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Century of Progress Homes

Originally built for the 1933 Chicago World's Fair, these five historic Century of Progress Homes are part of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Tours of these fully or partially restored homes are available by reservation only one day each October. Visitors have the opportunity to view each of the five homes: the Cypress Log Cabin, the House of Tomorrow, Florida Tropical, Armco Ferro, and the Wieboldt-Rostone house.

Armco-Ferro Century of Progress Home
Photo credit: Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

The theme of the 1933 Chicago World's Fair was "Century of Progress." In keeping with that theme, these houses were built featuring modern appliances like dishwashers and air conditioners, innovative materials and new construction techniques. Moved later by barge to the shores of Northwest Indiana, these homes are being restored with private funds through a partnership with Indiana Landmarks.

Cypress Log Cabin - Century of Progress Homes
Photo credit: Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

These special tours are sponsored by the Dunes National Park Association, a nonprofit organization that supports the protection, preservation and promotion of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Mark your calendar to visit these extraordinary homes. Check our Indiana Dunes events page for tour date and times once it is announced.

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