Once you have familiarized yourself with the layout of a Lustron, we suggest you take a tour of our Timeline, where you can explore its fascinating History. Learn about its porcelainized steel precursors; the meteoric rise of its inventor Carl Strandlund; the political intrigues and manipulations that led to Lustron’s untimely demise, and the status of recent efforts to document and preserve these lovable metal houses. Once you’ve perused the Timeline, click on the links below for more detailed information about the history of Lustrons.
- To learn more about the scintillating history of Lustron Houses, click here.
- Click here to peruse information on the post-war housing crisis.
- Curious about inventor extraordinare, Carl Strandlund, the innovative businessman who almost realized his vision of creating “the General Motors of the housing industry?” Click here for more information.
Now that you’ve “met” the Lustrons are you ready for more technical information on how to care for your Lustron? Hop on over to Help for Lustrons.