We Own A Lustron House!
Before restoration 2019
This two bedrooom Lustron House is now for rent at 6 West Lamartine, Mount Vernon, Ohio through Airbnb.com for short term rental and also for community group meetings. Contact Carol Rine at 740-263-9326 for details on afternoon rental. After a complete renovation with special thanks to all the volunteers and donation of materials we have been able to renovate this historic home that faced demolition after years of neglect and abandonment. We thank Lowe's, Custom Cutters and Traditions Engraving , the Knox County Master Gardeners, Hope Now, JVS, the Eagle Scouts, and United Aggregates for the donation of time and/or materials that went into this effort. Work is still in progress on the exterior and should be completed this fall. Any funds generated by the rental go to the goals of the Knox County Landmarks Foundation, a 501(c)(3) corporation. Link to home below.
Lustron Houses are all metal houses made in Whitehall, Ohio following World War II. This innovative home design used porcelain coated surplus steel to create an affordable home to meet the post-war housing shortage. The house came in three model and four colors to choose from. It came disassembled on a truck in 3,300 pieces with a 1,000 page instruction manual. Usually, they took about 2 weeks to put together. Unfortunately, the company did not last long. Only about 2,500 were produced nationwide. Our model is number 2526 and is the last of three Lustrons built in Knox County. There are only about 1,000 left across the country today.
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