Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
Data Consists Of Total Permits Issued, Minus: A) Additions, B) Alterations And Repairs, C) Heaters, D) Fire Escapes, E) Elevators, F) Oil Burners, G) Fireproofing, And H) Signs. Series 02060 Presents Data For These Excluded Categories, Less (H) Signs. Source: 1890-1895:"Annual Reports Of The Bureau Of Building Inspection, " Philadelphia; 1896-1935: Records Of Bur. Of Build. Insp.
This NBER data series a02048 appears on the NBER website in Chapter 2 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter02.html.
NBER Indicator: a02048
National Bureau of Economic Research, Value of Permits for New Buildings for Philadelphia, PA [A02048US37980A398NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/A02048US37980A398NNBR, June 29, 2017.