| Stanley Turkel
| Mar 31 | hotel
Known in various times as the Marsh Tavern, Thaddeus Munson's New Inn, Widow Black's Inn, Vanderlip's Hotel, The Taconic, The Orvis Hotel, and Equinox House, Equinox today stands as a symbol of the history and lifestyle of New England over the past two centuries. It was at the Marsh Tavern that the local Council of Safety held its first meetings and that Ethan Allen's younger brother, Ira Allen, proposed confiscating the property of Tories to raise money to equip a regiment of the "Green Mountain Boys" during the American Revolution.
Ironically, the first property to be expropriated was the Marsh Tavern itself shortly after its owner, William Marsh, decided the British would win the war and gave his allegiance to the British. When his property was expropriated,...