Save the Lustron Home
October 25 news
The rain has delayed the work on the site for the Lustron Home. Dirt work is finally (almost) complete. The last step will be building dirt ramps leading up onto the slab to enable the mover to back the house up onto the site but that cannot happen until after the footings and slab have been poured. The delay moves our window for moving the house to the third week of November. Actually that may be beneficial as the ground should be firmer then!
Donations and pledges toward the project amount to over $18,000. but a significant amount more will be needed.
We have set levels of giving for those who would like to donate or pledge. Please donate today to ave this iconic home for future generations.
Use the Pay Pal button on our donation page or mail check to CAHS P.O. Box 137 Carlisle, IA 50047
Sponsor $10,000 and over
The old house is gone. The site has been prepped and is ready for the slab to be poured. The Lustron House interior walls are being dissembled to prepare for the move.
Tentative date for the move is October 29th but we are expecting rain for the next several days and this may delay the project.
To date we are about 1/2 way to our fundraising goal. Donation and pledges have come in totaling over $17,000 but some costs are difficult to estimate. How many man hours to remove the needed interior panels? Will that go smoothly? How about the reassembly, the panels are 70 years old and may be difficult to put back. Costs could go over the anticipated budget and we need your help. There is a PayPal button on our Donate page or you can mail checks to P.O. Box 137 Carlisle, IA 50047.