Monday, September 9, 2019

Around Town Middleton: Lustron home

Middleton's one and only
Photo by Retiring Guy

Proposed demolition puts renewed focus on all-metal Lustron homes. (Wisconsin State Journal, 8/27/2019)
The city’s Plan Commission on Monday is being asked to approve a demolition permit for one of the only about 2,680 Lustron homes ever built during the company’s four-year existence in the late 1940s. It’s also one of approximately 80 left in Wisconsin, and one of 16 listed as still standing in Madison, almost all of them on the Near West Side. 
Lustrons are made of porcelain-enameled steel panels that were shipped to home sites and bolted together, erector-set style, on concrete slabs. Amid the post-World War II housing crunch, the basic one-story, two- or three-bedroom homes were seen as a way to house returning veterans and their families quickly and cheaply.

Source:  Old House Web

Related post:
I've seen a number of Lustron houses, but today was my first encounter with a Motohome.  (4/28/2018)

Other Around Town Middleton posts:
September 2019
Bees love ornamental onion plants.  (9/4/2019)

August 2019
60-year-old resident arrested for armed robbery.  (8/21/2019)
Staff and visitors may now park in the MCPASD Services Center lot .  (8/2/2019)

June 2019
"ROAD WORK AHEAD" trumps "DRIVE LIKE YOUR KIDS LIVE HERE" on Park Street.  (6/27/2019)
Free lunch Friday.  (6/24/2019)
CBD, just like everywhere else in Wisconsin.  (6/24/2019)
February 2019
According to chapter 8.07 of the city ordinances....  (2/4/2019)

January 2019
More than a snow fort, but not a standing-room igloo.  (1/2/2019)
December 2018
This section of sidewalk was replaced in 1980.  (12/18/2018)
The post office's new and improved self-service kiosk.  (12/18/2018)

November 2018
Spell checker.  (11/19/2018)

August 2018
Must be on a tight schedule.  (8/6/2018)

July 2018
What type of seeds?  (7/6/2018)

June 2018
If it's not one thing, it's another.  (6/23/2018)
Bloom Bake Shop to reopen as Bloom Bindery, a bakery/bookstore.  (6/15/2018)

May 2018
The Tiedeman Pond frog chorus.  (5/15/2018)

March 2018
Tiedeman Pond winter fish kill.  (3/30/2018)
Hear that lonesome whistle blow.  (3/22/2018)
Explosion on Elmwood Avenue.  (3/20/2018)
Googling 'Henry Hubbard'.  (3/18/2018) 
A not-so-faded Flo strikes a new pose.  (3/12/2018)

February 2018

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