Index to Deeds: 411 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
09Oct1944 Robert S. Bradley The Garland School of Homemaking 6130 5
Transfers of Unimproved Land
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
14Mar1895 Dudley L. Pickman, Walter Hunnewell, and William F. Wharton, trustees under the will of William Dudley Pickman (lot with 32 foot frontage) Leslie Bradley, wife of Robert S. Bradley 2262 22
26Apr1890 Charles S. Rackemann (lot with 32 foot frontage) Walter Hunnewell, William F. Wharton, and Dudley L. Pickman, trustees under the will of William Dudley Pickman 1932 306
26Apr1890 Dudley L. Pickman (lot with 32 foot frontage) Charles S. Rackemann 1932 305
12Apr1888 Walter Hunnewell (lot with 32 foot frontage) Dudley L. Pickman 1816 67
21Dec1885 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 125 foot frontage on Commonwealth and 130 foot frontage on Charlesgate East) Walter Hunnewell 1707 376
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
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
12Apr1888 Walter Hunnewell (ower of lot at 413 Commonwealth) Dudley L. Pickman (owner of lot at 411 Commonwealth) 1816 68
Building and use restrictions included in land transfer deed, specifying that no building on the premises may be used as a stable
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
21Dec1885 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 (seller of lot with 125 foot frontage on Commonwealth and 130 foot frontage on Charlesgate East) Walter Hunnewell (purchaser of lot with 125 foot frontage on Commonwealth and 130 foot frontage on Charlesgate East) 1707 376
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