The areas available are really limited, but it turns out that Houston is one of the available geographic selections. This is pretty cool to play around with.
The area I would grow up in has nothing but pasture land in 1957 .
Below is my childhood home in 1964 (with the red asterisk on top) before trees or much of anything else. We wouldn't move there for another 8 years. These were the first homes built in all of Sagemont:
And in 2002, now in the shade of the beltway:
Interstate 45 when it was brand new, in 1957:
Where Almeda Mall would be built in 1968:
Sagemont Baptist Church as it appeared in 1973 with Stuchberry Elementary and Thompson Intermediate across the street:
And the massive complex it became by 2004
Dobie High School before it was built in 1964
In 1973, with Kirkdale at the very bottom, where I would have been living in our first house in the neighborhood, before moving to the Sageville home pictured above.
And then in 2002