Beverly Shores in Porter County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Century of Progress Homes
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
In 1935, developer Robert Bartlett brought five Century of Progress homes to Beverly Shores. Today, the homes are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore partners with the Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana to preserve and rehabilitate the homes through a historic leasing agreement.
The homes arrived at Beverly Shores on barges.
The Wieboldt-Rostone house is made of rostone, a stone based composite cladding. The material did not survive Lake Michigan's harsh winters.
The Armco-Ferro House, made of corrugated steel panels, was the only Century of Progress Home to meet the Fair Committee's design criteria. It could be mass-produced, and was affordable.
The original rustic elements of the Cypress Log Cabin included carved animal heads and fantasy creatures.
The Florida Tropical House blended indoor and outdoor environments.
Private tenants lease these homes. Please respect their privacy.
Erected by National Park Service.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1933.
Location. 41° 41.049′ N, 87° 0.056′ W. Marker is in Beverly Shores, Indiana, in Porter County. Marker is on W. Lake Front Dr 0.1 miles east of Dunbar Ave, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Beverly Shores IN 46301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Armco-Ferro House: Mass Produced And Affordable (a few steps from this marker); Century Of Progress Homes: Historic District (a few steps from this marker); House Of Tomorrow: 'America's First Glass House' (within shouting distance of this marker); A Showcase For Cypress (within shouting distance of this marker); The Florida House: Home, Cruise Ship, and More (within shouting distance of this marker); Made In Lafayette: An Experiment in Home Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Recipe for a Sand Dune (approx. 0.3 miles away); Whose Home Is It? (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beverly Shores.
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