Series Is Presented Here As 2 Variables: (1) Original Data, 1915-46; (2) Original Data, 1946-63. This Category Of Construction Is The Sum Of New Housing Units; Residential Additions And Alterations; And A" Nonhousekeeping" Category. The Nonhousekeeping Classification Includes Fixed Structures, Such As Transient Hotels, Motels, Dormitories, Clubhouses, Nurses' Homes, Etc. Data Are Estimated From F. W. Dodge Company Contract Award Data For Thirty-Seven Eastern States, And From Building Permit Data. The Estimating Procedure Is The Same As For Private Nonresidential Buildings. For Further Informaton See Introductory Notes On Bls-Dept. Of Commerce Data And Lipsey And Preston, Pp. 259-260. Source: Publications Of Business And Defense Services Administration, Bureau Of Labor Statistics, And Bureau Of The Census. (For Specifics See Introductory Note On Bls-Department Of Commerce Data)
This NBER data series a02179a appears on the NBER website in Chapter 2 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter02.html.
NBER Indicator: a02179a
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Private Nonfarm Residential Buildings for United States [A0279AUSA398NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/A0279AUSA398NNBR, February 10, 2016.