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MUNICIPAL EEGISTEE 

FOR 1923. 




SEAL OF THE CITY 

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CITY OF BOSTON 



MUNICIPAL REGISTER 



FOR 1923 



CONTAINING 

A REGISTER OF THE CITY GOVERNMENT, 

RULES OF THE CITY COUNCIL, 

AMENDED CITY CHARTER 

OF 1909, 

NOTES ON THE CITY DEPARTMENTS, 

WITH 

LISTS OF EXECUTIVE AND OTHER PUBLIC OFFICERS; 

ALSO 

VAKE0XJS ISTkTl^TTCS RM,A-TJNC'; TO THE CITY. 



COMPILED AJyD EDITED "BY THE STATISTICS 
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[City Document No. 33.] 




CITY OF BOSTON 
PRINTING DEPARTMENT 

1923 
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BosfOii City Messenger 

CITY OF BOST6N 

IN CITY COUNCIL 

February 5, 1923. 
ORDERED: That the Statistics Department be authorized, 
under the direction of the committee on rules, to prepare and 
have printed the municipal register for 1923, and that the clerk 
of Committees be authorized to prepare and have printed a 
pocket edition of the organization of the clty government and 

HEADS OF DEPARTMENTS.;' 'T/^&^PS^fefe THU.S jllJCUJ^ljD; Tp*°gE CHARGED 

to the appropriation for cit*r*p(jcjjment*« • _.. 

Passed. Approved. 
Attest: 



bd.by« < thb .M^or^. February .6» ,1.9.23.. 
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W. J. DOYLE, ' 

Assistant City Clerk. 



INTRODUCTION. 



The City has annually since 1821 issued a volume 
containing, until 1829, a register of the City Council 
and a list of the officers. In 1829 the City Charter, in 
1830 the Acts relating to Boston and the ordinances, 
and in 1832. an index, were added. The volume for 
1822 contains fifteen pages, and for 1840 eighty-five 
pages, and three pages of index. The volumes up to and 
including 1840 bear the title: The Rules and Orders 
of the Common Council. Beginning in 1841 a much 
improved volume — The Municipal Register — was 
substituted, containing the Rules and Orders of the 
Common Council, joint rules, ordinances of the City, 
statutes of the Commonwealth relating to the City, a 
list of the public schools, the City Government of 1841, 
the committees and departments (consisting at that 
time of the treasury, law, police, health, public land 
and buildings, lamps and bridges, fire, and public 
charitable institutions), and a list of the ward officers; 
from 1842 to 1864 it also contains a list of the members 
of preceding City Governments, a necrological record 
of those members, the latest ordinances and the special 
statutes relating to the City; in 1851 a list of the annual 
orators was added, and in 1853 a map of the City and 
the Rules of the Board of Aldermen were inserted; 
in 1876 statistics of registration and voting were included, 
and, since 1879, in tabulated form. From 1889 to 1896, 
inclusive, The Municipal Register contained a com- 
pilation of the Charter with the revision of 1854 and the 
amendments of 1885 and thereafter. The Amended 
Charter of 1909 was added in 1910, and the amendments 
of same since are shown in footnotes. 

Beginning in 1923, The Boston Year Book, the most 
comprehensive municipal publication yet undertaken, 
will deal extensively with municipal activities as well 
as with community conditions and interests. 

Th,e important statistical tables heretofore contained 
in The Municipal Register will be continued in the 
Year Book, thus permitting for the former a desirable 
reduction in size and an earlier issuance. 



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MUNICIPAL REGISTER, 




THE CITY SEAL 



As it appeared prior to 1827. 



The City Seal was adopted by "An Ordinance to 
Establish the City Seal," passed January 2, 1823, which 
provides "That the design hereto annexed, as sketched 
by John R. Penniman, giving a view of the City, be the 
device of the City Seal; that the motto be as follows, 
to wit: 'Sicut patribus sit Deus nobis'; and that the 
inscription be as follows : — 'Bostonia condita, A.D. 
1630. Civita'tis regimine donata, A.D. 1822.'" The 
motto is taken from 1 Kings, viii., 57: "God be with 
us as He was with our fathers." 

The seal as it first appeared is shown above. 

The seal as it was afterwards changed, and has ever 
since continued to be used, was first shown on page 221 
of the volume of laws and ordinances, commonly known 
as the "First Revision," published in 1827, and is 
established as the City Seal at the present time by 
Revised Ordinances of 1914, Chapter 1, Section 5, 
which provides that "The seal, of the City shall be 
circular in form; shall bear a view of the City; the 
motto 'Sictjt Patribus Sit Deus Nobis,' and the 
inscription, 'Bostonia Condita, A.D. 1630. Civitatis 
Regimine Donata, A.D. 1822,' as herewith set forth." 

The seal as changed in 1827 is shown on the second 
page. 



HENRY E. HAGAN | 



WILLIAM J. WALSH 



JAMES A. WATSON 



JOHN A. DONOGHUE 




EDWARD J. LEAR' 
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Council Chamber 
1923 



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JAMES T. MORIARTY 



I WILLIAM C. S. HEALEY 



DAVID J. BRICKLEY 



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PRESIDENT BOSTON CITY COUNCIL 



CITY GOVERNMENT. 
GOVERNMENT 

OF THE 

CITY OF BOSTON, 
1923. 



JAMES M. CURLEY, Mayor. 

Residence, 
Jamaicaway, Jamaica Plain. 



BOSTON CITY COUNCIL, 1923. 

[Stat. 1909, Chap. 486; Stat. 1912, Chap. 574; Stat. 1914, Chaps. 630, 730; 
Spec. Stat. 1916, Chap. 269; Spec. Stat. 1917, Chap. 196.] 

Daniel W. Lane,* President. 

TERM ENDS IN FEBRUARY, 1926. 

David J. Brickley, . 299 Temple St., West Roxbury. 
William C. S. Healey, 193 Webster St., East Boston. 
James A. Watson, . . 38 Thornton St., Roxbury. 

TERM ENDS IN FEBRUARY, 1925. 

John A. Donoghue, . . . 1460 Washington St. 
George F. Gilbody, . . 5 Mather St., Dorchester. 
William J. Walsh, . . 43 Hopedale St., Allston. 

TERM ENDS IN FEBRUARY, 1924. 

Henry E. Hagan, . 18 Victoria St., Dorchester. 
Daniel W. Lane, .... 291 Beacon St. 

James T. Moriarty, 280 Dorchester St., South Boston. 

Salary, $1,500 each. 

* Elected on June 25, 1923, after numerous ballotings since February 5 
which failed to elect. Senior Councillor Henry E. Hagan served as 
Acting President prior to Councillor Lane's election. 



8 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



[Stat. 1854, Chap. 448, §30; Stat. 1885, Chap. 266, §2; Stat. 1901, 

Chap. 332; Rev. Ord. 1898, Chap. 11; C. C, Title IV., Chap. 8; 

Stat. 1909, Chap. 486; Rev. Ord. 1914, Chap. 11.] 

Clerk, ex officio. 
Jambs Donovan, 71 Emerald Street. 

Assistant Clerk, ex officio. 
Wilfred J. Doyle, 81 Wellington Hill Street, Dorchester. 

Regular meetings in Council Chamber, City Hall, fourth floor, 
Mondays at 2 P. M. 



OFFICIALS OF THE CITY COUNCIL 

CITY MESSENGER. 
Office, City Hall, Room 55, fourth floor. 

Edward J. Leary. Salary, $4,000. 

The City Messenger attends all meetings of the City Council and 
committees thereof, and has the care and distribution of all documents 
printed for the use of the City Council, also the regular department reports. 
He has charge of the City flagstaffs, the display of flags in the public 
grounds, and the roping off of streets and squares on public occasions. 

clerk of committees. 

Office, City Hall, Room 56, fourth floor. 

John E. Baldwin. Salary, $4,000. 

The Clerk of Committees acts as the clerk of all committees of the City 
Council, keeps the records of their meetings, and has charge of the City 
Hall Reference Library. 



CITY COUNCIL. 9 

SECRETARY OF THE CITY COUNCIL. 

Frank X. Chisholm. Salary, $2,800. 

The Secretary of the City Council is also Assistant Clerk of Committees, 
and performs the duties of the Clerk in the latter 's absence or in case of 
vacancy of his position. 

OFFICIAL REPORTER OF PROCEEDINGS. 

Edward W. Harnden. Salary, S3, 500. 



10 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



COMMITTEES OF THE CITY COUNCIL,* 
19 23. 



STANDING COMMITTEES. 

Appropriations. — All the members, Councillor Moriarty, Chairman. 

Executive Committee. — All the members, Councillor Hagan, Chairman. 

Finance. — All the members, Councillor Brickley, Chairman. 

Ordinances: — All the members, Councillor Healey, Chairman. 

Branch Libraries. — Coun. Moriarty, Healey, Gilbody, Donoghue, 
Walsh. 

Claims. — Coun. Healey, Hagan, Moriarty, Walsh, Watson. 

County Accounts. — Coun. Hagan, Healey, Moriarty, Watson, Walsh. 

Fire Hazard. — Coun. Brickley, Gilbody, Donoghue, Watson, Moriarty. 

Inspection op Prisons. — Coun. Healey, Moriarty, Watson, Gilbody, 
Brickley. 

Legislative Matters. — Coun. Healey, Watson, Hagan, Moriarty, 
Donoghue. 

Parkman Fund. — Coun. Hagan, Brickley, Healey, Moriarty, Watson. 

Printing. — Coun. Moriarty, Donoghue, Hagan, Walsh, Gilbody. 

Public Lands. — Coun. Hagan, Brickley, Moriarty, Healey, Walsh. 

Soldiers' Relief. — Coun. Brickley, Gilbody, Moriarty, Donoghue, 
Watson. 



SPECIAL COMMITTEES. 

Rules. — Coun. Donoghue, Moriarty, Gilbody. 

Jitneys. — Coun. Moriarty, Brickley, Healey, Walsh, Gilbody. 

Unclaimed Baggage. — Coun. Gilbody, Moriarty. 

* Appointed by President of City Council and announced at meeting on 
July 9, 1923. Of the 13 committees following the first four, the member 
first named is Chairman. 



RULES OF THE CITY COUNCIL. 11 



RULES OF THE CITY COUNCIL.* 



Day of Meeting. 
Rule 1. Unless otherwise ordered from time to time the regular 
meeting of the city council shall be held on every Monday at two o'clock 
p. m. Special meetings may be called by the president at his discretion, 
and by the city clerk for the purpose only of drawing jurors. 

President. 

Rule 2. The president of the council shall take the chair at the hour 
to which the council shall have adjourned and shall call the members to 
order, and, a quorum being present, shall proceed with the regular order 
of business. In the absence of the president the senior member by age 
present shall preside as temporary president or until a presiding officer 
is chosen. 

Rule 3. The president shall preserve decorum and order, may speak 
to points of order in preference to other members, and shall decide all 
questions of order, subject to an appeal. Any member may appeal 
from the decision of the chair, and, when properly seconded, no other 
business, except a motion to adjourn or to lay on the table, shall be in 
order until the question on appeal has been decided. The question shall 
be put as follows: 

"Shall the decision of the chair stand as the judgment of the council?" 
The vote shall be by a roll call, and it shall be decided in the affirmative 
unless a majority of the votes are to the contrary. 

Rule 4. The president shall propound all motions in the order in 
which they are moved, unless the subsequent motion shall be previous 
in its nature, except that, in naming sums and fixing times, the largest 
sum and the longest time shall be put first. 

Rule 5. The president shall, at the request of any member, make a 
division of a question when the sense will admit. 

Rule 6. The president shall, without debate, decide all questions 
relating to priority of business to be acted upon. 

Rule 7. The president shall declare all votes; but if any member 
doubts a vote, the president shall cause a rising vote to be taken, and, 
when any member so requests, shall cause the vote to be taken or verified 
by yeas and nays. 

Rule 8. The president shall appoint all committees, fill all vacancies 
therein, and designate the rank of the members thereof. 

* At the first meeting of the City Council on February 5, 1923, the rules 
of the City Council of 1922 were adopted as the rules of the City Council 
of 1923. 



12 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Rule 9. When the president of the council or the president pro tempore 
shall desire to vacate the chair he may call any member to it; but such 
substitution shall not continue beyond an adjournment. 



Motions. 

Rule 10. Every motion shall be reduced to writing if the president 
shall so direct. 

Rule 11. A motion to strike out and insert shall be deemed indivisible; 
but a motion to strike out being lost shall not preclude amendment, or 
a motion to strike out and insert. 

Rule 12. No motion or proposition of a subject different from that 
under consideration shall be admitted under color of amendment. 

Rule 13. When an order or resolution relates to a subject which 
may properly be examined and reported upon by an existing committee 
of the city council, such order or resolution shall, upon presentation, be 
referred to such committee. When a motion is made to refer any subject, 
and different committees are proposed, the motion shall be put in the 
following order: 

1. To a standing committee of the council. 

2. To a special committee of the council. 

Any member offering a motion, order or resolution, which is referred 
to a committee, shall be given a hearing on the same by the committee 
before a report is made thereon, provided he so requests at the time of 
o.fering the order or before final action by the committee. 

Rule 14. After a motion has been put by the president it shall not be 
withdrawn except by unanimous consent. 

Rule 15. When a question is under debate the following motions 
only shall be entertained, and shall have precedence in the order in which 
they stand arranged: 

1. To adjourn. 

2. To lay on the table. 

3. The previous question. 

4. To close debate at a specified time. 

5. To postpone to a day certain. 

6. To commit. 

7. To amend. 

8. To postpone indefinitely. 

Rule 16. A motion to adjourn shall be in order at any time, except 
on an immediate repetition, or pending a verification of a vote; and that 
motion, the motion to lay on the table, the motion to take from the table, 
and the motion for the previous question, shall be decided without debate. 



RULES OF THE CITY COUNCIL. 13 

Readings. 
Rule 17. Every ordinance, order and resolution shall, unless rejected, 
have two several readings, both of which may take place at the same 
session, unless objection is made; -provided, however, that all orders for the 
expenditure of money presented to, or reported upon by a committee of, 
the council, shall lie over for one week before final action thereon. When- 
ever the second reading immediately follows the first reading, the document 
may be read by its title only; provided, that all orders releasing rights 
or easements in or restrictions on land, all orders for the sale of land other 
than school lands, all appropriations for the purchase of land other than 
for school purposes, and all loans voted by the city council shall require 
a vote of two-thirds of all the members of the city council, and shall be 
passed only after two separate readings and by two separate votes, the 
second of said readings and votes to be had not less than fourteen days 
after the first. 

Reconsideration . 

Rule 18. When a vote has been passed, any member may move a 
reconsideration thereof at the same meeting, or he may give notice to the 
clerk, within twenty-four hours of the adjournment of any meeting except 
the final meeting, of his intention to move a reconsideration at the next 
regular meeting; in which case the clerk shall retain possession of the 
papers until the next regular meeting. No member shall speak for more 
than ten minutes on a motion to reconsider. 

Rule 19. When a motion to reconsider has been decided, that deci- 
sion shall not be reconsidered, and no question shall be twice reconsidered 
unless it has been amended after the reconsideration; nor shall any recon- 
sideration be had upon the following motions: 

To adjourn. 

The previous question. 

To lay on the table. 

To take from the table. 

To close debate at a specified time. 

A motion to reconsider may be laid on the table or postponed indefi- 
nitely, and the effect of such action in either case shall be to defeat the 
motion to reconsider. 

Conduct of Members. 
Rule 20. Every member when about to speak shall rise, address the 
chair, and wait until he is recognized, and in speaking shall refrain from 
mentioning any other member by name, shall confine himself to the 
question and avoid personalities. Any member who, in debate or other- 
wise, indulges in personalities or makes charges reflecting upon the char- 
acter of another member shall make an apology in open session at the 
meeting when the offence is committed or at the next succeeding regular 



14 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

meeting, and, failing to do so, shall be named by the president, or held in 
contempt and suspended from further participation in debate until said 
apology is made. 

Rule 21. No member shall speak more than once on a question when 
another member who has not spoken claims the floor, and no member 
speaking shall, without his consent, be interrupted by another, except 
upon a point of order. 

Rule 22. No member shall be permitted to vote on any question, 
or serve on any committee, where his private right is immediately con- 
cerned, distinct from the public interest. 

Rule 23. Every member who shall be present when a question is put, 
where he is not excluded by interest, shall give his vote, unless the council 
for special reason shall excuse him. Application to be so excused on any 
question must be made before the council is divided, or before the calling 
of the yeas and nays; and such application shall be accompanied by a brief 
statement of the reasons, and shall be decided without debate. 

Standing Committees. 
Rule 24. The following standing committees of the council, and 
all other committees, unless specially directed by the council, shall be 
appointed by the president: 

1. A committee, to be known as the Executive Committee, to consist of 
all the members of the council. 

2. A committee on Appropriations, to consist of all the members of 
the council, to whom shall be referred such appropriation orders as may 
be submitted to the council from time to time. 

3. A committee on Branch Libraries, to consist of five members of the 
council. 

4. A committee on Claims, to consist of five members of the council, 
to whom shall be referred all claims against the city arising from the act 
or neglect of any of its departments. They shall report annually a list 
of the claims awarded or approved by them, and the amount of money 
awarded or paid in settlement thereof. 

5. A committee on County Accounts, to consist of five members of the 
council. 

6. A committee on Finance, to consist of all the members of the council, 
to whom shall be referred all applications for expenditure which involve 
a loan. 

7. A committee on Fire Hazard, to consist of five members of the 
council. 

8. A committee on Inspection of Prisons, to consist of five members of 
the council. 

9. A committee on Legislative Matters, to consist of five members of 
the council, who shall, unless otherwise ordered, appear before the com- 
mittees of the General Court and represent the interests of the city; pro- 
vided, said committee shall not appear unless authorized by vote of the 



RULES OF THE CITY COUNCIL. 15 

city council, and shall not, unless directed so to do by the city council 
oppose any legislation petitioned for by the preceding city council. 

10. A committee on Ordinances, to consist of all the members of the 
council, to whom shall be referred all ordinances or orders concerning 
ordinances. 

11. A committee on Parkman Fund, to consist of five members of the 
council, to whom shall be referred all matters concerning the Parkman 
property or the expenditure of the income from the Parkman Fund. 

12. A committee on Printing, to consist of five members of the council, 
who shall have the charge of all printing, advertising or publishing 
ordered by the city council, as one of its contingent or incidental expenses, 
and the supply of all stationery or binding for the same purpose. The com- 
mittee shall fix the number of copies to be printed of any document printed 
as above, the minimum, however, to be four hundred; and they shall 
have the right to make rules and regulations for the care, custody, and 
distribution of all documents, books, pamphlets and maps by the city 
messenger. 

13. A committee on Public Lands, to consist of five members of the 
council, to whom shall be referred all matters relating to public lands. 

14. A committee on Soldiers' Relief, to consist of five members of the 
council, who shall determine the amount of aid to be allowed to soldiers 
and sailors and their families and submit a schedule of the same to the 
city council monthly. 

Order op Business. 
Rule 25. At every regular meeting of the council the order of business 
shall be as follows: 

1. Communications from his Honor the Mayor. 

2. Presentation of petitions, memorials and remonstrances. 

3. Reports of city officers, etc. 

4. Unfinished business of preceding meetings. 

5. Reports of committees. 

6. Motions, orders and resolutions. 

Spectators. 

Rule 26. No person, except a member of the council, shall be permit- 
ted to occupy the seat of any member while the council is in session. 

Rule 27. No person, excepting heads of departments, officials con- 
nected with the city council and reporters, shall be allowed in the ante- 
room or upon the floor of the council chamber while the council is in 
session. Spectators will be allowed in the gallery of the council chamber 
when the council is in session, and no one will be admitted to said gallery 
after the seats are occupied. The city messenger shall enforce this rule. 

Burial Grounds. 
Rule 28. No permission for the use of land for the purpose of burial 
shall be granted until a public hearing shall have been given by the city 
council, after due notice has been served upon abutters, on the applica- 
tion for such permission. 



16 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Smoking in the Council Chamber. 

Rule 29. No smoking shall be allowed in the council chamber when 
the council is in session. 

* Meetings. 

Rule 30. No meeting of any committee shall, without the consent 
of all the members thereof, be called upon less notice than twenty-four 
hours from the time the clerk shall have mailed the notices or despatched 
them by special messenger. No committee, unless authorized by an order 
of the city council, shall incur any expense. No committee meeting shall 
be called later than one hour immediately preceding the time set for any 
regular meeting of the city council, nor shall any committee remain in 
session later than the hour named for any such regular meeting. 

Form op Votes. 
Rule 31. In all votes the form of expression shall be "Ordered" 
for everything by way of command, and the form shall be "Resolved" 
for everything expressing opinions, principles, facts, or purposes. 

Transfers. 
Rule 32. Every application for an appropriation to be provided for 
by transfer shall be referred to the executive committee unless otherwise 
ordered, and no such appropriation shall be made until the said committee 
have reported thereon. 

Consideration op Petitions. 
Rule 33. No petition, remonstrance, resolution or other communica- 
tion submitted by any improvement association, civic society, club or 
other unincorporated organization, or its officers, shall be considered by 
the city council or printed in its proceedings unless such organization 
shall have filed with the city clerk a statement, sworn to by one of its 
officers, specifying the number of members in good standing, the time and 
place of meeting and a list of the officers for the current year. 

Amendment and Suspension. 
Rule 34. The foregoing rules shall not be altered, amended, sus- 
pended or repealed at any time, except by the votes of two-thirds of the 
members of the city council present and voting thereon. 



AMENDED CITY CHARTER. 17 



AMENDED CITY CHARTER OF 1909. 

[With footnotes as to Amendments in 1910, 1912, 1914, 1918, 1919, 1921 

and 1922.1 



The Mayor and City Council. 

Section 1. The terms of office of the mayor and the members of both 
branches of the present city council of the city of Boston and of the 
street commissioner whose term would expire on the first Monday of 
January, nineteen hundred and ten, are hereby extended to ten o'clock 
a.m. on the first Monday of February, nineteen hundred and ten, and 
at that time the said city council and both branches thereof and the 
positions of city messenger, clerk of the common council, clerk of com- 
mittees, assistant clerk of committees, and their subordinates shall be 
abolished. The officials whose terms of office are hereby extended shall, 
for the extended term, receive a compensation equal to one-twelfth of the 
annual salaries now paid to them respectively. The mayor and city 
council elected in accordance with the provisions of this act, and their 
successors, shall thereafter have all the powers and privileges conferred, 
and be subject to all the duties and obligations imposed by law upon 
the city council or the board of aldermen, acting as such or as county 
commissioners or in any capacity, except as herein otherwise provided. 
Wherever in this act the phrase "mayor and city council" appears, it 
shall be understood as meaning the mayor and city council acting on and 
after the first Monday of February, nineteen hundred and ten, under the 
provisions of this and the three following sections. The city council may, 
subject to the approval of the mayor, from time to time establish such 
offices, other than that of city clerk, as it may deem necessary for the 
conduct of its affairs and at such salaries as it may determine, and abolish 
such offices or alter such salaries; and without such approval may fill 
the offices thus established and remove the incumbents at pleasure. 

Sect. 2. The mayor from time to time may make to the city council 
in the form of an ordinance or loan order filed with the city clerk such 
recommendations other than for school purposes as he may deem to be for 
the welfare of the city. The city council shall consider each ordinance or 
loan order presented by the mayor and shall either adopt or reject the 
same within sixty days after the date when it is filed as aforesaid. If the 
said ordinance or loan order is not rejected within said sixty days it shall 

Note. — The Amended City Charter is contained in Chap. 486, Acts of 
1909, consisting of 63 sections. Sees. 35 to 44, inclusive, are omitted, 
as these concern the alternative amendments which became inoperative 
on the adoption of Plan 2 by the voters in the State election, November 2, 
1909. 



18 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

be in force as if adopted by the city council unless previously withdrawn 
by the mayor. Nothing herein shall prevent the mayor from again 
presenting an ordinance or loan order which has been rejected or with- 
drawn. The city council may originate an ordinance or loan order and 
may reduce or reject any item in any loan and, subject to the approval 
of the mayor, may amend an ordinance. All sales of land other than 
school lands, all appropriations for the purchase of land other than for 
school purposes, and all loans voted by the city council shall require a 
vote of two thirds of all the members of the city council; and shall be 
passed only after two separate readings and by two separate votes, the 
second of said readings and votes to be had not less than fourteen days 
after the first. No amendment increasing the amount of land to be sold 
or the amount to be paid for the purchase of land, or the amount of loans, 
or altering the disposition of purchase mone} r or of the proceeds of loans 
shall be made at the time of the second reading and vote. 

Sect. 3. All appropriations, other than for school purposes, to be 
met from taxes, revenue, or any source other than loans shall originate 
with the mayor, who within thirty days after the beginning of the 
fiscal year shall submit to the city council the annual budget of the current 
expenses of the city and county, and may submit thereafter supplemen- 
tary budgets until such time as the tax rate for the year shall have been 
fixed. The city council may reduce or reject any item, but without the 
approval of the mayor shall not increase any item in, nor the total of a 
budget, nor add any item thereto, nor shall it originate a budget. It 
shall be the duty of the city and county officials, when requested by the 
mayor, to submit forthwith in such detail as he may require estimates 
for the next fiscal year of the expenditures of the department or office 
under their charge, which estimates shall be transmitted to the city council. 

The city auditor may, with the approval in each instance of the mayor, 
at any time make transfers from the appropriation for current expenses 
of one division of a department to the appropriation for current expenses 
of any other division of the same department, and from the reserve fund 
to any appropriation for the current expenses of a department; and may 
also, with the approval of the mayor, at any time between December first 
and February first, make transfers from any appropriation to any other 
appropriation: -provided, however, that no money raised by loan shall be 
transferred to any appropriation from income or taxes. He may also 
with such approval apply any of the income and taxes not disposed of 
in closing the accounts for the financial year in such manner as he may 
determine. 

Sect. 4. Every appropriation, ordinance, order, resolution and vote 
of the city council, except votes relating to its own internal affairs, shall be 
presented to the mayor, who shall make or cause to be made a written 
record of the time and place of presentation, and it shall be in force if 
he approves the same within fifteen days after it shall have been presented 
to him, or if the same is not returned by him with his objections thereto 



AMENDED CITY CHARTER. 19 

in writing within said period of fifteen days. If within said period said 
appropriation, ordinance, order, resolution, or vote is returned by the 
mayor to the city council by filing the same with the city clerk with his 
objections thereto the same shall be void. If the same involves the expen- 
diture of money, the mayor may approve some of the items in whole or 
in part and disapprove other of the items in whole or in part; and such 
items or parts of items as he approves shall be in force, and such items or 
parts of items as he disapproves shall be void. 

Sect. 5. Except as otherwise provided in this act, the organization, 
powers, and duties of the executive departments of the city shall remain 
as constituted at the time when this section takes effect; but the mayor 
and city council at any time may by ordinance reorganize, consolidate, 
or abolish departments in whole or in part; transfer the duties, powers, 
and appropriations of one department to another in whole or in part; 
and establish new departments; and may increase, reduce, establish or 
abolish salaries of heads of departments, or members of boards. Nothing 
in this act shall authorize the abolition or the taking away of any of 
the powers or duties as established by law of the assessing department, 
building department, board of appeal, children's institutions department, 
election department, fire department, Franklin Foundation, hospital 
department, library department, overseers of the poor, schoolhouse 
department, school committee, or any department in charge of an official 
or officials appointed by the governor, nor the abolition of the health 
department. 

Sect. 6. No contract for lighting the public streets, parks, or alleys, 
or for the collection, removal, or disposal of refuse, extending over a 
period of more than one year from the date thereof, shall be valid without 
the approval of the mayor and the city council after a public hearing 
held by the city council, of which at least seven days' notice shall have 
been given in the City Record. 

Sect. 7. The city council at any time may request from the mayor 
specific information on any municipal matter within its jurisdiction, 
and may request his presence to answer written questions relating thereto 
at a meeting to be held not earlier than one week from the date of the 
receipt of said questions, in which case the mayor shall personally, or 
through a head of a department or a member of a board, attend such 
meeting and publicly answer all such questions. The person so attend- 
ing shall not be obliged to answer questions relating to any other matter. 
The mayor at any time may attend and address the city council in person 
or through the head of a department, or a member of a board, upon such 
subject as he may desire. 

Sect. 8. Neither the city council, nor any member or committee, 
officer, or employee thereof shall, except as otherwise provided in this 
act, directly or indirectly on behalf of the city or of the county of Suf- 
folk take part in the employment of labor, the making of contracts, 
the purchase of materials, supplies or real estate; nor in the construe- 



20 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

tion, alteration, or repair of any public works, buildings, or other prop- 
erty; nor in the care, custody, and management of the same; nor in the 
conduct of the executive or administrative business of the city or county ; 
nor in the appointment or removal of any municipal or county employee; 
nor in the expenditure of public money except such as may be necessary 
for the contingent and incidental expenses of the city council. The pro- 
visions of this section shall not affect the powers or duties of the city coun- 
cil as the successor of the present board of aldermen relative to state 
or military aid and soldiers' relief . 

It shall be unlawful for the mayor or for a member of the city coun- 
cil or for any officer or employee of the city or of the county of Suffolk 
or for a member of the finance commission directly or indirectly to make 
a contract with the city or with the county of Suffolk, or to receive any 
commission, discount, bonus, gift, contribution or reward from or any 
share in the profits of any person or corporation making or performing 
such contract, unless such mayor, member of the city council, officer, 
or employee or member of the finance commission immediately upon 
learning of the existence of such contract or that such contract is pro- 
posed, shall notify in writing the mayor, city council, and finance com- 
mission of such contract and of the nature of his interest in such contract 
and shall abstain from doing any official act on behalf of the city in reference 
thereto. In case of such interest on the part of an officer whose duty it 
is to make such contract on behalf of the city, the contract may be made 
by any other officer of the city duly authorized thereto by the mayor, 
or if the mayor has such interest by the city clerk: -provided, however, 
that when a contractor with the city or county is a corporation or voluntary 
association, the ownership of less than five per cent of the stock or shares 
actually issued shall not be considered as being an interest in the contract 
within the meaning of this act, and such ownership shall not affect the 
validity of the contract, unless the owner of such stock or shares is also 
an officer or agent of the corporation or association, or solicits or takes 
part in the making of the contract. 

A violation of any provision of this section shall render the contract 
in respect to which such violation occurs voidable at the option of the 
city or county. Any person violating the provisions of this section shall 
be punished by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars, or by 
imprisonment for not more than one year, or both. Chapter five hundred 
and twenty-two of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and eight is 
hereby repealed. 

The Executive Department. 
Sect. 9. All heads of departments and members of municipal boards, 
including the board of street commissioners, as their present terms of 
office expire (but excluding the school committee and those officials by 
law appointed by the governor), shall be appointed by the mayor with- 
out confirmation by the city council. They shall be recognized experts 



AMENDED CITY CHARTER. 21 

in such work as may devolve upon the incumbents of said offices, or 
persons specially fitted by education, training or experience to perform 
the same, and (except the election commissioners, who shall remain sub- 
ject to the provisions of existing laws) shall be appointed without regard 
to party affiliation or to residence at the time of appointment except as 
hereinafter provided. 

Sect. 10.* In making such appointments the mayor shall sign a 
certificate in the following form: 

CERTIFICATE OF APPOINTMENT. 
I appoint (Name of Appointee) to the position of (Name of Office) and I certify that 
in my opinion he is a recognized expert in the work which will devolve upon him, and 
that I make the appointment solely in the interest of the city. Mayor. 

Or in the following form, as the case may be: 

CERTIFICATE OF APPOINTMENT. 
I appoint (Name of Appointee) to the position of (Name of Office) and I certify that 
in my opinion he is a person specially fitted by education, training, or experience to perform 
the duties of said office, and that I make the appointment solely in the interest of the city. 

Mayor. 

The certificate shall be filed with the city clerk, who shall thereupon 
forward a certified copy to the civil service commission. The commis- 
sion shall immediately make a careful inquiry into the qualifications 
of the nominee under such rules as they may, with the consent of the 
governor and council, establish, and, if they conclude that he is a com- 
petent person with the requisite qualifications, they shall file with the 
city clerk a certificate signed by at least a majority of the commission 
that they have made a careful inquiry into the qualifications of the 
appointee, and that in their opinion he is a recognized expert, or that 
he is qualified by education, training or experience for said office, as 
the case may be, and that they approve the appointment. Upon the 
filing of this certificate the appointment shall become operative, subject 
however to all provisions of law or ordinance in regard to acceptance 
of office, oath of office, and the fifing of bonds. If the commission does 
not within thirty days after the receipt of such notice file said certificate 
with the city clerk the appointment shall be void. 

Sect. 11. The civil service commission is authorized to incur in 
carrying out the foregoing provisions such reasonable expense as may be 
approved by the governor and council; the same to be paid by the 
commonwealth, which upon demand shall be reimbursed by the city of 
Boston. 

Sect. 12. A vacancy in any office to which the provisions of section 
nine of this act apply, shall be filled by the mayor under the provisions 

* Sect. 10, amended by Chap. 550, Acts of 1912, now provides that if 
an appointee is accused of a crime, misdemeanor or act of dishonesty, he 
has a right to a hearing, where full opportunity shall be given to explain 
or refute the charge. 



22 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

of said section and pending a permanent appointment he shall designate 
some other head of a department or member of a board to discharge 
the duties of the office temporarily. 

Sect. 13. Members of boards shall be appointed for the terms estab- 
lished by law or by ordinance. Heads of departments shall be appointed 
for terms of four years beginning with the first day of May of the year 
in. which they are appointed and shall continue thereafter to hold office 
during the pleasure of the mayor. 

Sect. 14. The mayor may remove any head of a department or 
member of a board (other than the election commissioners, who shall 
remain subject to the provisions of existing laws) by filing a written 
statement with the city clerk setting forth in detail the specific reasons 
for such removal, a copy of which shall be delivered or mailed to the 
person thus removed, who may make a reply in writing, which, if he 
desires, may be filed with the city clerk; but such reply shall not affect 
the action taken unless the mayor so determines. The provisions of this 
section shall not apply to the school committee or to any official by law 
appointed by the governor. 

Sect. 15. The positions of assistants and secretary authorized by 
section twenty of chapter four hundred and forty-nine of the acts of the 
year eighteen hundred and ninety-five except those in the election depart- 
ment are hereby abolished, and except as aforesaid the said section is 
hereby repealed. 

The civil service laws shall not apply to the appointment of the mayor's 
secretaries, nor of the stenographers, clerks, telephone operators and 
messengers connected with his office, and the mayor may remove such 
appointees without a hearing and without making a statement of the 
cause for their removal. 

Sect. 16. No official of said city, except in case of extreme emer- 
gency involving the health or safety of the people or their property, shall 
expend intentionally in any fiscal year any sum in excess of the appro- 
priations duly made in accordance with law, nor involve the city in any 
contract for the future payment of money in excess of such appropria- 
tion, except as provided in section six of this act. Any official who shall 
violate the provisions of this section shall be punished by imprisonment 
for not more than one year, or by a fine of not more than one thousand 
dollars, or both. 

The Finance Commission. 

Sect. 17. Within sixty days after the passage of this act the governor 
with the advice and consent of the council shall appoint a finance com- 
mission to consist of five persons, inhabitants of and qualified voters in 
the city of Boston, who shall have been such for at least three years 
prior to the date of their appointment, one for the term of five years, 
one for four years, one for three years, one for two years, and one for 
one year, and thereafter as the terms of office expire in each year one 
member for a term of five years. Vacancies in the commission shall be 



AMENDED CITY CHARTER. 23 

filled for the unexpired term by the governor with the advice and consent 
of the council. The members of said commission may be removed by 
the governor with the advice and consent of the council for such cause 
as he shall deem sufficient. The chairman shall be designated by the 
governor. His annual salary shall be five thousand dollars, which shall 
be paid in monthly instalments by the city of Boston. The other members 
shall serve without pay. 

Sect. IS. It shall be the duty of the finance commission from time 
to time to investigate any and all matters relating to appropriations, 
loans, expenditures, accounts, and methods of administration affecting 
the city of Boston or the county of Suffolk, or any department thereof, 
that may appear to the commission to require investigation, and 
to report thereon from time to time to the mayor, the city council, the 
governor, or the general court. The commission shall make an 
annual report in January of each year to the general court. 

Sect. 19. Whenever any pay roll, bill, or other claim against the 
city is presented to the mayor, city auditor, or the city treasurer, he shall, 
if the same seems to him to be of doubtful validity, excessive in amount, 
or otherwise contrary to the city's interest, refer it to the finance com- 
mission, which shall immediately investigate the facts and report thereon; 
and pending said report payment shall be withheld. 

Sect. 20.* The said commission is authorized to employ such experts, 
counsel, and other assistants, and to incur such other expenses as it may 
deem necessary, and the same shall be paid by said city upon requisi- 
tion by the commission, not exceeding in the aggregate in any year the 
sum of twenty-five thousand dollars, or such additional sums as may be 
appropriated for the purpose by the city council, and approved by the 
mayor. A sum sufficient to cover the salary of the chairman of the com- 
mission and the further sum of at least twenty-five thousand dollars to 
meet the expenses as aforesaid shall be appropriated each year by said 
city. The commission shall have the same right to incur expenses in 
anticipation of its appropriation as if it were a regular department of 
said city. 

Sect. 21. For the purpose of enabling the said commission to perform 
the duties and carry out the objects herein contemplated, and to enable 
the mayor, the city council, the governor or the general court to receive 
the reports and findings of said commission as a basis for such laws, 
ordinances, or administrative orders as may be deemed meet, the com- 
mission shall have all the powers and duties enumerated in chapter five 
hundred and sixty-two of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and eight 
and therein conferred upon the commission designated in said act; but 
counsel for any witness at any public hearing may ask him any pertinent 
question and may offer pertinent evidence through other witnesses subject 
to cross-examination by the commission and its counsel. 

* Sect. 20, amended by Chap. 81, Acts of 1921, now allows for Finance 
Commission's annual expenses $35,000 instead of $25,000. 



24 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

The City Clerk. 
Sect. 22. The present city clerk shall hold office for the term for which 
he has been elected, and thereafter until his successor is chosen and quali- 
fied. In the year nineteen hundred and eleven, and every third year 
thereafter, a city clerk shall be elected by a majority of the members of 
the city council, to hold office until the first Monday in February in the 
third year following his election, and thereafter until his successor has been 
duly chosen and qualified, unless sooner removed by due process of law. 
The city clerk shall act as clerk of the city council established by this act. 

The City Auditor. 

Sect. 23. All accounts rendered to or kept in the departments of the 
city of Boston or county of Suffolk shall be subject to the inspection 
and revision of the city auditor, and shall be rendered and kept in such 
form as he shall prescribe. The auditor may require any person pre- 
senting for settlement an account or claim against the city or county 
to make oath before him in such form as he may prescribe as to the accuracy 
of such account or claim. The wilful making of a false oath shall be 
perjury and punishable as such. The auditor may disallow and refuse 
to pay, in whole or in part, any claim on the ground that it is fraudulent 
or unlawful and in that case he shall file a written statement of his reasons 
for the refusal. 

Sect. 24. Whenever, in response to an advertisement by any officer or 
board of the city or county, a bid for a contract to do work or furnish 
materials is sent or delivered to said officer or board, a duplicate of the 
same shall be furnished by the bidder to the auditor, to be kept by him 
and not opened until after the original bids are opened. After the original 
bids are opened, the auditor shall open and examine the bids submitted 
to him, and shall compare the same with the original bids. In case any 
of the bids submitted to the auditor differ from the corresponding original 
bids, those submitted to the auditor shall be treated as the original bids. 
The contract shall not be awarded until after both sets of bids are opened. 

Sect. 25. The auditor shall furnish monthly to each head of depart- 
ment a statement of the unexpended balance of the appropriation for that 
department, and he shall furnish to the mayor and city council a state- 
ment of the unexpended balances of all the departments. He shall 
furnish quarterly to the city council an itemized statement showing 
the amount of money expended by the mayor and the city council for 
contingent expenses. 

Miscellaneous Provisions. 

Sect. 26. All loans issued by the city after the passage of this act 
shall be made payable in annual instalments in the manner authorized 
by section thirteen of chapter twenty-seven of the Revised Laws as 

* Sect. 26 amended by Chap. 437, Acts of 1910, which exempts all loans 
issued for rapid transit construction from the prohibition as to sinking 
funds. 



AMENDED CITY CHARTER. 25 

amended by section one of chapter three hundred and forty-one of the 
acts of the year nineteen hundred and eight. No sinking fund shall be 
established for said loan. All bonds shall be offered for sale in such 
a manner that the effect of the premiums, if any, shall be to reduce 
the total amount of bonds issued. No city or county money shall be 
deposited in any bank or trust company of which any member of the board 
of sinking fund commissioners of said city is an officer, director, or agent. 

Sect. 27.* Every officer and board in charge of a department of the 
city of Boston or county of Suffolk shall on or before the fifth day of 
May in each year prepare and furnish to the city auditor a list of the 
officials and employees under said officer or board and paid by the city 
or county on the thirtieth day of April preceding. Such lists shall give 
the names, residence by street and ward, designation, compensation, 
and date of election or appointment of each of said officials and employees 
and the date when each first entered the employ of the city or county. 
It shall be the duty of the city auditor to verify said lists by the pay rolls ; 
and when verified the said lists shall be printed by the superintendent 
of printing as a city document. 

Sect. 28. The jurisdiction now exercised by the board of aldermen 
concerning the naming of streets, the planting and removal of trees in 
the public ways, the issue of permits or licenses for coasting, the storage 
of gasoline, oil, and other inflammable substances or explosive com- 
pounds and the use of the public ways for any permanent or temporary 
obstruction or projection in, under, or over the same, including the location 
of conduits, poles, and posts for telephone, telegraph, street railway, or 
illuminating purposes, is hereby vested in the board of street commis- 
sioners, to be exercised by said board with the approval in writing of the 
mayor; and the mayor and city council shall have authority to fix by 
ordinance the terms by way of cash payment, rent, or otherwise, upon 
which permits or licenses for the storage of gasoline or oil, or other inflam- 
mable substances or explosive compounds, and the construction or use 
of coal holes, vaults, bay windows, and marquises, in, under, or over the 
public ways shall be issued. 

Sect. 29. Within ninety days after the passage of this act and there- 
after there shall be published at least once a week and distributed and 
sold under the direction of the mayor and on terms to be fixed by the 
city council and approved by the mayor a paper to be known as the City 
Record. All advertising, whether required by law »r not, with reference 
to the purchase or taking of land, contracts for work, materials, or supplies, 
the sale of bonds, or the sale of property for non-payment of taxes shall 
appear exclusively in said paper; a list of all contracts of one thousand 
dollars or more, as awarded, with the names of bidders, and the amount of 

* Sect. 27 amended by Chap. 168, Spec. Acts of 1919, changing the 
date from April 30 to June 1 for the annual listing of officials and employees, 
also by Chap. 133, Acts of 1922, directing the City auditor to keep a copy 
of said list open for public inspection, and that it be printed as a public 
document in 1923 and everv two vears thereafter. 



26 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

the bids; appointments by the mayor; and changes in the number and 
compensation of employees in each department, shall be published in the 
City Record. The proceedings of the city council and school committee 
together with all communications from the mayor, shall be published in 
the City Record. 

Sect. 30. Every officer or board in charge of a department in said 
city, when authorized to erect a new building or to make structural 
changes in an existing building, shall make contracts therefor, not exceed- 
ing five, each contract to be subject to the approval of the mayor; and 
when about to do any work or to make any purchase, the estimated 
cost of which alone, or in conjunction with other similar work or pur- 
chase which might properly be included in the same contract, amounts 
to or exceeds one thousand dollars, shall, unless the mayor gives written 
authority to do otherwise, invite proposals therefor by advertisement in 
the City Record. Such advertisement shall state the time and place for 
opening the proposals in answer to said advertisement, and shall reserve 
the right to the officer or board to reject any or all proposals. No authority 
to dispense with advertising shall be given by the mayor unless the said 
officer or board furnishes him with a signed statement which shall be 
published in the City Record giving in detail the reasons for not inviting 
bids by advertisement. 

Sect. 31. At the request of any department, and with the approval 
of the mayor the board of street commissioners, in the name of the city, 
may take in fee for any municipal purpose any land within the limits of 
the city, not already appropriated to public use. Whenever the price 
proposed to be paid for a lot of land for any municipal purpose is more 
than twenty-five per cent higher than its average assessed valuation dur- 
ing the previous three years, said land shall not be taken by purchase 
but shall be taken by right of eminent domain and paid for in the manner 
provided for the taking of and the payment of damages for land for high- 
ways in said city. No land shall be taken until an appropriation by loan 
or otherwise for the general purpose for which land is needed shall have 
been made by the mayor and city council by a two thirds vote of all its 
members; or in case of land for school purposes by the school committee 
and schoolhouse department in accordance with law; nor shall a price 
be paid in excess of the appropriation, -unless a larger sum is awarded 
by a court of competent jurisdiction. All proceedings in the taking of 
land shall be under the advice of the law department, and a record thereof 
shall be kept by said department. 

Sect. 32.* The first municipal election under this act shall take 
place on the first Tuesday after the second Monday in January in the 
year nineteen hundred and ten, and thereafter the regular municipal 

* Sect. 32 amended by Chap. 730, § 1, Acts of 1914, fixing date of annual 
municipal election on the sixth Tuesday after the state election. Sect. 32 
again amended (by Chap. 288, Acts of 1921) fixing date of municipal 
election on the first Tuesday after the second Monday in December. 



AMENDED CITY CHARTER. 27 

elections in each year in said city shall be held on the first Tuesday after 
the second Monday in January. 

Sect. 33. The fiscal year -in said city shall begin on February first 
and shall end on the thirty-first day of January next following; and the 
municipal year shall hereafter begin on the first Monday in February and 
shall continue until the first Monday of the February next following. 
The present terms of office of members of the school committee are hereby 
extended to the first Monday of February in the years in which their 
terms respectively expire, and hereafter the terms of office of members 
of the school committee shall begin with the first Monday of February 
following their election. The members of the school committee hereafter 
shall meet and organize annually on the first Monday of February. 

Sect. 34. In Boston beginning with the current year political committees 
shall be elected at the state primaries instead of at the municpial primaries. 



The Mayor. 

Sect. 45.* The mayor of the city of Boston shall be elected at large 
to hold office for the term of four years from the first Monday in February 
following his election and until his successor is chosen and qualified, 
except as hereinafter provided. 

Sect. 46. (Repealed by Chap. 94, Special Acts of 1918. This section 
provided for the recall of the Mayor.) 

Sect. 47. If a vacancy occurs in the office of mayor within two months 
prior to a regular municipal election other than an election for mayor, 
or within four months after any regular municipal election, the city council 
shall forthwith order a special election for a mayor to serve for the unex- 
pired term, subject if the vacancy occurs in the first or second year of the 
mayor's term to recall under the provisions of the preceding section. If 
such vacancy occurs at any other time there shall be an election for mayor 
at the municipal election held in Januaryf next following, for the term 
of four years, subject to recall as aforesaid. In the case of the decease, 
inability, absence or resignation of the mayor, and whenever there is a 
vacancy in the office from any cause, the president of the city council 
while said cause continues or until a mayor is elected shall perform the 
duties of mayor. If he is also absent or unable from any cause to perform 
such duties they shall be performed until the mayor or president of the 
city council returns or is able to attend to said duties by such member of 
the city council as that body may elect, and until such election by the city 
clerk. The person upon whom such duties shall devolve shall be called 
"acting mayor" and he shall possess the powers of mayor only in matters 

* . * * Sections 35 to 44, inclusive, are omitted because now in- 
operative. 

* Sect. 45 amended by Chap. 94, Special Acts of 1918' providing that 
the mayor shall not be eligible for election for the succeeding term. 

t January changed to December by Chap. 730, Acts of 1914, §§2 and 3. 



28 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

not admitting of delay, but shall have no power to make permanent 
appointments except on the decease of the mayor. 

The City Council. 

Sect. 48. There shall be elected at large in said city a city council 
consisting of nine members. At the first election under this act there shall 
be elected nine members of said city council. No voter shall vote for more 
than nine. The three candidates receiving the largest number of votes 
at said election shall hold office for three years, the three receiving the next 
largest number of votes shall hold office for two years, the three receiving 
the next largest number of votes shall hold office for one year. In case 
two or more persons elected should receive an equal number of votes those 
who are the seniors by age shall for the division into classes hereby required 
be classified as if they had received the larger number of votes in the order 
of ages. Thereafter at each annual municipal election there shall be chosen 
at large three members of the city council to hold office for a term of three 
years. No voter shall vote for more than three. All said terms shall begin 
with the first Monday of February following the election. 

Sect. 49. Each member of the city council shall be paid an annual 
salary of fifteen hundred dollars; and no other sum shall be paid from the 
city treasury for or on account of any personal expenses directly or 
indirectly incurred by or in behalf of any member of said council. 

Sect. 50. The city council shall be the judge of the election and 
qualifications of its members; shall elect from its members by vote of a 
majority of all the members a president who when present shall preside 
at the meetings thereof; shall from time to time establish rules for its 
proceedings, and shall, when a vacancy occurs in the office of any member, 
elect by vote of a majority of all the members a registered voter of said 
city to fill the vacancy for the remainder of the municipal year. The 
vacancy for the remainder of the unexpired term shall be filled at the next 
annual municipal election, unless the vacancy occurs within two months 
prior to such municipal election, in which event the city council shall 
forthwith order a special election to fill the vacancy for the unexpired 
term. The member eldest in years shall preside until the president is 
chosen, and in case of the absence of the president, until a presiding 
officer is chosen. 

Sect. 51. All elections by the city council under any provision of law 
shall be made by a viva voce vote, each member who is present answering 
to his name when it is called by the clerk or other proper officer, and stating 
the name of the person for whom he votes, or declining to vote as the case 
may be; and the clerk or other proper officer shall record every such vote. 
No such election shall be valid unless it is made as aforesaid. 

Sect. 52. No primary election or caucus for municipal offices shall be 
held hereafter in the city of Boston, and all laws relating to primary elec- 
tions and caucuses for such offices in said city are hereby repealed. 



AMENDED CITY CHARTER. 



29 



Sect. 53.* Any male qualified registered voter in said city may be 
nominated for any municipal elective office in said city, and his name as 
such candidate shall be printed on the official ballot to be used at the 
municipal election: provided, that at or before five o'clock p.m. of the 
twenty-fifth* day prior to such election nomination papers prepared and 
issued by the election commissioners, signed in person by at least five 
thousand registered voters in said city qualified to vote for such candi- 
date at said election, shall be filed with said election commissioners, and 
the signatures on the same to the number required to make a nomination 
are subsequently certified by the election commissioners as hereinafter 
provided. Said nomination papers shall be in substantially the following 
form: 

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS. 

CITY OF BOSTON 

NOMINATION PAPER. 

The undersigned, registered voters of the City of Boston qualified to vote for a candidate 

for the office named below, in accordance with law, make the following nomination of 

candidates to be voted for at the election to be held in the City of Boston on December , 

19 . 



NAME OF CANDIDATE. 
(Give first or middle name in full.) 



OFFICE FOR WHICH 
NOMINATED. 



RESIDENCE. 
Street and number, if any. 



SIGNATURES AND RESIDENCES OF NOMINATORS. 
We certify that we have not subscribed to more nominations of candidates for this 
office than there are persons to be elected thereto. In case of the death, withdrawal, 
or incapacity of any of the above nominees, after written acceptance filed with the board 
of election commissioners, we authorize (names of a committee of not less than five persons) 
or a majority thereof as our representatives to fill the vacancy in the manner prescribed 
by law. 



SIGNATURES 

OF NOMINATORS. 

To be made in person. 


RESIDENCE MAY 1, 
or, as the case may be, April 1. 


WARD. 


PREC. 


PRESENT 
RESIDENCE. 












ACCEPTANCE OF NOMINATION. 
We accept the above nominations. 

(Signature of Nominees.) 



* Sect. 53 amended by Chap. 730, § 4, Acts of 1914 (accepted by the 
voters, November 3, 1914), so as to require but 3,000 certified signatures 
for nomination of mayor and 2,000 for nomination of city council or school 
committee member. Also, the twenty-fifth day "prior to such election" 
changed to the twenty-first day. 

Note. — The last clause of Sect. 53, containing the jurat, annulled in 
19 IS by Chap. 37, Special Acts. 



30 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Sect. 54.* If a candidate nominated as aforesaid dies before the day 
of election, or withdraws his name from nomination, or is found to be 
ineligible, the vacancy may be filled by a committee of not less than five 
persons, or a majority thereof, if such committee be named, and so author- 
ized in the nomination papers. Nomination papers shall not include 
candidates for more than one office except that not more than three or 
nine, as the case may be, candidates for city council may be included 
in one nomination paper, and not more than two candidates for school 
committee may be included in one nomination paper. Every voter may 
sign as many nomination papers for each office to be filled as there are 
persons to be elected thereto and no more. Nomination papers in each 
year shall be issued by the board of election commissioners on and after 
but not before the day next following the state election. 

Sect. 55.** Women who are qualified to vote for a member of the 
school committee may be nominated as and sign nomination papers for 
candidates for that office in the manner and under the same provisions of 
law as men. 

Sect. 56. The names of candidates appearing on nomination papers 
shall when filed be a matter of public record; but the nomination papers 
shall not be open to public inspection until after certification. After 
such nomination papers have been filed, the election commissioners shall 
certify thereon the number of signatures which are the names of regis- 
tered voters in the city qualified to sign the same. They need not certify 
a greater number of names than are required to make a nomination, 
with one-fifth f of such number added thereto. All such papers found 
not to contain a number of names so certified equivalent to the number 
required to make a nomination shall be invalid. The election commis- 
sioners shall complete such certification on or before five o'clock p.m. 
on the sixteenth { day preceding the city election. Such certification 
shall not preclude any voter from filing objections as to the validity of 
the nomination. All withdrawals and objections to such nominations 
shall be filed with the election commissioners on or before five o'clock 
p.m. on the fourteenth § day preceding the city election. All substitutions 
to fill vacancies caused by withdrawal or ineligibility shall be filed with 
the election commissioners on or before five o'clock p.m. on the twelfth 
day preceding the city election. 

Sect. 57. The name of each person who is nominated in compliance 
with law, together with his residence and the title and term of the office 

* Sect. 54 amended by Chap. 730, § 5, Acts of 1914, so as to limit the 
number of nomination papers issued to any candidate for mayor to 300, 
and to any candidate for city council or school committee to 200. 

j Changed to one-tenth by Chap. 730. 

| Changed to fifteenth. § Changed to thirteenth. 

Sect. 54 again amended (by Chap. 340, Acts of 1921) so as to fix the 
time for issuing municipal nomination papers on and after the Wednesday 
following the first Monday in November. 

** Sect. 55, amended by Chap. 65, Acts of 1921, leaving women voters 
as free as men voters to cast a complete ballot. 



AMENDED CITY CHARTER. 31 

for which he is a candidate shall be printed on the official ballots at the 
municipal election, and the names of no other candidates shall be printed 
thereon. The names of candidates for the same office shall be printed 
upon the official ballot in the order in which they may be drawn by the 
board of election commissioners, whose duty it shall be to make such 
drawing and to give each candidate an opportunity to be present thereat 
personally or by one representative. 

Sect. 58. No ballots used at any annual or special municipal elec- 
tion shall have printed thereon any party or political designation or mark, 
and there shall not be appended to the name of any candidate any such 
party or political designation or mark, or anything showing how he was 
nominated or indicating his views or opinions. 

Sect. 59. On ballots to be used at annual or special municipal elec- 
tions blank spaces shall be left at the end of each list of candidates for 
the different offices, equal to the number to be elected thereto, in which 
the voter may insert the name of any person not printed on the ballot 
for whom he desires to vote for such office. 

Sect. 60. All laws not inconsistent with the provisions of this act, 
governing nomination papers and nominations for, and elections of munici- 
pal officers in the city of Boston, shall so far as they may be applicable, 
govern the nomination papers, nominations and elections provided for 
in this act. The board of election commissioners shall be subject to 
the same penalties and shall have the same powers and duties, where 
not inconsistent with the provisions of this act, in relation to nomination 
papers, preparing and printing ballots, preparing for and conducting 
elections and counting, tabulating and determining the votes cast under 
the provisions of this act, as they have now in relation to municipal elec- 
tions in said city. 

Sect. 61. The provisions of this act shall apply to any special munici- 
pal election held after the year nineteen hundred and nine in the city of 
Boston, except that nomination papers for offices to be filled at such 
elections shall be issued by the election commissioners on and after the 
day following the calling of said special election. Every special municipal 
election shall be held on a Tuesday not less than sixty days nor more 
than ninety days after the date of the order calling such special election. 

Sect. 62. All acts and parts of acts so far as inconsistent with this 

act are hereby repealed; all ordinances and parts of ordinances so far as 

inconsistent with this act are hereby annulled; and all acts and parts of 

acts affecting the city of Boston not inconsistent with the provisions 

of this act are continued in force: provided, however, that the provisions 

of chapter four hundred and forty of the acts of the year nineteen hundred 

and nine shall not apply to any election held hereunder prior to the first 

day of April in the year nineteen hundred and ten. 

************ * 

[Approved June 11, 1909.) 

Note. — Section 63 (the final section) omitted, as it merely states when 
the different sections went into effect. 



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MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



Officers 



IN CHARGE OF THE 



EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS. 



The following table shows the manner in which the administrative heads of the 
Executive departments are appointed or elected, the time of appointment or election, 
the term of office as prescribed by statute, ordinance, or both, and the salary received 
by each. Heads of departments and members of municipal boards appointed by the 
Mayor are subject to approval by the Massachusetts Civil Service Commission. (See 
Acts of 1909, Chap. 486, Sects. 9-13.) 



Officers. 



How 
Created. 



Appointed or Elected. 



By Whom. 



When. 



Term. 



Begins. 



Length. 



Salary. 



Assessors (Three) 
Auditor 



Statute . 
Ord.... 



Boston Sanatorium 
Trustees (Seven) .... 

Budget Commissioner, 

Building Commissioner, 

City Clerk 



City Planning Board 
(Five) 



Collector 

Corporation Counsel. . . 



Statute . . . 

a 

Ord 

Statute . . . 
Ord 



Mayor . 



Annually, 
one 



Quadren- 
nially. . . 



Annually, 
one or two, 

Quadren- 
nially 



Quadren- 
nially. . . . 



City 
Council . 



Mayor . 



Triennial ly, 



Annually, 
one 



Quadren- 
nially. . . . 

Quadren- 
nially 



April 1. 
May 1. 

" 1. 

" 1. 

" 1. 



1st Mon. 
in Feb . 



May 1. 
" 1. 
" 1. 



3 yrs. 

4 " 

5 " 
4 " 

4 " 

3 " 

5 " 

4 " 
4 " 



*$4,500 
7,000 

None 
6,000 
6,000 

6,000 
None 
6,000 
9,000 



* Chairman, $6,000. 



CHIEF OFFICERS OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS. 33 







Appointed 


or Elected. 


Term. 






How 
Created. 










Salary. 


Officers. 


By Whom. 


When. 


Begins. 


Length. 


Election Commissioners 
(Four) 


Statute . . . 


Mayor . . . 


Annually, 
one ...... 


April 1 . . 


4yrs. 






* $4,000 


Fire Commissioner .... 


" 


it 


Quadren- . 
nially .... 


May 1 . . 


4 " 


7,500 


Health Commissioner . . 


Ord 


it 


Quadren- 
nially. . . . 


a -i 


4 " 


7,500 


Hospital Trustees 
(Five) 


Statute . . . 


a 


Annually, 
one 


May 1 . . 


5 " 






None 


Institutions Commis- 
sioner 


Ord 


a 


Quadren- 
nially. . . . 


a -i 


4 " 






7,500 


Library Trustees (Five) 


a 


u 


Annually, 
one 


a -i 


5- " 


None 


Markets, Superintend- 
ent of . . . 


it 


a 


Quadren- 
nially. . . . 


" 1 


4 " 






4,000 


Overseers of the Pub- 
lic Welfare (Twelve), 


Statute . . . 


a 


Annually, 
four 


« I 


3 " 


None 


Park Commissioners 
(Three) 


a 


" ... 


Annually, 
one 


" 1 


3 " 






t 


Printing, Superintend- 
ent of 


Ord 


a 


Quadren- 
nially. . . . 


it -I 


4 " 






5,000 


Public Buildings, Su- 
perintendent of 


a 


a 


Quadren- 
nially. . . . 


it -i 


4 " 


4,500 


Public Works Com- 
missioner of 


a 


a 


Quadren- 
nially. . . . 


a i 


4 " 


9,000 


Registrar, City 


Statute . . . 


it 


Quadren- 
nially. . . . 


tt -I 


4 " 


4,000 


Schoolhouse Commis- 
sioners (Three) 


(i 


a 


Annually, 
one 


June 1 . . 


3 " 


J3,500 



* Chairman, $4,500. t Chairman, $7,000; others none. t Chairman, $4,000. 



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MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 





How 


Appointed or Elected. 


Term. 


Salary. 


Officers. 


Created. 


By Whom. 


When. 


Begins. 


Length. 


Sinking Funds Com- 
missioners (Six) 


Statute . . . 


Mayor . . . 


Annually, 
two 


May 1 . . 


3 yrs. 


None 


Soldiers' Relief Com- 
missioner 


tt 


It 


Quadren- 
nially. . . . 


" 1.. 


4 " 


$6,000 


Statistics Trustees 
(Five) 


Ord 


it 


Annually, 
one 


" 1.. 


5 " 






None 


Street Commissioners 
(Three) 


Statute. . . 


tt 


Annually, 
one 


1st Mon. 
in Feb . . 


3 " 






*4,000 


Supplies, Superintend- 
ent of 


Ord 


It 


Quadren- 
nially 


May 1 . . 


4 " 






6,000 


Transit Commissioners 
(Three) 


« 


tt 


Annually. . . 


" 1.. 


1 " 


t 


Treasurer 


Statute. . . 


It 


Quadren- 
nially. . . . 


" 1.. 


4 " 






6,000 


Vessels, Weighers of . . . 


a 


tl 


Annually, 
two 


" 1.. 


1 " 


Fees 


Weights and Measures, 
Sealer of 


it 


tt 


Quadren- 
nially. . . . 


" 1.. 


4 " 






3,500 



Chairman, $4,500. 



t Chairman, $7,500; others $5,000. 



DEPARTMENT OF MAYOR. 35 

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS. 



DEPARTMENT OF THE MAYOR. 
Office, 27 City Hall, second floor. 
[Stat. 1885, Chap. 266; Stat. 1895, Chap. 449; Rev. Ord. 1898, Chap. 2; 
Stat. 1904, Chap. 450; Stat. 1905, Chap. 341; Stat. 1906, Chap. 259; 
Stat. 1907, Chaps. 274, 463; C. C. Title II., Chap. 3; Stat. 1908, 
Chaps. 292, 494; Stat. 1909, Chap. 486; Stat. 1910, Chap. 373; 
Stat. 1911, Chap. 413; Stat. 1912, Chap. 550; Stat. 1913, Chaps. 
280, 367, 788; Stat. 1914, Chaps. 274 and 730; Rev. Ord. 1914, 
Chap. 2; Spec. Stat. 1915, Chaps. 184, 348; Spec. Stat. 1918, Chap. 94; 
Gen. Stat. 1919, Chap. 75; Stat. 1920, Chaps. 6, 312, 613; Stat. 1921, 
Chaps. 169, 407, 497; Stat. 1922, Chaps. 35, 399, 521.] 

JAMES M. CURLEY, Mayor. 
Salary, $10,000. 
Daniel J. Gillen, Secretary. Salary, $2,500. 
Michael J. Ward, Secretary. Salary, $2,500. 
John F. Dowd, Secretary. Salary, $2,500. 
John J. Shatjghnessy, Secretary. Salary, $2,000. 
William J. J. O'Neil, Chief Clerk. Salary, $2,700. 
John M. Casey, License Clerk. Salary, $2,700. 

THE CITY RECORD. 
Office, 25 City Hall, second floor. 
Standish Willcox, Editor. Salary, $3,000. 

BOSTON COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL BUREAU. 
Office, Old Aldermanic Chamber, 24 City Hall. 
Joseph Smith, Directing Secretary. Salary, $5,000. 
William McMasters, Directing Secretary. Salary, $5,000. 

MUNICIPAL EMPLOYMENT BUREAU. 
Office, 1 and 2 City Hall. 
Luke E. Shields, Directing Secretary. Salary, $3,000. 



ASSESSING DEPARTMENT. 
Office, 301 City Hall Annex, third floor. 
[Stat. 1854, Chap. 448, §37; Stat. 1884, Chap. 123; Stat. 1903, Chap. 
279; Rev. Ord. 1898, Chap. 5; Ord. 1900, Chap. 5; Ord. 1901, Chap. 8; 
C. C. Title IV., Chap. 12; Ord. 1910, Chap. 1; Stat. 1911, Chap. 89; 
Stat. 1913, Chaps. 155, 484; Stat. 1914, Chap. 198; Rev. Ord. 1914, 
Chap. 5; Gen. Stat. 1915, Chap. 91; Gen. Stat. 1916, Chaps. 87, 
173, 294; Spec. Stat. 1918, Chap. 93; Stat. 1920, Chaps. 93, 96, 183, 
552; Stat. 1921, Chaps. 283, 399; Stat. 1922, Chap. 6.] 



36 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



OFFICIALS. 

Edward T. Kelly, Chairman. 
Joseph G. O'Malley, Secretary. 

ASSESSORS. 

Joseph G. O'Mallet. Term ends April 1, 1926. Salary, $4,500. 
Neal J. Holland. Term ends April 1, 1925. Salary, $4,500. 
Edward T. Kelly. Term ends April 1, 1924. Salary, $6,000. 

DEPUTY ASSESSORS. 

Fred E. Bolton. William H. Cuddy. 

Philip O'Brien. James H. Phelan. 

Terms of all expire April 1, 1925. Salary of each, $4,000. 



Christopher I. Fitzgerald, Chief Clerk. Salary, $3,700. 
Arthur Harrington, Corporation Examiner. Salary, $2,000. 

One Assessor is appointed each year by the Mayor for a term of three 
years from April 1, the Chairman of the Board of three members being 
designated by the Mayor. Deputy Assessors, not exceeding five, are like- 
wise appointed for the term of three years. 

The Assessors published annual tax lists from 1822 to 1866. Since 
1866 the records of the department are almost entirely in manuscript. 
Annual reports have been made since 1890. 

ASSISTANT ASSESSORS. 

[Stat. 1885, Chap. 266, § 2; Stat. 1894, Chap. 276; Stat. 1901, Chap. 400; 
Rev. Ord. 1898, Chap. 5, § 1; Ord. 1901, Chap. 6; C. C, Title IV., 
Chap. 12, §2; Stat. 1913, Chap. 484; Spec. Stat. 1918, Chap. 93; 
Stat. 1920, Chap. 96; Ord. 1920, Chap. 1.] 

The Assistant Assessors are appointed from the Civil Service list by the 
Board of Assessors for an indeterminate period, subject to the approval 
of the Mayor, one for each assessment district or two when required. 
They receive a salary of $1,500 annually. 

The 46 assessment districts, with Assistant Assessors assigned to same 
for year 1923, are as follows: 

Dist. 1. The whole of Ward 1 (East Boston). Joseph P. Dempsey. 

Dist. 2. The whole of Ward 2 (East Boston). Lucian J. Priest. 

Dist. 3. The whole of Ward 3 (Charlestown). John Marno. 

Dist. 4. The whole of Ward 4 (Charlestown). Wm. A. Creney. 



ASSESSING DEPARTMENT. 37 

Dist. 5. That part of Ward 5 (North End) from junction of Cambridge 
St. (extended) and Charles River; thence by the latter to Charles River 
Dam; thence through Leverett, Brighton, Lowell, Minot and Nashua 
Sts. to Causeway St. crossing John F. Lindsay Square to Staniford St. ; 
thence through Staniford, Green, Chambers and Cambridge Sts. to 
beginning. Frederick A. Robinson. 

Dist. 6. That part of Ward 5 (North End) from junction of Cam- 
bridge and Chambers Sts; thence through Chambers, Green, Staniford, 
Causeway, Nashua, Minot, Lowell, Brighton and Leverett Sts. to Charles 
River; thence to Warren Bridge and through Beverly and Causeway Sts., 
Keany Sq. and Commercial, Hanover and Blackstone Sts., crossing Hay- 
market Sq. to Merrimac St.; thence through Chardon St., Bowdoin Sq. 
and Cambridge St. to beginning. Jacob Rosenberg. 

Dist. 7. That part of Ward 5 (North End) from junction of Beacon 
and Bowdoin Sts. ; thence through Bowdoin and Cambridge Sts. ; crossing 
Bowdoin Square to Chardon St; thence through Chardon and Merrimac 
Sts. to Haymarket Square and crossing same to Blackstone St.; thence 
through Blackstone, Hanover, Washington, School and Beacon Sts. to 
beginning. Matthew Binney. 

Dist. 8. That part of Ward 5 (North End) from junction of Beverly 
St. (extended) and Charles River; thence by the latter and Harbor Com- 
missioners' line to Congress St.; thence through Congress St., Atlantic 
Ave. and South Market St. to Merchants' Row; thence by southerly and 
westerly sides of Faneuil Hall Square to Dock Square and Washington St. ; 
thence through Washington, Hanover and Commercial Sts., Keaney Sq., 
Causeway and Beverly Sts. to beginning. Harry C. Byrne. 

Dist. 9. That part of Ward 5 (Boston Proper) from junction of Wash- 
ington and Milk Sts., thence northerly through Washington St. and Adams, 
Dock and Faneuil Hall Squares (westerly side) to South Market St.; 
thence through South Market St., Atlantic Ave. and Central St. to Mc- 
Kinley Square and Milk St. to beginning. Edwin R. Spinney. 

Dist. 10. That part of Ward 5 (Boston Proper) from junction of 
Congress and Milk Sts.; thence through Milk St., McKinley Square, 
Central St., Atlantic Ave., Congress and Milk Sts. to beginning. Wm. H. 
Goodwin. 

Dist. 11. That part of Ward 5 (Boston Proper) from junction of 
Franklin and Devonshire Sts; thence through Franklin and Congress Sts., 
Dorchester Ave., Summer St., Atlantic Ave., Beach, Kingston and Bedford 
Sts. to Church Green; thence crossing latter and Summer St. to Devon- 
shire, thence to Franklin St. and the beginning. F. W. Burleigh. 

Dist. 12. That part of Ward 5 (Boston Proper) from junction of 
Washington and Milk Sts.; thence through Milk, Congress, Franklin, 
Devonshire and Summer Sts., Church Green, Bedford, Kingston, Essex 
and Washington Sts. to beginning. Warren F. Freeman. 



38 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Dist. 13. That part of Ward 5 (Boston Proper) from junction of Park 
and Beacon Sts.; thence through Beacon, School, Washington and Essex 
Sts. to Harrison Ave.; thence by the latter, Kneeland, Washington, Eliot, 
Tremont and Park Sts. to beginning. Alex. P. Brown. 

Dist. 14. That part of Ward 5 from east junction of Tremont and 
Eliot Sts. through Eliot and Kneeland Sts., Harrison Ave., Essex, Kingston 
and Beach Sts., Atlantic Ave., Summer St., Dorchester Ave., and Broad- 
way to New York, New Haven & Hartford R. R. ; thence by same through 
Shawmut Ave., Tremont and Eliot Sts. to beginning. H. J. Ireland. 

Dist. 15. The whole of Ward 6 (South End). Arthur L. Curry. 

Dist. 16. That part of Ward 7 (Back Bay, East) from junction of 
Dalton St. (extended) and Boylston St., thence through Boylston and 
Arlington Sts. to the Boston & Albany R. R., and by same through Tremont 
and Pembroke Sts., Warren and Columbus Aves. to West Rutland Square, 
crossing railroad and through Durham, St. .Botolph and Cumberland Sts. 
to Huntington ave.; thence through same, West Newton, Belvidere and 
Dalton Sts. to beginning. Edward L. Hopkins. 

Dist. 17. That part of Ward 7 (Back Bay, East) from junction of 
New York, New Haven & Hartford R. R. and Ruggles St., thence through 
latter and across Huntington Ave., following ward line through Back Bay 
Fens, Boylston Road and Boylston St. to Dalton St. (extended); thence 
through Dalton, Belvidere and West Newton Sts. to Huntington Ave.; 
thence through latter, Cumberland, St. Botolph and Durham Sts., crossing 
railroad and through West Rutland Square, Columbus and Warren Aves., 
Pembroke, Tremont and Camden Sts., to New York, New Haven & 
Hartford R. R., and by same to beginning. Charles A. Murphy. 

Dist. 18. That part of Ward 8 (Boston Proper) from east junction of 
Charles and Cambridge Sts. through latter, Bowdoin, Beacon, Park and 
Tremont Sts., and Shawmut Ave. to New York, New Haven & Hartford 
R. R.; thence by same, Arlington, Boylston, Charles, Beacon, Joy, Mount 
Vernon and Charles Sts. to beginning. A. D. McLennan. 

Dist. 19. That part of Ward 8 (Back Bay and West End) from junction 
of Boylston St. and Massachusetts Ave., thence by latter to Commonwealth 
Ave. and through same to Exeter St. and Charles River; thence by latter 
and through Cambridge St. (extended) and Cambridge, Charles, Mount 
Vernon, Joy, Beacon, again Charles and Boylston Sts., then Massachusetts 
Ave. to beginning. James I. Moore. 

Dist. 20. That part of Ward 8 (Back Bay) from junction of St. Mary's 
St. and the Brookline boundary line, thence westerly by Commonwealth 
Ave. and Ashby St. to Charles River; thence by same to Exeter St. 
(extended) and Commonwealth Ave.; thence through latter and Massa- 
chusetts Ave., Boylston St., Boylston Road and the ward line to beginning. 
Wm. H. Allen. 



ASSESSING DEPARTMENT. 39 

Dist. 21. That part of Ward 9 (South Boston) from junction of Massa- 
chusetts Ave. and Roxbury Canal; thence by latter and east side of Fort 
Point Channel to Dorchester Ave.; thence by same, West First, F, West 
Second and Dorchester Sts. to West Broadway; thence through latter, F> 
West Eighth and D Sts., Old Colony Ave. and Dorchester Ave. to New 
York, New Haven & Hartford R. R.; thence by same, Southampton St. 
and Massachusetts Ave. to beginning. Thomas O. McEnaney. 

Dist. 22. That part of Ward 9 (South Boston) from Dorchester Ave. 
and the southerly side of Fort Point Channel; thence by latter to the 
Harbor Commissioner's line and the ward line to East Broadway (ex- 
tended); thence through same, Dorchester, West Second, F and West 
First Sts. and Dorchester Ave. to beginning. Arthur W. Smith. 

Dist. 23. All of Ward 10 (So. Boston). F. F. O'Doherty. 

Dist. 24. All of Ward 11 (Dorch., North). John J. O'Connor. 

Dist. 25. All of Ward 12 (Roxbury, East). Ward A. Marsh. 

Dist. 26. All of Ward 13 (Roxbury, Centre). Fred'k F. Smith. 

Dist. 27. All of Ward 14 (Roxbury, West). James P. Fox. 

Dist. 28. All of Ward 15 (Rox., Southwest). John J. Butler. 

Dist. 29. All of Ward 16 (Rox., South). Arthur C. Quincy. 

Dist. 30. . All of Ward 17 (Dorch., Northeast). John H. Hout. 

Dist. 31. All of Ward 18 (Dorch., North Centre). Daniel A. Downey. 

Dist. 32. All of Ward 19 (Dorch., Centre). Charles H. Warren. 

Dist. 33. That part of Ward 20 (Ashmont and Neponset) from junction 
of Washington and Centre Sts., through same to Shawmut Branch R. R. 
and by latter to its junction with Plymouth Div., New York, New Haven 
& Hartford R. R., near Harrison Square; thence by same and Greenwich 
St. (extended) to the shore line and along latter to Quincy boundary line 
and Neponset Ave. (extended); thence through latter, Neponset Ave. 
and Ashmont, Adams, Mallet, Florida and Edwin Sts. to Dorchester Ave.; 
thence through same, Peabody Square, Ashmont and Ocean Sts., Welles 
Ave., and Washington St. to beginning. John J. Dailey. 

Dist. 34. That part of Ward 20 (Dorchester, Southeast) from junction 
of Dorchester Ave. and Edwin St., thence through latter, Florida, Mallet, 
Adams and Ashmont Sts., Neponset Ave. and same extended to Quincy 
boundary line; thence by latter to Granite Ave. (extended) and through 
same and Granite ave., Milton Branch R. R., Mellish Road (extended) 
and Mellish Road to Adams St. then to southerly side of Dorchester 
Park; thence to Dorchester Ave. and the beginning. M. J. Power. 

Dist. 35. That part of Ward 21 (Dorchester, South) from junction of 
Norfolk and Babson Sts.; thence through Babson, Walk Hill and Canter- 



40 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

bury Sts., Blue Hill and Talbot Aves., Washington, Torrey, Wentworth 
and Norfolk Sts., to the New York, New Haven & Hartford R. R. (Mid- 
land Div.) ; thence by said railroad and through Morton and Norfolk Sts. 
to beginning. G. Feed Pierce. 

Dist. 36. That part of Ward 21 (Dorchester, South) from the junction 
of Babson and Norfolk Sts., thence through Norfolk and Morton Sts. to 
New York, New Haven & Hartford R. R. (Midland Div.); thence by 
latter through Norfolk, Wentworth, Torrey and Washington Sts., Welles 
Ave., Ocean and Ashmont Sts. and Dorchester Ave., to south side of 
Dorchester Park; thence by latter, Mellish Road (extended), Mellish 
Road and New York, New Haven & Hartford R. R. (Milton Branch) to 
Granite Ave. and Neponset River; thence to Blue Hill Ave. and through 
same and Babson St. to beginning. Timothy J. Murphy. 

Dist. 37. That part of Ward 22 (Jamaica Plain) from the junction of 
AUandale and Centre Sts. ; thence through Allandale St. to the Brookline 
line; thence northeasterly by the Brookline line to Chestnut St.; thence 
through Chestnut, Perkins, Centre and Boylston Sts. to the New York, 
New Haven & Hartford R. R. (Providence Div.); thence by same to its 
junction with Percy St.; thence through Percy, Anson, and South Sts. 
to the Arborway; thence through the Arborway and Centre St. to Allan- 
dale St. and the beginning. Michael J. Brophy. 

Dist. 38. That part of Ward 22 (Jamaica Plain) from the junction 
of Allandale and Centre Sts., thence through Centre St., the Arborway t 
South, Anson and Percy Sts. to the New York, New Haven & Hartford 
R. R. (Providence Div.); thence by same and through Boylston and 
Washington Sts., Iffley Rd., Walnut Ave. and Seaver St. to Blue Hill Ave.; 
thence through same, Canterbury, Walk Hill and Bourne Sts., to South- 
bourne Rd. and Florence St. to Stony Brook; thence by the latter and 
through Whipple Ave., Washington and South Sts., crossing West Rox- 
bury Branch R. R. to Bussey St.; thence through Bussey, Walter and 
Centre Sts. to beginning. A. S. Parker Weeks. 

Dist. 39. That part of Ward 23 /West Roxbury) from the junction of 
West Rox. Parkway and West Roxbury Branch R. R.; thence by latter 
to South St. and through same, Washington St. and Whipple Ave. to. 
Stony Brook; thence by latter to New York, N. H. & H. R. R. (Providence 
Div.) and the ward line to East Boundary Road and through West Rox- 
bury Parkway to the beginning. Edward E. McGrath. 

Dist. 40. That part of Ward 23 (West Roxbury) from the junction of 
Spring St., and the boundary line between Boston and Dedham; thence 
by same and the Newton and Brookline boundary to Allandale St. ; thence 
through latter, Centre, Walter, Bussey and South Sts. to West Roxbury 
Branch R. R.; thence by same through Centre and Spring Sts. to beginning. 
Timothy W. Murphy. 

Dist. 41. That part of Ward 23 (West Roxbury) from the junction of 
Spring St. and the boundary line between Boston and Dedham, thence 



ASSESSING DEPARTMENT. 41 

through Spring and Centre Sts. to West Roxbury Branch R. R. and by- 
same to West Roxbury Parkway; thence by latter and East Boundary 
Road to the ward line and its junction with the boundary line between 
Boston and Dedham; thence by same to beginning. Thomas H. Bond. 

Dist. 42. That part of Ward 24 (Hyde Park and Mattapan, West) 
beginning at the junction of Neponset River and West St. (extended); 
thence by the middle lines of West, River and Lincoln Sts. and Hyde Park 
Ave. to a proposed 40-foot street nearly opposite Webster St.; thence by 
the middle line of proposed street to the Providence Division of the New 
York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad; thence by said railroad to West 
St. and the ward line; thence by the ward line to the said railroad again > 
thence by the latter, Stony Brook, Florence St., Southbourne Rd., Bourne 
and Walk Hill Sts., to Blue Hill Ave.; thence by the middle line of Blue 
Hill Ave. to the Neponset River and the boundary line between Boston 
and Milton; thence by said boundary line in the Neponset River to the 
beginning. Michael J. Totjmey. 

Dist. 43. That part of Ward 24 (Hyde Park) beginning at the junction 
of West St. (extended) and Neponset River; thence by the Neponset 
River to the boundary line between Boston and Milton; thence by said 
boundary line and the Neponset River to the boundary line between 
Boston and Dedham; thence by said boundary line to the ward line divid- 
ing Wards 23 and 24; thence by said ward line to West St.; thence by the 
middle line of West St. to Providence Division of the New York, New 
Haven & Hartford Railroad; thence by said railroad to a proposed 40-foot 
street, nearly opposite Webster St.; thence by said proposed street to 
Hyde Park Ave. and Lincoln St., thence 'through Lincoln, River and West 
Sts. and West St. (extended) to beginning. Alonzo F. Andrews. 

Dist. 44. That part of Ward 25 (Brighton, South) beginning at the 
junction of Warren and Cambridge Sts.; thence easterly by the middle 
line of Cambridge St. to Dustin St. ; thence by the middle lines of Dustin, 
North Beacon and Everett Sts. to the Boston & Albany Railroad; thence 
by the latter to its junction with the ward line; thence by the ward line 
extended at its intersection with the boundary line between Cambridge 
and Boston, in the Charles River; thence southeasterly by said boundary 
line to its intersection with the extension of Ashby St.; thence by said 
Ashby St. (extended) and Ashby St. to the southerly side of Common- 
wealth Ave.; thence northwesterly by the southerly line of Common- 
wealth Ave. and the boundary line between Boston and Brookline; thence 
by said boundary line, crossing Naples Rd. to its junction with Warren 
St. and northeasterly by Warren St. to the beginning, being the easterly 
portion of Ward 25. J. Frank Maguire. 

Dist. 45. That part of Ward 25 (Brighton, South) from the junction of 
Nonantum St. with the boundary line between Boston and Newton; 
thence by the middle lines of Nonantum, Washington, Cambridge and 



42 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Warren Sts. to the boundary line between Boston and Brookline; thence 
by the latter and the boundary line between Boston and Newton to the 
beginning, being the westerly portion of Ward 25. Patrick F. Carle y. 
Dist. 46. The whole of Ward 26 (Brighton, North) (unassigned) . 



AUDITING DEPARTMENT. 
Office, 20 City Hall, first floor. 
[Rev. Ord. 1898, Chap. 6; Ord. 1901, Chap. 10; Stat. 1909, Chap. 486, 
§§3, 23, 24, 25; Stat. 1911, Chap. 413; Stat. 1913, Chaps. 367, 788; 
Rev. Ord. 1914, Chap. 6; Spec. Stat. 1917, Chap. Ill; Spec. Stat. 
1919, Chap. 168; Ord. 1921, Chap. 1; Stat. 1922, Chap. 133.] 

Rupert S. Carven, City Auditor. Term ends in 1926. Salary, $7,000. 
John J. Gateley, Assistant City Auditor. Salary, $4,000. 

The office of Auditor was established by ordinance on August 2, 1824. 
Regular annual reports of receipts and expenditures have been published 
by the Auditor since 1825. These reports now contain in addition various 
financial tables relating to appropriations, debt, etc., and a full account of 
the trust funds, also lists of City property, by departments. Less com- 
plete reports were published by finance committees from 1811 to 1824, 
inclusive. Since June 1, 1867, the Auditor has published monthly exhibits 
of all City and County expenditures. 

The City Auditor is also Auditor of the County of Suffolk and Secretary 
of the Board of Commissioners of Sinking Funds. (Rev. Ord. 1914, 
Chap. 6.) 

BOSTON SANATORIUM. 

[Formerly Consumptives' Hospital Dept.] 
Main Hospital, 249 River street, Mattapan. 
Out-Patient Department, 13 Dillaway street, South End. 
Trustees' Office, 1001 City Hall Annex, tenth floor. 

[Stat. 1906, Chap. 189; Ord. 1906, Chap. 4; Stat. 1907, Chap. 248; Stat. 
1908, Chap. 225; Stat. 1911, Chap. 167; Rev. Ord. 1914, Chap. 14; 
Spec. Stat. 1915, Chap. 190; Ord. 1921, Chap. 8.] 

OFFICIALS. 

John F. O'Brien, M. D., Chairman. 
James J. Minot, M. D., Secretary. 

trustees.* 
John J. Barry. Term ends in 1927. 
Patrick A. Kearns. Term ends in 1926. 

* The Trustees serve without compensation. 



BUDGET DEPARTMENT. 43 

James J. Minot, M. D. Term ends in 1925. 
Susan C. Lyman. Term ends in 1925. 
Miss Isabel F. Htams. Term ends in 1924. 
John F. O'Brien, M. D. Term ends in 1923. 
Peter J. Donaghtje. Term ends in 1923. 

The Trustees of this department, which was established in 1906, pur- 
chased that year the Conness estate of 55 acres fronting on River street, 
Mattapan, where various buildings have since been erected. There are 
now three Ward buildings accommodating 234, four Cottage Wards, 
accommodating 127, and the Children's Ward, accommodating 65, also 
the Domestic-Administration building. At the Out-Patient Department 
or dispensary, 13 Dillaway street, a clinic is held every Monday, Wednes- 
day, Friday and Saturday morning and every Monday evening. Patients 
are examined and treated by physicians at the dispensary, and visited by 
nurses in their homes. 

Admission to the hospital is confined to persons who are bona fide resi- 
dents of Boston at the time of application. 

HOSPITAL OFFICERS. 

Arthur J. White, M. D., Superintendent. Salary, $4,000. 
Frank H. Hunt, M. D., Resident Medical Officer. Salary, $3,500. 
Edwin A. Locke, M. D., Chief of Staff. Salary, $2,500. 
Timothy J. Murphy, M. D., First Assistant. Salary, $2,000. 
Cleaveland Floyd, M. D., Second Assistant (Director of Clinic, Out- 
Patient Department). Salary, $1,300. 



BUDGET DEPARTMENT. 

Office, 307 City Hall Annex, third floor. 

[Ord. 1917, Chap. 3; Ord. 1921, Chap. 4.] 

Charles J. Fox, Budget Commissioner. Term ends in 1926. Salary, 

$6,000. 
William D. Ejenney, Secretary. Salary, $2,100. 

The adoption in 1916 of a segregated budget recommended by the 
Budget Commission of 1915 was followed by the establishing of an inde- 
pendent department in 1917, to have the supervision of all details of 
method pertaining to the preparation of the annual appropriation 
schedules of the departments. These are submitted at the beginning of 
the financial year to the Mayor, who, after 30 days' consideration, submits 
them to the City Council with his recommendations. The commissioner 
also prepares the form of departmental monthly reports of expenditures 
of all appropriations by items. 



44 MUNICIPAL REGISTER, 

BUILDING DEPARTMENT. 
Office, 901 City Hall Annex, ninth floor. 
[Rev. Ord. 1898, Chap. 8, and Chap. 45, §§ 28-39; C. C, Title IV., Chap. 
13 and Chap. 36 (Part II); Stat. 1907, Chap. 550 (». e. Boston Build- 
ing Law); Stat. 1908, Chap. 221; Stat. 1909, Chap. 313; Stat. 1910, 
Chaps. 284, 631; Stat. 1911, Chaps. 76, 129, 342; Stat. 1912, Chaps. 
369, 370, 713; Ord. 1912, Chaps. 3, 9; Stat. 1913, Chaps. 50, 680, 
704, 714, 729; Ord. 1913, Chap. 4; Rev. Ord. 1914, Chap. 8 and 
Chap. 41, § 1; Ord. 1914, Chap. 4; Stat. 1914, Chaps. 205, 248, 
595, 782, 791; Rev. Ord. 1914, Chaps. 8, 41; Spec. Stat. 1915, Chaps. 
254, 352; Gen. Stat. 1916, Chap. 118 and Spec. Stat. Chaps. 248, 
277; Spec. Stat. 1917, Chap. 221; Spec. Stat. 1918, Chaps. 104, 179 
(i. e. Building Law amended and codified); Spec. Stat. 1919, Chaps. 
32, 155, 156, 163; Stat. 1920, Chaps. 91, 266, 440; Ord. 1920, Chap. 
10; Ord. 1921, Chaps. 1, 5; Stat. 1921, Chaps, 60, 280, 476; Stat. 1922, 
Chaps. 126, 174.] 

John H. Mahony, Building Commissioner. Term ends in 1926. Salary, 

$6,000. 
Charles S. Damrell, Clerk of Department. Salary, $3,100. 
Edward W. Roemer, Supervisor of Construction. Salary, $3,300. 
John J. Dunigan, Supervisor of Construction (Egress Div.). Salary, $2,800. 
Wilfred H. Smith, Chief, Plan Division A. Salary, $2,700. 
Joseph E. Cahill, Chief, Plan Division B. Salary, $2,700. 
William A. Wheater, Supervisor of Plumbing. Salary, $2,300. 
James W. Flynn, Supervisor of Gasfilting. Salary, $2,300. 

It is the duty of the Building Commissioner to issue permits for and 
inspect the erection and alteration of buildings in the City, and the set- 
ting of boilers, engines and furnaces; to issue licenses to persons taking 
charge of constructing, altering, removing or tearing down buildings; to 
keep a register of the names of all persons carrying on the business of 
plumbing and gasfitting, and of all persons working at the business of gas- 
fitting, and to issue licenses to master and journeymen gasfitters; to issue 
permits for and inspect the plumbing and gasfitting in buildings; to inspect 
elevators in buildings and report upon elevator accidents; to inspect at 
least monthly all theaters and moving-picture houses, and semi-annually 
all halls or places for public assembly; to inspect existing tenement houses; 
to report on all fires in, and accidents in or to, buildings, and to approve 
plans of new buildings and alterations. 

The Board of Appeal (i. e., appeal from the decisions of the Building 
Commissioner) although appointed by the Mayor, is nominated by the 
leading real estate and builders' organizations (see Index). 

building limits. 
[Stat. 1907, Chap. 550, § 9; Rev. Ord. 1914, Chap. 41, § 1; Stat. 1914, 
Chap. 782, § 1; Spec. Stat. 1915, Chap. 352; Spec. Stat. 1917, Chap. 
221; Spec. Stat. 1918, Chap. 179.] 



CITY CLERK DEPARTMENT. 45 

Boakd of Examiners. 
[Ord. 1912, Chap. 9; Ord. 1920, Chap. 10.] 
Office, 907 City Hall Annex, ninth floor. 

OFFICIALS. 

John F. Hickey, Chairman. 

Mary C. Dowd, Permanent Secretary. Salary, $1,400. 

THE BOARD. 

Thomas K. Reynolds. Term ends in 1926. 
John F. Hickey. Term ends in 1925. 
William H. Besarick. Term ends in 1924. 

The Board of Examiners was established in 1912 as an adjunct of the 
Building Department, to consist of three members, appointed by the 
Mayor. The duties of these examiners are to determine the qualifica- 
tions of persons taking charge or control of the construction, alteration, 
removal or tearing down of buildings; to register and classify those who 
are competent according to fitness and certify such to the Building Com- 
missioner. Each examiner is to receive ten dollars for every day or part 
thereof of actual service, but not more than $1,000 in any one year. 

The fees to be paid to the Board are: for new license, $5.00, and each 
annual renewal, $2.00; special license, $1.00. 



CITY CLERK DEPARTMENT. 
Office, 31 City Hall, second floor. 
[Stat. 1854, Chap. 448, § 30; Stat. 1885, Chap. 266, § 2; Rev. Ord. 1898, 
Chap. 11; R. L., Chap. 26, §§ 15, 16; C. C, Title IV., Chap. 8; Stat. 
1909, Chap. 486, § 22; Rev. Ord. 1914, Chap. 11; Ord. 1917, Chap. 6; 
Ord. 1920, Chap. 11.] 

James Donovan, City Clerk. Term ends in 1926. Salary, $6,000. 
Wilfred J. Doyle, Assistant City Clerk. Salary, $4,500. 

The City Clerk is elected by the City Council for the term of three 
years. He has the care and custody of the records of the City Council 
and of all city records, documents, maps, plans and papers, except those 
otherwise provided for. He also records chattel mortgages, assignments 
of wages, hens upon vessels, issues licenses and badges to minors when so 
directed by the City Council, and performs other duties imposed by statute. 

The City Clerk and Assistant City Clerk are, ex officio, Clerk and Assistant 
Clerk, respectively, of the City Council. 

The Assistant City Clerk is appointed by the City Clerk, subject to the 
approval of the Mayor. By Gen. Laws, Chap. 41, §18, the certificate or 
attestation of the Assistant City Clerk has equal effect with that of the 
City Clerk. 



46 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

CITY PLANNING DEPARTMENT. 

Office, 47 City HaU, third floor. 

[Stat. 1913, Chap. 494; Ord. 1913, Chap. 6; Rev. Ord. 1914, Chap. 12; 
Ord. 1915, Chap. 2; Ord. 1923, Chap. 5.] 

OFFICIALS. 

Frederic H. Fay, Chairman. 

Miss Elisabeth M. Herlihy, Secretary. Salary, $2,200. 

THE BOARD. 

W. Stanley Parker. Term ends in 192S. 
John J. Walsh. Term ends in 1927. 
Mary A. Barr. Term ends in 1926. 
Ernest A. Johnson. Term ends in 1925. 
Frederic H. Fay. Term ends in 1924. 

Every city and town in the State having a population of more than 
10,000 is authorized and directed to create a board to be known as the 
Planning Board, whose duty shall be to make careful studies of the re- 
sources, possibilities and needs of the city or town, and to make plans for 
the development of the municipality with special reference to the proper 
housing of the people. In January, 1914, an ordinance was passed estab- 
lishing "The City Planning Board," consisting of five members, one of 
whom shall be a woman, all to serve without compensation for a term of 
five years. 



COLLECTING DEPARTMENT. 
Office, 201 City Hall Annex, second floor. 

[Stat. 1875, Chap. 176; Stat. 1885, Chap. 266; Stat. 1888, Chap. 390; 
Stat. 1890, Chap. 418; Rev. Ord. 1898, Chap. 14; Ord. 1908, Chap. 
1; C. C, Title IV., Chap. 10; Stat. 1909, Chap. 486; Stat. 1913, 
Chap. 672; Rev. Ord. 1914, Chap. 13; Ord. 1914, 2d Series, Chap. 2; 
Spec. Stat. 1916, Chap. 291; Ord. 1921, Chap. 1; Stat. 1922, Chap. 390.] 

William M. McMorrow, City Collector. Term ends in 1926. Salary, 
$6,000. 

The Collector collects and receives all taxes and other assessments, 
betterments, rates, dues and moneys payable on any account to the 
City of Boston or the County of Suffolk. He has the custody of all leases 
from, and of all tax deeds of land held by, the City. Annual reports 
have been published since 1876. 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 47 

ELECTION DEPARTMENT. 
Office, 111 City Hall Annex, first floor. 

[Stat. 1906, Chap. 311; Stat. 1907, Chap. 560, §78; Rev. Ord. 1898, 
Chap. 15; C. C, Title IV., Chap. 16; Stat. 1909, Chap. 486, §§ 53-61; 
Stat. 1910, Chap. 520; Stat. 1911, Chaps. 304, 469, 517, 550, 735; 
Stat. 1912, Chaps. 275, 471, 483, 641; Stat. 1913, Chaps. 286, 835; 
Stat. 1914, Chap. 730; Rev. Ord. 1914, Chap. 15; Gen. Stat. 1915, 
Chaps. 48, 91; Gen. Stat. 1916, Chaps. 16, 43, 81, 87, 179; Gen. 
Stat. 1917, Chap. 29; Gen. Stat. 191S, Chap. 74; Stat. 1920, Chaps. 
129, 142; Stat. 1921, Chaps. 65, 93, 114, 209, 288, 340, 387; Ord. 1921, 
Chap. 7.] 

OFFICIALS. 

Melancthon W. Burlen, Chairman. 
Thomas E. Goggin, Secretary. 

COMMISSIONERS. 

Melancthon W. Burlen. Term ends in 1927. Salary, $4,500. 
Thomas E. Goggin. Term ends in 1926. Salary, $4,000. 
Frank Seiberlich. Term ends in 1925. Salary, $4,000. 
James F. Eagan. Term ends in 1924. Salary, $4,000. 

One Election Commissioner is appointed by the Mayor each year, term 
beginning April 1. The Chairman of the Board is designated annually by 
the Mayor. 

The Board of Registrars of Voters was appointed in May, 1874, and 
was succeeded July 1, 1895, by the Board of Election Commissioners. 

This department exercises all the powers and duties formerly conferred 
upon the Board of Registrars of Voters (including the preparation of the 
jury list), except the power and duty of giving notice of elections and 
fixing the days and hours for holding the same. 

The Board also exercises all the powers and duties formerly conferred 
upon the City Clerk and other officers by chapter 504 of the Acts of 1894. 
The new voting precincts as increased to 274 by the Election Commis- 
sioners in 1921 are described and bounded in their document dated March 
28, 1921. 

FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

Office, City Building, Bristol street. 

[Stat. 1850, Chap. 262; Stat. 1895, Chap. 449, §§ 9-11; Rev. Ord. 
1898, Chap. 17; Stat. 1909, Chap. 308; Stat. 1912, Chap. 574; Ord. 
1912, Chaps. 4, 6; Ord. 1913, Chap. 1; Stat. 1913, Chap. 800; Stat. 
1914, Chaps. 519, 795; Rev. Ord. 1914, Chap. 16; Ord. 1917, Chap. 4; 
Ord. 1919, Chap. 2; Stat. 1920, Chaps. 60, 68; Stat. 1921, Chap. 196.] 

Theodore A. Glynn, Fire Commissioner. Salary, $7,500. 
John O. Taber, Chief of Department. Salary, $5,500. 



48 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Daniel F. Sennott, First Deputy Chief. Salary, $4,000. 
Henry A. Fox, Second Deputy Chief. Salary, $4,000. 
Walter M. McLean, Third Deputy Chief. Salary, $4,000. 
Edward J. Shallow, Fourth Deputy Chief. Salary, $4,000. 
Eugene M. Byington, Superintendent of Repairs. Salary, $3,500. 
George L. Fickett, Superintendent of Fire Alarm Branch. Salary, $3,500. 
Walter J. Burke, Superintendent of Wire Division. Salary, $3,500. 
Edward E. Williamson, Supervisor of Motor Apparatus. Salary, $2,700. 
BENJAMm F. Underhill, Chief Clerk. Salary, $2,500. 

The Boston Fire Department was organized in 1837. It is in charge 
of a Commissioner, whose staff consists of twenty officials: the Chief, 4 
deputy chiefs, and 15 district chiefs in charge of the 15 fire districts. 
In the 88 companies of the fire-fighting force are 63 captains, 98 lieuten- 
ants, 62 engineers, 52 assistant engineers and 922 hosemen and ladder- 
men. There are 62 fire stations, a fire alarm branch with 42 employees, 
operating 1,268 signal boxes, a repair shop with 96 employees, also a 
veterinary hospital. Annual reports have been published since 1838. 

Yearly salaries of district chiefs, $3,500; captains, $2,500; lieutenants, 
$2,300; engineers, $1,900; ass't engineers, $1,800; first year privates, 
$1,400, with annual increase of $100 until the maximum of $1,800 is 
reached. 

In 1919 the Wire Department, established in 1894 for the purpose of 
supervising and inspecting all electrical wires, cables and conductors and 
substituting underground for overhead transmission, was merged with the 
Fire Department. 

CHIEF AND DEPUTY CHIEFS. 
Chief John O. Taber. Headquarters, Engine House 26-35, Mason st. 
First Division. In charge of Fourth Deputy Chief Edward J. Shallow. 

Headquarters, Ladder House 8, Fort Hill sq. Districts 1 to 5 inch 
Second Division. In charge of Second Deputy Chief Henry A. Fox. 

Headquarters, Engine 22, Warren ave. Districts 6, 7, 8, 11. 
Third Division. In charge of Third Deputy Chief Walter M. McLean. 

Headquarters, Ladder House 23, Grove Hall. Districts 9, 10, 12, 13, 

14, 15. 

Bureau op Supplies and Repairs. In charge of Dist. Chief William H. 
McCorkle. 

FIRST DIVISION DISTRICTS, DISTRICT CHIEFS AND APPARATUS. 

District 1 (East Boston). Henry J. Power, Dist. Chief. Headquarters, 

Ladder House 2, Paris st. Apparatus — Engines, Nos. 5, 9, 11, 31 

(fireboat), 40, 47 (fireboat); Ladders, 2, 21; Chemical, 7. 
Dist. 2 (Charlestown). John P. Murray, Dist. Chief. Headquarters, 

Engine House 50, Winthrop st. Apparatus — Engines, Nos. 27, 32, 

36, 50; Ladders, 9, 22. 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 49 

Dist. 3 (Boston Proper and South Boston). Cornelius J. O'Brien, Dist. 
Chief. Headquarters, Ladder House 18, Pittsburgh st. Apparatus — ■ 
Engines, Nos. 25, 38, 39, 44 (fireboat); Ladders, 8, 18; Water Tower, 3. 
Rescue 1. 

Dist. 4 (North End). Charles A. Donohoe, Dist. Chief. Headquarters, 
Engine House 4, Bulfinch st. Apparatus — Engines, Nos. 4, 6, 8; 
Ladders, 1, 24; Water Tower, 1. 

Dist. 5 (Boston Proper). Albert J. Caulpield, Dist. Chief. Head- 
quarters, Engine House 26-35, Mason st. Apparatus — Engines, Nos. 
7, 10, 26, 35; Ladder, 17. 

SECOND DIVISION — DISTRICTS, DISTRICT CHIEFS AND APPARATUS. 
Dist. 6 (South Boston). , Dist. Chief. Headquarters, 

Engine House 1, Dorchester st. Apparatus — Engines, Nos. 1, 2, 15. 

43; Ladders, 5, 19, 20. 
Dist. 7 (Back Bay and South End). Frank A. Sweeney, Dist. Chief. 

Headquarters, Engine House 22, Warren ave. Apparatus — Engines, 

Nos. 3, 22, 33; Ladders, 3, 13, 15; Water Tower, 2. 
Dist. 8 (Roxbury). Frank J. Sheeran, Dist. Chief. Headquarters, 

Ladder House 12, Tremont st. Apparatus — Engines, Nos. 13, 14, 37; 

Ladders, 12, 26. 
Dist. 11 (Brighton). James F. McMahon, Dist. Chief. Headquarters, 

Engine House 41, Harvard ave. Apparatus — Engines, Nos. 29, 34, 

41, 51; Ladders, 11, 14. 

THIRD DIVISION DISTRICTS, DISTRICT CHIEFS AND APPARATUS. 

Dist. 9 (Dorchester North and Roxbury East). Joseph H. Kenney, 
Dist. Chief. Headquarters, Engine House 12, Dudley st. Apparatus 

— Engines, Nos. 12, 21, 23, 24; Ladder, 4. 

Dist. 10 (Dorchester Centre). Francis J. Jordan, Dist. Chief. Head- 
quarters, Engine House 18, Harvard st. Apparatus — Engines, Nos. 
17, 18, 52; Ladders, 7, 29. 

Dist. 12 (Jamaica Plain). John N. Lally, DM. Chief. Headquarters, 
Engine House 28, Centre st. Apparatus — ■ Engines, Nos. 28, 42; 
Ladders, 10, 23, 30. 

Dist. 13 (Roslindale and West Roxbury). Michael J. Kennedy, Dist. 
Chief. Headquarters, Engine House 45, corner Washington and Poplar 
sts., Roslindale. Apparatus — Engines Nos. 30, 45, 53; Ladders 16, 25. 

Dist. 14 (Ashmont, Neponset and Lower Mills). Allan J. Macdonald, 
Dist. Chief. Headquarters, Engine House 46, Peabody sq. Apparatus 

— Engines, Nos. 16, 20, 46; Ladders, 6, 27. 

Dist. 15 (Hyde Park). Joseph A. Dolan, Dist Chief. Headquarters, 
Engine House 48, corner Harvard ave. and Winthrop st., Hyde Park. 
Apparatus — Engines, Nos. 19, 48, 49; Ladder, 28. 



50 



MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



FIRE-ENGINES ("WITH HOSE WAGON FOR EACH HORSE-DRAWN ENGINE). 



Number, Etc. 



1. (Auto combination) 

2 (Auto combination) 

3 (With tractor and motor 

hose-chemical.) 

4 (With tractor and motor 

hose-chemical.) 

5 (Auto combination) 

6 (Auto combination) 

7 (Auto combination) 

8 (With tractor and motor 

hose-chemical.) 

9 (Horse-drawn) 

10 (Auto combination) 

11 (Auto combination) 

12 (Auto combination) 

13 (Auto combination) 

14 (Auto combination) 

15 (With tractor and motor 

hose-chemical.) 

16 (Auto combination) 

17 (With tractor and motor 

hose-chemical.) 

18 (Auto combination) 

19 (Auto combination) 

20 (Auto combination) 

21 (With tractor and motor 

hose-chemical.) 

22 (With tractor and motor 

hose-chemical.) 

23 (Auto combination) 

24 (Auto combination) 

25 (With tractor and motor 

hose-chemical.) 

26 (Auto combination) 

27 (Horse-drawn) 

28 (Auto combination) 

29 (Horse-drawn) 

30 (Auto combination) 

31 (Fireboat) 



Location. 



/Dorchester st., cor. Fourth, 
\ South Boston 



Fourth st., cor. O, S. Boston 
, Harrison ave., cor. Bristol St., 

Bulfinch street 

Marion street, E. Boston. . . 

Leverett street 

East street 



palem street 

Paris street, East Boston. . . 
>Mt. Vernon st., cor. River. . 



(Cor. Saratoga and Byron 
\ streets, East Boston 

Dudley street, Roxbury 
Cabot street, Roxbury 

Centre street, Roxbury 

(Cor. Broadway and Dorches- 
\ ter avenue 

River street, Dorchester. . . . 
> Meeting House Hill, Dor. . . 

Harvard street, Dorchester. . 

Norfolk street, Dorchester.. . 

Walnut street, Dorchester. . 
[Columbia road, Dorchester. . 



Warren avenue . 



Northampton street 

Cor. Warren and Quincy sts. 
iFort Hill square 



Mason street. 



Elm street, Charlestown. . . . 
Centre st., Jamaica Plain. . . 

Chestnut Hill ave., Brighton 

Centre st., West Roxbury . . . 

521 Commercial st 



Officers. 



/Wm. F. Field, Capt. 
\J. H. Stout, Lieut. 
fE. Conners, Capt. 
lM. F. Hayes, Lieut. 

G. A. Carney, Capt. 

William Peterson, Lieut. 

L. C. I. Stickel, C.ipt. 
IT. F. Lvnch, Lieut. 
(T. J. Hines, Capt. 
\D. M. Condon, Lieut. 
fEdward McDonough, Capt. 
1 Napeen Boutilier, Lieut. 
/Henry Krake, Capt. 

W. H. D. Nichols, Lieut. 
/J. M. Ferreira, Capt. 
lM. D. Sullivan, Lieut. 
(T.J. Flynn.Capt. 
(D. J. Gearin, Lieut. 
(D. J. O'Brien, Capt. 
\ J. H. Laughlin, Lieut. 
[J. W. Dwyer, Capt. 
1G. E. Darragh, Lieut. 
fW. F. Quigley, Capt. 
\ J. J. Devine, Lieut. 
/Thos. E. Conroy, Capt. 
1 J. J. Cremin, Lieut. 
/C. C. Springer, Capt. 
\J. J. Kenney, Lieut. 
fE. F. Richardson, Capt. 
\E. J. Hartigan, Lieut. 
f T. J. Muldoon, Capt. 
\J. J. Burke, Lieut. 
J Martin F. Mulligan, Capt. 
1 John F. Curley, Lieut. 
I Wm. Levis, Capt. 
1 P. H. Jennings, Lieut. 
,' J. J. Gavin, Capt. 
1 Anthony J. Burns, Lieut. 
!F. I. Adams, dpt. 
\F. J. Donovan, Lieut. 
[Michael Norton, Capt. 
\F. G. Avery, Lieut. 
(T. H. Downey, Capt. 
\J. C. Taylor, Lieut. 

D. F. Crowley, Lieut. 
(P. J. V. Kelley, Capt. 
1G. A. Waggett, Lieut. 
/M.J. Teehan, Capt. 
\M. N. Sibley, Lieut. 

J. F. Ryan, Capt. 

T. E. Flanagan.JLieut. 

A B. Howard, Capt. 
j J. T. Humphrey, Lieut. 
IE. J. Locke, Lieut. 
[J. F. McDonough, Lieut. 

W. F. Thompson, Lieut, 
f G. H. Hutchins, Capt. 
\T. J. Fitzgerald, Lieut. 
fE. F. Doody, Capt. 
i W. J. Shepard, Lieut. 
[W. F. Heldt, Capt. 
i B. J. Flaherty, Lieut. 
fC. H. Long, 1 Capt. 
\R. W. Clark", Lieut. 



Note. — The "Auto combination" is a gasolene pumping engine, chem- 
ical engine and hose reel combined in one automobile. Some of these do 
not include the chemical. 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 



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fire engines. — Concluded. 



Number, Etc. 



Location. 



Officers. 



32 (Horse-drawn) 

33 (With tractor and motor 

hose-chemical.) 

34 (Horse-drawn) 

35 (Auto combination) 

36 (With tractor and motor 

hose-chemical.) 

37 (Auto combination) 

38* and 39 (With tractor and 
motor hose-chemical.) 

40 (Horse-drawn) 

41 (Auto combination) 

42 (With tractor and motor 

hose-chemical.) 

43 (Auto combination) 

44 (Fireboat) 

45 (Auto combination) 

46 (Auto combination) 

47 Fireboat 

48 (With tractor and motor 

hose-chemical.) 

49 (Auto combination) 

50 (Auto combination) 

51 (Auto combination) 

52 (Auto combination) 

53 (Auto combination) 



Bunker Hill St., Charlestown 

[Boylston and Hereford sts . . 

Western avenue, Brighton. . 
Mason street 



[Monument st., Charlestown, 

/Longwood and Brookline 
\ avenues 



'Congress st., South Boston. . 

Sumner st., East Boston. . . . 
Harvard avenue, Brighton. . 

>Egleston square 

Andrew sq., South Boston. . 
Northern ave 



Poplar street, Roslindale . . . 

Dorchester ave., Ashmont. . 

East Boston 

/Harvard ave. and Winthrop 

1 street, Hyde Park 

(Milton and Hamilton streets, 
\ Readville 

Winthrop st., Charlestown. . 

Oak square, Brighton 

Callender and Lyons sts • 
Dorchester 

Walk Hill and Wenham sts., 
Forest Hills 



/M. R. Jov, Capt. 
\H. J. Kelly, Lieut. 
(J. P. Hanton, Capt. 
\G. W. Darling, Lieut. 
/T. H. Andreoli, Capt. 
\W. P. Boudreau, Lieut. 
(See above with Eng. 26.) 

fE. O. Haines, Capt. 
1M. J. Gilligan, Lieut. 
/Denis Driscoll, Capt. 
1G. P. Smith, Lieut. 
| James Mahoney, Capt. 
IM. F. Minehan, Lieut. 
I Walter Davev, Lieut. 
[J. F. Haley, Lieut. 
fT. J. Lannary, Capt. 
\C. J. Crowley, Lieut. 
J. J. McLane, Lieut. 

W. B. Jennings, Capt. 

C. F. MacFarlane, Lieut. 
V. H. Richer, Capt. 
John McCarthy, Lieut. 
W. S. Eaton, Capt. 

G. J. Baumeister, Lieut. 

F. W. Battis, Capt. 

H. M. Hebard, Capt. 

P. J. Malone, Prov. Lieut. 
(Wm, H^rt, Capt. 
\W. S. Abbott, Lieut. 
(John Williams, Capt. 
' R. A. Nugent, Lieut. 

M. F. Silva, Capt. 

F. C. Shannon, Lieut. 

>T. F. Ryan, Lieut. 

fP. A. Tague, Capt. 
lT. F. Roach, Lieut. 
J. E. Redman, Capt. 

D. P. Dacey, Prov. Lieut. 
L. D. Merrill, Capt. 

F. L. Lyons, Lieut. 
F. Donahue, Capt. 
F. L. Sargent, Lieut. 



LADDER TRUCKS. 



Number, Etc. 



Location. 



Officers. 



1 (Aerial, with tractor) 

2 (Horse-drawn) 

3 (Horse-drawn) 

4 (Motor aerial truck) . 

5 (Motor aerial truck) . 

6 (With tractor) 



Friend street, Warrensquare 
Paris street, East Boston . . . 

Harrison ave., cor. Bristol st. 

Dudley St., cor Winslow, 
Rox 

Fourth st., near Dorchester 
st 

River st., cor Temple, Dor. . 



P. J. Laffey, Capt. 

G. F. Doyle, Lieut. 

J. P. Walsh, Capt. 

James Gavigan, Lieut. 

F. F. Leary, Capt. 

D. I. Bell, Lieut. 

C. T. Farren, Capt. 

I. P. Mahoney, Lieut. 
/J. J. Lunny, Capt. 
\M. F. Conley, Lieut. 

McDarrah Flaherty, Lieut. 



* Self-propeller. 



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ladder trucks. — Concluded. 



Number, Etc. 



Location. 



Officers. 



7 (Motor truck) 

8 (Aerial, with tractor). 

9 (Horse-drawn) 

10 (Motortruck) 

11 (Motor truck) 

12 (Motor aerial truck) . 

13 (Motor aerial truck) . 

14 (Motor aerial truck) . 

15 (Motor aerial truck) . 

16 (With tractor) 

17 (Aerial, with tractor) . 

18 (Aerial, with tractor) . 

19 (Horse-drawn) 

20 (With tractor) 

21 (Motortruck) 

22 (With tractor) 

23 (Horse-drawn) 

24 (Horse-drawn) 

25 (With tractor) 

26 (With tractor) 

27 (Horse-drawn) 

28 (Motor truck) 



29 (Motor truck with chem- 

ical.) 

30 (Motor truck with chem- 

ical.) 



Meeting House Hill, Dor. . . 

Fort Hill square 

331 Main St., Charlestown. . 
659 Centre St., Jamaica PI., 
Chestnut Hill ave., Brighton, 

1046 Tremont St., Rox 

Warren avenue 

Harvard ave., Allston 

Boylston St., cor. Hereford. . 

Poplar st., Roslindale 

157 Harrison ave 

Pittsburgh st 

E. Fourth st., near K, S. B., 
Andrew sq., S. Boston 



Saratoga and Byron sts., 

E. B. 
44 Monument St., Chast'wn, 



Grove Hall, Dor. 
North Grove st. . 



Centre st., near Bellevue, 

West Roxbury. 
Longwood and Brookline 

avenues. 
Walnut street, Dor 



Harvard ave. and Winthrop 

st., H. P. 
Callender and Lyons sts., 

Dor. 
Egleston square, Rox 



/C. A. Thompson, Lieut. 
[J. M. Cook, Lieut. 
|H. A. McClay, Capt. 

T. D. Brown, Lieut. 

M. J. Galvin, Capt. 

T. J. Heffron, Lieut. 

S. A. Dwight, Lieut. 

C. A. Wolfe, Lieut. 

P. J. Doherty, Prov. Lieut. 

J. J. Kelley, Capt. 

J. H. Leary, Lieut. 

W. E. McKeever, Lieut. 

T. F. Twomey, Lieut. 

F. R. Brophy, Capt. 

/C. A.Fernald.Capt. 
\ Dennis J. Bailey, Lieut. 

J. M. Donovan, Lieut. 

J. F. Watson, Capt. 
T. F. Donovan, Lieut. 
J. F. Murphy, Capt. 
F. J. Dobbratz, Lieut. 

E. B. Chittick, Lieut. 

/M. J. Dacey, Lieut. 
\Chas. Ingersoll, Lieut. 

P. F. McLeavey, Lieut. 

F. J. Sullivan, Lieut. 

;D. M. Shaughnessy, Capt. 
\E. W. Fottler, Lieut. 
[Patrick J. Ryan, Lieut. 
\M. J. Prendergast, Lieut. 
J. H. Johnson, Lieut. 

P. H. Kenney, Lieut. 

J. F. O'Connell, Lieut. 

W. F. Donovan, Lieut. 

W. A. J. Drinan, Lieut. 

{John Hogan, Lieut. 
|C. F. DriscoU, Lieut. 



chemical engines (separate), WATER towers, etc. 


Number, Etc. 


Location. 


Officers. 


CHEMICALS. 






7 (Motor, with hose) 


Saratoga st., cor. -Prescott, 
E. B. 


H. J. Goodfellow, Lieut. 


WATER TOWERS, ETC. 






1 (With tractor) 






















JD. J. Hurley, Capt. 
\J. W. Shea, Lieut. 







HEALTH DEPARTMENT. 53 

TOTAL EQUIPMENT IN USE AND IN RESERVE. 

In Use: Auto combination gasoline engines, 30; tractor-drawn steamers, 
13; 1 steam-auto engine; horse-drawn steamers, 6; total engines, 50, also 
3 fireboats; combination chemical and hose cars, 31; horse-drawn hose 
wagons, 6; auto ladder trucks, 23 (10 aerial); horse-drawn ladder trucks, 
7; auto water towers, 3; officials' cars, 29; auto delivery trucks, 8; four 
emergency auto trucks; one auto wrecker; total automobiles, 143, of 
which 101 are apparatus; horses, 62 (50 less than in 1922); 2-ton fuel 
wagons, 29; hose and other pungs, 49. Leading hose, 141,016 feet, and 
suction hose, 2,137 feet. 

In Reserve: Auto gasoline engines, 5; tractor-drawn steamers, 4; 
horse-drawn steamers, 14; chemical and hose cars, 6; horse-drawn hose 
wagons, 6; horse-drawn chemicals, 8; auto ladder trucks, 8 (3 aerial); 
horse-drawn ladder trucks, 5; one auto water tower; 8 officials' cars. 

BOSTON FIREMEN'S RELIEF FUND. 

By Chapter 308, Acts of 1909, amended by Chapter 134, Acts of 1911, 
the Fire Commissioner and 12 members of the Fire Dept., to be elected 
annually by all the members, are constituted a corporate body for the 
purpose of holding and administering the Firemen's Relief Fund. This 
incorporation supersedes that of 1880. On February 1, 1923, the fund 
amounted to $254,000. 

HEALTH DEPARTMENT. 

Main office, 1108, City Hall Annex, eleventh floor. 
Stat. 1854, Chap. 448, § 40; Stat. 1895, Chap. 449, § 19; Rev. Ord. 
1898, Chap. 18; C. C, Title IV., Chap. 19; Stat. 1902, Chaps. 206, 
213; Stat. 1906, Chap. 225; Stat. 1907, Chaps. 386, 445, 480; Stat. 
1908, Chaps. 329, 411; Stat. 1909, Chap. 380; Stat. 1910, Chaps. 
269, 640; Stat. 1911, Chap. 287; Stat. 1912, Chaps. 448, 486; Stat. 
1913, Chap. 586; Stat. 1914, Chaps. 627, 628; Rev. Ord. 1914, Chaps. 
17, 40; Ord. 1914, 2d Series, Chap. 1; Ord. 1915, Chap. 1; Spec. Stat. 
1915, Chap. 346; Ord. 1915, Chaps. 3 and 4; Spec. Stat. 1919, Chap. 
163; Stat. 1920, Chap 100; Stat. 1921, Chaps. 94, 111; Stat. 1922, 
Chap. 61. J 

OFFICIALS. 

Francis X. Mahoney, M.D., Health Commissioner. 

Term ends in 1926. Salary, $7,500. 
Stephen L. Malonet, Secretary and Chief Clerk. Salary, $2,500. 

DEPUTY COMMISSIONERS. 

M. Victor Safford, M.D., Medical Division. Salary, $4,300. 
Philip Castleman, M.D., Laboratory Division. Salary, $3,500. 
P. H. Mullowney, M.D.V., Division of Food Inspection. Salary, $3,300. 
Thomas Jordan, Division of Sanitary Inspection. Salary, $3,300. 
Frederick S. Davis, Division of Vital Statistics, Records and Accounts. 
Salary, $3,300. 



54 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

CHIEF DIVISION ASSISTANTS. 

John A. Ceconi, M.D., Epidemiologist. Salary, $3,500. 

Alexander Burr, M.D.V., Veterinarian in charge oj Abattoir Inspection. 

Salary, $3,000. 
Frederick J. Bailey, M.D., Chief Medical Inspector. Salary, $3,500. 
Robert E. Dyer, D.V.S., Veterinarian in charge of Dairy Inspection. 

Salary, $3,000. 
James O. Jordan, Inspector of Milk. Salary, $3,500. 

The first Board of Health in Boston was established in 1799, under 
the special statute of February 13, 1799. It was abolished by the first 
City Charter, and from 1822 to 1873 its functions were exercised through 
the City Council. The last Board of Health was established by an ordi- 
nance of December 2, 1872. It published annual reports, beginning 
with 1873. By Chap. 1, Ord. 1914, 2d Series, the department was placed 
in charge of one executive, the Health Commissioner, who appoints 
the deputy commissioners. Chap. 1, Ord. 1915, provided that the quar- 
antine service should pass fKom the control of the Health Dept. when the 
property was leased to the United States (in effect June 1, 1915). 



HOSPITAL DEPARTMENT. 

Office at the Boston City Hospital, 818 Harrison avenue. 

[Stat. 1880, Chap. 174; Stat. 1893, Chap. 91; Rev. Ord. 1914, Chap. 18; 

C. C, Title IV., Chap. 20; Spec. Stat. 1915, Chap. 34; Stat. 1922, 

Chap. 521, §§ 18, 19.] 

OFFICIALS. 

Joseph P. Manning, President. 
Thomas A. Forsyth, Secretary. 

TRUSTEES. * 

George G. Sears, M.D. Term ends in 1928. 
Henry S. Rowen, M.D. Term ends in 1927. 
Joseph P. Manning. Term ends in 1926. 
Carl Dreyfus. Term ends in 1925. 
Thomas A. Forsyth. Term ends in 1924. 

The Boston City Hospital was opened on June 1, 1864. Besides the 
Main Hospital, the Trustees have charge of the South Department for 
infectious diseases, the Convalescent Home, at 2150 Dorchester avenue, 
Dorchester, the Haymarket Square Relief Station, the East Boston Relief 
Station, and the West Department, West Roxbury (at present leased to 
U. S. Government). 

The Trustees are incorporated and authorized to receive and hold real 
and personal estate bequeathed or devised to said corporation to an amount 
not exceeding $1,000,000. 

* The Trustees serve without compensation. 



HOSPITAL DEPARTMENT. 55 

HOSPITAL OFFICERS. 

John J. Dowling, M.D. — Superintendent and Medical Director. Resi- 
dence and office at the Hospital. Salary, $6,500. 

Edmund W. Wilson, M.D. — Assistant Superintendent. Salary, $4,000. 

James W. Manary, M.D. — First Executive Assistant. Salary, $3,000. 

Francis S. Brodrick, M.D. — Second Executive Assistant. Salary, $2,300. 

Samuel Nadel, M.D.— Third Executive Assistant (Temp.). Salary, $1,500. 

Lawrence A. Betteridge, M.D. — Night Executive Assistant. Salary, $1,500. 

Benedict F. Boland, M.D. — Resident Surgeon. Salary $1,500. 

Robert M. Coleman, M.D. — ■ Resident Ancesthetist. Salary, $1,200. 

F. B. Mallory, M.D.— Pathologist. Salary, $5,500. 

Francis W. Peabody, M.D. — Director of Thorndike Laboratory. Salary, 
$3,500 for 10 mos. 

MEDICAL AND SURGICAL STAFF. 

Consulting Physicians and Surgeons. — Edward H. Bradford, M.D., 
Vincent Y. Bowditch, M.D., Abner Post, M.D., Hayward W. Cushing, 
M.D., Francis S. Watson, M.D., George H. Monks, M.D., Morton 
Prince, M.D., Elliott P. Joslin, M.D., Henry Jackson, M.D., George G. 
Sears, M.D., John Bapst Blake, M.D. 

Consulting Pathologist. — W. T. Councilman, M.D. 

Consultant in Tropical Diseases. — Richard P. Strong, M.D. 

Consultant in Ophthalmology. — Allen Greenwood, M.D. 

Consulting Aural Surgeon. — Rockwell A. Coffin, M.D. 

Curator of the Hospital Museum — Townsend W. Thorndike, M.D. 

Senior Physician. — Francis H. Williams, M.D. 

Visiting Physicians. — John L. Ames, M.D., William H. Robey, 
M.D., Ralph C. Larrabee, M.D., Franklin W. White, M.D., Edwin A. 
Locke, M.D., Edward N. Libby, M.D., Francis W. Peabody, M.D. 

Visiting Pediatrician. — Oscar M. Schlosa, M.D. 

First Assistant Visiting Physicians. — Francis W. Palfrey, M.D., Cadis 
Phipps, M.D., Harold W. Dana, M.D. 

Second Assistant Visiting Physicians. — Thomas J. O'Brien, M.D., 
Albert A. Horner, M.D., Martin J. English, M.D., William R. Ohler, 
M.D., Edmund F. Walsh, M.D., Burton E. Hamilton, M.D., Harry A. 
Nissen, M.D., Joseph M. Lynch, M.D., Joseph E. Hallisey, M.D., John 
A. Foley, M.D., Wm. D. Reid, M.D., Hiram Amiral, M.D., Thomas E. 
Buckman, M.D., George C. Shattuck, M.D., Louis J. Ullian, M.D., 
Dwight O'Hara, M.D., Henry Jackson, Jr., M.D., Robert B. Hunt, M.D., 
Augustine W. McGarry, M.D., Andrew Nichols, M.D., Joseph Garland, 
M.D., John F. Fennessey, M.D. 

Senior Surgeons. — George W. Gay, M.D., Charles M. Green, M.D. 

Surgeons-in-Chief— Paul Thorndike, M.D., Fred B. Lund, M.D., 
Howard A. Lothrop, M.D., Frederic J. Cotton, M.D. 



56 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Visiting Surgeons. — Joshua C. Hubbard, M.D., David D. Scannell, 
M.D., Nathaniel R. Mason, M.D., Horace Binney, M.D., Frank H. 
Lahey, M.D. 

First Assistant Visiting Surgeons. — Robert M. Green, M.D., Halsey B. 
Loder, M.D., John T. Williams, M.D., Frederick L. Good, M.D., Irving J. 
Walker, M.D., Arthur R. Kimpton, M.D., Robert C. Cochrane, M.D., 
Otto J. Hermann, M.D., Somers Fraser, M.D. 

Out-Patient Surgeons. — Francis F. Henderson, M.D., Herbert H. 
Howard, M.D., James J. Hepburn, M.D., Donald Munroe, M.D., Howard 
M. Clute, M.D. 

Assistants to the Out-Patient Surgeons.— Joseph H. Shortell, M.D., 
Augustus Riley, M.D., Joseph P. Cohen, M.D., Harold V. Hyde, M.D., 
William R. Morrison, M.D., Edward Harding, M.D., Thomas K. Richards, 
M.D. 

Anossthetists. — John E. Butler, M.D., Frank L. Richardson, M.D., 
Nathaniel N. Morse, M.D., Lincoln F. Sise, M.D. 

Oral Surgeon-in-Chief — Stephen P. Mallett, D.M.D. 

Oral Surgeons.— William H. Canavan, D.M.D., Thomas Hennessey, 
D.M.D. 

Dentist.— Douglas Baker, D.M.D. 

Visiting Ophthalmic Surgeon. — Henry B. Stevens, M.D. 

Ophthalmic Surgeons. — Jeremiah J. Corbett, M.D., L. Colby Rood, 
M.D., Leon W. Jessaman, M.D. 

Assistants to the Ophthalmic Surgeons. — Samuel H. Wilkins, M.D., 
Joseph J. Skirball, M.D., Jeffrey J. Walsh, M.D. 

Senior Surgeon for Diseases of Ear and Throat. — George A. Leland, M.D. 

Surgeon for Diseases of Ear and Throat. — Louis M. Friedman, M.D. 

Assistant Surgeons for Diseases of Ear and Throat. — William T. Haley, 
M.D., Edward J. Monahan, M.D., Philip E. A. Sheridan, M.D., William F. 
Regan, M. D., Edmund J. Butler, M. D., Philip R. Dwyer, M. D., Chester 
R. Mills, M. D. 

Visiting Surgeon for Oral and Plastic Surgery. — Varaztad H. Kazanjian, 
M.D. 

Visiting Physicians for Diseases of the Nervous System. — John J. Thomas, 
M.D., Arthur W. Fairbanks, M.D. 

First Assistant Visiting Physicians for Diseases of the Nervous System. — 
Abraham Myerson, M.D., LeRoy A. Luce, M.D. 

Second Assistant Visiting Physicians for Diseases of the Nervous System. 
— Miner H. A. Evans, M.D. , Percy L. Dodge, M.D. 

Physicians for Physical Therapeutics. — Frank B. Granger, M.D., 
Robert E. Bonney, M.D. 

Assistant Physician for Physical Therapeutics. — Joseph Resnick, M.D. 
Physician for Diseases of the Skin. — Townsend W. Thorn dike, M.D. 



INSTITUTIONS DEPARTMENT. 57 

Assistants to the Physician for Diseases of the Skin. — William P. Board- 
man, M.D., M. C. von Groll, M.D., Walter T. Garfield, M.D. 
Pathologist.— F. B. Mallory, M.D. 

Director of Thorndike Laboratory. — Francis W. Peabody, M.D. 
Physician for Infectious Diseases. — Edwin H. Place, M.D. 
Physician for X-Ray Service. — Paul F. Butler, M.D. 
Assistant Physician for X-Ray Service. — ■ Forrest B. Ames, M.D. 
Visiting Physician for Immunology. — George P. Sanborn, M.D. 

SOUTH DEPARTMENT. 

Medical Director. — John J. Dowling, M.D. 
Physician-in-Chief. — Edwin H. Place, M.D. Salary, $4,500. 
Assistant Physicians. — Benjamin Berger, M.D. Salary, $1,500. Lee 

E. Sutton, M.D. Salary, $1,200. 

HAYMARKET SQUARE RELIEF STATION. 

Resident Surgeons. — John G. Breslin, M.D. Salary, $2,700. Bernard 

F. Devine, M.D. Salary, $1,800. 

EAST BOSTON RELIEF STATION. 

Resident Surgeons. — George E. Allen, M.D. Salary, $1,800. Carl A. 
Peterson, M.D. Salary, $1,500. 

PHYSICIANS TO THE CONVALESCENT HOME. 

John P. Treanor, M.D. Henry F. R. Watts, M.D. 

Bradford Kent, M.D. 



INSTITUTIONS DEPARTMENT. 
Office, 804-809 City Hall Annex. 
[Special Stat. 1919, Chap. 222; Ord. 1920, Chap. 7; Stat. 1921, 
Chap. 173; Stat. 1922, Chap. 231.] 

David J. Johnson, M.D., Commissioner. Salary 7,500. 

Term ends in 1926. 
Margaret Foley, Deputy Commissioner. Salary, $3,500. 
Dennis D. Drtscoll, Deputy Commissioner. Salary, $3,500. 

By Chap. 7, Ordinances of 1920, the Infirmary, Children's, Penal and 
Registration Departments, were consolidated in a single department 
known as the Institutions Department under the supervision and control 
of one official, the Commissioner of Institutions, to be appointed by the 
Mayor for a term of four years and to receive a yearly salary of $7,500. 
The Mayor may appoint, and fix the compensation of, not more than two 
deputy commissioners who shall perform such duties as the Commissioner 
shall direct. The four divisions established by the Commissioner are: 
Central Office, Child Welfare, Infirmary and Penal. 



58 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

CHIEF OFFICERS OF INSTITUTIONS. 

John J. Ryan, Supt. of Long Island Almshouse and Hospital. Salary, 

$3,500. 
James L. Malloy, Master of House of Correction. Salary, $2,500. 

The Boston Almshouse and Hospital, established on Long Island in 
1887, now has a plant valued at $916,800. In 1922 the number of inmates 
cared for was 1,781. The House of Correction on Deer Island dates from 
1902. The buildings are now valued at $1,457,800 and the number of 
inmates in charge during 1922 was 2,097. The two schools formerly in 
charge of the Children's Inst. Trustees having been discontinued, the 
Parental School in 1914 and the Suffolk School for Boys in 1920, the child 
welfare activities are now confined to a placing-out system whereby ne- 
glected and dependent children committed by the courts are boarded or 
indentured in country families in Massachusetts. Disciplinary day schools 
are maintained by the School Committee to take care of such juvenile 
offenders as were formerly committed to the said training schools. 

The institution steamboats, "Michael Perkins" for Deer Island and 
"George A. Hibbard" for Long Island transportation are now in service. 



LAW DEPARTMENT. 

Office, 730 Tremont Building. 

[Ord. 1904, Chap. 23; Rev. Ord. 1914, Chap. 20.] 

E. Makk Sullivan, Corporation Counsel. Term ends in 1926. Salary, 

$9,000. 
Joseph P. Lyons, Assistant Corporation Counsel. Salary, $7,500. 
Joseph A. Campbell, Assistant Corporation Counsel. Salary, $4,000. 
William P. Higgins, Assistant Corporation Counsel. Salary, $4,000. 
Walter J. O'Malley, Assistant Corporation Counsel. Salary, $3,500. 
Edward T. McGettrick, Assistant Corporation Counsel. Salary, $3,000. 
Daniel J. Kane, Assistant Corporation Counsel. Salary, $3,500. 
Samuel Silverman, Assistant Corporation Counsel. Salary, $3,500. 
H. Murray Pakulski, Assistant Corporation Counsel. Salary, $3,000 
P. Nicholas Petrocelli, Ass't Corporation Counsel. Salary, $2,500. 
Leo Schwartz, Assistant Corporation Counsel. Salary, $2,500. 
Charles F. Day, City Conveyancer. Salary, $4,500. 
Lucius F. Hicks, City Conveyancer. Salary, $2,500. 
Andrew A. Porter, Special Investigator. Salary, $2,500. 

The office of "Attorney and Solicitor" was established in 1827; the 
office of Corporation Counsel and that of City Solicitor in 1881. The 
office of City Solicitor was abolished and the department placed under the 
sole charge of the Corporation Counsel in 1904. 



LIBRARY DEPARTMENT. 59 

LIBRARY DEPARTMENT. 

Office, Central Library Building, Copley square. 

[Stat. 1878, Chap. 114; Rev.Ord. 1898, Chap. 24; C. C, Title IV., Chap. 23; 
Rev. Ord. 1914, Chap. 21; Spec. Stat. 1919, Chap. 116.1 

OFFICIALS. 

Arthur T. Connolly, President. 

Lours E. Kirstein, Vice-President. 

Charles F. D. Belden, Librarian. Salary, $6,000. 

, Assistant Librarian. Salary, $4,000. 

trustees.* 

Guy W. Currier. Term ends in 1928. 
Arthur T. Connolly. Term ends in 1927. 
Michael J. Murray. Term ends in 1926. 
William A. Gaston. Term ends in 1925. 
Louis E. Kirstein. Term ends in 1924. 

The Trustees of the Public Library of the City of Boston, five in number, 
are appointed by the Mayor, one each year, for a term of five years. They 
were incorporated in 1878, and authorized to receive and hold real and 
personal estate to an amount not exceeding $1,000,000. This amount 
was changed to $10,000,000 in 1919. The first Trustees were appointed 
under an ordinance of October 14, 1852. The old Library Building on 
Boylston street was opened to the public in September, 1858, and closed 
finally in January, 1895. The Central Library Building on Copley square, 
costing $2,756,384, was first opened on March 11, 1895. The Library 
is maintained by an annual appropriation voted out of the general funds 
of the City by the City Council. Of this appropriation ($741,993 in 1922) 
about $100,000 was used for the purchase of books and periodicals. The 
41 Library trust funds in the custody of the City Treasurer amounted to 
$576,762 on February 1, 1923. 

The annual reports, the first of which appeared in 1852, have been 
continued without interruption. 

LIBRARY SYSTEM. 

The Library system consists of the Central Library in Copley square; 
seventeen branch libraries with independent collections of books and 
fourteen reading-rooms or minor branches. There were, on February 1, 
1923, in the Central Library (including mechanical departments), branch 
libraries and reading rooms, about 600 employees. 

Besides the daily delivery of books called for at the various branches, 
209 public and parochial schools, 34 institutions and 39 fire-company 
houses are regularly supplied. 

* The Trustees serve without compensation. 



60 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

For reading and reference the Library is open to all without formality. 
On February 1, 1923, there were 114,340 cardholders having the right to 
draw books for home use. The total number of volumes was 1,284,094, 
and of newspapers and periodicals something over 3,000. Books issued 
in 1922, for home use and for use through schools and institutions, num- 
bered 2,768,984. 

CENTRAL LIBRARY, COPLEY SQUARE. 

Lending and reference, 958,931 volumes. 

Periodical reading-rooms, 1,430 periodicals. 

Newspaper reading-room, 267 current newspapers. 

Patent Library, 16,293 volumes. 

Bates Hall for reading and reference. About 10,000 volumes are 
on open shelves. 

Other Activities. The Fine Arts Department has facilities for copying 
and photographing, a collection of photographs of architecture, sculpture 
and painting, numbering 66,671 (including process pictures), besides 
illustrated books, portfolios, etc., and 9,736 lantern slides. Special assist- 
ance is offered to classes, travel clubs, etc. Free lectures, mostly on art 
topics, are given during the winter season. The room for younger readers 
has about 10,000 volumes on open shelves for reading and circulation. A 
Teachers' Reference Room is maintained, and reference books are reserved 
for use in connection with University Extension courses. Story telling 
for children is regularly conducted under expert direction at the Central 
Library and principal branches. On the ground floor of the Central 
Library near the main entrance are three rooms, wherein is provided a 
community and general information service. In one room is maintained 
a classified collection of some 3,000 current Federal documents, including 
congressional, departmental and miscellaneous publications. Current 
Massachusetts documents are also to be found in this room. Another 
room contains on open shelves a classified collection of general literature 
for circulation, consisting of about 2,500 volumes. The Library is open 
from 9 A.M. to 10 P.M.; Sundays from 12 M. to 10 P.M.; closed at 9 
P.M. from June 15 to September 15. 

BRANCH LIBRARIES. 

The 17 branch libraries are open on week days from 9 A.M. to 9 P.M., 
with some variation of hours in summer. Most of them are open on 
Sundays, from 2 to 9 P.M., November to April. 

Brighton Branch, 17,308 volumes. Reading-room, 52 periodicals. 
Holton Library Building, Academy Hill road. 

Charlestown Branch, 15,414 volumes. Reading-room, 53 periodi- 
cals. Monument square, corner Monument avenue. 

Codman Square Branch, 8,393 volumes. Reading-room, 51 periodi- 
cals. Washington, corner Norfolk street. 

Dorchester Branch, 17,930 volumes. Reading-room, 51 periodicals. 
Arcadia, corner Adams street. 



MARKET DEPARTMENT. 61 

East Boston Branch, 20,725 volumes. Reading-room, 59 periodicals. 
276-282 Meridian street. 

Hyde Park Branch, 32,124 volumes. Reading-room, 65 periodicals. 
Harvard avenue, corner Winthrop street. 

Jamaica Plain Branch, 17,285 volumes. Reading-room, 45 periodi- 
cals. Sedgwick, corner South street. 

Mt. Bowdoin Branch. 2 to 9 P.M. 7,699 volumes, 40 periodicals. 
Washington, corner Eldon street. 

North End Branch, S,975 volumes. Reading-room, 41 periodicals. 
3A North Bennet street. 

Roslindale Branch, 10,619 volumes; 46 periodicals. Washington, 
near Ashland street. 

Roxbury Branch, 36,435 volumes. Reading-room, 77 periodicals. 
46 Millmont street. 

South Boston Branch, 18, 152 volumes. Reading-room, 62 periodicals. 
372 West Broadway. 

South End Branch, 14,052 volumes. Reading-room, 52 periodicals. 
West Brookline street, corner Shawmut avenue. 

Upham's Corner Branch, 11,844 volumes. Reading-room, 52 peri- 
odicals. Columbia road, corner Bird street. 

Warren Street Branch, 7,504 volumes; 47 periodicals. 392 Warren 
street. 

West End Branch, 20,458 volumes. Reading-room, 58 periodicals. 
Cambridge street, corner Lynde street. 

West Roxbury Branch, 11,731 volumes. Reading-room, 50 periodi- 
cals. Centre, near Mt. Vernon street. 

reading-rooms. 
The 14 minor branches, or reading rooms, mostly located in the outlying 
districts, are open on week days from 2 to 6, and 7 to 9 P.M. Most of 
them are open on Sundays for the same hours from November to April. 
They contain from 1,600 to 4,800 volumes and 25 to 35 periodicals. 



MARKET DEPARTMENT. 

Office in Rotunda of Faneuil Hall Market. 

[Rev. Ord. 1898 (now Rev. Ord. 1914), Chap. 1, § 4, tenth to twelfth; Rev. 
Ord. 1914, Chap. 22 and Chap. 40, §§ 29-34; Stat. 1895, Chap. 449, 
§26.] 

Patrick H. Graham, Superintendent of Markets. Salary, $4,000. Term 

ends in 1926. 
Peter J. Connolly, Clerk and Deputy Superintendent. Salary, $2, 100. 

Faneuil Hall Market, proposed by Mayor Quincy and completed during 
his administration in 1826, was under the charge of a Clerk of the Market 



62 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

until an ordinance of September 9, 1852, established the office of Super- 
intendent. Faneuil Hall Market includes the lower floor, porches and 
cellar of the buildings called respectively Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market. 
The Superintendent may assign stands within their limits; and it is his 
duty, from time to time, to lease the stalls in the market at rents not less 
than those established by the City Council. The market police are 
appointed by the Police Commissioner and under his control. 

As a municipal enterprise the Quincy Market has been steadily profitable, 
yielding a total net income in rentals, etc., of about $4,500,000 in the past 70 
years. Faneuil Hall Market yields $15,000 to $16,000 net yearly income, 
or about one-sixth that of Quincy Market. 



OVERSEERS OF THE PUBLIC WELFARE. 

[Formerly Overseers of the Poor.] 

Office, Charity Building, 43 Hawkins street. 

[Stat. 1864, Chap. 128; Rev. Ord. 1898, Chap. 27; C.C., Title IV., Chap. 
27; Stat. 1909, Chap. 538; Stat. 1913, Chap. 763; Rev. Ord. 1914, 
Chap. 23; Stat. 1921, Chap. 146.] 

OFFICIALS. 

Simon E. Hecht, Chairman. 

William H. Hardt, Secretary. Salary, $3,500. 

Franklin P. Daly, Treasurer. 

OVERSEERS.* 

Terms end in 1926. 
Franklin P. Daly. Simon E. Hecht. 

Margaret E. Leahy. Charles F. Hale. 

Terms end in 1925. 
James H. Stone. Mrs. Margaret J. Gookin. 

Mrs. Jeremiah J. Hurley. Frank Leveroni. 

Terms end in 1924 • 
George A. Rockwell. Joseph F. Feeney. 

Morris Bornstein. Sophie M. Friedman. 

The Overseers of the Poor in the Town of Boston, a corporation estab- 
lished in 1772 by act of the Legislature, were succeeded in 1864 by the 
corporation called "Overseers of the Poor in the City of Boston," consist- 
ing of twelve residents of Boston, four of whom are appointed annually 
to serve for the term of three years from the first day of May. The Board 
has issued annual reports since 1865. 

* The Overseers serve without compensation. 



PARK DEPARTMENT. 63 

The Overseers of the Poor are also incorporated as a Board of Trus- 
tees of John Boylston's and other charitable funds. 

In charge of the Overseers are the Wayfarers' Lodge on Hawkins street, 
opened in 1878, which gives free lodging to homeless men who are out of 
employment, but exacts work in its woody ard for meals furnished; and 
the Temporary Home on Chardon street for destitute women and children, 
opened in 1870. The total amount of the 17 permanent charity funds in 
the custody of the Overseers on Feb. 1, 1923, was $926,693, the annual 
income from which (about $37,000) is distributed to pensioners according 
to the intentions of the donors of the funds. 



PARK DEPARTMENT. 
Offices, 33 Beacon Street. 
[Stat. 1875, Chap. 185; Rev. Ord. 1898, Chap. 28; C.C., Title IV., Chap. 
24; Stat. 1911, Chap. 435, 540; Ord. 1912, Chap. 10; Ord. 1913, 
Chap. 5; Ord. 1914, Chap. 3; Rev. Ord. 1914, Chap. 24; Ord. 1920, 
Chap. 13.] 

COMMISSIONERS. 

Charles A. Coolidge.* Term ends in 1926. 
James B. Shea. Term ends in 1925. 
Myron P. Lewis.* Term ends in 1924. 

officials. 
James B. Shea, Chairman. Salary, $7,000. 
William P. Long, Deputy Commissioner. Salary, $3,800. 
Daniel J. Byrne, Secretary and Chief Clerk. Salary, $3,500. 
Charles A. Hogan, Superintendent of Parks. Salary, $2,700. 
James L. Walsh, Physical Director. Salary, $2,600. 
John J. Murphy, Engineer. Salary $3,000. 

The first Board of Park Commissioners was appointed on July 8, 1875. 
The Board consisted of three members who served without compensation. 
As thus constituted, the department continued up to 1913, when, by the 
provisions of Chapter 10, Ordinances of 1912, it was merged with the 
Public Grounds, Bath and Music Departments, under the name of Park 
and Recreation Department. In 1920 the Cemetery Department was 
merged with the Park Department (the latter title being substituted for 
Park and Recreation Dept.) and the salary of the chairman was increased 
to $7,000. 

Parks, Etc., with Location, Area and Year Acquired. 

MAIN PARK SYSTEM. Acres. 

Common, Tremont to Charles and Beacon to Boylston st., 1634. f 48.40 
Public Garden, Charles to Arlington and Beacon to Boylston 

st., 1823 24.25 

* Two commissioners serve without compensation. 

t This area of the Common is exclusive of the old cemetery on Boylston 
st. side, containing 1.40 acres. 



64 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Acres. 

Commonwealth ave., Arlington st. to Newton line, 1894-1905 . 112 .70 

Back Bay Fens, Beacon st. to Brookline ave., 1877 . . . 116.99 

Riverway, Brookline ave. to Huntington ave., 1890 . . . 40.00 
Olmsted Park, Huntington ave. to Prince st., 1890 . . .180.00 

Arborway, Prince st. to Franklin Park, 1892 36.00 

Franklin Park (1883-84) and Zoological Garden (1912), Seaver to 

Morton st. and Blue Hill ave. to Forest Hills st. . . . 527.00 
f Arnold Arboretum and Bussey Park, South, Centre and Walter 

sts., 1882, 1895 223.00 

t West Roxbury Parkway, from Centre and Walter sts., near 

Arboretum, to Weld st., near Church st., 1894 . . . 77.88 

Total Acres, Main Park System 1,386.22 

MARINE PARK SYSTEM. 

Columbia road ) Franklin Park to Marine Park, City Point, ) _.. __ 

Dorchester way \ 1892, 1899 \ " 

Strandway, Columbia road railroad bridge to City Point (land 

133.80; flats 131.50), 1890-1901 265.30 

Marine Park and Aquarium, Farragut road, City Point (land 

52.50; flats 4.90), 1883. (Aquarium, 1912.) . . . 57.40 

Castle Island (formerly), now joined to mainland and a part of 

Marine Park (land 25.70; flats 78.30), 1890 .... 104.00 

Total Acres, Marine Park System 457.90 

MISCELLANEOUS PARKS. 

* Irving W. Adams Park, Junction of Washington and South sts., 

Roslindale, 1919 0.78 

Berners Sq., Longwood ave., Bellevue and Plymouth sts., Rox- 
bury, 1901 1.31 

Carroll Pond, Carroll st., West Roxbury, 1921 . . . . 0.47 
Charlesbank, Charles st., from Cambridge st. to Leverett, 1883 . 10.00 
Charlestown Heights, Bunker Hill and Medford sts. (6.10), Dewey 

Beach (4.30), 1891 10.40 

Chestnut Hill Park, Beacon st. and Commonwealth ave., Brighton, 

1898-1902 55.40 

Copp's Hill terraces, Commercial and Charter sts., North 

End, 1893 0.60 

* William B. Corbett Park, between Washington and Claybourne 

sts., Dorchester, 1917 0.94 

* Vincent Cutillo Park, North End, Morton and Stillman sts., 

1917 0.48 

* Named for soldier killed in World War. 

t Of this park, only the roads and walks are maintained by the City. 

J The construction and care of that part of the parkway extending from 
Weld st. to Washington st. was transferred to the Metropolitan Park 
Commission by Chap. 270, Acts of 1915. 



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65 



Acres. 

Dorchester Park, Dorchester ave. and Richmond St., 1891 . . 26.00 
Franklin Field, Blue Hill and Talbot aves., Dorchester (park 

area), 1892. (See under Playgrounds for larger area) . . 17.00 
Freeport St. (Malloch's) Wharf and grounds, Dorchester (land 

1.15; flats, 2.54), 1912 3.69 

North End Beach, Commercial and Charter sts. (land 3.70; 

flats 3), 1893 6.70 

Rogers Park, Lake and Foster sts., Brighton, 1899 . . . 6.90 

Savin Hill Park, Grampian way, Dorchester, 1909 . . . 8.26 

t Stanley A. Ringer Park, Allston st. and Griggs place, 1916 . 12 . 12 

Park, East Cottage, Pleasant and Pond sts., Dorchester, 1921 . 0.22 

Trinity Triangle, Huntington and St. James aves., 1885 . . . 12 
World War Memorial Park, (formerly Wood Island), East Boston, 

on eastern waterfront (land 55.60; flats 155.40), 1882, 1891 . 211 .00 



Total Acres, Miscellaneous Parks 372 . 39 



Playgrounds, with Location, Area and Year Acquired. 

(Alphabetically.) Acres, 

t William Amerena, Cottage st., East Boston, 1902 . . . 3.85 

Baldwin Place and North Margin st., North End, 1922 . . 0.31 

William J. Barry, Chelsea st. and Mystic River, Cha'st'wn, 1897, 2 . 09 

a | Bennett, Charles St. place, Charlestown, 1920 . . . . 0.11 

Billings Field, La Grange and Bellevue sts., W. Roxbury, 1896 . 10 . 80 

f William E. Carter, Columbus ave. at Camden st., 1899. . . 5 .00 

* Charlesbank, Charles st., 1883 3.50 

Charlestown, Main and Alford sts. (land 14; flats 4), 1891 . . 17.73 

* Charlestown Heights, Bunker Hill and Medford sts., 1891 . . 1.00 

* Chestnut Hill, Brighton, 1898 4.00 

* Columbus Park, Strandway (15 acres improved) . . . 79.00 

* Common, Charles st. side 3 . 50 

f John J. Connolly, Marcella and Highland sts., Roxbury, 1903 . 5 . 10 

t James L. Cronin, Brent st., near Talbot ave., Dorchester, 1899, 2 20 

* Dorchester Park, Dorchester ave. and Richmond sts., 1891 . 1 . 00 
t John A. Doherty, Dorchester and Geneva aves., 1897 . . 1 . 90 
Eagle Hill Reservoir, White and Brooks sts., East Boston, 1920, 5.07 
1 Frederick D. Emmons, Rutherford ave., Charlestown, 1912 . 1 . 10 
William Eustis, Norfolk ave. and Proctor st., Roxbury, 1909 . . 4 . 88 

Factory Hill, Town st., Hyde Park, 1912 5.20 

f Fallon Field, South and Robert sts., Roslindale, 1899 . . . 3.87 

* Fens, Back Bay, 1877 5 . 00 

Franklin Field, Blue Hill and Talbot aves., Dorchester, 1892 . 60.00 

* Franklin Park, 1883-84 36 . 00 

* Playgrounds located in parks, and included in areas of parks. 

f Named for soldier killed in World War. 

a Acquired by gift. J Children's Playground. 



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(land 



1916 



t William H. Garvey, Neponset ave., opposite Chickatawbut st 

Dorchester, 1896 

Christopher Gibson, Dorchester and Geneva aves., 1897. 

f James F. Healy, Washington st. and Firth road, Ros., 1902 

Mary Hemenway, Adams and Gustine sts., Dorchester, 1919 

t John F. Holland, Mozart and Bolster sts., Roxbury, 1917 

Christopher J. Lee, First st. at M st., South Boston, 1897 

t McConnell Park (formerly Savin Hill), Springdale and Denny 

sts. (land, 9.78; flats, 50.55) 

t Arthur F. McLean, Saratoga and Bennington sts., E. B., 1917 
Mission Hill, Tremont and Smith sts., Roxbury, 1913 and 1915 
t John W. Murphy, Carolina ave., Jamaica Plain, 1912 . 

* North End Beach, Commercial st., 1893 

* Olmsted Park, Jamaicaway, 1890 

Orient Heights, Saratoga and Boardman sts., East Boston 

5.24; flats 3.07), 1909 ...... 

J Paris st., East Boston, 1912 , 

Paul Gore st., Jamaica Plain, 1913 

Portsmouth st., Brighton, 1912 

X Prince st., North Bennet and Prince sts., North End, 1897 
t * Stanley A. Ringer, Allston st. and Griggs place, Brighton, 
a Ripley, Ripley road, near Harvard st., Dorchester, 1913 

* Rogers Park, Lake and Foster sts., Brighton, 1899 
Ronan (formerly Mt. Ida), Bowdoin and Percivalsts., Dor., 1912 
t Lester J. Rotch, Albany and Randolph sts., South End, 1903 
Shawmut ave. and Cherry st., South End, 1922 
Smith's Pond, Brainard st., Hyde Park, 1914 .... 
f William F. Smith, Western ave. and N. Harvard st., Bri., 1894 
f J J. M. and J. J. Sullivan, Fellows andHunnemansts., Rox., 1897 
1 1 Matthew J. Sweeney, West Fifth st., South Boston, 1909 

Tenean Beach, Neponset, 1915 

t Tyler St., South End, 1912 

f George H. Walker, Norfolk st., opp. Evelyn, Mattapan, 
J West Third st., corner B st., South Boston, 1909 . 
X John Winthrop, Dacia and Danube sts., Dorchester, 1911 
a Wood, near Hallet st., Neponset, 1913 . . . . 

* World War Memorial Park, East Boston, 1891 . 

Total area of the 58 Playgrounds (Acres) 
Area of 13 Playgrounds in Parks (Acres) 

Area of the 45 Separate Playgrounds (Acres) 



1912 



Acres. 

16.68 
3.90 
9.60 

4.41 
1.07 
4.60 

60.33 
0.43 

4.24 
4.17 
3.00 
3.00 

8.31 
1.27 
0.74 
4.29 
0.40 
2.00 
0.86 
4.00 

11.65 
2.80 
0.40 

14.51 

14.00 
0.85 
0.41 
8.70 
0.26 
6.20 
0.28 
1.57 
3.10 

10.00 

474.24 
155.00 

319.24 



* Playgrounds located in parks, and included in areas of parks. 

f Named for soldier killed in World War. 

a Acquired by gift. X Children's playground. 



PARK DEPARTMENT. 67 

The first separate playground acquired by the City was the Charlestown 
Playground, purchased in 1891 for $172,923. With that included, 58 play- 
grounds (45 separate and 13 located in parks) have been established, most 
of them equipped with first-class shelter and sanitary buildings containing 
lockers, also drinking fountains, shower baths, etc. 

The total outlay for land and construction of the playgrounds (not 
including those in parks) is $4,679,569. 

Public Grounds, Squares, Etc., with Locations and Areas. 

city PROPER. 

Square Feet. 

Berwick Park, between Columbus ave. and N. Y., N. H. & H. R.R. 3,800 
Blackstone Square, Washington St., between West Brookline and 

West Newton sts 105,100 

City Hall Grounds, School st 7,700 

Columbus Square, Columbus and Warren aves 2,250 

Concord Square, between Tremont st. and Columbus ave. . . 5,000 
Copley Square, between Huntington ave., Boylston and Dart- 
mouth sts 28,399 

Fort Hill Square, Oliver and High sts 29,480 

Franklin Square, Washington st., between East Brookline and 

East Newton sts 105,205 

Massachusetts Ave. Malls, four sections, between Albany st. and 

Columbus ave 106,500 

Park Square, Columbus ave., Eliot st. and Broadway . . . 2,867 

Rutland Square, between Tremont st. and Columbus ave. . . 7,400 

St. Stephen Square, corner St. Stephen and Batavia sts. . . 100 

Union Park, between Tremont st. and Shawmut ave. . . . 16,000 

Waltham Square, Harrison ave., opposite Union Park st. . . 3,000 

Worcester Square, between Washington st. and Harrison ave. . 16,000 

ROXBURT. 

Alvah Kittredge Park, Highland st. and Highland ave. . . 5,600 

* Francis G. Hanlon Square, junction of Huntington ave., Tre- 

mont and Francis sts . . . 1,662 

Bromley Park, Albert to Bickford sts. . . . . . . 20,975 

Cedar Square, Cedar st., between Juniper and Thornton sts. . 26,163 

City Storage Grounds, Mass. ave. adjoining N. Y., N. H. & H. R. R. 14,655 

Elm Hill Ave., between Seaver and Schuyler sts. (Tree Area) . 2,650 

Elm Hill Park, off 550 Warren st 6,920 

General Heath Square, Old Heath, New Heath and Parker sts. 2,419 

* Herbert J. Wolf Square, Crawford, Abbotsford and Harold sts. 966 

Highland Park, Fort ave. and Beech Glen st 158,421 

Horatio Harris Park, Walnut ave., from Munroe to Townsend st. 116,000 

* Named for soldier killed in World War. 



68 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Square Feet. 

Linwood Park, Centre and Linwood sts 3,625 

Longwood Park, Park and Austin sts 21,000 

Madison Park, Sterling, Marble, Warwick and Westminster sts., 122,191 

Orchard Park, Chadwick, Orchard Park and Yeoman st. . . 104,492 

Public Ground, corner Blue Hill ave. and Seaver st. 2,500 

Warren Square, Warren, St. James and Regent sts. . . . 1,380 

Walnut Park, between Washington st. and Walnut ave. . . 5,736 

Washington Park, Dale and Bainbridge sts 396,125 

BRIGHTON. 

Brighton Square, Chestnut Hill ave. and Academy Hill rd. . 25,035 

Fern Square, between Franklin and Fern sts. . . . . . 1,900 

Jackson Square, Chestnut Hill ave., Union and Winship sts. . 4,300 

Oak Square, Washington and Faneuil sts 9,796 

Public Ground, Cambridge, Lincoln and Mansfield sts. . . 32,346 

* Edward M. Cunningham Park, Cambridge, Murdock and Spar- 

hawk sts 7,449 

CHARLESTOWN. 

City Square, head of Bow and Main sts 8,739 

Essex Square, Essex and Lyndeboro' sts 930 

Hayes Square, Bunker Hill and Vine sts. 4,484 

Sullivan Square, Main, Cambridge, Sever and Gardner sts. . 56,428 

Winthrop Square, Winthrop, Common and Adams sts. . . 38,450 

DORCHESTER. 

* Andrew Henry Square, Adams and Granite sts 2,068 

Algonquin Square, Algonquin and Bradlee sts 1,728 

Centervale Park, Upland ave. and Bourneside st 9,740 

City Nursery Grounds ana Greenhouses, Massachusetts ave. and 

East Cottage st 102,531 

* John F. Donovan Park, Meeting House Hill .... 56,200 

Drohan Square, Edison green 10,241 

Eaton Square, Adams and Bowdoin sts 13,280 

* Francis G. Kane Square, Bowdoin, Winter and Hancock sts. . 1,600 
Mt. Bowdoin Green, summit of Mt. Bowdoin .... 25,170 
Peabody Square, Ashmont st. and Dorchester ave. . . . 1,963 

* Fred C. W. Olson Square, junction of Adams and Codman sts. 700 
Public Ground, Florida st., King to Ashmont (7 sections) . 24,193 

* Gordon E. Denton Square, Magnolia st 3,605 

Public Ground, between Victory Road and Park st. 450,846 

Richardson Square, between Pond and Cottage sts. . . . 47,835 

Spaulding Square, junction of Freeport st. and Neponset ave. . 6,263 

Tremlett Square, Tremlett st., between Hooper and Waldeck sts. 7,107 

Wellesley Park, Wellesley Park st 28,971 

* Named for soldier killed in World War. 



PARK DEPARTMENT. 69 



EAST BOSTON. 

Belmont Square, Webster, Sumner, Lamson and Seaver sts. 
Central Square, Meridian and Border sts. 
Maverick Square, Sumner and Maverick sts. . 
Prescott Square, Trenton, Eagle and Prescott sts. 
Putnam Square, Putnam, White and Trenton sts. 



Square Feet. 

30,000 

40,310 

4,396 

12,284 
11,628 



HYDE PARK. 

Camp Meigs, Readville 124,500 

* Horace Campbell Woodworth Square, Beacon st. and Metro- 

politan ave 220 

* Lieut. Parker B. Jones Square, Milton ave. and Highland st. . 220 

Williams Square, Williams ave. and Prospect st 700 

Greenwood Square, junction of Greenwood st. and Central ave. 220 

Webster Square, junction of Webster st. and Central ave. . . 220 

Wolcott Square, Hyde Park ave., Milton and Prescott sts. . . 220 

SOUTH BOSTON. 

Independence Square, Broadway, Second, M and N sts. . . 279,218 

Lincoln Square, Emerson, Fourth and M sts 9,510 

Public Ground, East Ninth st 6,671 

Thomas Park, Telegraph Hill 190,000 

WEST ROXBURY. 

* Gustav Emmet Square, S. Conway, S. Fairview and Robert sts. 750 

* Cornelius J. Mahoney Square, Centre and Perkins sts. . . 3,200 

Oakview Terrace, off Centre st. 5,287 

Soldiers' Monument Lot, South and Centre sts., Jamaica Plain . 5,870 

Total area of Public Grounds, etc., 3,171,186 square feet, or 72.80 acres. 

RECAPITULATION. 

Parks and Parkways: Acres. 

Main Park System 1,386.22 

Marine Park System 457.90 

Miscellaneous Parks 372 . 39 

Playgrounds (separate) 319.24 

Public Grounds, Squares, etc 72.80 

Grand total (Acres) 2,608.55 

Bridges Located in Parks and Parkways. 

public garden. 
Foot-bridge, over pond. 

THE FENS. 

Agabsiz, carrying Agassiz road over the Fens water. 
Boylston, over outlet of the Fens. 

* Named for soldier killed in World War. 



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MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



Chablesgate, over Boston & Albany Railroad and Ipswich street. 
Commonwealth avenue, over outlet of the Fens. 
Fens, over outlet of Muddy river. 

COMMONWEALTH avenue. 
Cottage Farm, over Boston & Albany Railroad. 

RTVERWAT. 

Audubon, over Newton circuit of Boston & Albany Railroad. 

* Bellevue, over Muddy river from Bellevue street. 

Bridle Path, carrying the ride over Muddy river, near Audubon road. 

* Brookline avenue, over Muddy river. 

* Berners street foot— bridge, over Muddy river. 

* Huntington avenue, over outlet of Leverett pond. 

* Longwood, carrying Longwood avenue over Muddy river. 

OLMSTED PARK. 

Foot-bridges at Leverett pond and over outlets of Willow pond and 
Ward's pond. 

FRANKLIN PARK. 

Ellicott arch, carrying Circuit drive over walk at EUicottdale. 

Forest Hills, carrying entrance to Franklin Park over traffic road. 

Overlook arch, over entrance to Overlook Shelter. 

Scarboro', carrying Circuit drive over Scarboro' pond. 

Scarboro' pond foot-bridge, carrying the walk over Scarboro' pond. 

COLUMBIA ROAD. 

Columbia road, over Old Colony avenue and Plymouth division of New 

York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad. 
Columbia road, over Shoreham street. 

World War Memorial Park. 
Neptune, carrying Neptune rd. over Boston, Revere B. & Lynn R. R. 
Foot-bridge, from Prescott st. over Boston, Revere B. & Lynn R. R. 

Statues Belonging to City, Located in Parks and Public Grounds. 



Name. 


Location. 


Year 
Erected. 


Artist. 


Samuel Adams 


Adams Square 

Back Bay Fens 

Public Garden 


1880 
1919 
1899 


Anne Whitney. 


Robert Burns 


Henry H. Kitson. 


Colonel Thomas Cass .... 


Richard E. Brooks. 



* The Park Dept. maintains such parts of these bridges as are within City limits. 



PARK DEPARTMENT. 71 

STATUES BELONGING TO CITY, LOCATED IN PARKS AND PUBLIC GROUNDS. — Concluded. 



Name. 


Location. 


Year 
Erected. 


Artist. 


Leif Ericsson 


Commonwealth Ave . . 

Edward Everett Sq., 
Dorchester 


1886 
1867 


Anne Whitney. 


Edward Everett 






William W. Story. 


Admiral David G. Farra- 
gut. 


Marine Park, S. Bos- 
ton. 


1893 


Henry H. Kitson. 


Benjamin Franklin 


City Hall Grounds. . . . 


1856 


Richard S. Greenough. 


William Lloyd Garrison. . 


Commonwealth Ave . . 


1886 


Olin L. Warner. 


General John Glover 


Commonwealth Ave . . 


1875 


Martin Milmore. 


Edward Everett Hale .... 


Public Garden 


1913 


Bela L. Pratt. 


Alexander Hamilton 


Commonwealth Ave . . 


1865 


William Rimmer. 


Wendell Phillips 


Public Garden 

City Hall Grounds. . . . 

Public Garden 

Warren Sq., Roxbury, 


1915 
1879 


Daniel C. French. 


Josiah Quincy 


Thomas Ball. 


Charles Sumner 


1878 
1904 


Thomas Ball. 


General Joseph Warren. . 


Paul W. Bartlett. 


George Washington * . . . . 


Public Garden 


1869 


Thomas Ball. 


John Winthrop 


First Church Grounds 


1880 


Richard S. Greenough. 







* Equestrian statue. 
Monuments and Memorials Belonging to City, Located on Public Grounds. 



Name or Designation. 


Location. 


Year 
Erected. 


Artist or Architect. 


Blackstone Memorial 
Tablet 


Boston Common 

Boston Common 

Public Garden 

Commonwealth Ave . . 


1914 

1888 
1903 

1908 { 


R. Clipston Sturgis. 

Robert Kraus. 
Herbert Adams. 

Henry H. Kitson. 
T. Alice Kitson. 


Crispus Attucks and Other 
Patriots of 1770 

William Ellery Channing, 

Patrick A. Collins Me- 
morial 



72 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

MONUMENTS AND MEMOEIALS BELONGING TO THE CITY. — Concluded. 



Name or Designation. 



Location. 



Year 
Erected. 



Artist or Architect. 



Dorchester Heights (Rev- 
olutionary) 

Ether Memorial 

Curtis Guild Memorial 
Entrance 

Abraham Lincoln and 
Emancipation 

John Boyle O'Reilly 

Francis Parkman Me- 
morial 

Colonel Robert Gould 
Shaw and 54th Mass. 
Reg. 

Soldiers' and Sailors' 
Monument 

Soldiers' Monument, 
Charlestown 

Soldiers' Monument, 
Dorchester 

Soldiers' Monument, 
Jamaica Plain 



Telegraph Hill, 

South Boston . . 

Public Garden 

Boston Common . . . . 

Park Square 

Back Bay Park 

Olmsted Park, J. P. . 

Boston Common . . . 

Boston Common. . . . 
Winthrop Square 
Meeting House Hill . 
Centre and South sts. 



1902 
1867 

1917 

1879 
1896 

1906 

1897 

1877 
1872 
1867 

1871 



Peabody & Stearns. 
John Q. A. Ward. 

Cram & Ferguson. 

Thomas Ball. 
Daniel C. French. 

Daniel C. French. 

Augustus Saint Gaudens. 
McKim, Mead & White. 

Martin Milmore. 
Martin Milmore. 
B. F. Dwight. 
W. W. Lummis. 



Fountains Belonging to City, Located on Public Grounds. 
Brewer Fountain, Boston Common; Coppenhagen Memorial Fountain, 
Edward Everett Square; Johnson Memorial Fountain and Gateway, 
entrance to Back Bay Park, Westland Avenue; "Maid of the Mist" 
and three other fountains, Public Garden; one fountain each on 
Blackstone, Franklin, Central, Independence and Sullivan Squares, 
Meeting House Hill, Thomas Park, Madison Park, Union Park and 
Massachusetts Avenue; Lyman Fountain, Eaton Square; Taft 
Memorial Fountain, Chestnut Hill Park. 

Since the City's park development began, in 1877, the total expenditure, 
to the close of 1922, for parks, parkways and playgrounds (exclusive of 
the annual maintenance appropriation) is $24,398,810, or $9,933,864 for 
the land and $14,464,946 for construction. 



PARK DEPARTMENT. 73 

The Arnold Arboretum (the "tree museum" of Harvard University), 
containing originally 122.6 acres, was added with other lands, in 1882, 
to the City's park system, under a special contract with Harvard Uni- 
versity, and in 1895 another tract of 75 acres (Peter's Hill), also belonging 
to the University, was included, the name Bussey Park being added to 
the title. All the land in these tracts not required for driveways and walks, 
a quarry reservation and traffic road is used, under the trusts created by 
the wills of Benjamin Bussey and James Arnold, for Harvard's extensive 
collection of specimens of such trees and shrubs as will live in this climate. 
The City maintains the roads and walks, also attends to policing the 
grounds. The Arboretum is open to visitors daily from 7 A. M. until 
sunset. 

The Franklin Park Zoological Garden on the northern side of the park, 
begun in 1911, now occupies about eighty acres. Up to February 1, 1923, 
the amount expended for construction, etc., was $374,809. In the summer 
of 1912, the group of bear dens, the aquatic flying cage, etc., were finished 
and put on exhibition, in 1913 the bird house with other attractions, in 
1914 the elephant house and in 1920 the lion house, were added. The 
latest improvement is the "Greeting" or main entrance and concourse 
leading from Blue Hill avenue, with massive stone gateway ornamental 
fence, etc., completing the original artistic design. 

The Marine Park Aquarium, costing $144,530, was opened to the public 
on November 28, 1912. The entire outlay for both was appropriated 
from the George F. Parkman Fund income. 

GEORGE F. PARKMAN FUND. 

By the will of the late George F. Parkman, various real estate properties 
worth between $5,000,000 and $6,000,000 were left to the City, the income 
therefrom to be expended for the maintenance and improvement of the 
Common and such parks as were in existence January 12, 1887, and no 
part of it to be used for the purchase of additional land for park purposes. 
The bequest was accepted by the City Council, March 9, 1909, since which 
date most of the realty has been sold and the proceeds invested. On 
February 1, 1923, the principal of the fund in the custody of the City 
Treasurer, amounted to $5,192,554. In the fiscal year 1922-23, the in- 
come from the fund was $213,947. 

Public Baths and Gymnasia. 

main bath houses, open all the year. 

Cabot Street. — 203 Cabot street, Roxbury. Brick building, con- 
taining 45 shower baths, a swimming pool, 75 by 25 feet, and a gymnasium. 
Opened to the public in September, 1905. Total cost of building, $108,690. 

Charlestown. — Corner Bunker Hill and Lexington streets. Brick 
building (old City building remodeled), containing 28 shower baths and 
a gymnasium. Opened to the public in March, 1913. Total cost, $49,000, 
approximately. 



74 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Dover Street. — 249 Dover street. Brick building, containing 30 
shower baths for men and 11 for women, also tub baths. No gymnasium. 
It includes a laundry where all the towels and part of the bathing suits 
used in the department are laundered. Opened to the public in October, 
1898. Total cost (including $14,154 for land), $88,267. 

North Bennet Street. — ■ North End. Brick building, containing 
65 shower baths, 400 lockers and a gymnasium. Opened to the public 
in April, 1909. Total cost (including $36,800 for land), $136,186. 

BATHS and gymnasia est other city buildings, open all the year. 

Charlesbank. — Charles street, West End, two houses (i. e., for men 
and women), 12 shower baths in each; outdoor gymnasium. 

Copley School. — Bartlett street, Charlestown, 12 showers for men, 10 
showers for women. 

East Boston Gymnasium.* — 116 Paris street, 74 shower baths. 

Municipal Building. — Corner Columbia road and Bird street, 
Dorchester, 26 shower baths and a swimming pool. 

Municipal Building. — ■ South street, near Sedgwick street, Jamaica 
Plain, 19 shower baths and a swimming pool, 75 by 24 feet. 

Municipal Building. — Broadway, South Boston, 65 shower baths, 
i. e., 40 for men's section, 23 for women's, and two extension showers for 
boys. 

Municipal Building.— Tyler street, South End, 40 shower baths. 

Municipal Building. — Vine and Dudley streets, Roxbury, 28 shower 
baths for men's section, 28 for women's and 6 in gymnasium. 

Municipal Building. — Shawmut avenue and W. Brookline street, 
South End, 115 shower baths. 

Municipal Building. — Washington street, near Ashland, Roslindale, 
18 shower baths. 

Municipal Building.— River street, Hyde Park, 25 shower baths. 

beach baths. 

Dewey. — Medford street, Charlestown, single house, for men, women 
and children. 

Freeport Street. — Dorchester, one house, for men and women. 

K Street. — South Boston, for women. 

L Street. f — South Boston, for men and boys. 

Marine Park.— Dressing closets, lockers and showers, for men and 
women. 

Noeth End Park. — Commercial street, two houses, for men and 
women. A laundry connected with these bath houses launders part of 
the bathing suits used in the department during the summer bathing 
season. 

* On the site of the new East Boston Gymnasium was located the first 
indoor municipal gymnasium in the United States, so far as known. It 
was opened to the public in 1897. 

t The L street seaside bath, opened in 1866, was the first municipal bath 
established in the United States, so far as known. 



PARK DEPARTMENT. 75 

Savin Hill. — Dorchester, single house, for men, women and children. 

Tenean. — Neponset, single house, for men, women and children. 

World War Memorial Park — East Boston, two houses, for men and 
women, and one house for boys. 

FLOATING BATHS. 

Meridian Street. — East Boston, two houses, for men and women. 
Charlesbank. — West End, two houses, for men and women. 
Warren Bridge. — Charlestown, two houses, for men and women. 
At Repair Yard, East Boston, are two houses not in use. 

Cemetery Division. 

When in November, 1920, the Cemetery Department was consolidated 
with the Park Department, the five trustees of the former were superseded 
by the Park Commissioners, who reorganized it as the Cemetery Division 
of the Park Department, thereupon taking charge of Mount Hope 
Cemetery and all the burying grounds owned by the City. Mount Hope 
Cemetery (the largest of all) was bought by the City in 1857 for $35,000 
and additional land has been purchased since. It is bounded by Walk Hill 
Harvard, Canterbury and Paine streets, Ward 24 The Board of Cemetery 
Trustees was first appointed under the ordinances of December 21, 1857 
and annual reports have been published since 1859. 

All the cemeteries formerly under control of the said Board but now in 
charge of the Park Department, are as follows, with area : 

Bennington street, East Boston, 157,500 square feet. 

Bunker Hill, Charlestown, 48,202 square feet. 

Central, Boston Common, 60,693 square feet. 

Copp's Hill, Charter and Hull streets, 89,015 square feet. 

Dorchester North, Upham's Corner, 142,587 square feet. 

Dorchester South, Dorchester avenue, 95,462 square feet. 

Eliot, Washington and Eustis streets, 34,830 square feet. 

Evergreen, Commonwealth avenue, Brighton, 604,520 square feet. 

Fairview, Hyde Park, 50 acres. 

Granary, Tremont street, opposite Bromfield street, 82,063 square feet. 

Hawes, Emerson street, near L street, 11,232 square feet. 

King's Chapel, Tremont street, near School street, 19,344 square feet. 

Market Street, Market street, Brighton, 1,872 square feet. 

Mount Hope, Walk Hill street, 117 acres and 36,536 square feet. 

Phipps street, Charlestown, 76,740 square feet. 

Rainsford Island, 43,560 square feet. 

South End, Washington and East Concord streets, 64,570 square feet. 

Walter Street, Walter street, Roslindale, 35,100 square feet. 

Warren, Kearsarge avenue, Roxbury, 54,500 square feet. 

Westerly, Centre street, West Roxbury, 39,450 square feet. 
Total area of the 20 cemeteries, 206 acres. 



76 



MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



PRINTING DEPARTMENT. 

Office and Printing Plant, 286 Congress street. 
{Rev. Ord. 1898, Chap. 31; Ord. 1911, Chap. 2; Ord. 1914, Chap. 6; Rev. 

Ord. 1914, Chap. 26; Ord. 1920, Chap. 9.] 
William J. Casey, Superintendent of Printing. Term ends in 1926. 
Salary, $5,000. 
The Superintendent of Printing has charge of all the printing and binding 
for the City departments, County courts and offices, also prints the official 
weekly publication, the City Record. He supplies them with postage 
stamps and attends to their requisitions for stationery. 

The Municipal printing plant was established in March, 1897. The 
annual appropriation for printing and binding certain City Documents 
ordered by the City Council, amounting in recent years to about $42,000 
has regularly been paid to the department, the latter contracting with 
outside parties for all binding. 



1913, 



PUBLIC BUILDINGS DEPARTMENT. 

Office, 802 City Hall Annex, eighth floor. 
[Stat. 1895, Chap. 449, § 22; Rev. Ord. 1898, Chap. 32; Stat. 
Chap. 263; Rev. Ord. 1914, Chap. 27; Ord. 1921, Chap. 1.] 
Ered J. Kneeland, Superintendent of Public Buildings. Salary, $4,500. 

Term ends in 1924. 
Frederick C. Ward, Chief Clerk. Salary, $3,200. 

The office of the Superintendent of Public Buildings was established 
"by ordinance on July 1, 1850, and annual reports have been published 
by the Superintendent since 1851. He has the supervision of the care, 
repair and furnishing of all buildings belonging to or hired by the City. 

CITY BUILDINGS IN CHARGE OF THIS DEPARTMENT. 



Building and Location. 



Ambulance Station, National st., So. 
Boston. 

Charity Building, 43 Hawkins st., with 
Temporary Home, Chardon st. 



Municipal Building, City sq., Charles- 
town. 



City Building, Norfolk and Washing- 
ton sts., Dor. 



Occupied by, etc. 



On leased land. 



Overseers of the Public Welfare; 
part occupied by Family Wel- 
fare Soc. 

Charlestown Br. Municipal 
Court and Police Sta., 15th 
Div. 

Public Library Br. and Wd. 21 
wardroom. 




PUBLIC BUILDINGS DEPARTMENT. 77 

City Buildings in Charge of this Department. — Continued. 



Building and Location. 



Occupied by, etc. 



City Building, Richmond and Washing- 
ton sts., Dor. 

City Hall, School st 



City Hall Annex, Court st . 



East Boston Court House and Police 
Station, Meridian and Paris sts. 

Faneuil Hall, Faneuil Hall square 



Faneuil Hall Market House, N. and S. 
Market sts. 



Jamaica Plain Library, South and Sedg- 
wick sts. 

Municipal Building, Jamaica Plain, 
South st. 

Municipal Building, Dorchester, Colum- 
bia rd. 

Municipal Building, River st., Hyde 
Park. 

Municipal Building, Roslindale, Wash- 
ington st., near Ashland. 



Municipal Building, So. Boston, E. 
Broadway. 

Municipal Building, Ward 5, Oak and 
Tyler sts. 

Municipal Building, Ward 6, Shawmut 
ave. and W. Brookline st. 

Municipal Building, Ward 12, Vine and 
Dudley sts. 

Old Chemical Engine House, Eustis st., 
Roxbury. 

Old Ladder House No. 5, Fourth st., 
So. Boston. 



Public Library Branch. 



Mayor's office, City Council 
chamber and 9 City depart- 
ments or divisions of same. 

16 City Departments, etc. 

Dist. Court and Police Sta., 7th 
Div. 

Market stalls, etc., under hall. 

Quincy Hall and Produce Exch., 
2nd floor, also Traffic Div., 
etc., of Police Dept. 

Public library Branch. 



Curtis Hall, baths and gym- 
nasium. 

Pub. Library Br., wardroom,, 
baths and gymnasium. 

Auditorium, wardroom, gym- 
nasium and baths. 

Auditorium, Pub. Library Br.,. 
wardroom, gymnasium and 
baths. 

Municipal Court, Pub. Library 
Br., auditorium and baths. 

Pub. Library Br., baths, gym- 
nasium and wardroom. 

Auditorium, Pub. Library Br., 
gymnasium and baths. 

Pub. Library Br., baths, g3 r m- 
nasium and wardroom. 

Leased. 



Upper part, Post 32, G. A. R. 



78 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

City Buildings in Charge of this Department. — Concluded. 



Building and Location. 



Occupied by, etc. 



Old Police Sta. 6, West Broadway, So. 
Boston. 

Old Police Sta. 7, Meridian street, E. 
Boston. 

Old Prov. State House, Washington and 
State sts. 

Old Winthrop Schoolhouse, Bunker Hill 
st., Charlestown 

Wayfarers' Lodge, 30 Hawkins st 



Unoccupied. 

Leased to L. S. W. V. 

Leased to Bostonian Soc. 



Reconstructed, with gymnasium 
baths and wardroom, Wd 4. 

Overseers of Public Welfare. 



County Buildings. 



Building and Location. 



Occupied by, etc. 



Court House, Pemberton sq 

Jail, Charles st. (three buildings). 

Mortuary, Northern Dist., 18 N. Grove 

st. 

Municipal Court, Brighton, Washing- 
ton st. 

Roxbury Court House, Roxbury st 



Municipal Court, Dor., Adams and 
Arcadia sts. 

Municipal Court, W. Rox., Seaverns 
ave., J. P. 

Municipal Court, W. Rox., Morton st., 
Forest Hills. 



County offices and court rooms. 



Municipal Court, South 'n Dist. 

Part occupied by Police Sta. 
11th Div. 

Part occupied by Police Sta., 
13th Div. 

Municipal Court, W. Rox. and 
Hyde Park. 



WARDROOMS IN CITY BUILDINGS, ETC. 



District. 


Wd. 


Building. 


Location. 


East Boston 


2 
4 


Charlestown Gymnasium 
Building. 


Maverick st. 

Bunker Hill and Lex- 
ington sts. 



PUBLIC BUILDINGS DEPARTMENT. 

Wardrooms in City Buildings, Etc. — Concluded. 



79 



District. 


Wd. 


Building. 


Location. 


Boston Proper. . . 


5 


New Municipal Building. 


Oak and Tyler sts. 




6 


Old Franklin Schoolhouse. 


1151 Washington st. 


South Boston. . . . 


9 


Maynard Hall * 


245 D st. 




10 


Municipal Building 


Broadway. 


Roxbury 


12 


New Municipal Building. . 


Vine and Dudley sts . 




13 


Old pumping station 


Elmwood st. 


Dorchester 


17 


Municipal Building 


Columbia road and 
Bird st. 




18 


Wardroom Building 


Meeting House Hill. 




21 


City Building 


Washington and Nor- 
folk sts. 






Jamaica Plain. . . . 


22 
23 


Minton Hall** 


Forest Hills sq. 

Washington and Ash- 
land sts. 




Municipal Building 


Hvde Park 


24 


Municipal Building 


River st., and Cen- 
tral ave. 


Brighton 


26 


Old Town Hall 


Washington st. 









* Hired for $300 per year. 



** Hired for 



per year. 



The two buildings used as armories are Engine House No. 4, Bulfinch 
st., belonging to the City, and No. 130 Columbus ave., the latter occupied 
by four companies of Cadets, annual rent paid, $4,800. At 73 Tremont 
st., 13 rooms (viz., Nos. 730 to 742) are hired for the Law Department 
at annual rent of $9,350 and at 274 Boylston st., three rooms for Medical 
Examiner of Northern District at $900 per year. 



In charge of this department also are the following City scales: Noith 
scales, Haymarket sq.; South scales, City stables yard, Albany st.; Rox- 
bury scales, Eustis and Mall sts.; Jamaica Plain scales, Centie st. and 
Starr lane. 

The Department has charge of the "Grounds for Target Practice," 
viz., 53 acres in Woburn and 57 acres adjoining in Wilmington, Mass., 
purchased in 1902 for $25,000, as directed by a loan order of the City 
Council passed in 1901, for the use of militia companies belonging in 
Boston. These grounds are not in use. 



80 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT. 
General offices, 504-506 City Hall Annex, fifth floor. 
[Ord. 1910, Chap. 9; Stat. 1910, Chaps. 553 and 571; Stat. 1911, Chap. 
312; Ord. 1911, Chaps. 1 and 10; Stat. 1912, Chap. 348; Rev. Ord. 
1914, Chap. 28; Stat. 1914, Chap. 324; Ord. 1916, Chap. 3; Ord. 1917, 
■Chap. 2; Ord. 1921, Chap. 3.] 

Joseph A. Rourke, Commissioner. Salarj' $9,000. Term ends in 1926. 
Bernard C. Kellet, Secretary and Chief Clerk. Salary, $4,000. 

The Department of Public Works was established in 1911, consisting of 
the Street, Water and Engineering Departments combined under a single 
executive head (viz., the Commissioner of Public Works), the latter author- 
ized to create the necessary divisions of the department according to his 
judgment. The following three divisions were created by the Commis- 
sioner, viz., Bridge and Ferry Division, Highway Division and Sewer and 
Water Division, each in charge of a Division Engineer. 

The Commissioner of Public Works, who must be a civil engineer of 
recognized standing in his profession, has control over the construction 
of all streets and sewers; the care and management of all bridges used as 
highways; of the ferries owned and operated by the City, and of the street 
lamps maintained by the City; the cleaning, repairing and sprinkling of 
streets and the removal of house offal and refuse; the maintenance and 
operation of all fixtures and appliances held by the City for purposes of 
water supply; and over the granting of permits to open, occupy, obstruct 
and use portions of streets. 

By authority of Chapter 571, Acts of 1910, the Commissioner of Public 
Works charges for permits issued, as per the following revised schedule in 
effect from April 1, 1920: 

1. Openings in streets or sidewalks, 50 cents each. Limited to 100 linear feet on one 
permit. 

2. Emergency permits, Class A (for the above purpose), 50 cents each. 

3. Advertising by man wearing hat and coat lettered (annual permit), $5 (or $1 per 
month) . 

4. Cleaning snow from roofs (occupation of sidewalk and street while so doing), annual 
permit, $1 each. 

5. Driving cattle through the streets (annual permit to driver), $5. 

6. Erecting and repairing awnings (annual permit), $1 each. 

7. Moving buildings in streets, $5 per day; minimum charge, $10. 

8. Erecting, altering or repairing buildings (occupation of street or sidewalk), 5 cents 
persquarefootpermonthinthe City Proper, bounded onthesouth by and including Berke- 
ley and Dover streets; 3 cents per square foot per month in that part of the City south 
of limits above stated to and including Massachusetts ave.; and 2 cents per square foot 
per month in all other localities. 

9. Painting or minor repairs, SI each. 

10. Feeding horses on streets (annual permit), $1 each. 

11. Placing and removing signs flat on buildings, $1 each. 

12. Projecting signs or lamps from buildings, $1 each. 

13. Raising or lowering safes, machinery, etc., $1 each. 

14. Emergency permits, Class B, $1 each. 

15. Special permits for periods and rates other than those in the preceding classes 
according to the discretion of the Commissioner. 



PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT. 81 

BRIDGE AND FERRY DIVISION. 
Office, 602 City Hall Annex, sixth floor. 
John E. Carty, Division Engineer. Salary, $5,000. 
L. B. Reillt, Engineer of Construction. Salary, $3,200. 
R. D. Gardner, Designing Engineer. Salary, $3,000. 
Thomas H. Sexton, Supervisor of Bridges. Salary, $3,000. 
John F. Sullivan, General Foreman of Ferries. Salary, $2,800. 

The Division Engineer has charge of the design, construction and main- 
tenance of the highway bridges within the limits of the City, the care and 
management of the municipal ferries, the abolishment of grade crossings, 
also the special engineering work for other City departments. All draw- 
tenders are appointed by and subject to the control of the Commissioner 
of Public Works. 

SUMMARY OF HIGHWAY BRIDGES, ETC. 

I. Number maintained wholly by Boston 63 

II. Number of which Boston maintains the part within its limits . 7 

III. Number of those whose cost of maintenance is partly paid 

by Boston 41 

IV. Number maintained by railroad corporations : 

1. Boston & Albany 5 

2. Boston & Maine and Boston & Albany .... 1 

3. Boston & Maine, Eastern Division 1 

4. Boston, Revere Beach & Lynn 1 

5. New York, N. H. & H., Midland Div 13 

6. New York, N. H. & H., Old Colony Div. ... 4 

7. New York, N. H. & H., Providence Div. ... 16 
V. Number maintained by Metropolitan District Commission, 4 

VI. Number maintained by U. S. Government .... 1 

Total number 157 

Municipal Ferries, 
q f Boston Proper. — Head-house, end of Eastern ave. 

( East Boston. — ■ Head-house, end of Lewis st. 

f Boston Proper. — Head-house, end of Battery st. 
North j East Boston.— Head-house, end of Border st. 

The following steam ferryboats are in commission: 

Name. When Built. Type. 

Hugh O'Brien 1883 Side-wheel. 

Governor Russell 1898 Propeller. 

General Sumner 1900 " 

John H. Sullivan 1912 

Lieut. Flaherty 1921 " 

Ralph J. Palumbo 1921 " 

Noddle Island 1921 " 

Note. — For bridges in parks see Park Department. 



Length. 


Gross 
Tonnage. 


175 ft. 3 in. 


645 


164 " 3 " 


• 713 


164 " 3 " 


703 


172 " 3 " 


826 


174 " 


727 


174 " 


727 


174 " 6 in. 


564 



82 



MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



HIGHWAY DIVISION. 
Main Office, 501 City Hall Annex, fifth floor. 
James H. Sullivan, Division Engineer. Salary, $5,000. 
Joshua Atwood, Chief Engineer, Paving Service. Salary, $3,300. 
Benjamin F. Bates, Assistant Engineer, Paving Service. Salary, $2,900. 

The Division Engineer has charge of the construction and maintenance 
of all public streets, the issuing of permits to open, occupy and obstruct 
portions of streets, the care and upkeep of the electric and gas lamps in the 
public streets, alleys, parks and public grounds, and the placing of glass 
street signs and numbers therein, the numbering of buildings and the 
placing of all street signs. 

MILES OF ACCEPTED STREETS, FEBRUARY 1, 1923, BY DISTRICTS. 



District. 


Sheet 
Asphalt. 


Asphalt 
Concrete. 


Granite 
Block. 


Macadam. 


All 
Other. 


Totals. 


City Proper 

Charlestown 

E. Boston 

S. Boston 

Roxbury 


20.45 
0.41 
2.17 
2.51 
7.90 
5.32 
4.82 
5.11 


8.90 
0.03 
0.89 
2.06 
6.00 
8.56 
9.49 
5.31 
1.44 


39.03 

12.00 
6.51 
17.67 
15.42 
3.75 
9.87 
0.82 
0.07 


18.24 
10.63 
22.00 
20.45 
56.25 
78.56 
100.78 
32.61 
18.95 


10.05 
0.38 
0.78 
3.39 
5.45 
4.38 
8.90 
5.13 

14.68 


96.67 
23.45 
32.35 

46.08 
91.02 


W. Roxbury 

Dorchester 

Brighton 


100.57 
133.86 

48.98 


Hyde Park 


35.14 








Total Miles. . 


48.69 


42.68 


105.14 


358.47 


53.14 


608.12 


Per Cent 


8.01 


7.02 


17.29 


58.95 


8.73 


100.00 


Changes in last 
5 Years. 


+ 14.68 


+28.04 


+2.03 


—31.57 


—6.18 


+7.00 



Note. — Total area of the 608. 12 miles of accepted streets, 11,501,098 
square yards, or 2,376.26 acres, which area is 8.48 per cent of City's entire 
land area. In addition to the above total, there are accepted footways 
with total length of 1.31 miles. The total of accepted public streets and 
alleys is 2,463. Besides these, there are about 3,140 private streets and 
alleys. 



PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT. 

STREET LAMPS IN USE JANUARY 1, 1923. 



83 



Electric. 



Gas. 



Total. 



Magnetite arc . 



f 40 c. p. 
| 60 c. p. . 

Tungsten incandescent <{ 200 c' d 

| 250 c. p. 
1500 c. p.. 



5,517 

3,3491 
1,329 
21 



25 [ 

8| 

11 J 



Single mantle 

Open-flame (fire alarm). 



9,7301 

\ 
143 J 



5,517 



4,743 



9,873 



Totals . 



10,260 



9,873 20,133 



HIGH PRESSURE FIRE SERVICE. 

By the provisions of Chapter 312, Acts of 1911, the Commissioner of 
Public Works was authorized to install an efficient system of high pressure 
fire service for the business center of the City. The work completed, 
including the old salt-water fireboat line installed in 1898, comprises 
11.63 miles of pipe with 308 hydrants. Total mileage of system to be 
18.89. Two pumping stations are now in use and another is planned. 

SEWER AND SANITARY DIVISION. 
Main Office, 510 City Hall Annex. 
Edward F. Murphy, Division Engineer. Salary, $5,000. 
Thomas F. Bowes, Engineer in charge of Sewer Service. Salary, $3,500. 
Edgar S. Dorr, Engineer of Special Work, Sewer Service. Salary, $2,900. 
Joseph J. Norton, Supervisor of Sanitary, Street Cleaning and Oiling 
Service. Salary, $3,500. 

The Commissioner of Public Works in 1918 merged the Sewer Service, 
Sanitary Service and Street Cleaning and Oiling Service, designating these 
three former branches of the Highway Division as the Sewer and Sanitary 
Division. 

The Division Engineer has charge of all sewer work; of the cleaning 
and oiling of streets, also the removal of house offal and refuse in the 
various districts of the City. 

The total length of common and intercepting sewers on February 1, 1923, 
was 994.66 miles, 11.69 miles having been added in 1922. Total number of 
catch-basins in charge of Sewer Service, 16,421. Gross debt outstanding 
for all sewer construction up to said date, $22,831,360. 

Assessments upon the estates benefited by new sewers are not levied by 
the Public Works Department but by the Board of Street Commissioners 
(see Street Laying-Out Department), who also award damages to real estate 



84 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

owners having approved claims for such. The assessment upon an estate 
for a new sewer is limited to $4.00 per linear foot and it is a lien upon the 
property until paid, the law allowing payment in annual instalments of 10 
per cent of total assessment with interest. 

In 1889 as provided by Chap. 439 of the Acts, the Metropolitan Sewer- 
age Commission of three members undertook the construction of the 
North Metropolitan and South Metropolitan systems of trunk and inter- 
cepting sewers, the former to discharge into the sea at Deer Island and the 
latter at Moon Island. The City of Boston had already constructed, at 
a cost of $4,250,000, pumping works and a trunk sewer from Huntington 
avenue and Gainsborough street to Moon Island. The South system was 
completed and put into operation in 1892, the State paying the City for 
pumping and discharging the sewage received from the territory west of 
Huntington avenue. The North Metropolitan system, with four pump- 
ing plants and 41 miles of sewers, went into operation in 1896, costing 
$5,116,696. A third system, the Neponset Valley, with a total length 
of 11.3 miles, was completed in 1898. In 1906 the High-level sewer was 
completed and into its 17 miles of tunnel, extending from Roxbury to 
Quincy, thence to outlets off Nut Island, nearly all the sewage of the South 
District was diverted. On January 1, 1922, there were 66.8 miles of 
Metropolitan sewer in the North District, of which 10.4 miles were in 
Boston, and 51.3 miles in the South District, 24.0 miles being in Boston. 
Tributary to the two Metropolitan systems there were 1,503.21 miles of 
local sewers in the 28 cities and towns belonging. 

REMOVAL OP STORE REFUSE. 

The removal of refuse from shops, stores and warehouses, involving 
much extra labor, is attended to by the Sanitary Service and charged for 
at 11 cents a barrel or bundle (not larger than a flour barrel). No removals 
are made except on delivery of tickets obtainable at 504 City Hall Annex, 
or at the office of the Superintendent of Markets, Faneuil Hall Market. 

WATER DIVISION. 
Main Office, 606 City Hall Annex. 
Christopher J. Carven, Division Engineer. Salary, $5,000. 
James A. McMurrt, Engineer in Charge, Income and Meter Branch. 

Salary, $3,500. 
George H. Finneran, Superintendent, Distribution Branch. Salary* 
$3,100. 

In April, 1918, that branch of the Highway Division called the Water 
Service became the Water Division. 

Under the control of the Division Engineer are the care and mainte- 
nance of all pipes and other fixtures and appliances for the purposes of the 
City's water supply, also the assessing of water rates and issuing of the 
bills therefor. 



REGISTRY DEPARTMENT. 85 

The total length of supply and distributing water mains on February 1, 
1923, was 885.71 miles; number of services actually in use, 101,731 (on 
January 31), of which about 75 per cent were metered; number of public 
fire hydrants, 9,886; number of public drinking fountains, 150, of which 117 
are fitted with hygienic bubble fixtures and 33 are for animals only. 

The first water document published by the City of Boston appeared 
in 1825. In addition to the annual reports on the Cochituate supply, 
from 1850, and of the Mystic supply, from 1866, there are numerous special 
reports. By chapter 449, Acts of 1895, the Boston Water Board, the 
Water Income Department and the Water Registrar were abolished and 
the Water Department created, a single commissioner being entrusted 
with all the powers previously exercised by the Boston Water Board and 
the Boston Water Registrar. 

A State commission, the Metropolitan Water Board, took possession, 
in 1898, of all that part of the Boston water systern lying westward of 
Chestnut Hill Reservoir, also the pumping station there, with adjacent 
lands. The sum paid to the City was $12,531,000. Payments to the 
State by the City for its supply of water have been regularly made since 
189S. Total quantity of water in the ten storage reservoirs of the Metro- 
politan system on January 1, 1922, 70,018,800,000 gallons, of which 80 
per cent was in the Wachusett Reservoir in Clinton, 32 miles west of Boston, 
an artificial lake 4,135 acres in surface area and added to the system in 
1905. There are also twelve distribution reservoirs with capacity of 
2,399,230,000 gallons, five pumping-stations being connected with these, 
in which stations 29,428,510,000 gallons of water were pumped during 
the year 1921. In the existing Metropohtan Water District are nine 
cities, besides Boston, and nine towns. Boston takes about 75 per cent of 
the entire water supply of the District. 

The daily average amount of water used in Boston in 1922 was 85,871,000 
gallons, or 103 gallons per capita. This was 262,000 gallons more daily 
than in 1921. 



REGISTRY DEPARTMENT. 

Office, 103 City Hall Annex, first floor. 

[Stat. 1892, Chap. 314; Rev. Ord. 1898, Chap. 34; C. C, Title IV., 

Chap. 28; Rev. Ord. 1914, Chap. 29.] 

Edward W. McGlenen, City Registrar. Term ends in 1922. Salary, 

$4,000. 
Jeremiah J. Leart, Assistant Registrar. Salary, $2,200. 
Margaret M. Foley, Assistant Registrar. Salary, $1,700. 

The City Registrar keeps the records of births, deaths and marriages, 
and issues certificates of all intentions of marriage. Annual reports have 
been published since 1849, except in 1860 and 1861. 

By Ordinance, approved July 12, 1892, the Department of Ancient 
Records and the office of Record Commissioners (established July 6, 



86 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

1875) were abolished, and the duties of the Record Commissioners, includ- 
ing the publication of documents relating to the early history of Boston, 
were transferred to the City Registrar. 



SCHOOLHOUSE DEPARTMENT. 
Office, 1007 City Hall Annex, tenth floor. 
[Stat. 1901, Chap. 473; Stat. 1904, Chap. 376; C. C, Title V., Chap. 33, 
§ 14; Stat. 1905, Chap. 392; Stat. 1906, Chap. 259; Stat. 1907, 
Chap. 450; Stat. 1908, Chap. 524; Stat. 1909, Chap. 446; Stat. 1911, 
Chap. 540; Stat. 1913, Chaps. 337, 363; Stat. 1914, Chaps. 331, 738; 
Spec. Stat. 1916, Chap. 267; Spec. Stat. 1918, Chap. 132; Spec. Stat. 
1919, Chaps. 199, 206; Stat. 1920, Chap. 524; Stat. 1921, Chap. 169.] 

OFFICIALS. 

Thomas P. Glynn, Chairman. 

Clarence H. Blackall, Secretary. 

J. George Herlihy, Chief Clerk. Salary, $3,500. 

COMMISSIONERS. 

Clarence H. Blackall. Term ends in 1926. Salary, $3,500. 
Thomas P. Glynn. Term ends in 1925. Salary, $4,000. 
James J. Mahar. Term ends in 1924. Salary, $3,500. 

This department is in charge of a board of three commissioners, ap- 
pointed by the Mayor. One commissioner is appointed in each year for a 
term of three years, beginning with June 1, The salaries of the commis- 
sioners and the ordinary expenses of the department are met by appro- 
priations of the School Committee. 

The authority and duties of the Board are those formerly conferred and 
imposed upon the City Council and the School Committee in relation to 
selecting lands for school purposes, providing temporary school accommo- 
dations, making, altering and approving designs and plans for school pur- 
poses; erecting, completing, altering, repairing, furnishing, and preparing 
yards for school buildings, and making contracts and selecting architects. 

Annual reports to the Mayor have been made since 1901, an interesting 
feature of which is the "Descriptive Schedule of Permanent School Build- 
ings," a large tabular insert showing, under 14 headings, building statistics 
of 270 or more schoolhouses. 



SINKING FUNDS DEPARTMENT. 
Office, 20 City Hall. 
[R. L., Chap. 27, § 14; Rev. Ord. 1898, Chap. 35; C. C, Title IV., 
Chap. 9, § 5; Stat. 1909, Chap. 486, § 26; Stat. 1910, Chap. 437; 
Stat. 1911, Chap. 165; Rev. Ord. 1914, Chap. 31; Stat. 1914, Chap. 
324; Spec. Stat. 1915, Chap. 184; Ord. 1916, Chap. 7.] 



STATISTICS DEPARTMENT. 87 

Officials. 
William H. Slocum, Chairman. 

Rupert S. Carven, Secretary. Salary, $700 per annum. 
John J. Curley, Treasurer. Salary, $200 per annum. 

commissioners.* 

Edmund L. Dolan, Samuel Kalesky. Terms end in 1926. 
Matthew Cummings, Frederick J. Crosby. Terms end in 1925. 
William H. Slocum, Randolph C. Grew. Terms end in 1924. 

The Board of Commissioners of Sinking Funds for the payment or 
redemption of the City debt consists of six members, two of whom are 
appointed annually by the Mayor for a term of three years from May 1. 
The Board has published annual reports since 1871. The amended City 
Charter, Section 26, prohibits the further establishing of sinking funds, 
but an exception was afterwards made by the Legislature regarding loans 
for Rapid Transit purposes. It also prohibits the depositing of City or 
County money in any bank of which any member of the Board of Sinking 
Funds Commissioners is an officer, director or agent. 



SOLDIERS' RELIEF DEPARTMENT. 
Office, 65 City Hall, fifth floor. 
[Gen. Laws, Chap. 115; Rev. Ord. 1898, Chap. 36; C.?C, Title IV., Chap. 29; 
Stat. 1904, Chap. 381; Stat. 1909, Chap. 468; Stat. 1914, Chap. 587; 
Gen. Stat. 1916, Chap. 116; Gen. Stat. 1917, Chap. 179; Gen. Stat. 
1918, Chaps. 108, 183; Ord. 1920, Chap. 8; Ord. 1922, Chap. 8.] 

John H. Dunn, Soldiers' Relief Commissioner. Term ends in 1925. 

Salary, $6,000. 
Frederick W. Watkeys, M. D., Acting Commissioner (in absence of 

Commissioner). Salary, $2,700. 

The Soldiers' Relief Department was created as a department of the 
City of Boston by Chapter 441 of the Acts of 1897, and is under the charge 
of a commissioner appointed by the Mayor. He exercises all powers and 
duties for the distribution of State and City aid to soldiers in the City of 
Boston, such as were formerly vested in the Mayor and Board of Alder- 
men. In 1922 the number of relief cases was 7,693 (698 more than in 1921) 
of which 75 per cent was due to World War soldiers' unemployment. The 
total expenditure for their aid was $715,279, none of which is shared by 
the State. 



STATISTICS DEPARTMENT. 
Office, 73 City Hall, seventh floor.' 
[Rev. Ord. 1898, Chap. 37; Rev. Ord. 1914, Chap. 33; Ord. 1922, Chap.' 6. 
* The Commissioners serve without compensation. 



88 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

OFFICIALS. 

John Koren, Chairman. 

William T. Seeger, Acting Secretary. Salary, $3,300. 

TRUSTEES.* 

John Koren. Term ends in 1928. 
Francis Peabody. Term ends in 1927. 
James P. Balfe. Term ends in 1926. 
Frederic W. Rugg. Term ends in 1925. 
Robert Dtsart. Term ends in 1924. 

This department is in charge of a board of five members, whose duty 
it is to collect, compile and publish such statistics relating to the City 
of Boston and such statistics of other cities, for purposes of comparison, 
as they may deem of public importance, also to furnish statistical informa- 
tion to the City departments and to the public on request. Up to 1914, the 
department published two series of Special Publications, one on Extraor- 
dinary Receipts and Expenditures, the other on Ordinary, also a Bulletin 
of municipal statistics, issued quarterly, with tables arranged by months, 
containing 40 to 48 quarto pages. The Municipal Register is compiled 
and edited annually by the department and the annual document of the 
City Council, "Organization of the City Government of Boston," for 1922 
contains 80 pages of the latest statistics contributed by the department, 
mostly relating to Boston but including other information of general 
interest. 

STREET LAYING-OUT DEPARTMENT. 

Main Office, 401 City Hall Annex, fourth floor. 
[Gen. Laws, Chaps. 82, 83; Stat. 1870, Chap. 337; Stat. 1895, Chap. 
449, § 23; Stat. 1897, Chap. 426; Rev. Ord. 1898, Chap. 39; Stat. 
1899, Chap. 450; Stat. 1906, Chaps. 258, 393; Stat. 1907, Chaps. 
403, 584; Stat. 1908, Chaps. 447, 519; C. C. Chap. 51; Stat. 1909, 
Chaps. 209, 486, §§ 28, 31; Stat. 1911, Chaps. 169, 415, 453, 591; 
Stat. 1912, Chaps. 338, 339, 371, 558, 661; Stat. 1913, Chaps. 263, 
432, 536, 554, 577, 680, 799; Stat. 1914, Chaps. 119, 128, 569, 641; 
Rev. Ord. 1914, Chap. 34; Gen. Stat. 1915, Chap. 176 and Spec. 
Stat., Chap. 91; Spec. Stat. 1917, Chaps. 318, 329; Spec. Stat. 1918, 
Chap. 155; Spec. Stat. 1919, Chap. 224; Stat. 1920, Chaps. 74, 312, 
465; Stat. 1921, Chaps. 191, 407; Stat. 1922, Chap. 316.] 

officials. 
John H. L. Notes, Chairman. 
Joseph F. Sullivan, Secretary. Salary, $3,300. 

BOARD OF STREET COMMISSIONERS. 

Charles T. Harding. Term ends in 1926. Salary, $4,000. 
John J. O'Callaghan. Term ends in 1925. Salary, $4,000. 
John H. L. Notes. Term ends in 1924. Salary, $4,500. 

* The Trustees serve without compensation. 



STREET LAYING-OUT DEPARTMENT. 89 

ENGINEERING DIVISION. 

Frank O. Whitney, Chief Engineer. Salary, $3,500. 

Irwin C. Cromack, Assistant Chief Engineer. Salary, $2,900. 

Permit Division. 

Office, 44 City Hall. 

Thomas J. Hurley, Chief of Division. Salary, $2,500. 

A member of the Board of Street Commissioners is appointed each 
year by the Mayor to serve for three years from the first Monday in 
January. The Board has power to lay out, relocate, alter or discontinue 
highways in the City, to order specific repairs, also, with the approval of 
the Mayor, the construction of sewers and to take for the City any lands, 
water courses and ways deemed necessary for such construction. It 
levies the betterment assessments on estates benefited by the construction 
of new sewers and new or improved highways, also awards damages for 
takings of land, and grants to landowners permission to open private 
streets. In 1895 the duties of the Board of Survey were transferred to the 
Street Commissioners ; in 1907 they were charged with the licensing of 
street stands for the sale of merchandise, in 1908 with the regulation of 
street traffic, and in 1913 with the authority to grant or withhold permits 
for the erection of automobile garages. The fees for these permits are : 
For erecting a public garage, $100 ; for a business garage for trucks, $100 ; 
repair shop, isolated, $5.00 ; unit group, $1.00 each unit ; private garage 
for one or two cars, $1.00, and if in excess of two cars, $1.00 more for 
each such excess. There is no annual garage fee. 

By the Amended City Charter of 1909 the jurisdiction previously 
exercised by the Board of Aldermen is vested in the Street Commissioners, 
with the written approval of the Mayor, as to the naming of streets, as 
to trees in the streets, as to permits or licenses for special use of same, 
including the construction of coal holes, vaults, bay windows and mar- 
quees, in, under, or over the streets, also for the location of conduits, poles 
and posts and the storage of inflammables and explosives. They collect 
the annual license of $1.00 for selling and keeping gasoline. 

As authorized by Chapter 680, Acts of 1913, the Street Commissioners 
issued on April 9, 1914, their "Rules and Regulations Relating to Projec- 
tions on or over Public Highways." These rules were amended in 1915, 
as authorized by Chapter 176, General Acts of that year, the changes 
taking effect July 20. The penalty for disregard of said rules is a fine not 
exceeding five dollars for each day of negligence after five days' notice. 

Fees for permits and each annual renewal thereof are fixed as follows: 

Illuminated signs $1 00 

Two-foot projecting signs (not illuminated) 50 

Other projecting signs (not illuminated) 25 

Lettering on awnings 50 

Lamps, unlettered 25 

Marquees, or awnings 1 00 

Lettering or signs on marquees 1 00 

Hoisting devices 1 00 



90 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Clocks $1 00 

Lettering in sidewalks 1 00 

Other structures 1 00 

Temporary signs on buildings for purposes of public interest No fee 

Awnings above the first story, not used for advertising No fee 

Traffic Rules. 
As provided by Chapter 447, Acts of 190S, the Street Commissioners 
were authorized to make traffic rules. The latest revision of same to 
April 1, 1923, shows 63 One-way streets. The rules are enforced by the 
Police Commissioner, having in charge a traffic squad of 156 men, soon 
to be increased to about 200. 



SUPPLY DEPARTMENT. 

Office, 808 City Hall Annex, eighth floor. 

[Ord. 1908, Chap. 6; Rev. Ord. 1914, Chap. 35; Ord. 1919, Chap. 6.] 

Frank P. Rock, Superintendent. Salary, $6,000. 

Charles E. Thornton, Chief Clerk. Salary, $2,500. 

The Superintendent of Supplies furnishes all the material, apparatus 
and other supplies required for the special use of the Public Works Depart- 
ment, and such material for other departments of the City as may be 
asked for by requisition signed by the head of such department, except 
furniture and stationery. 

TRANSIT DEPARTMENT. 

Office, 1 Beacon street, sixth floor. 

[Spec. Stat. 1918, Chap. 185; Ord. 1918, Chap. 3; Ord. 1922, Chap. 1.] 

COMMISSIONERS. 

Thomas F. Sullivan. Salary, $7,500. 
Louis K. Rourke. Salary, $5,000. 
Francis E. Slattery. Salary, $5,000. 
Terms of all end in 1924. 

OFFICIALS. 

Thomas F. Sullivan, Chairman. 

Edward F. Condon, Secretary. Salary, $4,000. 

Ernest R. Springer, Chief Engineer. Salary, $6,000. 

This department was established to exercise the powers and perform 
the duties formerly in charge of the Boston Transit Commission, whose 
official existence terminated July 1, 1918. 



TREASURY DEPARTMENT. 
Office, City Hall, Rooms 21 and 22, first floor. 
[Rev. Ord. 1898, Chap. 40; Stat. 1908, Chap. 210; Ord. 1908, Chap. 4; 
C. C. Title IV., Chap. 9; Stat. 1911, Chap. 413; Stat. 1913, Chaps. 
367, 672, 788; Rev. Ord. 1914, Chap. 36; Stat. 1920, Chap. 140; Ord. 
1920, Chap. 12; Ord. 1921, Chaps. 1 and 2; Stat. 1922, Chap. 521.] 



WEIGHTS AND MEASURES DEPARTMENT. 91 

John J. Curley, City Treasurer. Salary, $6,000. Term ends in 1925. 
Edwin A. Wall, Cashier and Acting Treasurer in the absence of the 
Treasurer. Salary, $4,000. 

The City Treasurer has the care and custody of the current funds of 
the City, of all moneys, properties and securities placed in his charge 
by any statute or ordinance, or by any gift, devise, bequest, or deposit, 
and pays all bills and demands against the City. 

The City Treasurer is also County Treasurer and Treasurer of the 
Sinking Funds Dept. He publishes reports yearly, also monthly statements. 



VESSELS AND BALLAST DEPARTMENT. 

Office, 173 Sumner street, East Boston. 

[Gen. Laws, Chap. 102, §§ 6-13; Rev. Ord. 1898, Chap. 41; Rev. Ord. 

1914, Chap. 39.] 

Cornelius J. Donovan, Chief Weigher. Appointed annually. 
This department is under the charge of the Weighers of Vessels and 
Ballast, two in number, one of whom is designated by the Mayor as chief. 
They receive the fees, after payment of expenses, as compensation for 
their services. 



WEIGHTS AND MEASURES DEPARTMENT. 

Office, 106 City Hall Annex, first floor. 
[Gen. Laws, Chap. 98, §§ 34-55; Stat. 1882, Chap. 42; Rev. Ord. 1898, 
Chap. 43; Stat. 1909, Chap. 382; Stat. 1910, Chap. 209; Stat. 1913, 
Chap. 503; Stat. 1914, Chaps. 346, 379, 452; Rev. Ord. 1914, Chap. 37; 
Gen. Stat. 1915, Chap. 253; Gen. Stat. 1916, Chap. 120; Gen. Stat. 
1919, Chaps. 91, 128; Ord. 1919, Chap. 1; Stat. 1920, Chaps. 259, 369; 
Ord. 1923, Chap. 4.] 

Charles B. Woollet, Sealer. Salary, $3,500. 

Walter L. Finigan, Chief Clerk. Salary, $2,100. 

James A. Sweeney, Charles E. Walsh, Louis Hertgen, Benjamin P. 

Hutchinson, Thomas A. Kelley, Charles O. Sikora, Fred A. 

Thissell, John A. Gargan, William D. Fay, Martin J. Tr avers, 

Joseph Martin, Edward J. McManus, Deputy Sealers. Salary, 

$2,200 (maximum). 
Philip F. Leonard, Mechanician. Salary, $1,600. 

This department is under the charge of the Sealer. 

The standards in use are supplied by the Commonwealth and are deter- 
mined by the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey, Washington, D. C. 
The office was authorized by the statute of February 26, 1800. Annual 
reports have been published since 1868. By Chapter 382, Acts of 1909, all 
principal and assistant sealers are included within the classified civil service. 



92 



MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



VARIOUS CITY, COUNTY AND STATE 
OFFICERS. 



The following table shows the manner in which public officers, other 
then the regular City department heads, are appointed or elected as pre- 
scribed by statute, ordinance, or regulation, the time of appointment or 
election, the term of office, and the salary, if any, of each officer. - Appoint- 
ments by the Mayor marked with a * are subject to approval by the State 
Civil Service Commission; those marked with a f are confirmed by the 
City Council: 



Officers. 


How 
Created. 


Appointed or 
Elected. 


Term. 


Salary. 




By Whom. 


When. 


Begins. 


Length. 




Art Commission* (five) . . . 


Statute. 


Mayor .... 


Annually 
one. 


May 1 . . 


5 yrs. . 


None. 


Board of Appeal* (five) . . . 


a 


u 


« 


Aug. 1 . . 


5 " . 


B 


Boston and Cambridge 


a 


u 


May, 1898 






None. 


Bridges Commiss'n (two) . 








County Officers! geepp97 - 
Court Officers, j 104 ' 














Finance Commission (five), 


a 


Governor a 


Annually 
one. 




5 " . 


c 


Franklin Foundation 


u 


Supreme 
Court. 


E 






None. 


(twelve Managers). 








Licensing Board (three) . . . 


a 


Governor a 


Biennially 
one. 




6 " . 


$3,500 d 


Loan Assoc'n, Working- 
men's, one Director. 


u 


Mayor .... 


Annually. . 


3d Thu. 
in Apr. 


1 yr... 


None. 



a With the advice and consent of the Exec. Council. 
B Salary $10 per day, not to exceed $1,000 per yr. 
c Chairman, $5,000; other members none. 
d Chairman, $500 additional. 
e As vacancies occur. 



VARIOUS OFFICERS. 



93 



Officers. 


How 
Created. 


Appointed ok 
Elected. 


Term. 






By Whom. 


When. 


Begins. 


Length. 




Loan Comp'y, Chattel, 


Statute 


Mayor. . . . 


Annually. . 




1 yr. . . 


None. 


one Director. 








Loan Comp'y, Collateral, 
one Director. 


a 


it 


a 


3d Wed. 
in Dec. 


1 " .. 


it 


Old South Assoc'n (three 
Managers). 


it 


City Coun- 
cil. 


a 


When 

elected. 


1 " .. 


a 


Medical Examiners (two) . . 


a 


Governor a 






7 yrs. . 
5 " . 


$5,000 
8,000 


Police Commissioner 


u 


u 




1st Mon. 
in June 








School Committee (five) . . 


a 


Elected.. . . 


City elec- 
tion 


1st Mon. 
in Feb'y 


3 " . 


None. 


Undertakers 


a 


Health 


Annually 

a 


May 1 . . 
" 1. . 


1 yr. . 
1 " 


a 


Officers Paid by Fees :| 
Constables 


a 


Dept. 

Mayor .... 

it 




Fence-viewers b 


a 


a 


" 1.. 


1 " . . 


it 


Inspectors of hay and 
straw, lime, petroleum 
etc. 


u 


u 


a 


" 1.. 


1 " . . 


it 


Gaugers of liquid meas- 
ures. 


a 


a 


a 


" 1.. 


1 " .. 


u 


Measurers of grain, up- 
per leather, wood and 
bark. 


it 


a 


a 


" 1.. 


1 " . . 


a 


Superintendents of hay 
scales. 


a 


it 


a 


" 1.. 


1 " . . 


a 


Weighers of boilers and 
heavy machinery, coal 


it 


a 


it 


" 1.. 


1 " . . 


it 



t Confirmed by City Council. 

a With the advice and consent of the Executive Council. 

b Two inspectors in the Building Dept. act as Fence- viewers. 



94 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



VARIOUS CITY, COUNTY AND STATE 
OFFICERS, DEPARTMENTS, COMMIS- 
SIONS, COURTS, ETC. 



ART DEPARTMENT. 

Office, 1001 City HaU Annex. 

[Stat. 1898, Chap. 410; Rev. Ord. 1898, Chap. 4; C. C. Title IV., Chap. 11; 

Spec. Stat. 1919, Chap. 87.] 

OFFICIALS. 

Thomas Allen, Chairman. 
Henry Forbes Bigelow, Secretary. 

COMMISSIONERS. * 

Thomas Allen, named by Trustees of Museum of Fine Arts. Term 
ends in 1928. 

Henry Forbes Bigelow, named by the Boston Art Club. Term ends in 
1927. 

John Harleston Parker, named by the Trustees of the Public Library. 
Term ends in 1926. 

Alexander Wadsworth Longfellow, named by the Boston Society of 
Architects. Term ends in 1925. 

Charles D. Maginnis, named by the Massachusetts Institute of Tech- 
nology. Term ends in 1924. 

The Art Department, established in 1898, is in charge of five commis- 
sioners, who are appointed by the Mayor. Each of the following-named 
bodies, namely, the Trustees of the Museum of Fine Arts, the Trustees of 
the Boston Public Library, the Trustees of the Massachusetts Institute 
of Technology, the Boston Art Club, and the Boston Society of Architects, 
submits a list of three persons to the Mayor; and the Mayor appoints 
one person as Art Commissioner from each of the lists so submitted. 
Whenever the term of a member of the Board expires, the Mayor appoints 
his successor from a list selected by the body which made the original 
selection, as aforesaid. The Board may appoint a secretary outside of its 
own membership, who serves without compensation. 

No work of art can become the property of the City without the 
approval of the Art Department, which may also be requested by the 

* The Commissioners serve without compensation. 



BOARD OF APPEAL. 95 

Mayor or the City Council to pass upon the design of any municipal 
building, bridge, approach, lamp, ornamental gate or fence, or other 
structure to be erected upon land belonging to the City. Moreover, all 
contracts or orders for the execution of any painting, monument, statue, 
bust, bas-relief, or other sculpture for the City shall be made by said Board, 
acting by a majority of its members, subject to the approval of the Mayor. 
By Chap. 87, Special Acts of 1919, all works of art owned by the City 
were placed under the exclusive control of the Art Commissioners. 



BOARD OF APPEAL. 

Office, 804 City Hall Annex, eighth floor. 
[Stat. 1907, Chap. 550, §§ 6, 7; C. C, Title IV., Chap. 13, § 6; Stat. 1910, 
Chap. 631; Stat. 1920, Chap. 440.] 

OFFICIALS. 

Walter S. Gerry, Chairman. 
Hubert G. Ripley, Secretary. 

the board. 
James A. McElaney. Term ends in 1927. 
Walter S. Gerry. Term ends in 1926. 
Charles S. Judkxns. Term ends in 1925. 
James H. Fitzpatrick. Term ends in 1924. 
Hubert G. Ripley. Term ends in 1923. 

The Board consists of five members, one appointed each year by the 
Mayor from two candidates nominated in successive years by the follow- 
ing organizations respectively: Real Estate Exchange and Auction Board, 
Massachusetts Real Estate Exchange, Boston Society of Architects, 
Boston Society of Civil Engineers, Master Builders' Association, Con- 
tractors' and Builders' Association, and Building Trades Council of the 
Boston Central Labor Union; also one member of the Mayor's own selec- 
tion. The term of office is five years. Each member is paid $10 per 
day for actual service, but not more than $1,000 in any one year. 

Any applicant for a permit from the Building Commissioner whose 
application has been refused may appeal therefrom within ninety days, 
and a person who has been ordered by the Commissioner to incur any 
expense may, within ten days after receiving such order, appeal to the 
Board of Appeal by giving notice in writing to the Commissioner. All 
cases of appeal are settled by this Board, after a hearing. Permits to 
restore damage by fire can only be issued with the approval of the Board. 

Appeal may also be made to this Board from certain requirements of 
the Commissioner of Wires. 



96 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



BOSTON AND CAMBRIDGE BRIDGES COMMISSION. 
Office, 506 City Hall Annex, fifth floor. 
[Stat. 1870, Chaps. 300, 302; Stat. 1898, Chap. 467, § 14; Ord. 1906, 
Chap. 1; C. C, Chap. 35, §§ 2, 4, and 5; Stat. 1912, Chap. 92.] 

Joseph A. Rourke, Commissioner for Boston. 
Francis J. Smith, Commissioner for Cambridge. 
John J. O'Neil, Secretary. 

This Commission was established in 1870, to have charge of the mainte- 
nance of the West Boston, Canal or Craigie's, and the Prison Point bridges. 
In 1892 the Harvard bridge was placed in their charge. The powers of 
the Commission were greatly enlarged in 1898 when all bridges and draws 
between the two cities were placed in their charge. The expense of 
maintenance is borne equally by the City of Boston and the City of Cam- 
bridge. The two Commissioners are appointed by the Mayors of Boston 
and Cambridge respectively. The Commissioner for Boston, who serves 
without pay, is the Commissioner of Public Works. 

BRIDGES IN CHARGE OF THE COMMISSIONERS.* 

Anderson Bridge, from Brighton to Cambridge. 

Brookline street, from Brighton to Cambridge. 

Cambridge, from Boston to Cambridge. 

Cambridge street-River street, from Brighton to Cambridge. 

Harvard, from Boston to Cambridge. 

Prison Point, from Charlestown to Cambridge. 

Western avenue, from Brighton to Cambridge. 



BOSTON FINANCE COMMISSION. 

Office, 410-416 Tremont Building. 

[Stat. 1909, Chap. 486, §§ 17-21; Stat. 1921, Chap. 81.] 

OFFICIALS. 

Michael H. Sullivan, Chairman. Salary, $5,000. 

Guy C. Emerson, Consulting Engineer. Salary, $6,000. 

John C. L. Dowling, Junior Counsel and Acting Secretary. Salary, $4,300. 

commissioners. 
Courtenay Guild. Term expires June 23, 1927. 
John F. Moors. Term expires Aug. 3, 1926. 
Charles L. Carr. Term expires Aug. 11, 1925. 
Michael H. Sullivan. Term expires June 24, 1924. 
J. Waldo Pond. Term expires July 17, 1923. 

* All of the bridges named in this list are over navigable waters. 



COUNTY OF SUFFOLK. 97 

The Finance Commission is constituted under the Amended Charter of 
1909. It consists of five commissioners appointed by the Governor and 
confirmed by the Executive Council, the term of each being five years. 
The chairman of the Commission is named by the Governor. The members 
of the Commission, other than the chairman, serve without pay. 

It is the duty of the Commission to investigate, at its discretion, all 
matters relating to appropriations, loans, expenditures, accounts and 
methods of administration affecting the City of Boston or the County 
of Suffolk, or any of their departments, and to report upon its investi- 
gations from time to time to the Mayor, the City Council, the Governor 
or the General Court. 

The Commission is required to make an annual report, in January, to 
the General Court. It is also the duty of the Commission to report to 
the Mayor, the City Auditor or the City Treasurer as to the validity or 
proper amount of any doubtful pay-roll, bill or claim referred to it by them. 



COUNTY OF SUFFOLK. 

County Commissioners for the County of Suffolk. — The City Council of 

Boston. 
County Auditor. — Rupert S. Carven. Salary, $880. 
County Treasurer. — John J. Curley. Salary, $880. 

DISTRICT ATTORNEY. 

Room 218, Court House. 
[Gen. Laws, Chap. 12, sec. 12, etc.; Stat. 1910, Chaps. 373, 439; Stat. 
1912, Chap. 576; Stat. 1913, Chap. 602; Gen. Stat. 1919, Chap. 269; 
Stat. 1920, Chap. 451 ; Stat. 1922, Chap. 277.] 

District Attorney. — Thomas C. O'Brien. Salary, $9,000. Elected by 

the people in 1922 for term of four years ending Jan. 1927. 
Assistant. — Henry P. Fielding. Salary, $5,000. 
Assistant. — Robert Robinson. Salary, $5,000. 
Assistant. — Maurice Caro. Salary, $5,000. 
Assistant. — ■ Frank S. Deland. Salary, $5,000. 
Assistant.— Peter F. McCarthy. Salary, $4,000. 
Assistant. — Daniel W. Casey. Salary, $4,000. 

LAND court. 

Room 408, Court House. 

Judge. — Charles Thornton Davis. Salary, $10,000. Appointed by the 

Governor. 
Associate Judge. — Joseph J. Corbett. Salary, $10,000. Appointed by the 
Governor. 

Note. — The District Attorney appoints, and may remove at discretion, 
six assistants. All are paid by the State. 



98 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Recorder. — Clarence C. Smith. Salary, $6,500. Appointed by the 
Governor for a term of five years, expiring in 1923 (October). 

INDEX COMMISSIONERS. 

Commissioners. — Ira C. Hersey, term ends in 1924. Ralph W. E. Hopper, 

term ends in 1925. Samuel T. Harris, term ends in 1926. 
Clerk. — Charles A. Drew. 

Appointed in March, one each year, by a majority of the Justices of 
the Superior Court for the County of Suffolk for a term of three years, 
beginning April 1, and serve without pay. 

REGISTER OF DEEDS. 

[Gen. Laws, Chap. 36; Stat. 1895, Chap. 493; Stat. 1904, Chap. 452; Stat. 
1910, Chap. 373; Stat. 1913, Chap. 737; Gen. Stat. 1919, Chap. 269; 
Stat. 1920, Chap. 495.] 

Register of Deeds — W. T. A. Fitzgerald. Salary, $7,4S5.92. Elected by 
the people in 1922. Term ends in January, 1929. The Register is 
ex officio Assistant Recorder of the Land Court. 

First Assistant Register. — John J. Attridge. Salary, $3,900. Appointed 
by the Register. 

Second Assistant Register. — • John W. Johnson. Salary, $3,900. Ap- 
pointed by the Register. 

SHERIFF AND DEPUTY SHERIFFS. 

[Gen. Laws, Chap. 37; Stat. 1910, Chap. 373; Gen. Stat. 1919, Chap. 269; 

Stat. 1922, Chap. 525.] 
Sheriff.— John A. Keliher. Elected by the people, November 2, 1920. 
Term ends in January, 1927. Salary, $3,000; as Jailer he receives 
$1,000 additional. 
Deputy Sheriffs for Service of Writs. — 'Daniel A. Whelton, Henry G. 
Gallagher, Richard F. Sweeney, Edmund P. Kelly, John J. Casey, 
James P. Keliher, Thomas J. Wilson. Paid by fees. 
Deputy Sheriffs for Court Duty. — William J. Leonard, Chief Deputy Sheriff. 
Salary, $3,360. 
Peter McCann, * William A. McDevitt, Thomas A. Murray, Richard 
J. Murray, Oscar L. Strout, Willard W. Hibbard, Andrew J. Crotty, 
Frank C. Pierce, Jeremiah J. McCarthy, George W. Thompson, John F. 
Finley. Salary, $2,484 each. 

All debts and expenses of the County of Suffolk are borne by the City of 
Boston, unless otherwise specified. 



Court Officers and Assistants. 

Offices in Court House, Pemberton square, except as otherwise specified. 
SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT. 

Clerk for the Commonwealth.— Walter F. Frederick. Salary, $6,500, paid 
by the Commonwealth. Appointed by the Court. 

* Salary, $2,640. 



COURT OFFICERS, ETC. 99 

Clerk for the County of Suffolk. — John F. Cronin. Salary, $5,200 from 

the County and $1,500 from the State. Elected by the people in 

1922. Term ends in January, 1929. 
Assistant Clerks. — John H. Flynn. Salary, $4,355. Joseph Riley. 

Salary, $4,020. 
Reporter of Decisions. — • Ethelbert V. Grabill. Appointed by Governor. 

Salary, $6,000 (paid by State). 

SUPERIOR COURT FOR CIVIL BUSINESS. 

Clerk. — Francis A. Campbell. Salary, $6,700. Elected by the people in 

1922. Term ends in January, 1929. 
Assistant Clerk in Equity. — ■ Henry E. Bellew. Salary, $5,000 from County 

and $1,000 from the State. 
Assistant Clerks. — Edmund S. Phinney (salary, $4,355), George E. 

Kimball, Allen H. Bearse, Stephen Thacher, Guy H. Holliday, 

Flourence J. Mahoney, Charles J. Hart, Francis P. Ewing, James F. 

McDermott, Frank H. Hallett, Eugene C. Quigley, Michael E. Leen, 

Albert E. Macdonald. Salary, $4,020 each. 

SUPERIOR COURT FOR CRIMINAL BUSINESS. 

Clerk. — John P. Manning. Salary, $6,700. Elected by the people in 

1922. Term ends in January, 1929. 
Assistant Clerks. — John R. Campbell. Salary, $4,000. Julian Seriack 

and John P. Manning, Jr. Salary, $4,020 each. 

COURT OF PROBATE AND INSOLVENCY. 

[Gen. Laws, Chap. 217; Stat. 1904, Chap. 455; Stat. 1910, Chap. 374; 
Stat. 1912, Chap. 585; Stat. 1913, Chap. 791; Gen. Stat. 1919, Chap. 
269; Stat. 1921, Chaps. 486, 487; Stat. 1922, Chap. 532.] 

Judge.— Arthur W. Dolan. Salary, $8,500. 

Judge.— William M. Prest. Salary, $8,500. 

Register.— Frank L. Brier. Salary, $6,500. 

First Assistant Register. — John R. Nichols. Salary, $4,550. 

Second Assistant Register. — Clara L. Power. Salary, $4,550. 

The Judges of Probate are appointed by the Governor. They and the 
three other officials of this Court are paid by the State. 

MUNICIPAL COURT OF BOSTON. 

[Gen. Laws, Chap. 218; Stat. 1907, Chap. 179; Stat. 1908, Chap. 191; Stat. 
1909, Chaps. 386, 434; Stat. 1911, Chaps. 231, 469, § 5; Stat. 1912, 
Chaps. 648, 649, 660, 672; Stat. 1913, Chaps. 289, 430. 612, 716, 748; 
Stat. 1914, Chaps. 35, 409; Gen. Stat. 1915, Chap. 166; Gen. Stat. 1916, 
Chaps. 69, 71, 109, 195, 261, 263; Gen. Stat. 1917, Chaps. 262, 330; 
Gen. Stat. 1918, Chap. 250; Stat. 1920, Chaps. 553, 614; Stat. 1921, 
Chap. 284; Stat. 1922, Chaps. 309, 399, 532.] 



100 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Chief Justice.— Wilfred Bolster. Salary, $8,500. 

Associate Justices. — John H. Burke, James P. Parmenter, William Sulli- 
van, Michael J. Murray, John Duff, Michael J. Creed, Thomas H. 
Dowd, David A. Lourie. Salary, $8,000 each. 
All judges appointed by the Governor, subject to confirmation by the 

Executive Council. 

Special Justices. — John A. Bennett, Abraham K. Cohen, John G. Brackett, 
Joseph A. Sheehan. Compensation $25 each per day for actual 
service. 

Terms of the Court. 
For Civil Business. — Every Saturday at 9 A. M., for trial of civil 
causes not exceeding $2,000. 
Clerk. — William F. Donovan. Salary, $5,000. Appointed by the 

Governor. 
Assistant Clerks. — Warren C. Travis. Salary, $3,500. Clesson S. Cur- 
tice, 1 Volney D. Caldwell, 2 Michael F. Hart, 2 Arthur W. Ashenden, 3 

James F. Tobin, 3 Louis B. Torrey. 3 
For Criminal Business. — Every day in the week (Sundays and legal 

holidays excepted) at 9 A. M., for the trial of criminal causes. 
Clerk. — Edward J. Lord. Salary, $5,000. Appointed by the Governor. 
Assistant Clerks. — -Harvey B. Hudson. Salary, $3,500. Charles T. 

Willock, 1 James G. Milward, 2 Francis S. A. Hanley, 2 George A. 

Savage, 3 Paul W. Carey, 3 James F. Hardy. 3 Appointed by the Clerk 

of the Court with the approval of the Justices. 

MUNICIPAL COURT, BRIGHTON DISTRICT. 

Cambridge street, corner of Henshaw street. 

Justice. — Thomas H. Connelly. Salary, $2,900. 

Special Justices. — ■ Robert W. Frost and Harry C. Fabyan. Compensa- 
tion, $9.54 each. * 

Clerk. — Daniel F. Cunningham. Salary, $2,175. Appointed by the 
Governor. • 

MUNICIPAL COURT, CHARLESTOWN DISTRICT. 

New Municipal Building, City Square. 
Justice. — Charles S. Sullivan. Salary, $4,000. 

Special Justices. — 'Willis W. Stover and Joseph E. Donovan. Compen- 
sation, $13.16 each.* 
Clerk. — Mark E. Smith. Salary, $3,000. Appointed by the Governor.. 
Assistant Clerk. — James J. Mullen, Jr. Salary, $2,250. 
Second Assistant Clerk. — Thomas F. Fitzpatrick. Salary, $1,800. 

1 Salary, $3,000; 2 Salary, $2,900; 3 Salary, $2,400. 
* Per diem for actual service. 



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COURT OFFICERS, ETC. 101 

MUNICIPAL COURT, DORCHESTER DISTRICT. 

Adams street, corner of Arcadia street. 
Justice. — Joseph R. Churchill. Salary, $4,600. 

Special Justices. — ■ Michael H. Sullivan and William F. Merritt. Com- 
pensation, $15.13 each.* 
Clerk. — Alpheus Sanford. Salary, $3,450. Appointed by the Governor. 
Assistant Clerk. — Frederick E. Simmons. Salary, $2,587.50. 

EAST BOSTON DISTRICT COURT. 

Court House, corner of Meridian and Paris streets, East Boston. 
Justice. — Joseph H. Barnes. Salary, $3,600. 
Special Justices. — ■ Charles J. Brown and Patrick J. Lane. Compensation, 

$11.84 each.* 
Clerk. — John S. C. Nicholls. Salary, $2,700. Appointed by the Governor. 
Assistant Clerk.— Henry P. Moltedo. Salary, $2,025. 
Second Assistant Clerk. — Grace M. Dalton. Salary, $1,620. 

MUNICIPAL COURT, ROXBURT DISTRICT. 

Court House, Roxbury street. 

Justice. — Albert F. Hayden. Salary, $4,800. 

Special Justices. — 'Joseph N. Palmer and Timothy J. Ahern. Compen- 
sation, $15.79 each.* 

Clerk. — ■ Maurice J. O'Connell. Salary, $3,600. Appointed by the Gov- 
ernor. 

First Assistant Clerk.-— Fred E. Cruff . Salary, $2,700. 

Second Assistant Clerk. — ■ Henry F. Ryder. Salary, $2,160. 

MUNICIPAL COURT, SOUTH BOSTON DISTRICT. 

New Municipal Building, East Broadway. 
Justice. — ■ Edward L. Logan. Salary, $3,500. 
Special Justices. — ■ Josiah S. Dean, William J. Day. Compensation, $11.51 

each.* 
Clerk. — Adrian B. Smith. Salary, $2,640. Appointed by the Governor. 
Assistant Clerk. — ■ Harry W. Park. Salary, $1,968. 

MUNICIPAL COURT, WEST ROXBURY DISTRICT, INCL. HYDE PARK. 

Court House (new), Morton street, Forest Hills. 

Justice. — John Perrins. Salary, $3,800. 

Special Justices. — ■ J. Albert Brackett, Bert E. Holland. Compensation, 
$12.50 each.* 

Clerk.— Edward W. Brewer. Salary, $2,850. Appointed by the Gov- 
ernor. 

BOSTON JUVENILE COURT. 

Room 127, Court House. 

[Chap. 334, Acts of 1903; Chap. 489, Acts of 1906; Gen. Stat. 1919, Chap. 

255; Stat. 1922, Chap. 399.] 

* Per diem for actual service. 



102 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Justice.— Frederick P. Cabot. Salary, $4,000. 

Special Justices. — Frank Leveroni, Philip Rubenstein. Compensation, 

$13.16 each.* 
Clerk.— Charles W. M. Williams. Salary, $3,000. 

Chapter 489 of the Acts of 1906, establishing a court to be known as 
the Boston Juvenile Court for the "Care, Custody and Discipline of Juvenile 
Offenders," provides for the transfer to said court of the jurisdictions, 
authority and powers hitherto vested in the Municipal Court of Boston, 
under Chapter 334 of the Acts of 1903. The act took effect September 1, 
1906. 

The Justice, Special Justices and Clerk of this Court are appointed by 
the Governor. The Justice of the court is empowered to appoint two 
probation officers, and so many assistant probation officers as he may deem 
necessary. 

Probation Officers. 
[Stat, 1891, Chap. 356; Stat, 1892, Chaps. 242, 276; Stat. 1897, Chap. 266; 

Stat. 1910, Chap. 332; Stat. 1913, Chap. 612; Stat, 1914, Chap. 491; 

Gen. Stat. 1917, Chap. 135.] 

These officers are appointed by the judges of the respective criminal 
courts to ascertain all facts relating to the offenders brought before the 
courts. In the performance of their official duties they have all the powers 
of police officers. 

BOSTON MUNICIPAL COURT. 

Chief Probation Officer. — Albert J. Sargent. Salary, $5,000, 

Medical Director.— Eduardo Santoz, M. D. Salary, $3,250. 

Assistant Medical Director. — Margaret C. Desmond, M. D. Salary, $2,000. 

Assistant Probation Officers. — Francis A. Dudley. Salary, $2,700. Albert 
J. Fowle, Francis A. McCarthy, Frank E. Hawkes, James H. Knight, 
Eugene J. Callanan, Edward P . Coughlin, Frank L. Warren, Robert 
E. McGuire, William J. Joyce, Edward J. Bromberg, John P. Bogan, 
Jr., George J. McDonnell, Thomas G. Davis, Thomas F. Teehan. 
Salary, $2,600 each. Also the following women: Mary L. Brinn. 
Salary, $2,370. Elizabeth A. Lee, Margaret H. Markham, Alfretta 
P. McClure, Theresa C. Dowling, Ethel Wood, Annie M. Kennedy, 
Alice D. Keating, Eleanor F. Holland, Bessie G Kaufman. Salary 
of each $2,150. 

Juvenile Court. — John B. O'Hare, Walter C. Bell, Edward J. O'Mara, 
May A. Burke. 

BRANCH MUNICIPAL COURTS AND EAST BOSTON DISTRICT COURT. 

Brighton. — Edward J. Drummond. Charlestown. — James D. Coady, 
Mrs. Ellena M. Foley (for children), William E. Carney. Dorchester. — 
Reginald H. Mair. East Boston. — Dennis J. Kelleher, Frederick L. 

* Per diem for actual service. 



FRANKLIN FOUNDATION. 103 

O'Brien. Roxbury. — Joseph H. Keen, Ulysses G. Varney, Edward A. 
Fallon (for children), Matthew M. Leary, Mrs. Celia S. Lappen, Marian 
A. Fessenden. South Boston. — ■ Clayton H. Parmelee, Ellen McGurty, 
James F. Gleason. West Roxbury. — Frank B. Skelton, Thomas H. 
Staples (for children). 

SUPERIOR COURT. 

Chief Probation Officer. — Henry C. McKenna. Salary, $4,500. 

Charles M. Warren, James F. Wise, John J. Barter, Joseph A. Mc- 
Manus, Arthur R. Towle, William A. Maloney, Alice M. Power, Frances 
McCormick, Ellen L. Cunniff, Mary A. Robinson. 



MEDICAL EXAMINERS FOR SUFFOLK COUNTY. 

[Gen. Laws, Chap. 38; Stat. 1908, Chap. 424; Stat. 1909, Chap. 273; Stat, 
1911, Chaps. 252, 274; Stat. 1912, Chaps. 466, 631; Gen. Stat. 1916, 
Chap. 114; Gen. Stat, 1919, Chap. 216; Stat. 1920, Chap. 188.] 
The County is divided into two medical districts, Northern and South- 
ern, by a line beginning at the junction of the Brookline line with Hunt- 
ington avenue; thence through Huntington avenue and Fencourt; thence 
through middle of Fens, through Boylston, Berkeley and Providence 
streets, Park square, Boylston and Essex streets, Atlantic avenue and 
Summer street to Fort Point Channel; thence through said channel, 
Dover street, Dorchester avenue, Dorchester street, East Fourth and G 
streets to the harbor. 

Medical Examiners. — Northern District, George B. Magrath, M. D., 274 
Boylston street. Term ends in 1929. Southern District, Timothy 
Leary, M. D., 44 Burroughs street, Jamaica Plain. Term ends in 
1924. Salary of each, $5,000. 

Associate Medical Examiners. — William H. Watters, M. D., 109 Mt. 
Vernon street, for Southern District. Term ends in 1924. William 
J. Brickley, M. D., 496 Commonwealth avenue, for Northern Dis- 
trict. Term ends in 1927. Salary of each, $833. 
All are appointed by the Governor for a term of seven years. 
Location of Northern District Mortuary, 18 North Grove street; 
Southern District, on City Hospital grounds. 



FRANKLIN FOUNDATION. 

[Stat. 1905, Chap. 488; Stat. 1908, Chap. 569; C. C, Chap. 48, § 5.] 

MEMBERS OP THE CORPORATION AND MANAGERS OF THE 
FRANKLIN FUND. 

Nathan Matthews, President. 
John A. Sullivan, Vice President. 
Rev. C. E. Park, Secretary. 
James J. Storrow, Treasurer. 



104 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



MANAGERS.* 

James M. Curley, Mayor of Boston, ex officio. 

Rev. C. E. Park, Pastor of First Church in Boston, ex officio. 

Rev. William H. Dewart, ex officio. 

Rev. Kenneth M. Mtjnro, ex officio. 

Nathan Matthews, John A. Sullivan, David A. Ellis, Louis K. 
Rourke, James J. Storrow, Charles R. Gow, Everett Morss, 
Rev. Donald C. MacGuire. Appointed by the Supreme Judicial 
Court. 

Franklin Union, corner Appleton and Berkeley streets. 
Walter B. Russell, Director. 

The Franklin Foundation is incorporated under Chapter 569 of the 
Acts of 1908, and has sole charge of the Franklin Union, as well as the 
management of the Franklin Fund. 

The Franklin Fund is the proceeds of a bequest of one thousand pounds 
to "the Inhabitants of the Town of Boston in Massachusetts" made by 
Benjamin Franklin, in a codicil to his will dated June 23, 1789. The 
codicil provided that the fund "if accepted by the inhabitants of the 
Town of Boston" be managed "under the direction of the Selectmen, 
united with the Minister of the oldest Episcopalian, Congregational, and 
Presbyterian Churches in that Town," who were to make loans on certain 
conditions to "young married artificers under the age of twenty-five 
years." 

Dr. Franklin, who died April 17, 1790, calculated that, in one hundred 
years, the thousand pounds would grow to £131,000, "of which," he says, 
"I would have the managers then lay out at their discretion £100,000 
in Public Works which may be judged of most general utility to the 
Inhabitants. The remaining £31,000, I would have continued to be let 
out on interest for another hundred years. At the end of this second 
term, if no unfortunate accident has prevented the operation, the sum 
will be £4,061,000, of which I leave £1,061,000 to the Town of Boston, 
and £3,000,000 to the disposition of the Government of the State, not 
presuming to carry my views farther." The Town accepted the donation 
at a Town Meeting held June 1, 1790. 

A futile suit brought by the Franklin heirs in 1891 prevented the division 
of the fund at the expiration of one hundred years; but on January 17, 
1894, by direction of the three ministers and the Board of Aldermen of 
the City, which board claimed to be the successors of the "Selectmen," 
$329,300.48 (fji of the fund) was paid to the City Treasurer, for "the 
purchase of land and the erection thereon of the Franklin Trades School 
and for the equipment of the same." Owing to a series of complications 
the money remained in the custody of the Treasurer. Mayor Collins, 
in 1902, caused a petition of the City to be filed in the Supreme Court, 

* The Managers serve without compensation. 



LICENSING BOARD. 1(J5 

praying for instructions as to the authority of the persons then acting as 
Managers of the fund. The Court rendered an opinion November 25, 
1903 (184 Mass. 373, page 43), to the effect that the three ministers were 
Managers of the fund under Franklin's will, but that the Aldermen did 
not succeed the "Selectmen" as Managers and had no powers with refer- 
ence to it. The Court, under its general power to care for public chari- 
table funds, appointed, on March 16, 1904, a Board of Managers to take 
the place of the "Selectmen," and provided in the decree of the Court, 
that the Mayor of Boston should be one, ex officio. On October 20, 1904, 
the City Treasurer, ex officio, was appointed by the Board of Managers as 
treasurer of the fund. 

On December 2, 1905, the City Treasurer received from Mr. Andrew 
Carnegie $408,396.48, said sum being equal to the amount of the Franklin 
Fund in August, 1904, which Mr. Carnegie agreed to duplicate. Only the 
annual income from this fund is used. 

On January 31, 1907, the amount of the "accumulated" fund available 
for expenditure by the Managers was $438,741.89, and in that year the 
Franldin Union Building was erected at the corner of Appleton and Berk- 
eley streets. It was opened for the use of the Franklin Trades School, 
or Franklin Union as it is now called, in September, 1908. This is main- 
tained partly by tuition fees, rents, etc., $226,287 total in year 1922, 
including the income from the above mentioned Franklin Fund (i. e., the 
Andrew Carnegie Donation), which fund amounted to $461,217 on January 
31, 1923. The building contains 24 classrooms and 6 draughting rooms, 
where about 1,600 students receive instruction, the fees ranging from 
$4 to $15. There is also a technical and scientific library, and a large hall 
with a seating capacity of 1,000. The building with equipment cost 
$402,718. The site was purchased in 1906 for $100,000. 

The Franklin Accumulating Fund, which will become available in 1991, 
amounted, on January 31, 1923, to $337,728. 



LICENSING BOARD. 
Office, 1 Beacon Street, Eighth Floor. 
[Stat. 1906, Chaps. 291, 395; Stat. 1907, Chap. 214; Stat. 1909, Chaps. 
387, 423; C. C. Chap. 55; Stat. 1910, Chaps. 383 and 476; Stat. 1911, 
Chap. 83; Stat. 1913, Chaps. 451, 715; Spec. Stat. 1915, Chap. 313; 
Spec. Stat. 1917, Chap. 145; Gen. Stat. 1918, Chaps. 64, 259; Gen. 
Stat. 1919, Chaps. 10, 99; Stat. 1920, Chaps. 47, 191, 216; Stat. 1922, 
Chaps. 285, 392, 427, 485.] 

OFFICIALS. 

Fletcher Ranney, Chairman. 

Louis Epple, Secretary. Salary, $3,000. 



106 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

THE BOARD. 

Fletcher Rannet. Term ends in 1928. Salary, $4,000. 
David T. Montague. Term ends in 1926. Salary, $3,500. 
Josiah S. Dean. Term ends in 1924. Salary, $3,500. 

The Licensing Board for the City of Boston, established in 1906, con- 
sists of three members, appointed by the Governor, with the advice and 
consent of the Council. The members must be citizens of Boston who 
have resided in the City for at least two years preceding the date of their 
appointment. The two principal political parties must be represented 
and the term of the members is fixed at six years; after the first appoint- 
ments, one member retiring every two years. The Board was created to 
exercise all the powers and perform all the duties conferred upon the Board 
of Police of the City of Boston relative to intoxicating liquors, also as to 
innholders and common victuallers. In 1909 they took charge of licensing 
the sale of ice cream, fruit, soda water and confectionery on Sunday. 

Licenses for the selling, renting or leasing of firearms are now issued by 
this board instead of by the City Clerk. The annual fee established for 
such licenses is $5.00. It also has charge of the licensing of picnic groves, 
skating rinks, intelligence offices, billiard tables and bowling alleys, 
formerly attended to by the Police Dept. 



CONSTABLES. 
Term May 1, 1923, to May 1, 1924. 
Appointed annually by Mayor, subject to confirmation by the City 

Council, for one year beginning with the first day of May, and paid by fees 

fixed by law. 

(Alphabetical Lists.) 

Constables. — [General Laws, Chap. 262, Sec. 8.1 The following give 
bond in $3,000 and are therefore authorized to serve civil process: 
Carleton N. Baker, Joseph K. Barnes, David Belson, Joseph W. Bennett, 
Samuel M. Beresnack, George W. Brooker, John J. Buckley, John J. 
Cadigan, Sherman H. Calderwood, Bernard A. Canney, Thomas Can- 
nizzaro, James Arthur Canton, William J. Cargill, Daniel B. Carmody, 
Thomas C. Carr, William K. Coburn, Hyman Collier, William A. 
Collupy, Charles Cuneo, Joseph P. Cutter, Giuseppe DiMarco, Marcia 
DiStasio, Patrick M. Donahoe, Caesar L. Donnaruma, James A. Dono- 
van, William Doonan, George G. Drew, Michael S. Drew, John A. 
Duggan, James V. Fallon, Frank R. Farrell, Thomas Fee, Orpha A. Ford, 
Harris Friedberg, Paul R. Gast, George L. Gilbert, James W. Gilmore, 
Samuel Goldkrand, Edmund C. Grady, Sears H. Grant, George W. Green, 
David A. Greenburg, Abraham Greenside, William C. Gregory, Joseph 
Guttentag, Charles F. Hale, St. Claire E. Hale, Stephen M. Hannon, 
Thomas F. Holden, Edward L. Hopkins, A. E. Horowitz, True W. Hunt, 
Walter Isidor, Charles H. Jackson, David W. Jacobs, Frank L. Kane, 



CONSTABLES. 107 

Thomas J. Killian, Clarence H. Knowlton, Bronis Kontrim, Abraham 
Krinsky, Edward C. Laskey, Antonio Laureana, John J. Levy, Frederic 
J. Lundy, Salvatore Maffei, John J. Mathony, Thomas E. McKenna, 
Wilham J. Miller, Patrick J. Monahan, George B. Mullay, George H. 
Murray, Vincenzo Musto, Daniel W. O'Brien, Thomas J. O'Brien, 
Joseph J. O'Mara, William I. Paine, Charles L. Perriello, Philip S. 
Phillips, Benjamin F. Powell, Robert Reid, Davis Reinherz, Edward 
P. Rice, St. Clare H. Richardson, Raphael Rosnosky, Henry San- 
tosuosso, Herbert D. Sawyer, Barnet Serkin, Samuel Shain, Joseph P. 
Silsby, Henry J. D. Small, Salvatore C. Sottile, Walter R. Tarbett, 
Francis J. Tobin, Joseph M. Torr, Fred G. Trask, Joseph C. Troy, 
John J. Walsh, Harry A. Webber, Martin Welch, Maurice Zeeman. 

Constables Connected with Official Positions, and to Serve With- 
out- Bonds. — • Philip Berwin, Cornelius J. Bresnahan, William W. K. 
Campbell, Robert T. Carey, John M. Casey (of the Mayor's office), 
John B. Cassidy, Martin F. Cavanagh, Lloyd H. Chase, John F. Coffey, 
Michael F. Curley, James T. Curran, M. R. Eastman, Thomas Farrell, 
John C. Fitzgerald, Joseph F. Goode, Joseph W. Hobbs, William A. 
Kelley, Lawrence J. Kelly, Edward J. Leary, Edward J. McBarron, 
Edward A. McGrath, John McLoughlin, William H. Mealey, James H. 
Neville, James E. Norton, Thomas J. O'Keefe, Timothy F. Regan, 
Frank B. Skelton, Thomas H. Staples, Max Stone, John J. Sullivan, 
John P. Sullivan. 

Constables Connected with Health Department. — ■ (1) Sanitary 
Inspectors: Francis A. Berrigan, William F. Blood, Francis J. Boylan, 
Wilham F. Brogie, William F. Brown, Edward A. Campana, Walter V. 
Campbell, James A. Carr, John C. Clougherty, George W. Comerford, 
Peter J. Connor, George Costanza, James F. Curran, Paul C. Disario, 
Thomas J. Donnellon, Thomas J. English, Daniel J. Flanagan, Wilfred 
J. Gaudreau, Joseph M. Harrington, Michael T. Harrington, Martin 

F. Haverty, Francis E. Heedy, Dennis D. Johnson, Thomas Jordan, 
Harry Keenan, Albert J. Kelley, James M. Kilroy, John J. Land, William 

G. Maloney, George J. McElroy, Frank J. McFarland, John McGlinchey, 
David R. McSwain, Thomas A. Mulligan, James M. Murphy, John J. 
O'Brien, William J. O'Brien, James A. O'Donnell, James J. Pontuso, 
John J. Reardon, John F. Riley, Richard F. Sheehan, Charles J. Smith. 
Frank H. Spear, John J. Sullivan, Albert M. Taylor, Joseph F. Walsh, 
(2) Food Inspectors: John J. Carr, Dr. James E. Cotter, William J. 
Cotty, John F. Fitzgerald, Jr., Frank Gaffey, WiUiam J. Gleason, Henry 
J. Hart, John F. Linehan, John J. Mahoney, James V. Murphy, George 
W. Roberts, Dr. Wilham H. Simpson, Dr. Frederick A. Stiles, Henry 
P. Walsh. 

Constables Connected with Animal Rescue League. — Archibald 
McDonald, Henry C. Merwin, Julian Codman, Frank J. Sullivan. 



108 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



OLD SOUTH ASSOCIATION IN BOSTON. 
[Stat. 1877, Chap. 222, §§ 1, 2.] 
The Mayor, ex officio, Councilors Daniel W. Lane and James T. 
Mori arty, Managers on the part of the City of Boston. 

The association is managed by a Board of Managers, consisting of fifteen, 
of whom the Mayor of the City of Boston is one, ex officio, two are elected 
annually by the City Council for the municipal year, and the others are 
chosen as provided by statute. 



CHATTEL LOAN COMPANY. 
[Stat. 1907, Chap. 415; Stat. 1908, Chap. 236.] 
The board of directors of the Chattel Loan Company must include one 
member who is appointed by the Governor and one by the Mayor. 
Samuel Bloom, Director. Appointed by the Mayor. 



COLLATERAL LOAN COMPANY. 

[Stat. 1859, Chap. 173, §6; Stat. 1865, Chap. 14; Stat. 1876, Chap. 11.] 
The Collateral Loan Company is managed by seven directors selected 
annually, five chosen by the corporators at the annual meeting in Decem- 
ber, one appointed by the Governor and one by the Mayor. 

Peter A. Donovan, Director. Appointed by the Mayor. 



WORKINGMEN'S LOAN ASSOCIATION. 

[Stat. 1888, Chap. 108, §§4]. 
The Workingmen's Loan Association is managed by sixteen directors 
selected annually, fourteen chosen by corporators at the annual meeting 
on the third Thursday in April, one appointed by the Governor and one 
appointed by the Mayor. 

Frederick M. J. Sheenan, Director. Appointed by the Mayor. 



POLICE DEPARTMENT. 

Office, 37 Pemberton square. 
[Stat. 1878, Chap. 244; Stat. 1885, Chap. 323; Stat. 1895, Chap. 449, 
§ 26; Stat. 1903, Chap. 279; Stat. 1906, Chap. 291; Stat. 1907, Chaps. 
387, 513, 560; Stat. 1908, Chaps. 480, 519; C. C, Part III., Chaps. 
53 and 54; Stat. 1909, Chaps. 221, 311, 538; Stat. 1911, Chap. 287; 
Stat. 1913, Chaps. 236, 263, 286, 592, 835, §§ 69-75; Stat. 1914, Chap. 
611; Gen. Stat. 1915, Chap. 91; Gen. Stat. 1916, Chap. 87; Gen Stat. 



POLICE DEPARTMENT. 109 

1917, Chap. 29, and Spec. Stat. 1917, Chaps. 145, 307; Gen Stat. 1919, 
Chap. 259; Spec. Stat. 1919, Chaps. 23, 93, 188; Stat. 1920, Chaps. 
6, 7, 8, 13, 68, 211; Stat. 1921, Chap. 114; Stat. 1922, Chaps. 485 
and 521, § 31.] 

Herbert A. Wilson, Police Commissioner.* Salary, $8,000. 
John H. Merrick, Secretary. Salary, $5,000. 

EXECUTIVE STAFF. 

Michael H. Crowley, Superintendent of Police. Salary, $7,000. 
Thomas C. Evans, Deputy Superintendent. Salary, $4,025. 
Forrest F. Hall, Deputy Superintendent. Salary, $4,000. 
Thomas F. Goode, Deputy Superintendent. Salary, $4,000. 
Captain George C. Garland, Special Service. Salary, $3,500. 
Captain Charles W. Searles, Property Clerk. Salary, $3,500. 
Captain Charles T. Reardon, Special Service. Salary, $3,500. 
Captain William L. Devitt, Inspector of Claims. Salary, $3,500. 
Lieutenant George W. Patterson, Inspector. Salary, $2,500. 
Lieutenant John W. Pyne, Superintendent's Clerk. Salary, $2,500. 
Lieutenant Michael C. Bresnehan, Inspector of Carriages. Salary, 

$2,500. 
Lieutenant Louis E. Lutz, Drill Master. Salary, $2,500. 
Sergeant Thomas F. J. Kavanagh, Assistant Drill Master. Salary, 

$2,300. 
Frank A. Richardson, Director of Signal Service. Salary, $3,250: 

BUREAU OF CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION. 

John R. McGarr, Chief Inspector. Salary, $3,800. 

Ainsley C. Armstrong, Captain. Salary, $3,500. 

William J. Rooney, Lieutenant Inspector. Salary, $2,525. 

Benjamin Alexander, James F. Concannon, Edward T. Conway,. 
William F. Crawford, James A. Dennessy, Timothy F. Donovan, 
John A.,Dorsey, George J. Farrell, Frederick M. Finn, Stephen 
J. Flaherty, Thomas F. Gleavy, Gustaf Gustafson, Francis P. 
Haggerty, Daniel W. Hart, John W. Kilday, Joseph F. Loughlin,. 
John F. McCarthy, Michael J. Morrissey, Thomas F. Mulvey, 
Walter M. Murphy, William H. Pelton, Henry M. Pierce, Thomas. 
A. Sheehan, John F. Mitchell, Patrick J. O'Neil, James R. Claflin, 
Michael J. Burke, James H. Egan, Thomas M. Towle, Joseph L. A. 
Cavagnaro, Lieutenant Inspectors. Salary, $2,500 each. 

POLICE DEPARTMENT. 

The Board of Police for the City of Boston, established in 1885, was 
superseded in 1906 by a single executive, the Police Commissioner. 

The City is divided into nineteen Police Districts, in each of which is a 
station-house, the headquarters of a captain and force of men. The 
Commissioner appoints a Harbor Master and assistants from the police 

* Term ends in 1927. 



110 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

force, and they receive pay in accordance with their rank in the force. 
The police steamer "Guardian," the steam launch "Watchman" and the 
gasolene boats "E. U. Curtis" and "Argus," are employed in this service. 

By Chapter 114, Acts of 1921, the annual listing now includes all women 
20 years of age and over, in addition to the men. 

On December 1, 1922, the police force numbered 1,901 (5 less than in 
1921), including 26 captains, 35 inspectors, 42 lieutenants, 135 sergeants 
1,653 patrolmen and 5 patrolwomen (a new addition to the force in 1921), 
of which 1,463 were distributed in 19 divisions, and 148 detailed for traffic 
control. There were 17 men in the signal service, whose director has 
charge of 507 signal boxes. 

Salaries: Captains, $3,500 per annum; lieut.-inspectors and lieutenants, 
$2,500; sergeants, $2,300; patrolmen, $1,400 1st year and $100 increase 
each year until $1,800 (maximum) is reached. Uniform and equipment 
are free. 

POLICE STATIONS. 

First Division, Hanover street. Arthur B. McConnell, Captain. 

Second Division, Court square. Perley S. Skillings, Captain. 

Third Division, Joy street. James McDevitt, Captain. 

Fourth Division, La Grange street. Herbert W. Goodwin, Captain. 

Fifth Division, East Dedham street. John E. Driscoll, Captain. 

Sixth Division, corner D and Athens streets, South Boston. Daniel G. 

Murphy, Captain. 
Seventh Division, corner Emmons and Paris streets, East Boston. James 

F. Hickey, Captain. 
Eighth Division (including the islands in the harbor and the harbor 

service), 521 Commercial street. Ross A. Perry, Captain and Harbor 

Master. Lieutenant Frederick J. Swendeman, Sergeants Ibri W. H. 

Curtis, William H. Rymes, Lawrence H. Dunn, Hugh F. Marston and 

Charles Carlson, Assistant Harbor Masters. 
Ninth Division, ML Pleasant avenue and Dudley street. Richard Fitz- 
gerald, Captain. 
Tenth Division, Tremont and Roxbury streets. Jeremiah F. Gallivan, 

Captain. 
Eleventh Division, corner Adams and Arcadia streets. Matthew J. 

Dailey, Captain. 
Twelfth Division, East Fourth street, near K street, South Boston. John 

J. Rooney, Captain. 
Thirteenth Division, Seaverns avenue, Jamaica Plain. Joseph Harri- 

man, Captain. Sub-station, Franklin Park, Pierpont road. 
Fourteenth Division, Washington street, junction Cambridge street, 

Brighton. Bradley C. Mason, Captain. 
Fifteenth Division, New Municipal Building, City square, Charlestown. 

Michael J. Goff, Captain. 
Sixteenth Division, Boylston street, near Hereford street. Perley C. 

Kneeland, Captain. 



DEPARTMENT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE. HI 

Seventeenth Division, Centre street, corner Hastings street, West Roxbury. 

Clinton E. Bowley, Captain. 
Eighteenth Division, 1243 Hyde Park avenue, Hyde Park. Robert E. 

Grant, Captain. 
Nineteenth Division, 870 Morton street, Dorchester. James J. Walkins, 

Captain. 
Twentieth Division (Traffic), Quincy Hall, So. Market street. Bernard 

J. Hoppe, Captain. 
House of Detention. [Stat. 1887, Chap. 234.] First floor of Court 

House, Somerset street. Mary E. Smith, Chief Matron. Salary, $1,750. 
City Prison. First floor of Court House, Somerset street. Lieutenant 

Edward H. Mullen, Keeper of the Lock-up. Salary, $2,525. Sergeants 

Thomas M. Mullen, Charles F. Bannister, Fred H. Bean, Assistant 

Keepers. 



DEPARTMENT OF THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 
Administration Building, 15 Beacon street. 
[Stat. 1875, Chap. 241; Stat. 1898, Chap. 400; Stat. 1900, Chap. 235 
Stat 1901, Chap. 448; Stat. 1903, Chap. 170; Stat. 1905, Chap. 349 
C. C, Chaps. 33 and 48; Stat. 1906, Chaps. 205, 231, 259, 318, 505 
Stat. 1907, Chaps. 295, 357, 450; Stat. 1908, Chap. 589; Stat, 1909 
Chaps. 120, 388, 446, 537, 540; Stat. 1910, Chap. 617; Stat. 1911 
Chaps. 540, 708; Stat. 1912, Chaps. 195, 569, 711; Stat. 1913, Chaps 
337, 363, 389, 615, 779; Stat. 1914, Chaps. 128, 331, 489, 730, 73S 
Gen. Stat. 1915, Chaps. 78, 81, 90, and Spec. Stat. Chaps. 189, 300, 304 
372; Spec. Stat. 1916, Chaps. 86, 88, 213, 267, 289 and Gen. Stat. Chap 
102; Gen. Stat. 1917, Chaps. 84, 169 and Spec. Stat. Chap. 146; Spec 
Stat. 1918, Chap. 132; Spec. Stat. 1919, Chaps. 132, 199, 206; Stat 
1920, Chaps. 140, 524; Stat. 1921, Chaps. 169, 351; Stat. 1922, Chaps 
273, 286.] 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 

William G. O'Hare. Term ends February, 1926. 
Frances G. Curtis. Term ends February, 1925. 
Richard J. Lane. Term ends February, 1924. 
David D. Scannell, M. D. Term ends February, 1924. 
Frederick L. Bogan, M. D. Term ends February, 1923. 

OFFICIALS. 

Frederick L. Bogan, M. D., Chairman. 

Frances G. Curtis, Treasurer. 

Thornton D. Apollonio, Secretary. Salary, $5,496. 

Jeremiah E. Burke, Superintendent.* Salary, $10,000. 

William T. Keough, Business Agent. Salary, $6,000. 

Mark B. Mulvey, Schoolhouse Custodian. Salary, $3,7S0. 

* Superintendent Burke's term ends in 1924. 



112 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



BOARD OF SUPERINTENDENTS. 

Superintendent Burke, Chairman ex-officio. 

ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENTS. 

Augustine L. Rafter. John C. Brodhead. 

Mary C. Mellyn. Arthur L. Gould. 

. William B. Snow. 
Salary, $6,000 each. 

The School Committee consists of five members, one or two elected 
annually, but no person shall be eligible for election to the Committee 
who is not an inhabitant of the City and has not been a resident thereof 
for at least three years continuously prior to the election. The members 
serve without compensation and their terms of office begin on the first 
Monday of February following their election. At each annual municipal 
election as many persons as may be necessary to fill the places of the 
member or members of the Committee whose term or terms are about to 
expire are elected for the term of three years. Vacancies are filled for the 
unexpired term at the next annual municipal election. 

The School Committee meets regularly on the first and third Mondays 
of each month, except during July and August and first week in September. 

OFFICE HOURS OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 

Frederick L. Bogan, M. D. Office hour at 1069 Boylston St., Saturdays, 

12 M. to 1 P. M. 
Frances G. Curtis. Office hour at Administration Building, 15 Beacon 

St., Fridays, 4 to 5 P. M. 
Richard J. Lane. Office hour at Room 921, 18 Tremont St., Wednesdays, 

4 to 5 P. M. 
William G. O'Hare. Office hour at Administration Building, 15 Beacon 

St., Thursdays, 4.30 to 5.30 P. M. 
David D. Scannell, M. D. Office calls by appointment either at 15 

Beacon St. or 320 Commonwealth Ave. 

office hours of superintendent of schools. 
Jeremiah E. Burke. Office hours at Administration Building, 15 Beacon 
St., Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 3 to 5 P. M.; also 
on 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month from 11.30 A. M. to 1 P. M. in 
weeks when the schools are in session. 

office hours of assistant superintendents. 
Augustine L. Rafter. Office hours at Administration Building, 15 Beacon 

St., Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4 to 5 P. M. 
Mary C. Mellyn. Office hours at Administration Building, 15 Beacon 

St., Mondays and Thursdays, 4 to 5 P. M. 



DEPARTMENT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 113 

John C. Brodhead. Office hours at Administration Building, 15 Beacon 

St., Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4 to 5 P. M. 
Arthur L. Gotjld. Office hours at Administration Building, 15 Beacon 

St., Mondays and Wednesdays, 4 to 5 P. M. 
William B. Snow. Office hours at Administration Building, 15 Beacon 

St., Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4 to 5 P. M. 

NORMAL, LATIN AND DAT HIGH SCHOOLS (16). 

Normal School. 

Boys' Latin, Girls' Latin. 

East Boston High, Charlestown High, English High (boys), Mechanic 
Arts High (boys), South Boston High, Girls' High, High School of 
Practical Arts (girls), Brighton High, High School of Commerce (boys), 
Roxbury High (girls), West Roxbury High, Dorchester High and Hyde 
Park High Schools. 

DAY INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICTS (4). 

Roxbury. — • George Putnam, Lewis. 

Dorchester. — Oliver Wendell Holmes, Frank V. Thompson. 

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICTS (68). 

East Boston. — -Chapman.! Emerson,* Blackinton-John Cheverus,f 
Samuel Adams, f Theodore Lyman,f Ulysses S. Grant.* 

Charlestown. — Harvard-Frothingham, Prescott, Warren-Bunker Hill.f 

North and West Ends. — Bowdoin,f Eliot,* Hancock,* Washington,! 
Wells.f Wendell Phillips. 

City Proper. — Abraham Lincoln,* Horace Mann, Prince, Quincy.f 

South End. — Dwight, Everett, Franklin, Rice. 

South Boston. — Bigelow,* Frederic W. Lincoln, Gaston,* John A. 
Andrew, Lawrence, Norcross,* Oliver Hazard Perry, f Shurtleff,f Thomas 
N. Hart.f 

Roxbury.— Dearborn,f Dillaway,f Dudley, Hugh O'Brien,! Hyde,t Julia 
Ward Howe, Martin, Sherwin,f William Lloyd Garrison. 

Brighton. — ■ Bennett, Thomas Gardner,f Washington Allston.f 

West Roxbury. — Agassiz, Bowditch, Charles Sumner, Francis Park- 
man, Jefferson-Comins, Longfellow, Lowell,t Robert Gould Shaw.* 

Dorchester. — Christopher Gibson,f Edmund P. Tileston,f Edward 
Everett,f Gilbert Stuart,f Henry L. Pierce,* John Marshall, John 
Winthrop,* Mary Hemenway,* Mather,f Minot, Phillips Brooks, f 
Roger Wolcott, William E. Endicott, William E. Russell. 

Hyde Park. — Elihu Greenwood,f Henry Grew. 

industrial and special schools. 
Industrial Schools. — Boston Trade School (day) with evening classes 
also.; Trade School for Girls (day) known as the "Evening Trade School" 
in the evening;^Continuation Schools (day) for employed boys and girls. 

* Intermediate school. f Includes intermediate classes. 



114 



MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



Clerical School. — For special training in Stenography, Bookkeeping 

Typewriting, English, office practice and penmanship. 
Disciplinary Day School. — For truants and other school offenders. 
School for the Deaf. — Horace Mann School. 
Day Schools for Immigrants. — For instruction in English language. 

Special Departments, 1923, With 1st Yr. and Maximum Salary. 
Educational Investigation and Measurement. Arthur W. Kallom, 

Assistant Director. ($2,556-3,276.) 
Evening Schools. Michael J. Downey, Director. ($3,540-4,500.) 
Examinations. Joel Hatheway, Chief Examiner. ($3,708-4,284.) 
Extended Use of Public Schools (i. e., School Centers). James T. 

Mulroy, Director. Salary, $3,396. 
Household Science and Arts. Josephine Morris, Director. ($2,436- 

3,396.) 
Kindergartens. Caroline D. Aborn, Director. ($2,436-3,396.) 
Licensed Minors. Timothy F. Regan, Supervisor. ($2,004-2,652.) 
Manual Arts. Theodore M. Dillaway, Director. ($3,636-3,996.) 
Music. John A. O'Shea, Director. ($3,636-3,996.) 
Penmanship. Bertha A. Connor, Director. ($2,436-3,396.) 
Physical Training. Nathaniel J. Young, Director. ($3,636-3,996.) 
Practice and Training of Teachers. Katherine L. King, Director. 

($2,436-3,396.) 
Salesmanship. Louis J. Fish, Commercial Co-ordinator. 
Special Schools and Classes. Ada M. Fitts, Director. ($2,436-3,396.) 
Vocational Guidance. Susan J. Ginn, Director. ($2,436-83,396.) 

SALARIES OF TEACHERS PER YEAR FROM SEPTEMBER 1, 1922. 



Day Schools. 



Rank. 



First 
Year. 



Yearly 
Increase. 



Maximum 
Salary. 



Normal, High and Latin 

Normal, High and Latin 

Normal, High and Latin 

Normal, High and Latin 

High and Latin 

High and Latin 

High and Latin 

High and Latin 

Elementary and Intermediate. 
Elementary and Intermediate 
Elementary and Intermediate 
Elementary and Intermediate. 
Elementary and Intermediate 
Elementary and Intermediate 
Elementary and Intermediate 

Kindergarten 

Kindergarten 



Head Master. 

Master. 

Junior Master. 

Clerical Assistant. 

First Assistant. 

Instructor. 

Assistant. 

Junior Assistant. 

Master. 

Sub-Master. 

Master's Assistant 

First Assistant. 

Assistant. 

Junior Assistant. 

Clerical Assistant. 

First Assistant. 

Assistant. 



$4,140 
2,844 
1,980 
984 
2,148 
1,980 
1,668 
1,224 
3,564 
2,004 
2,100 
2,100 
1,200 
1,224 
984 
1,632 
1,080 



$144 

144 

144 

96 

96 

144 

96 

96 

120 

120 

96 

96 



96 
96 

96 



$4,716 
3,852 
3,276 
1,272 
3,108 
2,988 
2,148 
1,416 
4,044 
3,084 
2,292 
2,196 
2,000 
1.416 
1,272 
1,824 
1,560 



Administrative Offices. 
Administration Building, 15 Beacon St. Headquarters of all officials. 
At Continuation School, Brimmer St., educational and employment 
certificates are issued daily (except Saturdays), from 8.30 A. M. to 3 P. M., 



DEPARTMENT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 115 

and on Saturdays to 1 P. M., but during July and August to 12 noon. 
Physical examination of applicants for employment certificates daily from 
9 to 10.30 A. M. 

Minors' licenses (i. e., minors under 16 years of age) to act as newsboys, 
etc., issued daily, except Saturdays, from 4 to 5 P. M., and on Saturdays 
from 9 A. M. to 1 P. M., but during July and August to 12 noon. Licenses 
are not issued during school hours. 

Attendance Officers. 
[Stat. 1913, Chap. 779, § § 12, 13.] 
These officers are appointed by the School Committee, and under their 
direction enforce the laws relating to absentees from school. They are 
also constables, serving without bonds, and the salary of the position is 
$1,680 for first year, with annual increase of $108; fixed maximum, $2,220. 
They may be found from 9 to 9.30 A. M., on the days that the schools are in 
session. 

MEDICAL INSPECTORS AND NURSES. 

Regular medical inspection of the schools was maintained from 1894 to 
1915, under the supervision of the Health Department. Beginning 
September 1, 1915, the School Committee took charge of this service, 
appointing 41 physicians, since increased to 49, with annual salary of $900. 

Chapter 357, Acts of 1907, provided for the appointment by the School 
Committee of one supervising female nurse and as many district female 
nurses as are deemed necessary. For the 71 elementary and intermediate 
school districts there are 51 nurses in the service besides the supervising 
nurse. Salaries (from Sept. 1, 1922), supervising nurse, $1,956 first year, 
with annual increase of $120, maximum at $2,196; nurses, $1,296 first year, 
with annual increase of $96, maximum at $1,584. 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION. 

In 1907 the School Committee were authorized to provide for the physical 
education and recreation of pupils, including proper apparatus and facilities 
in the buildings, yards and playgrounds under their control. 

The sum available for this branch of education is 11 cents on each $1,000 
of the City's assessed valuation, the appropriation for 1922-23 being 
$171,313. 

There are now a director, 14 instructors and 10 assistant instructors of 
physical training, also 166 playground teachers, the latter having charge 
of games, gymnastics, etc., in the 34 schoolyard playgrounds and 56 park 
playgrounds in use. 

INDUSTRIAL SCHOOLS PARTLY MAINTAINED BY STATE. 

By Chapter 471, Acts of 1911, and Chapter 106, Acts of 1912, the State 
especially encourages the establishing of Independent Industrial Schools, 
allowing financial aid for their maintenance proportionate to the amount 
raised by local taxation and expended for all public schools. Under this 



116 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

arrangement the School Committee is reimbursed by the State to the 
extent of one half the net maintenance cost of such industrial schools 
established in Boston thus far with the approval of the State Board of 
Education. By Chapter 805, Acts of 1913, Continuation Schools, for 
employed children between fourteen and sixteen years of age, were included 
under the same plan of State aid. The four schools thus maintained are 
the Boston Trade School (for Boys), day and evening, Trade School for 
Girls, day and evening, Voluntary Continuation School and Compulsory 
Continuation School. In 1921-22 the amount received from the State 
for this purpose was $156,333. 

MANUAL TRAINING ROOMS AND PRE-VOCATIONAL CENTERS. 

There are six manual training rooms located in high schools, one in 
each of the following-named districts: Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, 
East Boston, Hyde Park and West Roxbury. In addition to these there 
are seventy-seven manual training rooms located in elementary and inter- 
mediate schools, 

There are nine pre-vocational centers for boys, with outfits for classes 
in book-binding, printing, woodworking, machine-shop, electrical and 
sheet metal work. For girls there are three, with outfits for classes in 
dressmaking, cooking, printing and home management. 

SCHOOL KITCHENS AND GARDENING. 

There are five high schools offering courses in household science and arts, 
Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, Hyde Park, also High School of Prac- 
tical Arts, and sixty-two rooms fitted as kitchens and used for instruction 
in cookery. 

A director, assistant director, 45 teachers of cookery and 70 teachers of 
sewing are assigned to this Department of Household Science and Arts. 

Classes in gardening are conducted in the Brighton, Hyde Park and 
West Roxbury High schools, also in forty-nine elementary schools. 

EVENING HIGH, ELEMENTARY AND INDUSTRIAL SCHOOLS. 

There are nine evening high schools, Central, for men and boys only 
(English High Schoolhouse), Girls', Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, 
East Boston, Roxbury, South Boston and Hyde Park. These schools, 
whose sessions are on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings, from 
7.30 to 9.30, are held in the several high schoolhouses of the districts named. 
All but the Central High are commercial schools. 

There are eighteen elementary evening schools, including six branch 
schools of same in session on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings. 

Evening industrial classes are conducted in the Boston Trade School 
and four branch schools held in the Mechanic Arts, Brighton, East Boston 
and Hyde Park High schoolhouses. 

CONTINUATION SCHOOL (DAY). 

Classes for Boys' Division, with 31 instructors, are held in the Brimmer 
School on Common St. and at 278B Tremont St; for Girls' Division, with 



DEPARTMENT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 117 

20 instructors, at 25 La Grange St;, other classes, with eight instructors 
at 52 Tileston St., North End. 

All children 14 to 16 years of age employed under an employment cer- 
tificate are compelled by law to attend the school four hours per week. 

DAY SCHOOLS FOR IMMIGRANTS. 

There are twenty-four schools for immigrants where instruction in the 
English language is provided, classes being conducted daily (except Sat- 
urday) for two hours in the forenoon and the same in the afternoon. 

SUMMER REVIEW SCHOOLS. 

These supplementary schools, one high, one continuation and ten ele- 
mentary, for pupils who have been retarded in their studies, were started 
in 1914. The term is forty days, and the registration of pupils in 1921 
was 4,923. Of the elementary school pupils 78 per cent won promotion 
in 1921. 

USE OF SCHOOLHOUSES FOR SOCIAL AND CIVIC PURPOSES. 

In 1912 the School Committee were authorized by statute to allow the 
use of buildings under their control by associations and individuals (other 
than school pupils) for social, recreative and civic purposes at times when 
the schools were not in session. Under this arrangement there are now 
ten School Centers, each having a manager and largely attended on three 
evenings a week. 

The School Committee may annually appropriate for this purpose a sum 
equal to three cents on each $1,000 of the City's assessed valuation, which 
in 1922-23 amounted to $46,722. Some of the school halls are rented for 
other social meetings and entertainments and the basements of 150 school- 
houses are used by the Election Department as polling places, lighting and 
janitor service being paid for. 

PENSION AND RETIREMENT FUND FOR TEACHERS. 

The School Committee, by a majority vote of all its members, may retire 
with a pension any member of the teaching or supervising staff of the 
public day schools who has reached the age of sixty-five years, also such 
other members as are incapacitated for further efficient service. If the 
teacher retired has been employed in the public day schools for a period 
of thirty years or more, ten years of which has been in Boston, the pension 
paid amounts to one-third of the annual salary received at time of retire- 
ment, but in no case is it less than $312 nor more than $600 annually. If 
the period of service is less than thirty years, the pension is proportionally 
less. The School Committee are authorized to provide for these pensions 
by appropriating annually an amount equal to seven cents on each $1,000 
of the City's assessed valuation. The Permanent School Pension Fund 
amounted to $442,827 on February 1, 1923, and 354 retired teachers were 
receiving pensions therefrom. 



118 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

The Boston Teachers' Retirement Fund Association, started in 1900, 
is paying $120 per year to 311 annuitants and smaller sums to ten others, 
the total amount of its fund on February 1, 1923, being $737,526. At that 
date 3,360 teachers were each contributing $18 per year to this fund. 



BOSTON RETIREMENT SYSTEM, IN EFFECT FEB.' 1, 1923. 

By Chap. 521, Acts of 1922, retirement of certain City and County 
employees was provided for, with pensions based on annuity and contri- 
butory payments. Every employee in service on Feb. 1, 1923, unless 
already covered by some other pension law, shall, on the expiration of 60 
days from said date, be regarded as a member of this retirement system if 
no written notice declining such membership has meanwhile been received. 
An employee already covered by some other pension law cannot join this 
system except by waiving and renouncing all benefits enjoyed under such 
other law. All persons who become employees after Feb. 1, 1923, shall be 
members of this system and cannot receive any allowance other than 
under its provisions. 

Three separate funds are established by this retirement system, viz.: 
(1) the Annuity Savings Fund, to which shall be paid regular four-per cent 
deductions from the salaries of employees belonging; (2) the Pension 
Accumulation Fund, consisting of annual contributions by the City, 
determined by actuarial computations on the basis of mortality and serv- 
ice tables approved by the Retirement Board; (3) the Retirement 
Reserve Fund, to which, upon a member's retirement, shall be trans- 
ferred the following amounts : (a) from the Annuity Savings the accumu- 
lated deductions from the member's salary, (b) from the Pension Accu- 
mulation a sum equal to the said total deductions, (c) also from the Pen- 
sion Ace. in case of the accidental death or the retirement of a new entrant 
a sum sufficient to provide the pension payable on such account not 
covered by paragraph (b). To all members leaving the service, not by 
retirement, shall be returned from the Annuity Savings Fund the accu- 
mulated payments of such to said fund. 

A member of this retirement system who shall have attained age, 60, 
shall upon his own application be retired for superannuation within 30 
days after the filing of such application, or he may, and if a member of 
the police force he shall, upon the application of the head of his depart- 
ment be retired for superannuation by the Retirement Board. A member 
of this system who shall have attained age, 70, shall be retired for super- 
annuation within 30 days, except members of the judiciary, etc. 

Upon retirement for superannuation a member of the retirement system 
shall receive a retirement allowance consisting of: (a) an annuity which 
shall be the actuarial equivalent of his accumulated payments to the 
Annuity Fimd at the time of his retirement, (b) a pension equal to said 
annuity, (c) if a member was an employee at the time the system was 



BOSTON RETIREMENT SYSTEM. 119 

established and became a member within one year thereafter, an addi- 
tional pension having an actuarial value equivalent to twice the con- 
tributions which he would have made during his prior service had the 
system then been in operation, together with regular interest thereon. 
The total pension of any member shall not exceed one half of the average 
annual compensation received by him during the five years immediately 
preceding his retirement. 

Retirement for ordinary disability shall be made by the Retirement 
Board upon the application of the head of the department in which the 
member is employed or of the member or a person acting in his behalf, 
stating that said member is physically or mentally incapacitated for the 
performance of duty and ought to be retired; provided, that said member 
has not attained age, 60, and has had 15 or more years of service next 
preceding his application and that the Medical Board, after examination, 
shall report that said member is physically or mentally incapacitated 
for the performance of duty and that he should be retired. Upon retire- 
ment for ordinary disability a member shall receive a retirement allow- 
ance consisting of: (a) an annuity wh'ch shall be the actuarial equivalent 
of his accumulated payments to the Annuity Fund at the time of his 
retirement, (6) a pension equal to said annuity but not to exceed 90 per 
cent of the pension that would have been provided at age, 60, (c) an 
additional pension of such an amount as would together with the pension 
under (b) make up a total pension of 90 per cent of the pension that would 
have been provided had he remained without further change of compensa- 
tion in the service until he reached age, 60, and retired. 

Retirement for accidental disability, that is because of an accident 
occurring during performance of duty and not the result of contributory 
negligence, is provided for by an extra pension allowance, the whole to be 
equal to three-fourths of the annual salary received at time of accident. 
Death benefits are also granted to the dependents of members fatally 
injured in the service. The Retirement Board constituted by this law 
numbers three persons, viz., the City Treasurer (the permanent member), 
one person appointed by the Mayor and the third chosen by the other two, 
the term of the last two being four years. The Medical Board, needed to 
decide all questions relating to members' disability, consists of three 
physicians, viz., a surgeon, a medical practitioner and a neurologist, to 
be appointed by the Boston City Hospital Trustees on nominations made 
by the senior medical staff of said hospital. 

Pensions and annuities are payable in equal monthly instalments. 
The foregoing statement presents the outstanding features of the Boston 
Retirement Act, which consists of 34 sections, was enacted in June, 1922, 
accepted by City Coimcil on Aug. 7 by vote of 6 to 3, and approved by 
Mayor on Aug. 22. The Mayor's appointee for the Retirement Board 
is Wilfred J. Doyle, Assistant City Clerk, who serves as chairman, while 
the third member, J. George Herlihy, Chief Clerk of the Schoolhouse 
Dept., serves as secretary. 



120 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



CITY RECORD. 
[Stat. 1909, Chap. 486, §§ 29, 30; Ord. 1922, Chap. 9.] 

In accordance with the amended City Charter of 1909, the official weekly 
publication of the City, with the title, City Record, was re-established in 
that year, the size of the page, typography, etc., being similar to the form 
adopted by the Statistics Department, under whose management the 
first City Record was issued during the years 1898, 1899 and to May 8, 
1900, at which time it was discontinued. 

The paper is now issued under the direction of the Mayor, who appoints 
the editor (see p. 35) while the business details are in charge of the Acting 
Secretary of the Statistics Dept. (see p. 88) who is Business Agent of the 
City Record. The number of paid subscriptions received in the year end- 
ing Jan. 31, 1923, was 1,111 or 274 more than in the year preceding. The 
actual receipts in 1922-23 amounted to $9,667, to which should be added 
$11,183, for uncollected revenue due, making a total credit for the year 
1922 of $20,850, the maximum thus far. 



CITY ORDINANCES. 121 



ORDINANCES ENACTED BY THE 
CITY COUNCIL. 



Revised Ordinances of 1914. 



13th Revision (Latest). 

In pursuance of a vote of the City Council on August 24, 1914, the work 
of revising and consolidating the City Ordinances was undertaken by the 
Corporation Counsel and his associates of the Law Department, assisted 
by the Assistant City Clerk. On November 16, 1914, a draft of the 
completed revision up to date was submitted to the Committee on Ordi- 
nances, who arranged to have printed an appendix thereto showing the 
amendments and eliminations in the Ordinances of 1898 (12th Revision) 
and subsequent ordinances, also where the same have been repealed or 
rendered obsolete by statute. 

On December 21, 1914, the City Council, by unanimous vote, enacted 
the Revised Ordinances of 1914,* consisting of 41 chapters with titles as 
follows: 

Chapter 1, General Provisions — Ch. 2, the Mayor — Ch. 3, Officers 
and Boards — Ch. 4, Art Department — Ch. 5, Assessing Dept. — Ch. 
6, Auditing Dept. — Ch. 7, Boston Infirmary Dept. — Ch. 8, Building 
Dept., with sub-titles, viz. : Board of Appeal and Board of Examiners — 
Ch. 9, Cemetery Dept.— Ch. 10, Childrens' Institutions Dept.— Ch. 11, 
City Clerk Dept.— Ch. 12, City Planning Dept.— Ch. 13, Collecting Dept. 
— Ch. 14, Consumptives' Hospital Dept. — Ch. 15, Election Dept. — Ch. 
16, Fire Dept.— Ch. 17, Health Dept.— Ch. 18, Hospital Dept.— Ch. 19, 
Institutions Registration Dept. — Ch. 20, Law Dept. — Ch. 21, Library 
Dept.— Ch. 22, Market Dept.— Ch. 23, Overseeing of the Poor Dept.— 
Ch. 24, Park and Recreation Dept. — Ch. 25, Penal Institutions Dept. — 
Ch. 26, Printing Dept.— Ch. 27, Public Buildings Dept.— Ch. 28, Public 
Works Dept.— Ch. 29, Registry Dept.— Ch. 30, Schoolhouse Dept.— Ch. 
31, Sinking Funds Dept.— Ch. 32, Soldiers' Relief Dept.— Ch. 33, Statistics 
Dept.— Ch. 34, Street Laying-Out Dept.— Ch. 35, Supply Dept.— Ch. 
36, Treasury Dept. — Ch. 37, Weights and Measures Dept. — Ch. 38, 
Wire Dept. — Ch. 39, Regulations Affecting Certain Trades — Ch. 40, 
Prohibitions and Penalties — Ch. 41, Miscellaneous Provisions. 

The 13th is the latest revision. 

* Copies may be obtained at office of City Messenger, 55 City Hall, 50 
cents each. 



122 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Enacted in the Municipal Year 1915-16. 



CHAPTER 1. 

CONCEKNING THE QUARANTINE SERVICE. 

All the powers and duties of the board of health, relative to the main- 
tenance of the quarantine service for the port of Boston, shall be abolished 
upon the date of the execution of a lease by the City of Boston to the 
United States of America of all property used in the said service.* 

[Approved by Mayor, March SO, 1915. 



CHAPTER 2. 
Concerning the City Planning Department. 

Chapter twelve of the Revised Ordinances of 1914 is hereby amended 
in section four by striking out the word "three" and inserting in place 
thereof the word "five," so that said section, as amended, shall read as 
follows: 

Section 4- The board shall serve without pay, and may expend, for the 
salary of its secretary and for such other expenses as may be necessary 
in the performance of its duties, a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars 
per annum. [Approved by Mayor, April 10, 1915. 



CHAPTER 3. 
Concerning Hawkers and Peddlers. 

Chapter forty of the Revised Ordinances of 1914 is hereby amended in 
section nineteen of said chapter by striking out the whole of said section 
and inserting in place thereof the following: 

Section 19. No person shall hawk or peddle any fruits or vegetables 
or any of the articles enumerated in chapter 345 of the Acts of 1906 
and acts in amendment thereof or in addition thereto, until he has been 
assigned a number by the health commissioner, and until he has recorded 
with said commissioner his name and residence and, if he hawks or peddles 
articles which are sold by weight or measure, a certificate from the sealer 
of weights and measures that all weights, measures and balances to be 
used by him have been properly inspected and sealed. The presence of 
unsealed weights or measures on the team, cart or person of such hawker 
or peddler shall terminate permission to hawk or peddle under such 
registration. 

* Lease approved by the City Council May 24, 1915, talcing effect 
June 1, 1915. 



CITY ORDINANCES OF 1915-16. 123 

No person shall hawk or peddle any fruits or vegetables until he has 
obtained a license therefor from the health commissioner, unless he is 
engaged in the pursuit of agriculture or unless such articles are the product 
of his own labor or of the labor of his family. 

The health commissioner is hereby authorized to grant licenses to hawk 
or peddle fruits and vegetables to persons who have complied with the 
foregoing requirements, such licenses to be for the term of one year from 
the date of issue, and to charge therefor a license fee of five dollars per 
annum. 

The foregoing provisions shall not apply to minors licensed by the mayor 
and city council, unless such minors hawk or peddle fruits or vegetables. 

[Approved by Mayor, October 20, 1915. 



CHAPTER 4. 
Concerning Hawkers and Peddlers. 
Chapter 40 of the Revised Ordinances of 1914 is hereby amended in 
section 21 by striking out the whole of said section and inserting in place 
thereof the following: 

Section 21. No hawker or peddler shall carry or convey articles 
enumerated in chapter 345 of the Acts of 1906 and acts in amendment 
thereof or in addition thereto, in a manner tending to injure or disturb the 
public health or comfort, or except in vehicles or receptacles which are 
neat and clean and do not leak, and which have printed on them in letters 
and figures at least two inches in height the name of the person selling and 
the number given him by the health commissioner, and which are approved 
monthly by the health commissioner. 

[Approved by Mayor, November 15, 1915. 



CHAPTER 5. 
Concerning Salaries of First Assistant Assessors. 
Section five of chapter three of the Revised Ordinances of 1914 is hereby 
amended in the clause establishing the salaries of assessors by striking out 
the words "The first assistant assessors, each ten dollars per day for street 
work, not to exceed forty days, and six hundred dollars for office work, 
including investigation of supplementary assessments in accordance with 
chapter 400, Acts of 1901," and inserting in place thereof the following: 
"The first assistant assessors, each six hundred dollars for street work and 
preparation therefor, and six hundred dollars for services on dooming 
board and for work on abatements and investigations." 
This ordinance shall take effect April 1, 1916. 

[Approved by Mayor, February 5, 1916. 



124 municipal register. 

Enacted in the Municipal Year 1916-17. 



CHAPTER 1. 

Concerning the Use of Streets. 

Section 36 of chapter 40 of the Revised Ordinances of 1914 is hereby 
amended by adding thereto the following words: "but nothing in this 
section shall be construed to curtail, abridge, or limit the right or oppor- 
tunity of any person to exercise the right of peaceful persuasion guaranteed 
by Statutes 1913, chapter 690, or to curtail, abridge, or limit the intend- 
ment of any statute of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts," so that said 
section shall read as follows: 

Section 86. No person shall, in a street, unreasonably obstruct the 
free passage of foot-travellers, or wilfully and unreasonably saunter or 
loiter for more than seven minutes after being directed by a police officer 
to move on, but nothing in this section shall be construed to curtail, 
abridge, or limit the right or opportunity of any person to exercise the 
right of peaceful persuasion guaranteed by Statutes 1913, chapter 690, 
or to curtail, abridge, or limit the intendment of any statute of the Com- 
monwealth of Massachusetts. [Approved by Mayor, March 9, 1916. 



CHAPTER 2. 

Concerning Agent Under Workmen's Compensation Act. 
The salary and expenses of the person designated to act as the agent 
for the payment of workmen's compensation under chapter 244 of the 
General Acts of 1915 shall be chargeable to the appropriation for the 
Reserve Fund. [Approved by Mayor, March 21, 1916. 



CHAPTER 3. 

Concerning Certain Items of City Income. 

Section six of chapter six of the Revised Ordinances of 1914 is hereby 
amended by striking out in the last three lines of said section the words 
"and shall add such amount to the several appropriations for the divisions 
furnishing such materials, tools, or machinery," and inserting in place 
thereof the words "and shall credit such amount to the general revenue of 
the city, unless such materials, tools or machinery have been furnished 
by the water service, in which case the amount charged shall be credited 
to the water income." 

Section one of chapter twenty-eight of the Revised Ordinances of 1914 
is hereby amended by striking out in lines 33, 34 and 35 of said section the 
words "all moneys so received to be used in paying the expenses incurred 
by the department in such removal." 



CITY ORDINANCES OF 1916-17. 125 

Section nine of chapter twenty-eight of the Revised Ordinances of 1914 
is hereby amended by striking out of said section the last paragraph,, 
which reads as follows: "All amounts paid to the city under the provisions 
of this section shall be credited to, and used as a part of, the appropriation 
for the public works department." 

[Approved by Mayor, March 28, 1916. 



CHAPTER 4. 

To Prevent Unnecessary Noise in the Vicinity of Hospitals. 

Section 1. The Commissioner of Public Works shall, at the request 
of the hospital authorities, place and maintain a sign or signs displaying 
the words, "Warning! Hospital — Make No Noise" at such points 
as he may determine on public streets and places in the vicinity of hospitals 
accommodating more than fifty patients. No foot traveler, driver of 
a vehicle, motorman of a street car or operator of a motor vehicle shall 
make any unnecessary noise in the vicinity of such hospitals so as to 
unreasonably disturb patients therein. 

Sect. 2. Any person violating the provisions of this ordinance shall 
be subject to a penalty not exceeding twenty dollars for each offence. 

Sect. 3. This ordinance shall take effect on the first day of June, 
nineteen hundred and sixteen. [Approved by Mayor, April 22, 1916. 



CHAPTER 5. 
Concerning the City Planning Department. 

Chapter twelve of the Revised Ordinances of 1914, as amended by chap- 
ter two of the Ordinances of 1915, is hereby further amended in section four 
by striking out the words " five thousand" and inserting in place thereof the 
words "seven thousand five hundred," so that said section, as amended, 
shall read as follows: 

Section 4- The board shall serve without pay, and may expend for the 
salary of its secretary and for such other expenses as may be necessary in 
the performance of its duties, a sum not exceeding seven thousand five 
hundred dollars per annum. [Approved by Mayor, August 3, 1916. 



CHAPTER 6. 

Concerning the Salary of the Chief Officer at the County Jail. 
Chapter three of the Revised Ordinances of 1914 is hereby amended in 
section six, in the clause establishing the salary of the chief officer con- 
nected with the county jail, by striking out the words "eighteen hundred 
dollars," and inserting in place thereof the words "two thousand dollars."" 

[Approved by Mayor, August 11, 1916. 



126 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

CHAPTER 7. 
Concerning the Use of the Sinking Funds. 

Section 1. Section two of chapter thirty-one of the Revised Ordinances 
of 1914 is hereby amended by striking out said section and substituting 
therefor the following new section: 

Sect. 2. Whenever the amount of any sinking fund exceeds the entire 
amount of the debt for the payment of which it was established, the com- 
missioners shall use the surplus for the purchase and cancellation of any out- 
standing bonds of the city; and whenever the amount of any sinking fund 
is greater than is required with its accumulations to meet its debt at matu- 
rity the surplus of such amount may be used by the commissioners to obtain 
and cancel any part of such debt." The proceeds of all sales of land and 
buildings, other than school lands, shall be applied by the commissioners to 
the reduction and cancellation of any part of any outstanding debt of the 
city. [Approved by Mayor, November 10, 1916. 



CHAPTER 8. 
Establishing the Municipal Standard and City Flag. 

Section 1. The municipal standard of the city of Boston, which is 
hereby established, shall be made of silk of the colors designated, namely : 
Continental blue and buff, and shall be five feet in length and three and 
one half feet in width, or in proportion thereto. Provided, that a city flag 
of like design and colors may be made of bunting for outdoor display, the 
size of such bunting flag to depend upon the place of display. The body 
of the standard shall be blue, as specified, with the official city seal embroid- 
ered in the center; and two rings of white shall encircle the seal. The 
reverse of the municipal standard shall bear a representation of the Tri- 
mountain. The city flag shall have no reverse except the seal showing 
through the bunting, the seal to be painted on or woven in the fabric. The 
municipal standard shall have a fringe of Continental buff; the city flag 
to be without fringe. 

Sect. 2. The colors herein specified shall be the official colors for the 
city of Boston, namely: Continental blue and Continental buff. 

Sect. 3. The city flag shall be displayed on City Hall and may be dis- 
played on Boston Common on occasions when the national flag is ordered 
displayed. 

Sect. 4. The municipal standard of silk may be carried or displayed in 
parades, at reviews, and on other official occasions when the mayor is 
present and when directed by him. Boston organizations may have copies 
of the municipal standard on approval by the mayor. 

Sect. 5. Neither the municipal standard nor the city flag nor any repro- 
duction shall be used for any commercial purpose, and no advertising 
device shall be placed upon it or used in connection with it; and the 



CITY ORDINANCES OF 1917-18. 127 

municipal flag or standard shall not be used for any purpose not author- 
ized by this ordinance, except with the permission of the Mayor. 

Sect. 6. Any person violating any provision of section five of this 
ordinance shall be punished by a fine not exceeding twenty dollars for each 
offence, and not only the person actually doing the prohibited thing, but 
also his employer and every other person concerned in so doing shall be 
punished by such fine. 

Sect. 7. The city messenger shall be custodian of the municipal standard 
and of the city flags that are the property of the city. 

Sect. 8. This ordinance shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approvedby Mayor, January SO, 1917. 



Enacted in the Municipal Year 1917-18. 



CHAPTER i. 

Concerning the Salaries of Officers at the County Jail. 

Section six of chapter three of the Revised Ordinances of 1914, as 
amended by chapter six of the Ordinances of 1916, is hereby further 
amended by striking out the whole of said section, and inserting in place 
thereof the following: 

Section 7. The officers of the County of Suffolk shall be paid the sala- 
ries and allowances provided by law. 

The officers connected with the county jail shall be paid annual sala- 
ries as follows: 

The chief officer, twenty-one hundred dollars. 

The physician appointed by the sheriff, fifteen hundred dollars. 

The steward, the first inside officer, and the clerk, each fourteen hundred 
and fifty dollars. 

The second and third inside officers, each thirteen hundred and fifty 
dollars. 

The other regularly employed officers, each thirteen hundred dollars. 

The watchmen and other necessary assistants, each twelve hundred 
dollars. [Approved by Mayor, June 12, 1917. 



CHAPTER 2. 
Concerning the Removal of Refuse. 
Section 1. Section one of chapter twenty-eight of the Revised Ordi- 
nances of 1914, as amended by chapter three of the Ordinances of 1916, 
is hereby further amended by inserting after the word "watered" in the 
tenth line of said section, the following words: "shall remove and dispose 



128 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

of, at the expense of the public works department, all refuse from buildings 
occupied by the city except those under the control of the school com- 
mittee." 

Sect. 2. This ordinance shall take effect February 1, 1918. 

[Approved by Mayor, July 24, 1917. 



CHAPTER 3. 
Establishing the Budget Department. 

Section 1. There shall be a budget department under the charge of 
a budget commissioner who shall, under the direction of the Mayor, pre- 
pare in segregated form the annual and all supplementary budgets to be 
submitted by the Mayor to the City Council. The commissioner shall 
further prepare under the direction of the Mayor the form of estimate 
sheets to be used by each officer, board, commission and department, and 
each division of a department for which the city appropriates money, and 
shall also prepare the form of monthly report of such officer, board, com- 
mission and department and each division thereof, showing expenditures 
to date of all appropriations by item, and shall report to the Mayor on 
all subsequent revisions of the items in the budget. 

Sect. 2. Section five of chapter three of the Revised Ordinances of 
nineteen hundred and fourteen is hereby amended by inserting at the end 
of the clause fixing the salaries of the assessors, the following words — The 
budget commissioner, five thousand dollars. 

[Approved by Mayor, July 24, 1917. 



CHAPTER 4. 
Concerning the Hours of Labor op Firemen. 

Section 1. Chapter sixteen of the Revised Ordinances of 1914 is hereby 
amended in section one by striking out the whole of said section, and 
inserting in place thereof the following: Section 1. The fire department 
shall be under the charge of the fire commissioner, who shall exercise the 
powers and perform the duties provided by statute; and shall appoint a 
chief of department, deputy chiefs, district chiefs, engineers, and other 
firemen, whose hours of labor for the city shall not exceed two days out of 
three, and who shall be allowed for meals during the two days on duty 
three periods of one hour each. 

Sect. 2. This ordinance shall take effect on the first day of February, 
1918. [Approved by Mayor, August 22, 1917. 



CHAPTER 5. 
Concerning the Trade op Bootblacktng. 
No female minor sixteen years of age or over shall engage in the trade of 
bootblacking, and no person shall employ any such female minor in such 
trade. [Approved by Mayor, December 24, 1917 . 



CITY ORDINANCES OF 1918-19. 129 

CHAPTER 6. 

Concerning the Salary of the City Clerk and op the Assistant 

City Clerk. 

Section 1. Chapter three of the Revised Ordinances of 1914 is hereby 
amended in section five, in the clause establishing the salary of the city 
clerk and of the assistant city clerk, by striking out the words "five 
thousand" and inserting in place thereof the words "six thousand," and 
by striking out the words "thirty-eight hundred" and inserting in place 
thereof the words "forty-five hundred." 

Sect. 2. This ordinance shall take effect beginning with the first day 
of January, 1918. [Approved by Mayor, December SI, 1917. 



Enacted in the Municipal Year 1918-19. 



CHAPTER l. 

Concerning Junk and Second Hand Articles. 
Section 1. Section ninety of chapter forty of the Revised Ordinances 
of 1914 is hereby amended by adding after the word "person," in the. 
eighth line, the words "or junk collector." 

[Approved by Mayor, April 17, 1918. 



CHAPTER 2. 
Concerning the Salaries op Officers at the County Jail. 

Section six of chapter three of the Revised Ordinances of 1914, as 
amended by chapter six of the ordinances of 1916 and chapter one of the 
ordinances of 1917, is hereby further amended by striking out the whole 
of said section, and inserting in place thereof the following: 

Section 6. The officers of the county of Suffolk shall be paid the salaries 
and allowances provided by law. 

The officers connected with the county jail shall be paid salaries, as 
follows: 

The chief officer, twenty-one hundred dollars per annum. 

The physician appointed by the sheriff, fifteen hundred dollars per 
annum. 

The steward, the first inside officer and the clerk, each fourteen hundred 
and fifty dollars per annum. 

The second and third inside officers, each thirteen hundred and fifty 
dollars per annum. 

The other regularly employed officers, each thirteen hundred dollars 
per annum. 



130 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

The assistant clerk, twelve hundred dollars per annum. 
The watchmen and other necessary assistants, each twelve hundred 
dollars per annum. 

The watchman-engineer in charge, thirty dollars per week. 
The watchmen-engineers, each twenty-eight dollars per week. 

[Approved by Mayor, May 29, 1918. 



CHAPTER 3. 

. Establishing the Transit Department. 

Section 1. The transit department shall be under the charge of a board 
of three commissioners appointed by the mayor, for the term of one year 
each. The chairman shall be designated by the mayor and shall receive 
a salary of five thousand dollars a year. The other members shall serve 
without pay. The board shall appoint a secretary, engineers, subordinates 
and employees, define their powers and duties, and fix the amount of their 
compensation. 

Sect. 2. The board shall exercise the powers and perform the duties 
formerly exercised and performed by the Boston Transit Commission, as 
defined by chapter 185 of the special acts of the year 1918. 

[Approved by Mayor, July 2, 1918. 



Enacted in the Municipal Year 1919-20. 



CHAPTER 1. 



Concerning the Salaries of the Deputy Sealers of Wei ghts and 

Measures. 

Section 1. Chapter three of the Revised Ordinances of 1919 is hereby 

amended in section five in the clause establishing the salaries of the deputy 

sealers of weights and measures, by striking out the words "sixteen 

hundred" and inserting in place thereof the words "seventeen hundred." 

Sect. 2. This ordinance shall take effect beginning with May 30, 1919. 

[Approved by Mayor, June 10, 1919. 



CHAPTER 2. 

Consolidating the Wire Department With the Fire Department. 
Section 1. The wire department is hereby consolidated with and made 
a part of the fire department, and the subordinates and employees of the 
wire department are hereby transferred to the wire division of the fire 
department hereinafter created. The fire commissioner shall exercise the 
powers and perform the duties conferred and imposed by law upon the wire 
commissioner. The powers, duties and appropriations of the wire depart- 
ment are hereby transferred to the fire department. 



CITY ORDINANCES OF 1919-20. 131 

Sect. 2. The fire commissioner shall establish in the fire department a 
division to be known as the wire division, and the wire division shall be in 
charge of a deputy appointed by the fire commissioner, who under the 
direction of the fire commissioner shall carry out the provisions and require- 
ments of law relating to wires and electrical appliances and the inspection 
of wires in the city of Boston. The salary of the deputy shall be fixed by 
the fire commissioner, subject to the approval of the mayor. 

Sect. 3. The hours of labor prescribed for, and the periods for meals 
allowed to, firemen under the provisions of chapter sixteen of the Revised 
Ordinances of 1914, as amended by chapter four of the Ordinances of 1917, 
shall not apply to the deputy, subordinates and employees of the wire 
division of the fire department herein created. 

Sect. 4. Chapter three of the Revised Ordinances of 1914 is hereby 
amended in section five in the clause establishing the salary of the fire 
commissioner by striking out the words "five thousand" and inserting in 
place thereof the words "seventy-five hundred." 

Sect. 5. Chapter thirty-eight of the Revised Ordinances of 1914 is 
hereby repealed. 

[Approved by Mayor, June 10, 1919. 



CHAPTER 3. 

Concerning the Licensing and Regulation of Jitneys. 

Repealed in 1921, 

Chap. 6, Ord. 1921-22 being substituted. 



CHAPTER 4. 

Concerning the Licensing and Regulations op Jitneys. 

Repealed in 1921, 

Chap. 6, Ord. 1921-22 being substituted. 



CHAPTER 5. 

Concerning the Salaries op Officers at the County Jail. 

Section six of chapter three of the Revised Ordinances of 1914, as amended 
by chapter six of the Ordinances of 1916, and chapter one of the Ordinances 
of 1917 and chapter two of the Ordinances of 1918, is hereby further 
amended by striking out the whole of said section, and inserting in place 
thereof the following: 

Section 6. The officers of the county of Suffolk shall be paid the salaries 
and allowances provided by law. 

The officers connected with the county jail shall be paid salaries, as 
follows: The chief officer, twenty-three hundred and ten dollars per 
annum. The physician appointed by the sheriff, sixteen hundred and fifty 



132 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

dollars per annum. The first inside officer and the clerk, each fifteen hun- 
dred and ninety-five dollars per annum. The steward, fifteen hundred 
and seventy dollars per annum. The second, third and fourth inside officers, 
each fourteen hundred dollars per annum. The other regularly employed 
officers, each fourteen hundred dollars per annum. The assistant clerk, 
twelve hundred dollars per annum. The watchman and other necessary 
assistants each thirteen hundred and twenty dollars per annum. The 
watchman-engineer in charge, thirty-seven dollars per week. The watch- 
men-engineers operating, thirty-three dollars per week. 

[Approved by Mayor, October 8, 1919. 



CHAPTER 6. 

Concerning the Salary op the Superintendent op Supplies. 

Chapter three of the Revised Ordinances of 1914 is hereby amended in 
section five in the clause establishing the salary of the superintendent of 
supplies by striking out the word "three" and inserting in place thereof 
the word "six." [Approved by Mayor, January 81, 1920. 



Enacted in the Municipal Year 1920-21. 



CHAPTER 1. 

Concerning the Salaries op the First Assistant Assessors. 

Section five of chapter three of the Revised Ordinances of 1914, as 
amended by chapter five of the Ordinances of 1915, is hereby further 
amended in the clause establishing the salaries of assessors by striking out 
the words "the first assistant assessors, each six hundred dollars for street 
work and preparation therefor, and six hundred dollars for services on 
dooming board and for work on abatements and investigation," and insert- 
ing in place thereof the following: "The first assistant assessors, each seven 
hundred and fifty dollars for street work and preparation therefor, and 
seven hundred and fifty dollars for services on dooming board and for work 
on abatements and investigations." 

This ordinance shall take effect April 1, 1920. 

[Approved by Mayor, April 14, 1920. 



CHAPTER 2. 
Concerning the Salaries of the Deputy Sealers of Weights ani> 

Measures. 
Section 1. Chapter three of the Revised Ordinances of 1914 is hereby 
amended in section five by striking out the clause establishing the salaries 
of the sealers of weights and measures and substituting the following 
clause: The sealer of weights and measures, three thousand dollars, and 
the twelve deputy sealers of weights and measures each such salary not 



CITY ORDINANCES OF 1920-21. 133 

exceeding nineteen hundred dollars and not less than sixteen hundred 
dollars as may be fixed by the sealer of weights and measures with the 
approval of the mayor. 

Sect. 2. This ordinance shall take effect beginning with April 2, 1920. 

[Approved by Mayor, April 14, 1920. 



CHAPTER 3. 

Concerning the Salaries of Officers at the County Jail. 

Section six of chapter three of the Revised Ordinances of 1914, as 
amended by chapter six of the Ordinances of 1916, and chapter one of 
the Ordinances of 1917, and chapter two of the Ordinances of 1918, and 
chapter five of the Ordinances of 1919, is hereby further amended by 
striking out the whole of said section and inserting in place thereof the 
following: 

Section 6. The officers of the county of Suffolk shall be paid the salaries 
and allowances provided by law. 

The officers connected with the county jail shall be paid salaries, as 
follows : 

The chief officer, twenty-five hundred dollars per annum. The physi- 
cian appointed by the sheriff, eighteen hundred dollars per annum. The 
chief clerk, seventeen hundred dollars per annum. The assistant clerk, 
fourteen hundred dollars per annum. The first inside officer, eighteen 
hundred dollars per annum. The steward, eighteen hundred dollars per 
annum. The second, third and fourth inside officers, each sixteen hundred 
dollars per annum. The five regularly employed officers, each sixteen 
hundred dollars per annum. All other officers and necessary assistants, 
each fifteen hundred dollars per annum. The watchman-engineer in charge, 
forty dollars per week. The watchmen-engineers operating, thirty-six 
dollars per week. The matron, one thousand dollars per annum. The first 
assistant matron, nine hundred dollars per annum. The five assistant 
matrons, each seven hundred dollars per annum. Two chaplains, each 
six hundred and sixty dollars per annum. One chaplain, two hundred 
and sixty-four dollars per annum. [Approved by Mayor, April 14, 1920. 



CHAPTER 4. 

Concerning the Licensing and Regulation of Jitneys. 

Repealed in 1921, 
Chap. 6, Ord. 1921-22 being substituted. 



CHAPTER 5. 

Concerning the Salaries of Officers at the County Jail. 
Chapter three of the Ordinances of 1920, relative to the salaries of 
officers at the County Jail, is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof 
the following words: "This ordinance shall take effect April 1, 1920." 

[Approved by Mayor, May 6, 1920. 



134 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

CHAPTER 6. 

Concerning Sweeping of Sidewalks. 

Chapter forty of the Revised Ordinances of 1914 is hereby amended in 
section forty by adding at the end of said section the following words: 

Nor shall any person between the hours of eight o'clock a. m. and seven 
o'clock p. m., in that portion of the City Proper lying north and east of 
Kneeland, Eliot, Charles, Beacon, Bowdoin, Green and Leverett streets, 
sweep any sidewalk unless such sidewalk is in such condition that dust will 
not be raised by such sweeping. [Approved by Mayor, June 16, 1920. 



CHAPTER 7. 
Establishing the Institutions Department. 

Section 1. The penal institutions department, the Boston infirmary 
department, the children's institutions department and the institutions 
registration department are hereby abolished. All the rights, powers, 
duties and obligations of the said departments and of any officer, board or 
member thereof, are hereby transferred to and shall hereafter be exercised 
and performed by the institutions department established by this ordinance 
which shall be the lawful successor of the said departments. All em- 
ployees of the said departments shall as temporary appointees of the 
institutions department continue to perform their usual duties upon 
the same terms and conditions as heretofore until removed, appointed to 
positions in accordance with the provisions of this ordinance, or trans- 
ferred to other departments. 

Sect. 2. The institutions department shall be under the supervision 
and control of a commissioner to be known as the commissioner of insti- 
tutions who shall be appointed by the mayor in accordance with the pro- 
visions governing appointments in chapter 486 of the Acts of 1909 and 
acts in amendment thereof, and who shall receive an annual salary of 
$7,500. 

Sect. 3. The commissioner shall be the executive and administrative 
head of the department and may organize said department in such divi- 
sions as he may find necessary for its proper conduct. 

Sect. 4. The mayor, subject to the provisions of Special Acts 1919, 
chapter 222, section 2, may appoint, and fix the compensation of, not 
more than two deputy commissioners, who shall act directly under the 
commissioner of institutions and perform such duties as the said com- 
missioner shall direct. 

Sect. 5. So much of this ordinance as relates to the appointment of 
the commissioner of institutions shall take effect upon its passage; all 
other provisions shall take effect when such appointment becomes opera- 
tive. All ordinances and parts of ordinances inconsistent herewith are 
hereby repealed. [Approved by Mayor, August 25, 1920. 



CITY ORDINANCES OF 1923-21. 135 



CHAPTER 8. 

Concerning the Salary op the Soldiers' Relief Commissioner. 

Section 1. Chapter three of the Revised Ordinances of nineteen 
hundred and fourteen is hereby amended in section five in the clause 
establishing the salary of the soldiers' relief commissioner by striking out 
the words "thirty-five hundred" and inserting in place thereof the words 
"five thousand." 

Sect. 2. The salary of five thousand dollars to be received by John E. 
Gilman, the present soldiers' relief commissioner, shall be so allowed 
from August first, nineteen hundred and twenty. 

[Approved by Mayor, August 25, 1920. 



CHAPTER 9. 

Concerning the Salary op the Superintendent of Printing. 

Chapter three of the Revised Ordinances of 1914, is hereby amended 
in section five, in the clause establishing the salary of the superintendent 
of printing, by striking out the words "four thousand dollars" and insert- 
ing in place thereof the words "five thousand dollars." 

[Approved by Mayor, September 8, 1920. 



CHAPTER 10. 

Concerning Fees for Builders' Licenses. 

Section 1. Section 8 of chapter 8 of the Revised Ordinances of 1914 is 
hereby amended by striking out said section and substituting the follow- 
ing: 

Section 8. The board shall issue a license to each person so certified by 
the board to the building commissioner. All licenses hereafter issued, or 
issued less than one year prior to the passage of this ordinance, shall 
expire in one year from the date of issuance; and all licenses issued more 
than one year prior to the passage of this ordinance shall expire on the 
date in the year 1921, corresponding to the date in the year of issuance. 
The board may renew a license upon any expiration thereof, for the 
further period of one year from the date of renewal, with or without re- 
examination, as the board may determine. The fees to be paid to the 
board for such licenses and renewals shall be as follows : 

New license, five (5) dollars; and each yearly renewal thereof two (2) 
dollars. 

The first renewal of a license heretofore granted, five (5) dollars; and 
each yearly renewal thereof two (2) dollars. 

Special license, one (1) dollar. 

The fees received by the board shall be paid to the city collector at 
least once a week. • [Approved by Mayor, September 22, 1920. 



136 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

CHAPTER 11. 
Concerning Itinerant Vendors' Licenses. 

Section 1. Every itinerant vendor, whether principal or agent, author- 
ized by state license to do business in this commonwealth, before making 
any sales of goods, wares and merchandise in the city of Boston, shall 
make application for a local license to the city clerk stating the names, 
residences and places of business of the owners or parties in whose interest 
said business is conducted, and shall at the same time file with the city 
clerk a true statement, under oath, of the average quantity and value of 
the stock of goods, wares, and merchandise kept or intended to be kept or 
exposed by him for sale. The city clerk shall submit said statement to 
the assessors who shall forthwith make an examination and valuation of 
such goods, wares and merchandise and transmit a certificate thereof to the 
city clerk. 

Sect. 2. Upon the payment of a fee equivalent to the taxes assessable 
under the last preceding tax levy upon an amount of property equal to the 
valuation certified by the board of assessors as provided for in section one 
of this ordinance, the city clerk shall issue to the itinerant vendor a license 
authorizing the sale of such goods, wares and merchandise within the city 
of Boston. Such license shall remain in force so long as the licensee shall 
continuously keep and expose for sale in the city of Boston such stock of 
goods, wares and merchandise, but not later than the first day of May 
following its date of issuance. Every itinerant vendor licensed under this 
ordinance shall also execute a bond to the city of Boston in the sum of 
1500, with two sufficient sureties, conditioned for faithful observance of 
this ordinance. 

Sect. 3. Every itinerant vendor who is granted a license under the pro- 
visions of this ordinance shall exhibit the same at all times, while in force, 
in some conspicuous part of the place of business for which it is issued. 

Sect. 4. The term "itinerant vendor" for the purposes of this ordi- 
nance shall be the same as defined in sections one and two of chapter 65 of 
the Revised Laws of Massachusetts as amended by chapter 120 of the Gen- 
eral Acts of 1916 and chapter 237 of the General Acts of 1917, and shall 
include any person, either principal or agent, who engages in a temporary 
or transient business in this city, and who, for the purpose of carrying on 
such business, hires, leases or occupies a building or structure for the 
exhibition and sale of such goods, wares and merchandise. The provi- 
sions of this ordinance, however, shall not apply to sales by commercial 
travelers, or by selling agents to dealers in the usual course of business, 
nor to sales of goods, wares and merchandise by any person, either principal 
or agent, who engages in temporary or transient business within the city 
and who has paid taxes upon his stock in trade during the current year, 
nor to hawkers and peddlers as defined by the laws of this commonwealth 
and the ordinances of the city of Boston. 



CITY ORDINANCES OF 1920-21. 137 

Sect. 5. Any person, association or corporation who shall engage in 
the business of an itinerant vendor, as herein defined, without having 
secured a license for that purpose as provided in this ordinance, or neg- 
lects or refuses to file the statement described in section one of this ordi- 
nance, or makes a false or fraudulent representation in said statement, or 
who, having secured such license, shall thereafter fail to pay the sum 
required herein, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction 
thereof shall be subject to a fine of twenty dollars for each day during 
which such goods, wares or merchandise are kept or exposed for sale. 

[Approved by Mayor, September 22, 1920. 



CHAPTER 12. 

Concerning the Investment of Trust Funds. 

Chapter thirty-six of the Revised Ordinances of 1914 is hereby amended 
by striking out section four in said chapter, and inserting in place thereof 
the following: 

Section 4- The treasurer, unless the donors have otherwise directed, 
shall receive all properties given, devised or bequeathed to, or deposited 
with, the city for any specific purpose, and shall use the same, or the income 
thereof, as designated in the gift, devise, bequest or deposit. If the income 
only is to be used, he shall hold the properties as permanent funds. He 
shall invest and keep invested the said permanent funds in bonds, notes or 
scrip of the United States or of the commonwealth or of any city or town 
within the commonwealth, or in mortgage notes secured in each case by a 
first mortgage on real estate used for human habitation and not in excess 
of fifty per cent of the assessed valuation of such real estate. For the 
purpose of investment and reinvestment he shall have power from time to 
time in his discretion to sell or exchange any of the securities of which any 
of the said permanent funds consist, but all purchases, exchanges and 
sales shall be with the written approval of the mayor. 

[Approved by Mayor, October 27, 1920. 



CHAPTER 13. 



Consolidating the Cemetery Department with the Park and 
Recreation Department and Changing the Name of the Lattek 
Department to the Park Department. 
Section 1. The name of the park and recreation department is hereby 
changed to the park department and the title of the commissioners of the 
park and recreation department is hereby changed to that of park com- 
missioners. 

Sect. 2. The cemetery department is hereby consolidated with the 
park department and placed under the charge of the park commissioners. 



138 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Sect. 3. The park commissioners shall exercise the powers and perform 
the duties now provided by statute or ordinance to be exercised and per- 
formed by the trustees of the cemetery department and by the park and 
recreation commissioners. 

Sect. 4. The park commissioners shall create a division to be known 
as the cemetery division of the park department. 

Sect. 5. Chapter three of the Revised Ordinances of 1914 is hereby 
amended in section three by striking out in the ninth line thereof the words 
"the cemetery department secretary, five thousand dollars" and by 
striking out in the twelfth line thereof the words "and recreation," so that 
said clause shall read "the park department secretary, three thousand 
dollars." Said chapter three is further amended in section five by striking 
out the words "The park and recreation commissioners, the chairman five 
thousand dollars and the deputy commissioner not more than forty-two 
hundred dollars" and by inserting in place thereof a new clause, as follows: 
"The park commissioners, the chairman seven thousand dollars, and 
deputy commissioner not more than forty-two hundred dollars." 

Sect. 6. Chapter two of the Revised Ordinances of 1914 is hereby 
amended in section one by striking out in the second paragraph thereof the 
words "one park and recreation commissioner," and by inserting in place 
thereof the words "one park commissioner" and by striking out in the 
seventh paragraph thereof the words "one cemetery trustee." 

Sect. 7. Chapter twenty-four of the Revised Ordinances of 1914 is 
hereby amended by striking out the title thereof and inserting in its place 
the following: "park department" and by striking out in the first line of 
section one the words "and recreation." Section one is further amended 
by striking out in the seventh line thereof of the word "five" and inserting 
in its place the word "seven." Section two of said chapter twenty-four is 
hereby amended by striking out the word "and" in the fifth line thereof 
and inserting in its place a comma, and by adding at the end of said section 
the words "and the trustees of the cemetery department." 

Sect. 8. Chapter nine of the Revised Ordinances of 1914 is hereby 
amended by striking out the title thereof and inserting in its place the 
following: "cemetery division of the park department" and by striking out 
section one and inserting in its place the following new section: 

"Section 1. The cemetery division of the park department shall be 
under the charge of the board of park commissioners who shall exercise 
the powers and perform the duties provided by statute for the cemetery 
department." 

Sect. 9. This ordinance shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved by Mayor, November 10, 1920. 



CITY ORDINANCES OF 1921-22. 139 



Enacted in the Municipal Year, 1921-22. 



CHAPTER 1. 



Concerning the Salaries of the Building Commissioner, Auditor, 
Collector, Treasurer, and Superintendent of Public Buildings. 
Section five of chapter three of the Revised Ordinances of 1914 is hereby 
amended by striking out in the clause estabhshing the salary of the building 
commissioner the word "five" and inserting in place thereof the word 
"six"; by striking out in the clause estabhshing the salary of the auditor 
the word "six" and inserting in place thereof the word "seven"; by 
striking out in the clause establishing the salary of the collector the word 
"five" and inserting in place thereof the word "six"; by striking out in the 
clause estabhshing the salary of the treasurer the word "five" and inserting 
in place thereof the word "six"; and by striking out in the clause establish- 
ing the salary of the superintendent of public buildings the word "thirty- 
six" and inserting in place thereof the word "forty-five." 

[Approved by Mayor, April 21, 1921. 



CHAPTER 2. 



Concerning the Bonding of Subordinates in the Treasury 
Department. 

Section one of chapter thirty-six of the Revised Ordinances of 1914 is 
hereby amended by inserting after the word "each" in the ninth line, the 
words "and from all other permanent employees not less than five thousand 
dollars," so that said section one, when so amended, shall read as follows: 

Section 1. The treasury department shall be under the charge of the 
city treasurer, who shall require from his subordinates, for the faithful 
performance of their respective duties and for the safe custody of the 
money and other property intrusted to them, bonds to himself as obligee, 
with sureties satisfactory to the mayor, with penal sums as follows, namely, 
from the cashier, not less than twenty thousand doUars; from the tellers 
and paymasters, not less than ten thousand dollars each; and from all 
other permanent employees not less than five thousand dollars; shall 
receive, receipt for, and have the care and custody of, the current funds of 
the city from the time the same shall come into his possession, and also of 
all money, property, and securities which may come into his possession by 
virtue of any statute or ordinance, or as a gift, devise, bequest, or deposit; 
may deposit any portion of such current funds in such national bank or 
banks established in Boston, or such trust company or companies organized 
under the laws of Massachusetts and doing a banking business in Boston, 
and on such conditions and rates of interest, as he shall deem best, subject 
to the approval of the mayor, provided, however, that the amount of such 



140 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

deposit in any bank or trust company shall not exceed fifty per cent of its 
paid up capital; shall, with the mayor and city auditor, sign all bonds and 
certificates of indebtedness issued by the city, shall preserve all bids for 
loans and papers relating thereto; and shall, if elected, serve as treasurer 
of the board of sinking funds commissioners. 

[Approved by Mayor, April 21, 1921. 



CHAPTER 3. 

Concerning the Removal op Refuse. 

Section one of chapter twenty-eight of the Revised Ordinances of 1914, 
as amended by chapter three of the Ordinances of 1916 and chapter two 
of the Ordinances of 1917, is hereby further amended by striking out in 
the twenty-eighth and twenty-ninth fines the words "grass, garden refuse, 
leaves," so that the said section, as amended, shall read as follows: 

Section 1. The department of public works shall be under the charge 
of the commissioner of public works, who shall be a civil engineer of recog- 
nized standing in his profession; shall construct all streets and sewers; 
shall have discretionary power as to the grades, materials and other 
particulars of construction of streets, sidewalks and sewers; shall have 
charge of and keep clean and in good condition and repair the streets, 
all sewer systems under the control of the city and the catch-basins in the 
streets connected with the sewers; shall keep the streets properly watered; 
shall remove and dispose of, at the expense of the public works depart- 
ment, all refuse from buildings occupied by the city except those under the 
control of the school committee; shall remove and dispose of the following 
classes of refuse from dwelling houses and from housekeeping apartments 
or tenements, when it is placed in yards or areas so as to be easily removed, 
free of charge to the producers of such refuse and to the owners and occu- 
pants of such dwelling houses, apartments and tenements, viz., swill and 
kitchen garbage, dust and sweepings, ashes from fires used wholly or prin- 
cipally for heating or cooking, waste paper, cardboard, string, packing 
materials, sticks, rags, waste leather and rubber, boxes, barrels, broken 
furniture and other similar light or combustible refuse; tins, bottles, jars, 
broken glass, broken crockery, bones, shells, waste or broken metals and 
all other similar heavy or incombustible refuse. But the department shall 
not be required to take any such refuse from hotels, apartment hotels, 
restaurants, shops, stores, or from any other building whatever except 
those first hereinbefore enumerated and except buildings occupied by the 
city. The department shall not so take the refuse of manufacturing or 
mercantile business, or dead animals, manure, plaster, building materials, 
earth or stones except from premises occupied by the city, but the depart- 
ment may take and dispose of any refuse upon payment by the producer 
thereof to the city of such compensation as the commissioner shall from 
time to time prescribe. The commissioner shall, on the fifteenth day of 
each month, send to the city auditor detailed bills of all material, tools and 



CITY ORDINANCES OF 1921-22. 141 

machinery furnished by either of the divisions of the department to any 
other division or for any special work. 

[Approved by Mayor, April 27, 1921. 



CHAPTER 4. 
Concerning the Salary op the Budget Commissioner. 
Section five of chapter three of the Revised Ordinances of 1914, as 
amended by chapter three of the Ordinances of 1917, is hereby amended 
in the clause establishing the salary of the budget commissioner by striking 
out the words "five thousand" and inserting in place thereof the words 
"six thousand." • [Approved by Mayor, May 4, 1921. 



CHAPTER 5. 

Concerning the Control of Building Operations. 

Chapter 8 of the Revised Ordinances of 1914, as amended by chapter 10 
of the Ordinances of 1920, is hereby further amended by striking out 
section 5, and inserting in place thereof the following: 

Section 5. All work of construction, alteration, removal or tearing 
down of buildings or structures in the city of Boston shall, hereafter, be 
under the charge, control and personal supervision of a licensed mechanic, 
qualified by education, training or experience for the performance of that 
duty in a manner which shall preserve public safety and conform to the laws, 
ordinances, rules and regulations relating to the construction, alteration, 
removal or tearing down of buildings and structures in the city of Boston. 

[Approved by Mayor, October 5, 1921. 



CHAPTER 6. 
Concerning the Licensing and Regulation of Jitneys. 

Section 1. No person, firm or corporation shall engage in the business 
of operating a motor vehicle or motor vehicles, except trackless trolley 
vehicles, so called, upon any public street or way in the city of Boston 
for the carriage of passengers for hire in such manner as to afford a means of 
transportation similar to that afforded by a street railway, without first 
obtaining from the city council a license to engage in such business, and 
unless such license is in force according to the provisions of and subject 
to this ordinance. Such license shall remain in force until revoked by 
order of the city council. The fee for such license shall be five dollars. 
Wherever the word "licensee" is used in this ordinance it shall mean the 
person, firm, or corporation licensed under this section. 

Sect. 2. No licensee shall so operate any such motor vehicle except 
between such termini and over such route and with such stopping places 
as shall be specified by the city council in the license granted under the 



142 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

provisions of section one, and, except in case of emergency, the licensee 
shall not deviate from the specifications of said license without the approval 
of the city council. 

Sect. 3. No licensee shall charge, demand, collect or receive a greater, 
or less, or different compensation for the transportation of passengers or 
for any service in connection therewith, than the rates, fares and charges 
applicable to such transportation as specified in the license granted by the 
city council. 

Sect. 4. No such license shall be issued or become operative until the 
licensee shall have filed with the city clerk either a bond of a surety com- 
pany approved by the city treasurer, conditioned to pay any final judgment 
against the principal named therein for any injury to person or property, 
or damage for causing the death of any person, by reason of any negligence 
or unlawful act on the part of the principal named in said bond, his or its 
agents, employees or drivers, in the use or operation of any such vehicle, 
or an automobile liability insurance policy of the commercial type, accom- 
panied by a bond with surety approved by the city treasurer, conditioned 
to make payment as required by such policy even though the insurance com- 
pany receives no notice or information of the accident causing the damage 
or injury from the assured, his employees, agents or servants. The bond, 
or the insurance policy and the bond accompanying such policy, shall be 
in a sufficient sum to cover each and every vehicle operated by the licensee 
in accordance with the following schedule: 

For a vehicle having a seating capacity of five persons or less — $5,000 . 

For a vehicle having a seating capacity of six or more persons — $5,000 
and $500 additional for each, passenger seat in excess of five. 

Provided, however, that a bond, or an insurance policy and bond, of 
$25,000 shall be deemed sufficient to cover all the vehicles operated by any 
one licensee. 

Sect. 5. No person shall drive, operate, or be in charge of any such 
motor vehicle in any public street, way, or place, without first obtaining, 
in addition to the chauffeui's licerse issued by the Massachusetts Depart- 
ment of Public Works, a special annual license from the street commissioners, 
and unless both of said licenses are in force. The special license granted 
by the street commissioners shall be upon such terms and conditions as 
the street commissioners may deem proper to impose and shall be granted 
only to a person licensed under section one of this ordinance or to an 
employee of a person, firm or corporation so licensed. 

Sect. 6. No licensee shall operate by himself or by his agents or 
employees any such motor vehicle unless it has been inspected and licensed 
annually by the street commissioners. The fee for such license shall be 
five dollars for each vehicle. 

Sect. 7. Every licensee shall file with the street commissioners: 

(a.) A schedule of operation in conformity with section twelve hereof, 
showing the effective date thereof, the time of arrival and departure from 
and at all termini, and the time of departure from important intermediate 
points. 



CITY ORDINANCES OF 1921-22. 143 

(b.) A schedule or tariff showing the passenger fares to be charged under 
the license granted by the city council between the several points or locali- 
ties and the principal intermediate points to be served. 

(c.) The seating capacity, according to its trade rating, of each motor 
vehicle which it is proposed to operate. 

If the motor vehicle has been adapted for use as a bus either by convert- 
ing a freight-carrying truck into a passenger-carrying vehicle, or by recon- 
structing, modifying or adding to the body or seating arrangements of a 
passenger-carrying motor vehicle, a statement of the seating capacity shall 
be added. 

Sect. 8. No such motor vehicle shall be used or operated without a 
printed sign thereon stating the termini of the route, the fare to be charged, 
and the license number, which sign shall be so printed and attached to the 
motor vehicle as to be plainly visible to persons on the street, or without a 
printed sign thereon showing the schedule of service filed and in effect at 
the time, which sign shall be so printed and attached to the said motor 
vehicle as to be plainly visible to passengers boarding such motor vehicle. 

Sect. 9. The license issued for such motor vehicle shall designate the 
number of passengers, exclusive of the operator, the licensee is authorized 
to carry in said vehicle, and no person driving or in charge of said vehicle 
shall take on or suffer or permit any more persons to ride or to be carried 
thereon at any one time than the number designated in the license, or 
permit any person to stand inside or to stand or sit upon any running 
board, steps, fender, dash or hood thereof, or permit any person to ride 
on such motor vehicle outside the body thereof; provided, however, that in 
addition to the number of passengers which said motor vehicle by the 
terms of its license is permitted to carry, children under seven years of 
age may be carried therein, in arms, or seated on the laps of adult persons 
accompanying them, but no passenger with a child in arms or seated on the 
lap shall be permitted on any front seat of the vehicle. 

Sect. 10. The licensee shall not reconstruct, materially alter, modify, 
or add to the body or seating arrangements of any such motor vehicle after 
the license thereof is issued without first applying for and receiving the 
consent of the street commissioners. 

Sect. 11. No license for such motor vehicle shall be transferable or 
applicable to any other motor vehicle than that specified therein, provided, 
however, that the street commissioners may revise said license in accordance 
with the provisions of this ordinance, so that under said license as revised 
another motor vehicle may be substituted for one previously covered. 

Sect. 12. The schedule of operation filed by the licensee with his 
application for said license shall provide for the regular operation of a 
motor vehicle between the termini and over the route designated in the 
license. The licensee shall regularly operate a motor vehicle in substantial 
accordance with the schedule of operation filed and in effect at the time, 
except in cases of accidents, breakdowns, or other controlling emergency, 
shall operate such motor vehicle to the terminus of the route before turning 
around, and shall not operate nor permit to be operated any such motor 



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vehicle off or away from the route stated and fixed in the license for the 
operation of such motor vehicle except in case of controlling emergency. 
Nothing herein shall be construed to prohibit the operation, in addition 
to the service described in the schedule on file and in effect at the time, of 
special or extra trips over said route and between said termini during 
certain hours or on special occasions. 

Sect. 13. No person operating any motor vehicle so licensed shall 
refuse to carry any person offering himself or herself at any regular stopping 
place for carriage, unless the seats of such vehicle are fully occupied, or 
unless such person is in an intoxicated condition, or conducting himself in 
a boisterous or disorderly manner, or is using profance language. 

Sect. 14. No motor vehicle so licensed shall be operated from one 
half hour after sunset till one half hour before sunrise, with the top and 
curtains of said vehicle up, or while said vehicle is otherwise enclosed, 
unless there be sufficient light provided to adequately light the whole of 
the interior of said vehicle; and all motor vehicles so licensed with a seating 
capacity of more than seven passengers shall come to a full stop immediately 
before crossing the tracks of any railroad at grade. 

Sect. 15. Every such motor vehicle shall be equipped with a suitable 
horn or other similar warning device, with a standard speedometer, and with 
a liquid fire extinguisher of a design or type approved by the street com- 
missioners, and such horn, speedometer and fire extinguisher shall be kept 
in satisfactory operating condition at all times. Every such motor vehicle 
shall, when leaving either terminus, be equipped with at least one extra 
serviceable tire, and shall at all times carry and maintain in good working 
order a set of skid chains, which shall be applied to the rear wheels when 
such vehicle is operated in any street or public place where there is snow 
or ice, or during other weather conditions when the application of such 
chains is necessary to prevent skidding. 

Sect. 16. No person operating any motor vehicle so licensed shall 
collect fares, make change or take on or discharge passengers while such 
vehicle is in motion; nor shall he have a lighted cigarette, cigar or pipe in 
his possession while any passenger is being carried therein, nor drink any 
intoxicating beverage or use morphine, cocaine, opium or other harmful 
drug of any kind, or be under the influence thereof while engaged in 
operating such vehicle. 

Sect. 17. Every licensee shall immediately report fully, in writing, 
to the city clerk , the time, place, and cause of any fatal accident or any 
injury to a passenger or other person, and of any accident resulting in 
substantial damage to property, in which he or any motor vehicle or opera- 
tor under his control is involved. 

Sect. 18. The street commissioners may suspend or revoke any license 
granted for such motor vehicle, and any license issued by them to any 
person to drive or operate such vehicles, for violation of any law of the 
commonwealth in relation to the operation of motor vehicles, or for violation 
of any ordinance or street traffic regulations, or for violation of any of the 
rules, restrictions, requirements or regulations herein prescribed, or for 



CITY ORDINANCES OF 1921-22. 145 

any other cause deemed by said street commissioners, in the exercise of 
reasonable discretion, to be sufficient. 

Sect. 19. Any person, firm or corporation violating any provision 
of this ordinance shall be subject to a penalty not exceeding twenty dollars 
for each offense. 

Sect. 20. Chapter three of the Ordinances of 1919, chapter four of the 
Ordinances of 1919, and chapter four of the Ordinances of 1920, are hereby 
repealed. [Approved by Mayor, Oct. 20, 1921. 



CHAPTER 7. 
Concerning the Salaries of the Election Commissioners. 
Chapter three of the Revised Ordinances of 1914 is hereby amended in 
section five by striking out the clause relating to the salaries of the election 
commissioners and inserting in place thereof the following: "The election 
commissioners, the chairman, forty-five hundred dollars, the secretary, 
four thousand dollars, and the two other commissioners, each thirty-five 
hundred dollars." [Approved by Mayor, Dec. 13, 1921. 



CHAPTER 8. 
Changing the Name of the Boston Consumptives' Hospital to the 
Boston Sanatorium. 
The name of the Boston Consumptives' Hospital is hereby changed to 
the Boston Sanatorium, and the Revised Ordinances are hereby amended 
by striking out the words "Consumptives' Hospital" wherever they may 
appear, and substituting therefor the words "Boston Sanatorium." 

[Approved by Mayor, Jan. 18, 1922. 



CHAPTER 9. 

Concerning Contracts Made by the City. 
Section 1. No contract shall be made by the city except with, — 

(a) individual citizens of the United States; 

(b) corporations or other legal associations wherein the controlling 
interest to the extent of at least over one-half thereof is owned by a citizen 
or citizens of the United States. 

Sect. 2. No person other than a citizen of the United States shall be 
employed on any public work being done by, — 
(a) the City of Boston; 
(6) any contractor with the City of Boston; 

(c) any subcontractor with such contractor; 

except that persons not such citizens may be employed in the manner and 
under the conditions set forth in the following section. 

Sect. 3. Whenever no citizens of the United States competent tu 
perform the work in question can be had at the prevailing and customary 



146 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

rate of wages, the head of the department having charge of the work in 
question, with the written approval of the mayor, may issue a written 
authorization for the employment of such number of persons other than 
citizens for such time as may be necessary to do the work, provided that no 
such authorization shall be issued except after compliance with the pro- 
visions of the following section. 

Sect. 4. Before issuing the written authorization provided for in the 
preceding section, the head of the department having charge of the work 
or contract shall give one or more public hearings and shall satisfy himself 
and certify in writing that the facts exist which warrant the issuance of 
such authorization. Where the employment is to be by a contractor or 
subcontractor he shall require a written statement from such contractor 
or subcontractor to such facts sworn to before a justice of the peace. 

Sect. 5. It shall be the duty of all heads of departments to cause 
suitable inspection to be made of all work for which they are severally 
responsible to ensure compliance with the provision of this ordinance, and 
also to call all breaches thereof to the attention of the proper authorities 
for prosecution. 

Sect. 6. Any person, firm or corporation, violating any section of this 
ordinance shall be subject to a penalty not exceeding twenty dollars for 
each offence and a separate offence shall be regarded as committed for 
every day during which such person, firm or corporation shall continue such 
violation. 

Sect. 7. All contracts hereafter made by the city shall contain suitable 
provisions requiring contractors and subcontractors to comply with the 
terms of this ordinance and providing that no recovery shall be had on 
such contracts or subcontracts either against the city or any other person 
if a breach of this ordinance has been established. 

[Approved by Mayor, Jan. 26, 1922. 



Enacted in the Municipal Year 1922-23. 



CHAPTER 1. 

CONCERNING THE TRANSIT DEPARTMENT. 

Chapter three of the ordinances of nineteen hundred and eighteen is 
hereby amended by striking out section one and substituting therefor the 
following new section: 

Section 1. The transit department shall be under the charge of a 
board of three commissioners, appointed by the mayor, for the term of one 
year each, one of whom he shall designate as chairman. The chairman 
shall receive a salary of seven thousand five hundred dollars a year; the 
other members shall receive each a salary of five thousand dollars a year. 
The board shall appoint a secretary, engineers, subordinates and employees, 
define their powers and duties, and fix the amount of their compensation. 

[Approved by Mayor, March 14, 1922. 



CITY ORDINANCES OF 1922-23. 147 

CHAPTER 2. 
Relative to the Deputy Commissioner of Public Works. 

Section one of chapter twenty-eight of the Revised Ordinances of 1914, 
as amended by chapter three of the Ordinances of 1916, chapter two of the 
Ordinances of 1917, and chapter three of the Ordinances of 1921, is hereby 
further amended by adding at the end thereof the following: 

The commissioner may, from time to time, by a writing approved by the 
mayor and deposited with the city auditor, designate, for such period as 
may be specified therein, one of his division engineers to be deputy com- 
missioner. The deputy commissioner shall have authority, by virtue of 
such designation, to approve and sign bills, drafts, pay rolls, and requisi- 
tions, and to perform such other routine duties as the commissioner may 
require, but shall not have authority to make any permanent appointments 
nor to make contracts, except in the absence of the commissioner, and then 
only under a separate authorization under section twenty-two of chapter 
three of the Revised Ordinances of 1914. 

[Approved by Mayor, March 28, 1922. 



CHAPTER 3. 

Concerning the Salary op the Superintendent op Markets. 
Section five of chapter three of the Revised Ordinances of 1914 is hereby 
amended in the clause establishing the salary of the superintendent of 
markets by striking out the words "three thousand" and inserting in place 
thereof the words "four thousand." 

[Approved by Mayor, March 28, 1922. 



CHAPTER 4. 
Establishing the Boston Conservation Bureau. 

Section 1. There shall be a conservation bureau consisting of nine 
members appointed by the mayor, three of whom shall be appointed for a 
period ending May 1, 1923, three for a period ending May 1, 1924, and 
three for a period ending May 1, 1925. The chairman shall be designated 
by the mayor. Thereafter beginning with the year 1923, three members 
shall be appointed annually for a term of three years from the first day of 
May in the year of appointment. Any vacancy that shall occur shall be 
filled in like manner for the balance of the unexpired term. The members 
shall serve without compensation. 

Sect. 2. The bureau shall from time to time make such recommendation 
to the mayor as in their opinion will be conducive to the conservation of 
human life and the promotion of public health. 

Sect. 3. The bureau may appoint such additional persons as in its judg- 
ment it may deem necessary, who shall be designated as advisory members, 
but in no case shall the said advisory members consist of more than one 
hundred. 

[Approved by Mayor, Sept. 19, 1922. 



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CHAPTER 5. 
Concerning Park Frontages in the City of Boston. 

Section 1. No building hereafter erected or altered upon land within 
a distance of one hundred feet from any park or parkway in the city of 
Boston, excepting, however, Boston Common and the Public Garden and 
Commonwealth avenue, from its junction with Beacon street to the divid- 
ing line between the city of Newton and the city of Boston, shall be used 
for a livery or public stable or public garage, or for any mechanical, mer- 
cantile or manufacturing purposes, nor exceed five stories in height above 
the basement or cellar nor exceed seventy feet in height from the mean 
grade of the edgestone or sidewalk in front to the ceiling of the extreme 
upper story (excepting churches or.chapels), and no roof shall be used for 
laundry or clothes-drj'ing purposes. 

Sect. 2. No building or structure shall hereafter be erected or altered 
within a distance of one hundred feet from park or parkway in the city 
of Boston, without permission in writing having first been obtained from 
the park commissioners of the city of Boston. 

Sect. 3. On lands abutting upon parks and parkways and to a distance 
of one hundred feet therefrom, from the Fens to Franklin Park, both 
inclusive, no wooden house arranged for more than one family, nor wooden 
block consisting of more than two houses, nor wooden house or block stand- 
ing at a distance less than five feet from the side line of the lot upon which 
the same is placed, and no wooden house costing less than five thousand 
dollars, nor brick or stone house costing less than seven thousand dollars, 
nor apartment house costing less than four thousand dollars per suite of 
apartments, exclusive in each case of the cost of the land, shall be erected 
or placed upon said premises. 

Sect. 4. On land abutting upon parks and parkways and to a distance 
of one hundred feet therefrom, on the Dorchesterway and Strandway, no 
wooden house of more than three stories, nor wooden block consisting of 
more than two stories, nor wooden house or block standing at a distance 
less than five feet from the side line of the lot upon which the same is placed, 
and no wooden house costing less than four thousand dollars, nor brick or 
stone house costing less than six thousand dollars, nor wooden apartment 
house of two stories costing less than five thousand dollars, nor wooden 
apartment house of three stories costing less than six thousand dollars, nor 
apartment house of brick or stone costing less than three thousand dollars 
per suite of apartments, exclusive in each case of the cost of the land, shall 
be erected or placed upon said premises. 

Sect. 5. No building shall be erected or placed upon premises within 
twenty feet from the exterior line of parks and parkways, from and includ- 
ing the Fens to Perkins street; and no building shall be erected or placed 
upon said premises within twenty-five feet from the exterior line of said 
parks and parkways from Perkins street to and including Franklin park; 
provided, that steps, windows, porticos and other usual projections appurte- 
nant to the front wall of a building are to be allowed in this reserved space 



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of twenty and twenty-five feet respectively, subject to the following limita- 
tions, viz.: First, that no projections of any kind (other than doorsteps 
and balustrades connected therewith, and also cornices and roof of the 
building) shall extend more than five feet from the rear line of the aforesaid 
space; provided, however, that outside the building limits piazzas pro- 
jecting not more than ten feet shall be permitted within the reserve space 
from the Fens to Franklin park; second, that no projections in the nature 
of a bay window, corner-bay, circular front, or octagon front, with the 
foundation wall sustaining the same (such foundation wall being a projec- 
tion of the front wall), will be allowed (excepting oriel windows above the 
first story on a street corner), unless any horizontal sections of such pro- 
jections would fall within the external lines of trapezoids, the sum of whose 
bases upon the rear fine of the aforesaid space does not exceed seven tenths 
of the whole front of the building, and the base of any one of which trape- 
zoids does not exceed eighteen feet, and whose side lines make an angle of 
forty-five degrees with the base; and each house in a block shall be con- 
sidered a separate building within the meaning of this limitation. 

Sect 6. No building shall be erected or placed upon premises within 
twenty feet from the exterior line of parks and parkways, on the Dorchester- 
way and Strandway; provided, that steps, windows, porticos and other 
usual projections appurtenant to the front wall of a building are to be 
allowed in this reserved space of twenty feet, subject to the following limi- 
tations, viz.: First, that no projections of any kind (other than doorsteps 
and balustrades connected therewith, and also piazzas projecting not more 
than eight feet) shall extend more than five feet from the rear line of the 
aforesaid space; second, that no projections in the nature of a bay window, 
corner bay, circular front, or octagon front, with the foundation wall sus- 
taining the same (such foundation wall being a projection of the front wall), 
will be allowed (excepting oriel windows above the first story on a street 
corner), unless any horizontal sections of such projections would fall within 
the external lines of trapezoids, the sum of whose bases upon the rear fine 
of the aforesaid space does not exceed seven tenths of the whole front of the 
building, and the base of any one of which trapezoids does not exceed 
eighteen feet, and whose side fines make an angle of forty-five degrees with 
the base; and each house in a block shall be considered a separate building 
within the meaning of this limitation. 

Sect. 7. This ordinance shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved by Mayor, Oct. 13, 1922. 



CHAPTER 6. 
Concerning the Secretary op the Statistics Department. 
Section 1. Section one of chapter thirty-three of the Revised Ordi- 
nances of nineteen hundred and fourteen is hereby amended by adding in 
the second line thereof after the word "trustees," the following:— "one of 
whom shall be chosen by the board as secretary," so that said section one, 
as amended, shall read as follows : Section 1 . • The statistics department 



150 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

shall be under the charge of a board of five trustees, one of whom shall be 
chosen by the board as secretary, who shall collect, compile, and publish 
such statistics relating to the city of Boston, and such statistics of other 
cities for purposes of comparison, as they may deem of public importance. 
Sect. 2. Section five of chapter three of the Revised Ordinances of 
nineteen hundred and fourteen is hereby amended by adding at the end of 
said section the following: — ■ "The secretary of the statistics department, 
thirty-three hundred dollars. " [Approved by Acting Mayor, Oct. 25, 1922. 



CHAPTER 7. 

Concerning Avenue Louis Pasteur. 

Avenue Louis Pasteur, from Longwood avenue to the Fenway, is hereby 

placed under the care, control and custody of the park commissioners, 

and all rules, regulations or ordinances, now in force or hereafter adopted, 

relating to parks or parkways shall apply to said avenue. 

[Approved by Mayor, Nov. 2, 1922. 



CHAPTER 8. 

Concerning the Salary op the Soldiers' Relief Commissioner. 

Chapter three of the Revised Ordinances of 1914, as amended by chapter 
eight of the Ordinances of 1920, is hereby further amended in the clause 
establishing the salary of the soldiers' relief commissioner, by striking out 
the words "five thousand" and inserting in place thereof the words "six 
thousand." [Approved by Mayor, Nov. 28, 1922. 



CHAPTER 9. 

Concerning the Price op the "City Record." 
Section two of chapter thirty-three of the Revised Ordinances of nine- 
teen hundred and fourteen is hereby amended by striking out in the sixth 
line the word "five" and inserting in place thereof the word "ten" and 
by striking out in the same line the words "one dollar" and inserting in 
place thereof the words "two dollars," so that said section as amended 
shall read as follows, — Section 2. The board shall publish the City 
Record once a week, and shall distribute and sell it under the direction 
of the mayor. The City Record shall contain all matters required by 
statute to be published therein and such other matters as the mayor may 
direct. The price for single copies shall be ten cents, and the yearly 
subscription price shall be two dollars, payable in advance. The price 
to be paid by departments for advertising therein shall be fixed by the 
city auditor with the approval of the mayor. The sums so received shall 
be used to defray the expenses of said publication. 

[Approved by Mayor, Jan. 16, 1923. 



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CHAPTER 10. 
Concerning the Shutting Off of Water. 
Chapter 28 of the Revised Ordinances of 1914 is hereby amended in 
section 22 by inserting after the word "necessary" in line 16 the following: 
provided, however, that if it is represented to the department that the 
life of any tenant would be endangered by shutting off the water, and if 
a physician designated by the city so reports, the water shall not be shut 
off while such conditions exist. 

[Approved by Mayor, Jan. 18, 1923. 



CHAPTER 11. 

Concerning the Hours of Labor of Firemen. 

Section 1. The fire commissioner is hereby authorized and directed 
to arrange the officers and members of the fire department into two bodies 
or platoons, which shall be designated as a day force and a night force, 
and the day force and night force shall alternate on tours of duty every 
third day. 

Sect. 2. The hours of duty of the day force shall be from eight o'clock 
ante meridian to six o'clock post meridian, and the hours of duty of the 
night force shall be from six o'clock post meridian to eight o'clock ante 
meridian ; provided, that on every third day, for the purpose of alternating 
the day force with the night force and vice versa, the number of hours of 
duty herein stated may be exceeded, but one force shall be at liberty at 
all times, except as otherwise provided in section 3 of this ordinance. 

Sect. 3. In case of a conflagration, the officer or board having charge 
of the fire-fighting force shall have full authority to summon and keep 
on duty any or all of the members of the fire-fighting force while the 
conflagration continues. 

Sect. 4. The provision of this ordinance shall not repeal, affect or 
change any rule, order or ordinance now in force relating to the fire de- 
partment, or the officers or members thereof, except as herein specified. 

Sect. 5. All ordinances affecting the meal hours or days off of the 
members of the fire department are hereby repealed. 

Sect. 6. This ordinance shall take effect February 1, 1924. 

[Approved by Mayor, Feb. 16, 1923. 



Enacted in the Municipal Year 1923-24. 



CHAPTER 1. 

Concerning the Salary of the Election Commissioners. 
Chapter three of the Revised Ordinances of 1914, as amended by chap- 
ter seven of the Ordinances of 1921, is hereby amended in section five by 



152 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

striking out the clause relating to the salaries of the election commis- 
sioners and inserting in place thereof the following: Election commis- 
sioners, the chairman, forty-five hundred dollars, and the three other 
commissioners, each four thousand dollars. 

[Approved by Mayor, March 6, 1923. 



CHAPTER 2. 
Concerning Park Frontages in the City of Boston. 

Section 1. Section one of chapter five of the ordinances of 1922 is 
hereby amended by striking out the whole of said section and inserting 
in place thereof the following: 

Section 1. No building hereafter erected or altered upon land within a 
distance of one hundred feet from any park or parkway in the city of 
Boston, excepting, however, Boston Common and the Public Garden and 
Commonwealth avenue from its junction with Beacon street to the divid- 
ing line between the city of Newton and the city of Boston, shall be used 
for a livery or public stable or public garage, or for any mechanical, mer- 
cantile or manufacturing purposes, nor exceed seven stories in height 
above the basement or cellar; nor exceed seventy feet in height from the 
mean grade of the edgestone or sidewalk in front to the ceiling of the 
extreme upper story (excepting churches or chapels), excepting buildings 
erected on that part of Commonwealth avenue from its junction with 
Beacon street to Arlington street, the extreme height of which buildings 
may be seventy feet exclusive of such steeples, towers, domes, cornices, 
parapets, balustrades, sculptured ornaments, chimneys and roofs as the 
board of park commissioners may approve. No roof of any building 
within one hundred feet of any park or parkway shall be used for laundry 
or clothes-drying purposes. 

Sect. 2. This ordinance shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved by Mayor, March 6, 1923. 



CHAPTER 3. 
Concerning the. Salaries of Officers of the County Jail. 

Section six of chapter three of the Revised Ordinances of 1914, as 
amended by chapter six of the Ordinances of 1916, and chapter one of 
the Ordinances of 1917, and chapter two of the Ordinances of 1918, and 
chapter five of the Ordinances of 1919, and chapters three and five of the 
Ordinances of 1920, is hereby further amended by striking out the whole 
of said section and inserting in place thereof the following: 

Section 6. The officers of the County of Suffolk shall be paid the salaries 
and allowances provided by law. 

The maximum salaries of the officers connected with the county jail 
shall be as follows: 

The chief officer, three thousand dollars per annum. 



CITY ORDINANCES OF 1923-24. 153 

The physician appointed by the sheriff, twenty-one hundred dollars per 
annum. 

The chief clerk, twenty-one hundred dollars per annum. 

The assistant clerk, nineteen hundred dollars per annum. 

The first inside officer, twenty-one hundred dollars per annum. 

The steward, nineteen hundred dollars per annum. 

The second, third and fourth inside officers, two thousand dollars per 
annum. 

All regularly employed officers and necessary assistants, each nineteen 
hundred dollars per annum. 

The watchman-engineer in charge, forty dollars per week. 

The watchman-engineers operating, each thirty-six dollars per week. 

The matron, eleven hundred dollars per annum. 

The first assistant matron, one thousand dollars per annum. 

Assistant matrons, each eight hundred dollars per annum. 

Two chaplains, each eight hundred dollars per annum. 

One chaplain, three hundred and fifty dollars per annum. 

This ordinance shall take effect April 1, 1923. 

[Approved by Mayor, April 10, 1923. 



CHAPTER 4. 
Concerning the Salaries of the Sealers of Weights and Measures. 

Section 1. Chapter three of the Revised Ordinances of 1914 is hereby 
amended in section five by striking out the clause establishing the salaries 
of the sealers of weights and measures and inserting in place thereof the 
following clause: "The sealer of weights and measures, thirty-five hundred 
dollars, and the twelve deputy sealers of weights and measures each 
such salary, not exceeding twenty-two hundred dollars and not less than 
sixteen hundred dollars, as may be fixed by the sealer of weights and 
measures with the approval of the Mayor. 

Sect. 2. This ordinance shall take effect beginning with the first day 
of April, 1923. 

[Approved by Mayor, April 18, 1923. 



CHAPTER 5. 
Concerning the City Planning Board. 
Section 1. Section one of chapter twelve of the Revised Ordinances 
of 1914, as amended by chapter two of the Ordinances of 1915, is hereby 
further amended by adding after the word "members" in the second line 
the words "who shall serve without pay," so that said section as amended 
shall read as follows: 

Section 1 . The city planning department shall be under the charge of 
a board of five members who shall serve without pay, at least one of whom 



154 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

shall be a woman, who shall be appointed in the manner provided by 
sections nine and ten of chapter four hundred and eighty-six of the Acts 
of the year 1909. 

Sect. 2. Section four of chapter twelve of the Revised Ordinances of 
1914, as amended by chapter two of the Ordinances of 1915, and section 
four of chapter five of the Revised Ordinances of 1916, is hereby further 
amended by striking out said section four of said chapter. 

[Approved by Mayor, April 20, 1923. 



CHAPTER 6. 
Concerning the Closing of Fanettil Hall Markets. 

Section 2 of chapter 22 of the Revised Ordinances of 1914 is hereby 
amended in clause 12, line 14, by striking out the numeral nine (9) and 
substituting in place thereof numeral six (6), so that the said section, as 
amended, shall read as follows: 

The lessee shall have the demised premises, on all week days except 
legal holidays, opened from March 1 to April 1, at 6.30 o'clock a. m.; 
from April 1 to May 1, at 6 o'clock a. m. ; from May 1 to September 20, 
at 5.30 o'clock a. m. ; from September 20 to October 1, at 6 o'clock a. m.; 
from October 1 to December 1, at 6.30 o'clock a. m.; from December 1 
to March 1, at 7 o'clock a. m. ; and kept open until 5 o'clock in the after- 
noon, provided, however, that on the day of the observance of Patriots' 
day, Memorial day, Independence day and Labor day, when Monday or 
Saturday, and on the day of the celebration of the battle of Bunker Hill, 
he shall have such premises opened as above, and kept open until 9 o'clock 
in the morning, and on all other Saturdays he shall have them opened as 
above and kept open until 6 o'clock in the evening; or have them opened 
and closed at such other hours as the City Council may from time to 
time order. [Approved by Mayor, May 1, 1923. 



Regulation of Building Heights. 

[Stat. 1904, Chap. 333; Stat. 1905, Chap. 383; Stat. 1907, Chap. 416; 
Stat. 1912, Chap. 582; Stat. 1914, Chap. 786; Spec. Stat. 1915, Chap. 
333; Spec. Stat. 1919, Chap. 156; Stat. 1920, Chap. 455; Stat. 1922, 
Chap. 174.] 

In 1904 the Legislature provided that the City of Boston should be 
divided into two districts, designated as Districts A and B, and that if 
not repugnant to some other statute, buildings could be erected in Dis- 
trict A to a height of 125 feet, but that except as to certain projections 
above the roof, no buildings could be erected in District B to a height 
greater than 80 feet. A commission fixed the boundaries of these dis- 
tricts and they were intended to remain in effect until 1919. 

In 1915 a new commission was appointed, consisting of the Chairman 



REGULATION OF BUILDING HEIGHTS. 155 

of the City Planning Board, the Fire Commissioner and the Building 
Commissioner, who filed their order in the Registry of Deeds on Novem- 
ber 2, 1916, to remain in force for ten years, and superseding the order 
of 1904 as to the boundaries of Districts A and B. 

District A. The boundaries established begin at the intersection of 
Wauwatosa st. and Chelsea creek (Ward 1, East Boston), thence extend 
easterly through Wauwatosa and Boardman sts. to Saratoga st., thence 
southwesterly and westerly through Saratoga and Addison sts. to the 
B. & M. R.R., thence along said railroad to Saratoga st., thence through 
Saratoga st. to Neptune rd., Eagle sq., Eagle, Glendon and Condor sts. 
to Meridian st., thence southerly through Meridian, Gove, Orleans and 
Marginal sts. to Jeffries st. (Ward 2), thence northeasterly to Maverick 
st. and through same to the B., R. B. & L. R.R., thence along latter to 
the center of Porter st. extended, thence through Porter, Bremen and 
Prescott sts. to the B., R. B. & L. R.R., thence along said railroad to 
the northern boundary of Wood Island (now World War Memorial) Park 
(Ward 1), thence easterly along same to the harbor line, thence along 
said line of Boston Harbor and Chelsea creek to the point of beginning. 
These are the East Boston boundaries of District A. 

The boundaries in Charlestown begin at the Maiden Bridge (Ward 3), 
thence extend southerly through Alford st. to Sullivan sq., thence south- 
easterly through Bunker Hill and Medford sts. to Chelsea st. (Ward 4), 
thence southerly through latter to Henley st., thence westerly through 
same, Harvard sq. and Harvard st. to Washington st., thence through 
latter and Rutherford ave. northwesterly to Sullivan sq., thence through 
Cambridge st. to the City line, thence along said line and the Charles 
river to Charlestown Bridge, thence along the harbor line and the Mystic 
river to the point of beginning. 

In the City proper the boundaries begin at the intersection of the City 
line with the Charles river dam (Ward 5), thence extend along said dam 
and Leverett st. to Green st., thence through Green, Staniford and Cam- 
bridge sts. to Bowdoin st., thence southerly through same, Beacon, Park 
and Tremont sts. to Boylston st., thence through latter, Massachusetts 
ave. and the line of the N. Y., N. H. & H. R.R. (Providence Div.) to 
Tremont st. at Roxbury Crossing, thence through Columbus ave., Rox- 
bury st., Guild row and Dudley st. to Columbia rd. (Upham's Corner), 
thence through same to Dorchester ave., thence southerly to Park st. 
(Ward 20), and through latter and Adams st. to Neponset ave., thence 
through said avenue to the N. Y., N. H. & H. R.R. (Milton Branch), 
thence along said railroad and through Granite ave. to the Neponset 
river, thence easterly and northerly along the shore of said river and the 
harbor lines of Dorchester bay and Old Harbor to the intersection of 
Old Colony ave. and Columbia rd., thence northerly along Old Colony 
ave. to E st. (South Boston), thence through latter, Broadway, Dorches- 
ter and East Second sts. to I st., thence northerly through I to East First 
st. and easterly through latter to Farragut rd., thence northerly through 
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the harbor line of South Boston to Northern Avenue Bridge, thence westerly 
along said bridge to the harbor line of Boston Proper, thence northerly and 
westerly along said harbor line and Charles river to the point of beginning. 

Wherever a boundary line of District A is described as following a cer- 
tain street, the same is intended to include all property on that side of the 
street which lies within the described area, and also that portion of all 
lots on the opposite side of the street, abutting on the street, but extending 
to a depth of not more than 150 feet. 

District B comprises all territory in the City outside the boundaries 
above described. In this district buildings may in general be erected to 
a height of not more than 80 feet, but on streets exceeding 64 feet in width 
the height may be equal to one and a quarter times the width of the widest 
street upon which the building stands, said height to be measured from the 
mean grade of the curbs of all streets upon which the building is situated 
and not to exceed in any event 100 feet above such point of measurement. 
On all streets or portions of streets upon which buildings may be erected 
on one side only, the buildings may be erected to a height of 100 feet. No 
building may be erected to a height greater than 80 feet unless its width 
on each and every public street upon which it stands be at least one-half 
its height. Certain special exceptions to the general regulations affecting 
District B have been made as follows: 

No building can be erected on a parkway, boulevard or public way 
on which a building line has been established by the Board of Park Com- 
missioners or by the Board of Street Commissioners acting under any 
general or special statute, to a greater height than that allowed by the 
•order of said Boards. 

No building upon any land, any owner of which has received and retained 
compensation in damages for any limitation of height, or who retains 
any claim for such damages, can be erected to a height greater than that 
fixed by the limitation for which such damages were received or claimed. 

No limitation of the height of buildings applies to churches, steeples, 
towers, domes, cupolas, belfries or statuary not used for purposes of 
habitation, nor to chimneys, gas holders, coal or grain elevators, open 
balustrades, skylights, ventilators, flagstaffs, railings, weather vanes, soil 
pipes, steam exhausts, signs, roof houses, nor to sugar refineries in 
District A. 

By Chap. 156, Special Acts of 1919, section four of Chap. 383, Acts of 
1905, was amended so as to allow roof houses, skylights, etc., above the 
roof line, used to enclose elevator shafts, an additional space of four feet 
on all sides (or 16 feet square in all), but not to exceed 12 feet in height. 
All such roof structures of first-class buildings may be constructed of angle 
iron and four-inch blocks, plastered inside and outside, or covered on 
both sides with metal or angle iron, and two-inch solid metal lath and 
plaster walls may be used, the door to be of metal frame and covered 
with metal. 

By Chap. 174, Acts of 1922, the dimensions of roof houses are not 
limited as before, but may be such as the Building Commissioner approves. 



BOUNDARIES 

OF THE 

Twenty-Six Wards 

AS FIXED IN 1915. 



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Ward Boundaries. 



Acting under the authority of Chapter 630, Acts of 1914, the City 
Council redivided the territory of the City, establishing the boundaries 
of 26 wards as below. 

Throughout the following descriptions the term "intersection" of 
streets, railroad locations, bridges, or the like, shall mean the intersection 
of middle lines unless otherwise clearly appearing; the phrase "through" 
or "to" a street, bridge, railroad location, or the like, shall mean through 
or to middle lines unless otherwise clearly appearing; and where (if at all) 
lines are mentioned as meeting or intersecting which do not technically 
meet or intersect, it shall be intended that such lines shall be extended for 
the purposes of these descriptions until they do so meet or intersect. 
The words "shore line of the City of Boston" shall mean the line beyond 
which building or wharfing out may for the time being be legally for- 
bidden when such line has been or shall hereafter be established, and 
otherwise extreme low water mark. 

WARD ONE. 
(EAST BOSTON DISTRICT, NORTH.) 
Beginning at the intersection of the shore line of the City of Boston and 
the division line between the property now or late of Alonzo Crosby heirs 
and the property now or late of Richard F. Green (said division line being 
the same division line as established by the ' 'Ordinance Making a New 
Division of the City into Wards," passed by the city government of Bos- 
ton in the year 1895); thence by said shore line to the boundary line 
between Boston and Chelsea; thence by the boundary line between 
Boston and Chelsea and the boundary line between Boston and Revere 
and the boundary line between Boston and Winthrop to the southerly 
side of Winthrop bridge; thence by the line of the southerly side of Win- 
throp bridge to its intersection with the shore line of the City of Boston; 
thence by said shore line to its intersection with the line of Brooks street 
extended; thence through the line of Brooks street extended, or Brooks 
street, to the location of the tracks of the Boston, Revere Beach & Lynn 
Railroad; thence through said track location to Prescott street or the line 
thereof extended; thence through Prescott street to Princeton street; 
thence through Princeton street to Meridian street; thence through 

Note. — xhe locations of the new wards in their respective geographic districts, which 
appear in brackets, are not contained in the official version. They were added by 
permission. 



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Meridian street to Lexington street; thence through Lexington street to 
Border street; thence through Border street to the division line between 
the property now or late of Alonzo Crosby heirs and the property now or 
late of Richard F. Green; thence by said line to the point of beginning. 

WARD TWO. 

(EAST BOSTON DISTRICT, SOUTH, ALSO THE ISLANDS.) 
Beginning at the intersection of the shore line of the City of Boston 
and the division line between the property now or late of Alonzo Crosby 
heirs and the property now or late of Richard F. Green (said division line 
being the same division line as established by the "Ordinance Making a 
New Division of the City into Wards," passed by the city government 
of Boston in the year 1895); thence by said division line to Border street; 
thence through Border street to Lexington street; thence through Lexing- 
ton street to Meridian street; thence through Meridian street to Princeton 
street; thence through Princeton street to Prescott street; thence through 
Prescott street or the line thereof extended to the location of the tracks 
of the Boston, Revere Beach & Lynn Railroad; thence through said 
track location to Brooks street or the line thereof extended; thence through 
Brooks street or the line thereof extended to the shore line of the City of 
Boston; thence by said shore line to the point of beginning. All portions 
of the City of Boston lying on the outside of the line beyond which build- 
ing or wharfing out is or may hereafter be legally forbidden or where such 
line does not exist, then all portions lying on the outside of extreme low 
water mark and including all islands in Boston harbor within the limits 
of the City of Boston are included in Ward Two. 

WARD THREE. 

(CHARLESTOWN DISTRICT, WEST.) 

Beginning at the intersection of Prison Point bridge and the boundary 
line between Boston and Cambridge; thence by said boundary line to 
the boundary line between Boston and Somerville; thence by said bound- 
ary line to the boundary line between Boston and Everett; thence by said 
boundary line to the extension of the easterly line of a wharf now or for- 
merly known as Brooks wharf (said line being the same line as established 
between Wards Three and Four by the "Ordinance Making a New Divi- 
sion of the City into Wards," passed by the city government of Boston 
in the year 1895); thence by said line to Medford street; thence through 
Medford street to Everett street; thence through Everett street to Bunker 
Hill street; thence through Bunker Hill street to Trenton street; thence 
through Trenton street and through Cross street to High street; thence 
through High street to Cordis street; thence through Cordis street to 
Warren street; thence through Warren street and across Thompson 
square to Austin street; thence through Austin street and Prison Point 
bridge to the point of beginning. 



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WARD FOUR. 
(CHARLESTOWN DISTRICT, EAST.) 
Beginning at the intersection of Prison Point bridge and the boundary 
line "between Boston and Cambridge; thence through Prison Point bridge 
and Austin street and across Thompson square to Warren street; thence 
through Warren street to Cordis street; thence through Cordis street to 
High street; thence through High street to Cross street; thence through 
Cross street and through Trenton street to Bunker Hill street; thence 
through Bunker Hill street to Everett street; thence through Everett 
street to Medford street; thence through Medford street to the easterly 
line of a wharf now or formerly known as Brooks wharf (said line being the 
same line as established between Wards Three and Four by the "Ordinance 
Making a New Division of the City into Wards," passed by the city govern- 
ment of Boston in the year 1895) ; thence by said line and said line extended 
to the boundary line between Boston and Everett in the Mystic river; 
thence by said boundary line and the boundary line between Boston and 
Chelsea to the easterly side of Chelsea bridge; thence by the line of the 
easterly side of Chelsea bridge to its intersection with the shore line of the 
City of Boston; thence by said shore line to its intersection with the 
boundary line between Boston and Cambridge; thence by said boundary 
line to the point of beginning. 

WARD FIVE. 

(BOSTON PROPER, NORTH END AND EAST SIDE TO BROADWAY.) 
Beginning at the intersection of Cambridge bridge and the boundary line 
between Boston and Cambridge; thence through the Cambridge bridge 
and through Cambridge street to Bowdoin street; thence through Bowdoin 
street to Beacon street; thence through Beacon street to Park street; 
thence through Park street to Tremont street; thence through Tremont 
street to Shawmut avenue; thence through Shawmut avenue to the location 
of the tracks of the Boston & Albany Railroad and the New York, New 
Haven & Hartford Railroad; thence through said track location to Broad- 
way; thence through Broadway to the shore line of the City of Boston on 
the westerly side of Fort Point channel; thence by said shore line along the 
westerly side of Fort Point channel, around the North End of Boston and 
up the Charles river to the point where said shore line most nearly ap- 
proaches the east corner of the boundary line between Boston and Cam- 
bridge; thence in a straight line to said corner; thence by said boundary 
line to the point of beginning. 

WARD SLX. 

(BOSTON PROPER, SOUTH END TO TREMONT STREET.) 

Beginning at the intersection of Tremont street and the location of the 

tracks of the Boston & Albany Railroad and the New York, New Haven & 

Hartford Railroad near Castle (now Arlington) square; thence through 



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Tremont street to West Springfield street; thence through West Spring- 
field street and through East Springfield street to Harrison avenue; thence 
through Harrison avenue to Massachusetts avenue; thence through Massa- 
chusetts avenue to the Roxbury canal, or the middle line thereof extended ; 
thence through the middle line of the Roxbury canal to its intersection 
with the shore line of the City of Boston on the southerly side of the South 
bay; thence by said shore line along the southerly and easterly sides of 
South bay and along the easterly side of Fort Point channel to Broadway; 
thence through Broadway to the location of the tracks of the Boston & 
Albany Railroad and the New York. New Haven & Hartford Railroad; 
thence through said track location to the point of beginning. 

WARD SEVEN. 
(BOSTON PROPER, BACK BAY EAST.) 
Beginning at the intersection of Tremont street and the location of the 
tracks of the Boston & Albany Railroad and the New York, New Haven & 
Hartford Railroad near Castle (now Arlington) square; thence through 
Tremont street to Camden street; thence through Camden street to the 
location of the tracks of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad; 
thence through said track location to Ruggles street; thence through 
Ruggles street to the Tremont entrance to Back Bay Fens; thence in a 
straight line to the nearest point in the middle line of Muddy river; thence 
through Muddy river to Boylston road ; thence through Boylston road to 
Boylston street; thence through Boylston street to Arlington street; thence 
through Arlington street to the location of the tracks of the Boston & 
Albany Railroad and the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad; 
thence through said track location to the point of beginning. 

WARD EIGHT. 

(BOSTON PROPER, WEST END AND BACK BAY WEST.) 

Beginning at the intersection of Cambridge bridge and the boundary line 
between Boston and Cambridge; thence through the Cambridge bridge 
and through Cambridge street to Bowdoin street; thence through Bowdoin 
street to Beacon street; thence through Beacon street to Park street; 
thence through Park street to Tremont street; thence through Tremont 
street to Shawmut avenue; thence through Shawmut avenue to the loca- 
tion of the tracks of the Boston & Albany Railroad and the New York, 
New Haven & Hartford Railroad; thence through said track location to 
Ferdinand (now Arlington) street; thence through Arlington street to 
Boylston street; thence through Boylston street and through Boylston 
road to the middle line of Muddy river; thence through Muddy river to 
the easterly line of St. Mary's street extended; thence by said line extended 
and by the boundary line between Brookline and Boston to its intersection 
with Ashby street or the line thereof extended; thence through Ashby 
street and the line thereof extended to its intersection with the boundary 
line between Boston and Cambridge in the Charles river; thence by said 
boundary line to the point of beginning. 



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WARD NINE. 
(SOUTH BOSTON DISTRICT, NORTH.) 
Beginning at the intersection of West Broadway and F street; thence 
through F street to West Eighth street; thence through West Eighth 
street to D street; thence through D street to Old Colony avenue; thence 
through Old Colony avenue to Dorchester avenue; thence northerly 
through Dorchester avenue to the location of the tracks of the New York, 
New Haven & Hartford Railroad; thence through said track location and 
through the track location of the Midland Division of the New York, New 
Haven & Hartford Railroad to Southampton street; thence through 
Southampton street to Massachusetts avenue; thence through Massa- 
chusetts avenue to the Roxbury canal or the middle line thereof extended; 
thence through the middle line of the Roxbury canal to its intersection 
with the shore line of the City of Boston on the southerly side of the South 
bay; thence by said shore line along the southerly and easterly sides of the 
South bay and along the easterly side of the Fort Point channel and along 
the northeasterly side of South Boston aiid along the easterly side of South 
Boston to its intersection with the line of East Broadway extended; thence 
by said line of East Broadway extended, and through East Broadway and 
through West Broadway to the point of beginning. 

WARD TEN. 
(SOUTH BOSTON DISTRICT, SOUTH.) 
Beginning at the intersection of West Broadway and F street; thence 
through West Broadway and through East Broadway, and by the line of 
East Broadway extended to the shore line of the City of Boston; thence by 
said shore line to the line of Old Harbor street extended; thence by the 
line of Old Harbor street extended and through Old Harbor street to East 
Eighth street; thence through East Eighth street and through West Eighth 
street to F street; thence through F street to the point of beginning. 

WARD ELEVEN. 
(DORCHESTER DISTRICT, SOUTH BAY TO UPHAM'S CORNER.) 
Beginning at the intersection of Dudley street and the location of the 
tracks of the Midland Division of the New York, New Haven & Hartford 
Railroad; thence through Dudley street to Stoughton street; thence 
through Stoughton street to Thornley street; thence through Thornley 
street to Dorchester avenue; thence through Dorchester avenue to Bel- 
fort street; thence through Belfort street to Saxton street; thence through 
Saxton street to Romsey street; thence through Romsey street and by 
the line of Romsey street extended to high water mark ; thence in a straight 
line running through a point lying midway between Fox Point at the 
extreme end of Savin Hill and the south corner of the Boston Consoli- 
dated Gas Company property at the Calf Pasture to the shore line of the 
City of Boston; thence by said shore line to the point of its intersection 



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with the line of Old Harbor street extended; thence by the line of Old 
Harbor street extended and through Old Harbor street to East Eighth 
street; thence through East Eighth street and through West Eighth 
street to D street; thence through D street to Old Colony avenue; thence 
through Old Colony avenue to Dorchester avenue; thence northerly 
through Dorchester avenue to the location of the tracks of the New York, 
New Haven & Hartford Railroad; thence through said track location 
and through the track location of the Midland Division of the New York, 
New Haven & Hartford Railroad to the point of beginning. 

WARD TWELVE. 

(ROXBURY DISTRICT, EAST.) 
Beginning at the intersection of Harrison avenue and East Springfield 
street; thence through East Springfield street to Washington street; 
thence through Washington street to Warren street; thence through 
Warren street to Moreland street; thence through Moreland street to 
Blue Hill avenue; thence through Blue Hill avenue to West Cottage 
street; thence through West Cottage street to Dudley street; thence 
through Dudley street to the track location of the Midland Division of the 
New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad; thence through said track 
location to Southampton street; thence through Southampton street to 
Massachusetts avenue; thence through Massachusetts avenue to Harri- 
son avenue; thence through Harrison avenue to the point of beginning. 

WARD THIRTEEN. 
(ROXBURY DISTRICT, CENTER.) 
Beginning at the intersection of Tremont street and West Springfield 
street; thence through West Springfield street to Washington street; 
thence through Washington street to Warren street; thence through 
Warren street to Walnut avenue; thence through Walnut avenue to 
Circuit street; thence through Circuit street to Regent street; thence 
through Regent street to Hulbert street; thence through Hulbert street 
to Washington street; thence through Washington street to Cedar street; 
thence through Cedar street to Lambert avenue; thence through Lambert 
avenue to Bartlett street; thence through Bartlett street and across 
Eliot square to Roxbury street; thence through Roxbury street to Colum- 
bus avenue; thence through Columbus avenue to Tremont street; thence 
through Tremont street to the location of the tracks of the New York, 
New Haven & Hartford Railroad at Roxbury Crossing; thence through 
said track location to Camden street; thence through Camden street to 
Tremont street; thence through Tremont street to the point of beginning. 

WARD FOURTEEN. 

(ROXBURY DISTRICT, WEST.) 
Beginning at the intersection of Ruggles street and the location of the 
tracks of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad; thence through 
Ruggles street to the Tremont entrance to Back Bay Fens; thence 



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in a straight line to the nearest point in the middle line of Muddy river; 
thence through Muddy river to the easterly line of St. Mary's street 
extended; thence by said line extended to the boundary line between 
Boston and Brookline; thence by said boundary line in the park system 
to Chestnut street; thence through Chestnut street to Perkins street; 
thence through Perkins street and through Centre street to Gay Head 
street; thence through Gay Head street to Minden street; thence through 
Minden street to Bickford street; thence through Bickford street to 
Heath street; thence through Heath street and through New Heath 
street to the location of the tracks of the New York, New Haven & 
Hartford Railroad; thence through said track location to the point of 
beginning. 

WARD FIFTEEN. 
(ROXBURY DISTRICT, ROXBURY STREET TO FRANKLIN PARK.) 
Beginning at the intersection of Washington street and Cedar street; 
thence through Cedar street to Lambert avenue; thence through Lambert 
avenue to Bartlett street; thence through Bartlett street and across Eliot 
square to Roxbury street; thence through Roxbury street to Columbus 
avenue; thence through Columbus avenue to Tremont street; thence 
through Tremont street to the location of the tracks of the New York, 
New Haven & Hartford Railroad at Roxbury Crossing; thence through 
said track location to New Heath street; thence through New Heath 
street and through Heath street to Bickford street; thence through Bick- 
ford street to Minden street; thence through Minden street to Gay Head 
street; thence through Gay Head street to Centre street; thence through 
Centre street to Boylston street; thence through Boylston street to 
Washington street; thence through Washington street to Iffley road; 
thence through Irfley road to Walnut avenue; thence through Walnut 
avenue to Elmore street; thence through Elmore street to Washington 
street; thence through Washington street to the point of beginning. 

WARD SIXTEEN. 

(ROXBURY DISTRICT, MORELAND STREET TO FRANKLIN PARK.) 
Beginning at the intersection of Warren street and Moreland street; 
thence through Moreland street to Blue Hill avenue; thence through 
Blue Hill avenue to Seaver street; thence through Seaver street to Walnut 
avenue; thence through Walnut avenue to Elmore street; thence through 
Elmore street to Washington street; thence through Washington street 
to Hulbert street; thence through Hulbert street to Regent street; thence 
through Regent street to Circuit street; thence through Circuit street to 
Walnut avenue; thence through Walnut avenue to Warren street ; thence 
through Warren street to the point of beginning. 

WARD SEVENTEEN. 
(DORCHESTER DISTRICT, BLUE HILL AVENUE TO SAVIN HILL.) 
Beginning at the intersection of Blue Hill avenue and West Cottage 
street; thence through West Cottage street to Dudley street; thence 



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through Dudley street to Stoughton street; thence through Stoughton 
street to Thornley street; thence through Thornley street to Dorchester 
avenue; thence through Dorchester avenue to Belfort street; thence 
through Belfort street to Saxton street; thence through Saxton street to 
Romsey street; thence through Romsey street and by the line of Romsey 
street extended to high water mark; thence in a straight line running 
through a point lying midway between Fox Point at the extreme end of 
Savin Hill and the south corner of the Boston Consolidated Gas Com- 
pany property at the Calf Pasture to the shore line of the City of Boston; 
thence by said shore line to its intersection with the line of Greenwich 
street extended; thence by the line of Greenwich street extended to its 
intersection with the track location of the New York, New Haven & Hart- 
ford Railroad; thence through said track location to Freeport street; 
thence through Freeport street and across Dorchester avenue to East 
street; thence through East street to Highland street; thence through 
Highland street and through Church street and across Eaton square to 
Quincy street; thence through Quincy street to Mascoma street; thence 
through Mascoma street to Fayston street; thence through Fayston 
street to Blue Hill avenue; thence through Blue Hill avenue to the point 
of beginning. 

WARD EIGHTEEN. 
(DORCHESTER DISTRICT, GROVE HALL TO FIELD'S CORNER.) 
Beginning at the intersection of Blue Hill avenue and Fayston street; 
thence through Fayston street to Mascoma street; thence through Mas- 
coma street to Quincy street; thence through Quincy street and across 
Eaton square to Church street; thence through Church street and through 
Highland street to East street; thence through East street and across 
Dorchester avenue to Freeport street; thence through Freeport street 
to the location of the tracks of the New York, New Haven & Hartford 
Railroad; thence through said track location to its intersection with the 
location of the tracks of the Shawmut Branch of said railroad near the 
Harrison Square Station; thence through the track location of the Shaw- 
mut Branch of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad to Geneva 
avenue; thence through Geneva avenue to Dakota street; thence through 
Dakota street to Clay bourne street; thence through Claybourne street 
to Bowdoin street; thence through Bowdoin street to Geneva avenue; 
thence through Geneva avenue to Blue Hill avenue; thence through 
Blue Hill avenue to the point of beginning. 

WARD NINETEEN. 

(DORCHESTER DISTRICT, FRANKLIN PARK TO DORCHESTER CENTER.) 

Beginning at the intersection of Blue Hill avenue and Geneva avenue; 
thence through Geneva avenue to Bowdoin street; thence through Bow- 
doin street to Claybourne street; thence through Claybourne street to 
Dakota street; thence through Dakota street to Geneva avenue; thence 



166 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

through Geneva avenue to the location of the tracks of the Shawmut 
Branch of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad; thence 
through said track location to Centre street; thence through Centre street 
and across Codman square to Talbot avenue; thence through Talbot 
avenue to Blue Hill avenue; thence through Blue Hill avenue to the 
point of beginning. 

WARD TWENTY. 

(DORCHESTER DISTRICT, ASHMONT TO NEPONSET RIVER.) 
Beginning at the intersection of Centre street and Washington street 
at Codman square; thence through Washington street to Welles avenue; 
thence through Welles avenue to Ocean street; thence through Ocean 
street to Ashmont street; thence through Ashmont street to Dorchester 
avenue; thence through Dorchester avenue to the southerly boundary 
of Dorchester Park; thence by the southerly boundary of Dorchester 
Park and across Adams street to Mellish road; thence through Mellish 
road and by the line thereof extended to the location of the tracks of the 
Milton Branch of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad; 
thence through said track location to Granite avenue; thence through 
Granite avenue and Granite bridge to the boundary line between Boston 
and Quincy in the Neponset river; thence by said boundary line to its 
intersection with the shore line of the City of Boston; thence by said 
shore line to its intersection with the line of Greenwich street extended; 
thence by the line of Greenwich street extended to its intersection with 
the track location of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad; 
thence by said track location to its intersection with the location of the 
tracks of the Shawmut Branch of said railroad near the Harrison Square 
Station; thence through the track location of the Shawmut Branch of the 
New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad to Centre street; thence 
through Centre street to the point of beginning. 

WARD TWENTY- ONE. 

(DORCHESTER DISTRICT, FRANKLIN PARK TO LOWER MILLS.) 
Beginning at the intersection of Blue Hill avenue and Canterbury street; 
thence through Canterbury street to Walk Hill street; thence through Walk 
Hill street to Blue Hill avenue; thence through Blue Hill avenue and 
through Blue Hills Parkway to the boundary line between Boston and 
Milton in the Neponset river; thence by said boundary line and by the 
boundary line between Boston and Quincy to Granite bridge; thence 
through Granite bridge and through Granite avenue to the location of the 
tracks of the Milton Branch of the New York, New Haven & Hartford 
Railroad ; thence through said track location to Mellish road ; thence through 
Mellish road and across Adams street to the southerly boundary of Dor- 
chester Park; thence by the southerly boundary of Dorchester Park to 
Dorchester avenue; thence through Dorchester avenue to Ashmont street; 
thence through Ashmont street to Ocean street; thence through Ocean 
street to Welles avenue; thence through Welles avenue to Washington 



WARD BOUNDARIES. 167 

Btreet; thence through Washington street to Talbot avenue; thence 
through Talbot avenue to Blue Hill avenue; thence through Blue Hill 
avenue to the point of beginning. 

WARD TWENTY-TWO. 
(JAMAICA PLAIN AND FOREST HILLS.) 
Beginning at the intersection of Centre street and Perkins street; thence 
through Perkins street to Chestnut street; thence through Chestnut street 
to the boundary line between Boston and Brookline; .thence by said 
boundary line to Allandale street; thence through Allandale street to 
Centre street; thence through Centre street to Walter street; thence 
through Walter street to Bussey street; thence through Bussey street 
to South street; thence through South street to Washington street; thence 
through Washington street to Whipple avenue; thence through Whipple 
avenue or the line thereof extended to the middle line of Stony Brook; 
thence by said line of Stony Brook to Florence street East; thence through 
Florence street East to Southbourne road; thence through Southbourne 
road to Bourne street; thence through Bourne street to Walk Hill street; 
thence through Walk Hill street to Canterbury street; thence through 
Canterbury street to Blue Hill avenue; thence through Blue Hill avenue 
to Seaver street; thencs through Seaver street to Walnut avenue; thence 
through Walnut avenus to Iffley road; thence through Iffley road to 
Washington street; tbence through Washington street to Boylston street; 
thence through Boylston street to Centre street; thence through Centre 
street to the point of beginning. 

WARD TWENTY-THREE. 

(WEST ROXBURY DISTRICT, INCLUDING ROSLINDALE.) 
Beginning at the intersection of Allandale street and the boundary line 
between Boston and Brookline; thence through Allandale street to Centre 
street; thence through Centre street to Walter street; thence through 
Walter street to Bussey street; thence through Bussey street to South 
street; thence through South street to Washington street; thence through 
Washington street to Whipple avenue; thence through Whipple avenue 
or the line thereof extended to the middle line of Stony Brook; thence 
by said line of Stony Brook to the track location of the Providence Divi- 
sion of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad; thence through 
said track location to the boundary line formerly existing between Boston 
and Hyde Park; thence by the boundary line formerly existing between 
Boston and Hyde Park to the boundary line between Boston and Ded- 
ham; thence by the boundary line between Boston and Dedham and by 
the boundary line between Boston and Newton and by the boundary 
line between Boston and Brookline to the point of beginning. 

WARD TWENTY-FOUR. 

(HYDE PARK DISTRICT AND MATTAPAN, WEST.) 
Beginning at the intersection of Walk Hill street and Blue Hill avenue; 
thence through Blue Hill avenue and through Blue Hills Parkway to the 



168 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

boundary line between Boston and Milton in the Neponset river; thence 
by the boundary line between Boston and Milton and by the boundary 
line between Boston and Dedham to the boundary line formerly existing 
between Boston and Hyde Park; thence by the boundary line formerly 
existing between Boston and Hyde Park to the location of the tracks of 
the Providence Division of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Rail- 
road; thence northerly through said track location to the middle line of 
Stony Brook; thence by said line of Stony Brook to Florence street East; 
thence through Florence street East to Southbourne road; thence through 
Southbourne road to Bourne street; thence through Bourne street to 
Walk Hill street; thence through Walk Hill street to the point of 
beginning. 

WARD TWENTY-FIVE. 
(BRIGHTON DISTRICT, SOUTH.) 

Beginning at the intersection of Ashby street extended and the bound- 
ary line between Boston and Cambridge; thence through Ashby street 
or the line thereof extended to its intersection with the boundary line 
between Boston and Brookline; thence by the boundary line between 
Boston and Brookline and by the boundary line between Boston and 
Newton to Nonantum street; thence through Nonantum street to 
Washington street; thence through Washington street and Cambridge 
street to Dustin street; thence through Dustin street to North Beacon 
street; thence through North Beacon street to Everett street; thence 
through Everett street or the line thereof extended to the location of the 
tracks of the Boston & Albany Railroad; thence through said track loca- 
tion to the middle line of an old creek which formerly formed the boundary 
line between Brookline and Brighton; thence by the middle line of said 
creek to its intersection with the boundary line between Boston and 
Cambridge in the Charles river; thence by said boundary line to the 
point of beginning. 

WARD TWENTY-SLX. 
(BRIGHTON DISTRICT, NORTH.) 

Beginning at the intersection of Nonantum street and the boundary 
line between Boston and Newton; thence through Nonantum street to 
Washington street; thence through Washington street and through Cam- 
bridge street to Dustin street; thence through Dustin street to North 
Beacon street; thence through North Beacon street to Everett street; 
thence through Everett street or the line thereof extended to the location 
of the tracks of the Boston & Albany Railroad; thence through said track 
location to the middle line of an old creek which formerly formed the 
boundary line between Brookline and Brighton; thence by the middle 
line of said creek to its intersection with the boundary line between Bos- 
ton and Cambridge in the Charles river; thence by the boundary line 
between Boston and Cambridge and by the boundary line between Bos- 
ton and Watertown and by the boundary line between Boston and Newton 
to the point of beginning. 



members of 
City Government, 

1909-1922. 



MAYORS AND CERTAIN OTHEB OFFICIALS SINCE 1822. 



ORATOBS APPOINTED BY THE CITY SINCE 1771. 



MASSACHUSETTS MEMBERS OF CONGRESS 

AND 

BOSTON MEMBERS OF LEGISLATURE, 1923-24. 



170 



MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



1909. 



James M. Curley, 
Daniel A. Whelton, 
Daniel J. Donnelly,' 
George P. Anderson, 
Walter Ballantyne, 
Frederick J. Brand, 
W. Dudley Cotton, jr., 



Ward 1. 
Edward C. R. Bagley, 
Frank A. Goodwin, 
Joseph A. Hoey. 

Ward 2. 
Joseph H. Pendergast, 
Dennis A. O'Neil, 
Michael J. Brophy. 

Ward S. 
James J. Brennan, 
Joseph A. Dart, 
William J. Murray. 

Ward 4. 
Francis M. Ducey, 
Patrick B. Carr, 
James I. Green. 

Ward 6. 
John J. Buckley, 
William E. Carney, 
Edward A. Troy 

Ward 6. 
Stephen Gardella, 
Francis D. O'Donnell, 
Alfred Scigliano. 

Ward 7. 
John L. Donovan, 
John T. Kennedy, 
Dominick F. Spellman. 

Ward 8. 
James J. Ryan, 
James A. Bragan, 
Adolphus M. Burroughs. 

Ward 9. 
Isaac Gordon, 
Robert J. Howell, 
Thomas B. McKeagney. 



Matob. 
GEORGE A. HIBBARD.i 

Aldbbmen. 
Fbbdebick J. Bband, Chairman. 

James P. Timilty, 
J. Frank O'Hare, 
John J. Attridge, 
Charles L. Carr, 
Thomas J. Giblin, 
Matthew Hale. 

John T. PrieBt, City Clerk. 

Councilman. 
Geobge C. McCabe, President. 
Ward 10. 
J. Henderson Allston, 
Channing H. Cox, 
William S. Kinney. 



Ward 11. 
Courtenay Crocker, 
Theodore Hoague, 
Charles H. Moore. 

Ward 12. 
Seth Fenelon Arnold, 
Alfred G. Davis, 
Francis J. H. Jones. 

Word IS. 
Leo F. McCullough," 
Stephen A. Welch, 
Coleman E. Kelly. 

Ward 14. 
Cornelius J. Fitzgerald, 
Thomas J. Casey, 
Joseph L. Collins. 

Ward IS. 
John O'Hara, 
William T. Conway, 
Joseph A. O'Bryan. 

Ward 16. 
John D. McGivern, 
Hugh M. Garrity, 
William D. McCarthy. 

Ward 17. 
Thomas M. Joyce, 
Francis J. Brennan, 
John D. Connors. 
Joseph O'Kane, Clerk. 



Ward 18. 
Daniel F. Cronin, 
Michael F. O'Brien, 
George Kenney. 

Ward 19. 
Peter A. Hoban, 
William J. Kohler, 
John J. Donovan. 

Ward 20. 
Charles T. Harding, 
Harry R. Cummin g, 
William Smith, jr. 

Ward 21. 
William N. Hackett, 
John Ballantyne, 
Walter R. Meins. 

Ward 22. 
William H. Morgan, 
George Penshorn, 
Bernhard G. Krug. 

Ward 23. 
George W. Carruth, 
George W. Smith, 
Ward D. Prescott. 

Ward 24. 
Frank B. Crane, 
James A. Hart, 
Clifford C. Best. 

Ward 25. 
Edward C. Webster, 
George C. McCabe, 
Charles H. Warren. 



1 Elected for two years. * Died June 23, 1909. 

'Resigned June 3, 1909. 



CITY GOVERNMENT. 



171 



Term Ends in 1913. 
John J. Attridge, 
Matthew Hale, 
Walter L. Collins. 



19IO. 

Mayor. 
JOHN F. FITZGERALD.* 

City Council. 
Walter Ballantyne, President 
Term Ends in 1912. 
James M. Curley, 
Walter Ballantyne, 
Thomas J. Kenny. 



Term Ends in 1911. 
Frederick J. Brand, 
Daniel J. McDonald, 
Timothy J. Buckley. 



Term Ends in 1914. 
Daniel J. McDonald, 
Timothy J. Buckley, 
Earnest E. Smith. 



Term Ends in 1915. 
Walter Ballantyne, 
Thomas J. Kenny, 
John A. Coulthurst. 



Term Ends in 1916. 
John J. Attridge, 
Walter L. Collins, 
James A. Watson. 



Term Ends in 1917. 
Daniel J. McDonald, 
George W. Coleman, 
William H. Woods. 



1911. 

Mayor. 
JOHN F. FITZGERALD. 

City Council. 
Walter L. Collins, President. 
Term Ends in 1913. 
John J. Attridge, 
Matthew Hale, 
Walter L. Collins. 



Term Ends in 1912. 
James M. Curley, 
Walter Ballantyne, 
Thomas J. Kenny. 



1912. 

Mayor. 
JOHN F. FITZGERALD. 

City Council. 
John J. Attridge, President. 

Term Ends in 1914. 
Daniel J. McDonald, 
Timothy J. Buckley, 
Earnest E. Smith. 

1913. 

Mayor. 
JOHN F. FITZGERALD. 

City Council. 
Thomas J. Kenny, President. 
Term Ends in 1915. 
Walter Ballantyne, 
Thomas J. Kenny, 
John A. Coulthurst, 

1914. 

JAMES M. CURLEY, Mayor* 

City Council. 
Daniel J. McDonald, President. 
Term Ends in 1916. 
John J. Attridge, 
Walter L. Collins, 
James A. Watson. 



Term Ends in 1913. 
John J. Attridge. 
Matthew Hale, 
Walter L. Collins. 



Term Ends in 1914. 
Daniel J. McDonald, 
Timothy J. Buckley, 
Earnest E. Smith. 



Term Ends in 1915. 
Walter Ballantyne, 
Thomas J. Kenny, 
John A. Coulthurst. 



Note. — The Board of Aldermen and Common Council were abolished by the amended 
City Charter of 1909 and the City Council was established, consisting of nine members. 
See Section 1 of the Charter, page 19 of i his Municipal Register. 

* Elected for four years, subject to recall at end of two years. 



172 



MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



1915. 

JAMES M. CURLEY, Matob. 
City Council. 
George W. Coleman, President. 



Term Ends in 1918. 
Walter Ballantyne, 
John A. Coulthurst, 
Henry E. Hagan. 



Term Ends in 1917. 
George W. Coleman, 
Daniel J. McDonald, 
"William H. Woods* 



Term Ends in 1916. 
John J. Attridge, 
Walter L. Collins, 
James A. Watson. 



* Councilor Woods died May 3, 1915, and the City Council elected James J. Storrow, 
May 24, to serve in his place for the remainder of the municipal year. 



1916. 



Term Ends in 1919. 
John J. Attridge, 
Walter L. Collins, 
James J. Storrow. 



JAMES M. CURLEY, Matok. 
City Council. 
Henry E. Hagan, President. 
Term Ends in 1918. 
Walter Ballantyne, 
John A. Coulthurst,* 
Henry E. Hagan. 



Term Ends in 1917. 
Daniel J. McDonald, 
George W. Coleman, 
Thomas J. Kenny. 



* Councilor Coulthurst died June 30, 1916, and the City Council elected Geoffrey B. 
Lehy, October 17, to serve in his place for the remainder of the municipal year. 



Term Ends in 1920. 
Francis J. W. Ford, 
Daniel J. McDonald, 
James A. Watson. 



I9IT. 

JAMES M. CURLEY, Mayor. 
City Council. 
James J. Storrow, President. 
Term Ends in 1919. 
John J. Attridge, 
Walter L. Collins, 
James J. Storrow. 



Term Ends in 1918. 
Walter Ballantyne, 
Henry E. Hagan. 
Alfred E. Wellington. 



Term Ends in 1921. 
Henry E. Hagan, 
Daniel W. Lane, 
James T. Moriarty. 



1918. 

ANDREW J. PETERS, Mayor. 

City Council. 
Walter L. Collins, President. 
Term Ends in 1920. 
Francis J. W. Ford. 
Daniel J. McDonald, 
James A. Watson. 



Term Ends in 1919. 
John J. Attridge, 
Walter L. Collins, 
James J. Storrow. 



Term Ends in 1922. 
Walter L. Collins, 
John A. Donoghue, 
Edward F. McLaughlin. 



1919. 

ANDREW J. PETERS, Mayor. 

City Council. 
Francis J. W. Ford, President. 
Term Ends in 1921. 
Henry E. Hagan, 
Daniel W. Lane, 
James T. Moriarty. 



Term Ends in 1920. 
Francis J. W. Ford, 
Daniel J. McDonald, 
James A. Watson. 



MAYORS OF BOSTON. 



173 



Term Ends in 1923. 
David J. Brickley, 
Francis J. W. Ford, 
James A. "Watson. 



1920. 

ANDREW J. PETERS, Matob. 
City Council. 
James T. Moriarty, President. 
Term Ends in 1922. 
Walter L. Collins, 
John A. Donoghue, 
Edward F. McLaughlin. 



Term Ends in 1921. 
Henry E. Hagan, 
Daniel W. Lane, 
James T. Moriarty. 



Term Ends in 1924. 
Henry E. Hagan, 
Daniel W. Lane, 
James T. Moriarty. 



1921. 

ANDREW J. PETERS, Matoh 
City Council. 
James A. Watson, President. 
Term Ends in 1923. 
David J. Brickley. 
Francis J. W. Ford, 
James A. Watson. 



Term Ends in 1922. 
Walter L. Collins, 
John A. Donoghue, 
Edward F. McLaughlin. 



Term Ends in 1925. 
John A. Donoghue, 
George F. Gilbody, 
William J. Walsh. 



1922. 

JAMES M. CURLEY, Mayor. 
City Council. 
David J. Brickley, President. 
Term Ends in 1924. 
Henry E. Hagan, 
Daniel W. Lane, 
James T. Moriarty. 



Term Ends in 1923. 
David J. Brickley, 
Francis J. W. Ford, 
James A. Watson. 



Mayors of the City of Boston. 

From 1822 to the Present Time. 



Name. 



Place and Date of Birth. 



Died. 



Years of 
Service. 



* John Phillips 

* Josiah Quincy 

* Harrison Gray Otis 

* Charles Wells 

* Theodore Lyman, jr . . . 

* Samuel T. Armstrong . . 

* Samuel A. Eliot 

* Jonathan Chapman. . . . 

* Martin Brimmer 

* Thomas A. Davis 

* Josiah Quincy, jr 

* John P. Bigelow 

* Benjamin Seaver 

* Jerome V. C. Smith 

* Alexander H. Rice 



Boston Nov. 26, 

Boston Feb. 4, 

Boston Oct. 8, 

Boston Dec. 30, 

Boston Feb. 19, 

Dorchester April 29, 

Boston Mar. 5, 

Boston Jan. 23, 

Roxbury June 8, 

Brookline Dec. 11, 

Boston Jan. 17, 

Groton Aug. 25, 

Roxbury April 12, 

Conway, N. H. .July 20, 
Newton Aug. 30, 

* Deceased. 



1770 
1772 
1765 
1786 
1792 
1784 
1798 
1807 
1793 
1798 
1802 
1797 
1795 
1800 
1818 



May 29, 
July 1, 
Oct. 28, 
June 3, 
July 17, 
Mar. 26, 
Jan. 29, 
May 25, 
April 25, 
Nov. 22, 
Nov. 2, 
July 4, 
Feb. 14, 
Aug. 20, 
July 22, 



1823 
1864 
1848 
1866 
1849 
1850 
1862 
1848 
1847 
1845 
1882 
1872 
1856 
1879 
1895 



1822 1 

1823-28.. 6 
1829-31.. 3 
1832-33.. 2 
1834-35.. 2 

1836 1 

1837-39.. 3 
1840-42.. 3 
1843-44.. 2 

1845 1 

1846-48.. 3 
1849-51.. 3 
1852-53.. 2 
1854-55.. 2 
1856-57.. 2 



174 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

mayors of the city of boston. — Concluded. 



Name. 



Place and Date of Birth. 



Died. 



Years of 
Service. 



* Frederic W. Lincoln, jr. 

* Joseph M. Wightman. . 

* Frederic W. Lincoln, jr. 

* Otis Norcross 

* Nathaniel B. Shurtleff.. 

* William Gaston 

* Henry L. Pierce 

§ Leonard R. Cutter 

♦Samuel C. Cobb 

* Frederick O. Prince. . . . 

* Henry L. Pierce 

* Frederick O. Prince 

* Samuel A. Green 

* Albert Palmer 

* Augustus P. Martin . . . 

* Hugh O'Brien 

Thomas N. Hart 

Nathan Matthews, jr . . 

* Edwin U. Curtis 

* t Josiah Quincy 

t Thomas N. Hart 

* t Patrick A. Collins 

§ Daniel A. Whelton 

t John F. Fitzgerald 

* f George A. Hibbard. . . 

T John F. Fitzgerald 

f James M. Curley 

H Andrew J. Peters 

If James M. Curley. . . . 



Boston Feb. 27, 1817 

Boston Oct. 19,1812 

(See above) 

Boston Nov. 2, 1811 

Boston June 29, 1810 

Killingly, Conn.... Oct. 3, 1820 

Stoughton Aug. 23, 1825 

(See under Chairmen of Alder- 
men) 
Taunton May 22, 1826 

Boston Jan. 18,1818 

(See above) 

(See above) 

Groton Mar. 16, 1830 

Candia, N. H...Jan. 17,1831 

Abbot, Me Nov. 23, 1835 

Ireland July 13,1827 

North Reading.. Jan. 20,1829 

Boston Mar. 28, 1854 

Roxbury Mar. 26, 1861 

Quincy Oct. 15, 1859 

(See above) 

Fermoy, Ireland, Mar. 12, 1844 

Boston Jan. 21, 1872 

Boston Feb. 11, 1863 

Boston Oct. 27, 1864 

(See above) 

Boston Nov. 20, 1874 

Jamaica Plain. . .April 3, 1872 

(See above) 



Sept. 13, 1898 
Jan. 25, 1885 
(See above) . . . 
Sept. 5,1882 
Oct. 17, 1874 
Jan. 19, 1894 
Dec. 17, 1896 



Feb. 18, 1891 
June 6, 1899 
(See above) . . 
(See above) . . , 
Dec. 5, 1918 
May 21,1887 
Mar. 13, 1902 
Aug. 1, 1895 



Mar. 28, 1922 
Sept. 8, 1919 



Sept. 14, 1905 



May 29, 1910 



1858-60.. 3 
1861-62.. 2 
1863-66.. 4 

1867 1 

1868-70. .3 
1871-72.. 2 
1873,10 mo- 
1873, 2 mo. 
1874-76.. 3 

1877 1 

1878 1 

1879-81.. 3 

1882 1 

1883 1 

1884 1 

1885-88. .4 
1889-90.. 2 
1891-94.. 4 

1895 1 

1896-99.. 4 
1900-01.. 2 
1902-05, 3i 
1905, 3Jmo 
1906-07.. 2 
1908-09.. 2 
1910-13.. 4 
1914-17.. 4 
1918-21.. 4 
1922-23 



* Deceased. t Elected for two years. 

§ Acting Mayor. 



t Twice elected for two years. 
H Elected for four years. 



Note. — From January 6, 1845, to February 27, 1845, or from the close of Mayor 
Brimmer's term of office till the election of his successor (Thomas A. Davis), the Chairman 
of the Board of Aldermen, William Parker, performed the duties of Mayor. 

In the interim between the death of Mayor Davis, on November 22, 1845, and the 
election on December 11, 1845, of his successor (Josiah Quincy, jr.), Benson Leavitt, Chair- 
man of the Board of Aldermen, acted as Mayor. 

There were three ballotings for the election of Mayor for 1854, between December 12, 
1853, and January 9, 1854. In the meantime the duties of Mayor were performed by 
Benjamin L. Allen, Chairman of the Board of Aldermen. 

In 1873 Mayor Pierce resigned his office on November 29, on his election to the Congress 
of the United States. During the remainder of the municipal year Leonard R. Cutter, 
Chairman of the Board of Aldermen, served ex officio as Acting Mayor. 

Mayor Collins died on September 14, 1905. Daniel A. Whelton, Chairman of the 
Board of Aldermeu, was Acting Mayor for the remainder of the municipal year, viz., 
September 15, 1905, to January 1, 1906. See Gen. Laws, Chap. 39, sec. 5. 



CHAIRMEN OF THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN. 175 



Chairmen of the Board of Aldermen. 



Name. 



Place and Date of Birth. 



Died. 



Years of 
Service. 



* William Washburn. . . 

* Pelham Bonney 

* Joseph Milner Wightman 

* Silas Peirce 

*Otis Clapp 

* Silas Peirce 

* Thomas Phillips Rich . . . 

* Thomas Coffin Amory, jr. 

* Otis Norcross 

* George W. Messinger . . . 

* Charles Wesley Slack . . . 

* George W. Messinger. . . 

* Benjamin James 

* Newton Talbot 

* Charles Edward Jenkins, 

* Samuel Little 

* Leonard R. Cutter 

* John Taylor Clark 

* Solomon Bliss Stebbins. . 

* Hugh O'Brien 

* Solomon Bliss Stebbins. . 

* Hugh O'Brien 

* Charles Varney Whitten, 

* Charles Hastings Allen . . 

* Patrick John Donovan . . 

* Charles Hastings Allen . . 

* Homer Rogers 

William Power Wilson. . . 

* Herbert Schaw Carruth. . 

John Henry Lee 

Alpheus Sanford 

John Henry Lee 

t Perlie Appleton Dyar . . . 
t Joseph Aloysius Conry . . 

* David Franklin Barry. . . 

* Michael Joseph O'Brien. 



Lyme, N. H Oct. 7, 1808 

Pembroke Feb. 21, 1802 

Boston Oct. 19, 1812 

Scituate Feb. 15, 1793 

Westhampton. . . Mar. 3, 1806 

(See above) 

Lynn Mar. 31, 1803 

Boston Aug. 16, 1812 

Boston Nov. 2,1811 

Boston Feb. 5,1813 

Boston Feb. 21, 1825 

(See above) 

Scituate Aug. 22, 1814 

Stoughton Mar. 10, 1815 

Scituate July 29, 1817 

Hingham Aug. 15, 1827 

Jaffrey, N. H July 1, 1825 

Sanbornton,N.H.,Sep. 19, 1825 

Warren Jan. 18, 1830 

Ireland July 13, 1827 

(See above) 

(See above) 

Vassalboro, Me., May 10, 1829 

Boston June 14, 1828 

Charlestown April 9,1848 

(See above) 

Sudbury Oct. 11, 1840 

Baltimore, Md. .Nov. 15, 1852 

Dorchester Feb. 15, 1855 

Boston April 26, 1846 

North Attleboro' . . July 5, 1856 

(See above) 

Lynn Mar. 26, 1857 

Brookline Sept. 12, 1868 

Boston Feb. 29, 1852 

Ireland Feb. 11, 1855 



Oct. 30,1890 
April 29, 1861 
Jan. 25, 1885 
Aug. 27, 1879 
Sept. 18, 1886 
(See above) . . . 
Dec. 11, 1875 
Oct. 10, 1899 
Sept. 5, 1882 
April 27, 1870 
April 11, 1885 
(See above) . . . 
April 13, 1901 
Feb. 3, 1904 
Aug. 1, 1882 
Dec. 21, 1906 
July 13,1894 
Oct. 29, 1880 
June 8, 1910 
Aug. 1, 1895 
(See above) . . . 
(See above) . . , 
Mar. 18, 1891 
Mar. 31, 1907 
Sept. 18, 1912 
(See above) . . 
Nov. 10, 1907 



Dec. 27, 1917 



July 23, 1911 
April 5, 1903 



1855 

1856-57 

1858 

1859 

1860 

1861 

1862 

1863 

1864 

1865-66 

1867 

1868 

1869 

1870 

1871 

1872 

1873 

1874-77 

1878 

1879-81 

1882 

1883 

1884-85 

1886 

1887 

1888 

1889 

1890 

1891 

1892-93 

1894-95 

1896 

1897-98 

1898 

1899 

1900 



* Deceased. 

t Perlie A. Dyar from January 25, 1898, to April 1, 1898, and October 1, 1898, to end 
of year. Joseph A. Conry from April 1, 1898, to October 1, 1898. 

Note. — The Mayor was ex officio Chairman of the Board of Aldermen from the incor- 
poration of the City until 1855; the Board elected a permanent Chairman from 1855. 



176 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

CHAIBMEN OP THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN. — Concluded. 



Name. 


Place and Date of Birth. 


Died. 


Years of 
Service. 




Boston June 17, 1867 

Boston Jan. 21, 1872 

Charlestown Aug. 8, 1870 

New Orleans, La.,Dec. 16,1858 

Dorchester Dec. 14, 1858 

Plainville, Conn., Feb. 3, 1861 




1901-04 




1905 


t Charles Martin Draper. . 




1906 




1906 




1907 




Mar. 15, 1914 
IMar. 16, 1912 


1908 




1909 



Presidents of the Common Council. 



Namb. 



Place and Date of Birth. 



Died. 



Years of 
Service. 



* William Prescott 

♦John Welles 

* Francis Johonnot Oliver, 

* John Richardson Adan . . 

* Eliphalet Williams 

* Benj. Toppan Pickman. . 

* John Prescott Bigelow... 

* Josiah Quincy, jr 

* Philip Marett 

* Edward Blake 

* Peleg Whitman Chandler 

* George Stillman Hillard, 

* Benjamin Seaver 

* Francis Brinley 

* Henry Joseph Gardner , 

* Alex. Hamilton Rice. . , 

* Joseph Story , 

* Oliver Stevens , 

* Samuel W. Waldron, jr 

* Josiah Putnam Bradlee 

* Joseph Hildreth Bradley, 

* Joshua Dorsey Ball. . . 

* George Silsbee Hale. . . 

* Wm. Bentley Fowle, jr 



Pepperell Aug. 19, 1762 

Boston Oct. 14,1764 

Boston Oct. 10, 1777 

Boston July 8,1793 

Taunton Mar. 7, 1778 

Salem Sept. 17, 1790 

Groton Aug. 25, 1797 

Boston Jan. 17,1802 

Boston Sept. 25, 1792 

Boston Sept. 28, 1805 

N. Gloucester, Me., Apr.12, *16 
Machias, Me. . . .Sept. 22, 1808 

Roxbury April 12, 1795 

Boston Nov. 10, 1800 

Dorchester June 14, 1818 

Newton Aug. 30, 1818 

Marblehead Nov. 11, 1822 

Andover June 22, 1825 

Portsmouth, N. H., Oct. 24, '28 

Boston June 10, 1817 

Haverhill Mar. 5, 1822 

Baltimore, Md. .July 11, 1828 
Keene, N. H. . . .Sept. 24, 1825 
Boston July 27, 1826 



Dec. 8, 

Sept. 26, 
Aug. 21, 
July 4, 
June 12, 
Mar. 22, 
July 4, 
Nov. 2, 
Mar. 22, 
Sept. 4, 
May 28, 
Jan. 21, 
Feb. 14, 
June 14, 
July 19, 
July 22, 
June 22, 
Aug. 23, 
Aug. 24, 
Feb. 2, 
Oct. 5, 
Dec. 18, 
July 27, 
Jan. 21, 



1844 
1855 
1858 
1849 
1855 
1835 
1872 
1882 
1869 
1873 
1889 
1879 
1856 
1889 
1892 
1895 
1905 
1905 
1882 
1887 
1882 
1892 
1897 
1902 



1822 

1823 

1824-25 

1826-28 

1829 

1830-31 

1832-33 

1834-36 

1837-40 

1841-43 

1844-45 

1846-47' 

18472-49 

1850-51 

1852-53 

1854 

1855 

1856-57 

1858 

1859-60 

1861 

1862 

1863-64 

1865 



* Deceased. ] To July 1. J From July 1. 

t Charles M. Draper from February 28, 1906, to September 10, 1906. 
Cauley from September 10, 1906, to end of year. 



Edward L. 



PRESIDENTS OF THE COMMON COUNCIL. 177 

presidents op the common council. — Concluded. 



Name. 



Place and Date of Birth. 



Died. 



Years of 
Service. 



* Joseph Story 

* Weston Lewis 

* Charles Hastings Allen. . . 

* William Giles Harris 

* Melville Ezra Ingalls 

* Matthias Rich 



* Marquis Fayette Dickin- 
son, jr 



* Edward Olcott Shepard.. 

* Halsey Joseph Boardman 

* John Q. A. Brackett .... 

* Benjamin Pope 

* William H. Whitmore. . . 
Harvey Newton Shepard 
Andrew Jackson Bailey. . 

* Charles Edward Pratt . . . 

* James Joseph Flynn . 

* Godfrey Morse 



John Henry Lee 

Edward John Jenkins . . . 

* David Franklin Barry. . 

* Horace Gwynne Allen . 

* David Franklin Barry. . 

* Christopher Francis 

O'Brien 



Joseph Aloysius Conry... 

Timothy Lawrence Con- 
nolly 



Daniel Joseph Kiley 

Arthur Walter Dolan 

William John Barrett 

Leo F. McCullough 

* George Cheney McCabe 



(See p. 176.) 

Hingham April 14, 1834 

Boston June 14, 1828 

Revere May 15, 1828 

Harrison, Me. . .Sept. 6,1842 
Truro June 8,1820 

Amherst Jan. 16,1840 

Hampton, N. H., Nov. 25, 1835 

Norwich, Vt May 19, 1834 

Bradford, N. H., June 8, 1842 

Waterford, Ire. .Jan. 13,1829 

Dorchester Sept. 6,1836 

Boston July 8,1850 

Charlestown July 18,1840 

Vassalboro, Me., Mar. 13, 1845 

St. John, N. B 1835 

Wachenheim, Germany, 

May 17, 1846 

Boston April 26, 1846 

London, Eng Dec. 20, 1854 

Boston Feb. 29, 1852 

Jamaica Plain. . .July 27, 1855 

(See above) 



Boston Feb. 17, 1869 

Brookline Sept. 12, 1868 

Boston Oct. 5,1871 

Boston July 27, 1874 

Boston Sept. 22, 1876 

Boston June 24, 1872 

Boston July 1,1882 

Carmel, N. Y . . . July 5, 1873 



(See p. 176.) 
April 6, 1893 
Mar. 31, 1907 
Oct. 29, 1897 
July 11,1914 
Dec. 13, 1914 

Sept. 18, 1915 
April 27, 1903 
Jan. 15,1900 
April 6, 1918 
Sept. 24, 1879 
June 14, 1900 



Aug. 20, 1898 
Mar. 26, 1884 
June 20, 1911 



July 23, 1911 
Feb. 12, 1919 

(See above) . . , 

April 25, 1899 



Dec. 27, 1917 



1866 
1867 
1868 
1869 
1870 
1871 

1872 

1873-74 

1875 

1876 

1877-78 

1879 

1880 

18811 

1881 2-82 

1883 » 

1883* 

1884 

1885-86 

1887-88 

1889-90 

1891-93 

1894-95 
1896-97 

1898 

1899-1901 

1902-05 

1906-07 

1908 

1909 



* Deceased. " To October 27. 2 From October 27. « To June 11. * From June 14. 



178 



MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



Presidents of the City Council.* 



Name. 



Place and Date of Birth. 



Died. 



Year of 
Service. 



Walter Ballantyne . 



Walter Leo Collins 

John Joseph Attridge. . . . 
Thomas Joseph Kenny . . 
Daniel Joseph McDonald, 

George W. Coleman 

Henry E. Hagan 

James J. Storrow 

Walter Leo Collins 

Francis J. W. Ford 

James T. Moriarty 

James A. Watson 

David J. Brickley 



Hawick, Scotland, 

March 17, 1855 

Boston April 7, 1878 

Boston Feb. 8,1878 

Boston Nov. 18, 1863 

Chelsea Aug. 14, 1873 

Boston June 16, 1867 

St. John, N. B. .Feb. 26, 1865 

Boston Jan. 21, 1864 

(See above) 

Boston Dec. 23, 1882 

Amesbury Sept. 22, 1876 

Boston June 24, 1870 

Boston March 14, 1889 



1910 
1911 
1912 
1913 
1914 
1915 
1916 
1917 
1918 
1919 
1920 
1921 
1922 



* Single chamber, established in 1910 (See Chap. 486, Acts of 1909, Sects. 48-51). 



Orators of Boston. 

APPOINTED BY THE PUBLIC AUTHORITIES. 

For the Anniversary of the Boston Massacre, March 5, 1770. 



1771 James Lovell. 

1772 Dr. Joseph Warren. 

1773 Dr. Benjamin Church. 

1774 John Hancock. 

1775 Dr. Joseph Warren. 

1776 Rev. Peter Thacher. 

1777 Benjamin Hichborn. 

For the Anniversary of 

1783 Dr. John Warren. 

1784 Benjamin Hichborn. 

1785 John Gardiner. 

1786 Jonathan L. Austin. 

1787 Thomas Dawes, jr. 

1788 Harrison Gray Otis. 

1789 Rev. Samuel Stillman. 

1790 Edward Gray. 

1791 Thomas Crafts, jr. 

1792 Joseph Blake, jr. 

1793 John Quincy Adams. 

1794 John Phillips. 

1795 George Blake. 



1778 Jonathan Williams Austin. 

1779 William Tudor. 

1780 Jonathan Mason, jr. 

1781 Thomas Dawes, jr. 

1782 George Richards Minot. 

1783 Dr. Thomas Welsh. 



National Independence, July 4, 1776. 

1796 John Lathrop, jr. 

1797 John Callender. 

1798 Josiah Quincy. 

1799 John Lowell, jr. 

1800 Joseph Hall. 

1801 Charles Paine. 

1802 Rev. William Emerson. 

1803 William Sullivan. 

1804 Dr. Thomas Danforth. 

1805 Warren Dutton. 

1806 Francis Dana Channing. 

1807 Peter O. Thacher. 

1808 Andrew Ritchie, jr. 



ORATORS OF BOSTON. 



179 



1809 William Tudor, jr. 

1810 Alexander Townsend. 

1811 James Savage. 

1812 Benjamin Pollard. 

1813 Edward St. Loe Livermore. 

1814 Benjamin Whitwell. 

1815 Lemuel Shaw. 

1816 George Sullivan. 

1817 Edward T. Channing. 

1818 Francis C. Gray. 

1819 Franklin Dexter. 

1820 Theodore Lyman, jr. 

1821 Charles G. Loring. 

1822 John C. Gray. 

1823 Charles Pelham Curtis. 

1824 Francis Bassett. 

1825 Charles Sprague. 

1826 Josiah Quincy, Mayor. 

1827 William Powell Mason. 

1828 Bradford Sumner. 

1829 James T. Austin. 

1830 Alexander H. Everett. 

1831 Rev. John G. Palfrey. 

1832 Josiah Quincy, jr. 

1833 Edward G. Prescott. 

1834 Richard S. Fay. 

1835 George S. Hillard. 

1836 Henry W. Kinsman. 

1837 Jonathan Chapman. 

1838 Rev. Hubbard Winslow. 

1839 Ivers James Austin. 

1840 Thomas Power. 

1841 George Ticknor Curtis. 

1842 Horace Mann. 

1843 Charles Francis Adams. 

1844 Peleg W. Chandler. 

1845 Charles Sumner. 

1846 Fletcher Webster. 

1847 Thomas G. Carey. 

1848 Joel Giles. 

1849 William W. Greenough. 

1850 Edwin P. Whipple. 

1851 Charles Theodore Russell. 

1852 Rev. Thomas Starr King. 

1853 Timothy Bigelow. 

1854 Rev. A. L. Stone. 

1855 Rev. A. A. Miner. 

1856 Edward Griffin Parker. 

1857 Rev. William R. Alger. 

1858 John S. Holmes. 

1859 George Sumner. 

1860 Edward Everett. 

1861 Theophilus Parsons. 

1862 George Ticknor Curtis. 

1863 Oliver Wendell Holmes. 

1864 Thomas Russell. 

1865 Rev. Jacob M. Manning. 



1866 Rev. S. K. Lothrop. 

1867 Rev. George H. Hepworth. 

1868 Samuel Eliot. 

1869 Ellis W. Morton. 

1870 William Everett. 

1871 Horace Binney Sargent. 

1872 Charles Francis Adams, jr. 

1873 Rev. John F. W. Ware. 

1874 Richard Frothingham. 

1875 Rev. James Freeman Clarke. 

1876 Robert C. Winthrop. 

1877 William Wirt Warren. 

1878 Joseph Healey. 

1879 Henry Cabot Lodge. 

1880 Robert Dickson Smith. 

1881 George Washington Warren. 

1882 John Davis Long. 

1883 Rev. H. Bernard Carpenter. 

1884 Harvey N. Shepard. 

1885 Thomas J. Gargan. 

1886 George Fred Williams. 

1887 John E. Fitzgerald. 

1888 William E. L. Dillaway. 

1889 John L. Swift. 

1890 Albert E. Pillsbury. 

1891 Josiah Quincy. 

1892 John R. Murphy. 

1893 Henry W. Putnam. 

1894 Joseph H. O'Neil. 

1895 Rev. Adolph Augustus Berle. 

1896 John F. Fitzgerald. 

1897 Rev. Edward Everett Hale. 

1898 Rev. Denis O'Callaghan. 

1899 Nathan Matthews, jr. 

1900 Stephen O'Meara. 

1901 Curtis Guild, jr. 

1902 Joseph A. Conry. 

1903 Edwin D. Mead. 

1904 John A. Sullivan. 

1905 Le Baron B. Colt. 

1906 Timothy W. Coakley. 

1907 Rev. Edward A. Horton. 

1908 Arthur D. Hill. 

1909 Arthur L. Spring. 

1910 James H. Wolff. 

1911 Charles William Eliot. 

1912 Joseph C. Pelletier. 

1913 Grenville S. MacFarland. 

1914 Rev. James A. Supple. 

1915 Louis D. Brandeis. 

1916 Joe Mitchell Chappie. 

1917 Daniel J. Gallagher. 

1918 William H. P. Faunce. 

1919 Charles Ambrose De Courcy. 

1920 Jacob L. Wiseman. 

1921 Lemuel H. Murlin. 

1922 Jeremiah E. Burke. 



180 



MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



MEMBERS OF THE STATE 
OF 1923 AND 1924 FROM 



LEGISLATURE 
BOSTON. 



SENATORS. (10.) 

SUFFOLK DISTRICT. 

1 * — Ward 1 Edward J. Cox, R. 

2** — Wards 3, 4, 5 William J. Francis, D. 

3 — Wards 9, 10, 11 John W. McCormack, D. 

4 — Wards 2, 6, 12 Patrick J. Melody, D. 

5 — Wards 7, 8 t Wellington Wells, R. 

6 — Wards 13, 14, 15 James J. Mulvey, D. 

7 — Wards 17, 18, 20 William I. Hennessey, D. 

8 — Wards 16, 22, 23 t George W. P. Babb, R. 

9 — Wards 19, 21, 24 f Henry S. Clark, R. 

NORFOLK AND SUFFOLK DISTRICTS.* 
Wards 25, 26 William S. Youngman, R. 

REPRESENTATIVES. (50.) 

Ward I Robert Dinsmore, D. Ward I f John H. Drew, D. 

1. \ Thomas A. Winston, D. 12. \ Patrick J. Sullivan, D. 

Ward/ J. Frederick Curtin, D. Wa « d J Richard Daniel Gleason.D. 

2. \ Timothy F. Donovan, D. 13 - I Edward F. Wallace, D. 

tit ,. m „ m t-. Ward / f Hugh J. Campbell, D. 

Ward / t William H. Winnett, D. 14 . | Michael F. Hourihan, D. 

3. \ John P. Shepard, D. 

Ward ! William A. Canty, D. 
Ward / t James J. Mellen, D. 15. \ Peter L. Kelley, D. 

4. \ John J. McCarthy, D. 

Ward f t Elijah Adlow, R. 

w ft Bernard Finkelstein, D. 16 - I Carroll L. Meins, R. 

c \ John I. Fitzgerald, D. „. , , _ _, „ _ 

5 - 1 Joseph A. Langone, D. Wa * d / t Coleman E Kelly, D. 

1 ^ <• 17. \ Daniel C. Murphy, D. 

Ward \ Andrew J. Gorey.D. Waed r t Francis X . Coyne, D. 

c u { James W.Hayes D. 1S _ [ r ICH ard J. Garvey. § 

} John H. Logue, D. l 

f Harrison H. Atwood, R. 
w f f Davis B. Keniston, R. Wards \ William A. Fish, D. 

ward I + WlLLIAM j Conlon, R. 19 and 20. ( Richard M. Walsh, D. 

[ t Albert A. Sutherland, R. 

f t Frank B. Phinney, R. 
Ward / t James M. Hunnewell, R. 01 Wa 5 D o 8 , t William D. Lancaster R. 

8. \ t Henry L. Shattuck, R. 21 and 24 - 1 Thomas H. Bilodeau, R. 

_■ ,, w ■□ tj -p. ft Geohge A. Gilman, R. 

Ward / t William P. Hickey.D. Wards \ Susan W. Fitzgerald, D. 

9. \ t Joseph D. Toomey, D. 2 2 and 23. [ George Penshorn, R. 

W to RD { KCS' W 2 A 5 ED }t Martin Hays, R. 

W ffM gBS^D. W 26 RD } JOHNj.HEE r ERNAN,D.,R. 

* Includes Chelsea, Revere and Winthrop. ** Includes part of Cambridge, 

t Signifies re-election. t Includes Brookline and Watertown. § No designation. 

D, signifies Democrat. R, Republican. 



MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND DISTRICTS. 181 



MEMBERS OF THE SIXTY-EIGHTH CONGRESS 
FROM MASSACHUSETTS. 



SENATORS. 

Heney Cabot Lodge, *§ R 

David Ignatius Walsh,! D 

REPRESENTATIVES 

District 1 — Allen T. Treadway,* R. . 

2 — Frederick H. Gillet,* R.t 

3 — Calvin D. Paige,* R. . 

4 — ■ Samuel E. Winslow,* R. . 

5 — John J. Rogers,* R. 

6 — A. Piatt Andrew,* R. 

7 — William P. Connery, Jr., D. 

8 — Frederick W. Dallinger,* R. 

9 — ■ Charles L. Underhill,* R. 

10 — Peter F. Tague, D.* . 

11 — George Holden Tinkham,* R. 

12 — James A. Gallivan,* D. 

13 — Robert Luce,* R. 

14 — Louis A. Frothingham,* R. 

15 — William S. Greene,* R. 

16 — • Charles L. Gifford, R. 

Terms end March 4, 1925. 



of 
of 

of 
of 
of 
of 
of 
of 
of 
of 
of 
of 
of 
of 
of 
of 
of 
of 



Nahant. 
Fitchburg. 

Stockbridge. 

Springfield. 

Southbridge. 

Worcester. 

Lowell. 

Gloucester. 

Lynn. 

Cambridge. 

Somerville. 

Boston. 

Boston. 

Boston. 

Waltham. 

Easton. 

Fall River. 

Barnstable. 



CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS. 

Following the apportionment based upon the United States Census 
of 1910, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts was divided into sixteen 
Gongressional Districts. (See Chap. 674, Acts of 1912.) 

By Chapter 226, Acts of 1916, the five Congressional Districts, in which 
one or more of the new wards of Boston are situated, were redivided as 
follows : 

District 10.— Wards 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. 

District 11.— Wards 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 16, 22 and 23. 

District 12.— Wards 9, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21. 

District 13. — Wards 25 and 26 (Brighton), with Brookline and twelve 
other towns in Norfolk County; the three cities, Newton, Waltham and 
Marlborough, and eight towns in Middlesex County, and one in Worcester 
County. 

District 14. — Ward 24, with the city of Quincy and thirteen towns 
in Norfolk County; the city of Brockton and five towns in Plymouth 
County. 

* Signifies re-election. § Term ends March 4, 1929. 

t Term ends March 4, 1925. JElected Speaker of House of Representatives in 1919 

and again in 1921. 
Note. — D. signifies Democrat, R. Republican. 



182 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



FOREIGN CONSULS IN BOSTON. 
1923. 



Argentina — Manuel G. Durand, 93 Federal street, Vice-Consul. 

Belgium — Thomas H. Robbins, 26 Central street, Consul. 

Bolivia — Arthur P. Cushing, 101 Tremont street, Consul. 

Brazil — Jaime Mackay D'Almeida, 244 Washington street, Vice-Consul, 
Pedro Mackay D'Almeida, Commercial Agent, 244 Washington street. 

Chile — Hernan Besa, 722 Commonwealth avenue, Consul. 

Colombia — Enrique Naranjo, Brookline, Consul; Arthur P. Cushing, 
101 Tremont street, Vice-Consul. 

Costa Rica — Mario Sancho, 10 High street, Consul. 

Cuba — Dr. Federico Sanchez Guerra, 114 State street, Consul. 

Dominican Republic — Arthur C. Granville, Arlington, Consul. 

Ecuador — Max Otto von Klock, 143 Federal street, Acting Consul. 

Finland — John A. Anderson, 101 Tremont street, Vice-Consul. 

France — J. C. Joseph Flamand, 10 Post Office square, Consular Agent. 

Germany — B. F. v. Scholley, 53 State street, Consul. 

Great Britain — Edward F. Gray, 150 State street, Consul-General; 
Arthur H. Marlow, Vice-Consul; James A. Brannan, Vice-Consul. 

Greece — Theodore G. Papayannopulos, 636 Beacon street, Consul. 

Guatemala — William A. Mosman, 85 Water street, Consul-General. 

Hayti — B. Preston Clark, 55 Kilby street, Consul. 

Honduras — ■ Albert Propper, 40 Court street, Consul. 

Italy — Agostino Ferrante, 142 Berkeley street, Consul. 

Luxembourg — In care of Belgian Consulate. 

Mexico — J. A. Saenz, 131 State street, Vice-Consul. 

Netherlands — J. H. Reurs, 89 State street, Consul. 

Nicaragua — David H. Sequeira, 12 Huntington avenue, Consul. 

Norway — In charge of Swedish Consul. 

Panama — Melvin M. Johnson, 89 State street, Consul; Alfred R. Shrigley, 
73 Tremont street, Vice-Consul. 

Peru — Alejandri G. Riveros, 143 Federal street, Consul. 

Portugal — Eduardo R. Carvalho, 220 Devonshire street, Consul; -Camillo 
Camara, 220 Devonshire street, Vice-Consul. 

Russia — ■ Joseph A. Conry, 1 Beacon street, Consul. 

Spain — Pedro Mackay D'Almeida, 244 Washington street, Vice-Consul. 

Sweden — Carl W. Johansson, 18 Tremont street, Room 1103, Vice-Consul. 

Switzerland — George H. Barrel, 88 Broad street, Consular Agent. 

Turkey — Served at Spanish Consulate by H. Kazoz, attache, 244 Wash- 
ington street. 

Uruguay — William A. Mosman, 85 Water street, Consul. 

Venezuela — Dr. Ernesto Hurtado, 1202 Commonwealth avenue, Consul. 



STATISTICS 

OF 



Population, Valuation 



AND 



City Election of 1922. 



184 municipal register. 

Enumerated Population of Boston, 

u. s. census, january 1, 1920, 

748,060. 

Estimated population of boston, 

JULY 1, 1923, 

842,890. 



According to the U. S. Census Bureau the population of Boston on 
January 1, 1920, was 748,060, an increase of 77,475 or 11.55 per cent 
since April 15, 1910, when it was 670,585 (Federal Census); and of only 
2,621, or 0.35 per cent, over the enumeration of the State Census, April 
1, 1915, viz., 745,439. Of the said increase (viz., 77,475) 15,936 was due 
to the annexation of Hyde Park in 1912, leaving but 61,539 or 9.18 per 
cent as the normal gain for the 10 years, as compared with 109,693 or 
19.56 per cent for the preceding 10 years. Such an unaccountable decline 
in Boston's habitual rate of growth, which has shown an average increase 
of 23.1 per cent for every 10 years from 1870 to 1910 inclusive, cannot be 
explained by any of the observed and recorded changes in the movement 
of population during the last decade. Hence, the 1920 census figures are 
regarded as incredible and have not been accepted by the City Govern- 
ment as correct or approximately correct. 

The reasons for this adverse judgment regarding the Federal Census of 
1920 are based upon a careful investigation undertaken by the Statistics 
Department in July and August, 1920. The evidence then and since 
ascertained has been partly corroborated by other investigators and is 
summed up as follows: 

1. The records of the Boston Health Dept. show that the excess of 
births over deaths of natives, from 1910 to 1919, inclusive, numbered 
110,298, total births being 185,958 and total deaths (i. e., native born alone) 
75,660, exclusive of all non-residents. This natural increase alone brought 
the 1910 population (i. e., 670,585) up to 780,883 in 1920. 

2. By the State Census of 1915, the total number of foreign-born 
inhabitants was 268,154, or an increase of 24,789 over the number in 1910, 
viz., 243,365. That increase, added to the previously shown increased 
total (i. e., 780,883), brings the new total up to 805,672. 

3. By the annexation of Hyde Park in 1912 the addition to the popula- 
tion was 15,936, of which 4,601 were foreign born and included in the 
increase (i. e., 24,789) above stated. Hence the native-born accession, or 
11,335, should be added, making a total of 817,007. 

4. The number of deaths of foreign-born residents in the five years 
1915-1920, viz., 22,474, should be deducted from the last-named total 



POPULATION OF BOSTON. 



185 



(i. e., 817,007), leaving the final aggregate ascertainable by official records, 
794,533. This result is nowise estimated. All the figures given are as 
reliable as those of any census. 

5. According to the statistics of the U. S. Immigration Office, the 
number of immigrant aliens coming to Massachusetts in the 5 years 
1915-1919 inclusive was 108,948; of emigrant aliens departing, 43,420; 
number remaining, 65,528, of which 12.72 per cent were presumably resi- 
dents of Boston. This computation is based upon the record of the pre- 
ceding 5 years as verified by the 1915 State Census of foreign-born inhabi- 
tants. Hence the small foreign-born accession of 8,335 (i. e., 12.72 per cent 
of 65,528) remains to be added to the population total last stated (viz., 
794,533), giving an aggregate of 802,868. 

The considerable number of residents other than aliens who left Boston 
on account of the World War was apparently offset by returns and acces- 
sions in 1918 and 1919, as shown by a net increase of 15,980 in the Police 
List from 1915 to 1920. The net increase in excess of births, or 13,391, in 
the same period is another offset. 

POPULATION BY WARDS, 1920 U. S. CENSUS AND 1915 STATE 
CENSUS, WITH INCREASE (+) OR DECREASE (— ). 



Wards. 


1920 

Census. 


1915 

Census. 


Change in 
5 Years. 


Wards. 


1920 

Census. 


1915 

Census. 


Change in 
5 Years. 


1 


24,738 
38,313 
18,566 
15,706 
63,267 
35,030 
38,091 
39,105 
28,959 
25,727 
26,875 
28,015 
26,380 
26,003 


23,776 
41,904 
21,016 
18,585 
77,573 
37,250 
35.0S4 
38,317 
33,996 
25,741 
26,234 
29,416 
30,533 
27,799 


+ 962 
—3,591 
—2,450 
—2,879 
—14,306 
—2,220 
+ 3,007 

+7SS 

—5,037 

-14 

+ 641 
—1,401 
—4,153 
—1,796 


15 

16 

17 

18 

19 

20 

21 

22 

23 

24 

25 

26 


25,960 
29,363 
27,277 
28,547 
24,810 
26,546 
33,938 
25,989 
24,904 
23,849 
22,082 
20,023 


26,225 
25,404 
25,853 
25,877 
22,748 
22,958 
26,499 
23,812 
21,442 
22,615 
16,401 
18,381 


—265 


2 


+ 3,959 


3 


+ 1,424 


4 


+ 2,670 


5 


+ 2,062 


6 


+ 3,588 


7 


+7,439 


8 


+ 2,177 


9 


+ 3,462 


10 


+ 1,234 


11 


+ 5,681 


12 


+ 1,639 






13 


Totals... 


748,060 


745,439 




14 


+ 2,621 







Note. The two-page table showing the population of Boston and 
annexed districts separately by every census from 163S to 1920, also other 
population tables hitherto appearing in the Municipal Register, will be 
found in the Boston Year Book in 1923 and thereafter. 



186 



MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



ASSESSED VALUATION AND TAX, 1922. 



Assessed Valuation, 
April 1, 1922. 



Real 

Estate. 



Personal 
Estate. 



Total. 



Tax at $24.70 per $1,000. 



Real 
Estate. 



Personal 
Estate. 



Polls, 
$5.00 
each. 



Total. 



818,405,600 
30,540,000 
24,624,600 
22,332,300 

615,723,500 
33,690,800 

111,808,500 

168,549,700 
78,308,400 
12,240,500 
21,617,300 
. 21,057,200 
22,499,400 
21,027,300 
18,041,400 
25,478,400 
19,704,400 
19,377,100 
23,894,300 
23,936,900 
25,792,800 
27,007,700 
27,865,100 
21,928,000 
45,184,300 
20,979,600 



51,501,615,100 



$1,634,100 

2,335,100 

933,300 

1,125,500 

92,972,600 
2,496,200 
3,267,600 

16,942,200 
7,338,300 
751,500 
1,303,300 
1,379,300 
949,700 
980,900 
1,436,800 
3,265,600 
1,025,500 
1,158,900 
2,739,200 
1,428,000 
2,401,800 
2,450,800 
1,643,200 
2,236,600 
2,511,500 
1,288,400 



$158,025,900 
18,220,774 



$20,039,700 
32,875,100 
25,557,900 
23,457,800 

708,696,100 
36,187,000 

115,076,100 

185,491,900 
85,646,700 
12,992,000 
22,920,600 
22,436,500 
23,449,100 
22,008,200 
19,478,200 
28,744,000 
20,729,900 
20,536,000 
26,633,500 
25,361,900 
28,194,600 
29,458,500 
29,503,300 
24,164,600 
47,725,800 
22,268,000 



$454,618 32 
751,338 00 
608,227 62 
551,607 81 
15,208,370 45 
832,162 76 
2,761,669 95 
4,163,177 59 
1,934,217 48 
302,340 35 
533,947 31 
520,112 84 
555,735 18 
519,374 31 
445,622 58 
629,316 48 
486,69S 68 
47S.614 37 
590,189 21 
591,241 43 
637,082 16 
667,090 19 
688,267 97 
541,621 60 
1,116,052 21 
518,196 12 



$40,362 27 
57,676 97 
23,052 51 
27,799 85 
2,296,423 22 
61,656 14 
80,709 72 
418,472 34 
181,256 01 
18,562 05 
32,191 51 
34,068 71 
23,457 59 
24,228 23 
35,488 96 
80,660 32 
25,329 85 
28,624 83 
67,658 24 
35,271 60 
59,324 46 
60,534 76 
40,587 04 
55,244 02 
62,775 05 
31,823 48 



$1,659,641,000 
18,220,774 



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450,053 12 



$37,500 
51,290 
28,290 
25,400 
99,475 
67,360 
76,275 
57,205 
42,575 
38,985 
38,995 
42,530 
45,200 
37,930 
40,550 
43,895 
41,020 
41,165 
39,330 
40,625 
47,180 
39,585 
40,210 
35,495 
37,140 
29,385 



$1,164,590 



$532,480 59 
863,304 97 
659,570 13 
604,807 66 
17,604,268 67 
961,178 90 
2,918,654 67 
4,638,854 93 
2,158,048 49 
359,887 40 
605,133 82 
596,711 55 
624,392 77 
581,532 54 
521,661 54 
753,871 80 
553,048 53 
548,404 20 
697,177 45 
667,138 03 
743,586 62 
767,209 95 
769,065 01 
632,360 62 
1,215,967 26 
579,404 60 



$42,157,722 70 
450,053 12 



Totals. . $1,501,615,100 $176,246,674 $1,677,861,774 $37,089,892 97 $4,353,292 85 $1,164,590 $42,607,775 82 



Note. — The supplementary assessments of omitted estates increased the totals (for all wards) under Assessed 
Valuation as follows: Real Estate, $73,500, and Personal Estate, $652,800, making the grand total of Assessed 
Valuation, $1,678,588,074. The corresponding increases under Taxes were: Real Estate, $1,816, and Personal, 
$16,124, making the grand total of Taxes, $42,625,716. 

The total Assessed Valuation in 1922 exceeded that of 1921 by $81,481,131. 



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CITY ELECTION, 1922. 



191 



VOTE FOR SCHOOL COMMITTEE, DECEMBER 12, 1922. 

[As Reported by Election Commissioners.! 



Wards. 



W. G. 

McGauley. 



F. L. 

Bogan. 

# 



R. F. 
Hooper. 



W. G. 
O'Hare. 

t 



Total 
Vote. 



Blanks. 



10. 

11. 
12. 
13. 
14. 
15. 
16. 
17. 
IS. 
19. 
20. 
21. 
22. 
23. 
24. 
25. 
26. 



Totals. 



410 
427 
244 
240 
1,420 
683 
378 
311 
486 
407 
497 
S5S 
712 
907 
684 
363 
497 
509 
307 
437 
337 
902 
398 
282 
282 
350 



1,282 
952 
1,104 
1,080 
2,043 
1,265 
1,767 
3,208 
1,339 
1,585 
1,545 
1,298 
1,166 
1,911 
1,708 
1,610 
1,880 
1,650 
1,899 
1,852 
1,382 
2,323 
2,528 
1,032 
1,624 
1,149 



13,328 



42,182 



511 
278 
1S6 
145 
469 
525 

1,592 

3,016 
245 
459 
446 
379 
500 
569 
708 

1,078 
899 
479 

1,178 
924 
S62 

1,372 

1,962 
778 

1,273 
542 



21,375 



1,316 

1,302 

1,745 

2,021 

1,155 

1,289 

774 

677 

1,718 

1,712 

1,645 

1,451 

1,050 

2,116 

1,632 

951 

1,627 

1,749 

1,112 

1,401 

942 

1,611 

9S4 

598 

751 

1,016 



34,345 



3,519 
2,959 
3,279 
3,486 
5,087 
3,764 
4,511 
7,212 
3,788 
4,163 
4,133 
3.9S6 
3,428 
5,503 
4,732 
4,002 
4,903 
4,387 
4,496 
4,614 
3,523 
6,208 
5,872 
2,690 
3,930 
3,057 



S73 
1,029 
933 
1,144 
1,171 
802 
641 
842 
846 
887 
1,005 
734 
694 
9S7 
870 
630 
943 
893 
572 
726 
593 
802 
64S 
430 
482 
471 



111,232 t 20,648 



# F. L. Bogan, M. D. re-elected for term of three years, t W. G. O'Hare (new mem- 
ber) elected for term of three years. J Includes two votes for "All Others." 



192 



MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



VOTE ON THE ADOPTION BY THE CITY OF AN ACCOUNT* 
ING SYSTEM PROVIDED BY THE STATE, DEC. 12, 1922. 

[As Reported by Election Commissioners.] 



Wards. 


Question: "Shall the City Petition for 

the Installation op an Accounting Sys- 
tem by the Commonwealth?" 




Voted 
Yes. 


Voted 
No. 


Total 
Vote. 


Majority 
for 
Yes. 


Blanks. 


1 


877 

760 

693 

739 

1,219 

938 

1,356 

2,010 

830 

922 

943 

866 

778 

1,250 

1,134 

1,112 

1,122 

1,002 

1,216 

1,123 

917 

1,499 

1,647 

707 

1,091 

723 


479 
400 
562 
556 
581 
519 
448 
527 
590 
659 
630 
570 
451 
761 
673 
442 
686 
655 
490 
608 
457 
828 
650 
359 
423 
426 


1,356 
1,160 
1,255 
1,295 
1,800 
1,457 
1,804 
2,537 
1,420 
1,581 
1,573 
1,436 
1,229 
2,011 
1,807 
1,554 
1,808 
1,657 
1,706 
1,731 
1,374 
2,327 
2,297 
1,066 
1,514 
1,149 


398 
360 
131 
183 
638 
419 
908 
1,483 
240 
263 
313 
296 
327 
489 • 
461 
670 
436 
347 
726 
515 
460 
671 
997 
348 
668 
297 


840 


2 


834 


3 


851 


4 


1,020 


5 


1,329 


6 


826 


7 


772 


8 


1,490 


9 


897 


10 


944 


11 


996 


12 


924 


13 


832 


14 


1,234 


15 


994 


16 


762 


17 


1,115 


18 


983 


19 


828 


20 


939 


21 


684 


22 


1,178 


23 


963 


24 


494 


25 


692 


26 


615 






Totals 


27,474 


14,430 


41,904 


13,044 


24,036 







POLICE LIST AND MALE POLLS ASSESSED. 



193 



Adults Listed (by Police) and polls Assessed, 

1921 AND 1922, 
Including Supplementary Listing. 



Wards. 



1921. 



Men 
Listed. 



Women 
Listed. 



Male 

Polls 

Assessed. 



1922. 



Men 
Listed. 



Women 
Listed. 



Male 

Polls 

Assessed. 



9. 
10. 
11. 
12. 
13. 
14. 
15. 
16. 
17. 
18. 
19. 
20. 
21. 
22. 
23. 
24. 
25. 
26. 



7,620 
10,616 
5,660 
5,072 
21,264 
13,776 
16,231 
12,663 
8,685 
7,939 
7,840 
8,554 
9,073 
7,734 
8,096 
8,914 
8,254 
8,366 
8,013 
8,198 
9,492 
7,901 
7,907 
7,227 
7,708 
5,826 



7,540 

9,095 

5,305 

4,632 

14,871 

11,412 

15,257 

17,607 

7,868 

8,231 

8,246 

' 8,660 

9,462 

9,526 

8,988 

10,369 

9,511 

9,511 

9,557 

8,996 

10,331 

9,479 

8,939 

7,401 

9,735 

5,999 



6,266 
9,368 
4,667 
4,031 
19,585 
11,920 
12,891 
9,790 
7,364 
6,576 
6,514 
7,048 
7,654 
6,183 
6,690 
7,347 
6,852 
6,787 
6,616 
6,707 
7,919 
6,513 
6,533 
6,070 
6,098 
4,885 



7,618 
10,444 
5,790 
5,181 
20,616 
13,857 
15,598 
12,186 
8,608 
7,952 
8,663 
8,644 
9,239 
7,795 
8,254 
8,910 
8,337 
8,355 
8,017 
8,228 
9,536 
7,996 
8,146 
7,163 
7,581 
5,905 



7,588 

9,144 

5,395 

4,694 

14,302 

11,073 

14,875 

16,776 

7,956 

8,228 

8,473 

8,928 

9,702 

9,474 

9,138 

10,482 

9,448 

9,380 

9,361 

9,120 

10,430 

9,587 

9,222 

7,406 

9,751 

6,203 



7,500 
10,258 
5,658 
5,080 
19,895 
13,472 
15,255 
11,441 
8,515 
7,797 
7,799 
8,506 
9,040 
7,586 
8,110 
8,779 
8,204 
8,233 
7,866 
8,125 
9,436 
7,917 
8,042 
7,099 
7,428 
5,877 



Totals 238,629 246,528 198,874* 238,619 246,136 232,918 



* Correct total of polls in 1921 was 236,550, but the tax exemption of service-men to the 
number of 37,676 reduced the total to 198,874. 

Note. — In accordance with chapter 279, Acts of 1903, amended by chapter 291, Acts 
of 1906, all male residents 20 years of age or more have been listed by the police annually on 
May 1. This date was changed to April 1 by chapter 440, Acts of 1909. In Boston the 
voting list is annually revised by means of the police canvass. 



194 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



ADDITIONS AND COERECTIONS. 



SEGREGATED BUDGET, OR APPROPRIATIONS, ETC., 
FOR FINANCIAL YEAR, 1923-24. 

Eighth year of Segregated Budget in Boston. Budget for City and 
County for year 1923-24 passed by City Council May 7, and approved 
by Mayor, May 11, 1923. 

Total appropriated from taxes, miscellaneous income, Water Service 
and other revenue, $36,410,148; of which $25,578,842 was for City pur- 
poses within tax limit; $5,905,045 for City debt requirements; $2,692,508 
for County purposes (including $139,634 for County debt requirements); 
$1,807,881 for Water Service, $398,714 for Printing Dept. and $27,158 for 
City Record. Special appropriations included in budget were : Reconstruct- 
ing and Repairing Streets by Contract, $950,000; Bridges, repairs, etc., 
$90,000; Granolithic Sidewalks, $50,000; Ferry Improvements, etc., 
$50,000. The Legislature having again raised the tax limit, to $12.75 for 
1923, on each $1,000 of the 3-year average valuation ($1,606,575,807), the 
amount available for appropriations inside tax limit was $20,483,842, plus 
estimated miscellaneous revenue of $5,095,000. 

Maintenance appropriations of School Committee, $11,873,029 (inch 
$562,301 for Schoolhouse Dept.); special appropriations from Tax Levy, 
etc., for schoolhouses and sites, $3,391,636; total for schools, $15,264,665. 
Grand total of appropriations from Ordinary revenue $51,674,813, or 
$1,968,166 more than in 1922. The State Tax and Metropolitan assess- 
ments will probably add about $5,000,000 to said total. 

The notable items of increase over the appropriations for 1922-23 are 
School Committee, $676,684; Public Works Dept., $290,025; Fire Dept., 
$255,004; Police Dept., $253,467; Serial Debt Requirements, $199,893; 
Park Dept., $132,771; Hospital Dept., $90,233; Health Dept., $45,425; 
Library Dept., $37,942; Boston Sanatorium, $29,163; Public Buildings 
Dept., $28,442; Institutions Dept., $26,974; Overseers of Public Wel- 
fare, $25,280; Institutions Dept. (House of Correction), $39,885. 

Items of decrease are : Soldiers' Relief Dept., $739,890; Reserve Fund, 
$47,641; Sinking Fund Requirements, City Debt, $47,177; Election 
Dept., $42,508; County Debt Requirements, $10,831. The total of 
Special Appropriations from Tax Levy, Etc., was $4,532,636 or $642,044 
more than in 1922. 

ADULT RESIDENTS OF BOSTON LISTED BY POLICE, 1923. 

In accordance with Chap. 114, Acts of 1921, the listing of residents, 
citizens and aliens alike, as of April 1, 1923, by name, age, occupation 



ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS. 



195 



and place of residence included all women 20 years of age or over, as well 
as men. The number of each, by wards, follows: — ■ 



Wd. 


Men. 


Women. 


Total. 


Wd. 


Men. 


Women. 


Total. 


1... 


7,592 


7,551 


15,143 


14... 


7,634 


9,788 


17,422 


2... 


10,278 


9,021 


19,299 


15... 


8,110 


9,066 


17,176 


3... 


5,680 


5,511 


11,191 


16... 


8,745 


10,343 


19,088 


4... 


4,976 


4,700 


9,676 


17... 


8,214 


9,366 


17,580 


5... 


19,316 


14,197 


33,513 


18... 


8,141 


9,170 


17,311 


6... 


13,633 


10,577 


24,210 


19... 


7,919 


9,396 


17.315 


7... 


15,762 


14,763 


30,435 


20... 


8,168 


9,083 


17,251 


8... 


11,462 


15,343 


26,805 


21... 


9,583 


10,403 


19,986 


9... 


8,486 


7,902 


16,388 


22... 


8,016 


9,619 


17,635 


10... 


7,795 


8,167 


15,962 


23... 


8.279 


9,600 


17,879 


11... 


7,925 


8,017 


15,942 


24... 


7,236 


7,436 


14,672 


12... 


8,575 


8,914 


17,489 


25... 


7,797 


9,763 


17,560 


13... 


9,106 


9,563 


18,669 


26... 


5,729 


6,221 


11,950 



Total men, 234,157; total women, 243,390; total listed as of April 1, 
477,547 or 2,559 less than on April 1, 1922. 

The supplementary list is likely to add 3,000 to 4,000 to said total. 

LATEST DEPARTMENT EVENTS, CHANGES, ETC. 
Assessing Dept. (See page 36). — • The Ordinance increasing the salary of 
First Assistant Assessors from $1,500 to $1,600, which was filed by the 
Mayor with the City Clerk on March 26, 1923, not having been rejected 
or withdrawn within 60 days after said date, was in force on May 26, 
1923 (Chap. 7, Ord. 1923) as if adopted by the City Council. 
Boston Sanatorium (See page 43). — Abraham Pearlstein appointed 

and confirmed as a trustee for term ending in 1928. 

Building Dept. (See page 44). — ■ Salary increases: Charles S. Damrell, 

$3,100 to $3,200; War. A. Wheater and Jas. W. Flynn, $2,300 to $2,400. 

Regulation of Building Heights (See page 154) changed by Chap. 

462, sec. 11, Acts of 1923, so as to permit a maximum height of 

155 feet (instead of 125 feet as heretofore) for buildings in District A. 

County of Suffolk (See page 97). — -Arthur D. Hill appointed as 

assistant to District Attorney at salary of $5,000 per year. 
Fire Dept. (See page 48). — B. F. Underhill, Chief Clerk, retired and 
James P. Maloney promoted to the position. 
New Fire Alarm Signal Station in Fenway. — Under authority 
of Chap. 309, Acts of 1923, a loan appropriation of $500,000 was 
voted by the City Council on May 14 to be expended according as 
directed by the Fire Commissioner, for a new signal station in a 
safe, isolated location. 
Mayor, Dept. of. (See page 35). — William McMasters, Directing 
Secretary, Boston Commercial and Industrial Bureau, resigned. 



196 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Police Deft. (See page 108). — Under authority of Chap. 289, Acts of 
1923, a loan appropriation of $1,000,000 was voted by the City Council 
on June 4 for new police headquarters, to be expended by the Public 
Buildings Dept. 

Retirement System (See page 118). — Minimum pension increased (on 
petition of the Mayor) by Chap. 426, Acts of 1923, to $480 per year for 
members of the system whose length of service has been at least 15 
years. Act accepted by City Council, May 28, 1923. 

CITY OFFICIALS AND EX-OFFICIALS DECEASED IN THE 

PAST YEAR. 

Henry Abrahams, member of City Planning Board since 1915 and of 
the Corporation and Managers of the Franklin Fund since 1910; elected 
as member of the School Committee in 1916, serving through the regular 
term ending in 1920; was on the Mass. Commission on the Cost of Liv- 
ing in 1910. He served as secretary of the Boston Central Labor Union 
for over 20 years and was president at the time of his death; prominent 
in Jewish circles and benevolent activities. Died Jan. 15, 1923, aged 68. 

John J. Barry, member of Boston Sanatorium Board of Trustees since 
1916. He was president of the Central Labor Union in 1914-15. Died 
Feb. 3, 1923, aged 58. 

Thomas P. Beal, member of the Boston Common Council in 1885. Served 
as president of the Second National Bank for the past 35 years; was a 
leading official in other banking institutions also in various manufactur- 
ing concerns and active in the Boston Chamber of Commerce. Died 
May 24, 1923, aged 74. 

George E. Brock, member of the School Committee, 1902 to 1905 and 
then in the reorganized Board from 1906 to 1915, serving as chairman in 
1913 and 1914. He was president of the Home Savings Bank for the 
past 16 years and a director in banking and insurance corporations; also 
prominent in Masonic circles. Died June 10, 1923, aged 62 years, 6 mos. 

James J. Caine, district chief, Fire Dept., Dist. 6, South Boston, since 
1920 and captain for previous 13 years, having joined the department 
in 1893. Died March 16, 1923, aged 61. 

John F. Casey, head master of English High School, 1901 to 1915 and sub- 
master previously for 29 years; retired with pension and honorary title, 
Master Emeritus, in 1915, having served in said school 43 years. Died 
May 2, 1923, aged 78. 

John T. Gibson, principal of Agassiz School Dist., Jamaica Plain, for 40 
years ending 1912, when he retired with pension and honorary title, 
Master Emeritus. Died April 23, 1923, aged 82. 

Thomas M. Joyce, member of the Boston Common Council in 1905. In 
1912 and 1913 he represented Roxbury in the State Senate and from 
1916 for seven consecutive years in the House, his death occurring in 
his eighth year of service there. Died Feb. 28, 1923, aged 42. 



ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS. 197 

Charles S. Lawler, superintendent, Printing Dept., 1918-1922. In 
1913, 1914 and 1916 he was representative in H. of R. for Ward 24, in 
1917 and 1918 in the Senate. Died March 14, 1923, aged 44. 

Bowdoin S. Parker, City Collector, 1910-1914; member of Boston Com- 
mon Council, 1889-1891. He served in Legislature (H. of R.) in 1892-93 
and compiled and edited the Special Laws of Mass. during the period 
1889-1893. A veteran of the Civil War, he was prominent in the militia 
until his retirement in 1897 with the rank of colonel, also in masonic and 
G. A. R. circles. Died in San Francisco, Dec. 19, 1922, aged 81. 

W. Prentiss Parker, member of Board of Aldermen in 1908; a 
trustee of the Pauper Inst. Dept., 1901-1903 and chairman of the 
reorganized board in 1905-06. He represented the 8th Suffolk district 
in Mass. Senate in 1909, 1910 and 1916; retired from banking business 
in 1917. Died while on European tour, March 22, 1923, aged 66. 

Thomas Ryan, captain and chief clerk in Police Dept. since 1906, having 
joined the force in 1869. He was a veteran of the Civil War and for 
many years an official of the Boston Police Relief Assoc'n. Died Dec. 
19, 1922, aged 77. 

George A. Tyzzer, principal of Theodore Lyman School Dist., East 
Boston, since 1912 and sub-master in same during previous 8 years; 
entered the service as sub-master of Dwight School in 1899. Died 
suddenly in Hingham, Jan. 24, 1923, aged 65. 



198 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



Okdee of Contents. 



Page 
Introduction 5 

The City Seal . ... 6 

The City Government, 1923 . 7 

Officials of the City Council 8, 9 

Committees of the City Council 10 

Rules of the City Council 11-16 

Amended City Charter of 1909 (with amendments since) . . 17-31 

Officers in charge of executive departments, with term, salary, etc., 32-34 

Notes on the regular City departments, lists of their officials, 

also term and salary of each 35-91 

Various City, County and State officers, with term, salary, etc., 92, 93 
Various departments, commissions, courts, etc., with officials and 

assistants, also salaries 94-118 

Boston Retirement System 118, 119 

City Ordinances, 1914-1923 121-154 

Regulation of Building Heights 154-156 

Boundaries of the 26 wards 158-168 

Members of City Government, by years, 1909-1922 . . . 170-173 

Mayors of Boston, 1822 to 1923 , 173, 174 

Chairmen of the Board of Aldermen, 1855 to 1909 . . . 175, 176 

Presidents of the Common Council, 1822 to 1909 .... 176, 177 

Presidents of the City Council, 1909 to 1922 ..... 178 

Orators of Boston, annually appointed, 1771 to 1922 . . . 178, 179 

Boston members of 1923-24 State Legislature .... 180 
Members of 68th Congress from Massachusetts, with Boston's 

Congressional districts 181 

Foreign Consuls in Boston . . . 182 

Statistics of Population, Valuation and Elections in 1922 . . 184-192 

Additions and Corrections 194-197 

City officials and ex-officials deceased in past year . . . 196, 197 



INDEX — A-B. 199 



INDEX TO CONTENTS. 



A. 

Page 

Accounting system installed by State, referendum, 1922 election . 192 

Additions and corrections . 194-197 

Adult residents of Boston, 1923, police list of 194, 195 

Aldermen, Chairmen of the Board of, 1855 to 1909 . . . 175, 176 

Members of, in its last year (1909) 170 

Amended City Charter of 1909 (with Amendments since) . . 17-31 

Appeal, Board of 95 

Appropriations for Financial Year, 1923-24 194 

Aquarium, Marine Park 73 

Arnold Arboretum (Park Dept.) '. 73 

Art Department 94 

Assessed Polls and Police List, 1921, 1922 193 

Assessed valuation, tax and tax rate, 1922 186 

Assessing Department 35-42 

Assessing Districts, 1923 36-42 

First Assistant Assessors' salary increased. (Ordinances, 

1916, 1920 and 1923) 123, 132, 195 

Attendance officers (School Committee) 115 

Auditing Department 42 

Auditor's salary increased (Ordinance, 1921) .... 139 

Automobile fire apparatus (Fire Dept.) 50-53 

Avenue Louis Pasteur, placed under control of Park Commis- 
sioners. (Ordinance, 1922) 150 

B. 

Back Bay assessment districts 38 

Back Bay wards 161 

Bank stock, valuation of and tax on, 1922 186 

Bath-houses, list of 73-75 

Beach baths (Park Dept.) . . . 74 

Birth Certificates, where obtained 85 

Births, Registrar of 85 

Boards and Commissions serving without pay : 

Art Commission 94 

Boston and Cambridge Bridges Commission .... 96 

Boston Sanatorium Trustees 42-43 

City Hospital Trustees 54 

City Planning Board . . . . • 46 



200 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Page 
Boards and Commissions serving without pay. — Concluded. 

Finance Commission (the four members other than Chair- 
man) 96 

. Franklin Foundation Managers 103, 104 

Library Trustees 59 

Overseers of the Public Welfare 62 

Park Commissioners (the two members other than Chair- 
man) 63 

School Committee Ill 

Sinking Funds Commission 87 

Statistics Trustees 88 

Bootblacking, concerning trade of (Ordinance, 1917) . . . 128 

Boston and Cambridge Bridges Commission 96 

Boston Almhouse and Hospital 58 

Boston City Record (official weekly of City) . . .35, 19, 25, 26, 120 
Increase of price (Ordinance, 1922) . . . . . . 150 

Boston Commercial and Industrial Bureau 35 

Boston Conservation Bureau established (Ordinance, 1922) . 147 

Boston Proper (Wards 5-8) : 

Assessment districts of 37, 38 

Municipal Court of 100 

Parks, playgrounds, etc. in . . . . . . . 63-67 

Police List of adults, 1923, in wards 5-8 195 

Public Library and branches in 60, 61 

Public Schools in ... 113, 116 

Representatives of, in Legislature, 1923-24 .... 180 

Streets paved in, miles of . 82 

Wards in, boundaries of 160, 161 

Boston Retirement System . 118, 119, 196 

Boston Sanatorium 42, 43, 195 

Name changed from Consumptives' Hospital Dept. (Ordi- 
nance, 1922) 145 

Boundaries of Wards 158-168 

Bridge and Ferry Division, Public Works Dept 81 

Bridges (highway) in Boston 69, 70, 81, 96 

In parks and parkways 69, 70 

Brighton (Wards 25 and 26) : 

Assessment districts of . . 41, 42 

Municipal Court of ....'.... . 100 

Parks, playgrounds, etc. in . 64-66, 68 

Police List of adults, 1923, in wds. 25 and 26 . . . . 195 

Public Library Branch in 60 

Public Schools in ... 113, 116 

Representatives of, in Legislature, 1923-24 .... 180 

Streets paved in, miles of 82 

Wards, boundaries of 168 



INDEX — B-C. 201 

Page 
43 



Budget Department 

Commissioner's salary increased (Ordinance, 1921) 
Establishing of department (Ordinance, 1917) . 

Builders' Licenses, fees for (Ordinance, 1920) . 

Building Department 

Commissioner's salary increased (Ordinance, 1921) 
Control of building operations (Ordinance, 1921) . 

Building Heights, regulation of 

Buildings in charge of Public Buildings Dept. 



141 

128 

135 

44, 45, 195 

139 

141 

154-156, 195 

. 76-79 



C. 

Carriages, Inspector of (Police Dept.) 109 

Cemetery Department, consolidation of, with Park Dept. (Ordi- 
nance, 1920) . . . . 137, 138 

Cemetery Division, Park Department 75 

Cemeteries owned by City, with location and area ... 75 

Census of Boston (Federal) in 1920 shown incorrect . . . 184, 185 

Changes in departments, latest 195,196 

Charlestown (Wards 3 and 4) : 

Assessment districts of ........ 36 

City buildings in 74, 76-78 

Municipal Court of . . 100 

Parks, playgrounds, etc. in 64, 65, 68 

Police List of adults, 1923, in wds. 3 and 4 . . . . 195 

Public Library Branch in 60 

Public Schools in 113, 116 

Streets paved in, miles of . . . . . . . 82 

Wards, boundaries of 159, 160 

Charter, City (of 1909) 17-31 

Chattel Loan Company . . 108 

City and County Buildings . 76-79 

City officials in charge of departments . . ■ . . . . 32-34 

City Charter, Amended (of 1909) with amendments since . . 17-31 

City Clerk Department 45 

Salary of City Clerk and Assistant City Clerk increased 

(Ordinance, 1917) 129 

City Council of 1923, with term of each member .... 7 

Acting President of . . 7 

Committees of 10 

Officials of 8, 9 

Order of, for Municipal Register of 1923 3 

Rules of 11-16 

Vote for, by candidates, City election, 1922 .... 190 

City Council, members of, in years 1910-1922 .... 171-173 

Presidents of, 1910-1922 178 

City Election, 1922, statistics of 187-192 

City Flag and Municipal Standard (Ordinance, 1916) ... 126 



202 



MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



City Government, 1923 

City Governments, 1909 to 1922 

City Hospital 

City income to be credited to general revenue (Ordinance, 1916) 

City Messenger ! 

City officials and ex-officials deceased in past year 

City Ordinances, 1914 to 1923 

City Planning Department 

Ordinances concerning, 1915, 1916 and 1923 . . 122, 

City Prison (Police Dept.) 

City Record, See Boston City Record. 

City Seal, origin of and present form 

City Solicitor, office of, abolished . . . " . 

Claims, inspector of (Police Dept.) 

Clerk of Committees (City Council) 

Collateral Loan Company 

Collecting Department 

Collector's salary increased (Ordinance, 1921) .... 
Commissioner: 

Budget .... 43 Institutions 

Building .... 44 Police 

Fire 47 Public Works . 

Health 53 Soldiers' Relief . 

Commissioners : 

Art 

Boston and Cambridge 
Bridges .... 

Boston Finance . 

Election .... 
Commissions. See Boards and Commissions. 
Common Council: 

Members of, 1909 (last year) 
Presidents of, since 1822 
Congress (68th) Massachusetts members of 
Congressional Districts in Boston 
Constables appointed by Mayor, 1923-24 
Consuls of foreign countries in Boston 
Contracts made by City (Ordinance, 1921) 
Convalescent Home (Hospital Dept.) 
Conveyancers, City (Law Dept.) 
Corporation Counsel (Law Dept.) 
County of Suffolk: 

Auditor .... 97 Land Court . 

Commissioners ... 97 Register of Deeds 

District Attorney . . 97 Sheriff . 

Index Commissioners . 98 Treasurer 



94 

96 
96 

47 



Park . 
Schoolhouse 
Sinking Funds 
Street . 



Page 

7 

170-173 

54-57 

124 

1, 15, 121 

196, 197 

121-154 

46 

125, 153 

111 

2,6 
58 

109 
8, 17 

108 
46 

139 

57 

109 

80 

87 

63 

86 

87 



170 

176, 177 

181 

181 

106, 107 

182 

145 

54, 57 

58 

58 

97 
98 
98 
97 



INDEX — C-D. 



203 



Courts and Officers of: 




Juvenile Court . 


102 


Municipal Court, Boston 


Proper 


100 


Brighton District 


100 


Charlestown District 


100 


Dorchester District . 


101 


East Boston District 


101 


Roxbury District 


101 



South Boston District 
West Roxbury District 

(incl. Hyde Park) . 
Probate and Insolvency, 

Judges and Register 
Probation officers 
Superior Court . 
Supreme Court . 



Criminal Investigation, Bureau of (Police Dept.) 



Page 

101 

101 

99 

102, 103 

99 

98 

109 



D. 

Deaths, City officials and ex-officials in past year 

Deaths, registrar of 

Deeds, Register of (Suffolk County) 

Departments and Commissions of the City (alphabetical list) 



Art Dept. . 

Assessing . 

Auditing 

Boston and Cambridg 
Bridges Commission 

Boston Sanatorium 

Budget Dept. 

Building 

City Clerk . 

City Planning 

Collecting . 

Election 

Finance Commission 

Fire Dept. . 

Franklin Foundation 

Health Dept. 

Hospital 

Institutions 

Law 

Library 

Licensing Board 
Detention, House of (Police Dept.) 
District Attorney (Suffolk County) 
Districts: 

Assessment .... 36-42 

Fire . . . . . 48, 49 

Geographical, with wards, 158-168 

Legislative .... 180 



96 

42 
43 
44 
45 
46 
46 
47 
96 
47 

103 
53 
54 
57 
58 
59 

105 



Market Dept. . 

Mayor 

Park . 

Police . 

Printing 

Public Buildings 

Public Welfare, Overseers 

of 
Public Works Dept 
Registry 

School Committee 
Schoolhouse Dept. 
Sinking Funds . 
Soldiers' Relief . 
Statistics 

Street Laying-Out 
Supply. 
Transit 
Treasury 

Vessels and Ballast 
Weights and Measures 



Medical (County) 
Municipal Court 
School 



196, 197 

85 
98 

61 
35 
63 
108 
76 
76 

62 
80 
85 

111 
86 
86 
87 
87 
88 
90 
90 
90 
91 
91 

111 
97 

103 

100, 101 

113 



204 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Page 
Dorchester (Wards 11, 17 to 21): 

Assessment districts of 39, 40 

City Buildings in 82-84 

Municipal Court of . . 101 

Parks, playgrounds, etc., in . ...... 70-72,74 

School districts in 113 

Streets paved in, miles of 92 

Wards in, boundaries of . 162, 164-166 

E. 

East Boston (Wards 1 and 2) : 

Assessment districts of 36 

City Buildings in . . . 74, 77, 78 

District Court of ... 101 

Public Library Branch in ' 61 

Parks, playgrounds, squares, etc. in 65, 66, 69 

Relief station (hospital) in . 54, 57 

School districts in 113 

Streets paved in, miles of . . 82 

Wards in, boundaries of 158, 159 

Election Department 47 

Commissioners, salaries of (Ordinance, 1921) .... 145 

Commissioners, salaries of (Ordinance, 1923) .... 151, 152 

Election, City, 1922, statistics of 187-192 

"(Engineers, Public Works Dept 81, 84 

Examiners, Board of (Building Dept.) 45 

Executive Departments of City 35-91 

Executive Officers, with salary, term, etc 32-34 

F. 

Fees for permits, Public Works Dept 80 

Fees for permits, Street Commissioners 89, 90 

Fence-viewers (Building Dept.) 93 

Ferries (North and South) owned by City 81 

Ferry. See Bridge and Ferry Division. 

Finance Commission 96 

Fire Department, with officials, fire-districts, etc. . . .47, 53, 195 

Firemen's hours of labor (Ordinance, 1917) .... 128 

Two-platoon system (Ordinance, 1923) 151 

Fire apparatus, companies and their officers .... 50-52 

Assignments by districts . . . . . . . . 48, 49 

Total equipment in use and in reserve 53 

Firemen's Relief Fund 53 

Flag, City (Ordinance, 1916) 126 

Foreign Consuls in Boston 182 

Fountains, monuments, statues, etc 70-72 

Fourth of July Orators appointed by City Government . . 178, 179 



INDEX — F-I. 205 

Page 

Franklin Foundation 103, 105 

Franklin Fund, Managers of 104 

Franklin Union (Trade School) 104 

Franklin Park 64, 70, 73 

Q. 

Garage permits, fees (Street Commissioners) .... 89 

Government of Boston, 1923 7 

Members of, 1909-1922 . . 170-173 

Gymnasia, public (Park Dept.) 73, 74 

H. 

Harbor Master (Police Dept.) 110 

Harvard University, "tree museum" of 73 

Hawkers and Peddlers (Ordinances, 1915) 122, 123 

Haymarket-Square Relief Station (Hospital Dept.) ... 54, 57 

Health Department 53, 54 

Chief officials of . 53, 54 

Inspectors of . . 107 

Heights, Building, regulation of 154-156, 195 

High Pressure Fire Service 83 

Highway Division, Public Works Dept 82 

Hospital Department (City Hospital) 54-57 

Convalescent Home, Dorchester . . . . . . 54, 57 

Medical and Surgical Staff 55-57 

Relief Stations 54, 57 

South Department 54, 57 

Hospitals, unnecessary noise near (Ordinance, 1916) . . . 125 

House of Detention (Police Dept.) Ill 

Hyde Park (Ward 24, part) : 

Assessment districts of 41 

Municipal Building in . . 74, 77, 79 

Municipal Court of (with W. Roxbury) 101 

Playgrounds, parks, etc. in 65, 66, 69 

Public Library Branch in . . 61 

Public Schools in 113, 116 

Streets paved, miles in ........ 82 

Ward 24, boundaries of 167, 168 

I. 

Index Commissioners (Suffolk County) 98 

Insolvency and Probate, Court of 99 

Inspectors : 

Health Dept 53, 54, 107 

Police Dept 109, 110 

School Dept. (medical) 115 



206 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Page 
Institutions Department : 

Commissioner and Deputy Commissioners of ... 57 
Chief officers at Long Island Almshouse and House of Cor- 
rection 58 

Ordinance establishing, 1920 134 

Steamboats in use by 58 

J. 

Jail, County, Charles St 78 

Ordinances as to salaries of officers, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 

1920, 1923 125, 127, 129, 131, 133, 152 

Jailer and Sheriff (Suffolk County) 98 

Jitneys, licensing and regulation of (Ordinance, 1921) . . . 141 

July Fourth, Orators appointed by the City . . . ' . . 178, 179 

Junk and second-hand articles (Ordinance concerning, 1918) . . 129 

Justices of Municipal Courts 100-102 

Juvenile Court 101, 102 

L. 

Lamps, street, number and varieties of 83 

Land Court (Suffolk County) 97 

Law Department 58 

Legislature of 1923-24, Boston members of 180 

Library Department: 

Central and Branch libraries of 60, 61 

Officials and Trustees of ....... . 59 

Reading-rooms of 61 

Trust funds, appropriation, etc. 59 

Volumes, number belonging and circulated .... 60 

License Clerk (Amusement licenses) Mayor's Office ... 35 
License and Permit Fees : 

Board of Examiners (Building Dept.) 45 

Public Works Dept 80 

Street Commissioners 89 

Licensing Board 105, 106 

Loan Association, Workingmen's 108 

Loan Company, Chattel 108 

Loan Company, Collateral 108 

M. 

Market Department 61, 62 

Faneuil Hall and Quincy Markets 62 

Closing of markets (Ordinance, 1923) 154 

Superintendent's salary increased (Ord., 1922) . . . 147 

Marriage Certificates (Registry Dept.) 85 



INDEX— M-P. 207 

Page 

Massachusetts, Members of 68th Congress from .... 181 
Mayor: 

Department of 35 

Commercial and Industrial Bureau 35, 195 

Municipal Employment Bureau 35 

Office staff, with salaries 35 

Mayors of Boston, 1822 to 1923 173, 174 

Medical Examiner (Suffolk County) 103 

Men in Boston 20 yrs. of age and over, 1923 ..... 195 

Metropolitan Sewerage Districts 84 

Metropolitan Water District 85 

Monuments, statues, etc., belonging to City 70-72 

Mortuaries (Suffolk County) 103 

Municipal Court: 

Boston Proper, Brighton, Charlestown 100 

Dorchester and five other branches 101 

Justices of (regular and special) 100-102 

Probation officers of 102 

Municipal Employment Bureau 35 

Municipal Standard (Ordinance, 1916) 126 

O. 

Officers paid by fees 93, 106 

Officials and ex-officials deceased in past year .... 196, 197 

Old South Association . . . 108 

Orators of Boston since 1771 . ' 178, 179 

Ordinances enacted, 1914-1923 121-154 

Revised (13th Revision) 1914 121 

Overseers of Public Welfare 62 

Temporary Home and Wayfarers' Lodge in charge of . . 63 

P. 

Park Department: 

Commissioners and chief officials of 63 

Consolidation of Cemetery Dept. with (Ordinance, 1920) . 137 

Parks, Playgrounds, Squares, etc 63, 69 

Park frontages, concerning (Ordinance, 1922) . . . 148 

Park frontages, concerning (Ordinance, 1923) . . . 152 

Parkman Fund, bequest of George F. Parkman .... 73 

Peddlers and Hawkers (Ordinances, 1915) 122, 123 

Penal Institutions Dept. merged with Institutions Dept. (Ordi- 
nance, 1920) 134 

Pensions and Retirement System 118, 196 

Pensions for retired teachers 117 

Permits, fees for: 

Public Works Dept 80 

Street Commissioners 89 



208 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Page 

Physicians and surgeons, consulting (City Hospital) . . . 55-57 

Planning Department, City 46 

Playgrounds (Park Dept.) 65, 66 

Police Department: 

Commissioner and chief officials of 108-111 

Criminal Investigation, Bureau of 109 

Listing of adults, 1923 195 

Police Commissioner appointed by Governor, term and salary, 93 

Police force, officers and patrolmen, with salaries . . . 110 

Stations and Divisions of 110, 111 

Polls assessed, 1921-22, with Police list, by wards .... 193 
Population of Boston: 

1923, July 1, estimated ....*.... 184 

1920, Jan. 1, U. S. Census incorrect 184, 185 

Enumeration by wards, 1920, with increase or decrease from 

1915 185 

Precinct election statistics, 1922 187-189 

Printing Department 76 

Superintendent's salary increased (Ord., 1920) . . . 135 

Prison, City (Police Dept.) Ill 

Probate and Insolvency, Court of 99 

Probation officers (Suffolk County) ....... 102 

Public Buildings Department: 

City and County buildings in charge of 76-78 

Superintendent and Chief Clerk of 76 

Superintendent's salary increased (Ord., 1921) . . . 139 

Ward-rooms, hired buildings, etc < . 78, 79 

Public Library. See Library Dept. 

Public officers, with term of office, salary, etc. . . . 32-34, 92, 93 

Public streets, miles of paved, by districts, 1923 . . . ' . 82 ' 

Public Welfare, Overseers of 62 

Public Works Department: 

Bridge and Ferry Division of ...... 81 

Bridges, number of, maintained by City, etc 81 

Deputy Commissioner of (Ordinance, 1922) .... 147 

Ferries, municipal, operated by 81 

Highway Division of 82 

Lamps, street, number and varieties maintained by . . . 83 

Public streets in charge of, by districts and miles ... 82 

Sewer and Sanitary Division of . . . . . . . 83, 84 

Water Division of 84, 85 



Q. 

Quarantine service (Health Dept.) abolished (Ordinance, 1915), 122 



INDEX — R-S. 



209 



R. 



Refuse, removal of 

Ordinances concerning, in 1917 and 1921 
Register of Deeds (Suffolk County) . 
Registration of men and women voters, 1922 . 
Registry Department 

City Registrar of births, marriages and deaths 
Relief stations (City Hospital) .... 
Representatives of Boston in Legislature, 1923-24 
Retirement System in effect Feb. 1, 1923 
Roxbury (Wards 12-16) : 

Assessment districts of .... 

Municipal Court of 

Parks, playgrounds, etc., in 

Police list of adults in 1923, Wds. 12-16 . 

Public Library Branch in . 

Public Schools in 

Representatives of, in Legislature, 1923-24 

Streets paved in, miles of . 

Wards in, boundaries of ... . 
Rules of the City Council 



118, 



Page 

84 

127, 140 

98 

187-189 

85 

85 

54, 57 

180 

119, 196 

39 

101 

64-68 

195 

61 

113, 116 

180 

82 

163, 164 

11-16 



S. 



Salaries of City Officials 

Sanitary Service (Public Works Dept.) supervisor of 

School Committee: 

Department of, with officials and their salaries 
Elementary School districts .... 
High, Latin and Normal Schools 
Industrial, manual training and special schools 
Pensions and retirement funds for teachers 

School Centers 

Special departments, with directors and their salaries 
Teachers' salary schedule 

Schoolhouse Department ...... 

Seal of the City, origin of 

Segregated Budget, 1923-24 

Senatorial districts in Boston, with Senators serving 

Sewer and Sanitary Division (Public Works Dept.) 

Sewers, length of, in miles .... 

Sheriff of Suffolk County .... 

Sidewalks, sweeping of (Ordinance, 1920) 

Sinking Funds Department 

Sinking Funds, use of (Ordinance, 1916) . 



32-34, 92, 93 
83 



111-117 
113 
113 

115-117 
117 



117 

114 

114 

86 

6 

194 

180 

83 

83 

98 

134 

86,87 

126 



210 



MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



Dept 



Soldiers' Relief Department .... 

Commissioner's salary increased (Ord., 1922) 
South Boston (Wards 9 and 10) : 

Assessment districts of . 

Municipal Building in . 

Municipal Court of 

Parks, playgrounds, etc. in 

Police list of adults in 1923, Wds. 9 and 10 

Public Library Branch in 

Public Schools in . 

Representatives of, in Legislature, 1923-24 

Streets paved in, miles of . 

Wards in, boundaries of 
State Tax and Assessments, 1923 
Statistics Department 

Secretary of, concerning (Ordinance, 1922) 
Statues, monuments, etc., belonging to City 
Store refuse, removal of ... . 
Street Cleaning and Oiling Service (Public Works 
Street Commissioners (Street Laying-Out Dept.) 
Street lamps, number and varieties of 
Street Laying-Out Department 
Streets, public, miles of paved, by districts, 1923 
Streets, use of (Ordinance, 1916) 
Suffolk County, See County of Suffolk. 
Superintendent of: 

Almshouse and Hospital 
Boston Sanatorium 
City Hospital 
Fire Alarm Branch 
Markets 
Parks . 
Supervisor of : 

Bridges, Public Works Dept 

Construction, Building Dept 

Gasfitting, Building Dept 

Plumbing, Building Dept 

Sanitary and St. Cleaning and Oiling Service . 

Licensed Minors (School Dept.) .... 

Motor apparatus (Fire Dept.) . . 
Supply Department 

Superintendent's salary increased (Ordinance, 1920) 

Supreme Judicial Court, clerks of 

Superior Court, clerks of 



58 


Police . . . . 


43 


Printing 


55 


Public Buildings 


48 


Schools 


61 


Supplies 


63 


Wire Div., Fire Dept 



Page 

87 
150 

39 

74, 77 

101 

64-66, 69 

195 

61 

113, 116 

180 

82 

162 

194 

87, 88 

149 

70, 72 

84 

83 

88 

83 

88 

82 

124 



109 
76 
76 

111 
90 
48 

81 
44 
44 
44 
83 

114 
48 
90 

132 

5,99 

99 



INDEX— T-W. 211 
T. 

Page 

Tax Levy for 1922, by wards 186 

Tax rate per $1,000 of valuation, 1922 186 

Transit Department 90 

Ordinance establishing, 1918 130 

Ordinance concerning salaries, 1922 146 

Treasury Department 90, 91 

Bonding of subordinates in (Ordinance, 1921) . . . 139 

Treasurer's salary increased (Ordinance, 1921) . . . 139 
Trustees of: 

Boston Sanatorium 42, 43 

Hospital Dept 54 

Library Dept. . . . . 59 

Statistics Dept 88 

Trust Funds, investment of (Ordinance, 1920) .... 137 

Two-platoon system in Fire Dept. (Ordinance, 1923) . . . 151 

V. 

Valuation and tax, 1922 186 

Vendors (itinerant), licenses of (Ordinance, 1920) .... 136 

Vessels and Ballast Department . . . . . . . 91 

Voters, registered, 1922 187-189 

W.— Z. 

Wachusett Reservoir 85 

Ward boundaries 158-168 

Ward population, 1920 and 1915, with changes in 5 years . . 185 

Ward-rooms, list of (Public Buildings Dept.) 78, 79 

Water Division (Public Works Dept.) 84, 85 

Water used in 1922, average gallons daily 85 

Water mains, miles of, 1923 85 

Water, shutting off of (Ordinance, 1923) 151 

Weights and Measures Department 91 

Ordinances increasing salaries of sealers .... 130, 132, 153 
West Roxbury (Wards 22 and 23) : 

Assessment districts in 40 

Municipal Buildings (Jamaica Plain and Roslindale) . . 74, 77 

Municipal Court of 101 

Parks, playgrounds, etc. in 64, 66, 69 

Police list of adults in 1923, wards 22 and 23 .... 195 
Public Library Branches in Jamaica Plain, Roslindale, and 

West Roxbury Center 61 

Public Schools in 113 

Representatives of, in Legislature, 1923-24 .... 180 



212 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

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West Roxbury (Wards 22 and 23). — Concluded. 

Streets paved in, miles of 82 

Wards in, boundaries of 167 

Wire Department consolidated with Fire Dept. (Ordinance, 1919), 130 

Women residents, 1923, by wards 195 

Voters, City Election, 1922 187-189 

Workingmen's Loan Association 108 

Workmen's Compensation Act, concerning agent under (Ordi- 
nance, 1916) 124 

Zoological Garden, Franklin Park 73