Index to Deeds: 257 Commonwealth

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 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
18Apr1985 Swiss Properties, Inc. Cochrane House Condominium 11849 319
31Aug1984 John V. O’Neil, trustee, 257 Sunnywide Trust Swiss Properties, Inc. 11128 134
15Aug1983 Carl L. Crossman and D. Roger Howlett John V. O’Neil, trustee, 257 Sunnywide Trust 10483 117
03Jan1983 D. Roger Howlett (38.52 percent interest) Carl L. Crossman 10303 23
09Jul1973 George K. Menichios Post No. 324, Inc., The American Legion Carl L. Crossman and D. Roger Howlett 8644 81
04Sep1945 Alonzo J. Shadman George K. Menichios Post No. 324, Inc., The American Legion 6174 39
28Mar1945 Bertram Cyril Hargraves Alonzo J. Shadman 6143 273
31Jul1941 Ramelle McKay Cochrane Bertram Cyril Hargraves 5938 201
19Nov1920 F. Douglas Cochrane Ramelle McKay Cochrane, wife of F. Douglas Cochrane 4264 328
19Nov1920 F. Murray Forbes, Robert H. Gardiner, and F. Douglas Cochrane, trustees under the will of Alexander Cochrane William J. Stober, to the use of F. Douglas Cochrane 4264 324
Transfers of Unimproved Land
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
14Jan1886 Ellen A. Johnson, wife of Henry M. Johnson (lot with 50 foot frontage) Alexander Cochrane 1708 246
16Dec1880 Walter C. Cabot (lot with 50 foot frontage) Ellen A. Johnson, wife of Henry M. Johnson 1511 154
05May1879 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 50 foot frontage) Walter C. Cabot 1455 305
20Apr1866 J. Templeman Coolidge, Franklin Evans, and Charles Henry Parker, trustees (lot with 25 foot frontage) Nathaniel H. Emmons 1025 190
20Apr1866 J. Templeman Coolidge, Franklin Evans, and Charles Henry Parker, trustees (lot with 25 foot frontage) Nathaniel H. Emmons 1025 189
29Jan1866 Boston Water Power Company J. Templeman Coolidge, Franklin Evans, and Charles Henry Parker, trustees 871 183
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
26Apr1880 Walter Hunnewell (owner of lot at 261 Commonwealth) Walter C. Cabot (owner of lot at 257 Commonwealth) 1493 633