Source: Raymond W. Goldsmith, The National Wealth Of The United States In The Postwar Period, Table B-1, P. 225.
This NBER data series a02218b appears on the NBER website in Chapter 2 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter02.html.
NBER Indicator: a02218b
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Private New Construction Expenditure, Nonfarm Residential, 1-4 Family Dwelling for United States [A0218BUSA398NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/A0218BUSA398NNBR/, July 29, 2015.