The Series Is Presented Here As 2 Variables: (1) Original Data, Blank-Bls, 1889-1945; (2) Original Data, Census, 1945-63. This Series, Taken From Three Sources, Provides Data On Private Nonfarm Housing Starts. For Definitions And Further Notes, See Introductory Documentation On Blank-Bls-Bureau Of The Census Data. Source: 1889-1919: David M. Blank, "The Volume Of Residential Construction, " 1889-1950, New York, NBER, Technical Paper 9, 1954. 1920- 1938: "Nonfarm Housing Starts 1889-1958, " Bls Bulletin 1260, 1959. 1939-1945: "Construction During Five Decades Historical Statistics, 1907-52, " Bls Bulletin 1146, 1954.
This NBER data series m02161a appears on the NBER website in Chapter 2 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter02.html.
NBER Indicator: m02161a
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Number of New Private Nonfarm Housing Units Started for United States [M0261AUSM610NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/M0261AUSM610NNBR/, July 2, 2015.