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ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT 



FORTIETH ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

CITY ENGINEER 

BOSTON 

FOR THE YEAR 1906 



Compliments of 

(BEilltam fattaon, 

City Engineer, 



BOSTON 

Municipal Printing Office 

1907 



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ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT 



FORTIETH ANNUAL REPORT 



CITY ENGINEER 



BOSTON 



FOR THE YEAR 1906 



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Engineering Department, City IIai,l, 

Boston, February 1, 1907. 



Hon. John F. Fitzgerald, 

)r of the City of Boston : 



Sm, — The following report of the expenses and operation 
of this department for the year ending January 31, 1907, is 
submitted : 

The duties of the City Engineer include the designing 
and superintending of the construction of new bridges, re- 
taining walls, city wharves, and such other public engineer- 
ing works as the City Council may authorize ; the making 
of such survey plans, estimates, statements and descriptions, 
and taking such levels as the City Government or any of its 
departments or commitees 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 
engineering construction for all departments of the city. He 
shall be consulted on all work where the advice of a civil 
engineer would be of service. The office of the City 
Engineer was established by ordinance on October 31, 1850, 
and by chapter 449 of the Acts of 1895. 

The following is a statement of engineering expenses from 
February 1, 1906, to January 31, 1907 : 



City Document No. 17. 



Amount of department appropriation for 1906- 

1907 

Amount expended for 1906-1907 

Unexpended balance ...... 



$82,000 00 
81,978 16 

~ $21~84 



Statement of Expenditures, Department Appropriation. 
(Auditor's Report, pages 63-64.) 
Salaries : 

Engineer, William Jackson, . . $6,000 00 

Assistant Engineer, draughtsmen and 

assistants 66,863 21 



Travelling expenses 

Instruments, tools and repairs 

Stationery 

Furniture and office expenses 

Automobile repairs, supplies and storage 

Printing . . •• 

Telephone service 

Horse-keeping 

Blue printing and photographing 

Binding and plans 

Washing and small supplies 

Books and papers 

Typewriting 

Messenger service 

Carting .... 



$72,863 21 

2,183 34 

1,557 37 

1,054 11 

805 75 

558 99 

529 95 

509 79 

492 25 

489 89 

382 21 

237 12 

230 45 

52 93 

27 55 

3 25 

$81,978 16 



Abolishment of Grade Crossings. 
Blue Hill Avenue and Oakland Street. 

Expenditures from February 1, 1906, to January 31, 1907 : 

Items of expenditure : 

Land damages . . . . . $1,576 88 

Auditing 12 60 

$1,589 48 

Expended previous to 1906 118,233 26 

$119,822 74 
Congress Street. 

Expenditures from February 1, 1906, to January 31, 1907 : 

Items of expenditure : 

Land taking .... $343,000 00 
Apprisal services, etc. . . 305 40 

Auditing .... 52 56 



Expended previous to 1906 



- $343,357 96 
. 1,232,469 95 

$1,575,827 91 



Engineering Department. 



Dorchester Avenue. 

Expenditures from February 1, 1906, to January 31, 1907 : 

Items of expenditure : 

Land damages . . . $45,000 00 

Auditing ..... 46 72 

845,046 72 

Expended previous to 1906 1,009,440 54 



Cr. sale of land and buildings 



$1,054,487 26 
978 09 

$1,053,509 17 



Dudley Street. 

Expenditures from October 1, 1906, to January 31, 1907 : 

Items of expenditure : 

Land damages . . . $17,225 00 

Apprisal sendees . . . 515 00 

Inspection .... 15 00 

$17,755 00 

East Boston. 
Expenditures from February 1, 1906, 
Items of expenditure : 

Land damages . 

Paving, fences, etc. 

Saratoga street sewer 

Apprisal services, etc. 

Old Armory building 

Curtis street sewer . 

Eelocating water pipes 

Engineering 

Maverick street sewer 

Sumner street sewer 

Inspection 

Fire-engine bouse, No. 40 

Advertising 

Printing . 

Expended previous to 1906 



to January 31, 1907 

$69,250 00 

28,744 34 

7,394 15 

6,429 00 

5,916 15 

5,538 76 

5,101 43 

2,666 70 

2,118 81 

1,508 01 

1,000 00 

480 00 

165 08 

66 53 



$136,378 96 
125,685 40 

$262,064 36 



Atlantic Avenue Bridge. 

Expenditures from February 1, 1906, to January 31, 1907 

Items of expenditure : 

Flooring $34,723 28 

Draw-span .... 28,160 34 

Carried forward . . $62,883 62 



City Document No. 17. 



Brought forw 


ard 


#62,883 


62 






Draw-pier 




6,127 


34 






Railing . 




5,293 


60 






Paving, etc. 




5,101 


18 






Engineering 




3,262 


06 






Inspection 




1,409 


97 






Terminal Co. for 


temporary work 


875 


27 






Roadway gates 




850 


00 






Draw machinery 


. 


564 


27 






Advertising 




47 


01 






Printing . 




12 


85 






Paint 




12 


00 


$86,439 
413,573 


17 
23 


spended previous 


to 1906 . 








$500,012 


40 



Brookline Street Bridge. 
Expenditures from February 1, 1906, to January 31, 1907 



Items of expenditure : 






Pile and trestle work 


$48,091 24 




Steel superstructure . 


15,454 87 




Engineering 


2,851 97 




Filling .... 


2,432 30 




Surfacing Essex street 


2,240 75 




Abutment and retaining walls 


1,424 61 




Inspection 


1,265 78 




Iron fence 


485 00 




Lighting .... 


10 50 


$74,257 02 






Expended previous to 1906 . 




50,252 57 
$124,509 59 


Northern Ave 


nue Bridge. 




Expenditures from February 1, It 


06, to January 31 


, 1907: 


Items of expenditure : 






Land taking . 


8189,798 67 




Piers and abutment . 


108,747 47 




Engineering 


8,283 96 




Inspection 


3,121 94 




Paving, fences, etc. 


2,432 50 




Rent of office . 


417 15 




Printing .... 


67 77 




Telephone 


50 00 




Advertising 


36 45 









$312,955 91 


Expended previous to 1906 . 




26,138 08 
$339,093 99 



Engineering Department. 



Bridges. 



The annual inspection of all highway and foot bridges has 
been made, together with special examinations when notified 
by the Superintendent of Bridges 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 
the following seven bridges, viz.: Brookline street, Cambridge 
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 of which are shown in a table in Appendix A. 

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. 
Baker street, at Brook farm, West Roxbury. 
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, over Muddy river, in the Riverway. 
* 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. 



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6 City Document No. 17. 

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

to Castle Island. 
Charlesgate, over Boston & Albany Railroad, in the Fens. 
Charlesgate, over Ipswich street, in the Fens. 

* Charlestown bridge, from Boston to Charlestown. 

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

* Chelsea street, from East Boston to Chelsea. 
Circuit drive, over Scarboro' pond, in Franklin park. 
Columbia road, over Old Colony Division, N. Y., N. H. & H. 

R.R. 
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. 

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. 

* Dorchester avenue, over Fort Point channel. 

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

Fen bridge, in the Fens. 

Ferdinand street, over Boston & Albany Railroad. 

Florence street, over Stony brook. 

Forest Hills entrance, in Franklin park. 

Gainsborough-street foot-bridge, over Providence Division, 

N. Y., N. H. & H. R.R. 
Gold street, over Midland Division, N. Y., N. H. & H. R.R. 
Huntington avenue, over Boston & Albany Railroad. 
Hyde Park avenue, over Stony brook. 
Ipswich street, over Waterway, in the Fens. 
Irvington-street foot-bridge, over Providence Division, N. Y., 

N. H. & H. R.R. 
Keyes street, over Stony brook. 

* 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. 



Engineering Department. 7 

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 Provi- 
dence 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. 

Summer street, over A street. 

Summer street, over B street. 

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. 
Williams street, over Stony brook. 
Winthrop, from Breed's Island to Winthrop. 
Wood Island park foot-bridge, over Boston, Revere Beach & 

Lynn Railroad. 

II. — Bridges of which Boston Supports the Part 

Within its Limits. 

Bellevue street, over Muddy river, in the Riverway. 
Bernier-street foot-bridge, over Muddy river, in the Riverway. 
Brookline avenue, over Muddy river, in the Riverway. 
Central avenue, from Dorchester to Milton. 

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

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

over 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. 

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

Cost of Maintenance. 
Albany street, over Boston & Albany Railroad freight tracks. 
Ashmont street and Dorchester avenue, over Old Colony 
Division, N. Y., N. H. & H. R.R. 



8 City Document No. 17. 

Bennington street, over Boston & Albany Railroad, East 

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

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

R.R. 
Brookline street, from Brighton to Cambridge. 
Cambridge bridge, from Boston to Cambridge. 

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

Albany Railroads. 
Chelsea bridge, over Boston & Maine Railroad. 
Curtis streeb, over Boston & Albany Railroad, East Boston. 
Dorchester avenue, over Old Colony Division, N. Y., N. H. & 

H. R.R. 
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. 
Maverick street, over Boston & Albany Railroad, East Boston. 
Norfolk street, over Midland Division, N. Y., N. H. & H. R.R., 

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

near Mattapan station, Dorchester. 

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

Mattapan. 
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 Cambridge. 
West Fourth street, over Old Colony Division, N. Y., N. H. 

& H. R.R. 

* Western avenue, from Brighton to Cambridge. 

IV. — Bridges Supported by Railroad Corporations. 
1st. — Boston $ Albany R.R. 

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



Engineering Department. 9 

2d. — Boston $- Maine and Boston £ Albany Railroads. 

Main street. 
Mystic avenue. 

3d. — Boston $ Maine R.R., Eastern Division. 
Wauwatosa avenue, East Boston. 

4th. — Boston, Revere Beach <fr Lynn R.R. 
Everett street. 

■5th. — New York, New Haven £ Hartford R.R., Midland 
Division. 

Broadway. 

Dorchester avenue. 

Fifth street. 

Fourth street. 

Morton street, Dorchester. 

Second street. 

Silver street. 

Sixth street. 

Third street. 

Washington street, Dorchester. 

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

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

7th. — New York, New Haven $■ Hartford R.R., Providence 

Division. 
Albany street. 

Baker street, West Roxbury. 
Beech street, West Roxbury. 
Bellevue street, West Roxbury. 
Berkeley street. 
Broadway. 

Canterbury street, West Roxbury. 
Castle square. 



10 City Document No. 17. 

Centre and Mt. Vernon streets, West Roxbury. 

Columbus avenue. 

Dartmouth street. 

Dudley avenue, West Roxbury. 

Gardner' street, West Roxbury. 

Harrison avenue. 

Park street, West Roxbury. 

Washington street. 

V. — Bridge Supported by the Metropolitan Park 

Commission. 

Mattapan bridge, Dorchester to Milton. 

VI. — Brddge Supported by the Charles River Basin 

Commission. 

* Craigie temporary bridge. 

Recapitulation of Bridges. 

I. Number wholly supported by Boston . . 78 

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 ..... 27 

IV. Number supported by railroad corporations : 

1. Boston & Albany Railroad .... 5 

2. Boston & Maine and Boston & Albany Railroads, 2 

3. Boston & Maine, Eastern Division ... 1 

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

5. N. Y„ N. H. & H. R.R., Midland Division . .10 

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

7. N. Y., N. H. & H. R.R., Providence Division . 16 
V. Number supported by the Metropolitan Park 

Commission ....... 1 

VI. Number supported by Charles River Basin 

Commission ....... 1 

Total .160 



(Agassiz-road Bridge (in the Fens*). 

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



Engineering Department. 11 

Albany-street Bridge {over the Boston £ 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 railings are in very 
poor condition and should be rebuilt at once. The boxing 
around the bottom chords should be renewed. The sidewalk 
planking has worn thin and the stringers are poor. It is 
recommended that the sidewalks be rebuilt. 

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

This is an iron bridge, built in 1892. During the year 
the iron work under the floor has been cleaned and painted, 
The stringers and lower planking were renewed at the same 
time. The iron work above the floor should be painted. 

Arborivay 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. Some of the piles at the 
surface of the ground are badly decayed and the tops of 
stringers are poor. 

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

The present structure is of iron, and was built in 1875. 
With the exception of one of the fences, which should be 
rebuilt this season, the bridge is in good condition. 

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

This is a wooden bridge formerly maintained by the rail- 
road company. It was lengthened on the Boston side in 
1895, and now the city maintains 75 feet of the northerly 
part. The sidewalk planking, wheel-guard and some of the 
deck planking should be renewed. 

Athens-street Bridge (over Midland Division, New York, New 
Haven $ Hartford R.R.). 
This is an iron bridge, built in 1874. The sidewalk and 
deck planking should be renewed and the bridge painted. 



12 City Document No. 17. 

Audubon-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. The sidewalk 
planking is in poor condition and should be renewed, and 
some new stringers put in. The ironwork over the main 
tracks and both fascias should be painted. 

Baker-street {at Brook Farm, West Rozbury). 

This is a wooden stringer bridge of about 15 feet span. 
It has been sheathed during the year and is now in fair con- 
dition. This is the first year that this structure has been 
classed as a bridge in the reports of this department. 

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 a new 
floor was built, consisting of 18-inch steel I-beams encased in 
Portland cement concrete, and the roadway was paved with 
hard-pine blocks, treated by the creo-resinate process. The 
bridge is now in good condition, except the northerly side- 
walk, which should be repaired. 

Beacon-street Bridge {over Boston $ Albany R.R.). 
This is an iron bridge, built in 1884-85, widened in 
1887-88, and the central roadway further widened in 1890 
for the convenience and at the expense of the street rail- 
way company. Attention has. been called for several years 
to the condition of this bridge, especially below the flooring. 
The floor beams are very rusty and the stringers and lower 
planking are more or less decayed so that the strength of the 
flooring is materially reduced. The recommendation made in 
last year's report is now repeated, " that the flooring of this 
bridge be renewed and the ironwork thoroughly cleaned and 
painted." 

Bellevue-street Bridge {over Muddy River in Riverway). 

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

Bennington-street Bridge {over Boston $- Albany R.R., 

Fast Boston). 
This is a new steel plate girder bridge built by the rail- 
road company last year under the decree of the Superior 



Engineering Department. 13 

Court abolishing the grade crossings in East Boston. The 
surface of the bridge is maintained by the city, and the rest 
of the structure by the railroad company. [See page 100.] 

Benning 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 new part is of steel, built 
in 1902. The bridge should be painted and the boarding 
around the trusses should be refastened ; otherwise the bridge 
is in good condition. 

Berkeley -street Bridge (over Boston <f Albany R.R. and 
Providence Division, NY, NH. £ 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 present structure over these tracks is a 
through plate girder bridge, and was built in 1891. The 
lower planking of both roadways, except under the street 
railway tracks, has been renewed and the bridge 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 Brookline, and is maintained jointly by them. 

Benvick-park Foot-bridge (over Providence Division, New 
York, New Haven §> Hartford R.R.). 

This is an iron foot-bridge, erected in 1894. The iron 
stairs and piers were new, but the trusses and floor-beams 
were those built for Franklin street in 1883. The planking 
is thin and should be renewed and the stairways painted. 

Blakemore-street Bridge (over Providence Division, New York, 
New Haven §■ Hartford R.R.). 
This is an iron bridge, built in 1881-82. New lower 
planking should be put in and the whole bridge should be 



14 City Document No. 17. 

painted, as some of the metal is very thin and is now rusting 
badly. 

Blue Hill-avenue Bridge (over Midland Division, New York, 
New Haven $ Hartford R.R.). 

This is a steel bridge built by the New York, New Haven 
& Hartford R.R. in 1903, and is over the railroad location. 
The surface of the bridge is maintained by the city, the 
remainder by the railroad company. The steel work is very 
rusty in places, and the bridge should be painted. Other- 
wise it is in good condition. 

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

This is a wooden bridge, originally built in 1889 and 
rebuilt in 1905. It is in good condition. 

Boston-street Bridge (over Old Oolong Division, New York, 
New Haven £ Hartford R.B.). 

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 city, 
and the rest of the structure by the railroad company. The 
bridge has been painted ; the south sidewalk needs small 
repairs ; otherwise the bridge is in good condition. 

Boglston-street Arch Bridge (in the Fens). 

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

Boylston-xtreet Bridge (over Boston £ Albany R.R.'). 

This is an iron bridge, built in 1886-88. An examination 
of this bridge made last July in connection with a proposed 
strengthening so as to safely carry the heavier cars which the 
street railway company desires to send over the bridge, 
showed that the portions below the flooring were badly 
rusted, and that the cross section of some of the pieces was 
considerably reduced in area. As the street railway company 
intends the coming season to strengthen the bridge by the 
addition of new trusses and floor beams, so as to carry its 
heavier cars, an opportunity will be afforded to carefully 
examine the whole structure and determine if any repairs 
are necessary at the present time. 



Engineering Department. 15 

Bridle-path Bridge {over Muddy River in the Riverway). 

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

Broadway Bridge {over Fort Point Channel'). 

The draw was built in 1874-75 and the supports for the 
draw landings are iron columns. The rest of the bridge is 
built of steel on masonry piers, and was rebuilt in 1901-04. 
The steel work over Foundry street should be painted. Some 
of the track and wheels below the draw need renewal and 
the waterway needs repairing; otherwise the bridge is in 
good condition. 

Broadway Bridge {over Boston $ Albany R.R.). 

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

Brookline-avenue Bridge {over Boston $■ Albany R.R.). 

This is an iron bridge, built in 1884. The flooring has 
been entirely renewed and the whole bridge painted. It is 
now in good condition. 

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. 

Brookline-street Bridge {from Brighton to Cambridge*). 

This is a wooden trestle bridge, built on a pile foundation 
in 1906, and is in care of the Commissioners for Boston and 
Cambridge Bridges, and the city pays one-half the cost of 
maintenance. 

(See page 96.) 

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

This is a steel bridge, with a concrete and asphalt floor, 
built in 1902. The bridge should be painted ; otherwise it is 
in good condition. 



16 City Document No. 17. 

Byron-street Bridge (over Boston, Revere Beach $ 
Lynn R.R.). 

This is a wooden bridge, built in 1889 ; it needs a general 
overhauling. 

Cambridge Bridge (from Boston to Cambridge'). 

This bridge was partially opened to travel August 12, 
1906, and all travel over the temporary West Boston bridge 
was stopped November 27 and turned over this bridge. It 
is not yet finished. 

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 1890. 
The bridge is in the care of the Commissioners for the Bos- 
ton and Cambridge Bridges, and the city pays one-half the 
cost of maintenance. The Boston side of the bridge is in 
poor condition, and needs extensive repairing. The water- 
ways need replanking, especially under the Boston leaf of 
the draw, where the piling needs additional securing ; some 
of the piles are in poor condition, and need renewal ; the 
deck planking on the Boston side has been repaired in spots 
many times, and should be entirely renewed and additional 
stringers added ; one draw-arm needs renewal ; the fender- 
guards need repairing. The support to the draw tender's 
house needs strengthening, and a boat should be provided. 
The channel-cap on the Cambridge side is in poor condition. 

Cambridge-street Bridge (over Boston $- Maine and 
Boston $■ 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 
should be painted and some of the sidewalk planking needs 
renewal. 

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

This is a temporary foot-bridge, built in 1892, and is main- 
tained by the Park Department. It connects the Marine 
Park with Castle Island, and is furnished with a draw, so 
that if desired by the United States authorities the island 
can be cut off from the mainland. A small amount of 



Engineering Department. 17 

replanking has been done. Repairs are needed on the 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 sidewalk planking 
needs renewal. 

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

This is an iron bridge, built in 1881-82, and is maintained 
by the Park Department. The railings need painting and 
some slight repairing, should be done at the end of one of 
them. 

Charlesgate Bridge (over Ipswich street, in the Fens). 

This is a deck plate girder bridge with a buckle plate floor. 
The roadway is paved with asphalt and the sidewalks with 
artificial stone. The bridge should be painted and the orna- 
mental railings repaired. 

Charlestown Bridge [from Boston to Charlestown). 

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 240 feet 6 inches long. 

The bridges over Water street and over the railroad tracks 
each consist of two spans of steel I-beams, with brick arches 
turned between the beams. The railings need painting at 
once, and the entire structure should be painted during the 
coming year. 

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

This is an iron bridge, built by the Boston & Maine Rail- 
road Company in 1894, and is over the railroad location. 
The surface of the bridge is maintained by the city, the 
remainder by the railroad company. The wheel-guard is too 
low and narrow : the fences and sidewalk planking need 
repairing, and the bridge needs painting; some of the track 
stringers begin to show decay. Otherwise the bridge is in 
good condition. 



18 City Document No. 17. 

Chelsea Bridge, North (over North Channel, Mystic Biver). 
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 ; the iron fencs has been painted, and ordinary repairs 
have been made ; the tops of some of the old piles have 
begun to decay and should be spliced; the older fender- 
guards are in poor condition ; some of the sidewalk planking 
needs renewal; the fence and waterway need repairing; the 
track stringers have begun to decay and will need repairing 
next year. 

Chelsea Bridge, South (over South Channel, Mystic Biver). 

This is a pile bridge with an iron draw. The original 
bridge was built in 1802-03. The piles of the present bridge 
were driven and the draw was built in 1877. That part of 
the bridge above the girder caps was rebuilt at a higher 
grade, and the draw was raised in 1895. All the sidewalks 
have been replanked; the roadway on the draw has been 
redecked with 4-inch spruce ; a few stringers were renewed, 
and the draw pier and wharf have had their top work renewed ; 
the ironwork below the decking was painted ; repairs are 
needed on the track. Otherwise the bridge is in good condi- 
tion. 

(See page 100.) 

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

This is a wooden pile bridge, with an iron swing draw. The 
original bridge was built in 1834; was rebuilt in 1848, 1873, 
and again in 1894-95. On May 31, 1906, the Boston 
Elevated Railway Company made a contract with William 
L. Miller for strengthening the floor of this bridge. The old 
planking, wheel-guards and some stringers were removed, 
and four lines of new 10-inch by 14-inch hard-pine stringers 
were laid the full length of the fixed part of the bridge ; 
upon these was laid a new 4-inch hard-pine deck and a new 
hard-pine wheel-guard on one side, and 2-inch spruce sheath- 
ing. The draw was stripped of woodwork, the floor beams 
removed and replaced with new beams, and an entire new 
floor, stringers, wheel-guard and sidewalk put in. The 
contract for the work on the draw was made with the 



Engineering Department. 19 

G. W. & F. Smith Iron Company. The work was paid for 
by the Boston Elevated Railwaj r Company. 

The planking on the pier and on the sidewalk of the main 
bridge should be renewed. 

Circuit-drive Bridge (over Scarboro' 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, 
Neiv Haven $• Hartford R.R.). 

This is a 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. The road- 
way is paved with Canton brick, cement grout joints, and 
laid on hard pine planking. TIiq sidewalks have an asphalt 
wearing surface, and although they were laid only three years 
ago, they are now badly cracked and should be put in good 
condition. The railing needs painting. 

Columbia-road Bridge (over Shoreham street*). 

This bridge was built in 1902. It is a two-span steel- 
beam structure, with brick and concrete arches turned be- 
tween the beams ; the roadway is paved with Canton brick, 
laid with cement grout joints. The sidewalk is of artificial 
stone. The bridge should be painted ; otherwise it is in good 
condition. 

Columbus-avenue Bridges (over Boston £ Albany R.R., and 
Providence Division, Neiv York, New Haven $• 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 1 1 feet at its south end, and a pier 
built in place of the old south abutment. 

The sidewalk planking should be renewed and the road- 
way sheathed. 

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

Commercial Point or Tenean Bridge (Dorchester). 
This is a wooden pile bridge with a wooden leaf draw. 
The piles were driven in 1875. The draw and upper part 



20 City Document No. 17. 

of the bridge was rebuilt in 1901. The planking should 
be renewed ; otherwise the bridge is in good condition. 

Commonwealth-avenue Bridge {in the Fens). 

This is an iron bridge, and was built in 1881-82. It is 
in good condition, with the exception of the sidewalk plank- 
ing and sheathing, which should be renewed. It is main- 
tained 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. 

The paving and roadway planking on the main bridge are 
in poor condition. The roadway planking should be renewed 
and some of the stringers should be replaced by new ones ; 
the draw pier needs extensive repairing. In November, 1906, 
some of the planking on the South Boston side of the channel 
was removed to make a wider channelway for the passage of 
the steamship " Induna," and later the face of the channel- 
way was ribboned ; the steamship was over 50 feet wide and 
the work was done without expense to the city. 

Cottage Farm Bridge (over Boston $ 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-inch steel beams, filled 
between with brick arches and Portland cement concrete, on 
which is a wearing surface of Sicilian rock asphalt. The 
bridge is in good condition. 

Cottage-street Foot-bridge (over flats, East Boston). 
This is a wooden pile bridge, built in 1889, for foot travel. 
It was extensively repaired in 1905. Some of the planking- 
needs renewal. 

Craigie Temporary Bridge. 

This is a wooden pile bridge built by the Charles River 
Basin Commission to accommodate travel during the con- 
struction of the Charles River Dam, which is to be built on 
the site of old Craigie Bridge. It was opened to travel 
July 2, 1905. It is in the care of the commission and is in 
good condition. 



Engineering Department. 21 

Curtis-street Bridge (over Boston Sf Albany R.R., East 
Boston). 

This is a new through steel plate girder bridge, built by 
the railroad company last year, under the decree of the 
Superior Court abolishing the grade crossings in East Boston. 
It was opened to travel December 29. The surface of the 
bridge is maintained by the city and the rest of the structure 
by the railroad company. [See page 100.] 

Dartmouth-street Bridges (over Boston £ Albany R.R. and 
Providence Division, New York, New Haven $• Hart- 
ford R.R.). 
The bridge over the Boston & Albany Railroad was built 
in 1878-79, and is maintained by the city. Very extensive 
changes were made in this bridge in 1899 by the railroad 
companies, necessitated by the new location of the tracks of 
the N. Y., N. H. & H. R.R. leading to the South Station and 
the abandoning of the tracks connecting this road with the 
B. & A. R.R. The lower planking and stringers of roadway 
are poor and the sidewalk planking is very thin. The whole 
flooring should be renewed and the iron work below it 
cleaned and painted. 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. The asphalt surface at its northerly 
end is poor. 

Dorchester-avenue Bridge {over Fort Point Channel). 

This is a wooden pile bridge, with a double retractile iron 
draw, and was rebuilt in 1891-92. Iron stiffeners have been 
placed under the angle irons which support the track 
stringers ; the draw was replanked, a few stringers were 
renewed, and top of floor beams were painted. The bridge 
should be painted, more stiffeners should be placed on the 
draw, repairs are needed on the sidewalk planking and curb 
stringers of the draw; the sills and planking on the wharves 
and piers need renewal, and additional supports are needed 
under the house ; some of the spur-shores have begun to 
decay, and should be refitted ; the irons on the waterway 
and the ladder should be repaired ; the wreckage among the 
piling should be removed. 

Dorchester-avenue Bridge (over Old Colony Division, New 
York, New 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 



22 City Document No. 17. 

maintained by the city and the rest of the structure by the 
railroad company. The bridge has been painted. Small 
repairs are needed on the deck and sidewalk planking ; other- 
wise the bridge is in good condition. 

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 1893-91, upon 
the abolition of the grade crossing of the Old Colony Rail- 
road, the present iron structure, resting on masonry piers, 
was built. The draw-way has been widened to 40 feet. The 
deck planking of the draw has been renewed with 4-inch 
spruce ; new 14-inch by 14-inch hard-pine stringers were 
placed under the rails, and a few of the other stringers were 
renewed. The sidewalk planking on the draw needs renewal ; 
the bridge should be painted ; some new track is needed for 
the draw ; the rack should be realigned in order that the 
draw may be reversed ; the concrete of the draw foundation 
pier should be repaired and the other piers should be 
repointed ; the planking on the wharves should be repaired. 

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. 

Elmwood-street Bridge (over Stony Brook). 

This is a wooden stringer bridge of about 16 feet span. 
It is expected that a new masonry structure will be built 
during the coming year in connection with the improvements 
of Stony brook. This structure is classed as a bridge in the 
reports of this department for the first time this year. 

Everett-street Bridge (over Boston $• Albany B.R., Brighton). 

This is an iron bridge, built in 1891 by the Boston & 
Albany Railroad Company. Some of the woodwork should 
be repaired, particularly the boxing around the trusses and 
the railings. Both the lower planking and the sidewalk 
planking are poor, and should be renewed. 

Fen Bridge (in the Fens). 

This bridge was built in 1891-93. It is in good condi- 
tion. 



Engineering Department. 23 

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. The bridge is 
in good condition, except the sidewalks. New sidewalk 
stringers should be put in where necessary, and both walks 
replanked. 

Florence-street Bridge (over Stony Brook). 

This is a wooden stringer bridge of about 15 feet span, 
and is in fair condition. This is the first year that this 
structure has been classed as a bridge in the reports of the 
department. 

Forest Bills Entrance Bridge (in Franklin Park). 

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

Q-ainsborough-street Foot-bridge (over Providence Division, 
New York, New Haven $ Hartford R.R.). 

This is an iron foot-bridge, erected in 1904, and is now in 
a good condition. 

Grold-street Bridge (over Midland Division, New York, New 
Haven £ Hartford R.R.). 

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

Q-ranite Bridge (from Dorchester to Milton). 

This is a wooden pile bridge, with a wooden leaf draw. 
The city maintains the part within its limits. The bridge 
was originally built in 1887. It is in poor condition, and 
should be rebuilt ; the abutment should be repaired ; the 
piles are much worn ; several of the stringers show consid- 
erable rot ; the sidewalk plank and the planking on the draw 
need renewal, and the tops and sides of the piers are very 
poor. 

Harvard Bridge (from Boston to Cambridge). 

This is an iron bridge with an iron turn-table draw, and 
was built in 1887-91. This bridge is in the care of two 



24 City Document No. 17. 

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. In 1905 the asphalt walks 
were replaced by 3-inch hard pine and the railings were 
painted. The roadway stringers on the draw-span and the 
lower planking are in very bad condition. The stringers are 
those put in when the bridge was built, and only a small 
amount of patching has been done to the lower planking. 
Attention has been called to the condition of the floor for 
several years, and now it has reached a state where it is not 
safe for the heavy loads which pass over it. It is recom- 
mended that a new deck be put in at once. The draw pier 
should be replanked and other repairs made to the pier and 
fenders. 

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

This is a steel bridge, built in 1904 under an agreement 
between the city and the New York, New Haven & Hart- 
ford Railroad Company. It needs painting in part, and is 
otherwise in good condition. 

Huntington-avenue Bridge (over Boston $ 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- 
quence of changes in the grade of the avenue, the floor was 
entirely rebuilt and new girders added for supporting the 
water pipes. This is one of the oldest bridges in the city, 
and its condition is such that it cannot longer be considered 
safe for the heavy traffic that is liable to come upon it. A 
new bridge should be built with as little delay as possible. 

Huntington-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. 

Hyde Park-avenue Bridge (over Stony Brook). 

This is a stringer bridge of 19 feet 9 inches clear span 
measured at right angles, and was built in 1904. The road- 
way stringers are hard pine timber ; those under street rail- 



Engineering Department. 25 

way tracks are 16 inches by 20 inches, and all others are 
8 inches by 16 inches. The lower planking of roadway is 
4-inch hard pine and the wearing surface is 2-inch spruce. 
The sidewalk planking is 3-inch spruce. The bridge is in 
good condition. 

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

The bridge was built in 1898, and is in good condition, 
except the railings, which should be painted. 

Irvington-street Foot-bridge (over Providence Division, Neiv 
York, New Haven §■ Hartford B.B.). 

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

Keyes-street Bridge (over Stony Brook). 

This is a wooden stringer bridge of about 15 feet span. 
It is in fair condition. This is the first year that this struc- 
ture has been classed as a bridge in the reports of this 
department. 

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

This is a wooden pile bridge with an iron retractile draw. 
It was built in 1892. Some of the piling in the fender-guard 
and under the 6-foot walk needs renewal ; one of the side- 
walks on the draw should be replanked ; the bridge should 
be painted ; the planking on the waterways, piers and 
wharves needs repairing, and additional stringers are needed 
near the engine-house. 

Leverett Pond Foot-bridge (in Leverett Park). 

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

Linden Park-street Bridge (over Stony Brook). 

This is a wooden bridge built in 1886, and at that time 
was considered a " temporary " structure. The timber in the 
trusses and floor beams is now badly decayed, and the bridge 
cannot now be considered safe for heavy loads. A new 
bridge should be built at once if the channel is to be main- 
tained. 



26 City Document No. 17. 



Long wood-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 arches were erected 
in 1899 by the Park Departments of Boston and Brookline, 
and are maintained jointly by them. 

Maiden Bridge {from Charlestown to Everett). 

This a wooden pile bridge with a retractile steel draw, 
and was rebuilt in 1900-01. Ordinary repairs have been 
made ; the planking on the draw needs repairing, and about 
50 feet of fence should be built on the wing of the abutment 
at the Charlestown end. The lower part of draw and track 
foundation needs painting, and some of the paving at Everett 
end of bridge needs attention. The bridge is in good con- 
dition. 



Massachusetts-avenue Bridge (over Boston £ Albany R.R.). 

This is an iron bridge, built in 1876. It was thoroughly 
repaired in 1893, with the exception of the wooden fences. 
These are now in very poor condition and should be rebuilt. 
The lower planking is poor and some of the stringers should 
be renewed. 



Massachusetts-avenue Bridge {over Providence Division, New 
York, 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 planking on both sidewalks is very thin and should be 
renewed and the whole bridge painted. The bridge is now 
being strengthened by the Boston Elevated Railway Company 
in order to carry safely the heavy cars in service at the present 
time. 

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. 
It is in good condition. 



Engineering Department. 27 

Maverick-street Bridge {over the Boston $ Albany R.R., 
East Boston). 

This is a new through steel-plate girder bridge, built by the 
railroad company last year under the decree of the Superior 
Court abolishing the grade crossings in East Boston. The 
bridge was completed January 24, 1907, but it has not yet 
been opened. The surface of the bridge is maintained by 
the city and the rest of the structure by the railroad company. 
[See page 100.] 

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

This is a wooden pile bridge, with a wooden turn-table 
draw on a pile foundation. The original structure was built 
in 1858. It was rebuilt soon afterwards, and was widened 
and rebuilt in 1884, excepting the draw, which was built in 
1875-76. The chords of the draw were rebuilt in 1896. 

On May 25, 1906, the Boston Elevated Railway Company 
made a contract with George T. Rendle for strengthening 
the floor of this bridge, in order that heavier cars might be 
run across it. The work consisted of putting in new 6-inch 
by 14-inch and 10-inch by 14-inch stringers, with bolsters and 
wedges, for the entire length of the main bridge under the 
tracks, putting additional posts above old caps, furnishing 
and laying new planking and paving and driving some new 
oak piles at the draw landing and in the main bridge. Some 
of the old piles were spliced and new caps and posts were 
added where the piles and caps were poor. The city paid a 
part of the cost of the work. 

Before the heavier cars are used on this bridge it will be 
necessary to repair and strengthen draw, and this work will 
be done during the year, the railroad company to pay for the 
additional strengthening ; the roadway and wharf planking 
needs renewal in part; the fencing should be repaired and 
painted ; the waterways and pier are in poor condition and 
should be extensively repaired. 

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 



28 City Document No. 17. 

renewed in part, the fascia needs repairing and one of the cap- 
stones over the first waterway is cracked. 

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

This is a wooden pile bridge with an iron draw. It was 
built in 1854, and rebuilt in 1870-71. It has been closed 
to travel since the summer of 1904. 

Neponset Bridge (from Dorchester to Quincy). 

The city maintains the part within its limits. The original 
structure was built in 1802, and the present one in 1877 ; 
the draw and upper woodwork of the bridge and piers are in 
poor condition ; the draw is too heavy to be handled by hand, 
and it should be replaced by a turn-table draw. 

Neptune-road Bridge (over Boston, Revere Beach $- Lynn 
R.R.). 
This is an iron bridge, built in 1887-88, and is maintained 
by the Park Department. The roadway and sidewalk 
planking should be renewed, and the bridge should be 
painted. 

Newton-street Bridge (over Providence Division, 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 fences are 
poor, but otherwise the bridge is in fair condition for so old 
a structure. 

Norfolk-street Bridge (over Midland Division, New York, 
New Haven <f Hartford R.R., near Dorchester Station). 

This is a new steel bridge, built in 1905, under an agree- 
ment between the city and the N. Y., N. H. & H. R.R. Co. 
The fences on the bridge should be painted and the adjoining 
temporary fences should be replaced by permanent ones. The 
bridge is in good condition. 

Norfolk-street Bridge (over Midland Division, New York, 
New Haven $ Hartford R.R., near Mattapan Station). 
This is a through lattice girder bridge, and was built by 
the railroad company in 1902. The surface of the bridge is 
maintained by the city, and the rest of the structure by the 
railroad company. The sidewalk planking needs repairing ; 
otherwise the bridge is in good condition. 



Engineering Department. 29 

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

The city maintains the part within its limits. This is a 
wooden pile bridge with a wooden leaf draw. The original 
structure was built in 1822, and the present one in 1884. 
Some of the piles are decaying and need reinforcing; the 
roadway planking needs patching, the parapet should be 
raised and the sidewalk bulkhead needs rebuilding. 

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

This bridge was originally built in 1662, and was rebuilt, 
except the piling, in 1879; the draw was built in 1891. 
The bridge is in the care of the Commissioners for the Bos- 
ton and Cambridge Bridges ; the city pays one-half the cost 
of maintenance. The bridge is in poor condition, and should 
be rebuilt and replaced by a wider structure, more in keep- 
ing with the improvements recently made in the vicinity. 

Oakland-street Bridge {over Midland Division, New York, 
New Haven $ Hartford R.R.). 

This is a new steel plate girder bridge, built by the rail- 
road company in 1902 under the decree of the Superior 
Court abolishing the grade crossing at this point. The sur- 
face of the bridge is maintained by the city and the rest of 
the structure by the railroad company. The bridge should 
be painted ; otherwise it is in good condition. 

Perkins-street Foot-bridge (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. 
The slate steps are badly worn, and the painting is in poor 
condition ; otherwise the bridge is in good condition. 

Prison Point Bridge (from Charlestown to Cambridge). 

This bridge was originally built in 1833, and was rebuilt 
in 1876-77, and the present temporary bridge was opened 
for travel May 6, 1903. The operation of the draw is in the 
care of the Commissioners for the Boston and Cambridge 
Bridges, the city paying one-half the cost. 

This bridge is to be replaced by a new one to be built at 
a higher grade to abolish the numerous grade crossings, the 



30 City Document No. 17. 

work to be done by the Boston & Maine Railroad. The 
Charlestown end of the new bridge is partially built, and a 
temporary wooden bridge connects the new work with the 
Cambridge end, and is kept in repair by the Boston & Maine 
Railroad. 

Public Garden Foot-bridge. 

This is an iron bridge. It was built in 1867, and is now 
in fair condition ; some of the stringers should be renewed. 

$carbord > Pond Foot-bridge (in Franklin Park). f' 

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

Shaivmut-avenue Bridge (over Boston £ Albany R.R. and 
Providence Division, New York, New Haven $ Hartford 
R.R.). 
The original bridge built in 1871 was removed and a new 

through plate girder bridge erected in 1904. The bridge is 

in good condition. 

Southampton-street Bridges (over South Bay Sluices'). 

These are wooden bridges, built in 1875 as temporary 
structures ; they are in very poor condition, and should be 
rebuilt. 

Southampton-street Bridge (over Old Colony Division, New 
York, Neiv Haven $ Hartford R.R.). 

This is a steel plate girder bridge, built in 1901-02. The 
surface is maintained by the city, the rest of the structure 
by the railroad company. The bridge has been painted ; the 
deck planking needs repairing; otherwise it is in good 
condition. 

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

This is a stone bridge. The city maintains the part within 
its limits. The piers and arches were pointed in 1905, and 
o-ranite copings, surmounted by iron railings, built on both 
sides of the bridge for the length supported by the City of 
Boston. The part within the city's limits is now in good 
condition. 



Engineering Department. 31 



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

These bridges were built in connection with the abolition 
of the grade crossing on Congress street, and were opened to 
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 structure, 
with a paved roadway of granite blocks and asphalt side- 
walks. 

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

These bridges are all in good condition now, but they 
should be painted without further delay if they are to be 
maintained so. 

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. In 
November, 1906, some of the planking on the South Boston 
side of the channel was removed to make a wider channelway 
for the passage of the steamship " Induna," and later the face 
of the channelway was ribboned ; the steamship was over 50 
feet wide, and the work was done without expense to the 
city. The whole structure is in good condition, but should 
be painted during the year. 

Summer-street Bridge (over Neiv YorJe, New 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. The railings have been painted 
during the year, and the bridge is in good condition, but 
should be painted next year. 



32 City Document No. 17. 

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 ; some of 
the piles under the wharf are broken ; the fender guards on 
the Charlestown side are in poor condition ; the draw should 
be redecked, and repairs are needed on the deck planking of 
the main bridge ; the planking on the waterway, wharves and 
in draw pit, the piling at two corners of the waterway and 
the tail track timber need repairing ; the landing shoes 
should be reset ; the sidewalk on the westerly side of the 
bridge, city end, should be extended about twenty feet, and 
the concrete sidewalks should be repaired ; the curb on the 
draw should be realigned, and some of the fence posts need 
renewal. 

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 
seould be built, the city paying one-half the cost of mainte- 
nance. Cambridge bridge was opened to travel in the fall 
of 1906, and the temporary bridge was* closed November 27, 
1906, and will soon be removed. 

( West Fourth-street Bridge (over Old Colony Division, New 
York, New Raven £ 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 planking around 
the middle trusses needs renewal, the bridge needs painting, 
and the sidewalk plank needs patching. 

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, with the exception of the stair treads, which 
are badly worn. 

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 



Engineering Department. 33 

and Cambridge Bridges, and the city pays one-half the cost 
of maintenance. The Cambridge end of the bridge is in 
fair condition, the Boston end in rather poor condition, some 
of the piles and stringers needing renewal ; the piers, fender 
guards and waterways need repairing. 

Western-avenue Bridge (Brighton to Watertown). 

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

Williams-street Bridge (over Stony BrooJc). 

This is a wooden stringer bridge of 15 feet 6 inches span. 
This structure will be superseded during the coming season 
by a concrete arch to be built in connection with the new 
channel of Stony brook. It has never been classed as a 
bridge in the reports of this department until this year. 

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 and has been repaired many times since. 
The abutment at the Winthrop end needs pinning up, as 
there has been some settlement ; the bulkhead at the Boston 
end, some of the outside bolsters, and the roadway and side- 
walk planking are in very poor condition. The waterway 
should be partially filled, and the bridge should be rebuilt of 
a shorter length. 

Wood Island Park Foot-bridge. 

This is a steel foot-bridge, built in 1898-99, and connects 
Prescott street, East Boston, with Wood Island Park, span- 
ning the tracks of the Boston, Revere Beach & Lynn R.R. 
The walls need pointing ; the bridge should be painted, as the 
steel work is very rusty, and the plank needs repairing. 



34 City Document No. 17. 

Bridges wholly Supported by Railroad Corporations. 

Morton-street bridge over the Midland Division, N. Y., 
N. H. & H. R.R., should be rebuilt. The other highway 
bridges maintained by the several railroad companies are in 
good or fair condition. 



Engineering Department. 35 



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 giv- 
ing lines and grades of public streets when requested by 
abuttors intending to build. 

Eighty petitions, requesting that catch-basins should be 
constructed, were reported upon to the Sewer Department. 

Catch-basin locations were furnished the Sewer Depart- 
ment for fifty-three streets advertised to be regulated by the 
Superintendent of Streets. 

On the request of the Sewer Department, ninety-four plans 
of streets showing proposed locations of future catch-basins 
were furnished. 

For six East Boston streets locations for catch-basins, made 
necessary by the abolition of grade crossings, were furnished 
the Sewer Department. 

Three hundred and twenty-five catch-basins were staked 
out and duplicate sketches showing locations and ties were 
sent to the Sewer Department. 

Two hundred and two plans of underground pipes, conduits, 
etc., were examined, and proposed future catch-basins located 
for the Street Department. 

Two hundred and fifty notices of contracts to lay artificial 
stone sidewalks were received, examined and reported upon 
to the Street Department. In one hundred and five cases 
the Street Department was notified that the existing edge- 
stones should be reset preparatory to the laying of artificial 
stone. 

Twenty notices of the completion of artificial stone side- 
walk repair work were received and reported upon to the 
Street Department. 

Twenty petitions to make sidewalk openings for areas, 
bulkheads, etc., were received from the Street Department 
and reported upun. 

Eighty-four requests for edgestone were examined and 
amount of curb required reported to the Street Department. 

Grade heights were furnished Engineers and Architects 
for estates on nineteen streets. 

Twenty-three plans of streets were made for sidewalk 
assessments on request of the Street Department. Data was 



36 City Document No. 17. 

also furnished the Street Department for sidewalk assessment 
on six estates. 

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

Ashland street, West Roxbury. Washington street to Har- 
vard street (two estimates). 
Avenue Louis Pasteur, Roxbury. Fenway to Longwood 

avenue (two estimates). 
Benton street, Roxbury. Columbus avenue to Tremont street. 
Burroughs place, Boston Proper. Extension to Eliot street. 
Burroughs place, Boston Proper. Extension to Dix place 

(four estimates). 
D street, South Boston. West Eighth street to Old Colony 

avenue. 
Dakota street, Dorchester. Greenbrier street to Geneva 

avenue. 
Dix place, Boston Proper. Washington street to Tremont 

street (four estimates). 
Dorchester street, South Boston. Northerly corner West 

Broadway (two estimates). 
Dorchester street, South Boston. Northwest side, West 

Broadway to Athens street. 
Dorchester street, South Boston. Northwest side, Athens 

street to West Second street. 
Ellis street, Roxbury. Extension from Thornton street to 

Washington street. 
Evergreen street, Roxbury. Extension to South Huntington 

avenue. 
Fred street, Charlestown. Arlington street to George street. 
Geneva avenue, Dorchester. Columbia road to Olney street. 
Geneva avenue, Dorchester. Olney street to Bowdoin street. 
Heath street, Roxbury. Huntington avenue to South Hunt- 
ington avenue. 
Kingsdale street, Dorchester. Extension to Wales-place 

extension. 
Kinross road, Brighton. Northwest side, Commonwealth 

avenue to Lanark road. 
Larkin street, Roxbury. Hampden street to Adams street. 
Oakland street, Dorchester. Harvard stieet to River street. 
Oakridge street, Dorchester. Morton street to Codman street. 
Wendover street, Roxbury. Dudley street to Humphreys 

street. 
Wentivorth street, Dorchester. Norfolk street to Armandine 

street. 
West Ninth street, South Boston. D street to No. 119. 



Engineering Department. 37 

The lines and grades of the following fourteen streets, for 
which the Street Commissioners were petitioned for author- 
ity to open as private ways, were examined and reported 
upon : 

Clover street, Dorchester. From Minot street, southerly. 

Empire-street extension, Brighton. Mayflower street to 
Hooker street. 

Grampian road, Dorchester. From Savin Hill avenue, 
southeasterly. 

Match street, South Boston. East Eighth street to East 
Ninth street. 

Hollingsiuorth street, Dorchester. From the Hyde Park line, 
northeasterh 7 . 

Lawrence road, Dorchester. Blue Hill avenue to Norfolk 
street. 

Prince street, West Roxbury. From the Arborway, north- 
erly. 

Randolph road, Dorchester. River street to the New York, 
New Haven & Hartford Railroad. 

Rockdale street, Dorchester. From Randolph road, north- 
easterly. 

Rose street, Boston proper. Harrison avenue to Albany 
street, 

Rosewood street, Dorchester. From Randolph road, north- 
easterly. 

Savin Hill road, Dorchester. From Savin Hill avenue, 
southeasterly. 

Segel street, Roxbury. Georgia street to Cheney street. 

Westvietv street, Brighton. From Washington street, nearly 
opposite Atkins street, southwesterly. 

Eighteen miscellaneous reports were* made to the Street 
Department. 

Four miscellaneous reports were made to the Sewer 
Department, 

A plan was made, for the Hospital Department, of the 
Porter-street Primary School lot, East Boston. 

A plan was made for the Trustees of the Franklin Union, 
showing land purchased on Berkeley street and Appleton 
street, Boston proper. 

A plan was made for the Consumptives' Hospital Depart- 
ment, showing land purchased by the city on River street, 
Dorchester. 

A plan of the burial-ground at Gallop's Island was made 
for the Board of Health. 



38 



City Document No. 1.7. 



Sixty-six assessment plans were made for the Street Com 
missioners. 

Eighty-five plans and profiles, representing a total length 
of ten and one-half miles, showing buildings, property 
owners' names, established grades, areas of land taken, or to 
be taken, for street widenings, relocations, or to be laid out, 
were completed for the Street Laying-Out Department. 

The following list gives the number of orders attended to 
for property owners, builders, and the various city depart- 
ments from February 1, 1906, to February 1, 1907 : 



Street lines given 
Street grades given 
Street Department 
Sewer Division . 
Building Department . 
Public Buildings Department 
Public Grounds Department 
Law Department 
Street Commissioners 
Engineering Department 
Park Department 
Police Department 
Schoolhouse Commission 
City Messenger Departmenl 
Institutions Department 
Assessing Department 
City Hospital Department 
Fire Department 
Board of Health 
Mayor 



398 

215 

2,505 

974 

3 

7 

1 

82 

237 

104 

12 

7 

13 

2 

2 

3 

4 

1 

1 

2 

4,573 



In connection with the Surveying Division there have 
been 1,347 titles examined, 1,169 deeds and 201 plans copied 
from the Registry of Deeds. 

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

List of plans made for sewerage works during the year 
ending February 1, 1907: 



East Boston. 

East Boston low level sewer, from Butler avenue to Ben- 
nington street. 
Condor street, from Glendon street easterly. 



Engineering Department. 39 



West Roxbury. 

Clifford street, from Canterbury street to Hyde Park avenue. 
Rosemary street, from Rosemary street to Spalding street. 
Stony brook, from Green street to Forest Hills square. 

Dorchester. 
Dorchester high level sewer, from River street to Morton 

street. 
Franklin Park brook, from Blue Hill avenue to Harvard 

street. 
Oakland brook, from Edge water drive to Malta street. 
River street, from Riverside place easterly. 

The following list gives the sewerage works staked out 
during the year ending February 1, 1907 : 

East Boston. 

East Boston low level sewer, from Waterloo street to Ashley 
avenue. 

East Boston low level sewer, from Ashley avenue to Leverett 
avenue. 

Moore-street outlet, along Boston, Revere Beach & Lynn Rail- 
road. 

Dorchester. 

Brook-avenue place, from Brook avenue westerly. 
Canterbury branch, from Morton street to Middleton avenue. 
Mattapan street, from Tileston avenue to Almont street. 
Oakland brook, from Neponset river to New York, New 

Haven & Hartford Railroad. 
Tenean creek, from Homes avenue to Longfellow street. 

West Roxbury. 

Billings street, from George street to North avenue. 
Hewlett-street branch, from Birch street to Belgrade avenue. 
Neponset^avenue brook, from Mt. Hope street to Bradstreet 

avenue. 
Roslindale branch, at Birch street. 
Talbot-avenue high level sewer, at Mt. Hope street. 

Brighton. 

Shepard brook, from Market street to Wool pond. 



40 



City Document No. 17. 



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



Year Ending 
January 31. 



o a 


Square Yards 
Block-stoue 
Paving and 
Crossings. 


_ 0J 

f! 

• 0.5 

Sort 

03 


23,487 


12,007 


5,175 


129,383 


60,472 


32,940 


120,158 


04,952 


24,976 


154,718 


100,414 


36,658 


76,991 


56,541 


14,249 


86,354 


60,803 


17,323 


264,982 


161,428 


61,356 


245,410 


188,041 


30,324 


104,133 


135,310 


5,077 


00,555 


65,474 


4,815 


30,899 


54,455 


184 


67,114 


65,132 


1,264 


140,878 


101,118 


17,390 



^ 



03 



1895 
1896 
1897 
1898, 
1S99, 
1900 
1901, 
1902, 
1903. 
1904, 
1905. 
1906. 
1907 



68,701 
68,178 
94,003 
43,930 
48,946 
147,863 
131.4S7 
59,051 
29,078 
16,268 
27,544 
82,044 



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

9,906 
12,981 



11,738 

183 

2,971 

4,019 

1,619 

789 



25 

248 

196 

3,551 

3,716 



1,406 

1,297 

394 

27 



16 

2,377 



Table showing the amount of paving work measured by 
the Surveying Division for the year ending January 31, 
1907, by districts: 





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111 


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hJ 


03 


&h 


03 


03 


03 


w 


03 










5,902 


11,849 
23,365 


18,458 
10,541 




8 883 






South Boston. 




150 






3,472 


17,942 














775 








5,556 
1,317 
36,943 
















1,715 

46,127 


1,815 
30,813 








Roxbury 




6 




2,857 


1,691 


197 




Dorchester 


12 


6 


29 


9,492 


26,912 


16,016 


1,493 


8,257 


85 


351 


West Roxbury 


2 


455 




442 


20,524 


9,356 


9,651 


3,146 


1,219 












309 


4,784 


5,187 


360 




2,215 














Totals .... 


14 


617 


29 


20,135 


140,878 


101,118 


17,390 


82,044 


3,716 


351 



Engineering Department. 



41 



Table showing the amount of paving work measured by 
the Surveying Division for the year ending January 31, 1907, 
by months: 



Months. 


■§•2 

ifi 


S3 
03 

~ o 

£i 
sag 

GO 


ll 

2 


■P - 

■gs 

52 
i^oo 

111 

CD 


o 
p 

J? 


8g 

5 4 

t. a 
"u> m 
S * ic 

Sol 

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CO 


•a 

o . 

CO P 

OS * 

£a 
c; o 

CO 


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5 . 

5 % 

CO 


"3 



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-SI 

2 ° 
^ o 

«o 

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= H 

CO 


?> s 

2 « 
CO 


1906. 








19 

69 

1,144 

722 

3,385 

2,745 

3,207 
1.70S 

3,7:2 

1,9 8 
538 




























































•29 


1,165 

1,492 
24,697 
25,605 
23,218 
30,987 
24,400 

8,183 

1,131 


1,494 
2,539 
16,123 
20,758 
18,903 
15,910 
18,807 
5,456 

1,128 


319 
57 
1,913 
6,213 
5,273 
1,658 
1,957 


476 
947 
11,635 
18,850 
13,412 
20,465 
12,822 
2,688 

749 






June 


























6 
605 




1,017 


351 


September 


7 




1,395 
85 

1,198 








6 












1907. 

January 


7 














Totals 


14 


617 


29 


20,135 


140,878 


101,118 


17,390 


82,044 


3,716 


351 



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, 1906, to February 1, 1907: 



Boston Proper. 

(North of Massachusetts avenue.) 

Albany street, Union Park street to bend. Grade for edge- 
stone. 

Atlantic avenue, No. 615. Measurement of sidewalk paving. 

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

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



42 City Document No. 17. 

Beacon street, No. 55. Grade of edgestone tested and grade 
for inside for area. 

Beacon street, No. 76. Grade of edgestone tested and grade 
for inside. 

Beacon street, No. 170. Grade of edgestone tested (twice), 
grade for edgestone, grade for inside and measurement 
of sidewalk paving. 

Beacon street, No. 260. Grade of edgestone tested (twice), 
grade for edgestone, grade for inside and measurement 
of sidewalk paving. 

Beacon street, No. 334. Grade for edgestone, grade of edge- 
stone tested, 
walk paving. 

Beacon street, No. 484. Measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Boylston street, No. 29. Grade for inside and measurement 
of sidewalk paving. 

Boylston street, Nos. 364 to 368. Grade of edgestone tested. 

Boylston street, No. 407. Grade of edgestone tested and 
measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Boylston street, No. 671. Grade of edgestone tested, grade 
for inside and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Boylston street, westerly corner Gloucester street. Meas- 
urement of sidewalk paving. 

Boylston street, No. 795. Measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Brimmer street, Chestnut street to Byron street. Grade of 
edgestone tested, line and grade for edgestone, line 
and grade for edgestone tested, grade for inside and 
measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Causeway street, southeast corner Friend street. Grade of 
edgestone tested (twice), grade for edgestone, grade for 
inside and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Chestnut street, southerly corner of Brimmer street. Grade 
of edgestone tested, line and grade for edgestone, line 
and grade for edgestone tested, grade for inside and 
measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Church street, Tennyson street to Columbus avenue. Meas- 
urement of sidewalk paving. 

Columbus avenue, Church street to Eliot street. Measure- 
ment of sidewalk paving. 

Columbus avenue, JNo. 381. Grade of edgestone tested 
(twice), grade for edgestone, grade for inside and 
measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Columbus avenue, No. 401. Measurement of sidewalk pav- 
ing. 

Columbus avenue, No. 403. Grade of edgestone tested, grade 
for inside and measurement of sidewalk paving. 



Engineering Department. 43 

Commercial street, No. 447. Grade of edgestone tested, 
grade for inside and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Commercial street, No. 455. Grade of edgestone tested, 
grade for inside and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Congress street, northwest corner Water street. Grade for 
edgestone, grade of edgestone tested, grade for inside 
and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Court square, at Young's Hotel. Measurement of sidewalk 
paving. 

Cross street, Nos. 33 to 43. Grade of edgestone tested, line and 
grade for edgestone, line and grade for edgestone tested, 
grade for inside and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Cross street, No. 134. Grade of edgestone tested, grade for 
inside and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Cross street, North street to Fulton street. Line and grade 
for edgestone. 

Cross street, Commercial street to Fulton street. Measure- 
ment of edgestone, roadway and sidewalk paving. 

Devonshire street, northeast corner Water street. Grade for 
edgestone, grade of edgestone tested, grade for inside 
and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Dock square, Nos. 18-20. Grade of edgestone tested and 
measurement of sidewalk paving. 

East Brookline street, easterly corner Washington street. 
Grade for edgestone (twice), grade of edgestone tested, 
grade for inside, and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

East Brookline street, at Harrison avenue. Measuremeut of 
sidewalk paving. 

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

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

Eliot street, Columbus avenue to Pleasant street. Measure- 
ment of sidewalk paving. 

Essex street, Washington street to Harrison avenue at Siegel's. 
Grade for edgestone, grade of edgestone tested, grade for 
inside and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Exeter street, Public alley No. 426 to Commonwealth avenue. 
Grade of edgestone tested and grade for edgestone. 

Exeter street, No. 3. Grade of edgestone tested (twice), 
grade for edgestone, grade for inside and measurement 
of sidewalk paving. 

Falmouth street, at Christian Science Church. Grade of edge- 
stone tested, line and grade for edgestone (twice), line 
and grade for edgestone tested and measurement of side- 
walk paving. 



44 City Document No. 17. 

Fleet street, Hanover street to Commercial street. Grade 
for edgestone and measurement wf edgestone, roadway 
and sidewalk paving. 

Friend street, southeast corner Causeway street. Grade of 
edgestone tested (twice), grade for edgestone, grade for 
inside and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Fulton place. Measurement of edgestone, roadway and side- 
walk paving. 

Fulton street, Richmond street to Ferry street. Grade for 
edgestone and measurement of edgestone, roadway and 
sidewalk paving. 

Gloucester street, westerly corner Boylston street. Measure- 
ment of sidewalk paving. 

Harrison avenue, north corner Essex street at Siegel's. 
Measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Harrison avenue, at Harvard street. Measurement of road- 
way paving. 

Harrison avenue, east side, at Rose street. Grade of edge- 
stone tested (twice), grade for edgestone, and measure- 
ment of sidewalk paving. 

Harrison avenue, East Canton street to East Newton street. 
Grade for edgestone and measurement of edgestone, 
roadway and sidewalk paving. 

Harrison avenue, No. 761 to East Concord street. Grade of 
edgestone tested (twice), grade for edgestone, grade for 
inside and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Harvard street, Washington street to Albany street. Grade 
for edgestone and measurement of edgestone, roadway 
and sidewalk paving. 

Hayward place, southerly corner Washington street. Grade 
for edgestone, grade of edgestone tested, grade for inside 
and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Ivanhoe street, West Canton street to West Dedham street. 
Grade for edgestone, measurement of edgestone and 
sidewalk paving. 

Lincoln street, No. 14. Grade of edgestone tested for 
area. 

Lincoln street, Nos. 174 to 178. Grade of edgestone tested 
and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Maiden street, easterly corner Wash ington street. Measure- 
ment of sidewalk paving. 

Marlboro street, No. 10. Grade of edgestone tested, grade 
for inside and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Marlboro street, Nos. 175-177. Grade of edgestone tested, 
grade for inside and measurement of sidewalk 
paving. 



Engineering Department. 45 

Marlboro street, New. 191-193-195-197. Grade of edge- 
stone tested, grade for inside and measurement of side- 
walk paving. 

Marlboro street, No. 249. Measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Marlboro street, No. 251. Grade of edgestone tested and 
grade for inside. 

Mason street, at Boston Theatre. Grade of edgestone tested 
(twice), grade for edgestone, grade for inside and 
measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Mason street, easterly corner Tremont street. Grade of edge- 
stone tested for area. 

M ystic street, northerly coiner Brookline street. Grade of 
edgestone tested, grade for inside and measurement of 
sidewalk paving. 

North street, at Fulton place. Measurement of roadway 
paving. 

North Bennet street, No. 18. Grade of edgestone tested, 
grade for inside and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Norway street, south side, Falmouth street to St. Paul street. 
Line and grade for edgestone, line and grade for edge- 
stone tested, grade for inside and measurement of side- 
walk paving. 

Oalc street, Washington street to Albany street. Grade for 
edgestone and measurement of edgestone, roadway and 
sidewalk paving. 

Pemberton square, southwest corner Tremont street. Grade 
for edgestone, grade of edgestone tested and grade for 
inside for area. 

Pemberton square, No. 44. Measurement of sidewalk 
paving. 

Pleasant street, Eliot street to Tennyson street. Measure- 
ment of sidewalk paving. 

St. Germain street, Nos. 37 to 41. Measurement of sidewalk 
paving. 

St. James avenue, Berkeley street to Clarendon street. Grade 
for edgestone and measurement of edgestone and side- 
walk paving. 

St. Paul street, east side. Line and grade for edgestone, line 
and grade for edgestone tested, grade for inside and 
measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Sharon street, at Harrison avenue. Measurement of edge- 
stone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Shawmut avenue, Dover street to Union Park. Grade for 
edgestone. 

Shawmut avenue, Milford street to Union Park. Measure- 
ment of edgestone, roadway and sidewalk paving. 



46 City Document No. 17. 

Shawmut avenue, West Brookline street to West Newton 
street. Grade for edgestone and measurement of edge- 
stone, roadway and sidewalk paving. 

Shaivmut avenue, West Concord street to West Springfield 
street. Grade for edgestone and measurement of edge- 
stone, roadway and sidewalk paving. 

Staniford street, Nos. 36 to 42. Grade of edgestone 
tested. 

Summer street, Nos. 106 to 112. Grade for edgestone. 

Summer street, Arch street to Otis street. Measurement of 
roadway paving. 

Tamworth street. Grade of edgestone tested, grade for edge- 
stone and measurement of edgestone, roadway and side- 
walk paving. 

Tennyson street, Pleasant street to Church street. Measure- 
ment of sidewalk paving. 

Tremont roiv, at Theatre Comique. Measurement of side- 
walk paving. 

Tremont street, southwest corner Pemberton square. Grade 
for edgestone, grade of edgestone tested and grade for 
inside for area. 

Tremont street, southerly corner Mason street. Grade for 
sidewalk tested for area. 

Tremont street, Nos. 267-269. Grade for edgestone, grade of 
edgestone tested, grade for inside and measurement of 
sidewalk paving. 

Warrenton street, No. 100. Line and grade for edge- 
stone. 

Washington street North, Nos. 145-147. Grade of edgestone 
tested, grade for inside and measurement of sidewalk 
paving. 

Washington street North, northerly corner Thacher street. 
Grade of edgestone tested and grade for edgestone. 

Washington street, Essex street to Hayward place, at Siegel's. 
Grade of edgestone tested, grade for inside and measure- 
ment of sidewalk paving. 

Washington street, southerly corner Beach street. Measure- 
ment of sidewalk paving. 

Washington street, No. 685. Grade of edgestone tested 
(twice), grade for edgestone, grade for inside and 
measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Washington street, southerly corner Kneeland street. Grade 
of edgestone tested, grade for inside and measurement 
of sidewalk paving. 

Washington street, No. 1120. Grade of edgestone tested and 
Sfiade for inside for area. 



Engineering Department. 47 

Washington street, Union Park street to Maiden street, Line 
and grade for edgestone, grade of edgestone tested 
(twice), grade for edgestone, and measurement of side- 
walk paving. 

Washington street, easterly corner East Brookline street. 
Grade for edgestone, grade of edgestone tested and 
measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Water street, Devonshire street to Congress street. Grade 
for edgestone, grade of edgestone tested, grade for 
inside and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

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

West Brookline street, northwest corner Newland street. 
Grade for edgestone. 

Winter street, No. 31. Measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Yarmouth street, north corner Columbus avenue. Grade of 
tone tested for area. 

South Boston. 

Anchor street, at C street. Corners put in for construc- 
tion. 

B street, West Third street to West Broadway. Line and 
grade for edgestone and measurement of edgestone, 
gutter, driveway, crosswalk and sidewalk paving. 

Brewster street, East Seventh street to East Eighth street. 
Line and grade for edgestone and measurement of edge- 
stone, gutter, crosswalk and sidewalk paving. 

C street, Fargo street to West First street. Line given for 
construction and corners of all intersecting streets indi- 
cated. 

C street, Mt. Washington avenue to West First street. 
Measurement of edgestone and driveway paving for 
assessment and plan for sidewalk assessment. 

Claflin street, at C street. Corners put in for construction. 

Cypher street, at C street. Both sides. Corners put in for 
construction. 

D street, West Seventh street to West Eighth street. Line 
and grade for edgestone and measurement of edgestone, 
roadway, crosswalk and sidewalk paving. 

D street, West Eighth street to Old Colony avenue. Line 
and grade for edgestone and measurement of edgestone, 
gutter, crosswalk and sidewalk paving. 

E street, West Fourth street to West Fifth street. Line and 
grade for edgestone and measurement of edgestone, 
gutter, crosswalk and sidewalk paving. 



48 City Document No. 17. 

Danby street, at C street. Corners put in for construc- 
tion. 

East Eighth street, Nos. 522-534. Measurement of edge- 
stone, roadway and sidewalk paving. 

East Ninth street, Dorchester street to Mercer street. Grade 
for edgestone. 

East Seventh street, G street to Winfield street. Line and 
grade for edgestone. 

East Seventh street, Winfield street to H street. Grade of 
edgestone tested and line and grade for edgestone. 

East Seventh street, G street to H street. Measurement of 
edgestone, gutter, crosswalk and sidewalk paving. 

East Seventh street, H street to I street. Grade of edgestone 
tested, line and grade for edgestone, revised grade for 
edgestone, partial measurement of edgestone, gutter and 
sidewalk paving and measurement of edgestone, gutter, 
crosswalk and sidewalk paving. 

East Seventh street, I street to K street. Grade of edgestone 
tested, line and grade for edgestone, and measurement 
of edgestone, gutter, driveway, crosswalk and sidewalk 
paving. 

East Seventh street, K street to L street. Grade of edge- 
stone tested, line and grade for edgestone, revised grade 
for edgestone, and measurement of edgestone, gutter, 
driveway and sidewalk paving. 

East Seventh street, Nos. 735-737. Line and grade for edge- 
stone. 

East Third street, H street to I street. Grade of edgestone 
tested, line and grade for edgestone, and measure- 
ment of edgestone, gutter, crosswalk and sidewalk 
paving. 

East Third street, I street to K street. Line and grade for 
edgestone and measurement of edgestone, gutter, drive- 
way, crosswalk and sidewalk paving. 

East Third street, K street to L street. Line and grade for 
edgestone, revised grade for edgestone and measurement 
of edgestone, gutter, driveway, crosswalk and sidewalk 
paving. 

Egmont street, at C street. Corners put in for construc- 
tion. 

F street, West Fifth street to West Sixth street. Line and 
grade for edgestone. 

F street, West Sixth street to West Seventh street. Grade 
for edgestone. 

Fargo street, south side, at C street. Corners put in for con- 
struction. 



Engineering Department. 49 

Granite street, intersection of Mt. Washington avenue. 
Measurement of edgestone, roadway and sidewalk 
paving. 

Granite street, West First street to West Second street. 
Line and grade for edgestone, line and grade of edge- 
stone tested, grade for inside, pitch of artificial 
stone sidewalk tested and measurement of sidewalk 
paving. 

I street, East Fourth street to East Fifth street. Line and 
grade for edgestone and measurement of edgestone, 
gutter, crosswalk and sidewalk paving. 

I street, East Fifth street to East Sixth street. Line and 
grade for edgestone and measurement of edgestone, 
gutter, crosswalk and sidewalk paving. 

I street, East Sixth street to East Seventh street. Grade of 
edgestone tested, line and grade for edgestone, and 
measurement of edgestone, gutter, crosswalk and side- 
walk paving. 

I street, East Seventh street to East Eighth street. Line 
and grade for edgestone and measurement of edgestone, 
gutter, driveway, crosswalk and sidewalk paving. 

I street, East Eighth street to East Ninth street. Line and 
grade for edgestone and measurement of edgestone, 
gutter, crosswalk and sidewalk paving. 

K street, East First street to East Second street. Line and 
grade for edgestone and measurement of edgestone, 
gutter, drivewa}^, crosswalk and sidewalk paving. 

K street, East Second street to East Third street. Grade of 
edgestone tested, line and grade for edgestone, and 
measurement of edgestone, gutter, driveway, crosswalk 
and sidewalk paving. 

Mt. Washington avenue, at C street. Corners put in for con- 
struction. 

N street, East Second street to East Third street. Line and 
grade for edgestone and measurement of edgestone, 
gutter, crosswalk and sidewalk paving. 

N street, East Third street to East Broadway. Line and 
grade for edgestone and measurement of edgestone, 
gutter, driveway, crosswalk and sidewalk paving. 

National street, Dorchester street to Thomas park. Grade of 
edgestone tested, line and grade for edgestone, and 
measurement of edgestone, gutter, driveway, crosswalk 
and sidewalk paving. 

Silver street, Dorchester street to G street. Line and grade 
for edgestone and measurement of edgestone, gutter, 
roadway, crosswalk and sidewalk paving. 



50 City Document No. 17. 

Springer street, West Seventh street to West Eighth street. 
Line and grade for edgestone and measurement of edge- 
stone, gutter, crosswalk and sidewalk paving. 

Vale street, Nos. 10-12. Grade of edgestone tested (twice) 
and line and grade for edgestone. 

Vale street, No. 11 to Dorchester street. Measurement of 
sidewalk paving for assessment and plan for sidewalk 
assessment. 

West Broadway, E street to F street. Line and grade for 
edgestone. 

West Eighth street, northwesterly from D street. Line and 
grade for edgestone and measurement of edgestone, 
gutter, crosswalk and sidewalk paving. 

West Fifth street, D street to E street. Line and grade for 
edgestone and measurement of edgestone, gutter, drive- 
way, crosswalk and sidewalk paving. 

West Fifth street, E street to F street. Grade of edgestone 
tested, line and grade for edgestone and measurement 
of edgestone, gutter, crosswalk and sidewalk paving. 

West Fifth street, F street to Dorchester street. Line and 
grade for edgestone and measurement of edgestone, 
gutter, crosswalk and sidewalk paving. 

West First street, north side, at C street. Corners put in 
for construction. 

West First street, south side, corner Granite street. Line 
and grade of edgestone tested, grade for inside, pitch of 
artificial stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of 
sidewalk paving. 

West Second street, north side, corner Granite street. Line 
and grade of edgestone tested, grade for inside, pitch of 
artificial stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of 
sidewalk paving. 

East Boston. 

(Including Breed's Island,) 

Addison street, westerly corner of Saratoga street. Line and 
grade for regulating. 

Bennington street, Moore street to Orleans street. Street 
lines staked out and intersection of street lines put in 
for construction. 

Beck street, Bremen street to Chelsea street. Line and grade 
for construction. 

Brooks street, Trenton street to White street. Line and 
grade for resetting edgestone and measurement of edge- 
stone, gutter, driveway, crosswalk and sidewalk paving. 



Engineering Department. 51 

Brooks street, easterly side, Bennington street to Saratoga 
street. Line and grade for resetting edgestone and 
measurement of edgestone, gutter, driveway, crosswalk 
and sidewalk paving. 

Havre street, Maverick street to No. 76. Line and grade of 
edgestone tested, grade of edgestone marked, grade for 
inside and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Lewis street, Sumner street to South Ferry. Grade for 
repaving roadway and measurement of roadway paving. 

Leyden street, Nos. 49, 67, 101. Line and grade for edge- 
stone. 

Ley den street, No. 135. Line and grade for edgestone. 

Leyden street, at Church of St. Lazarus. Line and grade 
for setting edgestone. 

London street, Maverick street to No. 75. Line and grade 
of edgestone tested, grade for resetting edgestone 
marked, inside grade given, and measurement of side- 
walk paving. 

Marion street, Nos. 192-194. Line and grade for setting 
edgestone. 

Maverick street, north side, Havre street to London street. 
Line and grade of edgestone tested, inside grade marked 
and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Monmouth street, Meridian street to White street. Line and 
grade for resetting edgestone and measurement of edge- 
stone, gutter, driveway, crosswalk and sidewalk paving. 

Moore street, Nos. 14, 16, 18. Line and grade for setting 
edgestone. 

Paris street, No. 324. Line and grade for setting edgestone. 

Princeton street, north side, Prescott street to No. 314. 
Line and grade for resetting edgestone and measurement 
of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Putnam street, East Eagle street to White street. Line and 
grade for resetting edgestone and measurement of edge- 
stone, gutter, crosswalk and sidewalk paving. 

White street, Brooks street to Putnam street. Line and 
grade for resetting edgestone and measurement of edge- 
stone, gutter, driveway, crosswalk and sidewalk paving. 

White street, north side, corner of Putnam street. Measure- 
ment for assessment. 

Charlestowx. 

Arrow street, Lynde street to Rutherford avenue. Line and 
grade for resetting edgestone and measurement of edge- 
stone, gutter, driveway and sidewalk paving. 



52 City Document No. 17. 

Belmont street, Bunker Hill street to Medford street. Line 

and grade for resetting edgestone. 
Chelsea street, north side, No. 30 to Joiner street. Line and 

grade of edgestone tested, grade for edgestone, inside 

grade given, and measurement of sidewalk paving. 
Elm street, east side, No. 57 to Hancock street. Line and 

grade of edgestone given and tested, inside grade marked, 

and measurement of sidewalk paving. 
Hancock street, south side, No. 12 to Elm street. Line and 

grade of edgestone tested, grade for edgestone, inside 

grade marked, and measurement of sidewalk paving. 
Hunter street, Bunker Hill street to Vine street. Line and 

grade for resetting edgestone. 
Joiner street, east side, No. 8 to Chelsea street. Grade for 

inside and measurement of sidewalk paving. 
Ludlow street, Eden street to Mead street. Line and grade 

for resetting edgestone. 
Lynde street, Arrow street to Austin street. Line and grade 

for resetting edgestone and measurement of edgestone, 

gutter, driveway and crosswalk paving. 
Lyndeboro street, Essex street to Middlesex street. Line and 

grade for resetting edgestone and measurement of edge- 
stone, gutter, crosswalk and sidewalk paving. 
Medford street, Bunker Hill street across Short street. Line 

and grade for resetting edgestone. 
Miller street, Lawrence street to Rutherford avenue. Line 

and grade for resetting edgestone and paving roadway 

and measurement of edgestone, roadway, driveway and 

sidewalk paving. 
School street, Bartlett street to Bunker Hill street. Line and 

grade for resetting edgestone. 
Wood street, High street to Main street. Line and grade for 

resetting edgestone. 

ROXBURY. 

(South of Massachusetts avenue.) 

Arcadia street, southeast side, Beethoven street to Atherton 
street. Measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Arnold street, Washington street to Shawmut avenue. 
Line and grade for edgestone and measurement of edge- 
stone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Atherton street, Washington street to Arcadia street. 
Measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Atherton street, westerly corner Copley street. Grade of 
edgestone tested, grade for inside and measurement of 
sidewalk paving. 



Engineering Department. 53 

Autumn street, No. 18. Grade of edgestone tested (twice), 
line and grade for edgestone and measurement of side- 
walk paving. 

Ball street. Grade for edgestone and measurement of 
edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Bay State road, easterly corner Deerfield street. Line 
and grade for edgestone tested, grade for inside and 
measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Bay State road, Nos. 188-190-192. Grade for edgestone, 
grade of edgestone tested, grade for inside and measure- 
ment of sidewalk paving. 

Bay State road, No. 233. Grade of edgestone tested (twice), 
grade for edgestone, grade for inside and measurement 
of sidewalk paving. 

Beethoven street. Measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Bellevue street, northerly corner Park street. Line and 
grade for edgestone. 

Blandford street, southwesterly corner Commonwealth avenue. 
Grade of edgestone tested (twice), grade for edgestone, 
grade for inside and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Blue Hill avenue, Stafford street to Woodville street. Grade 
for edgestone, and measurememt of edgestone, roadway 
and sidewalk paving. 

Blue Bill avenue, Nos. 237 to 241. Grade of edgestone 
tested, grade for inside and measurement of sidewalk 
paving. 

Blue Hill avenue, West Cottage street to Woodville street. 
Grade for edgestone. 

Blue Hill avenue, No, 349. Grade of edgestone tested, grade 
for inside and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Blue Hill avenue, easterly corner Intervale street. Grade of 
edgestone tested (twice), grade for edgestone, grade for 
inside and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Blue Hill avenue, west side, Brunswick street to Intervale 
street. Grade of edgestone tested, line and grade for 
edgestone tested, grade for inside and measurement of 
sidewalk paving. 

Blue Hill avenue, west side, Georgia street to Warren street. 
Measurement of roadway paving. 

Brunswick street, northerly side, near Warren street. Grade 
of edgestone tested (twice), line and grade for edge- 
stone, grade for inside and measurement of sidewalk 
paving. 

Brunsivick street, westerly corner Blue Hill avenue. Grade 
of edgestone tested, grade for inside and measurement 
of sidewalk paving. 



54 City Document No. 17. 

Brunswick street, northerly corner Blue Hill avenue. Grade 
of edgestone tested. 

Centre street, No. 351. Line and grade for edgestone. 

Centre street, northeasterly corner Creighton street. Line 
and grade for edgestone and measurement of edgestone. 

Centre street, northwesterly coiner Creighton street. Grade 
of edgestone tested (twice), line and grade for edge- 
stone, grade for inside and measurement of sidewalk 
paving. 

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

Clifford street, northerly side, near Warren street. Measure- 
ment of sidewalk paving. 

Columbus avenue, Washington street to Walnut avenue. 
Grade for edgestone and measurement of edgestone, 
gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Copley street, westerly corner Atherton street. Grade of 
edgestone tested (twice), grade for edgestone and meas- 
urement of sidewalk paving. 

Crawford street, No. 157. Line and grade for edgestone, 
grade of edgestone tested, and measurement of sidewalk 
paving. 

Crawford street, Warren street to Elm Hill avenue. Grade 
for edgestone. 

Crawford street, Humboldt avenue to Warren street. Meas- 
urement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Creighton street, northwesterly corner Centre street. Line 
and grade for edgestone tested and grade for inside. 

Creighton street, northwesterly. corner Centre street. Grade 
of edgestone tested, line and grade for edgestone, line 
and grade of edgestone tested, grade for inside, and 
measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Creighton street, northeasterly corner Centre street. Line 
and grade for edgestone and measurement of edgestone. 

Bale street, Washington street to Warren street. Measure- 
ment of sidewalk paving. 

Beer field street, easterly corner Bay State road. Line and 
grade for edgestone, line and grade for edgestone tested, 
grade for inside and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Bevon street, No. 6. Measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Borr street, northerly corner Lambert avenue. Measurement 
of sidewalk paving. 

Eldora street, southerly side. Line and grade for edgestone. 

Ellis street, Nos. 2 to 6. Measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Elm Hill avenue, at Cheney street. Measurement of gutter 
and sidewalk paving. 



Engineering Department. 55 

Eustis street, Washington street to school-house. Grade for 
edgestone and measurement of edgestone, roadway and 
sidewalk paving. 

Farnham street, easterly corner Gerard street. Line and 
grade for edgestone. 

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

Fisher avenue, southerly side, Parker street to Hayden street. 
Grade for gutter and measurement of edgestone, gutter 
and sidewalk paving. 

Fisher avenue, southerly side, from Hayden street west. 
Grade for filling. 

Georgia street, Nos. 14 to 20. Line and grade for edgestone, 
line and grade for edgestone tested and measurement of 
sidewalk paving. 

Georgia street, Blue Hill avenue to Elm Hill avenue. Meas- 
urement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Gerard street, easterly corner Farnham street. Line and 
grade for edgestone. 

Granhy street, northwesterly corner Bay State road. Grade 
of edgestone tested (twice), grade for edgestone, grade 
for inside and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Hammett street. Line and grade for edgestone and measure- 
ment of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Hampden street. Island street to Howard street. Grade 
for edgestone, measurement of edgestone, gutter and 
sidewalk paving. 

Harold street, No. 9. Grade of edgestone tested (twice), 
grade for edgestone, and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Harold street, No. 157. Line and grade for edgestone, line 
and grade for edgestone tested and measurement of side- 
walk paving. 

Hemenway street, at Hotel Carlton. Measurement of side- 
walk paving. 

Hemenway street, southeasterly corner Norway street. Grade 
for edgestone. 

Hemenway street, Nos. 205-207. Grade of edgestone tested 
(twice), grade for edgestone, grade for inside and 
measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Highland street, southwesterly side, Centre street to City 
yard. Grade for edgestone. 

Hoffman street, easterly corner Chestnut avenue. Line and 
grade for edgestone. 

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



56 City Document No. 17. 

Howard street, Hampden street to Gerard street. Grade for 
edgestone and measurement of edgestone, roadway and 
sidewalk paving. 

Hoivland street, Warren street to Humboldt avenue. Grade 
for edgestone and measurement of edgestone, gutter and 
sidewalk paving. 

Humboldt avenue, at Howland street. Measurement of edge- 
stone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Humboldt avenue, westerly corner Homestead street. Line 
and grade for edgestone, line and grade for edgestone 
tested, grade for inside and measurement of sidewalk 
paving. 

Humboldt avenue, Nos. 267 to 271. Line and grade for 
edgestone. 

Huntington avenue, at Conservatory of Music. Measurement 
of sidewalk paving. 

Huntington avenue, Gainsboro street to Hemenway street. 
Grade for edgestone and measurement of edgestone, 
gutter, crosswalk and sidewalk paving. 

Hutchings street, No. 43. Line and grade for edgestone 
tested, grade for inside and measurement of sidewalk 
paving. 

Hutchings street, No. 105. Grade of edgestone tested and 
measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Hutchings street, No. 116. Grade of edgestone tested. 

Hutchings street, No. 125. Grade of edgestone tested and 
measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Intervale street, southerly side, near Warren street. Line 
and grade for edgestone, line and grade for edgestone 
tested, grade for inside and measurement of sidewalk 
paving. 

Intervale street, northwesterly corner Blue Hill avenue. 
Line and grade for edgestone, line and grade for edge- 
stone tested, and grade for inside. 

Ivy street, Nos. 41 to 47. Grade of edgestone tested and 
measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Kingsbury street, at Washington street. Measurement of 
sidewalk paving. 

Lambert avenue, northwesterly side, Dorr street to Millmont 
street. Measurement of sidewalk paving. 

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

Longivood avenue, at Harvard Medical School. 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. 57 

Madison street. Grade for edgestone and measurement of 
edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Maple street. Georgia street to Schuyler street. Grade for 
edgestone and measurement of edgestone, gutter and 
sidewalk paving. 

Maple street, southerly corner Schuyler street. Grade for 
edgestone and measurement of edgestone, gutter and 
sidewalk paving, 

Marcella street, northerly side, at Washington street. Meas- 
urement of sidewalk paving. 

Massachusetts avenue, northwesterly corner Newbury street. 
Grade for area. 

Mayiuood street, Nos. 67 to 73. Grade for edgestone, grade 
of edgestone tested and measurement of sidewalk 
paving. 

Minden street, Nos. 85-87. Line and grade for edge- 
stone. 

Montana street, westerly side, at Georgia street. Measure- 
ment of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Montrose street, southwesterly corner Moreland street. Line 
and grade for edgestone. 

Mt. Pleasant avenue, No. 122. Measurement of sidewalk 
paving. 

Mountfort street, rear of No. 824 Beacon street. Grade of 
edgestone tested (twice), grade for edgestone, grade for 
inside and measurement of sidewalk pavement. 

Neivbury street, northwesterly corner Massachusetts avenue. 
Grade for area. 

Neivcomb street, Reed street to Harrison avenue. Grade of 
edgestone tested. 

Park street, northerly corner Bellevue street. Line and 
grade for edgestone. 

Quincy street, No. 99. Measurement of sidewalk paving. 

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

Rockland street, Walnut avenue to bend. Measurement of 
sidewalk paving. 

Ruthven street, southerly corner Walnut avenue. Grade 
of edgestone tested and measurement of sidewalk 
paving. 

Ruthven street, southwesterly side, Harold street to Walnut 
avenue. . Line and grade for edgestone and measure- 
ment of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Ruthven street, Humboldt avenue to Elm Hill avenue. Grade 
for edgestone and measurement of edgestone, gutter and 
sidewalk paving. 



58 City Document No. 17. 

St. Alphmsus street, southeasterly side, Calumet street to 
Tremont street. Measurement to locate old edgestone, 
grade for edgestone and measurement of edgestone, 
gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Sarsjield street, Columbus avenue to railroad. Measurement 
of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Schuyler street, southerly corner Maple street. Grade for 
edgestone. 

Schuyler street, Hartwell street to Maple street. Measure- 
ment of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Schuyler street, northeasterly side, Elm Hill avenue to Maple 
street. Measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk 
paving. 

Seaver street, easterly corner Walnut avenue. Grade for 
gutter. 

Sherman street, No. 24 to Bower street. Measurement of 
edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Shaivmut avenue, Woodbury street to Ball street. Measure- 
ment of edgestone, roadway and sidewalk paving. 

Shirley street, southerly corner Clifton street. Line and 
grade for edgestone. 

Smith street, Parker street to Phillips street. Grade for 
edgestone and measurement of edgestone, gutter and 
sidewalk paving. 

Smith street, St. Alphonsus street to Huntington avenue. 
Grade for edgestone and measurement of edgestone, 
gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Southampton street, northerly corner Atkinson street. Meas- 
urement for assessment. 

Thornton street, Ellis street to Valentine street. Measure- 
ment of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Valentine street, northeasterly side, Thornton street to Wash- 
ington street. Measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Valentine street, northeasterly side, Thornton street to Fulda 
street. Measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk 
paving. 

Wabeno street. Grade for edgestone. 

Wakullah street, easterly side, Rockland street to Dale street. 
Measurement of gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Walnut avenue, southeasterly corner Ruth veil street. Line 
and grade for edgestone, grade of edgestone tested, and 
measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Warren street, Dudley street to Moreland street. Grade for 

edgestone. 
Warren street, Dudley street to No. 115. Measurement of 
edgestone, roadway and sidewalk paving. 



Engineering Department. 59 

Warren street, No. 111. Grade of edgestone tested, line and 

grade for edgestone, line and grade for edgestone 

tested, grade for inside and measurement of sidewalk 

paving. 
Warren street, westerly side, Bower street to Dale street. 

Measurement of sidewalk paving. 
Warren street, Elm Hill avenue to Blue Hill avenue. Grade 

for edgestone and measurement of edgestone, roadway 

and sidewalk paving. 
Washington street, Arnold street to Eustis street. Grade 

for edgestone and measurement of edgestone, roadway 

and sidewalk paving. 
Washington street, Nos. 2220 to 2224. Grade of edgestone 

tested, grade of inside and measurement of sidewalk 

paving. 
Washington street, Vernon street to Marvin street. Grade 

for edgestone and measurement of edgestone, roadway 

and sidewalk paving. 
Washington street, Zeigler street to Dudley street. Grade 

for edgestone and measurement of edgestone, roadway 

and sidewalk paving. 
Washington street, Marcella street to Dale street. Measure- 
ment of edgestone and sidewalk paving. 
Washington street, Codman Hill street to Columbus avenue. 

Measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 
Waumbeck street, Warren street to Humboldt avenue. Grade 

for edgestone and measurement of edgestone, gutter and 

sidewalk paving. 
Waumbeck street, No. 84. Line and grade for edgestone, 

line and grade for edgestone tested, and measurement 

of sidewalk paving. 
Wenonah street. Grade for edgestone and measurement of 

edgestone and sidewalk paving. 
Weston street, Tremont street to Cabot street. Grade for 

edgestone and measurement of edgestone, gutter and 

sidewalk paving. 
Whitney street, at Smith street. Measurement of edgestone, 

gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Dorchester. 

Abbott street, Nos. 16-18 and 20. Line and grade for edge- 
stone, line and grade of edgestone tested, street line 
and grade marked, line and grade for artificial stone 
sidewalk tested, and measurement of artificial stone 
sidewalk. 



60 City Document No. IT. 

Abbot street, Nos. 17 to 23. 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. 

Adams street, Nos. 58 to 62. 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. 

Adams street, east side, between King street and Rozella 
street. Line and grade of edgestone. 

Adams street, southerly corner of Dorchester avenue. Line 
and grade of edgestone tested, street line and grade 
marked, grade of artificial stone sidewalk tested, and 
measurement of artificial stone sidewalk. 

Algonquin street, No. 28. Line and grade of edgestone 
tested, street line and grade marked, line and grade of 
artificial stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of arti- 
ficial stone sidewalk. 

Arcadia street, Nos. 15 to 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. 

Ashland street, Nos. 12 to 18. Measurement of amount 
of edgestone required. 

Ashland street, southwest corner of Elm street. Line and 
grade of edgestone tested, street line and grade marked, 
grade of artificial stone sidewalk tested, and measure- 
ment of artificial stone sidewalk. 

Ashland street, Nos. 9-15-17 and 19. 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. 

Belfort street, No. 4. 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. 

Bellevue street, Nos. 6 and 8. Line and grade for resetting 
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. 

Bellevue street, Nos. 31-36. 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 measurement of artificial stone sidewalk. 

Bloomfield street, Nos. 36-67-69-71-73-86-90. Measure- 
ment of artificial stone sidewalk. 



Engineering Department. 61 

Blue Hill avenue, between McLellan street and Glen way 
street. Line and grade for resetting 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, edgestone and 
gutter paving. 

Blue Hill avenue, Nos. 1631 to 1633 ; 1651-1661. 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. 

Bodwell street, No. 22. 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. 

Bowdoin avenue, from Eldon street to top of hill. Line and 
grade for edgestone. 

Bowdoin street, at Mt. Ida road. Line and grade for edge- 
stone. 

Bowdoin street, Nos. 27-29. Line and grade of edgestone 
tested, street line and grade marked, line and grade of 
artificial stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of arti- 
ficial stone sidewalk. 

Bowdoin street, No. 74. 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. 

Bowdoin street, No. 114. 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. 

Bowdoin street, No. 151. 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. 

Bowdoin street, Nos. 170 and 176. Line and grade of edge- 
stone tested, street line and grade marked, line and grade 
of artificial stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of 
artificial stone sidewalk. 

Bowdoin street, Nos. 1,85—1 85A. Line and grade of edge- 
stone tested, street line and grade marked, line and grade 
of artificial stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of 
artificial stone sidewalk. 

Bowdoin street, Nos. 213 to 221-229-338-344. 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. 



62 City Document No. 17. 

Boivdoin street, Nos. 114-342-344. Line and grade of edge- 
stone tested, street line and grade marked, line and grade 
of artificial stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of 
artificial stone sidewalk. 

Boivdoin street, Nos. 353 to 361. 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. 

Bradshaw street, Nos. 10-50-65. Line and grade of edge- 
stone tested, street line and grade marked, line and grade 
of artificial stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of 
artificial stone sidewalk. 

Bradshaw street, at southwest corner of Bicknell street. Line 
and grade for edgestone and measurement of edgestone 
and gutter paving. 

Burgess street, No. 28. Measurement of amount of edgestone 
required and line and grade for edgestone. 

Carruth street, No. 52. Line and grade for artificial stone 
sidewalk, line and grade of artificial stone sidewalk 
tested, and measurement of artificial stone sidewalk. 

Centre street, Nos. 344 to 368. 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, edgestone 
and gutter paving. 

Charles street, Nos. 10-12. Line and grade for edgestone, 
street line and grade marked, line and grade of artificial 
stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of artificial stone 
sidewalk. 

Charles street, Nos. 64 to 68-69-73. 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. 

Church street, Nos. 10-22. 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. 

Clarkson street, Nos. 68 to 78. 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. 

Colonial avenue, No. 2. 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. 



Engineering Department. 63 

Columbia road, Nos. 755 to 765. Line and grade for artifi- 
cial stone sidewalk, line and grade of artificial stone 
sidewalk tested, and measurement of artificial stone 
sidewalk. 

Corwin street, northeast corner of Arcadia street. Measure- 
ment of amount of edgestone required and line and 
grade for edgestone. 

Gushing avenue, Nos. 124 to 128. Line and grade for re- 
setting edgestone, line and grade of edgestone tested, 
street line and grade marked, and measurement of arti- 
ficial stone sidewalk. 

De Wolfe street, Nos. 9 to 23. Line and grade for resetting 
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. 

Dix street, No. 67. Line and grade for resetting 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 side- 
walk. 

Dorchester avenue, southeast corner of Adams street. Line 
and grade of edgestone tested, street grade marked, line 
and grade of artificial stone sidewalk tested, and measure- 
ment of artificial stone sidewalk. 

Dorchester avenue, between Ellet street and Leeds ville street. 
Line and grade for resetting edgestone and measurement 
of edgestone and roadway paving. 

Dorchester avenue, between Crescent avenue and Howe street. 
Measurement of roadway paving. 

Dorchester avenue, between Victoria street and Howe street. 
Measurement of roadway paving. 

Dorchester avenue, between Crescent avenue and beyond 
Sudan street. Measurement of roadway paving. 

Dorchester avenue, Nos. 1312-1314. Line and grade of edge- 
stone tested, street line and grade marked, line and 
grade of artificial stone sidewalk tested, and measure- 
ment of artificial stone sidewalk. 

Dorchester avenue, No. 1505. 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. 1635. 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. 



64 City Document No. 17. 

Dorchester avenue, No. 2175. 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, Nos. 2209 to 2221. 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. 

Dorchester avenue, Xos. 2255-2259. Line and grade of edge- 
stone tested, street line ard grade marked, line and grade 
of artificial stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of 
artificial stone sidewalk. 

Dracut street, No. 34. 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. 

Dracut street, Dorchester avenue to Bruce street. Line and 
grade for resetting edgestone and measurement of edge- 
stone and gutter paving. 

Draper street, No. 84. Line and grade of edgestone tested, 
street line and gi ade marked, line and grade of artificial 
stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of artificial stone 
sidewalk. 

Draper street, Nos. 141-143. Measurement of artificial stone 
sidewalk. 

Dudley street, No. 760. 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. 

Dudley street, Nos. 590-606. Line and grade of edgestone 
tested, street line and grade marked, grade of artificial 
stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of artificial 
stone sidewalk. 

Duke street, No. 37. Line and grade for artificial stone side- 
walk. 

Edson street, southeast corner of Norfolk street. Line and 
grade for edgestone. 

Elm street, southwest corner of Ashland 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. 

Elton street, Xos. 5-9. Measurement of amount of edge- 
stone required, 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. 



Engineering Department. 65 

Fayston street, No. 7. Measurement of artificial stone side- 
walk. 

Fenelon street, northwest corner Merrill street. Line and 
grade of edgestone tested, street line and grade marked, 
and grade of artificial stone sidewalk tested, and meas- 
urement of artificial stone sidewalk. 

Florida street, Nos. Ill to 115. Line and grade of edgestone 

| tested, street line and grade marked. 

Freeport street, from Linden street to railroad. Line and 
grade for resetting edgestone. 

Freeport street, Nos. 329 to 341. Measurement of amount 
of edgestone required and line and grade for edge- 
stone. 

Geneva avenue, Bowdoin street to Westville street. Line 
and grade for edgestone and measurement of edgestone 
and gutter paving. 

Geneva avenue, at No. 21 Homes avenue. 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. 

Geneva avenue, Waldeck street to Vinson street. Line and 
grade for edgestone and measurement of edgestone and 
gutter paving. 

Geneva avenue, Nos. 91 to 103. Line and grade of edge- 
stone tested, street line and grade marked, line and grade 
of artificial stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of 
artificial stone sidewalk. 

Geneva avenue, No. 105. Line and grade for edgestone. 

Geneva avenue, Nos. 100-106. Line and grade for edge- 
stone, line and grade of edgestone tested, inside grade 
marked, line and grade for artificial stone sidewalk 
tested, and measurement of artificial stone sidewalk. 

Geneva avenue, No. 362. 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. 

Geneva avenue, Nos. 460-462. 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. 

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

Glenway street, east side, from Brenton street to Harvard 
street. Line and grade for resetting edgestone, and 
measurement of edgestone and gutter paving. 



66 City Document No. 17. 

Grlenioay street, at Endicott school. Line and grade of edge- 
stone tested, street line and grade marked, line and 
grade of artificial stone sidewalk tested, and measure- 
ment of artificial stone sidewalk, edgestone and gutter 
paving. 

Glenway street, south side, at Blue Hill avenue. Line and 
grade for resetting edgestone, line and grade of edge- 
stone tested, street line and grade marked, line and 
grade of artificial stone sidewalk tested, and measure- 
ment of artificial stone sidewalk, edgestone and gutter 
paving. 

Glenway street, No. 11. Line and grade for resetting 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, 
edgestone and gutter paving. 

Glenway street, No. 64. 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. 

Grafton street, south side, from Dorchester avenue to Button- 
wood street. Line and grade for gutter. 

Greenbrier street, Nos. 12-14-16 and 38. Line and grade 
for resetting 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. 

Greenmount street, south side, at Dorchester avenue. Line 
and grade for artificial stone sidewalk. 

Hamilton street, Nos. 70-72-74. Line and grade of edge- 
stone tested, street line and grade marked, line and 
grade of artificial stone sidewalk tested, and measure- 
ment of artificial stone sidewalk. 

Hamilton street, No. 109. Measurement of artificial stone 
sidewalk. 

Hamilton street, Nos. 156-176-180-182-184. 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, Nos. 165-167-169-171-175-203-205. 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. 

Harley street, from Roslin street to Walton street. Line 
and grade for edgestone and gutters, and measurement 
of same. 



Engineering Department. 67 

Hartford street, from Hooper street to Howard avenue. 
Line and grade for resetting edgestone. 

Hartland street, Saxton street to Tuttle street. Line and 
grade for edgestone. 

Harvard street, north side, from Glenway street to School 
street. Line and grade for edgestone and measurement 
of edgestone and gutter paving. 

Harvard street, No. 106. 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. 

Harvard street, Nos. 207-209. Line and grade of edgestone 
tested, street line and grade marked, line and grade of 
edgestone tested, and measurement of artificial stone 
sidewalk. 

Hendry street, Nos. 3-5-7. 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. 

Homes avenue, Nos. 21-42-44-46. Line and grade of edge- 
stone tested, street line and grade marked, line and grade 
of aitificial stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of 
artificial stone sidewalk. 

Jerome street, at St. Mary's Infant Asylum. Line and grade 
for edgestone. 

King street, No. 17. Measurement of coal tar concrete side- 
walk. 

Kingsdale street, Nos. 33 to 37. Line and grade for edge- 
stone, 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. 

Kingsdale street extension, No. 67 to Talbot avenue. Line 
and grade for filling. 

Kingsdale street, Nos. 41 and 49. 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 side- 
walk. 

Kingsdale street, Nos. 67-69. Line and grade for 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 side- 
walk. 

Leyland street, No. 34. Line and grade for edge- 
stone. 



68 City Document No. 17. 

Linden street, south side, at Dorchester avenue. Liue and 
grade for edgestone, line and grade of edgestone tested, 
street line and grade marked, line and grade of arti- 
ficial stone sidewalk tested, and measuremeut of arti- 
ficial stone sidewalk. 

Lyndhurst street, Nos. 38 and 48. Measurement of artificial 
stone sidewalk. 

Magnolia street, No. 25. Line and grade of edgestone tested, 
street line and grade marked, line and grade of artifical 
stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of artificial 
stone sidewalk. 

Margaret street. Line and grade for artificial stone side- 
walk. 

Marlowe street. Line and grade for artificial stone side- 
walk. 

Mather street, northwest corner of Dorchester avenue. 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. 

May field street, No. 25. Line and grade for driveway. 

May field street, No. 72. Measurement of artificial stone 
sidewalk. 

McLellan street, at Endicott school. Measurement of amount 
edgestone required. 

McLellan street, at Endicott school. Line and grade for edge- 
stone, line and grade of edgestone tested, street line and 
grade marked, and measurement of artificial stone side- 
walk, edgestone and gutter paving. 

Mellen street, Nos. 18 and 50. Measurement of artificial 
stone sidewalk. 

Merrill $treet, corner of Fenelon street. Line and grade of 
edgestone tested, inside grade marked, grade of artificial 
stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of artificial stone 
sidewalk. 

Michigan avenue, Nos. 9-11. Line and grade of edgestone 
tested, street line and grade marked. 

Mill street, Nos. 26-28. Measurement of amount of edge- 
stone required and line and grade for edgestone, and 
measurement of edgestone and gutter paving. 

Mill street, Nos. 29-33-37. Measurement of amount of 
edgestone required, 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. 

Mill street, No. 4-4. Measurement of amount of edgestone 
required, and line and grade for edgestone. 



Engineering Department. 69 

Milton avenue, Nos. 2-6. Line and grade for resetting 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. 

Milton avenue, Nos. 14 to 18 A. Line and grade of edge- 
stone tested, street line and grade marked, line and 
grade of artificial stone sidewalk tested, and measurement 
of artificial stone sidewalk. 

Montello street, No. 14. Measurement of amount of edge- 
stone required. 

Montello street, No. 20. Line and grade of edgestone tested, 
street line and grade marked, grade of artificial stone 
tested, and measurement of artificial stone walk. 

Morse street, west side, from Bowdoin avenue to Washington 
street. Line and grade for resetting edgestone and 
measurement of edgestone and gutter paving. 

Morton street, Nos. 1256-1258. 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. 

Mt. Ida road, southeast corner of Potosi street. Line and 
grade for resetting edgestone. 

Mt. Vernon street, Boston street to Dorchester avenue. Line 
and grade for resetting edgestone and measurement of 
edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Neponset avenue, Nos. 16-18. 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. 

Norfolk street, Nos. 142-144-146. Measurement of amount 
of edgestone required and line and grade for edgestone. 

Norfolk street, at cemetery. Measurement of amount of 
edgestone required and line and grade for edgestone. 

Norfolk street, No. 160-166. Line and grade for edgestone, 
line and grade of edgestone tested, inside grade marked, 
line and grade of artificial stone sidewalk tested, and 
measurement of artificial stone sidewalk. 

Norton street, Nos. 10-14-18 to 28-30 to 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 measurement of artificial 
stone sidewalk, edgestone and gutter paving. 

Norton street, Nos. 41-43-45. 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. 



70 City Document No. 17. 

Norton street, No. 58. Measurement of amount of edgestone 
required and line and grade for edgestone. 

Ocean street, No. 75. Line and grade for edgestone tested, 
street line and grade marked, line and grade of artificial 
stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of artificial 
stone sidewalk. 

Ocean street, southwest corner of Welles avenue. Line and 
grade for resetting edgestone, and measurement of edge- 
stone and gutter paving. 

Old road, southeast side, at Glenway street. Line and grade 
for edgestone, and measurement of edgestone and gutter 
paving. 

Olney street, Nos. 11-17. 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. 

Ormond street. Line and grade for artificial stone side- 
walk. 

Park street, between railroad and Waldeck street. Measure- 
ment of coal tar concrete. 

Park street, No. 263. 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. 

Pleasant street, Nos. 70-72 and 115. 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. 

Potosi street, corner of Mt. Ida road. Line and grade for 
resetting edgestone. 

Potosi street, near Mt. Ida road. Line and grade for reset- 
ting edgestone. 

Prescott place. Line and grade for artificial stone side- 
walk. 

Quincy street, northwest corner Bowdoin street. Line and 
grade of edgestone tested, inside grade marked, grade 
of artificial stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of 
artificial stone sidewalk. 

Richfield street, No. 56. Line and grade for resetting 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. 

River street. Line and grade for resurfacing. 

River street, No. 600. Line and grade for edgestone. 

Rockdale street, near Oakland street. Grade for artificial 
stone sidewalk. 



Engineering Department. 71 

Rockwell street, No. 31. Line and grade for edgestone, street 
line and grade marked, line and grade of artificial stone 
sidewalk tested, and measurement of artificial stone 
sidewalk. 

Romsey street, No. 77. Line and grade for edgestone. 

Roseclair street, Nos. 24-61-63. Line and grade of edge- 
stone tested, street line and grade marked, line and 
grade of artificial stone sidewalk tested, and measure- 
ment of artificial stone sidewalk. 

Rosewood street, near Oakland street. Grade for artificial 
stone sidewalk. 

Roslin street, line and grade for dish gutters and measure- 
ment of gutter paving. 

Sargent street, No. 9. Line and grade for edgestone tested, 
inside grade marked, grade for artificial stone sidewalk 
tested, and measurement of artificial stone sidewalk. 

Savin Hill avenue, Nos. 14-16-18. Line and grade of edge- 
stone tested, street line and grade marked, line and 
grade of artificial stone sidewalk tested, and measure- 
ment of artificial stone sidewalk. 

School street, from Athelwold street to Washington street. 
Line and grade for edgestone and measurement of edge- 
stone and gutter paving. 

Seaver street, Nos. 350-354-356. Line and grade for edge- 
stone. 

Southern avenue, northerly corner of Talbot avenue. Grade 
for artificial stone sidewalk. 

Southern avenue, northwesterly corner Whitfield street. 
Grade for artificial stone sidewalk. 

Standish street, No. 3. 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. 

Standish street, No. 4. Measurement of amount of edge- 
stone required and line and grade for edgestone. 

Standish street, Nos. 12-14. Line and grade for edgestone. 

Stoughton street, from Columbia road to Pleasant street. 
Line and grade for resetting edgestone and measure- 
ment of edgestone and gutter paving. 

Talbot avenue, Welles avenue to High School. Line and 
grade for resetting edgestone and measurement of edge- 
stone and gutter paving. 

Talbot avenue, and Whitfield street. Line and grade of 
edgestone tested, line and grade for artificial stone side- 
walk tested, and measurement of artificial stone side- 
walk. 



72 City Document No. 17. 

Talbot avenue, Nos. 287-289. 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. 

Talbot avenue, at Kingsdale street extension. Line and 
grade for opening. 

Tebroc street, east side. Line and grade for edgestone. 

Thetford avenue, Nos. 32 and 64. Line and grade of edge- 
stone tested, street line and grade marked, line and 
grade of artificial stone sidewalk tested, and measure- 
ment of artificial stone sidewalk. 

Thetford avenue, No. 62. Line and grade for edge- 
stone. 

Thornley street, Nos. 22-24-26. Line and grade of edge- 
stone tested, street line and grade marked, line and 
grade of artificial stone sidewalk tested, and measure- 
ment of artificial stone sidewalk. 

Thornley street, Nos. 19-21-23-25. Line and grade for 
resetting 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. 

Tonawanda street, from Geneva avenue to Greenbrier 
street. Line and grade for resetting edgestone and 
measurement of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk pav- 
ing. 

Topliff street, Nos. 5-7-31-32-34. Line and grade of edge- 
stone tested, street line and grade marked, line and grade 
of artificial stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of 
artificial stone sidewalk. 

Vaughan street, northerly side, near Blue Hill avenue. Line 
and grade for artificial stone sidewalk. 

Wales street, from Blue Hill avenue to Harvard street. 
Line and grade for edgestone and measurement of edge- 
stone and gutter paving. 

Wales street, No. 32. 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. 

Wales street extension, Talbot avenue to Nightingale street. 
Grade for filling. 

Walton street, from Washington street to Harley street. 
Line and grade for resetting edgestone, street line and 
grade marked, line and grade for artificial stone side- 
walk tested, and measurement of artificial stone side- 
walk, edgestone and gutter paving. 



Engineering Department. 73 

Washington street, from Bowdoin street to Eldon street. Line 
and grade for edgestone, and measurement of edgestone, 
gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Washington street, from Euclid street to Ashmont street. 
Line and grade for edgestone and measurement of edge- 
stone and gutter paving. 

Washington street, east side, from Walton street to Welles 
avenue. 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. 

Washington street, at Baker court. Measurement of amount 
of edgestone required and line and grade for edgestone. 

Washington street, No. 1209. 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. 

Welles avenue, south side, Washington street to Harley 
street. 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. 

Wells avenue, Harley street to Ocean street. Line and grade 
for dish gutters and measurement of gutter paving. 

Welles avenue, near Talbot avenue. Line and grade for 
repaying dish gutters. 

Welles avenue, Nos. 16-22-51-55. Line and grade of edge- 
stone tested, street line and grade marked, line and 
grade of artificial stone sidewalk tested, and measure- 
ment of artificial stone sidewalk. 

Wellington Hill street, No. 68. Line and grade for artificial 
stone sidewalk. 

Wellington road. Revised grade for artificial stone sidewalk. 

Westville street, No. 76. Line and grade for resetting 
edgestone. 

Wheatland avenue, Nos. 29-34-37-38-42-51. 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. 

Whitfield street, southwest corner Talbot avenue. Line and 
grade tested for artificial stone sidewalk. 

Winter street, northwest corner Church street. 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. 



74 City Document No. 17. 

Wolcott street, Nos. 31-33-34-35-37-40. Line and grade 
of edgestone tested, street line and grade marked, line 
and grade of artifical stone sidewalk tested, and measure- 
ment of artificial stone sidewalk. 

Woodward Park street, from Folsom street to Howard avenue, 
Measurement of amount of edgestone required and line 
and grade for edgestone. 

Wrentham street, Nos. 89-91. 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. 

Wrentham street, northeasterly corner Dorchester avenue. 
Measurement of coal tar concrete. 

West Roxbury. 

Amory street, westerly side Boylston street to Green street. 
Line and grade for resetting edgestone and measurement 
of edgestone and gutter paving. 

Ashland street, Rowe street to railroad bridge. Line and 
grade for roadway and gutter paving. 

Beech street, Washington street to Poplar street. Line and 
grade for paving gutters and measurement of gutter 
paving. 

Blakemore street, Hyde Park avenue to railroad bridge. 
Line and grade for edgestone and measurement of edge- 
stone and gutter paving. 

Boylston street, at Brookside avenue. Line and grade for 
resetting edgestone, line and grade of edgestone tested, 
inside grade marked, and measurement of sidewalk 
paving. 

Boylston street, No. 25. Line and grade of edgestone tested, 
inside grade marked and measurement of sidewalk 
paving. 

Boylston street, Nos. 191-193. Line and grade of edgestone 
tested, inside grade marked, and measurement of side- 
walk paving. 

Boylston street, at railroad bridge. Measurement of sidewalk 
paving. 

Brookside avenue, at Boylston street. Line and grade for 
resetting edgestone, line and grade of edgestone tested, 
inside grade marked, and measurement of sidewalk 
paving. 

Colder street, No. 12. Line and grade for resetting edge- 
stone, line and grade of edgestone tested, inside grade 
marked, and measurement of sidewalk paving. 



Engineering Department. 75 

Carolina avenue, South street to Call street. Line and grade 
for paving gutters and measurement of gutter paving. 

Centre street, at Starr lane and at Soldiers' Monument. Meas- 
urement of sidewalk paving. 

Centre street, Nos. 660-708-710-716. Measurement of side- 
walk paving. 

Centre street, No. 1129. Measurement of edgestone, revised 
grade of edgestone given, line and grade of edgestone 
tested (twice), inside grade marked, and measurement 
of sidewalk paving. 

Congreve street, South street to Centre street. Line and 
grade for resetting edgestone and measurement of edge- 
stone and gutter paving. 

Cornwall street, Brookside avenue to Amory street. Line 
and grade for paving gutters and measurement of gutter 
paving. 

Danforth street, Paul Gore street to Boylston street. Line 
and grade for edgestone and measurement of edgestone 
and gutter paving. 

Elm street, Roanoke avenue to Greenough avenue. Line 
and grade for resetting edgestone and measurement of 
edgestone and gutter paving. 

Elm street, at Seaverns avenue. Measurement of sidewalk 
paving. 

Florence street, Ashland street to Poplar street. Line and 
grade for edgestone and measurement of edgestone and 
gutter paving. 

Florence street, No. 23. Measurement of concrete paving. 

Forest Hills street, No. 156. Measurement of sidewalk 
paving. 

Germania street, Haverford street to Brookside avenue. Line 
and grade for paving gutters and measurement of gutter 
paving. 

Glen road, No. 53. Measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Green street, No. 45. Measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Greenough avenue, westerly side, near Elm street. Measure- 
ment of edgestone and gutter paving. 

Hewlett street, at Longfellow school. Estimate of amount of 
edgestone required and line and grade for edgestone. 

Lamartine street, No. 276 to Oakdale street and at No. 327. 
Measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Lorraine street. Street corners staked out for construction. 

Meredith street. Street corners staked out for construction. 

Metropolitan avenue, at Augustus avenue. Line and grade 
for edgestone and measurement of edgestone and gutter 
paving. 



76 City Document No. IT. 

Morrison street, at Gardner street. Street line for building 
fence. 

Mt. Hope street. Hyde Park avenue to Stony brook. Line 
and grade for paving gutters and measurement of gutter 
paving. 

Newburg street. Cornell street to Beech street. Line and 
grade for resetting edgestone and measurement of edge- 
stone and gutter paving. 

Penfield street, Birch street to Belgrade avenue Line and 
grade for edgestone and measurement of edgestone and 
gutter paving. 

Paul Giore street, south side, Danforth street to Lamartine 
street. Line and grade for edgestone and measurement 
of edgestone and gutter paving. 

Paul Grore street, Nos. 31-33. Line and grade of edgestone 
tested and inside grade marked. 

Paul G-ore street, No. 88. Line and grade for edgestone and 
line and grade for edgestone tested. 

Rosemary street. Street corners staked out for construction. 

Howe street. Street corners staked out for construction. 

School street, Washington street to Walnut avenue. Line 
and grade for edgestone and gutters and measurement 
of edgestone and gutter paving. 

Seaverns avenue, No. 63. Measurement of sidewalk paving. 

South street, at Soldiers' Monument. Measurement of side- 
walk paving. 

South street, Nos. 12-44-53-55-67. Measurement of side- 
walk paving. 

Spring Park avenue, No. 18. Line and grade of edgestone 
tested, inside grade marked and measurement of side- 
walk paving. 

Stratford street, Anawan avenue to Clement avenue. Meas- 
urement of sidewalk paving. 

Tappan street, South street to end. Line and grade for edge- 
stone and gutters and measurement of edgestone and 
gutter paving. 

Temple street, Vermont street to Keith street. Line and 
grade for paving gutters and measurement of gutter 
paving. 

Vermont street, La Grange street to Temple street. Line and 
grade for paving gutters and measurement of gutter 
paving. 

Washington street, Columbus avenue to School street and 
Green street to Morton street. Line and grade for 
regulating edgestone and sidewalk and measurement of 
edgestone and gutter paving. 



Engineering Department. 77 

Washington street, Nos. 3351-3357. Measurement of side- 
walk paving. 

Weld avenue, Columbus avenue to School street. Line and 
grade for resetting edgestone and measurement of edge- 
stone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Wenham street, Weld Hill street to Walk Hill street. Line 
and grade for resetting edgestone and measurement of 
edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Westbourne street, Cornell street to Beech street. Line and 
grade for resetting edgestone and measurement of edge- 
stone, gutter and crosswalk paving. 

Brighton. 

Arlington street, Parsons street, westerly to end. Line and 
grade for paving gutters. 

Ashford street, Pratt street to Linden street. Measurement 
of sidewalk paving. 

Beacon street, Reservoir lane to Newton line. Line and 
grade for macadamizing street. 

Braintree street, Nos. 93-107. Estimate of amount of edge- 
stone required and line and grade for edgestone. 

Cambridge street, at Royal street and Nos. 237-243. 
Measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Chester street, Brighton avenue to Commonwealth avenue. 
Line and grade for resetting edgestone and measurement 
of edgestone and gutter paving. 

Chester street, Gardner street to Ashford street. Measure- 
ment of sidewalk paving. 

Corey road, Nos. 84-86. Line and grade of artificial stone 
sidewalk tested and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Gardner street, at Harvard avenue. Measurement of side- 
walk paving. 

Hano street. Line and grade for macadamizing street. 

Harvard avenue, Nos. 31-37 and 90-96. Line and grade 
for resetting edgestone, line and grade of edgestone 
tested, inside grade marked, and measurement of side- 
walk paving. 

Harvard avenue, at Cambridge street. Measurement of side- 
walk paving. 

Henshaw street, at police station l@t. Measurement of side- 
walk paving. 

Herrick street, North Beacon street to Hichborn street. Line 
and grade for paving gutters. 

Hichborn street, North Beacon street to Arthur street. Line 
and grade for paving gutters. 



78 City Document No. 17. 

Lanark road, corner Sutherland road. Line and grade for 
paving gutters. 

Market street, Washington street to North Beacon street. 
Line and grade for resetting edgestone and measure- 
ment of edgestone and gutter paving. 

North Beacon street, Cambridge street to Murdock street. 
Line and grade for paving gutters and measurement of 
edgestone and gutter paving. 

Orkney road, No. 10. Line and grade of edgestone tested 
and inside grade marked. 

Parsons street, No. 66. Line and grade for resetting edge- 
stone, line and grade of edgestone tested, inside grade 
marked, and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Royal street, No. 59. Estimate of amount of edgestone 
required and line and grade for edgestone. 

Selkirk road, south side, Sutherland road to Chiswick road. 
Line and grade for paving gutters. 

Strathmore road, Englewood avenue to Commonwealth 
avenue. Line and grade for paving gutters and meas- 
urement of gutter paving. 

Sutherland road, Englewood avenue to Commonwealth 
avenue. Line and grade for paving gutters and meas- 
urement of gutter and crosswalk paving. 

Washington street, south side, Academy Hill road to Winship 
street. Measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Washington street, at Wirt street. Measurement of sidewalk 
paving. 

Wirt street, at police station lot. Measurement of sidewalk 
paving. 

Wirt street, No. 20. Line and grade for edgestone. 



Engineering Department. 



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PLANS 

IN SURVEYING DIVISION, ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT, JANUARY 31, J907 



General Head under which Classified. 



Number 

of 
Plans. 



Vol. A Plans of 

" B 

" C 

" D 

" E 

" F 

" G 

" 1 to 13i.... 



14, 15, 
and 17 



(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 

" " " 1868 

" " " South Boston, 1S48 



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 plana of the streets in Boston, 1819. 

Plans of estates 

Carried forward 



18 

1 

664 



97 
103 
165 
131 
108 
256 
118 

53 



3,771 



1 Vol. 8 is a set of architects' plans, and has been transferred to the Public Buildings 
Department. 



80 



City Document No. 17. 



PLANS 

IN SURVEYING DIVISION, ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT, JANUARY 31, 

1907. — Continued. 



General Head under which Classified. 



Number 

of 
Plans. 



Vol 41 • Part 1 
Vol. 41 ) part 2 

" 42 

" 43 

" 44 

" 45 

" 46 

" 47 

" lb 

" 49 

" 50 

" 51 

" 52 

" 53 

" 54 

" 55 

" 56 

" 57 

" 58 

" 59 

" 60 

" 61 

" 62 

" 63 

" 64 

" 65 

" 66 

" 67 

" 68 

" 70 

" 71 to 82.... 



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 Roxbury 



widenings in Roxbury 

" etc., in Roxbury. 



Third Parish and Grammar School lands in Roxbury. 

Plans of widenings in Roxbury 

" " City lands and widenings in Roxbury 

Profiles of streets in Roxbury 



Plans of widenings in Brighton. 
" " estates in Brighton 



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



Profiles of streets 

Plans of City property, etc., in West Roxbury. 
' estates, etc., in West Roxbury 



and Brighton. 



Charlestown plans, in bound volumes, showing street 
widenings and estates 

Charlestown street surveys 

Miscellaneous plans 

Carried forward 



Engineering Department. 



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PLANS 

IN SURVEYING DIVISION, ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT, JANUARY 3 1 

1907.— Continued. 



General He.id under which Classified. 



Number 

of 
Plans. 



Drought forward 

ans of estates in Roxbur 



Insurance volumes. 



Dorchester surveys. 



Plans of estates, etc 

" " " " in Dorchester 

Sectional plans, City Proper, pipe locations 

" " South Boston, west of G street 

" " " " east " " " 

" " East Boston, southeast of Bremen st. 

" " " " northwest " " " . 

Miscellaneous plans 

Tracings of plans and profiles 



Assessors' plans, 1, Roxbury and West Roxbury. 

" " 2, Dorchester and Brighton 

" " 3, City Proper 



4, South Bay Harbor and Charles- 
town 



5, East Boston 

6A, South Boston. 



Carried forward. 



113 

140 

10 

25 

31 

28 

27 

65 

61 

63 

104 

534 

12 

24 

19 

27 

27 

8 

125 

152 

137 

215 

267 

59 

24 

81 

49 

72 
129 
137 



11,0 



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City Document No. 17. 



PLANS 

IN SURVEYING DIVISION, ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT, JANUARY 31, 

1907. — Continued. 



General Head under which Classified . 



Number 

of 

Plans. 



Vol. IIS. 

" 119. 

" 120. 

" 121. 

" 122. 

" 123. 

" 121. 

" 125. 

" 126. 

" 127 

" 12S. 

" 129. 



Brought forward 

Assessors' Plans, 7A, Back Bay 

SA, Roxbury 

8B, " 

9A , Dorchester 

9B, " 

10A, West Roxbury 

10B, " " 

HA, Brighton 

Hale's street mans 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 



" 130 

" 131 

" 132 

" 133 

" 134 

In Case A — 
" Drawer B. 
C. 
" Cases CC. 
" Drawer E. 
F. 

G. 
H. 
L. 

M. 

N. 
O. 



Copies of deed plans and plans of other surveyors. 



Copies of plaus from Land Court. 



" Case T 

" Drawers 

Vol. I. to LX VI. 



Maps of Boston, etc 

Plans and profiles of streets in Dorchester. 

Plans of estates in Dorchester 

Miscellaneous rolled plans 

Plans from surveys in City Proper 



Plans and profiles from surveys in City Proper and 
Roxbury 



South Boston plans and profiles 

East Boston plans and profiles 

Official plans, profiles, etc 

Copies of plans by other surveyors 

Plan of City lands 

Miscellaneous street plans 

Plans of takings for Sewerage "Works 

Miscellaneous rolled tracings 

Tracings of plans and profiles 

Copies of official plans indexed in Vol. 31 and Drawer L, 
Carried forward 



Engineering Department. 



83 



PLANS 



IN SURVEYING DIVISION, ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT, JANUARY 31, 
1907.— Continued. 



General Head under which Classified. 



Number 

of 
Plans. 



Brought forward 

Maps, etc., in bound volumes 

Miscellaneous plans of the Back Bay Commission in 
portfolio 

Hanging plans 

Plans in Progress, City Proper 

" " " South Boston 

" " " East Boston 

" " " Roxbury 

" Dorchester 

" West Roxbury 

" " " Brighton 

" " " Charlestown 

Roxbury sectional plans 

West Roxbury sectional plans 

Sectional plans filled under Board of Survey act 

Plans filled by the Boston Transit Commission 

" " " " Boston Terminal Company 

Sectional plans of Dorchester 

Blue prints of official 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 Divisior 
Old Colon v 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: 



( ity Proper 

East Boston 

South Boston.. 

Roxbury 

Dorchester. .. . 
Charlestown.... 
West Roxbury. 

Brighton 

Carried forwan, 



26,955 
1,450 

15 
23 
72 
46 
47 
114 
275 
150 
80 
10 



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PLANS 

IN SURVEYING DIVISION, ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT, JANUARY 31, 

1907. — Concluded. 



General Head under which Classified. 



Number 

of 
Plans. 



Brought forward 

Plans of proposed streets submitted by owners for the 
approval of the Board of Street Commissioners now 
under consideration : 

Roxbury 

Dorchester 

West Roxbury 

Brighton 



3,182 



33,359 



There are also 8,726 lithographed plans in the office at 
Old Court House not included in the foregoing list, viz. : 



Lithographed maps of Dorchester, made in 1869 . 

" " 1880 . 
" West Roxbury, made in 1873 
44 Fort Hill, made in 1866-69 . 
" Church-street district, made in 1868 
44 Washington-street widening (parts 1, 2, 8) 

made in 1860 
" Washington-street extension, made in 1869 
" North street, made in 1859 . 
" Stony brook, drainage area . 
" Boston, made in 1866-67 
44 Boston, made in 1888 . 
" Suffolk-street district, made in 1869 
44 South Boston, made in 1880 
" Roxbury, made in 1880 
44 Burnt district 
" Mt. Hope Cemetery 
" Winthrop Farm 
" Hanover avenue . 
u Muddy river . 

44 Pemberton square, Court-house site 
" East Newton street, lots on, sold by 

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

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

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

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

in 1890 



Carried forward 3,103 



124 
10 
77 

170 

1,190 

324 

44 

10 

98 

30 

7 

60 

81 

63 

23 

49 

44 

41 

195 



136 
60 



Engineering Department. 85 

Brought forward . . . • 3,103 

Lithographed maps of Boston, scale 800 feet to an inch, made in 

1891, colored plans 5 

" " Boston Proper, scale 500 feet to an inch, 

made in 1894 12 

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

1893 64 

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

1893 ' ... 83 

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

1893 100 

' High street, public lands sold by auction, 16 
" " " Beacon Hill, State House site ... 38 

" " Harrison avenue, Savage School-house lot, 

auction plan 57 

" " Boston Proper, showing changes in street 

and wharf lines from 1795 to 1895 . . 248 

3,726 



City Document No. 17. 



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



A large part of the work done during the past year was of 
a routine character. In order to decrease the excessive loss 
of head existing on the low service between Chestnut Hill 
reservoir and the city proper, it was decided to lay a 48-inch 
main from the 30-inch and 36-inch mains in Tremont street, 
via Prentiss street and Longwood avenue, to connect with 
the 40-inch main in Brookline avenue, and thence to extend 
it, in the near future, to connect with the 48-inch main in 
Beacon street, Brookline, at Coolidge Corner. A beginning 
was made in this work during the year by laying 1,462 feet 
of 48-inch pipe in Longwood avenue, westerly from Hunt- 
ington avenue. 

The work of replacing the old 30-inch main in Tremont 
street, begun in 1903, was continued, and 568 feet of new 
pipe was laid from Kendall street to a point near Burke 
street, where the old pipe was found to be in good condition. 
The old 30-inch main from Massachusetts avenue to Burke 
street was abandoned. 

A large amount of miscellaneous work was done in con- 
nection with the construction of the subway in Washington 
street ; it Avas necessary to abandon the 24-inch main in Union 
street, Haymarket square, and Merrimac street from Han- 
over street to Canal street, and the 20-inch main in Washing- 
ton street North, from Union street to Stillman street ; to 
replace these pipes a 30-inch main was laid from the 30-inch 
main in Traverse street, via Haverhill street, Stillman street 
and Endicott street to Cross street, where a 30-inch branch 
was left for a future extension ; from this point a 24-inch 
main was laid in Endicott street to Hanover street, and the 
old 24-inch main in Hanover street was relaid. The 24-inch 
main in Washington street was relaid from State street to 
Adams square. All of these large mains abandoned on 
account of the subway construction were a part of the orig- 
inal distribution system. 

Considerable progress was made in the work of extending 
the High and Low Service Systems to the South Boston 
Flats, 226 feet of 24-inch and 959 feet of 16-inch pipe being 
laid, principally in Congress street. 



Engineering Department. 87 

The work of increasing the supply of water for fire pur- 
poses was continued, and improvements in this line were made 
in different parts of the city, notably in Charlestown, where 
about one mile of 12-inch pipe, supplying hydrants, was laid 
in the yards of the B. & M. R.R. west of Rutherford avenue. 
This work has greatly lessened the serious danger which 
threatened Charlestown from fires originating in the Boston 
& Maine Railroad freight sheds which extend along Ruther- 
ford avenue from the State prison to foot of Spice court. 

A 2-inch lead pipe, laid in 1895 from Moon Island to Long 
Island, was taken up and laid between Long and Rainsford 
Islands to serve as an emergency pipe, as the existing 4-inch 
flexible pipe had failed several times. 

Electrical investigations have been continued, and addi- 
tional evidence has been found that serious damage is being 
done to the water-pipe system by electrolysis. 



GENERAL STATISTICS. 
Boston Water Department. 

Daily average amount used (gallons) . , 90,951,800 

Daily average amount used through meters dur- 
ing 1906 (gallons) . ... 21,055,600 

Number of services February 1, 1907 . . 93,202 

Number af meters in service February 1, 1907 . 5,084 

Number of meters under supervision February 1 , 

1907 120 

Number of elevators under supervision February 

1, 1907 ....... 591 

Length of supply and distributing mains in miles 

February 1, 1907 743.6 

Number of public hydrants in use February 1, 

1907 ..." 7,772 

Yearly revenue from annual water rates (as- 
sessed) $1,350,188.41 

Yearly revenue from metered water (assessed) . $1,173,696.71 

Percentage of total revenue from metered water, 46.51 

Yearly expense of maintenance . . . $532,189.33 



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Engineering Department. 89 



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



Alford-street Sea Wall. 

A plan and specifications were made for repairing about 
54 feet of the Alford-street sea wall, on the westerly side of 
the street on the Charlestown end, near the Maiden bridge 
abutment. 

The old wall was removed to the surface of the ground 
and the wall rebuilt, using the best of the old stone and some 
new granite blocks. 

The work was done by H. J. White under his contract, 
dated June 15, 1906, at a cost of $1,000, and was completed 
July 18, 1906. 

Bridge Connecting Summer-street Bridge with 
Congress-street Bridge. 

A contract was made with George T. Rendle, November 
15, 1906, for rebuilding about 64 feet of this bridge, which 
had fallen from excessive loading, and doing other work on 
the bridge. 

The work was completed January 15, 1907, at a cost of 
$1,763.61 for labor, piles and iron. 

East Boston Ferries. 

Coal Pocket. — A contract was made with George Hayes, 
November 3, 1905, for removing the old coal shed and wharf 
at the East Boston landing of the North Ferry, and building 
a new wharf, a coal pocket and a small storehouse. After 
the contract was made the old shed was nearly filled with 
coal by the Ferry Division, and the work of tearing down the 
old shed was not begun until May 17, 1906, at which time 
most of the coal had been used. The contract work was 
completed November 8, except painting the coal pocket and 
building the storehouse. The painting was completed 
December 19. Coal was delivered in the new pocket the 
latter part of January. 

Ferry Piers, etc. — Estimates were made of the cost of 
putting all the ferry piers in first-class condition, and for 
repairing the sea wall on the Boston side of the South Ferry. 



90 City Document No. 17. 

North Ferry, Boston Side. — A contract was made with 
Lawler Bros., June 15, for repairing the north and middle 
piers. Fifty-three new piles were driven, 180 linear feet 
were replanked, many walling pieces and a few girders were 
renewed. The work was completed October 24, at a cost of 
$4,014.96. 

Assessment Streets. 

Working plans and specifications were prepared and for- 
warded to the Street Department for the construction of the 
following assessment streets: 

Arcadia park, Ditson street to Arcadia street. 
Aspinwall road, Washington street to Talbot avenue. 
Baker sfield street, S tough ton street to Willis street. 
Bradshaw street, Charlotte street to Esmond street. 
Clement avenue, Meredith street to Stratford street. 
Jersey street, Brookline avenue to Audubon road. 
Longfellow street, Topliff street to Draper street. 
Lorraine street, Colberg avenue to Belgrade avenue. 
Meredith street, Kenneth street to Clement avenue. 
Milwood street, Adams street to Milton street. 
Pomfret street, Maple street to Corey street. 
Primrose street, Walter street to Fairview street. 
Queensberry street, Audubon road to Audubon road. 
Rockledge street, Lambert avenue to Thornton street. 
Roseland street, Dorchester avenue to Samoset street. 
Rosemary street, South street to land of Old Colony Railroad. 

Surveys have been made, levels taken and working plans 
prepared for the following assessment streets : 

Boyden street, Lauriat avenue to Callender street. 
Claybourne street, Dakota street to Bowdoin street. 
Cottage street, Maverick street to Gove street. 
Dahlgren street, Westville street to Corona street. 
Davitt street, Savin Hill avenue 247 feet northeasterly. 
Everdean street, Greenhill street to Preston street. 
Fottler road, Walk Hill street 267 feet northeasterly. 
Frankfort street, Maverick street to Gove street. 
Hobson street, Faneuil street to Hobart street. 
Kilton street, Harvard street to Park street. 
Mallet street, Florida street to Adams street. 
Mapleton street, Murdock street to Market street. 
Marmion street, Cornwall street 306 feet northeasterly. 



Engineering Department. 91 

Oakridge street, Codman street to Morton street. 
Speedwell street, Topliff street to Hamilton street. 
Willoivwood street, Lauriat avenue to Norfolk street. 

Plans and Specifications for Repaving Streets. 

Preliminary surveys were made, working plans and speci- 
fications were prepared and forwarded to the Street Depart- 
ment for repaving the following streets : 

Albany street, Northampton street to Eustis street. 

Berkeley street (easterly side), Boylston street to Provi- 
dence street. 

Berkeley street, Tremont street to Columbus avenue. 

Blue Hill avenue, Dewey street to Savin street. 

Blue Hill avenue, Brunswick street to Devon street. 

Brimmer street, Chestnut street 180 feet southerly. 

C street, West First street to Fargo street. 

Columbus avenue, Cazenove street to Camden street. 

Columbus avenue, Camden street to Station street. 

Congress street, Fort Point channel to N. Y., N. H. & 
H. R.R. 

Dacia street, Dove street across Woodcliff street. 

Essex street (Chsn.), Rutherford avenue to Hancock square. 

Eustis street, at Albert Palmer school. 

* Evans street, Milton avenue to Morton street. 
Florence street, Washington street to Harrison avenue. 

*Fra7iklin street, Oliver street to Broad street. 

Garden-court street, North square to Fleet street. 

Hanover street, Union street to Tileston street. 

Hawley street, Franklin street to Summer street. 

Huntington avenue, Dartmouth street to B. & A. R.R. 
bridge. 

Joiner street, Park street to Chelsea street. 

K street, East Fourth street to East Sixth street. 

Lynn street, Thacher street to Cooper street. 
*Main street (Chsn.), B. & M. R.R. bridge to Somerville 
line. 

Meridian street, Maverick square to Central square. 

Moon street, North square to Fleet street. 

* Nelson street, Norfolk street to Evans street. 
North square, North street to Moon street. 
Palmer street, at Albert Palmer school. 

Park square, Boylston street, across Eliot street. 
Pleasant street (Chsn.), Warren street to Main street. 

* Plans only were forwarded. 



92 City Document No. 17. 

Prince street, Garden-court street to Hanover street. 
Providence street, Berkeley street to Clarendon street. 
Washington street, Beach street to Milk street. 

* Washington street (Dor.), Euclid street to Ashmont street. 

* Washington street (Dor.), Ashmont street to Armandine 

street. 
Wilkes street, Washington street to Bradford street. 
Woodcliff street, Blue Hill avenue to Dacia street. 

Miscellaneous. 

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

A street, Richards street to Congress street. 
Fulton street, Clinton street to Lewis street. 
Marlborough street, Exeter street to Massachusetts avenue. 
Stillman street, Salem street to North Margin street. 
Boston Common. Grades were made for several artificial 
stone walks. 

Grading Street Railway Tracks. 

The necessary survej^s have been made and grades for sur- 
face tracks have been determined in the following streets: 

Arlington avenue. 

Bartlett street, Washington street to car-house. 

Berkeley street, Tremont street to Columbus avenue. 

Blue Hill avenue, Dewey street to Savin street. 

Centre street, Pond street to South street. 

Columbus avenue, Cazenove street to Station street. 

Eagle street, Shelby street to car-house. 

Eustis street, at Albert Palmer school. 

Faneuil street, Oak square to car-house. 

Hanover street, Union street to Tileston street. 

Hawley street, Franklin street to Summer street. 

Huntington avenue, Dartmouth street to B. & A. R.R. bridge. 

Huntington avenue, Francis street to Jamaicaway. 

Main street (Chsn.), B. & M. R.R. bridge to Somerville 

line. 
Massachusetts avenue, Huntington avenue to Columbus 

avenue. 
Meridian street, Maverick square to Central square. 
Oak square, Washington street to Faneuil street. 

* Plans only were forwarded. 



Engineering Department. 93 

Park square, Boylston street, across Eliot street. 
Roxbury street, Linden Park street to Eliot square. 
Washington street, Beach to Milk street. 
Washington street (Rox.), Bartlett street to Guild street. 
Washington street (Dor.), south of Kilton street to Bow- 

doin street. 
Washington street (Dor.), Ashmont street to beyond Arman- 

dine street. 

New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad. 

C street, track crossing near Fargo street. 
Congress street, track crossing at end of street. 

Union Freight Railroad. 

Atlantic avenue, at State street. 

Total length of single track, 10.5 miles. 

Preliminary estimates have been made of the cost of repay- 
ing 10 streets and for constructing 81 streets. 



94 City Document No. 17. 



MISCELLANEOUS WORK AND CONSTRUCTION, 

1906. 



Atlantic-avenue Extension Bridge. 

The work done by Patrick McGovern under his contract 
dated July 29, 1905, for the flooring of the bridge was com- 
pleted on August 27, with the exception of a small amount 
of work near the ends of the draw which cannot be done 
until the draw is in place. The total amount paid under 
this contract was $48,509.78. In addition to this there was 
paid to the same contractor $1,552.32 for work not connected 
with his contract. The flooring of the bridge was con- 
structed as follows : 

On the approach viaduct on the Boston side, on the span 
over the track of the Union Freight Railroad Company in 
the yard of the Boston Terminal Company, and on the short 
span next the abutment at the South Boston end of the 
bridge, arches of Portland cement concrete reinforced with 
sheets of expanded metal were laid upon the steel floor 
beams. On this concrete there is laid a waterproof course of 
alternate layers of roofing paper and pitch, there being four 
layers of paper and five of pitch ; on this there is a layer 
of pitch concrete one to two inches thick for the protection 
of the paper from injury ; the waterproofing is laid as a con- 
tinuous sheet between the outer girders. On the Boston 
approach viaduct, which is paved with granite blocks, an 
additional layer of concrete is laid above the waterproofing; 
in the centre of the roadway where this upper layer of con- 
crete will be disturbed if a street car track should be laid 
over the bridge, the concrete is laid in a trough made of 
5-inch boards so that this concrete can be removed without 
injury to the waterproofing. On the sidewalks the concrete 
is laid to a grade 4 inches below the finished grade. 

On the above described portions of the bridge granite cop- 
ings 24 inches by 18 inches in section were set on the outer 
ines of structure, and a granite curbstone set for a single 
sidewalk 10 feet in width. There is but one sidewalk on 
the bridge, that being on the westerly side. 

The remaining spans of the bridge were covered with 
6-inch plank on the roadway and 4-inch plank on the side- 



Engineering Department. 95 

walk, spiked to spiking timbers which were bolted to the steel 
floor-beams. Copper expansion joints were provided where 
required. On the wooden floors hard pine curb timbers were 
bolted on each side of the roadways, the latter being divided 
into two parts over the railroad by the centre trusses. On 
the curb timber there was fastened a cast-iron curb, back of 
which was a flooring of 2-inch tongued and grooved hard 
pine plank laid to grade. The sidewalk plank was laid 4 
inches below finished grade. The roadways of all these spans 
were waterproofed in the manner before described ; as the 
sidewalk is to have an asphalt covering no other waterproof- 
ing was provided for it ; the waterproofing was carried up 
over the curb timbers, the side next the pavement being 
further protected by zinc flashing. 

The Boston approach viaduct, the span next to the draw 
on the Boston side and both spans on the South Boston side 
were paved with granite blocks 6 inches deep, laid with pitch 
and pebble joints on a gravel bed 2 inches in depth for the 
roadways ; the sidewalks are not yet paved. 

The roadways of the remaining spans are paved with 4-inch 
yellow pine blocks treated by the creo-resinate process ; 
these were laid on a sand bed 1 inch thick ; the joints were 
filled with pitch and then the whole covered with a thin coat- 
ing of sand. 

The solid approach on the South Boston end was paved 
under the contract for flooring the bridge, and the square at 
the junction of Atlantic avenue, Dorchester avenue and 
Foundry street was repaved. The roadway was paved with 
the standard city pavement of granite blocks with pitch and 
pebble joints on a concrete base. The curb was of granite 
and the sidewalks paved with brick. 

On November 24, 1905, a contract was made with Daniel 
J. Kiley for paving a portion of the Boston solid approach. 
This contract was assigned to Dennis Kiley. Work was 
begun on September 4 and completed on November 13, at 
a cost of 13,026.19, not including the furnishing of the curb- 
stone and paving blocks. The work done consisted of setting 
the curbstone for a length of 279 linear feet and laying the 
concrete base, furnishing the gravel bed and laying the blocks 
on about the same length of roadway. 

The remainder of the curbstone and roadway to the junction 
of Kneeland street were constructed under the direction of 
the Street Department. 

The paving blocks and curbstones were furnished by the 
Street Department for the whole work on the approaches to 
the bridge. 



96 City Document No. 17. 

The work of building the wooden draw pier under the 
contract with Lawler Brothers, dated November 14, 1905, was 
completed on April 18 at a cost of $6,035. The pier is 160 
feet long on the channel face and 60 feet wide, and connects 
the draw pier of the Dorchester-avenue bridge with the draw 
fender of the railroad bridge ; it is of oak piles in bents at 
right angles to the channel, the bents being 16 feet apart ; 
the piles are capped with 7-inch by 14-inch hard pine girder 
caps, the stringers are of 6-inch by 1 2-inch hard pine spaced 
3 feet 6 inches apart, and the floor is of 3-inch kyanized 
spruce ; the piles are braced with rough oak girders and 
braces ; on the channel face the piles are 4 feet apart, braced 
with oak spurshoes, have heavy caps on top, and have on the 
channel face 5 lines of 8-inch by 12-inch hard pine walings 
which are covered by a close planking of 4-inch hard pine, 
the planks being placed vertically. Frequent ring-bolts are 
provided. 

The work being done by the James Russel Boiler Works 
Co., under its contract dated August 23, 1905, for furnishing 
and erecting railings on the bridge and its approaches, was 
completed on November 20, with the exception of the railing 
on the draw, at a cost of $5,271.85. 

Guard gates at the ends of the draw were built under a 
contract with P. J. Dinn & Co., dated April 3, 1906. 

On January 30, 1906, a contract was made with the New 
Jersey Bridge Co. for the building of the draw. Work was 
begun at the bridge site early in October ; at the present time 
the steel work is all in place and is being rivetted. 

On September 10 a contract was made with the Otis 
Elevator Co. for furnishing a portion of the turning mechanism 
for the draw, and this work is now in progress. 

Brookline-street Bridge. 

The construction of the Boston approach to this bridge 
was described in the last annual report. Early in the spring 
the James J. Coughlan Construction Co. completed the work 
under its contract dated June 3, 1905, the total cost being 
$28,845.81. 

The steel work for the bridge furnished by H. P. Converse 
& Co., under their contract dated November 3, 1905, was 
finished early in October at a cost of $15,400. This work 
consists of four separate structures ; one of these comprises 
the two spans over the Grand Junction branch of the Boston 
& Albany Railroad; three steel trestles extend across the 
bridge at an acute angle, resting upon pile and timber piers 



Engineering Department. 97 

built under another contract ; these trestles are about 93 feet 
in length and are about 19 feet apart at right angles ; they 
support 20-inch I beams, which carry the wooden floor of the 
bridge. 

The building of the wooden pile and trestle work under 
the contract with W. H. Ellis, dated September 15, 1905, was 
completed on December 21, at a cost of $57,588. 

The old bridge and fender pier were entirely removed and 
a new bridge built between the Boston and Cambridge abut- 
ments, together with a new fender pier. The steel work 
required for the bridge was furnished under another contract, 
as before described. The approach to the bridge on the 
Cambridge side of the river was built entirely by the City 
of Cambridge. 

The bridge is 60 feet wide and 708 feet long, not including 
the approaches. The bridge surface is divided as follows : 
there is a sidewalk 10 feet wide on the easterly or down 
stream side of the bridge ; next to this is a roadway 25 feet 
wide, while the remaining 25 feet is reserved for the tracks 
of the Boston Elevated Railway Company, this latter space 
being separated from the roadway by a railing. There are 
three waterways or channels through the bridge. The 
central one is 40 feet in width and is in the main channel of 
the river. At short distances on each side of the main 
channel there is another channel, each being 31 feet in width ; 
these are intended for small boats. There are similar channels 
through the railroad bridge nearby, the main channel having 
a draw over it, the others being without draws. The bridge 
is lighted by five electric arc lights. 

The grade of the bridge at the centre is 44 feet above city 
base and the under side of the girders about grade 37. The 
Cambridge end of the bridge is at grade 32.70 and the Bos- 
ton end 39.12 above city base. 

The work of rebuilding this bridge and the railroad bridge 
just below it was so far advanced that the old channel was 
closed to navigation and the new channel opened on Feb- 
ruary 4. 

Bents were built, generally 15 feet apart, of 10 oak piles 
each, with spurshores where required, braced with rough oak 
braces and girders and each bent capped with 6-inch by 
12-inch hard pine double girder caps ; upon these bents or piers 
trestles of hard pine timber were erected, the posts being 
capped with 6-inch by 14-inch double girder caps and 
braced both crosswise and lengthwise of the bridge ; rider 
caps were used where necessary to make the floor of the 
proper grade. The trestle at the Cambridge end rests partly 



98 City Document No. 17. 

on a concrete pier which was built in the rear of the old 
abutment. No abutment was built at this end, the filling 
being allowed to slope on the sides of the approach and 
under the bridge. The floor stringers are of hard pine 
and vary in size, the largest being 14 inches square, one of 
these being under each rail of the car track. The under 
floor, except on the sidewalk, is of 4-inch hard pine and the 
wearing surface is of 2-inch spruce. The sidewalk is covered 
with a single course of 2-inch hard pine. The railings are of 
hard pine planed on all sides and painted. 

Fender guards were built on both sides of the 31-foot 
waterways and on the northerly side of the main channel 
for the full width of the bridge and with wings at each end. 
On the southerly side of the main channel a fender pier was 
built extending from the draw pier of the railroad bridge to 
a point 157 feet west of the highway bridge ; this pier is 12 
feet wide and on the channel side has oak piles 4 feet apart, 
about one-half of which have spurshores ; the piles on the 
rear line were driven so as to make cross bents 16 feet apart; 
each rear pile has a spurshore and the bents are capped with 
6-inch by 12-inch hard pine double girder caps and braced 
with oak girders and braces; the stringers are 4-inch by 
12-inch hard pine, except the one on the front line, which is 
12-inch by 12-inch; the covering is of 3-inch kyanized spruce 
with a 6-inch by 6-inch hard pine capsill on the front line. 
Ring bolts were set about 50 feet apart on this pier. The 
tops of all the fenders are at grade 16. The faces of the 
fenders on the main channel each have seven 6-inch by 
8-inch oak wales bolted to the piles, while the fenders on the 
31-foot channels have each six 8-inch by 12-inch hard pine 
wales, which are covered with 4-inch hard pine plank laid 
close and extending from the top of the fender to 2 feet 
below city base. 

On March 6 a contract was made with Bernard Malone 
for filling the Boston approach in rear of the walls built in 
1905 ; this work was finished on July 24, at a cost of 
12,432.30. 

The work of erecting iron railings on the side walls of the 
Boston approach under the contract with P. J. Dinn & Co., 
dated July 21, 1905, was completed on June 29, at a cost of 
11,085. 

On July 20 a contract was made with A. J. & G. H. 
McMurtry for surfacing the Boston approach ; this work was 
completed on December 7, at a cost of $1,835.20. The same 
contractor placed rip-rap on the shore slope in front of the 
Boston abutment at a cost of $198.43. 



Engineering Department. 99 

The bridge was opened to team and foot travel on Novem- 
ber 28, and the cars of the Boston Elevated Railway Com- 
pany began running over the bridge on December 8. 

Chelsea Bridge, South. 

Plans and specifications were made for repairing the draw 
pier and wharf at Chelsea Bridge, South. 

On June 25, 1906, a contract was made with Lawler 
Brothers of Charlestown for doing the work. The work con- 
sisted of renewing most of the old stringers on the pier and 
wharf, repairing the fender guard, replanking the pier and 
wharf with new 3-inch k vanized spruce planking, placing some 
new oak ribbons along the waterway on both sides of the 
channel, and planking the face of the piles between the oak 
ribbons with hard pine plank. Six new oak piles were driven 
and fitted in place in the draw pier, and other miscellaneous 
repairs were made. 

The total cost of the work was $6,336.73, and was com- 
pleted January 3, 1907. 

Cottage-street Foot-bridge. 

As mentioned in the last report, a contract had been made 
with the William S. Rendle Company for repairing this bridge. 
The work was completed February 26, 1906, at a cost for 
contract work of 15,887.70. 

Dover-street Bridge. 

As mentioned in the last annual report, plans and specifi- 
cations were made for widening the draw-way of this bridge 
about 3 feet, making a full width of 40 feet. 

A contract was made with the Cahill Construction Com- 
pany on October 25, 1905, for doing the work, which con- 
sisted of removing the old face of the draw pier on the South 
Boston side, the two old water pipe siphons and the gas pipe 
siphon, driving a row of new oak piles along the face of the 
channelway, capping them with hard pine caps, splicing out 
the old cross caps, placing some new stringers and top 
planking on the draw pier near the new face, rebuilding 
part of the pier which had been occupied by the old water 
and gas pipes, and planking the face of the new piles along 
the waterway with 4-inch hard pine planking. The water 
way and pier, on the Boston side of the channelway, where 
the siphons were removed, were also repaired. The work 
was completed September 13, 1906, at a cost of $7,318.50. 



100 City Document No. 17. 

Dudley-street Grade Crossing. 

The abolishment of the grade crossing of the New England 
Railroad on Dudley street was decreed by the Superior Court 
on July 19, 1906. Work was begun soon after and is now 
in progress. The plan calls for the raising of the railroad 
at Dudley street 7.6 feet and the depression of the street 10 
feet. Dudley street is widened slightly to provide room for 
a pier supporting the railroad bridge. The grade of Dudley 
street is changed for a distance of 350 feet westerly and 300 
feet easterly from the centre line of the railroad. The grades 
of streets leading from Dudley street are changed to meet 
the new grade of the latter. 

The grade of the railroad is changed for a distance of 
about 2,900 feet northerly and about 1,600 feet southerly 
from Dudley street. Changes are to be made in the rail- 
road structures at the streets between Dudley street and 
Massachusetts avenue, but no material change is to be made 
in the streets themselves. The decree provides that all of 
the work shall be done by the New York, New Haven & 
Hartford Railroad Company, and that the cost shall be paid as 
follows : the New England Railroad Company, the New York, 
New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company, lessee, to pay 65 
per cent. ; the West End Street Railway Company, 15 per 
cent. ; the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 10 per cent. ; and 
the City of Boston 10 per cent. 

Dudley street was closed to team traffic on January 12 ; 
street car traffic has been temporarily deflected over a track 
laid a short distance to the north of Dudley street at the 
crossing. 

East Boston Grade Crossings. 

The railroad company has finished its new roadbed, from 
Maverick street to the end of the work, north of Curtis 
street, and turned its traffic on to this section late in the 
summer. 

Of the bridges being built by the Boston & Albany Rail- 
road Company, Bennington-street bridge was finished on July 
7, Curtis-street bridge on November -23, and Maverick-street 
bridge on January 24. The steel work for the Prescott and 
Porter street bridges has been erected, and they are ready for 
the flooring. The abutments for the Saratoga-street bridge 
are practically finished, with the exception of the parapet 
courses. These bridges are all of the same general type ; the 
abutments are of concrete without reinforcement, and the 
superstructures each consist of two plate girders, supporting 



Engineering Department. 101 

steel floor-beams ; the floors are of concrete arches, with 
asphalt wearing surfaces. 

The railroad company has done a large amount of work in 
the construction of a system of drainage, and the building of 
retaining walls along the line of its new location. 

The railroad company has also sub-graded for the city the 
following streets : Curtis street, with approaches on Chelsea 
street ; Saratoga street, west of the railroad ; Bennington 
street and Neptune road, with approaches on Orleans street ; 
Prescott and Porter streets, between Bremen and Frankfort 
streets, with approaches from Orleans street, and Maverick 
street, between Chelsea and Frankfort streets, with the 
approaches on Bremen, Orleans and Everett streets. 

On April 27 a contract was made with Coleman Brothers 
for surfacing Bennington street, Neptune road and Orleans 
street, between the two former streets where the grades of 
these streets had been changed. As the old tracks of the 
railroad could not be abandoned at the time, a temporary 
roadway was built on the part of Bennington street west of 
the railroad bridge ; the remainder of the work was finished 
to the permanent lines and grades. The work was com- 
pleted on July 14 at a cost of $11,023.86 ; the streets were 
opened to travel on the same date, and Saratoga street, at 
the railroad crossing, was closed. A temporary bridge and 
track were built to carry the traffic of the street railway 
around the site of the bridge to be built on Saratoga street. 

On August 7 a contract was made with James Doherty 
for the surfacing required on Chelsea and Curtis streets ; this 
work has not been entirely completed, but was so nearly done 
that the streets were fully opened to travel on December 29. 

On September 13 a contract was made with James Doherty 
for surfacing Maverick street and the approaches thereto on 
Bremen, Orleans and Everett streets ; this work is not yet 
finished, but is so nearly done that all of the streets are open 
to travel except that part of Maverick street crossing the 
railroad property. 

Northern Avenue and Sleeper Street. 

The City Engineer was directed by chapter 381 of the 
Acts of 1903 to construct Northern avenue from Atlantic 
avenue near Oliver street across Fort Point channel to the 
lands of the Commonwealth on South Boston flats, and to 
construct Sleeper street from Congress street to Northern 
avenue. 

The principal work done up to the present time has been 



102 City Document No. 17. 

iir connection with the bridge across Fort Point channel. 
The work of building the sub-structure of the bridge was 
begun in September, 1905, under a contract with W. H. 
Ellis of Boston, and at the date of this report the abutment 
on the westerly side of the channel, the masonry piers in the 
channel and the foundation for the draw pier, with the 
necessary fenders, are nearly completed. 

On January 28, 1907, a contract was made with the New 
England Structural Company of Boston for the steel super- 
structure of the draw span and of the fixed spans. 

Bids have been received for building the sea-wall at the 
head of Dock No. 1, South Boston flats, but at this date the 
contract has not been signed. 

The portion of Sleeper street, between Congress street and 
the first cross track of the New York, New Haven & Hart- 
ford Railroad, has been paved by the Street Department and 
opened to public travel during the year. 

Rainsford Island. 

Plans were made in 1905 by this department for repairing 
the wharf on this island and for building three bulkheads. 
A contract was made with W. L. Miller by the Children's 
Institutions Department for repairing the wharf and building 
the easterly bulkhead; the work was begun May 21, 1906, 
and completed July 24 at a cost of $5,752.28. 

The work on the wharf consisted in driving about 80 new 
oak piles, replacing most of the old stringers with new ones, 
replanking the entire wharf, except that part recently built 
near the coal shed, with 3-inch kyanized spruce plank and 
adding some oak bracing on the piles. 

A new bulkhead, 355 feet long, was built on the easterly 
side of the island adjoining the shore end of the wharf, using 
oak piles, hard pine caps and spruce planking. 

The other bulkheads were built during the summer by 
W. L. Miller, one, 116 feet long, being on the westerly side 
of the island around the ice house, the other, 130 feet long, 
being on- the northerly side of the island. 

Respectfully submitted, 

William Jackson, 

City Engineer. 



JOHN EUGENE CHENEY. 



Member American Society of Civil P^ngineers. 
Member Boston Society of Civil Engineers. 
Born at Lowell, Massachusetts, February 12, 1847. Educated 
at the Public Schools and Lawrence Scientific School of Harvard 
University. 

Entered City Engineer's Office, 1874. 
Assistant City Engineer, 1885-1906. 
Died at Boston, September 25, 1906. 



Engineering Department. 103 



CITY ENGINEERS, 

1850-1907. 



E. H. 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. 



104 City Document No. 17. 



APPENDICES. 



Appendix A. — Table showing the width 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, 
1906, to February 1, 1907. 

Appendix C. — Table of surveys, plans, and profiles made 
by the Surveying Division of the Engi- 
neering Department from February 1, 
1906, to February 1, 1907. 

Appendix D. — Lists of streets where frontages have been 
obtained for the Sewer Division of the 
Street Department, for Sewer Assess- 
ments, from February 1, 1906, to Febru- 
ary 1, 1907. 

Appendix E. — Engineering Department property schedule. 

Appendix F. — Elevations referred to Boston City base. 

Appendix G. — Engineering Department Annual Reports, 
1867-1906. 

Appendix H. — Engineering Department, Revised Ordi- 
nances. 

Appendix I. — Meridian Line. 

Appendix J. — Grades of Streets. 

Appendix K. — Widths of Streets. 



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APPENDIX B. 



table of accident and other plans made for the 
law department from february 1, 1906, to febru- 
ARY 1, 1907. 

Boston Proper. 

Ashburton place. Plan of street at corner Bowdoin street. 
Brimmer street. Plan of street near Back street. 
Bromjield street. Plan of street in front of No. 24. 
Cambridge street. Plan of street near Lynde street. 
Castle square. Plan of street at corner of Chandler street. 
Charles street. Plan of street at entrance to Public Garden. 
Church street. Plan of street in front of No. 37. 
Clarendon street. Plan of street in front of No. 31. 
Columbus avenue. Plan of street at Dartmouth street. 
Congress street. Plan of street at Water street. 
Dover street. Plan of street at corner of Washington street. 
East Lenox street. Plan of street in front of No. 76. 
Eliot street. Plan of street at corner of Warrenton street. 
Eliot street. Plan of street in front of No. 219. 
Eliot street. Plan of street in front of No. 211. 
Franklin street. Plan of street in front of No. 113. 
Garland street. Plan of street in front of No. 6. 
Hanover street. Plan of street in front of No. 204. 
La Grange street. Plan of street in front of No. 28. 
Massachusetts avenue. Plan of street in front of No. 541. 
Middlesex street. Plan of street in front of No. 46. 
North street. Plan of street at Sun-court street. 
Northjield street. Plan of street in front of No. 14. 
Oxford street. Plan of street in front of No. 16. 
Pine street. Plan of street in front of No. 10. 
Rollins street. Plan of street in front of No. 19. 
Salem street. Plan of street in front of No. 95. 
Shawmut avenue. Plan of street at Castle street. 
Staniford street. Plan of street in front of No. 34. 
Temple place. Plan of street in front of No. 25. 
Tremont street. Plan of street in front of No. 147. 
Tremont street. Plan of street in front of No. 337. 
Traverse street. Plan of street in front of Portland street. 
Washington street. Plan of street at Bromfield street. 
Washington street. Plan of street at West street. 
Washington street. Plan of street at Norfolk place. 



108 City Document No. 17. 

Washington street. Plan of street in front of No. 671. 
Washington street. Plan of street at Garland street. 
West Concord street. Plan of street in front of No. 129. 
West Rutland square. Plan of street in front of No. 91. 
Winter street. Plan of street in front of No. 27. 

South Boston. 
Broadway. Plan of street in front of No. 498. 
Dorchester avenue. Plan of street in front of No. 64. 
Dorchester avenue. Plan of street in front of No. 324. 
East Broadway. Plan of street in front of No. 578. 
East Ninth street. Plan of street in front of No. 274. 
Thomas park. Plan of street in front of No. 50. 

East Boston. 
Decatur street. Plan of street in front of No. 13. 
Lewis street. Plan of street at Marginal street. 

Charlestown. 
Bunker Hill street. Plan of street in front of No. 76. 
Maiden bridge. Plan of roadway, at draw. 

Roxbury. 

Blue Hill avenue. Plan of street at Julian street. 
Dudley street. Plan of street opposite Vine street. 
Gerard street. Plan of street near Massachusetts avenue. 
Hugh O'Brien school. Plan of master's room. 
Shaivmut avenue. Plan of street at Williams street. 
St. Alphonsus street. Plan of street near Tremont street. 
Tremont street. Plan of street in front of No. 1280. 
Westminster street. Plan of street in front of No. 94. 
Warren street. Plan of street at Rockville park. 
Washington street. Plan of street in front of No. 2750. 

Dorchester. 

Dorchester avenue. Plan of street in front of No. 837A. 
Erie street. Plan of street at Greenwood street. 
Magnolia street. Plan of street in front of No. 32. 
Oakman street. Plan of street at Taylor street. 
River street. Plan of street in front of No. 16. 
Shoreham street. Plan of street near Columbia road. 
Washington street. Plan of street at Algonquin street. 

West Roxbury. 
(J-ordon street. Plan of street in front of No. 4. 



Engineering Department. 109 



APPENDIX C. 



table of surveys, plans and profiles made by the 
surveying division of the engineering depart- 
ment from february 1, 1906, to february 1, 1907. 

Boston Proper. 

(North of Massachusetts avenue.) 

Appleton street, southeasterly corner Berkeley street. Plan 
of land taken for Franklin Institute. 

Arch street, easterly corner Franklin street. Plan and 
profile for proposed grade. 

Beacon street, Bowdoin street to Hancock avenue, front of 
State House. Plan and profile for proposed grade. 

Beacon street, Hereford street to Gloucester street. Plan 
and profile for proposed grade. 

Boston Common, West street to Park square. Plan and pro- 
file for proposed grade. 

Boylston street, Nos. 336 to 370. Plan and profile for pro- 
posed grade. 

Boylston street, No. 402. Plan and profile for proposed 
grade. 

Boylston street, at Warren Chambers. Plan and profile for 
proposed grade. 

Boylston street, easterly corner Exeter street. Plan and pro- 
file for proposed grade. 

Brimmer street, Beacon street to Mt. Vernon street. Plan 
and profile for proposed grade. 

Cambria street, at Dal ton street. Plan and profile for pro- 
posed grade. 

Causeway street, northwesterly, Beverly street to Charles- 
town bridge. Plan and profile for proposed grade. 

Charlestoivn Bridge, westerly corner Causeway street. Plan 
and profile for proposed grade. 

City Hospital, at Ward T. Plan showing levels in and 
around the building. 

Congress street, southeasterly corner Milk street. Plan and 
profile for proposed grade. 

Cross street, Endicott street to Salem street. Plan and pro- 
file for proposed grade. 



110 City Document No. 17. 

Dalton street, at Cambria street. Plan and profile for pro- 
posed grade. 
Devonshire street, northerly corner Summer street. Plan 

and profile for proposed grade. 
Devonshire street, northwesterly corner Franklin street. 

Plan and profile for proposed grade. 
Exeter street, easterly corner Boylston street. Plan and 

profile for proposed grade. 
Falmouth street, St. Paul street to Norway street. Plan 

and profile for proposed grade. 
Fort Hill square. Plan showing paths. 
Franklin street, northerly side, Arch street to Devonshire 

street. Plan and profile for proposed grade. 
Grove street, Myrtle street to Revere street. Plan and 

profile for proposed grade. 
Hawkins street. Outline plan of old school lot and school 

lot in rear on Chardon court. 
Jackson place, off Winter street. Plan and profile for laying 

out and established grade and plan for assessment. 
James street, No. 12. Plan showing encroachment of steps 

and profile of steps. 
Joy street, Beacon street to Cambridge street. Plan showing 

front steps, etc. 
Massachusetts avenue, Commonwealth avenue to Newbury 

street. Plan and profile for proposed grade. 
Milk street, opposite Post Office square. Plan and profile 

for proposed grade. 
Mt. Vernon avenue, Mt. Vernon street to Pinckney street. 

Plan and profile for laying out and established grade 

and plan for assessment. 
Myrtle street, Grove street to Revere street. Plan and pro- 
file for proposed grade. 
Norway street, St. Paul street to Falmouth street. Plan and 

profile for proposed grade. 
Oak street, Harrison avenue to Albany street. Plan and 

profile for proposed grade. 
Pearl street, southwesterly corner Milk street. Plan and 

profile for proposed grade. 
Providence street, northerly corner Berkeley street. Plan 

and profile for proposed grade. 
Revere street, West Cedar street to Grove street. Plan and 

profile for proposed grade. 
Rose street, Harrison avenue to Albany street. Plan and 

profile for laying out and established grade and plan for 

assessment. 
St Paul street. Plan and profile for proposed grade. 



Engineering Department. Ill 

School street, front of City Hall. Plan showing levels. 
Summer street, westerly corner Devonshire street. Plan and 

profile for proposed grade. 
Tremont street, southeasterly side, Eliot street to Hollis 

street. Plan and profile for proposed grade. 
Washington street North, Nos. 126 to 132. Plan and profile 

for proposed grade. 
Washington street, northwesterly side, Eliot street, to Hollis 

street. Plan and profile for proposed grade. 
Washington street, westerly corner West Canton street. 

Plan and profile for proposed grade. 
West Canton street, westerly corner Washington street. 

Plan and profile for proposed grade. 
Winchester street, Edgerly place to Ferdinand street. Plan 

and profile for proposed grade. 

South Boston. 

Acadia street, East First street to East Second street. Plan 

and profile for laying out and established grade. 
Acadia street, East First street to East Second street. Plan 

showing estates for assessment. 
C street, Mt. Washington avenue to West First street. 

Plan for sidewalk assessment. 
C street, West Third street to West Broadway. Survey to 

determine line of street. 
D street, West Eighth street to Old Colony avenue. Plan 

and profile of revised grade. 
Dorchester avenue, west side, opposite Abbot street, through 

to Boston street. Plan of buildings and estates. 
Dorchester street, West Second street to West Broadway. 

Plan of buildings and estates showing proposed widening. 
Dorchester street, Athens street to West Broadway. Plan of 

proposed widening. 
E street, West First street to Cypher street. Plan showing 

estates for assessment. 
East Seventh street, K street to L street. Profile of edge- 
stone and revised grade. 
G-ranite street, West First street to West Second street. 

Plan and profile of revised grade. 
Hart "place. Plan and profile for laying out and established 

grade. 
Hart place. Plan showing estates for assessment. 
Lawrence court, corner West Third street. Plan of estate. 
National street, Dorchester street to Thomas park. Profile 

of edgestone and revised grade. 



112 City Document No. 17. 

Norcross place. Plan and profile for laying out and estab- 
lished grade. 

Norcross place. Plan showing estates for assessment. 

Summer street, Dorchester avenue to L-street bridge. Plan 
and profile showing laying out and established grade by 
the Superior Court. 

Vale street, No. 11 to Dorchester street. Plan for sidewalk 
assessment. 

West Ninth street, easterly from D street. Plan and profile 
of revised grade. 

East Boston. 

(Including Breed's Island.) 

Bremen street, Beck street to Curtis street. Plan for discon- 
tinuance. 

Brooks street, east side, Bennington street to Saratoga street. 
Plan and profile for proposed grade. 

Brooks street, Trenton street to White street. Plan and 
profile for proposed grade. 

Central square, Border street to Liverpool street. Plan show- 
ing cross sections. 

Lewis street, Sumner street to South Ferry. Plan and pro- 
file for proposed grade. 

Monmouth street, Meridian street to White street. Plan and 
profile for proposed grade. 

Princeton street, north side, Prescott street to No. 314. Plan 
and profile for proposed grade. 

Putnam street, East Eagle street to White street. Plan and 

profile for proposed grade. 
White street, Brooks street to Putnam street. Plan and pro- 
file for proposed grade. 

Charlestown. 

Arrow street, Lynde street to Rutherford avenue. Plan and 

profile for proposed grade. 
Belmont street, Bunker Hill street to Medford street. Plan 

and profile for proposed grade. 
Chelsea street, No. 30 to Joiner street. Plan and profile for 

proposed grade. 
Elm street, No. 57 to Hancock street. Plan and profile for 

proposed grade. 
Hancock street, No. 12 to Elm street. Plan and 'profile for 

proposed grade. 
Hunter street, Bunker Hill street to Vine street. Plan and 

profile for proposed grade. 



Engineering Department. 113 

Ludlow street, Eden street to Main street. Plan and profile 
for proposed grade. 

Lynde street, Arrow street to Austin street. Plan and pro- 
file for proposed grade. 

Lyndeboro street, Essex street to Middlesex street. Plan and 
profile for proposed grade. 

Medford street, Bunker Hill street across Short street. Plan 
and profile for proposed grade. 

Miller street, Lawrence street to Rutherford avenue. Plan 
and profile for proposed grade. 

Moulton street, Medford street to the water. Plan to deter- 
mine street line. 

Park street, south corner of Joiner street. Plan and profile 
for proposed grade. 

School street, Bunker Hill street to Bartlett street. Plan and 
profile for proposed grade. 

ROXBURY. 

(South of Massachusetts avenue.) 

Alley, Queensberry street to Kilmarnock street. Plan and 
profile for proposed grade. 

Avenue Louis Pasteur, Long wood avenue to Riverway. Plan 
and profile for laying out and established grade. 

Benton street, Tremont .street to Columbus avenue. Plan 
and profile for laying out and established grade and plan 
for assessment. 

Brookledge street, Humboldt avenue to Elm Hill avenue. 
Plan and profile for laying out and established grade. 

Evergreen street. Plan for assessment. 

Fairioeather street, Reed street to Harrison avenue. Plan 
and profile for laying out and established grade. 

Fenwood road. Plan and profile for laying out and estab- 
lished grade. 

G-ainsboro street, easterly corner St. Botolph street. Plan 
and profile for proposed grade. 

Hammett street. Plan for sidewalk assessment. 

Rowland street, Elm Hill avenue to Humboldt avenue. Plan 
and profile for proposed grade. 

Lambert avenue, Cedar street to Guild street. Plan and pro- 
file for proposed grade. 

Lansdowne street, Ipswich street to Brookline avenue. Plan 
and profile for laying out and established grade. 

LarMn street, Hampden street to Adams street. Plan and 
profile for laying out and established grade. 

Louise park. Plan for assessment. 



114 City Document No. 17. 

Magazine street, Massachusetts avenue to Southampton street. 
Plan and profile for laying out and established grade. 

Maiden lane. Plan and profile for laying out and established 
grade. 

Marbury terrace, off Araory street. Plan and profile for 
laying out and established grade. 

Mountfort street, St. Mary's street to Audubon road. Plan 
and profile for laying out and established grade and plan 
for assessment. 

Munroe street, Harold street to and across the hill. Plan and 
profile for proposed grade. 

Newbury street, Massachusetts avenue to Charlesgate East. 
Plan and profile for proposed grade. 

Park View street. Plan and profile for laying out and estab- 
lished grade. 

Pequot street, Calumet street to Wait street. Plan and pro- 
file for laying out and established grade. 

Rockledge street, Lambert avenue to Thornton street. Plan 
and profile for laying out and established grade. 

Roxbury street, Centre street to Gardner street. Plan for 
proposed widening. 

Ruthven street, Harold street to Walnut avenue. Plan for 
sidewalk assessment. 

St. Alphonsus street, Tremont street to Calumet street. Plan 
for sidewalk assessment. 

St. Botolph street, easterly corner Gainsboro street. Plan 
and profile for proposed grade. 

Seaver street, easterly corner Walnut avenue. Plan and pro- 
file for widening and established grade. 

South Huntington avenue, Heath street to Huntington avenue. 

Plan for assessment. 
Walnut avenue, easterly corner Seaver street. Plan and pro- 
file for widening. 
Warren street, Elm Hill park to Blue Hill avenue. Plan and 

profile for proposed grade. 
Washington street, corner Dimock street. Plan of ledge lot. 
Washington street, Atherton street to Beethoven street. Plan 
of engine house lot. 

Dorchester. 

Arcadia park, Arcadia street to Draper street. Plan and 
profile for laying out and established grade. 

Arcadia park, Arcadia street to Draper street. Plan show- 
ing estates for assessment. 

Auckland street, Belfort street to Elton street. Plan show- 
ing estate fronts. 



Engineering Department. 115 

Aspinivall road, Talbot avenue to Washington street. Plan 

and profile for laying out and established grade. 
Aspinwall road, Talbot avenue to Washington street. Plan 

showing estates for assessment. 
Bakersjield street, Stoughton street to Willis street. Plan and 

profile for laying out and established grade. 
Bakersjield street, Stoughton street to Willis street. Plan 

showing estates for assessment. 
Belfort street, Dorchester avenue to Sagamore street. Plan 

showing estate fronts. 
Bellevue street, Hamilton street to Kane street. Plan and 

profile for laying out and established grade. 
Bellevue street, Hamilton street to Kane street. Plan show- 
ing estates for assessment. 
Beaumont street, Adams street to Carruth street. Plan and 

profile for laying out and established grade. 
Boy den street, Callender street to Lauriat avenue. Plan and 

profile for laying out and established grade. 
Boyden street, Callender street to Lauriat avenue. Plan 

showing estates for assessment. 
Bradshaw street, Bicknell street to Esmond street. Plan and 

profile for laying out and established grade. 
Bradshaw street, Bicknell street to Esmond street. Plan 

showing estates for assessment. 
Bruce street, Dracut street to Wrentham street. Plan and 

profile for laying out and established grade. 
Bruce street, Dracut street to Wrentham street. Plan show- 
ing estates for assessment. 
Brunswick street, at Columbia road. Profile for revised 

grade. 
Claybourne street, Bowdoin street to Dakota street. Plan 

and profile for laying out and established grade. 
Claybourne street, Bowdoin street to Dakota street. Plan 

showing estates for assessment. 
Corona street, Bowdoin street to Topliff street. Plan and 

profile for laying out and established grade. 
Corona street, Bowdoin street to Topliff street. Plan show- 
ing estates for assessment. 
Cottageside, East Cottage street to Willis street Plan and 

profile for laying out and established grade. 
Dahlgren street, Corona street to Westville street. Plan and 

profile for laying out and established grade and plan 

showing estates for assessment. 
Dakota street, Geneva avenue to Greenbrier street. Plan 

and profile for laying out and established grade and plan 

showing estates for assessment. 



116 City Document No. 17. 

Elton street, Auckland street to Dorchester avenue. Plan 

showing estate fronts. 
Endleigh street, off Savin Hill avenue. Plan and profile for 

laying out and established grade. 
Endleigh street, off Savin Hill avenue. Plan showing estates 

for assessment. 
Everdean street, Greenhill street to Preston street. Plan 

and profile for laying out and established grade. 
Everdean street, Greenhill street to Preston street. Plan 

showing estates for assessment. 
Fottler road, Tileston avenue to Walk Hill street. Plan 

and profile for laying out and established grade. 
Fottler road, Tileston avenue to Walk Hill street. Plan 

showing estates for assessment. 
Frederika street, Adams street to Minot street. Profile for 

revising grade. 
Geneva avenue, Bowdoin street to Columbia road. Additions 

to plan and profile for laying out and established grade. 
Geneva avenue, Bowdoin street to Columbia road. Plan 

showing estates for assessment. 
Glide street, Marsh street to Minot street. Plan and profile 

for laying out and established grade. 
Glide street, Marsh street to Minot street. Plan showing 

estates for assessment. 
Grace street, Roslin street to Walton street. Plan and pro- 
file for laying out and established grade. 
Greenmount street, Dorchester avenue to Pleasant street. 

Plan and profile for revising grade. 
Half Moon street, Hooper avenue to Magnolia street. Plan 

and profile for laying out and established grade. 
Harlem street, Glenway street to Greenwood street. Plan 

and profile for laying out and established grade. 
Harlem street, Glenway street to Greenwood street. Plan 

showing estates for assessment. 
Hendry street, Coleman street to Clarkson street. Plan and 

profile for laying out and established grade. 
Hendry street, Coleman street to Clarkson street. Plan 

showing estates for assessment. 
Humphreys street, at Dudley street. Plan and profile for 

revising grade. 
Kerwin street, Bernard street to Talbot avenue. Plan and 

profile for laying out and established grade. 
Kerwin street, Bernard street to Talbot avenue. Plan show- 
ing estates for assessment. 
Kilton street, Carmen street to Washington street. Plan 

and profile for laying out and established grade. 



Engineering Department. 117 

Kilton street, Harvard street to Park street. Additions to 
plan and profile for laying out and established grade. 

Kilton street, Harvard street to Park street. Plan showing 
estates for assessment. 

Kingsdale street, Talbot avenue to Wales street. Plan and 
profile for laying out and established grade. 

Kingsdale street, at Wales street. Plan showing estates for 
assessment. 

Larchmont street, Greenbrier street to Waldeck street. 
Additions to plan and profile for laying out and estab- 
lished grade. 

Larchmont street, Greenbrier street to Waldeck street. Plan 
showing estates for assessment. 

Longfellow street, Draper street to Topliff street. Additions 
to plan and profile for laying out and established grade. 

Longfellow street, Draper street to Topliff street. Plan 
showing estates for assessment. 

Mallet street, Adams street to Florida street. Additions to 
plan and profile for laying out and established grade. 

Mascoma street, Lawrence avenue to Quincy street. Addi- 
tions to plan and profile for laying out and established 
grade. 

Mascoma street, Lawrence avenue to Quincy street. Plan 
showing estates for assessment. 

May street, Glenway street to Greenwood street. Plan and 
profile for laying out and established grade. 

Melbourne street, Centre street to Welles avenue. Additions 
to plan and profile for laying out and established grade. 

Millwood street, Adams street to Milton street. Additions 
to plan and profile for laying out and established grade. 

Millwood street, Adams street to Milton street. Plan show- 
ing estates for assessment. 

Minot street, Adams street to Carruth street. Additions to 
plan and profile for laying out and established grade. 

Mt. Bowdoin terrace, Eldon street to near Bullard street. 
Plan and profile for laying out and established grade. 

Nelson street, Norfolk street to Selden street. Plan for side- 
walk assessment. 

Norwood street, Freeport street to Norwood street. Additions 
to plan and profile for laying out and established grade. 

Norwood street, from Tolman street about 450 feet west. 
Plan showing estates for assessment. 

Oakridge street, Codman street to River street. Plan and 
profile for laying out and established grade. 

Oakridge street, Codman street to River street. Plan show- 
ing estates for assessment. 



118 City Document No. 17. 

Preston street, Freeport street to Mill street. Profile^ for 

revising grade. 
River street, near Fremont street. Plan of land purchased 

by the city for a Consumptives' Home. 
Roseland street, Dorchester avenue to Samoset street. Plan 

and profile for laying out and established grade. 
Roseland street, Dorchester avenue to Samoset street. Plan 

showing estates for assessment. 
Sagamore street, Romsey street to Sudan street. Plan and 

profile for laying out and established grade. 
Samoset street, Centre street to Welles avenue. Additions 

to plan and profile for laying out and established 

grade. 
Samoset street, Centre street to Welles avenue. Plan show- 
ing estate for assessment. 
Saxton street, Romsey street to Savin Hill avenue. Addi- 
tions to plan and profile for laying out and established 

grade. 
Saxton street, Romsey street to Savin Hill avenue. Plan 

showing estates for assessment. 
School street, Athelwold street to Washington street. Plan 

for sidewalk assessment. 
Speedwell street, Hamilton street to Topliff street. Plan and 

profile for laying out and established grade. 
Speedwell street, Hamilton street to Topliff street. Plan 

showing estates for assessment. 
Stonehurst street, Hamilton street to Topliff street. Addi- 
tions to plan and profile for laying out and established 

grade. 
Stonehurst street, Hamilton street to Topliff street. Plan 

showing estates for assessment. 
Sudan street, Dorchester avenue to Sydney street. Plan and 

profile for laying out and established grade. 
Sudan street, Dorchester avenue to Sydney street. Plan 

showing estates for assessment. 
Vaughan street, Blue Hill avenue to Harvard street. Addi- 
tions to plan and profile for laying out and established 

grade. 
Vaughan street, Blue Hill avenue to Harvard street. Plan 

showing estates for assessment. 
Washington street, Bowdoin street to Eldon street. Plan for 

sidewalk assessment. 
Washington street, Ashmont street to Euclid street. Plan 

for sidewalk assessment. 
Washington street, Armandine street to Ashmont street. Plan 

for sidewalk assessment. 



Engineering Department. 119 

Welles avenue, Argyle street to Dorchester avenue. Addi- 
tions to plan and profile for laying out and established 
grade. 

Wellington Hill street, Blue Hill avenue to Orrnond street and 
Ponemah street. Profile to fix grade. 

Wendover street, Dudley street to Humphreys street. Addi- 
tions to plan and profile for laying out and establishing 
grade. 

Wentworth street, Armandine street to Norfolk street. Addi- 
tions to plan and profile for laying out and established 
grade. 

Westmoreland street, Adams street to Berkshire street. '] Plan 
and profile for laying out and established grade. 

Willowwood street, Lauriat avenue to Norfolk street. Addi- 
tions to plan and profile for laying out and established 
grade. 

Willowwood street, Lauriat avenue to Norfolk street. Plan 
showing estates for assessment. 

York street, Glenway street to Greenwood street. Plan 
and profile for laying out and established grade. 

West Roxbury. 

Aldrich street, Belgrade avenue to Beech street. Plan and 
profile for laying out and established grade. 

Anson street, South street to New York, New Haven & Hart- 
ford Railroad. Plan and profile for laying out and estab- 
lished grade. 

Arundel street, Walter street to Centre street. Plan and pro- 
file for laying out and established grade. 

Astieou road, Walk Hill street to South street. Plan and 
profile for laying out and established grade. 

Auburn street, Washington street to Walworth street. Plan 
and profile for laying out and established grade. 

Belgrade avenue, Malcolm street to Beech street. Plan and 
profile for laying out and established grade. 

Birch street, Penfield street to Dudley avenue. Plan and 
profile for laying uut and established grade. 

Blakemore street, Hyde Park avenue to railroad bridge. 
Plan for sidewalk assessment. 

Carolina avenue, South street to Call street. Profile to fix 
grade. 

Centre street, Holbrook street to Arborway. Profile to fix 
grade. 

Clement avenue, Meredith street to Stratford street. Plan 
showing estates for assessment. 



120 City Document No. 17. 

Dalrymple street, Egleston street to Georgiana street. Plan 
and profile for laying out and established grade. 

Farquhar street, South street to Centre street. Plan and 
profile for laying out and established grade. 

Fletcher street, South street to Centre street. Plan and pro- 
file for laying out and established grade. 

Florence street, Poplar street to Ashland street. Plan for 
sidewalk assessment. 

Georgiana street, Dalrymple street to Boylston street. Plan 
and profile for laying out and established grade. 

Harris avenue, Centre street to Alveston street. Profile to 
fix grade. 

Havey street, Dudley avenue to Alder street. Plan and pro- 
file for laying out and established grade. 

Lorraine street. Plan showing estates for assessment. 

Marmion street. Plan showing estates for assessment. 

Moss Hill road, extension for about 970 feet. Plan and pro- 
file for laying out and established grade. 

Penfield street. Plan for sidewalk assessment. 

Perkins street, Prince street to Brookline line. Plan and 
profile for relocation and established grade. 

Pomfret street. Plan showing estates for assessment. 

Primrose street. Plan showing estates for assessment. 

Rosemary street. Plan showing estates for assessment. 

St. Rose street, extension to Arbor way. Plan and profile 
for laying out and established grade. 

Walk Hill street, Hyde Park avenue to Wenham street. 
Plan for sidewalk assessment. 

Walworth street, South street to Belgrade avenue. Plan and 
profile showing proposed laying out to a width of 33 feet. 

Walworth street, South street to Belgrade avenue. Plan and 
profile showing proposed laying out to a width of 50 feet. 

Walworth street, Belgrade avenue to Washington street. 
Plan and profile showing laying out and established 
grade. 

Walworth street, South street to Belgrade avenue. Plan 
showing estates for assessment. 

Wilmot street. Plan showing estates for assessment. 

Woodland road, extension to Pond street. Plan and profile 
for laying out and established grade. 

Brighton. 

Cambridge street, at Mansfield street and Lincoln street. 

Plan of land owned by City of Boston. 
Harriet street, Parsons street, westerly. Plan and profile for 

laying out and established grade. 



Engineering Department. 121 

Harriet street. Plan showing estates for assessment. 
Hobart street, at Ranelegh road. Plan of land taken for 

addition to school lot. 
Hobson street. Plan showing estates for assessment. 
Kinross road, Commonwealth avenue to Lanark road. Plan 

for proposed widening. 
Mapleton street, Murdock street to Market street. Plan and 

profile for laying out and established grade. 
Mapleton street, Murdock street to Market street. Plan 

showing estates for assessment. 
Parsons street, Faneuil street to North Beacon street. Plan 

and profile for relocation and established grade. 
Parsons street, Faneuil street to North Beacon street. Plan 

showing estates for assessment. 
Reservoir road, Beacon street to Boston & Albany railroad. 

Plan and profile showing relocation as decreed by the 

Superior Court. 
Royal street, Cambridge street to Hooker street. Plan for 

sidewalk assessment. 

Boston Harbor. 
Gallop's Island. Plan of cemetery. 



122 City Document No. 17. 



APPENDIX D. 



LIST OF STREETS WHERE ESTATE MEASUREMENTS HAVE 
BEEN OBTAINED FOR THE SEWER DEPARTMENT FOR 
SEWER ASSESSMENTS, FROM FEBRUARY 1, 1906, TO 
FEBRUARY 1, 1907. 

Boston Proper. 

(North of Massachusetts avenue.) 

Fulton street. Between Cross street and Ferry street. 
Harrison avenue. Between Knapp street and Beach street. 

South Boston. 
Champney street. Columbia road to Old Colony avenue. 

East Boston. 
Frankfort street. Neptune road to Swift street. 

Charlestown. 

Decatur street. Bainbridge street to Bunker Hill street. 
Moulton street. Bunker Hill street to Vine street. 
Rutherford avenue. Middlesex street to Tibbets Town way. 
Tufts street. Bunker Hill street to Princeton street. 

ROXBURY. 

(South of Massachusetts avenue.) 

Beech Glen street. Between Fort avenue and Highland 

street. 
Bower street. Between Humboldt avenue and Walnut 

avenue. 
Cherokee street. Near Hillside street. 
Hammond street. Between Sussex street and Westminster 

street. 
Harleston street. Between Calumet street and Parker Hill 

avenue. 
Hartwell street. Between Georgia street and Cheney street. 



Engineering Department. 1 23 

Newbury street. Between Massachusetts avenue and Charles 

Gate East. 
Parker Hill avenue. Between Harleston street and Calumet 

street. 
Ruggles street. Between Cabot street and Westminster 

street. 
Sherman street. Between Dale street and Rockland street. 

Dorchester. 

Rolling sworth street. From Oakland street. 
Roslin street. Harley street to Ocean street. 

West Roxbury. 

Addington road. Weld street to Westover street. 

Allen street. Rowe street to Brown avenue. 

Ashland street. Rowe street to Brown avenue. 

Baker street. Gardner street to Baker place. 

Belgrade avenue. Aldrich street to Anawan avenue. 

Bellevue street. Robin street to four hundred twenty-five 
feet northwest. 

Brookfield street. South Fairview street to South street. 

Brook street. Orange street to Walworth street. 

Cheshire street. Green street to end. 

Dunbar street. Westover street to Willow street. 

Fairview street, Millwood street to Proctor street. 

Crarden street. Maple street to Corey street. 

Havey street. Dudley avenue to two hundred feet south- 
west. 

Hyde Park avenue. Larch place to Ashland street. 

Jewett street. Mt. Hope street to Neponset avenue. 

La G-range street. Landseer street to Linnet street. 

Larch place. Hyde Park avenue to end. 

Linden street. Belgrade avenue to Penfield street. 

Montclair avenue. Fletcher street to one hundred feet 
northeast. 

Morton street. Harvard street to Canterbury street. 

Morton street. Washington street to two hundred and fifty 
feet east. 

Mt. Hope street. Stony brook to five hundred feet north- 
west. 

Mt. Hope street. Lawn street to Stony brook. 

Neponset avenue. Hyde Park avenue to Stony brook. 

Penfield street. Amherst street to Linden street. 

Penfield street, Linden street to Metcalf street. 



124 City Document No. 17. 

Robin street. Bellevue street to Park street. 
Rowe street. Allen street to Ashland street. 
South street. Edgemont street to Guernsey street. 
Willow street. Dunbar street to Weld street. 

Brighton. 

Allston place. Woodstock avenue to Corey road. 
Ohampney street. Washington street to Stratton street. 
Corey road. Summit avenue to Westbourne terrace. 
Kingsley street. Rena street to North Harvard street. 



Engineering Department. 



125 



APPENDIX E. 



Engineering Department Property Schedule, Main Office. 



1 horse. 

2 carriages. 

1 automobile. 

1 sleigh. 

2 harnesses. 

3 robes. 

Instruments for drawing. 
Instruments for surveying, as fol- 
lows : 

2 Temple transits. 

7 Buff & Berger transits. 
1 Berger & Sons transit. 

1 P. & R. Wittstock transit. 

8 Gurley transits. 

1 Keuffel & Esser level. 

2 Temple levels. 

4 Buff & Berger levels. 
7 Gurley levels. 

13 Boston rods. 

4 New York rods. 

10 Troy rods. 

4 Philadelphia rods. 

Apparatus for blue printing. 

Cases for plans and books. 

Reference library, 1,492 volumes. 



15,071 plans engineering works, 

loose. 
14 volumes plans engineering 

works, bound. 
Photographs of engineering works. 
1 microscope. 
1 mercurial barometer. 
1 aneroid barometer. 
1 holsteric barometer. 
1 set hydrometers. 
1 hygrometer. 

1 pair field glasses. 
3 typewriters. 

2 dynamometers. 
1 pantagraph. 

3 calculating machines. 
1 volt meter. 

1 comptometer. 

2 thermophones. 

2 cameras. 

3 planimeters. 

1 Bourdon pressure gauge. 
1 Burroughs arithmometer. 
1 Steiger calculating machine. 



Surveying Division. 



2 Temple transits. 
1 Moody transit. 

4 Buff & Berger transits. 

3 Berger & Sons transits. 
1 Buff & Buff transit. 

1 Stackpole transit. 
1 Troughton & Sims transit. 
1 P. & R. Wittstock transit. 
7 Buff & Berger levels. 



1 Moody level. 
18 Boston rods. 
7 pipe rods. 
32,609 plans. 

3,747 lithographed maps. 
1 pantagraph. 
3 planimeters. 

1 Federal blue printing machine, 
No. 10. 



126 City Document No. 17. 



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. 
15.15 Coping old dry dock, Charlestown Navy Yard, at 

left of entrance. 
15.11 Coping old diy dock, Charlestown Navy Yard, 

new bench, over crowfoot. 
12.24 Greatest elevation of high tide, per United States 
Tide Tables, January 14, 15, 1907; (11.6 + 
.64)= 12.24. 
8.24 Least elevation of high tide, per United States 
Tide Tables, February 22, March 23, September 
2, 3, October 1, 1907 ; (7.6 + .64)= 8.24. 
2.44 Greatest elevation of low tide, per United States 
Tide Tables, October 29, 1907; (1.8 + .64)= 
2.44. 
— 1.46 Least elevation of low tide, per United States 
Tide Tables, May 29, 1907; (—2.1 + .64) = 
—1.46. 
*0.64 Mean low tide. 

5.00 Piles cut off for building. 
10.00 Water works (old base) approximate tide-marsh 
level. 
0.38 South Boston flats base (State). 
9.82 South Boston base, formerly in use, but now aban- 
doned. 
— 100.00 Metropolitan Sewerage base. 
— 100.00 Charles River Basin Commission base. 
— 100.00 Boston Transit Commission base. 
— 4.98 Cambridge City base. 
0.64 Somerville City base. 
0.60 Harbor and Land Commission base. 

* Mean low water January, 1903. Computed from tidal observations taken during 
the year 190'2, at the Charlestown Navy Yard, is 0.79 feet above Boston City base. 
John R. Freeman in Report 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, Report of the 
Commission on Charles River Dam, 1903.) 



Engineering Department. 
The following tidal records may be of interest : 
High Tides. 

[Plane of reference, Boston City Base.] 



127 



Where Taken. 



By Whom. 



Jan. 23, 1898 
Nov. 27, 1898 
Nov. 8, 1900 
May 20, 1901 
Nov. 25, 1901 
Dec. 14, 1902 
Feb. 17, 1903 
Jan. 11, 1904 
Feb. 1, 1904 
Mar. 1, 1904 
Mar. 3, 1904 
Jan. 4, 1905 
Jan. 25, 1905 
Mar. 21, 1905 
Feb. 9, 1906 
June 6, 1906 
June 7, 1905 
June 7, 1906 
June 7, 1906 
Nov. 15, 1906 
Nov. 15, 1906 
Nov. 15, 1906 
Nov. 16, 1906 
Nov. 16, 1906 



Mt. Washington-avenue bridge. 
Average of 15 observations. 

Maiden bridge 

Maiden bridge 

Average of 10 observations. 

North Ferry, City Proper 

North Ferry, City Proper 

North Ferry, City Proper 

North Ferry, City Proper 

Mt. Washington-avenue bridge. 
Mt. Washington-avenue bridge. 

North Ferry, City Proper 

Average of 34 observations. 

North Ferry, City Proper 

Maiden bridge 

Maiden bridge 

Neponset bridge 

North Ferry, City Proper 

Maiden bridge 

Maiden bridge 

North Ferry, City Proper 

Neponset bridge 

Neponset bridge 

Maiden bridge 

Low Tides. 



A. B. Corthell. 

F. P. Spalding. 
F. P. Spalding. 

J. H. Edmonds. 
J. H. Edmonds. 
J. H. Edmonds. 
J. H. Edmonds. 
Boston Terminal Co. 
Boston Terminal Co. 
J. H. Edmonds. 

J. H. Edmonds. 
F. L. Killion. 
H. H. McNerlin. 
M. F. Toomey. 
J. H. Edmonds. 
H. H. McNerlin. 
Tide mark. 
J. H. Edmonds. 
M. F. Toomey. 
M. F. Toomey. 
H. A. Crowley. 



5.60 


Nov. 27, 1898 


Deer Island, Met. sewer station 


Self-recording gage. 


—3.50 


Feb. 1, 1900 


Deer Island, Met. sewer station 


Self-recording gage. 


—2.94 


Feb. 3, 1900 


South Boston station, Edison Electric. 


D. A. Harrington. 


—3.00 


Feb. 4, 1904 


Deer Island, Met. sewer station 


Self-recording gage. 


—2.70 


Mar. 23, 1905 


Deer Island, Met. sewer station 


Self-recording gage. 



128 



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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 pro- 
vided, take charge of the construction of all public works of 
the city which properly come under the direction of a civil 
engineer; shall make such surveys, plans, estimates, state- 
ments, 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 surveyor of highways. 

Sect. 2. Said engineer shall, in his annual report, include 
a report upon the safety and completeness of all ponds, basins 
and reservoirs under the charge of the water department, and 
of all bridges within the city limits used as highways. 

(Stat. 1870, Chap. 337— Stat. 1895, Chap. 449, par. 21.) 

♦Superintendent of Bridges. 



130 



City Document No. 17. 



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 ef 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 
3 


10-53-46 
11-09-47 
11-07-53 
11-11-40 
10-58-33 
11-13-00 
11-12-35 
11-28-56 
11-35-15 
11-34-53 
11-28-23 
11-36-18 
11-42-04 
11-46-13 
11-43-12 
11-39-58 
11-51-54 
11-40-57 


1889 


7 
4 

1 

8 
6 

8 

13 
8 
4 

12 
6 




1872 


1890 


11 39-56 


1873 


1891 


11-49 30 


1874 


1892 




1875 


1893 


12-32-20 


1876 


1894 




1877 . . . 


1895 




1878 


1896 




1879 


1897 

1898 


12-04-37 


1880 


12-34-34 


1881 


1899 




1882 


1900 


12-33-45 


1883 .. 


1901 




1884 . . 


1902 


12-44-44 


1885 


1903 


12-43-42 


1886 


1904 

1905 


12-48-45 


1887 


12-56-42 


1888 


1906 


13-19-20 









Engineering Department. 131 



APPENDIX J. 



GRADES OF BOSTON STREETS, 1906. 

Per cent. 

C — State street, opposite Exchange Building about 2.00 

C— State street, Washington to Devonshire, north side 4.60 

C — Devonshire street, Adams square to State street 2.90 

B — Warren avenue, Charlestown, City square to railroad .... 2.80 
C — Washington street, across Adams square, from corner Brattle street 

to corner Dock square 4.00 

B — Beacon street, from Somerset to Tremont street: 

From Somerset street, 125 ft. . 6.60 

Average for whole length . . , 6.60 

F — Beacon street, from Joy to Spruce street, 695 ft. 6.70 

C — Cornhill, from Court street to Franklin avenue, 270 ft., average . . 4.00 

F — Garden street 15.00 

F — Irving street 15.00 

F — Park street, from Beacon to Tremont street, 144 ft. from Beacon . . 9.30 

325 ft 4.80 

C — School street, from Tremont to Washington street, 100 ft. . . . 5.20 

100 ft 4.40 

350 ft 3.10 

A — Tremont street, from Winter to Hamilton place, 150 ft 4.20 

A — From Winter, toward Temple place, 180 ft 2.50 

C — Washington street, from Court street to Cornhill 3.00 

D — Washington street, from Harvard place, 160 ft. southerly . . . 2.30 

D — Washington street, from Franklin street, 190 ft. southerly . . . 1.30 

D — Washington street, from West street, 170 ft. southerly .... 1.50 

D —Washington street, from Essex street, 205 ft. northerly .... 1.30 



Milk Street. 

C — First 100 feet east of Washington 4.67 

C — Second " " " " 4.48 

C — Third " " " " 3.65 

C — Fourth " " " " 3.14 

C — Fifth " " " " 3.00 



Pearl Street. 

C — First 100 feet south of Franklin 3.23 

C— Second " " " " 2.92 

C — Third " " " " 2.60 

C — Fourth " " " " 1.63 

C — Sixth " " " " 3.43 

C — Seventh " " " " 3.90 

C — Eighth " " " " 4.80 

C — Remaining distance to Atlantic avenue (36.6 feet) 4.80 

A — Asphalt. B — Granite blocks on gravel. 

C — Granite blocks, concrete base. D — Wooden blocks. 

F — Macadam. 



132 



City Document No. 17, 



Boylston Street. 
100 feet west of Washington . 



B — First 

B— Second " " " " 

B — Third " " " " 

D — From Carver street (246 feet) east 

D — From Park square (35 feet) east .... 4.33 

A — First 100 feet east of Arlington .... 2.34 

A — Second " " " " 1.33 



Percent. 
2.61 

2.87 

. 2.5S 

2.93 



South Street. 

C — First 100 feet south of Summer ... 0.74 

C — Second ' " 2.10 

C — Third " " " " 2.05 

C — Fourth " " " " 2.26 

C-Fifth " " " " 1.95 



south of Frank lii 



Congress Street. 

C — First 100 feet north of Exchange place 2.S9 

C — Second " " " " " ... .... 2.30 

C — First 

C — Second " 

C - Third " 

C — Fourth " 

C — Sixth 

C — Seventh " 

C — Eighth " 

C — Remaining d 



1.09 
2.21 



stance to Atlantic avenue (15 feet) 



2.37 
4.24 
3.45 
2.96 



Exchange Street. 



C — First 100 feet north of State 
C — Second " " " " 

C — Third " " 



0.98 
2.46 
3.39 



approaches to bridge over b. & a. r.r., on beacon street and 
Brookline Avenue. 



First 100 feet west of bridge 
■ Second 



Beacon Street. 
F- 
F- 

F- Third 
F — Fourth 
F — Fifth 
F- Sixth 
F— Seventh 

F — Remaining 32.5 feet to foot of approach 
F — Length of approach, 732.5 feet. 
F — Average gradient 



F — First 100 feet east of bridge 

F — Second " " 

F — Third " " 

F — Fourth " " 

F — Fifth " " 

F- Sixth " " 

F — Seventh " " 

F — Eighth " " 

F — Ninth " " 

F — Length of approach, 

F — Average gradient 



A — Asphalt. 

C— Granite blocks, concrete base. 

F — Macadam. 



B — Granite blocks on gravel. 
D — Wooden blocks. 



1.64 
2.64 
2.77 
2.53 



1.95 
1.33 
0.92 



0.90 
1.53 
1.71 
1.71 
1.71 
1.71 
1.71 
1.53 
0.68 



Engineering Department. 



133 



F- First 

F — Second 

F — Third 

F — Fourth 

F — Fifth 

F — Sixth 

F — Seventh 

F — Length of approach, 700 feet 

F — Average gradient 



lirookline Avenue. 

Per cent 

feet southwest of bridge 3.06 

3.06 



2.90 
2.25 
1.50 
0.75 



F — First 100 feet northwest of bridge 

F — Second " " " " 

F-Third " " .... 

F — Fourth " " .... 

F — Remaining 74 feet to foot of approach 1.19 

F— Length of approach, 474 feet. 

F — Average gradient 2.77 



3.47 

3.23 
2.10 



Macadam. 



134 City Document No. 17. 



APPENDIX K. 



WIDTHS OF BOSTON STREETS, 1906. 

Roadway Total 

width." width. 

Winter street 19.5 36.0 

North street, between Union street and Merchants row . . . 19.0 31.0 

Exchange street 15.5 25.0 

State street, opposite Exchange Building 38.0 63.0 

Court street, between Ames and Sears Buildings . . . . 24.9 41.7 
Washington street, between Cornhill and Court street . . 23.5-28.0 41.5-45.0 

Washington street, corner of Summer street (north) . . . 40.7 60.0 

Washington street corner of Summer street (south) . . . 32.5 49.5 

Washington street, north side of Hanover street .... 40.0 60.0 

Portland street, near Causeway street 34.3 50.0 

Canal street, near Causeway street 50.0 75.0 

Haverhill street, near Causeway street 32.2 49.0 

Beverly street, near Causeway street 36.0 50.0 

Washington street North, near Causeway street .... 68. 0_ 92.0 

Washington street North, near Medford street 68.0 92.0 

Kilby street, near State street 25.2 39.3 

Columbus avenue, between Berkeley street and K. R. bridge . 54.0 80.0 

Columbus avenue, between R. R. bridge and Dartmouth street . 54.0 80.0 

Albany, at Dover 54.0 80.0 

Arlington, at the Public Garden 50.0 80.0 

Atlantic avenus, at Broad 78.3 100.0 

Atlantic avenue, at Commercial wharf 78.3 100.0 

Atlantic avenue, near Commercial wharf 78.3 100.0 

Beacon, at Clarendon 47.9 72.0 

Beacon, at Brimmer 61.0 89.0 

Beacon, at River 66.8 93.0 

Berkeley, at Stanhope . 54.5 80.0 

Battery, near North Ferry 45.0 65.0 

Blackstone, near south 6ide North 45.5 61.5 

Boylston, atM. I.T 49.5 78.5 

Broad, near Central 49.5 70.0 

Canal, near Market street 50.0 75.0 

Central, near Atlantic avenue 48.3 63.5 

Charles, at the Common 52.0 80.0 

Commercial, at Cross 48.5 67.7 

Court, between Brattle and Hanover 62.0-38.0 89.0-62.0 

Commercial, at Hanover 60.0 80.0 

Dartmouth, at Commonwealth avenue 70.0 100.0 

Eastern avenue, near South Ferry 54.2 70.0 

Atlantic avenue, at Essex 70.0 100.0 

Leverett, near Charles 46.0 62.0 

Lincoln, at Beach 44.8 64.5 

Massachusetts avenue, at Commonwealth avenue .... 62.9 90.0 

Mercantile 46.0 66.0 

Milk, at Post Office 41.0-46.0 60.0-65.0 

South Market, at north side Commercial 76.6 101.0 

North Market, at Commercial 44.0 64.3 

State, at State-street Block 66.5 86.0 

Tremont, at West Newton 70.0 100.0 

Washington, at Worcester 80.0 107.0 



CONTENTS. 



KEPORT ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT FOR 19C6. 



[General Index to Contents Engineering Department Reports, 1867-1802, will be found 
in Report of February 1, 1892. 

PAGE. 

Engineering Department 1 

Statement of Expenses, Abolishment of grade crossings: 
" " " Blue Hill avenue and Oakland 

street 2 

" il Congress street 2 

" " Dorchester avenue 3 

" Dudley street 3 

" " East Boston 3 

" " Atlantic-avenue bridge 3 

" " Brookline-street bridge 4 

" '• Engineering Department 2 

" " Northern avenue and Sleeper 

street 5 

Bridges Inspected 5 

" wholly supported by Boston , 5 

" " " " railroads 34 

" of which Boston supports the part within its limits.. 7 
" " " •' pays a part of the cost of main- 
tenance 7 

" supported by railroad corporations 8 

" '• '• " u Boston & Albany 

R.R 8 

" " " " " Boston & Maine 

R.R. andB.&A. 

R.R 9 

" " " " Boston & Maine 

R.R., Eastern 

Div 9 

" '" " " " Boston, Re vere 

Beach & Lynn 

R.R 9 

N.Y., N.H. & H. 
R.R., Midland 

Div 9 

N.Y., N.H. & H. 
R.R., Old Col- 
ony Div 10 

N.Y., N.H. & H. 
R.R., Prov. Div. 10 

" " " Metropolitan Park Commission 10 

" " " Cbarles River Basin Commission 10 

Total number (160) 10 

135 



136 City Document No. 17. 



PAGE. 

Bridges 5 

Agassiz road, in the fens 10 

Albany street, over B. & A. R.R. freight tracks 11 

Allston, over B. & A. R.R 11 

Arborway, over Stony brook 11 

Ashland street, over Prov. Div. N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R 11 

Ashmont street and Dorchester avenue, over Old Colony Div. 

N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R , 11 

Athens street, over Midland Div. N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R 11 

Audubon road, over B. & A. R.R 12 

Baker street at Brook Farm, W. Roxbury 12 

Beacon street, over outlet of the fens 12 

Beacon street, over B. & A. R.R 12 

Bellevue street, over Muddy river, in Riverway 12 

Bennington street, over B. & A. R.R., East Boston 12 

Bennington street, over B., R.B. & L. R.R 13 

Berkeley street, over B. & A. R.R. and Prov. Div. N.Y., 

N.H. & H. R.R 13 

Bernier-street foot-bridge, over Bridal path, Riverway 13 

Bernier-street foot-bridge, over Muddy river 13 

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. . . 14 

Bolton street, over Midland Div. N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R 14 

Boston street, over Old Colony Div. N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R. . . 14 

Boylston street, Back Bay fens 14 

Boylston street, B. & A. R.R 14 

Bridle Path, over Muddy river, in Riverway 15 

Broadway, over Fort Point channel 15 

Broadway, over B. & A. R.R 15 

Brookline avenue, over B. & A. R.R 15 

Brookline avenue, over Muddy river, in Riverway 15 

Brookline street to Cambridge 15 

Brooks street, Brighton 15 

Byron street, B., R.B. & L. R.R 16 

Cambridge bridge 16 

Cambridge street 16 

Cambridge street, over B. & M. and B. & A. R.R 16 

Canal, or Cragie's, temporary 20 

Castle Island foot-bridge 16 

Central avenue, over Neponset river 17 

Charlesgate, in the fens, over B. & A. R.R 17 

Charlesgate, in the fens, over Ipswich street 17 

Charlestown 17 

Chelsea, over B. & M. R.R 17 

Chelsea (North) 18 

Chelsea (South) 18 

Chelsea street 18 

Circuit drive, over Scarboro 1 pond, in Franklin park 19 

Columbia road, over Old Colony Div. N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R.. . 19 

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 20 

Congress street 20 

Cottage Farm, over B. & A. R.R 20 

Cottage-street foot-bridge, East Boston 20 

Curtis-street bridge over B. & A. R.R., East Boston 21 

Dartmouth street, over B. &. A. R.R. and Prov. Div. N.Y., 

N. H. &H. R.R 21 



Engineering Department. 137 

Bridges, continued. 

PAGE. 

Dorchester avenue, over Fort Point channel 21 

Dorchester avenue, over Old Colony Div. N.Y., N.H. & H. 

R.R 21 

Dover street 22 

Ellicott arch, in Franklin Park 22 

Elmwood-street bridge, over Stony brook 22 

Everett street, over B. & A. R.R 22 

Fen bridge, in the fens 22 

Ferdinand street, over B. & A. R.R 23 

Florence-street bridge, over Stony brook 23 

Forest Hills entrance in Franklin Park 23 

Gainsborough-street foot-bridge, over Prov. Div. N.Y., N.H. 

& H R R 23 

Gold street, over Midland Div. N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R 23 

Granite to Milton 23 

Harvard to Cambridge 23 

Harvard street, over Midland Div. N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R 24 

Huntington avenue, over B. & A. R.R 24 

Huntington avenue, over Muddy river 24 

Hyde Park-avenue bridge, over Stony brook 24 

Ipswich street, over waterway in the fens 25 

Irvington-street foot-bridge, over Prov. Div. N.Y., N.H. & H. 

R.R 25 

Keyes-street bridge, over Stony brook 25 

L-street bridge 25 

Leverett pond foot-bridge, in Leverett Park 25 

Linden Park street, over Stony brook 25 

Longwood avenue, over Muddy river and B. & A. R.R 26 

Maiden 26 

Massachusetts avenue, over B. & A. R.R 26 

Massachusetts avenue, over Prow. Div. N.Y.,N.H. & H. R.R., 26 

Mattapan to Milton 26 

Maverick-street bridge, over B. & A. R.R., East Boston 27 

Meridian street 27 

Milton 27 

Mt. Washington avenue 28 

Neponset 28 

Neptune road, over B., R.B. & L. R.R 28 

Newton street, over Prov. Div. N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R 28 

Norfolk street, over Midland Div. N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R., Dor- 
chester 28 

Norfolk street, over Midland Div. N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R., near 

Mattapan station 28 

North Beacon street 29 

North Harvard street 29 

Oakland street, over Midland Div. N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R 29 

Perkins-street foot-bridge, over B. & M. R.R. and B. & A. 

R.R 29 

Prison Point 29 

Public Garden foot-bridge 30 

Scarboro' pond foot-bridge, Franklin Park 30 

Shawmut avenue, over B. & A. R.R. and N.Y., N.H. & H.R.R., 30 

Southampton-street bridges, over South Bay sluices 30 

Southampton street, over O.C. Div. N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R 30 

Spring street to Dedham 30 

Summer street, over A street 31 

" B " 31 

" C " 31 

" " Fort Point channel 31 

" N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R. freight tracks. ... 31 

Warren 32 



138 City Document No. 17. 

Bridges, concluded. 

PAGE 

West Boston, temporary 32 

West Fourth street, over O.C. Div. N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R. ... 32 
West Rutland-square foot-bridge, over Prov. Div. N.Y., N.H. 

& H. R.R 32 

Western avenue to Cambridge 32 

Western avenue to Watertown 33 

Williams street, over Stony brook 33 

Winthrop 33 

Wood Island Park foot-bridge 33 

Surveying Division 35 

Lines and grades given, and paving work measured, 1906: 

Boston Proper 41 

Brighton 77 

Charlestown 51 

Dorchester 59 

East Boston and Breed's Island 50 

Roxbury 52 

South Boston 47 

West Roxbury 74 

Plans in Surveying Division 79 

Miscellaneous Work and Construction in 1906: 

Alford-street sea-wall 89 

Atlantic-avenue bridge 94 

Brookline-street bridge 96 

Cbelsea bridge, south 99 

Cottage-street foot-bridge 99 

Dover-street bridge 99 

East Boston Ferries 89 

Grade Crossings : 

Dudley street 100 

East Boston 100 

Northern-avenue bridge 102 

Rainsf ord Island 102 

Temporary bridge between Summer and Congress streets 89 

Street Department : 

Working plans, specifications and forms of contract were pre- 
pared and forwarded for assessment streets 90 

Plans and specifications for repaving streets 91 

Grading Street Railway Tracks : 

Boston Elevated Railway Company 92 

Surveys, Plans, etc 92 

Water Department : 

Extension of mains 86 

Table showing the average stated monthly heights in feet, 
above city base, to which water rose at different stations 

on the Boston water works 88 

Table showing monthly rainfall in inches during 1906 at 

various places in Eastern Massachusetts 88 

General statistics 87 

City Engineers, 1850-1907 103 



Engineering Department. 139 



APPENDICES. 



PAGE. 

Appendix A. — Table showing the widths of openings for vessels 

in all bridges provided with draws 105 

B. — Table of accident and other plans made for the 

Law Department 107 

C — Table of surveys, plans and profiles made by 

Surveying Division 109 

D. — List of streets where estate measurements have 

been obtained for Sewer Department, for 

sewer assessments 122 

E. — Engineering Department, property schedule 125 

F. — Elevations referred to Boston city base 126 

G. — Engineering Department annual reports, 1867- 

1906 128 

H. — Engineering Department, Revised Ordinances . . . 129 

I. — Meridian line 130 

J. — Grades of streets 131 

K. — Widths of streets 134