Series Is Presented Here As 2 Variables: (1) Original Data, Blank-Bls, 1900-59; (2) Original Data, Census, 1959-63. For Informaton On Content And Estimation Procedures, See Introductory Notes On Blank-Bls-Census Housing Start Data. Source: 1900-1919: Bls, "Volume Of Residential Constructon." 1920-1939:"Nonfarm Housing Starts 1889-1958, " Bls Bulletin 1260, 1959. 1940- 1959: "Housing Statistics, Historical Supplement, June 1960, " Housing And Home Finance Agency.
This NBER data series a02202a appears on the NBER website in Chapter 2 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter02.html.
NBER Indicator: a02202a
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Number of New Private Nonfarm Housing Units Started, Two-Family for United States [A0202AUSA176NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/A0202AUSA176NNBR/, November 25, 2015.