Index to Deeds: 254-256 Beacon

The following is an index to property transfer deeds and party wall 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: 254-256 Beacon
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
20Sep1976 Paul S. Cohen 256 Beacon Street Condominium 8900 511
01Dec1975 Edward J. Ruel Paul S. Cohen 8838 589
31Jul1969 256 Beacon, Inc. (formerly Two Fifty Six Beacon Street Company, Inc.) Edward J. Ruel 8301 378
01Sep1950 Silas D. Wyman (formerly Simon D. Weissman) Two Fifty Six Beacon Street Company, Inc. 6642 247
14Mar1946 Paul K. Pratt Simon D. Weissman 6209 627
28Feb1946 Howard S. Cosgrove Paul K. Pratt 6209 621
28Feb1944 Marjorie C. O’Brien Howard S. Cosgrove 6082 20
14Sep1937 Evelyn Lee Converse and Bertha Lee Marjorie C. O’Brien 5687 456
Transfers of Land and Buildings: 254 Beacon
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
07Mar1901 Mary Lee Hale; Alice Lee; Francis W. Lee, trustee under the will of Francis L. Lee for the benefit of Anna W. Lee; Francis W. Lee in his own right; and Thomas Lee John Howard Lee 2740 461
21Aug1871 Henry Bigelow Williams Francis L. Lee 1065 141
Transfers of Land and Buildings: 256 Beacon
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
01May1883 Massachusetts Hospital Life Insurance Company John Howard Lee 1597 593
31Mar1879 James C. Braman Massachusetts Hospital Life Insurance Company 1452 61
31Mar1879 Henry Bigelow Williams (foreclosure of mortgage given to the Massachusetts Hospital Life Insurance Company) James C. Braman 1452 59
Transfer of Land and Buildings: 252-260 Beacon
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
29Dec1870 Samuel Frothingham Henry Bigelow Williams 1029 176
Transfers of Unimproved Land: 254-256 Beacon
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
11Aug1870 Robert W. Hooper, John H. Reed, Thornton K. Lothrop, and Edward W. Hooper, trustees

(eastern half of parcel, with 100 foot frontage)

Samuel Frothingham 1018 52
05Apr1867 Peter Butler, trustee for the benefit of William Dehon, Susan D. Reynolds, and Peter Butler (one-half undivided interest, lot with 200 foot frontage) Robert W. Hooper, John H. Reed, Thornton K. Lothrop, and Edward W. Hooper, trustees 897 5
05Apr1867 Peter Butler, trustee for the benefit of William Dehon, Susan D. Reynolds, and Peter Butler (one-half undivided interest, lot with 200 foot frontage) Samuel Frothingham 897 5
01May1865 John D. Bryant (lot with 200 foot frontage) Peter Butler, trustee for the benefit of William Dehon, Susan D. Reynolds, and Peter Butler 858 297
15Dec1863 Boston and Roxbury Mill Corporation (lot with 200 foot frontage) John D. Bryant 836 241
Party Wall Agreements
Date Party One Party Two Book Page
09Nov1925 William W. Cherney and David Carlin, trustees, Kilsyth Realty Trust (250-252 Beacon) Evelyn Lee Converse, wife of Frank B. Converse, and Martha Lee (254 Beacon) 4740 468