A December 1949 aerial view of the sprawling Long Island development. It would be the largest of three Stateside Levittowns. In order of their completion, they were in New York (1947-1951), Pennsylvania (1952-1957) and New Jersey (1958-1972). A fourth would be built outside San Juan, Puerto Rico (1963-1987).
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The three men who had formed the Levitt & Sons company back in 1929. From left-to-right, they are William (1907-1994), Abraham (1880-1962) and Alfred (1912-1966). William, known as the Henry Ford of Housing or Father of the American Suburb, served as the head of the company. Alfred designed early Levittown homes and layed out street plans for the New York and Pennsylvania projects.
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The first Levittown house model, known as the Cape Cod Type 1 "Lookout" (1947-1948). It came complete with a General Electric refrigerator, Hotpoint electric range and Bendix automatic washer. The second Levittown New York model, known as The Ranch (1949-1951), even included an Admiral television set!
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At the first Levittowns in New York and Pennsylvania, one standard home model was duplicated along a street of a development, as seen here. In this Levittown New York view, we see the Cape Cod model and its variations...from left-to-right are the Type 2 "Mariner", Type 1 "Lookout", Type 5 "Snug Harbor" and Type 4 "Green Hills". With the initial development of the third Levittown, in New Jersey, three completely different home models would be placed in 1-2-3 fashion along a typical street.
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