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Applications to use Faneuil Hall

Identifier: 4320.001
Scope and Contents Withdrawn and canceled applications to use Faneuil Hall.

Architectural Division correspondence

Identifier: 4321.001
Scope and Contents Three letter-copy volumes of outgoing correspondence of the Engineering Department - Architectural Division and the Public Buildings Department.

Budget Department photographs

Identifier: 2300.002
Scope and Contents Photographs of city buildings, capital projects, etc. used in budget reports.

Capital Construction project files

Identifier: 4300.001
Scope and Contents Project files of construction, alteration and renovation projects managed by the Public Facilities Department (Property Management)/Capital Construction of city-owned buildings including schools, libraries, fire stations, police stations, municipal buildings, and Boston City Hospital. Records include contracts, plans, correspondence, memoranda, and photographs.

City Council Joint Committee on the Extension of Faneuil Hall Market records

Identifier: 0140.010
Scope and Contents note The records of the Committee on the Extension of Faneuil Hall Market span the years 1823-1828 with the bulk of the material from 1824-1826. The collection is divided into three series: Records, Proceedings, and Account Book. The records of the Committee were previously stored in bundles. The titles of the groups of records, taken from the wrappers of the bundles, were retained and used at the subseries level. The Records series is broken down into 9 subseries. Loose material was...

City of Boston et al. v. Keene Corporation et al. records

Identifier: 0700.005
Scope and Contents Records from the suit brought by the City of Boston against manufacturers of materials containing asbestos for reimbursement for the cost of abatement of the asbestos in public buildings. Includes contracts of city-owned buildings from 1923-1971 that were used as exhibits in the case. Buildings include schools, libraries, fire stations, police stations, city hospital, etc. Also includes records from the case itself.

Committee on Building a New Courthouse records

 Series — Box: SB - 008, Folder: 6-7
Identifier: 0140.028
Scope and Contents Committee correspondence, reports and papers concerning the construction of a new Courthouse. Includes correspondence from Architect Alexander Parris.

Contract and lease index

Identifier: 2200.015
Scope and Contents note Index to contracts, 1865-1895 and leases, 1865-1904. Contracts section lists contractors, object and date completed.


Identifier: 2200.014
Scope and Contents Includes select contracts retained for historical purposes. Includes contracts for school buildings, public works and other significant projects.

Contracts and leases

Identifier: 0301.012
Scope and Contents note The City Contracts collection consists of records from 1852-1869, with the bulk of materials from 1862-1869. There is a small amount of leases for apartment buldings, but the majority of the records deal with either the construction of public buildings or the maintenance of Boston. There are numerous contracts for New City Hall, City Hospital, Public Garden, and school houses. These have been grouped together into a subseries for each prospective year (i.e., records for school houses in 1862...

Deeds to city property, etc.

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...


Identifier: 2100.011
Scope and Contents Lists of exempt properties arranged by clause and by ward/parcel. Exempt properties include properties owned by the City, State, or Federal government or various charitable and religious organizations. These volumes list the addresses, owners of the property and the valuation.

Faneuil Hall and Curtis Hall register

Identifier: 4320.002
Scope and Contents Register documenting use of Faneuil Hall and Curtis Hall. Includes date, for whom, engaged by, for what purpose and amount paid.

Faneuil Hall visitor log

 Item — Volume: 1
Identifier: 4320.005

Government Center Commission records

Identifier: 0700.030

Index to plans

Identifier: 4321.002
Scope and Contents Obsolete index to plans of city buildings stored in the basement of the Probate Building (Architectural Division store room).

Law Department records

Identifier: 0700.007
Scope and Contents note This collection includes files kept by the City's Law Department on various issues, cases, questions that came before the department during the 20th century. Significant issues, etc. represented in this collection include the Cocoanut Grove Fire, West End Redevelopment, World War, City Real estate holdings, gifts to the city, bridge construction, City Hospital, City Hall construction and many others. The first series includes a numbered reference file that was kept by the Law Department from...

New Suffolk County Courthouse contracts

Identifier: 2200.017
Scope and Contents Two bound volumes of contracts executed for the construction of the new Suffolk County Courthouse at Pemberton Square. Includes contracts, specifications and correspondence.

Public Building Department contracts

Identifier: 4320.004
Scope and Contents Includes miscellaneous copies of contracts of the Public Buildings Department. Includes contracts for West Roxbury Branch Library; Restoration of Faneuil Hall; Hyde Park Police Station; Overseers of the Public Welfare and Temporary Home; Dorchester Court House, etc.

Public Buildings Department correspondence

Identifier: 4320.003
Scope and Contents One letter-copy volume of outgoing correspondence of the Superintendent of Public Buildings.

Public Facilities Department plans

Identifier: 7600.005

Public Facilities Department publications

Identifier: 7600.004
Scope and Contents Publications produced by the Public Facilities Department. Includes publications of the Rebuilding Boston program from 1986-1991.

Public Facilities Director correspondence

Identifier: 7600.001
Scope and Contents Incoming and outgoing correspondence of the Director of the Public Facilities Department. Arranged by month and year.

Public Facilities Director subject files

Identifier: 7600.002
Scope and Contents Subject/correspondence files of the Director of the Public Facilities Department. Arranged alphabetically, includes files regarding property disposition, construction projects, programs, etc.

Real Property Board proceedings

Identifier: 4310.001
Scope and Contents Includes minutes of the Board of Real Estate Commissioners, 1950 January 2-1951 December 19; minutes of the Committee on Foreclosed Real Estate, 1954-1962, 1964; and minutes of the meetings of the Real Property Board, 1956-1960, 1962 and 1973-1988.

Record of rents

Identifier: 2410.002
Scope and Contents Records of rents received for use of city-owned properties. Properties include Faneuil Hall, Faneuil Hall Market, Old State House, surplus school buildings and fire stations, etc. Includes Rent book, 1819-1852; Rent receipt book, 1850-1853; Rent book "B" and "C", 1882-1915; and Rent books, 1919-1940.