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Jun 05, 2017

Remembering William Krisel

William Krisel remembering

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William Krisel, who designed captivating but economical tract housing that enabled real estate developers in the Sun Belt to market modern architecture to the masses in the 1950s and ’60s, died on Monday in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was 92.

His son, William E. Krisel, confirmed the death.

What William Levitt did on Long Island after World War II to fulfill that cherished American dream of homeownership— building uniform, prefabricated, saltbox-style homes in a former potato field—the developers who hired Mr. Krisel’s architectural firm did in the California desert and elsewhere."