Index to Deeds: 239 Commonwealth (22 Fairfield)

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
08Jul1985 John R. Giles, trustee, 239 Capitol Realty Trust 239 Commonwealth Ave. Condominium 11716 203
08Jul1985 Pierre L. de Bourgknecht John R. Giles, trustee of 239 Capitol Realty Trust 11716 201
04Jan1971 Alvin L. Lipsky Pierre L. de Bourgknecht 8413 537
29May1963 Rose G. Tritter, individually, and Rose G. Tritter and Abraham E. Kateman, trustees under the will of Herman L. Tritter Alvin L. Lipsky and Benjamin Lipsky, co-partners doing business as Alben Realty 7748 575
01Apr1963 Rose G. Tritter, surviving trustee, Realty Owners Trust Rose G. Tritter, individually (47/80ths undivided interest), and Rose G. Tritter and Abraham E. Kateman, trustees under the will of Herman L. Tritter (33/80ths undivided interest) 7733 448
30Dec1958 Realty Owners, Inc. Herman Tritter and Rose G. Tritter, trustees, Realty Owners Trust 7365 563
04May1944 Howard S. Cosgrove Realty Owners, Inc. 6091 457
20Sep1943 Arthur W. Krey, trustee, Cypress Trust Howard S. Cosgrove 6057 145
03Sep1943 Falmouth Shores, Inc. Arthur W. Krey, trustee, Cypress Trust 6057 142
25May1939 Ray C. Johnson Falmouth Shores, Inc. 5792 313
25May1939 Anna Weiner Ray C. Johnson 5792 312
10Nov1938 Morris Goldfine, trustee (foreclosure of mortgage given by Louis Marden) Anna Weiner 5750 613
31Dec1936 John E. Thayer, William Endicott, and Alexander Whiteside, trustees under the will of Nathaniel Thayer Louis Marden 5642 506
Transfers of Unimproved Land: Lot with 47.2 foot frontage, composed of a 41.57 foot wide lot to the west, at the corner of Commonwealth and Fairfield, and a 5.63 foot wide lot to the east, the western portion of a 26.63 foot lot, the remainder of which became the location of 235 Commonwealth
Transfers of Unimproved Land: Lot with 41.57 foot frontage
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
22Nov1880 Henry M. Johnson and Ellen A. Johnson, his wife, in her own right (lot with 41.57 foot frontage) Nathaniel Thayer, Jr. 1509 140
06Aug1877 Sarah O. M. Whitmore, wife of Charles J. Whitmore (lot with 41.57 foot frontage) Ellen A. Johnson, wife of Henry M. Johnson 1385 115
15Dec1870 Horatio R. Storer (lot with 41.57 foot frontage) Sarah O. M. Whitmore, wife of Charles J. Whitmore 1027 188
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
Transfers of Unimproved Land: Lot with 5.63 foot frontage (the remainder of which subsequently became the land on which 235 Commonwealth was built)
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
30Apr1881 Frederick Sears Grand d’Hauteville (lot with 26.63 foot frontage) Nathaniel Thayer, Jr. 1524 243
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
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
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 Stipulations in land transfer deed
Date Grantor Grantee Book Page
04Oct1882 Nathaniel Thayer, Jr. (seller of lot at 235 Commonwealth; owner of lot at 239 Commonwealth) George Wheatland, Jr. (buyer of lot at 235 Commonwealth) 1576 39
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