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ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT 



THIRTY-FOURTH ANNUAL REPORT 



CITY ENGINEER 



BOSTON 



FOR THE YEAR 1900 



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BOSTON 

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ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT 



THIRTY-FOURTH ANNUAL REPORT 



CITY ENGINEER 



BOSTON 



FOR THE YEAR 1900 



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Engineering Department, City Hall, 
Boston, February 1, 1901. 

Hon. Thomas N. Hart, 

Mayor of the City of Boston : 

Sir, — The following report of the expenses and operation 
of this Department for the year ending January 31, 1901, 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- 
vey, 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 Cit3\ 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 b}- chapter 
449 of the Acts of 1895. 

The Architectural Division of the Public Buildings De- 
partment which was detached from that Department January 
13, 1898, and placed under the Engineering Department, 
was reattached to the Public Buildings Department on 
May 11, 1900. 



City Document No. 14. 



The following is a statement of engineering expenses 
from February 1, 1900, to January 31, 1901 : 

Amount of department appropriation for 

1900-1901 $80,000 00 

Amount expended for 1900-1901 . . 79,992 95 



Unexpended balance . 



$1 05 



Statement of Expenditures, Department 
Appropriation. 

Object of expenditures : 
Salaries : 

Engineer, William Jackson, 

Assistant Engineer, archi- 
tect, draughtsmen and 
assistants 

Instruments, tools and repairs . 

Travelling expenses . 

Horses, buggy and horse-keeping 

Furniture and office expenses 

Stationery and drawing materials 

Printing ..... 

Telephone service 

Blue printing and photographing 

Binding and plans 

Washing and small supplies 

Books and papers 

Cartage ..... 

Messenger service 

Typewriting .... 

Advertising .... 

Broadway bridge : 

Employes 

Boringfs .... 



16,000 00 




63,461 06 






$69,461 06 
2,316 30 








1,567 68 






1,330 97 






907 62 






792 73 






791 56 






643 87 






438 11 






405 75 






219 64 






155 13 






33 09 






25 80 






15 50 






15 25 


$117 OC 




755 8S 




- 




872 89 




O ( Zi ov 




$79,992 95 



South Union Station. 

Items of expenditure by the Engineering Department, from 
February 1, 1900, to January 31, 1901 : 



Engineering Department. 



New York, New Haven «Sc Hartford Rail- 
road Company (construction of Broadway 
and Albany-street bridges) . . . $80,000 00 

Engineering and inspection . . . 708 40 

Repairing fence ...... 66 90 







180,765 30 


Expended previous to 1900 




174,864 48 




$265,629 78 


Faneuil Hall Building, Reconstruction. 


Appropriation . 


. 


$104,500 00 


Expenditures from February 1, 1900, to 




January 31, 1901 : 






Woodbury & Leighton 


$565 33 




Motor fans 


281 20 




Furniture 


116 50 




Gas piping 


34 66 




Electric wiring . 


17 30 






11,014 99 




Expended previous to 1900 


103,485 01 


104,500 00 







Chelsea Bridge — Widening Opening North Draw. 
Appropriation, City of Boston, $30,690 44 



Contribution 



30,800 00 



Expenditures from February 1, 1900, to 


$61,490 44 


January 31, 1901 : 






Widening draw opening . 


$26,117 93 




Draw, fenders, etc. . 


10,200 54 




Temporary bridge 


6,994 61 




Engineering and inspection. 


2,092 45 




Chelsea highway depart- 






ment .... 


253 60 




Electric wiring . 


99 30 




Advertising 


42 18 




Printing .... 


41 31 




Coal .... 


20 32 




Water-service pipe . 


10 00 






$45,872 24 




Expended previous to 1900 


15,618 20 


$61,490 44 







City Document No. 14. 



Mat-den 


Bridge. 


Appropriation . 


. 


Expenditures from February 


1, 1900, to 


January 31, 1901 : 




Temporary bridge 


125,226 00 


Rebuilding bridge 


23,771 10 


Engineering and inspection, 


5,492 81 


Paving, fences, etc. . 


1,341 10 


Dredging .... 


705 95 


Rent of wharf . 


300 00 


Advertising 


88 82 


Printing .... 


49 84 



$200,000 00 



156,975 62 
Expended previous to 1900 . 1,969 15 



58,944 77 



Balance, February 1, 1901 .... |141,055 23 
Atlantic-avenue Bridge. 

(Over Fort Point Channel.) 
Expenditures from August 21, 1900, to January 31, 1901 : 

Borings $1,903 63 

Engineering 1,548 95 



$3,452 58 



Abolishment of Grade Crossings. 
Congress Street. 

Expenditures from February 1, 1900, to January 31, 1901 : 
Items of expenditure : 

Land damages $129,095 04 



Paving, fences, etc. 
Dorchester-avenue extension, sea-wall 
B-street bridge .... 
A and C streets, bridges 
Engineering and inspection 
Congress street, sea-wall 
Draw, foundation, fender-piers, etc. 
Filling 



67,054 43 

57,185 94 

27,680 70 

17,551 55 

9,014 99 

7,973 77 

4,473 40 

4,208 05 



Carried forward $324,237 87 



Engineering Department. 



Brought forward 


1324,237 87 


Bulkheads 


2,685 07 


Abutments, piers, etc. . 


1,377 21 


Taking down building . 


700 00 


Congress-street sewer 


418 01 


Services, for appraisal land damages, etc 


250 00 


Rent of office .... 


191 70 


Advertising 


105 70 


Printing ..... 


82 06 


Cement tests ..... 


25 00 




1330,072 62 


Expended previous to 1900 


847,744 29 




$1,177,816 91 


Dorchester Avenue. 




Items of expenditure : 




Land damages .... 


. 1120,595 00 


Paving, fences, etc. 


37,263 63 


Dorchester-avenue bridge 


28,290 79 


Filling 


27,276 70 


Relocating water-pipes . 


23,284 50 


Boston-street bridge 


11,091 19 


Engineering and inspection 


6,719 54 


Services, for appraisal land damages, etc 


650 00 


Sewer construction 


163 92 


Retaining walls .... 


151 29 


Rent of office .... 


112 00 


Dorchester-avenue temporary bridge 


92 62 


Swett-street bridge 


41 50 


Printing ..... 


14 81 




1255,747 49 


Expended previous to 1900 


403,901 75 




1659,649 24 



Bridges. 

The annual inspection of all highway and foot-bridges has 
been made, together with special examinations when notified 
by the Superintendent 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 



6 City Document No. 14. 

cliarge 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. 

1. — Bridges wholly Supported by Boston. 

Agassiz road, in the Fens. 

AUston bridge, over Boston & Albany Railroad, Brighton. 

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 Disision, 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. 
Charlesgate, in the Fens, over Boston & Albany Railroad. 
Charlesgate, in the Fens, over Ipswich street. 
*Charlestown bridge, from Boston to Charlestown. 
*Chelsea bridge, South, over South channel of Mystic river. 



Engineering Department. ' 7 

*Clielsea 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. 
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. 
Ipswich street, over waterwa}'-, 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. 

* IMeridian 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 A street. 
Summer street, over B street. 
Summer street, over C street. 

* Summer street, over Fort Point channel. 

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



8 City Document No. 14. 

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 Muddj' river. 
Central avenue, from Dorchester to Milton. 

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

* 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. 
Tremout 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, over Old Colony Division, N. Y., N. H. & 

H. R.R. 

* Cambridge street, from Brighton to Cambridge. 

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

H. R.R. 
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. 



Engineering Department. 9 

* 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. 
Perkins street, over Boston & Maine and Boston & Albany 

Railroads. 

* Prison-Point bridge, Charlestown to Cambridge. 
Summer street, over freight tracks, N. Y., N. H. & H. R.R. 
Swett street over Old Colony Division, N. Y., N. H. & H. 

R.R. 

* West Boston temporary bridge, from Boston to Cam- 

bridge. 
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. 

2d. — Boston ^ Maine and Boston ^ Albany Railroads. 
Main street. 
Mystic avenue. 

3d. — Boston., Revere Beach ^ Lynn R.R. 
Everett street. 

4th. — New York, New Haven ^ Hartford R. K., Midlaiid 

Division. 
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. 



10 City Document No. 14. 

5th. — New York, New Haven ^ Hartford B.B., Old Colony 

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

6th. —N. Y., N. H. cf- H. E.E., 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. 
Dudley avenue, West Roxbury. 
Harrison avenue. 
Park street. West Roxbury. 
Washington street. 

Recapitulation op Bridges. 
I. Number wholly supported by Boston . . 71 
II. Number of which Boston supports that part 

within its limits . . . . . . 14 

in. Number of which Boston pays a part of the 

cost of maintenance ..... 20 

IV. Number supported by railroad corporations : 

1. Boston & Albany Railroad .... 5 

2. Boston & Maine and Boston & Albany Rail- 

roads ........ 2 

3. Boston Revere Beach & Lynn Railroad . . 1 

4. N. Y., N. H. & H. R.R., Midland Division . 1 2 

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

6. N. Y., N. H. & H. R.R., Providence Division . 14 

Total 143 

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. 



Engineering Department. 11 

Albany-street Bridge (over the Boston tf 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 m part by 
the Boston & Albany Railroad. The bridge has been painted 
during the year, and the sheathing and sidewalk patched. 
The iron railing has been repaired and is now in fair condi- 
tion. The sidewalk planking is very thin, and should be 
renewed. The under planking is poor and should be exam- 
ined carefully when the bridge is sheathed again, and such of 
the plank as is found poor should be replaced by new. 

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

This is an iron bridge, built in 1892. During the year the 
bridge has been thoroughly cleaned and painted and new 
lower planking laid. The bridge is now in good condition. 

Arborway Bridge (over Stony brook, in Parkivay, 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 pine. It was built in 1893, and is main- 
tained by the Park Department. The sidewalk planking is 
poor and should be renewed and the fences painted. 

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

The present structure is of iron, and was buiit in 1875. 
The bridge needs sheathing, and when this is done the under 
planking should be renewed where found to be in poor con- 
dition. 

Ashmojit-street and Dorchester-avenue Bridge (over Old Colony 

Division, Neiv York, New Haven ^ Hartford R.RS). 
f 
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 fencing needs painting, and some of the roadway 
planking needs renewal. 



12 City Document No. 14. 

Athens-street Bridge (^over Midland Division, Neiv York, New 
Raven ^f- 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 
woodwork should be renewed. 

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

This is a steel-plate girder bridge, built in 1893-94, and 
is maintained by the Park Department. With the exception 
of the sheathing, which should be renewed, the bridge is in 
good condition. 

Beacon-street Bridge (over Outlet of the Fens). 

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

Beacon-street Bridge (over Boston ^ Albany R.B.). 

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 Railway Com- 
pany. With the exception of the sidewalks and facias, the 
bridge is in good condition. The woodwork of sidewalks 
and facias should be repaired. 

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., N. H. ^ H. R.R.). 

The bridge over the tracks of the Boston & Albany Rail- 
road which is maintained by the City, was origmally built 
for the Boston Water Power Company, and accepted by the 
City in 1869. The structure over these tracks is a through 
plate girder bridge, and was built in 1891. The iron work 
of this span is very rusty under the flooring, and should be 
thoroughly cleaned and painted. The temporary fence at 
tlie northeast corner of the bridge, to which attention has 
been called in these reports for the past five years, is not a 
sufficient protection to be considered safe, and the recom- 



Engineering Department. 13 

mendation made for several years past that a more permanent 
fence be built, is here renewed. 

The span over the tracks of the New York, New Haven 
& Hartford Railroad, built in 1899, is maintained by that com- 
pany. The roadway sheathing of this span has been worn 
entirely through in places, and the lower planking is now 
being worn away by traffic. 

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. Agreements have now been made 
with the railroad company by which this bridge will be 
removed and the street filled in solid. 



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. 

Berwick-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 should be 
painted, but otherwise is in good condition. 

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

This is an iron bridge, built in 1881-82. During the 
past year the bridge has been painted and a new lower 
planking has been laid. The bridge is now in a good 
condition. 



14 City Document No. 14. 

Bolton-street Bridge (^over Midland Division, New York, New 
Haven cf 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 Yorh, 
New Haven ^ Hartford R.R.'). 
See page 129. 

Boylston-street Arch Bridge (in the Fens.^. 

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

Boylston-street Bridge (over Boston <f Albany R.R.^. 

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

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. 

Broad'way Bridge (over Fort Point Channel). 

This is an iron bridge. It was built in 1869-71, and the 
draw and i];s 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 
renewed in 1896. The sidewalks, the lower planking of 
the mam bridge and the fender-piers are in poor condition, 
the draw fomidation should be pointed, the fences are out of 
line, and the iron hangers over the railroad are rusty ; as 
this bridge will soon be rebuilt only necessary repairs have 
been made during the year. 

Broadway Bridge (over Boston Sj- Albany R.R.^. 

The old bridge, built in 1880-1, has been removed and a 
new steel through bridge erected under a contract with the 



Engineering Department. 15 

New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company. 
This work was completed early in July, 1900, and the bridge 
opened to travel. 

The new bridge consists of three steel trusses of the 
Baltimore type, the spans being of the following lengths, 
south truss 196 feet 8^ inches, centre truss 213 feet 2f 
inches, and north truss 229 feet 8f inches, all trusses being 
30 feet deep, centre to centre of pins. The width of the 
bridge is 60 feet, divided into two roadways of 17 feet 6 
inches width in the clear and two sidewalks of 10 feet 6 
inches width less the width of a truss. The floor beams are 
built steel-beams 24 inches deep and 20 feet 7 inches span 
between hangers, with overhanging sidewalk brackets 8 feet 
6 inches long. The stringers are of hard pine, those of the 
roadways being 8 inches by 14 inches and 6 inches by 14 
inches and those of the sidewalks 6 inches by 12 inches and 
4 inches by 12 inches, varying with the length of span. The 
planking of the roadways are in two courses, the lower of 4- 
inch hard pine and the upper of 2-inch spruce. The side- 
walk plank is 2 inches in thickness. 

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

This is an iron bridge, built in 1884. The ironwork 
above the flooring has been painted and is in good condition. 
The portion of the ironwork below the flooring needs paint- 
ing, and the lower planking should be renewed. 

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

This is a semi-circular masonry arch of 15 feet span. It 
was built in 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, 
fences and bulkheads need repairing, and the ironwork 
should be painted. 

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

This is a wooden pile bridge with a wooden leaf draw. It 
was rebuilt in 1884; 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. Some repairs have been made on the fender- 



16 City Document No. 14. 

guard, and pier, and a few deck planks have been renewed, 
one draw arm, and the plankmg on the Cambridge side of 
the draw need renewal, and the sidewalk and fender-guard 
need repairing. The bridge on the Boston side of the chan- 
nel is in poor condition ; the draw needs adjusting, the plank- 
ing is off the waterway, the flooring on the deck of the main 
bridge, the top of the pier and wheel-guard on the draw need 
renewal, the abutment needs repairing, and the bridge should 
be painted. 

Canal, or Craigie^s Bridge. 

This is a wooden pile bridge, with a wooden turntable 
draw. The City pays one-half the cost of maintenance. 
The bridge was originally built in 1808, was rebuilt in 1852, 
and was again rebuilt and widened in 1874. The bridge is 
in the care of the Commissioners for the Boston and Cam- 
bridge bridges. The sidewalks on the draw have been 
repaired, and some repairs have been made on the pier. The 
sidewalks, sidewalk bulkheads, and fencing that have not 
recently been rebuilt are poor, and need rebuilding ; addi- 
tional 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 con- 
dition; the draw, draw-pier, and wharf need extensive 
repairs, and the bridge should be painted. 

Castle Island Foot-bridge (from 3Iarine Park to Castle 
Island^ . 

This is a temporary foot-bridge, built in 1892, and is 
maintained by the Park Department. It connects the Ma- 
rine 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 main land. Repairs are needed on 
the fence and planking, and the bridge should be painted ; 
otherwise the bridge is in fair condition. 

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

This is an iron bridge, and was built in 1876. The City 
maintains the part within its limits. The 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. 



Engineering Department. 17 

Charlesgate Bridge (in the Fens, over Boston, cf Albans/ B.R.}. 

This is an iron bridge, built in 1881-2, and is maintained 
by the Park Department. Half of the roadway has been 
sheathed, and the other half should be without further delay. 
The whole biidge should be cleaned and painted, and new 
sidewalks laid. 

Charlesgate Bridge (in the Fens, over Ipswich Street). 
See page 112. 

Charlestoivn Bridge (from Boston to Charlestown) . 

The care and maintenance of this bridge was not assumed 
by the Street Department for the City untilJanuary 31, 1900, 
although the bridge had been open to travel since November 
27, 1899. The bridge w\as built under authority of Chapter 
548 of the Acts of 1894, by the Boston Transit Commission, 
the City Engineer of Boston serving as Chief Engineer for 
the Commission. 

The new bridge runs from Keany square in Boston to City 
square in Charlestown, passing over the Charles river, 
Water street, and a branch of the Fitchburg Division, Boston 
& Maine Railroad. Including the approaches it is about 
1,900 feet long. Its width is 100 feet, comprising two side- 
walks each 10 feet wide, two carriage-ways each 27 feet 9 
inches wide in the clear, and a middle space 22 feet wide for 
electric cars. Over the car space are the elevated tracks of 
tlie Boston Elevated Railway Company. 

Starting from Keany square the new street rises at the 
rate of 3 feet per 100 feet to the edge of the river, and con- 
tinues to rise at the same rate nearly to the southerly draw 
channel. It passes over the two draw channels on a level 
grade at a height of 38 feet 6 inches above City base, and 
then descends at the rate of eight-tenths of a foot per 100 feet 
to the Charlestown shore, and at the same rate to and across 
the tracks of the railroad company, over which it passes at 
a height of about 18 feet 3 inches above the tracks, giving a 
clear passage 16 feet high under the structure. Thence, 
curving to the right and passing over Water street, it de- 
scends at the rate of 3 feet per 100 feet into City square. 

The two draw channels for the passage of vessels are each 
50 feet wide. The height of the under side of the draw 
above mean high water is 23 feet. The south draw channel 
is for vessels passing up or down the river, while the north 
draw channel gives access to the space enclosed by the 



18 



City Document No. 14. 



Warren bridge, the new bridge, the Charlestown shore, and 
the fender-piers of the two draw-bridges. 
The principal dimensions of the bridge are : 



Total length, including approaches 
Length of l^oston approach 
Length of Charlestown approach 
Length of bridge over river 
Distance from Boston abutment to 

draw ..... 
Distance from Charlestown abutment 

to draw ..... 
Length of draw .... 
Lengtli of fixed spans over river centra 

to centre of piers (each) . 
Width of bridge 
Width of sidewalks (each) . 
Width of roadways (each) . 
Width of car space 
Number of fixed spans over river 
Width of draw openings (each) , 
Height of under side of draw above 

mean high water 
Weight of draw .... 
Width of Water street under bridge 
Width of railroad under bridge . 
Width of passageway beside raikoad 



1,900 feet. 

207 

603 
1,090 

425 

425 
240.5 " 

85 
100 
10 
27.75 « 

22 « 
10 

50 " 

23 " 

1,200 tons. 
40 feet. 

27 feet 6 inches. 
25 " 6 « 



The fixed spans rest on ten river piers of granite masonry, 
with concrete foundations, and on two granite abutments, 
which also have concrete foundations. The concrete foun- 
dation of the Charlestown abutment and of the two piers 
nearest that abutment, rest directly on the boulder-clay bed 
of the river, while the Boston abutment and all the other 
piers have bearing piles of spruce or Norway pine, driven 
through the softer material to the hard clay below. 

In each pier alternate ranges of bearing piles were cut off 
at different grades. The first, third and fifth ranges, etc., 
were cut off about 18 inches above the bottom of the exca- 
vation, while the second, fourth, sixth, etc., were cut off 
about ten feet below low water. The latter, or high-grade 
piles, were not cut off until a layer of concrete, 6 feet deep, 
had been laid in the bottom of the foundation. 

The concrete was composed of Portland cement, sand and 
gravel in the proportions ranging from 1, 2 and 4, to 1, 2 
and 5. The sand and gravel were dredged from the harbor 



Engineeeing DePxVrtment. 19 

near Shirley Gut. In order to prevent the use of any cement 
of abnormal composition samples from each lot received was 
submitted to a chemical analysis in addition to the usual 
physical tests. 

The concrete in the foundations was deposited under water 
within a coffer-dam of sheet piling, through a chute or tube, 
with the exception of the upper foot immediately under the 
stone masonry, which was laid when the coffer-dam was free 
from water. 

The stone piers are of large blocks of quany-faced granite, 
backed with Portland cement concrete. The piers are 
pointed at the ends and liave a curved profile. A coping 
course projects 6 inches beyond the face of the pier, and on 
the top of the coping is the bridge-seat of granite. 

The abutments are of masonry, similar in quality to that 
of the piers, but they have a straight batter instead of a 
curved profile. The coping of each abutment is surmounted 
by a parapet Avail. 

In constructing the circular foundation pier for the draw 
span, the bottom of the river was dredged to a level surface 
about 27 feet below mean low water, and 967 spruce piles 
were driven within a circular space about 75 feet in diameter. 
The piles were sawed off from 2 to 4 feet above the dredged 
bottom. The wooden curb which served to retain the con- 
crete, forming the main portion of the pier, is of somewhat 
novel construction. It is approximately cylindrical, 75 'feet 
mean diameter and 32 feet high. It is built of 3-inch by 12- 
incli spruce planks, laid flatwise, there being 21 planks about 
10 feet long in each course. The planks were planed on one 
side to an even thickness, sawed to proper length and end 
bevel, and spiked and tree-nailed together. Vertical timbers 
of hard pine were placed about 10 feet apart inside the curb- 
ing, and bolted to it as the laying of the planks proceeded. 

The curbing was built floating in the water and kept in 
position by temporary radial arms attached to a ring placed 
about a central clump of piles. As the building up of the 
curbing progressed, it was weighted by means of temporary 
pockets on the inside filled with concrete, and it was finally 
sunk to the proper grade by outside pockets filled with 
gravel. This curbing was filled with Portland cement con- 
crete laid under water by the same method adopted for 
the foundations of the other piers. From a level 3 feet 
above mean low water the draw-pier has the form of a 
truncated cone. It is of concrete laid inside a wooden form 
which has been left in place. At its top is a granite coping 
ring bearing the lower track of the draw turntable. 



20 City Document No. 14. 

Levels taken on this pier, before, during, and after the 
erection of the draw span, showed that no settlement had 
taken place since its completion. 

Each of the ten fixed spans over the river consists of six 
steel-plate girders, 84 feet 4 inches long and 8 feet 3 inches 
to 8 feet 9 inches deep. Transverse floor-beams, crossing 
from girder to girder, support the longitudinal stringers, 
which are steel I-beams. Along the top of each steel stringer 
is bolted a spiking strip of hard pine, across which the floor 
planking is laid transversely of the bridge. The floor plank- 
ing is of hard pine planed to a uniform thickness from 6-inch 
stock. The planking is coated on top with a preservative 
compound, and on this is laid a water-proofing layer consisting 
of four thicknesses of roofing felt laid in roofing pitch. The 
rails for the street cars are laid on cast-iron plates resting on 
the water-proofing, and are spiked to the floor planking. The 
water-proofing is protected by a 1-inch layer of concrete com- 
posed of road-pitch and sand. The wearing surface of the road- 
way is of granite blocks laid upon a thin bed of sand, with the 
joints between the blocks filled with pebbles and road pitch. 

The sidewalk floor-beams rest directly on the top of the 
outer girders of the bridge, and are anchored to the roadway 
floor-beams by means of a web. At their outer ends they 
bear a fascia which gives the outside finish to the edge of the 
bridge and furnishes support to the outer edge of the 
sidewalk. At their inner ends they bear a longitudinal 
channel-iron to which is attached a cast-iron gutter curb. 
The immediate support of the sidewalk paving is of pressed 
steel buckle plates riveted at their edges to the floor-beams, 
fascia, and longitudinal channel. The hollows of the buckle 
plates are levelled up with pitch concrete, upon which is laid 
a wearing surface of asphalt. At the outer edge of the 
sidewalk there is a strong ahd simple iron railing 3 feet 
7i inches high. 

The top of the curb is 6 inches higher than the stone pav- 
ing at the edge of the roadway. Between the curb and 
the stone paving is a continuous longitudinal slit kept open 
by separator blocks. This opening is intended to provide 
for the surface drainage of the roadway and for the difference 
in expansion between the roadways and the walks. The 
ends of the floor planks are protected from the drippings by 
a flashing of sheet copper, and the drippings are diverted 
from the floor-beams and from the piers and abutments by 
copper gutters. 

Tlie posts supporting the elevated railway are placed 
alternately at mid-span, and over the piers of the bridge. 



Engineering Department. 21 

Those at the piers stand directly on the masonry ; those at 
mid-span are attaclied to special cross girders put in by the 
railway company. In both cases the posts pass through 
holes left for that purpose in the floor planking. The stone 
paving is retained in place and prevented from touching the 
posts by a curb casting having an opening of 18 inches by 
26 inches. 

The main girders of the fixed spans rest in pin-bearing 
shoes. The shoes at that end of each span towards the 
middle of the river are bolted to the pier masonry. The 
shoes at the shoreward end of each span are provided with a 
roller bearing to allow of expansion and contraction of the 
girders with changes of temperature. 

The draw-span is a swing or turntable draw 240 feet 6 in. 
long and 100 feet wide between centres of sidewalk railings. 
It has two sidewalks, two roadways for street traffic, one 
roadway for surface street cars, and one floor above the 
latter for a double track line of the Boston Elevated Rail- 
way. 

The main trusses are four in number, of the pin-connected 
type, and discontinuous when the draw is in position for 
travel. 

Floor-beams, sidewalk brackets, and beams and stringers of 
the elevated railway floor system are built sections, and 
roadway and sidewalk stringers are rolled beams provided 
with nailing pieces of hard pine. The sidewalks are covered 
with 2-in. thick hard pine plank, and the roadways, with 6- 
in. kyanized spruce, upon which a wearing surface of 2-in. 
thick spruce is laid. 

The draw is so designed that when swung clear of its end 
supports its entire dead load is concentrated on the four 
tower posts of the inside trusses, the outside trusses being 
hung to them by two transverse trusses, the spaces occu- 
pied by the middle panels of these trusses being required for 
the passage of the elevated trains, it Avas not practicable to 
counterbrace them, and therefore unbalanced live loads on 
the outside trusses are transferred to the turntable by canti- 
lever girders to which the trusses were connected by adjust- 
able shoes after the draw was swmig. The weight on the 
four tower posts of the inside trusses is carried to eight equi- 
distant points on the turntable drum by a system of heavy 
plate girders. 

The turntable drum is 54 feet in diameter, with planed 
steel track, and rests upon seventy steel wheels 27 in. mean 
diameter, and 12 in. face. The lower track is planed steel 
attached to a bed casting. 



22 City Document No. 14. 

The turning mechanism of the draw span consists of two 
trains of gears driven by electric motors and engaging with a 
circular rack fastened to the bed casting of the lower track. 
The motors are operated from a controller in the power room. 
A strap brake operated by compressed air is connected with 
the main shaft of each train of gears, the purpose of these 
brakes being to control the draw span in high winds, and re- 
tard its motion when necessary. The ends of the draw-span 
are provided Avith hydraulic jacks for bringing them to the 
proper grade for traffic. The cylinders of these jacks trans- 
fer the weights at ends of trusses to movable landing blocks 
inserted between them and the draw landings, these blocks 
being operated by the gateman at each end of the draw 
span. 

All the operations incident to turning and adjusting the 
draw-span, except the moving of the landing blocks, are con- 
trolled from a power room located between four of the dis- 
tributing girders of the turntable. The hydraulic jacks 
under the ends of the main trusses are operated by a special 
mineral oil kept under pressure by compressed air in a set of 
accumulators consisting of heavy steel tubes. The air com- 
pressor is of 2,000 lbs. per square inch capacity. The accu- 
mulators are charged by filling them with air at about 1,000 
lbs. pressure and then pumping oil into them until the work- 
ing pressure of 1,800 lbs. per square inch is reached. 

An automatic air-pump connected with an air-tank sup- 
plies air forlpperating the air-brakes and an oil ejector. All 
the machinery in the power-room is driven by electric 
motors, and the room is lighted and heated by electricity. 
An electric signal system is provided for the general opera- 
tion of the draw-span, and an emergency system, including 
speaking tubes, affords means of further communication be- 
tween the operator and the gatemen. 

A target is provided to assist the operator in bringing the 
draw-span into the proper position for traffic, this target being 
electrically illuminated at night. 

In operating the draw-span, its ends are first lifted clear 
of the landing blocks and the blocks withdrawn by the gate- 
men. The pressure on the jacks is then relieved, and the 
ends of the span allowed to settle to their swinging level, 
the plungers of the jacks being meanwhile lifted clear of the 
draw landings by counterweighted levers. When the draw- 
span returns to its position over the landings, the ends are 
lifted about one-half inch above the proper grade, and after 
the landing blocks are inserted, allowed to drop into bearing 
upon them. 



Engineeiung DEPAIlT^^ENT. 23 

After an operation of the draw-span the air pressure in 
the accumulators is regained by pumping into them the 
amount of oil used in the jacks in lifting the ends of the 
span. Loss of air from the accumulators is replenished from 
time to time by the air-compressor working in combination 
with the hydraulic pumps. 

The Boston approach to the bridge rises on a 3 per cent, 
gradient from Keany square to the edge of the river. It con- 
sists of a solid earth embankment, retained at the sides by 
masonry retaining Avails. The east wall is of rubble laid in 
cement on a base of natural cement concrete. Its maximum 
height is about 13^ feet. The west wall is located partly on 
an old wharf and partly in the slip between two wharves. 
The portion on the wharf is of rubble masonry. The portion 
in the slip is of dressed granite, quarry faced, in courses of 
thickness uniform with the courses of the abutment. The 
foundation is of Portland cement concrete on piles. The 
maximum height of this wall is about 24 feet above the con- 
crete base. To diminish the outward thrust of the embank- 
ment on the abutment and on the high portion of the west 
wall, the filling adjacent to these walls is sustained b}^ a 
timber platform, resting on piles, about 8 feet above mean 
low water. 

The paving of the Boston approach is of granite blocks on 
a gravel base and the sidewalks are of brick. On the top of 
the west wall is an iron fence like that on the river spans. 

From City square to Water street the Charlestown approach 
rises on a 3 per cent, gradient. This part of the approach 
is a solid earth embankment, retained by a wall of dressed 
granite on its western side, that towards Warren avenue. 
A granite staircase leads up from Warren avenue at the 
corner of Water street. The retaining wall is surmounted 
by a granite balustrade. There is no retaining wall on the 
east side of the embankment ; the filling is allowed to slope 
on to adjoining land. The roadway paving between City 
square and Water street is of granite blocks on gravel. 

Water street is crossed by a bridge of two spans, made of 
steel I-beams, between which are built brick arches levelled 
up with cement concrete, upon which is laid a water-proofing 
layer of roofing felt and pitch protected with a one-inch layer 
of pitch concrete. The paving is of granite blocks with 
pitched joints. The central pier is a trestle-bent of steel 
upon a heavy granite foundation designed to serve as a wheel 
guard. The abutments on both sides of Water street are of 
quarry-faced granite in 2-foot courses, backed with rubble 
and laid on a concrete foundation. 



24 City Document No. 14. 

Between Water street and the railroad the gradient of the 
approach changes from 3 per cent, to -^^ of one per cent. 
This part of the structure is a solid earth fill, enclosed by 
granite walls similar in construction to the Water-street 
abutments. The wall towards the railroad, however, has a 
pile foundation. 

South of the railroad a new passageway has been laid out, 
leading from Warren avenue to Charles-river avenue. The 
railroad and this new passageway are crossed by a bridge of 
two spans. The central pier is of granite masonry. The 
bridge is similar in construction to that over Water street, 
except that, owing to the limited depth available asphalt is 
used for paving instead of granite blocks. The railroad, at 
this crossing, was depressed about 1 6 inches below its former 
elevation. 

The structure between the new passageway and the edge 
of the river consists of a one-story building with side-walls 
and one end wall of granite ashlar backed with brick. The 
south end wall is the Charlestown abutment and parapet 
wall. Alternate brick cross-walls and bents of steel columns 
divide the building into apartments about 25 feet in width, 
each provided with a large doorway at each end. The 
building is available for storage. The walls rest on con- 
crete foundations sustained by piles, except the south portion 
of the west side-wall, which rests, on a granite dock-wall, 
built, like the Charlestown abutnrent, on a concrete fonnda- 
tion resting directly on hard bottom, without piles. 

The cross-walls and columns support the roadway and 
sidewalks, which are also the roof of the building. This roof 
is made of steel beams supporting brick arches and concrete 
filling, upon which is laid a water-proo&ig coat and the granite 
block paving. The sidewalks are granolithic. The posts of 
the elevated railway stand on the brick cross-walls before 
mentioned. 

The east doors of the storage building open upon land ac- 
quired by the Commission between the new structure and 
Charles-river avenue. The west doors open on a passage- 
way 30 feet wide, connecting with the new passageway . 
beside the railroad. The southern end of the 30-foot pas- 
sageway is on piles in the river, and forms a wharf at which 
light-draft vessels can unload. 

After the new bridge was sufficiently advanced to be 
opened for travel the Charles-river bridge, in compliance with 
the terms of the license issued December 27, 1895, by the 
War Department,, was completely removed from harbor line 
to harbor line. 



Engineering Department. 25 



Chelsea Bridge (over Boston ^ Maine B.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, and the sidewalk needs repairing ; 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. The 
draw-way has been widened, to 60 feet, the draw being 
lengthened at each end, new and longer piers having been 
built ; the draw has been painted ; the wheel-guard has been 
raised and widened and ordinary repairs have been made; 
the old fender-guard is in poor condition, and some of the 
sidewalk planking needs renewal ; otherwise the bridge is in 
good condition. (See page 112.) 



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

This is a pile bridge with an iron draw. The original 
bridge was 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 machinery 
has been overhauled, and general repairs have been made. 
The fender-guards and the top of the pier are in poor con- 
dition, and the waterways 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 
has been painted, and general repairs been made ; the bridge 
" condition. 



26 City Document No. 14. 

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. 



h 



Columhus-ave7iue Bridges (over Boston cf Albany B.R. and 
Providence Division N. Y., N. H. ^ H. R.R.). 

The bridge over the Boston & Albany Railroad was built 
in 1876-77, and is maintained by the City. In 1899 the 
bridge was shortened 11 feet at its south end, and a pier 
built in place of the old south abutment. This work was 
done by the N. Y., N. H., & H. R.R. in connection with its 
new location of tracks leading to the South Station. A 
small amount of painting has been done during the year, but 
the whole bridge should be painted and the flooring repaired. 

The bridge over the tracks of the N. Y., N. H. & H. R.R. 
was built in 1899, and is maintained by that company. 

Commercial Point or Tenean Bridge (Dorchester). 

This is a wooden pile bridge with a wooden leaf draw, 
built in 18-75. Only small repairs have been made. This 
bridge is in poor condition ; the draw and 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 is 
now in good condition. 

Congress-street Bridge (over Fort Point Channel). 

This is a wooden pile bridge with an iron turntable draw 
on a stone foundation, and was built in 1874-75. Two 
shelter houses have been completed, the spur-shores have 
been refitted, the bridge has been repaved on the Boston 
side of the draw and general repairs have been made. 

In connection with the work of abolishing the grade cross- 
ing on Congress street a new abutment has been built on the 
Boston side of the channel at the harbor line, a sea-wall has 
been built between Dorchester avenue and the old abutment, 
the old bridge back of the new abutment has been removed, 
the street has been filled, and about 30 feet of the bridge 
has been rebuilt and paved. Some of the fencing and side- 
walk near the Boston end, part of the roadway flooring and 
paving are in very poor condition. The track circles are 



Engineering Department. 27 

much worn, the fender-guards and wings on the waterway 
are in poor condition. The draw should be provided with 
new tracks, the lower chord should be uncovered, examined, 
repaired if necessar}-, and be painted ; the centre of the 
bridge and part of the gutter and sidewalk should be un- 
covered, the poor timber and planking should be renewed, 
and the bridge repaved, and repairs are needed on the cross- 
bracing, fender-guards, ends of draw and draw landings ; the 
sidewalks on the draw need renewal. 

Cornivall-street Bridge (jover Stony brook, West Roxlury'). 

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

Cottage Farm Bridge (over Boston ^ Albany B.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- 
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 Qover fiats, East Boston^. 

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

Dartmouth-street Bridges (over Boston ^ Albany B.R., and 
Providence Division, iV. Y., N. R. ^ H. R.R.). 

The bridge over the Boston & Albany Railroad was built 
in 1878-79, and is maintained by the City. Very extensive 
changes were made in this bridge in 1899 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 short plate-girder span was entirely 
removed, and the main truss span moved northerly about 
thirty -four feet along the street line, and new masonry built 



28 City Document No. 14. 

to support the bridge in its new position. During the year 
the entire bridge has been cleaned and painted. The lower 
planking is poor, and should be renewed when the bridge is 
again sheathed. 

The bridge over the tracks of the N. Y., N. H. & H. R.R., 
was built in 1899, and is maintained by the railroad company. 

Dorchester-avenue Bridge (over Old Colony Division, N. Y., 
N. H. ^ H. E.R.}. 
See page 129. 

Dorchester-street Bridge (over Old Colony Division, New 
York, Neiu Haven ^ Hartford B.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. The bridge is, however, too 
light a structure for the street-car traffic now passing over it, 
but as the railroad tracks are to be removed very soon and 
the bridge abandoned, it can be made to do service for a year 
or two longer, if carefully looked after. 

Dover-street Bridge (over Fort Poivit Channel). 

This was originally a wooden pile bridge, built in 1806, 
rebuilt m 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 resting on masonry piers 
was built. The under part of the bridge has been painted, 
and new walks have been laid on the sidewalks of the draw, 
and general repairs have been made ; the draw-piers are 
being repaired ; some new track is needed for the draw ; the 
rack should be realigned in order that the draw may be 
reversed!; the masonry piers need repointing. (See page 
106.) J 

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. 

\J 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 



Engineering Department. 2f 

was rebuilt in 1891 ; the woodwork above the piles was 
renewed in 1896. The upper part of the up-river pier has 
been rebuilt. The bridge should be painted ; one Samson 
post needs additional fastening ; the curb irons on the Cam- 
bridge side need regulating, and the staging under the bridge 
on the Boston side needs strengthening. 

Everett-street Bridge (over Boston cf Albany R.R., Brighton). 

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

Federal-street Bridge (over Fort Point Channel). 

This is a wooden pile bridge, with a double retractile iron 
draw, and was rebuilt in 1891-2. The sidewalks on the 
draw have been replanked, the waterways have been repaired, 
the gates have been painted, and general repairs have been 
made. The fence on the main bridge needs painting, the 
sidewalk needs resurfacing in part, the wharves and fender- 
guards need repairing ; the deck of the draw needs renewal, 
the bulkheads at the draw-landing should be trimmed, and 
the draws should run on further ; some loose lumber has 
been caught in the piling and should be removed ; additional 
stops are needed for the draw, the trucks should be cleaned, 
and a spare truck should be provided ; some of the spur- 
shores have begun to decay, and need refitting; the irons on 
the waterway need repairing. 

Fen Bridge (in the Fens). 
This bridge was built in 1891-3. It is in good condition. 

Ferdiiiand-street Bridge [over Boston ^ Albany B.M.). 

This is an iron bridge, built in 1892. In 1899 this bridge 
was shortened about three feet at its southerly end, and the 
old south abutment replaced by a brick pier. This work was 
done by the N. Y., N. H. & H. R.R. in connection with its new 
location of tracks leading to the South Station. The fences 
on the bridge need some repairs, and the lower planking 
should be renewed. 

Forest Hills Entrance Bridge (in Franklin Park). 

This bridge was built in 1894-5. It is maintained by 
the Park Department, and is in good condition. 



30 City Document No. 14. 

Q-old-street Bridge (over Midland Division, New York, New 
Haven ^ Hartford M.B.). 

This bridge was built in 1895, replacing a foot-bridge 
which was built in 1890. The bridge has been painted, and 
the roadway has been sheathed ; the sidewalk plank should 
be renewed, and the walls need some repointing ; otherwise 
the bridge is in good condition. 

Granite 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 fence has been repaired 
and painted. The piling is getting worn; the spur-shores 
should be rebolted, and the piles should be cross-braced ; the 
sidewalk and up-stream pier should be replaned ; the fender- 
guard needs repairing, the abutment should be repaired, and 
the bridge should be painted. 

Harvard Bridge (from Boston to Cambridge). 

This is an iron bridge, with an iron turntable draw, and 
was built in 1887-91. The bridge is in the care of two 
Commissioners, 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 the ironwork on the Boston side has been painted, 
excepting the railings. The Cambridge side should be 
painted, and the railings on both sides. The under plank- 
ing should be renewed. The planking of the draw-piers is 
very rotten and dangerous in places ; both piers should be 
replanked. The masonry should be pointed. The sidewalks 
are in very poor condition, and cannot be considered credit- 
able to the cities responsible for the maintenance of the 
bridge. 

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

The sidewalks are supported by the City, the roadway by 
the railroad ; the brickwork under one of the Avalks needs 
repairing; otherwise the bridge is in good condition. 

Huntington-avenue Bridge (over Boston <f Albany R.R.). 

This is an iron bridge. It was built in 1872, and in 
1876-7 the abutments were rebuilt and the bridge widened 



Engineering Department. 31 

by the addition of two new girders. In 1896, in conse- 
quence of changes in the grade of tlie 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. 

Ipstvich-street Bridge (over Waterway in the Fens'). 
The bridge was built in 1898, and is in good condition. 

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

This is an iron foot-bridge, built in 1892, and is now in 
good condition except paintmg, which should be done during 
the year. 

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

This is a wooden pile bridge, with an iron retractile draw. 
It was built in 1892. General repairs have been made. 
Some of the piling in the fender-guard and under the six- 
foot walk needs renewal. The iron girders need repainting. 
The bridge is in good condition. 

Leverett-Pond Foot-bridge (in Leverett 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 <f Lynn 
R.R.). 

This is an iron bridge, built in 1889. The bridge should 
be painted, and the sidewalks should be repaired. 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. 

Longtvood-avenue Bridge {over Muddy River and Boston 
cf Albany R.R.). 

The original wooden structure was built in 1857, and re- 
built in 1877. The present masonry arches were erected in 



32 City Document No. 14. 

1899 by the Park Departments of Boston and Brookliue, 
and are maintained jointly by them. 

Maiden Bridge (^from Charlestown to EvereW). 

This bridge is being rebuilt, and the ti^avel is accommo- 
dated by a temporary bridge which is in good condition. 
(See page 130.) 

Massachusetts-avenue Bridge (over Boston ^ Alhany 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. Some new lower planking has been put in during 
the yenr, and the ironwork painted. The sidewalks should 
be resurfaced. 

Massachusetts-avenue Bridge (over Providence Division, 
Neiv York, New Haven ^ Hartford R.R.^. 

This is an iron bridge, built in 1876. It is in good con- 
dition with the exception of the lower planking, which should 
be renewed. The sidewalks have been re planked during the 
year. 

Mattapan Bridge (from Dorchester to Milton'). 

The City maintains the part within its limits. This is an 
old iron bridge, and is in poor condition, and will soon be re- 
placed. A new deck of 4-inch spruce has been put on the 
roadway, and the sidewalksh ave been repaired. Plans are 
being made by the Metropolitan Park Commission for a new 
bridge at this place, and the work of construction will be 
commenced at an early date. 

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

This is a wooden pile bridge, with a wooden turntable 
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. 
Only general repairs have been made. 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 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 fur- 



Engineering Department. 33 

nished with some new rack, the track is getting much worn, 
and one pile under the sidewalk should be spliced. 

Milton Bridge (^from Dorchester to Milto7i). 

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 widening 
is an iron structure on stone columns. The Roslindale and 
West Roxbury R.R. Co. has laid a track across the bridge, 
previously rebuilding the westerly sidewalk in a new loca- 
tion. The bridge should be painted and the sidewalk plank- 
ing on the down-stream side of the bridge should be renewed ; 
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 Quincg). 

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 turntable draw. The fences and 
iron girders have been painted, and general repairs been 
made. The up-stream draw arm is bent from being struck ; 
the piers and fender-guards need extensive repairs ; the 
stringers near the gudgeons are in poor condition, and the 
iron flaps need thorough overhauling. 

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

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



y 



34 City Document No. 14. 

Newton-street Bridge (over Providence Division^ New York., 
Neio Eaven cf Hartford R.R.^. 

This is an iron bridge, built in 1872. The sidewalks have 
been resurfaced. The bridge should be painted and the 
lower planking repaired. 

North Beacon-street Bridge (^from Brighton to Watertowii). 

The City maintains the part within its hmits. This is a 
wooden pile bridge with a wooden leaf draw. The original 
structure was built in 1822, and the present one in 1884. 
As was reported last year the bridge is in poor condition, 
several of the draw arms need renewal, and some of the piles 
and deck planking. The pier needs replanking along the 
channel-way, and new plank and capsills on the top. The 
bolts and fastenings to the draw are broken and need renewal. 

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

The City maintains the part within its limits. This bridge 
was originall}" 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 Citj^ pays one-half the cost of mainte- 
nance. The bridge has been painted and minor repairs 
have been made. The abutment, piling, roadway plank and 
fence are in poor condition ; the counterbalances need addi- 
tional rear strikers. This bridge should be replaced with a 
new and wider structure, more in keeping with the improve- 
ments recently made in the vicinity. 

Perkins-street Foot-bridge (over the B. ^ M. R,R. and 
B. ^ A. R.R. in Charlestown'). 

This is a new bridge of three spans, two of wooden string- 
ers and one of steel Pratt trusses ; it was built under the 
Grade Crossmg Act and is connected with the street by 
flights of steps ; the bridge is completed, and will be opened 
to travel in a few days. 



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 
City pays one-half the cost of maintenance. It is in poor 



Engineering Department. 35 

condition, The planking on the draw and a part of the 
bridge has been renewed, and the hinges have been repaired. 
The stringers near the gudgeons are rotten, the draw-arms 
are l)ent and broken, the planking under one sidewalk is in 
poor condition ; this bridge will probably be soon rebuilt at 
a higher grade, owing to the abolishing 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. During the year new hard 
pine planking has been laid, and the bridge is now in good 
condition. 

Scarhoro'' 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. 

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

This is an iron bridge, built in 1871, and although it was 
cleaned and painted in 1897, parts of it, particularly over the 
main tracks of the B. & A. R.R., are very rusty. The 
whole bridge should be stripped, cleaned and painted, and 
the cast-iron parapet covering the sidewalk girders should be 
taken off so that the condition of these girders can be ascer- 
tained. The lower planking is also very poor and should be 
renewed. 

Spring-street Bridge (from West Boxbury to Bedharri). 

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

Stony-brook 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 Bridges {over A, B, C, streets'). 
See page 121. 



36 City Document No. 14. 

Summer-street Bridge (over iV. F., N. H. ^ H. R.R. 
Freight tracks). 
See page 126. 

Summer-street Bridge (over Fort Point Channel). 
See page 119. 

Swett-street Bridge (over Old Colony Division^ N. Y.^ N. H. 
i' IT. R.B.). 

See page 129. 

Swett-street Bridges (over South Bay Sluices). 

These are wooden bridges, built in 1875, as temporary- 
structures ; the easterly bridge has been strengthened and 
redecked and except the wing bulkheads both bridges are 
in fair condition, 

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. The 
piers and wharves have been replanked. Some of the side- 
walk planking has been renewed, and the concrete sidewalks 
been repaired and resurfaced ; the fencing has been repaired 
and painted, and new sidewalks have been built on the draw. 
Some of the piles under the wharf supporting the draw- 
tender's house are broken, the fender-guards are in poor con- 
dition, the paving, the planking on the waterway and the 
track timbers need repairing ; the sidewalk near the old 
Fitchburg Station should be extended about 20 feet. 

West Boston Temporary Bridge (from Boston to Cambridge). 

This bridge was built in 1898-99 to accommodate the 
travel using West Boston bridge till the Cambridge bridge 
should be built ; it is in care of the Commissioners for the 
Boston and Cambridge bridges ; the City pays one-half the 
cost of maintenance. The bolting near the draws needs 
overhauling ; the bridge is in good condition. 



Engineering Department. 37 

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

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 has been renewed, the lower planking patched, and some 
sheathing laid by the City during the past year. The lower 
planking is in poor condition and should be renewed. The 
bridge should be painted. 

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

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 of 
maintenance. Ordinary repairs have been made. The main 
bridge on the Cambridge side is in good condition, the plank- 
ing on the piers and waterway need repairing. On the 
Boston side, some of the piles, the deck planking and fences 
are poor and need renewal, and the pier planking needs re- 
newal in part. 

Western-avenue Bridge (Brighton to Watertown'). 

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 draw has been painted, and the bearings at 
the ends of the draw have been adjusted. Two lines of 
tracks of the Boston Elevated Railroad now cross this bridge, 
and additional stringers of hard pine were placed in the draw 
under each rail. A large latch is needed at the Watertown 
end of the draw. The Boston end of the draw should be 
raised and the centre taken out and adjusted. The angles of 
the ap-stream pier and fender-guards are broken and should 
be repaired and scupper holes should be made in the flooring 
of the draw foundation inside the track circle. 



38 City Document No. 14. 

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 now being 
repaired. 

Wood Island Park Foot-bridge. 

This is a steel foot-bridge, built in 1898-99, and connects 
Prescott street, East Boston, with Wood Island Park, span- 
ning the tracks of the Boston, Revere Bea-ch & Lynn Railroad. 
The walls need pointing and the bridge should be painted. 

Bridges wholly Supported hy Railroad Corporations. 

The bridges maintained by the several railroad companies 
are in good or fair condition, with the exceptions noted. One 
of the trusses of the Dorchester-avenue bridge has been re- 
built. The abutments and filling between the two bridges 
on Main street and the two bridges on Mystic avenue have 
been removed and additional bridge work built, making one 
bridge at each place instead of two. 

Most of the railroad bridges over the Midland Division, 
N. Y., N. H. & H. R.R., in South Boston and the Norfolk- 
street bridge, near the Dorchester Station, are in need of 
repairs ; the stringers should be examined by removing the 
planking, and the woodwork should be renewed where neces- 
sary. 



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Engineering Department. 39 



SURVEYING DIVISION. 



iThe work of the Surveying Division has proceeded upon 
the general lines of former years and has consisted mainly of 
giving lines and grades of public streets, to builders and 
owners, as required in connection with building operations, 
and doing such surveying as called upon for by the several 
City Departments, the greater part being for the Street 
Laying-out Department and the Street Department. 

\During the season of 1900 the construction of Common- 
wealth avenue was completed. 

The large amount of construction and repair work per- 
formed by the Street Department called for an unusual 
amount of line and grade work by this Division. 

"two hundred and twenty-five petitions to lay artificial 
stone sidewalks have been reported upon to the Superintend- 
ent of Streets. 

V In eighty-eight cases the Paving Division was notified that 
the existing edgestone should be reset to the correct line and 
grade. 

^ The amount of edgestone required for one hundred and 
eighty-one estates was ascertained and reported upon to the 
Paving Division. 

^ Fifty-four petitions to construct coal holes, bulkhead and 
sidewalk areas were reported upon to the Superintendent of 
Streets. 

^ Two hundred and thirty-nine petitions for the construction 
of catch-basins were reported to the Sewer Division. 

A system of catch-basins was furnished the Sewer Division 
01} seventy-nine streets, calling for six hundred and fourteen 
basins. 

The locations of two hundred and eighty-nine catch-basins 
were staked out, and sketches of the same furnished the 
Sewer Division. 

Two hundred and forty-three plans and profiles, represent- 
ing a total length of thirty and six-tentlis miles, showing 
1,712 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. 



40 



City Document No. 14. 



A few of the more important being Carleton street, from 
Yarmouth street to Massacliusetts avenue ; South Hunting- 
ton avenue, from Heath street to Centre street ; Hyde Park 
avenue, from Forest Hills street to the Dedham line ; Ruther- 
ford avenue, from Chapman street over Devens street and 
Bow street to City square ; Boardman street, from Saratoga 
street to Gladstone street, and Heath street, from Hunting- 
ton avenue to Parker street. 

Plans have been made of ten passageways for the purpose 
of laying them out as Public Alleys. 

Fifty-six plans have been made for the purpose of assess- 
ing benefits occasioned by the laying out and construction 
of new streets. The most important being that of Columbus 
avenue, from Park square to Franklin park. 

The grades and lines of twenty private streets submitted 
to the Street Commissioner were examined and reported 
upon. 

Plans of the following cemeteries have been made for the 
Cemetery Commission : Central Burial Ground, on the 
Common ; South Burial Ground, at the South End ; Bunker 
Hill Burying Ground, Charlestown ; Eliot Cemetery, Rox- 
bury; North Burying Ground, Dorchester; South Cemetery, 
Dorchester, and the Market-street Burying Ground, Brighton. 

Surveys have been made for the Hospital Department, at 
the City Hospital, and a plan prepared of the Emergency 
Hospital site in Haymarket square. 

This Division, as Custodian of the records, in relation to 
the magnetic variation in Suffolk County, is frequently 
called upon to furnish information upon that subject. The 
following table, covering a period of thirty years, gives the 
number of tests for each year and the yearly average of the 
same : 



Year. 


Number 

of 

Tests. 


Average Varia- 
tion 
West of North. 


YEAR. 


Number 
of 

Tests. 


Average Varia- 
tion 
West of North. 


1871 


9 
8 
3 
3 
3 

13 

6 

8 


10° -53' -46" 
IP -09'- 47" 
11° -07' -53" 
IP -11' -40" 
10° -58' -33" 
IP -13' -00" 
IP- 12' -36" 
11° -28'- 56" 
11° -35' -15" 
IP -34' -53" 
IP -28' -23" 
IP -36' -18" 
IP -42- -02" 
lP-46'-13" 
IP -43'- 12" 


1886 


14 
]■ 

"s 

6 
'8 




1872 




lP-51'-i^4" 

IP -40' -57" 




1888 


1874 


1875 




IP -39'- 56" 
IP -49' -SO" 


1876 


1891 


1877 




1878 








1894 

1895 

1896 




1880 




1881 




1882 


1897 


12° -04' -37" 


1883 


1884 






1885 


1900 


12° -35' -45" 





Engineeking Department. 



41 



In connection with the Surveying Division there have been 
3,060 titles examined, 1,221 deeds and 572 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, 1900, to February 1, 1901 : 

Street lines given ....... 445 

Street grades given . . . . . . .384 

Street Department, Paving Division . . . . 2,262 

Street Department, Sewer Division . . . .676 

Street Department, Street Watering Division . . 27 

Buildings Department ...... 46 

Public Buildings Department . . . . . 17 

Public Grounds Department ..... 7 

Law Department ....... 94 

Street Commissioners ...... 392 

Engineering Department ...... 225 

Park Department ....... 3 

Board of Health 2 

City Hospital Department ..... 3 

Police Department ....... 2 

Fire Department ....... 1 

Cemetery Department ...... 11 

School Committee ....... 3 

Mayor and City Council ...... 3 

Total 4,603 



Twenty-two hundred and seventy-five blue prints have 
been made during the year. 

List of plans for sewerage works made during the year 
ending January 31, 1901. 



Putnam street outlet. 



East Boston. 
Condor street to water. 



Dorchester. 

Davenport brook. — Bailey street to Fuller street. 
Freeport street. — Glendale street to Hancock street. 
Shoreham street. — Carson street to Old Colony Railroad. 



Brighton. 

Commonwealth avenue and Harvard street. — Dwyer lot. 
Faneuil Valley brook. — Washington street opposite Fairbanks 



street. 
3Iadison avenue. 



Between Madison avenue and Shannon street. 



42 City Document No. 14. 

The following list gives the principal sewerage works 
staked out for construction, during the year ending January 
31, 1901: 

South Boston. 

B street. — East First street to Congress street. 

East Boston. 

Putnam street outlet. — Condor street to water, 
'Wordsworth street. — Bennington street to Pope street. 

Dorchester. 

Canterbury brook. — Lyons street, from Callender street to 

Franklin field. 
Richmond street outlet. — From Adams street to Milton Branch 

Railroad. 
Shoreham street. — From Carson street to Old Colony Railroad, 
Tenean creek. — From Park street to Adams street. 
Tenean creek. — From Adams street to Sewer Department Yard. 
Tenean creek. — From Gibson street to Dix street. 

Brighton. 

Harvard avenue. — From Commonwealth avenue to Harvard 

avenue. 
Harvard avenue. — From Harvard avenue to Commonwealth 

avenue. 
Faneuil Valley brook. — From Oakland street to Fairbanks 

street. 
Madison street. — From Madison street to Shannon street. 
Faneuil Valley brook. — From Washington street to Lake 

street. 

West Roxbuey. 

Belgrade avenue. — From bend to Lorraine street. 

Boylston avenue. — Between Ginn estate and railroad. 

Cornell street. — From Newburg street to Westbourne street. 

Gardner street. — Near ice houses. 

Lorraine street. — From Belgrade avenue to Colberg street. 

Perkins street. — From Centre street to Parkway. 

Pleasant street. — From Dent street towards LaGrange street. 

Railroad street. — From Centre street to Corey street. 

Stony brook. — From Green street to Sturtevant's Blower 

Works. 
Westbourne street. — From Cornell street to Beech street. 



Engineering Department. 



43 



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, 1901 : 






73 CO 

ess; 



a-a 
3 9 =^ « 

j4 o'S 



^^ 



February.. 

April 

May 

June 

July 

August — 
September. 
October — 
November . 
December.. 
January .. . 



147 
1,934 
2,889 
1,233 
2,365 
1,632 
2,606 
3,323 
66 



71 
1,211 

8,206 
24,807 
24,273 
37,203 
34,748 
51,532 
46,134 
28,455 

8,342 



24 
448 
3,122 
8,514 
13,305 
14,457 
18,264 
31,275 
36,941 
25,542 



1,367 
7,159 
4,158 
8,628 
12,989 
10,891 
11,093 
3,193 
1,726 



183 
348 
3,487 
8,592 
8,317 
19,119 
20,539 
31,210 
26,241 
26,014 
3,813 



Totals. 



489 16,541 264,982 161,428 61,356 



147 



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, 1901, by districts: 



Districts. 




ill 

CO 




Square Yards 
Block - stone 
Paving and 
Crossings. 


•S a 
US 


i2 
11 

c« 


CD 

11 
It 

CO 






4,978 
401 


64,160 
30,107 
14,843 

12,178 
70,028 
48,446 
13,134 
12,086 


54,700 
16,099 
2,821 
6,779 
44,606 
21,777 
7,703 
6,943 


7,346 
7,858 
4,942 
2,863 
8,614 
6,119 
16,311 
7,303 


44,930 
22,615 
14,706 
7,533 
45,644 
8,085 
3,792 
558 


1,995 


South Boston 






















489 


4,543 

6,004 

166 

449 


382 






West Roxbury. 


















Totals 


489 


16,541 


264,982 


161,428 


61,356 


147,863 


2,377 



44 



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 seven years : 



Year Ending 
January 31. 


CO 


Square Yards 
Block - stone 
Paving and 

Crossings. 






11, 

IB 


pi 


^1 


1895 


23,487 
129,383 
120,158 
154,718 
76,991 
86,354 
264,982 


12,007 
60,472 
64.952 

100,414 
56,541 
60,803 

161,428 


5,175 
32,940 
24,976 
36,658 
14,249 
17,323 
61,356 


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


3,962 
12,2^6 
13,471 
13,599 
11,652 
14,221 
16,541 


11,738 

183 

2,971 

4,019 

1,619 

789 

489 


1,406 


1996 


1,297 
394 


1897 


1898 


27 


1899 




1900 


16 


1901 


2,377 





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, 1900, to February 1, 1901 : 



City Proper. 

(North of Massachusetts avenue.) 

Albany street, south-east side, Beach street to Kneeland street. 

Grade for edgestone, grade of edgestone tested, grade for 

inside, and measurement of sidewalk paving. 
Albany street, at Dover street. Measurement of edgestone and 

roadway paving. 
Albion street, at Compton street. Measurement of edgestone, 

roadway and sidewalk paving. 
Anderson street. Measurement of edgestone, gutter, crosswalk, 

and sidewalk paving. 
Atlantic avenue, at Hotel Essex. Meaurement of sidewalk 

paving. 
Atlantic avemte, easterly side, at Lewis wharf. Measurement 

of edgestone, roadway, and sidewalk paving. 
Atlantic avenue, westerly side, Broad street to Belcher lane. 

Grade of edgestone tested and measurement of edgestone, 

gutter, and sidewalk paving. 
Barrett street, southerly corner North street. Grade of edge- 
stone tested, grade for inside, and measurement of sidewalk 

paving. 
Beach street. South street to Atlantic avenue. Line and grade 

for edgestone. 



Engineering Department. 45 

Beach street^ southwesterly side, Albany street to Lincoln street. 
Revised grade for edgestone, grade of edgestone tested, 
grade for inside, and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Beacon street, north side, near Somerset street. Grade of edge- 
stone tested for area. 

Beacon street, Nos. 8-10. Grade for edgestone, grade of edge- 
stone tested, grade for inside, and measurement of sidewalk 
paving. 

Beacon street, westerly corner Dartmouth street. Plan and pro- 
file of edgestone, etc., for proposed grade. 

Beacon street, Nos. 270 to 280. Measurement of edgestone and 
sidewalk paving. 

Beacon street, No. 394. Grade of edgestone tested, grade for 
inside, and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Beacon street, Nos. 412 to 416. Grade of edgestone tested and 
grade for inside. 

Belcher lane, Purchase street to Atlantic avenue. Grade for 
edgestone tested and measurement of edgestone, roadway 
and sidewalk paving. 

Belmdere street, northerly side, Massachusetts avenue to St. 
Cecilia street. Grade for edgestone tested, line and grade 
for edgestone, grade of edgestone tested, grade for inside, 
and measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Boylston street, Tremont street to Washington street. Measure- 
ment of edgestone, roadway and sidewalk paving. 

Boylston street, Nos. 274 to 310. Measurement of edgestone, 
roadway and sidewalk paving. 

Boylston street, Nos. 306 to 318. Plan and profile for revised 
grade, grade for edgestone, grade of edgestone tested, grade 
for inside and measurement of edgestone, gutter and side- 
waUi paving. 

Boylston street, southerly corner Exeter street. Line and grade 
for edgestone, line and grade of edgestone tested, grade for 
inside, and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Bosioorth street. Measurement of edgestone, roadway and side- 
walk paving. 

Broad street, northeast side, India street to Export street. Plan 
and profile for proposed grade and grade for inside for area. 

Broadvmy, Washington street to B. & A. R.R. Measurement 
of edgestone, roadway and sidewalk paving. 

Cambridge street. No. 29. Grade of sidewalk tested for bulk- 
head. 

Cambridge street, south side, Joy street to South Russell street. 
Measurement of edgestone and sidewalk paving. 

Canal street, at Haymarket square over Subway. Plan and pro- 
file of edgestone for revised grade. 

Canal street, opposite Travers street. Measurement of edge- 
stone, roadway and sidewalk paving. 

Carver street. No. 8. Grade of sidewalk tested for area. 

Causeway street, Prince street to Medford street. Measurement 
of roadway paving. 



46 City Document No. 14. 

Cazenove street^ westerly corner Chandler street. Grade of edge- 
stone tested, grade of edgestone, grade of edgestone tested, 
grade for inside, and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Cazenove street. Measurement of edgestone, gutter, crosswalk 
and sidewalk paving. 

Central street^ Broad street to India street. Plan and profile for 
proposed grade, grade for edgestone on north side, and 
measurement of edgestone, roadway and sidewalk paving. 

Chambers street., Nos. 105 to 113. Grade of edgestone tested, 
grade for inside and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Chambers street^ westerly corner Spring street. Grade of edge- 
stone tested, grade for edgestone and grade for inside for 
area. 

Chambers street^ No. 121. Grade of edgestone tested, grade 
for inside and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Chambers street, Cambridge street to Green street. Measure- 
ment of edgestone, roadway and sidewalk paving. 

Chandler street., easterly corner Cazenove street. Grade of edge- 
stone tested, grade for edgestone, grade of edgestone tested, 
grade for inside, and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Charles street., No. 76. Grade of sidewalk tested for bulkhead. 

Charles street., No. 156 to Cambridge street. Measurement of 
edgestone, roadway and sidewalk paving. 

Charlestown street.. No. 32. Grade of edgestone tested and 
grade for inside for arpa. 

Charlestovm (New) Bridge., northerly corner Causeway street. 
Measurement of roadway paving. 

Charter street.. No. 76, to Commercial street. Measurement of 
edgestone, crosswalk gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Chatham, street., Nos. 5 and 16. Grade for inside for area. 

Church street., Boylston street to Pi-ovidence street. Measure- 
ment of roadway paving. 

Claremont parlc . Measurement of edgestone, gutter, crosswalk 
and sidewalk paving. 

Clarendon street., Tremont street to Columbus avenue. Measure- 
ment of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Columbus ave7iue, north-westerly side, Buckingham street to 
Northampton street. Measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Columbus aoenue., south-easterly side, Columbus square to Mas- 
sachusetts avenue. Measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Commercial street., Hull street to Prince street. Measurement 
of edgestone and roadway paving. 

Commercial street., Nos. 23 and 27. Grade of sidewalk tested 
for area. 

Compton street. Measurement of edgestone, roadway and side- 
walk paving. 

Cornhill., Franklin avenue to Washington street. Plan and pro- 
file to see if grade can be given. 

Cornhill., No. 25. Grade for edgestone, grade of edgestone 
tested, grade for inside and measurement of sidewalk 
paving. 



Engineering Department. 47 

Creek square. Measurement of edgestone, roadway and side- 
walk paving. 

Cross street, Endicott street to Hanover street. Measurement of 
edgestone, roadway and sidewalk paving. 

Dalton street, south-westerly side, Dundee street to Falmouth 
street. Grade of edgestone tested, line and grade for edge- 
stone, line and grade for edgestone tested, grade for inside 
and measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Dartmouth street, Nos. 109-111. Grade of edgestone tested, 
grade for edgestone, profile for revised grade, revised grade 
for edgestone, grade of edgestone tested, grade for inside, 
and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

JDartn-iouth street, No. 116. Grade of edgestone tested, line and 
grade for edgestone, line and grade of edgestone tested, 
and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Dartmouth street, westerly side. No. 120 to Columbus avenue. 
Measurement of edgestone, roadway and sidewalk paving. 

Dartmouth street. No. 126. Grade of edgestone tested for area. 

Devonshire street. No. 23. Grade of sidewalk tested for area. 

Dover street, Albany street to Fort Point channel. Measure- 
ment of edgestone, roadway and sidewalk paving. 

Dundee street, southerly corner Dalton street. Grade of edge- 
stone tested, line and grade for edgestone, line and grade of 
edgestone tested, grade for inside, and measurement of 
edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

East street, corner Atlantic avenue. Measurement of sidewalk 
paving. 

Edinhoro street, Nos. 9 and 11. Grade of sidewalk tested for 
area. 

Elm street, Nos. 7 and 9. Grade for edgestone tested (twice), 
grade for inside, and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Endicott street, Nos. 25 to 29. Line and grade for edgestone, 
line and grade for edgestone tested, grade for inside, and 
measurement of edgestone and sidewalk paving. 

Essex street. Hotel Essex. Measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Exeter street, southerly corner Boylston street. Line and grade 
for edgestone, line and grade for edgestone tested, grade for 
inside, and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Falmouth street, westerly corner Dalton street. Grade of edge- 
stone tested, line and grade for edgestone, line and grade of 
edgestone tested, grade for inside, and measurement of 
edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Falmouth street, south-easterly side near Massachusetts avenue. 
Line and grade for edgestone and measurement of edgestone, 
gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Federal street, north-easterly corner High street. Plan and pro- 
file for proposed grade, line and grade for edgestone, grade 
of edgestone tested, grade for inside, and measurement of 
sidewalk paving. 

Friend street, south-westerly side, near Sudbury street. Line 
and grade for edgestone. 



48 City Document No. 14. 

Friend street^ Washington street to Sudbury street. Measure- 
ment of edgestone, roadway and sidewalk paving. 

Garden street. Measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk 
paving. 

Gray street. Measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk 
paving. 

Grove sti'eet. Measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk 
paving. 

Hancock street., Mt. Vernon street to Myrtle street. Measure- 
ment of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Harrison avenue.^ westerly side, at Hotel Savoy. Grade of 
edgestone tested and grade for inside for area. 

Haverhill street^ Haymarket square to Travers street. Profile of 
edgestone for revised grade, grade for edgestone, and 
measurement of edgestone, roadway and sidewalk paving. 

Hawley street, Franklin street to Summer street. Measurement 
of roadway paving. 

Haymarhet square. Measurement of roadway paving. 

High street.^ north-easterly corner Federal street. Plan and pro- 
file of building for grade, line and grade for edgestone, 
revised grade for edgestone, grade of edgestone tested, grade 
for inside, and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Howard street., No. 9. Grade of sidewalk tested for area. 

Howard street. No. 33. Grade of edgestone tested and grade 
for inside for area. 

Huntington avenue, Nos. 64 and 66. Grade of edgestone tested, 
grade for inside, and measurement of sidewalk paving, 

Huntington avenue, at Copley Square Hotel. Measurement of 
gutter paving. 

Irving street. Measurement of edgestone, gutter, sidewalk and 
crosswalk paving. 

Irvington street, southerly corner Huntington avenue. Grade of 
edgestone tested, grade for edgestone, revised grade for 
edgestone, grade of edgestone tested, grade for inside, and 
measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

James street. Measurement of edgestone, gutter, sidewalk and 
crosswalk paving. 

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

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

Eneeland street, northeasterly side, Albany street to Lincoln 
street. Grade of edgestone tested, grade for inside, and 
measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Kneeland street, Albany street to Atlantic avenue. Measure- 
ment of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Juawrence street. Measurement of edgestone, gutter and side- 
walk paving. 

Lehigh street. Measurement of edgestone, roadway and side- 
walk paving. 

Leverett street. No. 30. Grade of edgestone tested for area. 



Engineering Department. 49 

Leverett street^ No. 60. Grade of edgestone tested, grade for 
inside, and measnrement of sidewalk paving. 

Lincoln street^ north-westerly side. Beach street to Kneeland 
street. Revised grade for edgestone, grade of edgestone 
tested, grade for inside, and measurement of sidewalk 
paving. 

Lincoln street^ north-westerly side, No. 185 to Kneeland street. 
Measurement of roadway paving. 

Massachusetts avenite^ northerly corner Belvidere street. Grade 
of edgestone tested, line and grade for edgestone, line and 
grade for edgestone tested, grade for inside, and measure- 
ment of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Massachusetts avenue^ Boylston street to Falmouth street. 
Measurement of edgestone, gutter, crosswalk and sidewalk 
paving. 

Massachusetts avenue^ northerly corner St. Germain street. 
Grade of edgestone tested, line and grade for edgestone, line 
and grade for edgestone tested, grade for inside, and measure- 
ment of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Massachusetts avenue, at Dundee street. Measurement of cross- 
walk paving. 

Massachusetts avenue, at Falmouth street. Measurement of 
crosswalk paving. 

3Iassachusetts avenue, Columbus avenue to Boston & Provi- 
dence Railroad. Plan and profile for revised grade. 

Massachusetts avenue, Tremont street to Washington street. 
Plan and profile for edgestone for proposed grade and 
measurement of edgestone, gutter, crosswalk and sidewalk 
paving. 

Medford street, No. 23. Measurement of sidewalli paving. 

Merchants Kov), at Faneuil Hall. Grade for area on sidewalk. 

Merrimac street, Sudbury street to Friend street. Measurement 
of edgestone, roadway and sidewalk paving. 

3It. Vernon street, Joy street to Hancock street. Measurement 
of edgestone, gutter, crosswalk and sidewalk paving. 

3It. Vernon place. Measurement of edgestone, gutter and side- 
walk paving. 

Myrtle street, northerly side. South Russell street, to Joy street. 
Grade of edgestone tested. 

Myrtle street, Revere street to Joy street. Measurement of edge- 
stone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Norman street. Measurement of edgestone, roadway and side- 
walk paving. 

North street. No. 348. Grade of edgestone tested for area and 
grade for inside. 

North street, south-easterly side, John street to Barrett street. 
Grade of edgestone tested, grade for edgestone, grade of 
edgestone tested, grade for inside and measurement of side- 
walk paving. 

Norway street, Massachuestts avenue to Falmouth street. Meas- 
urement of edgestone, gutter, crosswalk and sidewalk paving. 



50 City Document No. 14. 

North Market street, at Faneuil Hall. Grade for area on sidewalk. 

Otis street^ Nos. 27 and 29. Grade of sidewalk tested for area. 

Phillips street^ West Cedar street to Ii-ving street. Measure- 
ment of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Pinckney street^ Joy street to Charles street. Measurement of 
edgestone, gutter, driveway and sidewalk paving. 

Pitts street. Measurement of edgestone, roadway and sidewalk 
paving. 

Pleasant street^ Tremont street to Carver street. Measurement 
of roadway and sidewalk paving. 

Portland street^ westerly corner Sudbury street. Line and grade 
for edgestone. 

Purchase street, easterly side, Atlantic avenue to Belcher lane. 
Grade of edgestone tested and measurement of edgestone, 
gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Revere street, Grove street to Irving street. Measurement of 
edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Revere street. West Cedar street to Charles street. Measure- 
ment of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Rollins street. Measurement of edgestone, gutter, crosswalk and 
sidewalk paving. 

St. Cecilia street, northwesterly corner Belvidere street. Line 
and grade for edgestone, line and grade for edgestone 
tested, grade for inside and measurement of edgestone, 
gutter and sidewalk paving. 

St. Germain street, Nos. 36 to 48. Measurement of edgestone, 
gutter and sidewalk paving. 

St. Germain street, northerly corner Massachusetts avenue. 
Grade of edgestone tested, line and grade for edgestone, 
grade of edgestone tested, grade for inside, and measure- 
ment of edgestone, gutter, crosswalk and sidewalk paving. 

Sotith Market street. No. 47. Grade for inside for area. 

South Margin street. Measurement of edgestone, roadway and 
sidewalk paving. 

Savoy street. Measurement of edgestone, roadway and sidewalk 
paving. 

Shawmut avenue, at West Newton street. Measurement of 
edgestone, roadway and sidewalk paving. 

Snoichill street. Charter street to Hull street. Measurement of 
edgestone, gutter, crosswalk and sidewalk paving. 

Spring street, westerly corner Chambers street. Grade of edge- 
stone tested, grade for edgestone, and grade for inside for 
area. 

State street, No. 70. Grade of edgestone tested, grade for inside, 
and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

State street, No. 77. Grade of sidewalk tested for area. 

State street, No. 109. Grade of sidewalk tested for area. 

Stillman street, Endicott street to Charlestown street. Measure- 
ment of roadway paving. 

Sudbury street, Merrimac street to Portland street. Measure- 
ment of edgestone, roadway and sidewalk paving. 



Engineering Department. 51 

Sudbury street^ westerl}^ corner Portland street. Line and grade 
for edgestone. 

Summer street^ No. 161. Levels to test pitch of sidewalk. 

Tremont street^ Nos. 131, 151, 153, 163. Grade of sidewalk 
tested for area. 

Tremont street^ southerly corner Boylston street. Measurement 
of sidewalk paving. 

Tremont street^ Pleasant street to Boston & Albany Railroad. 
Measurement of edgestone, roadway and sidewalk paving. 

Tremont street^ Clarendon street to Union Park. Measurement 
of edgestone, roadway and sidewalk paving. 

Tremont street^ at West Newton street. Measurement of edge- 
stone, roadway and sidewalk paving. 

Tremont street^ at Massachusetts avenue. Measurement of road- 
way paving. 

Union Park^ Shawmut avenue to Montgomery street. Measure- 
ment edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Union Park street, Washington street to Shawinut avenue. 
Measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Utica street, Beach street to Kneeland street. Plan and profile 
for revised grade. 

Utica street, No. 31. Grade of edgestone tested, grade for 
edgestone, grade of edgestone tested and grade for inside. 

Warren avenue, No. 73. Grade of edgestone tested. 

Washington street, No. 268. Grade for inside and measure- 
ment of sidewalk paving. 

Was/migt07i street, Nos. 277 and 279. Grade of edgestone 
tested, grade for inside and measurement of sidewalk pav- 
ing. 

Washington street, Nos. 413 to 417 and 451. Grade of side- 
walk tested for area. 

Washingt07i street, No. 685. Grade of edgestone tested, grade 
for inside, and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Water street, southerly side, near Washington street. Grade of 
sidewalk tested for area. 

West Cedar street, Nos. 33 to 47. Measurement of edgestone, 
gutter and sidewalk paving. 

West Cedar street, Pinckney street to Phillips street. Measure- 
ment of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

West JVewto?i street, Shawmut avenue to Columbus avenue. 
Grade for gutter and measurement of edgestone, gutter, 
crosswalk and sidewalk paving. 

Wesf liutland square, westerly corner Columbus avenue. 
Measurement of sidewalk paving. 

South Boston. 

A street, Nos. 276-282. Measurement of sidewalk paving. 
Bolton street, between D street and E street. Line and grade 

for edgestone and measurement of edgestone, gutter and 

sidewalk paving. 



52 City Document No. 14. 

Boston street^ westerly side, between Howell street and Wash- 
burn street. Measurement of gutter paving. 

Broadxoay^ between Foundry street and Dorchester avenue. 
Measurement of edgestone, roadway and sidewalk paving. 

Dorchester avenue^ between West Sixth street and Alger street. 
Measurement of edgestone, roadway and sidewalk paving. 

Dorchester avenue, Nos. 613-615. Measurement of sidewalk 
paving. 

Dorchester street, between East Third street and East Broadway. 
Line and grade for edgestone, and measurement of edge- 
stone, roadway and sidewalk paving. 

E street, at Fargo street. Measurement of edgestone and road- 
way paving. 

East Second street, No. 713. Line and grade for edgestone. 

East Second street. No. 724. Line and grade for edgestone. 

East Secojid street, Nos. 825-827. Line and grade of edge- 
stone and measurement of edgestone and sidewalk paving. 

East Third street, between Dorchester street and Emerson street. 
Line and grade for edgestone and measurement for edge- 
stone, roadway and sidewalk paving. 

East Ihird street, Nos. 526-528. Line and grade for edgestone 
and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

East Third steeet, southwesterly corner street. Line and 
grade for edgestone. 

East Third street, between N street and O street. Line and 
grade for edgestone and measurement of edgestone, gutter 
and sidewalk paving. 

East Broadway, north-westerly corner O street. Measurement 
of sidewalk paving. 

East Fourth street, between Dorchester street and G street. 
Line and grade for edgestone and measurement of edge- 
stone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

East Fourth street, between G- street and H street. Line and 
grade for edgestone and measurement of edgestone, gutter 
and sidewalk paving. 

East Fourth street, between N street and O street. Line and 
grade for edgestone and measurement, roadway and side- 
walk paving. 

East Fourth street, between O street and P street. Line and 
grade for edgestone and measurement of edgestone, roadway 
and sidewalk paving. 

East Fifth street, between G street and H street. Measurement 
of gutter paving. 

East Sixth street, between Gr street and H street. Line and 
grade for edgestone and measurement of edgestone, gutter 
and sidewalk paving. 

East Sixth street, Nos. 434-454. Measurement of edgestone 
and sidewalk paving. 

East Sixth street, No. 427, to G street. Measurement of edge- 
stone and sidewalk paving. 

East Sixth street, Nos. 732-740. Line and grade for edgestone. 



Engineering Department. 53 

^ast Eighth street^ Nos. 442-444. Measurement of sidewalk 
paving. 

Emerson street^ between East Third street and H street. Line 
and grade for edgestone and measurement of edgestone, 
roadway and sidewalk pa%ang. 

Emerson street^ between K street and L street. Line and grade 
for edgestone and measurement of edgestone, gutter and 
sidewalk paving. 

Em.erson street, between L street and M street. Line and grade 
for edgestone and measurement of edgestone, gutter and 
sidewalk paving. 

F street, between West Broadway and Silver street. Line and 
giade for edgestone, line and grade for edgestone tested 
(three times), grade for artificial stone sidewalk, revised 
grade for artificial stone sidewalk, grade for artificial stone 
sidewalk tested, and measurement of artificial stone side- 
walk. 

G street, between East Fourth street and East Fifth street. 
Line and grade for edgestone and measurement of edgestone, 
gutter and sidewalk paving. 

G street, between East Fifth street and East Sixth street. Line 
and grade for edgestone, and measurement of edgestone, gut- 
ter and sidewalk paving. 

J£ street, between Emerson street and East Broadway. Line and 
grade for edgestone and measurement of edgestone, gutter 
and sidewalk paving. 

H street, between East Broadway and East Fourth street. Line 
and grade for edgestone and measurement of edgestone, gut- 
ter and sidewalk paving. 

ff street, between East Fourth street and East Fifth street. 
Measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Ij street, between East First street and L-street bridge. Line 
and grade for edgestone, and measurement of edgestone and 
roadway paving. 

L street, between East First street and East Second street. 
Measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

X street, between East Second street and East Third street. Line 
and grade for edgestone, and measurement of edgestone, gut- 
ter and sidewalk paving. 

X street, between East Third street and East Broadway. Meas- 
urement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Leeds street, between Woodward street and Dorchester avenue. 
Line for cutting off building. 

Linden street, between East Fourth street and Thomas park. 
Line and grade for edgestone, and measurement of edge- 
stone, gutter and sidewalk paxing. 

M street, between East Broadway and East Fourth street. Line 
and grade for edgestone, and measurement of edgestone, gut- 
ter and sidewalk paving. 

M street, between East Fourth street and East Fifth street. 
Measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 



64 City Document No. 14. 

M street^ between East Fifth street and East Sixth street. 
Measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

31 street, between East Sixth street and East Seventh street. 
Measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

31 street, between East Seventh street and East Eighth street. 
Line for edgestone and measurement of edgestone, gutter 
and sidewalk paving. 

3r street, between East Broadway and East Fourth street. Line 
and grade for edgestone, and measurement of edgestone, 
gutter and sidewalk paving. 

^street, between East Fourth street and East Fifth street. 
Line and grade for edgestone, and measurement of edge- 
stone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Old Harbor street, between Dorchester street and Telegraph 
street. Line and grade for edgestone, and measurement of 
edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Old Harbor street, between Telegraph street and East Eighth 
street. Line and grade for edgestone, and measurement of 
edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Old Harbor street, Xos. 81-83. Measurement of sidewalk 
paving. 

Old Harbor street, beeween East Eighth street and Columbia 
road. Line and grade for edgestone, and measurement of 
edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Pacifc street, between East Fourth street and Thomas park. 
Line and grade for edgestone, and measurement of edge- 
stone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Silver street, north-easterly corner F street. Line and grade for 
edgestone, line and grade of edgestone tested, grade for 
artificial stone sidewalk, grade of artificial stone sidewalk 
tested, and measurement of artificial stone sidewalk. 

Summer street, near L-street bridge. Measurement of roadway 
paving. 

Vale street, Nos. 14-16-18. Line and grade for edgestone, line 
and grade of edgestone tested, grade for artificial stone 
sidewalk, grade of artificial stone sidewalk tested, and meas- 
urement of artificial stone sidewalk. 

West Broadxoay , Nos. 421-427. Line and grade of edgestone 
tested, grade for artificial stone sidewalk, revised grade for 
artificial stone sidewalk, and measurement of artificial stone 
sidewalk. 

West JBroadxoay , southerly side, between Dorchester avenue and 
No. 21. Measurement of roadwa}' and sidewalk pacing. 



East Boston. 

Bennington street, Nos. 295-297. Grade for bulkhead. 

Breed street, Gladstone street to Leyden street. Measm-ement 

of gutter paving. 
Breed street, at Ashley street. Measurement of gutter paving. 



Engineering Department. 55 

Brool's street^ easterly side, between Falcon street and White 
street. Measurement of edgestone, gutter, driveway and 
sidewalk paving. 

Brooks street^ westerly side, between Falcon street and West 
Eagle street. Measurement of edgestone, gutter and side- 
walk paving. 

Brooks street^ between Condor street and Falcon street. Meas- 
urement of gutter and crosswalk paving. 

Chelsea street^ south-easterly side, between Curtis street and East 
Eagle square. Measurement of edgestone, gutter and side- 
walk paving. 

Condor street^ southerly side, between Brooks street and Meri- 
dian street. Line and grade for edgestone. 

Condor street, southerly side, between Brooks street and Meridian 
street. Measurement for assessment. 

Cottage street^ between Marginal street and Maverick street. 
Measurement of edgestone, gutter, driveway, crosswalk and 
sidewalk paving. 

Decatur street, No. 23, southerly corner Liverpool street. Levels 
and measurement on edgestone and grade for bulkhead and 
coal holes. 

Eagle street, southerly side, at Lexington street. Measurement 
of sidewalk paving. 

Eagle street^ Nos. 52-54. Line and grade for edgestone. 

Eutaw street, between Meridian street and White street. Meas- 
urement of edgestone, gutter, driveway, crosswalk and side- 
walk paA-ing. 

Falco7i street, southerly side, near Brooks street. Measurement 
of gutter paving. 

Falcon street, Nos. 103 and 105. Line and grade for edgestone. 

Falcon street. No. 191. Line and grade for edgestone. 

Gladstone street, northerly side, near Walley street. Measure- 
ment of gutter paving. 

Henry street. Measurement of edgestone, gutter, crosswalk and 
sidewalk paving. 

Lexington street, between Prescott street and Shelby street. 
Measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Lexington street, at junction East Eagle street. Measurement 
of sidewalk paving. 

Leyden street, at Breed street. Measurement of crosswalk 
paving. 

Liverpool street, at and near Central square. Measurement of edge- 
stone, roadway, driveway, crosswalk and sidewalk paving. 

3farion street, between Bennington street and White street. 
Measurement of edgestone, gutter, driveway, crosswalk and 
sidewalk paving. 

Marion street, westerly side, between Princeton street and Sara- 
toga street. Levels and measurements for profile, levels and 
measurements on edgestone, line and grade for setting edge- 
stone, line and grade of edgestone tested, and grade for in- 
side. 



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Maverick street^ southerly corner Maverick square. Grade for 
bulkhead. 

Maverick street^ No. 143. Levels on curb and grade for bulk- 
head, 

Maverick street^ No. 186. Line and grade for edgestone. 

Maverick street^ No. 238. Line and grade for edgestone. 

Meridian street^ easterly side, between Lexington street and 
Trenton street. Measurement of edgestone, roadway and 
sidewalk paving. 

Meridian street^ at and near Havre street. Measurement of 
edgestone, roadway and sidewalk paving. 

Meridian street^ opposite Police Station No. 7. Measurement 
of roadway. 

Meridian street^ No. 262. Levels and measurements on curb, 
and grade for bulkhead. 

Monmouth street^ between Marion street and Meridian street. 
Measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Morris street^ north-westerly side, at Putnam street. Measure- 
ment of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Morris street^ Nos. 20-26. Line and grade for resetting edge- 
stone. 

Orleans street^ easterly corner Maverick street. Line and grade 
for edgestone, and measurement of edgestone, gutter and 
sidewalk paving. 

Orleans street, No. 106. Line and grade for bulkhead. 

Paris street, south-easterly side, between Brooks street and Put- 
nam street. Measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk 
paving. 

Paris street, north-westerly side, at Bennington street. Measure- 
ment of edgestone, gutter, driveway and sidewalk paving. 

Paris street, north-westerly side, between Sumner street and 
Engine House No. 9. Measurement of edgestone, gutter, 
driveway, crosswalk and sidewalk paving. 

Paris street, south-easterly side, between Sumner street and 
Maverick street. Measurement of edgestone. gutter, cross- 
walk, driveway and sidewalk paving. 

Princeton street, southerly corner Marion street, at High School. 
Levels and measurements on edgestone, line and grade for 
resetting edgestone, levels and measurements for profile, line 
and grade of edgestone, tested, inside grade, and measure- 
ment of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Putnam street, westerly side, between Trenton street and White 
street. Measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk 
paving. 

Putnam street, easterly side, between Condor street and Falcon 
street. Measurement of gutter paving. 

Putnam square. Measurement of edgestone, gutter and side- 
walk paving. 

Putnam street, southerly side, between Bennington street and 
Morris street. Measurement of edgestone, gutter, driveway, 
and sidewalk pa\ing. 



Engineering Department. 57 

Saratoga street^ northerly side, at Marion street, at High School. 
Levels and measurements for profile, levels and measure- 
ments on edgestone, line and grade for resetting edgestone, 
line and grade to test edgestone, inside grade, and measure- 
ment of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Shelby street, easterly corner Princeton street. Line and grade 
for edgestone. 

Trenton street^ between Brooks street and Meridian street. 
Measurement of edgestone, crosswalks, gutter, driveway, and 
sidewalk paving. 

White street, between Eutaw street and Putnam street. Meas- 
urement of edgestone, gutter, driveway, crosswalk and side- 
walk paving. 

White street, sputherly side, between Marion street and Meridian 
street. Measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Winthrop street, measurement of edgestone, gutter, crosswalk, 
and sidewalk paving. 

Charlestown. 

Alford street, between Main street and the l)ridge. Measure- 
ment of edgestone and roadway paving. 

Allston street. Bunker Hill street to Medford street. Measure- 
ment of edgestone, gutter, crosswalk, and sidewalk paving. 

Austin street, between Fitchburg Railroad and Boston & Maine 
Railroad Measurement of roadway paving. 

Galdwell street. Main street to Perkins street. Grade for reset- 
ting edgestone, and measurement of edgestone, roadway, 
driveway, and sidewalk paving. 

Chamber street, northerly side, between Chelsea street and Water 
street. Measurement of edgestone, roadway and sidewalk 
pa\'ing. 

Chelsea street. City square to Mt. Vernon street. Measurement 
of edgestone, roadway, crosswalk and sidewalk paving. 

City square, southerly side, near Warren avenue. Measurement 
of crosswalk paving. 

Cordis-street avenue, Pleasant street to Cordis street. Measure- 
ment of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Ferrin street, near Jackson street. Measurement of edgestone, 
roadway, driveway and sidewalk paving. 

Green street, southerly side between Main street and High street, 
Measurement of sidewalk paving. 

High street. Cordis street to Walker street. Measurement of 
edgestone, gutter, crosswalk and sidewalk paving. 

Monument street, easterly side, between Bunker Hill street and 
No. 75. Levels and measurements for profile and grade for 
resetting edgestone. 

Mt. Yernon street, from Adams street to end of street. Meas- 
urement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Park street, westerly side, between City square and Joiner street. 
Levels and measurements on edgestone, line and grade for 
resetting edgestone and measurement of roadway paving. 



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Pearl street^ Bunker Hill street to Medford street. Levels and 
measurements on edgestone, grade for resetting edgestone, 
arid measurement of edgestone, gutter, crosswalk and side- 
walk paving. 

Pearl street^ between High street and Summer street. Measure- 
ment of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Perkins street, between Caldwell street and Brighton street. 
Measurement of roadway paving. 

Pleasant street., Main street to Monument square. Measurement 
of edgestone, gutter, driveway, crosswalk and sidewalk 
paving. 

Stone street, Nos. 16 to 24. Measurement for assessment. 

Thompson square, easterly side, at northerly corner .Church street. 
Measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Wa7'ren avenue, easterly side, Fitchburg Railroad and the bridge. 
Measurement of roadway, driveway and sidewalk paving. 

Warreii avenue, easterly side, between City square and Water 
street. Measurement of roadway paving. 

West street, No. 5. Grade for bulkhead. 

ROXBURY. 

(South of Massachusetts avenue.) 

Albany street, at Swett street. Measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Albany street, westerly side. No. 871 to Randall street. Meas- 
urement of edgestone, roadway and sidewalk paving. 

Alleghany street, at Parker street. JNIeasurement of edgestone 
gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Amory street. No. 172. Line and grade for edgestone tested, 
grade for inside and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Amory street, at School street. Measurement of crosswalk 
paving. 

Autum7i street. Measurement of edgestone and gutter paving. 

Ba'mhridge street. Plan and profile for proposed grade. 

Bartlett street. No. 21 to Washington street. Measurement of 
edgestone, roadway and sidewalk paving. 

Batavia street. Measurement of edgestone, gutter, crosswalk 
and sidewalk paving. 

Batchelder street, Burrell street to Marshfield street. Measure- 
ment of edgestone gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Batchelder street, easterly corner Burrell street. Measurement 
of sidewalk paving. 

Bay State road, north-easterly corner Raleigh street. Grade 
of edgestone tested, grade for edgestone, grade for inside, 
and measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Bay State road. No. 56. Grade of edgestone tested, grade for 
edgestone, grade of edgestone tested, and measurement of 
edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Bay State road. No. 71. Grade of edgestone tested, grade for 
inside, and measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk 
paving. 



Engineering Department. 59 

Bay State road^ No. 77. Grade of edgestone tested, grade for 
edgestone, grade of edgestone tested, grade for inside, and 
measuienient of edgestone, and gutter paving. 

Bay State road, Nos. 82 to 94. Grade of edgestone tested, 
line and grade for edgestone, grade of edgestone tested, 
grade for inside, and measurement of edgestone, gutter and 
sidewalk paving. 

Bay State road. No. 117. Measurement of sidewalk parang. 

Bay State road, Nos. 121 to 125. Grade of edgestone tested, 
grade for edgestone, line and grade for edgestone tested, 
grade for inside, and measurement of edgestone, gutter and 
sidewalk paving. 

Bay State road, Nos. 131 and 133. Grade of edgestone 
tested, grade for edgestone, grade of edgestone tested, grade 
for inside, and measurement of edgestone, gutter and side- 
walk paving. 

Bay State road, No. 153. Grade of edgestone tested, and line 
and grade for edgestone. 

Bay State road, Nos. 158 to 164. Grade of edgestone tested, 
grade for edgestone, grade of edgestone tested, grade for 
inside, and measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk 
paving. 

Bay State road, No. 166. Grade of edgestone tested, grade 
for edgestone, grade of edgestone tested, and measurement 
of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Bay State road, Nos. 183 to 189 . Grade of edgestone tested, grade 
for edgestone, grade of edgestone tested, grade for inside, and 
measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Bay State road, Nos. 193 to 199. Grade of edgestone tested, 
grade for inside, and measurement of edgestone, gutter and 
sidewalk paving. 

Bay State road, Nos. 204 to 210. Grade of edgestone tested, 
grade for edgestone, grade of edgestone tested, grade for 
inside, and measuremeHt of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk 
paving. 

Beacon street, Massachusetts avenue to Raleigh street. Grade 
for edgestone, and measurement of edgestone, gutter, cross- 
walk, and sidewalk paving. 

Beacon street. No. 532. Grade of edgestone tested, grade for 
inside, and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Beacon street, southerly corner Brookline avenue. Line and 
grade for edgestone, grade of edgestone tested, grade for 
inside, and measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk 
paving. 

Beacon street, westerly corner Commonwealth avenue. Measure- 
ment of crosswalk paving. 

Bellevue street. No. 47. Line and grade for sidewalk. 

Bellevue street. Park to Francis street. Measurement of gutter 
and crosswalk paving. 

Bickford street. Measurement of edgestone, gutter and cross- 
walk, and sidewalk paving. 



60 City Document No. 14. 

Bickford street^ north-westerly corner Centre street. Grade for 
edgestone. 

Blue Hill avenue^ at Maywood street. Measurement of edge- 
stone and crosswalk paving. 

Blue mil avenue^ at Woodcliffe street. Measurement of cross- 
walk paving. 

Blue Hill avenue^ Nos. 245 and 247. Line and grade for edge- 
stone, line and grade for edgestone tested, grade for in- 
side, and measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk 
paving. 

Blue Hill avenue^ south-easterly side, Grove street to Intervale 
street. Grade for edgestone. 

Blue Hill avenue^ Lawrence avenue to Intervale street. Measure- 
ment of edgestone and roadway paving. 

Blue Hill avenue^ at Brunswick street. Measurement of cross- 
walk paving. 

Blue Hill avenue^ Nos. 421 to 425. Line and grade for edge- 
stone, line and grade for edgestone tested, grade for inside, 
and measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Broohford street, at Eand street. Measurement of edgestone, 
gutter and sidewalk paving. 

BrooJcline avemce, south-easterly corner Beacon street. Grade 
of edgestone tested, line and grade for edgestone, grade 
of edgestone tested, and measurement of edgestone, gutter 
and sidewalk paving. 

Brookline avenue, at Short street. Measurement of edgestone 
and crosswalk paving. 

Brookline avenue, Boylston street to Boston & Albany Railroad. 
Measurement of gutter paving. 

Brookline avenue, Longwood avenue to Smyrna street. Grade 
for edgestone. 

Brookline avenue, southerly corner Francis street. Line and 
grade for edgestone. 

Brunsioick street, grade for edgestone, and measurement of 
edgestone, gutter and crosswalk paving, and measurement 
for assessment plan. 

Burrell street, No. 79, to Batchelder street. Measurement of 
edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Calumet street, Nos. 50 to 56. Line and grade for edgestone 
and measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Calumet street, Pequot street to St. Alphonsus street. Line and 
grade for edgestone, measurement of edgestone, gutter and 
sidewalk paving and measurement for assessment plan. 

Centre street, southerly side. Highland street to Highland 
avenue. Measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk 
paving. 

Centre street, north-westerly corner Bickford street. Grade for 
edgestone. 

Centre street, north-westerly corner Gay Head street. Grade of 
edgestone tested, grade for inside, and measurement of side- 
walk paving. 



Engineering Department. 61 

CUford street^ Measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk 
paving. 

Cobden street^ No. 17. Line and grade for edgestone and 
measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Columbus avenue^ Tremont street to Camden street. Measure- 
ment of sidewalk paving. 

Columbus avenue, easterly corner Cunard street. Grade for 
edgestone tested, grade for inside and measurement of 
sidewalk paving. 

Cohwibus avenue, at Roxbury Crossing. Measurement of edge- 
stone, roadway and sidewalk paving. 

Columbus avenue, Nos. 1090 to 1094. Measurement of sidewalk 
paving. 

Columbus avenue, No. 1103. Grade for inside for area. 

Columbus avenue. No. 1140. Measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Com,monwealth avenue. Beacon street to St. Mary's street. 
Grade for edgestone, and measurement of edgestone and 
gutter paving. 

Crav) ford street. No. 139. Line and grade for edgestone, line 
and grade for edgestone tested, grade for inside and 
measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Crav)ford street, Humboldt avenue to Elm Hill avenue. Measure- 
ment of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

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

Dennis street, Nos. 20 to 26. Line and grade for edgestone, line 
and grade for edgestone tested, grade for inside, and 
measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Devon street. No. 4. Line and grade for edgestone, line and 
grade for edgestone tested, grade for inside, and measure- 
ment of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Dorr street, easterly corner Highland street. Line and grade for 
edgestone, and measurement of edgestone, gutter and side- 
walk paving. 

Dunmore street, south-westerly side. Line and grade for edge- 
stone, and measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk 
paving. 

Elm Hill aveiiue, south-westerly side Crawford street to Ruthven 
street. Measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk 
paving. 

li/hn Hill avenue, at Hutcliings street. Measurement of edge- 
stone and crosswalk paving. 

Elminood street. No. 8. Measurement of edgestone, gutter and 
sidewalk paving. 

Fairbury street. No. 28. Measurement of edgestone, gutter 
and sidewalk paving. 

Fisher avenue, Nos. 70 and 72. Line and grade for edgestone, 
and measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Fisher avenue. No. 74. Grade for edgestone. 



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Forbes street. No. 67. Measurement of edgestone and gutter 
paving. 

Francis street, easterly corner Bellevue street. Measurement of 
gutter paving. 

Gainshoro' street, southerly side, Huntington avenue to St. 
Stephens street. Measurement of edgestone, gutter and 
sidewalk paving. 

Gainsboro' street, north-easterly side, Huntington avenue to Bos- 
ton and Providence Railroad. Measurement of edgestone, 
gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Gardner street, south-westerly corner Roxbury street. Line and 
grade for edgestone, line and grade for edgestone tested, 
grade for inside, and measurement of edgestone, gutter and 
sidewalk paving. 

Gay Head street, north-westerly corner Centre street. Grade of 
edgestone tested, grade for edgestone, grade of edgestone 
tested, grade for inside, and measurement of sidewalk pav- 
ing. 

Gore street, Nos. 2 to 8. Line and grade for edgestone, and 
measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Greemoich place (private way). Measurement of edgestone, 
gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Greemoich street. Measurement of edgestone, gutter and side- 
walk paving. 

Halleck street. No. 28, to Ruggles street. Line and grade for 
edgestone and measurement of edgestone, gutter and side- 
walk paving. 

Hampshire street, Cabot street to Whittier street. Measurement 
of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Harrishojf street, Humboldt avenue to Harold street. Line and 
grade for edgestone. 

Harrishoff street, Nos. 90 to 98. Line and grade for edgestone 
tested, line and grade for edgestone, line and grade for edge- 
stone tested, grade for inside, and measurement of edge- 
stone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 
Harrishojf street, Nos. 100 to 108. Line and grade for edge- 
stone, line and grade for edgestone tested, grade for inside, 
and measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 
Harrishoff street. No. 110. Line and grade for edgestone, line 
and grade for edgestone tested, grade for inside, and measure- 
ment of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 
Harrishoff street, southerly corner Harold street. Line and grade 
for edgestone and measurement of edgestone and gutter 
paving. 
Harrishoff' street, north-easterly side, between Humboldt avenue 
and Harold street. Measurement of edgestone and gutter 
paving. 
Harrishoff' street, westerly corner Harold street. Line and grade 
for edgestone, line and grade for edgestone tested, grade for 
inside and measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk 
paving. 



Engineering Department. 63 

Harold street^ Nos. 27 and 29. Grade of edgestoue tested, grade 
for inside, and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Harold street., Nos. 31 to 35. Line and grade for edgestone 
tested, grade for inside, and measurement of edgestone, 
gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Harold street^ easterly corner Munroe street. Grade for edge- 
stone, grade of edgestone tested, grade for inside and 
measurement of edgestone and gutter paving. 

Harold street. No. 43. Grade of edgestone tested, grade for 
inside, and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Harold street, southerly corner Harrishoff street. Line and grade 
for edgestone, and measurement of edgestone and gutter 
paving. 

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

Harold street, Nos. 131 and 133. Line and grade for edge- 
stone, line and grade for edgestone tested, grade for in- 
side, and measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk 
paving. 

Havsiland street. Line and grade for edgestone and measurement 
of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Hazelwood street, westerly corner Munroe street. Grade of edge- 
stone tested, grade for edgestone, grade of edgestone tested, 
grade for inside and measurement of edgestone, gutter and 
sidewalk paving. 

Hazelwood street, northerly corner Munroe street. Measurement 
of sidewalk paving. 

Heath street, Nos. 79 to 87. Measurement of gutter paving. 

Heath street, Nos. 231 to 247. Measurement of edgestone and 
gutter paving. 

Heath street, No. 261. Measurement of crosswalk paving. 

Heath street, easterly corner lawn street. Line and grade for 
edgestone and measurement of edgestone, gutter and side- 
walk paving. 

Heath street, Nos. 305 to 319. Line and grade for edgestone, 
plan and profile for revised grade and revised grade for 
edgestone. 

Heath street, south-westerly side, S. Huntington avenue to Hunt- 
ington avenue. Measurement of edgestone, gutter and 
sidewalk paving. 

Heath street, at Huntington avenue. Measurement of edgestone, 
gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Hemenway street, Nos. 142 to 148. Measurement of sidewalk 
paving. 

Hememcay street, easterly corner Boylston street. Measurement 
of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Hemenway street, easterly side, Bryant street to Huntington 
avenue. Measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk 
paving. 



64 City Document No. 14. 

Hexoes street. Measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk 
paving. 

Highland street., Millmont street to Dorr street. Line and grade 
for edgestone on north-easterly side, and measurement of 
edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Homestead street.. No. 13. Line and grade for edgestone, line 
and grade for edgestone tested, grade for inside, and meas- 
urement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Howland street., Humboldt avenue to Elm Hill avenue. Measure- 
ment of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Hoioland street., l^o. 86. Grade of edgestone tested, grade for 
edgestone, grade of edgestone tested, grade for inside, and 
measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Howland street., No. 83. Grade of edgestone tested, grade for 
edgestone, grade of edgestone tested, grade for inside, and 
measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Humboldt avenue., easterly corner Munroe street. Grade of 
edgestone tested, line and grade for edgestone, line and grade 
for edgestone tested, grade for inside, and measurement of 
edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Humboldt avenue., No. 83. Measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Humboldt avenue., Townsend street to Waumbeck street. Line 
and grade for edgestone (twice) . 

Humboldt avenue., easterly corner Brookledge street. Line and 
grade for edgestone, line and grade for edgestone tested, 
grade for edgestone, grade of edgestone tested, grade for 
inside, and measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk 
paving. 

Humboldt avenue., northerly corner Seaver street. Grade of 
edgestone tested, grade for inside, and measurement of 
edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Huntington avenue.. No. 311. Measurement of crosswalk paving. 

Huntington avenue, south-easterly side, Gainsboro' street to 
Longwood avenue. Grade for edgestone, and measurement 
of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Huntington avenue., Longwood avenue to Tremont street. 
Measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Huntington avenue., Nos. 797 to 811. Measurement of edge- 
stone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Huntington avenue.. No. 872. Measurement of crosswalk paving. 

Huntington avenue., at Colburn street. Grade for edgestone and 
measurement of edgestone, gutter and crosswalk paving. 

Huntington avenue., southerly corner Heath street. Measure- 
ment of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Hem.pton street., from Huntington avenue. Line and grade for 
edgestone. 

Hensington street, No. 13. Line and grade for edgestone, line 
and grade for edgestone tested, grade for inside, and meas- 
urement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Kingsbury street, Nos. 4 and 6. Line and grade for edgestone, 
line and grade for edgestone tested, and grade for inside. 



Engineering Department. 65 

Kingshnry street., Nos. 4 to 10. Measurement of edgestone, 
gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Lawn street., easterly corner Heath street. Line and grade for 
edgestone, and measurement of edgestone, gutter and side- 
walk paving. 

Ztongwood avenue, 'No. 325. Measurement of edgestone, gutter 
and sidewalk paving. 

Longxoood avenue, Nos. 356 to 364. Grade of edgestone tested, 
line and grade for edgestone, line and grade for edgestone 
tested, grade for inside, and measurement of edgestone, 
gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Magazine street, north-westerly side, Dudley street to Dunmore 
street. Line and grade for edgestone, and measurement of 
edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Maple street. No. 8. Line and grade for edgestone, line and 
grade for edgestone tested, grade for inside, and measure- 
ment of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Marble street, south-westerly side. Measurement of edgestone, 
gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Marvin street. Measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk 
paving. 

Massachusetts avenue, southerly corner Newbury street. Measure- 
ment of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

3fassachusetts avenue, at Astor street. Measurement of cross- 
walk. 

Massachusetts avenue, No. 183. Measurement of crosswalk. 

Massachusetts avenue. No. 393. Line and grade for edgestone, 
grade of edgestone tested, grade for inside and measure- 
ment of sidewalk paving. 

Massachusetts avenue, at Swett street. Measurement of road- 
way paving. 

Massachusetts avenue, Swett street to railroad bridge. 
Measurement of gutter paving. 

Millmont street, southerly corner Highland street. Line and 
grade for edgestone, and measurement of edgestone, gutter 
and sidewalk paving. 

Mountfort street, Nos. 33 and 35. Grade of edgestone tested, 
grade for edgestone, and measurement of sidewalk 
paving. 

Mountfort street, Nos. 37 and 39. Grade of edgestone tested, 
grade for edgestone, grade of edgestone tested, and 
measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Mt. Pleasant avenue, Nos. 43 and 45. Grade of edgestone tested, 
and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

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

Munroe street, easterly corner Humboldt avenue. Grade of 
edgestone tested, grade for inside, and measurement of 
sidewalk paving. 



66 City Document No. 14. 

Munroe street^ top of hill, between, between Humboldt , avenue 
and Harold street. Grade for cutting. 

Munroe street^ Nos. 87 to 97. Line and grade for edgestone, 
line and grade for edgestone tested, grade for inside, and 
measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Northampton street^ Albany street to Harrison avenue. Grade 
for edgestone, and measurement of edgestone, gutter and 
sidewalk paving. 

Norway street^ northerly side, Massachusetts avenue to Turner 
street. Measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk 
paving. 

Oscar street, at Parker street. Measurement of edgestone, 
gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Otisfield street, line and grade for edgestone, and measurement 
of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Palmer street, Eustis street to Harrison avenue. Measurement 
of edgestone, roadway and sidewalk paving. 

Palmer place (private way). Measurement of edgestone and 
sidewalk paving. 

Parker street, Longwood avenue to Parker Hill avenue. Measure- 
ment of edgestone, gutter, roadway and sidewalk paving. 

Parker street, at Souther's brewery. Measurement of edgestone, 
roadway and sidewalk paving. 

Parker Hill avenue, Huntington avenue to Parker street. Line 
and grade for gutter, and measurement of gutter paving. 

Raleigh street, north-easterly corner Bay State road. Grade of 
edgestone tested, line and grade for edgestone, line and 
grade for edgestone tested, grade for inside, and measure- 
ment of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Raleigh street, southerly corner Bay State road. Measurement 
of edgestone and gutter paving. 

Pand street, at Brookford street. Measurement of edgestone 
and gutter paving. 

Rockland street, at Hewes street. Measurement of edgestone, 
gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Roxhury street, southerly corner Gardner street. Plan and pro- 
file for proposed grade, line and grade for edgestone, line 
and grade for edgestone tested, grade for inside, and meas- 
urement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Ruggles street, Washington street to Cabot street. Line and 
grade for edgestone. 

Ruggles street, Washington street to Tremont street. Measui'e- 
ment of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Ruggles street, at Vancouver street. Grade for edgestone. 

Ruggles street, Huntington avenue to Parkway. Measurement 
of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Ruthven street. No. 74. Line and grade for edgestone, and 
measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Ruthven street, Nos. 75 and 77. Line and grade for edgestone, 
line and grade for edgestone tested, grade for inside, and 
measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 



Engineering Department. 67 

Jiuthven street, No. 147. Line and grade for edgestoue, and 
measurement of edgestone and gutter paving. 

Ruthcen street. No. 155. Measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Sachem street, at Calumet street. Grade for edgestone, and 
measurement of gutter paving. 

St. James street. Measurement of edgestone, gutter and side- 
walk paving. 

St. Siejy/ien's street, north-westerly side, Massachusetts avenue to 
Gainsboro' street. Measurement of edgestone, gutter and 
sidewalk paving. 

Seaver street, northerly corner Humboldt avenue. Grade of 
edgestone tested, grade for inside, and measurement of 
gutter and sidewalk paving. 

School street, at Copley street. Measurement of crosswalk paving. 

Shawmut avenue, Ruggles street to Eoxbury street. Measure- 
ment of edgestone, roadway and sidewalk paving. 

Sherborn street, north-westerly corner Bay State road. Grade of 
edgestone tested, grade for edgestone, grade of edgestone 
tested, and measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk 
paving. 

Sterling street, Warwick street to Cabot street. Measurement of 
edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Sunderland street, Nos. 3 and 5. Line and grade for edgestone, 
line and grade for edgestone tested (twice) , grade for inside, 
and measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Sunderland street, southerly side, Warren street to bend. Line 
and grade for edgestone, hue and grade of edgestone tested 
(three times), grade for inside, and measurement of edge- 
stone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Sussex street. Measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk 
paving. 

Swett street, Albany street to Massachusetts avenue. Line and 
grade for edgestone, and measurement of edgestone, road- 
way and sidewalk paving. 

Swett street, at Gerard street. Grade for edgestone. 

Thorndike street. No 16. Line and grade for edgestone, line and 
grade for edgestone tested, grade for inside, and measure- 
ment of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Townsend street, northerly corner Hazelwood street. Measure- 
ment of sidewalk paving. 

Toxcnsend street. No. 60. Grade of edgestone tested, line and 
grade for edgestone, grade of edgestone tested (twice), grade 
for inside, and measurement of edgestone, gutter and side- 
walk paving. 

Tremont street, northerly corner Davenport street. Measure- 
ment of edgestone, roadway and sidewalk paving. 

Tremont street, Nos. 1142-1144. Measurement of sidewalk 
paving. 

Tremont street, Nos. 1520-1524. Grade for edgestone, grade 
of edgestone tested, grade for inside, and measurement of 
edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 



68 City Document No. 14. 

Turner street, easterly side, NoiTvay street to Haviland street. 
Measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Vancouver street, westerly corner Ruggles street. Grade for 
edgestone, and measurement, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Wabeno street, Nos. 7-17. Line and grade for edgestone. 

Waberio street, Nos. 7-17. Grade of edgestone tested, grade 
for inside, and measurement of edgestone, gutter and side- 
walk paving. 

Wabori street. Measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk 
paving. 

Waln^it avenue, No. 137. Measurement of edgestone, gutter and 
sidewalk paving. 

Walmtt park. No. 20, to Washington street. Measurement of 
edgestone and gutter paving. 

Warren street, westerly corner St. James street. Measurement 
of roadway paving. 

Wai'wick street. Measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk 
paving. 

Washington street, Nos. 2018-2030. Measurement of edge- 
stone, roadway and sidewalk paving. 

Washington street, opposite Sterling street. Measurement of 
roadway paving. 

Washington street. No. 2219. Sidewalk tested for area. 

Washington street, northerly corner Marvin street. Measure- 
ment of edgestone, roadway and sidewalk paving. 

Washington street. Guild street to Dale street. Measurement 
of edgestone, roadway and sidewalk paving, 

Washington street, Townsend street to Walnut park. Measure- 
ment of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Waiimbeck street, Nos. 64-68. Line and grade for edgestone, 
line and grade for edgestone tested, and grade for inside. 

Waumbeck street, No. 68. Grade for edgestone tested, grade 
for inside. 

Waumbeck street, Humboldt avenue to No. 68. Measurement 
of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Waumbeck street, Nos. 12-lQ. Line and grade for edgestone, 
line and grade for edgestone tested, grade for inside and 
measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Wayne street, No. 11. Line and grade for edgestone. Hue 
and grade for edgestone tested (twice), grade for inside, 
and measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk pav- 
ing. 

Westland avenue. No. 14, to St. Stephens street. Measurement 
of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Westminster street. Measurement of edgestone, gutter and side- 
walk paving. 

Weston street, near Warwick street. Measurement of edgestone, 
gutter and sidewalk paving. 

West Walnut Park, ^o. 22. Measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Whittier street, Tremont street to Cabot street. Measurement 
of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 



Engineering Department. 69 

Windsor street, Warwick street to Shawmut avenue. Measure- 
ment of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Winthrop street, Warren street to Greenville street. Measure- 
ment of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Dorchester. 

Adams street, Neponset avenue to Minot street. Measurement 
of edgestone and gutter paving. 

Alba7i street, and Welles 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 measurement of edgestone and gutter 
paving and artificial stone sidewalk. 

Alban street, Nos. 76-82-114. 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 and gutter 
paving and artificial stone sidewalk. 

Algonquin street, and Washington street, north-westerly. Line 
and grade for resetting edgestone, line and grade of edge- 
stone tested, line and grade for artificial stone sidewalk, line 
and grade of artificial stone sidewalk tested, and measure- 
ment of edgestone and gutter paving and artificial stone 
sidewalk. 

Alexander street, No. 79. Line and grade for edgestone. 

Allston street, and Melville avenue, south-westerly corner. Line 
and grade for resetting edgestone, line and grade of edge- 
stone tested, line and grade for artificial stone sidewalk, line 
and grade of artificial stone sidewalk tested, and measure- 
ment of edgestone and gutter paving and artificial stone 
sidewalk. 

Allst07i street, No. 22. Line and grade for resetting edgestone, 
line and grade of edgestone tested, line and grade for arti- 
ficial stone sidewalk, line and grade of artificial stone side- 
walk tested, and measurement of edgestone and gutter pav- 
ing and artificial stone sidewalk. 

Ashland street, between Park street and Mill street. Line and 
grade for edgestone, and measurement of edgestone and 
gutter paving. 

Ashmont street, Nos. 18 and 20. Line and grade for edgestone 
and measurement of edgestone and gutter paving. 

Ashmont street, Dorchester avenue to Bruce street. Measure- 
ment of edgestone, gutter and brick paving. 

Ashmont street, Nos. 94-98. Measurement of edgestone and 
gutter paving. 

Athelwold street, Nos. 29-33. Line and grade for edgestone 
tested, line and grade for artificial stone sidewalk, fine and 
grade of artificial stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of 
artificial stone sidewalk. 

Bailey street, Dorchester avenue to Washington street. Meas- 
urement of edgestone, gutter and brick paving. 



70 City Document No. 14. 

JBatchekler street^ No. 29. Line and grade of edgestone and 
measurement of edgestone and gutter paving. 

Jiatchelder street^ and Burrell street. Line and grade for reset- 
ting edgestone, line and grade of edgestone tested and 
measurement of edgestone and gutter pa\'ing. 

J3ellflower street. Line and grade for brick sidewalk. 

Blue Hill avenue., Nos. 562-566. 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. 

Blue Hill avenue., at Walk Hill street. Measurement of gutter 
paving. 

Boiodoin street., Nos. 97-222-266-276, and south-westerly cor- 
ner of Hamilton 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. 

Brent street., Washington street to Talbot avenue. Measurement 
of edgestone, gutter and brick paving. 

Bushnell street. Line and grade for edgestone and measurement 
of edgestone and gutter paving. 

Callender street., south-westerly corner Carlos street. Line and 
grade for edgestone and measurement of edgestone and gut- 
ter paving. 

Carlos street.. No. 6. Line and grade of edgestone tested, and 
line and grade for artificial stone sidewalk. 

Centre street.. No. 36. 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 and gutter paving and arti- 
ficial stone sidewalk. 

Chamberlain street. Measui-ement of edgestone, gutter and brick 
paving. 

Codman street., at City Paving Yard. Line and grade for 
edgestone and measurement of edgestone and gutter pav- 
ing. 

Columbia road., Nos. 722-409. Line and grade of edgestone 
tested, line and grade for artificial stone sidewalk, Une and 
grade of artificial stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of 
artificial stone sidewalk. 

Crescent avenue., No. 37. 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. 

Cushing avenue., and Jerome street. Line and grade for edge- 
stone and measurement of edgestone and gutter paving. 

dishing avenue., No. 40. 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 and gutter paving and 
artificial stone sidewalk. 



Engineering Department, 71 

Gushing auenue, Nos. 13-21. 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. 

Dean street. Measurement of brick paving. 

Dexcey street^ No. 16. Measurement of brick paving. 

Dewey street, and Howard avenue. Line and grade for edge- 
stone and measurement of edgestone, gutter and brick 
paving. 

Ditson street, Nos. 25-27. 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 and gutter paving and 
artificial stone sidewalk. 

Dorchester avenue, Nos. 1015, 1019, 1021, 1125, 1129, and 
1818. 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 and gutter 
paving and artificial stone sidewalk. 

Dorchester avemce, between Home for Incurables and Pierce 
square. Line and grade for edgestone, and measurement of 
edgestone and gutter paving. 

Dorchester avenue, opposite Van Winkle street. Measurement 
of street paving. 

Dorchester avenue, No. 1857. Measurement of brick paving. 

Dorchester avemie, Nos. 2261-2263. Measurement of brick 
paving. 

Dorchester avenue, and Roach street. Measurement of brick 
paving. 

Dorchester avenue, Nos. 1832-1838. Measurement of brick 
paving. 

Dracut street, Dorchester avenue to Bruce street. Measurement 
of edgestone, gutter and brick paving. 

£rie street, Nos. 114 and 116. Line and grade for edgestone, 
line and grade of edgestone tested, line and grade for artifi- 
cial stone sidewalk, line and grade of artificial stone side- 
walk tested, and measurement of edgestone and gutter paving 
and artificial stone sidewalk, 

^rie street, and Wolcott street. Line and grade for edgestone, 
line and grade of edgestone tested, hne and grade for artifi- 
cial stone sidewalk, line and grade of artificial stone sidewalk 
tested and measurement of edgestone and gutter paving and 
artificial stone sidewalk. 

Euclid street, Nos. 5, 9, 11, and 13. 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 
sidewalk tested and measurement of edgestone and gutter 
paving and artificial stone sidewalk. 

Fenelon street. No. 9. Measurement of brick paving. 

Folsora street, extension. Measurement of edgestone and gutter 
paving. 



72 City Document No. 14. 

Freeport street^ No. 197. Measurement of edgestone, gutter 
and brick paving. 

Gaylord street. Measurement of edgestone, gutter and brick 
paving. 

Gaylord street., No. 27. 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. 

Gaylord street. Measurement of edgestone, gutter and brick 
paving. 

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

Glermay street, Nos. 6, 19, 21, 43, 45, 53, 55, 110, 112 and 
120. Line and grade of edgestone tested, grade for artifi- 
cial stone sidewalk, line and grade of artificial stone side- 
walk tested, and measurement of artificial stone sidewalk. 

Greenbrier street, Nos. 37, 41 and 45. 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 and gutter 
paving and artificial stone sidewalk. 

Harley street, No. 22. 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 and gutter paving and artifi- 
cial stone sidewalk. 

Harley street, corner Roslin street. Measurement of edgestone 
and gutter paving. 

Harvard street, at Glenway street. Measurement of gutter 
paving. 

Harvard street, No. 43. Line and grade of edgestone tested, 
and line and grade for artificial stone sidewalk. 

Hooper street. Measurement of edgestone, gutter and brick 
paving. 

Howard avenue, Nos. 91 and 99. Line and grade for edge- 
stone, and measurement of edgestone, gutter and brick 
paving. 

Howell street. Line and grade for resetting edgestone, and meas- 
urement of edgestones, gutter and brick paving. 

Julian street, Nos. 27 and 29. Line and grade for edgestone 
and measurement of edgestone and gutter paving. 

Kerwin street. Line and grade for artificial stone sidewalk. 

Kingsdale street. Line and grade for construction. 

Lawrence avenue. Blue Hill avenue to Magnolia street. Meas- 
urement of edgestone and gutter paving. 

Magnolia street, Lawrence avenue to Quinc}' street. Measure- 
ment of gutter paving. 

Massachusetts avenue, Swett street to Edward P>erett square. 
Line and grade for gutters and measurement of gutter 
paving. 



Engineering Department. 73 

Massachusetts avenve, Nos. 1281, 1283-1293. 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 and 
gutter paving and artificial stone sidewalk. 

Mather street^ Dorchester avenue to railroad. Measurement of 
edgestone, gutter and brick paving. 

May field street^ Nos. 11-33. Line and grade for resetting edge- 
stone, 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 and gutter 
paving and artificial stone sidewalk. 

May field street. Measurement of artificial stone repair work. 

McLellan street., Nos. 35-39-45. Line and grade for edgestone, 
line and grade of edgestone tested, line and grade for artifi- 
cial stone sidewalk, line and grade of artificial stone side- 
walk tested, and measurement of edgestone, and gutter 
paving and artificial stone sidewalk. 

Melville ave7itte, l^os. 29, 31, and corner AUston street. Line 
and grade for resetting edgestone, line and grade of edge- 
stone tested, line and grade for artificial stone sidewalk, line 
and grade of artificial stone sidewalk tested, and measure- 
ment of edgestone and gutter paving and artificial stone side- 
walk. 

Minot street. Measurement of edgestone and gutter paving. 

Neponset avenue, and Freeport street. Measurement of edge- 
stone and gutter paving. 

Nej^onset avenue. No. 192. Line and grade of artificial stone 
sidewalk tested, and measurement of artificial stone side- 
walk. 

Newport street, Nos. 11-15, 17, 19-23-29-33. Line and grade 
for edgestone, and measurement of edgestone and gutter 
paving. 

Norfolk street, and Milton 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 measurement of edgestone and gutter 
paving and artificial stone sidewalk. 

Oakland street, at River street. Measurement of paving. 

Ocean street, 'So^. 97-103-107-111. Line and grade for reset- 
ting 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 and 
gutter paving and artificial stone sidewalk. 

Park street, Adams street to New York, New Haven and Hart- 
ford railroad. Measurement of edgestone, gutter and brick 
paving. 

Park street, Waldeck street to Washington street. Line and 
grade for construction, and measurement of gutter paving. 

Park street, Nos. 331-345. Line and grade for edgestone, and 
measurement of edgestone and gutter paving. 



74 City Document No. 14. 

Park street, Nos. 109-111-518-521-560. 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 edge- 
stone and gutter paving and artificial stone sidewalk. 

Port Norfolk street. Water street to Ericsson street. Measure- 
ment of edgestone, gutter and brick paying. 

Quincy street, Blue Hill avenue to Columbia road. Line and 
grade for edgestone, and measurement of edgestone and gut- 
ter paving. 

Quincy street,^os. 101-105, 107-109-115-117-119-121-125 and 
120. 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. 

Quincy street, at Dunkeld street. Line and grade for edgestone, 
and measurement of edgestone and gutter paving. 

Jiice street. Measurement of edgestone and gutter paving. 

Pick field street, at Barry street. Line and grade for edgestone. 

Pomsey street, No. 10. 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. 

Poslin street, No. 62. Line and grade for artificial stone side- 
walk tested, and measurement of artificial stone sidewalk. 

Savin Hill avenue, Dorchester avenue to railroad. Measure- 
ment of edgestone, gutter and brick paving. 

School street, No. 39. Line and grade of edgestone tested, line 
and grade for artificial stone sidewalk, line and grade of 
artificial stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of edge- 
stone and gutter paving and artificial stone sidewalk. 

Seaver street, Nos. 323-329. Line and grade for edgestone, 
line and grade of edgestone tested, line and grade for artifi- 
cial stone sidewalk, line and grade of artificial stone side- 
walk tested, and measurement of edgestone and gutter 
paving and artificial stone sidewalk. 

Stanwood street, Nos. 51-67. Line and grade for edgestone, 
line and grade of edgestone tested, line and grade for artifi- 
cial stone sidewalk, line and grade of artificial stone sidewalk 
tested, and measurement of edgestone and gutter paving and 
artificial stone sidewalk. 

Stoughton street, at North Burial Ground. Measurement of 
brick paving. 

Talbot avenue, and Washington 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 
sidewalk tested, and measurement of edgestone and gutter 
paving and artificial stone sidewalk, 

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



Engineering Department. 75 

Virginia street, No. 55. Line and grade for resetting edge- 
stone, 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 and gutter 
paving and artificial stone sidewalk. 

Wahiut street, Neponset avenue to Ericsson street. Measure- 
ment of edgestone, gutter and brick paving. 

Washington street, No. 146. Measurement of brick paving. 

Washinc/ton street, Nos. 663-665 and Euclid 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 edge- 
stone, gutter paving and artificial stone sidewalk. 

Washington street, Nos. 620, 622. 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 
sidewalk tested, and measurement of edgestone and gutter 
paving and artificial stone sidewalk. 

Washington street. No. 557 and corner Harvard street. Line 
and grade of edgestone tested, line and grade for artificial 
stone sidewalk, and measurement of edgestone and gutter 
paving. 

Welles avenue, Nos. 12-18-26-30-29-65. 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 and gutter 
paving and artificial stone sidewalk. 

Wessex street. Line and grade for gutter and measurement of 
gutter paving. 

Willis street, Pleasant street to Bakersfield 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 edge- 
stone and gutter paving and artificial stone sidewalk. 

Wolcott street, at Columbia road. Line and grade of artificial 
stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of artificial stone 
sidewalk. 

Wolcott street. No. 48 and corner Erie street. 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. 



West Roxbury. 

Adelaide street, at Adelaide terrace. Line and grade for corner 

stone. 
Alfred street. Measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk 

paving. 
Alveston street, between Revere street and Seaverns avenue. 

Measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 



76 City Document No. 14. 

Atiawau, avenue, from Beech street to the railroad. Line and 
grade for construction and measurement of gutter paving. 

Beech street, from Anawan avenue to Colberg street. Line and 
grade for sidewalk construction. 

Biltmore street, No. 6. Line and grade of edgestone tested, and 
measurement of artificial stone sidewalk. 

BoyUton avenue, near the railroad. Line and grade for edge- 
stone, and measurement of edgestone and gutter paving. 

Boylston street, corner Chestnut avenue. Line and grade for 
edgestone, and measurement of edgestone, gutter and side- 
walk paving. 

Colder street. Line and grade for filling. 

Centre street, corner Eliot street. Line and grade for edgestone, 
and measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Centre street, at May street. Measurement of gutter paving. 

Centre street, corner Maple street. Line and grade for edge- 
stone, line and grade of edgestone tested, inside grade for 
artificial stone, and measurement of edgestone, artificial 
stone sidewalk, and gutter paving. 

Centre street, at Nervine Hospital. Measurement of gutter 
paving. 

Chestnut avenue, corner Boylston street. Line and grade for 
edgestone, and measurement of edgestone, gutter and side- 
walk paving. 

Chestnut avenue, from Boylston street to Paul Gore street. 
Measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Chestnut avenue, opposite Hubbard street. Measurement of 
sidewalk paving. 

Clive street, No. 9. Line and grade of edgestone tested, inside 
grade for artificial stone, and measurement of artificial stone 
sidewalk. 

Corey street, at Garfield avenue. Measurement of gutter paving. 

Corey street, between Weld street and Vermont avenue. Meas- 
urement of gutter paving. 

Corey street, between Centre street and Highland avenue. 
Measurement of gutter paving. 

Cornwall street, between Washington street and Brookside 
avenue. Measurement of gutter paving. 

Conway street, between South street and Fairview street. 
Measurement of edgestone and gutter paving. 

Dresden street, Nos. 14 and 16. Measurement of sidewalk 
paving. 

Eliot street, corner Centre street. Line and grade for edgestone, 
and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Elm street, at Sedgewick street. Measurement of edgestone 
and gutter paving. 

Fairvieio street, between South sti-eet and Jones street. Meas- 
urement of edgestone and gutter paving. 

Forbes street. No. 67. Line and grade for edgestone. 

Forest Hills street, corner Washington street. Measurement of 
sidewalk paving. 



Engineering 'Department. 77 

Glen road, at Forest Hills street. Measurement of edgestone, 
gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Green street, between Centre street and Oakdale street. Meas- 
urement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Green street, Nos. 159 to 161. Measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Green street, Nos. 177 to 185. Measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Greenough avenue, from Alveston street to Elm street. Meas- 
urement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Hastings street. Measurement of gutter paving. 

Hazel street. No, 6. Line and grade for edgestone, and measure- 
ment of edgestone and gutter paving. 

Hyde Park avenue, near Ashland street. Line and grade for 
construction. 

Keyes street, between Washington street and the bridge. 
Measurement of edgestone and gutter paving. 

Jordan street. Measurement of gutter paving. 

La Grange street, between Pleasant street and Centre street. 
Measurement of gutter paving. 

Lamartine street. No. 2G0. Measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Lorraine street, near Belgrade avenue. Line and grade for 
artificial stone sidewalk. 

Maple street, corner Centre street. Line and grade for edge- 
stone, line and grade of edgestone tested, inside grade for 
artificial stone, and measurement of edgestone, gutter pav- 
ing and artificial stone sidewalk. 

Maple street, at junction of Weld street. Line and grade for 
construction. 

May street, at Moss Hill road. Measurement of crosswalk and 
gutter paving. 

May street, at Pond street. Measurement of gutter paving. 

Montview, street. Measurement of gutter paving. 

Newhern street, between Nos. 24 and 42. Measurement of 
edgestone and gutter pa\'ing. 

Oakdale street, corner Green street. Measurement of side- 
walk paving. 

Park street, between Anawan avenue and the railroad. Line 
and grade for construction, and measurement of edgestone 
and gutter paving. 

Park street, between Centre street and the railroad. Measure- 
ment of edgestone and gutter paving. 

Perkins street, from Day street to Jamaicaway. Line and 
grade for construction. 

Pond street, between Moss Hill road and Brookline line. 
Measurement of gutter paving. 

Poicell street. Measurement of gutter paving. 

Prospect avenue, corner Shei'wood street. Line and grade for 
edgestone. 

Rutledge street, corner Park street. Measurement of gutter 
paving. 

School street, from Walnut avenue to Washington street. 
Measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 



78 City Document No. 14. 

Seaverns avenue, between Starr lane and Alveston street. 
Measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Seaverns avenue, between Centre street and Elm street. Measure- 
ment of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Sedgexoick street, between John A. Andrew street and Elm 
street. Measurement of edgestone and gutter paving. 

Sheridan street. No. 87. Line and grade of edgestone tested, 
and inside grade for artificial stone sidewalk. 

Sherwood street, corner Prospect avenue. Line and grade for 
edgestone. 

Spring Park avenue, No. 9. Line and grade of edgestone 
tested, inside grade for artificial stone, and measurement of 
artificial stone sidewalk . 

Spring street, from Springville avenue to Gardner street. Line 
and grade for construction. 

Spring street, between Centre street and Gardner street. 
Measurement of gutter paving, 

St. Hose street. Line and grade for construction and measure- 
ment of gutter paving. 

Summer street. Measurement of gutter paving. 

Teviple street, from Mt. Vernon street to Ivory street. Line 
and grade for construction, and measurement of gutter 
paving. 

Wachusett street, westerly side. Measurement of gutter and 
sidewalk paving. 

Walk Hill street, at Wenham street. Measurement of gutter 
and sidewalk paving. 

Walter street, at Hewlett street. Measurement of edgestone 
and gutter paving. 

Washiiigton street, Nos. 3224 to 3234. Measurement of side- 
walk paving. 

Washington street, at Williams street. Line and grade for 
edgestone, and measurement of edgestone, gutter and side- 
walk paving. 

Washington' street, from Walk Hill street to South street. 
Measurement of gutter paving. 

Weld street, at junction of Maple street. Line and grade for 
construction. 

Williams street, corner Washington street. Line and grade 
for edgestone, and measurement of edgestone, gutter and 
sidewalk paving. 

Zamora street, from Perkins street to Castleton street. Measure- 
ment of gutter paving. 

Brighton. 

Bennett street, west of Parsons street. Measurement of gutter 

paving. 
Bentley street. Measurement of edgestone and gutter paving. 
Brighton avenue, No. 193. Line and grade of edgestone tested, 

and measurement of artificial stone sidewalk. 



Engineeuing Department. 79 

Cambridge street, comer Harvard avenue. Measurement of 
gutter paving. 

Cambridge street, corner Washington street. Line and grade of 
edgestone tested, and measurement of artificial stone side- 
walk. 

Chestnut Hill avenue, between Commonwealth avenue and Beacon 
street. Measurement of gutter paving. 

Commonwealth avenue, at Chiswick road. Line and grade for 
reconstruction, and measurement of gutter paving. 

Commonwealth avenue, between Chiswick road and Strathmore 
road. Measurement of gutter paving. 

Commonwealth avenue, between Kinross road and Chestnut Hill 
avenue. Measurement of gutter paving. 

Commomoealth avenue, corner Babcock street. Line and grade 
of edgestone tested, inside grade for artificial stone, and 
measurement of artificial stone sidewalk. 

Commomoealth avenue. No. 1202. Line and grade of edgestone 
tested, and measurement of artificial stone sidewalk. 

Corey road, No. 74. Line and grade for artificial stone sidewalk. 

Dustin street, from North Beacon street, southerly. Measure- 
ment of gutter paving. 

Elko street. Measurement of gutter paving. 

Everett street, near North Beacon street. Measurement of gutter 
paving. 

Faneuil street, at Brackett street. Measurement of edgestone 
and crosswalk paving. 

Foster street, from No. 183 to Commonwealth avenue. Measure- 
ment of edgestone and gutter paving. 

Hardwick street, from Bigelow street to Dunboy street. Line 
and grade for construction. 

Harvard avenue, at Commonwealth avenue. Measurement of 
crosswalk and gutter paving. 

Harvard avenue, between Cambridge street and Brighton avenue. 
Measurement of edgestone and gutter paving, 

Mt. Vernon street. Measurement of gutter paving. 

Nonantum street. Measurement of gutter paving. 

Parsons street, at Surrey street. Measurement of edgestone and 
gutter paving. 

Raymond street. Line and grade for construction, and measure- 
ment of gutter paving. 

Rockland street. Measurement of edgestone, gutter and side- 
walk paving. 

Tremont street. Tangent points and corners staked out. 

Union street, between Washington street and the bend. Meas- 
urement of gutter paving. 

Washington street, at Chestnut Hill avenue. Measurement of 
crosswalk paving. 

^Washington street, between Commonwealth avenue and the Brook- 
line Une. Measurement of edgestone and gutter paving. 

Washington street, corner Cambridge street. Line and grade of 
edgestone tested, and measurement of artificial stone sidewalk. 



80 



City Document No. 1-1. 



PLANS 

IN SURVEYING DIVISION, ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT, JANUARY 31, 1901. 



Indexed. 



General Head under which Classified. 



Number 

of 

Plans. 



C 

D 

E.... 

F 

1 to 131 

1 14, 15, 16, 
i and 17 

18 

19 



Plans of estates (lithographed). 



in Brighton 

in West Roxbury. 



widenings, 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 



' South Boston,: 



at South End. 



in Church and Suffolk 
streets Districts 



" " " " various streets. 
Miscellaneous plans, estates, etc 



Oflicial plans from 1851 to 1854. 
Plans of estates 



Hale's plans of the streets in Boston, 1819. 

Plans of estates 

Carried forward 



1 Vol. 8 is a set of Architects' plans, and has been transferred to the Public 
ings Department. 



Engineering Department. 



81 



PLANS 

IN SURVEYING DIVISION, ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT, JANUARY 31, 

1901. — Continued. 



General Head under which Classified. 



Number 

of 

Plans. 



Part 1 
Part 2 

70 

71 to 82.... 



Brought forivard. 
Plans of estates 



Ancient plans of estates in Soutli Boston, etc. 

Sectional plans of city lands at South End 

Plans of estates in Roxbury 



widenlngs 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 

Carried forivard 



3,637 



229 

265 



115 
74 
18 
75 
44 
58 
27 
199 
217 
73 
152 
140 
185 



82 



City Document No. 14. 



PLANS 

IN SURVEYING DIVISION, ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT, JANUARY 
1901. — Continued. 



General Head under which Classified. 



Number 

of 
Plans. 



Brought forward 

Miscellaneous plans 

Plans of estates in Roxbury. 



Insurance volumes. 



Dorchester surveys . 



Plans of estates, etc 

" " " " in -Dorchester 

Sectional Plans, City Proper, pipe locations 

" " South Boston, west of G street... 



south-east of Bremen st, 
north-west of " " 



Miscellaneous Plans 

Tracings of plans and profiles. 



Assessors' Plans, 1, Roxbury and West Roxbury. 

" " 2, Dorchester and Brighton 

" " 3, City proper 



4, South Bay, Harbor and Charles 
town 



" " 5, East Boston. .. . 

" " 6A, South Boston. 

Carried forward 



Engineering Department. 



PLANS 



IN SURVEYING DIVISION, ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT, JANUARY 
190l.— Co7iti7iued. 



General Head under which Classified. 



Number 

of 
Plans. 



Vol. 117. 

" 118. 

" 119. 

" 120. 

" 121. 

" 122. 

" 123. 

" 124. 

" 125. 

" 126. 

" 127. 

" 128. 

" 129. 



" 130 

In Case A 

" Cases CC. 
" Drawer E . 
F. 



G.. 

H... 

L... 

M... 

N... 

" CaseT 

" Drawers..., 
Vol. I. to LX VI. 



Brought forward 

Assessors' Plans, 6B, South Boston. 

7A, Back Bay 

8A, Roxbury 



9A, Dorchester 



lOA, West Roxbury 

lOB, " " 

IIA, 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 rolled 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. 81 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.. 

Carried forward 



10,795 
137 
127 
149 
139 
149 
162 
100 
127 
112 
144 
37 
15 

65 
129 
111 
745 
672 



322 

154 

706 

152 

2,724 

1,460 

15 
23 
105 



24,067 



84 



City Document No. 14. 



IN SURVEYING DIViyiON. 



PLANS 

ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT, JANUARY 31, 
1901.— Concluded. 



General Head under which Classified. 



Brought forward 

Plans in progress, Roxbury 

" " " Dorchester 

" " " West Roxhury 

" " " 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 ofliclal 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 



Engineering Department. 



85 



There are also 4,080 lithographed plans in the office at 
Old Court House not included in the foregoing list, viz. : 



2, 3) 



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 

made in 1860 .... 
" Washington-st. extension, made in 
" North 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 



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 . 



34 
131 

14 
4 

83 
176 

1,193 

326 

44 

10 

98 

34 

9 

65 

90 

67 

24 

49 

44 

44 

195 

42 



17 

1.36 
60 

123 

5 

13 

105 

112 

112 
16 
38 

57 

420 



86 City Document No. 14. 



[FROM THE CITY ENGINEER'S REPORT TO THE 
WATER DEPARTMENT.] 



During the past year 20.4 miles of main pipe have been 
laid and 11.1 miles abandoned, making a net increase of 9.3 
miles, and a total length in the system of 713.4 miles. The 
following classification will indicate to some extent the 
character of the work done : 

Miles. 

(1) Extension of large supply mains . . . 1.0 

(2) Extension of mains for new buildings (by 

petition) ....... 5.6 

(3) Relaying old or small mains .... 4.4 

(4) Relaying in advance of street construction . 6.0 

(5) Miscellaneous work largely necessitated by other 

construction ...... 3.4 

The most important work done during the year is as 
follows : 

The 30-inch high service main was extended in Washing- 
ton street, Dorchester, from Bowdoin street to Talbot avenue, 
there connecting with a 16-inch line. A 20-inch main was 
laid in B street, South Boston, from Danby to Claflin street, 
thence crossing under twenty-three freight tracks of the 
N. Y., N. H. & H. R.R. and through Binford street to A 
street; this line materially improves the fire service in a 
district where values are I'apidly growing. A 24-inch pipe 
was laid from the 30-inch high service main on the Common 
to the subway, it there divides into three 16-inch pipes, which 
pass over the subway roof in channels provided for the 
purpose, and which are each connected with the 16-inch line 
in Tremont street. 

The new location of the Boston & Providence R.R. made 
it necessary at Castle square to abandon two lines of 30-inch 
pipe for a distance of about 120 feet; four lines of 20-inch 
Bteel pipes were substituted for them and were carried under 
the floor of the new highway bridge over the railroad tracks 
and connected by 30" X 20" Y branches on each end ; in 
addition to being enclosed in tight boxes formed by special 



Engineering Department. 87 

bridge construction the steel pipes were covered by Voorhees 
patent insulation as a further protection from freezing. 

The work of abolishing the grade crossing at Cambridge 
street, Charlestown, carried out by the B. & M. R.R., caused 
a number of changes in the water pipes in that vicinity — 
820 feet of 30-inch wrought-iron cement-lined pipe was 
abandoned in Cambridge and Perkins streets, and a like 
amount of 30-inch cast-iron pipe was laid in the same streets 
to replace it; the old cement-lined pipe, laid in 1869, was 
found to be remarkably clean on the inside ; its wrought-iron 
shell, originally 0.16-inches thick was reduced in spots by 
rusting to a thickness of 0.11 inches, and the cement lining 
and covering showed but slight tensile strength ; 3,150 feet 
of 12-inch pipe was laid in Cambridge street and in other 
streets affected by the change of grade, replacing in each case 
pipe of a small size ; also 680 feet of 6-inch was relaid in 
different streets. 

The following work was done in connection with the 
changes of grade on Dorchester avenue, Boston street and 
Swett street. 

1,266 feet of 16-inch pipe was laid in Dorchester ave., replacing 12-inch. 

' " ■■ " "• " " Washburn St., " 8 " 

" " raised in " " 

" " laid " Rawson " replacing 8-inch. 

" "■ raised " " " 

" " laid " Kemp st., replacing 6-inch. 

" " " in Boston St., replacing 16-inch. 

" " raised in Boston st. 

" " laid " " " replacing 20-inch. 

" " raised " " " 

" " laid " " " replacing 12-inch. 



154 " 


- 8 


75 " 


" 8 


222 " 


" 8 


125 " 


" 8 


290 '' 


" 6 


928 " 


" 16 


150 " 


" 16 


844 " 


" 20 


210 " 


" 20 


623 " 


" 12 


265 " 


" 12 


532 " 


" 16 


762 " 


" 8 



" " laid " Swett st., replacing 12-inch, 
u tc .1 u Ellery " " 6 " 

The 12-inch mains in Atlantic avenue and Commercial 
street, from Oliver to Prince, and the 6-iuch main in Clinton 
street, from Commercial to Atlantic avenue, were relaid with 
16-inch pipe, making a great improvement in the fire service 
of the north-eastern section of the City. 

A 16-inch main was laid in Summer street, from Dewey 
square to the foot of Bedford street, replacing a 12-inch pipe. 

The 16-inch main in Western avenue, Brighton, was 
extended from Everett street to Market street, replacing 
a 12-inch main. 

A 16-inch main was laid in Blue Hill avenue, Dorchester, 
from Gaston to Edgewood street, replacing an 8-inch pipe. 

A 16-inch main was laid in Corinth street. West Roxbury, 
from Birch to Washington street, replacing a 6-inch pipe. 



88 City Document No. 14. 

A 12-inch main was laid on each side of Washington 
street, from Canton street to Northampton street, replac- 
ing a single line of 6-inch pipe and reinforcing the supply in 
a district where the hre supply was altogether inadequate. 

A number of other streets in different parts of the City 
were relaid with 12-inch, 10-inch and 8-inch pipe, to improve 
the existing service ; about one-half the total amount of work 
done throughout the year was of this class. 

In relaying practically no leaks have been found in the 
joints of the old pipes, and the fact that no considerable 
amount of water is wasted in this way is a tribute to careful 
and effective work. 

Considerable attention has been given to improving the 
designs of the gates and hydrants ; the old B. W. W. type of 
gate, with body in three pieces, and with heavy lead joints, is 
being given up as fast as new drawings, patterns, etc., can 
be made. The type of gate adopted is equally durable, 
much lighter, and consequently more economical. The 
Bachelder independent valve hydrant is now being manufact- 
ured exclusively, from drawings made in this ofhce ; each 
outlet is controlled by its own valve, making it possible, with- 
out shutting off the water, to connect a second and third 
engine to a hydrant already in use. 

The patterns owned by the Water Department (400 in 
number, comprising 2,100 different parts) have been marked 
with composition letters and listed in a " Pattern Book ; " 
a room has been set apart for their storage with stalls, shelves, 
etc., suitably marked. 

Electrolysis. 

While the water-pipe system of the City has not suffered 
from electrolysis in the past to so great an extent as was 
feared, there is reason to believe that the conditions are grow- 
ing worse, and that something must be done or the pipe sys- 
tem will suffer serious damage. 

The accompanying report of Messrs. Stone and Webster 
shows the special work which has been done during the past 
year to determine the electrical condition of the pipe system, 
and in addition to this special work a large number of obser- 
vations were made when pipes were exposed in excavations ; 
these observations cover every section of the City, and show 
that serious damage is being done to services in some places. 



Engineering Department. 



William Jackson, Esq., City Engineer, 

City Hall, Boston, Mass. : 

Dear Sir, — In oui- report on the electrolysis of water pipes 
for the year 1899 we considered in detail the voltmeter readings 
in various sections of the City, paying much attention to a com- 
parison with what we had found the preceding year. In our 
investigations for 1900 we have not deemed it essential to take 
so many readings or to make so detailed a comparison, for the 
reason that we find the conditions varying so little from year to 
year. Therefore, in this report we make but a general compari- 
son of the conditions in 1899 and 1900, emphasizing only such 
points as we believe of particular importance, notably the serious 
conditions that still prevail in the Field's Corner District. 

In 1899 we made two electrical surveys of the City, taking 
about 450 voltmeter readings each time; in 1900 we took hardly 
more than 250 such readings, a sufficient number, however, 
to enable us to report with much certainty upon the general con- 
ditions. From the accompanying tables it will be seen that the 
grand averages of the two years are about the same, 1 volt being 
the positive average for 1899, and 1.1 for 1900; 1 and 1.1 the 
negative averages for 1899, and 1.3 for 1900. So also with 
the maximum readings, + 6 being the highest positive reading 
for 1899 and + 6 for 1900 ; — 10 the highest negative reading for 
1899 and — 12 for 1900. Therefore, we consider the conditions 
about the same for the two years, with certainly no general im- 
provement for 1900. In considering the Boston Elevated Rail- 
way system apart from the others, it will be seen that likewise 
the conditions for the two years were about the same. Owing to 
a new line having been opened on Commonwealth avenue to 
Chestnut Hill Reservoir there is a local increase in the size of the 
readings in Brighton, and we should expect this slight difference 
on account of the unusually heavy grade on that avenue. 

The other roads, taken by themselves, show, on an average, 
conditions somewhat for the worse. 

We use in making up our averages only the maximum read- 
ings ; therefore where we took but a single reading in any district 
this will be the average as well as the maximum. In one instance 
(Lynn & Boston Railroad, on Breed's Island), the fluctuation 
was from — .5 to — 9.5, according to the position of the cars. 
But we used only — 9.5 in making up our averages. We may 
further add that where there is the most uninterrupted traffic, and 
consequently the most continuous flow of current, the readings 
are apt to be the steadiest, the maximum, minimum and average 
tending to become one and the same. Much variation in voltage 
generally indicates an inferior return circuit, but the greatest 
fluctuations are apt to be in districts where the traffic is light, 
hence are not a sure sign that there is any very large flow of 
current on to the pipe system. The above case is where a single 



90 City Document No. 14. 

car caused almost the entire movement of the needle, and, being 
in a negative district, we do not consider it cause for alarm. 
The troubles to pipe caused by the Lynn & Boston Railroad are 
likely to be on some other water system than that belonging to 
the City of Boston. 

The AVest Roxbury & Roslindale Street Railway has com- 
paratively light traffic, and, although we found — 12 volts on 
Oakland street, the needle only shot up to that figure momenta- 
rily, so we are not prepared to say that serious trouble is immi- 
nent because of this reading. 

High + readings on River street, in the Mattapan district of 
the Norfolk- Suburban Street Railway, still maintain, and there we 
expect that trouble will soon be apparent. 

We come now to a point to which your attention should be 
particularly called, namely, corrosion along Park street, Dor- 
chester avenue, and Neponset avenue, in the Field's Corner 
district of Dorchester. We have been accustomed to ask for 
special excavations in order to examine the service pipes of this 
district, and last year we reported the notes that we made on 
several of these investigations. So evident is it now, however, 
that the lead services in this locahty are being seriously injured 
that we no longer think it worth while to have special excavations 
made beyond those that are necessitated by the frequent cases of 
bursted pipes. 

Since our last report, breaks at the following places have 
occurred, all of which cases we attribute to electrolysis : 

June 8, 1900, No. 1294 Dorchester avenue, between Linden 
and Leedsdale streets. 

July 20, No. 208 Neponset avenue, opposite Boutwell avenue. 

January 25, 1901, No. 117 Park street. 

February 21, Neponset avenue and King street. 

March 1, No. 105 Park street. 

March 7, Park street, near corner of Geneva avenue. 

These vary in distance from the power station from one-half 
mile to one mile. Within these limits we should expect to find 
corrosion on almost any of the services. 

Believing that the mains themselves were probably affected, we 
had six excavations made on July 23, 1900, all on Park street, 
between Adams street and Dorchester avenue, the short section 
where the services have suffei'ed the most injury. We found, 
however, almost no corrosion beyond the usual surface rust, 
except in one instance. There, on the bell of the joint, the 
graphite formation could be shaved to a slight depth with a knife. 
Although the mains have, so far as we know, shown no marked 
corrosion, we should be surprised to learn that they are absolutely 
free. We happen to have found almost no signs of electrolytic 
injury to mains in that district, but of course this does not prove 
that the injury is not going on in sections adjacent to where we 
made our inspections. 

In other localities there have been cases of bursting pipes, but 



Engineering Department. 



91 



only in the case, at the corner of Harrison avenue and Massachu- 
setts avenue, do we attribute the trouble to electrolysis. Along 
here we had four excavations made in order to examine the con- 
ditions. Only slight traces of corrosion were found. 

There was during the winter a break on Clinton street, another 
on Atlantic avenue, corner Summer street, another on Causeway 
street, between Friend and Portland streets, none of which do we 
think were due to electrolysis, unless it took place years ago, for 
the voltmeter readings have for several years past indicated that 
in these localities the current flows on to the pipes and not off of 
them, and there is no indication that the bursting was due to 
corrosion at the joints. 



General Summary of Voltmeter Readings for Years 1899 and 
1900. 



Street Railways. 






1899. 




Spring. 


Autumn. 


Boston Elevated Railway... j 
Other roads | 


Max. +3.5 
Av. +0.8 

Max. +6 
Av. +1.9 

Max. +6 
Av. +1.1 


- 6 

- l.l 

-12 

- 3.3 

-12 

- 1.3 


tt 


— 4 

— 0.9 

— 10 

— 1.4 

-10 

— 1 


+ 0.18 


-6 

— 1 

-6 

-1.8 

— 6 







Yours very truly, 

(Signed) Stone & Webster. 



In General. 

During the year there has been an unusual number of 
breaks in large mains. On August 8 the easterly 30-inch 
main in Tremont street broke about 70 feet south of Boyls- 
ton street. At this point the original line of main pipe, laid 
about 1850, had been supported during the construction of 
the subway, the excavation for which extended 17 feet be- 
low the pipe; when uncovered a rigid support in brick- 
work was found a few feet south of the break, while north- 
erly no rigid support was found for a distance of 24 feet. 
The pipe was of normal thickness, and the iron of excellent 
quality. This main was micovered for a distance of 220 
feet between Boylston and Eliot streets, its position in rela- 
tion to the subway being practically the same as at the point 
where the break occurred ; the supports were found to vary 
in character, at one point the pipe being in immediate danger 
of failing, the old supports were removed and new ones 



92 City Document No. 14. 

of a uniform character were built under the pipe for the 
entire distance. A further examination of the conditions 
under this main should be made still further south of Tre- 
mont street. The easterly 30-inch main on Tremont street 
again broke on September 5, opposite HolHs street. At this 
point the pipe had been supported during the construction of 
the subway below it ; when the broken pipe was removed it 
was found to have rested directly upon a short upright piece of 
8 X 8-inch spruce, imbedded in cement at the point where 
the break occurred. Between October 19 and December 5 
six breaks occurred in the 48-inch main which runs from 
Chestnut Hill reservoir to Boylston street, Brookline, con- 
necting with the three large mains from the Brookline reser- 
voir; this main was laid in 1868, and up to the time of the 
first break had been connected directly with Chestnut Hill 
reservoir, and consequently had been subjected to a head not 
exceeding 15 pounds; the immediate cause of the develop- 
ment of the breaks was an increased pressure on the low 
service of the City furnished by the Metropolitan Water 
Board, which increase, the main, if of normal condition, should 
have easily withstood. The broken pieces indicated in two 
or three cases at least the existence of old cracks, and in 
most of the samples tested the iron was found to be of 
inferior quality. The line is now in service under a pres- 
sure of over 30 pounds. The following is a statement of 
tests made of pieces cut from broken pipes : 



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In view of the dangerous and uncertain conditions existing 
at Shirley Gut it was decided to lay a second main under the 
Gut to Deer Island. The new line was located about 350 
feet west of the 8-inch line laid in 1896, at a point where- the 
channel is 150 feet wide at low water mark. After a trench 
had been dredged across the channel a line of 12-inch flexible 
pipe, which had previously been made up on rolls on the 
Winthrop shore, was hauled across the channel by steam 
power, the friction of the pipe on the bottom of the channel 
being reduced by empty oil casks attached to the pipe. The 
trench was then refilled. A test showed the line to be prac- 
tically tight. The pipe used, shown in cut on opposite page, 
was of special design ; the fact that the lead must remain in 
the bell, whatever position the pipe assumes, is believed to be 
of advantage in sub-aqueous work. » 

On May 10 the Metropolitan Water Board made a taking 
of the lines which formerly supplied East Boston and 
Chelsea, from the Boston side of the Mystic draw, through 
Chelsea and across Chelsea creek to East Boston, a total 
length of about 10,600 feet of pipe. A 24-inch siphon is 
now being laid under the Mystic river by the Metropolitan 
Board, they having removed the old 24-inch and 30-inch 
siphons, both of which were broken. 



Engineering Department. 



95 



GENERAL STATISTICS. 



Boston Water Department. 

Daily average amount used through meters, 

'gallons 15,760,400 

Number of services ..... 87,525 

Number of meters ..... 4,445 

Number of motors ..... 120 

Number of elevators ..... 545 
Length of supply and distributing mains, in 

miles 713.4 

Number of public fire hydrants in use . 7,321 
Yearly revenue from annual water rates . $1,295,719 91 

Yearly revenue from metered water . . $901,250 20 
Percentage of total revenue from metered 

water ...... 41.0 

Yearly expense of maintenance . . . $507,163.96 



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[FROM THE CITY ENGINEER'S REPORT TO THE 
STREET DEPARTMENT.] 



The total quantities of work done and measured are as 
follows : 

Edgestones set, 23,562 linear feet; gutter paving laid, 
7,837 square yards ; brick sidewalks laid, 735 square yards; 
crushed stone sidewalks constructed, 7,776 square yards ; 
artificial stone sidewalks laid, 47,698 square feet; coal tar 
concrete sidewalks laid, 1,733 square yards ; flagging cross- 
walks laid, 818 square yards ; macadam surface (6 inches 
thick), 28,072 square yards; Telford (8 inches thick), 1,989 
square yards ; macadam (4 inches thick), 1,989 square yards. 

In addition to the above, measurements were made of 
work as follows : 

Square yards coal tar concrete walk, 489 ; square yards 
of artificial stone walk, 16,541 ; linear feet of edgestone 
set and reset, 264,982 ; square yards block-stone paving 
and crossings laid and relaid, 161,428; square yards round- 
stone paving relaid, 61,356; square yards brick paving laid 
and relaid, 147,863 ; square yards asphalt blocks laid, 2,377. 

The following statement gives the details of work done : 



Assessment Streets. 

The following streets were constructed under Chapter 323 of 
the Acts of 1891, and acts in amendment thereof or in addition 
thereto : 

Aberdeen street, Beacon street to Brookline branch of Bos- 
ton & Albany Railroad, is about 385 feet long. The contract 
for constructing the surface of this street and for building retain- 
ing wall, board fence and bulkhead was awarded to J. O'Brien & 
Son. Work under this contract was begun February 8, 1900, and 
completed August 21, 1900. 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 



Engineering Department. 101 

furnished on the work by the City, and flagging for crosswalks 
by the contractor. A contract for laying the ai'tifieial stone side- 
walks was awarded to Taylor, Carr & Andrews. Work under 
this contract was begun July 9, 1900, and completed August 21, 
1900. 

Alexander street, from Alexander street, southerly, about 
611 feet. The contract for constructing the surface of this 
street was awarded to James McGovern. Work under this con- 
tract was begun October 25, 1899, and substantially completed 
November 25, 1899 (a small amount of work required to finish 
roadway and sidewalks was done during season of 1900). It 
is a 6-inch macadam road, with brick and crushed stone sidewalks. 
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 and bricks were furnished on the work 
by the City, and flagging for crosswalks 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. AVork under this con- 
tract was begun November 14, 1899, and completed May 8, 1900. 
It is a 6-inch macadam road with crushed stone sidewalks. 
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 ; and circular edgestones were furnished on the work by 
the City, and flagging for crosswalks by the contractor. 

Ashley street, Breed street to Walley street, is about 641 feet 
long. A contract for filling 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 tliis con- 
tract was begun December 4, 1899, and . completed March 24, 
1900. Total amount of filling deposited was 7,825 cubic yards. 

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, measured in place. Work under this contract was begun 
January 16, 1900, and is still in progress; 100,400 cubic yards 
of filling were deposited before February 1, 1901. 

Plans and specifications have been prepared for extending the 
abutments of the bridge (formerly Leyden street bridge) over 
the Boston, Revere Beach & Lynn Railroad so as to widen the 
existing bridge. Plans have also been made for a wooden bulk- 
head on the northerly line of the railroad for supporting the filling 
of the street. 

Blandford street, Commonwealth avenue to the Boston & 
Albany Railroad, is about 399 feet long. A contract for depos- 
iting about 15,000 cubic yards of filhng 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, 



102 City Document No. 14. 

and completed May 9, 1900. Total amount of filling deposited 
was 10,400 cubic yards. 

Chiswick road, Chestnut Hill avenue toEnglewood avenue, is 
about 2,046 feet long. The contract for constructing the sur- 
face of tliis street was awarded to Collins & Ham. Work under 
this contract was begun September 10, 1899, and substantially 
completed December 28, 1899 (a slight amount of surfacing being 
required to finish roadway and sidewalks during season of 1900). 
It is a 6-inch macadam road with crushed stone sidewalks, without 
edgestones and with " hip" gutters. Crushed stone and gutter 
blocks were furnished by the City, and hauled to the site of the 
work by the contractor, and flagging for crosswalks was furnished 
by the contractor. 

Columbia road. During the year, under the contract with 
Simon J. Donovan, dated October 25, 1898, for grading that 
portion of Columbia road between Atlantic and I streets, there 
have been deposited 110,078 cubic yard of filUng. The work is 
not yet completed. 

Congreve street, South street to Centre street, is about 1,409 
feet long. The contract for constructing the surface of this 
street was awarded to WilUam Finneran. Work under this con- 
tract was begun November 4, 1899, and completed July 7, 1900. 
It is a 6-inch macadam road with crushed stone sidewalks. 
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, and flagging for crosswalks by the contractor. 

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 a rate of 45 
cents per cubic yard, measured in the bank. Work under this 
contract was begun January 3, 1900, and completed May 9, 
1900. Total amount of filling deposited was 43,292 cubic 
yards. 

Custer street. Woodman street to Arnold Arboretum is about 
509 feet long. The contract for constructing the surface of this 
street was awarded to Philip Doherty. Work under this contract 
was begun May 14, 1900, and completed June 6, 1900. 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, and flagging 
for crosswalks by the contractor. 

Dresden street, Boylston street to Spring Park avenue, is 
about 393 feet long. The contract for constructing the surface 
of this street was awarded to Thomas Minton. Work under this 
contract was begun April 11, 1900, and completed May 18, 1900. 
It is a 6-inch macadam I'oad with crushed stone sidewalks. 
Crushed stone, gutter blocks and straight edgestones were fur- 
nished by the City and hauled to the site of the work by the 



Engineering Department. 103 

contractor; circular edgestones were furnished on the work by 
the City, and flagging for crosswalks by the contractor. 

Edison Green, Dorchester avenue to Pond street, is about 
1,344: feet long. The contract for constructing the surface of 
this street was awarded to James McGovern. Work under this 
contract was begun April 16, 1900, and completed July 9, 1900 
(including setting about 420 linear feet of park curb and grading 
and seeding a centre planting space about 10,241 square feet in 
area) . It is a 6-inch macadam road with crushed stone sidewalks. 
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 and park curb were furnished on 
the work bj^ the City, and flagging for crosswalks by the con- 
tractor. 

Edwin street, Dorchester avenue to Florida street. (See 
report of Superintendent of Streets for 1899, page 272.) A 
contract for laying the artificial stone sidewalks was awarded to 
Patrick Lyons. Work under this contract was begun October 
30, 1899, and completed June 9, 1900. 

Esmond street. Blue Hill avenue to Harvard street, is about 
1,.518 feet long. The contract for constructing the surface of 
this street was awarded to T. F. Bradlej^ AVork was begun May 
8, 1900, and completed August 30, 1900. It is a 6-inch macadam 
road with artificial 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, and flagging for crosswalks by 
the contractor. A contract for laying the artificial stone side- 
walks was awarded to Warren Bros. Company. Work under this 
contract was begun July 5, 1900, and completed August 25, 1900. 

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 completed August 30, 1900 (in- 
cluding grading and seeding a centre planting space about 
14,619 square feet in area and loaming and sodding a sidewalk 
planting space about 5,442 square feet in area). This street is 
50 feet wide, and was built in the following manner : Two side- 
walks each 8 feet wide, 4.5 feet of the 8 feet being either coal tar 
concrete or artificial stone, the rest of the sidewalk being grass, 
bounded by granite edgestones ; two 6-inch macadam roadways, 
each 9.5 feet wide without block gutters, and a centre planting 
space with trees, 15 feet wide. Crushed stone and straight edge- 
stones 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, and flagging for crosswalks by the con- 
ti'actor. A contract for resurfacing old and laying new tar con- 
crete walks on that portion of the street between King and Lons- 
dale streets was awarded to Taylor, Carr & Andrews. Work 
under this contract was begun June 20, 1900, and completed 
June 26, 1900. A contract for laying artificial stone sidewalks on 



104 City Document No. 14. 

that portion of the street between Lonsdale and Templeton 
streets was awarded to Warren Bros. Company. Work under 
this contract was begun June 27, 1900, and completed July 9, 
1900. Fourteen maple trees were planted in the centre planting 
space in addition to those already there. 

Hubbard street, Chestnut avenue to Lamartine street, is 
about 449 feet long. The contract for constructing the surface 
of this street was awarded to Thomas Minton. Work under this 
contract was begun November 20, 1899, and substantially com- 
pleted December 27, 1899 (a small amount of work being required 
to finish the surface of the roadway and sidewalks during the 
season of 1900). It is a 6-inch macadam road with crushed stone 
sidewalks; crushed stone, edgestones and gutter blocks were fur- 
nished by the City and hauled to the site of the work by the 
contractor, and flagging for crosswalks was furnished by the con- 
tractor, 

Ipswich street, Boylston road to Boylston street, is about 
2,366 feet long. The contract for constructing the surface of 
this street was awarded to Collins & Ham. Work was begun 
under this contract August 16, 1899, and substantially completed 
December 8, 1899 (a small amount of work being required in sur- 
facing roadway and sidewalks during season of 1900). 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, and 
flagging for crosswalks by the contractor. Another contract was 
made with Collins & Ham for building fence on northerly side of 
street along location of the Boston & Albany Railroad. 

The Parkway bridge was unfinished, but temporary wooden 
fences and floor had been constructed so that it was open to 
travel. The ornamental iron fences have been completed, and the 
roadway has been paved with asphalt and the sidewalks with arti- 
ficial stone. The fences should be painted to correspond in 
color with the fences on the adjoining bridge over the railroad. 

Lauriat avenue, Ballou 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 completed August 
21, 1900. It is a Telford (8 inches) macadam (4 inches) road. 
Telford stone, crushed stone, gutter blocks and straight edge- 
stones 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, and flagging for crosswalks by the con- 
tractor. Under this contract the sidewalks were omitted, but 
artificial stone sidewalks have since been constructed under the 
supervision of the Street Department. 

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 completed May 22, 



Engineering Department. 105 

1900. It is a 6-inch macadam road with crushed stone sidewalks. 
Crushed stone, gutter blocks and straight edgestones were fur- 
nished b}^ the City and hauled to the site of the work by the con- 
tractor ; eii'cular edgestones were furnished on the work by the 
City, and flagging for crosswalks by the contractor. 

Oakview terrace, from Centre street about 861 feet south- 
easterly. The contract for constructing the surface of this street 
was awarded to Collins & Ham, Work under this contract was 
begun November 9, 1899, and completed July 13, 1900, not 
including artificial stone sidewalks. It is a 6-inch macadam road 
with artificial stone sidewalks and sidewalk planting spaces 2 feet 
wide on a portion of the street, together with an oval planting 
space near the upper end about 5,200 square feet in area. Crushed 
stone, straight edgestone and gutter blocks were furnished by the 
City and hauled to the site of the work by the contractor ; cir- 
cular edgestones were furnished on the work by the City, and 
flagging for crosswalks by the contractor. A contract for laying 
the artificial stone sidewalks was awarded to Patrick Lyons. 
Work under this contract was begun May 21, 1900, and com- 
pleted June 30, 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 con- 
tract was begun May 2, 189 'J, and substantially completed Sep- 
tember 12, 1899 (a small amount of work being done in sur- 
facing the roadway and sidewalks during season of 1900). 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 ; cir- 
cular edgestones were furnished on the work by the City, and 
flagging for crosswalks by the contractor. 

Rowe street, Ashland street to Seymour street, is about 475 
feet long. The 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. 
This contract was cancelled by letter of Superintendent of Streets, 
dated May 26, 1900. 

Rozella street, Adams street to Muzzy street, is about 322 
feet long. The contract for constructing the surface of this 
street and for rebuilding a retaining wall at the Mary Hemen- 
way School was awarded to Timothy F. Bradley. Work under 
this contract was begun November 27, 1899, and completed 
June 14, 1900. 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 delivered on the work by 
the City, and flagging for crosswalks by the contractor. 

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. 



10(3 City Document No. 14. 

This contract was cancelled by letter of Superintendent of Streets, 
dated May 26, 1900. 

Shatter street, Waterlow street to Faxon street, is about 744 
feet long. The contract for constructing the surface of this street 
was awarded to Philip Doherty. Work under this contract was 
begun April 4, 1900, and completed May 23, 1900. It is a 6-inch 
macadam road with brick 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 and 
bricks for sidewalks were furnished on the work by the City, and 
flagging for crosswalks by the contractor. 

Warner street, Harvard street to Park street, is about 830 
feet long. The contract for constructing the surface of this 
street was awarded to Timothy F. Bradley. Work under this 
contract was begun April 12, 1900, and completed July 17, 1900, 
not including the artificial stone sidewalks and sidewalk planting 
spaces. It is a 6-inch macadam road with artificial stone 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 were furnished on the work by the 
City, and flagging for crosswalks by the contractor. A contract 
for laying artificial stone sidewalks was awarded to Warren 
Bros. Company. Work under this contract was begun June 14, 
1900, and was completed July 3, 1900. The sidewalk planting 
spaces were finished by Timothy F. Bradley July 17, 1900. 

Dover-street Bridge. 

Plans and specifications were made for repairing the piers 
and removing part of the old draw foundation, and recover- 
ing the remaining part. A contract was made with William 
J. Lawler, November 30, for doing the work, which is now 
nearly completed. 

East Boston Ferries. 

Repairs of Piers. — Specifications were made early in the 
year for the renewal of a few piles in the pier heads at the 
East Boston landing of the North Ferry. The work was done 
by W. H. Ellis & Co. 

Specifications were made in March for repairing the north 
pier of the North Ferry, East Boston side. The work was 
done by Ross & Fowler at a cost of $826.60. 

Specifications were made in April for repairing the middle 
pier of the South Ferry, Boston side. The work was done by 
George Hayes & Co. at a cost of $643. 

Specifications were made in December for rebuilding 29 
feet of the northerly pier of the North Ferry, Boston land- 



Engineering Department. 107 

ing, and making other small repairs on the same pier. The 
work was done by Wm. J. Lawler at a cost of $472.89. 

Mount Washington Avenue Bridge. 

A plan and specifications were made for making general 
repairs on this bridge, but as the plan failed of approval by 
the Harbor and Land Commissioners no work has been done. 

South Union Station. 

Early in April, 1900, the work of repaving Atlantic avenue 
with granite blocks on a concrete base with pitch and pebble 
joints was resumed under the contract with H. Gore & Co., 
dated Nov. 6, 1899, and the entire work completed July 30, 
1900. 

The area paved included the portion of the street east of 
the street car tracks between Summer street and Kneeland 
street and a small area at the intersection of Beach street, 
where the work had been postponed on account of the delay 
in setting the special track-work at that point. Two small 
areas in Dewey square were also repaved with granite blocks, 
thus completing the entire pavement in the square on a con- 
crete base with pitcli and pebble joints. 

Beach street, between Atlantic avenue and South street, 
was regraded, the edgestone set, sidewalk relaid with brick, 
and the street repaved with granite blocks on a gravel base. 

Winter op Bridge. 

Plans and specifications were made for renewing some of 
the piles of this bridge which had been badly eaten by the 
"limnoria," and for making general repairs. A contract was 
made November 30 with William L. Miller for doing the work, 
which is now under way. 

AsSESSiMENT StEEETS. 

Working plans, specifications, and forms of contract were 
prepared and forwarded to the Street Department for the 
following assessment streets : 

Ashby street, Commonwealth avenue to Bay State road. 
Ashley street, Breed street to Walley street. 
Bay State road, Granby street to Chilmark street. 
Cardington street, Cobden street across Fenner street. 
Chilmark street, Commonwealth avenue to Bay State I'oad. 
Corinth street, Washington street to Brandon street. 
Dunford street, Cobden street to Fenner street. 
Echo street, Columbus avenue to Centre street. 



108 City Document No. 14. 

Fowler street, Glenway street to McLellan street. 

Homes avenue, Bowdoin street to Topliff street. 

Montague street, Ashinont street to Roslin street. 

Nottingham street, Ballard street to Bowdoin avenue. 

Province court, Pro^dnce street easterly. 

Public alley. No. 432, between Commonwealth avenue and 
Newbury street, from Fairfield street to Gloucester street. 

Rockford street, Dudley street to Clifton street. 

Seaborn street. Centre street to Kenwood street. 

Stratford street, Anawan avenue to Clement avenue. 

Tremont street, Washington street to Newton line. 

Trinity place, Stuart street to Stanhope street. 

Van Winkle street, Dorchester avenue to Shawmut Branch 
Railroad. 

Washington street, Morton street to Tower street. 

Woodcliff street, Howard avenue easterly. 

Wordsworth street, Saratoga street to Pope street. 

Plans and Specifications for Repaying Streets. 

Preliminary surveys were made and working plans, speci- 
fications, and forms of contract were prepared and forwarded 
to the Street Department for repaving the following streets : 

Atlantic avenue, Oliver street across India square. 
Atlantic avenue, India square across Clinton street. 
Atlantic avenue, CUnton street to P^astern avenue. 
Beacon street, Arlington street to Dartmouth street. 
Boylston street, Arlington street to Berkeley street. 
Commercial street. Eastern avenue aci'oss Hanover street. 
Commercial street, Hanover street across Hull street. 
Commercial street. Fleet street across Clinton street. 
Devonshire street. State street across Water street. 
Harrison avenue, Davis street to Asylum street. 
Mason street, Tremont street easterly. 
Meridian street, Trenton street to Eutaw street. 
Neponset avenue, Adams street to Minot street. 
Oliver street, Atlantic avenue to Milk street. 
Summer street (southerly side), Washington street to Fed- 
eral street. 
Temple place, Wasliington street to Tremont street. 
Tremont street, Scollay square to Boylston street. 

Plans for Repaying Streets. 

Preliminary surveys were made and working plans were 
prepared and forwarded to the Street Department for repav- 
ing the following streets : 

Blue Hill avenue. Intervale street to Dewey street. 
Broadway extension, Washington street to Harrison avenue. 



Engineering Department. 109 

Dover street, Washington street to Tremont street. 
Northampton street, Harrison avenue to Albany street. 
Prince street, Salem street 210 feet toward Hanover street. 
Tremont street, Dover street to Boston & Albany Railroad 
Bridge. 

Miscellaneous. 

Preliminary surveys have been made and plans have been 
prepared of the following Assessment streets and Public 
alleys, preliminary to construction : 

B street, West First street to Congress street. 

Berkeley street, Boylston street to Columbus avenue. 

Bird street, Columbia road to Hancock street. 

Boardman street, Saratoga street to Boston & Maine Rail- 
road. 

Brookline avenue, Longwood entrance to the riverway. 

Carlow street, Albany street to Chadwick street. 

Conrad street, Sumner street, 224 feet westerly. 

Dixfield street. Old Harbor street to Covington street. 

Gainsborough street, St. Stephen street to Hemenway street. 

Gibson street, Dorchester avenue to Adams street. 

Hancock street, Columbia road to Winter street. 

Leonard street, Duncan street to Adams street. 

Moseley street, Crescent avenue to Columbia road. 

Normandy street, Lawrence avenue across Grove street. 

Perkins street. Centre street to Jamaicaway. 

Public alley. No. 414, between Beacon and Marlborough 
streets, from Hereford street to Massachusetts avenue. 

Public alley. No. 415, between Beacon and Marlborough 
streets, from Gloucester street to Hereford street. 

Public alley. No. 416, between Beacon and Marlborough 
streets, from Fairfield street to Gloucester street. 

Public alley. No. 417, between Beacon and Marlborough 
streets, from Exeter street to Fairfield street. 

Public alley. No. 421, between Beacon and Marlborough 
streets, from Arhngton street to Berkeley street. 

Public alley. No. 430, between Commonwealth avenue and 
Newbury street, from Massachusetts avenue to Hereford street. 

Railroad street, Corey street to Willow street, 

Shepton street, Dorchester avenue to Florida street. 

Spencer street, Athelwold street to Harvard street. 

Templeton street, Dorchester avenue to Adams street. 

Thane street, Athelwold street to Harvard street. 

Westbourne street, Cornell street to Beech street. 

Grading Street Railway Tracks. 

The grades for tracks in the following streets have been 
determined and the necessary surveys made for determining 



110 City Document No. 14. 

the same, except that the Boston Elevated Railway Com- 
pany made the surveys for Adams and Webster streets. 

Boston Elevated Railway Company. 

Adams street, Neponset avenue to Minot street. 

Atlantic avenue, Oliver street to Comniercial street. 

Beach street, Atlantic avenue to South street. 

Blue Hill avenue, Intervale street to Dewey street. 

Broadway extension, Harrison avenue to Washington street. 

Brookline avenue, Longwood entrance to the riverway. 

Causeway street, Nashua street to Haverhill street. 

Columbia road, at Stoughton street. 

Commercial street, Atlantic avenue to Hull street. 

Dover street, Tremont street to Washington street. 

Qreen street, Bowdoin square to Chambers street. 

Harrison avenue, Davis street to Asylum street. 

Longwood avenue, Huntington avenue to Brookline avenue. 

Massachusetts avenue, Swett street to Edward Everett 
square. 

Neponset avenue, Adams street to Minot street. 

Northampton street, Albany street to Harrison avenue. 

Pleasant street, Tremont street to Shawmut avenue. 

Swett street, Albany street to Massachusetts avenue. 

Tremont street, Dover street to Boston & Albany Railroad 
Bridge. 

Tremont street (Brighton), Washington street to Newton 
line. 

Webster street, Orleans street to Sumner street. 

Western avenue, at Market street. 

West Roxbury and Roslindale Street Railway Company. 
Washington street, Adams street to Neponset river. 

Union Freight Railroad Company. 

Atlantic avenue, Oliver street to Commercial street. 
Commercial street, Atlantic avenue to Huh street. 

Total length of single track grades 17.2 miles. 

Miscellaneous Plans, Specifications, etc. 

The following plans have been prepared and the prelim- 
inary surveys necessary for the same have been made. 

Alford street, Mystic river to Everett line, plan of cross- 
section for construction ; plan of solid filling and riprap. 

Bay State road, G-ranby street to Chilmark street, plan of 
cross-section for construction ; plan, cross-section and specifi- 
cation for cap-stone for sea-wall ; plan and specifications for arch 
and sea-wall opposite Ashby street. 



Engineering Department. Ill 

Bennington street, Chelsea street to Revere line, cross-sec**^ 
tion of street as approved for construction. 

Beacon street, Arlington street to Dartmouth street, cross- 
section. 

Brookline avenue, Longwood entrance to the riverway, 
cross-section of construction ; plan of proposed change in line 
and grade near Longwood entrance. 

Cambridge street, between Warren street and AYashington 
street, plan and section of ground water drains. 

Centre street, opposite New Heath street, plan and specifi- 
cations for retaining wall. 

Devonshire street. State street to Water street, plan of 
templet for concrete base. 

Echo street, Columbus avenue to Centre street, cross-section 
for construction. 

Edison Green, Dorchester avenue to Pond street, plan and 
specifications for park curb for planting space. 

Florida street. King street to Lonsdale street, plan and 
specifications for tar concrete sidewalks. 

Freeport street, at Dorchester Yacht Club property, plan, 
sections and specifications for extending retaining wall. 

Harrison avenue, Davis street to Asylum street, plan of 
templet for concrete base. 

Macadam street, 20 feet wide, cross-sections for construc- 
tion. 

Mason street, from Tremont street, plan of templet for con- 
crete base. 

Meridian street, Trenton street to Eutaw street, plan of 
templet for concrete base. 

Moseley street, at Columbia road, proposed change of 
grade. 

Newburg street. Beech street to beyond Cornell street, plan 
for ground water drains. 

Pontiac street, Tremont street to Hillside street, plan and 
specifications for retaining walls and fences. 

Stratford street, Anawan avenue to Clement avenue, plan 
and section of artificial stone sidewalks. 

Tremont street, easterly side, from School street to Mason 
.street, plan for widening sidewalk. 

Trinity place, Stuart street to Stanhope street, plan and speci- 
fication for wall and fences. 

Van Winkle street, Dorchester avenue to Shawmut Branch 
Railroad, cross-section for construction. 

Waldeck street. Park street to near Tonawanda street, plan 
for tar concrete sidewalks. 



112 City Document No. 14. 



MISCELLANEOUS WORK AND CONSTRUCTION 
IN 1900. 



Atlantic Avenue Extension. 

Surveys and borings have been made preparatory to the con- 
struction of this work. Plans and specifications have been pre- 
pared for the southerly approach between Dorchester avenue and 
the Harbor Commissioners line on the South Boston side of Fort 
Point channel, and also for a portion of the northerly approach. 
Plans have been made for the foundations of the piers which are 
to be in the yard of the Boston Terminal Company. 

Bennington Street Extension. 

Plans and specifications have been prepared for extending the 
abutments of the bridge (formerly Leyden-street bridge) over the 
Boston Revere Beach and Lynn Railroad, for widening the exist- 
ing bridge. Plans have also been made for a wooden bulkhead 
on the northerly line of the railroad for supporting the filhng of 
the street. 

Broadway Bridge Rebuilding. 

A survey has been made preparatory to rebuilding this bridge 
and borings have been taken. A plan has been made of a 
temporary wooden foot-bridge to be used during the reconstruc- 
tion of the permanent bridge. 

Charlesgate Bridge over Ipswich Street. 

At the beginning of the year this bridge was unfinished, but 
temporary wooden fences and floor had been constructed so that 
it was open to travel. 

The ornamental iron fences have been completed, and the road- 
way has been paved with asphalt and the sidewalk with artificial 
stone. The fences should be painted to correspond in color with 
the fences on the adjoining bridge over the railroad. 

Chelsea Bridge, North. 

The temporary bridge, built around the draw of this bridge to 
accommodate travel while work was being done on the permanent 
bridge, was opened to street car travel May 12, and to team 
travel May 15, 1900, and was used continually until September 
2l, 1900, when travel was resumed over the main bridge. 



Engineering Department. 113 

The coutract for widening the opening of the main bridge from 
45 to 60 feet was awarded to William J. Lawler, February 27, 
1900. This contract included the building and extending of two 
new draw-piers, strengthening and enlarging the draw foundation, 
building two new fender-guards on the up and down-stream sides, 
making a new landing for the draw on the Chelsea side of the 
main bridge and cutting off about 10 feet of the main bridge on 
the Charlestown side. The iron draw was lengthened about 15 
feet on the Chelsea end, and 10 feet on the Charlestown end was 
added as a counterbalance. The contract for the work on the 
draw was awarded to the Boston Bridge Works on January 2, 
1900, for the sum of $9,992. The necessary changes to the elec- 
trical apparatus for moving the draw were made by the General 
Electric Co., and the machinery was refitted by Miller & Shaw. 

Travel was resiuned over the main bridge on September 24, 
1900, and the temporary bridge with its draw was soon after 
removed. 

The total cost of the work was $61,490.44, of which the City 
of Boston paid $30,690.44, the remainder being donated. 

Columbia Road. 

The only work done during the year has been that under the 
contract with Mr. Simon eT. Donovan, dated October 25, 1898, for 
grading that portion of Columbia road between Atlantic and I 
streets. Under this contract there have been deposited 110,078 
cubic yards of filling. The work is not yet completed. 

Congress-street Grade Crossing. 

Upon the petition of the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Boston, a commission was appointed by the Superior Court for 
the alteration of the grade crossing of Congress street and the 
railroad of the New England Railroad Company. Before any 
action was taken by the Commission, however, a special act was 
passed by the Legislature (Chap. 535, Acts of 1896) and ap- 
proved by the Governor, June 9, 1896, authorizing them to 
abolish the crossing " either by carrying Congress street over the 
location and lands of the New England Railroad Company, or 
altering the location of Congress street east of a point on that 
street 375 feet east of the easterly boundary of A street, or by 
discontinuing any portion of Congress street east of said point on 
that street and locating and constructing a new street 100 feet 
wide, including a bridge over Fort Point channel in substitution 
therefor." It also provided that the expenses of the alteration 
and improvement "shall be paid by the railroad company and 
the City of Boston and the Commonwealth, in such proportions 
as the Commission shall decide to be just and equitable, consider- 
ing all the relations of the parties." 

Under this authority, after numerous hearings, the commission 
filed its report with the Superior Court on March 10, 1897, and 



114 City Document No. 14. 

the report was accepted, and a decree was entered March 13, 
1897. The decree provided for the discontinuance of " that por- 
tion of Congress street east of a point on that street about three 
hundred eighty-eight and eighteen one-hundredths (388.18) feet 
east of the easterly boundary of A street over the raih'oad and 
land of the New England Railroad Company to the westerly side 
Une of B street," and in substitution therefor a new street was 
laid out 100 feet wide in extension of Summer street from the 
westerly line of Dorchester avenue, on the Boston side of Fort 
Point channel to the junction of Congress street, as heretofore 
planned, and L-street bridge at the " Reserved Channel," South 
Boston flats. Three approaches to this new street were also laid 
out by the decree ; the first approach called for the widening of 
Congress street to a width of 80 feet from Atlantic avenue to 
the harbor hue on the westerly side of Fort Point channel, and 
the building of a new street 80 feet wide along the harbor line 
between Congress street and the new street in extension of Sum- 
mer street ; the second approach called for a new street 60 feet 
wide from A street along substantially the old location of the 
New England Railroad, to a junction with the new street near 
the harbor line on the easterly side of Fort Point channel ; and 
the third approach provided for the building of portions of three 
streets already planned on the land of the Commonwealth on the 
South Boston flats, a part of D street 80 feet wide between its 
intersection with the new street and Fargo street, a part of Fargo 
street 50 feet wide between D and C streets, and a part of C 
street 60 feet wide between Fargo and Congress streets. 

The decree further provided that the New England Railroad 
Company should build the bridge over its lands, including the 
necessary abutments and piers, and that the City of Boston 
should do all the other work. The decree also provided that the 
expense of the whole work should be paid in the following pro- 
portions : The Commonwealth, 31 per cent. ; the City of Boston, 
30 per cent. ; and the Railroad Company, 39 per cent. 

The first work entered upon by the City in carrying out its part 
was the construction of the bridge across Fort Point channel, the 
general plans for which were approved by the Board of Harbor and 
Land Commissioners, September 7, 1897, and the necessary 
authority for the construction of the bridge and the building of the 
sea-walls was obtained from the United States Government 
through the Secretary of War, dated September 23, 1897. The first 
contract of the work, that for building the west abutment, was let 
on October 7, 1897. and the other contracts were let as rapidly as 
plans could be prepared. 

The masonry abutments and piers were completed December 30, 

1898, and the steel superstructure of the fixed spans on June 15, 

1899. The timber foundation for the draws and the necessary 
draw-piers were completed on August 8, 1899. On August 14, 
1899, work was so far advanced that the portion of the new street 
across Fort Point channel, and the approach leading to A street, 



Engineering Department. 115 

South Boston, were opened to public travel. At that time, how- 
ever, only one of the draws was put in service, the power for 
operating it being furnished by a temporary steam plant. Later 
the 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 of building the streets and bridges east of A street 
was prosecuted during the year 1900, and on December 4, 1900, 
when the roadway of the bridge constructed by the railroad com- 
pany over its tracks was paved and the sidewalks laid, the entire 
work was turned over to the care of the Street Department. 

The new street in extension of Summer street, as built is 4,954 
feet in length, measured on it centre line from the westerly side 
line of Dorchester avenue, to its intersection with centre line of 
L-street bridge, at the abutment on the westerly side of the 
reserved channel. The width of the new street for its entire 
length is 100 feet, divided into two sidewalks, each 12 feet in 
width, and a roadway 76 feet in width reduced slightly at some 
of the bridges by the trusses projecting above the roadway. The 
roadway is paved with granite blocks for its entire length, except 
the portion on the draw-bridge at Fort Point channel, and granite 
edgestones are set on the curb lines on all filled portions of the 
street. 

The gradient of the new street, starting from Dorchester avenue, 
rises at the rate of 1.75 feet per 100 feet to the draw over Fort 
Point channel ; across the draw and to the easterly line of the 
channel, the grade is level at 25.50 feet above city base ; from 
the easterly line of the channel to the bridge over A street, the 
gradient rises at the rate of 1 .75 feet per 100 feet ; from this point 
the gradient rises at the rate of 0.90 feet per 100 feet to the 
bridge over the railroad tracks. Across the tracks to the west- 
erly line of B street the grade is level at 40.50 feet above city base. 
At the latter point the gradient descends at the rate of 0.74 feet 
per 100 feet to the westerly Une of C street, and from this point 
the gradient descends at the rate of 1.50 feet per 100 feet to ele- 
vation 16 feet above city base and continues at this elevation to 
L-street bridge. 

The bridge over the channel consists of four deck-plate girder 
spans resting on masonry piers and abutments, and two retractile 
draws over a 50-foot channel-way for the passage of vessels. 
The four fixed spans rest on four granite masonry piers with 
concrete foundations, and two granite masonry abutments with 
similar concrete foundations. Borings made before the work of 
construction was begun showed that the bed of the channel was 
a layer of soft black silt, varying in thickness from 3 to 6 feet, 
and overlaying a stratum of soft blue clay, the top of which was 
at about 15 feet below city base on the westerly side of the 
channel and sloped to about 20 feet below, on the easterly side. 
This clay layer extended to a depth of about 40 feet below city 



116 City Document No. 14. 

base gradually becoming harder as it was mixed with sand and 
gravel. Below this depth the material was a fairly hard blue 
clay with increasing proportions of gravel and sand until a depth 
of about 50 feet below city base was reached where the material 
was almost entirely sand and gravel. 

One of the pro\dsions of the license granted by the Board of 
Harbor and Land Commissioners for the building of this bridge 
required a channel for vessels to be dredged 50 feet in width and 
to a uniform depth of 16 feet below low water, extending from 
Congress-street bridge to Mt. Washington-avenue bridge. 

The design adopted for the pile and concrete foundations of 
the piers consisted of a mass of concrete 11 feet 4 inches wide at 
the top, which was at elevation 0, city base and increasing in 
width 2 inches for each foot in depth of the piers. Piers 1 and 
2 (numbered from the west side of the channel) were carried 
down to 18 feet below city base, at which elevation the width 
was 14 feet 4 inches, and Piers 3 and 4 were carried down 
22 feet where they had a width of 15 feet. Spruce piles were 
driven in alternate rows of four and five piles each, spaced 15 
inches on centres, and were cut off at 4 and 3 feet respectively 
above the bottom of the concrete. 

In the rows containing four piles, the two centre piles were 
driven vertically, and in the rows containing five piles the centre 
pile only was driven vertically, all others in both rows being driven 
at an inclination of 1 to 12, the foot of all inclined piles spreading 
outward from the centre, thus increasing the area of the founda- 
tion over which the piles distribute the load coming on them more 
than 50 per cent. 

The construction of the piers proceeded in the following order : 
The mud and soft material was excavated to elevation, minus 19 
for Piers 1 and 2, and to elevation, minus 23 for Piers 3 and 4. 
At a few points where the soft material extended slightly deeper, 
the dredging was carried down until all the soft material was 
removed. The dredging was carried one foot below the required 
elevation of the bottom of the concrete to allow for the swelling 
of the clay caused by the driving of the piles, and soundings 
taken after the piles were driven showed that this allowance was 
not too large. After the dredging was completed, the spruce 
piles for the foundation were driven. The piles were from 35 to 
45 feet long, not less than 6 inches in diameter at the point, and 
were driven with the aid of a " follower," so that only a short 
portion of the pile was wasted. The average total penetration of 
the pile caused by the last five blows of a hammer weighing 2,600 
pounds, and with a fall of 10 feet, was about 6^ inches, the 
maximum allowed under the above conditions was 9 inches. As 
soon as the piles had been driven in any pier they were sawed off 
at the required grade and a coffer-dam, made of 6-inch splined 
spruce sheeting, was constructed to serve as a mould for the con- 
crete foundation. The sides of the coffer-dam were driven at the 
inclination of 1 to 12, and the sheeting was held in position during 
driving by double wale-pieces, the outside piece being attached 



Engineering Department. 117 

to piles driven outside the sheeting for this purpose. The sheet- 
ing was further secured against internal pressure by one-inch 
diameter rods extending across the pier and fastened by nuts on 
the outside of the sheeting. After the concrete was in place, and 
the masonry laid, this coffer-dam was cut off at elevation 0, city 
base. 

After the coffer-dam was in place, the space enclosed was 
filled with Portland cement concrete composed by measure of one 
part of Portland cement, two parts of sand and four parts of 
sound broken stone or gravel. The mixing was done in a con- 
tinuous mixing machine, having paddles revolving on a horizontal 
shaft in an inchned trough. The mixed concrete was conveyed in 
wheelbarrows to place where it was to be deposited. The method 
of depositing the concrete was by means of an iron chute or tube 
about twelve inches in diameter, having a hopper at the top to 
receive the concrete when dumped from the wheelbarrows. The 
chute was made in sections so that its length could be adapted to 
any required depth of the foundation. It was suspended by a 
differential hoist from a truck on a travelling frame which could 
be moved on a track from end to end of the pier, and the truck 
itself could be moved from side to side of the pier. By means of 
poles shod with saddled-shaped irons, the chute could be pushed 
so that its lower end would follow the battered sides of the coffer- 
dam and enable the concrete to be deposited close to the sides 
of the sheeting. When the concrete had reached an elevation 
within one foot of its finished surface, the water was pumped 
from the coffer-dam and the final foot laid with the dam free from 
water. This last layer was thoroughly rammed, and its surface 
made smooth at the elevation required to receive the first course 
of masonry. 

The piers above the concrete foundation are built of Cape Ann 
granite laid solid in Portland cement mortar, the exposed surfaces 
are quarry-faced, pitched to line, with no projections of more 
than 3 inches. The beds and vertical joints were dressed to lay 
■^-inch joints. The faces of the piers under the coping show 
seven courses, all of 22-ineh rise, excepting the two upper 
coursse in each pier which are of 21 -inch rise. The bottom 
course is composed entirely of headers extending through the 
pier, the other courses being laid in " Flemish " bond, all headers, 
however, extending through the pier. The stretchers vary in 
width from 22 inches in the top course to 30 inches in the 
bottom, the space between the stretchers being filled solid with 
Portland cement concrete of the same proportions as that used in 
the foundation. The coping stones of the piers are 22 inches 
deep, quarry-faced on vertical faces and hammered on top. The 
coping stones at the ends being dowelled to the course below. 
All face joints are pointed with mortar composed of equal parts 
Portland cement and fine sand. 

In cross section the piers were 4 feet 6 inches wide under 
the coping, increasing in width by a curved batter face to 8 
feet at the foundation. The coping on all piers was 5 feet 



118 City Document No. 14. 

6 inches wide. The piers with the exception of Pier 2 (which is 
protected by the piling of the draw foundations) have pointed 
ends with cui-ved faces to aid in passing ice and other floating 
material. The lengths of Piers 1, 3 and 4 measured on the 
centre hne at the foundation are 105 feet lOJ inches and at the 
coping 101 feet 6J inches, and of Pier 2, measured at the same 
elevations are respectively 99 feet 2 inches and 98 feet. 

The abutments on the west and east sides of Fort Point channel 
are similar in design, that on the west side bonding into the sea 
walls, which are built along the harbor line on that side of the 
channel, while that on the east side has return walls extending 
back about 35 feet along both street lines. The design of the 
foundations of the abutments was similar to those of the piers 
and consisted of a mass of concrete supported by spruce piles. 
The foundations were prepared by dredging out the soft material 
and then driving spruce piles the same as was done at the piers. 
The piles in the two front lines were driven at an inclination to 
the vertical of 1 in 6, and in the remaining lines they were driven 
vertically. The piles were driven in rows of seven piles each, 
the rows in the west abutment being spaced 2 feet on centres, and 
those on the east abutment 2 feet 2 inches on centres. The 
inclined piles at the front of the abutments were cut off at eleva- 
tion minus 9 and the others at elevation minus 2. Coffer-dams 
were driven about the foundations to hold the concrete, the front 
line of sheeting being driven at the same incUnation as the front 
piles. After the sheeting was in place clean gravel was deposited 
within the coffer-dam and back of it, that within the dam being 
placed with great care so that the finished surface on top should 
have a uniform slope of 2 horizontal to 1 vertical, and the foot 
of the slope should be below the original surface of the bottom 
of the channel. In the case of the west abutment this was at 
elevation minus 15, and in the case of the east abutment at 
elevation minus 12. On this sloping surface of gravel the con- 
crete rested. The object of this form of construction was to 
provide a mass of concrete round the front piles carried down to 
a depth which would insure protection to these piles from the 
ravages of worms, and at the same time to use the minimum 
quantity of concrete. The concrete used was of the same quality 
and mixed the same as specified for the piers, and was deposited 
in a similar manner by means of a chute. 

The masonry of the abutment is similar in quality to that of 
the piers. In cross section the west abutment is 12 feet o inches 
wide at its base, which is at elevation 0, and 9 feet 6 inches at 
the bridge seat at elevation 13.5; and the parapet is 5 feet 6 
inches wide at the bridge seat and 12 inches at the top. The 
east abutment is of the same dimensions as the west, excepting 
the width at the base which is 6 inches less. 

An opening for a sewer outlet was built through the west abut- 
ment 5 feet square, the bottom of the outlet being at elevation 
2.75 above city base. Some difficulty was found in the construe- 



Engineering Depart^nient. 119 

tiou of the return walls of the east abutment because of the old 
sea-wall, which crossed the street back of the new abutment. 
The old wall was taken down to about elevation 8 at the points 
where the return walls crossed it, and five lines of 15-inch steel 
I-beams were built into the masonry of each return wall, where 
it spans the old wall, the whole being surrounded by Portland 
cement concrete. In front of each abutment riprap was dumped 
to a depth of at least three feet above the bottom of the con- 
crete. 

Each of the four fixed spans over the channel consists of six 
steel-plate girders spaced 18 feet apart on centres. The lengths 
of the girders, measured between centres of bearings for each 
span, numbered from the west side are: For span 1, 70 feet 8^ 
inches up-stream girder and 78 feet 10 inches down-stream girder ; 
for span 2, 80 feet 5 inches and for spans 3 and 4, 85 feet. The 
depths of the girders for spans 1 and 2 increase from 7 feet at the 
abutment end to 8 feet 2 inches at the draw-span ; the depths of 
those for spans 3 and 4 being uniformly 8 feet 3 inches. The floor- 
ing is supported by built beams 2 feet 6 inches deep, carrying 15- 
inch I-beam stringers. A hard-pine spiking strip is bolted on the 
top of each stringer to which the floor planking is spiked. The floor 
planking is of hard pine planed to a uniform thickness, from 6-inch 
stock, and coated on top with a creosote preservative compound. 
On the planking is laid a waterproof coating consisting of four 
thicknesses of roofing felt, thoroughly mopped with roofing-pitch. 
This waterproofing is protected by a one-inch layer of concrete 
composed of road-pitch and sand. The wearing surface of the 
roadway is of granite block paving, laid on a thin bed of sand, 
with the joints bet^'een the blocks filled with pitch and peb- 
bles. 

The sidewalk floor beams are cantilevers, resting directly on the 
top of the outer girders of the bridge, and anchored to the road- 
way floor-beams. At their outer ends they support a facia, which 
forms the outside finish to the sidewalk, and at their inner ends 
they support a channel-beam to which is attached a cast-iron curb. 
The flooring of the sidewalk consists of pressed steel buckle plates 
riveted to the sidewalk beams, facia and channel beam. The 
wearing surface of the sidewalk is of rock asphalt with a pitch con- 
crete base. At the outer edges of the sidewalks strong but 
simple wi'ought-iron railings, with cast-iron posts, about 3 feet 7 
inches high, are built the entire length of the bridge. 

Between the curb and the granite paving of the roadway there 
is a continuous longitudinal slit kept open by separators, which 
provides for the surface drainage of the roadway and sidewallv. 
The ends of the flooring plank are protected by copper flashing 
and the water is diverted from the floor-beams and from the piers 
and abutment, by copper gutters. 

The fixed span adjacent to the draw landing has overhanging 
girders carrying heavy cross beams upon which the main girders 
of the draw rest when it is in position for travel. 



120 City Document No. 14. 

The draw-span consists of two retractile draws moving inde- 
pendently on heavy trucks which roll on steel rails supported by 
steel beams on a pile foundation. The foundations for these 
draws are similar to other retractile draws built in Boston, the 
only important difference being the substitution of steel I-beams, 
20 inches deep for the hard pine timber heretofore used for the 
upper track stringers. These beams are arranged in sets, one 
beam under each rail, the whole being solidly braced by steel 
angles, and bolted to the heavy timbering resting on the oak 
piles of the foundation. On the beams, 6 inch by 6 inch hard 
pine ties are placed and these in turn support the rails. The 
object of this construction was to secure a support for the rails 
which could be more easily renewed by the substitution of new 
ties for those which might become soft or rotten, instead of tear- 
ing out heavy timbering, as has been found necessary in the 
other form of construction. 

Each draw has a roadway 32 feet 6 inches wide in the clear 
and a sidewalk 11 feet 6 inches wide. The draws have each 
three lines of girders, each line being composed of two non-con- 
tinuous plate girder spans. The outside girders which span the 
channel used for the passage of vessels, rest at their front ends 
when the draw is closed, on cast-iron shoes, supported by canti- 
lever girders projecting from the fixed spans, and at the other ends 
they are supported by the rear girders by means of a pin connec- 
tion. The rear girders are supported on trucks resting on the 
rails of the foundation. When tlie draw is opened the front ends 
of each of the outside girders are carried by suspension rods 
passing over Samson posts erected at the front end of the rear 
span and then back to rear end of this span ; the front end of the 
middle girder being supported by means of a heavy cross girder 
attached to the outside girders. Proper counterbalance for the 
draw when open is provided by cast-iron boxes filled with lead. 
The floor is supported by built floor-beams riveted to the three 
lines of main girders. The flooring consists of two courses of 
spruce plank, the upper being 2 inches thick and the lower 4 
inches thick, the latter being kyanized. The stringers are of 
hard pine 4 inches by 14 inches. 

The motive power for the draws is furnished by two electric 
motors of the street-car type, one for each draw, placed in inde- 
pendent motor houses located on the draw foundation. Each motor 
is geared to a horizontal drum, 3 feet in diameter, whose axis is at 
right angles with the line of motion of the draw and whose centre 
is on the line passing through the centre of gravity of the draw, 
and parallel to the line of motion. A wire cable 1 inch in diam- 
eter attached to the draw at its centre of gravity by an adjusta- 
ble hitch, passes over a sheave 3 feet in diameter located at the 
channel face of the foundation and then back to the drum and a 
second cable leads directly from the hitch to the drum, the move- 
ment of the draw being accomplished by winding up on the drum 
either of the cables as it is desired to open or close the draw. 



Engineering Department. 121 

The motors are operated by controllers, one for each draw, 
placed in the controller house which is located between the draws 
near the face of the channel, enabling one man to operate both 
draws at the same time, and to have full view of the channel for 
the passage of vessels and the landings of the draws. Brake 
levers are also placed near the operator's station so that he can 
check at will the speed at which either draw is moving. Latches 
are provided at the landings so that the draws are locked auto- 
matically when closed. 

A house for the use of the draw-tenders while on duty is built 
on a wharf between the draw and Dorchester avenue, and fur- 
nished in a comfortable manner. 

The bridge over A street is a deck structure similar in design 
to the fixed spans across Fort Point channel, and consists of six 
plate girders, 53 feet span, centre to centre of end bearings, 
spaced 18 feet apart. The girders are 4 feet 3 inches deep at 
the centre and 4 feet 6 inches at the ends, measured from back to 
back of flange angles. The flooring is the same as the spans over 
Fort Point channel, the wearing surface of the roadway being of 
granite block paving and the sidewalks of asphalt. 

The abutments of tliis bridge are of granite ashlar masonry 
resting on a foundation of concrete and spruce piles. Borings 
taken at these abutments showed a soft clay .* 24 feet below the 
surface of A street, or at about elevation minus 8. The founda- 
tion was excavated to elevation 4, or about 12 feet below the 
surface of the street and spruce piles driven in rows of seven 
piles each, the rows being spaced 2 feet 4 inches on centres. 
The front pile in each row was driven at an inclination of 1 to 5, 
and an additional pile was driven between each row also at the 
same inclination. The foundation consists of a mass of Port- 
land cement concrete 15 feet 6 inches wide and 9 feet in thickness. 
The masonry above the foundation is of granite, laid solid in 
Portland cement mortar. 

The bridge over B street is a thorough plate-girder structure 
consisting practically of two independent bridges, each bridge 
covering half the width of the street. This gives two roadways 
31 feet wide in the clear, and two sidewalks about 9 feet in the 
clear. The girders are 86 feet 6 inches long over all, and 7 feet 
deep at the end, and 8 feet 6 inches deep at the centre, the top 
flange being curved. The floor-beams are built girders, spaced 
about 17 feet on centres, and are 3 feet 10^ inches deep at 
centre girders, and 2 feet 8^ inches deep at curb girders. The 
roadway stringers are 15-inch I-beams built into the floor-beams 
and spaced 3 feet 6 inches on centres. The roadway flooring is 
of 6-inch hard pine resting on spiking strips, bolted to the steel 
stringer^. The waterproofing and paving are the same as on the 
A-street bridge and fixed spans over the channel. 

The sidewalk is supported on cantilever beams which are 
anchored to the roadway floor-beams. The buckle plate floor is 
carried on built beams stringers and a facia, which forms the out- 



122 City Document No. 14. 

side finish of the bridge. The wearing surface of the sidewalk is 
of rock asphalt, the same as on the other bridges. This bridge is 
supported at its westerly end on the same piers that support 
the easterly end of the railroad bridge, but at its easterly end 
an abutment was built similar in construction to those at A 
street. 

The bridge over C street is a two-span steel-beam structure 
with brick and concrete arches turned between the beams. At 
the side lines of C street masonry abutments with concrete and 
pile foundations are built of the same design as those at A street, 
and in the centre of C street a masonry pier is built. The foun- 
dation of the pier is of Portland cement concrete supported by 
spruce piles. The piles are spaced 2 feet 6 inches by 3 feet on 
centres, and the mass of concrete is 10 feet 6 inches in thickness, 
111 feet 10 inches long and 8 feet wide at its base, which is at 
elevation 4 and stepped off to 6 feet wide at the top. As a 30-inch 
by 42-inch brick sewer had been built on the centre line of C street 
it was necessary to provide for it in the new structure, and it was 
accordingly rebuilt in the mass of concrete, with a single ring of 
bricks. On this concrete foundation two courses of granite 
masonry were laid, the upper course 2^ feet high being entirely 
above the finished surface of the street and was 2 feet 6 inches wide, 
100 feet 5|-inches long. On this pier a steel trestle rests, which 
supports the ends of the beams, forming the bridge. The beams 
under the roadway are 24-inch steel I-beams, weighing 90 lbs. per 
foot, 30 feet 10^ inches long and spaced 3 feet ^ inch on 
centres. Between the beams brick arches are turned made of a 
single ring of brick, and above these arches the entire roadway is 
filled solid with Portland cement concrete to within 9 inches of the 
finished surface of the paving. A granite curbing is set in the 
concrete, and the whole surface is protected by a four-ply water- 
proofing made of roofing felt thoroughly mopped with road pitch. 
The paving is of granite blocks laid with pitch and pebble joints. 
The sidewalk flooring consists of 12-inch I-beams spaced trans- 
versely 14 feet 3^ inches on centres and supported by plate 
girders, one on each street line, and one near each curb line. 
Between these beams brick and concrete arches are built similar 
to the roadway arches, and an asphalt wearing surface is laid on the 
concrete. The under sides of the arches are painted with asbes- 
tine cold water paint. 

The new street over filled land, between Fort Point channel 
and A street, between A street and the railroad company's 
property and between B street and C street, was required by the 
decree to be filled solid, and the filling supported by timber bulk- 
heads. On the northerly side of the street, between the channel 
and A street, the owner of the abutting property erected build- 
ings for the entire length, so that the foundation walls supported 
the filling. 

The design of bulkhead adopted served the double purpose of 
a support for the filling and a foundation for the plank sidewalk. 



Engineering Department. 123 

It consisted of two lines of piles thoroughly braced, both verti- 
cally and horizontally, the outer line of piles being driven about 
18 inches inside the street Hue and the inner line about 18 inches 
back from the curb line ; the piles in the former were spaced 6 
feet on centres, and in the latter 3 feet on centres. The face of 
the bulkhead which supported the filhng was made of 3-iuch 
plank. The bulkheads were anchored back into the filHng by one 
or two rods according to the height of the bulkhead, the rods 
being from 1 inch to 1^ inch in diameter. These rods were secured 
to anchors made of 3-inch plank set vertically in the filling, and 
located from 14 to 25 feet back from face of the bulkhead. The 
bulkheads east of A street were all built with oak piles on the 
curb hues, and hard-pine planking for their faces, those west 
of A street were built entirely of spruce timber. These bulk- 
heads varied in height from 13 feet to 26 feet 6 inches above the 
surface of the ground in front. The piles of these bulkheads 
are capped every 6 feet by 3-inch by 10-inch double girder-caps on 
which rest the 3-inch by 8-inch longitudinal stringers spaced 
about 3 feet 6 inches on centres, and on these the 3-inch plank- 
ing forming the sidewalks is placed. On account of the wooden 
buildings abutting on the south side of the street near B street, it 
was deemed advisable to make the bulkheads fireproof in front of 
these buildings. The anchors and piling with its facing near the 
curb line, were built the same as in the others, but the outer line 
of piles were spaced 3 feet on centres and surrounded by a wall 
of Portland cement concrete 2 feet thick extending from the sur- 
face of the ground in front to the top of the piles. This wall was 
tied to the curb bulkhead by 1-inch diameter rods, four to each 
pile. The bracing and plank sidewalk used at the other bulk- 
heads were omitted at this point. On all bulkheads wooden 
fences were built, those east of A street being 5^ feet high, made 
of 5^-inch wide boards separated by 1^-inch spaces, and those 
west of A street being rough two rail fences 3i feet high. The 
bulkheads on the approach from A street were built of a single 
line of spruce piles driven near the street lines, and faced and 
anchored in the same manner as the other bulkheads. 

Between the lines of bulkheads the new street was filled solid 
and paved with granite blocks on a gravel base, and granite 
edgestones wei-e set on both sides for the entire length of the 
street. The sidewalks had a wearing surface of crushed stone 
except on the north side between A street and the channel where 
a plank walk was laid. 

Where the new street was built across the lands of the Com- 
monwealth, the filling was allowed under the decree to slope on 
the adjoining lands. Surface drainage with the necessary catch- 
basins and manholes have been provided for the entire length of 
the new street. "West of A street the surface water is discharged 
into Fort Point channel; between A street and the railroad, the 
discharge is into the City sewer in A street ; between B and C 
streets the discharge is into the State sewer in C street, and 
east of C street the discharge is into the reserved channel. 



124 (Irrv Dooiimknt No. 14. 

IIiKler Mm^ (|c,(;rc(', ( 'oii^rc.HH hI.ic'-cI, Iuih \h'a;h widened 20 feel, on 
il.H ii()il,li(!rly Hid(!, from Ailiiiilic avcmic, to iJic, liarhor line (mi the 
weHt(!ily Hi(l(! of Fort I'oird, clianiKd, rnukiiif^ tJic total width of 
Uic, hIvccX Hi) feci, ; and a ni^w Htrc(!t .">() I ffrot ion^ liaH been laid 
out anfl hiiilt HO feet wide, l)c,l,w(M'n (Jorif^rcHH and Siitnnicr HtntctH, 
)i.loM^ tli(; hai'l)or lin<;, in continnnljon of l)<)V<'.\\i'.H\i-r !i,v(;n(i(; cx- 
tonHion. TIh; roadwa,y of tliJH ap|)roa(!li Ih 00 feet wide, and the 
Hid(!waIkH (iac.ii 10 feet wid(!. I W^twcon Atlantic avctinc! and the 
old ahiittnctil, of (Jorif^rcHH-Htroitt hridfjjc, it waH only n(!(!(tHHai'y to 
(ill th(! widc-iKid portion of the; Htrcot to tlu; rctjninid ^liuUi, and 
n!pav<! tJM! Htn!(5t. ThiH H(^(;tion of the Htrcc-t wjih p;i,v(!d with 
(^ranit(! hlockH on a cojuircti! haHe and pitcli and jx-hhlc, jointH 
w(!((! nHed. lMl(^c,Hf(Hi('H w(U'(' rcHc.t on hotli HidcH of th(! Htnuit 
!i,iid the Hid<'wall<H piivcd with lirick, Jiiid new catdi-haHinH hnilt on 
the wcHt Hide. l>(!yond th(i old ahiitnient it wmh neecHHary to hiilld 
Hea-wallH on both Hid(!H of (Jonj^icHH Htr(!<!t and alon^ th<', ru^w 
Htrcet on tli(^ water Hid(! from the northerly Hide of (/'on<^n!HH Htn^ot 
to th(! new al)ntin<!nt at Suinrner HtnMit, the nortluTly end of this 
wall Hc.rvinj^ aH a new abutment for the old pile bridge on (^oii- 
f^r(!HH Htre,et. It waw alHO neecHHary to build a Hhort length of 
wall on th(! W(!HterIy Hide of th(^ n(!W Htrect to |)r(^vent th<! flllinj^ 
from nlopitif^ iind(!r the buildin<4- at the eortuir of ('on^r(!HH Htreet 
jitid horchcHter jiammmk! cxtenHion. 

In dcHif^n tin; foiMidationH of tlKiHc wailn on t,he harbor fn^nt 
are Himilar to thoHc of the abutmentH of Summer-Htnuit bridge, 
aln^ady d(!Heribed; the only important dlffe,ron(t(! bein<^ th(! addi- 
tion of anehor rodw to the foundationn of the, wnll on Dorchenter 
avenue. 'rii(!H(! rodH were I |j in(;h(!H in diameter, and w(!r<i Hi)a(te(l 
from ',i to T) feet on rcnivvM, d<!p(!tidin«j; on tli(! iKiif^ht of th(! wall. 
()n(! <!nd of <raeh rod wan Heciued to the foundation by larp;e, eant- 
iron wanherH (smbedchid in the c.onc-icU' near itw tof), and the oth«!r 
end waH anchored to tlu; oak pihiH of tli<i «)ld wlmrf buck of 1,he 
wall. In croHH Hection tin; wall ni the; t(;p waH .'} leet wide und(!r 
th<! (H)f>in^, and at the bottom it vari(;d from iO feet widc^, when'- 
th(! wall wan 18 ("(tet hi(z;h, to 12 Htet inehcH when! itw«H 2.'J feci 
fi incrhcH liijrh. TIk! (mtini wall, exc<!pt the; part formitifi; the 
abutmetit of ('orif^rcHH-Htniet brid}j;e, waH cai)p(!d with a j^ranitc 
copinj^, and ban a wrou<i;ht-iron railin(^of the Hanu; d(!Hif^n an thoHe 
UHcd on the brid^cH. In (tonH(!(|U('nce of ilw. iirKM-r'tainly of the 
foundation under l,he building on IIk; Houthcrly Hide of (!on<rreHH 
HtrcM't, it wan <\vA'.incd si.dviHJible to build the wall on thin Hide of 
the Htnuit far enough b:i,ck from tlu; Htreet line; to avoid «,tiy 
poHHibhi injury to th(; foundntion of tlie pierH on which the build- 
iuff renin, and which projected nbout Jl h'A'l into the Htnu^t. The 
face of the wm,II wmh thenifore placed 4 feet (J inchcH back from 
the face of the biiildinj^, and thin Hi)ace Hf)anned by Ht,(!el-b(!amH 
anchon^d to ilw. wjill. The (h^Hi^n adopicd for tliiH wall provided 
a Portland c(^ment (concrete foundn,tion H feet in(!lieH wide; and 
II f<M't dee[), extending' from the top of th<! black nilt nt (ileva- 
tioii minuH f) to elevation feel, siipporled by HpiiKM- pileHHpa(!ed 



EN(iINICIORIN(} DlOI'AliTMENT. 125 

2 fe(^t on (•(!iitr(!H, in rowH 2 icoi ."» incli(!H jipiiil;. To loluin Um 
Hilt in j)OHiti(Mi, und Hcrvc uh a coiU'.v-diuw lor IIk! conciftlc, (J-incli 
liai'd |)inf( HlKii'tinfji; wjih driven not, Ichh lliiui 7 fciot into tlic (ilsiy 
holovv the Hilt. On tlii.s concrote foundation a rnhhlc; maHonry 
wall wan hnilt hiid Holid in Portland cenutnt. In order to relieve! 
the wall aH nnieh as poKHihIo from the preHHure of the fillirifij back 
of it, a pil(! jjlatforrn wan bnilt at (elevation a, extendirifj; Itaek I f> 
feet from the w:i,ll, and npon thiw r<!Htod the fillinf^ direet.ly hack 
of the wall. The widewalk, which waH partly (»ver the wail and 
partly ov(!r thcHpae-o betwcion the wall and the adjoinirifj; htiildinji;, 
waH suf)i)ort(!d on lO-ineh Ht.eel I-heaniH, Hpaee(l .'5 feet, on e(!ntr(!H 
and aneliored to the wall. J>etw(!en the Ht<!(!l heuinH th(; Hpiure 
was lillod with eonctrote for their full depth, ex[>an«l(!d uielal l»ein<5 
used where the (ron(rrete actn aH a beam. Diirinf^ the eonHtruetion 
of the walls on CongrcHH street, and the filling, fijradin^ and 
paving of that Htreet, an unohHtrueted roadway, not I<!Hh than .'51 
feet wide, and one Hidewalk, wen; maintained at all tiiruiH f(;r the 
acconnnodiition of traflio. 

The wall on the wenterly Hide; of I)oreli(!Mter uvcriiu; ex- 
tenHion for a length of abont 70 feet from the (corner of ('on- 
gre-HH Htre(;t, was built to mivva as a foundation for the n(!W 
Hide wall of the building built on the new Htn!et liiK;. Con- 
siderable diflieulty was found in driving the piles for th(! founda- 
tion of thiH wall, because of the piers of th(! old building. The 
bases of Hom(! of the pic^rs below low water wen; mon; thiin 5 
feet H(|uare, but an it waH known that thcHc pierH nisted on pilcH, 
it was not considcM-ed nciceHsary to remove the; foundation below 
low wat(M-. Expanded nietnl was uned in the eonei'ete foundiition 
of the n(!W wall to aid in distributing th(; lojid. About 20 feet 
in length of wall, in addition tcj that under tlx; building, wan 
built of the same, design as that on the houIIi side of (Congress 
Htreet to prev(!iit tli(! (illing in the Htreet from niaching tin; old 
pier foundations under the building. IJeyond this building the 
filling was allowed to slope on the adjoining propcrt,y. In ordc^r 
to allow of th(! free; ebbing and (lowing of tide water under th(? 
building on the corner of DorehcHtcr avcmiie iuid ('ongresH street, 
two lines of 20-ineli cast-iron f)ipe were laid through tli<r walls on 
Dorchester av(;nu(! and connectcrd by wooden Humes set in the 
filling of the strec^t. 

'J'he Hew<!r in Congi'<'HH strcc^t was extended Uowi Uic. old abut- 
ment to a new outh't in the new abutment at the harbor line. 

Hctween the new wallH the Htreet forming thiH a[)proach was 
filled HoIid for itH entire length, tlu^ roadway paved with grnnite 
Ijlock on a gnivel base*, granite; edgestorM; H<;t and the nidewalks 
paved with brick. 

The jipproaeh from CongrcHH Htreet laid out iind built under 
the decree covered partn of three; streetH which had been nbcjuiy 
planned by the; Comiiionwe;!dth in the; de've'lopme-nt of South 
JioHton flatH. 

'JMie portion of t,he appro:i,e-h ove-r (J stree-t, be-twcen (Jongre-sH 



126 City Document No. 14. 

and Fargo streets is 386 feet long and 60 feet wide, divided into 
a roadway 44 feet wide and two sidewalks each 8 feet wide. 

The portion over D street, between the new street and Fargo 
street, is 294 feet long and 80 feet wide divided into a roadway 
60 feet wide and two sidewalks each 10 feet wide. The gradi- 
ent of this portion is 1.50 feet per 100 feet. 

The portion of the approach called Fargo street, between C 
and D streets, is 550 feet long and 50 feet wide, divided into a 
roadway 34 feet wide, and two sidewalks each 8 feet wide and 
has a gradient of 1.70 feet per 100 feet. This portion of the 
api)roach was bnilt under the direction of the Board of Harbor 
and Land Commissioners in connection with the construction of 
other portions of Fargo street, between B street and Summer 
street, near L-street bridge. 

On all of the streets forming this approach the construction 
was the same, the filling was allowed to slope on the adjoining 
land, the roadway paved with granite blocks on a gravel bed, 
granite edgestones were set on both sides of the streets and the 
sidewalks were surfaced with crushed stone. 

The approach to the new street from A street laid out and built 
under the decree, and since named Melcher street by the Board of 
Aldei'men, is 652 feet long measured on its centre line, and 60 feet 
wide, di^^ded into a roadway 40 feet wide, and two sidewalks each 
10 feet wide. For a distance of 300 feet from A street the filling 
slopes on the adjoining property, but beyond this distance timber 
bulkheads are built on both sides of the street to its intersection 
with the new street as already described. 

The roadway was paved with granite blocks on gravel base, 
and granite edgestones are laid on both sides of the street. The 
sidewalks have plank surfaces, and catch-basins were built and 
connected with the sewer in A street. 

The bridge over the freight tracks of the New York, New 
Haven & Hartford Railroad consists of four spans of three trusses 
each, and are of the following lengths, measured on the centre 
line of the street, beginning at the westerly end of the bridge : 
Span one, 96.51 feet, from face of the parapet to centre line of 
piers; span two, 191.18 feet, between centres of piers; span 
three, 206.07 feet, between centres of piers, and span four, 
210.48 feet, from centres of piers to the westerly side line of B 
street. 

The westerly end of span one rests on a masonry abutment 
similar in construction to those built on the other bridges on the 
new street, the other end of this span and the ends of all other 
spans, except at B street, rest each on bents of three steel col- 
umns, supported on masonry foundations ; the three piers at B 
street, however, are entirely of masonry. 

The abutment is of granite masonry laid solid in cement mortar„ 
and supported on a pile foundation with a concrete cap. The 
piles w^ere driven in rows of seven piles each, the piles being 
spaced two feet on centres, longitudinally and transversely. 



Engineering Department. 127 

The concrete cap, which is 3 feet thick and 15 feet wide, was 
carried up to elevation 8, where the masonry foundation begins. 
The width of this foundation is 14 feet at the bottom, and is 
stepped off to 11 feet at the surface of the ground. 

The abutment is 10 feet wide at the surface of the ground and 
4 feet 10 inches under the bridge seat, at elevation 36. The 
bridge seat is 5 feet 2 inches wide projecting 4 inches over the 
face of the abutment, and is 21 inches deep. Above the bndge 
seat is a masonry parapet carried up to the under surface of the 
roadway paving. The foundations for the steel columns are all 
of the same design and differ only in areas, which vary in accord- 
ance with the loads coming upon them. Tlie dimensions of the foim- 
dations are as follows : Centre pier of north-westerly bent is 21 
feet square at the bottom and 8 feet square at the top ; side piers 
of same bent 17 feet square at the bottom and 6 feet square at 
the top. The centre pier has 100 piles in its foundation, and the 
side piers 64 piles in each. The centre pier of the middle bent 
is 26 feet square at the bottom and 10 feet square at the top ; side 
piers of this bent are 22 feet square at bottom and 9 feet square at 
top. The centre pier has 169 piles, and the side piers each have 
121 piles. The centre pier of the south-easterly bent is 25 feet 
square at the bottom and 1 1 feet square at the top ; side piers of 
this bent are 19 feet square at bottom and 9 feet square at top. 
The centre pier has 144 piles, and the side piers each have 81 
piles. The lower course in all these piers is of concrete, 3 feet in 
thickness with the top at elevation 8, above city base. All the 
other courses are of granite laid in cement mortar and are of a 
uniform rise of 2 feet, except the top course which is 2 feet 6 
inches in thickness. The elevation of the top of all these piers 
is at 16.50 feet above city base. 

The three piers in the bent at the hne of B street are built 
entirely of granite masonry from the concrete foundation to the 
bearings for the truss shoes. The concrete foundation of the 
centre pier is 37 feet long and 20 feet wide, and the side piers are 
25 feet long and 20 feet wide. The centre pier has 162 piles in its 
foundation, and each side pier has 99 piles, all piles being cut off 
at elevation 6. The concrete is 3 feet thick and is carried up to 
elevation 8, where the granite masonry foundation begins. The 
foundation masonry consists of four courses of 24-inch rise laid in 
cement mortar, and stepped off regularly from the dimensions given 
for the concrete foundation to a uniform width of 11 feet 6 inches, 
and to a length of 28 feet 6 inches for the centre pier and 17 
feet 6 inches for the side piers. The top of the foundation 
masonry is at elevation 16, substantially the present surface of 
the ground. Above the foundation the masonry is of quarry-faced 
ashlar laid in uniform courses. The dimensions of the centre pier 
are at foundation, length 26 feet, width 8 feet; under coping 
at elevation 33, length 16 feet, width 7 feet 3^ inches. The 
width of the side piers is the same as the centre pier and the 



128 City Document No. 14. 

length is uniformly 15 feet for the entire height. Each pier is 
surmounted by a granite coping 24 inches in thickness, projecting 
6 inches beyond tlie body of the piers on all sides. 

The built steel coliunns upon which the trusses of the bridge 
rest, are 19 feet 5^ inches long, measured from the top of the 
masonry to the distributing caps. The side columns are 5 feet 
by 6 feet 9 inches in cross section and the centre column is 6 feet 
by 6 feet 9 inches, outside dimensions, built up of plates and 
angles and thoroughly laced with angles. The foot of each 
column is anchored to the foundation by four 2-inch diameter 
bolts set in the masonry. The distributing caps are 7 feet 7 
inches long ; of 7 feet 5 inches wide for centre column and 6 feet 
5 inches wide for side column ; and consist of a nest of eight 15- 
inch I-beams for each cap, with 1 inch base plate and f inch top 
plate. 

The superstructure of the bridge is divided into four spans, 
each span consisting of three through trusses of the Baltimore 
type. The lengths of spans measured between centres of end 
pins are : Span one, 98 feet 4 inches ; span two, 188 feet 2 inches ; 
span three, 203 feet 1 inch; and span four, 211 feet 6 inches. 
The trusses are of a uniform depth of 25 feet between centres of 
pins and are spaced 40 feet apart on centres, dividing the bridge 
into two roadways 35 feet 6 inches wide in the clear and two side- 
walks about 8 feet wide in the clear. 

The flooring is supported by liuilt floor-beams 4 feet 4 inches 
deep at the centre and 3 feet 4 inches deep at side trusses, hung 
to the bottom chord pins by U-suspenders 1^ inch square, two 
at each connection. The ends of the floor-beams have projecting 
sidewalk brackets carrying a built facia, 36 inches deep, which 
forms the outside finish of the bridge. 

The roadway stringers are of creosoted hard pine 8 inches by 
16 inches, spaced 26 inches on centres, and rest on shelf-angles 
riveted to the floor-beams. The floor planking is also of creo- 
soted hard pine 6 inches in thickness. The planking is protected 
by a waterproof coating siiuilar to that used on the bridges built 
by the City. The wearing surface of the roadway is of granite 
block paving, laid on a thin bed of sand, with the joints filled 
with pitch and pebbles. 

The stringers of the sidewalks are 3 inches by 12 inches, creo- 
soted hard pine, spaced 26 inches on centres, and the planking is 
creosoted hard pine, 3 inches in thickness. 

The wearing surface of the sidewalk is an asphalt composition, 
on a coal tar concrete base, the whole being 3 inches in thickness. 
The raihngs are of the same design as used on the bridges built 
by the City. 

As required by the decree this bridge was designed and con- 
structed by the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad 
Company. The expense of maintaining its wearing-surface, 
however, must be borne by the City, while the maintenance of the 
rest of the structure falls on the railroad company. 



Engineeking Department. 129 



Dorchester Avenue Grade Crossing. 

The work of raising Dorchester avenue, Boston, Swett, and the 
adjacent streets so as to pass over the tracks on the new location 
of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad has been 
completed with the exception of the permanent superstructure of 
the bridge on Swett street where a temporary wooden super- 
structure has been built. 

The main features of this work were described in the last 
annual report. The streets affected by the changes in grade 
have all been reconstructed ; the main thoroughfares Dorchester 
avenue, Boston and Swett streets, have the roadways paved with 
granite blocks on a gravel base, and the sidewalks paved with 
brick with granite curbstones ; the side streets are finished with 
granite curbstones, gutters paved with granite blocks, roadways 
with Telford macadam and sidewalks with crushed stone surfaces. 
Where the abutting land is vacant wooden fences have been built 
on the street lines. All of the pipes, electric conduits, poles and 
manholes on the streets have been raised to conform to the new 
grades. Catch-basins have been built where required and con- 
nected with the sewers. 

In some cases where settlement for damages had not been 
made with abutters, retaining walls were built within the street 
lines for supporting the street. The total length of such walls 
was 570 feet, and their cost $9,502.86. 

-^ The masonry for the bridges on Dorchester avenue, Boston, 
and Swett streets is substantially of the same character in each. 
No piles were required, good hard bottom having been found at 
grades varying from 2.5 to 3.5 feet above city base. The 
foundations below grade 12 are of American cement concrete. 
Above the foundations the masonry is of granite ashlar with rub- 
ble backing and cut-stone bridge-seat and parapet courses. The 
walls are ballasted with quarry chips. 

The total amount of filling deposited on Swett and adjacent 
streets was 37,064 cubic yards costing $13,865.94, of which 
6,152 cubic yards costing $2,617.21 was on account of the widen- 
ing of the street, and was paid by the Street Department. 

The paving and regulating of Swett and adjacent streets was 
done under the contract with Messrs. Jones and Meehan, dated 
December 8, 1899. The work was finished on July 25 at a cost 
of $21,681.09. There was also paid to the same contractors 
$1,315.80 by the Street Department for additional work done on 
account of the widening of Swett street. 

The filling on Dorchester avenue and the approaches thereto 
was done by several parties, but the larger part was done by the 
New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Company. The 
total amount of filling was 65,599 cubic yards. 

The abutments for the bridge on Dorchester avenue were 
built by Messrs. Holbrook, Cabot and Daly under their contract 



130 City Document No. 14. 

dated May 27, 1899, and were finished late in March at a cost 
of $23,427.41. 

On April 17, 1900, a contract was made with Messrs. Jones 
and Meehan for paving and regulating Dorchester avenue, Kemp 
and Albert streets. The work was completed on September 4, at 
a cost of $18,612.33. 

On April 20, 1900, a contract was made with Messrs. ColUns 
and Ham for surfacing Powers, Rawson, Washburn and Howell 
streets. They finished their work on August 16, at a cost of 
$5,268. 

The bridge superstructures on Dorchester avenue and Boston 
' street were built by the Toledo Bridge Company under a contract 
dated October 6, 1899. The Dorchester-avenue bridge was 
finished on June 19, at a cost of $13,483.78. 

The erection of the bridge on Boston street was begun on 
July 10, and finished on August 18, at a cost of $9,945.50, 
including the removal of the temporary wooden bridge. 

There were built on the whole work 7,560 hnear feet of wooden 
fences at a cost of $2,496.25. 

Dover-street Bridge. 
See page 106. 

East Boston Ferries. 
See page 106. 

Independence Square. 

On April 27, 1900, a contract was made with the W. A. Murt- 
feldt Co. for building steps at the corner of M and Second streets, 
and also at the corner of N and Second streets. The work con- 
sists of artificial stone steps with landings, and with iron railings. 
They serve to connect the promenade on the square with the 
street below. The work involved some changes in the drainage 
of the square. It was finished on August 3, at a cost of $2,444.15. 

Malden Bridge. 

The temporary bridge mentioned in the last report as being 
built by Benj. Young, was completed in June, at a cost for con- 
tract work of $26,552, and was opened to travel early in June; 
it is 40 feet wide with one sidewalk 7 feet wide on the northerly 
side ; the draw is the one used on the old bridge, and was moved 
to the new foundation, and the old bridge was closed. An ap- 
proach was built through the Charlestown playground. 

Specifications and plans were made for building a pile bridge 
60 feet wide with a draw-way of 50 feet, near the site of the old 
bridge, and a contract was made with William J. Lawler, June 11, 
1900, for building the main bridge and wharves, but not includ- 
ing the draw, for $66,079, and about a third of the work is done. 
January 22, 1901, a contract was made with the New England 






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Structural Company for building and erecting the draw, in ac- 
cordance with plans and specifications made by this department, 
for $15,200. 

Mx. "Washington-avenue Bridge. 
See page 107. 

Salt- Water Fire Protection, City Institutions, Long Island. 

During the past year a salt-water system of fire protection for 
the City buildings on Long Island has been completed. Its 
essential features are a pipe system of 3,400 feet of 6-inch cast- 
iron pipe with hydrants necessary to protect the different build- 
ings ; a Blake Underwriter pump of 1,500 gallons per minute 
capacity located on the south-easterly shore of the island, at high 
water mark ; a pump- well, 4 feet in diameter, extending to grade 
— 4.5 ; a suction box (2 feet by 1 foot) with its top at grade 
— 2.0 running level from the pump-well to a point about 150 feet 
beyond mean low water mark and a crib (14 feet by 14 feet by 
4 feet) on ihe end of the suction box. Steam is supplied from 
the Institutions boiler-house which is 400 feet distant, and full 
working pressure is always maintained at the pump. Tests made 
show the ability of the plant to satisfactorily furnish six efficient 
fire streams. 

WiNTHROP Bridge. 
See page 107. 

Miscellaneous. 

Additional estimates were made of the cost of abolishing the 
grade crossings on Blue Hill avenue and Oakland street. 

Estimates were made of the cost of abolishing the grade cross- 
ing on Dudley street. 

Borings were taken and a report made on two lots of land 
which were being considered by the School Committee for a site 
for the proposed Normal School. 

An examination and report were made concerning the retaining 
walls on Park street, Dorchester. 

An examination and report were made for a proposed public 
boat-landing on Charles river to replace the one done away with 
by the removal of the old Charles-river bridge. 

Respectfully submitted, 

William Jackson, 

City Engineer. 



132 City Document No. 14. 



CITY ENGINEERS. 

1850-1900. 



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. 



Engineering Department. 133 



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, 1900, to 
February 1, 1901. 

Appendix C. — Table of accident and other plans made for 
the Law Department from February 1, 
1900, to February 1, 1901. 

Appendix D. • — Table of surveys, plans, and profiles made 
by the Surveying Division of the Engi- 
neering Department from February 1, 
1900, to February 1, 1901. 

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, 1900, to Febru- 
ary 1, 1901. 

Appendix F. — Engineering Department property schedule. 

Appendix G. — Elevations referred to Boston city base. 

Appendix H. — Engineering Department Annual Reports, 
1867-1900. 

Appendix I. — Engineering Department, Revised Ordi- 
nances. 

Appendix J. — Employees and Salaries. 

Appendix K. — Meridian Line. 



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APPENDIX B. 



LIST OF ESTIMATE PLANS FURNISHED THE ASSESSMENT 
DIVISION OF THE STREET LAYING-OUT DEPARTMENT, 
FROM FEBRUARY 1, 1900, TO FEBRUARY 1, 1901. 

Boston Proper. 

Public Alley No. 101 Richmond street to Cross street. 

Public Alley No. 402 Garrison street to West Newton street. 

Public Alley No. 403. — West Newton street to Cumberland street. 
Public Alley No. 404- — Cumberland street to Public Alley No. 405. 
Public Alley No. 4I8. — Dartmouth street to Exeter street. 
Public Alley No. 419. — Clarendon street to Dartmouth street. 
Public Alley No. 4^0. — Berkeley sti-eet to Clarendon street. 
Public Alley No. 42^- — Arlington street to Berkeley street. 
Public Alley No. 423. — Berkeley street to Clarendon street. 
Public Alley No. 4^4- — Clarendon street to Dartmouth street. 
Public Alley No. 4^5. — Dartmouth street to Exeter street. 
Public Alley No. 4^6. — Exeter street to Fairfield street. 
Public Alley No. 4^7. — Fairfield street to Gloucester street. 
Public Alley No. 4^8. — Gloucester street to Hereford street. 
Public Alley No. 4^9. — Hereford street to Massachusetts avenue. 
Public Alley No. 431. — Gloucester street to Hereford street. 
Trinity place. — St. James avenue to Stuart street. 
Trinity place. — Stuart street to Stanhope street. 

South Boston. 
L street. — Between East First street and low water. 

East Boston. 

Public Alley No. 2001. — Marginal street to Webster street. 

ROXBURY. 

Aberdeen street. — From Beacon street to Boston & Albany Rail- 
road. 
BrooTdine avenue. — From Longwood entrance to riverway. 

Cardington street From Cobden street to Fenner street. 

(Jarlow street From Chadwick street to Albany street. 

Dunford street From Cobden street to Fenner street. 

Gainsborough street. — From St, Stephen street to Hemenway street. 

Pontiac street From Hillside street to Tremont street. 

Swett street. — From Albany street to Dorchester avenue. 

Dorchester, 

Bird street From Columbia road to Hancock street, 

Gibsmi street. — From Adams street lo Dorchester avenue. 



Engineering Department. 137 

Hancock street. — From Columbia road to Winter street. 

Morton street From Harvard street to Sanford street. 

Normandy street. — From Lawrence avenue to Grove street. 
Shepton street. — From Dorchester avenue to Florida street, 
Templeton street. — From Adams street to Dorchester avenue. 

West Koxbury. 

Angell street. — From Blue Hill avenue to Canterbury street. 
Congreve street. — From Centre street to South street. 
CoriJith street. — From Washington street to Brandon street. 
Centre street. — From Woodman street to Arnold Arboretum. 
Dresden street. — From Spring Park avenue to Boylston street. 
Huhhard street. — From Lamartine street to Chestnut avenue. 
Morton street. — From Canterbury street to Harvard street. 
Newhurg street. — From Belgrade avenue to Beech street. 
Oakview street. — From Centre street. 
Mailroad street. — From Corey street to Willow street. 
Bowe street. — From Ashland to Seymour street. 
Seymour street. — From Brown avenue to Canterbury street. 

Stratford avenue From Anawan avenue to Clement avenue. 

Washington street. — From Morton street to Tower street. 
Westhourne street From Beech street to Cornell street. 

Brighton. 

Cambridge street. — From Washington street to Union square. 
CJiester street. — From Commonwealth avenue to Brighton avenue. 

North Harvard street From Western avenue to Charles river. 

Tremont street. — From Washington street to Newton line. 



138 City Document No. 14. 



APPENDIX C 



TABLE OF ACCIDENT AND OTHER PLANS MADE FOR THE 
LAW DEPARTMENT, FROM FEBRUARY 1, 1900 TO FEB- 
RUARY 1, 1901. 

Boston Peoper. 

Albany street. — Plan of street near Keed's Block. 

Berkeley street. — Plan of street at Boston and Providence Eailroad 

bridge. 
Berkeley street. — Plan of street near Tremont street. 
Bowdoin square. — Plan of street near Cambridge street. 

Bromfield street Plan of street corner Province street. 

Chapman place. — Plan of street corner School street. 
Charles street. — Plan of street at Boston Common. 
Charter street. — Plan of street in front of No. 42. 
Columbus avenue. — Plan of street in front of No. 371 A. 
Court street. — Plan of street in front of No. 107. 
Cross .street. — Plan of street in front of No. 2. 
Dartmouth street. — Plan of street at Railroad bridge. 
Devonshire street. — Plan of street corner Milk street. 

Devonshire street Plan of street in front of No. 71. 

Hanover street. — Plan of street in front of No. 307. 
Hanover street. — Plan of street in front of No. 307. 
Hams street. — Plan of street near Hanover street. 
Harrison avenue. — Plan of street near Way street. 

Harrison avenue Plan of street in front of No. 79. 

Harrison avenue. — Plan of street corner Oneida street. 
Harrison avenue. — Plan of street corner Oneida street. 
Harrison avenue. — Plan of street in front of No. 647. 

Hudson street Plan of street in front of No. 80. 

Huntington avenue. — Plan of street at Oxford terrace. 
India street. — Plan of street near Atlantic avenue. 

Kendall street Plan of street in front of No. 108. 

Lenox street Plan of street in front of No. 112. 

Leverett street. — Plan of street in front of No. 110. 
Massachusetts avenue. — Plan of street corner Albany street. 
McLellan street. — Plan of street near Reed street. 
Merrimac street. — Plan of street at Haymarket square. 
Minot street. — Plan of street in front of No. 10. 
Montgomery street. — Plan of street corner Clarendon street. 

Oxford terrace Plan of street near Huntington avenue. 

Pinckney street Plan of street in front of No. 23. 

Pleasant street. — Plan of street corner Shawmut avenue. 
Pleasant street. — Plan of street in front of No. 179. 
Poplar street. — Plan of street in front of No. 27. 
Portland street. — Plan of street in front of No. 118. 
Portland street. — Plan of street near Market street. 



Engineering Department. 139 

Revere street. — Plan of street in front of No. 45, 
Salem street. — Plan of street in front of No. 142. 
School street. — Plan of street corner Tremont street. 
School street. — Plan of street in front of No. 28. 
Shawmut avenue. — Plan of street in front of No. 289. 
Sioett street. — Plan of street in front of No. 40. 
Temple street. — Plan of street in front of No. .32. 
Tileston street. — Plan of street corner Wiggin street. 
Tremont row. — Plan of street corner Pemberton square. 
Tremont street. — Plan of street in front of No. 801. 

Trumbull street Plan of street near Ivanhoe street. 

Utiion Park street. — Plan of street near Shawmut avenue. 
Wall street. ~ Plan of street in front of No. 16. 
Washington street. — Plan of street corner Kneeland street. 
Washington street. — Plan of street in front of No. 154. 

South Boston. 

Bolton street. — Plan of street in front of No. 190. 
Broadway. — Plan of street in front of Nos. 525 and 527. 
Dorchester avenue. — Plan of street in front of No. 294. 
Dorchester avenue. — Plan of street near Federal-street bridge. 
Dorchester avenue. — Plan of street corner Telegraph street. 
Ellery street. — Plan of street corner Wadleigh place. 
F street. — Plan of street near Broadway. 
Silver street. — Plan of street in front of No. 53. 
Third street Plan of street at New England Railroad bridge. 

East Boston. 

Bremen street Plan of street in front of No. 440. 

Brigham street. — Plan of street at Ida street. 

Lexington .'Street. — Plan of street corner Marion street. 

Murray court. — Plan of street at Orleans street. 

Sumner street. — Plan of street at Boston & Albany Railroad. 

Charlestown. 

Cambridge street. — Plan of street corner Rutherford avenue. 
Main street. — Plan of street corner Mystic street. 

Dorchester. 

Adams street. — Plan of street opposite No. 555. 

Blue Hill avenue Plan of street at Fremont street. 

Dorchester avenue. — Plan of street near Melville avenue. 
Bowdoin street. — Plan of street at Draper street. 

Lauriat avenue Plan of street in front of Nos. 40 and 42. 

Neponset avenue Plan of street in front of No. 447. 

Talbot avenue. — Plan of Hendries' buildings. 
Wrentham street Plan of street in front of No. 96. 

ROXBURY. 

Bartlett street Plan of street near Washington street. 

Blue Hill avenue. — Plan of street in front of No. 327. 

Centre street Plan of street in front of No. 187. 

Hemenway street. — Plan of street in front of No. 61. 



140 City Document No. 14. 

Sewell street. — Plan of street in front of No. 6. 
Tremont street. — Plan of street near Roxbury Crossing, 
Windsor street. — Plan of street in front of Nos. 40 and 40A. 

West Eoxbury. 

Alfred street. — Plan of street in front of No. 2. 
A/ngell street. — Plan of Nason lot, with levels. 
Cornwall street. — Plan of street at Stony brook. 

Hyde Park avenue Plan of street beyond Walk Hill street. 

South street. — Plan of street in front of No. 817. 

Brighton. 

Lanark road — Plan of street corner of Kilsyth road. 
Bockland street. — Plan of street near Mt. Vernon street. 
Waverly street. — Plan of street near Market street. 



Engineering Department. 141 



APPENDIX D. 



TABLE OF SURVEYS, PLANS AND PROFILES MADE BY THE 
SURVEYING DIVISION OF THE ENGINEERING DEPART- 
MENT FROM FEBRUARY 1, 1900, TO FEBRUARY 1, 1901. 

Boston Proper. 
(ISTorth of Massachusetts avenue.) 

Adams square. — Southerly side, Washington street to Devonshire 
street. Plan and profile of edgestone for proposed grade. 

Atlantic avenue. — Kneeland street to Dorchester avenue. Plan and 
profile for laying out and established grade. 

Batterymarch street. — Southerly corner Milk street. Plan and pro- 
file of edgestone for proposed grade. 

Beach street. — Harrison avenue to Lincoln street. Plan and profile 
of edgestone for proposed grade. 

Beacon street. — Westerly corner Dartmouth street. Plan and pro- 
file of edgestone for proposed grade. 

Beacon street. — From Somerset street to Bowdoin street. Plan 
showing building line. 

Berkeley street. — Boylston street to Columbus avenue. Plan and 
profile for revised grade. 

Beverly street. — Causeway street to Traverse street. Plan show- 
ing line. 

Blossom street. — No. 17. Plan showing estate. 

Blossom street. — Parkman street to Cambridge street. Plan and 
profile of edgestone for proposed grade. 

Bosworth street Plan and profile of edgestone. 

Broadway Harrison avenue to Fort Point channel. Plan and 

profile for revised grade. 

Bromfield street. — Washington street to Tremont street. Plan and 
profile for proposed grade. 

Buckingham street. — Columbus avenue to Dartmouth street. Plan 
and profile for relocation and for revised grade. 

Butler roiv. — Plan and profile of edgestone for proposed grade. 

Butler square. — Plan and profile of edgestone for proposed grade. 

Carlton street. — Yarmouth street to Wellington street. Plan and 
profile for laying out and established grade. 

Central Wharf. — India street to Atlantic avenue. Plan and pro- 
file for laying out and established grade. 

Chandler street. — Southerly corner Berkeley street. Plan and pro- 
file for proposed grade. 

Chatham street. — Commercial street to Chatham row. Plan and 
profile for proposed grade. 



142 City Document No. 14. 

Clarendon street. — Columbus avenue to, and over railroad tracks to 
St. James avenue. Plan and profile for laying out and estab- 
lished grade. 

Clark street Hanover street to Korth street. Plan and profile 

for proposed grade. 

Clinton street. — Plan showing estate for assessment. 

Congress street. — Plan and profile for laying out and established 
grade. 

Devonshire street. — South-westerly corner Adams square. Plan and 
profile of edgestone for pro))Osed grade. 

FHencl street. — South-westerly side, Washington street to Sudbury 
street. Plan and profile for proposed grade. 

Genesee street. — In vicinity of Albany street. Preliminary plan, 
also plan for relocation. 

Hale street (Crescent place) from Green street. Plan and profile 

for laying out and established grade. 

Harrison avenue. — At Perry street. Plan and profile of building, 
etc., for proposed grade, 

Harrison avenue. — At Randall street. Plan and profile of edgestone 
for proposed grade. 

Harrison avenue. — Maiden street to Dedham street. Plan and pro- 
file for proposed grade. 

Harvard street'. — Utica street to South street. Plan and profile of 
edgestone for proposed grade. 

Haverhill street, — Plan showing discontinuance at jog. 

Haverhill street. — At Haymarket square over subway. Plan and 
profile of edgestone for revised grade. 

Haymarket square. — Over subway. Plan and profile of edgestone 
for proposed grade. 

Haymarket square Plan showing relocation. 

Lawrence street. — Berkeley^ street to Clarendon street. Plan and 
profile of edgestone for proposed grade. 

Lehigh street. — Broadway to South street. Plan showing discon- 
tinuance. 

Lerois street. — Plan of a portion of Sargent's wharf. 

Milk street. — Southerly corner of Batterymarch street. Plan and 
profile of edgestone for proposed grade. 

Newland street. — Worcester street to West Springfield street. Plan 
and profile of edgestone for revised grade. 

North Bennet street Corner Bennet avenue. Plan of estate. 

Perry street. — Plan and profile for proposed grade. 

Plympton street. — At Harrison avenue. Plan and profile of edge- 
stone for revised grade. 

Portland street. — At Sudbury street. Plan showing relocation. 

Portland street. — At Market street. Plan showing taking. 

Portland street. — Westerly corner of Sudbury street. Plan and pro- 
file of edgestone for proposed grade. 

Province street. — School street to Bromfield street. Plan and pro- 
file for revised grade. 

Public Alley No. 102. — Marshall street to Creek square. Plan show- 
ing estates for assessment. 

Public Alley No. 401. — Irvington street to Garrison street. Plan 
showing estates for assessment. 

Public Alley No. 405. — Huntington avenue to St. Botolph street. 
Plan showing estates for assessment. 



Engineering Department. 143 

Public Allen Xo. 438. — Arlington street to Berkeley street. Plans 
showing estates for assessment. 

Public Alley JVb. 4^9 Clarendon street to Dartmouth street. Plan 

showing estates for assessment. 

Public Alley No. 440. — Dartmouth street to Exeter street. Plan 
showing estates for assessment. 

Public Alley No. 44^- — Exeter street to Fairfield street. Plan 
showing estates for assessment. 

Public Alley No. 44^ Fairfield street to Gloucester street. Plan 

showing estates for assessment. 

Public Alley No. 44'^- — Gloucester street to Hereford street. Plan 
showing estates for assessment. 

Public Alley No. 444- — Hereford street towards Massachusetts ave- 
nue. Plau showing estates for assessment, also plan and pro- 
file for proposed revised grade. 

Public Alley No- 44^ Dundee street to Norway street. Plan and 

profile for laying out and established grade. 

Public Alley No. 446. — Dundee street to Public Alley No. 445. 
Plan and profile for laying out and established grade. 

Public Alley No. 501. — Concord square to Rutland square. Plan 
and profile for laying out and established grade. 

Public Alley No. 701. — Shawmut avenue to Tremont street. Plan 
showing estates for assessment. 

Public Alley No. 702. — Worcester street to West Springfield street. 
Plan showing estates for assessment. 

Public Alley No. 705. — Newland street to Public Alley No. 702. 
Plan showing estates for assessment. 

Public alley No. 705. — Shawmut avenue to Tremont street. Plan 
and profile for laying out and established grade, also plan show- 
ing estates for assessment. 

St. James avenue. — Berkeley street to Clarendon street. Plan and 
profile for established grade. 

Shawmut avenue. — Pleasant street to Corning street. Plan and 
profile for revised grade. 

Sheafe street Ingraham school. Plan showing estate. 

South street Beach street to Kneeland street. Plan and profile 

for proposed grade. 

South street Northerly corner Harvard street. Plan and profile 

of edgestone for proposed grade. 

South Market street. — Southerly side, Merchants Row to Commer- 
cial street. Plan and profile for proposed grade. 

Stanhope street. — Berkele}' street to Morgan street. Plan and pro- 
file for revised grade. 

Sudbury street. — North-westerly side, Portland street to Bowker 
street. Plan and profile of edgestone for proposed grade. 

Tremont street. — Granary Burial Ground. Plan of. 

Trinity place. — Stuart street to Stanhope street. Plan and profile 
for laying out and established grade, also plan showing estates 
for assessment. 

Utica street Beach street to Kneeland street. Plan and profile 

for revised grade. 

Utica street Easterly corner Harvard street. Plan and profile of 

edgestone for proposed grade. 

Warren avenue. — Northerly side, Dartmouth street to Clarendon 
street. Plan and profile for revised grade. 

Washington street. — South-westerly corner Dock square. Plan and 
profile of edgestone for revised grade. 



144 City Document No. 14. 



South Boston. 

B street. — Between "West First street and Congress street. Plan 

showing lots to be assessed. 
Dixfield street — Between Old Harbor street and Covington street. 

Plan showing lots to be assessed. 
E street. — Between East First street and Summer street. Plan and 

profile showing location, established grade, extension, etc. 
East Sixth street Nos. 434-454. Edgestone and sidewalk assess- 
ment plan. 
East Sixth sireei. —No. 427 to G street. Edgestone and sidewalk 

assessment plan. 
Fargo street. — Between C street and D street. Plan of proposed 

revised grade. 
Gold street. — Plan of land belonging to City of Boston. 
Hawes Cemeteinj. — Emerson street. Plan showing tombstones, etc. 
L street. — Between East First street and low water. Plan showing 

lots to be assessed. 
L street. — Between East First street and low water. Plan showing 

lots to be assessed. (Blue Print.) 
Leeds street. — Between Dorchester avenue and Woodward street. 

Plan showing lots to be assessed. 
Linden street. — Between East Fourth street and Thomas Park. 

Plan of proposed revised grade. 
Old Harbor street. — Kos. 81-83. Sidewalk assessment plan. 
Tudor street Between B street and C street. Plan and profile 

showing laying out and established grade. 
West Broadway. — Southerly side, corner F street. Plan of inside 

grade at Falvey estate. 

East Boston. 

(Including Breed's Island.) 

Boardman street. — Saratoga street to Boston and Maine Railroad, 

Plan and profile for laying out and established grade. 
Everett street. — No. 111. Plan showing encroachment of building. 
Lewis street. — Plan showing laud owned by City of Boston, devoted 

to the use of the South Ferry. 
Wordsworth street. — Coleridge street to Milton street. Plan and 
profile for laying out and established grade. 

Charlestown. 

Arlington avenue. — Alford street to Dorrance street. Plan and 

profile for revised grade. 
Austin street. — Cambridge boundary line to Washington street. 

Plan and profile for relocation and established grade. 
Austin street. — Lawrence street to Washington street. Plan and 

profile for revised grade. 
Beacham street. — Main street to West street. Plan and profile for 

revised grade. 
Beacham street. — Arlington avenue to West street. Plan and 

profile for established grade. 
Bow street. — City square to Washington street. Plan and profile 

for widening, relocation and established grade. 



Engineeking Department. 145 

Brighlon street. — Cambridge street to Perkins street. Plan and 

profile for revised and established grade. 
Bunker Hill Burying Ground Plan showing headstones, tomb- 
stones, etc. 
Cambridge street Rutherford avenue to Parker street. Plan and 

profile for revised and established grade. 
Devens street Rutherford avenue to Washington street. Plan and 

profile for widening, relocation and established grade. 
Edgeworth street Mt. Vernon street to Prospect street. Plan and 

profile for extension and established grade. 
Haverhill street. — Perkins street to Sever street. Plan and profile 

for established grade. 
Kingston street. — Cambridge street to Sever street. Plan and 

profile for established grade. 
Main street. — Alford street to Beacham street. Plan and profile 

for established grade. 
Perkins street. — Boston and Maine Railroad to Cambridge street. 

Plan and profile for established grade. 
Butherford avenue. — Chapman street to Devens street. Plan and 

profile for widening, relocation and established grade. 
School street. — From Bartlett street south-westerly. Plan showing 

relocation. 
Spice court Cambridge street to land of Boston and Maine Rail- 
road. Plan and profile for established grade. 
West street. — Alford street to Beacham street. Plan and profile for 

established grade. 

ROXBURY. 

(South of Massachusetts avenue.) 

Albert street. — At Heath street. Plan and profile of edgestone for 
revised grade. 

Ashby street. — Commonwealth avenue to Bay State road. Plan and 
profile for laying out and established grade. 

Atkinson street. — From Swett street, northerly. Plan and profile 
showing the laying out and established grade. 

Audubon road. — At both ends of Queensberry street. Plan and 
profile of edgestone for proposed grade. 

Bay State road. — From Granby street to Chilmark street. Plan and 
profile for laying out and established grade. 

Bainbridge street. — Plan and profile for proposed grade. 

Blue Hill avenue. — Gaston street to Intervale street. Plan and pro- 
file of edgestone and rails. 

Bragdon street. — From Columbus avenue to Amory street. Plan 
showing estates for assessment. 

Brookledge street. — Easterly corner Humboldt avenue. Plan and 
profile for proposed change of grade. 

Chilmark street. — From Commonwealth avenue to Bay State road. 
Plan and profile for laying out and established grade. 

Columbus avenue. — From Massachusetts avenue to Walnut avenue. 
Plan showing estate for assessment. 

Columbus avenue. — South-easterly side, Cottage place to Terry street. 
Plan and profile of edgestone for revised grade. 

Commonwealth avenue. — Northerly side, Charles Gate East to Massa- 
chusetts avenue. Plan and profile for revised grade. 



146 City Document No. 14. 

Cottage place. — Tremont street to Columbus avenue. Plan and pro- 
file for proposed grade. 

Echo street. — Plan and elevation of old building for Building Com- 
missioner. 

Fisher avenue. — Hayden street to Parker Hill avenue. Plan and 
profile for laying out and established grade. 

Francis street. — From Huntington avenue to Brookline avenue. 
Plan showing estates for assessment. 

Gardner street. — Southerly corner Roxbury street. Plan and pro- 
file for proposed grade. 

Grattan road. — Huntington avenue to Parkway. Plan and profile 
for laying out and established grade. 

Heath street. — Columbus avenue to Parker street. Plan and profile 
of edgestone for established grade. 

Heath street. — From Parker street to Huntington avenue. Plan and 
profile showing relocation and established grade. 

Huntington avenue. — I^orth-westerly side, Ruggles street to Van- 
couver street. Plan and profile of edgestone. 

Hvtchings avenue From Day street, west. Plan and profile for 

laying out and established grade. 

Hutchings street. — Elm Hill avenue to Humboldt avenue. Plan and 
profile for laying out and established grade. 

Jersey street. — From Brookline avenue to Audubon road. Plan 
showing estates for assessment. 

Landsdoion street — Ipswich street to Brookline avenue. Plan and 
profile for laying out and established grade. 

Laioton street Commonwealth avenue to railroad. Plan and pro- 
file for laying out and established grade. 

Marlboro^ street. — Massachusetts avenue to Charles Gate East. 
Plan and profile of edgestone for revised grade. 

Massachusetts avenue. — Plan showing encroachment of steps of 
Symphony Hall. 

JVew; Heath street Columbus avenue to Parker street. Plan and 

profile of edgestone for proposed grade. 

Otisfield street. — Plan and profile of edgestone. 

Palmer street. — Winslow street to Eustis street. Plan and profile 
of edgestone for proposed grade. 

Phillips street — Ward street to Huntington avenue. Plan and pro- 
file for estimate of filling. 

Prentiss street. — Tremont street to Halleck street. Plan and profile 
of edgestone for revised grade. 

Public Alley JSTo. 801. — At St. Stephen street. Addition to plan 
and profile for laying out and established grade. 

Public Alley No. 807. — Off Heraenway street. Plan and profile for 
laying out and established grade. 

Queensberry street Plan and profile for relocation and revised 

grade. 

Buggies street. — Shawmut avenue to Haskins street. Plan and pro- 
file of edgestone for revised grade. 

Buggies street Tremont street to Leon street. Plan and profile 

of edgestone for revised grade. 

Buggies street. — Huntington avenue to Parkway. Plan and profile 
for revised grade. 

St. James street Plan and profile of edgestone for proposed grade. 

Shirley street. — Norfolk avenue to Massachusetts avenue. Plan 
showing estates for assessment. 



Engineering Department. 147 

South Huntington avenue — Heath street to Centre street. Plan and 
profile for laying out and established grade. 

Station street. — Tremont street to Halleck street. Plan and profile 
of edgestone for revised grade. 

Sterling street. — Shawmut avenue to Cabot street. Plan and profile 
for revised grade. 

Sterling street. — Tremont street to N'ewbern street. Plan and pro- 
file for widening and established grade. 

Sunderland street. — Blue Hill avenue to bend. Plan and profile for 
revised grade. 

Swett street. — Plan of hospital lot for the Board of Health. 

Tremont street. — Columbus avenue to Terrace street. Plan and 
profile of edgestone for revised grade. 

Wanoick street. — Hammond street to Marble street. Plan and pro- 
file for revised grade. 

Washington street and Eustis street. — Plan of the Eoxbury burial 
ground showing tombs, graves, etc. 

Wensley street Heath street to Bickford avenue. Plan showing 

estates for assessment. 

Westminster street.— -Flan and profile for revised grade. 

Whitman street. — St. Botolph street to Boston and Providence Rail- 
road. Plan and profile for laying out and established grade. 

Whittier street Tremont street to Buggies street. Plan and pro- 
file of edgestone for revised grade. 

Windsor street Shawmut avenue to Cabot street. Plan and profile 

for revised grade. 

Williams street. — Shawmut avenue to Westminster street. Plan 
and profile of edgestone for revised grade. 

Dorchester. 

Alexander street At Dudley street. Plan and profile for revising 

grade. 
Ashland street .From Mill street to Park street. Plan for sidewalk 

assessment. 
Atherstone street. — From Bailey street to Fuller street. Plan for 

construction assessment. 
Bellevue street. — Extension to Hamilton street. Plan and profile 

for laying out and established grade. 
Bowdoin square. — From Westville street to Lindsey street. Plan 

and profile for laying-out and established grade. 
Callender street. — From Blue Hill avenue to Don street. Plan and 

profile for laying out and established grade. 
Christopher street. — From Adams street to Dorchester avenue. 

Plan an profile for laying out and established grade. 
Clarence place. — From Washington street to Whitfield street. 

Additions to plan and profile for laying out and established 

grade. 
Clifton street. — At Dudley street. Plan and profile for revising 

grade. 
Columbia road From Dorchester avenue to Edward Everett 

square. Plan and profile for sidewalk grade. 
Columbia road. — Between Hewins street and Walcott street, and 

between Annabel street and Stoughton street. Plan showing 

proposed discontinuance. 
Corona street. — From Bowdoin street to Geneva avenue. Plan and 

profile for laying out and established grade. 



148 City Document No. 14. 

Dorchester North Cemetery Plan showing lots. 

Dorchester South Cemetery. — Plan showing lots, 

Dudley street. — From Magnolia street to Monadnock street. Plan 
and profile for revising grade. 

Endleigh street. — From Savin Hill avenue. Plan and profile for 
laying out and established grade. 

Glenway street. — From Blue Hill avenue to Hai'vard street. Plan 
for sidewalk assessment. 

Hamlet street. — From Belden street to Columbia road. Plan and 
profile for laying out and established grade. 

Harvard street. — At the New York, New Haven and Hartford 
Railroad. Plan and profile for revising grade. 

Hewins street. — From Columbia road to Erie street. Plan for con- 
struction assessment. 

Highland street. — From East street to High street. Plan and pro- 
file for laying out and established grade. 

Howard avenue. — At Nos. 91 to 101. Plan for sidewalk assess- 
ment. 

Howe street. — From Hancock street to Consumptives' Home prop- 
erty. Plan and profile for laying out and established grade. 

Learnard street. — From Norfolk street to Torrey street. Plan and 
profile for laying out and established grade. 

Longfellow street. — From Draper street to Topliff street. Plan and 
profile for 1 tying out and established grade. 

Magnolia street. — At Dudley street. Plan and profile for laying- 
out and established grade. 

Malvern street. — From Adams street to Milton street. Plan and 
profile for laying out and established grade. 

Morton street. — From Blue Hill avenue to near Sanford street. 
Plan and profile for relocation, 

Nonquit street. — From Dudley street. Plan and profile for revising 
grade. 

Park street From Adams street to Dorchester avenue. Plan and 

profile for relocation. 

Public Alley No. 1901. — From Blue Hill avenue to River street. 
Plan and profile for laying out and established grade. 

Quincy street. — From Blue Hill avenue to Columbia road. Plan 
for sidewalk assessment. 

Boseclair street. — From Boston street to Dorchester avenue. Plan 
and profile for laying out and established grade. 

JRosemont street. — From Dorchester avenue to Somerset street. 
Plan and profile for laying out and established grade. 

Russell park. — From Corona street to Westville street. Plan and 
profile for laying out and established grade. 

Savin Hill avenue. — From Dorchester avenue to New York, New 
Haven and Hartford Railroad. Plan for sidewalk assessment. 

Southern avenue. — Plan of lot for Public Land Plans. 

Spencer street. — From Athelwold street to School street. Plan for 
sidewalk assessment. 

Spencer street. — From Talbot avenue to Wheatland avenue. Plan 
for sidewalk assessment. 

Spnngdale street. — From Dorchester Bay to New York, New Haven 
and Hartford Railroad. Plan and profile for laying out and 
established grade. 

Stoughton street. — From Columbia road to near Sumner street. 
Plan for sidewalk assessment. 

Talbot avenue. — From Blue Hill avenue to Nightingale street. 
Plan and profile for revising grade. 



Engineering Department. 149 



Vinson street. — From Geneva avenue to Park street. Plan and 

profile for laying out and established grade. 
Waldeck street. — From Melville avenue to Tonawanda street. Plan 

and profile for revising grade. 
Washington street. — From Codman street to Sanford street. Plan 

and profile for relocation. 
Washi)igton street. — At Xeponset river. Plan for relocation. 
Wentworth street. — From Norfolk street to Dunbar avenue. Plan 

and profile for laying out and established grade. 

Brighton. 

Beacon street From Chestnut Hill avenue to Reservoir lane- 
Plan and profile showing relocation and established grade. 

Cambridge street. — Corner Lincoln street and Mansfield street. 
Plan of lot owned by City of Boston. 

Evergreen Cemetery. — Commonwealth avenue. Plan showing lots, 
grades, etc. 

Dighton place. — To Chestnut Hill avenue. Plan and profile show- 
ing extension, relocation and established grade. 

Faneuil street From Brooks street to Oak square. Plan and 

profile of laying out and established grade. 

Madison avenue. — From Washington street to Union street. Plan 
and profile of laying out and established grade. 

Market street Cemetery. — Plan showing lots, graves, etc. 

West Roxbury. 
Anawari avenue. — From Stratford avenue to Park street. Profile 

for grade. 
Argyle street From Boylston street to Cornwall street. Plan and 

profile for laying out and established grade. 
Calder street. — From Blue Hill avenue to Canterbury street. Plan 

and profile for laying out and established grade. 
Centre street Cemetery Near La Grange street. Plan showing lots, 

graves, etc. 
Chapin avenue. — From La Grange street to Mt. Vernon street. Plan 

and profile for laying out and established grade. 
Clement avenue. — From Park street to Farrington avenue. Plan 

and profile of laying out and established grade. 
Cornwall street. — Plan and profile showing extension across rail- 
road. 
Florence street From Ashland street to Blakemore street. Plan 

and profile of laying out and established grade. 
Oilman street. — From Canterbury street to Sutton street. Plan and 

profile of laying out and established grade. 
Hyde Park avenue. — From Washington street to Hyde Park line. 

Plan showing buildings and proposed line of widening. 
Hyde Park avenue From Washington street to Hyde Park line. 

Plan and profile of proposed relocation and established grade. 
Locksley street. — From Robinwood avenue. Plan and profile of 

laying out and established grade. 
Mozart street. — At Lowell School. Profile of side line of school lot 

for grade. 
Oakvieiv terrace. — Southerly side. Plan showing encroachment. 
Robinwood street. — From Centre street to Enfield street. Plan and 

profile for laying out and established grade. 
Walter street Cemetery Plan showing lots, graves, etc. 



150 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, 1900, TO FEBRUARY 1, 1901. 

Boston Proper. 

Andrews street. 

Boylston street. — Washiogton street to Park square. 

Charlestown street. 

Congress street. — Atlantic avenue to Fort Point channel. 

East Brookline street. — Harrison avenue to Mystic street. 

Eastern avenue. 

Haverhill street. 

Kneeland street. — Near Utica street. 

Puhlic Alley ISfo. 102. 

Puhlic Alley No. 701. 

Poplar street. — Chambers street to Spring street. 

TJtica street Near Kneeland street. 

South Boston. 

B street Between West Fourth street and Silver street. 

Blake street. — Between Boston street and Dorchester avenue. 
Hamlin street. — Between East Eighth street and Columbia road. 

East Boston. 

Chelsea street Glendon place to Curtis street. 

Curtis street Chelsea street to Boston and Albany Kailroad. 

Saratoga street. — At Chelsea avenue, Ford street and Bennington 
street. 

Charlestown, 
Cambridge street. — Somerville line to Eutherford avenue. 

EOXBURY. 

Aberdeen street. — From Beacon street to Boston and Albany 

Kailroad. 

Alleghany street From Parker street westerly about 700 feet. 

Atkinson street. — From Swett street easterly about 850 feet. 
Bucknam street. — From Lawn street to Fisher avenue. 
Cardington street. — From Cobden street to Fenner street. 
Chesterfield street. — From Massachusetts avenue, westerly about 

260 feet. 
Darling street. — From Hillside street to Calumet street. 



Engineering Department. 151 

Echo street From Columbus avenue to Centre street. 

Estey street. — From Ellingwood street to Fisher avenue. 

Fisher avenue. — From Bucknam street, westerly about 180 feet. 

Fisher avenue. — From Estey street to Mellen street. 

Halleck street. — From Rugsjles street to Ward street. 

Harold street. — From Hollander street to Harrishoff street. 

Heath street. — From Huntington avenue to South Huntington 

avenue. 
Hollander street. — From Harold street to Humboldt avenue. 
Jersey street. — From Boylston street to Peterborough street. 
Kempton street. — From Kenwood road to Huntington avenue. 
Kenwood road. — From Huntington avenue to Brookline avenue. 
Linden Park street. — From Linden avenue to Simmons street. 
Massadmsetts avenue. — From Albany street to Boston street. 
Public Alley No. 901. — Between Hemenway street and the Fenway. 
Ritchie street. — From Centre street to Marcella street. 
Bockford street. — From Dudley street to Clifton street. 
Boekville park. — From Warren street, easterly. 
Toionsend street. — Between Walnut avenue and Codman park. 

Dorchester. 

Barry street. — From Quincy street to Eichfleld street. 
Blue Hill avenue. — From River street to Walk Hill street. 
Boston street. — From Massachusetts avenue to Mt. Vernon street. 
Bowdoin street. — From Hamilton street to Jforton street. 

Burrell street From Batchelder street to Clifton street. 

Callender street From Don street to Tucker street. 

Ceylon street. — From Columbia road to Quincy street. 

Conrad street. — From Columbia road to Sumner street. 

Corbi t street. — From Morton street to Norfolk street. 

Cottage park. — From Bowdoin street. 

Don street. — From Callender street to Lauriat avenue. 

Dorchester avenue. — From Gibson street to Park street. 

Dorchester avenue. — From Rosemont street to Welles avenue. 

Dorvner court. — From Hancock street. 

Draper street. — From Bowdoin street to Homes avenue. 

Esmond street. — From Blue Hill avenue to Harvard street. 

Hancock street. — From Adams street to Freeport street. 

Hendry street. — From Bowdoin street. 

Launat avenue. — From Birch street to Norfolk street. 

Massachusetts avenue. — From Columbia road to New York, New 

Haven and Hartford Railroad. 
Maxwell street. — From Capen street to Nelson street. 

Millet street From Talbot avenue to Wheatland avenue. 

Montague street. — From Ashmont street to Roslin street. 
Nelson street. — From Evans street to Norfolk street. 
Nottingham street. — From Bowdoin avenue to Bullard street. 
Park street. — From Kilton street to Spencer street. 
Quincy street. — • From Dacia street to Howard avenue. 
Seaborn street. — From Centre street to Kenwood street. 
Selden street. — From Capen street to Milton avenue. 
Shafter street. — Harvard street to Waterlow street. 

Shepton street Fi-om Dorchester avenue to Florida street. 

Talbot avenue From Harvard street to Washington street. 



152 City Document No. 14. 

Tileston avenue. — rrom Blue Hill avenue to Walk Hill street. 
Train street. — From King street to Mill street. 
Van Winkle street. — From Dorchester avenue to New York, New- 
Haven and Hartford Railroad. 
Waldeck street. — From Mellville avenue to Stratford street. 
Washington street. — From Dorchester avenue to River street. 
WoodcUff street. — From Howard avenue. 

West Roxbury. 

Belgrade avenue. — From Malcolm street to beyond Lorraine street. 
Bellevue street. — From Brandon street to Cornell street. 
Corey street. — From Weld street to Vermont street. 
Corinth street. — From Washington street to Brandon street. 
Custer street. — From Woodman street to Arnold Arboretum. 
Dresden street. — From Spring Park avenue to Boylston street. 
Hubbard, street. — From Chestnut avenue to Lamartine street. 
John A. Andreiv street. — From Carolina avenue to Newbern street. 
Jones street. — From Fairview street to Walter street. 
Keyes street. — Lee street to the railroad. 

La Grange street From Centre street to Pleasant street. 

Xee street. — Keyes street to Child street. 

Lorraine street From Belgrade avenue to Colberg avenue. 

Oakvieiv terrace. — From Centre street. 

Parley avenue. — At Rockview street. 

Perkins street. — From Day street to Jamaicaway. 

Selwyn street. — From Arundel street to Walter street. 

South street — From Jamaica street to the Parkway. 

St. John street. — From Rockview street to Centre street. 

Stratford street From Anawan avenue to Clement avenue. 

Washington street. — From Tower street to Morton street. 
Weld street. — From Vermont street to Arnold street. 
Zamora street. — From Perkins street to Castleton street. 

Brighton. 

Bagnal street. — From Aldie street to Holton street. 

Cambridge street From Union square to Washington street. 

Commonwealth avenue. — From AVarren street to Chiswick road. 
Faneuil street. — From Bigelow street to Fairbanks street. 

Kilsyth road From Colliston road to Sutherland road. 

Sutherland road. — From Commonwealth avenue to Selkirk road. 
Tremont street. — From Washington street to Newton line. 

Washington street At Oak square. 

Washington street. — From Commonwealth avenue to Brookline line. 
Washington street From Winship street to Dighton place. 



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APPENDIX F. 



Engineeking Department Propertt Schedule, Main Office. 



1 horse. 

2 carriages. 

1 sleigh. 

2 harnesses. 

3 robes. 

Instrviments for drawing. 
Instruments for surveying, as fol- 
lows: 

2 Temple transits. 

7 Buff & Berger transits. 
1 Berger & Son transit. 

8 Gurley transits. 

1 Keuffie & Esser level. 

2 Temple levels. 

4 Buff & Berger levels. 
7 Gurley levels. 

13 Boston rods. 

4 New York rods. 

10 Troy rods. 

4 Philadelphia rods. 

Apparatus for blue printing. 

Cases for plans and books. 

Keference library, 1,291 volumes. 



12,135 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. 

3 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. 

3 Buff & Berger transits. 

2 Berger & Sons transits. 
1 Stackpole transit. 

1 Troughton & Sims transit. 



7 Buff & Berger levels. 

1 Moody level. 

18 Boston rods. 

7 pipe rods. 

30,548 plans. 

4,080 lithographed maps. 



Architectural Division. 



1 horse. 

1 Goddard buggy. 
1 open buggy. 

1 sleigh, harnesses, robes, stable 
blankets, etc. 



1 Remington typewriter. 

Miscellaneous drawing i n s t r u - 
ments. 

650 plans in filing cases in store- 
room. 



154 City Document No. 14. 



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. 
14.75 Elevation of tide, Nov. 27, 1898. 
14.15 " » " Jan. 23, 1898. 

13.70 " " " Nov. 8, 1900. 

15.33 Coping dry dock, Charlestown Navy Yard. 
12.04 Greatest elevation of high tide, per United States 
Tide Tables, November 26 and 27, 1901 (11.4 -f- 
0.64) =12.04. 
7.84 Least elevation of high tide, per United States Tide 

Tables, July 26, 1901 (7.2 + 0.64) = 7.84. 
2.64 Greatest elevation in low tide, per United States 
Tide Tables, August 23 and 24, 1901 (2.0 + 
0.64) = 2.64. 
— 1.06 Least elevation of low tide, per United States Tide 
Tables, Oct. 28 and 29, and November 26, 1 901 
(_1.7 + 0.64) = — 1.06. 
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. 



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APPENDIX I. 



(Revised Ordinances, 1898, Chapter 16.) Engineering 
Department. 

Section 1. The Engineering Department shall be under the 
charge of the City Engineer, who shall be consulted on all matters 
relating to public improvements of every kind in respect to which 
the advice of a civil engineer or architect would be of service ; 
shall, unless otherwise specifically provided, take charge of the 
construction of all public works of the City which properly come 
under the direction of a civil engineer ; shall make such sun'^eys, 
plans, estimates, statements, and descriptions, and take such 
levels and prepare such specifications and contracts as the mayor, 
the board of aldermen, the common council, any committee of 
the city council or of either branch thereof, the board of street 
commissioners, or any officer in charge of a department, may 
need in the discharge of its duties ; shall, upon being notified by 
the superintendent of streets, supervise all repairs on the bridges 
of the City used as highways which affect the safety of the struct- 
ures, and shall, when required by the mayor or any officer in 
charge of a Department, measure the work done by contract for 
the City, and certify to the results of such measurement. Said 
engineer shall have the custody of all surveys and plans relating 
to the laying out, locating anew, altering, widening and grading 
of streets ; and his office shall be deemed to be the office of the 
surveyor of highways. 

Sect. 2. Said engineer shall, in his annual report, include a 
report upon the safety and completeness of all ponds, basins and 
reservoirs under the charge of the water department, and of all 
bridges within the city limits used as highways. 

(Stat. 1870, Chap. 337 — Stat. 1895, Chap. 449, par. 21.) 



Engineering Department. 



157 



APPENDIX J. 



Engineerixg Department. 

Number of employees from February 1, 1900, to January 31, 
1901: 



City Engineer . 

1 Asst. City Engineer 
23 Assts. Engineers 

1 Chief Surveyor . 
10 Assts. Surveyors 
17 Transitmen . 
20 Kodmen 

5 Draughtsmen 

1 Engineer's Asst. 

2 Clerks . 

2 Photographers 

3 Messengers . 

1 Map mounter 

2 Boys . 
14 Inspectors . 



$6,000 

3,600 

3,191 

3,500 

2,500 

3.50 

2.50 

1,300 

5.00 

2,000 

3.00 

1,000 

2.75 

360 

5.00 



10-2 



year, 
year. 

— 1,600 year, 6.50 — 4.00 a day. 
year. 

— 1,400 year, 4.50 — 3.75 day. 

— 2.75 day. 

— 1.50 day. 
year, 4.00 — 3.00 day. 
day. 
year, 3.50 day. 

— 2.50 day. 

— 900 year, 2.25 day. 
day. 
year. 

-3.50 day, only paid when employed. 



Architectural Division. 

1 Consulting Architect . $2,500 year. 

1 Chief of Division . 2,500 year. 

3 Draughtsmen . . 22. .50 vreek. 

1 Clerk .... 25.00 week. 

1 Messenger . . . 900 year. 

1 Boy .... 5.00 week. 



110 Total number. 



158 



City Document No. 14. 



APPENDIX K, 



Meridian Line. 



In 1870 an act was passed by the Massachusetts Legislature requiring 
each land surveyor, in the State, at least once in every year to adjust 
and verify his compass by the meridian line established in the county 
wherein his surveys were to be made. 

A meridian was marked by stone monuments and a book of record 
kept by a custodian designated by the County Commissioners. 

The law compelling surveyors to test their compasses annually was 
modified in 1875 so that surveyors who did not use the compass in turn- 
ing angles were relieved from the penalty attaching to the violation of 
the original act. 

The meridian posts for the County of Suffolk were placed on the 
southerly portion of the " Parade Ground," on Boston Common. They 
are granite posts, three in number, placed 200 feet apart, are eighteen 
inches square at the base, one foot square at the top and eight feet 
long ; being firmly set in a bed of concrete with their tops originally 
just below the surface of the ground. 

A stone curb was placed even with the surface of the ground over the 
top of each post with a metallic composition cover. 

The surface of that part of the Common where the posts are set was 
raised several feet in 1897, the posts being protected by building a 
brick manhole around each stone. The posts being accessible by the 
removal of the manhole cover. 

As the cover and cap of the manholes are made of iron, it is now 
necessary to set up the compass in the production of the line marked 
by the monuments to avoid local attraction. The point selected has 
been 290 feet north of the northerly stone. 

The following table gives the number of tests for each year with the 
average readings: 



Year. 


Number 

of 
Readings. 


Average of 

Readings 

West of 

North. 


Year. 


Number 

of 
Readings. 


Average of 

Readings 

West of 

North. 


1871 
1872 
1873 
1874 








9 
8 
3 
3 
3 
2 
8 
13 
4 
7 
3 
5 
5 
6 
8 


10-53-46 
11-09-47 
11-07-53 
11-11-40 
10-58-33 
11-13-00 
11-12-35 
11-28-56 
11-35-15 
11-34-53 
11-28-23 
11-36-18 
11-42-04 
11-46-13 
11-43 12 


1886 
1887 
1888 
1889 
1890 
1891 
1892 
1893 
1894 
1895 
1^96 
1897 
1898 
1899 
1900 








4 
14 
3 

7 
4 

1 



8 
6 

8 


11-39-58 
11-51-54 
11-40-57 


1875 
1876 

1877 


11-39-56 
11-49-30 


1878 
1879 


12-32-20 


1880 




1881 




1882 
1883 
1884 


12-04-37 
12-34-34 


1885 


12-33-45 



CONTENTS. 



REPORT ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT FOR 1900. 



[General Index to contents Engineering Department Reports, 18(J7-1S92, willl 
in Report of February 1, 1892.] 



Engineering Department 

Statement of Expenses, Engineering Department 

Atlantic Avenue Bridge 

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 & Maine 

R.R.andB.&A. 

R.R 

" Boston, Revere 

Beach & Lynn 

R R 

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. 



PAGE 

1 

2 
4 



Bridges . 



Total number (143) 



Agassiz road; in the fens 

Albany street, over B. & A. R.R., freight 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. & H. R.R 



160 City Document No. 14. 

Bridges, continued. pagk 

Athens street, over Midland Div. N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R 12 

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, Riverway 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 13 

Bervrick-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 14 

Boylston street. Back Bay fens 14 

Boylston street, B. & A. R.R 14 

Bridle Path, over Muddy river, in Riverway 14 

Broadway, over Fort Point channel 14 

Broadway, over B. & A. 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 16 

Castle Island foot-bridge 16 

Central avenue, over Neponset river 16 

Charlestown 17 

Charlesgate, in the fens over B. & A. R.R 17 

Charlesgate, in the fens over Ipswich street 17 

Chelsea, over B. & M. R.R 25 

Chelsea (North) 25 

Chelsea (South) 25 

Chelsea street 25 

Circuit drive, over Scarboro' pond, in Franklin Park 26 

Columbus avenue, over B. & A. R.R. and Prov. Div. N.Y., 

N.H. & n. R.R 26 

Commercial Point, or Tenean 26 

Commonwealth avenue, in the Fens 26 

Congress street 26 

Cornwall street, over Stony brook. West Roxbury 27 

Cottage Farm, over B. & A. R.R 27 

Cottage-street foot-bridge 27 

Dartmouth street, over B. & A. R.R., and Prov. Div. N.Y., 

N.H. & H. R.R 27 

Dorchester avenue, over Old Colony Div. N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R., 28 

Dorchester street, over Old Colony Div. N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R., 28 

Dover street 28 

Ellicott arch, in Franklin Park 28 

Essex street 28 

Everett street, over B. & A. R.R 29 

Federal street 29 

Fen bridge, in the fens 29 

Ferdinand street, over B. & A. R.R 29 

Forest Hills entrance, in Franklin Park 29 

Gold street, over Midland Div. N. Y., N.H. & H. R.R 30 

Granite to Milton 30 

Harvard to Cambridge 30 

Harvard street, over Midland Div. N.Y., N.H. & R.R 30 

Huntington avenue, over B. & A. R.R 30 

Ipswich street, over waterway in the fens 31 



Engineering Department. 161 

Bridges, continued. page 

Irvington-street foot-bridge, over Prov. Div. N.Y., X.H. & 

H. R.R 31 

L-street bridge 31 

Leverett pond foot-bridge in Leverett Park 31 

Leyden street, B., R. B. & L. R.R 31 

Linden Park street, over Stony brook 31 

Longwood avenue, over Muddy river & B. & A. R.R 31 

Maiden - 32 

Massachusetts avenue, over Prov. Div. N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R., 32 

Massachusetts avenue, over B. & A. R.R 32 

Mattapan to Milton 32 

Meridian 32 

Milton 33 

Mt. Washington avenue 33 

Neponset 33 

Neptune road, over B., R. B. & L. R.R 33 

Newton street, over Prov. Div. N. Y., N.H. & H. R.R 34 

North Beacon street 34 

North Harvard 34 

Perkins-street foot-bridge, over B. & M. R.R., and B. & A. R.R. 34 

Prison Point 34 

Public Garden foot-bridge 35 

Scarboro' pond, foot-bridge Franklin Park 35 

Shawmut avenue, over B. & A. R.R., and N.Y., N.H. & H. RR., 35 

Spring street 35 

Stony brook, in the fens 35 

Summer street, over A street 35" 

" B '' 35 

" C " 35 

" N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R. freight tracks .36 

" Fort Point Channel 36 

Swett street, over O. 0. Div., N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R 36 

Swett-street bridges (over South-bay sluices) 36 

Tremont street, over Muddy river 36 

Warren 36 

Western avenue to Cambridge 37 

Western avenue to Watertown 37 

West Boston, Temporary ,S6 

West Fourth street, over O. C. Div. N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R. ... 37 
West Rutland-square foot-bridge, over Prov. Div. N.Y., N.H. 

& H. R.R 37 

Winthrop 38 

Wood Island Park foot-bridge 38 

Surveying Division 39 

Lines and grades given, and paving work measured, 1900: 

East Boston and Breed's Island 54 

South Boston 51 

Boston Proper 44 

Charlestown 57 

Roxbury 58 

Dorchester 69 

Brighton 78 

West Roxbury 75 

Plans for sewer and brook takings 41 

Plans in Surveying Division 80 

Miscellaneous Work and Construction in 1900 : 

Atlantic avenue extension bridge 112 

Bennington street extension : 

Widening bridge over R. B. & L. R.R 112 

Wooden bulkhead on line of railroad 112 

Blue Hill avenue grade crossing 131 



162 City Document No. 14. 

Miscellaneous Work, etc., continued. 

Boat landing near Charlestown bridge 131 

Broadway bridge, rebuilding 112 

Charlesgate bridge, over Ipswich street 112 

Chelsea bridge (North) 112 

Columbia road filling 113 

Congress-street grade crossing 113 

Dorchester-avenue grade crossing 129 

Dover-street bridge 106 

Dudley street grade crossing 131 

East Boston ferries, repairs of piers 106 

Independence square 130 

Long Island, City institutions, salt-water fire protection 131 

Maiden bridge 130 

Mt. Washington-avenue bridge 107 

Normal School, borings, proposed sites 131 

Park street, Dorchester, retaining- wall 131 

South Union Station : 

Atlantic avenue, paving 107 

Beach street, paving 107 

Winthrop bridge repairs 107 

Street Department. 
Assessment Streets. 

Aberdeen street 100 

Alexander street 101 

Annabel street 101 

Ashley street 101 

Bennington street 101 

Blandford street 101 

Chiswick road 102 

Columbia road 102 

Congreve street 102 

Cumniington street 102 

Custer street 102 

Dresden street 102 

Edison Green 103 

Edwin street 103 

Esmond street 103 

Florida street 103 

Hubbard street 104 

Ipswich street 104 

Lauriat avenue 104 

Newburg street 104 

Oakview terrace 105 

Orkney road 105 

Rowe street 105 

Ritzella street 106 

Seymour street 106 

Shafter street 106 

Warner street 106 

Assessment Streets, Working Plans, Specifications, etc., 
WERE Prepared for the Street Department : 

Ashby street 107 

Ashley street 107 

Bay State road 107 

Cardingtou street 107 

Chilmark street 107 

Corinth street 107 

Dunford street , 107 

Echo street 107 

Fowler street 108 

Homes avenue 108 



Engineering Department. 163 

Street Department, Continued. 

Montague street 108 

Nottingham street 108 

Province court 108 

Public alley No. 432 108 

Rockf ord street 108 

Seaborn street 108 

Stratford street 108 

Tremont street 108 

Trinity place 108 

Van Winkle street 108 

Washington street 108 

Woodcliff street 108 

Wordsworth street 108 

Assessment Streets, Preliminary Surveys and Pi,ans 109 

Grading Street Railway Tracks : 

Boston Elevated Railway Co 110 

West Roxbury and Roslindale Street Railway Co 110 

Union Freight Railroad Co 110 

Surveys, Plans, etc 110 

Water Works 86 

Breaks in large mains 91 

Corrosion of pipes by electrolysis 88 

Extension of mains 86 

Shirley Gut, laying second main pipe 94 

Test of 48-inch pipe broken in Brookline 93 

Table showing the average maximum and minimum monthly 
heights, in feet, above City base, to which 
water rose at different stations on the Boston 

Water Works 99 

" " rainfall in inches and hundredths at Albany- 
street yard for 1900 98 

" " rainfall in inches and hundredths at Gibson- 
street yard for 1900 97 

" " monthly rainfall in inches during 1900 at vari- 
ous places in Eastern Massachusetts 96 

General statistics 95 

City Engineer, 1850-1900 132 



ILLUSTRATIONS. 



Charlestown Bridge 16 

Congress street Grade Crossing: 

Summer street bridge over channel plan and elevation 128 

128 

" "■ " " B street 128 

Map of Boston about 1 803 130 

Water Works: 

Hauling 12-inch flexible pipe across Shirley Gut (8 plates) ... 94 

Section " " " " 94 

Twenty-inch pipes crossing over bridge on Tremont street at 

Castle square 86 



164 City Document No. 14. 



APPENDICES. 

Appendix A. — Table showing the widths of openings for vessels 

in all bridges provided with draws 134 

B. — List of estimate plans furnished the Assessment 

Division of the Street Laying-out Department, 136 

C. — Table of accident and other plans made for the 

Law Department 138 

D. — Table of surveys, plans and profiles made by 

Surveying Division 141 

E. — List of streets where lot frontages have been 

obtained for Sewer Division, Street Depart- 
ment, for Sewer assessments 150 

F. — Engineering Department property schedule 153 

Gr. — Elevations referred to Boston city base 154 

H. — Engineering Department annual reports, 1867- 

1900 155 

I, — Engineering Department, Kevised Ordinances.. 156 

J. — Employees and Salaries 151 

K. — Meridian line 158 



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