The 1933-34 Chicago World's Fair: A Century of Progress Home Planning Group exhibited 11 homes and had 6 exhibit halls showcasing advances in modern building materials, architecture, and interior design.
Some of the innovations included Central Air Conditioning, Central Heat, Pre-Fabricated materials, time saving kitchen appliances, steel framing, new Presdwood products.
One of the more interesting homes was a Round House made of Steel and Glass called the "House of Tomorrow and designed by architect George Fred Keck. The home had a hanger for the family plane and had a central mast that contained plumbing, pipes, gas, etc.
Keck homes are known for solar designs, heated floors and are in the category of Mid-Century Modern Style and can be found in several areas in the Northshore.