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Scope and Contents Printed volumes of legislation relating to buildings for the years 1886, 1887, 1892, 1895, 1901, 1915, 1921, 1944, 1954, 1962, 1964 and 1970.
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.
Scope and Contents Annual report of the Building Department from 1939.
Dates: 1939-1956 with gaps
Dates: 1879-1903 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
Scope and Contents Index cards for each property listing years permits applied for with permit number.
Dates: circa 1916-1970
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; permit log book pages, circa 1872-1880 (pages were salvaged from log books damaged by water); 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...
Series — Box: SB - 015
Scope and Contents Includes photographs of the building collapse at 2000 Commonwealth Avenue in 1971.
Series — Box: SB - 015
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.
Dates: circa 1917, 1968
Item — Box: 1
Scope and Contents Reports of special examinations of buildings in response to complaints of unsafe conditions. Includes photographs of buildings.
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.
- Names: Boston (Mass.). Building Department X
- Building permits 10
- Building inspection 8
- Building laws -- Massachusetts -- Boston 5
- Buildings -- Design and construction 3
- Lost architecture -- Massachusetts -- Boston 3
- Photographs 3
- Building failures -- Massachusetts -- Boston 2
- Annual reports 1
- Boston City Hall (Boston, Mass.) 1
- Correspondence 1
- Fires 1
- Indexes 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 3
- Boston (Mass.). City Council 1
- Boston (Mass.). Public Works Department 1