Christmas 1946, my first Christmas in our very own house after World War II. There was this wonderful dollhouse under the tree. My father and mother purchased it at J L Hudson's in Detroit and my father spent many hours putting it together in the basement. I never saw it until Christmas morning. He decorated it with real house wool carpeting and full size wallpaper. The master bedroom had one wallpaper motif - a huge bird. I tried to keep that bird when I refurbished my dollhouse but it fell off the wall so I knew the house was telling me that it was time for that bird to go. The carpet was at least 1/2" thick but was installed with a lot of love.
August 2011, this childhood dollhouse was identified as a Rich Dollhouse made 1946 - 1947. No changes have been made to the outside.