Index to Deeds: 318 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
01Dec1977 Betty Bishop 318 Commonwealth Avenue Condominium 9034 483
27Apr1977 Roscoe W. Brooks, Joseph W. Lund, and Benjamin Nesson, trustees, 318 Commonwealth Avenue Trust Betty Bishop 8950 424
11Sep1974 Marguerite D. Gavin Roscoe W. Brooks, Joseph W. Lund, and Benjamin Nesson, trustees, 318 Commonwealth Avenue Trust 8739 706
24May1972 Marguerite D. Gavin, Roscoe W. Brooks, and Joseph Lund. trustees, 318 Commonwealth Avenue Trust Marguerite D. Gavin 8527 673
31May1955 318 Commonwealth Avenue, Inc. Basil Gavin, Marguerite D. Gavin, and Roscoe W. Brooks, trustees, 318 Commonwealth Avenue Trust 7061 140
13Feb1948 Marguerite Davis Lynch 318 Commonwealth Avenue, Inc. 6407 578
31Dec1947 The Boston Management Corporation Marguerite Davis Lynch 6407 577
28Nov1947 Signe I. Gavin The Boston Management Corporation 6390 294
27Aug1945 Laura E. Kimball Signe I. Gavin 6172 555
23Aug1945 The Boston Management Corporation Laura E. Kimball 6172 552
31Dec1938 Charles S. Kimball and Laura E. Kimball, husband and wife The Boston Management Corporation 5766 444
31Dec1938 First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Boston Charles S. Kimball and Laura E. Kimball, husband and wife 5766 441
29Apr1938 Charles G. Densmore (foreclosure of mortgage) First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Boston 5726 582
18May1936 Frederick E. Johnston Charles G. Densmore 5600 171
28May1934 Phyllis Frank (foreclosure of mortgage assumed by subsequent owners) Frederick E. Johnston 5457 362
18Nov1933 (recorded 9May1934) Phyllis Frank The Designers Art School, Inc. 5452 547
25Sep1933 George J. Wilson Phyllis Frank 5408 204
26Feb1931 Jessie L. Hobbs George J. Wilson 5245 188
12Sep1923 John P. Fay Jessie L. Hobbs, wife of Conrad Hobbs 4515 505
12Sep1923 Conrad Hobbs (60/180ths ); Henrietta H. Beal (27/180ths); Conrad Hobbs and Everett Morss, trustees under the fourth clause of the will of Warren D. Hobbs (63/180ths); and Conrad Hobbs and Newell L. Cutler, trustees under the fifth clause of the will of Warren D. Hobbs (30/180ths) John P. Fay 4515 503
02Apr1915 Conrad Hobbs and Jessie L. Hobbs, his wife, in her own right Warren D. Hobbs 3873 401
07Nov1908 William J. Stober Jessie L. Hobbs, wife of Conrad Hobbs 3321 143
07Nov1908 Conrad Hobbs William J. Stober 3321 142
29Apr1908 Harry L. Bagley Conrad Hobbs 3277 322
29Apr1908 Mary C. Shepard Harry L. Bagley 3277 321
05Sep1882 John W. Shapleigh (lot with 24 foot frontage and dwelling house) Mary C. Shepard, wife of Edward O. Shepard 1571 332
Transfers of Unimproved Land
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
21Mar1881 Frank N. Thayer and William H. Lincoln (lot with 48 foot frontage) John W. Shapleigh 1518 433
23Oct1879 John Worster (lot with 13.41 foot frontage) Frank N. Thayer and William H. Lincoln 1473 271
01Apr1879 Caleb H. Warner and Charles F. Smith, trustees (lot with 62 foot 3 inch frontage) Frank N. Thayer and William H. Lincoln, partners doing business as Thayer and Lincoln 1451 307
22Oct1877 Albert J. Fernald (lot with 44 foot 9 inch frontage) John Worster 1396 196
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 Caleb H. Warner and Charles F. Smith 1329 63
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
10Feb1859 David Sears David Sears, Jr., Frederick Richard Sears, and Knyvet Winthrop Sears 819 233
Party Wall Agreements
Date Party One Party Two Book Page
21Mar1881 Frank N. Thayer (owner of lot at 316 Commonwealth) John W. Shapleigh (owner of lot at 318 Commonwealth) 1518 437
Building restriction included in land transfer deed stipulating that the land on Newbury Street between Herford and a line 90 feet 3 inches west of Hereford shall be occupied only by dwelling houses, and that any dwelling house built on the land between Hereford Street and a line 60 feet west of Hereford shall face Hereford Street
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
01Apr1879 Caleb H. Warner and Charles F. Smith, trustees (sellers of lot with 62 foot 3 inch frontage; and owners of lot at corner of northwest corner of Newbury and Hereford with 90 foot 3 inch frontage on Newbury) Frank N. Thayer and William H. Lincoln, partners doing business as Thayer and Lincoln (purchasers of lot with 62 foot 3 inch frontage 1451 307
Building restriction included in land transfer deed stipulating that, for a period of ten years, no stable will be built on Newbury Street east of a line 610.66 feet west of Gloucester Street without the consent of grantee
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
23Oct1879 John Worster (sell of lot with 13.41 foot frontage) Frank N. Thayer and William H. Lincoln (purchaser of lot with 13.41 foot frontage) 1473 271
Building restriction agreement by the owners of the property on the south side of Commonwealth between Hereford and West Chester Park, establishing setback requirements for Commonwealth, and reserving land for a sixteen foot wide passageway running parallel with Commonwealth between Commonwealth and Newbury
Date Parties Book Page
07Dec1878 D. N. Skillings; C. H. Warner and C. F. Smith, trustees, and John Worster 1443 145