Levittown Shopping Center
Levittown, Pennsylvania - circa 1950s
Nice little view of an outside promenade court area at The Levittown Shopping Center (as it was originally named). Within a couple years of its 1953 opening, it would be officially renamed the "Levittown Shop-a-Rama", which never stuck with the public, however, who continued to refer to it by its original name. In 2002, the site was redeveloped and renamed yet again, reopening this time as the Levittown Town Center (allow myself to introduce...myself. Heh).
Same (sad) view as it looked in 2000 (photo via)
Some of the original stores here included Woolworths, Sears, Kresges, Pomeroys and Penneys, to name a few. I will definitely be doing more entries on not only the Levittown Shopping Center and Levittown itself, but also its famous visionary developer, William Levitt, which is a whole other story in its own right (lots of great links & photos to share on that stuff eventually!).
History: 1953 - present
Developer: William Levitt
Current aerial view
Previous entries: none