Animals, Refuse, and Food

Letter to Board of Trustees of the Boston Elevated Railway Regarding Clarendon Hill Waiting Room

Areas that collect trash still come to the attention of the City, but the Boston Elevated Railway, and its Clarendon Hill waiting room are long gone. 

Letter Regarding Complaints about  the Keeping of Pigeons

Today we're keeping chickens. In the twenties we were keeping pigeons as well. 

Letter Regarding the Keeping of a Goat and Two Cows at 5 Conlon Court

How about some goats and cows?  In the 1920s, cows, goats, horses and chickens were not uncommon.  This many animals in one place may have been the problem.

Letter Granting a License to Keep One Goat

One goat was OK.

Letter from J.J. Mahoney, Health Commissioner, to the Somerville Board of Health Regarding a Bakery Products Complaint

This letter was written less than a year after the Food and Drug Administration came into existence.  Contaminants were a concern of many Americans.