Industrial Housing

Rather than enticing the prospective homeowner, this 1918 catalog was designed to appeal to large industries, such as coal companies and textile mills, seeking to provide fast and inexpensive housing for their employees in "company towns." With America's increased wartime production during World War I, demand for worker homes soared and many companies found that Aladdin homes, with their low prices, easy construction and fast delivery by rail met their needs. Although Aladdin continued to sell groups of homes to various customers for many years, its effort to establish an industrial catalog was unsuccessful. The 1921 industrial catalog was the last of its kind. Thereafter Aladdin relied on its annual homes catalog for both individual and group sales.