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Scope and Contents note Includes incoming and outgoing correspondence of the Building Commissioner and Assistant Commissioner. This collection is unprocessed.
Scope and Contents Subject files of the Building Commissioner. Includes correspondence, reports, plans, etc.
Dates: circa 1958-1985
Scope and Contents note Building Commissioner's Bulletins relating to approvals for use of new building products. Includes bulletins #101-#184.
Dates: 1879-1903 with gaps
Scope and Contents Files from 1972-2002 arranged alphabetically by address. Files from 2003-2014 are arranged chronologically. Files generally include copy of the certificate, inspection reports and other materials submitted during the application process.
Dates: 1972-2014 with gaps
Scope and Contents 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).
Dates: circa 1880s-1990s
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: circa 1950-1990
Series — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents Includes transcripts of hearings before the Building Commissioner primarily relating to nursing homes, hospitals, etc., circa 1941-1966.
Dates: circa 1941-1966
Series — Box: 1
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: circa 1911-1973
Dates: 1854-1864 with gaps
Scope and Contents Index cards for each property listing years permits applied for with permit number.
Dates: circa 1916-1970
Scope and Contents Plans filed with building permits in paper form from circa 1902-1970 and on aperture cards from circa 1970-1995. Contact the Inspectional Services Department, Building Division for access to plans on aperture cards.
Dates: circa 1902-1995
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous building/alteration permits and logs of permits issued and applications filed. Includes permits to do alterations, 1874-1876, 1886 and 1888; logs of daily entry sheets of new construction, alterations, elevators, fire escapes, takedowns, etc., 1946-1947, 1950-1959, logs of gas fitting permits, 1939, 1953-1963; log of electrical permits, 1956-1959, log of plumbing permits, 1953-1957; log of applications to install boilers, engines, ovens, sprinklers, etc., 1958-1962; log of unsafe...
Scope and Contents Chapter 89 of the Acts of 1889, an "Act Relating to the Use of Buildings in the City of Boston for Stables", transferred the power to regulate stables from the Board of Aldermen to the Board of Health. Includes petitions numbered 1-6696 to occupy stables presented to the Board of Health.
Dates: 1889-1952; Majority of material found within Bulk, 1889-1936
- Subject: Building permits X
- Building inspection 7
- Building laws -- Massachusetts -- Boston 5
- Buildings -- Design and construction 2
- Lost architecture -- Massachusetts -- Boston 2
- Architectural drawings 1
- Building failures -- Massachusetts -- Boston 1
- Correspondence 1
- Fires 1
- Indexes 1
- Microfilm aperture card system 1
- Nursing homes 1
- Photographs 1
- Public health 1
- Stables 1
- Streets 1
- Transcriptions 1
- Vendome Hotel (Boston, Mass.) 1 ∧ less
- Boston (Mass.). Building Department 10
- Boston (Mass.). Inspectional Services Department 6
- Boston (Mass.). Board of Health (1799-1822) 1
- Boston (Mass.). Committee on Streets 1
- Boston (Mass.). Health Department 1