Lustron House

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1949–1950. 43 Highland St.

Company records indicate this Deluxe (02) Lustron, manufacturing number 1240, was Maize, a yellow color, but by 2012 was painted a color similar to Desert Tan. Since then, the house has been sided with boards of a soft yellow closer to its original color. While the house does retain the original window trim and living room bay, the paired windows themselves were replaced with double-hung windows on the front and sides. The residence still has its original Lustron porcelain steel tiled roof. Located on a slight hill, the house appears to have been built with at least a partial basement on the north side. Like nos. 45 and 47, it has a single-car, front-gable detached garage built at a later date that is fortuitously set to the side and slightly back of the house.

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-01-061-0008.

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