Day House, 1752. Oldest House in Winchendon

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Stock #: 418779
Type: Postcard
Era: Divided Back
City: Winchendon
State: Massachusetts (MA)
County: Worcester
Publisher: A.E. Folsom
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
Additional Details:
Richard Day was a permanent settler and built the Day house in 1752. He was the first deacon of the church and was killed by the falling of a tree on Mar. 3, 1774. He was a useful man and his decease was much lamented. On October 24, 1753, the first Proprietors' Meeting was held within the township at the house of Richard Day. Voted: that the sum of three hundred pounds old tenor be raised in order to fortify the township against Indian raids. Marvia's History of Winchendon, 1868

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