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National and State Registers of Historic Places

Stein House

Picture of property 420 Cedar St
Ashland (Clark County)
Listed in National Register Mar 2, 2001

Architect: Merlyn Weidenheimer
Category: secondary structure; single dwelling
Thematic Nomination: Lustron Houses of Kansas

The Stein House was nominated for its architectural significance as one of fewer than 100 extant Lustron houses in Kansas and the only one in Clark County. Throughout the 1930s and 1940s, architectural pundits heralded the prefabricated house as the wave of the future, and during the post-World War II years the Lustron Corporation manufactured an all-steel house. Constructed in 1950 for Dr. Stein, the Stein House is an example of the Lustron Westchester Deluxe Plan with a metal surf blue exterior. The plan was modified and expanded to accommodate the Stein's growing family and included a Lustron garage. Merlyn Weidenheimer of Kinsley was the contractor.

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