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Sherry Biltmore (fire door jammed open outside room 635), 1963 April 1

 Item — Flat Box: 1, Folder: 7
Identifier: 0500016_FB001_007_025

Scope and Contents

From the Series: This series includes subjects files of the Fire Commissioner with the bulk of the files from the 1990s and early 2000s. Fire Commissioners during this period include, Commissioner Martin Pierce, Commissioner Paul Christian, Acting Commissioner Dennis DiMarzio, and Commissioner Roderick Fraser. This series also includes historical files, reports, photographs, etc. kept in the Commissioner's Office for reference purposes. The subject files when transferred to the Archives were arranged in groups by years. It was found that many of the files overlapped several years and several Commissioners so it was decided to arrange all of the files alphabetically in one group. There were also a small amount of files from previous Commissioners with the earliest being the files on Mutual Aid which date back to the 1940s. The historical files include reports and photographs on some of the major fires in Boston including the Hotel Vendome fire and collapse, Trumbull Street fire, Bellflower Street fire and others. The reports include some of the major reports on the Fire Department from the 1950s-1980s. The O'Toole Commission report from 2000 can be found in the subject files. Topics in the subject files include fire apparatus, Central Artery/Third Harbor Tunnel project, employees and awards, Emergency Medical Services issues, Vendome memorial among many others. The photographs include several major fires in Boston including Trumbull Street fire, Bellflower Street fire, Hotel Vendome fire and collapse and Arlington Street fire.

Dates

  • 1963 April 1

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

These files may be restricted. Please consult with Archivist.

Extent

From the Series: 15.5 Cubic feet (15 record cartons and 3 photo boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Repository Details

Part of the City of Boston Archives Repository

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