Lustron:The House America’s Been Waiting For-Mon., Aug. 19 at 10p

Thanks to the Columbus Foundation and the Ohio Historical Society for use of their clip highlighting the Ohio Historical Society’s 1950′s exhibit.  If you want to know more about Lustron homes tune-in to WOSU TV Monday night at 10pm for LUSTRON: THE HOUSE AMERICA’S BEEN WAITING FOR.  This program tells the uniquely American story of industrial genius Carl Strandlund and his attempt to revolutionize the America’s Post WW II housing industry by the use of mass production. Standlund’s Lustron home, made entirely of porcelain-enameled steel, would re-invent the entire home building industry but his plan was toppled by government politics and corruption.