Index to Deeds: 405 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 until conversion of the property 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
23Nov1979 Back Bay Condominium Corp. 405 Commonwealth Condominium 9317 268
23Nov1979 Marvin M. Glick, trustee, 405 Realty Trust Back Bay Condominium Corp. 9317 265
13Aug1976 Lawrence I. Galer, Michael Master Galer, and Leo Dunn, trustees under trust dated 17Jan1965 Marvin M. Glick, trustee, 405 Realty Trust 8892 123
22Sep1950 James B. Regan and Susan C. Regan, husband and wife Maurice Galer 6639 520
15Jul1949 Adams Apartments, Inc. James B. Regan and Susan C. Regan, husband and wife 6532 389
06Mar1940 Josephine J. Wardrobe Adams Apartments, Inc. 5841 124
08Oct1937 State Street Trust Company and Edward B. Miles, executors of the will of Mary H. DuBois Josephine J. Wardrobe 5691 202
Transfers of Unimproved Land
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
24Mar1900 J. Malcolm Forbes (lot with 25 foot frontage) Mary H. DuBois, wife of Loren G. DuBois 2672 140
19Feb1887 Louis Curtis (lot with 104.77 foot frontage) J. Malcolm Forbes 1760 278
08Jan1886 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 (lot with 104.77 foot frontage) Louis Curtis 1709 523
01Jun1880 Dwight Foster, Gilman Collamore, and George F. Richardson, trustees under a bond indenture with the Boston Water Power Company dated 1Jun1874 (release) Francis A. Palfrey, Francis A. Osborn, and Grenville T. W. Braman, trustees of Commonwealth Avenue Lands 1495 6
01Jun1880 Boston Water Power Company Francis A. 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
10Apr1900 Walter G. Chase (owner of lot at 407 Commonwealth) Mary H. DuBois (owner of lot at 405 Commonwealth) 2676 50
27Feb1900 J. Malcolm Forbes (owner of lot at 405 Commonwealth) Samuel Carr (owner of lot at 403 Commonwealth) 2668 67
Agreements with respect to windows with shutters installed into the party walls by 403 Commonwealth and 407 Commonwealth specifying the right of the owner of 405 Commonwealth to have the shutters removed and windows closed up
Date of Deed Party One Party Two Book Page
23Dec1901 Samuel Carr (owner of 403 Commonwealth) Mary H. DuBois (owner of 405 Commonwealth) 2798 568
22Nov1901 Louise Amory, wife of William Amory (owner of 407 Commonwealth) Mary H. DuBois (owner of 405 Commonwealth) 2792 510
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
08Jan1886 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 (sellers of lot with 104.77 foot frontage) Louis Curtis 1709 523
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