Looking back, American production housing has responded to the times. Whether it was war, recession, urban flight, energy shortages, or consumers’ desire for more space, the industry always has provided adaptable, sustainable, and affordable solutions. Learning from housing's past can also lead us to a brighter future. Click through the timeline below to take a decade-by-decade tour of our top choices for how housing was influenced and inspired by major events.
It was tough to select just one production housing design and type to represent each decade—would you have defined any decade differently? Let us know below in the comments!