The Aladdin Emerald, A 5-Room Cottage Home

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The Aladdin Emerald was a 5 room cottage measuring 16×30 feet. I think today we might call that a tiny house.  🙂

The Emerald was constructed of the same grade of materials as the larger more expensive homes that Aladdin offered.

In 1920 a hardware salesman, Frank Foote, ordered this Aladdin Emerald.  It was shipped to Pawhuska, Osage County, Oklahoma.

If you click on the image and zoom in you will see that the Aladdin Emerald in Pawhuska, Oklahoma still has the original mullion frame casement windows mentioned in the catalog description!

This Aladdin Emerald was the home of Frank Foote, his wife Grace and their daughter Bessie. Bessie married in 1934. Frank and Grace were still living here in 1940.

Frank passed away in 1947 and Grace passed away in 1973. Bessie was an honor student at Pawhuska. She went on to college, married an accountant, Leroy Hayden, and they eventually ended up in Dallas, Tx. Bessie passed away in San Antonio in 1997.

I stopped by the train depot in Pawhuska. It is now the Osage County Historical Society. I didn’t have time to go inside, it was the end of the day. Next trip! I also learned that Pawhuska is the home of the first Boy Scout Troop in America!


This monument is outside of the train depot in Pawhuska. It lists the first Boy Scout Troop members. The name at the top on the right column is RD Foote. I bet he is related to Frank Foote.

This statue is located at the train depot too. It commemorates the first Boy Scout troop in America.

On my next trip, I’ll visit the museum and eat at Ree Drummond’s new place!


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About Rachel Shoemaker

I've been hooked on finding and or identifying mail order homes since 2008. I'm not picky, kit homes from Sears Modern Homes, Aladdin Ready Cut, Gordon Van Tine, Wardway Homes, all of the major companies as well as the popular pattern and plan book homes built from about 1900 and on. Could you be living in one of these homes? Send me an email:
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