Index to Deeds: 297 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
18May1989 James A. Magliozzi and Peter T. White, trustees, Investor Equity Trust 297 Commonwealth Avenue Condominium 15567 200
04Nov1988 The Society of Jesus of New England James A. Magliozzi, Peter T. White, and Robert P. White, trustees, Investors Equity Trust 15177 53
28Apr1947 Pamelia E. Foss The Society of Jesus of New England 6324 71
28Apr1947 Royal Lee Pamelia E. Foss 6323 591
21May1942 John J. O’Donnell Royal Lee 5984 439
01Nov1940 Abraham M. Nadell John J. O’Donnell 5887 549
19Jun1940 Henry J. O’Meara Abraham M. Nadell 5860 522
18Jun1940 Grace H. Proctor, H. Harrison Proctor, Barbara Proctor Thompson, and Frances Proctor Wilkinson, formerly Frances Ingersoll Proctor Henry J. O’Meara 5860 521
07Jun1923 Malcolm Donald and Wickliffe P. Draper, executors of the will of George A. Draper Charles A. Proctor 4479 350
Transfers of Unimproved Land
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
16May1899 George A. Nickerson (lot with 45 foot frontage) Jessie Preston Draper, wife of George A. Draper 2606 222
19Jan1895 Gordon Dexter (lot with 78 foot frontage) George A. Nickerson 2251 471
20Dec1893 Albert Geiger (lot with 78 foot frontage) Gordon Dexter 2170 527
18Dec1893 Augustus F. Arnold (lot with 78 foot frontage) Albert Geiger 2170 435
16Dec1893 William A. Russell (lot with 78 foot frontage) Augustus F. Arnold 2170 194
05May1885 Hales W. Suter (lot with 78 foot frontage) William A. Russell 2169 27
05May1885 William G. Weld (lot with 78 foot frontage) Hales W. Suter 1677 313
21Jul1883 George Wheatland, Jr. (lot with 6 foot frontage) William G. Weld 1606 452
02Apr1883 George Wheatland, Jr. (lot with 78 foot frontage) William G. Weld 1592 314
31Mar1883 George Wheatland, Sr. (lot with 130 foot frontage on Commonwealth) George Wheatland, Jr. 1592 177
02Jan1883 William D. Pickman; George Wheatland, Jr.; Sarah A. Fay, widow and residual devisee of William P. Fay; Samuel A. B. Abbot, administrator and trustee under the will of William P. Fay; George L. Silsbee, James J. Storrow, Dudley B. Fay, executors and trustees under the will of Richard S. Fay; Elizabeth R. Fay, widow of Richard S. Fay; and Richard D. Rogers (two-thirds interest in lot with 135 foot frontage on Commonwealth) George Wheatland, Sr. 1592 168
18Apr1876 (recorded 30Nov1877) George Wheatland, Jr. (one-third interest in lot with 185 foot frontage on Commonwealth)) George Wheatland, Sr. 1400 307
25May1872 (recorded 10Jul1879) George Wheatland, Jr. (two-thirds interest in lot with 185 foot frontage on Commonwealth) William D. Pickman and William P. Fay 1462 235
10May1872 Grenville T. W. Braman, Henry D. Hyde, and Frank W. Andrews, trustees (lot with 185 foot frontage on Commonwealth) George Wheatland, Jr. 1108 209
01Mar1872 Boston Water Power Company Grenville T. W. Braman, Henry D. Hyde, and Frank W. Andrews, trustees 1095 1
Party wall stipulations in land transfer deed with respect to wall between 295 and 297 Commonwealth
Date Grantor Grantee Book Page
21Jul1883 George Wheatland, Jr. (seller of lot at 297 Commonwealth; owner of lot at 295 Commonwealth) William G. Weld (purchaser of lot at 297 Commonwealth) 1606 452
Building restrictions in land transfer deed for the benefit of 303 Commonwealth, specifying that (a) no buildings may be erected at 297 Commonwealth except private dwelling houses (with normal outbuildings) each arranged for use by one family only; and (b) for a distance of 10 feet to the east from 303 Commonwealth no projection from the front wall of any building erected at 297 Commonwealth, other than doorsteps and cornices at the roof of the building, may be placed within 20 feet of Commonwealth Avenue.
Date Grantor Grantee Book Page
16May1899 George A. Nickerson (seller of lot at 297 Commonwealth; owner of 303 Commonwealth) Jessie Preston Draper, wife of George A. Draper (purchaser of lot at 297 Commonwealth) 2606 222