The Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company donates the former Three Cranes tavern parcel to the town to become part of the market square.
King Solomon’s Masonic Lodge erects a monument to Joseph Warren on the Battle of Bunker Hill site. Warren was a surgeon, Mason, Major General and President of the Massachusetts Provincial Congress who served as a private at the Battle of Bunker hill and was killed at batttle’s end as British troops overwhelmed the redoubt. A marble replica of the original Masonic monument exists in the well-room at the base of the present monument.
The Benjamin Thompson house (now 119 Main Street) is built by Timothy Thompson for his son.