Index to Deeds: 351 Commonwealth

The following is an index to property transfer deeds 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
28Jan1981 Eastmare Corporation, Ltd. The 351 Commonwealth Condominium 9661 289
31Dec1980 Kevin O’Reilly, trustee, 357 Mozart Trust Eastmare Corporation, Ltd. 9635 53
24Oct1978 Eugene Y. Chen and Helen Chen, husband and wife Kevin O’Reilly, trustee, 357 Mozart Trust 9110 482
04Sep1956 National Realty Company, Inc. Eugene Y. Chen and Helen Chen, husband and wife 7180 574
31May1955 Minna L. Hunnewell, George H. Lyman, Jr., Ellen L. Parkinson, and Ruth L. Almy, all of the heirs at law of Caroline Amory Lyman (Release) National Realty Company, Inc. 7060 449
31May1955 George H. Lyman, Jr., and Walter Hunnewell, trustees under the will of Gardner Brewer for the benefit of Caroline Amory Lyman National Realty Company, Inc. 7060 447
07Mar1895 Luther M. Merrill, trustee for the benefit of the heirs of Silas W. Merrill (lot with 22 foot frontage and dwelling house) Caroline Croft, trustee under the will of Gardner Brewer for the benefit of Caroline Amory Lyman 2262 257
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
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 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