The National Trust for Historic Preservation has a great article and some interesting photos showcasing five innovations demonstrated in the ‘House of Tomorrow at the 1933 Century of Progress International Exposition in Chicago.
Things like the attached garage, dishwasher, iceless refrigerator and even the concept of an open floor plan in a residential house were shown to the public first at the expo.
From the article…
“The fair served as an introduction to modern design for many, and nothing made more of an impression than George Fred Keck’s House of Tomorrow.
Then considered a futuristic model home, more than one million people took a tour at the fair. But Keck’s house remains noteworthy for the innovations that reached the mainstream not long after.”