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ANNUAL REPORT 



Street Department 



YEAR 1901 



Compliments of ... 

James Donovan, 

Superintendent of Streets. 
PLEASE EXCH.ANGE. 



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CONTENTS. 



PART I. 



REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF STREETS. 



PAGE 

Appropriations 2 

Asphalt pavement: 

Trinidad 48 

Sicilian Rock 54 

Seyssel 57 

All Others 57 

Summary 57 

Under Guarantee: 

Trinidad 58 

Sicilian Rock 62 

Seyssel 65 

Asphaltina 66 

Cost of Patching: 

Trinidad 67 

Sicilian Rock 70 

Coal Tar 71 

Comparative Table .... 72 

Bill Boards 6 

Central Office 75 

Contracts 21 

Dorchester Yard ^. . . 7 

Down-town Paving 5 

Dumps 8 

Employment of Labor 8 

Expenditures: 

Blue Hill and Other 

Avenues 19 

Bridge Division Spe- 
cials 3 

Comparative Table of 16 

Construction of Highways 

Already Laid Out 19 

Ferry Division Specials . . 17 



PAGE 

Expenditures: 

Laying-Out and Construc- 
tion of Highways 19 

Laying-Out and Construc- 
tion of Highways. Chap. 

478, Acts of 1900 19 

Paving Division Specials . 18 

Recapitulation 20 

Sanitary and Street Clean- 
ing Specials 18 

Sewer Division Specials. . 19 
Street Improvements .... 17 
Financial Statement (Main- 
tenance) 15 

General Review 9-13 

Income 75 

New Head-house and Coal 

Elevat(>r 7 

Organization 1 

Pavements, Area of 74 

Smoke Nuisance 7 

Street Litter 8 

Street Mileage , 73 

Summary of Work Performed: 

Bridge Division 13 

Ferry Division 13 

Paving Division 13 

Sanitary Division 14 

Sewer Division 14 

Street Cleaning Division . 14 

Street Watering Division, 14 

West End Yard and Buildings, 7 

Wooden Block Pavements . . 6 



Contents. 



PART II.— APPENDIX A. 



REPORT OF THE DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT OF THE 
BRIDGE DIVISION. (Page 3.) 



PAGE 

Cable-houses and Boxes 31 

Draw-tenders' Reports 37 

Draw-tenders' Eeports (Five 

Years) 38 

Expenditures: 

Inland Bridges 15 

Recapitulation 21 

Maintenance Expen s e s , 

North and South Yards . 23 

Special Appropriations. . . 24 

Tide-water Bridges 7 

Recapitulation 7 

Financial Statement 6 

Income T 

List of Bridges: 

Wholly Maintained by Boston, 25 
Of Which Boston Main- 
tains the Part Within its 

Limits 27 



List of Bridges : 

Of Which Boston Pays a 
Part of the Cost of Main- 
taining . 28 

Of Which Boston Maintains 

the Wearing Surface ... 28 
In Charge of Commission- 
ers of Bost on and Cam- 
bridge Bridges 28 

Wholly Maintained by 

Railroad Corporations . . 29 

Recapitulation 30 

Objects of Expenditures .. . . 5 
Property in Charge of Di- 
vision 32 

Public Landing Places 31 

Width of Bridges 34 

Width of Bridge Openings . 35 
Work Performed 3 



APPENDIX B. 



REPORT OF THE DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT OF THE 
FERRY DIVISION. (Page 39.) 



PAGE 

Coal Elevator 40 

Difference in Travel Between 

Ferries 51 

Ferry-boats 41 

Financial Statement 42 

Appropriations (1902) 49 

Balance Sheet 43 

Capital Invested 47 

Comparison of Balance 

Sheets 47 



Comparison of Receipts, 
Appropriations and Ex- 

jjenditures (Five Years), 44 
Total Expeuditures and 

Receipts (1858-1902) .... 48 

Location of Ferries 39 

New Head-house 40 

Receipts at each Ferry 50 

Ticket Statement 52 

Total Travel 52 

Work Performed 40 



Contents. 



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APPENDIX C. 



REPORT OF THE DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT OF THE 
PAVING DIVISION. (Page 53.) 



PAGE 

Asphalting 59 

" ■ Details of 60 

Assessment or "323" 

Streets 63 

Assessment or "323" 

Streets, Details of 64 

Block Paving 55 

" " Details of 55 

Crushing Plant 54 

Expenditures : 

Abolishment of Grade 

Crossings -r 82 

Blue Hill aiid Other Ave- 
nues 157 

Construction of Highways 
Already Laid Out 154 

Summary 154 

Laying-Out and Construc- 
tion of Highways .... 151 
Summary 1.53 

Laying-Out and Constriic- 
tion of Highways, Chap- 
ter 478, Acts of 1900 .... 135 

Summary 148 

Laying-Out and Construc- 
tion of High ways, Brigh- 
ton 155 

Summary » . . 156 

Laying-Out and Construc- 
tion of Highways, Dor- 
chester 156 

Summary 156 

Laying-Out and Construc- 
tion of Highways, East 
Boston 155 

Summary 155 

Laying-Out and Construc- 
tion pf Highways, Rox- 
bury and West Eoxbury 156 

Summary 156 



Expenditures: 

Street Improvements (By 

Wards) 90 

Street Improvements 

(General) 106 

Summary 129 

Under Special Appropria- 
tions 82 

Financial Statement 77 

Income 78 

New Brick Sidewalks 160 

N"ew Edgestones 157 

Objects of Expenditures. ... 79 
Schedule A. Miscellane- 
ous 80 

Schedule B. In Excess of 

Special Appropriations. 81 

Schedule C. New work.. 82 
Output of Stone from City 

Crushers 1 65 

Permit Office: 

Artificial Stone Sidewalks 172 

Bill Boards 173 

Inspectors 172 

Permits for Street Open- 
ings 170 

Permits, Miscellaneous. . . 171 

Street Numbering 173 

Work Performed 172 

Property in Charge of Divi- 
sion 168 

Public Alleys 72 

Snowfall and Rainfall 165 

Street Construction: 

New Work 162 

General Repairs 163 

Streets Laid Out, Extended, 

etc 165 

Street Names Changed 168 

Work in Charge of Division 53 



IV 



Contents. 
APPENDIX D. 



REPORT OF THE DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT OF THE 
SANITARY DIVISION. (Page 174.) 



PAGE 

Contracts 184 

Dorchester Yard 175 

Dumping Places 174 

Expenditures : 

Collection of Ashes and 

Offal 183 

Cost of Horseshoeing 188 

Cost per Boat Load Tow- 
ing to Sea 186 

Items of 179 

^ Maintenance of Fort Hill 

Wharf and Dumping Boats, 186 

Financial Statement 176 

Hay and Grain 185 

House Dirt, Ashes and Wastes : 

Amount Removed 181 

Force Employed in Col- 
lecting 180 



House Offal : 

Amount Removed 181 

Force Employed in Col- 
lecting 181 

Income 178 

Material Collected by Dis- 
tricts 182 

Material Collected Five 

Years 182 

Final Disposition of 182 

Material Sold by Contract. . 184 
Number of Carts Employed, 183 
Property in Charge of Divi- 
sion 190 

Revenue 178 

Signs 188 

Work Performed for Other 

Divisions 186 



APPENDIX E. 



REPORT OF THE DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT OF 
THE SEWER DIVISION. (Page 192.) 



PAGE 

Catch-basins Built 231 

Contract with Metropolitan 
Water and Sewerage 

Board 192 

Entrance Fees 226 

Financial Statement 227 

Metropolitan System of 
Sewerage : 
(1st.) As To The Work 

Which the City Must Do, 194 
(2d.) As To The Future 
Development of The 
Sewerage System of The 
City of Boston 196 



PAGE 

Metropolitan System of Sewerage : 

Table Showing Estimated 
Average Maximum 
Flow of Sewage from 
Low Level Territory, 

1900 to 1940 199 

Objects of Expenditures: 

Construction of Highways 

Already Laid Out 230 

Laying Out and Construc- 
tion of Highways 229 

Laying Out and Construc- 
tion of Highways, Chap. 
478 Acts of 1900 229 



Contents. 



l^AGE 

Object of Expenditures: 

Maintenance 228 

Recapitulation 230 

Sewerage Works 229 

Permits 227 

Property in Charge of Division, 232 
Schedule of Sewers Built to 

Date 231 

Sludge Account 232 

Summary of Sewer Construc- 
tion : 230 

Summary of Sewer Construc- 
tion (Five Years) 230 

Work in Charge of Division, 192 
Work Performed and Eec- 
ommendations : 

South Boston 203 



Work Performed, etc. : 

East Boston 213 

Charlestown 212 

Brighton 214 

West Roxbury 211 

Dorchester 207 

Roxbury 204 

City Proper 215 

Main Drainage 217 

Main and Intercepting 

Sewers 218 

Moon Island 221 

Pumpiug Station, Calf 

Pasture 219 

Pumping Station, Lyons 

Street 220 

Stony Brook 222 



APPENDIX F. 



REPORT OF THE DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT OF THE 
STREET CLEANING DIVISION. (Page 233.) 



PAGE 

Cost per Mile for Machine 
Sweeping, Exclusive of 
Supervision 241 

Cost per Mile for Machine 
Sweeping, Including Sii- 
pervision 242 

Dorchester District 236 

Dumps 235 

Expenditures: 

Objects of "... 237 

Recapitulation 241 

Enlarged Sweeping Areas. . . 234 

Financial Statement 237 



PAGE 

Income 241 

Loads of Street Dirt Re- 
moved 242 

Methods Employed in Clean- 
ing Streets 233 

Paper Patrol 234 

Property in Charge of 243 

Public Alleys 236 

Slippery Pavements 236 

Stables 235 

Stock 235 

Summary of Work Done .... 243 

Work Done 233 



Contents. 
APPENDIX G. 



REPORT OF THE DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT OF THE 
STREET WATERING DIVISION. (Page 244.) 



PAGE 

Appropriation 245 

Distribution of Carts 246 

Financial Statement 245 

Location of Water Posts . . . 246 

Miles of Streets Watered ... 246 



PAGE 

245 



Objects of Expenditures . . 
Objects of Expenditures (by 

Districts) 246 

Work Performed 244 



APPENDIX H, 



REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONERS FOR THE BOSTON 
AND CAMBRIDGE BRIDGES. (Page 247.) 



PAGE 

Bridges Under Control of: 

Cambridge Street 247 

Canal or Craigies 247 



Essex Street 

Harvard 

Wooden Block Paving . . 

Travel Statement 

North Harvard Street . 



248 
248 
248 
250 
251 



PAGE 

Prison Point 250 

West Boston (Temporary- 
Bridge) 251 

Western Avenue 251 

Classification of Expenditures, 253 

In General 252 

Number of Draw Openings . . 254 

Revenue 252 



APPENDIX 



REPORT OF THE CITY ENGINEER ON SPECIAL 
WORK. (Page 255.) 



PAGE 

Alford Street 255 

Assessment Streets 259 

Bennington Street , 255 

Broadway Bridge 256 

Brooks street Retaining 

walls 256 

Carleton Street Retaining 

walls 256 

Columbia Road 257 

Dover-street Bridge 257 

East Boston Ferries 257 



PAGE 

258 



261 



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Garbage Depot 

Grading Street Ra i 1 w a y 
Tracks 

Miscellaneous Plans, Specifi- 
cations, etc 261 

Mt. Washington Av e n u e 

Bridge 258 

Public Alleys 260 

Stairway from Summer- 

Street Bridge to B Street 258 

Winthrop Bridge 258 



Contents. 



APPENDIX J, 



REPORT OF THE CHIEF SMOKE INSPECTOR. 
(Page 265.) 



PAGE 

Boiler Applications 267 

Causes of Smoke Nuisance, 265 

Coal Importations 266 

Defects in Smoke Nuisance 

Law 265 



PAGE 

Plants Equipped With Smoke 

Preventing Devices 266 

Summary of Work Performed 267 

Work Performed 266 



APPENDIX K. 



REPORT OF THE CIVIL SERVICE CLERK. (Page 268.) 



PAGE 

Applications 272 

Comparative Table of Em- 
ployees 271 

Employment of Labor 268 



PAGE 

Grade and Number of Em- 
ployees 269 

Transfers 272 



APPENDIX L. 



FORMER SUPERINTENDENTS AND DOCUMENT NUM- 
BERS OF ANNUAL REPORTS. (Page 273.) 



Hon. Patrick A. Collins, 

Mayor of the City of Boston : 

Sifi, — In compliance with the Revised Ordinances, the 
annual report of the operations and expenses of the Street 
Department for the year 1901 is herewith respectfully sub- 
mitted. 

Organization. 

The work of the department during the past year has 
been carried on under the same organization that was effected 
when the consolidated department was created in 1891, and 
as amended in 1895, the several divisions of the depart- 
ment being as follows : 



Central Office. 

Boston and Cambridge 

Bridges. 
Bridge Division. 
Ferry Division. 



Paving Division. 
Sanitary Division. 
Sewer Division, 
Street-Cleaning Division. 
Street- Watering Division. 



Each of the above divisions, with the exception of the 
Central Office and the Boston and Cambridge Bridges, is in 
charge of a Deputy Superintendent. 



2 City Document No. 40. 

The Boston and Cambridge Bridges are managed by two 
commissioners, the Superintendent of Streets being the com- 
missioner for the City of Boston, the other commissioner 
being appointed by the Maj^or of the City of Cambridge. 

Appeopetations. 

The money assigned for Street Department work for the 
past year was made available under the following appropria- 
tions : 

First. — Maintenance : From income of the city raised by 
taxes. Previous to the commencement of the financial year, 
February 1, the department estimates of the amounts neces- 
sary for the proper maintenance of the various divisions are 
submitted to His Honor the Mayor, who makes such recom- 
mendation as he may deem proper to the City Council. 
The maintenance appropriations, as passed by the City Coun- 
cil, were as follows : 



Central Office ..... 


^25,000 00 


Bridge Division .... 


165,000 00 


Cambridge and Boston Bridges . 


18,500 00 


Ferry Division .... 


250,600 00 


Paving Division .... 


846,000 00 


Sanitary Division .... 


637,000 00 


Sewer Division .... 


373,000 00 


Street-Cleaning Division . 


379,000 00 


Street-Watering Division . 


175,000 00 


Total 


. 12,869,100 00 



Second, — Work done under appropriations for permanent 
improvements : There was made available by the Cit}^ Coun- 
cil, from income of the city raised by taxes, $985,000 for 
general new or reconstruction work, and for special items, as 
follows : 



Paving Division 
Street Improvements 

Total 



$485,000 00 
500,000 00 



$985,000 00 



Third. — Work done under appropriations for permanent 
improvements : There was made available by the City Coun- 
cil, from loans within the debt limit, $140,000 for new work 
as follows : 



Sanitary Division (new garbage plant) 



$140,000 00 



Street Department. 3 

Fourth. — In 1891 an Act was passed by the Legislature, 
and amended in 1897, entitled, " An Act Relating to the 
Location, Laying-Out and Construction of Highways in the 
City of Boston." (Chapter 323, Acts of 1891, and amend- 
ments.) Loans under this Act previous to 1901 were out- 
side the debt limit, but by chapter 199 of the Acts of 1901 
the city was empowered to borrow the money inside the debt 
limit. From this fund new streets, assessable on the abutting 
property, are built. Tlie amount expended the past year was : 

Sewers |4,498 02 

Streets . . - 10,815 63 



Total . . . . . . 115,313 65 

Fifth. — In 1899 an Act was passed by the Legislature 
entitled, " An Act relative to Laying-Out and Construction 
of Highways in the City of Boston." (Chapter 443.) Loans 
under this Act are outside the debt limit. The amounts 
expended for street construction last year in each district 
were as follows : 

District. 

Brighton |1,226 35 

Dorchester 2,173 91 

East Boston 2,254 21 

Roxbury and West Roxbury . . . 1,263 99 



Total $6,918 46 

Sixth. — In 1895 an Act was passed by the Legislature, 
and amended in 1898, entitled, "An Act to provide for the 
Laying-Out and Construction of Certain Highways in the 
City of Boston" (commonly known as the Boulevard Act). 
(Chapter 334 of 1895 ; chapter 236 of 1898.) Loans under 
this Act are outside the debt limit. The amount expended 
this year was as follows : 

Streets . . . . . . . $40,380 45 

Seventh. — In 1895 an Act was passed by the Legislature, 
entitled, " An Act relative to the establishment of a New 
Ferry Landing in the City of Boston." (Chapter 435.) 
Under this Act the loan is outside the debt limit. The 
amount expended this year was $41,988.16. 

Eighth. — In 1897 an Act was passed by the Legislature, 
entitled " An Act Relative to the Sewerage Works of the 



4 City Document No. 40. 

City of Boston." (Chap. 426.) Under this Act the loan 
is outside the debt limit. From this fund all " Sewerage 
Works " are built. 

The amount expended the past year was . 1883,931 13 

Ninth. — In 1900 an Act was passed by the Legislature 
and accepted by the City Council entitled " An Act Rela- 
tive to Laying Out and Constructing Highways in the City 
of Boston." (Chap. 478.) Under this Act the loan is 
inside the debt limit. From this appropriation all street and 
sewerage works construction in highways laid out previous 
to July 17, 1900, may be built. 

The amount expended the past year was as follows : 

Sewer . , $308,443 47 

Street 499,848 57 



Totals 1808,292 04 

Tenth. — In 1901 an Act was passed by the Legislature 
entitled " An Act Relative to Highways in the City of Bos- 
ton." (Chap. 199.) Under this Act the loan is inside the 
debt limit. From this appropriation street and sewerage 
works construction in " 323 " streets may be built. The 
City Council appropriated the sum of 1900,000 under this 
Act, apportioned as follows : 

Laying-Out and Construction of New High- 
ways 1500,000 00 

Construction of Highways already Laid 

Out ...... . 400,000 00 

The expenditures under the $500,000 appropriation are 
shown in Item 4, page 3 ; the appropriation for " Construc- 
tion of Highways already Laid Out " was used for street 
and sewerage works construction in streets laid out and 
ordered constructed between July 17, 1900, and July 3, 
1901. 

The amount thus expended the past year was : ' 

Sewers 115,301 86 

Streets . . . . . . . 15,830 49 



Totals 131,132 35 



Street Department. 



Thus the expenditures under the several appropriations of 
the year 1901 were as follows : 



Maintenance ..... 
Street Improvements .... 
Bridge, Specials .... 

Paving, Specials . . ■ . 

Sanitary and Street Cleaning, Specials 
Laying-Out and Construction of Highways 
Laying-Out and Construction of Highways 
(by Districts) : 

Brighton ...... 

Dorchester ...... 

East Boston . . . . 

Roxbury and West Roxbury . 
Laying-Out and Construction of Highways 

(Chap. 478 of 1900) . . . . 
Construction of Highways already Laid 

Out 

Blue Hill and Other Avenues (Boulevard 

Act) 

New Ferry Landing . . . . . 

Sewerage Works . . . . . 

Totals ... 



J,883,739 19 

773,073 12 

5,484 10 

644,943 00 

24,578 96 

15,313 65 



1,226 35 

2,173 91 

2,254 21 

. 1,263 99 

808,292 04 

31,132 35 

40,380 45 

41,988 16 

883,931 13 

5,159,774 61 



From the moneys provided, as shown in the preceding 
schedule, the maintenance force of the department has been 
permanently and constantly employed during the year, and 
large amounts of work have been performed by contract, as 
required by the provisions of many of the Acts providing 
loans for expenditure by this department. 

Specific features of the work are referred to under the 
headings which follow, and the work of the divisions is fully 
shown in the appendices attached to this report. 

Dov^N-TOWN Paving. 

The down-town business district has been extensively 
repaved, and streets that have been a source of complaint for 
years have been reconstructed in the most modern manner 
with large granite blocks with Portland cement grout or 
pitch joints on a concrete base, the most durable pavement 
for heavy team traffic known. 

The details of construction will be found in the report of 
the Deputy Superintendent of the Paving Division, Appen- 
dix C. 



City Document No. 40. 



Wooden Block Paving. 

The demand for a noiseless pavement, and one easily 
cleaned and maintained, led to the introduction of wooden 
blocks as a surfacing material. 

These blocks are of long-leaf Georgia or Florida yellow 
pine, and are laid on a 6-inch American cement concrete 
base. 

The joints are filled with paving pitch or Portland cement 
grout, and the entire paving is guaranteed by a surety com- 
pany bond for ten (10) years. 

This paving has been laid on a level grade on Newbury 
street and on steeper grades on Harvard bridge, Boylston 
and Tremont streets. That on Tremont street, between 
Winter and Park streets and at the intersection of Beacon 
and Tremont streets, has been in service about eighteen 
months, and to-day shows little evidence of. wear. It has a 
smooth appearance, does not crawl or show wavy or billowy, 
as does asphalt, and the entire paving seems impervious to 
moisture. Close joints (made by driving the blocks together 
after every sixth row laid) on grades over 3 per cent, prove 
more slippery than joints of from one-quarter to one-half an 
inch filled with Portland cement grout. 

This latter joint is laid on Boylston street, and is appar- 
ently better suited for up grades than the close joints on 
Tremont street. 

Another recommendation for this paving is that excava- 
tions may be made and the surface easily repaired, and within 
a short time no trace of the patching will be noticeable, so 
well does the pavement unite. 

Some fault has been found from the fact that blocks 
" bled," as the action of the sun in drawing the creo-resin- 
ate from them is called, but the proportions of creosote and 
resin have been changed in preparing new blocks, and no 
more trouble from this source is anticipated. 

Bill-boards. 

The practice of bill posters in removing paper from bill- 
boards and throwing it' into the streets has been a source of 
annoyance to this department and a prominent factor in 
adding greatly to complaints from the public as to street 
litter. During the past year an inspector was detailed to 
carefully watch bill posters and prevent the throwing of 
paper into the streets, and the results obtained by this 
method warrant his permanent employment. 



Steeet Depaetment. 



Smoke Nuisance. 

Under the existing law it is almost impossible to prevent 
the smoke nuisance or to secure a conviction in court of an 
offender who wilfully violates the law. 

Some steps should be taken to lessen the time allowed for 
the continuous emission of smoke, as complaints from citi- 
zens and business houses inconvenienced by this nuisance 
are continually being received at this office. 

New Head-house and Coal Elevator. 

Plans and specifications have been prepared and a con- 
tract awarded for the erection of a new head-house at the 
East Boston landing of the South Ferry. This work will be 
completed early in the coming year, and the accommodations 
for the public, as well as the division, will then be all that can 
be desired at this ferry. The coal elevator, contracted for in 
the early part of 1901, has been completed, and the facilities 
for the storage of coal have been greatly increased — a matter 
that has given the department much concern in the past. 

West End Yard and Buildings. 

Attention is called to the statement made in the last 
report in reference to the stables and buildings at this yard. 

An appropriation should be provided for the purpose of 
equipping a model Street Department yard at this place, as 
the cost of keeping the present structures in repair greatly 
increases year by year, and makes the demand for new build- 
ings imperative. 

Proposed Dorchester Yard. 

The department purchased in 1901 a lot of land on Free- 
port street, Dorchester, with the intention of installing a 
Sanitary and Street-Cleaning yard for this district. 

Plans and specifications for a brick stable have been pre- 
pared, and a permit for seventy-two horses was granted by 
the Board of Health, but owing to the protests of the resi- 
dents no action was taken. 

The work of collecting and removing ashes and garbage in 
this district is now done by contract, and this method of 
doing the work is always more or less unsatisfactory, and I 
respectfully urge the establishment of a yard in this district 
that the department force may take charge of these 
collections. 



8 City Document No. 40. 

Another matter which seems to have been lost sight of is 
the contract existing between the New England Sanitary 
Product Company and the City of Boston, which provides 
that the city shall deliver the offal of all the districts of the 
city, excejDting West Roxbury and Brighton, at five places 
along the water front. 

The offal of Dorchester has never been delivered under 
this contract on account of the lack of a necessary wharf and 
dump. 

Dumps. 

The question of providing dumps for the disposal of 
material collected is becoming a grave one with this depart- 
ment. 

In the outlying sections particularly, the long hauls to 
dumps increase the cost of collecting and removing very 
matei'ially, and the ashes of the North and West Ends are 
now being hauled to Cambridge, where we pay the sum of 
ten (10) cents for each load dumped. 

The available dumps in South Boston, Dorchester and 
Roxbury are being rapidly filled up, and the outlook to-day 
points to the establishment of scow dumps for the purpose of 
carrying this material to sea. 

Street Litter. 

The problem that is perhaps causing more discussion than 
any other among the municipalities of this country to-day is 
that of cleaning streets and keeping them in a presentable 
condition. 

The public demand clean streets, but in a great many cases 
the individual is to blame for the unsightly appearance, and per- 
haps unconsciously so ; however, the fact remains that surface 
your streets with the most modern paving, and place your 
patrol sweepers where you will, if the public persist in 
throwing papers, fruit parings, store sweepings, etc., into the 
streets, the surface cannot be kept in a clean condition. 

The Board of Police have very kindly detailed two officers 
to assist in preventing this violation of the ordinances, but 
more attention should be paid by the police, and offenders 
should be warned against throwing refuse into the highway, 
and if necessary prosecution should follow all violations of 
this ordinance. 

Employment of Labor. 

The report of the Civil Service Clerk, showing the classifi- 
cation of the employees of the department and tiansfers and 
requisitions made for the severals divisions of the department, 
will be found in Appendix K. 



Street Department. 



BRIDGE DIVISION. 

Expenditures. 
Maintenance. Specials. 

1170,866.18 15,484.10 

Necessary repairs have been made to a great many bridges, 
fences and piers have been rebuilt, electrical apparatus 
repaired, etc. 

Money should be provided for the rebuilding of the Shaw- 
mut-avenue bridge as in the opinion of the City Engineer a new 
structure is required at this point and further repairing is 
simply a waste of money. 

A new brick stable and workshop, thoroughly equipped to 
meet the needs of the division, has been erected on Broad- 
way near Dorchester avenue. 

The new Maiden bridge, under construction by the En- 
gineering Department, has been completed, and is now open 
for travel, and is in charge of this division. 

The City Council should provide money for the rebuilding 
of Mt. Washington-avenue and Congress-street bridges, as 
to-day the demands of traffic are such that these bridges are 
unable to cope with them. 



FERRY DIVISION. 

Expenditures. 
Maintenance. Specials. 

$248,754:06 141,988.16 

The new coal elevator has been completed, and the storage 
facilities for coal at the ferry wharves has been increased 
about 2,700 tons, thus making it possible to take advantage 
of the coal market at favorable times. 

The piers and drops have been repaired, and are now in 
good condition. 

The new head-house will be completed about the first of 
June "next, and with this open to the public the terminal 
facilities at the ferries will be all that is required to meet the 
demands for some years to come. Money should be provided 
for fitting out the machine and other shops connected with 
the head-house, that the many repairs necessary to the proper 
maintenance of the boats, etc., of the division can at all 
times be promptly made. 



10 City Document No. 40. 



PAVING DIVISION. 

Expenditures. 
Maintenance. Specials. 

$931,349.52. $644,948.00 

A large area of down-town streets have been paved with 
granite blocks with cement grout joints on a concrete base, 
among them being Atlantic avenue and Commercial street. 

These two thoroughfares, connecting as they do the North 
and South Stations and lined on the water side by wharves, 
are very heavily travelled streets, and their reconstruction 
was urgently requested for years by the teaming interests of 
the city. 

The work of down-town paving, so called, should be 
carried on, and money provided, to the end that every street 
in the business section will be surfaced in a first-class man- 
ner, thus providing what is essfintial to every progressive 
municipality, well-paved streets in the teaming district. 

A new stone-crushing plant, with a daily capacity of 500 
tons, has been erected at the Columbia-road ledge, near 
Brunswick street. This plant was made necessary by the 
heavy dem^ands on the division for crushed stone for new 
macadam roads in the outlying districts of the city. 

About 80,000 square yards of asphalt on a concrete base 
have been laid, under a ten-years' maintenance guarantee. 

Work on "328" streets has progressed rapidly, and 34 
streets and 21 public alleys have been under construction. 



SANITARY DIVISION. 

Expenditures. 
Maintenance. Specials. 

1628,000.50. $24,578.96 

' The work of this division is greatly hampered by the 
scarcity of available dumps for clean ashes, and relief might 
be had, particularly in the North and West Ends, by the 
purchase and location of a Barney dumping boat at the old 
Charles River-avenue bridge, to which material collected 
could be delivered and thence towed to sea. 

Money should be provided for this purpose, as we now 
haul to Cambridge and pay for the privilege of dumping. 

A dumping platform for ashes should be provided at the 
South End yard for the disposal of the collections in the 
section south of Massachusetts avenue. 

The necessity of establishing a yard in the Dorchester 



Street Department. 11 

district grows more urgent with the increase of population in 
this section. 

Money is available for buildings, and money should be 
provided to purchase the necessary plant as soon as possible, 
thus doing away with the contract system, and doing the 
work with the department force, a method much to be 
preferred. 



SEWER DIVISION. 

Expenditures. 
Maintenance. Sewerage Works. 

$345,669.05 $883,931.13 

The Sewer Division has been engaged in the construction 
of house sewers and surface drains in a large number of 
" 323 " streets, many of which have been completed. 

Work has progressed rapidly on Ston}^ brook as far as 
outlined, and the question of the location of the brook 
towards Forest Hills should be taken up at once that the 
work of construction may not be delayed. 

It is imperative that money be provided for the cleaning 
of sewers and catch-basins as upon investigation so much 
deposit has been found in the sewers that their capacity has 
been greatly reduced, and complaints from abutters as to 
flooded cellars, etc., have been the result. 

The constant increase in the miles of sewers built demands 
a proportional increase in the amount of the appropriation 
for maintenance as imperfect sewerage facilities are a menace 
to the health of every community. 

Work at the pumping station in preparation for the new 
engine has progressed very favorably, and the pump wells, 
masonry settings, etc., will be built during the coming year 
so that no delay to the installing of the new 72,000,000 
gallons engine may occur when it is delivered. 

Attention is called tg the exhaustive statement and map 
shown in Appendix E outlining the policy of the division for 
future years, and steps should be taken and money provided 
that these recommendations may be carried out. 



STREET-CLEANING DIVISION. 

Expenditures. 
Maintenance . . . . 1356,445.72 

On account of the great amount of new paving in the 
down-town district and the construction of a large number 



12 City Document No. 40. 



of public alleys, the patrol work of this division has been 
greatly increased. 

The additional large area to be cared for, particularly in 
the business district, means a great increase in the work 
and an extension of the service. Money should be provided 
at the earliest possible moment for this work. 

The condition of some of our asphalt streets and the 
carelessness of some drivers led to the purchase of a sanding 
machine, which has given good satisfaction wherever used. 

The number of well-built residential streets in Dorchester 
calls for the establishment of a street-cleaning force in this 
district, and, as noted in the Sanitary Division statement, the 
only solution of this question is the establishment of a yard 
in this district. The stables, sheds, etc., of this division are 
in an almost dilapidated condition, and money should be pro- 
vided for the purpose of thoroughly repairing or rebuilding 
them. 



STREET-WATERING DIVISION. 

Expenditures. 
$164,259.36. 

The cost of watering the streets during the past year has 
been paid from the tax levy in accordance with the action of 
the City Council. The service was well performed, as fewer 
complaints were received this year than ever before. 

The constant increase in the miles of streets constructed 
should occasion an increase in the appropriation for street 
watering, as macadam roads to be well kept should be 
frequently watered, 

BOSTON AND CAMBRIDGE BRIDGES. 

Expenditures. 
118,394.97. 

The paving of the roadway and draw of 'Harvard bridge 
with wooden blocks was begun last year, and will be finished 
early in the coming spring. 

The paving is laid under a ten years' maintenance guaran- 
tee, and provides a better travelling surface than the old 
one of sheathing with 2-inch spruce. 

The work of supervising this construction, as well as all 
other matters pertaining to the management of these bridges. 



Street Department. 



13 



has been borne almost entirely by my fellow-commissioner, 
Mr. William J. Marvin, of Cambridge, to whom should be 
accorded the credit for the efficient manner in which the 
bridges have been conducted. 



SUMMARY OF WORK DONE. 
Bridge Division. 

Overhauled and thoroughly repaired the following bridges, 
viz. : 

Berkeley-street, Commercial-point, Federal-street and 
Massachusetts avenue. 

Scraped and painted ironwork on Beacon-street, Berkeley- 
street, Berwick-park, Boylston-street, Charlesgate West, 
Chelsea (South), Columbus-avenue, Federal-street, Irvington- 
street, Massachusetts-avenue, Meridian-street and West 
Rutland-square bridges. 

New sidewalks built on Beacon-street and Massachusetts- 
avenue bridges. 

Fences painted on Byron-street, Coramercial-point, Hunt- 
ington-avenue, Milton and West Newton-street bridges. 

A new brick stable and workshop has been erected on 
Broadway, near Dorchester avenue. 

The stable at the North yard and the draw-house and 
drawbridge gates at Warren bridge have been painted, as 
have also the doors to the storehouses under the Charlestown 
bridge. 

Ferry Division. 

Five ferry-boats have been running on full time during 
the entire year. 

A new coal elevator, new piers, wharves and landings 
have been erected at the South Ferry, East Boston side, and 
a new head-house and workshops have been contracted for, 
and are in process of erection at this ferry. 

Paving Division. 

Granite block paving laid as follows : 

On concrete base, with grout joints 

" " " " pitch joints 

On gravel base, with grout joints 

" " " " pitch joints 

" " " " gravel joints 

Granite block paving relaid 

Gutter paving laid . 

Wooden block paving laid on con 

Crete base .... 
Edgestones, set or reset . 



. 85,923 . 


square yards 


7,872 




. 13,440 




1,671 




. 45,644 




. 218,365 




. 14,042 




. 14,179 


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. 396,814 linear feet 



14 



City Document No. 40. 



Sidewalks built as follows : 
Artificial stone 
Brick, laid or relaid 
Coal tar concrete 
Crushed stone 
Flagging crosswalks laid . 
Asphalt pavement, laid and relaid 
Macadam surface (new) . 
Telford base (new) 
Macadam resurfacing 



167,861 square feet 

167,450 square yards 

4,859 

28,192 

11,813 

80,629 

79,743 

8,000 

499,000 



Work has progressed on thirty-four (34) new streets, and 
twenty-one (21) public alleys laid out and ordered con- 
structed under chapter 323 of the Acts of 1891 and amend- 
ments, and twenty-five (25) streets, and nineteen (19) public 
alleys have been completed. 

Sanitary Division. 

Collected and removed three hundred and forty-two thou- 
sand, nine hundred and forty (342,940) loads of house dirt 
and ashes, nineteen thousand three hundred and twenty- 
five (19,325) loads of wastes and rubbish and sixty-six 
thousand seven hundred and fifty-eight (66,758) loads of 
house offal. 

Sewer Division. 

Built twenty-five and seventy-eight hundredths (25.78) 
miles of sewers, and five hundred and eighty (580) catch- 
basins, flushed two hundred and sixty-six (266) miles of 
sewers, removed fifteen hundred and forty-seven (1,547) 
cubic yards of deposit from sewers, and eight thousand two 
hundred and five (8,205) cubic yards from the pumping 
station ; cleaned nine thousand four hundred and twenty-five 
(9,425) catch-basins, removing twenty-six thousand four 
hundred and fifty-one (26,451) cubic yards of deposit. 

Street-Cleaning Division. 

Cleaned fourteen thousand two hundred and sixty-three 
{14,263) miles of paved streets and gutters, removed two 
hundred fifty-six thousand nine hundred and seventeen 
(256,917) loads of street sweepings, etc., and emptied twelve 
thousand five hundred and twenty-two (12,522) public waste 
barrels. 

Street-Watering Division. 

Watered four hundred and sixty (460) miles of public 
streets. 



Street Department. 



15 



Financial Statement of the Street Department Appropriation. 

February, i, 1901, to January SI, 1902. 
Maintenance. 



Appropriation. 


Appropriations 

and Transfers 

during 1901. 


Revenue. 


Total Credits. 


Expenditures for 
the twelve months 

ending 
January 31, 1902. 


Street Department : 


1 $24,999 83 
2 170,395 12 
3 1S,39'1 97 
^ 248,754 06 
5 929,572 93 
c 623,000 50 
' 344,706 58 
8 356,445 72 
3 164,259 36 




$24,999 83 
170,866 18 
18,394 97 
248,754 06 
931,349 52 
623,000 50 
345,669 05 
356,445 72 
164,259 36 


«24,999 83 
170,866 18 
18 394 97 


Bridge Division 

Boston and Cambridge Bridges. 


$471 06 


1,776 59" 


248,754 06 




931,349 52 




623,000 50 




962 47 


345,669 05 




356,445 72 
164.259 36 












Totals ' 


.$2,880,529 07 


$3,210 12 


$2,883,739 19 


$2,883,739 19 







1 Appropriation $25,000 00 

Transferred to Bridge Division 17 



$24,999 83 



2 Appropriation $165,000 00 

Revenue 471 06 

Transferred from Mt. Washington 

Avenue Bridge, repairs 3,288 60 

Transferred from Ferry Division.. 1,959 87 
Transferred from Cambridge and 

Boston bridges 105 03 

Transferred from Sewer Division.. 41 45 

Transferred from Central office — 17 



$170,866 18 



3 Appropriation $18,.500 00 

Transferred to Bridge Division 105 03 

$18,394 97 

* Appropriation $250,600 00 

Transferred from " Gen- 
eral Revenue " 3,113 93 



Transferred to Paving 

Division $3,000 00 

Transferred to Bridge 

Division 1,959 87 

$248; 



$253,713 93 



959 87 
754 06 



» Appropriation. . , $846,000 00 

Revenue 1,776 59 

Transferred from Beacon street, 
Massachusetts avenue to Raleigh 

street 29,350 09 

Transferred from Sewer Division . . 20,046 89 
Transferred from General Revenue 12,653 66 
Transferred from Sanitary Divi- 
sion 6,999 50 

Transferred from Street Cleaning 

Division 4,500 00 

Transferred from Public Buildings 

Department 4,000 00 

Transferred to Dock and Adams 
squares, Faneuil Hall square to 

Elm street 3,022 79 

Transferred from Ferry Division . . 3,000 00 



$931,349 52 



Appropriation $637,000 00 

Transferred from Public Buildings 
Department 3,000 00 

$640,000 00 
Transferred to City 

Treasury $10,000 00 

Transferred to Paving- 
Division 6,999 50 

16,999 50 

$623,000 50 

7 Appropriation $373,000 00 

Transferred from Public 
Buildings Department 2,000 00 

Revenue 962 47 

$375,962 47 

Transferred to Citv 
Treasury \ $10,000 00 

Transferred to Paving 
Division 20,046 89 

Transferred to Street- 
Cleaning Division 205 08 

Transferred to Bridge 

Division 41 45 

30,293 42 

$ 345,669 05 

8 Appropriation $379,000 00 

Transferred from Public Build- 
ings Department 1,000 00 

Transferred from Street-Watering 
Division 740 64 

Transferred from Sewer Division, 205 08 

$380,945 72 
Transferred to City 

Treasury $20,000 00 

Transferred to Paving 

Division 4,500 00 

24,500 00 

$ 356,445 72 

9 Appropriation $175,000 00 

Transferred to City 
Treasury $10,000 00 

Transferred to Street 

Cleaning Division 740 64 

10,740 64 

$164,259 36 



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Street Improvements. 



Object of Appropriation. 



Appropria- 
tions, Balances 
and 
Transfers. 



Expended 
from Febru- 
ary 1, 1901, to 
January 31, 

1902. 



Balance 

on hand 

January 31, 

1902. 



Street Improvements Ward 



Street Improvements. 



Totals. 



$3,994 45 
16,215 85 
18,879 60 
23,518 35 
16,154 30 
14,481 88 
18,708 20 
18,622 30 
10,647 15 
18,401 74 
2,515 81 
8,469 52 
2,696 49 
6,222 78 
8,702 13 
620,814 50 



$3,994 45 

16,215 85 

6,365 71 

5,781 68 

16,l.'i4 30 

14,481 88 

18,708 20 

18,622 30 

10,647 15 

12,680 37 

2,515 81 

8,469 52 

2,696 49 

6,222 78 

8,702 13 

620,814 50 



$809,045 05 



$773,073 12 



i$12,513 89 
117,736 67 



»5,721 37 



$35,971 93 



1^ Transferred to Street Improvements. 



Bridge Division Specials. 



Object of Appropriation. 



Appropria- 
tions, Bal- 
ances and 
Transfers. 



Expended 

from Feb. 1, 

1901, to Jan. 

31, 1902. 



Balances on 

hand .Tan. 

31, 1902. 



Broadway bridg:e, rebuilding , 

Congress-street bridge, repairs , 

Dover-street bridge, tearing out old 
worlj 

Mt. Washington-avenue bridge, re- 
pairs 

Nev7 Charlestovrn bridge, public land- 
ing 

Rosseter-street steel foot-bridge 

Winthrop bridge 

Totals 



$12 25 
5,000 00 

1,916 00 

5,400 00 

1,000 00 

6,300 00 

940 00 



$12 25 
111 37 

1,916 00 

2,111 40 

393 08 

'"946 '66' 



$4,888 63 



See Note (i) 

606 92 
See Note i-\ 



$20,568 25 



$5,484 10 



$5,495 55 



Note : 1 Transferred to Bridge Division $3,288 60 

2 " " City Treasury 6,300 00 

Total $9,588 60 



Ferry Division Specials. 



Object of Appropriation. 



Appropria- 
tions, Bal- 
ances and 
Transfers. 



Expended 

from Feb. 1, 

1901, to Jan. 

31, 1902. 



Balances on 

hand, Jan. 

31, 1902. 



NevF Ferry Landing (Chap. 435, Acts 
of 1895) 



Totals . 



$52,627 87 



$52,627 87 



$41,988 16 



$41,988 16 



$10,639 71 



$10,639 71 



18 



City Document No. 40. 

Paving Division Specials. 



Object of Appropriations. 



Appropriations 

Balances and 

Transfers. 



Expended 

fi-om Feb. 1, 

1901, to Jan. 31, 

1902. 



Balances on 

hand Jan. 31, 

1902. 



Abolishment of Grade Crossings 

Arlington street 

Athens street 

Atlantic avenue 

Beacon street, Arlington street to 

Dartmouth street 

Beacon street, Massachusetts avenue 

to Raleigh street 

Bowen street 

Boylston street, Arlington street to 

Berkeley street ". 

Boylston street, Tremont street to 

Arlington street 

Buildings, Chelsea street 

Carleton street 

Commercial street, Fleet street to 

Clinton street 

Commercial street, Prince street, 

across Eastern avenue 

Congress street, Milk street to Atlan- 
tic avenue 

Congress street, Milk street to Water 

street 

Copley square, streets bounding 

Dock and Adams squares, Faneuil 

Hall square to Elm street 

East First street 

Faneuil Hall square, south of Faneuil 

Hall 

Franklin street 

Freeport street, i-etaining wall 

Gold street 

Harrison avenue 

Hiofh street 

India street 

Massacliusetts avenue 

Maiden bridge 

Milk street. Pearl street, across Oliver 

street 

Milk street, Washington street, to 

Congress street- 

Neponset avenue 

Pearl street 

Silver street 

Summer street 

Temple place 

Temple-street tunnel 

Tremont street 

Tudor street 

Union street 

Totals 



$6,960 51 

31,000 00 

3,900 00 

38,962 88 

15,337 66 

42,000 00 
7,700 00 



34,000 00 

5,527 36 

330 26 

30,207 62 

47,029 95 

26,800 GO 

17,689 31 
48,799 25 

23,445 45 

32,300 00 

4,300 00 

20,847 58 

776 28 

7,700 00 

3,037 47 

45,682 39 

10,100 00 

88,277,87 

26,472 55 

5,100 00 

12,348 95 

25,128 01 

16,700 00 

7,700 00 

2,765 42 

1,577 17 

15,000 00 

18,653 89 

3,700 00 

18,400 00 



$6,960 51 
31,000 00 
3,762 59 
38,962 88 

15,337 66 

12,649 91 
6,476 88 

3,665 58 

29,306 00 

2,391 92 

330 26 

30,207 62 

47.029 95 

26.030 70 

17,125 91 
42,086 15 

18,377 21 

29,592 29 

4,.800 00 

20,847 58 

776 28 

6,712 24 

2,639 80 
44,945 59 

9,745 34 
79,008 52 
26,472 55 

5,100 00 

11,357 46 

25,128 01 

16,700 00 

4,293 11 

2,765 42 

733 48 



438 37 
3,285 23 
18,400 00 



1 137 41 



2 29,3.50 09 
11,223 12 

1321 30 

14,694 00 
13,135 44 



1 769 30 



1 563 40 
16,713 10 
12,045 45 
2 3,022 79 
1 2,707 71 


1987 76 
1397 67 
1736 80 
1354 66 
19,269 35 



1 991 49 



13,406 89 

1843 69 
3 15,000 00 
1 18,215 52 

1414 77 



$750,244 71 



$644,943 00 



$105,301 71 



I Transferred to " Street Improvements ". 
= " " " Paving Division". 

3 " " "City Treasury ". 



Sanitary and Street-Cleaning Divisions Special. 



Ob-ject of Appropriations. 


Appropria- 
tions, Balances 
and 
Tranfers. 


Expended 

from 

Feb. 1, 1901, to 

Jan. 31, 1902. 


Balances 

on hand 

Jan. 31, li^02. 


Land and Buildings, Sanitary and 
Street-Cleaning Divisions, Dorches- 


$75,000 00 


$24,578 96 


$50,421 04 






Totals 


$75,000 00 


$24,578 96 


$50,421 04 







Street Department. 



19 



Sewer Division Special. 



Object of Appropriations. 


Appropria- 
tions, Balances 
and 
Transfers. 


Expended 

from 

Feb. 1,1901, to 

Jan. 31, 1902. 


Balances 

on hand 

Jan. 31, 1902. 




$1,036,392 69 


$883,931 13 


$152,461 56 




Totals 


$1,036,392 69 


$883,931 13 


$152,461 56 







Laying=Out and Construction of Highways. 

Expenditures. 



Sewer construction 
Street construction 

Total . 
Street construction 
Street construction 
Street construction 

Street construction 



$4,498 02 
10,815 63 



Brighton. 



Dorchester. 



East Boston. 



Roxbury and West Roxbury. 



$15,313 65 


$1,226 35 


$2,173 91 


$2,254 21 


$1,263 99 



Laying-Out and Construction of Highways. 

{Chapter 478, Acts of 1900.) 

Sewer construction $308,443 47 

Street construction . . . . . . 499,848 57 



Total 



,292 04 



Construction of Highways Already Laid Out. 

Sewer construction . " . . . . . $15,301 86 

Street construction ...... 15,830 49 

Total $31,132 35 

Blue Hill and Other Avenues. 

Expenditures, Street Construction. 

Blue Hill avenue . $17,256 19 

Commonwealth avenue ..... 23,124 26 



Total 



),380 45 



20 



City Document No. 40. 



Recapitulation of Expenditures for the Twelve Months Ending 
January 31, 1902. 



Object of Appropriations. 



Current 
Expenses. 



Special 
Appropria- 
tions. 



Totals. 



Street Department : 

Central Oifice 

Bridge Division 

Boston and Cambridge Bridges. 

rerry Division 

Paving Division 

Sanitary Division 

Sewer Division 

Street -Cleaning Division 

Street- Watering Division 

Street Improvements 



Laying-Out and Construction of 
Highways 



Laying-Out and Constniction of 
Highways (Brighton) 



Laying-Out and Construction of 
Highways (Dorchester) 



Laying-Out and Construction of 
Highways (East Boston) 



Laying-Out and Construction of 
Highways (Roxbury and West 
Roxbury) 



Laying-Out and Construction of 
Highways (Chap. 478 of 1900) 



Construction of Highways Already 
Laid Out 



Blue Hill and Other Avenues. 



$24,999 83 
170,866 18 
18,394 97 
248,754 06 
931,349 52 
623,000 50 
345,669 05 
356,445 72 
164,269 36 



5,484 10 


41,988 16 


644,943 00 


24,578 96 


883,931 13 





773,073 12 
15,313 65 
1,226 35 
2,173 91 
2,254 21 

1,263 99 
808,292 04 

31,132 35 

40,380 45 



$24,999 83 

176,350 28 

18,394 97 

290,742 22 

1,576,292 52 
647,579 46 

1,229,600 18 
356,445 72 
164,259 36 
773,073 12 

15,313 65 

1,226 85 

2,173 91 

2,254 21 

1,263 99 

808,292 04 

31,132 35 

40,380 46 



Totals , 



$2,883,739 19 



$3,276,035 42 



$6,159,774 61 



Street Department. 



21 



List of Contracts from February 1, 1901, to January 31, 1902, 
Made by the Street Department. 



Paving Blocks. 



Contract. 


Awarded to 


Dated 


Price per M. deliv- 
ered on 




Wharves. 


Streets. 


Large paving blocks, 
3,000,000 


Rockport Granite 


March 25, 1901.. 
April 3, 1901 .... 


$60 00 








Large paving blocks 
(Quincy), Neponset 


S. & R. J. Lombard, 
S.& R.J.Lombard, 
S. & R. J. Lombard, 
S. &R.J. Lombard, 


$52 00 


Large paving blocks 
(Quincy), Adams 


July 8, 1901 




52 00 


Large paving blocks 
(Quincy), Blue Hill 


August 1, 1901 . . 




58 00 


Large paving blocks 
(Quincy), Columbia 


November 11, 
1901 








58 00 











Bank Gravel and Sand. 



District. 


Awarded to 


Dated. 


Price double load of 
40 cubic feet. 




Gravel. 


Sand. 


South Boston 


Frank J. Hannon 

Estate of P. O'Riorden, 
Estate of P^O'Riorden, 
John O'Brien & Son.... 

J. A. Whittemore 

Old Colony Sand and 


Feb. 14, 1901.... 
Feb. 14, 1901.... 
Feb. 14, 1901.... 
Feb. 14, 1901.... 
Feb. 14,1901.... 

Feb. 14, 1901.... 
Feb. 14, 1901.... 

Feb. 14, 1901.... 
Feb. 14, 1901.... 

Feb. 14, 1901.... 


$1 48 
1 54 
1 40 
1 30 
1 08 

1 49 
1 35 

1 55 
1 45 

1 


$1 35 
1 54 


Charlestown 


1 10 
1 30 


West Roxbury 

Dorchester 


1 08 




1 37 




Charles J. Jacobs 

Old Colony Sand and 
Stone Co 


1 44 


City Proper: 
District 8 






1 45 


City Proper: 
District 9 


Edward A.Janse 

Estate of P. O'Riorden, 


1 45 


City Proper: 
District 10 


1 10 







Note. — Single loads to cost one-half of the foregoing prices. 



22 



City Document No. 40. 



Crosswalk Flagging. 



Contract. 


Awarded to 


Dated 


Price per Square 
Foot. 




On Wharves. 


On Streets. 




S. &R. J. Lombard 

A. Ford & Son 


Aprils, 1901.... 
Aprils, 1901.... 


$0 30 
29i 


f 34 
32 











Spruce Lumber. 



District. 



Awarded to 



Dated 



Price per 
M. ft. B. M. 

rough. 



South Boston.. 
East Boston. .. 
Charlestown . . . 

Brighton 

West Roxbury 
Dorchester.. .. 

Roxbury 

City Proper. . . 



Curtis & Pope Lumber Co. .. 

J. O. Wetherbee 

J. O. Wetherbee 

C. W. Leatherbee Co 

C. W. Leatherbee Co 

Curtis & Pope Lumber Co. . . 

C. W. Leatherbee Co 

J. O. Wetherbee 



Feb. 8, 1901 
Feb. S, 1901 
Feb. S, 1901 
Feb. S, 1901 
Feb. 8, 1901, 
Feb. 8, 1901 
Feb, S, 1901 
Feb. 8, 1901 



$18 00 
17 75 

17 75 

18 75 
18 75 
18 75 
18 50 
17 75 



Beach Gravel. 


District. 


Awarded to 


Dated 


Price per 
ton.delivered 
on wharves. 


City wharves 


M. . 


r. Mahoney 


Feb. 1, 1901 


$0 58 









Edgestone. 



Contract. 


Awarded to 


Dated 


Price per 
lineal foot. 


Furnishing circular 




March 30, 1901.. 
July 30, 1901.... 

Augiist 1,1901.. 


$1 30 
78 


Furnishing 200 lineal 
feet edgestone, deliv- 
ered on Storer street. . 


S. & R. J. Lombard 


Furnishing 4,000 lineal 
feet edgestones, deliv- 
ered on East First 


S. & R. J. Lombard 


73 









Street Depaktment. 



23 



Iron Castings. 



Contract. 


Awarded to 


Dated 


Price per 
100 lbs., de- 
livered at 
yards. 




The Sessions Foundry Com- 


Feb. 1,1901 






$1 34 







Coal. 



Contract. 

10,000 tons, Pumping Station, 
Dorchester 

1,200 tons, Ferry Wharves 

1,800 tons, Pumping Station, 
Dorchester 

1,200 tons, Pumping Station, 
Dorchester 

250 tons Anthracite Fiirnace, 
Pumping Station, Lyons street 

1,200 tons. Pumping Station, 
Dorchester 

1,500 tons. Pumping Station, 
Dorchester 

2,000 tons Ferry Wharves 



Awarded to 



Dated. 



Price per ton, 
2,240 lbs. 



John Morrison 

John Morrison 

John Morrison 

John Morrison 

Marston Coal Co... 

Garfield and Proc 
tor Coal Co 

Garfield and Proc 
tor Coal Co 

John Morrison 



March 4, 1901... 
March 4,1901... 

May 11, 1901.... 

June 5, 1901.... 

June 18, 1901.... 

August 13, 1901. 

October 22, 1901. 
January 20, 1902 



$3 20 
3 50 

3 50 

3 50 

4 98 

3 40 

3 40 
3 79 



Leasing Ledge Lots. 



Contract. 



Lessors. 



Dated 



Price per ton 
for stone re- 
moved. 



1 Lease of ledge on Columbia 

road, near Brunswicli street. . 

2 Lease of ledge on Centre street, 

between AUandale and Walter 
streets .' 



2 Lease of ledge, Kenney street, 
near Day 



2 Lease of ledge on Iffley and 
Montebello roads 

2 Lease of ledge on Iffley and 
Montebello roads and Wash- 
ington street. West Roxbury.. 



W.J. Wilcox eiaZs.. 

Joseph H. Rowe 

James W. Kenney. . 
William A.'Mosman, 

William A. Mosman, 



March 22 and 
Jiine 12,1901.. 

April 20, 1900... 

June 9, 1900 

April 2, 1900.... 

Nov. 17, 1900.... 



$0 10 
18 
17 

12i 



1 Expires March 22, 1906. 

2 Expires February 1, 1902. 



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List of Streets Paved with Trinidad Asphalt, February 1, 1902. 

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Name. 



Location. 



Length. 



Area. 



Year 
Laid. 



Albany at 

Albany st 

Andrews st 

Arch st 

Arlington st 

Ash st 

Avon st 

Barton court 

Batterymarch st. . . 

Beacon st 

Beacon at 

Beacon st 

Beacon st 

Bennet st 

Bond st 

Boylston st ,. .. 

Boylston st 

Boylston st 

Boylston st 

Brattle sq 

Brighton st 

Brimmer st 

Broadway 

Castle st 

Cazenove st 

Central st 

Chambers st 

Chambers st 

Chandler st 

Carried forward. 



ft. north of Broadway across 
Way st 



E. Concord st. to 225 ft. north of 
Massachusetts ave 



B. Dedham to E. Canton st. 

Eranklin to Mills: st 

Boylston to Beacon st 

Bennet to Nassau st 

Washington to Cbauncy st. . 

Barton to Brighton st 

Milk St. to Liberty sq 

Charles across Arlington st. 



Easterly side of Dartmouth to 
within 150 ft. of westerly line of 
Gloucester st 



150 ft. from westerly line of 
Gloucester to 68 ft. beyond west- 
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8 ft. west of Gloucester st. to Mas- 
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90 ft. west of Harrison ave. to 162 
ft. east of Washington st 



Hanson to Milford st 

Tremont st. across Boylston pi. 
Charles to Arlington st 



Easterly side of Berkeley across 
Clarendon st 



Clarendon across Dartmouth st 

Brattle to Elm st 

Leverett to Allen st 

Beacon to Pinckney st 

Albany to 105 ft. west of Albany st., 
Castle sq. easterly 



Columbus ave. to 45 ft. south of 
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Broad to Kilby st 

Green across Poplar st. 
Brighton to Charles st.. 
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437 
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192 
357 

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649 
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1892 
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1899 
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1894 
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List of Streets Paved with Trinidad Asphalt.— Continued. 

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Location. 



Length. 



Year 
Laid. 



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Charles 

Charter st 

Cherry st 

Clark 8t 

Columbus ave 

Columbus ave 

Congress sq 

Cooper st 

Cooper st 

Corniug st 

Court st 

Court sq 

Dartmouth st 

Dartmouth st 

Dartmouth st 

Davis st 

Devonshire st 

Doane st 

Edinboro' st 

Endicott st 

Exchange pi 

Ferdinand st 

Groton st 

Hanover ave 

Harrison ave 

Harrison ave 

Harrison ave , 

Harrison ave 

Hay ward pi , 

Hollis st 

Hudson st , 



Southerly side of Fruit across Allen 
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Hanover across Unity st 

Washington st. to Shawmut ave 

Hanover to North st 

B. & A. R.R. bridge across Massa- 
chusetts ave 

Massachusetts ave. to 301 feet south 
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From Congress sq. to Congress st... 

N. Margin across Endicott st 

Endicott to Charlestown st 

Washington st. to Shawmut ave 

Washington st. to Court sq 

Court St. to Court st 

Buckingham st. to B. & A. R.R 

Huntington ave. to Boylston st 

Boylston to Newbury st 

Washington st. to Harrison ave 

Milk to Water st 

Kilby to Broad st 

Essex to Beach st 

Cooper across Thacher st 

Congress to Kilby st 

At Castle sq 

Washington st. to Shawmut ave 

Hanover to North st 

22 ft. south of Kneeland to 22 ft. 
north of Harvard st 

Asylum across Davis st 

E. Newton to E. Springfield st 

E. Springfield st. to 90 ft. southerly 

Harrison ave. to Washington st 

Tremont toward Washington st 

Beach to 90 ft. north of Curve st. 
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334 
319 

3,505 

903 
209 

194 
205 
338 
231 
665 
127 
234 
266 
323 
262 
312 
470 
318 
244 
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307 

249 
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636 
594 
614 

15,000 

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400 

597 
604 
734 
642 

1,883 
580 

1,890 

2,058 
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786 
624 
924 

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558 
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578 
521 

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1804 
1892 

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1883-96 

1891 

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1899 

1881 

1895 

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1899 

1892 

1892 

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1888 
1898 
1891 

1891 



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107,937 



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Year 
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Huntington ave — 
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Laconia st 

La Grange st 

Lincoln pi 

Malcolm st 

Mason st 

MasBachnsetts ave.. 

Massachusetts ave.. 

Massachusetts ave.. 

Moon st 

N. Bennet st 

N. Margin st 

Oxford st 

Parkman st 

Parmenter st 

Pinckney st 

Pinest 

Pleasant st 

Poplar st 

Public alley 301 

Public alley 401 

Public alley 402 

Public alley 403 

Public alley 414 

Public alley 415 

Public alley 416..... 



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State to Milk st., including Liberty 
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Washington st. to Harrison ave 

Tremont, toward Washington st 

Worcester to Springlield st 

Mt. Vernon to Chestnut st 

Avery to Tremout st 

Columbus ave. to Tremont st., 
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Shawmut ave. to Washington st. 
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North sq. to Lewis st 

Hanover to Salem st 

Stillman to Thacher st 

Beach to Essex st 

N. Anderson, across Blossom st 

Hanover to Salem st 

Charles, across Brimmer st 

Washington st. to Harrison ave 

Bridge over Boston Elevated Rail- 
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Chambers to Charles st , 

Pinckney to River st 

Between Huntington ave. and St. 
Botolph St., from Irvington to 
Garrison st 

Between Huntington ave. and St. 
Botolph St., from Garrison to W. 
Newton st 

Between Huntington ave. and St. 
Botolph St., from W. Newton to 
Cumberland st 

Between Beacon and Marlboro' sts., 
from .53 ft. east of Massachusetts 
ave. to Hereford st 

Between Beacon and Marlboro' sts., 
from Hereford to Gloucester st-. .. 

Between Beacon and Marlboro' sts., 
from Gloucester to Fairfield st 



28,055 
618 



330 
181 
217 
261 

85 

267 

470 

180 
182 
552 
519 
430 
241 
279 
271 
419 

55 
1,188 

270 



355 

614 
398 
524 



38,309 



107,937 
5,493 



727 
355 
313 
290 
206 

1,621 

2,934 

994 
884 
• 920 
1,154 
735 
550 
764 
723 
597 

128 

2,442 

400 



374 

370 

574 
382 
494 



136,282 



1901 

1881-88- 
98 

1896 

1897 

1897 

1892 

1900 

1892 

1892 

1892 
1891 
1883 
1895 
1895 
1898 
• 1893 
1895 
1896 

1900 

1887-92 

1897 



1899 

1899 

1901 
1901 
1901 



Street Department. 



51 



List of Streets Paved with Trinidad Asphalt Continued. 

City Proper. 



Name. 



Location. 



Length. 



Area. 



Year 
Laid. 



Brought forward. 
Public alley 417 

Public alley 419 

Public alley 420 

Public alley 423 

Public alley 426. . . . 

Public alley 428 

Public alley 431 

Public alley 437 

Public alley 701 

St. James ave 

Spring 8t 

Stevens st 

Stillman st 

Stoddard st 

Sun Court st 

Temple pi 

Tbacher st 

Tileston st 

Tileston st 

Tremont st 

Tremont st 

Tremont st 

Trinity pi 

Trinity pi 

Unity st 

Carried forward. 



Between Beacon and Marlboro' sts., 
from Fairfield to Exeter sts , 



Between Beacon and Marlboro' sts., 
from Dartmouth to Clarendon St., 

Between Beacon and Marlboro sts., 
from Clarendon to Berkeley st 

Between Commonwealth ave. and 
Marlboro' St., from Berkeley to 
Clarendon st - .. 



Between Commonwealth ave. and 
Marlboro' st., from Exeter to 
Fairfield st 



Between Commonwealth ave. and 
Marlboro' st., from Gloucester to 
205 ft. east of Hereford st 



Between Commonwealth ave. and 
Newbury St.. from 205 ft. east of 
Hereford to 83 ft. west of Glouces- 
ter St. 



Between Commonwealth ave. and 
Newbury St., from Berkeley to Ar- 
lington st 



Between Union Park and Upton 
sts., from 130 ft. east of Tremont 
St. to Shawnrat ave 



At Huntington ave 

Poplar to Leverett st 

Lincoln pi., toward Shawmut ave. . 

Endicott, across N. Margin st 

Howard to Court st 

North to Moon st 

Washington to Tremont st 

Charlestown to Endicott st 



155 ft. west of Hanover, across 
Unity st 



Unity to Salem st 

Scollay sq. to 23 ft. north of Beacon 
st 



21 ft. south of Beacon to Boylston 
st 



At Castle sq 

St. James ave., across Stuart st. 

Stuart, across Stanhope st 

Charter to Tileston st 



38,309 
624 
575 
580 

580 



190 



107 



631 



48,506 



136,282 
583 
511 
515 

516 

595 



193 



521 


611 


1899 


123 


600 


1901 


447 


90S 


1895 


16 


22 


1897 


170 


463 


1892 


135 


150 


1892 


151 


218 


- 1891 


503 


1,621 


1900 


203 


562 


1892 


254 


346 


1887 


163 


124 


1895 


460 


1,586 


1900 


2,090 


8,784 


1900 


67 


886 


1899 


391 


1.130 


1899 


262 


757 


1900 


330 


500 


1897 



159,109 



1901 
1899 



1901 



52 



City Document No. 40. 



List of Streets Paved with Trinidad Asphalt. — Continued. 

City Proper. 



Name. 


Location. 


Lengtli. 


Area. 


Year 
Laid. 


Brought forward, 




48,506 
670 
468 
255 
252 


159,109 
1,587 
910 
694 
682 
64 
240 
119 
38 




Eliot to Tremont st 


1884-91 


Warrenton at 


Sliawmut ave. to Washington st 

Congress to Kilby st 


1891 
1889 




1896 


West st 


At Tremont st 


1900 


Wiget St 




259 
107 


1897 






1887 






1900 














50,517 


163,453 





Charlestown. 





Seminary pi. to Lawrence st . 

At Tufts st 


156 


451 
150 
533 

276 
243 
390 
284 
415 
670 


1891 


Bunker Hill st. 


1897 


Charlestown bridge 




60 

124 

81 
180 
128 
141 
165 


1899 


124 ft. north of Moulton to Moulton 
st 






1897 




Easterly side of Corey st. to Vine St., 


1897 




1897 




Devon St., 128 ft. westerly 


1897 


Tufts st 


Bunker Hill st., 141 ft. northerly. . . . 
Bunker Hill, across Moulton st 


1897 


Vinest 


1897 










985 


3,412 





South Boston. 



D st 


W. Fifth to Gold st 


126 
111 
360 
91 
185 


448 
410 
480 
305 
769 


1889 


E st 


W. Third to Bolton st 


1892 






1891 


W. Sixth st 


160 ft. east of C, towards D st 

153 ft. west of E, across E st 


1887 


W. Third st 


1892 












873 


2,412 





Street Department. 



53 



Streets Paved with Trinidad Asphalt. — Concluded. 

Roxbury. 



Name. 



Location. 



Length. 



Area. 



Year 
Laid. 



Cabot St 

Cabot st 

Cabot st 

Columbus ave. 

Public alley 404. ... 

Public alley 405. . . . 



Public alley 428. 
Public alley 429. 

Public alley 431. 



Tremont to Ruggles st 

Easterly side of Ruggles to Vernon 
st ' 

Easterly side of Vernon to Linden 
Park st 

301 ft. south of Camden, across 
Terry st 

Between Huntington ave. and St. 
Botolph St., from 66 ft. south of 
Cumberland St. to Public alley 405 

94 ft. east of Huntington ave. to 62 
ft. west of St. Botolph st., rear of 
northeast side of Massachusetts 
ave 

Between Commonwealth ave. and 
Marlboro st., from 205 ft. east 
of Hereford st. to Hereford st 

Between Commonwealth ave. and 
Marlboro st., from 55 ft. west 
of Hereford st. to 77 ft. east of 
Massachusetts ave 

205 ft. east of Hereford to Hereford 
st 



1,236 
723 
484 

2,640 

534 

100 
205 

533 

205 



3,571 

2,988 

1,390 

15,840 

533 
89 



502 

182 
25,281 



1891 
1892 
1897 
1896 

1899 



1901 

1899 



54 



City Document No. 40. 



List of Streets Paved with Sicilian Rock Asphalt, Feb. 1, 1902. 

City Proper. 



Name. 


Location. 


Length. 


Area. 


Year 
Laid. 






259 

285 
403 
220 
360 
403 
1,856 

695 
600 
347 
370 
716 
202 
170 
421 
318 
383 
315 

1,591 
565 
492 

1,251 
213 

231 

344 

318 
263 
251 
307 
325 
332 
204 
215 


352 

1,710 

1,522 

391 

275 

683 

9,933 

3,773 

1,270 

1,041 

781 

2,075 

348 

387 

615 

560 

597 

934 

8,840 

2,135 

1,859 

5,004 

473 

470 

2,030 

2,121 
1,256 
418 
437 
253 
516 
226 
335 


1896 




Easterly side of Stoughton across 






1897 






1901 






1895 






1897 






1895 


Beacon st 


Arlington to Dartmouth st 

Easterly side of Arlington to Berke- 


1900-01 








1900 


Bradford st 


Waltham st. to Shawmut ave 

Washington st. to Shawmut ave 

Washington st. to Harrison ave 


1897 


Cobli st 


1897 




1892 




1893 






1901 


Exeter pi... 

Fabin st 




1897 




1895 


Fay st : . . . 




1894 






1896 


Hanover st 


Tileston across Charter st 


1896 


Huntington ave. . . . 
India st 


B. & A. R.E. to Cumberland st 

Milk to India st. (formerly India sq.; 


1896 
1901 




1899 


Marlboro' st 


Arlington to Clarendon st 


190] 


Mason st 


West to 213 ft. south of West st 

From 213 ft. south of West to 444 
ft. south of West st 


1901 


Mason st 






1894 


Massachusetts ave., 


Washington st. to Harrison ave. 
(southerly roadway) 


1894 


Massachusetts ave., 


Harrison ave. to Albany st. (south- 


1894 






1901 


Mayo 8t 


Castle to Cobb st 


1897 


Meander st 


E. Dedham to Maiden st 


1896 


Morton st 




1901 


Motte st 


Washington st to Harrison ave 


1892-99 


Mystic st 


1896 






1896 








Carried forward. 




15,225 


53,620 









Street Department. 



65 



List of Streets Paved with Sicilian Rock Asphalt. — Continued. 

City Proper. 



Name. 


l/ocalion. 


Length. 


Area. 


Year 
Laid. 


Brought forward, 




15,225 
216 
205 
221 
343 

168 

323 
293 
213 

555 

580 
631 
555 

351 
1,142 

327 
196 
485 
530 

249 


53,620 
337 

518 
339 

277 

523 

1,365 
654 
497 

483 

544 
589 

529 

312 
2,235 

945 
274 
985 
1,413 
445 




E. Canton to E. Brookline st 

Thacher towards Endicott st 


1896 


N. Margin st 


1897 
1896 


Ohio st 


Washington st. to Shawmut ave 

Beacon st. to alley along Charles 


1896 








1901 


Pemberton sq 


Front of Suffolk County Court 


1894 


Prince st 


Hanover st. to Bennet ave 


1895 






1900 


Public alley 434 ... . 


Between Commonwealth ave. and 
Newbury st., from Exeter to 


1901 


Public alley 436 .... 


Between Commonwealth ave. and 
Newbury St., from Clarendon to 


1901 


Public alley 438 ... . 
Public alley 440 .. . 
Public alley 443 .... 


Between Newbury and Boylston sts., 
from Arlington to Berkeley st 

Between Newbury and Boylston sts., 
from Dartmouth to Exeter st 

Between Newbury and Boylston sts., 
from 59 ft. west of Eairfleld to 
110 ft. east of Gloucester st 


1901 
1901 

1901 






"1901 


Shawmut ave 


132 ft. south of Castle across 


1898 


Taylor st 


Dwight to Milford st. 


1896 


Tufts st 




1901 


Tyler st 




1901 


Whitmore st 


Kneeland to Harvard st 


1895 












22,808 


66,884 





East Boston. 

Trenton to Eutaw st 

Charlestown. 

East side of Lawrence ave. acres 
Miller st 

Main to Lawrence st 

Winthrop to Soley st 



Meridian st.. 

Lawrence st. 

Miller st 

Warren st. . . 



600 



385 
203 
127 

715 



1,014 
383 
365 

1,762 



1901 

1901 

1895-01 



56 



City Document No. 40. 



List of Streets. Paved with Sicilian Rock Asphalt. — Concluded. 

South Boston. 



Name. 



Location. 



Length. 



Year 
Laid. 



Athens St 

Athens St 

Athens st 

Bowen st 

Bowen st 

E. Broadway. 

Gold st 

Goldst 

K st 

Silver st 

Silver st 

Tudor st 

W. Broadway 

W. Broadway 
W. Broadway 

W. Broadway 

W. Broadway 



W. Second to A st 

BtoC st 

CtoDet 

CtoDst 

D to E st 

Front of Lincoln School. 

BtoCst 

CtoD st 

E. Sixth to E. Eighth St.. 

B to C st 

CtoDst 

C to D st 



From 196 It. east of easterly line 
of Dorchester ave. to A st 



Gardner pi. to 150 ft. easterly. 



New England Bridge to E st (4-foot 
gutters) 



150 ft. west of F to 267 ft. east of 
F st 



267 ft. east of F to 44 ft. west of 
Dorchester st 



617 
515 
519 
519 
523 
ISO 
524 
521 
566 
522 
520 
515 

360 
150 



448 
410 



916 
746 
750 
750 
755 

1,000 
747 
753 

1,083 
754 
751 
744 

1,440 

648 

1,487 
1,544 
1,818 



7,409 



16,686 



1895 
1892 
1901 
1901 
1901 
1897 
1901 
1901 
1896 
1901 
1901 
1901 

1892 
1893 

1897 

1897 

1898 





Roxbury. 








Columbus ave 

Huntington ave. . . . 


Terry to 61 ft. north of Station st. . . . 
Easterly side of Cumberland st. to 


884 

747 

587 

61 

2,897 


5,304 

4,150 
3,372 

267 
13,842 


1896 
1896 


Himtington ave. . . . 

Ipswich st 

Massachusetts ave., 


Massachusetts ave. to Gainsboro' st. 


1896 
1898 


Huntington ave. across Marlboro' st. 


1901 






5,176 


26,935 





Brighton. 



Cottage Farm 
Bridge . . . 



Over B. & A. R.R. 



1,556 



189fr 



Street Depabtment. 57 

Streets Paved with Seyssel Rock Asphalt, February 1, 1902. 



Name. 


Location. 


Length. 


Area. 


Tear 
Laid. 






505 1.122 


1899 


Mason et 


444 ft. south of West to Avery st. . . . 


123 
308 
506 
133 
276 
320 
182 
222 

116 
316 


265 
274 
1,068 
236 
456 
693 
184 
222 

103 
544 


1899 
1899 


Oswego St 

Paul st 




1899 


Emerald to Village st 


1897 


Paul St 




1897-99 




Washington st. to Shawmut ave 

23 ft. south of Marshall st. to Creek sq. 

Worcester to W. Springfield st 

Between Newland st. and public 
alley 702 


1897 


Public alley 102 .... 
Public alley 702 ... . 
Public alley 703 .... 


1899 
1899 

1899 


Waterford st 


Washington st. to Shawmut ave 


1897 






3,007 


5,167 





Other Asphalt Streets, February 1, 1902. 



Name. 


Location. 


Length. 


Area. 


Year 
Laid. 


Harris street 

I st 


Hanover to North street (coal tar).. 
East Broadway to East Fourth st... 
Columbus ave. to Tremont st. north- 


294 
272 

267 

70 


425 
1,027 

1,622 
62 




Massachusetts ave.. 


1897 


Public alley 422 


Between Commonwealth ave. and 
Marlboro' St., from Arlington st., 
70 ft. westerly (tar concrete) 




Totals 




903 


3,136 











Summary. 

Trinidad Asphalt ^ 59,035 feet, or 

Sicilian Rock Asphalt 36,483 " " 

Seyssel Rock Asphalt 3,007 " " 

Other Asphalts 903 " " 



Total Sheet Asphalt 99,428 



Asphalt blocks 1,749 



11. 18 miles, or 194,558 square yards. 

6.91 " " 114,423 " 

0.57 " " 5,167 " 

0.17 " " 3,136 " ',' 



18.83 



317,284 



3,048 



Grandtotals 101,177 " " 19.16 " " 320,332 



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Comparative Cost for the Year 1901 of Patching, Asphalt 
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corrections to previous measurements on account of revision 
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1871 201.32 " 

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Income. 

Statement showing the amount of bills and cash deposited 
with City Collector, less bills withdrawn, for the year ending- 
January 31, 1902, by the several divisions of the Street 
Department : 



Bridge Division . 

Boston and Cambridge bridges 

Ferry Division 

Paving Division . 

Sanitary Division 

Sewer Division 

Street-Cleaning Division 



$7,346 72 

390' 00 

165,220 62 

105,512 72 

14,486 74 

10,394 25 

1,488 72 

$304,839 77 



Statement showing the amount paid into the City Treasury 
during the same period on account of the several divisions of 
the Street Department: 

Bridge Division . . . . . '. . |7,302 46 



Boston and Cambridge bridges 
Ferry Division 
Paving Division . 
Sanitary Division 
Sewer Division 
Street-Cleaning Division 
Street- Watering Division 



390 00 

165,339 62 

86,923 44 

13,079 74 

11,096 58 

1,501 47 

37,491 59 

,124 90 



CENTRAL OFFICE DIVISION. 

expenses of the central office. 

For the current expenses of the Central Office the city. 
Council appropriated the sum of twenty-five thousand 
(25,000) dollars, which was expended as follows: 

Salaries $20,875 15 

General office expenditures . . 4,124 68 



Total 



$24,999 83 

leaving a balance of seventeen cents, which was transferred 
to the Bridge Division. 

Respectfully submitted, 

James Donovan, 

■ Superintendent of Streets. 



PART II. 



APPENDICES. 



PAGES I TO 280 



APPENDIX A. 



REPORT OF THE DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT OF 
THE BRIDGE DIVISION. 



927 AND 928 Tkemont Building, 

Boston, February 1, 1902. 

Hon. James Donovan, 

Superintendent of Streets, Boston : 

Deab Sie, — I respectfully submit herewith the annual 
report of the expenditures, income and operations of the 
Bridge Division of the Street Department for the financial 
year ending January 31,1902. Embodied in this report will be 
found a detailed statement of the expenditures, a description 
of the work done on each bridge, also a tabulated account 
of the bridges supported wholly or in part by the City of 
Boston, widths of bridges and of draw-openings, widths of 
roadways and sidewalks, kinds of pavement, number of open- 
ings made for navigation, and a list of the property of the 
City of Boston in charge of the Bridge Division, etc. 

The total number of bridges is 153, not including culverts. 
Eight of these bridges, namely, Harvard, Canal, Prison Point, 
West Boston, Essex street,' Cambridge street. Western ave- 
nue to Cambridge, and North Harvard street, all connecting 
Boston and Cambridge, are in charge of two commissioners, 
one of whom is appointed by the Mayor of the City of Bos- 
ton and the other by ihe Mayor of the City of Cambridge. 

One hundred and thirteen bridges are supported wholly or 
in part by the City of Boston, 28 of these are tide-water 
bridges provided with a draw. Forty bridges are supported 
wholly by railroad corporations. Of the tide-water bridges 
there are 13 of great importance, namely, Mt. Washington 
avenue, operated by hand power; the new Maiden bridge, 
Charlestown bridge, Summer street, Chelsea North, Federal 
street, Dover street, and Meridian street, all operated by 
electricity ; Warren, Broadway, Congress street, L street, 
and Chelsea, South, operated by steam power. 

Work necessitating new floor beams, new deck and sheath- 



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ing has been done on Berkeley street, Federal street, Massa- 
chusetts avenue, and Commercial Point bridges. New steps 
have been put on Irvington street footbridge. New side- 
walks on Beacon street, L street, and Massachusetts avenue 
bridges. Ironwork has been scraped and painted on Berke- 
ley street. Federal street, Beacon street, Berwick park, Irv- 
ington street, West Rutland square, Columbus avenue, Chel- 
sea, South, Meridian street, Charlesgate West, Massachusetts 
avenue and Boylston street bridges. Fences have been 
painted on Milton, Huntington avenue, West Newton street, 
Byron street and Commercial Point bridges. 

Thfe stable at North Yard, drawhouse at Warren bridge, 
gates on the drawbridges, and the doors to the storehouses 
under the roadway of the new Charlestown bridge, have also 
been painted. 

The opening to Mt. Washington-avenue bridge has been 
widened on the South Boston side, new hinges on Nepon- 
set draw, abutment walls of Huntington avenue and Com- 
mercial Point bridges have been repaired, trucks on Federal 
street draw have been overhauled, piles under Cottage 
street bridge. East Boston, have been braced. The up- 
stream end of the pier of Broadway bridge has been rebuilt. 
The new Maiden bridge, between Boston and Everett, the 
construction of which has been in charge of the Engineering 
Department, has been completed and is now open to travel. 

A brick stable and workshop have been erected on the lot 
owned by the City of Boston, 168-170 Broadway, near the 
corner of Dorchester avenue. An iron stairway has been 
erected on Summer-street bridge over B street. The wires 
which supply the power to operate Federal-street bridge have 
been replaced by lead covered cables to insure more perfect 
insulation. 

Repairs have been made to the electrical apparatus and 
machinery of the draw of Meridian-street bridge. Congress- 
street and Mt. Washington-avenue bridges are in need of 
extensive repairs, also the piers and waterways of Meridian 
street, Chelsea South, Neponset, and Broadway bridges. 

The force employed on the tide-water bridges are all work- 
ing on an 8-hour basis, which necessitated an increase of 40 
per cent, of the force in order to cover the day of 24 hours. 

The work performed by the men in charge of these bridges 
has been generally satisfactory. They have kept the prem- 
ises in good condition, and no accident has been reported that 
could have been attributed to their carelessness or negligence. 

The inland bridges have all been carefully looked after, 
and thoroughly swept each week. 



Steeet Department — Bridge Drt.sion. 5 

The Shawmut avenue bridge over the New York, New 
Haven & Hartford Raiboad, Providence Division, and the 
Boston & Albany Railroad needs rebuilding, and a special 
appropriation should be provided for this work. 

The City Engineer has called the attention of this depart- 
ment to the dangerous condition of this bridge. Several 
times during the past two years needed repairs were made at 
various times in order to make it safe for travel. Early in 
the present year it was found necessary to remove the iron 
parapets, and after this had been done on one side of the 
bridge a thorough examination was made by the City Engi- 
neer, who reported that the bridge needed rebuilding in the 
interest of public safety, and requested that it be made safe, 
temporarily, for public travel. This has been done, and the 
City Council should now be asked to provide money to 
rebuild this bridge, as further repairs would be a useless 
expenditure of money. 

In order to avoid delay to navigation and street traffic the 
Engineering Department has been requested to prepare plans 
for six new trucks of different sizes, to be kept on hand*in 
case of accident to those now in use, investigation having 
brought out the fact that except in one or two cases there 
was no provision made for such a contingency. This will 
necessitate the expenditure of at least $2,500. 

Additional expense will be incurred in the purchase of 

duplicate sets of gearing and machinery, so that in cases of 

accidents repairs can be made without delay to traffic and 

navigation. -, ■ -, 

Respectiuliy submitted, 

J. P. Lomasney, 

Deputy Superintendent. 



OBJECT OF EXPENDITURES. 

„^ Administration. 

Oince expenses : 

Printing and stationery . . . Si 03 25 

Sundry office expenses ... . 139 78 

$243 03 

Salaries of Deputy Superintendent and clerical 

force . . . . .... 6,976 07 

Salaries of Supervisor and Foreman . . . 4,530 57 

Board of Deputy Superintendent's horse and 

extra horse ....... 625 70 

Telephone at Deputy Superintendent's house . 116 49 



Amount expended, administration . . . $12,491 86 



6 City Document No. 40. 

Maintenance Expenditubes. 

Administration $12,491 86 

On tide-water bridges . . . ' . . . 113,687 75 

On inland bridges ...... 14,248 70 

North yard and stable . . . . . . 5,41557 

South yard and stable ...... 9,337 81 

New brick stable and new South yard . . . 15,684 49 

Total . . . . . . . . $170,866 18 



FINANCIAL STATEMENT. 



Maintenance Appropriation. 

Appropriation, 1901-02 ..... 

Received from Metropolitan Steamship Company, 
damage to fence ...... 

Received from Boston & Albany Railroad Com- 
pany, for work done July, 1900, to July, 1901 . 

Transferred from Mt. Washington-avenue bridge, 
repairs ........ 

Transferred from Central Office .... 

Transferred from Sewer Division .... 

Transferred from Cambridge Bridges Division 

Transferred from Ferry Division .... 

Total 

Amount of expenditures from February 1, 1901, to 
January 31, 1902 



$165,000 00 


20 


00 


451 


06 


3,288 


60 




17 


41 


45 


105 


03 


1,959 


87 


$170,866 


18 


$170,866 


18 



Special Appropriations in Charge of Bridge Division. 



Name of Appkopriation. 



Appropria- 
tions and 
Balances. 



Expended 

Eeb. 1, 1901, 

toJan.31,1902, 



Balances on 

hand 
Jan. 31, 1902. 



New Charlestown bridge, public land- 
ing 

Congress-street bridge, repairs 

Dover-street bridge, tearing out old 
work 

Mt. Washington-ay enue bridge, re- 
pairs 

Winthrop bridge 

Totals 



$1,000 00 
5,000 00 

1,916 00 

2,111 40 
940 00 



$393 08 
111 37 

1,916 00 

2,111 40 
940 00 



$606 92 
4,888 63 



$10,967 40 



5,471 85 



$5,495 55 



Street Depaetment — Bridge Division. 7 

Amount of expenditures February 1, 1901, to Jan- 
uary 31, 1902 $5,471 85 

Balances ........ 5,495 55 



Amount of appropriations . . . . $10,967 40 

Amounts Chakged to Special AppROPPaATiONS in Charge of 

OTHER Divisions. 

Name of Appropriation. Amount Expended. 

Broadway bridge, rebuilding .... $12 25 

Reserve fund . . . ... . 360 00 



Total expended $372 25 

Amount expended and charged to maintenance 

appropriation $170,866 18 

Amount expended and charged to Bridge Division 

specials ........ 5,471 85 

Amount expended and charged to appropriations 

in chai'ge of other divisions . . . . 372 25 



Grand total of expenditures February 1, 1901, to 

January 31, 1902 $176,710 28 

Income. 

The amount of bills deposited with the City Collector during 
the year was $7,346.72, and the amount received by the City 
Collector on account of the Bridge Division during the same 
period was $7,302.46. 

A detailed statement of expenditures and description of work 
performed follows ; also a list of those bridges maintained 
wholly or in part by the City of Boston ; statement of the public 
landing places ; list of cable houses and boxes ; also buildings 
on bridges in charge of this division ; table showing widths of 
bridges and kind of roadway and sidewalks ; width of draw 
openings ; also one showing number of draw openings made for 
navigation : 

TIDE-WATER BRIDGES. 

Broadway bridge (over Fort Point channel) . 
Patched deck and sheathing at various times, and 

repaired draw pier, waterway and fence. 
Labor .... $728 50 
Material .... 1,726 57 

$2,455 07 



Carried forward . . . $2,455 07 



CiT3^ Document No. 40. 



brought forward 
Regular expenses : 

Salaries 
Supplies . 


. $2,455 07 

. $6,853 34 
307 90 

7 1 fil ^A 







Charlestown bridge (from BostoiTto Charles- 
town) . 

Sheathed draw twice, repaired sheathing in several 
places, set up new motor, repaired asphalt over 
storehouses, connected water pipes, built new 
fence at end of roadway leading to storehouses, 
and painted gates and doors. 
Labor .... $1,462 37 
Material .... 1,959 94 

$3,422 31 

Regular expenses : 

Salaries .... $9,055 68 
Supphes . . . . 513 45 

9,569 13 



Chelsea bridge [north] (over north channel. 
Mystic river) . 

Sheathed draw, rebuilt chimney, repaired latch, 
scuttle, waterway, float stage, gates, pier-cap, 
water-closet and machinery. 



Labor 


. $212 50 




Material . 


531 98 


$744 48 






Regular expenses : 






Salaries 


. $6,264 25 




Supplies . 


121 33 


6,385 58 







Chelsea bridge [south] (over south channel, 
Mystic river) . 

Sheathed draw, patched deck, built new chimney, 
repaired fence, gates, machinery, pier, and 
painted engine-room and top of draw. 
Labor .... $546 50 
Material . . . . 305 49 

$851 99 



1,616 31 



12,991 44 



7,130 06 



Carried forward . . . $851 99- $29,737 81 



Street Department — Bridge Division. 9 

;i 99 $29,737 81 

6,676 43 

Chelsea=street bridge (from East Boston to 
Chelsea) . 

Regular expenses : 
Salary . . . . . . $299 00 

Supplies . • . . . . 15 77 



Brought forward 


. 


$851 99 


Regular expenses : 






Salaries 


. $5,475 33 




Supplies . 


349 11 


5,824 44 







Commercial Point or Tenean bridge (Dor- 
chester). 
Built new bridge above piling, patched deck and 

sheathing, and painted ironwork. 
Labor .... $1,331 38 
Material .... 2,193 87 

$3,525 25 

Regular expenses : 
Salary ...... 50 00 



Congress=street bridge (over Fort Point chan- 
nel). 
Sheathed draw four times, connected water pipes, 
repaired machinery, gates, headers, fence, bulk- 
head, closet, boat and sidewalk. 



Labor 


. $853 54 




Material . 


. 1,362 82 


$2,216 36 






Regular expenses : 






Salaries 


. $6,364 09 




Supplies . 


664 42 


7,028 51 


• 





Dover=street -bridge (over Fort Point channel) . 
Sheathed draw, repaired pier and draw foundation, 

boat, headers, sidewalk, float, roof of house, 

machinery, painted gate, boat and outside panels 

of fence. 
Labor .... $460 75 
Material . . . . 2,165 58 

$2,626 33 



314 77 



3,575 25 



9,244 87 



Carried forward \ . . $2,626 33 $49,549 13 



10 City Document No. 40. 



Brought forward 


. $2,626 33 


Regular expenses : 


, 


Salaries 


. $6,295 63 


Supplies . 


62 93 




R ^i^^ "ifi 







Federal=street bridge (over Fort Point chan- 
nel). 

Sheathed draw twice, patched deck where needed, 
repaired machinery, motor, gates, capping, pul- 
ley, bunter, and cleaned and painted ironwork 
and gates. 



Labor .... $512 63 
Material . . , . 970 11 



Regular expenses : 
Salaries . . . . $6,167 14 
Supplies .... 82 00 



;i,482 74 



6,249 14 



Granite bridge (from Dorchester to Milton). 
Patched deck and sheathing. 
Labor . . . . $40 00 
Material . . . . 9 69 

$49 69 

Regular expenses : 
Salary .... 239 20 



L=street bridge (over reserved channel at 
junction of Congress and L streets). 
Sheathed draw, built new float stage, laid new side- 
walk on one side, put on new steel hauling rope, 
reset buoy, repaired pier, gate, fence, headers, 
and track. 



),549 13 



8,984 89 



7,731 



288 89 



Labor 


. $287 75 






Material . 


523 48 


$811 23 




Regular expenses : 






Salaries . 


. $4,813 94 






Supplies . 


472 19 


T 9SR 1 ^ 










fi 0^7 Sfi 









Carried fonoard $72,652 15 



Street Department — Bridge Division. 11 

Brought forioard ... . . $72,652 15 

Maiden bridge (from Charlestown to Everett). 

Put on new headers, and repaired fence and frame 

to pinion. 
Labor . . . . ■ $280 25 

Material . . . . 433 88 

$714 13 



Regular expenses : 
Salaries .... 14,873 16 
Supplies . . . . 77 54 



4,950 70 



Meridian=street bridge (from East Boston to 

- Chelsea). 

Sheathed draw, patched deck and sheathing, calked 
deck over motor, repaired machinery, electric 
apparatus, fence, pier, float, painted top of draw 
and inside of draw-house. 



Labor 
Material . 


$948 00 
627 07 

^1 ^1^ 07 


Regular expenses : 
Salaries 
Supplies . 


. $4,573 67 
188 02 

\ 7fi1 fiO 







Mt. Washington-avenue bridge (over Fort 
Point channel). 

Sheathed draw twice, built new gate and painted 
same, patched deck and sheathing, repaired 
straps, pier, bulkhead, waterway, gate, latch and 
fence. 
Labor . ,y , . $661 00 
Material . \ ^ . . 369 78 

$1,030 78 



Regular expenses : 
Salaries .... $5,838 12 
Supplies .... 90 22 



5,928 34 



5,664 83 



6,336 76 



6,959 12 



Carried forioard . ■ . . . . $91,612 86 



12 , City Document No. 40. 

Brought foi'ward ..... $91,612 86 

Neponset bridge (from Dorchester to Quincy). 
Sheathed draw, repaired machinery, straps, plates 

and hinges. 
Labor .... $151 50 
Material . . . • 342 51 

$494 01 

Regular expenses : 
Salary . . ' . . . . 398 84 



North Beacon=street bridge (from Brighton 
to Watertown) . 
Sheathed draw, patched deck and sheathing, re- 
paired draw and wheel-guard. 
Labor .... $154 00 
Material . . . . 114 53 

$268 53 

Regular expenses : 
Salary 99 84 



Summer=street bridge (over Fort Point 
channel). 
New steps on pier, repaired chain-box, ladder, 

pier, asphalt sidewalk, iron fence, and painted 

fence and gates. 
Labor .... $590 21 
Material .... 1,172 12 



Regular expenses : 
Salaries .... $6,045 10 
Supplies . . . . 131 89 



,762 33 



6,176 99 



Warren bridge (from Boston to Charles- 
town). 
Sheathed draw twice, put in new steel hauling 
rope, repaired headers, machinery, track gate, 
painted steps and partly completed work of 
painting draw-house. 
Labor .... $886 50 
Material . . . . 648 43 

$1,534 93 



892 85 



/ 



368 37 



7,939 32 



Carried forioard . . . $1,534 93 $100,813 40 



Street Department — Bridge Divisioisr. 13 

Brought fortoard . . . $1,534 93 $100,813 40 

Regular expenses : 
Salaries .... $6,298 34 
Supplies . . . . 816 68 

7,115 02 

8,649 95 



Western=avenue bridge (from Brighton to 
Watertown) . 
Sheathed draw, shingled tool-house, patched sheath- 
ing and repaired latch. 
Labor . . . . $108 00 

Material . . . . 133 07 

$241 07 

Regular expenses : 
Salary ...... 99 84 



Wintiirop bridge (from Breed's Island to Win- 
throp) . 

Sheathed, repaired wheel-guard, and extensive re- 
pairs were made on the bridge under a contract. 

Labor . . . . $183 00 

Material . . . . 400 13 

Contract repairing bridge, 

inspector and diving . 1,217 22 

$1,800 35 

Regular expenses : 

Salary 50 00 



Sundry Expenditures on tide-water bridges. 
Oak lumber for headers and other 

material . . . ' . . $527 72 

Regular expenses : 
Sundry supplies . . . . 891 57 



t^" 



340 91 !/' 



1,850 35 



1,419 29 



Public Landings. 

East Boston : 
Regular expenses : 

Rent .... 

Care .... 


$187 50 
25 00 


$212 50 
401 35 


Jeffries Point : 
Repairs .... 

Regular expenses : 
Rent . . . . 


$1 35 
400 00 




bridges . 






Total expended on tide-water 


. $113,687 75 



14 



City Document No. 40. 



RECAPITULATION. 

Table shovnng Expenditures on the Tide-vmter bridges, 
February i, 1901^ to January SI, 1902. 



Name of Bbidge. 



Repairs, Labor, 
Lumber, Iron- 
work, and 
Painting. 



Regular Ex- 
penses, Salaries, 
Fuel, and 
Supplies. 



Total. 



Broadway 

Charlestown 

Chelsea (North) 

Chelsea (South) 

Chelsea street 

Commercial Point 

Congress street 

Dover street 

Federal street 

Granite 

L street 

Maiden 

Meridian street 

Mt. Washington avenue 

Neponset 

North Beacon street 

Summer street 

Warren 

Western avenue to Watertown. 

Wlnthrop 

Sundry expenditures 

Public landings 



Totals . 



$2,455 07 

3,422 31 

744 48 

851 99 



3,525 25 

2,216 36 

2,626 33 

1,482 74 

49 69 

811 23 

714 13 

1,575 07 

1,030 78 

494 01 

268 53 

1,762 33 

1,534 93 

241 07 

1,800 35 

527 72 

1 35 

$28,135 72 



$7,161 24 

9,569 13 

6,385 58 

5,824 44 

314 77 

50 00 

7,028 51 

6,358 56 

6,249 14 

239 20 

5,286 13 

4,950 70 

4,761 69 

5,928 34 

398 84 

99 84 

6,176 99 

7,115 02 

99 84 

50 00 

891 57 

612 50 

$85,552 03 



$9,616 31 

12,991 44 

7,130 06 

6,676 43 

314 77 
3,575 25 
9,244 87 
8,984 89 
7,731 88 

288 89 
6,097 36 
5,664 83 
6,336 76. 
6,959 12 

892 85 

368 37 
7,939 32 
8,649 95 

340 91 
1,850 35 
1,419 29 

613 85 

$113,687 75 



Street Department — Bridge Division. 15 



INLAND BRIDaES. 

Albany=street bridge (over Boston & Albany 
Railroad) . 
Patched deck, sheathing and sidewalk, sheathed the 

bridge and cleaned and painted iron core. 

Labor $67 50 

Material 131 26 



Allston bridge (over Boston & Albany 
Railroad at Cambridge street) . 
Patched sheathing and painted iron fence. 
Labor . . . . . . $60 00 

Material . . . . • . . 15 47 



Ashland-street bridge (over New York, New 
Haven & Hartford Railroad, Providence 
Division) . 
Sheathed, built new fence and painted same. 
Labor ...... $135 00 

Material . . . . . . 173 28 



Ashmont bridge (over New York, New Haven 
& Hartford Railroad, Plymouth Di\'ision, 
Shawmut Branch). 
Sheathed and patched deck. 

Labor $44 00 

Material 83 27 



Athens-street bridge (over New York, New 
Haven & Hartford Railroad, Midland Divi- 
sion). 
Sheathed, patched deck and laid new sidewalks. 

Labor $18 50 

Material . . . , . .. . 20 55 



Atlantic avenue (at India Wharf). 
Built new fence and pajnted same, for the Paving 

Division. 
Labor . . . . . . $81 00 

Material 43 75 



Beacon-street bridge (over Boston & Albany 
Railroad) . 
Repaired fence and painted top of bridge. 

Labor $256 50 

Material ...... 55 05 



76 [/ 



75 47 



308 28 



127 27 



39 05 



124 75 . 



311 55 ^' 



Carried forward . . . . . $1,185 13 



16 City Document No. 40. 

Brought forward . . . . . $1,1851 3 

Beacon=street bridge (over waterway). 
Put in new beams, laid new sidewalks and painted 
fence. 

Labor $121 50 

Material 122 32 

243 82 



Beech=street culvert (at 


Central Station, 


West Roxbury) . 




Patched deck and sheathing. 




Labor .... 


$15 50 


Material .... 


55 



Berkeley=street bridge (over Boston & Al- 
bany Railroad). 
New timbers, deck and sheathing, and painted iron- 
work top and bottom. 

Labor $875 63 

Material 823 77 



Berkeley=street bridge (over New York, 
New Haven & Hartford Railroad, Providence 
Division, old location) . 
Patched deck and sheathing in various places and 
repaired fence. 

■ Labor $210 63 

Material 294 58 



Berwick park (foot) bridge (over New York, 
New Haven & Hartford Railroad, Providence 
Division) . 
Painted iron work. 
Labor . . . . . . $142 00 

Material 20 87 



Bolton=street bridge (over New York, New 
Haven & Hartford Railroad, Midland Division). 
Sheathed. 

Labor $15 50 

Material 25 12 



BoyIston=street bridge (over Boston & Albany 
Railroad) . 
Patched sheathing in various places, and painted 

top of bridge. 

Labor $608 00 

Material 87 75 



16 05 



1,699 40 l^ 



505 21 ^ 



162 87 



40 62 V 



695 75 



Carried forward ...... $4,548 85 



Street Department — Bridge Division. IT 

Brought forward ... . . . $4,548 85 

Broadway bridge (over Boston & Albany 
Railroad). 
Sheathed, patched deck and sheathing, cleaned 
and painted ironwork. 

Labor $185 50 

Material . . . . . . 240 85 

426 35 



Byron=street bridge (over Boston, Revere 
Beach & Lynn Railroad). 
Patched sidewalk, repaired wheel-guard and fence, 

and painted fence. 

Labor $58 00 

Material ...... 11 12 



Central=avenue bridge (from Dorchester to 
Milton) . 
Sheathed, patched deck and sheathing. 
Labor . . . . . . $102 00 

Material 227 89 



Charlesgate bridge (over Ipswich street) . 
Painted fence. 

Labor 183 00 

Material 12 87 



Cohasset=street Culvert (at Roslindale). 
Patched deck and sheathing in various places. 

Labor $18 00 

Material ...... 74 



Columbia road (at New York, New Haven & 
Hartford Railroad, Midland Division bridge) . 
Built new fence. 

Labor . . . ° . . . $46 50 

Material 28 83 



Columbus=avenue bridge (over Boston & 
Albany Railroad). 
New beams, sheathed one side, patched sheathing, 

and painted top ironwork. 

Labor ■. $266 75 

Material 78 28 



69 12 



329 89 



95 87 



18 74 



75 33 



345 03 



Carried forvMrd . . '. . . $5,909 18 



18 City Document No. 40. 

Brought forward ..... $5,909 18 

Cottage=street [foot] bridge (over flats, East 
Boston). 
Repaired fence, sidewalks and braces. 
Bridge-tender ..... $728 00 
Supplies , . . . . . 18 45 

Labor 105 50 

Material 65 03 

916 98 



Dorchester=avenue bridge (over New York, 
New Haven & Hartford Railroad, Plymouth 
Division). 
Sheathed. 

Labor $36 00 

Material 59 85 



Dorchester=street bridge (over New York, 
New Haven & Hartford Railroad, Plymouth 
Division) . \ 

New sidewalk in-town side and repaired fence, also 

roadway repaired by the railroad. 
Paid the raikoad . . . . $10 93 

Labor 7 50 

Material 37 



Elinwood=street bridge (over Stony brook, 
Roxbury) . 
Sheathed. 

Labor $33 50 

Material 23 51 



Ferdinand=street bridge (over Boston & 
Albany Railroad). 
Repaired fence. 
Labor ...... $8 00 

Material . . . . . . 81 03 



Qardner=street culvert (West Roxbury) . 
New deck and sheathed. 

Labor $20 50 

Material 34 15 



95 85 / 



18 80 ^'' 



57 01 '/ 



89 03 v/ 



54 65! 



Qold=street bridge (over New York, New 
Haven & Hartford Railroad, Midland Divi- 
sion ) , 
Flagman [1900] 19 25 

Carried forward . . . . . $7,16075 



Street Department — Bridge Drvisioisr. 19 

JBrought forioard . . . . . $7,160 75 

Harvard-street bridge (over New York, New 
Haven & Hartford Railroad, Midland Divi- 
sion) . 
Rent for location of sidewalks . . . . 2 00 V 

Huntington=avenue bridge (over Boston & 
AllDany Railroad). 
Pointed wall, repaired and painted fence. 

Labor - $92 25 

Material . . . . . . 11 55 

103 80;/ 



Irvington=street [foot] bridge (over New York, 
'New Haven & Hartford Railroad, Providence 
Division). 
New steps and painted ironwork. 

Labor $164 15 

Material 42 89 



Keyes=street bridge (over Stony brook) . 
Patched deck and sheathed. 

Labor $20 50 

Material 26 78 



Leyden=street bridge (over Boston, Revere 
Beach & Lynn Railroad) . 
Sheathed. 

Labor $69 00 

Material • 64 40 



Linden Park=street bridge (over Stony brook). 
Patched deck, sheathing and sidewalk. 

Labor $40 50 

Material 73 96 



Massachusetts=avenue bridge (over New 

York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, 

Providence Division) . 

Sheathed centre and southerly roadway, put in new 

beams and deck, new beams and new sidewalk 

northerly side, and cleaned and painted bridge 

top and bottom. 

Labor ...... $818 86 

Material 678 31 



207 04 



47 28 



133 40 



114 46 



1,497 17 \/ 

Carried forward ..... $9,265 90 



20 City Document No. 40. 

Brought foricard $9,265 90 

Massachusetts=avenue bridge (over Boston 
& Albany Railroad) . 
Sheathed bridge, and small repairs made on beams. 

Labor $49 25 

Material 138 29 

187 54 



Milton bridge (from Dorchester to Milton). 
Repaired sidewalk and painted fence. 
Labor ...... S55 50 

Material 25 44 



Shawmut-avenue bridge (over Boston & 
Albany and New York, New Haven & Hart- 
ford railroad. Providence Division). 
Sheathed part of bridge, patched sheathing in 
various places and made small repairs on deck. 

Labor $185 75 

Material 28 93 



Southampton-street bridge (East of New 
York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, Mid- 
land Division). 
Patched sheathing. 
Labor ...... $27 00 

Material [used in 1900] . . . 195 59 



Southampton-street bridge (west of New 
York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad, 
Midland Division). 
Sheathed. 

Labor $20 50 

Material 61 92 



Southampton-street bridge (over New York, 
New Haven & Hartford Railroad, Plymouth 
Division). 
Sheathed and repaired wheel-guard. 
Labor . . . . . . $45 00 

Material ...... 63 38 



West Fourth=street bridge (over New York, 
New Haven & Hartford Railroad, Plymouth 
Division). 
Patched deck and sheathing in various places. 

Labor $554 13 

Material 772 35 



80 24.]/ 



214 6S 



./ 



222 59 \/ 



82 42 \J 



108 3a 



s( 



1,326 48 



Carried forward $11,488 93 



Street Department — Bridge Division. 



21 



JBrought forward . . . . 

West Newton-street bridge (over New York, 
New Haven & Hartford Railroad, Providence 
Division). 
Sheathed, patched decli and sheathing and painted 
fence. 

Labor $112 50 

Material 187 28 



West Rutland-square [foot] bridge (over 
New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, 
Providence Division). 
Painted ironwork. 
Labor . . . . . . $103 65 

Material 16 10 



Williams-street bridge (over Stony brook, 
West Roxbury). 
Patched deck and sheathing and repaired bulkhead. 

Labor $33 50 

Material 28 34 



Sundry expenditures on inland bridges. 
Cleaning, remo\'ing snow and ice, and small repairs. 

Labor $1,967 14 

Material 311 26 



Total expended on inland bridges 



.1,488 93 



299 78 V 



/ 



119 



75 1/'" 



61 84 ^ 



2,278 40 



514,248 70 



RECAPITULATION. 

Table shoioing Expenditures on the Inland Bridges^ from 
February i, 1901^ to January 31, 1902. 



Name of Bridge. 

Albany street 

Allston 

Ashland street 

Ashmont 

Athens street 

Atlantic avenue [fence] 

Beacon street (over B. & A. Railroad) 

Carried forward . 



Repairs, Labor, 


Lumber, Ironwork 


and Painting. 


$198 


76 


75 


47 


308 


28 


127 


27 


39 


05 


124 


75 


311 


55 



$1,185 13 



22 



City Document No. 40. 



Brought forward 
Beacon street (over waterway 
Beech street (culvert) . 
Berkeley street (over B. & A. Railroad 
Berkeley street (over N. Y., N. H. & H. Railroad 

Providence Division, old location) 
Berwick park .... 
Bolton street .... 
Boylston street (over B. & A. Railroad 
Broadway (over B. & A. Railroad) 
Byron street 
Central avenue 

Charlesgate (over Ipswich street) 
Cohasset (culvert) 
Columbia road fence 
Columbus avenue 
Cottage street 
Dorchester avenue 
Dorchester street 
Elmwood Street . 
Ferdinand street 
G-ardner street (culvert) 
Grold street 
Harvard street 
Huntington avenue 
Irvington street . 
Keyes street 
Leyden street 
Linden Park street 
Massachusetts avenue (over B. & A. Railroad) 
Massachusetts avenue (over N. Y., N. H. & H 

Railroad, Providence Division) 

Milton 

Shawmut avenue 

Southampton street (east of railroad) 
Southampton street (west of railroad) 
Southampton street (over N. Y., N. H. & H. Rail 

road, Plymouth Division) 
West Fourth street (over N. Y., N. H. & H. Rail 

road, Plymouth Division) 
West Newton street 
West Rutland square . 
WilUams street . 
Sundry expenditures . 



$1,185 13 

243 82 

16 05 

1,699 40 

505 21 

162 87 

40 62 

695 75 

426 35 

69 12 

329 89 

95 87 

18 74 

75 33 

345 03 

916 98 

95 85 

18 80 
57 01 
89 03 
54 65 

19 25 
2 00 

103 80 
207 04 
47 28 
133 40 
114 46 
187 54 

1,497 17 

80 94 

214 68 

222 59 

82 42 

108 38 

1,326 48 

299 78 

119 75 

61 84 

2,278 40 



Total 



>14,248 70 y/' 



Street Department — Bridge Division. 23 



MAINTENANCE EXPENSES AT NORTH AND SOUTH 

YARDS. 



North Yard, District No. 1, 
Warren JBridge. 



$2,055 


&S 


10 


00 


175 


97 


226 


81 



Messenger and watchmen . 
Tools . . . . 

Supplies .... 
Repairing building . ' . 



Stable District No. 1. 

Warreyi Bridge. 

Teamster and hostlers . . . $2,273 00 

Harness, feed, and supplies . . 674 1\ 



Stable, District No. 2. 
No. S23 West Fourth Street. 

Moved September, 1901, to new stable, Nos. 

168 and 170 Broadway Extension. 

Teamster, driver, and stableman . $1,975 56 

Board of horses to September . . 1,086 58 
Repairing vehicles, horse-shoeing, feed, 

harness, and supplies . . . 1,350 65 

Buggy, wagon, and horse . . . 750 00 



!,468 46 



2,947 11 



Total ex^Dended, North Yard and Stable . $5,415 57 

South Yard, District No. 2. 

No. jlf.5 Foundry Street. 

Moved September, 1901, to new yard, Nos. 168 

and 170 Broadway Extension. 
Messenger, yardman, and watchmen . $3,549 18 
Labor in yard . . . . . 16 50 

Tools 116 03 

Supplies 493 31 

— $4,175 02 



5,162 79 

Total expended, South Yard and stable . $9,337 81 



24 



City Document No. 40. 



New South Yard and Stable. 

JVos. 168 and 170 Broadxoay Extension. 

Constructed new brick stable, driveways and fence 
Contract, erecting stable 
Architects' services 
Borings, blue prints and advertising- 
Contract, plumbing 
Contract, installing electrical fixtures 
Labor and material, fitting up interior 
Electrical service to November 1 . 
Labor and material, bmlding fence 
Constructed two driveways . 

Expended new brick stable and new South Yard 







$12,800 00 






676 10 






102 10 






722' 00 






45 00 






866 16 






28 88 






309 18 






135 07 


nth Yard 


$15,684 49 



SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS. 
In Charge of Bridge Division. 



New Charlestown bridge, public landing. 
Labor 
Material ...... 

Amount expended January 31, 1902 
Balance ..... 

Appropriation .... 

Congress=street bridge, repairs. 
Labor ...... 

Material ...... 

Amount expended January 31, 1902 
Balance ..... 

Appropriation .... 

Dover=street bridge, tearing out old work 
First approximate estimate of work 

done and material furnished . . $1,895 00 
Inspector 21 00 



$140 00 
253 08 




. 


$393 08 
606 92 


$77 50 
33 87 


$1,000 00 


• 


$111 37 
4,888 63 


• 


$5,000 00 



Balance of appropriation February 1, 1901 

Mt. Washington=a venue bridge, repairs. 
First and final estimate of work done 

and material furnished . . . $1,900 00 

Inspector ...... 59 50 

Labor and advertising . . . 151 90 



$1,916 00 



Appropriation and revenue 



!,111 40 



Steeet Department — Beidge Division. 25 

Winthrop bridge. 

First approximate estimate of work 

done and material furnislied . . $940 00 



Balance of appropriation February 1, 1901 . $940 00 



Special Appropriations in Charge of other Divisions. 

Broadway bridge (over Fort Point channel) . 
Advertising $12 25 

[Charged to "Broadway bridge, rebuilding."] 

Awards of Committee on Claims. 

Edward Pettipas, damage to schooner 

"Howard" $135 00 

George E. Seymour, injuries received . 100 00 

Martin J. Padden, damage to wagon . 50 ^0 

Eugene McCarthy, injury to horse . 50 00 
S. E. & H. L. Shepard and Owners, 

damage to schooner "Ella May" . 25 00 



Total $360 00 

[Charged to " Reserve Fund."] 



LIST OF BOSTON BRIDGES. 

I. — Bridges wholly Maintained by Boston. 

[In the list those marked with an asterisk (*) are over navigable 
waters, and are each provided with a draw.] 

In Charge of Bridge Division. 

Allston, over Boston & Albany Railroad at Cambridge street, 

Brighton. 
Ashland street, over N. Y., N. H. & H. Railroad, Providence 

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

Division. 
Baker street, at Brook Farm, "West Roxbury. 
Beacon street, over outlet to Back Bay Fens. 
Beacon street, over Boston & Albany Railroad. 
Berkeley street, over Boston & Albany Railroad. 
Berwick park (foot-bridge), over N. Y., N. H. & H. Railroad, 

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

Division. 



26 City Document No. 40. 

Bolton street, over N. Y., N. H. & H. Railroad, Midland 

Division. 
Boylston street, over Boston & Albany Railroad. 

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

* Charlestown, from Boston to Charlestown. 

* Chelsea [South] over south channel. Mystic river. 

* Chelsea street, from East Boston to Chelsea. 
Columbus avenue, over Boston & Albany Railroad. 

* Commercial Point, or Tenean, Dorchester. 

* Congress street, over Fort Point channel. 

Cottage Farm, over Boston & Albany Railroad, at Common- 
wealth avenue. 
Cottage street (foot-bridge), over flats, East Boston. 
Dartmouth street, over Boston & Albany Railroad. 

* Dover street, over Fort Point channel. 

Elmwood street (private way), over Stony brook, Roxbury. 

* Federal street, over Fort Point channel. 
Ferdinand street, over Boston & Albany Railroad. 
Florence street, over Stony brook, West Roxbury. 

Grold street (foot-bridge), over N. Y., N. H. & H. Railroad, 

Midland Division. 
Huntington avenue, over Boston & Albany Railroad. 
Hyde Park avenue, over Stony brook. West Roxbury. 
Ipswich street, over waterway. 
Irvington street (foot-bridge), over N. Y., N. H. & H. Railroad, 

Providence Division. 
Keyes street, over Stony brook, West Roxbury. 

* L street, over reserved channel at junction of Congress and L 

streets. 
L6yden street, over Boston, Revere Beach & Lynn Railroad. 
Linden Park street, over Stony brook, Roxbury. 

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

Providence Division. 

* Meridian street, from East Boston to Chelsea. 

* Mount Washington avenue, over Fort Point channel. 
Shawmut avenue, over Boston & Albany and N. Y., N. H. & H. 

Railroad, Providence Division. 
Silver street, over N. Y., N. H. & H. Railroad, Midland 

Division. 
Summer street, over A street. 
Summer street, over B street. 
Suimner street, over C street. 

* Summer street, over Fort Point channel. 

Southampton street, east of N. Y., N. H. & H. Railroad, Mid- 
land Division. 



Street Department — ]3ridge Division. 27 

Southampton street, west of N. Y., N. H. & H. Railroad, Mid- 
land Di'S'lsion. 

* Warren, from Boston to Charlestown. 

West Newton street, over N. Y., N. H. & H. Railroad, Provi- 
dence "Division. 

West Rutland square (foot-bridge), over N. Y., N. H. & H. 
Railroad, Pro^ddence Division. 

Williams street, over Stony brook, West Roxbury. 

Winthrop, from Breed's Island to Wiutbrop. 

In Charge of Parh Deijartment. 

Agassiz, in Fens. 

Audubon, in Riverway, over Boston & Albany Railroad. 

Boylston, in Fens, over waterway. 

Bridle-path, in Riverway, over Muddy river. 

*Castle Island, in Marine Park, South Boston to Castle Island. 

Chapel Arch, in Riverway. 

Charlesgate, in Fens, over Boston & Albany Railroad. 

Commonwealth avenue, in Fens, over waterway. 

Ellicot Arch, in Franklin Park. 

Fen, in Fens. 

Forest Hills, in Franklin Park. 

Leverett pond (foot) in Leverett Park. 

Neptune, in Wood Island Park, over Boston, Revere Beach «fe 

L3mn Railroad. 
Overlook Arch, in Franklin Park. 
Railroad Viaduct, in Arborway. 
Scarboro', in Frankhn Park. 
Scarboro' pond (foot) in Franklin Park. 
Stony brook, in Arborway. 
Stony brook, in Fens. 
Wood Island (foot), in Wood Island Park. 

In Charge of Public Grounds Department. 
PubUc Garden (foot-bridge). 

II. — Bridges of which Boston Maintains the Part within 

ITS Limits. 

In Charge of Bridge Pivision. 

Central avenue, from Dorchester to Milton. 

* Chelsea [North], from Charlestown to Chelsea. 

* Granite, from Dorchester to Milton. 
Mattapan, from Dorchester to Milton. 
Milton, from Dorchester to Milton. 

* Neponset, from Dorchester to Quincy . 

* North Beacon street, from Brighton to WatertOwn. 
Spring street, from West Roxbury to Dedham. 

* Western avenue, from Brighton to Watertown. 



28 City Document No. 40. 

In Charge of Park Department. 

Bellevue, in the Riverway, over Muddy river. 
Brookline avenue, in the Riverway, over Muddy river. 
Chapel, in the Riverway, over Muddy river. 
Longwood, in the Riverway, over Muddy river. 
Tremont street, in the Riverway, over Muddj^ river. 

III. — Bridges of vthich Boston Pays a Part of the Cost 
OF Maintenance. 

In Charge of Bridge Division. 

Albany street, over Boston & Albany Railroad. 

Ashmont, junction Dorchester avenue and Talbot avenue, over 
N.Y.,N.H. &H. Railroad, Plymouth Division (75 feet south 
of northerly end). 

Dorchester street, over N. Y., N. H. & H. Railroad, Plymouth 
Division. 

Harvard street, over N. Y., N. H. & H. Railroad, Midland Di- 
vision (sidewalks). 

IV. — Bridges of which Boston Maintains the Wearing 

Surface. 

In Charge of Bridge Division. 

Boston street, over N. Y., IS". H. & H. Railroad, Plymouth Di- 
vision. 

Cambridge street, over Boston & Maine Railtoad. 

Chelsea bridge, over Boston & Maine Railroad. 

Dorchester avenue, over N. Y., N. H. & H. Railroad, Plymouth 
Division. 

Everett street, over Boston & Albany Railroad, Brighton. 

Perkins street (foot-bridge) , over Boston & Maine Railroad. 

Summer street, over N. Y., N. H. & H. Railroad, Midland Divi- 
sion. 

Southampton street, over N. Y., N. H. & H. Railroad, Plymouth 
Division. 

West Fourth street, over N. Y., N. H. & H. Railroad, Plymouth 
Division. 

In Charge of Com')nissioners of Cambridge Bridges. 

* Cambridge street, from Brighton to Cambridge. 

* Canal, from Boston to Cambridge. 

* Essex street, from Brighton to Cambridge. 

* Harvard, from Boston to Cambridge. 

* North Harvard street, from Brighton to Cambridge. 

* Prison Point, from Charlestown to Cambridge. 

* West Boston, from Boston to Cambridge. 

* Western avenue, from Brighton to Cambridge. 



Street Department — Bridge Division. 29 

V. — Bri'dges Maintained by Railroad Corporations. 

1st. — Boston S Albany Railroad. 

Harrison avenue. 
Market street, Brighton. 
Tremont street. 
Washington street. 

2d. — Boston c& 3Jai?ie Railroad, Eastern Division. 

Main street. 
Mystic avenue. 

3d. — Boston S Maine Railroad, Western Division. 

Main street. 
Mystic avenue. 
t 

Ji.th. — Boston, Revere Beach <& Lynn Railroad. 

Everett street. 

5th . — New York, Neio Haven &, Hartford Railroad, Midland 

Division. 
Dorchester avenue. 
Morton street, Dorchester. 
Norfolk street, Dorchester [North]. 
Norfolk street, Dorchester [South]. 
Washington street, Dorchester. 
West Broadway. 
West Fifth street. 
West Fourth street. 
West Second street. 
West Sixth street. 
West Third street. 

6th. — Neio York, New Haven <b Hartford Railroad, Plymouth 

Divisio7i. 
Adams street. 
Freeport street. 
Savin Hill avenue. 

7th. — New York, New Haven <& Hartford Railroad, Provi- 
dence Division. 

Albany street (new part). 
Beech street, West Roxbury. 
Bellevue street. West Roxbury. 
Berkeley street (new part). 
Broadway (new part). 
Canterbury street, West Roxbury. 
Castle street. 



30 



City Document No. 40. 



Centre and Mt. Vernon street, West Roxbury. 

Chandler street. 

Columbus avenue (new part). 

Dartmouth street (new part). 

Dudley avenue, West Roxbury. 

Ferdinand street (new part) . 

Harrison avenue (new part). 

Park street. West Roxbury. 

Tremont street (new part) . 

Washington street (new part). 

Recapitulation of Bridges. 

I. Number wholly maintained by Boston : 

In charge of Bridge Division . . . 57 

In charge of Park Department ... 20 

In charge of Public Grounds Department, 1 



II. Number of which Boston maintains the part 
within its limits : 
In charge of Bridge Division 
In charge of Park Department . . . 

III. Number of which Boston pays a part of the 

cost of maintenance : 
In charge of Bridge Division 
In charge of Commissioners of Boston and 

Cambridge Bridges .... 

IV. Number of which Boston maintains the wear- 

ing surface : 
In charge of Bridge Division 



V. Number maintained by railroad corporations : 

1. Boston & Albany 

2. Boston & Maine, Eastern Division 

3. Boston & Maine, Western Division 

4. Boston, Revere Beach & Lynn 

5. New York, New Haven & Hartford 

Midland Division 

6. New York, New Haven & Hartford 

Plymouth Division . 

7. New York, New Haven & Hartford 

Providence Division 



9 
5 
— 14 



— 12 



— 9 

4 
2 ' 

2 
1 

11 

3 

17 

— 40 



TotaK number 



153 



Steeet Department — Bridge Division". 31 

Public Landing-Places. 

The following public landing-places have been built by the 
city, and are maintained and controlled by the Bridge Division. 

Charles-river Avenue [Boston side]. — Size, 40x30. Built 
in 1901. Moored from city's property. 

J^ast Boston Public Landing. — Size, 18x30. Built in 
1893. Moored at dock of East Boston Dry Dock Company. 
Dock and flats leased at $250 per year. 

Federal-street bridge. — ^ Size 20x20. Built by M. F. SulU- 
van, October 26, 1892. Moored from city's property. 

Jefferies"" Point., East Boston. — Size 20x50. Moored from 
Fitzpatrick's Wharf ; $400 per year. 

Cable-Houses and Boxes. 

The following is a list of cable-houses and boxes on bridges in 
charge of this division : 

New England Telephone and Telegraph Company : 

Chelsea [South] bridge, 1 house. 

Congress-street bridge, 2 houses. 

Dover-street bridge, 2 houses or boxes. 

Chelsea [North] bridge, 1 box. 

Chelsea-street bridge, 1 box. 

Maiden bridge, 4 boxes. 

Meridian-street bridge, 2 boxes. 

Neponset bridge, 2 boxes on poles. 

Warren bridge, 2 boxes. 
American Telephone and Telegraph Company : 

Federal-street bridge, 1 house. 

Mt. Washington-avenue bridge, 2 boxes. 

Neponset bridge, 1 box on pole. 

Summer-street bridge, 1 box. 
Merchants' Telegraph Company : ' 

Congress-street bridge, 2 boxes. 
Postal Telegraph Cable Company : 

Congress-street bridge, 2 houses. 

Maiden bridge, 2 box«s. 

Warren bridge, 2 boxes. 
Boston Electric Light Company : 

Congress-street bridge, 2 boxes. 
Lynn & Boston Railroad Company : 

Chelsea [North] bridge, 4 boxes, 

Chelsea [South] bridge, 8 boxes. 
Boston Elevated Railway Company : 

Cambridge-street bridge, 1 house. 

Dover-street bridge, 1 house, 1 box. 

Federal-street bridge, 2 houses. 

Maiden bridge, 2 houses. 

Warren bridge, 2 houses. ' 



32 City Document No. 40. 

Boston Police Department : 

Chelsea [South] bridge, 1 box. 

Maiden bridge, 2 boxes. 
Boston Fire Department : 

Chelsea [North] bridge, 1 box. 

Dover-street bridge, 1 house, 1 box. 

Meridian-street bridge, 2 boxes. 

Warren bridge, 2 boxes. 

Land and Buildings, in Chabge of Bridge Division. 

JBroadway Bridge. — Draw-house, engine-room, and storehouse. 
Land, Broadway and Dorchester avenue, containing 5,516 feet, 
on which is a brick stable and work-shop. 

Charlestotcn Bridge. — Draw-house, electrical power-room, and 
six store-houses. 

Chelsea \_North'] Bridge. — Draw-house, storehouse and tool- 
house. 

Chelsea \_South'] B7'idge. — Draw-house, engine-house and tool- 
house. 

Chelsea-street Bridge. — Tool-house. 

Congress-street Bridge. — Draw-house, storehouse, tool-house 
and two shelter-houses. 

Dover-street Bridge. — Draw-house and storeroom. 

Federal-street Bridge. — Draw-house, tool-house, two motor- 
houses, one controller-house. 

L-street Bridge. — Draw house, engine-house. 

Maiden Bridge. — Draw-house and tool-house. 

Meridian- street Bridge. — Draw-house, tool-house and store- 
house. 

Mt. Washington-aveyiiie Bridge. — Draw-house and tool-house. 

Neponset Bridge. — Tool-house. 

Summer-street Bridge. — Draw-house, controller-house, two shel- 
ter-houses. 

Warren Bridge. — Stable, draw-house, engine-house, boiler- 
house, tool-house. 

Western-aveyiue Bridge to Watertown — Tool-house. 



Stkeet Department — Bridge Division. 



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Table showing Width of Bridges, kind of Roadways, Sidewalks, 
etc., on Tide=water Bridges, 1901. 



Name of Bridge. 



Roadway. 



Kind of 
Roadway. 



Sidewalks. 



Kind of Walks. 



Broadway 

Camljridge street 
Canal 

Charlestown 

Chelsea, North . . . 

" South . . . 
" street.... 

Commercial point 

Congress street... 
Dover st. (over water) 

Essex street 

Federal street 

Granite 

Harvard 

L street 

Maiden 

Meridian street 

Mt. Washington ave . . 

Neponset 

North Beacon street.. . 
North Harvard street 

Prison Point 

Summer street 

Warren 

Western avenue to 
Cambridge 

Western avenue to 
Watertown 

Winthrop 

West Boston (old 
bridge) 



Ft. In. 


Ft. In. 


60 
40 


40 
32 9 


64 
100 oj 


48 

127 9 ) 
122 [ 
127 9 ) 


49 


40 


50 3 


41 2 


30 


23 2 


about 
34 


about 

27 


60 


44 


60 


40 


31 


22 8 


69 


49 


30 2 


24 4 


69 4 


51 


60 


44 


(60 

to 
(67 6 


44 


50 


36 


61 


39 6 


30 


23 10 


31 


25 2 


28 2 


26 7 


50 


36 


100 


76 


80 


60 


33 2 


26 3 


33 


24 2 


24 2 


19 10 


50 


36 



Planlv 



Paved., 



Plank . 

Paved. 

Plank . 
Paved. 
Plank . 

Paved., 



Plank part , 
Paved part ' 



Paved . 



Plank. 



Ft. In. 

10 

6 

8 

10 

8 

8 

6 

8 
10 

7 6 
10 

5 

9 2 

8 

8 

7 
10 9 
5 5 
5 



12 
10 

6 

8 

3 7 

7 



Coal-tar concrete. 

Plank. 

Brick. 

Asphalt. 

Coal-tar concrete 
and plank. 

Plank. 



Coal-tar concrete. 

Asphalt. 

Plank. 

Asphalt. 

Plank. 

Asphalt. 

Composition. 
Coal-tar concrete. 

Plank. 



Coal-tar concrete. 

Asphalt. 
Coal-tar concrete. 

Plank. 



Brick. 



Steeet Depaetment — Beidge Divisioisr. 



35 



Table showing the Widths of Openings for Vessels in all Bridges 
Provided with Draws in the City of Boston, 1901. 



Name of Bridge. 



Location. 



(U.d 



Width. 



Boston & Maine K.R., Eastern 
Division 

Boston & Maine R.R., Eastern 
Division 

Boston & Maine R.R., Fitchburg 
Division 

Boston & Maine R.R., Fitcliburg 
Division (for teaming freight)", 

Boston & Maine R.R. (freight), 
Southern Division 

Boston & Maine R.R. (passen- 
ger), Southern Division 

Boston & Maine R.R., Western 
Division 

Boston & Maine R.R., Western 
Division 

Broadway 

Cambridge street 

Canal (or Craigie's) 

Charlestown (main channel) 

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Chelsea (south channel) 

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Commercial Point (or Tenean). .. 

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Over Fort Point channel., 
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Boston to Cambridge 



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APPENDIX B. 



REPORT OF THE DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT 
OF THE FERRY DIVISION. 



North Febkt, East Boston, February 1, 1902. 

Mr. James Donovan, 

Superintendent of Streets : 

Dear Sir, — I herewith submit the annual report of the 
expenditures, income, and operation of the Ferry Division, 
for the financial year ending January 31, 1902, and the 
amount of property and the condition of the same. 

South Ferry ^ East Boston Side. — Located at the termina- 
tion of Lewis street, and covers an area of 58,725 square 
feet of land and water. On these premises are one head- 
house, with canopies ; one work-shop for carpenters, machin- 
ists, and blacksmith, both of the above buildings being at 
present time in course of construction ; one storehouse and 
temporary waiting-room, one new modern coal-pocket, three 
new piers, which form the two slips ; two drops and tanks, 
one new wharf and dock, where boats are laid when not in 
use, or while undergoing repairs. 

South Ferry, Boston Side. — Located at the termination of 
Eastern avenue, and covers an area of 38,135 square feet of 
land and water, on which are one head-house, with canopies ; 
one gate-room, three piers, which form the two slips and 
two drops and tanks. 

North Ferry, Boston Side. — Located at the termination of 
Battery street, and covers an area of 45,000 square feet of 
land and water, on which are one head-house, with canopies ; 
one gate-room, three piers, which form the two slips and 
two drops and tanks. 

North Ferry, Fast Boston Side. — Located at the termina- 
tion of Border street, and covers an area of 62,138 square 
feet of land and water, on which are one head-house, with 
canopies; one boiler and oil-room, one stable, one coal shed, 



40 City Document No. 40. 

three piers, which form the two slips and two drops and 
tanks. 

The wharf property adjoining the premises at South Ferry, 
Boston side, was leased by the East Boston Ferry Company, 
for 999 years, at an annual rental of $4,000, which lease was 
assigned to the Ferry Department, when the city bought 
these ferries, and this expense has been borne by this division 
since then. 

The whole of it is sub-let to the Penal Institutions Depart- 
ment for $2,000 per year, which is returned to the City 
Treasury, making a net loss to this division of |4,000 per 
year ; the payment of this lease should be transferred to the 
department using the wharf, and should not be charged to 
this division, as we do not use or receive any benefit from 
the same. 

A new and modern coal elevator or pocket has been 
erected at South Ferry, East Boston side, at a cost of about 
$20,000. This pocket was seriously damaged by fire after 
erection, caused by the combustion of coal, and should be 
carefully watched in the future, to avoid a repetition of the 
same. 

As the engine, machinery and tools for carpenters, machin- 
ists and blacksmiths were stored under this coal pocket and 
exposed to the weather after the fire, it will in some cases be 
more economical to replace them with modern tools in order 
to keep in line with the class of work we are compelled to 
operate and repair. 

A contract has been awarded to build a new head-house 
and building for use of mechanics at the South Ferry, East 
Boston side, which calls for the completion of same before 
April 1, 1902. 

New piers, wharves and landings have also been erected at 
this ferry during the past year. On the completion of the 
head-house this landing will be entirely new, with as good 
facilities as at any other place. These improvements have 
been agitated for several years, and it is a source of satisfac- 
tion to the people of East Boston to see them under way with 
the intention of having them finally carried out. 

The ferry-boat " Revere," the oldest boat in the fleet, has 
been in commission since 1875, and is now in such condition 
that it is almost useless to attempt to fit her for ferry service 
on account of the expense attached, and steps should be 
taken to provide for her disposal at auction. 

An appropriation should be provided for the construc- 
tion of a new propeller ferry-boat to take the place of the 
" Revere." 



Street Department — Ferry Divisioisr. 41 

The decks of all the boats need calking, and should be 
attended to whenever the cross planking needs renewal. 

Two new shafts are needed on the " General Hancock," 
and will be installed as soon as practicable. 

The " Noddle Island " and " General Sumner " will have 
to be coppered as soon as possible in order to prevent wearing. 

The following steam ferry-boats are in commission : 

Name. When built. Kind. Length. 

Kevere 1875. Side-wheel. 148 ft. 

D.D.Kelly 1879. " 148" 

Hugh O'Brien 1883. " 163 " 

General Hancock 1887. " 148 " 

Noddle Island 1889. Propeller. 164 " 3 in. 

Gov. Paissell 1900. " 164" 3 in. 

General Sumner 1900. " 164" 3 in. 

The financial statement, which follows, is in the form 
arranged by the Mayor's expert accountant, as a standard form 
for department or division reports of this character. 

The difference heretofore existing between the figures of 
the Ferry Division's books and the books of the City Auditor 
have been reconciled, and these statements are now in agree- 
ment. 

Yours truly, 

Wm. J. DoNOVAisr, 

Deputy Superintendent. 



42 City Document No. 40. 

Ferry Division of the Street Department. 

Con^,olidated Financial Statement for the Year 1901-2. 

1. KECEIPTS. 

Total cash receipts during the year . . . $167,880 86 
Cash in hands of tollmen at beginning of the year, 575 00 



Total $168,455 86 

Cash paid over to City Collector . $167,879 62 
Counterfeit money received and 

destroyed .... 1 24 

167,880 86 



Balance of cash on hand at end of year . $575 00 



2. APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES. 

Balance unexpended from jDrevious year (loans) . $52,627 87 
*Total appropriations all kinds, including "trans- 
fers to" 253,713 93 



$306,341 80 
*Total expenditures of all kinds, including " trans- 
fers from" 295,702 09 



Balance unexpended (loans) . . . $10,639 71 



3. RESULT OF OPERATIONS FOR THE TEAR. 

Receipts paid over to City Collector as above 

(net income) $167,879 62 

Ordinary expenses . . . $248,754 06 
Extraordinary expenses (special 

appropriations) . . . 41,988 16 

Interest on Ferry debts . . 13,420 00 

Depreciation on boats . . 18,207 52 

Decrease of stock of supplies . 498 27 



Total debits . . . $322,868 01 
Appreciation of real estate (as- 
sessors' figures) credit . ■ . 47,700 00 



Net outgo for the year ..... 275,16801 

Net loss for the year .... $107,288 39 



' Details of appropriations and expenditures given in Table 5. 



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Street Depaetment — Feeey Division. 



47 



Table 6. 

Comparative Balance Sheets at the Close of each Year fob Five Years. 





January 31, 

1898. 


January 31, 

1899. 


January 31, 
1900. 


January 31, 
1901. 


January 31, 

1902. 


Assets. 
Cash in hand of tollmen, 


$608 00 


$575 00 


$575 00 
16 68 

12,429 92 

- 157,601 42 

457,500 00 

216,756 31 
6,000 00 


$575 00 

10,870 05 

52,627 87 

498,900 00 

303,458 37 
6,000 00 


$575 00 


Fuel and supplies on 


4,062 45 

80,679 31 

451,100 00 

183,953 74 
6,000 00 


2,972 85 

103,442 91 

457,500 00 

160,041 26 
6,000 00 


10,371 78 

10,639 71 

546,600 00 

285,250 85 


City Treasurer (balance 
of appropriations) 

Real estate and buildings 
(Assessors' valuations) 

Ferry boats (less de- 


Machinery and tools 


6,000 00' 


Total tangible assets. . . 

Cost of avenues, etc.. 
East Boston (previous 
to 1870)t 


$726,403 50 

315,815 68 
1,717,635 00 


$730,532 02 

315,815 68 
1,798,939 12 


$850,879 33 

315,815 68 
1,863,118 43 


$872,431 29 

315,815 68 
1,927,086 05 


$859,437 34 
315,815 68 


Deficiency of assets 
(loss) 


2,034,374 44 






Totals 


$2,759,8.H 18 


$2,845,286 82 


$3,029,813 44 


$3,115,333 02 


$3,209,627 46 


Liabilities. 

Capital invested b y 
City of Boston to date, 

Appropriations account 


$2,679,174 87 
80,679 31 


$2,741,843 91 
103,442 91 


$2,872,212 02 
157,601 42 


$3,062,705 15 
52,627 87 


$3,198,987 75 
10,639 71 


Total liabilites 


$2,759,854 18 


$2,845,286 82 


$3,029,813 44 


$3,115,333 02 


$3,209,627 46 















Details of Capital Invested by the City of Boston. 



Total expenditures to 
date, per ferry books, 

Interest on debts for 
the year (per City 
Auditor) 



Interest previous years, 
etc. (net debits per 
Auditor) 



Total expenditures 

Deduct total receipts 
, paid to Collector 

Excess of expenditure, 
viz., capital invested 
by city 



$7,042,497 26 

6,88r96 

279,148 85 



$7,328,527 07 
4,649,352 20 



$2,679,174 87 



$7,394,170 41 



11,373 00 



279,148 85 



$7,684,692 26 
4,942,848 35 



$2,741,843 91 



$7,694,882 56 



13,044 00 



279,148 85 



$7,987,075 41 
5,114,863 39 



2,872,212 02 



$8,049,900 02 



15,340 00 



279,148 85 



$8,344,388 87 
5,281,683 72 



$3,062,705 15 



$8,355,982 24 



13,420 00 



279,148 85 



* $8,648,551 09 
* 5,449,563 34 



$3,198,987 75 



* Auditor's figures for total expenditures and receipts are $60,278.56 more than above, 
the ditt'erence (capital invested) being the same. 

$3,542.50 for additional interest and $33, an error in total stated by ferry books, have 
also been included in these figures. 

t See foot note § under Table 4. 



48 City Document No. 40. 

Table 7. 

Total Expenditures upon Ferries since 1858-9. 

Expenditures for avenues, paving, interest, etc., 

previous to purchase of the ferries by the city, J $444,101 30= 

Purchase of ferries, April, 1870 . . . 276,375 00 

*Expenditures for ferry-boats since April, 1870 . 618,070 58 

*Expenditures for ne'w buildings, piers, drops, etc., 485,092 10 

*Expenditures for tools and fixtures . . . 14,752 46 

Expenditures for land from Lincoln's Wharf in 

1887 5,562 52 

Expenditures for land from Battery Wharf in 

1893 . 10,000 00 



Total expenditures on capital account . $1,853,953 96 

^Expenditures for repairs of all kinds . . 721,863 70 

*Expenditures for fuel 1,097,360 76 

*Expenditures for salaries and wages . . . 3,690,688 92 

Expenditures for all other purposes . . . 1,344,962 31 



5,708,829 65 



Total Receipts from Ferries since 1858-9. 

Receipts from rents, etc., previous to purchase of 

ferries $29,588 56 

*Re,ceipts from ferry-tolls since purchase of ferries, 5,235,927 12 

*Receipts from rents since purchase of ferries . 55,292 96 

*Receipts from sales of ferry-boats . . . 147,331 21 

^Receipts from all other sources, per ferry books . 11,718 03 
Receipts from all other sources, additional, per 

Auditor 30,690 00 



Less counterfeit money destroyed 
Less amount counted twice 
Less amount in hands of tollmen 



Total per City Auditor's figures . . $5,509,841 90 

* According to books of the Ferry Division. 

t This total agrees with City Auditor's figures when $3,542.50 are added to the lat- 
ter for net increase of interest on debts. 
t See foot note § under Table 4. 







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$97 98 




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Steeet Department — Ferry Division. 49 



Regular Annual (Ordinary) and Special Appropriations 
(Extraordinary) of the Ferry Division of the 
Street Department for the Year ending January 
31, 1902. 

Appropriations for year ending January 31, 1902, $250,600 00 
Received by transfer from surplus revenue . . 3,113 93 



Total amount . . . . . . $253,713 93 

Amount of expenditures . . $248,754 06 
Transferred to Paving Division . 3,000 00 

Transferred to Bridge Division . 1,959 87 

$253,713 93 



Special Appropriations. 

Appropriation autliorized and issued for new ferry 
landings, liead-house, new boats, slips, and 
drops (1897) $500,000 00 

Amount transferred by City Government January 
14, 1901, approved by the Mayor January 19, 
1901, unexpended balance of appropriation for 
new ferry-boats ...... 4,400 79 



Amount expended to February 1, 

1899 $143,393 49 

Amount transferred to Sewer Di- 
vision, Street Department, by 

order of Mayor, authorized by 

Acts of Legislature, chap. 450, 

sect. 14, 1899 . . . 200,000 00 

Amount expended from February 

1, 1899, to February 1, 1900 . 
Amount expended from February 

1, 1900, to February 1, 1901 . 
Amount expended from February 

1, 1901, to February i, 1902 . 



$504,400 79 



Unexpended balance of appropriation, January 
31, 1902 .... 



12,187 69 




96,191 74 




41,988 16 


493,761 08 




on, January 


$10,639 71 



50 



City Document No. 40. 



Details op Expenditures from Special Appropriations 
Balances, 1901-2. 

ISTew Ferry Landing Appropriation. 

New coal elevator, South Ferry, East Boston . $18,712 50 
George Hayes & Co. on contract 

January 9, 1901 . . . $17,275 00 

Harrison H. Atwood, architect . 863 75 

Inspector, engineers, printing, 

and advertising ... . 573 75 



L8,712 50 



Rebuilding piers and wharves at South Ferry, 
East Boston ....... 

William J. Lawler, on contract 

May 7, 1901 .... $19,975 35 

Inspector, engineers, advertising, 

and printing . . . . 818 60 



),793 95 



20,793 95 



Amount paid on new ferry buildings in process of 

construction ....... 2,481 71 

Total expenditures for year ending Janu- 

uary 31, 1902 $41,988 16 



Statement showing Receipts at each Ferry. 
North Ferry. 



From Tollman. 



Foot 
Passengers. 



Team 
Tickets. 



Total. 



No. 



2. 

3. 

5. 

6. 

9. 
10. 
13. 



$12,864 57 
12,658 38 
12,770 48 
12,892 61 
12,809 03 
12,775 68 
12,869 90 



J2,131 50 
2,296 50 
2,370 00 
2,118 00 
2,188 00 
2,266 00 
2,210 50 



$89,640 65 



$15,580 50 



^14,996 OT 
14,954 88 
15,140 48 
15,010 61 
14,997 03 
15,041 68 
15,080 40 



,221 15 



From tollmen ....... 

From gatemen : 

For 157,890 foot passengers, at Ic, $1,578 90 
For cash fares for teams . .8,391 57 



Total at North Ferry 



$105,221 15 



9,970 47 
$115,191 62 



No. 



Street Department — Ferry Division. 

South Ferry. 



51 



From Tollman. 



1. 
4. 

7. 

8. 
11. 
12. 



Foot 
Passengers. 



n,054 87 
6,968 56 
7,295 78 
6,830 34 
1,163 32 
1,162 11 



),474 98 



Team 
Tickets. 



$2,787 00 

2,917 50 

2,885 60 

2,827 00 

68 50 

71 50 



$11,567 00 



Total. 



$9,841 87 
9,886 06 

10,181 28 
9,657 34 
1,231 82 
1,233 61 



142,031 98 



From tollmen 
From gatemen : 

For 76,009 foot passengers, at Ic. 

For cash fares for teams 



Total at South Ferry 



$760 09 
4,899 90 



North and South Ferries as above 
Tickets paid for at office of City Collector . . 
Tickets paid for at office of Ferry Division . 
Received in lieu of free ferries July 4, 1901 

Total ferriage receipts .... 

Rents for the year . . . . . _ . 

Sales of old material, head-house and bootblack 

privileges ....... 

Total cash receipts as above ^ . 



$42,031 98 



5,659 99 
$47,691 97 

$162,883 59 

519 50 

1,385 50 

1 00 

$164,789 59 
2,540 00 

551 27 

$167,880 86 



Statement showing the Difference of Travel on the Ferries 



FROM February 1, 1901, to February 1, 1902. 



Foot passengers at 1 cent each 
Foot passengers by ticket . 
Foot passengers free . 

Total foot passengers 



One-horse teams 

riages . 
Two-horse teams 
Three-horse teams 
Four-horse teams 



and pleasure car- 



North Ferry. 

9,121,955 
98,455 
70,895 



South Ferry. 

3,123,507 

51,732 

4,140 



9,291,305 3,179,379 



429,044 


216,239 


117,880 


114,677 


5,133 


4,082 


7,927 


5,877 



52 



City Document No. 40. 









North Ferry. 


South Ferry. 


Two-horse pleasure 


carriages 


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11,702 


4,663 


Hand-carts, etc. 


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10,798 


2,784 


Drag wheels 


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77 


45 


Free teams 


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6,596 ' 


1,108 



Total Travel on both Ferries from February 1, 1897, to 
February 1, 1902. 





From 
Feb. 1, 1897, 

to 
Feb. 1, 1898. 


From 
Feb. 1,1898, 

to 
Feb. 1, 1899. 


From 
Feb. 1, 1899, 

to 
Feb. 1, 1900. 


From 
Feb. 1, 1900, 

to 
Feb. 1,1901. 


From 
Feb. 1.1901, 

to 
Feb. 1, 1902. 


One-horse teams 


738,514 


685,422 


689,754 


679,746 


645,283 


Two horse teams 


240,434 


207,402 


230,100 


210,390 


232,557 


Three-horse teams — 


7,716 


9,474 


10,355 


8,376 


9,215 


Four-horse teams 


14,961 


15,311 


15,360 


12,344 


13,804 


Two-horse carriages 


14,659 
8.819 


13,582 


14,764 


15,390 


16,365 


Two-cent tolls for 
hand-carts, etc 


6,850 


6,076 


5,547 


13,582 


Drag wheels, etc 


75 


99 


66 


60 


122 


Foot passengers 


12,466,272 


12,182,842 


12,453,163 


12,243,877 


12,595,649 



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52,376 
35,209 
3,282 
5,220 
19,259 
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349,056 

213,936 

7,830 

12,720 

32,860 

8,220 


38,400 
2,304 

1,872 


350,515 
403,736 
251,017 
11,112 
17,940 
52,219 
11,484 


150,187 

345,484 

211,446 

7,947 

12,603 

32,644 

7,988 


200,328 

58,252 

89,571 

3,165 


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Two-horse team-tickets 






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19,575 
3,496 


One-horse carriage-tickets. . 
Two-horse carriage-tickets, 


100 



Street Department — Paving Division. 53 



APPENDIX C. 



EEPORT OF THE DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT OF 
THE PAVING DIVISION. 



EooM 44, City Hall, Boston, February 1, 1902. 

Hon. James Donovan, Superintendent of Streets : 

Dear Sir, — I respectfully submit the annual report of 
the expenditures and income of the Paving Division of the 
Street Department for the financial year ending January 31, 
1902, showing the nature of the work, the number and 
variety of permits issued, and the details of expenditures 
involved in paving, macadamizing, regulating, and construct- 
ing various streets. 

The Paving Division has charge of the following work : 

The maintenance and rebuilding of street surfaces and 
sidewalks. 

The placing of street signs. 

The numbering of buildings. 

The issuing of permits to open or to occupy the streets, or 
for such other purposes as may be required under the ordi- 
nances. 

The removal of snow and ice from the streets and gutters. 

The cleaning of streets in the outlying sections of the 
city not covered by the Street Cleaning Division. 

The division is in charge of a Deputy Superintendent, 
with a clerical force under the direction of a chief clerk, and 
an engineerilig force under the direction of a chief engineer. 

Work Done. 

The past year has been one of great activity, the amount 
of work completed exceeding any previous year in the 
history of the division. The amount of work accomplished 
in the down-town, or business section of the city, has not 
only added to the general appearance but greatly improved 
the condition of the streets in that section. A great deal 
remains to be done, however, in order to properly surface the 



54 City Document No. 40. 

streets that are subject to the heavy traffic of the business 
district. Many of these streets have not been paved for years, 
and teaming is made difficult and even dangerous by the 
uneven surface caused in many cases by the settlement of 
trenches and openings made by corporations occupying the 
streets. The most important work was the reconstruction 
of the following streets, which were paved with large granite 
blocks with Portland cement grout joints on a concrete base : 

Atlantic avenue^ between Oliver and Commercial streets. 

Commercial street^ between Hull and Fleet streets. 

Qommercial street, Fleet to Clinton street. 

Congress street, from Atlantic avenue across Exchange 
place, including Post Office square. 

Dartmouth street, Huntington avenue to railroad bridge. 

Faneuil Hall square, north and south. 

Franklin street, from Washington across Oliver street. 

Bock and Adams squares. 

Green street, between Bowdoin square and Chambers 
street. 

Sigh street, between Summer and Broad streets. 

Pearl street, between Milk street and Atlantic avcDue. 

Portland street, between Hanover and Traverse streets. 

Union street, between Dock and Haymarket squares. 

Milk street, between Washington and Congress streets, and 
from Pearl across Oliver street. 

Milk street, between India street and Atlantic avenue. 

East First street, between L and P streets, and Washington 
street, between School and Green streets, were paved with 
large blocks on gravel base. 

Tremont street. Castle across Berkeley street, and 

Lincoln street, between Kneeland and Beach streets, were 
paved on gravel base with Portland cement grout joints. 

Crushing Plant. 

During the year the crusher at the Rosseter-street ledge 
was shut down. This crushing plant has been in use a num- 
ber of years, and is now in need of a thorough overhauling 
in order to put it in good working order. 

The largest and most complete crusher in this section of 
the country was erected this year by the Paving Division, at 
Columbia road and Intervale street. Ward 20. It is equipped 
with all the modern appliances and has a daily output of 
500 tons. 

The new crusher, elected last year between Iffley and 
Montebello roads, in West Roxbury, has , about served its 



Steeet Depaetment — Paving Division. 55 

purpose in its present location. It has a capacity of 300 
tons per day, and is thoroughly built. If a suitable ledge 
were found this crusher could be removed as it is good for 
several years' service without any extensive repairs. 

The Kenney-street crusher is in good working order, and 
is now located on the Kenney ledge, Kenney street, Roxbury, 
having been removed from the Bleiler ledge two years ago. 

The Centre-street crusher in West Roxbury, the Chestnut- 
hill crusher in Brighton and the Dimock-street crusher in 
Roxbury, were overhauled and repaired last year and are 
now in good working condition. 



Atlantic avenue, from Oliver street across India square, 
was paved with large granite blocks, on a 6-inch American 
cement concrete base, with Portland cement grout joints. 
Within the tracks of the Boston Elevated Railway Company, 
Philadelphia blocks were used, on a concrete base with grout 
joints, the stock and labor being paid for by this company. 

The paving and regulating was done under contract by 
Jones & Meehan. The old pavement was removed and the 
roadway excavated by the Street Department. Former 
pavement, granite blocks with gravel joints on gravel base. 

Atlantic avenue, from India square to Eastern avenue, 
was divided into two sections ; the part from India square 
across Clinton street was done by Dennis Kiley, and from 
Clinton street to Eastern avenue by D. F. O'Connell. The 
roadway on the west side was widened two (2) feet by 
reducing the width of the sidewalk. The roadway was 
paved with large granite blocks on a six (6) inch American 
cement concrete base, with Portland cement grout joints. 
The Boston Elevated Railway Company paid for the work 
done within its tracks. 

The old 3-foot corners were taken up and replaced by cir- 
cular edgestones cut on a longer radii. The old pavement 
was removed and the roadway excavated by the Street 
Department. Former pavement was granite blocks on gravel 
base with gravel joints. 

Commercial street, from Hull to Hanover street, was 
paved with large granite blocks, on a six (6) inch American 
cement concrete base with Portland cement grout joints, 
including the area within the tracks, which was paid for by 
the Boston Elevated Railway Company. The paving and 
regulating was done under contract by A. A. Libby & Co., 
who also removed the old pavement and excavated the road- 
way. Former pavement, granite blocks with gravel joints 
oh gravel base. 



5Q City Document No. 40. 

Commercial street, from Eastern avenue across Hanover 
street, was paved with large granite blocks, on a six (6) inch 
American cement concrete base, with Portland cement grout 
joints, including the area within the tracks, which was paid 
for by the Boston Elevated Railway Company. The paving 
and regulating was done under contract by H. Gore & Co., 
who also removed the old pavement and excavated the road- 
way. Former pavement, granite blocks with gravel joints 
on gravel base. 

Commercial street, from Fleet street across Clinton street, 
was paved with large granite blocks, on a six (6) inch 
American cement concrete base with Portland cement grout 
joints. The paving and regulating was done mider contract 
by John Turner & Co., who also removed the old pavement 
and excavated the roadway. Former pavement, granite 
blocks with gravel joints on gravel base. 

Congress street, from Atlantic avenue to Milk street, and 
from Milk street across Exchange place (Post Office square) 
was paved with large granite blocks, on a six (6) inch 
American cement concrete base, with Portland cement grout 
joints. At the north corner of Milk street and Post Office 
square the roadway was widened by cutting into the granite 
flagging of which the sidewalk is composed, around the 
Post Office building ; this relieves the congestion at that 
point by giving space for teams to pass between the cars 
and the curbing. The paving and regulating was done 
under contract by A. A. Libby & Co., who also removed the 
old pavement and excavated the roadway. Former pave- 
ment, granite blocks with gravel joints on gravel base. 

Dartmouth street, from Huntington avenue to the railroad 
bridge, was paved with granite blocks, on gravel base with 
pitch and pebble joints. The paving and regulating was 
done under contract by E. S. Fogerty. Former pavement, 
granite blocks on gravel base with gravel joints. 

Dock and Adams squares, between Faneuil Hall square 
and Elm street was paved with large granite blocks, on a 
6-inch American cement concrete base, with Portland cement 
grout joints, including the area within the tracks, which was 
paid for by the Boston Elevated Railway Company. The 
work was done under contract by D. F. O'Connell. The old 
pavement was removed and roadway excavated by the Street 
Department. Former pavement, granite blocks with gravel 
joints on gravel base. 

Uast First street, between L and P streets, South Boston, 
was paved with large granite blocks, on a gravel base with 
gravel joints. The paving and regulating was done under 



Street Department — Paving Division. 57 

contract by J. B. O'Rourke, who also excavated the old 
macadam surface and prepared the road-bed. 

Faneuil Hall square^ north and south, was paved with 
large granite blocks, on a 6-inch American cement concrete 
base, with Portland cement grout joints. The paving and 
regulating was done under contract by D. F. O'Connell. 
The old pavement was removed and roadway excavated by 
the Street Department. Former pavement, granite blocks, 
with gravel joints on gravel base. 

Franklin sti'eet, between Washington street and Pearl 
street, was paved with large granite blocks, on a 6-inch 
American cement concrete base, with Portland cement grout 
joints, including the area within the tracks, which was paid 
for by the Boston Elevated Railway Company. The paving 
and regulating was done under contract by James Doherty, 
who also removed the old pavement and excavated the 
roadway. The former pavement was granite blocks with 
gravel joints on gravel base. 

G-reen street, from Bowdoin square to Chambers street, was 
paved with large granite blocks, on a 6-inch American cement 
concrete base, with Portland cement grout joints, including 
the area within the tracks, which was paid for by the Boston 
Elevated Railway Company. The paving and regulating 
was done under contract by S. D. Payson, who also removed 
the old pavement and excavated the roadway. Former 
pavement, granite blocks with gravel joints on gravel 
base. 

High street, from Summer to Broad street, was paved 
with large granite blocks, on a 6-inch American cement 
concrete base, with Portland cement grout joints. The 
paving and regulating was done under contract by Frank 
Bachelder, who also removed the old pavement and excavated 
the roadway. Former pavement, granite blocks with gravel 
joints on gravel base. 

Lincoln street, from Kneeland to Beach street, was repaved 
with granite blocks on a gravel base, with Portland cement 
grout joints, including the area within the tracks, which was 
paid for by the Boston Elevated Railway Company. The 
paving and regulating was done under contract by Frank 
Bachelder, who also removed the old pavement and excavated 
the roadway. Former pavement, granite blocks with gravel 
joints on gravel base. 

Milk street, from Washington to Congress street and from 
Pearl across Oliver street, was paved with large granite blocks, 
on a 6-inch American cement concrete base, with Portland 
cement grout joints, including the area within the tracks, 



'58 CiTr Document No. 40. 

which was paid for by the Boston Elevated Railway Company. 
The paving and regulating was done under contract by H. 
Gore & Co., who also removed the old pavement and 
excavated the roadway. Former pavement, granite blocks 
with gravel joints on gravel base. 

Pearl street, from Milk street to Atlantic avenue, was 
paved with large granite blocks, on a 6-inch American cement 
concrete base, with Portland cement grout joints. The 
paving and regulating was done under contract by H. Gore 
& Co., who also removed the old pavement and excavated 
the roadway. Former pavement, granite blocks, with gravel 
joints on gravel base. 

Portland street, between Causeway and Hanover streets ; 
the contract for paving and regulating was awarded to Den- 
nis Kiley, who began work on July 8, 1901, and suspended 
August 30, 1901 ; the sewerage works not being completed. 
Within the tracks the work was done by the Boston Elevated 
Railway Company, as far as the work progressed, on a gravel 
base with gravel joints. Outside the tracks the blocks are 
laid on a 6-inch American cement concrete base, with Port- 
land cement grout joints. The old pavement was removed, 
and the roadway excavated by the contractor. Former pave- 
ment, granite blocks, with gravel joints on gravel base. 

Tremont street, from Castle street across Berkeley, street, 
was paved with granite blocks, on a gravel base, with Portland 
cement grout joints. The paving and regulating was done 
under contract by D. F. O'Connell. The old pavement was 
removed, and the roadway excavated by the Street De- 
partment. Former pavement, granite blocks, with gravel 
joints on gravel base. 

Union street, from Haymarket to Dock square, was paved 
with large granite blocks, on a 6-inch American cement con- 
crete base, with Portland cement grout joints. The paving 
and regulating was done under contract by D. F. O'Connell. 
The old pavement was removed, and the roadway exca- 
vated by the Street Department. Former pavement, granite 
blocks, with gravel joints on gravel base. 

Wasliington street, between School and Green streets, West 
Roxbury, was paved with granite blocks, on gravel base with 
gravel joints, including the area within the tracks, which was 
paid for by the Boston Elevated Railway Company. The 
old pavement was removed, and the roadway excavated by 
the Street Department. The paving and regulating was 
done under contract by Jones & Meehan. Former pave- 
ment, macadam. 

Condor street, between Meridian and Brooks streets, was 



Street Department — Paving Division. 59 

paved with granite blocks, on gravel base with gravel joints. 
The paving and regulating was done under contract by Jolm 
Turner & Co. The former pavement, which was macadam, 
was removed by the Street Department. 

Neponset avenue, east side, between Adams and Minot 
streets, Dorchester, was paved with large granite blocks, on 
a gravel base with gravel joints. The paving and regulating 
was done under contract by D. F. O'Connell. The old 
macadam was excavated, and the west roadway w^as resur- 
faced with macadam by the Street Department. 

The force of the Paving Division has been employed in 
the care and maintenance of the streets of the city. 

About thirty-nine (39) miles of macadam streets, with an 
area of 499,000 square yards, have been resurfaced. 

Edgestones set or reset . . 245,410 linear feet 

Paving relaid .... 218,365 square yards 

Brick sidewalks . . . . 131,487 " " 
Artificial stone sidewalks . . 15,565 " " 

Coal-tar sidewalks . . . 698 " " 

The above work was done outside of the work done under 
contract for street construction. 

A large amount of asphalt pavement has been laid this 
year, mostly in the residential districts. The total amount 
of asphalt surface laid is as follows : 

31,803 square yards of Trinidad Lake asphalt, 
48,836 square yards of Sicilian Rock asphalt, 

both on a 6-inch American cement concrete base, under a ten 
(10) year guarantee, at $3.25 per square yard, exclusive of 
the cost of preparing the road-bed. 

The following streets were surfaced with asphalt, viz. : 

Arch street, Summer to Franklin street. 

Arlington street, Beaton to Boylston street. 

Athens street, C to D street. 

Avon street, Washington to Chauncy street. 

Beacon street, west side, Charles to Arlington street. 

Beacon street, Arlington to Dartmouth street. 

Bowen street, C to E street. 

Copley square, streets bounding. 

Essex place, Essex to Tufts street. 

G-old street, B to D street. 

India street. Milk street to India square. 

Laivrence street, Lawrence avenue across Miller street. 

Marlborough street, Arlington to Clarendon street. 



60 City Document No. 40. 

Mason street, West street, about 213 feet southerly. 

Massachusetts avenue, Beacon street across Huntington 
avenue. 

Miller street. Main to Lawrence street. 

Otter street, Beacon street to Charles river. 

Salem street, Endicott to Prince street. 

Silver street, B to D street. 

Tudor street, C to D street. 

Tufts street, Kingston to South street. 

Tyler street. Oak to Harvard street. 

Warren street, Winthrop to Soley street. 

And a number of alleys between Beacon and Boylston street. 

The streets paved with wooden blocks on a concrete base 
were : 

Boylston street, from Boylston place to west side of Charles 
street. 

Beacon street, Massachusetts avenue to Raleigh street. 

Newhury street, Fairfield to Hereford street. 

Public alley 44^i between Newbury and Boylston streets, 
from Fairfield to Gloucester street (a portion only). 

Asphalt Paving. 

Arch street, between Summer and Franklin streets was 
paved with two (2) inches Sicilian rock asphalt, on a 6-inch 
American cement concrete base by the Boston Asphalt Com- 
pany. The old pavement was removed and the roadway 
excavated by H. Gore & Co. Former pavement, granite 
blocks on gravel base, with gravel joints. 

Arlington street, between Beacon and Boylston streets, was 
paved with one and one-half (li) inches of Trinidad Lake 
asphalt wearing surface, with one and one-half (li) inches 
of asphaltic cement concrete binder, on a 6-inch American 
cement concrete base, by the Barber Asphalt Paving Com- 
pany. The old macadam surface and vitrified bricks were 
removed and the road-bed prepared by the Street Department. 

Athens street, between C and D streets, was paved with 
two (2) inches of Sicilian Rock asphalt, on a six (6) inch 
American cement concrete base, by Jones & Meehan. The 
edgestones were reset, the brick sidewalks relaid, and the 
roadway excavated by the contractor. Former pavement, 
macadam. 

Avon street, between Washington and Chauncy streets, 
was paved with one and one-half (1^) inches of Trinidad 
Lake asphalt wearing surface, with one and one-half (li) 
inches of asphaltic cement concrete binder, on a 6-inch 



Street Department — Paving Division. 61 

American cement concrete base, by the Barber Asphalt 
Pavmg Company. The old pavement was removed and the 
roadway excavated by the Street Department. Former pave- 
ment, old blocks on gravel base, with gravel joints. 

Beacon st7'eet, west side between Charles and Arlington 
streets, was paved with one and one-half (li) inches of 
Trinidad Lake asphalt wearing surface, with one and one-half 
(li) inches of asphaltic cement concrete binder, on a 6-incli 
American cement concrete base, by the Barber Asphalt 
Paving Company ; the old pavement was granite blocks 
occupied by car tracks, it being the terminus of the last rem- 
nant of the Boston Elevated Railway horse railroad. The 
company abolished the line and removed the tracks. The 
Street Department prepared the road-bed for the concrete 
base. 

Beacon street, between Arlington and Dartmouth streets, 
was paved with two (2) inches of Sicilian rock asphalt on a 
6-inch American cement concrete base, by the Boston Asphalt 
Company. The old macadam surface was removed and the 
road-bed prepared by the Street Department. 

Bowen street, between C and E streets, was paved with two 
inches of Sicilian rock asphalt, on a 6-inch American cement 
concrete base, by Jones & Meelian. The old macadam sur- 
face was removed and the road-bed prepared by the con- 
tractors, who also reset the edgestones and relaid the side- 
walks. 

Copley square, streets bounding, was paved with one and 
one-half (li) inches of Trinidad Lake asphalt wearing sur- 
face with one and one-half (1^) inches asphaltic cement 
concrete binder, on a 6-inch American cement concrete base, 
by the Barber Asphalt Paving Company. A brow about one 
foot wide was paved each side of the rails of the Boston Ele- 
vated Railway Company's surface tracks. The old macadam 
surface was removed and the road-bed prepared by the Street 
Department. 

Essex place, between Essex and Tufts streets, was paved 
with two (2) inches of Sicilian rock asphalt, on a 6-inch 
American cement concrete base, by the Boston Asphalt Com- 
pany. The old pavement was removed and the road-bed pre- 
pared by. the Street Department. Former pavement, granite 
blocks, with gravel joints on gravel base. 

Grold street, between B and D streets, was paved with two 
(2) inches of Sicilian rock asphalt, on a 6-inch American ce- 
ment concrete base, by Jones & Meehan. The old macadam 
surface was removed and the road-bed prepared by the con- 
tractors, who also reset the edgestones and relaid the brick 
sidewalks. 



62 City Document No. 40. 

India street, between Milk street and India square, 
was paved with two (2) inches of Sicilian rock asphalt, on a 
6-inch American cement concrete base, by the Boston As- 
phalt Company. The old pavement was removed and the 
road-bed prepared by H. Gore & Co. The former pavement, 
granite blocks, on gravel base, with gravel joints. 

Lawrence street, from Lawrence avenue across Miller 
street, was paved with two (2) inches of Sicilian rock as- 
phalt, on a 6-inch American cement concrete base, by Jones 
& Meehan. The old macadam surface was removed and 
the road-bed prepared by the contractors. 

Marlborough street, between Arlington and Clarendon sts., 
was paved with two (2) inches of Sicilian rock asphalt, on a 
6-inch American cement concrete base, by the Boston Asphalt 
Company. The old macadam surface was removed and the 
road-bed prepared by the Street Department. The edgestones 
were reset and the brick sidewalks relaid by H. Gore & Co. 

Mason street, from West street, about 213 feet southerly, 
was paved with two inches of Sicilian rock asphalt, on a 
6-inch American cement concrete base, by the Boston Asphalt 
Company. The old pavement was removed and the road-bed 
prepared by the Street Department. Former pavement, 
granite blocks, with gravel joints on gravel base. 

Massachusetts avenue, from Beacon street across Hunting- 
ton avenue, was paved with two (2) inches of Sicilian rock 
asphalt, on a 6-inch American Portland cement concrete base, 
except the portion occupied by the Boston Elevated Railway 
Company. The brows for eighteen (18) inches outside the 
tracks were paved with granite blocks on a concrete base with 
pitch and pebble joints. The work was done under contract 
by the Boston Asphalt Company. The edgestones were re- 
set and the brick sidewalks relaid by H. Gore & Co., who 
also removed the old macadam surface and prepared the road- 
bed for the concrete base. 

Miller street, between Main and Lawrence streets, was 
paved with two (2) inches of Sicilian rock asphalt, on a 6- 
inch American cement concrete base, by Jones & Meehan. 
The old macadam surface was removed and the road-bed pre- 
pared by the contractors who reset the edgestones and- relaid 
the brick sidewalks. 

Otter street, from Beacon street to the Charles river, was 
paved with two (2) inches of Sicilian rock asphalt, on a 6- 
inch American cement concrete base, by the Boston Asphalt 
Company. The old macadam surface was removed and the 
road-bed prepared- by the Street Department. The edge- 
stones were reset and the brick sidewalks relaid by H. Gore 
& Co. 



Street Department — Paying Division. 63 

Salem street, from Endicott to Prince street, was paved 
with two (2) inches of Sicilian rock asphalt, on a 6-inch 
American cement concrete base, by the Boston Asphalt 
Company. The old pavement was removed and the road- 
bed prepared by the Street Department. Former pavement, 
granite blocks on gravel base, with gravel joints. 

Silver street, between B and D streets, was paved with 
two (2) inches of Sicilian rock asphalt, on a 6-inch American 
cement concrete base, by Jones & Meehan. The old 
macadam surface was removed and the road-bed prepared by 
the contractors, who also reset the edgestones and relaid the 
brick sidewalks. 

Tudor street, between C and D streets, was paved with two 
(2) inches of Sicilian rock asphalt, on a 6-inch American 
cement concrete base, by Jones & Meehan. The old 
macadam surface was removed and the road-bed prepared by 
the contractors, who also reset the edgestones and relaid the 
brick sidewalks. 

Tufts street, between Kingston and South streets, was 
paved with two inches of Sicilian rock asphalt, on a 6-inch 
American cement concrete base, by the Boston Asphalt 
Company. The old pavement was removed and the road- 
bed prepared by the Street Department. Former pavement, 
granite blocks on gravel base, with gravel joints. 

Tyler street, between Oak and Harvard streets, was paved 
with two (2) inches of Sicilian rock asphalt, on a 6-inch 
American cement concrete base by the Boston Asphalt 
Company. The old macadam surface was removed and the 
road-bed prepared by H. Gore & Co., who also reset the 
edgestones. 

Warren street, between Winthrop an^d Soley streets, was 
resurfaced with two (2) inches of Sicilian rock asphalt, on 
existing American cement concrete base, except the portion 
occupied by the Boston Elevated Railway Company. The 
brows for eighteen (18), inches outside the tracks were paved 
with granite blocks on a concrete base, with pitch and pebble 
joints. The work was done under contract by the Boston 
Asphalt Company. Former pavement asphalt. 

Assessment Streets. 

Under the provisions of chapter 323, of the Acts of 1891, 
and acts in amendment thereof or in addition thereto, twenty- 
five (25) new streets and nineteen (19) public alleys have 
been constructed, and nine (9) streets and two (2) public 
alleys partially constructed. 



64 City Document No.- 40. 

The construction of that part of Blue Hill avenue between 
Walk Hill street and Mattapan square is now under way 
and will be completed during the coming season, giving a 
broad avenue from Grove Hall to the Neponset river. 

Columbia road, from Blue Hill avenue to Edward Everett 
square, will soon be completed, as the work of finishing the 
boulevard and the approaches thereto is well under way, and 
the bridge of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad- 
at Richfield street has been finished. 

Hancock street, from Columbia road to Bowdoin street, 
has been relocated and widened. The work of construction 
is practically completed. The street is sixty (60) feet wide, 
consisting of a roadway forty (40) feet wide, and two side- 
walks ten (10) feet wide. 

On Northwood street. East Boston, a flight of hard pine 
steps has been built, giving access from Leyden street, 
opposite the Blackinton School, to Gladstone street, with an 
ascent of 51.5 feet and a distance in a westerly direction of 
182 feet. The steps are ten (10) feet wide, with risers of 
7i inch, and" tread of one foot, entirely enclosed by a picket 
fence. These steps were constructed by this division, be- 
ginning work April 8, 1901, and finishing May 23, 1901. 

The following streets were constructed under chapter 323, 
of the Acts of 1891, and the acts in amendment thereof or 
in addition thereto : 

Ashley street, from Breed to Walley street, is about 650 
feet long. The contract for constructing the surface of this 
street was awarded to Philip Doherty, September 21, 1900. 
Work was begun October 1, 1900, and completed July 1, 1901. 
It is a 6-inch macadam roadway, with crushed stone side- 
walks. The crushed stone and gutter blocks were furnished 
by the city on the line of the work. The edgestones were 
furnished by the city and hauled by the contractor to the site 
of the work. The flagging for crosswalks was furnished by 
the contractor. 

Alford street, west side, from Maiden bridge, about 1,100 
feet northerly. " Filling and Slope Paving." The contract 
for this work was awarded to William L. Miller, July 22, 
1901. Work was begun July 29, 1901. The work consisted 
of " filling and slope paving " on the west side to complete 
the widening between Maiden bridge and the Everett line. 
All the materials used were furnished by the contractor. 

Barry street, from Richfield to Quincy street, is about 



Stkeet Department — Paving Division. 65 

1,356 feet long. The contract for surfacing this street was 
awarded to the Dorchester Construction Company, May 20, 
1901. Work was begun August 5, 1901, and completed 
December 16, 1901. It is a 6-inch macadam roadway, with 
brick sidewalks. The crushed stone, gutter blocks and edge- 
stones were furnished by the city and hauled by the con- 
tractor to the site of the work. The bricks for the sidewalks 
were delivered on the street by the city. The flagging for 
the crosswalks was furnished by the contractor. 

Blue mil avenue, from Mattapan square to Walk Hill 
street, is about 3,400 feet long. The contract for construct- 
ing the surface of this boulevard was awarded to James 
Doherty, July 23, 1901. Work was begun July 30, 1901, 
and was suspended January 11, 1902. This boulevard is 
120 feet wide between Walk Hill and Norfolk streets, and 130 
feet wide between Norfolk street and Mattapan square. 
There are two telford-macadam roadways, with a 25-foot 
reservation in the centre for car tracks, and the sidewalks 
are each 15 feet wide, 10 feet of which is crushed stone, the 
balance being grass, bounded by granite curbing. The 
telford, crushed stone and gutter blocks were furnished on 
the line of the work by the city; the edgestones were fur- 
nished by the city, and hauled to the site of the work by the 
contractor. The flagging for crosswalks and also the loam 
for the planting spaces were furnished by the contractor. 

Bosto7i street, from Columbia road to Mt. Vernon street, is 
about 950 feet long. The contract for constructing the sur- 
face of this street was awarded to Thomas F. Welch, July 
10, 1901. Work was begun July 22, 1901, and completed 
September 16, 1901. It is a granite block pavement -on 
gravel base, and gravel joints, with brick sidewalks. The 
granite blocks and edgestones were furnished by the city, 
and hauled to the site of the work by the contractor. The 
bricks for the sidewalks were delivered on the street by 
the city. The flagging- for crosswalks was furnished by the 
contractor. 

Brooks street, between Holton and North Beacon streets, is 
about 1,135 feet long. The contract for constructing the sus- 
face of this street was awarded to John F. McBride and Jesse 
Moulton, July 2, 1901. Work was begun July 11, 1901, and 
suspended December 14, 1901. It is a six (6) inch macadam 
roadway with crushed stone sidewalks. 

Cambridge street, from Brighton avenue to Washington 
street, is about 3,642 feet long. The contract for constructing 
the surface of this street was awarded to J. L. Byrne & Co. 
Work was begun October 26, 1899, and suspended December 



66 City Document No. 40. 

23, 1899. The work was subsequently abandoned by tlie 
contractors, who surrendered their contract. 

The contract for finishing this street was awarded to J. H. 
Sullivan, October 30, 1900. Work under this contract was 
begun November 6, 1900, and completed August 20, 1901. 

It is a six (6) inch macadam roadway, with crushed stone 
sidewalks, a change being made subsequent to the signing of 
the contract, and a coal tar sidewalk substituted on the north 
side of the street. The crushed-stone, gutter blocks and edge- 
stones were furnished by the city, and hauled to the site of 
the work by the contractor. The flagging for crosswalks was 
furnished by the contractor. 

Oarlow street, from Albany to Chadwick street, is about 
265 feet long. The contract for constructing the surface of 
this street was awarded to the Dorchester Construction Com- 
pany, April 16, 1901 ; work was begun May 9, 1901, and 
completed June 15, 1901. It is a six (6) inch macadam 
roadway, with brick sidewalks. The edgestones, gutter 
blocks and crushed stone were furnished by the city, and 
hauled to the site of the work by the contractors. The 
bricks for the sidewalks were delivered on the line of the 
work by the city. The flagging for crosswalks was furnished 
by the contractors. 

Columbia road, that portion between Ceylon, Hamilton and 
Richfield streets, left uncompleted on account of the bridge 
of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Com- 
pany. Columbia road proper is to be telford-macadam road- 
ways, while the approaches are to be six (6) inch macadam. 
The contract for constructing the surface was awarded to the 
Barnes, Ruffin Company, October 1,1901. Work was begun 
November 18, 1901, and suspended December 19, 1901. 
The work will be completed early the coming season. 

Conrad street, from Sumner street, about 224 feet easterly. 
The contract for constructing the surface of this street was 
awarded to the Dorchester Construction Company, April 16, 
1901. Work was begun April 18, 1901, and completed May 
15, 1901. It is a six (6) inch macadam roadway, with 
crushed stone sidewalks. The crushed stone, gutter blocks, 
and edgestones were furnished by the city, and hauled to the 
site of the work by the contractors. The flagging for cross- 
walks was furnished by the contractors. 

Corinth street, from Washington to Brandon street, is about 
614 feet long. The contract for constructing the surface of 
this street was awarded to Collins & Ham, October 19, 1900. 
Work was begun October 26,1900, and completed July 1,] 901. 
It is a six (6) inch macadam roadwa}^, with crushed stone 



Street Department — Paving Division. 67 

sidewalks. The crushed stone, gutter blocks, and edgestones 
were furnished by the city, and hauled by the contractor to 
the site of the work. The flagging for crosswalks was fur- 
nished by the contractors. 

Dixfield street^ from Old Harbor to Covington street, is about 
300 feet long. The contract for constructing the surface of 
this street was awarded to Philip Doherty, September 25, 
1901. Woprk was begun October 1, 1901, and completed 
October 22, 1901. I|b is a macadam roadway with brick 
sidewalks. The edgestones and gutter blocks were furnished 
by the city, and hauled to the site of the work by the con- 
tractor. The crushed stone for roadway and bricks for 
sidewalks were delivered on the line of the work by the 
city. The flagging for crosswalks was furnished bv the 
contractor. 

Dra'ptr street, from Robinson to Bowdoin street, is about 
1,722' feet long. The contract for constructing the surface 
of this street was awarded to Philip Doherty, May 20, 1901. 
Work was begun June 28, 1901, and completed September 
3, 1901. It is a six (6) inch macadam roadway with 
crushed stone sidewalks. The crushed stone, gutter blocks 
and edgestones were furnished by the city, and hauled to the 
site of the work by the contractor. The flagging for cross- 
walks was furnished by the contractor. Subsequent to the 
signing of the contract, artificial stone sidewalks were sub- 
stituted for crushed stone sidewalks from Bowdoin street, 
about 682 feet easterly, on petition of the abutters. 

Fairfax street, from Carruth to Beaumont street, is about 
626 feet long. The contract for constructing the surface of 
this street was awarded to Philip Doherty, October 9, 1901. 
Work was begun October 16, 1901, and completed November 
20, 1901. It is a six (6) inch macadam roadway with 
artificial stone sidewalks. The crushed stone, gutter blocks 
and edgestones were furnished by the city, and were delivered 
on the street by the city. The flagging for crosswalks was 
furnished by the contractor. 

The contract for the construction of the artificial stone 
sidewalks has been awarded, but on account of the late 
season no woi'k has been done. 

Forest Hills street, from Washington street to Glen road, 
is about 1,305 feet long. The contract for constructing the 
surface of this street was awarded to Jones & Meehan, 
May 20, 1901. Work was begun August 12, 1901, and 
completed November 15, 1901. It is a six (6) inch macadam 
roadway with crushed stone sidewalks. The crushed stone, 
gutter blocks and edgestones were furnished by the city, and 



68 City Document No. 40. 

hauled by the contractor to the site of the work. The 
flagging for crosswalks was furnished by the contractor. 

Grainshorough street, from St. Stephen to Hemenway 
street, is about 800 feet long. The contract for construct- 
ing the surface of this street was awarded to Thomas F. 
Welch, September 11, 1901. Work was begun September 
17, 1901, and completed November 3, 1901. It is a six (6) 
inch macadam roadway Avith crushed stone sidew;alks, except 
on the east side between Hemenway street and a private 
way about 100 feet north of St. Stephen street, where 
artificial stone sidewalks were built instead of crushed stone. 
The crushed stone, gutter blocks and edgestones were fur- 
nished by the city, and were hauled by the contractor to the 
site of the work. The flagging for the crosswalks was fur- 
nished by the contractor. 

Hancock street, from Columbia road to Winter street, is 
about 2,400 feet long. The contract for constructing the 
surface of this street was awarded to James Doherty, August 
23, 1901. Work was begun September 4, 1901, and com- 
pleted December 16, 1901. It is a six (6) inch macadam 
roadway with crushed stone sidewalks. The crushed stone, 
gutter blocks and edgestones were furnished by the city, and 
were hauled to the site of the work by the contractor. The 
flagging for crosswalks was furnished by the contractor. 

Hancock-street ivall. The contract for building the wall 
in front of the Dorchester paving yard was awarded to 
James Doherty. It is a rubble wall, laid solid in cement and 
surmounted by a wooden picket fence. 

Leeds street, from Woodward street to Dorchester avenue,, 
is about 380 feet long. The contract for constructing the 
surface of this street was awarded to S. J. Cowin & Co., 
April 16, 1901. Work was begun April 24, 1901, and com- 
pleted June 1, 1901. It is a six (6) inch macadam roadway 
with brick sidewalks. The crushed stone, gutter blocks and 
edgestones were furnished by the city, and were hauled to the 
site of the work by the contractor. The bricks for the side- 
walks were delivered on the street by the city. The flagging 
for the crosswalks was furnished by the contractor. 

Leonard street, from Duncan to Adams street, is about- 
478 feet long. The contract for constructing the surface of 
this street was awarded to the Dorchester Construction Com- 
pany, April 17, 1901. Work was begun May 31, 1901, and 
completed July 20, 1901. It is a six (6) inch macadam 
roadway with crushed stone sidewalks. The crushed stone 
paving blocks and edgestones were furnished by the city, and 
were hauled to the site of the work by the contractor. The 
flagging for crosswalks was furnished by the contractor. 



Street Department — Paving Division. 69 

Millet street, from Park to Athelwold street, is about 482 
feet long. The contract for constructing the surface of this 
street, was awarded to the Barnes, Ruffin Company, Septem- 
ber 11, 1901, and suspended December 2, 1901. It is a six 
(6) inch macadam roadway with crushed stone sidewalks. The 
crushed stone, gutter blocks and edgestones were furnished 
by the city, and hauled to the site of the work by the con- 
tractors. The flagging for the crosswalks was furnished by 
the contractors. 

Milk street, from India street to Atlantic avenue, is about 
602 feet long. The contract for constructing the surface of 
this street was awarded to Frank Bachelder, November 7, 
1901. Work under this contract was begun November 9, 
1901, and completed December 2, 1901. It is a granite block 
pavement on a six (6) inch American cement concrete base, 
with Portland cement grout joints, and brick sidewalks. 
The paving blocks were furnished by the city, and hauled to 
to the site of the work by the contractor ; the bricks for the 
sidewalks, the crushed stone for the concrete base and edge- 
stones were furnished by the city, and delivered on the line 
of the work. 

Moseley street, from Crescent avenue to Columbia road, is 
about 1,085 feet long. The contract for constructing the 
surface of this street was awarded to J. B. O'Rourke, 
October 9, 1901. Work was begun October 23, 1901, and 
suspended November 30, 1901. It is a six (6) inch macadam 
roadway with crushed stone sidewalks. 

Normandy street, from Lawrence avenue across Grove 
street, is about 284 feet long. The contract for constructing 
the surface of this street was awarded to the Dorchester 
Construction Company, May 20, 1901. Work was begun 
October 7, 1901, and suspended December 5, 1901. It is a 
six (6) inch macadam roadway with crushed stone sidewalks. 
The crushed stone, gutter blocks and edgestones were fur-' 
nished by the city, and Jiauled to the site of the work by the 
contractors. The flagging for crosswalks was furnished by 
the contractors. 

Nottingham street, from BuUard street to Bowdoin avenue, 
artificial stone sidewalks, about 626 feet long. The contract 
for laying the walks was awarded to W. A. Murtfeldt Com- 
pany, October 5, 1900. Work was suspended December 8, 
1900, and resumed in the spring of 1901, the contractors 
completing the work July 20, 1901. 

Perkins street, from Centre street to Jamaicaway, is about 
1,779 feet long. The contract for constructing the surface 
of this street was awarded to Jones & Meehan, May 20, 



70 City Document No. 40. 

1901. Work was begun July 24, 1901, and suspended 
December 2, 1901 ; the contractors not being able to complete 
their contract on account of the Metropolitan sewerage works 
at Centre street. It is a six (6) inch macadam roadway, 
with crushed stone sidewalks. The crushed stone, gutter 
blocks and edgestones were furnished by the city, and hauled 
to the site of the work by the contractors. The flagging for 
the crosswalks was furnished by the contractors. 

Shepton street^ from Dorchester avenue to Florida street, is 
about 1,057 feet long. The contract for constructing the 
surface of this street was awarded to James Doherty, April 
17, 1901. Work was begun April 23, 1901, and completed 
July 8, 1901. It is a six (6) inch macadam roadway. The 
crushed stone, gutter blocks and edgestones were furnished 
by the city, and hauled to the site of the work by the con- 
tractor. The flagging for crosswalks was furnished by the 
contractor. 

Shepton street^ artificial stone sidewalks. The contract for 
laying these walks was awarded to W. A. Murtfeldt Com- 
pany, May 10, 1901, and completed September 24, 1901. 

Spencer street, from Athelwold to Harvard street, is about 
336 feet long. The contract for constructing the surface of 
this street was awarded to the Dorchester Construction Com- 
pany, May 20, 1901. Work was begun June 20, 1901, and 
completed August 2, 1901. It is a six (6) inch macadam 
roadway. The crushed stone, gutter blocks and edgestones 
were furnished by the city, and hauled to the site of the 
work by thfe contractors. The flagging for crosswalks was 
furnished by the contractors. 

Storer street, from India square to Atlantic avenue, is about 
172 feet long. The contract for constructing the surface of 
this street was awarded to Jones & Meehan, July 30, 1901. 
Work under this contract was begun August 2, 1901, and 
completed August 23, 1901. It is a granite block pavement 
on concrete base. The granite blocks and granite flagging 
were furnished by the city, and were hauled by the contract- 
ors to the site of the work ; the bricks for sidewalks were 
furnished on the line of the work ; the crushed stone for the 
concrete was furnished by the contractors. 

Stratford street, from Anawan to Clement avenue, is about 
985 feet long. The contract for constructing the surface of 
this street was awarded to Philip Doherty, December 3, 1900, 
and completed June 1.3,1901. It is a six (6) inch macadam 
roadway with dish gutters, edgestones being set only at the 
street corners. The crushed stone, gutter blocks and straight 
edgestones were furnished by the city, and hauled by the 



Stbbet Department — Paving Division. 71 

contractor to the site of the work. The circular stones were 
delivered by the city on the line of the work. The flagging 
for the crosswalks was furnished by the contractor. 

Stratford street, sidewalks. The sidewalks on this street 
are ten (10) feet wide ; five (5) feet in width, being laid with 
artificial stone and the balance loam space, seeded and rolled. 
The contract for laying the artificial stone was awarded to 
W. L. Cahalan, June 21, 1900. Work was begun September 
12, 1900, and completed July 13, 1901. 

Templeton street, from Dorchester avenue to Adams street, 
is about 2,100 feet long. The contract for constructing the 
surface of this street was awarded to D. F. O'Connell 
August 23, 1901. Work was begun September 6, 1901, 
and completed November 13, 1901. It is a six (6) inch 
macadam roadway, with brick sidewalks. The crushed stone, 
gutter blocks and edgestones were furnished by the city, and 
were hauled to the site of the work by the contractor. The 
bricks were delivered on the street by the city. The flag- 
ging for crosswalks was furnished by the contractor. 

Tremont street, Brighton, from Washington street to the 
Newton line, is about 1,827 feet long. The contract for con- 
structing the surface of this street was awarded to William 
Scollans, November 6, 1900. Work was begun November 12, 

1900, and completed June 21, 1901. It is a six (6) inch 
macadam roadway with crushed stone sidewalks. The 
crushed stone, gutter blocks and edgestones were furnished 
by the city and were hauled to the site of the work by the 
contractor. The flagging for crosswalks was furnished by 
the contractor. 

Wainwright street, from Centre street to Welles avenue, is 
about 827 feet long. The contract for constructing the sur- 
face of this street was awarded to Philip Doherty July 10, 

1901. Work was begun July 15, 1901, and completed 
September 11, 1901. It is a six (6) inch macadam roadway 
with crushed stone sidewalks. The crushed stone, gutter 
blocks and edgestones were furnished by the city and were 
hauled to the site of the work by the contractor. The flag- 
ging for crosswalks was furnished by the contractor. 

Westbourne street, from Cornell to Beech streets, is about 
610 feet long. The contract for constructing the surface of 
this street was awarded to Thomas F. Welch April 17, 1901. 
Work was begun May 10, 1901, and completed July 30, 
1901. It is a 6-inch macadam roadway with crushed stone 
sidewalks. The crushed stone, gutter blocks and edgestones 
were furnished by the city, and were hauled to the site of 
the work by the contractor. The flagging for the crosswalks 
was furnished by the contractor. . 



72 City Document No. 40. 



Public Alleys. 



During the year twenty-four (24) public alleys were 
ordered constructed and nineteen (19) were completed. 

The sidewalks in many of the alleys were found defective, 
the bricks were loose and falling away, causing depressions 
which were accounted for by the yards being below the level 
of the sidewalks ; the old wooden bulkheads or earth embank- 
ments not being sufficient to retain the sidewalk foundation. 
To remedy this defect a system of concrete walls was 
designed to be built on the fence line under the sidewalks and 
to extend two (2) feet below the level of the yards. 

The work of constructing the alleys was in most cases 
done under two (2) contracts ; one for the preliminary work 
of building the concrete walls, setting edgestones, etc., and 
another for asphalting the surface of the roadway. In the 
alleys that were paved with granite blocks the preliminary 
work and surfacing was done under one contract, and the 
city furnished the paving blocks, edgestones, flagging and 
bricks. 

Public alley Jfl^, between Beacon and Marlborough 
streets, from Hereford street to Massachusetts avenue, is 
about 667 feet long. The contract for building the concrete 
walls, setting edgestones, laying brick sidewalks and excavat- 
ing the roadway, was awarded to Barnes, Ruffin Company, 
August 31, 1901. Work was begun September 23, 1901, 
and completed October 12, 1901. The contract for construct- 
ing the asphalt surface for the roadway was awarded to the 
Barber Asphalt Paving Company, August 29, 1901. Work 
was begmi October 12, 1901, and completed October 24, 1901. 

Public alley 4^5, between Beacon and Marlborough 
streets, from Gloucester to Hereford street, is about 398 
feet long. The contract for building the concrete walls, 
setting edgestones, laying brick sidewalks and excavating 
the, roadway, was awarded to Barnes, RufSn Company, 
August 31, 1901. Work was began September 10, 1901, and 
completed September 21, 1901. 

The contract for constructing the asphalt surface for the 
roadway was awarded to the Barber Asphalt Paving Com- 
pany, August 29, 1901. Work was began October 2, 1901, 
and completed October 12, 1901. 

Public alley 4-1^ ■> between Beacon and Marlborough 
streets, from Gloucester to Fairfield street, is about 524 feet 
long. The contract for building the concrete walls, setting 
edgestones, laying brick sidewalks and excavating the road- 
way was awarded to Barnes, Ruffin Company, August 31, 



Street Department — Paving Division. 73 

1901. Work was begun October 10, 1901, and completed 
October 31, 1901. 

The contract for constructing the asphalt surface for the 
roadway was awarded to the Barber Asphalt Paving Company, 
August 29, 1901. Work was begun November 1, 1901, and 
completed November 14, 1901. 

Public alley 4-^7^ between Beacon and Marlborough 
streets, from Exeter to Fairfield street, is about 624 feet long. 
The contract for building the concrete walls, setting edge- 
stones, laying brick sidewalks and excavating the roadway 
was awarded to Barnes, Ruffin Company, August 31, 1901. 
Work was begun October 29, 1901, and completed November 
18,1901. 

The contract for constructing the asphalt surface for the 
roadway was awarded to the Barber Asphalt Paving Com- 
pany, August 29, 1901. Work was begun November 19, 
1901, and completed November 29, 1901. 

Public alley /f21, between Beacon and Marlborough 
streets, from Arlington to Berkeley street, is about 630 feet 
long. The contract for building the concrete walls, and pav- 
ing and regulating the roadway was awarded to J. B. 
O'Rourke, August 24, 1901. Work was begun September 
4, 1901, and completed October 8, 1901. It is a granite 
block pavement on gravel base Vith Portland cement grout 
joints. The excavation was done by the contractor ; former 
pavement, granite blocks on gravel with gravel joints. 

Public alley 4^4-, between Commonwealth avenue and 
Marlborough, street, from Clarendon to Dartmouth street, is 
about 575 feet long. The contract for building the concrete 
walls, setting edgestones, laying brick sidewalks and excavat- 
ing the roadway was awarded to Barnes, Ruffin Company, 
August 31, 1901. Work was begun November 8, 1901, and 
suspended December 7, 1901. 

Public alley 4^6^ between Commonwealth avenue and 
Marlborough street, frgm Exeter to Fairfield street, is about 
624 feet long. J'he contract for building the concrete walls, 
setting edgestones, laying brick sidewalks and excavating the 
roadway was awarded to Thomas F. Welch, August 31, 
1901. Work was begun September 16, 1901, and completed 
October 3, 1901. 

The contract for constructing the asphalt surface for the 
roadway was awarded to the Barber Asphalt Paving Company, 
August 29, 1901. Work was begun October 7, 1901, and 
completed October 16, 1901. 

Public alley ^^7, between Commonwealth avenue and 
Marlborough street, from Fairfield to Gloucester street, is 



74 City Document No. 40. 

about 524 feet long. The contract for building the concrete 
walls, excavating the roadway and paving and regulating 
was awarded to J B. O'Rourke, August 24, 1901. Work 
was begun October 8, 1901, and completed November 2, 
1901. It is a granite block pavement on gravel base with 
Portland cement grout joints. Former pavement, granite 
blocks on gravel base. 

Public alley 4^8, between Commonwealth avenue and 
Marlborough street, from Gloucester to Hereford street, is 
about 395 feet long. The contract for building the concrete 
walls, setting edgestones, laying brick sidewalks and excavat- 
ing the roadway was awarded to Thomas F. Welch, August 
31, 1901. Work was begun September 24, 1901, and com- 
pleted October 12, 1901. The contract for constructing the 
asphalt surface for the roadway was awarded to the Barber 
Asphalt Paving Company, August 29, 1901. Work was 
begun October 18, 1901, and completed October 23, 1901. 

Public alley 4^9^ between Commonwealth avenue and 
Marlborough street, from Hereford street to Massachusetts 
avenue, is about 665 feet long. The contract for building 
the concrete walls, setting edgestones, laying brick sidewalks 
and excavating roadway was awarded to Thomas F. Welch, 
August 31, 1901. Work was begun October 10, 1901, and 
completed October 25, 1901. 

The contract for constructing the asphalt surface of the 
roadway was awarded to the Barber Asphalt Paving Com- 
pany, August 29, 1901. Work was begun October 26, 
1901, and completed November 13, 1901. The surface of 
this alley is asphalt, with the exception of the end near 
Massachusetts avenue, where granite blocks were used on 
account of a very sharp grade. 

Public alley 4^0, between Commonwealth avenue and 
Newbury street, from Hereford street to Massachusetts 
avenue, is about 665 feet long. The contract for building 
the concrete walls, excavating the roadway and paving and 
regulating was awarded to J. B. O'Rourke, August 24, 
1901. Work was begun October 17, 1901, and completed 
October 31, 1901. It is a granite block pavement on gravel 
base, with Portland cement grout joints. 

Public alley ^5c?, between Commonwealth avenue and 
Newbury street, from Fairfield to Exeter street, is about 622 
feet long. The contract for building the concrete walls, 
excavating the roadway and paving and regulating was 
awarded to J. B. O'Rourke, August 24, 1901. Work was 
begun September 30, 1901, and completed October 19, 1901. 
It is a granite block pavement on gravel base, with Portland 



Street Department — Paving Division. " 75 

cement grout joints. Former pavement, granite blocks on 
gravel base, with gravel joints. 

Public alley 434i between Commonwealth avenue and 
Newbury street, from Exeter to Dartmouth street, is 555 feet 
long. The contract for building the concrete walls, setting 
edgestones, laying brick sidewalks and excavating the road- 
way was awarded to Benjamin M. Cram, August 30, 1901. 
Work was begun October 1, 1901, and completed October 
17, 1901. 

The contract for constructing the asphalt surface for the 
roadway was awarded to the Boston Asphalt Company, 
August 29, 1901. Work was begun October 18, 1901, and 
completed October 29, 1901. 

Public alley If35^ between Commonwealth avenue and 
Newbury street, from Dartmouth to Clarendon street, is 575 
feet long. The contract for building the concrete walls, 
excavating the roadway and paving and regulating was 
awarded to J. B. O'Rourke, August 24,1901. Work was 
begun September 5, 1901, and completed October 16, 1901. 
It is a granite block pavement on gravel base with pitch 
joints. Former pavement, granite blocks on gravel base with 
pitch joints. 

Public alley Jfo6^ between Commonwealth avenue and 
Newbury street, from Clarendon to Berkeley street, is 580 
feet long. The contract for building the concrete walls, 
setting edgestones, laying brick sidewalks and excavating the 
roadway was awarded to Benjamin M. Cram, August 30, 
1901. Work was begun September 12, 1901, and completed 
September 21, 1901. 

The contract for constructing the asphalt surface for the 
roadway was awarded to the Boston Asphalt Company, 
August 29, 1901. Work was begun October 3, 1901, and 
completed October 19, 1901. 

Public alley 4-38^ between Newbury and Boylston streets, 
from Arlington to Berkeley street, is 631 feet long. The 
contract for building the ^concrete walls, setting edgestones, 
laying brick sidewalks and excavating the roadway was 
awarded to Benjamin M. Cram, August 30, 1901. Work 
was begun September 25, 1901, and completed October 10, 
1901. 

The contract for constructing the asphalt surface for the 
roadway was awarded to the Boston Asphalt Company, 
August 29, 1901. Work was begun October 15, 1901, and 
completed October 22, 1901. 

Public alley IfJ^O-, between Boylston and Newbury streets, 
from Dartmouth to Exeter street, is about 555 feet long. 



76 City Document No. 40. 

The contract for building the concrete walls, setting edge- 
stones, laying brick sidewalks and excavating the roadway 
was awarded to Benjamin M. Cram, August 30, 1901. 
Work was begun October 8, 1901, and completed October 
29, 1901. 

The contract for constructing the asphalt surface for the 
roadway was awarded to the Boston Asphalt Company, 
August 29, 1901. Work was begun October 24, 1901, and 
completed November 5, 1901. 

Public alley JfJf'B^ between Boylston and Newbury streets, 
from Fairfield to Gloucester street, is about 511 feet long. 
The contract for building the concrete walls, setting edge- 
stones, laying brick sidewalks and excavating the roadway 
was awarded to Benjamin M. Cram, August 30, 1901. 
Work was begun October 19, 1901, and completed November 
8, 1901. 

The contract for constructing the asphalt surface for the 
roadway was awarded to the Boston Asphalt Company, 
August 29, 1901. Work was begun November 8, 1901, and 
completed November 29, 1901. 

Public alley Jf^i between Boylston and Newbury streets, 
from Gloucester to Hereford street, is 395 feet long. The 
contract for building the concrete walls, and paving and 
regulating was awarded to J. B. O'Rourke, August 24, 1901. 
Work was begun October 12, 1901, and completed January 
16, 1902. It is a granite block pavement on gravel base 
with gravel joints. Former surface, gravel. 

Public alley 90S, between Massachusetts avenue and New- 
bury street, is 223 feet long. The contract for paving and 
regulating was awarded to E. S. Fogerty, July 10, 1901. 
Work was begun July 30, 1901, and completed August 17, 
1901. It is a granite block pavement on gravel base, with 
Portland cement grout joints. 

Public alley 706, from Newland street, northwesterly, is 
566 feet long. The contract for building the concrete walls 
and paving and regulating was awarded to Thomas F. Welch, 
November 19, 1901. Work was begun November 25, 1901, 
and suspended December 13, 1901. 

Yours respectfully, 

Joshua Atwood, 3d., 

Acting Deputy Superintendent, Paving Division. 



Street Department — Paving Division. 



77 



FINANCIAL STATEMENT. 

Regular Appropriation. 

Maintenance .... $846,000 00 

Amount collected for repairs made 
by Paving Division, and inspect- 
ors' services for different com- 
panies, etc. .... 1,776 59 

Transfers from various appropria- 
tions 83,572 93 



Expenditures from February 1,1901, to January 
31, 1902 



6931,349 52 
$931,349 52 



Special Appropriations, Paving and Street Improvements. 

Amount of balances, February 

1, 1901 . . . . . 1367,047 00 

Amount of appropriations 1901- 

1902, revenues and transfers . 1,017,205 6 



Amount of expenditures 



?1, 384, 252 80 
^, 384, 252 80 



Total Expenditures. 

Maintenance appropriation 
Special appropriations .... 
Laying-Out and Construction of Highways 
Laying-Out and Construction of Highways 

East Boston ..... 

Laying-Out and Construction of Highways 

Brighton ...... 

Laying-Out and Construction of Highways 

Dorchester ...... 

Laying-Out and Construction of Highways 

Roxbury and West Roxbury 
Laying-Out and Construction of Highways 

chapter 478, Acts of 1900 , . . 

Construction of highways, already laid out 
Blue Hill and Other Avenues 
Abolishment of grade crossings 
Carleton street . . . . . . 

*Harvard bridge ..... 

Maiden bridge ...... 



$931,349 52 

1,384,252 80 
10,815 63 

2,254 21 

1,226 35 

2,173 91 

1,263 99 

499,848 57 

15,830 49 

40,380 45 

6,960 51 

330 26 

112 00 

26,472 55 

$2,923,271 24 



' $112 paid out of appropriation for Cambridge and Boston bridges. 



78 City Document No. 40. 

Income. 

Statement showing the amount of IMlls deposited with the City 
Collector from February 1, 1901, on account of the Paving 
Division. 

Edgestone and sidewalk assessments . . . , $14,393 63 



The amount paid into the City Treasury during the year on 
account of the Paving Division was as follows : 

Sidewalk construction assessments (law of 1892), $6,561 57 

Edgestone and sidewalk assessments (law of 1893) , 5,568 17 

$12,129 74 



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City Document No. 40. 



SCHEDULE A. 

Salaries of Deputy Superindenclent and office em- 
ployees ..... 

Salaries of Permit Office employees 

Salaries of Inspectors 

Salaries of Engineers 

Smoke inspection 

Holidays 

Signs and numbers 

Furniture . 

Repairs to offices, stables, sheds, etc 

Repairing stable at yard on Child street. West Rox 
bury 

Printing and stationery 

Gas and electric lighting 

Messenger service 

Wharfage and rent 

Medical attendance on injured employees 

Fuel and oil 

Taxes 

Advertising 

Sundries 

Boiler insurance 

Execution of court 

Moving fire-alarm box 

Badges 

Flags 

Expenses of yards and stables, including 
repairs to carts, harnesses, stables 
and care of horses, etc. . . $152,418 81 

Less amount earned by division teams, 83,513 54 



Tools, cost of keeping same in repair, etc. 

Veterinary services 

Telephones .... 

Artificial stone sidewalks 

Street cleaning, suburban districts 

Edgestones and sidewalks, new 

Building new fences, etc. 

Crossing repairs . 

Crossings, new .... 

Subway, Traverse street 

Engineering supphes . 

Columbia road crusher, construction 

Hecht's wharf, repairing of . 

Stone-crushers .... 



$14,542 


41 


8,619 


12 


19,509 


41 


16,135 


71 


3,370 


52 


33,812 


16 


7,057 


23 


67 


80 


2,259 


24 


2,712 


91 


6,880 


22 


531 


72 


49 


80 


16,312 


53 


901 


35 


3,468 


75 


333 


33 


191 


73 


1,560 


02 


418 


40 


327 


38 


232 


40 


57 


50 


30 


60 



68,905 27 

14,186 62 

1,808 85 

1,582 21 

5,220 65 

39,703 48 

21,400 24 

518 67 

7,401 47 

4,560 98 

1,610 47 

1,353 86 

34,209 31 

2,417 59 

28,727 35 



Carried forward 



172,989 26 



Street Department — Paving Division. 



81 



Brought forward ..... 

Less amount earned by steam-rollers, $1,936 55 
Less decrease in stock . . . 26,685 89 



SCHEDULE B. 



$372,989 26 



28,622 44 
$344,366^82 



The following schedule shows the expenditures from the main- 


tenance appropriation of this division, in excess of 


special appro- 


priations : 




Street Improvements : 




Allen street . . . . • . 


$2,027 93 


Arch street ...... 


4,969 19 


Avon street . . . . . . 


3,759 80 


Bay State road . . . . 


7,359 75 


Beacon street, Massachusetts avenue to Raleigl 


1 


street . . . . . . 


7,887 63 


Bennett street ....... 


1,739 84 


Boston street . . 


2,900 77 


Bowdoin street ..... 


5,318 04 


Boylston street, West Eoxbury . 


2,619 81 


Boylston street, Tremont to Arlington street 


6,118 71 


Canton street ...... 


8,570 98 


Centre street ...... 


2,094 82 


Chauncy street . . 


1,068 10 


Chelsea street ...... 


2,043 52 


Chestnut Hill avenue .... 


2,912 87 


Commercial street. Fleet to Chnton street . 


3,026 29 


Condor street . . . . . . . 


6,835 69 


Copley square ...... 


5,797 99 


Dartmouth street ...... 


615 52 


Faneuil Hall square ... 


8,283 55 


G-ardner street . . . . . . 


1,968 02 


G-reen street ...... 


3,500 55 


Harvard street ..... 


5,155 99 


Heath street ...... 


2,882 67 


Lawrence street, Charlestown . 


638 06 


Lincoln street ..... 


2,217 59 


Marlborough street . ' . 


4,146 14 


Maverick sti'eet ..... 


2,916 23 


Miller street 


181 35 


Morton street ..... 


793 65 


Neponset avenue ..... 


10,433 27 


Newbury street, Massachusetts avenue to Charles 




gate east ...... 


1,659 90 


New Heath street . . . . 


1,225 73 


Salem street ...... 


4,489 17 


Savin Hill avenue . . . . 


2,095 75 


Carried forward . • • • 


$130,254 87 



82 



City Document No. 40. 



Brought forward 
Sparhawk street 
Temple street 
Tremont street, Castle to Dover street 
Tudor street 
Tyler street 
Union street 
Washington street 
Washington street, West Roxbury 
Wayne street . 
Westville street 
Worcester square 



$130,254 


87 


1,547 


77 


2,162 


98 


9,099 


21 


1,869 


95 


4,499 


98 


2,274 


07 


4,774 


38 


3,976 


58 


1,380 


63 


1,399 


33 



3,887 41 
$167,127 16 



SCHEDULE C. 

New Work. — Paid from Maintenance. 

Parker street, Euggles to Ward street, regulated. 
Teaming and materials furnished by the city . 
Amount paid to A. A. Libby & Co., paving . 



$715 60 
1,459 91 

52,175 51 



DETAIL OF EXPENDITURES UNDER SPECIAL 
APPROPRIATIONS. 

Abolishment of grade crossings, included in cost for Congress 
street. Milk street to Exchange place. (Post Office square.) 

Arlington street, Beacon to Boylston street, asphalted and 

regulated. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $6,625 69 
Amount paid to Barber Asphalt Paving Company, 

asphalting . • 24,387 23 

Amount paid to E. S. Fogerty, pacing ... . 219 05 



Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Arhngton street . . . . $31,000 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements . . . 231 97 



11,231 97 



11,231 97 



Athens street, C toD street, asphalted and regulated 

Labor and materials furnished by the city . . $563 28 

Amount paid to Jones & Meehan, asphalting . 2,798 50 

Amount paid to Jones & Meehan, pa^^ng . . 400 81 



;,762 59 



Street Department — Paving Division. 



83 



Atlantic avenue, Oliver to Commercial street, repaved with 
large grauite blocks on a concrete base, witli cement grout 
joints, and regulated (unfinished work from 1900). 

Labor, teaining and materials furnished by the city, $56,049 36 

Amount paid to W. J. Delano, masonry . . 350 00 

Amount paid to Jones & Meehan, paving . . 815 48 

Amount paid to E. M. Chapman, carpentering . 1,995 00 

Amount paid to Dennis Kiley, paving . . . 10,985 34 

Amount paid to D. F. O'Connell, pa^dng . . 14,580 78 



Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Atlantic avenue . . . . $38,962 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements, Ward 6 . . 10,350 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements, Ward 7 . . 10,441 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements . . .25,020 



82 



90 



36 



,775 96 



c,775 96 



Beacon street, Arlington to Dartmouth street, asphalted and 
regulated. (Unfinished work from 1900.) 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city. 



Amount paid to E. S. Fogerty, paving 
Amount paid to H. Gore & Co., paving- 
Amount paid to Boston Asphalt Company, as- 
phalting ....... 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Beacon street .... $15,337 66 

Amount paid out of appropriation 

for Street Improvements . . 3,331 75 



$4,226 65 
89 36 
414 15 

13,939 25 



818,669 41 



$18,669 41 



Beacon street, Massachusetts avenue to Raleigh street paved 
with wooden blocks on a concrete base and regulated. 



Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city. 
Amount paid to A. A. Libby & Co., paving 
Amount paid to New England Structural Com 

pany, beams and tie-rods .... 
Amount paid to W. A. Murtfeldt Company, build 

ing bridge over Fens .... 

Amount paid to United States Wood Preserving 

Company, paving with wooden blocks 

Carried forward . . . . 



$8,997 89 
548 11 

879 41 

2,224 50 

27,225 13 



),875 04 



* $13,083.26 paid by Boston Elevated Railway Company; $11,541.65 charged to 
Union Freight Railroad Company, but not paid. 



84 City Document No. 40. 

Brought for^oard $39,875 04 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Beacon street . . . .$12,649 91 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements . . . 19,337 50 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Paving Division . . . . 7,887 63 

_ * $39,875 04 



Bowen street, C to E street, asphalted and regulated. 
Labor and materials furnished by the city . . $658 92 

Amount paid to Jones & Meehan, asphalting . 4,826 25 

Amount paid to Jones & Meehan, paving . . 991 71 



),476 88 



Boylston street, Arlington to Berkeley street, asphalted and 

regulated (unfinished work from 1900). 
Labor furnished by the city . . . . . $5 25 
Amount paid to H. Gore & Co., paving . . 413 90 
Amount paid to Boston Asphalt Company, asphalt- 
ing . 3,246 43 

t $3,665 58 



Boylston street, Tremont to Arlington street, roadway 
asphalted (wooden blocks laid on concrete base, between 
Boylston place and Charles street,), sidewalks widened and 
regulated. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $7,569 87 
Amount paid to A. A. Libby & Co., paving . . 310 29 

Amount paid to Simpson Bros. Corporation, arti- 
ficial stone sidewalks ..... 546 60 
Amount paid to E. S. Fogerty, paving . . 1,123 84 
Amount paid to United States Wood Preser\ing 

Company, laying wooden blocks . . . 7,186 13 

Amount paid to Barber Asphalt Paving Company, 

asphalting 20,312 50 



Amount paid out of appropriation for $37,049 23 

Boylston street . . , . . $29,306 00 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Paving Division . . . . 6,118 71 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements . . . 1,624 52 

X $37,049 23 

* $4,706.35 paid by Boston Elevated Railway Company. 
t $3,741.75 paid by Boston Elevated Railway Company. 
X $3,947.12 paid by Boston Elevated Railway Company. 



Street Department — Paving Division. 85 

Buildings, Chelsea street. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, 
erecting new buildings on Glendon wharf, East 
Eagle street (unfinished work from 1900) , $2,391 92 

Carleton street, Yarmouth street to Massachusetts avenue 
(unfinished). Chapter 139, Acts 1900. 

Labor and materials furnished by the city . . $330 26 

Commercial street, Fleet to Clinton street, repaved with large 
granite blocks on a concrete base, with cement grout joints and 
regulated . 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $15,994 11 
Amount paid to John Turner & Co., paving . . 17,286 43 



Amount paid out of appropriation for $33,280 54 

Commercial street. Fleet to Clinton 

street $30,207 62 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Paving Division . . . . 3,026 29 
Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements . . . 46 63 



!,280 54 



Commercial street, Prince street across Eastern avenue, re- 
paved with large granite blocks on a concrete base, with cement 
grout joints and regulated. 

Labor, teaming and matex-ials furnished by the city, $18,554 94 
Amount paid to H. Gore & Co., paving . . . 19,765 62 

Amount paid to A. A. Libby & Co., paving . . 13,921 18 



},241 74 



Amount paid out of appropriation for 
Commercial street. Prince street, 
across Eastern avenue . . $47,029 95 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements ° . . . 5,211 79 

* $52,241 74 

Congress street, Milk street to Atlantic avenue, repaved with 
large granite blocks on a concrete base, with cement grout 
joints and regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $11,044 95 
Amount paid to A. A. Libby & Co., paving . 14,985 75 



$26,030 70 



* $11,206.15 paid by Boston Elevated Railway Company; $10,238.39 charged to the 
Union Freight Railroad Company, but not paid. 



86 City Document No. 40. 

Congress street, Milk street to Exchange place, repaved with 

large granite blocks on a concrete base, with cement grout 

joints and regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $11,498 64 

Amount paid to A. A. Libby & Co., paving . 12,587 78 



$24,086 42 



Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Congress street. Milk to Water street, $17,125 91 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Abohshment of Grade Crossings . 6,960 51 

^ $24,086 42 

Copley square, streets bounding, asphalted and regulated. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $8,293 87 
Amount paid to E. S. Fogerty, paving ; . . 1,077 02 

Amount paid to Barber Asphalt Paving Company, 

asphalting 38,653 25 



Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Copley square .... $42,086 15 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Paving Di^dsion . . . . 5,797 99 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements . . . 140 00 



i,024 14 



t $48,024 14 



Dock and Adams squares, repaved with large granite blocks 

on a concrete base, with pitch joints and regulated. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $16,541 64 
Amount paid to D. F. O'Conuell, pa^dng . . 8,622 18 



Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Dock and Adams squares . .$18,377 21 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements . . . 6,786 61 



$25,163 82 



),163 82 



East First street, L to P street, paved with granite blocks on a 

gravel base, with gravel joints and regulated. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $19,054 78 
Amount paid to J. B. O'Rovu-ke, paving . . 10,537 51 



1,592 29 



* $1,689.31 paid by Boston Elevated Kailway Company. 
ti6,fi99.'25 paid by Boston Elevated Railway Company. 
} $2,045.45 paid by Boston Elevated Railveay Company. 



Street Department — Paving Division. 87 

Faneuil Hall square, around Faneuil Hall, repaved with large 

granite blocks on a concrete base, with cement grout joints and, 

regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $10,126 88 

Amount paid to D. F. O'Connell, pa^ang . . 4,556 46 



$14,683 34 
Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Faneuil Hall square . . . $4,300 00 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Paving Division . . . . 8,283 55 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements . . . 2,099 79 

$14,683 34 

Franklin street, Washington to Oliver street, repaved with 

large granite blocks on a concrete base, with cement grout 

joints and regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, 813,508 17 

Amount paid to James Doherty, paving . . 16,624 99 



Amount paid out of appropriation for $30,133 16 
Franklin street, Washington to Con- 
gress street $20,847 58 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements . . . 9,285 58 

* $30,133 16 

Freeport street, Ward 24, retaining wall (unfinished work 

from 1900). 
Amount paid to Collins & Ham, building retaining 

wall $630 90 

Amount paid to George T. McLauthlin & Co., 

erectino; fence . . . . . . 189 00 



Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Freeport-street retainin'g wall . . $776 28 

Amount paid out of appropriaton for 

Street Improvements . . . 43 67 



il9 95, 



il9 95 



Gold street, B to D street, asphalted and regulated. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the 

city $802 14 

Amount paid to Jones & Meehan, asphalting, 4,888 00 

Amount paid to Jones & Meehan, paving . . 1,022 10 



;,712 24 



•= $2,147.58 paid by Boston Elevated Railway Company. 



88 City Document No. 40. 

Harrison avenue, Asylum to Davis street, asphalted and 
regulated. 

Labor, teaming and material furnished by the city, $1,166 90 

Amount paid to Frank Bachelder, paving . . 423 15 
Amount paid to Barber Asphalt Paving Company, 

asphalting ....... 1,049 75 



* $2,639 80 



Harvard bridge. 

Labor . tSll2 00 

High street, Broad to Summer street, repaved with large gran- 
ite blocks, on a concrete base, with cement grout joints, and 
regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $20,212 52 
Amount paid to Simpson Bros. Corporation, arti- 
ficial stone patching . . . . . . 373 65 

Amount paid to Frank Bachelder, paving . . 24,359 42 



I $44,945 59 



India street. Milk street to India square, asphalted and regu- 
ated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $3,231 71 
Amount paid to Boston Asphalt Company, asphalt- 
ing 6,977 75 

Amount paid to H. Gore & Co., paving . . 894 84 



$11,104 30 



Amount paid out of appropriation for 

India street $9,745 34 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements . . . 1,358 96 



$ 11,104 30 

rialden bridge. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $2,640 38 

Amount paid to P. Brennan & Co., paving . . 431 91 
Amount paid to W. L. Miller, filling and slope 

paving 23,400 26 



,472 55 



* $449.63 paid by Boston Elevated Railway Company. 

t Paid out of appropriation for Cambridge and Boston bridges. 

t $982.39 paid by Boston Elevated Railway Company. 



Street Department — Paving Division. 89 

riassachusetts avenue, Beacon street, across Huntington 
avenue, asphalted and regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $20,057 91 

Amount paid to H. Gore & Co., paving . . 1,382 71 

Amount paid to H. Gore & Co., paving, track area, 18,064 15 

Amount paid to Boston Asphalt Company . . 39,503 75 

* 79,008 52 

flilk street, Pearl to Oliver street, repaved with large granite 
blocks on a concrete base, with cement grout joints and regu- 
lated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $2,689 89 
Amount paid to H. Gore & Co., paving . . 2,410 11 

$5,100 00 

flilk street, Washington to Congress street, repaved with 
large granite blocks on a concrete base, with cement grout 
joints and regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $4,901 11 
Amount paid to H. Gore & Co., paving . . . 6,837 69 



Amount paid out of appropriation for 
Milk street, Washington to Congress 
street $11,357 46 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements . . . 381 34 



.1,738 80 



t$ll,738 80 



Neponset avenue, Adams to Minot street, paved with large 
granite blocks on a gravel base, with gravel joints on the east- 
erly side, macadamized on the westerly, and regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $42,711 88 
Amount paid to D. F. O'Connell, paving . . 3,864 95 



Amount paid out of appropriation for 
Neponset avenue, Adams to Minot 
street $25,128 01 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements . . . 11,015 55 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Paving Division . . . . 10,433 27 



),576 83 



;,576 83 



* $8,877.87 paid by Boston Elevated RaUway Company. 
t $1,048.95 paid by Boston Elevated Railway Company. 



90 City Document No. 40. 

Pearl street, Atlantic avenue to Milk street, repaved with large 
granite blocks on a concrete base with cement grout joints and 
regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $9,328 12 
Amount paid to H. Gore & Co., paving . . 11,057 81 



$20,385 93 
Amount paid out of appropriation for 
Pearl street, Atlantic avenue to Milk 

street $16,700 00 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements . . . 3,685 93 

$20,385 93 

Silver street, B to D street, asphalted and regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $816 64 

Amount paid to Jones & Meehan, paving . . 707 50 

Amount paid to Jones & Meehan, asphalting . 5,621 75 



Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Silver street, B to C street . . $4,293 11 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements . . . 2,852 78 



',145 89 



^145 89 



Summer street, Washington to Federal street (unfinished work 
from 1900) . 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $243 14 

Amount paid to J. B. O'Rourke, paving . . 3,392 57 



i,635 71 



Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Summer street . . . . $2,765 42 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements, Ward 7 . 870 29 



13,635 71 

Temple place, Washington to Tremont street (unfinished work 
from 1900). 

Amount paid to Simpson Bros. Corpor- 
ation, artificial stone walks . . $35 00 

Amount paid to United States Paving 

Company, asphalting . . . 698 48 

$733 48 

* $5,916. 58 paid by Boston EleTated Kail way Company. 



Street Department — Paving Division. 91 

Tremont street, Boylston to Court street (unfinished work from 
1900). 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, S189 24 

Amount paid to Simpson Bros. Corporation, arti- 
ficial stone walks . . . . . . 249 13 



Tudor street, C to D street, asphalted and regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, 
Amount paid to Jones and Meehan, paving . 
Amount paid to Jones and Meehan, asphalting 



Union street, Dock square to Haymarket square, repaved with 
large granite blocks on a concrete base with cement grout 
joints and regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $13,755 21 
Amount paid to D. F. O'Connell, paving . . 6,918 86 



$438 


37 


$410 

485 

2,390 


08 
10 
05 


$3,285 


23 



Amount paid out of appropriation for 
Union street. Dock square to Hay- 
market square . . . $18,400 00 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Paving Division . . . . 2,274 07 



$20,674 07 



$20,674 07 



STREET IMPROVEMENTS. — WARD 1. 

Chelsea street, Saratoga street to Chelsea bridge, macadamized 
and regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $10,283 48 
Amount paid to Charles L. Ward, paving . . 1,726 93 



Amount paid out of, appropriation for 

Street Improvements, Ward 1 . . $1,899 23 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements, Ward 2 . . 370 25 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements . . . 7,697 41 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Paving Division .... 2,043 52 



$12,010 41 



$12,010 41 



92 City Document No. 40. 

Condor street, Meridian to Brooks street, paved with large 
granite blocks on a gravel base, with gravel joints and regu- 
lated. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished b;f the city, $10,413 04 
Amount paid to John Turner & Co., paving . . 1,290 09 



Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements, Ward 1 . . $o3 00 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Paving Division .... 6,335 69 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements . . . 4,814 44 



.1,703 13 



m,703 13 

Ford street, Boardman to Breed street, regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $149 50 

Marion street, Saratoga to Bennington street (unfinished work 

from 1900). 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $766 54 

Amount paid to Charles L. Ward, paving . . 105 17 



;71 71 



Meridian street, Trenton to Eutaw street (unfinished work 
from 1900). 

Amount paid to Jones & Meehan, paving . . $436 39 

Princeton street, at Marion street (unfinished work from 1900) . 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $157 02 

Saratoga street, at Marion street (unfinished work from 1900) . 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $427 60 

STREET IMPROVEMENTS.— WARD 2. 

Border street, at North Ferry, repaired and regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $553 86 

Amount paid to C. L. Ward, paving . . . 74 30 



$628 16 



Bremen street, Maverick to Porter street, macadamized and 

regulated. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $3,346 53 
Amount paid to J. E. Donovan, paving . . 677 28 

$4,023 81 



Street Department — Paving Division. 93 

Gove street, Havre to Bremen street, macadamized and reg- 
ulated . 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $3,282 01 
Amount paid to C. L. Ward, paving . . . 1,022 36 



Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements, Ward 2 , . $1,921 65 

Amount paid out of appi'opriation for 

Street Improvements . . . 2,382 72 



:,304 37 



.,304 37 



London street, Marion to Maverick street, macadamized and 
regulated. ' 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $6,082 73 
Amount paid to C. L. Ward, paving . . . 1,789 14 



7,871 87 



flaverick street, Cottage street to Boston & Albany Railroad, 

macadamized and regulated. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $9,753 85 
Amount paid to C. L. Ward, paving . . . 1,105 05 



Amount paid out of appropriation for 
Street Improvements, Ward 2 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 
Street Improvements 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 
Paving Division 



$10,858 90 
$216 61 

7,726 06 

2,916 23 

$10,858 90 



rieridian street, at Marion street (unfinished work from 1900). 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $157 25 

Amount paid to C. L. Ward, paving . . . 252 21 



$409 46 



Paris street, Putnam to Brooks street (unfinished work from 

1900). ^ 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $774 04 

STREET IMPROVEMENTS.— WARD 3. 

Bartlett street, Concord to Pearl street, macadamized and reg- 
ulated. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $2,259 15 
Amount paid to John Turner «fe Co., paving . . 496 81 

$2,755 96 



94 City Document No. 40. 

Bartlett, Summer, School and Pearl streets, laying side- 
walks around Warren School. 

Labor, teaming and materials, fm'nished by the city, $162 00 

Amount paid to John Turner & Co., paving . . 562 07 



$724 07 



$610 


32 


$856 
358 


79 
33 


$1,215 


12 



Cedar street, Bartlett to High street, macadamized and regu- 
lated. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $280 40 

Amount paid to P. Brennan & Co., paving . . 329 92 



Cross street, Bartlett to High street. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, 

Amount paid to P. Brennan & Co., paving . 



Laurel street. Cedar street to Monument square, macadamized 

and regulated. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $196 20 

Amount paid to P. Brennan & Co., paving . . 114 46 



rionument street. 

Labor ........ 

rit. Vernon street (unfinished work from 1900). 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, 

STREET IMPROVEMENTS.— WARD 4. 

Essex street (work not started) . 

Labor . $10 68 

Gardner street, Sever to Main street, repaved and regulated. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $220 80 

Amount paid to Boston Contracting Company, 

paving 112 77 



$310 


66 


$32 


20 


$717 


38 



$333 57 



Haverhill street, from Main street, macadamized and regulated. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $1,003 30 
Amount paid to P. Brennan & Co., paving . . 216 43 

$1,219 73 



Street Department — Paving Division. 95 

Hill street, Cook to Sackville street, macadamized and regulated. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $391 40 

Amount paid to Boston Contracting Company, 

pa^dng ........ 97 27 



$488 67 
Kingston street, from Sever street. 

Labor $69 76 



Sever street, Cambridge to Haverhill street, macadamized and 

regulated. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $1,157 65 
Amount paid to Boston Contracting Company, 

paving 439 90 



$1,597 55 

Walnut street, Bunker Hill to Medford street, macadamized 

and regulated. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $1,735 57 
Amount paid to J. Turner & Co., paving . . 326 15 



$2,061 72 

STREET IMPROVEMENTS.— WARD 5. 

Benedict street, Lawrence street to Rutherford avenue, resur- 
faced and regulated. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $239 74 

Amount paid to P. Brennan & Co., paving . . 489 90 



$729 64 



Devens street, Rutherford avenue to Main street, resurfaced 
and regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $1,074 41 

Amount paid to J. Turner & Co., paving . . 197 08 



$1,271 49 



- Green street. High to Main street, widened, macadamized and 
regulated. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $2,044 54 
Amount paid to P. Brennan & Co., f)aving . . 294 12 



Amount paid out of appropriation for $2,338 66 

Street Improvements, Ward 5 . $1,289 08 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements . ■ . . 1,049 58 

$2,338 66 



96 City DoctJMEisrT No. 40. 

Lawrence street, Austin to Miller street (asphalted between 
MiUer street and Lawrence avenue) , paved with granite blocks 
on a gravel base, with gravel joints and regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, 

Amount paid to P. Brennan & Co., paving . 

Amount paid to Jones & Meehan, paving 

Amount paid to Jones & Meehan, asphalting 

Amount paid out of appropriation for $6,942 71 

Street Lnprovements, Ward 5 . . $5,453 01 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements . . . 851 64 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Paving Division .... 638 06 

86,942 71 



$1,274 


55 


712 


57 


701 


84 


4,253 


75 



fliller street, Main to Lawrence street, asphalted and regulated. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $249 80 

Amount paid to Jones & Meehan, paving . . 209 72 

Amount paid to Jones & Meehan, asphalting . 1,209 00 

Amount paid to P. Brennan & Co., paving . . 154 41 



Amount paid out of appropriation for $1,822 93 

Street Improvements, Ward 5 . $394 86 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements . . . 1,246 72 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Paving Division . . . . 181 35 

$1,822 93 



rionument avenue, Monument square to Main street, macadam- 
ized and regulated. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $3,115 57 
Amount paid to P. Brennan & Co., paving . . 531 95 



$3,647 52 



Phipps street. 

Labor $40 62 



Pleasant street. Main street to Monument square (unfinished 

work from 1900). 
Labor and teaming furnished by the city . . $104 50 

Prescott street, Washington to Harvard street, macadamized 

and regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $1,998 97 

Amount paid to J. Turner & Co., paving . . 187 34 

. $2,186 31 



Street Department — Paving Division. 97 

Warren street, Wiuthrop to Soley street, asphalted and regu- 
lated. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $58 50 

Amount paid to Boston Asphalt Company, asphalt- 
ing . . ...... 978 77 



,037 27 



STREET IMPROVEMENTS.— WARD 6. 

Central street, Broad to India street (unfinished work from 

1900). 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $138 90 

Amount paid to James Doherty & Co., paving . 182 05 



Amount paid out of appropriation for $320 95 

Street Improvements, Ward 6 . $138 90 

Amount paid out of apiDropriation for 

Street Improvements, Ward 7 . . 182 05 

$320 95 



Haverhill street. Traverse to Causeway street, repaved. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, 
Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements, Ward 6 . . $217 40 

Amount paid out of aj^propriations for 

Street Improvements, Ward 8 . 88 80 

Amount paid out of appropi'iation for 

Street Improvements . . . 82 58 

$388 78 



riercantile street, Clinton to South Market street, repaved with 

granite blocks on a gravel base with cement grout joints, and 

regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $610 68 

Amount paid to Dennis Kiley, paving . . . 834 61 



Amount paid out of appropriation for $1,445 29 

Street Improvements, Ward 6 . . $1,220 07 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Im^Drovements . . . 225 22 

$1,445 29 

Prince street (unfinished work from 1900). 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $118 80 

Amount paid to Jones & Meehan, paving . . 277 00 

$395 80 



* $193.35 paid by Boston Elevated Railway Company. 



98 ■ ■ City Document No. 40. 

South Market street, Commercial street to Merchants row, 

repaved on a gravel base, with gravel joints. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $452 70 

Amount paid to Jones & Meehan, paving . . 1,022 40 



61,475 10 



Sudbury square, repaved and regulated. -~ 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $572 49 

Amount paid to Dennis Kiley, paving , . . 179 83 



Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements, Ward 6 . . $266 50 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements, Ward 8 . . 485 82 



$752 32 



$752 32 



STREET IMPROVEMENTS. — WARD 7. 

Congress street, Gilbert place to the bridge, repaved on a 

gravel base, with gravel joints. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $646 18 

Amount paid to S. J. Cowin & Co., paving . . 983 21 



$1,629 39 
Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements, Ward 7 . . $457 87 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements . . . 1,171 52 

$1,629 39 

Kneeland street, Atlantic avenue to Albany street, repaved 

and regulated (unfinished work from 1900). 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $698 56 

Amount paid to J. Doherty & Co., paving . . 1,274 83 



,973 39 



Oak street, Albany street to Harrison avenue, repaved with 

pitch joints and regulated. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $1,833 35 
Amount paid to F. Bachelder, paving . . . 1,567 08 



Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements, Ward 7 . . $3,343 23 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements . . . 57 20 



!,400 43 



!,400 43 



Street Department — Paving Division^. 99 

Oliver street (unfinished work from 1900). 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $610 56 

Amount paid to J. Doherty, paving . . . 691 41 



$1,301 97 



STREET IMPROVEMENTS. —WARD 8. 

Green street, Bowdoiu square to Chambers street, repaved with 
large granite blocks on a concrete base, with cement grout 
joints, and regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $6,676 28 
Amount paid to S. D. Payson, paving . . . 6,602 81 



$13,279 09 



Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements, Ward 8 . . $7,600 61 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements . . . 2,177 93 

Amount paid out of appropriation for . 

Pacing Division .... 3,500 55 

* $13,279 09 

North Russell street, Cambridge to Parkman street, repaved 
and regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $915 60 

Amount paid to Dennis Kiley, paving . . . 758 91 



,674 51 



Portland street, Hanover to Causeway street, repaved with 
large granite blocks on a concrete base, with cement grout 
joints, and regulated (■work unfinished). 

L«,bor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $8,641 60 
Amount paid to Dennis Kiley, paving . . . 7,235 69 



$15,877 29 
Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements, Ward 8. . $8,77256 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements . . . 7,104 73 

$15,877 29 

* $1,324.27 paid by Boston Elevated Railway Company. 



100 City DocuMEisrT No. 40. 



STREET IMPROVEMENTS. — WARD 9. 

Washington street, Dover to Northampton street, repaved 
with cement grout joints and regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $11,645 52 

Amount paid to F. Bachelder, paving . . . 6,349 48 

Amount paid to Jones & Meehan, paving . . 7,901 49 

Amount paid to J. B. O'Rourke, paving . . 8,456 86 

Amount paid to A. A. Libby & Co., paving . . 10,307 68 



$44,661 03 
Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements, Ward 9. .$10,647 15 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements . . . 34,013 88 

* $44,661 03 



STREET IMPROVEMENTS. — WARD 13. 

B street, West Fourth to Silver street, repaved and regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $532 05 

Amount paid to J. O'Donnell, paving . . . 224 48 



1756 53 



Bolton street. Second to C street, macadamized and regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $1,021 61 
Amount paid to R. McDonough, paving . . 708 45- 



$1,730 06 

Broadway, Dorchester avenue towards Foundry street (unfin- 
ished work from 1900). 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $138 44 

Amount paid to Barnes, Ruffin Company, paving . 183 68- 



$322 12 



Congress street, at Pittsburgh street, repaved and regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $489 28 

Amount paid to H. Gore & Co., paving . . 350 88 



$840 16 



* $897.65 paid by New England Telephone and Telegraph Company; $841.75 paid 
hy Boston Electric Light Company. 



Street Department — Paving Division. 101 

Dorchester avenue (unfinished work fi-om 1900). 

Teaming $16 00 

Amount paid to Barnes, Ruffin Company, paving . 200 00 



$216 00 



West Eighth street, D to E street, macadamized and regu- 
lated. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $1,317 65 
Amount paid to J. O'Donnell, paving . . . 487 38 



.,805 03 



West Fifth street, C to D street, macadamized and regulated. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $1,135 62 
Amount paid to J. O'Donnell, paving . . . 611 83 



;i,747 45 



West First street, A street to Eailroad crossing (work not 

started) . 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $2,013 07 

West Ninth street, D to E street, macadamized and regulated. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $866 25 

Amount paid to J. O'Donnell, paving . . . 847 17 



,713 42 



West Third street, A to B street, macadamized and regulated. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $1,036 57 
Amount paid to R. McDouough, paving . . 499 96 



,536 53 



STREET IMPROVEMENTS. — WARD 14. 

East Fourth street, N to P street (unfinished work from 

1900). 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $126 30 

East Third street, N to O street, macadamized and regulated 

(unfinished work from 1900). 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $1,193 02 
Amount paid to R. McDonough, paving . . 556 47 



Carried forward . . ' . . • . . $1,749 49 



102 City Document No. 40. 

JBt ought forward . . . ... Si, 749 49 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements, Ward 14 . $455 37 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements . . . 1,294 12 

$1,749 49 



r\ street, East Broadway to East Eighth street (unfinished 

work from 1900). 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $1,002 98 

N street, East Broadway to East Fifth street (unfinished work 

from 1900). 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, 
Amount paid to B. M. Cram, paving 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements, Ward 14 
Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements 



y the city. 


$2,564 57 
793 90 


$931 16 
2,427 31 


$3,358 47 
$3,358 47 


. 


— WARD 


15. 



STREET IMPROVEMENTS. 

Bo wen street, F to Dorchester street, regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $453 10 

Amount paid to J. O'Donnell, paving . . . 306 56 



$759 66 



Dexter street, Dorchester avenue to Ellery street, macadam- 
ized and regulated. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $730 57 

Amount paid to J. O'Donnell, paving . . . 269 59 



$1,000 16 



East Ninth street, Dorchester to Mercer street, macadamized 

and regulated. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $2,309 19 
Amount paid to J. O'Donnell, paving . . 687 11 



Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements, Ward 15 . $1,661 73 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements . . . 1,334 57 



$2,996 30 



^2,996 30 



^ ' Street Department — Paving Division. 103 

East Sixth street, G to H street (unfinished work from 1900). 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $1,355 21 

F street, West Sixth to West Eighth street, resurfaced. 
Teaming furnished by the city .... $23 GO 

Amount paid to J. O'Donnell, paving . . . 203 21 



S226 21 



Q street, Seventh street to Thomas park, macadamized and 

regulated. 
•Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $642 39 

Amount paid to J. O'Donnell, paving . . . 235 01 



Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements, Ward 15 . $209 75 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements . . . 667 65 



;77 40 



^77 40 



Mercer street. East Eighth to Newman street, macadamized 

and regulated. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $962 05 

Amount paid to J. O'Donnell, paving . . . 541 74 



Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements, Ward 15 . $590 87 

Amount- paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements . . . 912 92 



$1,503 79 



$1,503 79 



Thomas Park, macadamized and regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $1,678 15 

Amount paid to J. O'Donnell, paving . . . 2,188 47 



A , -T . . - • ,. . $3,866 62 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements, Ward 15 . $1,357 63 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements . . . 2,508 99 

$3,866 62 

West Sixth street, E to Dorchester street, macadamized 

and regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $1,576 66 

Amount paid to J. O'Donnell, paving . . . 630 56 



Carried forward . . • . . . . $2,207 22 



104 City Document No. 40. 

Brought forward $2,20722 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements, Ward 15 . $1,209 21 
Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements . . . 998 01 

$2,207 22 

STREET IMPROVEMENTS. — WARD 20. 

Blue Hill avenue, Intervale street to Lawrence avenue 

(unfinished worlv from 1900). 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $486 15' 

Amount paid to D. F. O'Connell, paving . . 676 54 



Chamberlain street (unfinished work from 1900), 
Gravel furnished by the city .... 

Lawrence avenue (unfinished work from 1900). 
Amount paid to D. F. O'Connell, paving 

Savin Hill avenue (unfinished work from 1900) . 
Sand furnished by the city . . . . 

Willis street, (unfinished work from 1900). 
Gravel furnished by the city .... 

STREET IMPROVEMENTS.— WARD 22. 

Washington street, Townsend street to Columbus avenue 

(unfinished work from 1900). 
Materials furnished by the city .... $117 84 

Washington street, School to Green street, paved witli large 

granite blocks on a gravel base with gravel joints and 

regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $32,472 18 

Amount paid to Jones & Meehan, paving . . 6,922 32 



$1,162 


69 


$4 


35 


$14 


85 


$15 


00 


$5_ 


80 



Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements, Ward 22 . $6,104 94 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements . . . 29,31298 

Amount paid out of Appropriation 

for Paving Division . . . 3,976 58 



$39,394 50 



39,394 50 



* $4,778.30 paid by Boston Elevated Railway Company. 



Street Department — Paving Division. 105 



STREET IMPROVEMENTS. — WARD 24. 

Adams street, Nepouset avenue to Granite avenue (un- 
finished work from 1900). 

Gravel $5 80 

Amount paid to D. F. O'Connell, paving . . 59 60 



65 40 



Adams street, Park to Gibson street, repaved (on the easterly 
side) and regulated. 

Gravel $17 88 

Amount paid out to D. F. O'Connell, paving . 544 19 



$562 07 



Mather street (unfinished work from 1900) . 

Sand $3 00 



Parkman street, Dorchester avenue to Adams street, resur- 
faced and regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $1,033 66 
Amount paid to D. F. O'Connell, paving . . 748 66 



$1,782 32 



Richmond street, Dorchester avenue to Adams street, macadam- 
ized and regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $2,788 60 
Amount paid to D. F. O'Connell, paving . . 1,250 28 



Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements, Ward 24 . $3,014 31 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements . . . 1,024 57 



$4,038 88 



$4,038 88 

River street, Washington street to Central avenue (unfinished 
work from 1900). 

Teaming furnished by the city .... $190 00 

Wessex street, Wyanoke to Codman street (unfinished work 
from 1900). 

Gravel $62 35 



106 City Document No. 40. 



STREET IMPR VE3IENTS. 

Advertising. 

Advertising repairs to streets . . . . $308 44 

Adams street, Park street to Dorchester avenue, paved with 
granite blocks on a gravel base, with gravel joints, and regu- 
lated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $9,651 79 
Amount paid to D. F. O'Connell, paving . . 1,046 40 



$10,698 19 
Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements . . . $9,561 46 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements, Ward 24 . 1,336 73 

$10,698 19 

Albany street, Dedham to Plympton street, repaved and 
regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $507 05 

Amount paid to F. Bachelder, paving . . . 773 66 



;i,280 71 



Allen street. Blossom to Charles street, resurfaced and regu- 
lated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $2,857 67 
Amount paid to F. Bachelder, paving . . . 824 71 



;,682 38 



Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements . . . $1,654 45 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Paving Division . . . . 2,027 93 

$3,682 38 

Allston street, Brighton, resurfaced. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $40 30 

Alpine street, St. James to Regent street, macadamized and 
regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $2,961 49 
Amount paid to A. A. Libby & Co., paving . . 459 52 

$3,421 01 



Street Department — Paving Division. 107 

Amory street, Boylston street to Columbus avenue, macadam- 
ized and regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $549 95 

Amount paid to A. A. Libby & Co., paving . . 1,128 66 

$1,678 61 

Arch street, Summer to Franklin sti-eet, asphalted and regu- 
lated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $486 27 
Amount paid to Boston Asphalt Company, as- 
phalting 4,803 50 



Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements . . . $320 58 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Paving Division . . . . 4,969 19 



i,289 77 



i,289 77 



Ashland street, Canterbury to Harvard street, resurfaced and 
portion of gutter paved. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $3,857 74 
Amount paid to S. D. Payson, paving . . . 414 00 



$4,301 74 

Ashmont street, Washington to Ocean street, macadamized 
and regulated, and between Adams and Train streets resur- 
faced. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city. 
Amount paid to D. F. O'Connell, paving 



Asphalt Repairs. Repairing asphalt streets. 

Amount paid to Barber Asphalt Paving Company, 
Labor furnished by the city ... 



Athol street, Aldie to Raymond street, resurfaced and regu- 
lated . 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $1,145 38 
Amount paid to J. Doherty, paving , . . 277 20 

$1,422 58 



$3,277 
408 


01 

30 


$3,685 


31 


$3,351 
■ 13 


77 
93 


$3,365 


70 



108 City Document No. 40. 

Avon street, Washington to Chauncy street, asphalted and 
regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $1,050 79 

Amount paid to F. Bachelder, paving . . . 166 82 
Amount paid to Barber Asphalt Paving Company, 

asphalting ....... 3,402 75 



Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements . . . $860 56 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Paving Division . . . . 3,759 80 



t,620 36 



b,620 36 



Ballard street (West Roxbury), gutters paved. 

Labor and materials furnished by the city . . $352 57 

Amount paid to S. D. Payson, paving . . . 224 00 



$576 57 



Bay State road, Beacon to Granby street, macadamized and 
regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $6,445 54 
Amount paid to E. S. Fogerty, paving. . . 1,539 81 
Amount paid to Simpson Brothers Corp., arti- 
ficial stone walks . . . . . . 266 80 



5,252 15 



Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements . . . $892 40 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Paving Division .... 7,359 75 



;8,252 15 

Beacon street, Charles to Arlington street, asphalted and 
regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $1,014 20 
Amount paid to Barber Asphalt Paving Company, 

asphalting 7,270 75 

Amount paid to E. S. Fogerty, paving . . . 498 95 



$8,783 90 

Beacon street, Tremont to Park street, repaved and regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $1,133 18 
Amount paid to Frank Bachelder, paving . . 2,868 82 

$4,002 00 



Street Department — Paving Division. 109 

Bellevue street, Oriole to Robin street, resurfaced and regu- 
lated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $1,246 18 
Amount paid to S. D. Pay son, paving . . . 495 60 



$1,741 78 

Bennett street, Market to Parsons street, resurfaced and 
regixlated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $2,787 25 
Amount paid to J. Doherty, paving . . . 413 86 



Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements . . .. $1,461 27 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Paving Division .... 1,739 84 



,201 11 



;,201 11 



Beverly street. Causeway to Washington street, north, repaved. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $227 40 

Amount paid to H. Gore & Co., paving . . 112 85 



$340 25 



Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements . . . $337 25 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements, Ward 6 . . 3 00 

$340 25 

Blue Hill avenue, Intervale to Washington street, and Dewey 
street to Lawrence avenue, paved with granite blocks on a 
gravel base with gravel joints and regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $19,267 33 
Amount paid to Booth & Co., paving . . . 6,099 54 



Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements . . .$23,873 07 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements, Ward 20 . 1,493 80 



),366 87 



i,366 87 



Boston street, Washburn to Mt. Vernon street, macadamized 

and regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $3,177 25 

Amount paid to R. McDonough, paving . . 1,423 57 



Carried forvmrd . .■ . . . . $4,600 82 



110 City Document No. 40. 

Brought forioard $4,600 82 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements . . . $1,700 05 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Paving Division .... 2,900 77 

$4,600 82 

Bowdoin street, Washington to Quincy street, macadamized 
and regulated . 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $6,499 83 
Amount paid to D. F. O'Connell, paving . . 2,401 44 



18,901 27 



Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements . . . $3,583 23 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Paving Division . . . . 5,318 04 

$8,901 27 

Boylston avenue, Stony brook to Green street, repaved and' 
regulated. 

Amount paid to Jones & Meehan, paving . . $1,257 92 

Boylston street, Washington to Centre street, macadamized 
and regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $5,809 47 
Amount paid to S. D. Payson, paving . . . 2,456 35 



i,265 82 



Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements . . . $5,646 01 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Paving Division . . . . 2,619 81 

$8,265 82 

Bremen street, repaved. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $79 00 

Brentwood street, Franklin to Everett street, macadamized 
and regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $940 07 

Amount paid to J. Doherty, paving . . . 298 80 

$1,238 87 

Brookline avenue, Longwood avenue to Boston & Albany 
Railroad , repaved . 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $246 32 



Street Department — Paving Division. Ill 

Brookline street, Washington street to Shawmut avenue, 
macadamized and regulated, and Shawmut avenue, West 
Brooliline to West Newton street, repaved and regulated 
(around Blackstone square) . 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $949 67 

Amount paid to F. Bachelder, paving . . . 1,366 70 



i,816 37 



Burr street, Boylston street to Spring Park avenue. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $1,222 66 
Amount paid to S. D. Payson, paving . . . 453 26 



,675 92 



Cambridge street, Brighton, repaved. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $816 96 

Canton street, Albany to Tremont street. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $8,431 91 
Amount paid to F. Bachelder, paving . . . 3,530 78 



Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements . . . $3,391 71 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Paving Division . . . . 8,570 98 



$11,962 69 



$11,962 69 

Carruth street, Ashmont to Codman street, macadamized and 
regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $1,330 26 
Amount paid to U. F. O'Connell, paving . . 289 31 

Amount paid to Philip Doherty, paving . . 348 25 



Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements ' . . . $1,647 79 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements, Ward 24 . 320 03 



51,967 82 , 



11,967 82 

Centre street. Church to Grove street, repaved. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the City, $2,748 32 
Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements . . . $653 50 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Paving Division .... 2,094 82 

$2,748 32 



112 City Document No. 40. 

Centre street, Fort avenue to Marcella street, repaved. 
Amount paid to F. Bachelder, paving . , . $285 82 

Chauncy street, repaved and regulated. 

Amount paid to Jones & Meehan, paving . . S2,323 10 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements. . . . $1,255 00 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Paving Department . '. . 1,068 10 

$2,323 10 

Cheney street, Maple street to Blue Hill avenue, macadamized 

and regulated. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $1,106 03 
Amount paid to A. A. Libby & Co., paving . . 93 93 



$1,199 96 

Chestnut Hill avenue, Washington street to Commonwealth 

avenue, macadamized and regulated. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $11,534 80 
Amount paid to J. Doherty, paving . . . 1,676 80 

Amount paid to Simpson Bros. Corporation, arti- 
ficial sidewalks . . , . . . 1,001 30 



Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements . . .$11,300 03 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Paving Division . . . . 2,912 87 



$14,212 90 



.4,212 90 

» — 

Chestnut street. West Roxbury, repaved. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $142 15 

Circuit street, Fenwick street to Walnut avenue, macadamized 

and regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $2,751 69 

Amount paid to A. A. Libby & Co., paving, . . 478 97 



1,230 66 



Clarendon street, side of engine-house, repaved. 

Amount paid to F. Bachelder, paving . . . $324 12 

Columbus avenue, sidewalk repairs (unfinished workfrom 1900) . 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $918 54 

Amount paid to A. A. Libby & Co., paving . . 715 90 

$1,634 44 



Street Department — Paving Division. 113 

Congress square (unfinished work from 1900). 

Amount retained from Barber Asphalt Paving Com- 
pany for work done in 1900, under contract . $126 87 



Copeland street, Moreland to Warren street, macadamized and 
regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $2,598 63 
Amount paid to A. A. Libby & Co., paving . . 1,303 85 



i,902 48 



Cumston street, Concord to Rutland street, macadamized and 
regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $498 78 

Amount paid to F. Bachelder, paving . . . 248 93 



.747 71 



Gushing avenue, Sawyer avenue to Columbia road, resurfaced 
and regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, , $657 93 
Amount paid to D. F. O'Couuell, paving . . 502 32 



,160 25 



Dartmouth street, Huntington avenue to the bridge, paved 
with granite blocks on a gravel base, with gravel joints and 
regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $2,517 64 
Amount paid to E. S. Fogerty, paving . . 1,239 49 



Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements . . . $3,141 61 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Paving Division . - . . . 615 52 



!,757 13 



p3,757 13 



Devon street, Warren street to Blue Hill avenue, macadamized 
and regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $1,663 49 
Amount paid to A. A. Libby & Co., paving . . 151 49 



$1,814 98 
Dimock street, repaved. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $410 08 



114 City Document No. 40. 

Dorchester avenue, East Cottage street to Columbia road, re- 
paved. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $269 82 

Amount paid to D. F. O'Connell, pa\dng . . 876 22 



,146 04 



East Newton street, Washington street to Harrison avenue,, 
macadamized and regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $1,773 94 
Amount paid to F. Bachelder, paving , . . . 618 61 



Edgestones, sidewalks and gutters (new). 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, 

Edgestones, sidewalks and gutters (repaired) . 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, 
Amount paid to A. A. Libby & Co., paving 
Amount paid to E. S. Fogerty, paving . 
Amount paid to F. Bachelder, paving . 
Amount paid to S. D. Payson, paving . 
Amount paid to Jones & Meehan, paving- 



End icott street, Cross to Cooper street, and Keany square to 
Traverse street, repaved on a gravel base, with gravel joints. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $2,514 56 
Amount paid to D. Kiley, paving . . . 1,291 30- 



$2,392 


55 


$461 


46- 


$320 


80 


1,352 


31 


1,107 


05 


969 


61 


709 


50 


16 


20 


$4,475 


47 



$3,805 86 
Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements , . .'$3,489 75 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements, Ward 6 . . 316 11 

$3,805 86 , 

Erie street, Washington to Glenway street, macadamized and 
regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $2,407 63 
Amount paid to D. F. O'Connell, paving . . 812 30 

$3,219 9S 



Street Department — Paving Division. 115 

Essex place, from Essex street, asphalted and regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $67 78 
Amount paid to H. Gore & Co., paving . . 57 60 
Amount paid to Boston Asphalt Company, asphalt- 
ing 1,101 75 



,227 13 



Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements . . .$1,22163 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements, Ward 7 . . 5 50 



;i,227 13 

Fairfield street, regulated. 

Amount paid to E. S. Fogerty, paving . . , |495 75 

Ford street, resurfaced. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $104 00 

Gardner street, Baker to Morrison street, macadamized and 
regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $3,457 67 

Gardner street. Harvard avenue to Malvern street, macadam- 
ized and regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $5,364 75 
Amount paid to James Doherty, paving . . 966 90 



Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements . . . $4,363 63 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Paving Division .... 1,968 02 



;,331 65 



;,331 65 



Gloucester street, gutters repaved. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city. 
Amount paid to E. S. Fogerty, paving 



Goldsmith street, Custer to Centre street, repaved. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city. 
Amount paid to S. D. Payson, paving . 



$46 
476 


00 
55 


$522 


55 


$343 
241 


20 
20 


$584 40 



116 City Document No. 40. 

Qreen street, Washington to Centre street, macadamized and 
regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $3,064 64 
Amount paid to S. D. Payson, paving . . . 1,390 56 



L,45.5 20 



H street, East Eighth to East Ninth street, macadamized and 
regulated . 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $1,004 89 
Amount paid to J. O'Donnell, paving ... 267 45 



,272 34 



Halleck street, Ruggles to Station street, macadamized and 
regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $3,107 80 
Amount paid to T. O'Leary, paving . . . 202 78 



;,310 58 



Hardwick street, Dunboy to Bigelow street, resurfaced and 
regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $406 60 

Amount paid to J. Doherty, paving . . . 226 80 



$633 40 



Harris avenue. Centre to Alveston street, resurfaced and 
regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $535 99 
Amount paid to Simpson Bros. Corporation, con- 
crete sidewalks . . . . . . 577 50 

Amount paid to S. D. Payson, paving . . . 293 50 



$1,406 99 



Harvard avenue, Cambridge street to Commonwealth avenue, 
resurfaced. 

Amount paid to J. Doherty, paving . . . $431 44 

Harvard street. Blue Hill avenue to Glenway street, macadam- 
ized and regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $8,590 46 
Amount paid to D. F. O'Connell, paving . . 1,860 57 



Carried forward . . . . . . $10,45103 



Street Department — Paving Division. 117 

Brought forward . . . . , $10,451 03 . 

Amount paid out of appropilation for 

Street Improvements . . . $5,295 04 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Paving Division . . . . 5,155 99 

$10,451 03 



Haven street, macadamized and regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $470 36 

Amount paid to F. Bachelder, paving . . . 206 86 



$677 22 

Hereford Street, Boylston to Beacon street, gutters repaved 

and regulated. 
Amount paid to E. S. Fogerty, paving . . $556 03 

Hillside street, Parker street to Parker Hill avenue, macadam- 
ized and regulated. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $19,452 81 
Amount paid to T. O'Leary, paving . . . 3,686 20 



53,139 01 



Heath street (Old), Columbus avenue to Parker street, macad- 
amized and regulated. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $4,823 34 
Amount paid to A. A. Libby & Co., paving . . 726 62 



Amount paid out of appropriations for 

Street Improvements . . . $2,667 29 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Paving Division . . . . 2,882 67 



$5,549 96 



$5,549 96 



Heath street, Columbus avenue to Parker street, macadamized 
and regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $2,045 63 
Amount paid to A. A. Libby & Co., paving . . 364 12 



Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements .' . . $1,184 02 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Paving Division .... 1,225 73 



},409 75 



!,409 75 



Julian street, resurfaced. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $304 76 



118 City Document No. 40. 

Kent street, Roxbury to Vernon street, macadamized and reg- 
ulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $533 45 

Amount paid to A. A. Libby & Co., paving . . 412 46 



$945 91 



L street, East Eighth street to Cohimbia road, macadamized and 

regulated. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $4,064 30 
Amount paid to R. McDonough, paving . . 871 36 



:,y35 66 



La Grange street, Washington to Centre street, macadamized 
and regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $5,404 13 
Amount paid to J. Doherty, paving . . . 246 00 

Amount paid to S. D. Payson, paving . . . 1,228 82 



$6,878 95 

Lark street. West Eighth to West Ninth street, macadamized 
and regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, - $211 83 
Amount paid to J. O'Donnell, paving . . . 144 74 



556 57 



Landseer street, Bellevue to La Grange street, resurfaced and 
regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $472 65 

Amount paid to S. D. Payson, paving . . . 282 00 



$754 65 



Lincoln street, Kneeland to Essex street, repaved on a gravel 
base, with cement grout joints, and regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the citj^ $1,768 11 
Amount paid to F. Bachelder, paving . . . 4,454 86 



Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements . . . $4,005 38 

Amount paid out of appropriation . for 

Pa%dng Division . . . . 2,217 59 



;,222 97 



;,222 97 



* $321.30 paid by Boston Elevated Kailway Company. 



Street Department — Paving Divisiox. 119 

Linden street, Freeport to Adams street, macadamized and 
regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, 8431 39 

Amount paid to D. F. O'Connell, paving . . 463 08 



$894 47 



Linnet street, La Grange to Bellevue street, macadamized and 
regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $632 50 

Amount paid to S. D. Payson, paving . . . 329 60 

Amount paid to James Doherty . . . . 126 00 

$1,088 10 



flarket street, Washington street to Western avenue, resur- 
faced and regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $4,153 90 
Amount paid to J. Doherty, paving ... 34 40 



S4,188 30 



Marlborough street, Massachusetts avenue to Clarendon street, 
macadamized and regulated. Clarendon to Arlington street, 
asphalted and regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $17,040 28 
Amount paid to Boston Asphalt Company, asphalt- 
ing 16,086 53 

Amount paid to E. S. Fogerty, paving . . 5,262 74 

Amount paid to H. Gore & Co., paving . . 1,959 62 



S40,349 17 



Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements . . .$36,203 03 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Paving Division . - . . . 4,146 14 



40,349 17 

Mason street. West street, about 213 feet, southerly. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $483 96 
Amount i^aid to Boston Asphalt Company, asphalt- 
ing . . 1,509 63 

Amount paid to H. Gore & Co., paving . . '39 66 



),033 25 



* $10,097 paid by Boston Elevated Railway Company, whose tracks were removed 
on Marlborougli, "Beacon, and Arlington streets. 



120 City Document No. 40 

Massachusetts avenue, Edward Everett square to Swett 

street, unfinished work from 1900. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $3,371 58 

flassachusetts avenue, Albany to Tremont street, macadam- 
ized and regulated. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $5,819 33 
Amount paid to F. Bachelder, paving . . . 1,765 32 

Amount paid to Simpson Bros. Corporation, arti- 
ficial stone walks ...... 461 95 



5,046 60 



Metropolitan avenue, resurfaced. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $274 31 

Morton street, Endicott to Salem street, asphalted and regu- 
lated. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $863 96 

Amount paid to Boston Asphalt Company, asphalt- 
ing ........ 793 65 



Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements . . . .$863 96 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Paving Division .... 793 65 



.,657 61 



51.657 61 



Murdock street, Elmira to Sparhawk street, resurfaced and 

regulated. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $453 96 

Amount paid to J. Doherty, paving . . . 329 80 



$783 76 



flillet street. Park street to Talbot avenue, macadamized and 

regulated. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $5,734 11 
Amount paid to D. F. O'Connell, paving . . 749 58 



5,483 69 



Newbury street, Massachusetts avenue to Charlesgate, east, 

macadamized and regulated. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $1,385 97 
Amount paid to E. S. Fogerty, paving . . 568 23 



Carried forioarcl ...... $1,954 20 



Stkeet Depaetment — Paving Division. 121 

Brought forxoard . . . . . . $1,95420 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements . . . $294 30 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Paving Division .... 1,659 90 

$1,954 20 

Newbury street, Fairfield to Hereford street, paved with 

wooden blocks on a concrete base, and regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $138 25 

Amount paid to A, A. Libby & Co., paving . , 829 24 
Amount paid to United States Wood Preserving 

Company 11,337 72 



Northampton street (unfinished work from 1900). 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, 
Amount paid to A. A. Libby & Co., paving . 



Ophir street. West Roxbury, resurfaced. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, 

Amount paid to S. D. Payson, paving . 



Otter street, Beacon street to Charles river, asphalted and regu- 
lated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $788 33 

Amount paid to Boston Asphalt Company, asphalt- 
ing 

Amount paid to H. Gore & Co., paving 



$12,305 


21 


$355 
1,444 


30 

58 


$1,799 


88 


$340 
191 


77 
60 


$532 


27 



1,540 
108 


50 

87 


$2,437 


70 


$2,778 


09 



P street, East Sixth street to Columbia road, filled. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, 

P street. East First to East Fourth street, repaved and 

regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $3,348 24 

Amount paid to E. McDonough, paving , . 1,191 50 



$4,539 74 

Perrin street, Waverly to Moreland street, macadamized and 

regulated. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $3,192 49 
Amount paid to A. A. Libby & Co., paving . . 1,136 86 

$4,329 35 



122 City Document No. 40. 

Peter Parley road, Walnut to Forest Hills street, resurfaced 
and regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $90 42 

Amount paid to S. D. Payson, pa^dng . . . 664 62 



^55 04 



Providence street, Church street to Park square, resurfaced. 
Amount paid to E. S. Fogerty, paAdng . . . $453 04 

Regent street. Circuit to Dale street, resurfaced. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $459 55 

Rosedale street, Washington to Whitfield street, macadamized 
and regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $2,284 76 
Amount paid to D. F. O'Connell, paving . . 555 15 



$2,839 91 
Royal street, near Cambridge street. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $521 32 

Amount paid to J. Doherty, paving . . . 121 42 



$642 74 



Ruth ven street, Humboldt avenue to Elm Hill avenue, resurfaced 
and regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $3,720 52 
Amount paid to A. A. Libby & Co. . . . 455 03 

$4,195 55 

Rutland street and Rutland square, macadamized and 
regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $6,917 58 
Amount paid to F. Bachelder, paving . . . 2,868 69 



$9,786 27 

Salem street, Endicottto Prince street, asphalted and regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $5,051 23 
Amount paid to Boston Asphalt Companv, asphalt- 
ing " . . 7,491 25 

Amount paid to H. Gore & Co., paving . . 567 22 



Carried forioard . . . . . . $13,10970 



Street Department — Paving Division. 123 

Br ought' forimrd . . . . . $13,109 70 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements . . . $8,522 35 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements, Ward 6 . . 98 18 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Paving Division . . . . 4,489 17 

$13,109 70 

Saratoga street, near Bremen street, repaved. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $886 71 

Amount paid to C. L. Ward, paving . . . 242 56 



$1,129 27 



Savin Hill avenue, Denny street to Raikoad bridge, and Gram- 
pian way, Savin Hill avenue to Rockland street, macadamized 
and regulated. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $5,037 27 
Amount paid to Booth & Co., parang . .* . 1,15594 



Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements , , . $4,097 46 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Paving Division . . . . 2,095 75 



,193 21 



$6,193 21 



Shannon street, Union to Washington street, resurfaced and 

regulated. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $742 65 

Amount paid to J. Doherty, paving . . . 223 20 



)65 85 



Shawmut avenue. Pleasant and Tremont streets (at Sub- 
way entrance) . 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $1,415 77 
Amount paid to F. Bachelder, paving . . . 2,680 15 



$4,095 92 

Shepard street. Union to Washington street, macadamized 

and regulated. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $700 38 

Amount paid to J. Doherty, paving . , . 793 79 

Amount paid to Simpson Bros. Corporation, arti- 
ficial stonewalks ...... 247 00 

$1,741 17 



124 City Document No. 40. 

South Russell street, from Cambridge street, repaved. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $386 24 

Amount paid to Dennis Kiley, paving . . . 203 91 



p590 15 



Sparhawk street, Market to Cambridge street, macadamized 
and regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $1,988 42 

Amount paid to J. Doherty & Co. . . . 560 06 



Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements . . . $1,000 71 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Paving Division .... 1,547 77 



$2,548 48 



!,548 48 



Springfield street, Harrison avenue to Tremont street, macad- 
amized and regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $8,706 82 
. Amount paid to F. Bachelder, paving . . . 3,507 06 



$12,253 88 
Standish street. 
Labor ' . . $8 40 

Stafford street, Dennis street to Blue Hill avenue, macadamized 
and regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city. 
Amount paid to A. A. Libby & Co., paving . 



$865 
340 


69 
44 


$1,206 


13 


$17 


50 



Sterling street. 

Labor ....... 

Sunderland street, Warren street to Blue Hill avenue, resui-- 
faced and regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $1,069 13 
Amount paid to A. A. Libby & Co., paving . . 118 78 

$1,187 91 

Sycamore street, Florence to Kittredge street, resurfaced. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $963 99 



Street Department — Paving Division. 125 

Temple street, Cambridge to Derne street. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $2,512 32 
Amount paid to Dennis Kiley, paving . . . 657 14 



Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements . . . $1,006 48 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Paving Division . . . . 2,162 98 



;,169 46 



!,169 46 



Tremont street, Dover to Castle street, repaved on a gravel 
base with cement grout joints and regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $2,298 77 
Amount paid to D. F. O'Connell, paving . . 8,649 14 



$10,947 91 



Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements . . . $1,848 70 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Paving Division . . . . 9,099 21 

$10,947 91 

Tudor street, E to Dorchester street, macadamized and regu- 
lated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $2,034 68 
Amount paid to R. McDonough, paving . . 721 40 



$2,756 08 
Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements . . . $886 13 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Paving Division . . . . 1,869 95 

: $2,756 08 

Tufts street, Kingston to South street, asphalted and regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $1,103 41 
Amount paid to Boston Asphalt Company, asphalt- 
ing 3,402 75 

Amount paid to H. Gore & Co., paving . . 192 25 



Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements 
Amount jjaid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements, Ward 7 . 





$4,698 41 


H,683 91 




14 50 






$4,698 41 





126 City Document No. 40. 

Tyler street, Oak to Harvard street, asphalted and regulated. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $97 78 
Amount paid to Boston Asphalt Company, asphalt- 
ing 4,485 98 

Amount paid to H. G-ore & Co., paving . , . 690 00 



Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements . . . $773 78 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Paving Division .... 4,499 98 



i,273 76 



1,273 76 



Union street (Brighton), Washington to Winship street, resur- 
faced and regulated. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $2,507 40 
Amount paid to J. Doherty, paving . . . 460 20 



$2,967 60 

Utica street, Beach to Kneeland street, repaved on a gravel base 

with gravel joints and regulated. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $506 47 

Amount paid to S. J. Cowin & Co., paving . . 497 15 



Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements . . . 1886 12 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements, Ward 7 . . 117 50 



,003 62 



.,003 62 



Walnut avenue, Roxbury, resurfaced. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $265 50 

Walpole street, at Columbus avenue, resurfaced and regulated. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $226 60 

Amount paid to A. A. Libby & Co., paving . . 13 79 



$240 39 



Waiter street. West Roxbury, resurfaced. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, 



Washington street, Codman street to Talbot avenue, macadam- 
ized and regulated. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $4,120 68 
Amount paid to D. F. O'Connell, paving . . 2,662 97 

$6,783 65 



Street Department — Paying Division. 127 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements . . . $1,841 77 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements, Ward 24 . 167 50 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Paving Division . . . . 4,774 38 

$6,783 65 



Waverly street, Warren street to Blue Hill avenue, macadam- 
ized and regulated. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $1,492 83 
Amount paid to A. A. Libby & Co., paving . . 1,370 56 



$2,863 39 



Wayne street, Blue Hill avenue to Maple street, macadamized 

and regulated. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $3,006 14 
Amount paid to A. A. Libby & Co., paving . . 265 89 



$3,272 OS 
Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements . . . $1,891 40 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Paving Division .... 1,380 63 

$3,272 03- 

Weld street, corner Maple street, widened and regulated. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $1,442 32 



Wenham street. Walk Hill to Weld Hill street, resurfaced and 

regulated. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $3 00 

Amount paid to S. D. Payson, paving . . . 839 02 



$842 02 



Westminster avenue, W^ashington street to Walnut avenue, 

macadamized and regulated. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $2,017 27 
Amount paid to A. A. Libby & Co., paving . . 887 54 



!,904 81 



Westville street, Bowdoin to Ashmont street, macadamized 

and regulated. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $9,795 99 
Amount paid to D. F. O'Connell, paving . . 1,844 99 



Carried fonoard . .' . . . . $11,640 98 



128 City Document No. 40. 

Brought forimrd . . . . . $11,640 98 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements . . $10,241 65 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Paving Division .... 1,399 33 

, $11,640 98 

West Eighth street, E to Dorchestei street, repaved and 
regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $1,534 85 
Amount paid to J. O'Donnell, paving . . . 1,135 80 



Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements . . . $2,571 56 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements, Ward 15 . 99 09 



$2,670 65 



1,670 65 



West Ninth street, resurfaced, not finished. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $134 00 

Whitfield street. Park street to Wheatland avenue, macadam- 
ized and regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $2,198 95 
Amount paid to D. F. O'Connell, paving . . 432 54 



Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements . . . $1,233 07 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements, Ward 24 . 1,398 42 



!,631 49 



$2,631 49 



Worcester street and square, Harrison avenue to Tremont 
street, macadamized and regulated. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $9,775 15 

Amount paid to F. Bachelder, paving . . . 3,770 55 



$13,545 70 
Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Street Improvements . . . $9,658 29 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 

Paving Division . . . . 3,887 41 

$13,545 70 



Street Department — Paving Division. 



129 



SUMMARY OF EXPENDITURES UNDER SPECIAL 
APPROPRIATIONS. 



Abolishmeut of Grade Crossings (see Congress 

street, Milk to Water street) : 
Arlington street ...... 

Athens street ...... 

Atlantic avenue ...... 

Beacon street, Arlington to Dartmouth street 
Beacon street, Massachusetts avenue to Raleig 
street ....... 

Bowen street ...... 

Boylston street, Arlington to Berkeley street 
Boylston street, Tremont to Arhngton street . 
Buildings, Chelsea street .... 

Carleton street ...... 

Commercial street, Fleet to Clinton street 

Commercial street, Prince street to Eastern avenue 

Congress street, Milk street to Atlantic avenue 

Congress street. Milk to Water street 

Copley square, streets bounding . 

Dock and Adam squares 

East First street .... 

Faneuil Hall square 

Franklin street 

Freeport street, retaining wall 

Gold street . . . 

Harrison avenue .... 

Harvard bridge .... 

High street ..... 

India street .... 

Maiden bridge .... 

Massachusetts avenue . 

Milk street. Pearl to Oliver street 

Milk street, Washington to Congress street 

Neponset avenue . 

Pearl street 

Silver street 

Summer street 

Temple place 

Tremont street. Court 

Tudor street 

Union street 

Street Improvements, Ward 1 

Chelsea street . 

Condor street . 



to Boylston street 



. $31,231 


97 


3,762 


59 


84,775 


96 


18,669 


41 


39,875 


04 


6,476 


88 


3,665 


58 


37,049 


23 


2,391 


92 


330 


26 


33,280 


54 


52,241 


74 


26,030 


70 


24,086 


42 


48,024 


14 


25,163 


82 


29,592 


29 


14,683 


34 


30,133 


16 


819 


95 


6,712 


24 


2,639 


80 


*112 


00 


44,945 


59 


11,104 


30 


26,472 


55 


79,008 


52 


5,100 


00 


11,738 


80 


46,576 


83 


20,385 


93 


7,145 


89 


3,635 


71 


733 


48 


438 


37 


3,285 


23 


20,674 


07 


12,010 


41 


11,703 


13 



Carried forvmrd 



,101 79 



^Included in cost of Cambridge and Boston bridges. 



130 



City Document No. 40. 



JBrought forward 

Ford street 

Marion street . 

Meridian street 

Princeton street 

Saratoga street 
Street Improvements, Ward 

Border street . 

Bremen street . 

Gove street 

London street . 

Maverick street 

Meridian street 

Paris street 
Street Improvements, Ward 

Bartlett street . 

Bartlett street, Summer street, 

Cedar street . 

Cross street 

Laurel street . 

Monument street 

Mt. Vernon street 
Street Improvements, Ward 

Essex street 

Gardner street 

Haverhill street 

Hill street 

Kingston street 

Sever street 

Walnut street . 
Street Improvements, Ward 5 : 

Benedict street 

Devens street . 

Green street 

Lawrence street 

Miller street 

Monument avenue 

Phipps street . 

Pleasant street 

Prescott street 

Warren street . 
Street Improvements, Ward 

Central street . 

Haverhill street 

Mercantile street 

Prince street . 

South Market street 

Sudbury street 

Carried forward 



etc. 



$826,707 


79 


149 


50 


871 


71 


436 


39 


157 


02 


427 


60 


628 


16 


4,023 


81 


4,304 


37 


7,871 


87 


10,858 


90 


409 


46 


■ 774 


04 


2,755 


96 


724 


07 


610 


32 


1,215 


12 


310 


66 


32 


20 


717 


38 


10 


68 


333 


57 


1,219 


73 


488 


67 


69 


76 


1,597 


55 


2,061 


72 


729 


64 


1,271 


49 


2,338 


%^- 


6,942 


71 


1,822 


93 


3,647 


52 


"40 


62 


104 


50 


2,186 


31 


1,037 


27 


320 


95 


388 


78 


1,445 


29 


395 


80 


1,475 


10 


752 


32 


$894,667 


90 



Street Department — Paving Division. 131 



Brought forivard 
Street Improvements, Ward 7 : 
Congress street 
Kneeland street 
Oak street 
Oliver street 
Street Improvements, Ward 

Green street . 
- North Kussell street 

Portland street 
Street Imi^rovements, Ward 9 

Washington street 
Street Improvements, Ward 13 
B street . 
Bolton street . 
Broadway 
Congress street 
Dorchester avenue 
West- Eighth street 
West Fifth street 
West First street 
West Ninth street 
West Third street 
Street Improvements, Ward 14 
East Fourth street 
East Third street 
M street . 
N street . 
Street Improvements, Ward 15 
Bowen street . 
Dexter street . 
East Ninth street 
East Sixth street 
F street . 
G street . 
Mercer street . 
Thomas park , 
West Sixth street 
Street Improvements, Ward 20 
Blue Hill avenue 
Chamberlain street 
Lawrence avenue 
Savin Hill avenue 
Willis street 
Street Improvements, Ward 22 : 

Washington street, Townsend street to Columbus 

avenue ..... 

Washington street. School to Green street 

Carried forward . . • . 



. $894,667 


90 


1,629 


39 


1,973 


39 


3,400 


43 


1,301 


97 


13,279 


09 


1,674 


51 


15,877 


29 


44,661 


03 


756 


53 


1,730 


06 


322 


12 


840 


16 


216 


00 


. . 1,805 


08 


1,747 


45 


2,013 


07 


1,713 


42 


1,536 


53 


126 


30 


1,749 


49 


1,002 


98 


3,358 


47 


759 


66 


1,000 


16 


2,996 


30 


1,355 


21 


226 


21 


877 


40 


1,503 


79 


3,866 


62 


2,207 


22 


1,162 


69 


4 


35 


14 


85 


15 


00 


5 


80 


117 


84 


39,394 


50 


11,052,890 


21 



132 



City Document No. 40. 



street 



to Dorchester a.\ 



Brought forioard ... 

Street Improvements, A¥ard 24 ; 

Adams street, Nepouset to Granite avenue 

Adams street, Park to Gibson street 

Mather street . 

Parl^man street 

Richmond street 

River street 

Wessex street . 
Street Improvements : 

Advertising 

Adams street, Park 

Albany street . 

Allen street 

Allstou street . 

Alpine street . 

Amory street . 

Arch street 

Ashland street 

Ashmont street 

Asphalt repairs 

Athol street 

Avon street 

Ballard street . 

Bay State road 

Beacon street, Charles to Arlington street 

Beacon street, Tremont to Park street 

Bellevue street 

Bennett street 

Beverly street . 

Blue Hill avenue 

Boston street . 

Bowdoin street 

Boylston avenue 

Boylston street. West Roxbury 

Bremen street . 

Brentwood street 

Brookline avenue 

Brookline street and 

Burr street 

Cambridge street 

Canton street . 

Carruth street . 

Centre street, West Roxbury 

Centre street, Roxbury 

Chauncy street 

Cheney street . 

Chestnut Hill avenue 

Carried forioard . 



Shawmut avenue 



U, 052, 890 


21 


65 


40 


562 


07 


3 


00 


1,782 


32 


4,038 


88 


190 


00 


62 


35 


308 


44 


10,698 


19 


1,280 


71 


3,682 


38 


40 


30 


3,421 


01 


1,678 


61 


5,289 


77 


4,301 


74 


3,685 


31 


3,365 


70 


1,422 


58 


4,620 


36 


576 


57 


8,252 


15 


8,783 


90 


4,002 


00 


1,741 


78 


3,201 


11 


340 


25 


25,366 


87 


4,600 


82 


8,901 


27 


1,257 


92 


8,265 


82 


79 


00 


1,238 


87 


246 


32 


2,316 


37 


1,675 


92 


816 


96 


11,962 


69 


1,967 


82 


2,748 


32 


285 


82 


2,323 


10 


1,199 


96 


14,212 


90 


$1,219,753 


84 



Street Department — Paving Division. 133 



Brought forward 
Chlestnut street 
Circuit street . 
Clarendon street 
Columbus avenue 
Congress square 
Copelancl street 
Cumston street 
Cushing avenue 
Dartmouth street 
Devon street . 
Dimoek street . 
Dorchester avenue 
East Newton street 
Edgestones and sidewalks (new) 
Edgestones and sidewalks (repaired) 
Endicott street 
Erie street 
Essex place 
Fairfield street 
Ford street 

G-ardner street, West Roxbury 
Gardner street, Brighton 
Gloucester street 
Goldsmith street 
Green street 
H street . 
Halleck street . 
Hard wick street 
Harris avenue 
Harvard avenue 
Harvard street 
Haven street . 
Hereford street 
Hillside street . 
Heath street (old) 
Heath street (new) 
Julian street 
Kent street 
L street . 
La Grange street 
Lark street 
Landseer street 
Lincoln street . 
Linden street . 
Linnett street . 
Market street . 
Marlborough street 

Carried forvKtrd 



1,219,753 84 

■ 142 15 

3,230 66 

324 12 
1,634 44 

126 87 
3,902 48 

747 71 
1,160 25 
3,757 13 
1,814 98 

410 08 
1,146 04 
2,392 55 

461 46 
4,475 47 
3,805 86 
3,219 93 
1,227 13 

495 75 

104 00 
3,457 67 
6,331 65 

522 55 

584 40 
4,455 20 
1,272 34 
3,310 58 

633 40 
1,406 99 

431 44 
10,451 03 

677 22 

556 03 

23,139 01 

5,549 96 

2,409 75 

304 76 

945 91 
4,935 66 
6,878 95 

356 57 

754 65 
6,222 97 

894 47 

1,088 10 

4,188 30 

40,349 17 

.,386,441 63 



134 



City Document No. 40. 



Brought forward 
Mason street . 
Massachusetts avenue, Edward Everett square to 

Swett street ...... 

Massachusetts avenue, Albany to Tremont street 
Metropolitan avenue .... 

Morton street ...... 

Murdock street ..... 

Millet street ...... 

Newbury street, Massachusetts avenue to Charles 

gate East ...... 

Newbury street, Fairfield to Hereford street 
Northampton street ..... 

Ophir street ...... 

Otter street ...... 

P street, East Sixth street to Columbia road 

P street. West First to West Fourth street 

Pearl street 

Peter Parley road 

Providence street 

Regent street . 

Rosedale street 

Royal street 

Ruthven street 

Rutland street and square 

^alem street 

Saratoga street 

Savin Hill avenue 

Shannon street 

Shawmut avenue 

Shepard street 

South Russell street 

Sparhawk street 

Springfield street 

Standish street 

Stafford street . 

Sterling street . 

Sunderland street 

Sycamore street 

Temple place . 

Tudor street, E to Dorchester street 

Tufts street 

Tremont street. Castle to Dover street 

Tyler street 

Union street, Brighton 

Utica street 

Walnut street . 

Walpole street 



,386,441 63 
2,033 25 

3,371 58 
8,046 60 

274 31 
1,657 61 

783 76 
6,483 69 

1,954 20 

12,305 21 

1,799 88 

532 37 
2,437 70 
2,778 09 
4,539 74 
4,329 35 

755 04 

453 04 

459 55 
2,839 91 

642 74 
4,195 55 
9,786 27 
13,109 70 
1,129 27 
6,193 21 

965 85 
4,095 92 
1,741 17 

590 15 

2,548 48 

12,253 88 

8 40 

1,206 13 

17 50 

1,187 91 

963 99 
3,169 46 
2,756 08 
4,698 41 
10,947 91 
5,273 76 
2,967 60 
1,003 62 

265 50 

240 39 



Carried forward 



$1,536,235 36 



Street Depaetment — Paving Division. 135 



Brought forward 
Walter street . 
Washington street, Dorchester 
Waverly street 
Wayne street . 
Weld street 
Wenham street 
Westminster avenue 
Westville street 
West Eighth street 
West Ninth street 
Whitfield street 
Worcester street and square 



$1,536,235 36 
288 88 
6,783 65 
2,863 39 
3,272 03 
1,442 32 
842 02 
2,904 81 
11,640 98 
2,670 65 
134 00 
2,631 49 
13,545 70 



$1,585,255 28 
Less amount paid out of appropriation for Paving 

Division 167,127 16 



.,418,128 12 



LAYING OUT AND CONSTRUCTION OF HIGHWAYS. 

Chapter 478 of the Acts op 1900. 
Adams street, Common to Chestnut street. 



Labor ........ 

Alford street, Mystic river to Everett line. 
Labor ........ 

Ashley street. Breed to Walley street. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, 

Amount paid to Philip Doherty, construction work. 



Austin street, Washington to Lawrence street. 
Labor ....... 



18 00 



$18 38 



;i,458 49 
1,836 98 

53,295 47 



$28 75 



B street, from line of original low water to Congress street. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $1,169 50 

Amount paid to New England Structural Company, 
building, erecting and painting stone and iron 
work for stairs . . . . . . 759 00 

Amount paid to Joseph Ross, material and labor, 

building piers for stairway . . . . 138 00 

Amount paid to New England Safety Tread Com- 
pany, installing steel tread . . . . 135 62 



!,202 12 



136 City Document No. 40. 

Barry street, Qnincy to Eichfield street. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $5,652 17 
Amount paid to Dorchester Construction Company, 

construction work ...... 4,564 43 



$10,216 60 



Bennington street, Chelsea street to Belle Isle Inlet. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $6,379 53 

Amount paid to Jones & Meehan, filhng . . 18,447 75 

Amount paid to Jones & Meehan, filhng . . 28,271 28 

Amount paid to J. C ashman, abutments . . 13,612 31 
Amount paid to Boston, Revere Beach and Lynn 

Railroad, labor, etc. ..... 327 15 

Amount paid to Coleman Bros., building temporary 

roadway 2,286 07 



$71,324 09 



Amount paid out of appropriation for 
Laying Out and Construction of High- 
ways, chapter 478 of the Acts of 
1900 . . . . . .$70,646 89 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 
Laying Out and Construction of High- 
ways, East Boston .... 677 20 

$71,324 09 

Bird street, Columbia road to Hancock street. 

Advertising ....... $3 49 

Boston street, Mt. Vernon street to Columbia road. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $4,467 28 

Amount paid to T. F. Welch, construction work . 5,369 53 



>,836 81 



Bow street, Washington street to City square. 

Labor $45 75 

Brookline avenue, Longwood avenue entrance to Back Bay 
Fens to Rivenvay. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $2,188 84 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 
Laying Out and Construction of High- 
ways, chapter 478 of the Acts of 
1900 $1,665 09 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 
Laying Out and Construction of High- 
ways, Roxbury and West Roxbury . 523 75 

$2,188 84 



Street Department — Paving Division. 137 

Brooks street, Holton to North Beacon street. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the 

city $4,570 98 

Amount paid to McBride & Moulton, retaining 

walls and grading . . . . . . 18,047 54 

Amount paid to McBride & Moulton, construction 

work 1,133 73 



;23,752 25 



Cambridge street, Brighton avenue to Washington street. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the 

city $9,102 02 

Amount paid to J. H. Sulhvan, construction work, 14,186 13 



$23,288 15 
Amount paid out of appropriation for 
Laying Out and Construction of High- 
ways, chapter 478 of the Acts of 

1900 $22,942 23 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 
Laying Out and Construction of High- 
ways, Brighton .... 345 92 

$23,288 15 

Cardington street, from Cobden street. 

Labor and materials furnished by the city . ' . $82 38 

Amount retained from Philip Doherty for work done 

in 1900 under contract . . . " . . 77 02 



.59 40 



Amount paid out of appropriation for 
Laying Out and Construction of High- 
ways, chapter 478 of the Acts of 
1900 $55 20 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 
Laying Out and Construction of High- 
ways, Roxbury and West Eoxbury . 104 20 



$159 40 



Carlow street, Albany to Chadwick street. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the 
city 

Amount paid to Dorchester Construction Company, 
construction work ...... 



$826 


94 


501 


08 


$1,328 


02 



138 



City Document No. 40. 



Columbia road. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city 
Amount paid to New York, New Haven & Hart 

ford Railroad Company, constructing bridge 
Amount paid to American Bridge Company, build 

ing bridge superstructures 
Amount paid to John Cashman, abutments and 

piers to bridge ..... 

Amount paid to Simon .J. Donovan, filling 
Amount paid to Barnes, Ruffln Company, construe 

tion work ...... 

Amount paid to R. W. Hunt & Co., inspection 

service ....... 



S9,868 78 

85,989 12 

16,622 20 

26,156 20 

9,923 63 

283 30 

120 57 

$148,963 80 



Amount paid out of appropriation for 
Laying Out and Construction of 
Highways, chapter 478 of the Acts 



of 1900 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 
Laying Out and Construction of 
Highways ..... 



S147,896 61 



1,067 19 



Conrad street, from Sumner street. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city. 

Amount paid to Dorchester Construction Company, 

construction work ...... 



Corinth street, Washington to Brandon street. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, 
Amount paid to Collins & Ham, removing houses 

and stable 
Amount paid to Collins & Ham, construction 

work ........ 



148,963 80 

$1,076 51 

565 70 

$1,642 21 

$2,691 50 

575 00 

2,882 31 

$6,148 81 



Devens street, Rutherford avenue to Washington street. 
Labor $24 50 

Dixfield street. Old Harbor to Covington street. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $946 48 

Amount paid to Philip Doherty, construction work, 783 80 



.,730 28 



Street Department — Pa^t:ng Division. 139 

Draper street, Robinson to Bowdoin street. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $5,180 21 
Amount paid to Philip Doherty, construction work, 4,507 28 
Amount paid to Simpson Bros. Corporation, arti- 
ficial stonewalks ...... 299 28 

Amount paid to F. L. Pierce, loaming . . 234 40 



»,221 17 



Forest Hills street, Washington street to G-len road. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $4,508 04 

Amount paid to Jones & Meehan, construction 

work . . . 3,879 74 



Amount paid out of appropriation for 
Laying Out and Construction of High- 
ways, chapter 478 of the Acts of 
1900 $8,379 53 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 
Laying Out and Construction of High- 
waj^s ...... 8 25 



$8,387 78 



i8,387 78 

Gainsborough street, St. Stephen to Hemenway street. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $3,268 31. 
Amount paid to T. F. Welch, construction work . 2,431 22 
Amount paid to Simpson Bros. Corporation, arti- 
ficial stone walks . . . . . . . 311 10 



Gibson street, Dorchester avenue to Adams street. 
Advertising ....... 

Labor . . . . . . ... 



Hancock street, Colunn)ia road to Winter street. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city. 
Amount paid to James Doherty, construction work. 



Leeds street, Woodward street to Dorchester avenue. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $1,579 03 

Amount paid to S.J. Cowin & Co., construction 

work 1,171 08 

$2,750 11 



$6,010 


63 


$3 
38 


51 
50 


$42 


01 


$11,927 
10,558 


14 
18 


$22,485 


32 



140 City Document No. 40. 

Leonard street, Duncan to Adams street. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $1,421 95 
Amount paid to Dorchester Construction Company, 

construction work . .. . . . 2,01889 

$3,440 84 

Louder's lane, at Centre street. 

Labor $103 79 



nillet street, Park to Athelwold street. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $2,261 13 
Amount paid to Barnes, Ruffin Company, con- 
struction work . . . . . . . 1,095 22 



Amount paid out of appropriation for 
Laying Out and Construction of High- 
ways, chapter 478 of the Acts of 
1900 $3,352 60 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 
Laying Out and Construction of High- 
ways, Dorchester .... 3 75 



!,356 35 



$3,356 35 



riilton avenue, Lauriat avenue to Norfolk street. 

Labor $747 28 

rioseley street, Crescent avenue to Columbia road. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $6,172 16 
Amount paid to J. B. O'Rourke, construction work, 1,281 12 

$7,453 28 
Amount paid out of appropriation for 
Laying Out and Construction of High- 
ways, chapter 478 of the Acts of 

1900 $7,445 03 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 
Laying Out and Construction of High- 
ways, Dorchester .... 8 25 

$7,453 28 

Normandy street, from Lawrence avenue. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $839 66 

Amount paid to Dorchester Construction Company, 

construction work . . ^ . . . 1,106 05 

$1,945 71 



Street Department — Paving Division. 141 

Perkins street, Centre street to Jamaicaway. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $5,187 68 

Amount paid to Jones & Meehan, construction 

work 3,727 39 



Pontiac street, Hillside to Tremont street. 
Teaming ........ 

Province court, from Province street. 

Materials furnished by the city .... 

Ritchie street, Columbus avenue to Marcella street. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, 

Rockford street, Dudley to Clifton street. 

Materials furnished by the city . . . . $805 62 

Amount retained from D. F. O'Connell for work 

done in 1900 under contract . . ., . 227 00 



$8,915 


07 


$47 


50 


$313 


66 


$6,448 


03 



$1,032 62 



Amount paid out of appropriation for 
Laying Out and Construction of High- 
ways, chapter 478 of the Acts of 
1900 $227 00 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 
Laying Out and Construction of High- 
ways, Dorchester . . . . 805 62 

$1,032 62 

Rowe street, Ashland to Seymour street. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, 

Rutherford avenue. Chapman to Devens street. 
Labor ........ 

Seymour street, Canterbury street to Brown avenue, 
Labor ........ 

Shepton street, Dorchester avenue to Florida street. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $2,557 14 
Amount paid to James Doherty, construction work, 2,164 07 
Amount paid to W. A. Murtfeldt Company, arti- 
ficial stone sidewalks ..... 2,065 21 



$1,172 


16 


$162 


04 


$417 


40 



;,786 42 



South street, Jamaica street to Arborway. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $425 80 



142 City Document No. 40. 

Spencer street, Athelwold to Harvard street. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, 

Amount paid to Dorchester Construction Company, 
construction work ...... 

Amount paid to W. A. Murtfeldt Company, arti- 
ficial stone sidewalks ..... 



Spring street, Centre to Gardner street. 
Advertising . . . . . . . 

Stratford street, Anawan to Clement avenue. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city. 
Amount paid to Philip Doherty, construction work, 
Amount paid to W. L. Cahalan, artificial stone 
sidewalks . . . . 



Amount paid out of appropriation for 
Laying Out and Construction of High- 
ways, chapter 478 of the Acts of 
1900 $6,225 73 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 
Laying Out and construction of High- 
ways, Roxbury and West Roxbury, 25 00 



$519 


15 


981 


75 


104 


40 


$1,605 


30 


$5 


25 


$3,165 


20 


2,522 


54 


562 


99 



;,250 73 



;,250 73 



Swett street (now Southampton street), Massachusetts avenue 

to Dorchester avenue. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city. 
Amount paid to Boston Bridge Works, portion of 

bridge ........ 

Amount paid to Joseph Ross, alterations and 

additions to parapet ..... 



Templeton street, Dorchester avenue to Adams street. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city. 
Amount paid to D. F. O'Connell, construction work, 



Thane street, Athelwold to School street. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, 
Amount paid to Barnes, Ruffln Company, con- 
struction work ...... 

Carried forward . ..... $2,634 03 



setts avenue 


$1,905 


17 


1,050 


00 


500 


00 


63,455 


17 


jet. 
$9,294 
6,262 


92 
09 


$15,557 


01 


$2,509 


08 


124 


95 



Street Depaetment — Paving Division. 143 

Brought forward $2,634 03 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 
Laying Out and Construction of High- 
ways, cliapter 478 of the Acts of 
1900 $2,140 93 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 
Laying Out and Construction of High- 
ways . . • . . • 343 10 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 
Laying Out and Construction of High- 
ways, Dorchester . . . . 150 00 

62,634 03 



Tremont street, Washington street to Newton line. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $7,256 84 
Amount paid to William ScoUans, construction 

work . . 3,784 71. 



Amount paid out of appropriation for 
Laying Out and Construction of High- 
ways, chapter 478 of the Acts of 
1900 $10,161 12 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 
Laying Out and Construction of High- 
ways, Brighton . . . . 880 43 



.1,041 55 



1,041 55 

Trinity place, Stuart to Stanhope street. 

Materials furnished by the city . . . . $32 65 

Amount paid to F. Bachelder, construction work, 198 67 



Amount paid out of appropriation for 
Laying Out and Construction of 
Highways, chapter 478 of the Acts 
of 1900 $32 65 

Amount paid out of appTopriation for 
Laying Out and Construction of 
Highways 198 67 



$231 32 



11 32 



Van Winkle street, Dorchester avenue to Shawmut Branch 
railroad. 

Labor $3 75 

Amount paid to Simpson Bros. Corporation, artifi- 
cial stone sidewalks . . . . . 330 80 

$334 55 



144 City Document No. 40. 

Wainwright street. Centre street to Welles avenue. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnislied by the eity, 
Amount paid to Philip Doherty, construction work. 



Walk Hill street, South to Washington street. 
Advertising , . . ' . 

Walter street, Centre to South street. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, 

Warner street, Harvard to Park street. 
Advertising . ... 

Washington street, Talbot avenue to Euclid street. 
Labor ........ 

Washington street, Morton to Tower street. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city. 
Amount paid to Jones & Meehan, paving 



Amount paid out of appropriation for 
Laying Out and Construction of 
Highways, chapter 478 of the Acts 
of 1900 ^180 52 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 
Laying Out and Construction of 
Highways, Roxbury and West Rox- 
bury . . . . . . 531 47 



$3,434 
2,951 


55 

56 


$6,386 


11 


$6 
$1,763 


00 
61 


■ $3 


51 


$47 


93 


$542 
169 


47 
52 



$711 99 



$711 99 



Westbourne street, Cornell to Beech street. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $1,314 06 

Amount paid to T. F. Welch, construction work . 2,009 58 



;,323 64 



West 5elden street, Morton to Manchester street. 

Labor . . . . . . . . $107 00 



'Wordsworth street, Saratoga to Pope street. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $6,188 75 

Amount paid to James Doherty, construction work, 2,570 93 



!,759 68 



Worth ington street, Longwood avenue to the Fenway. 

Labor . $433 32 



Street Department — Paving Division. 145 

(Between Beacon and Marlborough streets.) 

Public alley 414, Massacliusetts avenue to Hereford street. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $218 41 
Amount paid to Barber Asphalt Paving Company, 

asphalting 1,932 43 

Amount paid to Barnes, Ruffin Company, paving . 998 10 



;,148 94 



Public alley 415, Hereford to Gloucester street. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $192 12 

Amount paid to Barber Asphalt Paving Company, 
asphalting ....... 

Amount paid to Barnes, Rufflu Company, paving . 



Public alley 416, Gloucester to Fairfield street. . 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, 

Amonnt paid to Barnes, Rnffln Company, paviug . 

Amount paid to Barber Asphalt Paving Company, 

asphalting ....... 



Public alley 417, Fairfield to Exeter street. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, 
Amount paid to Barnes, Ruffin Company, paviug . 
Amount paid to Barber Asphalt Paving Company, 
asphalting . . . . ... 



Public alley 421, Berkeley to Arhngton street. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, 
Amount paid to J. B. O'Rourke, construction work, 



(Between Marlborough street and Commonwealth avenue.) 
Public alley 422, Arlington to Berkeley street. 
Labor and advertising , . . . , $20 66 



1,243 

551 


13 
11 


$1,986 


36 


$204 
1,032 

1,608 


97 
48 

75 


$2,846 


20 


$238 
1,100 

1,875 


54 
04 

25 


$3,213 


83 


$382 
1,246 


26 
27 


$1,628 


53 



Public alley 423, Berkeley to Clarendon street. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $85 66 



146 City Document No. 40. 

Public alley 424, Clarendon to Dartmouth street 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $222 79 

Amount paid to Barnes, Euffin Company, con- 
struction work . . . . . . . 548 80 



Public alley 426, Exeter to Fairfield street. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city. 
Amount paid to T. F, Welch, paving . 
Amount paid to Barber Asphalt Paving Company, 
asphalting . . 



Public alley 427, Fairfield to Gloucester street. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city. 
Amount paid to J. B. O'Rourke, construction work, 



Public alley 428, Gloucester to Hereford street. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $166 66 
Amount paid to Barber Asphalt Paving Company, 

asphalting 1,222 00 

Amount paid to T. F. Welch, paving . . . 618 79 



■$771 


59 


$163 
702 

1,940 


28 
50 

90 


$2,806 


68 


$171 
1,324 


16 
24 


$1,495 


40 



$2,007 45 

Public alley 429, Hereford street to Massachusetts avenue. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $327 66 

Amount paid to T. F. Welch, paving . . . 724 45 

Amount paid to Barber Asphalt Paving Company, 

asphalting . ' 1,729 33 



^2,781 44 



(Between Commonwealth avenue and Xewbury street.) 

Public alley 430, Massachusetts avenue to Hereford street. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $256 77 

Amount paid to J. B. O'Rourke, paving . . 1,443 46 



Public alley 433, Fairfield to Exeter street. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city. 
Amount paid to J. B. O'Rourke, construction work. 



$1,700 


23 


$248 
1,516 


19 

56 


$1,764 


75 



Street Department — Paving Division. 147 

Public alley 434, Exeter to Dartmouth street. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $134 06 
Amount paid to Boston Asphalt Company, asphalt- 
ing 

Amount paid to B. M. Cram, paving . 



Public alley 435, Dartmouth to Clarendon street. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city. 
Amount paid to J. B. O'Rourke, construction work, 



Public alley 436, Clarendon to Berkeley street. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $256 06 
Amount paid to Boston Asphalt Company, asphalt- 
ing 1,751 75 

Amount paid to B. M. Cram, paving . . . 659 26 



1,547 
730 


00 

87 


$2,411 


93 


$268 
1,388 


68 
08 


$1,656 


76 



!,667 07 



(Between Newbury and Boylston streets.) 

Public alley 438, Arlington to Boylston street. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $212 05 
Amount paid to Boston Asphalt Company, asphalt- 
ing 

Amount paid to B. M. Cram, paving 



1,898 
1,143 


00 
02 


$3,253 


07 


$46 
128 


00 
31 



Public alley 439, Clarendon to Dartmouth street. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, 
Amount paid to E. S. Fogerty, paving 

Amount paid out of appropriation for $174 31 

Laying Out and Construction of High- 
ways, chapter 478 of the Acts of 
1900 . . . ' . . . $161 31 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 
Laying Out and Construction of High- 
ways 13 00 

$174 31 



Public alley 440, Dartmouth to Exeter street. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $203 42 
Amount paid to B. M. Cram, paving . . . 783 47 
Amount paid to Boston Asphalt Company, asphalt- 
ing ... 1,729 00 

$2,715 89 



148 



City Document No. 40. 



Public alley 441, Exeter to Fairfield street. 
Labor and advertising . . . . . . 

Public alley 442, Fairfield to Gloucester street. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, 
Amount paid to Boston Asphalt Company, asphalt- 
ing 

Amount paid to B. M. Cram, paving 



Public alley 443, G-loucester to Hereford street. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, 



S16 42 



$(3Uo 0/ 

1,620 50 
979 53 

$3,205 60 



$815 84 



Public alley 444, Hereford street to Massachusetts avenue. 
Labor and advertising ...... $24 91 



Public alley 901, Hemenwa}'^ street to Fenway, 
1 Labor and advertising ..... 



$49 20 



Public alley 905, West from Massachusetts avenue, between 
Commonwealth avenue and Marlborough street and to Marl- 
borough street. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $242 56 

Amount paid to E. S. Fogerty, paving . . c 522 20 



Amount paid out of appropriation for 
Laying Out and Construction of High- 
ways, chapter 478 of the Acts of 
1900 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 
Laying Out and Construction of High- 
ways, Roxbury and West Roxbury . 



1764 76 



^757 26 



7 50 



;764 76 



SUMMARY OF EXPENBITUUES. 

Laying Out and Construction of Highways, Chapter 478, 





Acts, 1900. 






Total Amount Expended. 


Adams street . . 


$8 00 


Alford street 








18 38 


Ashley street 








3,295 47 


Austin street 








28 75 


B street 








2,202 12 


Barry street 








10,216 60 


Bennington street 








71,324 09 


Bird street . 








3 49 


Boston street 








9,836 81 


Carried fortoard . . 


. $96,933 71 



Street Department — Paving Division. 



149 



Brouglit forward 
Bow street . 
Brookline avenue 
Brooks street 
Cambridge street 
Cardington street 
Car low street 
Columbia road 
Conrad street 
Corinth street 
Devens street 
Dixfield street 
Draper street 
Forest Hills street 
Gainsborough street 
Gibson street 
Hancock street 
Leeds street 
Leonard street 
Louder' s lane 
Millet street 
Milton avenue 
Moseley street 
Normandy street 
Perkins street 
Pontiac street 
Province court 
Ritchie street 
Rock ford street 
Rowe street 
Rutherford avenue 
Seymour street 
Shepton street 
South street 
Spencer street 
Spring street 
Stratford street 
Swett street 
Templeton street 
Thane street 
Tremont street 
Trinity place 
Van Winkle street 
Wainwright street 
Walk Hill street . 
Walter street 
Warner street 

Washington street, Dorchester 
Washington street, West Roxbury 

Carried forward . 



$96,933 71 

45 75 

2,188 84 

23,752 25 

23,288 15 

159 40 

1,328 02 

148,963 80 

1,642 21 

6,148 81 

. 24 50 

1,730 28 

10,221 17 

8,387 78 

6,010 63 

42 01 

22,485 32 

2,750 11 

3,440 84 

103 79 

3,356 35 

747 28 

7,453 28 

1,945 71 

8,915 07 

47 50 

313 66 

6,448 03 

1,032 62 

1,172 16 

162 04 

417 40 

6,786 42 

425 80 

1,605 30 

5 25 
6,250 73 
3,455 17 

15,557 01 

2,634^03 

11,041 55 

231 32 

334 55 

6,386 11 

6 00 
1,763 61 

3 51 

47 93 

711 99 



,904 75 



150 



City Document No. 40. 



Brought forioard 
Westbourne street 
West Seldeu street 
Wordsworth street 
Worthington street 
Public alley 414 . 
Public alley 415 . 
Public alley 416 . 
Public alley 417 . 
Public alley 421 . 
PubHc alley 422 . 
Public alley 423 . 
Public alley 424 . 
PubUc alley 426 . 
Public alley 427 . 
Public alley 428 . 
Public alley 429 . 
Public alley 430 . 
PubKc alley 433 . 
PubHc alley 434 . 
Public alley 435 . 
Public alley 436 . 
PubUc alley 438 . 
Public alley 439 . 
Public alley 440 . 
Public alley 441 . 
Public alley 442 . 
Public alley 443 . 
PubKc alley 444 . 
PubHc alley 901 . 
Public alley 905 . 

Less amount paid out of appropriation 
for Laying Out and Construction of 
Highways ..... 

Less amount paid out of appropriation 
for Laying Out and Construction of 
Highways, Brighton 

Less amount paid out of appropriation 
for Laying Out and Construction of 
Highways, Roxbury and West Rox- 
bury 

Less amount paid out of appropriation 
for Laying Out and Construction of 
Highways, Dorchester 

Less amount paid out of appropriation 
for Laying Out and Construction of 
Highways, East Boston . 



$448,904 75 
3,323 64 

107 00 
8,759 68 

433 32 
3,148 94 
1,986 36 
2,846 20 
3,213 83 
1,628 53 
20 66 
85 66 

771 59 
2,806 &8 
1,495 40 
2,007 45 
2,781 44 
1,700 23 
1,764 75 
2,411 93 
1,656 76 
2,667 07 
3,253 07 

174 31 

2,715 89 

16 42 

3,205 60 

815 84 
24 91 
49 20 

764 76 

$505,541 87 



$1,630 21 

1,226 35 

1,191 92 

967 62 

677 20 



5,693 30 



$499,848 57 



Street Department — Paving Division. 151 



LAYING OUT AND CONSTRUCTION OF HIGHWAYS. 

Ainsley street, from Rosemont street. 

Labor .' $6 50 

Belmore terrace, Boylston street to Boylston terrace. 
Amount paid to P. O'Hara ..... 

Berkeley street, Boylston street to Columbus avenue. 
Labor and advertising ...... 

Blanche street, Green Hill to Preston street. 
Labor . . . . . 

Bowen street, E to F street. 

Labor ........ 

Brackett street, Washington to Faneuil street. 
Labor ........ 

Capen street, Evans to Fairmount street. 
Labor . . . . . . . 

Carter street, Cambridge to Roland street. 
Labor ........ 

Dakota street, Washington to Greenbrier street. 
Labor ........ 

Darling street, Calumet to Hillside street. 
Labor 

Fairfax street, Carruth to Beaumont street. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city. 
Amount paid to Philip Doherty, construction work, 



Fayston street. Blue Hill avenue to Mascoma street. 
Labor ......'.. 

Fisher avenue, Hayden street to Parker Hill avenue. 
Labor ........ 

Hamilton street, Bowdoin street to Homes avenue. 
Amount retained from James McGovern for work 
done in 1900 under contract .... 

Hamilton street, Columbia road to Mt. Everett street 
Labor and advertising ...... 

Hinckley street, Pleasant to Bakersfield street. 
Labor . . . . . . . . 

Ipswich street, Boylston road to Boylston street. 
Amount paid to W. A. Murtfeldt Company, arti- 
ficial stone sidewalks ..... $1,995 75 
Labor . . . . . . . . 27 45 

$2,023 20 



$150 


00 


$30 


00 


$25 


25 


$3 


00 


$54 


25 


$16 


25 


$10 


00 


$9 


50 


$8 


00 


$1,635 

878 


39 

78 


$2,514 


17 


147 


50 


$27 00 


$93 


48 


it. 

$623 


12 


$35 


25 



152 . City Document No. 40. 

florrill street, Pleasant to Bakersfield street. 

Labor $40 00 



floultrie street, AUston to Washington street. 

Labor $30 00 



Oak Square avenue, Washington to Faneuil street. 

Labor $35 50 

Oakwood street, Norfolk to Torrey street. 

Labor ........ $31 00 



Roland street, Boston & Maine Railroad to Somerville line. 
Labor $203 50 



Rosemont street, Adams to Gustin street. 

Labor $13 00 



Snow street, Washington to Union street. 

Labor and teaming ...... $2,531 23 

Torrey street, Washington to Wentworth street. 

Labor and advertising . . . . . $83 42 



Tower street, Hyde Park avenue to Forest Hills Cemetery. 
Labor $10 25 

Vinson street, Park street to Geneva avenue. 

Labor ........ $62 18 



Wayland street, Howard avenue to Dacia street. 

Labor $31 00 

West Tremlett street, Washington to Whitfield street. 

Labor and advertising . . . . . $66 42 



Windermere road, Stoughton street to Gushing avenue. 
Labor $25 50 

Winthrop street, Dennis street to Brook avenue. 

Labor $33 00 



Public alley 502, from Rutland to Concord squares, between 

Columbus avenue and Tremont street. 
Labor and advertising ...... $43 16 

Public alley 503, from Rutland to Concord squares, next east 

of Columbus avenue. 
Labor and advertising; ...... $38 16 



Public alley 706, from Newland street, between West Concord 

and Worcester streets. 
Labor . . $194 88 



Street Department — Paving Division. 



153 



SUMMARY^ OF EXPENDITURES. 

Laying Out and Construction of Highways. 

Total Amount Expended. 
Ainsley street 
Belmore terrace 
Berkeley street 
Blanche street 
Bowen street 
Brackett street 
Capen street 
Carter street 
Dakota street 
Darling street 
Fairfax street 
Fayston street 
Fisher avenue 

Hamilton street, Bowdoin street to Homes avenue, 
Hamilton street, Columbia road to Mt. Everett 

street 
Hinckley street . 
Ipswich street 
Morrill street 
Moultrie street 
Oak Square avenue 
Oakwood street . 
Roland street 
Rosemont street . 
Snow street 
Torrey street 
Tower street 
Vinson street 
Wayland street . 
West Tremlett street 
Windermere road 
Winthi'op street . 
Public alley 502 . 
Public alley 503 . 
Public alley 706 . 



66 


50 


150 


00 


30 


00 


25 


25 


3 


00 


54 


25 


16 


25 


10 


00 


9 


50 


8 


00 


2,514 


17 


47 


50 


27 


00 


93 


48 


623 


12 


35 


25 


2,023 


20 


40 


00 


30 


00 


35 


50 


31 


00 


203 


50 


13 


00 


2,531 


23 


83 


42 


10 


25 


62 


18 


31 


00 


66 


42 


25 


50 


33 


00 


43 


16 


38 


16 


194 


88 


89,148 


67 



Amount included in cost for Laying Out and Con- 
struction of Highways, chapter 478, 
Acts of 1900 .^ . . . . 81,630 21 

Amount included in cost for Construc- 
tion of Highways, Already Laid Out, 36 75 



1,666 96 



_0,815 63 



154 



City Document No. 40. 



CONSTRUCTION OF HIGHWAYS ALREADY LAID OUT. 

Mead street, Russell to Bunker Hill street. 

Labor and advertising . . . . . . $140 06 

Milk street, India street to Atlantic avenue. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the citj'', $7,739 08 

Amount paid to Frank Bachelder, construction 

work 3,917 63 



511,656 71 



Newland street. West Brookline to West Newton street. 
Labor and advertising ...... . i 



;7 62 



Robinwood avenue. Centre to Euchd street. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city. 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 
Construction of Highways already 
laid out ...... 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 
Laying Out and Construction of High- 
ways, Roxbury and West Roxbury . 



$242 25 



.70 18 



72 07 



South Huntington avenue. Heath to Centre street. 
Labor and advertisino- ..... 



S242 25 



$228 00 



Storer street, Atlantic avenue to India street. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $1,194 63 

Amount paid to Jones & Meehan, construction work, 2,440 04 



Amount paid out of appropriation for 
Construction of Highways Already 
Laid Out ..... 

Amount paid out of appropriation for 
Laying Out and Construction of High- 
ways ...... 



;,634 67 



;,597 92 



36 75 



$3,634 67 



SUMMARY OF EXPENDITURES. 

Construction of Highways Already Laid Out. 



Total Amount Expended. 
Mead street 
Milk street . 
Newland street . 
Robinwood avenue 
South Huntington avenue 
Storer street 

Carried forvmrd . 



$140 06 

11,656 71 

37 62 

242 25 

228 00 

3,634 67 

515,939 31 



Street Department — Paving Division. 155 

Brought forioard . . . . . $15,93931 

Less amount paid out of appropriation 
for Laying Out and Construction of 
Highways . . . . . $36 75 

Less amount paid out of appropriation 
for Laying Out and Construction of 
Highways, Roxbury and West Rox- 

bury • . 72 07 

108 82 



$15,830 49 

LAYING OUT AND CONSTRUCTION OF HIGHWAYS, 
EAST BOSTON. 

Board man street, Saratoga street to Boston & Maine Railroad. 
Labor and teaming ...... $30 25 



Northwood street, Leyden to Gladstone street. 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $1,546 76 

SUMMARY OF EXPENDITURES. 

Laying Out and Construction of Highways, East Boston. 
Total Amount Expended. 

Boardman street ....... $30 25 

Northwood street . . . . . . 1,546 76 



;i,577 01 



Amount included in cost of Laying Out and Con- 
struction of Highways, chapter 478, Acts 1900 . 677 20 



&2,254 21 



SUMMARY OF EXPENDITURES. 

Laying Out and Construction of Highways, Brighton. 
Total Amount Expended. 

Cambridge street . . . . . . $395 42 

Tremont street . . . . . . . 880 43 



$1,226 35 

Amount included in cost of Laying Out and Con- 
struction of Highways, chapter 478, Acts 1900, $1,226 35 



156 



City Document No. 40. 



LAYING OUT AND CONSTRUCTION OF HIGHWAYS 
DORCHESTER. 



Callender street, Tucker to Dorr street. 

Labor ........ 

Aniouut retained from J. F. Cullen, for work done 
in 1900 under contract ..... 



Lauriat avenue, Ballon avenue to Norfolk street. 
Amount retained from W. A. Murtfeldt Company, 
for laying artificial stone sidewalks . 

flontague street, Ashmont to Roslin street. 
Materials furnished by the city .... 



$4 80 
182 34 
;187 14 

^354 39 
^326 75 



Nottingham street, Bullard street to Bowdoin avenue. 
Amount retained from W, A. Murtfeldt Company, 

for laying artificial stone sidewalks . . . $338 01 



SU3IMARY OF EXPENBITURES. 

Laying Out and Construction of Highways, Dorchester. 

Total Amount Expeixded. 
Callender street ..... 
Lauriat avenue . . . « . 

Montague street ..... 
Nottingham street .... 



Amount included in cost for Laying Out and Con- 
struction of Highways, chapter 478, Acts 1900, 



SUMMARY OF EXPENBITTIRES. 

Laying Out and Construction of Highways, Roxbury and 
West Roxbury. 



$187 
354 
326 
338 


14 
39 
75 
01 


$1,206 


29 


967 


62 


$2,173 


91 



Total Amount Expended. 



Brookline avenue .... 


$523 75 


Cardington street 


104 20 


Robinwood avenue 


72 07 


Stratford street .... 


25 00 


Washington street 


531 47 


Public alley 905 . 


7 50 



Carried forward . 



.,263 99 



Street Department — Paving Dia^sion. 



157 



Brought foricard 

Amount included in cost of Laying Out 
and Construction of Highways, 
chapter 478, Acts 1900 . 

Amount inchided in cost of Construc- 
tion of Highways already laid out 



.,191 92 

72 07 



,263 99 



,263 99 



BLUE HILL AND OTHER AVENUES. 

Blue Hill avenue, Walk Hill to River street. 
Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, 
Amount paid to James Doherty, construction work. 



p8,790 99 
8,465 20 

$17,256 19 
Commonwealth avenue. =**" 

Labor, teaming and materials furnished by the city, $23,124 26 

SU3£MARY OF EXPjENBITUEES. 

Blue Hill and Other Avenues. 

Total Amount Expended. 



Blue Hill avenue 
Commonwealth avenue 



$17,256 19 
23,124 26 

$40,380 45 



NEW EDGESTONES. 

The following tables show the amount of new edgestones set 
during the year, not including " 323 " streets : 

South Boston. 
Wards 13, H, 15 and 16, in whole or hi part. {Paving 

District No. 1.) Lin. feet. 

East Eighth street ■ . 280 

L street , . . . . 1,278 

Sundry streets in small quantities .... 367 







1,925 


East Boston. 




Wards 1 and 2. {Paving District No. 2.) 


Lin. feet. 


Condor street ....... 


219 


Falcon street ...... 




111 


London street ...... 




82 


Maverick street ...... 




375 


Morris street . . . . . . 




100 


Paris street ...... 




147 


Saratoga street . . . . . 




150 
1,184 



158 



City Document No. 40. 



Ward 25 
Bennett street . 
Gardner street . 
Murdock street . 
Royal street 
Sparhawk street 
Summit avenue . 
Washino-ton street 



Brighton. 
{Paving District JSFo. ^.) 



Lin. feet. 

1,103 
2,225 
100 
357 
482 
206 
154 



















4,627 




West 


ROXBtTKT. 




Wards 22 and 23 in 


whole or in part. 


{Paving District N'o. 5.) 










Lin. feet. 


Adelaide street . 
Boylston street . 
Burr street 
Paul Gore street 
Washington street 
Sundry streets in smal 


[ quar 


itit 


les 








340 

2,809 
875 
298 

3,434 
180 


















7,936 



Dorchester. 
Wai'ds 16, 20 and 24 in whole or in part. 

No. 6.) 



Allston street 
Ashmont street . 
Gushing avenue . 
Erie and Elmo streets 
Geneva avenue . 
Grampian way . 
Harvard street . 
Hendry street 
Millet and Park streets 
Mt. Vernon street 
McLellan street . 
Mill street 
Neponset avenue 
Oakman street . 
Eichmond street 
Eosedale street . 
Savin Hill avenue 
Talbot avenue 
Washington street 
Westville street . 
Whitfield street . 



{Paving District 



Lin. feet. 

302 

1,098 

113 

364 

150 

102 

4,300 

267 

2,263 

112 

116 

140 

3,336 

270 

1,040 

1,048 

1,758 

110 

888 

3,494 

1,303 



22,574 



Street Department — Paving Division. 159 



ROXBURY. 

Wards 16, 17, 18, 19, 21 and 22 in ichole or in part. 
District JSFo. 7.) 



{Paving 













Lin. feet. 


Blue Hill avenue 1,337 


Burrell street ...... 




298 


Crawford street . 










120 


Devon street 










739 


Gumey street 










171 


Heath street 










130 


Hillside street . 










6,436 


Hollander street . • . 










244 


Julian street 










138 


Mayfair and Bainbridge streets 










129 


Reed street . . 










436 


Ruthven street . 










978 


Savin street 










176 


Sunderland street 










840 


Walnut avenue .... 










101 


Waumbeck street 










175 


"Wayne street 










1,258 


Sundry streets in small quantities 








736 




13,942 



City Proper. 

Wards 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 17 and 18 in lohole or in part. 
{Paving Districts 8, 9 and 10.) 



Belvidere street . 
Beacon street 
Massachusetts avenue 
Newbury street . 
Westland avenue 



RECAPITULATION. 



South Boston 
East Boston 
Brighton . 
West Roxbury 
Dorchester 
Roxbury . 
City Proper 



Lin. feet. 

102 
198 
184 
1,876 
120 

2,480 



Lin. feet. 

1,925 
1,184 
4,627 
7,936 
22,574 
13,942 
2,480 



54,668 



160 



City Document No. 40. 



New Edgestones. (Not including " 323 " streets.) 
First setting. Linear feet. 



Yeak. 



w 



p^ 



1891 

1892 

1893 

1894 

1895 

1896... ■.. 

18^7 

1898 

1899 

1900 

1901 

Totals 



11,724 

9,631 

4,372 

521 

2,097 

3,855 

2,311 

1,259 

808 

729 

1,925 



4,131 
11,238 
1,969 

816 
1,146 

807 
1,691 

918 
2,715 

616 
1,184 



2,227 

2,804 



694 
668 
791 



111 

100 



2,032 
9,001 
3,981 
1,323 
4,191 
8,50' 
1,086 
5,909 
439 



4,627 



4,617 
9,970 
4,795 
1,568 
8,319 
2,498 
5,228 
2,185 
2,265 
614 
7, 



18,138 

36,859 

10,587 

6,544 

15,205 

21,367 

37,205 

50,124 

6,818 

9,633 

22,574 



22,693 
25,506 
14,979 
39,324 
17,053 
20,111 
14,241 
13,252 
8,134 
8,882 
13,942 



8,236 
9,222 
1,118 
1,916 
2,990 

43,614 
5,097 
1,281 

• 1,410 
1,544 
2,480 



73,798 
114,231 
41,801 
52,706 
51,669 
101,550 
66,859 
74,928 
22,200 
22,118 
54,668 



38,732 



27,231 



7,395 



41,096 



49,995 



235,054 



198,117 



78,908 



676,528 



NEW BRICK SIDEWALKS. 

The following tables show the number of square yards of brick 
sidewalk laid during the year, not including " 323 " streets : 



South Boston. 

Wards 13, 14, 15 and 16, in whole or in part. 

District No. 1.) 
L street ........ 

Sundry streets in small quantities 

East Boston. 
War'ds 1 and 2. {Paving District iVb. 2.) 

Brooks and West Eagle streets 

Falcon street 

Morris and Marion streets . 

Paris street 

Saratoga street . 

Sundry streets in small quantities 



(^Paving 

Sq. yds. 

3,635 
982 



4,617 



Sq. yds. 

105 
173 
278 
175 
131 
280 



1,142 



Street Department — Paving Di\^ision. 161 



Charlestown. 
Wards 3, 4 ci^^(^ 5. {Paving District N'o. 3.) 
Cambridge street ....... 

Brighton. 
Ward S5. {Paving District N'o, 4-) 
Sundry streets in small quantities .... 

West Roxbury. 



Sq. yds. 

323 



Sq. yds. 

100 



Wards 22 and 23, in lohole or in part. {Paving District 

No. 5.) 

Sq. yds. 

Washington street ....... 3,825 

Dorchester. 

Wards 16, 20 and 24-, in whole or in part. {Paving District 

No. 6.) 

Sq. yds. 

Dorchester avenue . . . . . . . 451 

Sa^^n Hill avenue ....... 823 

Washington street ....... 3,559 

Sundry streets in small quantities . . . . 780 



ROXBURT. 



5,613 



Wards 16, 17, 18, 19, 21 and 22, in whole or in part. {Paving 
District No. 7.) 

Sq. yds . 



JrVipiUC D LI ecu ...... 

Copelaud street ...... 


108 


Hillside street ...... 


3,674 


Sheridan street ...... 


102 


Winthrop street . . ^ . 


117 


Sundry streets in small quantities 


695 




4,920 


City Proper. 





Wards 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 17 and 18, in whole or in part. 
{Paving Districts Nos. 8, 9 and 10.) 

Sq. yds. 

Commonwealth avenue . . . . . . 124 

Hereford street . . . . . . . . 117 

Sundry streets in small quantities . . . . 308 

549 



162 



City Document No. 40. 



Recapitulation . 



South Boston 
East Boston 
Charlestown 
Brighton . 
West Roxbury 
Dorchester 
Roxbury 
City Proper 



Sq. yds. 

4,617 

1,142 

323 

100 

8,825 

5,613 

4,920 

549 

21,089 



New Brick Sidewalks. (Not iiichiding "323" streets.) 
First laying. Square yards. 



1891 

1892 

1893 

18ft4 

1895 

1896 

1897 

1898 

1899 

1900 

1901 

Totals 



3,628 
4,484 
751 
2,706 
1,946 
2,314 
13,460 
4,487 
4,084 
1,069 
4,617 



2,176 
12,847 
2,197 
2,115 
1,151 
681 
16,125 
6,453 
3,503 
1,476 
1,142 



120 

3,451 
175 
437 
408 

5,361 
14,454 

4,653 



377 
1,068 



2,908 



2,128 

216 



477 
323 



873 
100 



967 
2,905 

350 

834 
1,734 

542 
1,855 
1,225 
1,448 
1,583 
3,825 



1,478 
10,462 
2,412 
453 
2,146 
2,616 
2,995 
4,723 
2,610 
4,033 
5,613 



9,098 

20,231 

5,912 

11,533 

6,246 

15,897 

2] ,596 

13,783 

8,316 

4,999 

4,920 



3,881 
10,423 
964 
1,537 
4,103 
1,044 
17,287 
10,121 
5,424 
2,858 
549 



21,725 
65,871 
12,761 
19,615 
20,642 
28,455 
89,900 
45,661 
25,385 
17,368 
21,089 



43,536 49,866 



29,859 7,670 17,268 



39,541 



122,531 



58,191 



368,472 



STREET CONSTRUCTION. 

Number of new " 323 " streets constructed 
Number of " 323 " (new) streets partially constructed 
Number of public alleys constructed . 
Number of public alleys partially constructed 



25- 

19 

2 



Paving. 

Details of JVew Work. 

Granite blocks on concrete base, pitch joints 
Granite blocks on concrete base, grout joints 
Granite blocks on gravel base, pitch joints . 
Granite blocks on gravel base, grout joints . 
Granite blocks on gravel base, gravel joints . 



Sq. yds.. 
7,872 

85,923 

1,671 

13,440 

45,644 



Total 



154,550 



StEEET DEPAilTMENT — PaVJNG DIVISION. 163 



Triuidad asphalt 
Sicilian rock asphalt 



Wooden blocks on concrete base . 

Macadam. 

Telford 

Area of surface laid . 



Length of edgestones set 



Area of gutters laid 



Edgestones. 



Gutters. 



Sidewalks. 



Brick sidewalks laid . 
Crushed stone sidewalks laid 
Coal tar concrete laid . 



Artificial stone sidewalks laid 

CrossuialJcs. 
Area of flagging laid . . . , 



Sq. yds. 

31,803 
48,826 

80,629 

Sq. yds. 

14,179 



Sq. yds. 

8,000 
79,743 

87,743 



Lin. feet. 

151,404 



Sq. yds. 

14,042 



Sq. yds. 

35,963 

28,192 

4,161 

$68,316 

Sq. feet. 

27,776 



Sq. yds. 

11,813 



GiENERAL REPAIRS. 

* Summary of Work Done Under District Foremen. 

Number of streets repaired . . . . 180 

Length of streets repaired .... 39 miles. 

Area of macadam streets resurfaced . . 499,000 sq. yds. 

Area of paving relaid . . . . . 218,365 " 

Length of edgestones set or reset . . 245,410 lin. ft. 

Area of brick sidewalks laid . . . 131,487 sq. yds. 

Area of artificial stone sidewalks laid . . 15,565 " 

Area of coal tar sidewalks laid . . . 698 " 

*The quantities given in this schedule are in addition to and are not included in 
the foregoing tables. 



164 



City Document No. 40. 



Snowfall and Rainfall. 

.The following taBle showing the snowfall and rainfall since the 
present organization of the department is of interest : 

Snowfall (inches). 



Month. 


1-1 

1 

© 

cc 

tH 


05 

00 


C5 
1 
<S> 

00 


cc 


1 

C5 
00 
1H 


35 

10 

35 
OC 
tH 


36 
1 
50 
35 
00 


05 
35 

rw 

35 
00 
IH 


35 
35 

00 

35 
00 

IH 


© 


00 


© 

is 

© 

35 


IN 

1-<<H 

© 

35 








3.0 
2.0 
14.6 
35.3 
4.5 
7.9 


.4 
18.5 
15.0 
21.6 

' 8.5 

64.0 


6.7 
13.5 
13.9 

8.8 

3.8 

.5 


' '5.2 

9.5 

9.5 

14.5 

_2 


2.2 

8.6 

18.2 

10.9 

3.3 


8.1 
7.8 
16.3 
11.5 
6.0 
2.2 


17.8 
7.7 
6.1 

30.7 
9.3 


.1 

' 8.3 


.1 

.8 
7.8 
8.8 


1.2 




14.5 
U.7 
13.7 
16.2 


12.0' 

11.5 

20.0 


12.6 


January — 


12.0 
13.0 


March 


7.5 














71.6 








Totals . . 


59.1 


43.5 


67.3 


47.2 


38.9 


48.2 


51.9 


8.4 


17.5 


45.3 



1892-93 
1893-94 
1894-95 
1895-96 
1896-97 



Snow Account. 

1897-98 



$60,190 20 

151,943 33 

78,381 71 

84,809 08 

68,741 07 



1898-99 . 
1899-1900 
1900-1901 
1901-1902 



$116,224 20 

172,963 48 

154,625 18 

29,138 38 

93,518 45 



Average for ten years, $101,053.51. 



Rainfall (inches). 



MONTH. 


35 

00 

rH 


A 
00 


05 
35 
00 

IH 


35 

00 


35 
00 


35 
- cc 

rH 


35 
00 


00 

35 

oo 

ri 


35 
35 

00 


© 
© 

35 



35 


January 

February 


3.40 
2.53 
2.70 
1.68 
1.56 
3.06 
3.73 
3.87 
2.29 
5.56 
2.20 
3.50 


3.85 

.36 

1.68 

.93 

5.15 

3.05 

2.56 

4.87 

1.90 

2.31 

2.94 

.87 


2.26 
4.82 
2.80 
3.13 
5.23 
2.20 
1.72 
6.46 
1.59 
2.94 
1.83 
5.16 


3.01 
3.15 
1.01 
3.78 
4.12 
.80 
3.01 
3.03 
2.14 
5.11 
3.10 
4.28 


3.79 
1.11 

2.72 
3.65 
2.71 
1.73 
2.98 
3.24 
1.53 
6.19 
8.07 
2.45 


2.25 
3.94 
5.41 
1.56 
1.68 
2.71 
2.90 
2.15 
6.40 
3.15 
3.70 
1.70 


3.16 
2.12 
2.79 
3.17 
4.00 
4.46 
4.22 
3.95 
2.38 
.41 
6.19 
3.92 


3.50 
4.81 
1.82 
6.31 
4.33 
1.60 
4.42 
6.38 
1.93 
7.17 
5.32 
2.19 


4.19 
3.03 
5.95 
1.29 
.81 
2.86 
2.52 
2.52 
5.09 
2.40 
2.51 
1.52 


4.20 
6.83 
4:60 
1.90 
, 5.07 
1.85 
2.69 
2.46 
4.62 
3.41 
4.17 
2.25 


1.56 
.66 

6.58 


j^pril 


7.43 




6.31 




1.31 


July 


5.20 




3.25 


September 

October 

November 

December 


2.50 
3.02 
2.41 
8.49 


Totals 


36.08 


30.47 


40.14 


36.54 


40.17 


37,55 


40.77 


49.78 


34.69 


44.05 


48.72 



In this rainfall is included the precipitation during the winter 
months, which equals .1 of an inch to 1 inch of snowfall. 



Stebet Department — Paving Division. 



165 



Crushed Stone, Ballast and Telford. 

Output of Stone from City Crushers. 





Crushed Stone. 
Tons. 


Telford. 
Tons. 


Centre-street cruslier 


7,683 
18,597 
10,519 
23,992 
17,697 

9,679 
37,565 

4,234 




Chestnut Hill avenue crusher 

Codman-street crusher 

Colunibia-road crusher 


10 


Diniock-street crusher 




Kenney-street crusher 

Mosman-crusher 




Rosseter-street crusher 




Totals 


129,966 


10 



The records of the Board of Street Commissioners for the 
year 1901 show the following results : 



Streets laid out or extended 
Streets widened or relocated 
Increase in mileage 



25,217.68 Unear feet. 
95,682 square feet. 
4.776 miles. 



166 



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168 City Document No. 40. 



NAMES OF STREETS CHANGED. 

February 27, 1901. 

The public way at South Boston, leading from the south- 
westerly side of Summer street to A street, named Melcher 
street. 

The public way at West Roxbury, leading from the south- 
westerly side of South street, opposite Conway street to South 
Fairview street, named South Conway street. 

The public way extending in continuation of the present Dor- 
chester avenue, from Summer street to Congress street, named 
Dorchester avenue. 

The public way known as Charlestown street, changed to 
Washington street North. 

Hazel street. West Roxbury, from Enfield street to Rockview 
street, changed to Robinwood avenue. 

The name of that part of Mt. Vernon street. West Roxbury, 
which extends from the angle in said street, at Vermont street to 
Baker street, changed to Vermont street. 

Draper court, Dorchester, changed to Hendry street. 

Creek street, Dorchester, changed to Cireenmount street. 

Coolidge street, Brighton, changed to Coolidge road. 

Rockland street, Brighton, changed to Academy hill road. 

Swett street, changed to Southampton street. 

OPEN SPACES OR SQUARES NAMED. 

February 21. — Junction of Adams street and Neponset 
avenue, called King square. 

Junction of Neponset avenue and Freeport street, called 
Spaulding square. 

PROPERTY IN CHARGE OF THE DEPUTY SUPER- 
INTENDENT OF PAVING DIVISION. 

Buildings and wharf on Albany street, opposite Sharon street. 
The building is of brick and wood, and covers some 8,000 square 
feet of land, and is divided into a shed for storage, blacksmith's 
and carpenter's shops, tool-room and stable. The total contents 
of the lot, including wharf and building, are 63,180 square feet. 

Fort Hill Wharf, containing 21,054 square feet, placed in 
charge of the Paving Department May 18, 1874, to be used for 
the landing and storage of paving blocks and gravel until such 
time as said wharf shall be wanted for the extension of Oliver 
street. The greater part of said wharf is occupied by the Sanitary 
Division as a garbage dump, and the building thereon is leased to 
a tenant. 

Ledge lot on Washington street, corner Dimock street, Rox- 
bury, containing 134,671 square feet. Upon tins lot are buildings 
containing a steam-engine and stone-crusher. 

Highland street stable lot. Upon this lot is a large brick 



Street Department — Paving Division. 169 

stable, erected in 1873, and occupied by the Sanitary and Paving 
Divisions ; also a brick building used as a blacksmith's shop, and 
a shed for the storage of tools, etc. 

Ledge lot on Codman street, Dorchester, containing 299,000 
square feet, was purchased in 1870. Upon this lot is a shed 
containing a steam-engine and stone-cru§her, also a stable and 
tool-house. 

On the Almshouse lot, Hancock street, Dorchester, there are 
two stables, also a shed and tool-house. 

Ledge lot on Magnolia street and Bird place, Dorchester, con- 
taining 81,068 square feet. This lot was purchased by the town 
of Dorchester in 1867. 

Downer avenue lot, Dorchester, containing 35,300 square feet. 

On Child street, West Roxbury, a lot of land containing 43,024 
square feet, upon which are a stable and shed, blacksmith's shop, 
and tool-house. 

Gravel lot in the town of Milton, on Brush Hill road, contain- 
ing 64 523 square feet, leased May 13, 1843, by the town of 
Dorchester for 999 years ; also lot of land adjoining, containing 
about 30,000 square feet, owned by the City of Boston. 

Gravel lot on Morton street. Ward 23, containing about one- 
third of an acre, purchased by the town of West Roxbury in 
1870, used for storage purposes. 

Ledge and gravel lot, rear of LTnion street, containing about 
37,000 square feet, purchased by the town of Brighton. This lot 
is at present leased. 

Ledge lot on Chestnut Hill avenue, Brighton, containing about 
thirteen acres, upon which are an office, engine-house, stable and 
crusher plant. 

On Medford street, Charlestown, a wharf lot, foot of Elm 
street, containing 8,000 feet, upon which are sheds, office, 
stable, etc. 

In South Boston, corner of H and Ninth streets, stable, car- 
riage-house, shed, tool-house and office on leased land. 

On Hereford street, a yard with shed, tool-house and office. 

Wharf, known as Atkin's Wharf, 521 Commercial street, pur- 
chased in 1887 for $24,000, containing 22,553 square feeet, having 
on it an office and stable, also Slate wharf adjoining on lease. 

On Centre street. West- Roxbury, buildings containing engines, 
stone-crushers, tools, etc., on leased land. 

On Rosseter street, Dorchester, buildings containing engines, 
stone-crushers, tools, etc., on leased land. 

On Revere street, wharf for storing paving blocks, etc. 

Wharf on Chelsea street, East Boston, containing 61,000 
square feet, with buildings, purchased in 1897 for $15,000. 

Wharf on East Eagle street. East Boston, known as Glendon 
wharf, used jointly with Sanitary, Sewer and Street Cleaning 
Divisions. Upon this lot are sheds, stable and offices on leased 
land. 

On Montebello and Iffley roads. West Roxbury, buildings con- 
taining engines, stone-crushers, tools, etc., on leased land. 



170 



City Document No. 40. 



On Kenney street, Roxbury, buildings containing engines, 
stone-cruslaers, tools, etc., on leased land. 

On Columbia road, Dorchester, buildings containing engines, 
stone-crushers, tools, etc., on leased land. 

On Hamlin street, South Boston, lot used for storage purposes. 

On Mt. Vernon street; West Roxbury, yard lot, belonging to 
the Schoolhouse Commission, used for storage purposes. 

On Massachusetts avenue. South End, lot used for storage 
purposes. 

On Savin Hill avenue, Dorchester, crushing plant, on ledge of 
John McMorrow. 

STREET OPENINGS. 

Permits have been issued from this office for making openings 
in the public streets during the year ending January 31, 1902, as 
follows : 

Street Openings. 



Permits. 


- Feet. 


10 


102 


3 


200 


1 


75 


1 


40 


27 


3,146 


398 


5,239 


13 


330 


17 


1,203 


32 


622 


894 


47,442 


2,326 


161,129 


5 


146 


17 


482 


345 


49,803 


539 


277,147 


13 


773 


680 


87,346 


443 


3,164 


381 


96,849 


121 


2,573 


349 


22,529 


921 


48,739 


( 


363 


137 


30,425 


143 


13,297 


4 


1,896 


1 


20 


3 


225 


27 


5,376 


10 


160,136 


5 


690 


598 


•94,527 


4 


195 



American Telegraph and Telephone Company 

Automatic Fire Alarm Company 

Boston City Hospital Trustees 

Boston Cemetery Department 

Boston Fire Department 

Boston Lamp Department 

Boston Park Department • 

Boston Police Department 

Boston Public Grounds- Department 

Boston Street Department (Sewer Division) . 

Boston Water Department 

Boston & Albany Railroad Company 

Boston & Maine Raih-oad Company 

Boston Electric Light Company , 

Boston Elevated Railway Company 

Boston Low Tension Wire Association , 

Boston Gas Light Company 

Boston Pneumatic Transit Company , 

Brookline Gas Light Company 

Charlestown Gas and Electric Company , 

Dorchester Gas Light Company 

Edison Electric Illuminating Company , 

Eastern Cold Storage Company 

East Boston Gas Light Company , 

Jamaica Plain Gas Light Company , 

Lynn & Boston Railroad Company 

Massachtisetts Homojopathic Hospital 

Massachusetts Pipe Line Gas Company 

Massachusetts Telephone and Telegraph 
Company 

Metropolitan Water and Sewerage Board. ... 

Metropolitan Contracting Company 

New England Telephone and Telegraph Com- 
pany 

New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad 
Comj^any 

Carried f 07 ward 



8,475 



1,116,229 



Street Department — Paving Division. 171 

street Openings. — Concluded. 



Permit4. 



Feet. 



Brought forward 

Old Colony Street Railway Company 

Postal Telegraph Cable Company 

Quincy Market Cold Storage Company 

Roxbury Gas Light Company 

South Boston Gas Light Company 

Simpson Brothers Corporation 

Standard Oil Company 

Union Freight Railway Company 

Western Union Telegraph Company 

Miscellaneous 

Emergency Permits, Class A 

Emergency Permits returned as used, 1,417; 
estimated length in feet 



8,475 

13 

13 

54 

313 

274 

83 

6 

2 

21 

2,667 

2,176 



1,116,229 

4,292 

741 

2,100 

66,881 

49,488 

9,731 

52 

1,000 

8,600 

263,476 



8,502 



Total. 



14,097 



1,531,092 



Making a total length of openings of about 290 miles. 

Permits other than for street openings have been granted as 
follows : 

Permits. 
1 
192 
154 
27 
4,090 
6,455 
461 
16 
601 
760 
2,525 
14 
582 
14 
93 
452 
129 
115 
1,032 
347 



Advertising by man wearing hat and coat lettered 
Cleaning snow from roofs 
Dumping snow in public alleys 
Driving cattle ..... 

Erecting, removing and repairing awnings 
Erecting and repairing buildings . 
Feeding horses on the street 

Moving buildings 

Loading and unloading goods 

Pedlers (two classes) .... 

Placing signs flat on buildings 

Painting signs or notices on obstruction fences 

Raising and lowering safes, machinery, etc. 

Selling from areas 

Selling from doors and windows . 

Selling from farmers' wagon-stands 

Special permits for June 17, July 4 and other holidays 

Special perinits for various purposes . 

Extension of permits . =- . 

Emergency permits, class B . 



Permits to Project Electric Lamps and Signs as follows 



Boston Electric Light Company 

Charlestown Gas and Electric Company 

Edison Electric Illuminating Company 

Block Plant Electric Light Company .... 

Kitson Hydro-Carbon Heating and Incandescent Lighting 

pany 

Petroleum Incandescent Lighting Company 
Suburban Light and Power Company .... 
Washington Incandescent Company .... 



Com 



45 
6 

73 

2 

25 
3 



Total 18,229 



172 City Document No. 40. 

Total number of permits for street openings .... 14,097 
Total number of permits for all other purposes . . . . 18,229 



Grand total of permits issued 32,326 

All bonds excepting those of corporations are guaranteed by 
some one of the surety companies authorized to do business iu 
the State of Massachusetts. 

There are now on file 1,147 such bonds, and there have been 
375 bonds cancelled during the year. 

About 400 notices were sent early in the year to storekeepers 
and householders in connection with selling fruit, etc., from 
doorways, windows and areas, and care has been taken to see 
that the premises have been kept clean. 

There have been 16,132 notices sent to the vp.rious foremen dur- 
ing the year, directing them to repair defects in the public streets 
which had been reported by the police, inspectors and others ; also 
5,940 letters and notices to departments, corporations and private 
parties to repair the streets where they had received permits for 
openings, and the resurfacing had been improperly done, and to 
owners of estates where coal-holes or sidewalk lights were 
defective. 

Notices have been sent to departments, corporations and owners 
of abutting estates on streets where improvements were about to 
be made in 3,318 instances. 

Three hundred and four notices have been sent to departments 
and corporations at the request of the Chief Engineer of the Pav- 
ing Division, calling for various changes on account of street 
improvements. In each case permits have been inclosed allowing 
them to do the work. 

Inspectors. 

Inspectors are now located at the various paving yards, with 
the exception of those required in the office for emergency work. 
They report each day by mail to the permit office, regarding 
defects in the pubhc streets, and notices are sent to the proper 
parties directing repairs to be made. 

There have been other inspectors detailed to serve with and at 
the expense of the various corporations excavating in the streets, 
who make a written report weekly on blanks prepared for the 
purpose. 

Artificial Stone Sidewalks. 

One hundred and sixty-seven of the permits issued from this 
office have been for the construction of these wallcs, which have 
been completed and inspected this present year by the inspector 
detailed for this purpose. 

All walks constructed in 1896, and maintenance guarantee 
expiring this year, have been carefully examined and all, except- 
ing those with small defects, were repaired by the different con- 
tractors and put in good condition under the terms of their 
contract. 



Street Department — Paving Division. 



173 



lu connection mth the general inspection of artificial stone 
sidewalks, 180 inspections have been made on accident cases and 
claims in connection with the work of the Street Department. 

Street Numbering. 

During the year ten whole streets were numbered or renum- 
bered, 534 parts of streets were numbered and 3,055 metallic 
figures were supplied. 

The appended table explains the work done by districts, and in 
addition gives the number of estates numbered, and the number 
of changes made necessary by renumbering or other cause. 





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Bill Boards. 

The ever-increasing complaint about bill boards has received 
proper notice, and an inspector has given special attention to 
this matter. 

A list showing the location of each bill board in this city has 
been prepared, so that if a complaint is made against any par- 
ticular board the owner is promptly notified. 

Very many of the boards are located on private land just back 
of the hue of the sidewalk, and therefore are beyond the control 
of this department ; but the inspector has been able to have the 
streets kept clean from paper which has been torn or blown off 
from such boards, and the complaints against bill boards have 
been very few the past year as compared with previous years. 



174 City Document No. 40. 



APPENDIX D. 



REPORT OF THE DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT OF 
THE SANITARY DIVISION. 



Rooms 917-920 Tremont Building, 

Boston, February 1, 1902. 

James Donovan, Esq., 

Superintendent of Streets : 

Dear Sir, — I respectfully submit the annual report of 
the expenditures, income and operation of the Sanitary Divi- 
sion of the Street Department during the financial year end- 
ing January 31, 1902. 

The Sanitary Division has charge of the removal of house 
offal, waste, rubbish, house dirt and ashes accumulated from 
burning of material for heating buildings and domestic pur- 
poses. 

North of Massachusetts avenue this division collects ashes 
under what is known as the " block system." Ashes are 
removed from hotels and business buildings daily, from pri- 
vate residences twice a week ; waste and rubbish, including 
store dirt is removed in this section twice a week before 8.30 
A.M., in order that pedestrians may not be inconvenienced. 
Offal is removed from hotels daily, from restaurants where 
such removal is requested and from private residences twice 
a week. 

South of Massachusetts avenue, and in the outlying dis- 
tricts, ashes and offal are removed once a week except in the 
summer months, when offal is collected twice a week. 

Suitable dumping places are becoming scarce, and the 
matter of increased expense to the division on this account is 
a subject to be carefully considered. Some relief in the dis- 
position of ashes collected in Charlestown and portions of 
the North and West Ends might be had by the location of a 
dumping scow in the vicinity of Charles River avenue, as 
during the past year 16,036 loads of ashes were dumped at 
East Cambridge, the nearest obtainable dump to the West 



Street Department — Sanitary Division. 175 

End, for which privilege the division paid the sum of 
$1,026.70. 

The rapid increase in population and taxable property of 
Dorchester should entitle it to the same improvement in the 
collection and disposal of offal that other sections of the city 
are now enjoying. 

This has been neglected in the past on account of the wide 
area covered by the district, and the necessity of greatly in- 
creasing the expense to accomplish the work, owing to the 
lack of facilities to readily handle the material after collec- 
tion. The first step in the solution of this problem was 
made in 1901, by the purchase by the city of a parcel of land 
and flats admirably adapted to meet the requirements of this 
division. As a tide-water location is a necessary adjunct for 
the economical disposition of material collected, it would be 
difficult to find a better location anywhere in Doj Chester than 
the one now owned by the city, as the wharf will set back 
400 feet from the street and 550 feet from the nearest resi- 
dence and all possibility of objection on account of prox- 
imity to residences is removed, and as the department is 
bound by contract to deliver the offal of Dorchester to the 
New England Sanitary Product Company into scows pro- 
vided by the, company, this location will furnish an ideal 
berth for carrjdng out the contract. 

The Street Department has plans for the construction of 
the most approved dumping arrangements obtainable in 
modern practice, a design for a practical dump which fulfils 
every requirement that could be imposed for the transfer of 
the materials collected in the district that require disposition 
other than being used as a filling. 

The wharf facilities could be made ample for the reception 
of paving materials of all descriptions, lumber, etc., dj-ain 
pipe, and other necessary articles used in the work of the 
Street Department. In fact, the present location is admirably 
adapted to the needs jof a combination Street Department 
yard for this district, and as such, if the necessary funds for 
equi]Dping it can be obtained, would prove almost invaluable. 

The City Government of 1900 authorized a loan of 
$75,000 for the purchase of land and erection of buildings 
for the Sanitary and Street Cleaning Divisions in the Dor- 
chester district. A wharf property located on Freeport 
street was purchased for the sum of $22,500, plans, estimates 
and specifications were drawn for stables and shops, and 
other incidental expenses brought the total expended to 
$24,578.96, leaving an unexpended balance of $50,421.04. 
This money should be used for the purpose designed, namely, 
the establishment of a Sanitarj' and Street Cleaning yard 



176 City Document No. 40. 

for the Dorchester district, and an additional $50,000 should 
be provided to equip the yard for this division and put it on 
a working basis equal to the yards in other districts. 

Some opposition was raised to the establishment of a sani- 
tary yard on Freeport street, owing to the intention of the 
department to dispose of the garbage collected in this district 
from that point. 

The opposition was needless, as the dump designed to be 
used for the final disposition of the ashes and garbage con- 
templated a method that would be free from objection, that 
is, the dump was to be a covered one, and particular care was 
to be paid to its sanitary arrangements, so that no refuse 
could get overboard to contaminate the waters of the bay. 

The Street Department consulted the New England Sani- 
tary Product Company, the present contractors for the final 
disposition of the garlDage, and was assured by the company 
that the boats used would be kept clean, and the garbage 
removed at the direction of the Street Department, so that 
the quantity of offal collected in this district (amounting 
approximately to 10 per cent, of that collected in the entire 
city) could be handled without giving offense. 
Respectfully yours, 

Daniel P. Sullivan, 

Deputy Superintendent. 

FINANCIAL STATEMENT. 

Amount of appropriation ..... $637,000 00 
Transfered from special appropriation, " Repairs on 

stables," Public Buildings Department . . 3,000 00 

Total amount of appropriation . 

Transferred to Paving Division . 

Transferred to Soldier's Relief Depart- 
ment ..... 

Transferred to Insane and State Insti 
tutions ..... 

Transferred to Music Department 

Total amount expended by Sanitary Division, $623,000 50 

The total expenditures of the division including 
work done for other divisions and departments, 
and paid for by them was . $665,840 93 

Less amounts paid by other divisions 

and departments . . . 42,840 43 

Net cost of maintenance Sanitary Division . . $623,000 50 



. 


$640,000 00 


. $6,999 50 




. 1,841 37 




. 7,627 63 




531 00 


16,999 50 





Street Department — Sanitary Division. 177 



Total Cost of Removal of House Dirt, Ashes, Waste, 
Rubbish and House Offal. 

Salaries, deputy superintendent, clerks and fore- 
men $19,807 09 

Office supplies and expenses . . . . 3,069 86 

Ashes, Waste and HubMsh Account. 

Expended for labor, as per pay-rolls, $181,183 90 
Expended for hired teams, as per 

pay-rolls 62,410 50 

Expended for disposition of ashes, 20,496 39 
Expended for disposition of waste 

and rubbish . . . . 20,350 19 

Expended for stock, as per ledger 

accounts . . . . . 54,488 97 

Expended on contract, part of West , 

Roxbury 2,440 83 

Expended on contracts, Dorchester, 10,431 66 



House Offal Account 

Expended for labor, as per pay-rolls 
Expended for hired teams as per pay- 
rolls ..... 
Expended for disposition of offal 
Expended for stock, etc., as per 

ledger .... 

Expended on contract. East Boston 
Expended on contract, Brighton 
Expended on contract, part of West 

Roxbury .... 
Expended on contract, Dorchester 



351,802 44 



$100,720 98 

7,335 00 

51,292 65 

29,056 93 

8,305 93 

2,650 00 

1,575 00 

6,650 00 



Construction, Repair and Horseshoeing Shops 
Account. 
Foreman ........ 

Expended for labor . . . $30,67827 

Expended for stock '. . . 18,087 71 

Allowed time for holidays . . $31,522 47 

Medical attendance and allowed time 

for injured men .... 1,890 40 



Total expenditures of the Sanitary Division, for 
year ending January 31, 1902 .... 

Average price per cart load to remove 
and dispose of waste material, $1.45. 

Carried forward . . . 



207,586 49 

1,396 20 
48,765 98 

33,412 87 
5665,840 93 

. $665,840 93 



178 



City Document No. 40. 



brought forioard ..... 

Revenue Received ekom Outside Divisions and 
Departments fok Board and Care of 
Horses, Rent, Use of Dumping Boats, 
Shoeing, and for Repairing Vehicles, etc. 



$665,840 93 



Bridge Division 
County of Suffolk . 
Paving Division 
Sewer Division 
Street Cleaning Division 
Street Watering Division 



$557 82 

2,098 42 

12,092 66 

6,321 40 

21,121 92 

648 21 



Income. 



42,840 43 
1623,000 50 



Amounts of moneys deposited and bills presented to the City 
Collector for material sold and work performed by the Sanitary 
Division of the Street Department during the year ending January 
31, 1902. 

Moneys Deposited with City Collector. 

.From letting of scow privileges . . . . $1,286 70 



Bills Deposited with City Collector. 

For removal of engine ashes . . $11,496 20 

For sale of manure . . . 377 74 

Horse-show prize money ... 50 00 

For renting portion of Fort Hill Wharf, 1,135 00 



13,058 94 



$14,345 64 



Street Department — Sanitary Division. 179 



Items of Expenditures and Revenue. 



Items. 



Total Amount 
Expended. 



Amount Paid 
by Other 
Divisions. 



Amount Charged 

to Sanitary 

Division. 



Salaries of deputy and clerks, 

Salaries of foremen 

Labor in removing house dirt 
and ashes 

Labor, sub-foreman and in- 
spectors, collecting house 
dirt and ashes 

Extra teams, collecting house 
dirt and ashes 

Collection of house dirt and 
ashes, West Roxbury, North 
and South Dorchester 

Disposition of ashes 

Ash stock, consisting of shov- 
els, carts, covers, etc 

Labor, removing vfaste and 
rubbish 

Labor, sub-foreman and in- 
spectors on waste and rub- 
bish 

Extra teams, on vs^aste and 
rubbish 

Disposition of vraste and rub- 
bish 

Labor, removing house offal. 

Labor, sub-foreman and in- 
spectors, removing house 
offal 

Extra teams, removing house 
offal 

Removing house offal in East 
Boston, Brighton, West Rox- 
bury and Dorchester 

Offal stock, consisting of vrag- 
ons, buckets, etc 

Disposition of house offal . . . 

Labor of men employed in 
stables and yards 

Allowed time and holidays . . 

Grain ^ . . 

Hay and straw 

Medical attendance and al- 
lowed time on account of 
injured men 

Horses 

Veterinary services and medi- 
cines 

Stable and yard furnishings, 
consisting of currycombs, 
sponges, brushes, etc 

Outside board and care of 
horses 

Carried forward 



$10,870 97 
10,332 32 

117,949 93 



14,387 35 
61,943 GO 

12,872 49 
20,496 39 

419 09 

28,739 15 

2,947 50 
467 50 

20,350 19 

75,906 00 

7,655 02 
7,335 00 

19,180 98 

3,051 02 
51,292 65 

34,319 93 
31,522 47 
16,549 70 
14,804 35 



1,890 40 
6,210 60 

4,052 79 



1,790 30 
1,518 09 



$578,855 73 



143 35 
16,424 13 

1,825 36 



904 84 



6,185 00 



553 50 



9,668 77 



467 75 



175 70 

2,494 08 

1,999 53 

1,477 64 

620 78 



$10,870 97 
10,288 97 

101,525 80 



12,561 99 
61,943 00 

12,872 49 
19,591 55 

419 09 

22,554 15 

2,394 00 

467 50 

20,350 19 
66,237 23 

7,187 27 
7,335 00 

19,180 93 

3,051 02 
51,il6 95 

31,825 85 
29,522 94 
15,072 06 

14,183 57 



1,890 40 
6,210 60 

4,052 79 



1,790 30 
1,518 69 



$42,840 43 



$536,015 30 



180 City Documejstt No. 40. 

Items of Expenditure and Revenue. — Concluded. 



Items. 



Notal Amount 
Expended. 



Amount Paid 
by Other 
Divisions. 



Amount Chargi 
to Sanitary 
Division. 



Brought forward 

Outside horseslioeing, black- 
smith andwheelwrigiitwork, 
harnesses and painting 

Labor, stock and tools, black- 
smith shop 

Labor, stock, etc., wheel- 
wright shop 

Labor, stock, etc., paint shop. 

Labor, stock, etc., harness 
shop 

Labor, stock, etc., plumbing 
and gasfitting 

Labor, stock, etc., horseshoe- 
ing shop. South Yard 

Labor, stock, etc., horseshoe- 
ing shop, West Yard 

Dumping boats, labor, stock, 
etc 

Eepairs on stables and sheds, 

Fuel 

Gas 

Electric light 

Electric power 

Printing 

Stationery ^ 

Advertising 

Rents 

Tolls and fares 

Telephone 

Office items and expenses .... 

Damages caused by city 
teams 

Taxes on Hecht estate as per 
lease 

Use of hired horses 

Totals 



1578,855 73 

2,410 17 

14,927 52 

10,279 32 
7,920 06 

8,298 72 

92 19 

4,475 59 

2,002 58 

4,355 08 

1,666 83 

1,066 34 

1,096 85 

574 92 

781 07 

2,111 76 

342 75 

392 62 

15.408 16 

332 65 

1,016 34 

615 35 

31 31 

3,722 02 
3,065 00 



$42,840 43 



$665,840 93 



$42,840 43 



$536,015 30 

2,410 17 

14,927 52 

10,279 32 

7,920 06 

8,298 72 

92 ra 

4,475 59 

2,002 58 

4,355 08 

1,666 83 

1,066 34 

1,096 85 

674 92 

781 07 

2,111 76 

342 75 

392 62 

15,408 16 

332 65 

1,016 34 

615 35 

31 31 

3,722 02 

3,065 00 



$623,000 50 



Force Employed on House Dirt, Ashes, Waste and Rubbish. 



Department 


No. 


Hired 
Teams. 


Contractors' Teams. 


Force. 


Nortli 
D orchester. 


South 
Dorchester. 


West 
Roxbury. 


Total.- 




7 

15 

4 

123 

148 

26 










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Inspectors 

Tallymen 

Teamsters 

Helpers 

Dumpers 










15 










4 


40 
40 


6 
6 


4 
4 


2 
3 


175 

201 

26 












Totals 


323 


80 


12 


8 


5 


428 







Steeet Department — Sanitary Division. 181 

Amount of House Dirt and Ashes Removed. 



Yeak. 




No. OF Loads 
OF 44 Cu. Ft. 


1897 
1898 
1899 
1900 
1901 


House dirt and ashes, including waste and rubbish, 

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u u ic li exclusive of " " " 

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389,098 
394,937 
329,096 
344,682 
342,940 



Amount of Waste and Rubbish Removed. 



Year. 


Ntjmbee OF Loads. 


Paper Cart. 


Market Wagon. 


1899 


14,903 
11,452 
11,534 


3,020 
5,494 
7,791 


1900 


1901 





Force Employed on House Offal. 



Department 


No. 


Hired 
Teams. 


Contractors' Teams. 


Force. 


East 
Boston. 


Brighton. 


Dorchester. 


West 
Eoxbury. 


Total. 


Sub-foremen. . 


3 
5 
65 
69 
4 
1 












3 


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Teamsters. . . . 

Helpers 

Dumpers 

Tallymen 












5 


4 
5 


6 

7 


3 
3 


8 
15 


2 
3 


88 

102 

4 












1 














Totals 


147 


9 


13 


6 


23 


5 


203 



Amount of House Offal Removed. 



Year. 



No. OF Loads. 



1897 
1898 
1899 
1900 
1901 



56,783 
57,764 
59,956 
62,975 
66,758 



182 



City Document No. 40. 



Material Collected by Districts. 





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27,044 

272 
4,100 


18,141 
5,520 


18,878 

225 
3,043 


13,043 


18,443 


29,336 


70,167 

855 
10,426 


76,123 

9,250 
22,527 


71,765 

8,723 
10,617 


342,940 

19,325 
66,758 


House offal, 


1,694 


3,253 


5,578 


Totals 


31,416 


23,661 


22,146 


14,737 


21,696 


34,914 


81,448 


107,900 


91,105 


429,023 



Number of Loads of Material Collected from January 31, 1896, to 
February 1, 1902. 



Years. 


Waste and Rubbish. 


Ashes. 


Offal. 


Total Loads. 


1897 




389,098 
394,937 
329,096 
344,682 
1 342,940 


56,783 
57,764 
59,956 
62,975 

2 66,758 


445,881 


1898 




452,701 


1899 

1900 

1901 


19,815 

18,460 

* 19,325 


408,867 
426,117 
429,023 



*Average weight of load of waste and rubbish in 1900, 949 lbs.; 1901, 1,179 lbs., 
aggregating a difference of 2,632 tons more removed in 1901. 

1 Collected by West Roxbury Contractor 7,700 loads of ashes. 

" " North Dorchester " 17,741 " " " 

" " South Dorchester " 11,595 " " " 

Total 37,036 

2 Collected by East Boston Contractor 5,520 loads of offal. 

" " Brighton " 1,694 " " " 

"West Roxbury " 1,498 " " 

" " Dorchester " 5,578 " " " 

Total 14,290 

Final Disposition of all Waste Material by the Sanitary Division Collected from 
February 1, 1901, to February 1, 1902, for this and other Divisions. 





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19,325 

66,758 
33,849 

2,884 


222,688 
1,216 


83,216 
524 




37,036 




342,940 


Waste and rub- 




17,585 


19,325 




52,724 


14,034 


66,758 


Street sweepings. 
Cesspool dirt 




83,849 

2,884 




33,849 










2,884 












Total 


465,756 


223,904 


120,473 


52,724 


51,070 


17,585 


465,756 







Stkbet Department — Sanitary Division. 183 



Amount Expended for Collection of House Dirt, Ashes, Waste and Rubbish and 
House Offal, Labor, Hired Teams and Contracts, and Disposition of same. 
Deducting Salaries of Foremen, Yard and Stable Labor, Stock, etc. 



Districts. 



Waste and 
Rubbish. 



Expended for Collecting 



Ashes. 



Offal. 



1. 

2. 

3. 

4. 

5. 

6. 

7. 

3-9. 

10. 

11. 



South Boston 

East Boston 

Charlestown 

Brighton 

West Eoxbury 

Dorchester 

Eoxbury 

South End and Back Bay . 

North and West End 

Dumping Boats 



$864 00 
191' 



1,693 00 

18,812 00 
10,642 00 
19,802 34 



118,653 55 
11,177 96 
13,681 61 

9,429 85 
11,166 58 
12,190 66 
51,611 29 
65,132 15 
47,968 78 

4,376 55 



110,224 45 

8,914 17 

8,208 14 

3,321 35 

6,258 25 

6,834 00 

27,512 58 

38,286 90 

16,707 44 

50,293 35 



Totals 



^51,504 34 



$245,388 98 



$176,560 63 



Number of Carts and Wagons Collecting House Dirt and Ashes, Waste, Rubbish 

and Offal. 



Iron. 



Wooden. 



Total. 



Offal wagons 



in use by the Sanitary Division 

" Thomas Mulligan, East Boston. 

" John Newbury, Brighton 

" David M. Biggs, Dorchester — 
' ' John Krug, West Roxbury 



Ash carts in use by the Sanitary Division 

" " " John J. Moore, West Roxbury. 
" " " John McShane, Dorchester 



Market wagons in use by the Sanitary Division. 
Paper carts in use by the Sanitagy Division 



Ash and offal sleds. 
Total 



54 

7 

8 

12 

3 

178 

3 

12 



193 



48 
150 



521 



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186 City Document No. 40. 

Maintenance of Fort Hill Wharf and Dumping Boats. 

Amount Expe^ided. 

For towing by department tow boat . $10,767 50 
For towing by hired tow boat . . 2,554 00 



13,321 50 
For repairs on wharves and boats . . . 4,139 81 

For rents $4,000 00 

For dumping-boat stock and supphes . 215 27 

For labor, messengers, crew and clumpers, 7,364 19 
For hoUdays and allowed time, injured 

men 379 40 

11,958 86 



),420 17 



Number of trips to sea by department 

tow boats ..... 252 

Number of trips to sea by hired boats, 75 



327 



Cost per Load, Including Rents, etc., of Towing to Sea 
Waste Material Belonging to this and other Divisions. 

The number of loads of waste material carried to 

sea- 120,473 

The cost per cart load ..... 24.04 cents 

The cost per boat load . . . . .89.97 cents 

Division Construction, Repair and Horseshoeing Shops. 

An extensive plant is located at the South Yard, 650 Albany 
street, opposite East Newton street, where the construction of and 
repairs on street and other department carriages, carts, wagons, 
etc., are made, together with the painting of the same. Harnesses 
are repaired and many made, horseshoeing done, and all street 
signs are painted for the Paving Division. 

For work done and materials furnished for outside divisions 
and departments there was received by the different shops as 
follows : 



Wheelwright shop 
Blacksmith shop 
Paint shop 
Harness shop 

Horseshoeing shop. South End 
Horseshoeing shop. West End 
Carried forioard 



H,936 55 
7,872 56 
5,099 39 
2,180 53 
1,947 50 
1,564 00 
$23,600 53 



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Brought forioard 



i,600 53 



For work done and material furnished for the 
Sanitary Di^dsion there was expended in the differ- 
ent shops as follows : 



Wheelwright shop 

Blacksmith shop 

Paint shop 

Harness shop 

Horseshoeing shop, South End 

Horseshoeing shop, West End 



$5,482 21 

7,059 96 

2,820 67 

6,118 19 

4,788 32 

449 08 



Total amount paid out, stock and labor, all divi- 
sions and departments . . . 
Foremen in charge .... $1,396 20 
Allowed time 3,050 77 



26,718 43 



$50,318 96 



4,446 97 



$54,765 93 



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Detailed Account of Amount Paid for Work done by the 
Sanitary Division for other Divisions of the Street 
Department and other Departments. 



For repair and construction work . 

For horseshoeing ..... 

For use of dumping boats .... 

For hay, grain, straw, board and care of horses 
For feeders, watchman and stableman . 
For fuel, hght and telephone 

For board and care of sick horses at Veterinary Hos 
pital . . . . ... 

For rent for use of Litchfield's Wharf . 



$20,089 03 
3,511 50 
8,323 29 
3,304 12 
1,443 22 
779 77 

189 50 
5,200 00 

$42,840 43 



Lands and Buildings in Charge of the Sanitary Division. 
South Boston Stable. (^Leased.) 

Stables and sheds, with accommodations for 19 horses, located 
317 and 319 First street. South Boston, 

JEast Boston Stable. - [Leased.) 

Stables and sheds with accommodations for 15 horses, located 
at 324 East Eagle street, and are occupied jointly by Paving, 
Sewer, Street Cleaning and Sanitary Divisions. 

Gharlestown Stable. 

With accommodations for 25 horses, situated on Rutherford 
avenue; lot contains 17,300 square feet of land; stable built in 
1875, cost, $5,083.07 ; sheds and outbuildings built in 1879. 

Brighton. 

Accommodation is provided by the Sewer Division at its stable 
on Western avenue for five horses of the Sanitary Division. 

Highland Stable. 

With accommodations for 72 horses on the old Almshouse lot, 
Highland street, containing 81,082 square feet. A part of this 
stable and adjoining lot is used by the Paving Division. There is 
on this lot a brick stable, built in 1873, which cost $88,594.13. 
On this lot is an offal-shed, erected in 1875, "at a cost of 
$1,160.12. The offal-shed was abandoned April 1, 1897, and in 
1900 part of it was remodelled and is now used as a carriage house 
and wash-room. 

South City Stables^ Shops and Sheds. 

Situated on Albany street, opposite Newton street. The lot 
belonged to the city before being used for this pui'pose, and con- 
tains 90,780 feet. 



Street Department — Sanitary Division. 191 

The stables and buildings connected tlierewith are of brick. 
There are also on the premises five wooden sheds, used for stor- 
ing wagons, etc. The stable is two stories high, .with French 
roof, and has accommodations for 100 horses. Twenty-three 
horses are kept in sheds. Total original cost, exclusive of land, 
$79,089.23. In 1899 a Veterinary Hospital was built and 
equipped for the purpose of caring for sick and disabled horses. 

Connected with stables are blacksmith, wheelwiight, paint and 
harnessmakers' shops, in which wagons, carts, harnesses, etc., 
used by this and other departments are constructed and kept in 
repair ; also, a horseshoeing shop for shoeing the horses of the 
department, located in this section of the city. 

West Stables and /Sheds. 

The stable is a brick building, a story and a half high, 128 
feet by 50, located on North Grove street, built in 1860, with 
outbuildings attached to same. It has accommodations for 90 
horses in stables and sheds. The lot contains about 45,152 
square feet. On May 11, 1896, a horseshoeing shop was estab- 
lished for the purpose of shoeing the horses of the department 
stabled in this section of the city. 

I^ort mil Wharf. 

Containing 21,054 square feet, placed in charge of the Sanitary 
Division ; used as a dumping-station for the city's garbage and 
refuse, and as a mooring-place for dumping boats and scows 
which convey this material to sea and to the plant of the New 
England Sanitary Product Company ; cost of constructing plat- 
form and dredging dock, $6,219.33. There are three Barney 
dumping boats, one of which was purchased during the past year, 
and these are in continual use, and are towed to sea by the 
Department tug -boat " Cormorant." 

A portion of this wharf is used by the Street Cleaning Divi- 
sion as a locker for patrol push carts, etc., and a part is in use by 
the Paving Division. 

Packard'' s Wharf. {Leased.') 

Situated at 464 Atlantic avenue, used as a berth for dumping 
boats in connection with Fort Hill Wharf. Leased from the 
widow and heirs of Henry C. Snow. 

Hechfs ^harf. {Leased.) 

Situated at 466 to 470 Atlantic avenue, containing about 
35,460 square feet; leased from Jacob H. Hecht, March 1, 1898, 
for a period of ten (10) years. This wharf adjoins Fort Hill 
Wharf, and is occupied in part by the New England Sanitary 
Product Company as a berth for their scows, and also by the 
buildings of the City Refuse Utilization Company for the disposal 
of waste and rubbish. This property is now owned by the Mid- 
dlesex Trust. 



192 City Document No. 40 



APPENDIX E. 



REPORT OF THE DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT OF THE 
SEWER DIVISION. 



30 Tkemont Stkeet, Boston, February 1, 1902. 
Mk. James Donovan, Superintendent of Streets : 

Deae, Sir, — I respectfully submit report of the expendi- 
tures, income and operation of the Sewer Division for the 
financial jear ending January 31, 1902, together with recom- 
mendations as to the future development of the sewer 
system. 

The work of the Sewer Division is as follows : 

The preparation of plans for sewerage works, the construc- 
tion and maintenance of all drainage works, inclisiding the 
investigation of complaints in regard to defective drainage, 
the granting of permits for sewer connections and the prepa- 
ration of plans for the assessment of the cost of construction ; 
also the examination of the plans of other corporations pro- 
posing to construct works in public streets, with reference to 
their probable interference with sewerage works, and approval 
of lines and grades of private streets with reference to the 
requirements of this division. 

The five-year period, for which an agreement had been 
made with the Metropolitan Water and Sewerage Board for 
the handling of the Metropolitan sewage, having expired, the 
city during the past year made a new agreement with the 
aforesaid board, covering a period from 1901, "until other 
provision for the discharge of the sewage from said sewerage 
districts shall be made." Following is the agreement : 

"Agreement between the Metropolitan Water and Sewerage 
Board, of the State of Massachusetts and the City of Boston, 
relative to the pumping of sewage of the Metropolitan districts 
by the main drainage works of the City of Boston." 

"The Metropolitan Water and Sewerage Board, to which, 
by chapter 168 of the Acts of the year 1901, was trans- 
ferred all the power, rights, duties and liabihties of the 
Metropohtan Sewerage Commissioners, acting for the Common- 
wealth of Massachusetts, and the Mayor of the City of Boston, 



Stkeet Department — Sewer Division. 193 

acting for the city, hereto authorized by chapter 502 of the Acts 
of the year 1897, and by an agreement entered into thereunder by 
the Board of Metropohtan Sewerage Commissioners and the Mayor 
of the City of Boston, dated December 31, 1897, hereby agree 
and determine as follows : 

The Commonwealth shall, after the year 1901, pay to the City 
of Boston, in the month of January in each year, as follows : 

For the year 1901, a total sum, on account of the sewerage 
districts referred to in the Act of 1897 and agreement, of eighty- 
three thousand, eight hundred and ninety-two dollars and eleven 
cents ($83,892.11) ; and for each year hereafter, until other pro- 
visions for the discharge of the sewage from the said sewerage 
districts shall be made, the sum of eighty-three thousand, eight 
hundred and ninety-two dollars and eleven cents ($83,892.11), 
increased by four hundred and fifty dollars ($450) and by the 
amount of three and twenty-five hundredths per cent. (3.25%) 
of twenty-three and eighty-two hundredths percent. (23.82%) of 
the cost of construction of the sewers and works forming a part 
of said portion of said City of Boston's system of sewage discharge 
and works lying between Gainsborough street and the point of 
discharge into the water at Moon Island, between Granite avenue 
bridge, Dorchester, and Moon Island, as shall have been paid 
after January 1, 1902 ; provided, however, that no part of the 
cost of construction of any such sewer or work which the said 
Board and said Mayor shall agree, or, in case they cannot agree, 
which a third person selected by the said Board and Mayor, shall 
find ought not to be paid by the Commonwealth, shall be used in 
determining any such amount. 

Inasmuch, however, as said sum of eighty-three thousand, eight 
hundred and ninety-two dollars and eleven cents ($83,892.11) is 
in part made up of interest at the rate of three and nine hundred 
and eighty-seven thousandths per cent, (3.987%) on the original 
capital expenditure of five milhon dollars ($5,000,000), it is 
agreed that if there shall be in any year a reduction in the rate of 
interest from said percentage, by refunding or otherwise, paid by 
the City of Boston on its said capital expenditures, then the 
Commonwealth, through the Metropolitan Water and Sewerage 
Board, shall receive the proper proportional benefit of such 
reduction. 

The above payments do not include any sum to be paid to the 
City of Boston for the sewage of the City of Quincy under its 
agreement with the City of Boston. 

Signed this thirty-first day of December, 1901. 
(Signed) Henry H. Sprague, 
(Signed) Henry P. Walcott, 
(Signed) James A. Bailey, Jr., 

Metropolitan Water and Seioerage Board. 

City of Boston, 
(Signed) By 

Thomas N. Hart, Mayor, 



194 City Document No. 40. 

The above agreement will provide for the payments from 
the Metropolitan Water and Sewerage Board to the city 
until such time as the new high level system is put in 
operation. This system will, in all probability, be in condi- 
tion to receive some sewage in 1903j and will be in full 
operation in 1904. The inset map in this report shows the 
territory of the City of Boston which will be diverted from 
Boston's main drainage system and the Moon Island outlet, 
and taken care of by the Metropolitan high level. sewer. 

In view of the fact that this system will be put into opera- 
tion so soon, and that a large portion of the territory of the 
City of Boston will be involved in the new South Metropoli- 
tan District, as the district which will be tributary to the 
high level system is now called, it now becomes proper to 
consider the work which the City of Boston must do in order 
to receive the benefit which will be conferred by this new 
system, and it also now becomes possible and proper to out- 
line the future development of the whole sewerage system of 
the City of Boston. 

Fir Sit. As to the Work which the City must do. 

There are thirty-four (34) square miles of territory be- 
longing to the City of Boston now tributary to the main 
drainage system of the city, that is, all the city's territory 
except Charlestown and East Boston, which latter contribute 
to the North Metropolitan system. Of these 34 square 
miles 21 will be intercepted by the high level sewer and 
the branches which the city will construct, leaving 13 square 
miles of low level territory forever tributary to the Boston 
main drainage system. In order to connect the sewer sys- 
tems of the 21 square miles of high level territory with the 
Metropolitan high level intercepter the City of Boston will 
have to construct about twelve and one-half miles of branch 
intercepters, at a total estimated cost of about $1,500,000. 

The map published with this report shows the two classes 
of territory, viz. : the territory which will be tributary to the 
high level South Metropolitan system (colored blue) and 
that which will remain tributary to the Boston main drain- 
age works (colored buff). The map also shows the Metro- 
politan system of sewers, the system of tributary intercepters 
which the city must build, the points of connection of these 
and all existing sewer systems with the high level and the 
Boston main drainage sewers. The Stony brook valley 
sewer is also shown on this map for purposes of discussion. 

The largest and longest of these branch intercepters is the 



Steeet Department — Sewee Division. 195 

one starting at the high level sewer near its crossing with 
the Neponset Valley Intercepter, near the Hyde Park line, 
running through Mattapan, Dorchester Lower Mills, Ash- 
mont. Meeting House Hill, and terminating at the crossing 
of Blue Hill avenue and Moreland street. This sewer is 6.5 
miles long, and is 4 feet 9 inches in diameter at its connec- 
tion with the high level, diminishing to a 15-inch pipe at 
its upper terminus. 

The next largest intercepter is the one starting from the 
high level near the corner of Ashland and Canterbury 
streets, crossing Walk Hill street, Morton street and Blue 
Hill avenue, and terminating at the corner of Norfolk street 
and Talbot avenue. This, in some respects, is more impor- 
tant than the first mentioned intercepter, as it will afford a 
sewer outlet for Morton street, will do away with the Callen- 
der and Lyons st-reet pumping station and will afford a new 
outlet for the rebuilding of the Talbot avenue sewer at a 
lower and more satisfactory grade. This sewer varies in size 
from 4 feet 3 inches to 3 feet 9 inches. 

The third large branch intercepter is the one lying in 
Green and Washington streets and passing through Egleston 
square. This ranges in size from 5 feet to 3 feet, and in- 
volves the building of a 60-inch iron pipe syphon about 
1,600 feet long in Green street. 

In addition to these large branch intercepters there are five 
smaller mtercepters to be built at Arnold arboretum, Harri- 
son street, Mt. Hope street, Rowe street, Canterbury 
street west, and four direct connections, namely, at Spauld- 
ing street, Keyes street, Grotto Glen and Gainsborough 
street. 

It is evident that all the foregoing work cannot be done 
in a year or two. When the Metropolitan high level sewer 
is completed and ready for use assessments will be levied 
upon the cities and towns for which it is designed without 
regard to whether they have availed themselves of opportuni- 
ties to make connections with it or not. The chief item of 
assessment, i.e., for interest and repayment of principal, is 
already operative, and contributions for maintenance will be 
assessed as soon as this item of expense begins. This is, 
of course, right and necessary on the part of the State, the 
State having assumed the obligation, incurred the expense 
and provided the facilities for drainage. It must, therefore, 
meet its obligations and make its assessments on the parties 
benefited, or who might be benefited had they availed them- 
selves of the opportunity. The assessment on the City of 
Boston will be about $95,000. This will be based on 21 



196 ^ City Document No. 40. 

square miles of high level territory. The city will, of 
course, receive the benefit of having the sewage from the 
territory tributary to the Charles-river and Neponset-river 
intercepters immediately diverted from the Boston mam 
drainage system to the high level system, but will receive 
no further benefit until the intercepters and connections pre- 
viously mentioned are built. The territory wliich will be in 
this manner diverted immediately upon the completion of the 
high level system will be about 42 per cent, of the 21 
square miles ultimately to be so diverted, or 8.82 square 
miles, leaving 12.18 square miles of high level territory 
still tributary to the main drainage. The assessment will, 
of course, be the same whether 8 square miles or 21 square 
miles are drained. Figured out in dollars, unless the high 
level connections are ready at the time the high level 
system is ready to receive them, the City of Boston will pay 
58 per cent, of its assessment, or |55,100, for absolutely no 
service. This, of course, is ruinous policy. 

It is therefore evident that work should be begun this year 
on these connections which it will take the longest time to 
finish, namely, the main Dorchester connection, running 
through Ashmont and Meeting House Hill, the Canterbury 
branch connection, running through the Lauriat-avenue and 
Talbot-avenue district, and, if possible, the Green-street con- 
nection. The Harrison-street connection should be built 
either this year or next, for, although a work of compara- 
tively small magnitude, it will divert a large amount of ter- 
ritory into the high level, as it cuts off all of the Stony brook 
valley system south of its location, and, of course, will afford 
a great relief to this overcrowded sewer throughout the re- 
mainder of its course to the intercepter at Elmwood street. 
This important sewer is shown on the map, and is the house 
sewer outlet for practically the whole Stony brook valley in 
West Roxbury and southerly portion of Roxbury. 

Second. As to the Future Development of the Sewerage System 
of the City of Boston. 

The high level territory tributary to the South Metropoli- 
tan system must be considered separately from the low level 
territory tributary to the Boston main drainage system. The 
high level territory, colored blue on the map, is, speaking in 
general terms, the territory which is only partially sewered, 
and therefore is the territory in which active sewer building 
is now going on. The high level intercepter is designed to 
take hoQse sewage only, with a small allowance for rain 



Street Department — Sewer Divisioisr. 197 

water, the act of the Legislature authorizing the building of 
this sewer being mandatory in this respect. 

It is therefore evident that the systems of common sewers 
which contribute to it will have to be built upon the separate 
system ; that is, those which are now upon the combined 
system will have to be converted to the separate system, and 
all new sewerage works will have to be designed upon the 
separate system. 

I assume that at first there will be no objection on the 
part of the Metropolitan Water and Sewerage Board to con- 
nections from our existing combined system, but as the flow 
in the high level increases in the course of time and begins 
to approach its limit, they will, of course, insist upon the 
separation of all systems tributary to it. It is therefore 
evident that it should be the policy of the city to build all 
new work in this territory upon the separate plan, and to 
effect the separation of the existing systems as fast as it is 
practicable to do so. The existing systems will be brought 
to work upon the separate system by the building of surface 
drains in every street to connect with large lines of surface 
conduits or relief sewers which have been started in many 
places throughout this district. The surface drains, by re- 
ceiving the flow from the catch-basins, will carry off the 
street water to the surface-water conduits, leaving the sewers 
on practically a separate basis. This programme involves 
the improvement of the natural water courses in West Rox- 
bury, Dorchester, and throughout the valley of Stony brook, 
at least to an extent sufficient to fit them for receiving catch- 
basin drains from the streets of the high level territory. 
These lines of water courses include the brooks tributary to 
Charles river in West Roxbury ; in Dorchester, the Oakland, 
Mattapan and Davenport brooks, the upper branches of the 
Tenean brook system ; the separation of the Dorchester 
brook sewerage system in Dorchester and Roxbury is also 
involved. In Stony brook valley it necessitates the improve- 
ment of the Williams-street branch, Canterbury branch, 
Roslindale branch and the Bussey brook. 

The policy to be pursued in the high level territory, as 
indicated above, is comparatively simple ; but in the thirteen 
square miles of low level territory, or Boston main-drainage 
territory, the problem is more complex. This is the territory 
which is substantially well sewered, and almost entirely upon 
the combined S3'stem. The question, of course, arises as to 
whether it is necessary for sanitary reasons or justifiable 
financially to separate the sewer system throughout this 
territory. 



198 City Document No. 40. 

In order to discuss this problem it is necessary to distin- 
guish between the very lowest of this territory and that 
which lies at a higher elevation. 

There are four districts which have a direct connection 
with the intercepting system. These are districts in which 
the cellars are lower in general than in any other section of 
the city, and it was the intention of the designers of the 
improved sewerage to favor these districts by draining from 
them a large portion of the surface water into the intercept- 
ers ; therefore, connections were made without any regulator, 
and these connections are open all the time. The connec- 
tions are not large enough to discharge all surface water into 
the intercepter, for the flood discharge from these districts 
may equal 200,000,000 gallons per twenty-four hours. 
They are throttled down somewhat, but do discharge 
enough of it to keep the level of sewage in these districts 
down many feet below the tide and below the level of the 
cellars during storms. These districts — the Dedham, Dover, 
Beach and Church street districts — have been especially 
favored in this manner ever since the intercepting system 
has been built, and it is evident that this policy must be con- 
tinued, for if the level of the sewage in these systems is not 
kept down by means of the influence of these direct connec- 
tions with the pumping plant at Calf pasture, general flood- 
ings of these low cellars will take place whenever a severe 
storm occurs at high tide. 

The question to be determined, then, is whether, in view 
of the relief which the main drainage system will get from 
the diversion of the high level territory, it will be necessary to 
introduce the separate system throughout the low level terri- 
tory, including the four districts previously mentioned ; or, if 
the separate system is not so introduced, whether the main drain- 
age works will have pumping capacity sufficient to handle the 
storm water of small storms and prevent frequent overflows, 
and also to continue the practice of pumping down storm 
water in the four districts named. This, of course, is almost 
entirel}^ a question of pump capacity. The first effect upon 
the city's main drainage system which will be experienced 
when the high level system is put in operation will be one 
of great relief to the pumps. Still further relief will be ex- 
perienced as the high level branch interceptors are built and 
the process of introducing the separate system throughout 
the high level territory goes on. 

In addition to the relief above described, the capacity of 
the pumping station will be greatly increased within a year 
or two by the installation of a new pump of a nominal ca- 
pacity of 72,000,000 gallons per day. The present capacity 



Steeet Departivient — Sewee, Division. 



199 



of the pumping station, with the four pumps running at a 
fair rate of speed, is 118,000,000 gallons per twenty-four hours. 
They may be speeded for a short period to 122,000,000 gal- 
lons. When the new engine is installed the capacity of the 
plant will be increased to about 181,000,000 gallons, making 
a fair allowance for slip. This is more than the capacity of 
the tunnel, which until some alterations are made in the de- 
posit sewers is limited to 154,000,000 gallons, which may there- 
fore be regarded as the limit of the capacity of the pumping 
station for the purposes of discussion. 

The following table shows the estimated yearly average flow, 
maximum dry-weather flow, and maximum flow including 
allowance for storm water from Boston main drainage terri- 
tory — that is, from the 13 square miles which will be left 
tributary to the Boston main drainage after the diversion of 
the 21 square miles of high level territoiy. In making 
these forecasts of sewerage flow it has of course been neces- 
sary to estimate future increases in population. In making 
up this table only a slight increase in population has been 
allowed for in the city proper north of Dover street, for the 
reason that much of this territory is so thickly populated that 
there can be but little increase, and this increase will be 
largely offset by encroachments of business upon residential 
areas. 



Table showing estimated average and maximum flows of sewage, from 1900 
to 1940, from low level territory, to be conveyed to the Pumping Station of the 
Boston Maine-Drainage System. 





Estimated 
Population. 


Daily Flow. — The rate being considered uniform throughout 
the twenty-four hours. 


Year. 


Yearly Average 
Mow. 


Maximum Dry- 
Weather Flow. 


Maximum Flow, in- 
cluding allowance 
for Storm Water. 




Per 
Head 


Daily 
^Volume. 


Per 
Head 


Daily 
Volume. 


Per 
Head 


Daily 
\' olume. 






per 
Day. 


Gallons. 


per 
Day. 

160 


Gallons. 


per 
Day. 


Gallons. 


1900.... 


353,506 


144 


50,904,864 


56,560,960 


244 


86,255,464 


1905.... 


377,445 


147 


55,484,415 


165 


62,278,425 


251 


94,738,695 


1910 ... 


401,492 


151 


60,625,292 


170 


68,253,640 


258 


103,584,936 


1915.... 


422,900 


155 


65,549,500 


- 175 


74,007,500 


265 


112,068,500 


1920.... 


446,200 


159 


70,945,800 


180 


80,316,000 


272 


121 ,366,400 


1925.... 


472,600 


163 


77,033,800 


185 


87,431,000 


279 


131,855,400 


1930.... 


499,000 


167 


83,833,000 


190 


94,810,000 


286 


142,714,000 


1935... 


529,000 


171 


90,459,000 


195 


103,155,000 


293 


154,997,000 


1940.... 


564,000 


175 


98,700,000 


200 


112,800,000 


300 


169,200,000 



200 City Document No. 40. 

The foregoing table indicates that although the system will 
have a large surplus capacity for the handling of storm 
water after the installation of the new pump and the diver- 
sion of all the high level territory, which we hope to have 
accomplished by 1910, this surplus capacity will diminish 
and will entirely disappear about the year 1934, the capacity 
to handle the storm water being estimated to be the difference 
between the maximum capacity of the system (154,000,000 
gallons) and the estimated maximum flow as indicated in the 
last column of the foregoing table. The figures in this 
column include the same allowance for storm water as was 
made in the original main drainage calculations, namely, 
i-inch rainfall in 24 hours. It is proper to include this in 
figuring the maximum flow of sewage, for the reason that the 
flow of surface water from storms of small magnitude is 
equally as foul as the house sewage proper. When the time 
arrives at which the maximum dry-weather flow, with this 
small allowance of storm water, equals the capacity of the 
tunnel, namely, 164,000,000 gallons per day, the capacity of 
the whole system may be regarded as exhausted, and meas- 
ures must then be taken to enlarge or supplement it. The 
same result will be reached at substantially the same time, 
whether the system is made a separate one or remains a 
combined system governed by regulation. 

During the latter part of the period under consideration, 
that is, from 1910 to 1934, as the capacity of the system 
approaches exhaustion the overflows would become more and 
more frequent until at last a vei'y slight rain will be sufficient 
to cause the regulators to close and the overflows to come 
into operation. (This subject has been fully discussed by 
Mr. F. P. Stearns, then Chief Engineer of the State Board 
of Health, in report dated Januarj', 1889, on the Sewerage of 
the Mystic and Charles River Valleys — Senate Document 2 
of 1889). 

The only advantage that would be gained by the separa- 
tion of the existing and combined system throughout the 
main drainage territory would be the avoidance of these 
frequent overflows during the later part of the period under 
consideration, and a reduction to some extent of the amount 
of pumping during thaws and slow rains. Even in the 
lowest main drainage territory, that is, the four districts 
previously mentioned, no other advantage Avould be obtained 
from separation, as there will always be enough pump capacity 
to keep down the level of the sewage of these districts during 
storms when all the other districts are shut off by the regu- 
lators. To reduce pumpage and to avoid frequent overflows, 



Street Department — Sewer Division. 201 

is of course desirable. The pumpage is increased, roughly, 
50 per cent, during times of thaws and rains not heavy 
enough to close the regulators. Frequent overflows are very 
undesirable on some parts of the water front, but not so 
injurious on other parts. Complete separation of the system 
would accomplish both these objects, and of course it would 
be desirable to do this if it could be done for any reasonable 
cost. This brings up the question of the probable cost of 
effecting this separation of the system. 

Separation would be effected in most cases by building 
surface drains to take the flow from the catch-basins and 
relieve the existing sewers. The cost of doing this would 
of course vary in different localities, estimates having been 
made running from $570 to |1,100 per acre, estimating that 
a single surface drain in the street would be all that is 
required, but in the congested business parts of the city a 
single surface drain would not be sufficient. It would require 
a drain on each side of the street near the curb line, and 
would also require remodelling of the plumbing system of 
the buildmgs in order to get the roof water from the back 
parts of the buildings and paved yards and courts in the rear 
into the surface drainage system. Unless all this were done 
it would be impossible to build a really separate system in 
the business parts of the city. A system which removed 
only surface water from the streets and such roof water as 
came down the leaders of the buildings (in front) would take 
less than half 'the surface water of a district, for the area of 
roofs and yards is about 70 per cent, of the total. Such a 
system would not be a separate system at all, but would 
consist of a combined system from which a portion of the 
surface water had been removed, namely, 30 per cent, and a 
surface drainage system carrying that 30 per cent. 

To provide a separate system by means of a surface drain 
on each side of the street would bring the cost per acre to 
probably f 1,500, and -would also put the owners of all the 
buildings to the expense of making an additional connection 
with the surface drain for roof and yard water and such 
changes in their internal system of drainage as would be 
required to convey the storm water from the back portions of 
the estates to the surface drains instead of the sewer in the 
street. This double system of surface drains would be 
necessary, probably, throughout the business section of the 
city. The total cost of separating the existing systems 
throughout the thirteen square miles of main drainage terri- 
tory may be estimated at about $6,000,000. This may be 
regarded as equivalent to a perpetual interest expenditure of 



202 City Document No. 40. 

$240,000 per annum. It is therefore apparent that this 
division is not justified in undertaking the separation of the 
entire sj^stem, but there are sanitary reasons wliich will 
justify the separation of a portion of the system, namely, 
those portions of the system, the overflows from which take 
place into the two partially landlocked bodies of salt water — 
the Charles river basin and the South Bay. 

Overflows becoming more and more frequent, and at the 
same time carrying a larger percentage of sewage in the 
storm water at each overflow as time goes od, will become 
at last intolerable, because they will tend to convert these 
two bodies of water into sewage pools. Overflows into the 
Charles river basin are objectionable, even now in its present 
condition, and will be more objectionable in the future if any 
scheme of damming the river to produce a water park is 
carried out, as seems likely to take place in the course of 
time. Overflows into the South bay are and always will be 
objectionable, because there is no current to produce a change 
in the volume of the water of the bay. 

It therefore seems necessary to plan for a systematic pro- 
gressive separation of the sewer systems of the main drain- 
age territory south of Dover street, and of the systems which 
overflow into the Charles river basin south of Craigie's 
bridge, and the South Boston systems finding an overflow 
outlet at B and Seventh street. This process of separation 
should be begun now and carried on at such a rate as will 
insure its completion before the time when the main drainage 
system becomes overcrowded again from the natural growth 
of population, say in 1920, assuming that the system will 
have reached the limit of its capacity in 1934. 

This programme includes the separation of the system 
throughout the Stony brook valley, and also Dorchester brook 
valley. On the Dorchester water front sewer overflows are 
not particularly more objectionable than around the city 
proper, but as the sewer systems in these large valleys are 
entirely too small to carry storm water, relief storm sewers 
and large surface drains are in process of construction in 
many of these drainage areas. The case differs from that of 
the city proper, where the sewers are in general large enough. 
Of course, where these relief sewers must be built to provide 
adequate capacity, the rational thing to do is to build them 
in the form of storm-water conduits, leaving the old sewers 
to perform the duty of carrying house sewage. In this way 
this system would naturally be developed into a separate one, 
not because it is absolutely necessary, but because it is the 
most desirable way to augment the capacity of the sewer 
svstem. 



Street Department — Sewer Division. 203 

To summarize, the programme is as follows : 

To build the high level branch intercepting sewers and 
inaugurate a separate system throughout the high level or 
south metropolitan territory. 

To inaugurate and carry to completion at or about 1920 
the separation of the existing combined system in the 
low level or main drainage territory naturally tributary to 
the Charles river basin and the South bay, including the 
valleys of Stony brook and Dorchester brook and the eastern 
part of South Boston territory having its storm water outlet 
at B and Seventh streets. 

Also to separate the system of those drainage areas on the 
Dorchester water front where large surface drains have been 
found necessary to supplement the capacity of the sewer sys- 
tem. This includes the valleys of the Crescent avenue 
brook, Freeport street brook, Tenean creek, Pine Neck creek 
and Davenport brook. 

To allow forever to remain upon the combined system the 
remaining territory of the city proper and South Boston. 

Charlestown and East Boston have not been involved in 
this discussion, as they are tributary to the North Metro- 
politan system, but in order to complete the programme may 
now be considered. The same principles apply here as else- 
where. The sewers of Charlestown and East Boston are 
large enough in general, and therefore extensive rebuildings 
are- not necessary. Overflows from the combined system are 
not particularly objectionable, and they may therefore be 
allowed to remain upon the combined system, with the excep- 
tion of the Breed's Island territory. As this is in process of 
development there is no reason why it should not be 
developed upon the separate instead of the combined system. 

A general statement of the most important work done by 
the division during the year, accompanied by recommenda- 
tions as to the work required in the immediate future, is 
given in the succeeding pages and is classified according to 
districts. 

South Boston. 

There have been built in this district during the past year 
9,997.01 linear feet of pipe sewer, 1,070.17 linear feet of 
brick sewer, and 931.14 linear feet of pipe surface drain, 
making a total of 11,998.32 linear feet, or 2.272 miles. 

The principal works completed are : 

D street, from West Second street to Broadway. This 
sewer was badly broken down and of insufficient capacity. 

B street, between West Fourth and Silver street. This 



204 - City Document No. 40. 

sewer was built to provide an outlet for the sewer in Silver 
street. 

Silvei* street, from B street to D street. This sewer was 
an old dilapidated wooden sewer built many years ago, and 
has been replaced with 18-inch pipe. 

West Seventh street, from B street to D street. This 
sewer was built of wood and having broken down in several 
places, is now being replaced with a 4-ft. brick conduit. 
This is the main trunk sewer for a large district, and is built 
with a view to the future development of this district. 

Tudor street, from C street to D street. This sewer was 
badly needed, as the old one, a wooden and pipe sewer, was 
in very bad condition. 

Sewers and drains have also been built in East First 
street, between L street and P street; Columbia road, between 
G street and H street ; Ninth and L streets. 

Leeds street and Dixfield street have been built " under 
the 323 Act," and private parties have built sewers in 
Melcher, Swallow, Stillings, K and Midway streets. Contract 
has been let for sewer in Bowen street, construction on 
which has not been started. 

Recommendations. 

D street, from Dorchester avenue to Seventh street. This 
sewer is too small, is badly settled, greatly overcharged in 
time of storms and should be rebuilt at a greater depth, of 
larger size and on a pile foundation. 

Athens street, from D street to E street. 

Mitchell street, from Ninth street to the railroad. This 
sewer is broken down and stopped up and is the cause of 
many complaints. 

F street, from West First street to West Second street. 
This is a single ring brick sewer, and is in very poor con- 
dition. 

ROXBUHY. 

There have been built in this district during the past 
year, 13,460.26 linear feet of pipe sewer; 1,427.19 linear feet 
of brick sewer; 4,902.13 linear feet of pipe surface drain; 
4,316.76 linear feet of brick surface drain — making a total 
of 24,106.34 linear feet, or 4.56 miles. 

The principals works completed are : 

Brookline avenue, Longwood entrance to Riverway. In 
this avenue all sewerage works necessary under chapter 323 
of the Acts of 1891 were constructed and included in the 
system are surface water outlets for the Vila street and 



Street Department — Sewer Division. 205 

Francis street districts. This system built in Brookline 
avenue therefore furnislied the beginning for the separation 
of tlie sewer system throughout this territory. 

Smith street district. A surface drain for this district has 
been built in Smith street, from Stony brook channel in Parker 
street to Whitney street, and in Whitney street from Smith, 
street to Tremont street, and is now being built in Tremont 
street, between Whitney street and St. Alphonsus street. 
The work now done in this district has already demonstrated 
its ability to relieve the district. Last fall during heavy 
rainfalls the cellars were dry that had been flooded for years 
by less severe storms. Surface drains should be constructed 
in the lower part of this district, that is, around Longwood 
avenue and Ward street. 

Ruthven street, surface drainage. This included the 
building of a 3 foot 9 inches brick drain in Walnut avenue, 
Ruthven street and Humboldt avenue, and has entirely 
abated the extensive flooding which frequently took place at 
the corner of Humboldt avenue and Ruthven street. 

George street, from Rockford street to Clarence street. 
Here a 12-inch pipe sewer, totally inadequate to carry the 
heavy flow, has been replaced with a 24-incli pipe, laid at 
a greater depth, thereby abating a long standing nuisance. 

Burnham, Southampton and Atkinson streets. This work 
has been started, being the main trunk sewer for the so-called 
" Swett street district." 

Humboldt avenue, from Waumbeck street to Harrishof 
street. This has been built through solid ledge, and will 
serve to take the surface water which has always been a 
nuisance at this location. 

Ritchie street and private land, between Columbus avenue 
and Marcella street. This sewer has been completed and 
h.as provided an adequate outlet for the overcrowded sewers 
in the vicinity of Washington and Kingsbury streets. 

Recommendations. 

Vila street district. The outlet for this district in Brook- 
line avenue has been constructed. The part between Brook- 
line avenue and Vila street can now be built. On account 
of the low grade of the land the street should be filled before 
sewers are constructed. This server will act as an overflow 
for the Vila street sewer, which now has no outlet when the 
regulator of the Metropolitan sewer is closed, and as outlet 
for the catch-basins when the surface drain system for the 
district is completed. 



206 City Document No. 40. 

Fenway lands. The surface drains of this district are 
still discharging on to the private land as mentioned in last 
year's report. Nothing can be done in this district until the 
Jersey street system is built. 

Muddy river. Nothing has been done to the wooden con- 
duit in Brookline avenue, although it is in very poor 
condition, the arch being held up for a length of about 600 
feet by wooden braces. If this conduit, which is 9 feet by 11 
feet, built of wood, with a concrete arch, should collapse 
a dangerous hole would be made in the avenue. 

Francis street district. The building of the surface drains 
in Brookline avenue have provided an outlet for surface 
water of this district. A start has been made towards chang- 
ing this district to the separate system. Now that the outlet 
sewers are in, it should be done as soon as possible as the 
storm flow at present has to pass through a small pipe across 
the Muddy river into the Brookline sewer. When the district 
around Kenwood road is built up it is sure to be flooded by 
the surface water from the hill above Francis street, unless 
the catch-basins are connected with the surface drains. 

Hammond street. This sewer is too small to carry the 
flow, and too high to properly drain the cellars. 

Ruggles street district, comprising Warwick, Westminster 
and Cabot streets, should be rebuilt of a larger size and at a 
lower grade. 

Cottage terrace, Marshfield street, Coventry street and 
Davenport street. These are old sewers built by private 
parties, and are badly sunken in places, too high and badly 
out of line and grade. 

Elmwood street overflow. This is needed as a relief for 
the overcrowded trunk sewer in this district. 

Fenner street surface drain. This is needed to complete 
the Ruthven street drainage system, and to relieve the flood- 
ing which is bound to occur on Cobden street. 

Private land between Marcella street and Beech Glen 
street. This is needed as an outlet for the storm water on 
Beech Glen street, which now runs on to private land. 

Renfrew street. Too high, and in general bad condition. 

Ritchie street and Winthrop street. Already ordered built 
« under chapter 323 of the Acts of 1891." 

Sewers should also be built in the following streets : 
Mountfort street, Blandford street, Cummington street, 
Jersey street, Newland street, between West Newton and 
West Brookline streets, Queensbury street and Fisher avenue. 



Street Department — Sewer Division. 207 



Dorchester. 

There have been built in this district during the past year 
25,313.78 linear feet of pipe sewer and drain, 163 linear feet 
of brick sewer, 17,637.31 linear feet of pipe surface drain, 
6,994.72 linear feet of brick surface drain, making a total of 
50,008.81 linear feet, or 9.47 miles. 

The principal works completed are : 

Hancock street, from Columbia road to Winter street. 
This street has been widened to sixty feet, and has called for 
an immense amount of sewers and surface drains. 

Freeport-street brook. This drain, when completed, will 
serve as an outlet for the large amount of surface water 
coming from Hancock street and Columbia road, and will 
abate the flooding which has occurred so long in Rill, Trull 
and Howe streets. 

The Dorchester intercepting sewer at the junction of 
Dorchester avenue and Freeport street has been rebuilt for a 
distance of 187 feet. This was done at considerable trouble 
and cost, owing to the fact that the flow from the entire 
Dorchester district had to be maintained while the work was 
in progress. 

Columbia road, at the crossing of the Midland Division of 
the N. Y., N. H. & H. E.R. This system had been at a stand- 
still for some time, owing to the uncompleted railroad bridge 
at this point, but was put in first-class condition during the 
past year. 

York and Glenway streets. This 30-inch brick drain has 
relieved a well-improved residential district from the flooding 
which occurred after nearly every storm. 

Tenean creek, Geneva avenue to Marlowe street, started. 

Avondale place. A house sewer to connect with the 
Dorchester Lower Mills trunk sewer in private land be- 
tween Dorchester avenue and Washington street, south of 
Codman street, and a surface or catch-basin drain to empty 
into Davenport brook, are under construction. When com- 
pleted and in use they will relieve a small district, which 
has been the subject of a number of communications from the 
Board of Health. 

In Bismarck street, Mattapan, on each side of Oakland 
street, a large stone conduit has been built for a part of 
Oakland brook, the course of which it was necessary to 
change on account of the work attending the elimination 
of the grade crossings on the Midland Division of the N.Y., 
N. H. & H. R.R. This work was done in connection with 
the building of a culvert across Oakland street by the con- 



208 City Document No. 40. 

tractor for the railroad company, and should be extended 
down stream. 

On Blue Hill avenue, between Walk Hill street and the 
Neponset river, the sewerage works have been continued and 
are nearly completed. 

The house sewers between River street and the railroad, 
just north of Fremont street, are all done; between the rail- 
road and Walk Hill street work is now in progress. 

The conduit for Mattapan brook has been finished from 
the Neponset river to a point north and east of Blue Hill 
avenue and Fremont street. 

A little work on catch-basin drains between Fremont street 
and the railroad remains to be done. Between the railroad 
crossing and Walk Hill street considerable catch-basin drain 
work remains to be done on the west side of the avenue. 

On Bushnell street, Ashmont, between Van Winkle street 
and Peabody square, a catch-basin drain tributary to Daven- 
port brook was built, which will relieve in some degree a 
house sewer which was so overcrowded with surface water 
that cellars of houses connected with it were flooded after 
every rain storm. 

Canterbury branch of Stony brook. Considerable work 
has been done for the permanent improvement of this brook 
during the year. A tributary of it, known as the Wentworth 
street branch, has had built on it a large pipe structure with 
manholes and catch-basins appurtenant in Norfolk street, 
between Bernard and Wentworth streets ; in Wentworth 
street, between Norfolk and Torrey streets ; and in Torrey 
street, between Wentworth and Withington streets. 

A short section of brick conduit on the Oakland Garden 
fork remains unbuilt in Millet street and Wheatland avenue, 
the plans for which are ready. 

A catch-basin drain tributary to it is being built in Wheat- 
land avenue, Whitfield street and West Tremlett street, 
formerly Clarence place. 

The lower end of the Oakland Garden fork is very near 
completion in Franklin field, a small part remaining unbuilt 
on account of the drainage ditch, which remains in service 
until the completion of the new proposed conduit near 
Talbot avenue, between Blue Hill avenue and Nightingale 
street. 

The main channel of Canterbury branch has been having 
built for it a conduit varying in diameter from 10 feet to 4 
feet 9 inches, extending through the field from Lyons street 
to Kingsdale street, and thence in the existing drainage ditch 
to the culvert near Blue Hill avenue and Harvard street. 



Street Department — Sewer Division. 209 

A long stretch of open ditch has been dug for another trib- 
utary of this branch near the corner of Morton street and 
Norfolk street, proposed Board of Survey streets being util- 
ized as far as possible, so that in future, when the streets are 
laid out, permanent catch-basin drains can be put in at a very 
small additional cost. 

On Capen street, between Preston and Green Hill streets, 
a house sewer was built with the necessary outlet in Mill 
and Preston streets to the Dorchester intercepting sewer near 
Houghton street. 

' River street, between Washington street and Idaho street. 
Work has been commenced on house sewers and catch-basin 
drains in River street, between Washington and Idaho 
streets, the Board of Health having for a number of years 
called attention to the unfavorable state of affairs in the 
vicinity. 

The outlet for the catch-basin drain will be into the 
Neponset river, by way of Central avenue and the Metropol- 
itan Park Reservation, the lower part of the system being a 
30-inch pipe structure, which should be continued through 
Sturbridge street and beyond. 

Torrey street, between Wentworth and Washington streets. 
Sewerage works are completed in Torrey street, between 
Wentworth and Washington streets. In the accomplishment 
of this there was built in Wentworth street, between Nor- 
folk street and Torrey street, a small part of the conduit 
which was necessary in the improvement of the Wentworth 
street tributary of the Oakland Garden fork of the Canter- 
bury branch of Stony brook. 

West Selden street, from Morton street to Manchester 
street. The surface drainage structures in this street were 
built this year. This included a section of the Mattapan 
brook conduit. 

Recommendations. 

• Dakota street, Faystone street, Vinson street, Wayland 
street and Bird street, " 323 " streets ordered but not- yet 
built, should be constructed in the near future. 

Crescent avenue brook, from Shoreham street to Crescent 
avenue. This will take the surface water from the Crescent 
avenue district and abate the flooding on Spring Garden 
street and other streets in this vicinity. 

Freeport street brook, from Hancock street to Dorchester 
avenue. This is needed as an outlet for surface drains in 
Hancock street and private land, and serves as an overflow 
for the overcrowded sewers in this district. 



210 City Document No. 40. 

Harvard street district. Considerable surface drainage 
will have to be undertaken here to relieve the Talbot avenue 
main trunk sewer, which has caused so much trouble by 
flooding in the recent past. This work includes the build- 
ing of a brick drain in Harvard street, from Blue Hill ave- 
nue to Wales street, and one in private land, from Talbot 
avenue to Blue Hill avenue, together with pipe drains in 
adjoining streets. 

Private land between Westville street and Homes avenue. 
This is made necessary by the large amount of surface water 
brought down from Hamilton street and Draper street, which 
have no outlet, overflowing private land and causing consid- 
erable damage to private estates. 

Surface drains are also needed in Normandy street ex- 
tension and in private land between Hancock street and 
Hendry street, formerly Draper court. 

Davenport brook. A small piece of conduit was built at 
Bailey street and Burt street in continuation of what was 
built last year. 

The improvement of this brook should be continued, as it 
is the subject of numerous complaints, on account of stag- 
nant water in cellars and lots, and deep pools along the 
channel being a menace to life and health. 

There remain to be built between the part built in Van 
Wmkle street about three years ago, and the part built in 
Bailey street about two years ago, about 1,320 linear feet in 
private land, Dorchester avenue, Fuller street and Hillside 
terrace. The takings have been made and plans are ready 
for this work. 

To continue the improvement between Burt street and 
Washington street, near Armadine street, calls for 1,040 lin- 
ear feet of structure. The channel should be deepened 
below Magdala street, as there is now a piece of conduit at 
the lower end of which the water is nearly three feet deep 
at times. 

Below Adams street the bed should be deepened, and 
thereby relieve a deep pool which has been complained of by 
residents in the vicinity. 

Mattapan brook. Permanent connection has been made 
with the Neponset river at Blue Hill avenue bridge. The 
conduit has been built from Fremont street along Blue Hill 
avenue, and through land of private parties and the New 
York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, to a point between 
Blue Hill avenue and Norfolk street. Above this point 
there remain 3,375 linear feet to be done to close the gap 
now remaining open to a 4-foot 3-inch conduit, built last year 



Street Depaetment — Sewer Division. 211 

in West S el don street and private land near Morton street. 
The bed of the brook has been deepened below the conduit 
to a point near Delhi street. 

Oakland brook, on River street, Mattapan, near Hyde 
Park. Plans have been made and contract let for the build- 
ing of a small part of a section of the Oakland brook 'conduit 
across River sti'eet, near Hyde Park. The culvert across 
River street, which will be eliminated by this work, is an old 
stone culvert, in bad condition. 

Tenean creek, or Smelt brook. In the work which was 
done in Wainwright street, between Centre street and Welles 
avenue, under the " 323 Act," the necessary conduit was built 
for that part of Tenean creek, or Smelt brook, which was 
called for. This should be extended to Centre street, near 
Seaborn street, in the taking which was made some years ago. 

Conduits on the branches of this brook should be built in 
Rosemont road,* northeast, and in Adams street, between 
King street and Lonsdale street, and in Florida-street exten- 
sion, between Wrentham street and Ashmont street. 

West Roxbury. 

There have been built in this district during the past year 
12,784.09 linear feet of pipe sewer, 6,569.12 linear feet of 
pipe surface drain, 485.71 linear feet of brick surface drain, 
399.10 linear feet of wood surface drain, making a total of 
20,238.02 linear feet, or 3.83 miles. 

The principal works completed are : 

The most important work has been the building of surface 
drains in Clement avenue, Stratford avenue and Park street, 
from New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad to Anawan 
avenue. 

The building of sewerage works in Forest Hills street, 
between Washington street and Glen road. A conduit for 
Kirk-street brook in private land in Centre and Montview 
streets. The rebuilding of the culverts under La Grange 
street, near Weld street, and under Weld street, near La 
Grange street, and the completion of Goldsmith brook con- 
duit in Centre street and Joseph street to connect with park 
conduit at Woodman street. Sewerage works in Spring 
street, between Gardner and Centre streets, were partially 
completed, the house sewer being entirely finished, the sur- 
face drain, catch-basin and house drains remaining to be done. 
Work in Walter and Centre streets is in progress. 



212 City Document No. 40. 

Recommendations. 

For the coming je&v it would be very desirable to build 
culverts for the Roslindale branch of Stony brook, and 
deepen and improve the open brook from Cohasset street up 
as far as Central station. This is necessitated by the fact 
that, owing to the small size of the culverts and the shallow- 
ness of the brook, it overflows at every rain, and floods many 
cellars along its course. 

A sewer is badly needed in Summer street, between Powell 
street and the summit, with an outlet in Powell street to 
Spring street. 

It is likewise desirable to build a sewer in Montclair ave- 
nue, and surface drain in Boy Is ton and Lamartine streets, to 
relieve the congested condition of the sewers hi time of 
storm. 
■ Surface drains should be built in the Mt. Hope district, so 
called. 

Chaelestov^n. 

There have been built in this district during the past year 
2,458.47 linear feet of pipe sewer, and 2,234.74 linear feet 
of pipe surface drain, making a total of 4,693.21 linear feet, 
o.r 0.89 mile. 

The principal Avorks completed are : 

Surface drains and catch-basins built in Alford street, 
between the Mystic river and Everett line. 

The old and leaky sewer in Frothingham avenue, between 
Main street and Rutherford avenue, has been rebuilt, and the 
sewer laid in Mead street, between Russell and Bunker Hill 
streets. In Prescott street, between Main and Washington 
streets, the old defective sewer has been rebuilt. 

The sewerage works in Roland street, between the Boston 
& Maine Railroad and Somerville line, have been begun. 

Recommendations. 

For the ensuing year it is desirable to rebuild the sewers 
in the Beacham-street district, and make the necessary con- 
nections with the Metropolitan sewers. These sewers will be 
on the separate system. The connection with the Metropoli- 
tan sewer at Warren avenue should be made, and the tide- 
gate chamber and overflow built ; this was not done at the 
time the Charles River avenue connection was made, as the 
Charles River avenue bridge at that time was not completed. 
Ifc will probably be necessary to close the Warren avenue 
bridsre to team or car traflic for at least two weeks while this 
woik is going on, and it may require a month. 



Street Department — Sewer Division. 213 

The Rutherford avenue sewer sliould. be rebuilt from 
Cambridge street to outlet near Dunstable street, as well as 
the sewers in Tibbett's Town Way and Tufts street. 

East Boston. 

There have been built in this district during the past year 
4,967.64 linear feet of pipe sewer; 62 linear feet of brick 
sewer; 1,390.87 linear feet of pipe surface drain; 361 linear 
feet of wood sewer, and 159.25 linear feet of wood surface 
drain — making a total of 6,940.76 linear feet, or 1.31 miles. 

The principal works completed are: 

The Putnam street outlet has been rebuilt, thus relieving 
the residents of this locality from a great nuisance. This 
matter had been agitated for several years. 

Sewers, surface drains, catch-basin drains, house drains 
and catch-basins have been built on the north side of 
Bennington-street boulevard, between the Boston & Maine 
Railroad and sluiceway, near Trumbull street; also the 
culvert rebuilt under the boulevard near the Revere line. 

Marginal street sewer, between Ruth street and a point 
400 feet westerly, concerning which many complaints were 
received, has been rebuilt, and is now in a satisfactory 
condition. 

The sewer for Walley street and Farrington street, between 
Gladstone street and Orient avenue, has been started and 
work is now progressing as rapidly as the weather will 
permit. 

Recommendations. 

During the coming year it would be very desirable to 
continue the sewer in Farrington street, from Orient avenue 
to a point about 2,000 feet westerly, as the ground is saturated 
with sewage and the condition dangerous to the health of the 
residents. 

The East Boston Ioav level sewer should be started, part of 
which will be in the Bennington-street boulevard. This will 
drain the low lands on Breed's Island, which stand little 
chance of being developed until this sewer is built. It will 
also be the outlet for an intercepting sewer, which must in 
the near future be built to intercept the sewage of the 
easterly end of East Boston. The sewage now flows into 
the harbor from some four outlets, no provision for inter- 
cepting it having been made by the Metropolitan Sewerage 
Commissioners. 

An intercepting sewer should also be built from Eagle 
square, along the Chelsea creek shore of East. Boston to 



214 City Document No. 40. 

intercept Putnam street and Glenclon-street sewers. On the 
map, accompanying tliis report, tlie sewered, but unintercepted 
portion of East Boston is shown by buff hatcliing. This 
territory is all sewered on the combined system, and the dry 
weather flow is still being delivered continuously upon the 
flats and shores of East Boston, and the city is paying to the 
State its assessment for the pumping of this sewage without 
securing the benefit. 

Bkighton. 

There have been built in tliis district during the past year 
8,195.04 linear feet of pipe sewer; 778.52 linear feet of pipe 
surface drain ; and 1,133.39 linear feet of brick surface drain — 
making a total of 10,106.95 linear feet, or 1.91 miles. 

The principal works completed are as follows : 

The most important work has been the building of the 
Faneuil valley brook conduit practically along the natural 
course of the brook, from Parsons street to Faneuil streets; 
size, 11 feet by 9 feet. 

Sewer in Summit avenue and Allston street, nearly all of 
which was in rock. 

Sewerage works in Brooks street, between Boston & Albany 
Railroad and Holton street. These were necessitated by the 
depression of the street under the railroad and its extension 
across the Metropolitan parkway lands to North Beacon 
street. The sewer in AVarren street, from Allston street to 
Brookline line has been built. 

Recommendations. 

During the coming year it is desirable to build a conduit 
for what is known as Shepard brook, between Wool pond and 
Shannon street ; also the easterly branch of this brook, from 
Charles river to Everett street. Both of these will be brick 
structures of large size^ and their construction would relieve 
the sewers which are much overcrowded in time of storm and 
prevent the flooding of cellars, which very frequently occurs 
in the water-shed of these brooks. The brooks themselves 
have in many places been taken into the sewers where they 
cross streets, and much of their original bed totally obliterated. 

An outlet for the Faneuil valley and Shepard-street brooks 
is at present a 4 feet by 5 feet stone culvert, running under- 
neath the northeasterly abutment of the iron bridge on North 
Beacon street, and thence to the river by a wooden box cul- 
vert, both being much too small for the duty required of them. 
Already fioodings of the street have occurred under this 
bridge several feet in depth, and whatever work is done on 



Street Department — Sewer Division. 215 

either of the brooks above mentioned will increase the severity 
of these floods. 

The time has arrived when the building of the outlet to 
Charles river must be prosecuted. This will be a very diffi- 
cult work, the conduit being of large size (12-foot circular or 
its equivalent), and the route being either through the high 
railroad embankment, or in North Beacon street under the 
bridge. Careful explorations of the nature of the ground and 
estimates by each of these lines will have to be made in order 
to decide upon which is the least objectionable. 

The Salt creek conduit should be completed, and a begin- 
ning at least made on surface drains in the Aberdeen dis- 
trict. 

City Proper. 

There have been built in this district during the past year, 
3,882.49 linear feet of pipe sewer and 2,241.49 linear feet of 
brick sewer — making a total of 6,123.98 linear feet, or 1.16 
miles. 

The principal works completed are : 

India street, between Custom House street and Central 
street. In this street an old wooden sewer of large size 
finally became so decayed as to break down, and there was 
much complaint of floodings of cellars from sewage leaking 
through the walls. The sewer was rebuilt in India street, 
between Central street and Custom House street. There 
are many sewers of the same kind in this vicinity, and the 
rebuilding of the India street sewer furnishes a starting point 
for rebuilding this system. 

A large number of public alleys were put in condition, as 
far as sewerage works were concerned, on the basis of 323 
streets, that is, everything that it was foreseen would ever be 
required was put in, including house sewers and catch-basins, 
the work being done before the alleys were surfaced. The pub- 
lic alleys on which work was done as above described are as 
follows : Nos. 414, 415, 416, 417, 418, 422, 423, 424, 426, 
427, 428, 429, 430, 433, 434, 435, 436, 438, 440, 441, 442, 
443, 444, 502,503, 706. 

Recommendation s . 

Church street district. The outlet for the Church street 
district sewer should be rebuilt of a larger size. Charles 
street has been flooded over one foot deep, between Beacon 
and Boylston street, the flood extending into the Common 
and Public Garden for several hundred feet. This has hap- 
pened a number of times. 



216 City Document No. 40. 

State street. Sewers in State street, between India and 
Wasliington streets, will be destroyed by the East Boston tun- 
nel. They will be replaced by sewers on each side of the 
street, the work being done by the Transit Commission. As 
the subway will probably pass through Court street at a high 
elevation, the sewer will have to be rebuilt on each side of the 
street, and the one on the southerly side will be taken into 
the State street system, thereby increasing the size of the 
sewer on that side of the street. The sewer on the north 
side can run into Washington street, as it now does. Sewers 
on the line of the subway that are to be rebuilt should be 
lowered where possible, as nearly all new buildings in the 
business part of the city are making the cellars much deeper 
than in the past. They therefore should have a deeper sewer 
where one is rebuilt, provided the outlet is at such a grade as 
to permit. 

With this object in view, when the Canal street relief sewer 
was built in Commercial street, across State street, the bull's- 
eye for State street sewer was placed as low as possible. The 
Transit Commission is rebuilding the sewer in State street at 
India street around a shaft which is to be a permanent 
structure. The sewer is being placed on a lower grade, and 
sewage will rise temporarily into the present sewer just be- 
low the shaft. After the tunnel is built to the shaft this 
division should rebuild the sewer from where the commission 
leaves it to the bull's-eye on the Canal street relief sewer. 

Kneeland street. The sewer in Kneeland street, between 
Utica and South streets, was built in 1900 at a low grade, 
and turned temporarily into the South street sewer, which is 
higher than the Kneeland street sewer, with the intention of 
shortly carrying it on to the sewer in the railroad yard at 
Atlantic avenue which connects with the intercepting sewer. 
This work, however, has not been done, but should be, as there 
must be a large amount of sludge depositing in the sewer. 

Norman street. When the sewer in Green street, between 
Staniford and Norman streets, was built, a house drain near 
Norman street was encountered which was too low to be 
taken into the sew^er. It was decided to drop the grade at 
that point and run into the Norman street sewer. Large 
pipes were found to be in the way, and as there was no time 
to move them without delaying the work of the Paving 
Division and the Boston Elevated Railway, it was decided to 
run under these f)ipes and let the sewage rise in the Norman 
street pipe sewer until such time as the sewer could be 
extended to the brick sewer in Norman street. 

Prospect and South Margin streets. The sewer in South 



Street Department — Sewer Division. 217 

Margin street is broken down where it crosses Staniford 
street. It has been temporarily repaired, but is in danger of 
stopping up at any time. This sewer discharges into the 
Prospect street sewer, which is also in bad cor.dition between 
South Margin street and Lowell street. 

Traverse street. Sewer in Traverse street, between Canal 
street and Portland street, is being rebuilt. It is completed 
to near Friend street. The new sewer will be about three 
feet lower than the present one, and will furnish a much- 
needed improvement in the outlet for the sewers which run 
into it at Portland street. 

Beverly street overflow. It was suggested in last year's 
report that the Beverly street overflow be reopened, a short 
piece of sewer and a pair of tide gates being needed to put 
this outlet in commission. This is very desirable, as the 
outlets at the North Station, Clinton street and Central 
street are not sufficient for this large flat district.. As the 
district is covered with business houses the floodings are 
especially disastrous. 

Buckingham street. The sewer in Buckingham street is 
badly settled, and should be rebuilt. There- is no way of 
providing an outlet for the sewer low enough to drain the 
present cellars without going to an expense out of proportion 
to the necessity. A good sewer can be built and run into 
the Columbus avenue sewer which would drain cellars at 
grade 12, but will not drain cellars on the street that are 
down to grade 8.50. 

Wall and Cotting streets. The sewer in Wall street finds 
an outlet through private land to the sewer in Lowell street. 
This sewer is broken down and frequently causes trouble. 
The part through private land should be abandoned and sewer 
built in Wall street and Cotting street to connect with the 
Lowell street sewer. 

Sewers should be rebuilt in the following streets : 

Salem street, Brigliton street. Barton street, Essex: street 
(between. Kingston and Chauncy), Thacher street (Wash- 
ington street, north, to Endicott street), Endicott street 
(Thacher to Cooper street). 

Main Drainage Works. 

These works consist of the main and intercepting sewers 
throughout the city, including overflows and tide-gates, the 
pumping station and deposit sewers at the Calf pasture, 
Dorchester, the reservoir and outfall and discharge sewers at 
Moon Island, and the pumping statioji at Lyons street. 



218 



City Document No. 40. 



Dorchester. The care and maintenance of the above, with 
that of the channels of Stony brook, comprise the work of 
this branch of the Sewer Division. 

Main and Intercepting Sewers. 

The care of main and intercepting sewers consists of the 
building, repairing and cleaning of all tide-gates, sumps, 
overflows and regulators, connected with the Metropolitan 
sewer in Brighton, East Boston, Charlestown and Dorchester. 

The building, repairing and cleaning of all gates, regu- 
lators, overflows and sumps connected with the main sewer, 
east side, west side, Stony brook, Roxbury canal, and 
Dorchester interceptors. 

The cleaning of the main sewer and all interceptors in the 
city proper, with the repairs of all manholes and coverings. 

The following is the number of regulators, gates, sumps 
and overflows to be cared for : 





Gates. 


Regulators. 


Sumps. 


Overflows. 


Brighton 


40 
24 
34 

213 


16 

9 
15 

21 


17 
1] 
16 

67 


20 


Charlestown 


11 


East Boston 


19 


City proper, inchiding South 
Boston and Dorchester. . . 


101 




311 


61 


111 


151 



These gates, regulators, sumps and overflows must be in- 
spected and cleaned after each storm or heavy rise of sewage. 

The length of sewers to be inspected and attended to in 
the city proper is twenty-four miles. 

The following is an account of the work done during the 
year : 

Sewers cleaned, 2 miles ; connections built, 7 ; vapor tide- 
gates built, 16; regulators repaired, 43; tide-gates repaired, 
128 ; flushing gates repaired, 4 ; manholes repaired, 91 ; 
sumps repaired, 21 ; manhole steps put in, 145 ; tide-gates 
cleaned, 5,228 ; regulators cleaned, 2,764 ; overflows cleaned, 
336, and sumps cleaned, 4,235. 

The work in Stony brook district consists of cleaning the 
covered channel from Back Bay fens to Green street, Jamaica 
Plain, with repairs of all manholes, coverings and overflows 
on this section. 

The cleaning of the open channel from Green street, 
Jamaica Plain, to the Hyde Park line, the care of the banks 



Street Department — Sewer Division. 219 

on both sides of this channel, and repairs of fences and stone 
walls along this section of the brook. 

The cleaning of the old overflow channel, from the 
premises of the Boston Belting Company down-stream to the 
Back Bay fens, with the care of all overflows and repair of 
fences and stone wails on this channel. The total length of 
water-conrse to be cared for is six and one-fourth miles. 

The following is an account of work done in this district 
during the past year : 

Number of cubic yards of wall rebuilt . . .390 

Number of cubic yards of wall repaired . . . 15 

Number of square feet of fence built - . . . 1,320 

•Number of overflows cleaned . . . ' . . 400 

An inspection of the open channel was made after each 
storm. 

PuMPiKG Station. — Calf Pasture. 

At this point the sewage is lifted up by the pumps about 
36 feet and settled in the deposit sewers before flowing 
through the tunnel under Dorchester bay to Moon Island. 

The following repairs and alterations were made during 
the year : 

New steam chests on the high pressure of Nos. 1 and 2 
pumps. 

New brass sleeves on plunger rods of Nos. 1 and 2 pumps. 

Two new composition valve frames on Nos. 1 and 2 pumps. 

New cylinders on valve motion of Nos. 3 and 4 pumps. 

New railing on oiling galleries of Nos. 3 and 4 pumps. 

Renewals on and new stop-valves for main steam-piping. 

General repairs on piping. 

Repairs on salt-water pump of No. 1 pump. 

Rotary pump for auxiliary salt water injection. 

Turning of exhaust from all jackets into new receiver, 
and new pump to foK3e same to heater. 

A large amount of new work will have to be done here on 
account of the new large pumping engine that will be deliv- 
ered this season. It will be necessary to start construction 
without delay on the necessary pump foundations. The main 
building will have to be extended or space furnished else- 
where to make room for a machine shop, stock-room, lavatories, 
etc., as the space now occupied for these purposes is the location 
for the new pump. Borings were made last April to deter- 
mine the character of the subsoil on the site of the proposed 
extension of the building. 

A temporary machine shop will have to be erected for use 



220 City Document No. 40. 

while the alterations are going on. New boilers, carrying 1 85 
pounds steam pressure, will have to be furnished to run the 
new pump. The location of these boilers brings up a matter 
which should not be deferred any longer, but settled at this 
time. There is ho room in the boiler-house for additional 
boilers, unless the location of the present boilers is changed. 
These boilers have been in use, day and night, for nearly 
twenty (20) years, and it has been necessary for some time 
to make repairs repeatedly. The State Inspector has been 
reducing the steam pressure from time to time, until now only 
ninety pounds is allowed, which is insufficient to do the 
work required. An}^ further reduction of the pressure will 
practically throw the boilers out of commission. 

In view of all the circumstances, and the question of the* 
possible danger of using the boilers at all after so long ser- 
vice, I would recommend that the old boilers be removed and 
a new battery be installed sufficient to run the whole plant 
when the new pump is. set up. Before doing this it will be 
necessary to set up a temporary battery of boilers outside the 
boiler-house to run the plant while the old boilers are being 
removed and new ones put in. 

New feed-water pumps and steam-piping will be necessary 
on account of the extra steam pressure to be carried. An in- 
crease in the capacity of the electric lighting will also be 
necessary. 

Before the new pump can be set up the pump-well gates 
will have to be renewed. The iron in them has been so eaten 
away by the action of the sewage in the many years since the 
works were started that it would not be safe to depend on 
them and have men working behind them in the galleries 
setting up the new pump. 

The cages at the filth hoist are rapidly going to pieces. 
New ones will have to be put in as soon as possible. 

There has been a day gang only for the whole season on 
the removal of deposit from the deposit sewers. During the 
times of a heavy flow in these sewers the work cannot go on 
on account of the lack of head room, but during the period of 
lower flow the extra accumulation can be readily handled. 
The new return pipe from the sludge tank which was laid 
last September, connecting the tank with the pump wells 
instead of the west shaft, is a great improvement, and enables 
the deposit to be removed with ease. 

Lyons Street Pumping Station. 

At this station there has been no special work outside of 
the regular repairs and maintenance. 



Street Department — Sewer Division. 221 



Moon Island. 

The outlet to the city's system is at this point. After 
leaving the pumping station the sewage flows through the 
tunnel under Dorchester bay and is received at the reservoirs 
at the island, where it is held until the time of discharge. 
The discharge takes place at a certain time of the ebb tide, 
and as this time changes with each successive tide, it neces- 
sitates some one on watch day and night who can attend to 
the discharge of the sewer and later the flushing out of the 
reservoir. 

The extension of the reservoir necessitated a new method 
of flushing after the discharge. This flushing is now done 
from the side of the reservoir opjjosite the gate-house, and, 
in order to enable the man on watch at the gate-house to do 
the work, a system was installed whereby these gates could 
be operated from the gate-house by means of compressed air 
and electricity. The working of the system is perfectly 
satisfactory, and the gate-man has perfect control in handling 
the gates, although 1,500 feet away from this part of his 
work. This method of handling the gates was installed and 
the gate-houses over these gates were erected the past year. 

The contract for sea-wall, wharf extension, boat-house and 
grading will be finished some time the coming spring. 

The following new construction or renewals should be 
attended to as far as possible the coming season, viz.: 

Paving of the slope on the easterly side of the island, 
between the sea-wall at the northeasterly point of the island 
and the reservoir. The storms continually eat into this 
slope, causing it to fall at the top of the beach, and then 
washing it away. This is the only portion of the shore 
which is not at present protected with rip-rap or paving. 

New fencing is needed around the reservoir; also, the 
fencing along the roadway, on the embankment, from the 
island to Squantum^ should be renewed. This fence was 
constructed at the time the works were built, and is in such 
condition that more or less of it is blown down with every 
heavy storm. 

A new stable and storehouse should be constructed as soon 
as possible, as the old stable is not only unfit for the horses, 
but is actually unsafe. 

The relajang of salt-water mains for washing the reservoir 
walls should be attended to. 

The original rip-rap, for at least 1,000 feet in length on 
the north side of the discharge sewer, should be relaid. The 
continual storms have moved it to such an extent that when 



222 City Document No. 40. 

there is a severe storm there is liability of damage to the 
discharge sewer embankment. 

The average daily amount of sewage received at the 
reservoir, Moon Island, from the pumping station, from 
January 31, 1901, to February 1, 1902, was 85,649,000 
gallons. For the corresponding period of the year 1900 the 
average daily amount received was 75,292,000 gallons. 

Stony Brook. 

Construction work on the 15-foot 6-inch by 17-foot brick 
conduit was stopped in September, 1900, at a point about 
eighty feet north of the north line of Cornwall street, and 
work was resumed May 10, 1901. The flow of the brook 
was carried at that time through a temporary flume in Corn- 
wall street to the 9-foot by 92-foot conduit in Boylston 
avenue. Before carrying the work across Cornwall street, a 
48-inch pipe was laid in Green street, connecting the double 
stone channels in Green street and Brookside avenue with 
the 9-foot by 9 2 -foot brick conduit in Green street, near the 
corner of Brookside avenue, and the flow of the brook was 
diverted at Green street into the brick conduit in Boylston 
avenue. In the fall of 1901 the 48-inch pipe was replaced 
by. a 9-foot wooden flume, in order to leave the channel in 
safe condition for the floods in the coming winter. From 
Cornwall street to Brookside avenue the line of the new 
conduit followed very closely the bed of the brook. Near 
Brookside avenue the work was of a very heavy and diflicult 
character, the line being a succession of curves, the curve 
passing between and partly under the buildings. The storm 
of July 29, 1901, caused some little damage, washing out 
sheeting and bracing, and bringing down one end of a stable 
which abutted on the brook. The foundation of this stable 
and also the foundations of three other buildings were 
replaced in the progress of the work. This large brick 
conduit carries on its easterly side a brick sewer, 2 feet wide 
by 82 feet high, called in this office the West Roxbury low- 
level sewer, for the purpose of afl^ording better drainage to 
the low territory adjacent to Stony brook. 

It is very desirable that the Stony brook conduit, together 
with the West Roxburj^ low-level sewer, should be carried 
through Jamaica Plain, at least as far as the Washington 
street crossing, as in this vicinity there are many estates 
which are very poorly served by the existing sewer system. 
Surveys, borings and estimates are being made to find the 
best line for the work south of Green street. Boring's show 



Street Department — Sewer Division. 223 

a deep bed of quick-sand near the corner of Brookside avenue 
and Green street and extending southerly for a considerable 
distance. 

The pollution of the Fens ponds by the waters of Stony 
brook is a subject which has been the cause of much com- 
plaint and correspondence with the Park Department. 

These ponds have now become practically pools of sewage, 
a menace to public health and a common nuisance. 

In order to explain how this deplorable state of things has 
come about, it is necessary to review a little the history of 
Stony brook and the Back Bay Fens park. 

When this Parkway was planned, the fact was recognized 
that the open waterway was a part of the chaniiel of Stony 
brook and Muddy river, and that these two water courses 
flowing through populous districts could not be expected to 
run clear at all times, and that it was therefore an essential 
feature of this kind of a park system to provide a covered 
channel through which the flow of these water-courses could 
be turned directly to Charles river without going through 
the ornamental ponds whenever such flow was foul ; and 
large covered channels were built for both Stony brook and 
Muddy river. At that time the only channel of Stony brook 
was the old channel, located in Bryant street and Parker 
street. The gate chamber was built at this point, and 
a 7-foot circular wooden conduit built from the gate chamber 
to the river, and gates were so arranged that the flow of 
Stony brook could be turned in either direction, as it might 
be either clear or foul. 

A similar arrangement was made on Brookline avenue at 
the parkway, a gate chamber being built here of similar 
design, and a 10-foot by 11-foot wooden conduit carried 
down Brookline avenue and Deerfield street to the river. 

These provisions were wise and answered their purpose 
at the time, the large channel formed by the ponds furnish- 
ing an ample outlet for the clear water of freshets, and the 
covered channels being available for the foul flow caused by 
small and moderate rainfalls. 

When the Stony brook flood of 1886 occurred a commis- 
sion was appointed by Mayor O'Brien in accordance with 
the following order of the City Council : 

February 15, 1886. 

Ordered^ That His Honor the Mayor be requested to appoint a 
commission of three persons, who shall examine the whole subject 
of the surface drainage of the section of the city flooded during 
the late storm, and see if a plan can be devised for preventing 
such floods in the future ; the expense of such commission to be 
paid from the appropriation for Incidentals. 



224 City Document No. 40, 

As the order only referi'ed to the prevention of floods, the 
commission confined itself to that question and devised a 
plan, which has been carried out since that date, in part, and 
which is still in process of constrnctionj By this plan a new 
route was selected for the channel of Stony brook, b&tween 
the Roxbury crossing and the Fens ponds, and a new entrance 
made near the crossing of Parker street and Huntington 
avenue. No provision was made by this commission for any 
foul-flow channel similar to the one with which the old chan- 
nel had been furnished, nor did they touch upon this point 
in their report. To the failure of the city to make this pro- 
vision is due the present condition of the Fens ponds. 

Stony brook is a stream having its rise in the town of 
Hyde Park, and flowing through West Roxbury, Roxbury 
and the Back Bay. In its upper reaches it drains large 
areas of unsewered territory, but in its lower reaches flows 
through a thickly-settled district. Comparatively few branch 
surface drains have as yet been extended to take surface 
water directly from the catch-basins to the main brook chan- 
nel, the surface water being still conveyed to the brook 
through the common sewers, and discharged into the brook 
during rains by means of overflows. Of course, some sewage 
is necessarily mingled with the storm water, and during light 
and moderate rains the admixture of sewage is large com- 
pared with the rain water. 

Another circumstance which aggravates the condition of 
things is that the main sewer in the Stony brook valley is 
but little larger than is necessary to carry the dry-weather 
flow, so that comparatively light rainfalls cause overflows of 
but slightly diluted sewage into the brook. 

The consequence of this state of affairs is that the Fens 
ponds have been growing more and more foul year by year. 
The water in the ponds is actually offensive in warm weather. 
This is a disgrace to the City of Boston, and a foul blot 
upon the otherwise beautiful park system. The condition 
has become so bad that, unless some remedy is applied at 
once, the whole chai;acter of this beautiful water park will 
have to be changed, a covered channel provided for the 
brook and the Fens filled in, thus sacrificing the distinctive 
characteristic of this part of the park system, namely, that of 
a water park. Even this cannot be done, in my opinion, 
without incurring greater expense than by the plan which 
will be presently outlined. 

This state of things is nothing new. In 1898 the condi- 
tion of the ponds had become so bad that this division went 
to the expense of about $25,000 to partially cleanse them 



STfiEET Department — Sewer Division. 225 

by dredging out the largest deposits and flushing them out 
through the seven-foot wooden channel previously referred to. 

This, of course, was only a temporary amelioration of con- 
ditions, and the ponds are now in as bad a state as they were 
then. 

The effect of these pools of sewage upon property in the 
vicinity should also be considered. The Fenway lands are 
naturally fitted to be developed into the finest residential 
and hotel district in the City of Boston; but that develop- 
ment is being retarded, and, in my opinion, will be held in 
check indefinitely until the Fens ponds can be purified and 
kept pure. It is inconceivable that any one will put 
large sums of money into the building of residences or hotels 
in this vicinity while the ponds remain in their present con- 
dition, for it cannot be denied that they are actually a menace 
to health. 

The remedy is a simple one, but not inexpensive. It is to 
provide the new channel of Stony brook with a foul-flow or 
by-pass channel which will perform for it the same function 
which the existing covered channels do for the old channel 
of Stony brook and for Muddy river. 

This ofhce has made a study of what it is desirable to 
build, and has designed a twelve-foot by twelve-foot covered 
channel for this purpose, with a gate-house to be located at 
or near the terminus of the Commissioners' channel at the 
• Huntington avenue entrance of the park and extending to 
Charles river, substantially parallel with the existing seven-foot 
channel which connects with the old Stony brook channel 
at Bryant street. This channel will be large enough to carry 
the flow of Stony brook during storms whose magnitude 
does not amount to that of a freshet. 

During freshets the flow of Stony brook is clear enough 
to cause no nuisance in flowing through the open channel of 
the Fens, and flows clear for such a long time after sewer 
overflows cease that ij, will sweep out any offensive material 
that may come down at the beginning of the freshet. 

The gate-chamber is designed to be furnished with sluice- 
gates operated by hydraulic rams, which will be set in motion 
automatically when the flood in Stony brook reaches a given 
height. These gates will therefore remain closed during all 
except freshet times, and all ordinary flow of Stony brook 
will be carried by the new channel directly to the river. 

The cost of this channel, including the sluice gate-house, 
is estimated at three hundred thousand (300,000) dollars. 

The condition of the old channel of Stony brook, between 
the gate-house at Bryant street and the premises of the 



226 City Document No. 40. 

Boston Belting Company, was fully discussed in last year's 
report, and it is hardly necessary to add anything to what 
was then said, except to mention the fact that this also is 
a source of pollution to the Back Bay Fens. The foul flow 
is, of course, turned through the 7-foot channel which was 
provided for that purpose, as has been previously described, 
but during floods large amounts of sewage sludge which had 
been previously deposited in this channel, encumbered as it 
is with interior bracing in many places to keep it from fall- 
ing in, is necessarily carried over into the Fens ponds. It is 
impossible to prevent this accumulation of foul matter in 
this old stone channel, except by rebuilding the channel and 
providing proper house sewers connecting with the intercept- 
ing sewers to carry the drainage of the abutting estates 
which are too low to drain into the existing sewer system. 

The estimated cost of rebuilding this channel, together 
with the pipe intercepting sewers on each side, is $302,000. 

Tables and statements are appended showing the amount 
of work done durmg the past year. 

Entraistce Fees, Pbemits, and Assessments. 

Entrance- fees to the amount of $3,505.27 have been col- 
lected from estates upon which no sewer assessment was ever 
paid, in accordance with chapter 38, section 10, of the 
Revised Ordinances of 1898. 

Bills for sewer assessments, amounting to $1,932, have 
been deposited for collection, representing those estates 
assessed under chapter 456 of the Acts of 1889, and amend- 
ments thereto, which have been connected during the year 
with the sewers for which they were assessed. 

One thousand nine hundred and fifty-four (1,954) permits 
have been issued to licensed drain-layers to make connections 
with the public sewers, and the work done under these 
permits has been inspected, and a record of the same made on 
the plans of this division, in accordance with the provisions 
of chapter 38, sections 6 and 10, of the Revised Ordinances 
of 1898. 

One thousand and sixty-six (1,066) permits have been, 
issued to district formen and contractors for construction 
and repairs of sewers and catch-basins. 

Plans for the assessment of estates benefited by sewer 
construction have been furnished the Street Commissioners, 
representing 109,138 feet of sewers, costing 1805,788.75. 
Respectfully, 

Geoege Phillips, 

Deputy Superintendent.. 



Street Department — Sewer Division. 



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228 City Document No. 40. 

OBJECTS OF EXPENDITURES. 

Street Department, Sewer Division. 

Pumping station and Moon Island, $107,608 91 
Towboats . . $$12,563 25 
Less paid by Sanitary 

Division . . 10,767 50 

1,795 75 

Main and intercepting sewers . 18,821 70 



.28 226 36 



Pumping Station, Lyons Street, Dorchester. 
Maintenance . . . . . . . 8,240 07 

Stony JBrooh. 
Maintenance 6,760 00 

Miscellaneous Maintenance Charges. 
Office and engineering force, salaries and expenses, 1 1 ,083 1 7 



Current expenses of yards 

lockers, stables, etc. 
Less amoimt earned by depart 

ment teams and engines 



$105,502 00 
43,346 16 



61,155 84 
Repairing and cleaning catch-basins, sewers and 

general repairs ...... 101,098 08 

House connections, work for other departments, 

incidental expenses, etc. . . . . 12,00763 

Hardware, tools, rubber goods, etc. . . . 9,663 45 

Telephones not included elsewhere . . . 1,481 26 

$339,715 86 

Increase in stock at yards . . . . 5,953 19 

Transferred to Fire Department, $10,000 00 

Transferred to Paving Division, 20,046 89 

Transferred to Bridge Division, 41 45 
Transferred to Street Cleaning 

Division .... 205 08 



Less paid by transfer $30,293 42 

from Pubhc Build- 
ings Department to 
Sewer Division . $2,000 00 

Less revenue received 

from corporations . 962 47 

■ 2,962 47 



27,330 95 
$373,000 00 



Street Department — Sewer Divisioit. 



229 



Sewerage Works. 
Pumping station and Moon Island 



Seicer Construction. 



South Boston 
East Boston 
Cliaiiestown 
Brighton 
West Roxbvu'y 
Dorchester 
Roxbiuy 
City Proper 



$68,937 02 

12,724 52 

8,709 01 

43,214 06 

59,590 58 

151,931 80 
94,466 55 
85,128 18 



Miscellaneous Construction Charges. 

Office and engineering force, salaries and expenses, 
Hardware, tools, rubber goods, damages . 
New manholes ...... 

Sundries ....... 

Stony brook improvement, construction and 
eno-ineering; ...... 



$148,596 41 



524,701 72 



98,545 16 

. 2,574 88 

2,716 35 

4,641 17 

102,155 44 



,931 13 



Lating-Out and Construction of Highways. 
Sewer Construction. 



Dorchester . 
City Proper 



t,382 05 
115 97 



Laying and Construction of Highways. 
Chapter Jf.78 of the Acts 1900. 
Office and sundries . . . ... 



Sewer Construction, 



South Boston 
East Boston 
Charlestown 
Brighton 
West Roxbury 
Dorchester . 
Roxbury 
City Proper 



$21,025 90 

24,334 44 

6,253 90 

8,382 70 

58,291 19 

112,343 72 

35,928 06 

20,696 07 



$4,498 02 



.,187 49 



287,255 98 



,443 47 



230 City Document No. 40. 

Construction of Highways already laid out 



$400,000 00 



Charlestown 
"West Roxbury 
City Proper 



Sewer Construction. 



^2,133 77 
8,688 38 
4,479 71 



.5,301 86 



Recapitulation. 

Street Department, Sewer Division . 
Sewerage Works ...... 

Laying and Construction of Highways, chapter 

478 of the Acts of 1900 .... 

Construction of Highways already laid out, 

$400,000 

Laying Out and Construction of Highways 



$345,669 05 
883,931 13 

308,443 47 

15,301 86 
4,498 02 

1,557,843 53 



Summary of Sewer Construction for the Twelve Months ending January 

31, 1902. 



District. 



Builtby the 

City by 
Contract or 
Day Labor. 



Built by 
Private 
Parties. 



Total length 

built 

during the 

12 months 

ending 

Jan. 31, 1902. 



City Proper . . . 
East Boston. .. 
Charlestown... 
South Boston.. 

Roxbury 

West Roxbury 

Dorchester 

Brighton 

Total 



Feet. 

5,734 98 

6,940 76 

3,674 31 

8,438 41 

23,102 58 

21,299 02 

47,415 24 

5,487 22 



Feet. 
389 00 



1,018 90 
3,.559 91 
1,003 76 
429 00 
2,984 37 
4,619 73 



Feet. 

6,123 98 

6,940 76 

4,693 21 

11,998 32 

24,106 34 

21,728 02 

50,399 61 

10,106 95 



122,092 52 



14,004 67 



136,097 19 



Summary of Sewer Construction for five years previous to February 1, 1902. 





1897. 


1898. 


1899. 


1900. 


1901. 


Built by the City by con- 
tract or day labor 

Built by private parties. . . 


Feet. 
134,324 93 
38,969 14 


Feet. 
203,139 68 
9,325 99 


Feet. 
99,772 15 
17,955 05 


[Feet. 
78,255 92 
15,438 28 


Feet. 
122,092 52 
14,004 ~67 


Total number of feet built. 


173,294 07 


212,465 67 


117,727 20 


93,694 20 


136,097 19 



Street Department — Sewee Division. 231 

Schedule of Sewers Built to Date in the City of Boston, February 1, 1902. 



District. 



Total length 

built during 

12 months 

ending 

Jan. 31, 1902. 



Length rebuilt 

and aban- 
doned during 
the 12 months 

ending 
Jan. 31, 1902. 



Additional length for 
12 months ending 
Jan. 31, 1902. 



City Proper 

East Boston — 

Charlestown 

South Boston. .. 

Roxbury 

West Roxbury. 

Dorchester 

Brighton 



Feet. 
6,123 98 

6,940 76 

4,693 21 

11,998 32 

24,106 34 

21,728 02 

50,399 61 

10,106 95 



Feet. 
4,046 70 

970 40 
1,530 34 
2,807 84 
2,072 44 

135 85 
1,167 12 

235 15 



Feet. 
2,077 28 

5,970 36 

3,162 87 

9,190 48 

22,033 90 

21,592 17 

49,232 49 

9,871 SO 



Miles. 
0.39 

1.13 

0.60 

1.74 

4.17 

4.09 

9.32 

1.87 



Totals. 



136.097 19 



12,965 84 



123,131 35 



Length built previous to January 31, 1901 

Total 

Length of intersecting sewer 

Total 

Total mileage of streets containing sewerage works 



23.31 



527.75 



551.06 
24.12 



575.18 
417.10 



Catch-basins Built February 1, 1901, to January 31, 1902. 



Number. 



City Proper . . 

Roxbury 

Dorchester 

West Roxbury 

Brighton 

Charlestown . . 
East Boston... 
South Boston . 

Total 



109 

69 
205 
70 
37 
IS 
22 
50 



580 



1,404,781 linear feet of sewers flushed. 
1,547 cubic yards material removed 

from sewers. 
9,425 catch-basins cleaned; 26,451 

cubic yards removed. 



232 



City Document No. 40. 



Report of Sludge Received in and Removed from the Deposit Sewer for 
Twelve Montlis, Ending January 31, 1902. 



1901. 


Received. 


Removed. 




February 


512 cubic yards 


512 cubic yards 




March 


600 " " 


600 






April 


1,283 " 
509 " " 


338 ' 








507 ' 








686 " " 
914 " 
1,048 " " 


579 

849 ' 
917 ' 








Sludge in sewers Feb. 
1, 1901, 290 cubic 
yards. 

Sludge in sewers Feb. 
1, 1902, 1,314 cubic 
yards. 




September 


759 " 

725 " " 


769 ' 
860 ' 




November 


820 " 


765 ' 




December 


634 " 


766 ' 






1902. 










739 " 


743 " 








Totals 


9,229 cubic yards 


8,205 cubic vards 













Real Estate in Charge of the Sewer Division. 



Owned by City. 



Assessed Valuation. 



Land. 



Buildings. 



Sewer yard, 678 Albany street. South End 

Gate-house, Columbus avenue, Roxlniry 

Sewer yard, Rutherford avenue, Charlestown 

Sewer yard, Massachusetts avenue, near Albany 
street. South End 

Sewer yard, Western avenue, Brighton 

Pumping station, Old Harbor Point, Dorchester.. . 

Land, buildings and reservoirs at Moon Island 
and Squantum 

Sewer yard. North Grove street, West End. (Oc- 
cupied in common with other divisions of the 
Street Department) 

Sewer yard. Child and South streets, West Rox- 
bury. (Occupied in common with Paving Divi- 
sion) 



Leased. 

Sewer yard, Revere street. West End. (Occupied 
in common with Paving Division. Leased from 
J. J. Costello) 

Sewer yard, Eagle street, East Boston. (Occupied 
in common with other divisions. Leased from 
trustees of Glendon Company) 

Sewer yard, Old Harbor street "and Columbia road. 
South Boston. (Office building owned by Sewer 
Division. Leased from estate of Choate Burn- 
ham) 

Sewer yard, Gibson street, Dorchester. (Build- 
ings erected by Sewer Division. Leased from 
trustees of Gibson School Fund) 



$56,400 

"'13,606' 

56,400 

8,600 

98,000 

19,500 
66,720 
19,300 



76.500 



4,800 
7,000 



$3,000 

4,666" 

3,000 

5,500 

300,000 

4,300 

28,000 
3,000 



3,500 



3,200 
5,000 



Street Department — Street Cleaning Division. 233 



APPENDIX F. 



REPORT OF THE DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT OF THE 
STREET CLEANING DIVISION. 



921, 922, 923 Tkemont Building, 

Boston, February 1, 1902. 

Hon. James Donovan, 

Superintendent of Streets : 

Dear Sir, — I have the honor to submit the following 
report of the work of this division during the financial year 
ending January 31, 1902 : 

Methods. 

The work in this division has been carried on in a man- 
ner similar to that of the previous year. The paved streets 
have been swept at night with machines, and many of them 
patrolled during the day by push-cart men. This method 
seems to be the most effective, the sweeping at night 
with machines being, of course, more thorough than hand 
work, there being no teams or obstructions on the street to 
contend with at that time. The patrol work in the daytime 
is necessary to keep the streets in a neat looking and clean 
condition. At the present time the regular force in this 
division consists of about 370 men, an increase of nearly 
twenty over last year. All these men have been carried on 
full time during the entire year. 

The following table shows the work done on the streets 
during the year : 



Miles of paved streets cleaned 

Miles of .gutters cleaned 

Loads of dirt removed 

Loads of snow removed 

Loads of litter, etc., collected 

Barrels collected and removed by push-cart service, 



11,808 

2,455 

99,354 

42,374 

5,353 

152,210 



234 City Document No. 40. 

Enlakged Sweeping Areas. 

There has been during this year a large increase of paved 
streets. In some districts many streets have been newly 
paved, and in the business district many have been repaved. 
Some of our streets naturally receive more attention than 
others, according to the location of the street and the amount 
of traffic through it, and for these reasons some streets are 
swept but once a week, where otliers receive sometimes six 
sweepings. With our present force, streets that should 
receive more attention are thus somewhat neglected. There 
has been an increase, in consequence, in the push-cart work, 
and there is still field for a much larger extension of this 
service resulting from our newly-paved streets in the resi- 
dential parts of the cit}^, and those repaved in the business 
parts which call for constant care. Many of these have never 
been patrolled, and as they are now in first-class condition, 
such service would be of much value, and should be extended 
as far as possible. This, however, would call for a much 
larger appropriation. 

Paper Patrol, etc. 

The question of paper patrol, etc., on our streets is a 
very serious one. Although it is not a sanitary question to a 
very large extent, it is still a matter vitally concerning the 
appearance of our streets, as a very little paper on the streets 
mars all our good work. The litter occurs, first, from the 
placing of the waste barrels on the sidewalks for the Sanitary 
Division, and the lack of care taken in so placing or in filling 
them, and the scattering by the scavengers of the contents 
in picking them over. More stringent rules should be m&de 
governing this, and the people forced to be more careful. In 
the second place, more of this litter comes from the throwing 
of rubbish into the streets in some of the dwelling districts. 
To obviate these nuisances as much as possible a paper 
patrol service was organized during the summer months. 
At one time fifteen teams patrolled the streets every day and 
picked up the rubbish. By allotting to each team a certain 
district we were able to do considerable work, and the effect 
was very noticeable ; but some streets cleaned one day were 
just as dirty the next. The Board of Police has the powxr 
to prevent these violations, as they are contrary to law, and 
some arrangements should be made looking to the prosecution 
of the offenders. There is really no need of all this rubbish, 
and as along as it is permitted many of our streets will never 
be in a very clean condition. 



Street Department — Street Cleaning Division. 235 

Stock. 

In regard to the stock, many valuable additions could be 
made to this division. At the present time we have 109 
horses, an increase of eight over last 3^ear. Many of these 
horses have been in this division for years, and are unfit 
for the use to which we put them. Much more efficient work 
could be done if they could be replaced by new horses. 
There have been ten carts and six sweeping machines 
purchased this year, and, though much of our rolling stock 
has been thoroughly repaired and is in very good condition, 
still some of the old carts should be condemned and new ones 
purchased. In the estimates for this division for the year 
ensuing a request has been made for an appropriation for the 
purchase of stock in accordance with the foregoing statement. 

Dumps. 

The question of dumps is a very serious one, and in some 
districts calls for immediate attention. 

In Charlestown the present dump is very nearly filled, and 
we must soon seek some other place. There are no available 
dumps in Charlestown ; and it either means a longer or more 
expensive haul out towards Somerville or the placing of a 
scow somewhere on the water front, say the site of the old 
Charles-river bridge. 

The facilities of the scow at Atlantic avenue are often 
overtaxed and sometimes to our great disadvantage, especially 
Avhen we are working at night and are cut off from its use. 
Several times we have been obliged to leave the dirt, swept 
into piles on the street, or haul it to a very distant dump. 

The Back Bay district is also at a disadvantage, and soon 
the hauling of the dirt to the dumps available there will 
be at a heavy expense and a consequent lessening of the 
efficiency of the service. 

Stables. 

This division is badly cramped for stable room, and out- 
side of South Boston we have no chance for expansion. In 
some places there is hardly room enough to store our carts. 
The old stable which was leased for this division in South 
Boston is to be torn down by the Park Commission, and we 
have been ordered to vacate by February 1, 1 902. A five-year 
lease has been made for a new stable at the corner of H 
and Second streets, which will meet all the demands of this 
district. Some provision must soon be made in the other 
districts for stable and shed room, as in many cases teams 
are often exposed to the weather. 



236 City Document No. 40. 

Slippery Pavements. 

We have had considerable trouble on account of the 
slippery character of some of the asphalt streets, and we 
have often been obliged to sand them, especially when it has 
rained, and during the winter months. To meet this emer- 
gency a sanding machine was purchased which has given 
good satisfaction ; but one machine cannot cover all the 
area to be sanded, particularly as the streets become very 
slippery in a short space of time, and at least one other 
machine should be procured. During part of the summer 
the asphalt on Tremont and part of Boylston street was 
flushed at night ; a one and a half-inch wire-wound hose, con- 
nected with the city hydrants, was used, and the streets 
cleaned with squilgees and brooms afterwards. This method 
was very effective, removing the deposits which made the 
streets slippery, but the coming of cold weather put a stop 
to this flushing. 

Work in Dorchester During the Year. 

Oui' South Boston gang has cleaned Dorchester avenue as 
far as Peabody square about twice a month. This of course 
takes them from their work in South Boston, and, besides, 
such service is inadequate for the work necessary on such a 
thoroughfare as Dorchester avenue. An appropriation is 
available for a Street Department yard in Dorchester, and 
steps should be taken to install a plant there at as early a 
date as is possible. 

Public Alleys. 

Quite a number of public alleys have been completed this 
year, especially in the Back Bay, and the cleaning of these 
sometimes takes the gang in that district an entire day ; 
this is a much-needed improvement, but funds should be pro- 
vided for this work, as it is an extra, not a regular, expense 
of this division. 

Respectfully yours, 

Joseph J. Norton, 
. Deputy Superintendent. 



Stkeet Department — Street Cleaning Division. 237 



FINANCIAL STATEMENT. 

Appropriation, 1901-1902 .... 
Transferred from Public Buildings Department 
Transferred from Sewer Division . 
Transferred from Street Watering Division . 



;79,000 00 

1,000 00 

205 08 

740 64 



$380,945 72 



Transferred to City Treasury . . $20,000 00 

Transferred to Paving Division . 4,500 00 

Total expenditures .... 356,445 72 



,945 72 



OBJECTS OF EXPENDITURES. 



Superintendence. 




Salary of Superintendent .... 


$3,184 43 


Office pay-rolls ...... 


4,342 72 


Stationery . . . 


202 97 


Printing ....... 


871 81 


Board of horses, not mentioned elsewhere 


132 02 


Telephone service ..... 


482 80 




$9,216 75 



Machine Sweeping of Paved Streets. 



This includes cost of sweeping, loading- 
dirt. 

District 1, South Boston 
District 2, East Boston 
District 3, Charlestown 
District 7, Roxbury 
District 8, South End : 

Up-town gang . 

Down-town gang 
District 9, Back Bay . 
District 10, West' End 
District 10, North End 



and removal of street 



m,121 95 

6,475 64 

11,838 75 

15,292 26 

12,979 69 
33,029 84 
6,564 31 
15,424 90 
15,404 41 



,131 75 



238 



City Document No. 40. 



Cleaning Gutters. 

This includes cost of sweeping, loading and removal of street 
dirt. 

District 1, South Boston 
District 2, East Boston 
District 3, Charlestown 
District 7, Eoxbury 
District 8, South End : 

Up-town gang . 

Down-town gang 
District 9, Back Bay 
District 10, West End . 



1,640 


50 


3,279 


68 


2,874 


17 


4,215 


45 


2,680 


59 


72 


97 


4,925 


13 


72 


00 



$19,760 49 

Total length of gutters cleaned, 2,455, miles. 

Average cost per mile (including pro rata cost of dump), %S 30 

Cost of Maintaining Dumps. 

District 1, South Boston 
District 2, East Boston 
District 3, Charlestown 
District 7, Eoxbury 
District 8, South End : 

Up-town gang . 

Down-town gang 
District 9, Back Bay . 
District 10, West End . 
District 10, North End 



425 


91 


247 


35 


508 


20 


524 


45 


462 


55 


508 


21 


457 


50 


228 


70 


258 


31 



!,621 18 



Removing Snow. 

This includes labor on crossings, in streets, carting of snow, 
etc. 

District 1 , South Boston 
District 2, East Boston 
District 3, Charlestown 
District 7, Eoxbury 
District 8, South End : 

Up-town gang . 

Down-town gang 
District 9 , Back Bay . 
District 10, West End . 
District 10, North End 



2,954 


60 


1,560 


61 


2,170 


74 


2,911 


90 


2,044 


37 


8,018 


51 


2,791 


89 


3,284 


16 


3,303 


83 



$29,040 61 



See Patrol System. 



Street Department — Street Cleaning Division. 239 



Miscellaneous. 

This shows the cost of such work as may not be characterized 
the same in all districts. 



District 1, South Boston 
District 2, East Boston 
District 3, Charlestown 
District 7, Eoxbury 
District 8, South End : 

Up- town gang . 

Down-town gang 
District 9, Back Bay . 
District 10, West End . 
District 10, North End 



Patrolling hy Districts. 



$288 41 

51 40 

30 00 

169 86 

79 80 

10 00 

79 80 

127 80 

8 00 

$845 07 



This includes the cost of picking up and the removal of refuse 
papers, etc., from the streets. 
District 1, South Boston . . . ... $1,989 21 

District 2, East Boston 
District 3, Charlestown 
District 7, Roxbury 
District 8, South End : 

Up-town gang . 

Down-town gang 
District 9, Back Bay . 
District 10, West End . 
District 10, North End 

$6,147 53 



798 


45 


701 


73 


2,484 


89 


117 


43 


2 


10 


2 


10 


49 


52 


2 


10 



Flushing asphalt streets .... 


$861 45 


Collecting ashes . . . . . . 


$106 56 


Public Alleys. 




Labor and teaming . . . . . 


$239 18 


Push- Cart Patrol System. 




Superintendence, inspection, etc. . 


$4,970 42 


Push-carts — labor, teaming, etc. 


47,409 51 


Paper patrolling ...... 


3,067 72 


Stock 


1,526 52 


Snow-work . . . 


5,280 56 


Holidays . . . . . . . 


5,129 22 


Repairs at station, 95 Columbus avenue 


67 08 


Sundries — repairs, etc. .... 


2,480 00 


Sanding asphalt streets . . ' . 


65 10 




$69,996 13 



240 



City Document No. 40. 



Stable and Yard Expenses. 

In the following statement is included the cost of the South 
End, West End, Roxbury, South Boston, Charlestown and East 
Boston stables : 

Superintendence of stables ..... 
Labor, including the cost of feeders, hostlers, 

broom-makers, watchmen, yardmen, messenger, 

hay, grain, etc. 
Cart and carriage repairs 
Harness repairs . 
Horseshoeing 
Sweeping machine repairs 
Stable and shed repairs 
Street-car tickets 
Tool repairs 

Veterinary services and medicine 
Board and care of horses, not mentioned elsewhere. 



$1,396 


20 


35,755 


31 


3,376 


86 


1,751 


74 


3,339 


50 


2,185 


06 


277 


99 


600 


00 


134 


34 


1,466 


64 


186 


00 



See Patrol System. 



Stock Account. 



Broom stock purchased 

Harnesses and horse furnishings purchased 

Horses purchased 

Tools purchased . 

Sweeping machines purchased 

Bag-carriers, push-carts, etc. 

Carts, carriages, etc. . 



),469 64 



^5,930 78 
1,148 61 
1,800 00 

755 85 
1,650 00 

407 50 
1,875 14 

.3,567 88 



Miscellaneous. 

Holidays $15,136 76 

Scow (cost of disposal at sea of 33,849 loads of 

street dirt) 7,819 OS 

Sundries 1,959 72 

Annuity 300 00 



i,215 56 



Street Depaktment — Street Cleaning Division. 241 



General Recapitulation of Expenses 



Superintendence . . . 

Machine sweeping of paved streets 

Cleaning gutters 

Maintaining dumps 

Removal of snow and ice 

Miscellaneous work 

Paper patrolling . 

Flushing asphalt streets 

Collecting ashes . 

Cleaning pubhc alleys 

Patrol system, push-carts 

Stable and yard expenses 

Stock account 

Miscellaneous 



$9,216 75 

128,131 75 

19,760 49 

3,621 18 

29,040 61 

845 07 

6,147 53 

861 45 

106 56 

239 18 

69,996 13 

50,469 64 

13,567 88 

25,215 56 



$357,219 78 



Of the above amount, the sum of $774.06 was paid by other 
departments and divisions for work done, thus making the net 
expenses of this division, as shown in the financial statement, 
$356,445.72. 

Incojie. 

Amount of bills deposited -with the City Collector during the 
financial year ending January 31, 1902, $1,535.22. 

Table showing the Cost per Mile of Machine Sweeping, etc., 
of Paved Streets in each District, Exclusive of Supervision 
and other Expenses. 



Districts. 


m 


6X3 

a 
§ 

3 

a-l 
O 

o 
O 


Pro Rata Cost of 
Diunp. 


o 
o 


■ 1 
6 


1 


704 

493 

880 

726 

946 

4,053 

593 

1,813 

1,600 


$11,121 95 
6,475 64 
11,838 75 
15,292 26 
12,979 69 
33,029 84 
6,564 31 
15,424 90 
15,404 41 


$371 16 
164 20 
408 93 
411 12 
383 37 
507 07 
261 38 
227 60 
258 31 


$11,493 11 

6,639 84 
12,247 67 
15,703 38 
13,363 06 
33,536 91 

6,825 69 
15,652 50 
15,662 72 


$16 32 
13 47 

13 92 
21 63 

14 13 
8 37 

11 51 

8 63 

9 79 


2 


3 


7 


8 Up-lown ' 




9 


10 West End 


10 North End 






11,808 


$128,131 75 


$2,993 13 


$131,124 88 





Average cost per mile of cleaning streets in districts, exclusive of supervision, 



242 



City Document No. 40. 



Table showing the Cost per Mile of Machine Sweeping, etc.,^ 
of Paved Streets in each District, including Supervision, 
Labor, Yard and Stable Expenses. 



Districts. 


9 
m . 

o a 


a 
"a 

cs 
o a> 


o a 

H 3 


66% of the Cost 
of Yard and 
Stable Ex. 
penses. 


"do 
O 

O 

"ci 
O 


o 
O 

11 


1 


704 

493 

880 

726 

946 

4,053 

593 

1,813 

1,600 


$11,493 11 
6,639 84 
12,247 67 
15,703 38 
13,363 06 
33,536 91 
6,825 69 
15,652 50 
15,662 72 


$403 91 
233 40 
430 50 
551 90 
469 60 

1,178 62 
239 88 
550 09 
550 47 


$2,919 62 
1,686 74 
3,111 30 
3,989 17 
3,396 65 
8,519 45 
1,733 95 
3,974 24 
3,978 84 


$14,816 64 
8,559 98 
15,789 47 
20,244 45 
17,229 31 
43,234 98 
8,799 52 
20,176 83 
20,192 03 


$21 05 


2 


17 36 


3 

7 


17 94 

27 88 


8 Up-town .... 

8 Down-town. 

9 


18 21 
10 67 
14 84 


10 West End... 
lONortbEnd.. 


11 13 

12 62 




11,808 


$131,124 88 


$4,608 37 


$33,309 96 


$169,043 21 





Average cost per mile of cleaning the streets in districts, including supervision, 
etc.. $14.31. 



Table showing the Number of Loads of Street Dirt Removed. 



Districts. 



K II m b e r of 
loads of dirt 
removed. 



Cost per load of 
cleaning streets 
and removing 
to dumps, in. 
eluding fore- 
man's superin- 
tendence. 



1 

2 

3 

7 

Up-town Gang. 

Down-town Gan 

-f. ( West End 

^" \ North End 



15,762 
6,590 
8,954 

13,570 
9,346 

16,237 
5,795 
8,142 
8,210 



10 80 



1 87 



Removed by push-cart patrol system. 

Removed by district push-carts 

Removed by paper patrol 



92,606 
6,748 



5,353 



Barrels and Baj 
Loads. 

122,663 
29,547 



Total . 



104,707 



152,210 



Total number of cart loads removed 104,707 

Total number of barrel and bag loads removed 152,210 



Thirty-three thousand, eight hundred and forty-niue (33,849) loads of these street 
sweepings (or 32 per cent.) were delivered at the dumping scow at Tort Hill Wharf,, 
the towing of which to sea cost twenty three (23) cents per load. 



Street Department — Street Cleaning Division. 248 



Public Waste- JBarr els. 

Total number of waste-barrels emptied 
Total number of subway barrels emptied 



Summary. 

Miles of paved streets cleaned 

Miles of gutters cleaned 

Loads of dirt removed 

Loads of paper and refuse removed 

Push-cart barrels emptied 

Waste-barrels emptied 

Subway barrels emptied 



10,794 
1,728 

12, 522 



11,808 
2,455 

99,354 

5,353 

152,210 

10,794 
1,728 



Property Occupied by the Street Cleaning Division. 

South Boston. Lease of stable, corner of H and Second streets. 

East Boston. Part of stable, on East Eagle street. Leased. 

Charlestown. " " " " Rutherford avenue. City stable. 

Roxbury. " " " " Highland street. " 

South End. " " " " 650 Albany street. " 

West End. " " " " North Grove street. '* 

Back Bay. Lease of building, 95 Columbus avenue. 



244 City Document No. 40. 



APPENDIX G. 



REPORT OF THE DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT OF 
THE STREET WATERING DIVISION. 



904-905 Tremont Building, 

Boston, February 1, 1902. 

Hon. James Donovan, 

/Superintendent of Streets : 

Dear Sir, — I respectfully submit the annual report of 
the Street Watering Division of the Street Department for 
the financial year ending January 31, 1902. 

In accordance with the recommendation of His Honor the 
Mayor the Board of Aldermen adopted the following order 
December 17, 1900 : 

Ordered, That hereafter streets in all the Street Watering dis- 
tricts of the city be watered at public expense. 

Accordingly the watering of the past year was done at the 
general expense, and an appropriation of $175,000 provided 
from the tax levy. 

The season opened March 8 and practically ended Novem- 
ber 18. It was what might be termed a wet season, particu- 
larly the spring and fall months, and the reduced expenditure 
is in a great measure directly chargeable to the weather. 

The work done during the past year was generally satis- 
factory, and but very few complaints were received. 

The increase in the number of carts over that of 1900 was 
due to the increased service on main thoroughfares and the 
watering of newly constructed streets in the suburban dis- 
tricts ; and, as this is a natural increase in the work of the 
division, the coming year in all probability will call for a 
corresponding addition. 

The streets of the Back Bay district were watered daily 
from four to six times, those of the City Proper and South 
End four times, and in the outlying districts the main thor- 
oughfares three and four times, and the other streets at least 
twice. 

The property in charge of the division is in excellent 
condition, and especial care has been taken in using the 
standpipes, so that breakage and leakage might be prevented. 



Street Department — Street Watering Divisioisr. 245 

The expenditures of this division are controlled largely 
by the weather conditions, and in consequence the amount 
necessary for maintenance in any one year is purely a 
matter of approximation ; but using the cost in past years 
with the increase in efficiency and in the street area, as a 
basis for comparison, it would appear that the sum of 
$190,000 should be appropriated for the use of the division 
during the coming year. 

This amount will enable the division to water during 
the winter months, and will thus remove a constant source 
of complaint, as a period of cold, dry weather, accompanied 
by high winds, makes street watering necessary on the 
ground of public health ; but funds have not been available 
heretofore to do this service, as required in every section of 
the city. 

The division is indebted to Mr. J. W. Smith, local forecast 
official, for daily weather reports. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Ambrose Woods, 

Deputy Superintendent. 



FINANCIAL STATEMENT. 






Appropriation ...... 




. $175,000 00 


Expenditures . . . . $164,259 


36 


Transferred to City Treasurer . 10,000 


00 


Transferred to Street Cleaning 






Division . . . . 740 


64 


- 






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Object of Expenditures. 




Salaries and labor ..... 




. $16,038 09 


Teaming .... 










. 144,861 50 


Water-posts, painting^of 










189 20 


Board of horses . 










652 23 


Shoeing and clipping . 










118 75 


Harness and supplies . 










37 85 


Telephone service 










214 04 


Bicycle repairs, etc. 










523 50 


Printing . . . . 










234 08 


Stationery and postage 










134 03 


Vehicles, repairs, etc. . 










698 13 


Horse hire . . . . . 










39 00 


General supplies .... 










518 96 


■ Total 


$164,259 36 



246 



City Document No. 40. 



Object of Expenditures, Classified by Districts, from February 
1, 1901, to January 31, 1902. 



Districts. 


Teaming. 


Labor. 


Maintenance. 


Totals. 




§11,996 75 
8,325 00 
6,280 00 
12,657 50 
16,731 75 
22,362 50 
22,413 00 
14,574 00 
12,454 50 
17,066 50 


$883 22 

883 21 

441 61 

883 22 

1,324 82 

1,324 83 

1,324 S3 

883 22 

883 22 

1,324 82 


$763 71 

534 59 

420 04 

801 89 

1,145 56 

1,489 2a 

1,412 86 

801 89 

763 71 

1,107 38 


$13,643 68 




9,742 80 




7,141 65 


Brighton 


14,342 61 
19,202 13 




25,176 56 




25,150 69 




16,259 11 


South End 


14,101 43 


City Proper 


19,498 70 






Totals 


$144,861 50 


$10,157 00 


$9,240 86 


$164,259 36 







Distribution of Carts, showing Entire Amount of Work Done. 



District. 



Hired 
Carts. 



Number 

Miles 
Corered. 



Average 
per Cart. 



South Boston. 
East Boston. . 
Charlestown . . 

Brighton , 

West Roxbury 
Dorchester. . . 

Eoxbury 

Back Bay .... 

South End 

City Proper . . 

Totals 



40 
25 
22 
40 
75 
90 
85 

83 



2.00 
1.78 
2.00 
1.90 
2.50 
2.30 
2.29 

1.18 



242 



460 



1.99 



Location of Water Posts by Districts. 





Year. 


Electric 




1891. 


1897. 


1898. 


1899, 


1900. 


1901. 


Hydrants. 


South Boston 

East Boston 

Charlestown 

Brighton 


23 

16 
19 
25 
50 
61 
53 
24 


28 
34 
20 
44 
67 
83 
68 
53 


35 
41 
20 

47 
75 
88 
76 
69 


38 
42 
21 
50 

86 
99 
80 

74 


39 
42 
22 
48 
81 
100 
73 
68 


39 
42 
22 
50 
84 
101 
75 
73 




West Roxbury 

Dorchester 




Roxbury 




City Proper 


5 






Totals 


271 


397 


451 


490 


473 


486 


5 







Note. — During the past year 8 posts were relocated, 1 post abandoned, and 14 new 
posts erected. 



Boston and Cambridge Bridges. ' 24T 



APPENDIX H. 



REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONERS FOR THE BOSTON 
AND CAMBRIDGE BRIDGES. 



Cambridge-street Bridge. 

The decayed decking was replaced, the surface sheathed 
with two-inch spruce plank, and the houses on the pier were 
painted. The four-inch hard-pine plank removed from Har- 
vard bridge to make room for larger timbers was carted to 
this bridge for decking. The drawtenders swept the bridge 
every week, and in winter removed snow and ice from side- 
walks and piers. 

Canal OR Craigie's Bridge. 

A new draw-pier was built, the old one being so broken 
up that it was unsafe. 

New oak piles were driven, hard pine timber placed in 
position, and the surface of the pier covered with two-inch 
hard pine plank. 

The paving from the draw to the Cambridge end of the 
bridge was relaid, the drawtenders' house was shingled, and 
a new end built on the Cambridge side. 

The draw was repaired by placing hard pine timber under 
it, and a new deck was laid and sheathed. 

The bridge has been cleaned once a week, all ordinary 
repairs and keeping the bridge free from snow and ice being 
cared for by the drawtenders. 

Next year it will be necessary to build a new bulkhead 
on the Boston side, and repair the one on the Cambridge 
end, and to lay about ten hundred and sixty feet of new 
sidewalk, as well as building a new deck and sheathing the 
draw. These repairs will cost about thirteen thousand 
dollars. 



248 City Document No. 40. 

Essex-street Bridge. 

The roadway was sheathed for about the whole length of 
the bridge, the sidewalk was repaired by putting new stringers 
under the planking, and repairs were made on other parts of 
the bridge. 

The drawtenders swept the bridge every week, and kept 
the sidewalks free from snow and ice, and made all ordinary 
repairs. 

Harvard Bridge. 

The roadway of this bridge was in very bad condition 
and had to be looked after very carefully. Heavy teams 
several times broke through the sheathing and deck, and in 
one instance it was necessary to use jacks to get the team 
out. The sheathing was from time to time repaired, and 
almost the entire surface was renewed. 

Heretofore the roadway of the bridge was sheathed with 
two-inch plank once a year, and after six months' traffic a 
great deal of patching was necessary, as the surface was 
badly worn, and splinters from the plank were a source of 
annoyance to the public. 

The traffic over the bridge has increased every year, and 
now it is so enormous that, if the old surface was to be con- 
tinued, it would have been necessary to sheathe the roadway 
twice a year, at a cost of about six thousand five hundred 
dollars. When the bridge was built horse cars only were in 
use, and timbers of sufficient strength to carry them were 
placed, but now heavier timbers are required under the rails 
on account of the electric cars. 

The floor of the bridge was in such bad condition that the i / 
Commissioners deemed it necessary to give the bridge a thor- 
ough repairing. The Boston Elevated Railway Company 
placed large timbers under its tracks for the entire length of 
the bridge, and under the rest of the roadway many decayed 
stringers were taken out and new ones put in their place by the 
Commissioners. All of the old and new stringers were coated 
with Cabot's conservo to preserve the wood. The old deck- 
ing on the stringers was of four-inch spruce and somewhat 
decayed, having been in place thirteen years. This was 
removed and replaced with three-inch hard pine, treated with 
creoresinate, which we think will last many years. While 
the bridge was uncovered, the ironwork, where it could not 
be got at any other way, was painted. 

The new wooden block paving is of longleaf Georgia or 
Florida yellow pine four inches deep, treated with creoresinate 
mixture. The blocks are treated as follows : 



Boston and Cambridge Bridges. 249 

They are placed in an air-tight cylinder, and when the 
doors are closed the diy heat, is raised to 215 degrees Fahren- 
heit, without pressure, for one hour, for the purpose of getting 
rid of the moisture. Then the heat is increased, pressure 
applied, and both raised gradually, to avoid injury to the 
fibre, for two hours, until the heat has reached about 285 
degrees and the pressure about 90 pounds, and both held 
there for one hour. The heat is then shut off and the tanks 
allowed to cool gradually for one hour. At the end of this 
time the heat is reduced to 250 degrees and the pressure to 
about 40 pounds. The pressure is then blown off and the 
heat still further reduced. Vacuum is then applied until 
about 26 inches is reached, and while under vacuum the 
creoresinate mixture is run into the cylinders at a tempera- 
ture of 175 to 200 degrees, and hydraulic pressure, reaching 
200 pounds per square inch, is applied, and kept at this 
point until 21 to 22 pounds of mixture per cubic foot has 
been absorbed. The liquid is then run off and the Avood 
placed in another cylinder, and milk of lime at a temperature 
of about 150 degrees run in, and hydraulic pressure of about 
200 pounds applied for from one-half to one hour. 

The blocks are laid close, with the grain vertical, upon the 
planking, and at such an angle to the curb as may be directed 
by the Commissioners, and are driven together as tighly as 
possible at every sixth row. Proper expansion joints are 
provided at curbs. 

The joints are filled with dry, screened sand and rammed 
or rolled until the blocks present a firm, uniform and unyield- 
ing surface. The joints are then filled with creoresinate 
mixture heated to 300 degrees Fahrenheit and poured as 
nearly as practicable at that temperature. 

The surface of the paving when completed is covered with 
i-inch deep dressing of clean, screened sharp sand, or crushed 
stone screenings. 

The work that v^as done to strengthen the floor of the 
bridge and to put new decking down would have had to be 
done whether the floor was sheathed or paved with blocks. 
Quite a saving each year will be shown between the yearly 
cost of planking and the yearly interest on the cost of paving 
with wooden blocks, and the saving made in the labor of 
cleaning the bridge. 

The asphalt sidewalks are very much broken up, and 
should be removed and replaced with hard pine plank two 
inches thick. 

The electric lights on the bridge are giving good satisfac- 
tion. Drawtenders make all ordinary repairs, clear the side- 



250 



City Document No. 40. 



walks from snow and ice, clean the globes used on electric 
lights, and the bridge twice a week. 

The benefit the public derive from this bridge is best shown 
by the following statement of traffic : Between the hours of 
6.45 A.M. and 7.45 A.M 118 cars pass over the bridge, and 
from 4 P.M. to 5 P.M. the same number cross over. For the 
rest of the day the average is 60 cars per hour. 



Number of Teams Crossing Harvard Bridge, Dec. 13, 1901. 





Teams 
to Boston. 


Teams 
to Cambridge. 


6 to 7 


A.M 


45 
140 
53 
105 
90 
65 
45 
40 
71 
70 
90 
45 
62 


10 


7 to 8 




25 


8 to 9 




25 


9 to 10 




55 


10 to 11 




55 


11 to 12 




67 


12 to 1 


P.M 


61 


1 to 2 




50 


2 to 3 




no 


3 to 4 




105 


4 to 5 




120 


5 to 6 




125 


6 to 7 




91 








Totals 


921 


899 


Grand total 


1,820 









It being a dull day, and raining, there were not so many 
teams as on a pleasant day. On a pleasant day the number 
would be from 2,000 to 2,400 teams. 

This bridge is 2,017 feet long ; draw, 149 feet long ; width 
of bridge over all, 72 feet; width of draw over all, 50 feet. 



- Peison Point Bridge. . 

This bridge, being the only direct route from Cambridge 
to Charlestown, and from the freight sheds at the North Ter- 
minal station to Boston proper, carries a large amount of 
heavy trucking, which is constantly increasing, and great 
care is required to keep the roadway iii a condition safe for 
travel. 

Should this bridge be closed for any length of time, serious 
inconvenience and considerable expense would be encountered 
by truckmen and others accustomed to use it, as they would 
be obliged to go through Boston or Somerville to get to 
Charlestown from Cambridge or from Cambridge to Charles- 



Boston and Cambridge Bridges. 251 

town, a matter of travelling perhaps three miles out of the 
ordinary way. 

It is understood that the Boston & Maine Railroad Com- 
pany is going to construct the overhead street at this point 
from Cambridge to Charlestown this spring. Should this be 
true a bad grade crossing will be eliminated, as at the present 
time travel is delayed and made dangerous by the many rail- 
road trains crossing at this point. The ordinary repairs were 
made, and the bridge kept free from snow and ice by the 
drawtenders. 

The drawtenders' house was shingled, a new hard-pine 
floor laid, a window built into the house, and the bridge and " 
draw repaired and sheathed. 

North Harvard-street Bridge. 

The decking of this bridge was very much decayed. All 
of it was removed and four-inch plank put in (some of this 
brought from Harvard bridge), and the whole surface covered 
with two-inch sheathing plank. Bulkhead timbers were 
found very rotten ; replaced them by putting in new timbers ; 
placed new guards in position ; put new posts in fence, and 
secured them to guards with iron braces. . The draw was 
thoroughly repaired. Some of the piles to support the bridge 
were decayed ; the upper part of them was cut off and spliced 
with new material ; part of brace or spur-shores to keep the 
bridge in position had to be sawed off and bolted to piles. 
The bridge structure is now in fair condition. // 

This bridge is old and narrow, and should be replaced by 
a modern structure of the same width as the streets leading 
to it. 

Western- avenue Bridge. 

# 

A new guard was built by driving oak piles, and spur- 
shores, firmly bolted to piles and capped with hard pine 
timber. The under- planking was repaired and the bridge 
sheathed where necessary. 

The drawtenders on this bridge perform the same duties 
on Cambridge-street bridge, they having the care of both ^ 
bridges. 

West Boston Temporary Bridge. 

The drawtenders' house was moved from near the draw of 
the old West Boston bridge towards the draw of the tem- • 
porary bridge, as its position interfered with the work of the 
contractors on the new Cambridge bridge. 

New bolts and washers were put on all the timbers the 



252 



City Document No. 40. 



whole length of the under side of the bridge ; the roadway- 
was repaired and sheathed for the entire surface of the 
bridge. A new dolphin was built to protect the bridge by 
driving five oak piles and bolting them together. 

The drawtenders made all ordinary repairs, and swept the 
piers and sidewalks, and kept them free from snow and ice. 
The surface of the bridge was cleaned every week. 

Iisr General. 

The usual statement is appended showing the number of 
draw openings and the number of vessels which passed 
through. 

The amount of revenue for rents, dockage, etc., during the 
year has been $780, one-half of which has been paid to each 
city. 

The following is a statement of the payments made by the 
City of Boston on account of the Boston and Cambridge 
bridges from February 1, 1901, to January 31, 1902 : 

Amount of appropriation for financial year 

1901-1902 

Expended to January 31, 1902 

Unexpended balance February 1, 1902 



118,500 00 
18,394 97 

$105 03 



Revenue, February 1, 1901, to January 31, 1902. 











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63 


Boston Elevated Railway Co. . 


$200 


$100 


$100 


April H 


95 




140 


70 


70 


148 




440 


220 


220 












Totals 


$780 


$390 


$300 









Boston and Cambridge Bridges. 



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Street Department — Engineering Division. 255 



APPENDIX I. 



City of Boston, Engineering Department, 

50 City Hall, February 1, 1902. 

Hon. James Donovan, 

Superintendent of Streets : 

Sir, — I herewith submit the following report of the work 
done for the Street Department during the year ending 
January 31, 1902 : 

Alford Street, Widening. 

In May, 1901, plans were made for the widening of Alford 
street, north of Maiden bridge, by filling a strip twenty feet 
wide on the west side and protecting the slope with slope 
paving. 

Bennington Street. 

A contract for filling a part of Bennington street. East 
Boston, was awarded to Jones & Meehan, November 20, 

1899. Work under this contract was begun January 16, 

1900, and completed February 9, 1901. The total amount 
of filling furnished was 126,043 cubic yards. 

A second contract for furnishing and depositing additional 
filling in the vicinity of the bridge over the Boston, Revere 
Beach & Lynn R.R. was awarded to Jones & Meehan, March 
18, 1901, at the rate of sixty-three (63) cents per cubic yard 
measured in the cut. Work under this contract was begun 
March 19, 1901, and completed August 23, 1901, the total 
amount of filling furnished was 44,870 cubic yards. 

A temporary gravel roadway, a plank sidewalk, and a 
fence were constructed on the newly-filled part of Bennington 
street, between Leverett avenue and the Revere town line, 
about 1,330 feet in length. A contract for this work was 
awarded to Coleman Bros., July 10, 1901. Work under this 
contract was begun July 17, 1901, and completed August 
23, 1901, at a cost of 12,286.07. 



256 City Document No. 40. 

A contract for extending the abutments of the bridge on 
Bennington street (formerly Leyden-street bridge), over the 
Boston, Revere Beacli & Lynn R.R., was awarded to John 
Cashman, July 8, 1901. Work under this contract was 
begun August 3, 1901, and completed December 23, 1901, \/ 
at a cost of 116,014.48. 

Broadway Bridge. 

Plans and specifications were made for repairing the 
up-stream end of the draw-pier, and a contract was made 
with William J. Lawler for doing the work. The work was 
done in March at a cost for contract work of $843, and V 
consisted in driving and capping nineteen new oak piles, 
recapping one bent of piles, and bail ding a new floor of 
stringers and plank for thirty feet. 

Brooks Street, Retaining Walls. 

Plans and specifications were prepared early in the year 
for building retaining walls on that part of Brooks street 
which is to be depressed so as to pass under the Boston & 
Albany Railroad. This depression is to occupy the central 
portion of the street for a width of 40 feet, and for a length 
of about 350 feet southerly from the railroad. The remain- 
ing width of the street on each side of the depressed portion [/' 
is to be built at higher grades, and these two side roadways 
are to be connected at the ends adjoining the railroad by a 
bridge 35 feet wide over the sunken roadway. 

A contract was made on July 2 with John F. McBride 
and Jesse Moulti)n for building the retaining walls, and on 
November 22, with the American Bridge Company for build- 
ing the bridge superstructure. The work is not yet com- 
pleted. 

During the, progress of the work a temporary foot-bridge 
has been maintained across the excavation for the central 
roadway. 

The sewer, water and gas pipes have been relocated and 
laid in the side roadways. 

Caeleton Street, Retaining Wall. 

Plans and specifications were prepared for building a 
retaining wall along the westerly side line of Carleton street, \J 
adjoining the tracks of the Providence Division of the New 
York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad between Yarmouth 
and West Newton streets, and a contract was made with 
John Cashman for doing the work, dated October 19, 1901. 



Steeet Department — Engdstebring Division. 257 

Up to the date of this report the only work done has been , 
the excavation of the trench for the foundation and the ' 
driving of a few piles. 

Columbia Road. 

The filling under the contract with Simon J. Donovan, 
dated October 25, 1898, is not yet completed, there having 
been deposited 123,044 cubic yards. 

The street work for the bridges over Old Colony avenue 
and the Plymouth Division of the New York, New Haven 
& Hartford Railroad, and over Shoreham street, is in place, 
but the floors of these bridges have not been finished. v 

On March 12 a contract was made with John Cashman for 
building the abutments and pier for the bridge which is to 
carry Columbia road over Shoreham street, and also for build- 
ing a retaining wall on the southerly side of Mt. Vernon 
street where the grade of the latter is separated from that of 
Columbia road. This work is nearly finished. 

Dover-street Bridge. 

The work of removing the old draw foundation and re- 
pairing the piers mentioned in the last report was completed 
by William J. Lawler in February at a cost of 13,629.87. 

All of the old draw foundation not being used in connec- 
tion with the water pipes was removed, and the remaining j 
part was sheathed over. \/ 

The piers (except the part built in 1894) were redecked, 
the stringers and caps found in poor condition were renewed, 
the water way of the up-stream pier was replanked and a 
new flight of stairs was built from the street to the pier. 

East Boston Ferries. 

South Ferry ^ East Boston Side. — Plans having been made 
and approved for a new head-house and other buildings, and 
a change in position of the drops, plans and specifications 
were prepared by this department for rebuilding the piers 
and wharves, and May 8, a contract was made with William 
J. Lawler for doing the work. A new middle pier was built, 
the outer piers were rebuilt in part, the drops were placed in 
new position, having new guide-piles and additions to the 
foundations ; two new wharves were built, and the slips were ■ 
dredged. The south roadway was rebuilt at a higher grade, 
using part of the old foundation. The work was completed 
December 13, at a cost of $19,975.35. 



258 City Document No. 40. 

The northerly drop foundation was raised at a cost of 
$37.70. 

Lines and grades were given for building the coal elevator. 

North Ferry ^ Bostoyi Side. — Specifications were made for 
renewing one pile in the head of each of the outer piers, the 
entire head and five other piles in the middle pier, and 
replanting 58 feet of the northerly face of the middle pier. 
The work was done by George Hayes & Co., and was 
completed July 11, at a cost of 11,986.71. 

Mount Washington-avenue Bridge. 

February 26 the steamer " Vizcaina " was stuck in the 
southerly draw-way of the bridge, and the capping of the 
bridge was cut away to release her. It being decided to 
widen the draw-way, plans were made for increasing its V 
width from 42 feet 3 inches to 43 feet 9 inches ; the work 
was done by William J. Lawler at a cost of $1,900, and was 
completed April 6. 

Stairway from Summer-street Bridge to B Street. 

Plans were prepared for a flight of iron stairs leading from 
the bridge on Summer street, over B street, to the easterly i/ 
sidewalk of the latter street, and a contract made with the ^ 
New England Structural Company for building the same for 
the sum of 1759. 

The foundations for the stairs were built by Joseph Ross, 
and the treads and landings were provided with safety treads 
furnished by the Universal Safety Tread Company. 

WiNTHROP Bridge. 

The work of renewing the piles damaged by the "Lim- 
noria" and making other repairs, mentioned in the last r / 
annual report, was completed March 13, 1901, by William ^ 
L. Miller, contractor, at a cost for contract work of 81,990.22. 
Thirty-one new oak piles were driven, nine bents were 
recapped, the sidewalk was replanked, the northerly fence 
was rebuilt, and other miscellaneous work was done without 
closing the bridge to travel. 

Garbage Depot. 

An estimate and plans were made for establishing a 
garbage depot on Tenean street. 



Stkbet Department — Engineeeing Division. 259 

Assessment Streets. 

Working plans, specifications and forms of contract were 
prepared and forwarded for tlie following assessment streets 
and public alleys : 

Barry street^ Quincy street to Richfield street. 
Boston street^ Mt. Vernon street to Columbia road. 

* Brackett street^ Washington street to Faneuil street. 
BrooTdine avenue^ Longwood entrance to the Back Bay Fens 

to the Riverway. 

BrooJcs street, Holton street to North Beacon street. 
Carloio street, Albany street to Chadwick street. 
Columbia road, in the vicinity of Hamilton street. 
Conrad street, Summer street, westerly. 
Bixfield street, Old Harbor street to Covington street. 
Draper street, Robinson street to Bowdoin street. 
Fairfax street, Carruth street to Beaumont street. 

* Fayston street. Blue Hill avenue to Mascoma street. 
Forest Hills street, Washington street to Glen road. 
Gainsborough street, St. Stephen street to Hemenway street. 
Gibson street, Dorchester avenue to Adams street. 
Hamilton street, Columbia road to Mt. Everett street. 
Hancock street, Columbia road to Winter street. 

* Hinckley street, Pleasant street to Bakersfield street. 
"^ Lansdovme street, Ipswich street, 300 feet westerly. 
Leeds street. Woodward street to Dorchester avenue. 
Leonard street, Duncan street to Adams street. 
Milk street, India street to Atlantic avenue. 

Millet street. Park street to Athelwold street. 

* Morrill street. Pleasant street to Bakersfield street. 
Moseley street. Crescent avenue to Columbia road. 
Newland street. West Brookhne street to West Newton street. 
Normandy street, Lawrence avenue across Grove street. 

* Oak Square avenue, Washington street to Faneuil street. 
Perkins street. Centre street to Jamaicaway. 
Robinioood avenue. Centre street to Hazel street. 

^ Roseland street. Beacon street to Medfield street. 
Shepton street, Doschester avenue to Florida street. 

* Snow street, Washington street to Union street. 
South street, Jamaica street to Arborway. 
Spencer street, Athelwold street to Harvard street. 
Storer street, Atlantic avenue to India street. 
Templeton street, Dorchester avenue to Adams street. 
Thane street, Athelwold street to Harvard street. 
Torrey street, Washington street to Wentworth street. 

* Vinson street. Park street to Geneva avenue. 
"Wainwright street. Centre street to Welles avenue. 
Washington street, Morton street to Tower street. 
Westbourne street, Cornell street to Beech street. 

West Tremlet street, Washington street to Whitfield street. 

* Specifications only have been forwarded. 

1 To be built by private parties, under the supervision of the Street Department. 



260 City Document No. 40, 

Public Alleys Between Beacon Street and Marlborough Street. 

Public alley., No. J^l-^t Hereford street to Massachusetts ave- 
nue. 

Public alley.! No. ^15., Gloucester street to Hereford street. 
Public alley., No. 416., Fairfield street to Gloucester street. 
Public alley., No. 417^ Exeter street to Fairfield street. 
Public alley, No. Jf21., Arlington street to Berkeley street. 

Public Alleys Between Marlborough Street and Commomoealth 

Avenue. 

Public alley, No. 4^3, Arlington street to Berkeley street. 
Public alley, No. 4^3, Berkeley street to Clarendon street. 
Public alley, No. 4^4i Clarendon street to Dartmouth street. 
Public alley. No. 4^6, Exeter street to Fairfield street. 
Public alley. No. 4^7, Fairfield street to Gloucester street. 
Public alley, No. 4^8, Gloucester street to Hereford street. 
Public cdley. No. 4^9, Hereford street to Massachusetts ave- 
nue. 

Public Alleys Betxoeen Commonwealth Avenue and Newbury 

Street. 

Public alley. No. 430, Massachusetts avenue to Hereford 
street. 

Public alley, No. 433, Fairfield street to Exeter street. 
Public alley, No. 434i Exeter street to Dartmouth street. 
Public alley, No. 433, Dartmouth street to Clarendon street. 
Public alley. No. 436, Clarendon street to Berkeley street. 

Public Alleys Bettoeen Newbury Street and Boylston Street. 

P%d)lic cdley, No. 438, Arlington street to Berkeley street. 

Public alley. No. 440 •, Dartmouth street to Exeter street. 

Public alley. No. 441 1 Exeter street to Fail-field street. 

Public alley. No. 44^i Fairfield street to Gloucester street. 

Pioblic alley. No. 443, Gloucester street to Hereford street. 

Public alley, No. 444i Hereford street, about 521 feet south- 
westerly. 

Public alley, No. 502, between Rutland and Concord squares, 
from Columbus avenue to Tremont street. 

Pid>lic alley. No. 503, Rutland square to Concord square, next 
east of Columbus avenue. 

P%d)lic alley. No. 706, between Concord street and Worcester 
street, from Newland street, about,. 5 60 feet northwesterly. 

Public alley. No. 901, between Hemenway street and the Fen- 
way, from Hemenway street to Hemenway street. 

Public alley No. 905, west from Massachusetts avenue, 
between Marlborough street and Commonwealth avenue and to 
Marlborouo'h street. 



Street Department — Engineering Division. 261 



Plans and Specifications for Repaying Streets. 

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

Adams square, Cornhill to Elm street. 

Arch street, Smnmer street to Franklin street. 

Ay-lington street, Beacon street to Boylston street. 

Athens street, C street to D street. 

Avon street, Washington street to Chauncy street. 

Beacon street (south side), Charles street to Arlington street, 
asphalt, specifications only. 

Beacon street, Massachusetts avenue to Raleigh street. 

Blue Hill avenue, Lawrence avenue to Dewey street. 

Blue Hill avenue. Intervale street to Warren street. 

Boioen street, C street to E street. 

Boylston street, Tremont street to Arlington street. 

Boylston street, Huntington avenue across Dartmouth street. 

Condor street, Meridian street to Brooks street. 

Congress street. Exchange place to Atlantic avenue. 

Dartmouth street, Huntington avenue to Columbus avenue. 

Dartmouth street, Boylston street to Huntington avenue. 

Dock square, Faneuil Hall square to Adams square. 

Hast First street, L street to P street. 

Essex street ( Charlesto%m%) , Rutherford avenue to Hancock 
square. 

Essex place, Essex street to Tufts street. 
Faneuil Hall square, south of Faneuil Hall. 
Franklin street, Washington street to Oliver street. 

Gold street, B street to D street. 

Green street, Bowdoin square to Chambers street. 
Heath street, Columbus avenue to Parker street. 
High street, Broad street to Summer street. 
Huntington avenue, Boylston street across Dartmouth street. 
India street, Milk street to India square. 

Lawrence street ( Charlestoimx) , Austin street to Lawrence 
avenue. 

Lawrence street ( C^ar/es^oi«n), Lawrence avenue across Miller 
street. 

Lincoln street, Kneeland street to Beach street. 
Marlborough street, Arlington street to Clarendon street. 
Mason street. West street, 213 feet, south. 
Massachusetts avenue. Beacon street to Huntington avenue. 
Milk street, Washington street to Congress street. 
3Iilk street, Pearl street across Oliver street. 
Miller street {Charlestovm) , Main street to Lawrence st. 
Morton street, Salem street to Endicott street. 
Nexohury street, Fairfield street to Massachusetts avenue. 
■New Heath street, Colunabus avenue to Parker street. 
Otter street, Beacon street to Charles river. 



262 City Document No. 40. 

Pearl street^ Atlantic avenue to Milk street. 
Portland street^ Hanover street to Causeway street. 
Salem street^ Enclicott street to Prince street. 
Silver street^ B street to D street. 
Tremont street^ Castle street across Berkeley street. 
Tudor street^ C street to D street. 
Tufts street^ South street to Kingston street. 
Tyler street^ Oak street to Harvard street. 
Union street^ Dock square to Haymarket square. 
Warren street (^Charlestoion) , Winthrop street to Soley street. 
Washington street ( JVest Moxbiiry) , School street to Green 
street. 

West First street, A street to railroad tracks. 

Miscellaneous. 

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

Adams street ( Charlestown) , Common street to Chestnut 
street. 

Ainsley street, Rosemont street, southerly. 
Austin street, Washington street to Lawrence street. 
Berkeley street, Boylston street to Columbus avenue. 
Blanche street, G-reenhill street to Preston street. 
Bote street, Washington street to City square. 
Boioen street, E street to F street. 
Brackett street, Washington street to Faneuil street. 
Gapen street, Evans street to Fairmount street. 
Carleton street, Yarmouth street to West Newton street. 
Carter street, Cambridge street to Roland street. 
Dakota street, Washington street to Greenbrier street. 
Barling street, Calumet street to Hillside street. 
Bevens street, Rutherford avenue to Washington street. 
Fayston street. Blue Hill avenue to Mascoma street. 
Fisher avenue, Hayden street to Parker Hill avenue. 
Hinckley street. Pleasant street to Bakersfield street. 
Louder''s lane. Centre street, about 325 feet southwesterly. 
Mead street, Russell street to Bunker Hill street. 
Milton avenue, Lauriat avenue to Norfolk street. 
Morrill street. Pleasant street to Bakersfield street. 
Moidtrie street, Allston street to Washington street. 
Oak Square avenue, Washington street to Faneuil street. 
Oakioood street, Norfolk street to Torrey street. 
Ritchie street, Columbus avenue to Marcella street. 
Poland street, Boston & Maine Railroad to Somerville line. 
Rosemont street, Adams street to Gustine street. 
Rutherford avenue. Chapman street to Devens street. 
Snoio street, Washington street to Union street. 
Toioer street, Hyde Park avenue to Forest Hills cemetery. 
Vinson street. Park street to Geneva avenue. 



Steeet Department — Engineering Division. 263 

Walter street, Centre street to South street. 
Washington street, Talbot avenue to Euclid street. 
Wayland street, Howard avenue to Daeia street. 
" Windermere road, Stoughton street to Gushing avenue. 
Winthrop street, Dennis street to Brook avenue. 

Grading Street Railway Tracks. 

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

Boston Elevated Railway Company. 

Adams square, Cornhill to Elm street. 
Beacon street, Massachusetts avenue to Raleigh street. 
Blue Hill avenue. Intervale street to Warren street. 
Boylston street, Charles street to Arlington street. 

Congress street, Milk street to Exchange place. 

Copley sqxmre, streets bounding. 

Dartmouth street, Huntington avenue to Columbus avenue. 

Franklin street, Washington street to Federal street. 

Gibson street, Dorchester avenue to Adams street. 
Hancock street, Columbia road to Winter street. 
Harrison avenue, Massachusetts avenue to Eustis street. 
High street. Fort Hill square to Broad street. 
Lincoln street, Kneela'nd street to Beach street. 
Massachusetts avenue. Beacon street to Huntington avenue. 
Milk street, Washington street to Congress street. 
Portland street, Hanover street to Causeway street. 
South street, Jamaica street to the Arborway. 

Tremont street, at Berkeley street. 

Warren street ( Charlestoion) , Soley street to Winthrop street. 

Washington street (^Dorchester), Bowdoin street to Norfolk 
street. 

Washingt07i street ( West JRoxbury), School street to Green 
street. 

New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Com- 
pany. 

West First street, A street to New York & New England Rail- 
road tracks. 

Total length of single track grades, 10.3 miles. 

Miscellaneous Plans, Specifications, Etc. 

The following plans have been prepared and the prelim- 
inary surveys necessary for the same have been made : 



264 City Document No. 40. 

Bennington street^ Leverett street to Revere town line ; plan 
and specification for temporary roadway, plank sidewalks and 
fence. 

JBoiodoin street {city proper)^ section of underground con- 
struction. 

Brooks street^ Holton street to North Beacon street ; cross 
section for construction. 

Hancock street^ Columbia road to "Winter street ; plan and 
specification for retaining wall and fence, at paving yard. 

Mead street^ Russell street to Bunker Hill street ; plan and 
specLflcation for artificial stone retaining walls and steps, iron 
fences and hand rails. 

Perkins street^ showing proposed connection with Jamaicaway. 

South street^ showing proposed connection with the Arborway. 

Plans showing details of construction of streets and other 
structures have been made from time to time as required. 

The street book, giving lengths and areas of pavements in 
accepted streets and public alleys, has been corrected to Feb- 
ruary 1, 1901, and is now being corrected to February 1, 
1902. 

Respectfully submitted, 

William Jackson, 

City Engineer. 



Street Depaetment — Smoke Inspection. 265 



APPENDIX J. 



REPORT OF THE CHIEF SMOKE INSPECTOR. 



> 64 Pemberton Square, 

Boston, February 1, 1902. 

Hon. James Donovan, 

Superintendent of Streets : 

Dear Sir, — I herewith submit a report of the work per- 
formed under chapter 389, Acts of 1895, section 116 ; 
chapter 175, Acts of 1897; and section 99, chapter 47, 
Revised Ordinances, 1898, relative to abatement of the 
smoke nuisance in this city. 

The combustion of soft coal without producing smoke in 
offensive quantities is a problem which is constantly being 
agitated in this city ; the experience of Boston is similar to 
that of every large city, and the fact that over 550,000 tons 
of Nova Scotia coal, representing a market value of nearly 
$700,000, is annually imported into Boston, is an important 
factor as showing how general is the use of soft coal to-day. 
There is probably not a consumer of bituminous coal in 
Boston who permits a nuisance to continue from mere wan- 
tonness ; carelessness is responsible for some cases of smok- 
ing chimneys, and lack of knowledge of smoke-consuming 
devices and methods for perhaps the majority of others. 
Nearly all the owners of large steam plants visited during 
the past year have come to understand the importance of 
careful and intelligent stoking as one of the most effective 
methods of reducing the smoke evil to a minimum. 

The present smoke nuisance act may be complied with by 
any device that causes the complete combustion of coal, but 
to secure the abolition of the smoke nuisance in its entirety 
it will be necessary by legislative action to reduce the length 
of time allowed for the continuous emission of smoke. 

On account of its cheapness, bituminous coal is generally 
used by owners of steam plants in preference to anthracite, 
and the enforcement of the smoke nuisance law is made 



266 



City Document No. 40. 



much more difficult on this account. Many of the steam 
railroad companies have equipped their engines with smoke- 
consuming devices, and complaints as to the nuisance from 
this source have been few as compared with previous years. 

The plants of the Boston Elevated Railway Company and 
the Edison Electric Illuminating Company, Atlantic avenue, 
both of which are equipped with all modern appliances for 
furnishing power, have been inspected and were found to be 
fitted with devices for the prevention of the smoke nuisance. 

During the year 163 short observations of three to five 
hours each have been taken by the inspectors in the several 
districts. Seventeen observations lasting from five to nine 
hours were taken throughout the city, seven of these not 
on account of complaints, but at the request of the owners of 
steam plants, and as a result R. Marston & Co., J. F. & W. 
H. Falvey, The Boston City Hospital, Boston Belting Com- 
pany, Fobes, Haywood & Co., Houghton & Dutton, and 
Hey wood Brothers and Wakefield Company have equipped 
their boilers with smoke-consuming devices. 

Nova Scotia Coal. 

Importations of Coal from Nova Scotia at this Port during the Year 
ending January 31^ 1902. 



Months. 



Tons. 



Value. 



February, 1901 

March 

April 

May 

June 

July 

August 

September . . . . 

October 

November 

December .... 
January, 1902. 

Total 



38,854 
57,224 
47,815 
50,775 
37,105 
40,620 
42,329 
44,907 
33,621 
60,270 
53,445 
56,178 



563,143 



148,568 
71,533 
59,872 
63,470 
33,882 
50,776 
52,912 
56,138 
42,027 
75,340 
90,900 
92,574 



$737,992 



Nova Scotia coal recorded at the Collector's office (Boston 
Custom House), for the year ending January 31, 1902, 
shows 563,143 tons as against 553,029 tons for the year 
ending January 31, 1901. 



Street Department — Smoke Inspection. 267 



Boiler Applications. 

During the past year 387 applications have been received 
from the Building Department for boiler permits, and were 
disposed of as follows : 

Signed to use hard coal 



New consumers adopted 
Gas and other engines 
Applications withdrawn 
Duplicates 
Relocations 
Unsigned 



310 

33 

34 

3 

4 

2 

1 

387 



Special Reports.' 



February 18. Report on Automatic Smoke Preventer of 
America. 

March 22. Report on condition of plant of the Niles 
building, No. 27 School street. 

May 27. Report on complaint against plant of the Monks 
building. No. 37 Congress street. 

June 7. Report with observation on complaint against 
plant of Messrs. R. Marston & Co., Brattle and Hanover 
streets. 

July 3. Report with observations on plant of the Pump- 
ing Station and Garbage Plant, Calf Pasture. 

July 5. Report with observation on complaint against 
plant of the Boston Elevated Railway Company, Freeport 
street, Dorchester. 

Summary. 

I submit a brief summary of work for the year ending 
January 81, 1902: 

Number of applications for boiler permits received . 387 

Number of smoke consumers adopted . . . 33 

Number of objection notices sent out ... 82 

Number agreeing to burn hard coal . . . 310 

Number of short observations taken . . . 163 

Number of observations from 5 to 9 hours . . 17 

Number of special reports ..... 6 

Number of special requests for observations received, 7 

Respectfully submitted, 

Sumner Appleton, 

Chief Inspector. 



268 City Document No. 40. 



APPENDIX K. 



REPORT OF THE CIVIL SERVICE CLERK. 



Boston, February 1, 1902. 

Hon. James Donovan, 

Superintendent of Streets : 

Dear Sie, — I submit herewith a report of the work per- 
formed in connection with the Civil Service Commission, 
together with a statement of the force employed and eligible 
for employment for the year ending January 31, 1902. 

One hundred and forty three applications were made 
upon the commission for 1,314 men of various grades, and 
of this number 2 were for promotion and 1 for reinstatement. 

Two thousand and thirteen names were submitted, from 
which 219 were selected and appointed, 21 of whom were 
veterans and 30 were appointed provisionally under Civil 
Service Rule 36. 

Of the 2 applications for promotion both were granted. 

Twenty-nine transfers were made from other city and state 
departments, with the approval of the Civil Service Com- 
mission, as follows: 3 from the Bath Department, 14 from 
the Park Department, 8 from the Department of Public 
Grounds, 1 from the Water Department, 1 from the Ceme- 
tery Department, 1 from the Engineering Department and 
1 from the Hospital Department. 

Notices of the discharge of 18 men were forwarded to the 
Civil Service Commission. 

The records of the department show that there are now 
3,236 persons eligible for employment in the several divisions, 
and of that number 3,086 were upon the January, 1902, pay- 
rolls. 



Stueet Department — Civil Service, 



269 



Grade and Number of Employees. 











Divisions 








Title. 


.an 
O 


a 

03 




"3 


n 


01 


bo 




I 


Superintendent 


1 
















1 

6 
1 

1 
36 
28 

2 
30 
20 
13 
47 
38 

1 

114 

45 

58 

40 

1 
27 

8 
13 
47 

1 

5 

3 






1 


1 


1 


1 


1 


1 


Purcbasing Agent 


1 
1 
3 




Purchasing Agent's assistant 
















Clerks 


15 
9 
1 

14 
1 


7 

5 

1 

16 

19 

13 

37 

14 

1 

45 

11 

10 

4 


3 

7 


2 
3 


3 


2 
3 


1 
1 


Messengers 


Chief Engineer 




Civil Engineers 














Draughtsmen 














Instrument-men 














JRodmen 




10 
15 












Aids or tallymen 




6 








3 


Axemen 










Inspectors 




44 
10 
20 

20 


21 

7 

7 

14 


4 

11 
19 








Foremen . . . 




4 

2 
1 


2 
2 








Blacksmiths and assistants 




Boilermakers 




Bracers and assistants 






27 
3 
1 

10 
1 
5 
3 






Boys 




5 












Captains 




1 




11 

2 


15 




Carpenters and assistants 




20 


Concrete-washer 




Concrete-mixer 
















Coal-passers 
















Supervisors of draws and bridges 












1 




Coachmen 




2 


1 








3 

20 
85 
15 
36 


Drawtenders 










20 
85 




Assistant drawtenders 














Deck-hands 












15 


Dumpers 








29 


7 


CMef Engineer (steam) 






1 


1 














Carried forward 


6 


186 


336 


96 


47 


40 


131 


6 


748 









270 



City Document No. 40. 



Qrade and Number of Employees. — Continued. 





Divisions. 


Title. 


go 


.s 


u 


'3 


bib 

p 
"a 

^ oj 








o 




6 


186 
17 


236 
30 


96 
1 


47 


40 
14 
2 


131 

6 
2 


6 


748 




67 






5 






1 




1 










2 








2 








4 
4 


7 
5 


26 
16 






30 








20 






3 


11 












5 








3 
1 






3 




6 














1 








1 




8 
5 
1 
3 

2 






9 










5 














1 






555 


464 


180 


219 


1 421 






2 








69 
2 

47 
2 

1 
9 






69 












2 






4 








47 


















2 






3 












4 










7 






16 








81 
3 


31 






1 
4 


7 




1 

11 


7 




18 






12 








4 






2 

1 
2 

1 












2 


















1 






1 












3 














1 






4 












4 






8 
1 












8 




1 


1 












3 


















7 


814 


883 


297 


269 


138 


149 


6 


2,563 





Street Department — Civil Service. 



271 



Grade and Number of Employees. — Concluded. 





Divisions. 


Title. 


go 


fcb 




1 

"a 


bjj 

p 

'3 
3q 




2 




o 




7 


814 
25 


883 
4 
2 

6 


297 


269 


138 


149 


6 


2,568 




29 










1 

11 
1 

6 


1 
2 

7 




3 






12 
56 


26 
184 


12 
66 


51 






314 






11 














1 






19 
6 
15 


10 
1 

1 


9 


2 


53 






7 






6 


1 


9 






26 






6 

























3 


1 
3 


12 


2 




1 




19 






3 









































Total 


7 


950 


911 


534 


352 


166 


160 


6 


3,086 





Comparative Table showing the Number of Employees 
February 1, 1901, and February 1, 1902. 







Divisions. 












bn 






bb 






Date. 










fl 












- 


.-5 a3 

so 


bo 

a 
'> 




'3 


a 




be 

2 


«5 


o 






O 


P^ 


m 


03 


t» 


ta 


w 


(» 


H 


February 1, 
February 1, 


1901 


■ fi 


900 


9^0 


561 


341 


155 


119 


6 


3,008 
3,086 


1902 


•7 


950 


911 


534 


352 


166 


160 


6 





272 



City Document No. 40. 



Table showing Transfers made from various City and State 
Departments to the several Divisions of the Street De- 
partment. 





Departments. 








■o 




fco 


































Divisions. 














a 




a 
o 










u 




d 






a 


'-D 










o 




M 




s> 


o 


3 






^ 


A 


3 




o 
3 




a 




a;'43 


■5 




cS 


cS 


d 


a 




s 


-J;^ 


rtM 







M 


Ch 


Ph 


Ph 


o 


H 


o 


Ph 


H 


Paving 


1 


12 


fi 


1 




1 


1 


1 




23 














































2 






2 
















2 


Ferry 


2 
















2 


Bridge 























Central Office 













































Total 


3 


14 


8 


1 




1 


1 


1 




29 







Table showing the number of Applications for various Grades 
of Men made upon the Civil Service Commission for the 
Year ending January 31, 1902. 





m 


"a 


bmitted 
Service 
on. 


5 
2 


a. 2 


oil 

a a 

0) '^ 5 


fl S 

aa 


Divisions. 






ft 

OS 

S 


53 g 


a 

OS 

S 


isiona 
nts inc 
r prev 
nmns. 


|3i 

c3 Qj m 


oSrj^ m 
m CB P 

a-c 2 




a 


5 


i>a 


5 


2s|1 


'So'? 


03.3 a 




< 


z; 


J2. 


;?; 


p-t 


P5 


> 




46 


333 


539 


91 


8 


1 


4 




32 
21 


483 
76 


755 
143 


33 
14 


5 




3 


Sanitary 


2 




12 


94 


127 


24 






3 




20 

8 


103 

99 


170 
113 


12 

30 






4 


Bridge 


17 




6 


Street Watering 


3 


125 


163 


14 








Central Office ... 


1 


1 


3 


1 








Total 


143 


1,314 


2,013 


219 


30 


1 


21 







The above table includes 2 persons that were promoted 
and 21 veterans that were appointed, 5 as laborers, 1 as jani- 
tor, 1 as gateman, 7 as assistant draw-tenders, 4 as inspectors, 
1 as sub-foreman, 1 as painter and 1 as wharfinger. 

One requisition was made for reinstating 1 discharged 
employee. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Amos B. M. Kingslby, 

Civil Service Clerk. 



Street Depaetment. 



273 



APPENDIX L. 



FORMER SUPERINTENDENTS AND DOCUMENT 
NUMBERS OF ANNUAL REPORTS. 



Bridge Department before 1891. 

Previous to 1886, under charge of City Engineer. 



Name. 



Bartholomew M. Young. 
James H. Nugent 



1886 to 1889 
1889 to 1891 



Bridge Department before 1891. 



Name of Document. 


For 
Year. 


Pub. 
Year. 


No. of 
Doc. 


Annua 


1 report 


1886 
1887 
1888 
1889 
1890 


1887 
1888 
1889 
1890 
1891 


29 


11 




26 


(( 


u 


29 


(1 


(I 


22 


u 


u 


* 









* Published in annual report, Executive Department, Part I., City Document 
No. 1, 1891. 

Paving Department before 1891. 



Name. 



Year. 



Enoch Patterson, Superintendent Streets and Drains 
Zephaniah Sampson, " " " " 

Thomas Hunting, Superintendent 

Alfred T. Turner, " 

Charles Harris, " 

Kehemiah T. Merritt, " 

James J. Flynn, " 

Charles Harris, " 

Michael Meehan, " 

John W. McDonald, " 

J. Edwin Jones, " 



1825 to 
1831 to 
1846 to 
18.53 to 
1864 to 



1884 to 
1886 to 
1889 to 



1831 
1846 
1853 
1864 
1883 
1883 
1883 
1884 
1886 
1889 
1891 



274 



Cit:^ Document No. 40. 



Paving Department before 1891. 



Name of Document. 



For 
Year. 



Pub. 
Year. 



No. of 
Doc. 



Quarterly report. 
Annual report . . . 



1851 
1852 
1853 
1854 
1855 
1856 
1857 
1858 
1859 
1860 
1861 
1862 
1863 
1864 
1865 



1867 
1868 
1869 
1870 
1871 
1872 
1873 
1874 
1875 
1876 
1877 
1878 
1879 
1880 
1881 
1882 
1883 
1884 
1885 
1886 
1887 
1888 
1889 
1890 



1851 
1851 
1852 
1853 
1854 
1855 
1856 
1857 
1858 
1859 
1860 
1861 
1862 
1863 
1864 
1865 
1866 
1867 
1868 
1869 
1870 
1871 
1872 
1873 
1874 
1875 
1876 
1877 
1878 
1879 
1880 
1881 
1882 
1883 
1884 
1885 
1886 
1887 
1888 
1889 
1890 
1891 



6 
29 

2 



5 
3 
3 
3 
5 
6 
5 
4 
3 
3 
7 
3 
6 
9 

14 
13 
12 
16 
21 
25 
27 
30 
38 
29 
24 
24 
48 
51 
47 
46 
97 
30 
16 
23 
30 
19 



♦Published in annual report, Executive Department, Part II., City Document 
No. 1, 1891. 



Street Department. 



275 



Sewer Department before 1891, 



Year. 



Enoch Patterson, Superintendent. 

Zephaniah Sampson, 

Charles B. Wells, 

Simeon B. Smith, 

William H. Bradley, 

Horace A. Moses, 

Thomas J. Young, 

Seth Perkins, 

Charles Morton, 



1825 to 
1831 to 
1837 to 
1856 to 
1863 to 
1883 to 
1885 to 
1887 to 
1889 to 



1831 
1837 
1856 
1863 

1883 
1885 
1887 
1889 
1891 



Sewer Department before 1891. 



Name of Document. 


For 
Year. 


Pub. 
Year. 


No. 
Doc. 


Annual report 


1859 
1860 
1861 
1862 
1863 
1864 
1865 
1866 
1867 
1868 
1869 
1870 
1871 
1872 
1873 
1874 
1875 
1876 
1877 
1878 
1879 
1880 
1881 
1882 
1883 
1884 
1885 
1886^ 
1887 
1888 
1889 
1890 


1861 
1861 
1862 
1863 
1864 
1865 
1866 
1867 
1868 
1869 
1870 
1871 
1872 
1873 
1874 
1875 
1876 
1877 
1878 
1879 
1880 
1881 
1882 
1883 

1884 j 

1885 1 
1886 
1887 
1888 
1889 
1890 
1891 


11 






12 


11 i 




12 


(I ( 




13 
11 


(1 ( 




<i ( 




5 


11 ( 




Q 


11 i. 




8 


<( I 




13 


11 L 




11 


it l 




3 


IL 1. 




11 


(( (. 




10 


(( I 




13 


(I ( 




12 


(( 1 




17 


(I C 




11 


il ( 




13 


(( i 




15 


11 i 




11 


(1 I 


I 


16 


1( I 




19 


H I 




18 


(I ( 




16 


il ( 






l(, i. 




43 


(1 I 




58 


11. ^ 




69 


11 1 




81 


i( 1 




129 


U L 




14 


i( ( 




* 









^Published in annual report, Executive Department, Part II., City Document 
No. 1, 1891. 



276 



City Document No. 40. 



Health Department before 1891, 

Sanitary. 



Year. 



Ezra Forristall, Superintendent 
Joseph W. Coburn, " 
Ezra Forristall, " 

George W. Forristall, " 



1853 to 1854 

1854 to 1855' 

1855 to 1869 
1869 to 1890 



Health Department before 1891. 

Sanitary. 



Name of Document. 


Year. 


Pub. 
Year. 


No. of 
Doc. 




1853 
1854 
1855 
1856 
1857 
1858 
1859 
1860 
1861 
1862 
1863 
1864 
1865 
1866 
1867 
1868 
1869 
1870 
1871 
1872 

1885 
1886 
1887 
1888 
1889 
1890 


1854 
1855 
1856 
1857 
1858 
1859 
1860 
1861 
1862 
1863 
1864 
1865 
1866 
1867 
1868 
1869 
1870 
1871 
1872 
1873 

1886 
1887 
1888 
1889 
1890 
1891 


7 


Cl (I 


6 


l( tl 


4 


u u 


4 


(I u 


4 


11 (( 


4 


(( u 


5 


11 u 


6 


UK 


5 


11 11 


5 


11 11 


4 


11 11 


4 


11 11 


8 


11 11 


7 


11 11 


8 


11 11 


12 


11 11 


4 


11 11 


10 


It 11 


17 


11 11 


40 


Annual report from 1873 to 1884, inclu- 
sive; the Superintendent's report was 
embodied in the report of the Board of 
Health 


45 




22 


It 11 


16 


11 II 


23 


11 11 


21 


11 11 


* 







* Published in annual report, Executive Department, Part II., City Document 
No. 1, 1891. 



Street Department. 



277 



Commissioners of Cambridge Bridges before 1891. 

(West Boston, Canal, and Prison Point.) 



Name. 



Year. 



Frederick W. Lincoln, Commissioner for Boston. . | 
Ezra Parmenter, Commissioner for Cambridge ■ ■ ■ \ 
William J. Marvin, Commissioner for Cambridge 



May 22, 1871, to 
March, 1901. 

June 14, 1871, to 
Jan. 31, 1883. 

March 28, 1883, to 
present time. 



Note. — Harvard Bridge added in 1892. Essex street, Cambridge street, North 
Harvard street, and Western avenue bridges to Cambridge were transferred from 
Street Department, July 1, 1898. 

Commissioners of Cambridge Bridges before 1891. 

(West Boston, Canal, and Prison Point.) 



Name of Document. 


For 
Year. 


Pub, 
Year. 


No. of 
Doc. 


Annual report 


1871 
1872 
1873 
1874 
1875 
1876 
1877 
1878 
1879 
1880 
1881 
1882 
1883 
1884 
1885 
1886 
1887 
1888 
1889 
1890 


1872 
1873 
1874 
1875 
1876 
1877 
1878 
1879 
1880 
1881 
1882 
1883 
1884 
1885 
1886 
1887 
1888 
1889 
1890 
1891 


19 




12 




16 




23 




20 




12 




10 




8 




12 




8 




16 




15 




19 




8 


' u u 


12 




19 




25 




22 




20 


tt «4 *" 


* ■ 







♦Published in annual report, Executive Department, Part I., City Document 
No. 1, 1891. 



Ferry Department before 1895. 



Name. 


Year. 


Board of Ferry Directors 

William J. Burke, Superintendent 

Thomas Kellough 


1870 

1891 

May 1. 1895 


1891 
May 1, 1895 
July 1, 1895 





278 



City Document No. 40. 



Ferry Department before 1895. 



Name of Document. 


For 
Year. 


Pub. 
Year. 


No. of 
Doc. 


Annual report 


1870 
1871 
1872 
1873 
1874 
1875 
1876 
1877 
1878 
1879 
1880 
1881 
1882 
1883 
1884 
1885 
1886 
1887 
1888 
1889 
1890 
1891 
1892 
1893 
1894 


1871 

1872 . 

1873 

1874 

1875 

1876 

1877 

1878 

1879 

1880 

1881 

1882 

1883 

1884 

1885 

1886 

1887 

1888 

1889 

1890 

1891 

1892 

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* Published in annual report, Executive Department, Parti., City Document 
Ko. 1, 1891. 

Street Department since 1891. 

Superi7itendent. 

Henry H. Carter, Member of American Society Civil Engineers. 

Resiffned December 8, 1894. 

Ctiarles R. Cutter, Acting Superintendent from December 8, 1894, to January 14, 1895. 

Member of the Boston Society Civil Engineers. 

Bertrand T. "Wheeler, Superintendent from January 14, 1895, to February 4, 1896. 

Member of the Boston Society Civil Engineers. 

Benjamin W. Wells, Superintendent from February 4, 1896, to February 1, 1900. 

Bertrand T. Wheeler, Superintendent from February 2, 1900, to November 25, 1901. 

Member of the Boston Society Civil Engineers. 

Resigned November 25, 1901. 

William Jackson, Acting, Superintendent from November 25, 1901, to January 14, 1902. 

Member of American Society Civil Engineers. 

Guy C. Emerson, Deputy Superintendent in charge of the Department, from November 

25, 1901, to January 14, 1902. 

Member of the Boston Society Civil Engineers. 

James Donovan, Superintendent from January 14, 1902, to the present time. 



Bridge Division. — John A. McLaughlin, Deputy Superintendent until June 1, 

1895. 
Bridge Division. — John P. Wise, Deputy Superintendent from June 1, 1895, to 

February 14, 1896. 



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Bkidge Division. — William H. Carberry, Deputy Superintendent from February 
14, 1896, to February 3, 1900. 

Bridge Division. — Walter Reed, Deputy Superintendent from February 6, 1900, 
to January 22, 1902. 

Bridge Division. — Joseph P. Lomasney, Deputy Superintendent from January 22 
to the x>resent time. 

Ferkt Division. — Thomas Kellough, Deputy Superintendent from July 1,1895, 
to February 14, 1896. 

Ferry Division. — William F. McClellan, Deputy Superintenent from February 
14, 1896, to February 3, 1900. 

Ferry Division. — Joseph J. Dennison, Deputy Superintendent from February 
5, 1900, to January 22, 1902. 

Ferry Division. — William J. Donovan, Deputy Superintendent from January 
22, 1902, to the present time. 

Paving Division. — Charles R. Cutter, Deputy Superintendent until January 24, 
1895. 

Paving Division. — Darius N. V&y son. Deputy Superintendent from January 24, 
1895, to March 1, 1896. 

Paving Division. — John L. Kelly, Deputy Superintendent from March 1, 1896, 
to February 3, 1900. 

Paving Division. — Darius N. Payson, Deputy Superintendent from February 5, 
1900, to January 24, 1902. 

Paving Division. — Joshua Atwood, 3d, ^cMn^r Deputy Superintendent from Jan- 
uary 24, 1902, to the present time. 

Sanitary Division. — George W. Forristall, * Deputy Superintendent. 

Sanitary Division. — Philip A. Jackson, Acting Deputy Superintendent from Jan- 
uary 16, 1894, to February 1, 1895. 

Sanitary Division. — Charles A. Young, Deputy Superintendent from February 
1, 1895, to March 1, 1896. 

Sanitary Division. — Patrjck O'Shea, Dejmty Superintendent from, March 1, 1896, 
to February 3, 1900. 

Sanitary* Division. — Charles A. Young, Deputy Superintendent from February 5, 
1900, to January 22, 1902. 

Sanitary Division. — Daniel P. Sullivan, Deputy Superintendent from January 
22, 1902, to the present time. 

Sewer Division. — Henry W. Sanborn, Deputy Superintendent until July 10, 1896. 
Member Philadelphia Society Civil Engineers. 

Sewer Division. — Charles R. Cutter, Deputy Superintendent from July 10, 1896, 
to February 3, 1900. 
Member of the Boston Society Civil Engineers. 

Sewer Division. — Guy C. Emerson, Deputy Superintendent from February 5, 1900, 
to November 25, 1901, and from January 14 to January 22, 
1902. 
Member of the Boston Society of Civil Engineers. 

Sewer Division. — Henry W. Sanborn, Acting Deputy Superintendent from 
November 25, 1901, to January 14, 1902. 
Member Philadelphia Society Civil Engineers. 

Sewer Division. — George Phillips, Deputy Superintendent from January 22, 1902, 
to the present time. 

* Died January 12, 1894. 



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Street Watering Division. 



Street Watering Division. - 



Street Cleaning Division. — Philip A. Jackson, Deputy Superintendent until 

March 22, 1895. 

Street Cleaning Division. — Benjamin M. Cram, Deputy Superintenden t from 

March 22, 1895, to March 1, 1896. 

Street Cleaning Division. — Joshua Atwood, 3d, Deputy Superintendent from 

March 1, 1896, to February 3, 1900. 
Member of the 'Boston Society Civil Engineers. 

Street Cleaning Division. — Prank H. Haynes, Deputy Superintendent from 

Februarys, 1900, to April 16, 1901. 
Resigned April 16, 1901. 

Street Cleaning Division. — Frank C. S,\ie^h.QT6., Deputy Superintendent from, 

April 16, 1901, to January 22, 1902. 

Street Cleaning Division.— Joseph J. Norton, Deputy Superintendent from 

January 22, 1902, to the present time. 

-M. Edward Libbey, Deputy Superintendent from 
March 6, 1895, to March 1, 1896. 

-Thomas J, Finneran, Deputy Superintendent from 
March 1, 1896, to February 3, 1900. 

Street Watering Division. — Frederick Hammond, Deputy Superintendent from 

February 5, 1900, to January 22, 1902. 
Street Watering Division. — Ambrose Woods, Deputy Superintendent from 

January 22, 1902, to the present time. 
Boston AND Cambridge Bridges. — Henry H. Carter, ex-offi,cio, Commissioner for 

Boston, until Decetnber 8, 1894. 
Charles R. Cutter, ex-officio, Acting from De- 
cember 8, 1894, to January 14, 1895. 
Bertrand T. Wheeler, ex-officio, from, January 

14, 1895, to February 4, 1896. 
Benjamin W. Wells, /row February 4, 1896, to 
February 1, 1900 ; ex-officio, toMay 26, 1898.* 
Bertrand T. Wheeler, from February 2, 1900, 

to November 25, 1901. 
Guy C. Emerson, from November 25, 1901, to 
i to January 14, 1902. 

James Donovan, from January 14, 1902, to 

the present time. 
William J. Marvin, Cotnmissioner for Cam- 
bridge. 

* See Chap. 467, Acts of 1898. 



Street Department, 



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