Monday, June 24, 2013

Model Home Ad – June 24, 1954

Here's yet another vintage model home ad.

Aladdin kit home at 1405 W. Erie
This ad, which ran in the Lorain Journal on June 24, 1954 – 59 years ago today – is an interesting one because the C. Stewart model house pictured is located right next to a housing landmark: the stately Aladdin kit home (at left) known as the "Villa" (which I wrote about here and here).

I like the C. Stewart advertising mascot; he looks like Egghead in the old 1930s Warner Brothers cartoons.

Today the C. Stewart model home still looks great and is obviously well taken care of. Unfortunately, some trees and a pole get in the way of getting the identical shot as in the vintage ad.

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