Index to Deeds: 495-497 Beacon

The following is an index Land Court certificates of title and to property transfer deeds, easements, and party wall and building restriction agreements recorded at the Suffolk County Deed Registry from the original land purchase to 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
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
18Jan2006 495-497 Beacon Street, LLC 495-497 Beacon Street Condominium 39176 133
Certificates of Title
Date of Certificate Owner Certificate Document Book Page
11Jan2006 495-497 Beacon Street, LLC (Notice of petition to withdraw land from registration: 495-497 Beacon) 717074
02Aug2005 495-497 Beacon Street, LLC 122387 705502 607 187
02Aug2005 Michael W. Brodigan and Karen Brodigan 122385 705499 607 185
12Mar1979 Michael W. Brodigan, trustee, Clearwater Realty Trust 91303 343904 452 103
21Nov1978 Publik House, Inc. 90931 342080 450 131
13Jul1978 Francis J. Cosgrove and Elinor Cosgrove (foreclosure of mortgage given by Dominic A. DeCandio) 90370 339748 447 170
22Oct1968 Dominic A. DeCandio (495-497 Beacon) 78484 290715 388 84
16Dec1966 Edward J. Goodfellow (Subdivision of 495-497 Beacon and 25-27 Massachusetts Avenue into two lots and transfer of 6 foot wide strip of land to 495-497 Beacon) 282432 377 181
06Dec1961 Edward J. Goodfellow (495-497 Beacon and 25-27 Massachusetts Avenue) 68877 340 77
18Mar1959 I. J. Kennedy, Inc. (495-497 Beacon and 25-27 Massachusetts Avenue) 64932 237724 320 132
29Dec1952 Esplanade Café., Inc. (formerly Caracostas Bros., Inc.) (495-497 Beacon and 25-27 Massachusetts Avenue) 55954 275 154
Transfers of Land and Buildings
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
29Dec1952 Notice of decision by Land Court granting petition of Esplanade Café, Inc. Esplanade Café, Inc. 6837 159
26Apr1950 Esplanade Café, Inc. (formerly Caracostas Bros., Inc.) (notice of petition filed with the Land Court to register 495-497 Beacon and 25-27 Massachusetts Avenue) Esplanade Café, Inc. (formerly Caracostas Bros., Inc.) 6599 580
15Jun1949 Marie E. Bordeau Esplanade Café, Inc. 6526 56
24Mar1927 James M. Burr Marie E. Bordeau 4883 262
10Jan1927 (recorded 14Jan1927) Perley F. Ripley James M. Burr 4867 31
12Jan1927 (recorded 14Jan1927) Helen D. Taylor (confirmatory deed) (495-497 Beacon and 499 Beacon) Perley F. Ripley 4867 30
10Aug1926 Helen D. Taylor (495-497 Beacon and 499 Beacon) Perley F. Ripley 4824 527
18May1926 Edward J. Ball (495-497 Beacon and 499 Beacon) Helen D. Taylor 4807 363
08Jun1925 William N. Ambler (495-497 Beacon and 499 Beacon) Edward J. Ball 4689 443
14May1925 Janet M. Lowe (495-497 Beacon and 499 Beacon) William N. Ambler 4682 345
17Aug1914 Mary L. Mahony (495-497 Beacon and 499 Beacon) Janet M. Lowe 3836 453
17Aug1914 Julius C. Morse and Janet M. Lowe (formerly Janet R. Morse), remaining executors of the will of Godfrey Morse (495-497 Beacon and 499 Beacon) Mary L. Mahony 3836 452
28Dec1894 Horace T. Fogg Godfrey Morse 2246 474
28Dec1894 Louis J. Elkan (foreclosure of mortgage given by Louis J. Elkan and sale to Horace Fogg) Horace T. Fogg 2246 470
14Oct1890 Seth R. Baker (lot with 24 foot frontage and building) Louis J. Elkan 1961 628
Transfers of Unimproved Land
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
03May1890 Oscar L. Stillings (lot with 28 foot frontage) Seth R. Baker 1933 424
14Aug1888 Henry Lee, H. Hollis Hunnewell, and Augustus Lowell (lot with 28 foot frontage) Oscar L. Stillings 1837 152
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 Agreements
Date Party One Party Two Land Court Document
06Mar1967 Edward J. Goodfellow (owner of 495-497 Beacon) Bertha Miller (owner of 25-27 Massachusetts Avenue) 282432
Date Party One Party Two Book Page
14Aug1888 Henry Lee, H. Hollis Hunnewell, and Augustus Lowell (owners of lot at 29 Massachusetts Avenue) Oscar L. Stillings (owner of lot at 495-497 Beacon) 1837 154
18Apr1888 Henry Lee, H. Hollis Hunnewell, and Augustus Lowell (owners of lot at 495-497 Beacon) Silas W. Merrill (owner of lot at 499 Beacon) 1817 262
Easement to permit continued use of door in southern wall of 495-497 Beacon to  permit access to the 3.5 foot wide passageway leading, to the four foot wide passage way and six foot passageway leading to the alley
Date Party One Party Two Land Court Document
06Mar1967 Edward J. Goodfellow (owner of 495-497 Beacon) Bertha Miller (owner of 25-27 Massachusetts Avenue) 282432
 
Easement included in land transfer deed providing right of way over and drainage under 3.5 foot wide passageway at the rear of 495-497 Beacon for the benefit of lot to the east, as shown on plan recorded with Book 1955, p. 481 (28Dec1894), connecting with the four foot wide passageway and six foot wide passageway leading to the alley, as shown on plan recorded with Book 1717, p. 17 (15Mar1886)
Date Parties Book Page
14Oct1890 Seth R. Baker (seller of 495-497 Beacon) Louis J. Elkan (purchaser of 495-497 Beacon) 1961 628
Right of passage over and drainage under the four foot wide passageway and six foot passageway leading to the alley, as shown on plan recorded with Book 1717, p. 17 (15Mar1886)
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
14Aug1888 Henry Lee, H. Hollis Hunnewell, and Augustus Lowell (sellers of lot at 495-497 Beacon) Oscar L. Stillings (purchaser of lot at 495-497 Beacon) 1837 152
Building restriction agreement by the owners of all land on the south side of Beacon between West Chester Park (Massachusetts Avenue) and Ipswich (Charlesgate East) requiring all buildings be set back 10 feet from the line of Beacon Street.  Steps, windows, porticos, and other usual projections are allowed within this reserved space, provided that that (a) projections of any kind other than door steps and balustrades connected therewith and roof cornices may extend no more than five feet into the reserved space, and (b) bays and bows are permitted in the reserved space subject to dimensional limitations set forth in the agreement.
Date Parties Book Page
01Feb1887 Henry Lee, H. H. Hunnewell, Augustus Lowell, Louis Curtis, Francis A. Osborn, G. T. W. Braman, and trustees of Commonwealth Avenue Lands 1762 7
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