The construction edges of tract home areas are in their nature “ragged.” Open land is being converted to housing. That is a messy process made dramatic by juxtaposing an existing ecology, raw destruction, and new construction.
For some five decades in the last half of the twentieth century in Davis, such ragged edges were rather common and almost continuously on display. But in the last two decades or so, they have become rare to the point of nonexistent.
In the spirit of recalling those heady days of rampant ragged edge tracts home development, let me share of a few photographs of the phenomenon.
These are photos of the “ragged edge” phase of the construction of a Stanley Davis “Alpine” home on Tulip Lane near Loyola Drive in 1971-72.
2. The garage of 1220 Tulip Lane under constsruction next to an open field that stretches all the way to Interstate 80.
4. On the right, the north-south Tulip Lane intersects with the east-west Adrian Drive.
5. Tulip Lane & Adrian Drive showing, on the left 2721, 2727 and 2733 Adrian Drive.