First house on the street

History + houses + maps = this chronicle of house building in Niskayuna by Guy Spiers. It's remarkable to see how house were clustered in a few sections of the town until the 1950s when -- boom -- they start popping up all over (this is probably true for a bunch of suburbs here and around the country). According to data presented by Spiers, the number of houses in Niskayuna more than doubled between the 1950s and the present.

(In 1950 the town's population was 9,442. The latest Census estimates peg the town's population above 22,000.)

[via @AlbanyBuildings]

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