200-year-old tavern moved piece by piece from Massachusetts to Connecticut

In 2006, Bourdon bought and dismantled it, hoping to rebuild it for use as a home. The federal-style building dates to 1808. But the project proved too costly and time-consuming.

A 200-year-old tavern has been moved in its entirety from Massachusetts to Connecticut.

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Butterly, who has experience with similar projects, plans to reconstruct the tavern and use it as a home on his property in Guilford. A plaque detailing the building’s history will be placed outside.

The MetroWest Daily News reports that hundreds of pieces of the nine-room Woodbury Tavern that had been stored in a barn behind Paul Bourdon’s Southborough, Massachusetts, home were trucked about 160 km to Guilford, Connecticut, on Saturday.

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Bill Butterly saw the tavern for sale online and jumped.

SOUTHBOROUGH, MASS. –