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ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT, 



THIRTY-THIRD ANNUAL REPORT 



CITY ENGINEER, 



Compliments of 



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City Engineer. 




BOSTON: 

MuNiciFAL Printing Office 
1900 



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SECTION 

ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT. 



THIRTY-THIRD ANNUAL REPORT 



CITY ENGINEER, 



BOSTON, 



FOR THE YEAR 1899. 



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BOSTON: 

Municipal Printing Office 
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Engineeeing Department, City Hall, 
Boston, February 1, 1900. 

Hon. Thomas N. Haet, 

Mayor of the City of Boston : 

Sir, — The following report of the expenses and. operation 
of this department for the year ending January 31, 1900, is 
submitted : 

The duties of the City Engineer include the designing and 
superintending of the construction of new bridges, retaining- 
walls, city wharves, and such other public engineering works 
as the City Council may authorize ; the making of such sur- 
veys, plans, estimates, statements and descriptions, and taking 
such levels as the city government or any of its depart- 
ments or committees may require ; the custody of all surveys 
and plans relating to the laying-out, locating anew, altering, 
widening or discontinuing of streets ; and the new engineer- 
ing construction for all departments of the city. He must 
be consulted on all work where the advice of a civil engineer 
would be of service. The office of the City Engineer was 
established by ordinance on October 31, 1850, and by chapter 
449 of the Acts of 1895. 

The Architectural Division of the Public Buildings De- 
partment was detached from that department January 13, 1898, 
and placed under the Engineering Department. The work of 
this division is that of a consulting or expert force. It may be 



City DocTj]srENT No. 14. 



called upon by an}- department for technical advice on matters 
relating to building, heating or ventilation. Plans or specifi- 
cations for work to be done, in certain cases, b}^ the Repair 
Division of the Public Buildings Department, are prepared 
by this division, which is also charged with a general super- 
vision of the work done by the Repair Division of the Pub- 
lic Buildings Department. 

The following is a statement of engineering expenses 
from February 1, 1899, to January 31, 1900 : 

Amount of department appropriation for 

1899-1900 

Transferred from surplus revenue 



Amount expended for 1899-1900 



$78,800 00 
69 46 

$78,869 46 



State>eent of Expenditures, Department 
Appropriation. 

Object of expenditures : 
Salaries : 

Engineer, William Jackson, 

Assistant Engineer, archi- [ 
tect, draughtsmen and as- 
sistants .... 



Instruments, tools, and repairs 

Travelling expenses . 

Furniture and office expenses 

Stationery and drawing materials 

Prmting .... 

Horse-keeping . 

Blue printing and photographing 

Binding and plans 

Books and papers 

Telephone service 

"Washing and small supplies 

TvpeA%T.iting 

Work on Shaw monument 



85,862 50 




59,527 37 






865,389 87 
3,329 01 








1,483 08 






3,151 82 






1,137 33 






525 57 






895 13 






497 19 






403 25 






224 98 






884 12 






253 47 






179 15 






515 49 



878, 



46 



South Union Station. 

Items of expenditure by the Engineering Department, 
from February 1, 1899, to January 31, 1900 : 



Engineeees-g Department. 


3 


Engineering and inspection 


$2,017 19 


Fence on sea-wall, Dorchester-avenue ex- 




tension ....... 


2,381 00 


Bulkhead ....... 


1,111 07 


Repairs at Federal-street bridge 


512 41 


Displacement of tide water 


157 88 



86,179 58 
Expended previous to 1899 . . . 168,684 90 

8174,864 48 

Fanetjil Hall BuELDrs^G Reconstruction. 

Appropriation . . . 8104,500 00 

Expenditures from February 1, 1899, to 
January 31, 1900 : 

Woodburj- & Leighton, 

foundations, etc. . . 875,623 98 

Electric wiring . . 9,258 60 

Boston Furnace Co., steam- 
heating apparatus . 

Plumbmg, gas-piping, etc., 

B. F. Sturtevant Co., motor fans, 

Furnishings of hall . 

Engineering 

Storage and repairs on stat- 
uary and furniture 

Printing .... 

Expended previous to 1899, 
Balance, February 1, 1900, 



4,862 14 

2,824 06 

, 1,691 50 

1,537 01 

694 18 




586 00 
5 79 




897,083 26 
6,401 75 


108,485 01 






81,014 99 



Chelsea Bridge, Widening Opening North Draw. 

856,000 00 



Appropriation, City of Boston, $30,000 00 
Contribution ". . . 26,000 00 



Expenditm-es from July 15, 1899, to January 
31,1900: 
Temporary bridge . . 814,329 73 

Engineering and inspection, 1,234 26 

Advertising . . . 43 71 

Printmg . . . . 10 50 



15,618 20 
Balance, February 1, 1900 . . . 810,381 80 



City Docuiment No. 14. 



Malden Bridge. 

Appropriation 1200,000 00 

Expenditures from April 15, 1899, to January 
31, 1900: 
Temporary bridge . . $1,326 00 

Engineering and inspection, 480 20 

Advertising . . . 105 95 

Printing .... 57 00 

1,969 15 



Balance, February 1, 1900 



$198,030 85 



Abolishiment of Grade Crosslngs. 



Congress Street. 

Expenditures from February 1, 1899, 
Items of expenditure : 

Land taking .... 

Draw, foundation, fender piers, etc. 

Pa^^ng, fences, etc. 

Filling 

Fixed spans 

Bulkheads . 

Engineering 

Congress-street, sea-wall 

A and C streets, bridges 

Summer-street abutment, piers, etc. 

Inspection . 

Wall at B and C streets 

Services, for appraisal land damages, 

Watchmen 

Advertising 

Sewer construction 

Rent of office 

Printing . 

Borings 

Cement tests 



Expended previous to 1899 



to January 31, 1900. 



etc. 



•$198,180 00 


83,348 


63 


52,470 


96 


52,284 


76 


48,506 


62 


20,521 


44 


10,778 


83 


9,381 


98 


8,420 


10 


7,700 


00 


4,746 


40 


4,500 


00 


1,764 


82 


1,006 


92 


420 


38 


308 


35 


300 


00 


257 


54 


138 


35 


25 


00 



$505,061 08 
342,683 21 

$847,744 29 



Engineering Department. 



Dorchester Avenue. 



Items of expenditure: 
Land damages . 
Boston-street bridge . 
Swett-street bridge , 
Paving, fences, etc. . 
Land takings 
Filling 

Services : appraisal land 
Retaining-walls . 
Dorchester-avenue bridge 
Engineering 
Inspection . 
Sewer construction 
Rent of oifice 
Printing 
Advertising 
Signs 



Expended previous to 1899 



etc 



$276,840 00 

21,062 66 

20,508 02 

15,484 23 

12,650 00 

12,081 54 

10,171 28 

9,639 86 

9,044 04 

6,733 87 

2,005 69 

939 95 

148 75 

, 128 61 

96 66 

29 39 

$897,564 55 
6,337 20 

$403,901 75 



Bridges. 

The annual inspection of all highway and foot-bridges has 
been made, together with special examinations when notilSed 
by the Supermtendent of Streets of the progress of repairs. 

The management of all the bridges and draws between 
Cambridge and Boston, by the Acts of 1898, chapter 467, is 
vested in a board of two commissioners, which now has 
charge of the following eight bridges, viz. : Canal, Harvard, 
Prison Point, West Boston, Cambridge street, Essex street, 
North Harvard street, and Western avenue to Cambridge ; 
one-half the cost of the maintenance of these bridges is paid 
by each of these cities. 

In the list of bridges those marked with a star ( * ) are 
over navigable waters, and are each provided with a draw, 
the openings in which are shown in a table in Appendix A. 
The widths of the openings have been measured for this 
report. 

I. — Bridges wholly Supported by Boston. 

Agassiz road, in The Fens. 

AUston bridge, over Boston & Albany Railroad, Brighton. 



6 City Document No. 14. 

Arborway bridge, in Parkway, over Stony brook. 

Ashland street, over Providence Division, N. Y., N. H. & H. 

R.R., West Roxbury. 
Athens street, over Midland Division, N. Y., N. H. & H. 

R.R. 
Audubon road, over Boston & Albany Railroad. 
Beacon street, over outlet to The Fens. 
Beacon street, over Boston & Albany, Railroad. 
Berkeley street, over Boston & Albany Railroad. 
Berkeley street, over Providence Division, N. Y., N. H. & 

H. R.R. 
Bernier-street foot-bridge, in the Riverway. 
Berwick-park foot-bridge, over Providence Division, N. Y., 

N. H. & H. R.R. 
Blakemore street, over Providence Division, N. Y., N. H. & 

H. R.R. 
Bolton street, over Midland Division, N. Y., N. H. & H. 

R.R. 
Boylston street, in The Fens. 
Boylston street, over Boston & Albany Railroad. 
Bridle path in the Riverway, over Muddy river. 

* Broadway, over Fort Point channel. 
Broadway, over Boston & Albany Railroad. 
Brookline avenue, over Boston & Albany Railroad. 
Byron street, over Boston, Revere Beach & Lynn Railroad. 

* Castle Island foot-bridge, from Marine park, South Boston, 

to Castle Island. 

* Charles-river bridge, from Boston to Charlestown. 
Charlesgate, in The Fens, over Boston & Albany Railroad. 
Charlesgate, in The Fens, over Ipswich street. 

* Chelsea bridge. South, over South channel of Mystic river. 

* Chelsea street, from East Boston to Chelsea. 
Circuit drive, over Scarboro' pond in Franklin park. 
Columbus avenue, over Boston & Albany Railroad. 

* Commercial point, or Tenean, Dorchester. 
Commonwealth avenue, in The Fens. 

* Congress street, over Fort Point channel. 
Cornwall street, over Stony Brook, West Roxbury. 
Cottage Farm bridge, over Boston & Albany Railroad, 

Brighton. 
Cottage-street foot-bridge, over flats, East Boston. 
Dartmouth street, over Boston & Albany Railroad and 

Providence Division, N. Y., N. H. & H. R.R. 

* Dover street, over Fort Point channel. 
Ellicott arch, in Franklin park. 

* Federal street, over Fort Point channel. 



Engineering Department. 7 

Fen bridge, in The Fens. 

Ferdinand street, over Boston & Albany Railroad. 
Forest Hills entrance, in Franklin park. 
Gold street, over Midland Division, N. Y., N. H. & H. R.R. 
Huntington avenue, over Boston & Albany Railroad. 
Ipswicli street, over Waterway, in The Fens. 
Irvington-street foot-bridge, over Providence Division, N. Y., 
N. H. & H. R.R. 

* L street, over Reserved channel. South Boston. 
Leverett-pond foot-bridge, in Leverett park. 

Leyden street, over Boston, Revere Beach & Lynn Railroad. 
Linden Park street, over Stony brook. 

* Maiden bridge, from Charlestown to Everett. 
Massachusetts avenue, over Boston & Albany Railroad. 
Massachusetts avenue, over Providence Division, N. Y., N. 

H. & H. R.R. 

* Meridian street, from East Boston to Chelsea. 

* Mount Washington avenue, over Fort Point channel. 
Neptune road, over Boston, Revere Beach & Lynn Railroad. 
Newton street, over Providence Division, N. Y., N. H. & H. 

R.R. 
Public Garden foot-bridge. 
Scarboro'-pond foot-bridge in Franklin park. 
Shawmut avenue, over Boston & Albany Railroad and 

Providence Division, N. Y., N. H. & H. R.R. 
Stony brook, in The Fens. 
*Summer street, over Fort Point channel. 
Swett street, east of Midland Division, N. Y., N. H. & H. 

R.R. 
Swett street, west of Midland Division, N. Y., N. H. & H. 

R.R. 

* Warren bridge, Boston to Charlestown. 

West Rutland-square foot-bridge, over Providence Division, 

N. Y., N. H. & H. R.R. 
Winthrop, from Breed's Island to Winthrop. 
Wood Island park foot-bridge, over Boston, Revere Beach 

& Lynn Railroad. 

II. — Bridges of which Boston Supports the Part 
WITHIN its Limits. 

Bellevue street, in the Riverway, over Muddy river. 
Bernier-street foot-bridge, in the Riverway, over Muddy 

river. 
Brookline avenue, in the Riverway, over Muddy river. 
Central avenue, from Dorchester to Milton. 

* Chelsea bridge, North, over North Channel, Mystic river. 



8 City Document No. 14. 

* Granite bridge, from Dorchester to Milton. 

Longwood avenue, in the Riverway, over Muddy river and 

Boston & Albany Railroad. 
Mattapan bridge, from Dorchester to Milton. 
Milton bridge, from Dorchester to Milton. 

* Neponset bridge, from Dorchester to Quincy. 

* North Beacon street, from Brighton to "Watertown. 
Spring street, from West Roxbury to Dedham. 
Tremont street, in the Riverway, over Muddy river. 

* Western avenue, from Brighton to Watertown. 

III. — Bridges of which Boston pays a Part of the 

Cost of Maintenance. 

Albany street, over Boston & Albany Railroad, Freight 

Tracks. 
Ashmont street and Dorchester avenue, over Old Colony 

Division, N. Y., N. H. & H. R.R. 
Boston street bridge, over Old Colony Division, N. Y., N. H. 

& H. R.R. 

* Canal bridge, from Boston to Cambridge. 

* Cambridge street, from Brighton to Cambridge. 
Chelsea bridge, over the Boston & Maine Railroad. 
Dorchester street, over Old Colony Division, N. Y., N. H. & 

H. R.R. 

* Essex street, from Brighton to Cambridge. 

Everett street, over Boston & Albany Railroad, Brighton. 

* Harvard bridge, from Boston to Cambridge. 

Harvard street, over Midland Division, N. Y., N. H. & H. 
R.R., Dorchester. 

* North Harvard street, from Brighton to Cambridge. 

* Prison-Point bridge, Charlestown to Cambridge. 

* West Boston bridge, from Boston to Cambridge. 

West Fourth street, over Old Colony Division, N. Y., N. H. 
& H. R.R. 

* Western avenue, from Brighton to Cambridge. 

IV. — Bridges Supported by Railroad Corporations. 

1st. — Boston ^ Albany R.R. 

Albany street, over Passenger tracks. 
Harrison avenue. 
Market street, Brighton. 
Tremont street. 
Washington street. 



Engineering Department. 9 

^d. — Boston ^ Maine R.R., Western Division. 

Main street. 
INIystic avenue. 

Scl. — Boston ^ 3faine B.R., Eastern Division. 

Main street. 
Mystic avenue. 

^th. — Boston, Revere Beach ^ Lynn R.R. 
Everett street. 

5th. — New York, Neiv Haven ^ Eartford R.R., Midland 

Divisio7i. 
Broadway. 
Dorchester avenue. 
Fifth street. 
Fourth street. 
Morton street, Dorchester. 
Norfolk street, Dorchester. 
Norfolk street, Dorchester. 
Second street. 
Silver street. 
Sixth street. 
Third street. 
Washington street, Dorchester. 

6th. — New York, New Haven ^ Hartford R.R., Old Colony 

Division. 
Adams street. 
Cedar Grove Cemetery. 
Freeport street. 
Savin Hill avenue. 

7th. — N. Y., N. H. ^ H. R.R., Providence Division. 

Albany street. 

Beech street. West Roxbury. 

Bellevue street, West Roxbury. 

Berkeley street. 

Broadway. 

Canterbury street, West Roxbury. 

Castle square. 

Centre and Mt. Vernon streets. West Roxbury. 

Columbus avenue. 

Dartmouth street. 



10 City Document No. 14. 

Dudley avenue, West Roxbury. 
Harrison avenue. 
Park street, West Roxbury. 
Washington street. 

Recapitulatiox of Bridges. 

I. Number wholly supported by Boston . . 68 

II. Number of which Boston supports that part 

within its limits . . . . . . 14 

HI. Number of which Boston pays a part of the 

cost of maintenance ..... 16 

IV. Number supported by railroad corporations : 

1. Boston & Albany ...... 5 

2. Boston & Maine, Western Division . . 2 

3. Boston & Maine, Eastern Division ... 2 

4. Boston, Revere Beach & Lynn Railroad . . 1 

5. N. Y., N. H. & H. R.R., Midland Division . 12 

6. N. Y., N. H. & H. R.R., Old Colony Division . 4 

7. N. Y., N. H. & H. R.R., Providence Division . J^ 

Total 138 

Agassiz-road Bridge (in the Fens). 

This bridge was built in 1887, of brick and stone masonry. 
It is maintained by the Park Department, and is in good 
condition. 

Albany-street Bridge (over the Boston cf Albany R.R. Freight 
tracks). 

The original structure was built in 1856-57, and rebuilt in 
1867-68. The present bridge was built in 1886-87, and is 
maintained in part by the City of Boston, and in part by the 
Boston & Albany Railroad. 

Attention has been called in the reports for the past three 
years to the rusty condition of the portion of this bridge 
below the flooring. As the passenger tracks under the 
bridge have been removed there is no good reason for longer 
delaying the work of cleaning and painting the floor beams 
and bottom chord bars. 

The iron railmg has rusted so badly that the web plates in 
some of the sections have entirely disappeared, and the railing 
is in such condition that it cannot be considered safe. The 
sidewalk planking is very thin, and should be renewed. It is 
recommended that this bridge be repaired and painted early 
this season. 



Engineering Department. 11 

Alhany-street Bridge (over Boston ^ Albany R.R. Passenger 
tracks'). 

This is a new structure built the past year over the new 
location of the tracks of the Boston & Albany Railroad lead- 
ing to the South Station. The new structure consists of 
steel-built beams twenty-eight inches deep and about fifty- 
three feet span, spaced thirty-six inches on centres. Between 
the beams, arches are turned of two courses of bricks and 
filled solid with concrete. The wearing surface is of asphalt. 

Allston Bridge (over the Boston ^ Albany R.R., Brighton). 

This is an iron bridge, built in 1892. The fences and the 
ironwork below the flooring should be cleaned and painted as 
recommended in last year's report, and when the painting is 
done a new lower floor should be laid. 

Arhorivay Bridge (over Stony hrooJc, in Parkway, near Forest 
Hills Station). 

This is a wooden bridge resting on abutments of vulcan- 
ized spruce piles. The stringers and under-planking are of 
vulcanized hard pme. It was built in 1893, and is main- 
tained by the Park Department. The bridge has been 
sheathed during the year, and is now in good condition. 

Ashland-street Bridge (over Providence Division, Neiv York, 
New Haven ^ Hartford R.R., West Roxbury). 

The present structure is of iron, and was built in 1875. 
The fence on the southerly side has been rebuilt during the 
year, and the bridge is now in good condition. 

Ashmont-street and Dorchester-avenue Bridge (over Old Coloyiy 
Division, Netv York, Neiv Haven ^ Hartford R.R.). 

This is a wooden bridge formerly maintained by the rail- 
road company. It was lengthened on the Boston side in 
1895, and now the city maintains 75 feet of the northerly 
part. The fence needs painting ; the bridge is in good con- 
dition. 

Athens-street Bridge (over Midland Division, New York, New 
Haven ^ Hartford R.R.). 

This is an iron bridge, built in 1874. The bridge is in 
poor condition ; it should be stripped and painted, and the 
upper woodwork should be renewed. 



12 City Document No. 14. 

Auduhon-road Bridge (^over the Boston ^ Albany R.B.^. 

This is a steel-plate girder bridge, built in 1893-94, and 
is now in good condition. It is maintained by the Park 
Department. 

Beacon-street Bridge (^over Outlet of the Fens}. 

This is an iron bridge, built in 1880-81. The deck is in 
poor condition, and should be renewed, and the sidewalks 
should be replanked. 

Beacon-street Bridge (over Boston ^ Albany R.R.}. 

This is an iron bridge, built in 1884-85, widened in 
1887-88, and the central roadway further widened in 1890 
for the convenience and at the expense of the Street Rail- 
way Company. The roadway needs sheathing, and the facias 
should be repaired, otherwise the bridge is in good condition. 

Bellevue-street Bridge (over Muddy River., in Riverway}. 

This is a segmental masonry arch of 44 feet span and 
15 feet rise. It was built in 1893 by the Park Departments 
of Boston and Brookline, and is maintained jointly by them. 

Berkeley-street Bridges (over Boston ^ Albany R.R.^ and 
Providence Division, N. Y., K H. ^ H. R.R.). 

The bridge over the tracks of the Boston & Albany Rail- 
road was originally built for the Boston Water Power Com- 
pany and accepted by the city in 1869. The structure over 
these tracks is a through plate girder bridge, and was built 
in 1891. During the past year a second bridge of the same 
type has been built over the new tracks of the New York, 
New Haven & Hartford Railroad. The south abutment of 
the old bridge was replaced by a granite masonry pier about 
3 feet wide and the span shortened about 8 feet. This work 
was done by the railroad company. The iron work of the 
«pan over the Boston & Albany Railroad needs painting, and 
the temporary fence at the north-easterly corner of the 
bridge should be replaced by a more permanent railing. 

Berkeley-street Bridge (over Providence Division, New York, 
New Haven ^ Hartford R.R.}. 

This bridge has been reported for a number of years to be 
in a poor condition, and only such repairs as seemed abso- 
lutely necessary to keep the bridge in a safe condition for 
travel have been made. As the railroad tracks have been 



Engineering Department. IB 

removed it is probable that this bridge can l)e removed in tlie 
near future. It shoukl, however, be watched very closely, 
and the sheathing kept in good condition. 

Bernier-street Foot-bridge (over Bridle Path in Riverway). 

This is a semi-circular masonry arch of 38 feet 4 inches 
span. It was built in 1893, and is maintained by the Park 
Department. 

Bernier-street Foot-bridge (over Muddy River'). 

This is a segmental masonry arch of 52 feet span and 14 
feet rise. It was built in 1893 by the Park Departments of 
Boston and Brookline, and is maintained jointly by them. 

BerivicTc-park Foot-bridge (over Providence Division., New 
York., New Haven ^ Hartford R.R.). 

This is an iron foot-bridge, erected in 1894. The iron 
stairs and piers were new, but the trusses and floor-beams 
were those built for Franklin street in 1883. It is now in 
good condition. 

Blakemo re-street Bridge (over Providence Division, New York, 
New Haven ^ Hartford R.R.). 

This is an iron bridge, built in 1881-82. In the annual 
reports for 1897 and 1898 the recommendation has been 
made that this bridge " be painted, and the under planking 
renewed." This planking is now in such a state that it 
must be relaid this year to maintain the bridge in a safe con- 
dition. It should be painted when the planking is laid. 

Bolton-street Bridge (over Midland Division, New York, New 
Haven ^ Hartford R.R.). 

This is a wooden bridge, built in 1889. The fences 
should be repaired and painted ; otherwise the bridge is in 
good condition. 

Boston-street Bridge (over Old Colony Division, New York, 
New Haven ^ Hartford R.R.). 
See page 169. 

Boylston-street Arch Bridge (in the Fens). 

This is a stone arch bridge, built in 1881. It is in good 
condition. 



14 City Document No. 14. 

Boylston-street Bridge (^over Boston ^ Albans/ R.R.'). 

This is an iron bridge, built in 1886-88. The ironwork 
below the floor of the bridge, although pamted in 1895, is 
now very rusty. The sidewalk planking is very thin and 
should be renewed, and the facias should be repaired. 

Bridle-path Bridge (over Muddy River, in the Riverway^. 

This is a masonry bridge of three arches ; the central arch 
is elliptical in form, with a span of 30 feet and a rise of 9 
feet 6 inches ; the side arches are semi-circular, 15 feet in 
diameter. It was built in 1894, and is maintained by the 
Park Department. It is in good condition. 

Broadway Bridge (over Fort Point Channel}. 

This is an iron bridge. It was built in 1869-71, and the 
draw and its foundation were rebuilt in 1874-75. The 
bridge was temporarily strengthened in 1893, to allow elec- 
tric cars to use it, and the woodwork on the draw was re- 
newed in 1896. Only ordinary repairs have been made; the 
sidewalks, the lower planking of the main bridge and the 
fender piers are in poor condition, the draw foundation 
should be pointed, the fences are out of line, two of the iron 
columns have been injured by cars, the iron hangers over 
the railroad are rusty, and should be uncovered and 
thoroughly examined ; owing to the work of building Broad- 
way and Albany-street bridges over the railroad this bridge 
is not used by the street cars, and during part of the year 
it was closed to team travel. 

Broadivay Bridge (over Boston ^ Albany R.R.}. 

The iron bridge, built in 1880-81 has been removed dur- 
ing the past year and a new bridge is now under construc- 
tion. The old southerly abutment was also removed to 
permit of the new alignment of the tracks leading to the 
South Station, and three granite piers built to support the 
southerly ends of the new trusses and the northerly ends of 
the beams of the new bridge over the tracks of the Prov- 
idence Division of the New York, New Haven & Hartford 
Railroad. It is expected that the new structure will be 
opened for travel early in the summer. 

Broadway Bridge (over Providence Bivisioyi, New York, 
New Haven ^ Hartford R.R.}. 

This is a new structure, built the past year over the tracks 
leading to the new South Station. This bridge is similar to 



Engikeering Department. 15 

that on Albany street over the Boston & Albany Railroad, 
consisting of 28-inch steel built-beanis, about 53 feet span, 
spaced from 30 to 36 inches on centres, with brick and con- 
crete arches, and an asphalt wearing surface. 

Brookline-avenue Bridge (over Boston ^- Albany R.R.^. 

This is an iron bridge, built in 1884. It is in good con- 
dition with the exception of the wooden facias, which are 
somewhat rotten, and need repairing generally ; the whole 
bridge should be painted during the coming year. 

Brookline-avenue Bridge (over Muddy River, in the River- 
way'). 

This is a semi-circular masonry arch of 15 feet span. It 
was built m 1892 by the Park Departments of Boston and 
Brookline, and is maintained by them jointly. 

Byron-street Bridge (over Boston, Revere Beach ^ Lynn 
R.R.}. 

This is a wooden bridge, built in 1889. The sidewalks 
and bulkheads need repairing, and the nests under the bridge 
made by the English sparrows should be removed ; otherwise 
the bridge is in fair condition. 

Cambridge-street Bridge (from Brighton to Cambridge'). 

This is a wooden pile bridge with a wooden leaf draw. It 
was rebuilt in 1881; the draw was rebuilt in 1891. The 
bridge is in the care of the Commissioners for the Boston 
and Cambridge bridges, and the city pays one-half the cost 
of maintenance. Last fall the Boston Elevated Railroad 
Company laid a second track across the bridge, adding two 
new draw arms and a header to each leaf of the draw ; some 
of the channel piles were strengthened, and the decks- on the 
Boston side of the main bridge and draw were repaired. On 
the Boston side the abutment, pier, and fender-guard need 
repairing, and some of the deck planking needs renewal ; one 
draw arm on the Cambridge side should be renewed. 

Canal, or Craigie's Bridge. 

This is a wooden pile bridge, with a wooden turn-table 
draw. The city pays one-half the cost of maintenance. The 
bridge was originally built in 1808, was rebuilt in 1852, and 
again rebuilt and widened in 1874. The bridge is in the 
care of the Commissioners for the Boston and Cambridge 



16 City Document No. 14. 

bridges. The wharf has been strengthened by the addition 
of a few timbers, but it is still in a poor condition ; some of 
the paving has been relaid, new shafting furnished, and 
general repairs made. The sidewalks, sidewalk bulkheads, 
and fencing that have not recently been rebuilt are poor, and 
need rebuilding; additional stringers are needed near the 
draw, and some pile work is needed near the ends of the 
bridge ; some of the spur-shores need refitting ; the roadway 
pavement needs repairing ; the up-stream fender-guard is in 
a very poor condition ; the draw, draw-pier, and wharf need 
extensive repairs, and the bridge sliould be painted. 

Castle Island Foot-bridge (^from Marine Park to Castle 
Island'). 

This is a temporary foot-bridge, built in 1892, and is main- 
tained by the Park Department. It connects the Marine 
park with Castle Island, and is furnished with a draw, so that 
if desired by the United States authorities, the island can be 
cut off from the shore. Repairs are needed on the fence and 
planking, and the bridge should be painted ; otherwise the 
bridge is in fair condition. 

Castle-square Bridge (over Providence Division N. F., N. H. 
^ H. R.R.y 

For the purpose of supporting the streets over the exten- 
sion of the tracks of the New York, New Haven & Hartford 
Railroad to the South Station a two-span bridge has been 
built extending from Chandler street across Castle square 
and down Castle street to Village street, a total length of 
about 576 ft. The bridge as built consists of 18-inch steel 
I-beams of about 27 ft. clear span spaced from 2 to 3 ft. 
on centres and brick arches turned between the beams, the 
whole filled solid with concrete. The wearing surface is of 
asphalt, two inches in thickness. The southerly abutments 
of the bridges on Ferdinand and Tremont streets were 
removed, and a continuous brick pier 3 ft. in width built to 
support the southerly ends of these bridges, as well as the 
northerly ends of the beams of this bridge. An intermediate 
brick pier 2 ft. in width was also built the entire length of 
the bridge. 

Central-avenue Bridge (over JVeponset River, Dorchester 
Lower Mills'). 

This is an iron bridge, and was built in 1876. The city 
maintains the part within its limits. The bridge has been 
painted, and breaks in the deck have been repaired. The 



Engineering Department. 17 

woodwork of the roadway is in poor condition ; the bridge 
should be stripped, the upper part of the floor-beams should 
be cleaned and painted, and the woodwork renewed. 

Charles-river Bridge (from Bostoii to Charlestotvn^. 

This is a wooden pile bridge with an iron draw. The 
present bridge was built in 1854-55; the draw was built in 
1870. A contract has been made for removing that part of the 
bridge between the harbor lines as authorized by the Acts of 
the Legislature, and tlie bridge was closed to travel Decem- 
ber 22. The ends of the bridge are in fair condition, but will 
require some repairing near the harbor lines. 

Charlesgate Bridge (in the Fens, over Boston cf Albany R.R.'). 

This is an iron bridge, built in 1881-82, and is maintained 
by the Park Department. It has been closed part of the 
year on account of the construction of the bridge over Ips- 
wich street. It is in good condition. 

Charlesgate Bridge (in the Fens, over Ipswich Street'). 
See page 164. 

Chelsea Bridge (over Boston ^ Maine R.R.). 

This is an iron bridge, built by the Boston & Maine Rail- 
road Company in 1894, and is over the railroad location. 
The surface of the bridge is maintained by the city ; the 
remainder by the railroad company. The wheel-guard on 
the bridge is too narrow, the fences need repairing and paint- 
ing ; otherwise the bridge is in good condition. 

Chelsea Bridge, North (over North Channel, Mystic River). 

The city maintains the part within its limits. The original 
structure was built in 1802-3. The piles under the main 
bridge were driven in 1880. The upper part of the bridge, 
the draw and draw foundation, were built in 1895. General 
repairs have been made. The bridge needs painting, and the 
sidewalk planking needs small repairs ; the old fender-guard 
is in poor condition ; otherwise the bridge is in good condition. 
The draw way of this bridge will soon be widened from 
forty-five feet to sixty feet, and while the work is being done 
travel, will be carried around the draw on a temporary bridge. 
See page 164. 



18 City Docuiment No. 14. 

Chelsea Bridge, South (over South Channel, Mystic River'). 

This is a pile bridge with an iron draw. The original 
bridge were built in 1802-3. The piles of the present bridge 
were driven, and the draw was built in 1877. That part of 
the bridge above the girder caps was rebuilt at a higher 
grade, and the draw was raised in 1895. The fencing has 
been painted, the waterways and piers repaired, and other 
general repairs have been made. The fender-guards and 
the top of the pier are in poor condition, and the water 
ways need repairing; the sidewalk stringers and facias on 
the draw need renewal, and the iron brackets need repairing ; 
otherwise, the bridge is in good condition. 

Chelsea-street Bridge (from East Boston to Chelsea). 

This is a wooden pile bridge, with an iron swing draw; 
the original bridge was built in 1834; was rebuilt in 1848, 
1873, and again in 1894-95. The iron fence on the draw 
needs painting, and the wooden fence needs repaning ; the 
bridge is in good condition. 

Circuit-drive Bridge {over Scarhoro' Pond, in Franklin Park). 

This is an elliptical masonry arch of 30 feet span and 6 
feet 3 inches rise. It was built in 1893, and is maintained 
by the Park Department. 

Columbus-avenue Bridges (over Boston ^ Albany R.R. and 
Providence Division N. J., N. H. ^ H. R.R.). 

The bridge over the Boston & Albany Railroad was built 
in 1876-77. The old south abutment has been replaced 
during the year by a new pier which now supports the 
north end of the new bridge over the tracks of the N. Y., 
N. H. & H. R.R. as well as the south end of the old bridge 
over the B. & A. R.R. The old bridge has been shortened 
about eleven feet at its south end, the work being done by 
the railroad company and with the exception of the absence 
of pamt on the new steel-work added in makmg necessary 
changes, the construction has been done in a very satisfactory 
manner. 

The new bridge over the extension of the tracks to the 
South Station is in two spans of about twenty-six feet, in 
the clear. It consists of 18-inch I-beams spaced from two 
to three feet on centres, with brick and concrete arches and 
an asphalt pavement. The centre pier is two feet wide, 
built of brick with blue-stone belt courses. 



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Commercial Point or Tenean Bridge (^Dorchester}. 

This is a wooden pile bridge with a wooden leaf draw, 
built in 1875. This bridge is in poor condition; the draw 
and most of the woodwork above the piles should be 
renewed. 

Commonwealth-avenue Bridge (in the Fens). 

This is an iron bridge, and was built in 1881-82. It has 
been sheathed during the year, and is now in good condition. 

Congress-street Bridge (over Fort Point Channel). 

This is a wooden pile bridge with an iron turn-table draw 
on a stone foundation, and was built in 1874-75. Some of 
the sidewalk near the Boston end and part of the roadway- 
flooring are in very poor condition. The track circles are 
much worn, the roadway paving and the fender-guards are 
in poor condition, the spur shores on the pier need refitting. 
The draw should be provided with new tracks, the lower 
chord should be uncovered, examined, repaired if necessary, 
and be painted ; the centre of the bridge and part of the 
gutter and sidewalk should be uncovered, the poor timber 
and planking should be renewed, and the bridge repaved, 
and repairs are needed on the cross bracing, fender-guards, 
iron on channel way, ends of draw and draw landings ; the 
sidewalk on the draw needs renewal. Part of the top of the 
pier has been rebuilt, and the whole top except a small por- 
tion near the draw has been rebuilt within two years. Work 
has commenced on building two shelters over the sidewalk 
near the draw and painting the fence. 

In connection with the work of abolishing the grade cross- 
ing on Congress street, a sea-wall has been built twenty feet 
outside the northerly line of this bridge, between the harbor 
line and the abutment, on the Boston side of the channel, 
and the work of filling solid this portion of the bridge is now 
in progress. 

Cornwall-street Bridge (over Stony Brook., West Roxbury'). 

This is a small wooden bridge, built in 1892. It is in 
good condition. 

Cottage Farm Bridge (over Boston ^ Albany JR.R., 
Brighton). 

The present bridge was built in 1895-96. With the ex- 
ception of the plate girders on the outside lines of the bridge, 
and some special construction under the sidewalks, the super- 



20 City Document No. 14. 

structure is composed of twenty inch steel beams filled be- 
tween with brick arches and Portland cement concrete, on 
which is a wearing surface of Sicilian rock asphalt. The 
sheet lead on the lower flanges of the beams has been torn 
off in places. The bridge is in good condition. 

Cottage-street Foot-bridge {over flats, East Boston'). 

This is a wooden pile bridge, built in 1889, for foot travel 
only. Some of the piles are commencing to decay. The 
cross-bracing is poor, and should be renewed, where necessary ; 
the flooring and the fences at the ends of the bridge need 
repairing ; otherwise, the bridge is in fair condition. 

Dartmouth-street Bridges {over Boston ^ Albany R.R. and 
Providence Division, N. F., iV^. S. ^ H. R.R.). 

The bridge over the Boston & Albany Railroad was 
built in 1878-79. Very extensive changes have been made 
in this bridge during the past year by the railroad companies 
necessitated by the new location of the tracks of the N. Y., 
N. H. & H. R.R., leading to the South Station and the 
abandoning of the tracks connecting this road with the B. & 
A. R.R. The old south abutment and the pier just north of 
the main line of the B. & A. R.R. were entirely removed, 
and a new face added to the old north abutment so that it 
should be parallel with the tracks of the latter road. The 
old plate girder span over the tracks connecting the two 
roads was removed entirely, and the main truss span was 
moved north-easterly from its original position, 83 feet 8 
inches along the line of the street and lowered eighteen 
inches, a new abutment being built at the proper location to 
support the southerly end of this bridge and the northerly 
end of the new bridge over the tracks of the N. Y., N. H. & 
H. R.R. 

This bridge should be painted at once. The flooring 
should be removed, and a careful examination of the stringers 
made to ascertain if any have been injured during the mov- 
ing. The sidewalk plank should be renewed. 

The new bridge is built of 15-inch steel I-beams, spaced 2 
feet 6 inches on centres under the roadway and 3 feet 6 
inches on centres under the sidewalks, supported on steel 
columns, the span of the beams being from fourteen to 
seventeen feet in the clear. Between the beams arches are 
turned, built of two courses of brick and filled solid with 
concrete, on which rests a wearing surface of asphalt, two 
inches in thickness. 



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Dorchester-street Bridge (^over Old Qolony Division, New 
York, Neiv Haven and Hartford R.R.^. 

This is an iron bridge, built in 1869. It is principally 
maintained by the railroad company, and was repaired and 
put in fair condition in 1893 ; it is, however, too light a 
structure for the street-car traffic now passing over it. 

Dover-street Bridge (over Fort Point Channel^. 

This was originally a wooden pile bridge, built in 1805, 
rebuilt in 1858-59, and again in 1876. In 1893-94, upon 
the abolition of the grade crossing of the Old Colony Rail- 
road, the present iron structure restmg on masonry piers 
was built. The Boston Electric Light Company have placed 
a conduit under the pier, channel, and bridge ; part of the 
conduit is carried by the bridge and part is supported on 
new piling. This bridge needs painting, and work has 
already been commenced on it. The sidewalk planking on 
the draw is poor, and should be renewed. The upper parts 
of the old draw piers are in poor condition, and should be 
rebuilt. The planking on the channelway needs repairing ; 
some new track is needed for the draw ; the rack should be 
realigned in order that the draw may be reversed ; the piers 
need repointing. 

Ellicott-arch Bridge (in Franklin Park'). 

This is a semi-circular masonry arch of 17 feet 6 inches 
span. It was built in 1889, and is maintained by the Park 
Department. 

Fssex-street Bridge (^from Brighton to Cambridge). 

This bridge is in the care of the Commissioners for the 
Boston and Cambridge bridges ; the city pays one-half the 
cost of maintenance. It is a wooden pile bridge, with a 
wooden leaf draw, and was originally built in 1850 ; the draw 
was rebuilt in 1891 ; the woodwork above the piles was 
renewed in 1896. The draw has been redecked, and gen- 
eral repairs have been made. The up-river pier is in very 
poor condition, the top work needs renewal ; and the cross 
bracing needs repairing ; the bridge should be painted ; one 
Samson post needs additional fastening ; the draw-way should 
be replanked; the curb irons on the Cambridge side need 
regulating, and the staging under the bridge on the Boston 
side needs strengthening. 



22 City Document No. 14. 

Everett-street Bridge {over Boston ^ Albany R.R., Brighton). 

This is an iron bridge, built in 1891, by the Boston & 
Albany Railroad Company. The bridge needs painting and 
slight repairs to some of the woodwork. 

Federal-street Bridge Qover Fort Point Channel). 

This is a wooden pile bridge, with a double retractile iron 
draw, and was rebuilt in 1891-92. The entu-e bridge was 
painted last fall ; the track timbers, which were forced up by 
the pile driving done by the Boston Terminal Company, have 
been trimmed, the trucks have been cleaned without being 
taken apart. The cross bracing irons on the waterway, and 
the sills on the pier need repairing ; the sidewalks and central 
way on the draw need replanking, and a set of spare trucks 
should be provided. The draw works much easier than it 
did, but should it work hard during the hot weather the 
trucks should be taken apart and cleansed, and some of the 
rails may have to be realigned. 

Fen Bridge (in the Fens). 
This bridge was built in 1891-92. It is in good condition. 

Ferdinand-street Bridge (over Boston ^ Albany R.R.). 

This is an iron bridge, built in 1892. 

The span of this bridge has been shortened on account of 
changes in location of railroad tracks, about three feet being 
cut from its southerly end. The old south abutment was 
replaced by a brick pier three feet wide which also supports 
the northerly end of the new bridge at Castle square. This 
work was done by the railroad companies. The fences of 
the bridge have been painted during the year, but the fence 
on the retaining-wall adjoining the bridge at its north-west- 
erly end still remains in a damaged condition. The lower 
planking of the bridge is poor, and should be renewed. 

Forest Hills Entrance Bridge (in Franklin Park). 

This bridge was built in 1894-95. It is maintained by 
the Park Department, and is in good condition. 

Gold-street Bridge (over Midland Division., New York, New 
Haven ^ Hartford R.R.). 

This bridge was built in 1895, replacing a foot-bridge 
which was built in 1890. The fences are badly cut and 
dirty, and should be repaired ; the bridge should be painted, 



Engineering Department. 23 

and the roadway should be resheathed ; the walls need some 
repomting. 

G-ranite Bridge (^from Dorchester to Milton^. 

This is a wooden pile bridge, with a wooden leaf draw. 
The city maintains the part within its limits. The bridge 
was originally built in 1837. The bridge has been redecked 
with 4-in. hard pine, and a new header has been put on the 
draw. The sidewalk should be patched, the draw chain 
needs refastening, the up-river pier needs replanking, the 
abutment should be repaired, and the bridge should be 
painted. 

Harrison-avenue Bridges (over Boston tf Albany R.R. and 
Providence Division^ New York, New Haven ^ Hart- 
ford B.R}. 

The present bridge over the Boston & Albany Railroad 
tracks was built in 1886. During the past year the south 
abutment was removed, and a granite pier 3 feet wide built, 
which supports the south end of the old bridge and the north 
end of the new bridge over the tracks of the Providence 
Division of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad. 
About two feet was cut off from the south end of the old 
bridge, and that end raised about 12 inches. The northerly 
end was raised about 6 inches. The new bridge is a through 
plate girder bridge, similar to that over Washington street, 
with the exception of the floor beams, which in this bridge 
are about 20 inches deep and about 33 feet long. 

Harvard Bridge (from Boston to Cambridge) . 

This is an iron bridge, with an iron turn-table draw, and 
was built in 1887-91. The bridge is in the care of two 
Conunissioners, one appointed from Boston, and one from 
Cambridge, and the expense of maintenance is borne equally 
by each city. The roadway has been sheathed during the 
year, and some painting done. 

Harvard-street Bridge (over Midland Division^ Neiv YcrJc^ 
New Haven ^ Hartford B.B., Dorchester'). 

The sidewalks are supported by the city, the roadway by 
the railroad; the brickwork under one of the walks is in 
poor condition ; otherwise the bridge is in good condition. 

Huntington-avenue Bridge (over Boston ^ Albany B.R.). 

This is an iron bridge. It was built in 1872, and in 
1876-77 the abutments were rebuilt and the bridge widened 



24 City Document No. 14. 

by the addition of two new girders. In 1896, in conse- 
quence of changes in the grade of the avenue, the floor was 
entirely rebuilt, the ironwork thoroughly cleaned and painted, 
and new girders added for supporting the water-pipes. The 
bridge is in good condition. 

Ipswich-street Bridge (^over Waterway in the Fens^. 

This bridge was built in 1898, and consists of steel beams 
of depths varying from 10 inches in the gutter to 20 inches 
on the outer lines of the bridge ; they are spaced from 2 feet 
to 3 feet 2 inches apart ; the spaces between the beams and 
above them to within 2^ inches of the surface of the 
street are filled with Portland cement concrete ; sheets of 
expanded metal are imbedded in the concrete 2 inches above 
the under surface, this surface being flush with the bottoms 
of the beams; on top of the concrete an asphalt covering 
was laid 2^ inches thick. There is a sidewalk 8 feet in 
width on the southerly side of the bridge, but none on the 
northerly side, a curb being placed on this side 1 fopt from 
the outer line. The depth of the bridge is 20 inches on the 
outside lines, 19 inches at the sidewalk curb and 14 inches 
in the gutter. The surface of the bridge is 61 feet in length 
by 50 feet in width. 

Irvington-street Foot-bridge (over Providence Division^ New 
York, New Haven ^ Hartford R.R.). 

This is an iron foot-bridge, built in 1892, and is now in 
good condition. 

L-street Bridge (over Reserved Channel, South Boston). 

This is a wooden pile bridge, with an iron retractile draw. 
It was built in 1892. The under part of the draw and the 
houses have been painted. Some of the pier plank and 
fencing need refastening, and two piles in the fender-guard 
need renewal. The bridge is in good condition. 

Lever ett-Pond Foot-bridge (in Lever ett Park). 

This is a segmental masonry arch of 24 feet span and 5 
feet 5 inches rise. It was built in 1894, and is maintained 
by the Park Department. 

Ley den-street Bridge {over Boston, Revere Beach ^ Lynn 
R.R.). 

This is an iron bridge, built in 1889. The roadway is 
generally very dirty, and should be cleaned oftener. The 



Engineering Department. 25 

hand-rails should be painted ; otherwise the bridge is in 
good condition. 

Linden Park-street Bridge [over Stony Brook). 

This is a wooden bridge, built in 1887. The sidewalk 
planking is very thin, and should be renewed, and the entire 
bridge painted. 

Longwood-avenue Bridge {over Muddy River and Boston 
^ Albany R.R.). 

The original structure was built in 1857, and rebuilt in 
1877. During the past year the work on the new masonry 
bridge has been completed. The structure consists of a large 
arch of 100 feet span crossing Muddy river and a portion of 
the park, and a smaller arch of about 31 feet span crossing 
the Boston & Albany Railroad. The length of the masonry 
portion of the bridge is about 220 feet, and the width between 
parapet walls about 56 feet. The bridge was built by the 
Park Departments of Boston and Brookline, and is main- 
tained jointly by them. 

Maiden Bridge (from Charlestown to Uverett). 

The present structure was built in 1875, and the draw in 
1892. Only general repah's have been made. The bridge is 
in poor condition, and will soon be rebuilt. See page 171. 

Massachusetts-avenue Bridge (over Boston ^ Albany R.R.'). 

This is an iron bridge, built in 1876. It was thoroughly 
repaired in 1893, with the exception of the wooden fences. 
These fences are now in very poor condition, and should be 
rebuilt, and the middle and westerly sections of the roadway 
should be redecked. 

Massachusetts-avenue Bridge {over Providence Division, 
New York Netv Haven ^ Hartford B.R.'). 

This is an iron bridge, built in 1876. It is in good con- 
dition with the exception of the lower planking and sidewalk 
planking; these should be renewed. 

Mattapan Bridge (from Dorchester to Milton'). 

The city maintains the part within its limits. This is an 
old iron bridge, and is in a dangerous condition, and it should 
be replaced by a stone bridge ; only general repairs have 
been made. 



26 City Document No. 14. 

Meridian-street Bridge (from East Boston to Chelsea^. 

This is a wooden pile bridge, with a wooden turn-table 
draw on a pile foundation. The original structure was built 
in 1858. It was rebuilt soon afterwards, and was widened 
and rebuilt in 1884, excepting the draw, which was built in 
1875-76. The chords of the draw were rebuilt in 1896. 
The waterways are in poor condition, some of the piles 
should be replaced, the ribbons, caps, planking and irons 
need renewal in places ; the wharf and part of the draw 
should be redecked, the facias on the sidewalks are getting 
poor, the stringers and bulkhead at the Boston end of the 
channel need strengthening, the draw should be furnished 
with some new rack, the track is getting much worn, one of 
the rods under the draw should be repaired, and one pile 
under the sidewalk should be spliced. 

Milton Bridge (from Dorchester to Milton). 

The city maintains the part within its limits. The origi- 
nal structure is very old. It was widened in 1871-72. The 
older part of this bridge was built of stone, and the widen- 
ing is an iron structure on stone columns. The bridge 
should be painted, the sidewalk planking should be renewed, 
and additional stringers should be placed under the up-stream 
sidewalk ; one of the cap-stones over the first waterway is 
cracked. 

Mt. Washington-avenue Bridge (over Fort Point Channel). 

This is a wooden pile bridge, with an iron draw. It was 
built in 1854, and rebuilt in 1870-71 ; this bridge is in poor 
condition. It has the only draw of importance in the city 
that is moved by hand-power ; the draw-pier is in poor con- 
dition, and is so low that it is covered with water at every 
high course of tides. The sidewalks, draw landings, bracing 
on bents, roadway pavement and one of the fender-guards 
are in very poor condition, the waterways are out of repair, 
the foundation of the house is in poor condition. The bridge 
should be rebuilt. 

Neponset Bridge (from Dorchester to Quinoy). 

The city maintains the part within its limits. The origi- 
nal structure was built in 1802, and the present one in 
1877. The draw is too heavy to be handled by hand, and 
should be replaced by a turn-table draw. Only general 
repairs have been made. The up-stream draw arm has been 



Engineeeing Department. 2T 

struck and bent, and a hole was made through the web. The 
piers and fender-guards need extensive repairs, and the draw 
should be painted. 

Neptune-road Bridge {over Boston, Revere Beach ^ Lynn 
R.E.). 

This is an iron bridge, built in 1887-88, and is main- 
tained by the Park Department. The roadway plank should 
be renewed ; otherwise the bridge is in good condition. 

Newton-street Bridge (over Provideiice Division, Neiv York, 
New Raven ^ Hartford R.R.y 

This is an iron bridge, built in 1872. It is in good con- 
dition, excepting the concrete sidewalks, which should be 
resurfaced. 

North Beacon-street Bridge (from Brighton to Watertown'). 

The city maintains the part within its limits. This is a 
wooden pile bridge with a wooden leaf draw. The original 
structure was built in 1822, and the present one in 1884. 
The bridge is in poor condition ; the old draw arms, which 
were not renewed in 1898, are weak, some of the piles and 
deck planking need renewal, the stringers have begun ta 
decay; the wheel-guard needs repairing; the painting and 
the pier are in poor condition. 

North Harvard-street Bridge (from Brighton to Cambridge). 

The city maintains the part within its limits. This bridge 
was originally built in 1662, and was rebuilt, except the 
piling, in 1879 ; the draw was built in 1891. The bridge is 
in the care of the Commissioners for the Boston and Cam- 
bridge bridges ; the city pays one-half the cost of mainte- 
nance. A new house has been built on the Boston side, and 
ordinary repairs have been made. The abutment, piling, 
roadway plank and fence are in poor condition ; the counter- 
balances need additional rear strikers. This bridge should 
be replaced with a new and wider structure, more in keep- 
ing with the improvements recently made in the vicinity. 

Prison-Point Bridge (from Charlestown to Cambridge). 

This bridge was originally built in 1833, and the present 
structure was built in 1876-77. It is a wooden pile bridge, 
with an iron leaf draw. The bridge is in the care of the 
Commissioners for the Boston and Cambridge bridges ; the 



28 City Document No. 14. 

city pays one-half tlie cost of maintenance. It is in poor 
condition. Two sidewalks have been rebuilt. The draw, 
machinery, hinges, two sidewalks and the woodwork on the 
main bridge near the channel need thorough repairing ; the 
top of the pier also needs repairing ; this bridge Avill prob- 
ably be soon rebuilt at a higher grade, owing to the abolish- 
ing of the grade crossing of the Boston & Maine Railroad. 

Public Garden Foot-bridge. 

This is an iron bridge. It was built in 1867, and was 
thoroughly repaired in 1887. The bridge is now in fair con- 
dition, but will need resheathing this year. 

Scarboro' Pond Foot-bridge (in Franklin Park). 

This is an elliptical masonry arch of 40 feet span and 8 
feet 3 inches rise. It was built in 1893, and is maintained 
by the Park Department. 



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Shawmut-avenue Bridge (over Boston ^ Albany B.R., and 
Providence Division., New York., New Haven ^ Hart- 
ford R.R.). 

This is an iron bridge, built in 1871, although it was 
cleaned and painted in 1897, parts of it, particularly over 
the main tracks, are very rusty. The only changes made at 
this bridge to accommodate the new arrangement of tracks 
leading to the South Station were the raising of the southerly 
end 10 inches, and replacing the old centre pier, which was 6 
feet wide, with a new one only 3 feet wide. The recommenda- 
tion made in the annual reports for the last three years is 
again renewed, that the cast-iron covering over the sidewalk 
girders, which has not been removed since the bridge was 
built, to be taken off, so that a thorough examination can be 
made of the condition of these girders. 

Silver-street Bridge (over the Midland Division of the N. T"., 
N. H. ^ H. B.R.). 

This bridge was closed to team travel on account of its 
dangerous condition, during part of the year ; it was rebuilt 
and opened to travel last fall. 

Spring-street Bridge (from West Roxbury to Dedharri). 

This is a stone bridge. The city maintains the part within 
its limits. It is in good condition. 



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Stony-hrook Bridge (^in the Fens'). 

This is an ornamental brick arched, bridge, with stone 
facings, built in 1891-92, and maintained by the Park 
Department. It is in good condition. 

Summer-street Bridge (over Fort Point Channel'). 
See page 165. (Congress-street Grade Crossings.) 

Sivett-street Bridges (over South Bay Sluices). 

These are wooden bridges, built in 1875, as temporary 
structures; the westerly bridge was redecked in 1898 and, 
except the wing bulkheads, is in fair condition. The easterly 
bridge is in very poor condition, and extensive repairs should 
be made on it innnediately. Owing to the work of abolishing 
grade crossings this bridge has been practically closed to 
travel for some time, and the piling should be strengthened 
before travel is resumed. 

Tremont-street Bridge (over Muddy River). 

This is a semi-circular masonry arch of fifteen feet span- 
It was built in 1893, and is maintained by the Park Depart- 
ments of Boston and Brookline. 

Warren Bridge (from Boston to Charlestown) . 

This is a wooden pile bridge, with a double retractile iron 
draw. The present structure was built in 1883-84. Only 
general repairs have been made. The track timbers, fender- 
guards, upper parts of the pier and wharves, the planking on 
the waterway, the sidewalk bulkheads and the fencing are in 
poor condition ; the planking on the sidewalks is poor in 
places ; the curbs on the draw should be straightened. Some 
of the piles under the wharf supporting the draw tenders* 
house are broken, and the concrete walks on the Charlestown 
side of the draw need repairing. 

Washington-street Bridges (over Boston cj- Albany B.R. 
and Providence Division, iV. Y., iV. 21. ^ H. li.B.). 

The present bridge over the B. & A. R.R, tracks was built 
in 1870, excepting the sidewalk girders which were put in 
place in 1897. During the past year the south abutment 
was taken down, and a new granite pier built, three feet 
wide. The old bridge was moved about one foot southerly, 
and raised about nine inches. 



30 City Document No. 14. 

The new bridge over the tracks of the Providence Divi- 
sion of the N. Y., N. H. & H. R.R., which rests at its north- 
erly end on the new pier, is a through plate-girder bridge, 
consisting of four lines of girders six feet deep and fifty-four 
feet span over all. The roadway girders are spaced thirty- 
three feet on centres, and the roadway flooring is supported 
by floor-beams sixteen and one-quarter inches deep, spaced 
thirteen feet on centres. The flooring consists of two 
courses of planking, the lower one being four inches thick, 
and the upper one two inches. The stringers are 4 inches by 
12 inches, except under the street-car rails, where two 8 
inches by 14 inches are used, all being of hard-pine timber. 

West Boston Bridge (^from Boston to Cambridge'). 

This is a wooden pile bridge, with a wooden turn-table 
draw. The bridge was originally built in 1792-93, was 
rebuilt in 1854, and repaired in 1871 ; it is in the care of 
the Commissioners for the Boston and Cambridge bridges. 
This bridge was closed to travel Oct. 19, 1899, the travel 
going over the temporary highway bridge, which was built 
in 1898-99 to accommodate the travel until a new bridge 
should be built to replace West Boston bridge. See page 171. 

West Fourth-street Bridge (over Old Colony Division, New 
York, New Haven ^ Hartford R.RS). 

In 1893-94 the grade crossing of the Old Colony Railroad 
on this street was abolished, and an iron bridge built, extend- 
ing from the end of Dover-street bridge at the South Boston 
side of Fort Point channel to the easterly line of Foundry 
street. The surface is maintained by the city, the rest of 
the structure by the railroad company. The sidewalk plank- 
ing and the lower planking on the roadway are in poor con- 
dition, and should be renewed this year. The ironwork 
needs painting. 

West Rutland-square Foot-bridge (over Providence Division, 
New York, New Haven ^ Hartford R.R.). I 

This is an iron foot-bridge, built in 1882; it is now in 
good condition, except the planking which should be renewed 
this year. 

Western-avenue Bridge (from Brighton to Cambridge). 

The present bridge was built in 1879-80, and the draw in 
1891. It is in the care of the Commissioners for the Boston 
and Cambridge bridges, and the city pays one-half the cost 



Engineering Department. 31 

of maintenance. The Boston Elevated Railroad Company 
put a second track across the bridge in the fall, adding four 
new draw arms and renewing the headers ; six stringers and 
the cap at the draw landing on the Boston side, the planking 
on the Boston half of the draw, and some of the roadway 
planking were also renewed. The main bridge on the 
Cambridge side is in good condition ; the house on the 
Cambridge pier has been removed ; the planking on the piers 
and waterway needs repairing. On the Boston side, some 
of the piling needs strengthening, the fender-guard should be 
rebuilt, and the deck plank needs renewal in part; the draw 
piers are too short. 

Weste7-7i-avenue Bridge (^from Brighton to Watertoivn). 

The city maintains the part within its limits. This is a 
wooden pile bridge, with an iron draw, and was rebuilt in 
1892-93. The Watertowu end of the bridge has been 
painted. The draw and its bearings should be adjusted, and 
scupper-holes should be made in the flooring of the draw 
foundation. The casting, which supports the screw at the 
end bearing, on the up-stream end on the Watertown side, is 
cracked. 

Winthrop Bridge (^from Breed's Island to Winthrop). 

This is a pile bridge without a draw. It was originally 
built in 1839 ; it was rebuilt in 1851, and was extensively 
repaired in 1870. This is an old bridge, and is in poor con- 
dition ; the caps need additional fastenings ; a few bolsters 
and stringers need strengthening, and some new piles are 
needed immediately to replace others that have been destroyed 
by the limnoria. The fences should be repaired, and the 
sidewalk planking should be renewed. 

Wood Island Bark Foot-bridge. 

This is a new steel foot-bridge, built during the years 
1898 and 1899, and connects Prescott street, East Boston, 
with Wood Island Park, spanning the tracks of the Boston, 
Revere Beach & Lynn Railroad. 

A flight of wooden steps, supported by iron stringers and 
columns, leads from Prescott street to the bridge. From the 
top of this flight of stairs the railroad is spanned by two 
riveted double triangular trusses, each 4 feet 6 inches deep, 
33 feet 6 inches long and spaced 8 feet apart, supported at 
each end by steel columns resting on stone foundation piers. 



32 City Document No. 14. 

The rest of the bridge is made up of two spans of 10-inch 
steel I-beams, each span being 18 feet 7i inches long, and 
supported by steel columns on stone foundations. 

The flooring consists of five-inch steel I-beams each 11 feet 
3 inches long, laid crosswise of the bridge, and upon these 
are laid the one and one-half inch hard-pine floor plank. An 
iron gas-pipe fence is built the entire length of both sides of 
the bridge, and there are two electric light posts at each end 
of the bridge. 

The work was done by the Boston Bridge Works ; the 
total cost of construction heing $3,126.90. The stone piers 
need pointing.. The bridge is in good condition. 

Bridges tvholly Supported by Railroad Corporations. 

The bridges maintained by the several railroad companies 
are in good or fair condition, with the exceptions noted. 

Most of the railroad bridges over the Midland Division, 
N. Y., N. H. & H. R.R., in South Boston, are in need of 
repairs ; the stringers should be examined by removing the 
planking, and the woodwork should be renewed where neces- 
sary. Norfolk-street bridge, near the Dorchester station, 
over the same railroad, has been repaired in part, but is still 
in poor condition. 

Widths of Draw-Openings. 

The widths of draw-openings in the bridges over tide-water 
in this city have all been remeasured for this report, and will 
be found in Appendix A. 



Engineeeing Department. 33 



SURVEYING DIVISION. 



The work of the Surveying Division during the year 
ending January 31, 1900, has been of the usual miscellaneous 
character. 

The work of this division in its relation to the Street 
Department has consisted in giving lines and grades on 
streets under construction by the department. 

The construction of Commonwealth avenue has engaged 
the attention of one party continuously for six months. The 
work has involved an entire reconstruction from Warren 
street to Chestnut Hill avenue, including two roadways, car 
reservation and grass-plot, as well as a complete system of 
sewer and water-pipes. The work is nearly completed, except 
a ledge which remains to be blasted out near Chiswick road. 

Lines and grades have been furnished for the construction 
of Talbot avenue, which is now completed. Some work has 
been done on Blue Hill avenue, between Walk Hill street 
and Mattapan. 

Two hundred and six petitions to lay artificial stone side- 
walks have been reported upon to the Superintendent of 
Streets. 

The amount of edgestone required for one hundred and 
forty-nine estates has been furnished to the Paving Division. 

In seventy-three cases the Paving Division has been 
notified of the necessity of resetting edgestone on account of 
artificial stone sidewalks to be laid. 

Forty-two petitions for permits to construct coal-holes, 
bulkheads, and sidewalk areas have been examined and 
reported upon to the Superintendent of Streets. 

Ninety-one petitions, calling for eighty-seven catch-basins, 
were referred by the Sewer Division and reported upon. 

Locations were furnished the Sewer Division for construc- 
tion purposes of nine hundred and forty- three catch-basins 
on one hundred and sixty different streets. 

Some of the more important surveys and plans made for 
the Street Commissioners, are as follows : Morton street 
widening to eighty feet, from Canterbury street. West Rox- 
bury, to a point near Sanford street, Dorchester; Walnut 
avenue widenmg, from Columbus avenue to Sigourney 
street; Cambridge street, Brighton, a widening to eighty 



84 City Document No. 14. 

feet, from Union square to Washington street ; Rutherford 
avenue, Charlestown, from Chapman street to City square, 
including Devens and Bow streets, making a sixty-foot 
street ; Alford street, from the Charlestown playground to 
the Everett line, including the Maiden bridge widening, to 
sixty feet ; Atlantic-avenue extension, from Kneeland street 
over the Terminal grounds, and the Fort Point Channel to 
Dorchester avenue. 

An assessment plan of Huntington avenue has been pre- 
pared, covering the entire length from Copley square to the 
Brookline line. 

The location and grades of twenty private streets submitted 
to the Street Commissioners by property owners, asking for 
permission to open the same into ]3ublic ways, were examined 
and favorably reported upon. 

Two hundred and three plans and profiles representing a 
total length of twenty-five and seven-tenth miles, showing 
1,085 buildings, property owners' names, established grades, 
areas of land taken or to be taken for street widenings or 
relocations, public alleys, etc., were completed for the Street 
Laying-out Department. 

Plans were made of the streets centreing near the new 
Charlestown bridge, for the purpose of revising the grades 
affected by the approach to the bridge on the Boston side. 

Plans and profiles were made of Wheeler street, Corning 
street, Kirkland street. Porter street, and Pleasant street, in 
Boston proper, and Dana street, Zeigler street, Warren street 
and Dudley street in Roxbury, for the purpose of revising 
their grades necessitated by the construction of the elevated 
railroad. 

Plans are now in progress for the purpose of revising 
grades in connection with the change of location of the New 
York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, between Dartmouth 
street and the South Terminal. 

Acting under the provisions of chapter 426 of the Acts of 
1897 and amendments thereto, three surveying parties have 
been engaged in preparing plans for brook and sewer takmgs. 

These plans cover a total length of about 16,000 feet, or 
three miles. 

About four miles of takings made in former years have 
been staked out during the year. 

The division has been called upon to give lines and grades 
for the building of walls around Franklin Park and the 
Arnold arboretum. 

Other work for the Park Department includes a survey of 
land takings for an addition to Chestnut Hill Park, Brighton, 



Engineseing Department. 35 

and a survey of Jeffries Point, East Boston, for a proposed 
playground. 

The work of the Street Watering Division of the Street 
Department has been extended over the whole city, for the 
purpose of which the frontages of eleven thousand and eighty 
estates, covering a distance of two hundred and sixteen 
miles, have been furnished by this division. 

Surveys and plans have been made for school purposes for 
the taking of land for additions to the Hancock School, in 
Boston proper, and the Warren School, in Charlestown; also 
for new school lots on Parker street, Roxbury, and Morton 
street, at the corner of Norfolk street, Dorchester, 

Plans involving surveys for other public purposes, include 
an engine-house lot, on Warren avenue, Boston proper ; a 
bath-house lot, on Magnolia street, Dorchester, and an addi- 
tion to the South ferry, on Lewis street. East Boston. 

Acting under authority of chapter 433 of the Acts of 
1899 (which requires that the Street Commissioners shall 
forthwith, after passing an order to lay-out and construct a 
public highway, estimate the value of any benefit and 
advantage, beyond a general advantage to all real estate in 
said city, to be received from the carrying out of said order 
by so much of the several parcels of land as is situated within 
one hundred and twenty-five feet of said highway), thirty- 
eight estimate plans have been prepared and furnished the 
Assessment Division of the Street Laying-out Department. 

A complete list, giving all plans made during the year, 
will be found in the Appendix. 

The Boston city base is in such common use that some- 
thing of its history may be of interest at this time. 

The earliest reference to benches which we have is found 
in Suiwey Book No. 1, dated 1851, which places the base of 
" city water levels " 84.729 feet below the coping of the 
dry dock, mean low water 14.7 feet below the coping, and 
marsh level 5.089 feet below the coping. 

Level Book 22 contains levels to establish bench marks in 
the City of Boston, commenced May 18, 1854. The starting 
pomt being the coping of the " dry dock in the Charlestown 
Navy Yard at elevation 15.000, on the west end of the 
dock right side of centre on curved stone on which is an 
inscription." These benches established in 1854 have been 
in use ever since at the same elevations. This base was 
designated as mean low water on plans made by the city 
up to 1878. 

Level Book 31 (1855) has a list of two sets of benches, 
one made from the old base and one from the new base. 



36 City Document No. 14. 

There is nothing there shown to give the relation of the two 
bases, the points not being identical. In Book 22 we find 
levels taken on the old benches, making them from 0.06 to 
0.13 lower than the heights given in the old list. 

In 1878 the benches in the City Proper were compared. 
They were found to be in substantial agreement. The dry 
dock bench at entrance was also compared with city base, 
and was found to be grade 15.33 city base. A second 
bench on the dry dock, on the westerly side over arrow cut, 
in the face of wall, was found to be grade 15.14. The north- 
west end of the dry dock was made grade 15.13. United 
States Coast Survey Report, 1870, page 93, gives the height 
of the dry dock bench above mean low water as 14,69 and 
4.89 above mean high water. These figures make the 
mean rise and fall of tides as 9.80. Boston city base thus 
appears to be 0.64 below mean low water (15.33 minus 
14.69 equals 0.64) and 5.54 below mean sea level (4.90 plus 
0.64 equals 5.54). The result of these levels was to change 
the designation of the Boston datum plane from mean low 
water to city base. 

The effect of establishing benches upon buildings erected 
on made land is shown by a series of tests upon a bench 
established upon the Museum of Fine Arts. 

In 1886 the bench at the Museum of Fine Arts was estab- 
lished from the original line of benches on Pleasant street at 
grade 20.297. This bench is on made land in the Back Bay 
district, the building resting on piles. 

About 1895 a careful line of levels was run from the old 
benches, for the State Metropolitan Water Board, touching 
on the bench at the Museum of Fine Arts, which made it 
grade 20.215, an apparent settlement of 0.082 in nine years 
(.009 per year). 

In June, 1893, a line of levels was started by the State 
Topographical Survey from this bench taking it to be 20.297 
above city base or 14.737 above mean sea level, obtained by 
subtracting 5.56 from city base. 

As something, which may have a bearing on this subject, it 
may be stated that it is understood that the Harbor and 
Land Commissioners use a mean low water, which is 0.38 
above city base. 

In connection with the Surveying Division there have been 
2,762 titles examined, 1,550 deeds and 458 plans copied from 
the Registry of Deeds. 

The following list gives the number of orders attended to 
for property owners, builders, and the various city depart- 
ments, from February 1, 1899, to February 1, 1900: 



Engineering Department. 



37 



Street lines given ....... 


566 


Street grades given 


390 


Street Department, Paving Division . 


2,008 


Street Department, Sewer Division . 


675 


Street Department, Street Watering Division . 


3 


Buildings Department 


103 


Public Buildings Department .... 


53 


Public Grounds Department .... 


5 


Law Department ...... 


92 


Street Comnissioners ..... 


229 


Engineering Department ..... 


285 


Engineering Department, Architectural Division 


3 


Park Department ...... 


33 


Water Department ...... 


4 


Board of Health 


3 


City Hospital Department .... 


2 


Police Department ...... 


1 


Fire Department ...... 


4 


Cemetery Department ..... 


6 


School Committee ...... 


1 


Mayor and City Council 


2 


Total 


4,468 



Twenty-four hundred and ninety-six blue prints have been 
made during the year. 

List of plans for sewerage works made during the year 
ending January 31, 1900 : 

Plans for Brook Takings. 

Dorchester. 

Length in feet 

Avondale place, from Richmond street to Dorchester 

avenue ........ 1,620 

Bernard street and Southern avenue branch of Stony 

brook 1,100 

Canterbury branch of Stony brook, from Lauriat 

avenue to Callender street . . . . .315 

Mattapan brook, from Blue Hill avenue and River 

street to Neponset river ..... 88 



Carried forward 



. 3,123 



38 City Docu^ient No. 14. 

West Roxhury. 

Length In feet. 

Brought forward . . . . . .3,123 

Pleasant street, near Dent street .... 534 

Stony brook, from Boylston station to Sturtevant 

Blower Works 1,260 

Brighton. 

Corey road, from Corey road to Brookline line . . 140 
Harvard avenue, from Harvard avenue across Com- 
monwealth avenue to Harvard avenue . . . 350 
Faneuil Valley brook, from Oak square avenue to 

Oakland street 646 



Total 6,053 

Plans for Sewer Takings. 

Dorchester. 

Bernard street, from Lauriat avenue to Talbot avenue, 1,565 

Roxhuri/. 

Ellingwood street, from Fisher avenue to Ellingwood 

street 170 

Prentiss place, from Prentiss place to Lamont street . 160 

West Roxhury. 

Parley Vale Outlet, from Parley Vale street to St. 

John street 236 

East Boston. 

Condor street, from Condor street to low water . 400 

East Boston low level sewer, from Metropolitan pump- 

ing-station and Belle Isle Inlet at Revere line . 7,200 



Total 9,731 



Engineering Department. 



39 



The following table gives the monthly amounts of paving 
work measured by the Surveying Division of the Engineering 
Department for the year ending January 31, 1900 : 






EKPh 



February 

March 

April , 

May 

June 

July , 

August , 

September — 

October 

November ... 
December. . . . 
January, 19U0 

Total 



None 
None 

5,923 
13,340 
11,660 

4,386 

9,078 
13,883 
10,918 
12,918 

4,177 
71 



None 
None 
8,566 
6,715 
6,144 
5,334 
7,302 
7,978 
7,562 
9,634 
1,544 
•24 



None 

None 

993 

2,801 

457 
1,250 
1,643 
3,015 
3,664 
649 
152 



None 
None 
2,651 
8,202 
4,206 
2,039 
4,813 
10,376 

8,228 
1,742 



None 
None 
281 
426 
1,726 
1,453 
3,923 
1,095 
1,578 
2,544 
1,195 



None 
None 



None 
None 



86,354 



1,803 



17,323 



The following table gives the amounts of paving work meas- 
ured by the Surveying Division of the Engineering Depart- 
ment for the year ending January 31, 1900, by districts : 





o g 
II 


IP. 

ill! 

03 


11 

iil 

CO 






— ^ 














161 
4,225 






Boston Proper 


9,007 
7,249 
3,882 
11,895 
49,978 

1,616 


6,552 
1,809 
4,258 
8,814 

25,974 
913 

12,483 


538 
2.703 
78 
1,495 
8,192 
3,484 

833 


4,995 
8,164 
3,660 
4,170 
25,.560 
1,204 
1,193 


16 


East Boston 




South Boston 


120 
4,767 
3,058 

922 

968 


754 

32 
3 




Dorchester 




Roxbury 

WestRoxbury 








Total 


86,354 


60,803 


17,323 


48,946 


14,221 


789 









40 



City Document No. 14. 



The following table gives the comparative annual amounts 
of paving work measured by the Surveying Division of the 
Engineering Department, for six years : 



Year Ending 

jANUAURr 31. 


1' 


Square Yards 
Block - stone 
Paving and 
Crossings. 


^1^ 




"25 
IP 

IB 


ill 

|o6 




1895 


23,487 
129,383 
120,168 
154,718 
76,991 
86,354 


12,007 
60,472 
64,952 
100,414 
56,541 
60,803 


5,175 
32,940 
24,976 
36,658 
14,249 
17,323 


6,168 
68,701 
68,178 
94,003 
43,930 
48,946 


3,962 
12,296 
13,471 
13,599 
11,652 
14,221 


11,738 

183 

2,971 

4,019 

1,619 

789 


1,406 

1,297 

394 


1896 


1897 


1898 


27 


1899 




1900 


16 



As a matter of record, the following list is given of the work 
done for the Paving Division of the Street Department, from 
February 1, 1899, to February 1, 1900: 



Boston Proper. 

(North of Massachusetts avenue.) 

Albany street, opposite East Canton street. Grade for edgestone. 

Albemarle street, south-westerly side, next to railroad. Line and 
grade for edgestone. 

Albemarle street, Nos. 17-19 and at Albemarle Chambers. Line 
and grade for edgestone, line and grade of edgestone tested, 
grade for inside, and measurement of edgestone, gutter and 
sidewalk paving. 

Atlantic avenue, southerly side, near Oliver street. Grade for edge- 
stone. 

Atlantic avenue, westerly corner Summer street. Grade of edge- 
stone tested, grade for inside, and measurement of sidewalk 
paving. 

Atlantic avenue, northerly corner Essex street. Line and grade of 
edgestone tested, grade for inside, and measurement of side- 
walk paving. 

Atlantic avenue, north-westerly side, Essex to East street. Grade of 
edgestone tested and grade for inside. 

Barrett street, No. 14. Measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Beach street, opposite Knapp street. Levels on edgestone, side- 
walk, etc. 

Beacon street, at Hotel Bellevue. Grade of edgestone tested, grade 
for inside, and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Beacon street, Arlington street to No. 133. Measurement of edge- 
stone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Beacon street, No. 422. Grade of edgestone tested, grade for 
inside, and measurement of sidewalk paving. 



ENGrNEERING DEPARTMENT. 41 

Beacon street, westerly corner Hereford-street extension. Grade 
of edgestone tested, grade for edgestoue, grade of edgestone 
tested, grade for inside, and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Beacon street, Nos. 456-458. Measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Beacon street, Nos. 479-481. Grade of edgestone tested twice, 
grade for edgestone, grade for inside, and measurement of 
edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Beacon street, easterly corner Massachusetts avenue. Grade of 
edgestone tested twice, grade for edgestone, grade for inside, 
and measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Bedford street, easterly corner Washington street. Levels on edge- 
stone. 

Belvidere street, westerly corner Dalton street. Grade for edge- 
stone. 

Belvidere street, northerly side, Dalton street to Bothnia street. 
Measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Beverley street, No. 78. Grade of edgestone tested, line and grade 
for edgestone, line and grade for edgestone tested, grade for in- 
side, and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Blackwood street, Nos. 13-15. Grade for edgestone, grade of edge- 
stone tested, and measurement of edgestone, gutter and side- 
walk paving. 

Boylston street. No. 160. Plan and profile for proposed grade, grade 
of edgestone tested, and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Boylston street, Arlington street to Berkeley street. Measurement 
of gutter paving. 

Broad street. Central street to Milk street. Plan and profile for pro- 
posed grade. 

Broad street. No. 36. Line and grade for edgestone, line and grade 
of edgestone tested, grade for inside, and measurement of side- 
walk paving. 

Buckingham street, northerly corner Columbus avenue. Grade for 
bulkhead. 

Cambridge street. No. 8. Grade for bulkhead. 

Camhridge street, No. 25. Line and grade of edgestone tested, grade 
for inside, and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Camhridge street. No. 158. Levels to test edgestone, and bulkhead. 

Canal street, southerly corner Causeway street. Line and grade of 
edgestone tested, grade for inside, and measurement of sidewalk 
paving. 

Canal street, westerly corner Market street. Line and grade of 
edgestone tested, grade for inside, and measurement of side- 
walk paving. 

Castle street, corner Washington street. Measurements and levels 
to test edgestone, etc. 

Causeicay street, Beverley street to Medford street. Plan showing 
edgestone, tracks, etc., and measurement of edgestone, road- 
way, and sidewalk paving. 

Charleftown street. No. 132. Grade of edgestone tested, grade for 
inside, and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Uiauncy street, easterly corner Essex street. Line and grade of 
edgestone tested, grade for inside, and measurement of side- 
walk paving. 

Clinton street, northerly side Merchants row to Blackstone street. 
Plan and profile for proposed grade. 

Clinton street. No. 12. Grade for area in sidewalk. 



42 City Document No. 14. 

Clinton street, northerly corner Commercial street. Line and grade 
for edgestone, line and grade of edgestone tested, grade for in- 
side, and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Columbus avenue, easterly side. Chandler street to Clarendon street. 
Measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Columbus avenue, northerly corner Wellington street. Grade of 
edgestone tested twice, grade for edgestone, grade for inside, 
and measurement of edgestone and sidewalk paving. 

Commercial street. Prince street to Hull street. Plan showing edge- 
stone, tracks, etc., measurement of edgestone, roadway, and 
sidewalk paving. 

Court square, south-westerly corner Court street. Grade of edge- 
stone tested and grade for inside. 

Court street, south-westerly corner Court square. Grade of edge- 
stone tested, and grade for inside. 

Dalton street, westerly corner Belvidere street. Grade for edgestone, 
and measurement of edgestone, gutter, driveway, and sidewalk 
paving. 

Dartmouth street, Columbus avenue to Warren avenue. Line and 
grade for edgestone, and measurement of edgestone, roadway, 
and sidewalk paving. 

Dundee street, N"©. 27. Line and grade of edgestone tested and 
grade for inside. 

Dundee street, jSTo. 47. Line and grade of edgestone tested and 
measurement of sidewalk paving. 

JEast street, northerly corner Atlantic avenue. Line and grade for 
edgestone, line and grade of edgestone tested, and grade for in- 
side. 

Eliot street, south-westerly corner Tremont street. Grade for side- 
walk tested for coal hole. 

Essex street, easterly corner Chauncy street. Grade of edgestone 
tested, grade for inside, and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Essex street, westerly corner South street. Line and grade of edge- 
stone tested, grade for inside, and measurement of sidewalk 
paving. 

Essex street, westerly corner Atlantic avenue. Grade of edgestone 
tested, grade for inside, and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Essex street, westerly corner Atlantic avenue. Grade of edgestone 
tested and grade for inside. 

Exchange street, easterly side. Plan and profile for proposed grade. 

Exchange street, easterly side, near Dock square. Grade for area in 
sidewalk. 

Exeter street, easterly corner Marlboro' street. Measurement of 
edgestone, gutter, and sidewalk paving. 

Fairfield street, westerly corner Commonwealth avenue. Grade of 
edgestone tested twice, grade for edgestone, revised grade for 
edgestone, grade for inside, and measurement of sidewalk pav- 
ing. 

Friend street, Sudbury street to Washington street. Plan and profile 
for proposed gi-ade. 

Friend street, north-easterly side, Sudbury street to Washington 
street. Grade for edgestone. 

Fulton street, opposite John street. Line and grade for edgestone, 
grade of edgestone tested, grade for inside, and measurement of 
sideAvalk paving. 

Hammond avenue. Grade for sidewalk. 



Engineering Department. 45 

Rarcourt street, north-easterly side. Measurement of edgestone, 
gutter, driveway, and sidewalk paving. 

Harris street, measurement of roadway paving. 

Hereford street, south-westerly corner Commonwealth avenue. 
Line and grade of edgestone tested, grade for edgestone, grade 
of edgestone tested, grade for inside and measurement of side- 
walk paving. 

High-street place, south-westerly corner Matthew street. Grade for 
bulkhead. 

Hollis street, south-easterly corner Tremont street. Grade of edge- 
stone tested twice, revised grade for edgestone, grade for in- 
side, and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

India street, Nos. 72-74. Line and grade for edgestone, line and 
grade of edgestone tested, grade for inside, and measurement 
of sidewalk paving. 

John street, jSTos. 13 to 27. Grade for edgestone, grade of edge- 
stone tested, grade for inside, and measurement of sidewalk 
paving. 

Joy street, from Myrtle street north. Plan and profile for proposed 
grade. 

Kneeland street, Kos. 16-18. Grade of edgestone tested twice, 
grade for edgestone, grade for inside, and measurement of side- 
walk paving. 

Lancaster street, No. 34. Grade of edgestone tested and grade for 
inside. 

Marlboro'' street, No. 409. Grade of edgestone tested twice, grade 
for edgestone, grade for inside, and measurement of sidewalk 
paving. 

Mason street, rear of Adams House. Grade of edgestone tested, 
grade for inside, and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Massachusetts avenue, easterly corner Beacon street. Grade of 
edgestone tested, grade for inside, and measurement of edge- 
stone, roadway and sidewalk paving. 

Medford street, north-easterly side. Line and grade for edgestone 
and line and grade of edgestone tested. 

Merrimac street, Nos. 114 to 126. Grade of edgestone tested, grade 
for edgestone, line and grade of edgestone tested, grade for in- 
side, and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Motte street, southerly corner Washington street. Grade for bulk- 
head. 

Myrtle street, Joy street to South Kussell street. Plan and profile 
for proposed grade. 

Nevihury street, north-easterly side, near Hereford street. Grade 
for edgestone. 

North street, No. 26. Measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Ohio street, near northerly corner Washington street. Grade of 
edgestone tested. 

Oliver street, south-west side, near Milk street. Grade for sidewalk. 

Public Alley, No. 414, north-east corner Massachusetts avenue. 
Grade of edgestone and sidewalk tested and measurement of 
sidewalk paving. 

Pvhlic Alley, No. JfSO, north-west corner Hereford street. Grade of 
edgstone tested and grade for edgestone. 

St. Germain street, Nos. 37 and 39. Grade of edgestone tested, 
grade for edgestone, grade of edgestone tested, and grade for 
inside, and measurement of sidewalk paving. 



44 City Document No. 14. 

School street, 'No. 40. Grade for edgestone, grade of edgestone 

tested aud measurement of sidewalk paving. 
Scotia street, Nos. 15-16. Line and grade for edgestone. 
Snowhill street, easterly corner Prince street. Plan and profile for 
proposed grade, grade for edgestone, grade of edgestone tested 
and grade for bulkhead. 

South street, north-westerly side, Essex to Tufts street. Line and 
grade of edgestone tested, grade for inside, and measurement 
of sidewalk paving. 

South Cedar place, measurement of edgestone, roadway and side- 
walk paving. 

Summer street, No. 73. Grade of edgestone and sidewalk tested 
and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Summer street, No. 175. Line and grade for edgestone, line and 
grade of edgestone tested, and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Sunwier street, westerley corner Atlantic avenue. Grade of edge- 
stone tested and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Tremont street, at No. 175. Plan and profile for proposed grade. 

Tremont street, at No. 176. Grade of edgestone tested twice, grade 
for inside, and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Tremont street, south-easterly corner Hollis street. Grade of edge- 
stone tested twice, grade for inside, and measurement of side- 
walk paving. 

Tufts street, northerly corner South street. Line and grade of edge- 
tone tested, grade for inside, and measurement of sidewalk 
paving. 

Tyler street, northerly corner Curve street. Grade for bulkhead. 

Village street, Compton street to Dover street. Plan and profile for 
proposed grade. 

Village street, No. 80. Grade for bulkhead. 

Walnut street. Plan and profile for proposed grade. 

Walnut street, Nos. 4-6. Grade for edgestone, grade of edgestone 
tested, grade for inside, and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Washington street. No. 324. Grade for sidewalk tested. 

Washington street, north-westerly side. Winter street to Bromfield 
street. Plan and profile for proposed grade. 

Washington street, easterly corner Bedford street. Levels on side- 
walk to test grade. 

Washington street. No. 625. Levels to test sidewalk. 

Water street. Congress street to Kilby street. Plan and profile for 
proposed grade. 

Water street. No. 85. Grade for edgestone, grade of edgestone tested, 
and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Wellington street, northerley corner Columbus avenue. Grade of 
edgestone tested, grade for edgestone, and measurement of edge- 
stone, gutter, and sidewalk paving. 

West street, westerly corner Washington street. Grade of edgestone 
tested, grade for edgestone, and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

West Newton street, Washington street to Shawmut avenue. Plan 
and profile for proposed grade. 

West Newton street, Huntington avenue to railroad. Measurement 
of gutter and crosswalk paving. 

Winchester street. Pleasant street to Church street. Plan and profile 
for proposed grade. 

Winchester street. Pleasant street to Ferdinand street. Grade for 
edgestone and measurement of edgestone, roadway and sidewalk 
paving. 



Engikeetiing Department. 45 



South Boston, 



Congress street, at I^ew England Kailroad. Limit of repaying fixed. 

Congress street, at 'New England Railroad. Paving measured. 

East Fifth street, northerly side, H street to G street. Line and grade 
for setting edgestone. 

East Ninth street, Nos. 255-263. Line and grade for artificial stone 
sidewalk and steel-bound edgestone, and edgestone tested for 
line and grade and artificial stone sidewalk measurement. 

East Second street, Ko. 728. Line and grade for setting edgestone. 

East Seventh street, No. 667. Edgestone tested for line and grade. 

East Sixth Street, !Nos. 422-424. Line and grade for setting edge- 
stone. 

East Third street, Nos. 472-476. Estimate furnished for amount of 
edgestone required, and line and grade for setting edgestone. 

East Third street, No. 477. Line and grade for setting edgestone. 

East Third street. No. 571. Estimate furnished for amount of edge- 
stone required. 

East Third street, No. 740. Line and grade for setting edgestones. 

Mercer street, Nos. 73-75. Line and grade for setting edgestone. 

Mercer street, Nos. 81-83. Line and grade for setting edgestone. 

Middle street, Nos. 66-68. Line and grade for setting edgestone. 

Peters street, Nos. 9-11. Line and grade for setting edgestone. 

Story street, Nos. 2-4. Line and grade for setting edgestone. 

Story street, Nos. 6-8. Line and grade for setting edgestone. 

Vale street, Nos. 6-8. Line and grade for setting edgestone and 
edgestone tested for line and grade, and measurement of edge- 
stone and sidewalk paving. 

Vale street, Nos. 9-11. Curb tested for line and grade for artificial 
stone sidewalk and measurement of edgestone and sidewalk 
paving. 

W. Broadway, No. 322. Edgestone tested for line and grade for 
artificial stone sidewalk. 

W. Seventh street, E street to Dorchester street. Line and grade for 
resetting edgestone and measurement of edgestone, gutter, 
crossing, and sidewalk paving. 

W. Third street, B street to D street. Measurements and levels on 
edgestone, line and grade for setting edgestone, and measure- 
ment of edgestone, gutter, crossing, and sidewalk paving. 



East Boston. 

Bennington street, No. 432. Measurement of crossings. 

BlacMnton street, westerly side, at Leyden street. Measurement of 
sidewalk paving. 

Bremen street, at Prescott street. Measurement of gutter. 

Bremen street. No. 294. Line and grade for setting edgestone. 

Bremen street, Nos. 310-312. Line and grade for setting edge- 
stone, and measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk 
paving. 

Bremen street. No. 418. Line and grade for setting edgestone. 

Brooks street, at Morris street. Measurement of gutter and crossing 
paving. 

Brooks street, between Paris street and Morris street. Measurement 
of gutter paving. 



46 City Document No. 14. 

Brooks street, at Paris street. Measurement of gutter and crossing 
paving. 

Condor street, south-easterly corner Meridian street. Line and grade 
for setting edgestone and measurement of edgestone, gutter and 
sidewalk paving. 

Everett street, northerly side, between Cottage street and Lamson 
street. Measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Marion street, Nos. 249-251-253. Line and grade for setting 
edgestone. 

Maverick street, between Cottage street and Orleans street. Line 
and grade for setting edgestone. 

Maverick street, Nos. 90-92. Line and grade for setting edgestone 
and measurement of edgestone, gutter, and sidewalk paving. 

Maverick street, Nos. 210 to 212. Line and grade for setting edge- 
stone and measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk 
paving. 

Morris street, northerly side, between Brooks street and Putnam 
street. Line and grade for setting edgestone. 

Morris street, IS'o. 15. Line and grade for setting edgestone. 

Morris street, No. 50. Line and grade for setting edgestone. 

Morris street, No. 71. Line and grade for setting edgestone and 
measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Pans street, northerly side, at Brooks street. Measurement of gutter 
and crossing paving. 

Paris street, No. 136. Measurement of gutter paving. 

Paris street, No. 166. Line and grade for setting edgestone and 
measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Prescott street, between Saratoga street and Trenton street. Measure- 
ment of edgestone, gutter, crossing, and sidewalk paving. 

Princeton street, between Meridian street and Prescott street. Meas- 
urements and levels on edgestone, line and grade for setting 
edgestone, and measurements of edgestone, gutter, driveway, 
crossing, and sidewalk paving. 

Shelby street, Nos. 4-8-10. Line and grade for setting edgestone 
and measurement of edgestone, gutter, and sidewalk paving. 

Shelby street, Nos. 12-14-16-18. Line and grade for setting edge- 
stone and measurement of edgestone, gutter, and sidewalk 
paving. 

W. Eagle street, No. 88. Line and grade for setting edgestone and 
measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

White street, northerly side, between Brooks street and Putnam 
street. Measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Charlestown. 

■Chelsea street, northerly side, corner Prospect street. Graae of edge- 
stone tested, line and grade for setting edgestone, line and 
grade of edgestone tested, and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Prospect street, easterly side, corner Chelsea street. Grade of edge- 
stone tested, line and grade for resetting edgestone, line and 
grade of edgestone tested, and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

EOXBURY. 

(South of Massachusetts avenue.) 

Abbotsford street, grade of edgestone tested twice, grade for edge- 
stone, grade for inside, and measurement of sidewalk paving. 



Engineering Department. 47 

Ahbotsford street, No. 14. Line a.nd grade of edgestone tested, 
grade for inside and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Atherton street, westerly corner Amory street. Measurement of 
gutter paving. 

Bartlett street, measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk 
paving. 

Batchelder street, westerly corner Marsbfield street. Measurement 
of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Batchelder street, easterly corner Burrell street. Measurement of 
edgestone and gutter paving. 

Bay tState road, Nos. 43 to 49. Measurement of gutter paving. 

Bay State road. No. 71. Grade of edgestone tested and line and 
grade for edgestone. 

Bay State road, 119. Grade of edgestone tested twice, grade for 
edgestone, grade for inside, and measurement of sidewalk 
paving. 

Beacon street, Nos. 510, 514, 516. Measurement for assessments. 

Beacon street, south-easterly side, near Brookline avenue. Grade of 
edgestone tested twice, line and grade for edgestone, grade for 
inside, and measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk 
paving. 

Beacon street, Nos. 817, 819. Measurement of edgestone and gutter 
paving. 

Beacon street, easterly corner St. Mary's street. Line and grade for 
edgestone, line and grade for edgestone tested, grade for inside 
and measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Beech Glen street, at Highland street. Measurement of edgestone, 
gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Bickford street, Nos. 10 to 16. Measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Blanehard street, measurement of edgestone, gutter, driveway and 
sidewalk paving. 

Blue Hill avenue, westerly side, near Dudley street. Grade for 
bulkhead. 

Blue Hill avenue, easterly corner Huckins street. Grade of edge- 
stone tested. 

Blue Hill avenue, Nos. 318, 320. Line and grade of edgestone 
tested, grade for inside, and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Blue Hill avenue, southerly corner Brunswick street. Line and 
grade for edgestone, line and grade of edgestone tested, grade 
for inside, and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Blue Hill avenue, northerly corner Warren street. Line and grade 
for edgestone and measurement of edgestone, gutter and road- 
way paving. 

Boylston street, Boylston road to Brookline avenue. Line and grade 
for edgestone and measurement of edgestone, gutter and cross- 
walk paving. 

Brook avenue, measurement of edgestone, gutter, driveway and side- 
walk paving. 

Brookline avenue, north-westerly side, near Beacon street. Line and 
grade for edgestone, line and grade of edgestone tested, grade 
for inside, and measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk 
paving. 

Burke street, measurement of edgestone, gutter, crosswalk and side- 
walk paving. 

Burrell street, westerly corner Norfolk avenue. Measurement of 
edgestone and gutter leaving. 



48 City Document No. 14. 

Burrell street^ Nos. 79, 83, 90. Measurement of edgestone and 
gutter paving. 

Burrell street, easterly corner Batchelder street. Measurement of 
edgestone and gutter paving. 

Calumet street, Tremont street to Pequot street, westerly side. 
Measurement of gutter paving. 

Calumet street, Nos. 4 to 34. Measurement of gutter paving. 

Calumet street. No. 51. Line and grade for edgestone and measure- 
ment of edgestone and gutter paving. 

Calumet street, No. 80. Line and grade for edgestone and measure- 
ment of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Calumet street, No. 102. Measurement of crosswalk paving. 

Carmel street, southerly corner Tremont street. Measurement of 
edgestone and gutter paving. 

Cedar street, north-easterly side, Thornton street to Washington 
street. Measurement of edgestone and gutter paving. 

Cedar street, north-easterly side. Highland street to Lambert avenue. 
Measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Centre street. No. 119. Line and grade of edgestone tested, grade 
for inside, and measurement of gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Centre street, southerly corner Lamartine street. Measurement of 
sidewalk paving. 

Centre street, Nos. 337-339. Measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Centre street. No. 354. Measurement of edgestone, gutter and side- 
walk paving. 

Centre street, easterly corner Forbes street. Measurement of edge- 
stone and gutter paving. 

Cheney street, easterly corner Hartwell street. Line and grade of 
edgestone tested, grade for inside, and measurement of edge- 
stone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Cheney street, north-easterly side, Montana street to Elm Hill avenue. 
Measurement of edgestone and gutter paving. 

Cohden street. No. 27. Line and grade for edgestone. 

Columbus avenue, easterly corner Coventry street. Measurement of 
sidewalk paving. 

Columbus avenue, south-easterly side, from Riverside street. Grade 
of edgestone tested. 

Cohimbus avenue, south-easterly corner Ruggles street. Grade of 
edgestone tested, grade for edgestone twice and measurement 
of edgestone and sidewalk paving. 

Columhus avenue, northerly corner West Walnut park. Line and 
grade of edgestone tested twice, grade for edgestone, grade for 
inside, and measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk 
paving. 

Copelaiul street, Louise park to Warren street. Protile for revised 
grade. 

Copeland street, Nos. 2G to 34. Line and grade for edgestone, X'e- 
vised grade for edgestone, line and grade of edgestone tested, 
grade for inside, and measurement of edgestone, gutter and 
sidewalk paving. 

Crawford street, south-westerly side. Elm Hill avenue to Warren 
street. Measurement of edgestone, gutter, driveway and side- 
walk paving. 

Cra^vford street, both sides of Humboldt avenue. Measurement of 
edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Crawford street, Nos. 96 to 100. Measurement of edgestone, gutter 
and sidewalk paving. 



Engineering Department. 49 

Creighton street, ^os. 47 to 59. Measurement of driveway and side- 
walk paving. 

Day street, north-easterly corner Round Hill street. Line and grade 
of edgestone tested, grade for inside, and measurement of side- 
walk paving. 

Dennis street, Nos. 15 to 25. Measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Dennis street, westerly corner Moreland street. Line and grade for 
edgestone, line and grade of edgestone tested, grade for inside, 
and measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Dorr street, measurement of edgestone, gutter, driveway and side- 
walk paving. 

Dudley street, Adams street to Mt. Pleasant avenue. Measurement 
of edgestone, roadway, driveway and sidewalk paving. 

Edgewood street, Nos. 3 to 9. Grade of edgestone tested, line and 
grade for edgestone, line and grade of edgestone tested, grade 
for inside, and measurement of driveway and sidewalk paving. 

Eliot square, southerly side, Bartlett street to Highland street. 
Measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Elm Hill avenue, westerly corner Howland street. Measurement for 
assessment. 

Elm Hill avenue, south-easterly side, Crawford street to Georgia 
street. Measurement of edgestone, gutter, driveway and side- 
walk paving. 

Elm Hill avenue, IS'os. 89-95. Measurement of edgestone, gutter 
and sidewalk paving. 

Fisher avenue. No. 28 to Parker street. Measurement of gutter 
paving. 

Fisher avenue, Nos. 12-16. Line and grade for edgestone and 
measurement of edgestone and gutter paving. 

Fisher avenue, Nos. 30-50. Measurement of gutter paving. 

Fisher avenue. No. 78. Measurement of edgestone, gutter and side- 
walk paving. 

Forbes street, No. 18 to Centre street. Measurement of gutter and 
crosswalk paving. 

Fort avenue. Measurement of edgestone, gutter, driveways, and side- 
walk paving. 

George street, No. 91. Line and grade for edgestone. 

Georgia street, north-easterly side. Elm Hill avenue to Hartwell 
street. Measurement of edgestone, gutter, driveway, and side- 
walk paving. 

Georgia street, south-westerly side. Elm Hill avenue to Montana 
street. Measurement of edgestone, gutter and crosswalk paving. 

Guild row. Measurement of edgestone, roadway and sidewalk 
paving. 

Guild street, south-westerly side, Thornton street to Washington 
street. Measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Harrishof street, Humboldt avenue to Harold street. Line and 
grade for edgestone and measurement of edgestone and gutter 
paving. 

Haskins street, north-westerly side. Measurement of edgestone, 
gutter, driveway, and sidewalk paving. 

Hartwell street, easterly corner Cheney street. Line and grade for 
edgestone, line and grade of edgestone tested, and measure- 
ment of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Hartwell street, Nos. 30-32. Line and grade for edgestone, line and 
grade of edgestone tested, grade for inside and measurement of 
sidewalk paving. 



50 City Document No. 14. 

Hartwell street, Cheney street to Schuyler street. Measurement of 
edgestone and gutter paving. 

Heath street, Nos. 357-367. Line and grade for edgestone, line 
and grade of edgestone tested, grade for inside and measure- 
ment of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk leaving. 

Heath Mreet, Nos. 331-353. Line and grade for edgestone and 
measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Heath place, ]S^os. 3-5. Line and grade for edgestone and measure- 
ment of edgestone and gutter paving. 

Highland avenue, easterly side. Measurement of edgestone, gutter 
and sidewalk paving. 

Highland street, Eliot square to Norfolk street. Measurement of 
edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Highland street, north-westerly side, Morley street to Lewis park. 
Measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Highland street, south-easterly side. Cedar street to Dorr street. 
Measurement of edgestone, gutter, driveway, and sidewalk 
paving. 

Highland street, 'No. 198 to Hawthorn street. Measurement of edge- 
stone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Highland street, iSTos. 235-219. Measurement of edgestone, gutter 
and sidewalk paving. 

Highland Park avenue. Measurement of edgestone, gutter, drive- 
way and sidewalk paving. 

Highland Park street, north-west side. Measurement of edgestone, 
gutter ane sidewalk paving. 

Hillside street, at Calumet street. Measurement of crosswalk paving. 

Hillside street, No. 180. Line and grade for edgestone, measure- 
ment of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Hollander street, Nos. 15-31. Line and grade for edgestone, line 
and grade of edgestone tested ; line and grade for edgestone, 
line and grade of edgestone tested, grade for inside, measure- 
ment of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Homestead street, Nos. 19-25. Line and grade for edgestone, 
measurement of edgestone, gutter paving. 

Howland street, No. 29. Grade of edgestone tested, grade for edge- 
stone. 

Howland street, Nos. 29-31. Measurement of edgestone, gutter, 
and sidewalk paving. 

Hoxcland street, east corner Humboldt avenue. Line and grade for 
edgestone, measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk 
paving. 

Huckins street, east corner Blue Hill avenue. Line and grade for 
edgestone, line and grade of edgestone tested (twice), grade 
for inside, measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk 
paving. 

Huckins street, No. 15 to Blue Hill avenue. Measurement of edge- 
stone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Huckins street, Nos. 17. Line and grade for edgestone, measurement 
of edgestone and gutter. 

Huckins street, Nos. 19-29. Line and grade for edgestone, line and 
grade for edgestone tested, grade for inside, measurement of 
edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Humboldt avenue, north corner Crawford street. Measurement of 
edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Humboldt avenue, Crawford street to Ruthven street. Measurement 
of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 



Engineering Department. 51 

Humboldt avenue, No. 201. Line and grade for edgestone, line and 
grade of edgestone tested, measurement of sidewalk i)aving. 

Humboldt avenue, north corner Ruthven street. Line and grade for 
edgestone, measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk 
paving. 

Humboldt avenue, north corner Seaver street. Grade for edgestone. 

Humboldt avenue, at Seaver street. Plan and profile for revised 
gi-ade. 

Humboldt avenue, north-west corner Seaver street. Eevised grade 
for edgestone, grade of edgestone tested, grade for inside, 
measurement of edgestone, gutter and paving. 

Hunneman street, east corner Washington street. Line and grade 
for sidewalk. 

Hunneman street, near west corner Fellows street. Line and grade 
for edgestone, grade for inside, measurement of gutter, cross- 
walk, and sidewalk paving. 

Huntington avenue, Nos. 2.52-254. Line and grade of edgestone 
tested, grade for edgestone, grade of edgestone tested, and 
grade for inside, measurement of edgestone, and sidewalk 
paving. 

fysivich street, north corner Boylston street. Grade for bulkhead. 

Jumper street. Measurement of edgestone, gutter, crosswalk, drive- 
way, and sidewalk paving. 

Kendall street, at Tremont street. Measurement of edgestone, 
gutter and sidewalk paving. 

King street, Nos. 18-24. Line and grade of edgestone tested, line 
and grade for edgestone, line and grade of edgestone tested and 
grade for inside, measurement of edgestone, gutter, driveway, 
and sidewalk paving. 

Kingsbury street, south corner Washington street. Measurement of 
sidewalk paving. 

Lamartine street, south corner Centre street. Measurement of cross- 
walk and sidewalk paving. 

Lambert avenue. Cedar street to Dudley street. Measurement of 
edgestone, gutter, driveway, and sidewalk paving. 

Laurel street, Nos. 19-27. Measurement of edgestone, gutter, 
driveway, and sidewalk paving. 

Lawn street, easterly end. Measurement of gutter paving. 

Lawn street, westerly side of street, easterly corner Heath street. 
Line and grade for edgestone. 

Lenox street, at Tremont street. Measurement of roadway paving. 

Lewis park. Measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk 
paving. 

Linwood square. Measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk 
paving. 

Linwood street. Measurement of edgestone, gutter, driveway and 
sidewalk paving. 

Mansur street, westerly corner Schiller street. Measurement of 
edgestone and gutter paving. 

Marshfield street. No. 32. Measurement of edgestone and gutter 
paving. 

Massachusetts avenue, westerly side, near Norway street. Grade of 
edgestone tested, line and grade for edgestone, line and grade 
of edgestone tested, grade for inside, and measurement of side- 
walk paving. 



62 City Document No. 14. 

Mimlen street, easterly corner Heath place. Grade of edgestone 
tested twice, grade for edgestone, grade for inside, and measure- 
ment of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Montana street, southerly and westerly corners Georgia street. 
Measurement of edgestone, gutter, driveway, and sidewalk 
paving, 

Moreland street, south-easterly corner Warren street. Line and 
grade of edgestone tested twice, grade for edgestone, grade for 
inside and measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk 
paving. 

Moreland street, westerly corner Dennis street. Line and grade of 
edgestone tested, grade for inside and measurement of side- 
walk paving. 

Munroe street, No. 76. Line and grade for edgestone, line and 
grade of edgestone tested, grade for inside and measurement 
of edgestone, gutter, crosswalk, and sidewalk paving. 

Munroe street, No. 99. Line and grade for edgestone and measure- 
ment of edgestone and gutter paving. 

Newhury street, north-easterly corner Charlesgate east. Measure- 
ment of sidewalk paving. 

Norfolk avenue, Shirley street to Marshfield street. Line and grade 
for edgestone and measurement of edgestone and roadway 
paving. 

Norfolk avenue, Nos. 164-166. Measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Norfolk avenue, No. 253. Measurement of edgestone and gutter 
paving. 

Norfolk street. Measurement of edgestone, gutter, driveway, and 
sidewalk paving. 

North avenue. Measurement of edgestone, gutter, driveway, and 
sidewalk paving. 

Northampton street, Columbus avenue to railroad. Grade for edge- 
stone. 

Northfield street. Plan and profile for proposed grade, grade for 
edgestone and measurement of edgestone, gutter, crosswalk 
and sidewalk paving. 

Norway street, Nos. 102 to 108. Line and grade of edgestone tested 
twice, line and grade for edgestone, grade for inside and 
measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Ottawa street, No. 30. Measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Parker street, Huntington avenue to Ruggles street. Measurement 
of edgestone, roadway, crosswalk and sidewalk paving. 

Parker street, at Fisher avenue. Measurement of gutter paving. 

Queenshury street, westerly corner Audubon road. Measurement of 
edgestone and gutter paving. 

Band street, Nos. 28-30. Measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Eiverside street, northerly corner Tremont street. Line and grade 
of edgestone tested and grade for inside. 

Eockland street, No. 28 to Walnut avenue. Measurement of gutter 
paving. 

Bound Hill street, easterly corner Day street. Line and grade of 
edgestone tested, grade for inside and measurement of sidewalk 
paving. 

Bound Hill street, Day street to Gay Head street. Grade for edge- 
stone. 

Bound Hill street, Nos. 47 to 57, 54 and 56. Measurement of edge- 
stone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 



Engineering Department. 53 

Rocchiiry street, Guild Eow to Shawmut avenue. Measurement of 
edgestone roadway and sidewalk paving. 

Buggies street, south corner Columbus avenue. Grade of edgestone 
tested, grade for edgestone, grade of edgestone tested and grade 
for inside, measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk 
paving. 

Eiithven street, north corner Humboldt avenue. Line and grade for 
edgestone, measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk 
paving. 

Buthven street, Nos. 144 and 148. Line and grade for edgestone, line 
and grade of edgestone tested, grade for inside and measure- 
ment of sidewalk paving. 

Buthven street, north-easterly side. Elm Hill avenue to Humboldt 
avenue. Offsets to fix line. 

Buthven street, No. 137. Line and grade for edgestone and measure- 
ment of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Buthven street, ISTo. 153. Line and grade for edgestone and measure- 
ment of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

St. Stephen street, Gainsboro' street to No. 86. Grade for edge- 
stone, and measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk 
paving. 

Schiller street, at Mansur street. Measurement of edgestone and 
gutter paving. 

Schiller street, north-westerly corner Minden street. Line and grade 
for edgestone and measurement of edgestone and gutter 
paving. 

Schuyler street, Nos. 3 to 13. Measurement of edgestone, gutter and 
sidewalk paving. 

Seaver street, at Humboldt avenue. Plan and profile of gutter, car 
tracks, etc., for revised grade. 

Seaver street, northerly corner Humboldt avenue. Grade for edge- 
stone, line and grade of edgestone tested, grade for inside and 
measurement of edgestone and gutter paving. 

Thornton street, Guild street to Cedar square. Measurement of 
edgestone, gutter, crosswalk and sidewalk paving. 

Tremont street, south-easterly side, Camden street to Hammond 
street. Measurement of edgestone, roadway and sidewalk 
paving. 

Tremont street, northerly corner Eiverside street. Line and grade 
of edgestone tested and grade for inside. 

Tremont street, St. Alphonsus street to Burney street. Plan show- 
ing location of poles, curb, etc. 

Tremont street, southerly corner Carmel street. Line and grade of 
edgestone tested twice, line and grade for edgestone, grade for 
inside and measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk 
paving. 

Tremont street, No. 1528. Line and grade for edgestone, line and 
grade of edgestone tested and measurement of edgestone, gut- 
ter and sidewalk paving. 

Tremont street, opposite Mission Church. Measurement of edge- 
stone, gutter, crosswalk and sidewalk paving. 

Tremont street. No. 1562. Line and grade for edgestone and meas- 
urement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Valentine street, easterly corner Fulda street. Proposed change in 
grade marked. 



64 City Document No. 14. 

Vancouver street, north-westerly side. Grade of edgestone tested, 
grade for edgestone and measurement of edgestone, driveway, 
gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Victor street, westerly side. Measurement of edgestone, gutter and 
sidewalk paving. 

Vine street, southerly corner Dudley street. Measurement of edge- 
stone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Waheno street, westerly corner Wyoming street. Line and grade 
for edgestone, line and grade of edgestone tested, grade for in- 
side and measurement of edgestone, gutter, and sidewalk 
paving. 

Wabeno street, !N'os. 11 to 17. Line and grade for edgestone and 
measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Wait street, Huntington avenue to Pequot street. Measurement of 
gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Walnut avenue, Kos. 80 to 94. Measurement of gutter and crosswalk 
paving. 

Warren place. Measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk 
paving. 

Warren street, south-westerly corner Moreland street. Grade of 
edgestone tested, line and grade for edgestone, line and grade 
of edgestone tested, grade for inside and measurement of side- 
walk paving. 

Warren street, Moreland street to Winthrop street. Measurement of 
edgestone, roadway and sidewalk paving. 

Washington street, Nos. 2491 to 2497. Measurement of sidewalk 
paving. 

Washington street, JSTos. 2450-2486. Grade of edgestone tested, line 
and grade for edgestone, line and grade of edgestone tested, 
grade for inside and measurement of edgestone, roadway and 
sidewalk paving. 

Washington street, liios. 2764-2766. Grade of edgestone tested, line 
and grade for edgestone, line and grade of edgestone tested, 
grade for inside and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Washington street, JTos. 2760 to 2780. Measurement of edgestone, 
roadway, and sidewalk paving. 

Washington street, N"©. 2985. Measurement of edgestone, gutter 
and sidewalk paving. 

Waumbeck street, ISTos. 73-75. Line and grade for edgestone, line 
and grade of edgestone tested, grade for inside, and measure- 
ment of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Waumhech street, Nos. 77-79. Line and grade for edgestone, line 
and grade of edgestone tested, grade for inside and measure- 
ment of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Waumbeck street, No. 81. Line and grade for edgestone, line and 
grade of edgestone tested, grade for inside, and measurement 
of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

West Cottage street, Dudley street to Judson street. Measurement 
of edgestone, gutter, driveway, and sidewalk paving. 

West Wahmt Park, northerly corner Columbus avenue. Measure- 
ment of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Whitney street, Nos. 30-36. Measurement of gutter paving. 

Wyman street, Nos. 25-35. Measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Wyman street, Nos. 20, 78-80. Line and grade of edgestone tested, 
grade for edgestone, grade of edgestone tested, grade for inside 
and measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 



Engineering Department. 55 

Wyoming street, opposite Wabeuo street. Line and grade for edge- 
stone, line and grade of edgestone tested twice, grade for in- 
side, and measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk 
paving. 

Dorchester. 

Abbot street, Xo. 28. Line and grade for edgestone, line and grade 
of edgestone tested, line and grade for artificial stone sidewalk, 
line and grade of artificial stone sidewalk tested, and measure- 
ment of edgestone, gutter paving and artificial stone sidewalk. 

Adams street, at Tenean creek. Line and grade for edgestone. 

Adams street, j^os. 128-136 and 373. Line and grade for artificial 
steel-bound curb, line and curb, line and grade for artificial 
stone sidewalk, artificial stone sidewalk tested, and measure- 
ment of artificial stone sidewalk. 

Algonquin street, N'o. 30. Line and grade for resetting edgestone, 
line and grade of edgestone tested, line and grade for artificial 
stone sidewalk, line and grade for artificial stone sidewalk 
tested and artificial stone sidewalk measured. 

Allston street, Nos. 4-6-8 and corner Centre street. Line and grade 
for edgestone, line and grade of edgestone tested, line and 
grade Jfor artificial stone sidewalk, line and grade of artificial 
stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of artificial stone side- 
walk. 

Bellevue street, Xo. 10. Line and grade for edgestone and measure- 
ment of edgestone and gutter paving. 

Bkhiell street, Xo. 50. Line and grade for edgestone, line and 
grade of edgestone tested, line and grade for artificial stone side- 
walk, line and grade of artificial stone sidewalk tested, and 
measurement of artificial stone sidewalk. 

Blue Hill avenue, ISTos. 390-398. Measurement of edgestone and 
gutter paving. 

Blue Hill avenue, near Mattapan street. Line and grade for con- 
struction. 

Blue Hill avenue, from Walkhill street to, and south of, railroad. 
Line and grade for construction. 

Boivdoin avenue, No. 101. Line and grade for edgestone, line and 
grade of edgestone tested, line and grade for artificial stone 
sidewalk, line and grade of artificial stone sidewalk tested, and 
measurement of edgestone, gutter paving, brick and artificial 
stone sidewalk. 

Bowd.oin street, JTos. 304-308. Measurement of brick paving. 

Brent street, Talbot avenue to Washington street. Line and grade 
for resetting edgestone and measurement of edgestone, gutter 
and brick paving. 

BrooJcford street, No. 45. Line and grade for edgestone and measure- 
ment of edgestone, gutter and brick paving. 

Bullard streei, from Bowdoin street to Rosseter street. Measure- 
ment of coal tar concrete. 

Burrell street, corner Norfolk avenue. Line and grade for edge- 
stne, line and grade of edgestone tested, line and grade for arti- 
ficial stone sidewalk, line and grade of artificial stone sidewalk 
tested, and measurement of artificial stone sidewalk. 

Burrell street, Nos. 50-60. Line and grade for edgestone, line and 
grade of edgestone tested, line and grade for artificial stone 
sidewalk, line and grade of artificial stone sidewalk tested, and 
measurement of edgestone, gutter paving and artificial stone 
sidewalk. 



66 City Document No. 14, 

Capen street, from Norfolk street to Evans street. Line and grade 
for construction. 

Clarkson street, Nos. 75-79-81. Line and grade for edgestone, line and 
grade of edgestone tested, line and grade for artificial stone side- 
walk, line and grade of artificial stone sidewalk tested, and meas- 
urement of edgestone, gutter paving and artificial stone sidewalk. 

Clarkson street, No. 27. Line and grade for edgestone and measure- 
ment of edgestone and gutter paving. 

Clarkson street, No. 67. Line and grade for edgestone and measure- 
ment of edgestone and gutter paving. 

Clarkson street, No. 28. Measurement of coal tar concrete. 

Columbia road, No. 572. Line and grade of edgestone tested, line 
and grade for artificial stone sidewalk, line and grade of artifi- 
cial stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of artificial stone 
sidewalk. 

Columbia road, corner Quincy street. Line and grade of edgestone 
tested, line and grade for artificial stone sidewalk, line and grade 
of artificial stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of artificial 
stone sidewalk. 

Columbia road, near Dorchester avenue. Line and grade for artifi- 
cial stone sidewalk, line and grade of artificial stone sidewalk 
tested, and measurement of artificial stone sidewalk. 

Crescent avenue, at Sydney street. Measurement of brick paving. 

Crescent avenue, Nos. 20-25. Measurement of brick pavement. 

Dewey street, Nos. 51-57-61-63, and at Howard avenue. Line and 
grade for edgestone, line and grade of edgestone tested, line and 
grade for artificial stone sidewalk, line and grade of artificial 
stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of edgestone, gutter 
paving and artificial stone sidewalk. 

Dorchester avenue, East Cottage street to Edison Green. Line and 
grade for resetting edgestone and measurement of edgestone, 
gutter paving and brick. 

Dorchester avenue, Nos. 865, 867. Line and grade for edgestone, 
line and grade of edgestone tested, line and grade for artificial 
stone sidewalk, line and grade of artificial stone sidewalk tested, 
and measurement of artificial stone sidewalk. 

Dorchester avenue, No. 1221. Measurement of roadway paving. 

Dorchester avenue, Nos. 1851, 1849, Line and grade of edgestone 
tested, line and grade for artificial stone sidewalk, line and 
grade of artificial stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of 
artificial stone sidewalk. 

Dorchester avenue. No. 1500. Measurement of brick paving. 

Dorchester avenue, Bailey street to Fuller street. Line and grade for 
resetting edgestone and measurement of edgestone and gutter 
paving. 

East Cottage street, No. 278. Line and grade for edgestone and 
' measurement of edgestone, gutter and brick paving. 

East Cottage street, No. 47. Measurement of brick paving. 

East Cottage street, corner Batchelder street. Measurement of brick 
paving. 

East Cottage street, at Clifton street. Measurement of brick paving. 

Edson street, Nos. 15-17-27. Line and grade for edgestone and 
measurement of edgestone and gutter paving. 

Eldon street, Washington street to Bowdoin avenue. Measurement 
of edgestone, gutter and brick paving. 

Elmo street. Blue Hill avenue to Erie street. Line and grade for 
edgestone, and measurement of edgestone and gutter paving. 



Engineering Department. 57 

Fenelon street, Nos. 8-16 and 17. Line aud grade of edgestone tested, 
line and grade for artificial stone sidewalk, line and grade of 
artificial stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of artificial 
stone sidewalk. 

Folsom street, JSTos. 15-19. Line and grade for artificial stone-bound 
curb, line and grade for artificial stone sidewalk, line and grade 
of artificial stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of artificial 
stone sidewalk. 

Geneva avenue, at Bowdoin street. Line and grade for edgestone and 
measurement of edgestone, gutter and brick paving. 

Gleamn street, Harvard street to Bradshaw street. Measurement of 
edgestone, gutter and brick paving. 

Glendale street, No. 64, and corner Columbia road. Line and grade 
for edgestone, and measurement of edgestone and gutter paving. 

Gramjnan ivay, Howard estate. Line and grade for edgestone. 

Greenbrier street, Nos. 24-32-42-46-50. Line aud grade of edge- 
stone tested, line and grade for artificial stone sidewalk, line and 
grade of artificial stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of 
artificial stone sidewalk. 

Hamilton street, No. 80. Line and grade of edgestone, and measure- 
ment of edgestone and gutter paving. 

Hamilton street, near Bellevue street extension. Line and grade for 
resetting edgestone. 

Hancock street, No. 227. Line and grade of edgestone tested, line 
and grade for artificial stone sidewalk, line and grade of artifi- 
cial stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of artificial stone 
sidewalk. 

Harbor View street, corner Dorchester avenue. Line and grade for 
resetting edgestone, and measurement of edgestone and gutter. 

Harbor View street. No. 14. Line and grade for resetting edgestone, 
line and grade of edgestone tested, line and grade for artificial 
stone sidewalk, line aud grade of artificial stone sidewalk tested, 
and measurement of edgestone, gutter paving and artificial stone 
sidewalk. 

Hartford street, Nos. 47-49. Measurement of brick paving. 

Humphrey street, Nos. 16-18-20-22. Measurement of brick paving. 

Kemvood street, Nos. 06-68. Line and grade of edgestone tested, 
line and grade for artificial stone sidewalk, line and grade of 
artificial stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of artificial 
stone sidewalk. 

King street. Measurement of coal tar concrete. 

Magnolia street, at Magnolia square. Line and grade for edgestone, 
line and grade for edgestone tested, line and grade for artificial 
stone sidewalk, line and grade of artificial stone sidewalk tested, 
and measurement of edgestone, gutters, paving, aud artificial 
stone sidewalk. 

McLellan street, between Page street and Fowler street. Line and 
grade for edgestone, line and grade of edgestone tested, line and 
grade for artificial stone sidewalk, line and grade of artificial 
stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of edgestone, gutter 
paving and artificial stone sidewalk. 

McLellan street, and Erie street. Line and grade for edgestone, line 
and grade of edgestone tested, line and grade for artificial stone 
sidewalk, line aud grade of artificial stone sidewalk tested, and 
measurement of edgestone, gutter paving aud artificial stone 
sidewalk. 



58 City Document No. 14. 

Michigan avenue, Nos. 29-33. Line and grade of edgestone tested, 
line and grade for artificial stone sidewalk, line and grade of 
artificial stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of artificial 
stone sidewalk. 

Morse street, No. 10. Line and grade for resetting edgestone, line 
and grade of edgestone tested, line and grade for artificial stone 
sidewalk, line and grade of artificial stone sidewalk tested, and 
measurement of edgestone, gutter paving and artificial stone 
sidewalk. 

Morse street, south-easterly side, from Washington street to Bowdoin 
avenue. Line and grade for resetting edgestone, line and grade 
of edgestone tested, line and grade for artificial stone sidewalk, 
line and grade of artificial stone sidewalk tested, and measure- 
ment of edgestone, gutter paving and artificial stone sidewalk. 

Neponset avenue, No. 491 to Bridge. Line and grade for edgestone, 
and measurement of edgestone and gutter paving. 

Neponset avenue. No. 125. Line and grade for edgestone, and meas- 
urement of edgestone and gutter paving. 

Neponset avenue, No. 192. Line and grade for resetting edgestone, 
line and grade of edgestone tested, and line and grade for 
artificial stone sidewalk. 

Newport atreet, Nos. 10-12, Line and grade for edgestone and 
measurement of edgestone and gutter paving. 

Nightingale street. No. 26. Line and grade of edgestone tested, line 
and grade for artificial stone sidewalk, line and grade of artifi- 
cial stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of artificial stone 
sidewalk. 

Norfolk street, near Nelson street. Measurement of brick paving. 

Oakland street, near Kiver street. Line and grade for edgestone. 

Park street, Nos. 514-516. Line and grade of edgestone tested, 
line and grade for artificial stone sidewalk, line and grade of 
artificial stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of artificial 
stone sidewalk. 

Park street, No. 549. Line and grade of edgestone tested, line and 
grade for artificial stone sidewalk, line and grade of artificial 
stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of artificial stone. 

Pleasant street, between Savin Hill avenue and Freeport street. 
Line and grade for resetting edgestone. 

Qui7icy street, Nos. 132-148. Line and grade for edgestone, and 
measurement of edgestone and gutter paving. 

Quincy street, Nos. 364-366. Line and grade of edgestone tested, 
line and grade of artificial stone sidewalk tested, and measure- 
ment of artificial stone sidewalk. 

Quincy street. No. 457. Line and grade for edgestone, and measure- 
ment of edgestone and gutter paving. 

Bichfield street, No. 12. Line and grade of edgestone tested, line 
and grade for artificial stone sidewalk, and measurement of 
artificial stone sidewalk. 

Richfield street. No. 63 to Olney street. Line and grade of edge- 
stone tested, line and grade for artificial stone sidewalk, line 
and gi-ade for artificial stone sidewalk tested, and measure- 
ment of artificial stone sidewalk. 

Rockwell avemie, and Milton avenue. Line and grade for edgestone, 
and measurement of edgestone and gutter paving. 

Bosedale street, No. 27. Line and grade of edgestone tested, line 
and grade of artificial stone sidewalk tested, and measurement 
of artificial stone sidewalk. 



Engineering Depaetment. 59 

Boslin street, No. 62. Line and grade for resetting edgestone, line 
and grade of edgestones tested, and line and grade for artificial 
stone sidewalk. 

Bosseter street, No. 120. Measurement of edgestone and gutter 
paving. 

Sagamore street, Nos. 35-37. Line and grade for edgestone, line 
and grade of edgestone tested, line and grade for artificial stone 
sidewalk, line and grade of artificial stone sidevvalk tested, and 
measurement of edgestone, gutter paving and artificial stone 
sidewalk. 

Sargent street, Nos. 34-36. Measurement of brick paving. 

Savin Hill avenue, Nos. 71-73. Measurement of brick paving. 

Savin Hill are»ue, corner Spring street. Line and grade of edge- 
stone tested, line and grade for artificial stone sidewalk, line 
and grade of artificial stone sidewalk tested, and measurement 
of artificial stone sidewalk. 

Savin Hill avenue, Nos. 153-159. Line and grade of edgestone 
tested, line and grade for artificial stone sidewalk, line and 
grade of artificial stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of 
edgestone, gutter paving, and artificial stone sidewalk. 

Sawyer avenue, Nos. 56-58. Measurement of brick paving. 

School street, south-westerly corner Washington street. Line and 
grade for edgestone. 

Standish street, No. 43 to Park street. Line and grade for edge- 
stone, line and grade of edgestone tested, line and grade for 
artificial stone sidewalk, line and grade of artificial stone side- 
walk tested, and measurement of edgestone, gutter paving, and 
artificial stone sidewalk. 

Stanwood street. Nos. 34-36-38. Line and grade for edgestone, line 
and grade of edgestone tested, line and grade for artificial stone 
sidewalk, line and grade of artificial stone sidewalk tested, and 
measurement of edgestone, gutter paving and artificial stone 
sidewalk. 

Stanwood street, Nos. 151-153. Line and grade for edgestone, line 
and grade of edgestone tested, line and grade for artificial stone 
sidewalk, line and grade of artificial stone sidewalk tested and 
measurement of edgestone, gutter paving and artificial stone 
sidewalk. 

Stamvood street, Nos. 140-142. Line and grade for edgestone and 
measurement of edgestone and gutter paving. 

Sydney street, Nos. 103, 105, 107. Line and grade for edgestone 
and measurement of edgestone, gutter and brick paving. 

Talbot avenue, Nos. 2, 4, 6, 8, 10. Line and grade for edgestone 
and measurement of edgestone and gutter paving. 

Talbot avenue, Norfolk street to Blue Hill avenue. Line and grade 
for construction and measurement of edgestone and gutter 
paving. 

Topliff street, corner Longfellow street. Measurement of coal tar 
concrete. 

Trull street, No. 23. Line and grade of edgestone tested, line and 
grade for artificial stone sidewalk, line and grade of artificial 
stone sidewalk tested and measurement of artificial stone side- 
walk. 

Van Winkle street, Carruth street to Eandolph terrace. Line and 
grade for resetting edgestone, and edgestone and gutter paving 
measured. 



60 City Document No. 14. 

Victor street, line and grade for edgestone. 

Virginia street, Nos. 54-56. Measurement of brick paving. 

Walcott street, 'Nos. 7-15 and 46. Line and grade of edgestone 
tested, line and grade for artificial stone sidewalk, line and 
grade of artificial stone sidewalk tested and measurement of 
artificial stone sidewalk. 

JVales street, No. 16. Line and grade for resetting edgestone, line 
and grade of edgestone tested, line and grade for artificial stone 
sidewalk, line and grade of artificial stone sidewalk tested and 
measurement of artificial stone sidewalk. 

Wales street, No. 26. Line and grade of edgestone tested, line and 
grade for artificial stone sidewalk, line and grade of artificial 
stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of artificial stone side- 
walk. 

Wales street, Nos. 25-27. Line and grade of edgestone tested, line 
and grade for artificial stone sidewalk, line and grade of arti- 
ficial stone sidewalk tested and measurement of artificial stone 
sidewalk. 

Washington street and Erie street. Line and grade of edgestone 
tested, line and grade for artificial stone sidewalk, line and 
grade of artificial stone sidewalk tested and measurement of 
artificial stone sidewalk. 

Washington street and Columbia road. Measurement of crossing 
and brick paving. 

Washington street, corner Koslin street. Line and grade for reset- 
ting edgestone and measurement of edgestone and gutter pav- 
ing. 

Washington street. Blue Hill avenue to Glenarm street. Line and 
grade for construction and measurement of gutter paving. 

Washington street, at Dakota street. Line and grade for edgestone. 

Washington street, Nos. 215-217. Line and grade of edgestone 
tested, line and grade for artificial stone sidewalk, line and 
grade of artificial stone sidewalk tested and measurement of 
artificial stone sidewalk. 

Washington street, 'No. 321. Line and grade of edgestone tested, 
line and grade for artificial stone sidewalk, line and grade of 
artificial stone sidewalk tested and measurement of artificial 
stone sidewalk. 

Washington street, IsTos. 493-503. Measurement of edgestone, gutter 
and brick paving. 

Washington street, Nos. 710-712. Line and grade of edgestone 
tested, and line and grade for artificial stone sidewalk. 

Waterlow street, line and grade of edgestone tested, line and grade 
for artificial stone sidewalk, line and grade of artificial stone 
sidewalk tested, and measurement of artificial stone sidewalk. 

West Eoxbury. 

Anawan avenue, between Irving street and Park street. Measure- 
ment of gutter paving. 

Ashland street, Florence street to Sycamore street. Line and grade 
for construction and measurement of gutter paving. 

Beech street, at Kenneth street. Measurement of crosswalk and 
gutter paving. 

Birch street, Corinth street to Brandon street. Line and grade for 
edgestone and measurement of edgestone and gutter paving. 



Engineering Department. 61 

Birch street, Corinth street to Penfield street. Measurement of gut- 
ter paving. 

Boylston street, Xos. 19 to 25. Measurement of edgestone and gutter 
paving. 

Boylston street, No. 173. Measurement of sideAvalk paving. 

Brandon street, corner Birch street. Line and grade for edgestone 
and measurement of edgestone and sidewalk paving. 

Call street, corner Carolina avenue. Measurement of sidewalk 
paving. 

Carolina avenue, corner Call street. Measurement of sidewalk 
paving. 

Centre street, at Park street. Measurement of gutter paving. 

Centre street, at Starr lane. Measurement of concrete sidewalk. 

Centre street, corner Forbes street. Line and grade for edgestone, 
line and grade of edgestone tested, inside grade for artificial 
stone, and measurement of artificial stone sidevvalk. 

Centre street, corner Park street. Grade for edgestone and meas- 
urement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Chestmit avenue, from Armstrong street. Measurement of sidewalk 
and gutter paving. 

Corey street, at Pomfret street. Measurement of gutter paving. 

Cornell street, Kittredge street to Poplar street. Line and grade for 
construction. 

Cranston street, Kos. 39 to 59. Line and grade of edgestone tested. 

Cranston street, Nos. 44 to 76. Line and grade of edgestone tested. 

Danforth street, No. 46. Measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Danforth street, Nos. 53-55. Measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Eliot street, No. 38. Measui-ement of sidewalk paving. 

Elm street, No. 34. Measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Florence street, Ashland street to the bend. Line and grade for 
construction. 

Forbes street. Centre street to No. 20. Line and grade for edge- 
stone, line and grade of edgestone tested, inside grade for arti- 
ficial stone and measurement of artificial stone sidewalk. 

Forhes street, Nos. 43 to 61. Line and grade of edgestone tested, 
inside grade for artificial stone and measurement of artificial 
stone sidewalk. 

Forbes street. No. 50. Line and grade of edgestone tested, inside 
grade for artificial stone, and measurement of artificial stone 
sidewalk. 

Forest Hills street, corner "Washington street. Line and grade for 
edgestone and measurement of edgestone and gutter paving. 

Qlen road, east of Forest Hills street. Measurement of sidewalk 
paving. 

Hewlett street, corner Walter street. Line and grade for edgestone. 

Hyde Park avenue, from Weld street, southerly. Measurement of 
gutter paving. 

Hyde Park avenue, opposite Weld Hill street. Line and grade for 
edgestone and measurement of edgestone, sidewalk and gutter 
paving. 

Jamaica street, corner Woodman street. Line and grade for edge- 
stone and measurement of edgestone and gutter paving. 

Kenneth street, at Beech street. Measurement of gutter paving. 

Keyes street, corner Washington street. Line and grade of edge- 
stone tested, line and grade for edgestone, line and grade of 
edgestone tested, inside grade for artificial stone, and measure- 
ment of artificial stone sidewalk. 



62 City Docurient No. 14. 

Lorraine street, No. 35. Line and grade for artificial stone sidewalk. 
Montview street, opposite Park street. Measurement of gutter 

paving. 
Mt. Vernon street, La Grange street to Vermont street. Line and 

grade for gutters and measurement of gutter paving. 
Mt. Vernon street, Nos. 19 to 31. Measurement of gutter paving. 
Park street, from Centre street to Montview street. Line and grade 

for construction and measurement of gutter paving. 
Park street, from Centre street to Corey street. Line and grade 

for construction and measurement of edgestone sidewalk and 

gutter paving. 
Paul Gore street. No. 96. Line and grade for edgestone and 

measurement of edgestone and gutter paving. 
Perkins street, near Prince street. Measurement of gutter paving. 
Perkins street, Zamora street to Catalpa street. Measurement of 

edgestone and gutter paving. 
Pom/ret street, from Maple street to Corey street. Line and grade 

for construction. 
Poplar street, corner of South street. Measurement of sidewalk 

paving. 
Bidge street, corner of Sycamore street. Measurement of gutter 

paving. 
School street, Nos. 164 to 172. Measurement of edgestone, sidewalk 

and gutter paving. 
Sheldon street, at Prospect avenue. Measurement of gutter paving. 
Sheridan street, Nos. 56 to 76 and 53 to 69. Line and grade of edge- 
stone tested and measurement of artificial stone sidewalk. 
South street, at Dudley avenue. Measurement of gutter paving. 
South street, between Keyes street and Boynton street. Measure- 
ment of gutter paving. 
South street, corner of Poplar street. Measurement of sidewalk 

paving. 
Spri7ig street, at Gardner street. Line and grade for construction. 
Spring street, corner Centre street. Line and grade for construction 

and measurement of gutter paving. 
Spiring street, opposite Church street. Line and grade for edgestone. 
Spring Park avenue, No. 10. Line and grade of edgestone tested, 

inside grade for artificial stone and measurement of artificial 

stone sidewalk. 
Starr lane, corner Centre street. Line and grade for edgestone. 
Stratford avenue, easterly side, corner Clement avenue. Line and 

grade for artificial stone sidewalk. 
Stratford avenue, easterly side, near Clement avenue. Line and 

grade for artificial stone sidewalk. 
Summer street, between Powell street and Autumn street. Meas- 
urement of gutter paving. 
Walter street, corner Hewlett street. Line and grade for edge- 
stone and measurement of edgestone and gutter paving. 
Washington street, between Hyde Park avenue and AValk Hill 

street. Line and grade for edgestone and measurement of 

edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 
Washi7igt07i street, between Kittredge street and Albano street. 

Measurement of edgestone and gutter paving. 
Washington street, corner Forest Hills street. Line and grade for 

edgestone and measurement of edgestone and gutter paving. 
Washington street, near Metropolitan avenue. Measurement of 

edgestone and gutter paving. 



Engineering Department. 63 

Washington street, Nos. 3140 to 3144^. Line and grade of edgestone 
tested and measurement of artificial stone sidewalk. 

Washington street, Nos. 3236 to 3240. Measurement of gutter 
paving. 

Washington street, No. 3524. Line and grade of edgestone tested, 
line and grade for edgestone, line and grade of edgestone tested, 
inside grade for artificial stone and measurement of artificial 
stone sidewalk. 

Weld aveyme. No. 6, Measurement of edgestone, gutter and side- 
walk paving. 

Weld avenue, No. 13. Measurement of edgestone, gutter and side- 
walk paving. 

Wenham street, Nos. 72 to 90. Measurement of edgestone, gutter 
and sidewalk paving. 

Woodman street, corner Jamaica street. Line and grade for edge- 
stone, revised grade for edgestone and measurement of edge- 
stone and gutter paving. 

Brighton. 

Cambridge street, at AUston Heights. Measurement of edgestone 
and crosswalk paving. 

Cambridge street, at Brookline Gas Company. Grade for edgestone. 

Cambridge street, at Dustin street. Measurement of concrete side- 
walk. 

Cambridge street, near Eleanor street. Measurement of edgestone 
and crosswalk paving. 

Cambridge street, at Mechanic street. Measurement of crosswalk 
and gutter paving. 

Chestnut Hill avenue, opposite Chiswick road. Line and grade for 
edgestone and measurement of edgestone, crosswalk, and gutter 
paving. 

Chestnut Hill avenue, at Winship street. Measurement of crosswalk 
paving. 

Commonwealth avenue, at Babcock street. Measurement of cross- 
walk paving. 

Commonwealth avenue, at Naples road. Measurement of crosswalk 
paving. 

Commonwealth avenue, between Babcock street and Winslow road. 
Line and grade for artificial stone, revised grade for artificial 
stone and measurement of artificial stone sidewalk. 

Commomvealth avenue, Brighton avenue to Warren street. Plan and 
profiles for revising grade of centre roadway, line and grade 
for dish gutters and measurement of gutter paving. 

Commonwealth avenue, Wai-ren street to Chestnut Hill avenue. Line 
and grade for constructing roadways and slopes, line and grade 
for dish gutters and catch-basins and measurement of gutter 
paving. 

Dustin street, corner Cambridge street. Line and grade for edge- 
stone, and measurement of edgestone and gutter paving. 

Faneuil street, at Parsons street. Measurement of edgestone and 
crosswalk paving. 

Gardner street, Nos. 84-88. Line and grade for artificial stone, line 
and grade of artificial stone tested and measurement of artificial 
stone sidewalk. 

Market street, No. 58. Line and grade of edgestone tested, inside 
grade for artificial stone, and measurement of artificial stone 
sidewalk. 



64 City Document No. 14. 

Marlcet street^ at Western avenue. Measurement of edgestone, 

crosswalk and gutter paving. 
Market street, Nos. 386-388. Line and grade of edgestone tested, 

inside grade for artificial stone and measurement of artificial 

stone sidewalk. 
North Beacon street, at Everett street. Measurement of crosswalk 

paving. 
Orkney road, Strathmore road to bend. Line and grade of edge- 
stone tested and measurement of artificial stone sidewalk. 
Royal road. No. 30. Line and grade for sidewalk. 
Soutlierland road, Beacon Circle to Englewood avenue. Line and 

grade for construction and measurement of crosswalk and gutter 

paving. 
Warren street, at Commonwealth avenue. Grade for edgestone and 

measurement of edgestone and gutter paving. 
Washington street, Nos. 326-328. Line and grade of edgestone 

tested, inside grade for artificial stone and measurement of 

artificial stone sidewalk. 
Washington street, corner Wirt street. Measurement of crosswalk 

paving. 
Washington street, No. 555. Line and grade for edgestone, line and 

grade of edgestone tested, inside grade for artificial stone and 

measurement of artificial stone sidewalk. 
Winship street, at Union street. Measurement of crosswalk paving. 



Engineering Department. 



65 



PLANS 

IN SURVEYING DIVISION, ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT, JANUARY 31, 1900. 



General Head under which Classified. 



Number 

of 
Plans. 



A 

B 

C 

D 

E 

F 

1 to 131 



14, 15, 16, 
and 17 



-, ( Part 1 
" (Part 2... 



Plans of estates (lithographed) . 



in Brighton 

in West Roxbury. 



wldenings, etc. 



School-houses and miscellaneous plans 

Plans from actual survey in City Proper 

Profiles of City Proper and Boston Harbor, and ancient 
plans 

Plans and profiles of streets in East Boston, 1849. .. 

" " " 1868... 

' " " South Boston, 1848... 



at South End. 



in Church and Suffolk 
street Districts 



" " " various streets . 
Miscellaneous plans, estates, etc 



Official plans from 1861 to 1854. 
Plans of estates 



Hale's plans of the streets in Boston, 1819. 
Plans of estates 



Carried forward. 



221 
189 
36 



664 
505 



1 Vol. 8 is a set of Architects' plans, and has been transferred to the Public Build- 
ings Department. 



66 



City Document No. 14. 



IN SURVEYING DIVISION, 



PLANS 



ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT, JANUARY 31, 

1900. — Continued. 



General Head under which Classified. 



Number 

of 
Plans. 



Vol. 42. 

" 43. 

" 44. 

" 45. 

" 46. 

" 47. 

" 48. 

" 49. 

" 50. 

" 51. 

■" 52. 

" 53. 

" 54. 

" 55. 

" 56. 

■" 57. 



70.... 
71 to I 



Brought forward 

Ancient plans of estates in South Boston, etc. 

Sectional plans of city lands at South End 

Plans of estates in Roxbury 



widenings in Roxbury 

" etc., in Roxbury 



Third Parish and Grammar School lands in Roxbury. 

Plans of widenings in Roxbury 

" " city lands and widenings in Roxbury 

Profiles of streets in Roxbury 



Plans of widenings in Brighton, 
estates in Brighton 



city property, etc., in Brighton, 
widenings in West Roxbury 



Profiles of streets 

Plans of city property, etc., in West Roxbury. 
" " estates, etc., in West Roxbury 



and Brighton. 



Charlestown plans, in bound volumes, showing street 
widenings and estates 

Charlestown street surveys 

Miscellaneous plans. . , 

Plans of estates in Roxbury , 

Carried forward 



Engineering Department. 



67 



PLANS 

IN SURVEYING DIVISION, ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT, JANUARY 
1900. — Continued. 



Indexed. 


General Head under which Classified. 


Number 

of 
Plans. 






7,989 
18 


Vol 86 


Plans of estates in Roxbury 






"88 




32 









" 90 


(I l< Cl •< 


10 














<< 93 


X <> 


28 




.. 


97 


" 95 




65 


" 96 




61 




il « 




" 98 


Plans of estates etc 




"99 


" " " " in Dorchester 


529 








" 101 


" " South Boston, west of G street 

" east ' 

" " East " south-east of Bremen St., 
" " " north-west of " " 


24 


" 102 


19 


" 103 




"104 


27 






" 106 






" 107 




152 




<l <C <1 •< << 




"109 


" .< « <i « 


215 




« « « <i « 


267 


" in 


Assessors' Plans, 1, Roxbury and West Roxbury 

" " 3, Dorchester and Brio'hton 


" 112 


24 


" 113 




81 


" 114 


" " 4, South Bay, Harbor and Charles- 






" 115 


" " 5, East Boston 


72 
129 
137 
127 






" 117 


" " 6B, " " 


" 118 










10,976 







68 



City Document No. 14. 



PLANS 

IN SURVEYING DIVISION, ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT, JANUARY 31, 

1900. — Continued. 



General Head under which Classified. 



Number 

of 
Plans. 



Vol. 119. 
120. 
121. 
122. 
123. 



130 

In Drawer A. 

Cases CC. . 

Drawer E. 

" F. 

G. 
H. 
L. 



N. 



CaseT 

Drawers 

Vol. I. to LXV. 



Brought forward 

Assessors' Plans, 8A, Roxbury , 



" " 9A, Dorchester 

9B, " 

" " lOA, West Roxbury , 

" lOB, " " , 

llA, Brighton 

Hale's Street Maps of Boston, Whitmore Reproduction, 
Sectional Plans, City Proper, Boston Gas Light Co., 
Public Lands belonging to Town of Dorchester 



Copies of plans filed with Town of Dorchester previous 
to annexation 



Copies of Deed Plans and Plans of other Surveyors 

Maps of Boston, etc 

Miscellaneous roUed plans 

Plans from surveys in City Proper 



Plans and profiles from surveys in City Proper and 
Roxbury 



South Boston plans and profiles 

East Boston plans and profiles 

Official plans, profiles, etc 

Copies of plans by other surveyors 

Plans of city lands 

Miscellaneous rolled tracings 

Tracings of plans and profiles 

Copies of official plans indexed in Vol. .31 and Drawer L, 
Maps, etc., in bound volumes 



Miscellaneous plans of the Back Bay Commission in 
portfolio 



Hanging plans 

Plans in progress, City Proper. . . 

" " " South Boston. 

" " " East Boston . . 

" " " Roxbury 

" " " Dorchester . . . 

Carried forward 



Engineering Department. 



69 



PLANS 



IN SURVEYING DIVISION, 



ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT, JANUARY 31. 

1900. — Concluded. 



General Head under which Classified. 



Number 

of 
Plans. 



Brought forward 

Plans in progress, West Roxbury 

" " " Brighton 

" " " Charlestown 

Roxbury sectional plans 

"West Roxbury sectional plans 

Sectional plans filed under Board of Survey Act. 
Plans filed by the Boston Transit Commission 

*' " " " Boston Terminal Company — 

Indexed plans of Dorchester 

Sectional " " " 

Miscellaneous plots and plans of Dorchester 

Blue prints of ofllcial and progress plans 



Blue prints, change of Location and Grade, N.Y., N.H 
&H.R." ~ . ~ . 



.R., at South End 



Blue prints, change of Grade, Providence Division, Old 
Colony R.R 



Blue prints, change of Grade, West Roxbury Branch. 

Plans of proposed streets submitted by owners and 
approved by the Board of Street Commissioners : 



City Proper.... 

East Boston 

South Boston. .. 

Roxbury 

Dorchester 

Charlestown . . . 
West Roxbury. 
Brighton 



Plans of proposed streets submitted by owners for the 
approval of the Board of Street Commissioners now 
under consideration: 



Roxbury 

Dorchester 

West Roxbury. 
Brighton 



419 
14 



2,508 
232 
530 
916 



48 
16 

1 

12 
5 
59 
186 
1 
102 
51 



70 



City Document No. 14. 



There are also 4,470 lithographed plans in the office at 
Old Court House not included in the foregoing list, viz. : 

Lithographed maps of Dorchester, made in 1869 . 

" " " " " 1880 . 

" " West Roxbury, made in 1873 

" " Brighton, made in 1873 

" " Fort Hill, made in 1866-69 . 

" " Church-st. district, made in 1868 

" " Washington-st. widening (parts 1, 2, 3) 
made in I860 

" " Washington-st. extension, made in 1869 

It u jsforth street, made in 1859 . 

" " Stony brook, drainage area 

" " Boston, made in 1866-67 

" " Boston, made in 1888 .... 

" " Suffolk-st. district, made in 1869 

" " South Boston, made in 1880 

" " Roxbury, made in 1880 

" " Burnt district 

" " Mt. Hope Cemetery .... 

" " Winthrop Farm 

" " Hanover avenue 

" " Muddy river " . . . . 

" " Pemberton square, Court-House site 

" " East Newton street, lots on, sold by auc 
tion, made in 1888 .... 

" " Public lands in South Boston, sold by auc- 
tion, made in 1885 ..... 

" " Public lands in South Boston, sold by auc 
tion, made in 1888 .... 

" " Boylston street, old Public Library lot 

" " Public lands in South Boston, sold by auc- 
tion, made in 1882 .... 

" " Boston Directory map, made in 1886 . 

" " Boston, scale, 1,600 feet to an inch, made 
in 1890 

" " Boston, scale, 800 feet to an inch, made in 
1891, colored plans .... 

" " Boston proper, scale, 500 feet to an inch, 
made in 1894 

" " Exhibit No. 1, City Surveyor's Report 
1893 

" " Exhibit No. 2, City Surveyor's Report 
1893 

" " Exhibit No. 3, City Surveyor's Report, 

1893 ....'..: 

" " High street, public lands sold by auction 

" " Beacon Hill, State House site 

" " Harrison avenue. Savage School-house lot, 

auction plan 

" " Boston proper, showing changes in street 

and wharf lines from 1795 to 1895 . 



4,470 



Engineering Department. 71 



ARCHITECT DIVISION. 



The duties of this division are to furnish to the different 
departments, upon application, information, sketches, esti- 
mates, etc., on all matters pertaining to the construction, 
alteration and equipment of buildings, and to prepare plans 
and specifications, and to superintend the construction of 
alteration work. The Consulting Architect of the depart- 
ment is connected with this division, and through him the 
division acts in an advisory capacity to the Mayor in all 
architectural matters, including the approval of plans and 
specifications and of contracts and changes in the same. 
The office has been organized as an expert force, and every 
effort has been made to place at the disposal of the different 
departments full and reliable information on matters of archi- 
tectural design, and construction, plumbing, heating and 
ventilating, power plants, cooking and laundry apparatus, 
elevators, etc., etc. 

The services of the division along the above lines have 
been in demand throughout the year by nearly every depart- 
ment, as shown in the appended itemized statement of work 
performed, and has unquestionably had a strong influence in 
obtaining better and more economical work in all building 
matters. 

The office is maintained upon a business basis, employing 
men only for such time as there is actual work for them. 
Charges are made against other departments only in cases 
where plans are made and construction work actually per- 
formed and superintended. These charges have averaged 
about £2 per cent, of the cost of construction. 

The need of an expert office for reference has been well 
established, together with the fact that its legitimate work 
can be performed at the greatest convenience and at the 
lowest cost by an office of this kind. The greatest field of 
influence of the division will lie in consultation and altera- 
tion work, together with the preparation of schemes and 
estimates, rather than in the actual construction of large and 
important new buildmgs which, under the present system, 
are placed in charge of architects in private practice. 

The total cost of the division for the year has been 
$12,529.40, which is properly distributed as follows : 



$2,500 


00 


4,600 


00 


5,529 


40 


112,529 40 


4,650 


71 


$7,878 69 



72 City Document No. 14. 

For approval of plans, specifications, contracts, 
etc., and changes in the same . . , . 

For reports, sketches and other consultation 
work ....... 

For plans, specifications and superintendence 
of work actually constructed 

Total cost of division .... 

Total amount charged off against other city 
departments ...... 

Net cost to Engineering Department . 

The following is a synopsis of the work performed by the 
division for the year ending January 31, 1900. 

Plans and contracts have been approved by the Consulting 
Architect for the following construction work : 

Erection and Completion. 

Bigelow School, South Boston. 

Chapman School, East Boston. 

Temporary School, Monroe street. 

Winship School. 

Grammar School, Quincy and Perth streets, Dorchester. 

Primary School, Parker street, Roxbury. 

Heating and Ventilating. 

Dorchester High School. 

East Boston High School. 

South Boston High School. 

West Roxbury High School. 

Mechanic Arts High School, addition to. 

Quincy and Perth streets School, Dorchester. 



Frothingham School. 

Quincy and Perth streets School. 

Mechanic Arts High School, addition to 

G-rading. 

West Roxbury High School. 
Webster avenue Primary School. 
Frederick A. Whitney School. 



Engineering Department. 73 



Miscellaneous. 

Frothingham School, masonry. 

Qiiincy and Perth-streets School, plastering, carpentry, etc. 

Mechanic Arts High School, furnishing. 

Boston Elevated Railway stations, Atlantic avenue, Dover 
street. 

Apartment house, fronting on park property, J. P. Leahey, 
owner. 

Columbia Yacht Club-house, on park property, South 
Boston. 

Catholic Church, Columbia road, Dorchester. 

Residence, fronting on park property, Back Bay, H. S. 
Bradley, owner. 

Additions to the contracts for the various city buildings, 
now in process of construction, aggregating the sum of 
$18,137.87, and deductions aggregating the sum of |6, 378.20, 
were carefully checked up and report made to the Mayor as 
to their correctness. 

Reports have been made on the following matters : 

On the conditions governing the architectural competition 
for Mt. Hope Chapel, Cemetery Department. 

On the amount charged by the Repairs Division for work 
performed by them for Park Department. 

On the amount charged by the Repairs Division for work 
performed by them for Trustees for Insane. 

On charge for architectural services by J. Lyman Faxon. 

On charge for architectui'al services by James Mulcahey. 

On heating and ventilation of East Boston High School. 

On renewal of drains. Men's Dormitory, Long Island. 

On storage tank and water connection, Charlestown Alms- 
house. 

On cost of house, fronting on park property, J. P. Leahey, 
owner. 

On scheme of decoration proposed for Armory, Ancient and 
Honorable Artillery Company, Faneuil Hall. 

On building limit line. South Boston Strandway, Park De- 
partment. 

On steam supply to water service pump, Long Island. 

On boiler capacity. City Hall. 

On condition of Engine-house No. 43, South Boston. 

On roof construction of East Boston High School. 

On settlement of chimney and wall of chapel, Austin Farm. 



74 City Document No. 14. 

On cost of proposed waiting-room and drinking fountain, 

Brighton avenue, Street Department. 
On machinery and shafting, Parental School, West Roxbury. 
On alterations of heating system, Women's Dormitory, Long 

Island. 
On heating and ventilation plans, Quincy and Perth streets 

School. 
On alterations of heating system. Men's Dormitory, Long 

Island. 
On " Sydney Smith " boiler settings. 
On elevators and proposals for same for City Hospital. 
On erection of an ambulance stable, South Boston. 
On amount to be paid for purchase of steam, Faneuil Hall. 
On alteration of dormitory building, Rainsford Island. 
On additional heating surface required, hospital. Long 

Island. 
On party-wall agreement. Fire Department headquarters 

building. 
On hot water apparatus. Convenience Station, Park street. 
On condensation, laundry building. Pierce Farm. 
On extension of boiler-house. Pierce Farm. 
On cost of steam supplied by Fire Department to Dover- 
street bath-house. 

Sketch plans have been made and submitted on the follow- 
ing architectural problems : 

For extension of hospital buildings. Deer Island. 

For enlarging Convenience Station, Park street. 

For rearrangement of rooms and lockers. South Boston 
gymnasium. 

For Convenience Station, Ward 19, Roxbury. 

For proposed power-house, Long Island. 

For proposed bakery. Long Island. 

For proposed laundry building, Long Island. 

For alterations of Chemical No. 11 house. 

For rearrangement of quarters occupied by Printing Depart- 
ment. 

For rearrangement of shower baths. South Boston gymna- 
sium. 

For tower clock, South Ferry head-house. 

For stable, sheds, wash-room, etc.. Street Department, East 
Boston. 

For balustrade, Ipswich-street bridge. 

For cattle tie-up. Long Island. 

For temporary school building, Parental School. 

For gymnasium building, Ward 9. 



ExGixEERixG Department. 75 

For extension of boiler-house, Pierce Farm. 

For removal of Mechanics Building organ to West Church, 
Cambridge street. 

For removal of Mechanics Building organ to Ward 17, 
ward-room, Dudley street. 

For alterations, Engine-house No. 23, Northampton street. 

For grading grounds aroimd Ward 17 ward-room, Dudley 
street. 

For ambulance stable, South Boston. 

For arrangement of laundry machinery. Long Island building. 

For alteration, dormitory building, Rainsford Island. 

For proposal coal bunker, Rainsford Island. 

For proposed coal bunker. Long Island. 

For tablet, South Boston gymnasium. 

For tablet, Dover-street bath-house. 

For tablet, Convenience Station, Park street. 

For shelter, Congress-street bridge. 

For shelter, Summer-street bridge. 

For float, run, etc.. Ward 3 playground, Charlestown. 

For winter housings of stairs. Convenience Station, Park 
street. 

For alteration. Ward 19 ward-room, for gymnasium purposes. 

For proposed Nurses' Home, Long Island. 

For proposed extension of hospital. Long Island. 

For proposed extension of west wing. House of Correction, 
South Boston. 

For proposed Sloyd building, Parental School. 

For proposed coal bunker. Parental School. 

For proposed combination library, public bath, etc., Hay- 
market square. 

For Convenience Stations, Post Office square. 

For alterations, Mayor's private office. 

For canopy, Council Chamber, City HaU. 

For alteration, dormitory building, Parental School. 

For brick administration building. Parental School. 

For wooden administration building. Parental School. 

For new dormitory building, Parental School. 

For chapel, Parental School. 

Plans have been traced and detail drawings have been 
made for changes in offices, for inside finish, cupboards, 
lockers, closets, etc., etc., for various departments. 

The following is a statement of the work, together with 
the cost of the same, performed and superintended by this 
Division : 



76 City Document No. 14. 

Bath Commission : 

Gymnasium, Commonwealth 

Park .... $14,779 72 

Convenience Station, Park 

street .... 15,000 00 

Convenience Station, Ward 19 . 1,624 50 
Alteration, Gymnasium, Ward 9, 1,150 73 
Public Landing, Dorchester . 998 91 
Miscellaneous, floats, rafts, 

houses, lockers, runs, etc., etc. 2,360 37 



Children's Trustees Department : 
Parental School : 

Temporary school building, 
alteration of buildings, heat- 
ing, etc 17,276 84 

Rains ford Island : 

Repairing wharf damaged by 
storm, repairing burned 
dormitory building, miscel- 



135,914 23 



laneous alterations. . 


19,157 06 










26,433 


90 






Election Commission : 








Alteration of booths, miscellane- 








ous alterations in ward-rooms, 








putting up rails, etc. . 


15,081 71 










5,081 


71 






Engineering Department : 








Faneuil Hall, reconstruction of . 


$30,229 29 






Drawtender's House, Summer- 








street Bridge 


1,903 00 










32,132 


29 






Fire Department: 








Chemical No. 11, house, altera- 








tion ..... 


$6,695 18 






Ladder-house No. 8, alterations. 


1,478 68 






Engine-house No. 43, altera- 








tions ..... 


566 02 






Miscellaneous alterations 


2,147 42 










10,887 


30 






Hospital Department : 








Machinery and shafting, Laun- 








dry Building 


$2,125 00 






Conduit work 


3,300 00 







Carried forward . . . $5,425 00 $110,449 43 



Engineering Department. 77 



Brought forward . 


•f5,425 00 


$110,449 43 


Elevator, Surgical Building 


8,842 00 






New steam mains . 


2,388 00 






Miscellaneous alterations . 


8,014 96 










19,669 


96 






i/U 


Insane Trustees Department: 








Extension of boiler-house, mis- 








cellaneous alterations, piping, 








etc 


17,897 37 






Miscellaneous alterations, Pierce 








Farm 


1,990 49 










9,887 


Sfi 


Lamp Department: 




Ou 


Alterations, storehouse 


$2,500 34 










2,500 


34 






o^ 


Pauper Institutions Department: 








Miscellaneous alterations, 








Charlestown Almshouse 


12,478 47 






Miscellaneous alterations heat- 








ing, plumbing, etc.. Long 








Island ..... 


5,624 48 






Power-house and Equipment, 








Long Island 


48,105 54 










56 ^^08 


49 


Penal Institutions Department: 




«JU,.jUO 


^1/ 


Extension of Contagious Hos- 








pital Buildings, Deer Island, 


19,778 00 










9,778 


00 


Printing Department : 




Vv 


Alterations in offices, etc. 


11,840 50 










1.840 


50 



Public Buildings Department: 

Ambulance Stable, Ward 15, 

South Boston . . . $4,876 94 

Grading grounds. Ward 17 ward- 
room 1,455 00 

Miscellaneous alterations in pub- 
lic buildings, etc. . . . 7,461 99 



Suffolk County : 

Alterations in plumbing system, 

etc., Charles-street Jail . $3,504 77 



13,793 93 



3,504 77 



Grand total .... $227,633 28 



78 City Document No. 14. 



[FROM THE CITY ENGINEER'S REPORT TO THE 
WATER DEPARTMENT.] 



During the past year 27.4 miles of main pipe have been 
laid and 10.5 miles abandoned, making a net increase of 16.9 
miles, and a total length in the system of 706.1 miles ; the 
pipe laid can be classified as follows : 

Miles. 

(1) Extension of large supply mains . . . 2.2 

(2) Extension for new buildings (by petition) . 7.1 

(3) Work done in advance of street construction 6.Q 

(4) Relaying old or small mains . . . .8.5 

(5) Miscellaneous work necessitated by other con- 

struction, etc. ...... 3.0 

In addition to the work demanded by the natural growth 
of and improvements m the city there is an increasing neces- 
sity for relaying small mains in order to ensure ample fire 
protection ; for several years past much has been done in this 
direction, but an equal or increased amount of relaying is 
required in the futui-e. 

It will be necessary to lay at least twenty-five miles of 
pipe yearly under present conditions. 

The following is a brief statement of the most important 
work done during the year, for all of which plans were fur- 
nished, lines and grades given when required, and the actual 
construction inspected. 

The 24-inch high service main in West Roxbury was ex- 
tended in South street to Centre street and thence through 
Centre street to Spring street, reducing at Beach street to 
twenty inches ; connections were made at Beach, La Grange, 
and Spring streets. The completion of this main to Spring 
street has improved very greatly the service in the south- 
westerly portion of West Roxbury. 

A 20-inch low service main was laid in Washington street 
from Boylston to Kneeland street under difficulties of loca- 
tion shown by accompanying plan ; connection was made at 
Kneeland street with the existing 16-inch pipe in Washington 
street, and from this point a 16-inch main was laid in Kneeland 
street to Atlantic avenue, replacing the old 6-inch pipe; in 




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Engineering Department. 79 

Atlantic avenue the old 12-inch main was relaid with 16-inch 
as far as Oliver street. This work was made necessary by the 
new conditions brought about by the construction of the South 
Terminal Station. 

The 12-inch low service main in Western avenue, Brighton, 
was relaid with 16-inch from Barry's corner to Everett street, 
and it is mtended to carry the larger main as far as Market 
street, to improve the fire protection for the large industries 
in this neighborhood. 

A 16-inch pipe was laid in Columbia road, between I and 
O streets, under contract by O'Rourke & Nelson. 

A 16-inch main was laid in Q street, South Boston, from 
East Third to East Sixth street. A 16-inch main was laid 
in Talbot avenue from Nightingale street to Washington 
street. A 16-inch main was laid in Bowdoin street from 
Beacon street to Somerset street. Two 12-inch mains were 
laid in Commonwealth avenue, on the westerly side from 
Warren street to Chestnut Hill avenue, and on the easterly 
side from Warren street to Wallingford road. 

In a number of localities 10-inch and 12-inch pipe were laid 
replacing mains of a smaller size, notable on Beacon Hill and 
in the neighborhood of Faneuil Hall square in the City 
Proper, in Charlestown, East Boston, and South Boston, in 
the northern part of Roxbury, in Jamaica Plain, and in the 
neighborhood of Neponset, Dorchester. This work was all 
caused, entirely, by the need of more water for fire protection, 
the supply being ample for domestic service in each case. 

A large amount of relaying and changing pipe was caused 
by the extension through the city, easterly from Columbus 
avenue, of the Boston & Providence Railway ; by the work 
of the Massachusetts Pipe Line Company ; by the operations 
of the Boston Elevated Railway and Transit Commission, 
and by the abolishment of grade crossings at Summer-street 
extension and Dorchester avenue. 

Some of the work done under the above heads is as follows : 

For the Boston & Providence Railroad. 

250 feet of 20-inch pipe was relaid on Columbus avenue, 

" with 6-inch pipe on Cazenove street, 

was laid on Chandler street. 
was relaid with 12-inch pipe on Chandler street. 

" on Washington street. 

" " Motte street. 

" with 12-inch pipe on Way street. 

" on Albany street. 

" " Seneca street. 



2.50 


" 12 


320 


" 4 


100 


" 12 


450 


" 6 


140 


" 16 


100 


" 12 


220 


" 12 


130 


" 6 


350 


" 12 


250 


" 6 



80 



City Document No. 14. 



80 feet of 6-inch pipe was relaid on Oneida street. 
120 " 12 " " " Lehigh street. 

300 " 12 " was raised on Harrison avenue. 

A Deacon meter was established at Tremont and Compton 
streets to replace one abandoned at corner Tremont and 
Castle streets. 

For the Massachusetts Pipe Line Company. 

Main pipes were changed at 41 different points in Charles- 
town, Brighton, Roxbury, West Roxbnry, and Dorchester to 
allow the large gas-pipe to be laid, and a large number of 
service-pipes were changed in 23 streets on the same account. 

For the Boston Elevated Railway. 

384 feet of 24-inch pipe was relaid in Main street, Charlestown. 
" Main street, Charlestown. 
on Commercial street at Clark street. 
" Commercial street at Foster street. 
" Commercial st. at Greenough lane. 
" Commercial st. at Greenough lane. 
" Atlantic avenue at Pearl street. 
" Atlantic avenue at Central wharf. 
" Causeway street at Fitchburg 

Railroad Depot, 
with 12-inch pipe on Washington 
street, south of Rollins street. 
was lowered on Zeigler street, Roxbury. 

The 16-inch pipe in Main street, Charlestown, was changed 
at 16 points to avoid foundations for posts. 

The 8-inch pipe in Washington street was changed at 10 
points for the same reason, 

A number of services, hydrants, etc., were changed. 

For the Transit Comivhssion. 

560 feet of 12-inch pipe was relaid with 16-inch in Causeway street. 
200 " 12 " was raised in Charlestown street. 

165 " 12 " " " Endicott street. 

140 " 6 " was laid in Charles River avenue. 



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" 16 


25 


" 12 


36 


" 6 


170 


" 12 


49 


" 6 


60 


" 4 


16 


" 8 


140. 


" 18 


139 


" 8 


300 


" 6 



On Account Dorchester Avenue Grade Crossing. 

150 feet of 30-inch pipe was lowered on Swett street. 
was relaid on Boston street. 
" " Boston street, 

was relaid or lowered on Boston street. 
" lowered on Dorchester avenue. 
" raised on Kemp street. 



125 


' 20 


125 


' 16 


425 


' 12 


40 


' 12 


90 


' 6 



A number of hydrants, etc., were changed. 



Engineering Department. 81 

During the year a large section, containing 6,000 people, 
in Charlestown, was changed from high to low service, and in 
the neighborhood of Milton Lower Mills a section containing 
3,000 people was added to the high service. 

Three additional connections were made with the large 
mains of the Metropolitan Water Board, viz. : a 16-inch on 
Morton street, near Blue Hill avenue ; a 16-inch on River 
street at Morton street; and a 16-inch on North Harvard 
street at Spurr street. The connections previously made 
with the Metropolitan Water Board mains are as follows : 

A 36-inch on Beacon street, near Harvard street, Brook- 
line. 

A 30-inch on Pearl street at Walnut street, Somerville. 

A 24-inch on Broadway at Walnut street, Somerville. 

A 20-inch and a 24-inch on Broadway at Williams street, 
Chelsea. 

A 20-inch on South street at Morton street. 

A 12-inch on Orient avenue near Farrington street. East 
Boston. 

The policy of abolishing the old Boston hydrants has 
been continued during the year, 138 being abandoned. 

Two new recording gauges have been established in Dor- 
chester and two have been abandoned ; two have been estab- 
lished in Brighton, and one in West Roxbury. 

The results of the work done by the men operating the 
Deacon meters have been computed, and monthly statements 
of the waste found have been made. 



82 City Document No. 14. 



THE CORROSION OF PIPES BY ELECTROLYSIS. 

During the past year there has been no marked improve- 
ment in electrical conditions in the pipe system, while 
nothing has been observed to indicate a greater cause for 
uneasiness than in the past. The fact that conditions are 
ever changing, owing to the construction of new lines of 
electric railway, the laying of new pipe lines, etc., demands 
intelligent and constant investigation that new dangers may 
be detected and guarded against before serious damage 
occurs ; this field of work is largely without precedent, and 
an element of uncertainty in regard to actual conditions 
must obtain. While it is true that the return systems of 
electric railways have been improved in the past few years, 
it is equally true that the use of electricity for motive power 
is rapidly increasing, and that the water pipe proves, too 
often, to be the line of least resistance to the power station. 

The following extracts from the report of Messrs. Stone 
& Webster describes the work done by them during the year, 
and the existing conditions as determined by them : 

" In accordance with your request, we have, in the year 
1899, as in precedmg years, made an electrical survey in all 
parts of the City of Boston where the electric car tracks are 
located, to determine, if possible, the extent or likelihood of 
injury to the water mains and services b}^ corrosion due to 
the electric current escaping from the return sytems of the 
street railwaj'^s. 

" In our last year's report we showed by diagram how, in a 
general way, the conditions compared with those of the pre- 
vious year, and for this report we have paid still more atten- 
tion to getting data for comparison. We took pams to obtain 
readings at the same places as in 1898 ; and furthermore we 
took the readings twice between piping system and tracks, 
once in the spring and a second time in the autumn. 

" Appendix A, to this report, gives in tabulated form the 
three sets of readings, ^.e., 1898, spring of 1899 and autumn 
of 1899, respectively. The maximum values are given 
wherever the readings fluctuated, and for convenience the 
figures are recorded to only the nearest half volt." 



Engineeeing Department. 83 

"Volt-Meter Readings Between Piping System 
AND Tracks. 

" These readings are taken to ascertain the general tendency 
of the flow of electric current, which, under existing condi- 
tions, is bound to escape in larger or smaller quantities from 
the car tracks and on to the water pipes, as it seeks the path 
of least resistance in completing its circuit back to the power 
station. Where the piping system, which for convenience 
we shall also speak of as 'hydrant,' is of higher potential 
than the track, as shown by what we call a plus (-[-) or pos- 
itive reading, the presmnption is that here the current is 
flowing off the piping system through the gromid back to the 
rails. On the contrary, where it is of lower potential, as 
shown by a negative reading, the flow is presumably in the 
reverse direction. Single readings, however, are hardly 
reliable in an investigation of this kind, and often, after 
many readings in a given locality, we have but general indi- 
cations of how the current is flowing. 

" Corrosion by electrolysis takes place only where the 
current leaves the metal, whether to flow through the earth 
back to the rails, or on to some other pipe, or simply around 
a joint of poor electrical conductivit3^ Since, however, the 
current which flows off must necessarily first have flowed on, 
indications of a large current flowing on to the piping system 
are to be considered as indirect danger signs. Furthermore, 
since a perfect return system would carry the entire current 
back to the power station, without any of it flowing along 
the water pipes, these symptoms of escaping current afford a 
rough index as to the quality of the street railway returns. 

'•'■ Appendix A is inserted for a study of the conditions in 
detail; Appendix B, a table of averages, and Appendix C, 
a diagram giving a general view, contain most of the data 
essential for understanding the conclusions which we have 
drawn from this part of the examination. 

"In our report for 1898 we gave the averaged hydrant 
readings of the familiarly recognized districts of the city, as 
East Boston, Charlestown, City Proper, and the like ; giving 
these districts the somewhat arbitrary boundaries which we 
thought would best serve the purpose. In this report, how- 
ever, we have adopted what we consider a more logical 
classification, though it may appear at first sight less simple. 
We have grouped the readings according to general size, 
holding to the usual geographical boundaries onl}- where 
they happen to be convenient. 

" These hj^drant readings and their averages, thus recorded 



84 City Document No. 14. 

can, we think, be easily misunderstood, and therefore as our 
interpretation we offer the following : 

" One volt positive, or one volt negative, between hydrant 
and rail, is approximately the average of all the readings for 
the years 1898 and 1899. Taking this as a standard we 
assume, for the present, that the piping system in all the dis- 
tricts in which the averages do not exceed this amount is free 
from any widespread, serious electrolytic corrosion. On 
this basis the following districts, except possibly in very 
small sections, are not in danger of immediate trouble to 
water pipes : I. East Boston ; III. City proper ; IV. South 
Boston: VI. most of South End; VIII. most of Brighton; 
XL a large section of Dorchester ; and also District B, 
along North Beacon street, Brighton (location of the New- 
ton and Boston Street Railway). 

" It will be noticed by referring to tables in Appendix A^ 
and B^ that the highest single reading in any of the above- 
mentioned districts was — 3. volts ; this was in South Boston, 
at one hydrant in the spring, and at another near by in the 
autumn. But since these two cases are so isolated, and 
since they indicate a flow on to and not off from the pipes, 
we need call attention to them only for future comparison. 
Other local high readings also occur in these districts ; as, 
for instance, on Bowdoin street, Dorchester (District XL), 
near Geneva avenue and near Olney street. These were 
-|-2.5 and -|-2, respectively, and were taken this last autumn. 
Being positive readings they point to a possible danger dis- 
trict; but since the other positive readings of that vicinity 
are so much smaller we consider the value of these particu- 
lar ones to be principally for reference in future examinations. 

" Of the districts that showed a higher average than the 
standard, II., including most of Charles town, averaged for its 
negative readings — 2.5 volts, with a maximum (in 1898) of 
— 8 ; but evidently the extension of the tracks over the top 
of Bunker Hill, to connect again at the bottom with those on 
Main street at Sullivan square, has bettered the return 
system, as shown by the readings in 1899. The reading of 
— 4 last spring on Chelsea street is unusually high, but too 
local to be considered of much significance just now. Dis- 
trict XV., on Alford street, Charlestown, and across the 
Maiden bridge, with an average of positive readings of over 
-|-2, and a maximum (in the spring) of -|-4 would, we think, 
in all probability suffer much from electrolysis to-day, were 
it lined with houses. So long, however, as we know of no 
trouble that has developed here, and while there are so few 
service-pipes on Alford street, we should hardly call this a 
serious danger district. 



Engineering Depaetment. 85 

" District V., along Harrison avenue, between Dover and 
Northampton streets, has an average of positive readings de- 
cidedly higher than the standard, being -|-1.9 for the spring 
and -|-1.7 for the autumn, with maxima of -|-3 and -|-2.5, re- 
spectively. The negative readings were too low to consider. 
This is a danger district which we shall refer to again when 
we speak of excavations. 

" District VII., Back Bay, has no positive readings, but its 
negative readings averaged about — 1.5 volts, wdth a maxi- 
mum of — 3.5, in both spring and autumn. Since, however, 
the maximum readings are so isolated, and since the average 
is so slightly above the 1 volt, we do not consider its condi- 
tion as serious. 

" District IX., along Chestnut Hill Reservoir, is without 
positive readings, but shows indications from the large nega- 
tive readings that much current tends to flow on to the 
pipes, the average being over — 3 volts in the spring and 
over — 4 volts in the autumn, with a maximum of — 5. 
Whether this is due to inferior rail-bonding, and whether 
there actually is a large flow of current, as indicated, we 
cannot be sure without making careful and somewhat com- 
plicated tests, which we tliink would be worth the while 
another season. 

" A source of trouble which we have not considered a serious 
menace to the pipes in Boston, but which has been thought 
serious in other cities, as proved by actual cases of electro- 
lysis, is the flow of current along the water mains themselves. 
So long as the joints in the pipes are such good electrical 
conductors that there is little or no tendency for the current 
to flow around them, and hence to cause corrosion when it 
leaves the pipe, we know of no harm done by the current 
simply flowing along the mains. Experience in Boston 
seems to show that serious trouble from this flowing around 
joints has rarely occurred here. One probable case, in the 
South End district, we shall consider under the head of 
' Excavations.' 

'* District X., Roxbury and part of West Roxbury, 
although showing a somewhat high negative average for 
1898, shows by later measurements an improved condition. 
The local high readings on Centre street are not so high as 
in 1898, and we understand that the Boston Elevated Rail- 
way has taken much pains to remedy the peculiarly high 
reading on Washington street, near Morton, where the Nor- 
folk & Suburban Street Railway also has a terminus. 

" District XII., Field's Comer and Neponset, has no nega- 
tive readings, but a high average of positive ones. It is a 



86 City Document No. 14. 

danger district where serious trouble has been found which 
we shall consider under the head of ' Excavations.' 

" District XIV., Blue Hill avenue, between Grove Hall 
and Walk Hill street, has no positive readings worth con- 
sidering, but a high negative average, and, like the Reservoir 
District, will warrant particular study to see how much 
current is actually flowing. 

" District XV., Charlestown, we considered with District II. 

"As a whole, the hydrant readings along the Boston 
Elevated Railway system had nearly tlie same average as the 
standard of 1 volt, positive or negative ; and, as compared 
with most of the other street railways which enter the city, 
the Elevated shows a more efficient return system. 

" The districts other than those of the Boston Elevated do 
not, for the most part, show particularly high averages ; 
but this characteristic was noticed, that the size of the read- 
ing depends largely upon whether a car is near. In general, 
the smaller the system, i. e., the fewer the cars, the more 
sensitive to the nearness of the cars is the voltage between 
hydrant and rail, and consequently the flow of current. 
Thus, the maximum of 10 volts last spring on Washington 
street, in the district of the West Roxbury & Roslindale 
Street Railway, maintained only for a moment, shooting up, 
as it were, as the car approached from Forest Hills Station. 
This fact should be remembered in judging of the danger 
threatened by smaller roads, for the damage to be done by a 
large flow of current depends upon how long a time it flows. 

" District A, of the Lynn & Boston Railroad, we visited 
for the first time this autumn. It is but a short strip on 
Breed's Island, and the readings were low, except for the 
few moments that the car was near. It may be that in the 
summer season, during Sunday traffic, the current flows on 
to and off the pipes in large quantities, so that we v/ould 
reserve our decision as to how much trouble may be appre- 
hended from this source until we have taken measurements 
under more representative conditions. 

" District B, along North Beacon street, Brighton, part of 
the Newton & Boston Street Railway, shows almost no signs 
threatening serious trouble. Here is a recently laid track, 
in operation only about two years, and if that company 
maintains it in as good condition as we have found, we should 
be surprised to learn of any trouble to water-pipes resulting 
in the near future. 

"District C, in Squantum and the neighboring section of 
Quincy, part of the Quincy & Boston Street Railway, showed 
the high negative average of — 3, with a maximum of — & 



Engineering Depaht.ment. 87 

last autumn. Just like District A, of the Lynn & Boston, 
this district should be visited at a time when there is heavier 
traffic than we have found. 

" District D, along River street, Dorchester, part of the 
Norfolk Suburban Street Railway, shows a high positive 
average in the autumn, and a high negative average in the 
spring. The readings in this district have evidently been 
much influenced by the opening of the Boston, Milton & 
Brockton Street Railway, which has a terminus on Eliot 
street, Milton, and which is fed from the same power station 
as the Norfolk Suburban in Hyde Park. We have not 
traced any metallic connection between the tracks of the two 
railways, but we think it possible that the pipes of the Met- 
ropolitan Water Works, affected by both of these street rail- 
ways, have made a connecting link for the current so as to 
materially change the quantity and direction of its flow. A 
branch of the West Roxbury & Roslindale Street Railway 
connecting with the Norfolk Suburban at Mattapan, and fed 
from the same power station, also has probably affected the 
conditions. We shall consider this district again under the 
head of ' Excavations.' 

" District E, along Hyde Park avenue, also a part of the 
Norfolk Suburban Street Raihvay, showed particularly high 
positive readings in the spring, but a much improved condi- 
tion in the autumn, when, however, the negative readings 
were somewhat high. As a whole, the road shows a return 
system inferior to that of the Boston Elevated ; but of 
course the lighter traffic gives a different color to an inter- 
pretation of the size of the readings. 

"• District F, including most of the West Roxbury & Ros- 
lindale Street Railway, shows a lower average, particularly of 
positive readings, than might be expected of so small a road. 
It gave some high local negative readings, as on Washington 
street, between Forest Hills Station and South street, where 
there was a maximum of — 10 volts last spring. The new line 
to Mattapan, over Ashland street, gave somewhat high posi- 
tive readings. Scarcity of service-pipes here, however, as in 
fact along the locations of this entire railway, should be con- 
sidered in deciding the question of present damage to water- 
pipes. 

" District G, a short length of the Needham & Boston 
Street Railway, has been opened recently, and one of the two 
readings which we took, being — • 6, is sufficiently high to 
warrant further consideration in the near future, in order to 
learn approximately how much current leaks on to the mains 
and service-pipes." 



88 City Document No. 14. 



" Excavations. 

" For an inspection of the mains and services in certain 
localities where we suspected they might have been injm^ed 
by electrolytic corrosion we requested that excavations be 
made, and short lengths of pipe exposed for examination. 

" On Dover street, between Washington street and Shaw- 
mut avenue, there was a break in the main early last April, 
and our attention was called to it. Examination showed 
that in all probability the trouble was the result of electroly- 
tic corrosion. The voltmeter readings which we took were 
at first misleading, because they differed widely according to 
which of the points of contact wires were attached. The 
pipe had been cut and the electric current, therefore, broken, 
so that the readings were not characteristic of the normal 
electrical condition of the pipe, A few days later, after the 
pipe had been mended, we again took voltmeter readings, 
not at the same spot, but at the excavations near by, and 
these showed a difference of potential of from +1 to +1.5 
between pipe and rail, and from +.2 to +.4 between pipe 
and ground. This was on the liigh pressure main. The low 
pressure service-pipe showed a somewhat lower potential ; 
but other readings at hydrants and high pressure gates in 
this section lead us to conclude that in general the relation 
between each of the two systems and the tracks is about the 
same. 

" It is possible that the Dover-street main burst on account 
of recent action. We think likely, however, that most of its 
weakening took place several years ago, under conditions 
which have since been improved upon. 

" Excavations at seven places on Harrison avenue, all 
between Dover and East Canton streets, revealed little or no 
corrosion, except in one place, the service to No. 491, some- 
what north of the Central Power Station. The note we 
made of this excavation was as follows : Five feet down, 
damp clay, almost wet ; +2.5 to track ; +.3 to ground. 
Bad corrosion in places, tending to peel off, but not deep. 

" How recently this corrosion was formed we cannot say ; 
but considering the number of years the electric road has 
been installed and this power station in operation we were 
surprised that in these seven excavations worse symptoms of 
serious injury to water-pipes should not have appeared. Al- 
though slight corrosion is doubtless going on along the Har- 
rison avenue service-pipes in this district we do not expect 
any general trouble to arise in the immediate future. We 
strongly recommend, however, that the authorities in charge 



Engineering Department. 89 

of the water-pipes in this, and in every other part of the city, 
take pains to keep, as far as practicable, specimens of all 
broken mains and services showing the character of the 
break and the condition of the pipe a foot or so at either side 
of it. All such evidence is useful in determining to what 
extent the trouble may have been due to current from the 
electric road. 

" Tlie voltmeter readings along River street, Mattapan, a 
location of the Norfolk Suburban Street Railway, and the 
fact that in many places between Blue Hill avenue and the 
Hyde Park boundary the ground is apt to be muddy for a 
considerable length of time after wet weather, led us to sus- 
pect that there might be trouble from electrolysis in this dis- 
trict. In two out of four excavations the corrosion was 
quite marked; in the third noticeable, but in the fourth 
almost imperceptible. The serious trouble threatened in the 
first two instances may be due to past conditions, but we 
think more likely it is owing to recent ones, because last 
autumn's readings in this locality were larger than heretofore, 
a fact that may be partially accounted for by the opening of 
the Boston, Milton & Brockton Street Railway, which uses 
the Hyde Park power station for feeding its lines in Milton. 
We know of no actual bursting of water-pipes from electro- 
lysis in this district, but we think the same pipes should be 
examined next season to see if their condition has changed 
for the worse. 

" A locality in which serious trouble has occurred, and 
where there promises to be more, is at Fields Corner, Dor- 
chester, particularly along the short section of Park street, 
between Dorchester avenue and Adams street. Learning 
that here there had been several cases of service-pipes badly 
corroded so that they had to be removed and replaced by new 
ones, we requested that the pipes be exposed in several places 
on Park street and on the south side of the street where, in 
order to connect the houses with the water-main they run 
beneath the tracks and beneath the buried return feeders of 
the Boston Elevated Railway. Two representatives of that 
company examined the pipes with us. We give the data 
from our note-book as follows : November 25, 1899, 11 A.M., 
Park street, Dorchester. Service to No. 119. Pipe five feet 
down in somewhat damp gravel. Reading from pipe to 
ground (different places) +1 to +1.5 volts. Very marked 
corrosion, about Jg inch deep, along the 2i feet of pipe that 
was exposed. A dark purple scale. 

" Service to No. 101. Pipe 5 feet down, in damp clay. 
Reading from pipe to ground +1 volt (in various places). 



90 City Document No. 14. 

Reading from pipe to rail +2. General corrosion, about 
■^ inch deep, along most of the 10 feet of pipe that was 
exposed. Whitish in color. Pipe was laid about one month 
ago. 

" Service to No. 129. Pipe 5 to 6 feet down, in damp 
gravel. Reading from pipe to ground +J volt. Reading 
from pipe to rail +^ to +1 volt. Very much corrosion, 
nearly ^ inch deep ; caking off in pieces, say 3 inches long by 
1 inch wide. Five feet of pipe exposed. Pipe should be 
taken out. 

"Service to No. 121. Pipe 4 feet down in not very 
damp, clayey gravel. Reading from pipe to ground +-| 
volt. Reading from pipe to track +|- volt. Very much 
corrosion, almost as much as on service to No. 129. Pipe 
white on top, purple underneath. Probably corrosion was 
about I inch deep, but most of it had been taken off by 
workmen. 

" There seems to be no question but that the return 
electric current is doing much damage in this section at 
least, and we are told of a pipe that gave out near by on 
Dorchester avenue. The Boston Elevated Railway should, 
of course, be requested to take radical measures for stopping 
further damage. It seems to us that the underground 
feeder return system in all probability is largely the cause of 
trouble, as the current in the service-pipes which run beneath 
it finds an easy path through the damp soil and damp 
woodwork encasing the cement in which the bare returns 
are laid. 

" We did not have excavations made for an examination 
of the iron water mains, but we strongly recommend that 
such an examination be made at an early date, for if the 
mains themselves are badly injured the sooner it is known 
the better. 

"This is hardly the place to discuss what means of 
remedy should be adopted. Obviously, however, were the 
returns run in a terra-cotta conduit like the outgoing 
feeders the current from off the water pipes could not 
possibly flow on to them directly. This would doubtless 
relieve the situation to some extent, but since the electric 
car tracks run through that section of Park street where we 
have found the service pipes so much injured it might be 
necessary to take still further measures to effect a complete 
remedy." 



Engineering Department. 91 



"Voltmeter Readings along Sections of Track. 

" For the purpose of ascertaining in a general way the 
quality of rail-bonding, we took voltmeter readings along 
sections of track varying in length from 1,000 feet over 2,500 
feet. We did this also in our investigation for the previous 
year, and we give the results, tabulated, in Appe7idix Z>, and 
in diagram form in Appendix E, reducing them to readings 
per 100 feet to allow of comparison. We have recorded the 
maximum readings when there was a fluctuation, and, for 
convenience, we have recorded only the approximate values. 
It will be noted that .3 volts per 100 feet is the highest 
maximum recorded and .008 per 100 feet the lovv'est. .3 
volt per 100 feet is at the rate of over 15 volts to the mile, 
which is, of course, high, the averages for all the readings 
being .085 in 1899, and .035 in 1898 (when much fewer 
readings were taken). 

" We have as yet done hardly more with this data than to 
use it for reference and comparison. In an examination for 
another city in 1893, where in one case we found a fall of 
potential of 7 volts per 100 feet, there was clearly evidence 
of neglected rail-bonding. In our report of that examination 
we took the somewhat arbitrary standard of .1 volt per 100 
feet, and said that in places where the readings showed a 
difference of potential to be higher than this ' the bonding 
is defective somewhere within the given interval.' " 

" Voltmeter Readings across Boundaries. 

" We give in Appendix F the readings between Boston 
water-pipes and those of adjoining places for 1899 and 1898, 
recorded to approximate values. At the Hyde Park boun- 
daries only are the readings particularly high, showing that 
the current has a tendency to flow off in large quantities 
from the Boston pipes. A further study along the Norfolk 
Suburban Street Railway on River street and Hyde Park 
avenue should be made, as on account of new railways in- 
stalled on the same system the conditions are likely to change 
for the worse. Meantime, that company should be notified 
of the danger that threatens, and is already apparent from an 
insufficient return system. 

" In Appendix G- are voltmeter readings between hydrants 
and rails in Boston and in other cities and towns on either 
side of boundaries, which should be considered in connection 
with the above, as they are a check upon them. In the case 
of the Dorchester and Hyde Park boundaries, for instance, 



92 City Document No. 14. 

they confirm the indications of a large flow of current off the 
Boston pipes and through the earth on to the Hyde Park pipes. 

"Headings on Metropolitan Water Works System. 

" We give in Appendix H (^d) the tabulated voltmeter 
readings between the Metropolitan Water Works piping 
system and the Boston piping system, and also between the 
former and the Milton piping system ; (5) the readings be- 
tween the Metropolitan Water Works system and the street 
railway tracks. 

" These readings were made on October 25, 1899, in 
co-operation with the Metropolitan Water Board. They show 
that the Metropolitan pipes carry a large quantity of current 
in certain localities. By a further study the pipes of that 
system may be found to assist in carrying the current from 
the Milton system, and thus to account for the large flow of 
current off the Boston pipes in the Mattapan district. 

" We know of no specific injury, however, which has been 
done to the Metropolitan water-pipes by the electric current 
in the neighborhood of Boston ; but there might be such 
serious difficulties, should corrosion thus occur, that we 
strongly recommend the continued co-operation in watching 
for possible trouble that may arise. 

"Summary and Conclusion. 

" In general, we think the City of Boston is comparatively 
free from injury to water-pipes due to electrolytic corrosion, 
considering heavy electric traffic on the street railway system. 
The serious trouble in Dorchester seems to be due not to 
negligence, but to conditions arising in spite of an effort to 
avoid them, and which cannot be fully accounted for as yet. 
The injury to the service-pipes in Mattapan seems to be 
largely due to conditions that have arisen within a year. 
The Norfolk Suburban Street Railway Company should be 
notified that its return system threatens serious trouble." 



Engineering Department. 



93 



Alphabetical List of Streets in Appendix A, 



Adams . . . 
Alforcl . . . 
Ashland 
Atlantic ave. . 
Atlantic 
Bartlett . . 
Beach , 



Page 
, . Ill 

, . 113 
, . 115 
. . 97 
. . 114 
. . 107 
. . 97 

Beacon 104, 107 

Beech 115 

Belgrade ave 115 

Bennington . . . 95, 113 

Berkele^y 98 

Beverly 98 

Blue Hill ave . 107, 112, 113 

Border 95 

Bowdoiu 110 

Bowdoin sq 98 

Boylston .... 98, 104 

Brandon 115 

Brighton ave. ... 105 

Brighton 96 

Broadway . . . . 98, 101 
Broadway (Charlestown) 96 
Bunker Hill .... 96 

Caldwell 96 

Cambridge .... 98 

Cambridge (Brighton) . 105 
Cambridge (Charlestown) 96 

Canal 98 

Causeway 98 

Centre 107, 115 

Chambers 98 

Chardon 98 

Charles 98 

Chauncy 98 

Chelsea(Charlestown), . 96, 97 
Chelsea (East Boston) . 95 

Chestnut Hill ave . . 107 
Columbia 110 



Columbus ave. 98, 
Commercial 
Commonwealth ave.. 



Congress . 
Dartmouth 
Dearborn . 



103, 107 
. 98, 99 



104, 
106, 



105 
107 
99 
104 
107 



107, 



Dorchester 

Dorchester ave., 99, 
111, 
Dover . 
Dudley . 
E. Broadway 
E. Eifijhth . 
E. Third . 
E. Fourth . 
E. Sixth . 
E. Seventh 
Eliot . . 
Eliot sq. . 
Emerson . 
Essex . 
Federal 
Geneva ave. 
Grove . 
Hampden . 
Hancock . 
Hancock (Quincy) 
Hanover . 
Harrison ave 



99, 1 



Harvard ave. 
Haverhill . 
Haymarket sq 
High . . 
Humboldt ave 
Huntington av 
Hyde Park av 
Kneeland . 
Leverett . 
Lexington 
Longwood ave 
Main . 
Market 
Massachusetts 
Meridian . 
Merrimac . 
Milk . . 
Neponset ave 
Norfolk . 
Northampton 
N. Beacon 
Oakland 



104 



Page 
101 

101, 110 
112, 114 

99 

108, 110 

101 

01, 102 

101 

101, 102 

102 

101, 102 

99 
1U8 
102 

99 

99 
110 
115 
108 
110 
114 

99 
)0, 103 
108 
106 
100 
100 
100 
108 

105. 108 
114 
100 
100 

9'o 
105 

97 
106 
03, 105 

95 

98 

100 

11, 112 

110 

103 

106, 113 
115 



M 



City Document No. 14. 



Page 

Orleans 95 

Park 110, 112 

Perkins 97 

Pleasant .... 100, 110 

Portland 100 

River 114 

Roxbury 108 

Saratoga 95, 96 

Savin Hill ave. ... 110 
Shawmut ave., 100, 103, 104 

108 
South . . . 100, 108, 115 
15, 116 

114 



Spring . 

Squantum 

State . 

Stoughton 

Summer 

Sumner 



100 

110 

100 

96 



Tremont, 100, 104, 108, 109 



Page 

Tremont row .... 100 
Tremont (Brighton) . . 106 

Walley 113 

Walnut ave 109 

Walnut 112 

Warren (Charlestown) . 97 
Warren (Roxbury) . . 109 
Washington, 100, 101, 103, 104 
106, 109, 111, 114, 115 
Washington (Dorchester), 110 
111, 114 
Washington (Brighton), 106 
Webster 96 



W. Broadway 
W. Eighth . 
Western ave. 
W. Ninth 
W. Seventh . 
W. Sixth . , 



101, 102 
102 
106 
102 
102 
102 



Engineering Depaetment. 



95 



Appendix A. 



Readings between Piping Systems and Street Car Track 
in City of Boston. 



DISTRICT I, (East Boston.) 



Spring. 



Bennington and London 

" " Brooks 

" " Putnam 

" " Prescott 

Border Street, at Ferry-house 

Chelsea and Saratoga. See Saratoga. 

Lexington and Meridian. See Merid- 
ian. 

Le-xington and Marion 

" " Brooks 

" " Putnam 

" " Prescott 

" opp. Car House, Eagle sq 
Meridian and Paris 

" " London 

" " Saratoga 

" " Lexington 

" " Monmouth 

" " W. Eagle 

" " Condor 

Orleans and Webster. See Webster. 
See Merid 



Saratoga and Chelsea and Shelby 

" " Bremen 

" Swift 

" " Moore 



+0 


— 


+ -5 


-0 


+ .5 


— 


+0 


— 



+0 



+1 

+0 



+0 
+ .5 



+0 
+ .5 



—0 

— .5 
—0 
— 



— .5 

— '5 
— 1 
— 1 



+0 



+0 

+ . 



— 

— .5 

— .5 
— 



96 



City Document No. 14. 

DISTRICT I. (East Boston.)— CowcZwdeci. 









1899. 






Spring. 


Autumn. 


Saratoga, 1 N. of "Wordsworth 

" '' So of Ford 


+ -5 


- .5 


+ -5 
+ -5 
+ -5 
+1 

+0 
+ -5 









— .5 

— .5 

— .5 

— .5 
-0 

— .5 

— .5 
—0 

— .5 






« 1 " " 


+ .5 


— .5 


+ -5 
+ .5 

+0 










+ -5 


—0 
-1 

- .5 
—1 
-1.5 

- .5 
—2 


— .5 




— .5 


" " 1 W. of Seaver 




— .5 


" " Webster 




— .5 






— .5 


" " IW. of Cottage 









—2 


'< and Sumner. See Sumner. 






^ 


+ .32 


— .43 


+ .7 


- .3.5 


+ .21 


— .33 











DISTRICT II. 


(Most of Chaklestown.) 








+ -5 




+ -5 


—1 


+0 


—0 






+1 




+ -5 


—0 










+ -5 




" " Baldwin 






+ .5 

+0 




+ -^ 












—0 








-0 




-0 






—8 


+0 
+0 


— .5 


+ -5 


—0 


" " Elm 




—4 


— .5 


+0 




" Polk 




—6 


+ -5 


— ..5 


+0 


—0 






_3 


+ .5 


— .5 


+ -5 


— .5 


" " Tufts 




-2 


-1 


+ -5 


- .5 


Bunker Hill and Chelsea. See Chel- 
sea. 














CaldweU and Broadway. See Broad- 
way. 
















+1 
+1 




+ -5 
+ -5 




+0 


—0 


Caldwell, half-way between Perkins 






+ -5 




Cambridge and Main. See Main. 
















+ -5 




+ -5 
+ .5 








— .5 










-, 






-3 


—4 




— .5 









Engineering Department. 97 

DISTEICT II. (Most of Charlestown.) — Concluded. 



Streets. 



1898. 



1809. 



Spring. 



Chelsea and Henley 

" " Prospect 

" Bunker HiU 

" " Bainbridge 

" Medford 

City sq. and Main. See Main. 

Main and west side of City sq 

" Pleasant 

" Nash row or Wood 

" Phipps 

" Lincoln 

" Mead 

" Middlesex 

north of Albion pi 

and Allen 

" Furbush ct 

" Cambridge 

in and Alford. See Alford. 
Perkins and Brighton. See Brighton. 
Perkins and Caldwell. See Caldwell 
Warren and Henley 



Ma: 



+1 
+ -5 

+2 
+1 



—1.5 
—1.5 
—1.5 



+ .5 
— 1 

+1 



—1.5 
— .5 



—1 

—1.5 

—1.5 



+ .5 



— 1 

— .5 



+0 



+ .5 

+ .5 
+1 



— .5 
-1 

— .5 
—1 
—1 



Average . 



+ .3^ 



DISTKICT 


III. (City Proper.) 








Atlantic ave and Kneeland .... 




- .5 

— .5 

—2 
-1.5 




—1 
-0 
—1 


+ -5 










" " Pearl 






5 


" " 150 south of Broad, 










—1.5 
-1.5 
-1.5 






" " Central .. . 




-1.5 
-1.5 




1 6 














Beach and Harrison ave. See Har- 
rison ave. 




— .5 

- .5 




— .5 

— .5 






" " South 




., 









98 



City Document No. 14. 



DISTRICT III. (City F-rofeb..)— Continued. 



Spring. 



Berkeley and Tremont. 



Columbus ave. 
Cohimbus ave 



See Tremont, 

See 



Beverly and Causeway. See Cause 
way. 



Beverly, 100 yds. N. of Causeway 
Bowdoin sq., Court and Chardon . 



Boylston and Washington, 
ington. 



Boylston and Tremont 

" Charles, and Park sq. 



opp. Subway, or west of 
Church 



Broadway and Washington. See 
Washington. 

Broadway and Harrison ave. See 
Harrison ave. 



Cambridge and South Russell 

" " Charles. See Charles. 

Canal and Haymarket sq. See Hay- 
market sq. 

Canal and Causeway. ,S'ee Causeway. 

Causeway and Beverly 

: Haver- 



Haverhill. 
hill. 



" " Canal 

" ■ Stamford, and Merrimac. 

Chambers and Eaton 

Chardon and Portland. See Portland. 
Charles and Boylston. 5ee Boylston. 

" " Beacon 

" " Plnckney 

" " Cambridge 

" Allen 

" " Leverett. -See Leverett. 

Chauncy and Bedford 

" " Essex 

Columbus ave. and Berkeley — ..... 



+0 
+ -5 



Commercial and Atlantic ave. See 
Atlantic ave. 



— .5 
—1.5 



— .5 

— 1 



EXGINEERING DEPARTMENT. 



99 



DISTRICT III. (City Froper.)— Continued. 





1898. 


1899. 
















Spring. 


Autumn. 






-1 




-1 




-1 


" " 250 ft E of Charter. 




—1 




— .5 










-1 




-1 




--1 


Congress and State. See State. 














Dorchester ave. and Summer. .See 
Summer. 














Dorchester ave. and Mt. Washington 
ave 






+ -5 


— .5 




—1 


Dorchester ave. and Kneeland. See 
Atlantic ave. 


















- .5 

— 5 










" " 1 N. of Foundry 




+0 
+0 


—0 




1 






— .5 

-0 


—1 

-0 






" and W. Broadway.. 


+ -5 


— .5 


Dover and Tremont. See Tremont, 
Berkeley, and Dover. 














Dover and Shawmut. See Shawmut 
ave. 














Dover and Washington. See Wash- 
ington. 














Dover, bet. Washington and Harri- 
son ave 






+1 








Dover and Harrison. See Harrison 
ave. 


















+1 








Eliot and Tremont. See Tremont. 












Essex and Chauncy. See Chauncy. 














Federal and Milk. See Milk. 














" " High 




_ 5 












Hanover and Tremont. See Tremont 
row. 














Hanover and Washington. 5ee Wash- 
ington, 














Hanover and Prince 




1 5 




1 




1 


" " Commercial. 5ee Com- 
mercial. 


















— .5 




— .5 




— .5 


" " " Kneeland 




5 




■ 




5 


• Oak 


+0 

+0 
+0 

+1 




+0 




+0 
+0 
+0 

+1 




" " " Broadway 




+0 






+0 

+1 

















100 City Document No. 14. 

DISTRICT III. (City FRor^ti.)— Continued. 









1899. 


















Spring. 


Autumn. 




+ .5 




+1 




+1 






—1 






Haymarket sq . and Canal 




_1 








X 


High and Federal. See Federal. 














Kingston and Beach. See Beach. 














Kneeland and Harrison ave. See 
Harrison ave. 












- 


Kneeland and Atlantic ave. See At- 
lantic ave. 














Kneeland and Dorchester ave. See 
Dorchester ave. 














Leverett and Cotting .... 




5 




5 




5 


" Charles 




— .5 




— .5 




— .5 


Milk and Federal 




—1 




— .5 




— .5 


Pleasant and Shawmut ave. See 
Shawmut ave. 














Portland, Chardon and Merrimac. . . . 




—1 




- .5 




-1 


Shawmut ave., Pleasant and Tremont 


+ -5 






—0 


+0 






+ .5 




+ .5 
+0 




+0 




' Castle 




-0 




" " " IN. of Lucas.... 


+1.5 




+ -5 




+ .5 










+1 




+1 




South and Beach. See Beach. 










State and Congress 




_ 1 




_-. 




—1 


Summer and Washington. See Wash- 
ington. 






















_1 




—2 


Tremont and Boylston. See Boylston. 














" " Eliot 




- .5 




—0 




—0 


" " Shawmut ave. See Shaw- 
mut ave. 






" E.ofChurch 


+ -5 




+0 




+ .5 






+ .5 
+1 




+ .5 
+ .5 














+0 






-1.5 


-1 


—1 


Washington and Hanover. 




—1.5 




—1 





—1 






-1 
- .5 


+0 


-1 

—0 


+ .5 


—1 


<• " Summer 




— .5 


" Boylston and Essex 


+ .5 












— .5 



















Engineering Department. 101 

DISTRICT III. (City Frofer.) — Concluded. 









1899. 


Streets. 


1898. 


Spring. 


Autumn. 






—1 


+0 
+1.5 


-.5 


+0 
+1 


—1 




+ -5 
+1.5 








"West Broadway and Dorchester ave. 
See Dorchester ave. 




Average 


.59 


.88 


.43 


.59 


.38 


.81 







DISTRICT IV. (South Boston.; 








Broadway. See E. Broadway and W. 
Broadway. 














Dorchester st. and Dorchester ave. 
See Dorchester ave. 


















—1 


















— .5 




— .5 






-1 




-1.5 




— .5 


" E. Eighth. See E. 
Eighth. 














" " W. Sixth. See W. 
Sixth. 














Dorchester ave. and W. Broadway. 
See under City Proper. 






















—1 




— .5 


" W. Sixth. See 
W. Sixth. 














" " " D 




- .5 










" " 300 S. from crossing 




- .5 




— .5 




—1 


" " and D and W. of D 
(Norway Iron Wks) 




- .5 




— .5 




-1 






— .5 




-1 




— .5 






-1 




— .5 




-1 


E. and W. Seventh. See W. Seventh 
andE. 














E. and W. Eighth. See W. Eighth and 
E. 














E Broadway and E 




— .5 




—0 




— .5 






- .5 


+0 


- .5 




- .5 


" " " L 




—2 




-2 




—1.5 


" K. ^eeK. 






E Third and Emerson 




— .5 
-2. 

- .5 




-1 
-2 
—1 




—1.5 






-1.5 


11 li It j^ 




—1 









102 City Document No. 14. 

DISTRICT IV. (South Bostoth.) — Concluded. 



Streets. 


1898. 


1899. 




Spring. 


Autumn. 






-1 
-1 




-1.5 

—2 






" Sixth " L 






—1.5 


" " " N 




-1 
—2 




—1 
—3 




3 


' P 




—1.5 


E. Seventh and K. See K and E. 
Seventh. 














E. Eighth and H 














' Atlantic (Corrington) 




-1 




-1 




-1 


" " " Knowlton 




-1 
-1 




-1 

—1 




1 








Emerson and E. Broadway. See E. 
Broadway. 






Emerson and E. Third. See E. Third 














K and E . Broadway 








—1 










-1.5 




—1 






L and E. Broadway. See E. Broad- 
way. 






1, and E. Fourth, ^ee E. Fourth 
and L. 














P " " " See E. Fourth 
and P. 














P " " Sixth. ^eeE.SixthandP. 














Q " " Fifth 












_1 


W. Broadway and Dorchester ave. 
See Dorchester ave. under City 
Proper. 














W. Broadway and A 




— .5 


+ -5 




+0 


— .& 


" " " C 




— .5 

— .5 

— .5 


-0 
- .5 


— .6 


•' " " E 




_1 


" " W. of Dorchester 






W. Sixth and Dorchester ave 




-1 




—1 




-1 


<« " " c 




— .5 

— .5 




—0 




—1 


" " between E and D 




— .5 


" " and Dorchester 








- .5 




- .6 


W. Seventh and E 




-1 
— .5 




— .5 




—1.5 


W. Eighth and E 






W. Ninth and Frederick 




-1 




— .5 




—1 












-.89 


+ .25 


- .95 


+0 


—1.0 









Engineering Department. 



103 



DISTRICT V. (Harrison Avenue, Part of South End.) 



Streets. 


1898. 


1899. 


Spring. 


Autumn. 




+1.5 
+1.5 

+2 

+2 

+2 

+2 

+2.5 

+2.5 

+2.5 

+2 

+2 

+2 

+2 

+1.5 

+1.5 

+1.5 

+1 




+2 

+2 

+2 

+2 

+3.5 

+2.5 

+2.5 

+3 

+3 

+2 

+2 

+2 

+2 

+1.5 

+1 

+ .5 

+0 






—0 


+2 

■+2 

+1.5 

+1.5 

+2.5 

+2 

+2.5 

+2.5 

+2. 

+1.5 

+2 

+1 

+1.5 

+1 

+ .5 

+ .5 




" " IN. of Savoy 




" " and Rollins 




" •' Union Park..?.... 
" " Maiden 




" " " E.Dedham 

" '< " E. Canton 




E. BrooMine 

" " " Sharon 

" " E.Newton 




" " " E.Concord 

" " " Worcester sq 

" " E. Springfield 

' Massachusetts ave. 

" " " Northampton 


-0 


Average 


+1.88 




+1.90 




+1.66 









DISTRICT VI. (MOST OF South End.) 



Columbus ave., Chandler and Dart- 






+0 
+0 


.5 


+0 


— .5 


Columbus ave., Warren ave., and W. 




-1 


-1 


-.5 


Columbus ave., Massachusetts ave. 
See Massachusetts ave. 














Massachusetts ave. and Columbus 




-1 




-1 




—1 


Northampton and Tremont. See Tre- 
mont. 






Shawmut ave. See Shawmut ave. 














Washington. See Washington. 














Harrison ave. See Harrison ave. 
















+1 
+1 
+1 




+1.5 
+1.5 




+1 
+1 












" " Union Park 




+1 




+.5 




" W. Dedham 


+1 




+1.5 




+1 





104 



City Document No. 14. 



DISTRICT VI. (Most of South End.)— Concluded. 





1898. 


1899. 




Spring. 


Autumn. 


Shawmut ave. and W. Brookline 

" " " Rutland 


+1 
+ .5 
+.5 


-0 
-0 


+1 
+ .5 
+.5 
+0 
+1 




—0 


+.5 
+ .5 
+0 




" " " Worcester 




Tremont and Union Park 


+.5 





" " W. Dedham 


-1 






" " W. Brookline 




-.5 
-.5 
-1 




+1 
+1 
+1 
+1 

+.5 


Q 


" " W.Concord 




5 










+1.5 

+2 
+1.5 




" " Waltham 




+2 
+1.5 

+2 

+1 
+.5 
+ .5 
+ .5 
+0 






" Union Park 




Washington and Blackstone sq. 
(drinking fountain) 

Washington and Rutland 


+.5 








+ .5 






+0 
+0 
+0 








" " Northampton 


+.5 








+.90 


-.63 


+ .87 


-.81 


+ .56 









DISTRICT VII. (Back Bay.) 



Beacon st. and Massachusetts, ave.. . 




—1.5 
—1.5 




-1 
-3.5 




—2.5 


Beacon st. E. cor. Commonwealth 










—2.5 






-3 
—.5 


















" " Dartmouth 






-1 

-1 






" " IW. of Exeter 




—1 






1 


Boylston and Massachusetts ave. See 
Massachusetts ave. 

Commonwealth ave. and Beacon. 
See Beacon 

Commonwealth ave. and Beacon. E. 
of St. Mary's 




— 5 


Dartmouth and Boylston. See Boyl- 
ston. 




-1 








—1 
















Engineering Department. 



105 



DISTRICT VII. (Back Bay.) — Concluded. 









1899. 


Streets. 




Spring. 


Autumn. 


Huntington ave. 1 W. of W. Newton 

Huntington ave. Massachusetts ave. 
See Massachusetts ave. 




-1 

-1.5 

-2 
-1.5 

-3 

-1.5 

-1.5 

—2 




-1.5 

-1.5 
-1.5 
—1.5 

-1 
-2 




-1.5 
— .5 


<< "IE of Ru'^o'les 




-1.5 






-1 


liongwood ave. and Huntington ave. 
* See Huntington ave. 




—1 






-1.5 






—1 


«' <' " Boylston 




-1.5 


" " " Beacon. See 
Beacon. 










-1.6 




—1.38 




-1.4 


ge 







DISTRICT VIII. (MOST OF Brighton.) 



Brighton ave., 1 W. of Commonwealth 
ave 








. 




-2.5 


" " and Harvard ave. See 
Harvard ave. 














" " 1 S. E. of Cambridge.. . 


+ .5 


-0 


















" " S E cor 






1 








Cambridge. Last in Boston 




- .5 


+ -5 


—0 




-1 


1 E. of N. Harvard 




- .5 




—1 




-1 


" 1 E. of Mansfield 




— .5 
-0 




-1 

— .5 




—0 


" 1 N. E. Harvard ave. . . . 


+ .5 


- .5 


Harvard ave. See Har- 
vard ave. 














" 1 S. E. of Harvard ave.. 


+ -5 


-0 


+ .5 


-0 




-1 


11 2 " " " " 


+0 


5 










" IE. of Union sq 






—0 




- .5 


" Brighton ave. 

See Brighton ave. 














" N. Beacon. See N. Bea- 
con. 














" Eleanor 


+0 


— .5 


+0 


-0 




-1 


" N.E. of Washington.... 


+ -5 


-0 


+1 


—0 




- .5 














—2.5 


" " St Paul 












—2 

















106 



City Document No. 14. 



DISTRICT VIII. (Most of Brighton.)— CowcZwrfed. 



Streets. 






1899. 




Spring. 


Autumn. 


Commonwealth ave., W. of Babcock, 




-1 


+0 


-1 
-0 






Harvard ave and Cambridge 




1 


" " 1 S. of Cambridge 


+ .5 


—0 
- .5 




+0 


- .5 

—1 
-1 

- .5 


+0 




" " 1 North of Common- 




2 


" " Last in Boston 








1 


Market. 1 S. of Waverly 


+ .5 




+ .5 


n 


" Wicklow 




" 1 S. of Wicklow . . 


+ -5 


-0 






" North Beacon. 5ee N. Bea- 
con. 

" Mapleton 


+ -5 

+ -5 

+ -5 

+0 

+1 
+1 


- .5 

- .5 

- .6 

- .5 

- .5 
—0 

- .5 


+0 
+0 

+1 
+1 

+ .5 

+0 

+1 

+1 

+1 


—0 


" Washington. See Washing- 
ton. 

North Beacon and Cambridge 

" " " Market 


+ .5 
+ .5 
+ .5 
+0 
+ -5 
+0 


— .5 

- .5 

- .5 
—0 

— .5 


1 


Tremont. Liast in Boston 


5 






" IN. E. of Lake 


— .5 


" Nonantum 


5 


Western ave. Last in Boston 




" " 2 from Cambridge line 


+1 
+1 






" " Upton court(Grant pi.) 
" 2 E. of N. Harvard.... 
" 2 W. of N. Harvard... 

" " Telford 




+1.5 
+1.5 
+2 
+1 






+1.5 
+1.5 








+1 






" " 1 B. of Waverley . ... 




+1 
+1 




+ .5 
+ .5 




" 1 E. of Market 


+1 






Average 


+ .60 


- .34 


+ .74 


- .48 


+ .59 


92 







Engineering Department. 107 

DISTRICT IX. (Reservoir Part of Brighton.) 









1899. 






Spring. 


Autumn. 














—4 






-6 




-1 
-4 
—5 




—5 








—5 






-6 






—3 












—6.0 




—3.33 




—4.25 











DISTRICT X. (ROXBURY AND 


PART OF West Roxburt.) 


























—1 






" " " WoodviUe 




-1.5 


+0 


- .5 




-1 






2.5 


















—1 






" " "Washington and 
Warren 


+0 






- .5 




— .5 


Centre and Cedar 








—1 




1 




+2 












" " Columbus ave. See Co- 
lumbus ave. 












Centre and N. of Blckford 




-8 




—2 




—1.5 


Centre and Perkins 




—8 




—5 




—2 


" Lakevillepl 








3 










-3 

— .5 




—4 
— .5 




—4 


Columbus ave. and Davenport 




— .5 






—1 




.5 






Columbus ave. and Station, Tremont, 




—1.5 




—1 




-1.5 


Columbus ave. and Cedar 








-1 




-1 


'• " New Heath 













—1.5 


" " " Centre 








-1.5 




-1.5 


" " " one-half way be- 








—1 




—1.5 


Columbus ave. and Washington. See 
Washington. 














Columbus ave. and Walnut ave 








—1 




- .5- 


Dearborn and Dudley. See Dudley. 














Dudley and Washington 




— .5 




— 5 




— .5 






- .5 








- .6 


Dudley and Harrison ave. See Har- 
rison ave. 















108 City Document No. 14. 

DISTRICT X. (BoxBURY AND Part of West noxBVRr .)— Continued. 



Streets. 






1899. 


















Spring. 


Autumn. 










5 




5 


" " Hampden. See Hamp- 
den. 














Dudley and Blue Hill ave. See Blue 
Hill ave. 














Eliot sq. opp. Highland 








1 




1 


Eustis and Washington. See Wash- 
ington. 














Eustis and Harrison ave. See Harri- 
son ave. 














Guild row and Roxbury. See Rox- 
bury. 














Guild row, Washington, and Dudley. 
See Washington. 














Hampden and Albany 


+ -5 
+ .6 




+0 


—0 


+0 




" " Kemble and Adams . . 


— .5 


- .5 


— .5 


" " Dudley 




1 




_1 




1 5 


Harrison ave. and E. Lenox 


+ -5 




+ -5 




+0 


—0 






—1.6 


+0 


—0 




-0 


" " " Eustis 




5 


+0 









" " " Taber 






— .5 




— .5 














—1 










-1.5 




-1 


" " " I N. of Seaver 








—1 




—1 


Huntington ave. and Tremont. See 
Tremont 






















1.5 




—2.5 


Roxbury and Elmwood 




1 5 








—1.5 
















Seaver and Walnut ave. See Colum- 
bus ave. 


















— ..5 


+0 


—0 




-0 




+ .5 
+ 0. 




+ -5 




+0 




" " " Sterling 




+ -5 


—0 




—0 




— .5 


+0 
+ -0 


— .5 




— .5 


" " " Marvin 




— .5 


— .6 




-1 


South and Child 




-2.5 




-4 




-2 


South and Washington. See Wash- 
ington. 














Tremont and Hammond 




— .5 




— .5 




— .5 










- .5 




— .5 













Engineeeing Department. 109 

DISTRICT X. (ROXBURT AND Part of West Eoxburt.) — Concluded. 







1899. 


Streets. 


1898. 












Spring. 


Autumn. 


Treinont and Culvert ( — Whittier) 




1 5 




\ 




jj 


" " Cottage pi 








2 




5 


" " Columbus ave. See Co- 
lumbus ave 




























" " St Alphonsus .. . 












1 5 
















"Walnut ave. and Columbus ave. See 
Columbus ave. 














"Warren and "Washington. See Wash- 
ington. 














"Warren and Dudley. See Dudley. 














" " Moreland 




- .5 




- .5 

— .5 




5 








" " Dunreath 




—1.5 








— .5 
















" " Quincy 




1 








5 


" " Brunswick 




— .5 





—1.5 




—1 


•• Blue Hill ave. 5ee Blue 
Hill ave., Dorchester. 






















— .5 




— .5 


" " Ball 




-0 
— .5 




- .5 
—1 







" " Eustis 




— .5 


" " "Warren and Palmer 




— .5 




— .5 




- .5 


" " Dudley. See Dudley 


















—1 
-1.5 




- .5 

-1 






" " Oakland and Dale.. 






" " Kingsbury 




1 










" Marcella 












—1.5 


" " Dimock 




—1.5 




—1 






" " Atherton and Co- 




—1.5 




-1 

—2 






Washington and Forest Hills st 






" " Green.... 


+0 












" " No. Bennet (north 
end) 


1 




5 




2 5 


"Washington and Morton (Boston Ele- 


+1 


-6 




—4 












— .56 


—1.56 


—.2 


-1.14 


+0 









110 



City Document No. 14. 

DISTRICT XI. (Part of Dorchester.) 



Streets. 


1898. 


1899. 












Spring. 


Autumn. 


Bowdoin and Washington. See 
Washington. 
















+0 
+1 
+1 
+ .5 


—1 






+ -5 

+2.5 
+2 




" " Geneva ave 




+ -5 
+1 
+ .5 







" " Olney 








" Hamilton 








" " Quincy 






+1 

+1 






+0 










Columbia and Washington. See 
Washington. 










Columbia and Blue Hill ave. See 
Blue Hill ave. 














Dorchester ave. and Dorset (or 














Dorchester ave. and East Cottage — 


+ -5 


- .5 


+0 


—1 


+0 


-1 


" " Savin Hill ave... 


+ -5 





+ .5 


-0 


+ -5 




Dudley and Shirley 








— .5 




—1 .5 






-1 


+0 


—1 




—1.5 


" " Monadnock. 


+ -5 


5 


+0 


5 




—0 


Geneva ave. and Bowdoin. See 
Bowdoin. 










Geneva ave. and Westville 










+ -5 














+ -5 
+1 
+ .5 




« « « Park 












Hancock and Glendale 


+ -5 




+ -5 








+ .5 

+ -5 

+0 

+1 




+0 


— .5 


+ -5 
+ .5 
+0 




Norfolk and Washington 




1 




















—2 


—2 


Park and Geneva ave. See Geneva 
ave. 












Pleasant and Savin Hill ave 


+1 




+0 


—0 


+ -5 




Savin Hill ave. and Dorchester ave. 
See Dorchester ave. 














Savin Hill ave. and Pleasant. See 
Pleasant. 














Stoughton and private way (west of 


+ .5 
+0 






1 


+ -5 




Washington and Columbia 






1 


—0 












—1 






- .5 




- .5 


+0 











Engineering Department. 

DISTRICT XI. (Part of Dorchester.) — Concluded. 



Ill 



Streets. 






1899. 




Spring. 


Autumn. 






—1 

- .5 

- .5 
-1 

-2 
—1 


+ .5 

+ -s 


— .5 


+ -5 




" " School 


+0 
+5 




Washington and Coffee pi 


—0 


— .5 

-.5 
—1 




+ -5 




" Norfolk. See Nor- 
folk. 

" " Euclid 






















.44 


.88 


.33 


.73 


.68 


.79 







DISTRICT XII. (Field's Corner and Neponset.) 



Adams and Park 

" IN. of Gibson. 



Neponset ave. See Ne 
ponset ave. 



Dorchester ave 
Chester ave. 



Dorchester ave. and Creek 

" " " Freeport. 

" " " Lyon 

" " " Linden.. 



Dorchester avenue and Leedsville 
(=Leed8) 



Dorchester ave. and Ellet 

" N. of Greenwich 



Adams (Field's 
Corner) 



Neponset ave 



Faulkner and E. 
of Faulkner. . . 



at Field's Cor. Trans- 
fer Station 



' and Park 

. and Adams 

" Saco 

" IW. of Mill.. 

" Mill 

" 1 N. of King. 



+1.5 



+1 



+2 

+2 

+1..5 

+2 

+1.5 



+1.5 
+1.5 



+ .5 
+1 
+2 
+2 

+2.5 
+1.5 
+1.5 

+1 

+2 



+1 

+1,5 

+1.5 

+1.5 

+1.5 

+1.5 



+2 
+1.5 



+1 
+1.5 
+2 
+2.5 

+2 
+2 
+2 
+1.5 

+1.5 
+1.5 

+1.5 

+1 



+2 

+2 

+1.5 

+2 

+1.5 



112 



City Document No. 14. 



DISTRICT XII. (Field's Corner and Neponset.) — Concterferf. 



Spring. 



Neponset ave. and Tileston pi 

" S. of Pope's Hill St, 

" Bout well ave 

" N. W. of Freeport 

" S.W. " 

'' Blackwell 

" Chickatawbut 

" 1 W. of Taylor . . 

" Taylor 



Park and Dorchester ave. See Dor- 
Chester ave. 



" E. of Dorchester ave 

" "W. of Adams 

" and Adams. See Adams. 

Walnut, E. of Neponset ave . . . . 

" 1 W. of Rice 



+2 



+2 
+1.5 



+1.5 

+3 
+2 



+1 
+1.5 



+ .5 

+2 



+1 



+1.5 
+1.5 



+ -5 
+1.5 



+2 

+1.5 

+2 

+2 

+1 

+1.5 

+1 

+.5 

+2 

+1 
+1 

+ .4 

+1.5 



Average. 



+1.66 



+1.43 



+1.56 



DISTRICT XIII. 


(ASHMONT.) 








Dorchester ave., S. of Gibson 


+ -5 




+ .5 




+ .5 




Dorchester ave and Centre 










+1 

+ ••'5 

+1 
+1 




" " 1 N. of Lonsdale 
( — s of Rosemont) 


+1 
+1 
+ .5 




+0 


—1 5 












" 2S. of Codman.. 




+0 


-0 




" " " 1 S. of Richmond 


+2 






— .5 


+1 


_1 












+1.0 


-.5 


+.17 


—.75' 


+ .83 


—1.0 







DISTRICT XIV. (Blue Hill Ave., Grove Hall to Mattapan.) 











—1.5 




—2 






-3.5 




—3 


•• " " " Esmond 










—3 


" " " " Canterbury 

" " " "IN of Harvard 





-1.5 
-3 




- .5 
—2 








—4 


• • <c .< ig .< 




—5 


" " " gate between Harvard 




—i 




-3 















Engineering Department. 113 

DISTRICT XIV. (Blue Hill Ave., Grove Hall to ISIattafah.)— Concluded. 





1898. 




1899. 






Spring. 


Autumn. 






-2 




-2 




—6 


" " " " Evelyn 




i 


" " " IN. of WalkHiU. 

Seaver W. of Blue Hill ave. See Blue 
Hill ave. 




—5 




-3.5 




—2 






-3.17 




-«s 





—3.63 







DISTRICT XV. (Charlestown.) 



Alford and Main 


+ -5 




+1.5 




+2 




" " West 


+2 
+1.5 




+2.5 




+2 
+3 




" " Arlington ave 








Alford, between Arlington and the 
bridge 


+3 
+2 




+3 




+2.5 
+2 




Alford, on bridge, S. of draw 










+1 
+ -5 




+ -5 






_, 




— .5 


— .5 




1 








+1.5 


— .5 


+2.17 


- .5 


+2.3 


—1 







DISTRICT A. (Ltnn & Boston St. Ry. Orient Heights.) 



Bennington and Orient Heights Sta. 

" " Blackinton 

" 1 N. of Blackinton. 

" Leyden 

Walley, last in Boston 



— .5 

— .5 

— .5 

— .5 



Average. 



+0 



DISTRICT B. (Newton & Boston St. Ry. Part of Brighton.) 



N. Beacon, W. corner Cambridge 


+ -5 


- .5 




— .5 




-1 


" " DuBtin 


+0 
+.5 

+.5 


— .5 


+0 
+.5 
+ -5 


— .5 


+1 
+0 
+0 




" " 3Iarket 


—0 






IN.W. of Market, 




- .5 


- .5 


" " 2 " " 












—1 


jr arsons 


+ -5 


-1.5 


+0 


-0 





1 5 






Average 


+ .30 


-.50 


+.25 


-.40 


+ .33 


—1.0 







114 City Document No. 14. 

DISTRICT C. (QuiNCY & Boston St. Ry. Part of Quincy.) 









1899. 






Spring. 


Autumn. 






—4 




-3 


+ .5 




" " Sqiiantum 




3 


Hancock and Newbury 






-3 




- 6 


Squantum and Atlantic. See' Atlantic. 
<< " 1 N. of Atlantic 




-3 
-3 




1 5 


" <■ 2 " " 










1 5 










+ -5 
















Average . ... 




-3 




—3 


+ -5 


3 











DISTRICT D. (Norfolk Suburban 


ST. RY. 


Part 


OF Dorchester.) 


Blue Hill and River, ^'ee River. 














Dorchester ave., Washington and 


+ -5 
+ -5 

+1 
+1.5 
+ .5 
+1 




+ -5 




+1.5 
+1.5 

+4 
+4 
+2 
+2.5 




River 1 W of Washington 




2 




























' 10 " " 












' I N. E. of Blue Hill ave 






—1 
















+2.5 
+1.5 






' 1 W. Blue Hill ave 














' Malta 


+2 
+2 






1 5 


+6 

+4 
















Washington, Adams and Dorchester 
ave. See Dorchester ave. 










W 

a 


ishington, between Dorchester 










+1 



















4-1.19 




+ -5 


-1.19 


+2.77 


—0 







DISTRICT E. (Norfolk Suburban St. Ry. 


PART OP West Roxbury.) 


Hyde Park ave. 2 N. of Walk HiU. . . . 
•' " 1 '< " 


+4 














+4 
+2.5 




+2 
+ -5 


—3 




" IS. " 


+1 


-1 


- .5 


—1 








_2 


+4 




+ -5 

+1 


—0 




" IS. of Ashland 


+1 


-1 


+3 














+4 
+6 


— .5 


+1 
+1 






' " last in Boston 


+1 






—1 


Wash 








+6 


-2 


+2 


—6 












A 




+1.75 


-1.33 


+4.21 


-1.0 


+1.14 


—2.2 






D and E together average 


+1.38 


—1.33 


+3.75 


—1.14 


+2.14 


-1.83 



Engineering Depaetment. 



115 



DISTRICT F. (West Roxbury and Roslindale Street Railway.) 











1899. 






Spring. 


Autumn. 


Ashla 

Beech 
Belgra 
Brand 

Centre 
Grove 

Oakla 

South 
don 

Spring 

Washi 

Washi 












+2 

+1.5 

+1.5 

+2 
+0 

H-1 




" Rowe 










1 




























+0 


-4 
-3 


+ -5 


-1 

-1.5 

-3 








on ave. and South 










—2 

-3 
—1 
- .5 

-2 




and 1 N of Bellevue 




+ -0 

+ ■•'> 
+0 


—1.5 
-2 

- .5 

— .5 

-0 


+ -5 

+ .5 
+ -5 

+1.5 

+1 

+1 

+5 
+1 

+1 




" Spring 




5 


" IN. of Baker 






AV. from Washington 


+ -5 

+2 


5 


and Washington. See Wash- 
ington. 








" Hollingsworth .... 












" River. See River. 

and Brandon ave. See Bran- 
ave. 

■■ and Centre. See Centre. 

ngton 1 S. of Forest Hills sta.. 

ngton 1 S. of Bridge = 2d S. of 
St Hills sta 


+1 


-3 


+0 


-0 


—4 








-3 


+0 


-10 
— .5 










5 




, „ „ 








4 








—3 


+1 


—2 
-1 


+1.5 
+ .5 






' " Albano 




2 








— ] 








' 1 N. of Beach 




+ -5 
+ .5 
+ .5 

+ -5 


—1.5 

- .5 

- .5 


+1 
+1.5 
+ .5 
+0 
+1.5 


2 




top of hill opp. car-house 

' 2 S. of LaGrange 

' and Grove 


+1 
+ .5 
+1 


- .5 
—1 


1 5 


















rerage 


+ .86 


-2.36 


+.41 


—1.70 


+.96 


1 76 







116 



City Document No. 14. 



DISTRICT G. (Needham & Boston St. Ry. Part of W. Roxbury.) 









1809. 


Streets. 




Spring. 


Autumn. 














—6 






























A 












—3.25 










i 





Appendix B. 



Summary of Voltmeter Readings 
and Tracks. 



between Hydrants 



Districts. 



Spring. 



Boston Elevated Railway Company. 

I. East Boston 

II. Most of Charlestown 

III. City Proper 

IV. South Boston 

V. Harrison ave. (S. End) 

VI. Most of South End 

VII. Back Bay 

VIII. Most of Brighton 

IX. Reservoir (part of Brighton) . . . . 

X . Roxbury an d part of W . Roxbury 

XI. Part of Dorchester 

XII. Field's Corner and Neponset . . 

XIII. Ashmont 

XIV. Blue Hill ave. (Dorchester). . . 

XV. Alford St. (Charlestown) 



Mx. 

Av. 



3.5 
1.4 



CITY OF EVERETT 




TOWN OF DEDHAM 



Engineering Department. 



117 



Summary of Voltmeter Readings between Hydrants 
and Tracks. — Concluded. 



Districts. 


1$9S. 




1899. 




Spring. 


Autumn. 




+ 

Mx. 

Av. 

Mx. .5 
Av. .3 

Mx. 

Av. 

Mx. 2 

Av. 1.2 

Mx. i 

Av. 1.8 

Mx. 2 

Av. .9 

Mx. 
Av. 


- 


+ 


- 


+ 


6 












1.6 




1.5 
.5 

4 
3 

2 
1.3 

2.4 


.5 
.3 

.5 
.5 

6 
4.2 

1 
.4 


.5 
.4 

3 
3 

2 
1.2 

2 

1 

10 
1.7 


1 
.3 

.5 
.5 

6 

2.8 

2 
1.1 

1 


15 


C. Squantum & Quincy (Q. & B.) . . . . 


1 

6 
3 


E. Hyde Park ave. (N. D.) 

F. W. Koxbury and Roslindale 

G. Spring st. (Xeedham & Boston). . 


6 
2.2 

5 

1.8 

6 










3.3 















GENERAL SUMMARY. 



Boston Elevated Railway 

Other roads 

All combined 



Mx. 3 
Av. 1 



Mx. 4 

Av. 1 



Mx. 4 

Av. 1 



_ 


4- 


- 


+ 


8 
1.2 


4 
.9 


4 

.9 


3 

.8 


7 
2.1 


6 
1.5 


10 
1.4 


6 
1.3 


8 
1.3 


6 


10 

1 


6 

1 



118 



City Document No. 14. 



ix D. 



Voltmeter Readings along Sections of Track. 









£5 



DISRICT I. (East Boston.) 
Saratoga— Wordsworth to Bennington 

DISTRICT II. (Charlestown.) 
Alford— South from City line 

DISTRICT IV. (South Boston.) 

E. Broadway— G to H 

E. Eighth— Old Harbor to G 

DISTRICT VII. (Back Bat.) 
Commonwealth ave.— St. Mary's to cross roads 

DISTRICT VIII. (Brighton.) 

Tremont— Washington to Pembroke (Newton) 

" near boundary to " " 

DISTRICT IX. (Brighton.) 
Commonwealth ave.— E. from Lake st 

DISTRICT X. (Roxbury.) 

Centre St.- Mozart to Forbes 

" Lakeville pi. to Perkins st 

Washington st.— Green to Keyes 

DISTRICT XI. (DORCHESTER.) 

Norfolk— Edson to Withington 

" Milton ave. to Nelson st 

Bowdoin st.— Geneva ave. to Hamilton 

Dorchester ave.— Kemp to Locust 

" " Howes to Thornley 

DISTRICT XII. (Field's Cor. and Neponset.) 

Dorchester ave.— Savin Hill ave. to Freeport 

Neponset ave.— King to Adams 

DISTRICT XIII. (Ashmont.) 

Dorchester ave.— Melville to King 

" Centre to King 

" 100 yds. N. of Richmond to Codman. 



700' 
900' 



230C' 
1800' 



1600' 
1400' 
1400' 



1600' I .04 



2100' 
1600' 



800' 
2200' 



CrrV OF CHELSEA 



CITY OF EVERETT 




TOWN OF MIUON 



DIAGRAM B 

ELECTRICAL SURVEY OF CITY OF BOSTON 

STONE AV/EBSTCR 






Engineeeing Department. 



119 



Voltmeter Readings along Sections of Track — Concluded. 





1898. 


1899. 


Streets. 


1 

si 

11 


1 

P. 
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P 



s 

M 

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1 

1 

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ft 


DISTRICT XIV. (Blue Hill avenxte.) 


1400' 


.02 


1400' 

2500' 




Morton to 2,500' N 




" Fessenden to Morton 


1800' 


.01 




Walk Hill to Morton 


2100' 
1500' 




" Boston Elevated average 




.04 


.07 


DISTRICT A. (East Boston.) 




DISTRICT B. (Brighton.) 

North Beacon st.— B. & A. crossing to 200 yds. W. of 
Market 


2000' 


.003 






2400' 

2,500' 

2000' 




" R. R. side track crossing town of 








DISTRICT C. (QUINCT.) 

Squantum St.— N. E. from Atlantic to bridge over 
creek (about 2,000'.). . . 






08 


DISTRICT D. (Dorchester.) 
River St.— 2,000' W. of Central ave. to 500' W 


1550' 
1550' 


.05 
.01 




2,000' W. of Central ave. to 500' W 






3,000' W. of Central ave. to .500' W 


2500' 

2000' 
2000' 

1800' 
2500' 
2400' 
2500' 
2500' 
1440' 
2400' 

2.500' 


06 


DISTRICT E. (WEST ROXBURY.) 
Hyde Park ave.— Richards ave. to Metropolitan ave.. 






05 










DISTRICT F. (WEST ROXBURY.) 






.03 


Centre st.— Grove to 2,500' N 






hington st.— S.W. from bridge at Forest Hills . . . 






08 


























" Heron St. to 2,400' south 






9 


DISTRICT G. (WEST ROXBURY.) 

Spring St.— Webster to 2,500' W 






06 














.02 
.035 






Grand average 




0*5 









120 



City Document No. 14. 



Appendix F. 



Voltmeter Readings between Hydrants Across Boundaries of 
City. 



+ = Away from Boston. — = 


Towards Boston 




Streets. 


1898. 


189». 


Brookline Boundary : 


- .5 

— .06 

- .3 

- .05 

— .5 

+1.5 
+1 
+1.5 
-.3 

+ .2 to —2 
+ A to -I 

— .05to+ .01 

+2.5 
+5 to -1 




" " " Brighton boundary 









Huntinsfton ave. across Parkway 


—1 


Cambridge Boundary : 
Brookline st across Brookline bridge 


+1 

+1.5 

+ -6 

- .2tO+ .1 

— .2 








Chelsea— (not city boundary, but between Boston 
and Chelsea pipes in Chelsea) : 


Dedham Boundary : 




Everett Boundary : 





Hyde Park Boundary : 


+11 

+10 

2 to 28 




Milton Boundary : 






+3 to -10 
+2 to 10 

+1 

+1.5 to- .2 

1 2 






Newton Boundary : 
Newton boulevard and Commonwealth ave 


+ .01 to —2 
+ .1 to-1 

-2 

-1 

+ .01 to- .] 

+ .1 to- .3 


Quincy Boundary : 


Somerville Boundary : 


— .8 




— .2 


Watertown Boundary : 


-1.5 to + .1 





Engineering Department. 



121 



Appendix G. 



Voltmeter Readings Between Hydrants and Rails on either side 
of Boundaries. 



Streets.* 


1898. 


1899. 










Spring. 


Autumn. 


Brookline : 






















—1.5 


Beacon and St Mary's st. Brookline 




3 5 


3 












-3 




-4 


Last in (Brighton) Boston 






i 


Harvard, first in Brookline 




—I 


—2 


Last in (Brighton) Boston 




1 


I 
















—2.5 


Cambridge : 












+ .4 to— .2 
+ .5 to —0 








—1 


Dedham : 






Grove St., first in Dedham 


- .5 


+ .2 


— .2 


Last in (West Ro''cbur}') Boston 


+ .2 to -.2 


+0 


+1.5 to —1.5 


Everett : 


Broadway first st in Everett 


1 


1 


1 


Alford, last in (Charlestown) Boston 


+ .5 to -.5 


- .5 


-1 


Hyde Park : 








Eiver St., first in Hyde Park 




2 


i 






+4 


+4 


Milton : 




Eliot St., south of Central ave 






—12 








44to-0 


Newton : 






Newton boulevard, first in Newton 






+3 to -4 


Commonwealth ave., last in (Brighton) 
Boston 






3 











122 



City Document No. 14. 



Voltmeter Readings between Hydrants and Rails on either side 
of Boundaries. — Concluded. 





1898. 


1899. 




Spring. 


Autumn. 


Tremont first in Newton 






g 


Last in (Brighton) Boston 







1 


Quincy : 




—3 

+2 

+1.5 
+1 
- .5 
+ -5 




Neponset ave.jlast in (Dordiester) Boston. 




+2 

+1 
+ -5 


Somerville : 
Broadway first in Somerville 


+2 
+1 
+0to-.5 
+ .5 to —.5 


Last in (Charlestown) Boston 




Cambridge St., last in (Charlestown) Boston. 


— .5 



Engineering Department. 123 



Appendix H. 



(a.) Voltmeter Readings between Pipes of Metropolitan Water 
Works and those in Watertown, Boston and Milton. 

Metropolitan Water Works to Watertowu system, Mount Auburn st., 

near Common St + .2 to — .5 

Metropolitan Water Works to Boston Water Works, Beacon st. and 

Chestnut Hill ave — .5 

Metropolitan Water Works, north line, to Metropolitan Water Works, 

soiithline. Beacon st. and Chestnut Hill ave — .4 

Metropolitan Water Works to Boston Water Works, Boylston st. and 

Fisher ave., Brookline + -1 

Metropolitan Water Works to Brookline Water Works, Boylston et., 

near Fisher ave., Brookline — .05 to — .2 

Metropolitan Water Works to Boston Water Works, Perkins and 

Prince sts., West Roxbury — .,5 

Metropolitan Water Works to Boston Water AVorks, Morton and Wash- 
ington sts + .1 to — .3 

Metropolitan Water Works to Boston Water AVorks, Morton St., east of 

BlueHillave — .Ito— .2 

Metropolitan Water Works to Boston Water Works, River St., near 

Morton st., Dorchester — .1 to — .5 

Metropolitan Water Works to Milton Water Works, Lower Mills + • 1 to — .3 

Metropolitan Water Works to Milton Water Works, East Milton -[-2 to + .1 

Metropolitan Water AVorks to Brookline Water Works, Coolidge Cor- 
ner —1 

Metropolitan Water Works to Boston Water Works, Brighton and Har- 
vard aves., A llston — .4 

Same on 15-volt scale (instead of 1.5-volt scale) —1 

(6.) Voltmeter' Readings between Metropolitan Water Works, 
Pipes and Rails. 

Mt. Auburn and Common sts. (Watertown B. EL Ry.) —1 to —2 

Irving and North Beacon sts. (Watertown, N. & B. St. Ry.) -j- .2 to —1.5 

Tremont St. and Waverly ave. (Newton B. Bl. Ry.) .' -fl-5 to— 2.5 

Ward St. and Commonwealth ave. (Newton B. El. Ry.) -j-o to —3 

Beacon st. and Chestnut Hill ave. (Brighton B. El. Kv.) —3 to —5 

(Boston Water Works and Boston Elevated Railwa'v, Beacon st. and 

Chestnut Hill ave.) —4 to —6 

Washington and Morton sts. (Forest Hills B. El. Ry.) —3 to —5 

Blue Hill ave. and Morton st. (Dorchester B. El. Ry.) —1 to —2 

(Boston Water Works, Morton st., east from Blue Hill ave. and B. El. 

Ry .) • • • • —1 to —3 

River st., east of Morton st. (Dorchester N-S. St. Rv.) +1 to +2 

Milton Water Works, Adams and Eliot sts. and B., M. & Br. St. Ry.. . . +8 to —14 

Adams st., at East Milton Crossing (B., M. & Br. St. Ry .) -j-lO to —14 

Adams St., at East Milton Crossing (Q. & B. St. Rv.) + .2 to —10 

Coolidge Corner (Brookline B. El. Ry.) '. —4 

Brighton and Harvard aves. (Allston B. El. Ry.) —2 to —4 

(Same as 15, instead of 1.5-volt scale) —1 to —1.5 



124 



City Document No. 14. 



GENERAL STATISTICS. 



Boston Water Department. 

Daily average amount used through meters, 

gallons 15,027,500 

Number of services ..... 86,091 

Number of meters ..... 4,618 

Number of motors ..... 115 

Number of elevators ..... 497 
Length of supply and distributing mains, in 

miles 706.1 

Number of public fire hydrants in use . 7,185 
Yearly revenue from annual water rates . $1,475,815 57 

Yearly revenue from metered water . . $937,861 40 
Percentage of total revenue from metered 

water 38.8 

Yearly expense of maintenance . . . $586,698 39 



Engineering Department. 



125 



Bainfall in Inches and Hundredths at Albany-street Pipe Yard, Boston, 
for the Tear 1899. 



1899. 


1" 




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1 


3 




s 

bo 

3 
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1 

1 

CO 


1 




1 

a 

1 


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0.10 


















1.15 










0.46 














3 




























0.74 
0.15 


























1.02 










0.03 










g 










0.02 




0.71 








1.12 


0.80 


0.46 






0.40 










g 


0.72 


0.12 




















1.12 






0.49 




























jl 










0.09 






1.11 










12 






0.03 


0.09 










1.70 


0.13 






















14 


0.27 


2.00 






0.18 






















0.45 












0.95 


16 






0.75 






0.10 












17 


0.96 


0.27 


0.56 




























0.60 






19 




0.22 


1.70 




0.09 










0.11 


0.34 


20 




0.40 






2.80 
0.21 


0.12 














0.14 










22 














0.02 








23 






1.58 












0.04 




























25 


1.60 






0.04 




0.16 


















0.21 


2.40 
0.24 




2.21 








27 




0.13 






0.05 


































0.33 






0.97 






1.22 


0.20 






30 










0.04 














0.12 










































Totals. 


4.24 


4.41 


6.20 


1.41 


1.08 


2.43 


3.92 


1.16 


6.44 


2.16 


2.96 


1.42 



Total rainfall during the year 37.83 inches. 



126 



City Document No. 14. 



Bainfall in Inches and Hundredths at Gibson-street Pipe Yard, Dorches- 
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1899. 


a 
4 


1 


1 


P- 
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^ 
S 


6 


1-5 




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1 

a 
1 


1 
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I 


1 


1 


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0.10 










1 






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0.52 


0.11 






0.45 
0.10 






3 






0.50 














4 




0.75 
0.06 














0.94 




5 




0.90 




























0.02 






0.97 








1.25 


0.62 


0.57 






0.76 










8 


0.80 




0.60 
0.70 
0.04 




0.02 








9 




0.05 




0.70 






10 










1.07 








11 










0.15 


















0.03 


0.09 






0.01 


0.47 




0.99 




13 














14 


0.42 


1.14 


0.05 
0.87 


0.06 


0.14 


0.03 
0.43 
























0.04 




16 










0.12 










17 


0.97 


0.3-2 
0.03 
0.40 


0.46 


0.09 
























0.48 


0.07 




19 




1.64 




0.10 










0.20 


20 




0.35 






3.13 
0.29 


0.14 




21 




















22 











0.17 






0.25 




0.06 




23 






1.84 










0.02 




24 










0.07 
0.13 











0.18 


25 


2.17 










"2.43 


0.07 










26 




0.21 






0.24 








27 


0.31 








0.02 








28 








0.02 
0.03 














29 






0.29 




0.97 


0.09 




1.65 


0.30 






30 . . 










31 






0.12 










































Totals. 


5.46 


3.73 


7.02 


1.41 


1.27 


2.84 


4.02 


1.40 


6.35 


2.61 


3.20 


1.42 



Total rainfall during the year 40.73 inches. 



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In general, the construction of assessment streets and boule- 
vards, and the laying of new street paving has been supervised, 
the repairs of asphalt pavement, not under guaranty, superin- 
tended, the grading of street railway tracks determined, numerous 
estimates for street improvements made, and many miscellaneous 
matters reported upon and attended to upon your request. 

Lengths, Areas, etc., of Accepted Streets. 

The tables showing lengths and areas of paving on accepted 
streets have been brought up to February 1, 1900, and tables 
giving statistical details of the asphalt pavement in the city, and 
the cost of repairing the same have been prepared. 

Asphalt Streets. 

All repairs on asphalt streets that are paid for by the city have 
been supervised, and the patches measured for payment. The 
patches are carefully located in all cases, so that they may be 
identified, and where suitable plans are on file in this office they 
have been plotted. Trenches cut in asphalt roads by city depart- 
ments or corporations are made under permit from the Permit 
Office, and the repairs are made by the company which originally 
put down the pavement, at the expense of the party making the 
opening. Asphalt streets laid under a maintenance guaranty for 
a term of years have been looked after, and the companies giving 
the guaranty have been notified when repairs were required. The 
cost of repairing asphalt has been 24.7 cents per square yard 
for the year. The recommendation is repeated that rates for 
doing this work, for a term of years, be made with the several 
companies. 



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Comparative Cost, for the Year 1899, of Patching Asphalt Pave- 
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Pavement Laid. 


Area 
square yards. 


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1881 


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Street paving has been supervised in all cases where requested. 

Granite block pavement on a concrete base, laid with pitch and 
pebble joints, 30,883 square yards. 

Granite block pavement on a gravel base, laid with pitch and 
pebble joints, 963 square yards. 

Granite block pavement on a gravel base, laid with gravel joints, 
14,794 square yards. 

Trinidad lake asphalt, with a binder course of asphaltic cement 
concrete, on an American cement concrete base, 4,041 square 
yards, at an average cost of about $3.00 per square yard for five 
years guaranty and $3.25 per square yard for ten years guaranty, 
exclusive of cost of preparing road-bed for the concrete base. 

Trinidad lake asphalt, with a binder course of asphaltic cement 
concrete, on an American Portland cement concrete base, 2,595 
square yards, 1,843 square yards in Charles street from Fruit street 
across Allen street, costing $3.25 per square yard, and 752 square 
yards in Devonshire street, between Milk and Water streets, 
costing $3.65 per square yard for ten years guaranty, exclusive 
of cost of preparing road-bed for the concrete base. 

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140 City Document No. 14. 

concrete, on an American cement concrete base, 2,500 square 
yards. This asphalt was laid on Public Alleys numbered 401 
to 405 inclusive, 419 and 431, the cost per square yard cannot 
be definitely stated, as the price paid was a lump sum, which 
included the cost of considerable other work, exclusive of the cost 
of preparing the road-bed for the concrete base. 

Sicilian rock asphalt, on an American cement concrete base, 
1,817 square yards, at an average cost of about $3.00 for five 
years' guaranty, and S3. 25 for ten years' guaranty, exclusive of 
the cost of preparing the road-bed for the concrete base. 

Seyssel rock asphalt, on an American cement concrete base, 
3,221 square yards, at an average cost of about $3.00 for five 
years guaranty, and $3.25 for ten years guaranty, exclusive of 
the cost of preparing the road-bed for the concrete base. 

All asphalt pavement laid during season of 1899, was laid with 
a maintenance guaranty for ten (10) years, except that on 
Genesee, Mason and Oswego streets the guaranty is for five years. 

Edgestones set, 93,325 Hnear feet; gutter paving laid, 30,527 
square yards ; brick sidewalks laid, 26,163 square yards ; crushed 
stone sidewalks constructed, 38,860 square yards; artificial stone 
sidewalks, 80,972 square feet; flagging crosswalks laid, 5,033 
square yards; macadam surface (6 inches), 83,933 square yards; 
Telford base (8 inches), macadam (4 inches), 29,456 square 
yards. 

Endicott street, from Cooper street across Thacher street, 
was paved with 1^ inches of Trinidad lake asphalt, with ij 
inches of bituminous concrete binder on a 6-inch American 
cement concrete base, by the Barber Asphalt Paving Company. 
The old pavement was removed and roadway excavated by the 
Street Department. The edgestones were reset, flagging cross- 
walks and brick sidewalks relaid by Patrick McGovern. Former 
payment was asphalt on cobblestones. 

Mason street, from 450 feet west of West street to about 
120 feet westerly, was paved with 2^ inches of Seyssel natural 
rock asphalt, on a 6-inch American cement concrete base, by 
Jones & Meehan. The old pavement was removed and roadway 
excavated by the Street Department ; edgestones were reset and 
brick sidewalks relaid by Jones & Meehan. Former pavement 
was old granite blocks. 

Park street, from Tremont street to Beacon street, was re- 
paved and newly macadamized, the sidewalk on the Common side of 
the street was removed, the edgestones on that side being set one 
foot from the bases of the iron fence to form a wheel guard ; on 
the other side of the street the sidewalk was widened about two 
feet, making it twelve feet wide, by this means the roadway was 
also widened about six feet. The roadway was graded and 
macadamized, edgestones reset, granite block paving, flagging 
crosswalks and brick sidewalks relaid by W. H. Glenn & Co. 
Three new catch-basins were built, one was rebuilt, and three 
were abandoned and sealed up. Former pavement was old granite 
blocks and macadam. 



Engineering Department. 141 

The following streets were repaved under appropriations made 
by the Board of Apportionment : 

Atlantic avenue (including the tracks of the Boston 
Elevated Railway Company and Union Freight Railroad) , from 
Dewey square to Oliver street, was paved with large granite blocks 
on a 6-inch American cement concrete base with pitch and pebble 
joints. The old pavement was removed and roadway excavated 
by the Street Department, concrete base laid by The Metropolitan 
Contracting Company. In the portion from Dewey square across 
Congress street the roadway paving was laid, edgestones set, 
brick sidewaUvS and flagging crosswalks laid by Jones & Meehan ; 
in the portion from Congress street to Oliver street similar work 
was done by Patrick McGovern. The Boston Elevated Railway 
Company and Union Freight Raih'oad, by agreement, paid for the 
portions within their tracks. Former pavement was old granite 
blocks on gravel bed with gravel joints. One new catch-basin 
was built. 

Biackstone street, from Hanover street across North street, 
was paved with large granite blocks on a 6-inch American cement 
concrete base with pitch and pebble joints. The old pavement 
was removed and roadway excavated by the Street Department ; 
concrete base was laid by the Metropolitan Contracting Company. 
Roadway paving was laid, edgestones set, brick sidewalks and 
flagging crosswalks laid by Patrick McGovern & Co. Former 
pavement was old granite blocks on gravel bed with gravel joints. 

Charles street, from Fruit street across Allen street, ex- 
clusive of the tracks of the Boston Elevated Railway Company, 
was paved with 1^ inches of Trinidad lake asphalt with 1^ inches 
of bituminous concrete binder on a 6-inch American Portland 
cement concrete base, by the Barber Asphalt Paving Company. 
The old pavement was removed, roadway excavated, edgestones 
set, flagging crosswalks and brick sidewalks laid by the Street 
Department. Former pavement was large granite blocks on 
gravel bed, with pitch and pebble joints. 

Congress street, from Atlantic avenue to the old sea-wall,, 
was paved with Philadelphia size granite blocks, on a 6-incli 
American cement concrete base, with pitch and pebble joints. 
The old pavement was removed and roadway excavated by the 
Street Department ; concrete base, roadway paving, flagging 
crosswalks, and brick sidewalks were laid, and edgestones set by 
Jones & Meehan. Two catch-basins were rebuilt, and four 
abandoned ones sealed up. Former pavement was old granite 
blocks on gravel bed with gravel joints. 

Devonshire street, from Milk street to Water street, was 
paved with 2 inches of Trinidad lake asphalt, with 1^ inches of 
bituminous concrete binder on an American Portland cement con- 
crete base of varying thickness, by the Barber Asphalt Paving 
Company. The old block pavement was removed and former 
concrete base cleaned by the Street Department, Upon this 
existing concrete base was deposited sufficient new concrete to 
bring the base to the proper grade and crown for the new pave- 



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ment ; several corporation trenches were found from which the 
former base had been removed and not replaced. These trenches 
were excavated to a depth of six inches below the top of old con- 
crete and filled with the new concrete. Flagging crosswalks and 
brick sidewalks were laid and edgestones reset by the Street 
Department. Former pavement was granite blocks on a concrete 
base. 

Federal street, from Dewey square to Milk street, including 
the tracks of the Boston Elevated Eailway Company, was paved 
with large granite blocks on a 6-inch American cement concrete 
base, with pitch and pebble joints. The old pavement was 
removed and roadway excavated by the Street Department ; con- 
crete base, roadway paving, flagging crosswalks, brick sidewalks, 
were laid and edgestones set by Patrick McGovern. The Boston 
Elevated Railway Company, by agreement, paid for the portion 
within its tracks. Former pavement was old granite blocks on a 
gravel bed with gravel joints. 

Genesee street, from Harrison avenue to Albany street, was 
paved with 2^ inches of Seyssel natural rock asphalt, on a 6-inch 
American cement concrete l)ase, by Jones & Meehan. The old 
pavement was removed and roadway evcavated by the Street 
Department ; edgestones were reset, granite block paving and 
brick sidewalks relaid by Jones & Meehan. Two square granite 
catch-basin frames were removed and cast-iron D frames substi- 
tuted. Former pavement was fire bricks on a gravel bed, laid 
in 1891. 

Harrison avenue, from about 20 feet south of Kneeland 
street, to about 20 feet north of Harvard street, including the 
tracks of the Boston Elevated Railway Company, was paved 
with 1^ inches of Trinidad lake asphalt with 1^ inches of bitumi- 
nous concrete binder, on a 6-inch American cement concrete base, 
b}^ the Barber Asphalt Paving Company. The 20 feet at Knee- 
land and at Harvard streets was paved with large granite blocks 
on a 6-inch American cement concrete base with pitch and pebble 
joints, by Patrick McGovern, except that the Barber Asphalt 
Paving Company laid the concrete base ; from north side of 
Harvard street to north side of Bennet street the roadway was 
paved with large granite blocks on gravel bed with gravel joints, 
except that in front of the Fire Department ladder-house about 
127 square yards of paving was laid with pitch and pebble joints, 
by Patrick McG-overn. The old pavement was removed and 
roadway excavated by the Street Department ; edgestones were 
set, flagging crosswalks and brick sidewalks laid by Patrick 
McGovern. Six square granite catch-basin frames were removed 
and cast-iron D frames substituted. The Boston Elevated Rail- 
way Company, by agreement, paid for the portion within its 
tracks. By changing the line of edgestones the roadway was 
widened about 1.5 feet, it now being 32 feet between the edge- 
stones. Former pavement was old granite blocks on gravel bed 
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Kingston street, from Essex street to Beach street, was 
paved with 2 inches of Sicilian rock asphalt on a 6-inch Ameri- 
can cement concrete base, by the Boston Asphalt Company. 
From Bedford street across Essex street, including the tracks of 
the Boston Elevated Railway Company, was paved with Phila- 
delphia size granite blocks on a 6-inch American cement concrete 
base, with pitch and pebble joints, by H. Gore & Co. The old 
pavement was removed and roadway excavated by the Street 
Department, edgestones were set, flagging crosswalks and brick 
sidewalks laid by H. Gore & Co. Former pavement was old 
granite blocks on a gravel bed with gravel joints. 

Leverett street, from Craigie's bridge to Causeway street, 
including the tracks of the Boston Elevated Railway Company, 
roadway paved with large granite blocks on gravel bed with 
gravel joints, tracks paved with Philadelphia size granite blocks 
on gravel bed with gravel joints. The old pavement was removed 
and roadway excavated by the Street Department ; granite block 
paving was laid, edgestones set, flagging crosswalks and brick 
sidewalks laid by Jones & Meehan. Former pavement was old 
granite blocks on gravel bed, with gravel joints. The Boston 
Elevated Railway Company, by agreement, paid for the portion 
within its tracks. 

Milton street, from Brighton street to Spring street, was 
paved with 2 inches of Seyssel, natural rock, asphalt on a 6-inch 
American cement concrete base, by Jones & Meehan. The old 
pavement was removed and roadway excavated by the Street De- 
partment ; edgestones were set and brick sidewalks laid by Jones 
& Meehan. By changing the line of edgestones the roadway was 
widened about 1 foot, it now being 8 feet between the edgestones. 
Former pavement was old cobble stones. 

Oswego street, from Harrison avenue to Albany street, was 
paved with 2i inches of Seyssel, natural rock asphalt, on a 
6-inch American cement concrete base, by Jones & Meehan. The 
old pavement was removed and roadway excavated by the Street 
Department ; edgestones were reset, granite block paving and 
brick sidewalks relaid by Jones & Meehan. Former pavement 
was of red bricks laid in 1891. 

Assessment Streets. 

The following streets were constructed under chapter 323 of 
the Acts of 1891, and acts in amendment thereof or in addition 
thereto. 

The cost of the work herein given is the cost of the work 
done, and materials fiu'nished, by the contractor, and does not 
include the cost of materials furnished by the city. 

Albany street, northwesterly corner at Northampton street, 
was widened by taking 137 square feet of land from the corner 
estate. The contract for doing the necessary work in connection 
with this widening was awarded to H. Gore & Co. "\York under 
this contract was begun October 16, 1899, and completed Novem- 



144 City Document No. 14. 

ber 22, 1899, at a cost of $149.92. The work consisted of 
repaying roadway with granite blocks, setting new edgestones, 
and paving brick sidewalks. 

Alexander street ; Alexander street southerly is about 611 
feet long. The contract for constructing the surface of this 
street was awai'ded to James McGovern. Work under this con- 
tract was begun October 25, 1899, and suspended November 25, 
1899. 

Amory street. School street to Bragdon street, is about 725 
feet long. The contract for constructing the surface of this 
street was awarded to Patrick McGovern. Work under this con- 
tract was begun May 1, 1899, and completed December 21, 1899, 
at a cost of $2,210.36. It is a 6-inch macadam road with crushed 
stone sidewalks. Crushed stone, gutter blocks and straight 
edgestones were furnished by the city and hauled to the site of 
the work by the contractor. Circular edgestones were furnished 
on the work by the city ; flagging for crosswalks was furnished 
by the contractor. 

Andrews street, East Canton street to East Dedham street, 
is about 216 feet long. The contract for constructing the surface 
of this street was awarded to the Barber Asphalt Paving Com- 
pany. Work under this contract was begun September 26, 1899, 
and completed October 22, 1899, at a cost of $1,077.55. It is 
an asphalt road with brick sidewalks. The roadway is paved 
with 1^ inches of Trinidad lake asphalt, with 1^ inches of 
bituminous concrete binder on a 6-inch American cement concrete 
base. New edgestones and flagging for crosswalks were furnished 
by the city and hauled to the site of the work by the contractor ; 
new bricks and gutter blocks were furnished on the work by the 
city. 

Angell street, Blue Hill avenue to Canterbury street, is about 
877 feet long. The contract for constructing the surface of this 
street was awarded to James Doherty & Co., November 2, 1898. 
Work under this contract was begun April 17, 1899, and com- 
pleted June 10, 1899, at a cost of $2,316.11. It is a 6-inch 
macadam road with brick sidewalks. Crushed stone, gutter 
blocks and edgestones were furnished by the city and hauled to 
the site of the work by the contractor ; bricks for sidewalks were 
furnished, on the work, by the city ; flagging for crosswalks was 
furnished by the contractor. 

Annabel street, Columbia road to Sumner street, is about 
429 feet long. The contract for constructing the surface of this 
street was awarded to James McGovern. Work under this con- 
tract was begun November 14, 1899, and suspended December 21, 
1899, only the rough grading being done. 

Ashley street, Breed street to Walley street, is about 641 
feet long. A contract for filUng this street to sub-grade was 
made with H. & D. Burnett on November 20, 1899, at the rate of 
44 cents per cubic yard, measured in place. Work under this 
contract was begun December 4, 1899, and is not yet completed. 



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Aster street, Massachusetts avenue to Hemenway street, is 
about 890 feet long. The contract for constructing this street 
was awarded to Patrick McGovern, November 5, 1898. Work 
under this contract was begun May 26, 1899, and completed 
August 18, 1899, at a cost of $2,220.02. It is a 6-inch mac- 
adam road with crushed stone sidewalks. Crushed stone, gutter 
blocks and straight edgestones were furnished by the city and 
hauled to the site of the work by the contractor ; circular edge- 
stones were furnished, on the work, by the city. Flagging for 
crosswalks was furnished by the contractor. 

Atheiwold street, at School street, was widened by taking 
789 square feet of land from the corner estates. The contract 
for doing the necessary work in connection with this widening was 
awarded to Collins & Ham. Work under this contract was 
begun July 5, 1899, and completed July 17, 1899, at a cost of 
$150. The work done was to build a 6-inch macadam roadway 
and crushed stone sidewalk, set edgestones and pave granite 
block gutters. All stock required was furnished by the city and 
hauled to the site of the work by the contractor, except that the 
city furnished the circular edgestones on the work. 

Atherstone street. Fuller street to Bailey street, is about 314 
feet long. The contract for constructing the surface of this 
street was awarded to Philip Doherty. Work under this con- 
tract was begun August 19, 1899, and completed October 26, 
1899, at a cost of $701.94. It is a 6-inch macadam road with 
artificial stone sidewalks (3.5 feet wide and loam space about 2 
feet wide. Cost of sidewalks not included in above cost). 
Crushed stone, gutter blocks and straight edgestones were fur- 
nished by the city and hauled to the site of the work by the con- 
tractor ; circular edgestones were furnished on the work by the 
city ; flagging for crosswalks was furnished by the contractor. 
Artificial stone sidewalks were built at Numbers 1 and 5 by H. 
Johnson & Co., and at Number 10 by Patrick Lyons. On the 
remainder of the street the sidewalks had been previously con- 
structed. 

Belvidere street, West Newton street to Dalton street, is 
about 507 feet long. A contract for filling this street to sub- 
grade was awarded to William Gilligan, at the rate of 40 cents 
per cubic yard in place. Work under this contract was begun 
January 25, 1899, and completed May 9, 1899, 1,535 cubic yards 
of filling being deposited, costing $614. 

Another contract for building wooden bulkhead and fence was 
awarded to Wm. H. Ryan & Co. Work under this contract was 
begun April 4, 1899, and completed April 29, 1899, at a total 
cost of $538.40. The contract for constructing the surface of 
this street was awarded to Collins & Ham. Work under this 
contract was begun May 24, 1899, and completed July 11, 1899, 
at a cost of $1,619.59. It is a 6-inch macadam road with brick 
sidewalks. Crushed stone, gutter blocks and straight edgestones 
were furnished by the city and hauled to the site of the work by 



146 City Document No. 14. 

the contractor ; circular edgestones and bricks for sidewalks 
were furnished on the work by the city ; flagging for crosswalks 
was furnished by the contractor. 

Bennington street, Chelsea street to Belle Isle inlet, is about 
10,621 feet long. A contract for depositing about 82,000 cubic 
yards of filling in this street was awarded to Jones & Meehan, 
November 20, 1899, at the rate of 53 cents per cubic yard meas- 
ured in place. Work under this contract was begun January 16, 
1900, and is being carried on at the present time. 

Blandford street, Commonwealth avenue to the Boston and 
Albany Raih-oad, is about 399 feet long. A contract for deposit- 
ing about 15,000 cubic yards of filling in this street was awarded 
to the Boston and Albany Railroad Co., December 27, 1899, at 
the rate of 45 cents per cubic yard measured in the bank. 
Work under this contract was begun January 3, 1900, and is 
still in progress. 

Bragdon street, Columbus avenue to Amory street, is about 
622 feet long. A contract for constructing the surface of this 
street was awarded to Thomas A. Dolan. Work under this con- 
tract was begun September 28, 1899, and completed October 14, 
1899, at a cost of $1,052.22. It is a 6-inch macadam road with 
crushed stone sidewalks. Crushed stone, edgestones, and gutter 
blocks were furnished by the city and hauled to the site of the 
work by the contractor. Flagging for crosswalks was furnished 
by the contractor. 

Burt street, WasMngton street to Ashmont street, is about 
1,365 feet long. The contract for constructing the surface of 
this street was awarded to Collins & Ham. Work under this 
contract was begun August 17, 1898, and completed May 22, 
1899, at a cost of $3,831.24. It is a 6-inch macadam road with 
brick sidewalks. Crushed stone, straight edgestones, and gutter 
blocks were furnished by the city and hauled to the site of the 
work by the contractor ; circular edgestones and bricks were fur- 
nished, on the street, by the city ; flagging for crosswalks was 
furnished by the contractor. 

Cambridge street, Brighton avenue to Washington street, is 
about 3,642 feet long. The contract for constructing the surface 
of this street was awarded to J. L. Bryue & Co. Work under 
this contract was begun October 26, 1899, and suspended Decem- 
ber 23, 1899. 

Canal street, Haymarket square to Causeway street, is about 
1,097 feet long. The contract for paving and regulating this 
street, including the tracks of the Boston Elevated Railway 
Company, was awarded to Jones & Meehan. Woi-k under this 
contract was begun October 15, 1898, and completed May 15, 
1899, at a cost of $11,588.95, not including cost of granoUthic 
sidewalks. This street was widened on the northeasterly side 
about twenty-five feet, making it 75 feet wide between street 
lines. It was constructed in the following manner : Northeasterly, 
sidewalks 10 feet wide, paved with brick ; roadway 50 feet wide, 



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paved with large grauite blocks on a 6-incli American cement con- 
crete base, with pitch and pebble joints ; southwesterly side- 
walks 15 feet wide, paved with artificial stone, sidewalks with 
granite edgestones. Straight edgestones, granite paving blocks 
and flagging for crosswalks were furnished by the city and 
hauled to the site of the work by the contractor ; circular edge- 
stones and bricks for sidewalks were furnished on the work by 
the city. 

The artificial stone sidewalk from Haymarket square to Market 
street, 2,946.75 square feet, was laid by W. A. Murtfeldt Com- 
pany, at a cost of $589.35 ; from Market street to Causeway 
street, 10,943.78 square feet, by Simpson Brothers Corporation, 
at a cost of $2,188.76. 

The Boston Elevated Railway Company, by agreement, paid 
for the portion of the work within its tracks. 

Charlestown street, Haymarket square to Causeway street, is 
about 1,056 feet long. The contract for paving and regulating 
this street, including the tracks of the Boston Elevated Railway 
Company, was awarded to the Metropohtan Contracting Company. 
Work under this contract was begun July 31, 1899, and com- 
pleted November 23, 1899, at a cost of $16,883.78. Tliis street 
was widened on the westerly side about 42 feet, making it 92 feet 
wide between street lines. It was constructed in the following 
manner: Two sidewalks, each 12 feet wide, paved with bricks ; 
roadway 68 feet wide, paved with large granite blocks on a 6-inch 
American cement concrete base with pitch and pebble joints ; 
brick sidewalks with granite edgestones. Straight edgestones, 
granite paving blocks and flagging for crosswalks were furnished 
by the city, and hauled to the site of the work by the contractor. 
Circular edgestones and bricks for sidewalks were furnished on 
the work by the city. The Boston Elevated Railway Company, 
by agreement, paid for the portion of the work within its tracks. 

Chester street, Brighton avenue to Commonwealth avenue, is 
about 650 feet long. The contract for constructing the surface 
of this street was awarded to James Doherty & Co. Work under 
this contract was begun June 1, 1899, and completed August 3, 
1899, at a cost of $1,158.62, not including the artificial stone 
sidewalk on easterly side. It is a 6-inch macadam road, with 
crushed stone sidewalks on the westerly side. Crushed stone, 
straight edgestones, and gutter blocks were furnished by the city 
and hauled to the site of the work by the contractor ; circular 
edgestones were furnished on the work by the city ; flagging for 
crosswalks was furnished by the contractor. The artificial stone 
sidewalk (easterly side) was laid by J. C. Newborg. 

Chiswick road. Chestnut Hill avenue to Englewood avenue, is 
about 2,046 feet long. The contract for constructing the surface 
of this street was awarded to Collins & Ham. Work under this 
contract was begun September 10, 1899, and suspended December 
28, 1899. 

Congreve street, South street to Centre street, is about 1,409 



148 City Documeist No. 14. 

feet long. The contract for constructing the surface of this 
street was awarded to Williana Finneran. Work under this con- 
tract was begun November 4, 1899, and suspended January 1, 
1900. 

Cummington street, Blandford street to Avon street, is about 
1,186 feet long. A contract for depositing about 54,000 cubic 
yards of filling in this street was awarded to the Boston & Albany 
Railroad Company, December 27, 1899, at the rate of 45 cents 
per cubic yard measured in the bank. Work under this contract 
was begun January 3, 1900, and is still in progress. 

Devon street, Blue Hill avenue to Columbia road, is about 
1,860 feet long. The contract for constructing the surface of this 
street was awarded to John Connors. Work under this contract 
was begun June 12, 1899, and completed September 8, 1899, at a 
cost of ^3,774.79, not including cost of artificial stone sidewalks. 
It is a 6-inch macadam road with artificial stone sidewalks. 
Crushed stone, straight edgestones and gutter blocks were 
furnished by the city and hauled to the site of the work by the 
contractor ; circular edgestones were furnished on the work by 
the city ; flagging for crosswalks was furnished by the con- 
tractor. The artificial stone sidewalks were laid by Patrick Lyons 
at a cost of $4,161.80. 

Edwin street, Dorchester avenue to Florida street, is about 
1,188 feet long. The contract for constructing the surface of 
this street was awarded to Philip Doherty. Work under this con- 
tract was begun Sepetmber 28, 1899, and completed December 8, 
1899, at a cost of $1,801.35, not including cost of artificial stone 
sidewalks. It is a 6-inch macadam road with artificial stone 
sidewalks. Crushed stone, straight edgestones and gutter blocks 
were furnished by the city and hauled to the site of the work by 
the contractor ; circular edgestones were furnished on the work 
by the city ; flagging for crosswalks was furnished by the con- 
tractor. A contract for laying the artificial stone sidewalks was 
awarded to Patrick Lyons. Work under this contract was begun 
October 30, 1899, and suspended November 24, 1899. 

Florida street, King street to Templeton street, is about 1,133 
feet long. The contract for constructing the surface of this 
street was awarded to Philip Doherty. Work under this contract 
was begun October 30, 1899, and suspended December 27, 1899. 

Fowler street. Greenwood street to Glenway street, is about 
874 feet long. The contract for constructing the surface of this 
street was awarded to Collins & Ham, November 2, 1898. Work 
under this contract was begun April 24, 1899, and completed June 
5, 1899, at a cost of $1,410.38, not including the cost of artificial 
stone sidewalks. It is a 6-inch macadam road with artificial 
stone sidewalks 4.5 feet wide and loam spaces 2 feet wide, 
bounded by granite edgestones. Crushed stone, straight edge- 
stones and gutter blocks, were furnished by the city and hauled 
to the site of the work by the contractor ; circular edgestones were 
furnished on the work by the city ; flagging for crosswalks was 



Engineering Department. 149 

furnished by the contractor. A contract for laying artificial 
stone sidewalks was awarded to Barnes-Ruffln Company. Work 
under this contract was begun June 12, 1899, and completed July 
27, 1899, at a cost of $1,613. 

Francis street, Huntington avenue to Brookline avenue, is 
about 1,455 feet long. The contract for constructing the surf ace 
of this street was awarded to James Doherty & Co., November 5, 
1898. Work under this contract was begun May 1, 1899, and 
completed June 28, 1899, at a cost of $3,601.33. It is a 6-inch 
macadam road with crushed stone sidewalks. Crushed stone, 
straight edgestones, and gutter blocks were furnished by the city 
and hauled to the site of the work by the contractor ; circular 
edgestones were furnished on the work by the city ; flagging for 
crosswalks was furnished by the contractor. 

Hamilton street, Bowdoin street to Homes avenue, is about 
944 feet long. The contract for constructing the surface of this 
street was awarded to James McGovern. Work under this con- 
tract was begun October 26, 1898, and completed June 15, 1899, 
at a cost of $1,869.64. It is a 6-inch macadam road with crashed 
stone sidewalks. Crushed stone, straight edgestones and gutter 
blocks were furnished by the city and hauled to the site of the 
work by the contractor ; circular edgestones were furnished on 
the work by the city ; flagging for crosswalks was furnished by 
the contractor. 

Harold street, Munroe street to Walnut avenue, is about 748 
feet long. A contract for constructing the surface of this street 
was awarded to Patrick McGovern. Work under this contract 
was begun November 21, 1898, and completed June 15, 1899, at 
a cost of $1,628.10. It is a 6-inch macadam road with crushed 
stone sidewalks. Crushed stone, straight edgestones, and gutter 
blocks were furnished by the city and hauled to the site of the 
work by the contractor ; circular edgestones were furnished on 
the work by the city ; flagging for crosswalks was furnished by 
the contractor. A retaining wall and fence was built in front 
of Harriet V. Sanderson estate by Patrick McGovern, costing $360. 

Hewins street, Columbia road to Erie street, is about 701 
feet long. A contract for constructing the surface of this street 
was awarded to Philip Doherty. Work under this contract was 
begun September 13, 1898, and completed May 17, 1899, at a 
cost of $1,432.05. It is a 6-inch macadam road with crushed 
stone sidewalks. Crushed stone, straight edgestones and gutter 
blocks were furnished by the city and hauled to the site of the 
work by the contractor; circular edgestones were furnished on 
the work by the city ; flagging for crosswalks was furnished by 
the contractor. 

Hubbard street, Chestnut avenue to Lamartine street, is 
about 449 feet long. A contract for consti'ucting the surface of 
this street was awarded to Thomas Minton. Work under this 
contract was begun November 20, 1899, and suspended December 
27, 1899. 

Idaho street, River street to Manchester street, is about 867 



150 City Document No. 14. 

feet long. The contract for constructing the surface of this 
street was awarded to James McGovern. "Work under this con- 
tract was begun July 20, 1899, and completed October 12, 1899, 
at a cost of $1,978.30. It is a 6-inch macadam road with crushed 
stone sidewalks. Crushed stone, straight edgestones, and gutter 
blocks were furnished by the city and hauled to the site of the 
work by the contractor ; circular edgestones were furnished on 
the work by the city ; flagging for crosswalks was furnished by 
the contractor. 

Ipswich street, Boylston road to Boylston street, is about 2,366 
feet long. A contract for constructing the surface of this street 
was awarded to Collins & Ham. Work under this contract was 
begun August 16, 1899, and suspended December 8, 1899. 

Lauriat avenue, Ballon avenue to Norfolk street, is about 
769 feet long. The contract for constructing the surface of this 
street was awarded to Timothy F. Bradley. Work under this 
contract was begun August 22, 1899, and suspended November 
25, 1899. 

Lonsdale street, Dorchester avenue to Adams street. (See 
report of Superintendent of Streets for 1898, page 261.) When 
work was suspended December 28, 1898, the macadam roadway 
required a small amount of rolling, which was done early in sea- 
son of 1899. The cost of the contract work for constructing the 
surface of this street was $3,490.53, not including cost of arti- 
ficial stone sidewalks. It is a 6-inch macadam road with artificial 
stone sidewalks. Crushed stone and straight edgestones were 
furnished by the city and hauled to the site of the work by the 
contractor ; circular edgestones and gutter blocks were furnished 
on the work by the city ; flagging for crosswalks was furnished 
by the contractor. Artificial stone sidewalks were laid on north 
side (9,977.5 square feet), by John C. Newborg, costing $1,895.73 ; 
on south side (10,228.6 square feet), by the Barnes-Rufliin Com- 
pany, costing $1,943.43. 

Maryland street, Savin Hill avenue to Bay street, is about 
474 feet long. The contract for constructing the surface' of this 
street was awarded to Philip Doherty. Work under this con- 
tract was begun October 18, 1898, and completed May 10, 1899, at 
a cost of $1,250.05. It is a 6-inch macadam road with brick side- 
walks. Crushed stone, straight edgestones and gutter blocks 
were furnished by the city and hauled to the site of the work by 
the contractor ; circular edgestones and bricks for sidewalks were 
furnished on the work by the city ; flagging for crosswalks was 
furnished by the contractor. 

Middleton street, Norfolk street northerly, is about 593 feet 
long. A contract for constructing the surface of this street was 
awarded to Philip Doherty, November 14, 1898. Work under 
this contract was begun April 3, 1899, and completed August 19, 
1899, at a cost of $1,502.26. It is a 6-inch macadam road with 
crushed stone sidewalks. Crushed stone, straight edgestones 
and gutter blocks were furnished by the city and hauled to the 
site of the work by the contractor ; circular edgestones were 



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furnished on the work by the city ; flagging for crosswalks was 
furnished by the contractor. 

Newburg street, Beech street to Belgrade avenue, is about 
1,980 feet long. The contract for constructing the surface of 
this street was awarded to James Doherty & Co. Work under 
this contract was begun November 14, 1899, and suspended 
December 16, 1899. 

Northampton street, at Albany street. (See Albany street.) 

North Harvard street, Western avenue to Charles river, is 
about 2,573 feet long. The contract for constructing the sur- 
face of this street was awarded to Geo. H. Wentworth & Co. 
Work under this contract was begun October 4, 1898, and com- 
pleted June 23, 1899, at a cost of $15,142.31. It is a Telford 
(8-inch) macadam (4-inch) road with crushed stone sidewalks. 
Crushed stone, stone for Telford base, straight edgestones and 
gutter blocks were furnished by the city and hauled to the site of 
the work by the contractor ; circular edgestones were furnished 
on the work by the city ; flagging for crosswalks was furnished 
by the contractor. 

Oak view terrace, Centre street southeasterly, is about 861 
feet long. The contract for constructing the surface of this 
street was awarded to Collins & Ham. Work under this con- 
tract was begun November 9, 1899, and suspended January 24, 
1900. 

Orkney road, Strathmore road to Sutherland road, is about 
841 feet long. The contract for constructing the surface of this 
street was awarded to Daniel E. Lynch. Work under this eon- 
tract was begun May 2, 1899, and suspended October 16, 1899. 

Peterborough street, Audubon road to Audubon road (see 
report of Supei'intendent of Streets for 1897, page 373), is about 
1,833 feet long. The contract for constructing the surface of this 
street was awarded to James Doherty & Co. Work under this 
contract was begun July 19, 1899, and completed September 27, 
1899, at a cost of $4,734.46. It is a 6-inch macadam road with 
crushed stone sidewalks. Crushed stone, straight edgestones, 
and gutter blocks were furnished by the city and hauled to the 
site of the work by the contractor ; circular edgestones were 
furnished on the work by the city ; flagging for crosswalks was 
furnished by the contractor. 

Peverell street. Sawyer avenue to Salcombe street, is about 
486 feet long. The contract for constructing the surface of this 
street was awarded to Collins & Ham. Work under this contract 
was begun August 25, 1898, and completed May 22, 1899, at a 
cost of $2,399.94. It is a 6-inch macadam road with crushed 
stone sidewalks. Crushed stone, straight edgestones and gutter 
blocks were furnished by the city and hauled to the site of the 
work by the contractor ; circular edgestones were furnished on 
the work by the city ; flagging for crosswalks was furnished by 
the contractor. 

Pontiac street, Hillside street to Tremont street is about 919 
feet long and 40 feet wide, and is to be cut through a sohd ledge 



152 City Document No. 14. 

for about 420 feet. The work of excavatino; the ledge was com- 
menced January 19, 1900, by the Paving Division, and is still in 
progress. 

Public Alley No. 101, District No. 2, Richmond street to 
Cross street, between Fulton and Commercial streets, is about 
385 feet long, and averages 15.5 feet wide. A contract for 
paving and regulating this alley was awarded to Patrick 
McGovern. Work under this contract was begun August 28, 
1899, and completed September 16, 1899, at a cost of $1,044.23. 
This alley is paved with large granite blocks on a gravel bed 
with pitch and pebble joints, and is without edgestones or side- 
walks. The paving blocks were furnished by the city and hauled 
to the site of the work by the contractor. 

Public Alley No. 102, District No. 2, Marshall street to 
Creek square, is about 205 feet long and averages 10.5 feet wide. 
The contract for paving with asphalt and regulating this alley was 
awarded to Jones & Meehan. "Work under this contract was 
begun October 10, 1899, and completed November 11, 1899, at a 
cost of $874.27. This alley was paved with 2 inches of Seyssel 
natural rock asphalt on a 6-inch American cement concrete base, 
with edgestones and brick sidewalks for about half its length on 
one side. The paving blocks and edgestones required were fur- 
nished by the city and hauled to the site of the work by the con- 
tractors. Bricks for sidewalk were furnished on the work by the 
city. 

Public Alleys Nos. 401, 402, 403 and 404, District No. 5, 
between Huntington avenue and St. Botolph street, from Irving- 
ton street to Public Alley No. 405 ; and PubUc Alley No. 405, 
District No. 5, from Huntington avenue to St. Botolph street. 
These alleys are respectively 490, 486, 466, 587, and 236 feet 
long, and each 16 feet wide. The contract for paving with 
asphalt and granite blocks and regulating these alleys was awarded 
to Simpson Brothers Corporation. Work under this contract 
was begun August 9, 1899, and completed October 11, 1899, at 
a cost for each alley, as follows : No. 401, $1,885.19 ; No. 402, 
$1,501.02; No. 403, $1,423.07; No. 404, $1,844.74; No. 405, 
$690.79. These alleys were paved with 1-^ inches of Trinidad 
land asphalt with li inches of bituminous concrete binder on a 
6-inch American cement concrete base, and also with granite blocks 
on gravel base with gravel joints where too steep for asphalt. 
These alleys, except No. 405, were constructed with a roadway, 8 
feet wide, two brick sidewalks each four feet wide, bounded by 
granite edgestones. Two turn-outs were constructed in each alley, 
excepting No. 405, 30 feet long and 14 feet wide, so that two 
teams may pass. Alley No. 405 was constructed with a roadway 
8 feet wide, and brick sidewalk on northerly side 5 feet wide and 
on southerly side 3 feet wide, each bounded by granite edgestones. 
Paving blocks, straight edgestones and flagging for crosswalks 
were furnished by the city and hauled to the site of the work by 
the contractor ; circular edgestones and bricks for sidewalks were 
furnished on the work by the city. 



ENGINEERmG DEPARTMENT. 153 

Public Alley No. 418, District No. 5, between Beacon and 
Maj-lborough streets, from Dartmouth street to Exeter street, is 
about 528 feet long and 16 feet wide. A contract for repairing 
the granite block pavement and brick sidewalks in this alley was 
awarded to H. Gore & Co. Work was begun August 30, 1899, 
and completed September 6, 1899, at a cost of $168.22. 

Public Alley No. 419, District No. 5, between Beacon and 
Marlborough streets, from Clarendon street to Dartmouth street, 
is about 548 feet long and 16 feet wide. The contract for pav- 
ing with asphalt and regulating this alley was awarded to Simp- 
son Brothers Corporation. Work under this contract was begun 
August 8, 1899, and completed October 2, 1899, at a cost of 
$1,564.80. This alley was paved with 1^ inches of Trinidad laud 
asphalt, with 1-^ inches of bituminous concrete binder on a 6-inch 
Amei-ican cement concrete base. This alley was constructed with 
a roadway 8 feet wide, and two brick sidewalks each 4 feet wide, 
with granite edgestones. Paving blocks, edgestones and flag- 
ging for crosswalks were furnished by the city and hauled to 
the site of the work by the contractor ; bricks for sidewalks were 
furnished on the work by the city. 

Public Alley No. 420, District No. 5, between Beacon and 
Marlborough streets, from Berkeley street to Clarendon street, is 
about 548 feet long and 16 feet wide. A contract for repairing 
the brick sidewalks in this alley was awarded to H. Gore & Co. 
Work was begun August 29, 1899, and completed September 1, 
1899, at a cost of $80.85. 

Public Alley No. 431, District No. 5, between Commonwealth 
avenue and Newbury street, from Hereford street to Gloucester 
street, is about 375 feet long and 16 feet wide. The contract 
for paving with asphalt and granite blocks and regulating this 
alley was awarded to Simpson Brothers Corporation. Work 
under this contract was begun August 7, 1899, and completed 
September 30, 1899, at a cost of $953.67. This alley was paved 
with 1^ inches of Trinidad land asphalt, with 1^ inches of bitumi- 
nous concrete binder on a 6-inch American cement concrete base, 
and with granite blocks on a gravel bed, with gravel joints where 
too steep for asphalt. It has a roadway 8 feet wide, and 
two brick sidewalks each 4 feet wide, with granite edgestones. 
Paving blocks, edgestones and flagging for crosswalks were fur- 
nished by the city and hauled to the site of the work by the eon- 
tractor ; bricks for sidewalks were furnished on the work by the 
city. 

Public Alley No. 701, District No. 8, between Union 
Park and Upton streets, from Shawmut avenue toTremont street, 
is about 628 feet long and 20 feet wide. The contract for pav- 
ing with asphalt and granite blocks and regulating this alley was 
awarded to the Barber Asphalt Paving Company. Work under 
this contract was begun September 16, 1899, and completed No- 
vember 8, 1899, at a cost of $3,077.46. This alley was paved 
with 1^ inches of Trinidad lake asphalt, with 1^ inches bitumi- 
nous concrete binder, on a 6-inch American cement concrete base, 



154 City Document No. 14. 

and with granite blocks on a gravel bed with gravel joints where 
too steep for asphalt. It has a roadway in part 9 feet wide, and 
in part 13 feet wide, with brick sidewalk northerly side 3.5 feet 
wide, and southerly side in part 3.5 feet wide and in part 7.5 
feet wide, with granite edgestones ; the wide sidewalks were 
built to protect the trees on the alley. Paving blocks, edge- 
stones and flagging for crosswalks were furnished by the city and 
hauled to the site of the work by the contractor ; bricks for 
sidewalks were furnished on the work bv the city. 

Public Alley No. 702, District No. 8, West Springfield 
street to Worcester street, is about 205 feet long and 15 feet wide. 
The contract for paving with asphalt and regulating this alley 
was awarded to Jones & Meehan. Work under this contract was 
begun September 29, 1899, and completed November 9, 1899, at 
a cost of $862. This alley was paved with 2 inches of Seyssel 
natural rock asphalt on a 6-inch American cement concrete base. 
It has a roadway 9 feet wide, and two brick sidewalks each 
3 feet wide, with granite edgestones. Granite blocks, edge- 
stones and flagging for crosswalks were furnished by the city 
and hauled to the site of the work by the contractor ; bricks for 
sidewalks were furnished on the work by the city. 

Public Alley No. 703, District No. 8; Public Alley No. 
702 to Newland street, is about 192 feet long and 10 feet 
wide. The contract for paving with asphalt and granite blocks 
and regulating this alley was awarded to Jones & Meehan. Work 
under this contract was begun October 2, 1899, and completed 
November 9, 1899, at a cost of $629.10. This alley was paved 
with 2 inches of Seyssel natural rock asphalt on a 6-inch Ameri- 
can cement concrete base and with granite blocks on a gravel bed 
with gravel joints where too steep for asphalt. It has a roadway 
8 feet wide ; the edgestones are placed 1 foot from the building 
hne, and are backed up with concrete. Paving blocks, edge- 
stones and flagging for crosswalks were furnished by the city and 
hauled to the site of the work by the contractor. 

Public Alley No. 2001, Webster street to Marginal street, 
is about 240 feet long, and for a distance of 65 feet from 
Webster street it is 10 feet wide ; from this point 60 feet further 
it is 5 feet wide, and for the remaining distance of 115 feet it is 
4.5 feet wide. The contract for paving and regulating this alley 
was awarded to Ward & Conlin. Work under this contract was 
begun September 25, 1899, and completed October 14, 1899, at 
a cost of $305.20. This alley was paved with second-hand 
granite blocks (removed from Devonshire street) on a gravel bed 
with gravel joints for 125 feet from Webster street; the remain- 
ing distance was paved with bricks, except for a distance of 10 
feet, which is occupied by a flight of wooden steps about 9 feet 
in height. These steps were repaired, as was also a board fence 
extending about 60 feet from Marginal street on the northwesterly 
side of alley. The difference in elevation of Marginal and Web- 
ster streets is 28 feet. 

Rosseter street, Bullard street to Bowdoin avenue. (See report 



Engineering Department. 155 

of Superintendent of Streets for 1898, page 262.) Work on re- 
taining wall was completed June 26, 1899. On account of mak- 
ing an opening in fence at estate of T. F. Badlam, the cost was 
increased $28.18, making a total cost for retaining walls and 
fences of $1,303.18. 

Rowe street, Ashland street to Sharon street, is about 475 
feet long. A contract for constructing the surface of this street 
was awarded to Philip Doherty. Work under this contract was 
begun December 7, 1899, and suspended December 23, 1899. 

Rozella street, Adams street to Muzzy street, is about 322 
feet long. The contract for constructing the surface of this 
street and for rebuilding the retaining wall at the Mary Hemen- 
way School was awarded to T. F. Bradley. Work under this 
contract was begun November 27, 1899, and the work of rebuild- 
ing the retaining wall is still in progress. 

St. Stephen street, St. Stephen street to Bryant street is 
about 803 feet long. (See report of Superintendent of Streets 
for 1898, page 262.) The contract for constructing the surface 
of this street was awarded to James Doherty & Co. Work 
under this contract was begun June 27, 1899, and completed 
August 8, 1899, at a cost of $1,879.16. It is a 6-inch macadam 
road with crushed stone sidewalks. Crushed stone, gutter blocks 
and straight edgestones were furnished by the city and hauled 
to the site of the work by the contractor ; circular edgestones 
were furnished on the work by the city ; flagging for crosswalks 
was furnished by the contractor. 

School street, at Athelwold street, was widened by taking 
548 square feet of land from the corner estate. The contract for 
doing the necessary work in connection with this widening was 
awarded to Collins & Ham. Work under this contract was 
begun July 5, 1899, and completed July 17, 1899, at a cost of 
$125. The work done was to build a 6-inch macadam roadway 
and crushed stone sidewalks, set edgestones and pave granite 
block gutters. All stock required was furnished by the city and 
hauled to the site of the work by the contractors. 

Seymour street, Canterbury street to Brown avenue, is 
about 1,150 feet long. The contract for constructing the surface 
of this street was awarded to T. F. Welch. Work under this 
contract was begun December 5, 1899, and suspended December 
21, 1899. 

Shirley street, Massachusetts avenue to Norfolk avenue, is 
about 877 feet long. The contract for constructing the surface 
of this street was awarded to J. F. Cullen. Work under this 
contract was begun June 26, 1899, and completed October 10, 
1899, at a cost of $3,505.35. It is a 6-inch macadam road, with 
brick sidewalks. Crushed stone, straight edgestones and gutter 
blocks were furnished by the city and hauled to the site of the 
work by the contractor; circular edgestones and bricks were 
furnished on the work by the city ; flagging for crosswalks was 
furnished by the contractor. 

Spencer street, Athelwold street to Park street, is about 480 



156 City Document No. 14. 

feet long. The contract for constructing the surface of this 
street was awarded to James McGovern. Work under this con- 
tract was begun June 26, 1899, and completed August 3, 1899, 
at a cost of $787.76. It is a 6-inch macadam road with crushed 
stone sidewalks. Crushed stone, straight edgestones and gutter 
blocks were furnished by the city and hauled to the site of the 
work by the contractor ; circular edgestones were furnished on 
the work by the city ; flagging for crosswalks was furnished by 
the contractor. 

Spencer street, Wheatland avenue to Talbot avenue, is about 
625 feet long. The contract for constructing the surface of this 
street was awarded to James McGovern. Work under this con- 
tract was begun November 20, 1898, and completed May 25, 
1899, at a cost of $1,500.54. It is a 6-inch macadam roadway 
with crushed stone sidewalks. Crushed stone, straight edge- 
stones and gutter blocks were furnished by the city and hauled 
to the site of the work by the contractor ; circular edgestones 
were furnished on the work by the city ; flagging for crosswalks 
was furnished by the contractor. 

Stanley street, Quincy street to Bellevue street, is about 
375 feet long. The contract for constructing the surface of this 
street was awarded to James Doherty & Co. Work under this 
contract was begun May 28, 1899, and completed July 17, 1899, 
at a cost of $1,260.63. It is a 6-inch macadam road with brick 
sidewalks. Crushed stone, straight edgestones and gutter blocks 
were furnished by the city and hauled to the site of the work by 
the contractor ; circular edgestones and bricks for sidewalks were 
furnished on the work by the city ; flagging for crosswalks was 
furnished by the contractor, 

Thanii street, Athelwold street to Park street, is about 479 
feet long. The contract for constructing the surface of this street 
was awarded to Philip Doherty. Work under this contract was 
begun June 29, 1899, and completed August 3, 1899, at a cost of 
$552.79 (not including cost of artificial stone sidewalks). It is a 
6-inch macadam road with artificial stone sidewalks. Crushed 
stone, straight edgestones and gutter blocks were furnished by 
the city and hauled to the site of the work by the contractor ; 
circular edgestones were furnished on the work by the city ; flag- 
ging for crosswalks was furnished by the contractor. Artificial 
stone sidewalks were laid by the Barnes-Ruffin Company from 
Park street 81 feet on the easterly side and 140 feet on the west- 
erly side, in all 1,440.2 square feet, costing $320.44. The re- 
maining artificial stone sidewalks bad been constructed before the 
street was laid out. 

Trinity place, St. James avenue across Stuart street, is about 
398 feet long. The contract for paving with asphalt and regula- 
ting this street was awarded to the Barber Asphalt Pa-s-ing Co. 
Work under this contract was begun August 21, 1899, and com- 
pleted September 28, 1899, at a cost of $3,516.09. It is an as- 
phalt road with brick sidewalks. The roadway is paved with IJ 
inches of Trinidad lake asphalt, with 1^ inches of bituminous 



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concrete binder on a 6-iuch American cement concrete base. 
New edgestones, granite blocks, and flagging for crosswalks were 
furnished by the city and hauled to the site of the work by the 
contractor ; bricks for sidewalks were furnished on the work by 
the city. 

Waldeck street, Melville avenue to Tonawanda street, is 
about 1,635 feet long. The contract for constructing the surface 
of this street was awarded to J. F. Cullen. Work under this 
contract was begun September 29, 1899, and completed December 
5, 1899, at a cost of $4,207. It is a 6-inch macadam road, 
with crushed stone, tar concrete and artificial stone sidewalks. 
Crushed stone, straight edgestones, and gutter blocks were fur- 
nished by the city and hauled to the site of the work by the con- 
tractor ; circular edgestones were furnished on the work bj^ the 
city ; flagging for crosswalks was furnished by the city. The 
street was constructed in the following manner : Part between 
Melville avenue and Park street, 781 feet long and 40 feet wide, 
has roadway (including gutters) 26 feet wide ; two crushed stone 
sidewalks, each 7 feet wide, bounded by granite edgestones. In 
this part there is 179 linear feet of artificial stone sidewalk which 
was constructed before the street was laid out. Part between 
Park street and Tonawanda street, 854 feet long and 50 feet wide, 
has a roadway 26 feet wide (including gutters), two tar concrete 
walks each 6 feet wide, and two loam spaces each 6 feet wide, 
bounded by granite edgestones ; these loam spaces were sodded 
about 2 feet in width back of the edgestones. The tar concrete 
sidewalks were constructed before the street was laid out. 

Wensley street, Heath street across Bickford avenue, is about 
720 feet long. The contract for constructing the surface of this 
street was awarded to ColUns & Ham. Work under this con- 
tract was begun May 10, 1899, and completed November 14, 
1899, at a cost of $2,600.16 (including thecostof furnishing and 
laying 472 linear feet of ground water drain 4 inches in size) . It is a 
6-inch macadam road with crushed stone sidewalks. Crushed 
stone, straight edgestones, and gutter blocks were furnished by the 
city and hauled to the site of the work by the contractor ; circular 
edgestones were furnished on the work by the city. Flagging for 
crosswalks was furnished by the contractor. 

West 5elden street, Morton street to Manchester street, is 
about 3,424 feet long. The contract for constructing the surface 
of this street was awarded to James McGovern. Work under 
this contract was begun July 21, 1899, and is still being carried 
on. 

Woodlawn street, Hyde Park avenue to Forest Hills Ceme- 
tery, is about 1,068 feet long. The contract for constructing the 
surface of this street was awarded to Thomas A. Dolan. Work 
nnder this contract was begun July 24, 1899, and completed No- 
vember 13, 1899, at a cost of $1,933.99. It is a 6-inch macadam 
road with crushed stone sidewalks. Crushed stone, straight 
edgestones and gutter blocks were furnished by the city and 
hauled to the site of the work by the contractor; circular edge- 



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stones were furnished on the work by the city ; flagging for cross- 
walks was furnished by the contractor. 

Worthington street, Fenway to Longwood avenue, is about 
1,151 feet long. A contract for filling this street to sub-grade 
was awarded to J. C. Coleman & Son, at the rate of 44 cents per 
cubic yard measured in the fill. Work under this contract was 
begun July 27, 1899, and completed December 30, 1899 ; 17,251 
cubic yards were paid for at 44 cents per cubic yard, equal to 
$7,590.44. 

Miscellaneous. 

Contracts were awarded on the following streets, but at the 
end of the season no work had been done : 

Aberdeen street, Beacon street to Brookline branch of 
Boston and Albany Railroad. 

Callender street. Tucker street across Don street. 

Custer street, Woodman street to Arnold Arboretum, 

Dresden street, Boylston street to Spring Park avenue. 

Edison green, Dorchester avenue to Pond street. 

Esmond street. Blue Hill avenue to Harvard street. 

Shatter street, Waterlow street to Faxon street. 

Warner street. Harvard street to Park street. 

Plans have been prepared of the following " new streets " on 
which the work of construction has not been commenced : 

Barry street, Quincy street to Richfield street. 

Boston street, Mt. Vernon street to Columbia road. 

Draper street, Robinson street to Bowdoin street. 

Fowler street, Glenway street to McLellan street. 

Jersey street, Brookline avenue to Audubon road. 

riontague street, Ashmont street to Roslin street. 

Public Alley No. 901, Hemenway street to another part of 
Hemenway street. 

South street, Jamaica street to Arborway. 

Stratford street, Anawan street to Clement avenue. 

Wainwright street. Centre street to Welles avenue. 

Williams street, Washington street to Call street. • 

Woodcllff street, Howard avenue about 214 feet easterly. 

GrRADING StREET RAILWAY TRACKS. 

The grades for tracks in the following streets have been deter- 
mined. On streets marked ** the surveys were made and levels 
taken by the companies : 

{Boston Elevated Railway Company ?j 

Atlantic avenue, Dewey square to Oliver street. 
Atlantic avenue, Dewey square to Kneeland street. 
Boston street, Edward Everett square to Washburn street. 
Boylston street, Ipswich street to Brookline avenue. 



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Cambridge street, Brighton avenue across Washington 
street. 

Cambridge street, North Harvard street to Charles river. 

Causeway street, Prince street to Haverhill street. 

Charlestown street, Haymarket square to Charlestown 
bridge. 

Columbia road, Blue Hill avenue to Edward Everett square. 

Commercial street. Prince street to Hull street. 

Dewey square. 

Federal street, Dewey square to Milk street. 

Ipswich street, Boylston road to Boylston street. 

Kingston street, Bedford street to Essex street. 

Leverett street, Causeway street to Craigie's bridge. 

Talbot avenue, Norfolk street to Blue Hill avenue. 

Washington street. Blue Hill avenue to Glenarm street. 

( West Roxhxcry and RosUndale Street Railway Company .^ 

** Ashland street. South street to 1,100 feet east of Sutton 
street. 

** Spring street, Gardner street to Dedham Une. 

(yUnion Freight Railroad Company S) 

Atlantic avenue, Dewey square to Oliver street. 
Atlantic avenue, Dewey square to Kneeland street. 
Causeway street. Prince street to Haverhill street. 
Commercial street, Prince street to Hull street. 
Dewey square. 
Total length of single track grades 16.9 miles. 

Plans and Specifications. 

Aberdeen street, plan and specification of retaining wall, 
fence and bulkhead. 

Belvidere street, plan and specifications for wooden bulk- 
head and fence. 

Burt street, plan and specifications for iron fence on culvert. 

Castle square, plan with elevations. 

Columbia road, plan of retaining wall and steps at Hamilton 
street. 

Edward Everett square, plan and specifications for park 
curb. 

Fairmount street, plan and specifications for ground water 
drain. 

Freeport street, plan and specifications for iron fence on wall 
at Dorchester Yacht Club. 

Harold street, plan and specifications for retaining wall and 
iron fence. 

Haverhill street, plan of sidewalk southwesterly side leading 
from Haymarket square. 



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Ipswich street, plan and specifications for concrete bulkhead 
and fence along location of Boston and Albany Railroad. 

Rozelia street, plan and specifications for retaining wall and 
granite steps. 

Wensley street, plan and specifications for ground water 
drains. 

A set of plans showing the improved pavement in the central 
part of the city has been prepared for the use of the Permit 
Office, the object being to show the location of all openings made 
in this class of pavement. These openings have been plotted 
from the inspectors' notes upon request. 

Columbia Road. 

Columbia road construction has been completed from Blue Hill 
avenue to Edward Everett square, with the exception of the 
bridge by which the Midland Division of the New York, New 
Haven and Hartford Railroad will cross the road ; this work has 
not been commenced. 

Bridge over the Railroad and Columbia Avenue. 

The work under the contract with Mr. Dennis F. O'Connell, 
dated October 10, 1898, was finished in June at a cost of 
$25,773.44. This work consisted of building two abutments and 
a pier. The southerly wing wall of the west abutment was left 
unfinished, as it was necessary to leave Carson street unobstructed 
until other means of access to Mt. Vernon street east of the rail- 
road can be provided. 

The foundations rest on a hard clay or sand bottom at Grade 
2.5 above city base for the West abutment and at Grade 2 for the 
East abutment and pier. The foundations below a grade 3 feet 
below the grade of the surface in front are of American cement 
concrete, and above that grade the abutments and pier are of 
granite ashlar and rubble backing with cut stone parapets and 
coping. The walls are well ballasted with quarry chips. 

Road Surfacing. 

The section of road between Dorchester avenue and Button- 
wood street has been completed. The work was done under a 
contract with Philip Doherty, dated June 14, 1899, and was 
finished August 30, 1899, at a cost of $1,911.04. 

Bridge over Shoreliam Street. 

This bridge is to be built to carry Columbia road over Shore- 
ham street, a traffic street to connect Mt. Vernon street with Car- 
son street. It will be parallel with the railroad and 100 feet 
distant from it. Its grade will be the same as the existing 
streets, and the crossing of the Parkway by a traffic street at this 
point will be avoided. 



Engineering Department. 161 

Under a contract with Mr. Michael A. Meany the excavation 
across Cohimbia road above the grade of Shoreham street was 
completed on January 1, 1900, at a cost of $591.44. 

Plans have' been prepared for the construction of the bridge, 
but the work of erection awaits the completion of a proposed 
storm water sewer at this point. 

Filling. 

The section of Columbia road between the bridge over the 
railroad and Mercer street, South Boston, also so much of the 
proposed Columbia avenue as lies east of the old location of the 
New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad have been filled 
to grade. For this work there were three contracts. Under a 
contract with Mr. J. J. Sullivan, dated December 24, 1898, there 
were brought from the excavation near Story street, South Bos- 
ton, 4,978 cubic yards at a cost of $2,986.80. Under a contract 
with John S. Jacobs & Son, dated October 20, 1898, there were 
brought from the site of the new high school building on Thomas 
Park"25,811 cubic yards at a cost o"f $9,233.85. 

The larger part of the filling was done under a contract with 
Mr. Simon J. Donovan, dated December 28, 1898. The work 
was finished in October, and there were deposited 116,471 cubic 
yards at 69^ cents per cubic yard. This contract included the 
construction of an extension of the culvert under the railroad to 
the bay outside the slope of the new filling. This culvert is of 
wood on a pile foundation ; it is 250 feet in length and 4 feet by 
5 feet 8 inches inside. The total amount paid under the contract 
was $83,375.59. 

Under the contract with Mr. Simon J. Donovan for filhng 
that portion of Columbia road between Atlantic and I streets, 
dated October 25, 1898, there have been deposited 71,109 cubic 
yards. The work is not yet completed. 

Commonwealth Avenue. 

Warren street to Chestnut Hill avenue, cross-section plans for 
estimating amount of rock excavation under five contracts, aggre- 
gating 45,857.4 cubic yards costing $64,634.84, which includes 
the cost of loading and hauling 9,851.7 cubic yards to the 
crusher and loading 19,436.7 cubic yards into city teams at foot 
of ledge. This work was begun in September, 1898. Plans and 
specifications were also prepared for two retaining walls, one 
near Summit avenue, and one near Sutherland road ; these walls 
were not built. 

During the year the reconstruction of Commonwealth avenue 
from Brighton avenue to Chestnut Hill avenue has been under 
way, and is nearly completed as far as Chiswick road. 

Congress Street, South Boston. 

On Congress street, between B and C streets, a roadway about 
40 feet in width has been paved with granite blocks on a gi avel 



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base, granite edgestoues have been set on the southerly side of 
the street, and two catch-basins have been built. The paving of 
this short portion of Congress street in connection with the work 
done by the Commonwealth, and that under the decree abolishing 
the grade crossing on this street has provided a continuous 
thoroughfare paved with granite from Atlantic avenue to South 
Boston by way of the L-street bridge. 

Dumping Wharf for the Sanitary Division. 

The high platform and runway at the Sanitary Wharf on 
Albany street was completed in March by Thomas E. Ruggles, 
at a cost of $5,476. 

East Boston Ferries. 

New drop. — The northerly drop for the East Boston landing 
of the South Ferry was completed, and put in commission Feb- 
ruary 4, 1899, at a cost for contract work of $5,775. 

Charlesgate Bridge over Ipswich Street. 

Under a contract with the King Bridge Co., of Cleveland, 
Ohio, dated March 25, 1899, the steel work was completed on 
January 2, 1900. A contract has been made for the erection of 
the ornamental railing of the same design as that on the bridge 
over the railroad. 

As the season was too far advanced to permit of laying cement 
concrete, when the steel work was finished, the laying of the 
concrete and asphalt floor of this bridge has been deferred until 
spring, and a temporary wooden floor has been constructed to allow 
of the bridge being used during the winter. 

South Union Station. 

The portion of the paving on the westerly half of Dorchester- 
avenue extension, between the southerly end of the new station 
and Federal-street bridge, which was not laid in 1898, has been 
completed. The entire length of the new avenue, on which was 
laid a temporary granite pavement on fresh fillings in 1898, has 
been repaved, and the edgestone reset. The sidewalk on the 
harbor side of the avenue has been paved with brick, and an iron 
railing built on the sea wall for its entire length. 

The paving on Summer-street extension, between Dewey square 
and the harbor Une, has been relaid, and a bulkhead carrying 
a plank sidewalk has been built along the property of the 
Boston Electric Light Company. 

Eai'ly in the season the narrow strip of paving on Atlantic 
avenue in front of the express buildings, which could not be laid 
when the other paving was done around the station, was com- 
pleted and the edgestone set. 



Engineering Depaetment. 163 

The work of paving Atlantic avenue, between Dewey square 
and Kneeland street, with pitch and pebble joints and on a con- 
crete base, was commenced early in November, 1899. This work 
had been delayed until almost the close of the season, because of 
the special track-work of the Boston Elevated Railway and the 
Union Freight Railroad in Dewey square. As soon, however, as 
any of this material was in position the work of concreting and 
paving was carried on day and night whenever the weather and 
temperature would permit. With the exception of a small area 
at Beach street, where the special track-work was not ready, all 
of the paving between the tracks and westerly of the tracks on 
Atlantic avenue has been put on a concrete base, the paving laid 
with pitch and pebble joints, the edgestones set and the westerly 
sidewalk laid with brick or artificial stone. The work in Dewey 
square has also been completed with the exception of two small 
areas adjoining Summer and Federal streets. A small refuge 
island has been built in the square, surrounded by granite edge- 
stone and paved with brick. 

Miscellaneous. 

Lines and grades have been furnished for the construction of 
Talbot avenue, which is now completed. Some work has been 
done on Blue Hill avenue, between Walk Hill street and 
Mattapan. 

Two hundred and six petitions to lay artificial stone sidewalks 
have been reported upon to the Superintendent of Streets. 

The amount of edgestone required for one hundred and forty- 
nine estates has been fui'nished to the Paving Division. 

In seventy-three cases the Paving Division has been notified of 
the necessity of resetting edgestone on account of artificial stone 
sidewalks to be laid. 

Forty-two petitions for permits to construct coal-holes, bulk- 
heads and sidewalk areas, have been examined and reported upon. 

Ninety-one petitions, caUing for eighty-seven catch-basins, were 
referred by the Sewer Division and reported upon. 

Locations were furnished the Sewer Division, for construction 
purposes, of nine hundred and forty-three catch-basins on one 
hundred and sixty different streets. 



164 City Document No. 14. 



MISCELLANEOUS WORK AND CONSTRUCTION 

IN 1899. 



Charlesgate Bridge over Ipswich Street. 
See page 162. 

Chelsea Bridge North. 

General plans were made for widening the draw-way from 
45 to 60 feet to accommodate the larger class of vessels 
needed for carrying coal ; the widening to be made on the 
Chelsea side of the channel. These plans were approved by 
the War Departnent, and further plans were made for a tem- 
porary wooden pile bridge around the draw to accommodate 
travel while work was being done on the permanent bridge; 
the principal cost of the temporary bridge being borne by the 
New England Gas & Coke Co. and the Lynn & Boston Rail- 
road Co. 

This temporary bridge is 46 feet wide, with one sidewalk 
8 feet wide on the down-stream side. The old draw used at 
West Boston bridge, the engine, shafting and other- machin- 
ery were moved to this bridge and set up on foundations pre- 
pared for them; the draw was strengthened by renewing 
several chord-sticks, keyes and packing blocks, about two- 
thirds of the fom'-inch deck plank and all of the sheathing. 
The contract for doing the work was awarded to William J. 
Lawler, and the work is nearly completed. 

Specifications and plans have been made for the work on 
the main bridge, but no contract has yet been made for doing 
the work. 

A contract has been made with the Boston Bridge Works 
for lengthening the draw on the permanent bridge. 

Columbia Road. 
See pages 160 and 161. 

Bridge over the railroad and Columbia road — Road sur- 
facing. 

Bridge over Shoreham street. 
Filling. 

Commonwealth Avenue. 
See page 161. 



Engineering Department. 165 

Congress-Street Grade Crossing. 

During the year the work of building a new street in sub- 
stitution for Congress street, where it crosses the tracks of the 
Midland Division of the N. Y., N. H. & H. R.R., has been 
carried on in accordance with the decree of the Superior 
Court. The work was so far advanced that on August 14, 
1899, the portion of the new street across Fort Point channel 
and the approach leading to A street, South Boston, were 
opened to public travel, and have remained open since that 
date. At that time, however, only one of the draws was put 
in service, the power for operating it being furnished by a 
temporary steam plant. Later an electric plant was installed, 
and on January 26, 1900, the care of the portion of the new 
street and the approach which had been opened to travel and 
the operating of the draws, were turned over to the Street 
Department. 

The work done during the past year on the several sections 
of the new street and its approaches has been substantially as 
follows : 

On the approach leading from Atlantic avenue the work 
has been the building of a sea-wall to support the filling on 
the southerl}' side of Congress street. As the piers under 
the building projected so far into the street it was necessary 
to build the wall about five feet back from the street line and 
to support the sidewalk on overhanging beams. This work 
was clone under a contract with W. J. Lawler, and was com- 
pleted early in January. Under the same contract a tempo- 
rary roadway and sidewalk were built on the northerly side of 
the street over the area taken for widening Congress street 
mider the decree. By this means it has been possible to pro- 
vide a clear roadway about thirty feet wide for traffic during 
the time required for the construction of the sea-wall, the 
extension of the storm overflow sewer and the removal of 
the old bridge. A large amount of filling has been deposited 
between the sea-walls on either side of the street so that as 
soon as the southerly half of the wall across the street on the 
harbor line is completed the street can be paved on that side 
and travel transferred to it. A contract has been made with 
W. L. Miller, dated November 6, 1899, for building the sea- 
wall along the harbor line on the easterly side of Dorchester 
avenue extension, between Summer and Congress streets, 
calling for the work to be completed by May 1, 1900, but as 
it was impossible to clear the premises so as to begin work 
promptly, it will be well into the summer before the wall is 
finished. By an arrangement with the owners, a contract 



166 City Document No. 14. 

was made with A. A. Elston & Co. for removing the portion, 
of the building within the street area, and the building is now 
substantially out of the way. A contract has been made with 
W. J. Lawler for building a sea-wall on the westerly side of 
this street, calling for its completion by May 1. This sea 
wall will also be used as a foundation for the new side wall 
of the building. 

■^ The work done during the year to complete the section of 
the new street between Dorchester avenue extension and A 
street, already opened to travel, has been the erection of the 
steel superstructure and flooring of the fixed spans of the 
bridge over Fort Point channel, which was done by the A. & 
P. Roberts Co. under two contracts, and was finished early in 
August, 1899. The roadway paving of granite blocks, with 
pitch and pebble joints, and the waterproofing of the flooring 
were done under contract with Patrick McGovern, and was 
completed about August 1, 1899. The asphalt sidewalks 
were laid by the Boston Asphalt Co. The pile foundations 
for the draws and the necessary draw fender piers, which 
were under contract with W. J. Lawler at the date of the last 
report, were finished in August, 1899, and the same contractor 
built the fender guard on the northerly side of the bridge. 
The two retractile draws were built under a contract with 
the Berlin Iron Bridge Co. and the trucks upon which the 
draws move were made by the Coffin Valve Co. from the 
standard patterns owned by the City. The motors were fur- 
nished by the General Electric Co., and the other machinery 
required for moving the draws was built by Miller & Shaw. 
A neat house has been built for the draw-tenders from plans 
prepared by the Architect's Division of this department, and 
furnished with all the necessary furnitui'e. 

Timber bulkheads were built along the southerly side of 
the new street between Fort Point channel and A street and 
on both sides of the approach from A street, under a contract 
with Ross & Fowler. Fences were built on these bulkheads 
and plank sidewalks on both sides of the approach from A 
street under contract with W. J. Lawler. A plank sidewalk 
was also built on the northerly side of the new street from A 
street to Fort Point channel. The filling of this portion of 
the street was done by carts at a cost of 35 cents per cubic 
yard measured in place, except about the anchors of the bulk- 
heads where 20 cents per cubic yard additional was paid for 
ramming the filling in six-inch layers. The catch-basins and 
piping for surface drainage for this section were built under 
contract with H. Gore & Co., and the granite block paving, 
with gravel joints, was laid and the edgestones set by Patrick 



Engineering Department. 167 

McGovern, the whole being finished about August 1, 
1899. 

On the section between A street and the freight yard of the 
N. Y., N. H. »fe. H. R.R., the only work done during the year 
has been the building of a timber bulkhead on both sides of 
the street for its entire length, under a contract with W. H. 
Ellis, which was completed in November, 1899, and the de- 
positing of the filling required to bring the street to the sub- 
grade required for paving. This filling was also done by 
carts at a cost of 35 cents per cubic yard, measured in place. 
The superstructure of the bridge over A street is now under 
contract with the New England Structural Co., calling for its 
erection in October last, but on account of the impossibility 
of obtaining the delivery of structural steel from the rolling 
mills at the date agreed, work on this bridge has been delayed. 
The material is now, however, in the shops, and they will be 
erected early in the spring. 

On the section east of the railroad freight yards the east- 
erly abutment of the bridge over B street, and both abutm.ents, 
and centre pier of the bridge over C street, were completed 
in August, 1899, under a new contract made with Ross & 
Fowler, the former contractor having abandoned the work in 
February last. A contract for the superstructure of the 
bridge over B street was made with the Pennsylvania Steel 
Co., dated August 3, 1899, and required that the bridge should 
be erected before May 1, 1900. The work is now well under 
way, and will undoubtedly be completed on time. The steel 
work of the bridge over C street was erected b}^ the New 
England Structural Co., and was completed in October last. 
On the northerly side of the street, between B and C streets, 
a timber bulkhead has been built to support the filling, and 
on the southerly side, from B street, for a distance of 291 feet 
in front of the property of the Cunningham Iron Works, a 
pile bulkhead has been built. The outer line of piles, which 
are spaced three feet on centres, are surrounded by concrete, 
forming a continuous wall two feet in thickness. This form 
of construction was adopted to protect the piles in case of a 
fire occurring in the adjoining wooden buildings. The filling 
of this entire section, including the approach along Fargo and 
D streets, has been completed during the year. Fully three- 
quarters of this filling was brought in by train over the N. Y., 
N. H. & H. R.R., a special track being laid for this purpose- 
Under a contract made by the Board of Harbor and Land 
Commissioners for the paving of that part of Fargo street 
conti'oUed by the Commonwealth, the portion of that street 
between C and D streets, which was laid out by the decree of 



168 City Document No. 14. 

the court as an approach to the new street, has been paved 
with granite blocks, the edgestones set and the necessary 
catch-basins and drains built for surface drainage. The 
amount paid for this work was 1)7,173.76. The portion of 
this approach on C street has also been paved with granite 
blocks, the edgestones set, and the crushed stone sidewalks 
and fences built. By doing this paving in advance of the 
other work a continuous paved street was opened to public 
travel from L-street bridge to the city proper. 

Dorchester Avenue Grade Crossing. 

The work of abolishing the grade crossing on Dorchester 
avenue in South Boston is being done in accordance with 
the decree, dated June 22, 1898, of a commission appointed 
by the Superior Court. The plan calls for the relocation of 
the Old Colony Division of the New York, New Haven & 
Hartford Railroad between Crescent Avenue and South 
Boston Stations. The new line leaves the old one at a point 
551.03 feet north of Crescent-avenue Station and a short 
distance south of Columbia road. It curves to the west, 
crossing Dorchester avenue about 970 feet south of Andrew 
square. It crosses Boston street about 630 feet south of 
Andrew square ; thence, curving northerly, it crosses Swett 
street about 580 feet west of Andrew square. It continues 
across South Bay and crosses the Midland Division of the 
New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad by an over- 
head bridge about 900 feet southwest of the present bridge 
over the same road. The line then continues through the 
yard of the Old Colony Division until it connects with the 
present line. 

The decree requires the City to do all work necessary to 
raise the grades of the three main thoroughfares of Dorches- 
ter avenue, Boston street, and Swett street, so as to pass 
over the railroad, and also to make necessary changes in the 
grades of all streets connecting with these main streets, with 
the exception of Blake street, which is discontinued. 

Dorchester Avenue. 

A contract was made on May 27, 1899, with Messrs. 
Holbrook, Cabot and Daly for building the abutments of the 
bridge on Dorchester avenue over the railroad. The con- 
tract provided that so much of the work as could be done 
without obstructing travel should be done at once. Work 
was begun on June 22, and suspended on August 15. It 
was resumed on December 16, and is still in progress. 



Engineering Department. 169 

On December 17 Dorchester avenue was closed to travel. 
The car tracks, paving and curbstones vs^ere removed at 
once and work begun on the filling. This latter work is 
now in progress. 

Boston Street. 

The first work entered upon by the city was the raising 
of Boston street. 

On March 1 the street was closed to travel, and work was 
begun by Messrs. Holbrook, Cabot & Daly under their con- 
tract, dated January 16, 1899, for building the abutments of 
the bridge. This work was finished on June 27, at a cost 
of !J18,247.29. The abutments are built with American 
cement concrete foundations, resting on a hard clay bottom 
at grade 3.5 above city base, and with the top of the concrete 
at grade 12. Above this grade the abutments are of granite 
ashlar, with rubble backing, and cut stone bridge seat and 
parapet courses. ^^■ 

On September 22 a contract was made with the same firm 
for the building of a temporary wooden bridge superstructure, 
to serve until the erection of the permanent bridge. The 
work was finished on December 4, at a cost of 11,742.49. ^.- , 

Owing to the failure to make satisfactory settlements of 
damages with several of the abutters on Boston street, it was 
necessary to build several retaining walls within the lines of 
the street for supporting the street. The total length of such 
walls was 496 feet, and their cost, $8,637.86. These walls 
were built by Messrs. Holbrook, Cabot & Daly. 

Under an arrangement with the Boston Electric Light 
Company the street front of their building on Boston street 
was strengthened by buttresses. The work was done by 
that company at a cost of $3,120. 

The filling of Boston street and the approach from Ellery 
street was done by several parties, the material baving been 
obtained mostly from cellar excavations. A small amount 
was obtained from the New York, New Haven & Hartford 
Railroad Company. The total amount of filling deposited 
was 15,117 cubic yards, for which there was paid $5,120.80. 

On September 23, 1899, a contract was made with Messrs. 
Jones & Meehan for paving and regulating Boston street, 
and parts of Ellery and Rawson street. This work was com- 
pleted on December 28, at a cost of $12,677.26. 

The Boston Elevated Railway Company having laid its 
tracks through Boston street with temporary tracks in Howell 
and Bellflower streets, connectmg with those on Dorchester 
avenue, the travel was turned on to Boston street on Decem- 
ber 17, 1899. 



170 City Document No. 14. 

Stvett Street. 

On Swett street a temporary road was built around the 
site of the new bridge, over the railroad. The filling was 
composed of ashes furnished by the Street Department, and 
of earth from the excavations for the bridge. By this means 
travel was maintained through Swett street until November 
8, 1899, when the street was closed. 

On February 21, 1899, a contract was made with Messrs. 
Holbrook, Cabot & Daly, for building the abutments for 
the bridge over the railroad, on Swett street. The work was 
completed on August 1, 1899, at a cost of $17,406.55. The 
work was of the same character as that for the bridge on 
Boston street. 

The filling of the street has been completed with the ex- 
ception of a small portion due to the recent widening of the 
street to a width of 70 feet. Most of the filling has been 
furnished by the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad 
Company. 

On December 1, 1899, a contract was made with William 
L. Miller for building a temporary wooden superstructure for 
the bridge on Swett street. The work was completed on 
January 27, at a cost of $2,798. The bridge occupies about 
one-half of the width of the street. 

A contract was made with Messrs. Jones & Meehan, on 
December 8, 1899, for paving and regulating Swett street, 
and parts of Dexter and Ellery streets. This work is not 
yet completed. 

Dumping Wharf for the Sanitary Division. 
See page 162. 



East Boston Ferries. 
New drop. See page 162. 

Long Island Wharf. 

At the request of the Penal Institutions Commissioner 
plans and specifications were made by this department for 
building a wharf on the easterly side of Long Island. 

This wharf was proposed to be built in order to facilitate 
the transportation of children from the city to the southerly 
end of this island, in connection with the George L. Ran- 
didge fund excursions and the Boston Municipal Camp. 

The wharf has not been built. 



Engineering Dbpaktment. 171 



Malden Bridge. 

The Acts of 1899, chapter 280, requn-es the City Engineer 
to construct a bridge not less than sixty feet wide across 
Mystic river, at or near the site of the so-called Maiden 
bridge. 

General plans made for a bridge sixty feet wide with a 
draw-way of fifty feet and for a temporary bridge forty feet 
wide to be used while the new bridge was being constructed. 
November 23, 1899, a contract was made with Benj. Young 
for building the temporary bridge for ^28,867, and 15 per 
cent, of the work has been done. 

South Union Station. 
See page 163. 

Temporary Highway Bridge across Charles River. 

This is a pile bridge 2,248 feet long and 47.17 feet wide, 
with one sidewalk ten feet wide on the up-stream side, and 
is provided with two di-aws ; it is about 300 feet south of 
West Boston bridge, and connects with the approaches to that 
bridge ; it was built under two contracts, the first was for 
building 1,920 feet of the biidge and was completed July 3, 
by Benjamin Young, at a cost of '$33,639.24 ; the second con- 
tract was made April 27, 1899, with W. J. Lawler for build- 
ing the draws, piers, fenders, and remaining parts of the 
bridge, and the work was completed August 15, at a cost of 
$20,834.30. The draw machinery was furnished by Miller 
& Shaw, the electrical apparatus by the General Electric Com- 
pany, and the electricity for operating the draw is obtained 
from the Boston Elevated Railway. This bridge was opened 
to the public October 19, 1899. 

Miscellaneous Work. 

A system of inside fire protection for the hospital at Long 
Island was designed and carried out, the work being done 
under contract by the Walworth Manufacturing Company. 

A system of inside fire protection was established in the 
Sloyd building on Rainsford Island, the work being done by 
the Repair Division of the City of Boston. A complete sys- 
tem of inside fire protection was established in the Ann 
White Vose Home for Nui'ses at the City Hospital, the work 
being done under contract by Richardson & Clements. 

A salt-water system of fire protection on Long Island has 
been partially completed; 3,400 linear feet of main pipe 



172 City Document No. 14. 

have been laid, 11 hydrants have been established, and the 
pump, well, and concrete retaining wall have been completed. 
The failure of the contractors to complete the suction pipe 
and crib in season, made it inadvisable to attempt to finish 
the work this year. 

About 130 feet of sea-wall was built at the wharf on the 
west side of Long Island, the work being done under con- 
tract by Wm. L. Miller. 

Studies and estimates were made for the improvement of 
the bank of Charles river, between Massachusetts avenue and 
Mt. Vernon street, and for tunnelling Beacon Hill from the 
foot of Mt. Vernon street to Scollay square, so as to provide 
a new route for street-car traffic. 

Additional estimates have been made of the cost of the 
proposed abolishment of the grade crossings on Blue Hill 
avenue and Oakland street. 

Plans and specifications have been prepared for steps and 
railings on Independence square. South Boston, at the corners 
of Second and M streets, and Second and N streets. 

Respectfully submitted, 

William Jackson, 

City Engineer. 



Engineering Department. 173 



CITY ENGINEERS. 

1850-1899. 



E. S. CHESBROUGH, M. Am. Soc. C. E., 
November 18, 1850, to October, 1855. 

(Died August 18, 1886.) 

JAMES SLADE, 

October 1, 1855, to April 1, 1863. 

(Died August 25, 1882.) 

N. HENRY CRAFTS, 

April 1, 1863, to November 25, 1872. 

JOSEPH P. DAVIS, M. Am. Soc. C. E., 
November 25, 1872, to March 20, 1880. 

(Resigned March 20, 1880.) 

HENRY M. WIGHTMAN, M. Am. Soc. C. E., 
April 5, 1880, to April 3, 1885. 

(Died April 3, 1885.) 

WILLIAM JACKSON, M. Am. Soc. C. E., 
April 21, 1885, to the present time. 



174 City Document No. 14. 



APPENDICES. 

Appendix A. — Table showing the widths of openings for 
vessels in all bridges provided with 
draws. 

Appendix B. — List of estimate plans furnished the Assess- 
ment Division of the Street Laying-Out 
Department from February 1, 1899, to 
February 1, 1900. 

Appendix C. — Table of accident and other plans made for 
the Law Department from February 1, 
1899, to February 1, 1900. 

Appendix D. — Table of surveys, plans, and profiles made 
by the Surveying Division of the Engi- 
neering Department from February 1, 
1899, to February 1, 1900. 

Appendix E. — List of sti-eets where frontages have been 
obtained for the Sewer Division of the 
Street Department, for Sewer Assess- 
ments, from February 1, 1899, to Febru- 
ary 1, 1900. 

Appendix F. — Engineering Department property schedule. 

Appendix G. — Elevations referred to Boston city base. 

Appendix H. — Engineering Department Annual Reports, 
1867-1899. 



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APPENDIX B. 



LIST OF ESTIMATE PLANS FURNISHED THE ASSESSMENT 
DIVISON OF THE STREET LAYING-OUT DEPARTMENT, 
FROM FEBRUARY 1, 1899, TO FEBRUARY 1, 1900. 

Boston Proper. 

Andretvs street. — From East Canton street to East Dedham 

street. 
Public Alley No. 102. — From Marshall street to Creek 

square. 
Public Alley Wo. 4^8. — From Arlington street to Berkeley 

street. 
Public Alleys Nos. 439, UO, 441, 442, 443, 444. — From 

Clarendon street to Massachusetts avenue. 
Public Alley No. 702. — From Worcester street to West 

Sprmgfield street. 
Public Alley No. 703 — From Newland street. 
Public Alley No. 905. — From Massachusetts avenue. 

East Boston. 

Bennington street. — From Chelsea street to Belle Isle inlet. 
Wordsworth street. — From Saratoga street to Pope street. 

Charlestown. 
Alford street. — From Mystic river to Everett line. 

ROXBURY. 

Brookline avenue. — From Longwood Entrance to Riverway. 
Echo street. — From Columbus avenue to Centre street. 

Dorchester. 

Annabel street. — From Columbia road to Sumner street. 

Barry street. — From Quincy street to Richfield street. 

Centre avenue. — At Centre street. 

Conrad street. — From Sumner street. 

Draper street. — From Robinson street to Bowdoin street. 

Mdison G-reen. — From Dorchester avenue to Pond street. 



178 City Document No. 14. 

Esmond street. — From Blue Hill avenue to Harvard street. 
Fowler street. — From Glenway street to McLellau street. 
Leonard street. — From Duncan street to Adams street. 
Montague street. — From Ashmont street to Roslin street. 
Nottingham street. — From Bullard street to Bowdoin avenue. 
Rockford street. — From Dudley street to Clifton street. 
Rozella street. — From Adams street to Muzzy street. 
Seaborn street. — From Centre street to Kenwood street. 
Templeto7i street. — From Dorchester avenue to Adams street. 
Thane street. — From Athelwold street. 
Wainwright street. — From Centre street to Welles avenue. 
Warner street. — From Harvard street to Park street. 

West Roxbury. 

Congreve street. — From South street to Centre street. 
Dresden street. — From Boylston street to Spring Park ave. 
Fairvietv street. — From Proctor street to Mendum street. 
Oahview street. — From Centre street. 
Rowe street. — From Ashland street to Seymour street. 
Stratford avenue. — From Anawan avenue to Clement avenue. 
Washington street. — From Morton street to Tower street. 
Williams street. — From across railroad tracks to Call street. 



ENGmEERING DEPARTMENT. 179 



APPENDIX C. 



TABLE OF ACCIDENT AND OTHER PLANS MADE FOR THE 
LAW DEPARTMENT, FROM FEBRUARY 1, 1899, TO FEBRU- 
ARY 1, 1900. 

Boston Proper. 

Allen street. — Plan of street at corner of Charter street. 
Atlantic avenue. — Plan of street, Eastern avenue and Fleet 

street. 
Atlantic avenue. — Plan of street, Boston, Revere Beach & 

Lynn Railroad Station. 
Barton street. — Plan of street in front of No. 46. 
Bedford street. — Plan of street in front of No. 55. 
Bradford street. — Plan of street in front of No. 53. 
Bromfield street. — Plan of street in front of No. 62. 
Buckingham street. — Plan of street in front of No. 28. 
Cambridge street. — Plan of street in front of No. 10. 
Castle street. — Plan of street near Mayo street. 
Causeivay street. — Plan of street in front of No. 119. 
Causeivay street. — Plan of street at corner of Haverhill 

street. 
Charter street. — Plan of street in front of No. 26. 
Columbus avenue. — Plan of avenue in front of No. 366. 
Columbus avenue. — Plan of avenue in front of Nos. 125 

and 135. 
Commomvealth avenue. — Plan of avenue in front of No. 

482. 
Cornhill. — Plan of street in front of No. 70. 
Compton street. — Plan of street in front of No. 15. 
Court street. — Plan of street in front of No. 92. 
Court square. — Plan of square at corner of Court street. 
Dartmouth place. — Plan of place in front of No. 3. 
Dartmouth street. — Plan of street at Warren avenue. 
Friend street. — Plan of street in front of No. 220. 
Friend street. — Plan of street in front of No. 220. 
Hanover street. — Plan of street in front of No. 154. 
Harrison avenue. — Plan of street in front of Nos. 9 and 11. 
Harrison avenue. — Plan of street at Boston & Albany 

Railroad bridge. 



180 City Document No. 14. 

High street. — Plan of street in front of No. 1 9. 
Huntington avenue. — Plan of avenue at Oxford terrace. 
Leverett street. — Plan of street in front of Nos. 86 and 88. 
Maiden street. — Plan of street in front of No. 13. 
Maiden street. — Plan of street at Wareham street. 
North street. — Plan of street in front of No. 164. 
North street. — Plan of street in front of Nos. 256 and 258. 
North Crrove street. — Plan of street in front of No. 21. 
North Russell street. — Plan of street in front of No. 18. 
Park street. — Plan of street in front of No. 2 A. 
Portland street. — Plan of street in front of No. 35. 
Portland street. — Plan of street at corner of Sudbury street. 
Summer street. — Plan of street at corner of High street. 
Temple place. — Plan of street in front of No. 21. 
Temjjle street. — Plan of street in front of No. 7. 
Tremont row. — Plan of street in front of No. 22. 
Tremont street. — Plan of street in front of No. 468. 
Tremont street. — Plan of street in front of No. 482. 
Tremont street. — Plan of street in front of No. 378. 
Tremont street. — Plan of street at Hotel Touraine. 
Tremont street. — Plan of street in front of No. 578. 
Trumbull street. — Plan of street near Ivanhoe street. 
Village street. — Plan of street in front of No. 95. 
Washington street. — Plan of street in front of No. 1008. 
Washington street. — Plan of street at corner of West street. 
West Newton street. — Plan of street in front of No. 36. 
Washington street. — Plan of street in front of No. 598. 

South Boston. 

Broadway. — Plan of street at corner of Dorchester street. 
P street. — Plan of street in front of No. 114. 

East Boston. 

Bennington street. — Plan of street at corner of Byi'on street. 
Brooks street. — Plan of street in front of No. 122. 
Meridian street. — Plan of street in front of No. 294. 
North Ferry. — Plan of entrance on East Boston side. 
Paris street. — Plan of street in front of No. 292. 
Saratoga street. — Plan of street at West street, showing 

grades. 
Sumner street. — Plan of street in front of No. 420. 

Charlestown. 

Alford street. — Plan of street in front of No. 70. 
Charlestown street. — Plan of street at new bridge. 



ENGINEERIiSTG DEPARTMENT. 181 

Decatur street. — Plan of street at corner of Decatur street. 
High street. — Plan of street in front of No. 26. 
Monument square. — Plan of square in front of No. 21. 
Salem street. — Plan of street in front of No. 16. 

Dorchester. 

Mmo street. — Plan of street near Erie avenue. 
Mill street. — Plan of street at Tenean creek. 
Po7id street. — Plan of street near Columbia road. 
Willoivwood street. — Plan of street near No. 26. 

ROXBURY. 

Columbus avenue. — Plan of avenue in front of No. 1142. 
Cohimbus avenue. — Plan of avenue in front of No. 1115. 
Dale street. — Plan of street at corner of Mill street. 
Highland avenue. — Plan of avenue in front of No. 14. 
Ipswich street. — Plan of street over Boston and Albany- 
Railroad. 
Kendall street. — Plan of street at corner of Shawmut avenue. 
Munroe street. — Plan of street in front of No. 39. 
Quiney street. — Plan of street in front of No. 105. 
Sterling street. — Plan of street on westerly side. 
Warren street. — Plan of street at corner of Zeigler street. 
Warren street. — Plan of street in front of No. 341. 
Washiyigton street. — Plan of street at corner of Arnold st. 

West Roxbury. 

Boynton street. — Plan of street near No. 41. 

Qrove street. — Plan of street at corner of Washington street. 

Brighton. 

Commonwealth avenue. — Levels near Malvern street. 
Western avenue. — Plan of avenue near Charles-river bridge. 



182 City Document No. 14. 



APPENDIX D. 



table of surveys, plans and profiles made by the 
surveying division of the engineering depart- 
ment, from february 1, 1899, to february 1, 1900. 

Boston Proper. 
(North of Massachusetts avenue.) 

Albany street. — Beach street to Kneeland street. Plan and 
profile for proposed grade. 

Albany street. — Oswego street to Curve street. Plan and 
profile for revised grade. 

Albion street. — Castle street to Paul street. Plan and pro- 
file for revised grade. 

Atlantic avenue. — (Cove street) Kneeland street to Dor- 
chester avenue. Plan for proposed extension. 

Bartlett place. — From Salem street westerly. Plan for pro- 
posed relocation. 

Battery street. — Commercial street to the ferry. Plan and 
profile for laying out and established grade. 

Beach street. — North-easterly side, South street to Atlantic 
avenue. Plan and profile for revised grade. 

Beach Street. — Albany street to Lincoln street. Plan and 
profile for proposed grade. 

Beach street. — South-westerly side, Tyler street to Hudson 
street. Plan and profile for proposed grade. 

Berkeley street. — Chandler street to Columbus avenue. Plan 
and profile for revised grade. 

Beverly street. — South-westerly side, Causeway street to 
Traverse street. Plan and profile for proposed grade. 

Boylston street. — Tremont street to Charles street. Plan 
and profile for proposed relocation of grade. 

Bristol street. — Plan showing westerly wall Fire Depart- 
ment building and land proposed to be purchased. 

Broad street. — Central street to Milk street, easterly side. 
Plan and profile for proposed grade. 

Broad street. — State street to Blackstone street. Plan for 
proposed extension. 



Engineering Department. 183 

Broadway. — Fort Point channel to New York, New Haven 
& Hartford Railroad. Plan and profile for revised 
grade. 
Buckingham street. — Columbus avenue to Dartmouth street. 

Plan and profile for widening and revised grade. 
Burbank street. — Plan and profile for revised grade. 

Cambridge street. — Corner Charles street. Plan showing 
widening. 

Castle street. — Plan and profile for revised grade. 

Cazenove street. — Plan and profile for revised grade. 

Causeway street. — Beverly street to Medford street. Plan 
showing edgestone, car tracks, etc. 

Chambers street. — Opposite Ashland street. Plan showing 
proposed relocation. 

Chandler street. — Tremont street to Berkeley street. Plan 
and profile for revised grade. 

Chandler street. — Clarendon street to Berkeley street. Plan 
and profile for proposed grade. 

Clarendon street. — Approximate plan of proposed extension. 

Clarendon street. — Warren avenue to Montgomery street. 
Plan and profile for proposed grade. 

Clark street. — Hanover street to North street. Plan and 
profile for proposed grade. 

Clinton street. — Corner Fulton street. Plan showing en- 
croachment of steps, etc. 

Clinton street. — Northerly side, Merchants' row to Black- 
stone street. Plan and profile for proposed grade. 

Columbus avenue. — Morgan street to Clarendon street. Plan 
and profile for revised grade. 

Commercial street. — Prince street to Hull street. Plan show- 
ing edgestone, car tracks, etc. 

Cornhill. — Corner Scollay square. Plan for Police Depart- 
ment. 

Corning street. — Shawmut avenue to Porter street. Profile 
for established grade. 

Creek and Hatters squares. — Plan showing deeds of abutt- 
ing estates. 

Dartmouth street. — Columbus avenue to Huntington avenue. 
Plan and profile for revised grade. 

Dorchester avenue. — Plan for proposed new location across 
Fort Point channel. 

Undicott street. — Hanover street to Cross street. Plan and 
profile for proposed grade. 

Exchange street. — Easterly side. Plan and profile for pro- 
posed grade. 

Federal street. — High street to Summer street. Plan and 
profile for proposed grade. 



184 City Document No. 14. 

Ferdinand street. — Tremont street to Fayette street. Plan 

and profile for revised grade. 
Friend street. — Sudbury street to Washington street. Plan 

and profile for proposed grade. 
Hammond avenue. — Plan showing vicinity of to accompany 

report on location of the line of. 
Harrison avenue. — Broadway to Oneida street. Plan and 

profile for revised grade. 
Harwich street. — Plan and profile for revised grade. 
High street. — Southerly corner Federal street. Plan and 

profile for proposed grade. 
Huntingtoii avenue. — Copley square to Massachusetts avenue, 

assessment plan. 
India square. — Plan and profile for laying out and established 

grade. 
Irvington street. — Plan and profile for revised grade. 
John street. — North-easterly side. Plan and profile for pro- 
posed grade. 
Joy street. — From Myrtle street, north. Plan and profile 

for proposed grade. 
Kneeland street. — Albany street to Lincoln street. Plan 

and profile for proposed grade. 
Knox street. — Bay street to Church street. Plan and pro- 
file for proposed grade. 
McLean aiid Chambers streets. Plan to show street line. 
Motte street. — Plan and profile for revised grade. 
Music Hall place. — Plan to show points at which wall of 

building was plumbed down. 
Myrtle street. — Joy street to South Russell street. Plan 

and profile for proposed grade. 
Newland street. — West Brookline street to West Newton 

street. Plan and jDrofile for laying out and established 

grade. 
North street. — Fleet street to Clark street. Plan and profile 

for proposed grade. 
North Bennet street. — Plan of estate adjoining playground 

taken by the city. 
North Grove street. — Tracing of city property for Board of 

Health. 
Oneida street. — From Albany street. Plan and profile for 

revised grade. 
Park street. — Plan and profile for proposed grade. 
Paul street. — Tremont street to Albion street. Plan and 

profile for established grade. 
Pinckney street. — Joy street to Anderson street. Plan and 

profile for proposed grade. 



Engineering Department. 185 

Pleasant street. — Tremont street to Shawmut avenue. Plan 
and profile for established grade. 

Prince street. — Plan of addition to Hancock School lot. 

Province court. — Plan and profile for laying out and estab- 
lished grade. 

Public Alley No. 101. — (Chair Alley) Plan for relocation 
of line. 

Public Alley No. 103 A. — Fulton street to North street. 
Plan and profile for laying out and established grade. 

Public Alley No. 302. — Off Park street. Plan and profile 
for laying out and established grade. 

Purchase street. — Easterly corner Federal street. Plan and 
profile for proposed grade. 

Salem street. — Near Bartlett place. Plan for proposed re- 
location. 

Seneca street. — Albany street to Harrison avenue. Plan 
and profile for revised grade. 

Shawmut avenue. — At Pleasant street. Plan and profile for 
proposed grade. 

Shawmut avenue. — Cobb street to Corning street. Plan 
and profile for revised grade. 

Snowhill street. — Easterly corner Prince street. Plan and 
profile for proposed grade. 

Snowhill street. — Near Prince street. Plan for proposed re- 
location. 

Stuart street. — Assessment plan. 

Summer street. — Southerly side, South street to Atlantic 
avenue. Plan and profile for proposed grade. 

Tremont street. — No. 175. Plan and profile for proposed 
grade. 

Tremont street. — Lucas street to Corning street. Plan and 
profile for revised grade. 

Tremont street. — At Pleasant street. Plan and profile for 
proposed grade. 

Truro street. — At Harwich street. Plan and profile for re- 
vised grade. 

Village street. — Compton street to Dover street. Plan and 
profile for proposed grade. 

Walnut street. — Plan and profile for proposed grade. 

Warren avenue. — North-easterly side, Clarendon street to 
Berkeley street. Plan and profile for proposed grade. 

Warren avenue. — Near Clarendon street. Plan of city lot 
for engine-house. 

Warrenton street. — North-easterly side, near Washington 
street. Plan for line. 

Washington street. — North-westerly side, Winter street to 
Bromfield street. Plan and profile for proposed grade. 



186 City Document No. 14. 

Washington street. — Cobb street to Corning street. Plan 

and profile for revised grade. 
Water street. — Congress street to Kilby street. Plan and 

profile for proposed grade. 
Way street. — Plan and profile for revised grade. 
West Newton street. — Washington street to Sliawmut 

avenue. Plan and profile for proposed grade. 
Winchester street. — Pleasant street to Church street. Plan 

and profile for proposed grade. 
Yarmouth street. — Plan and profile for revised grade. 

East Boston (including Breed's Island). 

Chelsea street. — North side, opposite Glendon place. Plan 

showing elevations and grades. 
Chelsea street. — North side, opposite Glendon place. Plan 

of land purchased by the City of Boston from Francis 

Lally for the use of the Street Department. 
CheUea street. — Plan of lots owned by the City of Boston 

to be sold at public auction 
Cowper street. — Byron street to Rice street. Plan and 

profile. 
Eutaw street. — Chapman School lot. Plan showing eleva- 
tions for Public Building Department. 
Lewis street. — Marginal street to South Ferry. Plan and 

profile of relocation and established grade. 
Marion street. — Plan of lots owned by the City of Boston 

to be sold at public auction. 
Morris street. — Plan of lots owned by the City of Boston 

to be sold at public auction. 
Northtvood street. — Leyden street to Gladstone street. Plan 

and profile of proposed laying out and established grade. 
Paris street. — Plan of lots owned by the City of Boston to 

be sold at public auction. 
Selma street. — Gladstone street to Orient avenue. Plan 

and profile of proposed laying out and established 

grade. 

South Boston. 

Bigeloiv School-house. — Lot, corner W. Fourth street and E 

street. Plan for grading. 
Columbia road. — Between I and P streets. Survey. 
Bixfield street. — Between Old Harbor street and Covington 

street. Plan and profile for laying out and established 

grade. 
National street. — No. 13. Plan of land for ambulance 

station. 



Engineering Department. 18T 

Summer street. — Between Fort Point channel and A street. 

Plan for revising grade. 
Summer street approach. — Between Summer street and A 

street. Plan for revising grade. 

Charlestown. 

Alford street. — Charlestown. Playground to Everett line. 

Plan and profile of proposed relocation and established 

grade. 
Bow street. — Washington street to City square Plan and 

profile of proposed widening and relocation and estab- 
lished grade. 
Crescent street. — Cambridge street to Roland street. Plan 

and profile of proposed laying out and established grade. 
Devens street. — Rutherford avenue to Washington street. 

Plan and profile of proposed widening, and relocation 

and established grade. 
Rutherford avenue. — Chapman street to Devens street. 

Plan and profile of proposed widening, relocation, and 

established grade. 
Summer street. — Warren School lot. Plan of land taken by 

City of Boston for school purposes. 

ROXBURY. 

(South of Massachusetts avenue.) 

Aberdeen street. — Beacon street to railroad. Plan and pro- 
file of laying out and established grade. 
Allerton street. — Magazine street to Gerard street. Plan and 

profile for laying out and established grade. 
Amory street. — Centre street to Bragdon street. Plan and 

profile for widening and established grade. 
Brookline avenue. — Audubon road to Brookline line. Plan 

and profile for widening and established grade. 
Carlow street. — (Formerly Chadwick place) Chadwick street 

to Albany street. Plan and profile for laying out and 

established grade. 
Charles river. — Plan showing regatta course. 
Conant street. — Huntington avenue to St. Alphonsus street. 

Plan and profile for proposed grade. 
Copeland street. — Benton avenue to Louise park. Plan and 

profile for revised grade. 
Darling street. — Calumet street to Hillside street. Plan and 

profile for laying out and established grade. 



188 City Doccjment No. 14. 

Davenport street. — Tremont street to Columbus avenue. 

Plan and profile for laying out and established grade. 
Echo street. — Centre street to Columbus avenue. Plan and 

profile for laying out and established grade. 
Evergreen street. — From end of street to Huntington avenue. 

Plan and profile for laying out and established grade. 
Farnham street. — Reading street to Magazine street. Plan 

and profile for laying out and established grade. 
Highland street. — South side Millmont street to Dorr street. 

Plan and profile for proposed grade. 
Humboldt avenue. — At Seaver street. Plan and profile for 

revised grade. 
Huntington avenue. — From Massachusetts avenue to Brook- 
line. Plan showing estates for assessment. 
Island street. — Gerard street to Massachusetts avenue. Plan 

and profile for laying out and established grade. 
Kenwood road. — Huntington avenue to Brookline avenue. 

Plan and profile for laying out and established grade. 
Linwood street. — Highland street to Centre street. Plan 

and profile for proposed grade. 
Millmont street. — South-east side Highland street. Plan and 

profile for proposed grade. 
Northampton and Albany streets. Plan showing widening 

on westerly corner. 
Northam^pton and Albany streets. Plan showing encroach- 
ment on westerly corner. 
Northfield street. — Plan and profile for proposed grade. 
Parker street. — Corner of Willis street. Plan of estate for 

school purposes. 
Preissing place. — Addition to plan and profile for laying out 

and established grade. 
Prentiss place. — Tremont street to Halleck street. Plan 

and profile for revised grade. 
Public Alley No. 801. — Gainsboro' street to St. Stephens 

street. Plan and profile for laying out and established 

grade. 
Public Alley No. 802. — Camden street to Northampton street. 

Plan and profile for laying out and established grade. 
Public Alley No. 803. — Camden street to Northampton street. 

Plan and profile for laying out and established grade. 
Public Alley No. 8O4. — From 803 to 805. Plan and profile 

for laying out and established grade. 
Public Alley No. 805. — Camden street to Northampton street. 

Plan and profile for laying out and established grade. 
Public Alley No. 806. — Northampton street to Camden street. 

Plan and profile for laying out and established grade. 



EngiiNEering Department. 189 

Public Alley No. 905. — Massachusetts avenue to Marlboro' 

street. Plan and profile for laying out and established 

grade. 
Public Alley No. 906. — Queensberry street to Peterboro' 

street. Plan and profile for laying out and established 

grade. 
Rochford street. — From Dudley street to Clifton street. Plan 

showing estates for assessment. 
Ruggles street. — Cabot street to Haskins street. Plan and 

profile for proposed grade. 
Ruggles street. — Tremont street to Leon street. Plan and 

profile for revised grade. 
Seaver street. — North corner of Humboldt avenue. Profile 

of gutter, and sidewalk for revised grade. 
Station street. — Tremont street to Halleck street. Plan and 

profile for revised grade. 
Street Nos. 194 ^^^ ^9^- — Parker street to Fenway. Plan 

and profile for established grade. 
Street No. 134^. — Hutchings street to Seaver street. Plan 

and profile for laying out and established grade. 
Swett street. — Albany street to Dorchester avenue. Plan 

and profile for laying out and established grade. 
Tremont street. — Columbus avenue to Parker street. Plan 

and profile for revised grade. 
Tremont street. — Alphonsus street to Burney street. Plan 

showing locations of poles, curb, etc. 
Warwick street — Ruggles street to Marble street! Plan and 

profile for proposed grade. 
Whittier street. — Tremont street to Columbus avenue. Plan 

and profile for revised grade. 
Winthrop street. — Dennis street to Brook avenue. Plan and 

profile for laying out and established grade. 

Dorchester. 

Barry street. — Quincy street to Richfield street. Plan and 

profile for laying out and established grade. 
Birch street. — Callender street to Lauriat avenue. Plan 

and profile for laying out and established grade. 
Bird street. — Columbia road to Hancock street. Plan and 

profile for laying out and established grade. 
Blackwell street. — Bowman street to Neponset avenue. Plan 

and profile for laying out and established grade. 
Brunswick street. — Blue Hill avenue to Columbia road. 

Plan and profile for laying out and established grade. 
Centre avenue. — Junction of Centre street. Plan and 

profile for relocation. 



190 City Document No. 14. 

Conrad street. — Formerl}^ Roland park. Plan and profile 

for laying out and established grade. 
Davenport avenue. — Columbia road to Virginia street. Plan 

and profile for laying out and established grade. 
I)o7i street. — Callender street to Lauriat avenue. Plan and 

profile for laying out and established grade. 
Mniont street. — Faxon street to Waterlow street. Plan and 

profile for laying out and established grade. 
JErie street. — Glenway street to McLellan street. Plan and 

profile for revising grade. 
Florida street. — Ashmont street to Templeton street. Plan 

and profile for laying out and established grade. 
Fowler street. — Formerly Read street, Glenway street to 

McLellan avenue. Plan and profile for laying out and 

established grade. 
Freeport street. — Junction of Neponset avenue. Plan and 

profile for relocation. 
Hamilton street. — At Columbia road. Plan showing pro- 
posed discontinuance. 
Hamilton street. — Columbia road to Mt. Everett street. 

Plan and profile for revising grade. 
Hancock street. — Columbia road to Freeport street. Plan 

and profile for relocation. 
Kirwin street. — Bernard street to Talbot avenue. Plan and 

profile for laying out and established grade. 
Mascoma street. — Lawrence avenue to Quincy street. Plan 

and profile for lajdng out and established grade. 
Morton street. — Harvard street to River street. Plan and 

profile for relocation. 
Moultrie avenue. — AUston street to Washington street. Plan 

and profile for laying out and established grade. 
Mt. Everett street. — At Hamilton street. Plan and profile 

for revising grade. 
Norfolk street. — At north-westerly corner Morton street. 

Plan of proposed school lot. 
Normandy street. — Formerly Grove street. Plan and profile 

for laying out and established grade. 
Rochville stret. — Blue Hill avenue to Oakland street. Plan 

and profile for laying out and established grade. 
Seaborn street. — Centre street to Kenwood street. Plan and 

profile for laying out and established grade. 
Shepton street. — Dorchester avenue to Florida street. Plan 

and profile for laying out and established grade. 
Shoreham street. — Carson street to Dorchester avenue. Plan 

and profile for laying out and established grade. 
JSilloway street. — Mather street to Melville avenue. Plan 

and profile for laying out and established grade. 



Engineering Department. 191 

Sewall street. — Neponset avenue to Pope's Hill street. Plan 

and profile for laying out and established grade. 
Stratford street. — Greenbrier street to Waldeck street. Plan 

and profile for laying out and established grade. 
Thatcher road. — Gushing avenue to Stoughton street. 

Plan and profile for laying out and established grade. 
Waldeck street. — Park street to Tonawanda street. Plan 

and profile for laying out and established grade. 
Westville street. — Bowdoin street to Geneva avenue. Plan 

and profile for revising grade. 
Whitman street. — Dunbar avenue to Norfolk street. Plan 

and profile for laying out and established grade. 
Willowwood street. — Lauriat avenue to Norfolk street. Plan 

and profile for laying out and established grade. 

West Roxbury. 

Ashland avenue. — Cass street to Summer street. Plan and 
profile of laying out and established grade. 

Birch street — Corinth street to Brandon street. Profile 
for grade. 

Canterbury street. — Blue Hill avenue to Morton street. Plan 
and profile showing grade. 

Centre street. — From Walter street to beyond Arnold Ar- 
boretum. Plan and profile for grade. 

Colherg avenue. — Beech street to Belgrade avenue. Plan 
and profile of laying out and established grade. 

Cornell street. — Near Kittredge street. Plan showing en- 
croachments on northerly side of street. 

Dudley avenue. — Walworth street to South street. Plan 
and profile of relocation and established grade. 

Eldridge road. — From Hyde Park avenue to beyond Nathan 
street. Plan and profile of laying out established grade. 

Fairview street. — Proctor street to Mendum street. Plan 
and profile of laying out and established grade. 

Forest Hill street. — From opposite Keyes street, 300 feet 
southerly. Profile for grade. 

Grormley street. — St. Rose street to South street. Plan and 
profile of laying out and established grade. 

Q-uernsey street. — South street to Central street. Plan and 
profile of laying out and established grade. 

Haverford street. — Cornwall street to Boylston street. Plan 
and profile of laying out and established grade. 

Nathan street — Eldridge road to Patten street. Plan and 
profile of laying out and established grade. 

Oakvietv terrace. — Southerly side. Plan showing encroach- 
ments. 



192 City Document No. 14. 

Parh street. — Northerly side, at Centre street. Profile for 
grade. 

Patten street. — Hyde Park avenue to Bourne street. Plan 
and profile of laying out and established grade. 

Pond street. — Prince street to Eliot street. Plan and profile 
for grade. 

Hodman street. — Wachusett street to Patten street. Plan 
and profile of laying out and established grade. 

Sigourney street. — From Walnut avenue to beyond Robeson 
street. Plan and profile of relocation and established 
grade. 

Spring street. — At junction with Centre street. Plan show- 
ing location of trees. 

Summer street. — Autumn street to Cass street. Plan and 
profile of laying out and established grade. 

Temjjle street. — Ivory street to Centre street. Plan and pro- 
file of laying out and established grade. 

Walk Hill street. — Morton street to Washington street. 
Plan and profile of relocation and established grade. 

Walnut avenue. — Columbus avenue to Sigourney street. 
Plan and profile of relocation and established grade. 

Washington street. — Morton street to Tower street. Plan 
and profile of relocation and established grade. 

Weld sti-eet. — Corey street to Arnold street. Profile show- 
ing grade. 

Westhourne street. — Beech street to Cornell street. Plan 
and profile of laying out and established grade. 

Woodmayi street. — Custer street to Jamaica street. Plan 
and profile for revising grade. 

Brighton. 

Cambridge street. — Brighton avenue to Washington street. 

Plan and profile of relocation and established grade. 
Chestnut Hill Park. — At Commonwealth avenue. Plan of 

land for Park taking. 
Commo7iwealth avenue. — Brighton avenue to Warren street. 

Plan and profile of centre roadway for revising grade. . 
Commomvealth avenue. — Wallingford road to Chestnut Hill 

avenue. Plan and profile for revising grade. 
Bighton place. — Winship school lot. Plan of lot for Public 

Buildings Department. 
Essex street. — Commonwealth avenue to Cambridge. Plan 

and profile of centre of roadway. 
High Rock Way. — Allston Heights to Webster street. 

Profile for grade. 



Engineering Department. 193 

North Harvard street. — On both sides of Charles river. Plan 
and profile of centre of roadway. 

South street. — Commonwealth avenue to Chestnut Hill ave- 
nue. Plan and profile of relocation and established 
grade. 

Telford street. — From Western avenue. Plan for construc- 
tion assessment. 

Webster avenue. — At school lot. Plan showing encroach- 
ment of building. 



194 City Document No. 14. 



APPENDIX E. 



LIST OF STREETS WHERE FRONTAGES HAVE BEEN OB- 
TAINED FOR THE SEWER DIVISION OF THE STREET 
DEPARTMENT, FOR SEWER ASSESSMENTS, FROM FEB- 
ruary 1, 1899, to february 1, 1900. 

Boston Proper. 
Atlantic avenue. — Between Summer street and Kneeland 

street. 
Belvidere street. — Between Dalton street and West Newton 

street. 
Charlestown street. — Whole length. 
Clinton street. — Between Fulton street and Commercial 

street. 
Cross street. — Between Commercial street and Endicott 

street. 
Dorchester avenue. — Between Summer street and Mt. Wash- 
ington avenue. 
Endicott street. — Between Cross street and Stillman street. 
Fulton street. — Between Clinton street and Cross street. 
HaverJdll street. — 

Kneeland street. — Cove street to South street. 
Maiden street and Wareham street. — Corner of Harrison 

avenue. 
Public Alley No. 101. 
Public Alley Ms. 401, 403, 403, 404, 405. 
Public Alley No. 419. 
Public Alley No. 431. 
Public Alley No. 437. 
Public Alley No. 702, 703. 
Stillman street. — Between Charlestown street and Endicott 

street. 
Summer street. — Between Atlantic avenue and Dorchester 

avenue. 
South street. — Between Kneeland street and Harvard street. 
Stevens street. — Between Shawmut avenue and Lincoln place. 
Travers street. — 
West BrooMine street. — Between Washington street and 

Shawmut avenue. 



Engineering Department. 195 



South Boston. 

Bulloch street. — Between C street and D street. 
Columbia road. — Between P street and Q street. 
Dexter street. — Between Dorchester avenue and Ellery street. 
Dorchester avenue. — Between D street and Dexter street. 
E street. — Between Bowen street and West Fifth street. 
E street. — Between West First street and Summer street. 
Ellery street. — Between Dexter street and Swett street. 
Ellery street. — Between Swett street and Boston street. 
H street, — Between East Eighth street and Columbia road. 
K street. — Between East Ninth street and Columbia road. 
Kemp street. — Between Dorchester avenue and Columbia 

road. 
Passageivay. — Between Congress street and Summer street, 

from A street to Fort Point Channel. 
Peters street. — Between East Sixth street and East Seventh 

street. 
Q street. — Between East Sixth street and tidewater. 
Summer street. — Between E street and L-street bridge. 

East Boston. 

Bennington street. — Prescott street to Revere line. 

Chaucer street. — Curtis street to Moore street. 

Havre street. — Decatur street to a point about 360 feet east. 

Pojje street. — Saratoga street to Byron street. 

Public Alley No. 2001. — Webster street to Marginal street. 

Charlestown. 

Beach street. — Main street to Boston & Lowell Railroad. 
Carter street. — Cambridge street to Roland street. 

ROXBURY. 

Adams p>l ace. — From Washington street to Williams street. 
Armory street. — From Bragdon street to School street. 
Astor street. — From Massachusetts avenue to Hemenway 

street. 
Beech Grlen street. — From Highland street to Fort avenue. 
Benton street. — From Tremont street to Columbus avenue. 
Bragdon street. — From Washington street to Amory street. 
Gray street. — From Washington street to Columbus avenue. 
Columbus avenue. — From Dimock street to Bragdon street. 
Devon street. — From Blue Hill avenue to Columbia road. 



196 City Document No. 14. 

Fairiveather street. — From Harrison avenue to Reed street. 
Felloivs street. — From Hunneman street to Webber street. 
Francis street. — From Huntington avenue to Brookline 

avenue. 
Halleck street. — From Ruggles street to Ward street. 
Harold street. — From Walnut avenue to Munroe street. 
Raskins street. — From Ruggles street to Vernon street. 
Hemenway street. — From Boylston street to Huntington 

avenue. 
Highland street. — From Cedar street to Millmont avenue. 
Hollander street. — From Walnut avenue to Humboldt avenue. 
Ipswich street. — From Boylston street to Boyls ton-street 

extension. 
Kenwood road. — From Huntington avenue to Brookline 

avenue. 
Linden Park street. — From Lamont street to Stony brook. 
Neivark street. — 
Passageway. — Between Massachusetts avenue, Hemenway 

street, Boylston street, and Haviland street. 
Riverway. — At Longwood avenue. 

Ruggles street. — From Rogers avenue to Halleck street. 
St. Stephen street. — From Gainsborough street to Bryant 

street. 
Seaver street. — From Humboldt avenue to Elm Hill avenue. 
Shirley street. — Extension from Norfolk avenue to Massa- 
chusetts avenue. 
Smith street. — From Phillips street to St. Alphonsus street. 
Sonoma street. — From Maple street to Elm Hill avenue. 
Walnut avenue. — From Harrishof street to Townsend street. 
Waumbeck street. — From Humboldt avenue to Harold 

street. 
Wensley street. — From Heath street to Bickford avenue. 

Dorchester. 

Adams street. — From Ruth street to Cedar Grove Cemetery. 
Alexander street. — From Oleander street to 600 feet west. 
Alpha road. — From Greenbrier street to Waldeck street. 
Annabel street. — From Columbia road to Summer street. 
Ashmont street. — From Train street to Neponset avenue. 
Atherstone street. — From Bailey street to Fuller street. 
Barry street. — From Quincy street to Richfield street. 
Bellevue street. — From Quincy street to Trull street. 
Bernard street. — From Harvard street to Talbot avenue. 
Birch street. — From Callender street to Lauriat avenue. 
Blacktoell street. — From Bowman street to Neponset avenue. 



Engineering Department. 197 

Bloomfield street. — From Geneva avenue to Greenbrier 
street. 

Blue Hill avenue. — From River street to Walk Hill street. 

Boivdoin street. — From Hamilton street to Quincy street. 

Boivman street. — From Blackwell street south. 

Burrell street. — From Clifton street to Norfolk avenue. 

Burt avenue. — From Ashmont street to Washington street. 

Butler street. — From Adams street to Richmond street. 

Callender street. — From Don street to Tucker street. 

Carlos street. — From Callender street to Lauriat avenue. 

Centre street. — From Centre avenue to 800 feet east of 
Dorchester avenue. 

Coffey street. — From Neponset avenue to Newhall street. 

Columbia road. — From Blue Hill avenue to Dudley street. 

Conrad street. — From Columbia road to Summer street. 

Corbet street. — From Evans street to Nelson street. 

Bitson street. — From Charles street to Westville street. 

Borchester avenue. — From Columbia road to Mt. Vernon 
street. 

Downer court. — From Hancock street to 200 feet north- 
west. 

Mmo street. — From Erie street to Erie street. 

Esmond street. — From Blue Hill avenue to Harvard street. 

Evans street. — From Capen street to Morton street. 

Evelyn street. — From Blue Hill avenue to Norfolk street. 

Fairmount avenue. — From Morton street to Washington 
street. 

Fairvieiv street. — From Frost avenue to Train street. 

Faxon street. — From Elmont street to Washington street. 

Ferndale street. — From Norfolk street to Southern avenue. 

Florida street. — From King street to Templeton street. 

Fowler street. — From Glenway street to McLellan street. 

Fremont street. — From Norfolk street to River street. 

Frost avenue. — From Boutwell street to Fairview street. 

G-rove street. — From Blue Hill avenue to Perth street. 

G-reenbrier street. — From Bloomfield street to Park street. 

Hamilton street. — From Bowdoin street to Homes avenue. 

Hancock street. — From Bowdoin street to Columbia road. 

Harvard avenue. — From Harvard street to Washington 
street. 

Harvard street. — From ]:5ernard street to Wales street. 

Hewins street. — From Columbia road to Erie street. 

Homes avenue. — From Hamilton street to Topliff street. 

Hopkins street. — From Evans street to Corbet street. 

Huntoon street. — From Butler street to Medway street. 

Idaho street. — From Manchester street to River street. 



198 City Document No. 14. 

Lauriat avenue. — From Norfolk street to Tucker street. 
Lauriat street. — From Lauriat avenue to Callender street. 
Leedsville street. — From Adams street to Dorchester avenue- 
Lonsdale street. — From Adams street to Dorchester avenue. 
Lyons street. — From Callender street to Lauriat avenue. 
Magnolia street. — At Magnolia square. 
Magnolia square. — Off Magnolia street. 
Malvern street. — From Adams street to Milton street. 
Maryland street. — From Bay street to Savin Hill avenue. 
Massasoit avenue. — From New England avenue to New 

England Railroad. 
Melbourne street. — From Centre street to Welles avenue. 
Mellen street. — From Montague street to Ocean street. 
Merlin street. — From Athelwold street to Park street. 
Middleton street. — From Norfolk street to Wildwood street. 
Milton street. — From Adams street to Malvern street. 
Nelson street. — From Norfolk street to Selden street. 
Neponset avenue. — From Bertram street to Minot street. 
Nightingale street. — From Bernard street to Talbot avenue. 
Norfolk street. — From Evelyn street to Walk Hill street. 
Nottingham street. — From Bowdoin avenue to Bullard street. 
Oak avenue. — Off Plain street. 
Oakridge street. — Off Morton street. 
Park street. — 

Plain street. — From Chickatawbut street to Pierce street. 
Peverell street. — From Salcombe street to Sawyer avenue. 
Quincy street. — From Blue Hill avenue to Perth street. 
Raven street. — From Crescent avenue. 
Rozella street. — From Adams street to Muzzy street. 
Savin Hill avenue. — From Wesley avenue to Grampian way. 
Shafter street. — From Faxon street to Waterlow street. 
Shelton street. — From Adams street to Bruce street. 
Spencer street. — From Park street to Wheatland avenue. 
Spencer street. — From Talbot avenue to Wheatland avenue. 
Stanley street. — From Bellevue street to Quincy street. 
Stanwood street. — From Blue Hill avenue to Columbia road. 
Talbot avenue. — From Blue Hill avenue to Norfolk street. 
Thane street. — From Athelwold street to Park street. 
Tonawanda street. — From Geneva avenue to Greenbrier 

street. 
Torrey street. — From Learnard street to Washington street. 
Trescott street. — From Faxon street to Harvard street. 
Walk Hill street. — From Norfolk street to Tileston avenue. 
Warner street. — From Harvard street to Park street. 
Washington street. — From Dorchester avenue to Ruggles 

place. 
Waterlow street. — From Harvard street to Harvard street. 



Engineering Department. 199 

WenttvortJi street. — From Norfolk street to Torrey street. 
West Seidell street. — From Manchester street to Morton 

street. 
White terrace. — From Jones avenue to Lauriat avenue. 
WoodoUff street. — From Howard avenue. 

West Roxbury. 

Alder street. — From Mt. Vernon street to Keith street. 

Angell street. — From Blue Hill avenue to Canterbury street. 

Anson street. — From South street to Percy street. 

Beech street. — From Newburg street to Westbourne street. 

Colder street. — From Blue Hill avenue to Canterbury street. 

Catherine street. — From Bourne street to Florence street. 

Congreve street. — From South street to Centre street. 

Corey street. — From Ruskin street to beyond Weld street. 

Corey street. — At Henshaw terrace. 

Dent street. — From Mt. Vernon street to beyond Roberts 

avenue. 
Dent street. — From Jordan street to Pleasant street. 
Farquhar street. — From South street to Centre street. 
Fletcher street. — From South street to Centre street. 
Florence street. — From Ridge street to Ashland street. 
Grlenham street. — From Harwood street to La Grange street. 
Harrison street. — From Florence street to end. 
Harwood street. — From Glenham street to Lassell street. 
Haverford street. — From Cornwall street to Germania street. 
Hubbard street. — From Lamartine street to Chestnut 

avenue. 
Ivory street. — From Dent street to Temple street. 
Keith street. — From Alder street to Libbey street. 
La G-range street. — E'rom Weld street to Glenham street. 
Lassell street. — At Harwood street. 

Marmion street. — From Germania street to Cornwall street. 
Morrison street. — From Selwyn street. 
Mt. Vernon street. — From Alder street to Temple street. 
Newburg street. — From Belgrade avenue to Beech street. 
Park street. — From Centre street to Montview street. 
Percy street. — From Anson street to St. Mark street. 
Perham street. — From Mt. Vernon street to end of street. 
Perkins street. — From Centre street to Jamaicaway. 
Proctor street. — From Fairview street to Walter street. 
Rosemary street. — From South street. 
Sedgewiek street. — From Elm street, westerly. 
Selivyn street. — From Walter street to Arundel street. 
Sherwood street. — From Ashland street to Florence street. 



200 City Document No. 14. 

South street. — At Dudley avenue. 

South street. — (Substitute way) from Brandon street to 

South street. 
St. Mark street. — From South street to Percy street. 
Temple street. — From Mt. Vernon street to raih-oad. 
Wachusett street. — From Walk Hill street to Varney street. 
Walter street. — From Proctor street to Ashfield street. 
Walter street. — From Selwyn street to Mendum street. 
Weld street. — From Gould sti^eet to Dwinell street. 
Westbourne street. — From Beech street to Cornell street. 
Winslow street. — From Dent street to Perham street. 
Woodlawn street. — From Hyde Park avenue to Forest Hills 

Cemetery. 
Woodside avenue. — From Washington street to Forest Hills 

street. 

Brighton. 

Allston street. — From Commonwealth avenue to Warren 

street. 
Cambridge street. — From Windom street to Charles river. 
Chester street. — From Brighton avenue to Commonwealth 

avenue. 
Chiswich road. — From Chestnut Hill avenue to Englewood 

avenue. 
Commomvealth avenue. — From Strathmore road to Chiswick 

road. 
Cypress street. — From Dustin street to Murdock street. 
Empire street. — From North Harvard street to Sorrento 

street. 
Hano street. — From Cambridge street to Hano street. 
Sardivick street. — From Dun boy street to Bigelow street. 
Harriet street. — From Parsons street, westerly. 
Kilsyth road. — From Lanark road to Colliston road. 
Kinross road. — From Commonwealth avenue to Sutherland 

road. 
Lanark road. — From Sutherland road to Kinross road. 
Leicester street. — From Surrey street to Bennett street. 
North Harvard street. — From Cambridge street to Parker 

avenue. 
North Harvard street. — From Western avenue to Charles 

river. 
Orkney road. — From Strathmore road to Ayr road. 
Proposed street. — From Faneuil street to Harriet street. 
Selkirk road. — From Chiswick road to Kilsyth road. 
Sparhaivk street. — At Murdock street and Cambridge street. 
Sutherland road. — From Beacon circle to Englewood avenue. 



Engineering Department. 201 

Telford street. — From Western avenue to Charles river 

reservation. 
Union street. — From La Rose place to beyond Washington 

street. 
Warren street. — From Cambridge street easterly. 
Washington street. — From Union street to Commonwealth 

avenue. 



202 



City Document No. 14. 



APPENDIX F. 



Engineering Department Property Schedule, Main Office. 



1 horse. 

2 carriages. 

1 sleigh. 

2 harnesses. 

3 robes. 

Instruments for drawing. 
Instruments for surveying, as fol- 
lows: 

2 Temple transits 

6 Buff & Berger transits. 
1 Berger & Son transit. 

8 Gurley transits. 

1 Keuffie & Esser transit. 

2 Temple levels. 

4 Buff & Berger levels. 

7 Gurley levels. 
14 Boston rods. 

6 New York rods. 

8 Troy rods. 

2 Philadelphia rods. 
Apparatus for blue printing. 
Cases for plans and books. 
Reference library, 1,250 volumes. 



11,685 plans engineering works, 

loose. 
14 volumes plans engineering 

works, bound. 
Photographs of engineering works. 
1 microscope. 
1 mecurial barometer. 
1 aneroid barometer. 
1 holosteric barometer. 
1 set hydrometers. 
1 hygrometer. 

1 pair field glasses. 
3 typewriters. 

2 dynamometers. 

1 pantagraph. 

2 calculating machines. 
1 volt meter. 

1 comptometer. 

2 thermophones. 
2 cameras. 

1 planimeter. 

1 Bourdon pressure gauge. 



Surveying Division. 



2 Temple transits. 

1 Moody transit. 

2 Buff & Berger transits. 
2 Berger & Sons transits. 
1 Stackpole transit. 

1 Troughton & Sims transit. 



7 Buff & Berger levels. 

1 Moody level. 

18 Boston rods. 

5 pipe rods. 

29,664 plans. 

4,470 lithographed maps. 



Architectural Division. 



1 horses. 

1 Goddard buggy. 
1 open buggy. 

1 sleigh, harnesses, robes, stable 
blankets, etc. 



1 Remington typewriter. 

Miscellaneous drawing instru- 
ments. 

650 plans in filing cases in store- 
room. 



Engineeking Department. 203 



APPENDIX G. 



Elevations referred to Boston City base. (The city base is 0.64 feet 
below mean low tide.) 

Feet. 

0.00 City base. 
15.66 Highest tide, April 16, 1851. 
15.33 Coping dry dock, Charlestown Navy Yard. 
12.04 Greatest elevation of high tide, per United States 

Tide Tables, November 7-8 and December 6, 

1900 (11.4 + 0.64) = 12.04. 
7.94 Least elevation of high tide, per United States Tide 

Tables, July 7 and December 16, 1900 (7.3 + 

0.64) = 7.94. 
2.54 Greatest elevation of low tide, per United States 

Tide Tables, May 8, June 5, July 7, and August 

5, 1900 (1.9 + 0.64) = 2.54. 

— 1.16 Least elevation of low tide, per United States Tide 

Tables, November 7, 1900 (—1.8 + 0.64) = 

— 1.16. 
0.64 Mean low tide. 
5.00 Piles cut off for building. 
9.91 Water works base (approximate tide-marsh level). 

— 4.98 Cambridge City base. 
0.38 South Boston flats base. 



Note. — Cambridge City base is 4.98 feet below Boston City base. Tlie elevation of 
the tide on November 27, 1898, was 14.75. 



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CONTENTS. 



REPORT ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT FOR 1899. 



[General Index to contents Engineering Department Reports, ls'67 
in Report of February 1, 1892.] 



Engineering Department 

Statement of Expenses, Engineering Department 

" Abolishment grade crossings : 

" Congress street 

" Dorchester avenue 

" Chelsea Bridge (North) 

" Maiden Bridge 

" Faneuil Hall Building, reconstruc- 
tion 

" " " South Union Station 

Bridges Inspected 

" wholly supported by Boston 

" " " " railroads 

" of which Boston supports the part within its limits. . 
" " " " pays a part of the cost of mainte- 
nance 

" supported by railroad corporations 

" " " '•'■ " Boston & Albany 

R.R 

" '' " " " Boston 

R.R., 
" " "■ " " Boston 

R.R., 



will be found 
PAGE 
1 



& Maine 
W. Div... 
& Maine 
East Div. . 



Revere 
Lynn 



Bridges . 



Total number (138) 



Boston, 
Beach 

N.Y.,"n.H. & H. 
R.R., Midland 
Div 

N.Y., N.H. & H. 
R.R., Old Col- 
ony Div 

N.Y., N.H. & H. 
R.R., Prov. Div., 



Agassiz road, in the fens 

Albany street, over B. & A. R.R., freight tracks 

Albany street, over B. & A. R.R., passenger tracks 

Allston, over B. & A. R.R 

Arborway, over Stony brook Parkway 

Ashland street, over Prov. Div. N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R 

Ashmont street and Dorchester avenue, over Old Colony Div. 
N. Y., N. H. & 11. R.R 



206 City Document No. 14. 

Bridges, continued. page 

Athens street, over Midland Div. N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R 11 

Audubon road, over B. & A. R.R 12 

Beacon street, over outlet of the fens 12 

Beacon street, over B. & A. R.R 12 

Bellevue street, over Muddy river, in Riverway 12 

Bernier-street foot-bridge, over Bridle Path, Rivervray 13 

Bernier-street foot-bridge, over Muddy river 13 

Berkeley street, over B. & A. R.R. and Prov. Div. and N.Y., 

N.H. & H. R.R 12 

Berkeley street, Prov. Div. N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R 12 

Berwick-park foot-bridge, over Prov. Div. N.Y., N.H. & 

H. R.R 13 

Blakemore street, over Prov. Div. N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R 13 

Bolton street, over Midland Div. N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R 13 

Boston street, over Old Colony Div. N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R. . . 13 

Boylston street, Back-bay fens 13 

Boylston street, B. & A. R.R 14 

Bridle Path, over Muddy river, in Riverv^ay 14 

Broadvray, over Fort-point channel 14 

Broad vray, over B. & A. R.R 14 

Broadway, over Prov. Div. N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R 14 

Brookline avenue, over B. & A. R.R 15 

Brookline avenue, over Muddy River, in Parkway 15 

Byron street, B., R. B. & L. R.R 15 

Cambridge street 15 

Canal or Craigie's 15 

Castle-island foot-bridge 16 

Central avenue, over Neponset river 16 

Charles river 17 

Charlesgate, in the fens 17 

Chelsea, over B. & M. R.R 17 

Chelsea (North) 17 

Chelsea (South) 18 

Chelsea street 18 

Circuit drive, over Scarboro' pond, in Franklin Park 18 

Columbus avenue, over B & A. R.R. and Prov. Div. N.Y., 

N.H. & H. R.R 18 

Commercial Point, or Tenean 19 

Commonwealth avenue, in the fens 19 

Congress street 19 

Cornwall street, over Stony brook, West Roxbury 19 

Cottage Farm, over B. & A. R.R 19 

Cottage-street foot-bridge 20 

Dartmouth street, over B. & A. R.R., and Prov. Div. N.Y., 

N.H. & H. R.R 20 

Dorchester street, over Old Colony Div. N.Y.,N.H. & H. R.R., 21 

Dover street 21 

Ellicott arch, in Franklin Park 21 

Essex street 21 

Everett street, over B. & A. R.R 22 

Federal street 22 

Fen bridge, in the fens 22 

Ferdinand street, over B. & A. R.R 22 

Forest Hills entrance, in Franklin Park 22 

Gold street, over Midland Div. N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R 22 

Granite to Milton 23 

Harrison avenue, over B. & A. R.R. and Prov. Div. N.Y., N.H. 

& H. R.R 23 

Harvard to Cambridge 23 

Harvard street, over Midland Div. N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R 23 

Huntington avenue, over B. & A. R.R 23 

Ipswich street, over Waterway in the fens 24 



Engineering Departivient. 207 



Bridges, continued. page 
Irvingtoii-street foot-bridge, over Prov. Div. N.Y., N.H. & 

n. E.R 24 

L-street bridge 24 

Leverett pond foot-bridge in Leverett Park 24 

Leyden street, B., R. B. & L. R.R 24 

Liuden-park street, over Stony brook 25 

Longwood avenue, over Muddy river & B. & A. R.R 25 

Maiden 25 

Massachusetts avenue, over Prov. Div. N.Y., N.H. & H. 

R.R 25 

Massachusetts avenue, over B. & A. R. R 25 

Mattapan to Milton 25 

Meridian street 26 

Milton 26 

Mt. Washington avenue 26 

Neponset 26 

Neptune road, over B., R.B. & L. R.R 27 

Newton street, over Prov. Div. N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R 27 

North Beacon street 27 

North Harvard street 27 

Prison Point 27 

Public Garden foot-.bridge 28 

Scarboro' pond, foot-bridge in Franklin Park 28 

Shawmut avenue, over B. & A. R.R. and N.Y,, N. H. & H. R.R., 28 

Silver street, over Midland Div., N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R 28 

Spring street 28 

Stony brook, in the fens 29 

Summer-street Extension 29 

Svrett-street bridges (over South-bay sluices) 29 

Tremont sjbreet, over Muddy river 29 

Warren 29 

Washington street, over B. & A. R.R. and Prov. Div. N.Y., 

N.H., & H. R.R 29 

Western avenue to Cambridge 30 

Western avenue to Watertown 31 

West Boston 30 

West Fourth street (over O. C. Div. N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R.) . . 30 
West Rutland-square foot-bridge, over Prov. Div. N.Y., N.H. 

& H. R.R 30 

Winthrop 31 

Wood Island Park foot-bridge 31 

Architect Division. 

Plans and contracts for School Committee 72 

Plans and contracts for miscellaneous vpork 73 

Miscellaneous reports 75 

Surveying Division 33 

Lines and grades given, and paving work measured, 1899 : 

East Boston and Breed's Island 45 

South Boston 45 

Boston Proper 40 

Charlestown 46 

Roxbury 46 

Dorchester 55 

Brighton 63 

West Roxbury 60 

Plans for sewer and brook takings 37 

Plans in Surveying Division 65 

Miscellaneous Worl< and Construction in 1899: 

Charlesgate bridge, over Ipswich street 162 

Chelsea bridge north, temporary bridge 164 

City Hospital, system inside fire protection, Ann White Vose 

Home for nurses 171 



208 City Document No. 14. 

Miscellaneous Work, etc., concluded. 

Columbia road : page 

Bridge over railroad and Columbia avenue 160 

" " Shoreham street 160 

Filling 161 

Surfacing 160 

Commonvpealth avenue, rock excavation 161 

Congress-street Grade Crossing: 

Abutments and piers 167 

B-street bridge 167 

Bulkheads 167 

C-street bridge 167 

Congress-street sea-wall 165 

Dorchester-avenue Extension, sea-vpall 165 

Filling 167 

Paving between B and C streets 161 

Summer-street Extension 1 65 

" " bridge 165 

Dorchester-avenue Grade Crossings: 

Boston-street bridge abutments 169 

filling 169 

" paving 169 

Dorchester-avenue bridge abutments 168 

Swett-street bridge abutments 170 

" filling 170 

" paving 170 

" temporary bridge 170 

Dumping wharf for Sanitary division 162 

Long Island: 

Hospital, system for inside fire protection 171 

Salt-water system for fire protection 171 

Sea-wall 171 

Wharf 170 

Maiden temporary bridge 171 

Rainsford Islar "■ system for inside fire protection 171 

South Union St&ciOn: 

Paving, Atlantic-avenue Extension 162 

" Dorchester-avenue " 162 

" Summer-street " 162 

West Boston temporary bridge 171 

Street Department. 
Paving: 

Atlantic avenue 141 

Blackstone street 141 

Charles street 141 

Congress street 141 

Devonshire street 141 

Federal street 142 

Genesee street 142 

Harrison avenue 142 

Kingston street 143 

Leverett street 143 

Milton street 143 

Oswego street 143 

Asphalt Streets under Guarantee 130 

City proper 130 

Roxbury ; . . 132 

Charlestown 132 

Brighton 134 

Cost of patching 136 

Assessment Streets. 

Albany street .'.''.. 143 

Alexander street 144 

Amory street 1 44 



Engineering Department. 209 

street Department, continued. 

Assessment Streets. page 

Andrews street 144 

Angell street 144 

Annabel street 144 

Ashley street 144 

Astor street 145 

Athelwold street 145 

Atlierstone street 145 

Belvidere street 145 

Bennington street 146 

Blandford street 146 

Bragdon street 146 

Burt street 146 

Cambridge street 146 

Canal street 146 

Charlestown street 147 

Chester street 147 

Chiswick road 147 

Congreve street 147 

Cummington street 148 

Devon street 148 

Edwin street 148 

Florida street 148 

Fowler street 148 

Francis street 149 

Hamilton street 149 

Harold street 149 

Ilewins street 149 

Hubbard street 149 

Idaho street 149 

Ipswich street 150 

Lauriat avenue 150 

Lonsdale street 150 

Maryland street .,. 150 

Middleton street , . ', 150 

Newburg street 151 

North Harvard street 151 

Oak View terrace 151 

Orkney road 151 

Peterborough street 151 

Peverell street 151 

Pontiac street 151 

Public alley No. 101 152 

" " 102 152 

" " '• 401,2,3,4 152 

" 418 153 

" " 419 153 

" 420 153 

" " 431 153 

" " 701 153 

'' 702 154 

" 703 154 

" 2001 154 

Rosseter street 1,54 

Eowe street 155 

Rozella street 155 

St. Stephen street 1,55 

School street 1,55 

Seymour street 155 

Shirley street 155 

Spf acer street 155 

Spencer street 156 

Stanley street 156 



210 City Document No. 14. 

Street Department, concluded. 

Assessment Streets. page 

Thane street 156 

Trinity place 156 

Waldeck street 157 

Wensley street ; 157 

West teelden street 157 

Woodlawn street 157 

Wortliington street 158 

Grading Stkeet Railway Tracks, 

Boston Elevated Railway Co 158 

W. Roxbury and Roslindale Street Railway Co 159 

Union Freight Railroad Co 159 

Surveys, Plans, etc 159 

Water Works 78 

Corrosion of pipes by electrolysis "82 

Distribution 78 

Table showing the average monthly and yearly heights in 
feet above city base to which water would 
rise at different stations on the Boston 

Water Works 127 

" " rainfall in inches and hundredths at Albany- 
street yard for 1899 125 

" " rainfall in inches and hundredths at Gibson- 
street yard for 1899 ^. 126 

" " monthly rainfall in inches during 1899 at vari- 
ous places in Eastern Massachusetts 128 

General statist ics 124 

City Engineer, 1859-1899 173 



ILLUSTRATIONS. 



Water Works: Electrical survey of the City of Boston, diagrams 

showing outline of street railway tracks 116, 118 

" " Table showing results of salt water fire-pipe test. 

May 7, 1899 129 

" " Plan of streets showing location of hose and hy- 

drants at salt-water tire pipe test, May 7, 1899 . . 129 

" " Plan of Washington street between Kneeland and 
Essex streets, showing surface tracks and under- 
ground structures 78 



APPENDICES. 

Appendix A. — Table showing the widths of openings for vessels 

in all bridges provided with draws 175 

B. — List of estimate plans furnished the Assessment 

Division of t!ie Street Laying-out Department, 177 
G. — Table of accident and other plans made for the 

Law Department 179 

D. — Table of surveys, plans and profiles made by 

Surveying Division 182 

E. — List of streets where lot frontages have been 

obtained for Sewer Division, Street Depart- 
ment, for Sewer assessments 194 

F. — Engineering Department property schedule 202 

G. — Elevations referred to Boston City base 203 

H. — Engineering Department annual reports, 1867- 

1899 204