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William Sharp Jr. House

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1918, Aladdin Company. 2130 Center Ave.

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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Kathryn Bishop Eckert
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Kathryn Bishop Eckert, "William Sharp Jr. House", [Bay City, Michigan], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/MI-01-BY7.

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Cover: Buildings of Michigan

Buildings of Michigan, Kathryn Bishop Eckert. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 327-327.

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