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National and State Registers of Historic Places

Martyn Lustron House

Picture of property 216 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 Martyn 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 Maize yellow with dove gray trim. Built by the Smith Center company Attwood Implements for the James Martyn 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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