Lustron Houses Still Standing in NC
Triangle Modernist Houses, the Raleigh, N.C.-based non-profit dedicated to archiving and showcasing local modernist houses and their architects at www.trianglemodernisthouses.com, recently located many original post-World War II-era Lustron Houses that are still standing in North Carolina and has added them to its archive. According to TMH, about 3,000 were sold and erected in the United States.
The Lustron House archive showcases about 40 properties throughout the state, some that are known to be Lustrons and some that can't be confirmed as Lustrons due to extensive renovations made over the years. While only 35 Lustrons were sold in North Carolina, according to TMH's research, there are rumors of up to 50 and possibly more. Some of these small gems have been kept in such good repair and experienced so few changes that they look like new, while others have experienced a few additions and changes and some have undergone such major renovations that they only vaguely resemble their original selves. Visit www.trianglemodernisthouses.com/lustron.htm to view the archive of North Carolina's Lustrons.