Index to Deeds: 47 Massachusetts

The following is an index to property transfer deeds, easements, and party wall and building restriction agreements recorded at the Suffolk County Deed Registry from the original land purchase through December 31, 2018.  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
02Aug2018 Tao Cai (47-49 Massachusetts Avenue) Tao Cai, trustee, Massachusetts Avenue Realty Trust 59996 201
27Jun2018 47-49 Massachusetts LLC (47-49 Massachusetts Avenue) Tao Cai 59825 109
23Apr2015 George S. Tzantzos, personal representative under the will of Despina Mourlas Tzantzos (47-49 Massachusetts Avenue) 47-49 Massachusetts LLC 54351 2
14Nov1987 Despina Mourlas Tzantzos (also known as Despina Mourlas), trustee, Despina Realty Trust, and Constantine Mourlas, Spiros Mourlas, and Antonios Mourlas, beneficiaries under the trust (47-49 Massachusetts Avenue) Despina Mourlas Tzantzos, trustee, Despina Real Estate Trust 15937 132
06Oct1977 Sara Bernstein and Evelyn Bernstein (47-49 Massachusetts Avenue) Despina Mourlas, trustee, Despina Realty Trust 8994 512
14Aug1972 Celia Bernstein (one-half undivided interest: 47-49 Massachusetts Avenue) Evelyn Bernstein and Sara Bernstein 8683 292
27Jan1962 Celia Bernstein (one-half undivided interest: 47-49 Massachusetts Avenue) Evelyn Bernstein 7623 559
03Apr1946 Sarah M. Meshon (one-half undivided interest: 47-49 Massachusetts Avenue) Celia Bernstein 6214 371
23Oct1945 Sarah M. Meshon (one-half undivided interest: 47-49 Massachusetts Avenue) Celia Bernstein 6182 105
11Oct1945 Rose L. Rustin (47-49 Massachusetts Avenue) Sarah M. Meshon 6182 102
26Jul1943 Harold Rustin, trustee, Belmont Realty Trust (47-49 Massachusetts Avenue) Rose L. Rustin 6056 284
20Jan1943 Salvatore Hakim, trustee, Harmo Realty Trust (47-49 Massachusetts Avenue) Harold Rustin, trustee, Belmont Realty Trust 6023 455
26Sep1941 Patrick Curtis (47-49 Massachusetts Avenue) Salvatore Hakim, trustee, Harmo Realty Trust 5948 555
20Sep1941 Home Savings Bank (47-49 Massachusetts Avenue) Patrick Curtis 5948 427
18Jun1941 Napoleon L. Demara, also called Nepoleon L. Damara (47 Massachusetts Avenue; foreclosure of mortgage by Napoleon Demara assumed by subsequent owners) Home Savings Bank 5930 167
18Jun1941 Napoleon L. Demara, also called Nepoleon L. Damara (49 Massachusetts Avenue; foreclosure of mortgage by Napoleon Demara assumed by subsequent owners) Home Savings Bank 5930 170
27Sep1940 Napoleon L. Demara (47-49 Massachusetts Avenue; foreclosure of mortgage given by Napoleon L. Demara to Michael R. Connelly, John W. Connolly, and Harriet Connolly, trustees, Essex Realty Trust) Levena L. Broyderick 5874 241
26Sep1926 Edward J. Ball and William N. Ambler (who joins for the purpose of releasing any interest of any nature he may have in the premises) (47-49 Massachusetts Avenue) Napoleon L. Demara 4836 526
18Feb1924 William N. Ambler (47 Massachusetts Avenue) Edward J. Ball 4551 326
18Feb1924 Jesse P. Lyman and George R. Blinn, surviving trustees under the will of John N. Ladensack William N. Ambler 4551 174
20Mar1890 Warren D. Vinal (lot with 22.46 foot frontage and building) John N. Ladensack 1929 254
08May1889 Charles S. Rackemann (lot with 69 foot frontage on Marlborough and 96.49 foot frontage on Massachusetts Avenue, and buildings). Warren D. Vinal 1876 146
08May1889 Warren D. Vinal and Ada A. Vinal, his wife, in her own right (lot with 69 foot frontage on Marlborough and 96.49 foot frontage on Massachusetts Avenue, and buildings). Charles S. Rackemann 1876 145
Transfers of Unimproved Land
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
07Feb1889 Henry Lee, Augustus Lowell, and Horatio Hollis Hunnewell (lot with 69 foot frontage on Marlborough and 96.49 foot frontage on Massachusetts Avenue) Ada A. Vinal, wife of Warren D. Vinal 1862 167
20Feb1883 Grenville T. W. Braman, Henry D. Hyde, and Henry M. Whitney, trustees (Lot with 125 foot frontage on Beacon and 246.77 frontage on Massachusetts Avenue) Henry Lee, H. Hollis Hunnewell, and Augustus Lowell 1588 434
01Jun1880 Boston Water Power Company Grenville T. W. Braman, Henry D. Hyde, and Henry M. Whitney, trustees 1495 35
01Mar1872 Boston Water Power Company Grenville T. W. Braman, Henry D. Hyde, and Frank W. Andrews, trustees 1095 1
Party Wall Agreement
Date of Deed Party One Party Two Book Page
07Jun1886 Henry Lee, H. Hollis Hunnewell, and Augustus Lowell (owners of lots at 424 Marlborough and 47-49-51 Massachusetts Avenue) George Wheatland, Jr. (owner of lot at 426 Marlborough) 1734 550
Easement included in land transfer deeds providing for a 3.5 foot wide passageway at the rear of 49-51 Massachusetts Avenue to provide passage and drainage for 47-49-51 Massachusetts Avenue
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
01Apr1890 Warren D. Vinal (seller of 51 Marlborough) George O. Carpenter (purchaser of 51 Marlborough) 1928 423
31Mar1890 Warren D. Vinal (seller of 49 Massachusetts Avenue) Thomas Niles (purchaser of 49 Massachusetts Avenue) 1927 318
20Mar1890 Warren D. Vinal (seller of 47 Massachusetts Avenue) John N. Ladensack (purchaser of 47 Massachusetts Avenue) 1929 254
Restriction contained in land transfer deed specifying that, until March 31, 1900, the walls on the side lines of the granted premises “shall not be extended further west from West Chester Park than they now are, this, however, not to prevent their being extended higher by by either party.”
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
20Mar1890 Warren D. Vinal (seller of 47 Massachusetts Avenue) John N. Ladensack (purchaser of 47 Massachusetts Avenue) 1929 254
Agreement with by owners of land between the south side of Marlborough and north side of Commonwealth, west of West Chester Park: (1) establishing (a) a 16 foot  wide passageway running west from Massachusetts Avenue between the lots at 424-428 Marlborough and 47-51 Massachusetts Avenue to the north and the lots at 371-377 Commonwealth to the south; (b) a 14 foot wide passageway running south from Marlborough and connecting with the 16 foot passageway; and (c) a five foot wide passageway running west from the intersection of the 16 foot wide passageway and the 14 foot wide passageway, ending at the eastern boundary of 391 Commonwealth and 440 Marlborough; and (2) specifying that owners of properties on either side of 14 foot passageway (i.e., 428 Marlborough and 430 Marlborough) may “project bay windows and other similar projections at height not less than thirteen feet above the ground and not extending beyond to center of the way.”
15Mar1886 George Wheatland, Jr. (owner of land west of lots at 428 Marlborough and 377 Commonwealth) Henry Lee, H. Hollis Hunnewell, and Augustus Lowell (owners of lots at 424-428 Marlborough, 47-51 Massachusetts Avenue, and 371-377 Commonwealth 1717 17