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Home > Massachusetts > Lexington > Buckman Tavern, Bedford Street, Lexington, Middlesex County, MA



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B&W Photos
Historic American Buildings Survey Frank O
HB523915
Historic American Buildings Survey Frank O
Exterior From The Southwest
HB523916
Exterior From The Southwest
Exterior From The East
HB523917
Exterior From The East


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Location
Bedford Street, Lexington, MA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS MA-547
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-317).
National Register Number: 66000137
Significance: The earliest portion of this structure, built by Benjamin Muzzy, traditionally dates to the late seventeenth century. Operated as a tavern by John Buckman in 1775, it served as a gathering place for the Lexington Minute Men on the evening of April 18 and the morning of April 19, 1775, prior the arrival of the British troops on the Lexington Green. The first village store and the first post office were located in this building. Presently owned by the town of Lexington, it is opened to the public as a museum by the Lexington Historical Society. The United States Department of the Interior designated it a "Registered Landmark" in 1961.

Subjects
Taverns (inns)


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
4. Historic American Buildings Survey Frank O. Branzetti, Photographer April 7, 1941 (a) EXT.- FRONT & SIDE, LOOKING NORTHEAST
5. EXTERIOR FROM THE SOUTHWEST
6. EXTERIOR FROM THE EAST


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