Index to Deeds: 29 Massachusetts Avenue

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 through December 31, 2017.  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
16Mar2000 Donn O’Connell Donn O’C – 29-27H Massachusetts Avenue, LLC 24779 131
30Jan1986 Christine Curran, trustee, Bryar Real Estate Trust Donn O’Connell 12244 84
03Jun1985 Aaron Rybak and Franklin Prizer, trustees, 27-½ Mass Ave Real Estate Trust Christine Curran, trustee, Bryar Real Estate Trust 11634 321
13Oct1982 Aaron Rybak and Joanne Rybak, husband and wife Aaron Rybak and Joanne Rybak, trustees, 27-½ Mass Ave Real Estate Trust 10218 10
04Apr1978 David Melnick Aaron Rybak and Joanne R. Rybak, husband and wife. 9046 131
01Nov1974 Alan Z. Stahler and Lee Stahler, trustees, The Stahler Realty Trust David Melnick 8764 165
31Oct1974 David Melnick Alan Z. Stahler and Lee Stahler, trustees, The Stahler Realty Trust 8753 721
31May1972 Julius Melnick (one-half undivided interest) David Melnick 8539 486
16Mar1953 George W. Gold (one-third undivided interest) David Melnick and Julius Melnick 6853 490
11Aug1952 Joseph V. Argus (one-third undivided interest) George W. Gold 6799 36
30Dec1948 Meshar Corporation Julius Melnick, David Melnick, and Joseph V. Argus 6491 206
01Dec1945 Chester A. Baker Meshar Corporation 6191 183
30Jun1913 Henry M. Channing, trustee Chester A. Baker 3741 8
25Apr1913 Walter Channing Henry M. Channing, trustee 3725 321
28Mar1911 J. Sumner Draper Walter Channing 3527 530
25Jan1911 Robert H. Gardiner and Philip Dexter, surviving trustees under the will of William S. Dexter J. Sumner Draper 3513 386
13Jul1896 Evelyn Adams, wife of Brooks Adams William S. Dexter 2374 269
09Nov1893 Charles H. Shriver Evelyn Adams 2163 252
09Nov1893 Brooks Adams Charles H. Shriver 2163 250
Transfers of Unimproved Land
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
29Dec1888 Henry Lee, H. Hollis Hunnewell, and Augustus Lowell (lot with 20.77 foot frontage on Massachusetts Avenue) Brooks Adams 1857 249
20Feb1883 Grenville T. W. Braman, Henry D. Hyde, and Henry M. Whitney, trustees (Lot with 125 foot frontage on Beacon and 246.77 frontage on Massachusetts Avenue) Henry Lee, H. Hollis Hunnewell, and Augustus Lowell 1588 434
01Jun1880 Boston Water Power Company Grenville T. W. Braman, Henry D. Hyde, and Henry M. Whitney, trustees 1495 35
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
29Dec1888 Henry Lee, H. Hollis Hunnewell, and Augustus Lowell (owners of lot at 25-27 Massachusetts Avenue) Brooks Adams (owner of lot at 29 Massachusetts Avenue) 1858 343
14Aug1888 Henry Lee, H. Hollis Hunnewell, and Augustus Lowell (owners of lot at 29 Massachusetts Avenue) Oscar L. Stillings (owner of lot at 495-497 Beacon) 1837 154
Right of passage over and drainage under the four foot wide passageway and six foot passageway leading to the alley, as shown on plan recorded with Book 1717, p. 17 (15Mar1886)
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
29Dec1888 Henry Lee, H. Hollis Hunnewell, and Augustus Lowell (lot with 20.77 foot frontage on Massachusetts Avenue) Brooks Adams 1857 249
Agreement by the owners of land on Beacon and Marlborough between West Chester Park (Massachusetts Avenue) and Ipswich Street (Charlesgate East) (1) providing for a sixteen foot wide passageway between the lots on Beacon and the lots on Marlborough to a point about 452 feet west of Massachusetts Avenue and then turning south to connect with Marlborough; and (2) establishing a setback requirement for a portion of the north side of Marlborough, specifically requiring that (a) buildings on lots located between Massachusetts Avenue and 125 feet west thereof must be set back 10 feet from Marlborough, and (b) buildings located on lots between 125 feet and 323.66 feet west of Massachusetts Avenue must be set back by a line that is 10 feet north of Marlborough on the east (at a point 125 feet west of Massachusetts Avenue) and 5 feet north of Marlborough on the west (at a point 323.33 feet west of Massachusetts Avenue); and further providing that that steps, porticos, and other usual projections appurtenant to the front wall of a building are permitted in the reserved space, and bays and bows are permitted in the reserved space subject to dimensional limitations.
Date Party One Party Two Party Three Book Page
10Jun1885 Francis W. Palfrey, Francis A. Osborn, and Grenville T. W. Braman, trustees (owners of lot running from Charlesgate East to a point on Beacon 200 feet west of Massachusetts Avenue and to a point on Marlborough 323.66 feet west of Massachusetts Avenue) Henry M. Whitney (owner of lot with 75 foot frontage on Beacon and 198.66 feet on Marlborough) Henry Lee, H. Hollis Hunnewell, and Augustus Lowell (owners of lot with 125 foot frontage on Beacon and Marlborough) 1685 433