Index to Deeds: 503 Beacon

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 through December 31, 2017.  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
30Mar2001 James H. Mitchell and John D. Mitchell, trustees, 503 Beacon Street Trust Bobson Robertson Realty, LLC 26088 163
31Oct1978 Home Savings Bank James H. Mitchell and John D. Mitchell, trustees, 503 Beacon Street Trust 9112 480
05Jan1978 Thomas A. White (foreclosure of mortgage) Home Savings Bank 9028 389
08Feb1977 Thomas A. White Thomas A. White, trustee, Takn Realty Trust 8933 32
08Feb1977 Home Savings Bank Thomas A. White 8933 13
15Oct1976 Joseph Somario and Frank Christiani, trustees, 503 Realty Trust (foreclosure of mortgage) Home Savings Bank 8907 542
04Mar1976 Joseph Somario and Frank Christiani, trustees, 503 Realty Trust Frank Christiani and Nicholas Christiani, trustees, 503 Realty Trust 8854 450
19May1975 Home Savings Bank Joseph Somario and Frank Christiani, trustees, 503 Realty Trust 8792 348
18Feb1975 John W. Carr (foreclosure deed) Home Savings Bank 8770 119
12Apr1969 John Warren Carr, trustee for the benefit of John Warren Carr and his children, John Jennis Carr and Diane Lisa Carr Emma A. Carr 8285 470
18Oct1967 Lionel L. Jacobs John Warren Carr, trustee for the benefit of John Warren Carr and his children, John Jennis Carr and Diane Lisa Carr 8155 133
18Oct1967 John W. Carr Lionel L. Jacobs 8155 132
01Mar1965 Hugh R. Farrington and Clara M. Farrington, trustees, Hugh J. Trust John W. Carr 7932 483
01Sep1960 Albert L. Hollingdale and Margaret E. Hollingdale, husband and wife, individually and as trustees, Hollingdale Hall Trust Hugh R. Farrington and Clara M. Farrington, trustees, Hugh J. Trust 7502 528
27Jun1958 Joseph Mordini, Sr. Albert L. Hollingdale and Margaret E. Hollingdale, husband and wife 7320 438
13May1957 Samuel Wasserman and Ella Frances Wasserman, husband and wife Joseph Mordini, Sr. 7234 98
26Feb1957 Hickory Hill Farms, Inc. Samuel Wasserman and Ella Frances Wasserman, husband and wife 7219 221
06Oct1944 Constance M. Meagher Hickory Hill Farms, Inc. 6127 496
05Oct1944 Thomas F. Broderick Constance M. Meagher 6120 179
19Mar1921 Lyman B. Greenleaf and Ellen M. Greenleaf, his wife, in her own right Thomas F. Broderick 4282 45
18Jul1892 Eugene D. Greenleaf Ellen M. Greenleaf, wife of Lyman B.Greenleaf 2074 307
18Jul1892 Lyman B. Greenleaf Eugene D. Greenleaf 2074 306
24Feb1892 Augustus P. Loring, trustee under the will of Edward Burgess (lot with 20 foot frontage and dwelling house) Lyman B. Greenleaf 2044 571
Transfers of Unimproved Land
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
23Feb1888 Nelson S. Bartlett (lot with 20 foot frontage) Edward Burgess 1811 225
16Feb1887 Louis Curtis (lot with 40 foot frontage) Nelson S. Bartlett 1762 8
24Nov1885 Lewis S. Dabney (lot with 75 foot frontage) Louis Curtis 1702 468
31Oct1885 Henry M. Whitney (lot with 75 foot frontage) Lewis S. Dabney 1699 358
06Apr1885 Francis W. Palfrey, Francis A. Osborn, and Grenville T. W. Braman, trustees of Commonwealth Avenue Lands (confirmatory deed) Henry M. Whitney 1672 628
20Mar1885 Francis A. Osborn and Grenville T. W. Braman, a majority of the trustees of Commonwealth Avenue Lands (Francis W. Palfrey, the remaining trustee, being absent from Massachusetts) Henry M. Whitney 1671 41
01Jun1880 Dwight Foster, Gilman Collamore, and George F. Richardson, trustees under a bond indenture with the Boston Water Power Company dated 1Jun1874 (release) Francis W. Palfrey, Francis A. Osborn, and Grenville T. W. Braman, trustees 1495 6
01Jun1880 Boston Water Power Company Francis W. Palfrey, Francis A. Osborn, and Grenville T. W. Braman, trustees 1495 9
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
02Mar1892 Lyman B. Greenleaf (owner of 503 Beacon) Frank E. Sweetser (owner of 505 Beacon) 2093 341
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 limitation 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