Boston Public Library
Government Information

Social Sciences Department, 2nd Floor, McKim Building, Central Library, 617-859-2261

Engineers and Public Works Department Reports (1867-1965)

Additional Boston public works infrastructure information is available in our collection of Boston Water Works documents.

The Library has reports of the Public Works Department up to 1987/88, which was the last one issued. These materials are planned to be digitized in the future.

Annual Report of the Public Works Department

In 1910, The Public Works Department was created as an amalgamation of the Engineering, Water, and Street Departments.