|Typical Lustron Home|
An entrepreneur dreamed of putting these things together and in 1948 they started production of the ceramic-coated steel, pre-fab houses at the Lustron factory in Columbus, Ohio.
These Plain Dealer pages from27 June 2004 detail some of the special features and challenges of living in a Lustron Home.
|Steel walls make hanging things easy, with|
just a few magnets
Most of these homes have since been re-sided and have lost the unique rectangular-siding appearance. The company only lasted a couple of years and went bankrupt in 1950.
|Medina Gazette 16 Augutst 1949 p. 2|
A gentleman involved in the assembly locally said 8 of these homes were built in Medina.
Only 3 are now known, two of which have been re-sided.
|Medina Gazeette 8 Nov. 1949|
The Ohio History Connection has been highlighting this little known part of the post war era in their publications and in their exhibits in Columbus.
If you are adventurous, travel down West Park Boulevard in Medina and see if you can find any of the Lustron homes there!