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Boston (Mass.). Public Buildings Department


Historical note

The Office of the Superintendent of Public Buildings was established by ordinance on July 1, 1850. Annual reports were first published in 1851. The Superintendent had the supervision of the care, repair and furnishing of all buildings belonging to or hired by the City. By Chapter 78 of the Acts of 1943, adopted by the City Council and approved by the Mayor, the Market Department, as such, was abolished and placed under the jurisdiction of the Public Buildings Department. By Chapter 2, section 43 of the Ordinances of 1954, the Public Buildings Department was abolished and the powers and duties of the department were transferred to the Real Property Department.

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Applications to use Faneuil Hall

Identifier: 4320.001
Scope and Contents

Withdrawn and canceled applications to use Faneuil Hall.

Dates: 1905, 1910-1914

Architectural Division correspondence

 Series — Box: 1
Identifier: 4321.001
Scope and Contents

Three letter-copy volumes of outgoing correspondence of the Engineering Department - Architectural Division and the Public Buildings Department.

Dates: 1897 November 3-1901 January 11

Faneuil Hall and Curtis Hall register

 Item — Volume: 1
Identifier: 4320.002
Scope and Contents

Register documenting use of Faneuil Hall and Curtis Hall. Includes date, for whom, engaged by, for what purpose and amount paid.

Dates: 1905-1914

Faneuil Hall visitor logs

Identifier: 4320.005
Dates: 1904-1906, 1914-1916, 1966-1968

Index to plans

Identifier: 4321.002
Scope and Contents

Obsolete index to plans of city buildings stored in the basement of the Probate Building (Architectural Division store room).

Dates: undated

Public Building Department contracts

Identifier: 4320.004
Scope and Contents

Includes miscellaneous copies of contracts of the Public Buildings Department. Includes contracts for West Roxbury Branch Library; Restoration of Faneuil Hall; Hyde Park Police Station; Overseers of the Public Welfare and Temporary Home; Dorchester Court House, etc.

Dates: 1921-1925

Public Buildings Department correspondence

Identifier: 4320.003
Scope and Contents

One letter-copy volume of outgoing correspondence of the Superintendent of Public Buildings.

Dates: 1902 December 19-1904 October 18