Boston (Mass.). Street Laying-Out Department
Chapter 337 of the Acts of 1870 established the Board of Street Commissioners. All the powers of the Board of Aldermen concerning the laying-out, altering or discontinuing the streets and ways in the city and the powers of the Board of Aldermen in relation to the abatement of taxes were transferred to the Board of Street Commissioners.
Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:
Board of Street Commissioners notices
Notices of apportionment and revision of assessments for street improvements, street watering and sewerage works and notices of street improvements.
City Council orders
City Council orders to the Board of Street Commissioners relative to laying out streets, extending streets and providing estimates.
Engineering Department correspondence
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.
One volume of news clippings of court decisions relating to streets.
Public Improvement Commission orders
Orders of the Public Improvement Commission (formerly Board of Street Commissioners) relating to the laying-out, alteration, opening, discontinuance and naming of streets.
Public Improvement Commission proceedings
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.
Record of business of Street Commission
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.
Record of private ways approved
Votes of Street Commissioners accepting private ways approved by the Mayor.
Street Laying-Out Department annual reports
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.
Two volumes of printed public notices of the Board of Street Commissioners relating to laying out streets, land takings and schedules of assessments.