06:58PM | 05/22/04
Member Since: 03/23/04
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Just moved into my first house, which was built in 1925. I assumed that it had plater walls, but found that it in fact has drywall thru out. I was curious when was drywall first used and how dose the original stuff compare to todays material?


05:56PM | 09/16/07
Member Since: 09/15/07
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How do you see the answers to these questions?!


04:25PM | 09/25/07
Member Since: 07/28/02
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I think that drywall was first used in the late 40's and for sure in the 50's. It sounds as if your house was gutted and then redone with drywall. I am not sure if the old stuff is better or worse than what is used today but I know for sure that the finishers were better in the past than they are today.


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