Index to Deeds: 131 Commonwealth

The following is an index to property transfer deeds and party wall and building use agreements recorded at the Suffolk County Deed Registry from the original land purchase until through December 31, 2010.  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.

Transfers of Land and Buildings
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
26Feb1981 Frank S. Ganak John Humphrey and Pamela Humphrey 9691 156
29Jan1981 Frank S. Ganak and Yola N. Ganak, husband and wife Frank S. Ganak 9691 155
21Sep1972 Thomas Dokton and Frank S. Ganak Frank S. Ganak and Yola N. Ganak, husband and wife 8568 234
10Jul1972 Barry D. Hoffman Frank S. Ganak and Thomas Dokton 8548 650
07Jul1972 Trustees of BostonUniversity Barry D. Hoffman 8548 647
10Sep1935 131 Commonwealth Ave., Inc. Trustees of BostonUniversity 5561 206
20Aug1935 Wellesley College 131 Commonwealth Ave., Inc. 5561 205
08Jul1924 Marjorie S. Hayes, guardian of Bartlett H. Hayes, Jr., Dorothy Hayes, Ruth Hayes, and Guy Scull Hayes, minors (16/96th undivided interest) Wellesley College 4592 204
08Jul1924 Bartlett H. Hayes and Marjorie S. Hayes, his wife, in her own right (42/96th undivided interest) Wellesley College 4592 202
07Jul1924 Eliot Wadsworth and Nancy Wadsworth, trustees under the will of Guy Hamilton Scull (28/96th undivided interest) Wellesley College 4592 203
07Jul1924 Nancy Wadsworth, guardian of Guy Hamilton Scull and David Scull, minors (10/96th undivided interest) Wellesley College 4592 201
27Mar1924 Gertrude S. M. de Szilassy, wife of Baron Jules Hope Joseph de Szilassy, formerly wife of Maximilian Scull (sometimes called Max Leopold Scull) Marjorie S. Hayes, Nancy Wadsworth, and Eliot Wasdsworth, trustees under the will of Guy H. Scull; Bartlett H. Hayes, Jr., Dorothy Hayes, Ruth Hayes, Guy Scull Hayes, Guy H. Scull, Jr., and David Scull 4588 355
Transfers of Unimproved Land
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
22Dec1879 Henry L. Jaques Gideon Scull 1479 18
16Feb1878 Henry A. Johnson Henry L. Jaques 1409 272
25Apr1871 Franklin Haven Henry A. Johnson 1045 169
08Nov1870 Norman C. Munson Franklin Haven 1023 20
26Mar1867 Franklin Haven N. C. Munson 896 167
02May1866 Commonwealth of Massachusetts (lot with 26 foot frontage) Franklin Haven 894 14
Party Wall Agreements
Date Party One Party Two Book Page
08Jun1878 Henry L. Jaques (owner of lot at 131 Commonwealth) Fanny Wharton (owner of lot at 133 Commonwealth) 1422 303
25Oct1870 N. C. Munson (owner of lot at 131 Commonwealth) C. M. Ellis (owner of lot at 129 Commonwealth) 1020 235
Building Use Restriction including in land transfer: Stipulation that for a period of give years 131 Commonwealth “shall not be used as a lodging house” nor “used by any institution or organization exempt from taxation under Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 59, Section 5 unless such institution or organization makes payments in lieu of such taxes to the City of Boston equal to the taxes that would have been payable if such property were not exempt from taxation.”
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
07Jul1972 Trustees of BostonUniversity Barry D. Hoffman 8548 647
 
Building Use Restriction including in land transfer: Stipulation that 131 Commonwealth is to be used to house students of Boston University who are active members of chapters of Greek Letter sororities affiliated with the National Pan Hellenic Congress
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
10Sep1935 131 Commonwealth Ave., Inc. Trustees of BostonUniversity 5561 206