Index to Deeds: 24 Charlesgate East (419 Commonwealth)

The following is an index to property transfer deeds and party wall, use, and building restriction agreements recorded at the Suffolk County Deed Registry from the original land purchase until conversion of the property into condominium units.  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
09Apr2007 Terra Green II LLC (413-415 Commonwealth and 24 Charlesgate East) The Meads of Commonwealth Condominium 41631 269
28Jun2005 Simmons College (407-409-411-413-415 Commonwealth and 24 Charlesgate East) Terra Green II LLC 37430 282
21Oct1977 Garland Junior College (407-409-411-413-415 Commonwealth and 24 Charlesgate East) Simmons College 8999 551
20Apr1960 Annette Arata Garland Junior College 7473 206
05Apr1954 Fred L. Arata (also known as Fred Arata and Frederick L. Arata) Beverly Mercier, to the use of Fred L. Arata and Annette Arata 6947 463
30Oct1945 Edith Sherman Morss Julia Arata and Frederick L. Arata 6183 632
21May1920 Boston Safe Deposit and Trust Company, as executor of the will of James Longley and as trustee of the Permanent Charity Fund under a declaration of trust dated 7Sep1915 Edith Sherman Morss, wife of Henry A. Morss 4224 578
07Sep1895 William Minot (formerly Jr.) (lot with 41 foot frontage on Commonwealth, 130 foot frontage on Charlesgate East, and 41.11 foot frontage on Marlborough, and dwelling house) James Longley 2308 629
Transfers of Unimproved Land
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
10Feb1891 Walter Hunnewell (lot with 41 foot frontage on Commonwealth, 130 foot frontage on Charlesgate East, and 41.11 foot frontage on Marlborough) William Minot, Jr. 2035 86
21Dec1885 Francis A. Osborn and Grenville T. W. Braman, a majority of the trustees of the Commonwealth Avenue Lands; Francis W. Palfrey, the remaining trustee, being absent from Massachusetts (lot with 125 foot frontage on Commonwealth and 130 foot frontage on Charlesgate East) Walter Hunnewell 1707 376
01Jun1880 Dwight Foster, Gilman Collamore, and George F. Richardson, trustees under a bond indenture with the Boston Water Power Company dated 1Jun1874 (release) Francis W. Palfrey, Francis A. Osborn, and Grenville T. W. Braman, trustees of Commonwealth Avenue Lands 1495 6
01Jun1880 Boston Water Power Company Francis W. Palfrey, Francis A. Osborn, and Grenville T. W. Braman, trustees of Commonwealth Avenue Lands 1495 9
Party Wall Agreements
Date of Deed Party One Party Two Book Page
21Oct1890 Walter Hunnewell (owner of lot at 24 Charlesgate East) Richard Olney (owner of lot at 415 Commonwealth) 1963 197
Building and use restrictions included in land transfer deed, specifying that no building on the premises may be used as a stable
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
21Dec1885 Francis A. Osborn and Grenville T. W. Braman, a majority of the trustees of the Commonwealth Avenue Lands; Francis W. Palfrey, the remaining trustee, being absent from Massachusetts (seller of lot with 125 foot frontage on Commonwealth and 130 foot frontage on Charlesgate East) Walter Hunnewell (purchaser of lot with 125 foot frontage on Commonwealth and 130 foot frontage on Charlesgate East) 1707 376
Agreement by owners of land on the north and south sides of Marlborough between West Chester Park (Massachusetts Avenue) and the Beacon entrance to Back Bay Park (Charlesgate East) requiring that buildings must be set back 5 feet from Marlborough except for projections as specified in Book 1588, p. 434 (20Feb1883) [which provided that steps, porticos, and other usual projections appurtenant to the front wall of a building would be permitted in the reserved space, and bays and bows would be permitted in the reserved space subject to dimensional limitations as set forth in the deed].  This 5 foot setback requirement was modified with respect to the north side of Marlborough by a subsequent agreement dated 10Jun1885 (Book 1685, p. 433)
Date of Deed Party One Party Two Book Page
20Feb1883 Francis A. Osborn and Grenville T. W. Braman, a majority of the trustees of the Commonwealth Avenue Lands; Francis W. Palfrey, the remaining trustee, being absent from Massachusetts Grenville T. W. Braman, Henry D. Hyde, and Henry M. Whitney, trustees 1588 437