To Increase Boston’s Fire Limits
The erection of wooden structures will be prohibited in all sections of Brighton, Charlestown, South Boston, all of East Boston south and west of Trumbull street, and in the thickly settled sections of Dorchester and Roxbury, if the committee on fire hazard has its way. The committee, after many delays, drafted an ordinance along the lines recommended by Fire Commissioner Cole and taking in all of Brighton, while the fire commissioner recommended only a portion of that district. The committee’s draft includes all that part of Boston north and east of a line beginning at the intersection of the extension of Columbia road and the Old Harbor, then southwesterly through Columbia road to Blue Hill avenue to Seaver street, to Columbus avenue to Atherton street, to Mozart street, to Chestnut street, to Sheridan sreet, to Centre street, to Perkins street, to South Huntington avenue and into Castleton street to the Brookline boundary line. The committee recommended that the entire city be included by 1917.