The Turn of the 20th Century: One Family’s Legacy
In 1904, Allen Treadway was elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives, where he served for four years. He was elected to the state Senate in 1908, where he served as president of that body for three successive years. In 1913 he was elected congressman from the First Massachusetts District, and in 1916 he inherited The Red Lion Inn from his aunt, Mert Plumb.
The early 1920s brought another transformation of The Red Lion Inn’s crest: the shield was replaced with the traditional lion that we see today, plump and well fed, to indicate the high quality of food, and now sporting the familiar red tail. Allen Treadway’s son, Heaton Treadway, took over management of the Inn. In 1934, The Red Lion Inn shed its reputation as a dry establishment and began to serve liquor for the first time in 90 years, and three years later, Heaton Treadway opened The Lion’s Den.
- Revolutionary Era Beginnings
- Early 19th Century: A Transitional Period
- Late 19th Century: Growth in the Gilded Age
- The Turn of the 20th Century: One Family’s Legacy
- Mid-20th Century: A Transitional Period
- Late 20th Century: Rescued by the Fitzpatricks
- The 21st Century: History and Modernity in Harmony