WOSU logo The House America's Been Waiting For

Post World War II, America experienced economic woes and massive housing shortages. President Harry S. Truman believed the time was ripe for an entirely new industry — prefabricated and manufactured housing. Carl Strandlund stepped up to the plate. While the Lustron house — a one-story, gabled-roof ranch with a bay window and side porch — looked like other postwar-era dwellings, behind its traditional façade lay hopes and expectations for a new era in American housing.

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