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House of Tomorrow from the 1930’s Named a National Treasure

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House of Tomorrow at the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair (Photo: Wisconsin Historical Society)

This week, the famous “House of Tomorrow” (Wikipedia entry) in Indiana was named a National Treasure by the National Trust for Historic Preservation (based in Washington DC). The goal of the designation is to help the Indiana Landmarks to raise enough funds to restore the home to its former glory after years of neglect.

Though located in northwest Indiana, it was designed for the 1933-34 Century of Progress Exposition (a World Fair in Chicago) by George Fred Keck.

House of Tomorrow under construction. (Photo: Wisconsin Historical Society)

House of Tomorrow under construction. (Photo: Wisconsin Historical Society)

Indiana Landmarks is raising money to restore the remarkable House of Tomorrow. (Photo: Lee Lewellen)

Indiana Landmarks is raising money to restore the remarkable House of Tomorrow. (Photo: Lee Lewellen)

The home makes an appearance in the following video providing additional historical context on homes designed for Chicago’s World’s Fair:

For those looking to learn more about the backstory and future plans for the historic home, you’re encouraged to read the Curbed story, Indiana Landmarks’ blog, as well as the article that ran in the Chicago Tribune.

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