Google Maps timelapse shows how big Houston’s neighborhoods have gotten over the past 30 years

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Houston – 1984

Houston – 1984

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Houston – 2000

Houston – 2000

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Houston – 2016

Houston – 2016

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The Woodlands – 1984

The Woodlands – 1984

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The Woodlands – 2000

The Woodlands – 2000

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The Woodlands – 2016

The Woodlands – 2016

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Cypress – 1984

Cypress – 1984

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Cypress – 2000

Cypress – 2000

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Cypress – 2016

Cypress – 2016

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Pearland – 1984

Pearland – 1984

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Pearland – 2000

Pearland – 2000

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Pearland – 2016

Pearland – 2016

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Sugar Land – 1984

Sugar Land – 1984

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Sugar Land – 2000

Sugar Land – 2000

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Sugar Land – 2016

Sugar Land – 2016

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Austin – 1984

Austin – 1984

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Austin – 2000

Austin – 2000

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Austin – 2016

Austin – 2016

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North Austin – 1984

North Austin – 1984

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North Austin – 2000

North Austin – 2000

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North Austin – 2016

North Austin – 2016

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Dallas – 1984

Dallas – 1984

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Dallas – 2000

Dallas – 2000

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Dallas – 2016

Dallas – 2016

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El Paso – 1984

El Paso – 1984

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El Paso – 2000

El Paso – 2000

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El Paso – 2016

El Paso – 2016

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Forth Worth – 1984

Forth Worth – 1984

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Forth Worth – 2000

Forth Worth – 2000

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Forth Worth – 2016

Forth Worth – 2016

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Killeen – 1984

Killeen – 1984

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Killeen – 2000

Killeen – 2000

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Killeen – 2016

Killeen – 2016

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Matamoros–Brownsville – 1984

Matamoros–Brownsville – 1984

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Matamoros–Brownsville – 2000

Matamoros–Brownsville – 2000

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Matamoros–Brownsville – 2016

Matamoros–Brownsville – 2016

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San Antonio – 1984

San Antonio – 1984

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San Antonio – 2000

San Antonio – 2000

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San Antonio – 2016

San Antonio – 2016

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Big Bend National Park – 1984

Big Bend National Park – 1984

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Big Bend National Park – 2000

Big Bend National Park – 2000

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Big Bend National Park – 2016

Big Bend National Park – 2016

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Continue clicking to see vintage photos of Houston in beautiful Kodachrome.

Continue clicking to see vintage photos of Houston in beautiful Kodachrome.

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Vintage photos of Houston in beautiful Kodachrome

Houston resident Josh Burdick has digitized and released Kodachrome photos that his father, Cecil Burdick Jr., captured of Houston in the ‘50s, ‘60s, and ‘70s on sprawling website for all to see. He’s allowed the Houston Chronicle to share a batch of them with readers. less

Vintage photos of Houston in beautiful Kodachrome

Houston resident Josh Burdick has digitized and released Kodachrome photos that his father, Cecil Burdick Jr., captured of Houston in the ‘50s, ‘60s, and … more

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Grand, old Astroworld not too long after it opened. 

Grand, old Astroworld not too long after it opened. 

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The dearly departed Shamrock Hotel is seen here. 

The dearly departed Shamrock Hotel is seen here. 

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A vintage view of Rice Stadium, before it became a part-time concert venue. 

A vintage view of Rice Stadium, before it became a part-time concert venue. 

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When Lyndon Johnson came to Houston… 

When Lyndon Johnson came to Houston… 

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When Lyndon Johnson came to Houston… 

When Lyndon Johnson came to Houston… 

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Lady Bird Johnson on the campaign trail with LBJ. 

Lady Bird Johnson on the campaign trail with LBJ. 

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A Houston Chronicle cover from 1960 is shown. Dig that font. 

A Houston Chronicle cover from 1960 is shown. Dig that font. 

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The streets of Houston in dizzying color. 

The streets of Houston in dizzying color. 

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Downtown Houston 

Downtown Houston 

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Downtown Houston during the holidays. 

Downtown Houston during the holidays. 

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Cecil Burdick Jr.’s camera equipment, photographed by his son. 

Cecil Burdick Jr.’s camera equipment, photographed by his son. 

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Getting ready to liftoff from Houston Airport 

Getting ready to liftoff from Houston Airport 

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A sign outside old Colt Stadium, near where the Astrodome and NRG Stadium now stand. 

A sign outside old Colt Stadium, near where the Astrodome and NRG Stadium now stand. 

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The scene at Colt Stadium, home of the Houston Colt .45s. 

The scene at Colt Stadium, home of the Houston Colt .45s. 

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The scene at Colt Stadium, home of the Houston Colt .45s. This park was later dismantled and reconstructed in Mexico. 

The scene at Colt Stadium, home of the Houston Colt .45s. This park was later dismantled and reconstructed in Mexico. 

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The scene at Colt Stadium, home of the Houston Colt .45s. 

The scene at Colt Stadium, home of the Houston Colt .45s. 

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Downtown Houston 

Downtown Houston 

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An aerial view of Downtown Houston 

An aerial view of Downtown Houston 

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An aerial view of Downtown Houston 

An aerial view of Downtown Houston 

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An aerial view of Downtown Houston 

An aerial view of Downtown Houston 

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The inside of the Astrodome is seen here. You might own one of those seats now. 

The inside of the Astrodome is seen here. You might own one of those seats now. 

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The inside of the Astrodome is seen here. You might own one of those seats now.

The inside of the Astrodome is seen here. You might own one of those seats now.

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The inside of the Astrodome is seen here. You might own one of those seats now.

The inside of the Astrodome is seen here. You might own one of those seats now.

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Grand, old Astroworld not too long after it opened. 

Grand, old Astroworld not too long after it opened. 

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Rides at Astroworld 

Rides at Astroworld 

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A view of Downtown Houston from a peak at Astroworld 

A view of Downtown Houston from a peak at Astroworld 

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Grand, old Astroworld not too long after it opened with the Dome in the distance. 

Grand, old Astroworld not too long after it opened with the Dome in the distance. 

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The Dome, with the AstroHall right next door. 

The Dome, with the AstroHall right next door. 

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Downtown Houston 

Downtown Houston 

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Construction has always been a constant in Downtown Houston. 

Construction has always been a constant in Downtown Houston. 

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Downtown Houston at night 

Downtown Houston at night 

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Shopping in Houston. Do you see the Confederate flag? 

Shopping in Houston. Do you see the Confederate flag? 

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Joske’s in Houston. 

Joske’s in Houston. 

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