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Boston (Mass.). Licensing Board

 Organization

Historical note

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 3 Collections and/or Records:

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.
Dates: 1960-1963

Lodging House licenses (cancelled)

 Series
Identifier: 8400.008
Dates: circa 1980s-1990s

Lodging house master record cards

 Series
Identifier: 8400.017
Scope and Contents Master record cards of lodging house licenses arranged by address. Includes year, name of licensee, date granted, cancelled, etc.
Dates: 1918-1960