Levittown, New York: Volume II (Images of America Series)

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Levittown, the prototype for suburban housing development in America, emerged from the hands of legendary builders Abraham, William, and Alfred Levitt in 1947, in response to the housing dilemmas faced by veterans returning home after World War II.

Skeptics predicted that the community would deteriorate, but Levittown soon became the model for housing developments throughout the nation. Its strategically planned neighborhoods were reproduced overseas as well, including cities ...

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Overview


Levittown, the prototype for suburban housing development in America, emerged from the hands of legendary builders Abraham, William, and Alfred Levitt in 1947, in response to the housing dilemmas faced by veterans returning home after World War II.

Skeptics predicted that the community would deteriorate, but Levittown soon became the model for housing developments throughout the nation. Its strategically planned neighborhoods were reproduced overseas as well, including cities in Germany, France, Spain, and Israel. Through more than 200 vintage photographs combined with a thoroughly researched text, Levittown Volume II illuminates the evolution of this close-knit community and invites readers to meet the families that contributed to its growth. This second volume of Levittown images takes us a step beyond the pre-Levitt history presented in Levittown: The First 50 Years and further explores the town's progress to date.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738562292
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 9/1/2008
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 796,323
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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Authors Margaret Lundrigan and Tova Navarra have created a lasting tribute to this community with a variety of memorable Levittown scenes. An insightful, visual journey back in time, Levittown Volume II conserves for future generations what remains of our ever-changing world and enables us to better understand, preserve, and celebrate a very personal past.
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