Groton Inn

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Groton Inn
Groton Inn, Groton MA.jpg
Groton Inn
Groton Inn is located in Massachusetts
Groton Inn
Location Groton, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°36′24″N 71°34′7″W / 42.60667°N 71.56861°W / 42.60667; -71.56861Coordinates: 42°36′24″N 71°34′7″W / 42.60667°N 71.56861°W / 42.60667; -71.56861
Built 1761
Architect Multiple
Architectural style No Style Listed
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP August 3, 1976

The Groton Inn was a historic inn on Main Street in Groton, Massachusetts.

The Old Groton Inn was an inn consisting of three historic structures located in Groton, Massachusetts. The oldest structure was complete in 1678, making the inn the oldest in the United States.[2] From 1797 until 1847 the inn served as a meeting place for St. Paul's Masonic Lodge, where Paul Revere was Grand Master.[2] The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.[3] The inn was severely damaged by fire in August 2011. Attempts were made to save the front of the building, which was barely harmed by a fire which severely damaged the rest of the structure, but the owners chose to demolish the inn in November 2011.[2]

As of Fall 2013, a restoration developer is seeking approval for a new Groton Inn on the site of the original building.[4]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ a b c "Transitions". Preservation (National Trust for Historic Preservation) 64 (1): 8. 2012. 
  3. ^ "Fire severely damages Stagecoach Inn". August 3, 2011. Retrieved August 3, 2011. 
  4. ^ Comtois, Pierre (16 October 2013). "Historic Districts group OKs plan for Groton Inn". Lowell Sun. Retrieved 7 December 2013.