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“The Westward-Moving House”

March 7, 2011

The “Westward-Moving House” essay published in 1952 by J. B. Jackson in the collection “Landscapes,” told the story of the great western expansion of the single family house, what we today call sprawl. Houston could tell a similar story.

Map, top:  All Housing (Source:  U.S. Census)

Map, bottom:  Housing constructed since 2000 (Source:  American Community Survey, 2009)

Note: The Tracts that are null are based on U.S. Census Data (information is protected when there are too few housing units or people.)

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