Index to Deeds: 256 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
14Oct1986 H & P. Associates Limited Partnership III 256 Commonwealth Avenue Condominium 12956 149
19Mar1986 Berton M. Hochfeld H & P. Associates Limited Partnership III 12358 348
18Mar1986 Charles C. Patsos, trustee, 256 Commonwealth Avenue Trust Berton M. Hochfeld 12356 267
01Sep1978 Robert Gross and Dorothy B. Gross, husband and wife Charles C. Patsos, trustee, 256 Commonwealth Avenue Trust 9092 591
08Apr1965 Wendell Realty Corporation Robert Gross and Dorothy B. Gross, husband and wife 7942 603
16Jan1962 Pollyann T. Frost, trustee, Pollyann Realty Trust Wendell Realty Corporation 7620 172
01May1957 Grace B. Dawes, trustee Pollyann T. Frost, trustee, Pollyann Realty Trust 7231 314
05May1948 Gladys M. Whipple Grace B. Dawes, trustee 6426 420
03Apr1946 Ruth C. Caffrey Gladys M. Whipple 6214 373
05Jun1944 Marion E. Walther and Agnes J. Newton, formerly Agnes J. Walther Ruth C. Caffrey 6096 535
08Jul1942 Ray C. Johnson Marion E. Walther and Agnes J. Walther 5995 513
08Jul1942 Robert A. Leeson Ray C. Johnson 5995 513
07Feb1914 Melissa F. Phelps Mildred D. Leeson, wife of Robert A. Leeson 3790 198
16Apr1906 Emma H. Proctor, trustee for the benefit of Emily P. Mandell, daughter of Thomas E. Proctor and Emma H. Proctor, and wife of George S. Mandell Melissa F. Phelps, wife of George H. Phelps 3120 639
11Sep1896 James H. Proctor Emma H. Proctor, trustee for the benefit of Emily P. Mandell, daughter of Thomas E. Proctor and Emma H. Proctor, and wife of George S. Mandell 2386 212
11Sep1896 Frederick Augustus Haserick James H. Proctor 2386 58
13Aug1880 Uriah H. Coffin (lot with 24 foot frontage and “new brick dwelling house” Frederick Augustus Haserick 1501 72
Transfers of Unimproved Land
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
25Aug1879 John F. Farrington (lot with 24 foot frontage) Uriah H. Coffin 1471 19
17May1879 George B. Hyde (lot with 24 foot frontage) John F. Farrington 1457 114
17May1879 George H. Braman (lot with 3 foot frontage) George B. Hyde 1457 113
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 Harvey N. Shepard (lot with 56 foot frontage) George H. Braman 1303 158
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
17May1879 George H. Braman (seller of 3 foot lot at boundary between 256 and 258 Commonwealth, and owner of lot at 258 Commonwealth) George B. Hyde (purchaser of 3 foot lot at boundary between 256 and 258 Commonwealth) 1457 113
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
 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