Monday, May 18, 2009

More Lustron photos

I promised more photos of the Milwaukee Lustron houses and here are a couple of them- two right next to each other on North 27th Street, just north of Hampton.

Lustron House at 4964 N. 27th StreetLustron House at 4956 N. 27th Street
This tan one has the matching garage.

One of the reasons I love these so much (besides their having been such a mystery to me for so long) is their whole space-age aesthetic, as well as their diminutive size.

I thought this would be a good time to put up a photo of the sculpture in front of the Atkinson Library, 1960 W. Atkinson Ave. I don't know anything about it. It would look good in front of a Lustron house though. That branch opened in 1961. The Lustron Company built its homes in the late 1940's, so they are not of the same time period, but somehow they have a similar anachronistic appeal for me.


elizabeth said...

Suzanne, you are so cool! I love this! Would that I were in Milw and we could traipse about having adventures together! For now, I can at least read your blog...

The River Otter said...

Oh, E! I wish you could be my accomplice!

Peter said...

Thanks for the great posts on Lustron homes in your area! (As a devoted Lustron owner & preservation advocate, I track news/blog mentions of "Lustron" using Google Alerts.)

Please feel free to update any details about the local Lustrons you document in both the Lustron Registry you mentioned and the Lustron Locator on the Lustron preservation website: two separate efforts to maintain a comprehensive database of past & present Lustrons around the country.

These are special houses that really deserve to be preserved & appreciated. Thanks for your interest!

Peter from Williamstown, MA

The River Otter said...

Hi Peter! I have been enjoying your site! Look for more Milwaukee Lustron photos soon- I am going to go out this Saturday, so check back.