Index to Deeds and Registered Land Records: 428 Beacon

The following is an index to Land Court certificates of title and land transfer deeds and easements, party wall agreements and building restriction agreements recorded at the Suffolk County Deed Registry from the original land purchase through Decemeber 31, 2015. 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.

Certificates of Title
Date of Certificate Owner Certificate Document Book Page
10Aug1971 Massachusetts College of Optometry 81990 304408 405 190
22Mar1968 George I. Rohrbough 77692 287816 384 82
06Mar1958 George I. Rohrbough, James F. Farr, and Horace W. Frost, trustees, George I. Rohrbough Irrevocable Trust 63460 232507 313 60
14Apr1950 George I. Rohrbough and Martha F. Rohrbough, husband and wife 52378 191260 257 178
12Dec1945 Anna B. Davis 46285 227 63
17Nov1934 City of Boston (pursuant to decree of foreclosure, Doc.100940: tax deed dated 22Sep1930) 33541 163 141
18Dec1933 Frank M. McKey, trustee for American Bond and Mortgage Company under bankruptcy proceedings pending in US District Court of Illinois, Eastern Division (Case 48011) 32570 158 170
05Jul1927 Charles C. Moore 22215 107 15
15Mar1926 Beacon-Hereford Realty Corp. 19780 94 180
02Nov1925 William J. Stober 19248 92 48
28Sep1925 George Richmond Fearing and Charles Theodore Russell 19087 91 87
Transfers of Unimproved Land
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
28Sep1925 Notice by Land Court of granting of petition by George Richmond Fearing and Charles Theodore Russell George Richmond Fearing and Charles Theodore Russell 4727 268
14Mar1924 George Richmond and Charles Theodore Russell Fearing  (notice of petition filed with the Land Court to register land) George Richmond Fearing and Charles Theodore Russell 4556 310
07Feb1924 Thomas G. Washburn George Richmond Fearing and Charles Theodore Russell 4548 636
04May1922 Marie G. Dennett, wife of Carl P. Dennett Thomas G. Washburn 4364 541
23Oct1916 Mabel Hunt Slater (lot with 31 foot 6 inch frontage) Marie G. Dennett, wife of Carl P. Dennett 3989 38
09Dec1913 Frank W. Crocker (lot with 31 foot 6 inch frontage) Mabel Hunt Slater 3777 139
30Jun1898 Oliver Ames (lot with 32 foot frontage) Frank W. Crocker 2539 204
03Sep1896 Charles G. Weld, surviving trustee under the will of William F. Weld (lot with 53 foot 6 inch frontage) Oliver Ames 2385 97
24Feb1893 Charles E. Perkins (lot with 60 foot frontage) William G. Weld and Charles G. Weld, trustees under the will of William F. Weld 2114 386
12Jan1886 Ezra Henry Baker (lot with 32 foot 6 inch frontage) Charles E. Perkins 1708 463
06Dec1884 M. Woolsey Borland (lot with 32 foot 6 inch frontage) Ezra Henry Baker 1661 199
07Dec1882 Boston and Roxbury Mill Corporation (lot with 32 foot 6 inch frontage) M. Woolsey Borland 1581 609
Party Wall Agreements
Date Party One Party Two Book Page
31May1904 Frank W. Crocker (owner of lot at 428 Beacon) Ralph B. Williams (owner of lot at 426 Beacon) 2970 419
Building restriction agreement by the owners of 420, 422, 424, 426, and 428 Beacon (428 Beacon being a vacant lot): No building or structure may be constructed north of a line 87 feet north of the building line established by the City of Boston except (a) bay windows, and (b) one story buildings not exceeding in height the top surface of the lower sill of the lowest window in the first story of the present houses at 420-426 Beacon (that point being 24.13 feet above Boston City Base). The right of the owners of 420-426 Beacon to erect and maintain one story stables at the rear of their house remains in full effect.  A portion of the structures at the rear of each premise may be used for a garage to house not more than two automobiles.  The main entrance of any apartment house constructed at 428 Beacon shall be on Hereford Street and no apartment house at 428 Beacon may have more than one suite per floor except on the first floor, where there may be two.  Existing structures that do not comply with these restrictions are not affected by them.  All previous restrictions are discharged.
Date Parties Book Page
08Sep1925 George Richmond Fearing and Charles Theodore Russell (owners of vacant lot at 428 Beacon); Ruth W. Sears, wife of George G. Sears (owner of 426 Beacon); Susan J. Williams (owner of 424 Beacon); Frances E. Leland, wife of Lester Leland (owner of 422 Beacon; and Anna W. Wolbach, wife of S. Burt Wolbach (owner of 420 Beacon). 4721 381
Building restriction included in land transfer deed, stipulating that no building may be built on the premises over 87 feet in depth from the front of the house to the rear, exclusive of bay windows, but not precluding erection of a stable one story high at the rear
Date Grantor Grantee Book Page
30Jun1898 Oliver Ames (owner of 32 foot lot at corner of Beacon and Hereford, including 428 Beacon and 6 inch strip of 426 Beacon) Frank W. Crocker (purchaser of 32 foot lot at corner of Beacon and Hereford, including 428 Beacon and 6 inch strip of 426 Beacon) 2539 204
Easement agreement dated 17Jun2013 with respect to use of Hereford Street between Beacon and Back Streets, which is a “private way” specifying exclusive right of owners of 448 Beacon to park on along the western portion of the street, and the exclusive right of the owners of 428 Beacon to park on the easterly portion of the street (recorded with Land Court Certificate 81990)
Date of Certificate Party One Party Two Certificate Document Book Page
20Aug2013 Church of Scientology of Boston (owner of 448 Beacon) New England College of Optometry (owner of 426-428 Beacon 81990 822543 405 190