An Exciting History of Drywall
It’s a staple in American homes, but at what environmental cost? But as New Orleans showed, convenience comes with a cost. * * * Drywall was invented in 1916. The United States Gypsum Corporation, a company that vertically integrated 30 different gypsum and plaster manufacturing companies 14 years prior, created it to protect homes from urban fires, and marketed it as the poor man’s answer to plaster walls.