Louisville's Lustrons : houses with magnetic appeal

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dc.contributor.advisor McKee, Ann K. en_US
dc.contributor.author Hendricks, Hays B. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-ky n-us--- en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:36:42Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:36:42Z
dc.date.created 1994 en_US
dc.date.issued 1994
dc.identifier LD2489.Z785 1994 .H46 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/184976
dc.description.abstract The housing shortage in the United States at the close of World War II led President Truman and his National Housing Expediter, Wilson W. Wyatt, Sr., to enact the Veteran's Emergency Housing Act. Enacted in the spring of 1946, one goal of the V.E.H.A. was to encourage the production of prefabricated and factory-built housing units.The Lustron Homes Corporation, founded by Carl Strandlund, was a subsidiary of Chicago Vitreous Enamel Products Company which received over $37 million from the Federal Government between 19461950, in order to manufacture standardized all-steel houses.This creative project explores the wartime and postwar housing situation across the country, and specifically, in Louisville, Kentucky. An interview with Wilson W. Wyatt, Sr. is included.The production, assembly, and sales practices of the Lustron Homes Corporation are explored through research, and through an interview with the regional salesman who represented Kentucky. Documentation and photographs of Louisville's Lustrons are included.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Architecture
dc.format.extent ix, 237 leaves : ill. (some col.), maps ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Prefabricated houses -- Kentucky -- Louisville. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Dwellings -- Kentucky -- Louisville. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Architecture, Domestic -- United States. en_US
dc.subject.other Lustron Corporation (Columbus, Ohio) -- History. en_US
dc.title Louisville's Lustrons : houses with magnetic appeal en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.H.P.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/897512 en_US


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