Index to Deeds: 261 Beacon

The following is an index to property transfer deeds and party wall agreements and easements 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
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
27Oct1983 Rupert R. Gildenhuys and Federico Castellucci, trustees, Gildenhuys Trust 261 Beacon Street Condominium 10621 15
07Apr1982 Pierre L. de Bourgknecht Rupert R. Gildenhuys and Federico Castellucci, trustees, Gildenhuys Trust 9934 595
18Jun1965 Nicole, Inc. Pierre L. de Bourgknecht 7960 138
24Jan1964 Joseph F. Tamburino, trustee, 261 Beacon Street Trust Nicole, Inc. 7815 149
13Nov1962 Modernizing, Inc. Joseph F. Tamburino, trustee, 261 Beacon Street Trust 7697 33
30Aug1960 Stanley Investment Corp. Modernizing, Inc. 7502 128
28Feb1952 Irving Greenblatt Stanley Investment Corp. 6761 199
31Oct1950 Beacon Apartments, Inc. Irving Greenblatt 6664 133
04Jan1946 Howard S. Cosgrove Beacon Apartments, Inc. 6196 494
04Jan1946 Beacon Apartments, Inc. Howard S. Cosgrove 6196 490
03Feb1944 Irving Greenblatt Beacon Apartments, Inc. 6079 289
06Jan1944 Rosanna H. McManmon Irving Greenblatt 6075 595
07Dec1943 Elmer G. Larson Rosanna H. McManmon 6075 591
26Nov1941 Milford Savings Bank Elmer G. Larson 5960 206
17Aug1936 James M. Burr (foreclosure of mortgage) Milford Savings Bank 5619 178
23Dec1926 William J. Stober (259 Beacon and 261 Beacon) Anna T. Demara, wife of Napoleon L. Demara 4862 322
10Dec1926 George F. Welch, Thomas B. Alexander, and William B. James, trustees, George F. Welch Trust (330 Dartmouth, 259 Beacon, and 261 Beacon) William J. Stober 4859 173
30Mar1926 Raymond C. Baldes (330 Dartmouth, 259 Beacon, and 261 Beacon) George F. Welch, Thomas B. Alexander, and William B. James, trustees, George F. Welch Trust 4774 524
30Mar1926 George F. Welch (330 Dartmouth, 259 Beacon, and 261 Beacon) Raymond C. Baldes 4774 523
11Dec1924 James M. Burr George F. Welch 4627 201
15May1924 Clement D’Andria James M. Burr 4577 248
03Feb1923 Robert F. Wilkins (330 Dartmouth, 259 Beacon, and 261 Beacon) Clement D’Andria 4434 445
30Jan1923 John L., William H. H. Bryant, Richard A. Foss, Francis P. Luce, Fred A. Powdrell, Samuel Randall, Harvey N. Shepard, Alvah G. Sleeper, and James R. Taylor, current trustees under a deed from William Hall Jackson to Amos Binney, et al, trustees, dated 24Mar1806 (330 Dartmouth, 259 Beacon, and 261 Beacon) Robert F. Wilkins 4432 621
23Dec1922 Trustees of the Methodist Religious Society in Boston (Confirmatory deed) (330 Dartmouth, 259 Beacon, and 261 Beacon) John L. Bates, William H. H. Bryant, Richard A. Foss, Francis P. Luce, Fred A. Powdrell, Samuel Randall, Harvey N. Shepard, Alvah G. Sleeper, and James R. Taylor, current trustees under a deed from William Hall Jackson to Amos Binney, et al, trustees, dated 24Mar1806 219 219
15May1917 John L. Bates; Everett O. Fisk; Harvey H. Shepard; Francis P. Luce; Charles O. Kepler, successor to William Armstrong; Charles H. J. Kimball; William H. H. Bryant; James R. Taylor, successor to A. Howard Powers; and Richard A. Foss, successor to James F. Lockwood; trustees of the Methodist Religious Society in Boston (330 Dartmouth, 259 Beacon, and 261 Beacon) William Armstrong, John L. Bates, George A. Crawford, Alexander S. Heath, Francis P. Luce, Harvey N. Shepard, Alvah G. Sleeper, and Ray P. Stewart, trustees under a deed from William Hall Jackson to Amos Binney, et al, trustees, dated 24Mar1806 4034 136
01Feb1913 Loren D. Towle (330 Dartmouth, 259 Beacon, and 261 Beacon) Trustees of the Methodist Religious Society in Boston 3705 604
31Oct1912 Frederick S. Whitwell, executor of the will of Frederick A. Whitwell (330 Dartmouth, 259 Beacon, and 261 Beacon) Loren D. Towle 3683 207
20Dec1909 J. Sumner Draper (330 Dartmouth, 259 Beacon, and 261 Beacon) Frederick A. Whitwell 3417 444
01Dec1909 Philip Dexter, guardian of Helen Hooper, a minor (330 Dartmouth, 259 Beacon, and 261 Beacon) J. Sumner Draper 3413 115
22Sep1909 Francis C. Welch, surviving trustee under the will of Frederick L. Ames, for the benefit of Helen A. Hooper (330 Dartmouth, 259 Beacon, and 261 Beacon) Philip Dexter, guardian of Helen A. Hooper, a minor 3394 521
30Jan1908 Oliver Ames, Samuel Carr, and Oliver W. Mink, trustees under the will of Frederick L. Ames for the benefit of Helen A. Hooper (330 Dartmouth, 259 Beacon, and 261 Beacon) Robert C Hooper. and Francis C. Welch, trustees in place of Oliver Ames, Samuel Carr, and Oliver W. Mink, resigned, under the will of Frederick L. Ames for the benefit of Helen A. Hooper 3357 497
01May1900 William F. Beal Oliver Ames, Samuel Carr, and Oliver W. Mink, trustees under the will of Frederick L. Ames for the benefit of Helen A. Hooper 2681 3
16Apr1900 Frank S. Robbins William F. Beal 2676 431
10Jul1899 Edward A. Bangs Frank S. Robbins 2671 465
10Dec1898 James F. Wilkinson Edward A. Bangs 2573 549
11Jul1898 Edward H. Davies James F. Wilkinson 2542 465
21Oct1890 Linus M. Child Edward H. Davies 1963 580
16Apr1890 Peter Graffam (261 Beacon, with a frontage of 24.05 feet) Linus M. Child 1931 169
Transfers of Unimproved Land
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
25Oct1888 Eben D. Jordan (lot with 105 foot frontage) Peter Graffam 1846 99
19Oct1888 Commonwealth of Massachusetts (lot with 105 foot frontage) Eben D. Jordan 1846 97
Party Wall Agreements
Date Party One Party Two Book Page
25Oct1888 Eben D. Jordan, Jr. (owner of 263 Beacon) Peter Graffam (owner of land at 261 Beacon) 1846 107
Easement agreement with respect to courtyards and passageways between 259 Beacon and 261 Beacon, to remain open for passage, air, and light
Date Party One Party Two Book Page
09Jun1891 William H. Richmond (owner of 259 Beacon) Edward H. Davies (owner of 261 Beacon) 2005 36
Easement agreement with respect to courtyards and passageways between 330 Dartmouth and 259 Beacon and between 259 Beacon and 261 Beacon: to remain open for passage, air, and light
Date Party One Party Two Book Page
31Dec1889 Peter Graffam (owner of 330 Dartmouth and 261 Beacon) Linus M. Child (owner of 259 Beacon) 1915 261
Easement stipulation included in land transfer deed with respect to courtyards and passageways between 330 Dartmouth and 259 Beacon and between 259 Beacon and 261 Beacon: to remain open for passage, air, and light
Date Party One Party Two Book Page
31Dec1889 Peter Graffam (seller of 259 Beacon) Linus M. Child (buyer of 259 Beacon) 1915 257