Index to Deeds: 308 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
10Nov1977 Kevin O’Reilly, trustee, 308 Commonwealth Avenue Trust 308 Commonwealth Condominium 9007 368
25Mar1977 Edward E. Zuker Kevin O’Reilly, trustee, 308 Commonwealth Avenue Trust 8942 299
01Nov1976 Sanroma Realty, Inc. Edward E. Zuker 8911 658
23May1961 Chip Realty, Inc. Sanroma Realty, Inc. 7560 5
31May1955 High Realty Corp. Chip Realty, Inc. 7060 164
03Feb1955 Langden Realty Corp. High Realty Corp. 7031 429
30Dec1952 Gertrude M. Saklad, Celia D. Masters, Lillian G. Fleisher, Martin Ziman, and Stanley Ziman, partners doing business as Ziman Realty Company Langden Realty Corp. 6837 279
27Dec1941 Gertrude M. Saklad, Celia D. Masters, Lillian G. Fleisher, and Martin Ziman, and Theodore Fleisher, guardian of Stanley Ziman, a minor Ziman Realty Company 5965 154
27Dec1941 Louis D. Ziman Gertrude M. Saklad, Celia D. Masters, Lillian G. Fleisher, and Martin Ziman, and Theodore Fleisher, guardian of Stanley Ziman, a minor 5965 153
26Apr1939 Franklin Savings Bank of the City of Boston Louis D. Ziman 5785 566
03Apr1939 Augustus F. Arnold (foreclosure of mortgage given by Augustus Arnold to the Boston Safe Deposit and Trust Company and assigned by them to the Franklin Savings Bank; mortgage assumed by subsequent owners) Franklin Savings Bank of the City of Boston 5783 285
15Jul1902 Andrew G. Webster and Arthur Reed, trustees for the benefit of Mary Moulton Webster, Ella E. Hill, Clara E. Webster, Frances Maria Webster, and Mary Alba Webster Frances Webster Eldredge and Alba Webster Dwight 2900 243
15Apr1901 David L. Webster (one-half undivided interest) Andrew G. Webster and Arthur Reed, trustees for the benefit of Mary Moulton Webster, Ella E. Hill, Clara E. Webster, Frances Maria Webster, and Mary Alba Webster 2755 49
16Nov1894 Augustus K. Arnold David L. Webster (one-half undivided interest) and Andrew G. Webster and Arthur Reed, trustees for the benefit of Mary Moulton Webster, Ella E. Hill, Clara E. Webster, Frances Maria Webster, and Mary Alba Webster (one-half undivided interest) 2239 301
16Nov1894 David L. Webster (one-half undivided interest) and Andrew G. Webster and Arthur Reed, trustees for the benefit of Mary Moulton Webster, Ella E. Hill, Clara E. Webster, Frances Maria Webster, and Mary Alba Webster (one-half undivided interest) Augustus K. Arnold 2239 293
01Oct1892 Mary Moulton Webster, Ella E. Hill, Clara E. Webster, Frances Maria Webster, and Mary Alba Webster Andrew G. Webster and Arthur Reed, trustees for the benefit of Mary Moulton Webster, Ella E. Hill, Clara E. Webster, Frances Maria Webster, and Mary Alba Webster 2087 449
01Oct1892 Mary Moulton and Andrew G. Webster, surviving trustees under the will of John G. Webster Mary Alba Webster, to the use of Mary Moulton Webster, Ella E. Hill, Clara E. Webster, Frances Maria Webster, and Mary Alba Webster 2087 449
02Mar1891 George W. Nason (lot with 50 front frontage and building) David L. Webster (one-half undivided interest) and Daniel W. Gooch, Mary M. Webster, and Andrew G. Webster, trustees under the will of John G. Webster (one-half undivided interest) 1985 11
Transfers of Unimproved Land
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
14Nov1888 James N. Thompson and Joseph Feldman (lot with 50 foot frontage) George W. Nason 1849 261
14Nov1888 Charles W. Pierce (lot with 50 foot frontage) Joseph Feldman and James N. Thompson 1849 257
11Mar1881 William D. Pickman and Jacob C. Rogers (lot with 104 foot 7.5 inch frontage) Charles W. Pierce 1518 581
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 with respect to (a) windows inserted by 308-310 Commonwealth in the party wall with 40 Hereford, and (b) pipe constructed by 308-310 Commonwealth connecting the soil pipe at 40 Hereford to the roof of 308-310 Commonwealth for the benefit of 308-310 Commonwealth
Date of Deed Party One Party Two Book Page
24Jan1894 David L. Webster and Andrew G. Webster and Arthur Reed, trustees for the benefit of Mary Moulton Webster, Ella E. Hill, Clara E. Webster, Frances Maria Webster, and Mary Alba Webster (owners of 308-310 Commonwealth) Jane W. Sargent (owner of 40 Hereford) 2183 510
Party wall agreement with respect to the wall between 308-310 Commonwealth and 40 Hereford
Date of Deed Party One Party Two Book Page
15Nov1888 Jane W. Sargent (owner of lot at 40 Hereford) George W. Nason (owner of lot at 308-310 Commonwealth) 1850 122
Party wall agreement with respect to the wall between 306 Commonwealth and 308 Commonwealth
Date of Deed Party One Party Two Book Page
14Nov1888 Charles W. Pierce (owner of lot at 306 Commonwealth) George W. Nason (owner of lot at 308 Commonwealth) 1849 262
Building restrictions included in land transfer deed for the benefit of 308 Commonwealth specifying that (1) no building shall be erected at 306 Commonwealth the main part of which extends further south from Commonwealth Avenue than the following lines: from a point on the western boundary 64 feet 4 inches south of Commonwealth, running southeast at an angle of 45 degrees until intersection with a second line extending west from a point on the eastern boundary of the premises by a line parallel to and 64 feet south of Commonwealth, except that (a) the basement may extend one foot further, and (b) an ell may be constructed on the eastern boundary, being no more than three stories and extending no further than 92 feet from Commonwealth and not more than 12 feet 4 feet from the eastern boundary (but allowing a bay to extend on the rear of the ell one foot); (2) 308 Commonwealth reserves the right to maintain windows in the party wall, subject to the grantees right “to build against and close up any of said windows and restore the party wall the same may become necessary in the erection of any building upon the granted premises or of any addition thereto.”
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
25Jan1897 David L. Webster (one-half undivided interest) and Andrew G. Webster and Arthur Reed, trustees for the benefit of Mary Moulton Webster, Ella E. Hill, Clara E. Webster, Frances Maria Webster, and Mary Alba Webster (one-half undivided interest) (sellers of 306 Commonwealth; owners of 308 Commonwealth) Augustus F. Arnold (purchaser of 306 Commonwealth) 2416 458
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