Building event histories of dead files


The dataset ehist.txt is a random sample taken from 'dead' building insurance files recording the history of insurance-relevant events occurring to insured buildings in Baden (Germany) between 1936 and 1993. A 'dead' file corresponds to addresses whose buildings were no longer insured under that address, e.g. because of demolition or property splitting.

  event classes
  a demolition
  e owner change
  f function change
  n new construction
  v other change, e.g. refurbishment
  w post-war reconstruction
  z war destruction
  r rural (Gemeinde)
  u urban (kreisfreie Stadt)