Col. Benjamin Tyler House (Maynard Tavern)

Col. Benjamin Tyler House (Maynard Tavern)

Site: N07-160
Municipality: Claremont, NH
Location: Routes 12/103 at The Plains Road, West Claremont
Site Type: House.



This house was built in 1773 by Col. Benjamin Tyler as his homestead. Mr. Tyler (1732-1814), a Claremont pioneer who came from Wallingford, Conn., in 1767, was elected a selectman at the first town Meeting the next year. He was a superb mechanic, a renowned inventor, a prominent mill owner, and builder of many local houses and barns.

Mr. Tyler's home was later a popular tavern owned by his son Austin, who died in 1844; Daniel F. Maynard, until he died in 1865; and Horace G. P. Cross. Additional details are on a bronze plaque attached to the building. Enlarged with two wings, and now an apartment building, the house is owned by Mr. Snowman of Merrimack.
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