Index to Deeds: 10 Charlesgate East

The following is an index to property transfer deeds and party wall and building restriction agreements recorded at the Suffolk County Deed Registry from the original land purchase until conversion of the building into condominium units.  Mortgages, trust agreements, and other similar recorded documents are not included.  This index is intended as a guide only; actual deeds should be reviewed for details.

10 Charlesgate East and 459 Marlborough were built as two separate houses in 1889-1890. 4 Charlesgate East (535 Beacon) was built as The Charlesgate in 1891.  10 Charlesgate East was acquired by the owners of The Charlesgate in 1892 and incorporated into the hotel.  459 Marlborough was acquired in 1907 by a member of the family who owned The Charlesgate and operated as part of the hotel from that time but owned separately.  In 1923, all three properties were sold to the same owner and operated as a single property. In 1998, the property was subdivided into two condominium buildings: 4 Charlesgate East as “The Charlesgate,” and 10 Charlesgate East and 459 Marlborough as “The Barnes Mansion.”

This index includes all transfers relating to 4 Charlesgate East, 10 Charlesgate East, and 459 Marlborough until the property was subdivided into two condominium buildings.

Transfers of Land and Buildings: 10 Charlesgate East
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
26Jan1998 Charlesgate Realty LLC, formerly 4 Charlesgate East Limited Partnership The Barnes Mansion 22096 311
Transfers of Land and Buildings: 4 Charlesgate East, 10 Charlesgate East, and 459 Marlborough
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
29Sep1995 Emerson College 4 Charlesgate East Limited Partnership 20054 311
22Jun1981 Modern Continental Enterprises, Inc. Emerson College 9787 258
21Nov1979 Marcor Associates, Inc. Modern Continental Enterprises, Inc. 9315 348
05Nov1975 Robert M. Mardirosian, trustee, D. A. M. Realty Trust Marcor Associates, Inc. 8830 141
01Oct1975 Anthony Wine and Shirley J. Wine, trustees, Charlesgate Realty Trust Robert M. Mardirosian, trustee, D. A. M. Realty Trust 8822 2
13Jun1975 Chandler School Corporation (foreclosure of mortgage) Anthony Wine and Shirley J. Wine, trustees of the Charlesgate Realty Trust 8794 232
28Aug1973 Anthony Wine and Shirley J. Wine, trustees, Charlesgate Realty Trust Chandler School Corporation 8655 665
29Nov1972 Trustees of Boston University Anthony Wine and Shirley J. Wine, trustees, Charlesgate Realty Trust 8586 161
13Aug1947 Fanny M. Summers and Mary G. Potter Trustees of Boston University 6356 239
Transfers of Land and Buildings: 4 Charlesgate East and 10 Charlesgate East
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
30Jul1923 Harriet P. Hayden, trustee under a declaration of trust dated 26Nov1892 Herbert G. Summers and Mary G. Potter 4492 625
22May1901 Sarah G. Putnam, Harriet U. Putnam, and John Pickering Putnam, beneficiaries named a trust established by John Pickering Putnam dated 26Nov1892 Harriet P. Hayden, trustee under a declaration of trust dated 26Nov1892 2756 412
26Nov1892 John Pickering Putnam Horace J. Hayden, trustee for the benefit of Sarah G. Putnam, Harriet U. Putnam, and John Pickering Putnam 2099 561
Transfers of Land and Buildings: 10 Charlesgate East
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
20Jul1892 Thurlow Weed Barnes and Isabel Morris Barnes, his wife, in her own right (lot with 45 foot frontage on Charlesgate East and 100 foot frontage on Marlborough, and dwelling house) J. Pickering Putnam 2074 177
Transfers of Land and Buildings: 459 Marlborough
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
30Jul1923 Harriet P. Hayden (459 Marlborough) Herbert G. Summers and Mary G. Potter 4492 627
01Jun1907 Frederic J. Stimson, guardian of Margaret A. Stimson, minor (one-third undivided interest) Harriet P. Hayden 3215 226
01Jun1907 Frederic J. Stimson and Mildred Stimson (two-thirds undivided interest) Harriet P. Hayden 3215 225
22Dec1892 Albion B. Turner and Mary Alice Turner, his wife, in her own right Elizabeth B. Stimson, wife of Frederic J. Stimson 2103 58
02Jun1890 Thurlow Weed Barnes and Isabel Morris Barnes, his wife, in her own right (lot with 25 foot frontage and “new dwelling house”) Mary Alice Turner, wife of Albion B. Turner 1939 78
Transfers of Unimproved Land: 4 Charlesgate East, 10 Charlesgate East, and 459 Marlborough
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
27Jan1891 Augustus Lowell (lot with 102.70 frontage on Beacon and 105.61 feet on Charlesgate East) John Pickering Putnam 1978 532
16Sep1889 Augustus Lowell (triangular lot with 5 foot frontage on passageway) Isabel Morris Barnes, wife of Thurlow Weed Barnes 1898 393
27Jul1888 Augustus Lowell (land with 45 foot frontage on Charlesgate East and 125.33 feet on Marlborough) Isabel Morris Barnes, with of Thurlow Weed Barnes 1833 266
26Jan1886 Francis A. Osborn and Grenville T. W. Braman, a majority of the trustees of the Commonwealth Avenue Lands, Francis W. Palfrey, the remaining trustee, being absent from Massachusetts (lot with 102.70 foot frontage on Beacon and 150.61 foot frontage on Charlesgate East) Augustus Lowell 1711 33
01Jun1880 Dwight Foster, Gilman Collamore, and George F. Richardson, trustees under a bond indenture with the Boston Water Power Company dated 1Jun1874 (release) Francis A. Palfrey, Francis A. Osborn, and Grenville T. W. Braman, trustees 1495 6
01Jun1880 Boston Water Power Company Francis A. Palfrey, Francis A. Osborn, and Grenville T. W. Braman, trustees 1495 9
Party Wall Agreement
Date Party One Party Two Book Page
17Aug1888 Augustus Lowell (owner of lot at 4 Charlesgate East) Isabel M. Barnes, wife of Thurlow Weed Barnes (owner of lot at 10 Charlesgate East and 459 Marlborough) 1842 555
Building restriction agreement by the owners of all land on the south side of Beacon between West Chester Park (Massachusetts Avenue) and Ipswich (Charlesgate East) requiring all buildings be set back 10 feet from the line of Beacon Street.  Steps, windows, porticos, and other usual projections are allowed within this reserved space, provided that that (a) projections of any kind other than door steps and balustrades connected therewith and roof cornices may extend no more than five feet into the reserved space, and (b) bays and bows are permitted in the reserved space subject to dimensional limitation set forth in the agreement. [Note: Prior to entering into this agreement, the trustees of Commonwealth Avenue Lands sold a 102.70 foot wide lot to Augustus Lowell; that deed (dated 26Jan1886 and recorded Book 1711, p. 33) contained the same setback requirements as the subsequent agreement]
Date Parties Book Page
01Feb1887 Henry Lee, H. H. Hunnewell, Augustus Lowell, Louis Curtis, Francis A. Osborn, G. T. W. Braman, and trustees of Commonwealth Avenue Lands 1762 7
Agreement by the owners of land on Beacon and Marlborough between West Chester Park (Massachusetts Avenue) and Ipswich Street (Charlesgate East) (1) providing for a sixteen foot wide passageway between the lots on Beacon and the lots on Marlborough to a point about 452 feet west of Massachusetts Avenue and then turning south to connect with Marlborough; and (2) establishing a setback requirement for a portion of the north side of Marlborough, specifically requiring that (a) buildings on lots located between Massachusetts Avenue and 125 feet west thereof must be set back 10 feet from Marlborough, and (b) buildings located on lots between 125 feet and 323.66 feet west of Massachusetts Avenue must be set back by a line that is 10 feet north of Marlborough on the east (at a point 125 feet west of Massachusetts Avenue) and 5 feet north of Marlborough on the west (at a point 323.33 feet west of Massachusetts Avenue); and further providing that that steps, porticos, and other usual projections appurtenant to the front wall of a building are permitted in the reserved space, and bays and bows are permitted in the reserved space subject to dimensional limitations.
Date Party One Party Two Party Three Book Page
10Jun1885 Francis W. Palfrey, Francis A. Osborn, and Grenville T. W. Braman, trustees (owners of lot running from Charlesgate East to a point on Beacon 200 feet west of Massachusetts Avenue and to a point on Marlborough 323.66 feet west of Massachusetts Avenue) Henry M. Whitney (owner of lot with 75 foot frontage on Beacon and 198.66 feet on Marlborough) Henry Lee, H. Hollis Hunnewell, and Augustus Lowell (owners of lot with 125 foot frontage on Beacon and Marlborough) 1685 433
Agreement by owners of land on the north and south sides of Marlborough between West Chester Park (Massachusetts Avenue) and the Beacon entrance to Back Bay Park (Charlesgate East) requiring that buildings must be set back 5 feet from Marlborough except for projections as specified in Book 1588, p. 434 (20Feb1883) [which provided that steps, porticos, and other usual projections appurtenant to the front wall of a building would be permitted in the reserved space, and bays and bows would be permitted in the reserved space subject to dimensional limitations as set forth in the deed].  This 5 foot setback requirement was modified with respect to the north side of Marlborough by a subsequent agreement dated 10Jun1885 (Book 1685, p. 433)
Date Party One Party Two Book Page
20Feb1883 Francis A. Osborn and Grenville T. W. Braman, a majority of the trustees of the Commonwealth Avenue Lands, Francis W. Palfrey, the remaining trustee, being absent from Massachusetts Grenville T. W. Braman, Henry D. Hyde, and Henry M. Whitney, trustees 1588 437