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Printed volumes of legislation relating to buildings for the years 1886, 1887, 1892, 1895, 1901, 1915, 1921, 1944, 1954, 1962, 1964 and 1970.
Building Commissioner correspondence
Includes incoming and outgoing correspondence of the Building Commissioner and Assistant Commissioner. This collection is unprocessed.
Building Commissioner subject files
Subject files of the Building Commissioner. Includes correspondence, reports, plans, etc.
Building Commissioner's Bulletin
Building Commissioner's Bulletins relating to approvals for use of new building products. Includes bulletins #101-#184.
Building Department annual reports
Annual report of the Building Department from 1939.
Building Inspector reports
Building permit plans
Demolished building permit files ("Takedowns")
Building permit files of demolished buildings, also called "Takedowns." File jacket usually includes original building permit, permits for repair or renovation, violation notices, correspondence and permit to repair or raze (Takedown permit).
Demolished building (takedowns) photographs
Photograph files of buildings ordered razed by the City of Boston. Photographs document condition of building just prior to demolition and usually include photograph of lot after demolition.
Includes transcripts of hearings before the Building Commissioner primarily relating to nursing homes, hospitals, etc., circa 1941-1966.
Hotel Vendome records
Records relating to the collapse of the Hotel Vendome which killed nine Boston firefighters on June 17, 1972. Includes files of permits, correspondence, etc. of the Hotel Vendome at 154-170 Commonwealth avenue that were reviewed during the investigation into the collapse; correspondence relating to the investigation; final report of the investigation; and supplemental report on the reconstruction.
Permit application index cards
Index cards for each property listing years permits applied for with permit number.
Permits and permit log books
Includes photographs of the building collapse at 2000 Commonwealth Avenue in 1971.
Photographs of Building Department offices
Includes photographs of Building Department offices from circa 1917 including Commissioner's Office, Inspectors' desks, plans area, and document file vault. Also includes photographs of Building Department offices in the New City Hall, 1968.
Special examination reports and photographs
Reports of special examinations of buildings in response to complaints of unsafe conditions. Includes photographs of buildings.
Street numbering records
Includes Building Department copies of notices of changes in street numbering sent by the Public Works Department and street number logs from 1898-1946, 1951-1958 and 1964-1970.
- Names: Boston (Mass.). Building Department X
- Building permits 11
- Building inspection 8
- Building laws -- Massachusetts -- Boston 5
- Buildings -- Design and construction 4
- Lost architecture -- Massachusetts -- Boston 3
- Photographs 3
- Building failures -- Massachusetts -- Boston 2
- Annual reports 1
- Architectural drawings 1
- Boston City Hall (Boston, Mass.) 1
- Correspondence 1
- Fires 1
- Indexes 1
- Microfilm aperture card system 1
- Municipal government -- Massachusetts -- Boston 1
- Nursing homes 1
- Street addresses 1
- Transcriptions 1
- Vendome Hotel (Boston, Mass.) 1 + ∧ less
- Boston (Mass.). Inspectional Services Department 4
- Boston (Mass.). City Council 1
- Boston (Mass.). Public Works Department 1