Index to Deeds: 56 Commonwealth

The following is an index to property transfer deeds and party wall agreements recorded at the Suffolk County Deed Registry from the original land purchase until conversion of the building into condominiums.  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
30Sep1974 Norman G. Gear, trustee, trustee, 56 and 60 Commonwealth Associates Trust 56 and 60 Commonwealth Condominium 8744 531
01Aug1974 Robert Gordon and Lola Jacobson Norman G. Gear, trustee, 56 and 60 Commonwealth Associates Trust 8727 585
01Aug1974 Phyllis Norman Robert Gordon and Lola Jacobson 8727 576
01Jul1971 Robert Gordon and Lola Jacobson Phyllis Norman 8460 166
01Jul1971 Southeast Management Corporation Robert Gordon and Lola Jacobson 8460 160
01Jun1959 John Dearborn Southeast Management Corporation 7399 177
01Jun1959 Samuel M. Lewis and Irving W. Boyer John Dearborn 7399 160
01Jun1959 Mutual Associates, Inc., of Boston Samuel M. Lewis and Irving W. Boyer 7399 153
06Nov1945 Irving W. Boyer and Samuel M. Lewis as trustee for the benefit of Paul Lewis, each with one-half undivided interest Mutual Associates, Inc., of Boston 6184 587
28Aug1945 Frederick E. Ordway Irving W. Boyer and Samuel M. Lewis, trustee for the benefit of Paul Lewis 6173 36
28Aug1945 56 Commonwealth Avenue. Inc. Frederick E. Ordway 6173 33
29Jun1944 General Commonwealth Corporation 56 Commonwealth Avenue. Inc. 6103 142
27Mar1940 Charlestown Five Cents Savings Bank General Commonwealth Corporation 5846 610
18Jun1935 George J. Wilson (foreclosure of mortgage) Charlestown Five Cents Savings Bank 5532 553
21Jan1931 Frederick R. Johnston George J. Wilson 5239 213
25Jun1930 Arthur Russell Frederick E. Johnston 5192 189
20Jan1930 Margaret R. Williams Arthur Russell 5159 599
05Nov1929 William J. Stober Margaret R. Williams 5152 217
20Aug1929 Edward Girard McCarthy William J. Stober 5124 250
29Jul1929 George Tappan Francis Edward Girard McCarthy 5118 551
Transfers of Unimproved Land
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
04Jan1866 Commonwealth of Massachusetts Maria F. Sayles, Mrs. 871 173
Party Wall Agreements
Date Party One Party Two Book Page
13Jul1931 Henry S. Rowe (owner of 58 Commonwealth) George J. Wilson and Frederick E. Johnston (former and current owners of 56 Commonwealth) 5272 349
12May1930 Marie F. Brewster (owner of 54 Commonwealth) Arthur Russell (owner of 56 Commonwealth) 5183 243
Agreement with respect to window in party wall installed by 56 Commonwealth
Date Party One Party Two Book Page
12Aug1930 Frederick E. Johnston (owner of 56 Commonwealth) Marie F. Brewster (owner of 54 Commonwealth) 5202 335