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Century of Progress Architectural District, Beverly Shores

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The Century of Progress Architectural District is a historic district in Beverly Shores, Indiana. The district is on Lake Shore Drive within the Indiana Dunes National Park. The district comprises five buildings, all from the Homes of Tomorrow Exhibition of the 1933 Century of Progress World's Fair which took place in Chicago. Intended to display the future of housing, the Century of Progress Homes reflect a variety of designs, experimental materials and new technologies. On June 30, 1986, the district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Beverly Shores–Century of Progress Architectural District.
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  • Indiana Dunes NP is unique in many ways and one is this Architectural District of homes that attempted to tackle the challenges of energy and affordability nearly 100 years ago. It was not lost on... 
    Indiana Dunes NP is unique in many ways and one is this Architectural District of homes that attempted to tackle the challenges of energy and affordability nearly 100 years ago. It was not lost on...  more »
  • Since the houses are now privately owned and a couple of them are undergoing renovations you can't get close to them. However, each has an information placard that provides the back story of each of....  more
    Since the houses are now privately owned and a couple of them are undergoing renovations you can't get close to them. However, each has an information placard that provides the back story of each of....  more »
  • On our way between Chicago and Detroit the day after Christmas when it was sunny and 60, so this was a perfect stop for a picnic lunch, a walk on the beach, and a look at five Century of Progress... 
    On our way between Chicago and Detroit the day after Christmas when it was sunny and 60, so this was a perfect stop for a picnic lunch, a walk on the beach, and a look at five Century of Progress...  more »

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