Data Give Total Value Of Permits Issued During The Year. Source: 1875-1919: Merchants Exchange Of St. Louis, "Annual Statement Of The Trade And Commerce Of Saint Louis, " 1893, 1914, And 1920; 1920-33: Bls Bulletins On Buildings Permits In The Principal Cities Of The U.S. And Monthly Labor Review.
This NBER data series a02050 appears on the NBER website in Chapter 2 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter02.html.
NBER Indicator: a02050
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Value of Total Building Permits for St. Louis, MO-IL [A02050US41180A398NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/A02050US41180A398NNBR/, August 28, 2015.