ARCH 2401 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Vertical Integration, Federal Housing Administration, Lizabeth Cohen

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The housing demand after world war ii is unmatched by any other. The levitt & sons building company was founded by abraham levitt and ran by soldiers returned to america it became obvious that dilapidated cities, unable to be maintained during the war, could not handle the incoming population. In order to fix the housing shortage, a new system of building was created to make homes affordable and convenient for the middle-class. This was made possible with new transportation technology, building strategies and government backed financing that allowed for massive subdivisions like levittown to be created. his three sons, alfred levitt, william levitt and bill levitt. Abraham levitt was the financer for the company. Alfred levitt was an experienced architect that apprenticed under frank lloyd wright whose ideas for low cost, stripped down homes for the working class america are present in alfred"s plans. William levitt served as the salesman and product manager.

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