Index to Deeds: 413 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
09Apr2007 Terra Green II LLC (413-415 Commonwealth and 24 Charlesgate East) The Meads of Commonwealth Condominium 41631 269
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
30Jun1949 Owen Tudor (413-415 Commonwealth) The Garland School, a Junior College 6530 392
30Jun1949 The Garland School, a Junior College (413-415 Commonwealth) Owen Tudor 6530 390
29Aug1940 Provident Institution for Savings in the Town of Boston (413 Commonwealth) The Garland School of Home Making 5876 472
06Jan1938 Francis I. Amory and Grace J. Amory, his wife, in her own right (foreclosure of mortgage) Provident Institution for Savings in the Town of Boston 5706 81
Transfers of Unimproved Land
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
28May1890 Walter Hunnewell (lot with 28 foot frontage) Grace J. Amory, wife of Francis I. Amory 1938 194
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
17Oct1890 Richard Olney (owner of lot at 415 Commonwealth) Grace J. Amory, wife of Francis I. Amory (owner of lot at 413 Commonwealth) 1963 199
12Apr1888 Walter Hunnewell (owner 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