Index to Deeds: 401 Commonwealth

The following is an index to property transfer deeds and party wall, use, and building restriction 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
07Apr2006 Ara G. Barsoumian, trustee, ARSTAR Realty Trust Marl-Arden LLC 39367 229
20Oct2004 Stalin Colinet Ara G. Barsoumian, trustee, ARSTAR Realty Trust 35729 62
08Oct2004 Robert J. Barstow Stalin Colinet 35723 292
30Jul2004 Robert J. Barstow, trustee, Barstow Realty Trust Robert J. Barstow 35143 245
10Jan1970 Massachusetts Bay United Fund, Inc. Robert J. Barstow and Jean M. Barstow, trustees, Barstow Realty Trust 8337 684
26Dec1968 First National Bank of Boston Massachusetts Bay United Fund, Inc. 8253 90
30Dec1947 The Alexander Corporation First National Bank of Boston 6397 112
30Dec1947 Lena L. Steinert (confirmatory release of dower interest) The Alexander Corporation 6397 110
11Feb1936 Robert S. Steinert, trustee under the will of Alexander Steinert The Alexander Corporation 5584 635
07Jun1907 Hannah B. Brown Alexander Steinert 3217 283
Transfers of Unimproved Land
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
08Jun1895 Leverett S. Tuckerman and Francis Peabody, Jr., trustees under the will of William G. Saltonstall (lot with 26 foot frontage) Atherton T. Brown 2283 356
13Jan1886 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) (lot with 52 foot frontage) William G. Saltonstall 1709 582
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
Party Wall Agreements
Date of Deed Party One Party Two Book Page
23Jul1901 Atherton T. Brown (owner of lot at 401 Commonwealth) Alexander Agassiz (owner of lot at 397 Commonwealth) 2771 332
23Jul1901 Atherton T. Brown (owner of lot at 401 Commonwealth) Samuel Carr (owner of lot at 403 Commonwealth) 2769 587
Building and use restrictions included in land transfer deed, specifying that no building on the premises may be used as a stable, and that no building of more than one story in height may be erected within thirty feet of Marlborough
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
13Jan1886 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) (sellers of lot with 52 foot frontage) William G. Saltonstall (purchaser of lot with 52 foot frontage) 1709 582
Agreement by owners of land on the north and south sides of Marlborough between West Chester Park (Massachusetts Avenue) and the Beacon entrance to Back Bay Park (Charlesgate East) requiring that buildings must be set back 5 feet from Marlborough except for projections as specified in Book 1588, p. 434 (20Feb1883) [which provided that steps, porticos, and other usual projections appurtenant to the front wall of a building would be permitted in the reserved space, and bays and bows would be permitted in the reserved space subject to dimensional limitations as set forth in the deed].  This 5 foot setback requirement was modified with respect to the north side of Marlborough by a subsequent agreement dated 10Jun1885 (Book 1685, p. 433)
Date of Deed Party One Party Two Book Page
20Feb1883 Francis A. Osborn and Grenville T. W. Braman, a majority of the trustees of the Commonwealth Avenue Lands, Francis W. Palfrey, the remaining trustee, being absent from Massachusetts Grenville T. W. Braman, Henry D. Hyde, and Henry M. Whitney, trustees 1588 437