Christian K. Usher Lustron Home - Cushing, OK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter
N 35° 58.860 W 096° 45.300
14S E 702401 N 3984171
Quick Description: One of only a few Lustron homes in Oklahoma.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 10/4/2018 2:24:16 PM
Waymark Code: WMZ9PN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 5

Long Description:
Large numbers of returning veterans after World War II needed housing. The Government estimated that 3,000,000 moderate to low income houses were needed, with another 10,000,000 in the decade to follow. Since traditional builders could not keep up with that demand, Carl Strandlund came up with an idea. His Lustron home was prefabricated and could be put together quickly and economically. His Lustron company used local dealerships throughout the U.S., and operated from 1946 to 1950.

This house is 31 x 35 ft and has a total of 1021 square feet. This is the Westchester Model, the only type built in Oklahoma. It is one-story with a living, dining and kitchen area, bath and two bedrooms. It was built by the local dealer, Hall & Abercrombe. The roof is gabled with porcelain enamel coated steel panels. The exterior walls are 2 ft x 2 ft porcelain enamel coated steel panels also. These panels are Dove Gray. The northeast corner of the house is cut-away to provide for the entrance, and there is a detached Lustron garage behind the house. The two front-facing windows are Tripartite with a fixed pane at the center flanked by four-pane casement sections.

The interior has metal pocket doors, and metal cabinetry. The interior walls are also constructed of the porcelain enamel coated steel. There was radiant heating, where hot water pipes run through the concrete floor. This home has been converted to central heating/air-conditioning.

Christian Usher purchased the home in 1950 and lived in it until 1957. He continued to own it as rental property until 2001. It is currently a rental home.

Lustron Model: Westchester

Number of bedrooms: 2

Exterior Color: Grey

Garage: yes

Breezeway: no

Serial Number: Not listed

Visible Modifications: Not listed

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