Index to Deeds: 253 Commonwealth

The following is an index to property transfer deeds, party wall agreements, and easements recorded at the Suffolk County Deed Registry from the original land purchase through December 31, 2015.  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
28Jul1993 Joseph W. Chapman, Mark Holthouse, Elliott Bradshaw, trustees, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Alumni of T. E. P. Student Aid Foundation (confirmatory deed) M. I. T. Alumni of T. E. P. Student Aid Foundation, Inc. 18419 289
17Feb1979 Sanders D. Heller, Harris Jacobs, and Jules Byron, trustees, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Alumni of T. E. P. Student Aid Foundation Massachusetts Institute of technology Alumni of T. E. P. Student Aid Foundation, Inc. 9291 294
02Sep1958 Chrest Dounelis (also known as Christopher A. Dounelis) Saul J. Copellman, Alfred W. Halper, Haskell Ostroff, and Erwin E. Cooper, trustees, Massachusetts Institute of Techology Alumni of T. E. P. Student Aid Foundation 7337 486
20Jun1956 Rocco DiNanno and Joseph A. DiNanno Chrest Dounelis 7160 428
28Jul1955 Comm-Berkeley Associates, Inc., also doing business as Commonwealth Berkeley Associates, Inc. Rocco DiNanno and Joseph A. DiNanno 7077 279
07Jan1955 Curry College, formerly known as School of Expression Commonwealth Berkeley Associates, Inc. 7024 466
18Dec1948 Arthur S. Johnson Curry College 6487 177
31Mar1905 William A. Munroe, Emma J. Fitz, and Charles S. Dana, trustees under the will of Eustice C. Fitz for the benefit of Sarah J. Fitz Arthur S. Johnson 3038 417
11Jun1889 Harriet E. Mansfield Eustice C. Fitz 1882 539
26Oct1887 Nathaniel B. Mansfield Harriet E. Mansfield 1796 40
10Nov1883 Henry O. Roberts and Julia B. Rhodes, his wife (release of dower interest) Nathaniel B. Mansfield 1617 256
28Mar1881 Henry O. Roberts (lot with 26 foot frontage and dwelling house) Nathaniel B. Mansfield 1519 305
Transfers of Unimproved Land
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
08May1880 Samuel H. Whitwell (lot with 52 foot frontage) Henry O. Roberts and Nathaniel B. Mansfield 1493 294
24Jan1880 Brooks Fenno (lot with 52 foot frontage) S. Horatio Whitwell 1481 273
04Jun1879 Robert W. Emmons, Nathaniel H. Emmons, and Samuel F. Emmons, executors of the will of Nathaniel H. Emmons; Robert W. Emmons, Nathaniel H. Emmons, and Samuel F. Emmons, trustees under said will for the benefit of Elizabeth W. Emmons and others; Robert W. Emmons, Nathaniel H. Emmons, and Benjamin Brewster, trustees under said will for the benefit of Annie W. Brewster and others; and Robert W. Emmons, Nathaniel H. Emmons, Samuel F. Emmons, George B. Emmons, and Arthur B. Emmons, individually (lot with 52 foot frontage) Brooks Fenno 1459 298
20Apr1866 J. Templeman Coolidge, Franklin Evans, and Charles Henry Parker, trustees (lot with 26 foot frontage) Nathaniel H. Emmons 1025 186
20Apr1866 J. Templeman Coolidge, Franklin Evans, and Charles Henry Parker, trustees (lot with 26 foot frontage) Nathaniel H. Emmons 1025 187
29Jan1866 Boston Water Power Company J. Templeman Coolidge, Franklin Evans, and Charles Henry Parker, trustees 871 183
Easement permitting the encroachment by a stair headhouse at 255 Commonwealth over the eastern half of the party wall between 253 Commonwealth and 255 Commonwealth
Date Party One Party Two Book Page
18Sep1988 Massachusetts Institute of technology Alumni of Student Aid Foundation (owners of 253 Commonwealth) John M. Eames, trustee, 255 Commonwealth Avenue Realty Trust (owner of 255 Commonwealth) 15803 280
Party Wall Agreements
Date Party One Party Two Book Page
16Oct1880 Nathaniel B. Mansfield and Henry O. Roberts (owners of lot at 253 Commonwealth) Joseph S. Bigelow (owner of lot at 251 Commonwealth) 1506 206