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August 11, 2009 | 12:01 a.m. CDT
Carl Strandlund, founder of the Lustron Corporation, designed Lustron houses with returning WWII veterans and their families in mind. 2,498 houses were made and placed in 36 states. The design, of pure steel, was sturdy, space efficient and marketed to be fire-proof, rodent proof, rust proof and lightning proof.

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