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National and State Registers of Historic Places

Ooten House

Picture of property 507 West 15th Street
Larned (Pawnee County)
Listed in National Register Mar 2, 2001

Architect: Not listed
Category: secondary structure; single dwelling
Thematic Nomination: Lustron Houses of Kansas

The Ooten House (c. 1950) is a front-gabled Lustron House with a Newport Deluxe plan. It is one of eight Lustrons in Larned and one of only ten Newport Deluxe models documented in Kansas. Founded by Carl Strandlund, the Lustron Corporation applied porcelain-enameled steel panel technology to residential designs to address the post-WWII housing shortage. But the company was short-lived (1949-1950) and only 2500 houses were constructed. Although it has been moved from its original location, the Ooten House retains its architectural integrity and meets the criteria for listing as a good example of a Lustron House.

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