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Friday, December 11, 2009

Egremont Inn

South Egremont, MA - Last night the Egremont Inn caught on fire so I thought it would be a good time to post my photos and information.

The Egremont Inn was built in 1780 by Francis Haere near the Albany-Hartford Turnpike. The last battle of Shay's Rebellion was fought about a mile away which caused great excitement at the Inn. During the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, the Inn was a Mustering-in place and a hospital. In the early 1800's it became the center of village with it's store, post office, and tavern. In 1829 it became a temporary school while the Academy was being built nearby. In 1835 a syndicate of leading villagers bought the Inn and tried to make it a temperance house, that idea failed. In 1857, Chester Goodale, owner of the Goodale Marble Quarry, bought the Inn and expanded it into a summer hotel with twenty rooms and renamed it to the Mt. Everett House. In 1931 it was sold to and restored by the Olde Egremont Association. Today it is still used as an Inn and Restaurant.

I just saw on the TV the Inn has been destroyed.


The Inn on a nice Autumn day.



The entrance to the restaurant.

Info from: Egremont Inn - History

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Egremont Inn

3 Comments:

At 2:48 PM, Blogger boliyou said...

Oh no! I hope it wasn't too badly damaged. It's a beautiful place.

 
At 2:58 PM, Blogger Bill said...

From what I have heard so far, it is totalled.

 
At 11:51 AM, Blogger Clay Lady said...

So sorry to hear about the Inn. What a beautiful building.

On a happier note, I have been checking your blog now and then--and getting inspired (and hungry!). Have been craving, so bought a huge block of Cabot cheese (sharp cheddar-white), which I served at my studio open house yesterday. Good stuff.

And, like the pottery studio you visited recently, my place looked quite a bit different for company, too!

 

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