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8400. Licensing Board

 Record Group
Identifier: 8400
The Licensing Board for the City of Boston was established by Chapter 291 of the Acts of 1906. It consists of three members appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Council. The Board was created to exercise all the powers and perform all the duties conferred upon the Board of Police of the City of Boston relative to intoxicating liquors (now called alcoholic beverages), innholders, common victuallers, billiard and pool tables, sippio tables, bowling alleys, intelligence offices and picnic groves. The Board grants and regulates various types of alcohol and food licenses for restaurants, nightclubs, private clubs, package stores, hotels, and inns. The Board also issues and regulates licenses for common victuallers (food only), hotels (both with alcohol and without alcohol), bowling alleys, pool tables, lodging houses, dormitories (fraternities which are a category of dormitory licenses) and fortune tellers.

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

ABCC License approval forms

 Series
Identifier: 8400.004
Scope and Contents The Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission License Approvals are forms that were completed upon approval of various liquor related licenses. Dating from 1961-1962 the forms include the owner's name, name of the business, address, and type of license approved.

License applications

 Series
Identifier: 8400.002
Scope and Contents Applications for licenses granted by the Boston Licensing Board. Includes applications for variety stores, lodging houses, common victuallers, common victuallers-alcohol, druggists, innholders, retail package stores, clubs, intelligence offices, taverns and entertainment. Arranged alphabetically by name of business within each year.

Licensing Board annual report

 Series — Publications PB 120
Identifier: 8400.013

Licensing Board correspondence

 Series
Identifier: 8400.003
Scope and Contents Outgoing correspondence from the Boston Licensing Board. Includes one letter copy book of correspondence from 1952 February 15-October 8.

Liquor license files

 Collection
Identifier: 8400.001
Scope and Contents note This series includes 261 cubic feet of records. The liquor license files generally each cover a five year period for an address. The six series are 1980-1985; 1986-1990; 1991-1995; 1996-2000; 2001-2004; and 2005-2009. The two exceptions to the 5 year file are the first series and the fifth series. The first and the third series are filed by type of license and within each type of license alphabetically by street address. The second, fourth, fifth and sixth series are filed alphabetically by ...

Record of liquor license bonds filed

 Series
Identifier: 8400.005
Scope and Contents Indexes of liquor license bonds filed with the Boston Licensing Board. Includes name, location, date approved and date filed.