The Lustron House, House of the Future
By Melissa Carlson Forgey, Executive Director
What makes this small house so unique? The Neville and Helen Farmer Home, located at 513 Drexel Avenue in Decatur, was erected in the fall of 1949. Their one-story side gabled house from the Lustron Corporation had just under eleven hundred square feet of living space. They paid $10,000 for the house and lived in it for 20 years. 22 Lustron houses were built in Georgia with ten of those in the Atlanta area.