There is a great deal of information available on Lustron Homes and prefabricated housing. Check the annotated bibliography for more print resources, a simple search for “Lustron” on your favorite website will yield hundreds results. The resources listed below are by no means exhaustive, rather it is a quick list to find information on the history of Lustron and subjects related to their preservation.
- Lustron Home: The History of a Postwar Prefabricated Housing Experiment, Thomas T. Fetters (McFarland, $45).
- Suburban Steel: The Magnificent Failure of the Lustron Corporation, 1945-1951, Douglas Knerr (Ohio State University Press, $44.95).
- National Register Bulletin No. 22: Guidelines for Evaluating and Nominating Properties that Achieved Significance Within the Past Fifty Years
- Cultural Resource Management, Vol. 18, no.8, Preserving the Recent Past
- Cultural Resource Management, Vol. 16, no.3, Cultural Resources from the Recent Past -
- National Trust for Historic Preservation, Preserving Resources from the Recent Past, by Jeanne Lambin.
WEBSITES OF INTEREST
- The LUSTRON HOME PAGE - Home-grown web site for Lustron owners and interested parties at
- Lustron: The House America’s Been Waiting For - Information on the documentary film of the same title at
- Lustron Homes: Six Part Story on Old-House Web
- Lustron Connection - “a site devoted to the Lustron Home”
- Recent Past Preservation Network has info on Lustrons
- The Ohio Historical Society is home to many documents related to the history of the Lustron Corporation. Including the Lustron Homes Research Collection consisting of: “Lustron Home-related newspaper clippings, company records and court documents, magazine advertisements, original color photographs and slides of Lustron homes around the country.”