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Michigan City, Indiana: 1933 Century of Progress Homes

On an out-of-the-way street in Indiana stand four futuristic homes from the 1933-1934 Chicago World's Fair, including the pink "Florida Tropical" and the circular "House of Tomorrow."

127 W. Lake Front Drive, Michigan City, IN
From US-12 turn north at the stoplight onto Broadway. Drive one mile. At the stop sign T intersection, turn left onto Lake Front Drive. Drive a half-mile to the houses.
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1933 Century of Progress District sign.

1933 Century of Progress Homes

Four futuristic (for their time) homes were featured in the 1933-1934 Chicago World's Fair. They were brought across Lake Michigan by Robert Bartlett to encourage building in that area. Another came by truck. The homes all stand within walking distance of each other and represent different phases of time and design. They are situated in the Indiana Dunes National Park system and tours are periodically available. At least two of the homes are privately inhabited.

[Kerin Fassler, 04/24/2024]

The pink "Florida Tropical" is an peculiar sight on Lake Michigan, as is the "House of Tomorrow" across the street.

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