Home of Tomorrow 1934

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story was originally published on Richland Source in 2013.

MANSFIELD -- In 1934, the United States was hopelessly bound up in the depressing problems of the immediate moment, so the Westinghouse Company came up with a way to get people looking ahead to brighter times by dreaming up the Home of Tomorrow.

Built on the edge of Woodland in Mansfield, the futuristic building showcased all of the electrical appliances that Westinghouse manufactured. 

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Sprung out of the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair, where architects and designers projected their fantasies of futuristic domestic life into a midway attraction, Westinghouse wanted an exhibit based more fundamentally in community life where people could see the future actually functioning in a real neighborhood.