Levitt, creator of US suburbia, dies
Sunday 30 January 1994
The Levittown community, which began as tract homes in the middle of a potato field, is today a mature community where people take great pride in their homes: they now sell for more than dollars 100,000. The Long Island development served as a prototype for similar construction near other cities. During the 1950s and 1960s, scores of such developments sprung up in the United States. They gave tens of thousands of servicemen returning from the Second World War the dream of home ownership.
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