Hartwell Tavern - Main House
Detailed building kit for 28mm figures (1:56 scale)
Laser cut 3mm and 1.6mm HDF
Laser engraved details
Removable second floor and roof
Easily accessible interior with detailing
Kit supplied unassembled and unpainted
Measures approx. L 8” x W 8” x H 6-1/4” / 210mm x 210mm x 160mm
Figures, trees, walls not included
Detailed instructions are available for download at www.thingsfromthebasement.com
Samuel and John were both sergeants, and Isaac was a private. All three went on to later military service in the RevolutionaryWar. When the fighting at Concord spread along the Bay Road during the afternoon of April 19, 1775 the Hartwell brothers likely participated in the action that swept through their family farm.
Mary Hartwell, wife of Samuel, lived in another home just yards from Hartwell Tavern. According to family history, Mary also participated in the events of April 19, 1775. Hartwell legends vary in detail, having been remembered many years after 1775, however one legend goes like this:
On the night of April 18th, an advance guard of British soldiers captured Paul Revere and William Dawes just down the road from the tavern. Dr. Samuel Prescott of Concord, who was riding with them, escaped by leaping his horse over a stone wall and fleeing through pasture and swamp. He emerged near the Hartwell Tavern. Prescott awakened old Ephraim and told him that the British regulars were on the march. Ephraim then sent an enslaved woman named Violet, down the road to awaken Samuel Hartwell next door. Mary then took over and relayed the message to Captain William Smith, commanding officer of the Lincoln Minute Men. Thus the Lincoln Minute Men were warned in time, and arrived at the NorthBridge before the British soldiers appeared.
This kit represents Hartwell Tavern in its 1775 appearance, with no additions.