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OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS,
CITY HALL, July 1, 1872.
To the Honorable the City Council of the City of Boston:
GENTLEMEN, - In compliance with the requirements of the statute under which this department was formed, I herewith submit a report of its proceedings for the six months ending June 30, 1872.
All persons erecting new or altering old buildings, in any part of the city, are required by law to first obtain a permit therefor from the Inspector of Buildings.
Number of brick and stone buildings erected, or in process of erection under permits issued,
532 Classified as follows, viz. :Churches,
1 Charitable Institutions,
2 Public Buildings,
2 Mercantile purposes, .
1 Railway Station,
The following statement will show the wards in which the foregoing buildings are situated, and the number in each ward :
Number in each Ward.
6 6 5 14 13 49 101 681 21 31 42 13 46 152 37 532
The following statement will show the number of stories and styles of roofs of the foregoing buildings :
Number of wood and frame buildings erected or in process of erection under permits issued,
658 Classified as follows, viz. :Chapels,
2 Private school-house,
1 Mechanical purposes,
21 Manufactories, .
3 Railway stations,