Kit Houses

Roofs Block 1


“The Glendale,” Aladdin Readi-cut Houses, 1929. Courtesy of Rachel Shoemaker Collection, Internet Archive.


Roofs are often overlooked as a defining feature, perhaps considered a functional rather than decorative aspect of a house. However, they can vary widely in pitch, the configuration of different slopes, sheathing, and decorative detail—all of which contribute to their character.