Jerry Nichols Tavern

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Jerry Nichols Tavern
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Jerry Nichols Tavern is located in Massachusetts
Jerry Nichols Tavern
Jerry Nichols Tavern is located in the US
Jerry Nichols Tavern
Location Reading, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°33′37.09″N 71°6′28.58″W / 42.5603028°N 71.1079389°W / 42.5603028; -71.1079389Coordinates: 42°33′37.09″N 71°6′28.58″W / 42.5603028°N 71.1079389°W / 42.5603028; -71.1079389
Built 1785
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Georgian, Other
MPS Reading MRA
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP July 19, 1984

The Jerry Nichols Tavern is an historic house at 51 Mill Street in Reading, Massachusetts. It is a 2 12-storey wood-frame structure, five bays wide, with a side gable roof, central chimney, and clapboard siding. The main entrance is flanked by pilasters and topped by an entablature. The oldest portion of the house was built in 1785 by Jeremiah Nichols, a Revolutionary War veteran, farmer, and shoemaker. This property was where Reading's minute companies drilled prior to the American Revolutionary War, and where its powder magazine was kept. The building was expanded 1810-13, and had by 1830 been adapted as a tavern and stage coach stop. In 1824 it was bought by Rev. Peter Sanborn, in whose family it remained into the 1940s.[2]

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Jerry Nichols Tavern". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-02-18.