Index to Deeds: 299 Berkeley (Demolished)

The following is an index to property transfer deeds and building restrictions and agreements recorded at the Suffolk County Deed Registry from the original land purchase until the building’s demolition in 1941.  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.

 For transactions related to the successor building, see separate index for 299 Berkeley.

Transfers of Vacant Land
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
29Nov1941 Nathaniel T. Winthrop (lot with 88 foot 6 inch frontage on Marlborough) Robert F. Herrick 5962 616
Transfers of Land and Buildings
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
29Jan1941 Harold A. Rudnick Nathaniel T. Winthrop 5902 241
25Oct1940 Nathaniel T. Winthrop Harold A. Rudnick 5886 172
09Dec1938 Katharine Winthrop (one-half undivided interest) Nathaniel T. Winthrop 5762 134
06Nov1912 Frederic Winthrop (one-half undivided interest) Robert Shaw Barlow, for the use of Sarah Thayer Winthop, wife of Frederic Winthrop 3685 329
20Dec1911 Robert Shaw Barlow Frederic Winthrop and Sarah Thayer Winthrop 3509 509
20Dec1911 Frederic Winthrop Robert Shaw Barlow 3599 508
26Sep1911 J. Sumner Draper Frederic Winthrop 3573 18
12Jul1910 Lillior T. Nutting J. Sumner Draper 3467 353
12Jul1910 Robert H. Gardiner and Philip Dexter, trustees under the will of John Charles Phillips Lillior T. Nutting 3467 349
16Jul1877 Benjamin E. Bates (lot with partially completed house, with 88 foot 6 inch frontage) John C. Phillips 1389 41
Transfers of Unimproved Land
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
16Jul1877 (Recorded 3Aug1877) Jonas Fitch (lot with 113 foot 8 inch frontage) Benjamin E. Bates 1384 193
13Mar1875 (Recorded 3Aug1877) City of Boston (lot with 113 foot 8 inch frontage) (release and disclaimer of ownership  interest due to previous taking of property for unpaid taxes) Jonas Fitch 1384 193
19Jan1875 (Recorded 3Aug1877) Josiah Caldwell and Anita E. Caldwell, his wife, in her own right (lot with 113 foot 8 inch frontage) (release of interest) Jonas Fitch 1384 193
16Sep1874 Anita E. Caldwell (lot with 113 foot 8 inch frontage)  (taking of property due to unpaid taxes) City of Boston 1233 77
30Dec1873 William R. Clark, Josiah Caldwell, and Anita E. Caldwell, his wife (lot with 113 foot 8 inch frontage) (foreclosure of mortgage by Josiah and Anita Caldwell to Massachusetts Hospital Life Insurance Co., assigned to William R. Clark) Jonas Fitch 1191 285
10Sep1870 Samuel Hooper (lot with 113 foot 8 inch frontage) Anita E. Caldwell, wife of Josiah Caldwell 1023 212
15Mar1867 Harriet Putnam (lot with 26 foot frontage) Samuel Hooper 896 117
15Mar1867 Caleb William Loring, trustee for the benefit of Harriet Putnam (lot with 8 inch frontage) Samuel Hooper 896 117
17Jan1863 C. William Loring and Charles F. Choate, trustees (Lot with 27 foot frontage) Nathaniel D. Hubbard, trustee for the benefit of Harriet Putnam 821 306
18Dec1862 C. William Loring and Charles F. Choate, trustees (Lot with 26 foot frontage) Harriet Putnam, wife of John Pickering Putnam 822 131
01Nov1862 Caleb William Loring and Charles F. Choate, trustees (lot with 87 foot frontage) Samuel Hooper 818 309
02May1860 Commonwealth of Massachusetts (lot with 287 foot frontage) Caleb William Loring and Charles F. Choate, trustees on behalf of themselves, Francis B. Hayes, and Franklin Evans 778 147
Agreement to permit removal of building materials from partially completed building on lot east of 299 Berkeley
Date Party One Party Two Book Page
16Jul1877 Benjamin E. Bates (grantor of 299 Berkeley and owner of lot to east) John C. Phillips (grantee of 299 Berkeley) 1389 41
Building Restriction Provisions included in transfer of Unimproved Land, limiting height of building on portion of lot with frontage between 72 and 92 feet east of Berkeley
Date Party One Party Two Party Three Book Page
10Sep1870 Samuel Hooper (lot with 113 foot 8 inch frontage) Anita E. Caldwell, wife of Josiah Caldwell 1023 212