Lustron Houses (page 4)

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Top-O-The-Mark Motel
Canton, OH
There are about 214 Lustrons in Ohio. The Top-O-The-Mark Motel garages at the back of the property feature Lustron panels and roof shingles. The motel rooms had the panels as well but they have been covered up. The owner bought the Lustron panels and roofing at a foreclosure sale in 1950. [map]

Ohio Lustron Houses:

Lustron House
Philadelphia, PA
There are about 89 Lustrons in Pennsylvania. This grey-colored Philadelphia Lustron has been covered up with white, traditional vinyl siding. However, the steel roof shingles and gable tiles are still intact and the trademark pylon corner at the front door (despite missing the coil-like center piece) still identifies the house's origins. This is apparently the only Lustron house left in Philadelphia. There was another nearby but it was demolished and replaced with a school. [map]

Lustron House
Union City, TN
This Union City Lustron is known as the Caldwell-Long House. It was built in 1949 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. [map]

Lustron House
Memphis, TN
There are about 19 Lustrons in Tennessee.

This Lustron House is hidden behind foliage. [map]

Lustron House
Memphis, TN
This Lustron House was built in 1949. [map]

Lustron House
El Paso, TX
This El Paso Lustron is one of only three in Texas that I know of. The two others are in Dallas and Fort Worth. [map]

Lustron Houses
Norfolk, VA
There are about 70 Lustrons in Virginia. These Norfolk Lustrons are covered up a bit but their origins are still obvious. [left map]; [right map]

Lustron House
Bristol, VA
This Lustron was built in 1949. This photo is from 2011. The house now has a modern, metal roof. [map]

Lustron House [gone]
Arlington, VA
This Arlington Lustron was built in 1949. These photos are from 2010. The house was demolished in 2016.

Lustron House [gone]
Arlington, VA
Lustron House
Arlington, VA
The Arlington Lustron on the left was fairly well preserved. It was still there in 2014 but gone by 2017.

The other Lustron house in Arlington on the right is now covered with wood. [map]

Lustron House
Arlington, VA
This Arlington Lustron is hidden behind stucco. The original roof tiles remain. [map]

There were 11 Lustrons in Arlington but now only five remain. Not too far away, at the Marine base in Quantico, VA, there were about 60 Lustrons which were offered free for the taking. Most of them wound up being destroyed. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

Wisconsin Lustron Houses:

More Prefabricated Houses:
Alcoa Aluminum House (Toledo, OH)
Sears, Roebuck Homes: 1, 2
Dymaxion House
Futuro Houses
Globe House
Modern Steel House (book)

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