July 28, 2008 (Kansas City, Mo.) – In 1925, Roscoe Chamberlain founded United Farm Agency with the mission of providing city dwellers a ‘roadmap to the country.’ As a means of introducing country real estate for sale to potential city buyers in an age when travel was the only option for research, he created the nation’s first-ever real estate catalog to showcase these dream country properties. That original 1928 edition of the United Farm Agency catalog is currently housed in the Smithsonian Institute.
The company, today known as United Country Real Estate, continues the legacy of the United Farm catalog, which has remained in continuous publication since 1928. This year, United Country celebrates the 80th anniversary of the famous catalog. To commemorate the occasion, United Country has recreated the original 1928 issue.