Of the homes shown in the 1916 catalog, the vast majority are bungalows. Not surprising when you consider the appetite Americans exhibited for these small, but very pretty houses.
Having recently taken the experience gleaned from its recent association with Aladdin, Lewis launched enthusiastically into the kit home market.
By forging alliances with mills across the US, Lewis was able to deliver its kit homes to various markets at reasonable cost. Shipping was included in the final price, so keeping freight as low as possible not only expanded the company's reach, but presumably afforded a profit margin. Shipping points in 1916 included Bay City, Michigan where the company was located as well as Seattle and Portland in the Pacific Northwest and Jacksonville, Florida and Bristol, Tennessee in the Southeast.
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