On June 8, 1869, John F. Slater sold the land fo 238 Beacon to J. Huntington Wolcott. The deed was recorded in Suffolk County Deed Registry Book 966, p. 33.
John F. Slater was about to construct a house at 236 Beacon and, as part of the deed selling the land to j. Huntington Wolcott, he included provisions designed to ensure that the house built at 238 Beacon would be of the same design.
Specifically, the deed required:
“,,,the said Wolcott in consideration of this conveyance, for himself and his heirs and assigns hereby convenants with the said Slater his heirs & assigns that he will commence building a dwelling house on the granted premises at once and complete the same without unnecessary delay; that the front of said dwelling house shall conform in materials, form and in all other respects to the front of the house about to be built by said Slater on said estate retained by him as before said according to the plans of a dwelling house and buildings to be erected on said Slater’s estate drawn for and accepted by said Slater and now in the hands of Snell and Gregerson of said Boston, Architects (said plans are to be referred to in reference to this and the other covenant herein contained) that said dwelling house thus to be erected by said Wolcott shall not exceed in depth seventy five feet except that bay windows may be put out in the rear thereof but not so as to project any further than those placed in the rear of said house to be built by said Slater as shown on a Plan of a Section of Building herewith to be recorded that the height of any stable erected at any time on said granted premises shall conform to that to be erected on said Slater’s estate as shown on said plans herewith recorded and the height of any other outbuildings or any ells, if any should be added to such dwelling house to be erected on the granted premises shall conform to the shed to be erected on said Slater’s estate as shown on said plan herewith recorded & that for a period of fifty years from the date hereof the lot of land hereby conveyed to said Wolcott shall be used and occupied only the front part for a dwelling house to be used only as such and the rear part for the necessary outbuildings including a stable; that any and every dwelling house placed upon said lot during said period shall in its front depth and in the extent of the projection of any bay windows in the rear conform in all respects to the dwelling house which the said Wolcott herein covenants to build and that any ell, stable or other outbuilding placed at any time during said period on said granted premises shall conform respectively in height to the height of the stable and shed to be erected on said Slater’s estate as shown on said plan herewith recorded.”