Great Bend is the "Lustron Capital of Kansas," boasting more of these houses than any other city in the state.
Constructed of metal panels, these houses were developed to make use of factories that were idled when the war ended and to provide homes for returning veterans and the "baby boom" they would create.
Visit the Barton County Historical Society, where you can tour one of these houses.
Disassembled and reassembled, piece by piece, in 2005 and 2006, this house is complete with authentic 50’s period home furnishings.
These homes are an important chapter in Barton County’s history. Great Bend has four clusters of these homes around the city.