I just came across a copy of the January 1941 issue of THE AMERICAN HOME magazine. As I was looking through it I noticed several advertisements that pertained to home building.
One of them was for Pella Windows. They served a lot of custom home builders. Architects used them because they had the famous “roller screens” built into them. If you bought Pella Windows….in 1941 you were very modern because you didn’t have to use “old fashioned screens”.
Another advertisement from Red Cedar Shingles indicated that architects also preferred double coursed wood shingles over any other type of shingles. Actually we love to use wood shingles when the homes we design are appropriate for them.
We tend to relate glass blocks with Modern style homes. The magazine had an advertisement for a glass block company. Back in 1941 the glass block company explained that using glass blocks was a very modern way to custom build a home. Apparently modern is timeless.
When you hear the name Kimberly-Clark don’t you think of paper products, wax paper, paper towels and so on? Me too. Take a look at the insulation advertisement showing Kimsul Insulation. 50 years ago insulation, as today was an important issue….imagine that. Well apparently it was back then and probably will be for a long time into the future.
Finally, we pride ourselves as being very good at designing new homes and renovations, as well being very affordable and effective builders. Well, the advertisement from The Philip Carey Company redefines building economically and affordably.
By Rick Wiand who is a principal with a company located in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan which designs and builds new residential design build and renovation design build in Michigan. We operate primarily in the Oakland County cities, townships and villages of Birmingham, Bloomfield Village, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township, Franklin, Sylvan Lake, Beverly Hills, Orchard Lake, Bingham Farms, Huntington Woods, Pleasant Ridge, Royal Oak, Berkley, Ferndale and Troy