Levittown History Collection

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Levittown History Collection


Architects and housing developers -- New York (State) – Levittown
Dwellings – New York State – Levittown
Dwellings – New York State – Manhasett
Levittown (N.Y.)
Levittown (N.Y.) -- History
Levitt, William, 1907-1994
Planned communities -- New York (State) -- Levittown


This collection concerns the early years of Levittown, NY, from its planning stages to its completion. It documents the planners, construction methods, social impact, news media, home design, and history of Levittown (N.Y.), Levitt and Sons, and post-war housing on Long Island.


Hofstra University Library Special Collections


c. 1930s to 1970s (Primarily 1947-1951)


Curtis, Michael


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Levittown, NY

Manhasett, NY

Collection Items

Map of Levittown circa. 1970s
A map of Levittown, NY from a mailer for the real-estate company Levittown Equities Inc.

Island Trees Eagle Vol. 1 No. 3
The front page of the Island Trees Eagle, vol. 1 no. 3

Thousand Lanes magazine cover
The cover of the Summer 1957 issue of Thousand Lanes magazine, a periodical intended for the Levittown homeowner.

Model house in Levitt development
Artist's conception illustration of ranch-style model home for Levitt development.

Aerial view of Levittown, NY
Aerial view of Levittown looking East with Hempstead Turnpike running down center of photo. Division Ave. running off to left center.

Aerial view of Island Trees area before construction of Levitt homes
Aerial photograph of Island Trees area prior to the construction of the Levitt & Sons development.

Interior of model house in Levitt development
Photograph of the decorated and furnished interior of a model house in the Levitt development.

Model #5 of first homes built by Abraham Levitt & Sons
Artist's rendition of Model #5 home for the initial wave of houses for Levittown.

Levitt & Sons home built at Strathmore at Manhasset
Exterior view of a Levitt & Sons constructed home at the Strathmore development at Manhasset
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