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Century of Progress Homes


Lake Front Dr., Beverly Shores, IN 46360


Phone: (219) 395-1882


The Century of Progress Homes, originally constructed for the 1933 Chicago World's Fair, were built to demonstrate modern architectural design, experimental materials and new technologies like air conditioning and dishwashers. Drive or walk past them year- round, or take a look inside during the annual architectural tour in October. 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 Park and are leased to private individuals.