Trump also touched on some possible adult themes while he told a winding story about real estate developer William Levitt
William Levitt, the eldest son, applied his wartime experience building barracks with the Navy Seabees to traditional wood-frame construction.
Though William Levitt went on to have a long and well-publicized career as a developer and builder, Alfred, who died in 1966 (at only 54), is less remembered.
, a pioneer of the home building industry, founded the company that is most famous for building Levittown, N.
Along with William Levitt
and Fred Trump, LeFrak was an early champion of affordable middle-class housing after World War II.
This is an important point, and I acknowledged the federal role in providing financing to William Levitt
BEFORE WILLIAM LEVITT
BOUGHT a potato field in Long Island, N.
had a winning formula for turning out affordable homes at assembly-line speed.
Post-World War II's housing shortage prompted architect William Levitt
to design Long Island's Levittown, whose 17,000 cookie-cutter homes seemed the height of affordable modernity in 1947.
was a returning veteran who knew that others like him wanted to own their own home; he bought a thousand acres of potato fields in Long Island to build the first "Levittownn" of 17,000 houses for 82,000 residents in 1951.
bought 3,500 acres on Long Island and launched a revolution in housing.
Second generation builder, William Levitt
dreamed his "Island Trees" while in the Navy Re-named Levittown by buyers, the community relieved the housing drought for vets eager to own -- $90 down and $58 a month bought 800 square-feet for $7,990.