A Century of Progress 1933-34 Chicago World’s Fair

Home and Industrial Arts Planning Group: Homes of Tomorrow Exposition

The 1933 Chicago World's Fair boasted a Century of Progress celebrating man's innovations in architecture, science, technology and transportation.  One interesting and enduring exhibit was the Homes of Tomorrow Exposition that demonstrated modern home convenience and creative practical new building materials and techniques. These two compilation photos are from an original Century of Progress brochure for the Home Planning Group.


Clockwise: Masonite House, Wieboldt-Rostone, Good Housekeeping Stran-Steel, Century Homes “House of Tomorrow,” Southern Cypress Log Cabin (center)


Clockwise: General Houses, Inc., House, Armco-Ferro Mayflower Enamel House, Owens-Illinois Glass-Block Building, Lumber Industries Home, Common Brick Manufacturers’ House (center)

A Century of Progress Homes of Tomorrow Photos and Images:

·       Chicago World’s Fair Homes at Indiana Dunes in 2001

·       Same homes after some renovation and repair in 2005

·       General photos of the Home Planning Group buildings

·       Good Housekeeping Stran-Steel House: Misc photos and interiors



Photographs were taken by the author and/or scanned from her personal collection of World’s Fair guides and memorabilia or from original fair guidebooks.

Dr. Monica Brooks, brooks@marshall.edu (2013)