Lustron House

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1949–1950. 45 Highland St.

At 45 Highland Street in Westover, a small city next to Morgantown, sits Lustron manufacturing number 2084. It is directly across from an older two-story, four-square residence. Built slab on grade, records indicate this Lustron was Dove Gray and the same Deluxe (02) model as its neighbors to the south and north. Also, like nos. 43 and 47, it retains its former footprint on the sides and front, its gable-end roof arrangement, and its orientation to the street with living room bay and master bedroom windows featuring original trim. The windows and trim on the south and north sides also appear to be original. The porch still remains in its original position in the southeast corner. Like its two neighbors, the house has no additions. Changes include the dark brown asphalt shingled roof, tan siding, and updated downspout.     

References

Fetters, Thomas T. The Lustron Home: The History of a Postwar Prefabricated Housing Experiment. Jefferson, NC: McFarland and Company, 2002.

Jandl, H. Ward. “Lustron: The All-Metal Dream House.” In Yesterday’s Houses of Tomorrow: Innovative American Homes, 1850 to 1950, 183–199. Washington D.C.: Preservation Press, 1991.

“Lustron.” Ohio History Connection. Accessed November 2, 2021. https://www.ohiohistory.org/.

 

Writing Credits

Author: 
Rhonda L. Reymond
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  • 1949

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Rhonda L. Reymond, "Lustron House", [Westover, West Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/WV-01-061-0007.

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