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Amherst House.

The subscriber has recently purchased and taken possession of the well known


and is now ready to receive and entertain his friends and the public. The house itself is one of the most spacious in this part of the state, the rooms are large and pleasant, and the whole establishment is perhaps unequalled for the judgement and good taste displayed in its construction and general arrangement.

The furniture is of the best description and much of it new; and the whole has come into the hands of the present proprietor at such a price as to enable him to furnish the


The situation of the House is elevated and airy. It is in the centre of one of the most delightful villages in the Commonwealth, not more celebrated for its literary institutions than for its salubrious air and the unrivalled beauty of its scenery. Travellers from the South, and families from the Cities, will find here all that is essential to the pleasantness of rural life in New England. For such, a portion of his rooms are peculiarly adapted, and the subscriber pledges his best exertions to contribute to their enjoyment, comfort and case.


from the neighbourhood will also find him prompt to wait upon, and anxious to gratify them ; and to the travelling public generally, he only asks that they will make a trial of his ability to please them.

His barns and sheds are large and convenient--and he hopes that Teamsters upon this road will, find it for their interest to patronise his house.

Amherst, Mass. April, 1848. A. P. HOWE.

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The Amherst House stood on the corner of Pleasant and Amity streets next to Merchants' Row in the center of Amherst, Masachusetts. That site had been the location of the Warner Tavern, Amherst's first, built around 1757. Elijah Boltwood took it over in 1806 and in 1821 he had a substantial three-story brick building erected there, with a colonnaded porch facing Pleasant Street. Boltwood ran it until 1838, when he sold it to Harvey Rockwood. He expanded it along Amity Street with an addition and also added a large basement facility with separate billiard, bar, and saloon rooms. Rockwood changed the name to "Amherst House." In 1843 he sold it to Albin P. Howe, who then issued this flyer announcing his arrival. Howe had owned a market in Amherst. He ran the Amherst House until 1867, and a succession of owners ran it until it burned to the ground in 1879.


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"Amherst House."

creator   A. P. Howe
date   1843
location   Amherst, Massachusetts
width   11.0"
height   13.5"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
item type   Public Announcements/Broadside
accession #   #L03.018

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