Closter in Bergen County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Harold Hess Lustron House
To ease post-WWII housing shortages, the Lustron Corp. of Ohio made an unique house of all pre-fabricated steel parts on an assembly line basis and shipped them directly to owners lots. Harold Hess purchased a Westchester Deluxe model with attached garage from a NJ dealer & assembled it on this site in 1950. All walls, roof & chimney, are porcelain enameled steel panels. Between 1948-50 Lustron made 2,498 houses.
Erected 2001 by Closter Historic Preservation Comm.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1950.
Location. 40° 58.246′ N, 73° 58.033′ W. Marker is in Closter, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is at the intersection of Durie Avenue and Legion Place, on the right when traveling west on Durie Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 421 Durie Ave, Closter NJ 07624, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Reformed Church of Closter (approx. 0.2 miles away); Closter Public School (approx. ¼ mile away); Hilderbrant Naugle House The Closter Horseman (approx. 0.7 miles away); Walter Parcells Homestead (approx. ¾ mile away); Sautes Tave’s Begraven Ground (approx. 0.8 miles away); Douwe Talema (approx. 0.9 miles away); Demarest Railroad Station (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Closter.
Also see . . . Harold Hess Lustron House. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on May 29, 2021, by Mehmet Celaj of Dumont, New Jersey.)
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