Index to Deeds: 172 Commonwealth

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 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
15Jun1992 Lynne M. Querzoli, trustee, 172 Commonwealth Avenue Realty Trust Gilpa Corporation 17538 14
20Apr1988 Delillus C. Kipp Eric D. Berke, trustee, 172 Commonwealth Avenue Realty Trust 14632 87
01Mar1946 Alice W. Lauren Delillus Kipp, wife of Roy Frank Kipp 6206 188
20Jul1945 John B. Harvey Alice W. Lauren 6167 423
07Jan1939 S. Clifford Speed John B. Harvey 5766 84
29Dec1938 Sally Hecht Ehrlich S. Clifford Speed 5764 494
04Nov1932 Joseph P. Brennan (foreclosure of mortgage) Sally Hecht Ehrlich 5352 333
15Aug1931 Sally Hecht Ehrlich Joseph P. Brennan 5279 149
23Jun1902 Charles S. Bartlett and Annie Maria Bartlett, his wife, in her own right Sally Hecht Ehrlich, wife of Henry Ehrlich 2834 231
Transfers of Unimproved Land
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
06May1885 Charles Whitney (lot with 20 foot frontage) Annie Maria Bartlett, wife of Charles S. Bartlett 1676 500
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
Party Wall Agreements
Date Party One Party Two Book Page
06May1885 Charles Whitney (owner of lot at 174 Commonwealth) Annie Maria Bartlett, wife of Charles S. Bartlett (owner of lot at 172 Commonwealth) 1676 502
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 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