Historic Aerials has somehow got their hands on a vast trove of aerial photos from all across the country, and arranged them historically. A picture (well, three) is (are) worth a thousand words. I looked up the house in Brook Park, OH where I lived between 1969 and 1979. Here it is in 1970:
And that, boys and girls, is suburban sprawl. It also answers the question, “why did our backyard always flood?” Answer: there was an underground stream.
What you’ll find depends on where you look, the years available for any given spot are somewhat random, as you’d expect.