Century of Progress Homes Tour a Success

By: Dunes National Park Association Last Updated: November 7, 2012

Over 870 people participated in October's Century of Progress home tours, which were jointly hosted by the National Park Service and the Dunes National Park Association.

The sold-out tours each lasted one hour and 15 minutes and explored the five historic homes once featured in the 1933 Chicago World's Fair: the Cypress Log Cabin, the House of Tomorrow, the Florida Tropical Home, the Armco Ferro House, and the Wieboldt-Rostone home.

After decades of vacancy and neglect, the homes are being restored to their original beauty through a unique private lease program supported by a partnership between the National Park Service and Indiana Landmarks.

Participants of the home tours were able to witness the homes' evolving transformations, meet some of the current leases responsible for remodeling the homes, and catch a glimpse of the homes' past and future potentials.

Dunes National Park Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. The Dunes National Park Association exists to solicit funds for the benefit or support of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and related activities, advocate on behalf of the park and educate the community on the abundant resources available in our national park.

For more information about the Dunes National Park Association, visit the newly launched www.DunesNationalPark.org.