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True Tales From Old Houses

Jul 3, 2023

In today's bonus episode, Stacy and Daniel discuss post-war housing solutions, including Daniel's weird teenage fascination with Levittown, New York. 

From Lustron homes to planned communities, some of the most creative architects and designers put their collective heads together to solve the looming American housing shortage post-WWII. Most of the ideas failed spectacularly, but it was a time like no other for innovation and problem-solving. 

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