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Licensing Board master record cards

 Series
Identifier: 8400.015

Scope and Contents

This series includes two sets of master record cards arranged by address kept by the Boston Licensing Board documenting the alcohol, innkeeper and common victualler licenses issued. The first set covers the years from 1933-1960 and the second set covers the years from 1960-1979. Information for licenses from 1980 on can be found in the Liquor license files (8400.001). The master record cards document year by year the license issued, name of owner/operator and any changes to the license.

Dates

  • Creation: 1933-1979

Creator

Historical note

The Licensing Board for the City of Boston was established by Chapter 291 of the Acts of 1906. It consists of three members appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Council. The Board was created to exercise all the powers and perform all the duties conferred upon the Board of Police of the City of Boston relative to intoxicating liquors (now called alcoholic beverages), innholders, common victuallers, billiard and pool tables, sippio tables, bowling alleys, intelligence offices and picnic groves. The Board grants and regulates various types of alcohol and food licenses for restaurants, nightclubs, private clubs, package stores, hotels, and inns. The Board also issues and regulates licenses for common victuallers (food only), hotels (both with alcohol and without alcohol), bowling alleys, pool tables, lodging houses, dormitories (fraternities which are a category of dormitory licenses) and fortune tellers.

Extent

9 Cubic feet (21 document cases)

Language of Materials

English

Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the City of Boston Archives Repository

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