While growing up in Holly Hill, hearing ghost stories about the Bolton Mansion was unavoidable. In this edition of Levittown Youtube Theater we explore the various attempts of ghost hunting at our favorite historic Levittown landmark. Continue reading →
In pop culture speak, the term Easter egg represents some secret, little known, hidden object or event usually found in software and games. If Levittown has an “Easter egg” of its own it would be this hidden, historical gem located along Levittown Parkway in the Holly Hill section. Perhaps centuries old, this timeworn graveyard is home to the memorials of some of the Bolton Mansion’s earliest residents. Continue reading →
Okay Levittown. We need your help. We’re looking to put together the definitive Levittown bucket list and we need your suggestions. I’m sure most of you are familiar with the term; but, if not, a bucket list is a list of things you’d like to accomplish before, let’s just say, you can’t. Our bucket list should be full of things that every Levittowner should experience, in Levittown, at least once. Now, the items on this bucket list have to be something that one could, currently, accomplish in a typical calendar year and they must have a Levittown address. So, that means no Shop-A-Rama or, as much as we love them, Ginacottis! Continue reading →
We’ve all heard about urban legends, tales told for so long no one is sure if they are true. Every town has them, even Levittown. Here are some “I -swear- it’s- true- Levittown stories I have found. The thing about urban legends is they grow with time, their origin difficult to determine. Enjoy these stories and take a moment to add yours, by clicking on the Comments link.
~ The Bolton mansion is said to have many ghosts, its most notable, Mary Morris.The young daughter of James Morris, loved a man whose social status was beneath the prominent Morris family. Forbidden to see her true love, it is said that Mary hanged herself in the main stairwell. On a night when the moon is full, Mary’s ghost can be seen peering out of an upstairs window.
~ ” Before we moved to Levittown, someone told my parents that you weren’t allowed to have dogs there, so we had to give our dog away. It turned out not to be true, so we got another dog.”
~ Legend has it, Midnight Mary can be found walking along Bordentown Road in Tullytown. “Mary”, as her ghost has been named, was driving to the prom with her date, back in 1935. Their truck veered off the road into the lake. Her body was never recovered but her ghost can be seen dancing on the lake, clad in her prom dress.
~ “Levittown’s termite problem is a long time in the making. It’s been said that Levitt instructed his crews to dispose of building materials underneath the slab of each newly built house, therefore, creating a termite’s dream and years of termite problems.”