Index to Deeds: 250 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 Katharine S. Endicott, Edmund H. Sears, and Francis B. Sears, executors of and trustees under the will of Mary E. Sears James M. Burr 4636 568
27Jun1910 J. Sumner Draper Francis B. Sears 3463 596
01Nov1909 Lillior T. Nutting J. Sumner Draper 3403 436
01Nov1909 Henry W. Beal, trustee under a deed of trust from Thomas O. Rogers to Charles U. Cotting dated 10Dec1875 Lillior T. Nutting 3403 432
22May1905 Josiah H. Benton, Jr., trustee under a deed of trust from Thomas O. Rogers to Charles U. Cotting dated 10Dec1875 Henry W. Beal, successor trustee under a deed of trust from Thomas O. Rogers to Charles U. Cotting dated 10Dec1875 3047 602
11Apr1895 Charles U. Cotting, trustee under a deed of trust from Thomas O. Rogers dated 10Dec1875 Josiah H. Benton, Jr., successor trustee under a deed of trust from Thomas O. Rogers dated 10Dec1875 2267 591
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
10Mar1879 Joseph F. Paul and George Lewis, assignees of the estate of John W. Shapleigh, insolvent debtor Charles U. Cotting, trustee under a deed of trust from Thomas O. Rogers dated 10Dec1875 1450 275
01Mar1879 John W. Shapleigh and Hannah E. Shapleigh, his wife, in her own right (release of all interest in 250 Commonwealth) Joseph F. Paul and George Lewis, assignees of the estate of John W. Shapleigh, insolvent debtor 1450 274
Transfers of Unimproved Land
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
11Oct1878 George B. Hyde (lot with 24 foot frontage) John W. Shapleigh 1437 17
29Dec1877 Harvey N. Shepard (lot with 112 foot 6 inch frontage) (confirmatory deed) George B. Hyde 1404 309
19Nov1875 Harvey N. Shepard (lot with 112 foot 6 inch frontage) George B. Hyde 1303 159
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
Date Grantor grantee Book Page
11Oct1878 George B. Hyde (seller of lot at 250 Commonwealth and owner of lot at 252 Commonwealth) John W. Shapleigh (purchaser of lot at 250 Commonwealth) 1437 17
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