Massachusetts Fire Towers
Andover Tower
Massachusetts State Tower #20

Andover Tower in 2004
(Photo courtesy Josh Nigro)


Town: Andover
County: Essex
Mountain or Hill: Holt Hill
Height above sea level: 420 FT
Tower Structure Height: 68 FT
Latitude: 42-38-28
Longitude: 71-06-25
First date of operation: Sept 1, 1924
Type: Steel Tower



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  • This is currently an active state tower
  • In 1924, a quarter acre of land was leased for the tower
  • A 58 FT tower was purchased from the Parker Brothers Iron Company of South Boston for $2,000
  • The towns of Andover, Middleton, North Reading, and Wilmington donated $700 to build this tower
  • In 1970, the current 68 FT tower was built


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