Index to Deeds: 490-492 Beacon

The following is an index to property transfer deeds and building restriction agreements recorded at the Suffolk County Deed Registry from the original land purchase until conversion of the building 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: 490-492 Beacon
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
28Feb1984 School-House Condominiums, Inc. (490-492 Beacon) Church Court Condominium 10795 27
31Jan1984 Peter E. Madsen, trustee, 490-492 Beacon Street Trust (490-492 Beacon) School-House Condominiums, Inc. 10795 25
05Mar1981 Graham Gund (490-492 Beacon) Peter E. Madsen, trustee, 490-492 Beacon Street Trust 9736 16
27Jun1979 Mount Vernon Church of Boston (490-492 Beacon) Graham Gund 9194 339
Transfers of Land and Buildings: 490 Beacon
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
06Jun1923 (recorded 7Jun1923) Helen M. Craig Mount Vernon Church of Boston 4475 494
25Sep1922 (recorded 7Jun1923) William J. Stober Helen M. Craig 4475 492
25Sep1922 James M. Burr William J. Stober 4401 504
18Sep1922 Sarah F. Smith James M. Burr 4401 503
02Mar1909 Walter Raymond Joseph N. Smith 3347 423
28Aug1894 Henry M. Whitney Walter Raymond 2221 23
05Apr1893 Eugene H. Fay (lot with 23.43 foot frontage and dwelling house) Henry M. Whitney 2122 116
Transfers of Land and Buildings: 492 Beacon
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
02Jan1920 Mount Vernon Congregational Society Mount Vernon Church of Boston 4333 56
01Apr1892 Henry Woods (lot with 100 foot frontage and building) Mount Vernon Congregational Society 2051 414
Transfers of Unimproved Land
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
20Nov1890 Boston and Roxbury Mill Corporation (lot at NE corner of Beacon and West Chester Park with 100 foot frontage on Beacon) Henry Woods 1969 17
03May1892 Boston and Roxbury Mill Corporation (lot with 114 foot frontage) Eugene H. Fay 2057 9
Agreement by all of the owners of property on the north side of Beacon between Hereford and Massachusetts Avenue (excluding the Mt. Vernon Church) “desirous of making such provision as will continue for twenty years longer [to December 31, 1929] the existing freedom from irregular building and obstruction of view which they now enjoy from the rear portion of their houses” under the existing provisions in original land transfer deeds from the Boston and Roxbury Mill Corporation for property at 460-490 Beacon which provide: “No buildings other than the usual outbuildings including stables of not more than one story in height shall before January 1, 1910, be erected on said parcel northerly of a line parallel with and ninety feet north from the northerly line of Beacon Street.”  Further agreement that these provisions are modified to permit “bay-windows or swells of any description” that extend up to five feet into the restricted area provided that they do not “cut off the view from any adjoining house.”  Also agreed that the properties located at 448-458 Beacon, the original land deeds for which do not include restrictions on construction in the rear yards, “may remain as at present constructed but unless they already do so shall not be extended any further to the northward” than allowed by the restrictions in the agreement.  And agreed that nothing in the agreement shall “affect or impair any restrictions now in force … or any agreement now existing between any of the owners.”
Date Parties Book Page
02Aug1909 Helen Hooper (by Philip Dexter, her guardian), owner of 448 Beacon; Ellen M. Fenno, owner of 450 Beacon; Mary Quincy Adams, owner of 452 Beacon; Fanny Young, owner of 454 Beacon; Nathan Matthews, Francis C. Welch, and Quincy A. Shaw, trustees under a trust from William B. Green, mortgagees of 456 Beacon; Morton Prince and Fanny L. Prince, owners of 458 Beacon; Massachusetts Hospital Life Insurance Co., mortgagee of 458 Beacon; Camilla C. Davenport, owner of 460 Beacon; Provident Institution for Savings in the Town of Boston, mortgagee of 460 Beacon; Robert H. Gardiner, George Dexter, and Philip Dexter, trustees under the will of William S. Dexter, mortgagees of 462 Beacon; Fanny L. Curtis, owner of 464 Beacon; Laura L. Case, owner of 466 Beacon; Caroline S. Freeman, owner of 470  Beacon; Harry S. Hall, owner of 472 Beacon; Katharine C. Pierce, owner of 474 Beacon; Eugenia Frothingham, owner of 476 Beacon; Laurence Minot, trustee under the will of Mary M. Gaillard, mortgageee of 476 Beacon; James R. Hooper, owner of 478 Beacon; Alison B. Hill, owner of 480 Beacon; Alonzo G. Van Nostrand, owner of 482 Beacon; Lila Sutton Scoville, formerly Lila Sutton Young, owner of 484 Beacon; William M. Butler, owner of 486 Beacon; Ellen S. Bacon, mortgagee ot 486 Beacon; and Harriet L. Putnam, owner of 488 Beacon; and Joseph W. Smith, owner of 490 Beacon. 3417 541
Building restriction included in land transfer deed specifying that, before January 1, 1910, no building, other than the usual outbuildings (including stables) of no more than one story in height, may be built north of a line 90 feet north of the north side of Beacon.
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
03May1892 Boston and Roxbury Mill Corporation (seller of lot at 490 Beacon) Eugene H. Fay (purchaser of lot at 490 Beacon) 2057 9
 
Release by the owners and mortgage holders of lands abutting land between West Chester Park [Massachusetts Avenue] and a line 200 feet east thereof waiving their right to object to the erection of churches or chapels of any required dimensions and location on that land (thereby waiving their right for enforcement of deed restrictions contained in their deeds from the Boston and Roxbury Mill Corporation prohibiting construction of any structure other than a dwelling house and also prohibiting the construction of any structure (other than the usual outbuildings, including stables of no more than one story in height) north of a line 90 feet north of the north side of Beacon
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
20Jun1890 Nathan Matthews; Suffolk Savings Bank for Seamen and Others; Quincy A. Shaw, Charles U. Cotting, and Francis C. Welch, trustees under the will of Robert G. Shaw for the benefit of Hannah B. Greene; Essex Savings Bank; Massachusetts Hospital Life Insurance Co. (release) Boston and Roxbury Mill Corporation 1964 353
20Jun1890 Nathan Matthews, N. Matthews, Jr., Gamaliel Bradford, and Thomas R. White (confirmatory release) Boston and Roxbury Mill Corporation 1962 215
20Jun1890 Nathan Matthews, N. Matthews, Jr., Gamaliel Bradford, and Thomas R. White (release) Boston and Roxbury Mill Corporation 1953 177