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Architect Vernacular
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Location United States   map
Date 1950 to 1994   timeline
Building Type house
 Construction System light wood frame
Climate temperate
Context suburban
Style Modern U.S. Vernacular
Notes Many variations, both regional and arbitrary


Discussion Tract House Commentary

"Typical suburban development in the United States is characterized by developers' perception of the market and by regulations which control such things as the width of streets, site coverage, drainage, building construction, and parking."

— Howard Davis, "What is the Culture of Building", ArchitectureWeek No. 2, 2000.0524

Sources on Tract House

Humphrey Carver. Cities in the Suburbs. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1962. exterior aerial photo of suburban development, plate 6.

Howard Davis. The Culture of Building. Oxford University Press, October 1999. ISBN 0-1951-1294-6.   Available at

Kevin Matthews. The Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM. Artifice, 2001. ISBN 0-9667098-4-5.— Available at  Find books about Tract House


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