The “House of Tomorrow,” designed for the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair’s Century of Progress Exhibition, was named a National Treasure this week by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

When it was built it was one of the most innovative and influential buildings in modern architecture, filled with the latest technology and appliances. But it’s fallen into disrepair, and now sits empty. The designation as a National Treasure will help raise money to restore the house.

WBUR’s Here & Now‘s Lisa Mullins talks with Todd Zeiger, director of Indiana Landmarks’s northern regional office, about the plans to preserve the house.