472 Beacon

472 Beacon (2014)

Lot 24' x 150' (3,600 df)

Lot 24′ x 150′ (3,600 df)

472 Beacon is located on north side of Beacon, between Hereford and Massachusetts Avenue, with 470 Beacon to the east and 474 Beacon to the west.

472 Beacon was designed by architect William Whitney Lewis and built in 1892 by Morton & Chesley.

Theodore A. Hall. trustee, is shown as the owner on the original building permit application, dated January 26, 1892, and on the final building inspection report, dated December 23, 1892.  It was built as the home of his son and daughter-in-law, Harry Snow Hall and Ellen Nichols (Wood) Hall, who were living there by the 1893-1894 winter season.  In 1892, they had lived at 342 Beacon.  Theodore Hall is shown as the owner of 472 Beacon on the 1895 Bromley map, and Harry Hall is shown as the owner on the 1898, 1908, 1917, 1928, and 1938 Bromley maps.

Harry Hall was a trustee of estates.

Second floor plan of 472 Beacon, bound with the final building inspection report, 23Dec1892 (v. 49, p. 132); courtesy of the Boston Public Library Arts Department

Second floor plan of 472 Beacon, bound with the final building inspection report, 23Dec1892 (v. 49, p. 132); courtesy of the Boston Public Library Arts Department

He died in August of 1938.  Ellen Hall continued to live at 472 Beacon until her death in 1956.

472 Beacon was shown as vacant in the 1957 and 1959 City Directories.

By 1958, 472 Beacon was the home of Hyman Kahn, a jeweler and watchmaker, and his wife, Rose (Goodfader) Kahn, who operated it as a lodging house.  They previously had lived at 179 Bay State Road.  They continued to live at 472 Beacon in 1963, but had moved to Brookline by 1964.

The property subsequently changed hands and had been converted to an apartment house by the mid-1960s.

In December of 1978, 472 Beacon was acquired by Donn O’Connell.  In November of 2000, he transferred the property to the 472 Beacon Street LLC with himself as manager of record.

In December of 2013, the 472 Beacon Street LLC filed for (and subsequently received) permission to reduce the number of units from nine to four and to build a garage at the rear.