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[Document 16 — 1959.] 




ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

PARKS AND RECREATION 
DEPARTMENT 

FOR THE 

YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1958 



Boston, December 31, 1958. 

Hon. John B. Hynes, 

Mayor of Boston. 

Dear Sir: 

In accordance with section 15 of chapter 185, Acts of 
1875, the Parks and Recreation Commission herewith 
submits its annual report for the year 1958. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Frank R. Kelley, 

Chairman, Board of Parks 

and Recreation Commissioners. 

Harry J. Blake, 
Thomas J. Carty, 
Daniel G. O'Connor, 
O. Philip Snowden, 
Associate Commissioners. 



2 City Document No. 16. 

INTRODUCTION 

The Department of Parks and Recreation had its 
beginning with the appointment of the first Board of 
Park Commissioners on July 8, 1875, under the title 
"Park Department." The Board consisted of three 
members who served without compensation. As thus 
constituted, the department continued up to 1913, when 
by provision of Chapter 10, Ordinances of 1912, it was 
merged with the Public Grounds, Bath and Music 
Departments, under the name of Park and Recreation 
Department. The Commissioners were appointed by 
the Mayor for a term of three years, one term expiring 
each year. The Chairman was a paid city official, in 
charge of the operation of the department. The other 
two members served without compensation. 

In 1920 the Cemetery Department was merged with 
the Park and Recreation Department, and the title was 
changed to Park Department. On May 1, 1954, the 
department became the Parks and Recreation Depart- 
ment under the provisions of Chapter 2, Ordinances of 
1954. The Board of Parks and Recreation Commis- 
sioners was increased to five members. 

Under the latest ordinance, the Commissioner of 
Parks and Recreation becomes the active head of the 
department with power of authority far beyond that 
which existed when the Board consisted of three mem- 
bers (Sections 36-42, inclusive, Chapter 2, Ordinances 
of 1954). The Commissioners meet as required on call 
from the Chairman. 

The department is responsible for the maintenance 
and improvement of approximately 2,725 acres of parks 
and playgrounds. Included in this area are the following 
facilities: a general office building; 128 playgrounds 
and play areas, 47 of which have field houses; 20 parks, 
large and small; 2 service yards containing offices, 
mechanics' shops, storehouse and garage; a recreation 
office building; 13 indoor recreation centers; 16 public 
bath houses; 2 public golf courses (18 holes); 3 public 
bathing beaches with bath houses in which are 2 so- 
laria; 4 swimming pools (2 indoor and 2 outdoor); 85 
public squares; 1 laundry; 14 greenhouses; 19 ceme- 
teries (3 active, 16 inactive or historic); 108 miles of 
parkways, driveways, walks and paths; 131 acres of 
ponds and rivers; and the care and maintenance of all 
trees on city streets, parks and playgrounds. 



Parks and Recreation Department 3 

The department organizes, promotes and conducts a 
city-wide recreation program for all age groups with 
special emphasis on youth programs. 

This report summarizes briefly the efforts of the 
Parks and Recreation Commission and the staff of the 
department to maintain a high standard in essential 
services and to expand the facilities of our Park System 
to meet the needs of the department within our appro- 
priation allowances. 

In this report there is no particular attention given 
to the extensive maintenance responsibilities of the 
Parks and Recreation Department. Reference to the 
introductory section of this report will indicate the large 
number of areas, buildings, etc., that require most of 
the time of our staff. It should be apparent that 
much of our appropriation is expended for the mainte- 
nance and improvement of parks, gardens, park and 
recreation buildings, mechanics' shops, golf courses, 
cemeteries, etc. Proper maintenance is the key to 
efficient service. We are confining this report to major 
work accomplished in 1958, all of which is substantially 
outside the area of general maintenance. 

MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN 1958 
Park and Playground Improvements 

Construction of Playground at Veterans of Foreign 
Wars Parkway, Russett Road, Bruce and Weld Streets, 
West Roxbury: The reconstruction of this playground 
was conducted by completely enclosing it with a 6-foot 
chain link fence and by laying an underground conduit 
for night lighting on the walks for the sum of $15,187.70. 
During 1959, we hope to continue another phase of the 
construction work at this playground. 

Jamaica Pond-Olmsted Park: The first phase of the 
work done towards rehabilitating the area was started 
this year, which included the reclaiming and protecting 
of the shore line and the slopes surrounding the pond, 
installation of new drainage system, and rebuilding 
some of the walks for the sum of $59,680. Work will 
continue in 1959. 

Jefferson Playground, Roxbury: This playground is 
being completely redesigned and reconstructed, with 
new loam surface, grass-sodded ball field, children's 
play area with equipment, new seats and canopy-type 
backstop for the sum of $24,698. 



4 City Document No. 16 

Hanson Street, South End: With an expenditure of 
$14,042 we procured a vacant lot of land and con- 
structed thereon a children's play area with apparatus, 
asphalt surface, chain link fence, and seats. 

Quincy Street, Dorchester: On the site of the former 
abandoned Quincy Street School we have constructed 
a small children's area with playground apparatus, 
drinking fountain, benches, asphalt surface, and chain 
link fence for the sum of $9,208.31. 

East Glenwood Avenue, Hyde Park: At this location 
we procured a large vacant lot of land and constructed, 
for the sum of $20,179.27, a small neighborhood play- 
ground complete with playground equipment for tots 
and juniors, including basketball court and a mothers' 
rest. We also constructed an asphalt surface, graded 
and seeded the slopes, and fenced the entire area with a 
chain link fence. 

William F. Smith Playground, Brighton: At this 
location we erected bleacher seats at the Little League 
Diamond at a cost of $2,697.14. 

John J. Ryan Playground, Charlestown: At this 
location we erected portable bleachers on the main ball 
diamond at a cost of $2,578.50. The large ball field 
was completely regraded, loamed, and seeded for the 
sum of $9,014.32. 

Franklin Park Golf Course: All the golf tees were 
rebuilt, slopes seeded, and the fairways graded and 
seeded for the sum of $16,348. 

Copley Square, Boston: A decorative steel post and 
chain barrier fence was erected which encircles the park 
area in front of the Public Library. This work was done 
for the sum of $4,808.32. 

La Fayette Mall, Boston Common: A contract in the 
amount of $9,483.86 was awarded and completed on 
the flower boxes on the Mall. 

WALKS AND ROADWAYS 

Commonwealth Avenue: The contract awarded in 
1957, in the amount of $44,000, was completed in 1958. 
The center Mall from Arlington Street to Massachusetts 
Avenue was reconstructed with asphalt surface with a 
sealer coat; the grass edges were sodded and reloamed. 
All crosswalks were rebuilt and surfaced and new 
14-foot-long park benches were erected along the entire 
length of the avenue. Repairs were made to the road- 
way in the amount of $5,526.78. 



Parks and Recreation Department 5 

PARK SYSTEM 
Defective concrete blocks were replaced throughout 
the Park System in the amount of $8,295.80. 

BUILDINGS, ETC. 

Boston Common: Contract was awarded for the repair 
of benches on walks throughout the Common amount- 
ing to $14,929. After many years repairs were made 
to the famous Brewer Fountain for the sum of $7,778. 

TREES 

Approximately 800 trees were planted during the 
year on city streets and parkways for the sum of $29,999. 

Approximately 330 dead and diseased trees were 
removed during the year, amounting to $26,780. 

Trees were sprayed throughout Park System at the 
cost of $12,000. Trimming of trees was conducted in 
various sections of the Park System at the cost of 
$20,000. 

RECREATION 

Our recreation program and what this department 
accomplishes for all groups, from the youngest to the 
Golden Age, is well known in the community. Our 
program has been copied by many other cities in the 
United States. 

As in former years we have conducted our city-wide 
basketball, baseball, handball, and football programs 
in all sections of the city. Thousands of persons com- 
peted in all our events, which are set up in Junior, 
Junior Varsity, Varsity and Senior Varsity, and Senior 
Park leagues, in all these sports. It might be of interest 
to point out that in our Senior Park Football League, 
whose games are witnessed by hundreds of thousands, 
the final play-off game was held in the new Boston Col- 
lege Stadium. This privilege was granted to us through 
the courtesy of His Eminence Cardinal Richard J. 
Cushing and Boston College officials. 

During the summer season, for a ten-week period, 
we staffed 125 play areas with recreation leadership, 
and the young men and women instructors, most of 
whom were college graduates or upper classmen in 
college, directed a workshop covering sports, games, 
athletics, handcrafts, music, etc. Among the more 
popular attractions were the several soft ball leagues, 
which now include women as well as men. 



6 



City Document No. 16 



A special indoor recreation demonstration, which 
included girls from each of the 14 recreation centers 
throughout the city, was held at the Tobin Memorial 
Gymnasium, at which the May Queen was selected. 

In addition to the regular annual events like May 
Day, Halloween, and the Golden Age parties, the 
Recreation Division promoted weekly programs be- 
ginning with "Get Acquainted Week" and including 
"Be Kind to Animals Week," "Do It Yourself Week," 
"Be a Good Citizen Week," etc. 



CEMETERIES 

Roadways were reconstructed and resurfaced in 
Mount Hope, Evergreen, and Fairview Cemeteries 
at the cost of $12,372.34. 

We developed new area for burials in the three active 
cemetenes mentioned above, which included the in- 
stallation of 441 concrete liners at the cost of $23,586.45. 

General maintenance work was done in the other 
sixteen cemeteries in the city (most all of which are 
historic) in which we occasionally had interments 
during 1958. Our interments numbered 2,008. 



Expenditures for Maintenance, January 1 to December 31, 1958 

Parks, Gardens, Squares 

Aquarium $337 12 

Aquarium, Grounds 4,726 75 

Arnold Arboretum 2,675 38 

Back Bay District 49,441 77 

Back Bay Yard 45,805 55 

Barry Dump 4,094 50 

Blackstone Square 4,155 50 

Boston Common, Bandstand 1,698 33 

Boston Common, Convenience Stations . . 18,675 88 

Boston Common, Deer Park Tool House . . 1,059 23 

Boston Common, Frog Pond 1,916 17 

Boston Common, Grounds . . . . . 53,039 30 

Boston Common, Playland 616 50 

Boylston Street Subway, Telephone Booth . . 110 78 

Boynton Circle 761 25 

Brighton District 25,415 84 

Castle Island 4,070 89 

Central Square 3,390 50 

Chandler Pond 260 00 

Charles and Boylston Streets, Telephone Booth . 115 66 



Parks and Recreation Department 



Charlestown District 

Chester Park 

Christmas Festival . 

Columbus Park . 

Columbus Park Stadium 

Commonwealth Avenue 

Commonwealth Avenue Underpass 

Concord Square 

Dewey Park 

Districts, General 

Dorchester Heights 

Dorchester Park 

East Boston District 

East Boston Parks and Squares 

East Boston Stadium 

Eaton Square .... 

Fens 

Fens, Rose Garden . 

Fens, Stadium .... 

Franklin Park, Administration Buildings, Shops 

Yard, etc 

Franklin Park, Blacksmith Shop 

Franklin Park, Boat Locker and Boating Program 

Franklin Park, Carpenter Shop 

Franklin Park, Garage 

Franklin Park, Golf Course 

Franklin Park, Greenhouse 

Franklin Park, Grounds . 

Franklin Park, Harness Shop 

Franklin Park, Lawn Mower Shop 

Franklin Park, Paint Shop 

Franklin Park, Plumber Shop 

Franklin Park, Refectory Building 

Franklin Park, Repair Shops . 

Franklin Park, Rose Garden . 

Franklin Park, Schoolmaster Hill 

Franklin Park, Storehouse 

Franklin Square 

George Wright Golf Course 

Hayes Square .... 

Greenwood Square . 

Horatio Harris Park 

Jamaica Pond .... 

John Harvard Mall . 

John F. Donovan Park . 

Lincoln Statue .... 

Madison Park .... 

Mary P. C. Cummings Estate 

Michael J. Brophy Park . 

Murray Park .... 



$15,162 28 


1,305 


00 


12,881 


12 


32,250 


02 


12,333 


89 


21,572 


76 


300 62 


492 


16 


251 


00 


4,105 


00 


3,418 


05 


9,208 


16 


8,056 


78 


5,573 


00 


22,186 


82 


761 


25 


8,599 


00 


18,868 42 


15,160 73 


44,526 


90 


3,653 


64 


11,085 


23 


39,503 


26 


84,603 


06 


35,694 


28 


103,940 


13 


24,679 


96 


2,802 


11 


36,547 


72 


36,403 


65 


10,881 


76 


7,644 


07 


79,432 58 


423 


15 


134 


64 


51,324 43 


3,638 


00 


80,011 


24 


244 


20 


313 


50 


1,861 


78 


3,161 


88 


244 


20 


1,964 


75 


374 40 


3,803 


75 


700 93 


723 


00 


7,660 81 



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City Document No. 16 



North End Prado $9,565 25 

Orchard Park 3,262 50 

Parks and Squares, General 20,603 09 

Parks and Roadways 12,790 80 

Preble Street Traffic Circle 284 11 

Prescott Square 3,169 75 

Public Garden 58,192 25 

Riverway 1,300 80 

Roslindale Square 3,616 75 

Ross Estate 780 23 

Roxbury District 9,271 75 

Rutland Square 567 76 

Soldiers' Monument Lot 1,119 22 

South Boston-Dorchester Districts . . . 8,036 95 

Sumner and Lawson Streets 486 55 

Thetford Avenue 487 40 

Training Field, Charlestown 5,981 35 

Union Park 827 18 

Veterans of Foreign Wars Parkway . . . 963 59 

Wallingford Road 491 88 

Ward's Pond Area 129 35 

Washington Park 1,791 21 

Webster Square 22 64 

West End Parks, Squares, and Playgrounds . 396 00 

Winthrop Square 397 84 

Total $1,237,372 17 



Playgrounds 

Almont Street Playground 

American Legion Playground . 

Arthur F. McLean Playground 

Billings Field Playground 

Brookside Avenue Playground 

Cassidy Playground . 

Ceylon Street Playground 

Christopher J. Gibson Playground 

Christopher J. Lee Playground 

Fallon Field Playground . 

Francis Parkman Playground 

Franklin Field Playground 

Frederick D. Emmons Playground 

George H. Walker Playground 

Green and Lamartine Streets Playground 

Hanson Street .... 

James L. Cronin Playground . 

James F. Healy Playground . 

Jefferson Playground 

John J. Connolly Playground 



$8,335 67 
4,524 24 
3,012 00 

14,685 93 
510 75 

11,807 07 
3,955 13 

14,242 77 
7,827 24 

10,404 14 
3,344 69 

26,333 84 
1,391 00 
8,149 82 
576 38 
1,073 55 
9,360 86 
6,206 68 

11,571 12 
8,937 60 



Parks and Recreation Department 



9 



John A. Doherty Playground . 

John J. Doherty Playground . 

John F. Holland Playground . 

John W. Murphy Playground 

John H. L. Noyes Playground 

John J. Pyan Playground 

John Winthrop Playground 

Joseph M. Bryne Playground 

King Street Playground . 

L. Gertrude Howes Playground 

Leo F. McCarthy Playground 

Lester J. Rotch Playground . 

London and Decatur Streets Playground 

Mary Draper Playground 

Mary Hannon Playground 

Mary E. Hemenway Playground 

McKinney Playground 

Mission Hill Playground 

Myrtle Street . 

Paris Steeet Playground 

Parker Hill Playground 

Pitts and Hale Streets 

Playgrounds General 

Portsmouth Street Playground 

Prince Street Playground 

Quincy Street Playground 

Readville Playground 

Rogers Park Playground . 

Ronan Park Playground . 

Smith's Pond Playground 

Stanley A. Ringer Playground 

Thomas J. Roberts Playground 

Wesley G. Ross Playground . 

William J. Barry Playground . 

William E. Carter Playground 

William Eustis Playground 

William E. Garvey Playground 

William F. Smith Playground 

William Gary Walsh Playground 



93 
75 
46 
93 



$370 98 

13,029 98 

4,788 41 

10,359 31 

8,236 09 

13,314 60 

1,708 86 

561 67 

575 80 

2,473 21 

1,812 75 

7,993 

3,442 

8,486 

1,668 

10,993 54 

11,292 81 

12,442 31 

181 41 

3,432 75 

7,514 49 

3,081 50 

28,566 24 

2,502 52 

3,523 00 

1,281 75 

846 00 

10,909 82 

14,837 16 

12,751 94 

9,335 35 

7,792 00 

6,584 41 

11,410 99 

5,892 16 

13,046 35 

8 25 

14,596 59 

8,417 29 



Total $436,314 84 



Recreation Division — Administration 



$432,270 03 



Baths, Beaches, Pools, Recreation, Centers 

Brighton Bath $10,840 50 

Broadway Municipal Building, Bath, Center . 38,573 10 

Cabot Street, Bath, Pool, Center .... 59,390 54 



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City Document No. 16 



Charlestown, Bath, Center .... 
Charlestown Pool (Outdoor) .... 
Columbia Road, Bath, Center 
Curtis Hall, Bath, Pool, Center 
Dover Street, Bath House and Laundry- 
Hyde Park, Bath, Center .... 
John J. Williams, Bath, Center 
L Street Bath House and Beach . 
Maurice J. Tobin Memorial Building, Bath 

Center 

North Bennet Street, Bath, Center 

North End Park Beach Bath and Pool (Outdoor) 

Paris Street, Bath, Center . 

Plympton Street, Pool 

Repair Room, Sewing Room, and Stock Room 
Roslindale, Bath, Center .... 
Tyler Street, Bath, Center .... 
Vine Street, Bath, Center .... 
Baths, General 



Total 



$13,936 65 
53,879 41 
17,847 51 
32,778 80 

152,341 60 
16,617 30 
33,103 45 

131,062 76 

27,170 52 
54,121 82 
47,956 76 
68,210 14 
552 50 
28,368 11 
12,760 60 
13,384 50 
31,878 65 
25,437 43 



,212 65 



General Expenses 

Central Office — Administration . 

Street Trees 

Automobiles, Tractors, Wagons, Etc. . 



$183,375 09 
163,520 19 
131,864 93 



Total $478,760 21 



Recapitulation 

Parks, Gardens, Squares .... 

Playgrounds 

Baths, Beaches, Pools, Recreation Centers 
Recreation Division — Administration 

General Expenses 

Reconstruction and Repair of Parkways 

Roadways 

Repairs to Buildings and Structures 
Playground, Hanson Street, South End 
Park and Playground Improvements, Etc 
Planting and Replacement of Trees 
Removal of Trees Afflicted with the Dutch 

Disease 

La Fayette Mall, Boston Common 
Veterans of Foreign Wars Parkway 



and 



Elm 



,237,372 17 
436,314 84 
870,212 65 
432,270 03 
478,760 21 

5,526 78 

23,913 89 

14,042 55 

143,676 08 

29,999 00 

34,882 50 

135,179 77 

41,453 21 



Total $3,883,603 68 



Parks and Recreation Department 



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Expenditures of Revenue and Non=Revenue, Special Appropriations 
and Trust Funds, January 1, 1958, to December 31, 1958 

Mary P. C. Cummings, Trust Fund, income .... $4,963 67 

Randidge Trust Fund, income 1,836 50 

Construction of Buildings and Original Equipment and 

Furnishings thereof 10,478 18 

Michael Francis Cahill Fund 2,996 59 

Department Equipment Loan, Revenue and Non-Revenue 8,367 25 

George T. Angell Memorial Plaza, Post Office Square . . 1,558 91 

Total $30,201 10 



CASH RECEIPTS 
For Twelve Months Ending December 31, 1958 



park 



Park Division 
Franklin Park Golf Course 
George Wright Golf Course 
Permits for signs, openings, etc. 
Fees for services .... 
Commission on public telephones 

property .... 

Settlement of claims for damages 

Refunds 

Miscellaneous .... 

Towels, soap, in playground houses 

Rentals from property and concession 

Boston Common Tree Fund, income 

Randidge Trust Fund, income . 

Babcock Music Fund, income . 

Foss Flag Fund, income 

Foss 17th of June Fund, income 

Mary P. C. Cummings Trust Fund, income 

Bath Division 
Towels, soap, etc., in bath houses 



Above receipts were credited as follows: 
General Revenue .... 
Trust Funds, income 



$29,634 00 

43,597 50 

37 00 

520 00 

2,188 28 

1,076 03 

133 29 

44 53 

1,755 19 

9,524 50 

185 88 

1,802 74 

101 08 

85 00 

85 00 

5,968 80 



3,871 88 



.15,382 20 

8,228 50 



3,738 82 



26,871 88 
$123,610 70 



$123,610 70 



Franklin Park Golf Course 
1958 
Opening Date, April 5. Closing Date, December 10. 
Attendance, 45,000 
Annual Permits, 487 at. $25 $12,175 



Annual Permits, 2 at $50 
Daily Permits, 154 at $3 . 
Daily Permits, 4,633 at $2 
Daily Permits, 4,026 at $1.50 
Twilight Permits, 1,592 at $1 



100 

462 

9,266 

6,039 



00 
00 
00 
00 
00 



1,592 00 



Total 



$29,634 00 



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George Wright Golf Course 
1958 

Opening Date, April 5. Closing Date, December 10. 

Annual Permits, 562 at $40 $22,480 00 

Annual Permits, 22 at $70 1,540 00 

Daily Permits, 102 at $4 408 00 

Daily Permits, 3,829 at $2.50 .... 9,572 50 

Daily Permits, 3,671 at $2 7,342 00 

Lockers, 451 at $5 2,255 00 

Total $43,597 50 



Attendance Records — 1958 

Playgrounds, Shower Baths, Beaches and 
Swimming Pools, Gymnasia 

Playgrounds, Summer Attendance . . . 5,597,000 

Playgrounds, Winter Attendance (Skating) . 600,000 

Shower Baths 2,025,691 

Beaches and Swimming Pools .... 887,048 

Gymnasia Class and Individual Attendance . 162,000 



Total 



9,271,739 



Parks and Recreation Department 13 

PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT — 
CEMETERY DIVISION 



The following annual report is presented for the 
Cemetery Division from January 1, 1958, to December 
31, 1958: 

Department Cemeteries 

The burying grounds, cemeteries, and tombs which 
are owned by and in charge of the City of Boston are as 
follows, with a total area of about 7,040,708 square feet: 



Bennington Street, East Boston 

Bunker Hill, Charlestown 

Phipps Street, Charlestown 

Copp's Hill, Hull street, City 

King's Chapel, Tremont street, City 

Granary, Tremont street, City 

Central, Common, City . 

South End South, Washington street, City 

Hawes, Emerson street, South Boston 

Union, East Fifth street, South Boston 

North, Uphams Corner, Dorchester 

Eliot, Eustis street, Roxbury . . . 

South, Dorchester avenue, Dorchester 

Westerly, Centre street, West Roxbury 

Walter Street, West Roxbury .... 

Evergreen, Commonwealth avenue, Brighton 

Market Street, Brighton 

Mount Hope, Walk Hill street, 125 acres and 

14,330 square feet 

Fairview, Fairview avenue, Hyde Park, about 50 acres, 



Square 


Estab- 


Feet 


lished 


157,500 


1838 


48,202 


1807 


76,740 


1630 


89,015 


1659 


19,344 


1630 


82,083 


1660 


60,693 


1756 


64,670 


1810 


11,232 


1816 


5,470 


1841 


142,587 


1633 


34,830 


1630 


95,462 


1814 


39,450 


1683 


35,100 


1711 


604,520 


1848 


18,072 


1764 




1851 


acres. 


1892 



City Tombs 

Twenty-five in the South Ground; six in Phipps Street 
Ground, Charlestown; one tomb for infants in South Ground; 
one tomb for infants and one for adults in Copp's Hill Ground; 
one for adults and one for infants in the Granary Ground; 
one for infants in King's Chapel Ground ; one for infants in the 
Central Ground; two receiving tombs in East Boston; one re- 
ceiving tomb in Dorchester North; one receiving tomb in 
Dorchester South; one receiving tomb in Evergreen Cemetery, 
Brighton; one receiving tomb in Mount Hope Cemetery, and 
one receiving tomb in Fairview Cemetery, Hyde Park. 



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Cemetery Division Receipts, January 1 to December 31, 1958 



Cemeteries 


General 
Receipts 


Perpetual 

Care 
Receipts 


Interest on 

Perpetual 

Care 




$103,311 50 

35,466 00 

21,740 00 

50 00 

150 00 

35 00 


$23,625 00 

7,600 00 

11,300 00 


$22,019 58 




6,359 37 




8,179 44 




404 55 






127 60 






62 50 






62 50 








188 38 








7 71 


Bunker Hill 






1 30 








62 50 








62 50 


Office 


43 00 












Totals 


$160,795 50 


$42,525 00 


$37,537 93 








Total, Book Value of General Fund, December 

Interest, General Fund, 1958 

Revenue (General Receipts), 1958 

Appreciation on Investments 


31,1957.. $ 

J 

$2,184 05 
963 44 
220 00 


$4,809,632 54 

143,005 95 

160,795 50 

334 69 


Payments from Fund, 1958: 
Accrued Interest on Securities Pi 
Premium on Investments Purcha 
Refunds . 


irchased 

sed 


$5,113,768 68 








3,367 49 




31,1958.. ! 
< 


Total, Book Value of General Fund, Decembei 
Perpetual Care Funds, December 31, 1958. . . . 

Total Cemetery Funds 


$5,110,401 19 
1,248,853 91 

86,359,255 10 






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ber 31, 1958 



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Mount Hope 


1,241 

538 

223 

2 

3 

1 


177 
17 
26 


277 
274 

54 


9,362 

1,127 

1,170 

2 


2,096 
1,444 
2,959 






317 
57 
85 


19 
2 


2 


1 


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2 






















































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1 
1 














Bunker Hill 




























































Totals 


2,008 


220 


605 


11,664 


6,499 


1 


i 


459 


21 


4 







Cemetery Division Expenditures for Maintenance, Year Ending 
December 31, 1958 



Office . 
Mount Hope 
Fairview 
Evergreen . 
Dorchester North 
Dorchester South 
Bennington Street 
Hawes and Emerson 
Westerly- 
Central 
Eliot . 

South End South 
Copp's Hill 
Granary 
King's Chapel 
Bunker Hill 
Phipps Street 
Market Street 
Park . 



$11,060 52 

198,350 89 

59,984 92 

51,321 77 

4,193 21 

3,836 93 

3,774 04 

68 15 

40 40 

51 70 

2,146 52 

2,126 11 

3,881 28 

3,755 68 

3,854 26 

2,118 24 

2,138 66 

67 26 

6,818 78 



Total $359,589 32 



City of Boston 

Administrative Services Department 

Printing ^H^" Section 



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