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Reading in Middlesex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

The Old Parker Tavern - 1680

1630 - 1930

 
 
The Old Parker Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tony Maniscalco, April 24, 2011
1. The Old Parker Tavern Marker
Inscription. One-eighth of a mile to "the simple home of an ordinary man, not wealthy, not particularly distinguished, but a type of the God-fearing yeomanry .... as Ephraim Parker left it, it remains today an unchanged relic in the midst of a changing world."
 
Erected 1930 by Massachusetts Bay Colony-Tercentenary Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Massachusetts Bay Colony—Tercentenary Commission Markers marker series.
 
Location. 42° 31.253′ N, 71° 6.203′ W. Marker is in Reading, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Route 28) and Washington Street, on the right when traveling south on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Reading MA 01867, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Reading (approx. 0.3 miles away); Woburn (approx. 3.8 miles away); John Harvard's Land (approx. 3.9 miles away); The Scotch House (approx. 4.7 miles away but has been reported missing); Adam Hawkes (approx. 4.8 miles away); Converse Bridge (approx. 5 miles away); Site of First House (approx. 5.1 miles away); Molyneaux Circle (approx. 5.5 miles away).
 
Regarding The Old Parker Tavern - 1680.
Old Parker Tavern image. Click for full size.
By Tony Maniscalco, April 24, 2011
2. Old Parker Tavern
The Parker Tavern is at 103 Washington Street. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Also see . . .  Historical Markers Erected by Massachusetts Bay Colony Tercentenary Commission (1930. Original 1930 publication by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts of Tercentenary Commission Markers, commemorating the three hundredth anniversary of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. (Submitted on May 31, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
Old Parker Tavern - Front Enterance image. Click for full size.
By Tony Maniscalco, April 24, 2011
3. Old Parker Tavern - Front Enterance
Old Parker Tavern - Rear Extension image. Click for full size.
By Tony Maniscalco, April 24, 2011
4. Old Parker Tavern - Rear Extension
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Tony Maniscalco of Agawam, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 518 times since then and 2 times this year. Last updated on , by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Tony Maniscalco of Agawam, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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