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National and State Registers of Historic Places

Grimes House

Picture of property 214 Park Street
Smith Center (Smith County)
Listed in National Register Mar 2, 2001

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

The Grimes House, constructed in 1949, is a one-story, side gabled, Lustron home designed in the two-bedroom Westchester Deluxe Plan. The exterior steel panels are desert tan with white trim. Built by the Smith Center company Attwood Implements for the Robert Grimes family, the Lustron was a prefabricated metal home that had interior features of built-in cabinets and bookshelves. It was nominated for its architecture and its significance as one of only a hundred Lustron houses extant in Kansas at the time of nomination.

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