Hamilton Home

When we were house-hunting, I became aware that there are quite a few kit homes in town, especially in the Old North End – one of the older neighborhoods (the one in which I bought my first house, and where we ended up buying this time). It occurred to me that this house might be a kit home, so I did some searching and happened to see an image that looked remarkably similar.


I’d say it’s a match! (Alas, there is a large maple tree blocking access to the exact angle shown in the catalog picture.) This home was sold in catalogs by Aladdin, a company based in Bay City which was a very popular manufacturer of kit homes. The Clarke Historical Library at CMU has a ton of information about Aladdin – I haven’t had time to get there during their open hours yet, but apparently I should be able to look up the receipts from our very home!