Thursday, April 3, 2008

MINNPOST
Audio tour of an Alcoa Care-free house
Imagine never having to paint your house or put on a new roof. Wouldn't that be great? After World War II, the world's third largest aluminum manufacturer tried to sell America on the idea of living in an aluminum house. The company set up sales offices around the country in an attempt to sell "care-free living." I toured a 1957 Alcoa Care-free House in St. Louis Park, Minn. with architectural historian Charlene Roise. You can listen to that report and see pictures at MinnPost.