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Levittown Shop-a-Rama


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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.


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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Chester E. Smolski photographic slides and publications, MSS-0041, Special Collections, James P. Adams Library, Rhode Island College.


malls, suburbs, new town, new towns