A Lustron is a one-story, ranch-style home with either a two- or three-bedroom floor plan. The Lustron house at the Grand Forks County Historical Society was the first prefab home and was built almost entirely of steel. Steel panels were used for the walls, interior, exterior, ceiling and roof. These panels were coated with porcelain enamel.
A Lustron was built in Grand Forks at 602 Lincoln Drive in 1950. After the Flood of 1997, the city of Grand Forks, in partnership with the North Dakota Division of Emergency Management, the Historical Society of North Dakota, the Grand Forks Historic Commission and FEMA Region VII, preserved the house. It was dismantled, stored and reconstructed on the grounds of the Grand Forks County Historical Society. There are twenty Lustron homes in North Dakota.