Selling the Lustron Dream | 2827 Eleanor Ave

Not a lot of people know what I’m talking about when I say “Lustron”. Is it a spaceship? No. Is it a small town on the moon? Try again. The Lustron is a pre-fabricated home that came about in 1948 due to the the post-World War II housing crisis. With waves of military personnel returning to a civilian life at a time when the U.S. housing market was on life support from the depression, there was a serious need for a speedy build. The answer, according to Lustron founder and inventor, Carl Strandlund, was a pre-fabricated home that was built out of steel in a Columbus, Ohio factory, shipped to the build site, and assembled there. With only fourteen or so of these beauties still standing in Louisville, and around fifteen hundred total remaining in the US, a chance to own a piece of history like this doesn’t present itself very often. Continue reading “Selling the Lustron Dream | 2827 Eleanor Ave”