Friday, August 10, 2007

Plastic House Article, 1956

Today's post is a followup to yesterday's photo!

In April, 1956, Popular Science published an article about a new kind of futuristic house. Obviously it is the very same house that wound up in Disneyland, making its debut in June 1957. I wonder if Walt saw this article and decided that this concept belonged in Tomorrowland? Or did the Monsanto folks sell him on the idea? It isn't hard to see a direct connection from this attraction to Progress City and EPCOT.

I've scanned the pages of the article, hopefully you'll find it to be as interesting as I did!











6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Incredible! Thanks for sharing, you have an amazing collection of stuff to share with us. It is so nice to be able to see things like this. (from Barbara)

Merlinsguy said...

Great discovery! There's no doubt that's the house.

TiKiMOOSE said...

Why couldn't they build those for the hurricane Katrina victims in New Orleans?

Hannibal8 said...

Great read, Major. How did you run into this? I imagine Walt read Popular Science and a couple of ohter magazines for ideas. I know he had an extensive National Geographic collection

Hrundi V. Bakshi said...

Major . . . you rock! Loving everything HoF related.

Anonymous said...

i'm gonna make my own site about it