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Grand Forks in Grand Forks County, North Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Lustron

 
 
Lustron Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ruth VanSteenwyk, September 24, 2021
1. Lustron Marker
Inscription.   Swedish born engineer Carl Strandlund invented the Lustron Home to ease the housing shortage that followed World War II. Strandlund conceived an all-steel prefabricated home that could be mass produced and marketed across the nation. Manufacturing delays and politics, however, led to the failure of the company and it went into bankruptcy in 1950.

This Lustron Home was built in 1949 at 602 Lincoln Drive. Virtually maintenance free, the roof, wall panels and built in storage features are all original. It was dismantled in 2001 due to the flood protection project. Because of its unique history and design features, it was reconstructed here to present a glimpse of life in the 1950s.
 
Erected 2013 by Myra Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture. A significant historical year for this entry is 1950.
 
Location. 47° 53.84′ N, 97° 1.662′ W. Marker is in Grand Forks, North Dakota, in Grand Forks County. Marker is on Belmont Road. Located at the Myra Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2405 Belmont Rd, Grand Forks ND 58203, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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markers are within walking distance of this marker. Blooming 46 School House (within shouting distance of this marker); North Dakota's Oldest Concrete Pavement (within shouting distance of this marker); Grand Forks' First Post Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Oxcarts (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Old Red River Ox-Cart Trail (about 300 feet away); Campbell House (about 400 feet away); Fannie Mahood Heath Memorial Garden (about 400 feet away); Lincoln Drive - a neighborhood history (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grand Forks.
 
Also see . . .
1. Grand Forks County Historical Society - Myra Museum. (Submitted on October 13, 2021, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota.)
2. Location of Lustron Homes. (Submitted on October 13, 2021, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota.)
 
Lustron Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ruth VanSteenwyk, September 24, 2021
2. Lustron Marker
Lustron Home image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ruth VanSteenwyk, September 24, 2021
3. Lustron Home
Myra Museum Sign image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ruth VanSteenwyk, September 24, 2021
4. Myra Museum Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 13, 2021, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 132 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 13, 2021, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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