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An Exciting History of Drywall

An Exciting History of Drywall

But as New Orleans showed, preference comes with a cost.

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Drywall was invented in 1916. The United States Gypsum Corporation, a association that plumb integrated 30 opposite gypsum and smear prolongation companies 14 years prior, combined it to strengthen homes from civic fires, and marketed it as a bad man’s answer to smear walls. A 1921 USG ad billed drywall as a fireproof wall that went adult with “no time [lost] in scheming materials, changing forms of labor, or watchful for a building to dry.”

An early ad for drywall, that was creatively famous as sheetrock. (Courtesy Greg Gardenour, a Ad Store)

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