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  1. Janie
    September 13th, 2014 at 23:08 | #1


    Hi stumbled across your post and I believe I may own this home now. Would love to chat with you.

    Please email me if you are still interested in chatting about this historical home. I believe it as constructed in 1920 by the Hulse family??

  2. susan piala
    September 19th, 2014 at 14:33 | #2

    I’m so excited to find this website. We bought an Alladin about 2 years ago.

    It was in excellent condition and just needed updating. The home was built in 1918 and was built way out in the country of Elkhorn Wisconsin.

    It still is country out there and we discovered that the nearest neighbor is the grandson of the Orley, the man who had the Alladin built so we have quite a bit of history regarding the house and the property it sits on.

    Apparently Orley was rich for those days and his home was the first in the rural area to have electricity.

  3. JJOD
    September 21st, 2014 at 11:13 | #3

    I came across your website by accident. i was struck by the photo of you in your playpen.

    I restore old photos and am always struck when i see a discolored picture. I downloaded it and color corrected it. i also removed a few of the most glaring stains and spots.

    I would be happy to email it to you if you can give me an address.

    It’s free. No hidden strings - just a better looking image the next time somebody happens on your web site. Otherwise I’ll just delete the image.

  4. September 22nd, 2014 at 21:39 | #4

    Hi, I have been trying for a long time to nail down the architectural style of my 1916 Bungalow in Southern California.

    The closest I have gotten is the Mayflower design…

    But features are not quite right, and none of the interior beams have markings to denote a kit home of any kind. Can someone kindly chime in and give me some input?

    Thanks in advance

  5. September 23rd, 2014 at 13:20 | #5

    @Rick Schneblin


    That is likely a pattern book, plan book, home. There are several patterns like that! People often think they are kit homes.

  6. Dale Wolicki
    September 23rd, 2014 at 23:39 | #6

    @Rick Schneblin
    I think this is a “Pacific Home”, a LosAngelous manufacturer of pre-cut homes from 1920 to 1940.

    While Rose and I were out in California we saw a number of homes similar to yours, but the porch with the ornamental chevron was a popular Pacific Homes detail.

    Look at the framing lumber or on the hidden part of original cabinets or drawers to see if there are any stenciled or hand-written stamps.

    I’ll look through my collection of Pacific Homes and see if I can find a match.

  7. JJOD
    September 29th, 2014 at 19:20 | #7


    I sent the corrected picture last week. I haven’t heard back from you.

    Did you get it or did it go in your “spam” file?

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