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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