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    • Levittown Memorial High School

    • Schools; Levittown
    • Levittown Memorial High School is located on Abbey Lane in Levittown. It opened in 1953. In 1983 it closed as a high school due to low enrollment. It was renamed the Gerald R. Claps Career and Technical Center - Levittown Memorial Education Center.
    • Levittown Hall

    • Community Centers
    • Levittown Hall is located at 201 Levittown Parkway in Hicksville. It is a community center that was built by Levitt & Sons in 1951. Levittown Hall was to be used as a meeting place for community organizations whose members resided in Levitt houses....
    • Levittown Post Office

    • Post offices; Levittown
    • The Levittown Post Office is currently located on Gardiners Avenue. It opened in 1960. The post office's first location in 1951 was at 3095 Hempstead Turnpike.
    • Ronald T. Kerwin Monument, Levittown Fire Department Headquarters

    • Kerwin, Ronald T.--New York (State)--Levittown; Fire fighters--New York (State)--Levittown; Fire fighters--New York (State)--New York; September 11, Terrorist Attacks, 2001; Monuments & memorials; Disaster victims; Victims of terrorism; Brick work
    • View of memorial bricks with inscriptions dedicated to Ronald T. Kerwin, F.D.N.Y. Lieutenant (Squad 288) and Levittown Fire Department Chief. The bricks are located in a plaza outside Levittown Fire Department Headquarters on Gardiners Ave. in...
    • Ronald T. Kerwin Monument, Levittown Fire Department Headquarters

    • Kerwin, Ronald T.--New York (State)--Levittown; Fire fighters--New York (State)--Levittown; Fire fighters--New York (State)--New York; September 11, Terrorist Attacks, 2001; Monuments & memorials; Disaster victims; Victims of terrorism; Plaques;...
    • View of monument in brick plaza at Levittown Fire Department Headquarters on Gardiners Ave. in Levittown. The monument bears a plaque dedicated to Ronald T. Kerwin, F.D.N.Y. Lieutenant (Squad 288) and Levittown Fire Department Chief. The bricks in...
    • Ronald T. Kerwin Monument, Levittown Fire Department Headquarters

    • Kerwin, Ronald T.--New York (State)--Levittown; Fire fighters--New York (State)--Levittown; Fire fighters--New York (State)--New York; September 11, Terrorist Attacks, 2001; Monuments & memorials; Disaster victims; Victims of terrorism; Plaques
    • Close-up view of plaque on monument dedicated to Ronald T. Kerwin, F.D.N.Y. Lieutenant (Squad 288) and Levittown Fire Department Chief. The monument is located at Levittown Fire Department Headquarters on Gardiners Ave. in Levittown.
    • Levittown-Two Years Old

    • Aerial view; Levittown (N.Y.)
    • Black and white aerial view showing Levittown looking west with Wantagh State Parkway across the bottom and Hempstead Turnpike running top to bottom. By November of 1951 the last house was built on Tardy Lane.
    • School Annex

    • Schools; Levittown
    • One of Levittown’s first schools, Wisdom Lane opened in 8 Quonset huts on November 3, 1948. It housed kindergarten through third grade. The school was constructed of prefabricated huts made of semi-circular sheets of metal to form the walls.
    • Levittown Public Library

    • Library; Levittown
    • In 1963 the library moved from the South Village Green to its current location on Bluegrass Lane. The building was designed by F.E. Allardt, Jr. and consists of two levels totaling 34,850 square feet.
    • Bookmobile

    • Library; Levittown
    • In 1952 the Levittown Library Bookmobile began making neighborhood stops as well as bookmobile service at the schools. Bookmobile service grew and in 1959 a second bookmobile with a capacity of 4,000 book began service putting all bookmobile stops...
    • Israel Community Center

    • Temple; Levittown
    • Israel Community Center was located at 3235 Hempstead Turnpike. The center was established in 1948. In 2008 it closed its doors after 60 years of service to the Levittown community and is merging with the Farmingdale Wantagh Jewish Center due to...
    • Ronald Kerwin Memorial, Abbey Lane School, Levittown

    • Kerwin, Ronald--New York (State)--Levittown; Fire fighters--New York (State)--Levittown; Fire fighters--New York (State)--New York; September 11, Terrorist Attacks, 2001; Monuments & memorials; Disaster victims; Victims of terrorism
    • View of rock memorial dedicated to Ronald Kerwin, F.D.N.Y. Lieutenant (Squad 288) and Levittown Fire Department Chief. The memorial is located at Abbey Lane School in Levittown.
    • Ronald Kerwin Memorial, Abbey Lane School, Levittown

    • Kerwin, Ronald--New York (State)--Levittown; Fire fighters--New York (State)--Levittown; Fire fighters--New York (State)--New York; September 11, Terrorist Attacks, 2001; Monuments & memorials; Disaster victims; Victims of terrorism
    • Close-up view of rock memorial dedicated to Ronald Kerwin, F.D.N.Y. Lieutenant (Squad 288) and Levittown Fire Department Chief. The memorial is located at Abbey Lane School in Levittown.
    • Lt. Ronald T. Kerwin Rd. Commemorative Sign, Levittown

    • Kerwin, Ronald T.--New York (State)--Levittown; Fire fighters--New York (State)--Levittown; Fire fighters--New York (State)--New York; September 11, Terrorist Attacks, 2001; Monuments & memorials; Disaster victims; Victims of terrorism; Street signs
    • View of "Lt. Ronald T. Kerwin Rd." commemorative sign, near the corner of Jeffries Rd. and Gardiners Ave. in Levittown. Kerwin, who was a Lieutenant in F.D.N.Y Squad 288, was also a Levittown Fire Department chief.
    • William Levitt and Family

    • William Levitt
    • The founders of Levittown are Abraham, William and Alfred Levitt, Abraham Levitt founded Levitt & Sons in 1929.William the showman, took the assembly line technique to the housing industry. Alfred was responsible for the design of the Levitt cape...
    • Bird's Eye View of Island Trees - Pre-Levitt

    • Aerial view; Levittown (N.Y.)
    • Black and white aerial view showing Island Trees farm land in 1947 before the Levitt development. The image looks east with Wantagh State Parkway. across the bottom, Hempstead Turnpike running top and to the right and Newbridge Road just above...
    • Row of Cape Cods

    • Street scene; Levittown (N.Y.)
    • A row of 1947-48 Cape Cods. There are five styles of facades. All the interiors are identical. Early capes consisted of a kitchen, living room, two bedrooms, a bathroom and an unfinished attic.
    • Mr. Success

    • William Levitt
    • William Levitt in their Lake Success Company Headquarters. Throughout the history of Levittown, Levitt raised both positive and negative emotions. Time magazine categorized him as “a cocky, rambunctious hustler.” He was also referred to as “The...
    • South Village Green

    • Village Greens; Levittown
    • Levitt & Sons built seven village greens between 1948 and 1951 to service their housing development. This shows a drug store at the South Village Green in 1951. The South Village Green shopping area was eventually torn down and replaced by...
    • Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

    • Church; Levittown
    • The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is located on the north side of Hempstead Tpke. just west of Ranch Lane. Construction of the church was completed in September 1950. The door to the church used to face Hempstead Turnpike, now it is facing...
    • St. Bernard's Roman Catholic Church

    • Church; Levittown
    • St. Bernard's second church building was built on the foundation of the first church that was destroyed by fire in 1970. It was dedicated in 1971. Ten years later, the church was razed after being condemned. Yet another church was built in 1985.
    • Jeff Shaw and George Merkouris Memorial, Gardiners Avenue School, Levittown

    • Shaw, Jeffrey J.--New York (State)--Levittown; Merkouris, George--New York (State)--Levittown; September 11, Terrorist Attacks, 2001; Monuments & memorials; Disaster victims; Victims of terrorism
    • Close-up view of plaque on memorial dedicated to Jeff Shaw and George Merkouris. The memorial was dedicated by the parents, teachers and students of the Gardiners Avenue School in Levittown. It also honors the "everyday heroes who worked tirelessly...
    • Jeff Shaw and George Merkouris Memorial, Gardiners Avenue School, Levittown

    • Shaw, Jeffrey J.--New York (State)--Levittown; Merkouris, George--New York (State)--Levittown; September 11, Terrorist Attacks, 2001; Monuments & memorials; Disaster victims; Victims of terrorism
    • View of memorial dedicated to Jeff Shaw and George Merkouris. The memorial was dedicated by the parents, teachers and students of the Gardiners Avenue School in Levittown. It also honors the "everyday heroes who worked tirelessly following the...
    • Building A House

    • Homes; Levitt
    • Piles of precut lumber await the construction of a Levitt home. During the building process trucks would deposit the materials needed for construction, such as lumber, copper piping and shingles for the roof. Crews would move from site to site ...

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