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New York State Department of Public Works Canal Construction Permit Files

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series contains maps, drawings, plans, blueprints, copies of permits, and what appear to be pages torn from the rough minutes of meetings of the Board of Canal Commissioners. The files pertain to the issuance of permits by the Board of Canal Commissioners (later the Office of the Superintendent of Public Works) allowing the construction of buildings, gas lines, sewers, cuts, piers, basins, and other facilities on, adjacent, or in proximity to New York State's canal system.
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Quantity:
7 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1828-1915
Series Number:
10970

Arrangement

Chronological by date permit was issued.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains maps, drawings, plans, blueprints, copies of permits, and what appear to be pages torn from the rough minutes of meetings of the Board of Canal Commissioners. The files pertain to the issuance of permits by the Board of Canal Commissioners and, later, by the Office of the Superintentendent of Public Works, allowing the construction of buildings, gas lines, sewers, cuts, piers, basins, and other facilities on, adjacent, or in proximity to New york State's canal system.

The permits, for the most part, are copies of the originals and provide a description of what was granted, the date granted, conditions, length (if any) and the signature(s) of the appropriate official(s).

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Related Materials

Series B0201 Minutes of the Canal Commissioners, contains related records.

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Contents Box

Accretion: 10970-83
1828-1880 1
1881-1896 2
1896-1901 3
1901-1905 4
1905-1908 5
1909-1910 6
1911-1913 7
1913-1915 8