Index to Deeds: 296 Commonwealth

The following is an index to property transfer deeds 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
03Oct1980 Clifford S. Killips, Nicolas A. Kensington, and Donald J. Steiner, general partners, The 296 Partnership Oliver Wendell Holmes Condominium 9559 13
28Sep1979 Shelley S. Stern Clifford S. Killips, Nicolas A. Kensington, and Donald J. Steiner, general partners, The 296 Partnership 9268 288
21Feb1978 Peter K. Gearhart Shelley S. Stern 9035 385
23Aug1974 Ronald S. Luccio Peter K. Gearhart 8735 173
01Oct1973 Henry S. B. Tremblay Ronald S. Luccio 8674 222
24Dec1953 National Realty Company, Inc. Henry S. B. Tremblay and Eileen M. Tremblay, husband and wife 6926 444
30Nov1953 Joseph W. Strain and Katie C. Strain, husband and wife National Realty Company, Inc. 6918 548
05Mar1953 William J. Fitzgerald Joseph W. Strain and Katie C. Strain, husband and wife 6851 501
27Apr1948 Joseph W. Strain and Katie C. Strain, husband and wife William J. Fitzgerald 6424 364
27Jun1947 Edna M. Grant Joseph W. Strain and Katie C. Strain, husband and wife 6341 446
17Jan1945 Franklin Savings Bank of the City of Boston Edna M. Grant 6136 465
04Jan1945 Copley Society of Boston Franklin Savings Bank of the City of Boston 6136 463
02Mar1932 Thomas G. Frothingham, Gino L. Perera, and Albert W. Rice Copley Society of Boston 5315 520
24Nov1931 Norman E. Chase and Katherine G. Robinson Chase (formerly Katherine G. Robinson), his wife, in her own right Thomas G. Frothingham, Gino L. Perera, and Albert W. Rice 5297 70
26Jan1928 First National Bank of Boston, Samuel H. Hudson, and Thomas W. Proctor, trustees under the will of Wallace F. Robinson Katherine G. Robinson 4973 292
06Aug1881 John W. Shapleigh (lot with 24 foot frontage and dwelling house) Wallace F. Robinson 1533 209
Transfers of Unimproved Land
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
18Jun1880 William D. Pickman and Jacob C. Rogers (lot with 24 foot frontage) John W. Shapleigh 1495 616
18Jun1880 Caleb H. Warner and Charles F. Smith, trustees (two-sixths undivided interest in lot with 226 foot 7.5 inch frontage) Jacob C. Rogers 1495 553
01Aug1879 Caleb H. Warner and Charles F. Smith, trustees (one-sixth undivided interest in lot with 226 foot 7.5 inch frontage) Jacob C. Rogers 1464 251
01Aug1879 Caleb H. Warner and Charles F. Smith, trustees (three-sixths undivided interest in lot with 226 foot 7.5 inch frontage) William D. Pickman 1464 250
04Jan1877 Edwin Tufts Caleb H. Warner and Charles F. Smith, trustees 1362 133
23Oct1876 Albert J. Fernald Edwin Tufts 1360 188
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
Building restriction agreement included in land transfer deeds specifying that no buildings other than dwelling houses and the usual buildings appurtenant thereto, including stables for private use, will be built on the land on Newbury Street across the alley from 294-310 Commonwealth
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
18Jun1880 Caleb H. Warner and Charles F. Smith, trustees (sellers of two-sixths undivided interest lots at 294-310 Commonwealth) Jacob C. Rogers (purchaser of two-sixths undivided interest lots at 294-310 Commonwealth) 1495 553
01Aug1879 Caleb H. Warner and Charles F. Smith, trustees (sellers of one-sixth undivided interest lots at 294-310 Commonwealth) Jacob C. Rogers (purchaser of one-sixth undivided interest lots at 294-310 Commonwealth) 1464 251
01Aug1879 Caleb H. Warner and Charles F. Smith, trustees (sellers of three-sixths undivided interest lots at 294-310 Commonwealth) William D. Pickman (purchaser of three-sixths undivided interest lots at 294-310 Commonwealth) 1464 250
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