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Monsanto‘s incredible House of the Future which lived in Disneyland‘s Yesterland from 1957 to 1967.

The four-lobed raised home was entirely built out of plastic and meant to be a living demonstration of the style and technology.

It was apparently nearly indestructible.  When demolition day finally came in 1967, the wrecking ball literally bounced off the walls.  Workers were forced to take hacksaws to it in order to remove the suspended structure, which was designed by San Diego-based architect Vincent Bonini.

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This house portrayed the projected living environment of 1986.  Among the interesting features; dishwashing with ultra sonic waves, the smell of roses released into a room with your heat, closets full of polyester clothing, an experimental microwave oven, and tons of other displays of the various ways that plastics could be employed throughout the home.

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