Index to Deeds: 447 Marlborough

The following is an index to property transfer deeds and party wall 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
16Dec1985 Raymond H. Reef, trustee of the 447 Marlborough Street Realty Trust 447 Marlborough Street Condominium 12149 107
04Oct1985 Gail Greenberger, trustee, The Chesapeake Trust Raymond H. Reef, trustee, 447 Marlborough Street Realty Trust 11950 55
15Sep1983 Gail Greenberger Gail Greenberger and Jeanette Greenberger, trustees, The Chesapeake Trust 10540 88
01Aug1980 Sumner J. Hoisington and Allan D. Gersten, trustees, G&H Realty Trust Gail Greenberger 9492 229
11Jul1979 Edward Dalton Sumner J. Hoisington and Allan D. Gersten, trustees, G&H Realty Trust 9211 220
11Jul1979 Eugene W. Friedrich, trustee, Adams Arboretum Trust Edward Dalton 9211 212
11Jul1979 Glen G. Grant, trustee, Commonwealth College Trust Eugene W. Friedrich, trustee, Adams Arboretum Trust 9211 212
27Oct1976 Garland Junior College Glen G. Grant, trustee, Commonwealth College Trust 8909 620
02Apr1964 Kenneth L. Shaw Garland Junior College 7834 361
21May1960 John L. Hallett, also known as John L. Hallett, Jr. Kenneth L. Shaw 7480 466
30Nov1959 Walter J. Griffin and Barbara O’Neill Griffin, husband and wife John L. Hallett 7443 441
09Jun1949 Eleanor F. Lane, surviving conservator of Norman Cabot (one-fifth undivided interest) Walter J. Griffin and Barbara O’Neill Griffin, husband and wife 6524 397
27May1949 Anna L. Coolidge, Eleanor F. Lane, and Mary Cabot Macy (four-fifths undivided interest) Walter J. Griffin and Barbara O’Neill Griffin, husband and wife 6524 399
27May1949 J. Noel Macy, former husband of Mary C. Macy (release of interest) Walter J. Griffin and Barbara O’Neill Griffin, husband and wife 6524 396
05Apr1942 John Codman Gilbert-Carter Anna L. Coolidge, Eleanor C. Lane, and Mary C. Macy 5981 497
18Feb1942 Gertrude Codman Gilbert-Carter John Codman Gilbert-Carter 5981 496
19Nov1941 Louis G. Neville, trustee under the will of Francis J. Parker Anna L. Coolidge, Mary G. Carter [sic], Eleanor Cabot Lane, Mary C. Macy, and Norman Cabot 5958 499
Transfers of Unimproved Land
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
01Sep1886 Francis A. Osborn and Grenville T. W. Braman, a majority of the trustees of Commonwealth Avenue Lands under a trust dated 1Jun1880, Francis W. Palfrey, the remaining trustee, being absent from Massachusetts (lot with 23 foot frontage) Francis J. Parker 1738 630
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 1495 6
01Jun1880 Boston Water Power Company Francis A. Palfrey, Francis A. Osborn, and Grenville T. W. Braman, trustees 1495 9
Party wall agreements
Date of Deed Party One Party Two Book Page
01Sep1886 Francis A. Osborn and Grenville T. W. Braman, a majority of the trustees of Commonwealth Avenue Lands under a trust dated 1Jun1880, Francis W. Palfrey, the remaining trustee, being absent from Massachusetts (owners of lot at 449 Marlborough) Francis J. Parker (owner of lot at 447 Marlborough) 1756 221
01Jul1885 Francis W. Palfrey, Francis A. Osborn, and Grenville T. W. Braman, trustees of the Commonwealth Avenue Lands (owners of lot at 447 Marlborough) N. Henry Chadwick and Oscar L. Stillings (owners of lot at 445 Marlborough) 1685 445
Building use restriction contained in land transfer deeds, specifying that a stable may not be built on the lot at 447 Marlborough
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
01Sep1886 Francis A. Osborn and Grenville T. W. Braman, a majority of the trustees of Commonwealth Avenue Lands under a trust dated 1Jun1880, Francis W. Palfrey, the remaining trustee, being absent from Massachusetts (seller of lot at 447 Marlborough) Francis J. Parker (purchaser of lot at 447 Marlborough) 1738 630
Agreement by the owners of land on Beacon and Marlborough between West Chester Park (Massachusetts Avenue) and Ipswich Street (Charlesgate East) (1) providing for a sixteen foot wide passageway between the lots on Beacon and the lots on Marlborough to a point about 452 feet west of Massachusetts Avenue and then turning south to connect with Marlborough; and (2) establishing a setback requirement for a portion of the north side of Marlborough, specifically requiring that (a) buildings on lots located between Massachusetts Avenue and 125 feet west thereof must be set back 10 feet from Marlborough, and (b) buildings located on lots between 125 feet and 323.66 feet west of Massachusetts Avenue must be set back by a line that is 10 feet north of Marlborough on the east (at a point 125 feet west of Massachusetts Avenue) and 5 feet north of Marlborough on the west (at a point 323.33 feet west of Massachusetts Avenue); and further providing that that steps, porticos, and other usual projections appurtenant to the front wall of a building are permitted in the reserved space, and bays and bows are permitted in the reserved space subject to dimensional limitations.
Date Party One Party Two Party Three Book Page
10Jun1885 Francis W. Palfrey, Francis A. Osborn, and Grenville T. W. Braman, trustees (owners of lot running from Charlesgate East to a point on Beacon 200 feet west of Massachusetts Avenue and to a point on Marlborough 323.66 feet west of Massachusetts Avenue) Henry M. Whitney (owner of lot with 75 foot frontage on Beacon and 198.66 feet on Marlborough) Henry Lee, H. Hollis Hunnewell, and Augustus Lowell (owners of lot with 125 foot frontage on Beacon and Marlborough) 1685 433
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 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