This ready-cut mail-order home was manufactured by the Aladdin Company, the Bay City brainchild of William J. and Otto Sovereign. William Sharp Jr., a sales manager for Aladdin, selected this stately and strong country house design called “The Villa” from the Aladdin Company Readi-Cut Home catalog for 1916. It was one of the most elaborate houses available. Dignified columns flank the central entrance of the symmetrical hipped-roof house. Pergola-like wings project from the main block. Windows of the lower level are grouped in twos and threes beneath broad arcades.
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William Sharp Jr. House
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