Gulfgate Shopping Center and residential development along I-45, Houston, Texas, about 1960
National Archives and Records Administration
This object appears in the following sections:
On the Interstate: I-10, 1956–1990 Crawl and Sprawl
Urban freeway aerial
Suburban sprawl aerial
Currently on display
Not a part of the official Smithsonian Collection
Photograph. Black and white aerial view of suburban Houston.
The Interstate highways opened up new lands for development. Shopping centers and malls were designed to accomodate the automobile.
About This Site
Buy the Book