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Document 19 — 1950.] 




ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



PARK DEPARTMENT 



FOE THE 



YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1949. 



Boston, December 31, 1949. 

Hon. John B. Hynes, 
Mayor of Boston. 
Dear Sie: 
• In accordance with section 15 of chapter 185, Acts of 
1875, the Park Commission herewith submits its an- 
nual report for the year 1949. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Frank R. Kelley, 

Chairman, Board of 
Park Commissioners. 

Theodore C. Haffeneeffer, 

Joseph Lee, 

Commissioners. 






City Document No. 



Expenditures for Maintenance, January 1 to December 31, J949. 

Parks, Gardens — Squares. 

Algonquin square $52 35 

Aquarium 50,092 78 

Arbor way 8,040 14 

Arnold Arboretum 7,214 15 

Back Bay District 5,320 35 

Back Bay yard 17,275 81 

Belmont square 1,276 28 

Blackstone square 2,619 40 

Boston Common, Bandstand .... 2,247 46 

Boston Common, Christmas Tree . . . 245 99 

Boston Common, Deer Park .... 605 63 

Boston Common, Frog Pond .... 714 72 

Boston Common, grounds 53,224 25 

Boston Common, Park Street Station . . 2,168 92 

Boston Common, Playland 288 00 

Boston Common, West Street Station . . 89 15 

Braddock park 162 03 

Brighton District 24,933 95 

Bromley park 705 80 

Camp Meigs 351 15 

Castle Island . 2,135 13 

Cedar square , . 361 25 

Centervale park 150 30 

Central square 1,284 13 

Charlesgate West 3,565 81 

Charlestown District 9,783 66 

Chester park 584 45 

Chestnut Hill park 1,689 85 

City square 1,071 75 

Columbia road 6,239 45 

Columbus Park 15,707 31 

Columbus Park Stadium 13,381 87 

Columbus square 151 92 

Commonwealth avenue, main .... 21,645 71 

Concord square 360 05 

Copley square 76 00 

Dorchester Heights 3,548 95 

Dorchester Park 5,580 81 

East Boston District 379 74 

Eaton square 250 20 

Edison Green 52 35 

Elm Hill park 97 80 

Fens 21,216 11 

Fens Rose Garden 12,917 65 

Fens Stadium ....... 8,162 81 

Florida street 370 65 



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Orchard park 

Park Drive, Administration Building 

Parks— General 

Peabody square 

Preble Street Traffic Circle . 

Prescott square 

Public Garden . . . 

Putnam square 

Recreation Division . . . . 
Richardson square . . . . 

Riverway 

Ross Estate 

Rutland square 

Soldiers' Monument Lot 

South Bdston District . , . . 

Spaulding square 

Strandway 

Thomas park 

Tremlett square 

Turner square 

Union park 

Walnut park 

Waltham square 



Warren Statue 
Washington park .... 
Winthrop square .... 
Wellesley park .... 
William B. Corbett park 
Wolcott square .... 
Worcester square .... 
World War Memorial park . 
Zoological Garden, animal range 
Zoological Garden, antelope house 
Zoological Garden, bear dens 
Zoological Garden, bird house 
Zoological Garden, camel house . 
Zoological Garden, elephant house 
Zoological Garden, elk range 
Zoological Garden, general . 
Zoological Garden, lion house 

Total 



$1,751 


60 


708 


68 


12,791 


52 


57 31 


90 


60 


1,243 


96 


36,613 


83 


1,087 


71 


209,538 33 


1,196 


50 


12,312 48 


357 


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390 


55 


196 87 


9,594 


42 


58 


20 


965 86 


187 


22 


69 


65 


384 40 


377 


85 


260 36 


101 


20 


81 


25 


1,909 


35 


992 00 


267 


90 


686 


60 


299 


05 


409 


85 


11,054 


16 


10,348 


35 


8,803 


21 


9,092 


76 


30,108 


99 


20 


69 


10,863 


52 


276 


62 


39,169 


49 


10,178 


73 


$1,206,760 84 



Playgrounds. 



Almont Street Playground . 
American Legion Playground 
Billings Field Playground . 
Brookside Avenue Playground 
Cassidy Playground 



5,877 99 
7,306 33 
1,426 22 
6,463 77 



Park Department. 



Ceylon Street Playground .... 


$3,689 13 


Charlesbank Playground .... 


7,388 49 


Cherry Street Playground .... 


1,047 00 


Christopher J. Gibson Playground . 


8,091 42 


Christopher J. Lee Playground . 


6,557 95 


Cook Street Playground .... 


237 58 


Copp's Hill Playground .... 


50 25 


Fallon Field Playground .... 


8,402 97 


FelloAvs Street Playground .... 


937 58 


Foster Street Playground .... 


250 00 


Francis Parkman Playground 


4,360 96 


Franklin Field Playground .... 


18,838 10 


Frederick D. Emmons Playground . 


3,100 94 


General Playground 


12,950 04 


George H. Walker Playground . 


5,255 33 


James L. Cronin Playground 


5,511 21 


James F. Healy Playground 


5,742 75 


James and Margaret Tobin Playground . 


1,060 50 


Jefferson Playground 


6,613 66 


John J. Connolly Playground 


. 5,508 90 


John A. Doherty Playground 


1,154 19 


John J. Doherty Playground 


4,202 80 


John F. Holland Playground 


2,165 15 


John W. Murphy Playground . 


6,394 58 


John H. L. Noyes Playground . 


7,998 34 


John J. Ryan Playground .... 


8,023 92 


John Winthrop Playground 


1,577 00 


Joseph Lee Playground .... 


2,669 14 


Kiley Street Playground . . 


959 00 


King Street Playground .... 


959 00 


L. Gertrude Howes Playground . 


1,406 58 


Lester J. Rotch Playground 


4,621 27 


London Street Playground .... 


1,095 49 


Mary Draper Playground .... 


5,042 35 


Mary Hannon Playground 


908 75 


Mary E. Hemenway Playground 


6,661 35 


McConnell Park Playground . . . . 


6,944 85 


McKinney Playground 


6,457 87 


McLaughlin Playground 


2,766 91 


Meade Street Playground 


133 50 


Mission Hill Playground 


6,453 19 


North End Prada Playground . . . . 


7,779 00 


Parker Hill Playground 


1,976 54 


Paris Street Playground 


1,155 73 


Phillips Street Playground 


124 20 


Readville Playground 


2,792 43 


Rev. Father Buckley Playground 


55 40 


Ripley Playground 


50 25 


Rogers Park Playground 


5,485 00 


Ronan Park Playground 


10,672 64 


Smith's Pond Playground 


7,192 67 



6 



City Document No. 19. 



Snow Hill Street Playground 
Stanley A. Ringer Playground 
Thomas J. Roberts Playground 
Troy Street Playground 
Tyler Street Playground 
Union Street Playground 
Washington Street Playground 
Webster Street Playground 
Wesley G. Ross Playground 
William Amerena Playground 
William E. Carter Playground 
William Eustis Playground 
William E. Garvey Playground 
William F. Smith Playground 

Total .... 



$50 25 
3,656 61 
6,010 81 

645 64 
1,137 00 
1,709 14 

275 42 
7 50 
5,181 47 
6,012 17 
6,775 12 
5,336 25 
8,585 97 
8,851 45 



,671 75 



Gymnasia. 

Brighton Buildings Gymnasium 
Cabot Street Gymnasium . 
Columbia Road Gymnasium 
Curtis Hall Gymnasium 
Hyde Park Gynmasium 
John J. Williams Gymnasium 
Lexington Street Gymnasium 
North Bennet Street Gymnasium 
Paris Street Gymnasium 
Roslindale Gymnasium 
Tyler Street Gymnasium 
Vine Street Gymnasium 



Total 



$4,668 43 
38,993 83 
10,910 41 
14,372 90 

8,518 01 
17,141 

8,035 
30,357 
36,939 

8,142 16 

9,855 01 
18,226 62 

$206,161 15 



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13 

79 
39 



Baths and Beaches. 
Broadway Municipal Building . . . . 

Charlesbank 

Charlestown Pool 

Columbus Park Beach 

Dover Street Bath House and Laundry . 

Head House, Marine Park 

L Street Bath House and Beach 
North End Park Beach and Bath 

Savin Hill Beach 

Tenean Beach 

World War Memorial Park Beach 

Repair Room, Sewing Room and Stock Room 

General 



5,176 00 

4,003 00 

9,810 04 

21,111 49 

106,762 84 

17,137 62 

89,491 55 

18,894 30 

4,197 00 

11,590 62 

6,995 00 

50,655 55 

29,359 36 



Total 



$393,184 37 



Park Department. 



General Expense. 
Central Office — Administration 

Stables 

Street trees 

Miscellaneous .... 
Pensions and annuities 
Automobiles, tractors, wagons, etc. 



Total 



$88,165 62 
49 00 
73,172 07 
61,324 85 
24,615 03 
99,740 79 

$347,067 36 



Recapitulation. 



Parks and gardens 
Playgrounds . 
Gymnasia 
Baths and beaches 
General expense 



1,206,760 84 
304,671 75 
206,161 15 
393,184 37 
347,067 36 

J,457,845 47 



CASH RECEIPTS. 
For Twelve Months Ending December 31, 1949. 

Park Division. 

Franklin Park Golf Course .... $18,887 50 

George Wright Golf Course .... 26,493 00 

Pernnits for openings, signs, etc. . . . 371 40 

Use of equipment, labor, etc 285 00 

Commission on telephones in Park Depart- 
ment buildings 213 97 

Refunds 82 20 

Settlement of claims 444 00 

Towels, soap, etc., in playground houses . . 1,893 94 

Rentals from concessions on parks and beaches 17,501 91 

Sale of old unused equipment .... 495 00 

Miscellaneous 29 70 

Moth suppression 1 00 

Sales of city land 37,000 00 

Boston Common Tree Fund, iiicome . . 125 58 

Mary P. C. Cummings Estate, income . . 6,023 96 

Randidge Fund, income 1,858 44 

Babcock Music Fund 62 20 

Foss Fund, 17th of June 85 00 

Foss Flag Fund 85 00 

$111,938 80 

Bath Division. 

Towels, soap, etc., in bath houses . . . $35,930 02 35,930 02 

$147,868 82 



Above receipts were credited as follows: 

General Revenue $102,628 64 

Trust Funds, income 8.240 18 

Sales of city land 37,000 00 



$147,868 82 



City Document No. 19. 



Expenditures of Loan, Revenue, Special Appropriations and Trust 
Funds, January I, 1949, to December 31, 1949. 



Boston Common Tree Fund, income . . . . . $778 89 
Charlesgate West Bridge alterations and repairs . . . 69,509 16 
Common and parks in existence on January 12, 1887, main- 
tenance and improvement of 185,401 93 

Construction of buildings and original equipment and fur- 
nishings thereof, non-revenue 21,866 21 

Mary P. C. Cummings Trust Fund, income .... 3,245 80 

North Bennet Street Building, restoration of . . . . 62,850 31 

Park and playground improvements, etc., revenue . . 131,118 25 

Randidge Trust Fund, income 1,785 00 

Reconstruction and repair of parkways and roadways, 

revenue 57,359 69 

Rehabilitation of the Franklin Park Zoo 60,024 22 

Snow removal 10,439 72 

South Boston Gymnasium equipment 196 00 

Temporary War Memorial, Contingent Fund . . . 325 20 



$604,900 38 



Franklin Park Golf Course. 
Opening Date — A'pril 10. Closing Date — December 
Registered attendance, 26,281 
Annual permits issued, 645 at $15 
Daily permits issued, 8,071 at $1 
Twilight permits issued, 2,167 at $.50 
Unclaimed deposits on locker keys and towels 

Total 



$9,675 00 

8,071 00 

1,083 50 

58 00 


$18,887 


50 



George Wright Golf Course. 
Opening Date — April 16. Closing Date — November 30. 
Registered attendance, 44,568 

Annual permits issued, 663 at $25 . . . $16,575 00 

Daily permits issued, 2,578 at $2 . . . 5,156 00 

Daily permits issued, 4,726 at $1 . . . 4,726 00 

Special permits issued, 48 at $.75 ... 36 00 



Total 



$26,493 00 



Skating Attendance for Season 1949. 



Name of Playground. 
Almont Street Playground . 
Amerena Playground . 
American Legion Playground 
Billings Field Playground . 
Brookside Avenue Playground 



Approximate 
Attendance, 

1,150 

1,750 

1,250 

2,200 

'500 



Park Department. 



Name of Playground. 
Carter Playground 
Chandler Pond Playground 
Charlestown Playground 
Columbus Park Playground 
Cronin Playground 
Doherty and Gibson Playgrounds 
Dorchester Park Playground 
Draper Playground 
Eustis Playground 
Fallon Field Playground 
Franklin Field Playground . 
Garvey Playground 
HemenAvay Playground 
Jamaica Pond .... 
Jefferson Playground . 
Lee, Joseph, Playground (Back Bay) 
Murphy Playground 
McConnell Park Playground 
McKinney Playground 
Noyes Playground 
Parkman Playground . 
Public Garden .... 
Ringer Playground 
Rogers Park Playground 
Roberts, Thomas J., Playground 
Rotch Playground 
Smith's Pond Playground . 
Smith's Playground (Brighton) . 
Wood Avenue Playground . 



Total 



Approximate 
Attendance. 

3,150 
5,250 
3,150 
7,000 
1,500 
3,500 
2,100 
600 
1,700 
5,000 

30,000 

20,000 
2,000 

17,000 
5,250 
5,000 
3,000 
7,500 
2,500 
2,000 
1,000 

12,000 
950 
3,500 
3,750 
1,500 
4,350 
2,375 
4,500 

157,175 



General Attendance for Season 1949. 



Name of Playground. 
Ahlsen Playground 
Almont Street Playground . 
Amerena Playground . 
American Legion Playground 
Billings Field Playground . 
Boston Common Playstead 
Brookside Avenue Playground 
Carter Playground 
Ceylon Street Playground . 
Charlesbank Playground 
Charlestown Heights Playground 
Charlestown Playground 
Cherry Street Playground . 



Approximate 
Attendance. 

66,500 
57,700 
47,500 
66,500 

171,000 

323,000 
33,250 

152,000 
47,500 

109,250 
17.100 

106,400 
12,350 



10 



City Document No. 19. 



Name of Playground. 
Chestnut Hill Playground . 
Columbus Park Playground and Stadium 
Connolly Playground . 
Cronin Playground 
Dorchester Park Playground 
Draper Playground 
Doherty and Gibson Playgrounds 
Emmons Playground . 
Eustis Playground 
Fallon Field Playground 
Franklin Field Playground . 
Garvey Playground 
Healy Playground 
HemenA\'a3^ Playground 
Holland Playground 
Jefferson Playground . 
Lee, Christopher, Playground (South Boston) 
Lee, Joseph, Playground (Back Bay) 
Murphy Playground 
McConnell Park Playground 
McKinney Playground 
Mead Street Playground 
Mission Hill Playground 
North End Park Playground 
Noyes Playground 
Parker Hill Playground 
Parkman Playground . 
Portsmouth Street Playground 
Prince Street Playground 
Readville Playground . 
Ringer Playground 
Ripley Playground 
Roberts Playground 
Rogers Park Playground 
Ronan Park Playground 
Rotch Playground 
Smith, William E., Playground 
Smith's Pond Playground . 
Snow Hill Street Playground 
Sweeney Playground 
Tyler Street Playground 
Walker Playground 
West Third Street Playground (Fr. Buckley) 
Winthrop, John, Playground 
Wood Avenue Playground . 
World War Memorial Park 



Approximate 
Attendance. 

175,275 

304,000 

159,600 

66,500 

106,400 

42,750 

221,350 

16,340 

123,595 

247,285 

613,225 

199,880 

247,760 

64,125 

42,750 

159,790 

139,650 

228,000 

115,710 

145,350 

89,680 

23,750 

106,400 

142,025 

97,^45 

50,350 

45,125 

47,500 

38,000 

75,525 

82,650 

23,845 

145,350 

161,265 

190,000 

89,300 

180,785 

86,925 

54,720 

26,600 

12,825 

143,735 

22,610 

42,940 

65,645 

76,000 



Total 



6,522,880 



Park Department. 



11 



Shower Baths, Attendance, 1949. 



Building. 



Men. 



Boys. Women. Girls 



Totals . 



Brighton 

Broadway 

Cabot Street 

Columbia Road 

Copley School 

Curtis Hall 

Dover Street 

Hyde Park 

John J. WiUiams 

Lexington Street. . . . 
North Bennet Street 

Paris Street 

Roslindale 

Tyler Street 

Vine Street 

L Street Bath 

L Street Solarium. . . 

Totals 



12,120 
82,0.50 
17,805 

110,225 
4,490 
6.3, .324 
66,. 565 
45,280 
7,735 
80,000 
43,564 

159,800 
20,795 
66,950 
77,725 

290,620 
10,093 



6,235 

30,000 

9,645 

15,025 

7,251 

3,194 

1,542 

13,480 

10,975 

86,200 

12,. 534 

15,440 

3,445 

20,550 

22,1.50 

135,2.39 



476 

45,675 

3,. 590 

3,130 

3,140 

2,9.52 

5,992 

1,705 

19,.575 

29,800 

13,2.50 

23,165 

11,542 

8,804 

16,210 



3,708 



677 

22,9.50 

2,225 

5,270 

5,810 

1,819 

1,-509 

2,730 

10,400 

31,800 

4,600 

6,0.55 

1,122 

4,725 

15,390 



19,508 

180,675 

33,265 

133,650 

20,691 

71,289 

75,608 

63,195 

48,685 

228,300 

73,948 

204,460 

36,904 

101,029 

131,475 

425,859 

13,802 



1,1.59,641 



392,905 192,714 



117,082 



1,862,342 



Gymnasia, Class and Individual Attendance, 1949. 



Location. 



Men. 



Boys. 



Women. 



Girls. 



Total. 



Cabot Street 

Columbia Road 

Curtis Hall 

Hyde Park 

John J. Williams Building 

Lexington Street 

North Bennet Street 

Paris Street 

Roslindale . . 

South Boston 

Tyler Street 

Vine Street 

Totals 



1,195 
3,525 
3,586 
2,050 
2,066 
2,667 
1,630 
8,280 
3,000 
5,010 
4,026 
3,491 



6,211 
5,960 
4,310 
5,834 
4,-506 
4,798 
3,885 

14,736 
8,.575 

18,540 
7,2.56 

11,276 



1,247 
1,648 

665 
1,260 
1,017 
1,323 

245 
1,025 
2,095 

295 



2,0.32 



1,286 
2,860 
4,344 
2,517 
3,848 
2,055 
1,100 
3,290 
3,695 
7,490 
3,775 
4.425 



9,939 
13,993 
12,905 
11,661 
11,437 
10,843 

6,860 
27,931 
17,365 
31,335 
15,0.57 
21,224 



40,526 



95.887 



13,4.52 



40.685 



190,5.50 



12 



City Document No. 19. 



Beaches and Swimming Pools, Attendance, 1949. 



Location. 



Men. 


Boys. 


Women . 


Girls. 


566 


3,628 


422 


4,045 


1,828 


10,107 


1,757 


6,469 


2,525 


872 


1,327 


655 


72,825 


98,775 


58,100 


70,500 


180,345 


290,450 


218,920 


304,580 


78,600 


110,602 


36,100 


54,300 


16,704 


36,396 


18,550 


26,710 


11,495 


19,817 


15,360 


23,681 


425,859 


56,420 


139,452 


38,450 


790,747 


627,067 


489,988 


529,390 



Total. 



Cabot Street Pool 

Gurtis Hall Pool 

Charlestown Pool 

Columbus Park Beach 

Head House Beach 

North End Park Beach 

Tenean Beach 

World War Memorial Park Beach 
-L Street Beach 

Totals 



8,661 

20,161 

5,379 

300,200 

994,295 

279,602 

98,360 

70,353 

660,181 



2,437,192 



Cemetery Division Receipts, January 1 to December 31, 1949. 



Cemeteries. 


General 
Receipts. 


Perpetual 

Care 
Receipts. 


Interest on 

Perpetual 

Care. 




$84,011 08 

21,794 66 

14,890 90 

213 00 

88 00 

20 00 


$15,215 00 
5,788 12 
8,210 00 


$17,641 17 




4,347 74 




5,765 76 




387 26 






136 40 






62 50 






62 50 








175 88 








62 50 








6 00 








62 50 


Bunker Hill 






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Totals 


$121,017 64 


$29,213 12 


$28,711 01 






Total: General Fund, December 31, 1948 

Interest, General Fund 1949 


. $2,862,838 9€ 

91,566 Oe 

121,017 64 

8,258 63 




Revenue (General Receipts) 1949 

Discounts on Securities Purchased 


$3,083,681 29 


Payments from Fund during 19'? 
To Cemetery Maintenance an 
Premiums and Accrued Intere 
Refunds. 


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$60,000 OC 

16,733 43 

712 OC 




77,445 43 






Total: General Fund, December 31, 194 
Total: Perpetual Care Funds, Decembe 


9 


$3,006,235 86 


r31, 1949 




910,372 08 




$3,916,607 94 











Park Department. 



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Summary Statement of Cemetery Activities, January 1 to 
December 31, 1949. 



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9,639 


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Cemetery Division, Expenditures for Maintenance, Year Ending 
December 31, 1949. 



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Mount Hope . 

Fairview . 

Evergreen 

Dorchester North 

Dorchester South 

Bennington Street 

Bunker Hill . 

Copp's Hill . 

Eliot 

Granary . 

King's Chapel 

Phipps Street 

South End South 

Market Street 

Hawes 

Union 

Westerly 

Central . 



$18,226 16 

129,894 31 

26,303 43 

14,961 67 

2,014 56 

1,462 83 

1,839 99 

1,242 06 

1,176 95 

534 25 

1,118 30 

1,220 26 

643 50 

326 15 

130 73 

166 48 

166 48 

114 13 

88 81 



$201,631 05 



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City Document No. 



Cemetery Division, Maintenance and Improvement, Year Ending 
December 31, 1949. 



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Dorchester South 
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Bunker Hill . 
Copp's Hill . 
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King's Chapel 
Phipps Street 
South End South 
Market Street 
Hawes 
Union 
Westerly 
Central . 



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1,402 65 

1,553 40 

1,276 59 

745 82 

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26 City Document No. 19. 



PARK DEPARTMENT — CEMETERY DIVISION. 



The following annual report is presented for the 
Cemetery Division from January 1, 1949, to December 
31, 1949, 

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: 

Square Estab- 
Feet. lished. 

Bennington Street, East Boston .... 157,500 1838 

Rainsford Island 43,560 

Bunker Hill, Charlestown 48,202 1807 

Phipps Street, CharlestoAvn 76,740 1630 

Copp's Hill, Hull street. City .... 89,015 1659 

King's Chapel, Tremont street. City . . . 19,344 1630 

Granary, Tremont street, City .... 82,063 1660 

Central, Common, City 60,693 1756 

South End South, Washington street, City . 64,670 1810 

Hawes, Emerson street. South Boston . . 11,232 1816 

Union, East Fifth street, South Boston . . 5,470 1841 

North, Uphams Corner, Dorchester . . . 142,587 1633 

Eliot, Eustis street, Roxbury .... 34,830 1630 

South, Dorchester avenue, Dorchester . . 95,462 1814 

Westerly, Centre street. West Roxbury . . 39,450 1683 

Walter Street, West Roxbury .... 35,100 1711 

Evergreen, Commonwealth avenue, Brighton 604,520 1848 

Market Street, Brighton 18,072 1764 

Mount Hope, Walk Hill street, 125 acres and 14,330 

square feet 1851 

Fairview, Fairview avenue, Hyde Park, about 50 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 receiving tomb in Dorchester North; one receiving tomb 
in Dorchester South; one receiving tomb in Evergreen Ceme- 
tery, Brighton; one receiving tomb in Mount Hope Cemetery, 
and one receiving tomb in Fairview Cemetery, Hyde Park. 



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