Index to Deeds: 389 Commonwealth

The following is an index to property transfer deeds and passageway agreements recorded at the Suffolk County Deed Registry from the original land purchase through December 31, 2017.  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
05Sep1973 Arthur S. Kranseler, Ainsley S. Cassidy, and Jack Kardon. trustrees, Massachusetts Grand Lodge of the Knights of Pythias Trust James J. Daly and Daisy DePeralta-Daly, trustees, 389 Commonwealth Avenue Realty Trust 8657 537
14Mar1930 Natalie M. Farmer, wife of Allen B. Farmer Isaac Gordon, Harvey T. Pond, and Harry G. Beyer, trustees, Massachusetts Grand Lodge Knights of Pythias Trust 5171 613
21Jan1924 Kenneth L. Lindsey and Anne Currier Lindsey, his wife, in her own right Natalie M. Farmer, wife of Allen B. Farmer 4556 181
24Oct1921 Guy W. Currier and Marie G. Currier, his wife, in her own right Anne Currier Lindsey, wife of Kenneth L. Lindsey 4323 239
17May1910 Benjamin H. Woodsum Marie G. Currier, wife of Guy W. Currier 3451 540
16May1910 Harriott M. Kendall, wife of Frederick Kendall Benjamin H. Woodsum 3451 156
09May1901 Elizabeth Kendall Harriott M. Kendall 2753 495
19Jun1893 George Wheatland, Jr. Elizabeth Kendall, wife of Josiah B. Kendall 2143 37
19Jun1893 Josiah B. Kendall (foreclosure of mortgage given by George Wheatland, Jr., assigned by him to the Naumkeag National Bank of Salem, foreclosed by the bank and sold to George Wheatland, Jr. George Wheatland, Jr. 2143 33
23Nov1888 George Wheatland, Jr. (lot with 23.99 foot frontage and dwelling house) Josiah B. Kendall 1852 264
Transfers of Unimproved Land
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
20Jun1885 Henry M. Whitney (land with 160.81 foot frontage on Commonwealth and 144.73 foot frontage on Marlborough) George Wheatland, Jr. 1682 369
06Apr1885 Francis W. Palfrey, Francis A. Osborn, and Grenville T. W. Braman, trustees of Commonwealth Avenue Lands (confirmatory deed) Henry M. Whitney 1672 628
20Mar1885 Francis A. Osborn and Grenville T. W. Braman, a majority of the trustees of Commonwealth Avenue Lands (Francis W. Palfrey, the remaining trustee, being absent from Massachusetts) Henry M. Whitney 1671 41
29Nov1884 George F. Richardson, Grenville T. W. Braman, and Benjamin F. Brooks, trustees under a bond indenture with the Boston Water Power Company dated 1Jun1874 (confirmatory deed) Henry M. Whitney 1666 625
24Nov1882 Dwight Foster, Gilman Collamore, and George F. Richardson, trustees under a bond indenture with the Boston Water Power Company dated 1Jun1874 (foreclosure of mortgage) Henry M. Whitney 1580 257
01Jun1880 Dwight Foster, Gilman Collamore, and George F. Richardson, trustees under a bond indenture with the Boston Water Power Company dated 1Jun1874 (release) Francis W. Palfrey, Francis A. Osborn, and Grenville T. W. Braman, trustees of Commonwealth Avenue Lands 1495 6
01Jun1880 Boston Water Power Company Francis W. Palfrey, Francis A. Osborn, and Grenville T. W. Braman, trustees of Commonwealth Avenue Lands 1495 9
Agreement with by owners of land between the south side of Marlborough and north side of Commonwealth, west of West Chester Park: (1) establishing (a) a 16 foot  wide passageway running west from Massachusetts Avenue between the lots at 424-428 Marlborough and 47-51 Massachusetts Avenue to the north and the lots at 371-377 Commonwealth to the south; (b) a 14 foot wide passageway running south from Marlborough and connecting with the 16 foot passageway; and (c) a five foot wide passageway running west from the intersection of the 16 foot wide passageway and the 14 foot wide passageway, ending at the eastern boundary of 391 Commonwealth; and (2) specifying that owners of properties on either side of 14 foot passageway (i.e., 428 Marlborough and 430 Marlborough) may “project bay windows and other similar projections at height not less than thirteen feet above the ground and not extending beyond to center of the way.”
15Mar1886 George Wheatland, Jr. (owner of land west of lots at 428 Marlborough and 377 Commonwealth) Henry Lee, H. Hollis Hunnewell, and Augustus Lowell (owners of lots at 424-428 Marlborough, 47-51 Massachusetts Avenue, and 371-377 Commonwealth 1717 17