On Thursday morning, Dec. 12, all that remained of the James Bowen House at 24 New Meadow Road was a pile of rubble. The house was built in 1770 and served as a tavern during the Revolutionary War. It was also the location for a cable ferry that crossed the Barrington River.
The property owner, Paul Mainella, said the home was badly damaged when radiators froze and burst last winter. He said efforts were made to repair the damages, but the problems were too widespread. Mr. Mainella had no immediate plans for the property.