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William Levitt

Levitt & Sons

1929 - 1968

Construction & Real Estate

Military ServiceNavy
1920 b. 1907
male
Personal
Born-Died1907 - 1994
BirthplaceNew York (NY)
RaceWhite
FatherProfessional
Era - 1920

Levitt was a pioneer of fast, affordable housing construction. In many ways, he created the modern suburban landscape. Among other projects, his company built two Levittowns (Long Island and Bucks County) mass-produced building projects with family houses, community swimming pools, recreation areas, schools and other public buildings. In 1949 alone, the company built 4,604 houses, selling them for over $42 million.