Index to Deeds: 160 Commonwealth

The following is an index to property transfer deeds and building restriction 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
09Jan1975 Richard J. Saletta, trustee, Franchi Development Trust The Vendome Condominium 8763 483
16Mar1971 Sidney Kleve, Murray Bellow, and Joseph S. Wohl Richard J. Saletta, trustee, Franchi Development Trust 8428 310
08Dec1970 Gary Bellow (one-third undivided interest) Murray Bellow 8408 577
08Dec1964 Thomas H. Lundergan Joseph S. Wohl, Gary Bellow, and Sidney Kleve 7909 280
01Dec1964 Joseph S. Wohl, Gary Bellow, and Sidney Kleve Thomas H. Lundergan 7909 275
14Jan1963 Thomas H. Lundergan Joseph S. Wohl, Gary Bellow, and Sidney Kleve 7714 316
14Dec1962 Joseph S. Wohl, Murray Bellow, and Sidney Kleve Thomas H. Lundergan 7714 311
15May1959 Milton Loewe and Sidney Kleve, trustees, Vendome Realty Trust Joseph S. Wohl, Murray Bellow, and Sidney Kleve 7396 1
10Sep1954 Emile P. Coulon, Ernest P. Coulon, and Arthur Brattler, trustees, Vendome Trust Sidney Kleve and Milton Loewe, trustees, Vendome Realty Trust 6991 29
30Dec1943 One-Sixty Commonwealth Ave., Inc. Emile F. Coulon, Emile P. Coulon, Anna L. Coulon, trustees, Vendome Trust 6076 581
28May1943 John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company One-Sixty Commonwealth Ave., Inc. 6038 355
08Jan1937 Profile and Flume Hotels Company (foreclosure of mortgage assumed by The Vendome Company) John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company 5644 434
27Jan1926 Profile and Flume Hotels Company The Vendome Company, Inc. 4762 288
06Dec1924 Samuel F. Rockwell, Madeleine Davis Powers, and Dorothy Davis Rimmer (formerly Dorothy Davis Simpson), trustees under the will of Ada M. Davis Profile and Flume Hotels Company 4649 126
22Mar1880 Boston Five Cents Savings Bank (foreclosure deed, 168 Commonwealth) Charles Whitney 1487 29
12Dec1879 Charles A. Wood, Caroline E. Wood, and Mary M. Wood (all interest in 290 Dartmouth and 160-168 Commonwealth) Charles Whitney 1478 159
09Dec1879 Samuel P. Cannell (166 Commonwealth) Charles Whitney 1477 304
09Dec1879 Samuel P. Cannell (164 Commonwealth) Charles Whitney 1477 303
03Nov1879 Boston Five Cents Savings Bank (foreclosure deed, 162 Commonwealth) Charles Whitney 1476 187
01Nov1879 Boston Five Cents Savings Bank (foreclosure deed, 160 Commonwealth) Charles Whitney 1476 185
30Oct1879 Mary M. Wood (162 Commonwealth) Charles Whitney 1474 203
30Oct1879 Mary M. Wood (160 Commonwealth) Charles Whitney 1474 202
30Oct1879 Mary M. Wood (lot with 49 foot frontage) Charles Whitney 1474 201
30Oct1879 Charles A. Wood and Caroline E. Wood, husband and wife (lot at corner of Dartmouth with 74 foot frontage on Commonwealth) Charles Whitney 1474 201
07Oct1879 Boston Five Cents Savings Bank (foreclosure deed, 164 Commonwealth) Samuel P. Cannell 1474 265
12Sep1879 Charles A. Wood (foreclosure of mortgage and evidence of possession, 160 Commonwealth) Boston Five Cents Savings Bank 1468 20
12Sep1879 Charles A. Wood (foreclosure of mortgage and evidence of possession, 164 Commonwealth) Boston Five Cents Savings Bank 1468 19
12Sep1879 Charles A. Wood (foreclosure of mortgage and evidence of possession, 162 Commonwealth) Boston Five Cents Savings Bank 1468 19
23May1879 Charles A. Wood (lot with 49 foot frontage) Mary M. Wood 1457 290
23Oct1878 Boston Five Cents Savings Bank (foreclosure deed, 166 Commonwealth) Samuel P. Cannell 1440 125
19Jul1878 Charles A. Wood (foreclosure of mortgage and evidence of possession, 166 Commonwealth) Boston Five Cents Savings Bank 1426 256
28Dec1877 Charles A. Wood (foreclosure of mortgage and evidence of possession, 168 Commonwealth) Boston Five Cents Savings Bank 1404 187
19Oct1877 Boston Five Cents Savings Bank (foreclosure of mortgage given by The Hotel Vendome Company; (lot with 49 foot frontage) Charles A. Wood 1396 236
16Jun1877 Napoleon B. Bryant (168 Commonwealth) Charles A. Wood 1379 86
10Sep1877 The Vendome Hotel Company (foreclosure of mortgage given by The Vendome Hotel Company Jonathan Preston and Asaph Churchill, and assigned by them to the Boston Five Cents Savings Bank; lot and buildings with 123 foot frontage) Boston Five Cents Savings Bank 1388 184
15Feb1877 John F. Wade (foreclosure of mortgage given by Jonathan Preston to Paul Adams and assigned by him to John F. Wade; 162 Commonwealth) Mary M. Wood 1365 49
16Sep1876 The Vendome Hotel Company (162 Commonwealth) Jonathan Preston 1347 268
16Sep1876 The Vendome Hotel Company (160 Commonwealth) Mary M. Wood 1347 267
16Sep1876 The Vendome Hotel Company (lot at corner of Dartmouth with 74 foot frontage on Commonwealth) Charles A. Wood 1347 266
07Aug1876 Jonathan Preston (foreclosure of mortgage given by Charles A. Wood; lot at corner of Dartmouth with 74 foot frontage on Commonwealth) Charles A. Wood 1342 212
01Mar1875 Charles A. Wood (foreclosure of mortgage given by Charles Wood to Paul Adams; 160 Commonwealth) Mary M. Wood 1259 266
05Feb1875 Charles W. Bartlett (168 Commonwealth) Napoleon B. Bryant 1255 262
04Feb1875 Napoleon B. Bartlett (foreclosure of mortgage given by Charles A. Wood; 168 Commonwealth) Charles W. Bartlett 1255 260
30Jan1875 Charles A. Wood (foreclosure of mortgage given by Charles Wood to Paul Adams; 162 Commonwealth) Jonathan Preston 1256 54
31Jul1874 Charles A. Wood (160 Commonwealth) Mary M. Wood 1226 157
17Apr1873 Charles A. Wood (160-162 Commonwealth) The Vendome Hotel Company 1154 265
16Jan1873 Charles A. Wood (lot with 42 foot frontage) The Vendome Hotel Company 1142 10
06Jun1872 Charles A. Wood (two lots, one at corner of Dartmouth with 74 foot frontage and second 42 feet to the east of the first lot, with 7 foot frontage) The Vendome Hotel Company 1110 191
Transfers of Unimproved Land
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
06May1885 George G. Davis (lot with 56 foot frontage) Charles Whitney 1676 498
06May1885 Charles Whitney and Sarah K. Whitney, his wife, in her own right (lot with 56 foot frontage) George G. Davis 1676 497
27Jun1883 William T. Hart (lot with 56 foot frontage) Sarah K. Whitney, wife of Charles Whitney 1603 393
07Apr1874 Commonwealth of Massachusetts (lot with 56 foot frontage) William T. Hart 1244 65
16Nov1871 Commonwealth of Massachusetts (lot with 42 foot frontage) Charles A. Wood 1142 9
29Sep1871 Commonwealth of Massachusetts (lot with 112 foot frontage) Charles A. Wood 1074 126
29Nov1870 Commonwealth of Massachusetts (lot a corner of Dartmouth with 74 foot frontage on Commonwealth) Charles A. Wood 1027 78
Building restriction agreement limiting for 99 years the depth and height of any buildings erected at 157-159-161-163 Newbury, and waiving on the part of the owner of the land at 157-159-161-163 Newbury any claim against the owner of the Hotel Vendome for any damages arising out of the building or maintaining of the Hotel Vendome
Date Party One Party Two Book Page
06May1885 John W. Wolcott (owner of land at 157-159-161-163 Newbury) Charles Whitney (owner of Hotel Vendome) 1676 371
09Aug1883 John W. Wolcott (purchaser of land at 157-159-161-163 Newbury) Charles Whitney (owner of Hotel Vendome) 1619 68
Building restrictions and easements contained in land transfer deed to (1) limit the depth any building erected at 172 Commonwealth to no more than 88 feet, except for a rear bay window or octagon front of the same dimension permitted under the stipulations continued in the deed from the Commonwealth, and  extending no more than 5 feet from the rear face; (2) limit the height of any building at 172 Commonwealth to no more than the 3 feet above the height of the building at 176 Commonwealth (with exceptions for fire walls and chimneys); and (3) establish an easement for light and air over the 13.5 foot strip between the western wall of the Hotel Vendome and 172 Commonwealth.  The owner of the Hotel Vendome reserves the right to build on the 13.5 foot strip and, if he does, both the easement and the building restrictions terminate.  The owner of the Hotel Vendome also reserves the right to maintain the Hotel Vendome “as now built.”
Date Party One Party Two Book Page
06May1885 Charles Whitney (seller of lot at 172 Commonwealth) Annie Maria Bartlett, wife of Charles S. Bartlett (buyer of lot at 172 Commonwealth) 1676 500
Amendment to building restrictions contained in land transfer allowing the rear bay to be wider than provided for under the stipulations contained in the land transfer feed (Book 1676. p. 500) but limiting the height of the rear bay to two stories including the basement.  The owner of the Hotel Vendome also reserves to himself” the right to maintain the Hotel Vendome “as now built.”
Date Party One Party Two Book Page
01Jul1885 Charles Whitney (seller of lot at 172 Commonwealth) Annie Maria Bartlett, wife of Charles S. Bartlett (buyer of lot at 172 Commonwealth) 1685 214
Building restrictions and easements contained in land transfer deed to (1) limit the depth any building erected at 174 Commonwealth to no more than 88 feet, except for a rear bay window or octagon front of the same dimension permitted under the stipulations continued in the deed from the Commonwealth, and  extending no more than 5 feet from the rear face; (2) limit the height of any building at 172 Commonwealth to no more than the 3 feet above the height of the building at 176 Commonwealth (with exceptions for fire walls and chimneys)
Date Party One Party Two Book Page
29Jan1886 Charles Whitney (seller of lot at 174 Commonwealth) William G. Preston (buyer of lot at 172 Commonwealth) 1710 196