Leisurama was a line of inexpensive prefabricated housing which was available for purchase through Macy's department store in the United States in the mid-1960s. The precursor to the final design was shown at the 1959 American National Exhibition in Moscow, which provoked the noted Kitchen Debate between Vice President Richard M. Nixon and Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev.
Over 200 Leisurama houses were part of the Culloden Point vacation home development in Montauk, New York, which was constructed between 1963 and 1965 and was subject of a 2005 documentary, titled Leisurama, broadcast by PBS. Some of the Leisurama homes were exhibited at the 1964 New York World's Fair. Lauderhill, Florida is another location which features numerous Leisurama houses.
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