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Levittown. Power point created by Robert L. Martinez Primary Content Source: All the People, Joy Hakim Images as cited . http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/cas/undergraduate/modules/am401/essays/levittown.jpg. http://www.kipaddotta.com/images/drive-in1.jpg.

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levittown

Levittown

Power point created by Robert L. Martinez

Primary Content Source: All the People, Joy Hakim

Images as cited.

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/cas/undergraduate/modules/am401/essays/levittown.jpg

http://www.kipaddotta.com/images/drive-in1.jpg

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Couples had put off having children during the WWII years, and now they were making up for that. The U.S. was having a baby boom.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/seattletim/2302914297/

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The WWII veterans had gone to college under the G.I. Bill of Rights, and the government paid for their tuition.

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By the 50’s, most of those veterans were out of school, married, and having children. Their college degrees helped them find good jobs.

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Those new families needed places to live, and, in America, every family dreamed of a home of its own. But there was a big housing shortage. What to do?

http://tigger.uic.edu/~pbhales/Levittown/building.html

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William Levitt had a good idea. Before the war, an average builder might build two or three or, at most, five houses a year.

http://tigger.uic.edu/~pbhales/Levittown/building.html

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Bill Levitt was soon finishing 36 houses a day, which added up to 180 in every five-day week! How did he do it?

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By analyzing the building process, dividing it into 27 steps, and putting teams of people to work on each step.

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It was Henry Ford’s mass-production idea applied to housing. A team did the same task, over and over, moving from house to house.

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There were framers and roofers, tile men and floor men, painters who did all the white painting and others who painted all the color.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/darren-moore/2178492050/

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If anyone slowed down, it slowed down the whole production process. Bill Levitt made sure that didn’t happen.

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He began producing his own nails and making his own cement. He even bought timberland in Oregon and cut his own lumber. By doing all that, he kept his house prices very low.

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Levitt Lumber

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Levitt knew that a lot of veterans like himself would be looking for homes after the war. So he bought a huge potato field on Long Island, New York.

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Levittown Site

http://tigger.uic.edu/~pbhales/Levittown/building.html

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Those fields soon became a community called Levittown. Most of Levitt’s houses had four and a half rooms and were exactly alike. They were sturdy, available, and a great value.

http://www.affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/Levittown_as_built_small.jpg

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When the first advertisement ran in the New York Times, people began lining up. In one day alone, Levitt sold more than 1,400 houses.

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/cas/undergraduate/modules/am401/essays/levittown.jpg

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Bill Levitt’s ideas were soon copied by other builders. The communities they built were part of something that was about to boom: suburbia.

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Suburbs, on the outskirts of the cities, were springing up around the country.

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As people moved out of cities, often poor people moved into their place. Cities began losing some of their most productive taxpayers. Cities got poorer.

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In the new suburbs, where there was no mass transportation, cars and highways became important.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/califdreama/1922864001/