Century of Progress Homes
Address 1: West Lakefront Dr, between Dunbar and Derby Avenues
City: Beverly Shores
Zip Code: 46301
Hours: Annual tour is generally one weekend each October. See website for details.
Directions: Lat: 41.6844 Long: -87.0006 Follow US Rte 12 east of State Rte 49 for 3 miles. Turn north (left) at E. State Park Rd, travel to the end and turn right on Lake Front Dr. The Century of Progress Homes are located between Dunbar and Derby Aves along Lakefront Dr. Park in the lot at Dunbar Ave or Lake View and walk to the site. The homes and grounds are not open to the public, but once a year, public tours are offered.
Lat/Long: 41.6844, -87.00220227241516
With the theme of a "Century of Progress," these houses were built for the 1933 Chicago World's Fair to demonstrate modern architectural design and new technologies such as central air conditioning and dishwashers. Real estate developer Robert Bartlett brought the houses to the dunes by barge in 1935. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the homes are now property of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and are leased to private individuals.