Hopestill Bent Tavern (NRIS 90000188)
252 Old Connecticut Path,
MA. County/parish: Middlesex.
1 contributing building.
Added to the National Register of Historic Places
March 09, 1990.
Part of First Period Buildings of Eastern Massachusetts TR
- Hopestill Bent Tavern
- The Hopestill Bent Tavern is a historic First Period tavern (now a private residence) at 252 Old Connecticut Path in Wayland, Massachusetts. The oldest portion of this 2-1/2 story building was built on this site c. 1710, and consisted of two rooms with a central chimney. Around 1800 a second First Period structure was moved to the site and attached to the first, giving the building most of its present form. The building is also unusual for the period in that some of its rooms have no fireplace, and that the upstairs exhibits evidence of significant reuse of older building materials, a practice that was generally restricted to the attic or basement. The building exhibits modest Federal styling, in keeping with the c. 1800 alterations. Its builder and first proprietor was Hopestill Bent (1672-1725). (read more...)