Index to Deeds: 409 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
28Mar1931 Ruth F. W. Paine The Garland School of Homemaking 5250 201
01Aug1905 Laurence Minot and Robert H. Gardiner, trustees under the will of William Minot Ruth F. W. Paine, wife of William A. Paine 3062 526
Transfers of Unimproved Land
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
08Feb1898 Francis I. Amory and Grace J. Amory, his wife, in her own right (lot with 30 foot frontage) William Minot 2504 318
11Apr1888 J. Malcolm Forbes (lot with 30 foot frontage) Grace J. Amory, wife of Francis I. Amory 1816 61
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 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
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
12Apr1888 Dudley L. Pickman (owner of lot at 411 Commonwealth) Grace J. Amory, wife of Francis I. Amory (owner of lot at 409 Commonwealth) 1818 312
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