Jonathan Hastings House

Jonathan Hastings was a Cantabridgian and impassioned patriot who contributed his house to the Revolutionary Cause. He graduated Harvard College in 1730, after which he served as a steward there for over thirty years. In 1750, Hastings married Elizabeth Cotton.

Following the Battle of Lexington and Concord, the Committee for Public Safety met in his house to discuss the proper course of action against the British. It was here that General Artemas Ward was selected to be the Commander In Chief of the arriving New England militias that had began assembling on the Cambridge Common following the battle. Hastings’ house served as General Ward’s headquarters throughout the Siege of Boston.

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