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Building Codes

 Series
Identifier: 5410.006
Scope and Contents Printed volumes of legislation relating to buildings for the years 1887, 1892, 1895, 1901, 1915, 1921, 1944, 1954, 1962, 1964 and 1970.

Building Commissioner correspondence

 Series
Identifier: 5410.013
Scope and Contents note Includes incoming and outgoing correspondence of the Building Commissioner and Assistant Commissioner. This collection is unprocessed.

Building Commissioner subject files

 Series
Identifier: 5410.007
Scope and Contents Subject files of the Building Commissioner. Includes correspondence, reports, plans, etc.

Building Commissioner's Bulletin

 Series
Identifier: 5410.008
Scope and Contents note Building Commissioner's Bulletins relating to approvals for use of new building products. Includes bulletins #101-#184.

Building Department annual reports

 Series
Identifier: 5410.014
Scope and Contents Annual report of the Building Department from 1939.

Building permits and plans book

 Item — Box: 1
Identifier: 5410.016

Demolished building permit files ("Takedowns")

 Series
Identifier: 5410.001
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).

Demolished building (takedowns) photographs

 Series
Identifier: 5410.002
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.

Hearing transcripts

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 5410.018
Scope and Contents Includes transcripts of hearings before the Building Commissioner primarily relating to nursing homes, hospitals, etc., circa 1941-1966.

Hotel Vendome records

 Series — Box: 1
Identifier: 5410.011
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.

Permits and permit log books

 Collection
Identifier: 5410.003
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...

Photographs

 Series — Box: SB - 015
Identifier: 5410.017
Scope and Contents Includes photographs of the building collapse at 2000 Commonwealth Avenue in 1971.

Photographs of Building Department offices

 Series — Box: SB - 015
Identifier: 5410.009
Scope and Contents 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

 Item — Box: 1
Identifier: 5410.010
Scope and Contents Reports of special examinations of buildings in response to complaints of unsafe conditions. Includes photographs of buildings.

Street numbering records

 Series
Identifier: 5410.012
Scope and Contents 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.