Index to Deeds: 407 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
18Oct2012 HD 407-411 LLC (407-409-411 Commonwealth) The Bradley Condominium 50350 164
02Nov2010 Terra Green II LLC (407-409-411 Commonwealth) HD 407-411 LLC 47191 145
28Jun2005 Simmons College (407-409-411-413-415 Commonwealth and 24 Charlesgate East) Terra Green II LLC 37430 282
21Oct1977 Garland Junior College (407-409-411-413-415 Commonwealth and 24 Charlesgate East) Simmons College 8999 551
21Mar1952 Katharine Dexter McCormick (407 Commonwealth) The Garland School 6767 380
27Aug1926 Louise Amory Katharine Dexter McCormick 4830 575
24Feb1923 Warwick Potter and Harriet Amory Potter (formerly Harriet Sears Amory), his wife, in her own right Louise Amory, widow of William Amory 4446 469
20May1920 Louise Amory Harriet Sears Amory 4225 141
Transfers of Unimproved Land
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
27Feb1901 Walter G. Chase (lot with 24.77 foot frontage) Louise Amory, wife of William Amory 2739 529
22Nov1899 J. Malcolm Forbes (lot with 24.77 foot frontage) Walter G. Chase 2647 546
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
22Mar1898 William Minot (owner of 409 Commonwealth) J. Malcolm Forbes (owner of lot at 407 Commonwealth) 2515 238
12Apr1888 Grace J. Amory, wife of Francis I. Amory (owner of lot at 409 Commonwealth) J. Malcolm Forbes (owner of lot at 407 Commonwealth) 1818 314
10Apr1900 Walter G. Chase (owner of lot at 407 Commonwealth) Mary H. DuBois (owner of lot at 405 Commonwealth) 2676 50
Agreement with respect to windows with shutters installed into the party wall by 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
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