2,680 of these porcelain-steel homes
were produced in America between 1949
and 1950 by the Lustron Corporation in Columbus, Ohio. An
enormous facility housed the nine-mile Lustron assembly
ranch style homes usually
had two or three bedrooms. Modern appliances including dishwasher
was provided with a ceiling radiant system. They cost about
$10,000 - not including
the lot. The homes were shipped on a flatbed and required
350 man hours
to assemble. Most were built on a concrete base.
porcelain coated exterior panels came in four colors: 'Maize
Yellow', 'Dove gray'
'Surf Blue' and
Lustron Truck Arrives With A New Home In Williamstown, Mass.
of Peter Rogers & Paige Carter
The durable steel homes have
survived well into the 21st Century with minimal maintenance.
All interior and exterior panels were of porcelainized steel
were designed for indefinite service without painting. The
roof shingles are porcelain-coated steel as well. Carl
Strandlund, an engineer noted for his war time metal working
was the creator of Lustron Homes.
In This Vintage Brochure
Lustron Corp. Describes The Lustron Features In Detail
The House America's Been Waiting For "
(From 1940's Lustron Advertisement)
"Camera Tour of Lustron Home" 1950s Promotional Brochure
Depicting 59 Chellman St., Boston, MA Lustron
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