Index to Deeds: 303 Commonwealth

The following is an index to property transfer deeds 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
05Oct1977 Myrna Esser 303 Commonwealth Condominium 8999 53
18Jun1968 Portia Law School Myrna Esser, wife of Kurt Esser 8209 168
14Jun1967 Alexander L. Cochrane, Robert Proctor, and State Street Bank and Trust Company,  executors of and trustees under the will of Vivian W. Pickman; and Alexander L. Cochrane, individually Portia Law School 8133 501
10Apr1931 Gertrude F. Thomas Dudley L. Pickman, Jr. 5252 333
15Apr1907 Ellen F. T. Nickerson Gertrude F. Thomas, wife of Isaac R. Thomas 3210 337
Transfers of Unimproved Land
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
19Feb1898 William P. Ellison (lot with 1 foot frontage) Ellen F. T. Nickerson 2508 213
19Feb1898 George A. Nickerson (lot with 1 foot frontage) William P. Ellison 2508 212
22Apr1895 Charles S. Rackemann (lot with 32 foot frontage) Ellen F. T. Nickerson, wife of George A. Nickerson 2270 519
22Apr1895 George A. Nickerson (lot with 32 foot frontage) Charles S. Rackemann 2270 518
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 deeds
Date Grantor Grantee Book Page
23Jul1883 William G. Weld (seller of lot at 305 Commonwealth; owner of lot at 303 Commonwealth) Harriet Thayer (purchaser of lot at 305 Commonwealth) 1606 454
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