Index to Deeds: 174 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 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
16Aug1979 Kevin O’Reilly and Stephen V. Miller, trustees, 174-178 Commonwealth Renewal Trust The 174 Commonwealth Condominium 9233 156
12Apr1979 Daniel M. O’Reilly and John M. Nelson (also known as John M. Nelson IV), agents and general partners, 174/178 Commonwealth Avenue Associates Kevin O’Reilly and Stephen V. Miller, trustees, 174-178 Commonwealth Renewal Trust 9168 266
28Mar1975 Daniel M. O’Reilly and I. Bud Herzog, trustees, Rennell Realty Trust Daniel M. O’Reilly and John M. Nelson (also known as John M. Nelson IV), agents and general partners, 174/178 Commonwealth Avenue Associates 8776 726
28Mar1975 Alberta A. Cuddy (foreclosure of mortgage given by Alberta Cuddy to Walter Angoff and assigned to Rennell Realty Trust) Daniel M. O’Reilly and I. Bud Herzog, trustees, Rennell Realty Trust 8776 722
21Mar1970 Roy Frank Kipp Alberta A. Cuddy 8365 445
19Jan1969 Delillus C. Kipp, wife of Roy Frank Kipp (Confirmatory deed) Roy Frank Kipp 8362 370
13Jan1969 Delillus C. Kipp, wife of Roy Frank Kipp Roy Frank Kipp 8259 408
14Jan1949 Nomi C. Henes, trustee (Confirmatory deed) Roy Frank Kipp and Delillus C. Kipp, husband and wife 6492 115
11Jan1949 Nomi C. Henes, trustee Roy Frank Kipp and Delillus C. Kipp, husband and wife 6491 92
11Jan1949 Roy Frank Kipp Nomi C. Henes, trustee 6491 91
27Jan1943 Second National Bank and Ellen J. Meagher, trustees under the will of Winthrop C. Winslow for the benefit of Margaret W. Rogerson and others Roy Frank Kipp 6024 16
23Mar1929 Francis C. Rogerson and Margaret Winslow Rogerson, formerly Margaret Winslow, his wife, in her own right (Confirmatory deed) Winthrop C. Winslow 5088 78
20Sep1928 Francis C. Rogerson  and Margaret Winslow Rogerson, his wife, in her own right Winthrop C. Winslow 5039 511
19Feb1894 Luther M. Merrill, trustee for the benefit of the heirs of Silas W. Merritt (Luther M. Merrill, Fannie W. Merrill, and Mary C. Munsell, wife of Harvey M. Munsell) Sylvia C. Winslow, wife of George M. Winslow 2182 141
Transfers of Unimproved Land
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
05Apr1893 William G. Preston (lot with 22.01 foot frontage) Luther M. Merrill, trustee for the benefit of the heirs of Silas W. Merritt (Luther M. Merrill, Fannie W. Merrill, and Mary C. Munsell, wife of Harvey M. Munsell) 2129 546
29Jan1886 Charles Whitney (lot with 22.01 foot frontage) William G. Preston 1710 196
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
28Jan1886 Charles Whitney (owner of lot at 174 Commonwealth) William P. Wesselhoeft (owner of lot at 176 Commonwealth) 1710 193
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
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 174 Commonwealth) 1710 196