March 22, 2011
Early Levittown New York was safeguarded by the Lavey brothers of 173 Orchid Road
Tim Lavey, class of 1963, has a wonderful collection of family photos taken in early Levittown. Here he is with his younger brother Mitch (Division Avenue High School class of 1965) in a picture that he refers to as "Safeguarding Levittown." In those days, unlike today, the houses and trees were small.
Tim wrote: "The picture was taken in my backyard about 1951 or possibly 1952. The historic Old Motor Parkway was behind us. However, they were building a sump on the stretch behind our house at that time. They destroyed part of the Old Motor Parkway in building it. The houses in view behind Mitch and me were on Blacksmith Road. Those to the left in the picture were on Pelican Road. Michelle Fromm's home was just a tad further west on Woodcock along with Dave Amster and Joe Imperato, all from the class of 1963."
If you like seeing this photo, we will post additional vintage shots from the Lavey collection. Please let us know.