1878 Datum Covers Feb. 1, 1878 To Jan. 31, 1879. Calendar Year Thereafter. This Series Covers Only New Buildings. 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 a02049a appears on the NBER website in Chapter 2 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter02.html.
NBER Indicator: a02049a
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Value of Permits For New Buildings for Detroit, MI [A0249AUS19820A398NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/A0249AUS19820A398NNBR, February 10, 2016.