Index to Deeds: 505 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
24Sep2008 Priscilla P. Bill (also known as Priscilla A. Bill) and Sidney R. Handler, trustees, C and S Realty Trust 505 Beacon LLC 44066 172
24Sep1965 Paul A. Carbone, executor of the will of Frederick G. Chase Franklyn G. Bill and Sidney R. Handler, trustees, C and S Realty Trust 7985 308
24Jul1951 Evangeline Hudson Cooper, formerly Evangeline F. Chase Frederick G. Chase 6713 240
21Mar1947 Albert C. Kelley and Elsie J. Kelley, husband and wife Frederick G. Chase and Evangeline F. Chase, husband and wife 6314 524
15Jul1937 Federal Realty Corporation Albert C. Kelley and Elsie J. Kelley, husband and wife 5678 415
21Apr1937 Henry C. Brookings Federal Realty Corporation 5657 535
16Dec1936 Harry LeBaron Sampson and Alexander Wheeler, trustees under the will of Anna Phillips Williams Henry C. Brookings 5642 246
30Nov1895 Frank E. Sweetser Anna Phillips Williams, wife of Francis H. Williams 2323 351
18Oct1888 George Lewis and Marian Gray Lewis, his wife, in her own right Frank E. Sweetser 1844 557
Transfers of Unimproved Land
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
20Feb1888 Nelson S. Bartlett (lot with 20 foot frontage) Marian Gray Lewis, wife of George Lewis 1810 216
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 Agreement
Date Party One Party Two Book Page
02Mar1892 Lyman B. Greenleaf (owner of 503 Beacon) Frank E. Sweetser (owner of 505 Beacon) 2093 341
Party wall stipulations in land transfer deed with respect to wall between 505 Beacon and 507 Beacon
Date Grantor Grantee Book Page
16Feb1887 Louis Curtis (seller of lot at 505 Beacon) Nelson S. Bartlett (purchaser of lot at 505 Beacon) 1762 8
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