2000- Lombard Historical Society - Footstep's from the Past - Lombard Lustron's with your Host Jean Conner, Volunteer Coordinator, LHS. In this Presentation, Thomas Fetters, local Lombard Author, Historian, and Lustron expert, talks about the significance of Lustrons to Lombard, Illinois, and their history. He takes us around town, beautiful showing us the remaining 36 original Lustrons. We wrap the presentation with Thomas taking us on a tour of one of our Lombard Lustrons and explaining all the beautiful features of these homes of tomorrow. So join us for this Mid- Century walk thru Lombards Lustrons. The presentation ends by inviting the community to Lombards Lustron Home Tour 2000.
April 2, 2022, WGN TV Chicago on Backstory with Larry Potash. Larry interviewed Tom Fetters about his 35-year Lustron Research project that started with his daughter Jean's high school history project. Features two local Illinois Lustron Residents who show off their homes to Larry and what makes them so unique and loveable.
In 2004 Rich Samuels from WTTW Channel 11 Chicago did a special on a Lustron Home in Lombard, Illinois, after finding an old website about Lombard Lustron and featuring Tom Fetters, author of "The Lustron Home: The History of a Postwar Prefabricated Housing Experiment."
Enamel and Steel- ByBy Mary Beth Klatt, The Chicago Tribune 5/18/02
First off: Lustron home expert Tom Fetters doesn't live in a Lustron, he lives in a ranch house in Lombard, which he contends is the Lustron capital of the world.
"The sense of being interested in saving Lustron homes would be akin to the sense of saving the Tucker automobiles," Fetters says. "The two are contemporary, both used ex-war plants as factories and both failed in a fairly short time with associated congressional inquiries. However, there were only 80 or so Tucker automobiles, and 2,500 Lustrons, so the house was a greater success.
The Last of the Lustrons:
Even houses of steel don’t last forever.
by Mary Beth Klatt Chicago Reader
Interview with Thomas Fetters
April 17, 2003
The twelfth episode of US Modernist Radio featuring Tom Fetters and Virginia Faust talking about the architectural phenomenon, Lustron houses. These were kits that built metal houses with only a screwdriver. Tom Fetters is a national expert on these homes, and Virginia Faust is the NCMH expert on them, as well as a realtor.
List of PDF Newspaper Interviews over the years with Tom Fetters
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