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BALTIMORE CITY
BALTIMORE CITY ARCHIVES
(Department of Public Works)
1794-1977
BRG47
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Sub Series Details 1924-1966 Director's Correspondence Administrative files concerning varied activities of the department. Subjects include tabulation of bids; awarding of contracts; construction of streets, sewers, and public buildings; bills charged to the city; personnel; reorganization of departmental structure and operation; budget requests; urban planning and renewal; comments on proposed ordinances and resolutions; and federal and ...More

BCA BRG47-1
Sub Series Details 1967-1974 Newspaper Clipping Files Clippings from the morning, evening, and Sunday Sun, the News American, and the Afro-American relating for the most part to department of public works activities and concerns. The files were originally compiled and maintained by the director's office. Subjects include sewer construction, pollution control, water shortages, city council actions, snow ...More

BCA BRG47-2
Sub Series Details 1900-1922 City Engineer's Records Correspondence, maps, drawings, plats, building regulations, title searches of lots considered for layout of streets, and leases of buildings and property for use as schools. Major topics covered in the correspondence include building equipment and supplies used by the city, construction and repair projects, and requests for publications. The drawings, ...More

BCA BRG47-3
Sub Series Details 1920 Inspector of Buildings, Correspondence Received Letters received from the secretary of the board of fire commissioners conveying the fire department's opinion concerning ordinances proposed for the addition to or modification of various private buildings. These documents exemplify the inspector's dual role as part of the department of public improvements and public safety, created by the ...More

BCA BRG47-4
Sub Series Details 1974-1977 Division of Sanitation, Correspondence Correspondence between Division of Sanitation and other municipal agencies as well as citizens and civic groups. Major topics covered in the correspondence include clean-up campaigns, requests for work from private citizens, and notices concerning both internal and public affairs. BCA BRG47-5
Sub Series Details 1947-1957 Bureau of Building Construction, Project Files Files maintained by the bureau for each construction, alteration, or addition project it supervised. Documentation retained for each project includes correspondence, certification of contract advertisement, preliminary authority to contract, on-the-job injury reports, contractors' estimates, work orders, estimates, certificates of payment, certified mail receipts, permits, affadavits, and other miscellaneous documentation relating ...More

BCA BRG47-6
Sub Series Details 1879-1940 Bureau of Highways, Bridge Division, Drawings of Bridges and Viaducts Final construction drawings for numerous bridges, viaducts, culverts, and dumping platforms maintained by the division. Some related documentation such as test borings, bid tabulations, and material ratings appear infrequently. Available on microfilm only (BCA 1420-1428). Calvert St. Bridge Oversize Drawer 20 (see container list) BCA BRG47-7
Sub Series Details 1936-1964 Bureau of Highways, Bridge Contracts Files These project files contain correspondence, tabulations of bids, authorizations to contract, certifications of advertisement, test borings and results of tests on materials slated for use, certificates of completion, and other documentation related to the execution of contracts for various city bridges and viaducts. The actual contracts appear in RG 35 ...More

BCA BRG47-8
Sub Series Details 1930-1932 Bureau of Highways, Alley Assessments Listings of the names, address, footage, and assessment amounts of each property owner in their particular alley of residence. In addition, the assessment paving plats of each individual alley and detailed statement of each alley's tax assessment rate are provided. A separate listing of the alleys included is available. Note ...More

BCA BRG47-9
Sub Series Details 1940-1950 Bureau of Mechanical-Electrical Services, Conduit Length Tracings Street maps showing conduit duct lengths and locations. Some maps also show land usage. Records are available on microfilm only (BCA 1667-1668). BCA BRG47-10
Sub Series Details 1895-1951 Bureau of Sewers, Engineering Drawings Street maps, designs, and contract specifications for drains, pipes, and other systems. Also included are proposals for new sewers and additions to sewers. Some maps show property ownership, businesses, and structures. Records are available on microfilm only (BCA 1669-1686). BCA BRG47-11
Sub Series Details 1948-1957 Bureau of Sewers, Record Plats Maps showing the location of sewer lines as well as some property ownership and use. Specific locations can be found by the use of "coordinate" maps, available in this series, and Series 23, House Connection Cards. Records are available on microfilm only (BCA 1687-1695). BCA BRG47-12
Sub Series Details 1906-1964 Bureau of Sewers, Tracings Assorted maps and drawings. Included are: maps showing drainage and proposals for sewers and storm drains, engineering drawings; and maps of public and private sewers. Some maps also show property ownership and use. Records available on microfilm only (BCA 1696-1708). BCA BRG47-13
Sub Series Details 1907-1942 Bureau of Sewers, Drains Record cards for storm drains placed in the City. Included are: the address; name of contractor; date of construction; cost; and assorted technical information for each drain. Maps showing the locations are also included. Records available on microfilm only (BCA 1709-1714). BCA BRG47-14
Sub Series Details 1916-1963 Bureau of Water Supply, Tracings Maps and plats documenting water services. Included are maps showing: water sources for the City; existing and proposed water mains and service; sewers and drains; abandoned water mains; gas mains; fire service; and some property ownership and use. Also included are drawings of vehicles and pump stations. Maps extend to ...More

BCA BRG47-15
Sub Series Details 1948-1952 Bureau of Water Supply, Plats of Water Mains, Services and Hydrants Plats showing locations of water services. Some maps also show structures and property ownership. Includes areas in Baltimore County as well as Baltimore City. Records are available on microfilm only (BCA 1744-1749). BCA BRG47-16
Sub Series Details 1894-1942 Bureau of Surveys, 40 Foot Scale Sheets Maps showing streets, structures, and property ownership. Records are available on microfilm only (BCA 1750-1751). BCA BRG47-17
Sub Series Details 1894-1922 Bureau of Surveys, Topographical Maps of Baltimore Maps of the City showing streets, land use, structures, and land ownership. Records available on microfilm only (BCA 1752). BCA BRG47-18
Sub Series Details 1904-1930 Old Fireline Accounts These accounts were maintained by the Bureau of Water and Waste Water, Metered Accounts Application Section. They are inspection cards (5 1/2 X 8 1/2) for businesses and institutions to determine types of fire protection. In addition to information on types of sprinkler systems and other sources of fire protection, ...More

BCA BRG47-19
Sub Series Details 1905-1962 Bureau of Water Supply, Scrapbooks Newspaper clippings compiled and maintained by. the Bureau of Water Supply relating to the activities and concerns of the Bureau. Subjects include watershed projects, water control, costs, City Council and Board of Estimates Actions, plans, pollution control. BCA BRG47-20
Sub Series Details 1925-1928 Bureau of Water Supply, Index to Permits Index to permits include: the permit number, name of company or person requesting the permit, street number, street location, and what the applicant is applying for. The application is for the installation of a meter, an increase in supply, changing of meters, transferring meters, new supply or fire supply. BCA BRG47-21
Sub Series Details 1794-1927 Grade Establishment Books Records of street grade establishments by the City Engineer, the City Surveyor, and the Chief Engineer. Included are the name of the street and measurements. Each volume has a street name index. The Lot and Grade Establishment Index provides access to the earliest volumes (up to 1904). There is a container ...More

BCA BRG47-22
Sub Series Details 1948-1952 Bureau of Sewers, House Connection Cards Cards recording the connection of dwellings with the municipal sewerage system. Information includes the block number, street location, location of the pipe, drawing number, and the record plat number. The record plat number refers to the drawings in Series 12, Bureau of Sewers, Record Plats. BCA BRG47-23
Sub Series Details 1952 Bureau of Surveys, Plat Listings A listing of the maps held by the Bureau of Surveys as of December, 1952. Each card provides a description of the maps in a given drawer, including the number, date, creator, and name. BCA BRG47-24
Sub Series Details 1906-1958 Bureau of Sewers, Works Division - Engineering Drawings Detailed engineering drawings for various projects. There is an index at the beginning of the series. The records are available on microfilm only (BCA 5063-5066). BCA BRG47-25
Sub Series Details Street Files Files are arranged alphabetically by street. BCA BRG47-26
Sub Series Details 1907-1908 Bureau of Water and Wastewater, City of Baltimore Tin Plats Maps mounted on tin plats showing a schematic view of the city, including road and place names, road rights of way and city boundary lines. Shows some system drainage areas in color. BCA BRG47-28
Sub Series Details 1918-1955 Bureau of Water and Wastewater, City of Baltimore Blue Line Plats Maps of sanitary sewer and storm drain systems with contract numbers, which were intended to be used as system maps. The maps also include road names with rights of way, lots with lot numbers and some owner names, and some property lines. Some maps cover areas in Baltimore County as ...More

BCA BRG47-29
Sub Series Details 1890-1899 Bureau of Water and Wastewater, City of Baltimore Topographical Surveys Maps of topographical information, reproduced in color, which include existing contours at five foot intervals, landowner and tract names, existing physical features, streets, railroads and place names. Some maps have also been used to calculate drainage areas (in colored pencil). A circular stamp on the lower margin signifies the utility ...More

BCA BRG47-30
Sub Series Details Bureau of Water and Wastewater, City of Baltimore Various Maps Maps of various sizes and useage, including Sewer Maps with plan views, section views and profiles; blue line paper maps showing storm water systems and elevations in Baltimore BCA BRG47-31
Sub Series Details Bureau of Water and Wastewater, City of Baltimore Linen Heavy Bond Maps Maps of contact drawings of sewer and storm drain systems (with street names) on linen backed by heavy bond. Includes: maps of the City of Baltimore from the Bureau of Surveys (Bureau of Plans & Surveys), some of which also contain symbols keys; Click Here for Additional Links BCA BRG47-32
Sub Series Details Bureau of Water and Wastewater, City of Baltimore Linen Sewer & Storm Drain Maps Maps of sewer and storm drain systems with street names on linen sheets; Includes: A set of 8 (out of 9) linen maps, a set of linen sewer maps pinned together; linen topographical maps; BCA BRG47-33
Sub Series Details 1922 Bureau of Water and Wastewater, City of Baltimore Preliminary Topographical Surveys Maps of topographical information, printed in blue ink on linen sheets, of which include existing contours, some landowner and tract names, along with some existing physical features, streets, railroads and place names. Some maps have been used to calculate drainage areas and potential drainage areas. BCA BRG47-34
Sub Series Details Bureau of Water and Wastewater, City of Baltimore Rolled Maps Maps various sizes and usage, including road maps of Baltimore and Baltimore County from the Department of Transportation and State Highway Administration, metropolitan area maps of Baltimore, Baltimore County, and Anne Arundel County, and sewer maps of Baltimore and Baltimore County. Some of these maps are part fo the General ...More

BCA BRG47-35
Sub Series Details Bureau of Water and Wastewater (Wastewater Engineering), House Connection Field Books House Connection Field Books 2010 BCA BRG47-36
Sub Series Details 1905-1915 Bureau of Water and Wastewater (Wastewater Engineering), Private Drain & Test Pit Books Private Drain & Test Pit Books 2009 BCA BRG47-37
Sub Series Details 1906-1922 Bureau of Water and Wastewater (Wastewater Engineering), Utility As Built Survey Field Books Contracts 1 - 72 Utility As Built Survey Field Books Contracts 1 - 72 1991 BCA BRG47-38
Sub Series Details 1926-1927 Bureau of Water and Wastewater (Wastewater Engineering), Aerial Photographic Map Atlas of Baltimore and Baltimore County Aerial Photographic Map of Baltimore and Metropolitan District of Baltimore County, Made by the Chesapeake Aircraft Co. of Baltimore; Scale: 400' = 1 inch, Area: 210 sq. miles, Period of Flying: October 19, 1926 - February 24, 1927 1993 BCA BRG47-39
Sub Series Details Bureau of Water Supply Street Map Street Maps of Baltimore City-Howard County with reference grids BCA BRG47-40
Sub Series Details 1870-1962 Bureau of Water and Wastewater (Wastewater Engineering), Sewer Commission Reports Various: Baltimore City Code/ Building Code/ Charter and Local Law/ City Council; Various: Contract Specs./Jones Falls Tunnel 2008 BCA BRG47-41
Sub Series Details 1969-1994 Bureau of Water and Wastewater (Wastewater Engineering), Plan Reports Various planning reports BCA BRG47-42
Sub Series Details Water Supplied through the Water System of Baltimore City Water Supply History (Ron Parks) BCA BRG47-43
Sub Series Details Bureau of Water and Wastewater (Wastewater Engineering), Topographical and Sewer Maps received 2014 Topographical and Sewer Maps BCA BRG47-44