“A distinctly original type following swiss lines, yet this beautiful structure is perfectly adapted to modern ideas of what an American home should be.” That is the description given to the Aladdin Massachusetts when it was first offered in their 1913 catalog. I love reading the descriptions leading in to the Aladdin homes! The Aladdin Massachusetts was offered in 1913, 1914, 1915, and 1916. In 1917 Aladdin made a few changes and it became the Shadow Lawn. They offered the Shadow Lawn every year from 1917-1922. It became one of their most popular models.
Here is the catalog cover of my 1914 Aladdin catalog which features the Massachusetts on the front and through out the catalog.
Aladdin 1914 features the Massachusetts on the front cover
I have found what I believe just might be an Aladdin Massachusetts just west of downtown Tulsa.
Aladdin Massachusetts west of downtown Tulsa.
Isn’t it beautiful? I wonder if it was a farm back in the day? And it was built just a stones throw from the railroad tracks! Wouldn’t it be fun to trim the trees and pose some people and get a photo like the front of the catalog?
And another little secret, I think the house across from it is an Aladdin Plaza! That’s another blog on another day.
Take a look at the catalog image from my 1914 catalog. That’s so close it gives me goosebumps!
Catalog image from 1914 shows the house and the floorplan.
Aladdin Massachusetts showing a better view of the window arrangement and the dining room bay window. That bay window disappeared in the Shadow Lawn in 1917
One of the neat things about the 1914 catalog is that they show a few interior photos of the Massachusetts. Let’s look at those now.
The Aladdin Massachusetts Living Room measures 30’x16′
This photo shows the front left corner bedroom and the dining room which is directly behind the living room. You can see the bay window to the right. Usually there is a bench there unless it was left out or removed at some point. The door to the left goes in to the kitchen.
The Aladdin Massachusetts Dining Room and bedroom
Inside front 1914 Aladdin catalog.
I couldn’t get a photo from the angle above, unless I trespassed, because of the trees. Maybe someday I will meet the homeowner and they will let me get better photos.
Aladdin Massachusetts in Tulsa, beautiful!
I sure would love to meet the owner! Do you know the owner? If so send them this blog. Or, maybe you ARE the owner? Send me a message if you would like more information on this house.