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Property Name Elmore Bruce A and June L. Lustron House
Reference Number 13000635
State North Carolina
County Buncombe
Town Asheville
Street Address 70 Hampden Road
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 8/27/2013
Areas of Significance Architecture, Engineering
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The Bruce A. and June L. Elmore Lustron House, with a period of significance of 1949, its date of construction, meets National Register Criterion C for architecture and engineering as an excellent example of a Westchester Deluxe model Lustron House, the top-of-the-line model for Lustron Houses. Lustron Houses, engineered to be built on site as modular homes, were designed for ease of transport and construction, built primarily of enamel-coated-steel panels that were fireproof and of low maintenance. Only thirty-nine Lustron Houses were built in North Carolina, and this house is the only known intact Lustron House in Asheville. The house retains its original enamel-coated-steel sheathing and roofing, metal windows and doors, interior metal sheathing, built-in cabinets, and floor plan.


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