Index to Deeds: 534-536-538 (1 Charlesgate East) (Demolished)

The following is an index to property transfer deeds and party wall and building restriction recorded at the Suffolk County Deed Registry from the original land purchase  until the property was acquired by the Suburban Realty Corporation and razed.  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.

For transactions related to the successor building, see separate index for 534 Beacon (1 Charlesgate East).

Transfers of Land and Buildings
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
09Aug1920 Irving Bertman (536-538 Beacon and lot at 534 Beacon) Suburban Realty Corporation 4299 173
09Aug1920 Boston Five Cents Savings Bank (538 Beacon and lot at 534 Beacon) Irving Bertman 4244 371
09Aug1920 Boston Five Cents Savings Bank (536 Beacon) Irving Bertman 4244 364
16Jul1920 Thomas W. Lawson and Jeannie A. Lawson, his wife, in her own right (foreclosure of mortgage  on 538 and lot at 534 Beacon) Boston Five Cents Savings Bank 4244 365
16Jul1920 Francis W. Kittredge (foreclosure of mortgage on 536 Beacon given by Francis W. Kittredge and assumed by subsequent owners) Boston Five Cents Savings Bank 4244 361
28Apr1902 Charles E. Dow (536-538 Beacon) Jeannie A. Lawson 2821 627
28Apr1902 Thomas W. Lawson (536-538 Beacon) Charles E. Dow 2821 625
12Jul1899 Francis W. Kittredge and Mary H. Kittredge, his wife, in her own right (536 Beacon) Thomas W. Lawson 2621 236
12Jul1899 William S. Bryant (538 Beacon) Thomas W. Lawson 2621 197
14Aug1897 George H. Abbott (536 Beacon) Mary H. Kittredge 2515 295
14Aug1897 Francis W. Kittredge (536 Beacon) George H. Abbott 2515 293
26May1897 Francis B. Silsbee (one-third undivided interest, 536 Beacon) Francis W. Kittredge 2446 133
25May1897 George S. Silsbee (one-third undivided interest, 536 Beacon) Francis W. Kittredge 2446 134
25May1897 George S. Silsbee and Katharine E. Silsbee, trustees under the will of George Z. Silsbee (one-third undivided interest, 536 Beacon) Francis W. Kittredge 2446 131
Transfers of Unimproved Land
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
15Oct1902 (recorded 29Nov1902) Charles E. Dow (lot with 27 foot frontage at 534 Beacon) Jeannie A. Lawson 3089 353
15Oct1902 Thomas W. Lawson (lot with 27 foot frontage at 534 Beacon) Charles E. Dow 2856 212
12Jul1899 (recorded 15Jul1899) Thomas W. Lawson (lot with 2 foot frontage, east side of 534 Beacon) Mary H. Kittredge, wife of Francis W. Kittredge (owner of 532 Beacon) 2627 84
14Jul1899 Elizabeth P. Lee (lot with 29 foot frontage at 534 Beacon) Thomas W. Lawson 2621 198
25Mar1890 Henry Lee, and Elizabeth P. Lee, his wife, in her own right (lot with 26 foot frontage at 536 Beacon) George Z. Silsbee 1955 130
14Feb1890 Henry Lee and Elizabeth P. Lee, his wife, in her own right (lot with 60.64 foot frontage on Beacon at 538 Beacon) William S. Bryant 1922 382
13Dec1887 Dudley L. Pickman (lot with 6 foot frontage at east boundary of 534 Beacon) Elizabeth P. Lee, wife of Henry Lee 1803 168
25Nov1887 Henry Lee and Elizabeth P. Lee, his wife, in her own right (strip of land at NE corner of Beacon and Charlesgate East with 10.54 frontage on Beacon, to be used only for “a public park, parkway, or highway”) Boston and Roxbury Mill Corporation. 1800 463
02Jun1887 Boston and Roxbury Mill Corporation (lot at NE corner of Beacon and Charlesgate East with 120.18 foot frontage on Beacon) Elizabeth P. Lee, wife of Henry Lee 1774 531
02Jun1887 Boston and Roxbury Mill Corporation (lot with 56 foot frontage) Dudley L. Pickman 1774 513
Party Wall Agreements
Date Party One Party Two Book Page
12Jul1899 Mary H. Kittredge, wife of Francis W. Kittredge (owner of lot at 532 Beacon) Thomas W. Lawson (owner of lot at 534 Beacon) 2627 89
15Jan1891 (recorded 18Mar1891) William S. Bryant (owner of 538 Beacon) George Z. Silsbee (owner of 536 Beacon) 1985 595
17Apr1890 (recorded 1Jun1897) Elizabeth P. Lee, wife of Henry Lee (owner or lot at 534 Beacon) George Z. Silsbee (owner of lot at 536 Beacon) 2446 130
Stipulations in land transfer deed extending restrictions contained in Book 1926, p. 637 (24Feb1890) as they pertain to 534 Beacon
Date of Deed Party One Party Two Book Page
14Jul1899 Elizabeth P. Lee (seller of lot at 534 Beacon) Thomas W. Lawson (purchaser of lot at 534 Beacon) 2621 198
Release of restrictions contained in Book 1926, p. 637 (24Feb1890) as they pertain to 534-536-538 Beacon
Date of Deed Party One Party Two Book Page
12Jul1899 Charles P. Putnam (owner of lot at 530 Beacon) Thomas W. Lawson (owner of lot and dwelling house at 538 Beacon and purchaser of lot at 534 Beacon and of lot and dwelling house at 536 Beacon) and Mary H. Kittredge (seller of lot at 534 Beacon and of lot and dwelling house at 536 Beacon) 2621 209
Building restriction agreement between the owners of land “on the north side of Beacon Street between West Chester Park and Charlesgate East” limiting until January 1, 1905, the depth of main buildings to 90 feet from the north line of Beacon (with bays and other projections limited to extending another 5 feet), and limiting the height of stables and other ancillary buildings further north to 12 feet in height.
Date Parties Book Page
24Feb1890 Gamaliel Bradford; Leslie M. G. Morison; Thomas Nelson; James R. Chadwick; George B. Shattuck; Emma H. Proctor; Sarah G. Silsbee; George S. Silsbee; Charles P. Putnam; Solomon Lincoln; N. S. Bartlett; William Simes, W. J. Bryant, Mary E. L. Ayer, James B. Ayer, Elizabeth P. Lee, Henry Lee, James E. Proctor, H. B. Perkins, Charles A. Welch, trustee, Louis Curtis,  Massachusetts Hospital Life Insurance Company, and Suffolk Savings Bank for Seamen and Others 1926 637