Index to Deeds: 501 Beacon

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 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
30Apr1984 Ronald F. Cahaly, trustee, Bridge Realty Trust 501 Beacon Street Condominium 10933 325
14Mar1984 Michael C. Stone, trustee, 501 Beacon Street Realty Trust Ronald F. Cahaly, trustee, Bridge Realty Trust 10817 261
23Aug1983 Alfred M. Agress and Gertrude Agress, husband and wife, individually and as trustees, BADA Realty Trust Michael C. Stone, trustee, 501 Beacon Street Realty Trust 10517 236
11Jan1980 David M. Agress (release of beneficial interest) Alfred M. Agress and Gertrude Agress, husband and wife 9396 28
11Jan1980 Bruce M. Agress (release of beneficial interest) Alfred M. Agress and Gertrude Agress, husband and wife 9358 107
28May1957 Harry H. Kahn Alfred M. Agress and Gertrude Agress, BADA Realty Trust 7237 461
23Feb1956 Louis Steinberg and Jack Kosow, trustees, Preferred Realty Trust Harry H. Kahn 7134 58
26Aug1955 Harry P. Abromson Louis Steinberg and Jack Kosow, trustees, Preferred Realty Trust 7087 89
01May1946 Florence P. Bojarski Harry P. Abromson and Sarah F. Abromson, husband and wife 6226 65
01May1946 Harry P. Abromson Florence P. Bojarski 6226 62
01May1946 Louis Lissack (one-half undivided interest) Harry P. Abromson 6221 466
01May1946 Onne Abromson (one-third undivided interest) Harry P. Abromson and Louis Lissack 6221 463
28Dec1942 Wallace R. Marden, trustee, Investment Realty Trust Harry P. Abromson, Onne Abromson, and Louis Lissack 6021 11
23Oct1940 Wallace R. Marden Wallace R. Marden, trustee. Investment Realty Trust 5886 310
17Oct1935 John J. Mansfield, executor of the will of Thomas J. O’Brien Wallace R. Marden 5563 304
15Oct1935 Francis R. O’Brien Wallace R. Marden 5563 303
26Apr1935 Margaret Dillon, wife of Philip M. Dillon (one-fourth undivided interest) Francis R. O’Brien 5525 436
17Apr1935 Richard O’Brien (one-fourth undivided interest) Francis R. O’Brien 5525 437
07Mar1935 Edmond T. O’Brien (one-fourth undivided interest) Francis R. O’Brien 5525 438
05Jul1917 Sir Gilbert Thomas Carter and Gertrude C. Carter, his wife, in her own right Thomas J. O’Brien 4045 352
Transfers of Unimproved Land
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
15Jun1887 Henry Lee, H. Hollis Hunnewell, and Augustus Lowell (lot with 28 foot frontage) Mary Parker, wife of Francis V. Parker 1781 66
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 Book Page
29Oct1892 Ellen M. Greenleaf, wife of Lyman B. Greenleaf (owner of 503 Beacon) Mary Parker, wife of Francis V. Parker (owner of 501 Beacon) 2093 344
11Jul1887 Henry Lee, H. Hollis Hunnewell, and Augustus Lowell (owner of lot at 499 Beacon) Mary A. Parker, wife of Francis V. Parker (owner of lot at 501 Beacon) 1781 65
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 Parties Book Page
18Apr1888 Henry Lee, H. Hollis Hunnewell, and  Augustus Lowell Silas W. Merrill 1817 258
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