Index to Deeds: 521 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, trustee, 521 Beacon Street Trust Trustees of Boston University 8204 56
06Nov1961 David H. Glass and Alvin L. Hearst, doing business as Milbo Realty Company Hugh R. Farrington, trustee, 521 Beacon Street Trust 7604 513
13Mar1958 Louis DiGiovanni, trustee, Aloy Realty Trust David H. Glass and Alvin L. Hearst, doing business as Milbo Realty Company 7298 349
01Apr1957 Elizabeth MacNeil, formerly Elizabeth Rochford Louis DiGiovanni, trustee, Aloy Realty Trust 7225 173
21Jul1942 Taunton Savings Bank Elizabeth Rochford 6001 393
01Sep1932 Pierce J. Duggan (foreclosure of mortgage) Taunton Savings Bank 5344 332
09Mar1932 Taunton Savings Bank Pierce J. Duggan 5315 101
21Feb1930 Bertha L. C. Guild (foreclosure of deed given by Bertha Guild and assumed by subsequent owners) Taunton Savings Bank 5168 213
19Oct1927 Carolyn G. Huestis Frank J. Hurson and Helen Hurson, husband and wife 4945 556
19Oct1927 Bertha L. C. Guild (confirmatory deed) Carolyn G. Huestis 4945 554
11Jul1927 Bertha L. C. Guild Carolyn G. Huestis 4914 421
08Jul1927 Frank H. Sargent Bertha L. C. Guild 4914 192
15Jul1926 Cecil R. Seymour Frank H. Sargent 4868 494
20Jan1926 Mary V. Tillson, also called Mary Virginia Tillson, wife of Benjamin R. Tillson Cecil R. Seymour 4758 396
31Jan1924 Martha Cogan Mary V. Tillson, wife of Benjamin R. Tillson 4546 395
23Jan1924 Henry Savage and Francis T. Bowles, executors of the will of Caroline D. Savage Martha Cogan 4546
07Jan1888 N. Henry Chadwick and Oscar L. Stillings (lot with 22 foot frontage and dwelling house) Catherine D. Savage, wife of Samuel H. Savage 1805 514
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