Index to Deeds: 278 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
15Dec1976 Bernard P. Rome, trustee in bankruptcy under Article II of the Plan of Arrangement of Chamberlayne School and Chamberlayne Junior College in Chapter XI Proceedings (278-280-282 Commonwealth) Back Bay Restorations Company LP 8927 90
11Jun1975 Chamberlayne School and Chamberlayne Junior College (282 Commonwealth) Bernard P. Rome, trustee in bankruptcy under Article II of the Plan of Arrangement of Chamberlayne School and Chamberlayne Junior College in Chapter XI Proceedings 8897 86
11Jun1975 Chamberlayne School and Chamberlayne Junior College (280 Commonwealth) Bernard P. Rome, trustee in bankruptcy under Article II of the Plan of Arrangement of Chamberlayne School and Chamberlayne Junior College in Chapter XI Proceedings 8897 85
11Jun1975 Chamberlayne School and Chamberlayne Junior College (278 Commonwealth) Bernard P. Rome, trustee in bankruptcy under Article II of the Plan of Arrangement of Chamberlayne School and Chamberlayne Junior College in Chapter XI Proceedings 8897 84
13Jun1966 First Community Investment Co., inc. (278-280-282 Commonwealth) Chamberlayne School and Chamberlayne Junior College 8046 509
13Aug1965 Robert J. McHugh, trustee, Mifro Realty Trust (278-280 Commonwealth) First Community Investment Co., inc. 7974 483
03Jul1962 First Community Investment Co., Inc. (278-280 Commonwealth) Robert J. McHugh, trustee, Mifro Realty Trust 7662 184
07May1962 Robert O. Tillinghast (278 Commonwealth) First Community Investment Co., Inc. 7660 401
14Aug1956 Anna M. MacLean Robert O. Tillinghast 7174 297
20Dec1950 Edward Voelkl Anna M. MacLean 6662 234
25Nov1950 Ethel M. Lowd Edward Voelkl 6656 87
13Aug1948 Ruth C. Comiskey Ethel M. Lowd 6454 127
29Oct1946 (recorded 17Aug1948) David B. Church Ruth C. Comiskey 6454 126
29Oct1946 Ruth C. Comiskey David B. Church 6280 68
05Jun1946 Frankland F. Stafford, Jr. Ruth C. Comiskey 6280 65
05Apr1946 William Karmazine, trustee, Esdith Realty Trust Frankland F. Stafford, Jr. 6215 104
15Mar1940 Phyllis A. Goodman William Karmazine, trustee, Esdith Realty Trust 5844 172
27Dec1937 Selma Nathan Phyllis A. Goodman 5705 619
28Sep1936 Abbie Louise Adams Selma Nathan 5624 245
15Apr1907 Frank N. Nay, Herbert K. Morse, and Leon M. Abbott, trustees under the will of Charlotte A. Baker Abbie Louise Adams, wife of Samuel G. Adams 3203 8
04Dec1884 Charles H. Hayden (lot with 25 foot frontage and dwelling house) Charlotte A. Baker, wife of William E. Baker 1661 139
Transfers of Unimproved Land
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
02Jun1883 Charles M. Carter and Martha H. Carter, his wife, in her own right (lot with 25 foot frontage) Charles H. Hayden 1601 76
20Jul1882 William G. Saltonstall (lot with 25 foot frontage) Martha H. Carter, wife of Charles M. Carter 1567 559
10Feb1880 Grenville T. W. Braman and Susie A. Braman, his wife, in her own right (lot with 25 foot frontage) William G. Saltonstall 1483 238
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
10Feb1880 Grenville T. W. Braman and Susie A. Braman, his wife, in her own right (seller of lot at 278 Commonwealth and owner of lot at 280 Commonwealth) William G. Saltonstall (purchaser of lot at 278 Commonwealth) 1483 238
10Feb1880 Grenville T. W. Braman and Susie A. Braman, his wife, in her own right (seller of lot at 280 Commonwealth and owner of lots at 278 Commonwealth and 282 Commonwealth) Nathan Samuel (purchaser of lot at 280 Commonwealth) 1483 223
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
 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