He thought Lustrons could be built quickly during a post-World War II housing boom that saw scores of veterans returning to the states, marrying and starting families in their own new homes.
A grand total of 2,553 Lustrons were built between 1948 and 1950, before the company, tied up in financial and political difficulties, filed for bankruptcy.
About 120 remain in Wisconsin today. Photos by Dan Plutchak and Terry Mayer. STORY