Index to Deeds: 298 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
24Sep1984 Back Bay Restoration Company, LP 298 Commonwealth Condominium 11182 135
15Dec1976 Bernard P. Rome, trustee in bankruptcy under Article II of the Plan of Arrangement of Chamberlayne School and Chamberlayne Junior College in Chapter XI Proceedings Back Bay Restorations Company, LP 8927 90
11Jun1975 Chamberlayne School and Chamberlayne Junior College Bernard P. Rome, trustee in bankruptcy under Article II of the Plan of Arrangement of Chamberlayne School and Chamberlayne Junior College in Chapter XI Proceedings 8897 87
28Dec1961 21 Commonwealth Avenue, Inc. Chamberlayne School and Chamberlayne Junior College 7615 595
09Aug1961 Alice E. Donoghue 21 Commonwealth Avenue, Inc. 7582 80
18Jun1942 Helen V. Foley Alice E. Donoghue 5990 285
18Jun1942 Dorothy M. O’Hara Helen V. Foley 5990 283
01Oct1929 Mary MacCalduff, wife of Joseph L. MacCalduff Dorothy M. O’Hara, wife of Francis J. O’Hara 5134 448
29Mar1929 Francis J. O’Hara Mary MacCalduff, wife of Joseph L. MacCalduff 5134 446
25Jul1928 Alice A. Carter, Nina Carter, John H. North, Frank A. North, Margaret B. Haynes, and Virginia M. Haynes Francis J. O’Hara 5024 44
22Jul1928 Frank A. North, executor of the will of Thomas N. Hart Francis J. O’Hara 5024 45
23Sep1921 Thomas N. Hart (one-half undivided interest) Abbie Hart Ernst 4318 179
27Jan1882 John W. Shapleigh and Samuel M. Shapleigh (lot with 24 foot frontage and dwelling house) Elizabeth S. Hart, wife of Thomas N. Hart 1550 12
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 and Samuel M. Shapleigh 1495 621
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
Party Wall Agreement
Date of Deed Party One Party Two Book Page
10Jul1880 William D. Pickman and Jacob C. Rogers (owners of lot at 300 Commonwealth) John W. Shapleigh and Samuel M. Shapleigh (owners of lot at 298 Commonwealth) 1497 622
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