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 (02264); 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 m02179a appears on the NBER website in Chapter 2 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter02.html.
NBER Indicator: m02179a
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Private Nonfarm Residential Buildings for United States [M0279AUSM398NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/M0279AUSM398NNBR/, July 28, 2015.