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Boston (Mass.). Department of School Buildings


Historical note

Chapter 473 of the Acts of 1901 established in the City of Boston a Schoolhouse Department under the charge of a board of three Commissioners appointed by the Mayor without confirmation. The authority and duties of the board were those formerly conferred and imposed upon the City Council and the School Committee in relation to selecting lands for school purposes and requesting the Street Commissioners to take the same, providing temporary school accommodations, and making, altering and approving designs and plans for school purposes; erecting, completing, altering, repairing, furnishing, and preparing yards for school buildings and making contracts and selecting architects for doing said work. The board was also required to take measures to secure proper ventilation, proper sanitary conditions, and protection from fire for existing school buildings. Annual reports were first made in 1901.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Lawrence Street, B Street, South Boston, 1939 July 24

 Item — Box: 2
Identifier: 0403002_206
Scope and Contents From the Series: Collection of photographs of Boston Public School buildings. Most photographs show exterior views of buildings. A small number include interior views.
Dates: 1939 July 24