The House of the Future (in 1948)

Yesterday, I pulled off the interstate in Nashville, North Carolina to wait for a phone call from my brother. After sitting around for a few minutes, I decided to drive around Nashville and see what I could find. And I found a Lustron! It’s had a pretty...

Lustron Homes

“Never before has America seen a house like this,” read a 1949 advertisement for the Lustron, also hailed as “the house of the future.” The Lustron was an all-steel house, with walls made of 2×2 20-gage metal panels, with a porcelain...

Of Houses and Hubbies

I love Elkins, WV. It’s a beautiful place and a lovely city. And I love the people of Elkins, too. Especially this guy (pictured below), sitting on the rock. His name is Wayne Ringer and he’s fromĀ Elkins, West Virginia. He graduated from Davis and Elkins...