Historical Happenings 100 Years Ago February 4th, 1920 Back in 1916 the supply of houses was just about kept up with the demand. Population was increasing at the usual rate of 13 per cent a year. During 1917-18 everybody was too busy “winning the war,” and construction of houses fell off to about onethrid the ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!