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.

Print this story

Change text size for the story


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.

(Graeme Roy/The Canadian Press/Files)
Report an error

Bill Butterly saw the tavern for sale online and jumped.