This Series Is The Sum Of 02049A (Value Of Permits For New Buildings, Detroit), And 02061 (Value Of Permits For Additions And Alterations, Detroit). 1878 Datum Covers Febuary 1, 1878 To Jan. 31, 1879. Calendar Year Thereafter. Source: 1878-1907, City Of Detroit Annual Reports, Fire Marshal Reports; 1908-44, Correspondence With Detroit Dept. Of Buildings And Safety Engineering.
This NBER data series a02049 appears on the NBER website in Chapter 2 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter02.html.
NBER Indicator: a02049
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Value of Total Building Permits for Detroit, MI [A02049US19820A398NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/A02049US19820A398NNBR, May 29, 2016.