Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Pease Homes of Hamilton OH

This is the kind of thing that I find interesting...like having a little mystery to solve.  Others may roll their eyes and say, "whatever" but not me. 
I've been looking at old house plans on the Internet lately (1950s-early 60s) and found that one of the best sites to look is Internet Archives. 
Here is a link to The Pease Homes Booklet from 1957  It's a fun little booklet to look through (just click on the arrows in the bottom right corner of the link to browse through the booklet.  The pictures below are what caught my attention.

 
Apparently there was a Pease Home Factory in Hamilton OH, and they had actual Pease Houses built on a little street outside the factory for people to walk through.  A showroom of sorts.  I was curious to see if the Factory and quaint little street still exist today.  So I hopped onto Google Maps and found the factory.  The houses were situated at 900-951 Forest Ave. Hamilton OH.
 
 
Here is all that is left of the quaint little row of houses.  They are surrounded by factories and progress.  Click on the link...it takes a few seconds to get down to street level, but it should get you there.  LINK TO GROUND LEVEL
The cool thing about this is that the house with the brick front is pictured in the 1957 brochure!!  It's still standing!  Looks like crap, but it's still there along with 4 or 5 other houses!
Neato!
 


Looked a lot better in 1957 didn't it (wink). 

  Well, that's all for today.  I've been real busy taking care of babies, getting ready for a garage sale and other big summer-time activities.
Until another time, have a happy Vintage kind of day!


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