Includes All Detached And Multi-Family Dwellings, But Excludes Non- Housekeeping Residences. Source: 1890-95: Philadelphia, Mayor's Message And Reports Of Dept. Of Public Safety And Inspector Of Buildings; 1896-1935: Records Of Office Of Inspector Of Public Buildings.
This NBER data series a02054 appears on the NBER website in Chapter 2 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter02.html.
NBER Indicator: a02054
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Value of Permits For Residential Buildings for Philadelphia, PA [A02054US37980A550NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/A02054US37980A550NNBR/, December 1, 2015.