Century of Progress Homes

Century of Progress Homes (HM17KQ)

Location: Michigan City, IN 46360 Porter County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 41.049', W 87° 0.056'

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Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

"Century of Progress" homes at the 1933 Chicago World's Fair showcased innovative building materials and designs. Visitors marveled at modern features like dishwashers and air conditioners.

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.

The House of Tomorrow featured prefabricated concrete and an airplane hangar next to the garage.

Private tenants lease these homes. Please respect their privacy.
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HM NumberHM17KQ
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Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 10:42am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 499922 N 4614708
Decimal Degrees41.68415000, -87.00093333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 41.049', W 87° 0.056'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 41' 2.94" N, 87° 0' 3.36" W
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Area Code(s)219
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 127 W Lake Front Dr, Michigan City IN 46360, US
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