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Full text of "Municipal register : containing rules and orders of the City Council, the city charter and recent ordinances, and a list of the officers of the City of Boston, for .."

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BOSTON 
MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

FOR 1927. 




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. Civitatis 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 'SicuT Patkibus 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 opposite 
page. 




SEAL OF THE CITY 

OF 

BOSTON. 



CITY OF BOSTON 
IN CITY COUNCIL 

May 23, 1927. 
ORDERED: That the Statistics Dbpaktment be authorized, 

UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE COMMITTElE ON RULES, TO PREPARE AND 
HAVE PRINTED THE MUNICIPAL REGISTER FOR THE CURRENT YEAR, INCLUD- 
ING THEREIN A MAP OF THE CITY, WITH WARD LINES; AND THAT THE ClERK 

OF Committees be authorized to prepare and have printed a pocket 

EDITION OF THE ORGANIZATION OP THE CiTY GOVERNMENT; THE EXPENSE 

OP SAID Register and Organization to be charged to the appro- 
priation FOR CITY documents. 
Passed. Approved^^by the Mayor, May 24, 1927. 

Attest: 

W. J. DOYLE, 

Assistant City Clerk. 




^/(a.P02-«-<'-'^-^--^ Cl. ACt^-'Oi>*)-<2^___ 



MAYOR OF BOSTON 



(Document 37 — 1927.] 

CITY OF BOSTON 

MUNICIPAL REGISTEE 
FOE 1927 



CONTAINING 



A REGISTER OF THE CITY GOVERNMENT, 

RULES OF THE CITY COUNCIL, 

AMENDED CITY CHARTER OF 1909, 

WITH CHANGES SINCE, 

INCLUDING THE 

IMPORTANT AMENDMENTS OF 1924, 
NOTES ON THE CITY DEPARTMENTS, 

WITH 

LISTS OF EXECUTIVE AND OTHER PUBLIC OFFICERS, 

ALSO 

THE WARD BOUNDARIES, 

AND 

MEMBERSHIP OF FORMER CITY GOVERNMENTS. 



COMPILED AND EDITED BY THE STATISTICS 
DEPARTMENT. 



(the data given IN THIS ISSUE IS AS OF JULY 1, 1927.) 



CITY OF BOSTON 

PRINTING DEPARTMENT 

1927 

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Boston ^'ty ^'^ssenger 

MUNICIPAL RkGIStER. 



Contents. 



Page 

Introduction . 7, 8 

The City Government, 1926 9 

Officials of the City Council 10,11 

Committees of the City Council 12 

Rules of the City Council 13-18 

Amended City Charter of 1909 (with changes to 1922) . . . 19-33 

Amendments of City Charter in 1924 34-43 

Officers in charge of executive departments, with term, salary, etc., 44-46 
Notes on the executive departments, lists of their officials, with 

term of each 47-112 

Various City, County and State officers, with term, etc. . . 114, 115 
Various departments, commissions, courts, etc., with officials and 

assistants 116-138, 144, 145 

City Ordinances, 1925-1926 139, 141 

Regulation of Building Heights 142, 144 

Valuation of Boston 146 

Gain and Loss 147 

Boundaries of the 22 wards (new) 150-163 

Members of City Government by years, 1909-1925 . . . 166-169 

Mayors of Boston, 1822 to 1926 170 

Chau-men of the Board of Aldermen, 1855 to 1909 . . . 171, 172 
Presidents of the Common Council, 1822 to 1909 .... 172, 173 

Presidents of the City Council, 1909 to 1926 174 

Orators of Boston, annually appointed, 1771 to 1926 . . . 174, 175 
Boston members of 1926-27 State Legislature .... 176 

Members of 69th Congress from Massachusetts, with Boston's 

Congressional districts 177, 178 

Foreign Consuls m Boston 179, 180 



INTRODUCTION. 



INTEODUCTION. 



As a public document The Municipal Register is 
as old as the City of Boston itself, the first volume 
having been published in 1821, a year before the govern- 
ment of Boston changed from Town to City. Up to 
1840 the title of the volume was : The Rules and Orders 
of the Common Council. From 1821 to 1829 the 
document contained merely a register of the City 
Council and a list of the officers. 

In 1829 the City Charter was published as a part of 
the volume, and in 1830 the Acts relating to Boston, 
also the ordinances were added. In 1832 the size of 
the volume was increased by the addition of an index 
to the contents. The volume published in 1822 con- 
tained fifteen pages and for the year 1840 there were 
eighty-eight pages, including three pages of index. 

The title Municipal Register was adopted in 1841 
when the publication became more ambitious, incor- 
porating in its pages, the Rules and Orders of the Com- 
mon 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 com- 
mittees and departments (consisting at that time of 
the treasury, law, police, health, public land and build- 
ings, lamps and bridges, fire, and public charitable 
institutions), and a list of the ward officers. 

From 1842 to 1864 it also contained 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 



8 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

the City and the Rules of the Board of Aldermen. In 
1876 statistics of registration and voting were included, 
carried from 1879 to 1924 in tabulated form. 

From 1889 to 1896, inclusive. The Municipal 
Register also contained a compilation of the Charter 
with the revision of 1854 and the amendments of 1885 
and thereafter. The Amended Charter of 1909 (15 
pages) was added in 1910, and the various changes in 
same since that year have been stated in footnotes. 

In 1924 the important amendments to the Charter 
enacted in that year (10 pages) were included. 

The 1925 volume contained, as the latest addition, 
descriptions of the ward boundaries as fixed for the 22 
new wards (formerly 26) in December, 1924. 

Beginning in 1924, The Boston Year Book, the most 
comprehensive municipal publication yet undertaken, 
was issued. It treats extensively of municipal activi- 
ties as well as community conditions and interests, 
containing illustrations and diagrams. This publica- 
tion, covering a different and much broader field than 
The Municipal Register, now 86 years old and hav- 
ing a reputation to live up to, is not intended to absorb 
that annual document, but the statistical tables (52 
pages) heretofore contained in the latter will be con- 
tinued in the Year Book, thus permitting for The 
Municipal Register a desirable reduction in size and 
an earher issuance. 





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Assistant if 

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PRESIDENT BOSTO; 



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CITY GOVERNMENT. 
GOVERNMENT 

OF THE 

CITY OF BOSTON, 

1927. 



MALCOLM E. NICHOLS, Mayor. 

Residence, 
796 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain. 



BOSTON CITY COUNCIL, 1927. 

[Stat. 1909, Chap. 486; Stat. 1912, Chap. 574: Stat. 1914, Chaps. 630, 730; 

Spec. Stat. 1916, Chap. 269; Spec. Stat. 1917, Chap. 196; Stat. 1924, 

Chaps. 328 and 479.] 

JOHN J. HEFFERNAN, President 
Ward 1. Timothy F. Donovan, 148 Lexington street. 
Ward 2. Thomas H. Green, 117 Baldwin street. 
Ward 3. John I. Fitzgerald, 7 Allen street. 
Ward 4. Seth F. Arnold, 92 Huntington avenue. 
Ward 5. Henry Parkman, Jr., 182 Beacon street. 
Ward 6*. Michael J. Mahoney, 289 West Third 

street. 
Ward 7. William G. Lynch, 670 Columbia road. 
Ward 8. John F. Dowd, 24 Clarence street. 
Ward 9. Michael J. Ward, 20A Auburn street. 
Ward 10. Walter J, Freeley, 65 Hillside street. 

* Elected at special election March 9, 1926, to succeed John L. Carr 
who died. 



10 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Ward 11. Edward L. Englert, 86 Montebello road, 
Jamaica Plain. 

Ward 12. Herman L. Bush, 64 Seaver street. 

Ward 13. Joseph McGrath, 3 Castle Rock street. 

Ward 14. Israel Ruby, 102 Talbot avenue. 

Ward 15. Thomas W. McMahon, 164 Westville street. 

Ward 16. George F. Gilbody, 38 Semont road. 

Ward 17. Robert Gardiner Wilson, Jr., 44 Ken- 
wood street. 

Ward 18. Walter E. Wragg, 15 Mattakeeset street. 

Ward 19. Horace Guild, 40 Southbourne road. 

Ward 20. Charles G. Keene, 156 Bellevue street. 
West Roxbury. 

Ward 21. Frederic E. Dowling, 4 Imrie road. 

Ward 22. John J. Heffernan, 6 Mapleton street. 

[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. 
James 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. 



CITY COUNCIL. 11 



OFFICIALS OF THE CITY COUNCIL. 

CITY MESSENGER. 

Office, City Hall, Room 55, fourth floor. 

Edward J. Leary. 

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 pubhc occasions. 

CLERK OF COMMITTEES. 

Office, City Hall, Room 56, fourth floor. 

John E. Baldwin. 

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. 

ASSISTANT CLERK OF COMMITTEES, 

Chester M. Macomber. 

SECRETARY OF THE CITY COUNCIL. 

William J. J. O'Neil. 

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. 

ASSISTANT CITY MESSENGERS. 

City Hall, Room 55, 

Frederick J. Glenn. 
William J. Walsh. * 

The Assistant City Messengers perform the duties of the City Messenger 
in the latter's absence or in case of vacancy of his position. 

OFFICIAL REPORTER OF PROCEEDINGS. 

Edward W. Harnden. 



12 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



STANDING COMMITTEES OF THE CITY 
COUNCIL. 

1927. 



STANDING COMMITTEE. 
Executive. — All the members, Councillor Gilbody, Chairman. 



On the following committees the first-named member is Chairman. 
Appropriations. — Coun. Parkman, Fitzgerald, Dowd, Lynch, Mahoney, 

Dowling, Gilbody. 
Branch Libraries. — Coun. McMahon, Bush, Keene, Fitzgerald, Englert. 
Claims. — Coim. Guild, Ward, Freeley, Parkman, Fitzgerald. 
County Accounts. — Coun. Fitzgerald, Arnold, Green, Donovan, Wilson, 
Finance. — Coim. Green, Keene, Gilbody, Parkman, Dowd, Guild, 

Lynch. 
Greater Boston. — Coun. Donovan, McGrath, Arnold, Mahoney, Wil- 
son, Ward, Bush. 
Inspection of Prisons.— Coun. Mahoney, Lynch, McGrath, Dowling, 

Ruby. 
Legislative Matters. — Coun. McGrath, Arnold, Donovan, Bush, 

Guild. 
Ordinances. — Coun. Dowling, Gilbody, Fitzgerald, Wragg, Ward, Ruby, 

Wilson. 
Parkman Fund. — Coun. Gilbody, Arnold, Dowd, Ruby, McMahon. 
Parks and Playgrounds. — Coun. Dowd, Freeley, Dowling, Green, 

Ruby. 
Port of Boston. — Coun. Donovan, Wragg, Ruby, Guild, Englert. 
Printing. — Coun. Freeley, Green, Bush, McMahon, Wragg. 
Public Lands. — Coun. McGrath, Lynch, Wilson, Freeley, Dowd. 
Public Safety. — Coun. Mahoney, McGrath, Parkman, Ruby, McMahon^ 

Dowd, Donovan. 
Rules. — 'Coun. Lynch, Keene, Gilbody, Parkman, Mahoney. 
Soldiers' Relief. — Coun. Englert, Lynch, Wilson, Ward, Keene. 



SPECIAL COMMITTEES. 
Jitney Licenses. — Covm. Ward, Gilbody, Dowd, Mahoney, Freeley. 
Unclaimed Baggage. — Coun. Englert, McMahon, Wragg. 
Employment. — Coun. Ward, Dowling, Dowd, Freeley, Parkman. 
Shawmut Branch Railroad. — Coun. Wilson, Gilbody, Ruby, McMahon, 
McGrath. 



RULES OF THE CITY COUNCIL. 13 



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 covmcil 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 counciU" The 
vote shall be by a roll call, and it shall be decided in the alBBrmative 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 of it. 

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. 

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 beyonc^an adjournment. 



14 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Motions. 

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

Rule 11. Amotion 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 motions 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 
offering 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 p>ostpone 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 questions, shall be decided without debate. 

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 moneys, unless reported upon by a committee of the coun- 
cil, shall lie over for one week b^ore final action thereon. Whenever 



RULES OF THE CITY COUNCIL. 15 

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 in 
writing to the clerk, within twenty-four hours of the adjournment of any 
meeting except the final meeting, of his intention to move a reconsidera- 
tion 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. "WTien a motion to reconsider has been decided, that decision 
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 indefinitely 
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, sholl 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 at which the offence is committed or at the next succeeding 
regular 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 mem- 
ber speaking shall, without his consent, be interrupted by another, except 
upon a point of order. 



16 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

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

Rule 23. Every member who shall be present when a question is 
put, unless he is excluded by interest, shall give his vote, unless the coun- 
cil 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 seven 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 
an account 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 seven members of the council, 
to whom shall be referred all applications for expenditure which involve 
a loan. 

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

8. A committee on Legislative Matters, to consist of five members 
of the council, who shall, unless otherwise ordered, appear before the 
committees of the General Court and represent the interest of the city; 
provided, said committee shall not appear unless authorized by vote of 
the city council, and shall not, unless directed so to do by the city council, 
oppose any legislation petitioned for by the preceding city council. 

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

10. 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. 



RULES OF THE CITY COUNCIL. 17 

11. 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 commit- 
tee shall fix the mmiber 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. 

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

13. A committee on Rules, to consist of five members of the council, 
to consider all matters concerning the rules. 

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 of Business. 
Rule 25. At every regular meeting of the council the order of busi- 
ness 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 permitted 
to occupy the seat of any member Avhile 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- 
rooms 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 execu- 
tive committee of the city council on the application for such permission, 
after due notice has been served upon abuttors. 



18 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

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

Committee 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 dispatched them 
by special messenger, provided, however, that meetings of the executive 
committee may be held in the recess period of any meeting of the council 
without such consent or notice. No committee, unless authoriz.ed by an 
order of the city council, shall incur any expense. No committee meetings 
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 of 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 appUcation 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 
has reported thereon. 

Amendment anb Suspension. 
Rule 33. The foregoing rules shall not be altered, amended, suspended 
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. 19 



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. 



20 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 money 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 pxirposes, 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 coimty oflScials, 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. 21 

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- 



22 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 coxmty ; 
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 councU, 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 behaK 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 coimty 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, imless 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. 23 

in such work as may devolve upon the incumbents of said ofiBces, 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 aflfiliation 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 OfiBce) 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, estabUsh, 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 quaUfied 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 fihng 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 explaira 
or refute the charge. 



24 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 quahfied 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. 25 

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 installments by the city of Boston. The other members, 
shall serve without pay. 

Sect. 18. 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 citj' 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. 



26 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. 27 

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 cit}' 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 coxmty 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 b}^ 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 b3' 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 waj's, 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 waj^s 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 pm"poses, 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 or 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 Citj^ auditor to keep a copy 
of said list open for public inspection, and that it be printed as a public 
document in 1923 and every two years thereafter. 



28 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 conjimction 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 imtil 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. 29 

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 oflfice 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 municipal 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 regulair 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 January! 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. 



30 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 councU under any provision of law 
shall be made by a tdva 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 mimicipal 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. 



31 



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. 
eiTY 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. I OFFICE FOR WHICH RESIDENCE. 

K3ive first or middle name in full.) NOMINATED. 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 
1918 by Chap. 37, Special Acts. 



32 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 oflSce 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 oflSce 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 oflSce 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 J 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. 

t Changed to one-tenth by Chap, 730. 

t 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 m November. 

** Sect. 55, amended by Chap. 65, Acts of 1921, leaving women voters 
as unrestricted as men voters. 



AMENDED CITY CHARTER. 33 

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 poUtical 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 mimicipal 
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. 



34 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



AMENDMENTS OF CITY CHAETEE IN 1924^. 



[Acts of 1924, Chaptee 479.] 
Providing for biennial elections in the city of boston and for 
borough or ward representation in the city council thereof, 
and making certain other changes in and additions to the charter 
of said city. 

Section 1. The terms of office of the mayor of the city of Boston, 
of members of the city council and school committee of said city which 
would expire xmder existing law on the first Monday of February, nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-six, and of members of the city council and 
school committee of said city which would expire under existing law on 
the first Monday of February, nineteen himdred and twenty-seven, shall 
terminate at ten o'clock in the forenoon on the first Monday of January, 
nineteen hundred and twenty-six. There shall be no municipal election 
in said city in the year nineteen himdred and twenty-four, and the terms 
of office of members of the city council and school committee of said city 
which would expire imder existing law on the first Monday of February, 
nineteen hundred and twenty-five, are hereby extended to ten o'clock 
in the forenoon on the first Monday of January, nineteen hundred and 
twenty-six. The salary of any official whose term of office is terminated 
as aforesaid shall cease at the time of such termination and the salary 
of any official whose term of office is extended as aforesaid shall continue 
at the same rate as theretofore so long as he continues to serve during 
the period of such extension. 

Section 2. Section three of chapter four hundred and eighty-six 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and nine is hereby amended by striking 
out, in the twenty-fifth line, the words "December first" and inserting 
in place thereof the words : — November fifteenth, — and by striking out, 
in the twenty-sixth fine, the word "February" and inserting in place 
thereof the word: — January, — so that the second paragraph will read 
as follows: — 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 November fifteenth and January 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 in- 
come 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. 



CITY CHARTER AMENDMENTS IN 1924. 35 

Section 3. Said chapter four hundred and eighty-six is hereby fur- 
ther amended by inserting after section four the following new section:— 
Section 4 -A.. The mayor may designate one clerical assistant for whose 
acts he shall be responsible to sign his name in approval of all vouchers 
of less than five hundred dollars each. 

Section 4. Said chapter four hundred and eighty-six, as amended in 
section thirtj^-two by section one of chapter seven htmdred and thirty 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and fourteen and by section one of chapter 
two himdred and eighty-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
one, is hereby further amended by striking out said section thirty-two 
and inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 32. Beginning in 
the year nineteen hundred and twenty-five, the municipal election in 
said city shall take place biennially in every odd numbered year on the 
Tuesday after the first Monday in November. 

Section 5. Said chapter four hundred and eighty-six is hereby fur- 
ther amended by striking out section thirty-three and inserting in place 
thereof the following: — Section 33. The fiscal year in said city shall 
begin on January first and shall end on December thirty-first next follow- 
ing; and the municipal year shall begin on the first Monday in January 
and shall continue until the first Monday of the January next following. 
At the biennial municipal election in the year nineteen hundred and 
twenty-five, the five members of the school committee shall be elected. 
The two candidates receiving the largest number of votes at said election 
shall hold office for four years, and the three receiving the next largest 
number of votes at said election, for two years. At every biennial munici- 
pal election thereafter, all members of the school committee to be elected 
shall be chosen for terms of four years each. The terms of all members 
of the school committee shall begin with the first Monday of January 
following their election and continue until their successors are chosen and 
qualified. The members of the school committee shall meet and organize 
on the first Monday of January following their election. 

Section 6. Said chapter four hundred and eighty-six, as amended in 
section forty-five by section one of chapter ninety-four of the Special 
Acts of nineteen hundred and eighteen, is hereby further amended by 
striking out said section forty-five and inserting in place thereof the 
following: — Section 45. Beginning with the biennial municipal election 
in the year nineteen hundred and twenty-five, 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 January following his election and until his 
successor is chosen and qualified and shall not be eligible for election for 
the succeeding term. 

Section 7. Section forty-seven of said chapter four hundred and 
eighty-six, as amended by section three of chapter seven hundred and 
thirty of the acts of nineteen himdred and fourteen, is hereby further 
amended by striking out the first two sentences and inserting in place 
thereof the following: — If a vacancy occurs in the office of mayor, with- 
in two months prior to a regular municipal election other than an election 



36 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

for mayor, or within sixteen months after any regular municipal election 
the city coimcil shall forthwith order a special election of mayor to serve 
for the unexpired term, and if such vacancy occurs at any other time there 
shall be an election for mayor at the next regular municipal election for 
the term of four years; provided, that the foregoing provisions shall not 
apply if such vacancy occurs between the date of an election at which a 
new mayor is elected and the date he takes office, — so as to read as fol- 
lows: — Section 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 sixteen months after any regular municipal election, 
the city council shall forthwith order a special election of mayor to serve 
for the vmexpired term, and if such vacancy occurs at any other time 
there shall be an election for mayor at the next regular mimicipal election 
for the term of four years; provided, that the foregoing provisions shall 
not apply if such vacancy occurs between the date of an election at whicii 
a new mayor is elected and the date he takes office. 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 imable from any 
cause to perform such duties they shall be performed imtil 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 imtil 
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 not admitting of delay, but shall have 
no power to make permanent appointments except on the decease of the 
mayor. 

Section 8. At the biennial state election in nineteen hundred and 
twenty-four, the registered voters of the city of Boston shall be entitled 
to vote upon the following plans of city council, which shall be printed 
upon the official ballot in the following form. Each voter shall make a 
cross in the space at the right of the plan which he desires to have adopted. 
No ballot shall be counted upon which the voter has made a cross in each 
such space. 

Plan No. 1. A city council of fifteen members to consist of three 
members to be elected for two-year terms by and from the voters of each 
of five boroughs (each comprising certain specified wards), at 
a salary of fifteen himdred dollars each, nominated as here- 
tofore, except that the names of five hundred voters only shall 
be required to nominate each member 



Plan No. S. A city coimcil to consist of one member to be elected 
for a two-year term by and from the voters of each ward at a salary of 
fifteen hundred dollars each, nominated as heretofore, except 
that the names of one hundred voters only shall be required 
to nominate each member. 



CITY CHARTER AMENDMENTS IN 1924. 37 

Section 9. If a majority of the votes cast under the pro- 
visions of the preceding section are in favor of the first plan, then sections 
ten to twelve, inclusive, shall take effect subject to section twenty-one, and 
sections fourteen to sixteen, inclusive, shall be inoperative. 

Section 10. Said chapter four hundred and eighty-six is hereby 
further amended by striking out section forty-eight and inserting in place 
thereof the following: — -Section 48. For the purpose of electing city 
councillors, the city of Boston is hereby divided into the five following 
boroughs, each comprising the territory within the wards as constituted 
on January first, nineteen hundred and twenty-four, which are hereinafter 
assigned to it: 

First borough, Wards one, two, three, four, five, nine and ten. 
Second borough. Wards six, seven, eight, twenty-five and twenty-six. 
Third borough, Wards eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen and seventeen. 
Fourth borough, Wards eighteen, nineteen, twentj^ twenty-one and 
twenty-four. 

Fifth borough, Wards fifteen, sixteen, twenty-two and twenty-three. 
Beginning with the biennial municipal election in the year nineteen 
hundred and twenty-five, there shall be elected at each regular municipal 
election by and from the registered voters of each borough three councillors 
to serve for two years from the first Monday in January following their 
election and until their successors are elected and qualified. 

Section 11. Section fifty of said chapter four hundred and eighty-six 
is hereby amended by striking out all after the word "member" in the 
seventh line down to and including the word "term" in the fourteenth 
line, and inserting in place thereof the following : — • during the first eighteen 
months of his term, order a special election in his borough to fill such 
vacancy for the unexpired term, — so as to read as follows : — Section 50. 
The city council shall be the judge of the election and qualifications of 
its members; shall elect from its members by a 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 during the first 
eighteen months of his term, order a special election in his borough to fill 
such 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. 

Section 12. Said chapter four hundred and eighty-six, as amended 
in section fifty-three by section four of chapter seven hundred and thirty 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and fourteen and by chapter thirty-seven 
of the Special Acts of nineteen hundred and eighteen, is hereby further 
amended by striking out said section fifty-three and inserting in place 
thereof the following : — Section 53. Any registered voter who is qualified 
to vote for a candidate for any municipal elective office in such city may 
be a candidate for nomination thereto, and his name as such candidate 
shall be printed on the official ballot to be used at the municipal election; 



38 



MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



provided, that at or before five o'clock p.m. of the twenty-first day prior to 
such election nomination papers prepared and issued by the election 
commissioners, signed in person for the nomination for mayor by at least 
three thousand registered voters in said city qualified to vote for such 
candidate at said election, signed in person for the nomination for school 
committee by at least two thousand registered voters in said city quaUfied 
to vote for such candidate at said election and signed in person for the 
nomination for city councillor by at least five hundred registered voters 
in the borough, for which said nomination is sought, qualified to vote for 
such candidate at said election shall be filed with said election commissioners 
and the signatures on the same to the number required to make the nomina- 
tion subsequently certified by the election commissioners as hereinafter 
provided. Said nomination papers shall be in substantially the following 
form: 

COMMONWEALTH OP MASSACHUSETTS. 

CITY OF BOSTON. 

NOMnsrATIGN PAPER. 

The undersigned, registered voters of the City of Boston, qualified to 
vote for a candidate for the ofl&ce named below, in accordance with law, 
make the following nomination of a candidate to be voted for at the election 
to be held in the City of Boston on November 19 



Name of Candidate. 
(Give first or middle name in full.) 



Office for which 
nominated. 



Residence. 
Street and number if any. 



SIGNATURES AND RESIDENCE OF NOMINATORS. 

We certif J' that we have not subscribed to more nominations of candi- 
dates for this oflBce than there are persons to be elected thereto. In case 
of the death, withdrawal or incapacity of the above nominee, 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 op Residence, 

NOMINATOKS Anril 1 

(To be made in Person.) ^P'^" ^- 


Borough. 


Ward. 


Precinct. 


Present 
Residence. 


« 













CITY CHARTER AMENDMENTS IN 1924. 39 

ACCEPTANCE OF NOMINATION. 

I accept the above nomination. 

Signature of Nominee. 

I (the candidate named in this paper, an ofl&cer of his political committee 
or the person who circulated this paper, as the case may be) do hereby 
make oath that the persons whose names appear on this paper as nomi- 
nators signed the same in person. 



(Voter's Residence.) 

commonwealth of massachusetts. 
Suffolk, ss. Boston, 19 . 

Then personally appeared who, I am satisfied, is (the 

candidate named in this paper, an officer of his political committee, or 
the person who circulated this paper, as the case may be) and made oath 
that the foregoing statement by him subscribed is true, and that his voting 
residence is 

Before me, 



Notary Public or Justice of the Peace. 



The affidavit above set forth shall be sworn to before any officer 
qualified to administer oaths. 

Section 13. If a majority of the votes cast under the provisions of 
section eight are in favor of the second or alternative plan, then sections 
fourteen to sixteen, inclusive, shall take effect subject to section twenty-one 
and sections ten to twelve, inclusive, shall be inoperative. 

Section 14. Said chapter four hundred and eighty-six is hereby further 
amended by striking out section forty-eight and inserting in place thereof 
the following : — Section 48. Beginning with the biennial municipal elec- 
tion in the year nineteen hundred and twenty-five, there shall be elected 
at each regular municipal election by and from the registered voters of 
each ward one councillor to serve for two years from the first Monday in 
January following his election and until his successor is elected and qualified. 

Section 15. Section fifty of said chapter four hundred and eighty-six 
is hereby amended by striking out all after the word "member" in the 
seventh line down to and including the word "term" in the fourteenth 
line and inserting in place thereof the following: — • during the first eighteen 
months of his term, order a special election in his ward to fill such vacancy 
for the unexpired term, — so as to read as follows : — Section 60. The city 
council shall be the judge of the election and qualifications of its members ; 
shall elect from its members by a vote of a majority of all the members a 
president who when present shall preside at the meetings thereof; shall 



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MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



from time to time establish rules for its proceedings, and shall, when a 
vacancy occurs in the office of any member during the first eighteen months 
of his term, order a special election in his ward to fill such 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. 

Section 16. Said chapter four hundred and eighty-six, as amended in 
section fifty-three by section four of chapter seven hundred and thirty of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and fourteen and by chapter thirty-seven of 
the Special Acts of nineteen hundred and eighteen, is hereby further 
amended by striking out said section fifty-three and inserting in place 
thereof the following: — Section 63. Any registered voter who is qualified 
to vote for a candidate for any municipal elective office in such city may 
be a candidate for nomination thereto, 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-first day prior 
to such election nomination papers prepared and issued by the election 
commissioners, signed in person for the nomination for mayor by at least 
three thousand registered voters in said city quaUfied to vote for such 
candidate at said election, signed in person for the nomination for school 
committee by at least two thousand registered voters in said city qualified 
to vote for such candidate at said election and signed in person for the 
nomination for city councillor by at least one hundred registered voters 
in the ward, for which said nomination is sought, quaUfied to vote for such 
candidate at said election shall be filed with said election commissioners 
and the signatures on the same to the number required to make the nomi- 
nation subsequently certified by the election commissioners as hereinafter 
provided. Said nomination papers shall be in substantially the following 
form: 

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 
CITT 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 a candidate to be voted for at the 
election to be held in the City of Boston on November 19 . 



Name op Candidate. 
(Give first or middle name in full.) 



Office for which 
nominated. 



Residence. 

Street and Number 

if any. 



CITY CHARTER AMENDMENTS IN 1924. 



41 



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 the above nominee, 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. 



8IGNATUBE3 OF NOM- 
INATORS. 

To be made in person. 



Redidence 
April 1. 



Ward. 



Precinct. 



Present Residence. 



ACCEPTANCE OF NOMINATION. 

I accept the above nomination. 



Signature of Nominee. 
I (the candidate named in this paper, an officer of his poUtical committee 
or the person who circulated this paper, as the case may be) do hereby 
make oath that the persons whose names appear on this paper as nomi- 
nators signed the same in person. 



(Voter's Residence.) 

commonwealth of massachusetts. 
Suffolk, bs. Boston, 19 . 

Then personally appeared who, I am satisfied, is (the 

candidate named in this paper, an officer of his political committee, or the 
person who circulated this paper, as the case may be) and made oath that 
the foregoing statement by him subscribed is true, and that his voting 
residence is 

Before me. 



Notary Public or Justice oj the Peace. 



The affidavit above set forth shall be sworn to before any officer qualified 
to administer oaths. 

Section 17. Section fifty-four of said chapter four hundred and eighty- 
six, as amended by section five of chapter seven hundred and thirty of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and fourteen and by chapter three hundred and 
forty of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-one, is hereby further 
amended by striking out, in the tenth and eleventh Unes, the words "in 



42 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

each year," by striking out, in the twelfth and thirteenth lines, the words 
"Wednesday after the first Monday in November," and inserting in place 
thereof the words: — fifth Wednesday preceding the regular municipal 
election, — by striking out, in the twenty-fourth and twenty-fifth Unes, 
the words "for the city council or," and by inserting after the word "com- 
mittee" in the twenty-fifth line the following: — and to any candidate for 
the city council there shall be issued not more than ten such nomination 
papers for a ward or not more than sixty such nomination papers for a 
borough, — so as to read as follows: — Section 54- If a candidate nomi- 
nated 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 authorized in the nomination papers. Nomi- 
nation papers shall not include candidates for more than one office. Every 
voter may sign as many nomination papers for each oflfice to be filled as 
there are persons to be elected thereto and no more. Nomination papers 
shall be issued by the board of election commissioners on and after but not 
before the fifth Wednesday preceding the regular municipal election. 
Such papers shall be issued only to candidates who shall file with the 
election commissioners requests therefor in writing, containing their names 
with the first or middle name in full, the oflSces for which they are candi- 
dates, and their residences, with street and number, if any. Forth- 
with the election commissioners shall print or insert on such nomination 
papers the names of the candidates, the offices for which they are nomi- 
nated and their residences, with street and number, if any. Not more than 
three hundred such nomination papers shall be issued to any candidate 
for mayor, and not more than two hundred such nomination papers shall 
be issued to any candidate for the school committee and to any candidate 
for the city council there shall be issued not more than ten such nomination 
papers for a ward or not more than sixty such nomination papers for a 
borough. No nomination papers except those issued in accordance with 
the provisions of this section shall be received or be valid. 

Section 18. Section fifty-eight of said chapter four hundred and 
eighty-six is hereby amended by striking out, in the first line, the word 
"annual" and inserting in place thereof the word: — biennial, — so as to 
read as follows: — Section 58. No ballot used at any biennial or special 
municipal election shall have printed thereon any party or political designa- 
tion 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. 

Section 19. Section fifty-nine of said chapter four hundred and eighty- 
six is hereby amended by striking out, in the first line, the word "aimual" 
and inserting in place thereof the word : — biennial, — • so as to read as 
follows : — Section 69. On ballots to be used at biennial or special municipal 
elections 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 



CITY CHARTER AMENDMENTS IN 1924. 43 

voter may insert the name of any person not printed on the ballot for whom 
he desires to vote for such office. 

Section 20. All acts and parts of acts, so far as inconsistent with this 
act, are hereby repealed; and all ordinances and parts of ordinances, so far 
as inconsistent with this act, are hereby annulled. All acts and parts of 
acts affecting the city of Boston, not inconsistent with the provisions of 
this act, are hereby continued in force. 

Section 21. The provisions of section five relative to the fiscal year 
shall take effect on January first, nineteen hundred and twenty-six. The 
provisions of section one abolishing the municipal election in said city in 
the year nineteen hundred and twenty-foiu* and extending the terms of 
office of members of the city council and school committee of said city 
which would expire under existing law on the first Monday of February, 
nineteen hundred and twenty-five, shall take effect after the Tuesday 
following the first Monday in November, nineteen hundred and twenty- 
four. The provisions of this act relative to changes in the date of the 
regular municipal election in said city in the year nineteen hundred and 
twenty-five, in the terms of office for which elective municipal officers are 
to be elected and in the manner of nominating and electing members of the 
city council shall, except as herein otherwise provided, take effect in season 
to be availed of at the regular municipal election of said city in the year 
nineteen hundred and twenty-five. Except as otherwise provided in this 
act, all other provisions thereof shall take effect on the first Monday of 
January, nineteen hundred and twenty-six. 

[Approved by Governor June 4, 1924- 



44 



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 ofl&ce 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; Acts of 1912, Chap. 650.) As of July 1, 1927. 



Officebs. 



How 
Created. 



Appoimted OB Elected. 



By Whom. 



When. 



Term. 



Begins. Length. 



Salary. 



Art Commission (Five), 

Assessors (Three) 

Auditor 



Budget Commissioner, 
Building Commissioner, 
City Clerk 



City Planning Board 
(Five) 



Collector. 



Statute. . . 



Ord. 



Statute . 

u 

Ord.... 
Statute. 



Mayor . 



Annually, 
one 



Annually, 
one 



Quadren- 
nially. . . 



Quadren- 
nially. . . . 



Quadren- 
nially, . . 



City 
Council. 



Mayor. . 



Triennially, 



Annually, 
one 



Quadren- 
nially. . . 



May 1 . . 


5 yrs. 


April 1 . . 


3 « 


May 1 . . 


4 « 


« 1.. 


4 « 


« 1.. 


4 " 


1st Mon. 
in Jan. . 


3 « 


May 1 . . 


5 « 


« 1.. 


4 " 



None 

•= $4,500 

t 7,000 

6,500 
7,500 

6,000 

None 
7,500 



* Chairman, $6,000. 

t County Auditor, $880; Secretary of Sinking Funds Commission, $700. 



CHIEF OFFICERS OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS. 45 







Appointed 


OR Elected. 


Term. 




Officers. 


How 
Created. 










Salary. 


By Whom. 


When. 


Begins. 


Length. 


Corporation Counsel. . . 


Ord 


Mayor. .. 


Quadren- 
nially 


May 1.. 


4yrs. 


$9,000 


Election Commissioners 
(Four) 


Statute . . . 


u 


Annually, 
one 


April 1 . . 


4 " 






* 5,000 


Fire Commissioner .... 


u 


u 


Quadren- . 
nially 


May 1 . . 


4 « 


7,500 


Health Commissioner . . 


Ord 


tt 


Quadren- 
nially. . . . 


" 1.. 


4 " 


7,500 


Hospital Trustees 
(Five) 


Statute . . . 


tl 


Annually, 
one 


" 1.. 


5 " 






None 


Institutions Commis- 
sioner 


Ord 


(( 


Quadren- 
nially. . . . 


« 1.. 


4 « 






7,500 


Library Trustees (Five) 


u 


u 


Annually, 
one 


« 1.. 


5 " 


None 


Markets, Superintend- 
ent of 


u 


u 


Quadren- 
nially. . . . 


« 1.. 


4 « 






4,000 


Overseers of the Pub- 
lic Welfare (Twelve), 


Statute . . . 


u 


Annually, 
four 


" 1.. 


3 « 


None 


Park Commissioners 
(Three) 


« 


" 


Annually, 
one 


« 1.. 


3 " 






t 


Penal Commissioner . . . 


Ord 


u 


Quadren- 
nially .... 


" 1.. 


4 " 


5,000 


Printing, Superintend- 
ent of 


M 


u 


Quadren- 
nially. . . . 


" 1.. 


4 « 






6,000 


Public Buildings, Su- 
perintendent of 


(< 


u 


Quadren- 
nially. . . . 


" 1.. 


4 « 


4,500 


Public Works Com- 
missioner of 


It 


11 


Quadren- 
nially. . . . 


" I- 


4 " 


9,000 



* Chairman, $6,000. 



t Chairman, $7,000; others none. 



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MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 





How 


Appointed or Elected. 


Term. 


Salary. 




Created. 


By Whom. When. 

1 


Begina. 


Length. 


Registrar, City 


Statute. . . 


Mayor . . . 


Quadren- 
nially .... 


May 1 . . 


4 yrs. 


$5,000 


Schoolhouse Commis- 
sioners (Three) 


u 


u 


Annually, 
one 


June 1 . . 


3 « 


* 4,000 


Sinking Funds Com- 
missioners (Six) 


u 


u 


Annually, 
two 


May 1 . . 


3 " 


None 


Soldiers' Relief Com- 
missioner 


a 


u 


Quadren- 
nially. . . . 


" 1.. 


4 " 






6,000 


Statistics Trustees 
(Five) 


Ord 


u 


Annually, 
one 


" 1.. 


5 « 






t 


Street Commissioners 
(Three) 


Statute . . . 


a 


Annually, 
one 


1st Mon. 
in Jan . . 


3 " 






t 5,000 


Supplies, Superintend- 
ent of 


Ord 


u 


Quadren- 
nially 


May 1 . . 


4 « 






7,500 


Transit Commissioners 
(Three) 


a 


u 


Annually. . . 


" 1.. 


1 " 


§ 


Treasurer 


Statute . . . 


u 


Quadren- 
nially .... 


« 1.. 


4 " 






11 6,000 


Vessels, Weighers of . . . 


u 


u 


Annually, 
two 


" 1.. 


1 " 


Fees 


Weights and Measures, 
Sealer of 


u 


u 








** 4,500 















* Chairman, $5,000. t Chairman, $3,500; others none. J Chairman, $6,000. 

§ Chairman, $7,500; others $5,000. 

II County Treasurer, $880; Treasurer of Sinking Funds Commission, $700; Custodian 
of Teachers' Retirement Fund, $1,500, Retirement Board, not exceedin? 
** Under Classified Civil Service. 



DEPARTMENT OF THE MAYOR. 47 



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, Chapa. 
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; Stat. 1924, 
Chaps. 453 and 479.] 

MALCOLM E. NICHOLS, Mayor. 
Edward F. Condon, Secretary. 
William A. Fisher, Assistant Secretary. 
George T. Reid, Assistant Secretary. 
Ida Hibbard, Assistant Secretary. 
John M. Casey, Chief Licensing Division. 
Joseph Mikolajewski, Assistant. 

THE CITY RECORD. 
Office, 73 City Hall. 

Frank H. Cushman, Editor. 

Joshua H. Jones, Jr., Associate Editor. 

Edward F. O'Dowd, Business Agent. 

MUNICIPAL EMPLOYMENT BUREAU. 

(Men.) 

29 Pemberton Square. 

Augustus Seaver, Assistant Secretary. 

(Women.) 
Room 109, City Hall Annex. 
Augustus Seaver, Assistant Secretary. 



48 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

ART DEPARTMENT. 
Office, 1001 City Hall Annex. 

[Stat. 1898, Chap. 410; Rev. Ord. 1898, Chap. 4; C. C. Title IV., Chap. 11; 
Spec. Stat. 1919, Chap. 87.] 

OFFICIALS. 

John Harleston Parker, Chairman. 
Henry Forbes Bigelow, Secretary. 

COMMISSIONERS. * 

George H. Edgell, named by the Boston Society of Architects. Term 
ends in 1930. 

Charles D. Maginnis, named by the Massachusetts Institute of Tech- 
nology. Term ends in 1929. 

Philip S. Sears, 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 1931. 

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. 

No work of art can become the property of the City of Boston without 
the approval of the Art Department, which may also be requested by the 
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. No work of art, 
the property of the City of Boston, shall be removed except by order of 
the Art Commissioners and with the approval of the Mayor. More- 
over, all contracts or orders for the execution of any painting, monument, 
statute, 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 in the custody and care of the art Commissioners. 

* The Commissipners serve without compensation. 



ASSESSING DEPARTMENT. 49 



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; Stat. 1924, 
Chap. 410.] 

OFFICIALS. 

Edward T. Kelly, Chairman. 
Neal J. HoLLAjs'D, Secretary. 

ASSESSORS. 

Edward T. Kelly. Term ends April 1, 1930. 
Neal J. Hollaxd. Term ends April 1, 1928. 
Horace B. Mann. Term ends April 1, 1929. 

deputy assessors. 
Fred E. Bolton. William H. Cuddy. 

James H. Phelan. John M. Hayes. 

Christopher I. Fitzgerald. 



Daniel F. Ryan, Chief Clerk. 

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. 

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; Ord. 1923, Chap. 7; Ord. 
1925, Chap. 3; Stat. 1925, Chap. 39.] 

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. 
The redivision of the City into 22 wards (see Chap. 410, Acts of 1924) by 



50 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

a special legislative commission in December, 1924, made new assessment- 
districts necessary. By the original Act the change was not ordered to 
go into effect in 1925, but an amendment was made later whereby the new 
districts first applied to the 1925 assessments. 

The 47 assessment districts, with First Assistant Assessors assigned to 
same for year 1927, are as follows: 

DisT. 1. That part of Ward 1 (East Boston, North) extending from 
junction of the shore Hne 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 Une being the same as that established by the Ordi- 
nances of 1895) to the boundary line between Boston and Chelsea; thence 
by said line and the boundary lines between Boston and Revere and Boston 
and Winthrop to the southerly side of Winthrop bridge; thence by the 
latter to its junction with the shore line of the City and by said line to 
its junction with the line of Brooks Street extended; thence through latter 
and Brooks Street to the location of Boston, Revere Beach and Lynn R. R. 
and to Prescott St. or the line thereof extended; thence through Prescott, 
Princeton, Meridian, Lexington and Border Sts. to the division line be- 
tween the property now or late of Alonzo Crosby heirs and the property 
now or late of Richard F. Green and by said line to the beginning. Michael 

J. TOUMEY. 

DisT. 2. That part of Ward 1 (East Boston, South, including the 
Islands) extending from junction of City shore line 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 as that 
established by the Ordinances of 1895) to Border St.; thence through 
Border, Lexington, Meridian, Princeton and Prescott Sts. (also Prescott 
St. extended) to the location of Boston, Revere Beach & Lynn R. R. and 
through same to Brooks St. or the line thereof extended; thence through 
latter to the shore line and by said line to the beginning. All portions 
of the City lying on the outside of the line beyond which building 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 city limits are 
included in District 2 except Castle Island. Francis J. Turcotte. 

DisT. 3. That part of Ward 2 (Charlestown, West) extending from 
Prison Point bridge and the boundary line between Boston and Cambridge 
to the boundary line between Boston and Somerville; thence by said line 
to the boundary line between Boston and Everett and by latter to the 
extension of the easterly line of a wharf now or formerly known as Brooks 
wharf (said line being the same as that established between Wards Three 
and Four by the Ordinances of 1895); thence by said line through Medford, 
Everett, Bunker Hill and Trenton Sts.; thence through Cross, High, 
Cordis and Warren Sts. across Thompson Square to Austin St. and through 
latter and Prison Point bridge to the beginning. Francis J. Rtan. 



ASSESSING DEPARTMENT. 51 

DisT. 4. That part of Ward 2 (Charlestown, East) extending from 
junction of Prison Point bridge and the boundary hne between Boston 
and Cambridge through said bridge and Austin St., across Thompson 
Square to Warren St.; thence through Warren, Cordis, High, Cross and 
Trenton Sts. to Bunker Hill St.; thence through latter, Everett and Med- 
ford Sts. to the easterlj^ line of a wharf now or formerly known as Brooks 
wharf (said line being the same as that established between Wards Three 
and Four by the Ordinances of 1895); thence by said line and same ex- 
tended to the boundary line between Boston and Everett in the Mystic 
river; thence by latter and the boundarj' line between Boston and Chelsea 
to the easterly side of Chelsea bridge; thence by same to its junction 
with the shore line of the City and by said line to its junction with the 
boundary line between Boston and Cambridge; thence by said boundary 
line to the beginning. John F. Fitzpatrick. 

DiST. 5. That part of Ward 3 (North End) extending 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 Bowdoin St.; thence through latter and Derne St., crossing Han- 
cock St. to Myrtle and through same, then Irving and Cambridge Sts. 
to the beginning. Daniel A. Downey. 

DiST. 6. That part of Ward 3 (North End) extending from junction 
of Cambridge and Chambers Sts. 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 
Haymarket Sq. to Merrimac St.; thence through latter, Chardon St., 
Bowdoin Sq. and Cambridge St. to the beginning. Jacob Rosenberg. 

DiST. 7. That part of Ward 3 (North End) extending 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 cros.sing same to Blackstone 
St. ; thence through Blackstone, Hanover, Washington, School and Beacon 
Sts. to the beginning. Matthew Binney. 

DisT. 8. That part of Ward 3 (North End) extending from junction 
of Beverly St. (extended) and Charles River; thence by the latter and 
Harbor Commissioners' line to Congress St.; thence through latter, 
Atlantic Ave. and South Market St. to Merchants' Row; thence by south- 
erly and westerly sides of Faneuil Hall Square to Dock Square and Wash- 
ington St.; thence through Washington, Hanover and Commercial Sts , 
Keany Sq., Causeway and Beverly Sts. to the beginning. Timothy W. 
Murphy. 

DiST. 9. That part of Ward 3 (Boston Proper) extending from junc- 
tion of Washington and Milk Sts., thence northerly through Washington 



52 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

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 McKinley Square and Milk St. to the beginning. Harry C. Byrne. 

DiST. 10. That part of Ward 3 (Boston Proper) extending from junc- 
tion of Congress and Milk Sts.; thence through Milk St., McKinley 
Square, Central St., Atlantic Ave., Congress and Milk Sts. to the begin- 
ning. Michael J. Brophy. 

DiST. 11. That part of Ward 3 (Boston Proper) extending from junc- 
tion of Franklin and Devonshire Sts.; thence through Franklin and Con- 
gress Sts., Dorchester Ave., Summer St., Atlantic Ave., Beach, Kingston 
and Bedford Sts. to Church Green; thence crossing latter and Summer St. 
to Devonshire, thence to Franklin St. and the beginning. Arthtjr L. 
Curry. 

DiST. ]2. That part of Ward 3 (Boston Proper) extending from junc- 
tion of Washington and Milk Sts.; thence through Milk, Congress, Frank- 
lin, Devonshire and Summer Sts., Church Green, Bedford, Kingston, 
Essex and Washington Sts. to the beginning. Fred Burleigh. 

DiST. 13. That part of Ward 3 (Boston Proper) extending from junc- 
tion of Park and Beacon Sts.; thence through Beacon, School, Washington 
and Essex Sts. to Harrison Ave.; thence by the latter, Kneeland, Wash- 
ington, Stuart, Tremont and Park Sts. to the beginning. Alexander P. 
Brown. 

DiST. 14. That part of Ward 3 (South End) extending from junction 
of Tremont and Stuart Sts.: thence through Stuart and Kneeland Sts.; 
Harrison Ave., Essex, Kingston and Beach Sts., Atlantic Ave., Summer 
St., Dorchester Ave. and Broadway to New York, New Haven & Hart- 
ford Railroad and Boston & Albany Railroad; thence by said railroads to 
Shawmut Ave. and through same, Tremont and Stuart Sts. to the beginning. 
Henry J. Ireland. 

DiST. 15. That part of Ward 3 (South End) extending from the junction 
of Shawmut Ave. and the location of the Boston & Albany and the New 
York, New Haven & Hartford Railroads, through the location of the said 
railroads to Broadway; thence through Broadway to Lehigh st.; thence 
through Lehigh St. to Albany St.; thence through Albany St. to Union 
Park St.; thence through Union Park St. to Washington St.; thence 
through Washington St. to Pelham St.; thence through Pelham St. to 
Shawmut Ave.; thence crossing Shawmut Ave. to Upton St.; thence 
through Upton St. to Tremont St.; thence through Tremont St. to Dover 
St.; thence through Dover St. to Shawmut Ave.; thence through Shawmut 
Ave. to the location of the Boston & Albany and New York, New Haven 
& Hartford Railroads to the point of beginning. Lucian J. Priest. 

DiST. 16. That part of Ward 4 (Back Bay, East) extending from 
junction of Dalton St. (extended) and Boylston St. through latter and 
Berkeley St. to Columbus Ave.; thence through same also Clarendon, 



ASSESSING DEPARTMENT. 53 

Tremont and Pembroke Sts. to Warren Ave.; thence through same and 
Columbus Ave. to West Rutland Square, crossing the New York, New 
Haven and Hartford R. R. to Durham St.; thence through Durham, St. 
Botolph and Cumberland Sts. to Huntington Ave. ; thence through latter, 
West Newton, Belvidere and Dalton Sts. also Dalton St. (extended) to 
the beginning. Edward L. Hopkins. 

DisT. 17. That part of Ward 4 (Back Bay, South) extending from 
junction of Pembroke and Tremont Sts. through latter. West Springfield 
and Wellington Sts. to the New York, New Haven and Hartford R. R., 
Providence division; thence by said location to its intersection with Ward 
St. and through same, Huntington Ave., Francis St. and Brookline Ave. 
southerly to Muddy River and the boundary hne between Boston and 
Brookhne; thence by said hne to its junction with the northeasterly side 
of St. Mary's St. (extended) ; thence by the middle line of Muddy River 
and crossing Brookhne Ave. near the end of Boylston St. through Back Bay 
Fens to Boylston St. near Charlesgate East also Charlesgate West to 
Boylston St.; thence through latter, Dalton, Belvidere and West Newton 
Sts. to Huntington Ave.; thence through same, Cumberland, St. Botolph 
and Durham Sts., crossing the railroad to West Rutland Square to Colum- 
bus and Warren Aves. and Pembroke St. to Tremont St. and the beginning. 
Charles A. Murphy. 

DiST. 18. That part of Ward 5 (West End to South End) extending 
from junction of Charles and Cambridge Sts. through latter also Irving 
and Myrtle Sts., crossing Hancock to Derne St.; thence through Derne, 
Bowdoin, Beacon and Park Sts. to Tremont St.; thence through latter to 
Shawmut Ave.; and through same, Dover, Tremont and Clarendon Sts. 
to Columbus Ave.; thence through latter, Berkeley, Boylston, Charles, 
Beacon, Joy, Mt. Vernon and Charles again to Cambridge St. and the 
beginning. Augustus D. McLennan. 

DiST. 19. That part of Ward 5 (Back Bay and West End) extending 
from junction of Boylston St. and Massachusetts Ave. to Common- 
wealth Ave.; thence through latter and Exeter St. to Charles River and 
ward line; thence by said hne to Cambridge St. (extended) and through 
same to Charles St.; thence through Charles, Mt. Vernon, Joy, Beacon 
and Charles again to Boylston St.; thence through latter to Massachu- 
setts Ave. and the beginning. Warren F. Freeman, Jr. 

DiST. 20. That part of Ward 5 (Back Bay, West) extending from 
junction of Granby St. and Charles River; through said street to Common- 
wealth Ave.; thence through latter and Blandford St. to the Boston and 
Albany R. R.; thence along said railroad, Brookhne Ave., Kilmarnock 
St. and Kilmarnock Street (extended) crossing the Fens to Muddy River; 
thence through same, also Boylston Road, Boylston St., Massachusetts 
Ave., Commonwealth Ave., Exeter St. and Exeter St. (extended); thence 
through said location to Charles River and by the middle line of Charles 
River to the beginning. Edmund G. White. 



54 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

DisT. 21. That part of Ward 6 (South Boston, North) extending from 
Fort Point Channel and Dorchester Ave., thence through Dorchester Ave.; 
thence through same and West First, F, West Second and Dorchester Sts., 
East Broadway, M and East Seventh Sts.; thence through East Seventh 
St. (extended) to its intersection with Farragut Road (extended); thence 
through Farragut Road (extended) to its intersection with the shore Une ; 
thence by said shore hne and Fort Point Channel to Dorchester Ave. to 
the point of beginning. Matthew H. Doyle. 

DisT. 22. That part of Ward 6 (South Boston, North) extending from 
Fort Point Channel and Dorchester Ave. through Dorchester Ave., West 
First, F, West Second and Dorchester Sts., East Broadway, M, East 
Seventh, L, East Sixth, H, East Fourth, West Fourth, F, West Eighth and 
D Sts., Old Colony and Dorchester Aves. to the location of the Midland 
Division of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad; thence 
through said location to the easterly side of South Bay; thence through 
South Bay and Fort Point Channel to Dorchester Ave. to the point of 
beginning. Arthtjk W. Smith. 

DiST. 23. The whole of Ward 7 (South Boston, South). Maurice J. 
Power. 

DiST. 24. The whole of Ward 8 (Roxbury, North). William F. 
Morrissey. 

DiST. 25. The whole of Ward 9 (Roxbury, Centre). Frederick F. 
Smith. 

DiST, 26. The whole of Ward 10 (Roxbury, West). Philip E. Conroy. 

DiST. 27. The whole of Ward 11 (Roxbury, South — Jamaica Plain, 
South). John Gratjman. 

DiST. 28. That part of Ward 12 (Roxbury, East) extending from 
junction of Washington and Dudley Sts. through latter, Greenville, 
Winthrop, Fairland and Moreland Sts. to Blue Hill Ave.; thence through 
aame. Savin and Munroe Sts. crossing Walnut Ave. to Elmore St.; thence 
through Elmore, Kensington, Kingsbury, Bainbridge and Dale Sts. to 
Regent St.; thence through latter, Circuit and Washington Sts. to junc- 
tion with Dudley St., the beginning. William A. Creney. 

DiST. 29. That part of Ward 12 (Roxbury, East) extending from 
junction of Blue Hill Ave. and Savin St. through said avenue, Canterbury 
and Morton Sts. to Morton Road; thence through same and Forest Hills 
St. to its first junction with the boundary line of Franklin Park (extended) 
running nearly east and west about midway between Wilhams St. and 
Glen Road; thence by said boundary line of Franklin Park by several 
courses in a general northeasterly direction and crossing Glen Road to its 
junction with Sigourney St.; thence through latter. Walnut Ave., Munroe, 
Warren and Savin Sts. to junction with Blue Hill Ave., the beginning. 
Arthur C. Quincy. 

DiST, 30. The whole of Ward 13 (Dorchester, North), Edward E. 
McGrath. 



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DiST. 31. That part of Ward 14 (Dorchester, West) extending from 
junction of Blue HUl Ave. and Fayston St. through latter, Mascoma and 
Quincy Sts. to the location of the Midland Division, New York, New 
Haven and Hartford R. R.; thence through same, Wales Place, Rock 
Terrace and Olney St. to Geneva Ave.; thence through latter, and Bow- 
doin St., across Washington to Harvard St.; thence through same to its 
junction with the location of Midland Division, New York, New Haven 
and Hartford R. R. and through latter to Talbot Ave. thence through 
same to Blue Hill Ave. and Fayston St., the beginning. Mathew J. 
Peters. 

DiST. 32. That part of Ward 14 (Dorchester, West) extending from 
junction of Blue Hill Ave. and Canterbury St. through said avenue and 
Talbot Ave. to location of Midland Division, New York, New Haven and 
Hartford R. R.; thence through same, Elizabeth St. (extended) and 
EUzabeth St. also Norfolk and Evelyn Sts. to Blue HUl Ave.; thence 
through latter. Walk Hill and Canterbury Sts. to Blue Hill Ave. and the 
beginning. G. Fred Pierce. 

DiST. 33. The whole of Ward 15 (Dorchester, North Central). Henry 
T. Hartmere. 

DisT. 34. That part of Ward 1 6 (Dorchester - Neponset) extending 
from junction of Freeport St. and the location of Plymouth Division, New 
York, New Haven and Hartford R. R. along said location and the line of 
Shawmut Branch of same Railroad to Park St.; thence through latter, 
Upland Ave., Centervale Park, Bourneside St. and Melville Ave. to 
Penhallow St.; thence through same, Mather, Nixon, Centre, Wainwright 
and Lithgow Sts. to Talbot Ave.; thence through said avenue, Dorchester 
Ave., Edwin, Florida, Mallet, Adams and Ashmont Sts. to Neponset Ave.; 
thence through same and Neponset Ave. (extended) to middle Hne of 
Neponset River and the Harbor line to a point in Dorchester Bay opposite 
Greenwich St. (extended); thence through latter to location of Midland 
Division, New York, New Haven and Hartford R. R. and through same 
to the beginning. Frederick A. Robinson. 

DiST. 35. That part of Ward 16 (Dorchester - Neponset) extending 
from junction of Dorchester Ave. and Edwin St. through latter, Florida, 
Mallet, Adams and Ashmont Sts. to Neponset Ave. ; thence through same 
and Neponset Ave. (extended) to the boundary line between Quincy and 
Boston in Neponset River; thence by said line to its junction with Granite 
Bridge and through latter to its junction with the location of Plymouth 
Division, New York, New Haven and Hartford R. R.; thence through 
same to its junction with Mellish Road (extended) also through Mellish 
Road and Adams St. to its junction with the southern hne of Dorchester 
Park (extended), said hne running north, northwesterly and southeast; 
thence by latter in several courses as the same is legally established, 
running in a general westerly direction to its junction with Dorchester 
Ave. and through said avenue and Edwin St. to the beginning. Charles, 
H. Wakren. 



56 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

DiST. 36. The whole of Ward 17 (Dorchester, Centre). Albert F. 
Hennessey. 

DiST. 37. That part of Ward 18 (Hyde Park- Mattapan) extending 
from junction of Eagle Mill Place (extended) with the Boston and Milton 
boundary line in the Neponset River along said boundary line to its junc- 
tion with West St. (extended); thence through latter, River, and Woods 
St. to Wood Ave.; thence through same, Harvard and Walk Hill Sts. to 
Blue Hill Ave.; thence through latter, Evelyn, Norfolk and Elizabeth 
Sts. to location of Midland Division, New York, New Haven and Hart- 
ford R. R.; thence through same, Morton, Groveland St. (extended), 
Groveland and River Sts. to Eagle Mill Place and the beginning. Joseph 
P. Dempsey. 

DiST. 38. That part of Ward 18 (Hyde Park - Mattapan) extending 
from junction of Washington and Poplar Sts., through latter and Canter- 
bury St. to location of Providence Division, New York, New Haven and 
Hartford R. R. ; thence through same, Blakemore St., Hyde Park and 
Neponset Aves. also Canterbury St. to Walk Hill St.; thence through 
latter, Harvard St., Wood Ave., Wood St., River and West Sts. to the 
former boundary line between Boston and Hyde Park; thence along 
said line, through Turtle Pond Road, Washington and Poplar Sts. to the 
beginning. John J. Dailey. 

DiST. 39. That part of Ward 18 (Hyde Park- Mattapan) extending 
from junction of former boundary line between Boston and Hyde Park 
and Turtle Pond Road in the Stony Erook Reservation along said bound- 
ary line to West St.; thence through latter and West Street (extended) 
to its junction with the center line of Neponset River; thence through same 
to its junction with the boundary line between Boston and Milton and 
along said line to its junction with the boundary line between Boston and 
Dedham; thence along latter to its junction with the former boundary 
line between Boston and Hyde Park and by said line to the beginning. 
Leopold F. Qtjinn. 

DiST. 40. That part of Ward 19 (Jamaica Plain - Roslindale, East) 
extending from junction of Centre and Perkins Sts. through latter and 
Chestnut St. to boundary line between Boston and Brookline; thence 
along said line and through Allandale, Centre and Walter Sts. to the 
southwesterly boundary line of Arnold Arboretum; thence by latter on 
several courses as the same is legally established, and by said line ex- 
tended to its junction with the location of West Roxbury Branch, New 
York, New Haven and Hartford R. R.; thence through same and Lee 
Hill Road (extended) also Lee Hill Road, Washington St., and Whipple 
Ave. to Stony Brook; thence along latter, through Florence St., South- 
bourne Road, Bourne, Walk Hill, Canterbury and Morton Sts. to Forest 
Hills Ave. in Forest Hills Cemetery; thence through same and Union 
Terrace to its junction with the northwesterly boundary line of said 
cemetery and by the latter on several courses as same is legally estab- 
lished to Weld Hill St.; thence through same, Hyde Park Ave., Washing- 



ASSESSING DEPARTMENT. 57 

ton St., Asticou Road and St. Ann St. across South St. to the Arborway; 
thence through latter, Custer and South Sts., CaroUna Ave. and WiUiams 
St. to its junction with the location of Providence Division, New York, 
New Haven and Hartford R. R.; thence through same, Atherton, Lamar- 
tine and Mozart Sts., Chestnut Ave., Forbes and Centre Sts. to the be- 
ginning. Wei-don a. Duley. 

DiST. 41. That part of Ward 19 (Jamaica Plain - Roslindale, East) 
extending from junction of Walk Hill and Bourne Sts. through latter 
Southbourne Road and Florence St. to Stony Brook; thence through 
same, Whipple Ave., Washington, Poplar and Canterbury Sts. to the 
location of Providence Division, New York, New Haven and Hartford 
R. R.; thence through latter, Blakemore St., Hyde Park Ave., Neponset 
Ave. and Walk Hill St. to the beginning. John J. Butler. 

DiST. 42. That part of Ward 20 (West Roxbury - Roslindale, West) 
extending from junction of Lee Hill Road and Washington St. through 
latter. Grove and Center Sts. to the location of West Roxbury Branch, 
New York, New Haven and Hartford R. R.; thence through said location 
and Lee Hill Road to the beginning. Henry L L.\z.\rus. 

DisT. 43. That part of Ward 20 (West Roxbury - Roslindale, West) 
extending from junction of Allandale St. and Brookline boundary line 
through Allandale, Center and Walter Sts. to the southwesterly line of 
Arnold Arboretum; thence by same to location of West Roxbury Branch, 
New York, New Haven and Hartford R. R. and through latter south- 
westerly to La Grange St., thence through same to the boundary hne 
between Boston and Newton and along said line to the boundary line 
between Boston and Brookline, continuing thereon to the beginning. 

DiST. 44. That part of Ward 20 (West Roxbury - Roslindale, West) 
extending from junction of Washington St. and Turtle Pond Road in the 
Stony Brook Reservation through said park road to its junction with the 
former boundary line between Boston and Hyde Park; thence along same 
to its junction with the boundary line between Boston and Dedham and 
along the latter and the boundary line between Boston and Needham to 
the Charles River and its junction with the boundary line between Boston 
and Newton; thence along said line to La Grange St., and through same 
southeasterly to the location of West Roxbury Branch, New York, New 
Haven and Hartford R. R.; thence through latter to Center St. and 
southerly through same, then along Grove St. to Washington and through 
latter northerly to the beginning. Adolph H. Brauneis. 

DisT. 45. That part of Ward 21 (Brighton, South) extending from 
junction of Granby St. and Commonwealth Ave. through latter and 
Blandford St. also Blandford St. (extended) to location of Boston and 
Albany R. R.; thence through same, Brookline Ave., Kilmarnock St. and 
Kilmarnock St. (extended) to its junction with the middle line of Muddy 
River in Back Bay Fens; thence by the latter line and the Riverway to its 



58 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

junction with the boundary Hne between Boston and Brookhne in the 
northeasterly hne of St. Mary's St. (extended); thence by said line to 
Commonwealth Ave. and along its southerly side, continuing in various 
courses as said boundary hne is legally established to its junction with 
Warren St.; thence through Warren, Cambridge, Dustin and North 
Beacon Sts. to the latter's junction with Cambridge St. in Union Square; 
thence through Cambridge St. to its junction with the location of the 
Boston and Albany R. R.; thence through said location to its junction 
with the middle line of Smelt Brook; thence by the same line extended to 
its junction with the boundary line between Boston and Cambridge in the 
Charles River; thence by said line to its junction with Granby St.; and 
through latter to Commonwealth Ave. and the beginning. John J. 
O'Connor. 

DiST. 46. That part of Ward 21 (Brighton - South) extending from 
junction of Cambridge and Warren Sts. through latter to the boundary 
line between Boston and Brookhne; thence along said line to its junction 
with the boundary line between Boston and Newton and along same, 
also Commonwealth Ave. to South Street; thence through latter, Chestnut 
Hill Ave., Wilham Jackson Ave., Academy Hill Road, and again Chestnut 
Hill Ave. to Union St.; thence through same, Nantasket Ave., Washington, 
Cambridge and Warren Sts. to the beginning. John H. Hout. 

DiST. 47. The whole of Ward 22 (Brighton, North). Chahles H. 
Werner. 

second assistant assessors. 

Phihp J. Camerlengo, Hugh J. Casey, Raymond W. Connaughton, 
Ida M. Craig, Ohver F. Davenport, Albert J. A. Gleason, Simon Gold- 
berg, Otto Kramer, Charlotte Mahoney, Joseph B. McClellan, Julia F. 
Mullen, Cesare L. Paraboschi, John A. Reagan, Albert Soosman, Charles 
H. Stevens, George O. Wood, Elizabeth R. White. 



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; Stat. 
1924, Chap. 479; Ord. 1925, Chap. 6.] 

Rupert S. Carven, City Auditor. Term ends 1930. 

Henry E. Keenan, Assistant City Auditor. 

The office of Auditor was established by ordinance on August 2, 1824. 

Regular annual reports of receipts and expenditures have been pubUshed 

by the Auditor since 1825. These reports now contain in addition various 

financial tables relating to appropriations, debt, etc., and a full account of 



BUILDING DEPARTMENT. 59 

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 aU 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. 1925, Chap. 
3 and Chap. 6.) 

BUDGET DEPARTMENT. 

Office, 47 City Hall, third floor. 
[Ord. 1917, Chap. 3; Ord. 1921, Chap. 4.] 

Charles J. Fox, Budget Commissioner. Term ends in 1930. 
William D. Kenney, Secretary. 
John B. Hynes, Clerk. 

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 
of the Budget Department also prepares the form of departmental monthly 
reports of expenditures of all appropriations by items. 



BUILDING DEPARTMENT. 

Offices 901 -906 City Hall Annex, ninth floor. 
[Stat. 1907, Chap. 550 (i. e. Boston Building Law) as amended; Stat. 
1908, Chaps. 221, 336; 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, § 31; 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 I;aw 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; Stat. 1923, Chaps. 108, 278, 462; Stat. 1924, Chaps. 
332, 335, 412 and 488; Stat. 1925, Chaps. 219 and 335; Stat. 1926, 
Chaps. 182 and 350; Stat. 1927, Chaps. 42, 45, 82 and 220.] 



60 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Louis K. Rourke, Building Commissioner. Term ends in 1930. 

Charles S. Damrell, Clerk of Department and Executive Secretary. 

Edward W. Roemer, Supervisor of Construction. 

John J. Dunigan", Construction — Chief of Zoning Division. 

Edwin H. Oliver, Chief of Egress Division. 

Wilfred H. Smith, Chief, Plan Division A. 

Joseph E. Cahill, Chief, Plan Division B. 

Timothy J, Farbell, Supervisor of Elevators. 

William A. Wheater, Supervisor of Plumbing. 

James W. Flynn, Supervisor of Gasfitiing. 

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 keep a register of all persons licensed 
to take charge of constructing, altering, removing or tearing down build- 
ings; to keep a register of the names of all persons carrying on the busi- 
ness of plumbing and gasfitting, and of all persons working at the business 
of gasfitting, 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, build- 
ings, 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. 

building limits. 
Stat. 1907, Chap. 550, § 9; Rev. Ord. 1925, Chap. 40, § 1. 

Board of Examiners. 
Ord. 1912, Chap. 9; Rev. Ord. 1914, Chap. 8; Ord. 1920, Chap. 10; 
Ord. 1925, Chap. 5. 

Office, 907 City Hall Annex, ninth floor. 

officials. 
John F. Hickey, Chairman. 
Mary C. Dowd, Permanent Secretary. 

the board. 
John F. Hickey. Term ends in 1928. 
Thomas K. Reynolds. 
. Appointment pending. 



BOARD OF APPEAL. 61 

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 j'ear. 
(Chairman $1,200.) 

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



BOARD OF APPEAL. 
Office, 907 City Hall Annex, ninth floor. 
[Stat. 1907, Chap. 550, §§ 6, 7; C. C, Title IV., Chap. 13, § 6; 
Stat. 1910, Chap. 631; Stat. 1920, Chap. 440; Stat. 1923, Chap. 108; 
Stat. 1924, Chap. 488; Stat. 1925, Chap. 219.] 

OFFICIALS. 

Walter S. Gerry, Chairman. 
Hubert G. Ripley, Secretary. 

THE BOARD. 

W. Franklin Burnham. Term ends in 1930. 

James H. Fitzpatrick. Term ends in 1929. 

Hubert G. Ripley. Term ends in 1928. 

John D. Marks. Term ends in 1932. 

Walter S. Gerry. Term ends in 1931. 
The Board consists of five members, one appointed each year by the 
Mayor one member from two candidates nominated in successive years, 
by the following organizations respectively: Real Estate Exchange and 
Auction Board and Massachusetts Real Estate Exchange; Boston Society 
of Architects and Boston Society of Civil Engineers; Master Builders' 
Association and Contractors' and Builders' Association; and Building 
Trades Council of the Boston Central I;abor Union; also one member of 
the Mayor's own selection. The term of office is five years. Each mem- 
ber is paid $10 per day for actual service, but not more than $1,000 in 
any one year. 

Any apphcant for a permit from the Building Commissioner whose 
application has been refused in re building law or in re zoning law, may 
appeal therefrom within ninety days, and a person who has been ordered 
by the Commissioner to incur any expense may, within thirty 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. 

Appeal may also be made to this Board from certain requirements of 
the Commissioner of Wires. 



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MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



BOARD OF ZONING ADJUSTMENT. 

[Chap. 488, Acts 1924, Section 20, amended by Chap. 219, Acts of 1925, 
Chap. 350, Acts of 1926, and Chap. 220, Acts of 1927.] 

OFFICIALS. 

Frederic H. Fay, Chairman. 
Leo Schwartz, Secretary. 





Members. 
Nominated by 


Term ends in 


Frederic H. Fay, Chairman . . . 


City Planning Board 


Ex-officio. 


William H. Say ward 


Master Builders' Association 


1931 


Eliot N Jones 


Boston Chamber of Commerce 


1931 


Dana Somes ... . • 


/Boston Society of Architects. 

\Boston Society of Landscape Architects. 


1930 






W. Franklin Burnham 


Massachusetts Real Estate Exchange .... 


1930 


Patrick H. Jennings, 

Frank 0. Whitney 


Boston Central Labor Union 


1929 


Boston Society of Civil Engineers 


1929 


George F. Stebbins 


Team Owners' Association 


1928 


Frank W. Merrick 


United Improvement Association 


1928 


Charles R. Gow 


Associated Industries of Massachusetts. . 


1927 


Frank Brewster 


Boston Real Estate Exchange 


1927 


lieo Schwartz 


Appointed by the Mayor. 





The board consists of twelve members appointed by the Mayor in 
the following manner; one member from two candidates to be nominated 
by each of the following organizations; Associated Industries of Massa- 
chusetts, Boston Central Labor Union, Boston Chamber of Commerce, 
Boston Real Estate Exchange, Massachusetts Real Estate Exchange, 
Boston Society of Architects and the Boston Society of Landscape Archi- 
tects, Boston Society of Civil Engineers, Master Builders' Association, 
Team Owners' Association, United Improvement Association and one 
member to be selected by the Mayor. All appointive members shall be 
residents of or engaged in business in Boston. The term of office is five 
years. 



CITY CLERK DEPARTMENT. 63 

The members of the Board serve without compensation, but any peti- 
tion for changing the zoning map must be accompanied by a fee of ten 
dollars before being considered by the Board. 

Either upon petition or otherwise, the board may, by a decision of not 
less than four-fifths of its members, rendered after a public hearing and 
due notice to the owners of all property affected, change the boundaries 
of districts by changing the zoning map on file at the state secretary's 
office to meet altered needs of a localitj^, to avoid undue concentration of 
population, to provide adequate light and air, to lessen congestion in streets, 
to secure safety from fire, panic and other dangers, to facilitate the ade- 
quate provision of transportation, water, sewerage and other public require^- 
ments and to promote the health, safety, convenience and welfare of the 
inhabitants of the city of Boston. 

No decision of the Board of Appeal permitting the erection or altera- 
tion of a building to an extreme height greater than that otherwise author- 
ized under the provisions of the zoning law for the lot or building in ques- 
tion is effective until and unless confirmed by the decision of not less than 
two-thirds of the members of the Board of Zoning Adjustment. 

If a change in the boundaries of districts is favorably decided upon or if 
a decision of the Board of Appeal is confirmed, any person aggrieved or 
any municipal officer or Board, may within fifteen days after the entry 
of such decision, bring a petition in the Supreme Judicial Court for the 
County of Suffolk for a writ of certiorari setting forth that such decision 
is in whole or part not in accordance with the duties and powers of the 
board. 

CITY CLERK DEPARTMENT. 

Office, 31 City Hall, second floor. 
[Stat. 1854, Chap. 448, § 30; Stat. 1885, Chap. 266, § 2; Rev. Ord. 1898, 
Chap. 11; G. L., Chap. 41, §§ 12-19; C. C, Title IV., Chap. 8; Stat. 
1909, Chap. 486, § 22; Rev. Ord. 1925, Chap. 11.] 

James Donovan, City Clerk. Term ends in 1929. 
Wilfred J. Doyle, Assistant City Clerk. 

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, liens 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. 



64 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



CITY PLANNING DEPARTMENT. 

OflBce, 30 City Hall, second floor. 

[Stat. 1913, Chap. 494; Ord. 1913, Chap. 6; Rev. Ord. 1914, Chap. 12; 

Ord. 1915, Chap. 2; Ord. 1923, Chap. 5; Stat. 1924, Chap. 488; Stat. 
1925, Chap. 333.] 

OFFICIALS. 

Frederic H. Fay, Chairman. 

Miss Elisabeth M. Heelihy, Secretary. 

THE board. 

Frederic H. Fay. Term ends in 1929. 
Ernest A. Johnson. Term ends in 1930. 
William Stanley Parker. Term ends in 1928. 
Sidney S. Conrad. Term ends in 1932. 
Mrs. Francis E. Slattery. Term ends in 1931 

Every city and tovm 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 it 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; Ord. 1925, Chap. 1.] 
George H. Johnson, City Collector. Term ends in 1930. 

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, also monthly statements. The Collector 
is also County Collector. 

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; 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 65 

Stat. 1910, Chap. 520; Stat. 1911, Chaps. 304, 469, 517, 650, 736; 
Stat. 1912, Chaps. 275, 471, 483, 641; Stat. 1913, Chaps. 286, 836; 
Stat. 1914, Chap. 730; Rev. Ord. 1914, Chap. 15; Gen. Stat. 1916, 
Chaps. 48, 91; Gen. Stat. 1916, Chaps. 16, 43, 81, 87, 179; Gen. 
Stat. 1917, Chap. 29; Gen. Stat. 1918, Chap. 74; Stat. 1920, Chaps. 
129, 142; Stat. 1921, Chaps. 65, 93, 114, 209, 288, 340, 387; Ord. 1921, 
Chap. 7; Stat. 1924, Chaps. 410, 453, 479: Stat. 1925, Chaps. 39, 
136 and 311.] 

OFFICIALS. 

Frank Seiberlich, Chairman. 
Patrick H. O'Connor, Secretary. 

COMMISSIONERS. 

Frank Seiberlich. Term ends in 1929. 
Patrick H. O'Connor. Term ends in 1930. 
James F. Eagan. Term ends in 1928. 
Nina M. Gevalt. Term ends in 1931. 

One Election Commissioner is appointed by the Mayor each year, term 
beginning April 1. The two leading political parties must be equally 
represented on the Board and the Chairman 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. Chapter 311, 1924, now 
requires the personal appearance of all applicants for jury duty before the 
board for examination. 

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 voting precincts in the 22 new wards now number 339 instead of 254. 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

OflSce, 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; 
Stat. 1923, Chap. 309.] 

Eugene C. Hultman, Fire Commissioner. Term ends May 1, 

1931. 
Herbert J. Hickey, Executive Secretary of the De'parttnent. 
D.iNiEL F. Sennott, Chief of Department. 
Henry A . Fox, Assistant Chief. 



66 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Walter M. McLean, Deputy Chief. 

John J. Kelley, Deputy Chief. 

Albert J. Caulfield, Deputy Chief. 

Joseph A. Dolan, Deputy Chief. 

Frank A. Sweeney, Deputy Chief. 

Henry J. Power, Deputy Chief. 

George L. Fickett, Superintendent, Fire Alarm Branch. 

Walter J. Burke, Superintendent, Wire Division. 

Edward E. Williamson, Superintendent of Maintenance Division. 

James P. Maloney, Chief Clerk. 

The Boston Fire Department -vvas organized in 1837. It is in charge of 
1 Commissioner, 1 Chief of Department, 1 Assistant Chief of Department, 
6 Deputy Chiefs, 30 District Chiefs, 1 Superintendent of Fire Alarm, 1 
Chief Clerk of Fire Prevention, 1 Superintendent of Maintenance, 1 
Assistant Superintendent of Fire Alarm, 1 Medical Examiner, 1 Execu- 
tive Secretary, 1 Supervisor of High Pressure, Steam and Marine Service, 
1 Captain of License Division, Bureau of Fire Prevention, 1 Motor Appa- 
ratus Engineer, 76 Captains, 109 Lieutenants, 87 Engineers, 1,161 Hose- 
men, Laddermen, Aides, Assistants Engineers, Masters, 19 Clerks, 16 
Fire Alarm Operators, 117 mechanics, painters, carpenters, linemen, 
repairers, electricians and workmen. 

Total officers, engineers, privates and employees, 1,682 men. 

There are 62 fire stations, a fire alarm branch with 55 employees, 
operating 1,372 signal boxes, and a repair shop with 119 employees. 
Annual reports have been published since 1838. 

Yearly salaries of district chiefs, $3,500; captains, $2,500; lieutenants, 
$2,300; engineers, $2,100; ass't engineers, $2,000; first year privates; 
$1,600, with annual increase of $100 until the maximum of $2,000 is 
reached. 

In 1919 the Wire Department became the Wire Division of the Fire Dept. 
It was established in 1894 for the purpose of supervising and inspecting 
all electrical wires, cables and conductors and substituting underground 
for overhead transmission. The Wire Division is in charge of 1 Super- 
intendent, 1 Chief Inspector, 1 Chief Clerk, 7 Clerks, 1 Engineer, 35 
Inspectors, 1 Telephone Operator, 1 Stenciller, 1 Chauffeur. 

A total of 49 men (included in above 1,682.) 

CHIEF, assistant CHIEF AND DEPUTY CHIEFS. 

Chief, Daniel F. Sennott. Headquarters, Bristol Street. 

Assistant Chief, Henry A. Fox. Headquarters, Ladder 4, Dudley Street. 

First Division. In charge of Deputy Chiefs Henry J. Power and John J. 
Kelley. Headquarters, Ladder House 8, Fort Hill sq. Districts 
1 to 5 incl. 

Second Division. In charge of Deputy Chiefs Albert J. Caulfield and 
Frank A. Sweeney. Headquarters, Engine 22, Warren ave. Dis- 
tricts 6, 7, 8, 11. 



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Third Division. In charge of Deputy Chiefs Walter M. McLean and 
Joseph A. Dolan. Headquarters, Ladder House 23, Grove HaU. 
Districts 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15. 

Maintenance Division. Edward E. Williamson. 

FIRST DIVISION — DISTRICTS, DISTRICT CHIEFS AND APPARATUS. 

District 1 (East Boston). Henry Krake and Thomas E. Conroy, 
Dist. Chiefs. Headquarters, Ladder House 2, Paris st. Apparatus — 
Engines, Nos. 5, 9, 11, 40, 47 (fireboat); Ladders, 2, 21; Chemical, 7. 

Dist. 2 (Chariest own). Philip A. Tague and Hamilton A. McClay, 
Dist. Chiefs. Headquarters, Engine House 50, Winthrop st. Appara- 
tus—Engines, Nos. 27, S2, 36, 50; Ladders, 9, 22. 

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

Dist. 4 (North End). Avery B. Howard and John F. Murphy, Dist. 
Chiefs. Headquarters, Engine House 4 Bulfinch st. Apparatus 

— Engines, Nos. 4, 6, 8; fireboat, 31; Ladders, 1, 24; Water Tower, 1. 
Dist. 5 (Boston Proper). Louis C. Stickel and John F. Watson, 

Dist. Chiefs. Headquarters, Engine House 7, East st. ApparU' 
tii^ — Engines, Nos. 7, 10, 26, 35; Ladder, 17; Rescue 1. 

SECOND DIVISION — DISTRICTS, DISTRICT CHIEFS AND APPARATUS. 

DisT. 6 (South Boston). H. M. Hebard and Michael J. Teehan, 
Dist. Chiefs. Headquarters, Engine House 1, Dorchester st. Appara- 
tus— Engines, Nos. 1, 2, 15, 43; Ladders, 5, 19, 20. 

Dist. 7 (Back Bay and South End). Thos. H. Downey and William F. 
Quigley, Dist. Chiefs. Headquarters, Engine House 22, Warren ave. 
Apparatus — Engines, Nos. 3, 22, 33; Ladders, 3, 13, 15; Water Tower, 2. 

Dist. 8 (Roxbury). Frank J. Sheer an and Victor H. Richer, Dist. 
Chiefs. Headquarters, Ladder House 12, Tremont st. Apparatus — ■ 
Engines, Nos. 13, 14, 37; Ladders, 12, 26. 

Dist. 11 (Brighton). James F. McMahon and Thomas H. Andreoli, 
Dist. Chiefs. 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). William H. McCorkle 

and Patrick J. V. Kelley, Dist. Chiefs. Headquarters, Engine House 

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

Rescue, 2. 
Dist. 10 (Dorchester Centre). Francis J. Jordan and Chas. H. Long, 

Dist. Chiefs. Headquarters, Engine House 18, Harvard st. Apparatus 

— Engines, Nos. 17, 18, 52; Ladders, 7, 29. 



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DiST. 12 (Jamaica Plain). John N. Lallt and Dennis Dhiscoll, Dist. 

Chiefs. Headquarters, Engine House 28, Centre st. Apparatus 

— Engines, Nos. 28, 42; Ladders, 10, 23, 30. 
Dist. 13 (Roslindale and West Roxbury). Michael J. Kennedy and 

Charles A. Donahoe, Dist. Chiefs. 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 

and Jaimes F. Ryan, Dist. Chiefs. Headquarters, Engine House 46, 

Peabody sq. Apparatus — Engines, Nos. 16, 20, 46; Ladders, 6, 27. 
Dist. 15 (Hyde Park). John P. Murray and Michael F. Silva, Dist. 

Chiefs. Headquarters, Engine House 48; corner Harvard ave. and 

Winthrop st., Hyde Park. Apparatus — Engines, Nos. 19, 48, 49; 

Ladder, 28. 

FIRE-ENGINES. 



Number, Etc. 



Location. 



Chief Officer. 



1 (Auto combination) . . 

2 (Auto combination) . 

3 (Auto combination) . . 

4 (Auto combination) . . 

5 (Auto combination). . 

6 (Auto combination) . . 

7 (Auto combination) . . 

8 (Auto combination) . . 

9 (Auto combination) . . 

10 (Auto combination) . . 

11 (Auto combination) . . 

12 (Auto combination) . . 

13 (Auto combination).. 

14 (Auto combination) . . 

15 (Auto combination) . . 

16 (Auto combination).. 

17 (Auto combination) . . 

18 (Auto combination) . , 

19 (Auto combination) . . 

20 (Auto combination) . . 

21 (Auto combination) . . 

22 (Auto combination) . . 



Dorchester Bt., 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 

Salem 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 Dor- 
chester avenue. 
River street, Dorchester. . . . 

Meeting House Hill, Dor. . . 

Harvard street, Dorchester. 

Norfolk street, Dorchester. . 

Walnut street, Dorchester. . 

Columbia road, Dorchester, 

Warren avenue 



Wm. F. Field, Capt. 
E. Conners, Capt. 
Daniel Martell, Capt. 

E. G. Chamberlain, Capt. 
Thomas F. Ryan, Capt. 
Wm. F. Donovan, Capt. 
John F. Good, Capt. 
Napeen Boutilier, Capt. 
T. J. Flynn, Capt. 

D. J. O'Brien, Capt. 
J. W. Dwyer, Capt. 
Wm. B. Jennings, Capt. 
Dennis J. Bailey, Capt. 
Charles A. Wolfe, Capt. 
Michael D. Sullivan, Capt. 
James F. O'Connell, Capt. 
Martin F. Mulligan, Capt. 
Wm. Levis, Capt. 
J, J. Gavin, Capt. 

F. L Adams, Capt. 
F. G. Avery, Capt. 
John J. Kenney, Capt. 



Note. — The "Auto combination" is a gasolene pumping engine, and 
hose reel combined in one automobile. Five engines include a chemical 
tank, making a triple combination. 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

FIRE ENGINES. — Concluded. 



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NuMBEK, Etc. 



Location. 



Chief Officer. 



23 (Auto combination) . 

24 (Auto combination) . 

25 (Auto combination) . 

26 (Auto combination) . 

27 (Auto combination) . 

28 (Auto combination) . 

29 (Auto combination) . 

30 (Auto combination) . 

31 (Fireboat) 

32 (Auto combination) . 

33 (Auto combination) . , 

34 (Auto combination) . 

35 (Auto combination) . , 

36 (Auto combination) . . 

37 (Auto combination) . 



38 and 39 (Auto combina' 

tion). 
40 (Auto combination) 



41 (Auto combination) . 

42 (Auto combination). 

43 (Auto combination) . 

44 (Fireboat) 

45 (Auto combination) . 

46 (Auto combination) . 

47 (Fireboat) 

48 (Auto combination) . 

49 (Auto combination) . 

50 (Auto combination) . 

51 (Auto combination) . 

52 (Auto combination) . 

53 (Auto combination) . 



Northampton street 

Cor. Warren and Quincy ats. 

Fort Hill square 

Bulfinch St. (Temp.) 

Elm street, Charlestown . . . 

Centre st., Jamaica Plain. 

Chestnut Hill ave., Brighton, 

Centre st., West Roxbury. . 

521 Commercial st 

Bunker Hill st., Charlestown, 

Boylston and Hereford sts.. 

Western avenue, Brighton . . 

Church St. (Temp.) 

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 

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. 



John M. Donovan, Capt. 
Chas. A. Thompson, Capt. 
T. E. Flanagan, Capt. 
Edward J. Locke, Capt. 
T. F. Roach, Capt. 
M. F. Conley, Capt. 
E. F. Doody, Capt. 
W. F. Heldt, Capt. 

E. N. Montgomery, Capt. 

F. J. Sullivan, Capt. 
J. P. Hanton, Capt. 
J. M. Ferreira, Capt. 
(See Eng. 26 above.) 

G. E. Darragh, Capt. 

D. F. Crowley, Capt. 

E. B. Chittick, Capt. 
H. J. Goodfellow, Capt. 
J. W. Shea, Capt. 

M. F. Minehan, Capt. 

D. J. Coughlin, Capt. 
John Williams, Capt. 

E. O. Haines, Capt. 
Wm. Hart, Capt. 

J. P. Walsh, Capt. 
C. A. Fernald, Capt. 

F. Donohue, Capt. 

J. H. Laughlin, Capt. 
J. E. Redman, Capt. 
L. D. Merrill, Capt. 
A. J. Burns, Capt. 



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LADDER TRUCKS. 



NuMBEK, Etc. 



Location. 



Chief Officer. 



1 (Aerial, with tractor) .... 

2 (Aerial, with tractor) .... 

3 (Motor truck with trac- 

tor.) 

4 (Aerial) 

5 (Motor aerial truck) 

6 (Motor truck) 

7 (Motor truck) 

8 (Aerial, with tractor) .... 

9 (Aerial, with tractor) .... 

10 (Motor truck) 

11 (Motor truck) 

12 Motor aerial truck) 

13 (Motor aerial truck) 

14 (Motor aerial truck) 

15 (Motor aerial truck) 

16 (Motor truck) 

17 (Aerial, with tractor) 

18 (Aerial, with tractor) .... 

19 (Motor truck) 

20 (Motor truck) 

21 (Motor truck) 

22 (Motor truck) 

23 (Motor truck) 

24 (Motor truck) 

25 (Motor truck) 

26 (With tractor) 

27 (Motor truck) 

28 (Motor truck) 

29 (Motor truck with chem- 

ical.) 

30 (Motor truck with chem- 

ical.) 

31 (Aerial with motor truck). 



Friend St., "Warren square, 
Paris street, East Boston. . . 
Harrison ave., cor. Bristol 

St. 

Dudley st., cor. Winslow, 

Rox. 
Fourtn st., near Dorchester 

St. 

River St., cor. Temple, Dor., 
Meeting House Hill, Dor. . . 

Fort Hill square 

331 Main st., Charlestown. . 
659 Centre st., Jamaica PL, 
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., Charles- 
town. 

Grove Hall, Dor 

North Grove st 

Centre st., near Bellcvue, 

West Roxbury. 
Longn-ood and Brookline 

avenues. 
Walnut street. Dor 

Harvard ave. and Winthrop 

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

Dor. 
Egleston square, Rox 

Saratoga st., cor. Prescott 
St., East Boston. 



P. J. Laffey, Capt. 
P. J. Ryan, Capt. 

F. F. Leary, Capt. 

C. T. Farren, Capt. 

J. J. Lunny, Capt. 

McDarrah Flaherty, Lieut,. 
L. P. Mahoney, Lieut. 
J. M. Cook, Lieut. 

G. R. Hennessy, lieut. 
J. F. McDonough, Capt. 

M. J. Galvin, Capt. 

William F. Donovan, Lietit. 
Wm. F. Thompson, Lieut. 
T. P. Lohan, Lieut. 
John L. Crimlisk, Lieut. 
J. H. Leary, Capt. 

Wm. J. Shepard, Capt. 

F. R. Brophy, Capt. 

G. F. Doyle, Capt. 
S. A. Dwight, Capt. 
T. F. Donovan, Capt. 

M. J. Prendergast, Capt. 

John McCarthy, Capt. 
James Gavagan, Lieut. 
John J. Devine, Capt. 

P. F. McLeavey, Lieut. 

Chas. Ingersoll, Capt. 

D. M. Shaughnessy, Capt. 

Wm. Peterson, Capt. 

C. F. Driscoll, Lieut. 
J. H. Johnson, Lieut. 
P. H. Kenney, Lieut. 
C. J. Greely, Lieut. 
James H. Stout, Capt. 

John Hogan, Lieut. 
Edward McNamara, Lieut. 
T. F. McGowan, Lieut. 
Richard A. Dinin, Lieut. 
W. A. J. Drinan, Capt. 

John J. Blakeley, Lieut. 
Walter C. Glynn, Lieut. 



HEALTH DEPARTMENT. 



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WATER TOWERS. 



Number, Etc. 


Location. 


Chief Officer. 


■WATER TOWERS, ETC. 

1 (With tractor) 




Patrick J. Cray, Lieut. 
James J. Keane, Lieut. 


2 (With tractor) 




3 (With tractor) 




George L. Evanson, Lieut. 






C. B. Lynch, Lieut. 

D. J. Hurley, Capt. 


2 Motor Rescue Car 











TOTAL EQUIPMENT IX USE AND IN RESERVE. 

In U.se: Auto combination gasoline engines, 50; triple combination 
gasoline engines, 5; marine pumpers or fireboats, 3; total engines, 58; 
combination chemical and hose cars, 41; auto ladder trucks, 31 (16 aerial) ; 
auto water towers, 3; officers' cars, 31; auto delivery trucks, 12; two 
rescue companies with pulmotors, etc., one auto wrecker, total automo- 
biles, 179, of which 136 are apparatus; salt wagons, 14, hose and other 
pungs, 65. Leading hose and suction hose, about 182,000 feet. 

In Reserve: Auto gasoline engines, 8; tractor drawn steamers, 4; 
auto chemical and hose cars, 7; auto ladder trucks, 10 (3 aerial); one 
auto water tower, 10 officers' 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 Department, to be 
elected annually by all the members, are constituted a corporate body for 
the purpose of holding and administering the Firemen's Rehef Fund. 



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, Chapa. 
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.] 



72 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

OFFICIALS. 

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

Term ends in 1930. 
Stephen L. Maloney, Secretary and Chief Clerk. 

DEPUTY commissioners. 

M. Victor Safford, M.D., Medical Division. 

Charles F. Wilinsky, M.D., Child Hygiene and Director Health Units. 

P. H. MuLLOWNEY, M.D.V., Division of Food Inspection. 

Karl R. Bailey, M.D., Laboratory Division. 

Thomas J. Donnellon, Division of Sanitary Inspection. 

Frederick S. Davis, Division of Vital Statistics, Records and Accounts. 

Frederick J. Bailey, M.D., in charge of Communicable Diseases. 

chief division assistants. 
Alexander Burr, M.D.V., Veterinarian in charge of Abattoir Inspection. 
Robert E. Dyer, D.V.S., Veterinarian in charge of Dairy Inspection. 
James O. Jordan, Inspector of Milk. 

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 estabhshed by an ordi- 
nance of December 2, 1872. It pubhshed 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 from 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: Stat. 1924, Chap. 70.] 

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

trustees.* 
Joseph P. Manning, Term ends in 1931. 
Carl Dreyfus, Term ends in 1930. 
Thomas A. Forsyth, Term ends in 1929. 
George G. Sears, M.D., Term ends in 1928. 
Henry S. Rowen, M.D., Term ends in 1932. 

* The Trustees serve without compensation. 



HOSPITAL DEPARTMENT. 73 

The Boston City Hospital was opened on June 1, 1864. Besides the 
Main Hospital, the Trustees have charge of the South Department for 
contagious diseases, the Sanatorium Division at 249 River street, Matta- 
pan, for tuberculous patients, the Convalescent Home at 2150 Dor- 
chester avenue, Dorchester, the Haymarket Square Rehef Station, the 
East Boston Relief Station, and the West Department, West Roxbury 
(at present leased and occupied by United States Government). 

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

HOSPITAL OFFICERS. 

John J. Dowling, M.D. — Superintendent and Medical Director. Residence 
and office at the Hospital. 

Edmtjnd W. Wilson, M.D. — Assistant Superintendent. 

James W. Manary, M.D. — First Executive Assistant and Executive Direc- 
tor of Out-Patient Department. 

Francis S. Brodrick, M.D. — Second Executive Assistant. 

M. WiNTHROP O'CoNNELL, M.D. — • Third Executive Assistant. 

Donald S. McKinnon, M.D. — Fourth Executive Assistant. 

Robert M. Coleman, M.D. — Night Executive Assistant. 

Allan L. Davis, M.D. — Resident Surgeon. 

Harry L. Denoon, Jr., M.D. — Resident Anesthetist. 

F. B. Mallory, M.D.— Pathologist. 

Francis W. Peabody, M.D. — • Director of Thorndike Laboratory. 

P. F. Butler, M.D. — Roentgenologist-in-Chief. 

medical and surgical staff. 
Consulting Physicians and Surgeons. — '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. Jo.slin, M.D., 
Henry Jackson, M.D., George G. Sears, M.D., John Bapst Blake, M.D., 
Paul Thorndike, M.D., John L. Ames, M.D., Fred B. Lund, M.D., How- 
ard A. Lothrop, M.D. 

Considting Pathologists. — William T. Councilman, M.D., Frank B. 
Mallory, 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. 

Consulting Physician in Neurology. — Arthur W. Fairbanks, M.D. 

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

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

Visiting Physicians. — 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., Francis W. Palfrey, M.D., 
Cadis Phipps, M.D. 



74 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Assistant Visiting Physicians. — Harold W. Dana, M.D., Thomas J. 
O'Brien, M.D., William R. Ohler, M.D., Edmund F. Walsh, M.D. 

Junior Visiting Physicians. — Burton E. Hamilton, M.D., Joseph M. 
Lynch, M.D., Joseph E. Halhsey, M.D., John A. Foley, M.D., George O. 
Shattuck, M.D., Louis J. UUian, M.D., Dwight O'Hara, M.D., Henry 
Jackson, Jr., M.D., Frank S. Cruickshank, M.D., Daniel J. Hogan, M.D., 
Louis F. Curran, M.D., Joseph T. Wearn, M.D., Maurice Fremont- 
Smith, M.D., Percy B. Davidson, M.D., Henry Baker, M.D. 

Senior Surgeon. — George G. May, M.D. 

Surgeons-in-Chief. — Frederic J. Cotton, M.D., Joshua C. Hubbard, 
M.D., David D. Scannell, M.D., Horace Binney, M.D., Halsey B. Loder, 
M.D. 

Visiting Surgeons. — Irving J. Walker, M.D., Arthur R. Kimpton, M.D., 
Robert C. Cochrane, M.D., Otto J. Hermann, M.D., Somers Eraser, M.D. 

Assistant Visiting Surgeons. — Francis F. Henderson, M.D., Herbert H. 
Howard, M. D., James J. Hepburn, M. D., Donald, Munro, M. D., Joseph 
H. Shorten, M.D., Augustus Riley, M.D. 

Junior Visiting Surgeons. — Wilham R. Morrison, M.D., Edward Hard- 
ing, M.D., Thomas K. Richards, M.D., Thomas W. Wickham, M.D., 
George W. Papen, M.D. 

Assista7its to Visiting Surgeons. — Charles C. Lund, M.D., Joseph H. 
Burnett, M.D., E. Everett O'Neil, M.D., William F. Cotting, M.D., 
John J. Lucy, M.D., Howard A. Bouve, M.D., Gerald L. Doherty, M.D., 
John A. Seth, M.D., Richard I. Smith, M.D. 

Senior Surgeon for Gynecology and Obstetrics. — Charles M. Green, M.D. 

Surgeon-in-Chief for Gynecology and Obstetrics.- — Nathaniel R. Mason, 
M.D. 

Visiting Surgeon for Gynecology and Obstetrics.- — Robert M. Green, M.D 

Assistant Visiting Surgeons for Gynecology and Obstetrics. — John T. 
WilHams, M.D., Frederick L. Good, M.D., Joseph P. Cohen, M.D. 

Junior Visiting Surgeons for Gynecology and Obstetrics. — Harold V. 
Hyde, M.D., Frederick J. Lynch, M.D. 

Assistants to Visiting Surgeons for Gynecology and Obstetrics. — Reginald 
D. Margeson, M.D., Pierce J. Dunphy, M.D., Abraham S. Troupin, M.D., 
Carmi R. Alden, M.D. 

Ophthalmic Surgeon-in-Chief .— Jeremiah J. Corbett, M.D. 

Visiting Ophthalmic Surgeons. — L. Colby Rood, M.D., Leon W. Jessa- 
man, M.D., Samuel H. Wilkins, M.D. 

Assistant Visiting Ophthalmic Surgeons. — Joseph J. Skirball, M.D., 
Harry Schwartman, M.D., Thomas J. Hagan, M.D., Paul G. Haire, M.D., 
Robert W. French, M.D., George E. Rafferty, M.D. 

Surgeon-in-Chief for Diseases of Ear and Throat. — Harry P. Cahill, M.D. 

Visiting Surgeon for Diseases for Ear and Throat. — Louis M. Freed- 
man, M.D. 

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



HOSPITAL DEPARTMENT. 75 

Assistant Visiting Surgeons for Diseases of Ear and Throat. — William T. 
Haley, M.D., Edward J. Monahan, M.D. 

Junior Visiting Surgeons for Diseases of Ear and Throat.— Philip E. A 
Sheridan, M.D., William F. Regan, M.D., Edmund J. Butler, M.D., 
Philip W. Dwyer, M.D., Chester R. MUls, M.D., Francis G. Miniter, M.D. 

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

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

Assistant Visiting Oral Surgeojis. — Douglass M. Baker, D.M.D., George 
F. Winchester, D.M.D., Austin T. Williams, D.M.D. 

Visiti7ig Anesthetists. — Frank L. Richardson, M.D., Nathaniel N 
Morse, M.D. 

Assistant Visiting Anesthetist. — William A. Noonan, M.D. 

Visiting Physician for Neurology. — Stanley Cobb, M.D., Abraham 
Myerson, M.D. 

Assistant Visiting Physician for Neurology. — Miner H. A. Evans, M.D. 

Junior Visiting Physician for Neurology. — Maxwell E. MacDonald, 
M.D., William G. Lennox, M.D. 

Physician-in-Chief for Physical Therapeutics. — Frank P. Granger, M.D. 

Visiting Physician for Physical Therapeutics. — Robert Bonney, M.D. 

Assistant Visiting Physicians for Physical Therapeutics. — Joseph Res- 
nik, M.D., Edmund B. Burke, M.D. 

Physician-in-Chief for Diseases of the Skin. — Townsend W. Thorn- 
dike, M.D. 

Visiting Physician for Diseases of the Skin. — William P. Boardman, 
M.D. 

Assistant Visiting Physicians for Diseases of the Skin. — Walter T. Gar- 
.field, M.D., John G. Downing, M.D. 

Junior Visiting Physiciaris for Diseases of the Skin. — Bernard Appel, 
M.D., Francis P. McCarthy, M.D. 

Physician-in-Chief for Contagious Diseases. — Edwin H. Place, M.D. 

Roentgenologist-in- Chief. — P. F. Butler, M.D. 

Visiting Roentgenologists. — Max Ritvo, M.D., Frederick W. O'Brien, 
M.D. 

Physician-in-Chief for Immunology. — George P. Sanborn, M.D. 

Assistant Visiting Physicians for Lmmunology. — Edmund F. Walsh, 
M.D., Leroy A. Luce, M.D. 

Pediatrician-in-Chief. — Martin J. English, M.D. 

Visiting Pediatricians. — • Augustine W. McGarry, M.D. 

Assistant Visiting Pediatrician. — Eh Friedman, M.D. 

Junior Visiting Pediatricians. — John J. Dunphy, M.D., George Kahn, 
M.D., John P. Treanor, Jr., M.D. 

SOUTH DEPARTMENT. 

Medical Director. — John J. Dowling, M.D. 
Physician-in-Chief. — Edwin H. Place, M.D. 



76 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Assistant Physicians. — Morris Prizer, M.D., Fred Heimlich, M.D., 
Wen S. Fu, M.D. 

SANATORIUM DIVISION. 

Assistant Superintendent. — Arthur J. White, M.D. 

VISITING MEDICAL STAFF. 

Chief of Staff .— Edwin A. Locke, M.D. 
First Assistant Physician. — Timothy J. Murphy, M.D, 
Surgical Assistant. — Albert Ehrenfried, M.D. 

Laryngological Assistants. — 'Charles E. Shay, M.D. (leave of absence), 
Samuel Cline, M.D. 

Roentgenologist. — Frederick W. O'Brien, M.D. 
Visiting Dental Surgeon. — Frederick A. Keyes, D.M.D. 

RESIDENT MEDICAL STAFF. 

Resident Medical Officer. — Frank H. Hvmt, M.D. 

First Assistant Resident Medical Officer. — Llewellyn Hall, M.D. 

HAYMARKET SQUARE RELIEF STATION. 

Resident Surgeons. — Bernard F. Devine, M.D., Edward J. Reynolds, 
M.D. 

EAST BOSTON RELIEF STATION. 

Resident Surgeons. — • Arthur G. Holland, M.D., George R. Murphy, 
M.D. 

PHYSICIANS TO THE CONVALESCENT HOME. 

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

Out-Patient Department. 
The new Out-Patient Building was opened to patients in October,. 
1924. It contains 300 rooms and is equipped with every known device for 
the treatment of patients, also a centralized system of records. About 
seventy members of the Visiting Staff are here engaged in the treatment of 
patients and the teaching of Medical Students. There are also twenty 
nurses and six attendants, eight social workers, many clerks and tech- 
nicians. The out-patients treated in this building, together with those at 
the Relief Stations, number about 80,000 annually, with over 300,000 
visits of out-patients. 

The Thorndike Memorial. 
The Thorndike Memorial was opened on November 15, 1923, as the 
research department of the Hospital. The two upper floors of this building 
consist of laboratories devoted to special investigation. One floor con- 
tains twenty beds for cases to be studied intensely. The first floor 
and basement house the X-Ray Department. All equipment is of the 
latest and best known to medical science. The Staff of the Thorndike 
Laboratory research service consists of Dr. Francis W. Peabody, Director, 
seven Assistant Physicians, four Resident Physicians and four Volunteer 
Assistants. 



LAW DEPARTMENT. 77 



INSTITUTIONS DEPARTMENT. 

Office, 808-811 City Hall Annex. 
[Special Stat. 1919, Chap. 222; Ord. 1920, Chap. 7; Stat. 1921, Chap. 173; 
Stat. 1922, Chap. 231; Ord. 1924, Chaps. 9, 10.] 

William S. Kinney, Commissioner. Term ends 1930. 
Mary A. Cotter, Deputy Commissioner. 
John J. Ryan, Swpt. of Long Island Hospital. 

The Department has charge of the Long Island Hospital, the Child 
Welfare and the Registration Di\'ision. 

The Long Island Hospital furnishes full support to poor persons having 
a legal settlement in Boston, also hospital care and treatment for those 
afflicted with chronic illness. In 1926 a total of 2,122 persons received 
aid. The Department controls about 167 acres and buildings on Long 
Island valued at upwards of $2,000,000.00 The steamer "George A. 
Hibbard" and Launch "James J. Minot" are maintained for transporta- 
tion service. 

The Child Welfare Division, 808 City Hall Annex, has charge of 
dependent children and those committed through the Court as neglected. 
The}^ are placed under careful supervision in foster homes within the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts. January 1, 1927, the division had 765 
children in its care, was using 11 different institutions for medical care or 
special training and 395 foster homes. 

The Registration Division, Room 5, Citj' Hall, receives and in\estigates 
appUcations for care of dependents, determines legal settlements, and 
supervises the commitment of the insane. 

The Department has under its control Rainsi'ord Island, comprising 
about 11 acres with buildings thereon formerly occupied by Suffolk School 
for Boys, and approximately 697,149 square feet of land and buildings 
on Parker Hill purchased in 1925 as a site for a chronic hospital. 



LAW DEPARTMENT. 
Office, 11 Beacon Street. 
[Ord. 1904, Chap. 23; Rev. Ord. 1925; Chap. 19; Chap. 20.] 
Frank S. Deland, Corporation Counsel. Term ends May , 1930. 
Joseph P. Lyons, Assistant Corporation Counsel. 
Joseph A. Campbell, Assistant Corporation Counsel. 
Samuel Silverman, Assistant Corporation Counsel. 
Andrew J. Casey, Assistant Corporation Counsel. 
H. Murray Pakulski, Assistant Corporation Counsel. 
Leo Schwartz, Assistant Corporation Counsel. 
Hale Power, Assistant Corporation Counsel. 
Vittorio Orlandini, Assistant Corporation Counsel. 



78 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Edwin D. Gallagher, Assistant Corporation Counsel. 

Sadie Lipner Shulman, Assistant Corporation Counsel. 

Walter J. O'Malley, City Conveyancer. 

Ernest D. Cooke, City Conveyancer. 

Daniel B. Carmody, Messenger and Docket Clerk. 

Joseph J. Sarjeant, Special Investigator. 

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. 

As now organized the Law Department consists of a Corporation Counsel 
and twelve assistants, two of whom are detailed to do the conveyancing 
work of the department. One member of the department acts as advisor 
to the Transit Department and one member as advisor to the Building 
Department. The department, in addition to prosecuting and defending 
all law suits and causes for and against the City and County, does all the 
conveyancing work for the various municipal departments. 

Legal opinions are furnished to the various department heads and city 
officials, including the School Committee, on matters relating to the dis- 
charge of their official duties. This department appears and represents 
the City and County before the various committees of the Legislature and 
other public boards and commissions. 



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.] 

officials. 
Rt. Rev. Arthur T. Connolly, President. 
Louis E. Kirstein, Vice-President. 

Charles F. D. Belden, Director. 

Frank H. Chase, Reference Librarian. 

trustees.* 
Arthur T. Connolly. Term ends in 1932. 
Gordon Abbott. Term ends in 1931. 
William A. Gaston. Term ends in 1930. 
Louis E. Kirstein. Term ends in 1929. 
Guy W. Currier. Term ends in 1928. 

The Trustees of the PubHc Library of the City of Boston.five in number, 
are appointed by the Mayor, one each year, for a term of five years. They 

* The Trustees serve without compensation. 



LIBRARY DEPARTMENT. 79 

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 included in the regular budget 
of the City Government. Of this appropriation ($1,000,981 in 1926) 
$125,000 was used for the purchase of books and periodicals. The Library 
trust funds in the custody of the City Treasurer amounted to $737,649.80 
on January 1, 1927. 

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 major branch libraries with independent collections of books 
and fourteen minor branches. There were, on January 1, 1927, in the 
Central Library (including mechanical departments), and branch libraries, 
about 600 employees. 

Besides the daily delivery of books called for at the various branches, 
212 public and parochial schools, 38 institutions and 56 fire-company 
houses are regularly supplied. 

For reading and reference the Library is open to all without formality. 
On January 1, 1927, there were 135,445 cardholders having the right to 
draw books for home use. The total number of volumes was 1,388,439, 
including newspapers and periodicals. Books issued in 1926, for home 
use and for use through schools and institutions, numbered 3,499,137. 

CENTRAL LIBRARY, COPLEY SQUARE. 

Lending and reference, 1,011,130 volimies. 

Periodical reading-rooms, 1,532 periodicals. 

Newspaper reading-room, 274 current newspapers. 

Patent Library, 19,211 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 71,880 (including process pictures), besides 
illustrated books, portfolios, etc., and 11,533 lantern slides. Special assist- 
ance is offered to classes, travel clubs, etc. Free lectures mostly on art and 
travel topics, and concerts, 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 



80 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

the Central Library and principal branches. On the ground floor of the 
Central Library near the main entrance are three rooms, wherein is pro- 
vided 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 pubUcations. 
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 major 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, 19,358 volumes. Reading-room, 53 periodicals. 
Holton Library Building, Academy Hill road. 

Charlestown Branch, 15,533 volumes. Reading-room, 48 periodi- 
cals. Monument square, corner Monument avenue. 

CoDMAN Square Branch, 11,502 volumes. Reading-room. 59 periodi- 
cals. Washington, corner Norfolk street. 

Dorchester Branch, 14,271 volumes. Reading-room, 59 periodicals. 
Arcadia, corner Adams street. 

East Boston Branch, 20,851 volumes. Reading-room, 65 periodicals. 
276-282 Meridian street. 

Fellowes ATHEN.EUM BRANCH, 36,943 volumes. Reading-room, 56 
periodicals. 46 Millmont street. 

Hyde Park Branch, 35,020 volumes. Reading-room, 51 periodicals. 
Harvard avenue, corner Winthrop street. 

Jamaica Plain Branch, 16,973 volumes. Reading-room, 50 periodi- 
cals. Sedgwick, corner South street. 

Memorial Branch, 11,115 volumes; 56 periodicals. Corner Warren 
and Townsend streets. 

Mt. Bowdoin Branch, 9,598 volumes, 42 periodicals. Washington, 
corner Eldon street. 

North End Branch, 11,274 volumes. Reading-room, 40 periodicals. 
3A North Bennet street. 

RosLiNDALE BRANCH, 11,563 volumcs) 55 periodicals. Washington, 
near Ashland street. 

South Boston Branch, 19,921 volumes. Reading-room, 61 periodicals. 
372 West Broadway. 

South End Branch, 14,403 volumes. Reading-room, 47 periodicals. 
West Brookline street, corner Shawmut avenue. 

Upham's Corner Branch, 11,758 volumes. Reading-room, 49 peri- 
odicals. Columbia road, corner Bird street. 

West End Branch, 22,332 volumes. Reading-room, 67 periodicals. 
Cambridge street, corner Lynde street. 



OVERSEERS OF THE PUBLIC WELFARE. 81 

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; Ord. 1923, Chap. 6.] 

Daniel H. Rose, Superintend-ent of Markets. Term ends in 1930. 
Peter J. Connollt, Clerk and Deputy Superintendent. 

Faneuil Hall Market, proposed by Mayor Quincy and completed during 
his administration in 1826, was under the charge of a Clerk of the Market, 
until an ordinance of September 9, 1852, estabhshed the office of Super- 
intendent. Faneuil HaU Market includes the lower floor, porches and 
cellar of the buildings called respectively Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market. 

The Superintendent of Markets may assign stands within their limits; 
and it is his duty, from time to time, to lease the stalls in the markets at 
rents not less than those estabhshed by the City Council. The market 
police are appointed by the Pohce Commissioner and under his control. 

As a municipal enterprise both Faneuil HaU and Quincy markets have 
been steadily profitable, the latter yielding a total of $117,529.64, during 
the year 1926. 

The income from Faneuil Hall Market was $29,929.20, during the year 
1926. 

Public markets, outside stands, and coin locks yielded an additional 
revenue of $2,649.66, making a total income from the Market Department 
of $150,108.50, for the year 1926. 



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. 

Nathan A. Heller, Acting Chairman. 
Walter V. McCarthy, Secretary. 
Franklin P. Daly, Treasurer. 

overseers.* 
Terms expire May 1, 1927. 
Morris Bronstein. Sophie M. Friedman. 

James J. Moynihan. George H. Johnson. 

* The Overseers serve without compensation. 



82 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Terms expire May 1, 1928. 
Thomas T. Ratigan. Mrs. Margaret J. Gookin. 

Mrs. Jeremiah J. Hurley. Joseph T. Zottoli. 

Terms expire May 1, 1929. 
Franklin P. Daly. Edward H. Willey. 

Mrs. Eva W. White. Nathan A. Heller, Acting. 

The Overseers of the Poor in the Town of Boston, a corporation estab- 
Hshed 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 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 woodyard 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, 1925, was $1,015,063, 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; Ord. 1922, Chaps. 5, 7; Stat. 1923, Chap. 309; Ord. 1923, 
Chaps. 8, 12.] 

COMMISSIONERS. 

William P. Long. Term ends in 1928. 
Charles P. Norton.* Acting. 
Frank S. Deland. Acting. 

officials. 
William P. Long, Chairman. 
Daniel J. Byrne, Secretary and Chief Clerk. 
Charles A. Hogan, Superintendent of Parks. 
John J. Murphy, Engineer. 

The first Board of Park Commissioners was appointed on July 8, 1875. 
The Board consisted of three members who served without compensation. 

* Two commissioners serve without compensation. 



PARK DEPARTMENT. 83 

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. 

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

MAIN park system. Acres. 

Arborway, Prince St. to Franklin Park, 1892 36.00 

X Arnold Arboretum and Bussey Park, South, Centre and Walter 

sts., 1882, 1895 223.00 

Back Bay Fens, Beacon St. to Brookline ave., 1877 . . .116.99 
Common, Tremont to Charles and Beacon to Boylston st., 1634. f 48.40 
Commonwealth ave., ArUngton st. to Newton line, 1894-1905 . 112 . 70 
Franldin Park (1883-84) and Zoological Garden (1912), Seaver to 

Morton St. and Blue Hill ave. to Forest Hills St. . . .527.00 

Olmsted Park, Huntington ave. to Prince St., 1890 . . . 180.00 

* Avenue Louis Pasteur, Longwood ave. to the Fenway, 1922, 3.19 
Public Garden, Charles to Arlington and Beacon to Boylston 

St., 1823 24.25 

Riverway, Brookline ave. to Huntington ave., 1890 . . 40.00 
§ West Roxbury Parkway, from Centre and Walter sts., near 

Arboretum, to Washington St., Bellevue hill, 1894 . . 77.87 



Total Acres, Main Park System 1,389.40 



IiIAbine: park system. 



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

Marine Park (land 25.70; flats 78.30), 1890 .... 104.00 
Columbia road ) FrankHn Park to Marine Park, City Point, ) „ . ^q 

Dorchester way i 1892, 1899 ) 

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

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

Strandway and Columbus Park, Columbia road railroad bridge 

to City Point (land 133.80; flats 131.50), 1890-1901 . . 265.30 



Total Acres, Marine Park System 457.90 

* Acquired by Ordinance, Chap. 7 of 1922. 

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

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

§ 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. 



84 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



MISCELLANEOtTS PARKS. 

Acres. 

* 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 

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 

* WilUam B. Corbett Park, between Washington and Claybourne 

sts., Dorchester, 1917 0.94 

Dorchester Park, Dorchester ave. and Richmond St., 1891 , . 30.40 
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 

* Stanley A. Ringer Park, Allston st. and Griggs place, 1916 . 12. 12 
Rogers Park, Lake and Foster sts., Brighton, 1899 . . . 6.90 
Savin HiU Park, Grampian way, Dorchester, 1909 . . . 8.26 
Park, East Cottage, Pleasant and Pond sts., Dorchester, 1921 . 0.22 
Statler Park, Columbus ave., Stuart and Church sts., 1925 . 0.25 
Trinity Triangle, Huntington and St. James aves., 1885 . . 0.12 
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 376.09 

Playgrounds, with Location, Area and Year Acquired. 
(Alphabetically. ) 

Acres. 

Almont St., Mattapan, 1924 17.81 

William J. Barry, Chelsea st. and Mystic River, Cha'st'wn, 1897, 6.27 

Billings Field, La Grange and Bellevue sts. , W. Roxbury, 1896 . 10.83 
Rev. Fr. Buckley, Bolton and West Third sts.. South Boston, 

1925 0.65 

Brookside ave. and Cornwall St., Jamaica Plain, 1925 . . . 1.32 

Carroll Pond, Carroll St., W. Roxbury, 1921 0.47 

* William E. Carter, Columbus ave. at Camden st., 1899 . . 5 . 02 

Ceylon and Intervale sts., Dorchester, 1923 4.03 

* Named for soldier killed in World War. 



PARK DEPARTMENT. 



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* Charlesbank, Charles St., 1883 

Charlestown, Main and Alford sts. (land 14; flats 3.7), 1891 

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

* Chestnut Hill, Brighton, 1898 

* Columbus Park, Strandway (15 acres improved) . 

* Common, Charles st. side 

American Legion, Condor and Glendon sts.. East Boston, 1924 
t John J. Connolly, Marcella and Highland sts., Roxbury, 1903 
t James L. Cronin, Brent st., near Talbot ave., Dorchester, 1899 
t Vincent Cutillo, Morton and Stillman sts.. North End, 1917 

* Dorchester Park, Dorchester ave. and Richmond st., 1891 . 
t John A. Doherty, Dorchester and Geneva aves., 1897 

t Frederick D. Emmons, Rutherford ave., Charlestown, 1912 
William Eustis, Norfolk ave. and Proctor st., Roxbury, 1909 . 
Factory Hill, Town St., Hyde Park, 1912 .... 

t Fallon Field, South and Robert sts., Roslindale, 1899 . 

* Fens, Back Bay, 1877 

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

* Franklin Park, 1883-84 

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

Dorchester, 1896 

Christopher Gibson, Dorchester and Geneva aves., 1897. 

Paul Gore St., Jamaica Plain, 1913 

Gove, Geneva, Porter and Wellington sts., E. B., 1925 . 

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

Heath, Cranford and Floj^d sts., Roxbury, 1924 

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 HUl), 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 

John H. L. Noyes, Saratoga and Boardman sts., East Boston 

(land 5.24; flats 3.07), 1909 

t Paris St., East Boston, 1912 

Francis Parkman, Wachusett st.. Forest Hills, 1924 

Portsmouth st., Brighton, 1912 

t Prince st., North Bennet and Prince sts.. North End, 1897 . 
Readville, Bullard, Milton and Regent sts., Hyde Park, 1924 



Acres. 

3.50 

17.73 

1.00 

4.00 

79.00 

3.50 

3.38 

5.10 

2.24 

0.48 

5.40 

1.47 

1.07 

7.60 

5.20 

3.87 

5.00 

60.00 

36.00 

16.68 
4.34 
0.74 
4.06 
9.63 
7.51 
4.41 
1.07 
5.20 

60.33 
0.43 
4.24 
4.17 
3.00 
3.00 

8.31 
1.27 
2.06 
4.29 
0.40 
5.01 



* Playgrounds located in parks, and included in areas of parks 
t Named for soldier killed in World War. 
t Children's Playground. 



86 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Acres. 

t * Stanley A. Ringer, Allston st. and Griggs place, Brighton, 1916, 2 . 00 
A Ripley, Ripley road, near Harvard St., Dorchester, 1913 . . 0.86 

* Rogers Park, Lake and Foster sts., Brighton, 1899 . . . 4.00 
Ronan (formerly Mt. Ida), Bowdoin and Percival sts.. Dor., 1912, 11.65 
t Lester J. Rotch, Albany and Randolph sts., South End, 1903 . 2 . 80 
Shawmut ave. and Cherry St., South End, 1922 . . . . 0.55 

Smith'sPond,Brainard St., Hyde Park, 1914 14.51 

t William F. Smith, Western ave. and N. Harvard st., Bri., 1894, 14.00 
t J J. M. and J. J. Sullivan, Fellows and Hunneman sts., Rox., 1897, . 85 
1 1 Matthew J. Sweeney, West Fifth st., South Boston, 1909 

Tenean Beach, Neponset, 1915 

t Tyler St., South End, 1912 

t George H. Walker, Norfolk st., opp. Evelyn, Mattapan, 
t West Third st. , corner B st. , South Boston, 1909 . 
X John Winthrop, Dacia and Danube sts., Dorchester, 1911 
Webster ave., North End 1925 

* World War Memorial Park, East Boston, 1891 . 



Total area of the 65 Playgrounds (Acres) 
Area of 13 Playgrounds in Parks (Acres) 

Area of the 52 Separate Playgrounds (Acres) 



1912 



0.41 
8.70 
0.25 
6.21 
0.28 
1.57 
0.30 
10.00 



514.35 
159.40 

354.95 



The first separate playground acquired by the City was the Charlestown 
Playground, purchased in 1891 for $172,923, With that included, 65 play- 
grounds (52 separate and 13 located in parks) have been established, most 
of them equipped with first-class shelter and sanitary buildings containing 
lockers, also drinking foimtains, shower baths, etc. 

The total outlay for land and construction of the playgrounds (not 
including those in parks) is $5,236,257. 

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 

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

t Named for soldier killed in World War. 

A Acquired by gift. t Children's playground. 



PARK DEPARTMENT. 87 

Square Feet. 
Abraham Lincoln Square (formerly Park Square), Columbus 

ave., Eliot st. and Broadway 2,867 

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

Columbus ave 106,500 

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

St. Stephen Square, comer 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 

ROXBTTRT. 

Bromley Park, Albert to Bickford sts 20,975 

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

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

Elm Hill Park, off 550 Warren st 6,920 

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

mont and Francis sts 1,662 

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

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

Horatio Harris Park, Walnut ave., from Munroe to Townsend st. 110,040 

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

Linwood Park, Centre and Linwood sts 3,625 

Longwood Park, Park and Austin sts 21,000 

Madison Park, Sterling, Marble, Warwdck 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 

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

BRIGHTON 

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

* Edward M. Cunningham Square, Cambridge, Murdock and 

Sparhawk sts 7,449 

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 and Henshaw sts. .... 1,434 

CHARLESTOWN. 

City Square, junction of Main and Park 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 

* Named for soldier killed in World War. 



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DOBCHESTER. 

* Andrew Henry Square, Adams and Granite sts. 
Algonquin Square, Algonquin and Bradlee sts 
Centervale Park, Upland ave. and Bourneside st. 

* John F. Donovan Park, Meeting House Hill 
Drohan Square, Edison Green .... 
Eaton Square, Adams and Bowdoin sts. . 

* Francis G. Kane Square, Bowdoin, Winter and Hancock sts, 
Mt. Bowdoin Green, summit of Mt. Bowdoin 

Peabody Square, Ashmont st. and Dorchester ave. 

*Fred C. W. Olson Square, junction of Adams and Codman 

Public Ground, Florida st., King to Ashmont (7 sections) 

* Gordon E. Denton Square, Magnolia st. .... 
Public Ground, between Victory Road and Park st. 
Richardson Square, between Pond and Cottage sts. 
Spaulding Square, junction of Freeport st. and Neponset ave. 
Tremlett Square, Tremlett st., between Hooper and Waldeck 
Wellesley Park, Wellesley Park st 



sts 



sts 



Square Feet. 
2,068 

1,728 

9,740 
56,200 
10,241 
13,280 

1,600 
25,170 

1,963 

700 

24,193 

3,605 

450,846 

46,035 

6,263 

7,107 
28,971 



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. 

HYDE PARK. 

Camp Meigs, Readville 

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

politan ave 

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

WilUams Square, WiUiams ave. and Prospect st 

Greenwood Square, junction of Greenwood st. and Central ave. 
Webster Square, junction of Webster st. and Central ave. 
Wolcott Square, Hyde Park ave., Milton and Prescott sts. . 



30,000 

40,310 

4,396 

12,284 
11,628 



124,500 

220 
220 
700 
220 
220 
220 



SOUTH BOSTON. 



Independence Square, Broadway, Second, M and N sts. 
Lincoln Square, Emerson, Fourth and M sts. . 
Thomas Park, Telegraph Hill 



279,218 

9,510 

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 

• Named for soldier killed in World War. 



PARK DEPARTMENT. 89 

Square Feet- 

Oakview Terrace, off Centre st. 5,287 

Soldiers' Monument Lot, South and Centre sts., Jamaica Plain . 5,870 
Total area of Public Grounds, etc., 3,005,745 square feet, or 69 acres. 

RECAPITULATION. 

Parks and Parkways : Acres. 

Main Park System 1,389.40 

Marine Park System 457 . 90 

Miscellaneous Parks 376.09 

Playgrounds (separate) 354.95 

Public Grounds, Squares, etc 68.99 

Grand total (Acres) 2,647.33 

Bridges Located in Paeks and Parkways, 
public garden. 
Foot-bridge, over pond. 

THE FENS. 

Agassiz, carrying Agassiz road over the Fens water. 

BoYLSTON, over outlet of the Fens. 

Charlesgate, 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. 

riverway. 
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 Ellicottdale. 

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. 

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



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COLITMBIA EOAD. 

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

York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad. 
Columbia koad, 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 


1880 


Anne Whitney. 


Robert Bums 


Back Bay Fens 


1919 


Henry H. Kitson. 


Colonel Thomas Cass .... 


Public Garden 


1899 


Richard E. Brooks. 


Leif Ericsson 


Commonwealth Ave . . 


1886 


Anne Whitney. 


Edward Everett 


Edward Everett Sq., 
Dorchester 


1867 






William W. Story. 


Admiral David G. Farra- 
gut. 


MEuine 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. . . . 


1915 
1879 


Daniel C. French. 


Josiah Quincy 


Thomas Ball. 


Charles Sumner 


Public Garden 

Warren Sq., Roxbury, 


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. 



PARK DEPARTMENT. 91 

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. . . 

Boston Common 

Telegraph Hill, 

South Boston . . . 

Public Garden 

Boston Common 

Abraham Lincoln Sq. . 
Back Bay Park 

Olmsted Park, J. P. . . 

Boston Common 

Boston Common 

> Boston Common .... 

Boston Common 

Winthrop Square 

Meeting House Hill . . . 
Centre and South sts.. . 
Public Garden 


1914 

1888 
1903 

1908 { 

1925 

1902 
1867 

1917 

1879 
1896 

1906 

1912 
1925 

1897 j 

1877 
1872 
1867 
1871 
1924 


R. Clipston Sturgis. 


Crispus Attucks and Other 
Patriots of 1770 

William Ellery Channing, 

Patrick A. Collins Me- 
morial 


Robert Kraus. 
Herbert Adams. 

Henry H. Kitson. 
T. Alice Kitson. 

John F. Paramino. 
Peabody & Stearns. 


Declaration of Independ- 
ence Tablet 

Dorchester Heights (Rev- 
olutionary) 


Ether Memorial 


John Q. A. Ward. 


Curtis Guild Memorial 
Entrance 


Cram & Ferguson. 


Abraham Lincoln and 
Emancipation 


Thomas Ball, 


John Boyle O'Reilly 

Francis Parkman Me- 
morial 


Daniel C. French. 
Daniel C. French. 


George F. Parkman Me- 
morial Bandstand. 

Football Tablet 


Robinson & Shepard. 


Colonel Robert Gould 
Shaw and 54th Mass. 
Reg. 

Soldiers' and Sailors' 
Monument 


Augustus Saint Gaudens. 
McKim, Mead & White. 

Martin Milmore. 


Soldiers' Monument, 
Charlestown 


Martin Milmore. 


Soldiers' Monument, 
Dorchester 


B. F. Dwight. 


Soldiers' Monument, 
Jamaica Plain 


W. W. Lummis. 


George Robert White Me- 
morial 


Daniel C. French. 







92 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

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 HiU Park. 

Since the City's park development began, in 1877, the total expenditure, 
to the close of 1926, for parks, parkways and playgrounds (exclusive of 
the annual maintenance appropriation) is $27,126,109.79 or $10,732,- 
508.49 for the land and $16,393,601.30 for construction. 

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 wiU 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 December 31, 1926 , 
the amount expended for construction, etc., was $577,078 .63. In the sum- 
mer 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 attrac- 
tions, in 1914 the elephant house and in 1920 the lion house, were added. 
One of the latest improvements 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. 
Tlie bequest was accepted by the City Council, March 9, 1909, since which 



PARK DEPARTMENT. 93 

date most of the realty has been sold and the proceeds invested in bonds. 
On December 31, 1926, the principal of the fund in the custody of the City 
Treasurer, amounted to $5,237,934.96. In the fiscal 3'ear 1926, the income 
from the fund was .$218,343.03. 

Public Baths and Gymnasia. 
main bath houses, open all the tear. 

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. 

Charuestown. — 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. 

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 pubhc 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 IN 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. 

* 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. 



94 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Municipal Building. — Washington street, near Ashland; Roslindale, 
18 shower baths. 
Municipal Building. — River street, Hyde Park, 25 shower baths. 

BEACH BATHS. 

Columbus Park. — South Boston, single house, for men, women and 
children. 

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.* — South Boston, for men and boys. 

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

North 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. 

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. 

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 18. The Board of Cemetery 
Trustees was first appointed imder 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. 

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



PRINTING DEPARTMENT. 95 

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. 



PENAL INSTITUTIONS DEPARTMENT. 

Office 804, 805, 806 City Hall Annex. 
[Stat. 1895, Chap. 449, § 14; Stat. 1896, Chap. 536, § 9; Stat. 1897, Chap. 
595, § 5; Ord. 1924, Chap. 9.] 

Philip A. Chapm.^n, Commissioner. 
The Penal Institutions Commissioner is the executive and administra- 
tive head of the Penal Institutions Department and is also charged with 
parolling power from Charles Street Jail, according as deemed necessary 
for its proper conduct. 

CHIEF PENAL OFFICER. 

George F. A. Mulcahy, Master of House of Correction, Deer Islmid. 

This institution dates from 1895 and now includes a group of buildings 
valued at $1,467,600, the value of the land has been appraised at $605,900, 
a total of $2,073,500. The persons confined there in 1926, numbered 
3,554, all men, who were kept busy at farming or in making shoes, clothes, 
and granite edgestones. Number discharged in year, 3,645; average 
daily population, 597, in month of December, 1926. 

The Department Steamboat "Michael J. Perkins" is maintained for 
Deer Island and Long Island transportation service. 



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; Rev. Ord. 1925, Chap. 24.] 



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MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



William J. Casey, Superintendent of Printing. Term ends April, 1930. 
Salary, $6,000. 

The Superintendent of Printing has charge of all the printing, binding 
and stationery for the city departments. He also purchases the postage 
used by the city. 

The printing plant was established in March, 1897, for the express 
piirpose of executing the printing required by all city and coimty depart- 
ments. It was originally operated partly from an appropriation and 
partly from revenue. Since 1910 it has been entirely self-supporting, 
and no appropriation of any kind has been made. The entire expense 
of maintenance, including pay roll, has been met from the revenue. 

The plant is organized and equipped especially for the city's printing 
requirements and consists of modern type-setting machinery, presses and 
material, and is appraised at approximately $200,000. 



PUBLIC BUILDINGS DEPARTMENT. 

OflBce, 802 City Hall Annex, eighth floor. 

(Stat. 1895, Chap. 449, § 22; Rev. Ord. 1898, Chap. 32; Stat. 1913, 

Chap. 263; Rev. Ord. 1914, Chap. 27; Ord. 1921, Chap. 1.] 

John P. Englert, Superintendent of Public Buildings. Term ends May 1, 
1928. 

Frederick C. Ward, Chief Clerk. 

The oflBce of the Superintendent of PubHc 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. 



Occupied bt, etc. 



Ambulance Station, National st.. So. 
Boston. 

Municipal Building, City sq., Charles- 
town. 

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

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

City Hall, School st 



On leased land. 



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

Public Library Br. and Wd. 17 
wardroom. 

Public Library Br., veterans' 
headquarters. 

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



PUBLIC BUILDINGS DEPARTMENT. 97 

City Buildings in Chakge of this Department. — Continued. 



BtrrLDiNa and Location. 



OCCTTPIED BT, ETC. 



City Hall Annex, Court st 

Curtis Hall, 20 South St., Jamaica Plain 

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 BuUding, River st., Hyde 
Pa,rk. 

Municipal Building, RosUndale, Wash- 
ington St., opposite South. 



Municipal Building, So. Boston, E. 
Broadway. 

Municipal Building, Wd. 3, Oak and 
Tyler sts. 



Municipal Building, Wd. 9, Shawmut 
ave. and W. Brookline st. 



Municipal Building, Wd. 8, Vine and 
Dudley sts. 



Old Chemical Engine House, Eustis st., 
Roxbury. 



City Departments. 

Gymnasium, showers, etc. 

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

Faneuil Hall, Armory of Ancient 
and Honorable Artillery Com- 
pany, market stalls, under hall. 

Quincy Hall and Produce Exch. 
Public Library Br. 



Curtis Hall, baby clinic, baths 
and gymnasium. 

Pub. Library Br., wardroom, 
baths and gymnasium, veteran 
organization headquarters. 

Auditorium, wardroom, gym- 
nasium, baby clinic and baths. 

Auditorium, Pub. Library Br., 
wardroom, baby clinic, gym- 
nasium and baths. 

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

Pub. Library Br., baths, baby 
clinic, municipal employment 
bureau, gymnasium and 
wardroom. 

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

Pub. Library Br., baths, gym- 
nasium, baby clinic and ward- 
room. 

Leased. 



98 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

City Buildings in Charge of this Deparment. — Concluded. 



Building and Location. 



Occupied by, etc. 



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

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

Old Provincial State House, Washington 

and State sts. 

Old Franklin Schoolhouse, 1151 Wash- 
ington St. 

Old Cross St. Schoolhouse, Cross st., 
Charlestown. 

Old Winthrop Schoolhouse, Bunker Hill 
St., Charlestown. 



Smith Schoolhouse, Joy st 

Elmwood Street Gymnasium 

Old Ward Room on Mather School lot 



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

Leased to L. S. W. V. 

Leased to Bostonian Soc. 

Leased as veteran headquarters. 

Leased to Col. F. B. Bogan 
Camp, No. 14, L. S. W. V. 

Reconstructed, with gymna- 
sium, baths, baby clinic and 
wardroom. 

Leased to Post 134, G. A. R. 

Leased to Roxbury Post, V. F. W. 

Leased to Francis Kane Post, 
A. L. 



County Buildings. 



Building and Location. 



Occupied bt, etc. 



Court House, Pemberton sq . 



Mortuary, Northern Dist., 18 N. Grove 

St. 

Mimicipal Court, Brighton. 

Roxbury Court House, Roxbury st 



Municipal Court, Dor., Adams and 
Arcadia sts. 

New Courthouse, Dor., Melville ave. 
and Washington st. 

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



County offices and com't rooms. 



Municipal Court, South'n Dist., 
veteran organizations. 

Part occupied by Police Sta., 
11th Div., Public Library 
Br, 



Municipal Court, W. Rox. and 
Hyde Park. 



PUBLIC BUILDINGS DEPARTMENT. 



99 



WARDROOMS IN CITY BUILDINGS, ETC. 



District. 


New 
Wds. 


Buildings. 


Location. 


East Boston 


1 


Old Armory Building 


Maverick st. 


Charlestown 


2 


Charlestown Gymnasium 


Bunker Hill and Lex- 






Building. 


ington sts. 


Boston Proper . . . 


3 


Municipal Building 


Oak and Tyler sts. 


South Boston .... 


6 


Municipal Building 


Broadway. 


Roxbury 


8 


Mimicipal Building 


Vine and Dudley sts. 


Boston Proper . . . 


9 


Municipal Building 


Shawmut ave., West 
Brookhne st. 


Dorchester 


13 


Municipal Building 


Columbia road and 
Bird St. 




17 


City Building 


Washington and Nor- 
folk sts. 


t 




Jamaica Plain . . . 


11 


MintonHall* 


Forest Hills sq. 


RosUndale 


19 


Municipal Building 


Washington st. oppo- 
site South. 


Hyde Park 


18 


Municipal Building 


River st. and Cen- 
tral ave. 


Brighton 


22 


Old Town Hall 


Washington st. 





* 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 11 Beacon 
St., 10th floor, hired for Law Department at annual rent of $12,840, and 
at 274 Boylston st., three rooms for Medical Examiner of Northern Dis- 
trict at $1,800 per year. 

In charge of this department also are the following City scales: North 
scales, Hay market square. 



100 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT. 
General offices, entire fifth, sixth and seventh floors. City Hall Annex. 

[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.] 

James H. Sullivan, Commissioner. Term ends in 1930. 
Bernard C. Kelley, Secretary and Chief Clerk. 

The Department of Public Works was established in 1911, consisting of 
the Street, Water and Engineering Departments combined under a single 
executive head, the Commissioner of Pubhc Works, the latter authorized 
to create the necessary divisions of the department according to his judg- 
ment. The following five divisions have been created, viz.. Bridge and 
Ferry, Highway, Sewer, Sanitary and Water, each in charge of a Division 
Engineer. 

The Commissioner of PubUc 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 appUances 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 
per square foot per month in the City Proper, bounded on the south 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, $1 each. 

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

11. Placing and removing signs flat on buildings, SI each. 

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



PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT. 101 

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. 

Bridge and ferry Division. 
Office, 602 City Hall Annex, sixth floor. 
John E. Carty, Division Engineer. 
L. B. Reilly, Engineer of Construction. 
R. D. Gardner, Designing Engineer. 
Thomas H. Sexton, Supervisor of Bridges. 
John F. Sulltvan, General Foreman of Ferries. 

The Division Engineer has charge of the design, construction and main- 
tenance of the greater part of the highway bridges within the hmits of the 
City, the care and management of the municipal ferries, the abohshment 
of grade crossings, also the special engineering work for other City depart- 
ments. All drawtenders are appointed by and subject to the control of 
the Commissioner of PubHc Works. 

SUMMARY OF HIGHWAY BRmGES, ETC. 

I. Number maintained wholly by Boston 67 

II. Number of which Boston maintains the part within its hmits . 6 

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

by Boston 47 

IV. Number maintained by railroad corporations : 

1. Boston & Albany 4 

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, 7 

VI. Number maintained by Transit Department .... 7 

Total number 174 

Municipal Ferries. 
South I B(>^^^ 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 | ^^^ Boston.— Head-house, end of Border st. 

Note. — For bridges in parks see Park Department. 



102 



MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



The following steam ferryboats are in commission: 

Name. When Built. Ttpe. Length. Gross 

TONNAQB 

General Sumner 1900 Propeller. 164 ft. 3 in. 450 

John H. SuUivan 1912 " 172 « 3 « 527 

Lieut. Flaherty 1921 " 174 " 727 

Ralph J. Palumbo 1921 " 174 « 755 

Noddle Island (rebuilt) 1921 « 174 " 5 in. 564 

Charles C. Donoghue 1926 " 174 « 4 " 757 

Daniel A. MacCormack 1926 « 174 « 4 « 757 

HIGHWAY DIVISION. 
Main Office, 501 City Hall Annex, fifth floor. 
Joshua Atwood, Division Engineer. 
Benjamin F. Bates, Chief Engineer, Paving Service. 

The Division Engineer has charge of the construction and maintenance 
of aU 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 
pubhc streets, alleys, parks and pubUc grounds, and the placing of glass 
street signs and numbers therein, the numbering of buildings and the 
placing of all street signs. 



STREET LAMPS IN USE JANUARY 1, 1927. 



Electeic. 



Gas. 



Total. 



Magnetite arc 

Tungsten incandescent . 

Single mantle 

Open-flame (fixe alarm). 

Totals 



5,978 
5,217 



11,195 



9,817 
145 

9,962 



5,978 

5,217 

9,817 

145 

21,157 



PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT. 



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104 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

SANITARY DIVISION. 

Main Office, 510 City Hall Annex. 
Edward F. Murphy, Division Engineer. 
Daniel J. Ltnch, Assistant Engineer. 
Daniel H. Gillespie, Supervisor of Sanitary, Street Cleaning and Oiling 

Service. 
Peter Gerritt, Deputy Supervisor. 

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

Total expenditure for year 1926, $3,095,461.84 for collection and dis- 
posal of the City's waste materials and the cleaning, oiling and flushing 
of streets. 

REMOVAL OP STORE REFUSE. 

The removal of refuse from shops, stores and warehouses, involving 
much extra labor, is attended to by the Sanitary Division and charged for 
at 15 cents a barrel or bundle (not larger than a flour barrel). No re- 
movals are made except on dehvery of tickets obtainable at 504 City Hall 

WATER DIVISION. 

Main Office, 607 City Hall Annex. 
Christopher J. Carven, Division Engineer. 

James A. McMurky, Engineer in Charge, Income and Meter Branch. 
George H. Finneran, Superintendent, Distribution Branch. 

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

The total length of supply and distributing water main on December 31, 
1926, was 924.56 miles; number of services actually in use, 91,594, were 
metered; number of pubhc fire hydrants, 10,853, December 31, 1926. 

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, all of that part of the Boston water system 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 
1898. Total quantity of water in the ten storage reservoirs of the Metro- 
politan system on January 1, 1927, 44,510,900,000 gallons, of which 68.9 



RETIREMENT BOARD. 105 

per cent (30,679,200,000 gallons), was in the Wachusett Reservoir in Clin- 
ton, 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 2,400,680,000 gallons, five pumping-stations 
being connected with these, in which stations 25,087,000,000 gallons of 
water were pumped during the year 1926. In the existing Metropolitan 
Water District are nine cities, besides Boston, and ten towns. Boston 
takes about 70 per cent of the entire water supply of the District. 

The daily average amount of water used in Boston in 1926 was 91,275,700 
gallons, or 116 gallons per capita. 

HIGH PRESSURE FIRE SERVICE. 

By the provisions of Chapter 312, Acts of 1911, the Commissioner of 
Pubhc 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 
17.8 miles of pipe with 451 hydrants. Total expenditure for installation 
of system to Dec. 31, 1926, was $2,166,212.23. Two pumping stations 
are now in use. 

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; Ord. 1924, Chap. 1; Ord. 1924, 
Chap. 1.] 

Edward W. McGlenen, City Registrar. Term ends in 1930. 
Jeremiah J. Leary, Assistant Registrar. 
Margaret M. Foley, Assistant Registrar. 

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

By Ordinance, approved July 12, 1892, the Department of Ancient 
Records and the office of Record Commissioners (estabUshed July 6, 
1875) were aboMshed, 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. 



RETIREMENT BOARD. 

Office, 22 City Hall. 

[Stat. 1922, Chap. 521; Stat. 1923, Chaps. 284, 381, 426; Stat. 1924, 
Chaps. 89, 249, 250, 251; Stat. 1925, Chaps. 18, 90, 152; Stat. 1926, 
Chap. 390.] 

OFFICIALS. 

Wilfred J. Doyle, Chairman. 
J. George Herlihy, Secretary. 
William F. Reagan, Execviive Officer, 



106 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



THE BOAKD. 

Wilfred J. Doyle. Term ends Sept. 1, 1928. 

Frank L. Brier (ex officio). 

J. George Herliht. Term ends Sept. 1, 1929. 

The Boston Retirement System was established on Feb. 1, 1923, as 
provided by Chap.'521 enacted in June, 1922, and accepted by Mayor and 
City Council in August, 1922. It is administered by a board of three mem- 
bers, the City Treasurer, ex officio, one person appointed by the Mayor, 
and the third member chosen by the other two. The compensation of the 
members is $10 each for every meeting attended, but not over $500 in any 
one year. After the original appointments, the term of each appointive 
member is four years. 



SCHOOLHOUSE DEPARTMENT. 
Office, 1007 City Hall Annex, tenth floor. 
[Stat. 1901, Chap. 473; Stat. 1902; Chap. 386; Stat. 1903, Chap. 170; 
Stat. 1904, Chap. 376; § 14; Stat. 1905, Chap. 392; Stat. 1906, Chaps. 
205, 259; Stat. 1907, Chap. 450; Stat. 1908, Chap. 524; Stat. 1909, 
Chaps. 388, 446; Stat. 1911, Chap. 540; Stat. 1913, Chaps. 337, 
363, 615; Stat. 1914, Chaps. 128, 331, 738; Spec. Stat. 1915, Chaps. 
300, 372; Spec. Stat. 1916, Chap. 267; Spec. Stat. 1918, Chap. 132; 
Spec. Stat. 1919, Chaps. 199, 206; Stat. 1920, Chap. 524; Stat. 1921, 
Chap. 169; Stat. 1924, Chap. 380; Stat. 1925, Chap. 327; Stat. 1926, 
Chaps. 153, 314.] 

OFFICIALS. 

Francis E. Slattery, Chairman. 
Charles P. Norton, Secretary. 
Henry M. Curry, Chief Clerk. 

COMMISSIONER 

Francis E. Slattery. Term ends in 1928. 
Charles P. Norton. Term ends in 1927. 
James W. H. Myrick. Term ends in 1929. 

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. 



SOLDIERS' RELIEF DEPARTMENT. 107 

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; Ord. 1925, 
Chaps. 2 and 30. 

Officials. 

Eliot Wadsworth, Chairman. 
Rupert S. Car\T!:n, Secretary. 
Frank L. Brier, Treasurer. 

commissioners.* 
Eliot Wadsworth, Abraham E. Pinansky. Terms end in 1929. 
Clarence W. Barron, Frederick J. Crosby. Terms end in 1928. 
William H. Slocum, Randolph C. Grew. Terms end in 1927. 

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 pubhshed 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, Cha^. 115 and amendments; Rev. Ord. 1925, Chaps. 2, 3 

and 31.] 
John Joseph Murphy, Soldiers' Relief Commissioner. Term ends May 1, 

1930. 
Frederick W. Watkeys, M.D., Deputy Commissioner. 
Timothy W. Kelly, Deputy Commissioner. 

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 

* The Commissioners serve without compensation. 



108 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

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 
Aldermen. 



STATISTICS DEPARTMENT. 
Office, 73 City Hall, seventh floor. 
[Rev. Ord. 1898, Chap. 37; Rev. Ord. 1914, Chap. 33; Ord. 1922, Chaps. 6 
and 9; Ord. 1923, Chap. 11.] 

OFFICIALS. 

James P. Balfe, Chairman. 
Edward F. O'Dowd, Secretary. 

TEUSTEBS.* 

Fredeeic W. Rugq. Term ends in 1930. 

Daniel F. O'Connell. Term ends in 1928. 

Robert Dtsart. Term ends in 1929. 

James P. Balfe. Term ends in 1931. 

Edward G. Graves. Term ends in 1932. 
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 pubhc importance, also to furnish statistical informa- 
tion to the City departments and to the public on request. 

The Municipal Register has been compiled and edited annually by 
the department since 1898. The new and more comprehensive work, 
Boston Yearbook, was issued for the first time in 1924. For the past 
fourteen years the annual City Council manual, "Organization of the 
City Government," has contained a large collection of the latest statistics 
contributed by the department. The same collection has also been 
separately issued in a more elaborate form mth title "Boston Statistics" 
and distributed widely. 

City Record. 

[Stat. 1909, Chap. 486, §§ 29, 30; Ord. 1922, Chap. 9.) 
In accordance with the amended City Charter of 1909, the official weekly 
pubhcation 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, while the business details are in charge of the Secretary of the 
Statistics Department who is Business Agent. 

* The Trustees other than the chairman serve without compensation. 



STREET LAYING-OUT DEPARTMENT. 109 



STREET LAYING-OUT DEPARTMENT. 

Main OflBce, 401 City HaU Annex, fourth floor. 
[Gen. Laws, Chaps. 79, 80, 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; Stat. 1923, 
Chap. 489; Ord. 1924, Chap. 7; Stat. 1925, Chaps. 323, 325, 333.] 

OFFICIALS. 

Thomas J. Hurley, Chairman. 
Joseph F. Sullivan, Secretary. 

BOARD OF STREET COMMISSIONERS. 

Thomas J. Hurley. Term ends in 1930. 
Charles T. Harding. Term ends in 1929. 
John J. O'Callaghan. Term ends in 1928. 

ENGINEERING DIVISION. 

William J. Sullivan, Chief Engineer. 
Arthur N. Colman, Assistant Chief Engineer. 

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 traflac, 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 pubhc 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. 



no MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

By the Amended City Charter of 1909 the jurisdiction previously 
exercised by the Board of Aldermen is vested in the Street Commissioners, 
vsdth the written approval of the Mayor, as to the naming of streets, as 
to trees in the streets, as to permits or hcenses 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 original license of SI. 00 for selling and keeping gasoline. Renewals of 
fees collected by Fire Department. 

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 negUgence after five days' notice. 

Fees for permits and each annual renewal thereof are fixed as follows: 

Illuminated signs SI 00 

Two-foot projecting signs (not illuminated) 50 

Other projecting signs (not illuminated) 25 

Lettering on awnings 25 

Lamps, unlettered 25 

Marquees, or awnings 1 00 

Lettering or signs on marquees 1 00 

Hoisting devices 1 00 

Clocks 1 eo 

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 1908, the Street Commissioners 
were authorized to make traffic rules. The latest revision of same to 
May 2, 1927, shows 114 one-way streets. The rules are enforced by 
the Police Commissioner, having in charge a traffic squad of 290 men. 



SUPPLY DEPARTMENT. 

Office, 801 City Hall Annex, eighth floor. 

[Ord. 1908, Chap. 6; Rev. Ord. 1914, Chap. 35; Ord. 1919, Chap. 6.] 

Herbert S. Frost, Superintendent. Term ends in 1930. 
Charles E. Thornton, Chief Clerk. 

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. 



VESSELS AND BALLAST DEPARTMENT. HI 

TRANSIT DEPARTMENT. 
OflBce, 1 Beacon street, seventh floor. 
[Spec. Stat. 1918, Chap. ISo; Ord. 1918, Chap. 3; Ord. 1922, Chap. 1; 
Stat. 1923, Chaps. 399, 405, 480; Stat. 1924, Chaps. 120, 403, 444; 
Stat. 1925, Chaps. 52, 193, 341.] 

commissioners. 
Thomas F. Sullivan. 
James B. Notes. 
Nathan A. Heller. 
Terms all end in 1928. 

OFFICIALS. 

Thomas F. Sullivan, Chairman. 
Andrew Adair, Acting Secretary. 
Ernest R. Springer, Chief Engineer. 

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; 
Ord. 1925, Chap. 2.] 

Frank L. Brier, City Treasurer. Term ends in 1930. 

Edward F. McAdams, Cashier and Acting Treasurer in the absence of the 

Treasurer. 
Walter W. Foley, Assistant Cashier. 

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.] 



112 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

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. 
OflBce, 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.] 

James A. Sweeney, Sealer. 

Walter L. Finigan, Chief Clerk. 

Deputy Sealers. — Charles E. Walsh, Louis Hertgen, Benjamin 
Lebowitz, Thomas A. Kelley, Fred A. Thissell, John A. Gargan, 
Chief Deputy, John J. Martin, William D. Fat, Martin J. Travers, 
Edward J. McManus, Francis A. Trayers and Lawrence J. 
Lewis. Philip F. Leonard, Mechanician. Robert E. Sexton, 
Coal Inspector. 

This department is in charge of the Sealer. 

The standards in use are supplied by the Commonwealth and a stand- 
ardization is made every five years by the Division of Standards, Com- 
monwealth of Massachusetts. The office was authorized by ordinance 
in 1890. Ways and means were devised for service of this character to the 
Town of Boston as early as 1800. Annual reports have been published 
beginning in 1864. By Chapter 382, Acts of 1909, all principal and 
assistant sealers are included within the classified civil service. 



Non-Executive Departments. 



114 



MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



VARIOUS CITY, COUNTY AND STATE 
OFFICERS. 



The following table shows the manner in which pubUc officers, other 
than 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 t are confirmed by the 
City Council: 



Officebo. 


How 
Created. 


Appointed or 
Elected. 


Term. 


Salary. 




By Whom. 


When. 


Begins. 


Length. 




Boston and Cambridge 
Bridges Commiss'n (two) . 


Statute 


Mayor. . . . 








None. 












Finance Commission (five). 


<f 


Governor a 


Annually 
one. 




5 yrs. . 


B 


Franklin Foundation 


u 


Supreme 
Court. 


D 






None. 


(twelve Managers). 








Licensing Board (three) . . . 


u 


Governor a 


Biennially 
one. 




6 « . 


$3,500 c 


Loan Assoc'n, Working- 
men's, one Director. 


u 


Mayor .... 


Annually. . 


3d Thu. 
in Apr. 


1 yr... 


None. 


Loan Comp'y, Chattel, 
one Director. 


u 


<( 


a 




1 " .. 


« 








Loan Comp'y, Collateral, 
one Director. 


u 


u 


u 


3d Wed. 
in Dec. 


1 « .. 


u 


Old South Assoc'n (three 
Managers). 


u 


City Coun- 
cU. 


u 


When 
elected. 


1 " .. 


a 



A With the advice and consent of the Exec. Council. 
B Chairman, $5,000; other members none, 
c Chairman, $500 additional. 
D As vacancies occur. 



VARIOUS OFFICERS. 



115 





How 
Created. 


Appointed ob 
Elected. 


Tebm. 


Salabt. 


















By Whom. 


When. 


Begins. 


Length. 




Medical Examiners (two).. 


Statute 


Governor * 






7 yrs.. 


$5,000 


u 


a 




1st Mon. 
in June 


5 « . 


8,000 










School Committee (five) . . 


u 


Elected.. . . 


City elec- 
tion 


1st Mon. 
tn Jan'y 


4 « . 


None. 


Undertakers 


u 
u 


Health 
Dept. 

Mayor .... 

« 


Annually 

(( 

u 


May 1 . . 

« 1.. 
" 1.. 


lyr.. 

1 " .. 

1 " . . 


(( 


Officers Paid by Fees :t 
Constables 


Fees. 


Fence-viewers t 


u 


Inspectors of hay and 
straw, lime, petroleum, 
etc. 


a 


u 


u 


" 1.. 


1 " .. 


u 


Gaugers of liquid meas- 
ures. 


u 


u 


u 


" 1. . 


1 " .. 


a 


Measurers of grain, up- 
per leather, wood and 
bark. 


u 


u 


a 


" 1.. 


1 " .. 


u 


Superintendents of hay 
scales. 


It 


u 


u 


« 1.. 


1 " . . 


u 


Weighers of boilers and 
heavy machinery, coal. 


u 


u 


u 


" 1.. 


1 " .. 


a 



* With the advice and consent of the Executive Cotmcil. 

t Confirmed by City Council. 

t Two inspectors in the Building Dept. act as Fence-viewers. 



116 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



VARIOUS CITY, COUNTY AND STATE 
OFFICERS, DEPARTMENTS, COMMIS- 
SIONS, COURTS, ETC. 



BOSTON AND CAMBRIDGE BRIDGES COMMISSION. 

Office, 602 City HaU 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; 
Stat. 1921, Chap. 497. 

James H. Sullivan, 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 PubUc Works. 

BRIDGES IN CHARGE OF THE COMMISSIONERS.* 

Anderson Bridge, from Brighton to Cambridge. 

Cambridge, from Boston to Cambridge. 

Cambridge street-River street, from Brighton to Cambridge. 

Prison Poict, from Charlestown to Cambridge. 

Western avenue, from Brighton to Cambridge. 



BOSTON FINANCE COMMISSION. 

Office, 11 Beacon Street. 

[Stat. 1909, Chap. 486, §§ 17-21; Stat. 1921, Chap. 81; Stat. 1923, Chap. 
489; Stat. 1924, Chap. 369; Stat. 1925, Chap. 333.] 

* All of the bridges named in this list are over navigable waters. 



COUNTY OF SUFFOLK. 117 



OFFICIALS. 

Charles L. Caer, Chairman. 

Gut C. Emerson, Consulting Engineer. 

John C. L. Dowling, Counsel and Acting Secretary. 

COMMISSIONERS. 

Charles L. Caer. Term ends in 1930. 
William J. Drew. Term ends in 1929. 
Joseph A. Sheehan. Term ends in 1928. 
Courtenat Guild. Term ends in 1932. 
John F. Moors. Term ends in 1931. 

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 Coimcil, 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, biU or claim referred to it by them. 



COUNTY OF SUFFOLK. 
County Commissioners for the County of Suffolk. — • The Mayor and City 
Council of Boston. 

County Auditor. — Rupert S. Carven. 
County Treasurer. — Frank L. Brier. 

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; Stat. 1923, Chaps. 398, 

485.] 
District Attorney.— William J. Foley. Elected by the people in 1926 

for term of four years ending January, 1931. 
Assistant. — Frederick M. J. Sheenan. 
Assistant. — William H. McDonnell. 



118 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Assistant. — Daniel J. Lyne. 
Assistant. — Daniel J. Gillen. 
Assistant. — Frederick T. Doyle. 
Assistant. — William M. Caddis. 
Assistant. — Robert E. McGuire. 
Assistant. — William I. Schell. 
Assistant. — William J. Sullivan. 
Assistant.— William J. McDonough. 
Assistant. — Joseph A. Scolponeti. 

LAND COURT. 

Room 408, Court House. 
Judge. — • Charles Thornton Davis. Appointed by the Governor. 
Associate Judge. — Joseph J. Corbett. Appointed by the Governor. 
Associate Judge. — Clarence C. Smith. Appointed by the Governor. 
Recorder. — Charles A. Southworth. Appointed by the Governor for 
term of five years ending in 1928. 

INDEX COMMISSIONERS. 

Commissioners. — Samuel T. Harris, term ends in 1929. Ralph W. E. 
Hopper, term ends in 1930. Edward W. Bancroft, term ends in 1928. 
CZerfc.— William J. Kurth. 

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. 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. Appointed by the Register. 
Second Assistant Register. — John W. Johnson. Appointed 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 9, 1926. 

Term ends in January, 1933. As Jailer he receives additional com- 
pensation. 

Deputy Sheriffs for Service of Writs. — Daniel A. Whelton (Special Sheriff), 
Henry G. Gallagher, Richard F. Sweeney, Edmund P. Kelly, John J. 
Casey, James P. Kehher, Thomas J. Wilson, Thomas F. Donovan. 
Paid by fees. 



COURT OFFICERS, ETC. 119 

Deputy Sheriffs for Court Duty. — William J. Leonard, Chief Deputy Sheriff, 
Peter McCann, William A. McDevitt, Richard J. Murray, Oscar L. 
Strout, Willard W. Hibbard, Andrew J. Crotty, Frank C. Pierce, Jere- 
miah J. McCarthy, John A. Finley, John F. Glynn, Thomas F. Lally. 
All debts and expenses of the County of Suffolk are borne by the City of 

Boston, unless otherwise specified. 

COURT OFFICERS AND ASSISTANTS. 

OflSoes in Court Hoiise, Pemberton square, except as otherwise specified. 
SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT. 

Chief Justice. — Arthur P. Rugg. 

Associate Justices. — ■ Henry K. Braley, John C. Crosby, Edward P. Pierce, 

James B. Carroll, Wilham C. Wait, George A. Sanderson. 
Clerk for the Commonwealth. — Walter F. Frederick. Appointed by the 

Court. 
Clerk for the County of Suffolk. — John F. Cronin. Elected by the people 

in 1922. Term ends in January, 1929. 
Assistant Clerks. — ■ John H. Flynn, Joseph Riley. 
Reporter of Decisions. — Ethelbert V. Grabill. Appointed by Governor. 

SUPERIOR COURT FOR CIVIL BUSINESS. 

Chief Justice. — Walter P. Hall. 

Associate Justices. — ■ Robert F. Raymond, Marcus Morton, FrankUn T. 
Hammond, Joseph F. Quinn, John D. McLaughlin, Alonzo R. Weed, 
Hugh A. Dubuque, Patrick M. Keating, Frederick W. Fosdick, 
Richard W. Irwin, Christopher T. Callahan, James H. Sisk, PhiUp 
J. O'Connell, Webster Thayer, Louis S. Cox, Nelson P. Brown, 
EUas B. Bishop, George A. Flynn, Henry T. Lummus, William A. 
Burns, Stanley E. Qua, Joseph Walsh, Frederick J. Macleod, Win- 
fred H. Whiting, Edward T. Broadhurst, Frederic B. Greenhalge, 
Charles H. Donahue, David A. Lourie, Wilfred D. Gray, David F. 
Dillon, Harold P. WilUams. 

Clerk. — 'Francis A. Campbell. Elected by the people in 1922. Term 
ends in January, 1929. 

Assistant Clerk in Equity. — • James F. McDermott. 

Assistant Clerks. — ■ John L. MacCubbin, First Assistant, George E. Kimball, 
Flourence J. Mahoney, Charles J. Hart, Francis P. Ewing, Frank 
H. Hallett, Michael E. Leen, Albert E. MacDonald, D. Pulsifer 
Colville, George A. Scheele, Francis P. Murphy, Clesson S. Curtice, 
Michael F. Hart, James F. McDermott. 

SUPERIOR COURT FOR CRIMINAL BUSINESS. 

Clerk. — John P. Manning. Elected by the people in 1922. Term ends 

in January, 1929. 
Assistant Clerks. — John R. Campbell, Julian Seriack, John P. Manning, 

Jr., and Walter A. Murray 



120 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



COURT OP 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. 
Judge. — -WiUiam M. Prest. 
Register. — • Arthur W. Sullivan. 
First Assistant Register. — • John R. Nichols. 
Second Assistant Register. — ■ Clara L. Power. 
Third Assistant Register. — Frederick J. Finnegan. 

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.] 
Chief Justice. — Wilfred Bolster. 
Associate Justices. — James P. Parmenter, William Sullivan, Michael J. 

Murray, John Duff, Michael J. Creed, Thomas H. Dowd, Joseph T. 

Zottoli, James H. Devlin. 

All judges appointed by the Governor, subject to confirmation by the 
Executive Coxmcil. 

Special Justices. — John A. Bennett, Abraham K. Cohen, John G. Brackett, 
Joseph A. Sheehan. 

Terms of the Court. 

For Civil Business. — Every Saturday at 9 A. M., for trial of civil 
causes not exceeding $5,000. 
Clerk. — William F. Donovan. Appomted by the Governor. 

Assistant Clerks. — Warren C. Travis, Volney D. Caldwell, Arthur W. 

Ashenden, James T. Tobin, Louis B. Torrey, Frederick J. Dillon, 

Joseph L. Pierce, George F. Devine. 
Fob 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. Appointed by the Governor. 
Assistant Clerks. — Harvey B. Hudson, Charles T. Willock, James G. 

Milward, George A. Savage, Paul W. Carey, James F. Hardy, Edward 

A. Chalmers, George W. Herman. Appointed by the Clerk of the 

Court with the approval of the Justices. 



COURT OFFICERS, ETC. 121 



MUNICIPAL COURT, BRIGHTON DISTRICT. 

Cambridge street, comer of Henshaw street. 
Justice. — Thomas H. Connelly. 

Special Justices. — Robert W. Frost and Harry C. Fab3-an. 
Clerk. — Daniel F. Cunningham. Appointed by the Governor. 

MUNICIPAL COURT, CHARLESTOWN DISTRICT. 

New Municipal Building, City square. 
Justice. — Charles S. Sullivan. 

Special Justices. — WiUis W. Stover and Joseph E. Donovan. 
Clerk. — Mark E. Smith. Appointed by the Governor. 
Assistant Clerk. — James J. MuUen, Jr. 
Second Assistant Clerk. — George E. Irving. 

MUNICIPAL COURT, DORCHESTER DISTRICT. 

Adams street, comer of Arcadia street. 
Justice. — Joseph R. Churchill. 

Special Justices. — Michael H. Sullivan and William F. Merritt. 
Clerk. — Alpheus Sanford. Appointed by the Governor. 
Assistant Clerk. — Frederick E. Simmons. 

EAST BOSTON DISTRICT COURT. 

Court House, corner of Meridian and Paris streets, East Boston. 

Justice. — Joseph H. Barnes. 

Special Justices. — Charles J. Brown and Patrick J. Lane. 

Clerk. — John S. C. Nicholls. Appointed by the Governor 

Assistant Clerk. — Emanuel Olsen. 

Second Assistant Clerk. — Grace M. Dalton. 

MUNICIPAL COURT, ROXBURT DISTRICT. 

Court House, Roxbury street. 
Justice. — Albert F. Hayden. 

Special Justices. — Joseph N, Palmer and Timothy J. Ahern. 
Clerk. — Maurice J. O'Connell. Appointed by the Governor. 
First Assistant Clerk. — Fred E. Cruff. 
Second Assistant Clerk. — Henry F. Ryder. 
Third Assistant Clerk. — Charles A. Moore. 

MUNICIPAL COURT, SOUTH BOSTON DISTRICT. 

New Municipal Building, East Broadway. 

Justice. — Edward L. Logan. 

Special Justices. — Josiah S. Dean, WiUiam J. Day. 
Clerk. — Adrian B. Smith, Appointed by the Governor. 
Assistant Clerk. — Harry W. Park. 



122 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

MUNICIPAL COURT, WEST ROXBURY DISTRICT, INCL. HYDE PARK. 

Court House (new), Morton street. Forest Hills. 
Justice. — John Perrins. 

Special Justices. — J. Albert Brackett, Bert E. Holland. 
Clerk. — George B. Stebbins. Appointed by the Governor. 
Assistant Clerk. — Sidney T. Knott. 
Second Assistant Clerk. — Caroline M. Adams. 

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.] 

Justice. — Frederick P. Cabot. 

Special Justices. — Frank Leveroni, Philip Rubenstein. 

Clerk.— Charles W. M. Williams. 
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 

Oflfenders," 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 oflSeers, 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. 

Medical Director. — C. Edouard Sandoz, M. D. 

Assistant Medical Director. — Margaret C. Welsh, M. D. 

Probation Officers. — Francis A. Dudley, Albert J. Fowle, Francis A. 
McCarthy, Frank E. Hawkes, James H. Knight, Eugene J. Callanan, 
Edward F. Coughlin, Frank L. Warren, William J. Joyce, Edward J. 
Bromberg, John P. Bogan, Jr., George J. McDonnell, Thomas G. 
Davis, Thomas F. Teehan, Oswald J. McCourt, Mary L. Brinn, 
EUzabeth A. Lee, Margaret H. Markham, Alfretta P. McClure, 
Theresa C. Dowling, Ethel Wood, Annie M. Kennedy, Ahce D, 
Keating, Eleanor F. Holland, Bessie G. Kaufman, John F. Mulvey, 
Joseph W. Crockwell. 



MEDICAL EXAMINER FOR SUFFOLK COUNTY. 123 

Juvenile Court. — John B. O'Hare, Walter C. Bell, Edward J. O'Mara, 
May A. Burke, Hans Weiss. 

BRANCH MUNICIPAL COURTS AND EAST BOSTON DISTRICT COURT. 

Brighton. — Edward J. Drnmmond. Charlestown. — James D. Coady, 
Mrs. Ellena M. Foley, William E. Carney. Dorchester. — Reginald H. 
Mair, Scott H. Rose. East Boston. — Dennis J. Kelleher, Frederick L. 
O'Brien. Roxbury. — Joseph H. Keen, Ulysses G. Varney, Edward A- 
Fallon (for children), Matthew M. Leary, John L. Letzing, Thomas Grieve, 
Kathryn Q. Quealey. South Boston. — ■ Clayton H. Farmelee, Ellen 
McGurty, James F. Gleason. West Roxbury. — Frank B. Skelton, Thomas 
H. Staples (for children). 

SUPERIOR COURT. 

Chief Probation Officer. — Henry C. McKenna. 

John J. Barter, Joseph A. McManus, Arthur R. Towle, Wilham A. 
Maloney, Edward A. Grifhn, James E. Donovan, Harry Keenan, Alice 
M. Power, Ellen L. Cunniff, Mary A. Robinson, Mary F. McManus, 
Ralph L. Countie, Alice P. Meyers. 



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 jvmction 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 
1931. 

Associate Medical Examiners. — William H. Watters, M. D., 109 Mt. 
Vernon street, for Southern District. Term ends in 1931. William 
J. Brickley, M. D., 496 Commonwealth avenue, for Northern Dis- 
trict. Term ends in 1927. 

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. 



124 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

FRANKLIN FOUNDATION. 

[Slat. 1905, Chap. 488; Stat. 1908, Chap. 569; Stat. 1926, Chap. 40; 
C. C, Chap. 48, § 5.] 

MEMBERS OF THE CORPORATION AND MANAGERS OF THE 
FRANKLIN FUND. 

Nathan Matthews, President. 

■ — , Vice President, 

Rev. C. E. Park, Secretary. 
Everett Morss, Treasurer. 

MANAGERS.* 

Malcolm E, Nichols, Mayor of Boston, ex officio.* 
Rev. Charles E. Park (Congregational minister) ex officio. 
Rev. William H. Dewart (Episcopalian minister), ex officio. 
Rev. Donald C. MacGuire (Presbyterian minister), ex officio. 
Nathan Matthews, David A. Ellis, Louis K. Rourke, Charles R. 

Gow, Everett Morss, J. Frank O'Hare. 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, a board of twelve citizens being named therein as Managers 
of the Franklin Fund and having the standing of a City department with 
the object of maintaining the Franklin Union as an independent industrial 
school for adults. 

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 Episcopahan, 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 Pubhc Works which may be judged of most general utihty 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. 

* The Managers serve without compensation. 



LICENSING BOARD. 125 

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 (i§f of the fund) was paid to the City Treasurer, for "the 
purchase of land and the erection thereon of the Fran klin Trades School 
and for the equipment of the same." Owing to a series of compUcations 
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, 
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 pubUc 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 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 dupUcate. Only the 
annual income from this fund is used. 

On January 31, 1907, the amount of the "accimiulated" fund available 
for expenditure by the ManagM-s was $438,741.89, and in that year the 
Franklin Union Building was erected at the corner of Appleton and Berk- 
eley streets. It was opened for the use of Franklin Union in September, 
1908. This is maintained partly by tuition fees, rents, etc., $102,265 
total in year 1926, including the income from the above mentioned Frank- 
lin Fund {i. e., the Andrew Carnegie Donation), which fund amounted to 
$460,879 on January 31, 1927. The building contains 24 classrooms, 
6 draughting rooms, and 9 shops and laboratories, where 1,987 adult 
students received instruction at evening sessions and 49 in day courses 
during the year 1926. 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, containing about 16,000 square feet, 
was purchased in 1906 for $100,000, a 20-year loan being issued to co\er 
same. 

The Franklin Fund will become available in 1991. 



LICENSING BOARD. 
Ofl&ce, 1 Beacon Street, Eighth Floor. 
Acts 1906, Chap. 291; 1907, Chap. 214; 1909, Chaps. 221, 387, 423; 
Special Acts 1915, Chap. 313; 1917, Chap. 145; 1918, Chap. 259; 
General Laws, Chap. 136, 138 & 140; Acts 1920, Chap. 47; Acts 
1921, Chap. 59; 1922, Chaps. 392 & 485; 1925, Chap. 284; 1926, 
Chap's. 299 & 395; 1927, Chap. 326. 



126 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



OFFICIALS. 

David T. Montague, Chairman. 
Louis Epple, Secretary. 

THE BOARD. 

David T. Montague. Term ends in 1932. 
Mary E. Driscoll. Term ends in 1930. 
Arthut? J. Selfridge. Term ends in 1928. 

The Licensing Board for the City of Boston was established in 1906, 
chapter 291. It consists of three members appointed by the governor, 
with the advice and consent of the council. They must be citizens of 
Boston who have resided in Boston for at least two years preceding the 
date of their appointment. The two principal parties must be repre- 
sented and the term of the members is fixed at six years after the first 
appointment which was for six, four and 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, innholders, common victuallers, billiard and pool tables, sippio 
tables, bowling alleys, intelligence offices, picnic groves and skating rinks. 

The fee fixed by the statute on all but liquor licenses, common victuallers 
and innholders is not less than $2 for each license. Sec. 202, Chap. 140, 
General Laws. Liquor license fees are fixed by Sec. 19, Chap. 138, Gen- 
eral Laws. Innholders and common victuallers fees are fixed at not 
more than $5 for each license. Sec. 2, Chap. 140, General Laws. 

In 1909, Chap. 423, the board was given the right to issue licenses to 
"Sunday dealers in ice cream, confectionery, soda water and fruit," the 
fee for such licenses not to exceed $5. 

In 1918, Chap. 259, the board was granted the right to issue licenses 
to lodging houses. No fee was to be charged. In 1921, Chap. 59, a fee 
of not more than $2 was allowed if established by the city council. The 
council established the fee at $2 in 1922. 

In 1920, Chap. 47, the legislature transferred the issuing of Ucenses for 
roller skating, carrousels, inclined railways, ferris wheels and outdoor 
exhibitions of fire fighting to this board. Now Chap. 140, General Laws, 
Sec. 186. The fee not to be less than $2 for each license. Sec. 202. 

In 1922, Chap. 392, the board was given the right to license "retail 
vendors of Soft Drinks." The fee for such license was not to exceed $1. 

In 1922, Chap. 485 the "firearm" law was amended giving the licen- 
sing of vendors of firearms to this board. The law relates to the renting, 
selling or leasing of firearms and the word firearms includes a pistol, 
revolver, or other weapon from which a shot or bullet can be discharged 
and of which the length of barrel not including any revolving, detachable 
or magazine breach does not exceed twelve inches. It does not include 
antique firearms incapable of use, nor to sales of firearms at wholesale. 
The fee for such license to be fixed by the board. 



CONSTABLES. 127 

In 1926, Chap. 299 the board was given the right to grant entertainment 
licenses in places where such entertainment was carried on in conjunction 
with sale for cash of food or drink. No fee was to be charged to common 
victuallers and innholders carrying on such entertainment, but a fee of $5 
could be charged to persons selling drinks who carried on an entertainment. 
-Entertainments consist of dancing, music, cabaret, or amusements. 



CONSTABLES. 
As OF May 1, 1927. 
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 IjIsts.) 

Connected with Official Positions, and to Serve Without Bonds. — • 
Philip J. Brennan, William W. K. Campbell, John D. Carmody, John 
M. Casey, John B. Cassidy, Martin F. Cavanagh, Lloyd H. Chase, 
John F. Coffey, Andrew B. DeCourcy, Thomas Farrell, Joseph Fucillo, 
Daniel F. Hines, Joseph W. Hobbs, William A. Kelley, Lawrence J. 
Kelly, Edward J. Leary, John McLoughlin, Emery D. Morgan, Ernest 
C. Nickerson, Timothy F. Regan, Charles H. Reinhart, Edward M. 
Richardson, Frank B. Skelton, Thomas H. Staples, John J. Sullivan, 
Rudolph F. Watson. 

With Animal Rescue League.— Julian Codman, Archibald McDonald, 
Henry C. Merwin, Frank J. SuUivan. 

With Massachusetts S. P. C. T. A.— Harry L. Allen. 

Authorized to Serve Civil Process upon Filing Bonds.— Juhus Ansel, 
Ralph J. Banks, Carleton N. Baker, Daniel J. Barry, Ernest M. Bellows, 
David Belson, Joseph W. Bennett, Aleck Berg, Carl Birger Berg, Morris 
Berkman, Theodore R. Bernson, Jacob Berman, George W. Bloomberg, 
George A. Borofski, John H. Brady, Thomas A. Brannelly, John M. 
Brennan, Thomas F. Brett, Charles B. Broad, George W. Brooker, 
James L. Brooks, Warren A. Brown, John J. Buckley, I^ouis Budd, 
Henry P. Burns, Sherman H. Calderwood, Atlante Campagna, Eugene 
F. Canney, Thomas Cannizzaro, James A. Canton, Daniel B. Carmody, 
Thomas C. Carr, William S. Casey, Matthew W. Chait, Morris Chalfin, 
Hyman Charney, Nathaniel M. Clark, William K. Coburn, William F. 
Cogan, Louis Cohen, Denis J. Collins, William A. CoUupy, Arthur E. 
Connor, William S. Cooper, Albert A. Cosby, Charles Cunio, James T. 
Curran, James B. Gushing, Joseph P. Cutter, August P. D'Arcy, William 
Davis, Barney Delucca, Crescenzo Desimone, Paul V. Dicicco, Saverio 
Didonato, Thomas J. Donnellon, Joseph F. Downey, John E. Downing, 
George G. Drew, Charles W. Duran, Louis Ebb, Frank R. Farrell, 
Thomas Fee, Michael J. Field, Daniel G. Finnerty, Thomas Freedman, 
Harris Friedberg, William L. Frost, Gerald W. Garten, Paul R. Gast, 
George L. Gilbert, James W. Gilmore, Maurice J. Ghck, Reny Goduti, 



128 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Louis Goldberg, Samuel Goldkrand, Samuel Goldmeer, Samuel Gold- 
smith, Joseph M. Goode, Edmund C. Grady, John S. Grady, Joseph 
Granara, Sears H. Grant, Salvatore Grassa, George W. Green, Harry 
Greenbaum, WilUam C. Gregory, Joseph Guttentag, Joseph S. Halbert, 
Charles F. Hale, St. Clair E. Hale, John F. Halligan, James P. Hayes, 
John D. Hayes, John H. Howard, Jacob Isgur, Walter Isidor, Charles 
H. Jackson, Walter E. Jackson, Max Jacobs, David Kaplan, James 
Kaplan, David Keller, Francis E. Kelly, Joseph F. Kelly, William H. 
Kenney, Hugh F. Kiernan, Thomas J. KilUan, Thomas H. King, Thomas 
E. Kittredge, William H. Kivlan, Clarence H. Knowlton, Bronis Kon- 
trim, Mark H. Krafsur, Abraham Krinsky, William J. Lally, William J. 
Lally, John F. Laundry, Martin J. Leggett, Barnet Levenbaum, John J. 
Levy, Antonio Longarini, Joseph G. Luke, William J. Macdonald, 
Calvin E. A. MacKenzie, Salvatore Maffei, Bernard H. Magee, John D. 
Maguire, Samuel Manelstam, John C. McCloskey, William E. Mcllvane, 
Anthony D. McMann, John A. McMeniman, Edward J. McTiernan, 
John B. Mikalauskas, WiUiam P. Miles, John J. Miller, Patrick J. 
Monahan, John J. Moriarty, Andrew W. Murphy, Edward F. Murphy, 
Joseph M. Mm-phy, Elmer S. Nyman, Michael W. Ober, Daniel W- 
O'Brien, James E. O'Brien, WiUiam F. O'Connell, James F. A. O'Donnell, 
Michael O'Donnell, George F. Oliver, Joseph J. O'Mara, John A. 
Packard, Corrado Palladino, Jefferson H. Parker, Frank J. Penney, 
PhiUip S. PhiUips, Leland C. Pierce, Howard W. Pinn, George M. 
Potter, Benjamin F. Powell, James A. Quinn, George A. Ramacorti, 
Robert Reid, Davis Reinherz, Bartholomew F. Roach, Maurice Rosen- 
berg, James P. Rosenfield, Joseph H. Ryan, Philip Saklad, Herbert D. 
Sawyer, Robert E. Scott, Benjamin Schnetzer, Barnet Serkin, Samuel 
Shain, Frank Shaw, Sidney J. Sheinfeld, Joseph P. Silsby, Abraham 
Singer, Edward F. Slager, Henry J. D. Small, George C. Souther, 
Arthur J. Sullivan, Jerome Suvalle, Bernard A. Swansey, Benjamin J. 
Tackeff, Walter R. Tarbett, Joseph H. Tirrell, Francis J. Tobin, Joseph 
Todisco, Joseph M. Torr, Jeremiah A. Twomey, Aber Uckerman, 
Roman J. Vasil, Sidney A. Vinton, Adolph Vogel, Arthur W. Wade, 
John J. Walsh, Albert V. Walton, Charles F. Weinberg, Abraham I. 
Weiss, John F. Welch, Richard W. Whipple, Thomas F. Womboldt, 
Hugh Wyllie, Maurice Zeeman. 



OLD SOUTH ASSOCIATION IN BOSTON. 

[Stat. 1877, Chap. 222, §§ 1, 2.] 

The Mayor, ex officio, Councilors Heney Parkmak, Jr., and Michael 
J. Mahoney, 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. 



POLICE DEPARTMENT. 129 

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 meetiag in Decem- 
ber, one appointed by the Governor and one by the Mayor. 

Petek 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, 154 Berkeley Street. 
[Stat. 1878, Chap. 244; Stat. 1885, Chap. 323; Stat. 1895, Chap. 449, 
§ 26; Stat. 1906, Chap. 291; Stat. 1907, Chaps. 387, 513, 560; Stat. 
1908, Chaps. 480, 519; C. C, Stat. 1909, Chaps. 221, 311, 538; Stat. 
1911, Chap. 287; Stat. 1913, Chaps. 236, 263, 592; Gen. Stat. 1915, 
Chap. 91; Gen. Stat. 1916, Chap. 87; Gen. Stat. 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, Chap. 521, § 31; Stat. 
1923, Chaps. 30, 242, 289; Stat. 1924, Chapter 311, sect. 2; Chap's. 
371; 410. Stat. 1925, Chap's. 284; 331. Stat. 1926, Chap's. 108; 
247; 379, sect. 1; Chap. 395. Stat. 1927, Chap's. 30; 163; 157: 326. 

Herbert A. Wilson, Police Commissioner. 

John H. Merrick, Secretary. 

Captain Joseph Harriman, Chief Clerk. 

executive staff. 
Michael H. Crowley, Superintendent of Police. 
Thomas C. Evan's, Deputy Superintendent. 
Forrest F. Hall, Deputy Superintendent. 



130 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Thomas F. Goode, Deputy Superintendent. 
Captain George C. Garland, Special Service. 
Captain William W. Livingston, Inspector of Divisions. 
Captain Charles W. Searles, Property Clerk. 
Captain George W. Patterson, Vice Squad. 
Sergeant Robert Caverly, Narcotic Squad. 

Captain ■ ■ — , Inspector of Claims. 

Captain John W. Pyne, Superintendent's Clerk. 
Captain Louis E. Lutz, Drill Master. 

Lieutenant , Inspector of Carriages. 

Sergeant Thomas S. J. Kavanagh, Assistant Drill Master. 
Frank A. Richardson, Director of Signal Service. 

BUREAU OP CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION. 

AiNSLEY C. Armstrong, Chief Inspector. 

GusTAP Gustafson, Captain. 

William J. Rooney, Lieutenant-Inspector. 

James F. Concannon, Edward T. Conway, James A. Dennessy, Timothy 
F. Donovan, John A. Dorsey, George J. Farrell, Stephen J. 
Flaherty, Thomas F. Gleavy, Francis P. Haggerty, Daniel 
W. Hart, John W. Kilday, Joseph F. Louqhlin, John F. Mc- 
Carthy, Michael J. Morrissey, Thomas F. Mulrey, Henry M. 
Pierce, 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. Detective Sergeants. Owen 
Farley, William A. Sayward, Timothy J. Sheehan, Elkanah 
W. D. Le Blanc, William R. Connolly, Michael A. Kelley. 

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 Divisions, in each of which 
is a station house, the headquarters of a captain and force of men. For 
trafl&c purposes, the City is also divided into two traffic divisions, a north- 
ern and a southern, 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 force, and they receive pay in accord- 
ance 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 Hsting of voters, now includes 
all women 20 years of age and over, in addition to the men . 

On June 1, 1927, the pohce force numbered 2,288 members, including 
30 captains, 25 lieutenant-inspectors, 42 lieutenants, 6 detective-sergeants, 
159 sergeants, 2,016 patrolmen, and 5 patrolwomen, of which 288 were 
detailed for traffic control. 

There were 18 men in the signal service, whose director has charge of 
515 signal boxes. 



POLICE DEPARTMENT. 131 

Salaries: Captains, S3,500 per annum; lieut.-inspectors and lieutenants, 
$2,500; detective sergeants and sergeants, $2,300; patrolmen, $1,600 
1st year and $100 increase each year until $2,000 (maximiun) is reached. 
Uniform and equipment are free. 

POLICE STATIONS. 

First Division, Hanover street. Arthur B. McConneU, Captain. 

Second Division, 229 Milk street. Perley S. SkiUings, 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 streeta, South Boston. Daniel G. 

Murphy, Captain. 
Seventh Division, corner Emmons and Paris streets, East Boston. Archi- 
bald F. Campbell, Captain. 
Eighth Division (including the islands in the harbor and the harbor 

service), 521 Commercial street. Ross A. Perry, Captain and Harbor 

Master. Lieutenant Frederic J. Swendeman, Sergeants Ibri W. H. 

Curtis, WiUiam H. Rymes, Lawrence H. Dunn, Hugh F. Marston, 

Charles Carlson, and Timothy F. Kellard, Assistant Harbor Masters. 
Ninth Division, Mt. 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. Bradley C. 

Mason, Captain. Sub-station, Franklin Park, Pierpont road. 
Fourteenth Division, Washington street, junction Cambridge street, 

Brighton. John M. Anderson, Captain. 
Fifteenth Division, New Municipal Building, City Square, Charlestown. 

Michael J. Goff, Captain. 
Sixteenth Division, Boylston street, near Hereford street. Perley C. 

Kneeland, Captain. 
Seventeenth Division, Centre street, corner Hastings street. West Roxbury. 

James P. Smith, Captain. 
Eighteenth Division, 1249 Hyde Park avenue, Hyde Park. Robert E. 

Grant, Captain. 
Nineteenth Division, 870 Morton street, Dorchester. James J. Walking, 

Captain. 
Twentieth Division (Traffic), 229 Milk street. Bernard J. Hoppe, 

Captain. 
Twenty-first Division (Traffic), Boston Arena Building, 262 St. 

Botolph street. James Laffey, Captain. 



132 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

House of Detention. [Stat. 1887, Chap. 234.] First floor of Court 
House, Somerset street. Mary Kenney, Chief Matron. Genevieve 
Barretta, Assistant Chief Matron. 

City Prison. First floor of Court House, Somerset street. Lieutenant 
Edward H. Mullen, Keeper of the Lock-up. Lieut. James J. Hoj'^, 
Assistant Keeper. Sergeants Charles F. Bannister, Denis J. Casey, 
Dennis F. Desmond, 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, 738; 
Gen. Stat. 1915, Chaps. 78, 81, 90, and Spec. Stat. Chaps. 18S, 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; Stat. 1923, Chaps. 284, 381, 460, 488; Stat. 1924, Chaps. 380, 
479; Stat. 1925, Chaps. 309, 327; Stat. 1926, Chaps. 153, 314.] 

school eOMMITTEE. 

Edward M. Sullivan. Term ends January, 1930. 
Jennie Loitman Barron. Term ends January, 1930. 
Frederick L. Bogan, M. D. Term ends January, 1928. 
William G. O'Hare. Term ends January, 1928. 
Francis C. Gray. Term ends January, 1928. 

officials. 
Frederick L. Bogan, M. D., Chairman. 
Jennie Loitman Barron, Treasurer. 
Jeremiah E. Burke, Superintendent. 
Ellen M. Cronin, Secretary. 
Alexander M. Sullivan, Business Manager. 
Mark B. Mulvey, Schoolhouse Custodian. 

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. Michael J. Downey. 



DEPARTMENT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 133 

The School Committee consists of five members. 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 January following their 
election. At each biennial municipal election as many person 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 four 
years. Vacancies are filled for the unexpired term at the next municipal 
election. 

The School Committee meets regularly on the first and third Mondays 
of each month, except during July and August and the first week in 
September. 

OFFICE HOURS OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 

Frederick L. Bogan, M. D. OflBce hour at Administration Building, 
15 Beacon Street, by appointment. 

Jennie Loitman Barron. Office hour at Administration Building, 15 

Beacon Street, Mondays, 3.30 to 4.30 P. M. 
William G. O'Hare. Office hour at Administration Building, 15 Beacon 

Street, Thursdays, 4.30 to 5.30 P. M. 
Francis C. Gray. Office hour at Administration Building, 15 Beacon 

Street, Mondays, 3.30 to 4.30 P. M. 
Edward M. Sullivan. Office hour at Administration Building, 15 

Beacon Street, Fridays, 4 to 5 P. M. 

office hours of superintendent of schools. 
Jeremiah E. Burke. Office hours at Administration Building, 15 Beacon 
Street, 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 

Street, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4 to 5 P. M. 
Mary C. Mellyn. Office hours at Administration Building, 15 Beacon 

Street, Mondays and Thursdays, 4 to 5 P. M. 
John C. Brodhead. Office hours at Administration Building, 15 Beacon 

Street, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4 to 5 P. M. 
Arthur L. Gould. Office hours at Administration Building, 15 Beacon 

Street, Mondays and Wednesdays, 4 to 5 P. M. 
William B. Snow. Office hours at Administration Building, 15 Beacon 

Street, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4 to 5 P. M. 
Michael J. Downey. Office hours at Administration Building, 15 Beacon 

Street, Mondays and Wednesdays, 4 to 5 P. M. 



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THE TEACHERS COLLEGE OF THE CITY OF BOSTON, LATIN AND DAY HIGH 

SCHOOLS (17). 

Teachers College, Public Latin, Girls' Latin, Brighton High, Charlestown 
High, Dorchester High (Girls), Dorchester High (Boys), East Boston 
High, Enghsh High (Boys), Girls' High, High School of Commerce 
(Boys), High School of Practical Arts (Girls), Hyde Park High, Jamaica 
Plain High, Mechanic Arts High, Memorial High (Girls), South Boston 
High. 

Clerical School. — Boston Clerical School. 

Trade Schools. — Boston Trade School, Trade School for Girls. 

continuation school, day intermediate school DISTRICTS, SCHOOL 
DISTRICTS "WITH INTERMEDIATE CLASSES, AND DAY ELEMENTARY 
school DISTRICTS (81). 

East Boston.^ Chapman, Donald McKay Intermediate,* Emerson, 
Blackinton-John Cheverus,t Joseph H. Barnes Intermediate,* Samuel 
Adams, Theodore Lyman, Ulysses S. Grant. 

Charlestown.— Harvard-Frothingam,t Prescott,t Warren-Bunker Hill. f 

North and West Ends. — Bowdoin, Ehot, Hancock, Michelangelo 
Intermediate,* Washington Intermediate,* Wells, Wendell Phillips. 

City Proper. — Abraham Lincoln,* Horace Mann, Prince,t Quincy.f 

South End.— D wight, t Everett, f Franklin, f Rice.f 

South Boston. — Bigelow,* Frederic W. Lincoln,! Gaston,* John A. 
Andrew,t Lawrence,t Norcross,* Oliver Hazard Perry,t Shurtlefl,* 
Thomas N. Hart.f 

RoxBURY.— Dearborn,! Dillaway,t Dudley,! Henry L. Higginson, Hugh 
O'Brien,! Hyde,! Jefferson-Comins,! Julia Ward Howe, Lewis Inter- 
mediate,* Martin,! Sherwin,! Theodore Roosevelt Intermediate,* 
William Lloyd Garrison. 

Brighton. — Bennett,* Thomas Gardner,! Washington Allston.* 

Jamaica Plain. — Agassiz,! Bowditch,! Francis Parkman,! Lowell.! 

RosLiNDALE.— Charles Sumner, Longfellow, Washington Irving.* 

West Roxbury. — Robert Gould Shaw.* 

Dorchester. — Christopher Gibson,! Edmund P. Tileston,! Edward 
Everett,! Emily A. Fifield, Frank V. Thompson Intermediate,* Gilbert 
Stuart,! Grover Cleveland Intermediate,* Henry L. Pierce,* John 
Marshall, John Winthrop,* Mary Hemenway,* Mather,! Minot,! 
Oliver Wendell Holmes Intermediate,* Phillips Brooks,! Robert Treat 
Paine, Roger Wolcott, Wilham E. Endicott, WiUiam E. Russell.! 

Hyde Park. — Elihu Greenwood,! Henry Grew.! 

INDUSTRIAL AND SPECIAL SCHOOLS. 

Industrial Schools. — Boston Trade School (day) with evening classes 
also; Trade School for Girls (day), with extension classes also; Con- 
tinuation Schools (day) for employed boys and girls. 

* Intermediate Schools. ! Intermediate Classes. 



DEPARTMENT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 135 

Clerical School. — For special training in Stenography, Bookkeeping, 

Typewritiag, English, ofl&ce practice and penmanship. 
DisciPLmARY 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. 

Educational Investigation and Measurement. Arthur W. Kallom, 

Assistant Director. 
Evening Schools. Joseph F. Gould, Director. 
Examinations. Joel Hatheway, Chief Examiner. 
Extended Use of Public Schools (t. e.. School Centers). James T. 

Mulroy, Director. 
Household Science and Arts. Josephine Morris, Director. 
Kindergartens. Caroline D. Abom, Director. 
Licensed Minors. Timothy F. Regan, Supervisor. 
Manual Arts. C. Edward Newell, Director. Edward C. Emerson, 

Associate Director. 
Modern Foreign Languages. Marie A. Solano, Director. 
Music. John A. O'Shea, Diredor. 
Penmanship. Bertha A. Connor, Director. 
Physical Education. Nathaniel J. Young, Director. Frederick J. 

O'Brien, Associate Director. 
Practice and Training of Teachers. Katherine L. King, Director. 
Salesmanship. Edward J. Rowse, Commercial Co-ordinator. 
School Hygiene. John A. Ceconi, M. D., Director. 
Special Schools and Classes. Ada M. Fitts, Director. 
Vocational Guid.'VNce . Susan J. Ginn, Director. 
Chief Attendance Officer. Joseph W. Hobbs. 

Administrative Offices. 

Administration Building, 15 Beacon St. Headquarters of all officials. 

At Continuation School, Common St., education and emploj^ment 
certificates are issued daily (except Saturdays), from 8.30 A. M. to 3 P. M., 
and on Saturdays from 9 A. M. to 1 P. M., but during July, August and 
September to 12 noon. Physical examination of appUcants for employ- 
ment 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, August and September 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. There are 31 officers besides the 



136 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

chief and they may be seen from 9 to 9.30 A. M., on the days that the 
schools are in session at the principal schoolhouse in the district served. 

SCHOOL PHYSICIANS AND SCHOOL 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. 
For all schools and districts there is one Director of School Hygiene in 
charge of six supervising school physicians, 56 school physicians, one 
medical supervisor of nutrition classes and one sanitary inspector. ' 

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 eighty elementary and inter- 
mediate school districts there is one supervising nurse in charge of three 
assistant supervising nurses and 56 school nurses. 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION. 

In 1907 the School Committee were authorized to provide for the 
extension of physical education and recreation of pupils, including proper 
apparatus and facilities in the buildings, yards and playgroimds under their 
control. 

The sum available for this branch of education is 15 cents on each 
$1,000 of the City's assessed valuation, the appropriation for 1926 being 
$267,141.81. 

There are now a director, an associate director, an assistant director and 
30 instructors of physical education, 8 instructors in military drill, 2 
armorers, 1 supervisor-in-charge of playgrounds, 6 playgroimd supervisors, 
also 250 playground teachers, the latter having charge of games, gymnas- 
tics, etc., in the 45 schoolyard playgrounds and 65 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 
arrangement the School Committee is reimbursed by the State to the 
extent of one half the net maintenance cost of such industrial schools 
estabhshed 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 schools thus maintained are the 
Boston Trade School (for Boys), day and evening classes. Trade School 
for Girls, day and extension classes. Compulsory Continuation School, 
High School of Practical Arts, also co-operative courses in Charlestown, 
Dorchester, East Boston, Brighton, Hyde Park, and Jamaica Plain High, 
and practical arts courses in the evening elementary schools. 

For the agricultural course in the Jamaica Plain High School, the School 
Committee is reimbursed to the extent of three-fourths of the cost of 
instruction. 



DEPARTMENT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 137 



MANUAL ARTS. 

The Training School for Teachers of Mechanic Arts, located in the . 
Parkman Schoolhouse, Broadway, South Boston, is conducted under the 
direction of the Department of Manual Arts. 

There are seven co-operative courses in high schools, as follows: Brighton 
(auto mechanics), Charlestown (electricity), Dorchester (woodwork), 
East Boston (machine shop practice), Hyde Park (machine shop practice), 
Jamaica Plain (agriculture), and South Boston (sheet metal). 

There are 143 shops in elementary and intermediate schools, in which 
the following-named subjects are taught: Auto mechanics, bookbinding, 
electricity, interior decoration, machine shop practice, mechanical drawing 
(temporary), printing, sheet metal, woodwork, and diversified subjects. 

HOUSEHOLD SCIENCE AND ARTS. 

There are ten high schools offering courses in household science and 
arts, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Girls' 
High, Jamaica Plain, Memorial, also South Boston and High School of 
Practical Arts, and 69 rooms in elementary and intermediate schools 
equipped for instruction in cookery, 66 sewing rooms, 7 millinery rooms 
and 11 home suites. 

A director, two assistant directors, 69 teachers of cookery and 117 
teachers of sewing also 9 teachers of millinery are assigned to the Depart- 
ment of Household Science and Arts. 

EVENING HIGH, ELEMENTARY AJSiD TRADE SCHOOLS. 

There are ten evening high schools. Central (English High Schoolhouse), 
Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Girls', Hyde Park, 
Mechanic Arts, Roxbury and South Boston. 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 and Mechanic Arts High are commercial schools. 

There are twenty-five evening elementary schools, including nine branch 
schools of same in session on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings. 

Evening trade classes are conducted in the Boston Trade School and 
three branch schools held in the Brighton, East Boston and Hyde Park 
High schoolhouses. 

DAY SCHOOL FOR IMMIGRANTS. 

There are twenty-one schools for immigrants where instruction in the 
English language is provided, classes being conducted daily (except 
Saturday) for two hours in the forenoon and the same in the afternoon. 

DAY PRACTICAL ARTS CLASSES. 

There are eleven schools where instruction in practical arts (dressmaking, 
home decoration and millinery) is provided to persons over sixteen years 
of age, classes being conducted for two hours on either two mornings or 
afternoons each week. 



138 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

SUMMER REVIEW AND VACATION SCHOOLS. 

These supplementary schools, one high, two intermediate, and ten 
elementary, for pupils who have been retarded in their studies, were 
started in 1914. The term is forty days, and the nimiber of pupils in 
1927 was 7,503. There are also five vacation schools. The term is 
forty days, and the number of pupils in 1927 was 8,278. 

CONTINUATION SCHOOL (dAY). 

Classes for Boys' Division, with 25 instructors, are held in the Brimmer 
School on Common St. and the Way Street School; for Girls' Division, 
with 20 instructors, at 868 Washington street and the Pierpont School. 

All children 14 to 16 years of age employed under an employment cer- 
tificate are compelled by law to attend the school four hoiu-s per week. 

trSE 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 
twelve School Centers, each having a manager and largely attended on 
three evenings and one or two afternoons a week. More than 70 school 
binldings are also used by Non-School Center groups. 

The School Committee may annually appropriate for this purpose a 
sum equal to four cents on each $1,000 of the City's assessed valuation, 
which in 1926 will amount to $71,237.82. In addition, the income from 
rents of school buildings is available. Besides the renting of school 
halls for club meetings, entertainments, etc., basements and other accom- 
modations in schoolhouses are used by the Election Department as polhng 
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 amoimts 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 $657,838.92 on January 1, 1926, and 309 retired teachers 
were receiving pensions therefrom. 

The Boston Teachers' Retirement Fund Association, started in 1900, 
is paying $120 per year to 301 annuitants, the total amount of its fund 
on October 1, 1926, being $929,670.23. At that date 3,699 teachers 
were each contributing $18 per year to this fund. 



CITY ORDINANCES. 139 



ORDINANCES ENACTED BY THE 
CITY COUNCIL. 



REVISED ORDINANCES OF 1925. 



14th Revision (Latest). 

In pursuance of a vote of the City Council on July 27, 1925, the work 
of revising and consolidating the City Ordinances was undertaken by the 
Assistant City Clerk. On December 21, 1925, a draft of the completed 
revision up to date was submitted to the Committee on Ordinances, who 
arranged to have printed an appendix thereto showing the disposition of 
the Revised Ordinances of 1924 and subsequent ordinances, also where the 
same have been repealed or rendered obsolete by statute. 

On December 28, 1925, the City Council, by unanimous vote, enacted 
the Revised Ordinances of 1925 * consisting of 40 chapters. 

Since the adoption of the Revised Ordinances of 1925 up to the time of 
issuing this volume, the following ordinances have been enacted by the 
City Council: 



ORDINANCES OF 1926. 



CHAPTER 1. 
Concerning Bonds op the City Collector and the City Treasurer. 
Chapter three of the Revised Ordinances of 1925 is hereby amended in 
section three, by striking out in the clause establishing the bond of the city 
collector the words ''seventy-five thousand dollars" and inserting in place 
thereof the words "one hundred and fifty thousand dollars"; and by 
striking out in the clause establishing the bond of the city treasurer the 
words "one hundred and fifty thousand dollars" and inserting in place 
thereof the words "three hundred thousand dollars." 

[Approved October IS, 1926. 



CHAPTER 2. 

Concerning Meal Periods of Members op the Fire Department. 

Section three of chapter fifteen of the Revised Ordinances of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-five is hereby amended by adding at the end of said 
section the following: — and provided further that each member of the 

* Copies may be obtained at ofiice of City Messenger, 55 City Hall, 50 
cents each. 



140 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

fire department wliile on a twenty-four hour tour of duty may be allowed 
one meal period of one and one quarter hours while on such tour of duty — 
so that section three as amended shall read: 

Section 3. 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 alter- 
nating 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 four of this 
ordinance, and provided further that each member of the fire department 
while on a twenty-four hour tour of duty may be allowed one meal period 
of one and one quarter hours while on such tour of duty. 

[Approved October 13, 1926. 



CHAPTER 3. 

Concerning the Conservation Bureau. 

Section 1. The conservation bureau created pursuant to section five, 
chapter eighteen, of the revised ordinances of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-five is hereby abolished. 

Sect. 2. The health commissioner shall establish in addition to the 
other divisions of the health department a conservation division for the 
purpose of conserving life and promoting public health. The scope and 
character of the work to be done by the conservation division shall be the 
study of conditions and problems of cancer and contagious diseases. 
Temporary and permanent employees necessary to carry on the work of 
the conservation division shall be appointed and their compensation 
fixed in the same manner as other employees of the health department 
and their compensation and other expenses of the conservation division 
paid from appropriations available for the purpose in the same manner as 
other expenses of the health department. 

[Approved October 26, 1926. 



CHAPTER 4. 
Concerning the Treasury Department. 
The treasurer may appoint an assistant cashier who shall furnish a 
bond in the penal sum of ten thousand dollars to the treasurer as obligee, 
with sureties satisfactory to the mayor, for the faithful performance of his 
duties and for the safe custody of money and other property entrusted 
to him. The assistant cashier may in addition to such other duties as 
the treasurer may require him to perform sign, in the name and behalf 
of the treasurer, if countersigned by said assistant cashier, all checks 
which may be required for the payment of the pay rolls of the school 

committee. 

[Approved October 26, 1926. 



CITY ORDINANCES. 141 

ORDINANCES OF 1927. 

CHAPTER 1. 

Concerning the Boston Sanatorium Department. 

Section 1. The powers and duties of the trustees of the Boston 
Sanatorium department exercised and performed in connection with the 
buildings and work carried on in the Mattapan district are hereby trans- 
ferred to the trustees of the hospital department who, in addition to their 
other powers and duties, shall hereafter exercise said powers and perform 
said duties. 

Sect. 2. All other powers and duties of the trustees of the Boston 
Sanatorium department and more especially those powers and duties in 
connection with the out-patient division are hereby transferred to the 
health commissioner who, in addition to his other powers and duties, shall 
hereafter exercise and perform said powers and duties. 

Sect. 3. The offices of the trustees of the Boston Sanatorium depart- 
ment are hereby abolished. [Approved March SI, 1927. 

CHAPTER 2. 

Concerning the Salary of the Building Commissioner. 
Section five of chapter three of the Revised Ordinances of 1925 is hereby 
amended in the clause estabhshing the salary of the building commissioner 
by striking out the words "six thousand" and inserting in place thereof 
the words "seventy-five hundred." [Approved April 1 , 1927. 



CHAPTER 3. 

Concerning the Salary of the Budget Commissioner. 
Section five of chapter three of the Revised Ordinances of 1925 is hereby 
amended in the clause establishing the salary of the budget commissioner 
by striking out the words "six thousand" and inserting in place thereof 
the words "sixty-five hundred." [Approved May 24, 1927. 



CHAPTER 4. 

Concerning the Salary of the Superintendent of Supplies. 

Section five of chapter three of the Revised Ordinances of 1925 is 

hereby amended in the clause establishing the salary of the superintendent 

of supplies by striking out the words "six thousand" and inserting in 

place thereof the words ' ' seventy-five hundred." 

[Approved July 12, 1927. 



CHAPTER 5. 

Concerning the Salaries of the Schooi,house Commissioners. 
Section five of chapter three of the Revised Ordinances of 1925, is 
hereby amended in the clause establishing the salary of the schoolhouse 



142 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

commissioners by striking out the words "the chairman five thousand 
dollars, and the two other commissioners each four thousand dollars" 
and inserting in place thereof the words ' 'the chairman seventy-five hun- 
dred dollars, and the two other commissioners each five thousand dollars." 

[Approved July 12, 1927. 



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; Stat. 1923, Chap. 462.] 

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 
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. 

DisTBiCT A. The boundaries estabhshed 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. 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 fine 
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 2), 
thence extend southerly through Alford st. to SuUivan sq., thence 
southeasterly through Bunker Hill and Medford sts. to Chelsea st. 
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 fine and the Charles 
river to Charlestown Bridge, thence along the harbor line and the Mystic 
river to the point of beginning. 



REGULATION OF BUILDING HEIGHTS. 143 

In the City proper the boundaries begin at the intersection of the City 
line with the Charles river dam (Ward 3), 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 16), 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 
same and Farragut rd. extended across the reserved channel, thence along 
the harbor line of South Boston to Northern Avenue Bridge, thence west- 
erly 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 



144 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

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. 

The limitation as to size of roof-houses was revoked by Chap. 174, Acts 
of 1922, and the requirements concerning such were left to the discretion 
of the Building Commissioner. 

In 1923, by Chap. 462, sec. 11, a maximum building height of 155 
feet (instead of 125 feet as before) was permitted for buildings in District A. 



PUBLIC CELEBRATIONS BUREAU. 
George H. Johnson, Director of Public Celebrations. 
Office, 25 City HaU. 
The Bureau of Public Celebrations was organized in 1912, for the pur- 
pose of observing, under the direction of his Honor the Mayor, the cele- 
bration of historical events, the observance of patriotic hohdays and other 
public occasions, in a manner calculated to produce constructive results. 



COMMITTEE FOR AMERICANISM. 
Herbert E. Ellis, Director. 
Office, 305 City Hall Annex. 
The Biireau of the Committee for Americanism was created to incul- 
cate the spirit of active and alert Americanism throughout the City of 
Boston and combat the circulation of malicious propaganda. 

The service of the Bureau has aided in the construction of a well at- 
tended policy of American ideals and for fostering better community 
conditions. 

Since the formation of the Bureau for Americanism, a vast number of 
aliens have received instruction in matters of naturalization and future 
citizenship and literature of an informative nature has been widely dis- 
tributed. 



COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL AND PUBLICITY BUREAU. 145 

RENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE. 

E. F. Condon, Secretary. 

Herbeet E. Ellis, Chief Adjuster. 

Office, 305 City Hall Annex. 

The Rent and Housing Committee was appointed by his Honor the 

Mayor, March 25, 1920. The purpose of the Committee has been to 

carefully study the difficulties arising between tenants and landlords and 

to endeavor to effect settlements of the most delicate social and economic 

problems provided in hundreds of rented homes. 



GEORGE ROBERT WHITE FUND. 

George E. Phelan, Manager. 

Office, 45 City Hall. 

The late George Robert White, who died in Boston, January 27, 1922, 
left the residue of his estate to the City of Boston to be held as a per- 
manent charitable trust fund, "the net income only to be used for creating 
works of public utility and beauty, for the use and enjoyment of the 
inhabitants of the City of Boston." 

The control and management of the fund is in the hands of a board of 
five trustees, consisting of the Mayor as Chairman, the President of the 
City Council, the City Auditor, the President of the Boston Chamber of 
Commerce and the President of the Bar Association of the City of Boston. 

Health Units have been provided at Baldwin Place and North Margin 
Street in the North End, and at Paris and Emmons Streets, East Boston, 
and at Dorchester and West Fourth Streets, South Boston, in the hope of 
being able by proper instruction, to better the living and health conditions 
of the communities in the congested districts. 



COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL AND PUBLICITY BUREAU. 
George H. Johnson, Director. 
James A. Parsons, Assistant Director. 
Office, 25 City Hall. 
The Commercial, Industrial and Publicity Bureau was organized by the 
Mayor early in 1921. The purpose of the Bureau is to foster and stimu- 
late the creation of new industries in Boston, under the direction of 
the Mayor, to co-operate with commercial and trade organizations for 
this purpose, and to provide for suitable pubhc statements relative to 
successful business accomphshments in Boston from time to time. 



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OF THE 

Twenty-Two Wards 

AS FIXED IN 1924. 



1^0 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



Ward Boundaries. 

[According to the Redivision of 1924.] 



Acting under the authority of Chapter 410, Acts of 1924, a special 
commission of eleven members of the State Legislature, all citizens of 
Boston, l-edivided the territory of the City, estabUshing on Dec. 30, 1924, 
the boundaries of 22 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 imless 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. 

Where the phrase "side" or "side-line" is used with reference to a 
bridge, street, railroad location or the like, it shall be intended to include 
any adjacent piers, stages or other auxiliary structures, yards, or the like, 
causing jogs or irregularities in such lines. 

The words "shore line" or "shore line of Boston," or the like, shall, 
unless otherwise clearly appearing, mean the line beyond which building 
or wharfing-out may for the time being be legally forbidden when such 
line has been or shall hereafter be established, and otherwise extreme low 
water mark; or if on a stream from which the sea does not ebb then the 
thread of the stream or any boundary line in such stream between Boston 
and other municipahty. 

All portions of the City of Boston lying outside the shore Hne as herein- 
above defined, and including all the islands in Boston Harbor within the 
limits of the City of Boston, are included in Ward One unless expressly 
included in the description of some other ward. 

When streets or ways adopted as boundaries are private ways the loca- 
tion intended shall be taken to be the actual location on the last day of 
the year 1924. 

WARD ONE. 

(east boston.) 
Beginning at the intersection of the shore line of Boston in Chelsea 
creek with the westerly side of Meridian Street Bridge; thence by said 
westerly side of Meridian Street Bridge to its intersection with the bound- 
ary Hne in Chelsea creek, between Boston and Chelsea; thence by said 
boundary line between Boston and Chelsea, and by the boundary line 
between Boston and Revere in said Chelsea creek and in Belle Isle inlet, 



WARD BOUNDARIES. 151 

and by the boundary line in Belle Isle inlet between Boston and Winthrop 
to its intersection with the southerly side of Saratoga Street Bridge; 
thence by the southerly side of Saratoga Street Bridge to its intersection 
with the shore line on the easterly and southerly sides of that part of East 
Boston called Breed's Island and thence continuing by said shore line on 
Boston Harbor, Charles river and Mystic river to the point of beginning. 

WARD TWO. 

(CHARLESTOWN.) 

Beginning at the intersection of the shore line on the northwesterly side 
of Charles river with the northeasterly side of Washington street North; 
thence by said side of Washington street North to its intersection with 
the middle Une of Charles river; thence by said middle line to its inter- 
section with the middle hne of Miller's river; thence by said middle line 
of Miller's river to its intersection with the boundary line between Boston 
and Cambridge at the point where said boundary line turns an acute 
angle; thence by said boundary line and by the boundary line between 
Boston and SomervUle to its intersection with the boundary line in Mystic 
river between Boston and Everett; thence by the last mentioned boundary 
line (making an irregular jog which includes the site of the old Charlestown 
Almshouse and so returning to the middle Une of Mystic river), and by the 
boundary hne between Boston and Chelsea to its intersection with the 
southeasterly side of Chelsea Bridge; thence by the southeasterly side of 
Chelsea Bridge to its intersection with the shore line ; thence by said shore 
line to the point of beginning. 

WARD THREE. 

(boston proper.) 
Beginning at the intersection of Irving street and Cambridge street; 
thence through Cambridge street and Cambridge Bridge to its intersection 
with the boundary hne in Charles river between Boston and Cambridge; 
thence by said boimdary Une to the point where it turns an acute angle at 
the middle of MiUer's river; thence by the middle line of MUler's river to 
the middle line of Charles river; thence by the middle line of Charles river 
to its intersection with the northeasterly side of Washington street North; 
thence by said northeasterly side of Washington street North to its inter- 
section with the shore line of Boston on the southeasterly side of Charles 
river; thence by said shore line to its intersection with the northeasterly 
side of Northern Avenue Bridge; thence by said side of said bridge to its 
intersection with the shore line on the southeasterly side of Fort Point 
channel; thence by said shore line to its intersection with Broadway 
Bridge; thence through said bridge and through Broadway to Lehigh 
street; thence through Lehigh street to Albany street; thence through 
Albany street to Union Park street; thence through Union Park street to 
Washington street; thence through Washington street to Pelham street; 
thence through Pelham street to Shawmut avenue; thence through Shaw- 



152 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

mut avenue to Upton street; thence through Upton street to Tremont 
street; thence through Tremont street to Dover street; thence through 
Dover street to Shawmut avenue; thence through Shawmut avenue to 
Tremont street; thence through Tremont street to Park street; thence 
through Park street to Beacon street; thence through Beacon street to 
Bowdoin street; thence through Bowdoin street to Derne street; thence 
through Derne street and through Myrtle street to Irving street; thence 
through Irving street to the point of beginning. 

WARD FOUR. 

(back bay south, and FENWAY.) 

Beginning at the intersection of Boylston street and Berkeley street; 
thence through Berkeley street to Columbus avenue; thence through 
Columbus avenue to Clarendon street; thence through Clarendon street 
to Tremont street; thence through Tremont street to West Springfield 
street; thence through West Springfield street and through Wellington 
street to the location of the Providence Division of the New York, New 
Haven & Hartford Railroad; thence through said location to Ward street; 
thence through Ward street to Huntington avenue; thence through Hunt- 
ington avenue to Francis street; thence through Francis street to Brookline 
avenue; thence through Brookline avenue southerly to the middle hne of 
Muddy river in the Riverway, said middle line being the boundary line 
between Boston and Brookline; thence by said boundary line to its inter- 
section with the northeasterly side line of St. Mary's street extended; 
thence by the middle line of Muddy river across Brookline avenue near 
the end of Boylston street, through the Back Bay Fens, to its intersec- 
tion with Boylston street near Charlesgate East and Charlesgate West; 
thence through Boylston street to the point of beginning. 

WARD FIVE. 
(back bay.) 
Beginning at the intersection of Cambridge street and Irving street; 
thence through Irving street to Myrtle street; thence through Myrtle 
street and through Derne street to Bowdoin street; thence through Bow- 
doin 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 Dover 
street; thence through Dover street to Tremont street; thence through 
Tremont street to Clarendon street; thence through Clarendon street to 
Columbus avenue; thence through Columbus avenue to Berkeley street; 
thence through Berkeley street to Boylston street; thence through Boylston 
street to the middle line of Muddy river in the Back Bay Fens near Charles- 
gate East and Charlesgate West; thence by said line, through the Back 
Bay Fens, to its intersection with the middle line of Kilmarnock street 
extended; thence by said middle Une extended and through Ealmarnock 
street to Brookline avenue; thence through Brookline avenue to the 



WARD BOUNDARIES. 153 

location of the Boston & Albany Railroad; thence through said location, 
folio-wing its northerly branch, to its intersection with the middle line of 
Blandfoid street extended; thence by said extended middle line and through 
Blandford street to Commonwealth avenue; thence through Common- 
wealth avenue to Granby street; thence through Granby street and the 
middle line thereof extended to its intersection with the boundary line in 
Charles river between Boston and Cambridge; thence by said boundary 
line to its intersection with Cambridge Bridge; thence through said bridge 
and through Cambridge street to the point of beginning. 

WARD SIX. 

(south boston north.) 
Beginning at the intersection of Broadway Bridge and the shore hne 
on the southeasterly side of Fort Point channel; thence by said shore hue 
on said channel and on Boston Harbor, and including Castle Island, to 
its intersection with the middle line of Farragut road extended; thence by 
said extended line to its intersection with the middle line of East Seventh 
street extended; thence by said extended hne (crossing the Strandway 
diagonally) and through East Seventh street to L street; thence through 
L street to East Sixth street; thence through East Sixth street to H street; 
thence through H street to East Fourth street; thence through East Fourth 
street and through West Fourth street to 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 through Dorchester avenue to the 
location of the Midland Division of the New York, New Haven & Hartford 
Railroad; thence through said location to the shore hne on the easterly 
side of South Bay; thence by said shore line on South Bay and on Fort 
Point channel to the point of beginning. 

WARD SEVEN. 
(south boston south.) 
Beginning at the intersection of F street and West Fourth street; thence 
through West Fourth street and through East Fourth street to H street; 
thence through H street to East Sixth street; thence through East Sixth 
street to L street; thence through L street to East Seventh street; thence 
through East Seventh street and the middle line thereof extended (cross- 
ing the Strandway diagonalljO to the middle line of Farragut road ex- 
tended; thence by said extended line of Farragut road to the shore line 
on Boston Harbor; thence by said shore line on Boston Harbor, and on 
"Old Harbor" so called, to a point near the southeasterly limits of Col- 
umbus Park where said shore line, running nearly north and south, turns a 
slightly obtuse angle and runs nearly easterlj^; thence by a straight Hne 
in a nearly southwesterly direction to the intersection of Columbia road 
with the location of the Plymouth Division of the New York, New Haven 
& Hartford Railroad; thence through Columbia road to Dorchester avenue; 



154 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

thence through Dorchester avenue to Edison Green (northerly fork); 
thence through said northerly fork of Edison Green to Pond street; thence 
through Pond street to the middle line of Pleasant street extended into 
TowTi Meeting square; thence through said square in said extended line 
to the middle line of East Cottage street extended into said square; thence 
by said extended middle line and through East Cottage street to Chase 
street; thence through Chase street to Willis street; thence through Willis 
street to Sumner street ; thence through Sumner street to Stoughton street ; 
thence through Stoughton street, through Columbia square and through 
Dudley street, to the location of the Midland Division of the New York, 
New Haven & Hartford Railroad; thence through said location to Dor- 
chester avenue; thence through Dorchester avenue to Old Colony avenue; 
thence through Old Colony avenue to D street; thence through D street 
to West Eighth street; thence through West Eighth street to F street; 
thence through F street to the point of beginning. 

WARD EIGHT. 
(south end and roxbuet north.) 
Beginning at the intersection of Washington street and Union Park 
street; thence through Union Park street to Albany street; thence through 
Albany street to Lehigh street; thence through Lehigh street to Broad- 
way; thence through Broadway and Broadway Bridge to its intersection 
with the shore line on the southeasterly side of Fort Point channel; thence 
by said shore line on the southeasterly side of Fort Point channel and on 
the easterly side of South Bay to the point where said line makes an 
obtuse angle nearly opposite Randolph street; thence by an extension of 
said line continuing its course previous to making said angle across the 
easterly side of South Bay, in a direct line till it intersects the location of 
the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad; thence through said 
location, following the Midland Division thereof, to its intersection with 
Dudley street; thence through Dudley street to West Cottage street; 
thence through West Cottage street to Blue HiU avenue; thence through 
Blue Hill avenue to Mor eland street; thence through Moreland street to 
Fairland street; thence through Fairland street to Winthrop street; thence 
through Winthrop street to Greenville street; thence through Greenville 
street to Dudley street; thence through Dudley street to Warren street; 
thence through Warren street to Washington street; thence through 
Washington street to the point of beginning. 

WARD NINE. 
(eoxbury centre.) 
Beginning at the intersection of Pelham street and Washington street; 
thence through Washington street to Warren street; thence through Warren 
street to Dudley street; thence through Dudley street to Washington 
street; thence through Washington street to Circuit street; thence through 
Circuit street to Regent street; thence through Regent street to Dale 



WARD BOUNDARIES. 155 

street; thence through Dale street to Washington street; thence through 
Washington street to Oakland street; thence through Oakland street to 
Thornton street; thence through Thornton street to Cedar street; thence 
through Cedar street to Lambert avenue; thence through Lambert avenue 
to Dorr street; thence through Dorr street to Highland street; thence 
through Highland street to Linwood street; thence through Linwood 
street to Centre street; thence through Centre street to Gardner street; 
thence through Gardner street to Roxbury street; thence through Rox- 
bury street to Columbus avenue; thence through Columbus avenue to 
Tremont street; thence through Tremont street to Parker street; thence 
through Parker street to Ward street; thence through Ward street to its 
intersection with the location of the Providence Division of the New 
York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad; thence through said location to 
its intersection •nath the middle hne of Wellington street extended ; thence 
by said extended line and through Welhngton street, across Columbus 
avenue and through West Springfield street, to Tremont street; thence 
through Tremont street to Upton street; thence through Upton street to 
Shawmut avenue; thence through Shawmut avenue to Pelham street; 
thence through Pelham street to the point of beginning. 

WARD TEN. 
(roxbury west.) 
Beginning at the intersection of the boundary line between Boston and 
Brookline, and Brookline avenue; thence through Brookline avenue to 
Francis street; thence through Francis street to Huntington avenue; 
thence through Huntington avenue to Ward street; thence through Ward 
street to Parker street; thence through Parker street to Tremont street; 
thence through Tremont street to the location of the Providence Division 
of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad; thence through said 
location to Atherton street; thence through Atherton street and through 
Mozart street to Chestnut avenue; thence through Chestnut avenue to 
Forbes street ; thence through Forbes street to Centre street ; thence through 
Centre street to 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 hne to the point of 
beginning. 

WARD ELEVEN. 

(ROXBtTRY SOUTH, ALSO FOREST HILLS.) 

Beginning at the intersection of the location of the Providence Division 
of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad and Tremont street; 
thence through Tremont street to Columbus avenue; thence through 
Columbus avenue to Roxbury street; thence through Roxbury street to 
Gardner street; thence through Gardner street to Centre street; thence 
through Centre street to Linwood street; thence through Linwood street 
to Highland street; thence through Highland street to Dorr street; thence 
through Dorr street to Lambert avenue; thence through Lambert avenue 



156 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

to Cedar street; thence through Cedar street to Thornton street; thence 
through Thornton street to Oakland street; thence through Oakland 
street to Washington street; thence through Washington street to Dale 
street; thence through Dale street to Bainbridge street; thence through 
Bainbridge street to Kingsbury street; thence through Kingsbury street 
to Kensington street; thence through Kensington street to Elmore street; 
thence through Elmore street to Walnut avenue; thence through Walnut 
avenue to Sigourney street; thence through Sigourney street to its inter- 
section with a northwesterly running boundary line of Frankhn Park, a 
little southwest of Robeson street; thence by said boundary line of Frank- 
lin Park, on several courses as the same is legally estabhshed and crossing 
Glen road, to the intersection of said line with Forest Hills street; thence 
through Forest Hills street to Morton road; thence through Morton road 
to Morton street; thence through Morton street to Forest Hills avenue in 
Forest Hills Cemetery; thence through Forest Hills avenue to Union ter- 
race in said cemetery; thence through Union terrace to its intersection 
with the northwesterly boundary line of Forest HUls Cemetery; thence by 
said line on several courses as the same is legally estabhshed to Weld Hill 
street; thence through Weld Hill street to Hyde Park avenue; thence 
through Hyde Park avenue to Washington street; thence through Wash- 
ington street to Asticou road; thence through Asticou road to St. Ann 
street; thence through St. Ann street across South street to the Arborway; 
thence through the Arborway to Custer street; thence through Custer 
street to South street; thence through South street to Carolina avenue; 
thence through Carolina avenue, and through Williams street to its inter- 
section mth the location of the Providence Division of the New York, 
New Haven & Hartford Railroad; thence through said location to the point 
of beginning. 

WARD TWELVE. 
(eoxbury east.) 
Beginning at the intersection of Washington street and Dudley street; 
thence through Dudley street to Green vUle street; thence through Green- 
ville street to Winthrop street; thence through Winthrop street to Fair- 
land street; thence through Fairland street to Moreland street; thence 
through Moreland street to Blue Hill avenue; thence through Blue Hill 
avenue to Canterbm-y street; thence through Canterbury street to Morton 
street; thence through Morton street to Morton road; thence through 
Morton road to Forest Hills street; thence through Forest HUls street to 
its first intersection with a boundary line of Frankhn Park extended which 
runs about east and west about midway between WiUiams street and 
Glen road; thence by said boundary line of Franklin Park by several 
courses as the same is legally established, in a general northeasterly direc- 
tion, and crossing Glen road, to its intersection with Sigourney street; 
thence through Sigourney street to Walnut avenue; thence through Walnut 
avenue to Elmore street; thence through Elmore street to Kensington 
street; thence through Kensington street to Kingsbury street; thence 



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through Kingsbury street to Bainbridge street; thence through Bainbridge 
street to Dale street; thence through Dale street to Regent street; thence 
through Regent street to Circuit street; thence through Circuit street to 
Washington street; thence through Washington street to the point of 
beginning. 

WARD THIRTEEN. 

(DORCHESTER NORTH.) 

Beginning at the intersection of Fayston street and Blue Hill avenue; 
through Blue Hill avenue to West Cottage street; thence through West 
Cottage street to Dudley street; thence through Dudley street, across 
Columbia road and through Stoughton street to Sumner stieet; thence 
through Sumner street to Wilhs street; thence through WiUis street to 
Chase street; thence through Chase street to East Cottage street; thence 
through East Cottage street to Pleasant street; thence through Pleasant 
street and its middle Une extended into Town Meeting square to Pond 
street; thence through Pond street to Edison Green (northerly fork); 
thence through said northerly fork of Edison Green to Dorchester avenue; 
thence through Dorchester avenue to Columbia road; thence through 
Coliunbia road to its intersection with the location of the Plymouth Divi- 
sion of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad; thence by a 
direct line about northeasterly to the shore hne of Boston, on "Old Har- 
bor" so called, at a point where said hne, running nearly east and west, 
turns a shghtly obtuse angle near the southeasterly limits of Columbus 
Park and runs nearly north and south; thence by said shore Une on said 
"Old Harbor," on Boston Harbor and on Dorchester Bay, to a point 
where said line, running nearly north and south, makes a shghtly obtuse 
angle and runs nearly east, said angle being that nearest to the intersec- 
tion of Freeport street with the location of the Plymouth Division of the 
New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad ; thence from said angle by a 
direct line nearly southwesterly to the intersection of the location of said 
Plymouth Division of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad 
and Freeport street; thence through said location to Bay street; thence 
through Bay street to Maryland street; thence through Maryland street 
to Savin Hill avenue; thence through Savin Hill avenue to Pleasant 
street; thence through Pleasant street to Hancock street; thence through 
Hancock street to Bird street; thence through Bird street to Cedar place; 
thence through Cedar place to the location of the Midland Division of the 
New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad; thence through said loca- 
tion to Quincy street; thence through Quincy street to Mascoma street; 
thence through Mascoma street to Fayston street; thence through Fayston 
street to the point of beginning. 

WARD FOURTEEN. 

(DORCHESTER WEST.) 

Beginning at the intersection of Blue Hill avenue and Fayston street; 
thence through Fayston street to Mascoma street; thence through Mascoma 



158 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

street to Quincy street; thence through Quincy street to its intersection 
with the location of the Midland Division of the New York, New Haven 
& Hartford Railroad; thence through said location to its intersection with 
Wales place; thence through Wales place to Rock terrace; thence through 
Rock terrace to Olney street; thence through Olney street to Geneva 
avenue; thence through Geneva avenue to Bowdoin street; thence through 
Bowdoin street, across Washington street and through Harvard street to 
its intersection with the location of the Midland Division of the New York, 
New Haven & Hartford Railroad; thence through said location to its 
intersection with the middle line of Elizabeth street extended; thence by 
said extended line and through Elizabeth street to Norfolk street; thence 
through Norfolk street to Evelyn street; thence through Evelyn street to 
Blue Hill avenue; thence through Blue Hill avenue 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 the point of beginning. 

WARD FIFTEEN. 

(DORCHESTER NORTH CENTRAL.) 

Beginning at the intersection of the location of the Midland Division of 
the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad and Cedar place; thence 
through Cedar place to Bird street; thence through Bird street to Hancock 
street; thence through Hancock street to Pleasant street; thence through 
Pleasant street to Savin HiU avenue; thence through Savin Hill avenue 
to Maryland street; thence through Maryland street to Bay street; thence 
through Bay street to its intersection with the location of the Plymouth 
Division of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad; thence 
through said location (following the Shawmut Branch where said location 
forks near Harrison square) 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 Olney street; thence through Olney street to Rock terrace; thence 
through Rock terrace to Wales place; thence through Wales place to its 
intersection with the location of the Midland Division of the New York, 
New Haven & Hartford Railroad; thence through said location to the 
point of beginning. 

WARD SIXTEEN. 

(DORCHESTER SOUTH.) 

Beginning at the intersection of Talbot avenue and Lithgow street; 
thence through Lithgow street to Wainwright street; thence through 
Wainwright street to Centre street; thence through Centre street to Nixon 
street; thence through Nixon street to Mather street; thence through 
Mather street to Penhallow street; thence through Penhallow street to 
Melville avenue; thence through Melville avenue to Bourneside street; 



WARD BOUNDARIES. 159 

thence through Bourneside street to Centervale park; thence through 
Centervale park to Upland avenue; thence through Upland avenue to 
Park street; thence through Park street to its intersection with the loca- 
tion of the Shawmut Branch of the Plymouth Division of the New York, 
New Haven & Hartford Railroad; thence through said location and through 
the location of the main line of said division where said branch joins it 
near Harrison square, to its intersection with the middle line of Freeport 
street; thence in a direct hne nearly northeasterly to a slightly obtuse 
angle in the shore Hne of Boston on Dorchester Bay, being the nearest 
angle in said line ; thence by said shore hne on Dorchester Bay and in the 
Neponset river to its intersection with the northeasterly side of the loca- 
tion of the Pl5Tnouth Division of the New York, New Haven & Hartford 
Railroad; thence by said northeasterly side of said location to its inter- 
section with the boundary hne in the Neponset river between Boston and 
Quincy; thence by said boundary Hne in the Neponset river to its inter- 
section with Granite Bridge; thence through said bridge to its intersection 
with the location of the Milton Branch of the Plymouth Division of the 
New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad; thence through said loca- 
tion to its intersection with the middle line of Mellish road extended; 
thence by said extended line and through Mellish road to Adams street; 
thence through Adams street to its intersection wdth the southerly bound- 
ary line of Dorchester park extended, said Une running nearly northwest 
and southeast; thence by said boundary line of Dorchester park in several 
courses as the same is legally estabhshed, running in a general westerly 
direction to its intersection with Dorchester avenue; thence through Dor- 
chester avenue to Talbot avenue; thence through Talbot avenue to the 
point of beginning. 

WARD SEVENTEEN. 

(DORCHESTER CENTER.) 

Beginning at the intersection of the location of the Midland Division of 
the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad and Harvard street; 
thence through Harvard street across Washington street and through 
Bowdoin street to Claybourne street; thence through Claybourne street 
to Dakota street; thence through Dakota street to Geneva avenue; thence 
through Geneva avenue to the location of the Shawmut Branch of the 
New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad; thence through said loca- 
tion to Park street; thence through Park street to Upland avenue; thence 
through Upland avenue to Centervale park; thence through Centervale 
park to Bourneside street; thence through Bourneside street to Melville 
avenue; thence through Melville avenue to Penhallow street; thence 
through Penhallow street to Mather street; thence through Mather street 
to Nixon street; thence through Nixon street to Centre street; thence 
through Centre street to Wainwright street; thence through Wainwright 
street to Lithgow street; thence through Lithgow street to Talbot avenue; 
thence through Talbot avenue to Dorchester avenue; thence through Dor- 



160 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Chester avenue to its intersection with the southerly boundary Hne of 
Dorchester park near Bellows place and St. Gregory's court; thence by 
said line on several courses as the same is legally established, in a general 
easterly direction to Adams street; thence through Adams street to Mellish 
road; thence through Mellish road and by the middle hne of MeUish road 
extended to its intersection with the location of the MUton Branch of the 
New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad; thence through said loca- 
tion to its intersection with Granite Bridge; thence through said Granite 
Bridge to the boundary line in the Neponset river between Boston and 
Quincy; thence by said boundary hne and by the boundary line in Neponset 
river between Boston and Milton to its intersection with the middle line of 
Eagle Mill place extended; thence by said extended line and through 
Eagle Mill place to River street; thence through River street to Groveland 
street; thence through Groveland street and by its middle hne extended 
through Board of Survey street No. 511 to Morton street; thence through 
Morton street to its intersection with the location of the Midland Divi- 
sion of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad; thence through 
said location to the point of beginning. 

WARD EIGHTEEN. 

(HYDE PARK AND MATTAPAN.) 

Beginning at the intersection of Washington street and Poplar street, 
thence through Poplar street to Canterbury street; thence through Can- 
terbury street to its intersection with the location of the Providence Divi- 
sion of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad; thence through 
said location to Blakemore street; thence through Blakemore street to 
Hyde Park avenue; thence through Hyde Park avenue to Neponset 
avenue; thence through Neponset avenue to Canterbury street; thence 
through Canterbury street to Walk HUl street; thence through Walk Hill 
street to Blue Hill avenue; thence through Blue HUl avenue to Evehm 
street; thence through Eieljm street to Norfolk street; thence through 
Norfolk street to Elizabeth street; thence through Elizabeth street and 
the middle line thereof extended to the location of the Midland Division 
of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad; thence through said 
location to Morton street; thence through Morton street to the middle 
line of Groveland street extended through Board of Survey street No. 511; 
thence by said extended line and through Groveland street to River street; 
thence through River street to Eagle Mill place; thence through Eagle 
Mill place, and its middle line extended to the boundary line in the Nepon- 
set river between Boston and Milton; thence by said line in Neponset 
river to its intersection with the boundary line between Boston and Ded- 
ham; thence by said boundary hne between Boston and Dedham to its 
intersection with the boundary line formerly existing between Boston and 
Hyde Park; thence by said former boundary line to its intersection with 
the middle hne of Turtle Pond road in the Stony Brook Reservation; 
thence through Turtle Pond road to Washington street; thence through 
Washington street to the point of beginning. 



WARD BOUNDARIES. 161 



WARD NINETEEN. 

(JAMAICA PLAIN AND ROSLINDALE EAST.) 

Beginning at the intersection of Centre street and Perkins street; thence 
through Perkins street to Chestnut street; thence through Chestnut street 
to the boundary Une between Boston and Brookline; thence by said 
boundary Une to Allandale street; thence through Allandale street to 
Centre street; thence through Centre street to Walter street; thence 
through Walter street to the southwesterly boundary Une of the Arnold 
Arboretum; thence by said boundary Une on several courses as the same 
is legaUy established, and by said line extended, to its intersection with the 
location of the West Roxbury Branch of the New York, New Haven & 
Hartford Railroad; thence through said location to its intersection with 
the middle line of Lee Hill road extended; thence by said extended Une 
and through Lee HiU road to Washington street; thence through Washing- 
ton street to Poplar street; thence through Poplar street to Canterbury 
street; thence through Canterbury street to the location of the Providence 
Division of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad; thence 
through said location to Blakemore street; thence through Blakemore 
street to Hyde Park avenue; thence through Hyde Park avenue to Nepon- 
set avenue; thence through Neponset avenue to Canterbury street; thence 
through Canterbury street to Morton street; thence through Morton street 
to Forest Hills avenue in Forest Hills Cemetery; thence through Forest 
Hills avenue to Union terrace; thence through Union terrace to its inter- 
section with the northwesterly boundary line of Forest Hills Cemetery; 
thence by said line on several courses as the same is legally estabUshed to 
Weld Hill street; thence through Weld Hill street to Hyde Park avenue; 
thence through Hyde Park avenue to Washington street; thence through 
Washington street to Asticou road; thence through Asticou road to St. 
Ann street; thence through St. Ann street across South street to the 
Arborway; thence through the Arborway to Custer street; thence through 
Custer street to South street; thence through South street to Carolina 
avenue; thence through Carolina avenue and through Williams street to 
its intersection with the location of the Providence Division of the New 
York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad; thence through said location to 
Atherton street; thence through Atherton street, across Lamartine street 
and through Mozart street to Chestnut avenue; thence through Chestnut 
avenue to Forbes street; thence through Forbes street to Centre street; 
thence through Centre street to the point of beginning. 

WARD TWENTY. 

(west roxbury and ROSLINDALE WEST.) 

Beginning at the intersection of Allandale street and the boundary Une 
between Boston and BrookUne; thence through Allandale street to Centre 
street; thence through Centre street to Walter street; thence through 
Walter street to the southwesterly boundary Une of the Arnold Arboretum; 



162 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

thence by said boundary line on several courses as the same is legally 
estabhshed, and by said line extended, to its intersection with the location 
of the West Roxbury Branch of the New York, New Haven & Hartford 
Railroad; thence through said location to its intersection with the middle 
line of Lee Hill road extended; thence by said extended line and through 
Lee Hill road to Washington street; thence through Washington street to 
Turtle Pond road in the Stony Brook Reservation; thence through said 
Turtle Pond road to the boundary Une formerly existing between Boston 
and Hyde Park; thence by said former boundary line and its extension as 
the boundary line between Boston and Dedham, and so following said last 
named boimdary hne, and the boimdary line between Boston and Needham 
and the boundary line between Boston and Newton and the boundary line 
between Boston and Brookline, to the point of beginning. 

WARD TWENTY-ONE. 

(BRIGHTON SOUTH.) 

Beginning at the intersection of North Beacon street and Cambridge 
street at Union square; thence through Cambridge street to its inter- 
section with the location of the Boston & Albany Railroad; thence through 
said location to its intersection with the middle line of an old creek called 
Smelt brook, which formerly formed a part of the boundary line between 
Brighton and Brookline; thence by said middle hne of Smelt brook, and 
the same extended, to its intersection with the boundary hne in Charles 
river between Boston and Cambridge; thence by said boundary Hne in 
Charles river to its intersection with the middle line of Granby street 
extended; thence by said extended middle Kne, and through Granby street 
to Commonwealth avenue; thence through Commonwealth avenue to 
Blandford street; thence through Blandford street, and its middle line 
extended, to its intersection with the location of the Boston & Albany 
Railroad; thence through said location to Brookhne avenue; thence through 
Brookline avenue to Kilmarnock street; thence through Kilmarnock street, 
and by its middle line extended, to its intersection with the middle hne of 
Muddy river in the Back Bay Fens; thence by the middle hne of said 
Muddy river in the Back Bay Fens and in the Riverway to its intersec- 
tion with the boundary line between Boston and Brookline in the north- 
easterly hne of St. Mary's street extended; thence by said boundary line 
along the northeasterly side of St. Mary's street, along the southerly side 
of Commonwealth avenue, and so continuing on various courses as said 
boundary hne is legally estabhshed to a point south of Chestnut Hill 
Reservoir where it meets the boundary hne between Boston and Newton; 
thence by said boundary hne between Boston and Newton, around the 
southwesterly end of Chestnut Hill Reservoir, to the intersection of said 
line with Commonwealth avenue; thence through Commonwealth avenue 
to South street; thence through South street to Chestnut HiU avenue; 
thence through Chestnut Hill avenue to WiUiam Jackson avenue; thence 
through Wilham Jackson avenue to Academy Hill road; thence through 



WARD BOUNDARIES. 163 

Academy Hill road to Chestnut Hill avenue; thence through Chestnut 
Hill avenue to Union street; thence through Union street to Nantasket 
avenue; thence through Nantasket avenue to Washington street; thence 
through Washington street to Cambridge street; thence through Cam- 
bridge street to Dustin street; thence through Dustin street to North 
Beacon street; thence through North Beacon street to the point of 
beginning. 

WARD TWENTY-TWO. 

(BRIGHTON NORTH.) 

Beginning at the intersection of Cambridge street and North Beacon 
street at Union square; thence through North Beacon street to Dustin 
street; thence through Dustin street to Cambridge street; thence through 
Cambridge street to Washington street; thence through Washington 
street to Nantasket avenue; thence through Nantasket avenue to Union 
street; thence through Union street to Chestnut Hill avenue; thence through 
Chestnut Hill avenue to Academy HiU road; thence through Academy 
Hill road to William Jackson avenue; thence through William Jackson 
avenue to Chestnut Hill avenue; thence through Chestnut Hill avenue to 
South street; thence through South street to Commonwealth avenue; 
thence through Commonwealth avenue to its intersection with the bound- 
ary line between Boston and Newton; thence by said boundary line to its 
intersection wdth the boundary line in Charles river between Boston and 
Watertown; thence by said boundary line in Charles river and by the 
boundary line in said river between Boston and Cambridge to its inter- 
section with the middle line extended of an old creek called Smelt brook, 
which formerly formed a part of the boundary line between Brighton and 
Brookline; thence by said extended middle line and the middle line of 
Smelt brook to its intersection with the location of the Boston & Albany 
Railroad ; thence through said location to Cambridge street ; thence through 
Cambridge street to the point of beginning. 



MEMBERS OF 
CITY GOVERNMENT, 

I909-1925. 



MAYOHS AND CERTAIN OTHEE OFFICIALS SINCE 1822. 



ORATOES APPOINTED BY THE CITY SINCE 1771. 



MASSACHUSETTS MEMBERS OF 69™ CONGRESS 

AND 
BOSTON MEMBERS OF LEGISLATURE, 1926-27. 



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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 3. 
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. 



Matok. 
GEORGE A. HIBBARD.i 

Aldhbmen. 
Frederick J. Brand, Chairman. 

James P. Timilty, 
J. Frank O'Hare, 
John J. Attridge, 
Charles L. Carr, 
Thomas J. Giblin, 
Matthew Hale. 

John T. Priest, City Clerk. 

COUNCILMEN. 

George 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. 

Ward 13. 
Leo F. McCullough,3 
Stephen A. Welch, 
Coleman E. Kelly. 

Ward 14. 
Cornelius J. Fitzgerald, 
Thomas J. Casey, 
Joseph L. Collins. 

Ward 15. 
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. Gumming, 
William Smith, jr. 

Ward 21. 
William N. Hackett, 
John Ballantyne, 
Walter R. Mains. 

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. 1 Poo '^ "^''''^ ^^' ^^°^' 

3 Resigned June 3, 1909. 



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167 



Term Ends in 1913. 
John J. Attridge, 
Matthew Hale, 
Walter L. Collins. 



I9IO. 

Mayor. 
JOHN F. FITZGERALD. 
CiTT Council. 
Walter BALLANTYTfE, 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 19H. 
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 CoaNciL. 
Walter L. Collins, President. 
Term Ends in 1913. 
John J. Attridge, 
Matthew Hale, 
Walter L. Collins. 

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 1912. 
James M. Curley, 
Walter Ballantyne, 
Thomas J. Kenny. 



Term Ends in 1913. 
John J. Attridge, 
Matthew Hale, 
Walter L. Colling. 



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. 



168 



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Term Ends in 1918. 
Walter Ballantyne, 
John A. Coulthurst, 
Henry E. Hagan. 



1915. 

JAMES M. CURLEY, Mayor. 

City Counciii. 
George W. Coleman, President. 
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. 



Term Ends in 1919. 
John J. Attridge, 
Walter L. Collins, 
James J. Storrow. 



1916. 

JAMES M. CURLEY, Mayor. 
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. 

19IT. 

JAMES M. CURLEY, Mayor. 
City Council. 
James J. Storrow, President. 
Term Ends in 1920. Term Ends in 1919. 

Francis J. W. Ford, John J. Attridge, 

Daniel J. McDonald, Walter L. Collins, 

James A. Watson. 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. 



191S. 

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. 



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Term Ends in 1923. 
David J. Brickley, 
Francis J. W. Ford, 
James A. Watson. 



Term Ends in 1924. 
Henry E. Hagan, 
Daniel W. Lane, 
James T. Moriarty. 



1920. 

ANDREW J. PETERS, Mayor. 
City Council. 
James T. Moriaety, 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. Mcriarty. 



1921. 

ANDREW J. PETERS, Mayor. 
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. 



Term Ends in 1926. 
David J. Brickley, 
William C. S. Healey, 
James A. Watson. 



Daniel W. Lane, 
James T. Moriarty, 
James T. Purcell, 



Daniel W. Lane, 
James T. Moriarty, 
James T. Purcell, 



1923. 

JAMES M. CURLEY, Mayor 
City Council. 
Daniel W. Lane, President. 
Term Ends in 1925. 
John A. Donoghue, 
George F. Gilbody, 
William J. Walsh. 



Term Ends in 1924. 
Henry E. Hagan, 
Daniel W. Lane, 
James T. Moriarty. 



1924.* 

JAMES M. CURLEY, Mayor. 

City Council. 
John A. Donoghue, President. 
David J. Brickley, 
William C. S. Healey, 
James A. Watson, 

1925. 

JAMES M. CURLEY, Mayor. 

City Council. 
James T. Moriarty, President. 

David J. Brickley, 

William C. S. Healey, 

James A. Watson, 



John A. Donoghue, 
George F. Gilbody, 
William J. Walsh. 



John A. Donoghue, 
George F. Gilbody, 
William J. Walsh. 



* By Chapter 479, Acts of 1924, the terms of all members of the City Council expire 
upon the first Monday in January, 1926. Upon the same date a new City Council of 22 
members, one from each ward, assume office. 



170 



MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



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 

* Frederic W. Lincoln, jr. 

* Joseph M. Wightman. . 

* Frederic "W. Lincoln, jr. 

* Otis NorcroBS 

* Nathaniel B. Shuxtleff.. 

* 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 

* t George A. Hibbard. . . . 

If John F. Fitzgerald 

H James M. Curley 

T[ Andrew J. Peters 

1[ James M. Curley 

•[[ Malcolm E. Nichols. . . . 



Boston Nov. 26, 1770 

Boston Feb. 4, 1772 

Boston Oct. 8, 1765 

Boston Deo. 30, 1786 

Boston Feb. 19, 1792 

Dorchester April 29, 1784 

Boston Mar. 5, 1798 

Boston Jan. 23, 1807 

Roxbury June 8,1793 

Brookline Dec. 1 1, 1798 

Boston Jan. 17, 1802 

Groton Aug. 25, 1797 

Roxbury April 12, 1795 

Conway, N. H. .July 20, 1800 

Newton Aug. 30, 1818 

Boston Feb. 27, 1817 

Boston Oct. 19,1812 

(See above) 

Boston Nov. 2,1811 

Boston June 29, 1810 

KUlingly, Conn.... Oct. 3, 1820 

Stoughton Aug. 23, 1825 

(See under Chairmen of Alder- 
men) 
Taimton 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. . . Afwil 3, 1872 

(See above) 

Portland, Me . . . May 8, 1876 



May 29, 1823 
July 1, 1864 
Oct. 28, 1848 
June 3, 1866 
July 17, 1849 
Mar. 26, 1850 
Jan. 29, 1862 
May 25, 1848 
April 25, 1847 
Nov. 22, 1845 
Nov. 2, 1882 
July 4, 1872 
Feb. 14, 1856 
Aug. 20, 1879 
July 22, 1895 
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 



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 
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, 3} 
1905,3imo. 
1906-07.. 2 
1908-09.. 2 
1910-13.. 4 
1914-17.. 4 
1918-21.. 4 
1922-25.. 4 
1926-29 



§ Deceased. 

* Acting Mayor. 



t Elected for two years. 



t Twice elected for two years. 
^ Elected for four years. 



CHAIRMEN OF THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN. 



171 



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, Wilham 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 Aldermen, was Acting Mayor for the remainder of the municipal year, viz., 
September 15, 1905, to January 1, 1906. 

Chairmen of the Board of Aldermen. 



Name. 


Place and Date of Birth. 


Died. 


Years of 
Service. 


* William Washburn 


Lyme, N. H... 


.Oct. 7,1808 


Oct. 30, 1890 


1855 


* Pelham Bonney 


Pembroke 


.Feb. 21, 1802 


April 29, 1861 


1856-57 


* Joseph Milner Wightman 


Boston 


.Oct. 19, 1812 


Jan. 25, 1885 


1858 


* Silas Peirce 


Scituate 

Westhampton.. 


.Feb. 15,1793 
. Mar. 3, 1806 


Aug. 27, 1879 
Sept. 18, 1886 


1859 


♦Otis Clapp 


1860 








1861 


* Thomas Phillips Rich . . . 


Lynn 


.Mar. 31, 1803 


Dec. 11, 1875 


1862 


* Thomas Coffin Amory, jr. 


Boston 


.Aug. 16, 1812 


Oct. 10, 1899 


1863 




Boston 

Boston 


.Nov. 2,1811 
.Feb. 5,1813 


Sept. 5, 1882 
April 27, 1870 


1864 


* George W. Messinger. . . 


1865-66 


* Charles Wesley Slack . . . 


Boston 


.Feb. 21,1825 


April 11, 1885 


1867 


* George W. Messinger . . . 






(See above) . . . 
April 13, 1901 


1868 


• Benjamin James 


Scituate 


.Aug. 22, 1814 


1869 


* Newton Talbot 


Stoughton 

Scituate 


.Mar. 10, 1815 
.July 29. 1817 


Feb. 3, 1904 
Aug. 1, 1882 


1870 


* Charles Edward Jenkins, 


1871 


* Samuel Little 


Hingham 


.Aug. 15, 1827 


Dec. 21, 1906 


1872 


* Leonard R. Cutter 


Jaffrey, N.H... 


..July 1,1825 


July 13, 1894 


1873 


* John Taylor Clark 


Sanbornton,N.H.,Sep. 19, 1825 


Oct. 29, 1880 


1874-77 


* Solomon Bliss Stebbins. . 


Warren 


.Jan. 18,1830 


June 8, 1910 


1878 


* Hugh O'Brien 


Ireland 


.July 13,1827 


Aug. 1, 1895 


1879-81 


* Solomon Bliss Stebbins. . 


(See above) .... 




(See above) . . . 
(See above) . . . 
Mar. 18, 1891 


1882 


♦Hugh O'Brien 




1883 


♦ Charles Varney Whitten 


Vassalboro, Me. 


, May 10, 1829 


1884-85 


♦ Charles Hastings Allen . . 


Boston 


.June 14,1828 


Mar. 31, 1907 


1886 


♦ Patrick John Donovan . . 


Charlestown . . . 


.April 9, 1848 


Sept. 18, 1912 


1887 


* Charles Hastings Allen . 


(See above) .... 




(See above) . . . 


1888 


* Homer Rogers 


Sudbury 


.Oct. 11,1840 


Nov. 10, 1907 


1889 




Baltimore, Md . 
Dorchester. . . . 


. Nov. 15, 1852 
.Feb. 15,1855 




1890 


* Herbert Schaw Carruth. . 


Dec. 27. 1917 


1891 






..'ipriI26, 1846 


Sept. 12, 1923 


1892-93 




North Attleborc 
(See above) .... 


'..July 5, 1856 


1894-95 


John Henry Lee 




1896 



* Deceased. 
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. 



172 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

CHAIRMEN OF THE BOARD OP ALDERMEN. — Concluded. 



Name. 



Place and Date of Birth. 



Died. 



Years of 
Service. 



t Perlie Appleton Dyar. . . 
t Joseph Aloysius Conry . . 

* David Franklin Barry. . . 

* Michael Joseph O'Brien . 

James Henry Doyle 

Daniel A. Whelton 

I Charles Martin Draper. . 

t Edward L. Cauley 

William Berwin 

* Louis M. Clark 

* Frederi ck J. Brand 



Lynn Mar. 26, 1857 

Brookline Sept. 12, 1868 

Boston Feb. 29, 1852 

Ireland Feb. 11, 1855 

Boston Jiine 17, 1867 

Boston Jan. 21, 1872 

Dedham Nov. 1,1869 

Charlestown Aug. 8, 1870 

New Orleans, La., Dec. 16, 1858 

Dorchester Dec. 14, 1858 

Plainville, Conn., Feb. 3, 1861 



July 23, 1911 
April 5, 1903 



Mar. 15, 1914 
Mar. 16, 1912 



1897-98 

1898 

1899 

1900 

1901-04 

1905 

1906 

1906 

1907 

1908 

1909 



Presidents of the Common Council. 



Namb. 



* 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 . 



Place and Date of Birth. 



PeppereU 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.l2, '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 



Died. 



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 



Years of 
Service. 



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. ' From July 1. 

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. 

t Charles M. Draper from February 28, 1906, to September 10, 1906. Edward L. 
Cauley from September 10, 1906, to end of year. 



PRESIDENTS OF THE COMMON COUNCIL. 173 

PRESIDENTS OF 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 above) 

Hingham April 34, 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 

Bradf ord , N . H. , June 8, 1 842 

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 above) 
April 6, 1893 
Mar. 3] , 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 



Mar. 21, 1927 
Aug. 20, 1898 
Mar. 26, 1884 
June 20. 1911 

Sept. 12, 1923 
Oct. 3, 1918 
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 

1881' 

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, i To October 27. 2 From October 27. ^ To June 11. < From June 14. 



174 



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 , 

Daniel W. Lane 

John A. Donoghue 

James T. Moriarty 

Charles G. Keene 

John J. HeSernan 



Hawick, Scotland, Mar. 

Boston April 

Boston Feb. 

Boston Nov. 

Chelsea Aug. 

Boston June 

St. John, N. B . . Feb. 

Boston Jan. 

(See above) 

Boston Dec. 

Amesbury Sept. 

Boston June 

Boston Mar. 

Boston Dec. 

Boston Aug. 

(See above) 

Gardiner, Me . . . Aug. 
Boston Jan. 



17, 1855 

7, 1878 

8, 1878 
18, 1863 
14, 1873 
16, 1867 
26, 1865 
21, 1864 



23, 1882 
22, 1876 

24, 1870 
14, 1889 

11, 1872 

12, 1885 



6, 1880 
27, 1893 



May 17, 1926 



Mar. 13, 1926 



Aug. 25, 1927 



1910 
1911 
1912 
1913 
1914 
1915 
1916 
1917 
1918 
1919 
1920 
1921 
1922 
1923 
1924 
1925 
1926 
1927 



* 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 
1772 
1773 
1774 
1775 
1776 
1777 



James Lovell. 
Dr. Joseph Warren. 
Dr. Benjamin Church. 
John Hancock. 
Dr. Joseph Warren. 
Rev. Peter Thacher. 
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 WiUiam 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. 



175 



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 I vers 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 WiUiam 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. Hep worth. 

1868 Samuel Eliot. 



1869 Ellis W. Morton. 

1870 Wilham Everett. 

1871 Horace Binney Sargent. 

1872 Charles Francis Adams, jr. 

1873 Rev. John F. W. W^are. 

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 WiUiams. 

1887 John E. Fitzgerald. 

1888 WiUiam 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 Timathy W. Coakley. 

1907 Rev. Edward A. Horton. 

1908 Arthur D. Hill. 

1909 Arthur L. Spring. 

1910 James H. Wolff. 

1911 Charles Wilham 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 DeCourcy. 

1920 Jacob L. Wiseman. 

1921 Lemuel H. Murlin. 

1922 Jeremiah E. Burke. 

1923 Rev. Charles W. Lyons. 

1924 Rev. Dudley H Ferrell. 

1925 Thomas H. Dowd. 

1926 Andrew J. Peters. 

1927 William McGinnis. 



176 



MUNICIPAL REGISTER, 



MEMBERS OF THE STATE LEGISLATURE 
FROM BOSTON FOR 1927. 



SENATORS. (8.) 

1st Suffolk Distkict Edward J. Cox, R. 

2d Suffolk District John B. Cashman, D. 

3d Suffolk District . . , Wellington Wells, R. 

4th Suffolk District Robert E. Bigney, D. 

5th Suffolk District James J. Mulvbt, D. 

6th Suffolk District Gaspak G. Bacon, R. 

7th Suffolk District William I. Hennessey, D. 

8th Suffolk District Thomas H. Bilodeau, R. 



REPRESENTATIVES. (48.) 



Ward [William H. Barker, D. 

1. •! Bernard F. Hanrahan, D. 

[William H. Hbarn, D. 



Ward /John P. Bucklet, D, 
2. \Charle8 S. Sullivan, Jr., D. 



Ward (Martin M. Lomasney, D. 

3. \JoHN J. O'Leary, D. 



Ward /George P. Anderson, R. 
4. IRicHAHD E. Johnston, R. 



Ward THenry L. Shattuck, R. 

5. iEliot Wadsworth, R. 



Ward fWrLLiAM P. Hickey, D. 

6. \James J. Twohig, D. 



Ward TMaurice E. Foley, D. 

7. \Edward J. Sullivan, D. 



Ward (Garrett H. Byrne, D. 

8. \Anthony a. McNulty, D. 



Ward (Patrick E. Murray, D. 

9. \Bernard John O'Neil, D. 



Ward (Thomas S. Kennedy, D. 

10. \MaURICE J. TOBIN, D. 



Ward (Thomas H. Carr, D. 

11. 1 Timothy J. McDonouqh, 



Ward 
12. 

Ward 
13. 

Ward 
14. 

Ward 
15. 

Ward 
16. 

Ward 
17. 

Ward 
18. 

Ward 
19. 

Ward 
20. 

Ward 
21. 

Ward 
22. 

Chelsea 
Wards 
1,2, 3. 

Chelsea 
Wards 
4, 5. 



(Abraham B. Casson, R. 
\Carholl L. Mbins, R. 

(Peter J. Fitzgerald, D. 
\Hugh H. Gahrity, D. 

(Isidore H. Fox, R. 

\ William M. Silverman, R. 

(Francis X. Coyne, D. 
\Lewi8 R. Sullivan, D. 

(Joseph Finnegan, D. 
IFhancis J. Hickey, D. 

(Harrison H. Atwood, R. 
tOwBN A. Gallagher, D. 

(Joseph A. Logan, D. 
\Patrick J. Welsh, D. 

(Horace E. Dunkle, R. 
\George Penshorn, R. 

(Harold R. Duffie, R. 
\Georgb a. Oilman, R. 

I Martin Hays, R. 

|l.iEO M. Birmingham, D. 

^ Frank D. Crowley, R. D. 

•(John E. Beck, R. 



Revere 

WiNTHROP. 



(Augustine Airola, R. 
\CoNDB Bhodbine, R. 



Edgar F. Power, R. 



MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND DISTRICTS. 



177 



MEMBERS OF THE SIXTY-NINTH CONGRESS 
FROM MASSACHUSETTS. 



SENATORS. 



Frederick H. Gillett, R. 
David I. Walsh, D. . 



of Springfield, 
of Fitchburg. 



REPRESENTATIVES. 

District 1 — Allen T. Tread way, R. . 

2 — Henry L. Bowles, R. . . . 

3 — Frank H. Foss, R 

4 — George R. Stobbs, R 

5 — Edith Nourse Rogers, R. . . 

6 — A. Piatt Andrew, R 

7 — William P. Connery, Jr., D. 

8 — Frederick W. Dallinger, R. 

9 — Charles L. Underbill, R. 

10 — John J. Douglass, D 

11 — George Holden Tinkham, R. 

12 — James A. Gallivan, D. . . . 

13 — Robert Luce, R 

14 — Louis A. Frothingham, R. 

15 — Joseph W. M.irtin, Jr., R. 

16 — Charles L. Gifford, R. . 

Terms end March 4, 1929. 



of Stockbridge. 

of Springfield. 

of Fitchburg. 

of Worcester. 

of Lowell. 

of Gloucester. 

of Lynn. 

of Cambridge. 

of Somerville. 

of Boston. 

of Boston. 

of Boston. 

of Waltham. 

of Easton. 

of North Attleboro. 

of Barnstable. 



CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS. 

General Laws, Chapter 57, Section 1. 

(As amended by Acts of 1926, Chapter 372, Section 1.) 

District 9. — Suff'olk County: Chelsea, Wards 3, 4 and 5. Revere; 
Winthrop. Middlesex County: Everett, Maiden and Somerville. 

District 10. — Suffolk County: Chelsea, Wards 1 and 2. Boston, 
Wards 1, 2 and 3; Ward 8, Precincts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 14; Ward 9, 
Precincts 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15. Middlesex County: Cambridge, 
Ward 1. 



178 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

DisTHiCT 11.— Suffolk County: Boston, Wards 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 19 
and 20; Ward 9, Precincts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9. 

District 12.— Suffolk County: Boston, Wards 6, 7, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 
17; Ward 8, Precincts 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13. 

District 13.— Suffolk County: Boston, Wards 21 and 22. Norfolk 
County: BeUingham, Brookline, Dover, Franklin, Medfield, Medway, 
Millis, Needham, Norfolk, Plainville, Walpole, Wellesley and Wrentham. 
Middlesex County: Ashland, Framingham, HoUiston, Natick, Newton, 
Sherborn, Waltham and Weston. Worcester County: Hopedale, Milford 
and Southborough. 

District 14. — Suffolk County: Boston, Ward 18. Bristol County: 
Easton. Norfolk County: Avon, Braintree, Canton, Dedham, Foxbor- 
ough, Holbrook, Milton, Norwood, Quincy, Randolph, Sharon, Stoughton, 
Westwood and Weymouth. Plymouth County: Abington, Brockton, East 
Bridgewater, West Bridge water and Whitman. 



FOREIGN CONSULS IN BOSTON. 179 



FOREIGN CONSULS IN BOSTON. 
1927. 



Albania — George N. Prifti, 6 Beacon street, room 202. 

Argentina — Joseph J. McLean, 114 State street, room 201. 

Belgium — Thomas H. Robbins, 26 Central street. 

Bolivia — Arthur P. Cushing, 101 Tremont street, room 805. 

Brazil — Jayme Mackay D'Almeida, 244 Washington street; Pedro 

Mackay D'Almeida, 244 Washington street, room 407, Commercial 

Agent. 
Chile — Guillermo Gazitua, 244 Washington street, room 407. 
Colombia — Enrique Naranjo, 92 University road; Arthur P. Cushing, 

101 Tremont street, Vice-Consul, room 805, 10 High street, 

room 533. 
Costa Rica — Mario Sancho, 10 High street, room 333. 
Cuba — • Jose M. Gonzales, 114 State street, room 60. 
Denmark — George T. Vedeler, 40 Broad street, room 803, Vice-Consul. 
Dominican Republic — ^ Thomas G. Connolly, 40 Court street. Consul. 
Ecuador — Max Otto von Klock, 143 Federal street, room 38, Acting 

Consul. 
Finland — John Alfred Anderson, 101 Tremont street, room 706, Vice- 
Consul. 
France — J. C. Joseph Flamand, 161 Devonshire street, room 706. 
Germany — K. von Tippelskirch, 131 State street, room 322. 
Great Britain — Edward F. Gray, 150 State street, Consul-Gen eral; 

James A. Brannen, Vice-Consul. 
Greece — George Dracopoulos, 25 Huntington avenue. Consul. 
Guatemala — William A. Mosman, 92 Water street, room 62. 
Hayti — B. Preston Clark, 55 Kilby street, room 33. 
Honduras — William A. Mosman, 92 Water street, room 62. 
Italy — Marquis Agostino Ferrante di Ruffano, 142 Berkeley street, 

room 307; Silvio Vitale, 142 Berkeley street, Vice-Consul. 
Latvia — Jacob Sieberg, 10 Tremont street, room 27. 
Mexico — Raul G. Dominguez, 148 State street, room 601. 
Monaco — Charles E. Flamand, 161 Devonshire street, room 504. 
Netherlands — J. H. Reurs, 89 State street, room 2. 
Nicaragua — Jaime M. de Almeida, 244 Washington street, room 407. 
Norway — George T. Vedeler, 40 Broad street, room 803, Vice-Consul. 
Paraguay — Jerome A. Petitti, 40 Court street, room 822. 
Peru — Max Otto von Klock, 143 Federal street, room 38, Acting Consul. 
Portugal — J. M. Bettencourt Ferrerira, 220 Devonshire street, room 21A. 



180 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Russia — 'Joseph A. Conry, 1 Beacon street, room 905. 

Salvador — ■ Ralph Tirrell, 112 Beach street. 

Spain — Pedro Mackay D'Ahneida, 244 Washington street, room 407, 

Vic-Consul. 
Sweden — Carl W. Johansson, 18 Tremont street, Vice-Consul, room 205. 
Switzerland — George H. BarreU, 88 Broad street, room 712, Consular 

Agent. 
Uruguay — ■ WiUiam A. Mosman, 92 Water street, room 62. 

For coimtries not listed above, address the respective Consulates Gen- 
eral in New York City. 



INDEX — A-B. 181 



INDEX. 



A. 

Page 

Aldermen, Chairmen of the Board of, 1855 to 1909 . . . 171, 172 

Members of, in its last 5^ear (1909) 166 

Americanism, Committee for 144 

Amended City Charter of 1909 (with amendments to 1922) . 19-33 

Amendments to City Charter in 1924 34-43 

Appeal, Board of 61 

Aquarium, Marine Park 83, 92 

Arnold Arboretum (Park Dept.) 83, 92 

Art Department 48 

Assessing Department 49-58 

Assessing Districts, 1926 50-58 

Attendance officers (School Committee) 136 

Auditing Department 58 

Automobile fire apparatus (Fire Dept.) 68-71 

B. 

Back Bay assessment districts 52, 53 

Back Bay wards 152 

Bath-houses, list of 93, 94 

Beach baths (Park Dept.) 94 

Biennial elections established (City Charter amendments of 

1924) 35 

Births, Registrar of 105 

Boards and Commissions serving without pay: 

Art Commission 48 

Boston and Cambridge Bridges Commission .... 116 

City Hospital Trustees 72 

City Planning Board . 64 

Finance Commission (the four members other than Chair- 
man) 114, 116 

Franklin Foundation Managers 124, 125 

Library Trustees 78 

Park Commissioners (the two members other than Chair- 
man) 82 

Public Welfare Overseers 81 

School Committee 132 

Sinking Funds Commission 107 

Statistics Trustees (the four members other than Chairman), 108 



182 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Paqi 

Boroughs, proposed division of City into five (Charter amend- 
ments of 1924) 37 

Boston and Cambridge Bridges Commission 116 

Boston Almhouse and Hospital 77 

Boston City Record (official weekly of City) . . 21, 27, 28, 47, 108 
Boston Proper (Wards 3-5) : 

Assessment districts of 51, 52 

Municipal Court of 120 

Parks, playgrounds, etc. in 83-89 

Public Library and branches in 79-80 

Public Schools in 134, 138 

Representatives of, in Legislature, 1926-27 .... 176 

Streets paved in, miles of 103 

Wards in, boundaries of (new) .150, 163 

Boston Sanatorium 76 

Boston Year Book 8, 108 

Bridge and Ferry Division, Public Works Dept 101 

Bridges (highway) in Boston 101, 116 

In parks and parkways 89. 90 

Brighton (Wards 21 and 22) : 

Assessment districts of 57, 58 

Municipal Court of . . . ■ 121 

Parks, playgrounds, etc. in 84 

Public Library Branch in 80 

Public Schools in 134,135 

Representatives of, in Legislature, for 1927 .... 176 

Streets paved in, miles of 103 

Wards, boundaries of (new) 162, 163 

Budget Department 59 

Building Department 59-61 

Board of Examiners 60 

Building Heights, regulation of 142-144 

Buildings in charge of Public Buildings Dept 96-98 

C. 

Cemetery Division, Park Department 94 

Cemeteries owned by City, with location and area ... 94 
Charlestown (Ward 2) : 

Assessment districts of 50, 51 

City buildings in . . 96-98 

Municipal Court of 121 

Parks, playgrounds, etc. in 84, 85 

PubUc Library Branch in 80 

PubUc Schools in 134 



INDEX — C. 183 

Page 
Charlestown (Ward 2) . — Concluded. 

Streets paved in, miles of 103 

Ward 2, boundaries of 151 

Chattel Loan Company 129 

City and County Buildings 96-98 

City Charter, Amended (1909), with amendments to 1922, incl. 19-33 

City Charter Amendments of 1924 34-43 

City Clerk Department 63 

City Council, membership enlarged (Charter amendment of 1924), 36 

City Council of 1926 9, 10 

President of 9 

Committees of 12 

Officials of 10, 11 

Order of, for Municipal Register of 1926 4 

Rules of 13-18 

City Council, members of, in years 1910-1925 .... 167-169 

Presidents of, 1910-1926 174 

City Government, 1926 9, 10 

City Governments, 1909 to 1925 166-169 

City Hospital 72-76 

City Messenger 10, 17 

City officials in charge of executive departments .... 44-46 

City Ordinances, 1925 to 1926 139, 141 

City Planning Department 64 

City Prison (Police Dept.) 132 

City Record, See Boston City Record. 

City Seal, origin of and present form 2, 3 

City Sohcitor, office of, abolished ....... 78 

Clerk of Committees (City Council) 11 

Collateral Loan Company 129 

Collecting Department 64 

Collector's bonds increased 139 

Commercial, Industrial and Publicity Bureau .... 145 
Commissioner: 

Budget .... 59 Penallnstitutions . . 95 

Building .... 59 PoUce 129 

Fire 65 Pubhc Works ... 100 

Health .... 71 Soldiers' Relief ... 107 
Institutions ... 77 
Commissioners: 

Art 48 Park 82 

Boston and Cambridge Schoolhouse . . 106- 

Bridges . . . . 116 Sinking Funds ... 107 

Boston Finance . , . 116 Street 109 

Election .... 65 



184 



MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



Page 
Commissions. See Boards and Commissions. 

Common Council: 

Members of, 1909 (final year) 166 

Presidents of, since 1822 172, 173 

Congress (69th) Massachusetts members of 177 

Congressional Districts in Boston 177, 178 

Conservation Bureau (Health Dept.) abolished (Ordinances, 1926), 140 

Constables appointed by Mayor, 1927 127, 128 

Consuls of foreign countries in Boston 179, 180 

Convalescent Home (Hospital Dept.) 73, 76 

Conveyancers, City (Law Dept.) 78 

Corporation Counsel (Law Dept.) 77 

County of Suffolk: 

Auditor . . . . 117 Land Court ... US 

Commissioners . . . 117 Register of Deeds . . 118 

District Attorney . . 117 Sheriff. ... 118 

Index Commissioners . 118 Treasurer ... 117 



Courts and Officers of: 










Juvenile Court . 


122 


South Boston District . 


121 


Municipal Court, Boston 


West Roxbury District 




Proper 


120 


(incl. Hyde Park) . 


122 


Brighton District . 


121 


Probate and Insolvency, 




Charlestown District 


121 


Judges and Register 


120 


Dorchester District 


121 


Probation oflBcers 


122 


East Boston District 


121 


Superior Court . 


119 


Roxbury District . 


121 


Supreme Court . 


119 


Criminal Investigation, Bureau of (Police Dept.) .... 


130 


Deaths, registrar of 


D 


• 


105 


Deeds, Register of (Suffolk County) . 




118 


Departments and Commissions of the City (alphabetical list) : 




Art Dept. . 


48 


Finance Commission. 


116 


Assessing . 


49 


Fire Dept. . 


65 


Auditing 


58 


Franklin Foundation 


124 


Boston and Cambridg< 


3 


Health Dept. 


71 


Bridges Commission 


116 


Hospital 


72 


Boston Sanatorium . 


76 


Institutions 


77 


Budget Dept. . 




59 


Law .... 


77 


Building 




59,61 


Library 


78 


City Clerk . 




63 


Licensing Board 


125 


City Planning . 




64 


Market Dept. . 


81 


Collecting . 




64 


Mayor 


47 


Election 




64 


Park 


82 



INDEX — D-E. 



185 



Departments and Commissions of the 
Penal .... 95 

PoUce 129 

Printing .... 95 

Public Buildings . . 96 

Public Welfare, Overseers 

of ... . 81 
PubUc Works Dept. . . 100 
Registry .... 105 
Retirement Board . . 105 
School Committee . . 132 
Detention, House of (Police Dept.) . 
District Attorney (Suffolk County) . 
Assistants 



Districts : 
Assessment .... 50-58 

Fire 67-69 

Geographical, with wards, 150-163 
Legislative . . . . 176 
Dorchester (Wards 13-18): 

Assessment districts of 

City Buildings in . 

Municipal Court of 

Parks, playgrounds, etc., in . 

School districts in . 

Streets paved in, miles of . 

Wards in, boundaries of 



City. — Concluded. 

Schoolhouse Dept. 

Sinking Funds . 

Soldiers' Rehef . 

Statistics . 

Street Laying-Out 

Supply 

Transit 

Treasury 

Vessels and Ballast 

Weights and Measures 



Medical (County) 
Municipal Court 
School 



Pagb 

106 
107 
107 
108 
109 
110 
111 
111 
111 
112 
132 
117 
117, 118, 

123 
120, 123 
134, 135 



54-56 

79,99 

121 

83, 90 

134 

103 

157-160 



E. 

East Boston (Wardl): 

Assessment districts of . 50 

City Buildings in 97, 99 

District Court of 121 

Parks, playgrounds, squares, etc. in 84-87, 88 

Public Library Branch in 80 

Relief station (hospital) in 76 

School districts in 134 

Streets paved in, miles of . . . . . . . . 103 

Ward 1, boundaries of 150, 151 

Election Department 64 

Elections, biennial, established (Charter amendments of 1924) . 35 

Examiners, Board of (Building Dept.) 60 

Executive Departments of City 47-114 

Executive Officers, with salary, term, etc 44-46 

Fees for permits. Public Works Dept 100, 101 



186 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

F. 

Paoe 

Fees for permits, Street Commissioners 110 

Ferries (North and South) owned by Citj- 101 

Ferry. See Bridge and Ferry Division. 

Finance Commission 116 

Fire Department, with officials, fire-districts, etc 65-71 

Firemen's meal periods (Ordinances, 1926) .... 139 

Fire apparatus, companies and their officers .... 68-71 

Assignments by districts 67, 68 

Total equipment in use and in reserve 71 

Firemen's Relief Fund 71 

Fiscal year, change of (Charter amendments of 1924) ... 35 

Foreign Consuls in Boston 179, 180 

Fountains, monuments, statues, etc. 90-93 

Fourth of July Orators appointed by City Government . . 174, 175 

Franklin Foundation 124 

Franklin Fund, Managers of 124 

FrankUn Union (Trade School) 125 

Franklin Park 83, 85, 93 

Q. 

Gain and loss, real, personal and polls, by wards .... 147 

Garage permits, fees (Street Commissioners) .... 109, 110 

Government of Boston, 1926 9, 10 

Members of, 1909-1925 . . 166-169 

Gymnasia, public (Park Dept.) 93 

H. 

Harvard University, "tree museum" of ....... 92 

Haymarket Square Relief Station (Hospital Dept.) ... 73, 76 

Health Department 71 

Chief officials of 72 

Heights, Building, regulation of 142-144 

High Pressure Fire Service 105 

Highway Dividbn, Public Works Dept 102 

Hospital Department (City Hospital) 72-76 

Convalescent Home, Dorchester 76 

Medical and Surgical Staff 73-76 

ReHef Stations 73-76 

South Department 73-76 

House of Correction, Deer Island 95 

House of Detention (Police Dept.) 132 

Hyde Park (Ward 18, part) : 

Assessment districts of 66 

Municipal Building in 97 



INDEX — H-L. 187 

Pagb 
Hyde Park (Ward 18, part) : 

Municipal Court of (with W. Roxbury) 122 

Playgrounds, parks, etc., in 88 

Public Library Branch in 80 

Pubhc Schools in 134 

Streets paved, miles in ] 03 

Ward 18, boundaries of 160 

I. 

Index Commissioners (Suffolk County) 118 

Insolvency and Probate, Court of 120 

Inspectors : 

Health Dept 72 

Police Dept 130, 131 

School Dept. (medical) 136 

Institutions Department: 

Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner of ... . 77 

Superintendent of Long Island Almshouse and Hospital . 77 

J. 

Jailer and Sheriff (Suffolk County) 118 

July Fourth, Orators appointed by the City 174, 175 

Justices of Municipal Courts 121, 122 

Juvenile Court 122 

L. 

Lamps, street, number and varieties of 102 

Land Court (Suffolk County) 118 

Law Department 77 

Legislature of 1926-27, Boston members of 176 

Library Department 78 

Central and Branch libraries of 79, 80 

Officials and Trustees of 78 

Reading-rooms of 80 

Trust funds, appropriation, etc. 78 

Volumes, number belonging and circulated .... 79 
License and Permit Fees: 

Board of Examiners (Building Dept.) 60 

PubUc Works Dept 100 

Street Commissioners 109 

Licensing Board 126 

Licensing Division, Mayor's Office (Amusement licenses) . . 47 

Loan Association, Workingmen's 129 

Loan Company, Chattel 129 

Loan Company, Collateral 129 



188 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



M. 

Pagb 

Market Department . . . 81 

Faneuil Hall and Quincy Markets 81 

Marriage Certificates (Registry Dept.) 105 

Massachusetts, Members of 69tli Congress from .... 177 
Mayor: 

Department of 47 

Municipal Employment Bureau 47 

Office staff of 47 

Mayors of Boston, 1822 to 1926 170 

Medical Examiners (Suffolk County) 123 

Monuments, statues, etc., belonging to City 90-91 

Mortuaries (Suffolk County) 123 

Municipal Court: 

Boston Proper, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester . . 121, 122 

East Boston, Roxbury, South Boston, W. Roxbury . . 121 

Justices of (regular and special) 121-122 

Probation officers of 122 

Municipal Employment Bureau 47 

Municipal year, change of (Charter amendments of 1924) . . 34 

O. 

Old South Association 128 

Orators of Boston since 1771 174, 175 

Ordinances enacted by the City Council 139, 141 

Overseers of Public Welfare 81 

Temporary Home and Wayfarers' Lodge in charge of . . 81 

P. 

Park Department 82 

Bridges located in parks and parkways 89, 90 

Cemetery Division 94 

Commissioners and chief officials of 82 

Parks, Playgrounds, Squares, etc 83-89 

Statues, monuments, etc 90-91 

Parkman Fund, bequest of George F. Parkman .... 92 

Penal Institutions Department 95 

Pensions for retired teachers 138 

Permiits, fees for: 

Public Works Dept 100,101 

Street Commissioners 110 

Physicians and surgeons, consulting (City Hospital) ... 73, 76 

Planning Department, City 64 

Playgrounds (Park Dept.) 86, 88 



INDEX— P-R. 189 

Page 

Police Department 129 

Commissioner and chief oflBcials of 129-130, 131 

Criminal Investigation, Bureau of 130 

Police Commissioner appointed by Governor, term and salary, 115 

Police force, officers and patrolmen 130 

Stations and divisions of 131, 132 

Printing Department 95 

Prison, City (PoUce Dept.) 132 

Probate and Insolvency, Court of 120 

Probation officers (Suffolk County) 122 

Public Baths and Gymnasia 94 

Public Buildings Department 96 

City and County buildings in charge of 96-99 

Superintendent and Chief Clerk of 96 

Ward-rooms, hired buildings, etc 99 

Public Celebrations, Bureau of 144 

Public Library. See Library Dept. 

Public streets, miles of paved, by districts, 1926 . . . . 103 

Public Welfare, Overseers of 82 

Public Works Department 100 

Bridge and Ferry Division of 101 

Bridges, number of, maintained by City, etc 101 

Ferries, municipal, operated by 101, 102 

Ferryboats 102 

Highway Division of 102 

Lamps, street, number and varieties maintained by . . . 102 

Public streets in charge of, by districts and miles . . . 103 

Sanitary Division of 104 

Sanitary, Street Cleaning and Oiling Service . . . 104 

Water Division of 104 

R. 

Refuse, removal of 104 

Register of Deeds (Suffolk County) 118 

Registry Department 105 

City Registrar of births, marriages and deaths . . . 105 

Relief stations (City Hospital) 73 

Rent and Housing Committee 145 

Representatives of Boston in Legislature, 1926-27 . . . 176 

Retirement Board 105 

Retirement System in effect Feb. 1, 1923 106 

Roxbury (Wards 8-12) : 

Assessment districts of 54 

Municipal Court of 121 

Parks, playgrounds, etc., in 83-87 

Public Library Branch in 80 



190 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Page 

Roxbury (Wards 8-12). — Concluded. 

Public Schools in 134, 135 

Representatives of, in Legislature, 1926-27 .... 176 

Streets paved in, miles of 103 

Wards in, boundaries of . . . . . . . . 154, 157 

Rules of the City CouncU 13-18 

S. 

Salaries of City Officials ........ 44-46, 114, 115 

Sanitary Service (Public Works Dept.), supervisor of . . . 104 

School Committee 132 

Department of, with officials 132-133 

Election and term of, changed (Charter amendments of 1924), 35 

Elementary School districts 134, 135 

High, Latin and Normal Schools 134 

Industrial and special schools 134 

Pensions and retirement funds for teachers .... 138 

School Centers 138 

Special departments, with directors 135, 136 

Schoolhouse Department 106 

School Physicians and School Nurses 136 

Seal of the City, origin of and present form 2, 3 

Senatorial districts in Boston, with Senators serving . . 176 

Senators (U. S.) from Mass 177 

Sanitary Division (Public Works Dept.) 104 

Sheriff of Suffolk County 118 

Sinking Funds Department 107 

Soldiers' ReUef Department . 107 

South Boston (Wards 6 and 7) : 

Assessment districts of 54 

Municipal Buildings in 97 

Municipal Court of 121 

Parks, playgrounds, etc., in 83, 84, 88 

Public Library Branch in . 80 

PubUc Schools in 134,135 

Representatives of, in Legislature, 1926-27 .... 176 

Streets paved in, miles of 103 

Wards in, boundaries of 153, 154 

Statistics Department 108 

Boston Statistics 108 

Boston Year Book 108 

City Record 108 

Statues, monuments, etc., belonging to City 90, 91 

Store refuse, removal of 104 

Street Commissioners (Street Laying-Out Dept.) .... 109 

Street lamps, number and varieties of 102 



INDEX— S-W. 191 

Paae 

Street Laying-Out Department . 109 

Traffic rules 110 

Streets, public, miles of paved, by districts, 1926 .... 103 
Suffolk County, See County of Suffolk. 
Superintendent of : 

Almshouse and Hospital . 73 Police . . . . . 1 29 

City Hospital ... 73 Printing .... 96 

Fire Alarm Branch . . 66 PubUc Buildings ' . . 96 

Maintenance (Fire Dept.) 66 Schools .... 132 

Markets .... 81 Supplies .... 110 

Parks 82 Wire Div., Fire Dept. . 66 

Supervisor of: 

Bridges, PubUc Works Dept 101 

Construction, Building Dept 60 

Elevators, Building Dept 60 

Gasfitting, Building Dept 60 

Plumbing, Building Dept 60 

Sanitary and Street Cleaning and Oiling Service . . . 104 

Licensed Minors (School Dept.) 135 

Supply Department 110 

Supreme Judicial Court, clerks of 119 

Superior Court, clerks of 119 

T. 

Transit Department Ill 

Treasury Department Ill 

Assistant Cashier (Ordinances, 1926) 140 

Treasurer's bonds increased 140 

Trustees of: 

Hospital Dept 73 

Library Dept 78 

Statistics Dept 108 

V. 

Valuation of Boston 146 

Various City, County and State Officers 114, 115 

Vessels and Ballast Department Ill 

W. 

Wachusett Reservoir 105 

Ward boundaries as fixed in 1924 150-163 

Ward-rooms, list of (PubUc Buildings Dept.) 99 

Water Division (Public Works Dept.) 104 

Water used in 1926, average gallons daily 105 

Water mains, miles of, 1926 105 



192 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Faob 

Weights and Measures Department 112 

West Roxbury (Wards 19 and 20) : 

Assessment districts in 56, 57 

Municipal Buildings (Jamaica Plain and Roslindale) . . 97, 99 

Municipal Court of 122 

Parks, playgrounds, etc., in 83, 84r-87, 89 

Public Library Branches in Jamaica Plain, Roslindale, and 

West Roxbury Center 80 

PubUc Schools in 134 

Representatives of, in Legislature, 1926-27 .... 176 

Streets paved in, miles of 103 

Wards in, boundaries of • • 161, 162 

White Fund, George Robert 145 

Workingmen's Loan Association 1 29 

Z. 

Zoning Adjustment, Board of 62 

Members of .62 

Zoological Garden, Franklin Park 92