People Visit New Houses in the Suburbs Ca. 1950sStreaming Video - 1950
During the 1950s, a combination of factors contributed to the increased suburbanization of the American landscape. To meet the housing demand created by large numbers of soldiers returning from World War II, developers began building on the relatively empty outskirts of urban areas. The increasing popularity of the automobile, coupled with the 40,000 miles of expressway created by the 1956 Interstate Highway Act, allowed people to live in far-flung, low-density suburbs and still drive to their jobs in the city.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : WPA Film Library, 
Copyright Date: ©1950
Branch Call Number: E-VIDEO
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (1 min., 1 sec.)) : sound. video file, rda