James Locke stands out as one of the select few who successfully managed multiple taverns. His journey began in 1817 when he assumed proprietorship of the Mansion House, owned by the Phillips Academy Trustees. Subsequently, in 1825, he ventured into the Locke Tavern. Both establishments were expansive and versatile, featuring
Established in 1778 by Samuel Phillips, Phillips Academy stands as the oldest independent secondary school in the United States. Situated in Andover, MA, it has educated and hosted numerous presidents and dignitaries. In 1778, George Washington visited The Mansion, Samuel Phillips' home.