Massachusetts Fire Towers
Harvard Tower
Massachusetts State Tower #29

Harvard Tower in 1998
(photo courtesy Bill Cobb)

Town: Harvard
County: Worcester
Mountain or Hill: Pinnacle Hill
Height above sea level: 612 FT
Tower Structure Height: 68 FT
Latitude: 42-30-17
Longitude: 71-33-24
First date of operation: Oct 1, 1921
Type: Steel Tower




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  • This is currently an active state tower
  • In 1921, the state purchased 10,000 square feet of land for the tower site
  • That year, a 68 FT steel tower was built
  • Many of the surrounding towns donated $1,350 towards the cost of the tower
  • In 1938, two-way radios are installed
  • In 1969, the current 68 FT tower and chain link fence are built


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