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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 57 Collections and/or Records:

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.

Dates: 1903-1992

Projection permit applications

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

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.

Dates: 1870-1988

Public Improvement Commission proceedings

 Digital Collection
Identifier: 5060.001
Dates: 1871-1986

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.

Dates: 1871-1986 with gaps

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.

Dates: 1911-1992 with gaps

Public Works Department photograph 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

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 — Box SB - 045: [Barcode: 00001061]
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 — Box SB - 046: [Barcode: 00001131]
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

Identifier: 5060.002
Scope and Contents

Votes of Street Commissioners accepting private ways approved by the Mayor.

Dates: 1928-1947

[Scrapbook of cyanotype photographs]

 Digital Record
Identifier: Scrapbook of cyanotype photographs
Dates: circa 1898

Sewer assessment records

Identifier: 5040.008
Content Description

Sewer assessment records, circa 1822-1898 with gaps.

Dates: circa 1822-1898 with gaps

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.

Dates: 1891-1909 with gaps

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.

Dates: 1892-1951 with gaps

Street layout plans (L-Plans)

Identifier: 5060.009
Scope and Contents

Master microfilm on aperture cards of L-Plans which document street layouts. Plans have been scanned and are available online.

Dates: circa 1870-1985

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...
Dates: 1902-1999 with gaps

Street notices

Identifier: 5060.004
Scope and Contents

Two volumes of printed public notices of the Board of Street Commissioners relating to laying out streets, land takings and schedules of assessments.

Dates: 1873-1876

Street survey files

Identifier: 5020.006
Scope and Contents

Engineering Division street survey files arranged alphabetically by street name. Includes surveyor notes, plans, calculations, etc. Streets from other cities and towns may also be included.

Dates: circa 1910-1950

The Centre Street widening project

 Item — Box 1
Identifier: 5020.009
Scope and Contents This film was photographed and edited by John P. Brooker who worked as an Inspector on the Public Works project in 1932 to widen Centre Street in West Roxbury/Jamaica Plain. The area in the film appears to be the part of Centre Street between V.F.W. Parkway and the Arborway. The contractor for the project was C.J. Maney. Individuals in the film include John J. Crowley, Chief Inspector of the Paving Service; James F. McCabe, Inspector in Charge; John P. Brooker, Inspector; William J....
Dates: 1932

Traffic and Parking Department photographs

Identifier: 5110.002
Scope and Contents

Photographs of streets scenes, intersections and crosswalks in downtown area and neighborhoods.

Dates: 1948-1949

Underground conduit plans

 Series — Box 1
Identifier: 5000.008
Dates: 1984-1985