Index to Deeds: 285 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
30Apr1981 Nevin S. Scrimshaw and Mary Ware Scrimshaw, husband and wife 285 Commonwealth Avenue Condominium 9740 236
24Jan1977 Milton Schwartz and David Baye, trustees, Meltzer Realty Trust Nevin S. Scrimshaw and Mary Ware Scrimshaw, husband and wife 8929 568
30Dec1960 Philip Meltzer Philip E. Meltzer and Milton S. Schwartz, trustees, Meltzer Realty Trust 7531 65
10Jul1953 John C. Kiley, Jr., and Jean K. Wells, and John C. Kiley, Jr., executor of the will of John C. Kiley Philip Meltzer 6883 262
22Jun1944 Mary E. McNally John C. Kiley and Bertha Kiley, husband and wife 6109 378
22Jun1944 Bertha Kiley Mary E. McNally 6109 378
27Dec1932 John C. Kiley and Bertha Kiley, husband and wife Graham A. Macomber to the use of Bertha Kiley 5359 490
21May1931 Charles L. Hamilton, Charles B. Barnes, and the First National Bank of Boston, executors of the will of Harriet J. Bradbury John C. Kiley and Bertha Kiley, husband and wife 5261 141
31Aug1903 Albert Ivins Croll Harriet J. Bradbury, wife of Frederick T. Bradbury 2918 239
08Mar1897 Washington B. Thomas Albert Ivins Croll 2424 623
18May1892 Frank G. Turner Washington B. Thomas 2246 487
18May1892 Martha T. Thomas, Joseph B. Thomas, and Washington B. Thomas, trustees under the will of Joseph B. Thomas Frank G. Turner 2246 485
20Jan1892 Frank G. Turner Martha T. Thomas, Joseph B. Thomas, and Washington B. Thomas, trustees under the will of Joseph B. Thomas 2039 322
19Jan1892 Martha T. Thomas, Joseph B. Thomas, and Washington B. Thomas, trustees under the will of Joseph B. Thomas Frank G. Turner 2039 2
30Jan1886 Henry Whitwell (lot with 26 foot frontage and dwelling house) Joseph B. Thomas 1710 289
Transfers of Unimproved Land
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
19Sep1881 Charles S. Butler and Elizabeth N. Butler, his wife, in her own right (lot with 28 foot frontage) Henry Whitwell 1538 36
13Dec1879 Henry Whitwell (lot with 28 foot frontage) Elizabeth N. Butler, wife of Charles S. Butler 1478 245
01Apr1872 Grenville T. W. Braman, Henry D. Hyde, and Frank W. Andrews, trustees (lot with 190 foot frontage) Henry Whitwell 1102 130
01Mar1872 Boston Water Power Company Grenville T. W. Braman, Henry D. Hyde, and Frank W. Andrews, trustees 1095 1
Party Wall Agreements
Date Party One Party Two Book Page
19Jan1892 Caroline B. Sears, wife of Herbert Sears (owner of lot at 287 Commonwealth) Frank G. Turner (owner of 285 Commonwealth) 2039 321
Party Wall Stipulations in land transfer deed with respect to wall between 285 and 287 Commonwealth
Date Grantor Grantee Book Page
11Mar1891 Frederick A. Whitwell, Samuel H. Whitwell, and Sophia L. Whitwell, in their own right, and Frederick A. Whitwell and Samuel H. Whitwell, executors of the will of Henry Whitwell (seller of lot at 287 Commonwealth) Washington B. Thomas (purchaser of lot at 287 Commonwealth) 1985 620
30Jan1886 Henry Whitwell (seller of 285 Commonwealth) Joseph B. Thomas (purchaser of 285 Commonwealth) 1710 289
Building restriction included in land transfer deeds specifying that no building shall be built at either 285 Commonwealth or 287 Commonwealth further back than 95 feet from the northerly line of Commonwealth Avenue, provided however that a bay or swell may be extended three feet further provided that it is not within six feet of the adjoining estate.
Date Grantor Grantee Book Page
20Jan1892 Frank G. Turner (seller of 285 Commonwealth) Martha T. Thomas, Joseph B. Thomas, and Washington B. Thomas, trustees under the will of Joseph B. Thomas (purchaser of 285 Commonwealth) 2039 322
19Jan1892 Frank G. Turner (seller of lot at 287 Commonwealth) Caroline Sears, wife of Herbert M. Sears (purchaser of lot at 287 Commonwealth) 2039 5