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Abraham Levitt and his sons, Alfred and William, (Credit: Newsday / T.C. McCarthy)

Abraham Levitt and his sons, Alfred and William, built Levittown back in the 1940s for soldiers returning home from World War II. In keeping with its inception, the hamlet created a memorial for residents killed while serving their country since World War II. (Feb. 26, 2011)

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Abraham Levitt and his sons, Alfred and William, built Levittown in the late 1940s and early 1950s with the intention of selling homes to veterans returning home from World War II.
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Division Avenue High School, located at 120 Division
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Division Avenue High School, located at 120 Division Ave. in Levittown, has 1,186 students currently enrolled in grades 9-12. (March 2, 2012)

The Gerald R. Claps Career & Technical Center,
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The Gerald R. Claps Career & Technical Center, located at 150 Abbey Lane as part of the Levittown Memorial Education Center, offers two-year programs in architectural drawing, computer animation, automotive technology, carpentry, cosmetology, graphic arts, culinary arts and emergency medical technician training. (March 2, 2012)

Abbey Lane Elementary School, located at 239 Gardiners
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Abbey Lane Elementary School, located at 239 Gardiners Ave. in Levittown, has 612 students enrolled in kindergarten through fifth grade. (March 2, 2012)

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Levittown Fire Department Station 2, located at Hickory
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Levittown Fire Department Station 2, located at Hickory Lane in Levittown, houses engine two, engine five, special ops vehicle 6225 and ambulance 6212. (March 2, 2012)

Levittown Fire Department Station 3, located at North
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Levittown Fire Department Station 3, located at North Wantagh Avenue in Levittown, houses ladder six, engine seven and ambulance 6212. (March 2, 2012)

Jonas E. Salk Middle School, located at 3359
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Jonas E. Salk Middle School, located at 3359 Old Jerusalem Rd. in Levittown, has 1,033 students enrolled in grades 6-8. (March 2, 2012)

Northside Elementary School, located at 35 Pelican Rd.
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Northside Elementary School, located at 35 Pelican Rd. in Levittown, has 550 students enrolled in grades 1-5. (March 2, 2012)

General Douglas MacArthur High School, located at 3369
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General Douglas MacArthur High School, located at 3369 Old Jerusalem Rd. in Levittown, has 1,435 students currently enrolled in grades 9-12. (March 2, 2012)

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Gardiners Avenue Elementary School, located at 610 Gardiners
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Gardiners Avenue Elementary School, located at 610 Gardiners Ave. in Levittown, has 550 students enrolled in kindergarten through fifth grade. (March 2, 2012)

Levittown Fire Department Headquarters, located at 120 Gardiners
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Levittown Fire Department Headquarters, located at 120 Gardiners Ave. in Levittown, houses ladder one, engine three, rescue four and ambulance 628. It also has the Ronald T. Kerwin Hall memorial in front to honor the FDNY lieutenant who was killed at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2011. (March 2, 2012)

Wisdom Lane Middle School, located at 120 Center
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Wisdom Lane Middle School, located at 120 Center Lane in Levittown, has 774 students currently enrolled in grades 6-8. (March 2, 2012)

A view of the Levittown water tower from
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A view of the Levittown water tower from Hickory Lane and Strawberry Lane. (March 2, 2012)

Veterans of Foreign Wars Department of New York
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Veterans of Foreign Wars Department of New York Post 9592 is located at 55 Hickory Lane in Levittown. (March 2, 2012)

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Summit Lane Elementary School, located at 4 Summit
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Summit Lane Elementary School, located at 4 Summit Lane in Levittown, has 463 students enrolled in kindergarten through 5th grade. (March 2, 2012)

The Levittown Property Owners Association expects to meet
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The Levittown Property Owners Association expects to meet Tuesday to discuss the future of two closed schools in the Island Trees School District.

The United States Post Office is located at
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The United States Post Office is located at 180 Gardiners Avenue in Levittown. (March 2, 2012)

Levittown Hall was constructed in the 1940s, along
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Levittown Hall was constructed in the 1940s, along with the rest of the town, by Abraham and Levitt and his sons, Alfred and William. The building, which was ahead of its time when it was built, was used a place for the community to gather. It still serves that purpose today. (Feb. 26, 2011)

William K. Vanderbilt Jr. founded the Vanderbilt Cup
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William K. Vanderbilt Jr. founded the Vanderbilt Cup Races in 1908. The 26-year-old racing pioneer used what is now Orchid Road for his races between 1908 and 1910. The races ended after too many spectators were injured or killed by race cars. (Feb. 26, 2011)

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'Cape Cod' is one of the styles the
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'Cape Cod' is one of the styles the Levitts used for the homes they built. This particular house on Oaktree Lane dates to 1947. (Feb. 26, 2011)

There are seven 'Village Green
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There are seven 'Village Green" shopping centers in Levittown. Five of which are equipped with a swimming pool. Historical Society president, Polly Dwyer, 82, has lived in the town since it was built and said the centers were put in by the Levitt family for the convenience of Levittown housewives. (Feb. 26, 2011)

The East Village Green is one of seven
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The East Village Green is one of seven shopping centers the Levitt family built for the housewives of Levittown, according to Levittown Historical Society president Polly Dwyer. (Feb. 26, 2011)

Abraham Levitt and his sons, Alfred and William,
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Abraham Levitt and his sons, Alfred and William, built Levittown back in the 1940s for soldiers returning home from World War II. In keeping with its inception, the hamlet created a memorial for residents killed while serving their country since World War II. (Feb. 26, 2011)

The memorial for Levittown residents killed while serving
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The memorial for Levittown residents killed while serving their country since World War II. Island Trees is the previous name for the area. (Feb. 26, 2011)

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