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Series — Volume: 1
Scope and Contents Register of agreements and bonds. Lists date, name, street and object.
Scope and Contents Collection of atlases published by G. M. Hopkins & Co., G. W. Bromley & Co., and L.J. Richards.Holdings of Hopkins atlases include: Boston Proper, 1874; Roxbury, 1873; South Boston and Dorchester, 1874; Brighton, 1875; and Charlestown, 1875.Holdings of Bromley atlases includes: Boston Proper and Back Bay, 1898, 1908, 1912, 1917, 1922, 1928 and 1938; Brighton, 1890, 1897, 1909, 1916 and 1925; Charlestown, 1892 and 1901; Charlestown and East Boston, 1901, 1912 and...
Series — Volumes: 1-17
Scope and Contents Notices of apportionment and revision of assessments for street improvements, street watering and sewerage works.
Scope and Contents note This series of plans for the Public Works Department illustrate where underground cable lines where laid in the early 1980s by Cablevision of Boston. Arrangement is by neighborhood and street.
Scope and Contents note This collection includes records of various City Council committees during the nineteenth and early twentieth century. The collection spans the years 1828-1912 with the bulk of the material dating from 1860-1895. These records were kept by the Clerk of Committees and include minutes of committee meetings, correspondence, reports, bids, petitions, programs, etc. Committees represented include Police, Fire, Claims, Arrangements, Common & Public Grounds, Underground Wires, Public...
Series — Box: 1
Scope and Contents City Council orders to the Board of Street Commissioners relative to laying out streets, extending streets and providing estimates.
Scope and Contents note This collection includes records of deeds of property to the City of Boston, etc. that were filed with the City Auditor's Office. The types of instruments included are street deeds, quitclaim deeds, agreements, easements, partial releases of mortgages, release of damages, warranty deeds, etc. The records relate primarily to properties taken or purchased for school, police and fire purposes, laying out and widening streets, and other city departments and functions. The collection includes...
Scope and Contents Five outgoing letter-copy volumes of Engineering Department - Survey Division and Street Laying-Out Department - Engineering Division correspondence. Includes volumes from 1904-1926 and 1932-1941.
Scope and Contents Engineering Department and Public Works Department, Highway Division plans for streets, retaining walls, sea walls, edgestones, etc. Includes two sets of plans: OB# plans and OC# plans.
Scope and Contents Atlases of Boston donated to the City Archives by Fenwick Smith.
Item — Volume: 1
Scope and Contents The list records all streets which have been formally accepted, 1700-1867 inclusive, based on an examination of the records of the Town and City. Includes name of street with year in which street was recognized by the proper authorities as a public highway.
Scope and Contents One volume of news clippings of court decisions relating to streets.
Scope and Contents Record of petitions filed for hearings to construct transmission lines upon, along, under or across a public way, 1903-1919 and record of notices of pole and conduit locations granted, 1911-1983, that were required to be filed in the City Clerk's Office by Chapter 509 of the Acts of 1911.
Scope and Contents Orders of the Public Improvement Commission (formerly Board of Street Commissioners) relating to the laying-out, alteration, opening, discontinuance and naming of streets.
Scope and Contents Unindexed minutes of the Board of Street Commissioners for 1871, 1874, 1876, 1879, 1881, 1883-1884, 1901, 1905-1909 and 1911; and digital copies of Board of Street Commissioners minutes from 1871-1954 April 30 and Public Improvement Commission minutes from 1954 May 7-1986. The volumes for 1899-1900 are missing.
Scope and Contents Incoming and outgoing correspondence and subject files of the Commissioner of Public Works. Files are arranged chronologically and within each year by subject.
Scope and Contents Specifications and contracts for Public Works Department projects kept by the Public Works Department Bridge and Ferry Division and Contract Office.
Scope and Contents Photographs collected by the Public Works Department showing Transit construction and street scenes.
Scope and Contents Scrapbooks kept in the Public Works Department library. Includes scrapbooks of the City Engineer, scrapbooks on the subway, real estate transactions, and miscellaneous topics.
Item — Volume: 1
Scope and Contents Log of business before the Street Commission relating to laying out of streets. Lists street, parties in interest, number of square feet taken, when taken, estimates, amount paid and notes.
Scope and Contents Volume kept by the City Surveyor's Office of copies of orders of the Board of Street Commissioners to establish the grades of streets in Dorchester.
Scope and Contents Votes of Street Commissioners accepting private ways approved by the Mayor.
Scope and Contents Includes copies of Street Department annual reports for 1891, 1893, 1900, 1901, 1903-1906, 1908-1909. Annual reports can also be found in the City Documents series.
Series — Publications: PB 035
Scope and Contents Includes copies of annual reports of the Street Laying-Out Department for the years 1893-1898, 1900-1902, 1904-1908, 1910, 1912-1928, 1930-1934, 1936, 1938-1940, 1942-1943 and 1945-1951. Annual reports can also be found in the City Documents series.
Scope and Contents Includes two copies of "A Record of the Streets, Alleys, Places, Etc. in the City of Boston" published in 1902 and 1910. These volumes include all streets, the date the street is supposed to have received that name, description of the street, and information on laying out, discontinuance of street and name changes. Also includes copies of "Boston Streets also its avenues, courts, places etc. showing the numbers and divisions of those extending through more than one ward or precinct together...
Scope and Contents Two volumes of printed public notices of the Board of Street Commissioners relating to laying out streets, land takings and schedules of assessments.
Scope and Contents Engineering Division street survey files arranged alphabetically by street name. Includes surveyor notes, plans, calculations, etc. Streets from other cities and towns may also be included.
Scope and Contents Photographs of streets scenes, intersections and crosswalks in downtown area and neighborhoods.
- Subject: Streets X
- Boston (Mass.). Public Works Department 11
- Boston (Mass.). Street Laying-Out Department 10
- Boston (Mass.). Board of Street Commissioners 8
- Boston (Mass.). Engineering Department 5
- Boston (Mass.). City Clerk 3
- Boston (Mass.). Auditing Department 2
- Boston (Mass.). City Council 2
- Boston (Mass.). Public Improvement Commission 2
- Dorchester (Boston, Mass.) 2
- G. W. Bromley & Co. 2
- Hopkins, Griffith Morgan, Jr. 2
- Boston (Mass.). Assessing Department 1
- Boston (Mass.). Committee on Streets 1
- Boston (Mass.). Street Department 1
- Boston (Mass.). Surveying Department 1
- Boston (Mass.). Traffic & Parking Department 1
- Boston (Mass.). Transit Commission 1
- Boston (Mass.). Transit Department 1
- Charlestown (Boston, Mass.) 1
- L. J. Richards & Co. 1 ∧ less