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Includes Public Works Department copies of abandoned or derelict automobile reports with photographs attached.
Plot plans approved by the Division Engineer on behalf of Public Works Commissioners to simply verify the relationship gradewise of the proposed building to the abutting street, and acknowledge that there is sewer and water available.
Assessment plans for the construction and improvement of sewers.
Photographs and negatives of bridges and ferries. Subjects include views of City bridge, ferry, and pier facilities before, during, and after repairs, views of fire boats and ferry boats moored at these facilities, and views of motor vehicles involved in accidents damaging these facilities.
Subject files and miscellaneous records documenting the work of the Bridge and Ferry Division of the Public Works Department. Also includes a sampling of log books for three bridges.
Constitutes a historical summary of each structure at the time compiled, with the earliest and latest construction work being 1839-1922. Composed on 5"x8" cards and alphabetically arranged by geographic name, usually a street or water body associated with the structure. Base information was derived from research done in the City Documents and City Council Minutes, and annotated as alterations and repairs were made.
Bridge inspection reports completed as part of a Federal Emergency Relief project in 1935.
This series of plans for the Public Works Department illustrate where underground cable lines where laid in the early 1980s by Cablevision of Boston. Arrangement is by neighborhood and street.
Index card file to complaints filed with the Public Works Department.
Includes deeds, releases, agreements, contracts, plans, and correspondence relating to sewers.
Engineering Department and Public Works Department, Highway Division plans for streets, retaining walls, sea walls, edgestones, etc. Includes two sets of plans: OB# plans and OC# plans.
Includes 3 miscellaneous level books of the Highway Division, Paving Service. One book is labeled L-35
Books used by engineers to record survey notes and levels.
Miscellaneous records documenting payroll for various departments. Includes Fire Department, 1829-1868 with gaps; Schools, 1833-1870 with gaps; Police, 1869-1870; Water Works, 1869-1870; Chestnut Hill Reservoir, 1868-1869; Lamps, 1869-1870; Paving, 1869-1870; Health, 1868-1869, Auditing, 1875-1885; Welfare, 1920-1923; and Institutions, 1922-1923.
Includes miscellaneous volumes that appear to be indexes to permits for conduits, drains, etc.
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.
Includes copies of the annual reports of the Public Works Department for 1913-1914, 1916-1930, 1948-1959, 1962, 1964, 1966-1970, 1972-1977, 1980-1993 with gaps and miscellaneous publications. Annual reports can also be found in the City Documents series.
Specifications and contracts for Public Works Department projects kept by the Public Works Department Bridge and Ferry Division and Contract Office.
Photographs collected by the Public Works Department showing Transit construction and street scenes.
Scrapbooks kept in the Public Works Department library. Includes scrapbooks of the City Engineer, scrapbooks on the subway, real estate transactions, and miscellaneous topics.
Sewer Division project files on projects at Charles Street Jail, Moon Island, Calf Pasture and Stony Brook. This collection is unprocessed.
"M" series of sewer plans, circa 1890-1972; and miscellaneous sewer plans, circa 1912-1942. The "M" series includes sewer plans of Stony Brook, Austin Farm, the Fenway, Jamaicaway, Savin Hill Bay and other areas. The miscellaneous plans include West Roxbury sewer plans.
Chapter 268 of the Acts of 1903 required, prior to the construction of any sewer, the recording in the Suffolk Registry of Deeds of a statement approved by the Mayor of his intention to construct the sewer, naming the street or describing the land in which the sewer is to be constructed and giving an estimate of the construction. Includes sewer recordings for 1903-1911 and 1929-1958.
Notices of takings and orders to build sewers for the years 1879-1903, 1910-1914, 1916-1917, 1921-1928, 1930-1935, and 1938-1956 and notices of takings for Hyde Park for 1903-1904.
- Names: Boston (Mass.). Public Works Department X
- Streets 15
- Public works 9
- Bridges 7
- Sewerage 7
- Photographs 5
- Surveying 4
- Ferries 3
- Street lighting 3
- Contracts 2
- Subways 2
- Accidents 1
- Annual reports 1
- Automobiles 1
- Bench-marks 1
- Betterments 1
- Cable television 1
- Correspondence 1
- Deeds 1
- Driveways 1
- Electric conduits 1 ∧ less
- Boston (Mass.). Engineering Department 5
- Boston (Mass.). Police Department 2
- Boston (Mass.). Auditing Department 1
- Boston (Mass.). Board of Directors for Public Institutions 1
- Boston (Mass.). Board of Street Commissioners 1
- Boston (Mass.). Building Department 1
- Boston (Mass.). Fire Department 1
- Boston (Mass.). Public Improvement Commission 1
- Boston (Mass.). Street Laying-Out Department 1
- Boston (Mass.). Surveying Department 1
- Boston (Mass.). Transit Commission 1
- Boston (Mass.). Transit Department 1
- Boston Public Schools 1
- Casazza, Joseph F. 1
- Charlestown (Boston, Mass.) 1
- Dorchester (Boston, Mass.) 1
- Flaherty, John F. 1
- Haley, James W. 1
- Hyde Park (Boston, Mass.) 1 ∧ less