Levittown (Images of America)
|Rating||:||4.52 (806 Votes)|
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Entrepreneurs whose real passion is history, they created the leading Levittown history Web site in 1997. About the Author Richard Wagner and Amy Duckett Wagner were born and raised in Levittown. . A portion of the authors’ proceeds from sales of Levittown will be used towards their goal of establishing a Levittown museum
Memory Lane chickenlil This is a great compilation of photos and history of Levittown, where I grew up - and left at age 18 - I was surprised to learn many of the details and had not realized what a significant cultural "development" it wasA great place to raise a family and grow up, we were very free as children to live in a safe community, with ample resources for entetainment, exercise, involvement and excellent schools, as well as those "wonderful homes". Looking back with fondness and understanding I did not have as a child, this book is a trip down memory lane. I shared it at a family gathering and it was a big hit, esp. . Bartleby said More a family history project than anything. This book is so loaded with photos from/of the authors' families that it does not come across as a thorough examination of the town's history at all. Very disappointing. They should have been more objective or stated in the acknowledgments that these were the only images they could possibly gather.. A BOOK FOR ALL LEVITTOWNERS Christi Leavesley I purchased this book as a gift to my mother. She was only a year-old when my grandparents bought their brand newhouse in Levittown,PA. I got a laugh at the old pictures especially the ones of entire streets with all the houses are the same and there were these little sapplings of trees in the front. Today many of the houses look very different and the little trees are huge. I have a 60 year-old oak tree in front of my Levittown house. Its a woderful book.
Richard Wagner and Amy Duckett Wagner were born and raised in Levittown. A portion of the authors’ proceeds from sales of Levittown will be used towards their goal of establishing a Levittown museum. Entrepreneurs whose real passion is history, they created the leading Levittown history Web site in 1997.
In 1951, Levittown was created in Bucks County outside of Philadelphia by builder pioneers Levitt and Sons. Levittown was a melting pot, attracting people from cities, rural areas, and all walks of life, including many World War II veterans with young families. Dubbed the largest and “most perfectly planned” community in America, it featured single-family homes, schools, churches, shopping centers, and swimming pools. A symbol of the “American Dream,” Levittown defined the phenomenon of post–World War II suburban developments, which for the first time gave working- and middle-class families the option of affordable, detached houses outside congested urban neighborhoods. Levittown’s superb collection of history