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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Levitt and Sons is the name of the company run by Bill Levitt.
Having built some 12,000 homes, Bill Levitt and his brother Alfred put the first Willingboro homes on the market in 1958.
I doubt if Bill Levitt ever considered the same rule for Willingboro when he got around to building this, his third town.
Bill Levitt was to home construction what Henry Ford was to automobile manufacturing.
This first development earned the nickname "Levittown,'' and it made Bill Levitt rich and famous.
And the different scenes are perfectly personified by the men running two of the biggest resorts - bouffant-haired silver fox Stein Eriksen of swanky Deer Valley, and ruddy-faced, unfussy Bill Levitt of down-to-earth, Alta.
RISE OF THE SUBURBS World War II veteran Bill Levitt had a revolutionary idea.
MAKING INFERENCES: How did Bill Levitt react to the boom?
Bill Levitt and his brother, Alfred, had built a few houses on land their father owned in Manhasset, N.
Bill Levitt builds the first of some 17,000 tiny, box-like houses he would construct on farmland in Island Trees, Long Island, N.
It was Bill Levitt who first brought Ford's techniques of mass production to housing, up to then the most neglected of American industries.