Vintage & Collectible Massachusetts Postcards:

The 1812 House

Framingham Centre, Massachusetts

Date Unknown

This linen postcard features the 1812 House in Framingham Centre, Massachusetts. A Treadway Inn, it is  " Where good food and tradition combine to please," according to the reverse.

It is unused and in mint condition. On the dividing center line on the back it reads, "Teknitone Process by E. B. Thomas, Rt. 26, Cambridge 39, Mass.," with the notation E-12999.

Although there is no information as to why this is called the "1812 House," the wise owners of the inn did include a small map to their establishment! It appears to have been located at or near  the intersection Rt. 9 & Rt. 126 in Framingham Centre.

A search reveals that the house was originally built by former minuteman John FISK on the Worcester Turnpike, according to a history timeline on

1812 House vintage postcard, Framingham Centre, Massachusetts

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