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Levittown, Ny : The First 50 Years (Paperback)

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When developer Abraham Levitt and his two sons conceived the idea for Levittown in 1946, they were probably unaware of the future impact of their radical concept--to build cellarless, affordable tract housing on Long Island farmland. Levittown
became the prototype suburban community that has
been mirrored in towns throughout America and around the world. This delightful photographic history chronicles the growth and development of Levittown as returning World War II GIs flocked to it in droves, attracted by the promise of the American Dream of becoming homeowners. Despite criticism of its "stunning conformity," Levittown and its residents thrived as they raised families, started businesses, and created a close-knit community that exists to this day. This enchanting collection of photographs reveals the joys and struggles of Levittown''s founders and residents as they carved their niche in American history.


Publisher Arcadia Pub
Mfg Part# 9780738562285
SKU 209879648
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0738562289
Release Date 10/14/2008
Product Attributes
Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0128
Publisher Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Series Part IOA
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