About the Author
Rebecca Hunter is an award-winning historical architectural researcher and lecturer whose focus for more than the past decade has been on mail-order homes. She has lectured before a number of organizations, including the American Institute of Architects, the Sears Home Owners Association, and local libraries, historical societies, clubs, and associations. In addition, Hunter is a speaker for the Illinois Humanities Council Speaker's Bureau and has served as an architectural consultant for a number of municipalities in Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Hunter has been featured in a variety of media, including the "Chicago Daily Herald, The Chicago Tribune, The Christian Science Monitor, Cottage Living Magazine, the Elgin Courier News," and numerous local publications. She has served as a consultant for articles in "The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Bungalow Magazine." The author lives in Elgin, Illinois.