Index to Deeds: 274 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 conversion of the building 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
03Feb1984 Back Bay Restorations Company LP (274-276-278-280-282 Commonwealth) 280 Commonwealth Condominium 10812 181
18Nov1976 Alfonso Vitagliano (274-276 Commonwealth) Back Bay Restorations Company LP 8924 345
02Apr1976 Chamberlayne School and Chamberlayne Junior College (foreclosure of mortgage) (274-276 Commonwealth) Alfonso Vitagliano 8860 305
31May1962 Professional Building Co., Inc. (274-276 Commonwealth) Chamberlayne School and Chamberlayne Junior College 7656 394
15Feb1952 Howard S. Cosgrove (274-276 Commonwealth) Professional Building Co., Inc. 6758 523
15Feb1952 Harrie P. Frost and Benjamin Green (274-276 Commonwealth) Howard S. Cosgrove 6758 519
10Sep1951 Marion L. Hurley (274-276 Commonwealth) Harrie P. Frost and Benjamin Green 6723 411
01May1941 Helen A. Delay Charles F. Hurley and Marion L. Hurley, husband and wife 6208 234
20May1931 Anastasia Walsh Helen A. Delay 5261 168
29Jan1931 Massachusetts Hospital Life Insurance Company Anastasia Walsh 5241 42
17Nov1930 Charles Bouin and May Regina Bouin, husband and wife (foreclosure of mortgage assumed by subsequent owners) Massachusetts Hospital Life Insurance Company 5227 107
19Oct1926 Arthur F. Baker A. F. Baker & Co., Inc. 4843 272
09Oct1926 Charles Bouin and May Regina Bouin, husband and wife (foreclosure of mortgage) Arthur F. Baker 4843 272
24Aug1925 Maude B. Kimball, Fred B. Kimball, and Frank E. Kimball, executors of the will of Ella C. Taylor Charles Bouin and May Regina Bouin, husband and wife 4716 361
20Mar1895 Warren Sherburne (lot with 24 foot frontage and dwelling house) Ella C. Taylor, wife of Horace B. Taylor 2263 155
Transfers of Unimproved Land
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
18Jun1885 Silas W. Merrill (lot with 24 foot frontage) Warren Sherburne 1682 205
01Dec1884 George D. Sargent and Adelaide J. Sargent, his wife, in her own right (lot with 48 foot frontage) Silas W. Merrill 1661 33
20Oct1879 Grenville T. W. Braman and Susie A. Braman, his wife, in her own right (lot with 24 foot frontage) Adelaide J. Sargent, wife of George D. Sargent 1475 138
20Oct1879 Grenville T. W. Braman and Susie A. Braman, his wife, in her own right (lot with 24 foot frontage) Adelaide J. Sargent, wife of George D. Sargent 1475 137
19Nov1875 Harvey N. Shepard (lot with 250 foot frontage) Susie W. Braman, wife of Grenville T. W. Braman 1303 157
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
20Oct1879 Grenville T. W. Braman and Susie A. Braman, his wife, in her own right (seller of lot at 276 Commonwealth and owner of lots at 274 Commonwealth and 278 Commonwealth) Adelaide J. Sargent, wife of George D. Sargent (purchaser of lot at 276 Commonwealth) 1475 138
20Oct1879 Grenville T. W. Braman and Susie A. Braman, his wife, in her own right (seller of lot at 274 Commonwealth and owner of western lot at 270 Commonwealth and 276 Commonwealth) Adelaide J. Sargent, wife of George D. Sargent (purchaser of lot at 274 Commonwealth) 1475 137
20Oct1879 Grenville T. W. Braman and Susie A. Braman, his wife, in her own right (seller of western 25 foot lot at 270 Commonwealth and owner of lot at 274 Commonwealth) Mary T. Richardson, wife of Spencer W. Richardson (purchaser of western lot at 270 Commonwealth) 1473 309
Indemnification of the City of Boston from all claims associated with the permission granted by the Board of Aldermen on 20May1886 to construct and maintain a coal chute in the sidewalk in front of 274 Commonwealth
Date Grantor grantee Book Page
09Jun1886 Warren Sherburne (owner of 274 Commonwealth) City of Boston 1727 516
 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