Index to Deeds: 254 Commonwealth

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 its conversion 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
18Mar1980 Ronald S. Luccio 254 Commonwealth Avenue Condominium 9402 252
27Jul1971 First National Bank of Boston, conservator of the property of Corinne C. Pinto Ronald S. Luccio 8463 264
07Jun1971 Dante F. Campagna-Pinto Corinne C. Pinto 8463 263
24Mar1964 Corinne C. Pinto Dante F. Campagna-Pinto and Corinne C. Pinto 7832 491
07Nov1944 Irene K. McGrath Corinne C. Pinto 6125 456
30Apr1943 David C. Levin Irene K. McGrath 6035 32
09Apr1943 Frank L. Hinckley, executor of the will of Frances C. Cruft (one-half undivided interest) David C. Levin 6032 282
09Apr1943 Boston Safe Deposit and Trust Company and Frank L. Hinckley, trustees under the will of Eunice McLellan Cruft (one-half undivided interest) David C. Levin 6032 281
24Apr1905 George T. Cruft Eunice M. Cruft and Frances C. Cruft 3050 543
30Jan1905 Frances I. Rust, Amelia H. Rust, Winifred A. Rust, Philip S. Rust, and William A. Rust George T. Cruft 3019 14
01Apr1886 Sara E. Tucker, widow of Wales Tucker Sarah J. Rust, wife of William A. Rust 1717 597
01Oct1883 Samuel N. Brown Sara E. Tucker 1619 431
01Oct1883 Richard G. Haskell (release of interest) Samuel N. Brown 1613 366
01Oct1883 M. Fayette Dickinson, Jr. Samuel N. Brown 1613 365
21Aug1883 Richard G. Haskell. (foreclosure of mortgage given by Richard G. Haskell to Samuel N. Brown and Charles A. Putnam, surviving trustees under the will of William T. Haskell M. Fayette Dickinson, Jr. 1613 361
15Oct1880 Henry Whitwell Richard G. Haskell 1510 259
19Dec1879 George A. Avery Henry Whitwell 1479 132
19Dec1879 Alden Avery (lot with 24 foot frontage and dwelling house) George A. Avery 1479 132
Transfers of Unimproved Land
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
19Dec1879 George B. Hyde Alden Avery 1479 129
19Dec1879 George A. Avery (release of right to conveyance of land under agreement, Book 1474, p. 151) Alden Avery 1479 129
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 and agreements
Date Grantor grantee Book Page
19Mar1879 George B. Hyde (seller of lot at 252 Commonwealth and owner of lot at 254 Commonwealth) Samuel M. Shapleigh (purchaser of lot at 252 Commonwealth) 1451 9
03May1879 George B. Hyde (seller of lot at 254 Commonwealth and owner of lot at 256 Commonwealth) George A. Avery (purchaser of lot at 254 Commonwealth) 1474 151
Agreement by seller 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 a brick dwelling house on the land, to be no less than 56 feet deep and no less than three stories high, not including the mansard roof but counting the basement as one story
Date Party One Party Two Book Page
03May1879 George B. Hyde (seller of lot at 254 Commonwealth) George A. Avery (purchaser of lot at 254 Commonwealth) 1474 151
 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