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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Born in Brooklyn in 1907, William Jaird Levitt joined the real estate business that his father Abraham founded in 1929.