William Levitt


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William Levitt

An American real estate investor whose mass production of affordable, private homes to middle class persons led to the development of modern suburbs. He founded a number of towns in the mid-20th century and marketed the homes to middle class (and largely white) persons and families. He lived from 1907 to 1994.
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William Levitt, 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.
William Levitt had a winning formula for turning out affordable homes at assembly-line speed.
William Levitt bought 3,500 acres on Long Island and launched a revolution in housing.