Aladdin Homes Built in a Day. Catalog No. 31 (1919).

Watkins Glen, NY: American Life Foundation, 1985/1919. Reprint. Staplebound Wraps, light blue in color. Oblong quarto, pp. 122, illustrated in b/w: w/floor plans, exterior and interior perspective renderings and isometric drawings. A tremendous variety of styles. This is an outstanding perspective on American home-building and home-owners' tastes. Very Good+. Item #1542

Daniel Reiff, in his important history of American house design and building "Houses from Books" spends most of a chapter on Aladdin Houses. They were that important. Aladdin actually invented the pre-cut kit house, before Sears got into the game. The present reprint from 1919 shows the company at the top of its game and at the peak of the "movement." You just have to look at the plans for "The Pasadena" to see where many of the bungalow-style houses in Southern California came from. An uncommon title, even in reprint.

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