Slide Title

Levittown Shop-a-Rama

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Date

6-1-1970

Description

The Levittown Shop-a-Rama, was a pedestrian shopping mall, planned and developed by Levitt and Sons, a real estate development agency responsible for building the heterogeneous towns and communities of Levittown, New York and Levittown, Pennsylvania, as well as various other real estate and community projects. The shopping mall opened on October 15th, 1953, and was at that time the largest pedestrian shopping mall east of the Mississippi.

Notes

Lacayo, Richard. "Suburban Legend William Levitt." Time Magazine, 7 Dec. 1998. Longsmith, Richard. "The Levitts, Mass-Produced Houses, and Community Planning in the Mid-twentieth Century." Culture Politics & the Built Environment: Second Suburb: Levittown, Pennsylvania, edited by Dianne Harris, University of Pittsburgh Press, 2010.

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Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Creator 2 Dates

1953

Creator 2 Role

Developer

Building Type

Mall

Subject Headings

Suburbs -- Pennsylvania -- Levittown; Shopping centers -- Pennsylvania -- Levittown; Plazas -- Pennsylvania -- Levittown; Storefronts

Country Name

United States

Region Name

Pennsylvania

City Name

Levittown

Keywords

malls, suburbs, new town, new towns

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