Gleissner, John D. and Katherine, Lustron House (NRIS 00000133)

Address: 2420 Chahaba Rd., Birmingham, Alabama. County/parish: Jefferson.

1 contributing building.

Added to the National Register of Historic Places February 24, 2000.

Part of Lustron Houses in Alabama, MPS (NRIS 64500008).

Also known as:

  • Gleissner House

From Wikipedia:

John D. and Katherine Gleissner Lustron House
The John D. and Katherine Gleissner Lustron House is a historic enameled steel prefabricated house in Birmingham, Alabama. Designed and constructed by the Lustron Corporation, this example is one of three confirmed to have been built in Birmingham. Another, the Bernice L. Wright Lustron House, is just one house over from the Gleissner Lustron House.Lustron houses were only produced during a two-year period, with 2,495 known to have been made. Only roughly 2,000 of these are still in existence. Many of those that do remain have been altered significantly. Twenty Lustron houses are known to have been ordered in Alabama, although it is not clear if twenty were erected. Only eleven remained in 2000.The house forms part of the National Register of Historic Places' Lustron Houses in Alabama MPS. It was placed on the National Register on February 24, 2000, due to its architectural significance. The house was slated for demolition in 2015 to make way for a condominium development. (read more...)


  • Koch, Carl and Assocites
  • Lustron Corporation

Architectural styles:

  • Other

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