Index to Deeds: 290 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
08Jul1985 Joseph D. Lilly, trustee, 290 Commonwealth Avenue Realty Trust 290 Commonwealth Avenue Condominium 11715 104
01Jul1985 Pierre L. de Bourgknecht Barry P. Winer, trustee, 290 Commonwealth Avenue Realty Trust 11703 288
16Sep1963 Solomon D. Gopin and Nathan L. Gopin, executors of and trustees under the will of Max Gopin Pierre L. de Bourgknecht 7778 505
05Jun1961 Francis H. Farrell Max Gopin 7561 574
23May1961 Byron R. Switzer Francis H. Farrell 7560 32
29Jun1957 Francis H. Farrell and Byron R. Switzer, trustees, Commonwealth-Newbury Mortgage and Real Estate Trust Francis H. Farrell and Byron R. Switzer, tenants in common 7245 510
25Nov1946 Arthur M. Wyman and Laura C. Wyman, husband and wife Byron R. Switzer, Janet Cary Allmon, and Francis H. Farrell, trustees, Commonwealth-Newbury Mortgage and Real Estate Trust 6288 553
13Aug1938 John T. Hosford (one-half undivided interest) Arthur M. Wyman 5738 432
30Nov1923 Robert E. N. Dodge, Theodora Dodge, and Jane Dodge Arthur M. Wyman and John T. Hosford 4542 154
16Feb1917 Louis A. Wyman, trustee for the benefit of Robert E. N. Dodge, Theodora Dodge, and Jane Dodge Robert E. N. Dodge, Theodora Dodge, and Jane Dodge 4022 246
06Jun1894 Robert E. N. Dodge, Theodora Dodge, and Jane Dodge Louis A. Wyman, trustee for the benefit of Robert E. N. Dodge, Theodora Dodge, and Jane Dodge 2238 247
26May1894 Louis A. Wyman, trustee under the will of Jane Marshall Dodge Robert E. N. Dodge, Theodora Dodge, and Jane Dodge 2238 245
12Feb1894 Theodore A. Dodge Louis A. Wyman, trustee under the will of Jane Marshall Dodge 2180 258
10Feb1894 Nathan G. Green Theodore A. Dodge 2180 80
10Feb1894 Albert Geiger Nathan G. Green 2180 18
26Jan1894 Barthold Schlesinger Albert Geiger 2180 17
20Mar1891 Albert Geiger Barthold Schlesinger 1986 91
30Jan1891 Frederic Pope Albert Geiger 1979 353
04Sep1890 George F. Wayland (lot with 38 foot 7.5 inch frontage and buildings) Frederic Pope 1962 449
Transfers of Unimproved Land
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
01Sep1890 Susan Pope and Thomas F. Furber and Julia A. Furber, his wife, by her own right (lot with 38 foot 7.5 inch frontage) George F. Wayland 1954 385
08Jul1878 Edwin Pope (lot with 38 foot 7.5 inch frontage) Susan Pope and Julia A. Furber, wife of Thomas F. Furber, individually and as executors of the will of William H, Pope 1449 144
21Oct1876 Albert J. Fernald (lot with 38 foot 7.5 inch frontage) Edwin Pope 1350 353
21Oct1876 David N. Skillings (foreclosure of mortgage from Nathan Matthews to David Sears, assigned to David Skillings) Albert J. Fernald 1350 250
02Jun1876 Nathan Matthews Boylston National Bank 1329 38
19Nov1875 Harvey N. Shepard Nathan Matthews 1303 207
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 Agreements
Date Party One Party Two Book Page
15Oct1880 Susan Pope and Julia A. Furber, wife of Thomas F. Furber (owners of lot at 290 Commonwealth) Boylston National Bank (owner of lot at 288 Commonwealth) 1507 251
23Jun1880 Susan Pope and Julia A. Furber, wife of Thomas F. Furber (owners of lot at 290 Commonwealth) Samuel M. Shapleigh (owner of lot at 294 Commonwealth) 1496 579
Building restriction agreement by the owners of the property between the south side of Commonwealth between Gloucester and Hereford, and the north side of Newbury between Gloucester and Hereford, establishing setback requirements for Commonwealth and Newbury, and reserving land for a sixteen foot wide passageway running parallel with Commonwealth and Newbury
Date Parties Book Page
04Mar1878 Caleb H. Warner and Charles F. Smith, trustees, Edwin Pope, and Boylston National Bank 1420 282