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#67382 - 07/03/06 01:08 PM Old Levittown House Designs  
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http://www.levittowners.com/history/houses/Levittownhouses.htm

I'm posting this in case any of you guys/gals would like to see what a house in Levittown was like in the 1950s. I'd say about 95% of these homes still stand, most of which have been added onto. And to think, in the 50s, carpenters said "Levittown Houses will blow away with the first storm."

And, yes, that's Federal Circuit Breakers that came with these homes.

Ian A.


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#67383 - 07/03/06 01:49 PM Re: Old Levittown House Designs  
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Ian, that's cool, thanks for the link.

Roger


#67384 - 07/03/06 02:03 PM Re: Old Levittown House Designs  
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LOL,
From the 1957 Jubilee:
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It's a beauty, with a General Electric kitchen all in pink!, Range,cabinets,refrigerator,washer, everything is in color!.

Somehow, I couldn't see myself living in a house like that. [Linked Image]

Thanks for the link Ian!. [Linked Image]

[This message has been edited by Trumpy (edited 07-03-2006).]


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#67385 - 07/03/06 03:48 PM Re: Old Levittown House Designs  
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Great Link !
Just think what those houses cost complete with lawn and trees and shrubs. 50 years later you can spend the same amount of money but you only get the lawn( not the land, but the grass only) , trees and the shrubs !


#67386 - 07/03/06 05:31 PM Re: Old Levittown House Designs  
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NO CASH REQUIRED FOR VETERANS. i LIKE THAT NOVEL IDEA. iM A LITTLE OLDER BUT i MISSED OUT ON THAT DEAL. THANKS FOR THE TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE.


#67387 - 07/03/06 05:52 PM Re: Old Levittown House Designs  
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You're welcome guys!

Ian A.


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#67388 - 07/03/06 05:56 PM Re: Old Levittown House Designs  
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Some of them $11,000 homes now go for $300K+.

Didn't Levitt build 2 0r 3 of these communities(maybe more). I thought one is in Florida, and 1 is in NY also..

In fact, isn't there one over in Europe?


#67389 - 07/03/06 05:56 PM Re: Old Levittown House Designs  
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Here's a Rancher For Sale Today:
[Linked Image]
Price: $229,900

Compare it to the bottom-right photo on the Rancher Page:

[Linked Image]

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Didn't Levitt build 2 0r 3 of these communities(maybe more). I thought one is in Florida, and 1 is in NY also..

In fact, isn't there one over in Europe?


Pennsylvania, New York (Long Island), and Puerto Rico, according to Wikipedia. There once was a Levittown NJ, but not anymore.

Europe? I haven't a clue.

Ian A.

{Edited 08/07 to fix photo link.}

[This message has been edited by Theelectrikid (edited 08-08-2006).]


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#67390 - 07/04/06 12:36 AM Re: Old Levittown House Designs  
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"Levittown NJ, but not anymore."

Where he built in jersey, is now called Somerset NJ, and they all had FPE Panels.


#67391 - 07/04/06 01:12 AM Re: Old Levittown House Designs  
Theelectrikid  Offline
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Actually I believe it's now called Willingboro Twp in Burlington County.

Ian A.


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