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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 57 Collections and/or Records:

Agreements and bonds register

 Series — Volume 1
Identifier: 2200.016
Scope and Contents

Register of agreements and bonds. Lists date, name, street and object.

Dates: 1864-1896

Board of Street Commissioners notices

Identifier: 2100.007
Scope and Contents

Notices of apportionment and revision of assessments for street improvements, street watering and sewerage works and notices of street improvements.

Dates: circa 1894-1917

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.

Dates: 1983-1984

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 and Public Grounds, Underground Wires, Public...
Dates: 1828-1936 (bulk, 1860-1895)

City Council orders

 Series — Box 1: [Barcode: 00000446]
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.

Dates: circa 1871-1910

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...
Dates: 1961-2010 with gaps

Committee on Laying Out and Widening Streets records

Identifier: 0140.035
Dates: 1842-1846

Committee on Streets records

Identifier: 0140.034
Dates: circa 1826-1840

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

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.

Dates: 1904-1941 with gaps

Engineering Division plan books

Identifier: 5020.008
Dates: circa 1850-1900

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. Also includes index to progress plans, OA#, OB# and OC# plans.

Dates: circa 1891-1960

Level books

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 5020.010
Scope and Contents

Includes 3 miscellaneous level books of the Highway Division, Paving Service. One book is labeled L-35

Dates: circa 1940s-1960s

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.

Dates: 1867 July 1

Maps of the street lines of Boston made for the selectmen in 1819 and 1820, 1894

 Item — Volume 56
Scope and Contents From the Series: Includes copies of Annual Reports for the years 1868, 1870-1871, 1873-1883, 1885, 1892-1898, 1900-1905, 1907-1910; indexes to Births in the City of Boston for the years 1923, 1928, 1931, 1934, 1945-1947, 1949-1951, 1953-1959, 1961-1967; index to marriage intentions and marriages recorded in 1894; "Bills of Mortality 1810-1849; "List of Freemen 1630-1678"; "A Series of Plans Showing the Existing Ways and Owners of Property 1630, 1635, 1640, 1645" published in 1909; and "Maps of the Street...
Dates: 1894

News clippings

 Series — Box SB - 046: [Barcode: 00001131]
Identifier: 5060.007
Scope and Contents

One volume of news clippings of court decisions relating to streets.

Dates: 1903-1927

Notices of Intention to build, referred to the City Engineer

Identifier: 0140.032
Dates: 1854-1864 with gaps

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

Notices of Street Improvements

 Series — Box 1: [Barcode: 00001180]
Identifier: 0301.043
Dates: 1982-1995

Permit indexes

 Series — Box 1
Identifier: 5000.014
Scope and Contents

Includes miscellaneous volumes that appear to be indexes to permits for conduits, drains, etc.

Dates: circa 1920-1960s