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preceding month, and he shall, from time to time, make to the board such
recommendations and suggestions as to the operation of the works as he
may deem advisable. He shall also, not later than the fifteenth of January of
each year, make to the board an annual report, embodying the essential
results of his division during the preceding year.

Paragraph 9 — The chief engineer shall before assuming his office give
a satisfactory bond to the city of Cincinnati in the sum of ten thousand
dollars for the faithful performance of his duties.

General Rules.

Sec. 6. Paragraph i — The office-hours of all the divisions of the Water-
works Department shall be from 8 a. m. to 4 p. m., and no absence during
these hours shall be permitted without special consent from the chief of the
division, nor shall absence of employees be permitted during any other
working-hours without permission of the chief of the division. Leave of
absence exceeding three days shall only be granted by the Board of City
Affairs. Officers desiring to be absent for any time must first obtain the
consent of the board.

Paragraph 2 — No person shall be employed or discharged by any officer
of. the department, or any wages or salaries fixed, increased, or decreased,
except on the order of the Board of City Affairs, expressed in writing,
and transmitted through the comptroller to the chief officer of the division.
In case of great emergency Section 5, Paragraph 4, will govern.

Paragraph J— All officers and employees of the department shall hold
their appointments until their successors are appointed by the Board of
City Affairs and qualified.

Paragraph 4 — No purchase, obligation, or contract shall be made by
any officer or employee of the department (except as herein otherwise
provided) without regular requisition or special authority from the Board
of City Affairs. As far as practicable, all purchases will be made by the
regular purchasing officer of the board.



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Paragraph 5 — No property of the department shall be sold, transferred,
or otherwise disposed of without first obtaining the consent of the Board
of City Affairs, and such consent shall be transmitted, in writing, to the
chief of the division, through the comptroller.

Paragraph 6 — Each division of the department will have its separate
payroll, certified by the chief of division, and each officer shall be held
responsible for the conduct and efficiency of the employees in his division.

Paragraph 7 — On the first Monday in January and July of each rear tlie
officers in charge of the respective divisions of the department shall cause
to be made, on regular forms prescribed by the comptroller, a complete
inventory of all supplies, materials, tools, horses, etc., in their respective
departments, and submit the same for consideration of the board. A copy
of all such inventories shall also be filed with the comptroller, and each
officer shall also retain a copy of their respective inventories for record in
their offices.

Paragraph 8 — A violation of any of the by-laws, rules, and regulations
by any of the officers or employees of the department will be sufficient cause
for dismissal from the service by the Board of City Affairs.

Sec. 7. These by-laws, rules, and regulations shall take effect on the
sixth day of April, 1898, or as soon thereafter as possible.



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ANNUAL REPORT



Custodian of the City Hall



1901



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REPORT OF THE CUSTODIAN.



Cincinnati, O., January 23, 1902.

Hon. Juuus Fleischmann, Mayor:

Dear Sir, —

In accordance with Ordinance No. 500, entitled
"An Ordinance to create the office of Custodian of the
City Hall, and to repeal Section i of an ordinance therein
named,'' which provides, among other things, that the
Custodian of the City Hall shall before February ist of
each year submit to the Mayor a report of the receipts
and expenditures of the care of the City Hall during the
last preceding fiscal year, I have the honor to submit
herewith for your consideration said report.

There 'are no actual cash receipts in this department.
The appropriations for the year 1901 were as follows :

Salary account (janitors, watchmen, firemen, elevator men, etc.) 30,943 62

Fuel account 4,056 38

Incidental and repair account 5,100 00

Painting and decorating first floor and basement corridors >i5oo 00

Painting exterior brick- and wood-work 1,000 00

Thus the total appropriation for the year was $42,600 00



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SALARY ACCOUNT.



Partial payroll, December 31, 1900.
January 15, 1901 . ..

January 31, 1901

February 14, 1901 . .
February 28, 1901 .

March 15, 1901

March 31, 1901

April 15, 1901

April 30, 1901

May 15, 1901

May 31, 1901

June 15, 1901

June 30, 1901

July 15. 1901

July 31, 1901

August 15, 1901

August 31, 1901

September 16, 1901
September 30, 1901
October 15, 1901...
October 31, 1901...
November 15, 1901.
November 30, 1901 .
December 15, 1901 .
December 31, 1901 .



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1. 261 62

1,276 65
I.2SI 67

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1,281 67
1,281 65
1,284 17
1,284 15
1,284 17
1,284 15
i,«74 17
1,284 15
1,284 '7
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1,284 15
1,284 «7
1,276 15
1,284 17
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1.284 17
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Total $30,925 62

FUEL ACCOUNT.

Kineon Coal Co., December 14, 1900 Coal

" ** December 31, 1900

Consolidated C. & M. Co., January 31, 1901

Kineon Coal Co., January 16, 1901

** ** January 10, 1901

Consolidated C. & M. Co., April, 1901

** May, 1901

" ** February, 1901.

June, 1901

*' July, 1901 .,.

" *' August, 1901. . .

'* •* September, 1901

*' '* March, 1901

Oct. 14-30, 1 901

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INCIDENTAL AND REPAIR ACCOUNT.

Electrical Appliances Co., carbons, etc., July, 1900 (parties

failed to collect until January, 1901) i 23

Jan. 31. W. A. Herachede, tower clock 25 00

Mallay Soap Co., quickine 1740

Wm. J. Gibson, valve-floats, etc 3 60

Aug. Langfermann, Commercial Tribune 2 64

Post-Glover Electric Co., carbons i 00

Cincinnati Times- Star Co., advertising proposals 12 00

John N. Simon, faucet, etc 3 90

*' ** washbowl, etc 425

Western Union Telegraph Co., clock-rental 3 00

H. Boesche, Daily Enquirer 4 05

Frank Krug, ice, December, 1900 37 60

Post-Glover Electric Co., sal ammoniac, etc 5 50

Stein- Vogeler Drug Co., chamois 10 00

B. McGregor, keys, etc . i 85

Webb Stationery and Printing Co., ledger 4 00

West Disinfecting Co., euchrelyptum 75 00

C. P. Wagner & Co., white waste 9 86

Buddeke Bros. & Co., crash. 9 20

Mallay Soap Co., quickine 15 90

Bradford Belting Co., Crandell ring packing 18 90

Wagner Typewriter Co., clamps 25

City and Suburban Tel. Ass'n, telephone-rental 15 00

Mrs. L. Grischy, laundering towels 10 32

John N. Simon, lavatory repairs i 95

** " faucet-handle, etc 1 35

*• *• brass closet repairs 8 85

" ** Carlisle urinal, etc '3 85

Mrs. A. Tanahan, making towels 68

Standard Oil Co. , engine oil 10 10

Devere Electric Co., dynamo repairs 4 25

Feb. 28. George Stagge, plastering repairs 27000

Post-Glover Electric Co., carbons i 00

Wm. Powell Co., angle- valve 2 78

Lunkenheimer Co. , steam gauge 2 00

Bradford Belting Co., gaskets 2 00

** *• rainbow and hydraulic packing. 11 70

Andrews, Bates & Co., horse-buckets 3 00

salt 4 20

Amount carried forward $629 16



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Amount brought forward 629 i6

Feb. 28. Frank Krug, ice, January 38 20

C. P. Wagner & Co., cylinder oil 25 50

Mallay Soap Co., quickine 15 90

Wm. J. Gibson, stopcock, etc .* 2 50

Thos. J. Bell & Co., gaskets 2 60

Leonard & Ellis, oil filter jo 00

KPL Co., scoops 560

Williams Directory Co., Business Directory. 2 00

R. J. Patton Co., flag repairs i 00

Mar. 31. John N. Simon, plumbing repairs 1025

" " «• *« 665

** ** brass strainer, etc 2 30

Charles Federspil, elevator lubricant 14 84

Wm. J. Gibson, filter repairs, etc 12 60

B. Meyer, brooms $ 70

John S. Nowotny, arc-light repairs 4 10

* Buddeke Bros. & Co., crash 9 20

Louis Deutschle, poker repairs, etc 5 8S

KPL Co. , dusters 5 50

Frank Krug, ice, February 34 40

W. A. Herschede, tower clock 24 00

Aug. Langfermann, Commercial Tribune 2 64

Plomo Specialty Mfg. Co., belt dressing 3 50

Barron-Boyle Co., window glass 6 yi

Henry Roever Co., Koko twin soap 6 50

Post-Glover Electric Co., solid carbons 1 00

Mrs. L. Grischy, laundering towels, February 6 58

March 1094

Standard Oil Co., engine oil 10 70

Mallay Soap Co., quickine 15 60

Selbert, Wuest & Co., toilet paper 13 50

John N. Simon, rubber water-closet balls 6 00

" ** Douglass water-closet tank 10 15

April 30. Charles Nuhring, gauge glasses, etc i 50

Mrs. M. Sheridan, laundering towels 9 06

Wm. H. Stewart's Sons, sash repairs, etc 5 25

H. Kohlbrand & Co., boiler compound 10 00

Frank Krug, ice, March 38 60

Frank Egner, faucet brushes 2 25

•• " round brushes 1 00

** ** mops I 50

Amount carried forward $'*050 65



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Amount brought forward 1*050 65

April 30. H. Boesche, Enquirer 405

Devere Electric Co., metal, etc 4 79

" " rewinding armature 95 00

Modoc Soap Co., liquid cleaner 2 50

Laidiaw-Dunn-Gordon Co., rocker shaft 2 25

Post-Glover Electric Co., National batteries 3 30

** ** sal ammoniac, etc 1 90

Mallay Soap Co., quickine 16 So

Western Union Telegraph Co., clock-rental 3 00

James H. Whitney, examining and sealing scales 75

Murphy Iron Works, grates 24 03

" 51 68

B, McGregor, repairing lock 50

" extracting key 35

Mrs. A. Tanahan, making towels 68

Louis Deutschle, stud-bolts 1 15

Andrews, Bates & Co., buckets i 75

J. B. Schroder & Co., padlock, etc 50

City and Suburban Tel. Ass'n, telephone-rental 15 00

Cincinnati Gas Light and Coke Co., gas, April 113

M. Bauer, sprinkling 35 00

May 31. C. P. Wagner & Co., cylinder oil 2240

** ** white waste 8 10

John N. Simon, plumbing repairs 8 80

Cincinnati Times-Star Co., advertising proposals. ... 10 00

John N. Simon, plumbing repairs 8 70

♦* " " ** 7 65

" 255

Frank Egner, cuspidor brushes 8 00

Wm. J. Gibson, filter repairs 2 75

Mallay Soap Co., quickine 16 20

Charles A. Tooker, inspecting elevators . 6 00

Charles Humphrey, labor 12 50

M. Bauer, sprinkling , 35 00

Standard Oil Co., engine oil 8 33

KPL Co., window-rods, etc 41 67

F. M. Crossley, lime 1 50

Frank Krug, ice, April 38 00

J. H. Kohmescher & Co., rubber boots 9 45

Post-Glover Electric Co., key sockets, etc 14 16

** ** carbons, etc 2 46

Amount carried forward $1,580 98



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Amount brought forward 1,580 9^

May 31. Mrs. M. Sheridan, laundering towels 9 <H

Campbell Clark, whitewashing 27 »

June 5. Detrich Woltjen, carpentering 3575

June 17. Campbell Clark, whitewashing 1800

June 30. Werner & Simonsoji, formazolin 72 00

Selbert, Wuest & Co., toilet paper 13 50

Bradford Belting Co., hose, etc 33 75

** ** packing i 65

Stein- Vogeler Drug Co., sponges 81 37

H. J. Reedj Co., elevator cables 73 90

Mallay Soap Co., quickine 16 »

Frank Egner, rubber brushes 1 1 00

Mrs. M. Sheridan, laundering towels 8 84

Frank Krug, ice. May 45 23

J. B. Schroder & Co., screen cloth, etc 2 90

Aug. Langferman, Commercial Tribune 2 64

R. J. Patton & Co., flag repairs *. i 00

Louis Deutschle, welding slash-bar to

Cin'ti F. S. & W. S. Co., screen slidings i 00

W. E. Keehan & Co., painting 8 00

L. Kruckemeyer, water-cooler 2 50

Wm. J. Gibson, plumbing repairs 5 6c

KPL Co., dusters 550

M. Bauer, sprinkling 35 00

Mallay Soap Co., quickine 17 16

City and Suburban Tel. Ass'n, telephone-rental 15 00

W. A. Herschede, tower clock 24 00

H. J. Reedy Co., elevator cable 64 x

July 15. C. Hoffmann, putting rope on staff 600

July 31. Dcvere Electric Co., labor on fiber (elevator) a 50

•* " lamps 480c

H. J. Reedy Co., elevator cable, etc 62 |o

*' ** sheaves, etc 94 7"^

Barron-Boyle Co., transom glass 12 00

Geo. A. Thayer Co. , cleaning carpet 6 s^

Frank Egner, mops 1 1 oc

Mallay Soap Co., quickine 17 ?:

Frank Krug, ice, June 48 <*

H. Boesche, Enquirer 4^5

Western Union Telegraph Co., clock -rental 3 <»

Louis Deutschle, slash-bar repairs «

Amount carried forward $2,53' '•



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Amount brought forward
July 31. Wm. J. Gibson, filter repairs



Aug. 12.
Aug. 31.



Sept. 30.



" •• bougies, etc

George Stagge, plastering repairs.



M. Bauer, sprinkling

S. Smith, cleaning arches

C. P. Wagner Co., cylinder oil and waste



John



N.



Simon, plumbing repairs

** washbowl, urinal, etc

** Douglass water-closet tank, etc.
" plumbing repairs



Mrs. M. Sheridan, laundering towels

Frank Krug, ice, July

Selbert, Wuest & Co., toilet paper

J. H. Redmond & Co., graining windows

" *' painting engine-room

Bradford Belting Co., packing, etc

Barron- Boyle Co., glass and puttying

Post-Glover Electric Co., carbons

Samuel E. Walters, washing fluid

Weatherhead & Co., metal polish

B. Mayer, brooms

Mrs. A. Tanahan, making towels

Wm. J. Gibson, filter repairs

Bromwell House Furnish'g Goods Cb., brass wire cloth

Buddeke Bros. & Co., crash and muslin

Mallay Soap Co., quickine

M. Bauer, sprinkling

Stein- Vogeler Drug Co., chamois

George Stagge, plastering repairs

Sell)ert, Wuest & Co., toilet paper

W. C. Peale & Bro., glass

M. Bauer, sprinkling

J. H. Redmond & Co., painting and decorating

Frank Krug, ice, August

Witt & Brown, zinc floor repairs

Standard Oil Co., engine oil

C. P. Wagner & Co., dynamo oil

Mrs. M. Sheridan, laundering towels

Mallay Soap Co., quickine



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18 90
14 50
40 00
25 00

35 00
40 00

34 22
485

18 65

13 00

585
16 55

19 62
69 33

675
46 00
60 00

5 50

7 5>
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1 00

2 00

5 70
66

2 75

2 10

II 54

25 02

35 00
10 00

6 15

20 25
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35 00
60 00
64 54
23 10

'5 73
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8 40

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Amount carried forward $3,384 29



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Amount brought forward 3,384 20

Sept. 30. Laidlaw-Dunn-Gordon Co., duplex pump 180 00

Post-Glover Electric Co., fuse plugs, etc J 60

Cincinnati Times-Star Co., advertising ice proposals. 7 50

John Shillito Co., carpet I 50 60

James Griffith Sons, moulding 1 05

Cincinnati Gas and Electric Co., gas 3*

A. L. Boehmer, ammonia 50

George Stagge, plastering repairs 7 85

** (M.O.) 900

City and Suburban Tel. Ass'n, telephone-rental 15 00

Oct. I. J. H. Redmond & Co., painting Mayor's department. 95 0°

Oct. 31. C. F. Wagner & Co., cylinder oil and waste 32 79

Devere Electric Co., bell wire i S

Stein- Vogeler Drug Co., dusters 7 00

' Hunnewell Soap Co., liquid soap 17 35

Miami Soap and Chemical Co., scour bright 16 $0

KPL Co., door springs, etc 10 99

Frank Egner, mops 11 00

Frank Krug, ice, September 48 89

Louis Deutschle, hooks and bolts 2 30

W. A. Herschede, tower clock 24 00

M. Bauer, sprinkling 35 00

H. Boesche, Enquirer 4 05

Aug. Langfermann, Commercial Tribune 2 64

Andrews, Bates & Co., buckets and soap 17 00

Wm. Beck & Sons Co., decorating. Fall Festival 215 00

Wm. B. Barr, picture mould, etc 2 25

Wm. H. Stewart's Sons, floor repairs, engine-room.. . 2 95

Wm. J. Gibson, filter repairs . 14 10

Mallay Soap Co., quickine 1638

Martin Daly, plumbing repairs 7 80

Merkel Brothers, pipe and nipples 2 5c

J. B. Schroder & Co. , locks, etc 5 00

Mrs. M. Sheridan, laundering towels 10 S

Mrs. C. Eschenbrenner, laundering towels 2 22

S. C. Griffiths & Bro., candles 4 ?>

Western Union Telegraph Co., clock-rental 3 oc

Nov. 2. Louis Trautmann, chamois 10 00

Kiefer Bros. , boiler arch repairs 50 od

Nov. 30. Martin Daly, plumbing repairs 21 95

Long, Armstrong & Co., cleaning stone area 42 00

A mount carried forward $4,401 49



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Amount brought forward 4,401 49

Nov. 30. F..H. Kirchner & Co., driveway repairs 45 00

Frank Krug, ice, October 44 58

Mallaj Soap Co., quickine ' 5 36

J. H. Redmond & Co., graining windows (M. O.) 25 00

Mrs. M. Sheridan, laundering towels 8 38

J. B. Schroder & Co., bronze knobs i 25

Cincinnati Scale Mfg. Co., scale repairs 7 70

Globe Supply Co., Todd*s ring packing ^5 57

W. C. Peale & Bro., glass 9 38

Standard Oil Co., engine oil 10 18

H. Kohlbrand & Co., boiler compound 10 00

McHugh's Express, freight and drayage 2 20

• Re-New Lamp Co., lamps 36 37

Wagner Typewriter Co., typewriter repairs 31 50

Remmer*s Soap Co., toilet soap 7 50

E. A. Kinsey Co., packing 4 73

Post-Glover Electric Co., carbons i 08

Devere Electric Co., fibers and segement 3 85

Wm. J. Gibson, filter repairs 10 00

Witt & Brown, painting skylights 6 00

Dec. 2. Richard Woltjen, putting up storm-doors 27 50

Dec. 14. C. P. Wagner & Co., cylinder oil 24 25

Frank Egner, mops. 16 50

Frank Krug, ice, November 36 92

Selbert, Wuest & Co., toilet paper 40 50

Mallay Soap Co., quickine 16 92

G. Henshaw & Sons, office chairs 21 00

Martin Daly, plumbing repairs 27 51

" 1870

" 7 15

*• 780

" 955

W. A. Herschede, tower clock 24 00

A, Blymyer, sawdust 300

L. Kruckemeyer, U. S. metal polish 4 00

George Stagge, plastering repairs 2 50

KPL Con door checks 9 70

Post-Glover Electric Co., electric supplies 48 02

** ** black tape, etc 4 44

H. J. Reedy Co., governor rope 10 68

B. McGregor, locks and keys 2 50

A mount carried forward $5,060 26



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Amount brought forward Si^ ^

Dec. 14. Jooes & Yount, fusing plugs 4 ^5

Thos. J. Nichol & Co^ radiator repairs, etc 6 50

W. C. Peale & Bro^ glass 3 ^^

Dec. 24. Martin Daly, plumbing repairs 7 4^

KPL Co., oilers 120

Andrews, Bates & Co., salt 6 00

Mrs. M. Sheridan, laundering towels 10 68

Total $5,099 og

PAINTING AND DECORATING ACCOUNT.

Aug. 7. L. Tomoor & Co., on account 500 x

Sept. 10. " " in full of account 99° <»

Total $M9o OJ



PAINTING EXTERIOR BRICK- AND WOOD-WORK.

Oct. 25. Long, Armstrong & Co., in full of account S09 00

31. Commercial Tribune Co., advertising proposals 10 c^i

Dec. 14. Consolidated Coal and Mining Co., October 1st to 14th,

coal (per proviso Ord. 668, passed June 10, 1901). 181 ex,

Total $1,000 oc

The following is a statement showing the balance to the
credit of the different appropriations as shown by this report,
the figures being taken from my books, and also as shown
from the report of the books of the City Auditor :

C'u^todian*!$ AndiiorV



Salary Account

Fuel Account

Incidental and Repair Account

Painting and Decorating Account ^

Painting Exterior Brick- and Wood-work



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Total $30 77 I30 7T

During the past month I have had an examination made
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of the wires and fixtures. This has been done by several
experts.

It is apparent that the plant will have to be replaced in
a very short time, and there is a doubt as to whether or not
we can wait until 1903.

If it appears later on that the work must be done at once,
I would suggest that sufficient funds be appropriated from
the Contingent Fund for this purpose.

I desire to thank your Honor for the uniform courtesies
you have shown me through the year ; also desire to thank
all the employees under me for their efficient services.

All of which is respectfully submitted.

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Custodian,



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ANNUAL REPORT



Inspector of Buildings



1901



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Department of Inspection of Buildings



CHARLES A. TOOKRR.

Inspector of Buildings,

GEORGE L. KUHLMAN.

Assistant Inspector,

JOSEPH L. TUTTLE,

Clerk and Examiner of Plans.

JOHN HARIG,

Deputy Inspector,

GEORGE HARRINGTON,

Deputy Inspector,

SAMUEL JENIKE,

Deputy Inspector.

WILLIAM FARRAN.

Deputy Inspector,

WILLIAM H. KRUMER,

Deputy Inspector,

EDWARD A. SLUSSER.

Deputy Inspector.

H. A. DRAKE,

Deputy Inspector.

MAY PORTER BOWMAN,
Stenographer.



OFFICE: CITY HALL.

OFFICE HOURS FROM 8 TO 12 A. M., 1 TO 4 P. M.

Except on Saturdays, from 8 to 12 A. M.



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Report of Inspector of Buildings.



Office of the Inspector of Buildings,
Cincinnati, O., January i, 1902.

Honorable Board of Legislation :

Gentlemen, —

In conformity with law, I submit herewith a
report in detail of the business transacted by this department
during the year ending December 31, 1901. The past year
has witnessed a pronounced activity in building operations.
The accompanying tables, when compared with those of
former years, will show that the amount of building has
been greater than during any previous year for seven years
past. Not since 1893 has there been a year in which so
many substantial and attractive buildings have been erected ;
the cost of buildings erected in that year being only slightly
in excess of those erected during the year just closed. The
amount of money invested in new structures, additions, etc.,
during 1901 was $3,505,450, as against $2,145,035 for 1900,
an increase of 62%. The improvement in building opera-
tions has been general, and not confined to any particular
locality, as monthly statistics prepared by municipal building
departments in various sections of the country indicate an
increase in the volume of business varying from 15% to
200%. From the same source and from contractors and
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diction that the coming year will be one of unprecedented
activity.

The number and character of residences erected during
the year just past is the greatest in the Thirty-first Ward,
within the boundary of which are the former vill^[es of
Clifton and Avondale, and consist of the best examples
of modern residences and apartment houses ; this locality
continuing the favorite among those seeking homes in the
suburbs. The value of improvements in the Thirty -first
Ward is $505,955; the Twenty-sixth Ward, $209,365; the
Thirtieth Ward, $164,955 ; the Twelfth Ward, $159,120; the
First Ward, $146,355 ; the Twenty-eighth Ward, $141,205;
the Twenty-fifth Ward, $126,085 ; the Twenty-ninth Ward,
$115,700; the Second Ward, $80,070; and the Twent)-
seventh Ward, $60,965 ; total, $1,709,755, — nearly one half
the value of the improvements in the entire city. Factons
warehouse, and office buildings have also a fair representation
in the result of the year's work, the Sixth Ward showing the
largest return for the class of structures mentioned.

There has been a considerable amount of money expended
in alterations and additions to old buildings, which has re-
sulted in a pleasing transformation of many store fronts and
business blocks. Improvements of this nature are certainly
desirable, since in nearly every instance buildings of anti-
quated appearance and design have made way for handsome,
convenient, and inviting business structures and residences.

Of the structures erected during the year, the one which
has probably attracted more attention than any other is the
Grand Stand at the Cincinnati Baseball Park, which is now



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