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ANNUAL REPORT 



Street Department 



FOR THE 



YEAR 1903 




BOSTON 

MUNICIPAL PRINTING OFFICE 

1904 



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CONTENTS. 



PART 



REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF STREETS. 



PAGE 

Appropriations 2 

Area of Pavements 25 

Central Office 26 

Contracts 11 

Expenditures 4 

Expenditures, Recapitula- 
tion 8 

Financial Statement 9 

Financial Statement, Com- 
parison 10 



PAGE 

Organization 1 

Street Mileage 24 

Work done : 

Bridge Division 5 

Ferry Division 5 

Paving Division 6 

Sanitary Division 6 

Sewer Division 7 

Street Cleaning Division. . 7 

Street Watering Division, 8 



PART II. — APPENDIX A. 



REPORT OF THE DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT OF 
THE BRIDGE DIVISION. 



PAGE 

Cable-houses and Boxes. .. . 14 

Drawtenders 1 Reports 20 

Drawtenders 1 Reports (5 

years) 21 

Expenditures 4 

Inland Bridges 7 

Tidewater Bridges 6 

North and South Yards . . 8 

Financial Statement 5 

Income 6 

Land and Buildings 15 

List of Bridges : 

Wholly Supported by De- 
partment 8 

In Charge of Park Depart- 
ment 10 

In Charge of Public 

Grounds Department. . . 10 



Maintained by Eailroad 

Corporations 11 

Of which Boston Main- 
tains part within its 

limits 10 

Of which Boston pays a 
part of the cost of 

maintaining 11 

Of which Boston main- 
tains the wearing sur- 
face 11 

Recapitulation 13 

Small Bridges or Culverts, 16 

Public Landing Places 13 

Recommendations 4 

Special Appropriations 5 

Width of Bridges 17 

Width of Bridge Openings. . 18 
Work Done 3 



IV 



Contents. 



APPENDIX B. 



REPORT OF THE DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT OF 
THE FERRY DIVISION. 



PAGE 

Expenditures 31 

Expenditures since 1858. ... 30 

Difference of Travel 33 

Ferry-boats 23 

Financial Statement 24 

Balance Sheets 25 

Comparison of Balances. . 29 



PAGE 

Receipts at each Ferry. . . 32 

Receipts, Comparison. .. . 26 

Location of Ferries 22 

Recommendations 22 

Total Travel 33 

Ticket Statement 34 



APPENDIX C. 



REPORT OF THE DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT OF 
THE PAVING DIVISION. 



PAGE 

Asphalt 41 

Assessment Street Plans .... 43 

Bitulithic Pavement 41 

Bonds 4 

Electric Light Poles 76 

Emergency Permits 75 

Expenditures 54 

Expenditures, Detail of 
Special: 

Highways, Making of 65 

Laying Out and Construc- 
tion of Highways, Chap- 
ter 478, Acts of 1900. . . . 68 
Construction of Highways 

Already Laid Out 68 

Laying Out and Construc- 
tion of Highways, 

Brighton 69 

Laying Out and Construc- 
tion of Highways, Dor- 
chester 69 



Laying Out and Construc- 
tion of Highways, East 

Boston 69 

Laying Out and Construc- 
tion of Highways, Rox- 

bury and West Roxbury, 70 

Financial Statement 53 

Income 54 

Inspectors 75 

New Brick Sidewalks 72 

New Edgestones 71 

Notices 75 

Output of Crushers 73 

Permits 74 

Property in Charge of 78 

Stone Crushing Plants 37 

Street Openings 73 

Street Numbering 77 

Work Done, General Law 

Streets 39 

Work Done, Recapitulation. 39 

Work in Charge of 35 



Contents. 



APPENDIX D. 



REPORT OF THE DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT OF 
THE SANITARY DIVISION. 



Expenditures: 

Construction and Repair 

Accounts 81 

Cost of Collections 86 

House Dirt, Offal, Ashes, 

and Wastes 81 

Maintenance of Fort Hill 

Wharf • 88 

Financial Statement 80 

Force Employed 88 

Income 81 

Material removed : 

Ashes and House Dirt. .. . 83 



PAGE 

Offal 84 

Totals 84 

By Districts 84 

Sold by Contract 86 

Final Disposition 85 

Carts, Wagons, etc 85 

Contracts 86 

Cost Per Load, Towing to 

Sea 88 

Property in Charge of 90 

Revenue 81 

Shops 88 



APPENDIX E. 



REPORT OF THE DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT OF 
THE SEWER DIVISION. 



PAGE 

Catch-basins 112 

Charles River Basin 95 

Entrance Fees, Permits, and 

Assessments Ill 

Financial Statement 114 

Detail of Special Appro- 
priations 115 

Objects of Expenditures. 115 
Separate Systems of Drain- 
age 93 

Back Bay District 93 

Sewers Built to Date 112 

Sludge Account 112 

Summary of Sewer Con- 
struction 112 

Summary of Sewer Con- 
struction (five years). . . 112 
Work Done and Recommen- 
dations: 
South Boston 95 



PAGE 

East Boston 97 

Charlestown 97 

Brighton 98 

West Roxbury 98 

North Dorchester 99 

South Dorchester 101 

North Roxbury 103 

South Roxbury 103 

City Proper 106 

Main Drainage 107 

Main and Intercepting 

Sewers 107 

Pumping Station, Calf 

Pasture 108 

Lyons Street 109 

Moon Island 109 

Stony Brook 110 

Work in Charge of Divi- 
sion 93 



VI 



Contents. 



APPENDIX F. 



REPORT OF THE DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT OF 
THE STREET CLEANING DIVISION. 



PAGE 

Coal Expense 119 

Dumps 121 

Financial Statement 

Income 

New Districts 

Objects of Expenditure . . , 

General Recapitulation. , 

Paper Litter 



122 
126 
121 
122 
126 
120 
Property in Charge 128 



PAGE 

Push Cart Work 120 

Public Alleys 121 

Snow 119 

Special Work 118 

Stables 119 

Stock 120 

Streej; Dirt Eemoved 127 

Summary of Work Done — 128 



APPENDIX G. 



REPORT OF THE DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT OF 
THE STREET WATERING DIVISION. 



PAGE 

Distribution of Carts 131 

Expenditures (5 years) 130 

Expenditures (Objects of) . . 130 

Expenditures (by Districts), 130 

Financial Statement 129 



PAGE 

Water Posts 132 

Water Used 131 

Work Done and Recommen- 
dations 129 



APPENDIX H, 



REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONERS OF BOSTON 
AND CAMBRIDGE BRIDGES. 



Draw Openings 139 

Expenditures 138 

Revenue 137 

Work Done on Bridges: 

Cambridge Street 133 

Canal or Craigie 133 



Essex Street 

Harvard 

North Harvard-street. 

Prison Point 

West Boston 

Western Avenue 



134 
134 
135 
135 
136 
136 



Contents. 



VII 



APPENDIX 



REPORT OF THE CITY ENGINEER ON SPECIAL 

WORK. 

PAGE 

Franklin Street Tunnel 140 

Gainsborough Street Foot- 
bridge 140 

Miscellaneous 145 

Paving Wharf No. 2 141 

Street Railway Tracks 144 





PAGE 




142 


Bulkhead at Charlestown. . 


140 


Columbia Road 


140 


Cumberland Street Retain- 




ing Wall 


141 


East Boston Ferries . . .~ 


141 



APPENDIX J. 



REPORT OF THE CHIEF SMOKE INSPECTOR. 



PAGE [ 

Boiler Applications 147 

Nova Scotia Coal 148 

Special Reports 148 



Summary .. , 
Work Done . 



PAGE 

149 
147 



APPENDIX K. 



REPORT OF THE CIVIL SERVICE CLERK. 
(Page 150.) 



APPENDIX L. 



FORMER SUPERINTENDENTS AND DOCUMENT 

NUMBERS OF ANNUAL REPORTS. 

(Page 157.) 



Hon. Patrick A. Collins, 

Mayor of the City of Boston : 

Sin, — In compliance with the Revised Ordinances, the 
annual report of the operations and expenses of the Street 
Department for the year 1903 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. 



Pa-sing 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. 

The Boston and Cambridge bridges are managejl by two 
commissioners, the Superintendent of Streets being the com- 
missioner for the City of Boston, the other commissioner 
being appointed by the Mayor of the City of Cambridge. 



City Document No. 40. 



Appropriations. 

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 . 

Bridge Division 

Cambridge and Boston Bridges 

Ferry Division 

Paving Division 

Sanitary Division 

Sewer Division 

Street-Cleaning Division . 

Street- Watering Division . 

Total 



$20,000 00 
175,000 00 
17,000 00 
220,000 00 
850,000 00 
640,000 00 
275,000 00 
375,000 00 
165,000 00 

!, 737, 000 00 



Second. — Work done under appropriations for permanent 
improvements : There was made available by the City Coun- 
cil, from income of the city raised by taxes, for general new 
or reconstruction work, as follows : 



Street Improvements 



$500,000 00 



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



Paving Division 



$230,000 00 



Fourth. — In 1891 an Act was passed by the Legislature 
entitled " An Act Relating to the Location, Laying Out and 
Construction of Highways in the City of Boston." (Chapter 
323, Acts of 1891, and amendments.) Loans under this 
Act previous to 1901 were outside 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 



Stkeet Department. 3 

streets, assessable on the abutting property, are built. The 
amount expended the past year was : 

Sewers $50,201 50 

Streets 328,554 94 



Total $378,756 44 

Fifth. — In 1897 an Act was passed by the Legislature 
entitled " An Act Relative to the Sewerage Works of the 
City of Boston." (Chapter 426.) Under this Act the loan 
is outside the debt limit. From this fund " Sewerage 
Works " are built. 

The amount expended the past year was . . $993,424 68 

Sixth. — 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." (Chapter 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 : 

Sewers $92,545 89 

Streets 37,985 90 



Total $130,531 79 

Seventh. — In 1901 an Act was passed by the Legislature 
entitled " An Act Relative to Highways in the City of Bos- 
ton." (Chapter 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 
amount thus expended the past year was : 

Construction of Highways Already Laid Out — 

Sewers $210,935 43 

Streets 9,089 17 



Total $220,024 60 

Eighth. — 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 last year in each district were as follows : 



City Document No. 40. 



Brighton . 
Dorchester . 
East Boston 
Roxbury and West Roxbury 

Total . 



$3,229 91 

60,984 38 

51,502 39 

62,404 13 

5178,120 81 



Ninth. — In 1903 an Act was passed by the Legislature 
entitled " An Act Relative to Separate Systems of Drainage." 
(Chapter 383.) Loans under this Act are outside the debt 
limit. The amount expended last year was $297,431.11. 

Tenth. — In 1903 an Act was passed by the Legislature 
entitled " An Act to Authorize the Construction of a Dam 
Across the Charles River between the Cities of Boston and 
Cambridge." (Chapter 465.) The loan under this Act is 
outside the debt limit. The amount expended last year for 
sewerage works was $259,888.71. 

The expenditures under the several appropriations for the 
year 1903 were as follows: 



Maintenance 

Sewerage Works 

Street Improvements 

Highways, Making of 

Separate Systems of Drainage 

Charles River Basin 

Construction of Highways Already Laid Out 

Laying Out and Construction of Highways (Chap 

ter 478 of 1900) 
Laying; Out and Construction of 



Brighton .... 
Laying Out and Construction of 

Dorchester 
Laying Out and Construction of 

East Boston 
Laying Out and Construction of 

Roxbury and West Roxbury 
Garbage Plant, Spectacle Island 
Ferry Improvements 
Dorchester street 
Bridge, Specials 
Hyde Park avenue . 
Carleton street 

Brandon street and Belgrade avenue 
Street Cleaning, Specials . 
Abolishment of Grade Crossings 
Paving, Specials 



Highways 

Highways 
Highways 
Highways 



!, 875, 850 23 
993,424 68 
782,145 81 
378,756 44 
297,431 11 
259,888 71 
220,024 60 

130,531 79 

3,229 91 

60,984 38 

51,502 39 

62,404 13 
50,000 00 
41,333 41 
21,015 14 
12,642 

8,417 

8,400 47 

6,740 22 

3,350 

2,125 
255 



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10 



00 
46 
04 



Total 



1,270,454 01 



Street Department. 5 

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. 



BRIDGE DIVISION. 

Expenditures. 
Maintenance. Specials. 

$171,779.52. 112,642.99. 

The Huntington-avenue bridge over the Boston & Albany 
railroad should be rebuilt at once, and a special appropria- 
tion for this purpose should be made, as a great amount of 
heavy teaming now passes over this bridge, and constant 
repairs have to be made to keep it open for travel. 

The Shawmut-avenue bridge over the Boston & Albany 
and New York, New Haven & Hartford railroads will be 
completed during the coming year, and a much needed im- 
provement will then have been made. 



FERRY DIVISION. 

Expenditures. 
Maintenance. Specials. 

$254,535.23. $41,333.41. 

Considerable work has been done on the piers, slips, etc., 
of this division, and the Ferry-boat " Revere " has been kept 
in commission by constant repairs. This boat should be dis- 
continued, and a new one provided to take her place. The 
coal-pocket at the North Ferry, East Boston side, should be 
torn down, and a modern pocket, with a capacity of at least 
2,000 tons, erected to provide for the needs of the division 
during the winter. The average daily consumption of coal 
by this division is thirty tons per day, and at least 4,000 tons 
of coal should be on hand November 15 of each year in order 
to meet the demand during the winter. 



City Document No. 40. 



PAVING DIVISION. 

Expenditures. 
Maintenance. Specials. 

),342.32. $255.04. 



Work has progressed on the boulevards and " 323 " streets 
and public alleys, and but few newly laid-out streets remain 
to be constructed. 

Pitch and pebble joint paving on a concrete base has been 
laid on a number of down-town streets where teaming traffic 
is heavy, and bitulithic pavement has been laid in the resi- 
dential districts under a ten-year maintenance guarantee. 

This pavement gives good satisfaction and makes a smooth, 
noiseless pavement, easily cleaned, and affords good footing 
for horses, particularly on grades. 

The crushers, yards, and rolling stock have received care- 
ful attention in the line of repairs, and are now in good 
condition with few exceptions. 



SANITARY DIVISION. 

Expenditures. 
Maintenance. Specials. 

$654,975.87. $50,000. 

The work of this division has been greatly hampered by 
the scarcity of suitable dumping places, and the expense of 
handling material collected has been greatly increased in 
consequence. 

Attention is again called to previous recommendations that 
additional dumping scows be provided at South yard, Albany 
street, and Charles River-avenue bridge; these dumping 
scows will lessen the length of haul for material collected, 
and will greatly facilitate the work of collecting. 

A yard for the Dorchester district should be established 
at once and the contract system in this district abolished. 

Money should be provided to properly overhaul and 
repair the stables in the South End and North End yards, 
which are now in very bad condition and a constant source 
of expense. 



Street Department. 7 

SEWER DIVISION. 

Expenditures. 
Maintenance. Specials. 

$288,679.26. 81,552,869.96. 

The work of separating surface water and sewage under 
the Act passed by the Legislature (chapter 383, 1903), has 
been carried on to a large extent, and particularly in the 
Dorchester District have a large number of surface sewers 
been built. 

Work at the Pumping Station has progressed favorably, 
and during the coming year the new pump contracted for 
in 1900 will be erected and in working order. 

The construction work in the Back Bay Fens, in connec- 
tion with the Charles River Basin, has been pushed rapidly, 
and the conduits should be finished during the year and the 
gate-houses early in 1905, thus completing the work in the 
Back Bay Fens and solving a problem that has been occupy- 
ing the attention of the city during the past ten years. 



STREET CLEANING DIVISION. 

Expenditures. 
Maintenance. Specials. 

$403,626.11. 13,350. 

One of the most perplexing problems confronting this 
division is the paper, litter, etc., thrown by pedestrians and 
storekeepers into the public streets, and particularly in the 
down-town business section. 

In previous reports attention has been called to this matter, 
but the evil seems to grow rather than lessen, and the co- 
operation of the Board of Police seems the only solution of the 
difficulty. 

The lack of proper and easily accessible dumping places is 
a matter of much concern at the present time, and is a source 
of growing expense in the work of the division ; the remedy 
seems to be dumping scows to be used by this and the Sani- 
tary Division. 

The South Boston force now clean a part of the Dorchester 
streets, but a Street Department yard should be established 
in Dorchester and the residents given what they demand — a 
street-cleaning force for the entire district. 

The stables of the division need a thorough overhauling, 
and as a matter of economy the horses and rolling stock 
should be properly housed. 



8 City Document No. 40. 

STREET WATERING DIVISION. 

Expenditures. 
Maintenance. 

8164,104.74. 

The watering service has been more satisfactory the past 
year, judging from the number of complaints, than ever 
before, and particularly in the business section has this been 
true. In order to properly water every public street in 
Boston an appropriation of $190,000 should be provided. 



Recapitulation of Expenditures for the Twelve Months Ending 
January 31, 1904. 



Object of Appropriations. 



Current 
Expenses. 



Special 
Appropria- 
tions. 



Totals. 



Street Department : 

Central Office 

Boston and Cambridge Bridges . 

Bridge Division 

Ferry Division 

Paving Division 

Sanitary Division 

Sewer Division 

Street Cleaning Division 

Street Watering Division 

Street Improvements 

Highways, Making of 



Construction of Highways Already 
Laid Out 



Laying Out and Construction of High- 
ways (chap. 478 of 1900) 



Laying Out and Construction of High- 
ways, Brighton 



Laying Out and Construction of High- 
ways, Dorchester 



Laying Out and Construction of High- 
ways, East Boston 



Laying Out and Construction of High- 
ways, Roxbury and West Roxbury. . 



Dorchester Street 

Hyde Park A venue 

Carleton Street 

Brandon Street and Belgrade Aveuue. 



$21,092 06 
16,715 12 
171,779 52 
254,535 23 
900,342 32 
654,975 87 
288,679 26 
403,626 11 
164,104 74 



$12,642 99 

41,333 41 

255 04 

50,000 00 

1,552,869 96 

3,350 00 



782,145 SI 
378,756 44 

220,024 60 

130,531 79 

3,229 91 

60,984 38 

51,502 39 

62,404 13 
21,015 14 
8,417 10 
8,400 47 
6,740 22 



§21,092 06 
16,715 12 
184,422 51 
295,868 64 
900,597 36 

704.975 87 
1,841,549 22 

406.976 11 
164,104 74 
782,145 81 
378,756 44 

220,024 60 

130,531 79 

3,229 91 

60,984 38 

51,502 39 

62,404 13 

21,015 14 

8,417 10 

8,400 47 

6,740 22 



Totals 



82,875,850 23 



5,394,603 78 



$6,270,454 01 



Street Department. 9 

Financial Statement of the Street Department Appropriation. 

February 1, 1903, to January 31, 1904. 
Maintenance. 



Appropriations. 


Appropria- 
tions and 
Transfers 

during 1903. 


Revenue. 


Total 
Credits. 


Expendi- 
tures for the 
twelve 
months 
ending 
Jan. 31, 1904. 


Street Department : 


* $21,092 06 
2 171,091 23 
s 16,715 12 

* 254,535 23 
■ r > 899,138 25 
^651,100 87 
7 288,038 05 
» 403,626 11 

* 164,104 74 




$21,092 06 
171,779 52 
16,715 12 
254,535 23 
900,342 32 
654,975 87 
288,679 26 
403,626 11 
164,104 74 


$21,092 06 
171,779 52 




§388 29 


Boston and Cambridge Bridges, 


16,715 12 




254,535 23 
900,342 32 




1,204 07 

3,875 00 

641 21 




654,975 87 


Street Cleaning Division 

Street Watering Division 


288,679 26 
403,626 11 
164,104 74 






Totals 


$2,869,441 66 


$6,408 57 


$2,875,850 23 


$2,875,850 23 







1 Appropriation 

Transferred from Surplus Revenue 



$20,000 00 
1,092 06 



1 Appropriation $175,000 00 

Transferred to Paving Division 3,908 



3 Appropriation 

Transferred to Paving Division 



$21,092 06 



$171,091 23 



$17,000 00 
284 88 



■ Appropriation $220,000 00 

Transferred from Surplus Revenue 19,000 00 

" " Reserve Fund 15,535 23 



$254,535 23 



5 Appropriation $850,000 00 

Transferred from Surplus Revenue 44,049 34 

" " Bridge Division 3,908 77 

" " Street Watering Division .... 895 26 

" " Cambridge and Boston Bridges . . 284 88 

« Appropriation $640,000 00 

Transferred from Surplus Revenue 11,100 87 



3,138 25 



$651,100 87 



7 Appropriation $275,000 00 

Transferred from Surplus Revenue 8,000 00 

" " Reserve Fund 5,038 05 



$2S8,03S 05 



» Appropriation $375,000 00 

Transferred from Reserve Fund 2S.626 11 



$403,626 11 



9 Appropriation $165,000 00 

Transferred to Paving Division 895 26 



$164,104 74 



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11 



List of Contracts from February 1, 1903, to January 31, 1904, 
made by the Street Department. 



Paving Blocks. 





Awarded to 


Dated 


Price per M. deliv- 
ered on 




Wharves. 


Streets. 


Large paving blocks, 
500 000 


Rockport Granite 


April 25, 1903... 
May 4, 1903 


$70 60 








Gutter paving blocks. . . 

Gutter paving blocks. . . 
Large paving blocks. .. 
Large paving blocks. . . 


Wm, Shea & Son... 

S. & R. J. Lombard, 
S. & R.J. Lombard, 
Thomas Lahev 


( («)$55 00 
| (6) 62 00 

(c) 68 00 

(c) 75 00 


May 4, 1903 




May 4, 1903 




May 4, 1903 




(d) 70 00 







(«) Streets in Dorchester. (6) Streets in South Boston, Roxbury, and Brighton, 
(c) Streets in Charlestown. (rf) Streets in East Boston. 





Bank Gravel 


and Sand. 






District. 


Awarded to 


Dated 


Price double load of 
40 cubic feet. 




Gravel. 


Sand. 


Charlestown 


J. F. Brennan & Co.... 

J. P. O'Riorden 

J. H. Sullivan 


Feb. 28,1903.... 
Feb. 28, 1903.... 
Feb. 28,1903... 
Feb. 28,1903.... 
Feb. 28, 1903.... 
Feb. 28, 1903.... 
Feb. 28,1903.... 

Feb. 28,1903.... 

Feb. 28,1903.... 

Feb. 28, 1903.... 


$1 45 
1 35 
1 40 
1 43 
1 35 
1 52 
1 65 

1 66 

1 65 

1 60 


$1 48 
1 35 
1 10 
1 43 




Thos. F. Minton 

James McGovern 

William Gilligan 

J. P. O'Riorden.. 


1 35 
1 30 




1 65 


City Proper : 


1 30 


City Proper : 
District 9 


1 65 


City Proper: 

District 10 


1 20 



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



District. 


Awarded to 


Dated 


Price per 
ton, delivered 
on wharves. 






Jan. 28, 1903.... 


$0.80 









12 



City Document No. 40. 



Crosswalk Flagging. 



Contract. 


Awarded to 


Dated 


Price per square 
foot. 




On Wharves. 


On Streets. 




A. Ford & Son 


Jan. 28, 1903.... 
Jan. 28, 1903.... 
July?, 1903 .... 


$0.31£ 
.33* 
.32 


$0.33* 
.36. 
.34 


North River 


M. H. Cuddihy & Sons. 
S. & R. J. Lombard 







Coal. 



Contract. 

300 tons, Ferry Wharves 

1,000 tons, Pumping Station 
Dorchester 

1,000 tons, Ferry Wharves 

200 tons, Ferry Wharves 

700 tons, Ferry Wharves 

700 tons. Pumping Station 
Dorchester 

1,500 tons, Pumping Station 
Dorchester 

1,500 tons, Ferry Wharves 

1,500 tons, Ferry Wharves 

1,500 tons, Pumping Station 
Dorchester 

1,500 tons, Ferry Wharves 

5,000 tons, Ferry Wharves 

500 tons, Pumping Station 
Dorchester 



Awarded to 

John Morrison Co., 

H. F. Kiiey 

H. F. Kiley 

John Morrison Co., 

W. K. Niver Coal 
Co 

W. K. Niver Coal 
Co 

H. F. Kiley 

H. F. Kiley 

W. K. Niver Coal 
Co 

W. K. Niver Coal 
Co 

H. F. Kiley 

W. K. Niver Coal 
Co 

W. K. Niver Coal 
Co 



Dated 

March 23, 1903 

March 31, 1903 
March 31, 1903 
April 1,1903.. 

April 4, 1903.. 

April 4,1903.. 

May 1,1903... 
May 1, 1903... 

May 9,1903... 

May 9, 1903. . . 
June 1, 1903. . . 

Sept. 3, 1903. . . 
Sept. 3, 1903... 



Price per ton, 
2,240 lbs. 



$5 00 

4 55 

4 55 

5 00 

4 10 



4 55 
4 55 

4 35 

4 35 
4 55 

4 29 
4 29 



Edgestones. 



Contract. 


Awarded to 


Dated 


Price per 
linear foot. 


Furnishing 50,000 linear 
feet 




April 28, 1903. . . 


$0.70 









Street Department. 



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Spruce Lumber. 



District. 


Awarded to 


Dated 


Price per 
M. ft. B. M. 

rough. 




Curtis & Pope Lumber Co... 
Curtis & Pope Lumber Co... 
J. 0. Wetherbee Co 


Jan. 27, 1903.... 
Jan. 27, 1903.... 
Jan. 27, 1903.... 
Jan. 27, 1903.... 
Jan. 27, 1903.... 
Jan. 27, 1903.... 

Jan. 27, 1903 

Jan. 27, 1903.... 


$22 50 




22 00 

21 85 




G. Fuller & Son 


22 00 




G. Fuller & Son 

Curtis & Pope Lumber Co... 
C.W. Leatherbee Lumber Co. 
C.W. Leatherbee Lumber Co. 


23 00 




22 50 




22 50 




21 75 







Iron Castings. 



Contract. 


Awarded to 


Dated 


Price per 
100 lbs., de- 
livered at 

yards. 




The Sessions Foundry Corn- 


Jan. 28, 1903.... 






$1 84 







Leasing Ledge Lots. 



Contract. 


Lessors. 


Dated 


Price per ton 
for stone re- 
moved. 


1 Lease of ledge on Columbia 

2 Lease of ledge on Centre St., 

between AlJandale and 


W. J. Wilcox et al., 

Thomas Minton 

James W. Kenney, 
William J . Emerson 

Frederick Bleiler.. 


March 22, and 
June 12, 1901. 

May 10, 1902.... 

July 14, 1902.... 
June 8, 1903 .... 


$0.10 

.18 


2 Lease of ledge on Kenney st., 


17 


2 Lease of ledge on Rosseter St., 
2 Lease of ledge on Heath st., 


.18 

.18 







1 Expires March 22, 1906. 



2 Expires February 1, 1904. 



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Paving and Regulating. 

Fifty-one (51) streets have been paved and regulated. 

Sewers and Drains. 

Three hundred and fifty (350) contracts for sewerage works 
have been executed and work started. 

Macadam Roadways. 

Macadam roadways were built on the following streets, 
under chapter 323 of the Acts of 1891, or special acts or 
amendments thereto : 

Haverford street, from Cornwall street, 310 feet northeast. 

Vicksburg street, between East First and East Second 
streets. 

P street, between East Sixth street and Columbia road. 

Charlotte street, between Blue Hill avenue and Bradshaw 
street. 

Walk Hill street, between South and Washington streets. 

Carleton street, between Yarmouth and West Newton 
streets. 

Ridgemont street, from Allston Heights to west of Eleanor 
street. 

Ritchie street, between Columbus avenue and Marcella 
street. 

Millet street, between Talbot and Southern avenues. 

Rosemont street, between Adams street and Gustine 
avenue. 

Florida street, between Templeton and Ashmont streets. 

Ainsley street, from Rosemont street, southerly. 

Charles street, between Dorchester and Geneva avenues. 

Tower street, between Elyde Park avenue and Forest Hills 
cemetery. 

Walter street, between Centre and South streets. 

St. Margaret street, between Boston and Roseclair streets. 

Calder street, between Blue Hill avenue and Canterbury 
street. 

Blanche street, between Green Hill and Preston streets. 

Davenport street, between Columbus avenue and Tremont 
street. 

Roseclair street, between Dorchester avenue and Boston 
street. 

Dilworth street, between Northampton and Camden streets. 

Elmont street, between Waterlow and Faxon streets. 

Blandford street, between Commonwealth avenue and 
Boston & Albany railroad. 



Street Department. 19 

Dunreath street, from Aspen street, westerly. 

Cummington street, between Blandford and Lawton 
streets. 

Swallow street, between N and O streets. 

Spalding street, between South street and the railroad. 

Seymour street, between Canterbury street and Brown 
avenue. 

Oswald street, between Calumet and Hillside streets. 

Bitulithic Pavement. 

Warren Brothers Company laid bitulithic pavement on 
the following streets : 

Bowen street, between E and F streets. 

Gainsborough street, between Huntington avenue and the 
railroad. 

West Newton street, between Huntington and Columbus 
avenues. 

Berkeley street, between Beacon and Boylston streets. 

Maverick street, between London and Havre streets. 

Silver street, between A and B streets. 

Silver street, from E street, westerly. 

West Fourth street, from E street, westerly. 

E street, between Silver and West Fourth streets. 

Dartmouth street, between Newbury and Beacon streets. 

Massachusetts avenue, between Huntington and Columbus 
avenues. 

Oneida street, between Harrison avenue and Albany 
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Street nileage. 

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*Of this amount 0.22 miles = asphalt blocks. 

f Of this amount 14.75 miles = granite block paving on concrete base. 
4.71 miles of public alleys, chap. 298, Acts of 1898, included in this table. 
In addition to this table there are 0.51 miles accepted foot passageways. 



Total length of public streets, 500.39 miles. 

There have been laid out and accepted by the Street Com- 
missioners during the year 0.95 linear miles of public streets ; 
corrections to previous measurements on account of revision 
and other causes show a decrease of 0.41 miles, making a 
total net increase of 0.54 miles. 

The rate of increase from year to year is shown in the 
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1859 111.50 miles. 

1871 201.32 " 

1872 207.40 " 

1873 209.24 " 

1874 313.90 

1875 318.58 " 

1876 327.50 

1877 333.20 

1878 340.39 " 

1879 345.19 " 

1880 350.54 " 

1881 355.50 " 



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1883 367.99 " 

1884 374.10 " 

1885 379.60 " 

1886 383.55 " 

1887 390.30 " 

1888 392.72 " 

1889 397.84 " 

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1891 409.60 " 

1892 434.59 " 

1893 443.34 



1894 447.65 miles. 

1895 452.12 " 

1896 456.11 

1897 459.12 " 

1898 471.19 " 

1899 479.47 " 

1900 489.55 " 

1901 491.85 " 

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CENTRAL OFFICE DIVISION. 
Expenses of the Central Office. 

For the current expenses of the Central Office the City- 
Council appropriated the sum of twenty thousand (20,000) 
dollars, to which was transferred from " Surplus Revenue " 
the sura of one thousand ninety-two dollars and six cents 
($1,092.06), making a total appropriation of twenty-one 
thousand ninety-two dollars and six cents ($21,092.06), 
which was expended as follows : 

Salaries $17,500 00 

General office expenditures . . . 3,592 06 



Total 121,092 06 

Respectfully submitted, 

James Donovan, 
Superintendent of Streets. 



PART II. 



APPENDICES 



PAGES i TO 165. 



APPENDIX A. 



EEPORT OF THE DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT OF 
THE BRIDGE DIVISION. 



926, 927 and 928 Tremont Building, 

Boston, February 1, 1904. 

Hon. James Donovan, 

Superintendent of Streets, Boston : 

Dear Sir, — 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, 1904. 

There are in the City of Boston 153 bridges, not includ- 
ing culverts. Eight of these, namely, Harvard, Craigie, 
West Boston, Prison Point, Cambridge, Essex street, Western 
avenue to Cambridge, and North Harvard street, all connect- 
ing Boston and Cambridge, are in charge of two commis- 
sioners, one of whom is appointed by the Mayor of the City 
of Boston, and the other by the Mayor of the City of Cam- 
bridge. 

One hundred and thirteen bridges are supported wholly or 
in part by the City of Boston, 28 of these being tide-water 
bridges, provided with a draw. 

Forty bridges are supported wholly by railroad corpora- 
tions. 

There are 13 important tide-water bridges, namely, Mt. 
Washington avenue, operated by hand power; Maiden, 
Charlestown, Summer street, Chelsea North, Dover street, 
Federal street, and Meridian street, operated by electricity; 
Warren, Broadway, Congress street, L street, and Chelsea 
South, operated by steam power. 

The force employed on the tide-water bridges work on an 
8-hour basis, which necessitates the emplojanent of 9 men 
on each of 12 bridges, and 12 men on the Charlestown 
bridge, making a total force of 120 men employed on the 1 3 
principal drawbridges. 

Repairs have been made on the different bridges at various 
times ; the operating machinery on the drawbridges has been 



4 



City Document No. 40. 



frequently inspected and such repairs made as were needed," 
and the surfaces and structures of the different inland 
bridges have received attention from time to time as the 
necessity arose, and all defects have been promptly and 
properly remedied. 

As recommended in report of last year, a special appropria- 
tion has been provided for the construction of a new bridge 
over the Boston & Albany railroad at Shawmut avenue, and 
the present bridge will in due time be replaced by a new 
structure. 

An appropriation should be made during the coming year 
to rebuild Huntington-avenue bridge over the Boston & 
Albany railroad. From an inspection made by the City 
Engineer when this bridge was last repaired, there is no 
doubt but that public safety demands that it be rebuilt. 

Repectfully submitted, 

J. P. Lomasney, 

Deputy Superintendent. 



OBJECT OF EXPENDITURES. 

Administration . 



Office expenses : 

Printing and stationery 
Sundry office expenses 



$671 33 
481 08 



Salaries, Deputy Superintendent and clerical 
force ........ 

Salaries, Supervisors ..... 

Telephones : office, yards and Deputy's house 

Amount expended, administration . 



$1,152 41 

6,398 34 

3,155 75 

474 12 

$11,180 62 



Maintenance Expenditures. 



Administration . 
On tide-water bridges 
On inland bridges 
North yard and stable 
South yard and stable 



$11,180 62 

129,783 30 

12,880 58 

8,771 36 

9,163 66 



Total 



5171,779 52 



Street Department — Bridge Division. 



FINANCIAL STATEMENT. 
Maintenance Appropriation. 

Appropriation, 1903-04 $175,000 00 

Received from Boston & Albany Railroad Company, 

for work done in 1903 . . . . 688 29 

Total $175,688 29 

Amount of expenditures from February 1, 1903, to 

January 31, 1904 $171,779 52 

Transfer to Paving Division 3,908 77 

Total $175,688 29 



Special Appropriations in Charge of Bridge Division, 



Name of Appropriation. 


Appropria- 
tions and 
Balances. 


Expended, 

Feb. 1,1903, 

to Jan. 31, 1904. 


Balance 

on hand 

Jan. 31, 1904. 




$2,081 14 
8,542 01 
1,584 57 

1,861 42 
1,100 00 


$1,105 29 
6,962 53 
1,584 57 

930 25 


$975 S5 


Construction of piers, Bridge Division, 
Cottage-street bridge, improvement of, 
Electrical installation and construction, 


1,579 48 
931 17 




1,100 00 








Totals 


$15,169 14 


$10,582 64 


$4,586 50 







Amount of expenditures February 1, 1903, to 

January 31, 1904 $10,582 64 

Balances 4,586 50 



Amount of appropriations 



. $15,169 14 



Amounts Charged to Special Appropriations in Charge of 

Other Divisions. 
Laying out and construction of highways, East 

Boston $2,172 33 

Highways, making of . . . . . . 192 22 

Reserve* fund 84 13 



Total expended 



$2,448 68 



Amount expended and charged to maintenance 

appropriation ....... $171,779 52 

Amount expended and charged to Bridge Division, 

specials 10,582 64 

Amount expended and charged to appropriations in 

charge of other divisions ..... 2,448 68 



Grand total of expenditures, February 1, 

1903, to January 31, 1904 . . . $184,810 84. 



City Document No. 40. 



Income. 



The amount of bills deposited with the City Treasurer 
during the year was $758.16 ; and the amount received by 
the City Collector on account of the Bridge Division during 
the same period was $1,637.84. 

The following is a list of the amounts expended on the 
different bridges in charge of this division : 

Tide-water Bridges. 



Name of Bridge. 



Repairs. 
Labor 

and 
Material. 



Regular 

Expenses. 
Salaries, Fuel, 
and Supplies. 



Totals. 



Broadway 

Charlestown 

Chelsea (north) 

Chelsea (south) 

Chelsea street 

Commercial Point (or Tenean). 

Congress street 

Dover street 

Federal street 

Granite 

L street 

Maiden 

Meridian street 

Mt. Washington avenue 

Neponset 

North Beacon street 

Summer street 

Warren 

Western avenue 

Winthrop 

Sundry expenditures 

Public landings : 

Chelsea (, south) 

Jeffries Point 

East Boston 



Totals 



$676 46 
1,477 42 

1.172 46 
1,685 42 

83 95 

153 45 

1,776 99 

1,225 13 

991 86 

291 81 

530 17 

608 12 

764 47 

687 83 

167 46 

37 91 

1,158 46 

1.173 SO 
184 65 
4S1 80 
6S7 27 



$16,235 51 



$8,090 56 
11,647 39 
7,831 05 
8,346 54 

320 65 

50 00 

8,393 52 

7,869 60 

7,952 61 

239 20 
8,682 67 
7,753 88 
7,743 48 
8,162 40 

399 48 

99 84 

8,721 38 

9,071 92 

124 55 

100 00 
1,322 07 



350 00 
275 00 

$113,547 79 



$8,767 02 

13,124 81 

9,003 51 

10,031 96 

404 60 

203 45 

10,170 51 

9,094 73 

8,944 47 

531 01 

9,212 84 

8,362 00 

8,507 95 

8,850 23 

566 94 

137 75 

9,879 84 

10,245 72 

309 20 

5S1 80 

2,009 34 



843 62 



$129,783 30 



Street Department — Bridge Division. 7 

Table showing Expenditures on the Inland Bridges from 
February 1, 1903, to January 31, 1904. 



Name of Bridge. 



Repairs. 


Labor and 


Materials. 


$1,446 31 


213 


33 


309 


67 


657 


45 


150 


90 


254 83 


13 


50 


123 


80 


23 


45 


124 05 


28 


66 


258 


70 


79 


46 


159 


04 


155 


19 


1,138 


82 


708 


25 


1,831 


26 


178 


71 


162 76 


73 


35 


153 


27 


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3 


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23 00 


23 


64 


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398 


31 


6 70 


13 


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43 33 


189 


04 


139 


15 


7 14 51 


154 


29 


403 91 


1 


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1,516 


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139 


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Albany street 

Allston 

Ashland street (culvert) 

Ashland street 

Athens street 

Beacon street 

Beech street (culvert) 

Berkeley street 

Bennington street 

Blakemore street 

Bolton street 

Boylston street 

Broadway 

Brookline avenue 

Byron street 

Central avenue 

Colunibus avenue 

Cottage street 

Dartmouth street 

Dorchester avenue 

Dorchester street 

Elmwood street 

Everett street 

Ferdinand street 

Florence street 

Gardner street (culvert) 

Gold street 

Harvard street (sidewalks) 

Huntington avenue 

Ipswich street 

Irvington street 

Keyes street 

Massachusetts avenue (over B. & A. R.R.) 

Massachusetts avenue (over N. Y., N. H. & H. R.R 

Providence Division) 

Perkins street 

Shawmut avenue 

Southampton street 

Spring street 

West Fourth street 

West Newton street 

Williams street 

Charles River avenue (approach to old bridge) 

Sundry expenditures on inland bridges 

Total expenditures on inland bridges 



.$12,880 58 



8 City Document No. 40. 

Maintenance Expenses at Nokth and South Yards. 
District JVb. 1, Warren Bridge. 

North Yard $5,209 35 

North Stable 3,562 01 



Total expended, North Yard and Stable . . . $8,771 36 



District JSTo. 2, 168-170 Broadway Extension, South Boston. 

South Yard $4,063 88 

South Stable • . 5,099 78 



Total expended, South Yard and Stable . . $9,163 66 



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. 
Bennington street, over Boston, Revere Beach & Lynn 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. 
Bolton street, over N. Y., N. H. & H. Railroad, Midland 

Divison. 
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. 



Street Department — Bridge Division. 9 

* 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. 

Gold 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 waterwaj^. 
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 Summer and L 

streets. 
Linden Park, 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. 
*Mt. 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. 

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

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

Summer street, over A street. 

Summer street, over B street. 

Summer street, over C street. 

* Summer street, over Fort Point channel. 

* Warren, from Boston to Charlestown. 

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

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

Williams street, over Stony brook, West Roxbury. 

Winthrop, from Breed's Island to Winthrop. 



10 City Document No. 40. 



In Charge of Park Department. 

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. 

Ellicott 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 . 

Lynn Railroad. 
Overlook Arch, in Franklin Park. 
Railroad Viaduct, in Arborway. 
Scarboro', in Franklin 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. 
Public Garden (foot-bridge). 



II. — Bridges of which Boston Maintains the Part within 

its Limits. 

In Charge of Bridge Division. 

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. 

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 Muddy river. 



Street Department — Bridge Division. 11 



III. — Bridges of which 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 X. Y., N. H. & H. Railroad, Midland 

Division (sidewalks). 

In Charge of Commissioners of Cambridge Bridges. 

* Cambridge street, from Brighton to Cambridge. 

* Craigie's, from Boston to Cambridge. 
*P^ssex 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. 

IV. — Bridges of which Boston Maintains the Wearing 

Surface. 

In Charge of Bridge Division. 

Boston street, over N. Y., N. H. & H. Railroad, Plymouth 

Division. 
Cambridge street, over Boston & Maine Railroad. 
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 

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

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

Division. 

V. — Bridges Maintained by Railroad Corporations. 

1st. — Boston & Albany Bailroad. 

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



12 City Document No. 40. 

2d. — Boston & Maine and Boston & Albany Railroads. 

Main street. 
Mystic avenue. 

Sd. — Boston & Maine Railroad, Eastern Division. 
Wauwatosa avenue, East Boston. 

4th. — Boston, Revere Beach & Lynn Railroad. 
Everett street. 

5th. — New York, ISieio 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. — New York, New Haven &, Hartford Railroad, Plymouth 

Division. 

Adams street. 
Freeport street. 
Medway street. 
Savin Hill avenue. 

7th. — New York, Neio Haven &, Hartford Railroad, Providence 

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. 

Centre and Mt. Vernon streets, West Roxbury. 

Chandler street. 

Columbus avenue (new part) . 

Dartmouth street (new part). 

Dudley avenue, West Roxbury. 



Street Department — Bridge Division. 



13 



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 
In charge of Park Department . 
In charge of Public Grounds Department, 



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 wearing 

surface : 
In charge of Bridge Division 



57 

20 

1 



78 



9 
5 
— 14 



— 12 



V. Number maintained by railroad corporations : 

1. Boston & Albany . 

2. Boston & Maine and Boston & Albany 

Railroads .... 

3. Boston & Maine, Eastern 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 



Total number 



2 
1 

1 

11 

4 

17 



40 
153 



Public Landing-Places. 

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



14 City Document No. 40. 

East Boston Public Landing. — Size, 18X30. Built in 
1893. Moored at dock of the Atlantic Works. Dock and flats 
leased at $250 per year. 

Jeffries Point, East Boston. — Size, 20X50. Moored from 
Fitzpatrick's Wharf ; $350 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 pile. 

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 boxes. 

Warren bridge, 2 boxes. 
Boston Electric Light Company : 

Congress-street bridge, 2 boxes. 
Lynn and 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. 
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. 



Street Department — Bridge Division. 15 

Land and Buildings in Charge of Bridge Division. 

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

Charlestown Bridge. — Draw-house, electrical power-room, and 
six storehouses. 

Chelsea [Nbrth~\ Bridge. — Draw-house, storehouse and tool- 
house. 

Chelsea [South'] Bridge. — Draw-house, engine-house and tool- 
house. 

Chelsea- street Bridge — Tool-house. 

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

Cottage- street {foot bridge). — Watchman's house. 

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-avenue 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-avenue Bridge to Watertown. — Tool-house. 



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17 



Table showing Width of Bridges, kind of Roadways, Sidewalks, 
etc., on Tide=water Bridges, 1903. 



Name of Bridge. 



Roadway. 



Kind of 
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Sidewalks. 





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 


7 


12 


10 


6 


8 


3 7 


7 



Kind of Walks. 



Broadway 

Cambridge street 

Craigie's 

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, 
60 
40 
64 

100 

49 

50 3 

30 

about 
34 

60 

60 

31 
69 
30 2 
69 4 
60 

60 
to 
67 6 

50 

61 

30 

31 
28 2 

50 

100 

80 

33 2 

33 
24 2 

60 



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32 9 

48 

127 9 
122 
127 9 



41 2 

23 2 

about 

27 

44 
40 

22 8 
49 

24 4 
51 
44 

44 

36 
39 6 

23 10 

25 2 

26 7 

36 

76 
60 

26 3 

24 2 

19 10 

36 



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Paved . 



Plank . 

Paved. 

Plank . 
Paved. 
Plank . 

Paved. 



Plank 



( Plank part ) 
\ Paved part \ 

" entire., 

Paved 

Plank 

Paved , 



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. 



18 



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Table showing the Widths of Openings for Vessels in all Bridges 
Provided with Draws in the City of Boston, 1903. 



Name of Bridge. 


Location. 


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Width. 


Boston & Maine R.R., Eastern 


Boston to Charlestown 


1 

1 

1 

1 

1 

1 

1 

1 
1 
1 
1 
2 


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35 

36 

36 

40 

39 

39 

35 
43 
36 
36 
50 
50 
38 
60 
36 
36 
24 
43 
50 
37 
36 
41 
36 
49 
36 
36 
36 

39 
50 




Boston & Maine R.R., Eastern 


" 9 " 


Boston & Maine R.R., Fitchburg 


Boston to Charlestown 

Boston to East Cambridge, 


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Boston & Maine R.R., Fitchburg 
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Boston & Maine R.R. (freight), 


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" 2 " 


Boston & Maine R.R. (passen- 




Boston & Maine R.R., Western 


" 7 " 


Boston & Maine R.R., Western 


" 10 " 




Over Fort Point channel. . . 

Brighton to Cambridge 

Boston to East Cambridge, 
Boston to Charlestown — 


" " 




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" " 


Charlestown (main channel) 

Charlestown (north channel) 


" " 
" " 


Charlestown to Chelsea 

East Boston to Chelsea 


1 
1 

2 


" 9 " 




" " 


Chelsea street (East Boston side) 

Chelsea street (Chelsea side) 

Commercial Point (or Tenean) . . . 
Congress street (Boston side) — 
Congress at. (South Boston side), 


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ii .i 




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2 


<• 2 " 


Over Fort Point channel. . . 


ii 3 i. 
" " 


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Over Fort Point channel.. . 

Brighton to Cambridge 

East Boston to Chelsea 


1 
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1 
1 
1 
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" 6 " 




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ii 10 <■ 


Over Reserved channel, 


1 
1 






ii 9 ii 




Charlestown to Everett 


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Table showing Width of Openings, etc. — Concluded. 



Name of Bridge. 



Location. 



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a a 



Width. 



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Meridian street (Chelsea side) — 

Mt. Washington avenue (Boston 
side) 

Mt. Washington avenue (South 
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New York, New Haven & Hart- 
ford R.R 

New York, New Haven & Hart- 
ford R.R., Y-connection 

New York, New Haven & Hart- 
ford K.R 

New York, New Haven & Hart- 
ford R.R 

North Beacon street 

North Harvard street 

Prison Point 

Summer street 

Warren 

West Boston (temporary) 

Western avenue 

Western avenue 



East Boston to Chelsea. 



Over Fort Point channel 

Dorchester to Quincy. . . 

Over South Bay 

Over Fort Point channel 



Dorchester to Quincy. . . 
Brighton to Watertown. 
Brighton to Cambridge. 
Charlestown to Cambrid 
Over Fort Point channel 
Boston to Charlestown. 
Boston to Cambridge... 
Brighton to Cambridge . 
Brighton to Watertown. 



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59 " 





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APPENDIX B. 



REPORT OF THE DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT OF THE 
FERRY DIVISION. 



North Ferry, East Boston, February 1, 1904. 

Mr. James Donovan, 

Superintendent of Streets : 

Dear, Sir, — I herewith submit the annual report of the 
Ferry Division for the year ending January 31, 1904. 

During the season just passed, and even during the win- 
ter, when unusual care was required, and extra expense was 
entailed, the running time of the ferry-boats was maintained 
without material variation. In spite of fog, freezing weather, 
and storms, the service of the division has been conducted 
with an unusual freedom from accidents or delays. 

I respectfully call your attention to the following require- 
ments, which are necessary to maintain the proper efficiency 
of this division : 

(1) The urgent need of a new coal-pocket at the North 
ferry, East Boston side, as the present one is entirely inade- 
quate, and is in a condition which is dangerous to the sur- 
rounding buildings, as the coal stored there is liable at any 
time to beset on fire by spontaneous combustion. 

(2) The need of replacing the side wheel ferry-boat 
" Revere," which was built in 1875, and has been so long in 
use that constant overhauling and repairs are necessary in 
order to keep her in running condition. 

The property in charge of this division is as follows : 
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 workshop 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. 



Street Department — Ferry Division. 23 

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

The following steam ferry-boats are in commission : 

Name. When built. Kind. Length. 

Revere 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. Russell 1900 " 164 " 3 in. 

General Sumner 1900 " 164 " 3 in. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Wm. J. Donovan, 

Deputy Superintendent. 



24 City Document No. 40. 

STREET DEPARTMENT, FERRY DIVISION. 

Consolidated Financial Statement for the Year 1903-4. 

1. Receipts. 

* Total cash receipts during the year . . . $177,508 31 
Cash in hands of tollmen at beginning of year . 575 00 



Total $178,083 31 

Cash paid over to City Collector, $177,482 21 
Rejected money received and 

destroyed .... 1 10 



177,483 31 



Balance of cash on hand at end of the year . $600 00 



2. Appropriations and Expenditures. 

Balance unexpended from previous year (loans) . $41,349 01 
Received from City Treasurer by transfer . . 34,535 23 
Received from City Treasurer, annual appropria- 
tion for this division for 1903 . . . 220,000 00 



t Total appropriations of all kinds . . $295,884 24 

t Total expenditures of all kinds . . 295,868 64 



Balance unexpended (loans) . . . . $15 60 



3. Result of Operations for the Year. 

Receipts for the year (net income) . . . $177,507 21 

Ordinary expenses . . . $254,535 23 
Extraordinary expenses (special 

appropriations) . . >. 41,333 41 

Interest on ferry debts . . 16,920 00 

Depreciation of boats . . 16,088 15 



128,876 79 



Increase in stock of supplies, 
machinery, tools, engines, boil- 
ers and heating apparatus . 9,934 35 



Net outgo for the year . . . . 318,942 44 



Net loss for year $141,435 23 



* Twenty-five dollars of above receipts were retained to be added to cash in hands 
of tollmen as working capital. 

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29 



6. Comparative Balance Sheets at the Close of each Year for Five 

Years. 





January 31, 
1900. 


January 31, 
1901. 


January 31, 
1902. 


January 31, 
1903. 


January 31, 
1904. 


Assets. 












Cash in hands of tollmen, 


$575 00 


$575 00 


$575 00 


$575 00 


$600 00 




16 68 






62 50 




Fuel and supplies on 


12,429 92 


10,870 05 
52,627 87 


10,371 78 
10,639 71 


7,153 65 


9,793 00 


City Treasurer (balance 
of appropriations) 


157,601 42 


41,349 01 


15 60 


Real estate and buildings 
(Assessors' valuations) 


457,500 00 


49S,900 00 


546,600 00 


577,400 00 


577,400 00 


Ferry-boats (less depre- 


216,756 31 


303,458 37 


285,250 85 


268,135 80 


252,047 65 
7,595 00 




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6,000 00 


6,000 00 


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Total tangible assets. . . 


$850,879 33 


$872,431 29 


$859,437 34 


$894,975 96 


$847,451 25 


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


315,815 68 


315,815 68 
1,927,086 05 


315,815 68 


315,815 68 


315.S15 68 
2,309,834 96 


Deficiency of assets(loss) 


1,S63,118 43 


2,034,374 44 


2,168,337 23 


Totals 


$3,029,813 44 


$3,115,333 02 


$3,209,627 46 


$3,379,128 87 


$3,473,101 89 


Liabilities. 












Capital invested by City 
of Boston to date 


$2,872,212 02 


$3,062,705 15 


$3,198,987 75 


$3,337,779 86 


$3,473,086 29 


Appropriations account 


157,601 42 


52,627 87 


10,639 71 


41,349 01 


15 60 


Total liabilities 


$3,029,813 44 


$3,115,333 02 


$3,209,627 46 


$3,379,128 87 


$3,473,101 89 















Details of Capital Invested by the City of Boston. 



Total expenditures to 
date, per ferry books. . 

Interest on debts for the 
year (per City Audi- 
tor) 



Interest previous years, 
etc. (net debits per Au- 
ditor) 



Total expenditures 

Deduct total receipts 
paid to Collector 



Excess of expenditure, 
viz. .capital invested by 
city 



$7,694,882 56 



13,044 00 



279,148 85 



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



$8,049,900 02 



279,148 85 



$8,344 
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683 72 



$2,872,212 02 $3,062,705 15 



$8,355,982 24 



13,420 00 



279,148 85 



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$3,198,987 75 



$8,666,381 23 



279,148 85 



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*5,622,753 22 



$.".,337,779 86 



5,977,252 87 



279,148 85 



*$9,273,321 72 
*5,800,235 43 



$3,473,086 29 



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difference (capital invested) being the same. 

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

t See foot note § under Table 4. 



30 City Document No. 40. 



7. Total Expenditures Upon Ferries Since 1858-59. 

Expenditures for avenues, paving, interest, etc., 

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

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

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

* Expenditures for new buildings, piers, drops, 

etc 530,523 64 

* 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 . . $1,899,385 50 

* Expenditures for repairs of all kinds . . 764,003 80 

* Expenditures for fuel 1,205^705 02 

* Expenditures for salaries and wages . . 4,027,275 14 
Expenditures for all other purposes . . . 1,437,230 82 



1,333,600 28 



Total Receipts from Ferries sixce 1858-59. 

Receipts from rents, etc., previous to purchase of 

ferries $29,588 56 

* Receipts from ferry-tolls since purchase of 

ferries 5,582,093 21 

* Receipts from rents since purchase of ferries . 58,426 96 

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

* Receipts from all other sources, per ferry 

books 13,118 98 

Receipts from all other sources, additional, per 

Auditor 30,690 00 



Less rejected money destroyed 

Less amount counted twice 

Less amount in hands of tollmen 



Total, per City Auditor's figures 



1101 93 
33 00 

600 00 


$5,861,248 92 
734 93 






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* According to books of the Ferry Division. 
t See footnote § under Table 4. 



Street Department — Ferry Division. 31 

Regular Annual (Ordinary) and Special Appropriations 
(Extraordinary) of the Ferry Division of the Street 
Department for the Year ending January 31, 1904. 

Appropriation for year ending January 31, 1904 . $220,000 00 
Received by transfer ...... 34,535 23 



Total amount 8254,535 23 



Amount of expenditures ..... $254,535 23 



Special Appropriations. 

Appropriation authorized and issued May 27, 1902, 

for ferry improvements $100,00000 

Amount expended from May 27, 

1902, to February 1, 1903 . $58,650 99 
Amount expended from February 1 , 

1903, to February 1, 1904 . 41,333 41 

99,984 40 



Unexpended balance' of appropriation January 31, 

1904 $15 60 



Details of Expenditures from Special Appropriation for 
Year ending January 31, 1904. 

Ferry Improvements Appropriation. 

Amount of expenditure from February 1, 1903, to 

February 1, 1904 $41,333 41 



Paid on new head-house, South 
Ferry, East Boston, to John J. 
Flynn, Contractor ... $4,000 00 

Paid for reconstructing piers to 

Lawler Bros., Contractors . 5,591 79 

Paid for reconstructing piers to W. 

H. Ellis, Contractor . . 2,296 86 

Paid for machinery, motors, en- 
gines, boilers, heating apparatus, 
refitting and painting buildings, 16,179 41 

Paid for labor .... 13,265 35 



$41,333 41 



32 



City Document No. 40. 



Statement showing Receipts at Each Ferry. 
North Ferry. 



From Tollman. 


Foot 
Passengers. 


Team 
Tickets. 


Total. 


No. 2 


$15,238 34 
15,039 70 
15,021 61 
14,638 97 
14,993 92 
10,829 55 
15,410 93 


$2,427 50 
2,644 50 
2,284 00 
2,422 50 
2,177 50 
1,610 00 
2,151 50 


$17,665 84 
17,684 20 
17,305 61 
17,061 47 
17 171 42 


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17,562 43 


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$15,717 50 


$116,890 52 



From tollmen .... 
From gatemeu : 

For 98,663 foot passengers, at lc. 

For cash fares for teams 



Total at North Ferry 

South Ferry. 



7,606 



63 

56 



.16,890 52 



8,593 19 
5125,483 71 



From Tollman. 


Foot 
Passengers. 


Team 
Tickets. 


Total. 


No. 1 


$6,915 20 
6,692 92 
6,963 22 
6,550 27 
1,154 25 
1,177 35 


$2,775 00 

2,736 00 

2,818 50 

3,155 50 

83 50 

67 50 


$9,690 20 
9,428 92 
9,781 72 
9,705 77 
1 237 75 


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1,244 85 






$29,453 21 


$11,636 00 


$41,089 21 



From tollmen ...... 

From gatemen : 

For 74,769 foot passengers, at lc, $747 
For cash fares for teams . . 5,251 



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Total at South Ferry 

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, 1903 

Total ferriage receipts 



4,089 21 



5,998 69 

$47,087 90 

5172,571 61 

1,367 50 

2,107 70 

1 00 

1176,047 81 



Street Department — Ferry Division. 



33 



Brought forward . . . . . $177,074 81 

Kents for the year . . . . . . 656 50 

Sales of old material, head-honse and bootblack 

privileges ....... 804 00 



Total cash receipts, as above 



5177,508 31 



Statement showing the Difference of Travel on the Ferries 
from: February 1, 1903, to February 1, 1904. 









North Ferry. 


South Ferry. 


Foot passengers at 1 cent each . 


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10,117,302 


2,945,321 


Foot passengers by ticket 






107,326 


43,600 


Foot passengers free 


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2,826 


Total foot passenc 


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2,991,757 


One-horse teams and 


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384,007 


237,322 


Two-horse teams 








129,729 


122,319 


Three-horse teams . 




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3,644 


4,600 


Four-horse teams 


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7,311 


5,684 


Two-horse pleasure 


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14,363 


5,231 


Handcarts, etc. 








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1,981 


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567 



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Two-horse teams 

Three-horse teams 

Four-horse teams 

Two-horse carriages and hacks, 

Two-cent tolls for handcarts, 
etc 

Drag-wheels, etc 

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689,754 

230,100 

10,355 

15,360 

14,764 

6,076 

66 

12,-153,163 



679,746 

210,390 

8,376 

12,344 

15,390 

5,547 

60 

12,243,877 



645,283 

232,557 

9,216 

13,804 

16,366 

13,582 

122 
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641,796 

249,714 

7,486 

13,180 

19,115 

6,720 

86 

12,923,734 



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252,048 

8,244 

12,995 

19,594 

6,847 

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34 



City Document No. 40. 



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45,200 


356,683 


150,936 


205,747 


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354,800 


3,408 


427,600 


349,101 


78,499 


Two-horse team-tickets.. . . 


31,959 


229,520 


9,792 


271,271 


223,359 


47,912 


Three-horse team-tickets.. 


4,607 


7,434 


324 


12,365 


7,239 


5,126 




6,058 
20,273 


12,520 




18,578 
48,413 


12,079 


6,499 
21,232 


One-horse carriage-tickets 


27,660 


480 


27,181 


Two-horse carriage- tickets 


2,125 


9,420 




11,545 


9,237 


2,308 





Street Department — Paying Division. 35 



APPENDIX C. 



REPORT OF THE DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT OF 
THE PAVING DIVISION. 



Room 44, City Hall, Boston, February 1, 1904. 

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, 
1904, 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 signs. 

The numbering of buildings. 

The issuing of permits to open or occupy the streets or 
for such other purposes as may be required under the ordi- 
nances, and assists in the removal of snow and ice from the 
streets. 

The cleaning of streets in the outlying sections of the 
city not covered b} r 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 
engineering force under the direction of a chief engineer. 

Owing to the small amount of money appropriated by the 
city government for the rebuilding of streets the work 
accomplished has been somewhat limited ; the renewal of 
street surfaces by the construction of a permanent stone 
pavement laid on a concrete base with pitch and pebble 
joints has been confined to the down-town streets, these being 
subjected to very heavy traffic, such as Beverly, Broad, Minot, 
Nashua and Purchase streets. 



36 City Document No. 40. 

In the Charlestown district, Bow and Devens streets, and 
Rutherford avenue, as far as Chapman street, were relocated, 
widened and paved with large granite blocks on a six (6) 
inch Portland cement concrete base, with pitch and pebble 
joints. 

The repairs upon asphalt pavement have been supervised, 
located and plotted upon plans prepared for that purpose, and 
tables are annexed showing the amount of repairs and the 
cost in detail on all asphalt pavement upon which the main- 
tenance guarantee has expired. 

An innovation during the year was the agreement entered 
into by the City of Boston and the asphalt companies whereby 
the asphalt repairs on streets on which the maintenance 
guarantee has expired are guaranteed for a period of three 
(3) years. 

The asphalt repairs are becoming more extensive from year 
to year, consequently it would be more economical to resur- 
face the entire street in many cases than to continue patch- 
ing, if sufficient funds were provided. 

Under the provisions of chapter " 323 " of the Acts of 
1891, and acts in amendment thereof or in addition thereto, 
there were thirty-nine (39) streets and eight (8) public alleys 
built, and five (5) streets and two (2) boulevards partly com- 
pleted during the year. 

Columbia road construction, from the bridge over the N.Y., 
N.H. & H. R.R. to South Boston Point, is progressing rapidly; 
the section between Q and Covington streets is near completion, 
and the section between Covington street and the bridge will he 
completed during the summer of 1904. 

Bennington street, from Moore to Saratoga streets, is completed, 
and from Saratoga street to the Revere town line is under con- 
struction. The portion between Moore and Prescott streets is in 
abeyance, awaiting the report of the Commission for the Abolish- 
ment of Grade Crossings. 

Some work in the nature of rough grading has been done in 
Dorchester street, South Boston, and Hyde Park avenue and Bel- 
grade avenue, West Roxbury. 

During the year a number of streets in the residential sections 
of the city have been surfaced with bitulithic pavement. This 
pavement was introduced last year and is a very satisfactory street 
surfacing, particularly on grades where on account of the pecu- 
liarity of its composition horses are enabled to draw loads upon 
it with safety. 

In the city proper, the streets laid with this pavement were : 

Belvidere street. 

Berkeley street, Beacon street to Boylston street. 

Dartmouth street, Beacon street to Newbury street. 



Street Department — Paving Division. 37 

Gainsborough street, Huntington avenue to N.Y., N.H. & H. 
R.R. 

West Newton street, Columbus avenue to Huntington avenue, 
and from Huntington avenue to Belvidere street. 

Massachusetts avenue, Columbus avenue to Huntington avenue. 

Oneida street, Harrison avenue to Albany street. 

East JBoston. 
Maverick street, London street to Havre street. 

South Boston. 
JBowen street, E street to F street. 
E street, south side of W. Fourth street to Broadway. 
Silver street, A street to B street. 
Silver street, E street to 221 feet westerly. 
West Fourth street, E street to 221 feet westerly. 

Stone Crushing Plants. 

Operations in and about the stone crushing plants during 
the year have been quite active. The Iffley road crusher, 
erected in the early part of 1900, was taken down and 
removed to the Codman-street ledge, Dorchester, and re- 
erected. Two crushers were installed, the 13x30 being 
the initial crusher and the 9x15 taking care of the tailings. 
The elevator carrying the broken stone from the crusher to 
the screen consists of 9-inch Xl 5-inch X 20-inch buckets, 
bolted to a double chain, which is carried on sprocket 
wheels. The screen is the largest now in use by the city ; 
it is twenty-four (21) feet over all and four (4) feet in 
diameter, with a screen surface of one hundred twenty-five 
(125) feet divided as follows: Four (4) feet of three (3) 
inch holes, four (4) feet of two and one-half (2£) inch holes, 
four (4) feet of one and one-half (1£) inch holes, and 
eight feet of seven-eighths (£) inch holes, this last section 
being covered with a dust jacket five (5) feet long, per- 
forated with one-quarter (i) inch holes. The screen 
revolves on four friction rolls, the whole being carried on 
two longitudinal I-beams, resting on hard pine trusses, 
which are framed into the top plates of the stone bins. The 
elevator chains, sprocket wheels, screen, and all the wearing 
parts are made of manganese steel. An eighty (80) horse- 
power automatic cut-off Atlas engine furnishes the power for 
the plant; the crushing capacity is three hundred (300) tons 
per day, and the bins will store one thousand (1,000) tons 
crushed stone. 

In March of the present year the old crushing plant at 
Rosseter-street ledge was burned down, necessitating the 



38 City Document No. 40. 

erection of a new plant ; plans were made and a structure 
similar but not as large as that at Codman street was built 
about midway between Rosseter street and Geneva avenue. 
The elevator consists of a single chain and sprocket with 
7-inchX 12-inch X 15-inch buckets. The screen is twenty 
(20) feet over all and thirty-eight (38) inches in diameter, 
divided into three (3) feet of three (3) inch holes, four (4) 
feet of two and one-half (2£) inch holes, three (3) feet of 
one and one-half (li) inch holes, and six (6) feet of 
seven-eighths (I) inch holes, this last section covered with a 
dust jacket four (4) feet long, perforated with one-quarter (2) 
inch holes. A thirty (30) horse-power throttling Atlas engine 
furnishes the power. The crushing capacity is two hundred 
(200) tons per day, and the bins store seven hundred (700) 
tons. There are two crushers, one a 9x15 Farrell, used as 
the initial crusher, and the other a 9x15 Champion, for 
the tailings. 

A new plant with a 10x16 crusher, but similar in other 
respects to the Rosseter-street plant, is now under construc- 
tion at the Bleiler ledge, Roxbury. 

A new elevator and screen have been purchased for the 
Columbia-road crushing plant, which will be installed this 
winter. 

The crushing plants at Centre street, West Roxbury, 
Kenney street, Roxbury, and Chestnut Hill avenue, 
Brighton, are in fair condition, but will need some repairs 
before starting up for another season. 

The steam road-rollers, eight in number, consisting of four 
(4) Buffalo, Pitts, three (3) Avelingand Porter, and one (1) 
Harrisburg, are in good condition ; the Buffalo, Pitts rollers 
are new and need no repairs ; the Aveling and Porter rollers 
and the Harrisburg roller are undergoing repairs, and will be 
in good shape in the spring. 

The department force has been employed during the year 
in repairing and resurfacing of streets, about forty (40) 
miles, or 500,000 square yards, of streets having been resur- 
faced with macadam. 

A vast amount of work remains to be done not only on 
the macadam streets, but also on the paved streets, in order 
that they be put in proper condition. The amount of pav- 
ing and regulating done by the department irrespective of 
the pitch and pebble work is as follows 

Edgestones set and reset . 
Block paving on gravel 



Brick sidewalks laid 
Artificial stone sidewalks laid 
Coal tar concrete walks 



60,555 linear feet 
70,289 square yards 
29,078 " " 

12,806 " " 

248 " " 



Street Department — Paving Division. 



39 



Paving. 

Edgestones set . 

Concrete base laid . 
Granite block pavement on a concrete base 

laid with pitch and pebble joints . 
Granite flagging on a concrete base, laid 

with pitch and pebble joints . 
Granite block pavement on a concrete base, 

laid with grout joints . 
Granite block pavement laid on a gravel 

base with gravel joints . 
Granite flagging laid on a gravel base with 

gravel joints 
Bitulithic pavement laid . 
Trinidad asphalt laid 
Sicilian rock asphalt laid . 
Brick sidewalks laid 
Crushed stone sidewalks laid 
Artificial stone walks laid 



21,394 linear feet 
28,962 square yards 

29,607 " " 

2,262 " " 

400 " " 

9,945 " " 



682 


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. 30,272 


U (C 


1,711 


u ct 


1,036 


t( a 


. 18,483 


a. u 


612 


It (( 


. 11,085 


square feet 



Beverly street, between Washington street, north, and Cause- 
way street was paved with large granite blocks, with pitch and 
pebble joints, on a 6-inch Portland cement concrete base, the 
Boston Elevated Railway Company removing the old abandoned 
tracks previous to the contractor commencing work on the street. 
The portion between Causeway street and Warren bridge was not 
completed, as the contractor was obliged to suspend on account 
of the weather. The old pavement was excavated and dis- 
tributed, some at Charlestown and some at lot on Massachusetts 
avenue. Former pavement, granite blocks with gravel joints on 
gravel base. 

Broad street, between Central street and Atlantic avenue, was 
paved with large granite blocks, with pitch and pebble joints, on a 
6-inch Portland cement concrete base. The paving and regulat- 
ing was done under contract by W. H. Ellis, who did the neces- 
sary excavating, the price for which included the distribution of 
the old blocks, some being delivered in Charlestown and some in 
East Boston. The former pavement was granite blocks with 
gravel joints on gravel base. 

Court street, from Sudbury street, across Bowdoin square, was 
paved with large granite blocks, on a 6-inch American cement 
concrete base, 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 William J. Rafferty, who 
did the necessary excavating, the price for which included the 
1 milling of the old blocks and surplus material to the lot on Mas- 
sachusetts avenue. The former pavement was granite blocks 
with gravel joints on gravel base. 



40 City Document No. 40. 

Dover street, between Washington street and Harrison avenue, 
was paved with large granite blocks, with pitch and pebble joints, 
on a 6-inch Portland cement concrete base, 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 Benjamin M. Cram. The old pavement was removed 
and the roadway excavated by the city. Former pavement, 
granite blocks with gravel joints on gravel base. 

Minot street, between Leverett and Lowell streets, was paved 
with large granite blocks, with pitch and pebble joints, on a 
6-inch Portland cement concrete base. The paving and regulat- 
ing was done under contract by D. J. Kiley. The old pavement 
was excavated and hauled away by the city. Former pavement, 
granite blocks with gravel joints on gravel base. 

Nashua street, between Causeway and Minot streets, was paved 
with large granite blocks, with pitch and pebble joints, on a 6-inch 
Portland cement concrete base. The paving and regulating was 
done under contract by P. Brennan & Co., who did the necessary 
excavating, the price for which included the delivery of the old 
blocks at the lot on Massachusetts avenue. Former pavement, 
granite blocks with gravel joints on gravel base. 

Purchase street, between Federal and Broad streets, was paved 
with large granite blocks, with pitch and pebble joints, on a 6-inch 
Portland cement concrete base. The paving and regulating was 
done under contract by John E. Burns & Co., who excavated the 
roadway, the price for which included the delivery of the old blocks 
at Roxbury and South Boston. Former pavement, granite blocks 
with gravel joints on gravel base. 

Carson street, between Crescent avenue and Shoreham street, 
was laid out January 5, 1887. The contract for constructing the 
surface of this street was awarded to Benjamin M. Cram, Decem- 
ber 1, 1902 ; work was begun April 16, 1903, and completed June 
27, 1903. It is a six (6) inch macadam roadway, with brick side- 
walks. The edgestones, flagging and crushed stone were fur- 
nished by the city and hauled by the contractor ; the paving- 
blocks and bricks were furnished on the line of the work by the 
city. 

P street, between East Sixth street and Columbia road, was 
laid out November 17, 1868. The contract for constructing the 
surface of this street was awarded to H. P. Nawn, April 17, 
1903 ; work was begun April 22, 1903, and completed July 29, 
1903. It is a six (6) inch macadam roadway, with brick side- 
walks. The edgestones, flagging and crushed stone were fur- 
nished by the city and hauled by the contractor ; the paving blocks 
and bricks were furnished on the line of the work by the city. 

Newbury street, between Hereford street and Massachusetts 
avenue, was paved with wooden blocks, on a six (6) inch Port- 
land cement concrete base. The paving and regulating was done 
under contract by Patrick McGovern, who did the necessary exca- 
vating. Former pavement was macadam. 



Street Department — Paving Division. 41 

Asphalt. 

Dartmouth street, between Boylston and Newbury streets, in 
the area formerly occupied by the old horse car tracks, one and 
one-half (1^) inches of Trinidad asphalt wearing surface and one 
and one-half (l£) inches of asphaltic cement concrete binder were 
laid on a six (6) inch Portland cement concrete base by the 
Barber Asphalt Paving Company under a ten (10) years' main- 
tenance guarantee. 

Exchange place, between Congress and Kilby streets, was resur- 
faced with one and one-half (1|) inches of Trinidad asphalt 
wearing surface on one and one-half (l£) inches of asphaltic 
cement and concrete binder on the existing Portland cement 
concrete base by the Barber Asphalt Paving Company under a 
ten (10) years' maintenance guarantee. The company removed 
the old surface and laid some Portland cement concrete which 
was required to smooth out the inequalities in the old base. 

Harrison avenue, from Union Park street to Maiden street, 
was paved with one and one-half (1£) inches of Trinidad 
asphalt wearing surface on one and one-half (l£) inches of 
asphaltic cement concrete binder on a six (6) inch American 
cement concrete base under a ten (10) years' maintenance 
guarantee by the Barber Asphalt Paving Company. The track 
area was paved with large granite blocks on a six (6) inch Port- 
land cement concrete base by John E. Burns & Co., who exca- 
vated the roadway and did the regulating. Former pavement was 
granite blocks on gravel base. 

Harrison avenue, from Northampton street to East Lenox street, 
was paved with two (2) inches of Sicilian Rock asphalt on a six 
(6) inch Portland cement concrete base under a ten (10) years' 
maintenance guarantee by the Boston Asphalt Company, with the 
exception of the track area, which was paved with large granite 
blocks with pitch and pebble joints on a six (6) inch Portland 
cement concrete base by H. Gore & Co., who excavated the road- 
way and did the regulating. Former pavement was macadam. 

Bitulithic Pavement. 
This is a patent pavement composed of crushed stone and 
bituminous cement. It is laid six (6) inches deep, four 
inches of which is composed of No. 1 crushed stone well 
rolled and treated with two layers of bituminous cement. 
The other two (2) inches, or wearing surface, is composed 
of crushed stone varying in size from two (2) inches to a 
fine dust, and heated and mixed with bituminous cement 
and rolled with a steam roller. This pavement was laid by 
the Warren Bros. Company in the following streets, under a 
ten (10) years maintenance guarantee: 

JBelvidere street, Massachusetts avenue to Falmouth street. 
The contractor prepared the roadbed and did the regulating. 
Former pavement was macadam. 



42 City Document No. 40. 

Berkeley street, Beacon street to Boylston street. The con- 
tractor prepared the roadbed and did the regulating. Former 
pavement was macadam. 

Dartmouth street, Beacon street to Newbury street. The con- 
tractor prepared the roadbed and did the regulating. Former 
pavement was macadam. 

Gainsborough street, Huntington avenue to N.Y., N.H. & 
H. R.R. The contractor prepared the roadbed and did the regu- 
lating. Former pavement was macadam. 

Massachusetts avenue, Columbus avenue to Huntington avenue, 
except the track area, which was paved with large granite blocks, 
with pitch and pebble joints, on a Portland cement concrete base. 
The roadbed was prepared by the contractor, who also did the 
block paving and regulating. Former pavement was macadam. 

Oneida street, Harrison avenue to Albany street. The road- 
bed was prepared and the street regulated by the city. Former 
pavement was macadam. 

West Newton street, Columbus avenue to Huntington avenue 
and Huntington avenue to Falmouth street. The contractor pre- 
pared the roadbed and did the regulating. Former pavement 
was macadam. 

Bowen street, E street to F street. The roadbed was prepared 
and the street regulated by Redmond McDonough. 

E street, Broadway to Fourth street. The contractor pre- 
pared the roadbed. The regulating was done by W. Higgins. 
Former pavement was macadam. 

/Silver street, E street, 221 feet westerly. The contractor pre- 
pared the roadbed. The regulating was done by W. Higgins. 
Former pavement was macadam. 

Silver street, A to B street. The contractor prepared the 
roadbed. The regulating was done by W. Higgins. Former 
pavement was macadam. 

West Fourth street, E street, 221 feet westerly. The con- 
tractor prepared the roadbed. The regulating was done by W. 
Higgins. Former pavement was macadam. 

Assessment Streets. 
The following streets have been constructed under the 
provisions of chapter 323 of the Acts of 1891, and the acts 
in amendment thereof or in addition thereto : 

Adams street, Charlestown, between Common and Chestnut 
streets, was relocated and widened July 18, 1901. The contract 
for constructing the surface of the street was awarded to P. 
Brennan & Co., August 14, 1902; work was begun April 15, 
1903, and completed May 8, 1903. It is paved with large granite 
blocks, with gravel joints on a gravel base. 

Ainsley street, from Rosemont street, southerly, 228 feet. Laid 
out October 21, 1901. A contract for constructing the surface 
of this street was awarded to John E. Gill, May 27, 1903, and 
work was begun June 10, 1903, and completed August 7, 1903. 



Street Department — Paving Division. 43 

It is a 6 -inch macadam roadway with crushed stone sidewalks. 
The edgestones and paving blocks were furnished by the city on 
the line of the work. The flagging and crushed stone were 
furnished by the city and hauled by the contractor. 

Atcstin street, between Washington and Lawrence streets, is 
643 feet long, and was relocated September 11 , 1901 . A contract 
for constructing the surface of this street was awarded to J. J. 
Sullivan, June 4, 1903 ; work was begun June 18, 1903, and 
completed September 10, 1903. It is paved with large granite 
blocks, with pitch and pebble joints on a six (6) inch Portland 
cement concrete base ; the sidewalks are paved with brick. The 
edgestones, paving blocks, flagging, bricks, crushed stone and 
cement were furnished by the city on the line of the work. 

Bennington street, Day square to Revere town line, 9,621 feet 
long, was widened to 100 feet, and relocated June 27, 1899. This 
street has a 60-foot Telford macadam roadway, with granite block 
gutters, two (2) twenty (20) foot sidewalks; twelve (12) feet of 
each are loam and the balance is composed of brick or crushed 
stone. The section between Moore and Saratoga streets was 
awarded to James Doherty, October 23, 1902 ; work was begun 
on this section October 29, 1902, and suspended December 23, 
1902; resumed March 24, 1903, and completed September 19, 
1903. The section between Saratoga street and the Revere town 
line was awarded to Coleman Bros. May 22, 1903, and work was 
begun on this section June 10, 1903, and will be completed during 
the summer of 1904. 

Blanche street, between Green Hill and Preston streets, is 390 
feet long, and was laid out September 25, 1901. A contract for 
constructing the surface of this street was awarded to John E. 
Gill, July 3, 1903 ; work was begun July 7, 1903, and completed 
October 7, 1903. It is a 6-inch macadam roadway, with granite 
block gutters and crushed stone sidewalks. The edgestones, 
flagging, and crushed stone were furnished by the city and 
hauled by the contractor to the line of the work. The granite 
paving blocks wei*e furnished by the city and delivered on the line 
of the work. 

Blandford street, Commonwealth avenue to B. & A. R.R., is 
399 feet long, and was laid out January 24, 1899. A contract 
for constructing a concrete wall on the line of the B. & A. R.R. 
was awarded to P. McGovern, May 6, 1903, and work was 
begun May 18, 1903, and completed June 18, 1903. A contract 
for constructing the surface of this street was awarded to Philip 
Doherty, August 10, 1903; work was begun August 18, 1903, 
and completed September 28, 1903. It is a 6-inch macadam 
roadway, with granite block gutters and sidewalks of crushed 
stone. The edgestones, flagging and crushed stone were furnished 
by the city and hauled to line of work by the contractor. The 
gutter blocks were furnished by the city on the line of the work. 

Bird street, Hancock street to Columbia road, is 327 feet long, 
and was laid out November 6, 1899. A contract for constructing 
the surface of this street was awarded to John F. Cullen, October 



44 City Document No. 40. 

28, 1902; work was begun November 22, 1902, and suspended 
December 24, 1902; work was resumed March 19, 1903, and 
completed May 28, 1903. This is a 6-inch macadam roadwaj^, 
with granite block gutters and sidewalks of crushed stone. The 
edgestones and crushed stone were furnished by the city and 
hauled to the hne of the work by the contractor ; the gutter 
blocks and nagging were furnished by the city on the line of the 
work. 

Boio street, Washington street to City square, is 660 feet long, 
and was relocated and widened August 14, 1901. A contract for 
constructing the surface of this street was awarded to Coleman 
Bros., June 5, 1903; work was begun September 12, 1903, and 
completed November 16, 1903. It is paved with large granite 
blocks, with pitch and pebble joints, on a 6-inch Portland cement 
concrete base. The edgestones, paving blocks, flagging, bricks, 
crushed stone and cement for concrete base were furnished by the 
city on the line of the work. 

Bowen street, between E and F streets, is 515 feet long, and 
was laid out October 30, 1901. A contract for constructing the 
sidewalks, crosswalks, etc., was awarded to Redmond McDon- 
ough April 20, 1903 ; work was begun April 30, 1903, and com- 
pleted May 23, 1903. The edgestones and flagging were 
furnished by the city and hauled by the contractor to the line of 
the work ; the paving blocks for the crosswalks and bricks for 
the sidewalks were furnished by the city on the line of the work. 
A contract for constructing the surface of this street was awarded 
to the Warren Bros. Company, April 21, 1903 ; work was begun 
May 19, 1903, and was completed May 22, 1903. The surface of 
this street is bitulithic pavement laid on a four (4) inch crushed 
stone foundation, under a ten (10) years' maintenance guarantee. 
The crushed stone for the foundation was furnished by the city 
on the line of the work. 

BrooMine avenue, between the Longwood avenue entrance to 
the Back Bay Fens and the Riverway, is about 3,100 feet long, 
and was relocated October 13, 1899. A contract for constructing 
the surface of this street was awarded to J. C. Coleman & Son 
December 26, 1901 ; work was begun August 28, 1902, and 
completed June 12, 1903. This is a six (6) inch macadam road- 
way with crushed stone sidewalks and granite block gutters. The 
straight edgestone and crushed stone were furnished by the city 
and hauled by the contractor to the line of the work. The cir- 
cular edgestone, paving blocks, and bricks were furnished by the 
city on the line of the work. 

Bynner street, between Day and Creighton streets, is about 
331 feet long, and was laid out March 18, 1896. A contract for 
constructing the surface of this street was awarded to Thomas J. 
Shea October 28, 1902 ; work was begun December 8, 1902, and 
was suspended December 24, 1902 ; work was resumed March 30, 
1903, and completed June 19, 1903. This is a six (6) inch 
macadam roadway with granite block gutters and crushed stone 
sidewalks. The straight edgestone, flagging, and crushed stone 



Street Department — Paving Division. 45 

were furnished by the city and hauled by the contractor ; the cir- 
cular edgestone and paving blocks were furnished by the city and 
were delivered on the line of the work. 

Capen street, between Evans and Fairmount streets, is about 
1,127 feet long, and was laid out October 7, 1901. The contract 
for constructing the surface of this street was awarded to Timothy 
J. Bradley, August 2, 1902 ; work was begun October 29, 1902, 
suspended January 3, 1903, resumed March 25, 1903, and com- 
pleted July 1, 1903. This is a six (6) inch macadam roadway 
with crushed stone sidewalks and granite block gutters. The 
edgestones, flagging and crushed stone were furnished by the city 
and hauled by the contractor. The granite blocks were furnished 
and delivered by the city on the line of the work. 

Colder street, between Blue Hill avenue and Canterbury street, 
is about 506 feet long, and was laid out October 3, 1902. 
The contract for constructing the surface of this street was awarded 
to John F. Cullen, June 15, 1903 ; work was begun June 22, 1903, 
and completed July 28, 1903. This is a six (6) inch macadam 
roadway with granite block gutters and crushed stone sidewalks. 
The edgestones and granite blocks were furnished by the city and 
delivered on the line of the work. The nagging and crushed stone 
were furnished by the city and hauled by the contractor. 

Carleton street, Yarmouth street to West Newton street, is about 
929 feet long, and was laid out July 30, 1901. The contract 
for constructing the surface of this street was awarded to Joseph 
B. O'Rourke, May 18, 1903; work was begun August 6, 1903, 
and completed September 25, 1903. This is a six (6) inch 
macadam roadway with granite block gutters and brick sidewalks. 
The straight edgestones, flagging and crushed stone were furnished 
by the city and hauled by the contractor ; the circular edgestone, 
gutter blocks and bricks were furnished on the line of the work by 
the city. 

Charlotte street, between Blue Hill avenue and Bradshaw street, 
is about 902 feet long, and was laid out June 6, 1896. The con- 
tract for constructing the surface of this street was awarded to 
Edward J. Hayden, April 25, 1903 ; work was begun May 4, 1903, 
and completed October 9, 1903. This is a six (6) inch macadam 
roadway with granite block gutters and granolithic sidewalks, with 
planting spaces. The straight edgestone, nagging and crushed 
stone were furnished by the city and hauled by the contractor. 
The circular edgestones and gutter blocks were furnished by the 
city on the line of the work. The loam for the planting spaces 
was furnished by the contractor. The sidewalks were built 
under a subsequent contract for artificial stone. 

Columbia road, Blue Hill avenue to Marine Park, is 20,807 feet 
long, and was laid out and relocated August 31, 1897. The portion 
between Blue Hill avenue and the N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R., Ply- 
mouth Division, has been completed. It is a Telford macadam 
construction consisting of two (2) roadways, one for pleasure 
driving and the other for ordinary traffic ; it has a twenty five 
(25) foot reservation between the two roadways for surface cars. 



46 City Document No. 40. 

The sidewalks are thirteen (13) feet wide on the pleasure drive 
and ten (10) feet wide on the traffic road. Between Edward 
Everett square and Buttonwood street it is a single roadway of 
Telford macadam ; crushed stone sidewalks with a planting space 
between the sidewalk and roadway. Between Buttonwood street 
and the bridge, it is composed of two (2) roadways, one of Tel- 
ford macadam for ordinary traffic and a nine (9) inch macadam 
road for a pleasure drive ; between the roadways is a fifteen 
(15) foot reservation for surface cars; the sidewalks are com- 
posed of crushed stone. On the pleasure drive there is a plant- 
ing space between the sidewalk and roadway ; on the traffic side 
there are large planting spaces back of the sidewalks. Between 
the bridge and Covington street the contract for constructing was 
awarded to Timothy F. Bradley, July 15, 1903; work was 
begun August 18, 1903, and is now in progress. The section 
between Covington and I streets was awarded to H. P. Nawn, 
May 5, 1903 ; work was begun July 20, 1903, and will be com- 
pleted during the next year. The section between I and Q 
sti'eets was awarded to H. P. Nawn, contract dated November 
18, 1902. Work was begun April 24, 1903, and is now in 
progress. 

Cummington street, Blandford to Lawton streets, is about 
1,186 feet long, and was laid out January 24, 1899. The con- 
tract for constructing the surface of this street was awarded to 
James J. Coughlan, September 24, 1903. Work was begun 
November 16, and is now in progress. It is a six (6) inch 
macadam roadway with crushed stone sidewalks. 

Davenport street, Columbus avenue to Tremont street, is 
about 357 feet long, and was laid out November 20, 1902. A 
contract for constructing the surface of this street was awarded 
to John Connors, July 22, 1903. Work was begun August 10, 
1903, and completed September 10, 1903. This is a six (6) 
inch macadam roadway, with granite block gutters and brick 
sidewalks. The straight edgestone, flagging and crushed stone 
were furnished by the city and hauled by the contractor. The 
circular edgestones, granite blocks and bricks were furnished by 
the city on the line of the work. 

Devens street, Rutherford avenue to Washington street, is 
about 215 feet long, and was relocated and widened August 14, 
1901. A contract for constructing and regulating this street was 
awarded to Coleman Bros., June 5, 1903. Work was begun 
September 29, 1903, and completed November 11, 1903. It is 
paved with large granite blocks with pitch and pebble joints on 
•a six (6) inch Portland cement concrete base with brick side- 
walks. The edgestones, paving blocks, flagging, bricks, cement 
and crushed stone were furnished by the city on the line of the 
work. 

Dilworth street, Camden to Northampton streets, is about 324 
feet long, and was laid out September 9, 1902. A contract for 
constructing the surface of this street was awarded to William J. 
Barry, August 10, 1903. Work was begun August 13, 1903, 



Street Department — Paving Division. 47 

and completed September 10, 1903. This is a six (6) inch 
macadam roadway, with granite block gutters and brick sidewalks. 
The straight edgestones, flagging and crushed stone were fur- 
nished by the city and hauled by the contractor. The circular 
edgestones, gutter blocks and bricks were furnished by the city 
on the line of the work. 

Dunreath street, Aspen street westerly about 355 feet, was ex- 
tended November 6, 1902. A contract for constructing the 
surface of this street was awarded to John F. Cullen, August 10, 
1903. Work was begun August 25, 1903, and completed 
October 7, 1903. This is a six (6) inch macadam roadway with 
block gutters and brick sidewalks. The straight edgestones, 
flagging and crushed stone were furnished by the city and hauled 
by the contractor. The circular edgestones, gutter blocks and 
bricks were furnished by the city on the line of the work. 

Ehnont street, Waterlow to Faxon streets, is about 780 feet 
long, and was laid out September 23, 1902. A contract for con- 
structing the surface of this street was awarded to Edward J. 
Hayden, August 10, 1903. Work was begun September 1, 1903, 
and completed November 2, 1903. This is a six (6) inch 
macadam roadway with granite block gutters and brick side- 
walks. The straight edgestones, flagging and crushed stone 
were furnished by the city and hauled by the contractor. The 
circular edgestones, gutter blocks and bricks were furnished by 
the city on the line of the work. 

Florida street, Templeton to Ashmont street, is about 694 feet 
long, and was laid out December 21, 1901. A contract for con- 
structing the surface of this street was awarded to H. Gore & 
Co., May 25, 1903. Work was begun June 18, 1903, and com- 
pleted November 6, 1903. This street was built to conform with 
the rest of Florida street previously built, with a loam space in 
the centre and a macadam roadway on each side. The sidewalks, 
also, have a loam space between the walk and the edgestone. 
The crushed stone and flagging were furnished by the city and 
hauled by the contractor. The edgestones and gutter blocks were 
furnished and delivered by the city on the line of the work. 

Hamblen, street, Arlington street, across George street, is about 
335 feet long, and was laid out April 16, 1902. A contract for 
constructing the surface of this street was awarded to P. Brennan 
& Co., April 28, 1903. Work was begun May 22, 1903, and 
completed June 27, 1903. It is paved with granite blocks on a 
gravel base, with brick sidewalks. The edgestones, flagging, 
paving blocks and bricks were furnished by the city on the line 
of the work. 

Haverford street, from Cornwall street 310 feet northeasterly, 
was laid out September 8, 1902. A contract for constructing the 
surface of this street was awarded to William J. Barry, March 
13, 1903. Work was begun March 18, 1903, and completed 
April 30, 1903. This is a six (6) inch macadam roadway, with 
granite block gutters and brick sidewalks. The straight edge- 
stones, flagging and crushed stone were furnished by the city and 



48 City Document No. 40. 

hauled by the contractor. The circular edgestones, gutter blocks 
and bricks were furnished and delivered by the city on the line of 
the work. 

Hinckley street, between Pleasant and Bakersfield streets, is 
about 406 feet long, and was laid out September 24, 1901. A 
contract for constructing the surface of this street was awarded 
to John E. Grill, October 21, 1902. Work was begun November 
3, 1902, and was suspended December 11, 1902. Work was 
resumed April 14, 1903, and completed April 25, 1903. This 
street is a six (6) inch macadam roadway, with granite block 
gutters and crushed stone sidewalks. The straight edgestones 
and crushed stone were furnished by the city and hauled by the 
contractor. The flagging and paving blocks were furnished and 
delivered by the city on the line of the work. 

Hale street, extended to South Margin street, November 21, 

1902, is about 154 feet long. A contract for constructing the 
surface of this street was awarded to D. J. Kiley, August 10, 

1903. Work was begun September 3, 1903, and completed 
September 30, 1903. It is paved with granite blocks on gravel 
base, with brick sidewalks. The straight edgestones, flagging 
and gutter blocks were furnished by the city and hauled by the 
contractor. The bricks for the sidewalks were furnished and 
delivered by the city on the line of the work. 

Moultrie street, Allston to Washington streets, is about 1,328 
feet long, and was laid out October 1, 1901. A contract for 
constructing the artificial stone sidewalks was awarded to Warren 
Bros., July 13, 1903. Work was begun July 23, 1903, and com- 
pleted September 1, 1903. 

Lindsey street, Waldeck street to Greenbrier street, is about 
1,240 feet long, and was laid out October 1, 1901. A contract 
for constructing the surface of this street was awarded Daniel E. 
Lynch, November 28, 1902. Work was begun March 12, 1903, 
and completed May 9, 1903. It is a six (6) inch macadam road- 
way with granite block gutters. The straight edgestones, flag- 
ging and crushed stone were furnished by the city and hauled by 
the contractor. The gutter blocks were furnished and delivered 
by the city on the line of the work. A contract for construct- 
ing the artificial stone sidewalks was awarded to Warren Bros. 
Company, May 21, 1903. Work was begun June 9, 1903, and 
completed July 15, 1903. 

Millet street, Talbot avenue to Southern avenue, is about 471 
feet long, and was laid out October 29, 1902. A contract for 
constructing the surface of this street was awarded to Frank A. 
Foster, May 20, 1903. Work was begun October 9, 1903, and 
completed November 18, 1903. It is a six (6) inch macadam 
roadway with granite block gutters and crushed stone sidewalks. 
The straight edgestones, flagging and crushed stone were furnished 
by the city and hauled by the contractor. The gutter blocks 
and bricks were furnished and delivered by the city on the line of 
the work. 

Oswald street, Calumet to Hillside street, is about 298 feet long, 



Street Department — Paving Division. 49 

and was laid out November 24, 1902. A contract for construct- 
ing the surface of this street was awarded to Philip Doherty, 
November 19, 1903. Work was begun November 24, 1903, and 
will be completed some time during the next year. It is a six (6) 
inch macadam roadway. 

Public alley 12, from Poplar street to Public alley No. 14, 
is about 77 feet long, and was laid out October 29, 1902. A 
contract for excavating and regulating this alley was awarded to 
D. J. Kiley, July 15, 1903. Work was begun August 1, 1903, 
and completed August 29, 1903. A contract for constructing the 
asphalt surface of this alley was awarded to the Boston Asphalt 
Company, July 20, 1903. Work was begun September 14, 1903, 
and completed September 22, 1903. This asphalt surface was 
laid under a ten (10) years' maintenance guarantee. 

Public alley 13, Poplar street to Public alley No. 14, is 
about 78 feet long, and was laid out October 29, 1902. A con- 
tract for constructing the surface of this alley was awarded to 
D. J. Kiley, July 15, 1903. Work was begun August 1, 1903, 
and completed August 29, 1903. It is a granite block pavement 
with grout joints laid on a gravel base. The sidewalks are com- 
posed of concrete one (1) foot in width to support the edgestones. 

Public alley 14, from Public alley No. 12 to Public alley 
No. 15, is about 464 feet long, and was laid out October 29, 1903. 
A contract for constructing the surface of this alley was awarded 
to D. J. Kiley, July 15, 1903. Work was begun August 1, 1903, 
and completed August 29, 1903. It is a granite block pavement 
with grout joints laid on a gravel base. The sidewalks are com- 
posed of concrete one (1) foot in width, which was used to support 
the edgestones. 

Public alley 15, Poplar street to Public alley No. 14, is 
about 84 feet long, and was laid out October 29, 1902. A con- 
tract for constructing the surface of this alley was awarded to 
D. J. Kiley, July 15, 1903. Work was begun August 1, 1903, 
and completed August 29, 1903. It is a granite block pavement 
with grout joints laid on a gravel base. The sidewalks are one 
( 1 ) foot in width, composed of concrete, this being used to support 
the edgestones. 

Public alley 502, from a common passageway to Public alley 
503, is about 475 feet long, and was laid out August 26, 1901. A 
contract for constructing the surface of this alley was awarded 
to Benjamin M. Cram, November 18, 1902. Work was begun 
November 19, 1902, suspended December 31, 1902, resumed 
March 18, 1903, and completed April 3, 1903. It is a granite 
block pavement with grout joints laid on a gravel base with brick 
sidewalks. As about all the yards are below the level of the side- 
walks, concrete walls were built at the back of the sidewalks, ex- 
tending two (2) feet below the grade of the yards. 

Public alley 503, from Concord street to Rutland square, is 
about 211 feet long, and was laid out August 26, 1901. A con- 
tract for constructing the surface of this alley was awarded to 
Benjamin M. Cram, March 20, 1903. Work was begun April 6, 



50 City Document No. 40. 

1903, and completed April 21, 1903. It is a granite block pave- 
ment with grout joints laid on a gravel base with brick sidewalks. 
As about all the yards are below the level of the sidewalks, con- 
crete walls were built at the back of the sidewalks, extending two 
(2) feet below the level of the yards. 

Public alley 804, from Public alley 803 to Public alley 805, is 
about 530 feet long, and was laid out September 23, 1902. A 
contract for constructing the surface of this alley was awarded to 
James J. Coughlan, October 24, 1903. Work was begun October 
30, 1903, and completed December 4, 1903. It is a granite block 
pavement with grout joints on a gravel base. The sidewalks are 
composed of concrete one (1) foot in width, which was used to 
support the edgestones. 

Public alley 441, between Boylston and Newbury streets, from 
Exeter to Fairfield streets, is about 622 feet long, and was laid 
out October 13, 1899. A contract for excavating and regulating 
this alley was awarded to Benjamin M. Cram, August 30, 1900. 
Work was begun April 14, 1903, and completed May 5, 1903. 
The contract for the asphalt surface of this alley was awarded to 
the Boston Asphalt Company, August 29, 1900. Work was 
begun May 11, 1903, and completed May 25, 1903. This sur- 
face was laid under a ten (10) years' maintenance guarantee. 

Ritchie street, Columbus avenue to Marcella street, is about 
870 feet long, and was laid out October 25, 1901. A contract for 
constructing the surface of this street was awarded to Robert 
Eagar, May 20, 1903. Work was begun May 25, 1903, and com- 
pleted September 8, 1903. It is a six (6) inch macadam road- 
way with granite block gutters and crushed stone sidewalks. The 
straight edgestones, flagging and ci'ushed stone were furnished by 
the city and hauled by the contractor. The circular edgestones 
and gutter blocks were furnished and delivered on the line of the 
work by the city. A contract for doing the rough grading was 
awarded to Mark H. Lynch, January 2, 1903, and completed 
May 25, 1903. 

Roseclair street, Boston street to Dorchester avenue, is about 
1,291 feet long, and was laid out October 3, 1902. A contract 
for constructing the surface of this street was awarded to William 
J. Rafferty, August 10, 1903. Work was begun August 17, 1903, 
and completed October 30, 1903. It is a six (6) inch macadam 
roadway with granite block gutters and crushed stone sidewalks. 
All the materials were furnished on the line of the work by the 
city. 

Rosemont street, Adams street to Gustine avenue, is about 
385 feet long, and was laid out October 21 , 1901 . A contract for 
constructing the surface of this street was awarded to James J. 
Coughlan, May 20, 1903. Work was begun June 3, 1903, and 
completed August 4, 1903. It is a six (6) inch macadam road- 
way with granite block gutters and crushed stone sidewalks. 
The crushed stone and flagging were furnished by the city and 
hauled by the contractor. The edgestones and gutter blocks were 
furnished by the city on the line of the work. 



Street Department — Paving Division. 51 

Rutherford avenue, Devens to Chapman street, is about 976 
feet long, and was widened and relocated August 14, 1901. A 
contract for constructing the surface of this street was awarded 
to John E. Burns & Co. June 5, 1903. Work under this contract 
was begun June 24, 1903, and completed October 24, 1903. 
It is a granite block pavement with pitch and pebble joints on a 
six (6) inch Portland cement concrete base, and brick sidewalks. 
All materials required were furnished by the city on the line of 
the work. 

Seymour street, between Brown avenue and Canterbury street, 
is about 1,149 feet long, and was laid out August 18, 1902. A 
contract for constructing the surface of this street was awarded 
to Thomas F. Minton, October 27. 1903. Work was begun 
October 29, 1903, and will be completed during the season of 
1904. It is a six (6) inch macadam roadway with granite block 
gutters and crushed stone sidewalks. 

South Huntington avenue, between Heath and Centre streets, 
is about 3,424 feet long, and was laid out March 4, 1901. A con- 
tract for constructing the surface of this street was awarded to 
James Doherty, November 24, 1902. Work was begun March 
12, 1903, and" completed July 25, 1903. This is a six (6) inch 
macadam roadway with granite block gutters and crushed stone 
sidewalks. The straight edgestone, flagging and crushed stone 
were furnished by the city and hauled by the contractor. The 
circular edgestones and gutter blocks were furnished by the city 
on the line of the work. 

St. Margaret street, between Boston and Roseclair streets, is 
about 996 feet long, and was laid out October 3, 1902. A con- 
tract for constructing the surface of this street was awarded to 
William J. Rafferty, June 8, 1903. Work was begun June 30, 
1903, and completed September 25, 1903. It is a six (6) inch 
macadam roadway with granite block gutters and brick sidewalks. 
The straight edgestone, flagging and crushed stone were furnished 
by the city and hauled by the contractor. The circular edge- 
stones, gutter blocks and bricks were furnished by the city on the 
line of the work. 

Spalding street, South street to the N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R., 
Providence Division, is about 335 feet long, and was laid out 
November 17, 1902. A contract for constructing the surface of 
this street was awarded to Thomas J. Shea October 5, 1903. 
Work was begun October 7, 1903, and completed Novem- 
ber 3, 1903. It is a six (6) inch macadam roadway with granite 
block gutters and brick sidewalks. The straight edgestone, flag- 
ging and crushed stone were furnished by the city and hauled by 
the contractor. The circular edgestones, bricks and gutter blocks 
were furnished by the city on the line of the work. 

Swallow street, between N and O streets, is about 521 feet long, 
and was laid out October 25, 15)02. A contract for constructing 
the surface of this street was awarded to the Hub Construction 
and Supply Company, October 3, 1903. Work was begun Octo- 
ber 8, 1903, and completed November 16, 1903. It is a six (6) 



52 City Document No. 40. 

inch macadam roadway with granite block gutters and brick side- 
walks. The edgestone, flagging and crushed stone were furnished 
by the city and hauled by the contractors. The gutter blocks 
and bricks were furnished by the city on the line of the work. 

Tower street, Hyde Park avenue to Forest Hills Cemetery, is 
about 1,114 feet long, and was laid out October 30, 1901. A 
contract for constructing the surface of this street was awarded 
to Thomas F. Welch, June 1, 1908. Work was begun June 8, 
1903, and completed August .15, 1903. It is a six (6) inch 
macadam roadway with granite block gutters and crushed stone 
sidewalks. The straight edgestone, flagging and crushed stone 
were furnished by the city and hauled by the contractor. The 
circular edgestone and gutter blocks were furnished by the city 
on the line of the work. 

Vicksburg street, East First street to East Second street, is 
about 267 feet long, and was laid out September 25, 1902. A 
contract for constructing the surface of this street was awarded 
to the Hub Construction and Supply Company, April 11, 1903. 
Work was begun April 21, 1903, and completed May 22, 1903. 
It is a six (6) inch macadam roadway with granite block gutters 
and brick sidewalks. The straight edgestone and crushed stone 
were furnished by the city and hauled by the contractor. The 
flagging, gutter blocks and bricks were furnished by the city on 
the line of the work. 

Walter street, Centre street to South street, is about 3,735 feet 
long, and was relocated and laid out October 4, 1901. A contract 
for constructing the surface of this street was awarded to Thomas 
F. Welch, June 4, 1903. Work was begun under this contract 
June 30, 1903, and will be completed during the season of 1904. 
A contract for doing the rough grading of this street was awarded 
to Thomas F. Welch, October 16, 1902, and completed May 8, 
1903. 

Washington street, between Talbot avenue and Euclid street, 
is about 520 feet long, and was relocated and laid out October 1, 

1901. A contract for constructing the surface of this street was 
awarded to Thomas J. Shea, November 24, 1902, and suspended 
December 11, 1902. Work was resumed April 24, 1903, and com- 
pleted June 24, 1903. It is a six (6) inch macadam roadway 
with granite block gutters and crushed stone sidewalks. The edge- 
stone, flagging and crushed stone were furnished by the city and 
hauled by the contractor. The gutter blocks were furnished by 
the city on the line of the work. 

Washington street, Spring lane to Old. South Church line, is 
about 145 feet long; widened and construction ordered July 10, 

1902. A contract for paving and regulating this portion of the 
street was awarded to the Metropolitan Contracting Company, 
October 2, 1902. Work under this contract was begun July 28, 

1903. and completed August 8, 1903. It is paved with large, 
granite blocks, with pitch and pebble joints, on a six (6) inch Port- 
land cement concrete base. All the materials required in doing 
the work were furnished by the city on the work except the cement, 
which was furnished by the contractors. 



Street Department — Paving Division. 53 

Wayland street, Howard avenue to Dacia street, is about 630 
feet long, and was extended and laid out September 25, 1901. 
The contract for constructing the surface of this street was 
awarded to John Connors, October 9, 1902. Work was begun 
October 17, 1902, suspended December 8, 1902, resumed 
March 25, 1903, and completed April 11, 1903. It is a six (6) 
inch macadam roadway with granite block gutters and brick side- 
walks. The edgestone, flagging and crushed stone were fur- 
nished by the city and hauled by the contractor. The gutter 
blocks and bricks were furnished by the city on the line of the 
work. , 

Winthrop street, between Dennis street and Brook avenue, is 
about 332 feet long, and was laid out October 21, 1901. The 
contract for constructing the surface of this street was awarded 
to J. C. Coleman & Son, October 3, 1902. Work under this 
contract was begun October 22, 1902, suspended November 9, 

1902, resumed April 21, 1903, and completed May 16, 1903. 
It is a six (6) inch macadam roadway with granite block gutters 
and crushed stone sidewalks. The edgestone, flagging and 
crushed stone were furnished by the city and hauled by the con- 
tractor. The gutter blocks were furnished by the city on the 
line of the work. 

Walk Hill street, between South and Washington streets, was 
laid out January 26, 1901. The contract for constructing the 
surface of this street was awarded to Thomas F. Minton, April 27, 
1903; work was begun May 12, 1903, and completed July 28, 

1903. It is a six (6) inch macadam roadway, with granite 
block gutters and crushed stone sidewalks. The edgestones, 
flagging, and crushed stone were furnished by the city and hauled 
by the contractor. The granite blocks were furnished by the 
city and delivered on the line of the work. 

Yours respectfully, 

Henry V. Macksey, 

Dejmty Superintendent. 



FINANCIAL STATEMENT. 
Regular Appropriation. 

Maintenance .... $850,000 00 

Amount collected for repairs made 
by Paving Division for different 
companies, etc. . . . 1,204 07 

Transfers from various appropria- 
tions 49,138 25 

$900,342 32 

Expenditures from February 1, 1903, to Janu- 
ary 31, 1904 . . " . . . . $900,342 32 



54 



City Document No. 40. 



Special Appropriations, Paving and Street Improvements. 

Amount of balances, February 1, 

1903 ' . $169,190 21 

Amount of appropriations, 1903-04, 

revenues and transfers . . 790,755 60 

$959,945 81 



Expenditures from February 1, 1903, to Janu- 
ary 31, 1904 . . * . . . . 784,461 20 



Balances January 31, 1904 



.75,484 61 



Total Expenditures. 

Maintenance appropriation, Paving Division 
Brandon street and Belgrade avenue . 
Carleton street, chapter 139, Acts of 1900 
Dorchester street ..... 
Foot-bridge over N.Y., N.H & H. R.R. at 

Gainsborough street .... 
Freeport street, retaining wall . 
Hyde Park avenue ..... 
Reconstruction of bridges over railroad tracks 

at Norfolk, Harvard, Medway and West Sel- 

den streets ...... 

Street improvements .... 

Construction of highways already laid out . 
Highways, making of ... . 

Laying out and construction of highways, chap 

ter 478 of the Acts of 1900 . . 

Laying out and construction of highways, East 

Boston ...... 

Laying out and construction of highways 

Brighton ...... 

Laying out and construction of highways, Dor 

Chester ...... 

Laying out and construction of highways, Rox 

bury and West Roxbury 



,342 32 

6,740 22 

8,400 47 

13,007 07 

2,060 35 

203 00 

8,417 10 



52 04 

782,145 SI 

9,089 17 

328,554 94 

37,985 90 

51,502 39 

3,229 91 

60,984 38 

62,404 13 

}, 275, 119 20 



Income. 

Income showing the amount of bills deposited with the 
City Collector from February 1, 1903, on account of the 
Paving Division : 



Edgestones and sidewalk assessments 



1,047 51 



Street Department — Paving Division. 55 

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) , $2,873 46 

Sidewalk construction assessments (law of 1893), 23,822 63 

$26,696 09 



56 



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57 



SCHEDULE A. 

Salaries of Deputy Superintendent and office em 
ployees ..... 

Salaries of Permit office employees 

Salaries of Inspectors 

Salaries of Engineers 

Holidays 

Signs and numbers 

Furniture . 

Repairs to offices, stables, sheds, etc. 

Printing and stationery 

Gas and electric lighting 

Wharfage and rent 

Medical attendance on injured employees 

Fuel and oil 

Taxes .... 

Advertising 

Sundries .... 

Boiler insurance . 

Executions of court and damages 

Expenses of yards and stables, 
including repairs to carts, har- 
nesses, and care of horses, etc. . $181,107 55 

Less amount earned by division 

teams, etc 82,661 12 



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 and plank walks 

Crossing repairs .... 

Crossings, new .... 

Engineering supplies . 

Rent of towels .... 

Photographs .... 

Travelling expenses, car fares, etc. 

Steam rollers, new 

Building wall, Parker street . 

Ice . . . . . . 

Stock 

Stoves, pipes, etc. 
Sanding icy sti'eets 
Building new stable and grading yard (Charles 
town) ...... 

Building bulkhead at yard (Charlestown) 

Carried forward .... 



m,837 85 

8,534 30 

26,429 04 

22,132 11 

52,897 60 

8,250 45 

56 21 

1,786 42 

6,463 15 

441 17 

9,282 47 

377 00 

3,119 16 

383 97 

150 87 

624 09 

406 31 

3,763 41 



98,446 43 

19,832 41 

1,433 32 

1,052 26 

3,786 48 

68,664 01 

5,281 23 

245 13 

9,879 40 

4,326 92 

458 77 

60 00 

11 90 

925 27 

8,900 00 

200 00 

15 60 

1,179 96 

108 80 

195 10 

9,916 07 

3,103 75 



$394,958 39 



58 



City Document No. 40. 



Brought forward 
Building wall at Back Bay yard . 
Codman-street crusher, setting up new 
Rosseter-street crusher, setting up new 
Sea-wall at South yard 
Shanties, repairing, etc. 
Time allowed injured employees . 
Bleiler crusher, setting up new 
Bowdoin street, Dorchester, removing ledge from 
sidewalk ........ 



1394,958 39 

247 10 

18,704 67 

13,222 24 

13,859 30 

586 80 

1,083 82 

12,925 18 

1,405 00 



Less amount earned by stone crushers 
and steamrollers ($1,866.64) . 



,612.39) 



$456,992 50 
94,479 03 



,513 47 



DETAIL OF EXPENDITURES UNDER SPECIAL 
APPROPRI ATIONS . 

Brandon street and Belgrade avenue . . . $6,740 22 

Carleton street, chapter 139, Acts of 1900 . . 8,400 47 

Dorchester street 13,007 07 

Foot-bridge over N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R., at 

Gainsborough street ..... 2,060 35 

Freeport street, retaining wall .... 203 00 

Hy de Park avenue . . . . . . 8,41710 

Reconstruction of bridges over railroad tracks at 
Norfolk, Harvard, Medway and West Selden 

streets ........ 52 04 



Street Improvements. 

Adams street, Mill to Rosemont street . 
Adams street, Dudley to Hampden street 
Advertising ...... 

Albany street, East Brookline to East Canton 

street ....... 

Alden street, Court to Sudbury street . 
Ashfield street, Walter to Fairview street 
Ashland street, Florence street to Brown avenue 

and Brown avenue at Ashland street 
Asphalt repairs ...... 

Athens street, D to Dorchester street 
Atkinson street, from Southampton street 
Auckland street, Savin Hill avenue to Belfort street 
Bainbridge street, Dale to Kingsbury street . 
Baldwin street, Main street to Rutherford avenue 
Bartlett street, Pearl to Walker street . 

Carried forward ..... 



969 


92 


1,729 


24 


429 


20 


l 

1,082 


65 


782 


99 


4,801 


47 


2,276 


36 


5,086 


22 


5,412 


43 


538 


50 


, 924 


48 


2,718 


66 


1,841 


21 


655 


34 


68,128 


92 



Street Department — Paying Division. 



59 



Brought forward . 

Battery street, at Commercial street 
Baxter street, C to D street .... 

Belvidere street, Massachusetts avenue to West 

Newton street, and West Newton street, Bel- 
videre street to Huntington avenue 
Berkeley street, Beacon to Boylston street 
Beverly street, Washington street, north, to Warren 

bridge ....... 

Bickford street, Bromley park to Centre street 
Blagden street, Huntington avenue to Exeter 

street ...... 

Boylston street, Berkeley street, across Clarendon 

street ....... 

Breed street, from Gladstone street 

Bremen street, railroad crossing to Curtis street 

Brighton avenue, Union square to Linden street 

Broad street, Atlantic avenue to Central street 

Broad street, Central to State street 

Brooks street, White to Princeton and Morris to 

Chelsea street ..... 
Brown avenue (see Ashland street). 
Byron street, Coleridge to Saratoga street 
C street, Broadway to West First street 
Call street, Carolina avenue to Gordon street 
Cambria street, Dalton to Bothnia street 
Cambridge street, railroad bridge to the river 
Canterbury street, Blue Hill avenue to Morton 

street, and Ashland to Mt. Hope street 
Carson street, Crescent avenue to Shoreham street 
Carver street, Boylston to Eliot street . 
Centre street. Beech to Spring street, 
Chambers street, Allen to Poplar street 
Charles street, Dorchester to Geneva avenue 
Chelsea street, Eagle square to Chelsea bridge 
Chester street, Brighton avenue to Gardner street 
Chestnut Hill avenue, Beacon street to Strathmore 

road ....... 

Church street, Centre street to Brookline line . 
Clapp street, Boston street to Massachusetts 

avenue ...... 

Clarendon street, Beacon street to St. James 

avenue ...... 

Clarkson street ...... 

Columbia road, Edward Everett square to Quincy 

street ....... 

Common street, Tremont to Washington street 

Carried forward . . . 



58,128 92 

493 36 

2,268 01 



10,808 55 
18,600 04 

30,172 27 
1,765 23 

1,673 34 

*3,432 32 

748 31 

1,182 63 

1,873 23 

128,947 03 

508 51 

2,564 38 

1,868 44 

1,903 19 

843 16 

273 28 

17,822 26 

13,538 54 
6,602 11 
1,527 30 

9,218 46 

1,990 35 

10,491 58 

867 65 

1,781 05 

739 15 

3,609 78 

1,005 37 

2,271 48 

567 88 

11,542 77 
2,380 44 



$264,010 



* $563.50 piiul by Boston Elevated Railway Company. 
f $582.37 paid by Boston Elevated Hallway Company. 



60 



City Document No. 40. 



Brought forward .... 

Commonwealth avenue .... 

Condor street, Glendon to Brooks street 
Cook street, Bunker Hill to Med ford street . 
Coolidge road, Mansfield to North Harvard street 
Copley street, Atkerton to School street 
Copley square, artificial stone sidewalks 
Corey street, Centre to Park street 
Cotting street, Lowell to Wall street 
Court street, Sudbury to Green street . 
Cowper street, Moore to Short street 
Crescent avenue, Dorchester avenue to railroad 
Cross street, Endicott to Washington street, north, 
Cumberland street, Huntington avenue to railroad, 
Cunard street, Cabot to Tremont street 
Curtis street, Saratoga to Chelsea street 
Dan forth street . . . . . 

Dartmouth street, Beacon to Boylston street . 
Deerfield street, Beacon street to the river 
Dighton place, from Washington street 
Dillon street, Lenox to Sawyer street . 
Division street, Dorchester avenue to Foundry 

street ....... 

Dorchester avenue, Roach to Freeport street . 

Dorchester avenue, Adams to Ellet street 

Dover street, Harrison avenue to Washington 

street ....... 

Dresser street, E to F street 

Duncan street, Greenwich to Leonard street . 

E street, West First street to Broadway, and West 

Fifth to West Sixth street . 
E street, Broadway to West Fourth street 
East Brookline street, Albany to Washington street 

and Shawmut avenue to Tremont street . 
East Cottage street, Columbia road to Humphreys 

street ....... 

East Eagle street, Chelsea to Putnam street . 
East Fourth street, I to K street . 
Eden street, Main to Russell street 
Egleston street, Boylston to School street 
Eleanor street, Ridgemont to Cambridge street 
Elm street, Washington to Hanover street 
Elmo street, Erie to Greenwood street . 
Endicott street, Hanover to Stillman street . 
Essex street, Commonwealth avenue to the river 
Eustis street, Dearborn to Magazine street 
Eutaw street, Brooks to Marion street . 
Everett street, Lamson to Jefferies street 

Carried forward ..... 



$264,010 37 

263 52 

5,300 32 

2,539 13 

4,203 60 

399 11 

2,314 30 

196 00 

343 69 

*13,370 42 

1,283 20 

3,325 96 

1,164 23 

2,445 97 

542 62 

328 50 

550 92 

26,254 38 

1,470 57 

2,319 44 

80 00 

3,083 00 

4,277 36 
463 96 

10,515 14 
2,317 53 
4,213 14 

3,236 62 
4,254 19 

2,958 91 

226 00 

6,704 06 

2,522 06 

1,579 70 

922 18 

660 99 

1,169 68 

4,660 78 

553 83 

934 90 

2,531 11 

1,292 03 

2,636 73 



,450 15 



* $1,782.60 paid by Boston Elevated Railway Company. 



Street Department — Paving Division. 



61 



Brought forward .... 

Exchange place, Congress to Kilby street 
Exeter street, Beacon to Boylston street 
F street, West Second to West Eighth street 
Fairfield street, Beacon to Boylston street 
Falmouth street, Massachusetts avenue to Belvidere 

street ....... 

Ferdinand street, Columbus avenue to Castle square 

Florence street, Ashland street to Brown avenue 

Foss street, Chelsea to Water street 

Franklin street, Main to High street 

Fremont street, Norfolk street to Blue Hill avenue 

Fulda street, Highland to Ellis street . 

G street, East Eighth street to Thomas park . 

Gainsborough street, Huntington avenue to the 

railroad ...... 

Gardner street, Heldun to Morrison street 
Garland street, Washington street to Shawmut 

avenue ...... 

Gay Head street, Centre to Minden street 
Georgia street, Elm Hill avenue to Blue Hill avenue, 
Gerard street, Massachusetts avenue to Norfolk 

avenue ...... 

Gladstone street, Walley to Breed street 
Gloucester street, Beacon to Boylston street . 
Gold street, D to E street .... 

Gordon street, Cambridge to North Beacon street 
Granger street, Clayton to Duncan street 
Green street, High to Bunker Hill street 
Green street, Union avenue to railroad bridge 
Greenough lane, Charter to Commercial street 
Greenwich street, Dorchester avenue to Freepor 

street ....... 

Hancock street, Dorchester avenue to Pleasant 

street ....... 

Hanover street, Washington, across Union street 
Harrison avenue, Bennett street to the bridge 
Harrison avenue, Dover to Laconia street 
Harrison avenue, Laconia to Savoy street 
Harrison avenue, Savoy to Union Park street 
Harrison avenue, Union Park to Maiden street 
Harrison avenue, Northampton to East Lenox 

street ....... 

Harrison avenue, Thorndike to Warren street 
Harvard avenue, Commonwealth avenue to Brook 

line avenue ...... 

Haviland street, Massachusetts avenue to Hemen 

way street ...... 

Carried forward, ..... 



$394,450 15 

1.437 77 
1,915 90 
5,878 13 
2,889 99 

1,887 37 
3,759 60 
4,290 25 
1,202 55 
1,038 80 
1,402 61 
2,841 57 
1,772 35 

8,586 27 
877 28 

1,201 20 
6,073 06 

2.438 48 

11,528 78 
4,163 40 
2,712 14 
1,574 06 
1,874 00 
3,093 76 
1,562 74 
658 72 
527 44 

1,770 14 

3,944 73 

*5,316 45 

5,650 50 

2,212 89 

2,398 76 

2,581 08 

2,240 90 

7,377 90 
17,927 86 

736 18 

1,421 11 

$525,216 87 



* $774.07 paid by Hoston Elevated Railway Company. 



62 



City Document No. 40. 



Brought forward .... 
ffawley street, Milk to Franklin street . 
Heath street, Heath place to Parker street 
Hemenw'ay street, Boylston to Norway street 
Hereford street, Beacon to Boylston street 
Homer street, Moore to Byron street 
Homestead street, Walnut avenue to Humboldt 

avenue ...... 

Horace street, Moore to Byron street . 
Humboldt avenue, at Seaver street 
Humphreys street, East Cottage to Dudley street 
Hunneman street, Washington to Albany street 
Huntington avenue, Gainsborough to Tremont 

street ....... 

I street, East Broadway to East Second street 
Irvington street, Huntington avenue to railroad 
Island street, Hampden to Magazine street . 
Jeffries street, Maverick to Marginal street . 
Kensington street, Elmore to Kingsbury street 
Kenwood street, Washington to Seaborn street 
Keyes street, Call to Washington street 
Kingsbury street, Washington to Bainbridge street 
Knapp street, Beach street to Harrison avenne 
Lamson street, Sumner to Maverick street 
Leverett street, Charles street to the bridge . 
Letois street, Moon to North street 
Lincoln street, Main street to Rutherford avenue 
Lincoln street, Dorchester avenue to Adams street, 
Linden street, Commonwealth avenue to Cambridge 

street ........ 

Linden Park street, Tremont to Roxbury street 
Longicood avenue, Huntington avenue to Parkway, 
Lyman street, Staniford to Leverett street . 
Maiden street, Washington street to Harrison 

avenue ....... 

Marcella. street, Washington to Highland street 
Marginal street Boston, Revere Beach & Lynn 

R.R. to tidewater . 

Marlborough street, Massachusetts avenue to 

Charlesgate East ...... 

Mason street, Avery to Tremont street 
Massachusetts avenue, Columbus avenue to Hunt- 
ington avenue ...... 

Massachusetts avenue, across Beacon street to 

Harvard bridge ...... 

Massachusetts avenue, Albany to Tremont street . 
Maverick street, London to Havre street 
Maverick street, Frankfort street to the railroad . 

Carried fortoard ...... 



)25,216 87 

* 

2,569 54 

550 70 

3,509 14 

1,337 31 

6,947 79 

2,017 50 

294 00 

1,536 95 

11,126 14 

16,187 36 

2,315 69 

722 31 

4,111 40 

960 50 

2,488 39 

2,878 16 

143 50 

975 83 

763 32 

1,642 90 

2,221 76 

491 87 

3,716 64 

416 52 

2,227 49 

2,635 33 

3,748 92 

460 52 

772 89 
5,821 53 

1,821 26 

1,660 04 
1,588 05 

29,481 32 

1T89 20 

4,522 20 

7,243 52 

1,972 00 



!59,286 36 



* $553.87 paid by Boston Elevated Railway Company for work done in 1902 
t $813 paid by Boston Elevated Railway Company. 



Street Department — Paving Division. 



63 



Brought forward .... 

Merrimac street (unfinished from 1902) 
Metropolitan avenue, Poplar street to Hyde Park 

line ....... 

Milford street, Tremont street to Shawrnut avenue 
Minot street, Lowell to Leverett street 
Minot street, Neponset avenue to Adams street 
Monson street, Temple to Sturbridge street . 
Moore street, Horace to Cowper street . 
Jlorris street, Marion to Putnam street 
Morton street, Harvard to Canterbury street . 
Moulton street (unfinished from 1902) . 
Mystic street, Bunker Hill to Med ford street . 
N street, East Third to East Second street . 
Nashua street, Causeway to Minot street 
Newbury street, Hereford street to Massachusett 

avenue ...... 

Norway street, Huntington avenue to Turner street 
street, East First to East Second street 
0?ieida street, Albany street to Harrison avenue 
Orleans street, Sumner to Maverick street 
P street, East Sixth street to Columbia road . 
Paine street, Walk Hill to Canterbury street . 
Parker street, Bromley park to Heath street . 
Parker street, Perkins to Cambridge street . 
Parker Hill avenue, Huntington avenue to Parker 

Hill terrace ...... 

Parnell street (unfinished from 1902) . 
Pearl street, Bartlett to Bunker Hill street . 
Pemberton square ..... 

Piedmont street (unfinished from 1902) 
Plymouth street, Longwood avenue to Bernier 

street ....... 

Poplar street, Metropolitan avenue to Beech street 
Porter street, Central square to Bremen street 
Princeton street, Prescott street to Eagle square 
Preston street, Mill to Freeport street . 
Prospect street, Lyman to South Margin street 
Purchase street, Federal to Broad street 
Putnam street, Condor to East Eagle street . 
Raleigh street, Beacon street to the river 
Reading street, Kemble street to Massachusetts 

avenue ...... 

Richmond street, North to Fulton street 
Ridgemont street, Allston Heights to Eleanor 

street ....... 

Round Hill street, Walden to Day street 
Roxbury street (work not started) 

Carried forward ..... 



359,286 36 
*93 55 

1,093 81 
1,601 62 
6,393 25 
2,041 35 
405 24 
296 64 
2,565 00 
6,022 99 

299 23 
2,924 14 

431 79 
12,674 17 

13,521 55 
1,718 11 
1,077 00 
4,870 86 
4,585 75 
3,334 S3 
1,100 22 
1,921 60 
2,248 47 

6,717 88 

69 08 

300 54 
646 30 

61 80 

1,539 87 

911 73 

3,191 25 

2,178 48 

3,675 88 

455 62 

32,005 02 

2,024 83 

840 70 

3,318 23 
2,013 45 

5,281 42 

1,230 42 

17 50 



r 96,9-S7 03 



*$-2, 980.47 paid by Boston Elevated Railway Company. 



64 



City Document No. 40. 



Brought forward .... 

Muggles street, Parker street to railroad bridge 
Hussell street, Pearl to Sullivan street . 
St. Alphonsus street, Smith to Tremont street 
/St. Botolph street, Irvington street to Massachu 

setts avenue ..... 

St. Cecilia street, Boylston to Belvidere street 
St. Germain street, Massachusetts avenue to Dal 

toD street ...... 

St. James avenue, Berkeley to Dartmouth street 
St. Stephen street, Massachusetts avenue to Bata 

via street ...... 

School street, Walnut avenue to Byron court . 
Scotia, street, St. Cecilia to Dalton street 
Sherbom street, Beacon street to Bay State road 
Silver street, A to B street .... 

Silver street, from E street westerly 

Smith street (work not started) 

South street, Centre to Congreve street . 

South street, Kneeland to Harvard street 

Spring street, Centre street to railroad bridge 

Spring street, Allen to Poplar street 

Stanhope street, Trinity place 250 feet northeasterly 

Stamford street, Green to Merrimac street . 

Story street, G to H street .... 

Sturbridge street, River to Sanford street 

Summer street, Melcher to A street 

Summit avenue, Commonwealth avenue to Brook 

line line ...... 

Sumner street, Orleans to Cottage street 
Sycamore street, Poplar to Ashland street 
Symmes street, Walter to Fairview street 
Temple street, Vermont to Keith street . 
Tenean street, Water to Freeport street 
Tennyson street (unfinished from 1902) 
Thacher street, Endicott to Prince street 
Tolman street, Neponset avenue to railroad . 
Train street, Mill to King street . 
Tremont street (unfinished from 1902) . 
Tremont street, Camden to Northampton street 
Traverse street, at Beverly street . 
Union avenue, Green to Washington street . 
Vdrney street, Wenham to Wachusett street . 
Vernon street, Tremont to Washington street 
Walk Hill street, Harvard street to Mt. Hope 

cemetery ...... 

Waltham street, Harrison avenue to Washington 

street ....... 

Carried forward ..... 



796,987 


03 


14,041 


91 


1,521 


84 


2,005 


36 


4,924 


16 


721 


22 


1,526 


97 


2,529 


78 


1,161 


03 


110 


00 


728 


23 


2,314 


97 


3,073 


73 


1,367 


72 


51 


00 


5,763 


67 


3,845 


00 


*1,314 


79 


618 


51 


2,379 


10 


2,652 


89 


3,321 


58 


1,070 


20 


9,272 


96 


5,086 


62 


1,357 


00 


2,188 


45 


3,237 


36 


994 


29 


13,953 


33 


48 


47 


577 


04 


2,829 


71 


210 


51 


t 2,235 


70 


1,429 


09 


137 


52 


505 


48 


365 


33 


2,763 


18 



5,127 83 



964 99 



7,315 55 



* $242.50 paid by Boston Elevated Railway Company. 
f $1,614.81 paid by Boston Elevated Railway Company. 



Street Department — Paving Division. 



65 



Brought forward .... 

Washington street, Foster to Tremont street . 
Washington street (unfinished work from 1902) 
Washington street, Stony brook to Bussey barn 
Water street, Chambers to Wapping street 
Watson street, Northampton to Camden street 
Webster avenue, Hanover to Unity street 
Weld street, Church street to Weld farm 
Weld Hill street, Hyde Park avenue to Forest Hills 
cemetery ...... 

Wenham street, Weld Hill to Walk Hill street 
Westland avenue, Massachusetts avenue to Hemen 
way street ...... 

Western avenue ...... 

West Brookline street (see East Brookline street) 

West Dedham street, Shawmut avenue to Washing 

ton street ...... 

West Fifth street, A to C street . 

West Fourth street, E street westerly . , 

West Newton street, Belvidere street to Huntington 

avenue (see Belvidere street) . 
West Newton street, Huntington avenue to Co- 
lumbus avenue . 
West Third, street, A to B street . 
Wheatland avenue, Washington to Kilton street 
White street, Monmouth to Putnam street 
Whittier street, Columbus avenue to Tremont street 
Wordsworth street, Horace to Saratoga street 
Yeoman street, Albany to Hampden street . 

Total 

Less amount paid out of appropriation for 
Paving- Division .... 



37,315 55 
5,462 38 

204 56 
1,395 78 
1,834 69 
2,884 60 
1,010 33 

250 05 

1,356 53 
375 19 

8,846 05 
207 35 



2,177 81 

2,330 96 
4,008 34 



15,020 21 
1,681 97 

11,252 11 
1,169 60 
1,431 51 
1,253 50 
1,274 41 

5972,743 48 

151,717 42 



11,026 06 



HIGHWAYS, MAKING OF. 



Adams street, Common to Chestnut street 
Ainsley street, from Rosemont street 
Austin street, Washington to Lawrence street 
B street, from line of original low water to Con- 
gress street ....... 

Bennington street, Chelsea street to Belle Isle Inlet, 
Bird, street, Columbia road to Hancock street 
Blanche street. Green Hill to Preston street . 



$464 21 
1,525 88 
9,034 



1,354 

84,022 

2,746 

3,237 



17 

85 
31 
01 
17 



Carried forward . 



$102,384 60 



66 



City Document No. 40. 



Brought forward .... 

Blandford street, Commonwealth avenue to B 

& A. R.R 

Bow street, Washington street to City square 

Bowen street, E to F street 

Brookline avenue, Longwood avenue entrance to 

Back Bay Fens to Riverway 
Colder street, Blue Hill avenue to Canterbury street, 
Canal street, Haymarket square to Causeway street, 
Capen street, Evans to Fairmount street 
Carter street, Cambridge to Roland street 
Charlotte street, Blue Hill avenue to Bradshaw 
street ....... 

Centre street, widening, opposite Perkins street 
Columbia road ...... 

Cummington street, Blandford to Avon street 
Davenport street, Columbus avenue to Freepor 
street ....... 

Devens street, Rutherford avenue to Washington 
street ....... 

Dilworth street, Camden to Northampton street 
Dunreath street, to Aspen street . 
E street, Fargo to Summer street 
Elmont street, Waterlow to Faxon street 
Execution of Court ..... 

Florida street, Templeton to Ashmont street 
Hale street, extended to South Margin street 
Hamblen street, Arlington avenue across Georg 
street ....... 

Jersey street, Brookline avenue to Audubon road 
Lindsey street, Greenbrier to Waldeck street 
Mead street, Russell to Bunker Hill street 
Millet street, Talbot to Southern avenue 
Morrill street, Pleasant to Bakersfield street 
Moultrie street, Allston to Washington street 
Oakwood street, Norfolk to Torrey street 
Oswald street, Calumet to Hillside street 
Perkins street, Centre street to Jamaicaway . 
Queensberry street, Audubon road to Audubon road, 
Ritchie street, Columbus avenue to Marcella street, 
Robintoood avenue, Centre to Hazel street 
Roland street, B. & M. R.R. to Somerville line 
Roseclair street, Boston street to Dorchester ave- 
nue ........ 

Rosemont street, Adams street to Gustine avenue . 
Rutherford avenue, Chapman to Devens street 
St. Margaret street, Boston to Roseclair street 
Seymour street, Canterbury street to Brown avenue, 
South Huntington avenue, Heath to Centre street, 



$102,384 60 

6,150 95 

13,236 02 

3,703 57 

8,127 59 

3,511 11 

579 45 

5,983 97 

192 38 

7,244 43 
19 00 

180,985 54 
267 99 

2,520 20 

5,365 53 

2,045 48 

2,624 58 

1,376 45 

5,108 69 

155 16 

5,634 16 

2,033 88 

2,637 90 
121 25 

8.448 72 
214 25 

3,886 19 
323 06 

2.449 38 
633 15 

1,007 51 

482 97 

113 75 

10,238 31 

974 92 

332 50 

9,214 51 
2,876 59 

29,423 71 
6,468 04 
3,027 14 

23,203 70 



Carried forward . 



. $465,328 28 



Street Department — Paving Division. 67 

Brought forward ..... 

Spalding street, South street to Old Colony railroad, 

Siocdlow street, N to O street .... 

Sicett street (now Southampton street) , Massachu- 
setts avenue to Boston street 

Tower street, Hyde Park avenue to Forest Hills 
cemetery ....... 

Vicksburg street, East First to East Second street, 

Walter street, Centre to South street . 

Washington street, Talbot avenue to Euclid street, 

Washington street, Spring lane to Milk street 

Wayland street, Howard avenue to Dacia street 

Williams street, Washington to Call street . 

Public alley 12, Poplar street, next west of Cham- 
bers street ....... 

Public alley 13, rear of Poplar street . 

Public alley 14, rear of Poplar street . 

Public alley 15, rear of Poplar street . 

Public alley 102, Marshall street to Creek square, 

Public alley 303, entering Pinckney street from the 
south ........ 

Public alley 441, Exeter to Fairfield street, between 
Newbury and Boylston streets 

Public alley 502, Rutland square to Concord square, 
between Columbus avenue and Tremont street, 

Public alley 503, Rutland square to Concord square, 
next east of Columbus avenue 

Public alley 702, Worcester to Springfield street . 

Public alley 703, from Public alley 702 

Public alley 804, parallel to and between North- 
ampton and Camden streets, and between Shaw- 
mut avenue and Tremont street . . . 3,537 44 



$465,328 


28 


2,175 


81 


2,862 


59 


1,320 


28 


6,947 


34 


1,641 


34 


30,474 


87 


3,334 


79 


1,017 


90 


1,179 


18 


353 


74 


487 


89 


464 


62 


2,899 


54 


597 


87 


43 


71 


30 


97 


3,613 


57 


2,161 


95 


1,335 


16 


43 


10 


31 


46 



Less amount paid out of appropria- 
tion for Laying Out and Con- 
struction of Highways, chapter 
478 of Acts of 1900 . . $37,985 90 

Less amount paid out of appropria- 
tion for Construction of High- 
■ ways already laid out . . 4,583 14 

Less amount paid out of appropria- 
tion for Laying Out and Con- 
struction of Highways, East 
Boston . ... . 51,502 39 

Less amount paid out of appropria- 
tion for Laying Out and Con- 
struction of Highways, Dor- 
chester ..... 57,066 11 



$531,883 40 



Carried forward . . . $151,137 54 $531,883 40 



68 



City Document No. 40. 

151,137 54 



Brought forward 
Less amount paid out of appropria- 
tion for Laying Out and Con- 
struction of Highways, Roxbury 
and West Roxbury . 



Less credit on Brackett 

street 
Less credit on Oak Square 

avenue . 



531,883 40 



51,975 30 







$203,112 


84 


$53 


62 






162 


00 










215 


62 







203,328 46 



,554 94 



LAYING OUT AND CONSTRUCTION OF HIGHWAYS, 
CHAPTER 478 OF THE ACTS OF 1900. 

Adams street, Common to Chestnut street . . * 

Bennington street, Chelsea street to Belle Isle 

Inlet * 

Brookline avenue, Longwood avenue entrance to 

Back Bay Fens to Riverway .... * 

Columbia road ....... * 

Ritchie street, Columbus avenue to Marcella 

street ........ * 

Walter street, South to Centre street ... * 
Amount included in cost for highways, making of, t$37,985 90 



t$37,985 90 



CONSTRUCTION OF HIGHWAYS ALREADY LAID OUT. 

Berkeley street, Boylston street to Columbus avenue, J$4,506 03 
Bennington street, Chelsea street to Belle Isle 
Inlet 

Columbia road ..... 
Mead street, Russell to Bunker Hill street 
Robinvwod avenue, Centre to Enfield street 

Walter street, Centre to South street 



Amount included in cost for Highways, making of, 



$4,506 03 
4,583 14 

§$9,089 17 



* Included in cost for Highways, making of. 

t $20,569.74 credited to this appropriation and charged to Abolishment of Grade Cross- 
ings on account of Blue Hill avenue, Walk Hill to River street, for work done in 1902. 
t $1,525.07 paid by Boston Elevated Railway Company. 
§ $7,896.14 paid by New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company. 



Street Department — Paving Division. 



69 



LAYING-OUT AND CONSTRUCTION OF HIGHWAYS, 
EAST BOSTON. 

Bennington street, Chelsea street to Belle Isle 

Inlet * . 

Amount included in cost for Highways, making of, $51,502 39 



$51,502 39 



LAYING-OUT AND CONSTRUCTION OF HIGHWAYS, 

BRIGHTON. 



Franklin street, Cambridge to Lincoln street 



>3,229 91 
>3,229 91 



LAYING-OUT AND CONSTRUCTION OF HIGHWAYS, 
DORCHESTER. 



Ainsley street, from Rosemont street 
Ashland street, Mill to Everdean street . 
Bird street, Columbia road to Hancock street 
Blanche street, Green Hill to Preston street 
Colder street, Blue Hill avenue to Canterbury 

street ...... 

(Japen street, Evans to Fairmount street . 

Charlotte street, Blue Hill avenue to Bradshaw 

street ....... 

Dakota street, Washington to Greenbrier street 
Elmont street, Waterlow to Faxon street . 
Everdean street, Ashland to Green Hill street . 
Extcution of Court ..... 

Fairfax street, Carruth to Beaumont street 
Fayston street, Blue Hill avenue to Mascoma street 
Florida, street, Templeton to Ashmont street 
Gibson street, Dorchester avenue to Adams street 
Hamilton street, Columbia road to Mt. Everett 

street ...... 

Hinckley street, Pleasant to Bakersfield street 
Lindsey street, Greenbrier to Waldeek street 
Millet street, Talbot to Southern avenue . 
Moultrie street, Allston to Washington street 
Odkwood street, Norfolk to Torrey street . 



$533 61 



236 10 

* 

332 63 

1,778 09 
160 90 

73 45 

* 

13 20 

14 40 
484 35 



Carried forivard 



. $3,626 73 



'Included in cost for Highways, making of. 



70 



City Document No. 40. 



Brought forward ... 
Boseclair street, Boston street to Dorchester 

avenue ........ 

Bosemont street, Adams street to Gustine avenue 
/St. Margaret street, Boston to Roseclair street 
Washington street, Talbot avenue to Euclid 

street ........ 

Wayland street, Howard avenue to Dacia street 
West Tremlett street, Washington to Whitfield 

street ........ 

Windermere road, Stoughton street to Cushing 

avenue ........ 



Amount included in cost for Highways, making of 



1,626 73 



285 34 



6 20 



$3,918 27 
57,066 11 

560,984 38 



1,808 15 



2,292 95 



LAYING-OUT AND CONSTRUCTION OF HIGHWAYS, 
ROXBURY AND WEST ROXBURY 

Blandford street, Commonwealth avenue to B. & A 
R.R 

Brookline avenue, Longwood avenue entrance to 

Back Bay Fens to Riverway 
Bynner street, Day to Creighton street 
Colder street, Blue Hill avenue to Canterbury 

street ....... 

Cummington street, Blandford to Avon street . 
Davenport street, Columbus avenue to Tremont 

street ....... 

Dunreath street to Aspen street 

Haverford street, from Cornwall street 

Jersey street, Brookline avenue to Audubon road 

Oswald street, Calumet to Hillside street . 

Ritchie street ! , Columbus avenue to Marcelh 

street ....... 

Robinwood avenue, Centre to Enfield street 

South street, Jamaica street to Arborway 

South Huntington avenue, Heath to Centr 

street ....... 

Spalding street, South street to Old Colony R.R. 
Tower street, Hyde Park avenue to Forest Hills 

street ....... 

Walk Hill street, South to Washington street . 
Walter street, South to Centre street 
Winthrop street, Dennis street to Brook avenue 

Carried forward . 



9 00 



4,324 29 

# 

1,250 74 
59,685 13 



: Included in cost for Highways, making of. 



Street Department — Paving Division. 



71 



Brought forward $9,685 13 

Worthington street, Longwood avenue to the 

Fenway 585 00 

Public alley 901, Hemenway street to the Fenway . 158 70 



$10,428 83 
Amount included in cost for Highways, making of . 51,975 30 



!2,404 13 



New Edgestones. (Not including "323" streets.) 
First Setting. Linear Feet. 



Year. 



a 

o 


B 









o 


£ 




o 

pa 


o 


o 


a 
o 




M 






a 
























a 


A 




in 


W 


O 


pa. 



M 



1891 

1892 

1893 

1894 

1895 

1896 

1897 

1898 

1899 

1900 

1901 

1902 

1903 

Totals 



11,724 

9,631 

4,372 

521 

2,097 

3,855 

2,311 

1,259 

308 

729 

1,925 

1,957 

1,578 



4,131 
11,238 
1,969 

816 
1,146 

807 
1,691 

918 
2,715 

616 
1,184 
1,121 
1,581 



2,227 

2,804 



694 

668 
791 



111 
100 



2,032 
9,001 
3,981 
1,323 
4,191 
8,507 
1, 
5,909 
439 



4,627 

688 

5,838 



4,617 

9,970 

4,795 

1,568 

8,319 

2,498 

5,228 

2,185 

2,265 

614 

7,936 

990 

912 



18,138 

36,859 

10,587 

6,544 

15,205 

21,367 

37,205 

50,124 

6,818 

9,633 

22,574 

10,428 

10,959 



22,693 

25,506 

14,979 

39,324 

17,053 

20,111 

14,241 

13,252 

8,134 

8,882 

13,942 

3,842 

10,164 



8,236 
9,222 
1,118 
1,916 
2,990 
43,614 
5,097 
1,281 
1,410 
1,544 
2,480 
2,082 
4,131 



73,798 
114,231 
41,801 
52,706 
51,669 
101,550 
66,859 
74.92S 
22,200 
22,118 
54,668 
21,108 
35,163 



42,267 



29,933 



7,31)5 



47,622 



51,89" 



256,441 



212,123 



85,121 



732,799 



72 



City Document No. 40. 



New Brick Sidewalks. (Not including " 323" streets.) 
First Laying. Square Yards. 



Tear. 


d 
o 

o 
P 

si 
fl 
o 

0Q 


a 
o 

© 

CO 

03 

a 


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o 
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03 

O 


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o 


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u 

P 

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CO 
V 
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O 
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O 


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sz 
X 

o 


P, 
© 

5 


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1891 


3,628 
4,484 
751 
2,706 
1,946 
2,314 
13,460 
4,487 
4,084 
1,069 
4,617 
1,319 
1,161 


2,176 

12,847 

2,197 

2,115 

1,151 

681 

16,125 

6,453 

3,503 

1,476 

1,142 

1,425 

635 


120 

3,451 

175 

437 

408 

5,361 

14,454 

4,653 


377 
1,068 

2,908 

2,128 
216 


967 ! 1,478 


9,098 

20,231 

5,912 

11,533 

6,246 

15,897 

21,596 

13,783 

8,316 

4,999 

4,920 

1,688 

2,342 


3,881 

10,423 

964 

1,537 

4,103 

1,044 

17,287 

10,121 

5,424 

2,858 

549 

190 

186 


21,725 
65,871 
12,761 
19,615 
20,642 
28,455 
89,900 
45,661 
25 385 


1892 


1893.. 

1894 


350 

834 

1,734 

542 

1,855 

1,225 

1,448 

1,583 

3,825 

342 

182 


2,412 
453 
2,146 
2,616 
2,995 
4,723 
2,610 
4,033 
5,613 
2,537 
700 


1895 


1896 

1897 


1898 


1899 


1900 


477 
323 


873 
100 

288 


17,368 
21,089 
7,789 
5,206 


1901 


1902 


1903 








Totals ... 


46,0*6 1 51,926 


29,859 


7,958 


17,792 


42,778 


126,561 


58,567 


381,467 



The amount of new edgestones set and new brick side- 
walks paved during the year, not including " 323 " streets, 
is as follows : 





Edgestones, 
Linear Feet. 


Brick, 
Square Yards. 


South BoBton, Paving District No. 1 


1,578 

1,581 

5,838 

912 

10,959 

10,164 

4,131 


1,161 
635 


East Boston, Paving District No. 2 

Brighton, Paving District No. 4 ... 


West Roxbury, Paving District No. 5 

Dorchester, Paving District No. 6 


182 
700 


Roxbury, Paving District No. 7 


2,342 
186 


City Proper, Paving Districts Nos. 8, 9 and 10 


Totals 


35,163 









Street Department — Paving Division. 



73 



Crushed Stone, Ballast and Telford. 

Outpxd of Stone from City Crushers. 





Crushed Stone. 


Telford. 




Tons. 


Tons. 




32,428 




Chestnut Hill avenue crusher. . . . 


43,028 


— 




42,733 

68,854 


229 




6,520 




5,103 

28,782 
2,078 








Rosseter-street crusher 


688 






Totals 


223,006 


7,437 







STREET OPENINGS. 

Permits have been issued from this office for making open- 
ings in the public streets during the year ending January 31, 
1904, as follows : 





Permits. 


Feet. 


American Telegraph and Telephone Company .... 
Auxiliary Fire Alarm Company 


20 

24 

1 

37 

276 

38 

273 

2,744 

4 

12 

277 

22 

435 

34 

367 

87 

322 

161 

1,287 

9 

123 

3 

3 

6 


138 
2,811 




725 
3,475 


Boston Lamp Department 


3,903 


Boston Police Department 


2,304 


Boston Street Department (Sewer Division) 

Boston Water Department 


11,068 
119,535 




637 


Boston and Maine Railroad Company 


452 




170,783 


Boston Low Tension Wire Association 


2,610 


Boston Gas Light Company. . 


36,087 




1,860 


Brookline Gas Light Company 


98,998 


Charlestown Gas and Electric Company 


4,765 


Dorchester Gas Light Company 


45,060 


East Boston Gas Light Company 


7,084 


Edison Electric Illuminating Company 


72,229 


Eastern Cold Storage Company 


433 


Jamaica Plain Gas Light Company 


10,827 




200 


Massachusetts Pipe Line Gas Company 


4,240 


Massachusetts Telephone and Telegraph Company, 


387 


Carried forward 


6,565 


600,611 







74 



City Document No. 40. 



STREET OPENINGS.— Continued. 



Permits. 


Feet. 


6,565 


600,611 


12 


608 


9 


217 


447 


28,257 


1 


80 


7 


1,010 


24 


1,149 


352 


54,434 


210 


21,019 


60 


4,487 


8 


90 


1 


6 


5 


670 


15 


1,196 


58 


20,333 


1 


100 


3,059 


319,649 


1,538 


— 


— 


7,746 



Brought forward 

Metropolitan Contracting Company 

Metropolitan Sewerage Commission 

New England Telephone and Telegraph Company, 

New York, New Haven and Hartford Kailroad 
Company 

Old Colony Street Railway Company 

Postal Telegraph Cable Company 

Roxbury Gas Light Company 

South Boston Gas Light Company 

Simpson Brothers Corporation 

Standard Oil Company 

United States Sub-treasury 

Union Freight Railway Company 

Western Union Telegraph Company . 

Warren Brothers Corporation 

West India Company 

Miscellaneous 

Emergency Permits, Class A 

Emergency Permits returned as used, 1,290, esti- 
mated length in feet 

Totals 



12,372 



1,061,662 



Making a total length of openings of about 201 miles. 

Permits other than for street openings have been granted 
as follows: 

Permits. 
4 
271 
60 
19 
3,S68 
7,492 



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 streets ... 

Moving buildings ...... 

Loading and unloading goods 

Pedlers (two classes) 

Painting signs or notices on obstruction fences 
Placing signs flat on buildings 
Raising and lowering safes, machinery, etc. . 
Selling from areas ...... 

Selling from doors and windows . 
Selling fruit, etc., from stands on sidewalks 
Special permits for July 4 and other holidays 
Special permits for various purposes . 
Extension of permits ..... 

Emergency permits (class B) . . . 

Projecting lamps and signs .... 



Total 



Total number of permits for street openings 
Total number of permits for other purposes 

Grand total of permits issued 



20 
131 

886 

10 

2,695 

639 

34 

73 
485 
208 
129 
525 
365 

92 

18/705 I 

12,372 
18,705 



31,077 



Street Department — Paving Division. 75 

Bonds. 

All bonds now in use (excepting those of corporations) 
are guaranteed by some one of the surety companies author- 
ized to do business in the State of Massachusetts. 

There are in force at this date 1,208 such bonds, and 63 
corporation bonds. There have been 1,035 cancelled during 
the year. 

Notices. 

There have been 16,937 notices sent to the various fore- 
men during the year, directing them to repair defects in the 
public streets which had been reported by the police, inspect- 
ors and others; also 5,733 notices to departments, corpora- 
tions and private parties to repair the streets where they had 
received permits for excavations, and the work of resurfacing 
had been improperly done, and to owners of estates where 
coal-holes or sidewalk lights were defective. 

Five hundred and fort} r -five notices have been sent to de- 
partments and corporations at the request of the chief 
engineer and foremen of the Paving Division, calling for 
various changes on account of street improvements. In 
each case permits have been granted allowing them to do the 
work. 

Four thousand nine hundred and fourteen notices have been 
sent to departments, corporations and owners of abutting 
estates on streets where improvements were about to be 
made. 

Inspectors. 

Inspectors are now located at the various paving yards, 
with the exception of those required in the office for emer- 
gency work. They report each day by mail to the Permit 
office, and notices are sent on their complaints to the 
proper parties, directing repairs to be made, and each in- 
spector is expected to see that these complaints are given 
proper attention. 

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 daily and weekly on 
blanks prepared for the purpose. 

Emergency Permits. 

These permits have been a source of annoyance for many 
years, but the change in methods adopted during the year 
have shown good results, and a marked improvement over 



76 



City Document No. 40. 



preceding years. An absolute knowledge of every opening 
made is not obtained, as permits occasionally get into the 
hands of unreliable foremen or laborers who loose them, but 
much better information is received than ever before. 

The table below shows permits given to, and returned by, 
each company : 



Permits 
Issued. 



Returned, 



Not 
Returned. 



Edison Electric Illuminating Company 

Water Department 

Water Department (Income Division) 

Brookline Gas Light Company 

Jamaica Plain Gas Light Company 

Boston Gas Light Company 

Charlestown Gas Light Company 

Roxbury Gas Light Company 

Dorchester Gas Light Company 

South Boston Gas Light Company 

Boston Pneumatic Transit Company 

Boston & Maine Railroad 

New England Telephone and Telegraph 

Company 

New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad 

Company 

Donovan & Co. (Police and Fire) 

Boston Elevated Railway Company 

East Boston Gas Light Company 

Massachusetts Pipe Line Gas Company 

Total 



240 
252 
188 
144 

81 
138 

51 
195 

84 

15 
9 



12 

33 

9 
27 
36 
18 



220 
210 
143 
130 

80 
122 

37 
174 

75 

15 
3 
1 



13 

3 

13 

33 

9 



1,538 



1,290 



20 
42 
45 
14 
1 
16 
14 
21 



6 
5 

3 

20 
6 

14 
3 
9 

248 



This shows a decided improvement in the returns. At the 
close of business last year there were 650 not returned, 
against 248 this year. Last year the most of those missing 
could not be accounted for, but this year nearly all of those 
not returned are in the possession of the departments or 
corporations to which they were granted. 



Electric Poles. 

By order of the Board of Aldermen, or at the request of 
the Wire Commissioner, there have been permits granted for 
the erection of 636 new, and for the resetting of 770 old, and 
for the removal of 368, poles. 



Street Department — Paving Division. 



77 



Street Numbering. 









a; 


'd 


















m >d 






s 


u 


District. 




is 73 

CO g 


s 




p 
be . 

EH 




CO g 




GO 


^3 






o <u 




03 


s 


23 




£ 


Ph 


H 


£ 


s 


East Boston 


1 


47 
24 
79 


121 
69 

228 


3 
5 

28 


227 


Charlestown 


141 


City Proper 


527 






73 


191 


12 


398 


Dorchester 


1 


197 
117 


437 
249 


6 
24 


926 




568 


West Roxbury 


3 


121 


213 


36 


442 


Brighton 




71 


129 




317 






Totals 


5 


729 


1,637 


114 


3,546 





We have much trouble in renumbering streets which were 
numbered many years ago and have outgrown the conditions 
of those times. After making arrangements, and notifying 
abutters on said streets of the proposed renumbering, the 
department is besieged with petitions from the residents 
against the change. 

The matter is abandoned only to come up again at some 
future time. 

I have in mind at this time India street, on which we have 
done all that can be done without renumbering, and still 
there are requests for numbering new buildings, with protests 
from old-established concerns on that street, and I would 
respectfully suggest that a notice be sent to said occupants 
of buildings on such streets that on some stated time, say 
January 1, 1905, we shall proceed to renumber certain streets, 
thereby giving them time to make such changes in their 
business paper and cards as will become necessary. 



78 City Document No. 40. 

PROPERTY IN CHARGE OF THE DEPUTY SUPERIN- 
TENDENT 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 
buildings, 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, 
Roxbury, containing 134,671 square feet. Upon this lot are 
buildings containing a steam-engine and stone-crusher. 

Highland street stable lot. Upon this lot is a large brick 
stable, erected in 1873, and occupied by the Sanitary and 
Paving Divisions ; also a brick building used as a black- 
smith'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-crusher, 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, 
containing 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, black- 
smith's shop, and tool-house. 

Gravel lot in the town of Milton, on Brush Hill road, con- 
taining 64,523 square feet, leased Ma}' 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 Rox- 
bury in 1870, used for storage purposes. 



Street Department — Paving Division. 79 

Ledge and gravel lot, rear of Union 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 street and Columbia road, 
stable, carriage-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, 
purchased in 1887 for $24,000, containing 22,553 square 
feet, having on it an office and stable. 

On Centre street, West Roxbury, buildings containing 
engines, stone-crushers, tools, etc., on leased land. 

On Rosseter street, Dorchester, buildings containing en- 
gines, 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 Glen- 
don Wharf, used jointly with Sanitary, Sewer, and Street 
Cleaning Divisions. Upon this lot are sheds, stable, and 
offices on leased land. 

On Kenney street, Roxbury, buildings containing engines, 
stone-crushers, tools, etc., on leased land. 

On Columbia road, Dorchester, buildings containing en- 
gines, stone-crushers, tools, etc., on leased land. 

On Hamlin street, South Boston, lot used for storage pur- 
poses. 

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. 

On Heath street, Roxbury, buildings containing engines, 
stone-crushers, tools, etc., on leased land. 



80 City Document No. 40. 



APPENDIX D. 



REPORT OF THE DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT OF 
THE SANITARY DIVISION. 

Kooms 917-20 Tremont Building, 

Boston, February 1, 1904. 

Hon. James Donovan, 

Superintendent of Streets : 

Dear Sir, — I hereby respectfully submit the annual 
report of the expenditures, income, and operation of the 
Sanitary Division of the Street Department for the financial 
year ending January 31, 1904. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Daniel P. Sullivan, 

Deputy Superintendent. 



FINANCIAL STATEMENT. 

Amount of appropriation . . . . . $640,000 00 

Transferred from Reserve Fund .... 11,100 87 

Amount returned by City Collector . . . 3,875 00 

Total amount of appropriation . . . $654,975 87 



The total expenditures of Sanitary Division, includ- 
ing work done for other divisions and depart- 
ments, and paid by them . . . . . $702,515 23 

Less amounts paid by other divisions and depart- 
ments 51,414 36 



Net cost of maintenance, Sanitary Division . . $651,100 87 

Amount returned to City Collector . . . 3,875 00 



$654,975 87 



Street Department — Sanitary Division. 



81 



Total Cost of Removal of House Dirt, Ashes, Waste, 
Rubbish and House Offal. 



Salaries : deputy superintendent, clerks and 
foremen ........ 

Office supplies and expenses .... 

Aslies, waste and rubbish account 

House offal account ...... 

Construction, Repair and Horseshoeing 
Account. 
Foreman ........ 

Expended for labor . . . $34,530 86 

Expended for stock . . . 12,739 10 



Allowed time for holidays . . $39,554 84 

Medical attendance and allowed time for 

injured men .... 3,496 50 



Total expenditures of the Sanitary Division for 
year ending January 31, 1904 .... 

Revenue Received from Outside Divisions and 
Departments for Board and Care of Horses, 
Rent, use of Dumping Boats, Shoeing, and 
for Repairing Vehicles, etc 



$18,843 49 

3,727 88 

375,148 77 

213,077 59 



1,396 20 
47,269 96 

43,051 34 
$702,515 23 



Bridge Division 
County of Suffolk . 
Lamp Department . 
Paving Division 
Sewer Division 
Street Cleaning Division 
Street "Watering Division 



$522 85 

1,615 22 

435 54 

14,559 87 

6,807 70 

26,613 60 

859 58 



51,414 36 
551,100 87 



Income. 
Amounts of money 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, 1904. 

Money Deposited. 
From letting of scow privileges .... $2,211 35 

Bills Deposited. 
For removal of engine ashes, manure and rents . 12,572 50 



$14,7*3 85 



82 



City Document No. 40. 



Items of Expenditure 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, collection and disposi- 
tion of house dirt and ashes, 

Labor, collection and disposi- 
tion of waste and rubbish . . 

Labor, collection and disposi- 
tion of house offal 

Labor and stock in stable and 
yards 

Hired teams on ashes and 
offal 

Contracts on ashes, West Rox- 
bury, North and South Dor- 
chester 

Contracts on offal, East Bos- 
ton, Brighton, West Box- 
bury, and Dorchester 

Ash and offal stock 

Allowed time and holidays . . 

Grain 

Hay and straw 

Medical attendance and 
allowed time on account of 
injured men 

Horses 

Veterinary services 

Use of hired horses 

Outside board and care of 
horses 

Outside horseshoeing, black- 
smith, wheelwright, har- 
ness, and painting 

Labor, stock, etc., wheel- 
wright, blacksmith, paint, 
harness, and horseshoeing 
shops 

Dumping-boats, labor, stock, 
etc 

Repairs on stables and sheds, 

Fuel 

Gas 

Electric light and power 

Frinting, stationery, and office 
items 

Advertising 

Rents 

Tolls and fares 

Telephone 

Damages caused by city 
teams 

Taxes on Hecht's estate, as 
per lease 

Amount returned to City 
Collector 



Totals 



$10,466 29 
9,773 40 

188,831 91 
44,978 53 

145,739 43 
45,711 05 
37,959 50 

13,389 86 



16,791 49 
785 43 
39,554 84 
22,336 38 
20,431 68 



3,496 50 
7,235 00 
4,033 37 
2,015 00 

3,138 47 
3,121 66 

47,269 96 

1,125 49 
4,547 11 
1,669 14 
879 23 
1,196 83 

3,727 88 

316 42 

16,386 32 

903 94 

876 12 

91 48 

3,735 52 



526,237 63 

5,002 50 

11,181 86 

4,683 68 



2,030 77 



1,615 22 



662 70 



$702,515 23 



$51,414 36 



$10,466 29 
9,773 40 

162,594 28 
39,976 03 

134,557 57 
41,027 37 
37,959 50 

13,389 86 



16,791 49 
785 43 
37,524 07 
22,336 38 
18,816 46 



3,496 50 
7,235 00 
4,033 37 
2,015 00 

3,138 47 



3,121 QQ 



46,607 26 

1,125 49 
4,547 11 
1,669 14 
879 23 
1,196 83 

3,727 88 

316 42 

16,386 32 

903 94 

876 12 

91 48 

3,735 52 

3,875 00 



$654,975 87 



Street Department — Sanitary Division. 



83 



Force Employed on House Dirt, Ashes, Waste and Rubbish. 



City Fokce. 


No. 


"Hired 

Teams. 


Contractor's Teajis. 


North 

Dorchester. 


South 
Dorchester. 


West 
Roxbury. 


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17 

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143 

155 

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Inspectors 










17 


Tallymen 

Teamsters 










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26 
26 


6 

7 


4 
4 


2 
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181 




195 




27 














Totals 


359 


52 


13 


8 


5 


437 







Amount of House Dirt and Ashes Removed (5 Years). 



Tear. 


Materials. 


No. of Loads of 
54 cu. ft. 


1899 


Dirt and ashes 


329,096 

344,682 
342,940 
313,844 


1900 


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73 


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15 


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Helpers 


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City Document No. 40. 



Amount of House Offal Removed (5 Years). 



Year. 



No. of Loads. 



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1900 
1901 
1902 
1903 



59,956 
62,975 
66,758 
66,287 
64,744 



Amount of Waste and Rubbish Removed (5 Years). 



Year. 



Number of Loads. 



Paper 
Cart. 



Market 
Wagon. 



1899 
1900 
1901 
1902 
1903 



14,903 
11,452 
11,534 

10,201 
8,417 



3,020 
5,494 
7,791 

8,297 
8,753 



Number of Loads of Material Collected from January 31, 1898, 
to February 1, 1904. 



"Waste 

and 

Rubbish. 



Ashes. 



Offal. 



Total Loads. 



1899 
1900 
1901 
1902 
1903 



19,815 
18,460 
19,325 
18,498 
17,170 



329,096 
344,682 
342,940 
313,844 
310,509 



59,956 
62,975 

66,758 
66,287 
64,744 



408,867 
426,117 
429,023 
398,629 
392,423 



Material Collected by Districts. 





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18,578 
6,242 


17,683 

203 
2,590 


12,205 


12,440 


27,403 


62,244 

573 
10,304 


70,759 

8,992 
21,004 


65,376 

7,088 
10,545 


310,509 

17,170 

64,744 


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1,974 


2,279 


5,939 


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28,002 


24,820 


20,476 


14,179 


14,719 


33,342 


73,121 


100,755 


83,009 


392,423 



Street Department — Sanitary Division. 85 



Collected by West Roxbury Contractor 7,680 loads of ashes 

'« " North Dorchester " 16,686 " " " 

" " South li " 10,717 " " " 

Total 35,083 " " " 

Collected by East Boston Contractor 6,242 loads of offal 

" Brighton " 1,974 " " " 

" West Roxbury " 1,370 " " " 

" " Dorchester " 5,939 " " " 

Totals 15,525 " " " 

Final Disposition of all Waste Material by the Sanitary Division, 
Collected from January 31, 1903, to February 1, 1904, for this 
and other Divisions. 





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34,342 

4,413 


193,467 
1,291 


81,959 
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15,875 


310,509 
18,011 
64,744 




49,219 


15,525 






34,342 
4,413 


34,342 

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Totals 


432,019 


194,758 


121,559 


49,219 


50,608 


15,875 


432,019 





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. . 

" " Gera F. Farnun, Jr., Brighton 

" " Peter J. Allen & Co., Dorchester. 

" " John Krug, AVest Roxbury 

Ash carts in use by the Sanitary Division 

" " John J. Moore, West Roxbury 

" " Timothy Sullivan & Co., Dorchester. 
" " Denis D. Flynn, Dorchester 



Market wagons in use by the Sanitary Division 
Paper carts " " " 



Ash and offal sleds 



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47 
7 
8 

13 
3 
184 
3 
5 



92 
7 
8 

13 
3 
184 
3 
5 



48 
129 



86 



City Document No. 40. 



Amount Expended for Collection of House Dirt, Ashes, Waste 
and Rubbish and House Offal, Labor, Hired Teams and Con- 
tracts, and disposition of same, deducting Foremen, Yard 
and Stable Labor, Stock, etc. 



Districts. 



Waste and 
Rubbish. 



Ashes. 



Offal. 



1. 

2. 

3. 

4. 

5. 

6. 

7. 
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10. 
11. 



South Boston 

East Boston 

Charlestown 

Brighton 

West Boxbury 

Dorchester 

Boxbury 

South End and Back Bay 

North and West Ends 

Dumping Boats 



$375 00 
151 00 



1,653 00 
13,454 00 

9,780 50 
19,565 03 



$19,212 06 

13,907 00 

18,751 47 

9,297 20 

7,656 48 

13,822 87 

53,688 24 

82,051 61 

51,298 19 

8,794 93 



$10,999 54 

9,096 00 

8|215 90 

2,694 13 

3,600 44 

7,538 40 

29,593 19 

36,270 89 

17,843 30 

57,839 76 



Totals. 



1,978 53 



$278, 4S0 05 



$183,691 55 



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88 City Document No. 40. 

Maintenance of Fort Hill Wharf and Dumping-boats. 

Amount Expended. 

For towing by department tow-boat . $11,255 03 
For towing by hired tow-boats . . 1,964 00 

613,219 03 

For repairs on wharves and boats . . . 2,366 99 

For rents $4,000 00 

For dumping-boat stock and supplies . 328 45 
For labor, messengers, crew and 

dumpers 10,643 61 

For holidays and allowed time, injured 

men 701 56 

15,673 62 



131,259 64 



Number of trips to sea by department 

tow-boats ..... 257 

Number of trips to sea by hired boats, 35 



292 



Cost per Load, Including Rents, etc., of Towing to 
Sea, Waste Material, Belonging to This and Other 
Divisions. 

The number of loads waste material carried to sea, 121,559 

The cost per cart load ...... 25 cents. 

The cost per boat load ..... $107 

Division Construction, Repair and Horseshoeing 

Shops. 

An extensive plant is located at the South Yard, 650 
Albany street, opposite East Newton street, where the con- 
struction of and repairs on street and other department car- 
riages, carts, wagons, etc., are made, together with the paint- 
ing of the same. Harnesses are repaired and many are manu- 
factured, horseshoeing done, and all street signs are painted 
for the Paving Division. 



Street Department — Sanitary Division. 



89 



For work done and materials furnished for outside divi- 
sions and departments, the different shops received as follows : 



Wheelwright 

Blacksmith shop, South End 

Blacksmith shop, "West End 

Paint shop .... 

Harness shop 

Horseshoeing shop, South End 

Horseshoeing shop, West End 



For work done and material furnished for the 
Sanitary Division, the following amounts were 
expended by the different shops : 





$4,527 75 






7,272 00 






682 47 






4,658 50 






2,951 33 






1,739 25 






1,428 75 


823,260 05 



Wheelwright 

Blacksmith shop, South End 

Blacksmith shop, West End 

Paint shop .... 

Harness shop 

Horseshoeing shop, South End 

Horseshoeing shop, West End 



$5,224 72 

4,733 23 

1,016 97 

4,412 22 

6,495 05 

2,783 18 

241 60 



Total amount paid out, stock and labor, all divi- 
sions and departments ..... 
Foreman in charge .... $1,396 20 
Allowed time . . . . . 4,185 31 



24,906 97 
,167 02 
5,581 51 



»3,748 53 



Cost of Horseshoeing. 





Division Shops. 


Outside Shops. 


Stock 


$2,238 36 
3,954 42 


$2,697 00 


Labor 








$6,192 78 


$2,697 00 



90 



City Document No. 40. 



Horseshoeing for Divisions. 



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2,710 

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Detailed Account op 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 stablemen . 
For fuel, light, and telephone 
For board and care of sick horses at Veterinary 
hospital ....... 

For rent for use of Litchfield's Wharf . 

For labor removing snow .... 

For new horses ...... 

For miscellaneous items 



,047 60 
3,168 00 
9,969 00 
4.411 36 
1,488 30 

635 88 



1,163 00 
5,200 00 
1,092 75 
3,998 40 
240 07 

$51,414 36 



Land and Buildings in Charge of the Sanitary 

Division. 
South Boston Stable. (Leased.*) 
Stables and sheds, with accommodations for nineteen 
horses, located at 317 and 319 First street, South Boston. 

East Boston Stable. (Leased.) 

Stable and shed, with accommodations for fifteen horses, 
located at 324 East Eagle street, and occupied jointly by 
Paving, Sewer, Street Cleaning, and Sanitary Divisions. 



Street Department — Sanitary Division. 91 



Charlestown Stable. 

There are accommodations for twenty-five horses, situated 
on Rutherford avenue; lot contains 17,300 square feet of 
land; stable built in 1875, cost $5,083.07; sheds and out- 
buildings 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. 

There are accommodations for seventy-two 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 
1878, which cost $88,594.13. On this lot is an offal-shed, 
erected in 1875, at a cost of $1,160.12. This offal-shed, 
was abandoned on April 1, 1897, and in 1900 part of it was 
remodeled, 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 purpose, 
and contains 90,780 square feet of land. 

The stables and buildings connected therewith are of brick. 
There are also on the premises five wooden sheds, used for 
storing wagons, etc. The stable is two stories high, with 
French roof, and has accommodations for one hundred 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, wheelwright, paint 
and harnessmaker's shops, in which wagons, carts, harnesses, 
etc., used by this and other departments, are constructed and 
kept in repair, also a horseshoeing shop, in which the horses 
of the department located in this section of the city are shod. 

West Stables and Sheds. 

The stable is a brick building, a story aud a half high, 128 
feet by 50 feet, located on North Grove street; built in 1860, 
without buildings attached to same. It has accommodations 
for 90 horses in stables and sheds. The lot contains about 



92 City Document No. 40. 

45,152 square feet. On May 11, 1896, a horseshoeing shop 
was established for the purpose of shoeing horses of the 
department stabled in this section of the city. 

Fort Hill 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 platform and dredging dock, $6,219.33. 
There are three Barney dumping-boats which are in con- 
tinual use, and are towed to sea by the department tugboat 
" Cormorant." 

A portion of this wharf is used by the Street Cleaning 
Division 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. 

Litchfield' 's Wharf. (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 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 Middlesex Trust. 



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APPENDIX E. 



REPORT OF THE DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT OF 
THE SEWER DIVISION. 



30 Tkemont Street, Boston, February 1, 1904 

Mr. James Donovan, 

Superintendent of Streets : 

Dear Sir, — I respectfully submit report of the expendi- 
tures, income and operation of the Sewer Division for the 
financial year ending January 31, 1904, together with 
recommendations as to future development of the sewer 
system. 

The work of the Sewer Division is as follows : 

The preparation of the plans for sewerage works, the con- 
struction and maintenance of all drainage works, including 
the investigation of complaints in regard to defective 
drainage, the granting of permits for sewer connections, and 
the preparation of plans for the assessment of the cost of 
construction ; also the examination of the plans of other 
corporations proposing 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. 

In the last annual report a draft of a bill, Chapter 383, 
was quoted, being a bill introduced on petition of His Honor 
the Mayor to provide funds for the work of converting 
existing sewer systems in the South Metropolitan District 
from combined to separate sewers, and for building necessary 
branches of the Metropolitan high level sewer to collect 
and convey the sewage to this sewer. This act was passed, 
and under it the department has done a large amount of 
work during the past year — 8,912 feet of high level inter- 
cepting sewers have been contracted for and a considerable 
amount of work done in the conversion of the existing 
system. The sewer systems of the Talbot avenue and 
Lauriat avenue districts have been largely changed to a sep- 
arate system, and, in addition, surface drains have been built 
in many other portions of the South Metropolitan District. 



94 City Document No. 40. 

During the past year the question of the changes in the 
sewer system of Boston incidental to the building of the 
Charles River Dam have come up for consideration. 
According to the Charles River Basin Act, it is obligatory 
upon the Commission to build a marginal conduit on the 
Boston side to convey the overflow of mingled sewage and 
surface water from the old outlets of the Boston system 
to a point below the dam, in order to insure the purity of the 
water of the proposed Charles River Basin. In studying 
this question, it seemed to the officials of the Sewer Division 
that this arrangement would be one of doubtful utility for 
two reasons — first, this conduit would be a difficult and 
expensive affair to maintain in a clean and sanitary condition, 
and if not so maintained Avould constitute in itself a serious 
nuisance all along the Charles River water front, and, 
secondly, there was a liability of creating a serious nuisance 
in the water of the harbor immediately below the dam where 
the river, being cut off by the dam, would have no tidal flow, 
and is obstructed by thousands of piles which support the 
railroad bridges. 

It appeared that a much more efficient provision for safe- 
guarding the basin would be effected by changing the com- 
bined systems of the Back Bay and West End into separate 
systems, whereby the most offensive material, that is, sewage 
proper, would be conveyed directly at all times to Boston's 
main intercepting sewer and thence to Moon Island without 
being mingled with floods of storm water, and by them 
carried over into the basin. Such a change of sewer systems 
would also be highly beneficial to the Back Bay, because of 
the fact that the sewer system in this flat territory operates 
under very disadvantageous conditions, its gradients being 
extremely flat, and as the general levels of the cellars are 
close to, and in some cases below, high tide levels, there is 
constant danger of flooding when the sewers are filled up by 
rain water during the period of high tide. If the cellars and 
premises could be connected directly with the sanitary sewers 
of a separate system, which in their turn were connected 
directly with the main drain, they would have the benefit of 
the pumping plant at Calf Pasture, and this liability of 
flooding would be avoided. The matter was presented to 
His Honor the Mayor, and his Honor took the position that 
if this work of conversion of the sewers was a desirable and 
almost necessary change, it would be better to undertake it 
at the present time instead of building the marginal conduit, 
and although it would cost more he was willing to advocate 
it, provided the city could be relieved of bearing its share of 



Street Department — Sewer Division. 95 

the expense of building the aforesaid marginal conduit. The 
proposition was made to the Charles River Basin Commission, 
and upon the petition of His Honor the Mayor the following 
bill was presented to the Legislature : 

Ax Act Relative to the Charles River Basin. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Acts of nineteen hundred and three, chapter four 
hundred and sixty-five, is hereby amended by striking out section 
five and inserting in place thereof the following : 

Sect. 5. The commission, before the completion of the dam, 
shall construct a marginal conduit on the north side of the basin 
from the outlet of the overflow channel in Binney street to a 
point below the dam, the conduit to be used to receive and conduct 
below the dam the overflow from sewers and surface drainage and 
other refuse matter which would otherwise pass into the basin. 

Sect. 2. Said act is further amended by striking out in section 
ten all after the word "streets," in the thirteenth line, and 
inserting in place thereof the following : Such officer or officers 
shall construct conduits for Stony brook between Green street 
and Forest Hills and between the westerly side of Elmwood 
street and the Fens, and shall reconstruct its sewerage system so 
that no sewage will empty into Charles river above said dam ; 
and to meet the expenses incurred for said conduits and the 
reconstruction of its sewerage system the city treasurer of said 
city shall from time to time on the request of the mayor issue and 
sell bonds of the city to an amount not exceeding five hundred 
thousand dollars in any one year, and the bonds so issued shall 
not be reckoned in determining the legal indebtedness of the city. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

The Commission, however, at the date of this writing, 
have not definitely indicated what their policy is to be in 
regard to this proposition. 

A general statement of the most important work done by 
the division during the year, accompanied by recommendations 
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 constructed in this district, during the 
past year, 908.17 linear feet of brick sewer, 524.60 linear 
feet of wooden sewer, 5,863.24 linear feet of pipe sewer, 969.88 
linear feet of brick surface drain, 5,861.61 linear feet of pipe 
surface drain, and 290 linear feet of house drain, making a 
total of 14,417.50 linear feet, or 2.73 miles. 



96 City Document No. 40. 

The principal works completed are : 

Columbia road, between New York, New Haven & Hart- 
ford Railroad and Q street. Work was carried on through- 
out the entire year, and this portion can now be said to be 
completed and ready for street surfacing — with the excep- 
tion of that part between Board of Survey street 1,746 and 
Preble street, where a small part of the outlet in Old Colony 
avenue remains unfinished. 

L-street outlet. This outlet, which takes the storm water 
from about 40 acres in the vicinity of Broadway, K street, L 
street, and East First street, was finished this year. 

Sewers have been built in Covington street, F street, 
between First and Second streets, and Q street, between East 
Broadway and East Third street. Swallow street has been 
built under the Act 323. 

Work has been started in D street for the relief of the 
surrounding estates, which have been frequently flooded. 
Extensive operations have also been begun in Dorchester 
street, on account of the widening. 

Recommendations. 

A street, between West First and Congress street. 
This is an old wooden and brick sewer which has been broken 
down in several places, during the past year, cutting off the 
flow from the large warehouse district in the vicinity of A 
street and Congress street, resulting in considerable damage. 
Temporary repairs have been made, from time to time, but 
an extensive system of new sewers and drains is essential 
before the sanitary conditions can be called satisfactory. 

H-street outlet. This outlet should be extended to 
deeper water and stone-wing walls built to protect the 
same. 

K-street outlet should be extended to deeper water 
and a system of wing-walls constructed as proposed for the 
H-street outlet. 

N-street outlet. This outlet should be cleaned out 
from its mouth to the northerly line of Columbia road, as it 
rapidly fills up with sand from the adjoining beach. 

Vale-street outlet will probably be completed the 
coming year, and, upon the completion of the sewer system 
in Columbia avenue and Kemp street, will allow us to aban- 
don the Vinton-street overflow. 

Athens street, between D and F streets. This is a 
small wood and slate affair, about half-filled with smudge, 
which is irremovable and emits a very bad odor. 



Street Department — Sewer Division. 97 

Broadway, between D and E streets. This sewer should 
be built at a lower grade and larger size to give adequate 
drainage to the neighboring cellars. 

East Boston. 

Thirteen thousand nine hundred and fifty-six linear feet 
of brick and pipe sewers and surface drains were built dur- 
ing the year. All of this work was in Bennington-street 
Boulevard, except surface drains for Leyden and Gladstone 

streets. 

Recommendations. 

During the year 1904, it is important that the East 
Boston low level sewer be built. This will afford an outlet 
for all of Bennington street east of Saratoga street, and will 
advance the development of the low lying section of Breed's 
Island adjacent to and west of Belle Isle inlet. It is of 
great importance that this work be begun as soon as possible. 

The Moore-street branch intercepter should be started to 
relieve as soon as possible the nuisance existing during the 
warm weather at the foot of Moore street, when the sewer 
empties out on to the flats and produces a stench at every 
low tide. 

Charlestown. 

Two thousand nine hundred and seventy-four linear feet 
of brick, pipe and concrete sewers and outlets were built 
in this district. 

The most important work was the rebuilding of a part of 
the Rutherford-avenue outlet of an adequate size for all 
future needs. This was 6 feet by 7 feet concrete and steel 
and brick structure. 

Also the construction of sewers in Hamblen street and 
Arlington avenue, which completed the connection of the 
Beacham-street district, so called, with the Metropolitan 
sewer. 

Sewerage works were built in Rutherford avenue, Devens 
and Bow streets, under chapter 323 of the Acts of 1891, 
etc. 

Recommendations. 

Aside from the Rutherford avenue sewer, between outlet 
and Middlesex street, which needs rebuilding, there are only 
small jobs to consider in this district. If all these were 
built which are desirable in order to relieve the flooding of 
cellars and similar troubles, it would amount to changing the 



98 City Document No. 40. 

sewerage system of the low lying parts from a combined to 
a separate system. This will undoubtedly be finally done, 
but the change can be brought about gradually. 

Brighton. 

Nine thousand six hundred and fifty-seven linear feet of 
pipe sewer and surface drain were built and 690 feet of brick 
conduit. 

The most important of this was the Faneuil Valley Brook 
outlet in private land, between North Beacon street and 
Charles River, passing under the high railroad embankment. 
This was 12 feet circular brick and 12 feet 8 inches by 11 
feet brick. The surface drains built turned the drainage 
system of quite a large area about Bigelow hill from a com- 
bined to a distinctly separate system. 

Recommendations. 

The work for which there is the greatest demand for the 
coming year is the building of Shepard Brook conduit, from 
Faneuil Valley Brook at North Beacon street, near Wool 
pond, to Shannon street. The estimated cost for this is about 
$91,500. 

West Roxbtjry. 

Thirty-four thousand six hundred and sixty linear feet of 
brick, concrete and pipe sewers and surface drains were built 
during 1903. 

The most important was the 8-foot circular concrete con- 
duit for Roslindale branch of Stony Brook, between Wash- 
ington and Cohasset streets, and the rebuilding of a 4-foot 
circular brick conduit in Washington street to Kittredge 
street ; also the building of house sewers in a large territory 
in the vicinity of Washington and Beech streets and Colberg 
avenue, and about 12,600 linear feet of surface drains princi- 
pally in streets which drain into the Roslindale main sewer. 
These will tend to relieve the sewer of storm water with 
which it is overcrowded at every rainfall. 

Recommendations. 

Hyde Park avenue and Belgrade avenue are ordered laid 
out and constructed under chapter 323 of the Acts of 1891. 
These streets must have complete sewerage systems, except 
that part of Hyde Park avenue between Larch place and 
point near Patten street. This part of the street will even- 



Street Department — Sewer Division. 99 

tually be drained by the West Roxbury low level sewer, and 
at present outlets can be obtained only for surface drains. 

The conduit for Roslindale branch of Stony Brook should 
be built between Cohasset and Linden streets and the brook 
improved with permanent culverts under streets, and walled 
channels in other places from Linden street to Belgrade 
avenue. The estimated cost of this is about $60,000. 

The Florence street branch of Roslindale brook should be 
built from the Roslindale brook to Poplar street. There is 
great necessity for this conduit to provide an outlet for sur- 
face water and relieve property flooded in heavy rains. 
Estimated cost is $140,000. 

Talbot avenue high level sewer, between Canterbury and 
Morton streets. The first section of this has begun and the 

O 

remainder should be pushed through to completion during 
1904. 

Sewers are badly needed in Addington street, between 
Metropolitan sewer in Weld street and Dunbar street, and 
also in the adjacent streets. Petitions have been received 
for these sewers for the past two or three years, and relief 
from present extremely unsanitary conditions are badly 
needed. 

North Dorchester. 

There have been built in this district during the past 
year, 6,064.61 linear feet of pipe sewer, 1,950.07 linear feet 
of brick surface drain, 32,431.18 linear feet of pipe surface 
drain, and 1,249 linear feet of house drain, making a total 
of 41,694.86 linear feet, or 7.90 miles. 

The principal works completed are : 

Freeport street brook, between tide-water and Pleasant 
street, the outlet for which was completed this year, and 
which also includes changes in the sewer system of Dorches- 
ter avenue and flattening of sections of the intercepting 
sewer. 

Crescent avenue brook, between the New York, New 
Haven & Hartford Railroad and Carson street. A small 
portion of 6 foot 6 inch circular brick outlet has been 
completed. 

Willow court and outlet in private land, which was recom- 
mended in last year's report, has been finished. 

The separation of the storm water in the high level area 
was the most important work in Dorchester the past year, 
both in respect to length and advantages secured. These 
latter include the draining of the Talbot avenue area, embrac- 
ing the following streets, viz. : 



100 City Document No. 40. 

Harvard street, between Blue Hill avenue and Esmond 
street. In this street the sewer was rebuilt at a lower 
grade; also a large brick surface drain, some 500 feet in 
length, to take the lateral drains from Abbot, Wales and 
Esmond streets, which in turn drain the adjacent streets. 

Other streets in this district in which the separation of 
the system was accomplished are Algonquin, Athelwold, 
Bradshaw, Bicknell, Bradlee, Chamberlain, Erie, Elmo, Fowler, 
Glen way, Glenarm, Gleason and Gay lord streets, Michigan 
avenue, Merlin street, Millett, Nottingham, McLellan, Page, 
Park, Seaver, Spencer, School, Thane and Wolcott streets ; 
also Warner and Washington streets, between Erie and 
Bowdoin streets. 

Sewers have been constructed in Claybourne street, But- 
tonwood court, Elder street extension, Geneva avenue, Levant 
and Tebroc streets. 

Private parties have constructed sewers in Downer street, 
Greeley, Greenwood and Brenton streets, Wellington road 
and Lombard way. 

Elmont street, Greenhalge street, Roseclair street, and part 
of Columbia rOad, between Button wood street and the New 
York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, have been built 
" under the Act." 

Surface drains have been constructed in Clapp street, Elton 
street and Grampian way. 

Recommendations. 

Franklin field conduit. This should be extended up to 
Blue Hill avenue, to take the flow of the old watercourse 
which now meanders through private land and constitutes a 
source of much annoyance to the abutters. 

Tenean Creek, between Westville street and Homes 
avenue. This is made necessary by the large amount of 
surface water which is brought down from Hamilton street, 
Draper street and other streets in this vicinity which have 
no storm water outlet, consequently overflowing into private 
land and causing not a little damage to the abutting property. 

Normandy street. This street will be taken care of 
during the coming year, as contract has been let for building 
the necessary sewer and surface drains. 

Tonawanda-street surface drain. This drain should 
be lowered from a point in Tonawanda street across private 
land, Lindsey street and Stratford street to Park street. 
This drain was built by private parties and takes the storm 
water from a considerable area, but was laid with poor joints 



Street Department — Sewer Division. 101 

and has become nearly filled with sand. When rebuilt it 
should be laid at a lower grade. 

Faxon-street surface drain. A drain should be built 
from a point opposite Faxon street, on the line of the 
Oakland Garden fork of Canterbury branch of Stony 
brook, through Faxon street to Washington street, to take 
the storm water from Kilton street, Millet street and other 
streets in this low country, which are flooded after nearly 
every heavy rain. 

Dorchester brook sewer. A start should be made the 
coming year on the separation of the system in the area 
drained by the Dorchester brook sewer, as the district through 
which this sewer flows has been built up so rapidly in the 
past few years that the main trunk sewer is utterly inade- 
quate to take the drainage flow. 

Coleman-street brook, in private land, between Free- 
port-street brook and Quincy street. A surface drain is 
needed to take the old brook course. 

There should also be built a surface drain in East Cottage 
street, between Norfolk avenue and the New' York, New 
Haven & Hartford Railroad bridge ; also the Crescent- 
avenue surface drain should be extended from its present end 
to Pond street. 

A surface drain should likewise be constructed in Standish 
street, between Park and Harvard streets, to connect with 
the Talbot-avenue surface drain, completed last year. 

South Dorchester. 

There have been built in this district during the past year 
15,050.69 linear feet of pipe sewers, 1,490.84 linear feet of 
brick surface drains, and 25,272.76 linear feet of pipe surface 
drains, making a total of 41,813.79 linear feet, or 7.92 miles. 

Attached to this report you will find a list of streets, 
with lengths and sizes of sewers constructed in the same. 
Many pipe sewers, which were repeatedly called for in 
petitions, were built, and some of the most important of 
these follow : 

Cedar street, between River and Manchester streets, thereby 
doing away with a great many cesspools, which were a con- 
stant menace to this district. 

Chickatawbut street, between Neponset avenue and Glide 
street, which was petitioned for many times. 

Oakland street, between River and Rockdale streets, 
thereby affording an outlet for sewers in Rockdale street 
and Rosewood street, which were also built. 



102 City Document No. 40. 

A start was made on the rebuilding of the Coffey street 
sewer, between Neponset avenue and Newhall street, from 
which we have had numerous complaints in the past. 

The sewers in Mattapan street and Tileston avenue were 
completed, thereby affording drainage to a large amount of 
property. 

The sewers in Washington street and Rockwell street 
were completed, this work having been asked for many times 
in the past. 

The sewer system for the relief of the district known as 
" Vose's Grove " has been started and, in all probability, will 
be completed during the coming year. 

In regard to the building of surface drains outside of 
chapter 383 of the Acts of 1903, the completion of Daven- 
port brook, between Van Winkle and Bailey streets was 
effected. This channel will greatly relieve the sewers in 
this vicinity, and the flooding of cellars during and after 
rains will be abated. An open ditch for the relief of the 
above brook below Adams street was also finished. 

On the Oakland brook at Mattapan the extension of the 
covered channel for a distance of about 336 feet was finished; 
also an open ditch to the New York, New Haven & Hartford 
Railroad. 

In private land, between Templeton street and Ashmont 
street, a 24-inch pipe surface drain was built, thereby abating 
a long-standing nuisance and providing a suitable outlet for 
catch-basins and catch-basin drains in Adams street, between 
Ashmont street and Oak avenue. 

Under chapter 383 of the Acts of 1903, contracts for 
two sections of the Dorchester high level sewer, from the 
Hyde Park line to Freemont street, were let and will be 
completed during the coming year. 

We have also started the separation of the system in South 
Dorchester under the foregoing act, some 22,000 linear feet 
of pipe and brick surface drains having been laid during the 
past year. 

Recommendations. 

The most important work contemplated in this district 
during the coming year should be the extension of the work 
already let on the Dorchester high level sewer through Dor- 
chester Lower Mills, Ashmont, Meeting House Hill, and 
terminating at the crossing of Blue Hill avenue and More- 
land street, Roxbury. 

The proposed Canterbury branch high level sewer, which 
has already been started in West Roxbury, should receive 



Street Department — Sewer Division. 103 

our early attention and some definite route should be decided 
upon as soon as possible. This sewer will do away with the 
Callender and Lyons streets pumping station, afford an out- 
let for Morton street and vicinity, and also provide an outlet 
for the rebuilding of the Talbot avenue sewer at a lower and 
more satisfactory grade. 

The next more important work in the district should be 
the improvement of the several brook courses, from which we 
are constantly receiving complaints. The first of these to 
receive our attention should be the Canterbury branch of 
Stony brook, between Callender and Harvard streets. This 
is a much-needed improvement and has been a source of 
great trouble to the Sewer Division. 

The Oakland-brook channel should be extended from the 
end of the present covered channel to the Neponset river; 
also the portion between the New York, New Haven & Hart- 
ford Railroad and Bismarck street should be built, as these 
sections have been repeatedly asked for by property owners 
in the vicinity. 

On the Davenport-brook channel, the portion between 
Adams street and Van Winkle street is in a very unsatis- 
factory condition. The portion in land of the Boston Ele- 
vated Railway Company and Armandine street should receive 
our earliest . attention, as we are constantly receiving peti- 
tions and threatened with suits on account of floodings from 
the same. 

By building these main channels we will provide suitable 
outlets for the separation of the system, in which the work of 
this division will be centred during the coming year. 

North Roxbury. 

There have been built in this district during the past year 
1,932.44 linear feet of brick sewer, 7,196.14 linear feet of 
pipe sewer, 2,055.95 linear feet of brick surface drain, 
30,314.41 linear feet of pipe surface drain, and 3,379.08 
linear feet of 8-inch and 6-inch pipe house drains — making 
a total of 44,878.02 linear feet, or 8.5 miles. 

The principal sewerage works completed in the district are: 
■ Fisher avenue, between Parker and Hayden streets ; Hal- 
leck street ; Smith street surface drain ; sewers and surface 
drains have also been constructed in Jersey street, Queens- 
berry street, Cummington street, Longwood avenue, Belle- 
vue street, Huntington avenue, Hillside street, Parker Hill 
avenue, Ward street, Astor street, and also in streets of the 
Smith street district. 



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Recommendations. 



Jersey street. The sewer system in this street is practi- 
cally completed, but cannot be finished until the width of 
the sidewalks is determined. 

Queensberry street. The sewer system in this street is 
practically completed, but cannot be finished until the width 
of the sidewalks is determined. 

Huntington avenue, from Tremont street to Wait street. 
This surface drain should be built to relieve the siphon at 
Calumet street. Every heavy rain causes the street to be 
flooded. 

Vila street district. Nothing has been done to remove 
the surface water from these sewers. This worli will have 
to be done in the near future. 

Fenway lands, surface drains still discharge on to private 
property. 

Muddy river conduit, nothing has been done to the old 
conduit in Brookline avenue. This matter has been discussed 
in previous reports. 

Francis street, across Muddy river. This matter has 
been discussed in previous reports and should be attended 
to, although there is not the danger of flooding that there 
used to be, as many surface drains have been built in the 
district, taking surface water from the sewers; but while 
roof water is connected with the sewers there is still some 
danger of flooding the cellars in the lower part of the district. 

South Roxbury. 

There have been built in this district during the past year, 
720.35 linear feet of brick sewer, 1,930.90 linear feet pipe 
sewer, 455.52 linear feet brick surface drain, 10,677.41 linear 
feet pipe surface drain, and 430 linear feet house drain, 
making a total of 14,214.18 linear feet, or 2.69 miles. 

The principal works completed in the district are as 
follows : 

Warren street, between Moreland street and Rockville 
park. This sewer was rebuilt at a larger size and greater 
depth to accommodate houses in this neighborhood, the 
sewage from which had been raised by pumps owned by 
private parties. 

Warren street, between Brunswick and Intervale streets. 
This was a small 15-inch pipe sewer on the line of the 
Dorchester brook sewer and connected a 2 foot by 3 foot 
brick sewer near Intervale street with a 2 foot by 2 foot 6 



Street Department — Sewer Division. 105 

inch brick sewer near Brunswick street. In time of storm 
it was the cause of the backing up of the entire system of 
sewers in the vicinity of Waumbeck, Crawford and Howland 
streets. This sewer was replaced by a 2 foot 6 inch by 3 
foot 9 inch brick sewer, which will tend to relieve this 
section. 

Cedar street, between Columbus avenue and Centre street. 
An auxiliary sewer has been built in this street to relieve 
the flooding which occurred in times of heavy storms. This 
sewer takes the water from a partial system of surface drains 
in the vicinity and delivers it to the Stony brook channel in 
Columbus avenue. 

Sewers have been built in Copeland street, Fort avenue, 
Pickering avenue and Station street; while Davenport street 
and Dunreath street have been constructed " under the Act." 

A start was made on the surface drain in Fenner street, 
which will ultimately be the outlet for the surface drainage 
system in what is known as the Ruthven street area. 

The most extensive work has been that of the separation 
of the storm water in the Metropolitan high level area. On 
completion of this system the cause of many complaints of 
flooding will be removed. 

The following is a list of streets in which this work has 
been done : 

Abbotsford street, Harold street, Homestead street, Hum- 
boldt avenue, Ruthven street, Wabeno and Wabon streets, 
Wyoming street, Hollander street and Hutchings street, 
which would be considered in the Ruthven street area ; also 
Gaston street, Gannett street, Holborn street, Otisfield 
street and Rockland avenue, which would be considered part 
of the Crawford street area ; also Cobden street. 

A start has also been made in Hampshire street, between 
Whittier and Ruggles streets, which is intended to relieve 
the low territory known as the Ruggles street district. 

Recommendations. 

Ruggles street district. The Ruggles street sewer, being 
the main outlet for the entire Bower and Sherman streets 
drainage area, is overtaxed in time of storm to such an 
extent that flooding of cellars is a common occurrence 
along the line of this street and adjacent streets, such as 
Warwick street, Haskins street, Westminster street, Auburn 
street and Shawmut avenue. The separate system should be 
established in this district during the coming year to provide 
relief for a very considerable number of complainants. 



106 City Document No. 40. 

Hammond street district. It. would be worse than use- 
less to furnish any half-way measures of relief for this 
territory, and the separate system is urgently needed for 
Hammond street, Sussex street, Greenwich street, Winsor 
street, Arnold street, Ball street and that portion of Shaw- 
mut avenue tributary to Hammond street. 

Elmwood street overflow. This is needed as a relief 
for the overcrowded trunk sewer which flows through this 
street and overflows into the Stony brook. 

Willow park, between Westminster street and Shaw- 
mut avenue. This sewer, having been built on soft ground, 
has settled so much that the house drains are nearly 
all disconnected from the main sewer and the cellars are 
flooded during rains to such an extent that many of these 
buildings are rendered untenantable. Nothing can be done 
in this street, however, until a satisfactory sewer has been 
constructed in Ruggles street. 

City Proper. 

There have been built in this district during the past 
year 390.22 linear feet of brick sewer, 4,177.34 linear feet 
of pipe sewer, 1,214.61 linear feet of pipe surface drain, 
378 linear feet 8-inch and 6-inch pipe house drain, making a 
total of 6,160.17 linear feet, or 1.17 miles. 

The principal sewerage works completed in the district 
are as follows : 

South street, from Kneeland street to Beach street; Tyler 
street, between Kneeland and Beach streets ; North street, 
between Blackstone and North Centre streets ; Albion street, 
Village street, from Dover street to Compton street; and 
Court street, between Washington and Tremont streets, 
which has been rebuilt by the Transit Commission. 

Recommendations. 

State street. The Canal-street relief sewer in Commercial 
street, which was settled by the Transit Commission, has not 
been rebuilt, and as the street has probably settled all that it 
will, the work can now be done. 

Beverly-street overflow. This matter has been mentioned 
in previous reports, but nothing has been done. 

Carleton street. Sewers are so shallow and their grades 
so flat in this district that many cases of flooding have 
occurred. The trouble comes from the low elevation of the 
surface of the streets, and from sewers that are at the upper 
end, and consequently the highest part of the system. To 
lower the outlets of the district or build a deep sewer from 



Street Department — Sewer Division. 



107 



the intercepting sewer in Camden street, as was once pro- 
posed, will cost so much that nothing has been done. 

When the sewers in the Hereford-street district are put on 
the separate system, a deep sewer from the intercepting 
sewer in Dalton street will be constructed through Norway 
street and Cumberland street nearly to the New York, New 
Haven & Hartford Railroad. When this work is done there 
will be a deep sewer within 220 feet of Carleton street, 
which can be extended through the Carleton-street district. 

Buckingham street. The problem of draining this street 
is similar to that of draining Carleton street. When the 
deep sewer near Carleton street, above referred to, is built, it 
can be extended to Buckingham street, giving the street a 
sewer which will be deep enough. ■ 

Main Drainage Works. 
These works include the main and intercepting sewers, Calf 
Pasture pumping station, Moon Island reservoir and outfall 
sewer, Lyons-street pumping station, and the care of the 
Stony brook channels. 

Main and Intercepting Sewer. 

The following tables show the amount of building, repair- 
ing, and cleaning of all tide-gates, sumps, overflows, and 
regulators of the city sewerage system, connecting with the 
metropolitan system, main drainage works, and Stony brook ; 
also the city intercepting sewers. 

Number of regulators, gates, sumps, and overflows to be 
cared for : 



Gates. 



Regulators. 



Sumps. 



Overflows. 



Brighton .... 
Charlestown . 
East Boston . 
City Proper. . 
Dorchester . . 
South Boston 
Roxbury 

Total 



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24 
36 
117 
43 
39 
29 



338 



16 
9 

15 

14 

2 

4 

1 



17 
11 
16 
37 
10 
15 



61 



114 



27 

12 

20 

65 
/ 

17 

17 
11 



169 



108 



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The length of main and intercepting sewers in the city is 
twenty-one miles. 

The following is an account of the work done during the 
past year : 



Sewers cleaned . 








3|- miles 


New tide-gates built . 








22 


" sumps built 








3 


" overflows built . 








13 


Vapor-gates built 








9 


Regulators repaired . 








59 


Tide-gates repaired . 








293 


Flushing gates repaired 








14 


Manholes repaired 








235 


Sumps repaired 








62 


Manhole steps put in 








483 


Old tide-gates replaced by new 






62 


Loads of sewage matter removed from tide gates, 




sumps and regulators ..... 


4,234 


Total length of Stony Brook water-course to be 




cared for and inspected after each storm . 


6£ miles 


Loads of material removed 


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3,423 



Pumping Station, Calf Pasture. 

The following repairs and alterations were made during 
the year : 

Battery of three boilers of 185 pounds steam pressure 
installed and put in operation. 

North side gate in filth hoist replaced by new one, dimen- 
sions, 7 feet by 6| feet. 

New cylinder on No. 1 engine. 

New cylinder on Davidson feed pump. 

Extensive repairs made on sludge tank. 

Tar and gravel roof on coal shed renewed. 

Coal run replanked and repaired. 

Pier for out-board bearing of crank shaft of new No. 5 
pumping engine built. 

Extension of engine-house completed, containing offices, 
machine shop, carpenter shop, stock-room, and lavatories. 
This extension completes the main building at the pumping 
station on the lines of the original design. 



Recommendations. 

The following will be necessary on or before the going into 
commission of the new No. 5 pump : 
New electric plant. 



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New galleiy gates connecting galleries with pump wells, 
ten in number. 

12-inch water main to station. The old 6-inch main in 
use at the present time will be insufficient to furnish water 
for the pumping station and the Bay State Gas Works when 
the new pump is in operation. 

Two new 48-inch force mains connecting No. 5 pump with 
the pipe chamber at westerly end of deposit sewers. 

The following are also urgently needed : 

Electric lights on the road from railroad to pumping 
station. 

Electricity needed for lighting can be furnished by the new 
electric plant. 

The road from the railroad to the pumping station should 
be macadamized and new fences built. 

Lyons-street Pumping Station. 

Lyons-street pumping station has been operated in a very 
satisfactory manner. Nothing has been required but a few 
minor repairs. 

Moon Island. 

The gates are being repaired and renewed throughout the 
entire main gate-house, as fast as conditions will admit. 
Some portions are being replaced by iron and some by com- 
position. The life of these metals under the conditions 
existing here has been very clearly demonstrated, and the 
economical value of each defined. 

The removal of an upper gate, with all of the bolts, frame 
and guides, is both a difficult and expensive matter. No 
provision whatever was made to shut off any water or bulk- 
head the opening, and it is with much danger and difficulty 
that this work is done. The early or late discharge of the 
basins, the large flow of sewage, the bad odor and gas caused 
by the churning of the sewage, and the unbearable conditions 
there during the summer months, make this work progress 
slowly. 

The bolts around the wheel of the turbine have been 
renewed and other repairs made. 

Repairs have been made on steam piping, steam and hot 
water traps and pump, placing all in good condition. 

Repairs have been made on the bottom of two divisions of 
the reservoir, and some pointing done in six-foot gallery and 
around the outlet. 

The gates at the outlet gate-house and the mechanism for 
operating the same have been renewed. This gate is under 



110 City Document No. 40. 

a considerable headmost of the time, and is subjected to hard 
usage. In renewing it was made extra strong and heavy. 

Some repairs have been made on the roadway and embank- 
ments, and they are now in good order. 

The iron fence around the reservoir has been painted, also 
some of the buildings. 

Repairs have been made on the house and barn at Squan- 
tum, and on a portion of the wooden fence on the road from 
the island to Squantum. 

Recommendations. 

Some of the additions and repairs necessary the coming 
year are as follows : 

A gasoline hoisting engine to assist in raising the outfall 
gates when necessary. 

New iron stairways or steps to get in or out of the divi- 
sions of the reservoirs. 

A new line of water-pipe, to carry water to wash off the 
walls in gallery and basins, for cleaning purposes. 

Finishing the building of the fences on embankment to 
Squantum, and around the connection chamber; and also the 
building of gates at entrance to grounds and the property of 
the City of Boston at Squantum. 

There is considerable pointing necessary on the old walls 
of reservoir, on the bottom of No. 4 basin, on the outlet 
sewers, on the sea wall to Moon Island, and on the building 
at outlet. 

A little pointing is also necessary on the basin side of long 
gate-house. 

A new shaft in the turbine well is needed, and also a shaft 
to the gate around the turbine. 

The rip-rap around the island is somewhat disturbed and 
should be relaicl, and attention given to places where there is 
a wash around the footing course. 

Stony Brook. 

The construction on the 15 1 by 20-foot conduit, with the 
2 by 3£ feet West Roxbury low level sewer in connection, 
continued to about 90 feet south of the south line of Green 
street, parallel with the old brook course. This work was 
discontinued on March 21, 1903, through lack of appropria- 
tion. A flume now diverts the flow from the open channel 
into the completed conduit at a point about 25 feet south of 
Green street. 



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This conduit should be continued as soon as possible to 
Forest Hills. The old channel, especially in the most thickly 
populated part of its course, in the vicinity of Green street, 
is a constant menace to the health of the people living about 
there. It is found necessary to clean the bed of the brook 
quite frequently, otherwise the conditions would become 
unbearable. All preliminary surveys, plans, etc., for the 
continuance of this work are completed. 

The necessity for rebuilding the channel extending from 
the old gate-house to Elmwood street is only too apparent ; 
its dangerous condition has been referred to in many previous 
reports. 

A section of the old double channel in Downing street, near 
the new Cabot street bath-house, has been replaced by a 6 by 
8-foot brick conduit. A 12-inch pipe was laid on both sides 
of this conduit to provide for sewerage. In Whittier street a 
15-inch pipe was replaced. This constitutes the entire work 
performed in this locality. 

The plan proposed to eliminate, the pollution in the Fens 
Pond is being carried out. Borings, surveys and plans from 
Huntington avenue to the Charles River were completed and 
a line settled upon. Excavation started September 21, 1903. 
A concrete conduit 13 feet 6 inches by 26 feet 4 inches con- 
nects the Commissioners' channel at Huntington avenue with 
the proposed gate-house, and is about half finished. Two brick 
conduits, one 12 by 12 feet and the other a 7-foot circular 
shape adjoining, are being built to serve as foul flow chan- 
nels for the Commissioners' channel and the old channel of 
Stony Brook, respectively, and to extend from the location of 
the proposed gate-house to Charles River. 

The following is the amount of work done between Febru- 
ary 1, 1903, and February 1, 1904: 

48 linear feet 15f by 20 foot brick conduit, Jamaica Plain. 
102 " " 36 " 38 " " sewer, Green street. 

48 " " 24 " 42 " 
120 " " 6 " 8 " " conduit, Downing street. 

24 " " stone reducers. 

20 " " 12-inch iron pipe, Downing street. 
356 " •' 12 " pipe sewers, Whittier street. 
125 " " 15 " " tl " lt 

714 kt " 7 by 12 foot brick conduit, Fenway. 
301 " " 13 foot 6 inch by 26 foot 4 inch concrete 
conduit, Fenway. 

Entrance Fees, Permits and Assessments. 

Entrance fees to the amount of $4,337.18 have been col- 
lected from estates upon which no sewer assessment was 



112 



City Document No. 40. 



ever paid, in accordance with chapter 38, section 10, of the 
Revised. Ordinances of 1898. 

Bills for sewer assessments, amounting to $784.66, 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 five hundred and eighty-four (1,584) per- 
mits have been issued to licensed drain-layers to make con- 
nections 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. 

Nine hundred and twelve (912) permits have been issued 
to district foremen 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 144,602 feet of sewers and appurtenances, cost- 
ing $667,367. 

Respectfully, 

George Phillips, 

Deputy Superintendent. 



Catch-basins built February 1, 1903, to January 31, 1904. 





Number. 






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111 
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23 
39 
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Report of Sludge Received in and Removed from the Deposit 
Sewer for Twelve Months ending January 31, 1904. 



Month. 



Received. 
Cubic Yards. 



Removed. 
Cubic Yards. 



1903. 

February 

March 

April 

May 

June 

July 

August 

September 

October 

November 

December 

1904. 

January 

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799 

590 

1,098 

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829 

1,068 

970 

861 

828 

761 



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742 

560 

915 

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Balance on hand, February 1, 1904, 1,689 cubic yards. 

Daily average number of gallons pumped for 1903, 
88,804,669. 

The sewer diagrams first published in 1902 are republished 
in this report, in response to requests of many engineers and 
employees of this department for these diagrams for use in 
sewer calculation. 



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OBJECTS OF EXPENDITURES. 

and Moon 



Pumping Station 

Island . 
Tow-boat . . $23,785 44 

Less paid by Sanitary 

Division . . 11,255 03 



Main and intercepting sewers 



$119,366 15 



12,530 41 
30,499 25 



Maintenance 
Maintenance 



$162,395 81 

Pumping Station, Lyons Street, Dorchester. 

8,560 20 

8,005 30 

11,644 41 



Stony Brook. 



Miscellaneous Maintenance Charges. 

Office and engineering force, salaries and expenses, 

Current expenses of yards, lockers, 

stables, etc $56,407 97 

Less amount earned b}^ depart- 
ment teams and engines . . 28,262 14 



Repairing and cleaning catch-basins, sewers and 
general repairs ...... 

House connections, work for other departments, 
incidentals, etc. ...... 

Hardware, tools, rubber goods, etc. 

Telephones not included elsewhere 

Increase of stock at yards ..... 

Sewerage Works. 
Pumping Station at Moon Island .... 

Seicer Construction . 
South Boston . . $56,734 08 

11,286 75 



28,145 83 

51,852 18 

10,983 83 
3,094 02 
1,318 29 
2,679 39 

8288,679 26 
$116,298 81 



East Boston 
Charlestown 
Brighton 
West Roxbury 
Dorchester . 
Roxbury 
City Proper 



37,075 81 

98,091 97 

128,951 29 

187,502 67 

101,645 66 

66,734 14 



— 688,022 37 



Miscellaneous Construction Charges. 

Ollice and engineering force, salaries and expenses, 
Hardware, tools, rubber goods, and damages . 
New manholes ....... 

Carried forvmrd ...... 



73,099 01 

24,243 50 

8,684 00 

$910,347 69 



116 



City Document No. 40. 



Brought forward . 

Sundries ........ 

Stony Brook improvement (construction and engi- 
neering) ........ 



$910,347 69 

17,862 15 

65,214 84 

$993,424 68 



East Boston 
Brighton 
West Roxbury 
Dorchester . 
Roxbury 



Separate Systems of Drainage. 

Sewer Construction. 

$2,361 31 

17.714 51 

24.715 19 
135,840 83 

83,143 26 



Miscellaneous charges, engineers' salaries, sun- 
dries, and expenses . . 



Charles River Basin. 

Sewer Construction. 
Foul flow channel, Stony Brook .... 
Miscellaneous charges, engineers' salaries, expenses, 
and sundries ....... 



Construction of Highways Already Laid 
Sewer Construction. 

South Boston .... $70,020 32 

East Boston .... 62,023 96 

Charlestown . . . . 1,791 31 

West Roxbury . . . . 279 83 

Roxbury 59,375 94 

City Proper . . . . 6,848 04 



$263,775 10 

23,65.6 01 
$297,431 11 

$240,057 41 

19,831 30 
$259,888 71 
Out. 



Miscellaneous 


charges . 


• 


• 


• 




Highways, Making of. 






Sewer 


Constructi 


on. 




South Boston 
Charlestown 






$2,662 03 
4,865 60 


West Roxbury 
Dorchester . 






3,154 
9,756 


37 
94 


Roxbury 
City Proper 






6,591 
11,354 


89 
92 



,339 40 
10,596 03 

$210,935 43 



Miscellaneous charges 



?38,385 75 
11,815 75 

,201 50 



Summary of Sewer Construction for the Twelve Months Ending January 31, 1904. 



Schedule of Sewers Built to Date in the City of Boston, February 1, 1904. 



City Proper. . 
East Boston. . 
Charlestown . 
South Boston 

Roxbury 

West Roxbury 
Dorchester . . . 
Brighton 

Totals. . . . 



Built by tin- City by 

Contract 

or Day Labor. 



lin. ft. 

6,857.88 
13,956.85 

2,974.25 
14,417.50 
58,280.70 
30,235.07 
81,063.17 

8,882.15 



210,667.57 



Private Parties. 



lin. ft. 
1,031.29 



1,031.50 

4,623.73 

2,445.48 

774.96 



Jan. 31, 1304. 



lin. ft. 

7,889.17 
13,956.86 

2,974.25 
14,417.50 
59,312.20 
34,858.80 
83,508.65 

9,657.11 



226,574.53 



Summary of Sewer Construction for Five Years Previous to February 1, 1904. 





18!) 9. 


1900. 


1001. 


1903. 


1003. 


Built by the City by Contract oi 


Day Labor, 


lin. ft. 
99,772.15 
17,955.05 


lin. ft. 
78,255.92 
15,438.28 


lin. ft. 
122,092.52 
14,004.67 


lin. ft. 
120,871.32 
9,922.02 


lin. ft. 
216,667.57 
9,906.96 








117,727.20 


93,694.20 


136,097.19 


130,793.34 


226,574.53 







City Proper. . . . 
East Boston . . . 
Charlestown . . . 
South Boston. . 

Roxbury 

West Roxbury. 
Dorchester .... 
Brighton 



Built During 

Twelve 

Months Ending 

Jan. 31, 1004. 



lin. ft. 

7,889.17 
13,956.85 

2,974.25 
14,417.50 
59,312.20 
34,858.80 
83,508.65 

9,657.11 



Totals 226.574.53 

Length built previous to January 31, 1903 

Total 

Length of Intercepting Sewer 

Total 

Total Mileage of Streets Containing Sewerage Works. 



Leugtb Rebuilt* 
and Abandoned 
During the Twelve 
Months Ending 



lin. ft. 
1,618.00 



941.15 
1,710.10 
2,952.55 

146.85 
1,185.37 



lin. ft. 

6,271.17 
13,956.85 

2,033.10 
12,707.40 
56,359.65 
34,711.95 
82,323.28 

9,657.11 



218,020.51 



1.19 
2.64 
0.39 
2.41 

10.67 
6.67 

15.59 
1.83 



41.29 
573.99 
615.28 

24.12 



40 



Street Department — Sewer Division. 



117 



Laying Out and Construction of Highways. 

Chapter 478 of the Acts 1900. 
Sewer Construction. 



East Boston 
South Boston 
Charlestown 
West Roxbury 
Dorchester . 
Roxbury 
City Proper 



Miscellaneous charges 



816,867 36 

29,384 46 

930 88 

135 98 

78 00 

30,776 78 

6,368 66 



$84,542 12 
8,003 77 



)2,545 89 



Abolishment of Grade Crossings. 

Sewer Construction. 

South Boston $196 58 

Dorchester 1,928 88 

$2,125 46 

Stony Brook Damages. 
Damages to Boston Belting Co. .... $186,106 58 



Dorchester Street. 



Sewer construction 



$8,008 07 



Recapitulation. 

Street Department, Sewer Division . . . $288,679 26 

Sewerage Works ....... 993,424 68 

Construction of Highways Already Laid Out . . 210,935 43 

Highways, Making Of 50,20150 

Separate Systems of Drainage .... 297,431 11 

Charles River Basin 259,888 71 

Laying Out and Construction of Highways, Chapter 

478 of the Acts 1900 92,545 89 

Abolishment of Grade Crossings .... 2,125 46 

Stony Brook Damages 186,106 58 

Dorchester street 8,008 07 

$2,389,346 69 



118 City Document No. 40. 



APPENDIX F. 



REPORT OF THE DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT OF THE 
STREET CLEANING DIVISION. 



921, 922, 923 Teemont Building, 

Boston, February 1, 1904. 

Hon. James Donovan, 

Superintendent of Streets : 

Dear Sir, — I have the honor to submit the annual report 
of the Street Cleaning Division of this department for the 
year ending January 31, 1904. 

Special Work. 

The work of this division has been of a routine character 
for recent years, and the force, it may be said, is now on a 
permanent basis, the men making full time the year round, 
independently of climatic or other conditions. 

The only special work of the past year deserving partic- 
ular mention is the erection of an office building in Charles- 
town, which is entirely adequate for the purpose. 

An attempt has been made to improve the West End 
stable, for which provision was made in an appropriation of 
$5,000. The difficulty of making an old building as good 
as new was never more forcibly recognized than in this 
instance. Although fully instructed as to the object for 
which this appropriation was made, and after a very careful 
study of the premises, a firm of architects submitted plans 
for improvements which, if carried out to their just comple- 
tion, would have involved an expenditure far in excess of 
the amount allotted by the City Council. This may be an 
argument in favor of the utter demolition of the present 
structure and the erection of one up to date, which, it is 
respectfully submitted, has been the opinion of the writer 
from the time he first looked into the needs of this division. 
It would ultimately be economy to put up a first-class stable 
in this district, and it is a question of time only when it must 
be done. The present building is a shell, more or less 
unsafe and entirely inadequate. 



Street Department — Street Cleaning Division. 119 



Snow. 

It would be no exaggeration to include under the head of 
special work what follows on the subject of snow; for never 
has this division, not to speak of the entire department, 
been so heavily taxed as during the current year of snow and 
ice ; and the worst, perhaps, is yet to come. The weather 
bureau, the public press, every one admits there has been 
more snow, more ice, more cold than has ever been known in 
the city's history. According to the United States Weather 
Bureau, about five feet of snow have fallen up to date. The 
first snow-fall came on November 6. The ground has been 
covered with snow since December 26. The temperature 
has been extremely low and steady. 

It has been the custom in the past to tabulate the cost of 
this item of expense by districts. In this report, and for the 
future, it will show in one grand total. The figure set 
against it must not be considered a part of this story. It is 
not misleading, nevertheless, if it be remembered that the 
report is for the financial year ending January 31, 1904. 

The sum of $37,512.44 covers the snow work of Novem- 
ber and December of 1902 and January, 1903. If one may 
base an inference on the expense of the past four weeks — 
and all signs point to a prolonged winter — it is conserva- 
tively estimated that it will cost this division alone $65,000 
before the last vestige of snow will have disappeared. No 
figure, or set of figures, can tell the stor}^ of snow-bound 
Boston during the winter of 1903. 

Coal Expense. 

The coal strike of 1902, which cost this division during 
the past year $1,206.23, shows a continued service into the 
present financial year at an additional expense of $421.23, 
making a total cost on this account $1,627.96. 

Stables. 

As was intimated in the last report, the South Boston 
stable has proved to be a source of expense to this division ; 
and if, as it appears probable, Dorchester be made during 
the coming year a part of the Street Cleaning Division area 
to be cared for by the South Boston force, as it is now being 
more or less regularly done, then it would be in the line of 
wise progress to be on the lookout for more central and more 
commodious quarters. 



120 City Document No. 40. 

Nothing has been done to improve the stable in Roxbury. 
The live and the rolling stock have suffered in consequence. 

Stock. 

An improvement may be recorded in the character of the 
horses. Most of those that had been condemned have been 
disposed of. The rolling stock has been kept in fair repair 
and some of the carts been made as good as new. The 
harness stock has been added to and is in a very creditable 
condition. 

There is much to be done, however, to make the equip- 
ment ail that it should be. New carts must be purchased or 
made, particularly if the lines of the division be extended ; 
and it will be necessary, also, to buy a few more sweeping 
machines. 

Paper Litter. 

This subject has been so thoroughly thrashed that there is 
little left to be said or suggested. It does seem strange that 
it should continue to be the serious problem of the division. 

If the people, who will so indifferently throw their papers, 
their candy boxes, their fruit peelings into the highways, 
were cautioned by the police, and, if necessary, brought into 
the court and made to pay a fine, and all the facts judiciously 
exploited in the daily papers, the public would soon learn 
that they did these offensive things at their financial peril. 

But the above are not the only or worst offenders. Much 
of the litter that makes the streets so unsightly comes almost 
directly out of the stores, the receptacles for holding the 
store dirt varying in size, material and offensiveness. It is 
not uncommon to see in front of a large establishment a hat- 
box, a soap-box, a dilapidated barrel, a dry goods box, all 
piled up with store litter of every kind. This should not be 
tolerated, and some means should be taken to prevent it. 

Push Cart Work. 

The importance of this work is fully recognized both by 
this department and the public. When it was started in 
March of 1891 it was considered an auxiliary feature more 
or less tentative, and consequently very insignificant in its 
equipment. The force consisted at that time of a foreman 
and about twenty laborers. To-day it numbers seventy-five 
men, consisting of a foreman, four sub-foremen, and seventy 
laborers. .It is the only branch of the service which has 
grown numerically and in importance from year to year, and 



Street Department — Street Cleaning Division. 121 

there is a constant demand from the business section particu- 
larly for its further development and extension. 

Public Alleys. 

The fifty or more public alleys of Boston, like those that are 
private, may be aptly called the filth tributaries of the public 
streets. These alleys are a constant source of complaint, 
and it is exasperating to receive these complaints from the 
better sections of the city. Regular cleanings are demanded, 
and more complaints and requests have come regarding pub- 
lic alleys than from the ordinary streets of the entire city. 
The Back Bay gang cleans these alleys regularly, and will 
never be able to give better service until more money is 
allowed the division. 

Dumps. 

This is another of the serious problems confronting this 
division. It is iteration and reiteration to state that provision 
must be made for more dumping places. The Mill Pond in 
Charlestown is about filled in, and that section of the city 
must find a place for its sweepings either in distant Somer- 
ville, or, as was recommended in the report of last year, be 
taken to a scow to be located at the Charles River avenue 
bridge, which would also accommodate the West and the 
North End gangs. Steps have been taken to make such 
provision, and it is probable that a new scow will be carrying- 
street sweepings from this place during the coming year. 

New Districts. 

There has been a persistent demand from the residents of 
Dorchester for a regular street cleaning force. They are 
not satisfied with an occasional cleaning of Dorchester avenue 
and its main tributaries. The conditions that obtain there 
now are truly rural, and the citizens cannot be blamed if 
they demand more urban service. An estimate has already 
been submitted of the cost of establishing and maintaining a 
small force which will care for at least the northern part of 
Dorchester, and it is very probable that in a month or two 
this section of the city will be receiving regular and satisfying 
service. All of Dorchester, in fact all of that section of 
Roxbury south of Dudley street, West Roxbury, Jamaica 
Plain and Brighton should be under the care of the Street 
Cleaning Division. Whatever street cleaning is done in 
these sections to-d;iy is by the Paving Division. 



122 



City Document No. 40. 



It may be a question of years when Boston will have a 
street cleaning force that will cover the entire city. It 
certainly is to be wished for, and it is, in the opinion of the 
writer, only a question of money — more liberal appropriations 
and it would soon be a consummation. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Joseph J. Norton, 

Deputy Superintendent. 



FINANCIAL STATEMENT. 




General Appropriation. 




Appropriation 1903-1904 


$375,000 00 


Transferred from Police Department 


3,226 25 


Transferred from Registry Department . 


669 20 


Transferred from Weights and Measures Depart- 




ment ........ 


719 68 


Transferred from Wire Department 


2,944 53 


Transferred from Surplus Revenue 


21,066 45 


Total Amount of Appropriation 


$403,626 11 


Total Expenditures ..... 


$403,626 11 


Special Loan. 




Amount appropriated for erecting Office Building 




in Charlestown ...... 


$3,000 00 


Total Amount Expended .... 


$3,000 00 


Special Loan. 




Yard for Street Cleaning Division, West End : 




Amount of Loan ...... 


$5,000 00 


Amount expended ...... 


350 00 


Unexpended ...... 


$4,650 00 


Objects of Expenditures. 




Super in ten clence . 




Salary of Superintendent ..... 


$3,000 00 


Office pay-rolls . . . . . , 


4,296 05 


Stationery ........ 


406 20 


Printing ........ 


1,003 13 


Board of Horses, not mentioned elsewhere 


266 00 


Telephone service ...... 


862 05 



1,833 43 



Street Department — Street Cleaning Division. 123 

Machine Siceeping of Paved Streets. 

This includes cost of sweeping, loading and removal of 
street dirt. 

District 1, South Boston $15,994 26 

District 2, East Boston 6,01151 

District 3, Charlestown 11,027 18 

District 7, Roxbury . • . . . . 15,036 61 

District 8, South End : 

Up-town gang ....... 13,043 75 

Down-town gang ...... 35,068 14 

District 9, Back Bay 6,033 67 

District 10, West End 15,284 64 

District 10, North End 15,528 79 

$133,028 55 
Total length of miles cleaned, 13,125. 



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, Roxbury 
District 8, South End : 

Up-town gang . 

Down-town gang 
District 9, Back Bay . 



Total length of gutters cleaned, 2,637. 

Cost of Maintaining Dumps. 

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 



$2,041 89 
3,102 14 
2,496 41 
2,211 16 

3,537 56 

57 44 

4,865 88 

$18,312 48 



$445 


73 


237 


00 


476 


50 


474 


60 


474 


60 


500 


25 


460 


43 


265 


45 


224 


70 



$3,559 26 



124 



City Document No. 40. 



Removing Snoio. 

This includes labor on crossings, in streets, and carting of 
snow. It also includes the snow work of the patrol system. 



Labor and teaming 



$37,512 44 



Miscellaneous. 

This shows the cost of such work as may not be character- 
ized the same in all districts. 



District 1, South Boston 


$702 25 


District 2, East Boston 


73 00 


District 3, Charlestown 


434 11 


District 7, Roxbury . . 


983 50 


District 8, South End : 




Up-town gang .... 


1,447 35 


Down -town gang . 


847 65 


District 9, Back Bay . 


76 65 


District 10, West End 


154 40 


District 10, North End 


105 40 




$4,824 31 



Patrolling by Districts. 

This includes the cost of picking up and the removal of 
refuse papers, etc., from the streets. 



District 1, Sonth 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 . 



Labor and teaming 



Carting Coal. 



1,808 


70 


689 


00 


25 


04 


73 


95 


448 


38 


307 


98 


76 


64 



1,429 69 



$421 73 



Labor and teaming 



Public Alleys. 



$260 64 



Street Department — Street Cleaning Division. 125 



Push-cart Patrol System. 




Superintendence, inspection, etc. . 


$7,136 83 


Push-carts, labor, teaming, etc. 


49,335 66 


Paper patrolling ...... 


5,199 97 


Stock ........ 


1,325 90 


Miscellaneous work ..... 


3,996 43 


Holidays ....... 


6,504 13 


Repairs at station, 95 Columbus avenue 


125 65 


Sundries, repairs, etc. .... 


2,534 76 




$76,159 33 



/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: 

Labor, including the cost of feeders, hostlers, 
broom-makers, watchmen, yardmen, messenger, 

hay, grain, etc. ...... $56,532 68 

Cart and carriage repairs ..... 5,294 94 

Horseshoeing . . . . . . . 3,899 75 

Harness repairs . . . . . . . 1,99721 

Sweeping machine repairs . . . . . 2,714 55 

Stable and shed repairs ..... 1,382 09 

Street car tickets ...... 650 00 

Tool repairs ....... 246 16 

Veterinary service and medicine .... 2,005 85 

Board and care of horses not mentioned elsewhere . 559 00 

$75,282 23 
See Patrol System. 

Stock Account. 

Broom stock furnished . . . . . $5,073 89 

Harnesses and horse furnishings purchased . . 1,433 45 

Horses purchased . . . . . . 2,899 20 

Tools purchased . . . . . . 1,408 66 

$10,815 20 
See Patrol System. 

Miscellaneous. 

Holidays $20,373 64 

Scow (cost of disposal at sea of 34,099 loads of 

street dirt) 8,814 25 

Carried forward $29,187 89 



126 



City Document No. 40. 



Brought forward . ..... $29,187 89 

Sundries . * . 1,948 59 

Annuity 300 00 

Office, Charlestown, in excess of amount expended 

under Special Loan ...... 106 11 

$31,542 59 

G-eneral Recapitulation of Expenses. 

Superintendence $9,833 43 

Machine sweeping of paved streets . . . 133,028 55 

Cleaning gutters . . . . . . 18,312 48 

Maintaining dumps . . . . . . 3,55926 

Removal of snow and ice . . . . 37,512 44 

Miscellaneous work ... . ... . 4,824 31 

Paper patrolling 3,429 69 

Carting coal . . . . '. . . 421 73 

Cleaning public alleys ...... 260 64 

Patrol system, push-carts ..... 76,159 33 

Stable and yard expenses ..... 75,282 23 

Stock account 10,815 20 

Miscellaneous 31,542 59 



$404,981 88 



Of this amount, the sum of $1,355.77 was paid by other 
divisions and departments for work done, etc., thus making 
the net expenses of this division, as shown in the financial 
statement, $403,626.11. 



Income. 

Amount of bills deposited with the City Collector during 
the financial year ending January 31, 1904, $1,662.83. 



Street Department — Street Cleaning Division. 127 



Table Showing the Number of Loads of Street Dirt Removed. 



Districts. 


Number of 
loads of dirt 
removed. 


Cost per load of 
cleaning streets 
and removing 
to dumps, in- 
cluding fore- 
man's superin- 
tendence. 


1 


24,459 

6,436 

9,039 

10,434 

10,866 

17,403 

5,007 

7,634 

8,659 


$0 73 


2 


1 41 


3 


1 49 


7 


1 65 


( Up-town gang 

8 J 


1 52 

2 01 


9 


2 17 


( West End 


2 00 


io 5 

( North End 


1 79 






Total 


99,937 
5,476 

848 




Removed by push-cart patrol system 

Removed by district push-carts 


Barrels and bag 
loads. 

77,509 


Removed by paper patrol 


31,079 








Total 


106,261 


108, 58S 







Total number of cart loads removed 

Total number of barrel and bag loads removed. 



,106,261 

108,588 



Thirty-four thousand and ninety-nine (34,099) loads of 
these street sweepings (or 32 per cent.) were delivered at 
the dumping scow at Fort Hill Wharf, the towing of which 
to sea cost twenty-five (25) cents per load. 



Public Waste Parrels. 

Total number of waste barrels emptied 
Total number of subway barrels emptied 



10,043 
3,333 



Total 



13,376 



128 



City Document No. 40. 



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 



13,125 

2,637 

105,413 

3,600 

108,588 

10,043 

3,333 



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 — Part of stable on Rutherford avenue. City- 
stable . 

Charlestown — Office building on Rutherford avenue. City 
property. 

Erected during the year : 

Roxbury — Part of stable, Highland street. City stable. 
South End — Part of stable, 650 Albany street. City stable. 
West End — Part of stable, North Grove street. City stable. 
Back Bay — Lease of building, 95 Columbus avenue. 



Steeet Department — Street Watering Division. 129 



APPENDIX G. 



REPORT OF THE DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT OF 
THE STREET WATERING DIVISION. 



801-803 Tremont Building, 

Boston, February 1, 1904. 

Hon. James Donovan, 

Superintendent of Streets : 

Dear Sir, — 1 respectfully submit the annual report of 
the Street Watering Division of the Street Department for 
the financial year ending January 31, 1904. 

All public streets were watered at an expense of 
$164,104.74. 

The season opened March 14, and continued until 
November 15, after which time no watering was needed. 
Considered as a whole the season was cool, and what might 
be determined wet, although somewhat dryer than 1902. 
For the first time the street mileage remained stationary, and 
the increase in expense over last year was due in part to the 
weather and a slight increase in the inspection force. 

The Bennington-street Boulevard and the Strandway will 
be finished in time for watering next year, and the watering 
of these roads and the demand in the outlying sections for 
increased wettings suggest a substantial increase in the 
appropriation for the division. Repeated references have 
been made to the necessity of adequate funds to maintain 
the high grade efficiency of the service. 

Yours respectfully, 

Ambrose Woods, 

Deputy Superintendent. 



FINANCIAL STATEMENT. 

Amount of appropriation ..... $165,000 00 

Amount of expenditures . . . . 164,104 74 

Balance $895 26 



130 



City Document Xo. 40. 



Object of Expenditures. 



Salaries and labor 
Teaming .... 
Water-posts, repairs, etc. 
Board of horses . 
Shoeing and clipping . 
Veterinary services and medicine 
Harness and supplies . 
Horses, purchase of, and hire 
Vehicles, purchase of, repairs, etc 
Printing .... 
Stationery and postage 
Bicycles, repairs, etc. . 
Telephone service 
General supplies . . . 

Total . 



$18,932 11 

135,218 00 

2,758 94 

791 96 

141 75 

142 83 
149 50 
576 00 

1,081 03 
186 02 
106 70 
621 30 
115 50 
283 10 



464,104 74 



Objects of Expenditures, Classified by Districts, from 
February 1, 1903, to January 31, 1904. 



Districts. 



Teaming. 



Labor. 



Maintenance. 



Totals. 



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

Brighton .. 

Dorchester 

West Roxbury 

Roxbury 

Back Bay 

South End 

City Proper. . . 

Totals 



$11,364 00 
7,637 50 
6,000 00 
11,410 00 
20,110 00 
17,870 00 
24,266 50 
14,015 00 
11,487 50 
14,057 50 



$1,123 50 
1,123 50 
561 75 
1,123 50 
1,685 25 
1,6S5 25 
1,685 25 
1,685 25 
1,123 50 
2,247 00 



$970 74 

679 52 

533 90 

1,019 27 

1,844 40 

1,553 18 

1,892 94 

1,019 27 

970 74 

1,359 03 



$13,458 24 
9,440 52 
7,095 65 
13,552 77 
23,639 65 
21,108 43 
27,844 69 
16,719 52 
13,581 74 
17,663 53 



$13S,21S 00 



$14,043 75 



$11,842 99 



$164,104 74 



Expenditures since 1899. 

The expenditures since 1&99, when the city assumed, for 
the first time, the watering of paved streets, are as follows : 



1899 


. $174,625 97 


1900 


. 174,742 45 


1901 


. 164,259 36 


1902 


. 160,147 25 


1903 


. 164,104 74 



Street Department — Street Watering Division. 131 



Amount of Water used in 1903. 

• Capacity of two-horse cart (gallons) 
Average loads thrown per day, per cart 
Total gallons thrown per day, per cart . 
Number of cart days worked 
Total a;allons of water used . 



600 

26 

15,600 

27,644 

431,246,400 



Distribution of Carts, showing Entire Amount of Work Done. 



Districts. 



Hired 
Carts. 



Number 

Miles 
Covered. 



Average 
per 
Cart. 



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

Brighton 

West Roxbury 
Dorchester. . . . 

Roxbury 

Back Bay 

South End 

City Proper. . . 
Totals 



20 
14 
11 
21 
32 
38 
39 

211 

I 

20 y 

28 J 



40 
25 

22 
41 
76 
92 



83 



2.00 
1.78 
2.00 
1.95 
2.38 
2.40 
2.21 

1.20 



244 



465 



1.99 



132 



City Document No. 40. 



Location of Water Posts by Districts. 



Districts. 


Year. 


Electric 


1891 


1897 


1898 


1899 


1900 


1901 


1902 


1903 


Hydrants. 


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

Brighton 

West Roxbury, 
Dorchester .... 

City Proper. . . 


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 
SI 
100 
73 
68 


39 
42 
22 
50 
84 
101 
75 
73 


39 
43 
22 
50 
85 
101 
75 
73 


39 
43 
22 
50 

85 
102 

75 
72 


5 


Totals 


271 


397 


451 


490 


473 


486 


488 


488 


5 


Note. — Durin 


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ear 12 


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posts erected. 



Street Department — Bridge Division. 133 



APPENDIX H. 



REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONERS FOR THE BOSTON 
AND CAMBRIDGE BRIDGES . 



Cambridge-street Bridge. 

Put in new decking and covered the whole with two-inch 
spruce plank ; repaired draw, put in new flaps and repaired 
sidewalks. The down-stream draw-pier being very much 
decayed, we took out all the old plank, pieced out the timber 
where necessary, and covered the whole pier with new two- 
inch spruce plank. 

The end wall on the Boston side of bridge fell, and we 
had the wall and stone pier rebuilt and pointed with Port- 
land cement. 

The drawtenders on this bridge also take care of Western- 
avenue bridge. They sweep the bridges in summer when 
necessary, and keep the sidewalks free from snow and ice in 
winter, and make all ordinary repairs. 

There have been a great many more openings of the draw 
this year than last year. 

Canal or Craigie Bridge. 

A new sidewalk two hundred and fifty feet long was built 
on the up-stream Boston end of the bridge by putting in new 
timber, new deck plank and a brick surface ; a new fence was 
built and painted ; and the roadway, sidewalks and fences on 
Cambridge end of bridge were repaired. An iron plate was 
placed under main posts of draw to keep it from settling; a 
new deck was laid over the draw and it was sheathed three 
times. The machinery connected with engine to move the 
draw was repaired. 

Ordinary repairs, sweeping sidewalks and keeping side- 
walks clear from snow and ice, draw and piers, are done by 
the drawtenders employed on the bridge. 

Some repairs to the bridge on the Cambridge end will have 
to be done for the safety of the bridge. We do not intend to 
do any more than is necessary, as we expect the Com- 
missioners who are to build the dam will soon begin work 
and assume control of the old bridge. 



134 City Document No. 40. 



Essex-street Bridge. 

We sheathed almost the entire surface of the roadway, 
repaired draw and sidewalks, put in new guards to draw, and 
shingled house occupied by drawtenders. The bridge is 
swept once a week in summer, and in winter the sidewalks 
are kept free from snow and ice ; this work, with ordinary 
repairs, is done by the drawtenders employed on the bridge. 

The petition that was presented to the City Council 
requesting that a double track be laid over the bridge to 
connect with cars running direct to Boston has not been 
acted on as yet. 

There have been hearings before the Railroad Commis- 
sioners in regard to a new bridge to take the place of this 
old bridge, but no final action has been taken. It seems 
probable that a new bridge Avill be built at grade, and if so 
it will be a great accommodation to the people in that section 
of the city. It seems to me that a new bridge ought to be 
built. 

There have been more openings of the draw this year than 
last. 

Harvard Bridge. 

A portion of the deck on the draw being decayed, es- 
pecially under the rails of the L road, it was replaced by lay- 
ing down four-inch plank and covering that with three-inch 
plank sheathing. This work was done without delaying 
either the cars or vehicles. In doing this work new timbers 
were put in where necessary. The deck of the draw should 
be reconstructed at once. The machinery for moving the 
draw was repaired, and new oak headers at each end of draw 
were put in place. 

The traffic over the bridge seems to be increasing, and the 
sidewalks are used a great deal for promenading. The 
asphalt sidewalks are cracked and broken and not very safe 
to walk on. In a number of places where the plank under 
the asphalt was decayed it was repaired by putting down 
four-inch plank. The present sidewalk ought to be taken 
up and hard-pine plank put in its place. It will be more 
lasting than to try to renew the present covering, as the 
depth of surface is not sufficient to make a good job. 

The deck of the draw-pier is decayed and it will have to 
be replanked this next year. The iron fence ought to be 
painted, as in places it is getting very rusty. 

The wooden blocks put down to take the place of the 
sheathing formerly used on the roadway have now been in 



Street Department — Bridge Division. 135 

use about eighteen months and are wearing well. It is a 
great improvement over the old and unsatisfactory roadway 
formerly used on the bridge, that would have had to be re- 
planked twice a year at an expense of about seven thousand 
dollars. The wooden pavement requires less cleaning ; where 
we used to clean plank roadway once a week, and some- 
times twice, we now clean the bridge only once a month. 

The electric lights on the bridge are giving very good sat- 
isfaction. 

Ordinary repairs, cleaning globes, sweeping, and cleaning 
snow from the sidewalks and draw, are done by the draw- 
tenders employed on the bridge. 

There have been many more openings of the draw this 
year than in former years, on account of the scows taking 
material dredged from below Harvard bridge to the new 
park being built on the Cambridge side of the river. 

North Harvard Bridge. 

Put new capping on pier and sheathed pier, roadway and 
draw of bridge with two-inch spruce. Put in new flaps to 
draw, and had the wall under Cambridge side of the bridge 
rebuilt and cemented, and the stone pier under the Boston 
side repaired and cemented. The bridge is in good condition 
as far as safety is concerned. 

The drawtenders sweep the bridge and draw every week 
in summer, and keep it free from snow and ice in winter. 
They also do all the carpenter work required. 

Prison Point Bridge. 

Repaired draw and bridge ; sheathed draw twice ; built a 
small house on pier to hold coal ; painted drawtenders' house 
inside and outside, and also small house connected with it. 
Drawtenders do all ordinary repairs, sweep the draw and 
keep it free from ice and snow. 

.Since my last report the Boston & Maine Railroad have 
built a temporary overhead bridge and draw up-stream that, 
connects with a permanent one that is built of iron, com- 
mencing near the prison in Charlestown and ending near 
drawtenders' house. It is expected the overhead iron bridge, 
to connect with the part now built, will be completed in two 
years. The end of this bridge will connect with the pier 
now built at Bridge street, East Cambridge, directly opposite 
where a bridge will be built across the Charles river to Com- 
mercial avenue, Cambridge. 



136 City Document No. 40. 



West Boston Temporary Bridge. 

The deck of the bridge and draw where decayed was 
renewed by putting down four-inch spruce plank, and the 
surface of the bridge and draw for the entire length was 
sheathed with two-inch spruce. New flaps to the draw were 
made and put in place. 

The drawtenders make all ordinary repairs, attend to the 
opening of the draw (and they have a great many), clean 
and sweep the sidewalks in summer, and remove the snow 
from sidewalks and draw in winter. 

The sidewalk was partly replanked with three-inch spruce. 
Two-inch oak planks were put on the two ends of the bridge 
next to the stone paving of the approaches. 

WESTERN-A VENUE BRIDGE. 

On the roadway, four-inch plank was put down for deck- 
ing, and covered with two-inch sheathing; new flaps were 
made for the draw, and the draw was sheathed. The draw 
pier was repaired, and new capping put down. The stone 
wall under the bridge was relaid, and other parts of the wall 
pointed with cement. The machinery on the draw was 
repaired, and a new pile put in to protect guard to bridge. 

The drawtenders sweep the bridge and sidewalks, and 
clean snow from draw and sidewalks. 

River-street bridge and Western-avenue bridge are old 
bridges ; they require constant care to keep them in repair, 
so no accidents will occur. 

There have been more openings of draw this year than last. 

In 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, wharfage, etc., during 
the year has been $797.83 ; one-half of this 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, February 1, 1903, to January 31, 1904 : 

Appropriation for financial year 1903-04 . . 817,000 00 

Expended to January 31, 1904 .... 16,715 12 

Unexpended balance February 1, 1904 . . $284 88 



Street Department — Bridge Division. 



137 



Revenue, February 1, 1903, to January 31, 1904. 



Date. 


L. B. 5 

pages. 


Items. 


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449 
460 


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$313 75 
384 08 

100 00 


$156 87 
192 04 

50 00 


$156 88 
192 04 

50 00 


November 3 — 
December 2 






Total 


$797 83 


$398 91 


$398 92 



138 



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APPENDIX I. 



City of Boston Engineering Department, 

50 City Hall, February 1, 1904. 

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, 1904 : 

Bulkhead at City Wharf, Charlestown. 

To support the filling for the extension of the paving 
yard on Medford street, Charlestown, a timber bulkhead 
about one hundred and fifty feet long has been built across 
the end of the south channel of Mystic river, and a wharf 
ten feet wide has been built in front of the bulkhead. This 
was done under a contract with George Hayes & Co., dated 
June 1, 1903, at a total cost of $3,090. 

Columbia Road. 

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

Columbia-road Bridge over N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R. 

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

Franklin-street Subway Approaches, Allston. 

A contract was made with William Crane, dated Octo- 
ber 28, 1903, for building two inclined approaches to the 
Franklin-street subway, one from Lincoln street and one from 
Cambridge street. The work is now well under way, and 
will be completed about June 1, 1 904. 

Gainsborough-street Foot-bridge. 

Concrete foundations for a foot-bridge, with stairways on 
both sides of the location of the Providence Division of the 



Street Department — Engineering Division. 141 

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

Cumberland-street Retaining Wall. 

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

East Boston Ferries. 

North Ferry, East Boston Side. — A contract was made 
March 13 with Lawler Brothers for rebuilding the middle pier 
in accordance with plans and specifications made by this 
department the previous year. Work was begun April 20 
and completed June 26. The old pier was in very poor con- 
dition, except the outer thirty feet and a small part of the 
inshore end, and these were not rebuilt under the contract; 
the north pier was repaired by the driving of four additional 
piles ; the cost of the contract work was $4,250. The heads 
of the middle and south piers, being badly worn and broken, 
were also rebuilt by Lawler Brothers. 

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

Paving Wharf No. 2, 600 Albany Street. 

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



142 City Document No. 40. 

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

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

Assessment Streets. 

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

Austin street, "Washington street to Lawrence street. 
Bennington street, Orleans street to Moore street. 
JBlandford street, Beacon street to B. & A. R.R. 
Bow street, Washington street to City square. 
Colder street, Blue Hill avenue to Canterbury street. 
Carleton street, Yarmouth street to West Newton street. 
Columbia road, bridge over Old Colony avenue to I street. 
Cummington street, Blandford street to Lawton street. 
Davenport street, Columbus avenue to Tremont street. 
Devens street, Rutherford avenue to Washington street. 
Dunreath street, Aspen street about 350 feet westerly. 
Elmont street, Waterlow street to Faxon street. 
Florida street, Templeton street to Ashmont street. 
Hale street, South Margin street 142 feet southwesterly. 
Jersey street, Brookline avenue to Audubon road. 
Millet street, Talbot avenue to Southern avenue. 
Oswald street, Calumet street to Hillside street. 
Queensberry street, Audubon road to Audubon road. 
Jiitchie street, Columbus avenue to Marcella street. 
Boseclair street, Dorchester avenue to Boston street. 
Howe street, Seymour street to Ashland street. 
Rutherford avenue, Chapman street to Devens street. 
St. Margaret street, Boston street to Roseclair street. 
Seymour street, Canterbury street to Brown avenue. 
Spalding street, South street to B. & P. R.R. 
Swallow street, N street to O street. 

Tower street, Hyde Park avenue to Forest Hills Cemetery. 
Walk Hill street, South street to Washington street. 
Walter street, Centre street to South street. 
Washington street, Spring lane 154 feet southerly. 
Public Alley 303, from between 46 and 48 Pinckney street. 
Public Alley 804, Alley 803 to Alley 805. 



Street DePxIRtme^stt — Engineering Division. 143 



Plans and Specifications for Repaving Streets. 

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

Avery street, Washington street 300 feet westerly. 

Berkeley street, Beacon street to Boylston street. 

Beverly street, Washington street north to Warren bridge. 

Broad street, Central street to Atlantic avenue. 

Bromfield street, Tremont street to Washington street. 

Central street. Broad street to India street. 

Dartmouth street, Beacon street to Newbury street. 

Dover street, Washington street to Harrison avenue. 

E street, West Broadway to West Fourth street. 

E street, West Seventh street to West Eighth street. 

Franklin street, Oliver street to Broad street. 

Gainsborough street, Huntington avenue to B. & P. E.R. 

Harrison avenue, Bedford street to Essex street. 

Harrison avenue, Eustis street to Warren street. 

Kneeland street, Washington street to Atlantic avenue. 

Lincoln street, Main street to Rutherford avenue. 

Minot street, Leverett street to Lowell street. 

Nashua street, Causeway street to Minot street. 

Oneida street, Harrison avenue to Albany street. 

P street, East Sixth street to Columbia road. 

Boxbury street, Shawmut avenue to Kent street. 

Seneca street, Harrison avenue to Albany street. 

Silver street, A street to B street. 

Silver street, E street 220 feet westerly. 

Smith street, St. Alphonsus street to Phillips street. 

Sudbury street, Court street to Haymarket square. 

West Fourth street, E street 220 feet westerly. 

West Newton street, Huntington avenue to Columbus avenue. 

Miscellaneous. 

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

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

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

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



144 City Document No. 40. 

Causeway street, Leverett street to Nashua street. 

Essex street, Harrison avenue to Lincoln street. 

Harrison avenue, Beach street to Kneelaud street. 

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

Montgomery street, Clarendon street to Dartmouth street. 

Norfolk avenue, East Cottage street to Marshfield street. 

South street, Essex street to Kneeland street. 

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

Stoughton street, Columbia road to Pleasant street. 

West Dedham street, Shawmut avenue to Tremont street. 

Grading Street Railway Tracks. 

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

Boston Elevated Railway Company. 

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

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



Street Department — Engineering Division. 145 

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

Roxbury street, Shawrnut avenue to Kent street. 

South and Brandon streets, Washington street to Corinth 
street. 

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

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

S2?ri?ig street, West Roxbury, Gardner street to Charles river. 

State street, Congress street to Devonshire street. 

Stoughton street, Columbia road to Pleasant street. 

Sudbury street, Court street to Haymarket square. 

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

Washington street, Roxbury, Atherton street to School street. 

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

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

Total length of single track grades, 21.1 miles. 

Miscellaneous Plans, Specifications, etc. 

Belgrade avenue, plan for rough grading the portion between 

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

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

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

walls on easterly side of street, between Berwick park and 

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

from Beverly street, 142 feet easterly. 
Dorchester street, at Cyrus Alger estate, plan and specification 

for retaining wall and fence. 
Hale street, plan and specification for concrete retaining wall and 

wooden fence. 
Hyde Park avenue, plan for rough grading the portion between 

Walk Hill street and Blakemore street. 
P street, plan and specification for concrete retaining wall and 

wooden fence. 

Miscellaneous. 

A plan was made for underdraining the sidewalk of N 
street, South Boston, adjoining Independence square. 

A plan was made for building the retaining wall on the 
easterly side of London street, near Maverick street, East 
Boston. 



146 City Document No. 40. 

Plans and specifications have been prepared for the con- 
struction of the following work : 

Masonry abutments and steel superstructure for bridge at Harvard 
street, Dorchester, over the Midland Division of the N. Y., 
N. H. & H. E.E. 

Masonry abutments and steel superstructure for bridge at Norfolk 
street, Dorchester, over the Midland Division of the N. Y., 
N. H. & H. E.E. 

Masonry abutments for railroad bridge over Temple street, West 
Eoxbury. 

Widening the roadway on the water side of Atlantic avenue, be- 
tween Bowe's wharf and Eastern avenue. 

Timber bulkhead at G-ateley's wharf, Albany street. 

Plans and estimates have been made for the masonry abut- 
ments for a railroad bridge over Geneva avenue, Midland 
Division of the N. Y., N. H. & H. R.R. 

A map of " Boston Proper " has been prepared, showing 
public alleys and private streets and alleys as far south as 
Massachusetts avenue. 

Tables have been made to accompany the above map, giv- 
ing the lengths, areas, conditions and estimated cost of pav- 
ing said private streets and alleys. 

Plans showing details of construction of streets and other 
structures have been made, from time to time, as required. 

The Street Book, giving lengths and areas of pavements 
in accepted streets and public alleys, has been corrected to 
February 1, 1903, and is now being corrected to February 1, 
1904. 

Respectfully submitted, 

William Jackson, 

City Engineer. 



Street Department — Smoke Inspector. 147 



APPENDIX J. 



REPORT OF THE CHIEF SMOKE INSPECTOR. 



64 Pemberton Squabe, 

Boston, February 1, 1904. 

Hon. James Donovan, 

Superintendent of Streets : 

Dear Sir, — - 1 herewith respectfully submit the report of 
the work performed by this office during the past year in the 
abatement of the smoke nuisance. 

Observations, taken by the inspectors at all hours, seem to 
show an improvement in the conditions, as regards violations 
of the law, clue, in a great measure, to the co-operation of 
many of the owners of power and heating plants throughout 
the city. 

Some of these people have made changes in the mechanical 
installation of their plants ; others have adopted smoke- 
consuming devices, while others have changed the quality of 
fuel used, and all have evinced a desire to help remedy the 
existing conditions. 

This state of affairs has been brought about by the 
inspectors calling in person and suggesting the various 
changes which, in most cases, have been cheerfully adopted 
by the party complained of. 

Observations, of short duration, are being constantly taken 
by the inspectors, and, in this way, the department is kept 
informed of the condition of the various plants in every 
section of the city. 

Boiler Applications. 

During the year 325 applications have been received from 
the Building Department for boiler permits and were disposed 
of as follows : 



Signed to use hard coal .... 


304 


New consumers adopted 


14 


Gas-engines ...... 


1 


Duplicates 


4 


Unsigned ...... 


2 



325 



148 



City Document No. 40. 



Nova Scotia Coal. 

Importations of coal from Nova Scotia at the Port during the Year ending 

January 31, 1904. 



Months. 



Tons. 



Value. 



February, 1903 

March 

April 

May 

June 

July 

August 

September 

October 

November 

December 

January, 1904. . 

Total 



662,788 



48,637 


$84,448 


74,295 


106,622 


65,030 


134,168 


30,213 


38,523 


54,135 


75,117 


47,136 


63,183 


44,114 


72,168 


43,770 


70,976 


43,651 


73,801 


57,316 


84,1C0 


86,420 


154,557 


68,071 


138,209 



$1,100,872 



Nova Scotia coal recorded at the Collector's office (Boston 
Custom House) for the year ending January 31, 1904, shows 
662,788 tons as against 693,006 for the year ending January 
31, 1903. 

Special Reports. 

April 2. Report on complaint of Conrad & Co., 35 
Winter street. 

April 4. Report on complaint of J. L. Bailey, 131 State 
street. 

April 6. Report on complaint of The Copley, 18 Hun- 
tington avenue. 

April 8. Report on complaint against The Boston Tow 
Boat Company. 

April 14. Report on complaint of Boston Elevated Power 
House, Albany street. 

April 21. Report on complaint of Edward L. Amory, 
Hotel Touraine. 



Street Department — Smoke Inspector. 149 

April 22. Report on complaint against D. J. McDonald, 
Tremont street. 

May 1. Report on complaint against the Boston & Albany 
Railroad. 

May 4. Report on complaint against plant, 24 Carver 
street. 

June 4. Report on communication received from Charles 
A. Crane. 



Summary. 

I submit a brief summary of work for the year ending 
January 31, 1904 : 



Number of applications for boiler permits received 

Number of smoke preventers adopted 

Number agreeing to burn hard coal 

Number of short observations taken 

Number of special reports .... 

Number of special requests for observations received 



325 

14 

304 

150 

10 

6 



Respectfully submitted, 

John J. O'Neil, 

Chief Smoke Inspector. 



150 



City Document No. 40. 



APPENDIX K. 



REPORT OF THE CIVIL SERVICE CLERK. 



Boston, February 1, 1904. 

Hon. James Donovan, 

Superintendent of Streets : 

Dear Sir, — 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, 1904 : 

Requisitions made ........ 130 

Requisitions cancelled ....... 4 

Certifications returned, no selection .... 35 

Number of men called for ...... 234 

Number of men certified ...... 248 

Number of men selected, including veterans . . .150 

Number of veterans appointed . . . . . 13 

Applications made for promotion ..... 14 

Promotions allowed . . . . . . . 10 

Promotions allowed provisionally ..... 2 

Promotions not allowed ....... 2 

Appointments made provisionally under Civil Service Rule 

No. 36 . 26 

Requests to cancel discharges . . . . . . 16 

Requests to cancel discharges allowed . . . . 13 

Requests to cancel discharges not allowed ... 3 

Requests for reinstatements ...... 6 

Requests for reinstatements allowed .... 5 

Requests for reinstatements not allowed .... 1 

Number of transfers made from other city and state 
departments, with the approval of the Civil Service Com- 
mission, as follows : 



From Water Department . . . . 

From City Engineer . 

From Metropolitan Water and Sewerage Board 

From Boston Transit Commission . 

From Massachusetts Highway Commission 



Street Department — Civil Service. 



151 



Number of transfers made to other city and state depart- 
ments, with the approval of the Civil Service Commission, as 
follows : 

To Metropolitan Park Commission ..... 1 

Notices of the discharge of 307 men were forwarded to 
the Civil Service Commission. 

The records of the department show that there are now 
3,540 persons eligible for employment in the several divi- 
sions, and, of that number, 3,132 were upon the January, 
1904, pay-rolls. 



Grade and Number of Employees. 





Divisions. 


Title. 


■3 * 
~ - 

= - 

O 


si 

a 
'> 


a> 

CO 


u 

a 

"a 

CO 


si 

"3 

"Z. £ 

£~ 

CO 




SO 

2 


si 

.2 

GO 


3 

o 

EH 


Superintendent 


] 
















1 




1 


1 


1 


1 


1 


1 


1 


7 




1 
1 
3 

1 


1 


















1 


Clerks 


15 

8 
1 
4 
1 
5 


8 

1 

17 
35 
19 

1 
37 
10 

1 
64 
10 
10 

6 


3 
4 


3 
2 


2 


3 
2 


2 


39 




24 
o 
















21 
















36 
















24 
















1 


















37 






18 

1 

37 

10 
33 


5 


3 








36 












2 




1 


27 
6 
13 


5 

12 
15 
1 
3 








134 




, 




41 








2 


73 






7 














3 






14 

1 

149 


4 
1 


18 








31 










1 




3 




8 












232 


72 


45 


i; 'i 


3 













152 



City Document No. 40. 

Grade and Number of Employees. —Continued. 



Title. 



Divisions. 









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a 








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go 






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c 




S 




a 
03 




a 

03 


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CO 


03 


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Brought forward 

Boilermakers and assistants. 

Brick-sorters 

Bracers and assistants 

Bicycle tallymen 

Boys 

Blue-printer 

Carriage-washer 

Captains 

Custodian 

Carpenters and assistants... 

Carriage-trimmer 

Concreter 

Chief inspector 

Concrete-mixers 

Cement-testers 

Coal-passers 

Caretakers 

Chief storekeeper 

Cashier 

Cooper 

Chipper 

Coachmen 

Drawtenders and assistants. 

Drivers 

Dynamo-tender 

Deckhands 

Derrick-men 

Dumpers 

Chief engineer (steam) 

Engineers and assistants 

Edgestone-setters 

Edgestone-joiners 



Carried forward . 



•li 



18 



330 



16 



103 



Steeet Department — Civil Service. 153 

Grade and Number of Employees. — Continued. 





Divisions. 


Title. 


O 


to 

.2 


CO 


2 
"3 

OS 
CO 


si 

a 

99 99 

S3 

CO 


99 


99 

ho 

!° 


ti 

B 
99 

CO 


"2 
o 




8 


225 
4 


330 
5 


103 
4 


58 
2 


59 
2 
3 


140 
2 
1 


10 


933 




19 






4 




















1 

5 


9 
1 


4 










5 








27 






41 










1 


Gilders 






3 










3 






1 












1 






3 






12 






15 














2 




6 










8 






1 








1 










1 
3 
3 
1 
1 
1 
1 
6 








1 






1 
5 


1 










4 














8 






6 




2 




10 








1 










1 








1 
12 


4 


1 

9 
5 

2 






3 






IS 


2 




38 






5 














2 










1 
172 




1 






439 
6 


415 
' 10 


226 

7 


4 






1,256 
23 










2 






2 






Id 
1 


54 
2 
1 

36 
1 


2 


5 


71 






3 










2 






3 






1 


37 






1 


2 








3 














1 






















8 


706 


881 


313 


311 


128 


147 


10 


2,504 









154 City Document No. 40. 

Grade and Number of Employees. — Continued. 





Divisions. 


Title 


■-; 6 
p u 

Z~ 
fin 

O 


a 


(a 
GO 


u 

'3 

a 

GO 


_a 

"3 
IS 

go 


fa 


2 


fcb 

.3 
'£ 

03 

GO 


o 




8 


706 


881 
1 

8 


313 


311 


T>,« 


147 


10 


2,504 






1 






1 


1 










2 








3 






11 








1 

1 

1 
1 

1 






1 






62 


3 


3 
4 
1 








65 












5 






3 


2 


4 




13 






1 


















1 


Pilots 
















1 








2 










2 












1 






J 






1 
1 

9 
1 


3 






4 
















1 


















9 








1 


1 








3 






13 
1 






13 








1 
5 
1 






2 








5 


















1 








1 










1 






2 
1 


1 










3 
















1 














1 
1 




1 
















1 








3 

1 
1 
2 








3 






1 

6 


1 










2 














7 
















1 






1 












3 






4 










4 








I 










3 






















8 


795 


916 


326 


320 


148 


153 


10 


2,676 







Street Department — Civil Service. 

Grade and Number of Employees. — Concluded. 



155 





Divisions. 


Title. 


O 


si 
a 

" 

P- 


C 

CO 


°3 


si 

a 

"H 

--> es 
a; © 


>> 
u 


a5 
be 
2 
M 


ti 
a 
'C 

33 


3 

o 




8 


795 

26 

1 


916 

4 
2 


326 


320 


148 


153 


10 


2,676 




30 












1 




4 






4 






4 




























2 










2 






1 












1 












1 


1 




1 






10 


1 


18 


7 
6 


37 






6 






5 
58 

1 


1 
7 










6 






148 


19 




2 




234 






1 












10 






10 






1 








1 












1 

5 


8 




1 






16 
1 
13 


11 

3 
2 

8 

3 
2 
1 
2 


7 
2 


1 
1 


48 






2 












18 














2 






9 
5 


2 
5 


2 


1 


1 




21 






o 


1 




1 




15 






2 


















1 






1 


1 


3 






















Totals 


8 


943 


963 


515 


360 


166 


167 


10 


3,132 







156 



City Document No. 40. 



Comparative Table Showing Number of Employees 
February 1, 1903, and February 1, 1904. 





Title. 


Divisions. 












hi 






a 














t» 


















bo 
a 

'> 

o8 


u 

CO 
0J 


08 

a 

08 


a 

■m 08 
co a> 
CO ~~ 


hi 

t-i 


bo 

2 


CO 08 


"3 
o 






u 


Ph 


CO 


GO 


GO 


tel 


- 


GO 


Ei 


February 1, 
February 1 , 


1903 


s 


997 


974 


526 1 347 


137 


163 


„ 


3,159 
3,132 


1904 


s 


943 


963 


515 a«n 


166 


167 


10 













Respectfully submitted, 

John J. Quinn, 



Cm7 Service Clerk. 



Street Department. 



157 



APPENDIX L. 



FORMER SUPERINTENDENTS AND DOCUMENT 
NUMBERS OF ANNUAL REPORTS. 



Bridge Department before 1891. 

Previous to 1S86, under charge of City Engineer. 



Name. 


Year. 




1886 to 1889 




1889 to 1891 






Bridge Department before 1891. 


Name of Document. 


For 
Year. 


Pub. 
Year. 


No. of 
Doc. 



Annual report 



29 
26 
29 
22 



* 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, 
Nehemiah T. Merritt, 
James J. Flynn, 
Charles Harris, 
Michael Meehan, 
John W. McDonald, 
J. Edwin Jones, 



1825 to 
1831 to 
1846 to 
1853 to 
1864 to 



1884 to 
1886 to 
1889 to 



1831 
1846 
1853 
1864 
1883 
1883 
1883 
1884 
1886 
1889 
1891 



158 



City Document No. 40. 



Paving Department before 1891. 



Name of Document. 


For 
Tear. 


Pub. 
Year. 


No. of 
Doc. 


Qua 
Anr 


rterly report 




1851 
1851 
1852 
1853 
1854 
1S55 
1856 
1857 
1858 
1859 
1860 
1861 
1862 
1863 
1864 
1865 
1866 
1S67 
1868 
1869 
1870 
187i 
1872 
1873 
1874 
1875 
1876 
1877 
1878 
1879 
1880 
1881 
1882 
1883 
1884 
1885 
1886 
1887 
1888 
1889 
1890 
1891 


6 


It It 




29 


ual report 


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 
18S6 
1887 
1S88 
1889 
1890 


2 




1 it 


6 




1 11 


6 




1 it 






i tt 






( (i 


3 




i (i 


3 




i 1 1 


5 




c (i 


6 




i n 


5 




i u 


4 




i u 


3 




i it 


3 




i u 


7 




( u 


3 




i u 


6 




i ii 


9 




i ti 


14 




i ii 


13 




i u 


12 




i ii 


16 




1 " 


21 




i u 


25 




i u 


27 




, u 


30 




i u 


38 




t u 


29 




i ii 


24 




t ti 


24 




i ii 


48 




. 


51 




i u 


47 




< it 


46 




i u 


97 




i u 


30 




i ii 


16 




i u 


23 




i u 


30 




i ii 


19 




i ii 


* 









* Published in annual report, Executive Department, Part II., City Document, 

No. 1, 1891. 



Street Department. 



159 



Sewer Department before 1891 



Name. 



Year. 



Enoch Patterson, Superintendent, 

Zephaniak 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 
1S89 to 



1831 
1837 
1856 
1863 
1883 
1885 
1887 
1889 
1891 



Sewer Department before 1891. 



Name of Document. 


For 
Year. 


Pub. No. of 
Year. 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 
18S4 
1885 
1886 
1887 
1888 
1889 
1890 


1861 
1861 
1862 
1863 
1864 
1865 
1866 
1867 
186S 
1869 
1870 
1871 
1872 
1873 
1874 
1875 
1876 
1S77 
1878 
1879 
1880 
1881 
1882 
1883 

1884 ) 

1885 J 
1886 
1887 
1888 
1889 
1890 
1891 


11 


u i 




12 


(i i 




12 


11 i 




13 


11 l 




11 


t( t 




5 


11 1 




6 


u i 




8 


11 1 




13 


It 1 




11 


11 I 




3 


tt 1 




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17 


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15 


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19 


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43 


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58 


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69 


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81 


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129 


11 1 




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• Published in annual report, Executive Department, Part II., City Document, 
No. 1, 1891. 



160 



City Document No. 40. 



Health Department before 1891, 

Sanitary. 



Name. 



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 
I860 
1866 
1867 
1868 
1869 
1870 
1871 
1872 
1873 

1886 
1887 
1888 
1889 
1890 
1S91 


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6 






4 






4 






4 






4 






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6 






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5 






4 






4 






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7 






8 






12 






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17 






40 


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H 


ual rep 
ve; the 
nbodiec 


orts from 1873 to 1884, inclu- 
Superintendent's report was 
in the report of the Board of 


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21 


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* Published In annual report, Executive Department, Part II., City Document, 
No. 1, 1891. 



Street Department. 



161 



Commissioners of Cambridge Bridges before 1891, 

(West Boston, Canal and Prison Point.) 



Frederick W. Lincoln, Commissioner for Boston.. -J 
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 1S92. Essex street, Cambridge street, North 
Harvard street, and Western avenue bridges to Cambridge were transferred from 
Street Department, July 1, 1S98. 

Commissioners of Cambridge Bridges before 1891. 

(West Boston, Canal and Prison Point. ) 



Name of Document. 


For 
Year. 


Pub. 
Year. 


No. of 
Doc. 




1871 

1872 
1873 
1874 
1875 
1876 
1877 
1878 
1879 
1880 
1881 
1882 
18S3 
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 


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12 


11 11 


16 


It u 


23 


11 11 


20 


11 11 


12 


11 11 


10 


11 .1 


8 


11 1. 


12 


11 11 


8 


11 11 


15 


11 .1 


15 


1 1 11 


19 


11 , 11 


8 


11 11 


12 


11 It 


19 


11 11 


25 


11 1. 


22 


11 It 


20 


11 11 


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* Published in annual report, Executive Department, Part I., City Document, 
No. 1, 1891. 



Ferry Department before 1895. 



Name. 


Year. 




1870 
1891 
.May 1, 1895 


1891 


William J. Burke, Superintendent 

Thomas Kellough 


May 1, 1895 
July 1, 1895 





162 



City Document No. 40. 



Ferry Department before 1895. 



Name of Document. 


For 

Year. 


Pub. 
Year. 


No. of 
Doc. 




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 
1893 
1894 
1895 


41 




55 




81 




42 




65 




51 




53 




49 




60 




74 




77 




72 




93 




76 




72 




28 




12 




10 




3 




4 




* 




12 




11 




11 




11 







* Published in annual report, Executive Department, Part I., City Document, 
No. 1, 1891. 



Street Department. 163 



Street Department since 1891. 

Superintendent . 

Henry H. Carter, Member of American Society Civil Engineers. 
Resigned December 8, 1S94. 

Charles 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 tJtepresent time. 



Bridse 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. 

Bridge Division. — William H. Carberry, Deputy Superintendent from February 14, 
1896, to February 3, 1.900. 

Bridge Division. — Walter Reed, Deputy Superintendent from February 5, 1900, to 
January 22, 1902. 

Bridge Division. — Joseph P. Lomasne}-, Deputy Superintendent from January 22 , 
to the present time. 

Ferry Division. — Thomas Kellough, Deputy Superintendent from July 1, 1895, to 
February 14, 1S96. 

Ferrt Division. — William F. McClellan, Deputy Superintendent 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. Payson, Deputy Superintendent from January 24, 
1895, to March 7, JS96. 

Paving Division. — John L. Kelly, Deputxj Superintendent from March 1, 1896, to 
February 3, moo. 

Paving Division. — Darius X. Payson, Deputy Superintendent from February 5, 
19IKI, to January 24, 1902. 

Paving Division. — Joshua Atwood, 3d, Ading Deputy Superintendent from Jan- 
uary 24, 1902, to March 26, 1902. 

Paving Division. — Henry v. Macksey, Deputy Superintendent from March 26, 

I'm:,', to tin' present time. 



164 City Document No. 40. 

Sanitary Division. — George W. Forristall,* Deputy Superintendent. 

Sanitary Division. — Philip A: Jackson, Acting Deputy Superintendent from Jan- 
uary 16, 1S94, to February 1, 1895. 

Sanitary DivisiON. — Charles A. Young, Deputy Superintendent from February 1, 
1895, to March 1, 1896. 

Sanitary Division. — Patrick O'Shea, Deputy 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, 1S96. 
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 Novem- 
ber 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. 

Street Cleaning Division. — Philip A. Jackson, Deputy Superintendent until 

March 22, 1895. 

Street Cleaning Division. — Benjamin M. Cram, Deputy Superintendent from 

March 22, 1895, to March 1, 1S96. 

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. — Frank H. Haynes, Deputy Superintendent from 

February 5, 1900, to April 16, 1901. 
Resigned April 16, 1901. 

Street Cleaning Division. — Frank C. Shepard, 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. 

Street Watering Division. — M. Edward Libby, Deputy Superintendent from 

March 6, 1895, to March 1, 1896. 

Street Watering Division. — 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. 

* Died January 12, 1894. 



Steeet Depaetment. 



165 



Boston and Cambridge Bridges.— Henry H. Carter, ex-officio, Commissioner for 

Boston, until December 8, 1894. 

Charles R. Cutter, ex-officio, Acting from 
December 8, 1894, to January 14, 1895, 

Bertrand T. Wheeler, ex-officio, from January 
14, 1895, to February 4, 1896. 

Benjamin W.Wells, from February 4, 1S96, to 
February 1, 1900; ex-officio, to May 26, 1898 * 

Bertrand T. Wheeler, from February 2, 1900, 
to November 25, 1901. 

Guy C. Emerson, from November 25, 1901, 
to January 14, 1902. 

James Donovan, from January 14, 1902, to 
the present time. 

William J. Marvin, Commissioner for Cam- 
bridge. 

* See Chap. 467, Acts of 189S. 



Street Department. 



Name of Document. 



For 
Year. 



Pub. 
Year. 



No. of 
Doc. 



Annual report, Executive Dept. Part II. 



1891 
1892 
1893 
1894 
1895 
1896 
1897 
1898 
1899 
1900 
1901 
1902 
1903 



1892 
1893 
1894 
1895 
1896 
1897 
1898 
1899 
1900 
1901 
1902 
1903 
1904 



36 
34 
34 

34 
29 
29 
34 
35 
38 
38 
38 
40 
40