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News September 2015

Closter, NJ to restore Lustron House

September 19, 2015

Showing resourcefulness and dedication to their Modern architectural heritage, the Township of Closter has begun the process of restoring a local Lustron House built in 1950 by renting the home to a local business owner who will use it as an office while serving as caretaker. Funding for repairs will likely come from community grants. Lustron Houses were a popular and affordable model of pre-fabricated home building during the postwar era. They were considered innovative for their steel framing, enameled steel paneling inside and out, and open floor plan. The Lustron in Closter is one of 16 known to have been sold in New Jersey, of which 11 have been identified and 10 remain.

Closter to Restore Lustron House,” The North Jersey Record: August 20, 2015

Harold Hess Lustron House, Closter, Bergen County, NJ. Photo: Wikipedia, Jerrye & Roy Klotz, MD