The term pre-war is usually applied to the most recent or significant war in a culture's history.
It is, however, often used for the period before
World War Ior the Interwar periodbefore the outbreak of World War II, i.e. before 1939 or 1940.
real estatethe term refers to buildings from the (late) 1930s in the Functionalist or Art Decostyles.
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