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Agreements and bonds register

 Series — Volume: 1
Identifier: 2200.016
Scope and Contents Register of agreements and bonds. Lists date, name, street and object.
Dates: 1864-1896

Atlases

 Collection
Identifier: 9800.003
Scope and Contents Collection of atlases published by G. M. Hopkins & Co., G. W. Bromley & Co., and L.J. Richards.Holdings of Hopkins atlases include: Boston Proper, 1874; Roxbury, 1873; South Boston and Dorchester, 1874; Brighton, 1875; and Charlestown, 1875.Holdings of Bromley atlases includes: Boston Proper and Back Bay, 1898, 1908, 1912, 1917, 1922, 1928 and 1938; Brighton, 1890, 1897, 1909, 1916 and 1925; Charlestown, 1892 and 1901; Charlestown and East Boston, 1901, 1912 and...
Dates: 1873-1938

Board of Street Commissioners notices

 Series
Identifier: 2100.007
Scope and Contents Notices of apportionment and revision of assessments for street improvements, street watering and sewerage works and notices of street improvements.
Dates: circa 1894-1917

Cablevision plans

 Series
Identifier: 5000.006
Scope and Contents note 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.
Dates: 1983-1984

City Council Committee records

 Collection
Identifier: 0140.001
Scope and Contents note This collection includes records of various City Council committees during the nineteenth and early twentieth century. The collection spans the years 1828-1912 with the bulk of the material dating from 1860-1895. These records were kept by the Clerk of Committees and include minutes of committee meetings, correspondence, reports, bids, petitions, programs, etc. Committees represented include Police, Fire, Claims, Arrangements, Common and Public Grounds, Underground Wires, Public Instruction,...
Dates: 1828-1912 (bulk, 1860-1895)

City Council orders

 Series — Box: 1
Identifier: 5060.006
Scope and Contents City Council orders to the Board of Street Commissioners relative to laying out streets, extending streets and providing estimates.
Dates: circa 1871-1910

Commissioner of Public Works correspondence files

 Collection
Identifier: 5000.001
Scope and Contents This collection includes the incoming and outgoing correspondence files of the Commissioner of the Public Works Department from 1961-2010. It includes the files of Commissioner James W. Haley (1961-1965), Commissioner John F. Flaherty (1965-1968), Commissioner Joseph F. Casazza (1968-2007), and Chief of Public Works and Transportation Dennis Royer (2006-2010) The files are arranged alphabetically by subject and include correspondence along with reports, publications, photographs and other...
Dates: 1961-2010 with gaps

Committee on Laying Out and Widening Streets records

 Series
Identifier: 0140.035
Dates: 1842-1846

Committee on Streets records

 Series
Identifier: 0140.034
Dates: circa 1826-1840

Deeds to city property, etc.

 Collection
Identifier: 2200.003
Scope and Contents note This collection includes records of deeds of property to the City of Boston, etc. that were filed with the City Auditor's Office. The types of instruments included are street deeds, quitclaim deeds, agreements, easements, partial releases of mortgages, release of damages, warranty deeds, etc. The records relate primarily to properties taken or purchased for school, police and fire purposes, laying out and widening streets, and other city departments and functions. The collection includes...
Dates: 1803-1968; Majority of material found within Bulk, 1823-1938

Engineering Department correspondence

 Series
Identifier: 5020.002
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: 1904-1941 with gaps

Engineering Division plan books

 Series
Identifier: 5020.008
Dates: circa 1850-1900

Engineering Division plans

 Series
Identifier: 5020.001
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: circa 1892-1960

Fenwick Smith Atlas collection

 Collection
Identifier: 9800.020
Scope and Contents Atlases of Boston donated to the City Archives by Fenwick Smith.
Dates: 1873-1938

Level books

 Series
Identifier: 5020.010
Scope and Contents Includes 3 miscellaneous level books of the Highway Division, Paving Service. One book is labeled L-35
Dates: circa 1940s-1960s

List of Accepted Streets in the City of Boston, 1700-1867 inclusive

 Item — Volume: 1
Identifier: 0300.018
Scope and Contents The list records all streets which have been formally accepted, 1700-1867 inclusive, based on an examination of the records of the Town and City. Includes name of street with year in which street was recognized by the proper authorities as a public highway.
Dates: 1867 July 1

News clippings

 Series
Identifier: 5060.007
Scope and Contents One volume of news clippings of court decisions relating to streets.
Dates: 1903-1927

Notices of Intention to build, referred to the City Engineer

 Series
Identifier: 0140.032
Dates: 1854-1864 with gaps

Notices of Street Improvements

 Series — Box: 1
Identifier: 0301.043
Dates: 1982-1995

Permit indexes

 Series — Box: 1
Identifier: 5000.014
Scope and Contents Includes miscellaneous volumes that appear to be indexes to permits for conduits, drains, etc.
Dates: circa 1920-1960s

Pole and conduit locations

 Collection
Identifier: 0301.015
Scope and Contents Record of petitions filed for hearings to construct transmission lines upon, along, under or across a public way, 1903-1919 and record of notices of pole and conduit locations granted, 1911-1983, that were required to be filed in the City Clerk's Office by Chapter 509 of the Acts of 1911.
Dates: 1903-1992

Projection permit applications

 Series — Box: 1
Identifier: 5000.015
Dates: circa 1969-1983

Public Improvement Commission orders

 Series
Identifier: 5060.008
Scope and Contents Orders of the Public Improvement Commission (formerly Board of Street Commissioners) relating to the laying-out, alteration, opening, discontinuance and naming of streets.
Dates: 1870-1988

Public Improvement Commission proceedings

 Series
Identifier: 5060.001
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: 1871-1986 with gaps

Public Works Department contracts

 Series
Identifier: 5000.004
Scope and Contents Specifications and contracts for Public Works Department projects kept by the Public Works Department Bridge and Ferry Division and Contract Office.
Dates: 1911-1992 with gaps

Public Works Department photograph collection

 Collection
Identifier: 5000.009
Scope and Contents Photographs collected by the Public Works Department showing Transit construction and street scenes.
Dates: circa 1880-1970

Public Works Department scrapbooks

 Series
Identifier: 5000.005
Scope and Contents Scrapbooks kept in the Public Works Department library. Includes scrapbooks of the City Engineer, scrapbooks on the subway, real estate transactions, and miscellaneous topics.
Dates: 1871-1919

Record of business of Street Commission

 Item — Volume: 1
Identifier: 5060.003
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: 1889-1897

Record of grades

 Series
Identifier: 5070.002
Scope and Contents Volume kept by the City Surveyor's Office of copies of orders of the Board of Street Commissioners to establish the grades of streets in Dorchester.
Dates: 1870-1879

Record of private ways approved

 Item
Identifier: 5060.002
Scope and Contents Votes of Street Commissioners accepting private ways approved by the Mayor.
Dates: 1928-1947