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IMGeorge

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The Palm Coast Project - Levitts & I.T.T. future planned City Santa Rosa Model African

As Palm Coast Pioneers we have been Stewards of much of the Levitt & I.T.T. 's planned future City of Palm Coast. Below is one of the pictures of the Levitt & I.T.T.'s ' Santa Rosa ' Model offered in the ' African Safari ' Design. Maybe some may want to follow the restoration of the African Safari in our ' Santa Rosa ' Model: http://palmcoasthistoricresources.tripod.com/id26.htmlAfricanSafariGiraffe.jpg
Regularly there are visitors that come to view us, last week a family from Bejing, China, a man from Alberto Canada and a nice couple that just bought on Cardwell Court . Other information can also be seen at http://palmcoastcorehomes.tripod.com . We hope you enjoy seeing and reading about our Heritage and History - ' The Palm Coast Project ' - '...largest planned community in the Nation ...' and '...largest New Town in the World...'. *
* FR: 1972 '..an Approach to a New City: Palm Coast...'
 

IMGeorge

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Levitt & I.T.T.'s ' Santa Rosa ' Model -Family Room & Kitchen - African Safari Motif Design:

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IMGeorge

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5 Clark Lane, Palm Coast - Our Neighbors - Shawn, Rhonda, and Angel Needhams efforts on their historically intact Levitt & I.T.T.'s
The De Soto Model:
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ROOT

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Howdy George were sure glad to see you again. We need to get all your awesome information into some articles I will see about promoting them when I get back to the house.
 

IMGeorge

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O.K.
As an aside look how ' The Palm Coast Observer ' by happenstance turned out in the African Safari ' Giraffe Bathroom

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ROOT

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I really like the look of the safari, TBH, but we use regular TP since the NJ stopped delivering thier free paper and FL isn't very effectiv.
My Neighbor was one of the pioneers who bought very early They would come and camp during the summers for the first years until they built in 78. But interesting coincidence they just re stuccoed instead of painting the brick and brought the place up to a more modern look.
I'm glad to have one of the first well built houses here we are 30 years old and not one crack in the stucco. but we could use some new style windows.
 

IMGeorge

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Palm Coasts' 'Santa Rosa' Model - we also don't have any cracks in the original stucco. The State of Florida Historic Review Committee required 3 Views of our 'Santa Rosa' Model. Left View, Front View, and Right View, showing all the details and windows. Consequently so not to compromise historic status we simply 'Weatherized' our windows. 'Elite Glass' has the weatherization strips - on U.S. 1 South, right hand side heading towards Bunnell.
Maybe you would like to see this: The Palm Coast Project before it opened, our Santa Rosa slab 1970-1971:
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Our Santa Rosa Model being built 1971
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Our Santa Rosa Model Certificate of Occupany day 1 1972:
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Our Santa Rosa Model historically intact Today:
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Yep, no cracks in our Stucco either. RE: Faux Brick - still intact and bright and shiney !
 

IMGeorge

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I think this is a real FUN picture of us: An aerial view showing our Levitt I.T.T. Showcase Golf Course Neighborhood and the Canals in the upper part of the picture.
Itchey, truly ' Thank You ' very much for your encouragement; it is much appreciated and give us motivation to continue on this massive historic restoration. 'Thank You'.
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Itchey

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I think this is a real FUN picture of us: An aerial view showing our Levitt I.T.T. Showcase Golf Course Neighborhood and the Canals in the upper part of the picture.
Itchey, truly ' Thank You ' very much for your encouragement; it is much appreciated and give us motivation to continue on this massive historic restoration. 'Thank You'.
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Your Welcome!
I enjoy seeing some of the short, but quickly vanishing history of Palm Coast remain intact..
Call it sentimental, but my first visit to Palm Coast????
Around 1971 or so...
They wanted my Dad to build houses there...
Only one problem..There were no roads yet at all...Except Old Kings road which truly was no more than a sand logging and hunting road..Imagine it was truly a sand path through the palmetto's and not much more than that at that time.
They were selling land via boat trips from what is now the Flagler County Adult Education Center on A1A.
Needless to say Dad was not impressed, and continued to build homes in St. Augustine instead.
 

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The Levitt I.T.T. 'Pink' Bathroom - Santa Rosa Model - 13 Clark Lane - Jobsite #35 - African Safari Zebra Design:
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Hooray, Yippee, Hallelujah - One Levitt I.T.T. room finally completed...only...7 more African Safari rooms to go -
P.S. we were unsure if this would be interesting to the newer Palm Coasters , now we truly 'Thank You' for your Support.
Additionally, if on trash night, if anyone should find the Levitt I.T.T. 'pink' toilet tank top and /or a pink ceramic bathroon sink...please, please, please grab it and let us know. The Needman Family need this for their historic 'The DeSoto' Model at 5 Clark Lane. 'Thank You'.
 

IMGeorge

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Itchey - the 'Company ' required OfFICIAL Boat Tour of The Palm Coast Project that you speak of:
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ROOT

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The Levitt I.T.T. 'Pink' Bathroom - Santa Rosa Model - 13 Clark Lane - Jobsite #35 - African Safari Zebra Design:
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Hooray, Yippee, Hallelujah - One Levitt I.T.T. room finally completed...only...7 more African Safari rooms to go -
P.S. we were unsure if this would be interesting to the newer Palm Coasters , now we truly 'Thank You' for your Support.
Additionally, if on trash night, if anyone should find the Levitt I.T.T. 'pink' toilet tank top and /or a pink ceramic bathroon sink...please, please, please grab it and let us know. The Needman Family need this for their historic 'The DeSoto' Model at 5 Clark Lane. 'Thank You'.
Oh we have that pink Bath but the toilet has been replaced with a tall white one, and the blue counter part in the master bedroom well that's a graphic story. http://crackercoast.com/crackerchat/showthread.php/4402-Nearly-cut-off-my-fingers-warning-GRAPHIC
 

IMGeorge

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Wow Root - a real graphic story about your Blue Bathroom.
Good Newzzzz tho' about Bathrooms - Yesterday, ' Pam ' a homeowner of the Levitt I.T.T. ' The De Soto' model called the ' Needhams ' . Pam offered the Needhams her PINK toilet....Rhonda Needham walked down to my house and said...' hurry up...lets grab that PINK toilet..'...so she and I were lugging Pams' pink toilet into Rhonda Needhams car...then we brought it to the Needhams' ' This Old Palm Coast House'...so..now...finally, after years of searching...the Neehams have their PINK toilet, complete with the TOP of the tank...now..and this is harder...I searched almost ten years to find my PINK bathroom sink. I found one on Carswell in Daytona...a lady there was reaching for MY SINK...grabbed it...saying...I want that sink...I want that sink...I want that sink...but since I had it in my hands before she had grabbed it.....and she was tugging at it...and kept tugging at it..saying...' I want that sink'...well..finally, she gave up and I have my PINK sink which you can see in the jpeg above...can you imagine...you getting *wounded* over our Bathroom Toilet.....and me...lady fighting with me over the Bathroom Sink !
So....now The Needhams ' This Old Palm Coast House ' has their Levitt PINK toilet..and I have my Levitt PINK bathroom sink...and....ahem...you have scars...
To be honest....IF IF IF I , the Needhams, and a couple of others saw that Levitt BLUE toilet ....the telephones would be ringing and you would see us all G R A B it up fast !
If any new Palm Coasters have a Levitt PINK bathroom sink....PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE...let us know...PLEASE...
Root...am I correct...do you have a LEVITT I.T.T. house?
IF so..which one?
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IMGeorge

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A Plea to new Palm Coasters....PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE keep an eye out for the Levitt I.T.T. ' San Marco ' Model - If found, hopefully, it will look like the Model in the bottom row...middle picture...
Thank you very much for being a part of Levitt's & I.T.T. Heritage and History efforts...

Hey Root ! if this keeps up....picture this visual...' The Palm Coast Observer' reporting ' People fighting in the Streets of Palm Coast over Toilets - two wounded...'...
ROFLMAO...
 

IMGeorge

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Better picture of Levitts' I.T.T. missing 'San Marco' Model:
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Again, a PLEA to Palm Coasters...please please please watch out for an intact 'The San Marco' Model, Please...maybe let ROOT know and he can contact us, 'Thank You' .
 

ROOT

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I got a pink sink but its still installed and in good shape . I guess I might trade it for a replacement bu its the blue sink that's in need of throwing out.
 

IMGeorge

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Root - below please find some of the Levitt I.T.T. Bathroom PINK tiles, bullnose, squares, toothpaste holder and cup holder and towel bars and towel bar holders. Our neighborhood group communicates and tries to save 'spares'. IF you have a crack or two of your PINK bathroom tiles and need replacements we will give some to you. Yep....you have the hard to find Levitt I.T.T. Pink Bathroom sink. The Needhams, 5 Clark Lane in This Old Palm Coast House also need a Levitt I.T.T. PINK sink and you need a Blue bathroom sink. IF you will watch for a PINK sink for the Needhams we will watch out for a BLUE bathroom sink for you.
Also, I have a few Levitt ITT spare yellow bathroom tiles, but only some spare yellow tiles.
Pls. let us know if you need some PINK squares or if everything is intact and o.k. for you. Thanks.
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IMGeorge

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Root - I was mistaken, Shawn & Rhonda Needhan ( This Old Palm Coast House - Jobsite #31) also need the Levitt I.T.T. BLUE bathroom Sink too. Pam ( Owner of one of the first 'The De Soto ' Model ) in the Canal Area only had the PINK Toilet to give them.
Here is jpeg of Shawn & Rhonda's Levitt I.T.T. BLUE bathroom:
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Also, while I was taking jpeg of This Old Palm Coast House Bathroom I took jpeg of the Shawn and Rhondas ' 'Wall of History' that they are starting. ( Note their 'The De Soto' Levitt I.T.T. Model has Cathedral Ceilings with Beams...and on the left is their f a n t a s t i c Double Entry Mahogany Front Doors. You can see these Mahagany Doors in the jpegs above. -
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For the newer Palm Coasters - Here is Architectural Rendering of The Needhams This Old Palm Coast House. Richard Behr did all the Renderings of our Levitt I.T.T. Models. Donald Trump call Mr. Behr ' The Blue Sky Guy' because of the wonderful ' Blue Skies ' in his Renderings...
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C~Scape

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Thanks for the info and updates to CC, George
I believe I have an ITT house that was built in 1978 but not one in the pics above.
 

IMGeorge

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There were a lot of MODELS offered, periodically as Societys' need and people taste changed - Maybe it is one of these I.T.T. Models:1990ModelHomesB.jpg

The Levitt I.T.T. Models above were for the Society at that time embracing indoor/ outdoor Florida Living with inexpensive energy, houses with large Windows, large three season screened porches, carports, etc....then BLAM...the Arab Oil Embargo *hit* the United States and Americans had to readjust to the Oil Embargo and I.T.T. with their huge *braintrust* and good business Acumen changed and modified their Models offered according.
 

IMGeorge

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'....Wild Beasts in Palm Coast...'
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Our 1972 Levitt I.T.T. ' Santa Rosa ' Model - African Safari Design - Bathroom #2

Wild Beasts:
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The ' Wild Beasts ' are being made using various Copper items, i.e. Copper Washers, Copper Brake Lines tubing, Copper plumbing piping, etc. These various items are cut to size then positioned and holes drilled where appropriate. Some smaller tubing is inserted onto other tubing to give varying sizes. Once fashioned the 'Wild Beast' feet are plunged into hot molten solder and once cooled the 'Wild Beast' figure stands erect.
The 'Elephants' Body was fashioned by squishing a 2" Copper plumbing pipe. I hope you enjoy this update of our efforts. 'Thank You' very much for your support.
Should newer Palm Coasters want to see : http://palmcoasthistoricresources.tripod.com/id26.html
Again, 'Thank You '.
 

IMGeorge

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REALTORS & New Palm Coasters:
Perhaps this information would be helpful points for the Realtors to present to prospective buyers in Palm Coast. Perhaps new Palm Coasters may want to bring this information to their Home Insurance Carriers. We brought this to the attention of our Home Insurance Carrier but it did not give us a discount, however, the Insurance Carrier strongly suggested we bring this to the attention to others so that they can ask their respective Insurers if those Insurers will give a discount on homeowners Insurance Policies - perhaps worth a try for some. Good Luck. If someone gets the discount please let us know WHO the Insurance Carrier is. Thank You !

' ...Palm Coast has been designed to withstand what is termed 'the 100 year Flood..'.

From: Richard Vaughan, director of environmental affairs for the ITT Community Development Corporation
The PalmCoaster, Volume 11, Number 1, Winter/Spring, 1982, Front Cover Page, p 1., p 13.


Hurricane in Palm Coast? Not Likely

Like reports of Mark Twains' death, reports of Florida hurricanes too have been greatly exaggerated.

Over the years people have become accustomed to thinking of hurricanes as the exclusive property of Florida. One reason might be that the National Hurricane Center is headquartered in Miami. Almost every hurricane news report originates in Miami, regardless of where the storm is located, be it 50 miles or 2,000 miles from Florida.

What is a hurricane? it's a large tropical cyclone with winds of at least 74 miles per hour, generally accompanied by heavy rains and high tides. The great spiral clouds of an average hurricane cover an area several hundred miles in diameter, although the area hit by the highest winds- those over 74 miles per hour-may only be 30 to 100 miles in diameter.

Hurricanes form over warm , tropical ocean areas and move to higher altitudes like great spinning tops. Their movement is quite erratic. They can suddenly change directions, make loops, slow up or stop-and later move at 10 to 20 miles per hour. This forward speed of the hurricane system increases the fury of the circular winds flowing around the hurricane's eye, or center.

The north American hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30, with most storms occurring in August, September and October.

The North Florida area isn't immune to direct hits by hurricanes-no part of the United States' gulf coast or eastern coastline is. But weather bureau records show that chances of a hurricane striking the Palm Coast region are considerably less than in most other coastal areas of the state and nation. Meteorologist Fred Crosby of the National Weather Service says,"the configuration of the coastline and the region's latitude help explain the area's relatively hurricane free record, which is based on the tracks of previous storms."

"During the early stages of a tropical storm," says Crosby, 'The movement is generally from the east to the west. The direction gradually changes...this movement pattern would reduce the probability of one of them directly hitting the northeast Florida coast."

Looking at the past 100 years, Flagler and Volusia counties hold an envious distinction neither county ever received a direct hit from a full hurricane moving directly in from the ocean.

Although a total of 19 hurricane's occurring during the 100-year period have posed serious threats and five have actually passed over the area, in each case those storms had already been over land for a number of hours and were greatly weakened in force and without the beach damage caused by ocean storms.

The last hurricane to affect Palm Coast was Hurricane David, which brushed the area in early September, 1979. David's highest wind gust recorded in Palm Coast was 59 miles per hour, and though it did drop 4.16 inches of rain over a 48 -hour period, no flood-related water damage occurred. One of the main reasons damage did not occur is because Palm Coast has been designed to withstand, what is termed, "the 100-year flood." That, says Richard Vaughan, director of environmental affairs for ITT Community Development Corporation, means a flood that statistically could occur once in a hundred years could hit Palm Coast and no flood water would enter the houses.

AND,,,



An Approach to a New City: Palm Coast,
Dr. Norman Young and Dr. Stanley Dea.
( Reprinted from Environmental Affairs, Volume2, Number 1, Spring, 1972.)
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Dr. Young received his PhD from Columbia University, Master of Education at the University of Illinois; MA from Columbia University; BS from City College of New York, and a Diplomat in Engineering from the University of Dayton. He is President and Chairman of the Board of ITT Community Development Corporation. Dr. Dea received his PhD; MS in Engineering and BSCE all from the University of Arizona. He is Director of Environmental Engineering,, Levitt and Sons, Incorporated and is Staff Consultant for Ecology and Environmental Control to International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation.

'...The Palm Coast Project...' ....designed almost like a FIAT...density of 2.7 per acre...less than that of Beverly Hills...'

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shows in a very limited way how one environmental problem can lead to or cause another problem in a different but related sphere of influence. This is true whether one traverses radially or concentrically on the chart. Superimpose on this two dimensional scheme a third plane of flora-fauna and the complexity increases geometrically. Perhaps that is why lasting solutions to existing ills have been prohibitively expensive or virtually imossible. Prevention, therefore, appears to be the only viable approach. Solutions to the effects of man's actions must be ascertained in the planning stage and must be given priority in the decision-making process.

Psychosocial Pollution

At Palm Coast we persist in a design that is almost a fiat: 2.7 dwelling unite per acre. Thus, as was earlier stated, we will have a city larger than Detroit or Philadelphia, with the density of , sa, a Beverly Hislls, California, rather thatn the malignant densities characteristic of the asphalt and concrete hungle. Why? Because ultra high density is cancerous. We are sure that many will quarrel with this statement, citing locales here and there where satisfaction exists in spite of ostensible crowding. Mabye it is as Deeevy points out, 'the mass of man, although increasingly affected with mental discomfort, do not see themselves as overcrowded.' It is better to state that we deal with probability of sociopathic behavior. ( It is similar to the tnedentious arguments about the facts of cigarette smoking induced cancer--there is always that irritation 'Oh, my Uncle Louie has been smoking for ninety years and is as healthy as a horse.") In any case, the preponderance of psychological , statistical, research and lay observations leaves us with the same funereal conclusion' crowding is an excrescense that society can ill-afford.

The psychological results of density--how does one begin analyzing them? The senior author is now engaged in a monograph on the subject. ( Stochastic Processes and Density-Induced Deviant Behavior), and therefore is aware that the subject is broad and that he can present in this medium only a few of the references. It has been in the literature a long. time. For example, shall we begin the disquisition with Sir R. W. Rawson's 1839 (circa) seminal paper6 published by the Journal of the Statistical Society of London? Or, jump about a century to R.D. McKenzies' "The ecological Approach to the Study of the Human Community" 7 published in 1925 , which formed the basis of the Elliott and Merrill chapter
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called "Ecological Aspects of Community Disorganization" (1941). 8 In that span of a hundred years, the observations consistently led to what is still a fundamental inference--that there is correlation between socially undesirable behavior and urban concentration. This "ancient history' has much to recomment it, for these authors' tocsins about the intensity of compression in the city served as prolegomena to recent much quoted experiments on the same eubject.

First, we take the physiological side. We have Dr. Hans Delye's 9 pioneer findings on the stress of crowding leading to endocrine system changes and enlargement of the adrenal glands. The findings of Ratcliffe and Snyder 11 are pertinent, too, inasmuch as in their mamalian studies they discovered that stress from overcrowding could subject the individual to high blood pressure and heart and circulatory diseases. No doube the symptoms on both studies are related. In any case, the organic sequelae of crowding have a firm experimental base. Of course, under not so controlled conditions, observations are made by physicians in vivo , where they readily connect physical breakdown with urban -complex pressures.

If crowding pressures are pathogonomonic in the physiological sense, what are they in the psychological or, better said, psycholocial sense? Here again lay observations are buttressed by science. For those of us who grew up in slums, there were always to many people in the hallway; to many people in tenement apartment, too many people bumping each other running down the steps; too many people in the sidewalks, jostling each other, even crossing the street; too many children playing ball in the gutter; playgrounds so crowded...that your team might wait hours to play. Or worse. Four overlapping baseball diamonds, with outfielders from each running into each other. a world of fighting for turf! A world of open air shut-ins! When we were later schooled in the well-known psychological theories of frustration-aggression and frustration-regression, 11 we learned only what we knew already; that if you frustrate the expansion of a person's space world, it will lead either to a form of attack behavior or to patterns appropriate to infantile character. Under attack behavior we often noticed family fights, gang wars, irrational arguments in retail stores, overt purposeful subway harassment , taxi harangues, etc. Infantile behavior was worse, if at times less identifiable: start insulation, unintelligible silences, easy crying, furtive hiding, almost catatonic responses. A world of the depersonalized. Lonely crowds
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For those New Palm Coasters who want to read ' the Palm Coast Project..' - the 1969 + planning that went into the Levitt I.T.T. ' Future City ' of 750,000 people :
http://palmcoastcorehomes.tripod.com/id50.html
 

IMGeorge

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PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE....If any Palm Coaster should be lucky enough to acquire a House Insurance discount, please let us know. Hopefully there is a Insurance Carrier out there that would discount a Insurance Policy - IF lucky enough to get the Carrier Info. it could help those stuggling families in Palm Coast. It's worth a try. ' Thank You very much '.
Points for the Insurance Carriers :
1. The Palm Coast Project - a Future City - designed and engineered to withstand a 100 Year Flood.
2. Designed ( economical , etc. ) ...'...almost like a FIAT...'
3. Low Density of the Palm Coast Project : '....density of 2.7 per acre...less than Beverly Hills...'
4. A Levitt I.T.T. planned community, '..the largest planned community in the Nation...' and '.....the largest New Town in the World ...'.
Again, ' Thank You '
 

IMGeorge

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UPDATE:
Levitt I.T.T. ' African Safari ' - our Santa Rosa House Model : ' Giraffe Bathroom ':
Wild Beasts in Palm Coast:
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Elephant, Giraffe, Antelope, Gazelle, Tortise, Ostrich, Camel, etc.
For those wanting to see my historic and heritage restoration:
( almost two rooms complete, only SIX more rooms to go......whew....)
' Thank You ' to everyone for your support - it helps alot and is very much appreciated :
http://palmcoasthistoricresources.tripod.com/id26.html and also http://palmcoastcorehomes.tripod.com
 

Mamabear

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Thought about this article the other day when I saw 2 turquoise sinks at a 2nd hand shop next to Flagler Denture. US1 at the south end of Bunnell. Don't know if this color is one that will be needed. I saw a pink toilet tank top also, but that was weeks ago and I can't remember exactly where. Could have been at the store Habitat has.
 

IMGeorge

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MamaBear - Truly 'Thank You ' very much, truly ' Thank You '. I will pass on this information to ' The Needhams ' ( <---This old Palm Coast House ). Even if it isn't the color they need they will be very appreciative of your support for them and their efforts. ' ...and the possibility of finding the Venetian Pink Sink and or toilet..WOW...the thrill is indeed in the hunt. The Needhams
are trying very very hard on the historic restoration of their Levitt I.T.T. ' The De Soto '. You truly must be a very nice person to have thought of this and our
efforts ; may you receive all the Blessings Life has to offer. Your thoughtfulness helps us to get ever closer to our Objective - maybe in time a Christmas Walk or something. Hopefully it will attract people and prospective buyers and thereby help people trying to sell their houses in Palm Coast. Hopefully this 'sense of place ' will help attract Industry onc
e again to Palm Coast helping the struggling families here. Even if we only help ONE...just ONE...that will be a good thing ! Just ONE...!
Again, a heartfelt ' Thank You '. I will call the Needhams now.
 

ROOT

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ours is a bratloff sp Vincent says. but we definitely have the pink and blue baths
 

IMGeorge

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Bratloff, Herb & Joan, Leslie Bratloff Thornhill (daughter )
First, Mamabear, Shawn & Rhonda Needham ( Stewards of This Old Palm Coast House ) are going to check out the possible blue Levitt ITT bathroom sinks. Thank you again. Pam, one of their friends living in one of the original Levitt ITT Houses just off of Club House Drive gave them the Venetian Pink Toilet, with intact base, toilet tank, and toilet tank cover !...As you see tho'...and this is TOUGH...the Levitt I.T.T. Venetian Pink sink.
Today I went to This Old Palm Coast House and took a picture of the Needhams bathroom #1 - presently they have a white sink and are hoping to replace it with the Levitt ITT pink one. Many years ago when I was searching for my bathroom sink...a lady grabbed it and was tugging at it. Nope, it was in my hands first and I have it but it is really the difficult item to find....but..Root, since you say your Bratloff house used the blue and pink that gives us a lot of HOPE...that increases the chances that we will help the Needhams can find the needed bathroom sink.
Root, a thought, the Bratloffs would be Herbert and Joan and daughter Leslie. To my knowledge they moved from the area off of Florida Park Drive and bought, I think, one of the first, if not the first Island Estates Lots and I think are now living there. Their daughter I think was / is in R.Estate, I think maybe has an office or didhave an office off of Florida Park Drive adjacent to Joshua. Joshua Knight has his law offices there. He bought what used to be the Bonnevier Insurance Company Building.
Anyway..a thought for you to consider. Many of us have always wondered WHY haven't the Bratloffs been recognized and honored for their early and many accomplishments in The Palm Coast Project when others , newer palm coasters have parks, etc., named after them and WHY NOT the Bratloffs. They were very active in helping support things in Palm Coast early on !...to me...the DESERVE some recognition...
So...if you like this idea, maybe make a Wall of History in your Bratloff House. Maybe if you contact the Bratloffs, and explain what you are doing, perhaps they may have wonderful and marvelous items that could be displayed on your Bratloff ' Wall of History '. I don't have a Bratloff house or else I would do it ! So maybe this may be of interest to you - what a great accomplishment if The Bratloffs information could be saved too.!
Please let us know if you pursue this and I / we will look to see if I / we have any Bratloff ephemera and historical items to give you if you pursue this...ok? Thanks !
Below this Old Palm Coast House Levitts' I.T.T. venetian pink bathroom ( pink vanity since needed to replace the white one )
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IMGeorge

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Bratloff, Herb & Joan, Leslie Bratloff Thornhill (daughter )
First, Mamabear, Shawn & Rhonda Needham ( Stewards of This Old Palm Coast House ) are going to check out the possible blue Levitt ITT bathroom sinks. Thank you again. Pam, one of their friends living in one of the original Levitt ITT Houses just off of Club House Drive gave them the Venetian Pink Toilet, with intact base, toilet tank, and toilet tank cover !...As you see tho'...and this is TOUGH...the Levitt I.T.T. Venetian Pink sink.
Today I went to This Old Palm Coast House and took a picture of the Needhams bathroom #1 - presently they have a white sink and are hoping to replace it with the Levitt ITT pink one. Many years ago when I was searching for my bathroom sink...a lady grabbed it and was tugging at it. Nope, it was in my hands first and I have it but it is really the difficult item to find....but..Root, since you say your Bratloff house used the blue and pink that gives us a lot of HOPE...that increases the chances that we will help the Needhams can find the needed bathroom sink.
Root, a thought, the Bratloffs would be Herbert and Joan and daughter Leslie. To my knowledge they moved from the area off of Florida Park Drive and bought, I think, one of the first, if not the first Island Estates Lots and I think are now living there. Their daughter I think was / is in R.Estate, I think maybe has an office or didhave an office off of Florida Park Drive adjacent to Joshua. Joshua Knight has his law offices there. He bought what used to be the Bonnevier Insurance Company Building.
Anyway..a thought for you to consider. Many of us have always wondered WHY haven't the Bratloffs been recognized and honored for their early and many accomplishments in The Palm Coast Project when others , newer palm coasters have parks, etc., named after them and WHY NOT the Bratloffs. They were very active in helping support things in Palm Coast early on !...to me...the DESERVE some recognition...
So...if you like this idea, maybe make a Wall of History in your Bratloff House. Maybe if you contact the Bratloffs, and explain what you are doing, perhaps they may have wonderful and marvelous items that could be displayed on your Bratloff ' Wall of History '. I don't have a Bratloff house or else I would do it ! So maybe this may be of interest to you - what a great accomplishment if The Bratloffs information could be saved too.!
Please let us know if you pursue this and I / we will look to see if I / we have any Bratloff ephemera and historical items to give you if you pursue this...ok? Thanks !
Below this Old Palm Coast House Levitts' I.T.T. venetian pink bathroom ( pink vanity sink needed to replace the white one )
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Root - look above at The Needhams Wall of History - we share this if you decide to work on a Bratloff Family Wall of History for your Bratloff house.
 

Mamabear

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Re: The Palm Coast Project - Levitts & I.T.T. future planned City Santa Rosa Model Afric

One of my "fun things to do" is just pop into junk shops, 2nd hand stores, and Antique shops. I'll just have to remember to look from now on. Some people call it Junking (not to be mixed up with juking). :) They should check with Habitat here and Ormond (Mason Avenue) often.
 

IMGeorge

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Root - Pls. let us know if you are going to pursue ascertaining WHAT is the name of your specific Bratloff Model - maybe a Bratloss MODEL or a Bratloff SPEC house, etc. and if you are going to make a Wall of History for your Bratloff Model House. This way as we go through Historical Ephmenera , etc., we can set any itmes we find and set them aside if we find stuff to compliment your Bratloff Model. Thanks.
The Bratloffs were know to offer high Quality Homes; maybe yours was a MODEL and Joan Bratloff *staged* it in '70's Mid Century Modern stuff - Joan Bratloff had a great *design* eye !

Mamabear - early this morning I saw Shawn and Rhonda Needham ( This old Palm Coast House - 5 Clark Lane )...I bet they were getting a head start to *swoosh* and *grab* up the blue sinks you spoke of !...Geesh..I hope they didn't have clubs, sharp pointy sticks, and stuff to DEFEND the Levitt Blue sinks until they grabbed them up !... You should have seen us a couple of weeks ago, Rhonda and I were lugging the Venetian Pink Toilet down the street at Clubhouse Drive...a couple of people driving by stopped and were laughing and asked what we were doing - imagine lugging the heavy complete toilet so not to break the ceramic ! Rhonda Needham said "...I am saving the Heritage and History of Palm Coast ..'. One couple then went back to the Needhams house to see their heritage and historic preservation efforts at this old Palm Coast house ; a lot of WOWS' !...



Can you imagine the Palm Coast Observer taking our pictures of carrying a toilet down the streets of Palm Coast !
 

ROOT

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Re: The Palm Coast Project - Levitts & I.T.T. future planned City Santa Rosa Model Afric

I would like to know the model ours is, It was built in 85 and is a high quality 2 bedroom home with a super big 2 car garage. I want to remodel but not restore.
pink.jpg Took me months to find a wallpaper to tone down the Pink and avoid a total re-tile. Do you know what a total Pink bath does to the apearence of your Pee stream? It makes it look like your bleeding or something.
I noticed Our "Pink sink" has been replaced with a white one but the Blue is original. Like I said Ill part with the blue sink as soon as I replace it and the counter. The faucet is at end of life and we have been thinking of putting in a new counter top. just haven't figured out a way to put the big aquarium in the Bathroom like at our old house. the aquarium is best there were you are forced to sit and enjoy the fish regularly and the Oscar enjoys the attention while he watches you poop.
 

Mamabear

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Re: The Palm Coast Project - Levitts & I.T.T. future planned City Santa Rosa Model Afric

Is that original wall paper?
 

ROOT

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Nooo it was painted pink I used all that green to fight the pink.

Its resistance decor till I can re-tile
Looks great by candle light :fap:
 

IMGeorge

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Bratloffs original Wallpaper ? Yep, Bratloff homes are known to be QUALITY ! Raised panel colonial doors, colonial moldings as baseboard, yep, oversized gargages. Lucky YOU ! Are you going to keep the exterior intact ? I ask 'cuz if you keep exterior intact ( the three sides, front, left and right sides ) then if you want you can record it in the State of Florida Master Site File ( free ). If you want to the Needhams will prepare your paperwork for free so you can have # assignment. ( Just thinking, maybe Needhams will trade ya' this for your blue sink when you are ready ?)...Yep, sounds like a good game plan to remodel the interior; but suggest you set aside a wall and make it your Bratloff MODEL information which would be specific to your home. Strongly suggest contacting their daughter, I think Leslie Bratloff Thornhill or something close to that. If you do, what an honor for Legacy for Bratloffs - to me / us they deserve some thing, but, again , your personal choice.
Anyone know or have contact information for Bratloffs?
 

IMGeorge

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Re: The Palm Coast Project - Levitts & I.T.T. future planned City Santa Rosa Model Afric

1970's Yellow Levitt I.T.T. Bathroom - What prospective buyers would have seen in the Levitt I.T.T. ' Santa Rosa ' Model - in 'African Safari ' ; sink, toilet, tub, wall tiles, mirror, flooring, horizontal medicine cabinet, vanity cabinet and wallpaper all original . I hope you enjoy these small windows into 'The Palm Coast Project ' Heritage and History; just think , two bathrooms down .....six more rooms to restore.
I want to 'Thank You' all for your support; it helps me and The Needhams ( This Old Palm Coast House ) the inspiration to continue moving forward. ' Thank You All'.

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Our Neighborhood was talking today, hoping that maybe someone owning a BRATLOFF Model will consider sharing his re-model efforts also. Hopefully this will prompt other Stewards of a Bratloff Model to come forward also.

Several people have asked about the cost for the Heritage Historic Marker. I paid about $ 2,700.00 for it not counting the gargantuan amount of research and documentation and xeroxing I had to, and continue to do. We all discussed it alot and concluded that ' The Palm Coast Project ' desperately needed a 'sense of being' a 'sense of place' - a soul . We can only hope we are achieving this for the newer Palm Coasters.

Again, ' Thank You All for your support'.
 

IMGeorge

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'...might as well...' do this and '...might as well ...' do that...
I had a case of the '..might as wells...' on the Levitt I.T.T. Santa Rosa Jobsite #35 Model Master Bedroom Closet - ...whew...might as well spaekel...might as well replace caulking...might as well reinforce shelves...might as well add another coat of paint - Whew...and FINALLY...finished it, Hooray, Yippee, Yahoo, Hallelujah....finally...:
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Now onto the Master Bedroom -
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Geesh...only two bathrooms and two closets done...
Oh well...
If any newer Palm Coaster wants to follow this: http://palmcoasthistoricresources.tripod.com/id26.html

...an aside...( above ) as I was taking down the ' Green Portiers Curtains ' a thought came to me...remember when Mammy said to Miss Scarlett....'...Ms. Scarlett, what are you going to do with Miss Ellens Green Portiers ?.

I told my daughter this....then I thought more practically....I asked my daughter if she wanted ' Play Clothes' for my Grandchildren - Like Maria made for the Von Trapps children in ' Sound of Music '..

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IMGeorge

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Now everytime I look at my Green Portiers can you guess what I think of:
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