8 East Broadway
The South Gardner Hotel was constructed shortly after the Fifth Mass Turnpike was constructed in 1799. Despite its name South Gardner hotel was never a hotel. It was opened up as a boarding house. It wasn’t until the 1930’s that it got its liquor license. It included an early post office on the stage route from Boston and Lowell to Brattleboro, Vermont
Joe Blouin was one of the many proprietors, he purchased the South Gardner Hotel as a thriving business and ran the establishment until 1945. The hotel has had many changes over the years but has remained in business for more than 200 years. The South Gardner Hotel remains today as a popular bar and eatery.
Research Contributed by Olivia P. of Troop 7006, Gardner