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In the News (Fri 19 Apr 19)

  
  Levittown: Documents of an Ideal American Suburb
Levitt was a master publicist, and he understood that to make his community a success, he needed to present it as a new form of ideal American life, one that combined the idealized middle-class life of the prewar suburban communities, with the democratized life of younger, mainly urban-raised GIs and their families.
Levittowners, however, understood their new houses in the context of the ones they were leaving-- multi-unit brick, stone or frame apartment complexes within the boroughs, buildings that were themselves often laid out ten, twenty, thirty at a time in a relentless self-replication that is still visible along streets in Brooklyn, Queens, and even Manhattan.
Over time, Levittown houses changed character, as their occupants rose in status and in economic wealth, and as families expanded and community standards of innovation and growth trickled from the home-improvement seminars at the Community Center and later the High School, out into the Saturday projects and summer vacation plans of Levittown residents.
tigger.uic.edu /~pbhales/Levittown.html   (954 words)

  
 Levittown Real Estate of houses and Homes For Sale in Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Generally considered to be America’s first suburb, Levittown offers the charm and safety of a small town within proximity to the amenities and excitement of a major metropolitan area.
Mostly factory workers and their families, the community’s early inhabitants could not have imagined that Levittown would serve as a model for suburban towns across the nation.
Levittown is situated within four municipalities, including parts of Middletown Township, Bristol Township, Falls Township and Tullytown Borough.
www.levittown-real-estate.com   (719 words)

  
 Levittown, New York
Levittown, in reaching its half-century anniversary, has proven not only that it can survive, but thrive.
Levittown was built because of the careful planning of William Levitt, who set out not just to dump a bunch of houses on a street, but to build a place where families could grow in a place they could be proud of.
The fact is that property values are on the increase and it is rare for a home owner not to be able to sell their house.
www.blue-dragons.com /preserve/dahs1997/levittown.htm   (344 words)

  
 Levittown, New York Information
Levittown, as the first and one of the largest mass-produced suburbs, quickly became a symbol of postwar suburbia, for good and for bad.
Levittown is the childhood home of Maureen Tucker, Bill Griffith the cartoonist who draws Zippy the Pinhead, the drummer for the Velvet Underground and Jesse Lacey, the lead singer of Brand New.
Levittown is served by two public school districts, the Island Trees School District, which serves the Eastern third of the community, as well as portions of adjacent Seaford and Bethpage.
www.bookrags.com /Levittown%2C_New_York   (1110 words)

  
 Levittown, Pa. | Building the Suburban Dream
At "The House of Levittown" exhibit center, prospective home buyers were invited to inspect "all equipment and materials … down to the last gallon of paint." Levitt promoted his houses as offering the most modern, efficient materials available.
Levittown was promoted through a variety of methods—from full-page ads in national publications to color brochures.
During Levittown, Pa.’s first year, the company sold an average of 1600 houses a month.
server1.fandm.edu /levittown/one/f.html   (279 words)

  
 Levittown, New York - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Levittown was the first truly mass-produced suburb and is widely regarded as the archetype for postwar suburbs throughout the country.
Levittown is served by two public school districts, the Island Trees School District, which serves the Eastern third of the community, as well as portions of adjacent Seaford and Bethpage.
A small portion of Levittown, West of the Wantagh Parkway, is served by the East Meadow School District's northern section, with Schools in Westbury, New York.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Levittown,_New_York   (1458 words)

  
 Bill O'Reillys upbringing   (Site not responding. Last check: )
"Levittown" from a social and cultural perspective would have included the area of homes built in the Levitt era, irregardless of actual village.
Although the Westbury section of Levittown has become a bit nicer than the Levitt houses, the Levitt houses were built for working-class folks.
Look at a map of LEVITTOWN and it proves that Franken is a liar (note that this is the best map I could find and requires basic knowledge of the area to figure out hte relations.
lyingliar.com /lies/oreilly/levittown.htm   (1354 words)

  
 Levittown St. James Encyclopedia of Pop Culture - Find Articles
Each home came complete with a washing machine and a television set at a time when these devices were still seen as wonders of technology available only to the upper middle classes.
The Levittown experiment was certainly the most consequential, long-lasting, and just plain successful result of the G.I. Bill.
Children drank clean, fluoridated water in Levittown, Long Island, and awoke in the mornings to the bright hues of sunflowers outside their bedroom windows.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_g1epc/is_tov/ai_2419100714   (1029 words)

  
 Levittown, Pennsylvania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Of Levittown's 18,603 households, 35.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.7% are married couples living together, 12.3% are headed by a woman, and 22.0% are so-called "non-family" households.
In the Levittown CDP, 26.4% of the population is under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24 years of age, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% 65 years of age or older.
Levittown, in addition to nearly three-dozen Protestant (including two Episcopal), three Roman Catholic and two Orthodox churches, and both a Reform Jewish congregation and a nearby Conservative Jewish synagogue, now boasts a Turkish Islamic mosque, a Hindu house of worship, the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, and a Korean-language Presbyterian church.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Levittown,_Pennsylvania   (3049 words)

  
 LEVITTOWN
Levittown houses were a combination of Alfred’s lofty ideals and William’s fiscal realism.
Levittown didn’t win many awards among architect circles and has often been criticized by social commentators for creating the “soulessness” of suburbia.
Long Island and Levittown in the 40’s and 50’s were sometimes refered to as “fertile acres”.
www.freeenterpriseland.com /BOOK/LITTLEBOXES.html   (2103 words)

  
 PHMC Doc Heritage: Civil Rights and Integration: Levitown   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Levittown was a planned residential community in Bucks County, twenty-two miles northeast of Philadelphia.
Almost immediately after receiving the news, approximately 600 Levittowners held an "orderly" meeting at which they circulated a petition protesting the mixing of the races in their "closed community." Residents explained that they did not fear Myers, but did not want large numbers of African-Americans to follow him to Levittown.
One resident concluded that the violence in Levittown was the result of people being angry "for being kicked around by state troopers." Another charged that the police used "Gestapo methods" in dealing with people who opposed "the invasion" of the community by the Myers family and suggested that the police be awarded "iron crosses."
www.docheritage.state.pa.us /documents/levitown.asp   (1284 words)

  
 Levittown Scrapbook
Levittown capitalized on the housing crunch of the immediate postwar years, offering affordable housing to returning GIs and their families, in the form of small, detached, single-family houses.
Levitt was a master publicist, and he understood that to make his new community a success, he needed to present it as a new form of ideal American life, one that combined the idealized middle-class life of the prewar suburban communities, with the democratized life of younger, mainly urban-raised GIs and their families.
The third was "Levittown" is Willingboro, NJ less than 15 miles from Levittown, PA. It was originally called Levittown, NJ but because of it's close proximity to Levittown, PA and the subsequent confusion, the name was changed to Willingboro since it was located in Willingboro Township.
www.levittowners.com /history/history.htm   (324 words)

  
 Levittown Christian Church
Levittown Christian Church is a non-denominational Christian church uniting people from diverse backgrounds (Catholics, Protestants, the spiritually curious but skeptical, atheists, etc.) into a loving church family.
Levittown Christian Church is a place designed to serve both Christians and those who consider themselves spiritual inquirers.
Levittown Christian Church might be a little different from what you're used to in a church service.
www.levittownchristian.com /sunday.html   (573 words)

  
 Dissertation Archive, WMU Graduate College
As a sociologist, my task is to uncover and make real the interrelationships between biography (the individual resident) and history (the community of Levittown and the wider social, political and economic context within which it is a part).
I use historical events such as the arrival of Levittown's first fl family, the gas riots of 1979 and the declined of the local steel industry, for example, as markers of social change, plotting the evolution of this community through time.
This project frames the story of Levittown as an evolutionary one, a story that not only has been influenced by, but has also responded to, the currents of a larger national and international history.
www.wmich.edu /graduate/dissertation/dis-archive/kimmel.htm   (259 words)

  
 Realty Times - Real Estate News and Advice
Levittown was initially more economically and ethnically diverse than most communities of the time as Jewish families from the row houses of Philadelphia and Trenton and Roman Catholics from Pennsylvania's coal-mining towns converged on the 40 neighborhoods of the new-town-from-the-ground-up in search of middle-class lifestyle.
Like the others, Levittown, PA embodied many of the trends associated with postwar life from the baby boom (few of the original heads-of-households were older than 30) to the struggle for civil rights.
The larger Levittown exhibit is joining the museum's popular ongoing Daisy Myers exhibit, which tells the story of the first fl family to settle in Levittown in 1957.
realtytimes.com /rtcpages/20020726_levittown.htm   (1269 words)

  
 Philadelphia Inquirer | 12/07/2005 | Levitt's dream town is still a draw   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Today's Levittown is a series of Leave It to Beaver neighborhoods of tree-lined streets, children playing ball, dog walkers, joggers, and front yards decorated with welcome flags.
Levittown's proximity to Philadelphia, New York and Trenton, along with the availability of jobs in other fields, has helped it weather the bad times, said Chad Kimmel, a professor of sociology at Shippensburg University who grew up in Levittown and is completing a book about the people who built the community.
But they decided on Levittown, where their children could go to neighborhood schools and they would be close to their jobs.
www.philly.com /mld/inquirer/news/special_packages/lowerbucks/13344977.htm   (606 words)

  
 Long Island History: It Came From Levittown
Learning piano and the accordion, she began writing songs at 13, graduated from Levittown Memorial High School, got married and left for New York City in 1962 to become one of the legendary ``Brill Building'' pop composers.
W.D. Wetherell's offbeat and unsettling 1985 short story ``The Man Who Loved Levittown'' is built around the yowlings of the prototypical post-World War II angry white man, who rails against the crowded roads, high taxes, rising costs, polluted waterways and subsequent waves of suburbia that changed Long Island.
Film student John O'Hagan's campy sendup of Levittown in his 1997 documentary, ``Wonderland,'' drew bitter reaction from locals who felt the people interviewed were made to look bizarre and foolish.
www.newsday.com /community/guide/lihistory/ny-levittown-hslevpop,0,393870.story?coll=ny-lihistory-navigation   (1067 words)

  
 Levittown - Pop Culture
Levittown has much of its own pop-culture due to famous natives of the town to people that took enough interest in the town to create something pertaining to it.
Allentown was to originally be called Levittown because he wanted to write a song specifically about his home.
(singer, songwriter): Ellie moved to Levittown from Brooklyn in 1951 with her family and graduated from Levittown Memorial High School in 1962.
www.albany.edu /~ja3159/isp523/levittown/pop.html   (737 words)

  
 Levittown Summary
By the 1960s Levittown had come to symbolize the cultural divide that separated the war generation from their baby boom children.
The homes in the newer phases of Levittown, Long Island, and in the new Levittowns were considerably more spacious and carefully designed than the original boxy "capes." Family and social life moved almost completely toward the back of the home and the "picture window" moved along with it.
The original Levittown homes were also changed and expanded by their owners, and came to resemble the newer models.
www.bookrags.com /Levittown   (2599 words)

  
 Levittown Christian Church Middletown Township Bucks County PA
Levittown Christian Church Middletown Township Bucks County PA Small Groups
We’d love to have you visit us at Levittown Christian Church this weekend.
We know that life has a way of zooming past so fast that we sometimes miss out on really living.
www.levittownchristian.com   (114 words)

  
 1951: Levittown
Levittown was a fresh marvel of modern planning to a Northeast corridor bursting at its seams in the early 1950s.
Harold Rumple, formerly of Edgely, Pa. Interviewed by the Levittown Times, Harold Rumple marveled at his moving-day presents, courtesy of the salesmen: 3 quarts of milk, a pint of cream, a pound of butter, a dozen eggs, two loaves of bread and a certificate for a free dry-cleaning.
Suburbs like Levittown were the cradle for a generation of baby boomers, and became the model for the middle-class bedroom community.
www.capitalcentury.com /1951.html   (1775 words)

  
 Levittown, Pennsylvania PA, profile (Bucks County) - hotels, festivals, genealogy, newspapers - ePodunk
Levittown is in Bucks County, in the Philadelphia-Camden metro area.
At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Levittown was $20,047, compared with $21,587 nationally.
Median rent in Levittown, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $657.
www.epodunk.com /cgi-bin/genInfo.php?locIndex=14310   (464 words)

  
 Levittown - History
The main crops of this land were potatoes, cucumbers and cabbage until the Golden Nematode ruined the crops and forced the farmers off the land.
Today, Levittown children are schooled by three separate schools districts depending on their home addresses.
As of 1947, the Levittown School District was made up of a three room schoolhouse, 47 students, and two teachers.
www.albany.edu /~ja3159/isp523/levittown/history.html   (906 words)

  
 Long Island History: Levittown at Fifty
Forty-two years after he completed his last house in Levittown and 26 years after he sold his company for $92 million, Levitt teetered on the verge of bankruptcy, amid allegations that he looted family charities and cheated homebuyers.
More than a decade before the first Levittown slab was poured, 24-year-old Alfred Levitt took a leave from the family firm to watch legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright work his magic.
A one-minute excerpt from a 1949 newsreel depicts early Levittown.
www.newsday.com /community/guide/lihistory/ny-levittown,0,850235.storygallery?coll=ny-lihistory-navigation   (520 words)

  
 Levittown, Pa. | Building the Suburban Dream   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The brainchild of developer William J. Levitt, Levittown, Pennsylvania was the largest planned community constructed by a single builder in the United States.
By the time it was completed in 1958, the development occupied over 5500 acres in lower Bucks County and included churches, schools, swimming pools, shopping centers and 17,311 single-family homes.
In honor of its 50th anniversary, this exhibit explores the early history of Levittown from the perspective of those who built and lived the suburban dream.
www.fandm.edu /levittown/default.html   (111 words)

  
 Levittown, Pennsylvania
Levittown, Pennsylvania, in Bucks county, is 22 miles NE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Married couples seem to be the rule in Levittown, at least compared to other towns of its size.
Housing stock in Levittown might be described as older since the age of the average home is on the high side.
www.citytowninfo.com /places/pennsylvania/levittown   (447 words)

  
 Levittown, Pa. | Building the Suburban Dream
The brainchild of developer William J. Levitt, Levittown, Pennsylvania was the largest planned community constructed by a single builder in the United States.
By the time it was completed in 1958, the development occupied over 5500 acres in lower Bucks County and included churches, schools, swimming pools, shopping centers and 17,311 single-family homes.
In honor of its 50th anniversary, this exhibit explores the early history of Levittown from the perspective of those who built and lived the suburban dream.
server1.fandm.edu /levittown/default.html   (111 words)

  
 Levittown New York Real Estate
Property values are on the increase and it is rare for a home owner not to be able to sell their house.
Swimming pools didn't take up much space; they were made of the same concrete as the foundations and could use the same plumbers; they were child- and adult-centered; they appealed to a vision of leisure attractive to postwar families, and they still appeal today.
Levittown is one of the most family friendly neighborhoods one could hope to find in New York State.
www.relocateamerica.com /states/NY/cities/levittown.htm   (548 words)

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