Index to Deeds: 157 Beacon

The following is an index to property transfer deeds and party wall stipulations and agreements recorded at the Suffolk County Deed Registry from the original land purchase until conversion of the building into condominiums.  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
02Feb1979 Ralph H. Johnson 157 Beacon Street Condominium 9147 424
15May1978 Edward P. Jones Ralph H. Johnson 9056 166
19Oct1967 Harvey B. Moore and Elizabeth J. B. Moore, trustees, Harvey B. Moore Realty Trust Edward P. Jones 8155 283
15Apr1965 Leah E. Lazarus Harvey B. Moore and Elizabeth J. B. Moore, trustees, Harvey B. Moore Realty Trust 7944 317
18May1935 Ellen F. Loomis Henry I. Lazarus and Leah E. Lazarus, husband and wife 5528 282
24Jan1910 Charles G. Winslow Lucy Holman Farnsworth, wife of William Farnsworth 3424 266
12Mar1907 John T. Bradlee, trustee under the will of Thomas Goddard Charles G. Winslow 3195 161
13Dec1866 Edward D. Sohier and Sewell Tappan, trustees under the will of Jonathan Amory Davis for the benefit of Frances E. A. Davis and Ann W. Davis; and Henry Lee, Jr. Thomas Goddard 891 274
27Sep1865 Frances E. A. Davis and Ann W. Davis (one-half interest) Edward D. Sohier and Sewell Tappan, trustees under the will of Jonathan Amory Davis for the benefit of Frances E. A. Davis and Ann W. Davis 866 151
Transfers of Unimproved Land
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
05Jul1860 Peleg W. Chandler (one-half interest in lot with frontage of 20 feet 9 inches) J. Amory Davis and Henry Lee, Jr. 782 287
02Sep1858 George Goss and Norman C. Munson (one-half interest in lot with frontage of 125 feet) Peleg W. Chandler 743 234
02Sep1858 George Goss and Norman C. Munson (one-fourth interest in lot with frontage of 125 feet) Henry Lee, Jr. 743 234
02Sep1858 George Goss and Norman C. Munson (one-fourth interest in lot with frontage of 125 feet) J. Amory Davis 743 232
02Sep1858 Commonwealth of Massachusetts (lot with frontage of 125 feet) George Goss and Norman C. Munson 743 231
Party Wall Stipulations in land transfer deed
Date Party One Party Two Book Page
05Jul1860 Peleg W. Chandler (seller of one-half interest in lot at 157 Beacon) J. Amory Davis and Henry Lee, Jr. (buyer of one-half interest in lot at 157 Beacon) 782 287
Agreement to limit the depth of 304 Berkeley to no more than 62.35 feet west of Berkeley and to limit the height of buildings in the rear yard, to secure an “open space for air, light, and prospect” for the benefit of the at Beacon Street 153-159 Beacon, across the alley.
Date Party One Party Two Book Page
21Dec1867 George Wheatland, Jr. (owner of lot at 304 Berkeley) John T. Morse and Oliver W. Holmes, trustees for Lucy C. Morse under the will of Charles Jackson; Sewell Tappan; Thomas Goddard; and Frederick A. Whitwell (owners of 153, 155, 157, and 159 Beacon) 913 309