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Boston Board of Fire Underwriters.

Issue 4 and Volume 1892 12.

Boston Board of Fire Underwriters. The special conditions of the new building law of Boston, which went into effect on the 16th of July, are as follows: No building, except wharf sheds and grain elevators, hereafter put up or enlarged within the building limits of Boston, can have a height of more than seventy feet, or an area greater than 10,000 square feet, unless constructed wholly of incombustible materials. No building of more than forty-five feet in height can hereafter be erected within the building limits, to be used above the first floor for mercantile, manufacturing or storage purposes, which is not wholly constructed of incombustible materials, or with tight floors of splined or tongued and grooved planks of at least two inches in thickness. No building hereafter erected, except spires for churches, can exceed a height of 125 feet. In brick, stone or iron buildings all party and bearing…

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