Lauren of Antique Home received the paperwork from the current homeowner who purchased the Aladdin house from the original family. Then Lauren gave me the information to share on Sears Homes of Chicagoland. (Just to give you an idea of the chain of custody!)
Let's take a look at the Aladdin Parkway as it stands today.
|37 Western Ave., Fairfield, Maine. Image courtesy of Google Streetview.|
|The Aladdin Parkway. Aladdin said that this was an actual photo of a Parkway... somewhere. Scan courtesy of Daily Bungalow.|
The Parkway in Maine has a reversed floor plan. It was originally purchased by Halstead H. Crosby and his wife, Katharine. They were married in 1946 and placed a deposit on the Aladdin Parkway in the summer of 1949.
All subsequent scans on this page courtesy of Antique Home unless otherwise noted. If you can't read the letters, just click on the images for a clearer view.
|Here's the receipt that was sent with the preceding letter.|
|Aladdin shipped the order on June 29, slightly later than they estimated. They enclosed a bill of lading and also a checklist to be returned to Aladdin.|
|A sample of the bill of lading sheets that the Crosbys received for the Parkway #1 Reversed.|
|There they are! Photo courtesy of Carly Wiggin.|
Halstead and Katharine were married 60 years and lived in the Parkway until they moved into assisted living. Halstead died in April 2007 and Katharine died six weeks later, at the ages of 94 and 95, respectively.
Katherine's niece sold the house to the current homeowner.