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Century of Progress Architectural District

208 Lake Front Dr., Beverly Shores, Indiana 46301 USA

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“built for the 1933 World's Fair”

Join National Park Service rangers at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore for a tour of five historic homes from the 1933 Chicago World's Fair. These tours are offered by reservation only one day each October (2013 date is October 19), between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. (Last tour begins at 4:00 p.m.) Each tour lasts 2 hours and includes an inside look at the Cypress Log Cabin, the House of Tomorrow, Florida Tropical, Armco Ferro, and the Wieboldt-Rostone houses. The houses, in keeping with the fair's "Century of Progress" theme, featured innovative building materials, modern home appliances, and new construction techniques. Later moved to northwest Indiana to promote a new housing community, these houses were included in the national lakeshore in the early 1970's. Today the homes are undergoing rehabilitation with private funds through a partnership with Indiana Landmarks.

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Anna Hider

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October 16, 2017

The NPS very very occasionally offers tours of the 5 homes that were moved here. Like, once a year. Most recently in October. Tickets (which cost $35 or so) go on sale about a month in advance and often sell out. But it's incredibly cool!

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Century of Progress Architectural District

208 Lake Front Dr.
Beverly Shores, Indiana
46301 USA
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