Taking a road trip from Chicago, we visit Long Island’s Levittown, a then-revolutionary mass-produced postwar suburb. Interesting perspective from CNN. The main interviewee is a woman who, with her husband, purchased their first – and last – home in the newly-developed community with a $58 down payment. The woman, Polly Dwyer, shares her perspective on a lifetime in what was called an “all-alike place.”
The article, here.
Photos of Levittown as a new community:
Photos of few houses that are currently for sale. At the low end, a Cape Cod-style home that looks as though it has been untouched since it was built in 1949. Asking price: $215,000.
At the higher end, another Cape Cod that has seen substantial renovation.
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