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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 30 Collections and/or Records:

Applications to use Faneuil Hall

Identifier: 4320.001
Scope and Contents

Withdrawn and canceled applications to use Faneuil Hall.

Dates: 1905, 1910-1914

Architectural Division correspondence

 Series — Box 1
Identifier: 4321.001
Scope and Contents

Three letter-copy volumes of outgoing correspondence of the Engineering Department - Architectural Division and the Public Buildings Department.

Dates: 1897 November 3-1901 January 11

Budget Department photographs

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2300.002
Scope and Contents

Photographs of city buildings, capital projects, etc. used in budget reports.

Dates: Circa 1980s-2000

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.

Dates: 1967-2012

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...
Dates: 1823-1828 (bulk, 1824-1826)

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.

Dates: circa 1923-1990

Committee on Building a New Courthouse records

 Series — Box SB - 008: Series II, 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.

Dates: 1834-1835

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.

Dates: 1865-1904

Contract for erecting and completing Printing Department Building orner North and Richmond Streets (North End District), 1931 June

 Item — Publications PB 074
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Includes annual reports of the Printing Department for the years 1898-1900, 1902, 1904-1905, 1909, 1924-1928, and 1938-1939; Type Specimen Book, 1911 and circa 1980; "The Value of Time: a little article addressed to the employees of the City of Boston Printing Department", 1926; "Chapel Rules", 1948; and "Constitution and By-Laws Boston Typographical Union", 1976. Annual reports can also be found in the City Documents series.

Dates: 1931 June


Identifier: 2200.014
Scope and Contents

Includes select contracts retained for historical purposes. Includes contracts for school buildings, public works and other significant projects.

Dates: 1923-1982 with gaps

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...
Dates: 1852-1869

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...
Dates: 1803-1968; Majority of material found within Bulk, 1823-1938

Faneuil Hall and Curtis Hall register

 Item — Volume 1
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.

Dates: 1905-1914

Faneuil Hall visitor logs

Identifier: 4320.005
Dates: 1904-1906, 1914-1916, 1966-1968

Government Center Commission records

Identifier: 0700.030

Index to plans

 Item — Volume 1
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).

Dates: undated

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...
Dates: 1908-1997; Majority of material found within Bulk, 1915-1970

Lists of exempt property valuations

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.

Dates: 1935-1985 with gaps

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.

Dates: 1886-1893

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.

Dates: 1921-1925

Public Buildings Department correspondence

 Series — Volume 1
Identifier: 4320.003
Scope and Contents

One letter-copy volume of outgoing correspondence of the Superintendent of Public Buildings.

Dates: 1902 December 19-1904 October 18

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.

Dates: 1974-1991

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.

Dates: 1966-1980

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.

Dates: 1984 December-1987 April

Real Property Board proceedings

Identifier: 4310.001
Scope and Contents

Includes minutes of the Board of Real Estate Commissioners, 1943-1954; minutes of the Committee on Foreclosed Real Estate, 1954-1962, 1964; and minutes of the meetings of the Real Property Board, 1954-1988.

Dates: 1943-1988

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", 1882-1917; and Rent books, 1917-1940.

Dates: 1819-1940 with gaps