The picture above is from pg55 of the booklet
The 300th Anniversary of the Quaboag Plantation 1660-1960.
Page 46 of that booklet lists the tavern as built in 1718. Under "Historical Notes on Warren" by Lillian Hathaway on page 50 is a paragraph on the tavern.Note this account says it was built by Simeon Dwight.
Another history of the tavern is in the 1933 Hilltop p14 and 15.
|What a lot of information is in this small section of Plate 26. On the left is Warren Steam Pump which had just started the year before in 1897.||
Next is Slater Engine Co which started
in 1894 at the beginning of a business depression. The land was owned by the Warren Building
& Improvement Co. which also owned all the Slater buildings.That
property eventually became Perkins Machine and now is an abrasives firm called Standex.
Further down E.Main St. Mr. Penfield the Photographer owned the row of three decker buildings.
|color was yellow in 1933|
per Hilltop,yellow or white
in 1914 from party
photos, red from 1960 on.
|Spencer's garage eventually used the area for display parking and it now looks like this in 2004.|
|Meanwhile in Guilford, in a residential suburb, the reconstructed building appears with a different doorway and roof line but still a red color. Picture courtesy of Ms. Penny Colby, Reference Librarian of the Guilford Free Library.|
Last update: Mar 19, 2004
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