Index to Deeds: 233 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
14May1976 Betty Bishop and Albert Kasarjian 233 Commonwealth Avenue Condominium 8867 18
24Nov1975 Lenk Properties, Inc. Betty Bishop and Albert Kasarjian 8833 482
18Jul1959 Park View Realty Corp. Lenk Properties, Inc. 7410 524
29Jun1939 Myer Clayman Park View Realty Corp. 5796 595
20Jan1939 James F. O’Brien, Jr. Myer Clayman 5767 521
30Dec1938 Israel M. Levin (foreclosure of mortgage given by Sadie E. Green to David Carlin and assigned by him to Israel Levin) James F. O’Brien, Jr. 5765 85
09Jul1937 Harry Collings by Sadie E. Green 5677 606
09Jul1937 Massachusetts Hospital Life Insurance Company Harry Collings 5677 605
28Dec1933 Henry C. Brookings (foreclosure of mortgage given by Henry C. Brookings and assumed by subsequent owners) Massachusetts Hospital Life Insurance Company 5424 122
31Mar1931 Mary W. Butler, wife of William M. Butler Edmund B. Snow 5316 506
09Sep1927 Henry C. Brookings Mary W. Butler, wife of William M. Butler 4930 485
08Sep1927 Mary W. Butler, wife of William M. Butler Henry C. Brookings 4930 481
09Sep1924 Henry C. Brookings Mary W. Butler, wife of William M. Butler 4611 415
03Sep1924 Charles H. Ditson Henry C. Brookings 4611 411
20Apr1901 Stoughton Bell Charles H. Ditson 2766 566
20Apr1901 Charles H. Ditson and Charles F. Smith, remaining trustees under Article 3 of the will of Oliver Ditson Stoughton Bell 2766 566
14Dec1889 Charles H. Ditson Charles H. Ditson, Reuben E. Demmon, and Charles F. Smith, trustees under Article 3 of the will of Oliver Ditson 1914 169
20May1889 Jacob C. Rogers, guardian of William B. Rogers, minor and child of William C. Rogers Charles H. Ditson 1878 15
01Feb1888 Jacob C. Rogers William C. Rogers 1818 423
Transfers of Unimproved Land: Lot with 27 foot frontage, composed of a 26.63 foot wide lot to the east, and a 0.37 foot wide strip to the west
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
18Jan1886 Frederick Sears Grand d’Hauteville (lot with 27 foot frontage) Jacob C. Rogers 1713 72
Transfers of Unimproved Land: Lot with 26.63 foot frontage
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
21Mar1881 Walter C. Cabot (lot with 27 foot frontage, reduced to 26.63 feet) Frederick Sears Grand d’Hauteville 1524 246
20Mar1879 John C. Ropes and William S. Dexter, trustees for the benefit of Frances Sophia (MacKenzie) Storer, wife of Horatio R. Storer, and for the benefit of the children of Horatio R. Storer (lot with 27 foot frontage) Walter C. Cabot 1451 37
Transfers of Unimproved Land: Strip of land with 0.37 foot frontage (the remainder of which subsequently became the land on which 235 Commonwealth and a portion of 239 Commonwealth were built)
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
11Feb1881 George Higginson (lot with 27 foot frontage) Frederick Sears Grand d’Hauteville 1515 459
13Dec1880 William S. Dexter (lot with 27 foot frontage) George Higginson 1515 457
21May1880 Daniel H. Lane (lot with 27 foot frontage) William S. Dexter 1493 178
20Mar1879 John C. Ropes and William S. Dexter, trustees for the benefit of Frances Sophia (MacKenzie) Storer, wife of Horatio R. Storer, and for the benefit of the children of Horatio R. Storer (lot with 27 foot frontage) Daniel H. Lane 1414 123
Transfers of Unimproved Land: Lot with 54 foot frontage
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
06Jan1877 Horatio R. Storer (lot with 54 foot frontage) John C. Ropes and William S. Dexter, trustees for the benefit of Frances Sophia (MacKenzie) Storer, wife of Horatio R. Storer, and for the benefit of the children of Horatio R. Storer 1450 83
Transfers of Unimproved Land: Lot with 95.57 foot frontage (subsequently reduced to 95.20 feet) the western portion of which became part of the land on which 239 Commonwealth was built
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
29Jun1869 James C. White (lot with 95.57 foot frontage) Horatio R. Storer 969 10
25Feb1869 Henry N. F. Marshall (lot with 95.57 foot frontage) James C. White 953 56
30Dec1868 Daniel Davies, James D. Braman, and Grenville T. W. Braman (lot with 95.57 foot frontage) Henry N. F. Marshall 948 185
16Feb1863 Boston Water Power Company (lot with 95.57 foot frontage) Daniel Davies, Jarvis D. Braman, and Grenville T. W. Braman 826 86
Party Wall Agreements
Date Party One Party Two Book Page
03Apr1885 Frederick Sears Grand d’Hauteville (owner of 233 Commonwealth) Jacob C. Rogers (owner of 231 Commonwealth) 1674 612
19Oct1882 George Wheatland, Jr. (owner of lot at 235 Commonwealth) Frederick Sears Grand d’Hauteville (owner of lot at 233 Commonwealth) 1592 284
Agreement stipulating that, for the benefit of the owner of the land at 233 Commonwealth, for a period of twenty years no stable will be built on the land on which 235 Commonwealth and 239 Commonwealth subsequently were built
Date Party One Party Two Book Page
10May1881 Nathaniel Thayer, Jr. (owner of land at 235-239 Commonwealth) Frederick Sears Grand d’Hauteville (owner of land at 233 Commonwealth) 1524 244