Many homes around the turn of the century were lacking cabinets and storage in the kitchen. The Hoosier Manufacturing Company meant to fill this need when it was incorporated in 1899. The company re-designed what was called a baker’s cabinet, creating a well organized, compact cabinet and counter. The Hoosier was a large success and many other companies began manufacturing Hoosier style cabinets. This design remained popular until the 1920’s when it became common to have built-in cabinets and other fixtures.