Series Is Presented Here As 3 Variables: (1) Original Data, 1920-46; (2) Original Data, 1939-46; (3) Seasonally Adjusted Data, 1946-63. This Series Was Derived By NBER By Summing (Commercial Building), (Industrial Bldg.) And (Public Utilities). For Further Information See Introductory Notes On Bls-Dept. Of Commerce Data. (1946 Break In Comparability Results From Census Resivions.) Source: Dept. Of Commerce, "Construction Volume And Costs, 1915-56";"Value Of New Construction Put In Place, " Revised, June 1959.
This NBER data series a02200a appears on the NBER website in Chapter 2 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter02.html.
NBER Indicator: a02200a
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Private New Construction Activity, Business, Value In Constant Prices for United States [A0200AUSA380NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/A0200AUSA380NNBR, February 9, 2016.