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5 Responses to Aladdin

  1. Gayle says:

    Hi! I’m most thrilled to see that you have a copy of the 1911 Aladdin catalogue. I have been spending hours and hours looking at the Aladdin catalogues that have been scanned by the Clarke Historical Library at Central Michigan University, and that is one of the few years missing from their collection. I suspect they might be even more thrilled to learn of it than I am.
    http://clarke.cmich.edu/resource_tab/aladdin_company_of_bay_city/annual_sales_catalogs/annual_sales_catalogs_index.html
    My next project of the day is to look on Google maps to see if I can find the “isolated island of midwestern American architecture dropped into the British countryside”. As I live in the UK, I should be able to go see in in person next time I’m passing through Birmingham.

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  2. Dale Wolicki says:

    The 1911 catalog is when Aladdin Homes started offering their Arts & Crafts line of homes that made the company so successful over the next decade. Instead of crude drawings and illustrations Aladdin hired local architects to provide floor plan and renderings. Aladdin also introduced names for the houses instead of model #’s. The smaller cottages were named for female employees working for Aladdin (Gretna, Blanche, …), midsize houses for smaller Michigan villages near Bay City (Linwood, Vassar, ….), and full size homes were named for California cities (Pomona, Brentwood, …).

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