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ings containing lockers, also drinking fountains, shower baths, etc.

Recreation Centers, Beaches, Pools and Public Baths
Recreation Centers

Cabot Street, Roxbury
Columbia Road, Dorchester
Curtis Hall, Jamaica Plain
Hyde Park Municipal Building
J. J. Williams Building, South End
Lexington Street, Charlestown
North Bennet Street, North End
Paris Street, East Boston
RosUndale Municipal Building
South Boston Municipal Building
Tyler Street, South End
Vine Street, Roxbury
Tobin Memorial BuUding, Roxbury

Beaches and Swimming Pools
Cabot Street Pool, indoor
Curtis Hall Pool, indoor
Charlestown Pool, outdoor
North End Pool, outdoor

L Street Beach (3 beaches — men, women, boys)
L Street Solarium (men, women)

* Named for U. S. serviceman killed in World War No. 1.

1 Much of this area has been turned over to M. D. C. of the Commonwealth under
Chap. 92, Sec. 87, G. L. Final transfer not completed.

XX Named for U. S. serviceman killed in World War No. 2. Congressional medal of

J Children's playground.


Public Baths

Brighton Municipal Building
Cabot Street, Roxbury
Columbia Road, Dorchester
Copley School, Charlestown
Curtis Hall, Jamaica Plain
Dover Street, South End
Hyde Park Municipal Building
Lexington Street, Charlestown
North Bennet Street, North End
Paris Street, East Boston
Roslindale Municipal Building
South Boston Municipal Building
Tobin, Maurice J, Memorial Building
Tyler Street, South End
Vine Street, Roxbury
Williams, John J. Building, South End

PxjBLic Grounds, Squares, etc., ■with Locations and Areas


Square Feet
Blackstone Square, Washington street, between West Brookline

and West Newton streets 105,100

Braddock Park, between Columbus avenue and N. Y., N. H. &

H. R. R 3,800

City Hall Grounds, School street 7,700

Columbus Square, Columbus and Warren avenues . . . 2,200

Concord Square, between Tremont street and Columbus avenue. 5,005
Copley Square, between Huntington avenue, Boylston and

Dartmouth streets 28,399

Dock and Faneuil squares 707

Franklin Square, Washington street, between East Brookline

and East Newton streets 105,205

Abraham Lincoln Square (formerly Park Square), Columbus

avenue, Eliot street and Broadway 2,867

Massachusetts Avenue MaUs, four sections, between Albany

street and Columbus avenue 106,500

Post Office square 6,747

Rachael Revere Square, North End, 1945 3,509

Rutland Square, between Tremont street and Columbus avenue. 7,400

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

Trinity Triangle, Huntington and St. James avenues, 1885 . 7,841

Union Park, between Tremont street and Shawmut avenue . 16,000

Waltham Square, Harrison avenue, opposite Union Park street . 3,000
Worcester Square, between Washington street and Harrison

avenue 16,000

Total 428,125


Square Feet

Cedar Square, Cedar street, between Juniper and Thornton streets 26, 163
Elm Hill Avenue Tree Reservation, between Seaver and Schuyler

streets 2,650

Elm Hill Park, off 550 Warren street 6,920

*Hanlon, Francis G. Square, junction of Huntington avenue,

Tremont and Francis streets 1,662

Harris, Horatio Park, Walnut avenue, Munroe, Townsend and

Harold streets 110,040

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

streets 2,416

Highland Park, Fort avenue and Beech Glen street . . . 158,421

JosUn Park, Deaconess road and Brookline avenue . , . 13,500

Kittredge, Alvah Park, Highland street and Highland avenue . 5,600

Lin wood Park, Centre and Lin wood streets 3,625

Madison Park, Sterling, Marble, Warwick and Westminster

streets 122,191

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

PubUc Ground, corner Blue Hill avenue and Seaver street . 2,500

Walnut Park, between Washington street and Walnut avenue . 5,736

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

Washington Park, Dale and Bainbridge streets .... 396,125
*Wolf, Herbert J. Square, Crawford, Abbotsford and Harold

streets 966

Total 964,387

Brighton Square, Chestnut Hill avenue and Academy Hill road . 25,035
*Cunningham, Edward M. Square, Cambridge, Mxirdock and

Sparhawk streets 7,449

Fern Square, between Franklin and Fern streets .... 1,900
Jackson Square, Chestnut Hill avenue. Union and Winship

streets 4,300

Oak Square, Washington and FaneuU streets .... 9,796

Public Ground, Cambridge and Henshaw streets . . . 1,434
JlWUham Boyden Park, Commonwealth avenue at Lake Street

Extension —

Total 49,914


City Square, junction of Main and Park streets .

Essex Square, Essex and Lyndeboro' streets

Hayes Square, Bunker Hill and Vine streets

Sullivan Square, Main, Cambridge, Sever and Gardner streets

Winthrop Square, Winthrop, Common and Adams streets



Total 67,145

* Named for U. S. serviceman killed in World War No. 1.
II Part of Chestnut Hill Park.


Square Feet

Algonquin Square, Algonquin and Bradlee streets . . . 1,728

*Andrew, Henry Square, Adams and Granite streets . . . 2,068

Centervale Park, Upland avenue and Bourneside street . . 9,740
Coppens, Reverend Francis X., Square, Adams and Bowdoin

streets (Formerly Eaton Square) 13,280

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

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

Drohan Square, Edison Green 10,241

Florida Street Reservation, King to Ashmont streets (7 sections) 24,193

*Kane, Francis G., Square, Bowdoin, Winter and Hancock streets 1,600

Mt, Bowdoin Green, summit of Mt. Bowdoin . . . . 25,170
*01son, Fred C. W., Square, junction of Adams and Codman

streets 700

Peabody Square, Ashmont street and Dorchester avenue . . 1,963

Richardson Square, between Pond and Cottage streets . . 46,035
Monsignor O'Donnell Square, junction of Freeport street and

Neponset avenue 6,263

(Town Meeting Park) see "Miscellaneous Parks"

Tremlett Square, Tremlett street, between Hooper and Waldeck

streets 7,107

Wellesley Park, Wellesley park 28,971

Total 238,864


Brophy, Michael J., Park, Webster, Sumner, Lamson and Seaver

streets 30,000





Central Square, Meridian and Border streets
Maverick Square, Sumner and Maverick streets .
Prescott Square, Trenton, Eagle and Prescott streets
Putnam Square, Putnam, White and Trenton streets

Total 98,618


Greenwood Square, junction of Greenwood street and Central

avenue 220

* Jones, Lieut. Parker B., Square, Milton avenue and Highland

street 220

Webster Square, junction of Webster street and Central avenue 220

Williams Square, Williams avenue and Prospect street . . 700

Wolcott Square, Hyde Park avenue, Milton and Prescott streets 220
*Woodworth, Horace Campbell, Square, Beacon street and

Metropolitan avenue 220

Total 1,800


Independence Square, Broadway, Second, M and N streets . 279,218
* Named for U. S. serviceman killed in World War No. 1 •



Lincoln Square, Emerson, Fourth and M streets .
Thomas Park, Telegraph Hill (Dorchester Heights)

Square Feet


. 190,000

Total 478,728


Duffie, Arthvu", Square, Clement avenue, West Roxbury . . 2,200
*Gustav Emmet Square, S, Conway, S. Fairview and Robert

streets 750

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

Oakview Terrace, off Centre street 5,287

Soldiers' Monument Lot, South and Centre streets, Jamaica



Total area of Public Groimds, etc., 2,344,888 Square Feet, or
53.89 Acres,


Parks and Parkways:
Main Park System ,
Marine Park System
Miscellaneous Parks
Playgrounds (separate) .
Public Grounds, Squares, etc.

Grand total (acres) .









Monuments and Memorials Belonging to City, Located on
Public Grounds

Name or Designation and Location Erected Artist or Archited

Blackstone Memorial Tablet, Boston
Common 1914

Crispus Attucks and Other Patriots
of 1770, Boston Common (Boston
Massacre) 1888

William EUery Channing, Public Garden . 1903

Patrick A. CoUins Memorial, Common-
wealth Ave 1908

Declaration of Independence Tablet,
Boston Common 1925

Dorchester Heights (Revolutionary), Tele-
graph Hill, South Boston 1902

Ether Memorial, Public Garden 1867

Football Tablet, Boston Common 1925

Curtis Guild Memorial Entrance, Boston
Common 1917

R. Chpston Sturgis

Robert Kraus
Herbert Adams

Henry H. Kitson
T. Alice Kitson
John F. Paramino

Peabody and Stearns
John Q. A. Ward

Cram and Ferguson

* Named for U. S. serviceman killed in World War No. 1.



John Harvard Tablet, John Harvard
Mall, Charlestown

Kosciuszko Tablet, Public Garden 1927 Mrs. T. A. R. Kitson

Lafayette Tablet, Boston Common 1924 John F. Paramino

Abraham Lincoln and Emancipation,

Abraham Lincoln Sq 1879 Thomas Ball

Donald MacKay, Castle Island W. T. Aldrich

John Boyle O'Reilly, Back Bay Park 1896 Daniel C. French

Francis Parkman Memorial, Olmsted

Park, Jamaica Plain 1906 Daniel C. French

George F. Parkman Memorial Band-
stand, Boston Common 1912 Robinson and Shepard

Paul Revere, Paul Revere Mall, Boston. . 1940 Cyrus E. Dallin

Colonel Robert Gould Shaw and 54th Augustus Saint Gaudena

Mass. Regiment, Boston Common 1897 McKim, Mead & White

Soldiers' and SaUors' Monument, Boston

Common 1877 Martin Milmore

Soldiers' Monument, Charlestown, Win-

throp Sq 1872 Martin Milmore

Soldiers' Monument, Dorchester, Meeting
House HUl 1867 D. F. Dwight

Soldiers' Monument, Jamaica Plain, Cen-
tre and South Sts., Jamaica Plain 1871 W. W. Lummis

George Robert White Memorial, PubUc

Garden 1924 Daniel C. French

Founding of Boston Memorial Tablet,

Boston Common 1930 John F. Paramino

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

Name Location Erected Artist

Samuel Adams, Adams Sq 1880 Anne Whitney

Robert Burns, Back Bay Fens 1919 Henry H. Kitson

Colonel Thomas Cass, Public Garden 1899 Richard E, Brooks

John Endicott, Back Bay Fens (at For-
syth Way) 0000 Jennewien

Leif Ericsson, Commonwealth Ave 1886 Anne Whitney

Edward Everett, Richardson Pk 1867 Wilham W. Story

Admiral David G. Farragut, Marine Park,

South Boston 1895 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 1878 Thomas Ball

General Joseph Warren, Warren Sq., Rox-

bury 1904 Paul W. Bartlett

George Washington,* Public Garden 1869 Thomas Ball

John Winthrop, Marlborough St. at

f Berkeley St., First Church Grounds . . . 1880 Richard S. Greenough

Labor Group, **FrankUn Park 1930 Daniel G. French

Science Group,** Franklin Park 1930 Daniel G. French

(West Street Plaza Group), Boston Com-
mon 1961 Cassieri & DiBiccari

* Equestrian Statue.

** Removed from Old Post Oflfice BuUding in Boston to the Zoological


Fountains Belonging to City, Located on Public Grounds.
Brewer Fountain, Boston Common.
Coppenhagen Memorial Fountain, Richardson square.
Johnson Memorial Fountain and Gateway, entrance to Back Bay Park,
Westland avenue.
"Maid of the Mist" and three other fountains, Public Garden.
West Street Plaza, Boston Common.
One fountain on each of the following locations: —

Blackstone, Franklin, Central, Independence and SulUvan squares,
Donovan Park, Thomas Park, Madison Park, Union Park, and Massa-
chusetts avenue, Lyman Fountain, Eaton square.

Bridges Located in Parks and Parkways.
Public Garden
Foot Bridge, over Pond.

The Fens
Boylston, over outlet of the Fens.
Fens, over outlet of Muddy River.

Bellevue, over Muddy River from Francis street.
Brookline avenue, over Muddy River.
Berners street Foot Bridge, over Muddy River.
Berners street Foot Bridge, over Bridle Path.

Olmsted Park
Foot Bridges at Leverett Pond and over outlets of Willow Pond and
Ward's Pond.

Franklin Park
EUicott Arch, carrying Circuit Drive over walk at Ellicottdale.


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

Scarboro, carrying Circuit Drive over Scarboro Pond.

Scarboro Pond Foot Bridge, carrying the walk over Scarboro Pond.

George H. Walker Playground
Foot Bridge over Midland Division of New York, New Haven & Hart-
ford Railroad.


The burying grounds, cemeteries and tombs which are owned by and in

charge of the City of Boston are as follows, with a total area of about

7,000,000 square feet:

Square Estab-

Feet lished

Bennington Street, East Boston 157,500 1838

Bunker Hill, Bunker Hill street, Charlestown . . . 48,202 1807

Central, Boston Common, City 60,693 1756

Copp's Hill, Hull street, City 89,015 1659

Dorchester North, Uphams Corner, Dorchester . . . 142,587 1633
Dorchester South, Dorchester avenue, near Gallivan

Boulevard, Dorchester 95,462 1814

Eliot, Eustis street, Roxbury 34,830 1630

Evergreen, Commonwealth avenue, near Wade street,

Brighton 604,520 1848

Fairview, Fairview avenue, Hyde Park, about 50 acres . 1892

Granary, Tremont street. City 82,063 1660

Hawes, Emerson street. South Boston 11,232 1816

King's Chapel, Tremont street. City 19,344 1630

Market Street, Brighton 18,072 1764

Mount Hope, Walk HiU, Paine and Canterbury streets,

125 acres and 14,330 square feet 1851

Phipps Street, Charlestown 76,740 1630

South End South, Washington street, near East Newton

street, City 64,670 1810

Union, East Fifth street. South Boston .... 5,470 1841

Walter Street, West Roxhmy 35,100 1711

Westerly, Centre street. West Roxbury 39,450 1683


Twenty-five in the South Ground; six in Phipps Street Ground, Charles-
town; one tomb for infants in South Ground; one tomb for infants and
one for adults in Copp's HUl Ground; one for adults and one for infants
in the Granary Ground; one for infants in King's Chapel Ground; one for
infants in the Central Ground; two receiving tombs in East Boston;
one receiving tomb in Dorchester North; one receiving tomb in Dor-
chester South; one receiving tomb in Evergreen Cemetery, Brighton; one
receiving tomb in Mount Hope Cemetery, and one receiving tomb in
Fairview Cemetery, Hyde Park.




Office, 804 City Hall Annex

[Stat. 1895, Chap. 449, Sec. 14; Stat. 1896, Chap. 536, Sec. 9; Stat. 1897,
Chap. 395, Sec. 5; Stat. 1928, Chap. 389; Ord. 1924, Chap. 9; Rev. Ord.

1961, Chap. 20.]

Joseph V. McBeine, Commissioner

The Penal Institutions Department is under the direction of the Penal
Institutions Commissioner who is the executive and administrative head
of the department and exercises the power and performs the duties pro-
vided by statute. The Suffolk County House of Correction at Deer
Island is under his control and he is also charged with paroling power for
inmates, serving sentences of less than twelve months at the House of
Correction and the Suffolk County Jail.

House of Correction
Edgae L. Shepard, Master
The Suffolk County House of Correction is located at Deer Island,
which is part of Boston, adjacent to the Town of Winthrop, and covers
about 67.5 acres. The institution dates from 1895 and now includes land
and buildings valued at $2,221,600; land appraised at $448,900, and build-
ings at $1,722,700.


Headquarters, 154 Berkeley Street

(Stat. 1878, Chap. 244; Stat. 1885, Chap. 323; Stat. 1906, Chap. 291;

Stat. 1938, Chap. 377; Stat. 1962, Chap. 322.)

Edmund L. McNamara, Police Commissioner

William A. Bradley, Deputy Superintendent-Administrative Assistant

BuEEAU Chiefs
Deputy Superintendent John T. Howland
Deputy Superintendent Herbert F. MuUoney
Deputy Superintendent Francis J. Hennessy
Deputy Superintendent William J. Taylor

For administrative and operational purposes the department is divided
into four major bureaus designated as Bureau of Inspectional Services
comprising the Staff Inspection Division, Intelligence Division and
Internal Affairs Division; the Bureau of Field Operations comprising the
Patrol Division, Traffic Division and Criminal Investigation Division;
the Bureau of General Services comprising the Central Service Division
and Records-Communications Division ; and the Bureau of Personnel and
Training comprising the Personnel Division and Training Division.


The city is divided into sixteen Police Districts in each of which is a
police building containing facilities for command officers and a force of
men. The personnel assigned to police districts are supplemented by
personnel assigned to a permanent Tactical Patrol Force and a Special
Service Squad, both of which may be deployed into any high crime inci-
dence area of the city to aid in the prevention of crime or the apprehension
of criminals, or to an area of the city in which any emergency arises.

The Criminal Investigation Division is the central detective agency of
the department and is located in the Headquarters building. It consists
of the following major sub-divisions: Crimes Against Persons Section;
Crimes Against Property Section; General Investigation Section; Vice
Control Section; Juvenile Aid Section and Evidence-Criminal Identifica-
tion Section. Within these Sections is found the following special investi-
gating squads: automobiles stolen, banking, express thieves, homicide,
hotels, lost and stolen property, narcotics, obscene fiterature, pawnbrokers,
including junk-shop keepers and dealers in second-hand articles, pick-
pockets, domestic relations, retail stores and robbery. In addition crim-
nal identification through fingerprinting and photographs, a ballistic unit
and crime laboratory are maintained by this division.

The criminal identification unit has continued to prove of great value
and stands in favorable comparison with similar units of the most ad-
vanced departments.

This Division also handles cases of fugitives from justice and conducts
hundreds of investigations during the course of a year for various police
departments throughout the United States and foreign countries. Further,
it cooperates ia every way possible with outside police departments in the
investigation of crime and prosecution of criminals. Supervision of the
daily line-up of all persons arrested for serious offenses is conducted by this

Advancement and changes are constantly being made to maintain effi-
ciency of the various sections of the Criminal Investigation Division. To
bring about this efficiency of service, equipment of the Division is continu-
ally being augmented by addition of modern identification apparatus.

The Traffic Division is located in the Pofice Building, 229 Milk Street.
Its commanding officer is responsible for proper regulation of traffic
conditions and for the safety of the public using the highways from 8 A.M.
to 12 o'clock midnight, within the intown section of the city.

The Records-Communications Division, also located in the Headquarters
building, consists of the Central Records Section, Central Complaint
Section and Data Processing Unit. In the Central Records Section
there is maintained files of criminals' records, individual compilations of
criminal activities of known criminals, indices of persons wanted for
crime on warrants and summonses, reports of all felonies committed
within the city and all reports of investigation oi these felonies, indices of
persons holding licenses granted by the Police Commissioner and missing
persons. Warrants and summonses are also handled by this Section, aa
well as records incurred through the non-criminal parking violation


In the Central Complaint Section all complaints received by the depart-
ment are recorded on pre-numbered-pre-punched and time-stamped
complaint message cards to insure central control over such complaints
resulting in immediate response to requests for police assistance. This
section also maintains the department radio station "KCA860" which
has two base transmitters located at PoUce Headquarters and on the roof
of the new Courthouse Building, Pemberton Square, the latter being
operated by remote control from Police Headquarters.

These broadcasting stations insure speedy response to a call for police
assistance and render possible speedy dissemination of information and
quick concentration of necessary pohce power at a point where needed.

The Boston Police Department is completely equipped with modern
two-way radio. There are 163 police cars, 6 police boats, and 31 combina-
tion patrol wagons and ambulances, equipped with two-way radio tele-
phone. PoUce automobiles and combination patrol wagons and ambu-
lances with two-way radio are moving through all parts of the city day
and night. Any part of the city may be reached by a police radio care or
patrol wagon-ambulance in a very few moments after receipt of a radio
message from either of the broadcasting stations.

The radio has been a very important factor in the prompt apprehension
of law violators as well as increasing the number of arrests. In many
instances, the offenders have been taken into custody while in the act of
committing crime.

The Data Processing Unit supplies the department with statistical
information necessary for fficient operations and deployment of personnel
as well as information needed for the monthly and annual returns of
crime statistics required under uniform crime reporting procedures.

The Central Service Division is charged with the supervision of care of all
police buildings. Orders for building maintenance, repair work, plumbing,
steamfitting, etc., are issued by this Division. The Automotive Mainte-
nance Section is also a responsibility of this Division.

The processing of thousands of hackney carriage licenses as well as other
licenses issued by the Police Commissioner as well as the auditing of all
cash receipts for licenses and other services is under the supervision of
this Division.

The Property Clerk's office of the Central Service Division is charged
with the care of lost, stolen and abandoned property, money or other
property alleged to have been illegally obtained, and all articles and
property taken from persons arrested for any cause. In its custody are
also placed all seized hquor and gaming implements which come into
possession of the Department. Orders for supplies, uniforms and equip-
ment are issued by this office.

The Commissioner appoints a Harbor Master and assistants from the
police force. The following patrol boats are used in this service: the
"WiUiam H. Pierce" and the "WiUiam H. McShane," both 38-foot crafts.


A Chris-Craft 16-foot speedboat, the "Warren C. Perkins"; the "Argus,"
a 28-foot craft: "Patrol Boat 63," a 63-foot sea-rescue craft, and "Patrol
Boat 45," a 45-foot sea -rescue boat.

The Police Department is responsible for the annual listing of all resi-
dents within the city 20 years of age or over.

On January 1, 1963, the pohce force numbered 2,596.


511 City Hall Annex

James W. Haley, Commissioner *

The Public Works Department was created in 1911 under the provisions
of Chapter 486, Acts of 1909, through the consolidation of the existing
street, water, and engineering departments. The Department was placed
in the charge of a Commissioner who was required by Ordinances to be a
civil engineer of recognized standing. The Department now operates
through its Central Office and five (5) major divisions, each in the charge
of a Division Engineer. These divisions carry out the major programs of
the Department; namely, the maintenance and construction of highways,
street lighting, snow removal, sewerage construction and maintenance,
water construction and maintenance, sanitation, street cleaning, removal
of refuse and garbage. All engineering in connection with the foregoing
programs is performed by the Engineering Division. The Central Office
performs general administrative functions including personnel manage-
ment, payrolls, cost accounting, purchasing, inventory control, property

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