I have two buildings from my brothers and my childhood layout on my layout. They were both made by our Dad, about 1950, using his childhood pedal powered scroll or jigsaw.
One building is a small train station, made from Masonite with the roof covered with model railroading roofing paper. The building has cuts scribed in to resemble siding. It has widows and other parts sawed out by jigsaw after drilling a hole and making inside cuts.