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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.


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...

Board of Street Commissioners notices

 Series — Volumes: 1-17
Identifier: 2100.007
Scope and Contents Notices of apportionment and revision of assessments for street improvements, street watering and sewerage works.

Cablevision plans

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.

City Council Committee records

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 & Public Grounds, Underground Wires, Public...

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.

Commissioner of Public Works correspondence files

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...

Committee on Streets records

Identifier: 0140.034

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...

Engineering Department correspondence

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.

Engineering Division plan books

Identifier: 5020.008

Engineering Division plans

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.

Fenwick Smith Atlas collection

Identifier: 9800.020
Scope and Contents Atlases of Boston donated to the City Archives by Fenwick Smith.

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.

News clippings

Identifier: 5060.007
Scope and Contents One volume of news clippings of court decisions relating to streets.

Notices of Street Improvements

 Series — Box: 1
Identifier: 0301.043

Pole and conduit locations

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.

Public Improvement Commission orders

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.

Public Improvement Commission proceedings

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.

Public Works Department contracts

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.

Public Works Department photograph collection

Identifier: 5000.009
Scope and Contents Photographs collected by the Public Works Department showing Transit construction and street scenes.

Public Works Department scrapbooks

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.

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.

Record of grades

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.

Record of private ways approved

Identifier: 5060.002
Scope and Contents Votes of Street Commissioners accepting private ways approved by the Mayor.

Street Department annual reports

Identifier: 5050.001
Scope and Contents Includes copies of Street Department annual reports for 1891, 1893, 1900, 1901, 1903-1906, 1908-1909. Annual reports can also be found in the City Documents series.

Street Laying-Out Department annual reports

 Series — Publications: PB 035
Identifier: 5060.005
Scope and Contents Includes copies of annual reports of the Street Laying-Out Department for the years 1893-1898, 1900-1902, 1904-1908, 1910, 1912-1928, 1930-1934, 1936, 1938-1940, 1942-1943 and 1945-1951. Annual reports can also be found in the City Documents series.

Street listings

Identifier: 5000.003
Scope and Contents Includes two copies of "A Record of the Streets, Alleys, Places, Etc. in the City of Boston" published in 1902 and 1910. These volumes include all streets, the date the street is supposed to have received that name, description of the street, and information on laying out, discontinuance of street and name changes. Also includes copies of "Boston Streets also its avenues, courts, places etc. showing the numbers and divisions of those extending through more than one ward or precinct together...