Index to Deeds: 31 Massachusetts Avenue

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 property 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
30Mar1981 Stratford, Inc. Stratford Condominium 9714 66
09Oct1980 Barrett N. Samuels, Burton Samuels, and Martin A. Samuels, trustees under trust dated 2Jan1964 Stratford, Inc. 9714 52
11Jun1964 Charles T. Bullock Bartnett N. Samuels, Martin A. Samuels, and Burton Samuels, trustees under trust dated 2Jan1964 7854 380
03Nov1960 George J. Colantino and Charles G. Martignette, trustees, Three Fifty Two Beacon Realty Trust Charles T. Bullock 7519 7
30Sep1958 M. Harry Golburgh, trustee, Jon-Roy Trust George J. Colantino and Charles G. Martignette, trustees, Three Fifty Two Beacon Realty Trust 7344 434
23Dec1953 Harry A. Hamacher M. Harry Golburgh, trustee, Jon-Roy Trust 6925 440
30Mar1951 Edna H. Lipson, trustee, Edna Realty Trust Harry A. Hamacher 6683 123
21Dec1950 Norman Lipson Realty, Inc. Edna H. Lipson, trustee, Edna Realty Trust 6683 121
05Dec1950 Norman Lipson Norman Lipson Realty, Inc. 6658 268
05Sep1950 Gladys Farrell Norman Lipson 6638 397
05Sep1950 Philip S. Parker, Jr. Gladys Farrell 6635 472
16Jan1950 Lillian C. Kyle, formerly Lillian Y. Chandler, and Inez U. Harrison Philip S. Parker, Jr. 6578 524
28Apr1944 Home Savings Bank Lillian Y. Chandler and Inez U. Harrison 6090 386
24Apr1944 Lillian Y. Chandler and Inez U. Harrison Home Savings Bank 6090 385
12Jun1936 Frances F. Grabiel Lillian Y. Chandler and Inez U. Harrison 5607 81
26Nov1935 Home Savings Bank Frances F. Grabiel 5575 277
04Jan1934 George H. Harding Home Savings Bank 5426 188
03Jan1934 Agnes H. Carlson George H. Harding 5426 187
03Sep1931 Hardcastle C. Allison Agnes H. Carlson 5425 15
07Mar1931 (recorded 4Jan1934) Mary E. McDonough (foreclosure of mortgage given to Edward E. Rice; foreclosed by him and sold to Hardcastle Allison) Hardcastle C. Allison 5247 177
15May1929 Ray C. Johnson Mary E. McDonough 5100 599
12Jan1928 John H. McClary and Julia A. McClary, husband and wife Ray C. Johnson 4969 478
07Feb1924 Thomas E. Rothwell John H. McClary and Julia A. McClary, husband and wife 4548 103
07Feb1924 Samuel L. Ayres and Sarah Otis Ayres, his wife, in her own right Thomas E. Rothwell 4548 101
01May1922 William J. Stober Sarah Otis Ayres, wife of Samuel L. Ayres 4363 285
01May1922 James J. Brennan William J. Stober 4363 284
09Dec1921 Ralph R. Jacobs James J. Brennan 4333 359
01Dec1920 John D. MacLeod Ralph R. Jacobs 4266 292
28Jun1919 Annie L. Richards John D. MacLeod 4149 70
21Dec1904 Edward E. Drew Annie L. Richards 3011 439
21Dec1904 George F. Manning and George A. Gibson, executors of the will of Charles H. Hayden Edward E. Drew 3011 434
12May1892 Edwin B. Horn (lot with 38 foot frontage and building) Charles H. Hayden 2058 623
Transfers of Unimproved Land
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
07Mar1891 Henry Lee, H. Hollis Hunnewell, and Augustus Lowell (lot with 38 foot frontage) Edwin B. Horn 1985 179
20Feb1883 Grenville T. W. Braman, Henry D. Hyde, and Henry M. Whitney, trustees (Lot with 125 foot frontage on Beacon and 246.77 frontage on Massachusetts Avenue) Henry Lee, H. Hollis Hunnewell, and Augustus Lowell 1588 434
01Jun1880 Boston Water Power Company Grenville T. W. Braman, Henry D. Hyde, and Henry M. Whitney, trustees 1495 35
01Mar1872 Boston Water Power Company Grenville T. W. Braman, Henry D. Hyde, and Frank W. Andrews, trustees 1095 1
Right of passage over and drainage under the four foot wide passageway and six foot passageway leading to the alley, as shown on plan recorded with Book 1717, p. 17 (15Mar1886)
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
07Mar1891 Henry Lee, H. Hollis Hunnewell, and Augustus Lowell Edwin B. Horn 1985 179
Party Wall Agreement
Date of Deed Party One Party Two Book Page
14Oct1889 Henry Lee, H. Hollis Hunnewell, and Augustus Lowell (owners of lot at 31 Massachusetts Avenue) Edwin B. Horn (owner of lot at 421-423 Marlborough/33-35 Massachusetts Avenue) 1904 185
Agreement by the owners of land on Beacon and Marlborough between West Chester Park (Massachusetts Avenue) and Ipswich Street (Charlesgate East) (1) providing for a sixteen foot wide passageway between the lots on Beacon and the lots on Marlborough to a point about 452 feet west of Massachusetts Avenue and then turning south to connect with Marlborough; and (2) establishing a setback requirement for a portion of the north side of Marlborough, specifically requiring that (a) buildings on lots located between Massachusetts Avenue and 125 feet west thereof must be set back 10 feet from Marlborough, and (b) buildings located on lots between 125 feet and 323.66 feet west of Massachusetts Avenue must be set back by a line that is 10 feet north of Marlborough on the east (at a point 125 feet west of Massachusetts Avenue) and 5 feet north of Marlborough on the west (at a point 323.33 feet west of Massachusetts Avenue); and further providing that that steps, porticos, and other usual projections appurtenant to the front wall of a building are permitted in the reserved space, and bays and bows are permitted in the reserved space subject to dimensional limitations.
Date Party One Party Two Party Three Book Page
10Jun1885 Francis W. Palfrey, Francis A. Osborn, and Grenville T. W. Braman, trustees (owners of lot running from Charlesgate East to a point on Beacon 200 feet west of Massachusetts Avenue and to a point on Marlborough 323.66 feet west of Massachusetts Avenue) Henry M. Whitney (owner of lot with 75 foot frontage on Beacon and 198.66 feet on Marlborough) Henry Lee, H. Hollis Hunnewell, and Augustus Lowell (owners of lot with 125 foot frontage on Beacon and Marlborough) 1685 433