Burnham Tavern

Burnham Tavern
Burnham Tavern
Burnham Tavern
Burnham Tavern
Burnham Tavern
Burnham Tavern
Burnham Tavern
Burnham Tavern
Burnham Tavern
Burnham Tavern
Burnham Tavern
Burnham Tavern
Burnham Tavern
Burnham Tavern
Built:1770
Address:
14 Colonial Way
Machias, Maine

National Register

SCA, p.66:

BURNHAM TAVERN Burnham Tavern is the oldest building in Washington County, and the only building in eastern Maine directly connected with the American Revolution. It was built in 1770 for Job Burnham, and was the meeting place where town residents made their plans to capture the British vessel, the "Margaretta". Following the Battle of the Margaretta the structure served as a hospital. This gambrel roof structure has a unique inset vertical section with five windows, found in only one other building in Maine: (the George Tate House in Stroudwater Section of Portland). It has a five bayed front with center chimney, and transom lights over the doorway. The building has been owned and operated as a museum since 1910 by the Hannah Weston Chapter, Daughters ofthe American Revolution, and is open to the public as a museum. The Burnham Tavern has been documented in the Historic American Buildings Survey, and has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1973. KMM,AFN

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