Index to Deeds: 21 Commonwealth

The following is an index to property transfer deeds and party wall 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
04Mar2002 Emerson College Paul J. Ayoub, trustee 28103 13
24Sep1984 Newbury Junior College, Inc. Emerson College 11161 154
30Jul1975 Home Owners Federal Savings and Loan Association Newbury Junior College, Inc. 8804 157
31Mar1975 Chamberlayne School and Chamberlayne Junior College (foreclosure deed) Home Owners Federal Savings and Loan Association 8780 308
30Dec1960 21 Commonwealth Avenue, Inc. Chamberlayne School and Chamberlayne Junior College 7531 50
07Oct1960 Hillcrest Remedial Reading School, Inc. 21 Commonwealth Avenue, Inc. 7513 181
30Jan1958 Arts Foundation of Boston, Inc. Hillcrest Remedial Reading School, Inc. 7291 447
31Dec1957 Louis Richmond Arts Foundation of Boston, Inc. 7286 195
01Oct1956 The Winslow Secretarial School, Inc. (formerly Stenograph Secretarial School, Inc.) Louis Richmond 7188 214
01Oct1956 Samuel Rosen (by assignment of the Winslow Secretarial School to Samuel Rosen for the benefit of its creditors) Louis Richmond 7188 87
29Feb1944 Ray C. Johnson Stenograph Secretarial School, Inc. 6084 413
03Jan1944 Reginald W. Bird Ray C. Johnson 6075 508
23Jun1927 Jane V. Murchie (formerly Jane V. Cotton) Reginald W. Bird 4928 441
15Jul1913 Ralph W. Dunbar Jane V. Cotton, wife of Joseph H. Cotton 3746 225
20Jun1913 John Fry and Charles Fry Ralph W. Dunbar 3745 446
01Jul1911 Thomas Leaming, trustee under the will of Maria D. B. Fry John Fry and Charles Fry 3554 336
07Jan1911 William A. Burnham and Henry D. Burnham. surviving trustees under the will of John A. Burnham (one undivided half interest) Charles Fry 3511 10
01Oct1909 John A. Burnham, William A. Burnham, Henry D. Burnham, surviving trustees under the will of John A. Burnham for the benefit of Maria D. B. Fry, his daughter (one undivided half interest) John Fry 3511 9
02Jul1902 John A. Burnham, William A. Burnham, Henry D, Burnham, Jeanie B. Gibson, and Maria D. B. Fry, being the children and sole heirs of John A. Burnham, and Charles A. Fry, husband of Maria D. B. Fry (release of interest) John A. Burnham, William A. Burnham, Henry D. Burnham, surviving trustees under the will of John A. Burnham for the benefit of Maria D. B. Fry, his daughter 2838 483
02Jul1902 Horatio Adams John A. Burnham, William A. Burnham, Henry D. Burnham, surviving trustees under the will of John A. Burnham for the benefit of Maria D. B. Fry, his daughter 2838 483
02Jul1902 John A. Burnham, William A. Burnham, and Henry D. Burnham, surviving trustees under the will of John A. Burnham and as surviving trustees for the benefit of John A. Burnham, William A. Burnham, Henry D. Burnham, Jeanie B. Gibson, and Maria D. B. Fry, wife of Charles Fry Horatio Adams 2838 481
Transfers of Unimproved Land
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
29Mar1867 John C. Gray (lot with 29.5 foot frontage) John A. Burnham 896 64
10Jul1865 Gardiner Howland Shaw (lot with 60 frontage) John C. Gray 861 74
02Jul1860 Samuel Hooper (lot with 60 frontage) Gardiner Howland Shaw 795 178
02May1860 Commonwealth of Massachusetts Samuel Hooper 780 180
Party Wall Agreements
Date Party One Party Two Book Page
01Oct1880 Elizabeth E. Spooner (owner of 23 Commonwealth) John A. Burnham (owner of 21 Commonwealth) 1505 385