Index to Deeds: 248 Commonwealth (Demolished)

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 it sale to Sherman Mittell, after which it was razed. 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.

For transactions related to the successor building, see separate index for 250 Commonwealth.

Transfers of Land and Buildings
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
25May1925 James M. Burr Sherman F. Mittell 4686 207
05Dec1924 Alfred L. Ripley and Marcus Morton, Jr., executors of the will of Anne M. Means James M. Burr 4636 609
18Jan1900 Charles T. Means, surviving executor of the will of William G. Means; and Charles T. Means, James Means, and Samuel Carr, trustees under the will of William G. Means Anne M. Means and Mary McGregor Means 2662 121
10Sep1879 Richard N. Ross William G. Means 1467 297
10Sep1879 John W. Shapleigh and Hannah E. Shapleigh, his wife, in her own right (release of all interest) William G. Means 1467 297
07Apr1879 Joseph F. Paul and George Lewis, assignees of the estate of John W. Shapleigh, insolvent debtor (lot with 24 foot frontage and dwelling house) Richard N. Ross 1452 107
21Mar1879 John W. Shapleigh (Order of the Court of Insolvency transferring the property of John W. Shapleigh) Joseph F. Paul and George Lewis, assignees of the estate of John W. Shapleigh, insolvent debtor 1450 292
Transfers of Unimproved Land
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
09Nov1878 Asa P. Potter (lot with 4 foot 6 inch frontage) John W. Shapleigh 1439 145
11Oct1878 George B. Hyde (lot with 19.5 foot frontage) John W. Shapleigh 1439 145
29Dec1877 Harvey N. Shepard (lot with 112 foot 6 inch frontage) (confirmatory deed) George B. Hyde 1404 309
31May1876 George H. Braman (lot with 30.5 foot frontage) Asa P. Potter 1329 3
19Nov1875 Harvey N. Shepard (lot with 112 foot 6 inch frontage) George B. Hyde 1303 159
19Nov1875 Harvey N. Shepard (lot with 56 foot frontage) George H. Braman 1303 158
19Nov1875 Nathan Matthews, Henry D. Hyde, and Grenville T. W. Braman, trustees Harvey N. Shepard 1303 157
16Oct1873 Harvey N. Shepard Nathan Matthews, Henry D. Hyde, and Grenville T. W. Braman, trustees 1182 271
16Oct1873 Nathan Matthews Harvey N. Shepard 1182 270
30May1873 David N. Skillings, trustee of an indenture between David N. Skillings, Charles Whitney, David Whitney, Jr., and Lawrence Barnes Nathan Matthews 1163 259
02Jan1871 Nathan Matthews David N. Skillings, trustee 1029 238
02Jan1871 David Sears, Jr., Frederick R. Sears, and Knyvet Sears Nathan Matthews 1029 233
Party wall stipulations in land transfer deed relating to existing wall between 29 Fairfield and 246 Commonwealth and future wall between 246 Commonwealth and 248 Commonwealth
Date Party One Party Two Book Page
18Dec1877 Asa P. Potter (seller of land at 246 Commonwealth; owner of 29 Fairfield and lot at 248 Commonwealth) Charles A. Smith (purchaser of lot at 246 Commownealth) 1403 63
Agreements by sellers of land to convey land at a future date at a specified price, and by buyer to purchase the land at the specified price and to construct two brick dwelling houses on said land, to be no less than 58 feet deep and no less than three stories high, not including the mansard roof.
Date Party One Party Two Book Page
03Jun1878 Asa P. Potter (seller of lot with 4.5 foot frontage adjoining lot at 346 Commonwealth) John W. Shapleigh 1422 54
03Jun1878 George B. Hyde (seller of lot with 43.5 foot frontage adjoining lot at 352 Commonwealth) John W. Shapleigh 1422 53
 Building Restriction Agreements
Date Parties to the Agreement Book Page
12Jun1876 Owners of property on Commonwealth and Newbury between the land of the Commonwealth on the east, and Gloucester Street on the west: Susie A. Braman, Charles H. Mann, George B. Hyde, Asa P. Potter, N. Matthews, National Bank of Commerce, George H. Braman, Boylston National Bank of Boston, D. J. Potter 1330 300