I also want to know if there is a website where you can find out the history of a certain house? Kind of like "carfax" except for houses lol. Maybe I will ask this in a seperate question.
not sure when they stopped using cut nails to build house i just know why. it had to do with material and how cut nails were called cut nails because they had to be nearly entirely hand made. when factories were about to start mas production of nail the begin making them round that and idea that a round nail was less Likely to split the wood when driven.
c. 1890 http://funadvice.com/r/166fam2om2c