Index to Deeds: 184-186-188 Commonwealth

The following is an index to property transfer deeds and party wall, 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.

Since 1925, 190 Commonwealth has been under the same ownership as 184-186-188 Commonwealth and is part of The 184-190 Commonwealth Condominium,  Click here for an index to the deeds for 190 Commonwealth.

Transfers of Land and Buildings: 184-186-188-190 Commonwealth
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
04Oct1979 Kevin O’Reilly and Stephen V. Miller, trustees, 184-190 Commonwealth Renewal Trust The 184-190 Commonwealth Condominium 9274 221
01May1979 Kevin O’Reilly and Stephen V. Miller, trustees, 174-178 Commonwealth Renewal Trust Kevin O’Reilly and Stephen V. Miller, trustees, 184-190 Commonwealth Renewal Trust 9185 292
01May1979 Gary A. Barron and Lois H. Barron, co-executors of the will of Stanley P. Barron Kevin O’Reilly and Stephen V. Miller, trustees, 174-178 Commonwealth Renewal Trust 9175 533
02Dec1977 N. R. Realty Corp. Stanley P. Barron 8975 131
05Jan1965 Murray R. Fine and J. Laurence Fine, trustees, Realty Management Trust N. R. Realty Corp. 7920 100
05Oct1964 Harry A. Hamacher Murray R. Fine and J. Laurence Fine, trustees, Realty Management Trust 7891 487
26Oct1962 Murray Fine, trustee, Abbotsford Realty Trust Harry A. Hamacher 7692 190
24Oct1962 Investment Funds, Inc. Murray Fine, trustee, Abbotsford Realty Trust 7692 182
30Jul1958 Murray R. Fine, trustee, Abbotsford Realty Trust Investment Funds, Inc. 7328 329
26Nov1952 Robert Wasserman and Isadore Wasserman, executors of the will of Celia Wasserman (Confirmatory deed) Murray Fine, trustee, Abbotsford Realty Trust 6978 216
20Jun1952 Robert Wasserman and Isadore Wasserman, executors of the will of Celia Wasserman Murray Fine, trustee, Abbotsford Realty Trust 6787 323
20Jan1947 Solomon Bines, trustee, Abbotsford Trust Celia Wasserman 6304 282
06Feb1945 Solomon Bines and Frederick W. Solomon, trustees, Abbotsford Realty Trust, and Frederick W. Solomon, individually Solomon Bines, trustee, Abbotsford Trust 6167 341
29Apr1944 Webster Properties, Inc. Solomon Bines and Frederick W. Solomon, trustees, Abbotsford Realty Trust 6090 501
02Oct1939 Henry J. Ferland Webster Properties, Inc. 5817 392
02Oct1939 New England Trust Company, S. Prescott Fay, and William Rodman Fay, trustees under the will of Joseph S. Fay, Jr. Henry J. Ferland 5817 386
Transfers of Land and Buildings: 184 Commonwealth
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
28Jun1901 Francis W. Lawrence Joseph S. Fay, Jr. 2764 90
19May1896 Ernest G. A. Isenbeck Francis W. Lawrence 2360 229
19May1896 Jane L. Palmer Ernest G. A. Isenbeck 2360 225
26Oct1894 John L. Behneke Jane L. Palmer 2233 360
26Oct1894 Jane L  Palmer (foreclosure of mortgage given by William F. Forsyth) John L. Behneke 2233 357
01Feb1893 Jane L. Palmer William F. Forsyth 2110 529
Transfers of Unimproved Land: 184 Commonwealth
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
16Apr1889 Moses W. Richardson (lot with 26 foot frontage) Jane L. Palmer, widow of Frederic N. Palmer 1871 389
11Jun1874 Commonwealth of Massachusetts (lot with 26 foot frontage) Moses W. Richardson 1331 138
Transfers of Land and Buildings: 186-188 Commonwealth
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
01Jul1901 William H. Hill, Arnold A. Rand, and N. W. Jordan, trustees, The Commonwealth Real Estate Trust (186-188 Commonwealth) Joseph S. Fay, Jr. 2764 59
01Mar1893 Frank H. Bowen (186-188 Commonwealth) William H. Hill, Arnold A. Rand, and N. W. Jordan, trustees, Commonwealth Real Estate Trust 2120 276
01Mar1893 William H. Hill, Arnold A. Rand, and N. W. Jordan, trustees, The Abbotsford Hotel Trust (186-188 Commonwealth) Frank H. Bowen 2120 274
17Aug1892 William F. Forsyth (186-188 Commonwealth) William H. Hill, Arnold A. Rand, and N. W. Jordan, trustees, The Abbotsford Hotel Trust 2079 563
12Aug1892 Jane L. Palmer (186 Commonwealth) William F. Forsyth 2079 545
27Jul1892 Albert Ivins Croll (188 Commonwealth) William F. Forsyth 2079 549
18Sep1891 Frank W. Smith (186 Commonwealth) Jane L. Palmer 2017 241
24Dec1890 Henry S. McKay (186 Commonwealth) Frank W. Smith 1974 216
Transfers of Unimproved Land: 186-188 Commonwealth
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
18Jun1890 Frederick A. Whitwell, trustee under the will of Henry Whitwell; and Frederick A. Whitwell; Sophia L. Whitwell; and Samuel H. Whitwell individually (lot with 26 foot frontage at 188 Commonwealth) Albert Ivins Croll 1946 17
22May1890 Jane L. Palmer (lot with 26 foot frontage at 186 Commonwealth) Henry S. McKay and Frank W. Smith 1937 385
18Dec1889 Benjamin B. Newhall (lot with 26 foot frontage at 186 Commonwealth) Jane L. Palmer 1913 397
31Jul1889 Henry M. Johnson and Ellen A. Johnson, his wife, in her own right (lot with 26 foot frontage at 186 Commonwealth) Benjamin B. Newhall 1891 139
19Jan1886 Commonwealth of Massachusetts (lot with 26 foot frontage at 186 Commonwealth) Ellen A. Johnson, wife of Henry M. Johnson 1709 353
30Sep1881 William G. Weld (lot with 26 foot frontage at 188 Commonwealth) Henry Whitwell 1539 354
14Dec1875 George W. Weld (lot with 26 foot frontage at 188 Commonwealth) William G. Weld 1341 305
05Mar1875 Commonwealth of Massachusetts (lot with 26 foot frontage at 188 Commonwealth) George W. Weld 1260 50
Party Wall Agreements
Date Party One Party Two Book Page
18Apr1889 Ellen A. Johnson (owner of lot at 186 Commonwealth) Jane L. Palmer (owner of lot at 184 Commonwealth) 1871 399
16Apr1889 Moses W. Richardson (owner of 184 Commonwealth) Oliver M. Wentworth (owner 182 Commonwealth) 1871 388
30Sep1879 Moses W. Richardson (owner of lot at 184 Commonwealth) Oliver M. Wentworth (owner of lot at 182 Commonwealth) 1870 160
22Apr1886 Henry Whitwell (owner of lot at 188 Commonwealth) Ellen A. Johnson (owner of lot at 186 Commonwealth) 1720 583
16Apr1881 Samuel H. Whitwell (owner of lot at 190 Commonwealth) William G. Weld (owner of lot at 188 Commonwealth) 1521 535
Building restrictions: 184-186-188 Commonwealth: Agreements and stipulations contained in land transfer deeds limiting the size and location of structures built in the rear yards to preserve light and air for abutting buildings
Date Party One Party Two Book Page
10Sep1890 Albert Ivins Croll (owner of 188 Commonwealth) Henry S. McKay and Frank W. Smith (owners of 186 Commonwealth) 1964 399
18Jun1890 Frederick A. Whitwell, trustee under the will of Henry Whitwell; and Frederick A. Whitwell; Sophia L. Whitwell; and Samuel H. Whitwell individually (seller of lot at 188 Commonwealth) Albert Ivins Croll (buyer of lot at 188 Commonwealth) 1946 17
22May1890 Jane L. Palmer (owner of land at 184 Commonwealth) Henry S. McKay and Frank W. Smith (owner of land at 186 Commonwealth) 1937 388
07Aug1889 Jane L. Palmer (Owner of land at 184 Commonwealth) Benjamin B. Newhall (owner of land at 186 Commonwealth) 1892 554
Agreements and leases of 186-188 Commonwealth for the purpose of operating an apartment hotel and associated catering business at 186-188 Commonwealth (The Abbotsford or Hotel Abbotsford) from September 1, 1891, to September 1, 1901
Date Party One Party Two Book Page
30Sep1891 (recorded 13Oct1891) Albert Ivins Croll (owner of 188 Commonwealth, agreement to lease to Jane Palmer portions of 186 Commonwealth not leased by Joseph Lee) Jane L. Palmer (owner of 186 Commonwealth; agreement to lease to Albert Croll portions of 186 Commonwealth not leased by Joseph Lee) 2021 498
30Sep1891 (recorded 13Oct1891; subjoined with Book 2012, p. 498) Jane L. Palmer (owner of 186 Commonwealth; acceptance of lease entered into by Frank W. Smith) Joseph Lee (lessee of portions of 186-188 Commonwealth)
07May1891 (recorded 13Oct1891; subjoined with Book 2012, p. 498) Albert Ivans Croll and Frank W. Smith (owners and lessors of 188 Commonwealth and 186 Commonwealth) Joseph Lee (lessee of portions of 186-188 Commonwealth) 2021 2021
Leases of first floor suite at 184 Commonwealth for the purpose of operating a dining room for the tenants and member of the public, for a term from September 1, 1891, to September 1, 1901 (cancelled after one year)
07May1891 Jane L. Palmer (owner and lessor of 184 Commonwealth) Joseph Lee (lessee of suite at 184 Commonwealth) 2021 507
26Apr1892 Jane L. Palmer Joseph Lee 2110 529