Lustron Corporation (firm)
Firm History Sources
Contributed by Northwest Architectural Archives, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis
The Lustron Corporation, established by Carl Strandlund, was a distributor of prefabricated homes in the late 1940s. Because of the housing shortage after World War II, the federal government went into partnership with several private companies to build moderately priced homes for returning soldiers and other citizens. Lustron was one of these companies and received $40 million from the government to construct prefabricated homes. Between 1946 and 1948, Lustron received orders for 20,000 homes, but slightly more than 2,000 orders were filled before Lustron declared bankruptcy in 1950.
Northwest Architectural Archives, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis
Lustron Houses Collection (N 126)
Collection contains the plans for the Model 02 Lustron home, along with research materials on the firm.
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