Boston (Mass.). Licensing Board
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 20 Collections and/or Records:
ABCC License approval forms
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.
Billiards/Bowling Alley licenses (cancelled)
Common Victuallers licenses (cancelled)
Dormitory licenses (cancelled)
Fortune Teller licenses (Cancelled)
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 correspondence
Outgoing correspondence from the Boston Licensing Board. Includes one letter copy book of correspondence from 1952 February 15-October 8.
Licensing Board hearing audiotapes
Audiotape recordings of Licensing Board hearings. Tapes are numbered consecutively from #1-1300s.
Licensing Board hearing index card file
Partial index to Licensing Board hearings. Cards are arranged by name of business or owner.
Licensing Board master record cards
Licensing Board proceedings
This series includes the minutes of the Boston Licensing Board from 1907-2015 with gaps. The records from 1906-1993 are in bound volumes and are indexed. The volume for January-June of 1993 is missing. The records from 2002-2015 include agendas, hearing lists and minutes. The records from 2009 are missing. The location or existence of records from 1994-2001 is unknown.
Liquor license applications (ABCC disapprovals)
Liquor license applications (Rejected)
Liquor license applications (Withdrawn)
Liquor license files
Lodging House licenses (cancelled)
Lodging house master record cards
Master record cards of lodging house licenses arranged by address. Includes year, name of licensee, date granted, cancelled, etc.
One Day Special Alcoholic Beverages applications
Publications relating to liquor laws
Record of liquor license bonds filed
Indexes of liquor license bonds filed with the Boston Licensing Board. Includes name, location, date approved and date filed.
- Licenses 19
- Alcoholic beverages 14
- Liquor laws 10
- Restaurants 5
- Bars (drinking establishments) 3
- Lodging-houses 3
- Fortune-tellers 2
- Taverns (Inns) 2
- Billiard parlors 1
- Bowling alleys 1
- Correspondence 1
- Dormitories 1
- Indexes 1
- Minutes (Records) 1
- Prohibition 1
- Retail trade -- Licenses 1 + ∧ less