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Lustron Homes, the ‘50s prefabs that were ahead of their time

These steel-and-ceramic dwellings still stand, more than 60 years later As the numerous companies chasing the idea of affordable mass-manufactured housing suggests, the dream of prefab homes still attracts innovators, bold ideas, and creative design. But right after WWII, a Chicago businessman fashioned his home of the future from wartime technologies and an old airplane factory, creating a line of ceramic-and-steel prefabs called Lustron Homes that are still used by hundreds of homeowners nationwide.
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