Index to Deeds: 349 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
04Sep1979 Andrew Saggese, Jr., trustee, Fidelity Realty Trust 349 Commonwealth Avenue Condominium 9252 272
26Dec1978 Andrew Saggese, Jr., trustee, Drew Realty Trust Andrew Saggese, Jr., trustee, Fidelity Realty Trust 9131 441
30Sep1976 Garland Junior College Andrew Saggese, Jr., trustee of Drew Realty Trust 8905 227
01May1963 Anthony W. Saveri and Sally G. Saveri, husband and wife Garland Junior College 7740 309
09Jan1962 Thomas F. Keating, Jr. Anthony W. Saveri and Sally G. Saveri, husband and wife 7620 90
29Jun1961 S. Clifford Speed Thomas F. Keating, Jr. 7568 8
01Mar1961 Darius W. Horton and Russell T. Hamlet, trustees, Three Forty Nine Commonwealth Avenue Trust S. Clifford Speed 7541 428
11May1959 Darius W. Horton Darius W. Horton and Russell T. Hamlet, trustees, Three Forty Nine Commonwealth Avenue Trust 7396 101
11May1959 Gurdon H. Reynolds and Lorena B. Reynolds, husband and wife Darius W. Horton 7394 15
12Jun1941 Massachusetts Hospital Life Insurance Company Gurdon H. Reynolds and Lorena B. Reynolds, husband and wife 5925 122
18Feb1932 Mary A. Sullivan Massachusetts Hospital Life Insurance Company 5312 102
30Jun1930 Russell S. Codman, executor of the will of Alice W. Ball Mary A. Sullivan 5193 33
23Sep1895 Luther M. Merrill, trustee for the benefit of the heirs of Silas W. Merrill (lot with 20 foot frontage and dwelling house) Alice W. Ball 2307 22
Transfers of Unimproved Land
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
15Mar1894 Mortimer B. Mason (lot with 60 foot frontage) Luther M. Merrill, trustee for the benefit of the heirs of Silas W. Merrill 2185 250
27Jan1894 Samuel D. Warren (lot with 30 foot frontage) Mortimer B. Mason 2181 76
29Nov1890 Benjamin W. Crowninshield  (lot with 30 foot frontage) Samuel D. Warren 1971 378
29Nov1890 Benjamin W. Crowninshield  (lot with 30 foot frontage) Mortimer B. Mason 1971 377
09Jan1880 Grenville T. W. Braman, Henry D. Hyde, and Henry M. Whitney, trustees (lot with 131 foot frontage) Benjamin W. Crowninshield 1481 229
12Dec1879 Chester M. Dawes (confirmatory deed with respect to the Cross Dam or Parker Street between Commonwealth Avenue and Beacon) Grenville T. W. Braman 1478 217
01Feb1879 Chester M. Dawes (the Cross Dam or Parker Street between the north side of Commonwealth Avenue and south side of Marlborough) Grenville T. W. Braman, Henry D. Hyde, Henry M. Whitney, trustees 1449 4
01Feb1879 Grenville T. W. Braman, Henry D. Hyde, and Henry M. Whitney, trustees, and Grenville T. W. Braman and Heirs of Daniel Davies, individually (the Cross Dam or Parker Street between Commonwealth Avenue and Beacon) Chester M. Dawes 1449 3
30Apr1878 Boston Water Power Company (the Cross Dam or Parker Street between Commonwealth Avenue and Beacon) Grenville T. W. Braman, Henry D. Hyde, and Henry M. Whitney, trustees, and Grenville T. W. Braman and Heirs of Daniel Davies, individually 1449 3
01Jun1877 Commonwealth of Massachusetts (release of interest in road known as the Cross Dam or Parker Street between Commonwealth Avenue and Beacon) Grenville T. W. Braman, Henry D. Hyde, and Frank W. Andrews, trustees, and Daniel Davies and Grenville T. W. Braman, individually 1377 109
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 deed
Date Grantor Grantee Book Page
15Mar1894 Mortimer B. Mason (seller of lot at 349 Commonwealth and owner of 347 Commonwealth) Luther M. Merrill, trustee for the benefit of the heirs of Silas W. Merrill (purchaser of lot at 349 Commonwealth) 2185 250
Building restrictions included in land transfer deed, stipulating that during the period of five years from February 23, 1894, no building erected at 349-351-353 Commonwealth may be used “for a hotel or apartment house, or for any purposes except as first class private residences;” and that during the same period, no building may be erected the rear wall of which is of greater distance from Commonwealth Avenue than the rear wall of 347 Commonwealth
Date Grantor Grantee Book Page
15Mar1894 Mortimer B. Mason (seller of lot at 349-351-353 Commonwealth and owner of 347 Commonwealth) Luther M. Merrill, trustee for the benefit of the heirs of Silas W. Merrill (purchaser of lot at 349-351-353 Commonwealth) 2185 250