"Lortondale built on the Eugene Lorton Estate, is an example of the very latest and finest in Contemporary Living. " - Lortondale Brochure, 1954
Donald H. Honn's slides
Lortondale resident Shane Hood has corresponded with Donald Honn's daughter several times in the past and she has been kind enough to send some of Honn's original slides. These are the ones of Lortondale.
Donald Honn's house
Lortondale Promotional Photos
These are promotional slicks for the neighborhood when it was brand new. Donald Honn most likely used these for portfolio purpose, award submissions and press
Lortondale Home Interior
Hideo Sasaki Landscape
House and Home
Lortondale was featured in a myriad of publications, but none quite as extensive as the January 1954 issue of House and Home magazine.
House and Home
Lortondale homes featured several new products at the time when they were built. Many of the manufactures and local papers advertised the neighborhood and these products.
Better Homes and Gardens
Lortondale was also featured in Better Homes and Gardens.
The majority of the imagery of the neighborhood comes from photographs, news clippings or old slides from some of the original owners of the homes.
When one might visit Lortondale or the model homes for Lortondale, they would receive a brochure for the neighborhood extolling the virtues of the house and the community. Lortondale - Not just a house...a home.
Lortondale built on the Eugene Lorton Estate, is an example of the very latest and finest in Contemporary Living. Combining beauty with practicality, Lortondale Homes bring you and your family a whole new way of life - a far easier and more pleasant life than you've ever known before. Here, comfortable living, maximum charm, and complete privacy may all be yours under one roof.
These are the results of over two years of painstaking research and planning...These are the designs selected after hundreds of architectural drawings were made and discarded.
This is Contemporary Living...the reason why these are HOMES, not just houses.