The 1950s Lustron Houses Hiding In Ohio Were A Futuristic Answer Once Upon A Time
When you think about the future, what do you picture your home to look like?
In the 1950s, many Ohioans thought the future looked like steel, uniform homes. The Lustron Corporation, based in Columbus once upon a time, was once a nation-wide solution to a housing shortage. Today, few of the homes remain, scattered throughout the U.S. and Ohio. If you’re familiar with the history behind these homes, you know just how special it is to spot one of these in an Ohio neighborhood.
Did you know about these historic gems hiding in Ohio? Have you ever explored a Lustron house before? Share your thoughts, photos and experiences with us!
April is the Ohio staff writer for Only in Your State. She is an Ohio native with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. With more than 10 years of writing experience and a background in news reporting for Ohio newspapers, she's published pieces in multiple print and online publications. When she's not on deadline or chasing after her toddler, she's hunting for hidden gems in Ohio or getting lost in a good book.
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