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ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT 



THIRTY-SEVENTH ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

CITY ENGINEER 

BOSTON 

FOR THE YEAR 1903 



Compliments of 



City Engineer. 



1904 



ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT 



THIRTY-SEVENTH ANNUAL REPORT 



CITY ENGINEER 



BOSTON 



FOR THE YEAR 1903 



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BOSTON 

Municipal Printing Office 
1904 



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Engineering Department, City Hall, 

Boston, February 1, 1904, 

Hon. Patrick A. Collins, 

Mayor of the City of Boston : 

Sir, — The following report of the expenses and operation 
of this department for the year ending January 31, 1904, 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 city. He must 
be consulted on all work where the advice of a civil engineer 
would be of service. The office of the City Engineer was 
established by ordinance on October 31, 1850, and by chapter 
449 of the Acts of 1895. 



City Document No. 15. 



The following is a statement of engineering expenses from 
February 1, 1903, to January 31, 1904: 

Amount of dopartment appropriation for 1903- 

1904 S80,000 00 

Amomit expended for 1903-1904 .... 79,997 21 

Unexpected balance ...... $2 79 

Statement of Expenditures, Department Appropriations. 

Salaries : 

Engineer, William .Jackson, 
Assistant Engineer, draughts- 
men and assistants 



Travelling expenses 

Printing . . . * » 

Instruments, tools and repairs 

Exchange of hoi'se and horse-keepi 

Telephone ser^^ce 

Stationery .... 

Blue printing and photography 

Binding and plans 

Washing and small supplies 

Bent of office 

Books and papers 

Furniture and office expenses 

Bounding posts and setting . 

Typewriting 

Carting .... 

Messenger service 



S6,000 OG 




66,696 12 






- $72,696 12 
2,054 28 








1,190 27 






981 55 






654 04 






487 98 






409 00 






321 56 






235 36 






203 53 






199 98 






197 55 






182 34 






71 65 






49 75 






39 85 






22 40 



^9,997 21 



Abolishment of Grade Crossings. 

Blue Hill Avenue and Oakland Street. 

Expenditures from February 1, 1903, to January 31, 1904: 
Items of expenditure : 



Macadam roadwa}' . 
Land damages 
Sewer construction . 
Engineering and inspection 
Appraisal services . 
Relocating hydrants . 
Auditing .... 
Printing .... 
Advertising 

Expended previous to 1903 . 



S33,601 54 

16,063 42 

1,928 88 

1,211 08 

510 00 

37 78 

37 31 

12 65 

2 85 



$53,405 51 
25,580 03 

^78,985 54 



Engineering Department. 3 

Congress Street. 

Expenditures from Februaiy 1, 1903, to January 31, 1904: 

Items of expenditure : 

Land damages . . . $37,500 00 

Auditor, experts, reporting and 

appraisal services . . . 3,509 71 

Sewer construction . . . 196 58 

Auditing .... 3 13 

$41,209 42 

Expended previous to 1903 1,189,400 85 



$1,230,610 27 
Dorchester Avenue. 
Expenditures from February 1, 1903, to January 31, 1904: 

Items of expenditure : 

Land damages . . . $30,217 59 

Appraisal services . . . 175 00 

$30,392 59 

Expended previous to 1903 967,383 17 



$997,775 76 
Cr. sale of land and buildings . . . . 978 09 



$996,797 67 



Cambridge and other streets. — Charlestoicn. 
Expenditures from February 1, 1903, to January 31, 1904: 

Items of expenditure : 

Land damages . . . $71,560 15 

Expert and appraisal services . 1,865 00 

$73,425 15 

Broadway Bridge, Rebuilding. 
Appropriation $370,000 00 

Expenditures from February 1, 1903, to January 
31, 1904: 

Items of expenditure : 

Bridge superstructure . . $114,60877 

Three piers .... 36,862 24 

Hard-pine timber . . . 7,806 46 

Engineering and inspection . 7,604 42 

Retaining walls and piers . . 5,587 62 

Flooring' 4,334 99 



Carried forward . . . $176,804 50 $370,000 00 



City Document No. 15. 



Brought foncard 


$176,804 


50 


$370,000 GO 


Setting coping-stones 
Iron fence — Boston end . 


1,200 
1,064 


00 

00 




Inspecting bridge material 
Borings .... 


680 
90 


61 
50 




Advertising 


86 


45 




Temporary bridge . 
Printing .... 


52 

50 


60 
52 




Paint testing . 


40 


00 




scpended previous to 1903 . 


$180,069 
90,633 


18 
47 


270,702 65 




. 


. 


ilance February 1, 1904 . 


$99,297 35 



ATLA>fTic Avenue Bridge. 
Expenditure from February 1, 1903, to January 31, 1904 : 



ems of expenditure : 








Six piers .... 


$70,699 63 






Engineering and inspection 


14,577 41 






Track changes, Boston Terminal 








Company yard 


2,801 05 






Southerly approach . 


100 00 






Printing ..... 


85 84 






Advertising .... 


43 22 










$88,307 


1 *! 








spended previous to 1903 . 




122,643 


59 




$210,950 


74 



Malden Bridge. 

Expenditures from February 1, 1903, to January 31, 1904 : 

Items of expenditure 
AViring draw 



)5 00 



Expended previous to 1903 



$55 00 
136,936 93 



$136,991 93 



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 has charge of 



Engineering Department. 5 

the following eight bridges, viz.: Cambridge street, Canal, 
Essex street. Harvard, North Harvard street, Prison Point, 
West Boston, 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 width of the openings have been measured for this 

report. 

I. — Bridges wholly Supported by Boston. 

Agassiz road, in the Fens. 

Allston bridge, over Boston & Albany Railroad, Brighton. 

Arborway bridge, in Arborway, over Stony brook. 

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

R.R., West Roxbury. 
Athens street, over Midland Division, N. Y., N. H. & H. R.R. 
Audubon road, over Boston & Albany Railroad. 
Beacon street, over outlet to the Fens. 
Beacon street, over Boston & Albany Railroad. 
Bennington street, over Boston, Revere Beach & Lynn 

Railroad. 
Berkeley street, over Boston & Albany Railroad. 
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. 
Brooks street, over Brooks street, Brighton. 

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. 

* Chelsea street, from East Boston to Chelsea. 



6 City Document No. 15. 

Circuit drive, over Scarboro' pond in Franklin park. 

Columbia road, over Shoreham street. 

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 Waterway, in the Fens. 
Irvington-street foot-bridge, over Providence Division, N. Y., 
N. H. & H. R.R. 

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

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

N. H. & H. R.R. 

* Meridian street, from East Boston to Chelsea. 

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

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

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

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

& H. R.R. 
Stony brook, in the Fens. 
Summer street, over A street. 
Summer street, over B street. 



Engineering Department. 7 

Summer street, over C street. 

* Summer street, over Fort Point channel. 

* Warren bridge, Boston to Charlestown. 

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

N. Y., N. H. & H. R.R. 
Wintbrop, 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 
WiTHDsr its Limits. 

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

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

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

* Granite bridge, from Dorchester to Milton. 
Huntington avenue, in the Riverway, over Muddy river. 
Long wood avenue, in the Riverway, over Muddy river and 

Boston & Albany Railroad. 
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. 

* Western avenue, from Brighton to Watertown. 

TIL — Bridges of which Boston Pays a Part of the 
Cost of Maintenance. 

Albany street, over Boston & Albany Railroad freight 

tracks. 
Ashraont street and Dorchester avenue, over Old Colony 

Division, N. Y., N. H. & H. R.R. 
Blue Hill avenue, over Midland Division, N. Y., N. H. & H. 

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

H. R.R. 

* Cambridge street, from Brighton to Cambridge. 
Cambridge street, over Boston & Maine and Boston & 

Albany Railroads. 

* 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. 



8 City Document No. 15. 

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

* Essex street, from Brighton to Cambridge. 

Everett street, over Boston & Albany Railroad, Brighton. 

* Harvard bridge, from Boston to Cambridge. 

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

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

Dorchester. 

* North Harvard street, from Brighton to Cambridge. 
Oakland street, over Midland Division, N. Y., N. H. & H. 

R.R., Dorchester. 
Perkins street, over Boston & Maine and Boston & Albany 
Railroads. 

* Prison-point bridge, Charlestown to Cambridge- 
Southampton street, over Old Colony Division, N. Y., N, H. 

& H. R.R. 
Summer street, over freight tracks, 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 ^ Maine R.R., Eastern Division. 
Wauwatosa avenue, East Boston. 

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



Engineering Department. 9 

5th. — New York., New Raven ^ Hartford R.R., Midland 

Division. 
Broadway. 
Dorchester avenue. 
Fifth street. 
Fourth street. 
Morton street, Dorchester. 
Norfolk street, near Dorchester station. 
Second street. 
Silver street. 
Sixth street. 
Third street. 
Washington street, Dorchester. 

6th. — New York., New Haven ^ Hartford B.E., Old Colons/ 

Division. 

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

7th. — New York, New Haven ^ Hartford R.R., Providence 

Division. 
Albany street. 

Beech street, West Roxbury. 
Bellevue street, West Roxbury. 
Berkeley street. 
Broadwa}'. 

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. 

V. — Bridge Supported by the Metropolitan Pakk 

Commission. 
Mattapan bridge, Dorchester to Milton. 



10 City Document No. 15. 



Recapitulation of Bridges. 

I. Number wholly supported by Boston . . 72 

II. Number of which Boston supports that part 

within its limits . . . . . . 13 

III. Number of which Boston pays a part of the 

cost of maintenance ..... 24 

IV. Number supported b}^ railroad corporations : 

1. Boston & Albany Railroad .... 6 

2. Boston & Maine and Boston & Albany Railroads, 2 
o. Boston & Maine, Eastern Division ... 1 

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

5. N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R., Midland Division . . 11 

6. N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R., Old Colonv Division . 5 

7. N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R., Providence Division . 14 
V. Number supported by the Metropolitan Park 

Commission ...... 1 

Total 149 

Agassiz-road Bridge (in the Fens'). 
This bridge was built in 1887, of brick and stone masonry. 
It is maintained by the Park Department, and is in good 
condition. 

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

Tracks). 
The original structure was built in 1856-57, and rebuilt 
in 1867-68. The present bridge was built in 1886-87, and 
is maintained in part by the City of Boston and in part by 
the Boston & Albany Railroad. The lower planking has 
been renewed and the floor beams cleaned and painted during 
the year. 

AlUton Bridge (over the Boston ^ Albany R.R., Brighton). 
This is an iron bridge, built in 1892. The ironwork 
under the flooring needs painting, and some of the woodwork 
around the trusses should be renewed. 

Arborway Bridge (over Stony brook, in Arborway, 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. 



Engineering Department. 11 

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

The present structure is of iron, and was built in 1875. 
Early in October, the Boston Elevated Railway Company 
placed a second track on this bridge, and at that time such 
of the stringers and lower planking as was found in poor 
condition were renewed and the floor beams cleaned and 
painted. 

Ashmont-street and Dorchester-avenue Bridge (over Old Colony 
Division, New York, New Haven ^ Hartford R.RS). 

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. Part of the deck planking is in poor condition and 
needs renewal. The fence owned by the city should be 
painted. 

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

This is an iron bridge, built in 1874. A new spruce deck 
and walks have been put in, the fences repaired and most of 
the ironwork has been painted. 

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

This is a steel-plate girder bridge, built in 1893-94, and 
is maintained by the Park Department. As reported last 
year, the sidewalk planking is in poor condition and should 
be renewed, and the ironwork over the main tracks should be 
painted. 

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

This bridge was built in 1880-81, and had, up to 1901, a 
wooden floor for the roadway. At the latter date the 
wooden stringers and planking were removed, and twelve 
lines of 18-inch steel I-beam stringers put in. The new 
stringers and the old plate girders were then encased in Port- 
land cement concrete, strengthened with expanded metal. 
The roadway was paved with hard-pine blocks, treated by 
the creo-resinate process. The bridge is now in good con- 
dition. 



12 City Document No. 15. 

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

This is an iron bridge, built in 1884-85, widened in 
1887-88, and the central roadway further widened in 1890 
for the convenience and at the expense of the Street Rail- 
way Company. 

The ironwork below the floor is very rusty and should be 
painted. The sidewalk planking is poor, and the wooden 
facias should be repaired. 

Bellevue-street Bridge (over Muddy river, in Riverway'). 

This is a segmental masonrj'- 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. 

Benniny ton-street Bridge (over Boston, Revere Beach ^ 
Lynn R.R.^. 

This bridge is made up of two independent parts ; the old 
part is of iron, built in 1889. The street has been widened 
and a new steel bridge built beside the old one ; the wood- 
work on the old bridge has been renewed and the ironwork 
painted; the new part was built in 1902. The bridge is in 
good condition, 

Berkeley-street Bridge (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 originally 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. It is now in 
good condition. 

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

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 BrookUne, and is maintained jointly by them. 



Engineering Department. 13 

Berwick-park Foot-bridge {over Providence Division^ Neio York^ 
Netv Haven <f 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. With the ex- 
ception of risers on the stairs, which should be painted, the 
bridge is in good condition. 

Blakemore-street Bridge (over Providence Division^ New York^ 
New Haven ^ Hartford B.R.y 

This is an iron bridge, built in 1881-82. It is now in 
good condition. 

Blue Hill-avenue Bridge (over Midland Division, New York, 
Neiv Haven ^' Hartford R.R,^. 

This is a new steel through truss bridge built by the rail- 
road company, under the decree of the Superior Court abol- 
ishing the grade crossing on this avenue. The bridge con- 
sists of three trusses of the Baltimore type, about 135 feet 
6 inches span centre to centre of end pins, and 30 feet high. 
The bridge is 120 feet between centres of railings, and is 
divided into two roadways, each 43 feet 6 inches wide in the 
clear, and two sidewalks, each 11 feet 6 inches wide. The 
roadway stringers are of hard pine, 6 inches by 14 inches, 
spaced 2 feet on centres, and resting on angle-seats riveted 
to the floor beams. The lower planking of the roadway is 
4-inch hard pine, and the wearing surface is of 2-inch spruce. 
The sidewalk stringers are 4 inches by 12 inches and the 
planking 2 inches thick, both of hard pine. The surface of 
the bridge is maintained by the city and the rest of the 
structure by the railroad company. 

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

This is a wooden bridge, built in 1889. The roadway 
planking and sidewalks need renewal, and the fences should 
be repaired and painted. 

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

This is a plate girder bridge, built in 1900, in connection 
with the abolishment of the grade crossing on Dorchester 
avenue. The surface of the bridge is maintained by the 



14 City Document No. 15. 

cit3% and the rest of the structure by the railroad company. 
The bridge should be painted ; otherwise it is in good condi- 
tion. 

Boyhton-street Arch Bridge (^in the Fens'). 

This is a stone arch bridge, built in 1881. It is in good 
condition, with exception of coping, which should be 
repointed. 

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

This is an iron bridge, built in 1886-88. The railings 
should be repaired and the sidevyalk planking renewed. 

Bridle-path Bridge {over Muddy river, in the Riverioay"). 

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

Broadway Bridge {over Fort Point Chantiel). 

The draw and its foundation were rebuilt in 1874-75, and 
the woodwork on the draw was renewed in 1896. A 
temporary foot-bridge M'as built in 1901 outside the lines of 
the street, but utilizing the old draw-span, to serve for foot 
travel during the construction of the new bridge. 

(See page 82.) 

Broadway Bridge (over Boston cf Albany R.R.). 

The old bridge, built in 1880-81, was replaced in 1900 by 
the present bridge. The railings should be cleaned and 
painted and the sidewalk planking renewed. 

Brookline-avenue Bridge (over Boston (j- Albany R.R.). 

This is an iron bridge, built in 1884. The under-planking 
is in poor condition and the ironwork below the fiooi- is badly 
rusted. As recommended last year, the bridge should have 
the woodwork renewed and the ironwork painted. 

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. 



Engineering Department. 15 

Brooks-street Bridge (near Faneuil Station, Briglitori). 

This bridge was built in 1902, and consists of seven lines 
of deck-plate girders of about 44 feet span and 5 feet 6 inches 
depth. The floor is supported on buckle-plates, and has a 
roadway 26 feet 6 inches wide in the clear, and a sidewalk 5 
feet 6 inches wide. The wearing surface of both roadway 
and sidewalk is of asphalt on a concrete base. The bridge is 
in good condition. 

Byron-street Bridge {over Boston, Revere Beach ^^ 

Lynn R.R.'). 

This is a wooden bridge, built in 1889. The bridge is in 

poor condition. The bulkheads should be repaired. The 

deck planking, curb sticks and sidewalk planking need 
renewal, and the iron rods need painting. 

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 ; the Boston side of the bridge is in poor condi- 
tion. One corner of the Boston abutment fell February 12, 
1903, and it has been rebuilt, and a few deck planks have 
been renewed ; the planking on the piers and waterway is in 
poor condition ; the fender-guard on the Cambridge side 
needs repairing ; the deck planking on the Boston side has 
been repaired in spots many times, and should be entirely 
renewed and additional stringers added; the deck planking 
on the draw also needs renewal ; the sidewalk planking needs 
repairs ; one draw arm on the Cambridge side should be 
renewed;' both abutments need small repairs; the draw 
should be adjusted ; new irons are needed on the waterway, 
and a boat should be provided. 

Cambridge-street Bridge (over Boston ^ Maine and 
Boston (j" Albany Railroads, Charlestown) . 

This is a steel bridge of four spans, built in 1901 by the 
Boston & Maine Railroad. The surface is maintained by the 
city, the remainder by the railroad company. The bridge has 
been painted, and is in good condition. 



16 City Document No. 15. 

Canal or Craigie'% Bridge. 

This is a wooden pile bridge, with a wooden turn-table 
draw. The city pays one-half the cost of maintenance. The 
bridge was originally built in 1808, was rebuilt in 1852, and 
was again rebuilt and widened in 1874. The bridge is in the 
care of the Commissioners for the Boston and Cambridge 
Bridges. Only ordinary repairs have been made. The side- 
walks, sidewalk bulkheads, roadway planking near the curbs, 
and fencing that have not recently been rebuilt are poor, and 
need rebuilding ; additional stringers are needed near the 
draw, and some pile work is needed near the ends of the 
bridge ; some of the spur-shores need refitting ; the draw- 
track circle and wharf need extensive repairs, and part of the 
fender-guard should be removed, as it is in a dangerous con- 
dition. This bridge will probabl}^ be in service but a year 
or two longer, as it is proposed to build a dam on its site. 

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

Island^. 

This is a temporary foot-bridge built in 1892, and is main- 
tained by the Park Department. It connects the Marine Park 
with Castle Island, and is furnished with a draw, so that if 
desired by the United States authorities the island can be 
cut off from the mainland. A small amount of replanking 
has been done. Repairs are needed on the fence and plank- 
ing, 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 roadway decking 
and many stringers on the part supported by Boston have 
been renewed, and this part of the bridge is now in good 
condition. 

Charlesgate Bridge (in the Fens, over Boston ^ Albany R.R.^. 

This is an iron bridge, built in 1881-82, and is maintained 
by the Park Department. 



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Charlesgate Bridge (i7i the Feiis, over Ipswich Street^. 

This is a deck-plate girder bridge with a buckle-plate floor. 
The roadway is paved with asphalt and the sidewalks with 
artificial stone. It is in good condition. 

Charlestown Bridge ( from Boston to Charlestotvn). 

This bridge was opened to public travel November 27, 1899, 
and superseded the old Charles River bridge, which was built 
in 1785-86. 

The present bridge over the river consists of ten spans of 
the deck-plate type, each 85 feet long, and a swing or turn- 
table draw 210 feet 6 inches long. 

The bridges over Water street and over the railroad tracks 
each consist of two span steel I-beams, with brick arches 
turned between the beams. The entire structure is in good 
condition. 

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

This is an iron bridge, built by the Boston & Maine Rail- 
road Company in 1894, and is over the railroad location. 
The surface of the bridge is maintained by the city, the 
remainder by the railroad company. The ironwork of the 
bridge has been painted by the railroad company. The 
wheel-guard is too low and narrow and the fences need 
repairing and painting; 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 1802-03. The piles under the main 
bridge were driven in 1880. The upper part of the bridge, 
the draw and draw foundations were built in 1895. The 
draw-way was widened to 60 feet in 1900, the draw founda- 
tion being enlarged, the draw lengthened, and the draw piers 
built. Ordinary repairs have been made ; the tops of some 
of the old piles have begun to decay ; the old fender-guards 
are in poor condition ; some of the sidewalk planking needs 
renewal, and many palings on the fence need straightening ; 
otherwise tlie bridge is in good condition. 

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

This is a pile bridge with an iron draw. The original 
bridge was built in 1802-03. The piles of the present bridge 



18 City Document No. 15. 

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 corner of the 
up-stream wing has been rebuilt and ordinary repairs have 
been made. A new float stage for a public landing has been 
placed back of the pier. The fender-guards are in poor con- 
dition ; tlie top of the pier should be rebuilt ; the waterway 
should be repaired ; the woodwork on the sidewalks should 
be renewed ; two iron brackets on the draw should be repaired, 
and several pieces of track should be renewed. 

Chelsea-street Bridge {from East Boston to Chelsea'). 

This is a wooden pile bridge, Avith an iron swing draw ; 
the original bridge was built in 1834; was rebuilt in 1848, 
1873, and again in 1894-95. In November the Massachu- 
setts Pipe Line Gas Company put two siphons across the 
channels between the bridge and the up-stream fencler-guard, 
removing a few piles which were later replaced by others. 
The decking is in poor condition and will soon need renewal ; 
a new latch and a new wheel for operating the adjusting 
screw should be provided, and the draw should be painted. 

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. 

Columbia-road Bridge (over Old Colony Division., New York., 
New Haven ^ Hartford R.B.). 

This is a new deck plate girder bridge of two equal 
spans, one over the tracks of the N. Y., N. H. & H. R.R., 
and the other over Old Colony avenue, and was built in 
1902. Each span consists of six lines of plate girders 78 
feet 6 inches long, centre to centre of bearing pins, and 4 
feet 10^ inches deep, back to back of flange angles. The 
floor beams are built beams and the roadway stringers are 
6-inch hard pine from 12 to 14 inches deep. The roadway 
flooring is of hard pine 4 inches thick protected by a heavy 
water-proof coating ; on this is laid a brick pavement of 
Canton brick with cement grout joints. The sidewalk has 
an asphalt wearing surface. 



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Columhia-road Bridge (^over Shoreham streef). 

This bridge was built in 1902, and consists of two spans 
of about 28 feet resting on a steel trestle bent in the centre 
of the street. There are 21 lines of 24-inch steel I-beams, 
spaced about 3 feet 6 inches on centres, and between the 
beams brick arches are turned, made of a single ring of brick. 
Above these arches the entire width of the bridge is filled 
solid with Portland cement concrete, and its upper surface 
protected by a water-proof coating. The roadway is paved 
with Canton brick, laid with cement grout joints. The side- 
walk is of artificial stone. 

Oolumbus-avenue Bridges (^over Boston ^ Albany R.R. and 
Providence JJivision, New York, New, Haven cf Hart- 
ford 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. 

The sidewalk planking has been patched and the roadway 
sheathed during the year. 

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 (^BorcJiester^. 

This is a wooden pile bridge with a wooden leaf draw. 
The piles were driven in 1875. The draw and upper part 
of the bridge was rebuilt in 1901. It is in fair condition. 

Commonwealth-avenue Bridge (j,n the Fens'). 

This is an iron bridge, and was built in 1881-82. It is in 
good condition, with the exception of the sidewalk planking, 
which should be renewed. It is maintained by the Park 
Department. 

Congress-street Bridge (^over Fort Point Channel). 

This is a wooden pile bridge, with an iron turn-table draw 
on a stone foundation, and was built in 1874-75. 

Miscellaneous repairs have been made. The roadway 
pUnking, the stone paving, fender-guards, track circle, and 
one draw landing are in poor condition. The Secretary of 
War has ordered the draw-way to be widened from its 
present width of 43 feet 9 inches to 50 feet. When this 
work is undertaken the bridge should be rebuilt. 



20 City Document No. 15. 

Cormvall-street Bridge (^over Stony Brook, West Roxhury'). 

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

Cottage Farm Bridge (over Boston <f Albany R.R., 
Brighton'). 

The present bridge was built in 1895-96. With the 
exception of the plate girders on the outside lines of the 
bridge, and some special construction under the sidewalks, 
the superstructure is composed of 20-incli steel beams 
filled between with brick arches and Portland cement con- 
crete, on which is a wearing surface of Sicilian rock asphalt. 
It is in good condition. 

Cottage-street Foot-bridge (over flats, Fast Boston) . 

This is a wooden pile bridge, built in 1889, for foot travel 
only. A great quantity of ice has formed over the flats, 
some of it under the bridge being four feet thick, and, 
becoming attached to the piles, has pulled up or broken 
many of them, necessitating the closing of the bridge. 

Dartmouth-street Bridges (over Boston ^ Albany R.R. and 
Providence Division, New York, New Haven ^' Hart- 
ford B.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 bridge has been sheathed, and a new 
sidewalk built on the easterly side. 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, New 
York, Neiv Haven <|' Hartford R.R.). 

This is a steel bridge, built in 1900 over the new location 
of the N. Y., N. H. & H. R.R. The surface of the bridge is 
maintained by the city and the rest of the structure by the 
railroad company. It is in good condition. 



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Dorchester-street Bridge (over Old Colony Division, New 
York J New Haven tf- Hartford R.R.'). 

This is an iron bridge, built in 1869. It is principally 
maintained by the railroad company, and was repaired and 
put in fair condition in 1893. The railroad company has 
abandoned its location at this place and part of the bridge 
has been removed, and the remainder will be used but a few 
months longer; the bridge is of light structure, and some 
shores have been placed below it. 

Dover-street Bridge (over Fort Point Channel). 

This was originally a wooden pile bridge, built in 1805, 
rebuilt in 1858-59, and again in 1876. In 1893-94, upon 
the abolition of the grade crossing of the Old Colony Rail- 
road, the present iron structure, resting on masonry piers, 
was built. General repairs have been made ; 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. The draw binds on the Boston end during hot 
weather. The lower planking on the draw is in poor condi- 
tion and needs patching. Repairs are needed on the 
waterway, and the platform and the steps to the float need 
rebuilding ; otherwise the bridge is in good condition. 

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. 

Essex-street Bridge (from Brighton to Cambridge). 

Tliis bridge is in the care of the Commissioners for the 
Boston and Cambridge Bridges ; the city pays one-half the 
cost of maintenance. It is a wooden pile bridge, with a 
wooden leaf draw, and was originally built in 1850 ; the draw 
was rebuilt and the adjoining stringers renewed in 1891 ; the 
otlier woodwork above the piles was renewed and some piles 
of the Boston side were driven in 1896. One-half of the 
draw has been redecked and ordinary repairs made. Some 
of the stringers adjoining the draw-arms have begun to 
decay, and should be renewed ; the planking on the other 
half of the draw needs renewal, and that on the Cambridge 
end of the main bridge needs repairing. It is probable that 
this bridge will soon be rebuilt at a higher grade to abolish 
the grade crossing. 



22 City Document No. 15. 

Everett-street Bridge (^over Boaton <|^ Albany R.R., Brighton). 

Tliis is an iron bridge, built in 1891, by the Boston &' 
Albany Railroad Company. The recommendation made in 
these reports for several years past is renewed this year, that 
the ironwork above and below the flooi' be thoroughly 
cleaned and painted and the sidewalks repaired. 

Federal-street Bridge (over Fort Point Channel). 

This is a wooden pile bridge, with a double retractile iron 
draw, and was rebuilt in 1891-92. General repairs have been 
made. The sidewalks should be resurfaced in part, the 
wharves and fender-guards repaired, and the landing shoes 
for the draw reset. Additional stops are needed for the draw, 
and a spare truck should be provided ; some of the spur- 
shores have begun to decay, and should be refitted ; the 
planking and irons on the waterway and the ladder sho\ild 
be repaired ; the wreckage among the piling should be 
removed. 

, Fen Bridge (in the Fens). 

This bridge was built in 1891-93. It is in good con- 
dition. 



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

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. As reported 
last year, the lower planking is in poor condition. 

Forest Hills Entrance Bridge (in Franklin Park). 

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

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

This bridge was built in 1895, replacing a foot-bridge 
which was built in 1890 ; the sidewalk planking should be 
renewed ; the fences should be repaired ; the bridge should 
be painted and the walls need some pointing; otherwise 
the bridge is in good condition. 



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Granite Bridge (^from Dorchester to 3Iilton'). 

■ 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. It is in poor condition, and 
should be rebuilt ; the abutment should be repaired ; the 
piles are much worn ; several of the stringers show con- 
siderable rot ; the planking on the draw is decaying, and the 
tops of the piers are very poor. 

Harvard Bridge (^froni Boston to Cambridge^. 

This is an iron bridge, with an iron turn-table draw, and 
was built in 1887-91. The bridge is in the care of two 
Commissioners, one appointed from Boston and one from 
Cambridge, and the expense of maintenance is borne equally 
by each city. 

The roadway of the fixed spans was repaired in 1901-02 
and a wooden block paving laid. The roadway of these 
spans is now in good condition, but that of the draw span is 
in very poor condition. The lower planking and stringers 
have not been renewed since the draw was built in 1891, 
aud they are now very rotten. Unless a new deck is put on 
at once it will be necessary to have it carefully watched and 
repairs made as soon as signs of breaking through appear. 
The asphalt sidewalks, which have been reported for a 
number of years to be in very poor condition, have grown 
much worse, and should be no longer tolerated on a bridge 
having so much foot travel. 

As reported last year, the fences should be cleaned and 
painted, as they are very rusty. 

Harvard-street Bridge (^over Midland Division, New York, 
JVeiv Haven tf Hartford B.R., Dorchester^. 

The sidewalks are supported by the city, the roadway by 
the railroad ; the woodwork of the roadway has been rebuilt. 

Plans Ijave been prepared for new abutments and a longer 
and wider bridge, and negotiations with the railroad are in 
progress for rebuilding this bridge. 

Huntington-avenue Bridge (^over Boston tf- Albany R.R.^. 

This is an iron bridge. It was built in 1872, and in 
1876-77 the abutments were rebuilt and the bridge widened 
by the addition of two new girders. In 1896, in conse- 



24 City Document No. 15. 

quence of changes in the grade of the avenue, the floor was 
entirely rebuilt and new girders added for supporting the 
water-pipes. The lower planking of spruce which was put 
in at that time has now become very rotten, and has broken 
through in a number of places during the past year. It is 
recommended that a new deck be put on at once and the 
girders cleaned and painted. 

Hunting ton-avenue Bridge (over Muddy river). 

This is a semi-circular masonry arch of 15 feet span. It 
was built in 1893, and is maintained by the Park Depart- 
ments of Boston and Brookline. 

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

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

This is an iron foot-bridge, and was built in 1892. The 
planking is thin, but otherwise the bridge is in good condi- 
tion. 

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 6-foot 
walk needs renewal ; the sidewalks need patching, the road- 
way deck plank on the draw has begun to decay and needs 
renewal ; some caps on the pier and a few low-water girders 
on the pier and bridge have been somewhat damaged by ves- 
sels ; more riprap should be placed in front of the east abut- 
ment. 

Leverett Pond Foot-hridge (in Levereit 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. 

Linden Park-street Bridge (over Stony brook). 

This is a wooden bridge, built in 1887. The bridge is in 
fair condition. 



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

The original wooden structure was built in 1857, and 
rebuilt in 1877. The present masonry aiches were erected 
in 1899 by the Park Departments of Boston and Brookline, 
and are maintained jointly by them. 

Maiden Bridge (from Charlestown to Everetf). 

This is a wooden pile bridge with a retractile steel draw, 
and was rebuilt in 1900-01. Only ordinary repairs have been 
made ; the bridge should be painted, and about 50 feet of 
fence should be built on the wing of tlie abutment at the 
Charles town end. Otherwise it is in good condition. 

Massachusetts-avenue Bridge (over Boston ^ Albany B.R.^. 

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

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

This is an iron bridge, built in 1876. The woodwork was 
renewed in 1901, and the ironwork cleaned and painted. 
The westerly sidewalk planking is very thin and should be 
renewed ; otherwise the bridge is in good condition. 

Mattapan Bridge (from Dorchester to Milton'). 

This is a three-arch bridge of Melan construction, with 
granite facing. It was built in 1902 by the Metropolitan 
Park Commission, and is maintained by it. The arches are 
semi-circular, two spans being 14 feet and one 50 feet; the 
bridge has one 56-foot roadway and two 12-foot sidewalks. 
During the past year the roadway has been paved with stone 
blocks near the street car tracks and wooden blocks on the 
side. 

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

This is a wooden pile bridge, with a wooden turn-table 
draw on a pile foundation. The original structure was built 
in 1858. It was rebuilt soon afterwards, and was widened 



2p ' City Document No. 15. 

and rebuilt in 1884, excepting the draw, which was built in 
1875-76. The chords of the draw were rebuilt in 1896. 
The worst places on the waterway have been repaired with 
oak piles and hard pine lumber, and further repairs are 
needed; the wharf should be redecked ; the fascias on the 
sidewalks are getting poor ; the stringers and bulkhead at the 
Boston end of the channel need strengthening ; the draw 
should be furnished with some new rack ; the track is getting 
much worn ; one pile under the sidewalk should be spliced ; 
one of the main truss-rods is broken, and a new one should 
be furnished ; the pier is in poor condition, and the roadway 
planking has begun to decay. 

Milton Bridge (from Dorchester to Milton). 

The city maintains the part within its limits. The original 
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 westerly side- 
walk was rebuilt on new iron girders and floor beams in 
1900. The bridge should be painted, and the sidewalk 
planking on the down-stream side of the bridge should be 
renewed in part ; one of the cap-stones over the first water- 
way 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, roadway 
planking on draw, bracing on bents, roadway pavement, and 
the fender-guards are in very poor condition ; the waterways 
are out of repair ; the foundation of the house is in poor con- 
dition. 

The Secretary of War has ordered the draw-way to be 
widened from 43 feet 7 inches to 50 feet. If this bridge is 
to be kept open' it should be rebuilt. 

Nepo7iset Bridge (from Dorchester to Quincy). 

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 



Engineering Department. 27 

replaced by a turn-table draw. General repairs have been 
made. The bridge needs general overhauling. The up- 
stream draw-arm is bent and should be repaired ; the down- 
stream pier and fender-gaards need extensive repairs ; the 
blocking, hinges, planking, stringers near the gudgeons and 
gears, the decking of the draw, and the bearing-plate at the 
abutment are in poor condition, and should be renewed. 

Ne2?tune-road Bridge (^over Boston, Revere Beach tf Lynn 

R.R.y 

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

Newton-street Bridge (over Providence Divisioji, New York, 
New Haven ^ Hartford R.R.^. 

This is an iron bridge, built in 1872. It was cleaned and 
painted in 1902 and a new deck put on. The bridge, for so 
old a structure, is now in good condition. 

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

This is a through lattice girder bridge, and was built in 
1902. 

The surface of the bridge is maintained by the city, and 
the rest of the structure by the railroad company. The 
bridge is in good condition. 

North Beacon-street Bridge (from Brighto7i to Watertown). 

The city maintains the part within its limits. This is a 
wooden pile bridge with a wooden leaf draw. The original 
structure was built in 1822, and the present one in 1884. 
The bridge is in poor condition ; the sidewalk planking, the 
draw planking, three draw-arms, and some of the adjoining 
stringers should be renewed ; the draw pier is in very poor 
condition, and the upper part should be rebuilt, and many of 
the piles in the bridge have begun to decay. 

North Harvard-street Bridge (from Brighton to Camhridge'). 

The city maintains the part within its limits. This bridge 
was originally built in 1662, and was rebuilt, except the 
piling, in 1879; the draw was built in 1891. The bridge is 



28 City Document No. 15. 

in the care of the Commissioners for the Boston and Cam- 
bridge Bridges ; the city pays one-half the cost of mainte- 
nance. The bridge is in poor condition, and should be 
rebuilt and replaced by a wider structure, more in keeping 
with the improvements recently made in tlie vicinity. 

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

This is a new steel plate girder bridge, built by the railroad 
company in 1902 under the decree of the Superior Court 
abolishing the giade crossing at this point. The surface of 
the bridge is maintained by the city and the rest of the 
structure by the railroad company. It is in good condition. 

Perkins-street Foot-hridge (over the Boston ^ Maine R.R. 
and Boston ^ Albany R.R. in Charlestown). 

This bridge was built in 1900, and opened to travel Feb- 
ruary 2, 1901 ; it has two spans of wooden stringers and one 
of steel Pratt trusses. The surface is maintained by the city, 
the rest of the structure by the railroad companies. It has 
been painted. 

Prison-point Bridge (from Charlestown to Cambridge'). 

This bridge was originally built in 1833, and was rebuilt 
in 1876-77. It is in the care of the Commissioners for the 
Boston and Cambridge Bridges ; the city pays one-half the 
cost of maintenance. 

This bridge is to be replaced by a new one to be built at a 
higher grade to abolish the numerous grade crossings, the 
work to be done by the Boston & Maine R.R. The Charles- 
town end of the new bridge is partially built, and a temporary 
bridge now connects the new work with the Cambridge end, 
and was opened to travel May 6, 1903, and soon after the 
old bridge was taken out of commission. 

'Public G-arden Foot-bridge. 

This is an iron bridge. It was built in 1867, and is 
now in good condition. 

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

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



Engineering Department. 29 

Shawmut-avenue Bridge (^over Boston ^ Albany R.R. and 
Providence Division, New York, New Haven ^ Hartford 

H.R.). 

This is an iron bridge, built in 1871. A special report 
was made to the Superintendent of Streets, under date of 
March 22, 1902, calling attention to the condition of this 
bridge, and recommending that certain repairs be made at 
once, and that the bridge " be rebuilt within the next two 
years." Although the repairs recommended in that report 
were made, the time has now come when the bridge cannot 
be maintained with safety longer than the time needed to 
build a new bridge. It is therefore recommended that a new 
bridge be built at once. 

Southamjyton-street Bridges (over South Bay Sluices^. 

These are wooden bridges, built in 1875 as temporary 
structures; sidewalk bulkheads and roadway bulkheads are in 
poor condition and should be renewed. The wing bulkheads 
are also in poor condition, the sidewalk planking needs 
repairing, and the roadway planking on the westerly bridge 
needs renewal in part. 

Southampton-street Bridge (over Old Colony Division, New 
York, Neiv Haven <|- Hartford B.M.'). 

This is a steel plate girder bridge, built in 1901-2. The 
surface is maintained by the city, the rest of the structure by 
the railroad company. It is in good condition. 

Spring-street Bridge {from West Roxhury to Dedham^. 

This is a stone bridge. The city maintains the part within 
its limits. It is in good condition, with the exception of the 
fences, which should be rebuilt this year. 

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 Depart- 
ment. It is in good condition. 

Summer-street Bridges (over A, B, and C streets'). 

'- These bridges were built in connection with the abolition 
of the grade crossing on Congress street, and were opened to 



30 City Document No. 15. 

travel in 1900. The bridge over A street is a steel deck 
plate girder structure, with a paved roadway of granite blocks 
and asphalt sidewalks. 

The bridge over B street is a through-plate girder struct- 
ure, witli a paved roadway of granite blocks and asphalt side- 
walks. 

The bridge over C street is a two-span steel-beam struct- 
ure, with brick and concrete arches turned between the beams ; 
the roadway is paved with granite blocks and the sidewalks 
with asphalt. 

The Boston Elevated Railway Company has laid a double 
track across all of these bridges, but no cars have as yet been 
run over them. 

All these bridges are in good condition. 

Summer-street Bridge {over Fort Point Channel). 

This bridge was built in 1899-1900, in connection with 
the abolition of the grade crossing on Congress street. It is 
a four-span deck plate girder bridge, resting on masonry 
piers, with two retractile draws, over a 50-foot channel-way. 
The roadway of the fixed spans has a granite block paving, 
and the sidewalks have asphalt wearing surfaces. The whole 
structure is in good condition, but should be painted during 
the year. The Boston Elevated Railway Company has laid a 
double track across the fixed spans of this bridge, but have 
not as yet laid the track over the draw. 

Summer-street Bridge (over Neiu York., Neiv Haven ^ 
Hartford Railroad Freight Tracks). 

This bridge was built in 1900, in connection with the 
abolition of the grade crossing on Congress street, and is 
maintained by the city and the railroad company, the former 
maintaining the wearing surface and the latter maintaining 
the rest of the structure. It has four spans, consisting of 
three through trusses each, and has a granite-paved roadway 
and asphalt sidewalks. It is in good condition. The street 
railway tracks have been laid across this bridge. 

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 
Boston end of the bridge has been paved nearly to the draw, 
and general repairs have been made. Some of the piles 
under the wharf are broken ; the fender-guards are in poor 



Engineeking Department. 31 

condition ; the paving on the Charlestowii end of the bridge, 
planking on the watenva}'^ and in the draw pit, tlie piling at 
two corners of the waterway and the tail track timber need 
repairing; the landing shoes should be reset; the sidewalk 
near the railroad tracks, city side, should be extended about 
20 feet ; the curb at the di-aw should be realigned. 

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 lower planking is considerably 
decayed and has been renewed in many places ; the bolting 
around the draws needs overhauling. 

West Fourth-street Bridge (over Old Colony Division^ Neiv 
York, New Raven i- Hartford R.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 deck planking 
is in very poor condition, and should be renewed ; the plat- 
form over the middle girders should be replanked, and the 
bridge should be painted. 

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

This is an iron foot-bridge, built in 1882. It is now in 
good condition. • 

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. Many roadway planks on the Boston side 
have been renewed and minor repairs made ; the piers and 
waterway need repairing; the deck planking on the Boston 
side and on the draw should be renewed; the fences on the 
Boston side should be put in good condition ; some of the 



32 City Document No. 15. 

piles and stringers on the Boston side of the channel are in 
poor condition, and need renewal; the staging under the 
bridge should be repaired, and the draw needs adjusting. 

Western-avenue Bridge (^Brighton to Watertoivri). 

The city maintains the part within its limits. This is a 
wooden pile bridge, with an iron draw, and was rebuilt in 
1892-93. Only minor repairs have been made ; the Boston 
end of the draw should be raised ; the draw and its bearings 
should also be adjusted ; the planking and capsills on the 
piers and along the waterways should be repaired ; some of 
the spurshores are broken and should be refitted; the deck 
planking on draw and main bridge needs renewal, and the 
bridge needs painting. 

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. The abutment at the Winthrop end needs 
pinning up, as there has been some settlement ; a few of the 
outside bolsters are not in good condition ; otherwise the 
bridge is in fair condition. 

Wood Island Bark Boot-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 Beach & Lynn R.R. 
The walls need pointing and the bridge should be painted. 

Bridges ivh'ollg Supported by Railroad Corporations. 

The highway bridges maintained by the several railroad 
companies are in good or fair condition, with the exceptions 
noted. Ndrfolk-street bridge, near Dorchester station, is in 
poor condition; plans have been made for rebuilding a longer 
and wider bridge at this place ; a new deck is needed on 
Second-street bridge, and repairs are needed on Washington- 
street bridge over the Midland Division, New York, New 
Haven & Hartford R.R. 



Engineering Department. 33 



SURVEYING DIVISION. 



The work of the Surveying Division during the past year 
has consisted of the making of such surveys and plans as 
have been required by the several city departments, and 
giving lines and grades of public streets when requested by 
abuttors intending to build. 

One hundred and fifty-eight petitions requesting that 
catch-basins should be constructed were reported upon to the 
Sewer Division. 

Catch-basin locations were furnished the Sewer Division 
for one hundred and eighty-two streets advertised to be reg- 
ulated by the Superintendent of Streets. 

On request of the Sewer Division, one hundred and nine- 
teen plans of streets showing proposed locations of future 
catch-basins were furnished. 

Catch-basin locations were furnished the Sewer Division 
of ten streets which it was proposed to lay out, widen or 
extend. 

Four hundred and thirteen catch-basins were staked out, 
and duplicate sketches showing the locations and ties were 
sent to the Sewer Division. 

One hundred and fifty-one plans of underground pipes, 
conduits, etc., were examined and proposed future catch- 
basins located for the Permit Division. 

One hundred and fifty-five notices of contracts to lay 
artificial stone sidewalks were received and reported upon to 
the Paving Division. 

In sixty-six cases, the Paving Division were notified that 
the existing edgestone should be reset preparatory to the 
laying of artificial stone. 

Eifty-five petitions to make sidewalk openings were 
received from the Paving Division and reported upon. 

Eiglity-four requests for edgestone were examined and 
amount of curb required reported to Paving Division. 

Grade heights were furnished engineers and architects on 
eighteen estates. 



34 City Document No. 15. 

Twenty-nine plans of streets were made for sidewalk 
assessments on request of Paving Division. Data was also 
furnished Paving Division for sidewalk assessments on thir- 
teen estates. 

Estimates for grade, land and building damages, and cost 
of construction, were furnished the Street Commissioners on 
thirteen streets. 

The lines and grades of the following eighteen streets, for 
which the Street Commissioners were petitioned for authority 
to open as private ways, were examined and reported 
upon : — 

Althea street^ Dorchester. Centre street to Whitten street. 

JBeecher street^ West Roxbury. Boylston street to Parker 
street. 

Trenton street, Dorchester (formerly Raleigh street). Green- 
wood street to Glenway street. 

Clematis street, Dorchester. Centre street to Whitten street. 

Digby street, South Boston. Summer street to Fargo street. 

Greenwood street, Dorchester. Harvard street to Ruxton 
street. 

Orchid street, Dorchester. Centre street to Whitten street. 

Palm street, Dorchester. Centre street to Whitten street. 

Posea-street extension, Roxbury. Arklow street to Ulmer 
street. 

Prout street. West Roxbury. From St. Peters street, north- 
westerly. 

Pedicood street, Dorchester. Centre street to Whitten street. 

Ripley street. West Roxbury. Arborway to May street. 

Scott street. South Boston. West Seventh street to West Eighth 
street. 

St. Peters street. West Roxbury. Boylston street to Paul Gore 
street. 

St. Hose street, West Roxbury. Extension to Arborway. 

Ulmer-street extensio7i, Roxbury. Arklow street to Walden 
street. 

Whitten street, Dorchester. From Dorchester avenue, north- 
easterly. 

Wiiifield street, South Boston. West Seventh street to West 
Eighth street. 

Estimate of grade, land and building damages and cost of 
construction were furnished on the following streets, on 
request of the Street Commissioners : 

Albion place, Cbarlestown. Extension to Bunker Hill street. 
Arcadia street, Roxbury. Atherton street to West Walnut 
street. 



Engineering Department. 35 

Belgrade avenue^ West Roxbury. AnaAvan sivenue to Beech 
street. 

Centre street^ West Eoxbiiiy. South street to Spring street. 

Chelsea street^ Charlestown. Cit}^ square to Bainbridge street. 

East Sixth street^ South Boston. P street to Q street. 

Faneidl street., Brighton. North Beacon street to Oak square. 

Geneva ave?iue, Dorchester. Cohuubia road to Bowdoin street. 

Hampden street., Roxbury. Albany street to Dudley street. 

3Iitchell street., South Boston. Extension to Old Colony Rail- 
road. 

Northampton street., City Proper. Washington street to Harrison 
avenue. 

Rockdale street., Dorchester. Savin Hill avenue to Springdale 
avenue. 

Spring street., West Roxbury. Gardner street to Charles river. 

Forty-three plans and profiles, representing a total length 
of five miles, showing buildings, property owners, names, 
established grades, areas of land taken, or to be taken, for 
street widenings or relocations, public alleys, etc., were com- 
pleted for tlie Sti^eet Laying-out Department. 

One hundred and twenty-five plans have been made for the 
purpose of assessing benefits occasioned by the laying out 
and construction of new streets. 

Plans of the Copps Hill Cemetery and the Kings Chapel 
Burjnng-ground have been made for the Cemetery Commis- 
sion ; also an addition to Mt. Hope Cemetery, on Canterbury 
street. 

Plans have been made for the Schoolhouse Commission of 
property to be taken for school purposes as follows , viz.: 
Scotia street and Dalton street, for an addition to the 
Mechanic Arts High School lot ; East Seventh and East 
Eighth streets. South Boston, a site for a new school ; Middle 
street, South Boston, for an addition to the Ticknor School 
lot ; Paris, Marion and Morris streets, East Boston, a site for 
a new school ; Norfolk avenue and Clayton street, Roxbury, 
a site for a new school, and Southern avenue, Dorchester, 
also a site for a new school. 

Plans have been made for the Park Department of a play- 
ground on Randolph street, and of a playground on Marcella 
and Highland streets. 

Plans of city lands have been made as follows, viz.: 
Blue Hill avenue, Milton; Centre and Hastings streets. West 
Roxbury ; Medford street flats, Charlestown : Marcella 
Street Home, Roxbury, and the Lockup, jMillers Lane, 
Dorchester. 

The following list gives the number of orders attended to 



86 



City Document No. 15. 



for property owners, builders, and the various city depart- 
ments, from P'^ebruary 1, 1903, to February 1, 1904: 



Street Hues giveu .... 










398 


Street grades given 








251 


Street Department, Paving Division 








1,891 


Street Department, Sewer Division 








1,134 


Building Department 








148 


Public Buildings Department 










13 


Public Grounds Department . 










1 


Law Department . 










101 


Street Commissioners . 










146 


Engineering Department 










155 


Park Department . 










15 


City Registrar's Department . 










2 


Police Department 










12 


Bath Department . 










3 


Cemetery Department . 










3 


Institutions Department 










1 


School Committee 










7 


Schoolhonse Commission 










17 


Water Department 










3 


Total 


4,301 



In connection with the Surveying Division there have been 
1,499 titles examined, 1,203 deeds and 291 plans copied from 
the Registry of Deeds. 

Thirty-five hundred and fifty blue prints have been made 
during the year. 

List of plans made for sewerage works during the year 
ending January 31, 1904 : 

City Proper. 
Union Parle street. — From Albany street to South baj'. 

East Boston. 

Bennington street. — Across Boston, Revere Beach and Ljmn 

Railroad to Butler avenue. 
Horder street. — Opposite Lexington street to Harbor line. 
Kneller street. — Between Trumbull and Boardman streets. 



ROXBURY. 

Ellingwood street. — To Heath street. 

Fenner street. — Washington street to Cardington street. 



Engineering Department. 37 



Dorchester. 

JBearse avenue. — Across Milton Branch Railroad. 

Canterhury branch. — Blue Hill avenue and Raudolpli avenue. 

Cedar street. — Cedar street to Sturbridge street. 

Claybourne street. — Dakota street, easterly. 

Davenport Irrook. — Between Burt avenue and Washington sti'eet. 

Davenport brooJc. — Washington street, easterly. Land of 

Nichols. 
Doicner court. — Draper court to Hancock street. 
Freeport-street brooJc. — Between Dorchester avenue and Pleasant 

street. 
Geneva avenue. — Between Geneva avenue and Wilder street. 
Greenhalge street. — Between Columbia road and Roseclair street. 
Moseley aHfemie. — Between Columbia road and Moseley avenue. 
Oakland brook. — Between New England Railroad and Bismarck 

street. 
Rosewood street. — Between Rosewood street and Rockdale street. 
Tenean creek. — Between Westville street and Speedwell street. 
Willo7c court. — Between Massachusetts avenue and Willow 

court. 

West Roxbury. 
Addington road. — And adjoining streets. 
Neponset-avenue branch. — From Rowe street to Hyde Park 

avenue. 
Roslindale branch. — From Stony brook to Poplar street. 
Stony brook. — From Cornwall to Brookside avenue. 
Talbot-avenue branch. — From Ashland street to Stony brook. 

Brighton. 
Faneuil-v alley brook. — North Beacon street to Charles river. 
Faneuil-valley brook. — Additional to Charles river. 

The following list gives the sewerage works staked out 
during the year ending January 31, 1904 : 

East Boston. 
Addison street. — Chelsea street to Kneller street. 
Farrington avenue. — Rear of lots toward Montmorencie avenue. 

South Boston. 
Old Colony avenue. — Between Kemp street and Preble street. 

Dorchester. 
Cedar street. — Between Cedar street and Sturbridge street. 
Lxicerne street. — Callender street to Morton street. 
Moseley avenue. — Columbia road and Moseley avenue. 
Oakland branch. — Rochdale street to Bismarck street. 
Tenean creek. — Templeton street to Ashmont street. 



38 



City Document No. 15. 



"West E ox bury. 

Canterbury hranch. — Stony Brook to Morton street. 
Neponset avenue branch. — Rowe street to Seymour street. 
Jloslindale branch. — Cohasset street to Linden street. 
jRoslindale branch. — Cohasset street to Washington street. 
Moslimlale branch. — Sycamore street to Poplar street. 
Stony brooJc. — Boylstou street to Brookside avenue. 
Talbot avenue branch. — From Ashland street to Canterbury 
branch. 

Brighton. 
Sheparcl Brook. — Market street to Wool Pond. 

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



Year Ending 
January 31. 



3 












"O^ 


^ 5 f= x 


"So 


«<u 


wS'sS) 


s-s . 


o » 






•w o 


S°S2 


l%% 


0) !» 


5,a&.o 


&«?^ 


!* 


cc 


CB 


23,487 


12,007 


5,175 


129,383 


60,472 


32,940 


120,158 


64,952 


24,976 


154,718 


100,414 


36,658 


76,991 


56,541 


14,249 


8G,354 


60,803 


17,323 


264,982 


161,428 


61,356 


245,410 


188,041 


30,324 


104,133 


135,310 


5,077 


60,555 


65,474 


4,815 









S o o 



0^ 00 oi 



1895. 
1896, 
1897 
1898 
1899 
1900 
1901 
1902 
1U03 
1904 



6,168 
68,701 
68,178 
94,003 
43,930 
48,946 
147,863 
131,487 
59,051 
29.078 



3,962 
12,296 
13,471 
13,599 
11,652 
14,221 
16,541 
15,565 
14,119 
12,806 



11,738 

183 

2,971 

4,019 

1,619 

789 

489 

G98 

25 

248 



1,406 

1,297 

394 

27 



16 



2,37 



62 



Engineering Department. 



39 



The following table shows the amount of paving work, by 
months, measured by the Surveying Division, for the year 
ending January 31, 1904: : 













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.M 




















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a 




o 










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Sfcc 


«^ 


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aiH 




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Months. 






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03 CJ tt 


rt 03 


s . 


fa o 




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^"5^ 


^og 


H 


^Hll^O 


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CIJ3 


o.a.S 


<»'«^ 


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Oj 0) 


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t^ at* 








S^ S 








a x, 


2 m 5j 


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•** Wi 


es o g 


IS O 


« « 


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(» 


te 


IB 


m 


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30 












March 






32 


















138 


2,520 


7,160 




5,679 
5,824 








18 




11,628 
5,571 


11,111 


388 










3,082 
844 


6,386 
10,607 


1,131 


1,830 
2,684 
10,011 




July 






14,621 
14,515 
10,832 

8C8 








J 83 


1,596 
2 092 


17,600 
12,1.58 

416 


3,296 






62 




3,050 


228 


October 






949 
2,919 






November 






20 


December 






1,124 




36 
















Totals 


62 


201 


12,806 


60,,555 


65,474 


4,815 


29,078 


248 







The following table shows the amount of paving work, by 
districts, measured by the Surveying Division, for the year 
ending January 31, 1904 : 



Districts. 


•3 
CO 


Square Yards 
Asplialt Block 
Paving-. 


a 


o 

<u 
bo 

•a 

o . 

■So 

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•3-0 

2.% 
Km 

m a 
oj « io 

ill 

to 


3 
O 

m a 

i: V 

oi." 

t- a 

S o 


s. 

u 
d . 

CO 


o . 

O SI 

QO rj 

CO 


City Proper 


02 


18 


4,469 

1,564 

105 

132 

1,764 

3,675 

555 

642 


12,558 
11,589 

1,779 

2,682 
17,145 

7,962 
796 

6,044 


23,513 
6,625 
3,337 
4,376 

17,947 

5,646 

932 

3,098 


807 
27 
326 

023 

3,032 


11,965 
1,726 
2,633 
2,522 
8,567 
1,665 






















20 
















228 






183 


















Totals 


62 


201 


12,806 


60,555 


65,474 


4,815 


29,078 


248 



40 City Document No. 15. 

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, 1903, to February 1, 1904: 

Boston Proper. 

(North of Massachusetts avenue.) 

Alden street. Grade for edgestone and measurement of edge- 
stone, roadway and sidewalk paving. 

Albany street, East Brookhne street to East Canton street. 
Measurement of edgestone, roadway and sidewalk paving. 

Allston street, southeasterly corner of Bowdoin street. Grade of 
edgestone tested, line and grade for edgestone, hne and grade 
for edgestone tested, grade for inside and measurement of 
sidewalk pa-sdng. 

Arch street, No. 22. Grade of edgestone tested and measure- 
ment of sidewalk paving. 

Arlington street, No. 6. Grade of edgestone tested and measm-e- 
ment of sidewalk paving. 

£eacon street, No. 100. Grade of edgestone tested (twice), 
grade for edgestone, grade for inside and measurement of 
sidewalk paving. 

Beacon street. No. 310. Grade for edgestone. 

Heacon street, No. 411. Grade of edgestone tested (twice), 
grade for edgestone, grade for inside and measurement of 
sidewalk paving. 

Beacon street. No. 460. Grade of edgestone tested (twice), 
grade for edgestone, grade for inside and measurement of 
sidewalk paving. 

JBerkeley street. No. 19. Line and grade for edgestone, grade of 
edgestone tested, grade for inside and measurement of side- 
walk paving. 

Beverly street, No. 49. Grade of edgestone tested and grade for 
inside for area. 

Boiodoin square, northwesterly side. Line and grade for edge- 
stone, line and grade for edgestone tested, grade for inside 
and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Botocloin street, southeasterly corner of Allston street. Grade 
of edgestone tested, line and grade for edgestone, line and 
grade for edgestone tested, grade for inside and measurement 
of sidewalk pa\dng". 

JBoylston street, Nos. 23 and 25. Grade of edgestone tested and 
measurement of sidewalk paving. 

JBoylston street, around triangle Copley square. Grade of edge- 
stone tested, grade for inside and measurement of sidewalk 
paving. 

JBoylston street, Nos. 367 to 377. Grade of edgestone tested, 
grade for inside and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

JBoylston street. No. 387. Measurement of sidewalk pa\4ng. 



Engineering Department. 41 

3oylston street^ No. 793. Grade of edgestone tested (twice), 
grade for edgestone and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

£oylstO)i street^ northerly corner of Hereford street. Line and 
grade for edgestone. 

Boylston street, easterly side, at St. Cecilia street. Grade for 
edgestone. 

Broad street, northeasterly corner Doane street. Grade of edge- 
stone tested and grade for inside for area. 

Broad street, No. 149. Grade for driveway. 

Cambridge street, northwesterly corner Bowdoin square. Line 
and grade for edgestone, line and grade for edgestone 
tested, grade for inside and measurement of sidewalk 
paving. 

Cambridge street, No. 296. Grade of edgestone tested and 
grade for inside for area. 

Chambers street, Ashland street to Brighton street. Line and 
grade for edgestone and measurement of edgestone, roadway, 
and sidewalk pa\dng. 

Chambers street, No. 196. Grade of edgestone tested and grade 
for inside for area. 

Cherry street, near No. 7. Grade of edgestone tested and grade 
for inside for area. 

Columbus avenue, northwesterly corner Berwick park. Grade 
of edgestone tested, line and grade for edgestone, line and 
grade for edgestone tested, grade for inside and measurement 
of sidewalk paving. 

Commercial street, No. 554. Grade of edgestone tested and 
grade for inside for area. 

Comtnon street. Grade for edgestone and measurement of edge- 
stone, roadway, driveway and sidewalk paving. 

Commomoealth avenue, No. 157. Grade of edgestone tested and 
grade for inside. 

Commonwealth avenue. No. 285. Grade of edgestone tested. 

Court street. No. 94 to 100. Measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Court street. No. 132. Grade of edgestone tested and grade for 
inside for area. 

Cotting street, Lowell street to Wall street. Measurement of 
edgestone, roadway and sidewalk paving. 

Cross street, Haymarket square to Endicott street. Grade for 
edgestone, and measurement of edgestone, roadway and side- 
walk paving. 

Cross street. No. 40 to Endicott street. Measurement of road- 
way paving. 

Custom House Street. Grade for edgestone and measurement of 
edgestone, roadway and sidewalk paving. 

Dartmouth street, around triangle Copley square. Grade of 
edgestone tested, grade for inside, and measurement of side- 
walk paving. 

Dartmouth street. No. 314. Grade of edgestone tested, grade 
for inside and measurement of sidewalk paving. 



42 City Document No. 15. 

Derne street^ No. 28. Grade for edgestone, grade of edgestone 
tested, grade for inside and measurement of sidewalk 
paving. 

Devonshire street^ No. 161. Grade for edgestone, grade of edge- 
stone tested, and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Doane street^ northeasterly corner Broad street. Grade of edge- 
stone tested and grade for inside for area. 

Doane street, Nos. 24 and 26. Grade of edgestone tested and 
grade for inside for area. 

Endicott street, No. 7 to Stillman street. Measurement of side- 
walk paving. 

Endicott street, No. 95. Grade of edgestone tested and grade 
for inside for area. 

Ferdinand street, Cortis street to Isabella street. Grade for 
edgestone re-marked. 

Ferdinand street. Railroad to Columbus avenue. Measurement 
of old edgestone, measurement of edgestone, roadway and 
sidewalk paving. 

Fleet street, Nos. 20 and 22. Line and grade for edgestone, 
grade of edgestone tested, grade for inside and measurement 
of sidewalk paving. 

Franklin street, No. 297. Grade of edgestone tested and grade 
for inside for area. 

Garland street. Line and grade for edgestone. 

Garrison street, northerly corner St. Botolph street. Line and 
grade for edgestone, revised grade for edgestone, line and 
grade for edgestone tested, grade for inside and measure- 
ment of sidewalk paving. 

Gloucester street, No. 29. Grade of edgestone tested, grade for 
inside and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Green sti'eet, westerly corner Bowdoin square. Grade for edge- 
stone, grade of edgestone tested, grade for inside, and 
measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Greenough lane. Grade for sidewalk and measurement of side- 
walk paving. 

Hanover street, Nos. 68 and 72. Measurement of sidewalk 
paving. 

Harrison avenue, Bennett street to railroad bridge. Grade for 
edgestone. 

Harrison avenue, Harvard street to railroad bridge. Measure- 
ment of edgestone, crosswalk, roadway, and sidewalk paving. 

Harrison avenue, Dover street to Union Park street. Line and 
grade for edgestone and measurement of edgestone, cross- 
walk, driveway, roadway and sidewalk paving. 

Harvard street, at Harrison avenue. Measurement of roadway 
and sidewalk paving. 

Haymarket square, No. 6. Grade for edgestone, grade of 
edgestone tested, and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Haymarket square, at Cross street. Measurement of roadway 
paving. 



Engineering Department. 43 

Hereford street, northerly corner Boylston street. Line and 
grade for edgestone and revised grade for edgestone. 

High street^ No. 208. Grade of edgestone tested, grade for 
inside and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Huntington avenue, at Copley square triangle. Grade of edge- 
stone tested, grade for inside and measurement of sidewalk 
paving. 

Knapp street, rear of Globe Theatre. Line and grade for edge- 
stone. 

Jyneeland street, at South street. Measurement of edgestone, 
roadway, driveway and sidewalk paving. 

Lewis street. Moon street to North street. Measurement for 
assessment. 

Lyman street. Line and grade for edgestone, and measurement 
of edgestone, roadway and sidewalk paving. 

Mason street, rear of Keith's Theatre. Grade of edgestone 
tested, grade for inside and measurement of sidewalk 
paving. 

Mason street, rear No. 150 Tremont street. Grade of edge- 
stone tested and grade for inside. 

Massachusetts avenue, northwesterly side, Boylston street to 
Belvidere street. Grade of edgestone tested (twice), grade 
for edgestone, grade for inside and measiu"emcut of sidewalk 
paving. 

Milk street. Old South Building. Grade of edgestone tested and 
measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Neiohury street. No. 35. Grade of edgestone tested and grade 
for inside. 

Newbury street. No. 329 to 353. Measurement for assessment. 

Nexohury street. No. 334 to 340. Grade of edgestone tested and 
measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Newbury street. No. 346. Grade of edgestone tested and 
measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Oneida street. Line and grade for edgestone. 

Otter street, westerly corner Beacon street. Grade of edgestone 
tested (twice) , grade for edgestone, grade for inside and 
measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Prospect street, Lyman street to South Margin street. Line and 
grade for edgestone and measurement of edgestone, roadway 
and sidewalk paving. 

Providence street, rear of Hotel Berkeley. Grade of edgestone 
tested for area. 

Public Alley, No. 443, easterly corner Hereford stieet. Line and 
grade for edgestone. 

Purchase street, easterly corner of Broad street. Grade of edge- 
stone tested and grade for inside for area. 

Purchase street, No. 144 to 154. Measurement of roadway 
])aving. 

Hidgeway lane, northwesterly corner Derne street. Line and 
grade for edgestone, line and grade for edgestone tested, 
grade for inside and measurement of sidewalk paving. 



44 City Document No. 15. 

/St. Botolph street, northerly corner Garrison street. Line and 
grade for edgestone, revised grade for edgestone, line and 
grade for edgestone tested, grade for inside and measure- 
ment of sidewalk paving. 

St. Cecilia street, westerly side, at bend. Line and grade for 
edgestone, line and grade for edgestone tested, grade for 
inside and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

St. Cecilia street, Boylston street to Scotia street. Grade for 
edgestone. 

Savoy street. No. 18 to Harrison avenue. Measux'ement of edge- 
stone, roadway and sidewalk paving. 

School street, northwesterly corner Washington street. Grade of 
edgestone tested (twice), grade for edgestone, grade for 
inside and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Shaicmut avenue, easterly corner Union Park street. Grade of 
edgestone tested and grade for edgestone. 

South street, Kueeland street to Harvard street. Line and grade 
for edgestone and measurement of edgestone, roadway, 
driveway and sidewalk paving. 

South Margin street, Prospect street to Stauiford street. Meas- 
urement of edgestone, roadway and sidewalk pacing. 

South Marhet street. No. 75. Measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Spring street, Allen street to Poplar street. Grade for edgestone 
and measurement of edgestone, roadwa}^ and sidewalk 
paving. 

Spring lane, at westerly corner Washington street. Grade of 
sidewalk tested and measurement of sidewalk parang. 

Stanhope street, off Trinity place. Line and grade for edgestone 
and measurement of edgestone, roadway and sidewalk paving. 

Staniford street, Merrimac street to Green street. Line and 
grade for edgestone and measurement of edgestone, roadway 
and sidewalk paving. 

State street. No. 74. Measurement of sidewalk paving. 

State street. No. 76. Grade of edgestone tested, grade for inside 
and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Tremont street. No. 150. Grade of edgestone tested, grade for 
inside and measurement of sidewalk pa%'ing. 

Tremont street, southwesterly corner Waltham street. Grade of 
edgestone tested, line and grade for edgestone, line and 
grade for edgestone tested, grade for inside and measure- 
ment of sidewalk paving. 

Union ParJc street, easterly corner Shawmut avenue. Grade of 
edgestone tested and grade for edgestone. 

Union Park street, ^t Waltham street. Measurement of side- 
walk paving. 

'Waltham street, Washington street to Union Park street. Meas- 
urement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Waltham street, southerly corner Tremont street. Grade of 
edgestone tested, line and grade for edgestone, line and 
grade for edgestone tested, grade for inside and measure- 
ment of sidewalk paving. 



Engineering Department. 45 

Washingtoyi street^ northwesterly corner School street. Grade 
of edgestone tested and measurement of sidewalk pavino-. 

Washington street, opposite School street. Grade of edgestone 
tested, sidewalk grade tested and measurement of sidewalk 
paving. 

Washmgton street, Nos. 407 to 411. Grade of edgestone tested 
for area. 

Washington street, No. 415. Measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Washington street, Nos. 414 to 420. Gi'ade of edgestone tested 
and grade for inside. 

Washington street, at Globe Theatre. Grade of edgestone 
tested and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Webster avenge. Unity street to Hanover street. Grade for 
sidewalk and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

West Canton street, No. 2. Grade of edgestone tested and 
grade for inside. 

West Dedham street, Washington street to Shawmut avenue. 
Grade for edgestone and measurement of edgestone, road- 
way and sidewalk paving. 

Winter street, No. 15. Grade of edgestone tested and measure- 
ment of sidewalk paving. 

South Boston. 

Athens street, D street to E street. Line and grade for resetting 

edgestone. 
Athens street, E street to F street. Line and grade for resetting 

edgestone. 
Athens street, ¥ street to Dorchester street. Line and grade for 

resetting edgestone. 
Bolton street, Nos. 120 to 126. Grade of edgestone tested and 

inside grade for bulkhead areas. 
Columbia road, Mt. Vernon street to Atlantic street. Line given, 

tangent points marked and corners of all intersecting streets 

defined for construction. 
Columbia road, Atlantic street to I street. Line given for con- 
struction. 
Columbia road, I street to N street. Line given and tangent 

points defined for construction. 
Congress street, Stillings street to New England railroad. Grade 

of edgestone tested, line and grade for resetting edgestone, 

line and grade of edgestone tested, inside grade marked, 

pitch of artificial stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of 

artificial stone sidewalk. 
Division street. Foundry street to Dorchester avenue. Line and 

grade for setting edgestone, measurement of edgestone, 

gutter and sidewalk paving, and measurement and plan for 

sidewalk assessment. 
Dorchester street, northerly side, both corners of Old Colony 

avenue. Defined for construction. 



46 City Document No. 15. 

Dresser street, E street to F street. Line and arade for resetting 
edgestone and measurement of edgestone, roadway and side- 
walk paving. 

JEJ street, east side, West Second street to Dresser street. Meas- 
urement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

^ street, No. 164. Lme and grade for setting edgestone and 
measurement for estimate of edgestone required. 

^ast Brodihraii, No. 948. Line and grade of edgestone tested, 
inside grade marked, slope of artificial stone sidewalk tested, 
and measurement of artificial stone sidewalk. 

East Second street, Nos. 701 and 703. Line and grade for setting 
edgestone. 

East /Seventh street, H street to No. 419. Line and grade for 
resetting edgestone. 

East Third street. No. 716. Measurement for estimate of edge- 
stone required and line and grade for setting edgestone. 

East Third street, O street to P street. Measurement and plan 
for sidewalk assessment. 

Gold street, D street to E street. Line and grade for resetting 
edgestone, and measurement of edgestone, gutter and side- 
walk paving. 

II street. East Second street to No. 46. Measurement and plan 
for sidewalk assessment. 

N street, No. 56. Measurement for estimate of edgestone required 
and line and grade for setting edgestone. 

Q street. No. 57. Line and grade of edgestone tested, inside 
grade marked, pitch of artificial stone sidewalk tested, and 
measurement of artificial stone sidewalk. 

Stillinf/s street, easterly corner Congress street. Grade of edge- 
stone tested and grade for resetting edgestone. 

Story street, G street to H street. Line and grade for resetting 
edgestone, measm-ement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk 
paving, and measurement and plan for sidewalk assessment. 

Summer street. Fort Point Channel to A street. Line and grade 
for resetting edgestone, and measurement of edgestone and 
roadway paving. 

Summer street, Nos. 252-302. Grade of edgestone tested, line 
and grade for resetting edgestone, revised grade of edgestone 
given, line and grade of edgestone tested (twice), inside 
grade marked, pitch of artificial stone sidewalk tested, and 
measurement of artificial stone sidewalk. 

Summer street. No. 279 to A street. Grade of edgestone tested, 
line and grade for resetting edgestone, line and grade of 
edgestone tested, inside grade marked, pitch of artificial 
stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of artificial stone 
sidewalk. 

Summer street, A street to railroad bridge. Line and grade for 
resetting edgestone. 

Summer street,^ i^os. 312-320. Line and grade of edgestone 
tested, inside grade marked, pitch of artificial stone sidewalk 
tested, and measurement of artificial stone sidewalk. 



Engineering Department. 47 

Swalloic street^ N street to O street. Line given and corners of 

intersecting streets defined for construction. 
Vale street^ Nos. 25-27. Line and grade for setting edgestone, 

line and grade of edgestone tested, inside grade marked, 

pitcli of artificial stone sideAvalk tested, and measurement of 

artificial stone sidewalk. 
VicJishurg street, East First street to East Second street. Line 

given and corners of intersecting streets defined for 

construction. 
West Seventh street, Nos. 98-100. Grade of edgestone tested and 

inside grade for bulkhead. 

East Boston. 
(Including Breed's Island.) 

Bennington street, Saratoga street to Revere Line. Lines staked 
out, also corners of all intersecting streets for construction. 

Bremen street. No. 208. Line and grade for setting edgestone, 
and estimate of edgestone required. 

Chelsea street, No. 53. Measiu'ement for sidewalk assessment. 

Condor street, Nos. 133 to 139. Line and grade for edgestone, 
and estimate of edgestone required. 

Condor street, Glendon street to iirooks street. Line and grade 
for setting dish gutters. 

Condor street. No. 193. Line and grade for setting edgestone, 
and estimate of edgestone required. 

Condor street. No. 195. Line and grade for setting edgestone. 

Condor street. No. 203. Line and grade for setting edgestone, 
and estimate of edgestone required. 

Gladstone street. Line and grade for constrviction. 

Lamson street, Sumner street to Maverick street. Line and grade 
for edgestone, and measurement of curb, blockstone, cross- 
walk, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Orleans street, Sumner street to Maverick street. Line and grade 
for edgestone, and measurement of curb, blockstone, cross- 
walk and sidewalk paving. 

Paris street. No. 140. Line and grade for edgestone, and esti- 
mate of edgestone required. 

Paris street. No. 142. Line and grade for edgestone, and esti- 
mate of edgestone required. 

Putnam street. No. 2. Line and grade for edgestone, and esti- 
mate of edgestone required. 

Putnam street. Condor street to Falcon street. Line and grade 
for edgestone. 

Saratoga street, west corner Wordsworth street. Line and grade 
for edgestone, and estimate of edgestone required. 

Saratoga street. No. 999. Line and grade for edgestone, line 
and grade for edgestone tested, inside grade marked, line 
and grade of artificial stone sidewalk tested, and measure- 
ment of artificial stone sidewalk and estimate of edgestone 
required. 



48 



City Document No. 15. 



Charlestown. 

Adams street, between Common street and Chestnut street. 
Line and grade for resetting edgestone and measurement 
of edgestone, roadway and sidewalk paving. 

Austin street, between "Washington street and Lawrence street. 
Corners of intersecting streets put in. 

Baldwin street, between Main street and Rutherford avenue. 
Line and grade for resetting edgestone and measurement of 
edgestone, roadway, driveway, crosswalk and sidewalk 
paving. 

Chelsea street, northerly side, between Prospect street and No. 
29. Grade of edgestone tested, line and grade for edge- 
stone, line and grade for edgestone tested, grade for inside, 
and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Chelsea street, westerly corner Prospect street. Grade of edge- 
stone tested and grade for inside for area. 

Cook street, between Bunker Hill street and Medford street. 
Line and grade for resetting edgestone. 

Eden street, between Main street and Russell street. Line and 
grade for resetting edgestone. 

Foss street, between Chelsea street and Water street. Line and 
grade for resetting edgestone. 

Franklin street, between Main street and High street. Line and 
grade for resetting edgestone. 

Hamblen street, from Arlington avenue across George street. 
Corners of intersecting streets put in. 

Lincoln street, between Main street and Rutherford avenue. 
Line and grade for resetting edgestone and measurement of 
edgestone, roadway, driveway, crosswalk and sidewalk 
paving. 

3Iason street, at corner of Bow street. Grade of edgestone 
tested and grade for inside area. 

Parker street, between Perkins street and Cambridge street. 

^"^^Line and grade for resetting edgestone. 

Prospect street, westerly side, between Chelsea street and No. 12. 
Grade of edgestone tested, line and grade for edgestone, line 
and grade for edgestone tested, grade for inside, and 
measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Prospect street, westerly corner Chelsea street. Grade of edge- 
stone tested and grade for inside for area. 

Pussell street, between Sullivan street and Pearl street. Line 
and grade for resetting edgestone and measurement of edge- 
stone, gutter, crosswalk and sidewalk paving. 

Rutherford avenue, southeast corner Chapman street. Grade of 
edgestone tested and grade for inside of area. 

Rutherford avenue, between Chapman street and Devens street. 
Corners of intersecting streets put in and line points marked. 

Union street, between Rutherford avenue and "Washington street. 
Line and grade for resetting edgestone. 



Engineering Department. 49 

Warren avenue, at Freight House No. 3. Measurement of tar 
concrete repairs. 

ROXHUKY. 

(Soiilb of Massnchusetta Avenue.) 

Abbotsford street, No. 6. Grade of edgestone tested and 
measurement of sidewalk ])aving. 

Ambrose street, at Dearborn school. Grade of edgestone tested. 

Bainbridrje street, near Dale street. Line and grade for edge- 
stone. 

Bainhridye street, easterly side, Dale street to Kingsbury street. 
Grade for gutter. 

Bay State road. No. 79. Measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Bay State road. No. 135. Grade of edgestone tested and 
measurement of sidewalk paving. 

J)Oy State road, southwesterly corner Sherborn street. Grade 
of edgestone tested, line and grade for edgestone, line and 
grade for edgestone tested, grade for inside and measurement 
of sidewalk paving. 

Bay State road, No. 157. Grade of edgestone tested, grade for 
edgestone and measurement of sidewalk pa^dng. 

Bay State road, Nos. 159 to 169. Grade of edgestone tested 
(twice), line and grade for edgestone, grade for inside and 
measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Bay State road, Nos. 306 to 310. Line and grade for edgestone 
tested and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Beacon street, Nos. 591-595. Measurement for assessment. 

Bichford street, Centre street to Bromley park. Line and grade 
for edgestone and measurement of edgestone, gutter and 
sidewalk paving. 

Calumet street, easterly side, Hillside street to St. Alphonsus 
street. Line and grade for edgestone. 

Camden street, Tremont street to Columbus avenue. Grade for 
edgestone. 

Centre street, Nos. 2 to 4. Line and grade for edgestone, line 
and grade for edgestone tested, grade for inside and measure- 
ment of sidewalk paving. 

Clifton street, southwesterl}^ side, Shirley street to Burrill street. 
Line and grade for edgestone. 

Columbus avenue, Nos. 1132 to 1140. Grade of edgestone tested 
(twice), grade for edgestone, grade of sidewalk and edge- 
stone tested and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Comniomrealth avenue, No. 609. Grade of edgestone tested, 
grade for inside and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Comrnomcealth avenue, at Sherborn street. Revised grade for 
edgestone and measurement of edgestone and gutter paving. 

Copeland street, northwesterly side. No. 16 to Warren street. 
Grade of edgestone tested, line and grade for edgestone, line 
and grade for edgestone tested, grade for inside and measure- 
ment of sidewalk paving. 



50 City Document No. 15. 

Cunard street, Tremout street to Cabot street. Line and grade 
for cdgestone. 

JDay street. No. 130. Grade of edgestone tested, line and grade 
for edgestone, line and grade for edgestone tested, grade 
for inside and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

East Lenox street, Harrison avenue to Keed street. Measure- 
ment for assessment. 

Francis street, Huntington avenue to Brookline avenue. Measure- 
ment to locate old edgestone. 

Francis street, Nos. 93 to 103. Grade of edgestone tested, line 
and grade for edgestone, line and grade for edgestone 
tested, grade for inside and measurement of sidewalk 
paving. 

Fulda street, Ellis street to Highland street. Line and grade 
for edgestone and measurement of edgestone, gutter, drive- 
way, crosswalk and sidewalk pacing. 

Gainsboro' street, southerly side, Hemeuway street to bend. Line 
and grade for edgestone, line and grade for edgestone tested, 
grade for inside and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Gay Head street. Measurement to locate old edgestone, line and 
grade for edgestone, and measurement of edgestone, gutter 
and sidewalk paving ; also measurement for assessment. 

Gurney street, No. 22. Measurement for assessment. 

Harrison avemie, Thorndike street to Warren street. Line and 
grade for edgestone, and measurement of edgestone, gutter, 
roadway, drivewaj^, and sidewalk paving. 

Haviland street, southerly side, Turner street to Hemenway street. 
Line and grade for edgestone, and measurement of edgestone, 
gutter and sidewalk paving ; also measurement for assess- 
ment. 

Hemenway street, easterly corner Westland avenue. Grade of 
edgestone and monument tested. 

Hememcay street, southeasterly corner Gainsboro' street. Line 
and grade for edgestone, line and grade for edgestone tested, 
grade for inside, and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Homestead street, Humboldt avenue to Walnut avenue. Line and 
grade for edgestone, and measurement of edgestone, gutter, 
driveway, and sidewalk pa\dng ; also measurement for assess- 
ment. 

Homestead street, No. 49. Measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Homestead street, Nos. 51-53. Grade of edgestone tested, and 
measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Humboldt avenue, No. 214. Line and grade for edgestone. 

Humboldt avemie. No. 244. Line and grade for edgestone. 

Humboldt avemie, easterly corner Seaver street. Line and grade 
for edgestone, grade of edgestone tested, re\dsed grade for 
edgestone, and measurement for assessment. 

Hunneman street, Washington street to Albany street. Line and 
grade for edgestone and measurement of edgestone, roadway, 
driveway, and sidewalk paving ; also measurement for assess- 
ment. 



Engineering Department. 51 

Hunneman street, easterly corner Washington street. Revised 
grade for edgestone. 

JIuichings street, Nos. 19 to 31. Line and grade for edgestone, 
line and grade for edgestone tested, and measurement of 
sidewalk paving. 

I^enible street, at Duncan's stables, near Magazine street. Meas- 
urement for assessment. 

KensingtO)i street. Measurement to locate old edgestone, etc., 
line and grade for edgestone, and measurement for assess- 
ment. 

Magazine street, near southerly corner of George street. Line 
and grade for edgestone. 

Marcella street, Washington street to Highland street. Line 
and grade for edgestone, and measurement for assess- 
ment. 

Massachusetts avenue, Nos. 57 to 61. Measurement of sidewalk 
paving. 

Massachusetts avenue. No. 327. Grade of edgestone tested and 
measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Mt. Pleasant avenue. No. 56. Grade of edgestone tested and 
measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Northampton street, Tremont street to Columbus avenue. Line 
and grade for edgestone. 

Norway street, southerly side, Massachusetts avenue to Turner 
street. Line and grade for edgestone, measurement for 
assessment, and measurement of edgestone and gutter 
paving, 

Parker Hill avenue, Huntington avenue to Sunset street. Meas- 
urement to locate old edgestone, etc. 

Parker Hill avenue, Tremont street to Woman's Charity Hos- 
pital. Line and grade for edgestone, and measurement for 
assessment. 

Peterhoro' street, southerly side, near Boylston road. Line and 
grade for edgestone, grade for edgestone, and grade for 
edgestone tested. 

Plymouth court, private way. Measurement of edgestone and 
gutter. 

Plymouth street, Longwood avenue to Bernier street. Line and 
grade for edgestone, revised grade for gutter, and measure- 
ment of gutter paving. 

Raleigh street, easterly side Beacon street to Bay State road. 
Grade for edgestone. 

Reed street, at Hunneman street. Line and grade for edge- 
stone. 

Renfrew street, Harrison avenue to Winslow street. Grade for 
edgestone, measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk 
paving. 

Roxhury street, northerly side, Marvin street to Shawmut 
avenue. Grade of edgestone tested and grade for inside 
for area. 



52 City Document No. 15. 

Muggles street^ railroad bridge to Parker street. Grade for edge- 
stone and measurement of edgestone, roadway, driveway, 
crosswalk and sidewalk paving. 

St. Aljyhonsus street, Smith street to Tremont street. Line and 
grade for edgestone, and measurement of edgestone, gutter, 
driveway and sidewalk paving. 

St. Cecilia street, opposite Scotia street. Measurement for 
assessment. 

Seaver street, easterly corner Humboldt avenue. Line and grade 
for edgestone, revised grade for edgestone, and measurement 
for assessment. 

Sherhorn street, southwesterly 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 sidewalk paving. 

Sherborn street. Commonwealth avenue to Bay State road. Line 
and grade for edgestone, and measurement of edgestone and 
gutter paving. 

Tremont street, Northampton street to Camden street. Grade 
for edgestone, grade of edgestone tested, grade for inside 
and measurement of sidewalk parang. 

Tremont street, at southerly corner of Worthington street. 
Measurement for assessment. 

Tremont street. No. 1624 to St. Alphonsus street. Measurement 
of sidewalk paving. 

Turner street, easterly side, near Astor street. Line and grade 
for edgestone. 

Walnut avenue, No. 320 to Abbotsford street. Line and grade 
for edgestone, line and grade for edgestone tested, grade for 
inside, and measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk 
paving. 

Watson street, Camden street to Northampton street. Line and 
grade for edgestone. 

Watson street, northwesterly side. Grade of edgestone tested 
and grade for area. 

Wilbur street, at Harrison avenue. Measurement of edgestone, 
gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Westland avenue. Measurement to locate old edgestone, line 
and grade for edgestone and measurement for assessment. 

Westland avenue, at Hemenway street. Grade of edgestone and 
monument tested. 

Whiting street, Winthrop street to Moreland street. Line and 
grade for edgestone. 

Whittier street, Tremont street to Columbus avenue. Measure- 
ment to locate old edgestone and hne and grade for edge- 
stone. 

Wigglesworth street, Nos. 32 to 42. Line and grade for edge- 
stone. 

Worthington street, Longwood avenue to Fenway street. Grade 
for grading. 



Engineering Department. 53 



Dorchester. 



Abbot street, Nos. 27-29. Liue and grade for edgestone, line 
and grade of edgestone tested, street line and grade marked, 
line and grade of artificial stone sidewalk tested, and meas- 
urement of artificial stone sidewalk. 

Algonquin street, No. 13. Line and grade of edgestone tested, 
street line and grade marked, line and grade of artificial 
stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of artificial stone 
sidewalk. 

Allston street. No. 38. Line and grade of edgestone tested, 
street line and grade marked, line and grade of artificial 
stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of artificial stone 
sidewalk. 

Armandine street. Line and grade for edgestone. 

Auckland street. No. 36. Line and grade of edgestone tested, 
street line and grade marked, line and grade of artificial 
stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of artificial stone 
sidewalk. 

Auchland street, No. 41. Line and grade of edgestone tested, 
street line and grade marked, line and grade of artificial 
stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of artificial stone 
sidewalk. 

Auckland street, Nos. 40-42. Line and grade of edgestone 
tested, street liue and grade marked, line and grade of artifi- 
cial stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of artificial 
stone sidewalk. 

Auckland street, Nos. 41-47. Line and grade of edgestone 
tested, street line and grade marked, line and grade of artifi- 
cial stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of artificial 
stone sidewalk. 

Auckland street, at northeast corner of Elton street. Line and 
grade for edgestone. 

Batchelder street, at corner of East Cottage street. Line and 
grade of edgestone tested, street line and grade marked, line 
and grade of artificial stone sidewalk tested, and measure- 
ment of artificial stone sidewalk. 

Bird street, at Columbia road. Line and grade for edgestone. 

Bloom field street. No. 45. Measurement of artificial stone sidewalk. 

Blue Hill avenue, Nos. 1059-1099. Line and gTade of edge- 
stone tested and street line and grade marked. 

Bovjdoin avtnue, Nos. 14 and 89. Measurement of artificial 
stone sidewalk. 

Boiodoin avenue. No. 79. Line and grade of edgestone tested, 
street liue and grade marked, line and grade of artificial 
stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of artificial stone 
sidewalk. 

Bowdoin avenue. No. 85. Line and grade of edgestone tested, 
street line and grade marked, line and grade of artificial 
stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of artificial stone 
sidewalk. 



54 City Document No. 15. 

£owdoi)i street, No. 14. Line and grade of edgestone tested, 
street line and grade marked, line and grade of artificial 
stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of artificial stone 
sidewalk. 

Boxodoin street, No. 115. Line and grade of edgestone tested, 
street line and grade marked, line and grade of artificial 
stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of artificial stone 
sidewalk. 

Mrenton street, at Greenwood street. Line and grade for set- 
ting edgestone. 

Broohford street, Nos. 9-11. Line and grade for setting edge- 
stone. 

JBullard street, Nos. 9-11-15 and 17. Line and grade for set- 
ting edgestone, line and grade of edgestone tested, street 
line and grade marked, line and grade of artificial stone side- 
walk tested, and measurement of artificial stone sidewalk. 

Centre street, Nos. 67-227-229. Line and grade for edgestone, 
line and grade of edgestone tested, street line and grade 
marked, line and grade of artificial stone sidewalk tested, 
and measurement of artificial stone sidewalk. 

Charles street, Dorchester avenue to Geneva avenue. Line and 
grade for edgestone and measurement of edgestone and 
paving. 

Clarkson street, at corner of Hamilton street. Line and grade 
of edgestone tested, street line and grade marked, line and 
grade of artificial stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of 
artificial stone sidewalk. 

Clarkso>i street, Hamilton street to Quiucy street. Line and 
grade for edgestone. 

Columbia road, at Bird street. Line and grade of edgestone 
tested, street line and grade marked, line and grade of 
artificial stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of artificial 
stone sidewalk. 

Colwnbia road, near Greenhalge street. Line and grade for 
artificial stone sidewalk. 

Columbia road, at corner of Normandy street. Line and grade 
of edgestone tested, street line and grade marked, line and 
grade of artificial stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of 
artificial stone sidewalk. 

Columbia road, Nos. 250-258. Line and grade of edgestone 
tested, street line and grade marked, line and grade of 
artificial stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of artificial 
stone sidewalk. 

Columbia road. No. 244. Line and grade of edgestone tested, 
street line and grade marked, line and grade of artificial 
stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of artificial stone 
sidewalk. 

Corbet street, easterly side, near Selden street. Line and grade 
for artificial stone sidewalk. 

Bacia street. No. 85. Line and grade for edgestone. 

Bewey street, No. 24. Line and grade for setting edgestone. 



Engineering Department. 56 

Dix street^ Nos. 15-17. Line and grade of edgestone tested, 
street line and grade marked, line and grade of artificial 
stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of artificial stone 
sidewalk. 

Dix street, No. 19. Line and grade of edgestone tested, street 
line and grade marked, line and grade of artificial stone side- 
walk tested, and measurement of artificial stone sidewalk. 

Dix street. No. 65. Line and grade of edgestone tested, street 
line and grade marked, line and grade of artificial stone side- 
walk tested, and measurement of artificial stone sidewalk. 

Dorchester avenue, Freeport street to Roach street. Line and 
grade for edgestone r.nd measurement of edgestone and 
paving. 

Dorchester avenue, Nos. 911-921. Line and grade of edgestone 
tested, street line and grade marked, line and grade of 
artificial stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of artificial 
stone sidewalk. 

Dorchester avenue, No. 1003. Measurement of artificial stone 
sidewalk. 

Dorchester avenue, No. 1502. Line and grade of edgestone 
tested, street line and grade marked, line and grade of 
artificial stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of artificial 
stone sidewalk. 

JEast Cottage street, No. 36. Line and grade of edgestone 
tested, street line and grade marked, line and grade of 
artificial stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of artificial 
stone sidewalk. 

East Cottage street, at Dudley street. Line and grade for edge- 
stone. 

JRdison Green. Line and grade of edgestone tested, street line 
and grade marked, line and grade of artificial stone sidewalk 
tested, and measurement of artificial stone sidewalk. 

Elmo street, Erie street to Greenwood street. Line and grade 
for edgestone. 

Erie street, Nos. 5-7-9. Line and grade of edgestone tested, 
street line and grade marked, line and grade of artificial 
stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of artificial stone 
sidewalk. 

Fayston street. Measurement of artificial stone sidewalk. 

Geneva avemie, Park street to Vinson street. Line and grade of 
edgestone tested, street line and grade marked, line and 
grade of artificial stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of 
artificial stone sidewalk. 

Hamilton street. No. 111. Line and grade of edgestone tested, 
street line and grade marked, line and grade of artificial 
stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of artificial stone 
sidewalk. 

Hancock street. No. 69. Line and grade of edgestone tested, 
street line and grade marked, line and grade of artificial 
stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of artificial stone 
sidewalk. 



66 City Document No. 15. 

Hartford street^ Nos. 40-42. Line and grade of edgestone 
tested, street line and grade marked, line and grade of arti- 
ficial stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of artificial 
stone sidewalk. 

Heioins street, Nos. 44-47-48-52. Line and grade of edgestone 
tested, street line and grade marked, line and grade of arti- 
ficial stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of artificial 
stone sidewalk. 

Kemcood street, Nos. 20-24. Line and grade of edgestone 
tested, street line and grade marked, line and grade of arti- 
ficial stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of artificial 
stone sidewalk. 

Magnolia street, No, 45. Line and grade of edgestone tested, 
street line and grade marked, line and grade of artificial stone 
sidewalk tested, and measurement of artificial stone side- 
walk. 

Magnolia street. No. 112. Line and grade for edgestone. 

McLellan street, No. 61. Line and grade of edgestone tested, 
street line and grade marked, line and grade of artificial 
stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of artificial stone 
sidewalk. 

MonadnocJc street, Nos. 64-66. Line and grade of edgestone 
tested, street line and grade marked, line and grade of artifi- 
cial stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of artificial stone 
sidewalk. 

Montello street. No. 7. Line and grade for edgestone. 

Montello street. No. 20. Line and grade for edgestone. 

Mt. Vernon street, Nos. 35-37. Line and grade of edgestone 
tested, street line and grade marked, line and grade of arti- 
ficial stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of artificial 
stone sidewalk. 

Neponset avenue, Nos. 400-412. Line and grade of edgestone 
tested, street line and grade marked, line and grade of arti- 
ficial stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of artificial 
stone sidewalk. 

Norfolk street, Nos. 141-151. Line and grade of edgestone 
tested, street line and grade marked, line and grade of arti- 
ficial stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of artificial 
stone sidewalk. 

Normandy street, at Columbia road. Line and grade for setting 
edgestone. 

Olney street. No. 53. Line and grade of edgestone tested, street 
line and grade marked, line and grade of artificial stone 
sidewalk tested, and measurement of artificial stone side- 
walk. 

ParJc street, Nos. 340-342. Line and grade for setting edge- 
stones, line and grade of edgestone tested, street line and 
grade marked, line and grade of artificial stone side- 
walk tested, and measurement of artificial stone side- 
walk. 



Engineering Department. 57 

Momsey street, No. 29. Line and grade for edgestone, line and 
grade of edgestone tested, street line and grade marked, line 
and grade of artificial stone sidewalk tested, and measure- 
ment of artificial stone sidewalk. 

Mosedair street, at corner of Mt. Vernon street. Line and grade 
of edgestone tested, street line and grade marked, line and 
grade of artificial stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of 
artificial stone sidewalk. 

Moseddle street, No. 19. Line and grade of edgestone tested, 
street line and grade marked, line and grade of artificial 
stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of artificial stone 
sidewalk. 

Moslin street. No. 49. Line and grade for setting edgestone, line 
and grade of edgestone tested, street line and grade marked, 
line and grade of artificial stone sidewalk tested, and meas- 
urement of artificial stone sidewalk. 

Sagamore street, No. 47. Line and grade for edgestone. 

Seaver street, at Columbia road. Line and grade for edgestone. 

Spencer street. No. 26. Measurement of artificial stone side- 
walk. 

Standish street, No. 5. Line and grade for edgestone. 

Stanwood street, Nos. 146-150. Line and grade for edgestone, 
line and grade of edgestone tested, street line and grade 
marked, line and grade of artificial stone sidewalk tested, 
and measurement of artificial stone sidewalk. 

Stamcood street, Nos. 152-154. Line and grade for edgestone. 

Talbot avenue, Nos. 504-516. Line and grade for edgestone, 
line and grade of edgestone tested, street line and grade 
marked, line and grade of artificial stone sidewalk tested, 
and measurement of artificial stone sidewalk. 

Thetford street, Nos. 11-20-24-26. Line and grade for edge- 
stone, line and grade of edgestone tested, street line and 
grade marked, line and grade of artificial stone sidewalk 
tested, and measurement of artificial stone sidewalk. 

Thetford street. No. 66. Line and grade of edgestone tested, 
street line and grade marked, line and grade of artificial stone 
sidewalk tested, and measurement of artificial stone side- 
walk. 

Thetford street, Nos. 69-91. Line and grade for edgestone, line 
and grade of edgestone tested, street line and grade marked, 
line and grade of artificial stone sidewalk tested, and measure- 
ment of artificial stone sidewalk, 

Virginia street, Nos. 57-59. Line and grade of edgestone 
tested, street line and grade marked, line and grade of arti- 
ficial stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of artificial 
stone sidewalk. 

Wcdcott street. No. 44. Line and grade of edgestone tested, 
street line and grade marked, line and grade of artificial 
stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of artificial stone 
sidewalk. 



58 



City Document No. 15. 



Wcdcott street, No. 64. Measurement of artificial stone sidewalk. 

Welles avenue. No. 36. Line and grade for edgestone, line and 
grade of edgestone tested, street line and grade marked, line 
and grade of artificial stone sidewalk tested, and measure- 
ment of artificial stone sidewalk. 

Wesfcott st7-eet, Park street to Talbot avenue. Line and grade 
for edgestone. 

West Parh street, Bernard street to Standish street. Line and 
grade for edgestone. 

Westville street, at school-bouse lot. Line and grade for edge- 
stone. 

Wheatland avenue, Kilton street to Washington street. Line 
and grade for edgestone and measurement of edgestone and 
gutter paving. 

Willis street. No. 20. Line and grade of edgestone tested, street 
line and grade marked, bne and grade of artificial stone side- 
walk tested, and measurement of artificial stone sidewalk. 

Willis street. No. 30. Line and grade for edgestone, Une and 
grade of edgestone tested, street line and grade marked, line 
and grade of artificial stone sidewalk tested, and measure- 
ment of artificial stone sidewalk. 



West Roxbury. 

Adelaide street, at No. 11. Estimate of edgestone required, line 
and grade for edgestone, line and grade of edgestone tested, 
grade for inside and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

AshHeld street, between Walter street and Fairview street. Line 
and grade for paving gutters. 

Ashland street, westerly corner of Brown avenue. Estimate of 
edgestone required, line and grade for edgestone, line and 
grade for edgestone tested, grade for inside, and measure- 
ment of edgestone and sidewalk paving. 

£ebnore terrace, southeasterly corner of Boylston street. Line 
and grade of edgestone tested, line and grade for inside, 
and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

JBoylston street, southeasterly corner of Belmore terrace. Line 
and grade of edgestone tested, line and grade for inside, 
and measurement of sidewalk pa\'ing. 

Boynton street, Nos. 9-17. Estimate of edgestone required 
and line and grade for edgestone. 

Boylston street, westerly comer of Burr street. Line and grade 
of edgestone tested (twice), grade for inside, and measure- 
ment of sidewalk pa^dug. 

Brookside avenue, westerly side, in front of the Church of Our 
Lady. Line and grade for edgestone. 

Bro'wn avenue, westerly corner of Ashland street. Estimate of 
edgestone required, line and grade for edgestone, line and 
grade of edgestone tested, grade for inside, and measure- 
ment of edgestone and sidewalk paving. 



Engineering Department. 59 

JBurr street, westerly corner of Boylston street. Line and grade 
of edgestone tested (twice), grade for inside, and measure- 
ment of sidewalk paving. 

Calder street, between Blue Hill avenue and Canterbury street. 
Street line corners staked out for construction. 

Canterhury street, No. 50. Estimate of edgestone required and 
line and grade for edgestone. 

Canterburi/ street, between Hyde Park avenue and the railroad 
bridge. Line and grade for resurfacing street. 

Canterbury street, between Mt. Hope street and Hyde Park 
avenue. Line and grade for gutter and measurement of gut- 
ter paving between Mt. Hope street and Ashland street. 

Centre street, southerly side, between Paul Gore street and Sheri- 
dan street. Line and grade for widening street. 

Danforth street, northwesterly side, between Paul Gore street 
and laud of the Infant Asylum. Line and grade for edge- 
stone and measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk 
paving. 

Forbes street, at AYyman-street School. Line and grade for 
edgestone and measurement of edgestone and gutter paving. 

Saverford street, from Cornwall street northerly about 310 feet. 
Street line corners staked out for construction. 

La Grange street, between Linnet street and Shaw street. Line 
and grade for constructing sidewalks. 

Pond street. No. 18. Line and grade of edgestone tested, grade 
for inside and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Seaverns avenue, northerly side at Alfred street. Line and 
grade for edgestone. 

Seymour street, between Brown avenue and Canterbury street. 
Street corners staked out for construction. 

South Huntington avenue, between Perldns street and Centre 
street. Street line corners staked out for construction. 

Spalding street, between South street and Old Colony Railroad. 
Street corners staked out for construction. 

Sycamore street, between Eidge street and Florence street. Line 
and grade for gutters and measurement of gutter pa\'ing. 

Sycamore street, betw^een Poplar street and Ashland street. 
Line and grade for gutters and measurement of gutter 
paving. 

Symmes street, between "Walter street and Fairview street. 
Line and grade for gutters. 

Tower street, between Washington street and Forest Hills 
Cemeter}^ Street line corners staked oiit for construction. 

'Walk Hill street, between South street and AVashington street. 
Street line corners staked out for construction. 

Walk Hill street, between Harvard street and Mt. Hope Cemetery. 
Line and grade for paving gutters and measurement of gutter 
paving. 

Walter street, between Centre street and South street. Street 
line corners staked out for construction. 



60 City Document No. 15. 



Brighton. 

Arden street, between Hooker .street and Coolidge street. Line 
and grade for surfacing street. 

JBright07i avenue, Nos. 59 to 75. Line and grade of edgestone 
tested (twice), line and grade for resetting edgestone, grade 
for inside and measurement of sidewalk pa\ang. 

Cambridge street, southerly side, between Charles river and Bos- 
ton & Albany railroad bridge. Line and grade for edge- 
stone and measurement of edgestone and gutter paving. 

Chester street, between Brighton avenue and Gardner street. 
Line and grade for edgestone and measurement of edgestone 
and sidewalk paving. 

Chester street. No. 16. Line and grade of edgestone tested 
(twice) , line and grade for resetting edgestone, grade for 
inside and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Coolidge street, between Mansfield street and North Harvard 
street. Line and grade for construction and measurement 
of gutter pa\'iug. 

Eleanor street, between Cambridge street and Ridgemont street. 
Line and grade for edgestone and measurement of edgestone 
and gutter paving. 

Essex street, between Commonwealth avenue and the Cambridge 
line. Line and grade for construction. 

Gordon street, between Cambridge street and North Beacon 
street. Estimate of edgestone required, line and grade for 
edgestone and dish gutters, and measurement of edgestone 
and gutter paving between Cambridge street and Pomeroy 
street. 

Harvard avenue, between Nos. 171 and 177. Line and grade 
of edgestone tested (twice), line and grade for resetting 
edgestone, grade for inside and measurement of sidewalk 
paving. 

Haskell street, between Hooker street and Coolidge street. Line 
and grade for surfacing street. 

Oak Square avenue. No. 32. Line and grade for resetting edge- 
stone, line and grade of edgestone tested (twice), grade for 
inside and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Ridgemont street, entire length. Line and grade for edgestone 
and measurement of edgestone and gutter paving. 

Royal street, between Hooker street and Coolidge street. Line 
and grade for surfacing street. 

Summit avenue, between Commonwealth avenue and Brookline 
line. Line and grade for construction. 

Washington street, easterly corner of Montfern avenue. Esti- 
mate of edgestone required, line and grade for edgestone, 
line and grade of edgestone tested, grade for inside and 
measurement of edgestone and sidewalk paving. 



Engineering Department. 



61 



PLANS 

IN SURVEYING DIVISION, ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT, JANUARY 31, 1904. 



Indexed. 



General Head under which Claseitied. 



Number 

of 
Plans. 



Vol. A. 
" B. 



C 

D 

E -.. 

F 

ltol3» 

) 14, 15, 16, 
I and 17, 

18 

19 

•20 

21 

22 

23 

24 



28.... 

29.... 

30.... 

31.... 

32.... 

33.... 

34.... 

35.... 

36 ... 

37.... 

38 ( 
39i •■ 

40.... 



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 

" " " " " 1S6S 

" " " South Boston, 1S48 

" " " I860 

" " at South End 

" " in Church and Suffolk 

streets Districts 

" various streets 

Miscellaneous plans, estates, etc 



Official plans from 1851 to 1854. 
Plans of estates 



Hale's plans of the streets in Boston, 1S19 , 

Plans of estates 

Carried forward 



221 
189 
45 
84 
43 
4 
664 

505 

95 
130 

91 
45 
45 
27 
39 
21 

38 

16 

79 

69 

97 

103 

165 

131 

108 

256 

118 

53 

176 



3,723 



1 Vol. 8 Is a set of Architects' plans, and has been transferred to the Public Build- 
ings Department. 



62 



City Document No. 15. 



PLANS 

IN SURVEYING DIVISION, ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT, JANUARY 31, 

]904. — Continued. 



Indexed. 



General Head under which Classifled. 



Number 

of 

Flans. 



Vol. 41 

42. 
43. 

44. 
45. 
46. 
47. 
48. 
49. 
50. 
51. 
53. 
53. 
54. 



56. 



at. 



Part 1. 
Part 2. 



58 

59 

60 

61 

62 

63 

64 

65 

66 

67 

68 

69 

70 

71 to 82. 



83. 



Brought forward. 
Plane of estate 



Ancient plans of estates in South Boston, etc. 
Sectional plans of City lands at South End.. .. 
Plans of estates in RoxI)ury 



■widenings in Roxbury 

" etc., in Roxbury. 



Tlilrd Parish and Grammar School lands in Roxbury, 

Plans of widenings in Roxbury 

" " City lands and widenings in Roxbury- 

Profiles of streets in Roxbury 



18 of widenings in Brighton, 
estates in Brighton 



City property, etc., in Brighton, 
widenings in West Roxbury 



Profiles of streets 

Plane 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 forioard 



3,723 

229 
265 

46 

24 

77 
70 



50 

140 

73 

57 

59 

92 

76 

87 

42 

56 

25 

115 

74 

18 

75 

44 

58 

27 

199 

217 

73 

152 

140 

189 

626 
229 



Engineering Department. 



63 



PLANS 

IN SURVEYING DIVISION, ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT, JANUARY 31, 

1904. — Contimted. 



Indexed. 



General Head under which Classified. 



Number 

of 
Plane. 



Vol. 84. 

" 85. 

" 86. 

" 87. 

" 88. 

" 89. 

" 90. 

" 91. 

" 92. 

" 93. 

" 94. 

" 9.5. 

" 9G. 

" 97. 



99. 
100. 
101. 
102. 
103. 
104. 
105. 
106. 
107. 
108. 
109. 
110. 
111. 
112. 
113. 
114. 

115. 
116. 
117. 



Brought forward 

Miscellaneous plans 

Plans of estates in Roxburv. 



etc. 



Insurance volumes. 



Dorchester surveys. 



Plans of estates, etc 

" " " " in Dorchester 

Sectional Plans, City Proper, pipe locations 

" " South Boston, west of G street 

" " " " east " " " 

" " East " southeast of Bremen St. 

" " " " northwest" " " 

Miscellaneous Plans 

Tracings of plans and profiles 



Assessor's Plans, 1, Roxbury and AVest Roxbury. 

2, Dorchester and Brighton 

.3, City Proper 



4, South Bay, Harbor and Charles- 
town 



5, East Boston 

6A, South Boston. 
6B, " " . 
Carried forward 



7,507 

106 

485 

18 

169 

113 

140 

10 

25 

31 

28 

27 

65 

61 

63 

104 

534 

12 

24 

19 

27 

27 

9 

125 

152 

137 

215 

267 

59 

24 

81 

49 

72 
129 
137 



11,051 



64 



City Document No. 15. 



PLANS 

IN SURVEYING DIVISION, ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT, JANUARY 31, 

1904.— Continued. 



Indexed. 



General Head under which Classified. 



Number 

of 
Plans. 



Vol. 118. 
119. 
120. 
121. 
122. 
123. 
124. 
125. 
126. 
127. 
128. 
129. 



130 

131 

Case A 

Cases CC . . 

Drawer E.. 

F. 

" G. 
H. 

L. 
" M 
" N . 

O., 
S.. 



CaseT 

Drawers 

Vol. I. to LXVI. 



Broiiyht forward 

Assessors' Plans, 7A, Back Bay 

" " 8A, Roxbury 

" 8B, " 

" " 9A, Dorchester 

9B, " 

" " lOA, West Roxbury 

" lOB, " " 

" " 11 A, 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 surreys 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 street plans 

Plans of takings for Sewerage Works 

Miscellaneous rolled tracings 

Tracings of plans and profiles 

Copies of oflScial plans indexed in Vol. 31, and Drawer L, 
Maps, etc., in bound volumes 



Miscellaneous plans of the Back Bay Commission in 
portfolio 



Hanging plans 

Plans in progress, City Proper. . . 

South Boston. 

" " " East " 
Carried forward 



11,051 
127 
149 
139 
149 
162 
100 
127 
112 
144 
37 
15 

65 
748 
286 
113 

774 
586 

688 

361 

141 

3,719 

322 

154 

58 

143 

982 

152 

2,724 

1,450 

15 
23 
97 
49 
50 
26,012 



Engineering Department. 



65 



PLANS. 

IN SURVEYING DIVISION, ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT, JANUARY 31, 

1904. — Concluded. 



Indexed. 



General Head under which Classifled. 



Number 

of 
Plans. 



Brought forward 

Plans in progress, Roxbury 

" " " Dorchester 

" " " West Roxbury 

" " " Brighton ... 

" " " Charlestown 

Roxbury sectional plans 

West Roxbury sectional plans 

Sectional plans filed under Board of Survey Act. . . . 
Plans filed by the Boston Transit Commission 

" " " " Boston Terminal Company 

Indexed plans of Dorchester 

Sectional " " " 

Blue prints of ofticial 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 



26,012 

130 

247 

149 

86 

30 

163 

83 

511 

21 

1 

2,578 

232 

1,925 



48 
16 

2 

12 

15 

72 

208 

1 

117 

62 



74 

39 

39 

32,924 



66 



City Document No. 15. 



There are also 3,806 lithographed plans in the office at Old 
Court House not included in the foregoing list, viz. : 



Lithographed maps of Dorchester, made in 1869 . 
" " " " " 1880 . 

" " West Koxbury, made in 1873 
" " Fort Hill, made in 1866-69 . 
" " Church-street district, made in 1868 . 
" " Washington-street widening (parts 1, 2, 3) 

made in 1860 

" " Washington-street extension, made in 1869 

" " North street, made in 1859 . 

" " Stony brook, drainage area 

" " Boston, made in 1866-67 

" " Boston, made in 1888 .... 

" " Suffolk-street district, made in 1869 . 

" " South Boston, made in 1880 

" " Koxbury, made in 1880 

" " Burnt district 

" " Mt. Hope Cemetery .... 

" " Winthrop Farm 

" " Hanover avenue ..... 

" " Muddy river 

" " Pemberton square, Court-house site . 

" " East Newton street, lots on, sold by auc 

tion, made in 1888 .... 
" " Public lands in South Boston, sold by auc 

tion, made in 1885 .... 
" " Public lands in South Boston, sold by auc 

tion, made in 1888 .... 
" " Boylston street, old Public Library lot 
" " Public lands in South Boston, sold by auc 

tion, made in 1882 .... 
"■ " Boston Directory map, made in 1886 . 
" " Boston, scale, 1,600 feet to an inch, made 

in 1890 

" " Boston, scale, 800 feet to an inch, made in 

1891, colored plans .... 
" " Boston Proper, scale, 500 feet to an inch 

made in 1894 

" " Exhibit No. 1, City Surveyor's Report, 

1893 

" " Exhibit No. 2, City Surveyor's Report 

1893 

" " Exhibit No. 3, City Surveyor's Report 

1893 

" " High street, public lands sold by auction 

" " Beacon Hill, State House site . 

" " Harrison avenue. Savage School-house lot 

auction plan ..... 
" " Boston Proper, showing changes in street 

and wharf lines from 1795 to 1895 . 



34 

128 
12 
80 

171 

1,190 

324 

44 

10 

98 

30 

9 

62 

84 

65 

24 

49 

44 

41 

195 

42 

82 



17 

136 
60 

106 

5 

12 

73 

90 

102 
16 

38 

57 
302 



3,806 



Engineering Department. 67 



[FROM THE CITY ENGINEER'S REPORT TO THE 
WATER DEPARTMENT.] 



During the year 15 miles of main pipe have been laid and 
10.2 miles abandoned, making a total length in the system of 
732 miles. 

Some of the most important work done is the following : 

The 30-inch main in Tremont street was relaid for a dis- 
tance of 1,084 feet between Northampton and Rutland streets. 
This is one of two large parallel pipes laid from the Brookline 
reservoir to Boston Common in 1848, which supplied the 
city until 1859, when a third main was laid. These two 
mains are in good condition throughout their length, with the 
exception of the portions in Tremont street, from Hammond 
to Dover streets, where the pipes were originally laid in 
marsh mud, and were afterwards raised to conform to the 
present grade of Tremont street. The condition of the 
original soil and the character of the filling have caused a 
demoralization of the iron in the pipes sufficient to seriously 
impair their strength. It is proposed to continue the relaying 
of these mains where they are in bad ground as fast as prac- 
ticable. 

The work of relaying and raising out of the marsh mud 
the 40-inch low service main in Brookline avenue, from 
Belle vue to Jersey streets, was completed by relaying 594 
feet of pipe. 

The 30-inch high service main in Washington street, 
Dorchester, was extended 928 feet, from Burt street towards 
Codman street. 

Owing to the lowering of the tracks of the N. Y., N. H. & 
H. R.R. under West Fourth-street bridge, it was necessary 
to relay 317 feet of 20-inch and 490 feet of 12-inch pipe, 
from Fort Point channel to Foundry street ; this work was 
somewhat difficult, as the location crossed nineteen railway 
tracks on which trains were continually moving. At the same 
time connection was made with the 20-inch pipe laid in 
1894 in West Fourth street, from Foundry street to Dor- 
chester avenue. 



QS City Document No. 15. 

The consumption of water on the island service in the 
harbor lias increased rapidly during the past few years, 
largely owing to the establishment, by the United States 
government, of a permanent garrison at Fort Strong on Long 
Island, of a fort on Lovell's Island and of a larger garrison at 
Fort Warren. To provide an adequate supply at these points 
and at the cit}" institutions, it was necessary to lay 3,338 feet 
of 12-inch pipe on Long Island from the west end of the 
island to a point near Fort Strong. 

The present winter has been one of unusual severity. Not 
since 1874 has so much trouble been experienced from frozen 
mains, hydrants and services. Careful measurements have 
been made of the depths to which the frost has penetrated, 
of which the following table is a summary : 



Engineering Department. 



69 



Depths of Frost from Actual IWeasurements During the 
Present Winter. 



LOCATIOK. 



So 
o 



01^ 



Conditions at Surface. 



Western ave., at No. Harvard St., Bri. 
Southampton St., at Reading St., Rox. 

First St., near L St., S. B 

Codman pk., near Townsend St., Rox . , 

Edgerly pi., off Winchester St., C. P.... 

Beacon St., at Fairfield St., C. P 

Cambridge st., at Union sq., Bri 

Broadway, at I St., S. B 

Centre St., at Eliot sq 

Eighth St., at H st., S. B 

Dorchester ave., at D st., S. B 

Reading st., at Southampton St., Rox . . 

Dudley St., at North ave., Dor 

Tremont St., at Canton St., C. P 

Shawmut ave., at Waltham st., C. P 

Atlantic ave., at Long Wharf, C. P 

" " " Clinton, C. P 

Broadway, at Emerson St., S. B 

East Fourth St., at N st., S. B 

Parker St., near Huntington ave., Rox., 

Tremont st., at Parker St., Rox 

A. St., at Broadway, S. B 

Tremont st., at Rutland st., C. P 

Shawmut ave., at Northampton 8t.,C.P. 

Porter St., at Chelsea st., E.B 

Bradford ter., near Centre st., W. R. .. 
Summer st., near A St., S. B 



Gravel .. . . 

Clay 

Gravel.... 

Stone fill- 
ing and 
clay — 

Gravel.... 



Clay and 
gravel . 

Gravel.... 

Clay 

Gravel.... 
Clay 

Clay, etc.. 

Clay 

Gravel.... 

Clay 



Clay and 
gravel . . 

Clay and 
gravel . . 

Clay 



ft. In. 
5 6 

5 5 

5 3 

5 2 
5 

4 10 

4 10 

4 9 

4 9 

4 7 

4 6 

4 6 

4 6 

4 4 

4 4 

4 4 

4 4 

4 4 

4 4 

4 4 

4 3 

4 3 

4 1 

4 
4 
4 
4 



Car tracks, ground bare. 

Sidewalk, " *' 

About 2 In. ice, G in. snow. 
Sidewalk, ground bare. 

5 in. ice. 

Car tracks, ground bare. 

About 6 in. Ice. 

Car tracks, ground bare. 

About 6 iu. ice. 
G" " 
" 16 " " 8 in. snow. 
Car tracks, ground bare. 
Sidewalk, " " 

Car tracks, " " 

Sidewalk, " " 

10 In. ice. 

Car tracks, ground bare. 

About 1 in. Ice. 

" 16 in. Ice, Sin. snow. 

4 in. ice. 

About 6 in. ice, 6 In. snow. 

" 1 in. snow. 

" 10 In. ice. 



70 City Document No. 15. 

The improvement of the fire service has been prosecuted 
vigorously during the year, the following work having been 
done in this line : 

3,283 feet 16-incb pipe laid, replacing 12 inch and 6 inch. 
18,306 " 12 " " " " 8 inch, G inch and 4 inch. 

12,656 " 10 " " " " 6 inch and 4 inch. 

7,435 " 8 " " " " 6 inch and 4 mch. 

The experiment of thawing frozen services by electricity 
was tried with entire success ; the pipes thawed were of lead, 
the time required to do the work varying from three to seven 
minutes. Both the Edison alternating current of 2,250 volts 
and the Edison direct current of 220 volts were used; in the 
case of the alternating current a transformer and a water 
rheostat were used in the primary circuit, reducing the 
voltage in the secondary circuit to about 50, with about 250 
to 300 amperes. One of the secondary wues was connected 
to the service pipe inside the house, the other to a hydrant 
in the street. When the direct current was used a connection 
was made with one of the outside wires of the Edison three- 
wire system in a junction-box in the street, and the current, 
after passing through a water rheostat for reduction, was 
carried by a wire directly to the service pipe in the house, 
whence it passed through the service to the main. 

Electrical investigation has been continued, and it has been 
found that at points the water pipes are being rapidly 
destroyed by electrolysis, notably in the vicinity of power 
stations ; the condition of the pipes in some places where 
they have been exposed for examination is such that unless 
remedial measures are taken at once serious trouble is certain. 



Average Stated Monthly Stighta, in Feet, above City Base, to which Water Rose at Different Stations, on the Boston Water Works. 



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City Document No. 15. 



GENERAL STATISTICS. 



BosTox Wateu Department. 

Daily average amount used through meters during 

1903 (gallons) 

Number of services February 1, 1904 
Number of meters in service February 1, 1904 
Number of motors under super\'ision February 1 

1904 

Number of elevators under supei'vision Feb 

ruary 1, 1904 ..... 
Length of supply and distributing mains in miles 

February 1, 1904 

Number of pubUc hydrants in use February 1 

1904 

Yearly revenue from annual water rates 
Yearly revenue from metered water . 
Percentage of total revenue from metered water 
Yearly expense of maintenance 



18,537,000 
90,013 

4,727 

130 

588 

732 

7,563 

$1,287,200 69 

$1,049,831 58 

44.9 

$703,134 86 



Engineering Department. 73 



[FROM THE CITY ENGINEER'S REPORT TO THE 
STREET DEPARTMENT.] 



Bulkhead at City Wharf, Charlestown. 

To support the filling for the extension of the paving 
yard on Medford street, Charlestown, a timber bulkhead 
about one hundred and fifty feet long has been built across 
the end of the south channel of Mystic river, and a wharf 
ten feet wide has been built in front of the bulkhead. This 
was done under a contract with George Hayes & Co., dated 
June 1, 1903, at a total cost of 13,090. 

Columbia Road. 

Plans and specifications were prepared for building iron 
fences on the walls on Columbia road and Mt. Vernon street 
adjoining the bridge over Shoreham street. 

Columbia Road Bridge over N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R. 

Asphalt sidewalks have been built on this bridge during 
the year under a contract with the Warren Brothers Co., 
at a cost of $600. 

Cumberland-street Retaining Wall. 

A concrete retaining wall across the end of Cumberland 
street, adjoining the Providence Division of the New York, 
New Haven & Hartford Railroad, has been built under a 
contract with the Metropolitan Contracting Company, dated 
June 4, 1903, at a total cost of $1,150. 

East Boston Ferries. 

North Ferry ^ East Boston Side. — A contract was made 
March 13 with Lawler Brothers for rebuilding the middle pier 
in accordance with plans and specifications made by this 
department the previous year. Work was begun April 20 



74 City Document No. 15. 

and completed June 26. The old pier was in very poor con- 
dition, except the outer thirty feet and a small part of the 
inshore end, and these were not rebuilt under the contract ; 
the north pier was repaired by the driving of four additional 
jjiles ; the cost of the contract work was $4,250. The heads 
of the middle and south piers, becoming badly worn and 
broken, were also rebuilt by Lawler Brothers. 

South Ferry, Boston Side. — A report was made in March 
on the condition of the middle pier, recommending the 
renewal of a few piles and some other repairs. The work 
was done under the supervision of the Ferry Division. 

Franklin-street Subway Approaches, Allston. 

A contract has been made with William Crane, dated Octo- 
ber 28, 1903, for building two inclined approaches to the 
Franklin-street subway, one from Lincoln street and one from 
Cambridge street. The work is now well under way, and 
will be completed about June 1, 1904. 

Gainsborough-street Foot-bridge. 

Concrete foundations for a foot-bridge, with stairways on 
both sides of the location of the Providence Division of the 
New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad at Camden and 
Gainsborough streets, have been built under a contract with 
the Metropolitan Contracting Company, dated April 11,1903, 
at a cost of -^1,979. Plans for the steel superstructure were 
also prepared and proposals for doing the work were received 
in September, 1903, but on account of the prevailing high 
price of structural steel at that time they were all rejected. 
Early in the coming season proposals will again be asked 
for, and the bridge will undoubtedly be erected during the 
summer. 

Paving Wharf No. 2, 600 Albany Street. 

The old wharf at this place consisted of a platform built 
on piles and cross-caps, on top of which was about four feet 
of earth ; it had broken down in several places, and had been 
repaired numerous times, and was in poor condition. Plans 
and specifications were made for building a solid wharf, a 
stone wall to be built on three sides to retain the filling. 
The wall rests on a spruce pile foundation, the piles being 
capped, a close row of 6-inch spruce sheeting is driven in 
front of the piles and bolted to them, gravel filling is de- 



Engineering Department. 75 

posited inside the sheeting around the piles, and the founda- 
tion is planked with 4-inch spruce ; on top of this a dry 
granite wall is built, capped with a granite coping laid in 
cement; a relieving platform is built, the wall ballasted and 
the wharf filled solid ; oak fender piles, spaced six feet apart, 
are to be driven along the faces of wall, and capped and 
fastened to the coping. 

A contract was made with John P. Cavanagh, March 16, 
for doing the work, the contract price being $24,700. The 
work is about 60 per cent, completed. 

Assessment Streets. 

Working plans, specifications, and forms of contract were 
prepared and forwarded to the Street Department for the 
following assessment streets and public alleys : 

Austin street, Washington street to Lawrence street. 
Sennington street, Orleans street to Moore street. 
Blandford street^ Beacon street to B. & A. R.R. 
JBow street, Washington street to City square. 
Colder street. Blue Hill avenue to Canterbury street. 
Carleton street, Yarmouth street to West Newton street. 
Coluiahia road, bridge over Old Colony avenue to I street. 
Cummington street, Blanford street to Lawton street. 
Davenjyort street, Columbus avenue to Tremont street, 
Devens street, Rutherford avenue to AVashingtou street. 
Dimreath street. Aspen street about 350 feet westei'ly. 
Ehnont street, Waterlow street to Faxon street. 
Florida street, Templeton street to Ashmont street. 
Sale street. South JNIargin street 142 feet southwesterly. 
Jersey street, Brookline avenue to Audubon road. 
Millet street, Talbot avenue to Southern avenue. 
Osioald street, Calumet street to Hillside street. 
Queensberry street, Audubon road to Audubon road. 
liitchie street, Columbus avenue to Marcella street, 
jRoseclair street, Dorchester avenue to Boston street. 
Hoice street, Seymour street to Ashland street. 
Rutherford avemie, Chapman street to Devens street. 
/St. Margaret street, Boston street to Roseclair street. 
/Seymour street, Canterbury street to Brown avenue. 
/Spalding street, South street to B. & P. R.R. 
Swalloic street, N street to O street. 

Tower street, Hyde Park avenue to Forest Hills Cemetery. 
Walk Hill street. South street to Washington street. 
Walter street. Centre street to South street. 
Washington street. Spring lane 154 feet southerly. 
Public Alley SOS, from between 46 and 48 Pinckney street. 
Public Alley 804, Alley 803 to Alley 805. 



76 City Document No. 15. 



Plans and Specifications for Repaying Streets. 

Preliminary surveys were made and the working plans, 
specifications and forms of contract were prepared and for- 
warded to the Street Department for repaying the following 
streets : 

Avery street, Washington street 300 feet westerly. 

Berheley street, Beacon street to Boylston street. 

JBeverly street, Washington street north to Warren bridge. 

JBroad street, Central street to Atlantic avenue. 

Bromfield street, Tremont street to Wasliington street. 

Central street. Broad street to India street. 

Dartmouth street. Beacon street to Newbury street. 

Dover street, Washington street to Harrison avenue. 

S street. West Broadway to West Fourth street. 

E street. West Seventh street to West Eighth street. 

Franklin street, Oliver street to Broad street. 

GainsborougJi street, Huntington avenue to B. & P. R. R. 

Harrison avenue, Bedford street to Essex street. 

Harrison avenue, Eustis street to Warren street. 

Kneeland street, Washington street to Atlantic avenue. 

Lincoln street. Main street to Rutherford avenue. 

Minot street, Leverett street to Lowell street. 

Nashua street. Causeway street to Minot street. 

Oneida street, Harrison avenue to Albany street. 

P street. East Sixth street to Columbia road. 

Hoxbury street, Shawmut avenue to Kent street. 

Seneca street, Harrison avenue to Albany street. 

Silver street, A street to B street. 

Silver street, E street 220 feet westerly. 

Smith street, St. Alphonsus street to Phillips street. 

Sudbury street. Court street to Haymarket square. 

West Fourth sti'eet, E street 220 feet westerly. 

West Netoton street, Huntington avenue to Columbus avenue. 

Miscellaneous. 

Plans have been prepared of the following assessment 
streets preliminary to construction : 

Belgrade avenue. South street to Anawan avenue. 
Causeicay street, Beverly street to 142 feet northeasterly. 
Dorchester street. West Eighth street to Dorchester avenue. 
Hyde Park avemie. Walk Hill street to Ashland street. 

Preliminary surveys have been made and plans prepared 
for repaying the following streets : 

Battery street, Hanover street to Commercial street. 
Beach street, Harrison avenue to Atlantic avenue. 



Engineering Department. 77 

Causeway street^ Leverett street to Nashua street. 

Essex street^ Harrison avenue to Lincoln street. 

Harrison avenue, Beach street to Kneeland street. 

3Iassachusetts avenue, Southampton street to N. E. R. R. bridge. 

Montgomery street. Clarendon street to Dartmouth street. 

Norfolk avenue. East Cottage street to Marshfield street. 

South street, Essex street to Kneeland street. 

Southampton street, Massachusetts avenue to N. E. R. R. bridge. 

Stoughto7i street, Columbia road to Pleasant street. 

West Dedhartx street, Shawmut avenue to Tremont street. 

Grading Street Railway Tracks. 

Grades for tracks in the following streets have been deter- 
mined and the necessary surveys made for determining the 
same : 

Boston Elevated Railway Company. 

Ashland street. West Roxbury, "Washington street to near Har- 
vard street. 
Battery street, Hanover street to Commercial street. 
Beach street, Harrison avenue to Atlantic avenue. 
Bflyrade avenue. 

Beverly street. Causeway street to Warren bridge. 
Blue Hill avenue, opposite Elmo street. 
Blue Hdl avenue, south of Talbot avenue. 
Broad street, Wendell street to High street. 
Cambridge street. Union square to AUston bridge. 
Cambridge street, AUston bridge to North Harvard street. 
Causeway street, Leverett street to Nashua street, 
Centre street, AVest Roxbury, Beech street to Spring street. 
Dorchester avenue. Crescent avenue to Belfort street. 
Dorchester avenue. Savin Hill avenue to Roach street. 
Dorchester avenue, Ereeport street to Ellet street. 
Dorchester avenue, Adams street to N. Y., N. H. & H. R.R. 
Dorchester street, West Eighth street to Dorchester avenue. 
Dover street, Washington street to Dover-street bridge. 
East Sixth street, P street to Q street. 
E street, West Seventh street to West Eighth street. 
Harrison avenue, Hayward place to P^ssex street. 
Harrison avenue. Beach street to Kneeland street. 
Harrison avenue, Bennet street to Railroad bridge. 
Harrison aveiiue, Dover street to Laconia street. 
Harrison avenue. Savoy street to Union Park street. 
Harrison avenue, Thorndike street to Warren street. 
Heath street, at Huntington avenue. 
Kneeland street, Washington street to Atlantic avenue. 
Massachusetts avenue, Huntington avenue to Columbus avenue. 
Mottapan square. 



78 City Document No. 15. 

Northampton street, Tremont street to Columbus avenue. 

Itiver street, Dorchester, Blue Hill avenue to Pierce square. 

lioxbury street, Sliawmut avenue to Kent street. 

South and Brandon streets, Washington street to Corinth 
street. 

Spring street. West Roxbury, Centre street to Garden street. 

Spring street. West Roxbury, under N. Y., N. H. & H. R.R. 
bridge. 

Spring street. West Roxbury, Gardner street to Charles river. 

State street. Congress street to Devonshire street. 

Stoughton street, Columbia road to Pleasant street. 

Stidhury street, Court street to Haymarket square. 

Summer street, Dorchester avenue to N. Y., N. H. & H. R.R. 
bridge. 

Washington street, Roxbury, Atherton street to School street. 

Washington street. West Roxbury, Green street to the Arborway. 

Washington street, West Roxbury, Kittridge street to Metro- 
politan avenue. 

Total length of single track grades, 21.1 miles. 



Miscellaneous Plans, Specifications, etc. 

JBelgrade avenue, plan for rough grading the portion between 

Amherst street and Arden street. 
Blandford street, plan and specification for concrete retaining 

wall, wooden fences, and bulkhead. 
JBoiodoin street, Dorchester, plan for widening easterly sidewalk 

between Mt. Ida road and Draper street. 
Carleton street, plan and specifications for concrete retaining 

walls on easterly side of street, between Berwick park and 

West Newton street. 
Causeway street, widening, grade for edgestone on northerly side 

from Beverly street, 142 feet easterly. 
Dorchester street, at Cyrus Alger estate, plan and specification 

for retaining wall and fence. 
Sale street, plan and specification for concrete retaining wall and 

wooden fence. 
Hyde Park avenue, plan for rough grading the portion between 

Walk Hill street and Blakemore street. 
P street, plan and specification for concrete retaining wall and 

wooden fence. 

A plan was made for underdraining the sidewalk of N 
street, South Boston, adjoining Independence square. 

A plan was made for building the retaining wall on the 
easterly side of London street, near Maverick street, East 
Boston. 



Engineering Department. 79 

Plans and specifications have been prepared for the con- 
struction of the following work : 

Masonry abutments and steel superstructure for bridge at Harvard 
street, Dorchester, over the Midland Division of the N. Y., 
N. H. & H. R.R. 

Masonry abutments and steel superstructure for bridge at Norfolk 
street, Dorchester, over the Midland Division of the N. Y., 
N. H. & H. R.R. 

Masonry abutments for railroad bridge over Temple street, West 
Roxbury. 

Widening the roadway on the water side of Atlantic avenue, be- 
tween Rowe's wharf and Eastern avenue. 

Timber bulkhead at Gateley's wharf, Albany street. 

Plans and estimates have been made for the masonry abut- 
ments for a railroad bridge over Geneva avenue. Midland 
Division of the N. ¥., N. H. & H. R.R. 

A map of " Boston Proper " has been prepared, showing 
public alleys and private streets and alleys as far south as 
Massachusetts avenue. 

Tables have been made to accompany the above map, giv- 
ing the lengths, areas, conditions and estimated cost of pav- 
ing said private streets and alleys. 

Plans showing details of construction of streets and other 
structures have been made from time to time as required. 

The Street Book, giving lengths and areas of pavements 
in accepted streets and public alleys, has been corrected to 
February 1, 1903, and is now being corrected to February 1, 
1904. 



80 City Document No. 15. 



MISCELLANEOUS WORK AND CONSTRUCTION 
IN 1903. 



Atlantic-avenue Extension Bridge. 

The work of building Piers 4a, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, under the 
contract with W. H. Ellis, dated October 20, 1902, has 
been completed, with the exception of pointing the masonry, 
removal of one coffer dam and the restoration of the old 
wharf on the southerly side of the channel, where it was 
injured in doing the work. The amount paid to date under 
this contract is <$72,173.38. 

Pier 4a is a small pier for supporting a cantilever arm 
which carries the end of the centre truss of the span over 
the tracks of the Old Colony and Midland Divisions of the 
New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad. It is dis- 
tant 14 feet 3 inches, centre to centre, from Pier 4. It was 
found impracticable to have the centre trusses of the two 
adjacent spans rest on the same pier at this point owing to 
the angle in the street and the necessity of allowing free 
space for laying the curves of the street railway tracks, 
on each side of the central trusses. This pier has a 
foundation of concrete 30 feet 6 inches long by 10 feet 
wide, from grade — 4.50 to grade 0.50, resting on 60 
piles which were driven to grade — 35 and the tops left at 
grade — 3. The two lower courses of the stone masonry 
are of large blocks, and are each 5 feet 6 inches wide and 
2 feet high, their length being 25 and 21 feet respectively. 
Above this the pier is 17 feet long by 5 feet 2 inches on the 
bottom, battering 1 in 24 on the sides and 1 in 4 on the 
ends, and is capped by a bridge seat course 2 feet thick, 
11 feet long and 5 feet wide, the top of which is at grade 20. 50. 

Pier 4 will support two trusses of one span and three of 
another, and has built into it an anchorage for the cantilever 
arm resting on Pier 4a. It has a concrete foundation 72 feet 
6 inches long and 17 feet 6 inches wide from grade — 12.50 
to grade — 1.50, resting on 251 piles which were driven to 
grades varying from — 40 to — 60, with their tops at grades 
— 8.50 and — 10.50. The bottom course of stone is 61 feet 



Engineering Department. 81 

by 10 feet by 2 feet; the pier above this 58 feet 6 inches by 

7 feet 6 inches on the bottom, Avith a batter of 1 in 24, 
and capped by a bridge seat course 58 feet by 7 feet by 2 
feet, with the top at grade 20.50. The anchorage before 
referred to consists of a frame of steel embedded in the con- 
crete foundation, from which four 3-inch rods extend up 
through the stone masonry. Ballast was placed at one end, 
and between this pier and Pier 4a and tlie sea-wall, to the 
grade of the top of the concrete foundations. 

Pier 5 has a concrete foundation 62 feet long and 18 feet 
wide from grade — 22 to grade — 1.50, resting on 228 piles 
which were driven to grades varying from — 50 to — 70, 
with the tops at grades — 18 and — 20. The bottom course 
of stone masonry is 54 feet by 10 feet by 2 feet; the pier 
above this 52 feet by 8 feet on the bottom, batters 1 in 12, 
and is capped by a bridge seat course 50 feet by 6 feet by 2 
feet, with the top at grade 20.50. This pier will sujiport one 
end of one fixed span and serve as a landing for the channel 
end of the draw span. 

Pier 6 is to support the draw. It has a concrete founda- 
tion 50 feet long by 44 feet wide from grade — 22 to grade 
0, resting on 479 piles driven to grade — 50, and with the 
tops at grades — 18 and — 20. On this foundation was built 
a pier in the form of a frustum of a cone, the bottom diameter 
being 40 feet and the top diameter 36 feet ; this is also of 
concrete, except that there is a ring of cut granite around 
the outer edge of the top ; this ring is 6 feet wide and 2 feet 
thick. The grade of the top of the pier is 16. 

Pier 7 is of the same general character as the others, ex- 
cept that owing to the possibility that at some future time it 
may have to serve as a retaining wall for filling in the rear, 
the piles on the outer lines and the sheeting of the coffer 
dam were driven inclmed to the vertical, thus making the 
concrete foundation at the bottom, or grade — 15, 55 feet 4 
inches by 17 feet, and at the top, or grade — 1, 55 feet 4 
inches by 13 feet 6 inches. The number of piles is 226, and 
they were driven to grade — 40, and their tops left at grades 
— 11 and — 13. The bottom of the stone masonry is 51 
feet lif inches by 9 feet If inches. The stonework has a 
batter of 1 in 24, and the bridge seat course is 50 feet by 

8 feet by 2 feet, with the top at grade 26.69. Ballast was 
placed in front of and around the ends of this pier to the 
grade of the top of the concrete. 

Pier 8 has a concrete foundation 52 feet by 8 feet by 4 feet 
from grade 4 to grade 8, resting on 104 piles driven to grade 
— 30, with their tops at grade 5. The bottom of the stone 



82 City Document No. 15. 

masonry is 50 feet li inches by 6 feetli inches. The batter 
is 1 in 24, and the pier is capped by a bridge seat course 
60 feet by 6 feet by 2 feet, with its top at grade 23.30. On 
the southerly side of the bridge seat a wall 2 feet thick and 
50 feet long is carried up to grade 29.90 to support the 
short end span of the bridge. 

All piles under the foundations of the several piers are of 
spruce. The concrete is of American Portland cement, sand 
and sea-washed gravel, mixed in the proportions of 1, 2 and 
4. The concrete, except the upper foot in foundations and 
the circular part of pier 6, was deposited under water through 
a tube, the lower end of which was kept on the bottom, and 
the tube was not allowed to become empty, except when it 
was necessary to stop work. The remainder of the concrete 
was deposited when the work was free from water. 

The stone masonry is of dimensioned granite laid in Port- 
land cement mortar. The ashlar masonry is laid in Flemish 
bond. 

In addition to the piers, new fender-guards with oak piling 
have been built on both sides of the channel. 

Proposals were received on July 2, 1903, for furnishing 
and erecting the steel superstructure of this bridge, but as 
all of the proposals were informal they were rejected. 

Broadway Bkidge over Fort Point Channel. 

Under the contract with Holbrook, Cabot & Rollins, 
dated August 28, 1902, the three remaining piers for this 
bridge have been built, with the exception of a small amount 
of pointing, filling and clearing up of the grounds. There 
has been paid under this contract $36,862.24. 

The work consisted of building three piers, one on the 
land and two in channel. 

Pier 13 supports a steel trestle, and is built in three 
sections. The foundations are of concrete from grade 5 to 
grade 14, resting on piles driven to grade — 30, and with the 
tops at grade 6. Above the concrete there are three courses 
of granite masonry. The concrete for the northerly sec- 
tion of the pier is 12 feet by 10 feet to grade 9, and then 
batters to a length of 8 feet 6 inches and a width of 6 feet 
at the top, and rests on 30 piles. For the middle section the 
concrete is 20 feet by 10 feet to grade 9, and 11 feet by 6 
feet at the top, and rests on 50 piles. For the southerly 
section the concrete is 16 feet by 10 feet to grade 9, sloping 
to 9 feet 6 inches by 6 feet at. the top, and rests on 40 piles. 
The lower course of stone is 4 feet wide and 2 feet high for 



Engineering Department. 83 

all sections, the length being 6 feet 6 inches for the northerly 
section and 7 feet for the middle and southerly sections. 

The second course is 5 feet by 3 feet by 2 feet li inches, 
and the capstones 3 feet 6 inches by 3 feet by 2 feet li 
inches for all three sections. The grade of the top is 20.25. 
The foundation of Pier 14 is 74 feet by 17 feet at the 
bottom, or grade — 10, and is 74 feet by 16 feet 4 inches at 
the top, or grade — 2. The channel face has a batter of 1 
in 12, and three rows of piles on that side were driven at the 
same inclination, as the pier will be required to retain the 
filling behind it. The number of piles is 303, and they were 
driven to grade — 40, the tops being at grades — 6.50 and 
—8.50. 

The concrete of Pier 16 extends from grade — 20 to grade 
— 2 and rests on 357 piles, 303 driven to grade — 40 and 54 
to about grade — 70. The tops of the piles are at grades 
— 16.5 and — 18.5. The bottom of the concrete is 74 feet by 
17 feet, except that a small corner is cut off where it comes 
near the draw channel. The sides batter 1 in 12, so that the 
top is 74 feet by 14 feet. The outer three rows of piles on 
each side are driven on the above inclination. 

The stone masonry of both Piers 14 and 16 is of the same 
dimensions. The bottom is 69 feet 9 inches by 10 feet 1 
inch. The ashlar has a batter of 1 in 12 to grade 29, 
above which is a bridge seat 2 feet high, 67 feet 3 inches 
long and 8 feet 6 inches wide. The ends of the stone 
masonry are pointed, the faces being on curves of a radius 
equal to the width of the pier. 
The piles are all of spruce. 

The concrete is of American Portland cement, sand and 
sea-washed gravel, mixed in the proportions of 1, 2 and 4. 
All except the upper foot in depth was deposited under 
water through a tube which was kept resting on the bottom 
and not allowed to become empty except when it was 
necessary to stop work. The upper foot in depth of concrete 
was deposited after the coffer dams were pumped out. 
Ballast was deposited around Pier 14. 
The stone masonry was of granite, and all except the 
bridge seat laid in Flemish bond. It was all laid in Portland 
cement mortar. 

A low granite parapet was added to Pier 2, which is on the 
west line of Foundry street, and granite bearing blocks were 
placed on Piers 12 and 14. 

The work of erecting the steel superstructure by the Boston 
Bridge Works, under its contract dated October 29, 1902, is 
nearly completed. 

There has been paid under this contract 123,150.05. 



84 City Document No. 15. 

On July 14 a contract was made with the C. W. Leather- 
bee Lumber Company for furnishing the lumber required for 
the bridge. The lumber has been delivered, but final pay- 
ment under the contract has not yet been made. 

On October 7 a contract was made with Patrick McGovern 
for flooring the bridge. This work is now in progress. 

On October 21 the proposal of the Rockport Granite 
Company for furnishing the paving blocks required was 
accepted, and a portion of the blocks have been delivered. 

Under the proposal dated October 24 of P. J. Dinn & Co. 
the railings on the Boston end of the bridge have been com- 
pleted at a cost of -^1,064. 

In order that the New York, New Haven & Hartford 
Railroad Company might utilize the yard under the South 
Boston end of the bridge, that portion of the temporary foot- 
bridge which was east of the main tracks of the railroad was 
removed in December and a temporary plank walk was laid 
on the new bridge. 

Charles Rn^R Basin Improvement. 

An estimate was made of the expenditure required by the 
city in the near future if this proposed improvement is car- 
ried out. 

Columbia Road. 

Plans and specifications were prepared for building iron 
fences on the walls on Columbia road and Mt. Vernon street, 
adjoining the bridge over Shoreham street. 

Congress-street Bridge — Widening of Draw- way. 

The Secretary of War having ordered the draw-way of 
Congress-street bridge to be widened from 43f feet to 50 
feet, it was deemed necessary to build a temporary bridge to 
accommodate the travel while Congress-street bridge would 
be closed for the work of widening ; this bridge was located 
between Congress-street and Summer-street bridges, near the 
South Boston side of the waterway. A contract was made 
January 5, 1904, with W. H. Ellis & Co., to build the bridge, 
and work was commenced January 11, and is nearly com- 
pleted; it is 341 feet long and 50 feet wide, having one 
8-foot sidewalk. 

Deer Island Steamboat Wharf. 

As stated in the last annual report, a contract was made 
■with Benjamin Young on January 20, 1903, for repairing 
this wharf. Nineteen new oak piles were driven to replace 



Engineering Department. 85 

old piles that were found eaten or decayed ; almost all the 
old stringers were replaced by new ones, and the entire 
wharf, except under the building, was replanked with new 
3-inch spruce plank. The work was completed early in June 
at a cost of $4,654.26. 

Dudley and Bird Streets Grade Crossings. 

Several additional studies, plans and estimates have been 
made for the abolishment of these crossings. 

Freeport Street and Other Grade Crossings in 
Dorchester. 

A plan and estimate has been made for the abolishment of 
the grade crossing of the New York, New Haven & Hart- 
ford Railroad at Freeport street, and in connection with this 
problem that of abolishing several other grade crossings on 
the Old Colony Division of this railroad has been studied. 

Gallop's Island Wharf and Coal Shed. 

Plans and specifications were made at the request of the 
Health Department for repairing the wharf and coal shed at 
Gallop's Island. A contract was made July 15, with Lawler 
Bros., for doing the work, and it was practically completed 
October 24, at a cost of 88,173.38; eighty-seven oak piles 
were driven, the piling was braced, 20,000 feet of hard pine 
caps and stringers were renewed, a drop was built in the 
wharf and is operated by the AVinter patent drop apparatus, 
and the wharf was replanked ; new sills and rods were put in 
the coal shed and the landing stage and runway were rebuilt. 

Long Island Wharves and Coal Shed. 

As mentioned in the last annual report, a contract was 
made January 19, 1903, with W. H. Ellis, for repairing and 
building an addition to the easterly wharf; the work was 
completed June 10 at a cost of $8,052.40 for contract work. 
A drop worked by the Winter patent drop apparatus was 
also built by W. H. Ellis on the southerly side of the wharf 
at a cost of #894. 

March 25 a contract was made with Lawler Bros., to 
build a coal shed on this wharf covering the new addition 
and part of the old wharf; the shed is capable of holding 
2,500 tons, and has two discharging platforms; work was 



86 City Document No. 15. 

begun June 1 and coal was being discharged into it 
October 14 ; the work was completed October 23 at a cost 
of 84,131.83. 

Estimates and sketches have been made for repairing and 
for rebuilding the northwest wharf ; during the fall eight 
piles were replaced in this wharf by Lawler Bros. 

The above work was done for the Pauper Institutions 
Department. 

Oakland Street. 

The work to be done by the city under the decree of the 
Superior Court abolishing the grade crossing on Oakland 
street was completed early in June, 1903, and the street for 
its full width opened to travel. The private ways leading 
into Oakland street affected by the abolition of the grade 
crossing on that street have also been surfaced at the new 
grade. 

Parental School, West Roxbdry. 

The work of installing a battery of two boilers for the 
Children's Institutions Department, which was under con- 
struction at the date of the last annual report, has been 
completed. 

A contract for the second boiler was made with the Hodge 
Boiler Works, dated December 22, 1902, for the sum of 
$1,272, and the foundations and settings for the two boilers 
were put in by John W. Durham & Co., under a contract 
dated October 31, 1902, for the sum of |1,938. The piping 
for both boilers and the electric lighting plant was done by 
Lynch & Woodward under a contract dated February 16, 
1903, for 81,967. The entire work was completed in season 
to be used during the past winter. 

Rainsford Island Wharf. 

Plans and specifications were made for the Children's In- 
stitutions Department for building an addition to the steam- 
boat wharf, a coal shed on the addition and a drop in the 
old part of the wharf. A contract was made February 19, 
with Lawler Bros., for doing the work, which was begun 
April 13; July 9 the work was far enough advanced to per- 
mit coal being discharged into it, and July 18 the work was 
practically finished, but was not completed till October. 
The cost of the contract work was $6,683.70. The old part 
of the wharf was in poor condition, and was later strength- 
ened by substituting twenty-five new oak piles for others 
that were either rotten or badly eaten by the " limnoria." 



Engineering Department. 87 



Voting Booths. 

Plans and specifications were made for building three 
wooden voting booths similar to those built in 1901. The 
Election Department, for whom the plans were drawn, made 
a contract with Calvin Lament for building the booths, 
at a cost of $837, which did not include painting and some 
other minor work. 

Miscellaneous. 

An estimate was made of the cost of providing temporary- 
accommodations for the public on Governor's Island. 

An estimate was made of the cost of filling a portion of 
South Bay southerly of Southampton street. 

An examination and report were made concerning the 
grading around the new buildings at Austin Farm. 

An estimate was made of the cost of a public convenience 
station on the Common, near the junction of Tremont and 
Boylston streets. 

Respectfully submitted, 

William Jackson, 

City Engineer. 



88 City Document No. 15. 



CITY ENGINEERS. 

1850-1903. 



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. 89 



APPENDICES. 



Appendix A. — Table showing the widths of openings for 
vessels in all bridges provided with 
draws. 

Appendix B. — Table of accident and other plans made for 
the Law Department from February 1, 
1903, to February 1, 1904. 

Appendix C. — Table of surveys, plans, and profiles made 
by the Surveying Division of the Engi- 
neering Department from February 1, 
1903, to February 1, 1904. 

Appendix D. — List of streets where frontages have been 
obtained for the Sewer Division of the 
Street Department, for Sewer Assess- 
ments, from February 1, 1903, to Febru- 
ary 1, 1904. 

Appendix E. — Engineering Department propert}^ schedule. 

Appendix F. — Elevations referred to Boston City base. 

Appendix G. — Engineering Department Annual Reports, 
1867-1903. 

Appendix H. — Engineering Department, Revised Ordi- 
nances. 

Appendix I. — Meridian Line. 

Appendix J. — List of early maps of Boston, 1600-1903. 



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APPENDIX B. 



TABLE OF ACCIDENT AND OTHER PLANS MADE FOR THE 
LAW DEPARTMENT FROM FEBRUARY 1, 1903, TO FEBRU- 
ARY 1, 1904. 

Boston Proper. 

Acton street. Plan of street in front of No. 4. 

Matter)/ street. Plan of street in front of No. 44. 

Beach street., corner Harrison avenue. Plan of street. 

Bennet street., near "Washington street. Plan of street. 

Berl-eley street. Plan of street in front of No. 200. 

Berkeley street. Plan of street at Public alley No. 422. 

Boylston street and St. Cecilia street. Plan of street. 

Boylston street and Head place. Plan of street. 

Cambridge street. Plan of street in front of No. 40. 

Castle street., at Village street. Plan of street. 

Causeumy street. Plan of street in front of No. 294. 

Charles street, at Public Garden. Plan of street. 

Court street. Plan of street in front of Nos. 39 and 45. 

Cross street. Plan of street in front of No. 6. 

Dorchester o,venue, at Mt. Washington avenue. Plan of street. 

Dover street. Plan of street in front of No. 62. 

JSast Canton street. Plan of street in front of No. 37. 

Eliot street. Plan of street in front of No. 135. 

JEliot street. Plan of street in front of No. 166. 

Eliot street, near Carver street. Plan of sti'eet. 

Emerald street. Plan of street in front of No. 28. 

Harrison avenue. Plan of street in front of No. 242. 

Huntinc/ton avenue, at Noi-way street. Plan of street. 

Joy street. Plan of street in front of No. 24. 

Massachusetts avenue. Plan of street in front of No. 447. 

Massachusetts avenue. Plan of street in front of No. 527. 

3IilJc street, opposite Hawley street. Plan of street. 

North street. Plan of street in front of No. 251. 

Oah street, between Albany and Hudson streets. Plan of street. 

Prince street. Plan of street in front of No. 68. 

Revere street. Plan of street in front of No. 53. 

Bollins street. Plan of street in front of No. 79. 

Scollay square. Plan of street at Subway Station. 

Shawmut avenue, at West Canton street. Plan of street. 

Sheaf e street. Plan of street in front of No. 37. 

Somerset street, at Beacon street. Plan of street. 

Spring street. Plan of street in front of No. 31. 



Engineering Department. 93 

JStaniford street. Plan of street in front of No. 34. 
State street^ near Kilby street. Plan of street. 
Temjyle place. Plan of street. 
Tremont street. Plan of street in front of No. 23. 
Tremont street. Plan of street in front of Nos. 31 and 33. 
Tremont street. Plan of street in front of No. 47. 
Tremont street. Plan of street in front of No. 350. 
Tremont street., opposite Bromfield street. Plan of street. 

Washmgton street. Plan of street in front of No. 42. 

Washington street. Plan of street in front of No. 44. 

Washinytoti street. Plan of street in front of No. 207. 

Wtishington street. Plan of street in front of No. 871. 

Washington street. Plan of street in front of No. 872^. 

Washington street, at Harvard place. Plan of street. 

Washington street, at School street. Plan of street. 

Washington street, at Eliot street. Plan of street. 

West Brooldine street. Plan of street in front of No. 102. 

West JBrooMine street. Plan of street in front of No. 202. 

West Springfield street. Plan of street at Dwight School. 

South Boston. 

A street. Plan of street in front of No. 200. 
Mumholdt place. Plan of street. 

West Broadtray . Plan of street in front of No. 122. 

West Broadicag. Plan of street in front of No. 145. 

West Seventh street. Plan of street in front of No. 152. 

East Boston. 

Bennington street. Plan of street at Revere line. 
Bennington street. Plan of street at Porter street. 
Byron street. Plan of street at B., R. B. & L. R.R. 

Chelsea street. Plan of street in front of No. 195. 

Sumner street. Plan of street in front of No. 137. 

Charlestown. 

Chapman street. Plan of street in front of No. 65. 
Main street. Plan of street in front of No. 284. 

ROXBURY. 

Blue Hill avenue. Plan of street at Georgia street. 
Cabot street. Plan of street at Linden Park street. 
Centre street. Plan of street near Creighton street. 
Columbus avenue. Plan of street at Prentiss street. 
Columbus aveiiue. Plan of street in front of No. 1388. 
Dennis street. Plan of street at Moreland street. 
Foi't avenue. Plan of street in front of No. 68. 
G-reenville street. Plan of street in front of No. 40. 
Highland avemie. Plan of street near Centre street. 
Linden Park street. Plan of street at Stony Brook. 



94 City Document No. 15. 

Norfolk street. Plan of street at Blanchavd street. 

Pontiac street and vicinity. 

Regent place. Plan of. 

Tremont street. Plan of street in front of No. 1313. 

Dorchester. 

Arcadia street. Plan of street opposite Police Station No. 11. 
Clayton street. Plan of street at Park street. 
Columbia road. Plan of street in front of No. 690. 
Quincy street. Plan of street in front of No. 288. 
St. Margaret street. Plan of street in front of No. 8. 
tStoughton street. Plan of street near Everett avenue. 
Woolson street. Plan of street near Blue Hill avenue. 

"West Roxbury. 

Corinth street and vicinitj\ 

Elm street. Plan of street at Seaverns avenue. 

JRoice street and vicinit3\ 

South street., near Woodman street. Plan of street. 

Brighton. 

Beacon street, at Chestnut Hill. Plan of estates. 
Hopedale street. Plan of street in front of No. 39. 
Western avenue. Plan of street at Smith street. 
Western avenue. Plan of street at North Harvard street. 



Engineering Department. 95 



APPENDIX C. 



TABLE OF SURVEYS, PLANS AND PROFILES MADE BY THE 
SURVEYING DIVISION OF THE ENGINEERING DEPART- 
MENT FROM FEBRUARY 1, 1903, TO FEBRUARY 1, 1904. 

City Proper. 
(North of Massachusetts avenue.) 

Albany street^ and Randolph street, north corner. Plan of 

land taken for playground. 
Albany street^ Oak street to Northampton street. Plan and pro- 
file for proposed grade. 
Beacon street, at Spruce street. Plan and profile for proposed 

grade. 
Blagden street. Plan and profile for re\ised grade. 
Boylston street., easterly side, Massachusetts avenue to railroad, 

Plan and profile for revised grade. 
Causeioay street, northwesterly side, Beverly street to Charlestown 

bridge. Plan of proposed widening. 
Causeway street, northwesterly side, Beverly street to Charles- 
town bridge. Plan for assessment. 
Causeway street, corner Canal street. Plan of fruit stand. 
Chatham street. Plan and profile for proposed grade. 
Corji court. Plan of Hancock Tavern estate. 
Cross street, Haymarket square to Endicott street. Plan and 

profile for proposed grade. 
Curve street, Albany street to Broadway. Plan and profile for 

revised grade. 
Fayette street, northerly corner Ferdinand street. Plan and 

profile for revised grade. 
Ferdinand street, northerly corner Fayette street. Plan and 

profile for revised grade. 
Fleet street. Plan and profile for proposed grade. 
Greenovyh lane. Plan and profile for re%'ised grade. 
Harrison avenue, No. 138 to Broadway. Plan and profile for 

proposed grade. 
Harrison avenue, at Waltham street, to Union Park street. Plan 

and profile for proposed grade. 
Harrison avenue, northerly corner East Concord street. Plan 

and profile for proposed grade. 
Hereford street, northeasterly corner Boylston street. Plan and 

profile for revised grade. 



96 City Document No. 15. 

James street^ East Brookline street to East Concord street. Plan 

and profile for proposed grade. 
LindaU i^lace^ Cambridge street to Phillips street. Plan and 

profile for laying out and established grade. 
Lyman street. Plan and profile for proposed grade. 
Marsh lane. Plan showing edgestones, etc. 
JIassac/niseits avenue. Easterly side, Boylston street to Belvi- 

dere street. Plan and profile for revised grade. 
JVorth Margin street. Plan and profile for proposed grade. 
Pembrohe street., Tremont street to Warren avenue. Plan and 

profile for proposed grade. 
Phillips street, Grove street to West Cedar street. Plan and 

profile of edgestone for proposed grade. 
Prospect street. Plan and profile for proposed grade. 
Public alley JSFo. JfJf.S., Hereford street to hollow. Plan and pro- 
file for revised grade. 
Richmond street., Hanover street to Commercial street. Plan 

and profile for revised grade. 
Ridgeway lane. Plan and profile for proposed grade. 
Scotia street, southerly corner Dalton street. Plan of lot taken 

for addition to school. 
Spring street, Allen street to Poplar street. Plan and profile for 

proposed grade. 
State street, southerly side, Broad street to Kilby street. Plan 

and profile for established grade. 
Thacher street. North Margin street to Cooper street. Plan and 

profile for proposed grade. 
Union Park street, Washington street to Harrison avenue. Plan 

and profile for widening and established grade. 
Washington street, Herald building to Williams court. Plan and 

profile for proposed grade. 
Washington street, easterly corner Milk street. Plan and profile 

for proposed widening at Old South Church. 
Washington street and Milk street. Enlarged plan made from 

plan made by Thomas Dawes in 1770. 
Washington street, easterly side, Waltham street to Union Park 

street. Plan and profile for proposed grade. 
West Concord street, Shawmut avenue to Tremont street. Plan 

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

Plan and profile for proposed grade. 

South Boston. 

Pivision street, between Foundry street and Dorchester avenue. 
Plan for sidewalk assessment. 

Porchester street, between East Broadway and P^ast Eighth 
street. Plan showing existing street. 

JEast Seventh street and East Eighth street. Plan of land pro- 
posed to be taken for school purposes, near O street. 

East Sixth street, between P street and Q street. Plan and 
pi'ofile showing proposed revised grade. 



Engineering Department. 97 

^ast Third street, between O street and P street. Plan for 

sidewalk assessment. 
J£ street, between East Second street and No. 46. Plan for 

sidewalk assessment. 
3Iiddle street, w^esterly side, near Dorchester street. Plan of 

proposed addition to Ticknor school lot. 
Newman street, between Dorchester street and Champney street. 

Plan and profile showing proposed revised grade. 
Story street, between G street and H street. Plan for sidewalk 

assessment. 
Summer street, between A street and railroad bridge. Plan and 

profile for proposed revised grade. 

East Boston. 
(Inchiding Breed's Island.) 

Sennington street, Moore street to Swift street. Plan and pro- 
tile for revised grade. 

Boardman street, Ford street to Cosmos street. Plan showing 
estates for assessment. 

Bremen street, Marion street to Porter street. Profile showing 
revised grade. 

Bremen street, Marion street to Brooks street. Profile showing 
revised grade. 

Chelsea street. Old Pa\dng Yard plan, brought to date. 

Condor street. Brooks street to Glendon street. Profile showing 
revised grade. 

Cottage street, Maverick street to Gove street. Plan and profile 
showing laying out and established grade. 

Frankfort street, Maverick street to Gove street. Plan and pro- 
file showdng laying out and established grade. 

Lamson street, Sumner street to Maverick street. Profile show- 
ing revised grade. 

Lnhec street, Maverick street to Playground. Plan and profile 
showing laying out and established grade. 

Marion street, Paris street to Morris street. Plan of land taken 
for school purposes. 

Orleans street, Maverick street to Sumner street. Profile showing 
revised grade. 

Saratoga street, Bennington street to Boston, Revere Beach & 
Lynn Railroad. Profile showing revised grade. 

Boston Harbor. 
Beer Island. Plan showing levels on site of new boiler-house. 

Charlestown. 

Adams street, between Chestnut street and Common street. Plan 

showing estates for assessment. 
Austin street, between Lawrence street and "Washington street. 

Plan showing estates for assessment. 



98 City Document No. 15. 

Baldwin street. Main street to Rutherford avenue. Profile of 

curb for proposed grade. 
Bow street, between City square and Washington street. Plan 

showing estates for assessment. 
Charlestoion High School. Plan showing grade for addition to 

school lot. 
Chelsea street, between Prospect street and No. 29, northerly 

side. Profile for revised grade. 
Cook street, between Bunker Hill street and Medford street. 

Profile of curb for proposed grade. 
Devens street, between Washington street and Rutherford avenue. 

Plan showing estates for assessment. 
Dexter street, between Alford street and Everett boundary line. 

Plan and profile showing laying out and established grade. 
Eden street, between Main street and Russell street. Profile of 

curb for proposed grade. 
Franklin street, between Main street and High street. Profile 

of curb for proposed grade. 
Hamblen street, between Arlington avenue and George street. 

Plan showing estates for assessment. 
Lawrence street extension, between Phipps street and Stacey 

street. Plan and profile showing laying out and established 

grade. 
Mead street, between Russell street and Bunker Hill street. Plan 

showing estates for assessments. 
Parker street, between Perkins street and Cambridge street. 

Profile for proposed grade. 
Prospect street, between Chelsea street and No. 12, westerly side. 

Profile for proposed grade. 
Roland street, between Boston & Maine Railroad and Somer- 

\\\\e boundary line. Plan showing estates for assessment. 
Bussell street, between Sullivan street and Pearl street. Profile 

of curb for proposed grade. 
Rutherford aveyiue, between Chapman street and Devens street. 

Plan showing estates for assessment. 
Union street, beto'een Rutherford avenue and Washington street. 

Profile of curb for proposed grade. 

ROXBURY. 

(South of Massachusetts avenue.) 

Bellevue street, at Park street. Plan and profile for proposed 
grade. 

Bickford street. Centre street to Bromley park. Plan for side- 
walk assessment. 

Chisholm park, off Warren street. Plan and profile for laying 
out and established grade. 

Clifton street, Shirlej' street to Burrill street. Plan and profile 
for revised grade. 

Bale street, easterly corner Regent street. Plan and profile for 
proposed grade. 



i 



Engineering Department. 99 

Gardner street^ Roxbury street to Centi'e street. Plan and pro- 
file for proposed grade. 

Gay Head street^ Centre street to Minden street. Plan for side- 
walk assessment. 

Harrison avemce, No. 935 to 947. Plan showing elevation of 
buildings. 

Harrison avenue, Thorndike street to Eustis street. Plan and 
profile for proposed grade. 

Haviland street, southerly side, Turner street to Hemenway 
street. Plan for sidewalk assessment. 

Highland street, Cedar street to Marcella street. Plan and pro- 
file for proposed grade. 

Homestead street, Humboldt avenue to Elm Hill avenue. Plan 
and profile for laying out and established grade. 

Homestead street. Walnut avenue to Humboldt avenue. Plan for 
sidewalk assessment. 

Howard street, Hampden street to Gerard street. Plan and pro- 
file for revised grade. 

Hunneman street, easterly corner Washington street. Plan and 
profile for revised grade. 

Hunneman street, Washington street to Albany street. Plan for 
sidewalk assessment. 

Island street, Massachusetts avenue to Magazine street. Plan 
and profile for laying out and established grade. 

Kensingtoyi street, northeasterly side, Kingsbury street to Elmore 
street. Plan for sidewalk assessment. 

Marcella street, Washington street to Ritchie street. Plan for 
sidewalk assessment. 

3farcella street, between Highland street and Ritchie street. Plan 
of Marcella-street Home. 

Keiohnry street. No. 329 to 355. Plan for sidewalk assessment. 

JVbr/ol/c avenue, Hampden street to Gerard street. Plan and 
profile for proposed grade. 

Norfolk avenue and Clayton place. Plan of land taken for 
school purposes. 

Parker Hill, Parker Hill avenue to Colburn street. Plan showing 
top of bank. 

Parker Hill avenue, Huntington avenue to bend. Plan for side- 
walk assessment. 

Regent street, at Dale street. Plan and profile for proposed 
grade. 

Puggles street, Halleck street to Parker street. Plan for side- 
walk assessment. 
TJiorndike street. No. 15 to 39. Plan showing elevation of 

buildings. 
Tremont street, northwesterly side, Camden street to car house. 

Plan and profile for proposed grade. 
Warren street, Regent street and St. James street. Plan of 

Park at junction, showing sidewalks and proposed grade. 
Washington street, Elmore street to Townsend street. Plan and 
profile for proposed grade. 



100 City Document No. 15. 

Westland avenue, Massachusetts avenue to Hemenway street. 

Plan for sidewalk assessment. 
Whittier strett, Tremont street to Columbus avenue. Plan and 

profile for revised grade, also plan for sidewalk assessment. 
Worthington street, Longwood avenue to Fenway. Plan showing 

estates to be assessed. 

Dorchester. 

Adams street, at Meeting House Hill. Profile to fix grade. 

Ahnont street, Blue Hill avenue to Walk Hill street. Plan and 
profile for laying out and established grade. 

Ashniont street, at Ashmont park. Plan showing location of 
cmb and trees. 

Athelwold street, Kilton street to Millet street. Plan and pro- 
file for revising grade. 

Charles street, Dorchester avenue to Geneva avenue. Plan for 
sidewalk assessment. 

Dacia street, Dewey street to Ingleside street. Plan for side- 
walk assessment. 

Ehno street, at Erie street and Washington street. Plan for 
relocation. 

Elmo street, Erie street to Greenwood street. Plan for side- 
walk assessment. 

Freeport street. Mill street to Union street. Plan and profile 
for relocation. 

Freeport street and. Tenean street, at northeast corner. Plan 
of proposed city lot. 

Harvard street, at railroad bridge. Plan and profile for reloca- 
tion. 

Head street, at Westville street. Plan of school lot. 

Kilton street. Harvard street to Park street. Additions to plan 
and profile for laying out and established grade. 

Mt. Bo^mloin terrace, Bullard street to Eldon street. Plan and 
profile for laying out and established grade. 

Norfolk street, at railroad bridge. Plan and profile for reloca- 
tion. 

Norwood street, Freeport street to Walnut street. Plan and 
profile for laying out and established grade. 

Oakland street, at southwest corner of Rockdale street. Plan 
showing estates for assessment. 

Oakland street, at southwest corner of Rockdale street. Plan 
and profile for relocation. 

Pierce avenue, Neponset avenue to Plain street. Plan and pro- 
file for proposed extension. 

Rockdale street. Savin Hill avenue to Springdale street. Plan 
and profile for laying out and established grade. 

Sampson street, Adams street to Newhall street. Plan and pro- 
file for laying out and estabUshed grade. 

Southern avenue, near Darling street. Plan for school lot. 

Tenean street, east side. Plan of proposed city lot. 



Engineering Department. 101 

Van Winkle street, at Shawmut Branch Railroad. Plan for pro- 
posed crossing. 

Westtoood street^ Geneva avenue to Richfield street. Plan and 
profile for laying out and estabhshed grade. 

Wheatland avenue, Kilton street to Washington street. Plan 
for sidewalk assessment. 



West Roxbury. 

Angell street, from Blue Hill avenue to Canterbury street. Plan 

showing estates for assessment. 
Ashland street, from Brown avenue, northwesterly. Plan and 

profile to fix grade. 
Brown avenue, between Seymour street and Ashland street. 

Plan and profile to fix grade. 
Brookfield street, from South street to South Fairview street. 

Plan and profile showing revised grade as decreed by the 

Superior Court. 
Canterbury street, plan of land purchased for addition to Mt. 

Hope Cemetery. 
Central street, from Centre street to the railroad. Plan and pro- 
file for laying out and established grade. 
Centre street, westerly corner of Hastings street. Plan of land 

belonging to the City of Boston. 
Centre street, at May street. Plan showing estates for assessment. 
Harvard street, at Austin Farm. Studies made for grading 

about new buildings. 
Jordan street, from Lagrange street to Dent street. Plan and 

profile showing revised grade as decreed by the Superior 

Court. 
La Grange street, from Centre street to Pleasant street. Plan and 

profile showing revised grade as decreed by the Superior 

Court. 
Lochstead avenue, from Centre street to Jamaicaway. Plan and 

profile for laying out and established grade. 
Perkins street, from Day street to Jamaicaway. Plan showing 

estates for assessment. 
Pond street, from May street to Arborway. Plan and profile 

showing edgestone. 
Powell street, from Summer street to Cass street. Plan and pro- 
file showing revised grade as decreed by the Superior Coxu't. 
Robert street, from Brandon street to South street. Plan and 

profile for laying out as decreed liy the Superior Court. 
Robimoood avenue, from Centre street to Rockview street. Plan 

showing estates for assessment. 
South street, footway at RosKndale Station. Plan showing estate 

for assessment. 
South Convxiy street, from South street to Robert street. Plan 

and profile for laying out and estabhshed grade as decreed 

by the Superior Court. 



102 City Document No. 15. 

South Fairview street^ from South street to South Walter street. 

Plan and profile showing revised grade as decreed by the 

Superior Court. 
South Walter street, from South street to South Fairview street. 

Plan and profile showing revised grade as decreed by the 

Superior Court. 
Spring street, from Centre street to Gardner street. Plan show- 
ing estates for assessment. 
Summer street, at Powell street. Plan and profile showing 

revised grade as decreed by the Superior Court. 
Walk Hill street, from Morton street to Washington street. 

Plan showing estates for assessment. 
Walter street, from Centre street to South street. Plan showing 

estates for assessment. 
Williams street, from Washington street to Call street. Plan 

showing estates for assessment. 

Brighton. 

Brackett street, from Washington street to Faneuil street. Plan 

showing estates for assessment. 
Brooks street, extension from Holton street to North Beacon 

street. Plans showing estates for assessment. 
Cambridge street, southerly side, between Charles river and the 

Boston & Albany Railroad. Plan for sidewalk assessment. 
Chester street, from Brighton avenue to Gardner street. Plan 

for sidewalk assessment. 
Eleanor street, from Cambridge street to Ridgemont street. Plan 

for sidewalk assessment. 
Bssex street, from Commonwealth avenue to the Cambridge line. 

Plan and profile for construction. 
Frayiklin street, from Cambridge street to Lincoln street. Plan 

and profile for relocation and established grade. 
Gordon street, westerly side, between Cambridge street and 

Pomeroy street. Plan for sidewalk assessment. 
North Harvard street, at Soldiers' Field. Plan showing pro- 
posed exchange of land between Harvard College and the 

City of Boston. 
Ridgemont street, entire street. Plan for sidewalk assessment. 
Snow street, from Washington street to Union street. Plan 

showing estates for assessment. 
Surrey street, extension to Oakland street. Plan and profile for 

proposed laying out and established grade. 



Engineering Department. 103 



APPENDIX D. 



LIST OF STREETS WHERE ESTATE MEASUREMENTS HAVE 
BEEN OBTAINED FOR THE SEWER DIVISION OF THE 
STREET DEPARTMENT FOR SEWER ASSESSMENTS, FROM 
FEBRUARY 1, 1903, TO FEBRUARY 1, 1904. 

Boston Proper. 
(North of Massachusetts avenue.) 

Albion street. Dover street to Compton .street. 

Brighton street. Chambers street to Milton street. 

Fleet street. North street to Commercial street. 

Hale street. Old part. 

Hale street. Extension to South Margin street. 

JVorman street. From Green street, 100 feet north. 

North street. Fleet street to Clark street. 

Passagetcay. East from Exeter street, between Boylston street 

and Blagden street. 
Passageway. Between Wellington street and Massachusetts 

avenue. 
iSouth street. Kneeland street to Beach street. 
Tyler street. Kneeland street to Beach street. 

South Boston. 

Atlantic street. Between East Eighth street and Columbia road. 
F street. Between West First street and West Second street. 
Q street. Between I^ast Third street and East Broadway. 
iSwalloio street. Between N street and O street. 
yicksh^irg street. Between East First street and East second 
street. 

East Boston. 

Butler avenue. Saratoga street to Faxon street. 

Chelsea street. One hundred feet east and west of Glendon 

place. 
Orient avenue. Walley street to Cosmos street. 
Wordstoorth street. Bennington street to Boston, Revere Beach 

«fe Lynn Railroad. 



104 City DocuxMent No. 15. 



Charlestown. 

Alford street. Mystic river to Everett boundary line. 

Concord street. Monument street to No. 25. 

Dorrance street. Mystic street to Arlington avenue. 

Herdey street. Clielsea street to Navj^ Yard. 

Holand street. Boston & Maine Railroad to Somerville boundary 

line. 
Mussell street. Auburn street to Oak street. 

ROXBURY. 

(South of Massachusetts avenue.) 

JBlandford street. Commonwealth avenue to Boston &, Albany 

Railroad. 
Copeland street. Warren street to Moreland street. 
Ciimmington street. Blandford street to Lawton street. 
Davenport street. Columbus avenue to Tremont street. 
Dil'.oorth street. Camden street to Northampton street. 
Dunreath street. Warren street to Aspen street. 
Fisher avenue. Hayden street to Bucknam street. 
Gainsborough street. St. Botolph street to New York, New 

Haven & Hartford Railroad. 
Halleck street. Caldwell street to Prentiss street. 
Pickering ave?iue. Off Walnut avenue. 
Washington place. Off Roxbury street. 

Dorchester. 

Adams street. Dorchester avenue to Medway street. 

Ashmont street. Adams street to Dorchester avenue. 

Astoria street. From Tileston street 500 feet west. 

Ballou avenue. From Mascot street 400 feet east. 

Barnes street. Dorchester avenue to Shawmut Branch Railroad. 

Blanche street. Greenhill street to Preston street. 

Bloomington street. Stockmeath street to Tolman street. 

Bullard street. Bowdoin avenue to Rosseter street. 

Charlotte street. Blue Hill avenue to Bradshaw street. 

Chickatawbut street. Glide street to Neponset avenue. 

Claybourne street. Dakota street to Tonawanda street. 

Cottage terrace. East Cottage street to Marshfield street. 

Elder street. Columbia road to Humphreys street. 

Elmo7it street. Faxon street to Waterlow street. 

Florida street. Ashmont street to Tcmpleton street. 

Fox street. Adams street to Percival street. 

Geneva avenue. From Blue Hill avenue 500 feet east. 

Greenhalge street. Columbia road to Roseclair street. 

Giistin street. From Rosemont street 300 feet south. 

Jlatniltoti street. Columbia road to Mt. Everett street. 

Harvard street. Blue Hill avenue to Vaughan street. 

Johnston road. From Blue Hill avenue west. 



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Engineering Department. 105 

Kineo street. Magnolia street to Mascoma street. 

Marshjield street. Cottage terrace to Norfolk avenue. 

Mascoma street. Lawrence avenue to Quincy street. 

Mattapan street. Almont street to Blue Hill avenue. 

Millet street. Athelwold street to Harvard street. 

Minot place. From Minot street. 

Monson street. Sturbridge street to Temple street. 

Morton street. River street to Sanford street. 

Northara Park. Dorchester avenue to Shawmut Branch Railroad. 

Oak avenue. Adams street to Plain street. 

Oak terrace. Birch street to Lyons street. 

Oakland street. River street to Rockville street. 

Park street. Beach street to Freeport street. 

Mich street. Delhi street to West Selden street. 

River street. Idaho street to Washington street. 

Mockdale street. From Oakland street. 

Pockville street. From Blue Hill avenue. 

Poseclair street. Boston street to Dorchester avenue. 

Rug gles place and vicinity. 

Sheridan street. From Minot street. 

Stanwood street. From Columbia road. 

Stockmeath street. Bloomington street to Eaton street. 

*S'^. Margaret street. Boston street to Roseclair street. 

Stratton street. From Blue Hill avenue. 

Temple street. Monson street to River street. 

Tileston avenue. Blue Hill avenue to Mattapan street. 

Wales plac. Geneva avenue to Westwood street. 

Washington court. From Minot street. 

Wayland street. Dacia street to Howard avenue. 

Woodlawn avenue. Delhi street to West Selden street. 

West Roxbuby. 

Aldrich street. From Belgrade avenue to Beech street. 
Atigustus avenue. From Whitford street, southerly. 
Bellevue avenue. From Cedar avenue to Washington street. 
Centre street. From Hewlett street to Centre street. 
Cleaves street. From School street to Columbus avenue. 
Knoll street. From Selwyn street, northerly. 
Powell street. From Summer street to Cass street. 
Whitford street. From Augustus avenue to Kittredge street. 

Brighton. 

Dighton place. Entire street. 

Summit avenue. From Commonwealth avenue to AUston street. 



106 



City Document No. 15. 



APPENDIX E. 



Engineering Department Property Schedule, Main Office. 


1 horse. 


13,896 plans engineering works, 


2 carriages. 


loose. 


1 sleigh. 


14 volumes plans engineering 


2 harnesses. 


works, bound. 


3 robes. 


Photographs of engineering 


Instruments for drawing. 


works. 


Instruments for surveying, as fol 


1 microscope. 


lows: 


1 mercurial barometer. 


2 Temple transits. 


1 aneroid barometer. 


7 Buff & Berger transits. 


1 holosteric barometer. 


1 Berger & Sons transit. 


1 set hydrometers. 


1 P. & R. Wittstock transit. 


1 hygrometer. 


8 Gurley transits. 


1 pair field glasses. 


1 Keuffel & Esser leyel. 


3 typewriters. 


2 Temple levels. 


2 dynamometers. 


4 Buff & Berger levels. 


1 pantagraph. 


7 Gurley levels. 


3 calculating machines. 


13 Boston rods. 


1 volt meter. 


4 New York rods. 


1 comptometer. 


10 Troy rods. 


2 thermophones. 


4 Philadelphia rods. 


2 cameras. 


Apparatus for blue printing. 


1 planimeter. 


Cases for plans and books. 


1 Bourdon pressure gauge. 


Reference library, 1,407 volumes. 


1 Burroughs arithmometer. 


Surveyinc 


J Division. 


2 Temple transits. 


1 Moody level. 


1 Moody transit. 


18 Boston rods. 


4 Buff & Berger transits. 


7 pipe rods. 


2 Berger & Sons transits. 


32,924 plans. 


1 Buff & Buff transit. 


3,806 lithographed maps. 


1 Stackpole transit. 


1 pantagraph. 


1 Troughton & Sims transit. 


3 planimeters. 


1 P. & R, Wittstock transit. 


1 Federal blue printing machine, 


7 Buff & Berger levels. 


No. 10. 



Engineering Department. 107 



APPENDIX F. 



Elevations referred to Boston City base. * (The City base is 0.64 feet 
below mean low tide.) 
Feet. 

0.00 City base. 
15.66 Highest tide, April 16, 1851. 
15.45 Coping old dry dock, Charlestown Navy Yard, at left 

of entrance. 
15.11 Coping old dry dock, Charlestown Navy Yard, new 

bench, over crowfoot. 
12.24 Greatest elevation of high tide, per United States Tide 
Tables, .January 14, 15, 1903 (11.6 + 0.64)= 12.24. 
8.54 Least elevation of high tide, per United States Tide 
Tables, February 21, 22, March 22, 1903 (7.9 + 0.64) 
= 8.54. 
2.34 Greatest elevation of low tide, per United States Tide 
Tables, April 21, 1903 (1.7 + 0.64) = 2.34. 
— 1.46 Least elevation of low tide, per United States Tide 
Tables, January 14, 15, 1903 (— 2.1 + 0.64)=— 1.46. 
*0.64 Mean low tide. 

5.00 Piles cut off for building. 
10.00 Water works base (approximate tide-marsh level). 
— 4.98 Cambridge City base. 
0.38 South Boston flats base. 

9.82 South Boston base, formerly in use, but now abandoned. 
— 100.00 MetropoUtan Sewerage base. 
— 100.00 Charles River Dam Commission base. 
0.64 Somerville City base. 
0.60 Harbor and Land Commission base. 

Brookline, Newton, Waltham and Watertown use the 
Boston City base. The Metropolitan Park and 
Water Commissions also use the Boston City base. 

*Mean low water .Tanuary, 1903. Computed from tidal obsei'vatlons taken during 
the year 1«02, at tlie Charlestown Navy Yard, is 0.79 feet above Boston City base. 

John R. Freeman in Rei)ort on Charles River Dam, 1903, page 570. 

Navy Yard base above Boston base is 0.58 

Mean High Water above Boston base .... 10.63 

Mean Low Water above Boston base 0.79 

Mean range of tide 9.84 

Mean Sea Level above Boston base 5.71 

Definition of Boston City base: Boston City base is a datum plane 15 feet above the 
average height of the sill of the Charlestown Dry Dock. (Page 552.) 



108 



City Document No. 15. 



The following tidal records may be of interest : 
High Tides. 



Feet. 



Date. 



Where Taken. 



By Whom. 



14.12 


Jan. 


23, 


15.20 


Nov. 


27, 


15.11 


Nov. 


27, 


15.27 


Nov. 


27, 


15.00 


Nov. 


27, 


14.97 


Nov. 


27, 


14.98 


Nov. 


27, 


14.71 


Nov. 


27, 


14.76 


Nov. 


27, 


14.92 


Nov. 


27, 


15.00 


Nov. 


27, 


14.77 


Nov. 


27 


14.94 


Nov. 


27, 


14.75 


Nov. 


27, 


14.74 


Nov. 


27, 


15.04 


Nov. 


27, 


13.72 


Nov. 


8, 


13.95 


May 


20, 


14.14 


Nov. 


25, 


14.40 


Nov. 


25, 


14.25 


Nov. 


25, 


14.16 


Nov. 


25, 


14.17 


Nov. 


£5, 


14.17 


Nov. 


25, 


14.10 


Nov. 


25, 


14.11 


Nov 


25, 


14.21 


Nov 


25, 


14.23 


Nov. 


25, 


13.60 


Dec. 


14. 


13.00 


Feb. 


17, 


13.40 


Jan, 


14. 



1898 
1898 
1898 
1898 
1898 
1898 
1898 



1898 
1898 
1898 
1898 
1898 
1H98 
1900 
1901 
1901 
1901 
1901 
1901 
1901 
1901 
1901 
1901 
1901 
1901 
1902 
1903 
1904 



Mt. Washington-avenue bridge.. 

Neponset bridge, Dorchester 

Commercial Point, Dorchester. . . 

Fox Point, Dorchester 

Fort Point channel R.B. bridge.. 
Mt. Washington-avenue bridge.. 

Long wharf 

Sargent's wharf 

South Ferry, East Boston 

Jeffery's Point, East Boston 

Deer Island, Mel. sewer station. 

Charles-river bridge 

Warren bridge 

West Boston bridge 

Essex-street bridge 

North Harvard-street bridge 

Maiden bridge 

Maiden bridge 

Savin Hill, Dorchester 

Mt. Washington-avenue bridge. . 

Summer-street bridge 

South Ferry, City Proper 

South Ferry, East Boston 

Jeffrey's Point, East Boston 

Deer Island, Met. sewer station. 

North Ferry, East Boston 

North Ferry, City Proper 

Maiden bridge 

North Ferry, City Proper 

North Ferry, City Proper 

North Ferry, City Proper 



A. B. Corthell. 
Joseph Dolan 

B. K. Berg. 
H. E. Stevens. 
L. B. Bidwell. 
A. B. Corthell. 
H. W. Johnson. 
W. A. Rogers. 
Gateman. 

A. A. Martin. 
J. B. Black. 
M. G. Woodward. 
Drawtender. 
M. F. Corkery. 
Howard Burgess. 
W. T. Pierce. 
F. P. Spalding. 
F. P. Spalding. 
M. Edmonds. 
R. G. Baker. 
T. H. Sexton. 
.J. H. Edmonds. 
J. H. Edmonds. 
W. F. Ryder. 
Self-recording gage. 
J. H. Edmonds. 
F. P. Spalding. 
H. H. McNerlin. 
J. H. Edmonds. 
J. H. Edmonds. 
J. H. Edmonds. 



Low Tides. 



5.60 



Nov. 27, 1898 
Feb. 3, 1900 
Feb. 3, 1900 



Deer Island, Met. sewer station 

South Boston station, Edison Electric. 
Deer Island 



Self-recording gage. 
D. A. Harrington. 
Self-recording gage. 



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APPENDIX H. 



(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 pubUc works of the city which properly come 
under the direction of a civil engineer ; shall make such surveys, 
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 com- 
missioners, 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 structures, 
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 sur- 
vej^or 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. 



Ill 



APPENDIX I. 



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 monument 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 


9 
8 
3 
3 
3 
2 
8 

13 
4 
7 
3 
5 
5 
6 
8 
4 

14 


10-53-46 
] 1-09-47 
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 
11-4.3-12 
11-39-68 
11-51-54 


1888 


3 

7 
4 

1 

8 
6 

8 

13 

8 


11 40 57 


1872 


1889 




1873 


1890 


11-39 56 


1874 


1891 


11-49 30 


1875 


1892 




1876.. 


1893 


12 32 20 


1877 


1894 




1878 


1895 




1879 


1896 




1880 


1897 


12-04-37 


1881 


1898 

1899 


12-34-34 


1882 




1883 


1900 


12-33-45 


1884 


1901 

1902 




1885 


12-44-44 


1886 


1903 


12-43-42 


1887 











112 City Document No. 15. 



APPENDIX J. 



A supplementary list of maps relating to Boston, subse- 
quent to 1600, copies of which are in possession of collectors 
of the same. 

1609 

Lescarbot, Mabous. 

Nouvelle France, nunc primum delin* aut publicauit, donait, Ian 
Sweline fecit. I. Millot excudit. Size, 6fX16| inches. Scale 
(computed), 35 miles to an inch. 

In Nova Francla, or the description of that part of New France which is continent 
with Virginia [Marcus Lescarbot]. Translated out of the French into English by P. 
E. Printed by Andrew Hebb and to be sold at the Sign of the Bell in Paul's Church 
Yard. London [1609], p. 136. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 



Same 

A reproduction In Popham Memorial. Portland, 1863. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

1610 

Michel, Jean. 

Carte de I'Amerique. Carte pour servir a IMntelligence du memolre 
sur la Peschedes Molues par Jean IMichel en 1510. Copie de Torigi- 
nal. Size, 4|X6J inches. French Documents, Vol. 3, p. 345. 

Copied from a manuscript map at the Depot des Cartes. It shows CapeMallebarre, 
Accadie, Baccalaeos, Golf de St. Laurent, Sadouseac, I. de Teerre Neuve, Bank, and a 
vessel. 

Massachusetts State Archives. 

Same 4310.160 

In Winsor (Justin) Narrative and Critical History of America. Vol. 4, p. 143. 

Boston Public Library. 

1612 

Champlain, Samuel ue. 

Carte geographique de la Nouvelle Franse faictte par le sieur de 
Champlain tongois cappitaine ordnaire pour le Roy en la Marine 
faict Ten 1612. Size, 16|X30 inches. Scale (computed), 20 lieuex 
to an inch. 

Reproduction in Voyages of Champlain. English translation by Prof. Charjes 
Pomeroy Otis. Edited by Rev. Edmund Farwell Slafter. Published by Prince 
Society, 1882. Vol. 3, p. 228. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Same 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 



Engineering Department. 113 

1613 

CiiAMPLAiN, Samuel de. 

Carte geographique de la Nouvelle franse en son vray nieridien 
faictte par le S' Champlain Cappi"<^ po' le Roy en la Marine, 1613. 
Size, 9f X 12| inches. Scale (computed), 31 lieuex to an inch. 

Reproduction in Voyages of Clmniplaiu. English translation by Prof. Charles 
roinerov Otis. Edited by Rev. Edmund Farwell Slafter. Published by Prince 
Society,'l88-2. Vol. 3, p. 2'2S. 

Same 



Essex Institute, Salem. 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 

1614 

NiEV Nederlandt. 

Size, lt3f X 24f inches. Scale (computed), 10 Duytsche mylen to 
an inch. " Copee d'apres Toriginal par P. H. Loffett Juillet, 1841." 
Lith. 

" The Original Carte Figurative, of which the above is an accurate Fac Simile, was 
found on tlie 26 June, IS-il, in the Loket-Kas of the States General in the Royal 
Archives at Ttie Hague. It was annexed to the Memorial presented to the States 
General on the ISth August, 1610, by the ' Bewindhebbera van Nieuw Nederlandt,' 
praying for a Special Octroy according to the Placaart of 27th March, 1H14, and is 
referred to in tiie Memorial as showing the extent of the discoveries made by Schippcr 
Cornelius Hendricx, z. of Munniliendam in a small yacht of 8 lasts burden, named 
The Onrust, which the Memorialists had caused to be built in New Netherlands. The 
Hague, 27 Juh", 1841. J. Eomain Brodhead, agent for the State ol New Yorlj." Lith. 
of Sarony & Co., New Yorli,in Documents Relating to the Colonial History of New 
York by .John Romayu Brodliead. Edited hj Edmund Bailey O'Callaghan. Vol. 1, 
page 13. Albany, 18.i6. For notes on map see in same page 12, etc., Brodhead's History 
of New York, Vol. 1, p. 759, and Wlnsor's Memorial Historv of Boston, Vol. 1, p. 56. 

*2390.2 
Boston Public Library. 

Same 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 



Same 



In O'Callaghan (Edmund Bailey) History of New Netherlands. Vol. 1, front. 
Second edition, 1855. " 2371.3=**G3625.4 

Boston Public Library. 

Same . 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Same. Reduced reproduction. Size, 6fX8i inches. Scale (com- 
puted), 28 Duytsche mylen to an inch. 

In Janvier (Thomas A.) The Dutch Founding of New York. Harper Brothers. 
London and New York, 1903, p. 20. *4478.39 

Boston Public Library. 

Same. Size, 16fX20 inches. Scale (computed), 10 Duytsche mylen 
to an inch. 

" Litliographed in fac-simile by C. & W. Endicott, New York, from the original 
map (cojiy of the) deposited in the Office of the Secretary of State at Albany." 

In O'Callaghan (Edmund Bailey) History of New Netherlands. New York, 1846. 
Vol. 1, front. Slightly different in detail, giving the English in place of tlie Dutch 
words In the note. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Same (loose map) 

John W. Farwell, Boston. 

Same. Reproduction of part of. Size, 5^X5^ inches. 
In Winsor (Jubtin) Memorial History of Boston. Vol. 1, p. 57. 

Enyineeriny Department (Surveying Division). 

Same 4451.61 

Boston Public Library. 



114 City Document No. 15. 



1614-1616 

Smith, Captayn John. 

New England (First state) Observed and described by Captayn John 
Smith. The most remarqueable parts thus named by the high and 
mighty Prince Charles, Prince of Great Britain. Simon Pasoeus 
Sculpsit. Kobert Gierke Excudit. Printed by Geor : Low, London, 
Size, llfX13|| inches. Scale (computed), 5 leagues to an inch. 
A reprint by Charles A. Swett, in Deane (Cbas.) reprint of "New England 
Trials." ***4505.7 

Boston Public Library. 

Same 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Same (loose map) • 

American Antiquarian Society. 

Same. (Second state.) SizellfXlSJ. 

Drawn by J. Eddv. Pendleton's Lithography, Boston, in reprint of Advertise- 
ments in Collections of Mass. Hist. Society, Vol. 3, 3d series, 1833, p. 8. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Same. Photo-lithograph. Size, 7X8J inches. 

In Palfrey (John G.) History of New England, 1859. Vol. 1, p. 94. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 



Same, part of. Size, 2X2 inches. 

ankin Histor 

Boston Public Library. 



In Toomey (John J.) (Edward P. B.) Rankin History of South Boston, 1901, p. 2. 

4452.155 



1624 

Same (Fourth state). 

A fac-simile in an original 1632 edition of Smith's General Historie of Virginia, 
New England and the summer isles. 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 

Same 

In Arber (Edward) reproduction of Capt. John Smith's works, the English Scholars' 
Library No. 16. Birmingham, 1884, p. 695, in the General Historie of Virginia, New 
England, and the Summer Isles. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Alexander, Sir William. 

[Map of New England, etc.] Size, 9|X12f inches. 

In Purchas (Samuel) His Pilgrimes. London, W. Stansby, for H. Fetherstone, 
1626, Vol. 4, bet. pp. 1872-3 (two copies). 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Same (loose map) 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Same 

In Slafter (Rev. Edmund Farwell) Sir "William Alexander. Boston, Prince Society, 
1873, p. 216. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Same 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 

Same (part of) 

In Thornton (John 'Wingate) The landing at Cape Ann. Boston, 1854. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Same 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 



Engineering Department. 115 

1626 

Smith, Captayn John. 
New England (Fifth state). 

In the General historic of Virginia, New England and the summer isles. London, 
1626. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

1627 

Smith, Captayn John. 
New England (Sixth state). 

In the General historie of Virginia, New England and the summer isles. London, 
1632. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

1630-1645 

Lamb, George. 

A series of plans of Boston, showing existing ways and owners of 
property, from December 25, 1630, to December 25, 1645, inclusive. 
Compiled by George Lamb, 1903. 16 sheets and title page. Size of 
sheets, 12^X17 inches. Scale, 600 feet to an inch. Blue prints. 

Compiled from Book of possessions, town records, Massachusetts Bay records, 
Savage's Winthrop, Lechford's diary, Aspinwall's notarial book, and Suffolk 
County deeds. A limited number of copies (16) were struck off and original plates 
destroyed. 

Engineering Department {Surveying Division). 

Same 

City Registrar's Office, Boston. 
tt 

Boston Public Library. 
(I 

Massachusetts State Library. 
(i 

Boston Athenaeum. 
11 

Library of Congress. 
ti 

Harvard College Library. 

n 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 
Neio England Historic Genealogical Society. 

1630-1880 

WiNsoR, Justin. 

Boston Old and New. 1630-1880. Ileliotype Printing Co., Boston. 
8|fXllxV inches. Scale (computed), size, about 850 feetto an inch. 
Shows Boston proper, as far south as Dover street. The map of Boston, 1880, by the 
Boston Map Co., was used as abase; on this map was platted in color the original 
peninsula; and by colors are shown the original hills and slopes, level ground, 
marsli anil swamps, springs and early streets, also a number of the points of interest 
of early days. In Winsor (Justin) Memorial History of Boston, Vol. 1, front. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Same 

In Lodge (Henry Cabot) Boston. Longman, Green & Co., London and New 
York, 1892. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 



116 City Document No. 15. 

1632 

Champlain, Samuel de. 

Carte de la Nouvelle France .... faictt Tan 1632 par le Sieur de 
Champlain. Size, 20^X33^ inches. 
Reproduction in Voyages of Chaxuplain. Prince Society, 1880, Vol. 1, p. 321. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Same 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 

1633 

Wood, William. 

Map of Massachusetts, 1633. Size, 7XlOi inches. Scale (computed), 
18 miles to an inch. 

Reprint of New EnglaniVs Prospect under title Description of Massachusetts. In 
Young (Alexander) Chronicles of the First Planters of Massachusetts Bay from 1623 
to 1636. Boston, Little, Brown & Co., 1846. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Same 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 



1633-7 

WiNTHROP, John. 

[A chart of Massachusetts bay,] [Boston, 1633-7.] Size, 14iX20i 
inches. Scale (computed), 2.8 Italian miles to an inch. 

A photographic copy from Trustees of the Boston Public Library. For description 
see Mass. Hist. Soc. proc, Sec. 2, Vol. 1, p. 211; Winsor's Narrative and Critical His- 
tory of America, 1889, Vol. 3, p. 381; Green's Some Remarks on the Waters- Winthrop 
Map; Green's Ten Fac-similes Relating to New England. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Same. Heliotype reproduction from the Winsor plate. Size, 
12iX17i inches. Scale (computed), 3.4 Italian miles to an 
inch. 

Two copies unmounted. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Same 

In Green (Samuel A.) Ten fac-simlles relating to New England. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Same ..... 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

1634 

Wood, William. 

The South Part of New England, as it is planted this yeare, 1634. 
Size, 6f|X101- inches. 
In reprint of New England's Prospect by Prince Society. Boston, 1865. Vol. 1. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Same 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 

Same 

In Boynton (E. Moody) Reprint of New England's Prospect. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 



Engineering Department. 117 



1634. — Continued. 

Same. Size, 4fX0i inches. 

With Kei>rint of William Wood, New England's Prospect. In Palfrey (John G.) 
History of New England. Boston, 1859. Vol. 1, p. 360. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Same 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 

Same. Size, 6|X8| inches. 

In Stark (.James H.) Antique Views of Boston, 1882. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Same 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 

1635 

Wood, William. 

The South Part of New England as it is planted this yeare, 1635. 
Size, 7xVX10j''i; inches. 
In Wood (William) New England's Prospect. London, I. Bellamie, 1635. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 



Same 



Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 

Smith, Captayn John. 

New England (Tenth state). Size, 12X13f inches. Scale (com- 
puted), .5 leagues to an inch. 
In Veazie (William) Reprint of Advertisements to the Unexperienced Planters 
of New England or anywhere. Boston, 1865. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Same 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Same 

In .JennesB (John Scribner) Isles of Shoals. New York, 1873. 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 

Same (portion only). Size, 3iX5| inches. 

In Stark (James H.) Antique views of Boston. Boston, Photo-electrotype Engrav- 
ing Company, 1882, p. 84. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Same 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 

1636 

Jansonius, Johannes. 

Nova Anglia Novum Belgium et Virginia. Size, 14iX18f inches. 
Amstelodami, Johannes Jansonius, excudit. 

In Gerardi Mercatoris Atlas or a Geographicke description of the regions, countries, 
and klngdomes of the World. The second volume translated by Henry Hexham, 
Quarter-Master to the Regiment of Col. Goring. Limtimbus— typis aneis. Hendrici 
Hondii, Amstelodami, 1636, bet. pages 441 and 2. 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 

Nova Belgia et Nova Anglia. Size 14iX 19 inches. Scale (computed), 
50.32 miles to an inch. French maps. Vol. 1, p. 7. 

Massachusetts State Archives. 



118 City Document No. 15. 



1650 



New England. Size 7i-X9| inches. French Docs. Vol. 2, p. 161. 

A MS. copy of a portion of a MS. map of North America, dated 1650. 

Massachusetts State Archives. 



1653 

ViSSCHERO, JOANNIS. 

Nova Belgii, Novaeque Angliae non Partes Virginia Tabula multis 

in locis emendata a Joannis Visschero. Size, 5fX6f inches. 24 

miliaria, Germanica communia = 1 inch. 

In Janvier (Thomas A.) The Dutch Founding of New York. New York and 

London, Harper & Bros., 1903. P. 112. 4478.39 

Boston Public Library. 
1660 

DONCKER, HeNDRICK. 

Pas Caert van Nieu Nederland, Virginia en Nien Engellant. Hen- 
drick Doncker, Amsterdam. Size, 17iX21 inches. Scale (com- 
puted), 9.7 miles to an inch. 
In Sea atlas, Amsterdam, 1660. Shows from Cape Ann to 36 N. lat. 

John Carter Broion Library. 

1675 

Seller, John. 

[Map of] New England. Size, 17X21i inches. 
From Seller (John) Atlas Marltinus or Sea Atlas, London. J. Darby, for the 
author, 1675. Photographic copy. 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 

1676 

New England and New York. 

F. Lamb, Sculp. Sold by Thomas Basset and Richard Chiswell 
(London). Size, 14iX19i inches. Scale (computed), .30.85 miles to 
an inch. 
In The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain, presenting an exact geography of 

the Kingdomes of England, Scotland and Ireland — as also a prospect of the most 

famous parts of the World, by .Tohn Speed, with many additions never before extant. 

London, printed for Thomas Bassett and Kichard Chiswell, 1676. *2280.2 

Boston Public Library. 

Same (cut from above) No. 40 in Map 57.3 

Boston Public Library. 

Same 

This copy was erroneously listed in the " List of Maps, 1903," under 1622. 

John Carter Brown Library. 

1677 

Hubbard, William. 

A map of New England, being the first that ever was here cut. 

[Boston, William Hubbard. 1677.] Printed by John Foster. 

(Pioneer printer in Boston). (White Hills). Size, 11^X15+ inches. 

Scale (computed), 14 miles to an inch. 
In Hubbard (William) A Narrative of the Troubles with the Indians. Boston, 
1677. Two copies. C.32.el9-G.746 

British Museum. 



Engineering Department. 119 

1G77. — Continued. 

Same 

In Mass. HiBt. Soc. proceedings, 2d series. 1890-91, p. 41. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Same, Size, ll^X 16 inches. Scale (computed), 13.9 miles to an inch. 
In Green (Samuel A.) Ten lac-simile reproductions relating to Old Boston and 
neighborhood. Boston, 1901. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Same 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Same (Wine hills). Size, lltX14| inches. Scale (computed), 14 

miles to an inch. 
In Hubbard (William) Narrative, etc. London, Thos. Parkhurst, 1677. 978d26 

British Museum. 

Same 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 

Same. Fac-simile. M. Swett. 1826. Pendleton. Lith. 
In Morton (Nathaniel) New England Memorial. 5th ed. 8°. Boston, 1826. Front. 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 

Same. 7fX10i inches. Scale (computed), 20 miles to an inch. 
In Palfrey (John G.) History of New England, 1864. Vol. 3, p. 155. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Same 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 

Same. Photo-lithograph . 

In Mass. Hist. Soc. proceedings, 2d series, 1887-89, p. 29. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Same 

In Green (Samuel A.) Ten fac-simile reproductions relating to old Boston and 
neighborhood. Boston, 1901. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Same 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Same (portion of). Size, 3iX3f inches. 

In Lossing (Benson J.) Field Book of the Revolution, Vol. 1, p. 446. *G. 3.52.21 

Boston Public Library. 

Same 

In Drake (Samuel G.) Nooks and Corners of the New England coast, 1875, p. 25. 
New England Historic Genealogical Society. 

1680 

(New England, Nova Scotia and adjoining parts of Canada.) Size, 
7fXl2i inches. French Docs. Vol. 3, p. 11. 

A MS. copy of MS. in Depot des cartes et plans. Bounds Port Royal, Bay de Cha- 
leurs, Montreal, New York. Shows " Baston," " Sclera," Dorchester, Nouvelle PU- 
mouth. 

Massachusetts State Archives. 

1681 

(Boston lovrer harbor.) Size 7fXllf inches. 

Maps and plans. Vol. 2, p. 25. 
A MS. map and shows " Nahat," "Nantascot" and islands. 

Massachusetts State Archives. 



120 City Document No. 15. 

1682 

Sellee, John. 

New England and New York. Size, 4^X5^ inches. Scale, 60 miles 
to an inch. 
In Seller (John) Atlas maritimuB. London, 1682. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

1688 

BliOMB, RiCHAKD. 

Nouvelle Angleterre et Nouvel York. Size, 6yVX6^| inches. 
Scale (computed), 15 lieues d'Angleterre et de France to an inch. 

In L'Ameriqxie Anglcise avec de nouvelles cartes de chacque isle et terres par 
Richard Blome. Traduit de L'Anglois a Amsterdam, chez Abraham Wolfgang, pr^s 
la Bourse, 1688, p. 627. 

Hon. Samuel A. Green, Boston. 

1689 

Thornton, John, and Will Fisher. 

Part of New England. Sold by J. Thornton, at ye Piatt in Mino- 
ries, and by Will Fisher, at ye Posturn gate on Tower-hill, London 
[1689?]. Size, 16fX18i inches. 
Shows from Casco bay to New London. In the English Pilot, fourth book [London 
1689?]. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 



Same . 
Photographic copy. 



Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 



Palfrey, John G. 

Map of New England. 1689. Palfrey, del. Size, 7|X9i inches. 
In Palfrey (John G.) History of New England. 1864. Vol. 3, front. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Same ' . 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 

NOLIN, I. B. 

Partie orientale du Canada ou de la Nouvelle France [as far south 
as the 32d parallel], avec la Nouvelle Angleterre la Nouvelle Ecosse, 
la Nouvelle Yorck et la Virginse. Dressse sur les memoires les plus 
nouveaux, par le P. Coronelli, cosmographe de la Serenis'" rep de 
Venise. Corigee et augumentee par le S''* Tallenim, et dediee a 
Monsieur I'Abbe Bavrand par sontres humble serviteur, I. B. Nolin. 
A Paris, 1689. Size, 17x22f inches. Scale (computed), 73.8 miles 
to an inch. French Maps, Vol. 1. 

Massachusetts State Archives. 

1690 

[Map of New England.] MS. copy. Size, 4fX6| inches. 

French docs.. Vol. 4, p. 8. 

With papers relating to a"Projet d'une expedition contre Marvat et Baston. A. 
Versailles le 10 Mar. 16U0." 

Massachusetts State Archives. 

D' Abbeville, Sanson. 

Boston harbor. Size, 4j-\X4i inches. Scale, 6 miles to an inch. 

Sub-map to Carte nouvelle de I'Amerique Angloise, etc. From Neptune Francois. 
Vol. 2. Amsterdam. 1700. Photographic copy. 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 



Engineering Department. 121 

1692 

Pound, Tiio. 

A new mapp of New England from cape Codd to cape Sables, de- 

scribeing all the sands, rocks and difficultys together with a sand 

draft of the Mattathusetts bay. Exactly surveyed by the author, 

Tho. Pound. J. llarris, sculp, col. 27X34 [London], P. Lea [etc., 

1692?]. 

Note. —This map Is dedicated to Charles, earl of Macclesfield, who was appointed 

privy councillor and lord president of tlie marches of Wales in Feb., 1688-9, and died 

Jan."7, l()93-4. Thomas Pound was commander of H. JM. Sloop Mary at Boston,. July 11 

to 27, 1688. He went on a piratical cruise Aug. 9, 1689, which ended Oct. 4 in his capture 

by Capt. Samuel I'ease of H. M. Sloop Mary. He was sentenced to be hung .Ian. 27, 

1689-90, but was reprieved and eventually escaped in the Rose frigate. May 19, reaching 

Falmouth, Kngland, .Julv 8. He was captain of the " Sally " Rose from Aug. 5, 1691, 

until the latter jiart of 1693. 

Besides the seacoast of New England, this map gives " Matthathusetts bay," with 
soundings and towns thereon, including Boston and suburbs. This includes about 
half the map. Photographic copy. 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline, 

Daux, Chevalier. 

Plan de Boston. Tire par la chevalier Daux envoye aux Iroquois 
par Mr. de Frontenac, lequel y a este retenu deux ans quarte mois 
prisonnier. 1G92. Traced from the original in the Depot des cartes 
de la marine at Paris by Alfred Greenough, architect, June, 1879. 
Reproduced in the Boston Public Library Bulletin, January, 1894. 
Size, 21f X29i inches. Scale, 1,000 feet to an inch. 

American Antiquarian Society. 

1693 

Franquelin, Jean Baptiste Louis. 

Carte de la ville, baye, et environs de Baston. Par Jean Baptiste 
Louis Franquelin. hydrog. du Roy, 1693. Verifiee par le Sr. de la 
Motte. Size, 23^X32 inches. Scale, 1 lieue=6| inches. 

Traced from the original in the D^pot des jartes de la marine, at Paris, and pre- 
sented to the Boston Public Library by Alfred Greenough, June, 1879. Reprint in 
Boston, 1630-1880. Boston, Rand, Avery & Co., Sept. 17, 1880. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 
MoRDEN, Robert. 

A new map of New England and New York. Size, 4|-X5i inches. 

Scale (computed), 60 nautical miles to an inch. 

In Geography Rectified or a description of the World. London. Printed for Robert 

Morden and Thomas Cockerell at the Atlas in Cornhill at the Three Legs in Poultry 

over against the Stocks market MDCXCIIL, p 606. *6287.1 

Boston Public Library. 
Same 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

1694 

SouTHAKE, Cap'. Cyprian. 

A draught of Boston harbor by Cap'. Cyprian Southake. Made by 
Augustine Fitzhugh anno 1694. (col.) Size 15X19 inches. Scale, 
about 1 mile to an inch. 

A manuscript copy made in City Engineer's office, of a manusciipt copy made by 
J. A. Burt, 12th August, 1884, from original in British Museum. 

Engineerinrj Department {Surveying Division.) 

Same. Size, 4X5f inches. Scale (computed), 3.4 miles to an inch. 

Reduced reproduction through courtesy of the Bostonlan Society. In year book 
of the Society of Colonial Wars In the "Commonwealth of Massachusetts for 1898. 
Boston. For the society, 1899. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Same. Size, 4f X6i inches. Scale (computed), 3 miles to an inch. 
In Proceedings of the Bostonlan Society, January, 1904. 

Bostonian Society. 



122 City Document No. 15. 



1696 

Fortifications, Boston, manuscript. Size, 12X13 inches. 

Lit. Vol. 70, p. 286. 
With " report of ye committee appointed to survey ye fortifications, July, 1696." 

Massachusetts State Archives. 

1696-1697 

Butcher, John. 

Dorchester Twelve Divisions. By John Butcher, 1696-7. Heliotype 
reproduction, Feb., 1891, of copy made by James Blake in 1726. 
Size, 16iX21f inches. Scale, 160 rods to an inch. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 



Same 



New England Historic Genealogical Society. 

1697 

Mather, Rev. Cotton. 

A correct map of New England and New York. Size, 10|X13|| 
inches. 

Mather (Rev. Cotton). Magnalia Cbristi American, Book 5. London, 1702. 
(Three copies) . 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Same 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 

1698 

Thornton, John, and Richard Mount. 

Boston harbor in New England. Size, Gj^gXlSi inches. Scale 
(computed), ly^g English miles to an inch. 

In the English Pilot, the fourth book. Printed for John Thornton, at the sign of 
England, Scotland and Ireland, in the Minories, and Richard Mount at the Postern 
on Tower hill, 1698; apparently the same as in the edition of 1689. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Same . 

Photographic copy from Library of Congress copy. 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 

1700 

A colored chart of the coast of Newfoundland, New Scotland, and New 
England. Drawn about 1700, on a scale of Hi leagues to an inch. 
Size, 18X23 inches. K. Mar. VII. 9 

British Museum. 

VOOGHT, C. J., AND J. VAN KeNLEN. 

Pas-Kaart vandi Zee Kusten mile Boght vai Niew Engeland tuss- 
chen de Staaten Hock en C. de Sable. C. J. Vooght, J. Van 
Kenlen. Amsterdam [1700?]. 71500(8) 

British Museum. 

Halley, Captain Edmund. 

A new and correct chart, showing the variations of the compass in 
the western and southern ocean, as observed in ye yeare 1700 by his 
Ma"<^« command by Edm. Halley. Sold by R. Mount & T. Page, on 
Tower Hill. Size, 19iX22f inches. 
In The English Pilot, fourth part. London, Rich. Mount and Thomas Page, 1707. 

Boston AtheruBum. 



Engineering Department. 123 

1 700. — Continued. 

Same 

In The English Pilot, fourth book, 1728, 1804b 

British Museum. 

Same 

In The English Pilot, fourth bools, 1737. *6280.1 

Boston Public Library. 

Same 

In The English Pilot. Mount & Davidson. London, 1794. M. A. 3217-94 

Harvard College Library. 

1705 

Castle William. Size, 4tX3| inches. 

history of 

Boston Public Library. 



In Wlnsor (Justinj Narrative and Critical History of America. Vol. 5, p. 108. 

*4310al60 



1706 

Chakles, . 

Mr. Charles' draft of tombs in ye South Burying place, 1706. [MS.] 
Size, 12iX 16 inches. 

Cemetery Department, Boston. 

1707 

A new plan of the Harbour of Boston in New England, Lat. 
42°24' North, Long. 71° West. Surveyed by order of the Commis- 
sioners of Her Majesty's Navy. Note: The soundings were taken 
at low Water. Variation West 10° observed An" 1700 by Cap* 
Edmund Halley. The spaces inclosed with dotts are mostly mud 
flatts covered with eel grass ; circular map. Size, 18f inches diameter. 
Scale, 4,000 feet to an inch. 

a manuscript plan which bears a striiiing resemblance to the pian in the English 
Pilot of 1707. This plan covers more territory to the northward than the one in the 
English Pilot, and varies somewhat in its details, viz. : Liong wharf erected in 1709, 
Boston Light erected in 1715, the Barricade not shown, except theT and Island wliarf; 
the streets of Boston and Charlestown are shown on tliis plan. This chart was for- 
merly in possession of Admiral Earl Howe, commander of the British Navy during 
he Revolution, and is backed, presumably, by him " 244, Halley's Boston Harbour.' 

John \V. Farwell, Boston. 

1711 

An exact draught of Bostone Harbour, with a survey of most of 
the islands about it, 1711. Drawn on a scale of 2 inches to a mile. 
Size, 14X18 inches. 
In Yearbook of the Society of Colonial Wars in the Commonwealth of Massachu- 
setts for the year 1897. Boston. For the society, 1897. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Bostone. Size, 4X4 inches. 
In Bowden (.Tames) The History of the Society of Friends in America, London, 1850. 
Vol. 1, p. 1S6, " from an ancient map in the British Museum. " It coincides in detail 
with Town portion of the above draught. *3544.57 

Boston Public Library. 
Gbeen, Nathaniel. 

[Plan of Atkinson street and vicinity.] March 19, 1711-1712, by 
N. G. Size, llfXlSi inches. Scale, 4 rods to an inch. 
Bounds Mill< street, Long lane, Cow lane, and Hutchinson's pasture; also shows 
Round lane, Sister's lane, and Bury street, with lots and owners resulting from 
partition of Atidnson's estate 1711-12. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 



124 City Document No. 15. 

1720. 

Moll Herman. 

(Map of Boston Harbour.) Size, 1|X 2 inches. Scale (computed), 
10.6 miles to an inch. 
Sub-map on North America dedicated to Jolin, Lord Somers. 

George Littlejield, Boston. 

Same (without date) 

John W. Farwell, Boston. 

Neal, Daniel. 

Harbour of Boston [showing soundings and ship channel]. Size, 
2|X3i inches. Scale (computed), 8.8 miles to an inch. 
Sub-map to A New Map of New England according to tlie latest observations. 
1720. In Neal (Daniel) History of New England. London. J. Clark, R. Ford and 
R. Cruttendon. 1720. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Same 

In 1747 edition. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

HOMANN, lOH. BaPTISTA. 

Nova Anglia septentrionali America? implantata Anglorimique colo- 
niis florentissima geographice exhibita a loh. Baptista Homann. 
Sae coes maj. geographo. Norumbergoe cum privilegio sac coes 
maj. Size, 18/^X22^ inches. Scale (computed), 8 Milliaria Ger- 
manica to 1 inch. 

John W. Farwell, Boston. 

1722. 

BoNNEK, Capt. John. 

The Town of Boston in New England, by Capt. John Bonner, 
.^tatis Suae 80. Engraved and printed by Fra; Dewing. Boston, 
N. E., 1722. Size, llX15i inches. Scale (computed), 692 feet to an 
inch. 

Reproduction from an original print, formerly belonging to William Taylor; in 
possession of the Massachusetts Historical Society, and supposed to be the only copy 
extant. 

In Green (Samuel A.) Ten fac-simile reproductions relating to old Boston and 
neighborhood. Boston, 1901. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 



Same 



Massachusetts Historical Society. 



Same. Engraved from a copy in the possession of Wm. Taylor, Esq. 
Published by George G. Smith, engraver. Boston, 1835. 
[Certified toby Stephen?. Fuller, July 2, 1835.] Photo-lith. 
by Geo. H. Walker & Co., Boston. Size, 8Xlli inches. 
Scale (computed), 960 feet to an inch. 

In annual report of City Registrar for 19fi2. Dor. 34 of 1903, p. 278. 
Note. — ^Etatis Suae 60 "on this map is ^T^Itatis Suae 80 on original. The plate from 
which this addition was printed is in possession of the City Registrar, Boston. 

City Clerk's Office. 

Bonner's map of Boston for 1722. Engraved for Boston Notions. Bos- 
ton, 1848. Size, 3yVX5|- inches. Scale (computed), 1,600 feet to an 
inch. 
In Dearborn (Nathaniel) Boston Notions, Boston, 1848. p. 176. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Same 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 



Engineering Department. 125 



1 722. — Continued. 

Same. Size, 5|X9g- inches. Scale (computed), 1,143 feet to an inch. 
Reproduction In Boston Almanac, 1853. 

Neio England Historic Genealogical Society. 

Same. Size, 5|X9i inches. Scale (computed), 1,200 feet to an inch. 
In \A"an'en (John C.) The great tree on Boston Common. 1855. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Same. Size, 2f|X4f inches. Scale (computed^, 2,000 feet to an 

inch. 
In Scudder (Horace £.) Boston town, 1881, p. 7. 

Essex Institute. 

Same. Size, 8^X12^ inches. Scale (computed), 880 feet to an inch. 
In Stark (James H.) Antique views of Boston, 1882, p. 45. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Same 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 

Same. Size, 6^X81 inches. Scale Ccomputed), 1,000 feet to an 
inch. 

In Lodge (Henry Cabot), Boston. Longman, Green & Co., London and New 
York, 1892, p. 108. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Same (reproduction of the 1867 edition of the Smith 1835 plate). 
Size, 16fX23 inches. Scale (computed), 469 feet to an 
inch. 

In Hales (John G.) Maps and street lines, etc. Reproduced hv City Registi-ar 
(William H. VVhitmore). 2 vols, in 1 fol. Boston, Rockwell & Churchill, 1894. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 



Same. Size, 3|X 5 inches. Scale (computed), 1,846 feet to an inch. 

iction. In Announcement by Boston Camera Club of Le 
^rd M. Bacon, Feb. 20, 1900. 

Engineering Department {Surveying Division). 



Reprint of Smith reproduction. In Announcement by Boston Camera Club of Lec- 
ture on Old Boston by Edward M. Bacon, Feb. 20, 1900. 



Same (part of). 

In Boston Sunday Herald, Sept. 1, 1901. To accompany article by M. J. Canavan 
on Judge Sewall's walk with Gov. Bradstreet. 

Boston Herald. 

BowEN, Abel. 

Plan of Boston in 1722. A. Bowen, engraver. [Boston, 1825.] 
Size, 3}iX5y^5^ inches. Scale (computed), 1,683 feet to an inch. 
In Snow (Caleb) History of Boston (1st ed.), Boston, Abel Bowen, 1825, opp. p. 57. 
Note. — A reduced copy of Capt. John Bonner's map. The engraver took the lib- 
erty of adding street nanies and making alterations, thus depriving it of Its value as a 
reproduction. 

American Antiquarian Society. 

Same 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 
Same 

In Drake (Samuel) History and Antiquities of Boston. Boston, Luther Stevens, 
1856, p. 557. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Same 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 



126 City Document No. 15. 



1725 

Dorchester Neck, 1725. Size, 4iXli inches. Scale (computed), 
1,452 feet to an inch. 
Sbowe streets in dotted lines as they were, 1875. In Illustrated History of South 
Boston (opp. p. 9). Compiled by C. Bancroft Gillespie. Boston, Inquirer Pub. Co., 
1900. 

Neio England Historic Genealogical Society. 



Same 

mey (John J.) (Edward P. B.) Rankin Histor 

Boston Public Library. 



In Toomev (John J.) (Edward P. B.) Rankin History of South Boston, 1001, p. 54. 

4452.155 



1728 

BURGISS, WlIiL. 

To his excellency William Burnet Esq. this plan of Boston in New 
England is humbly dedicated by his Excellency's most obedient and 
humble servant Will Burgiss. Boston. Engraved by Thos. John- 
son. [1728.] Size, 10JX14J inches. 
For description of this map see Winsor's Memorial History of Boston, "Vol. II., p. 
llii.; also Shurtleff's Topographical and historical description of Boston, bet. pp. 20-21. 

R. T. H. Halsey, New York. 

Same. Reproduction made in 1869 from copy in possession of Dr. J, 
Collins Warren. Size, 10^^X14 inches. Scale (computed), 
1,000 feet to an inch. 
In Shurtleff (Nathaniel B.) Topographical and historical description of Boston. 
Boston, 1871, p. 94. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Same. Reproduction on cloth. Size, 10X10 feet. Scale (computed), 

80 feet to an inch. 
Without all the detail of the original, formerly property of Dr. E. E. Hale, and evi- 
dently used for lecture purposes. 

Old South Church, Boston. 

Boston Harbor. Size, 10X10 inches. Scale (computed), 6J miles 

to an inch. 

Sub-map to a large draught of New England, New York and Long Island. Sold by 

George Grierson at the two Bibles in Essex street, Dublin. A loose map, apparently 

a reproduction from same in The English Pilot, fourth book. London, Page & 

Mount, 1728. 

Frederick L. Qay, Brookline, 

1731 

Mount, William, & Thomas Page. 

Boston Harbor [showing soundings]. Size, 8X9^ inches. Scale 
(computed), li miles to an inch. 
Siib-map to A correct map of the coast of New England. 1731. In The English 
Pilot, the fourth book. London, William Mount & Thomas Page, 1747. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

1732 

[Town Dock and Market Place, Plan of the.] [Boston, 1732?] 

W. G. Brooks, 1866, from plan in possession of the City of Boston, 

Size, 10X1 3i inches. Scale, 60 links to an inch, or S9j% feet to an 

inch. 

Plan shows from foot of Cornhill (Washington St.), at corner of Wilson's lane 

(Devonshire St.), to Union St., and Ann (North) st. as far as Mill creek; shows the 

town dock and the platform over it ; the fish shop; and the abutting owners or 

residents. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 



Engineering Department. 127 



1 732. — Continued. 

A reduced copy in 2d report of Boston Record Commissioners, p. 95. 
Made from a copy in possession of the City Engineer. Size, 3X4 
inches. Scale (computed), 175 feet to an inch. 

American Antiquarian Society. 

1733 

Price, William. 

A new plan of ye great town of Boston in New England, in America, 
with the many additional buildings and new streets to the year 
1733. Dedicated to his Excellency, Jonathan Belcher, Esq., by Wil- 
liam Price, Boston, 1733. Engraved and printed by Fra: Dewing. 
A manuscript copy made by G. A. Ward in 1821 from a copy 
belonging to the Rev. Dr. Prince. Size, 16f X22f inches. Scale 
(computed), 480 feet to an inch. 
This map was erroneously listed in the " List of Maps, 1903," under date of 1739. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

SOUTHACK, CaPT. CyPRIAN. 

Town of Boston in New England. Size, 6|Xlli inches. Scale 
(computed), 1,050 feet to an inch. 

Sub-map to the Coast of New England from Staten Island to the Island of 
Boston . - . . . surveyed by Capt. Cyprian Southack. [London, 1733?] 

Loose copy in The English Pilot. Printed by Mount & Davidson. London, 1789. 

For description see Winsor's Memorial History of ^Boston, Vol. I., p. liv., and Vol 
III., p. viii. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Same 

In The English Pilot, London. Printed for Mount & Davidson. 1799. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Same. Plan of Boston harbour, according to the latest surveys. 
Size, 8^X9 inches. 

Sub-map to An an actual survey of the seacoast from New York to I. Cape Briton. 
London, W. Herbert & R. Sayer, 1757? Size, 41x97 inches. 

John W. Farwell, Boston. 

Popple, Henry. 

Boston Harbor [showing soundings]. Size, 5/^X5}| inches. Scale 

(computed), 12,048 feet to an inch. 
Sub-map to A map of tlie British Empire in America with the French and Spanish 
settlements adjacent thereto. By Henry Popple. C. Lempi-iere, inv. and del., B. 
Baron, Sc. Willm Henry Toms, eng. London, 1733. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Same 

Cut from above. 

John W. Farwell, Boston. 

Same 

In Winsor (Justin) Narrative and Critical Historv of America. Vol. 5, p 143. 

4310.160 



Boston Public Library. 



1738 



A small map of the sea coast of New England, together with the 

outlines of the several provinces lying therein, 1738. [Anon.] Size, 

lOf X201 inches. Scale (computed), 42.5 miles to an inch. 

A manuscript copy of a map in the New Hampshire records which bears the 

endorsement : " This map was designed to give a general idea of the sea coast to the 

Lords of the Committee, and is for the use of the assembly, to be lodged with the 

clerk in his oflice." 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 



128 City Document No. 43. 

1 738. — Continued. 

Same 

Photographic copy from Library of Congress. 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 

1740 

Granary burying-ground [Anon. MS.]. [1740?] Size, 19X24^ 
inches. 

Cemetery Department, Boston. 

1741 

[Boston Harbor Obstructions.] Manuscript. Size, 12X.32| inches. 
Scale, 50 feet to an inch. Maps and plans, Vols. 64-51. 

From Castle Island, "from the middle of the Sentry box in the lower battery 
N. E. by N. to Governor's Island Point shows 22 peares, 30 foot square, allowing 12 
foot between each peare sunk crosswise, the channell (in center) 203 foot, total cost to 
be 18200 pounds." 

Massachusetts State Archives. 

1743 

Pbice, William. 

A new plan of y^ great town of Boston in New England in America, 
with the many additional buildings and new streets, to the year 
174,3. Dedicated to His Excellency Jonathan Belcher, Esq., by 
William Price. Boston, 1743. Engraved and printed by Era: 
Dewing. Size, 7^^X10^ inches. Scale (computed), 1,083 feet to an 
inch. 
In Palfrey (John G.) History of New England- Vol. IV., front., 1875. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Same 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 

1747 

BowEN, Emanuel, 

A draught of Boston Harbor [showing soundings] by the best 
authorities. Size, 5 j\X5f inches. Scale (computed), 12,048 feet to 
an inch. 

To accompany Vol. II. of A Complete System of Geography by Emanuel 

Bowen, Geographer to his Majesty. London, 1747. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

1749 

Morris, Charles. 

A draught of the Northern English Colonies [from New York 
northward to the St. Lawrence] together with the French neighbor- 
ing settlements. Drawn on vellum by Charles Morris, Boston, 
16 Aug., 1749, on a scale of 37+ miles to an inch. Dedicated to 
Wm. Shirley, esq., captain general and commander in chief of 
Massachusetts Bay. Size, 21X29 inches. K CXVIII.52. 

British Museum. 

Same. Size, 20^X28i inches. Scale, 32 miles to an inch. 
Photographic copy. 

No. 9 in Map 118.5 
Boston Public Library. 
Blakb, James. 

A plan of James Blake's Homestall in the town of Dorchester, at 
a place called Dorchester Neck, near Castle William. Drawn by a 
scale of two of Gunter's chains to an inch. Size, 4^X6^^ inches. 
In Illustrated Hietory of South Boston (opp. p. 5). Compiled hy E. Bancroft Gil- 
lespie. Pub. by Inquirer Pub. Co., 1900, from original in possession of Francis E. 
Blake. 

New England Historic Genealogical Society. 



Engineering Department. 129 

1753 

Douglass, Dr. William. 

This plan of the British dominions in North America, composed 
from actual surveys, is dedicated to the several general assemblies 
or legislatures of the province of Massachusetts Bay, of the prov- 
ince of New Hampshire, of the colony of Connecticut and the colony 
of Rhode Island, by William Douglass, M.D. Engraved by K. W. 
Seale. Published by the executors of Dr. William Douglass of 
Boston, in New England, from his original draught. Size, 33iX39J 
inches. Scale, 5 English miles to an inch. 

Dr. DoufflasB died in 1752. Cornelius Douglass, Administrator, Suffolk Probate 
Records. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Same 

Photographic copy from Library of Congress. 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 

[Plan of Copp's hill burying-ground, Aug. 22, 1754. Anon. MS.] 
Size, "ix 12 inches. Scale, none. 

Cemetery Department, Boston. 



Same 

A manuscript copy of the above. 



Cemetery Department, Boston. 



1757 

Plan du havre de Baston. Milles Angleterre lx®ij=l inch. Tir6 
d'un plan Angloise fort exact. Size, 7 X8| inches. 

Sub-map to Carte r^dulte des costes orientals de I'Amerique Septentrlonale par M 
BelUn, 1757. In Atlas Maritime (fol.), a Genes, ISOl, chez Yves Gravier. Map 31. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Same ............. 

Photographic copy. 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 

Same 

(Cut from Carte reduite des costes orlentales de I'Amerique, Septentrionale.) 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

1758 

Grundriss von der stadt Boston. Size, S+XIO inches. 

From Allgenielne historie der reisen zu wasser unde lande. Vol. 16, p. 587. 4°. 
Leipzig, Arkstee & Merkus, 1768. Photographic copy. 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 

1759 

Charlestowu, Cambridge, Watertown, Lands in, whose owners wish 
to be set off to Cambridge. Manuscript. Size, loX 16 inches. 

Maps and plans. Vol. 37, p. 22 
Massachusetts State Archives. 

1700 

Leach, John. 

Survey of streets from Pudding lane (Devonshire st.) to the 
Sconce, between Milk st. and King (State) st. Manuscript. Size, 
13iX 14^ inches. Scale, 150 feet to an inch. 

Maps and plans. Vol. 13, p. 15 
Massachusetts State Archives. 



130 City Document No. 15. 

17G4 

Bkllin, Jacques Nicholas. 

Plan de la ville de Boston. Size, 5}fX6j\ inches. Scale (computed), 
625 toises to an inch. 
In Bellln (Jacques Nicholas), Le petit atlas maritime (etc.), fol. [Paris], 1764, Vol. 
1,31. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Same (loose map) 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Same 

John W. Farwell, Boston. 

Same. Carte dela baye de Boston, situee dans le nouvelle Angleterre. 

Eshelle de deux lieues communes. 1 inch =: -^^ lieues. 

Size, 6|x'i^ inches. 
In Bellln (Jacques NicholaB) Le petit atlas maritime. Vol. 1, p. 30. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Same (loose map) 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Same 

John W. Farwell, Boston. 

1769 

Price, William. 

A new plan of ye great town of Boston in New England in America, 
with many additional buildings and new streets to the year 1769. 
Dedicated to his Excellency Jonathan Belcher, Esq., by William 
Price, Boston, 1769. Heliotype, Boston, 1881. Size, 5iX7f inches. 
Scale (computed), 1,432 feet to an inch. 

In Winsor (Justin) Memorial History of Boston. Boston, James R. Osgood & Co. 
1881. Vol. II., opp. p. Ivl. For description see Vol. II., p. Iv. 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 

1770 

Mount & Page, publishers. 

A plan of Boston Harbour. Sold by Mount & Page, Tower Hill, 

London. Variation, 7° 20' W. Size, 31|X40f inches. Scale 

(computed), 2,224 feet to an inch. 
Formerly property of Edmund .J. Baker of Dorchester. 

Mrs. L. B. Taft, Boston. 

MoNTBESOR, John. 

A general and particular plan of the Island of Castle William near 
Boston. Size, 14X17 inches. 
Photographic reproduction. 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 

Same (Castle William). Size, 14X17 inches. 
Photographic reproduction. 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 

1774 

Jefferys, Thomas, engraver. 

Town of Boston. Size, 5y\X8| inches. Scale (computed), 1,264 
feet to an inch. 



Engineering Department. 131 



1 774. — Continued. 

A chart of the harbour of Boston from accurate survey. Size, 

5|X5i^j inches. Scale (computed), 2.28 miles to an inch. 

Sub-niap8 to A map of the iri08t inhabited part of New Englanrt .... from 

actual surveys, aud Its situation adjusted l)y astronomical observations (bv.T. Green) 

Nov. 29, 1774. I'ublished according to the act by Thos. Jeii'erys, geographer to his 

royal highness the Prince of Wales. 

In American atlas. London, R. Sayer, & J. Bennett, 1775. 48 plate edition. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Same 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 

Same 

In Faden (William) North American Atlas. London, 1776. 

Canada Archives, Ottawa. 

Same 

In American Atlas. London, Sayer & Bennett, 1778. 49 plate edition. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Same (loose map) 

Library of Congress. 

Same 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Same. Plan de Boston. A plan of Boston harbour. 

Sub-map on Le Nouvelle Angleterre en 4 feuilles a Paris chez le Rouge rue des 
Grands Augustins, 1777. On map in English is note : Paris, after the original by M. 
le Rouge, Austin St., 1777. In Atlas Ameriquain Septentriouale. Paris, le Rouge, 

1778. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Same 

In Atlas des Colonies Angloises en Amerique. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

A new and accurate plan of the town of Boston in New England 
Size, 5|X8| inches. Scale (computed), 1,084 feet to an inch. 

Reproduction by the American Photo-llth. Co. of plan in Gentlemen's Magazine, 
London, 1774(?). "in Kidder's Boston Massacre, Boston, 1870. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 
1775 

AlTKEN, R. 

A new and correct plan of the town of Boston. Aitken, sculp. 
Size, 7iX10f inches. Scale (computed), 1,090 feet to an inch. 

Note. — On same sheet, Boston, Provincial camp. In the Pennsylvania Magazine, 
or American Monthly Museum, 177o, 8^. Phila., R. Aitken, 1775. Vol. 1, p. 291. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

An exact plan of General Gage's lines on Boston Neck in America. 
Aitken, sculp. Size, 8|X Hi inches. Scale (computed), 278 feet to 
an inch. 

In the Pennsylvania Magazine, or American Monthly Aluseum. Phila., R. Aitken, 
July 31, 1775. Vol.1, p. 350. See Winsor (Justin) Memorial History of Boston, Vol. 
III.,p. V. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Same (loose map) 

Bev. Arthur T. Connolly, Boston, 

Plan of the "Neck" and fortifications. Size, 8X14 inches. 

Plan contains the following note : " Delivi to H. E. G<. Gage June 30"> 1775 — J. M." 
I.e. John Montrcsor. Photographic copy. 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 



132 City Document No. 15. 



1 7 75. — Continued. 

A plan of the British lines on Boston Neck in Aug., 1775. [Anon., 
1775.] Pen drawing. Size, 9X11 inches. [Faden collection, No. 37.] 
Photographic copy. 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 

Plan of the " Neck " and environs, giving distances in yards to Fos- 
ters Hill and " Koxbury Meeting." [Anon.] [1775.] Size, 10iX16i 
inches. 
Photographic copj'. 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 

Plan of a temporary project for a star redoubt to contain 150 men 
at the Neck, on the south. [Anon.] [1775.] 
Phologmphic copy. 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 

Boston, south part. [Anon.] 1775. Size, 12iX 15f inches. 
Note. — The title is in pencil, the date in iuk. Photographic copy. 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 

Plan of the southwest part of Boston and the "Neck." [Anon.] 
[1775.] Size, 13X16 inches. 
Photographic copy. 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 

Draught of the American lines around Boston, sent by General 
Washington to Congress Aug. 4, 1775. Size, 8f X 13^ inches. Scale, 
none. 
In Force (Peter) American archives. Series 4, Vol. 3. *C. 160. 1. 

Boston Public Library. 

Page, Sir Thomas Hyde. 

A plan of the town of Boston and its environs with the lines, bat- 
teries, and encampments of the British and American armies. [By 
Lieut. Page.] [Anon.] Size, 18X25 inches. 
Drawn after the castle was demolished, and before Dorchester Heights was forti- 
fied. Faden collection, No. 33. Photographic copy. 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 

Plan of the town of Boston and circumjacent country, shewing the 
present situation of the King's troops & the rebel's intrenchments, 
25th July, 1775. Size, 16iX19| inches. Scale (computed), 122 rods 
to an inch. 
A facsimile of plan formerly owned by the late Charles Deaue. In Mass. Hlet. 
Soc. Proc, Vol. 17, Boston, 1879-80. 

American Antiquarian Society. 

Pelham, Henry. 

A plan of Boston in New England with its environs, including Mil- 
ton, Dorchester, Roxbury, Brookline, Cambridge, Medford, Charles- 
town, parts of Maiden and Chelsea, with the military works con- 
structed in those places in the years 1775 and 1776. London, Henry 
Pelham, 1777. Engraved in aqua tinta by Francis Jukes. In two 
sheets. Size of whole, 27X38 incbes. Scale, 1,168 feet to an inch. 
Copy of pass : " Headqu.arters Boston 2a August 1775. The Bearer Mr. Henry 
Pelham has his Excellency the Commander in Chief's permission to take a plan of the 
Towns of Boston & Charlostown and of the Rebel works round those places in doing 
of which he is not to be obstructed or impeded but has leave to pass & repass to & 
from the advanced lines, the Camps (o)n the Heights of Charlestown & all the other 
places neces(8a)ry for completing his said work p— views of the Kings Works &c he 
pla — to 

To all concerned Ja : Urquhart, Town Major " 

"To the Right Honourable Lord George Germain one of his Majestys Principal 
Secretaries of State &c &c &c This plan is dedicated with the greatest Respe;;t by 
his Lordships most obedient and much obliged humble servant Henry Pelham." Sig- 
nature in ink. 

In an extra edition of Sayer & Bennett's American Atlas of 1775, 48 plate edition 
having five additional maps, which formerly belonged to the Duke of Portland. 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 



Engineering Department. 133 

1 775. — Continued. 

Same { loose map) 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Same 

Formerly In possession of Admiral Earl Howe, commander of the British Navy 
at tlie time", and is backed, presumably, by liim, ui)per half, "73 I'lan of the Fortitlca- 
tious of Boston by Mr. Urquhart," lower half, "16 Boston Harbor." 

John W. Fanoell, Boston. 

Same. Unsigned, " rebel" erased from pass. 
Two additional copies. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Same 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Same 

Additions have been made by hand showing bridges, etc. 

Samuel S. Shaw, Boston. 
Williams, Richard, and others. 

A plan of Boston and its environs showing the true situation of his 
Majesty's army and also those of the rebels. Drawn by an Engineer 
at Boston Oct'. 1775. To the Public, — The principal part of this 
plan was survay'd by Richard Williams, Lieutenant at Boston and 
sent over by the son of a nobleman to his father in Town, by whose 
permission it is published. N. B. The original has been compared 
with and additions made from several curious drawings. London 
published as the act directs, 12"* March, 177(3 by Andrew Dury, 
Duke's Court, St. Martin's Lane. Engraved by Jno. Lodge from 
the late Mr. Jefferys, Geographer to the King. Size, 17fX25 inches. 
Scale (computed), 400 yards to an inch. 

In Faden (William) North American Atlas, London, 1776. 

Canada Archives, Ottawa. 

Same (loose map) 

This copy formerly belonged to Admiral Earl Howe and is backed, presumably, 
by him "'in Boston." It also has in another hand a note in contradiction of tlie 
Chart : " The great shoal from the Castle to the Town is never dry except in some 
part near the Town. But in Spring tides at low water there is very little water on 
any part of the Shoal and the Eel grass is so thick that a boat can scarce make its 
way through." 

John W. Farioell, Boston. 

Romans, Bernard. 

Plan of Boston and its environs 1775. [col.] Size, 3X3^ inches. 
Sub-map to map of the seat of civil war in America. Dedicated to the Hon'l Jno. 
Hancock, Esq., "president of ye continental congress," by B. Romans. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Same 

(Uncolored.) 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 

[Rough draught of Boston and environs. Anon. 1775.] Size, 
17X21 inches. [Faden collection, No. 36.1 
Photographic copy. 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 

[Boston and environs, showing entrenchments. Anon. 1775(?)] 
Size, 17|X19 inches. 
Photographic copy. 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 

Map of the environs of Boston. Drawn at Boston in June, 1775. 

[Anon.] Size, 8X10 inches. 
In the Remembrancer, 2d cd., S°, London, for J. Almon, 1775, front. Two copies. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 



134 City Document No. 15. 



1 7 75. — Continued. 

Boston and its environs. T. Condor, iSc. Size, 8fX 12^ inches. Scale 
(computed), 4,330+ feet to an inch, 
lu Gordon (AVilllam) The history of the rise, progress and independence of the 
United States. Vol. "2, London, 1788, front. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Boston, with its environs. Engraved by J. Vallance for C. P. 
Wayne, Phila., 1806. Size, 9X13 inches. 
In Marshall (John) The Life of George AVashinston. Thildelphia, C. P. AVayne» 
1807, plate 1. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Same 

Fac-simile reproduction. In Stark (.James H.) Aritique Views of Boston, 1882, 
p. 262. 

Essex Institute, Salem, 



Same 



Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 

Same. Engraved by J. Yeager. Size, 6|^X9f inches. Scale (com- 
puted), 6,036 feet to an inch. 
In atlas, Marshall (.John j Life of Washington. Philadelphia, J. Cressy, 1833. Vol. 5. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Boston and its Environs in 1775 and 1776. Size, 6JX9 inches. 
Scale (computed), 6,036-|- feet to an inch. 

In Frothingham (Richard) History of the siege of Boston. Boston, 1849, p. 91. 
Note. — See Winsor (Justin) Memorial History of Boston. Vol. 3, p. 5. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Boston with its Environs 1775-6. Size 4|X6f inches. Scale (com- 
puted), 7,680 feet to an inch. 

In Toomey (John J.) (Edward P. B.) Rankin. History of South Boston, 1901, p. 67. 

4452.15 

Boston Public Library. 
Page, Lieut., and Capt. Montresok. 

Boston, its environs, and harbor, with the rebels' works raised 
against the town in 1775. From the observations of Lieut. Page, of 
His Majesty's corps of engineers, and from the plans of Capt. Mon- 
tresor. EngravedbyWm. Faden [London]. W. Faden, Ist October, 
1778. Size, 18X33 inches. Scale (computed), 2,011 feet to an inch. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

[Map of roads adjacent to Boston. (From the Neck to Sudbury 
and vicinity.) Tracing. Anon. 1775.] Size, 21 X43f inches. Scale 
(computed), i mile to an inch. 
Copy of manuscript in Library of Congress. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 
Same. Size, 18X38 inches. 
Photographic copy. 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 
Page, Lieut. 

A plan of the town of Boston with intrenchments of His Majesty's 
forces in 1775. From the observations of Lieut. Page and from 
those of other gentlemen. Size, llf X 17 inches. Scale (computed), 
836 feet to an inch. 
In Frothingham (Richard) History of the siege of Boston. Boston, 1849, front. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 
Henry, D. 

A map of 100 miles round Boston. Size, 8iX91- inches. Scale, 10 
miles to an inch. 
Cut from Gentleman's Magazine, Vol. 4.5, June, 1775. 

Rev. Arthur T. Connolly, Boston. 



Enginebreing Department. 135 

1 775. — Continued. 

AlTKEN, R. 

Boston, Provincial camp. Aitken, sculp. Size, 4X4^ inches. Scale, 
2 miles to an inch. 
Note. — On same sheet, " A new and correct plan of the town of Boston." 

In the Pennsylvania Magazine, or American Monthly Museum, 1775, 8°, 
Phila., R. Aitken, 1775, Vol. 1, p. 291. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Same ............. 

Reprint in Bunker Hill centennial. Boston, Rand, Avery & Co., 1875. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Same 

Reprint in Boston 1630-18S0. Boston, Rand, Avery & Co. Sept. 17, 1880. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

COLTON, J. H., & Co., PUBLISHEKS. 

Plan of the siege of Boston. Size, lOfXlli inches. Scale, i mile 
to an inch. 

Sub-map to Wood's Historical map of the United States, showing all places of his- 
torical importance, together with the location, date and result of battles, names of 
commanders, plans of battle-grounds, routes of armies, date and position of early 
settlement, &c. Designed forthe use of schools by Wm. H. Wood, principal of the 
Ward school. New York. New York, .T. H. Colton & Co., 1858. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Trumbull, John. 

Boston and the surrounding country & posts of the American 
troops, Sept., 1775, J. T. Size, TXlOf inches. Scale (computed), 
4,000 feet to an inch. 
In Trumbull (.John) Autobiographv. 8°. New York and London, Wiley & Putnan, 
1841, p. 24. 

American Antiquarian Society. 

Same 

Massachusetts Historical Society, 

Map of the environs of Roxbury showing roads to Jamaica, Cam- 
bridge, Dorchester, Milton, etc. [Anon.] Size, lO+XlO^ inches. 
Photographic copy. 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 

Plan d'une partie de la rade de Boston pour faire connaitre le 
dispositif de ses defences. [Anon.] [1775.] Size, 8X19 inches. 
[Rochambeau: 14.] 
With four lines of MS. text, expl.anatory. Photographic copy. 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 

A draft of the towns of Boston and Charlestown and circumjacent 
country, showing the works thrown up by his Majesty's troops, 
and also those by the rebels during the campaign of 1775. [Anon.] 
Size, 17X17 inches. 
Photographic cop.v. 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 

Sayer & Bennett, publishers. 

Plan of the town of Boston with the attack on Bunker's Hill in the 
peninsula of Charlestown the 17"^ of June, 1775. (col.) Size, 
5y^,; XI 11^ inches. Scale (computed), 1,297-f- feet to an inch. 

Sub-map to the Seat of War in New England by an .A.merican volunteer. London, 
Sayer & Bennett, 1775. On same map a Plan of Boston Harbour from actual survey. 
In Atlas des Colonies Angloises en Amerique. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 



136 City Document No. 15. 



1 775. — Continued. 

Same. Robeson T. Sc. (loose map) 

Cut from IMiirrnv (Rev. .Tohu; An iiT.partinl liistorv of the prcseut warin America. 
8°. Newcastle-upon-Tyne, i or T. Robson, 177j<-80. J". 431. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Same. Reissued by A, Williams & Co. 

In Piilsifer (David) An accoimt of tbe battle of Bunker Hill. 18°. Boston, 1872. 
Front. 435'.'a50 

Boston Public Library. 

Same 

In Drake (Francis S.) Tea leaves of 1773. Boston, A.O. Crane, 1884, p. 26-2. 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 

Same. Norman, John, Sc. 

In An impartial history of the war between Great Britain and the United States. 
Boston, 1782, number v., p. 237. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Same (loose map) 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 

Same. Size, 3^X8i inches. Scale (computed), 1,846 feet to an inch. 

Photographic copy. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

De Berniere, Henry. 

Sketch of the action on the heights of Charlestown, June 17, 1775, 
between His Majesty's troops under the command of Major Gen^ 
Howe and a large body of American rebels. Copied by I. A. Chap- 
man from an original sketch by Henry de Berniere of the 14"^ regi- 
ment of infantry, and now in the hands of J. Cist esq. Engraved 
bvKneass & Co. for the Analectic magazine. Size, 13iX19i inches. 
Scale, none. No. 54 

Cut from The Analectic Magazine, Philadelphia, M. Thomas & Co., Feb., 1818, Vol. 

2, p. 88. 

Bostonian Society. 

Same 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Same. Revised by Major-Gen'l. Dearborn, U. S. A. Engraved by 

Fairman. Size, 12^X19^ inches. 
Cut from The Portfolio for March, 1818. Philadelphia, H. Hall, 181S. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Sketch of Bunker Hill battle. Annin & Smith, Sc. Size, 12Xl8i 
inches. Scale (computed), 400 feet to an inch. 
In Swett (Samuel) Hlstorvof Bunker Hill battle, 2d ed. Boston, Munroe & Fran- 
cis, 1826; 3d ed., Boston, 182t. Two copies. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Page, Lieut., & Moktresor, Capt. 

A plan of the action at Bunker Hill on the I7th of June, 1775, be- 
tween His Majesty's troops under the command of Major-General 
Howe and the rebel forces. By Lieut. Page. N. B. — The ground 
plan is from an actual survey by Capt. Montresor. fcize, KifXlSf 
inches. Scale (computed), 400 feet to an inch. 

Contains explanatorv text. 

Attached to the above is .another plan which shows the first position of the forces. 
Size, 5^x9 inches. Scale, 400 feet to an inch. 

These are tracings, in color, and presumably are the plans from which those in 
Frothingham (Richard) Siege of Bostou were reproduced. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 



Engineering Department. 187 

1 775. — Continued. 

Same 

In Frothinghani (Richard) History of tiie siege of Boston. Boston, Little, Brown 
& Co., 1849. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Same 

3d ed., 1S72 

Neiv England Historic Genealogical Society. 

Same 



Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 



Same 



In Frothingham (Richard) History of Charlestown. Boston, Little, Brown & 
Co., 1849. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Same 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 

Same 

In Bunker Hill Memorl;il Tablets, 1889. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Same. (Both plates.) Engraved for Stedman's History of the 

American war. London, Author, April 12, 1793. 
In Stedman (Charles) History of the American War. London, 1794. Without 
reference to original. 

Page, Lieut. 

Action at Bunker Hill. Sheet No. 2 traced in color on Felton 
Parker & Barker's plan of Charlestown, 1848, by an Engineer in 
1849. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Same. Traced in color at City Surveyor's Office from a survey made 
in 1875, on Felton Parker & Barker's, Charlestown, 1848. 
Masi^achusetts Historical Society. 

Plan of the Battle of Bunker Hill. [Anon.] Size, 19X23 inches. 
Scale of 300 yards. 
Title in xiencll. Photographic copy. 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 

Prang, Louis, and Company, publishers. 

Centennial map of the city of Charlestown, 1875. A complete 
guide to strangers, representing Charlestown as it is to-day in com- 
bination with a plan of the Battle of Bunker Hill. Drawn by 
James E. Stone. L. Prang & Co., Boston. Size, 25X27 inches. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Humphrey, John. 

Sketch of the action between the British forces and the American 
provincials on the heights of the peninsula of Charlestown the 17*^ 
of June, 1775. Size, 12X14 inches. 

Drawn V)efore the English camps were established ou Bunker Hill. It gives a pre- 
cise exhibition of tlie places of the diflerent regiments. Photographic copy. 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 

Major Gen. Howes encampment on Bunker Hill at CharlesT June, 
1775. [Anon.] Size, 8X12 inches. 
Photographic copy. 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 



138 City Document No. 15. 



1 7 75. — Continued. 

Plan of the action which happened 17 June, 1775, at Charlestown, 
North America. [Anon.] (Lieut. Page?) Size, 9X15 inches. 

Photosrapli of a rough drausrlit in water color drawn after the battle, before the 
Dew works were erected by the English. [ Faden coll. No. 25. ] 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 

Plan of Charlestown, with the entrenchments and encampment of 
His Majesty's troops after the action of June 17, 1775. [Anon.] 
[Faden coll. 27-28.] Size, 14X17 inches. 
Photographic copy. 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 

Same. Without title. Size, 20X30 inches. 

Photographic copy. 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 

Plan of the attack before Charlestown. [Anon.] Size, 11X17 
inches. 
Numbered in pencil 35. Sketch in Ink. Photographic copy. 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 

MoNTKESOR, John. 

Plan of the peninsular of Charlestown, showing the three Posts 
that His Majesty's troops have kept and fortified, with buildings, 
therein for guard rooms. Boston, 3 Dec, 1775. Size, 12X 18 inches. 
Scale, 900 feet. 
Note. — Autograph dedication "to his excellency Major General Howe, Com- 
mander in Chief of His Majesty's forces." Photographic copy. 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 

Sketch of the ground about Charlestown [1775?]. [Anon.] Size, 
12X18 inches. 
Photographic copy. 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 

[Plan of the fortifications at Charlestown, 1775.] [Anon. MS.] 
Size, 4iX4i inches. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Plan of the heights of Charlestown by R. W. Lieut. R. W. F., Dec. 
13, 1775. Faden collection No. 29. Size, 9X14 inches. 
Photographic copy. 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 

[Plan of Charlestown neck, from Maiden road to Bunker Hill, show- 
ing fortifications, with description. Size, 11X34 inches. Scale, 100 
feet to an inch. 
On ]MS. plan showing Middlesex Canal and data as to excavation, etc. 

Massachusetts Historical Society, 

De Bakres, Joseph Frederick Wallet. 

[Boston harbour.] London, 1775. Size, 27iX40| inches. Scale 
(computed), 2,060 feet to an inch. 
On same sheet are sailing directions. In Charts of the coast and harbours of New 
England Composed and engraved by J. F. AV. Des Barres, e8(i., from the surveys 
taken under the direction of the Lords of trade, by Sam' Holland, esq., surveyor 
general of lands, and his assistants who have been employed on that service since the 
year 1764. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Same 

Two copies in edition of 1780, one bearing date of 1781. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 



Engineering Department. 139 

1 7 75. — Continued. 

Same 

(Loose map without sailiug directions), two copies. 

John W. Farwell, Boston. 

Same. Reproduced in 1870 by A. Meisel. Lith. Size, 27|X 40 inches. 
Scale (computed), 2,112 feet to an inch. 

In Shurtlctf (Nathaniel B.) Topograpliical and historical description of Boston, 
Ist ed., 1871, end. 

American Antiquarian Society. 

Same 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Same. Ilavre de Boston. Reduite de la Carte Angloise de J. E. S. 
(J. F. W.) Des Barres. Carte particuliere du Havre de 
Boston, etc., par M. le Marquis de Chabert (Paris), 1780. 

With pencil additions showing fortilicatious and position of American lleet. 

John W. Farwell, Boston. 

Sater, R., & Bennett, J., publishers. 

Plan of Boston harbour, from actual survey. Size, 5i\X5y\ inches. 
Scale (computed), 2^ miles to an inch. 

A sub-map to The Seat of War in New England, by an American volunteer. Lon- 
don, R. Sayer & J. Bennett, 177.5. The map also contains sub-map, plan of the 
town of Boston, with the attack on Bunker Hill. In Atlas des Colonies Angloises en 
Amerique. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 
Wheeler and Grant. 

A plan of the bay and harbour of Boston, surveyed agreeably to the 
orders and instructions of the right honorable the lord commis- 
sioners for trade and plantations. By Messrs. Wheeler and Grant. 
[1775?] Size, 22X23 indies. 

Plan bears note: "The streets of the ti>wn of Boston are not snrvej'ed but 
sketched in from known points." The above were assistants of Sam. Holland, sur- 
veyor-general. Photographic copy. 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 

Boston and Harbour. [Anon.] Size, lOfX 13 inches. 
[Title in pencil.] Photographic copy. 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 

A new plan of Boston Harbour, from an actual survey. C Lownes 
Sculp. Size, 7iX10i inches. Scale (computed), 1.8 miles to an 
inch. 

In the Pennsylvania Magazine, Philadelphia, R. Aitken, 1775, vol. 1, p. 241. It has 
this legend : " N. B. — Charlestown burnt June 17, 1775, by the Regulars." 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 
Sayer & Bennett, publishers. 

The seat of war in New England, by an American volunteer, with 
the marches of the several corps sent by the colonies towards Bos- 
ton, with the attack on Bunker Hill. London, R. t^ayer & J. Ben- 
nett, 1775. Size, 14f X 17 inches. Scale (computed), 11- miles to an 
inch. 

Contains sub-maps: 1, Plan of Boston harbour; 2, Plan of the town of Boston with 
the attack on Bunker Hill. In Atlas des Colonies Angloises en Amerique, 

3Iassachusetts Historical Society. 

Same. Reproduction 

In Green (Samuel A.) Ten fac-similes relating to New England. Boston, 1902. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Same (colored). Sayer & Bennett, publishers. 
The sub-maps are missing. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 



140 City Document No. 15. 

1 775. — Continued. 

ROMAN><, BeBNART). 

"To tlio Hon'l Jn". Hancock Esq. President of ye Continental Con- 
jjress This Map of the Seat of Civil War in America is respectfully 
inscribed by his most obedient humble servant B. Romans." Size, 
14|X17^ inches. Scale (computed), 5 miles to an inch. 

Bouuds Beverly, Wacliusett Hills, Volentowu aud Saiidwicli, with sub-map, Plan 
of Boston and its "environs, 1775, and a view Of the lines thrown upon Boston Neck 
by the Ministerial army. 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 

Same 

This copy has been colored by hand. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

1776 

Plan of Boston. Size, 5||X5i inches. Scale (computed), 2,087 
feet to an inch. Sub-map, Provincial camp. Size, 2|X2| inches. 

In Bickerstaff's New England Almanac for 1776. Printed b v Robertson & Trumbull, 
Norwich. Front. " **4489.48.76 

Boston Public Library. 

Plan de Boston. Size, 5|X7 inches. 
In Geschichte der kriege in und ausser Europa. [Anon.] 4°. Nurmberg, 1776. 
Pt. I. 

Harvard College Library. 

Same (loose map) 

Dr. James B. Ayer, Boston. 

[Plan of Boston and vicinity.] [Anon. MS.] Size, 6iX6i inches. 

Bears note: "The number of troops comprising the two armies is given — the 
American 20,000, the British 8,000." 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

The town and harbor of Boston in New England. Size, 41X 6 inches. 
Scale, 2 miles to an inch. 
Sub-map to A new map of North America. London, R. Marshall, 1776. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

A chart of the harbour of Boston, with the soundings, sailing 

marks and other directions. [Anon. J Size, 20fX 34 inches. Scale 

(computed), 2,320 feet to an inch. 

In Part the Second of the North American Pilot for New England, etc. Drawn 

from original surveys taken by Capt. John Gascoigue, Joshua Fisher, James Blamey 

and other oUicers and pilots of His Majesty's service. London. Printed and sold 

by R. Sayer and J. Bennett, 1776. Shows stepping stones to Castle Island. 

Essex Institute, Snlem. 

Same 

In A new and much enlarged edition of the North American Pilot. London, R. 
Laurie and J. Whittle, 1800. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Same (loose map) 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Same (loose map) 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Beaurin, Chevalier De. 

Carte du porte et havre de Boston, avec les cotes adjacentes dans 
laquel on a tracee les camps et les retrenchmens occupee, tant par 
les Anglois que par les Americains. Par le Ch'. de Beaurain, 1776. 
(Colored.) Size, 19X27 inches. 
In Atlas des colonies Angloises Amerlque. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 



Engineering Department. 141 



1 776. — Continued. 

Des Barkes, Joseph Frederick Wallet. 

[Boston bay.] From surveys by Samuel Holland. I'ublislied Nov'. 
13, 1776. Size, 28 X39f inches. Scale (computed), .70 miles to an 
inch. 

(In Des Barrcs' Atlantic Xeptune, Vol. 2, Part 2. Ijondon, 1777.) 

Note. — See Winsor (Justlu) Memorial History of lioston. Vol., III., p. vi. 

Essex Institute, kulem. 

Same ............. 

In Charts of the coasts and harbours of New England. London, 1781. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Same 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Same 

In Atlantic Neptune, London, Dec. 1, 1781 ; Charts of the coast and harbours of New 
England .... for the use of the Royal Navy of Great Britain, Loudon, 17SU. 

3Iassachusetts Historical Society. 

177— 

Plan of the Sea Coast from Boston Bay to the Light House, near 
Rhode Island. Size, 26X24 inches. 
Photographic copy. 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 

1777 

Palmer, J. 

Plan of Boston harbour, lower part. Size, 19^X30 inches. Scale, 
50 rods to an inch. Maps and plans, Vol. 52, p. 10. 

The plan bears the legend : This plan of the lower part of Boston harbour, with 
the parts adjacent, cou strutted from actual surveys and observations. Inscribed to 
the honorable general court of Massachusetts Bay, by their humble servant. Boston, 
10th March, 1777. J. Palmer. 

Massachusetts State Archives. 
Palmer, J. 

Plan of Fort Independence at Hull, with profile. Inscribed to the 
general court of Massachusetts Bay, Feb. 27 [1777]. Size, 19^X28 
inches. Scale, 30 feet to an inch. Maps and plans, Vol. 64, p. 22. 

Massachusetts State Archives. 

1778 

Carta rappresentante il Porto di Boston. [Anon.] Size, 7X8 
inches. 
From Atlante dell'Anierica. [Anon.] Livorno, 177S, No. 3. Photograpliiccopy. 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 

1782 

Conber, T. 

Plan of the tovrn and harbour of Boston. Engraved by T. Conder 
for Millar^s new complete system of geography. London, 1782. 
Size, 3X3f inches. Scale (computed), 2 miles to an inch. 

On a loose map which contains various plans and draughts of cities, towns, har- 
bours, etc. 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 

A new and accurate chart of the harbour of Boston, in New Eng- 
land, in North America, published as the act directs, by J. Bew, 
London. J. Lodge, sc. Size, 6fX8f- inches. Scale (cominited), 2 
miles to an inch. 
In Political magazine, Loudon, J. Bew, 1782. Vol. 3, p. 628. *7299.1.3 

Boston Public Library. 



142 City Document No. 15. 



1 782. — Continued. 

[Cote do York-town a Boston. [Different camps de Tarmce de 
York-town a Boston. (Anon.) fold. n. p. 1782.] [Rochambeau: 64.] 
Size, 10JX36i inches. 
Photographic copy. 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 

[Cote de York-town a Boston. Marches de Farmee (Anon.) 1782.] 
[Rochambeau: 65.] Size, 17X65 inches. 
Photographic copy. 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 

1784 

[Plan of Boston market, showing places for 56 carts, 120 paniards, 
120 horses. Anon. MS.] Size, IS^XlSi inches. Scale, 20 feet to 
an inch. Maps and plans, Vol. 49, p. 31. 

Massachusetts State Archives. 

1786 

Pope, John. 

A plan of the creek south of Lamb's dam, being the nearly oblit- 
erated part of the line dividing the towns of Boston and Roxbury, 
with a proposed direct line for a substitute in lieu of said creek. 
Done according to the direction of the Selectmen of the two towns, 
[MS.] Size, 18fX19f inches. Scale (computed), 71 links to an 
inch. Vol. 48, p. 61 

Engineering Department {Surveying Division). 

Same Maps and plans. Vol. 25, p. 5. 

Massachusetts State Archives. 

Belknap, Jeremy. 

Sketch plan of the part of Boston that was overrun by the fire of 
April, 1787. Size, 7iX9i inches. 
Manuscript. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Same. Size, 5X7 inches. 

Reproduction in Brayley (Arthur Wellington) History of the Boston Fire 
Department, 1?89, p. 91. 

New England Historic Genealogical Society. 

1788 

[Plan of Charles River Bridges. Anon. MS.] Size, 7^X12 inches. 

Maps and plans Vol. 39, p. 14. 
From Senate files of 1788, sp. 

Massachusetts State Archives. 

1789 

Plan of the Town of Boston. Size 6^^X81 inches. Scale (computed), 

1,050 feet to an inch. 

In Boston Directory, 1789 (first published in Boston), printed and sold by John 

Norman at Oliver's Dock. In original covers, and has omissions only, p. 66. The 

map appears to be re-engraved, with corrections and additions to date, from the 

Boston Magazine map of 1784. 

Samjyson, Murdock & Co. 

Same 

Ill Directory, rebound in original covers, with errors and omissions, ten in 
number, pasted on fly-leaf. 

William C. Shillaber, Boston. 



Engineering Department. 143 



Same 



In Directory, in original covers, with crroi's and omissions, ten in numljcr, 
pasted on tly-leaf . One-tbird of map is missing. 

Charles H. Tyler, Boston. 

Same 

In Directory, in original covers, with errors and omissions, fifteen in number. 

E. F. Brown, Salem. 

Plan of the Town of Boston. Size, 5|X 9 inches. Scale (computed), 
1,050 feet to an inch. 

In Boston Directory, 1789, same as above, rebound with original covers. Omis- 
sions only, p. bG. Tills is a slightly different map in size and detail. Green lane and 
word in lower left-hand border liaving been erased from plate, and Allen L., Bennet 
street and Harvard street not appearing in name. Both show Eliot street, which was 
laid out in 17^*8 from Orange street to Pleasant street. 

Bostonian Society. 

Same • . . . 

In Directory, original covers, omissions only. 

Frederick L. Gay, BrookUne. 

Same 

In Directory, original covers, errors and omissions, ten in number, pasted on 
fly-leaf. 

Overseers of Poor, Boston. 

Same 

Inserted In Directory, rebound, original covers, omissions only. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

1790 

Plan of the draws in the bridge between Boston and Charlestown. 

Maps and Plans Vol. 39, p. 29 

Shows toll-house and data concerning bridge. To accompany petition relative to 
bridge. 

Massachusetts State Archives. 



1791 

Charles River (Lower Falls toDedham). Profile of river bottom 
and banks. Maps and plans, Vol. 39, p. 11. 

Senate files No. 1458-2. 

Massachusetts State Archives. 



1794 

Kingsbury, Jonathan. 

A plan of the Township of Brookline in the County of Norfolk, a 
survey thereof taken in y*^ year 1794 and laid down by a scale of 
200 rods to an inch agreeable to a resolve of the General Court 
passed in June 1794. Size, 10^X16 inches. Manuscript. 

Maps of 1794, Vol. 7, p. 9. 
Massachusetts State Archives. 

Thompson, Samuel. 

A plan of Cambridge. Samuel Thompson, surveyor. [MS.] Size, 
lOJX IGi inches. Scale, 200 rods to an inch. Maps of 1794, Vol. 9, p. 5. 

The plan contains the note: "begun the survey the last day of October, 1794, and 
finished in April following." Little Cambridge [ IJrighton] contains 2,000 acres. 

Massachusetts State Archives. 



144 City Document No. 15. 

1 794. — Continued. 
Belknap, Jeremy. 

Sketch plan of the part of Boston between Washington street and 
Fort Hill, showing the new Tontine Crescent, and the region over- 
run by the fire of July oO, 1794. Size, l"iiX 15 inches. Manuscript. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

1795 

Perkins, Charles Carroll. 

Plan of Boston proper, showing changes in street and wharf lines, 
1795 to 1895. Made under the direction of Pierre Humbert, Jr., 
city surveyor. Boston, 1895. Geo. H. Walker & Co., lith,, Boston, 
1895. Size, 20tX 30 j-^j inches. Scale, 400 feet to an inch. 

The original manuscript of this map is In the Engineering Department, Surveying 
Division. In Engineer's annual report for 1895. City Doc. 10, lSi)6, p. .18. 

City Clerk's Office. 

Same 

Twocopiea; one in folder, marked Boston for 100 years; presented by Chas. C. 
Perkins. 

MassacMisetts Historical Society. 



1796 

Cableton, Osgood. 

A plan of Boston from actual survey, by Osgood Carleton. En- 
graved by Joseph Callender. Size, 8ixi4i^ inches. Scale (com- 
puted), 800+ feet to an inch. 
In Second Boston Directory. Boston, John West, 1796. Front. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Same 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 

Same 

In Boston Directory. Boston, John West, 1798. 

Charles H. Tyler, Boston. 

Same 

In Boston Directory. Boston, John West, 1800. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Same 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Charles H. Tyler, Boston. 

Caret, Matthew. 

The state of Massachusetts, compiled from the best authorities by 
Samuel Lewis eng. for Cary's American edition of Guthries geog 
raphy. Improved by J. T. Scott, Size, 8iX1.3|- inches. Scale 
(computed), American miles 10 to an inch. 
In Carey (Matthew) General atlas. Phila., May 1, 1796, p. 28. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Reid, J. 

The state of Massachusetts, from the best authorities, 1796. Size, 
13fX17i inches. Scale (computed), 10.6 miles to an inch. 
In Reid (J.) American Atlas. New York, 1796. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 



Engineering Department. 145 

1797 

HoLMAN, Silas, Jun. 

Plan of roads, from actual survey, from Boston to Ashford in Con- 
necticut, pursuant to act of General Court, Feb. 1797, as to shorten- 
ing the way. [MS.] Size, 30X97 inches. Scale, 200 rods to an 
inch, 1464 Roll. 

Massachusetts State Archives. 

1800 

Laubie, Robert, and James Whittle. 

A new and accurate chart (from Capt. Holland's surveys) of the 
North American coast, for the navigation, between Cape Cod in 
New England, and the Havanna in the gulf of Florida. Respect- 
fully inscribed to the honourable Thomas Jefferson, vice- 
president of the United States of North America, by his most 
obedient humble servants R*. Laurie & James Whittle. London, 
1800. Size, 30I-X118 inches. Scale (computed), 3^% leagues to an 
inch. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

HoLMAN, Silas. 

Charlestown Bridge to Jeffery, N. H., Road from. Silas Holman, 
Surveyor. 1564 Roll. 

Massachusetts State Archives. 

Plan showing the old channels, flats and boundary lines between 
Boston, Roxbury, Dorchester, and Cambridge. [Anon. 1800?] 
Size, 23^X34 inches. Scale, 100 feet to an inch. Vol. 20, p. 89. 

Engineering Department (Surveying Division). 

1801 

Taylor, William. 

A plan of a survey of Noddle's island. Taken for David Greenough 
by William Taylor, 1801. Size, 7iX10f inches. Scale (computed), 
1,000 feet to an inch. 
In Sumner (William) History of East Boston. Boston, .J. E. Tilton & Co., 1858. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Same 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 

1802 

Taylor, William. 

[Plan showing the upper and lower routes, with milestones, from 
Boston, at the Roxbury line, to Milton and Quincy. MS.] William 
Taylor, 1802. Size, 20fX34i inches. Scale, 20 chains to an inch. 

Maps and plans, Vol, 54, p. 21. 
Massachusetts State Archives, 

1803 

Carleton, Osgood. 

A plan of Boston from actual survey by Osgood Carleton. S. Hill, 
Sc. Size, 8iX14i inches. Scale (computed), 800 feet to an inch. 
In BoBtoD Directory. John West, 1803. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Same 

Charles II. Tyler, Boston. 



146 City Document No. 15. 



1803. — Continued. 

Same. Reproduced by the Photo-electrotype Co. [Boston]. 1885, 
Size, 7x1 X 13 inches. Scale (computed), 826 feet to an inch. 

In lOth report of Record Commrs. Reprint of 1796 directory, end. *6350.41.10 

An 1803 map was reproduced for this reprint on account of its "being the most ser- 
viceable one (W. H. W.)." 

Boston Public Library. 

Same 

Essex Institute, Salem. 



New England Historic Genealogical Society. 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 



Same 



In Hales' street lines of Boston, reproduced in fac-simile (by the Photo Electro-En- 
graving Co.) and published bv the city registrar (William H. Whitmore). 2 vol. in 1, 
lol., Boston, Rockwell & Churchill, 1894. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Norman, William. 

A plan of Boston harbour, from Holland's actual survey. Size, 

9iXlli inches. 
Sub-map to a chart of the coast of New England from the south shoal to Cape 
Sable, including George's bank. From Holland's actual surveys. Published and 
sold by WiUiam Norman, Boston. In the American Pilot. Boston, William Norman, 
1803. 

Norman, William. 

[Chart of the] Coast of Nevr England [from Ipswich bay to New 
York]. Size, 37X53 inches. 
In the American Pilot. Certified to by Osgood Carleton, teacher of Mathematics, 
Boston, Sept. 10th, 1794. Published according to Act by William Norman, Boston, 
1803. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

1804 

Tufts, Peter, Jun. 

A plan of the streets from Charlestown bridge to Boston market 
and line across the Mill pond. Scale, 10 rods to an inch. 

Maps and plans, Vol. 61, p. 1. 
Massachusetts State Archives. 

Carleton, Osgood. 

[Plan showing the road from the Old State House, through South 
Boston and Roxbury to Dorchester, MS.] Size, 31X60 inches. 
Scale, 20 rods to an inch. 1684 Roll. 

Massachusetts State Archives. 

Taylor, William, and Mather Withington. 

[Plan showing from Boston neck to Randolph, MS.] W. Taylor-M. 
Withington. Comparison of surveys. Size, 23X48 inches. Scale, 
200 rods to an inch. 1690 Roll. 

Massachusetts State Archives. 

Blunt, Edward M. 

Boston bay. Size, 3iX7i inches. Scale (computed), 2 miles to an 
inch. 
In Blunt (Edward M.) American Coast Pilot. Newburyport, 1804. 4th ed., p. 153. 
Four copies. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 



ENGESTEERmG DEPARTMENT. 147 

1805 

Carleton, Osgood. 

A plan of Boston from actual survey, by Osgood Carleton. Size, 
8iX14^ inches. Scale (computed), 800 feet to an inch. 

In the Boston Directory, 1805, and is the same plate, with alterations, as the one 
published in 1803. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Same 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Charles H. Ti/ler, Boston. 

South Boston lands and owners, from a drawing made shortly after 
annexation. Size, 2^X41 inches. 

In Toomey (John J.) (Edward P. B.) Rankin History of South Boston, 1901, p. 106. 

4452.155. 

Boston Public Library. 

1806 

A plan of Boston. Size, 8iX14i inches. Scale (computed), 800 
feet to an inch. 
In Boston Directory, 1806. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Same 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 



1807 

Same 

In Boston Directory, 1807. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Same 

Essex Institute, Salem. 
II 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 
Taylor, William. 

[Plan showing roads from the Old State house, through Cambridge, 
to Brighton meeting house.] Maps and plans, Vol. 69, p. 7. 

Massachusetts State Archives. 

1808 

[Plan showing roads in Charlestown, Cambridge, and north end of 
Boston in connection with Middlesex canal. Anon.] Size, 9|X16 
inches. Maps and plans. Vol. 42, p. 23. 

Massachusetts State Archives. 



1809 

Cotton, Edward, publisher. 

Map of Boston. [New plate.] Size, 8fX14J inches. Scale, 800 feet 
to an inch. 

In Boston Directory, 1809. Printed by Munroe, Francis & Parker. Boston, Edward 
Cotton, 1809. 

Overseers of the Poor, Boston. 



148 City Document No. 15. 

1809. — Continued. 

Same 

Massachusetts State Library. 

(( 

Charles H. Tyler, Boston. 

Blunt, Edward M. 

Boston Bay. Size, 3fX7i inches. Scale (computed j, 2 miles 
to an inch. 
In Blunt (Edward M.) American Coast Pilot. 6tli ed. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 



Same 

In 7th edition. New York, 1812. 



Essex Institute, Salem. 



1810 



Plan of Boston. Size, 8|X14J inches. Scale, 800 feet to an inch. 
In Boston Directory, Boston, 1810. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Same 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

KOGEKS, J. 

[South burying ground.] J. Rogers [1810?] [MS.] Size, 21fX28i 
inches. Scale (computed), 16 feet to an inch. 

Cemetery Department, Boston. 

Cakleton, Osgood. 

[Plan of canal to connect the waters on the east and west sides 
(Castle street and Dedham street). MS.] Size, lljX24i inches. 
Scale, 80 feet to an inch. Maps & Plans, Vol. 69, p. 6 

Massachusetts State Archives. 

Thompson, Samuel. 

A plan of Brighton, drawn from a survey taken by Samuel Thomp- 
son esq"^. of Woburn, and plotted from a scale of 40 rods to an inch, 
by Peter Tufts jun., November S'^. 1810. [MS.] Size, 25|X39| 
inches. 

Webster F. Warren, Brighton. 



Same A-144 

Tracing (on cloth) of the above, made in the City Enpjineer's ollice, March 18, 1904. 
Also a blue print of same, backed with cloth. 

Engineering Department {Surveying Division). 

1812 

Lambert, Samuel. 

A new chart of Massachusetts bay, drawn from the latest authorities 
by Samuel Lambert, Salem, 1812. Entered according to act of 
Congress, June 29, 1812, by Gushing & Appleton & S. Lambert, of 
the State of Massachusetts. Size, 22fX.32f inches. Scale (com- 
puted), 3/g^ nautical miles to an inch. 
Shows Boston harbor with considerable detail. Four copies. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 



Engineering Department. 149 

1813 

Cotton, Edward, publisher. 

Plan of BoBton. Size, 8|X14 inches. Scale (computed), 800 feet to 
an inch. 

In Boston Directory, 1813. Printed by E. G. House, July, 1813. Boston, E. Cotton, 
1813. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Same 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 



Charles H. Tyler, Boston. 

Blunt, Edward M. 

Blunt's new chart of the north eastern coast of North America, ex- 
tending from Lat. 39° 30' h. Long, 74° 18' X. to Lat. 45° h. Long. 66° 
W. Samuel Harrison, Sec^, Phila. New York, published as the act 
directs, June, 1813. Size, 27^^X46^ inches. Scale (computed), 14 
miles to an inch. 
Shows Boston liarbor with considerable detail. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

1814 

Hales, John Groves. 

Map of the City of Boston in the State of Massachusetts, by J. G. 
Hales, Geog^ & Surveyor [Boston], 1814. J. R. Penniman Del. 
Engraved by T. Wightman, Jr. Size, 28X36 inches. Scale (com- 
puted), 90+ yards to an inch. 
The wards shown in color. Contains a sub-map, showing from the Neck to Boxbury 
line. 

Samuel S. Shaw, Boston. 

Same. Eeissued. Boston, A. Williams & Co., 1879. 

John W. Farwell, Boston. 

Same. Reproduction of the Williams reprint. Boston, Photo-Electro 
Engraving Co. [1894.] Size, 37iX47i inches. Scale (com- 
puted), 69+ yards to an inch. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Same. [In sixteen sheets.] Size of each, 10X12 inches. 

In Hales' maps of tlie street lines of Boston, made for the selectmen in 1819-18'20. 
Reproduced by the Photo-Electro Enf^raving Co., and published by the city regis- 
trar (WilJiam H. Whitmore), 2 vol. in 1 fol. Boston, Rockwell & Churchill, 1894. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 



1815 

Blunt, Edward M. 

Boston Bay, 1815. Size, 3fX 7+ inches. Scale (computed), 2 miles 
to an inch. 
In Blunt (Edward M.) American Coast Pilot, 1817. 9th ed. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

1816 

Cotton, Edward, publisher. 

Map of Boston. Size, 8f X14i inches. Scale, 800 feet to an inch. 
In Boston Directory, 1816. Printed by James Loring. Boston, Edw.ard Cotton, 
1816. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 



150 City Document No. 15. 



1816. — Continued. 

Boston and adjacent country. Size, 3^X51 inches. Scale (com- 
puted), 5 miles to an inch. 
In Melish (John) A geographical description of the United States. Phila., 1816. 
Published by the author, opp. p. 60. This copy was presented to James Madison by 
John Melish. 2388.8 



Boston Public Library. 



Same 



In Melish (John) A geographical description of the United States. Philadelphia. 
T. H. Palmer, printer, 1816, opp. p. 62. 2388.13 

Boston Public Library. 

Same, drawn by John Melish. B. Tanner, Sc. Size, 3|X7j\ inches. 

In Travellers' manual and description of the United States. New York. Published 
by A. S. Goodrich, 1831, opp. p. 97. 4466.54 

Boston Public Library. 

1817 

Wadsworth, Alex^ S. 

Chart of Boston Harbor. Surveyed in 1817 by Alex^ S. Wadsworth, 
U. S. N., by order of Com<=. William Bainbridge, to whom it is most 
respectfully inscribed. Allen & Gaw, Sc. Philadelphia, John 
Melish, 1819. Size, 36^X41 inches. Scale, 1,500 feet to an inch. 
Shows topography of land near shore line, flats and surroundings. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Snelling, John W. 

Plan of the new burial ground, north district, Boston. Taken, 
Sept. 25, 1817, by John W. Snelling. [MS.] Size, 9X101 inches. 
Scale, none. 
An addition to the original lot. 

Cemetery Department, Boston. 



1818 

A geological map of Boston and its vicinity. Engraved for Dana's 
Outlines of mineralogy and geology of Boston. Annin & Smith, 
Sc. Size, 12iX13f inches. 
Bounds Beverly, Billerica, Dover, Cohasset. 

Dr. James B. Ayer, Boston. 

Tufts, Peter, Jun. 

Plan of Charlestown peninsula in the state of Massachusetts from 
accurate survey by Peter Tufts, 1818. Engraved by Annin & Smith. 
Size, 17X20f inches. Scale (computed), 400 feet to an inch. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Tufts, Peter, Jun. 

A plan of Charlestown Neck drawn from a scale of 200 feet to an 

inch by Peter Tufts, Jr. Charlestown, Sept. 5, 1818. Size, 13X28f 

inches. Maps and Plans, Vol. 42, p. 29. 

A manusf-ript copy by Geo. W. Brown, from original in possession of New England 

Historic Genealogical Society. 

Massachusetts State Archives. 



1819 

Hales, John Groves. 

Map of Boston and its vicinity from actual survey by John G. 
Hales. Edwin Gillingham, Sc. Boston, John G. Hales; Philadel- 



Engineering Department. 151 



1819. — Continued. 

phia, J. Melish, 1819. Size, 24i-X30i inches. Scale, 1 mile to an 

inch. 

Shows territory around Boston, from Beverly on the northeast to Acton on the 

northwest; to and including Medlield on the southwest to Scituate on the southeast. 

Some of the towns seem to have been tinted around the edges. This is the only edition 

which has a single north point. (Three copies.) 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Hales, John Groves. 

Plans and records of the streets, lanes, courts, places, etc., in the 
town of Boston. Taken from actual survey under the direction of 
the honorable board of selectmen in the year 1819, by their most 
humble servant, John G. Hales, Boston. Fac-simile reproduction 
of manuscript in possession of City Engineer, by the City Registrar, 
Boston, Rockwell & Churchill, 1894. (2 vols in 1. 8° 285 pp. L. f°) 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

1820 

Hales, John Groves. 

Map of Boston and its vicinity. From actual survey by John G. 
Hales. Edward Gillingham, Sc. Boston, John G. Hales, 1820. 
(Colored.) Size, 24|-X30i inches. Scale, 1 mile to an inch. 
For note giving amount of territory covered see edition of 1819. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Same 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 

1821 

Plan of Boston. Size, 8fX14J inches. Scale (computed), 800 feet 
to an inch. 
In Boston Directory. Boston, -John H. A. Frost and Charles Stimpson, Jr., 1821. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Hales, John Groves. 

[Map of the] Mill Dam. Size, 5y\X6jJg inches. Scale (computed), 
1,985 feet to an inch. 
In Hales (.John Groves) survey of Boston, p. 24. Boston, 1821. 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 

Blunt, Edward M. 

Plan of Boston harbour. Size, 3|X7 inches. Scale (computed), 
lj% miles to an inch. 
Sub-map to Blunt's new chart of the northeastern coast of North America, extend- 
ing from Lat. 37^ 20' N., Long. 75=' 20' W., to Lat. 47° 56' N., Long. 62° 51' W. New 
York, William Hooker, 1821 (two copies). 

Essex Institute, Salem. 



1822 

Plan of Boston [col.]. Size, 8|X14i inches. Scale (computed), 800 
feet to an inch. 
In Boston Directory, 1822. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Same 

Charles H. Tyler, Boston. 



152 City Document No. 15. 

1S22. — Continued. 

Blunt, Edward M. 

Boston bay. Published by Edward M. Blunt for W. Hooker, New 
York, 1822. J. Seymour, printer. Size, S|X7i inches. Scale 
(computed), 2 miles to an inch. 
In Blunt (Edward M.) American Coast Pilot, 10th ed., face p. 164 (five copleB). 

Essex Institute^ Salem. 

Lambert, Samuel. 

A new chart of Massachusetts bay and part of the coast of Maine. 
Drawn from the latest authorities by Samuel Lambert, hydrog- 
rapher, Salem, 1822. Entered according to Act of Congress, Feb. 
11th, 1822, by Gushing & Appleton, and Samuel Lambert of Massa- 
chusetts. Size, 22fX33f inches. Scale, 4 miles to an inch (eight 
copies). 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

1823 

Morse, Sidney E. 

Plan of Boston and its vicinity, W. & S. S. Jocelyn, Sc. Size, 2^ 
inches diameter. 

Sub-map to map of Masgachusetts, Rliode Island and Connecticut. In Morse 
(Sidney E.) Atlas of the United States. New Haven, 1823. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

KOGERS, J. 

Plan of the Central burial ground, 1823. J. Rogers. [MS.] Size, 
21iX30| inches. Scale, 15 feet to an inch. 

Cemetery Department, Boston, 

Same. Plan of the Granary burial ground, 1823. J. Rogers. Copy 
and addition of estates on Park street, made Jan. 1st, 1874. 
Size, 25X39 inches. Scale, 15 feet to an inch. 

Cemetery Department, Boston. 

Same (tracing). Copied July 19, 1879, by W. M. Coombs. 

Cemetery Department, Boston. 

Same. Plan of Chapel burying ground, 1823. J. Rogers. [MS.] 
Size, 21X30 inches. Scale (computed), 10 feet to an inch. 
Cemetery Department, Boston. 

Same. Size, 18|X26i inches. Scale, 10 feet to an inch. 

Cemetery Department, Boston. 



1824 

BowEN, Abel. 

Plan of Boston in 1824. A. Bowen, Sc. Size, 3x%X5| inches. Scale 
(computed), 1,775 feet to an inch. 

The map is divided into squares, which are lettered. Streets are numbered, names 
corresponding to same on the opposite page. Ward lines are shown ; also the ancient 
high-water line. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Blunt, Edward M. 

Plan of Boston harbour. Size, 3fX7 inches. Scale (computed), 
2y'q nautical miles to an inch. 

Sul)-map to Blunt's new chart of the northeastern coast of North America, extend- 
ing from Lat. 37^ 2U' N., Long. 75"^ 20' W. to Long. 47° 55' N., Long. 62° .5' W. Printed, 
published and sold l)y William Hooker, successor to E. M. Blunt. N. Y., 1821. Addi- 
tions from a survey in 1822-23-24. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 



Engineering Department. 153 

1825 

Fuller, Stephen Palmer. 

Boston-Brookline, Jan. 11, 1825. Size, llfXlSi inches. Scale, 
200 feet to an inch. [MS.] Maps and plans. Vol. 29, p. 21. 

Shows milkiam anti porlionB of Boston, Roxbury, Brookliiie. 

Massachusetts State Archives. 



South Boston, size, 2^X4^. 

.) Rankin Histor, 

Boston Public Library. 



In Toomey (John J.) (Edward P. B.) Rankin History of South Boston, 1901, p. 138. 

4452.155 



1826 

Baldwin, Loamml 

Plan of a survey of a canal from Boston to Connecticut river, vrith 
a sketch of a proposed water route to the Hudson. Made under the 
direction of the Commissioners. R. Baldwin, Del. Annin & Smith, 
Eng. Size, 8X57 inches. Scale, 2i miles to an inch. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Blunt, E. & G. W., publishers. 

Boston harbour. From the survey of A. S. Wadsworth, esq., U. S. 
N., and the chart of Des Barres. Drawn by E. Blunt. Printed by 
W. Hooker. New York. E. & G. W. Blunt, 1826. Size, SXlOi 
inches. Scale (computed), 1.33 miles to an inch. 
In Blunt'B American Coast Pilot, 1826. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

1827 

Plan showing fortifications on Williams island, Governor's island. 
Castle island (City Point?), Island wharf and docks (about opposite 
India Wharf in South Boston flats), relative to petition of Seward 
Porter, Size, 8iX13f inches. Maps and plans, Vol. 42 p. 21. 

See Senate Doc. s^jui, 1827. 

Massachusetts State Archives. 

Blukt, E. & G. W. 

Boston harbor, from the survey of A. S. Wadsworth esq. U. S. N. 
and the chart of Des Barres. Drawn by E. Blunt. Engraved by 
Hatch Lrs. & Frs. D. R. Harrison, New York, Edmund and George 
W. Blunt, Gray & Bruce, printers, Sept. 1827. 
In the American Coast Pilot, 11"" ed. opp. p. 60 (two copies). 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

1828 

BowEN, Abel. 

Plan of Boston, 1828. Size, 3|X5}f inches. 
In Bowen (Abel) Picture of Boston, 1829. 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 

Thkall, Willis, publisher. 

Plan of Boston and its vicinity. Size, 2i inches in diameter. 
Sub-map to map of the United States, compiled from the most authentic surveys. 
Hartford, Willis Thrall, l!:28. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Hayward, James. 

Plan of a survey for the proposed Boston and Providence railroad. 

By James Hayward, January, 1828. Annin & Smith, engravers. 

Size, 7iX42 inches. Scale, 1 mile to an inch. 
In Senate Doc, Nov. 4, 1828. Report of the board of commissioners of internal 
Improvemeut in relation to the examination of sundry routes lor a railway from 
Boston to Providence. Boston, Dutton & Wentworth, printers to the State, 1828. 

Massachusetts State Library. 



154 City Document No. 15. 

1828. — Continued. 

Same (loose map) , . . . f, Maps and Plans, Vol. 62, p. 10. 

Massachusetts State Archives. 

Hayward, James. 

A plan of surveys for a canal from Boston to Blackstone, Thompson 
and Connecticut river. Surveyed by James Haywood, 1828. Eddy, 
del. Pendletons lith. Boston. Variation 7° 17' W. Size, 11|X31 
inches. Scale, 2 miles to an inch. 

In Senate Doc. 19, 1829. Report of the conimissioners of internal improvement In 
relation to a survey for a route for a canal from Boston to the Blackstone canal and 
thence to the line of Connecticut, etc. Boston, True & Green, Stale printers, 1829. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Blunt, Edmund. 

Boston harbour, from the survey of A. S. Wadsworth and the chart 
of Des Barres. Size, 8X10J inches. Scale (computed), l^V miles 
to an inch. 

Sub-map to "The northeastern coast of North America, from New York to Cape 
Canso. By Edmund Blunt. Ely, Scr. Engraved by D. R. Harrison. Entered accord- 
ing to Act of Congress the 22<i day of July, 1828, by Edmund Blunt of the State of 
New York." Size, 37ix60i inches. Scale (computed), lij\ miles to an Inch. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Blunt, Edmund. 

Plan du havre de Boston, dresse d'apres les travaux de Mr. A. S. 
Wadsworth officer de la marine des Etats-unis. Size, 7|X9^ inches. 
Scale (computed), IjW marine miles to an inch. 

Sub-map to Carte de la coteorientale, del'Anierique Septentrionale.partie comprise 
entre la bale de Gaspee et New York. Dressee d'apres les cartes publlees en 1828 par 
I'hydrographe americain, E. Blunt. Publiee par ordre du rois, sous le mlnlstere de 
M. le Compte de Rigny, vice amiral, secretaire d'etat au department de la marine et 
des colonies, au d^pot-general de la marine en 1834. Ecrlt par .J. M. Hacq. Grav6 
par Chassant. Size, 22x33| inches. Scale (computed), 38.8mileB to an inch. 

Br. James B. Ayer, Boston. 



1831 

Baker, Edmund T. 

A map of the towns of Dorchester and Milton taken under the 
direction of the Selectmen of the respective towns, as the towns 
committees for procuring correct plans of their territories to be 
returned into the secretary's of States office agreeable to the laws 
of this Commonwealth. This plan was made in March from surveys 
made in May and September, A.D. 1831. By Edmund T. Baker, 
of Milton. Reduced reproduction by Photo-electrotype Company, 
Boston, 1889. Size, 15iX19f inches. Scale (computed), 3,044 feet 
to an inch. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 



1832 

Hales, John Groves. 

Map of the town of Eoxbury. Surveyed by John G. Hales. Engraved 
by Annin & Smith. Published under the superintendence of the 
Selectmen, April, 1832. Size, 16ifX24i inches. Scale, 100 rods to 
an inch. 

3{assachusetts Historical Society. 



Same. Size, 6X11 inches. 

S.)Town of 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 



Reproduction in Drake (Francis S.) Town of Roxbury. Roxburv. By the author, 
1878. 



Engineering Department. 155 

1SS2. — Continued. 

Fuller, Stephen Palmer. 

[Plan of a portion of the Back Bay showing the boundaries of sev- 
eral estates.] By S. P. Fuller, Surveyor, Boston, October 20th, 
1832. Copied by A. Hale, February 13th, 1849. Copied March 11, 
1852, for Back Bay Commission. Size, 16X21 inches. Scale (com- 
puted), 400 feet to an inch. 
In Senate Doc. No. 45, 1852. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Jackson, Francis. 

[Plan of the Rev. Mather Byles' lot, showing locations of houses, 
trees, abutters, etc.] F. J. [Francis Jackson.] Size, 16X21 inches. 
Scale, 10 feet to an inch. 



Two plans, dittering in detail. 



Massachusetts Historical Society. 



1833 

[Plan of the Boston and Providence railroad from Boston to Rox- 
bury.] Size, 23X38i inches. Scale, 440 feet to an inch. 

A plan and profile, on tracinsr paper, submitted by an engineer to the directors and 
referred to by them in votes of Sept. 7; Oct. 21, 1833; Jan. 30, 1836; Jan. 26, 18,37. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Hales, John Groves. 

Map of Boston and its vicinity, [col.] From actual survey by 
John G. Hales. With corrections in 1833. Edward Gillingham, 
Engraver. Size, 25X31 inches. Scale, 1 mile to an inch. 
This map was first issued in 1819, reissued in 1820, 1829, and 1833. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Same 

3fassachusetts Historical Society. 

Wadsworth, Alexander. 

A new plan of the city of Boston, including a part of Roxbury, 
Cambridge and Charlestown. Drawn by Alex' Wadsworth, Civil 
Engineer, 1833. Size, 12X16 inches. 
In Charlestown Directory. Charlestown, A. Quimby, 1834. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Same 

In Bo wen (Abel) Picture of Boston, 1838. 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 

Same. Reproduction. Size, 9^ X12f inches. Scale (computed), 1,750 

feet to 1 inch. 
In City Registrar's report for 1902. Doc. 34, 1903. 

City Clerk''s Office, Boston. 

Young, J. H. 

Boston and vicinity. By J. H. Young. Size, 4|X5f inches. Scale 
(computed), 2,% miles to an inch. 
Sub-map to map of Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Same. Size, 2|X3i inches. 

Sub-map on Mitchell's Traveller's guide map through the United States. In folder- 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 



156 City Document No. 15. 

1833. — Continued. 

Blunt, E. A G. W., publishers. 

Boston harbour, from the survey of A. S. Wadsworth esq. U. S. N. 
and the chart of Des Barres. Drawn by E. Blunt. Printed by W. 
Hooker. New York, E. & G-. W. Blunt, 1833. Size, 8X10^ inches. 
Scale (computed), lj%% miles to an inch. 
In Bluiit's American Coast Pilot, July, 1833, 12th ed. opp. p. 176. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

1834 

Young, J. H. 

Vicinity of Boston. Size, 4f X5| inches. Scale, 5 miles to an inch. 

Sub-map to A new map of tiie United States, by J. H. Young. Engraved by J. H. 
Young, F. Dankworth, E. Yeager, E. F. Woodward. Published by S. Augustus 
Mitchell, 1834. 

Essex Institute Salem. 

Same 

Sub-map on reference and distance map of the United States, by J. H. Young. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

1835 

Smith, George G., publisher. 

Plan of Boston, comprising part of Charlestown and Cambridge. 
Published by Geo. G. Smith, Engraver. Size, 20fX2U inches. 
Scale (computed), SBy'o rods to an inch. 

Contains two sub-maps : (1) South Boston, drawn by S. P. Fuller. Size, 5x6i inches. 
Scale (computed), 1,467 feet to an inch. (2) Plan of East Boston, from actual survey, 
by K. H. Eddy. Size, 4|x7i inches. Scale (computed), 1,293 feet to an inch. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Plan showing changes in the bed of Boston harbor, from a compari- 
son of the surveys of 1835 and 1847. Plan No. 1. Size, 15X19 
inches. Scale, xoooo- 
With communication to the Board of Harbor Commissioners by the United States 
Advisory Council. In volume of plans accompanying legislative documents, 1868. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Plan showing changes in the bed of Boston harbor, from compari- 
son of the surveys of 1835 and 1861. Plan No. 3. Size, 20X23 
inches. Scale, y^^oo- 
With communication to the Board of Harbor Commissioners by the United States 
Advisory Council. In volume of plans to accompany legislative documents for 1868. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

1836 

Broaders, Otis, publisher. 

Plan of Boston. Size, 4|^X5f inches. Scale (computed), 1,655 feet 
to an inch. 

Sub-map on new map of MassachusettB, compiled from the latest authorities, and 
corrected, by permission, from the survey ordered by the legislature in 1830. G. W. 
Boyuton, Sc. Boston, Otis Broaders & Co., 1836. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

1837 

"Wilcox, A. F., and others, publishers. 

Plan of Boston. Size, 5fx6f inches. Scale (computed), 1,200 feet 
to an inch. 

Sub-map on Map of Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut. Compiled from 
the latest authorities. Engraved by J. Welles, New York. Published in 1837, A. F. 
Wilcox, 3Iiddleton, Conn.; Light & Stearns, Boston; C. Shep.'ird, New York and 
Prov. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 



Engineering Department. 157 

1837. — Continued. 
Eddy, Robert Henry. 

Plan of East Boston, showing the land and water lots sold and un- 
sold; also, all buildings and other improvements. Boston, T. 
Moore, Lith., 1837. Size, 26^X431^ inches. Scale, 400 feet to an 
inch. Maps and plans, Vol. 22, p. 3. 

Massachusetts State Archives. 

Wadsworth, Alexander. 

[Plan of a portion of South Boston, from H street east, to the 
water, and from the shore on the north to the shore on the south. 
Manuscript drawing, made in 1837 by Alex. Wadsworth.] Size, 
43iX49f inches. Scale, 100 feet to an inch. 

Assessors^ Office, Boston. 

Blunt, E. & G. W., publishers. 

Boston harbour, from the survey of A. S. Wadsworth, esq., U. S. N., 
and the chart of Des Barres. Drawn by E. Blunt. Printed by W. 
Hooker. New York, E. & G. W. Blunt, 1837. Size, SXlOi 
inches. Scale (computed), !-[%% miles to an inch. 
In Blunt's American Coast Pilot, June, 1837, 13th ed. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Perham, B. F. 

Plan of the harbor of Boston. From surveys made under the 
direction of commissioners appointed by a resolve of the Legisla- 
ture, passed March 25, 1835. Surveyed and drawn by B. F. Perham. 
Moore's lith., Boston. Size, 26|X33i inches. Scale, 600 feet to an 
inch. 

Shows -water front from Brookline avenue to Federal-street bridge; also a few 
soundings. 

In Senate Doc. No. 47, 1838, report of the Commissioners for the survey of Boston 
harbor. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Same (loose map) 

Two copies. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Plan of the South Cove. [Anon.] Feb., 1837. Size, 21fX 36 inches. 
Scale, 100 feet to an inch. 
Two copies, one rolled. 

Massachtisetts Historical Society. 



1838 

A map of Boston, county of Suffolk and adjacent towns. A. 
Bowen, Sc. [Anon.] Size, 12X12 inches. 
In Bowen (Abel) Picture of Boston, 1838. 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 

1839 

Dearborn, Nathaniel, & Sons, publishers. 

A new and complete map of Boston, with part of Cliarlestown, 
Cambridge and Itoxbury. From the best autliorities by G. W. 
Boynton. Boston, Dearborn, 1839. Size, 14||X 16}f inches. Scale 
(computed), 1,342 feet to an inch. 

Shows wards colored. 

In folder marked " Dearborn's map of Boston." 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Same, rolled 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 



158 City Document No. 15. 

1839 — Continued. 
Smith, George G. 

Plan of Boston, comprising a part of Charlestown and Cambridge. 
Published by George G. Smith, Engraver, Boston, 1839. Size, 
20|X21i inches. Scale (computed), 37 rods to an inch. 

Contains two sub-maps: (1) Plan of East Boston from actual survey by R. H.Eddy. 
Size, 45x7y''8 Inches. Scale (computed), 1,391 feet to an inch. (2) Plan of South 
Boston, drawn by S. P. Fuller. Size, 5x6i inches. Scale (computed), 91 rods to an 
inch. 

Assessors'' Office, Boston. 

1840 

Phelps & Ensign. 

Vicinity of Boston. Size, 2X2 inches. Scale, none. 

Sub-map to Phelps & Ensign's Traveller's guide and map of the United States, 
containing tlie roads, distances, steamboats, canal routes, etc. Engraved op steel by 
J. Wells, Brooklyn, L. I. New York, Phelps & Ensign. Size, 26ix41J inches. Scale 
(computed), 71 miles to an inch. This map contains a copy of the Declaration of 
Independence, views relating to the war for independence, and i)ortrait8 of the presi- 
dents to and including Martin Van Buren; also 14 sub-maps of principal cities. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Same 

Two copies. 

New England Historic Genealogical Society. 

Blunt, Edmund. 

Boston harbour, from the survey of A. S. Wadsworth, esq., 
U. S. N., and from the chart of Des Barres. Size, 8X10i inches. 
Scale (computed), ly^^ niiles to an inch. 
Sub-map to The northeastern coast of North America, from New York to Cape 

Canso, Including Sable island. By Edmund Blunt. New York, E. & G. W. Blunt. 

Additions to 1840. Size, 37x75 inches. Scale (computed), 11 miles to an inch. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. Size, 3|X5f inches. 
Scale, 25 miles to an inch. 
To accompany articles on topography and railroads of Massachusetts. In Monthly 
Chronicle, Vol. 1, 1840, p. 180. 3202.4. 

Boston Public Library. 
1841 

Phelps & Ensign. 

Boston. Size, 5|X6| inches. Scale (computed^, 8 miles to an 
inch. 
Shows Boston proper, south to Pleasant street. Sub-map to Map of Massachusetts, 
Rhode Island and Connecticut. Compiled from the latest autliorities. Engraved by 
J. Wells, New York. Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1836 by A. F. 
Wilcox of the State of Connecticut. New York, Phelps & Ensign, 1841. Size, 
23|x33^ inches. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Young, J. H. 

Vicinity of Boston. Size, 3^X4^ inches. Scale (computed), ^j% miles 

to an inch. 
A sub-map to map of the United States, by J. H. Young. Entered according to Act 
of Congress, 1836, by S. A. Mitchell. W. Mason, Del. Phila., 8. Augustus Mitchell, 
1841. Size, 32f x42 inches. Scale (computed), 1^^ miles to an inch. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

1842 

Phelps & Ensign. 

Boston. Size, 5|X6|- inches. Scale (computed), 8 miles to an inch. 
For further description, see edition of 1841. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Wadsworth, Alexander. 

Plan of land at South Boston, belonging to the United States. Bos- 
ton, July, 1842. Alex. Wadsworth, surveyor. J. H. Bufford's lith. 
Size, 25X301 inches. Scale, 100 feet to an inch. 

Assessors'' Office, Boston. 



Engineeking Department. 159 



1843 

Mitchell, Samuel Augustus. 

Vicinity of Boston. Size, SixH inches. 

Bouncls Lynn on the northeast, Woburn on the northwest, Dedham on the south- 
west, Hull on" the southwest. 

Sub-map to Mitchell's national map of the American republic or United States of 
America, together with maps of the vicinities of thirty-two of the principal cities and 
towns in the Union. Drawn by J. H. Young. Engraved by J. H. Brightly. Phlla., 
S. Augustus Mitchell, 1843. Size, 25^x33 inches. Scale (computed;, 53 niiles to an 
inch. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

1844 

Borden, Simeqn. 

Topographical map of Massachusetts, compiled by Simeon Borden 
from astronomical, trigonometrical, and various local surveys made 
by order of the Legislature. Simeon Borden, Supt. Engraved by 
George G. Smith. Size, 48iX74f inches. Scale, 2^ miles to an inch. 

Shows Boston and vicinity, with considerable detail. On same map, A geological 
map by Edward Hitchcock; also. Plan of the principal triangles of the trigonometrical 
survey of Massachusetts [col.]. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Same 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Young, J. H. 

Map of the vicinity of Boston. Size, S^X Scinches. Scale, none. 

Sub-map to Mitchell's national map of the American republic .... together 
with majis of the vicinities of the principal cities and towns. Drawn by J. H. Young. 
Engraved by J. H. Brightly. Phila., S. Augustus Mitchell, 1844. Two copies. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Eddy, Robert Henry. 

Plan of East Boston, exhibiting the land and water lots and other 
improvements. By R. H. Eddy. Drawn by John Noble, June, 
1844. Lithos of Bouve & Sharpe, Boston. Size, 22|X34 inches. 
Scale, 400 feet to an inch. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Blunt, Edmund. 

Boston harbour, from the survey of A. S. Wadsworth, esq., U. S. 

N., and chart of Des Barres. Size, 8X10^ inches. Scale (computed), 

Ij^Q miles to an inch. 
Sub-map to The northeastern coast of North America, from New York to Cape 
Canso, including Sable island. By Edmund Blunt. New York, E. & G. W. Blunt. 
Additions to 1844. Size, 37x75 inches. Scale (computed), 11 miles to an inch. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Noelokers, T. 

[South burying ground.] T. Noelokers, architect, Boston, 1844. 
[MS.] Size, 17iX22 inches. 

Cemetery Department, Boston. 

1845 

Whitney, Charles. 

Plan of Savin hill in Dorchester, belonging to Mess". "Worthington 
and Robinson. Surveyed Aug. 15, 1845. Charles Whitney, sur- 
veyor and engineer. BufEord & Co., lith. Boston. Size, 26^X32^ 
inches. Scale, 80 feet to an inch. 

Assessors^ Office, Boston. 



160 City Document No. 15. 



1846 

Dkakborn, Nathaniel, publisher. 

A new and complete map of the city of Boston with part of Charles- 
town, Cambridge and Roxbury, From the best authorities by 
G. W. Boynton for N. Dearborn, publisher, Boston, 1846. Size, 
15X17i inches. Scale (computed), 83-|- rods to an inch. 

John W. Farwell, Boston. 

Tanner, Henry S. 

[Map of Boston]. Size, 4iX5| inches. Scale (computed), 2,285 
feet to an inch. 

Sub-map on H. S. Tanner's MassachuBetts and Rhode l3land. Phila., C. S. 
Williams, 1846. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Lewis, Alonzo. 

Diagram of railroads diverging from Boston. Showing the depots 
and distances [Boston, 1846]. Size, 4iX9|^ inches. 
Covers nearly all of Southern New England. Cut from Dickinson's Boston 
Almanac. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Fuller, Stephen Palmer. 

South Boston. Size, 3^X4^ inches. 
In Toomey (John J.) (Edward P. B.) Rankin History of South Boston, 1901, p. 148. 

4452.155 
Boston Public Library. 
NOTT, Samuel. 

East Boston cemetery. Samuel Nott, surveyor. Boston, April 17, 
1846. [MS.] Size, 22|X 26^ inches. Scale, 20 feet to an inch. 

Cemetery Department, Boston, 

1847 

Blunt, Edmund. 

Boston harbour, from the survey of A. S. Wadsworth, esq., U. S. N., 
and the chart of Des Barres. Drawn by E. Blunt. Printed by W. 
Hooker. New York, E. & G. W. Blunt, 1847. Size, 8X10J inches. 
Scale (computed), l^g^ miles to an inch. 
In Bluut's American Coast Pilot, 16th ed., opp. p. 166 (two copies). 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Bache, a. D. 

Plan of the inner harbor of Boston executed by the U. S. Coast 
survey for the Commissioners appointed by a resolve of the Legis- 
lature passed April 16, 1846. A. D. Bache, Superintendent U. S. C. 
Survey. J. H. BufEord's Lith., Boston. Size, 36X47^'^ inches. 
Scale, 3^^(yo. 
In Senate Doc. No. 25, 1S47. Report of the commission appointed to examine the 

position of the flats in the harbor of Boston, between South Boston and the channel. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Bache, A. D. 

A chart of Boston harbor exhibiting the normal course and velocity 
of the tidal current at ebb. By A. D. Bache, Superintendent of 
U. S. Coast Survey from observations by Lieut. J. N. Maffitt of the 
Hydrographic party under command of Lieut. Chas. H. Davis, 
U. S. N., 1847-48. A No. 3. Size, 7^|X8f inches. Scale, ttsW- 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Plan of Boston harbor, 1847. Boston, Dec. 14, 1849, William P. 
Parrott, engineer. Drawn by George Parrott. Tappan& Bradford's 



Engineering Department. 161 

1847. — Continued. 

Litli., Boston. Size lSiX25i inches. Horizontal scale, 416f feet to 
an inch; vertical scale, 10 feet to an inch. 
Extract from a plan of tbe coast survey : " To accompany report of Massachusetts 
commission appointed to consider wiiat are tiie rights and duties of the Common- 
wealth with resrard to the flats in the harbor of Boston." 
In Senate Doc. 3, 1850. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Massachusetts Board of Habbob Commissioners. 

Changes in the bed of Boston harbor from a comparison of the sur- 
veys of 1847 and 1861. [No. 2.] Size, 17X20 inches. Scale, y^ i(jTj- 
With communication to the Board of Harbor Commissioners, by the United States 

Advisory Council. In volume of plans to accompany legislative documents, 1868. 

Massachusetts State Library, 

Wadswobth, Alexandeb. 

(Back Bay.) Size, 17|X26f inches. Scale, 40 feet to an inch. 
Boston, June 9, 1847. Tappan & Bradford, Lith. 
Reference: "This plan shows channels and flats as they were before the 200 feet 
— side of the Mill Dam was tilled up as per S — Fuller's plan." In Senate Doc. 45, 
1852, report of Back Bay Commissioners. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

1848 

Whitwell, William Scollay. 

Plan of the city of Boston, from actual survey made by order of the 
Water Commissioners, showing the location of the vpater pipes, 1848. 
W. S. Whitwell, engineer, eastern division. Drawn by Frederick 
Budden. Size, 42|X82| inches. Scale, 200 feet to an inch. 

Shows Boston south to Massachusetts avenue. Shows water pipes, and original 
shore line. 

Engineering Department. 

Dkabbobn, Nathaniel, publisher. 

Plan of the city of Boston. Published by Nathaniel Dearborn, 
1848. Size, 4:j\X5^^ inches. Scale (computed), 2,240 feet to an 
inch. 
Shows south as far as Dover street; also small portions of Charlestown and East 
Boston. 

In Dearborn (Nathaniel) Boston Notions. Boston, 1848, opp. p. 280. 



Same 



Essex Institute, Salem. 
Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 



Dearborn, Nathaniel, publisher. 

Boston and vicinity. Size, 2j3gX3|| inches. Scale, none. 
In Dearborn (Nathaniel) Boston Notions. Boston, 1848, p. 376. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Same ............. 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 

Dearborn, Nathaniel, publisher. 

Chart of Boston harbour from the best authorities, 1848. Size, 
5j\X5/5 inches. Scale, 2 nautical miles to an inch. 

Shows the harbor from Cohasset on the southeast to Nahant on the northeast; 
also soundings, with rise of common and other tides and distances from Long Wharf. 
In Dearborn (Nathaniel) Boston Notions. Boston, 1848, opp. p. 412. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Same 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 



162 City Document No. 15. 

1849 

GOLDTHWAIT, J. H. 

Boston and vicinity. Size, 2|X2f inches. Scale (computed), 2.6 
miles to an inch. 

Sub-map to Railroad map of New England and Eastern New York, etc., J. H. 
Goldthwait. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Dickinson, Samuel N., publisheb. 

Map of the vicinity of Boston. Engraved by G. W. Boynton. Size, 
9X11 inches. Scale (computed), 854 feet to an inch. 
Cut from Boston Almanac. Boston, S. N. Dickinson, 1849. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Pakrott, William P. 

Plan of the proposed docks in South Boston [1849?], Drawn by 
G. B. Parrott. William P. Parrott, engineer. Tappan & Bradford's 
Lith., Boston. Size, 18X25 inches. 

In Senate Doc. No. 3, 1850, Report of the Commissioners in relation to the flats In 
Boston harbor. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

1850 

Mitchell, Samuel Augustus, publisher. 

[Plan of Boston.] Size, 4iX5| inches. Scale (computed), 2,285 feet 
to an inch. 
Sub-map on Mitchell (S. A.) Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Chesbbough, Ellis Sylvesteb. 

Railroad crossings and termini in the vicinity of Boston. Com- 
piled under the direction of the Commissioner appointed by the 
Governor to report upon a plan or plans for avoiding said crossings. 
E. S. Chesbrough, Commissioner. January, 1850. Tappan & Brad- 
ford, Lithog-^. Size, 23fX34 inches. Scale, 600 feet to an inch. 

Reduced from a drawing by Chas. Perkins. 

In Senate Doc. No. 15, 1850, Report of Commissioners relating to railroads crossing 
each other in the vicinity of Boston. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Blunt, Edmund. 

Boston harbour, from the survey of A. S. Wadsworth, esq., U. S. N., 
and the chart of Des Barres. Drawn by E. Blunt. Engraved for the 
American Coast Pilot, 16t]i ed., W. Hooker, engraver. New York, 
E. & G. W. Blunt. 1850. Size, 8iX10i- inches. Scale (computed), 
ly^'o miles to an inch. 
Cut, together with page 167 (which is opposite map) and pages 168-9-70, from 
Blunt's American Coast Pilot. 

Walter K. Watkins, Maiden. 

Commissioners on Boston Harbor. 

Plan of the inner harbor of Boston, showing Commissioners' lines, 
proposed by Simon Greenleaf, Joel Giles, Ezra Lincoln, commis- 
sioners appointed under a resolve of the Legislature, approved May 
3, 1850. Size, 19tX24i inches. Scale (computed), 500 feet to an 
inch. Maps and plans. Vol. 67, p. 12. 

Additions have been made to the plan. Title is in pencil. 

Massachusetts State Archives. 



Engineering Department. 163 

1850. — Continued. 

Same. Copy of part of plan of inner harbor of Boston, showing com- 
missioners' lines, proposed by S. Greenleaf, J. Giles, Ezra 
Lincoln, commissioners appointed nnder a resolve of the 
Legislature, approved May 3d, 1850. Tappan & Bradford's 
Lith. Size, 26y%X34i inches. Scale, j^Vij- 
In House Doc. No. 106, 1851, opp. p. 12. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Back Bay Commissioners. 

Plan presented to the Hon^'i'' the State Commissioners for the 
improvement of the Back Bay. Tappan & Bradford, Lith. Size, 
13fX19 inches. Scale, 400 feet to an inch. 
In Senate Doc. No. 45, 1852. Report of the Back Bay Commission. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Copy of a plan of the South Bay from surveys made under the 
direction of James Hayvrard & Ezra Lincoln, jr., commissioners 
appointed by a resolve of the Legislature, passed March 22, 1845, 
showing commissioners lines, etc., recommended by Simon Green- 
leaf, Joel Giles, Ezra Lincoln, commissioners appointed under a 
resolve of the Legislature, approved May 3d, 1850. Tappan & Brad- 
ford's Lith. Size, 18^X26^- inches. Scale, 500 feet to an inch. 

In House Doc. No. lOfi, 1851. Report of the Commissioners concerning 

Boston Harbor and Baeli Bay. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

1851 

Smith, George G., publisher. 

Plan of Boston comprising a part of Charlestown and Cambridge 
[Boston]. Smith. 1851. [col.] Size, 20|-X2U inches. Scale 
(computed), 600 feet to an inch. 

Contains two sub-maps : (1) Plan of South Boston from a drawing by S. P. Fuller. 
Size, 0x63 inclies. Scale fcomputed), 91 rods to an inch. (2) Plan of East Boston 
from actual survey Ijy R. 11. Eddy. Size, 4JgX7i inches. Scale (computed), 1,400 feet 
to an inch. 

Assessors'' Office, Boston. 

Same 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

DOANE, T. & J. 

Plan of Mystic river railroad, Feb., 1851. Size, 14f-X22f inches. 
Scale, 400 feet to an inch. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Same. Plan of part of the Mystic river and Charlestown with common 
low water marks or line of flats. Tappan & Bradford's 
lith. Size, 14|X22f inches. Scale, 400 feet to an inch. 

Contains pencil note relating to filling. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Eddy, Robert Henry. 

Plan of East Boston showing the land and water lots sold and 
unsold; also all buildings and other improvements. By R. H. 
Eddy, civil engineer. Drawn by John Noble, May 1"', 1851. Tap- 
pan & Bradford's Lith. Size, 24iX364^ inches. Scale, 400 feet to 
an inch. 

Street Department {Sewer Ditision), Boston. 



164 City Document No. 15. ' 

1851. — Continued. 

POOIiE, ClIARI.ES H. 

Plan of lots in section No. 2, on Long island, Boston harbor, owned 
by the Long island co., to be sold Aug. 13, 1851, at auction. C. H. 
Poole, surveyor, July 1.5, 1851. Cook's lith. Size, 18X24 inches. 
Scale, 90 feet to an inch. 

Massachusetts Uistoriral Society. 

1852 

Sidney, J. C. 

Map of the city and vicinity of Boston. From original surveys by 
J. C. Sidney. Boston, J. B. Shields, 18.52. Copyright by R. R. 
Smith. Size, 35^X371 inches. Scale, 200 rods to an inch. 
Bounded by Salem, Bedford, Dover and Hingham. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Slattei?, I., AND B. Callan. 

Map of the City of Boston, Mass'*. 1852. Surveyed and drawn by 
I. Slatter & B. Callan, civil engineers. Engraved and printed at 
Ferd. Mayer's lithog. N. Y., M. Dripps, Boston, L. N. Ide, 1852. 
Size, 24X561 inches. Scale, 300 feet to an inch. 
Contains views of fourteen prominent buildings, coat of arms of Massachusetts, 

and Bunker Hill monument; also, a sub-map of Charlestown navy yard. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

MussEY, B. B., & Groom, Thomas, publishers. 

New map of Boston comprising the whole city, with the new 
bovmdaries of the wards. Engraved expressly for the Boston 
Almanac by G. W. Boynton. Size, 9iX10|^ inches. Scale (com- 
puted), 1,714 feet to an inch. 
Contans sub-map Plan of East Boston. Size, 21x4^ inches. Scale (computed), 

3,128 feet to an inch. Cut from Boston Almanac. Boston, Mussey & Groom, 1S52. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Lincoln, Ezra. 

Plan of Back Bay and vicinity, prepared from surveys made under 
the direction of Simon Greenleaf, Joel Giles, Ezra Lincoln, commis- 
sioners, appointed under a resolution of the legislature of Massa- 
chusetts, passed May 3, 1850. Drawn by Henry F. Conant. Tap pan 
& Bradford, lith. Boston, March 11, 1852. Size, 41X541 inches. 
Scale (computed), 250 feet to an inch. 
In Senate Doc. No. 45, 1852. Report of Back Bay Commission. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Adams, George, publisher. 

Charlestown. Size, 5iX5f inches. Scale (computed), 1,486 feet to 
an inch. 

In Charlestown Directory. Cut from a large map. 

Overseers of the Poor, Boston. 

Same. Map of Rosbury. From new surveys by Charles H. Poole. 

Engraved by E. A. Toullon. Size, 5iX8f inches. Scale, 

1,000 feet to an inch. 
In Roxbury Directory. George Adams, 1S52, 

Overseers of the Poor, Boston. 

Back Bay Commissioners. 

Plan of the saltmarsh and upland in Roxbury, lying on the east side 
of Mill Creek. Copy. Boston, March 11, 1852. Simon Greenleaf, 
Joel Giles, Ezra Lincoln, Jr., Commissioners. Size, 17^X25^ inches. 
Scale (computed), 17x^o rods to an inch. 
In Senate Doc. No. 45, 1852. Report of Back Bay Commission. 

Massachusetts State Library. 



Engineering Department. 165 

1852. — Continued. 
McIntyre, Henry. 

Map of the City of Boston and immediate neighborhood. From 
original surveys by II. Mclntyre, C. E. [Boston and Philadelphia.] 
Mclntyre, 1852. [col.] Friend <Sr Aub, Lith. Size, 555X75| inches. 
Scale (computed), 450 feet to an inch. 
Contains views of 55 buildings. 

Assessors'' Office, Boston. 

Same 

Essex Institute, Saletn. 

Walkek, Amasa, secretary. 

Massachusetts Congressional Districts as pro'.iosed in 1852. Size, 
22iX36i inches. 2,300 roll and 2,301 roll. 

Two coiiies. 

Massachusetts State Archives, 

Chesbrough, Ellis Sylvester. 

Map of Boston harbor, showing Commissioners lines, wharves, etc. 
Prepared by order of Harbor committee of the City Council of 1852. 
under the direction of E. S. Chesbrough, city engineer. Tappan & 
Bradford's lith., Boston. Size, 23^X421 inches. Scale (computed), 
1,684 feet to an inch. 

Sliows east as far as outer Brewster; soutb, part of Roxbury; west, ])art of 
Cambridge; north, part of Clielsea. In Doc. 60, 1853. In report of Committee on 
Boston harbor for the year, 1852. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Same *6356. 1.1853.2 

Boston Public Library. 

Same (loose mapj No. 96 rolled 

Massachusetts State Library. 

1853 

Commissioners on Boston Harbor. 

Plan of the receiving basin showing certain avenues and lines of 
release, prepared from surveys made under the direction of 
[John A. Boles. Giles H. Whitney, William H. Swift] commissioners 
appointed under the resolves of the Legislature of Massachusetts, 
dated May 20^11. 1852. Boston, Nov. \z^^. 1853. Whitwell & Henck, 
engineers and surveyors. Tappan & Bradford's lith., Boston. 
Size, 33iX49 inches. Scale, 200 feet to an inch. 
Shows west to Camden street and the Cross Dam, north to Charles river, east to 

the Common, south to Washington street. In Senate Doc. 02, 1855. First report of 

the Commissioners on Boston harbor and the Back Bay, under resolves of 1852, 

Chap. 79. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Doane, T. & J. 

Plan of the Mystic river and Charlestown with common low water 
marks or line of flats. Tappan & Bradford's lith. [1851.] Size, 
14t-X22| inches. Scale, 400 feet to an inch. 

Maps and plans, Vol. 31, p. 24. 

Additions In ink showing shore lines and data as to construction, etc.; according 
to act of Feb. 12, 1853. 

Massachusetts State Archives. 

Walling, Henry Francis. 

Dorchester, Roxbury and West Roxbury, Size, 11X12 inches. 
Scale, 800 feet to an inch. 
Sub-map on Norfolk County. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 



166 City Document No. 15. 

1 853. — Continued. 

United States Coast Survey, 

Sketch of Minots ledge of Boston Harbor. Party under command 
of H. S. Stillwagen, assistant U. S. C. S. ; A. D. Bache, sup'. Drawn 
by J. B. Gliick, H. L. Whitney, E. Cordell. Engraved by A. Roth, 
E. Yaeger, Approved by H. C. Evans and R, Bartle, Size, 19X19 
inches. Scale, xo^uo- 
In United States Coast Survey report, 1853, p. 3. 

Engineering Department (Surveying Division). 



1854 

Adams, Geokge, publisher, 

Charlestown, reduced from Felton & Parker & Barker's plan, by 
T. & J, Doane, engraved by E. A, TouUon. Size, 5fX9 inches. 
Scale (computed), 1,156 feet to an inch. 
In Charlestown Directory, George Adams, 1851. 

Overseers of the Poor, Boston. 

Same 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Adams, George, publisher. 

Map of Roxbury, from new surveys by Charles H. Poole. En- 
graved by E. A. TouUon. Size, 5iX8f inches. Scale, 1,000 feet to 
an inch. 
In Roxbury Directory, George Adams, 1854. 

Overseers of the Poor, Boston. 

Same 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Commissioners on Boston Harbor. 

Plan accompanying the proposal made to the city of Boston by the 
Commissioners on Boston harbor, and the Back Bay, Oct^ 20, 1854. 
John A. Bolles, Giles H. Whitney, Wm. H. Swift, commissioners, 
Whitwell & Henck, engineers and surveyors. L. 11. Bradford & 
co'8. lith. Size, 23^X36 inches. Scale, 250 feet to an inch. 

In Senate Doc. 62, 1855. First report of the Commissioners on Boston harbor and 
the Back Bay, under resolves of 1852, chap. 79. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Doane, T. & J. 

Part of a plan presented to the Commissioners for the improvement 
of the Back Bay, 1854. T. & J, Doane, Boston, Size, 13fX20 
inches. Scale, 200 feet to an inch, 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 



1855 

Smith, George G,, publisher. 

Plan of Boston comprising a part of Charlestown and Cambridge. 
[Boston] Smith, 1855, [Published also by Ide & Dutton.] Size, 
21iX25f inches. Scale (computed), 600 feet to an inch. 

Contains two sub-maps: (1) Plan of South Boston from a drawing by S. P. Fuller. 
Size, 5x6| inches. Scale (computed), 91 rods to an inch. (2) Plan of East Boston 
from actual survey by R. H. Eddy. Size, 4^'gX7i inches. Scale (computed), 1,400 feet 
to an inch. Shows boundaries of wards; churches and places of public worship; 
public schools and public buildings; boundaries of Are districts (col.) ; signal stations. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 



Engineering Department. 167 

1855. — Continued. 
COLTON, J. H., & Co. 

Map of Boston and adjacent cities. Size, IHX 14 inches. Scale 
(computed), 1,636 feet to an inch. 
Sbowe Boston, South Boston, Charlestowu and parts of Dorchester, Roxbury, 
Brookliue, Cambridge, Somerville, Chelsea, and East Boston. In Colton (G. W.) 
General Atlas. New York, J. H. Coltou & Co., 1855. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Same. Boston and Vicinity. Size, 5X6 inches. Scale (computed), 3 

miles to an inch. 
In Colton's Atlas of America. Sub-map to Massachusetts and Rhode Island. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

[Fort Point Channel and South Boston Flats]. Size, lOXlli 

inches. Scale, 600 feet to an inch. Maps and plans, Vol. 36, p. 12. 

Tracing taken from bill concerning Boston Wliarf Co. Chap. 455, 1855. Shows 
riparian owners, 100 rod line (bulkhead) and (pierhead; line. 

Massachusetts State Archives. 

Oarbett, William A. 

Plan of cemetery on Austin street, West Roxbury. Roxbury, 
Jan. 6, 1855, Wm. A. Garbett, BU^v^ [MS]. Size, 12X19i inches. 
Scale, 20 feet to an inch. 

Cemetery Department, Boston. 

1856 

Adams, George, publisher. 

Charlestown, reduced from Felton & Parker & Barker's plan by 
T. & J. Doane. Engraved by E. A. Toullon. Size, 5fX9 inches. 
Scale (computed), 1,156 feet to an inch. 
In Charlestown Directory. George Adams, 1856. 

Overseers of the Poor, Boston. 

Same 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Adams, George, publisher. 

Map of Roxbury. From new surveys by Charles H. Poole. 
Engraved by E. A. Toullon. Size, 5iX8f inches. Scale, 1,000 feet 
to an inch. 
In Roxbury Directory. George Adams, 1856. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Walling, Hexry Francis. 

Map of Middlesex county, Massachusetts, based upon the trigono- 
metrical survey of the state, the details from original surveys 
under the direction of Henry F. Walling, Supt. of the state map. 
Boston, 1856. Thos. W. Baker, draughtsman. Entered according 
to Act of Congress, 1856. Boston, Smith & Bumstead, 1856. [col.] 
Size, 56fX57|- inches. Scale, ^^ok^- ^ 1^3 

Contains sub-map of Charlestown, Somerville and Cambridge. Size, 12*x20J 

Inches. Scale, 64 rods to an inch; also 69 sub-maps and 7 views. 

Engineering Department (Surveying Division). 

Eldridge, Captain George. 

A new chart of New England, from Mt. Desert rock to Gay Head, 
including George's bank and shoals, from the best authorities, 
particularly the latest United States coast surveys ; the Vineyard 
sound and Nantucket shoals from actual surveys by Captain George 
Eldridge. Drawn by George Eldridge, hydrographer. Salem, 
Henry Whipple & Sons; Boston, George G, Smith, 1856. Size, 
35X41f inches. Scale, 5 nautical miles to an inch. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 



168 City Document No. 15. 

1S5Q. — Continued. 

Walking, IIenry Francis. 

Map of the City of Roxbury surveyed under the direction of 11. F. 

Walling, 1856. A collection of 43 manuscript plates. Size, 24|X36i 

inches. Scale, 80 to an inch. Plate, 14^, 2.50 feet to an inch. 

Made under order authorizing the same, dated .Tune 25, IS^S. Work commenced 

Dec, 1S55; completed Sept., 1S56 — showing buildings, lot lines, and base lines with 

bearings. 

Assessors'' Office, Boston. 

1857 

Fuller, Stephen Palmer. 

Plan of lands belonging to the Commonwealth. [Back Bay.] By 
S. P. Fuller, Size, 25X41 inches. Scale, 100 feet to an inch. 

2,321 Roll. 

A manuscript tracing. Made to accompany fiftli annual report of Commission on 
the Back Bay. 

Massachusetts State Archives. 

Same (lithograph) 

In Senate Doc. Xo. 17, 1S57. Report of the committee in relation to lands in the 
Back Bay. Fifth annual report of the Commission on the Back Bay. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Same (loose map) 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Plan of Soutli Boston. Size, 3|X6 inches. Scale (computed), 2,000 
feet to an inch. 
In Simond (Thomas C.) History of South Boston, 1S57, p. 196. 

Esse.z Institute, Salem. 

Same 

Frederick L. Gay, Brookline. 



1858 

Adams, George, publisher. 

Charlestown, reduced from Felton & Parker & Barkers plan by T. 
& J. Doane. Engraved by E. A. Toullon. Size, 5f X9 inches. Scale 
(computed), 1,156 feet to an inch. 
In Charlestown Directory. George Adams, 1858. 

Overseers of the Poor, Boston. 

Same 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Walling. Henry Francis. 

Map of the county of Xorfolk based upon the trigonometrical sur- 
vey of the state of Massachusetts. The details from actual survey 
under the direction of Henry F. Walling, Supt. of State map, 1858. 
Boston and Xew York, Smith & Bumstead. [col.] Size, 
56|X59}| inches. Scale, ^q^oq. 

Contains 4 views and sub-maps: Includes parts of Dorchester, West Roxbury, 
South Boston and Boston Proper. Roxbury and vicinity (including parts of Dor- 
chester, West Roxbury, South Boston and vicinity). Size, Hixlof inches. Scale, 
Tshr^- West Roxbury. Size, 5x6J inches. Scale, iT^hns- Dorchester. Size, 2Jx4 
inches. Scale, nit,/, . ' Harrison Square (Dorchester). Size, 4x6 inches. Scale, xj-Jsj. 
Meeting House Hill (Dorchester;. Size, 4x5| inches. Scale, xjroiTTi- Xeponset'and 
Port Norfolk (Dorchester). Size, 4x5J inches. Scale, 60 rods to an inch. Dorchester 
Lower Mills. Size, 6x5J inches. Scale, t^^- Jamaica Plain (West Roxbury). 
Size, 7ix8 inches. Scale, xxStny 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 



Engineering Department. 169 

1868. — Continued. 

Plan of East Boston, 1858. Lith. by J. H. Bufford, Boston. Size, 
62X9J inches. Scale (computed), 1,422 feet to an inch. 

In Sumner (William H.) History of East Boston. Boston, J. E. Tilton & Co., 18.58. 
Opp. p. 712. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

1859 

Lincoln, Ezra. 

Map of the South Boston shore, exhibiting the various lines estab- 
lished by laws of the commonwealth and by decisions of the 
supreme court, together with the lines of riparian ownership, made 
in pursuance of resolves approved April 6, 1859. Compiled by Ezra 
Lincoln, civil engineer, August, 1859. [MS.] Drawn by Robert L. 
Harris. Size, 38iX54 inches. Scale, 200 feet to an inch. 2329 Roll. 

Massachusetts State Archives. 

1860 

Smith, George G. 

Plan of Boston, comprising a part of Charlestown and Cambridge. 
[Boston.] Smith, 1855, Size, 20f X25i inches. Scale, 600 feet to 
an inch. A-14 

Contains two sub-maps : CI) Plan of Sonth Boston, from a drawing by S. P. Fuller. 
Size, bx^'i inches. Scale (computed), 91 rods to an inch. (2) Plan ol^ East Boston 
from actual survey by R. H. Eddy. Size, 4Jx7J inches. Scale (computed), 1,333 feet to 
an inch. 

Note. — Shows boundaries of wards, churches and places of public worship, 
public schools and public buildings; boundaries of the fire districts (col.); signal 
stations. 

Engineering Department {Surveying Division). 

Same 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Slade, James. 

Plan of lands belonging to the Boston Water Power company and 
the Commonwealth, on the Back Bay, showing part of the city 
streets and streets on land of the Commonwealth as laid out to 
date, with streets as proposed to be laid out on land of the Boston 
Water Power company. Meisel, lith. Size, 24^X35^ inches. 
Scale, 250 feet to an inch. 

New England Historic Genealogical Society. 

Same 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Adams, Sampson & Co., publishers. 

City of Charlestown, 1860. Engraved by E. A. Toullon. Boston, 
Adams, Sampson & Co. [I860]. Size, 7|X9 inches. Scale (com- 
puted), 1,156 feet to an inch. 

Reduced at T. & J. Doane's oflice from Felton & Parker & Barker's Plan. In 
Charlestown Directory. Adams, Sampson & Co., 1860. 

Overseers of the Poor, Boito'i. 

Same 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Adams, Sampson & Co., publishers. 

Map of Roxbury. From new surveys by Charles H. Poole. En- 
graved by E. A. Toullon. Size, 5iX8i inches. Scale, 1,000 feet to 
an inch. 
Tn Roxbury Directory. Adams, Sampson & Co., 1860. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 



170 City Document No. 15. 

1860. — Continued. 

DuTTON, Edward P., & Co., publishers. 

New map of the vicinity of Boston, with the dates of settlement 
and distance from the capital. Boston, 1860. Size, 14f X 14| inches. 
Scale (computed), 2.5+ miles to an inch. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Walling, Henry Francis. 

Map of Boston and country adjacent. Boston, drawn by Meisel 
Bros. E. P. Button & Co., 1860. Size, 29fX40 inches. Scale (com- 
puted), 1 mile to an inch. 

Circles drawn at 1-mile intervals from the State House. Bounds Essex, Lowell, 
Wrentham, Pembroke. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 



Same 



Folded, and in case marked "New map of the vicinity of Boston." E. P. Button 
&Co. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

1861 

PiNNEY, C. 

Atlas of the City of Boston, surveyed, drawn, etc., expressly for the 
use of the New York and Boston Fire Insurance Cos. and Agents, 
by C. Pinney, C. E., 1861. Printed by L. Prang, lith., Boston. 

Contains 26 plates, index and title. Size of each, lQ^\X'21rs inches. Scale, 
approximately, 50 feet to an inch. Shows the brick and wooden buildings colored, 
the style of roofing, rieky buildings, and the location of boilers and ovens. 

Assessors'' Office, Boston. 

Skeleton plan showing the location of the Suffolk and Metropolitan 
railroad routes in Boston. Size, 6X18 inches. Scale, 1,200 feet to 
an inch. Maps and plans, Vol. 29, p. 9 

With printed statement, by parties interested. 

Massachusetts State Archives. 

Plan of South Boston flats. Manuscript tracing showing riparian 
line; soundings, etc., from Fort Point channel to Castle island. 
Size, 36X73 inches. 2334 PtoU 

Massachusetts State Archives. 

Walling, Henry Francis, and Simeon Borden. 

Boston and adjacent cities. Size, 15^X16^ inches. Scale, 100 rods 
to an inch. 

Sub-map to Topographical map of the state of Massachusetts, based on the trigono- 
metrical survey, by Simeon Borden; the details from actual surveys under the direction 
of H. F. Walling [col.]. New York. H. & C. T. Smith, 1861. This map contains other 
sub maps, viz.: Geological map of Massachusetts, by Edward Hitchcock; climato- 
logical map of Massachusetts, showing average temperature, amount of rainfall, by 
Lyman Blortgett; other cities and towns; variation of time from Cambridge observa- 
tory; census statistics; and table of distances. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

DuTTON, Edward P., & Co. 

Chart of Boston harbor and Massachusetts bay, with map of the 
adjacent country. Boston, E. P. Button & Co., 1861. Size, 
18iX24i inches. Scale, 1 mile to an inch. 

Shows to and including Quincy on the South, Danvers on the north. A reproduc- 
tion of a portion of Button's Map of Boston and vicinity, 1860. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 



Engineering Department. 171 

1862 

Prang, Louis. 

Map of Boston, 1862. Photographically reduced from the city engi- 
neer's plans, with all of the latest improvements. A complete guide 
to strangers, giving the distances from City Hall in i mile circles; 
showing distinctly the hotels, public buildings, steam and horse 
railroads: ward boundaries and fire districts. [Boston.] L. Prang, 
1862. Size, 8fXllf inches. Scale (computed), 1,714 feet to an inch. 
(Two copies.) 

George Lamb, Cambridge. 

Adams, Sampson & Co., publishers. 

City of Charlestown, 1860. Engraved by E. A. Toullon. Boston, 
Adams, Sampson & Co. [1862]. Size, 7|X9 inches. Scale (com- 
puted), 1,156 feet to an inch. 

Reduced at T. & J. Doane's office from Felton & Parker & Barker's plan. In 
Charlestown Directory. Adams, Sampson & Co., 1862. 

Overseers of the Poor, Boston. 

Same 

Essex Institute, Salem. 
Adams, Sampson & Co., publishers. 

Map of Roxbury. From new surveys by Charles H. Poole. En- 
graved by E. A. Toullon. Size, 5iX8t inches. Scale, 1,000 feet 
to an inch. 
In Roxbury Directory. Adams, Sampson & Co., 1862. 

Overseers of the Poor, Boston. 



Same 



Essex Institute, Salem. 
1863 



Wightman, Henry Mobse. 

Plan of Boston and its vicinity showing the drainage area of Stony 
Brook, which empties into the full basin of the Back Bay. Com- 
piled and surveyed under the direction of the Back Bay Commis- 
sioners appointed by the City of Boston, by H. M. Wightman 
[1863], Surveyor. A. Meisel, lith. [Plan No. 2.] Size, 22^5^X28 
inches. Scale, 2^ miles to an inch. 

Street Department {Sewer Division), Boston. 

Same 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Commissioners on Public Lands. 

Plan of lands belonging to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 
Franklin Haven, Edward C. Purdy, Charles Hale, commissioners on 
public lands. A. Troschler, lith. Size, 17|X 25 inches. Scale, 160 
feet to an inch. 

In Public Doc. No. 14, 1863. Twelfth annual report »f commissioners on public 
lands. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Sketch of the Hoosac tunnel and western routes from Boston to 
Schenectady. Plate D, Feb. 17, 1863. Size, 9X31 inches. Scale, 
6 miles to an inch. 

In Senate Docs. 1863. Report of the commissioners upon the Troy and Greenfield 
railroad and Hoosac tunnel. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Same. Plate E. Profiles of the above. Size, 9X60 inches. 
In Senate Docs., 1863. 

Massachusetts State Library. 



172 City Document No. 15. 



1864 

MiTCUELL, Samuel Augustus, publisher. 
Plan of Boston. Size, 7fX9i inches. 
Contains sub-map: Map of tlie country around Boston, sliowing also its liari)or 
and islands. Size, 3?x4| inches. In Mitchell (Samuel A.) New General Atlas. I'hila., 
S. Augustus Mitchell, Jr., 1864, plate 20. 

Esuex Institute, Salem. 

Plan of lands belonging to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 
A, Troschler, lith. Size, 12X25i inches. Scale, 160 feet to an inch. 

Vol. 29, p. 1. 
Massachusetts State Archives. 

Back Bay Commission. 

Plan of lands on the Back Bay belonging to the Boston Water 
Power Company, the Commonwealth, and other parties, sliowing 
the system of streets and sewers as laid out and recommended by 
the Back Bay Commisson. Compiled and surveyed under the direc- 
tion of the Commissioners, Dec. 6, 1864. H. M. Wightman, surveyor. 
E. R. Brown, del., A. Meisel, litho. Size, 26^X51 inches. Scale, 
300 feet to an inch. 

Includes portions of the adjacent territory in the cities of Boston and Roxbury and 
the town of Brookliuc. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Adams, Sampson & Co., publishers. 

City of Charlestown, 1860. Engraved by E. A. Toullon. Boston, 
Adams, Sampson & Co. [1864]. Size, 7|-X9 inches. Scale (com- 
puted), 1,1.56 feet to an inch. 

Reduced at T.& . I. Doane's office, from Felton & Parker & Barker's plan. In 
Charlestown Directory. Adams, Sampson & Co., 1864. 

Overseers of the Poor, Boston. 

Same 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Commissioners on Hatiboks and Flats. 

Plan for the occupation of the South Boston flats by the Commis- 
sioners on harbors and flats of Massachusetts, 1864. J. H. Bufford's 
lith., Boston. Plan A. Size, 14|X19i- inches. Scale, yo^„. 

In Senate Doc. No. 125, 1864. Second report of the commissioners of harbors and 
flats in the Commonwealth. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Plan of the first section for the occupation of the South Boston flats 

by the Commissioners on the harbors and flats of Massachusetts. 

J. H. BufEord's lith., Boston. Plan B. Size, 14|X19i. Scale, 
_i 

To • 

In same document as above. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Plan No. 4. For the occupation of flats owned by the common- 
wealth in Boston harbor, and for connecting the same with the city 
of Boston. Made under the direction of the legislative committee, 
showing the system of streets projected over the territory to be 
filled solid, and the area for a system of docks. A. Meisel, Lith. 
Size, 14iXll inches. Scale, tuooo- 
In volume of plans to accompany legislative documents for 1868. 

Massachusetts State Library. 



Engineering Department. 173 

1864. — Continued. 

Mitchell, Samuel Augustus, publisher. 

Harbor and vicinity of Boston. Size, 2|X3J inches. 

Sub-map to County map of the states of New York, New Hampshire, Vermont, 
Massachusetts, Rhode Island anil Coniu'cticut. I'late 16 in Mitchell (Samuel A.) 
New General Atlas. Phila., S. Augustus Mitchell, .Jr., 18(j4. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

1865 

Street Railway Commissioners. 

Railroad naap of all street and steam railroads in Boston and vicinity, 
1865. Prepared by J. G. Chase, civil engineer, Cambridgeport. A 
complete map of the city photographically reduced from the city 
engineer's plan of 1864. Issued from BufEord's print publishing 
house, Boston. J. H. Bufford, Lith. (col). Size, 23X2.5^ inches. 
Scale, 5 miles to an inch. 

Show i-mile circles drawn from Scollay's building. Includes Charlestown on the 
north, Brighton on the west, portion of Koxbury on the south, portion of East Boston 
on the east. 

In House Doc. No. 15. Report of the Street Railway Commissioners to the General 
Court, .Jan., 1865, end. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Commissioners on Harbors and Flats. 

Plan of South Boston flats, accompanying the report of Commis- 
sioners on Harbors and Flats of the commonwealth, presented 
January 16, 1866. [MS. tracing.] Size, 18X20i inches. Scale, 
y^^o^. Maps and plans, Vol. 31, p. 11. 

Massachusetts State Archives. 

Map of Boston by wards, with legal voters in each ward. Size, 
7X11 inches. 

Sub-map on map of the senatorial districts of Massachusetts as established by the 
legislature of 1886, with population and legal voters according to census of 1885. 
Rand, Avery & Co., Boston. Maps and plans, Vol. 60, p. 2. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Vicinity of Boston, showing carrier stations of the free delivery of 
the Boston Post Office. Size, 5^X61 inches. Scale (computed), 
2,112 feet to an inch. 

Sub-map on Post route map of the states of New Hampshire, Vermont, 
Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and parts of New York and Maine. Post 
Office Department. 2,360 Roll. 

Massachusetts State Archives. 

1866 

Adams, Sampson & Co., publishers. 

City of Charlestown, 1860. Engraved by E. A. Toullon. Boston, 
Adam.s, Sampson & Co. [1866]. Size, 7fX9 inches. Scale (com- 
puted), 1,156 feet to an inch. 

Reduced at T. & J. Doane's office, from Felton & Parker & Barker's plan. In 
Charlestown Directory. Adams, Sampson & Co., 1866. 

Overseers of the Poor, Boston. 

Same 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Commissioners on Harbors and Flats. 

Plan of South Boston flats, accompanying the report of the Com- 
missioners on Harbors and Flats of the commonwealth of Massa- 
chusetts, presented January 16, 18C6. A. Meisel, Lith. Size, 14^X21 
inches. Scale, jij^uiy 
In Senate Doc. No. 11, 1866. 

Massachusetts State Library. 



174 City Document No. 15. 

1867 

Crafts, N. Henry. 

Plan of Boston, prepared under the direction of the committee on 
printing, by N. Henry Crafts, city engineer, 1867. Size, 27JX38 
inches. Scale, 500 feet to an inch. 
Shows sub-maps of South and East Boston. For description, see edition of 1861. 

Bostonian SocAety. 

Sanborn, Daniel A. 

Insurance map of Boston. Vol. 1, 1867. ByD. A. Sanborn, C. E., 
New York. Corrected by hand Nov., 1871. L. f°. 25 plates with 
index. Scale of plates, 50 feet to an inch. 

Includes portion of Boston between the harbor line and Dover, Tremont, Park, 
Beacon and Otter streets. 

Assessors'' Office, Boston. 

Baker & Tilden, publishers. 

Map of the city of Boston and its environs from actual surveys and 
drawn by D. J. Lake, C. E. Manufactured by Walling & Gray, 
New York. Boston, Baker & Tilden, 1867 (colored). Size, 60X60f 
inches. Scale, 2 miles to an inch. 
Three copies. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Johnson, A. J., publisher. 

Vicinity of Boston. Size, 3^X3^ inches. Scale, 4 miles to an inch. 
Sub-map on Johnson's Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. New York, 
A. J. Johnson, ISfiV. In his new illustrated atlas of the world. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Massachusetts Board of Harbor Commissioners. 

Plan for the occupation of the flats owned by the commonwealth 
in Boston harbor, approved by the general court, and modified 
1867. A. Meisel, Lith. Size, 14iX19i inches. Scale, jo^oo- 
In volume of plans to accompany legislative documents for 1868. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Same 

In House Doc. No. 13, 1869. Third Annual Report of Board of Harbor Commis- 
sioners. 

MassacJmsetts State Library. 

Same (loose map) No. 3 in *Map 30.11 

Boston Public Library. 

Plan No. 1, for the occupation of flats owned by the commonwealth 
in Boston harbor. Made under the direction of the legislative 
committee, showing various lines of sea wall recommended and 
location approved by the Governor and Council, Oct. 24, 1867. 
A. Meisel, Lith. Size, 14^X17^ inches. Scale, to^o(T' 
In volume of plans to accompany legislative documents of 1868. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Plan No. 2, for the occupation of flats owned by the commonwealth 
in Boston harbor, and for connecting the same with the city of 
Boston. Made under the direction of the legislative committtee, 
and with concurrence of the Board of Harbor Commissioners, Dec. 
12, 1867. A. Meisel, Lith. Size, 14^X17 inches. Scale, yoioo- 
In volume of plans to accompany legislative documents, 1868. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

[Plan of sea wall inclosing South Boston flats.] Plan C. J. E. 
Green, Lith., Boston, [1867?]. Size, 124^X14f inches. Scale, 200 
feet to an inch. N. C. "H.''-B. (envelope.) 

Massachusetts State Library. 



Engineering Department. 175 

1867. — Continued. 
Baohe, a. D, 

Boston harbor, Massachusetts, from a trigonometrical survey under 
the direction of A. D, Bache, 1867. Size, 27fX35| inches. Scale, 

In U. S. Coast Survey Report, 1867. Chart No. i. 



Same. Edition of 1878. 



J. E. Carr, Chelsea. 
Massachusetts Historical Society. 



ises 

Crafts, N. Henry. 

Plan of Boston with additions and corrections made by N. Henry 
Crafts, city engineer, 1868. Published under the direction of com- 
mittee on printing [Boston, 1868]. Alderman Newton Talbot, 
chairman committee on printing. Alderman Albert S. I'ratt, chair- 
man on engineer's and surveyor's department. A. Meisel, lith. 
Size, 29X51f inches. Scale, 500 feet to an inch. 

Contains two sub-maps: (1) Plan of East Boston. Size, "^xlOJ inches. Scale, 1,000 
feet to an inch. ^2) Plan of South Boston. Size, SfxlO^ inches. Scale, 1,000 feet to 
an inch. 

Assessors'' Office, Boston. 

Sanborn, Daniel A. 

Insurance map of Boston, Volume 2, 1868. Printed by Korff Bros., 
N. Y. Corrected October, 1870. L. f°. 

Contains 31 plates, with index. Scale of plates, 50 feet to an inch. Includes portion 
of Boston (except the Back Bay) between Dover, Tremout, Park, Beacon, and Otter 
streets, and the boundary line between Boston and Roxbury. Also portion of East 
Boston bounded by ]Meridian street on the east, White street on the north, Putnam 
street on the east, Bennington street on the south. Porter street on the east, Bremen 
street on the soutli, and Jiiaverick street on the east. Also portion of South Boston 
bounded by Dorchester street on the east, Sixth street on the south, E street on the 
west, Fifth street on the south, B street on the west to the Old Colonj- railroad. 

Assessors'' Office, Boston. 

Sanborn, Daniel A. 

Insurance map of Charlestown, portions of Koxbury (now annexed 
to Boston), and Cambridge, 1868. D. A. Sanborn, C. E. Corrected 
Nov., 1871, L. fo. 
Contains 17 plates and index. Scale of plates, 50 feet to an inch. Includes por- 
tion of Roxbury, approximately between Parker and Magazine streets, and St. James 
and Hunneniau streets. 

Assessors'' Office, Boston. 

Sampson, Davenport & Co., publishers. 

City of Charlestown, 1868. Engraved by E. A. TouUon. Boston, 
Sampson, Davenport & Co. [1868.] Size, 7fX9 inches. Scale 
(computed), 1,156 feet to an inch. Maps and plans. Vol. 47, p. 12 
From Charlestown Directory. Sampson, Davenport & Co., 1868. 

Massachusetts State Archives. 

Same. 

In Charlestown Directory. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Wilson, Henry W. 

Plan of lands in South Boston belonging to the estate of the late H, 
J. Howe, deceased, with partition under warrant of the superior 
court for the county of Suffolk. W. B. Dorr, Francis James, Wm. 
Gallagher, Commissioners. Llenry W. Wilson, C. E. , April, 1868. 
Size, 21f X29f inches. Scale, 100 feet to an inch. 

Plan Book, 3 p. 30 a, b, c 
Suffolk Registry of Deeds. 



176 City Document No. 15. 

^1S6S. — Continued. 

Plan No. 3; for the occupation of flats owned by the Commonwealth 
in Boston harbor; and for connecting the same with the city proper. 
Made under the direction of the legislative committee, and shows 
the system of streets projected over the territory to be filled solid. 
Jan. 25, 1868. A. Meist^l, lith. Size, 14^X17 inches. Scale, -^jj^^-g. 
In volume of plans to accompany legislative documents for 1868. 

MassacJtusetts State Library. 

Same No. 3 in * Map 30.11 

Boston Public Library. 

Massachusetts Board of Hakbok Commissioners. 

Plan for the occupation of flats owned by the Commonwealth in 
Boston, approved and adopted by the general court in 1866, and 
modified in 1867-8. Meisel, Lith. Size, 14|X19} inches. Scale, 
^^i^Q. Maps and plans. Vol. 54, p. 30=65, p. 3 

Massachusetts State Archives. 

Same 

In House Doc. No. 55, 1870. Fourth annual report of Board of Harbor Com- 
miesioners. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Same 

In House Doc. No. 53, 1871. Fifth annual report of Board of Harbor Com- 
missioners. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Same 

In House Doc. No. 65, 1874. Eighth annual report of Board of Harbor Com- 
missioners. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Same ( loose map) 

American Antiquarian Society. 

Same 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Same 

Walter K. Watkins, Maiden. 

Same. John E. Green & Co., Lith. On stone, by Ernest W. F. 

Natter. Size, 10fX16i inches. Scale, y^^og 
In House Doc. No. 65, 1873. Seventh annual report of Board of Harbor Commis- 
sioners. 

Plan of the main ship channel in Boston harbor, showing the work 
of removing certain obstructions to navigation. Prepared under 
the direction of the Board of Harbor Commissioners of the Com- 
monwealth of Massachusetts. J. Mayer, lith. Size, 18X23| 
inches. Scale, s^^^. 
In volume of plans to accompany legislative documents for 1868. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Same No. 4 in *Map 30.11 

Boston Public Library. 

1869 

Nanitz. 

Nanitz' Great mercantile map of Boston. [Boston.] B. B. Russell 
& Co. [1869]. J. Mayer, lith. Size, 42iX50if inches. Scale (com- 
puted), 100 feet to an inch. 
Covers only that part of the city included between Beach street on the southwest, 
TremontandBulfinch streets on the northwest, Cooper and Pitts street on the north- 
east, and the wharves from Lewis wharf to Wales wharf. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 



Engineering Department. 177 

1869. — Continued. 

Board of Harror Commissioners. 

Plan showing new locations of draws in Charles and Miller rivers, 
as determined by the Board of Harbor Commissioners, with exten- 
sion of bridges as authorized in 1869. Size, 15|xnj inches. Scale, 
200 feet to an inch. 

In House Doc. No. 55, 1870. Fourth nnnual report of Board of Ilarbor Comnils- 
sioners. 

Massachusetts State Library. 
Davis, Thomas Wood. 

Plan of the town of Dorchester, compiled under the direction of 
Tho's. W. Davis, city surveyor, by order of the commissioners on 
annexation, appointed by the mayor, December 31st, 1868. Charles 
R. Train, Nath'. J. Bradlee, George A. Shaw, commissioners. Drawn 
by Wm. M, Coombs. [MS.] Size, 47iX 86 inches. Scale, 500 feet 
to an inch. A-145 

Includes a small portion of West Roxbury and Hjde Park. 

Engineering Department {Surveying Division). 

Thaxter, S. , & Sons, pubi^ishers. 

Eldridge's new chart of Boston harbor, compiled from the latest 
surveys. Boston, 1869. Published by S. Thaxter & Sons. Size, 
14iX21f inches. Scale, 1 mile to an inch. 

Maps and plans. Vol. 31, p. 26 
Massachusetts State Archives. 

Board of Harbor Commissioners. 

Boston harbor improvements at and below the narrows, and special 
sketch of Barrell and Kelly's rocks, showing progress made in the 
removal of said rocks by submarine blasting, under the direction of 
Br't. Maj. Gen^. J. G. Foster, 1869. Size, 14iX19i inches. 

In House Doc. No. 55, 1870. Fourth annual report of Board of Harbor Commis- 
sioners. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

1870 

Johnson, A. J., publisher. 

Boston and vicinity. New York, A. J. Johnson, 1870. Size, 
17X21f inches. Scale (computed), 1,760 feet to an inch. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

State Board of Health. 

Health districts of the City of Boston, arranged by State Board of 
Health to show mortality, 1870. Size, 12^X20^ inches. Scale 
(computed), 2,112 feet to an inch. 
In Public Doc. No. 37, 1870. Report of State Board of Healtli. 

Massachusetts State Libranj. 

Same. Health districts and undrained and filled land. Size, 
20iX23| inches. Scale (computed), 2,223 feet to an inch. 
In Senate Doc. No. 50, 1871. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Map of Brighton, 1870. Size, 4X7i inches. Scale (computed), 1,056 
feet to an inch. 

Showing Abattoir built since 1870. In Public Document No. 30, 1876. Report of 
State Board of Health. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Sampson, Davenport & Co., publishers. 

City of Charlestown, 1870. Engraved by E. A. Toullon, Boston, 
Sampson, Davenport & Co. [1870.] Size, 7fX9 inches, Scale 
(computed), 1,156 feet to an inch. 
In Charlestown Directory. Sampson, Davenport & Co., 1870. 

Overteers of the Poor, Boston. 



178 City Document No. 15. 

1870. — Continued. 

Davis, Thomas Wood, city surveyor. 

Plan of the town of Dorcliester, compiled under the direction of 
Thomas W. Davis, city surveyor, by order of the commissioners 
on annexation, appointed by the mayor December 31, 1868. Cor- 
rected, 1870. (Lith.) Size, 34X51i| inches. Scale, 500 feet to an 
inch. 

Assessors'' Office, Boston. 



Same 



This map is in two parts and mounted on board. To tlie plan have been added 
sketch of water sheds and watci' courses, by C. W. Folsoni, C. E. Drainage area of 
Dorchester bay and Neponset river to April, 1870; of Stony brook, 1874. 



Street Department {Sewer Division), Boston. 



Same 



A blue print, from tracing made in 1893, and shows water sheds and courses by 
C. W. Folsom, C. E. 

Street Department {Sewer Division), Boston. 

Board of Harbor Commissioners. 

Boston Harbor improvements. Sketch showing works in main ship 
channel carried on under the direction of Lt. Col. J. G. Foster of 
corps of engineers, in 1870. Size, 14f X 19^ inches. Scale, 55^^^. 

Maps and plans, Vol. 58, p. 12 
Massachusetts State Archives. 



Same 



In House Doc. No. 53, 1871. Fifth annual report of the Board of Harbor Com- 
missiouere. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

He WINS, E. H. 

Plan for the occupation of a portion of the Charles river basin, 
prepared by E. H. Hewins, under the direction of the committee 
appointed under the order of the House of Kepresentatives, June 
17, 1869. A. Meisel, lith. Size, 16fX25| inches. Scale, ^^oo. 

Maps and plans. Vol. 58, p. 13 
Massachusetts State Archives. 

Same ............. 

In House Doc. No. 240, 1870. Keport relative to the flats and areas of the Com- 
monwealth. 

Massachusetts State Library. 



1871 

Plan of Boston, showing location of sewers and manholes, 1871. 
W. C. Peters, del. Size, 46/^X83i inches. 
Shows Boston as far as Ruggles street. Original shore lines shown ; also contours 
every five feet. 

Street Department {Sewer Division), Boston. 

Walling, H. F., & C. W. Gray. 

Map of the compact portions of Boston and the adjacent cities and 
towns. Size, 14|X23 inches. Scale, 100 rods to an inch. 
Sub-map showing the present limits of the city of Boston. Size, 
4|X5 inches. Scale, 100 rods to an inch. 
In Atlas of Massachusetts. Boston, Stedman, Brown .S: Co. (Two copies). 

Essex Institute, Salem. 



Engineering Department. 179 

1871. — Continued. 

Harbor and RAiiiROAD Commissioners. 

Plan of the new terminal stations and bridges for the four raihoads 
entering Boston from the north side. Prepared under the direction 
of the joint board of harbor and railroad commissioners, as 
authorized in 1870. H. W. Longfellow, Lith. Size, 12f X22 inches. 
Scale, 400 feet to an inch. 
In Senate Doc. Xo. 179, 1871. 

Massachusetts State Library. 



1872. 

Prang, Louis, & Company, 

Map of Boston, 1872. After the latest surveys, with all the improve- 
ments in progress. Boston, 1872. Size, 14fX25i inches. Scale 
(computed), 1,000 feet to an inch. 

Contains sub map of East Boston. Size, 4ix5i inches. Scale, 2,000 feet to an inch. 
In Osgood (James R.) New England, 1874. 2369a65 

Boston Public Library. 

EussELi., B. B. 

Russell's map of Boston from the latest surveys. J. Mayer & Co., 
Lith. Boston, B. B. Russell, 1872. Size, 15fX24 inches. Scale 
(computed), 1,000 feet to an inch. 
Contains sub-map of East Boston. Size, 4x5* inches. Scale (computed), 2,087 feet 

to an inch. On reverse side Russell's Map of Massachusetts. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Ball, Phinehas. 

Map of a portion of Cambridge, Somerville and Charlestown, show- 
ing drainage area of Miller's river and basins. Compiled from maps 
of the respective cities. Phinehas Ball, civil engineer, Worcester, 
Mass. [Photo.] Size, lOjXlSf inches. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Sampson, Davenport & Co., publishers. 

City of Charlestown, 1872. Engraved by E. A. Toullon. Boston, 
Sampson, Davenport & Co. [1872.] Size, 7fX9 inches. Scale 
(computed), 1,156 feet to an inch. 
In Charlestown Directory. Sampson, Davenport & Co., 1872. 

Overseers of the Poor, Boston. 

Same 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

1873 

Sanborn, Daniel A. 

Insurance maps of Boston. Volume one. D. A. Sanborn, C. E. 
(National diagram bureau). New York, 1873. Corrected to Feb. 6, 
1883. F«. Vol. 91 

Contains street index, index to public buildings, and graphic index to plates; all 
on same sheet. Scale of index, 500 feet to an inch. Contains 25 plates, showing build- 
ings, colored. Scale, 50 feet to an inch. The atlas was corrected March, 1875; June, 
1876; Feb}-., 1878; Feby., 1879; Feby., 1880; April, 1881; March 1882; Feby. H, 188.3. 

Engineering Department (Surveying Division). 

Sampson, Davenport & Co., publishers. 

City of Charlestown, 1873. Engraved by E. A. Toullon. Boston, 
Sampson, Davenport & Co. [1874.] Size, 7fX9 inches. Scale 
(computed), 1,156 feet to an inch. 
In Charlestown Directory. Sampson, Davenport & Co., 1874. 

Overseers of the Poor, Boston. 



180 City Document No. 15. 

1873 — Continued. 



Same 



Essex Institute, Salem. 



Davis, Thomas Wood. 

Plan of Roxbury from actual surveys, made under the direction of 

Thomas W. Davis, city surveyor, 1873. Fred. H. Spring, del. Size, 

67^X761 inches. Scale, 200 feet to an inch. A-89 

A manuscript plan, showing public streets in color (burnt sienna); corrected to 

about 1S31. 

Engineering Department {Surveying Division). 

Moses, Theodore Bland. 

Plan of the Town of West Roxbury, compiled from various plans 
and surveys by order of the Selectmen by T. B. Moses, surveyor, 
1873. A. Meisel, Lith., Boston. Size, 47^X67 inches. Scale, 400 
feet to an inch. 

Street Department {Sewer Division), Boston. 

Same, showing topography. 

Street Department {Sewer Division) Boston. 

Atkinson, Edward, and Herbert F. Keith. 

Pla'i for the connection of the western and northwestern railroads, 
including the Hoosac tunnel lines, with deep water at South Boston, 
on the lands of the Commonwealth. By Edward Atkinson and 
Herbert F. Keith, C. E., September, 1873. J. K. Gardner, Lith. 
Size, 16X25f inches. Scale, (computed), 1 mile to an inch. 

Includes Revere on the northeast, Sudburj- on the noHhwest, South Framingham 
on the southwest, Quincy on the southeast, and the islands in the harbor east to fed- 
docks island. Shows prolile of railroad. In House Doc. No. 100, 1875. Statement B. 
of the president of the Boston and Northwestern R.R. Co. 

Massachusetts State Library. 



1874 

A. Williams & Co., publishers. 

Map of Boston. Published by A. Williams & Co. J. H. Bufford's 
Sons. Lith. Copyright by Sampson, Davenport & Co., 1874. Size, 
26fX32J inches. Scale, 100 rods to an inch, [col.] 
Topographical additions by C. W. Folsom, C. E. 

Street Department {Sewer Division), Boston. 

Walling, Henry Francis. 

Boston. 15 miles around. Size, 5iX5i inches. 
Sub-map to map of New England, with adjacent portions of New York and Can- 
ada. Size, 14ix21 inches. Scale (computed), 23.5 miles to an inch. Cut from Path- 
finder Railway Guide. Geo. K. Snow and Rand, Avery & Co., Boston, 1874. From 
the office of H. F. Walling, Boston. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

Sanborn, Daniel A. 

Insurance maps of Boston, Volume two [showing the South end, 
portion of the Back Bay and Roxbury, south to Dudley street]. 
New York, D. A. Sanborn, C. E., June, 1874. L. P. Corrected to 
March, 1875, to July, 1878. Vol. 92 

Contains 31 plates and graphic index and street index. Scale of index, 500 feet to 
an inch; of plates, 50 feet to an inch. 

Engineering Department {Surveying Division). 

Folsom, C. W. 

Topographical map of West Roxbury and vicinity, made under the 
direction of W. H. Bradley, superintendent of sewers, by C W. 



Engineering Department. 181 

IS 74. — Continued. 

Folsom, C. E., 1874. Size, 61gX86| inches. Scale, 400 feet to an 
inch, (col.) 

Apian of West Roxlniryby T. B. Moses, 1873, was used as a base, tlie additional 
topograiiliy and tlie portion of Needham and Dedliani being added by liaud. 

Street Department {Seioer Division), Bodon. 

Railkoad Commissioners. 

Map of the railroads of the state of Massachusetts, accompanying 
the report of the railroad commissioners, 1874. Engraved and 
printed by Rand, Avery & Co. Size, 27X37 inches. Scale, 6 miles 
to an inch. 
In Public. Doc. No. 29, 1874. Sixtb annual report of the Railroad Commissioners. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Hakbor Commissioners. 

Hydrographical plan of man of war shoal, Boston upper harbor, 
surveyed under the direction of the Massachusetts Board of Harbor 
Commissioners, Sept., 1874. Meisel, lith. Size, 17X18^- inches. 
Scale, 200 feet to an inch. Maps and plans. Vol. 46, p. 20 

Massachusetts State Archives. 

Same ............. 

In House Doc. No. 75, 1876. Tenth annual report of Board of Harbor Commis- 
sioners. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Osgood, James R., & Co., publishers. 

Plan of the U. S. navy yard, Boston, Mass., 1874. Reduced by 
Heliotype Printing Co. Size, 5^X8 inches. Scale (computed), 470 
feet to an inch. 

Shows soundings at water front in feet at mean low water. In Winsor (Justin) 
Memorial History of Boston. Boston, James R. Osgood & Co., 1881. Vol. o, p. 366 

Engineering Department (Surveying Division). 

1875 

State Board of Health. 

Map of Boston, 1875. From A. Williams & Co. map of Boston and 
the adjacent country, 1872. Heliotype [Printing Co., Boston]. 
Size, 14|X14f inches. Scale (computed), 1 mile to an inch. 

Bounds Lynn, Winchester, Dedham, Hingham. Shows proposed main drainage. 
In Public Doc. No. 30, 1875. Report of State Board of Health. 

Massachusetts State Library. 
Same ............. 

Contains the note: Tinted portion shows corporate limits of Boston; red dots 
represent sewer outlets; red lines show proposed main drainage system. 

In Senate Doc. No. 100, 1876. Seventh annual report of the State" Board of Health. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Osgood, James R., & Co., publishers. 

Map of Boston. Heliotype. Size, 7fX15i inches. Scale (com- 
puted), 1,846 feet to an inch. 

In Osgood (James R. & Co.) New Pocket Guide to Boston and Vicinity, 1875. 

2359ao5 

Boston Public Library. 

State Board of Health. 

Plan of Charles river, showing the drainage area (317 square miles). 
Size, 17X22 inches. Scale (computed), l^'^ miles to an inch. 
In Public Doc. No. 30, 1875. Report of State Board of Health. 

Massachusetts State Library. 



182 City Document No. 15. 

1875. — Continued. 

Plan showing the progress of work done by Cambridge Improve- 
ment company on Charles river, Dec. 1, 1875. Size, 17^X23^ inches. 
Scale, 200 feet to an inch. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Plan of South Boston flats, showing location of sea walls and area 
of excavations and filling, 1875. Size, 16^X20^ inches. Scale, 200 
feet to an inch. Maps and plans, Vol. 46, page 19. 

Massachusetts State Archives. 

Same 

In House Doc. 1876. Tenth annual report of the Board of Harbor Commissioners. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

State Boakd of Health. 

Plan showing drainage area of Xeponset river [116 square miles]. 
Size, 14|X19ir inches. Scale (computed), 1^ miles to an inch. 
In Public Doc. No. 30, 1875. Report of State Board of Heallh. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Sanbokn, Daniel A. 

Insurance map of Boston, volume 3 (South and East Boston). Pub- 
lished at the National Insurance Diagram Bureau, New York City, 
by D. A. Sanborn, C. E., 1875. Corrected to June, 1876. L. f«. 

Vol. 93. 
Contains 28 plates and Index. Scale of index (computed), 400 feet to an inch; of 
plates, 50 feet to an inch. 

Engineering Department {Surveying Division). 

Wilson, Henry W. 

Plan for the occupation of flats owned by the Commonwealth in 
Boston harbor. Presented by the joint special committee appointed 
under chapter 88 of the resolves of 1874. Boston, Jan. 1, 1875. 
Henry W. Wilson, civil engineer. Heliotype [Printing Co., Boston]. 
Size, 19iX23i inches. Scale (computed), 735 feet to an inch. 
In House Doc. No. 100, 1875. Report of the committee appointed under chapter 88 

of the resolves of 1874 in relation to the use of the Commonwealth Hats at South 

Boston, Jan., 1875. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

COLTON, C. B. & G. W. 

Map showing railroad routes from Boston to the west. Size, 
21X38 inches. Scale, 20 miles to an inch. 
Bounds Somerset (Me.); Montgomery CMich.); Cincinnati (Ohio); Atlantic City 
(N.J.). In House Doc. No. 9, 1875. Report of the Boston, Hoosac Tuunel and 
Western railroad company. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

State Board of Health. 

Index map showing the principal river basins of Massachusetts. 
Size, 18X29 inches. Scale (computed), 7i miles to an inch. 
In Public Doc. No. 30, 1875. Seventh annual report of the State Board of Health. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

State Board of Health 

Map showing health districts and undrained and filled land. 

Heliotype [Printing Co., Boston]. Size, 20iX23f inches. Scale 

(computed), 842 feet to an inch. 

Half mile circles drawn from City Hall. Various health districts colored. Shows 

topoi;raphy. In Senate Doc. No. 100, 1876. Seventh annual report of the State Board 

of Health." Also Public Doc. No. 30, 1875. 

Massachusetts State Library. 



Engineering Department. 183 

1876 

Walling, H. F. 

Map of Boston showing senatorial districts as established in 1866. 
Size, 7^X9+ inches. Scale (computed), 1,655 feet to an inch. 
Boston and vicinity. Size, 9X12 J inches. 

Bounds Scituate, Beverly, Ashland, Carlisle. 

Sub-maps and maps of Massachusetts prepared under the direction of the Secretary 
of the Commonwealth by II. F. Walling, 1S76. Forbes Llth. Mfg. Co. 

Maps and plans. Vol. 67, pp. 5-13 

3Iasaachnsettf< State Archives. 



Same. Boston; and Boston and vicinity. 

Sub-maps on map of Massachusetts showing councillor districts as established in 
1866. Prepared under the direction of the Secretary of the Commonwealth, by H. F. 
Walling. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Sanborn Map and Publishing Co. 

Insurance maps of Boston, Volume four, comprising portions of 
Charlestown, East Cambridge, Cambridge Port, Old Cambridge and 
Somerville. New York, Sanborn Map & Publishing Co., 1876. 
Corrected to April, 1877. L. f«. Vol. 94 

Contains 27 plates, graphic and street index. Scale of index, 600 feet to an inch; 
of plates, 50 feet to an Inch. 

Engineering Department (Surveying Division). 

Wilson, Henry W. 

Plan of the Commonwealth flats at South Boston, made under the 
direction of Sam^. Little, H. C. Bacon, W. P. Phillips, agents under 
Acts of 1875. From surveys by H. W. Wilson, engineer. Size, 
22X25 inches. Scale (computed), 666 feet to an inch. 

In Senate Doc. No. 16, 1877. First report of the agents of the Commonwealth for the 
Commonwealth flats at South Boston. 

3fassachusetts State Library. 

Harbor Commissioners. 

Plan of South Boston flats showing location of sea walls and area of 
excavations and fillings. Size, 17X22 inches. Scale, 200 feet to an 
inch. 
In House Doc. No. 25, 1877, and Public Doc. No. 33, 1877. Eleventh annual report of 
the Board of Harbor Commissioners. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

State Board of Education. 

Boston and vicinity, sub-map to Educational Map of Massachusetts, 
drawn under the direction of the State Board of Education for the 
International Centennial Exhibition at Philadelphia, 1876, by 
William R. Fish, Civil Engineer, Boston. Size, 3iX3i inches. 
Scale, 640 rods to an inch. 
In 40th annual report of Slate Board of Education, Public Doc. No. 2, 1876; gives 

population and statistics as regards schools, academics, colleges, universities and 

free libraries. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Harbor Commissioners. 

Map of a portion of Boston harbor showing location of excavations, 
already done, in progress and proposed. Size, 19+X22 inches. 
Scale, oOO feet to an inch. 
In House Doc. No. 25, 1S77. Eleventh annual report of Board of Harbor Com- 
missioners. 

Massachusetts State Library. 



184 City Document No. 15. 



1877 

FOLSOM, C. W. 

Plan of Brighton showing water sheds and water courses, by C. W. 
Folsom. 20 sheets, bound. Size, lOiX 12 inches. 
A plan of Brighton by Wiglitman & Jackson, 1873, was usert as a base. 

Street Department {Sewer Division), Boston. 

Same (in one sheet). Size, 39X60 inches. 

Street Department {Sewer Division), Boston. 

Same (blue print, made from tracing copied 1892). 

Street Department {Sewer Division), Boston. 

Hakbor and Land Commissioners. 

Plan showing harbor line in Charles river. (From West Boston 
bridge to Brookline street bridge.) Size, 13|X25f inches. Scale, 

J 

■Sooo- 

In Public Doc. No. 33, 1877. Annual report of Harbor and Land Commissioners. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Harbor and Land Commissioners. 

Plan of South Boston Flats, showing locations of Sea Walls and 
area of excavation and filling. Size, 20iX24 inches. Scale, 200 feet 
to an inch. A. Meisel, Lith. 
In Public Doc. No. 33. Annual report of Board of Harbor and Land Commissioners, 
1877. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Maps of the associated roads forming the Hoosac Tunnel line (Bos- 
ton to St. Louis) and the Burlington line. Prepared by Edward 
Frost, C.E., Boston. A. H. Houghton, del. American Photo-lith. 
Co., N. Y. Osborne process. Size, 10^X23^ inches. 

In Senate Doc. No. 170, 1877. Report of committee on the Troy and Greenlield rail- 
road. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

1878 

Sampson, Davenport & Company, publishers. 

Map of Boston. Published especially for the Boston Directory. 
Boston, 1878. Size, 26f X32f inches. Scale, 100 rods to an inch. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

City of Boston. Voting precincts, 1878. Boston Heliotype Print- 
ing Co., 1878. 25 plates. Size, 9fX 12 inches. 

Each map is attested to by S. F. McCleary, city clerk. 
The first division of wards into precincts. 

Engineering Department {Surveying Division). 

Same * 4450.32 

Boston Public Library. 

Railroad Commissioners. 

Map of railroads of the State of Massachusetts, accompanying the 
report of the Railroad Commissioners, 1878. .J. H. Bufford's Sons, 
Lith. Size, 24X32^ inches. Scale, 6 miles to an inch. 
Also shows post routes and offices, and population of cities and towns in 1875, and 

valuation in 1877. In Public Doc. No. 14, 1878. Report of Railroad Commissioners. 

Massachusetts State Library. 
Jones, J. Edwin. 

Plan of Mt. Hope cemetery, belonging to the city of Boston. Com- 
piled and surveyed under the direction of Thomas W. Davis, city 



Engineering Department. 186 

1878. — Continued. 

surveyor. By J. E. Jones, 1878. Size, 25^X39 inches. Scale, 100 
feet to an inch. 

Cemetery Department., Boaton. 

Harbor and Land Commissioners. 

Map of Boston upper harbor, ilhistrating improvements made in its 
channels. Size, 13X23^ inches. Scale, xTT^cyo- 
In Public Doc. No. 33, 1878. Report of Board of Harbor and Land Commissioners. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Same. Sketch of resurvey of wharf lines of Boston upper harbor, 
showing triangulations and geographical positions, and 
topographical sheets, based upon the triangulations of the 
U. S. coast survey. Size, 1.5iX25t inches. Scale, ^irsoTr- 

In Public Doc. Xo. 33, 1878. Report of Board of Harbor and Laud Commissioners. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

1879 

Sampson, Davenport & Company, publishers. 

Map of Boston. Published expressly for the Boston Directory. 
Boston, 1879. Size, 26iX32 inches. Scale, 100 rods to an inch. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Mitchell, Samuel Augustus, publisher. 

Plan of Boston. Size, 12X19i inches. Scale ("computed), 1,297 feet 
to an inch. 
Contains sub-map: Map of the country around Boston, showing also its harbor 
and islands. Size, SJx^tb inches. In Mitchell (S. Augustus) New General Atlas. 
Phila., Mitchell, 1879, pp. 26-27. 

Essex Institute^ Salem. 

Davis, Thomas Wood, city surveyor. 

Plan of Charlestown compiled under the direction of Thomas W. 
Davis, city surveyor, 1879. G. F. Loring, del. BufEord's rheotype 
process. A. Williams & Co., publishers, Boston. Size, 32|X47i 
inches. Scale, 250 feet to an inch. 
To this plan have been added by hand contours, drainage areas, water sheds and 
sewers. 

Street Department {Sewer Division)., Boston. 

Boston Board of Health. 

Charles Kiver Flats and outlets of Cambridge Sewers. Size, 
14iX21i inches. Scale (computed), 1,075 feet to an inch. 
In City Doc, 1879. Vol. 3, No. 89. 6356.1. 

Boston Public Library. 

1880 

Sampson, Davenport & Company, publishers. 

Map of Boston. Published expressly for the Boston Directory, 
Boston, 1880. Size, 26iX32| inches. Scale, 100 rods to an inch. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Photo-Electrotype Co., publishers. 

Illustrated map of Boston and strangers' guide to places of interest. 

Compiled and published by the Photo-electrotype Co., 1880. J. P. 

S.-F. M. S., del. Size, 14X20| inches. 
The map shows the relative position of the main thoroughfares, public bulldingsi 
and points of interest in Boston and vicinity, and Is not drawn to scale. Includes 
about one half of East Boston on the northeast, a portion of Belmont on the north- 



186 City Document No. 15. 

1880, — Continued. 

west, Brookline on the southwest, Squantum on the southeast, including portions of 
Deer and Lovell's islands. 

Cut from the New England Pictorial, Jan., 1881. The publshers state that the map 
is gotten up on the plan carried out in guide books of London and Paris, and it is 
believed to be the first of its kind ever published in this country. 

Walter K. Watkins, Maiden. 

Davis, Thomas Wood. 

Map of Dorchester, from surveys under the direction of Thomas W. 

Davis, city surveyor, Boston, 1880. [W. S. Coffin, del.] Size, 

50X69i inches. Scale, 400 feet to an inch. A-84 

A manuscript plan showing public streets in color (burnt sienna) ; corrected to 

about 1891. 

Engineering Department ( Surveying Division). 

Davis, Thomas Wood. 

Plan of Dorchester, from surveys under the direction of Thomas 
W. Davis, city surveyor, 1880. Heliotype Printing Co., 1880. 
Size, 62^XC4| inches. Scale, 400 feet to an inch. 

Street Department (Sewer Division), Boston. 

Davis, Thomas Wood, city subvktob. 

Plan of East Boston, 1880. Boston, Geo. F. Loring, del. Photo 
lith. Size, 19X40^ inches. Scale, 400 feet to an inch. 

Street Department (Sewer Division), Boston. 

Same 

Water sheds and drainage areas have been added by hand. 

Street Department (Sewer Division), Boston. 

Same . , 

Sewers have been added by hand. 

Street Department (Sewer Division), Boston. 

Same. Published by A. Williams & Co. 

Main and intercepting sewers and outlets have been added by hand. 

Street Department (Sewer Division), Boston. 

Same 

Manholes and catch-basins have been added by hand. 

Street Department (Sewer Division), Boston. 

Whitman & Breck. 

Plan showing land of Boston Land Company in Orient Heights and 
Eevere. Whitman & Breck, surveyors. Scale, 300 feet to an inch. 
Street Department (Sewer Division), Boston. 

Railroad Commissioners. 

Map of railroads of the State of Massachusetts, accompanying the 
report of the Railroad Commissioners, 1880. J. H. Bufford's Sons, 
Lith. Size, 24X32^ inches. Scale, 6 miles to an inch. 
In Public Doc. No. U, 1880. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Harbor and Land Commissioners. 

Plan showing encroachments upon the inner basin of Boston harbor. 
To accompany annual report of the Harbor and Land Commis- 
sioners. Heliotype. Size, 26X31 inches. Scale, ^oioo- 
In Public Doc. No. 11, 1880. 

Massachusetts State Library. 



Engineering Department. 187 

1881 

Pope, Frkd. 

Map showing horse railroads and the surface steam roads, with 104 
stations, in and around Boston, including 91 surface railroad sta- 
tions within a radius of six miles from City Hall. Boston, Fred 
Pope (1881). J. H. Bufford's Sons, Boston and New York. Size, 
23^X28 inches. Scale (computed), 2,400 feet to an inch. 

Maps and plans, Vol. 67, p. 19. 
Reduced from a Hopkins map, and additions made. 

Massachusetts State Archive^!. 

Same 

Massachusetts Ehtorical Society. 

State Board of Health. 

Map of proposed metropolitan drainage, 1881. Complied by Crafts 
& Forbes, civil engineers, Boston. E. S. Chesbrough, H. P. Wal- 
cott, Chas. F. Folsom, A. W. Boardman, Azel Ames, jr., commis- 
sioners. Size, 29X30i inches. Scale (computed), 1 mile to an inch. 

In Public Doc. No. 17, 1881. Annual report of tlie State Board of Healtli, Lunacy 
and Charity. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Boston Park Commissioners. 

Map showing the position of Muddy river in relation to Back Bay, 
Commonwealth avenue, the Common, and adjacent districts of 
Boston and Brookline. Size, SfXlOf inches. Scale (computed), 
2,413 feet to an inch. 

Sub-plan on general plan for the sanitary improvement of Muddy river, etc., 1881. 
In annual report of Park Commissioners, 1882. 

Park Commissioners, Boston. 

Railroad Commissioners. 

Map of the railroads of the State of Massachusetts, accompanying 
the report of the Railroad Commissioners, 1881. J. H. Bufford's 
Sons, lith. Size, 24X32A^ inches. Scale, 6 miles to an inch. 

In Public Doc. No. 14, 1881. Thirteenth annual report of the Railroad Commis- 
sioner s. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

1882 

Boston and vicinity. Size, 4|X5 inches. 

Sub-map on outline map of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, with population 
of 1880, and congressional districts as proposed May 9, 1882. Rand, Avery & Co. 
Hellotype Printing Co., Boston. Maps and plans. Vol. 68, p. 8. 

Massachusetts State Archives. 

Same 

Essex Institute, Salem. 
Engineering Department. 

East Boston. Size, 14iX16f inches. Scale, 800 feet to an inch. 
Heliotype. 
Shows Wood Island Park. In City Doc. No. 20. Annual report of Park Department. 

Boston Park Commissio7iers. 

Harbor and Land Commissioners. 

Plan of part of the Charles river, showing encroachments of bridge 
structures and physical changes in the river between the U. S. 
Navy Yard and West Boston bridge. Survey made during August, 
September, and October, 1882. To accompany report of the Harbor 
and Land Commissioners for the year 1882. Size, 18X41^ inches. 
Scale, 200 feet to an inch. 
In Public Doc. No. 11, 1882. 

Massachusetts State Library. 



188 City Document No. 15. 

1SS2.— Continued. 

Same (loose map) 2987 Roll 

Massachusetts State Archives. 
Eailuoad Commissioners. 

Map of the railroads of the State of Massachusetts, accompanying 
the report of the Railroad Commissioners, 1882. J. H. Bufford's 
Sons, lith. Size, 24X32^ inches. Scale, 6 miles to an inch. 

In Public Doc. No. 14, 18S'2. Fourteenth annual report of the Railroad Commis- 
sioners. 

3[assachusetts State Library. 
Davis, Thomas Wood. 

Plan of the burial ground in the Dorchester district. Boston, City 
Surveyor's office, 1882 [MS.]. Size, 26^X51 inches. Scale, 16 feet 
to an inch. 

Cemetery Department^ Boston. 

1883 

Sampson, Davenport and Company, publishers. 

Map of Boston. Published expressly for the Boston directory. 
Boston, 1883. [col.] Size, 26f X38| inches. Scale, 100 rods to an 
inch. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 
King, Moses, publisher. 

Map of the City of Boston and Suburbs, designed and engraved 
expressly for the Hoosac Tunnel Route. Size, C^^XIOJ inches. 
Scale (computed), 1,700 feet to an inch. 
Vest pocket edition ; in folder. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Harbor and Land Commissioners. 

Plan of a part of Boston harbor, showing improvements made in its 
channels by the United States, and the Commonwealth of Massa- 
chusetts, to accompany report of the Harbor and Land Commissioners 
for the year 1883. A. Meisel, lith. Size, 27^X53 inches. Scale 
(computed), 842 feet to an inch. 
In Public Doc. No. 11, 1883. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Same (loose map) 2950 Roll 

Massachusetts State Archives. 

1884 

United States Coast and Geodetic Survey. 

Boston harbor, Mass., from a trigonometrical survey under the 
direction of A. D. Bache, sup*, of the survey of the coast of the 
United States. Edition of 1867. Issued in April, 1878. Aids to 
navigation corrected to 1884. Size, 28^X35 J inches. Scale, go^on* 

Majis and plans, Vol. 64, p. 10. 

On the map are drawn (in red) the boundary lines in tide crater of portions of the 
counties of Suffolk and Essex and towns therein bordering on the sea, as 
located and defined by the Board of Harbor and Land Commissioners, pursuant, to 
Chapter 196 of the Acts of 1881, and is desribed in their report filed November 1, 1884. 
Shows from Scltuate to Nahant. 

Massachusetts State Archives. 

United States Coast and Geodetic Survey. 

Boston bay and approaches. [Washington, 1884.] Size, 29iX37f 
inches. Scale, ^o^g^j. [Coast Chart, 109. Plate 2364.] 3 views. 

Maps and plans. Vol. 64, p. 11. 

Shows boundary lines as noted above, in portion of Essex county, Bounds Marsh- 
field to Cape Ann. 

Massachusetts State Archives. 



Engineering Department. 189 

1884. — Continued. 

United States Coast and Geodetic Survey. 

Coast charts 9 and 10, showing the coast from Cape Ann to Cape Cod. 
Size, 37jXGli inches. Scale, s^j^^ij. 2473 Roll 

Shows boundary lines as noted above, in Plymouth, Norfolk, and parts of Sutfolk 
and Essex counties. 

Massachusetts State Archives. 
Railroad Commissioners. 

Map of the railroads of the State of Massachusetts, accompanying 
the report of the Railroad Commissioners, 1884. J. H. Buiford's 
Sons, lith. Size, 24X32^ inches. Scale, 6 miles to an inch. 
In Public Doc. No. 14, 18S4. Sixteenth annual report of the Railroad Commissioners. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

1885 

The proposed ward boundaries of the city of Boston, showing the 
new ward boundaries as proposed by the special council committee 
appointed to devise a scheme to divide the city into 24 wards, so as 
to equalize the population in each. Size, 15|X22 inches. Scale 
(computed), i mile to an inch. 

Half-mile circles drawn from City Hall. The principal streets only are shown. 
The easterly portion of East Boston, and Breed's island; the westerly boundary of 
Brighton arid West Roxbury are not shown. Cut from the Boston Sunday Herald of 
Nov. 15, 1885, p. 13. 

Walter K. Watkins, Maiden. 
Railroad Commissioners. 

Map of the railroads of the State of Massachusetts, accompanying 
the report of the Railroad Commissioners, 1885. J. H. Bufford's 
Sons, lith. Size, 24X32^ inches. Scale, 6 miles to an inch. 

In Public Doc. No. 14, 1885. Seventeenth annual report of the Railroad Com- 
mlBSioners. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

1886 

Boston Park Commissioners. 

Map of Boston and of a part of its suburbs, showing public recrea- 
tion grounds, burial-grounds, and certain other public properties 
generally free from buildings. [By Frederic Law Olmstead.] 
Heliotype Printing Co. Size, 2TfX34f inches. Scale (computed), 
1,463 feet to an inch. Contains sub-map of Boston Harbor. Size, 
4f X6}f inches. Scale (computed), 8,564 feet to an inch. 

In notes on the plan of Franklin Park and related matters. Printed for the 
department, 1886. Opp. p. 24. 

Park Commissioners, Boston. 

Same ............. 

MassacJiusetts Historical Society. 

Same, loose map 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 
Stony Brook Commission. 

Plan of the water shed of Stony brook, .July, 1886. Size, 16|X26f 

inches. Scale (computed), 1,600 feet to an inch. A-H? 

Note. — Shows boundaries of main and subsidiary water sheds, areas of water 

sheds above various points on Stony brook, surface flooding along main stream in the 

city limits, and areas in Roxbury where cellars only flood. 

Plan and profile of proposed channel of Stony brook, to prevent 
flooding in Roxbury. Size, 7iX9|^ inches. Scales, horizontal, 600 
feet to an inch; vertical, 20 feet to an inch. 

Sub-map to the above. Mounted on the same sheet is: Profile along the channel 
of Stony brook from Hyde Park to Charles river, June, 1886. Heliotype Printing Co., 
Boston." Size, T/gXiSJ inches. Scales (computed), horizontal, 1,600 to an inch; 
vertical, 8 feet to an inch. Plate II. 

Engineering Department {Surveying Division). 



190 City Document No. 15. 

1886. — Continued. 

Harbor and Land Commissioners. 

Plan of a portion of South Boston flats, B. Meisel, lith. Size, 
22|X39i inches. Scale, 200 feet to an inch. 
In Public Doc. No. 11, 1886. Aunual report of the Harbor and Land Commissioners. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

1887 

Sampson, Murdock & Company, publishers. 

Map of Boston for 1887. Published expressly for the Boston 
directory. Boston, 1887. Forbes Co., lith. Size, 26|X32i inches. 
Scale, 100 rods to an inch. 
In folder. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Boston Park Department. 

Proposed park system from the Common to Franklin Park, in- 
cluding the Back Bay and Muddy river improvements, Jamaica 
pond, and the Arnold Arboretum. Heliotype Printing Co., 
Boston. Size, 19X38 inches. Scale (computed), 600 feet to an 
inch. 

Park Commissioners, Boston. 

Map of the Back Bay Fens, showing the public ways bordering and 
crossing them, and the neighboring newly laid out parts of Com- 
monwealth avenue. Beacon street, and Audubon road, by which 
will be made available a circuit drive of the district, tree lined 
throughout and passing above railroads. Frederick Law Olmstead, 
landscape architect advisory, Dec. 30, 1887. Heliotype Printing Co., 
Boston. Size, 27iX40i inches. Scale (computed), 222 feet to an 
inch. 

Park Commissioners, Boston. 

Railroad Commissioners. 

Map of the railroads of the State of Massachusetts, accompanying 
the report of the Railroad Commissioners, 1887. J. H. Bufford's 
Sons, Lith. Size, 24X32^ inches. Scale, 6 miles to an inch. 
In Public Doc. No. 14, 1887. Nineteentb annual repoi-t of the Railroad Commis- 
sioners. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Metropolitan Park Commissioners. 

Boston bay and harbor. Size, 6if X6jf inches. Scale (computed), 
14,080 feet to an inch. 
Gives acreage, ownership and jurisdiction of islands and a description of the head- 
lands, the restoration of tree growing on the islands and shores of Boston harbor. 

In House Doc. No. 1.50, 1893. A reprint of Olnistead's report, Dec. 30, 1887, in 13th 
report of Boston Park Commissioners. In Metropolitan Park Commissioners' annual 
report. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

1888 

Ellis, George E. 

Map of Boston proper. Size, 3^X6^ inches. Scale, 2,000 feet to an 
inch. 

In Ellis (George E.) Puritan age In Massachusetts, 1888. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

State Board of Health. 

Plan of the North Metropolitan sewerage district. Size, 18^X31i 
inches. Scale (computed), 3,128 feet to an inch. 
In Senate Doc. No. 2, 1889. Report of the Slate Board of Health on sewerage of 
Mystic and Charles river valleys. 

Massachusetts State Library. 



Engineering Department. 191 

1888. — Continued. 

State Board of Health. 

Proposed sewer in Charles River Valley. Size, 7|X 16i inches. Scale 
(computed), 3,080 feet to an inch. Heliotype. 
In Senate Doc. No. 2, 1889. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Habbor and Land Commissioners. 

Plan of a reserved channel in the Commonwealth fiats, at South 
Boston, adopted by the Board of Harbor and Land Commissioners, 
and approved by the Governor and Council, June 13, 1888. Size, 
18X36i inches. Scale, 400 feet to an inch. 

In Public Doc. Xo. 11, 1889. Annual report of the Board of Harbor and Land 
CommisBioners. 

Massachusetts Slate Library. 

Kailroad Commissioners. 

Map of the railroads of the State of Massachusetts, accompanying 
the report of the Railroad Commissioners, 1888. J. H. Bufford's 
Sons, Lith. Size, 24X32^ inches. Scale, 6 miles to an inch. 

In Public Doc. No. 14, 1888. Twentieth annual report of the Railroad Commis- 
Bioners. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

United States Harbor Line Board. 

Boston inner harbor, Massachusetts, from bridges to upper middle 
channel. Surveyed under the direction of the United States Harbor 
Line Board of 1888, by Sophus Hi\&gensen, October and November. 
Boston, United States engineers' office, 18S8. Size, 30X49^ inches. 
Scale, j^oVq. Boston Harbor Line Board, Sheet A. 
In Public Doc. Xo. 11, 1889. Annual report of Harbor and Land Commissioners. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

1889 

Walker, George H., & Co., publishers. 

Railroad, county, town and post-office map of Massachusetts. 
[Col.] Size, 15^X27 inches. Scale (computed), 6 — miles to an 
inch. 
In Atlas of Middlesex County. Boston, Geo. H. Walker & Co., 1889, p. 376. 

North Middlesex Registry, Lowell. 

United States Post-office Department. 

Vicinity of Boston, showing carrier stations of the Boston post- 
office. Size, 5^X6^ inches. Scale (computed), 2^ miles to an inch. 

Bounds Lynn on the northeast, Woburn on the northwest, Dedham on the south- 
west, Quinry on the southeast. 

A sub-map to " post route map of the States of New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachu- 
setts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and Maine, showing post-ollices with the inter- 
mediate distances and mail routes in operation on the Ist of June, 1889." Published 
by order of Postmaster-General John Wanamaker, under the direction of C. Roeser, 
Jr., topographer for Post-Otlice Department. First edition Issued 1886. 

Essex Institute, Salem. 

■\VooD, Henry W. 

Plan of Brighton, made by city of Boston Street Department, 
Sewer Division, showing latitude and longitude every 30", con- 
tours every 10 feet, ponds, streams, and the projections of some 
lines of sewers. Size, 40iX65 inches. Scale, 300 feet to an inch. 
Street Department {Sewer Division), Boston. 

Same (blue print) 

Street Department {Sewer Division), Boston. 



192 City Document No. 15. 

1SS9.— Continued. 

Same. Plan of Roxbury, 

Street Department (.Sewer Division), Boston. 

Same (blue print) 

Street Department (Sewer Division), Boston. 

Railroad Commissioners. 

Map of the railroads of the State of Massachusetts, accompanying 
the report of the Railroad Commissioners, 1889. J. H. Bufford's 
Sons, Lith. Size, 24X32^ inches. Scale, 6 miles to an inch. 
In Public Doc. No. 14, 1SS9. Twenty-flrst annual report of the Railroad Commis- 
sioners. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

United States Harbor Line Board. 

Map of Charles river from Brookline street bridge to Charles 
river bridge. Made ... by Sophus Hilftgensen, April, 1889. 
Size, 24fX40i inches. Scale, ^gVw Boston Harbor Line Board, 
Sheet B. Maps and plans, Vol. 69, p. 3. 

Massachusetts State Archives. 

Same 

In Public Doc. No. 11, 1889. Annual report of the Harbor and Land Commissioners. 

3Iassachusetta State Library. 



1890 

BromIiEY, Georoe Washington, & Company. 

Map of the city of Boston and vicinity. Drawn by G. W. and W. S. 

Bromley, Philadelphia. Corrected and printed by the city of 

Boston, 1890. Heliotype Printing Co. [Col.] Size, 55|X64i 

inches. Scale, 800 feet to an inch. 
OrlKln.nl shore line in Boston proper has been added; also the water sheds in 
Roxbury, West Roxbury and Dorchester. 

Street Department {Sewer Division), Boston. 

State Board of Health. 

Plans showing the comparative mortality from measles, scarlet 
fever, diphtheria and cramps, small-pox, typhoid fever, cholera 
infantum, consumption and pneumonia in Massachusetts. A. H. 
Houghton, del. Heliotype Printing Co. Size, 11X14 inches. 
Scale, 15 miles to an inch. 
In Public Doc. No. 34, 1891. Twenty-third annual report of the State Board of 
Health. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Railroad Commissioners. 

Map of the railroads of the State of Massachusetts, accompanying 
the report of the Railroad Commissioners, 1890. Size, 24x321 
inches. Scale, 6 miles to an inch. 
In Public Doc. No. 14, 1890. Twenty-second annual report of the Railroad Com- 
missioners. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Garbett, William A., & Charles Henry Wilkes Wood. 

[Kearsarge avenue cemetery]. Boston, July 14, 1890. Garbett & 
Wood, surveyors. [MS.] Size, 23X38 inches. Scale, 16 feet to an 
inch. 

Cemetery Department, Boston. 



Engineering Department. 193 

1890. — Continued. 

United States Harbok Line Board. 

Map of Mystic river and Chelsea creek. Made under the 
direction of the U. S. Harbor Line Board of 1888 by T. T. Hunter 
Harwood, May, 1890. Boston, U. S. Engineer's office, 1890. Scale, 
^ijVo- Boston Harbor Line Board. Sheet J. 
In Public Doc, No. 11, IS'M. Anuual report of Harbor and Tiand Conimisslontrs. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

1891 

Railroad Commissioners. 

[Map of Boston.] Size, 7i^X8i^ inches. 
Sub-map on map showing the railroads of the State of Massachusetts. In Public 
Doc. No. 14, 1891. Twenty-third annual report of the Railroad Commissioners. 

Massachusetts State Library. 
State Board of Agriculture. 

[Map of the region infested by the gypsey moth in 1891]. Size, 
4^X7 inches. 

Shows an area of about 200 square miles. In Senate Doc. No. 6 and House Doc. 
No. 25, 1892. Report of the State Board of Agriculture. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

State Board of Health. 

Map of the Neponset river basin. Heliotype. Size, 8^X12 inches. 
Scale, 1^ miles to an inch. 

In Public Doc. No. 31, 1892. Twenty-third annual report of the State Board 
of Health. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

1892 

Metropolitan Sewerage Commissioners. 

Plan showing the progress of the Metropolitan sewerage system to 
September 30, 1892. Size, 18^X29 inches. Scale (computed), 3,200 
feet to an inch. 

In Public Doc. No. 45, 1892. Fourth annual report of the Metropolitan Sewerage 
Commissioners. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Miles, Frank C. 

Gentlemen's driving map showing the park system of Boston. 
A. H. Houghton, del. Copyrighted by Frank C. Mile8,1892. Helio- 
type Printing Co. Compliments of Boston Safe and Deposit Co. 
Size, 22X30 inches. Scale (computed), 1,624 feet to an inch. 
In folder. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Railroad Commissioners. 

Plan and profiles showing a method of rearranging and elevating 
the tracks of the Boston & Maine and Fitchburg railroad systems, 
80 as to enter a union station in Boston, avoiding crossings at grade 
of railroads and streets by passenger trains. January, 1892. 
Thomas Doane. Size, IbiXlli inches. 

In Public Doc. No. 14, 1891. Twenty-third annual report of the Railroad Conimis- 
sioners. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

[Map of Boston.] Size, 7iX8-i inches. 
Sub-map on map showing the railroads of the State of Massachusetts. 
In Public Doc. No. 14, 1892. Twenty-fourth annual report of the Railroad Commis- 
Bioners. 

Massachusetts State Library. 



194 City Docctment No. 15. 

1893 

Kand & McNai>ly. 

Map of Boston. Size, 18iX25f inches. Scale (computed), 1,320 

feet to an inch. 

Includes Boston proper -with portions of Roxburj', Cambridge, and Somerville. 

Contains two sub-maps: (1) Business portion ot Boston. Size, 7x74 inclies. Scale 

(computed), 457 feet to an incli. (2) Environs of Boston (col.). Size, 8|xll Inches. 

In Rand & McNally's Indexed Atlas of the World. 

Engineering Department. 

Boston Stkeet Commissioners. 

Plan showing proposed street widenings and new streets. Boston 

Mass., February, 1893. Heliotype Printing Co., Boston. Size, 

11^X15 inches. Scale (computed), 500 feet to an inch. 

Includes territory sontb to Atlantic avenue, west to Castle street, north to Charles 

street, and east to Cross and Beverly streets. In Street Commissioners' report for 

the year 1892. City Doc. No. 36, 1893. 

City Clerk''s Office, Boston. 

Eliot, Charles. 

The open spaces of Boston. Size, Sj\X5i inches. 
On same sheet are maps showing open spaces of London and Paris. In Public 
Doc. No. 48. Report of the Board of Metropolitan Park Commissioners, Jan., 1898. 
Report of Charles Eliot to M. P. Com. Reprinted without illustration from report 
of 1893. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Walker, George H., & Company. 

Boston and vicinity. Boston, 1893 [col.]. Size, 49X58 inches. 

Scale, 1,200 feet to an inch. 
Includes territory between Revere on the northeast, Medford on the northwest. 
West Roxbury on the southwest, and Quincy on the southeast. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Eliot, Charles. 

Map of the Metropolitan district of Boston, Mass., showing the 
existing public reservations and such new open spaces as are pro- 
posed by Charles Eliot in his report to the Metropolitan Park 
Commission, January, 1893. [Boston, 1893.] Size, 22|X24i 
inches. Scale, ^2i^'s- 
In Eliot (Charles) " Report upon the opportunities for open public spaces." 

In House Doc. No. 150, 1893, and Leg. Doc. 1893. Metropolitan Park Commissioners' 

Report. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Metropolitan Park Commissioners. 

Diagram of the parks and parkways of the Boston Metropolitan 
district in 1893. J. B. Herbert, del. Photo-lith. and printed by 
Forbes & Co., Boston. Size, 8yigX8yi^ inches. Scale (computed), 3 
miles to an inch. 
In Public Doc, No. 48, 1897. Vol. 12, Misc. Report of the Metropolitan Park Com- 
mlBsioners. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Metropolitan Sewerage Commissioners. 

Plan showing the progress of the Metropolitan sewerage system to 
September 30, 1893. Geo. H. Walker & Co., lith. Size, 18iX29 
inches. Scale (computed), 3,200 feet to an inch. 
In Public Doc, No. 45, 1893. Fifth annual report of the Metropolitan Sewerage 
Commissioners. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Railroad Commissioners. 

[Map of Boston.] Size, 7iX8i inches. 
Sub-map on map showing the railroads of the state of Massachusetts. In Public 
Doc, No. 14, 1893. Twenty-fifth annual report of the Railroad Commissioners. 

Massachusetts State Library. 



Engineering Department. 196 

1894 

State Board of Health. 

[Map of Boston and vicinity.] Plan No. 14. From a plan copy- 
right, 1894, by Geo. II. Walker & Co., Boston. Size, 7/^X71 inches. 
Scale (computed), 1 mile to an inch. 

Mile circles rtrawu from the State House, iDcludcs greater portion of Maiden on the 
north, Brighton on the west, Roxbnry on the south, East Boston on the east. In 
House Doc. 500, 1895. Report of the Massachusetts State Board of Healtli, Appendix. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

South Boston and immediate vicinity. Size, 5X7| inches. Scale 
(computed), 2,000 feet to an inch. 
In Toomey (John J.) (Edward P. B.) Rankin, History of South Boston, 1901, p. 198. 

4462.155 
Boston Public Library. 
State Board of Health. 

Map showing present and proposed works for supplying water 

from the Nashua, Sudbury and Cochituate water sheds to the 

Metropolitan district, Dec, 1894. Heliotype Printing Co., Boston. 

Plan No. 2. Size, 14fX28i inches. Scale (computed), 2 miles to 

an inch. 

Includes territory, except islands in the harbor, within a ten-mile circle, drawn 

from the State House, and west of this circle the Nashua, Sudbury and Cochituate 

water sheds. Shows profile of proposed aqueduct. In House Doc. No. 17, 1895. 

Report of Massachusetts State Board of Health upon a metropolitan water supply. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Walker, George H., & Co. 

Atlas of Massachusetts. Illustrated edition. Compiled under the 
direction of O. W. Walker, C. E. Boston, Geo. H. Walker & Co., 
1894. 
Two hundred and thirty-one pages, 27 plates and index. Size of sheets, 17ix26i 

Inches. Scale of portion comprising the metropolitan district, 1,200 feet to an 'inch. 

Scales of the other sheets vary. 

Geo. H. Walker & Co., Boston. 

State Board of Health. 

Map showing proposed works for distributing water in the Metro- 
politan district, Dec, 1894. From map of Boston and vicinity, 
copyright 1894, by Geo. H. Walker & Co., Boston. Wright & 
Potter Printing Co., Boston. Geo. H, Walker & Co., lith., Boston. 
Size, 23iX24| inches. Scale (computed), 1 mile to an inch. 
Includes portion of Reading on the north, Bralntree on the south, Marblehead on 

the east. In House Doc. No. 17, 1S95. Report of Massachusetts State Board of Health. 

Massachusetts State Library, 

Metropolitan Park Commissioners. 

Diagram showing relation of proposed Blue Hills and Fells park- 
ways to the Metropolitan district of Boston. Heliotype Printing 
Co. Size, 7fX13i inches. Scale, li miles to an inch. 
In Public Doc. No. 48, 1894. Annual report of the Metropolitan Park Commissioners. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Metropolitan Sewerage Commissioners. 

Plan showing progress of work to September 30, 1894. 

For description see edition of 1893. In Public Doc. No. 46, 1894. Annual report of 
Metropolitan Sewerage Commissioners. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Boston Park Commissioners. 

Maps showing parks and parkways from the Common to Stony 
Brook Reservation. Olmstead, Olmstead «fe Eliot, 1894. Helio- 
type Printing Co. Size, lliXSlf inches. Scale, 1,600 feet to an 
inch. 
In Park Commissioners' report for year ending .Jan. 31, 1895. 

Park Commissioners, Boston. 



196 City Document No. 15. 

1894. — Continued. 

Plan of a portion of the Park system from the Common to Franklin 
park, including Charles river basin, Commonwealth avenue, Back 
Bay Fens, Muddy river improvement, Leverett park, Jamaica i)ark, 
Arborway, and Arnold Arboretum. William Jackson, city engineer. 
Olmstead, Olmstead & Eliot. January, 1894. Ileliotype. Size, 
17f x40i inches. Scale, 800 feet to an inch. 
In Park Commissionera report for the year ending Jan. 31, 18'J4. 

Park Commissioners, Boston. 

Metropolitan Park Commissioners and State Board of Health. 
Plan showing height of ground water .in Back Bay district, Boston. 
Plan No. 2. Heliotype Printing Co., Boston. Size, 4|X6| inches. 
Scale (computed), 1,200 feet to an inch. 

In House Doc. No. 77.1. Report of the joint board consisting of the Metropolitan 
Park Commissionars and the State Board of Health upon the Improvement of Charles 
river. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Plan of Charles river, from the Waltham line to Boston harbor. 
Prepared under the direction of a joint board consisting of the Met- 
ropolitan Park Commissioners and the State Board of Health. 
Plan No. 1. Heliotype Printing Co. Size, 12fX 44^ inches. Scale 
(computed), 1,000 feet to an inch. 

Shows public or quasi-public ownership, marshes overllowed by spring tides, con- 
tours of river bottom below mean low water. 

In House Doc. No. 77.'>, 1894. Report of the joint boards upon the improvement of 
Charles river. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Sketch plan showing the existing and proposed public reservations 
upon the banks of the Charles river, between Waltham line and 
Craigies bridge. Olmstead, Olmstead & Eliot, landscape archi- 
tects, Brookline, Mass. March, 1894. H. J. Kellaway. Heliotype 
Printing Co., Boston. Size, 13X44^ inches. Scale (computed^, 
1,000 feet to an inch. 
Contains sub-map, "Key Map." Size, 4^x9^ inches. Scale (computed), 6,034 
feet to an inch. 

In House Doc. No. 775, 1S94. Report of the joint boards, Metropolitan Park Com- 
missioners and State Board of Health. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Harbor and Land Commissioners. 

Plan of South Boston flats, showing present conditions and sketch 
of proposed docks, to accompany annual report of the Harbor and 
Land Commissioners, December, 1894, Size, 17X33 inches. Scale, 
400 feet to an inch. 
In Public Doc. No. 11, 1894. Annual report of the Harbor and Land Commissioners. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Metropolitan Park Commissioners. 

Stony brook reservation and vicinity. Prepared under the direction 
of Olmstead, Olmstead & Eliot, landscape architects, 1894, Gordon 
H. Taylor, topographer. Wm. H. Munroe, draughtsman. Size, 
11JX8| inches. Scale (computed), 4,695 feet to an inch. 
In Public Doc. No. 48, 1S94. Annual report of Metropolitan Park Commissioners. 

Massachusetts State Library. 
State Board of Health. 

General map showing water sheds of lakes and rivers investigated 

as possible sources of water supply for the Metropolitan district, 

Dec, 1894. Plan No. 1. Size, 19fx20| inches. Scale (computed), 

10 miles to an inch. 

Territory includes whole of Massachusetts, portions of Maine, New Hampshire and 

Vermont, In House Doc. No. 17. Report of Massachusetts State Board of Health, 

Feb., 1895. 

Massachusetts State Library. 



Engineering Department. 197 

1894. — Continued. 

Railroad Commissioners. 

[Map of Boston.] Size, llXSi inches. 

Sub-niai> on map showing the railroads of the State of Massachusetts. 

In Public Doc. No. 14, I8it4. Annual report of the Railroad Commissioners. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

1895 

King, Moses, publisher. 

Boston and surroundings. Size, 3^X5 inches. Scale, 4 miles to an 

inch. 
In Kin^ (Moses) How to see- Boston. Boston, 1895. Published for MaeuUar, 
Parker & Co., "as a Knights Templar souvenir. Also contains business portion — Boston 
proper, Back Bay district, City Hall and Post-office district, Faneuil Hall and Stock 
Exchange district, retail district, wholesale district, South End and Park system. 

American Antiquarian Soriety. 

Boston Engineering Department. 

Map showing polarity of hydrants, March 1, 1895. Plate II. Stone 

and Webster. Size, Ty'^Xll inches. Scale (computed), 2,400 feet 

to an inch. 

Shows west to Hemenway street, south to Ruggles and Swett streets; includes 

South Boston. *6356. 1.1895 

In City Engineer's annual report, 1S94. City Document, 1895, No. 10, opp. p. 63. 

Boston Public Library. 

Metropolitan Sewerage Commissioners. 

Plan showing progress of work to September 30, 1895. 
For description, see edition of 1893. In Public Doc. No. 45, 1895. Report of Metro- 
politan Sewerage Commissioners. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Plans showing proposed route of the Neponset valley intercepting 
sewer, September, 1895. Hozea Kingman, Tilley Haynes, Albert 
F. Noyes, commissioners. Size, 26^X28| inches. Scale (com- 
puted), 1,189 feet to an inch. 

Contains profiles of the proposed route. 

In Public Doc. No. 45, 1895. Report of Metropolitan Sewerage Commissioners. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Metropolitan Park Commissioners. 

Stony brook reservation and vicinity. 

See edition of 1894 for description. 

In Public Doc. No. 48, 1895. Annual report of Metropolitan Park Commissioners. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Railroad Commissioners. 

[Map of Boston.] Size, 7iX8| inches. 
Sub-map on map showing the railroads of the State of Massachusetts. 
In Public Doc. No. 14, 1895. Annual report of the Railroad Commissioners. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Board of Harbor and Land Commissioners. 

Map of Boston Harbor to accompany the annual report 

December, 1895. Size, 32fX42f inches. Scale (computed), 1,488 
feet to an inch. 
In the annual report of Board of Harbor and Land Commissioners for year 1895, 
Boston, 1896. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Plan showing changes in the bed of Boston harbor, from a compari- 
son of the surveys of 1861 and 1892. Made under the direction of 
the Harbor and Land Commissioners, April, 1895. Size, 17^X25| 
inches. Scale, ^oVtj- 

Shows from Chelsea bridge to Castle Island. 

In same report as above. 

Massachusetts State Library. 



198 City Document No. 15. 



1896 

Metropolitan Park Commissioners. 

Diagram of the parks and parkways of the Boston Metropolitan 
district, to accompany report of Olmstead, Olmstead & Eliot, dated 
Dec. 1, 1896. Size, 8^X8^ inches. Scale (computed), 3 miles to an 
inch. 

In Public Doc. No. 48, 1896, Vol. 12, Misc. Keport of the Metropolitan Park Com- 
missioners. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Metropoi-itan Sewerage Commissioners. 

Map of Metropolitan sewerage district, showing progress to Sept. 

30, 1896. 
For description, see edition of 1873. In Public Doc. No. 45, 1896, Vol. 12, Misc. 
Annual report of Metropolitan Sewerage Commissioners. 

Massachusetts State Library. 
Metropolitan Water Board. 

Map showing Metropolitan water district, Nashua, Sudbury and 
Cochituate water sheds, and locations of reservoirs, aqueducts and 
pipe lines, Jan. 1, 1896. Size, 141X28^ inches. Scale (computed), 
2 miles to an inch. 
Includes territory within a ten-mile circle drawn from the State House. In Public 
Doc. No. 57, 1896. Second annual report of Metropolitan Water Board. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Map of Metropoliian water district, showing progress of works for 
distributing water, Dec. 1, 1896. Plan No. 5. From plan, copy- 
right, 1894-9, by Geo. H. Walker & Co., Boston. Geo. H. Walker 
& Co., lith., Boston. Size, 23|X25 inches. Scale (computed), 1 
mile to an inch. 

Bounds Peabody on the northeast, Bedford on the northwest, Needham on the 
southwest, Hingham on the southeast. 

In Public Doc. No. 57, 1896. Second annual report of the Metropolitan Water 
Board. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Railroad Commissioners. 

[Map of Boston and vicinity.] Size, liXSi inches. 

Sub-map to map of the railroads of Maesaclmsetts. Wright & Potter Printing 
Company. Geo. H. Walker & Co., lith. Size, 22|x33| inches. Scale (computed), 
7 miles to an inch. 

In Public Doc. No. 14, 1896. Annual report of Railroad Commissioners. 

Massachusetts State Library. 
Bartholomew, J. G. 

Boston and vicinity. Size, 3^X31 inches. 
In Bartholomew (J. G.) Handy Reference Atlas of the World. Plate 56a. London, 
John Walker & Co., 1896. 

Massachusetts State Board of Health. 

Metropolitan Park Commissioners. 

Map of the country about Boston. Prepared for the Metropolitan 
Park Commission, under the direction of Olmstead, Olmstead & 
Eliot, by Geo. W. Stadly & Co. Published with permission of 
Metropolitan Park Commission by Appalachian mountain club. 
Heliotype. Size, 22X30^ inches. Scale, 1 mile to an inch. 
In Public Doc. No. 48, 1896. Annual report of Metropolitan Park Commissioners. 

Massachusetts State Library. 
Walker, George H.. & Co. 

Boston and surroundings. Boston, 1896. Size, 27fX40i inches. 
Scale (computed), 1,800 feet to an inch. 
Includes territory to Revere on the northeast, Winchester on the northwest, Dedham 
on the southwest, Quincy on the southeast. Pocket map, folded. Reissued, 1903. 

Geo. n. Walker & Co., Boston. 



Engineering Department. 199 

ISdQ. — Continued. 

Harbor and Land Commissioners. 

Plan of South Boston flats, showing present condition and sketch of 
proposed docks and streets. To accompany annual report of Harbor 
and Land Commissioners, Dec. 1896. Geo. H. Walker & Co., lith., 
Boston. Size, 16|x 35 inches. Scale (computed), 400 feet to an inch. 
In Public Doc. No. 11, 1896. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

1897 

Walker, George H., & Co. 

Map of Boston and vicinity, 1897. Boston, Geo. H. Walker & Co., 
1897. Size, 77^X78 inches. Scale (computed), 1,200 feet to an inch. 
Bounds Saugus on the northeast, Stoneham on the northwest, Dedham on the 
southwest, Hlngham on the southeast. 

George H. Walker & Co., Boston. 

Walker, George H., & Co. 

Map of the City of Boston and vicinity. Boston, George H. Walker & 
Co., 1897. Size, 56iX64| inches. Scale, 800 feet to an inch. 
A Bromley map corrected and photo-lithographed; printed in four parts 

Street Department {Sewer Division), Boston. 

State Board of Health. 

Map of Boston and vicinity, 1897. Showing cases of cerebro spinal 
meningitis. Heliotype Printing Co. Size, 10fX14| inches. Scale 
(computed), 4,800 feet to an inch. 
In special report of the State Board of Health. 

State Board of Health. 

Metropolitan Park Commissioners. 

Sketch plan of public reservations upon the banks of the Charles 
river, between Watertown and Craigie's bridge. F. L. & J. C. 
Olmstead, landscape architects, Brookline, Mass., 1897. Photo- 
lith. and printed by Forbes Company, Boston. Size, 12X35f inches. 
Scale (computed), 1,000 feet to an inch. 
In Public Doc. No. 48, 1897. Report of the Metropolitan Park Commissioners. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Railroad Commissioners. 

Map of Boston and vicinity. Size, 7|X8i inches. 

Sub-map to map of the railroads of Massachusetts. Wright & Potter Printing 
Company, Boston. Geo. H. Walker & Co., Boston. Size, '221x331 inches. Scale 
(computed), 7 miles to an inch. 

In Public Doc. No. 14, 1897. Annual report of the Railroad Commissioners. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

1898 

Walker, George H., & Co. 

Map of Boston and vicinity, showing tracks operated by the Boston 

Elevated Railway Company (surface lines), Oct. 1, 1898. Geo. H. 

Walker & Co., lith., Boston. Size, 27^X43^ inches. Scale, 2,400 feet 

to an inch. 

Corrected by hand, Februarv, 1900, Jan. 14, 1902, Dec. 10, 1903. Bounds Saugus on 

the northeast, Winchester on'the northwest, portion of West Roxbury cut out by 

index, portion of Quincy cut out by title, Winthrop and Spectacle island on east. 

Engineering Department. 

Walker, George H., & Co. 

Map of Boston and vicinity. Boston, 1898. Size, 51 X75f inches. 
Scale (computed), 1,200 feet to an inch. 

Street Department {Sewer Division), Boston. 



200 City Document No. 15. 

1898. — Continued. 

Walker, George H., & Co. 

New historical map of Metropolitan Boston. Boston, 1898. Size, 
54X70 inches. Scale, 1,760 feet to an inch. 
The principal estates through the country are shown. Bounds Marblehead on the 
northeast, Billerica on the northwest, Dover on the southwest, Braintree on the 
southeast. 

George H. Walker & Co., Boston. 



Bromley, George Washington, & Walter Soott, 

Map of the City of Boston and vicinity. Drawn by Geo. W. & W. S. 
Bromley, Philadelphia. Corrected and printed by the City of Bos- 
ton, 1898. Heliotype Printing Co., Boston. Size, 56X63| inches. 
Scale, 800 feet to an inch. 
Made for the Bath Department, and sliows the various bathing places in red color. 
The parka and playgrounds of the city have been added in color by hand. 

Park Commissioner*, Boston. 

Metropolitan Park Commissioners. 

Map of the Metropolitan district of Boston, showing local public 
reservations, the holdings of the Metropolitan Park Commission- 
ers, and additions which have been proposed. To accompany 
report of Olmstead Brothers, landscape architects, December, 1898. 
Size, 22iX24| inches. Scale, o^ioTj- 
Twenty-foot contours shown. Bounds Wakefield on the north, Newton on the 
west, Braintree on the south, Marblehead Neck and Hull on the east. In Public 
Doc. No. 48, 1898. Report of the Metropolitan Park Commissioners. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Metropolitan Sewerage Commissioners. 

Map of the Metropolitan sewerage district, showing progress of 
work to Sept. 30, 1898. 
For description, see edition of 1893. In Pubic Docs., 1898. Vol. 12, Misc. 

3Iassachusetts State Library. 

Metropolitan Water Commissioners. 

Map of the Metropolitan water district, Jan. 1, 1898. Geo. H. 
Walker & Co., lith., Boston. From map of Boston district, 1897, 
by Geo. H. Walker & Co. Size, 23|X24f inches. Scale (com- 
puted), 1 mile to an inch. 
The district is included within a 10-mile circle; the map includes Lynnfield on the 

north, Weston on the west, Braintree on the south, Marblehead and Hull on the 

In Public Doc. No. 57, 1897. Third annual report of Metropolitan Water Board. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Railroad Commissioners. 

[Map of Boston and vicinity.] Size, 7iX8i inches. 
Sub-map to map of the railroads of the State of Massachusetts, 1898. Wright & Pot- 
ter Printing Co. Geo. H. AValker & Co., lith., Boston. Size, 22|x33J inches. Scale 
computed), 7 miles to an inch. 

In Public Doc. No. 14, 1898. Thirtieth annual report of the Railroad Commis- 
sioners. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Walker, George H., & Co. 

Map of Boston and vicinity. Boston, 1898. Size, 51X75| inches. 
Scale (computed), 1,200 feet to an inch. 
Bounds Sangus on the northeast, Stoneham on the northwest, Dedham on the 
southwest, Quincy on the southeast. The playgrounds added in red by hand. 

Park Commissioners, Boston. 



Engineering Department. 201 

1899 

Walker, George H., & Co. 

[Boston and vicinity.] Size, 16^X20^ inches. Scale (computed), 
2 miles to an inch. 

Sub-map to railroad map of tlR- New Eiifrland states, showing state, county, and 
town boundaries, post offices, railroad stations, etc. Boston, Geo. H. Walker & Co., 
1899. Size, 52Jx67 inches. Scale (computed), 7^% miles to an inch. 

Geo. U. Walker & Co., Boston. 

Same (reduced) 

size of sub-map, lOxSJ inches. Scale (computed), 3 j% miles to an inch. Size of 
map, 27ix40i inches. Scale (computed), 12 miles to an inch. 

Geo. H. Walker & Co.., Boston. 

Same 

To this map have been added In red the vaiious bicjxle routes. 

Geo. H. Walker & Co.., Boston. 

Metropolitan Park Commissioners. 

Diagram of the public open spaces of the Boston metropolitan park 
district in 1899. Size, 12iX 12f inches. Scale (computed), 2 miles 
to an inch. 

Includes territory within a radius of eleven miles of State House. In Public Docs. 
No. 48, 1899 and 1901. Report of Metropolitan Park Commissioners. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Railroad Commissioners. 

[Map of Boston and vicinity.] Size. 7^X81 inches. 

Sub-map to map of the railroads of Massachusetts, 1899. Wright & Potter Printing 
Co. Geo. H. Walker & Co., lith., Boston. Size, 2-2fx33i inches. Scale (computed), 
7 miles to an Inch. In Public Doc. No. 14, 1899. Thirty-first annual report of the 
Kailroad Commissioners. 

Massachusetts State Library. 



Metropolitan Sewerage Commissioners. 

Map of the Metropolitan sewerage district. Hosea Kingman, Tilly 
Haynes, George A. Kimball, Metropolitan Sewerage Commissioners. 
Wm. M. Brown, jr., chief engineer. Boston, Massachusetts. Sept. 
30, 1899. Size, 22iX30 inches. Scale (computed), 4,363 feet to an 
inch. 

A Geo. H. Walker map, 1897, used as a base. Bounds Wakefield on the north, 
Waltham on the west, Milton on the south, Swampscott and Hull on the east. In 
Public Doc. No. 45, 1899. Annual report of Metropolitan Sewerage Commissioners. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Metropolitan Water Board. 

Map showing Metropolitan water district, Nashua, Sudbury and 
Cochituate water sheds, and locations of reservoirs, aqueducts, 
and pipe lines, Jan. 1, 1899. Size, 14^X28+ inches. Scale ("com- 
puted), 2 miles to an inch. 

Includes territory within a ten-mile circle drawn from the State House. 

In Public Doc. No. 57, 1898. Annual report of the Metropolitan Water Board. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

1900 

Railroad Commissioners. 

[Map of Boston and vicinity.] Size, 8^X7^ inches. 

Sub-map to map of the railroads of Massachusetts. W^ right & Potter Printing Co. 
Geo. H. Walker & Co. lith., Boston. Size, 22^x33J Inches. Scale (computed), 7 mllei 
to an Inch. 

In Public Doc. No. 14, 1900. Annual report of the Railroad Commissioners. 

Massachusetts State Library. 



202 City Document No. 15. 

1900. — Continued. 

Walker, George H., & Co. 

Atlas of Massachusetts, compiled under the direction of G. H. 
Walker & Co. Boston, Geo. H. Walker & Co., 1900. 

Contains 231 pages, 27 plates and index. Size of plates, 17ix26i inches. Scale of 
portion comprising the Metropolitan district, 1,200 feet to the inch ; the scales of the 
other sheets vary. 

George H. Walker & Co., Boston. 

Walker, George H., & Co. 

[Boston and vicinity.] [Boston, Geo. H. Walker & Co., 1900.] Size, 
17^X26i inches. Scale (computed), 1 mile to an inch. 

Plate 4 of the above named atlas. Bounds Waliefleld on the northeast. Box- 
borough on the northwest, Hopkinton on the southwest, Milton on the southeast. 
A pocket edition. 

George H. Walker & Co., Boston. 

Walker, George H., & Co. 

Part of the Metropolitan district. Size, 17iX26i inches. Scale, 
1,200 feet to an inch. 

Shows heights above city base. A reproduction of plates 70-71 of the above named 
atlas. A pocket edition. 

George H. Walker & Co., Boston. 

Metropolitan Sewerage Commissioners. 

Map of the Metropolitan Sev?erage district. James A. Bailey, Jr., 
Tilly Haynes, George A. Kimball, Commissioners. William M. 
Brown, Jr., chief engineer, Boston, Massachusetts. September 30, 
1900. Size, 22|X29f inches. Scale (computed), 4,363 feet to an inch. 

a George H. Walker map used as a base. Bounds Waketield on the north, Waltham 
on the west, Milton on the south, Swampscott and Hull on the east. In Public Doc. 
No. 45, 1900. Annual report of Metropolitan Sewerage Commissioners. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Metropolitan Water Commissioners. 

Map showing Metropolitan Water district, Nashua, Sudbury and 
Cochituate water sheds, and locations of reservoirs, aqueducts, and 
pipe lines, January 1, 1900. Size, 14^X28^ inches. Scale (com- 
puted), 2 miles to an inch. 

Includes territory within a ten-mile circle, drawn from the State House. In 
Public Doc. No. 57, 1900. Annual report of Metropolitan Water Board. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Walker, George H., & Co. 

Extended map of Boston and Metropolitan district. George H. 
Walker & Company, 1900. Size, 87fX116f inches. Scale (com- 
puted), 1,400 feet to an inch. 

Bounds Swampscott, Lynn, Stoneham, Burlington, Billerica, Bedford, Carlisle, 
Concord, Sudbury, Framingham, Natick, Dover, Dedham, Quincy, Braintree, Wey- 
moutli. 

George H. Walker & Co., Boston. 
Walker, George H., & Co. 

[Boston harbor.] Size, 15iX17i inches. Scale (computed), 1 mile 
to an inch. 

Reproduction of Plate 6 in Walker's Atlas of Ma8sa<;husetts. A pocket map, 
colored. 

George H. Walker & Co., Boston. 

Harbor and Land Commissioners. 

Plan of Boston upper harbor, from bridges to Lower Middle, show- 
ing location of proposed anchorage basin, under chapter 97, 
resolves of 1900, December, 1900. Frank W. Hodgdon, engineer. 
Heliotype Printing Company, Boston. Size, 15X24^ inches. Scale 
(computed), 8,421 feet to an inch. 
In Public Doc. No. 11, 1900. Annual i;eport of Harbor and Land Commissioners. 

Massachusetts State Library. 



Engineering Department. 203 



1901 

United States Geological Survey. 

Boston and vicinity, 1901. Size, 48iX57| inches. Scale, y^^iy^. 
H. M. Wilson, geographer in charge. A-138 

Bounds Marblehead on the northeast, Burlington on northwest, Dedham on the 
Bouthwest, Cohasset on the southeast. 

Engineering Department {Surveying Division). 

Walker, George H., & Co. 

Map of the City of Boston and vicinity. Boston, George H. Walkei, 
& Co., 1901. Size, 27^X32 inches. Scale (computed), 1,700 feet to 
an inch. 

Half-mile circles shown in red from the North station ; the first four of these are 
lettered A, B, C, D. Half-mile circles are shown from the South station, in blue. 
Also tables, giving schedules of cab and hack fares. The map is folded in the centre 
and glued back to back. 

Engineering Department {Surveying Division). 

Metropolitan Park Commissioners. 

Map of the Metropolitan district of Boston, showing local public 
reservations and holdings of the Metropolitan Park Commission- 
ers. Dec. 1, 1901. Heliotype Printing Co., Boston. Size, 22^X24^ 
inches. Scale, u^i^ff. 
Bounds Wakefield on the north, Newton on the west, Milton on the south. Marble- 
head and Hull on the east. 

In Public Doc. No. 48, 1901. Report of the Metropolitan Park Commissioners. 

Massachusetts State Library. 
Railroad Commissioners. 

[Map of Boston and vicinity.] Size, 7^X8^ inches. 

Sub-map to map of the railroads of Massachusetts. Wright & Potter Printing Co. 
George H.Walker & Co., lith., Boston. Size, 22|x33i inches. Scale (computed), 7 
miles to an inch. 

In Public Doc, Vol. 5, 1901. Thirty-second report of the Railroad Commissioners. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Map of the electric railways of the State of Massachusetts. Size, 
25iX38f inches. 

A Geo. H. AValker & Co.'s map used as a base. 
In same report as above. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

South Boston. Size, 4|X5i inches. Scale (computed), 2,000 feet 

to an inch. 

In Toomey (.John J.) (Edward P. B.) Rankin History of South Boston, 1901, front. 

4452.155 

Boston Public Library. 

1902 

Walker, George H., & Co. 

New map of Boston, giving all points of interest, with every rail- 
way and steamboat terminus, prominent hotels, theatres and public 
buildings. Boston, George H. Walker & Co., 1902. Size, 16|X18f 
inches. Scale (computed), 1,462 feet to an inch. 

Copyright 1883 by Tilly Haynes ; 1894-97-1902 by George H. Walker & Co. 

In Guide to MetropoUtan Boston. Boston, George H. Walker & Co., 1902, front. 

Engineering Department {Surveying Division). 

Walker, George H., & Co. 

[Plan of Boston proper, including a portion of Roxbury and 
Charlestown.] [Boston, George H. Walker & Co., 1902.] Size, 
3}|X4j^ inches. Scale (computed), 3,500 feet to an inch. 
Original area and land reclaimed shown. In Guide to Metropolitan Boston. 

Engineering Department {Surveying Division). 



204 City Document No. 15. 

1902. — Continued. 

Walker, George H., & Co. 

New map of Boston, giving all points of interest, with every rail- 
way and steamboat terminus, prominent hotels and public build- 
ings, Boston, 1902. Size, 17X181 inches. Scale, 500 feet to an inch. 
Shows elevated, subway and surface lines. A pocket map, folded. 

George E. Walker tfc Co., Boston. 

Walker, George H., & Co. 

Central part of Boston. Size, 5^X7^ inches. Scale, 1,200 feet to 
an inch. 

Sub-map to map of Massachusetts showing county lines, railroads, post offices, 
county towns, and bicycle routes. Size, 17f x26| inches. Scale, 7 miles to an inch. 
A pocket map, folded. 

George H. Walker & Co., Boston. 

Walker, George H., & Co. 

Map showing the terminal facilites of Boston. Boston, 1902. Size, 
25X35f inches. Scale (computed), 1,170 feet to an inch. 
A pocket map, folded. 

George H. Walker & Co., Boston. 

Walker, George H., & Co. 

Part of Metropolitan district. Size, 9^X14^ inches. Scale, 2 miles 
to an inch. 
Bounds Swampscott on the northeast, Woburn on the northwest, Needham on the 
southwest, Quincv on the southeast. 

Sub-map to map of Massachusetts. Size, 17|x26f inches. Scale, 7 miles to an inch. 

Geo. H. Walker & Co., Boston. 

Walker, George H., & Co. 

Road map of the Boston district, showing the Metropolitan park 
system. Boston, Geo. H. Walker & Co., 1902. [Edition of 1903.] 
Size, 25iX.34| inches. Scale, 1 mile to an inch. 
Bounds Beverly on the northeast, Westford on the northwest, Holliston on the 
southwest, Scltuate on the southeast. 
A pocket map, folded. 

Geo. H. Walker & Co., Boston. 

Walker, George H., & Co. 

Map issued with the guide to Metropolitan Boston, Size, 11-|X I7i 

inches. Scale (computed), 4 miles to an inch. 
Bounds Salisbury on the northeast, Xew Hampshire line on the northwest, Rhode 
Island line on the southwest, Plymouth on the southeast. Shows steam and electric 
roads. In Guide to Metropolitan Boston, with maps and illustrations, Boston, 1902. 

Geo. H. Walker & Co., Boston. 

Same ............. 

Engineering Department {Surveying Division). 

Metropolitan Water and Sewerage Board. 

Map showing Metropolitan sewerage district, January 1, 1902. 
Size, 22|X33|- inches. Scale (computed), 4,693 feet to an inch. 
a Walker map, 1897, used as a base. Bounds Wakefield on the north, Waltham on 
the west, Milton on the south, Nahant on the east. 

In Public Doc. Ko. 57, 1902. First annual report of the Metropolitan Water and 
Sewerage Board. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Railroad Commissioners. 

[Map of Boston and vicinity]. Size, 7^X81 inches. 
Sub-map to map of the railroads of Massachusetts. Wright & Potter Printing Co. 
Geo. H. Walker & Co., Lith., Boston. Size, 22|x33J inches. Scale, 7 miles to an inch. 
In Public Docs. 1901, Vol. 5, end. Thirty-third annual report of the Railroad Com- 
missioners. 

Massachusetts State Library. 



Engineering Department. 205 

1902.— Continued. 

Map of the electric railways of the state of Massachusetts, 1901. 
Corrected to Jan. 1, 1902. Size, 25iX38| inches. Scale (com- 
puted), Sy'j miles to an inch. 
In same report as above. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Walker, George H., & Co. 

Map of Massachusetts bay and shore, from Plymouth to Newbury- 
port, edition of 1902. Size, 14|X35 inches. Scale (computed), 
lj% miles to an inch. 
A pocket map, folded. 

Geo. H. Walker & Co., Boston. 

1903 

Boston Engineering Department. 

Plan of the water-pipe system of a portion of Boston, showing relay- 
ing and extensions since 1895. January, 1903. William Jackson, 
city engineer. Geo. H. Walker & Co., Lith., Boston. Size, 21X40 
inches. Scale (computed), 400 feet to an inch. 

Shows south to Camden street. 

In City Engineer's report for the year 1902, opp. p. 76; also in City Documents. 

City Cleric's Office, Boston. 

Walker, George H., & Co. 

Indexed map of Boston, 1903 edition (copyrighted, 1895 and 1903). 
Size, 19X271^ inches. Scale, 1,200 feet to an inch. 

Inij^udes Boston proper and South Boston, greater portion of Dorchester and 
Roxbury, small portion of East Boston and Charlestown. Map contains a tabulated 
list of streets, avenues and squares, public buildings, pai'ks and public grounds, 
cemeteries, wharves and railroad stations. A pocket map, folded. 

Geo. H. Walker & Co., Boston. 

Boston Elevated Railway Co. 

Central part of Boston Elevated Railway system, showing connec- 
tions, 1903. Boston Elevated Railway Company: Bureau of surface 
lines; department of civil engineering; A. L. Plimpton, civil engi- 
neer. Copyright, 1903, by Arthur Leslie Plimpton. Geo. H. 
Walker & Co., Lith., Boston. Size, 28|X42i^ inches. Scale (com- 
puted), 1,242 feet to an inch. A-146 
Engineering Department {Surveying Division). 

Walker, George H., & Co. 

Map of Boston proper. Boston, 1903. Geo. H. Walker & Co., 
engravers. Size, 25^X26 inches. Scale, 500 feet to an inch. 
Shows subway, surface and elevated lines. The prominent buildings are located 

and named. Original area is shown. A pocket map, folded. 

Geo. H. Walker & Co., Boston. 

Plan of city proper and Roxbury. Key plan to drainage areas. Size, 
23^X51f inches. Scale, 500 feet to an inch. 

Street Department ( Sewer Division), Boston. 

Harbor and Land Commissioners. 

Plan of South Boston flats, showing present condition and sketch of 
proposed docks and streets. December, 1903. Frank W. Hodg- 
don, chief engineer. Forbes Lith. Co. Size, 17^X36 inches. 
Scale, 400 feet to an inch. 
In Public Doc. Xo. 11. Annual report of Harbor and Land Commissioners. 

Massachusetts State Library. 



206 City Document No. 15. 

1903. — Continued. 

Walker, George H., & Co. 

. Boston and surroundings. Boston, 1903. Size, 28X40i inches. 

Scale (computed), 1,800 feet to an inch, 
Boumls Revere on the northeast, Winchester on the northwest, Dedham on the 
southwest, Quincy on the southeast. 

Geo. H. Walker <t Co., Boston. 

Map showing Boston territory tributary to south Metropolitan sys- 
tem and Boston main drainage system. Size, 26^X32^ inches. 
Scale, 1,600 feet to an inch. A-138 

Cut fi-om report of Superintendent of Streets for 1902. 

Engineering Department (Surveying Division). 

Kailroad Commissioners. 

[Map of Boston and vicinity.] Size, 7^X8^ inches. 

Sub-map to map of the railroads of Massachusetts. Corrected to Jan. 1, 1903. 
"Wright & Potter Printing Co. Geo. H. Walker & Co., Lith., Boston. Size, 22|x33| 
inches. Scale (computed), 7 miles to an inch. 

In Public Docs., 1902, Vol. 5. Annual report of Railroad CommlssionerB. 

Massachusetts State Library. 

Map of the electric railways of the State of Massachusetts, 1902. 
Corrected to Jan. 1, 1903. Size, 25^X381 inches. Scale (computed), 
3-^^ miles to an inch. 

A Walker map was used as a base. 
In same report as above. 

Massachusetts State Library. 



CONTENTS. 



REPORT ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT FOR 1903. 



[General Index to Contents Engineering Department Reports, 1867-1892, will be found 
in Report of February 1, 1892.] 

PAGE 
1 



Engineering Department 

Statement of Expenses, Engineering Department 

Atlantic-avenue bridge 

Abolishment grade crossings: 
Blue Hill avenue and Oakland 

street 

Cambridge and other streets . . 

Congress street 

Dorchester avenue 

Broadway bridge, rebuilding 

Maiden bridge 

Bridges Inspected 

" wholly supported by Boston 

" " " " railroads 

" of which Boston supports the part within its limits. . 
" " " " pays a part ol the cost of mainte- 
nance 

" supported by railroad corporations 

" " " " " Boston & Albany 

R.R 

" 4» 44 u ti Boston & Maine 

R.R. and B. & A. 

R.R 

" '♦ " " " Boston & Maine 

R.R., Eastern 

Div 

" " •' " " Boston, Revere 

Beach & Lynn 

" " " " " 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. 

" " " Metropolitan Park Commission 

" Total number (149) 

Bridges 

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 



2 
3 
3 
3 
3 
4 

4 

5 

32 

7 



9 

9 

9 

10 

4 
10 
10 
10 
10 
10 

11 



208 City Document No. 15. 

Bridges, continued. page 

Athens street, over Midland Div. N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R 11 

Audubon road, over B. & A. R.R 11 

Beacon street, over outlet of the fens 11 

Beacon street, over B. & A . R.R 11 

Bellevue street, over Muddy river, in Riverway 12 

Bennington street, over B., R.B. & L. R.R 12 

Berkeley street, over B. & A. R.R. and Prov. Div. N.Y., 

N.H. & H. R.R 12 

Bernier-street foot-bridge, over Bridal Path, Rivervray 12 

Bernier-street foot-bridge, over Muddy river 12 

Berwick park foot-bridge, over Prov. Div. N.Y., N.H. & H. 

R.R 13 

Blakemore street, over Prov. Div. N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R 13 

Blue Hill avenue, over Midland Div. N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R... 13 

Bolton street, over Midland Div. N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R 13 

Boston street, over Old Colony Div. N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R 13 

Boylston street, Back Bay fens 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 14 

Brookline avenue, over Muddy River, in Riverway 14 

Brooks street, Brighton 1.5 

Byron street, B., R.B, & L. R.R 15 

Cambridge street 15 

Cambridge street, over B. & M. and B. & A. R.R 15 

Canal or Craigie's 16 

Castle Island foot-bridge 16 

Central avenue, over Neponset river 16 

Charlesgate, in the fens, over B. & A. R.R 16 

Charlesgate, in the fens, over Ipswich street 17 

Charlestown 17 

Chelsea, over B. & M. R.R 17 

Chelsea (North) 17 

Chelsea (South) 17 

Chelsea street 18 

Circuit drive, over Scarboro'' pond, in Franklin Park 18 

Columbia road, over Old Colony Div. N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R.. . 18 

Columbia road, over Shoreham street 19 

Columbus avenue, over B. & A. R.R. and Prov. Div. N.Y., 

N.H. & H. R.R 19 

Commercial Point, or Tenean 19 

Commonwealth avenue, in the fens 19 

Congress street 19 

Cornwall street, over Stony brook. West Roxbury 20 

Cottage Farm, over B. & A. R.R 20 

Cottage-street foot-bridge 20 

Dartmouth street, over B. & A. R.R, and Prov. Div. N.Y., 

N.H. & H. R.R 20 

Dorchester avenue, over Old Colony Div. N.Y., N.H. & H. 

R.R 20 

Dorchester street, over Old Colony Div. N.Y., N.H. & H, R.R, 21 

Dover street 21 

Ellicott arch, in Franklin Park 21 

Essex street 21 

Everett street, over B. & A. R.R 22 

Federal street 22 

Fen bridge, in the fens 22 

Ferdinand street, over B. & A. R.R 22 

Forest Hills entrance in Franklin Park 22 



Engineering Department. 209 

Bridges, continued. page 

Gold street, over Midland Div. N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R 22 

Granite to Milton 23 

Harvard to Cambridge 23 

Harvard street, over Midland Div. N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R 23 

Huntington avenue, over B. & A. R.R 23 

Huntington avenue, over Muddy river 24 

Ipswich street, over waterway in the fens 24 

Irvington-street foot-bridge, over Prov. Div. N.Y., N.H. & 

H. R.R 24 

L-street bridge 24 

Leverett pond foot-bridge in Leverett Park 24 

Linden Park street, over Stony brook 24 

Longwood avenue, over Muddy river and B. & A. R.R 25 

Maiden 25 

Massachusetts avenue, over B. & A. R.R 25 

Massachusetts avenue, over Prov. Div. N.Y,, N.H. & H. R.R., 25 

Mattapan to Milton 26 

Meridian street 25 

Milton 26 

Mt. Washington avenue 26 

Neponset 26 

Neptune road, over B., R.B. & L. R.R 27 

Newton street, over Prov. Div. N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R 27 

Norfolk street, over Midland Div. N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R 27 

North Beacon street 27 

North Harvard street 27 

Oakland street, over Midland Div. N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R. • • • • 28 
Perkins-street foot-bridge, over B. & M. R.R. and B. & A. 

R.R 28 

Prison Point 28 

Public Garden foot-bridge 28 

Scarboro' pond foot-bridge, Franklin Park 28 

Shawmut avenue, over B. & A. R.R. and N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R. 29 

Southampton-street bridges, over South Bay sluices 29 

Southampton street, over O.C. Div. N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R. ... 29 

Spring street 29 

Stony Brook, in the fens 29 

Summer street, over A street 29 

'• " B " 29 

" " C " 29 

" " Fort Point channel 30 

" N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R., freight tracks. . . 30 

Swett-street bridges (see Southampton street) 29 

Warren 30 

West Boston, temporary 31 

West Fourth street, over O.C. Div. N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R 31 

West Rutland-square foot-bridge, over Prov. Div. N.Y., N.H. 

& H. R.R 31 

Western avenue to Cambridge 31 

Western avenue to Watertown 32 

Winthrop 32 

Wood Island Park foot-bridge 32 

Surveying Division 33 

Lines and grades given, and paving work measured, 1903: 

East Boston and Breed's Island 47 

South Boston 45 

Boston Proper 40 

Charlestown 48 

Roxbury 49 

Dorchester 53 



210 City Document No. 15. 

Surveying Division, continued. page 

Brighton 60 

West Roxbury 58 

Plans in Surveying Division 61 

Miscellaneous Work and Construction in 1903 : 

Atlantic-avenue extension bridge 80 

Broadway bridge over Fort Point channel 82 

Bulkhead, City vyharf, Charlestown 73 

Charles River Basin improvement 84 

Columbia road: 

Iron fence on vralls, Columbia road and Mt. Vernon street. . 73, 84 

Bridge over N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R 73 

Congress-street bridge, widening of draw-way 84 

Cumberland-street retaining wall 73 

Deer Island steamboat wharf 84 

East Boston ferries: 

North ferry. East Boston side 73 

South ferry, Boston side 73 

Franklin street, subway approaches, Allston 74 

Gainsborough-street foot-bridge 74 

Gallop's Island wharf and coal shed 85 

Grade Crossings: 

Bird street 85 

Dudley street 85 

Freeport street and other grade crossings in Dorchester. . . 85 

Long Island wharves and coal shed 85 

Miscellaneous estimates : 

Austin Farm, grading around new buildings 87 

Boston Common, public convenience station corner Tre- 

mont and Boylston streets 87 

Governor's Island, temporary accommodation for public. . 87 
South Bay, filling a portion southerly of Southampton 

street 87 

Oakland street 86 

Parental school. West Roxbury 86 

Rainsford Island wharf 86 

Voting booths 87 

Street Department : 

Working plans, specifications and forms contract, were pre- 
pared and forwarded for assessment streets and public 

alleys 75 

Plans and specifications for repaving streets 76 

Plans prepared for assessment streets preliminary to con- 
struction 76 

Grading Street Railway Tracks: 

Boston Elevated Railway Company 77 

Surveys, Plans, etc 78 

Water Works: 

Depths of frost from actual measurements during the present 

winter 69 

Extension of mains 67 

Table showing the average monthly heights in feet above 
city base to which water would rise at dif- 
ferent stations on the Boston Water Works. .. 70 
" " monthly rainfall in inches during 1903 at vari- 
ous places in Eastern ISlassachusetts 71 

Thawing frozen services by electricity 70 

General statistics 72 

City Engineer, 1 850- 1 903 88 



Engineering Department. 211 

APPENDICES. 

PAGE 

Appendix A. — Table showing the widths of openings for vessels 

in all bridges provided with draws 90 

B. — Table of accident and other plans made for the 

Law Department 92 

C. — Table of surveys, plans and profiles made by 

Surveying Division 96 

D. — List of streets where lot frontages have been 

obtained for Sewer Division, Street Depart- 
ment, for Sewer assessments 103 

E. — Engineering Department property schedule 106 

F. — Elevations referred to Boston city base 107 

G. — Engineering Department annual reports, 1867- 

1903 109 

H. — Engineering Department, Revised Ordinances.. 110 

I. — Meridian line Ill 

J. — List of early maps of Boston, 1600-1903 112