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Record 513/746
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Collection Edwin B. Worthen Collection
Description Photo folder: MUNROE TAVERN, MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE

Munroe Tavern, 1332 Massachusetts Avenue.

Photographs, negatives and a stereograph of a historic landmark of national importance, related to the Revolutionary War and the Battle of Lexington.

The early part dates to 1695. It was used as temporary headquarters and hospital by Earl Lord Percy for his retreating British troops on April 19, 1775 as they went back to Boston along what is now Massachusetts Avenue from Concord, and then Lexington. President Washington visited here on Nov. 5, 1789.

1stereograph from 1876 showing the house decorated in a patriotic manner on front and side.
41 photos
24 negatives
Images of the exterior, are mostly from the front and side with the driveway on the left, all seasons,as well as interior shots, at least one of the kitchen
Restoration photographs from 1938 and 1939 document the progress of replacement of some of siding and changing of windows.
One series from 1941 documents the tree in front of the house being taken down.

This is a folder-level record in Series 19. Lexington Properties and Landmarks.
Year Range from 1870
Year range to 1940
Object ID Worthen.19.168
Object Name Folder, File
People Munroe, James S.
Search Terms American Revolution
Massachusetts Avenue #1332, Munroe Tavern
Munroe Tavern, Massachusetts Avenue #1332
Subjects Historic houses
Historic sites
Taverns (Inns)
Title MUNROE TAVERN, MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE
The Edwin B. Worthen Collection, Cary Memorial Library

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