Source: David M. Blank, "The Volume Of Residential Construction, 1889-1950, " Technical Paper 9, New York, NBER, 1954, Table 18
This NBER data series a02270 appears on the NBER website in Chapter 2 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter02.html.
NBER Indicator: a02270
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Expenditures For New Private Nonfarm Housekeeping Units, Constant Dollars for United States [A02270USA379NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/A02270USA379NNBR/, July 5, 2015.