The 1950s All-Electric House
Shawnee, KS 66217
Phone: (913) 715-2550
Fax: (913) 715-2565
Whether you're a child of the Fifties or just curious about lifestyles from this nostalgic era, The 1950s All-Electric House offers an eye-opening look at the technology of the times. Showcased inside were futuristic gadgetry like a hidden television, electric curtain opener, a garage door opener and "the year 'round air conditioner…known as the heat pump.
Originally constructed by Kansas City Power & Light electric company in 1954, this five-room ranch house captures why a home in the suburbs was part of the American dream after World War II. The model home was open for a period of six months as a model home in the bedroom suburb of Prairie Village. It was a must see for many -- over 62,000 people toured the home in 1954, a number equal to that of Johnson County’s entire population.
A family home for forty years, The 1950s All-Electric House is once again a model house open for today’s tourists. Step inside to discover this "house of the future!”