Index to Deeds: 519 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 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
24May1968 Hugh R. Farrington and Clara M. Farrington, trustees, Hugh J. Trust (517-519 Beacon) Trustees of Boston University 8204 60
01Sep1960 Albert L. Hollingdale and Margaret E. Hollingdale, husband and wife, individually and as trustees, Hollingdale Hall Trust (517-519 Beacon) Hugh R. Farrington and Clara M. Farrington, trustees, Hugh J. Trust 7502 528
25Aug1955 John L. Hollingdale (517-519 Beacon) Albert L. Hollingdale and Margaret E. Hollingdale, trustees, Hollingdale Hall Trust 7086 471
25Aug1955 Albert L. Hollingdale and Margaret E. Hollingdale, husband and wife (517-519 Beacon) John L. Hollingdale 7086 469
02Jun1949 Grace Hoskins, executrix of the will of Izetta Mae Small Albert L. Hollingdale and Margaret E. Hollingdale, husband and wife 6523 156
16Oct1947 Samuel Cohen Izetta M. Small 6374 447
16Oct1947 Ruth Johnson Samuel Cohen 6374 446
27Nov1936 John N. Worcester, executor of the will of Mary B. Cummings (one-half undivided interest) Ruth Johnson 5636 566
27Nov1936 John N. Worcester, guardian of Ella P. Cummings (one-half undivided interest) Ruth Johnson 5636 565
02Oct1905 Annie O. Spalding, wife of Henry E. Spalding Mary B. Cummings and Ella P. Cummings 3074 324
31Aug1898 Lydia A. Dennison Annie O. Spalding, wife of Henry E. Spalding 2551 227
07Dec1888 N. Henry Chadwick and Oscar L. Stillings (lot with 22 foot frontage and dwelling house) Lydia A. Dennison 1853 81
Transfers of Unimproved Land
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
10Mar1887 Francis A. Osborn and Grenville T. W. Braman, a majority of the trustees of the Commonwealth Avenue Lands, Francis W. Palfrey, the remaining trustee, being absent from Massachusetts (lot with 245.71 foot frontage on Beacon) N. Henry Chadwick and Oscar L. Stillings 1763 11
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
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