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BOSTON 
MUNICIPAL REGISTEE 

FOR 1928. 




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 'Sictjt Patribus Sit Deus Nobis,' and the 
inscription, 'Bostonia Condita, A.D. 1630. Civitatis 
Regimine Donata, A.D. 1822,' as herewith set forth." 

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




SEAL OF THE CITY 

OF 

BOSTON. 



CITY OF BOSTON 
IN CITY COUNCIL 

ORDERED: That the Statistics Department be authorized, 
under the direction of the committee on rules, to prepare and 
have printed the municipal register for the current year, in- 
cluding 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 of the clty government, the 
expense of said register and organization to be charged to the 
appropriation for clty documents. 

In City Council, October 8, 1928. Passed. 

Approved by the Mayor, October 9, 1928. 

Attest: 

W. J. DOYLE, 

Assistcmt City Clerk. 



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MAYOR OF BOSTON 



[Document 36 — 1928.] 

CITY OF BOSTON 

MUNICIPAL EEGISTEK 
FOE 1928 



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 OP JULY 1, 1928.) 



CITY OF BOSTON 

PRINTING- DEPARTMENT 

1923 



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MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 




Contents. 



Introduction 

The City Government, 1926 

Officials of the Citj r Council 

Committees of the City Council 

Rules of the City Council . 

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

Amendments of City Charter in 1924 .... 

Officers in charge of executive departments, with term, etc., 

Notes on the executive departments, lists of their officials, with 

term of each 

Various City, County and State officers, with term, etc 

Various departments, commissions, courts, etc., with officials and 

assistants .... 

City Ordinances, 1925-1926 135 

Regulation of Building Heights 

Valuation of Boston 

Gain and Loss . . 

Boundaries of the 22 wards (new) 

Members of City Government by years, 1909-1925 
Mayors of Boston, 1822 to 1926 . . .... 

Chairmen of the Board of Aldermen, 1855 to 1909 
Presidents of the Common Council, 1822 to 1909 . 
Presidents of the City Council, 1909 to 1926 . 
Orators of Boston, annually appointed, 1771 to 1926 . 
Boston members of 1928 State Legislature .... 

Members of 69th Congress from Massachusetts, with Boston 

Congressional districts 

Foreign Consuls in Boston 



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INTRODUCTION. 



INTRODUCTION. 



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 87 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 earlier issuance. 





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PRESIDENT BOSTON CITY COUNCIL 



CITY GOVERNMENT. 



GOVERNMENT 

OF THE 

CITY OF BOSTON, 
1928. 



MALCOLM E. NICHOLS, Mayor. 

Residence, 
796 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain. 



BOSTON CITY COUNCIL, 1928. 

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.] 

THOMAS H. GREEN, 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, 270 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. Roger E. Deveney, 36 Walden street. 



10 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Ward 11. William A. Motley, Jr., 24 Thwing street. 

Ward 12. Herman L. Bush, 112 Homestead street. 

Ward 13. Frank E. Sullivan, 15 Robin Hood street. 

Ward 14. Israel Ruby, 102 Talbot avenue. 

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

Ward 16. Albert L. Fish, 12 Rowena street. 

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

Ward 18. Peter J. Murphy, 48 Woods avenue. 

Ward 19. Peter A. Murray, 7 St. John street. 

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

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

Ward 22. Edward M. Gallagher, 21 Oak Square 
avenue. 

[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 flagstaff's, the display of flags in the public 
grounds, and the roping off of streets and squares on public occasions. 

CLERK OF COMMITTEES. 

Office, City Hall, Room 56, fourth floor. 

John E. Baldwin. 

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. 

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STANDING COMMITTEE. 

Executive. — ■ All the members, Councillor Keene, Chairman. 



On the following committees the first-named member is Chairman. 
Appropriations. — Fitzgerald, Donovan, Bush, Ruby, Murphy, Fish. 

Gallagher. 
Claims. — Ruby, McMahon, Murray, Fish, Lynch. 
County Accounts. — ■ Fitzgerald, Arnold, Wilson, Donovan, Fish. 
Finance. — Bush, Murray, Sullivan, McMahon, Dowd, Wilson, Deveney, 
Inspection of Prisons. — McMahon, Ruby, Murphy, Lynch, Mahoney. 
Jitney Licenses. — Dowd, Donovan, Keene, Arnold, Murphy. 
Legislative Matters. — ■ Wilson, Arnold, Parkman, Murphy, Deveney. 
Ordinances. — Sullivan, Arnold, Wilson, Fitzgerald, Keene, Ward, Fish. 
Parkman Fund. — ■ Parkman, Ruby, Arnold, Dowd, McMahon. 
Printing. — Murray, Deveney, Mahoney, Dowling, Ward. 
Public Lands. — ■ Donovan, Keene, Fitzgerald, Motley, Deveney. 
Rules. — Arnold, Keene, Fitzgerald, McMahon, Gallagher. 
Soldiers' Relief. — Motley, Bush, Ward, Dowling, Parkman. 



SPECIAL COMMITTEES. 
Branch Libraries. — ■ Deveney, Sullivan, Bush, Motley, Mahoney. 
Greater Boston. — Murphy, Bush, Mahoney, Sullivan, Wilson, 

Dowling, Ward. 
Parks and Playgrounds. — Gallagher, Sullivan, Fish, Dowd, Lynch. 
Port of Boston. — Fish, Donovan, Motley, Lynch, Dowling. 
Public Safety. — Mahoney, Murray, Motley, Parkman, Gallagher, 

Ruby, Murphy. 
Unclaimed Baggage. — ■ Murray, Keene, Donovan. 



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

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

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

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

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



14 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Motions. 

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

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

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

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

Rule 16. A motion to adjourn shall be in order at any time, except 
on an immediate repetition, or pending a Verification of a vote; and that 
motion, the motion to lay on the table, the motion to take from the table, 
and the motion for the previous 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 before 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 of his intention to move a reconsideration at the 
next regular meeting; in which case the clerk shall retain possession of the 
papers until the next regular meeting. No member shall speak for more 
than ten minutes on a motion to reconsider. 

Rule 19. When a motion to reconsider has been decided, that 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, shall refrain from 
mentioning any other member by name, shall confine himself to the 
question and avoid personalities. Any member who, in debate or other- 
wise, indulges in personalities or makes charges reflecting upon the char- 
acter of another member, shall make an apology in open session at the 
meeting 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 committee, 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 naj's; and such application shall be accompanied 
by a brief statement of the reasons, and shall be decided without debate. 

Standing Committees. 

Rtjle 24. The following standing committees of the council, and all 
other committees, unless specially directed by the council, shall be ap- 
pointed by the president: 

l.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 se\en 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 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 cf 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. 

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

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

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

7. A committee on Jitney Licenses, to consist of five members of council. 

8. A committee on Legislature 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 all ordinances or orders concerning 
ordinances. 

10. A committee en 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. 

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 



RULES OF THE CITY COUNCIL. 17 

by the city council as one of its contigent or incidental expenses, and the 
supply of all stationery or binding for the same purpose. The committee 
shall fix the number of copies to be printed of any document printed as 
above, the minimum, however, tc be four hundred; and they shall have 
the right to make rules and regulations for the care, custody and distribu- 
tion 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, and to whom shall be referred 
all resolutions expressing opinions, principles, facts or purposes. 

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 while the council is in session. 

Rule 27. No person, excepting heads of departments, officials con- 
nected with the city council, and reporters, shall be allowed in the ante- 
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. 

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



18 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



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 authorized 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 application for an appropriation to be provided for by 
transfer shall be referred to the executive committee unless otherwise 
ordered, and no such appropriation shall be made until the said committee 
has reported thereon. 

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

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

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



AMENDED CITY CHARTER. 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 county ; 
nor in the appointment or removal of any municipal or county employee; 
nor in the expenditure of public money except such as may be necessary 
for the contingent and incidental expenses of the city council. The pro- 
visions of this section shall not affect the powers or duties of the city coun- 
cil as the successor of the present board of aldermen relative to state 
or military aid and soldiers' relief. 

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

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

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



AMENDED CITY CHARTER. 23 

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

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

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

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

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

Mayor. 

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

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

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

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



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 qualified voters in 
the city of Boston, who shall have been such for at least three years 
prior to the date of their appointment, one for the term of five years, 
one for four years, one for three years, one for two years, and one for 
one year, and thereafter as the terms of office expire in each year one 
member for a term of five years. Vacancies in the commission shall be 



AMENDED CITY CHARTER. 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 city council, the 
governor, or the general court. The commission shall make an 
annual report in January of each year to the general court. 

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

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

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

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



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 city or county money shall be 
deposited in any bank or trust company of which any member of the board 
of sinking fund commissioners of said city is an officer, director, or agent. 

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

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

Sect. 29. Within ninety days after the passage of this act and there- 
after there shall be published at least once a week and distributed and 
sold under the direction of the mayor and on terms to be fixed by the 
city council and approved by the mayor a paper to be known as the City 
Record. All advertising, whether required by law 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 City auditor to keep a copy 
of said list open for public inspection, and that it be printed as a public 
document in 1923 and 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 conjunction with other similar work or pur- 
chase which might properly be included in the same contract, amounts 
to or exceeds one thousand dollars, shall, unless the mayor gives written 
authority to do otherwise, invite proposals therefor by advertisement in 
the City Record. Such advertisement shall state the time and place for 
opening the proposals in answer to said advertisement, and shall reserve 
the right to the officer or board to reject any or all proposals. No authority 
to dispense with advertising shall be given by the mayor unless the said 
officer or board furnishes him with a signed statement which shall be 
published in the City Record giving in detail the reasons for not inviting 
bids by advertisement. 

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

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

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



AMENDED CITY CHARTER. 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 office of members of the school committee are hereby 
extended to the first Monday of February in the years in which their 
terms respectively expire, and hereafter the terms of office of members 
of the school committee shall begin with the first Monday of February 
following their election. The members of the school committee hereafter 
shall meet and organize annually on the first Monday of February. 

Sect. 34. In Boston beginning with the current year political committees 
shall be elected at the state primaries instead of at the 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 regular municipal election other than an election for mayor, 
or within four months after any regular municipal election, the city council 
shall forthwith order a special election for a mayor to serve for the unex- 
pired term, subject if the vacancy occurs in the first or second year of the 
mayor's term to recall under the provisions of the preceding section. If 
such vacancy occurs at any other time there shall be an election for mayor 
at the municipal election held in Januaryf next following, for the term 
of four years, subject to recall as aforesaid. In the case of the decease, 
inability, absence or resignation of the mayor, and whenever there is a 
vacancy in the office from any cause, the president of the city council 
while said cause continues or until a mayor is elected shall perform the 
duties of mayor. If he is also absent or unable from any cause to perform 
such duties they shall be performed until the mayor or president of the 
city council returns or is able to attend to said duties by such member of 
the city council as that body may elect, and until such election by the city 
clerk. The person upon whom such duties shall devolve shall be called 
"acting mayor" and he shall possess the powers of mayor only in matters 

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

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

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



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

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



AMENDED CITY CHARTER. 



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. 
CITY OF BOSTON 
NOMINATION PAPER. 
The undersigned, registered voters of the City of Boston qualified to vote for a candidate 
for the office named below, in accordance with law, make the following nomination of 
candidates to be voted for at the election to be held in the City of Boston on December 
19 . 



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



OFFICE FOR WHICH 
NOMINATED. 



RESIDENCE. 
Street and number, if any. 



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



SIGNATURES 

OF NOMINATORS. 

To be made in person. 


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


WARD. 


PREC. 


PRESENT 
RESIDENCE. 












ACCEPTANCE OF NOMINATION. 
We accept the above nominations. 

(Signature of Nominees.) 



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

Note. — The last clause of Sect. 53, containing the jurat, annulled in 
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 office except that not more than three or 
nine, as the case may be, candidates for city council may be included 
in one nomination paper, and not more than two candidates for school 
committee may be included in one nomination paper. Every voter may 
sign as many nomination papers for each office to be filled as there are 
persons to be elected thereto and no more. Nomination papers in each 
year shall be issued by the board of election commissioners on and after 
but not before the day next following the state election. 

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

Sect. 56. The names of candidates appearing on nomination papers 
shall when filed be a matter of public record; but the nomination papers 
shall not be open to public inspection until after certification. After 
such nomination papers have been filed, the election commissioners shall 
certify thereon the number of signatures which are the names of regis- 
tered voters in the city qualified to sign the same. They need not certify 
a greater number of names than are required to make a nomination, 
with one-fifth f of such number added thereto. All such papers found 
not to contain a number of names so certified equivalent to the number 
required to make a nomination shall be invalid. The election commis- 
sioners shall complete such certification on or before five o'clock p.m. 
on the sixteenth 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. 

f Changed to one-tenth by Chap. 730. 

X Changed to fifteenth. § Changed to thirteenth. 

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

** Sect. 55, amended by Chap. 65, Acts of 1921, leaving women voters 
as 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 political designation or mark, or anything showing how he was 
nominated or indicating his views or opinions. 

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

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

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

Sect. 62. All acts and parts of acts so far as inconsistent with this 
act are hereby repealed; all ordinances and parts of ordinances so far as 
inconsistent with this act are hereby annulled; and all acts and parts of 
acts affecting the city of Boston not inconsistent with the provisions 
of this act are continued in force: provided, however, that the provisions 
of chapter four hundred and forty of the acts of the year nineteen hundred 
and nine shall not apply to any election held hereunder prior to the first 

day of April in the year nineteen hundred and ten. 

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

[Approved June 11, 1909.] 

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



34 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



AMENDMENTS OF CITY CHARTER IN 1924. 



[Acts of 1924, Chapter 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 under 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 hundred 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 hundred and twenty-four, and 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, 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 fine, 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 thirty-two by section one of chapter seven hundred and thirty 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and fourteen and by section one of chapter 
two hundred 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 Jfi. 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 hundred 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 council 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 j^ears; 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 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 whicn 
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 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 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 hundred dollars each, nominated as here- 
tofore, except that the names of five hundred voters only shall 
be required to nominate each member. 



* Plan No. 2. A city council 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. 

# Adopted, Nov. 4, 1924. 



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, twenty, 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 qualified 
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 OF MASSACHUSETTS. 

CITY OF BOSTON. 

NOMINATION PAPER. 

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



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



Office for which 
nominated. 



Residence. 
Street and number if any. 



SIGNATURES AND RESIDENCE OF NOMINATORS. 

We certify that we have not subscribed to more nominations of candi- 
dates 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. 



Signatures op 
Nominators 
(To be made in Person.) 



Residence, 
April 1. 



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 officer 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 op 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 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 



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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 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; 
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 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, 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 nomi- 
nation subsequently certified by the election commissioners as hereinafter 
provided. Said nomination papers shall be in substantially the following 
form: 

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 
CITY OP 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 of 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. 



SIGNATURES OP NOM- 
INATORS. 

To be made in person. 


Residence 
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 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 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 lines, 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 lines, 
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 office 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 offices 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 fine, the word "annual" 
and inserting in place thereof the word : — biennial, — so as to read as 
follows : — Section 59. 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-four 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 and the term of office as prescribed by statute, ordinance, or both 
by each. Heads of departments and members of municipal boards appointed 
by the Mayor are subject to approval by the Massachusetts Civil Service Com- 
mission. (See Acts of 1909, Chap. 486, Sects. 9-13; Acts of 1912, Chap. 550.) 







Appointed 


ob Elected. 


Teem. 




How 
Created. 










Officers. 


By Whom. 


When. 


Begins. 


Length. 


Art Commission (Five), 


Statute. . . 


Mayor. . . 


Annually, 
one 


May 1 . . 


5 yrs. 


Assessors (Three) 


« 


a 


Annually, 
one 


April 1 . . 


3 " 


Auditor 


Ord 


a 


Quadren- 
nially 


May 1 . . 






4 " 


Budget Commissioner, 


u 


u 


Quadren- 
nially 


" 1.. 


4 " 


Building Commissioner, 
City Clerk 


Statute. . . 

a 


a 

City 
Council. 


Quadren- 
nially 

Triennially, 


" 1.. 

1st Mon. 
in Jan . . 


4 " 




3 " 


City Planning Board 
(Five) 


Ord 


Mayor. . . 


Annually, 
one 


May 1 . . 






5 " 


Collector 


Statute. . . 


a 


Quadren- 
nially 


" 1.. 






4 " 


Corporation Counsel.. . . 

Election Commissioners 
(Four) 


Ord 
Statute. . . 


Mayor... . 

a 


Quadren- 
nially 

Annually, 
one 


May 1 . . 
April 1 . . 


4 " 

4 " 



CHIEF OFFICERS OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS. 45 





How 
Created. 


Appointed 


ob Elected. 


Tebm. 




By Whom. 


When. 


Begins. 


Length. 


Fire Commissioner 


Statute. . . 


Mayor. . . 


Quadren- 
nially 


May 1 . . 


4yrs. 


Health Commissioner. . . 


Ord 


tt 


Quadren- 
nially 


it 1 


4 " 


Hospital Trustees 
(Five) 


Statute. . . 


a 


Annually, 
one 


it 1 






5 " 


Institutions- Commis- 
sioner 


Orel 


ti 


Quadren- 
nially 


" 1.. 






4 " 


Library Trustees (Five) 


a 


it 


Annually, 
one 


tt -1 


5 " 


Markets, Superintend- 
ent of 


it 


" ... 


Quadren- 
nially 


a I 






4 " 


Overseers of the Pub- 
lic Welfare (Twelve), 


Statute. . . 


it 


Annually, 
four 


" 1 


3 " 


Park Commissioners 
(Three) 


it 


ti 


Annually, 
one 


a i 






3 " 


Penal Commissioner. . . . 


Ord 


tl 


Quadren- 
nially 


it I 


4 " 


Printing, Superintend- 
ent of 


a 


ti 


Quadren- 
nially 


tt 1 






4 " 


Public Buildings, Su- 
perintendent of 


a 


tt 


Quadren- 
nially 


ti i 


4 " 


Public Works, Com- 
missioner of 


a 


« ... 


Quadren- 
nially 


tt I 






4 " 


Registrar, City 


Statute. . . 


Mayor. . . 


Quadren- 
nially 


ti -I 


4, " 


Schoolhouse Commis- 
sioners (Three) 


« 


tt 


Annually, 
one 


June 1 . . 


3 " 



46 



MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 







Appointed 


ok Elected. 


Term. 




How 
Created. 










Officers. 


By Whom. 


When. 


Begins. 


Length. 


Sinking Funds Com- 
missioners (Six) 


Statute. . . 


Mayor. . . 


Annually, 
two 


May 1 . . 


3 yrs. 


Solidiers' Relief Com- 
missioner 


a 


a 


Quadren- 
nially, . 


" 1.. 


4 " 


Statistics Trustees 
(Five) 


Ord 


■ ... 


Annually, 
one 


" 1.. 


5 " 


Street Commissioners 
(Three) 


Statute. . . 


a 


Annually, 
one 


1st Mon. 
in Jan... 






3 " 


Supplies, Superintend- 
ent of 


Ord 


tt 


Quadren- 
nially,. 


May 1 . . 






4 " 


Transit Commissioners 
(Three) 


a 


it 


Annually. . 


" 1.. 


1 " 


Treasurer 


Statute. . . 


tt 


Quadren- 
nially 


" 1.. 






4 " 


Vessels, Weighers of. . . . 


a 


tt 


Annually, 
two 


" 1.. 


1 " 


Weights and Measures, 
Sealer of . . 


it 


it 



















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, Chaps. 
280, 367, 788; Stat. 1914, Chaps. 274 and 730; Rev. Ord. 1914, 
Chap. 2; Spec. Stat. 1915, Chaps. 184, 348; Spec. Stat. 1918, Chap. 94; 
Gen. Stat. 1919, Chap. 75; Stat. 1920, Chaps. 6, 312, 613; Stat. 1921, 
Chaps. 169, 407, 497; Stat. 1922, Chaps. 35, 399, 521; 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.) 

187a Blackstone Street. 

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. IV, 
Spec. Stat. 1919, Chap. 87.] 

OFFICIALS. 

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

commissioners. * 

George H. Eogell, 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, 
statue, bust, bas-relief, or other sculpture for the City shall be made by 
said Board, acting by a majority of its members, subject to the approval 
of the Mayor. By Chap. 87, Special Acts of 1919, all works of art owned 
by the City were placed in the custody and care of the art Commissioners. 

* The Commissioners 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. Holland, Secretary. 

ASSESSORS. 

Edward T. Kelly. Term ends April 1, 1930. 
Neal J. Holland. Term ends April 1, 1931. 
Horace B. Mann. Term ends June 15, 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. 

Assistant Assessors for 1928. 
Ward 1. — First Part.— Michael J. Toumey, 379 Charles street. 
Ward 1. — Second Part. — Francis J. Turcotte, 169 Bennington street, 

East Boston. 
Ward 2. — First Part.- — ■ Francis J. Ryan, 11 Burwell road, West Roxbury. 
Ward 2. — Second Part. — -John F. Fitzpatrick, 345 Neponset avenue, 

Dorchester. 
Ward 3. — First Part. — • Daniel A. Downey, 92 Sheridan street, Jamaica 

Plain. 
Ward 3. — Second Part. — Jacob Rosenberg, 37 Allen street. 
Ward 3. — Third Part. — Henry T. Hartmere, 59 Centre street, Dorchester. 
Ward 3. — Fourth Part. — Timothy W. Murphy, 11 Zamora street, Jamaica 

Plain. 
Ward 3. — Fifth Part. — Harry C. Byrne, 2371 Washington street, Roxbury. 
Ward 3. — Sixth Part. — Michael J. Brophy, 18 Tremont street. 
Ward 3.- — ■ Seventh Part. — Arthur L. Curry, 266 Arborway, Jamaica Plain. 
Ward 3. — ■ Eighth Part.— Fred W. Burleigh, Peabody square, Dorchester. 
Ward 3. — Ninth Part. — ■ Alexander P. Brown, 17 Alpha road, Dorchester. 
Ward 3. — Tenth Part.— Henry J. Ireland, 20 Folsom street, Dorchester. 
Ward 3. — Eleventh Part. — ■ Lucian J. Priest, 59 High street, Charlestown. 

Ward 4- — First Part. — Edward L. Hopkins, 87 Farragut road, South 
Boston. 

Ward 4- — Second Part. — Charles A. Murphy, 74 Moseley street, Dor- 
chester. 

Ward 5. — First Part. — Augustus D. McLennan, 86 Ruthven street, 
Roxbury. 

Ward 5. — Second Part. — Warren F. Freeman, Jr., 31 Milk street. 

Ward 5.— Third Part.— Edmund G. White, 192 Faneuil street, Brighton. 

Ward 6. — First Part. — Matthew H. Doyle, 6 Beacon street. 

Ward 6. — Second Part. — Arthur W. Smith, 105 Warren street, Roxbury. 

Ward 7. — Maurice J. Power, 10 Tremont street. 

Ward 8. — William F. Morrissey, 1636 Columbia road, South Boston. 

Ward 9.— Frederick F. Smith, 51 Cornhill. 

Ward 10. — Philip E. Conroy, 50 Ceylon street, Dorchester. 

Ward 11. — John J. Chapman, 837 East Third street, South Boston 

Ward 12. — First Part. — William A. Creney, 114 Greenbrier street, Dor- 
chester. 



ASSESSING DEPARTMENT. 51 

Ward 12. — ■ Second Part. — Arthur C. Quincy, 73 Tremont street. 
Ward 13. — Edward E. McGrath, 559 Ashmont street, Dorchester. 
Ward 14- — First Part. — John M. Machugh, 15 Royce road, Allston. 
Ward 14- — Second Part. — G. Fred Pierce, 827 Adams street, Dorchester. 
Ward 15. — Thomas H. Dacey, 159 Devonshire street. 
Ward 16. — First Part. — John J. Dailey, 218 Adams street, Dorchester. 
Ward 16. — Second Part. — Charles H. Warren, 14 Wheatland avenue, 

Dorchester. 
Ward 17. — Albert F. Hennessey, 34 Pond street, Dorchester. 
Ward 18.— First Part. — Joseph P. Dempsey, 97 Pierce avenue, Dor- 
chester. 
Ward 18. — Second Part. — Frederick A. Robinson, 641 South street, 

Roslindale. 
Ward 18. — Third Part. — Leopold F. Quinn, 25 Garnet road, West Rox- 

bury. 
Ward 19. — ■ First Part. — Richard F. Pierce, 58 Hunnewell avenue, 

Brighton. 
Ward 19. — Second Part. — John J. Butler, 69 Penfield street, Roslindale. 
Ward 20. — First Part. — Joseph A. McMorrow, 45 Englewood avenue, 

Brighton. 
Ward 20. — Second Part. — Paul J. Oswald, 100 Tyndale street, Roslindale. 
Ward 20. — Third Part. — ■ Adolph H. Brauneis, 11 Zamora street, Jamaica 

Plain. 
Ward 21. — First Part. — John J. O'Connor, 557 East Broadway, South 

Boston; 
Ward 21. — Second Pari. — John H. Hout, 21 Saxton street, Dorchester. 
Ward 22. — George F. O'Callaghan, 159 Devonshire street. 

Second Assistant Assessors. 
Philip J. Camerlengo, 113 Eutaw street, East Boston. 
Hugh J. Casey, 11A Bayard street, Allston. 
Ida M. Craig, 53 Wren street, West Roxbury. 
Oliver F. Davenport, 15 Moultrie street. 
Albert J. A. Gleason, 4 Athol street, Allston. 
Simon Goldberg, 80 Hutchings street. 
Otto Kramer, 14 Meredith street, West Roxbury. 
Charlotte Mahoney, 157 Adams street. 
Joseph B. Mclellan, 24 Boylston street, Jamaica Plain. 
Julia F. Mullen, 15 Bailey street, Dorchester. 
Cesare L. Paraboschi, 3825 Washington street, Roslindale. 
John A. Reagan, 10 Roach street, Dorchester. 
Hilda G. Smith, 38 Westland avenue. 
Albert Soosman, 75 Allen street. 
Charles H. Stevens, 326 A Bunker Hill street. 
Elizabeth R. White, 53 Clearway street. 
George 0. Wood, 504 Ashmont street, Dorchester. 



52 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



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. 192], 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 published 
by the Auditor since 1825. These reports now contain in addition various 
financial tables relating to appropriations, debt, etc., and a full account of 
the trust funds, also lists of City property, by departments. Less com- 
plete reports were published by finance committees from 1811 to 1824, 
inclusive. Since June 1, 1867, the Auditor has published monthly exhibits 
of all City and County expenditures. 

The City Auditor is also Auditor of the County of Suffolk and Secretary 
of the Board of Commissioners of Sinking Funds. (Rev. Ord. 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. 
John B. Htnes, 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 {%. e., Boston Building Law) as amended; Stat. 
1910, Chaps. 284, 571, 631; Stat. 1911, Chaps. 76, 129, 342; Stat. 
1912, Chaps. 259, 713; Ord. 1912, Chaps. 3, 9; Stat. 1913, Chaps. 50, 



BUILDING DEPARTMENT. 53 

577, 280, 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, 786; Spec. Stat. 1915, Chaps. 254, 306, 333, 352; 
Gen. Stat. 1916, Chap. 118 and Spec. Stat. Chaps. 248, 277; Spec. 
Stat. Chap. 86; Spec. Stat. 1917, Chap. 221; Spec. Stat, 1918, Chaps. 
104, 115, 179 (i. e., Building Law amended and codified); Spec. Stat, 
1919, Chaps. 32, 155, 158, 163; Stat. 1920, Chaps. 91, 266, 268, 455, 
645, 440; Ord. 1920, Chap. 10; Ord. 1921, Chaps. 1, 5; Stat. 1921, 
Chaps. 60, 109, 137, 280, 298, 476; Stat. 1922, Chaps. 61, 126, 174, 316; 
Stat. 1923, Chaps. 108, 278, 462; Stat. 1924, Chaps. 332, 335, 412 and 
488; R. O. 1925, 68, 415; Stat. 1925, Chaps. 219 and 335; Stat. 1926, 
Chaps. 182 and 350; Stat, 1927, Chaps. 42, 45, 82, 220, 246 and 342.] 

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. Dxjnigan, 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. Farrell, 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. 



54 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

OFFICIALS. 

John F. Hickey, Chairman. 

Mary C. Dowd, Permanent Secretary. 

THE BOARD. 

John F. Hickey. Term ends in 1928. 
Thomas K. Reynolds. Term ends in 1926. 
Albert J. Carpenter. Term ends in 1930. 

The Board of Examiners was established in 1912 as an adjunct of the 
Building Department, to consist of three members, appointed by the 
Mayor. The duties of these examiners are to determine the qualifica- 
tions of persons taking charge or control of the construction, alteration, 
removal or tearing down of buildings; to register and classify those who 
are competent according to fitness and certify such to the Building Com- 
missioner. Each examiner is to receive ten dollars for every day or part 
thereof of actual service, but not more than $1,000 in any one year. 
(Chairman $1,200.) 

The fees to be paid to the Board are: for new license, $5.00, and each 
annual renewal, $2.00; special license, $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 Labor Union; also one member of 



BOARD OF ZONING ADJUSTMENT. 



55 



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 applicant 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. 



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 . . . 

William H. Say ward 

Eliot N. Jones 


City Planning Board 


Ex-officio. 


Master Builders' Association 


1931 


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 O. Whitney 


Boston Central Labor Union 


1929 


Boston Society of Civil Engineers 


1929 


Frank W. Merrick 


United Improvement Association 


1928 


Frank Brewster 


Boston Real Estate Exchange 


1927 


Leo Schwartz 


Appointed by the Mayor. 





56 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

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. 

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 locality, 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 



COLLECTING DEPARTMENT. 57 

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. 

CITY PLANNING DEPARTMENT. 
Office, 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. Herlihy, 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 town in the State having a population of more than 
10,000 is authorized and directed to create a board to be known as the 
Planning Board, whose duty 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. 



58 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

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; 
Stat. 1910, Chap. 520; Stat. 1911, Chaps. 304, 469, 517, 550, 735; 
Stat. 1912, Chaps. 275, 471, 483, 641; Stat. 1913, Chaps. 286, 835; 
Stat. 1914, Chap. 730; Rev. Ord. 1914, Chap. 15; Gen. Stat. 1915, 
Chaps. 48, 91; Gen. Stat. 1916, Chaps. 16, 43, 81, 87, 179; Gen. 
Stat. 1917, Chap. 29; Gen. Stat. 191S, Chap. 74; Stat. 1920, Chaps. 
129, 142; Stat. 1921, Chaps. 65, 93, 114, 209, 288, 340, 387; Ord. 1921, 
Chap. 7; 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. 59 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 
Office, City, Building Bristol street. 
[Stat. 1850, Chap. 262; Stat. 1895, Chap. 449, §§9-11; Rev. Orel 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 Department. 
Daniel F. Sennott, Chief of Department. 
Henry A. Fox, Assistant Chief. 
Walter M. McLean, Deputy Chief. 
John J. Kelley, Deputy Chief. 
Albert J. Caulfield, Deputy Chief. 
Thomas H. Downey, 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 Diirision. 
James P. Maloney, Chief Clerk. 

The Boston Fire Department was organized in 1837. It is in charge 
of 1 Commissioner, 1 Executive Secretary, 1 Chief of Department, 1 
Assistant Chief of Department, 6 Deputy Chiefs, 30 District Chiefs, 1 
Superintendent of Fire Alarm, 1 Superintendent of Maintenance, 1 Medical 
Examiner, 1 Supervisor of High Pressure, Steam and Marine Service, 1 
Engineer of Motor Apparatus, 76 Captains, 111 Lieutenants, 1,243 En- 
gineers, Assistant Engineers, Apparatus Operators, Assistant Apparatus 
Operators, Masters, Aides, Hosemen and Laddermen, 18 Clerks, 16 Fire 
Alarm Operators, 122 Mechanics, painters, carpenters, linemen, repairers, 
electricians and workmen. 

Total officers, engineers, privates and employees (including Wire 
Division) 1678. 

There are 62 fire stations, a fire alarm branch with 55 employees, 
operating 1,412 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 



60 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

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, 33 
Inspectors, 1 Telephone Operator, 1 Stenciller, 1 Chauffeur. 
A total of 47 men (included in above 1,678.) 

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. Dis- 
tricts 1 to 5 inch 

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

Third Division. In charge of Deputy Chiefs Walter M. McLean and 
Frank A. Sweeney. Headquarters, Ladder House 23, Grove Hall. 
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, Engine House 5, Marion st. Apparatus — 
Engines, Nos. 5, 9, 11, 40, 47 (fireboat); Ladders, 2, 21; Ladder, 31. 

Dist. 2 (Charlestown). Philip A. Tague and Hamilton A. McClay, 
Dist. Chiefs. Headquarters, Engine House 50, Winthrop st. Appara- 
tus—Engines, Nos. 27, 32, 36, 50; Ladders, 9, 22. 

Dist. 3 (Boston Proper and South Boston). Michael F. Silva and 
John J. Kenney, Dist. Chiefs. Headquarters, Ladder House 18, Pitts- 
burgh st. Apparatus — Engines, Nos. 25, 38, 39, 44 (fireboat); Ladders, 
8, 18; Water Tower, 1 and 3. 

Dist. 4 (North End). Avery B. Howard and John F. McDonough, 
Dist. Chiefs. Headquarters, Engine House 4, Bulfinch st. Apparatus 
— Engines, Nos. 4, 6, 8; fireboat, 31; Ladders, 1, 24. 

Dist. 5 (Boston Proper). Louis C. Stickel and John F. Watson, 
Dist. Chiefs. Headquarters, Engine House 7, East st. Apparatus — 
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). Napeen Boutilier 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. 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 



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Dist. 8 (Roxbury). Frank J. Sheeran and Victor H. Richer, Dist. 

Chiefs. Headquarters, Ladder House 12, Tremont st. Apparatus — 

Engines, Nos. 13, 14, 37; Ladders, 12, 26. 
Dist. 11 (Brighton). Cornelius J. O'Brien 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 17, Meeting House Hill. 
Apparatus — Engines, Nos. 17, 18, 52; Ladders, 7, 29. 

Dist. 12 (Jamaica Plain). John N. Lally and Dennis Driscoll, 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). James Mahoney and 
James 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 John F. Murphy, 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) 


Dorchester st., cor. Fourth, 

South Boston. 
Fourth st., cor. O, S. Boston, 


Wm. F. Field, Capt. 




E. Conners, Capt. 


3 (Auto combination) 


Harrison ave., cor. Bristol 

St. 


Daniel Martell, Capt. 




E. G. Chamberlain, Capt. 


5 (Auto combination) 


Marion street, E. Boston. . . 


Thomas F. Ryan, Capt. 
















Salem street 


Hugh J. Goodfellow, 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. 



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MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

fire engines. — Continued. 



Ntjmbeh, Etc. 


Location. 


Chief Officer. 


9 (Auto combination) 


Paris street, East Boston. . . 


T. J. Flynn, Capt. 


10 (Auto combination) 


Mt. Vernon st., cor. River. . 


D. J. O'Brien, Capt. 


12 (Auto combination) 


Cor. Saratoga and Byron 

streets, East Boston. 
Dudley street, Roxbury. . . . 


J. W. Dwyer, Capt. 
Wm. B. Jennings, Capt. 




Cabot street, Roxbury 


Dennis J. Bailey, Capt. 






Charles H. McDonnell, Capt. 


16 (Auto combination) 


Cor. Broadway and Dor- 
chester avenue. 
River street, Dorchester. . . . 


Michael D. Sullivan, Capt. 
James F. O'Connell, Capt. 


17 (Auto combination) 


Meeting House Hill, Dor. . . 


Martin F. Mulligan, Capt. 




Harvard street, Dorchester. 


Wm. Levis, Capt. 




Norfolk street, Dorchester. . 


D. M. Shaughnessey, Capt. 




Walnut street, Dorchester. . 


F. I. Adams, Capt. 


21 (Auto combination) 


Columbia road, Dorchester, 


F. G. Avery, Capt. 












PatrickF.McDonough.Capt. 


24 (Auto combination) 


Cor. Warren and Quincy sts. 


Chas. A. Thompson, Capt. 


25 (Auto combination) 


Fort Hill square 


Wm. F. Donovan, Capt. 


26 (Auto combination) 


Bulfinch st. (Temp.) 


Jos. F. Humphrey, Capt. 


27 (Auto combination) 


Elm street, Charlestown 


T. F. Roach, Capt. 


28 (Auto combination) 


Centre st., Jamaica Plain. . 


M. F. Conley, Capt. 


29 (Auto combination) 


Chestnut Hill ave., Brighton, 


Jos. H. Ferreira, Capt. 




Centre st., West Roxbury. . 


W. F. Heldt, Capt. 


31 (Fireboat) 




E. N. Montgomery, Capt. 


32 (Auto combination) 


Bunker Hillst., Charlestown, 


F. J. Sullivan, Capt. 


33 (Auto combination) 


Boylston and Hereford sts., 


J. P. Hanton, Capt. 


34 (Auto combination) 


Western avenue, Brighton. . 


Chas. A. Wolfe, Capt. 






(See Eng. 26 above.) 


36 (Auto combination) 


Monument St., Charlestown, 


G. E. Darragh, Capt. 




Longwood and Brookline 


Florence Donohue, Capt. 


38 and 39 (Auto combina- 
tion). 


avenues. 
Congress st., South Boston.. 

Sumner St., East Boston. . . 


E. B. Chittick, Capt. 
Patrick J. Ryan, Capt. 


41 (Auto combination) 


Harvard avenue, Brighton. . 


J. W. Shea, Capt. 






M. F. Minehan, Capt. 




Andrew sq., South Boston, 


D. J. Coughlin, Capt. 


44 (Fireboat) 













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fire engines. — Concluded. 



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Number, Etc. 


Location. 


Chief Officers. 


45 (Auto combination) 


Poplar street, Roslindale. . . 


E. 0. Haines, Capt. 




Dorchester ave., Ashmont. . 


Wm. Hart, Capt. 


47 (Fireboat) 




J. P. Walsh, Capt. 


50 (Auto combination) 


Harvard ave. and Winthrop 

street, Hyde Park. 
Milton and Hamilton streets, 

Readville. 
Winthrop St., Charlestown, 


C. A. Fernakl, and 

Edward J. Locke, Capts. 
George P. Smith, Lieut. 

J. H. Laughlin, Capt. 




Oak square, Brighton 


J. E. Redman, Capt. 


52 (Auto combination) 


Callender and Lyons sts., 

Dorchester. 
Walk Hill and Wenham sts., 

Forest Hills. 


L. D. Merrill, Capt. 
A. J. Burns, Capt. 



LADDER TRUCKS. 



Number, Etc. 


Location. 


Chief Officer. 




Friend St., Warren square . . 


P. J. Laffey, Capt. 




Paris street, East Boston. . . 


Edward F. McCarthy, Capt. 


3 (Motor aerial truck) 


Harrison ave., cor. Bristol 

St. 

Dudley st., cor. Winslow, 


F. F. Leary, Capt. 




C. T. Farren, Capt. 




Rox. 

Fourth st., near Dorchester 

St. 

River St., cor. Temple, Dor., 


J. J. Lunny, Capt. 


6 (Motor truck) 




7 (Motor truck) 


Patrick J. Craig, Lieut. 
Daniel F. Crowley, Capt. 






Jas. J. Harrington, Capt. 


9 (Aerial with tractor) 


331 Main st., Charlestown. . 


M. L. Galvin, Capt. 


10 (Motor truck) 


659 Centre St., Jamaica PL, 
Chestnut Hill ave., Brighton, 
1046 Tremont st., Rox 


W. M. Phelan, Lieut. 


11 (Motor aerial truck) 

12 (Motor aerial truck) 


Wm. E. Thompson, Lieut. 
T. P. Lohan, Lieut. 
John L. Cranlisk, Lieut. 
J. H. Leary, Capt. 


13 (Motor aerial truck) 




Wm. J. Shepard, Capt. 




Harvard ave., Allston 


F. R. Brophy, Capt. 


15 (Motor aerial truck) 


Boylston st., cor. Hereford. . 


G. F. Doyle, Capt. 


16 (Motor truck) 




S. A. Dwight, Capt. 






T. F. Donovan, Capt. 








19 (Motor truck) 


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


John McCarthy, Capt. 


20 (Motor aerial truck) 


J. F. Curley, Lieut. 
John J. Devine, Capt. 



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ladder trucks. — Concluded. 



Number, Etc. 



Location. 



Chief Officer. 



21 (Motor truck) 

22 (Motor truck) 

23 (Motor aerial truck) 

24 (Motor truck) 

25 (Motor truck) 

26 (Aerial, with tractor) 

27 (Motor truck) 

28 (Motor truck) 

29 (Motor truck witb chem- 

ical.) 

30 (Motor aerial truck with 

chemical). 

31 (Motor truck) 



Saratoga and Byron sts., 
E. B. 

44 Monument st., Charles- 
town. 

Grove Hall, Dor 

North Grove st 

Centre st., near Bellevue, 

West Roxbury. 
Longwood and Brookline 

avenues. 
Walnut street, Dor 

Harvard ave. and Winthrop 

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

Dor. 
Egleston square, Rox 

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



P. F. McLeavey, Lieut. 

Chas. Ingersoll, Capt. 

Thos. E. Flanagan, Capt. 

Thos. F. McGowan, Capt. 

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

John Hogan, Lieut. 
Edward McNamara, Lieut. 
F. B. Sanborn, Lieut. 
Richard A. Dinin, Lieut. 
W. A. J. Drinan, Capt. 

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



WATER TOWERS. 



Numbee, Etc. 


Location. 


Chief Officer. 


WATER TOWERS, ETC. 

1 (With tractor; 






2 (With tractor) 




Egbert R. Murphy, Lieut. 


3 (With tractor) 




George L. Evanson, Lieut. 




James J. Crowley, Lieut. 
D. J. Hurley, Capt. 















TOTAL EQUIPMENT IN USE AND IN RESERVE. 

In Use: Auto combination gasolene engines, 45 triple combination 
gasolene engines, 5; marine pumpers or flreboats, 3; total engines, 53; 
combination chemical and. hose cars, 47; auto ladder trucks, 31 (18 aerial); 
auto water towers, 3; officers' cars, 31; auto delivery trucks, 12; two 
rescue companies with pulmotors, etc., one auto wrecker, total automo- 
biles, 180, of which 136 are apparatus; salt wagons, 14, hose and other 
pungs, 65. Leading hose and suction hose, about 184,000 feet. 

In Reserve: Auto gasoline engines, 8; tractor drawn steamers, 3; 
auto chemical and hose cars, 7; auto ladder trucks, 7 (3 aerial); one 
auto water tower, 8 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 



HEALTH DEPARTMENT. 65 

elected annually by all the members, are constituted a corporate body for 
the purpose of holding and administering the Firemen's Relief 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, Chaps. 
269, 640; Stat. 1911, Chap. 287; Stat. 1912, Chaps. 448, 486; Stat. 
1913; Chap. 586; Stat. 1914, Chaps. 627, 628; Rev. Ord. 1914, Chaps. 
17, 40; Ord. 1914, 2d Series, Chap. 1; Ord. 1915, Chap. 1; Spec. Stat. 
1915, Chap. 346; Ord. 1915, Chaps. 3 and 4; Spec. Stat. 1919, Chap. 
163; Stat. 1920, Chap. 100; Stat. 1921, Chaps. 94, 111; Stat. 1922, 
Chap. 61; Ord. 1926, Chap. 3.] 

OFFICIALS. 

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

Term ends in 1930. 
Stephen L. Malonet, 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 J. Bailey, M.D., in charge of Communicable Diseases. 

George T. O'Donnell, M.D., in charge cf Tuberculosis. 

chief division assistants. 
G. Alexander Burr, M.D.V., Veterinarian in charge of Abattoir Inspection. 
Robert E. Dyer, D.V.S., Veterinarian in charge of Dairy Inspection. 
Frank E. Mott, Inspector of Milk. 

The first Board of Health in Boston was established in 1799, under 
the special statue 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 cf Health was established by an ordi- 
nance of December 2, 1872. It published annual reports, beginning 
with 1873. By Chap. 1, Ord. 1914, 2d Series, the department was placed 
in charge of one executive, the Health Commissioner, who appoints the 
deputy commissioners. Chap. 1, Ord. 1915, provided that the quarantine 
service should pass from the control of the Health Dept, when the property 
was leased to the United States, in effect June 1, 1915. 



66 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

On Oct. 26, 1926, the Conservation Bureau of the City of Boston (Sec. 
5, Chap. 18, 1926) was abolished, and instead there was created a Con- 
servation Division within the Health Department. March 31, 1927, 
Ordinance enacted abolishing the Boston Sanatorium Department and 
placing the tuberculosis Hospital at Mattapan under the jurisdiction of 
the Trustees of the Boston City Hospital; all other powers and duties and 
the Out-patient Department were transferred to the Health Commissioner. 



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. 
Alexander Whiteside, Secretary. 

TRUSTEES.* 

Joseph P. Manning, Term ends in 1931. 
Carl Dreyfus, Term ends in 1930. 
George G. Sears, M.D., Term ends in 1928. 
Henry S. Rowen, M.D., Term ends in 1932. 

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 Relief 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. 

Edmund 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. 

* The Trustees serve without compensation. 



HOSPITAL DEPARTMENT. 67 

Panos Dukakis, M.D. — Night Executive Assistant. 

Alexander J. A. Campbell, M.D. — Resident Surgeon. 

Herbert G. Dunphy, M.D. — Assistant Resident Surgeon. 

F. B. Mallort, M.D.— Pathologist. 

George R. Minot, M.D. — Director of Thorndike Laboratory. 

Joseph T. Wearn, M.D. — Associate 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., Hay ward W. Cushing, M.D., Francis S. Watson, M.D., 
George H. Monks, M.D., Morton Prince, M.D., Elliott P. Joslin, M.D., 
Henry Jackson, M.D., George G. Sears, M.D., John Bapst Blake, M.D., 
Paul Thorndike, M.D., John L. Ames, M.D., Fred B. Lund, M.D., How- 
ard A. Lothrop, M.D. 

Consulting 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 Physicians in Neurology. — Arthur W. Fairbanks, M.D., 
John J. Thomas, 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., George R. Minot, M.D., Francis W. Palfrey, M.D., Cadis 
Phipps, M.D. 

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. Hallisey, M.D., John A. Foley, M.D., George O. 
Shattuck, M.D., Louis J. Ullian, 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 W. Gay, 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 Fraser, M.D. 

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



68 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

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

Assistants 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. 
Williams, 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. — Harry Schwartzman, M.D., 
Thomas J. Hagan, M.D., Paul G. Haire, M.D., Robert W. French, 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. Fresd- 
man, M.D. 

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

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 R. Dwyer, M.D., Chester R. Mills, M.D., Francis G. Miniter, M.D. 

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

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

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

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

Assistant Visiting Anesthetists. — William A. Noonan, M.D., Sidney C. 
Wiggin, 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 Physicians for Neurology. — Maxwell E. MacDonald, 
M.D., William G. Lennox, M.D., Frank Fremont-Smith, M.D. 



HOSPITAL DEPARTMENT. 69 

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

Rozntgenologist-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 Immunology. — 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., Eli Friedman, 
M.D. 

Assistant Visiting Pediatrician. — John J. Dunphy, M.D. 

Junior Visiting Pediatricians. — 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. 

Assistant Physicians.— Morris Prizer, M.D., Fred Heimlich, M.D., 
Charles T. Hinshaw, 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. 
Larynologist. — Charles E. Shay, 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. Hunt, M.D. 
Assistant Resident Medical Officer. — Samuel Brown, M.D. 
Assistant Resident Medical Officer. — Emory W. DeKay, M.D. 
Assistant Resident Medical Officer. — Benjamin F. Sieve, M.D. 



70 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



HAYMAEKET SQUARE RELIEF STATION. 

Resident Surgeons. — Bernard F. Devine, M.D., George Robbins, M.D. 

EAST BOSTON RELIEF STATION. 

Resident Surgeons. — Arthur G. Holland, M.D., James A. Dumas, M.D. 

PHYSICIANS TO THE CONVALESCENT HOME. 

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

Joseph J. O'Brien, 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 over 80,000 annually, with over 300,000 
visits of out-patients. 

The Thorndikb 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 George R. Minot, M.D., Director, 
Joseph T. Wearn, M.D., Associate Director, six Assistant Physicians, 
three Resident Physicians and four Volunteer Assistants. 

New Gynecological and Obstetrical Building. 

The new Gynecological and Obstetrical Building was first opened to 
patients on March 28, 1927, with a capacity of 151 beds and 78 bassinettes. 

This new building contains six floors above the basement, the first 
two for gynecological cases, the third, fourth and fifth for obstetrical cases, 
while the operating and delivery rooms are on the sixth floor. Each 
ward is divided into cubicles with part plaster and part glass partitions. 
'Each cubicle is supplied with every comfort, even to a radio outlet at the 
head of the bed. Each obstetrical ward contains a nursery divided by 
glass partitions into three units of ten cribs each. The partitions open 
so that the three units can be thrown into one room. On each obstetrical 
floor there is a five-bed ward for isolation and a five-bed ward for 
prematures. 



LAW DEPARTMENT. 71 



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 Alma Cotter, Deputy Commissioner. 
John J. Ryan, Supt. of Long Island Hospital. 

The Department has charge of the Long Island Hospital, the Child 
Welfare and the Registration Division. 

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 1927 a total of 2,037 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. 
They are placed under careful supervision in foster homes within the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts. January 1, 1928, the division had 840 
children in its care, was using 12 different institutions for medical care or 
special training and 400 foster homes. 

The Registration Division, Room 5, City Hall, receives and investigates 
applications for care of dependents, determines legal settlements, and 
supervises the commitment of the insane. 

The Department has under its control Rainsford 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 1923-1926 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. 
Vittorio Orlandini, Assistant Corporation Counsel. 
Charles J. Innes, Assistant Corporation Counsel. 



72 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Edwin D. Gallagher, Assistant Corporation Counsel. 
Sadie Lipner Shulman, Assistant Corporation Counsel. 
Walter J. O'M alley, 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. 

Louis E. Kirstein, President. 
Gordon Abbott, 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. 
Clifton H. Dwinnell. Term ends in 1930. 
Louis E. Kirstein. Term ends in 1929. 
Guy W. Currier. Term ends in 1928. 

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

* The Trustees serve without compensation. 



LIBRARY DEPARTMENT. 73 

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 $2,758,384, 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 ($1,104,569 in 1927) 
$125,000 was used for the purchase of books and periodicals. The Library 
trust funds in the custody of the City Treasurer amounted to $755,082 
on January 1, 1928. 

The annual reports, the first of which appeared in 1852, ha^e 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, 1928, 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, 
232 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, 1928, there were 141,401 cardholders having the right to 
draw books for home use. The total number of volumes was 1,418,489, 
including newspapers and periodicals. Books issued in 1927, for home 
use and for use through schools and institutions, numbered 3,705,657. 

CENTRAL LIBRARY, COPLEY SQUARE. 

Lending and reference, 1,027,364 volumes. 

Periodical reading-rooms, 1,569 periodicals. 

Newspaper reading-room, 268 current newspapers. 

Patent Library, 19,899 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 74,000 (including process pictures), besides 
illustrated books, portfolios, etc., and 12,500 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 



74 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, department and miscellaneous publications. 
Current Massachusetts documents are also to be found in this room. 
Another room contains on open shelves a classified collection of general 
literature for circulation, consisting of about 2,500 volumes. The Library 
is open from 9 A. M. to 10 P. M.; Sundays from 12 M. to 10 P. M.; closed 
at 9 P. M. from June 15 to September 15. 

BUSINESS LIBRARY. 

Through an agreement with Harvard University, the Baker Library 
of the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration has been 
made a Branch of the Boston Public Library system. This great library 
of books on business and allied subjects, including the collections of the 
Business Historical Association, is freely open to the public for reference, 
and the closest connection is maintained between it and the Central 
Library in Copley square. Hours: 8.30 a. m. to 10 p. m. on weekdays; 
1 to 10 p. m. on Sundays. 

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, 19,086 volumes. Reading-room, 60 periodicals. 
Holton Library Building, Academy Hill road. 

Charlestowtst Branch, 15,133 volumes. Reading-room, 56 periodi- 
cals. 43 Monument square, corner Monument avenue. 

Codman Square Branch, 12,328 volumes. Reading-room, 63 periodi- 
cals. Washington, corner Norfolk street. 

Dorchester Branch, 12,957 volumes. Reading-room, 61 periodicals. 
Arcadia, corner Adams street. 

East Boston Branch, 21,378 volumes. Reading-room, 66 periodicals. 
276-282 Meridian street. 

Fellow's Athenaeum Branch, 37,043 volumes. Reading-room, 66 
periodicals. 46 Millmont street. 

Hyde Park Branch, 35,898 volumes. Reading-room, 58 periodicals. 
Harvard avenue, corner Winthrop street. 

Jamaica Plain Branch, 17,555 volumes. Reading-room, 59 periodi- 
cals. Sedgwick, corner South street. 

Memorial Branch, 12,961 volumes; 59 periodicals. Corner Warren 
and Townsend streets. 

Mt. Bowdoin Branch, 10,090 volumes, 44 periodicals. 202 Wash- 
ington, corner Eldon street. 

North End Branch, 11,959 volumes. Reading-room, 51 periodicals. 
3 A North Bennet street, 

Roslindale Branch, 12,182 volumes; 55 periodicals. Washington, 
corner Ashland street. 



OVERSEERS OF THE PUBLIC WELFARE. 75 

South Boston Branch, 20,589 volumes. Reading-room, 67 periodicals. 
372 Broadway. 

South End Branch, 14,678 volumes. Reading-room, 51 periodicals. 
West Brookline street, corner Shawmut avenue. 

Upham's Corner Branch, 12,846 volumes. Reading-room, 58 peri- 
odicals. 500 Columbia road, corner Bird street. 

West End Branch, 22,061 volumes. Reading-room, 73 periodicals. 
131 Cambridge street, corner Lynde street. 

West Roxbury Branch, 17,273 volumes. Reading-room, 58 periodi- 
cals. 1961 Centre street. 



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, Superintendent of Markets. Term ends in 1930. 
Peter J. Connolly, 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, established the office of Super- 
intendent. Faneuil Hall Market includes the lower floor, porches and 
cellar of the buildings called respectively Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market. 

The Superintendent 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 established by the City Council. The market 
police are appointed by the Police Commissioner and under his control. 

As a municipal enterprise both Faneuil Hall 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 yield an additional 
revenue, making a total income from the Market Department of $149,994.57, 
for the year 1927. 



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.] 



76 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

OFFICIALS. 

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

OVERSEERS.* 

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

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

Terms expire May 1, 1929. 
Tilton S. Bell. Edward H. Willey. 

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

Terms expire May 1, 1930. 
Morris Bronstein. Sophie M. Friedman. 

James J. Moynihan. George H. Johnson. 

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

The Overseers 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. Term ends in 1929. 

Charles H. Innes.I Term ends in 1930. 

* The Overseers serve without compensation. 

t Two commissioners serve without compensation. 



PARK DEPARTMENT. 77 

OFFICIALS. 

William P. Long, Chairman. 

Daniel J. Bykne, Secretary and Chief Clerk. 

Charles A. Hogan, Superintendent of Parks. 

Patrick J. Donoghue, Superintendent of Cemeteries. 

James E. O'Reilly, Superintender t of Baths. 

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. 
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 Parte 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., Arlington st. to Newton line, 1894-1905 . 112 .70 
Franklin 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 

MARINE PARK SYSTEM. 

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

Marine Park (land 25.70; flats 7S.30), 1890 .... 104.00 

Columbia road J Franklin Park to Marine Park, City Point, £ 
Dorchester way ) 1892,1899. . . . . . . \ 

Marine Park and Aquarium, Farragut road, Citv 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. 

f 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. 



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MISCELLANEOUS PARKS. 

Acres. 

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

Roslindale, 1919 0.08 

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 

* William 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 Hill 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 . . . 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 375 . 39 

Playgrounds, with Location, Area and Year Acquired. 

Acres. 

Almont st., Mattapan, 1924 17.81 

William J. Barry, Chelsea st. and Mystic River, Cha'st'wn, 1897, 5 . 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, CarroU 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. 



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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 
f 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 
f 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 , 

f 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 . 

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

Heath, Cranford and Floyd sts., Roxbury, 1924 

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

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

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

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

sts. (land, 9.78; flats, 50.55) 

t Arthur F. McLean, Saratoga and Bennington sts., E. B., 1917 
Mission Hill, Tiemont 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, 1S90 

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 

X 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 

S.31 
1.27 
2.06 
4.29 
0.40 
5.01 



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



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

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

Ronan (formerly Mt. Ida), Bowdoin and Percival sts., Dor., 1912, 
t Lester J. Rotch, Albany and Randolph sts., South End, 1903 
Shawmutave. and Cherry st., South End, 1922 . 

Smith's Pond, Brainard st., Hyde Park, 1914 

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

Tenean Beach, Neponset, 1915 

t Tyler St., South End, 1912 

f George H. Walker, Norfolk st., opp. Evelyn, Mattapan, 
t West Third st., corner B st., South Boston, 1909 . 
t 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 



Acres. 

2.00 

0.86 

4.00 

11.65 

2.80 

0.55 

14.51 

14.00 

0.85 

0.41 

8.70 

0.25 

6.21 

0.28 

1.57 

0.30 

10.00 

520.03 
159.40 

360.63 



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 fountains, shower baths, etc. 



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. 

f Named for soldier killed in World War. 

a Acquired bj r gift. J Children's playground. 



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Square Feet. 

Columbus 



Abraham Lincoln Square (formerly Park Square), 

ave., Eliot st. and Broadway 

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

Rutland Square, between Tremont st. and Columbus ave 

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

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

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

Worcester Square, between Washington st. and Harrison ave. 

ROXBURT. 

Bromley Park, Albert to Bickford sts 

Cedar Square, Cedar st., between Juniper and Thornton sts. 
Elm Hill Ave., between Seaver and Schuyler sts. (Tree Area) 
Elm Hill Park, off 550 Warren st 

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

mont and Francis sts. . 

General Heath Square, Old Heath, New Heath and Parker sts 

Highland Park, Fort ave. and Beech Glen st 

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

Alvah Kittredge Park, Highland st. and Highland ave 

Linwood Park, Centre and Linwood sts. . 

Longwood Park, Park and Austin sts. 

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

Orchard Park, Chadwick, Orchard Park and Yeoman st. 

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

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

Walnut Park, between Washington st. and Walnut ave. 

Washington Park, Dale and Bainbridge sts. . 

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

BRIGHTON 

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

* Edward M. Cunningham Square, Cambridge, Murdock and 

Sparhawk sts 

Fern Square, between Franklin and Fern sts 

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

Oak Square, Washington and Faneuil sts 

Public Ground, Cambridge and Henshaw sts. 

CHARLESTOWN. 

City Square, junction of Main and Park sts. . 

Essex Square, Essex and Lyndeboro' sts 

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

Sullivan Square, Main, Cambridge, Sever and Gardner sts. 
Winthrop Square, Winthrop, Common and Adams sts. 



2,867 

106,500 

7,400 

100 

16,000 

3,000 

16,000 

20,975 

26,163 

2,650 

6,920 

1,662 

2,419 

158,421 

110,040 

5,600 

3,625 

21,000 

122,191 

104,492 

2,500 

1,380 

5,736 

396,125 

966 

25,035 

7,449 
1,900 
4,300 
9,796 

1,434 

8,739 
930 

4,484 
56,428 
3S,450 



* Named for soldier killed in World War. 



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DOKCHESTER. 

* 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. 



30,000 
40,310 
4,396 
12,284 
11,628 



HYDE PARK. 

Camp Meigs, Readville 124,500 

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

politan ave 220 

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

Williams Square, Wilhams ave. and Prospect st 700 

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

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

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



SOUTH BOSTON. 



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



279,218 

9,510 

190,000 



WEST ROXBURT. 

* 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. 



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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 : 

Main Park System . 

Marine Park System 

Miscellaneous Parks 
Playgrounds (separate) 
Public Grounds, Squares, etc. 

Grand total (Acres) 



Acres. 

1,389.40 

457.90 

375.39 

360.63 

68.99 



2,652.31 



Bridges Located in Parks 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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COLUMBIA ROAD. 

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

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

WORLD WAR MEMORIAL PARK. 

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



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



Name. 


Location. 


Year 
Erected. 


Artist. 


Samuel Adams 


Adams Square 


1880 


Anne Whitney. 


Robert Burns 


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. 


Marine Park, S. Bos- 
ton. 


1893 


Henry H. Kitson. 


Benjamin Franklin 


City Hall Grounds. . . . 


1856 


Richard S. Greenough. 


William Lloyd Garrison . . 


Commonwealth Ave . . 


1886 


Olin L. Warner. 


General John Glover 


Commonwealth Ave . . 


1875 


Martin Milmore. 


Edward Everett Hale .... 


Public Garden 


1913 


Bela L. Pratt. 


Alexander Hamilton 


Commonwealth Ave . . 


1865 


William Rimmer. 


Wendell Phillips 


Public Garden 


1915 


Daniel C. French. 


Josiah Quincy 


City Hall Grounds. . . . 


1879 


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. 85 

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



Name or Designation. 


Location. 


Year 
Erected. 


Artist or Architect. 


Blackstone Memorial 
Tablet 


Boston Common 


1914 


R. Clipston Sturgis. 
Robert Kraus. 


Crispus Attucks and Other 
Patriots of 1770 


Boston Common 


1888 


William Ellery Channing, 


Public Garden 


1903 


Herbert Adams. 


Patrick A. Collins Me- 
morial 


Commonwealth Ave. . . 


1908 j 


Henry H. Kitson. 




T. Alice Kitson. 


Declaration of Independ- 
ence Tablet 


Boston Common 


1925 


John F. Paramino. 


Dorchester Heights (Rev- 
olutionary) 


Telegraph Hill, 

South Boston . . . 


1902 


Peabody & Stearns. 
John Q. A. Ward. 

Cram & Ferguson. 
Mrs. T. A. R. Kitson. 


Ether Memorial 


Public Garden 


1867 


Curtis Guild Memorial 
Entrance 


Boston Common 


1917 


Kosciuszko Tablet 


Public Garden 


1927 


Lafayette Tablet 


Boston Common 


1924 


John F. Paramino. 


Abraham Lincoln and 
Emancipation 


Abraham Lincoln Sq. . 


1879 


Thomas Ball. 


John Boyle O'Reilly 


1896 


Daniel C. French. 


Francis Parkman Me- 
morial 


Olmsted Park, J. P. . . 
Boston Common 


1906 
1912 


Daniel C. French. 


George F. Parkman Me- 
morial Bandstand. 


Robinson & Shepard. 


Football Tablet 




1925 




Colonel Robert Gould 
Shaw and 54th Mass. 
Reg. 


> Boston Common .... 


1897 j 


Augustus Saint Gaudens. 
McKim, Mead & White. 


Soldiers' and Sailors' 
Monument 


Boston Common 

Winthrop Square 


1877 
1872 


Martin Milmore. 


Soldiers' Monument, 


Martin Milmore. 


Soldiers' Monument, 
Dorchester 


Meeting House Hill . . . 

Centre and South sts.. . 


1S67 


B. F. Dwight. 


Soldiers' Monument, 
Jamaica Plain 


1871 
1924 


W. W. Lummis. 


George Robert White Me- 
morial . . . 


Daniel C. French. 







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

Since the City's park development began, in 1877, the total expenditure, 
to the close of 1927, for parks, parkways and playgrounds (exclusive of 
the annual maintenance appropriation) is $27,506,275.79 or $10,733,- 
308.49 for the land and $16,772,967.30 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 bj' 
the wills of Benjamin Bussey and James Arnold, for Harvard's extensive 
collection of specimens of such trees and shrubs as will live in this climate. 
The City maintains the roads and walks, also attends to policing the 
grounds. The Arboretum is open to visitors daily from 7 A. M. until 
sunset. 

The Franklin Park Zoological Garden on the northern side of the park, 
begun in 1911, now occupies about eighty acres. Up to December 31, 1927, 
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 Hon 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. 
The bequest was accepted by the City Council, March 9, 1909, since which 



PARK DEPARTMENT. 87 

date most of the realty has been sold and the proceeds invested in bonds. 
On December 31, 1927, the principal of the fund in the custody of the City 
Treasurer, amounted to $5,462,259.58. In the fiscal year 1927, the income 
from the fund was $216,544.62. 

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

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

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

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

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

Charlesbank. — Charles street, West End, two houses (*. 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. 



88 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 under the ordinances of December 21, 1857, 
and annual reports have been published since 1859. 

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

Bennington street, East Boston, 157,500 square feet. 
Bunker Hill, Charlestown, 48,202 square feet. 
Central, Boston Common, 60,693 square feet. 
Copp's Hill, Charter and Hull streets, 89,015 square feet. 



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



PRINTING DEPARTMENT. 89 

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, 18,072 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. Chapman, Commissioner. Term ends in 1929. 
The Penal institutions Commissioner is the executive and administra- 
tive head of the Penal Institutions Department and is also charged with 
paroling 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 Island. 

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 May 1, 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 
purpose of executing the printing required by all city and county 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. 

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

CITY BUILDINGS IN CHARGE OF THIS DEPARTMENT. 



Building and Location. 



Occupied by, 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 office, City Council 
chamber and City depart- 
ments or divisions of same. 



PUBLIC BUILDINGS DEPAKTMENT. 91 

City Buildings in Charge of this Department. — Continued. 



Building and Location. 



Occupied by, etc. 



City Hall Annex, Court st. 



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

Faneuil Hall, Faneuil Hall square 



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

Jamaica Plain Library, South and Sedg- 
wick sts. 

Municipal Building, Jamaica Plain, 
South, st. 

Municipal Building, Dorchester, Colum- 
bia rd. 



Municipal Building, River st., Hyde 
Park. 

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

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



City Departments. 

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. 



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



92 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

City Buildings in Charge of this Deparment. — Concluded. 



Building and Location. 



Occupied by, etc. 



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 

Elm wood Street Gymnasium 

Old Ward Room on Mather School lot, 

Thomas St. Schoolhouse 



Old Police Sta. 8, Commercial street 

Old Dorchester Court House, Adams 
and Arcadia sts. 



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. 

Leased to Boston Post 200, 
G. A. R. 

Not in use. 

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



County Buildings. 



Building and Location. 



Occupied bt, etc. 



Court House, Pemberton sq 

Mortuary, Northern Dist.,18 N. Grove st. 

Municipal Court House, Brighton, 
Chestnut Hill ave. and Academy Hill 
Road. 

Roxbury Court House, Roxbury st 



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

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



County offices and court rooms. 



Municipal Court. 



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



Municipal Court, W. Rox. and 
Hyde Park. 



PUBLIC BUILDINGS DEPARTMENT. 



93 



WARDROOMS IN CITY BUILDINGS, ETC. 



District. 


New 
Wds. 


Buildings. 


Location. 


East Boston 


1 


Old Armory Building 


Maverick st. 


Charlestown 


2 


Charlestown Gymnasium 
Building. 


Bunker Hill and Lex- 
ington sts. 


Boston Proper . . . 


3 


Municipal Building 


Oak and Tyler sts. 


South Boston .... 


6 


Municipal Building 


Broadway. 


Roxbury 


8 


Municipal Building 

Municipal Building 


Vine and Dudley sts. 

Shawmut ave., West 
Brookline st. 


Boston Proper. . . 


9 


Dorchester 


13 


Municipal Building 


Columbia road and 
Bird st. 




17 


City Building 


Washington and Nor- 
folk sts. 


Jamaica Plain . . . 


11 

19 


Minton Hall* 


Forest Hills sq. 

Washington st. oppo- 
site South. 


Roslindale 


Municipal Building 


Hyde Park 


18 


Municipal Building 


River st. and Cen- 
tral ave. 


Brighton 


22 


Old Town Hall 


Washington st. 







* Hired for $600 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, Haymarket square. 



94 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 Public 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 
Ferrjr, Highway, Sewer, Sanitary and Water, each in charge of a Division 
Engineer. 

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

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

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

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

3. Advertising by man wearing hat and coat lettered (annual permit), So (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), So. 

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

7. Moving buildings in streets, So per day; minimum charge, S10. 

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, SI each. 



PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT. 95 

13. Raising or lowering safes, machinery, etc., SI each. 

14. Emergency permits. Class B, SI 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. Sullivan, 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 limits of the 
City, the care and management of the municipal ferries, the abolishment 
of grade crossings, also the special engineering work for other City depart- 
ments. All drawtenders are appointed by and subject to the control of 
the Commissioner of Public Works. 

summary of highway bridges, etc. 

I. Number maintained wholly by Boston 66 

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

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

by Boston 46 

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. ... 1 

7. New York, N. H. & EL, Providence Div. ... 16 

V. Number maintained by Metropolitan District Commission, S 

VI. Number maintained by Transit Department . . . . 12 

Total number 175 

Municipal Ferries. 
a nTTTH \ Boston Proper. — Head-house, end of Eastern ave. 
( East Boston. — Head-house, end of Lewis st. 

( Boston Proper. — Head-house, end of Battery st. 
| East Boston. — Head-house, end of Border st. 



96 



MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



The following steam ferryboats are in commission: 

Name. When Bcilt. Type. Length. 

General Sumner 1900 Propeller. 164 ft. 3 in. 

John H. Sullivan 1912 " 172 " 3 " 

Lieut. Flaherty 1921 " 174 " 

Ralph J. Palumbo 1921 " 174" 

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

Charles C. Donoghue 1926 " 174 " 4 " 

Daniel A. MacCormack 1926 " 174 " 4 " 

Note. — For bridges in parks see Park Department. 



Gross 
Tonnage . 

450 

527 
727 
755 
564 
757 
757 



HIGHWAY DIVISION. 
Main Office, 501 City HaU 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 all public streets, the issuing of permits to open, occupy and obstruct 
portions of streets, the care and upkeep of the electric and gas lamps in the 
public streets, alleys, parks and public grounds, and the placing of glass 
street signs and numbers therein, the numbering of buildings and the 
placing of all street signs. 



STREET LAMPS IN USE JANUARY 1, 1928. 





Electric. 


Gas. 


Total. 


Magnetite arc 


6,093 
5,532 




6,093 
5,532 
9,873 


Tungsten incandescent 




Single mantle 


9,873 
165 


Open-flame (fire alarm) 




165 








Totals .... 


11,625 


10,038 


21,663 



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

Service. 
Peter Gerrity, 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 1927, $3,202,528.52 for collection and dis- 
posal of the City's waste materials and the cleaning, oiling and flushing 
of streets. 

REMOVAL OF 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 delivery of tickets obtainable at 504 City Hall 
Annex. 

SEWER DIVISION. 
Main Office, 701 City Hall Annex. 
Thomas F. Bowes, Division Engineer. 
John M. Shea, Office Engineer. 

George W. Daejn, John E. L. Monaghan, William A. Johnson, District 
Engineers. 

On January 1, 1927, the Sewer and Sanitary Division was divided, and 
the Sewer Service was made the Sewer Division, separate from the Sanitary 
Division. 

The Division Engineer has charge of the construction and maintenance 
of all sewerage works, pumping stations, investigation of complaints, the 
granting of premits for sewer construction, and rebuilding or repairing of 
old house drains, the preparation of plans for the assessment of the cost 
of sewer construction, and the examination of plans and approval of 
underground locations for public sen ice and other corporations. 

The work of the Sewer Division is carried on by the following authority: 

Revised Ordinances of 1925, chapter 27 and 39. 

Acts of 1897, chapter 426, as amended by Acts of 1899, chap. 450, 
and Acts of 1903, chap. 268. 

Acts of 1903, chap. 383, as amended by Acts of 1907, chap. 464. 

Acts of 1907, chap. 550. 

Acts of 1908, chaps. 204 and 514. 

Special Acts of 1918, chap. 74. 



PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT. 99 

Assessments upon estates benefited by new sewers are not levied by 
the Public Works Department, but by the Board of Street Commissioners, 
who also award damages for land-takings made for sewer construction. 
Plans from which areas to be assessed are determined are furnished by 
the Sewer Division. The assessment upon an estate for a new sewer is 
limited to $4.00 per linear foot, and it is a lien upon the property. An 
Act of the Legislature prohibits the assessment in similar cases of the 
cost of surface drains. 

In the calendar year 1927, there were built by contractors, day labor and 
private parties, 18.73 miles of sanitary sewers and surface drains, and 
682 catch basins, making on Jan. 1. 1928, a total of 1,059.52 miles of 
common and intercepting sewers and 17,989 catch basins in charge of the 
Sewer Division. 

The Boston Main Drainage Works, a comprehensive system of sewage 
disposal works, were authorized under chapter 136 of the Acts of 1876. 
The works comprise 24.12 miles of main and intercepting sewers, located 
generally along tidal margins of the City and lying mainly below the 
level of low tide, a pumping station at Old Harbor Point, where sewage 
is lifted about 35 feet through force mains into twin deposit sewers, in 
which heavy matter settles before the sewage reaches a tunnel crossing 
under Dorchester Bay, and an outfall sewer and storage reservoirs at 
Moon Island, where the sewage is stored until its discharge into the harbor 
on the outgoing tide. These works have been in operation since 1884. 

The common sewer system has three electrically operated automatic 
pumping stations. The station at Union Park and Albany sts. was built 
in 1915 to relieve floodings in the South End District of Boston by pumping 
and discharging the surplus storm water flow into the South Bay. The 
station at Summer st., opposite E st., was built in 1913, to take care of 
the sewage temporarily from the Commonwealth Pier district. The 
ejector station at Milton st. was built in 1914 to serve temporarily a small 
district, too low to flow by gravity into the present system. 

In 1889, as provided by chapter 439 of the Acts, the Metropolitan 
Sewerage Commission of three members undertook the construction of 
the North Metropolitan and Charles River Systems of trunk and inter- 
cepting sewers, the former to discharge into the sea at Deer Island, and 
the latter temporarily through the Main Drainage System of the City of 
Boston, outletting at Moon Island. The City of Boston had already 
constructed pumping works and a trunk sewer from Huntington ave. and 
Gainsboro st. to Moon Island. The Charles River System with its 8.10 
miles of sewers was completed and put into operation in 1892, the 
State paying the City for pumping and discharging the sewege received 
from the territory west of Huntington ave. The North Metropolitan 
System, with four pumping plants and 41 miles of sewers, went into 
operation in 1896. A third system, the Neponset Valley, with a total 
length of 11.3 miles, also draining temporarily into the Boston Main 
Drainage System, was completed in 1898. In 1906 the high level sewer 



100 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

was completed and into its 17 miles of tunnel, extending from Roxbury 
to Quincy, thence to outlets off Nut Island, nearly all the sewage of the 
Charles and Neponset River Systems and the City of Quincy was diverted. 
Certain high areas in Dorchester, Roxbury and West Roxbury are also 
tributary to this system, which is now called the South Metropolitan 
Sewerage System. 

The North Metropolitan Sewerage System has a contributary area of 
100.32 square miles from 18 cities and towns and a total of 71.84 miles 
of sewer. The portions in Boston, namely, Deer Island, East Boston and 
Charlestown, contain 3.45 square miles of drainage area and 10.41 miles 
of Metropolitan sewer. 

The South Metropolitan Sewerage System has a contributary area of 
123.26 square miles from 10 cities and towns and a total of 51.86 miles 
of sewer. The portions in Boston, namely, Back Bay, Brighton, Dor- 
chester, Hyde Park, Roxbury and West Roxbury, contain 24.96 square 
miles of drainage area and 23.98 miles of Metropolitan sewer. 

Tributary to the two Metropolitan Systems there are 1,722.97 miles of 
local sewers in the 27 cities and towns belonging. 

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 aU pipes and other fixtures and appliances for the purposes of the 
City's water supply, also the assessing of water rates and issuing of the 
bills therefor. 

The total length of supply and distributing water main on December 31, 
1927, was 935.12 miles; number of services actually in use, 91,594, were 
metered; number of public fire hydrants, 10,602, December 31, 1927. 

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, 66,693,600,000 gallons, of which 78.8 



RETIREMENT BOARD. 101 

per cent (52,617,600,000 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 1927 was 92,751,500 
gallons, or 116 gallons per capita. 

HIGH PRESSURE FIRE SERVICE. 

By the provisions of Chapter 312, Acts of 1911, the Commissioner of 
Public Works was authorized to install an efficient system of high pressure 
fire service for the business center of the City. The work completed, 
including the old salt-water fireboat line installed in 1898, comprises 
17.8 miles of pipe with 451 hydrants. Total expenditure for installation 
of system to Dec. 31, 1927, 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 published since 1849, except in 1860 and 1861. 

By Ordinance, approved July 12, 1892, the Department of Ancient 
Records and the office of Record Commissioners (established July 6, 
1875) were abolished, and the duties of the Record Commissioners, includ- 
ing the publication of documents relating to the early history of Boston, 
were transferred to the City Registrar. 



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. 
Wm. D. Kenney, Executive Officer. 



102 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



THE BOARD. 

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

Frank L. Brier (ex officio). 

J. George Herlihy. 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. 

COMMISSIONERS. 

Francis E. Slattery. Term ends in 1931. 
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. 103 

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. Carven, Secretary. 
Frank L. Brier, Treasurer. 

COMMISSIONERS.* 

Eliot Wadsworth, Abraham E. Pinanskt. Terms end in 1929. 
Clarence W. Barron, Frederick J. Crosby. Terms end in 1928. 
Ralph Hornblower, George H. Lyman. Terms end in 1930. 

The Board of Commissioners of Sinking Funds for the payment or 
redemption of the City debt consists of six members, two of whom are 
appointed annually by the Mayor for a term of three years from May 1. 
The Board has published annual reports since 1871. The amended City 
Charter, Section 26, prohibits the further establishing of sinking funds, 
but an exception was afterwards made by the Legislature regarding loans 
for Rapid Transit purposes. It also prohibits the depositing of City or 
County money in any bank of which any member of the Board of Sinking 
Funds Commissioners is an officer, director or agent. 



SOLDIERS' RELIEF DEPARTMENT. 
Office, 65 City Hall, fifth floor. 
[Gen. Laws, Chap. 115 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 1S97, and is under the charge 

* The Commissioners serve without compensation. 



104 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. 

TRUSTEES.* 

Frederic W. Rugg. Term ends in 1930. 
Daniel F. O'Connell. Term ends in 1928. 
Robert Dysart. 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 public 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 with 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 
publication of the City, with the title, City Record, was re-established in 
that year, the size of the page, typography, etc., being similar to the form 
adopted by the Statistics Department, under whose management the first 
City Record was issued during the years 1898, 1899 and to May 8, 1900, 
at which time it was discontinued. 

The paper is now issued under the direction of the Mayor, who appoints 
the editor, 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. 105 



STREET LAYING-OUT DEPARTMENT. 
Main Office, 401 City Hall 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 1931. 

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 lands for 
all municipal purposes. It levies tne betterment assessments on estates 
benefited by the construction of new sewers and new or improved high- 
ways, also awards damages for takings of land, and grants to landowners 
permission to open private streets. In 1895 the duties of the Board of 
Survey were transferred to the Street Commissioners; in 1907 they were 
charged with the licensing of street stands for the sale of merchandise, 
in 1908 with the regulation of street traffic, and in 1913 with the authority 
to grant or withhold permits for the erection of automobile garages. The 
fees for these permits are: For erecting a public garage, $100; for a busi- 
ness 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. 



106 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

By the Amended City Charter of 1909 the jurisdiction previously 
exercised by the Board of Aldermen is vested in the Street Commissioners, 
with the written approval of the Mayor, as to the naming of streets, as 
to trees in the streets, as to permits or licenses for special use of same, 
including the construction of coal holes, vaults, bay windows and mar- 
quees, in, under, or over the streets, also for the location of conduits, poles 
and posts, and the storage of inflammables and explosives. They collect 
the original license of $1.00 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 negligence 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 00 

Lettering in sidewalks 1 00 

Other structures 1 00 

Temporary signs on buildings for purposes of public interest No fee 

Awnings above the first story, not used for advertising No fee 

Traffic Rules. 
As provided by Chapter 447, Acts of 1908, the Street Commissioners 
were authorized to make traffic rules. The latest revision of same to 
May 2, 1928, shows 119 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. 



WEIGHTS AND MEASURES DEPARTMENT. 107 

TRANSIT DEPARTMENT. 
Office, 1 Beacon street, seventh floor. 
[Spec. Stat. 1918, Chap. 185; 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. 



WEIGHTS AND MEASURES DEPARTMENT. 
Office, 106 City Hall Annex, first floor. 
[Gen. Laws, Chap. 98, §§ 34-55; Stat. 1882, Chap. 42; Rev. Ord. 1898, 
Chap. 43; Stat. 1909, Chap. 382; Stat. 1910, Chap. 209; Stat. 1913, 
Chap. 503; Stat. 1914, Chaps. 346, 379, 452; Rev. Ord. 1914, Chap. 37; 
Gen. Stat. 1915, Chap. 253; Gen. Stat. 1916, Chap. 120; Gen. Stat. 
1919, Chaps. 91, 128; Ord. 1919, Chap. 1; Stat. 1920, Chaps. 259, 369, 
Ord. 1923, Chap. 4.] 



108 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

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. Fay, 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. 



Nonexecutive Departments. 



110 



MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



VARIOUS CITY, COUNTY AND STATE 
OFFICERS. 



The following table shows the manner in which public officers, other than the 
regular City department heads, are appointed or elected as prescribed by statute, 
ordinance, or regulation, the time of appointment or election, the term of office, 
of each officer. Appointments by the Mayor marked with a * are subject to 
approval by the State Civil Service Commission; those marked with a f are 
confirmed by the City Council : 





How 
Created. 


Appointed or 
Elected. 


Teem. 
















By Whom. 


When. 


Begins. 


Length. 


Boston and Cambridge 


Statute 


Mayor. . . 








Bridges Commiss'n (two). 










Finance Commission (five), 




Governor a 


Annually 
one. 




5 yrs. 


Franklin Foi inflation 




Supreme 
Court, 


B 






(twelve Managers). 






Licensing Board (three) .... 




Governor a 


Biennally 
one. 




6 yrs. 


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




Mayor . . . 


Annually. . 


3d Thu. 
in Apr. 


1 yr. 


Loan Comp'y, Chattel, 
one Director. 




a 


a 




1 " 








Loan Comp'y Collateral, 
one Director. 




a 


a 


3d Wed. 
in Dec. 


1 " 


Old South Assoc'n (three 
Managers). 




City Coun- 
cil. 


" .... 


When 
elected. 


1 " 


Medical Examiners (two) . . . 




Governor * 






7 yrs. 


Police Commissioner. . . . 




a 




1st Mon. 
in June 


5 " 











a With the advice and consent of the Exec. Council. 

b As vacancies occur. 

* With the advice and consent of the Executive Council. 



VARIOUS OFFICERS. 



Ill 





How 

Created. 


Appointed or 
Elected. 


Term. 
















By Whom. 


When. 


Begins. 


Length. 


School Committee (five) . . . 


Statute 


Elected... 


City elec- 
ton 


IstMon. 
in Jan'y 


4 yrs. 


Undertakers 


u 


Health 
Dept. 

Mayor. . . . 


Annually 


May 1.. 


1 yr. 


Officers Paid by Fees :* 

Constables 


1 " 


Fence-viewersf 


« 




u 


« 1.. 


1 u 


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


1 " 


Gaugers of liquid measures. 


it 




« 


" 1.. 


1 " 


Measurers of grain, upper 
leather, wool and bark. 


" 




" .... 


a i 


1 a 


Superintendents of hay 
scales. 


" 




a 


" 1. . 


1 a 


Weighers of boilers and 
heavy machinery, coal. 


" 




" .... 


" 1 


1 " 



* Confirmed by City Council. 

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



112 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



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



BOSTON AND CAMBRIDGE BRIDGES COMMISSION. 

Office, 602 City Hall Annex, fifth floor. 

[Stat. 1870, Chaps. 300, 302; Stat. 1898, Chap. 467, § 14; Ord. 1906, 
Chap. 1; C. C, Chap. 35, §§ 2, 4, and 5; Stat. 1912, Chap. 92; 
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 Public 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 Point, 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.] 

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



COUNTY OF SUFFOLK. 113 



OFFICIALS. 

Charles L. Carr, Chairman. 

Guy C. Emerson, Consulting Engineer. 

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

COMMISSIONERS. 

Charles L. Carr. Term ends in 1930. 
William J. Drew. Term ends in 1929. 
Joseph A. Sheehan. Term ends in 1928. 
Courtenay 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 Council, the term of each being five years. 
The chairman of the Commission is named by the Governor. The members 
of the Commission, other than the chairman, serve without pay. 

It is the duty of the Commission to investigate, at its discretion, all 
matters relating to appropriations, loans, expenditures, accounts and 
methods of administration affecting the City of Boston or the County 
of Suffolk, or any of their departments, and to report upon its investi- 
gations from time to time to the Mayor, the City Council, the Governor 
or the General Court. 

The Commission is required to make an annual report, in January, to 
the General Court. It is also the duty of the Commission to report to 
the Mayor, the City Auditor or the City Treasurer as to the validity or 
proper amount of any doubtful pay-roll, bill or claim referred to it by them. 



COUNTY OF SUFFOLK. 

County Commissioners for the County of Suffolk. — • The 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. 



114 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 1931. 
Clerk.— 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. Keliher, Thomas J. Wilson, Thomas F. Donovan. 
Paid by fees. 



COURT OFFICERS, ETC. 115 

Deputy Sheriffs for Court Duty. — William J. Leonard, Chief Deputy Sheriff, 

William T. McDermott, William A. McDevitt, Richard J. Murray, 

Oscar L. Strout, Andrew J. Crotty, Frank C. Pierce, Jeremiah 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. 

Offioes in Court House, 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, William 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. 

Chief Justice. — Walter P. Hall. 

Associate Justices. — Robert F. Raymond, Marcus Morton, Franklin 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, Philip 
J. O'Connell, Webster Thayer, Louis S. Cox, Nelson P. Brown, 
Elias 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. Williams. 

FOR CIVIL BUSINESS. 

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. 

FOR CRIMINAL BUSINESS. 

Clerk. — John R. Campbell. Appointed by Justices. 

Assistant Clerks. — William M. Prendible, Julian Seriack, John P. Man- 
ning, and Walter A. Murray. 



116 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



COURT OF PROBATE AND INSOLVENCY. 

[Gen. Laws, Chap. 217; Stat. 1904, Chap. 455; Stat. 1910, Chap. 374; 
Stat. 1912, Chap. 585; Stat. 1913, Chap. 791; Gen. Stat. 1919, 
Chap. 269; Stat. 1921, Chaps. 486, 487; Stat. 1922, Chap. 532.] 

Judge. — Arthur W. Dolan. 

Judge. — -William M. Prest. 

Register. — Arthur W. Sullivan. 

First Assistant Register. — John R. Nichols. 

Second Assistant Register. — Clara L. Power. 

Third Assista?d 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, 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 Council. 
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. Appointed by the Governor. 
Assistant Clerks. — ■ Warren C. Travis, Volney D. Caldwell, Arthur W. 

Ashenden, James F. Tobin, Louis B. Torrey, William F. Blakeman, 

Charles F. Gardella, Frederick J. Dillon, Joseph L. Pierce, George F. 

Devine. 
For Criminal Business. — Every day in the week (Sundays and legal 

holidays excepted) at 9 A. M., for the trial of criminal causes. 
Clerk. — Edward J. Lord. 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. 117 



MUNICIPAL COURT, BRIGHTON DISTRICT. 

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

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

MUNICIPAL COURT, CHARLESTOWN DISTRICT. 

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

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

MUNICIPAL COURT, DORCHESTER DISTRICT. 

Washington street and Melville avenue. 
Justice. — Joseph R. Churchill. 

Special Justices. — Michael H. Sullivan and Jacob J. Kaplan. 
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. — Carl V. Bowman. 

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. Ahem. 
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, William J. Day. 
Clerk. — Adrian B. Smith. Appointed by the Governor. 
Assistant Clerk. — Harry W. Park. 



118 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 
Offenders," provides for the transfer to said court of the jurisdictions, 
authority and powers hitherto vested in the Municipal Court of Boston, 
under Chapter 334 of the Acts of 1903. The act took effect September 1, 
1906. 

The Justice, Special Justices and Clerk of this Court are appointed by 
the Governor. The Justice of the court is empowered to appoint two 
probation officers, and so many assistant probation officers as he may deem 
necessary. 

Probation Officers. 
[Stat. 1891, Chap. 356; Stat. 1892, Chaps. 242, 276; Stat. 1897, Chap. 266; 
Stat. 1910, Chap. 332; Stat. 1913, Chap. 612; Stat. 1914, Chap. 491; 
Gen. Stat. 1917, Chap. 135.] 
These officers are appointed by the judges of the respective criminal 
courts to ascertain all facts relating to the offenders brought before the 
courts. In the performance of their official duties they have all the powers 
of police officers. 

MUNICIAPL COURT OF THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Chief Probation Officer. — Albert J. Sargent. 

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

Assistant Medical Director. — Anna E. Parker, 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, 
Elizabeth A. Lee, Margaret H. Markham, Alfretta P. McClure, 
Theresa C. Dowling, Ethel Wood, Annie M. Kennedy, Alice D. 
Keating, Eleanor F. Holland, Bessie G. Kaufman, John F. Mulvee, 
Joseph W. Crockwell, Addison T. Ridlon. 



MEDICAL EXAMINERS FOR SUFFOLK COUNTY. 119 

\ 

Boston 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 COURTS. 

Brighton. — Edward J. Drummond. 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, Matthew M. Leary, John L. Letzing, Thomas Grieve, Kathryn M. 
Quealey. South Boston.— Clayton H. Parmelee, Ellen McGurty, James F. 
Gleason. West Roxbury. — Frank B. Skelton, Thomas H. Staples (for 
children) . 

SUPERIOR COURT. 

Chief Probation Officer.— Henry C. McKenna. 

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



MEDICAL EXAMINERS FOR SUFFOLK COUNTY. 

[Gen. Laws, Chap. 38; Stat. 1908, Chap. 424; Stat. 1909, Chap. 273; Stat. 
1911, Chaps. 252, 274; Stat. 1912, Chaps. 466, 631; Gen. Stat. 1916, 
Chap. 114; Gen. Stat. 1919, Chap. 216; Stat. 1920, Chap. 188.] 

The County is divided into two medical districts, Northern and South- 
ern, by a line beginning at the junction of the Brookline line with Hunt- 
ington avenue; thence through Huntington avenue and Fencourt; thence 
through middle of Fens, through Boylston, Berkeley and Providence 
streets, Park square, Boylston and Essex streets, Atlantic avenue and 
Summer street to Fort Point Channel; thence through said channel, 
Dover street, Dorchester avenue, Dorchester street, East Fourth and G 
streets to the harbor. 

Medical Examiners. — Northern District, George B. Magrath, M. D., 274 
Boylston street. Term ends in 1929. Southern District, Timothy 
Leary, M. D., 44 Burroughs street, Jamaica Plain. Term ends in 
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 1934. 

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. 



120 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

FRANKLIN FOUNDATION. 
[Stat. 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. 

Everett Morss, President. 
James J. Phelan, Vice President. 
Rev. C. E. Park, Secretary. 
Charles E. Cotting, Treasurer. 

managers.* 

Malcolm E. Nichols, Mayor of Boston, ex officio* 

Rev. Charles E. Park (Congregational minister), ex officio. 

Rev. Ernest J. Dennen, (Episcopalian minister), ex officio. 

Rev. Donald W. MacLeod, (Presbyterian minister), ex officio. 

Charles E. Cotting, David A. Ellis, Louis K. Rourke, Charles R. 

Gow, Everett Morss, J. Frank O'Hare, James J. Phelan. 

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 and technical institute 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 Episcopalian, Congregational, and 
Presbyterian Churches in that Town," who were to make loans on certain 
conditions to "young married artificers under the age of twenty-five 
years." 

Dr. Franklin, who died April 17, 1790, calculated that, in one hundred 
years, the thousand pounds would grow to £131,000, "of which," he says, 
"I would have the managers then lay out at their discretion £100,000 
in Public Works which may be judged of most general utility to the 
Inhabitants. The remaining £31,000, I would have continued to be let 
out on interest for another hundred years. At the end of this second 
term, if no unfortunate accident has prevented the operation, the sum 

* The Managers serve without compensation. 



FRANKLIN FOUNDATION. 121 

will be £4,061,000, of which I leave £1,061,000 to the Town of Boston, 
and £3,000,000 to the disposition of the Government of the State, not 
presuming to carry my views farther." The Town accepted the donation 
at a Town Meeting held June 1, 1790. 

A futile suit brought by the Franklin heirs in 1891 prevented the division 
of the fund at the expiration of one hundred years; but on January 17, 
1894, by direction of the three ministers and the Board of Aldermen of 
the City, which board claimed to be the successors of the "Selectmen," 
$329,300.48 (£££ of the fund) was paid to the City Treasurer, for "the 
purchase of land and the erection thereon of the Franklin Trades School 
and for the equipment of the same." Owing to a series of complications 
the money remained in the custody of the Treasurer. Mayor Collins, 
in 1902, caused a petition of the City to be filed in the Supreme Court, 
praying for instructions as to the authority of the persons then acting as 
Managers of the fund. The Court rendered an opinion November 25, 
1903 (184 Mass. 373, page 43), to the effect that the three ministers were 
Managers of the fund under Franklin's will, but that the Aldermen did 
not succeed the "Selectmen" as Managers and had no powers with refer- 
ence to it. The Court, under its general power to care for public chari- 
table funds, appointed, on March 16, 1904, a Board of Managers to take 
the place of the "Selectmen," and provided in the decree of the Court, 
that the Mayor of Boston should be one, ex officio. 

On December 2, 1905, the City Treasurer received from Mr. Andrew 
Carnegie $408,396.48, said sum being equal to the amount of the Franklin 
Fund in August, 1904, which Mr. Carnegie agreed to duplicate. Only the 
annual income from this fund is used. 

On November 17, 1927 $100,000 was received by the Foundation from 
the estate of the late James J. Storrow, the income to be used for 
maintenance of Franklin Union. 

On January 31, 1907, the amount of the "accumulated" fund available 
for expenditure by the Managers was $438,741.89, and in that year the 
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., $108,980.50 
total in year 1927, including the income from the above mentioned Frank- 
lin Fund (i. e.. the Andrew Carnegie Donation), which fund amounted to 
$434,478 on January 31, 1928. 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 1927. There is also a technical and scientific library, 
and a large hall with a seating capacity of 1,000. The building with 
equipment cost $430,045.69. The site, containing about 16,000 square feet, 
was purchased in 1906 for $100,000, a 20-year loan being issued to cover 
same. 

The Franklin Fund will become available in 1991. 



122 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



LICENSING BOARD. 

Office, 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, 
Chaps. 299 & 395; 1927, Chap. 326. 

OFFICIALS. 

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

the board. 
David T. Montague. Term ends in 1932. 
Mary E. Driscoll. Term ends in 1930. 
Arthur 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 licenses 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. 



CONSTABLES. 123 

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. 

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 Mat 1, 1928. 
Appointed annually by Mayor, subject to confirmation by the City 

Council, for one year beginning with the first day of May, and paid by 

fees fixed by law. 

(Alphabetical Lists.) 

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, John F. Coffey, 
Andrew B. DeCourcy, Joseph W. Ferris, 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, Frederick O. Houghton, 
Archibald C. McDonald, Henry C. Merwin, Frank J. Sullivan. 

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

Authorized to Serve Civil Process upon Filing Bonds. — John S. 
Avramides, Ralph J. Banks, Daniel J. Barry, John J. Bavis, Ernest M. 
Bellows, David Belson, Joseph W. Bennett, Antonio Bentrovatz, Aleck 
Berg, Carl Birger Berg, Theodore R. Bernson, George W. Bloomberg, 
George A. Borofski, John H. Brady, Thomas F. Brett, Charles B. 
Broad, George W. Brooker, James L. Brooks, Francis E. Brown, Warren 
A. Brown, Louis Budd, John H. Burke, Henry P. Burns, Sherman H. 
Calderwood, Atlante Campagna, Daniel B. Carmody, Thomas C. Carr, 
William E. Castaldo, Matthew W. Chait, Hyman Charney, William K. 
Coburn, William F. Cogan, Louis Cohen, Denis J. Collins, William A. 
Collupy, Arthur E. Connor, William S. Cooper, Albert A. Cosby, 



124 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

James G. Curran, James B. Cushing, Joseph P. Cutter, August P. 
D'Arcy, William Davis, Paul V. Dicicco, George G. Drew, Louis L. 
Dubrow, Charles W. Duran, James S. Duval, Louis Ebb, Thomas Fee, 
Terence F. Feely, Daniel G. Finnerty, Peter C. Foy, Harris Friedberg, 
Paul R. Gast, George L. Gilbert, James W. Gilmore, Arthur Glass, 
Maurice J. Glick, Louis Goldberg, Samuel Goldkrand, Samuel Goldmeer, 
Samuel Goldsmith, Alexander Goodman, Edmund C. Grady, John S, 
Grady, Joseph Granara, Sears H. Grant, Salvatore Grassa, George W. 
Green, Harry Greenbaum, William C. Gregory, Joseph Guttentag. 
Joseph S. Halbert, Charles F. Hale, St. Clair E. Hale, John F. Halligan, 
John D. Hayes, Walter H. Holland, Albert T. Homsy, John H. Howard, 
William A. Iannone, Jacob Isgur, Walter Isidor, Charles H. Jackson, 
Max Jacobs, David Kaplan, James Kaplan, Da\id Keller, Francis E. 
Kelly, William H. Kenney, Thomas H. King, Clarence H. Knowlton, 
Bronis Kontrim, Mark H. Krafsur, Abraham Krinsky, William J. 
Lally, Martin J. Leggett, Barnet Levenbaum, John J. Levy, Allen 
Libby, Thomas F. Long, Jr., Antonio Longarini, Caetano Lopes, Joseph 
G. Luke, Robert E. Lynch, Salvatore Maffei, Bernard H. Magee, 
Jeremiah J. Mahoney, Leslie P. Mann, Isie Martin, John C. McCluskey. 
Anthony D. McMann, John A. McMeniman, William P. Miles, John J, 
Miller, Patrick J. Monahan, Andrew W. Murphy, Elmer S. Nyman, 
Edward Ober, Michael W. Ober, Daniel W. O'Brien, James E. O'Brien, 
Michael O'Donnell, Jefferson H. Parker, Phillip S. Phillips, James A. 
Quinn, George A. Ramacorti, Robert Reid, Julius Richmond, Bar- 
tholomew F. Roach, William H. Robinson, Hyman Rossman, Joseph H. 
Ryan, Robert E. Scott, Samuel Semiansky, Samuel Shain, Sidney J. 
Sheinfeld, Abraham Singer, Henry J. D. Small, George C. Souther, 
John Sualich, Arthur J. Sullivan, Jerome Suvalle, Benjamin J. Tackeff, 
Francis J. Tobin, Joseph Todisco, Joseph M. Torr, Jeremiah A. Twomey, 
Aber Uckerman, Roman J. Vasil, Sidney A. Vinton, John J. Walsh, 
James H. Waugh, Charles F. Weinberg, Joseph Weiner, Abraham I. 
Weiss, John F. Welch, Karl H. West, Richard W. Whipple, David H. 
Wilkinson, Philip G. Wolf, Max Wortsman, John A. Wragg, Maurice 
Zeeman, Max Zimmerman. 



OLD SOUTH ASSOCIATION IN BOSTON. 

[Stat. 1877, Chap. 222, §§ 1, 2.] 

The Mayor, ex officio, Councilors Henry Parkman, 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. 125 

CHATTEL LOAN COMPANY. 
[Stat. 1907, Chap. 415; Stat. 1908, Chap. 236.] 
The board of directors of the Chattel Loan Company must include one 
member who is appointed by the Governor and one by the Mayor. 
Samuel Bloom, Director. Appointed by the Mayor. 



COLLATERAL LOAN COMPANY. 
[Stat. 1859, Chap. 173, § 6; Stat. 1865, Chap. 14; Stat. 1876, Chap. 11.] 
The Collateral Loan Company is managed by seven directors selected 
annually, five chosen by the corporators at the annual meeting in Decem- 
ber, one appointed by the Governor and one by the Mayor. 

Peter A. Donovan, Director. Appointed by the Mayor. 



WORKINGMEN'S LOAN ASSOCIATION. 

[Stat. 1888, Chap. 108, § 4]. 

The Workingmen's Loan Association is managed by sixteen directors 

selected annually, fourteen chosen by corporators at the annual meeting 

on the third Thursday in April, one appointed by the Governor and one 

appointed by the Mayor. 

Frederick M. J. Sheenan, Director. Appointed by the Mayor. 



POLICE DEPARTMENT. 

Office, 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; Chaps. 
371; 410. Stat, 1925, Chaps. 284, 331. Stat. 1926, Chaps. 108; 
247; 379, sect, 1; Chap. 395. Stat. 1927, Chaps. 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. Evans, Deputy Superintendent. 



126 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



-, Deputy Superintendent. 



Thomas F. Goode, Deputy Superintendent. 

, 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 John W. Pyne, Superintendent's Clerk. 

Captain Louis E. Lorz, Drill Master. 

Lieutenant Thomas S. J. Kavanagh, Assistant Drill Master. 

Frank A. Richardson, Director of Signal Service. 

BUREAU OF CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION. 

Ainsley C. Armstrong, Chief Inspector. 
Gustaf Gustafson, Captain. 

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, John W. 
Kilday, Joseph F. Loughlin, John F. McCarthy, Michael J. 
Morrissey, Thomas F. Mulrey, Henry M. Pierce, John F. 
Mitchell, James R. Claflin, Michael J. Burke, James H. Egan, 
Thomas M. Towle, Joseph L. A. Cavagnaro, Owen Farley, 
William A. Sayward, Timothy J. Sheehan, Elkanah W. D. 
Le Blanc, William R. Connolly, Michael A. Kelley, Lieutenant 
Inspectors. George V. Augusta, Edward C. Blake, Alfred 
Boucher, Thomas F. Lyons, Joseph J. Maguire, Maurice F. 
Murphy, Cornelius Ring, Joseph E. Rollins, William N. Taylor, 
Detectice Sergeants. 

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 
traffic 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 listing of voters, now includes 
all women 20 years of age and over, in addition to the men. 

On April 1, 1928, the police force numbered 2,292 members, including 
27 captains, 28 lieutenant-inspectors, 41 lieutenants, 9 detective-sergeants, 
162 sergeants, 2,016 patrolmen, and 5 patrolwomen, of which 304 were 
detailed for traffic control. 



POLICE DEPARTMENT. 127 

There were 17 men in the signal service, whose director has charge of 
528 signal boxes. 

Salaries: Captains, $3,500 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 (maximum) is reached. 
Uniform and equipment are free. 

POLICE STATIONS. 

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

Second Division, 229 Milk street. Perley S. Skillings, Captain. 

Third Division, Joy street. James McDevitt, Captain. 

Fourth Division, La Grange street. Herbert W. Goodwin, Captain. 

Fifth Division, East Dedham street. John E. Driscoll, Captain. 

Sixth Division, cor? er D and Athens streets, 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 William H. Rymes, Sergeants Ibri W. H. Curtis, 
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. Jeremiah N, 

Mosher, 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, Boylstov street, near Hereford street. John M. 

Anderson, 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, 872 Morton street, Dorchester. James J. Walkins, 

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



128 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

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

Botolph street. James Laffey, Captain. 
House of Detention. [Stat. 1887, Chap, 234.] First floor of Court 

House, Somerset street. Mary Kenney, Chief Matron. Genevieve 

Baretta, Assistant Chief Matron. 
City Prison. First floor of Court House, Somerset street. Lieutenant 

Edward H. Mullen, Keeper of the Lock-up. 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. 189, 300 
304, 372; Spec. Stat. 1916, Chaps. 86, 88, 213, 267, 289 and Gen 
Stat. Chap. 102, Gen. Stat. 1917, Chaps. 84, 169 and Spec. Stat 
Chap. 146; Spec. Stat. 1918, Chap. 132; Spec. Stat. 1919, Chaps. 132 
199, 206; Stat. 1920, Chaps. 140, 524; Stat. 1921, Chaps. 169, 351 
Stat. 1922, Chaps. 273, 286; Stat. 1923, Chaps. 284, 381, 460, 488 
Stat. 1924, Chaps. 380, 479; Stat. 1925, Chaps. 309, 327; Stat. 1926 
Chaps. 153, 314.] 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 

Edward M. Sullivan. Term ends January, 1930. 
Jennee Loitman Barron. Term ends January, 1930. 
Francis C. Gray. Term ends January, 1932. 
Joseph J. Hurley. Term ends January, 1932. 
Joseph V. Lyons. Term ends January, 1932. 

officials. 
Francis C. Gray, Chairman. 
Jennte 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. 



DEPARTMENT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 129 



ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENTS. 

Augustine L. Rafter. John C. Brodhead. 

Mary C. Melltn. Arthur L. Gould. 

William B. Snow. Michael J. Downey. 

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

SCHOOLS (18). 

Teachers College, Public Latin, Girls' Latin, Brighton High, Charlestown 
High, Dorchester High (Girls), Dorchester High (Boys), East Boston 
High, English 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), Memorial 
High (Boys), South Boston High. 

Clerical School. — ■ Boston Clerical School. 

Continuation School. — 

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

DAY INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICTS, SCHOOL DISTRICTS WITH INTER- 
MEDIATE CLASSES, AND DAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICTS (81). 

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

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

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

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

South End. — Dwight,t Everett,! Franklin,t Rice.! 

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

Roxbury. — Dearborn,f Dillaway,f Dudley,! Henry L. Higginson, Hugh 
0'Brien,f Hyde,! Jefferson-Comins, f Julia Ward Howe, Lewis Inter- 
mediate,* Martin,! Sherwin,! Theodore Roosevelt Intermediate,* 
William Lloyd Garrison. 

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

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

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

West Roxbury. — ■ Robert Gould Shaw.* 

Dorchester. — Christopher Gibson,f 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, William E. Endicott, William E. Russell! 

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

* Intermediate Schools. ! Intermediate Classes. 



130 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



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. 

Clerical School. — For special training in Stenography, Bookkeeping, 
Typewriting, English, ffioce practice and penmanship. 

Disciplinary Day School. — For truants and other school offenders. 

School for the Deaf. — Horace Mann School. 

Day Schools for Immigrants. — For instruction in English language. 

special departments. 
Educational Investigation and Measurement. Arthur W. Kallom, 

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

Mulroy, Director. 
Household Science and Arts. Josephine Morris, Director. 
Kindergartens. Caroline D. Aborn, Director. 
Manual Arts. C. Edward Newell, Director. Edward C. Emerson, 

Associate Director. 
Modern Foreign Languages. Marie A. Solano, Director. 
Music. John A. O'Shea, Director. 
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 Classes. Ada M. Fitts, Director. 
Speech Improvement Classes. Theresa A. Dacey, Director. 
Vocational Guidance. Susan J. Ginn, Director. 
Chief Attendance Officer. Joseph W. Hobbs. 
Licensed Minors. Timothy F. Regan, Supervisor. 

Administrative Offices. 

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

At Continuation School, 25 Warrenton St., education and employment 
certificates are issued daily (except Saturdays), fron 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 applicants 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. 



DEPARTMENT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 131 



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 
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 sis supervising school physicians, 57 school physicians, one 
oxologist, 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 femaile nurse and as many district female 
nurses as are deemed necessary. The sum available for the employment 
of school physicians and school nurses is 11 cents on each one thousand of 
the City's assessed valuation, which in 1928 will amount to $207,021.05. 
In addition any balance unexpended the previous year is available. For 
the eighty-one elementary and intermediate school districts there is one 
supervising nurse in charge of three assistant supervising nurses and 57 
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 playgrounds under their 
control. 

The sum available for this branch of education is 15 cents on each 
$1,000 of the City's assessed valuation, which in 1928 will amount to 
$282,301.43. In addition, the income from games and contests and any 
balance unexpended the preceding year are available. The cost of military 
drill is not charged against the appropriation for Physical Education. 

The Department of Physical Education comprises one director, one 
associate director, one assistant director, one supervisor-in-charge of 
playgrounds, ten instructors of military drill, two armorers, twenty-nine 
women instructors of physical education, twelve teacher coaches of athletics 
and fourteen play teachers for boys of high schools, fifteen women play 
teachers for girls of high schools, twenty women play teachers for girls of 
intermediate schools, ninety-five men play teachers for boys of intermediate 
and elementary schools, six supervisors of playgrounds assisting in the 
direction of approximately six hundred playground teachers assigned for 



132 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

different seasons. The latter have charge of games, plays, dances, etc., 
in the fifty-five schoolyard playgrounds and seventy-five park play- 
grounds 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 
established in Boston thus far with the approval of the State Board of 
Education. By Chapter 805, Acts of 1913, Continuation Schools, for 
employed children between fourteen and sixteen years of age, were included 
under the same plan of State aid. The 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 two-thirds of the cost of 
instruction. 

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 149 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), clay modeling, printing, sheet metal, woodwork, and diversi- 
fied subjects. 

Modeling is taught in fifth grades in all boys' schools, by a special 
teacher. Cardboard construction and bookbinding in the fourth and 
filth grades are supervised by the department. 

Home and school gardening is conducted by the department as an 
after-school and summer activity in fifty-five elementary and intermediate 
districts. 

Summer recreational handicraft classes are conducted in six centers. 

HOUSEHOLD SCIENCE AND ARTS. 

There are ten high schools offering courses in household science and 
arts, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Girls' 



DEPARTMENT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 133 

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, 67 sewing rooms, 7 millinery rooms 
and 14 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 De- 
partment of Household Science and Arts. 

EVENING HIGH, ELEMENTARY AND TRADE SCHOOLS. 

There are eleven evening high schools, Central (English High School- 
house), Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Girls', Hyde 
Park, Mechanic Arts, Roxbury (Boston Clerical Schoolhouse), South 
Boston, and West Roxbury (Washington Irving Schoolhouse). 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-two evening elementary schools, including five 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 nineteen 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 nine 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. 

SUMMER REVIEW AND VACATION SCHOOLS. 

These supplementary summer review schools, one high, two inter- 
mediate, and ten elementary, for pupils who have been retarded in their 
studies, were started in 1914. The term is forty days, and the number 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 27 instructors, are held in the Con- 
tinuation School, 25 Warrenton street; for Girls' Division, with 22 in- 
structors, at 868 Washington street and the Pierpont School. 

All children 14 to 16 years of age employed under an employment 
certificate are compelled by law to attend the school four hours per week. 



134 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



USE OF SCHOOLHOUSES FOR SOCIAL AND CIVIC PURPOSES. 

In 1912 the School Committee were authorized by statute to allow the 
use of buildings under their control by associations and individuals (other 
than school pupils) for social, recreative and civic purposes at times when 
the schools were not in session. Under this arrangement there are now 
twelve School Centers, each having a manager and largely attended on 
three evenings and one or two afternoons a week. More than 70 school 
buildings 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 1928 will amount to $75,280.38. In addition, the income from 
rents of school buildings and any balance unexpended the preceding year 
are available. Besides the renting of school halls for club meetings, 
entertainments, etc., basements and other accommodations in school- 
houses are used by the Election Department as polling places, lighting and 
janitor service being paid for. 

PENSION AND RETIREMENT FUND FOR TEACHERS. 

The School Committee, by a majority vote of all its members, may 
retire with a pension any member of the teaching or supervising staff of 
the public day schools who has reached the age of sixty-five years, also 
such other members as are incapacitated for further efficient service. If 
the teacher retired has been employed in the public day schools for a 
period of thirty years or more, ten years of which have been in the Boston 
public day schools, the pension paid amounts to one-third of the annual 
salary received at time of retirement, 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 valu- 
ation. The Permanent School Pension Fund amounted to $852,648.64 on 
January 1, 1928, and 302 retired teachers were receiving pensions therefrom. 

The Boston Teachers' Retirement Fund Association, started in 1900 ) 
is paying $120 per year to 324 annuitants, the total amount of its fund 
on October 1, 1927, being $1,060,626.06. At that date 3,870 teachers 
were each contributing $18 per year to this fund. 



CITY ORDINANCES. 135 



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 of 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 13, 1926. 



CHAPTER 2. 

Concerning Meal Periods of Members of 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 office of City Messenger, 55 City Hall, 50 
cents each. 



136 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

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 — 
so that section three as amended shall read: 

Section 8. 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 meridiari; 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. 137 

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 81, 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 establishing 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 ' 'sixtv-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 Schoolhouse Commissioners. 
Section five of chapter three of the Revised Ordinances of 1925, is 
hereby amended in the clause establishing the salary of the schoolhouse 



138 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, 1872, Chap. 371; Stat. 1892, Chap. 419; Stat. 1896, Chap. 313 
Stat. 1898, Chap. 452; Stat. 1904, Chap. 333; Stat. 1905, Chap. 383 
Stat. 1907, Chap. 416; Stat. 1914, Chap. 786; Stat. 1915, Chap. 333 
Stat. 1923, Chap. 462; Stat. 1924, Chap. 488; Stat. 1928, Chap. 137.J 

Following the Great Fire in Boston which occurred on November 
9 and 10, 1872, a special session of the Legislature was called to consider 
questions growing out of the calamity and to enact such measures as were 
appropriate for the protection and rebuilding of the city. This resulted 
in an amendment to the Building Law of 1871 establishing a maximum 
height limit of 75 feet, which was amended the following year to 80 feet, 
providing further that additional height might be added if the same were 
constructed in a fireproof manner. 

In 1892, Chapter 419 provided for a maximum height limit of 125 feet 
in height, with a further restriction to 2\ times the width of the widest 
street or square on which such building stood. 

Authority to limit building heights to 70 feet within 25 feet of a park- 
way, boulevard or public way bordering on a park was granted under the 
provisions of a General Law, Chapter 313 of the Acts of 1896, and accepted 
by the city of Boston in May of the same year. This Law carried with 
it provision for damages and is one of the few instances in the city of 
Boston of the limitation of building heights through the exercise of eminent 
domain. For the most part restrictions are adopted under the police 
power. 

Chapter 333 of the Acts of 1904 provided for the appointment of a 
Commission authorized to divide the city of Boston into two districts; 
A, in which the greater part of the buildings situated therein were used 
for business or commercial purposes, restricted to a height of not more 
than 125 feet, and B, in which the greater part of the buildings situated 
therein were used for residential purposes, restricted in height to 80 feet. 

The boundaries of the A and B Districts as thus established continued 
in effect until the appointment of a similar Commission under the pro- 
visions of Chapter 333 of the Acts of 1915, this second Commission being 
authorized to revise the boundaries but not to increase the maximum 
height limits. The result was that the boundaries of District A were 
considerably enlarged. 

In the meantime Chapter 383 of the Acts of 1905 provided that buildings 
may be erected in the 80-foot district on streets exceeding 64 feet in width 



REGULATION OF BUILDING HEIGHTS. 139 

to a height equal to one and one-half times the width of the street upon 
which the building stands, but not exceeding 100 feet in any event, a 
modification which remains in effect at the present time. 

Chapter 462 of the Acts of the year 1923 amended previous legislation 
and established a maximum height limit of 155 feet further making pro- 
vision for the erection of buildings to a height greater than two and one- 
half times the width of the street, but not exceeding 155 feet if the external 
wall of a height greater than two and one-half times the width of the street 
shall be set back from the vertical face of the building in the ratio of one 
foot horizontally for each two and one-half feet vertically. Further 
regulations were also established for buildings on a narrower street near its 
intersection with a wider street. 

Chapter 488 of the Acts of the year 1924 the Boston Zoning Law, 
divides the city into 35, 40, 65, 80, and 155 foot districts, as shown on a 
map prepared by the Boston City Planning Board, and filed in the office 
of the State Secretary, each of the aforesaid districts carrying with them 
in addition to height limitations certain restrictions with regard to the 
bulk of builings, the area of yards and other open spaces and the per- 
centage of lot occupancy. Flexibility in the administration of the Zoning 
Plan is assured through the Board of Appeals, which is authorized to 
vary the provisions of the Law, and through the Board of Zoning Adjust- 
ment which is authorized to change the boundary lines of the zoning 
districts, under certain given conditions. 

According to an opinion handed down by the Supreme Judicial Court 
on March 2, 1926, (Grenville H. Norcross and another, Trustee and others, 
versus the Board of Appeal of the city of Boston) Districts A and B as 
territorial divisions regulating height of buildings, established in accordance 
with earlier statutes, no longer exist in view of the general scope and 
detailed provisions of the aforesaid Zoning law. 

Chapter 137 of the Acts of 1928 provides that on a lot on which a build- 
ing 155 feet in height is permitted, part of a building or structure may 
exceed such height provided the volume of the same does not exceed the 
buildable area of the lot multiplied by 155 feet, and provided further 
that every part of such building or structure above a height equal to two 
and one-half times the effective width of the street, but not exceeding 
125 feet, shall set back from every street and lot line one foot for each 
two and one-half feet of additional height. 

There have been, in addition, a number of laws enacted which operated 
indirectly as to height limits in the city of Boston, including special re- 
strictions in the vicinity of Copley Square and the Public Library; the 
State House; Rutherford Ave. between Chapman Street and the Mystic 
River tracks of the Boston and Maine Railroad; Washington Street, 
Lovering Place, Harrison Ave. and Asylum Street; and the property 
occupied by the Mechanic Arts High School on Dalton, Belvidere and 
Scotia Streets. So far as these special restrictions are concerned, the 
Zoning Law particularly specifies that it shall not interfere with, abrogate, 



140 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

annul, or repeal any statute previously enacted relating to the use of 
buildings or premises, provided, however, that where the zoning act 
imposes a greater restriction upon the use of buildings or premises or upon 
the height of buildings, the provisions of such act shall control. 



PUBLIC CELEBRATIONS BUREAU. 
George H. Johnson, Director of Public Celebrations. 
Office, 25 City Hall. 
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 holidays and other 
public occasions, in a manner calculated to produce constructive results. 



COMMITTEE FOR AMERICANIZATION. 

Herbert E. Ellis, Director. 
Office, 305 City Hall Annex. 

The Bureau of the Committee for Americanization 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 Americanization 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. 



RENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE. 

E. F. Condon, Secretary. 

Herbert 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- 



COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL AND PUBLICITY BUREAU. 141 

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. 
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 public statements relative to 
successful business accomplishments in Boston from time to time. 



142 



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BOUNDARIES 

OF THE 

Twenty-Two Wards 

AS FIXED IN 1924. 



146 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, redivided the territory of the City, establishing 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 unless otherwise clearly appearing; and where (if at all) 
lines are mentioned as meeting or intersecting which do not technically 
meet or intersect, it shall be intended that such lines shall be extended for 
the purposes of these descriptions until they do so meet or intersect. 

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 municipality. 

All portions of the City of Boston lying outside the shore line 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 line 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. 147 

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. 

(CHAELESTOWN.) 

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 line of Charles river; thence by said middle line to its inter- 
section with the middle line 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 Somerville 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 line of Mystic river), and by the 
boundary line 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 line in Charles river between Boston and Cambridge; 
thence by said boundary line to the point where it turns an acute angle at 
the middle of Miller's river; thence by the middle line of Miller'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- 



148 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 ayenue 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 BAT 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 line 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 line extended and through Kilmarnock 
street to Brookline avenue; thence through Brookline avenue to the 



WARD BOUNDARIES. 149 

location of the Boston & Albany Railroad; thence through said location, 
following its northerly branch, to its intersection with the middle line of 
Blandford 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 line 
on the southeasterly side of Fort Point channel; thence by said shore line 
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 line (crossing the Strand way 
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 line 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 diagonally) 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 easterly; thence by a straight line 
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; 



150 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 
Town 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 eoxbukt noeth.) 
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 Hill avenue; thence through 
Blue Hill avenue to Moreland 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. 
(eoxbtjry 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. 151 

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 Lin wood 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 with the middle line of Wellington street extended; thence 
by said extended line and through Wellington 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. 

(roxbuey 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 line to the point of 
beginning. 

WARD ELEVEN. 
(roxbury 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 



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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 Franklin Park, a 
little southwest of Robeson street; thence by said boundary line of Frank- 
lin Park, on several courses as the same is legally established 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 Hills Cemetery; thence by 
said line on several courses as the same is legally established 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 with 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. 
(koxbuey east.) 
Beginning at the intersection of Washington street and Dudley street; 
thence through Dudley street to Greenville 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 Canterbury 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 Hills street to 
its first intersection with a boundary line of Franklin Park extended which 
runs about east and west about midway between Williams 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 Willis street; thence through Willis 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 line 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 
Columbia 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 line of Boston, on "Old Har- 
bor" so called, at a point where said line, running nearly east and west, 
turns a slightly obtuse angle near the southeasterly limits of Columbus 
Park and runs nearly north and south; thence by said shore line on said 
"Old Harbor," on Boston Harbor and on Dorchester Bay, to a point 
where said line, running nearly north and south, makes a slightly 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 Quiney 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 



154 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 Hill 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 Claybourne 
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. 155 

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 line nearly northeasterly to a slightly obtuse 
angle in the shore line of Boston on Dorchester Bay, being the nearest 
angle in said line; thence by said shore line on Dorchester Bay and in the 
Neponset river to its intersection with the northeasterly side of the loca- 
tion of the Plymouth Division of the New York, New Haven & Hartford 
Railroad; thence by said northeasterly side of said location to its inter- 
section with the boundary line in the Neponset river between Boston and 
Quincy; thence by said boundary line 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 with the southerly bound- 
ary line of Dorchester park extended, said line running nearly northwest 
and southeast; thence by said boundary line of Dorchester park in several 
courses as the same is legally established, 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- 



156 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Chester avenue to its intersection with the southerly boundary line 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 line of Mellish road 
extended to its intersection with the location of the Milton 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 line 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 line 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 MATT AP AN.) 

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 Hill street; thence through Walk Hill 
street to Blue Hill avenue; thence through Blue Hill avenue to Evelyn 
street; thence through Evelyn 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 line 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 line 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. 



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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 line between Boston and Brookline; thence by said 
boundary line to Allandale street; thence through Allandale street to 
Centre street; thence through Centre street to Walter street; thence 
through Walter street to the southwesterly boundary line of the Arnold 
Arboretum; thence by said boundary line on several courses as the same 
is legally 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 line 
and through Lee Hill 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 established 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 line 
between Boston and Brookline; thence through Allandale street to Centre 
street; thence through Centre street to Walter street; thence through 
Walter street to the southwesterly boundary line of the Arnold Arboretum; 



158 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

thence by said boundary line on several courses as the same is legally 
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 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 line 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 boundary line, and the boundary 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 line of Smelt brook, and 
the same extended, to its intersection with the boundary line in Charles 
river between Boston and Cambridge; thence by said boundary line in 
Charles river to its intersection with the middle line of Granby street 
extended; thence by said extended middle line, 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 Brookline avenue; thence through 
Brookline avenue to Kilmarnock street; thence through Kilmarnock street, 
and by its middle line extended, to its intersection with the middle line of 
Muddy river in the Back Bay Fens; thence by the middle line 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 line 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 line is legally established to a point south of Chestnut Hill 
Reservoir where it meets the boundary line between Boston and Newton; 
thence by said boundary line 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 Hill avenue; 
thence through Chestnut Hill avenue to William Jackson avenue; thence 
through William Jackson avenue to Academy Hill road; thence through 



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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 Hill 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 with 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. 

[For present boundaries of precincts see Document 77 — 1925.] 



MEMBERS OF 
CITY GOVERNMENT. 

1909-I92S. 



MAYORS AND CERTAIN OTHER OFFICIALS SINCE 1822 



ORATORS APPOINTED BY THE CITY SINCE 1771. 



MASSACHUSETTS MEMBERS OF 69 th CONGRESS 

AND 
BOSTON MEMBERS OF LEGISLATURE. 1926-27. 



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1909. 



James M. Curley, 
Daniel A. Whelton, 
Daniel J. Donnelly, 2 
George P. Anderson, 
Walter Ballantyne, 
Frederick J. Brand, 
W. Dudley Cotton, jr., 



Ward 1 . 
Edward C. R. Bagley, 
Frank A. Goodwin, 
Joseph A. Hoey. 

Ward 2. 
Joseph H. Pendergast, 
Dennis A. O'Neil, 
Michael J. Brophy. 

Ward S. 
James J. Brennan, 
Joseph A. Dart, 
William J. Murray. 

Ward 4- 
Francis M. Ducey, 
Patrick B. Carr, 
James I. Green. 

Ward 5. 
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. McKcagney. 



Mayor. 
GEORGE A. HIBBARD.i 

AlDBRMEN. 

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 IS. 
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. 
JoseDh 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. Meins. 

Ward 22. 
William H. Morgan, 
George Penshorn, 
Bernhard G. Krug. 

Ward 23. 
George W. Carruth, 
George W. Smith, 
Ward D. Prescott. 

Ward 24- 
Frank B. Crane, 
James A. Hart, 
Clifford C. Best. 

Ward 25. 
Edward C. Webster, 
George C. McCabe, 
Charles H. Warren. 



i Elected for two years. . ' ;E? d June 23> 19 ° 9 ' 

3 Resigned June 3, 1909. 



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Term Ends in 1913. 
John J. Attridge, 
Matthew Hale, 
Walter L. Collins. 



1910. 

Mayor. 
JOHN F. FITZGERALD. 
City Council. 
Walter Ballantyne, President. 
Term Ends in 1912. 
James M. Curley, 
Walter Ballantyne, 
Thomas J. Kenny. 



Term Ends in 1911. 
Frederick J. Brand, 
Daniel J. McDonald, 
Timothy J. Buckley. 



Term Ends in 1914. 
Daniel J. McDonald, 
Timothy J. Buckley, 
Earnest E. Smith. 



1911. 

__ • 

Mayor. 
JOHN F. FITZGERALD. 
City CoaNCiL. 
Walter L. Collins, President. 
Term Ends in 1913. 
John J. Attridge, 
Matthew Hale, 
Walter L. Collins. 



Term Ends in 1912. 
James M. Curley, 
Walter Ballantyne, 
Thomas J. Kenny. 



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, 



1912. 

Mayor. 
JOHN F. FITZGERALD. 
City Council. 
John J. Attridge, President. 
Term Ends in 1914. 
Daniel J. McDonald, 
Timothy J. Buckley, 
Earnest E. Smith. 



Term Ends in 1913. 
John J. Attridge, 
Matthew Hale, 
Walter L. Collins. 



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 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. 



164 



MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



Term Ends in 1918. 
Walter Ballantyne, 
John A. Coulthurst, 
Henry E. Hagan. 



1915. 

JAMES M. CURLEY, Mayor. 

City Council. 
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. 

I9IT. 

JAMES M. CURLEY, Mayor. 

City Council. 

James J. Storrow, President. 

Term Ends in 1919. Term Ends in 1918. 

John J. Attridge, Walter Ballantyne, 

Walter L. Collins, Henry E. Hagan, 

James J. Storrow. Alfred E. Wellington 



Term Ends in 1920. 
Francis J. W. Ford, 
Daniel J. McDonald, 
James A. Watson. 



Term Ends in 1921. 
Henry E. Hagan, 
Daniel W. Lane, 
James T. Moriarty. 



1918. 

ANDREW J. PETERS, Mayor. 
City Council. 
Walter L. Collins, President. 
Term Ends in 1920. 
Francis J. W. Ford, 
Daniel J. McDonald, 
James A. Watson. 



Term Ends in 1919. 
John J. Attridge, 
Walter L. Collins, 
James J. Storrow. 



Term Ends in 1922. 
Walter L. Collins, 
John A. Donoghue, 
Edward F. McLaughlin. 



1919. 

ANDREW J. PETERS Mayor. 
City Council. 
Francis J. W. Ford, President. 
Term Ends in 1921. 
Henry E. Hagan, 
Daniel W. Lane, 
James T. Moriarty. 



Term Ends in 1920. 
Francis J. W. Ford, 
Daniel J. McDonald, 
James A. Watson. 



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165 



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. 



Term Ends in 1925. 
John A. Donoghue, 
George F. Gilbody, 
William J. Walsh. 



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, 



1920. 

ANDREW J. PETERS, Mayor. 
City Council. 
James T. Moiuarty, President. 

Term Ends in 1922. 
Walter L. Collins, 
John A. Donoghue, 
Edward F. McLaughlin. 

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 1921. 
Henry E. Hagan, 
Daniel W. Lane, 
James T. Moriarty. 



Term Ends in 1922. 
Walter L. Collins, 
John A. Donoghue, 
Edward F. McLaughlin. 



1922. 

JAMES M. CURLEY, Mayor. 
City Council. 
David J. Brickley, President. 
Term Ends in 1924. 
Henry E. Hagan, 
Daniel W. Lane, 
James T. Moriarty. 

1923. 

JAMES M. CURLEY, Mayor. 
City Council. 
Daniel W. Lane, President. 
Term Ends in 1925. 
John A. Donoghue, 
George F. Gilbody, 
William J. Walsh. 

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, 



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. 



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. 



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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 


Boston 


.Nov. 26, 1770 


1 
May 29, 1823 








.Feb. 4, 1772 


July 1, 1864 


1823-28.. 6 


* Harrison Gray Otis 


Boston 


.Oct. 8,1765 


Oct. 28, 1848 


1829-31.. 3 


♦Charles Wells 




Dec. 30, 1786 
.Feb. 19, 1792 


June 3, 1866 
July 17, 1849 


1832-33.. 2 


* Theodore Lyman, jr. . . . 


1834-35.. 2 


* Samuel T. Armstrong. . . 




.April 29, 1784 


Mar. 26, 1850 


1836 1 






.Mar. 5, 1798 


Jan. 29, 1862 


1837-39.. 3 






.Jan. 23, 1807 


May 25, 1848 


1840-42.. 3 


* Martin Brimmer 




.June 8,1793 


April 25, 1847 


1843-44.. 2 




Brookline 


.Dec. 11, 1798 


Nov. 22, 1845 


1845 1 






.Jan. 17, 1802 


Nov. 2, 1882 


1846-48.. 3 






.Aug. 25, 1797 


July 4, 1872 


1849-51.. 3 






.April 12, 1795 


Feb. 14, 1856 


1852-53.. 2 


* Jerome V. C. Smith 


Conway, N. H. 


.July 20, 1800 


Aug. 20. 1879 


1854-55.. 2 






.Aug. 30, 1818 


July 22, 1895 


1856-57.. 2 


* Frederic W. Lincoln, jr. . 


Boston 


.Feb. 27, 1817 


Sept. 13, 1898 


1858-60.. 3 


* Joseph M. Wightman. . . 




.Oct. 19, 1812 


Jan. 25, 1885 


186 1-62.. 2 


* Frederic W. Lincoln, jr. . 






(See above) . . . 
Sept. 5, 1882 
Oct. 17, 1874 


1863-66.. 4 


Boston 


Nov. 2, 1811 
.June 29, 1810 


1867 1 


* Nathaniel B. ShurtlefL. . 


1868-70.. 3 




Killingly, Conn 


....Oct. 3, 1820 


Jan. 19, 1894 


1871-72.. 2 






.Aug. 23, 1825 


Dec. 17, 1896 


1873,10 mo. 




(See under Chairmen of Alder- 




1873, 2 mo. 


* Samuel C. Cobb 


men) 
Taunton 


.May 22, 1826 


Feb. 18, 1891 


1874-76.. 3 






.Jan. 18, 1818 


June 6, 1899 


1877 1 


* Frederick O. Prince 






(See above) . . . 
(See above) . . . 


1878 1 






1879-81.. 3 




Groton 


.Mar. 16, 1830 


Dec. 5, 1918 


1882 1 


* Albert Palmer 


Candia, N. H.. 
Abbot, Me. . . . 


.Jan. 17, 1831 
.Nov. 23, 1835 


May 21,1887 
Mar. 13, 1902 


1883 1 


* Augustus P. Martin .... 


1884 1 


*Hugh O'Brien 




.July 13, 1827 


Aug. 1, 1895 


1885-88.. 4 


* Thomas N. Hart . 


North Reading . 


.Jan. 20,1829 


Oct. 4, 1924 


1889-90.. 2 


* Nathan Matthews, jr. . . 




.Mar. 28, 1854 


Dec. 11, 1927 


189 1-94.. 4 


* Edwin U. Curtis 


Roxbury 


.Mar. 26, 1861 


Mar. 28, 1922 


1895 1 


* t Josiah Quinc v 


Quincy 


.Oct. 15,1859 


Sept. 8, 1919 


1896-99.. 4 


t Thomas N. Hart 

* J Patrick A. Collins 








1900-01.. 2 


Fermoy, Irelanc 


, Mar. 12, 1844 


Sept. 14, 1905 


1902-05, 32 


t John F. Fitzgerald 




..Jan. 21, 1872 




1905, 3i mo. 




.Feb. 11, 1863 




1906-07.. 2 


* t George A. Hibbard 


Boston 


.Oct. 27,1864 


May 29, 1910 


L908-O9.. 2 


t John F. Fitzgerald 








1910-13.. 4 




.Nov. 20, 1874 




1914-17.. 4 




.April 3, 1S72 




1918-21.. 4 






1922-25.. 4 


If Malcolm E. Nichols. . . . 


Portland, Me . . 


.May 8, 1876 




1926-29 







* Deceased. 

§ Acting Mayor. 



t Elected for two years. 



I Twice elected for two years. 
1 Elected for four years. 



CHAIRMEN OF THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN. 



167 



Note. — From January 6, 1845, to February 27, 1845, or from the close of Mayor 
Brimmer's term of office till the election of his successor, Thomas A. Davis, the Chairman 
of the Board of Aldermen, William Parker, performed the duties of Mayor. 

In the interim between the death of Mayor Davis, on November 22, 1845, and the 
election on December 11, 1845, of his successor, Josiah Quincy, jr., Benson Leavitt, Chair- 
man of the Board of Aldermen, acted as Mayor. 

There were three ballotings for the election of Mayor for 1854, between December 12, 
1853, and January 9, 1S54. In the meantime the duties of Mayor were performed by 
Benjamin L. Allen, Chairman of the Board of Aldermen. 

In 1S73 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. 




Lyme, N. H . . . 


.Oct. 7, 1808 


Oct. 30, 1890 


1855 






.Feb. 21,1802 


April 29, 1861 


1856-57 


* Joseph Milner Wightman 




.Oct. 19,1812 


Jan. 25, 1885 


1858 


* Silas Peirce 




.Feb. 15, 1793 


Aug. 27, 1879 


1859 


*Otis Clapp 


Westhampton. . 


.Mar. 3, 1806 


Sept. 18, 1886 


1860 






1861 


* Thomas Phillips Rich . . . 




.Mar. 31, 1803 


Dec. 11, 1875 


1862 


* Thomas Coffin Amory, jr. 




.Aug. 16, 1812 


Oct. 10, 1899 


1863 






Nov 2 1811 


Sept. 5, 1882 
April 27, 1870 


1864 


* George W. Messinger. . . 




.Feb. 5,1813 


1865-66 


* Charles Wesley Slack . . . 


Boston 


.Feb. 21,1825 


April 11, 1885 


1867 


* George W. Messinger . . . 






(See above) . . . 
April 13, 1901 


1868 






.Aug. 22, 1814 


1869 


* Newton Talbot 




.Mar. 10 1815 


Feb. 3, 1904 


1870 


* Charles Edward Jenkins, 


.July 29, 1817 


Aug. 1, 1882 


1871 




Jafirey, N.H... 


.Aug. 15, 1827 
..July 1, 1825 


Dec. 21, 1906 


1872 


* Leonard R. Cutter 


July 13,1894 


1873 


* John Taylor Clark 


Sanbornton,N.H.,Sep. 19, 1825 


Oct. 29, 1880 


1874-77 


* Solomon Bliss Stebbins. . 




.Jan. 18, 1830 


June 8, 1910 


1878 






.July 13, 1827 


Aug. 1, 1895 


1879 81 


* Solomon Bliss Stebbins. . 


(See above) .... 


(See above) . . . 
(See above) . . . 
Mar. 18, 1891 


1882 






1883 


* Charles Varney Whitten 


Vassalboro, Me. 


, May 10, 1829 


1884-85 


* Charles Hastings Allen . . 




.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) . . . 
Nov 10 1907 


1888 




Sudbury 

Baltimore, Md. 
Dorchester. . . . 


Oct. 11 1S40 


18S9 


William Power Wilson. . . 


.Nov. 15, 1852 
.Feb. 15, 1855 




1890 


* Herbert Schaw Carruth.. 


Dec. 27, 1917 


1891 






.April 26, 1846 


Sept. 12, 1923 


1892-93 




North Attleborc 


'. .JulyS, 1856 




1894-95 






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. 



168 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

CHAIRMEN OF THE BOARD OF 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. . . . 

J Charles Martin Draper. 

% Edward L. Cauley 

William Berwin 

* Louis M. Clark 

* Frederick J. Brand 



Lynn Mar. 26, 1857 

Brookline Sept. 12, 1868 

Boston Feb. 29, 1852 

Ireland Feb. 11, 1855 

Boston June 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. 



Name. 



Place and Date of Birth. 



Died. 



Years of 
Service. 



* William Prescott 

* John Welles 

* Francis Johonnot Oliver, 

* John Richardson Adan . . 

* Eliphalet Williams 

* Benj. Toppan Pickman. . 

* John Prescott Bigelow... 

* Josiah Quincy, jr 

* Philip Marett 

* Edward Blake 

* Peleg Whitman Chandler 

* George Stillman Hillard, 

* Benjamin Seaver 

* Francis Brinley 

* Henry Joseph Gardner . . 

* Alex. Hamilton Rice .... 

* Joseph Story 

* Oliver Stevens 

* Samuel W. Waldron, jr. . 

* Josiah Putnam Bradlee. . 

* Joseph Hildreth Bradley, 

* Joshua Dorsey Ball 

* George Silsbee Hale 

* Wm. Bentley Fowle, jr. . 



Pepperell Aug. 19, 1762 

Boston Oct. 14, 1764 

Boston Oct. 10,1777 

Boston July 8, 1793 

Taunton Mar. 7, 1778 

Salem Sept. 17, 1790 

Groton Aug. 25, 1797 

Boston Jan. 17,1802 

Boston Sept. 25, 1792 

Boston Sept. 28, 1805 

N. Gloucester, Me., Apr.12, '16 

Machias, Me Sept. 22, 1808 

Roxbury April 12, 1795 

Boston Nov. 10, 1800 

Dorchester June 14,1818 

Newton Aug. 30, 1818 

Marblehead Nov. 11,1822 

Andover June 22, 1825 

Portsmouth, N. H., Oct. 24, '28 

Boston June 10, 1817 

Haverhill Mar. 5, 1822 

Baltimore, Md. .July 11, 1828 

Keene, N. H Sept. 24, 1825 

Boston July 27, 1826 



Dec. 8, 
Sept. 26, 
Aug. 21, 
July 4, 
June 12, 
Mar. 22, 
July 4, 
Nov. 2, 
Mar. 22, 
Sept. 4, 
May 28, 
Jan. 21, 
Feb. 14, 
June 14, 
July 19, 
July 22, 
June 22, 
Aug. 23, 
Aug. 24, 
Feb. 2, 
Oct. 5, 
Dec. 18, 
July 27, 
Jan. 21, 



1844 
1855 
1858 
1849 
1855 
1835 
1872 
1882 
1869 
1873 
1889 
1879 
1856 
1889 
1892 
1895 
1905 
1905 
1882 
1887 
1S82 
1892 
1897 
1902 



1822 

1823 

1824-25 

1826-28 

1829 

1830-31 

1832-33 

1834-36 

1837-40 

1841-43 

1844-45 

1846-47 » 

18472-49 

1850-51 

1852-53 

1854 

1855 

1856-57 

1858 

1859-60 

1861 

1862 

1863-64 

1865 



* Deceased. ' To July 1. 2 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. 

J 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. 169 

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 

LeoF. McCullough 

* George Cheney McCabe 



(See above) 

Hingham April 14, 1834 

Boston June 14, 1828 

Revere May 15, 1828 

Harrison, Me. . .Sept. 6, 1842 
Truro June 8, 1820 

Amherst Jan. 16, 1840 

Hampton, N.H., Nov. 25, 1835 

Norwich, Vt . . . .May 19, 1834 

Bradford, N. H, June 8, 1842 

Waterford, Ire. .Jan. 13, 1829 

Dorchester Sept. 6, 1836 

Boston July 8, 1850 

Charlestown July 18, 1840 

Vassalboro, Me., Mar. 13, 1845 

St. John, N. B 1835 

Wachenheim, Germany, 

May 17, 1846 

Boston April 26, 1846 

London, Eng. . .Dec. 20, 1854 

Boston Feb. 29, 1852 

Jamaica Plain.. .July 27,1855 

(See above) 



Boston Feb. 17, 1869 

Brookline Sept. 12, 1868 

Boston Oct. 5,1871 

Boston July 27, 1874 

Boston Sept. 22, 1876 

Boston June 24, 1872 

Boston July 1, 1882 

Carmel, N. Y. . . July 5, 1873 



(See 


above) 


Apri 


1 6, 


1893 


Mar 


3), 


1907 


Oct. 


29, 


1897 


July 


11, 


1914 


Dec. 


13, 


1914 


Sept 


18, 


1915 


Apri 


27 


1903 


Jan. 


15, 


1900 


Apri 


1 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) . . . 


Apri 


25, 


1899 


Dec. 


27, 


1917 



1866 
1867 
1868 
1869 
1870 
1871 

1872 

1873-74 

1875 

1876 

1877-78 

1879 

1880 

1881 i 

1881 2-82 

1883 3 

1883* 

1884 

1885-86 

1887-88 

1889-90 

1891-93 

1894-95 
1896-97 

1898 

1899-1901 

1902-05 

1906-07 

190S 

1909 



Deceased. J To October 27. 2 From October 27. 3 To June 11. 4 From June 14. 



170 



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. Heffernan 

Thomas H. Green 



Hawick, Scotland, Mar. 17, 1855 

Boston April 7,1878 

Boston Feb. 8,1878 

Boston Nov. 18, 1863 

Chelsea Aug. 14, 1873 

Boston June 16, 1867 

St. John, N. B. .Feb. 26, 1865 

Boston Jan. 21, 1864 

(See above) 

Boston Dec. 23, 1882 

Amesbury Sept. 22, 1876 

Boston June 24, 1870 

Boston Mar. 14, 1889 

Boston Dec. 11, 1872 

Boston Aug. 12, 1885 

(See above) 

Gardiner, Me. . .Aug. 6, 1880 

Boston Jan. 27,1893 

Boston May 11, 1883 



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 
192S 



* Single chamber, established in 1910 (see Chap. 486, Acts of 1909, Sects. 48-51). 

Orators of Boston. 

APPOINTED BY THE PUBLIC AUTHORITIES. 

For the Anniversary of the Boston Massacre, March 5, 1770. 



1771 James Lovell. 

1772 Dr. Joseph Warren. 

1773 Dr. Benjamin Church. 

1774 John Hancock. 

1775 Dr. Joseph Warren. 

1776 Rev. Peter Thacher. 

1777 Benjamin Hichborn. 

For the Anniversary of 

1783 Dr. John Warren. 

1784 Benjamin Hichborn. 

1785 John Gardiner. 

1786 Jonathan L. Austin. 

1787 Thomas Dawes, jr. 

1788 Harrison Gray Otis. 

1789 Rev. Samuel Stillman. 

1790 Edward Gray. 

1791 Thomas Crafts, jr. 

1792 Joseph Blake, jr. 

1793 John Quincv Adams. 

1794 John Phillips. 

1795 George Blake. 



1778 Jonathan Williams Austin. 

1779 William Tudor. 

1780 Jonathan Mason, jr. 

1781 Thomas Dawes, jr. 

1782 George Richards Minot. 

1783 Dr. Thomas Welsh. 



National Independence, July 4, 1776. 

1796 John Lathrop, jr. 

1797 John Callender. 

1798 Josiah Quincy. 

1799 John Lowell, jr. 

1800 Joseph Hall. 

1801 Charles Paine. 

1802 Rev. William Emerson. 

1803 William Sullivan. 

1804 Dr. Thomas Danforth. 

1805 Warren Dutton. 

1806 Francis Dana Channing. 

1807 Peter O. Thacher. 

1808 Andrew Ritchie, jr. 



ORATORS OF BOSTON. 



171 



1809 William Tudor, jr. 

1810 Alexander Townsend. 

1811 James Savage. 

1812 Benjamin Pollard. 

1813 Edward St. Loe Livermore. 

1814 Benjamin Whitwell. 

1815 Lemuel Shaw. 

1816 George Sullivan. 

1817 Edward T. Channing. 

1818 Francis C. Gray. 

1819 Franklin Dexter. 

1820 Theodore Lyman, jr. 

1821 Charles G. Loring. 

1822 John C. Gray. 

1823 Charles Pelham Curtis. 

1824 Francis Bassett. 

1825 Charles Sprague. 

1826 Josiah Quincy, Mayor. 

1827 William Powell Mason. 

1828 Bradford Sumner. 

1829 James T. Austin. 

1830 Alexander H. Everett. 

1831 Rev. John G. Palfrey. 

1832 Josiah Quincy, jr. 

1833 Edward G. Prescott. 

1834 Richard S. Fay. 

1835 George S. Hillard. 

1836 Henry W. Kinsman. 

1837 Jonathan Chapman. 

1838 Rev. Hubbard Winslow. 

1839 Ivers James Austin. 

1840 Thomas Power. 

1841 George Ticknor Curtis. 

1842 Horace Mann. 

1843 Charles Francis Adams. 

1844 Peleg W. Chandler. 

1845 Charles Sumner. 

1846 Fletcher Webster. 

1847 Thomas G. Carey. 

1848 Joel Giles. 

1849 William W. Greenough. 

1850 Edwin P. Whipple. 

1851 Charles Theodore Russell. 

1852 Rev. Thomas Starr King. 

1853 Timothy Bigelow. 

1854 Rev. A. L. Stone. 

1855 Rev. A. A. Miner. 

1856 Edward Griffin Parker. 

1857 Rev. William R. Alger. 

1858 John S. Holmes. 

1859 George Sumner. 

1860 Edward Everett. 

1861 Theophilus Parsons. 

1862 George Ticknor Curtis. 

1863 Oliver Wendell Holmes. 

1864 Thomas Russell. 

1865 Rev. Jacob M. Manning. 

1866 Rev. S. K. Lothrop. 

1867 Rev. George H. Hepworth. 

1868 Samuel Eliot. 



1869 Ellis W. Morton. 

1870 William Everett. 

1871 Horace Binney Sargent. 

1872 Charles Francis Adams, jr. 

1873 Rev. John F. W. Ware. 

1874 Richard Frothingham. 

1875 Rev. James Freeman Clarke. 

1876 Robert C. Winthrop. 

1877 William Wirt Warren. 

1878 Joseph Healey. 

1879 Henry Cabot Lodge. 

1880 Robert Dickson Smith. 

1881 George Washington Warren. 

1882 John Davis Long. 

1883 Rev. H. Bernard Carpenter. 

1884 Harvey N. Shepard. 

1885 Thomas J. Gargan. 

1886 George Fred Williams. 

1887 John E. Fitzgerald. 

1888 William E. L. Dillaway. 

1889 John L. Swift. 

1890 Albert E. Pillsbury. 

1891 Josiah Quincy. 

1892 John R. Murphy. 

1893 Henry W. Putnam. 

1894 Joseph H. O'Neil. 

1895 Rev. Adolph Augustus Berle. 

1896 John F. Fitzgerald. 

1897 Rev. Edward Everett Hale. 

1898 Rev. Denis O'Callaghan. 

1899 Nathan Matthews, jr. 

1900 Stephen O'Meara. 

1901 Curtis Guild, jr. 

1902 Joseph A. Corny. 

1903 Edwin D. Mead. 

1904 John A. Sullivan. 

1905 Le Baron B. Colt. 

1906 Timothy W. Coakley. 

1907 Rev. Edward A. Horton. 

1908 Arthur D. Hill. 

1909 Arthur L. Spring. 

1910 James H. Wolff. 

1911 Charles William Eliot. 

1912 Joseph C. Pelletier. 

1913 Grenville S. MacFarland. 

1914 Rev. James A. Supple. 

1915 Louis D. Brandeis. 

1916 Joe Mitchell Chappie. 

1917 Daniel J. Gallagher. 

1918 William H. P. Faunce. 

1919 Charles Ambrose 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. 

1928 Hon. Edith Nourse Rogers. 



172 



MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



MEMBERS OF THE STATE LEGISLATURE 
FROM BOSTON FOR 1928. 



SENATORS. (8.) 

1st Suffolk Disteict Edward J. Cox, R. 

2d Suffolk District John B. Cashman, D. 

3d Suffolk District Wellington Wells, R. 

4th Suffolk District Robert E. Bignet, D. 

5th Suffolk District James J. Mulvet, D. 

6th Suffolk District Gaspar G. Bacon, R. 

7th Suffolk District : William I. Hennessey, D. 

Sth Suffolk District . Thomas H. Bilodeau, R. 



REPRESENTATIVES. (48.) 



Ward 
1. 


fWiLLiAM H. Barker, D. 
■j Bernard F. Hanrahan, D. 
(William H. Hearn, D. 


Ward 

12. 

Ward 
13. 


(Abraham B. Casson, R. 
\Carroll L. Meins, R. 

(Peter J. Fitzgerald, D. 
(Hugh H. Garrity, D. 


Ward 
2. 


(John P. Buckley, D. 

\ Charles S. Sullivan, Jr., D. 


Ward 
14. 


(Isidore H. Fox, R. 
(William M. Silvf.rman, R. 


Ward 
3. 


(Martin M. Lomasney, D. 
(John J. O'Leary, D. 


Ward 
15. 


(Francis X. Coyne, D.* 
\Lewis R. Sullivan, D.f 


Ward 
4. 


(George P. Anderson, R. 
(Richard E. Johnston, R. 


Ward 
16. 

Ward 
17. 


(Joseph Finnegan, D. 
(Francis J. Hickey, D. 

(Harrison H. Atwood, R. 
(Owen A. Gallagher, D. 


Ward 
5. 


(Henry L. Shattuck, R. 
\Eliot Wadsworth, R. 


Ward 
18. 


(Joseph A. Logan, D. 
[Patrick J. Welsh, D. 


Ward 
6. 

Ward 

7. 


(William P. Hickey, D. 
\James J. Twohig, D. 

(Maurice E. 'Foley, D. 
(Edward J. Sullivan, D. 


Ward 
19. 

Ward 
20. 

Ward 
21. 


(Horace E. Dunkle, R. 
(George Penshorn, R. 

(Harold R. Duffie, R. 
\George A. Gilman, R. 

| Martin Hays, R. 


Ward 

8. 


[Garrett H. Byrne, D. 
\ Anthony A. McNulty, D. 


Ward 
22. 


JI.eo M. Birmingham, D. 


Ward 
9. 


(Patrick E. Murray, D. 
\Bernard John O'Neil, D. 


Chelsea 
Wards 
1, 2, 3. 


■j Frank D. Crowley, R. D. 


Ward 
10. 


(Thomas S. Kennedy, D. 
\Maurice J. Tobin, D. 


Chelsea 
Wards 
4, 5. 


■j John E. Beck, R. 

1 


Ward 
11. 


(Thomas H. Carr, D. 
\Timothy J. McDonough, D. 


-n /Augustine Airola, R. 
Revere ( Conde Brodbine, R. 

Winthrop. Edgar F. Power, R. 



* Resigned. 



t Deceased. 



MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND DISTRICTS. 173 



MEMBERS OF THE SEVENTIETH CONGRESS 
FROM MASSACHUSETTS. 



SENATORS. 

Frederick H. Gillett, R of Springfield. 

David I. Walsh, D of Fitchburg. 

REPRESENTATIVES. 
District 1 — Allen T. Treadway, R. . . .of Stockbridge. 

2 — Henry L. Bowles, R. . .of Springfield. 

3 — Frank H. Foss, R of Fitchburg. 

4 — George R. Stobbs, R of Worcester. 

5 — ■ Edith Nourse Rogers, R. . . . of Lowell. 

6 — A. Piatt Andrew, R of Gloucester. 

7 — William P. Connery, Jr., D. . of Lynn. 

8 — Frederick W. Dallinger, R. . of Cambridge. 

9 — Charles L. Underhill, R. . .of Somerville. 

10 — John J. Douglass, D of Boston. 

11 — George Holden Tinkham, R. . of Boston. 
* 12 — James A. Gallivan, D. . . .of Boston. 

13 — Robert Luce, R of Waltham. 

1 14 — Louis A. Frothingham, R. . . of Easton. 

15 — Joseph W. Martin, Jr., R. . .of North Attleboro. 

16 — Charles L. Gifford, R. . . .of Barnstable. 

Terms end March 4, 1929. 



CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS. 

General Laws, Chapter 57, Section 1. 

(As amended by Acts of 1926, Chapter 372, Section 1.) 

District 9. — Suffolk 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. 

* Died April 3, 1928. 1 Died August 21, 192S. 



174 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

District 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: Bellingham, Brookline, Dover, Franklin, Medfield, Medway, 
Millis, Needham, Norfolk, Plainville, Walpole, Wellesley and Wrentham. 
Middlesex County: Ashland, Framingham, Holliston, 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, Brain tree, Canton, Dedham, Foxbor- 
ough, Holbrook, Milton, Norwood, Quincy, Randolph, Sharon, Stoughton, 
Westwood and Weymouth. Plymouth County: Abington, Brockton, East 
Bridge water, West Bridge water and Whitman. 



FOREIGN CONSULS IN BOSTON. 175 



FOREIGN CONSULS IN BOSTON. 
1928. 



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. Gushing, 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, Brookline; 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-General; 

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. 



176 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Russia — Joseph A. Conry, 1 Beacon street, room 905. 

Salvador — • Ralph Tirrell, 112 Beach street. 

Spain — Pedro Mackay D'Almeida, 244 Washington street, room 407, 

Vic-Consul. 
Sweden — Carl W. Johansson, 18 Tremont street, Vice-Consul, room 205. 
Switzerland — George H. Barrell, 88 Broad street, room 712, Consular 

Agent. 
Uruguay — William A. Mosman, 92 Water street, room 62. 

For countries not listed above, address the respective Consulates Gen- 
eral in New York City. 



INDEX — A-B. 177 



INDEX. 



A. 

Page 

Aldermen, Chairmen of the Board of, 1855 to 1909 . . . 167, 168 

Members of, in its last year (1909) 168 

Americanization, Committee for 140 

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

Amendments to City Charter in 1924 34-43 

Appeal, Board of 54 

Aquarium, Marine Park 86 

Arnold Arboretum (Park Dept.) 86 

Art Department 48 

Assessing Department 49-51 

Attendance officers (School Committee) 131 

Auditing Department 52 

Automobile fire apparatus (Fire Dept.) 61, 64 

B. 

Back Bay assessment districts 50, 51 

Back Bay wards 148 

Bath-houses, list of . . . 87, 88 

Beach baths (Park Dept.) 88 

Biennial elections established (City Charter amendments of 

1924) 34 

Births, Registrar of . 101 

Boards and Commissions serving without pay : 

Art Commission 48 

Boston and Cambridge Bridges Commission .... 112 

City Hospital Trustees 66 

City Planning Board 57 

Finance Commission (the four members other than Chair- 
man) 113 

Franklin Foundation Managers 120, 121 

Library Trustees 72 

Park Commissioners (the two members other than Chair- 
man) 76 

Public Welfare Overseers 75 

School Committee . . . 128 

Sinking Funds Commission 103 

Statistics Trustees (the four members other than Chairman), 104 



178 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Page 
Boroughs, proposed division of City into five (Charter amend- 
ments of 1924) 34 

Boston and Cambridge Bridges Commission 112 

Boston Almhouse and Hospital 71 

Boston City Record (official weekly of City) . . 21, 27, 28, 47, 104 
Boston Proper (Wards 3-5) : 

Assessment districts of 50 

Municipal Court of 116 

Parks, playgrounds, etc. in 83 

Public Library and branches in 73-74 

Public Schools in 129 

Representatives of, in Legislature, 1928 172 

Streets paved in, miles of 97 

Wards in, boundaries of (new) 146, 159 

Boston Sanatorium 69 

Boston Year Boole 8, 104 

Bridge and Ferry Division, Public Works Dept. .... 95 

Bridges (highway) in Boston 95, 112 

In parks and parkways 83 

Brighton (Wards 21 and 22): 

Assessment districts of 50, 51 

Municipal Court of 116 

Parks, playgrounds, etc. in 81 

Public Library Branch in 74 

Public Schools in 129 

Representatives of, in Legislature, for 1928 .... 172 

Streets paved in, miles of 97 

Wards, boundaries of (new) 158, 159 

Budget Department 52 

Building Department 52-53 

Board of Examiners 53 

Building Heights, regulation of 138-139 

Buildings in charge of Public Buildings Dept. .... 91-93 

C. 

Cemetery Division, Park Department 88 

Cemeteries owned by City, with location and area ... 88 
Charlestown (Ward 2) : 

Assessment districts of 50 

City buildings in 92 

Municipal Court of 117 

Parks, playgrounds, etc. in 78, 79 

Public Library Branch in 74 

Public Schools in 129 



INDEX — C. 



179 



Charlestown (Ward 2). — Concluded. 

Streets paved in, miles of 

Ward 2, boundaries of 

Chattel Loan Company 

City and County Buildings 

City Charter, Amended (1909), with amendments to 1922, inch 

City Charter Amendments of 1924 

City Clerk Department 

City Council, membership enlarged (Charter amendment of 1924), 
City Council of 1928 

President of 

Committees of 

Officials of 

Order of, for Municipal Register of 1928 

Rules of 

City Council, members of, in years 1910-1925 .... 

Presidents of, 1910-1928 

City Government, 1928 

City Governments, 1909 to 1925 

City Hospital 

City Messenger k 

City officials in charge of executive departments .... 

City Ordinances, 1925 to 1928 

City Planning Department 

City Prison (Police Dept.) 

City Record, See Boston City Record. 

City Seal, origin of and present form 

City Solicitor, office of, abolished 

Clerk of Committees (City Council) 

Collateral Loan Company 

Collecting Department 

Collector's bonds increased 

Commercial, Industrial and Publicity Bureau .... 

Commissioner: 

52 Penal Institutions 

52 Police . 

59 Public Works 

65 Soldiers' Relief . 

71 



Budget 
Building 
Fire 
Health 
Institutions 
Commissioners 
Art . 
Boston and 
Bridges . 
Boston Finance 
Election 



Page 

97 

147 

125 

91,93 

19-33 

34-43 

56 

36 

9, 10 

9 

12 

10, 11 

4 

13-18 

163-165 

168 

9, 10 

162, 165 

66-70 

10,17 

44-46 

135, 138 

57 

128 

2,3 
72 
11 

125 
57 

135 

141 



125 

94 

103 



Cambridge 



48 

112 

112 

58 



Park . 
Schoolhouse 
Sinking Funds 
Street . 



76 
102 
103 
105 



180 



MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



Page 
Commissions. See Boards and Commissions. 

Common Council: 

Members of, 1909 (final year) 162 

Presidents of, since 1822 168, 170 

Congress (69th) Massachusetts members of 173 

Congressional Districts in Boston 173 

Constables appointed by Mayor, 1927 123, 124 

Consuls of foreign countries in Boston 175 

Convalescent Home (Hospital Dept.) 66 

Conveyancers, City (Law Dept.) 72 

Corporation Counsel (Law Dept.) 72 

County of Suffolk: 

Auditor . . . . 113 Land Court ... 114 

Commissioners . . . 113 Register of Deeds . . 114 

District Attorney . . 113 Sheriff. ... 114 

Index Commissioners . 114 Treasurer . . . 113 
Courts and Officers of: 

Juvenile Court . . . 118 South Boston District . 117 
Municipal Court, Boston West Roxbury District 

Proper . . . 116 (incl. Hyde Park) . 118 
Brighton District . . 117 ' Probate and Insolvency, 

Charlestown District . 117 Judges and Register . 116 

Dorchester District . 117 Probation officers . . 118 

East Boston District . 117 Superior Court . . . 115 

Roxbury District . . 117 Supreme Court . . . 115 

Criminal Investigation, Bureau of (Police Dept.) .... 126 



D. 

Deaths, registrar of ... . 
Deeds, Register of (Suffolk County) . 
Departments and Commissions of the 



Art Dept. . 

Assessing . 

Auditing 

Boston and Cambridge 

Bridges Commission 
Boston Sanatorium 
Budget Dept. 
Building 
City Clerk . 
City Planning 
Collecting . 
Election 



City (alphabetical list) : 

48 Finance Commission 

49 Fire Dept. . 

52 Franklin Foundation 

Health Dept. 

112 Hospital . 

69 Institutions 

52 Law 

52, 53 Library 

56 Licensing Board 

57 Market Dept. 

57 Mayor 

58 Park 



101 
114 

112 
59 

120 
65 
66 
71 
72 
73, 74 

122 
75 
47 
76 



INDEX — D-E. 



181 



Page 



Departments and Commissions of the City. — Concluded. 



Penal Institutions 


89 


Schoolhouse Dept. 


102 


Police 


125 


Sinking Funds . 


103 


Printing .... 


89 


Soldiers' Relief . 


103 


Public Buildings 


90 


Statistics 


104 


Public Welfare, Overseers 




Street Laying-Out 


105 


of .... 


75 


Supply 


106 


Public Works Dept. . 


94 


Transit 


107 


Registry .... 


101 


Treasury 


107 


Retirement Board 


101 


Weights and Measures . 107 


School Committee 


132 






Detention, House of (Police Dept.) 




128 


District Attorney (Suffolk County) 




113 








113, 114 


Districts : 








Assessment .... 


51 


Medical (County) 


119 


Fire 60-61 


Municipal Court 


. 116, 118 


Geographical, with wards, 146 


-159 


School 


. 129, 130 


Legislative .... 


173 






Dorchester (Wards 13-18) : 








Assessment districts of 






50-51 


City Buildings in . 






. 72, 91 


Municipal Court of 






117 


Parks, playgrounds, etc., ir 


L . 




. 79, 80 


School districts in . 






129 


Streets paved in, miles of 






97 


Wards in, boundaries of 






. 153-155 



East Boston (Wardl): 

Assessment districts of 

City Buildings in . . . 

District Court of 

Parks, playgrounds, squares, etc. in 

Public Library Branch in 

Relief station (hospital) in 

School districts in 

Streets paved in, miles of 

Ward 1, boundaries of 

Election Department 

Elections, biennial, established (Charter amendments of 1924) 

Examiners, Board of (Building Dept.) 

Executive Departments of City 

Executive Officers, with term, etc 

Fees for permits, Public Works Dept 



50,51 

72,91 

119 

79, 82 

74 

66 

129 

97 

146 

58 

35 

53 

44-110 

44-46 

94, 95 



182 



MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



F. 

Page 

Fees for permits, Street Commissioners 106 

Ferries (North and South) owned by City 95 

Ferry. See Bridge and Ferry Division. 

Finance Commission 112 

Fire Department, with officials, fire-districts, etc 59-65 

Firemen's meal periods (Ordinances, 1926) . . . . 135 

Fire apparatus, companies and their officers .... 61-65 

Assignments by districts 60, 61 

Total equipment in use and in reserve 64 

Firemen's Relief Fund 64 

Fiscal year, change of (Charter amendments of 1924) ... 35 

Foreign Consuls in Boston 175, 176 

Fountains, monuments, statues, etc. 34-36 

Fourth of July Orators appointed by City Government . . 170, 171 

Franklin Foundation 120 

Franklin Fund, Managers of 120 

Franklin Union (Trade School) . 121 

Franklin Park 77, 79, 85 



Gain and loss, real, personal and polls, by wards 
Garage permits, fees (Street Commissioners) 
Government of Boston, 1928 .... 

Members of, 1909-1925 
Gymnasia, public (Park Dept.) .... 



143 

105 

9, 10 

162-165 

87 



H. 

Harvard University, "tree museum" of 86 

Haymarket Square Relief Station (Hospital Dept.) ... 70 

Health Department 65 

Chief officials of 65 

Heights, Building, regulation of 138 

High Pressure Fire Service 101 

Highway Division, Public Works Dept 96 

Hospital Department (City Hospital) 66-70 

Convalescent Home, Dorchester 70 

Medical and Surgical Staff 66-70 

66-70 

69 

89 

128 

51 

91 



Relief Stations 

South Department 
House of Correction, Deer Island 
House of Detention (Police Dept.) 
Hyde Park (Ward 18, part): 

Assessment districts of 

Municipal Building in . 



INDEX — H-L. 183 

Page 

Hyde Park (Ward 18, part) : 

Municipal Court of (with W. Roxbury) 118 

Playgrounds, parks, etc., in 82 

Public Library Branch in 94 

Public Schools in 129 

Streets paved, miles in 97 

Ward 18, boundaries of 156 

I. 

Index Commissioners (Suffolk County) 114 

Insolvency and Probate, Court of 116 

Inspectors: 

Health Dept 65 

Police Dept 126 

School Dept. (medical) 131 

Institutions Department: 

Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner of . . . . 71 

Superintendent of Long Island Almshouse and Hospital . 71 

J. 

Jailer and Sheriff (Suffolk County) ....... 114 

July Fourth, Orators appointed by the City 170, 171 

Justices of Municipal Courts 116, 117 

Juvenile Court 118 

L. 

Lamps, street, number and varieties of 96 

Land Court (Suffolk County) 114 

Law Department 72 

Legislature of 1928, Boston members of 172 

Library Department 72 

Central and Branch libraries of 73, 74 

Officials and Trustees of 72 

Reading-rooms of 73 

Trust funds, appropriation, etc. 72 

Volumes, number belonging and circulated .... 74 
License and Permit Fees : 

Board of Examiners (Building Dept.) 53 

Public Works Dept 94 

Street Commissioners 105 

Licensing Board 122 

Licensing Division, Mayor's Office (Amusement licenses) . . 47 

Loan Association, Workingmen's 125 

Loan Company, Chattel 125 

Loan Company, Collateral 125 



184 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



M. 

Page 

Market Department 75 

Faneuil Hall and Quincy Markets ...... 75 

Marriage Certificates (Registry Dept.) 101 

Massachusetts, Members of 69th Congress from .... 173 
Mayor: 

Department of 47 

Municipal Employment Bureau 47 

Office staff of 47 

Mayors of Boston, 1822 to 1926 166 

Medical Examiners (Suffolk County) 119 

Monuments, statues, etc., belonging to City 84, 85 

Mortuaries (Suffolk County) 119 

Municipal Court: 

Boston Proper, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester . . 116, 117 

East Boston, Roxbury, South Boston, W. Roxbury . . 117 

Justices of (regular and special) . . . . . . 115-116 

Probation officers of 118 

Municipal Employment Bureau 47 

Municipal year, change of (Charter amendments of 1924) . . 34 

O. 

Old South Association 124 

Orators of Boston since 1771 . . . . . . . . 170, 171 

Ordinances enacted by the City Council 135, 137 

Overseers of Public Welfare 75 

Temporary Home and Wayfarers' Lodge in charge of . 76 

P. 

Park Department . 76 

Bridges located in parks and parkways 83, 84 

Cemetery Division 88 

Commissioners and chief officials of 77 

Parks, Playgrounds, Squares, etc 77-78 

Statues, monuments, etc 84, 85 

Parkman Fund, bequest of George F. Parkman .... 86 

Penal Institutions Department 89 

Pensions for retired teachers 134 

Permits, fees for: 

Public Works Dept 94,95 

Street Commissioners 106 

Physicians and surgeons, consulting (City Hospital) ... 66, 70 

Planning Department, City 57 

Playgrounds (Park Dept.) 78, 80 



INDEX— P-R. 185 

Page 

Police Department 125 

Commissioner and chief officials of 125, 126, 127 

Criminal Investigation, Bureau of 126 

Police Commissioner appointed by Governor, term and salary, 1 1 

Police force, officers and patrolmen 126 

Stations and divisions of 127, 128 

Printing Department 89 

Prison, City (Police Dept.) 128 

Probate and Insolvency, Court of 116 

Probation officers (Suffolk County) 118 

Public Baths and Gymnasia ......... 87 

Public Buildings Department ........ 90 

City and County buildings in charge of 90-93 

Superintendent and Chief Clerk of 90 

Ward-rooms, hired buildings, etc 93 

Public Celebrations, Bureau of 140 

Public Library. See Library Dept. 

Public streets, miles of paved, by districts, 1926 .... 97 

Public Welfare, Overseers of 75 

Public Works Department 94 

Bridge and Ferry Division of 95 

Bridges, number of, maintained by City, etc 95 

Ferries, municipal, operated by 95, 96 

Ferryboats 96 

Highway Division of 96 

Lamps, street, number and varieties maintained by . . . 96 

Public streets in charge of, by districts and miles ... 97 

Sanitary Division of 98 

Sanitary, Street Cleaning and Oiling Service ... 98 

Sewer Division of 98 

Water Division of 100 

R. 

Refuse, removal of 98 

Register of Deeds (Suffolk County) 114 

Registry Department 101 

City Registrar of births, marriages and deaths . . . 101 

Relief stations (City Hospital) 70 

Rent and Housing Committee 140 

Representatives of Boston in Legislature, 1928 .... 172 

Retirement Board . 101 

Retirement System in effect Feb. 1, 1923 102 

Roxbury (Wards 8-12) : 

Assessment districts of 50 

Municipal Court of 117 

Parks, playgrounds, etc., in SI 

Public Library Branch in 74, 75 



186 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Page 

Roxbury (Wards 8-12). — Concluded. 

Public Schools in 129, 130, 135 

Representatives of, in Legislature, 1928 172 

Streets paved in, miles of 97 

Wards in, boundaries of 150, 152 

Rules of the City Council . . . 13-18 

S. 

Sanitary Service (Public Works Dept.), supervisor of ... 98 

School Committee 129 

Department of, with officials 128-129 

Election and term of, changed (Charter amendments of 1924), 35 

Elementary School districts 129, 134 

High, Latin and Normal Schools 129 

Industrial and special schools 130 

Pensions and retirement funds for teachers .... 134 

School Centers . 134 

Special departments, with directors 130 

Schoolhouse Department 102 

School Physicians and School Nurses 131 

Seal of the City, origin of and present form 2, 3 

Senatorial districts in Boston, with Senators serving . . . 172 

Senators (U. S.) from Mass 173 

Sanitary Division (Public Works Dept.) 98 

Sheriff of Suffolk County 114 

Sinking Funds Department . 103 

Soldiers' Relief Department 103 

South Boston (Wards 6 and 7) : 

Assessment districts of 50 

Municipal Buildings in 91 

Municipal Court of 117 

Parks, playgrounds, etc., in 78, 79, 82 

Public Library Branch in 75 

Public Schools in 129,130 

Representatives of, in Legislature, 1928 172 

Streets paved in, miles of 97 

Wards in, boundaries of 149 

Statistics Department 104 

Boston Statistics 104 

Boston Year Book 104 

City Record 104 

Statues, monuments, etc., belonging to City 84, 85 

Store refuse, removal of 98 

Street Commissioners (Street Laying-Out Dept.) .... 105 

Street lamps, number and varieties of 96 



INDEX— S-W. 



187 



Street Laying-Out Department 

Traffic rules 

Streets, public, miles of paved, by districts, 1926 
Suffolk County, See County of Suffolk. 



Superintendent of: 






Almshouse and Hospital . 


66 


Police . . . . 


City Hospital 


66 


Printing 


Fire Alarm Branch . 


59 


Public Buildings 


Maintenance (Fire Dept.) 


59 


Schools 


Markets .... 


75 


Supplies 


Parks 


77 


Wire Div., Fire Dept 



Supervisor of : 

Bridges, Public Works Dept 

Construction, Building Dept 

Elevators, Building Dept 

Gasfitting, Building Dept 

Plumbing, Building Dept 

Sanitary and Street Cleaning and Oiling Service 

Licensed Minors (School Dept.) 

Supply Department 

Supreme Judicial Court, clerks of ... . 
Superior Court, clerks of 



Page 

105 
106 

97 



125 

90 

90 

128 

106 

59 

95 

53 

53 

53 

53 

98 

130 

106 

115 

115 



Transit Department 

Treasury Department 

Assistant Cashier (Ordinances, 1926) 

Treasurer's bonds increased 
Trustees of: 

Hospital Dept 

Library Dept 

Statistics Dept 



107 
107 
136 
136 

66 

72 
104 



Valuation of Boston .... 
Various City, County and State Officers 



142 
110, 111 



W. 

Wachusett Reservoir 101 

Ward boundaries as fixed in 1924 146, 159 

Ward-rooms, list of (Public Buildings Dept.) 93 

Water Division (Public Works Dept.) 100 

Water used in 1926, average gallons daily 100 

Water mains, miles of, 1926 100 



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Page 

Weights and Measures Department . . . . . . . 107 

West Roxbury (Wards 19 and 20) : 

Assessment districts in . 50, 51 

Municipal Buildings (Jamaica Plain and Roslindale) . . 91,92 

Municipal Court of . . . 116 

Parks, playgrounds, etc., in . . ... . 78,79-83,84 

Public Library Branches in Jamaica Plain, Roslindale, and 

West Roxbury Center 75 

Public Schools in 129 

Representatives of, in Legislature, 1928 172 

Streets paved in, miles of 97 

Wards in, boundaries of 157, 158 

White Fund, George Robert . . 140 

Workingmen's Loan Association ...... 125 

Z. 

Zoning Adjustment, Board of 55 

Members of 55 

Zoological Garden, Franklin Park ....... 86 









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