Index to Deeds: 37 Commonwealth

The following is an index to property transfer deeds and party wall and building agreements recorded at the Suffolk County Deed Registry from the original land purchase until conversion of the building into condominiums.  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
06Jun2011 Mark Balk, trustee 37 Commonwealth Avenue Nominee Trust The 37 Commonwealth Avenue Condominium 48004 318
28Jun2010 Joseph R. Jenkins, trustee, 37 Commonwealth Realty Trust II Mark Balk, trustee 37 Commonwealth Avenue Nominee Trust 46591 42
01Dec2008 Joseph R. Jenkins, trustee, 37 Commonwealth Realty Trust Joseph R. Jenkins, trustee, 37 Commonwealth Realty Trust II 44443 217
04Nov2005 Steven A. Ostrow Joseph R. Jenkins, trustee, 37 Commonwealth Realty Trust 38425 142
03Nov2005 Commonwealth Avenue Real Estate, LLP Steven A. Ostrow 38425 139
01Jun1998 Laurence E. Hardoon, Patricia M. Quinn, and Paul S. Samson Commonwealth Avenue Real Estate, LLP 22519 29
12Feb1997 Laurence E. Hardoon, and Paul S. Samson (one quarter undivided each interest to Laurence Hardoon and Patricia Quinn; one half undivided interest to Paul Samson) Laurence E. Hardoon, Patricia M. Quinn, and Paul S. Samson 22519 26
28Apr1977 J. Merritt Brown, Richard J. Cammarata, and Jack E. Roberts, trustees, BCR Realty Trust Laurence E. Hardoon and Paul S. Samson 8952 22
10May1973 Vincent F. Leahy and Robert M. Zimmerman, guardians of Donald Edward Devine J. Merritt Brown, Richard J. Cammarata, and Jack E. Roberts, trustees, BCR Realty Trust 8627 55
16Mar1973 Milton S. Schwartz Donald Edward Devine, care of Robert M. Zimmerman, guardian 8627 52
22Dec1969 Quabin Realty, Inc. Milton Schwartz 8348 589
15Dec1969 Russell J. Amaral, trustee, Ramsey Realty Trust Quabin Realty, Inc. 8332 269
19Nov1968 Theodora Perry and Robert Emmons, Jr., trustees, Litchfield Realty Trust Russell J. Amaral, trustee, Ramsey Realty Trust 8247 644
20Mar1967 Maurice E. Goldberg, trustee, M. E. Goldberg Charitable and Educational Trust Theodora Perry and Robert Emmons, Jr., trustees, Litchfield Realty Trust 8106 204
09Mar1959 Walter S. Gainey Maurice E. Goldberg, trustee, M. E. Goldberg Charitable and Educational Trust 7381 596
12Mar1948

(recorded 18Dec1953)

William A. Sargent Walter S. Gainey 6924 25
28Apr1938 (recorded 12Mar1948) Ray C. Johnson William A. Sargent 6412 326
28Apr1938 Massachusetts Hospital Life Insurance Company Ray C. Johnson 5722 603
25Aug1933 Lucy E. Choate (foreclosure of mortgage) Massachusetts Hospital Life Insurance Company 5407 16
19Sep1923 Orin S. Green Lucy S. Choate 4506 403
17May1923 William H. Agry, trustee Orin S. Green 4469 141
31Jul1922 John Tilton McClintock William H. Agry, trustee 4385 562
03Jul1922 Ludovica D. Graham John Tilton McClintock 4385 561
10May1915 Arthur F. Johnson Ludovica D. Graham, wife of John M. Graham 3879 542
10May1915 John M. Graham Arthur F. Johnson 3879 541
20Mar1902 William Howell Reed and Grace E. Reed, his wife John M. Graham 2815 223
02Dec1874 Edwin F. Atkins Mary Atkins, wife of Elisha Atkins 1251 160
02Dec1874 Elisha Atkins Edwin F. Atkins 1248 230
Transfers of Unimproved Land: Lot with 28 Foot Frontage
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
13Oct1871 Mary Pratt, formerly Mary Pratt, Jr. Elisha Atkins 1075 261
13Feb1863 Commonwealth of Massachusetts Mary Pratt, Jr., and Sarah P. Pratt 824 64
Transfers of Unimproved Land: Lot with 2 Foot Frontage
01Jul1871 (recorded 16Dec1874) Samuel H. Walley (lot with 2 foot frontage) Elisha Atkins 1248 229
17Nov1866 Henshaw B. Walley (lot with 28 foot frontage) Samuel H. Walley 889 134
08Apr1865 Thomas J. Lee Henshaw B. Walley 867 186
05May1864 Charles Heath and George H. Kuhn, trustees under the will of Freeman Allen Thomas J. Lee 844 89
31Oct1860 Commonwealth of Massachusetts Freeman Allen 789 222
Party Wall Agreements
Date Party One Party Two Book Page
27Mar1888 Mary E. Atkins, wife of Elisha Atkins, in her own right, and Elisha Atkins (owners of 37 Commonwealth) Henry Mason (owner of 39 Commonwealth) 1832 335
Agreement permitting windows in the party wall between 37 and 39 Commonwealth until such time as they are obstructed or closed up by an addition at 39 Commonwealth
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
01Dec1874 Isaac D. Farnsworth (owner of 39 Commonwealth) Elisha Atkins (owner of 37 Commonwealth) 1248 230