Index to Deeds: 255 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 until conversion of the property 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
27Nov1989 John M. Eames, trustee, 255 Commonwealth Avenue Realty Trust 255 Commonwealth Avenue Condominium 16230 104
05Jan1988 East-West Corporation John M. Eames, trustee, 255 Commonwealth Avenue Realty Trust 14387 167
17Nov1978 Charles G. Alex and Daniel G. Alex East-West Corporation 9120 39
21Apr1967 Helen G. Alex Charles G. Alex and Daniel G. Alex 8112 426
06Jul1962 Cyrene J. Smith and Harriet M. Smith, husband and wife Charles G. Alex, Daniel G. Alex, and Helen G. Alex 7661 129
18Apr1956 Rocco DiNanno and Joseph A. DiNanno Cyrene J. Smith and Harriet M. Smith, husband and wife 7145 212
28Sep1955 Henry H. Davis and Virginia N. Davis, husband and wife Rocco DiNanno and Joseph A. DiNanno 7094 535
06Apr1955 J. Brooks Fenno, Jr. and Boston Safe Deposit and Trust Company, trustees under the will of J. Brooks Fenno Henry H. Davis and Virginia N. Davis, husband and wife 7046 496
02Jan1899 Francis C. Welch and Charles E. Cotting, executors of the will of Alida Livingston Borland J. Brooks Fenno 2577 315
10Nov1883 Henry O. Roberts and Julia B. Roberts, his wife (release of dower interest) Alida Livingston Borland 1617 225
09Feb1883 Henry O. Roberts Alida Livingston Borland 1588 33
28Mar1881 Nathaniel R. Mansfield (lot with 26 foot frontage) Henry O. Roberts 1519 306
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
28Sep1880 Nathaniel B. Mansfield and Henry O. Roberts (owners of lot at 255 Commonwealth) Walter C. Cabot (owner of lot at 257 Commonwealth) 1506 205