The University of Illinois has a stash of aerial photographs of Illinois from 1938 and 1939, including one that shows the house I grew up in under construction. The photo at left is 1938; at right is 2001:
Here's a larger crop of the 1938 photo overlaid with a 2010 image:
Natives of the town will probably recognize it instantly.
Here's an extreme close-up with the foundation of my house highlighted:
I also looked at photos of Chicago from the same batch, and after posting this, I will look for more recent photos. The construction of the city's expressways started in the 1940s; I'm curious to see "during" photos.