Archives: Lustron

Steel Yourselves: The Brief but Illustrious History of Lustron

The concept was simple: enamel-covered steel, prefabricated houses that would meet the surging post-war housing demand in the late 1940s. The stage was set for the Lustron corporation to change the American landscape forever. This hour we’ll discuss how a company that called itself “The House America’s Been Waiting For” ultimately got left behind.