Social Transformations (1945-1994)

Title

Social Transformations (1945-1994)

Description

A period of post-war prosperity allowed the United States to undergo fundamental social change. Adding to this change was an emphasis on scientific inquiry, the shift from an industrial to a technological/service economy, the impact of mass media, the phenomenon of suburban and Sun Belt migrations, the increase in immigration and the expansion of civil rights.

Items in the Social Transformations (1945-1994) Collection

Lustron Factory
From 1948-1950, the Lustron Corporation manufactured about 2,680 pre-fabricated steel homes in this facility. Located at 4200 E. Fifth Ave. in Columbus, Ohio, the site was previously a Curtiss-Wright airplane factory during World War II.

Lustron Home - 27 E. Kanawha
Lustron home built in 1950.

27 E. Kanawha Ave.
Columbus, OH 43214
Westchester Delux
Surf Blue
1,021 Sq. Ft.
Model Number 1655

Lustron Home - 272 E. Weisheimer
Lustron home purchased by Geneva S. Crawford, April 1, 1949

272 E. Weisheimer
Columbus, OH 43214
Westchester Delux Model
Dove Gray
1,021 Sq. Ft.
Model Number 1015

Lustron Home - 214 Arden
Lustron home purchased by Marian A. and Virginia G. Snavely, July 7, 1949

214 Arden Ave. Columbus, OH 43214
Westchester Delux Model
Dove Gray
1,021 Sq. Ft.

Lustron Home - 34 S. Broadleigh
Lustron home purchased by R. Harold and Mary E. Denton, March 16, 1949. Harold Denton was a Lustron Executive. This home was depicted in early Lustron advertisements with its owner and family.

34 S. Broadleigh, Columbus, OH 43209
Westchester…

Lustron Home - 868 S. Broadleigh
Lustron Home purchased by Edward W. and Esther H. Broehm, October 20, 1949
868 S. Broadleigh, Columbus, OH 43209
Westchester Delux Model
Dove Gray
Square Ft. 1,021

Lustron Home - 618 Brookside
Lustron home purchased by Jack H. and Harriet F. Terry, May 27, 1949
618 Brookside
Columbus, OH 43209
Westchester Delux Model
Dove Gray
1,021 Sq. Ft.

Lustron Home - 402 N. Hamilton
Lustron home relocated from 5099 Spring Valley Rd, London, OH
402 N. Hamilton Rd.
Whitehall, OH 43213
Owned by Whitehall Historical Society
Westchester Delux Model
Surf Blue
Model 908
Garage originally located at 300 S. Gould, Columbus, OH…

Lustron Home - 47 N. Kellner
First Lustron home in Columbus
Model home built in 1947. Later purchased by Robert Whitehead, February 10, 1950.
47 N. Kellner Rd.
Columbus, OH 43209
Westchester Delux Model
Surf Blue (resided vinyl)
1,021 Sq. Ft.
Model Number 9

Lustron Home - 71 N. Kellner
Lustron home built in 1949
71 N. Kellner Rd.
Columbus, OH 43209
Westchester Delux Model
Dove Gray
1,021 Sq. Ft.

Lustron Home - 101 Edgevale
Lustron home built in 1949
101 Edgevale Rd.
Columbus, OH 43209
Westchester Delux Model
Dove Gray
1,021 Sq. Ft.

Lustron Home - 79 N. Hamilton
Lustron home purchased by William J. and Rose A. O'Brien, March 3, 1949
79 N. Hamilton Rd.
Columbus, OH 43230 (Gahanna)
Presently owned by the City of Gahanna
Westchester Delux Model
Desert Tan
1,217 Sq. Ft.

Lustron Home - 1818 E. Long St.
Lustron home purchased by Helen Vogel, November 10, 1947
1818 E. Long St.
Columbus, OH 43203
Yellow
1,021 Sq. Ft.
Westchester Delux

Lustron Home - 2452 Lockbourne
Lustron home - Owner information unavailable
2452 Lockbourne Rd.
Columbus, OH 43207
Dove Gray
Newport Model
Seriel Number 2333

A 1950 letter to the editor from Lustron President Carl Strandlund. Includes facts and statistics about Lustron Homes.