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Otto Sovereign House

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c. 1912–1914, Aladdin Company. 2157 5th St.

The general manager of North American Construction Company, later the Aladdin Company, built for himself this ready-cut home called “The Brentwood.” The gabled house is marked by diamond-paned casement windows, a second-story balcony, a hooded entrance, and pergola porte-cochere. Other examples of Aladdin Homes are “The Winthrop” at 1414 5th Street and “The Lamberton” at 2138 5th Street. The former is characterized by its low, one-story gabled form with bracketed eave supports and shingles; the latter, by its steep gabled roof with exposed rafters, stucco walls, hooded front entrance, and pergola side porch.

Writing Credits

Kathryn Bishop Eckert


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Kathryn Bishop Eckert, "Otto Sovereign House", [Bay City, Michigan], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Michigan

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

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