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Building permits

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 25 Collections and/or Records:

Building Commissioner correspondence

 Series
Identifier: 5410.013
Scope and Contents note Includes incoming and outgoing correspondence of the Building Commissioner and Assistant Commissioner. This collection is unprocessed.
Dates: 1969-1975

Building Commissioner subject files

 Series
Identifier: 5410.007
Scope and Contents Subject files of the Building Commissioner. Includes correspondence, reports, plans, etc.
Dates: circa 1958-1985

Building Commissioner's Bulletin

 Series
Identifier: 5410.008
Scope and Contents note Building Commissioner's Bulletins relating to approvals for use of new building products. Includes bulletins #101-#184.
Dates: 1962-1972

Building Inspector reports

 Series
Identifier: 5410.016
Dates: 1879-1903 with gaps

Certificates of Use and Occupancy

 Series
Identifier: 5410.005
Scope and Contents Files from 1972-2002 arranged alphabetically by address. Files from 2003-2014 are arranged chronologically. Files generally include copy of the certificate, inspection reports and other materials submitted during the application process.
Dates: 1972-2014 with gaps

Demolished building permit files ("Takedowns")

 Series
Identifier: 5410.001
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

Demolished building (takedowns) photographs

 Series
Identifier: 5410.002
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

Hearing transcripts

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 5410.018
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

Hotel Vendome records

 Series — Box 1
Identifier: 5410.011
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

Notices of intention to build, referred to the City Engineer

 Digital Record
Identifier: 0140032-early3-005-001
Dates: 1854 March 22-August 30

Notices of Intention to Build, referred to the City Engineer

 Digital Record
Identifier: 0140032-early3-005-002
Dates: 1854 September 6-1855 April 24

Notices of Intention to Build, referred to the City Engineer

 Digital Record
Identifier: 0140032-early3-005-003
Dates: 1855 May 1-1856 January 1

Notices of Intention to Build, referred to the City Engineer

 Digital Record
Identifier: 0140032-early3-005-004
Dates: 1855 August 28-1856 January 1

Notices of Intention to Build, referred to the City Engineer

 Digital Record
Identifier: 0140032-early3-005-007
Dates: 1856 August 20-1857 February 9

Notices of Intention to Build, referred to the City Engineer

 Digital Record
Identifier: 0140032-early3-005-009
Dates: 1857 May 1-August 17

Notices of Intention to Build, referred to the City Engineer

 Digital Record
Identifier: 0140032-early3-005-021
Dates: 1862 June 14-1863 April 6

Notices of Intention to Build, referred to the City Engineer

 Digital Record
Identifier: 0140032-early3-005-022
Dates: 1863 April 8-November 16

Notices of Intention to Build, referred to the City Engineer

 Digital Record
Identifier: 0140032-early3-005-023
Dates: 1863 November 20-1864 July 9

Notices of Intention to Build, referred to the City Engineer

 Digital Record
Identifier: 0140032-early3-005-024
Dates: 1864 August 1-December 7

Permit application index cards

 Series
Identifier: 5410.019
Scope and Contents Index cards for each property listing years permits applied for with permit number.
Dates: circa 1916-1970

Permit plans

 Series
Identifier: 5410.004
Scope and Contents Plans filed with building permits in paper form from circa 1902-1970 and on aperture cards from circa 1970-1995. Contact the Inspectional Services Department, Building Division for access to plans on aperture cards.
Dates: circa 1902-1995

Permits and permit log books

 Series
Identifier: 5410.003
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...
Dates: 1872-1963

Stable petitions

 Series
Identifier: 7010.004
Scope and Contents Chapter 89 of the Acts of 1889, an "Act Relating to the Use of Buildings in the City of Boston for Stables", transferred the power to regulate stables from the Board of Aldermen to the Board of Health. Includes petitions numbered 1-6696 to occupy stables presented to the Board of Health.
Dates: 1889-1952; Majority of material found within Bulk, 1889-1936