Massachusetts Fire Towers
Ludlow Tower
Massachusetts State Tower #49

Ludlow Tower in 2016
(photo courtesy Jack Kelley)


Town: Ludlow
County: Hampden
Mountain or Hill: Minechoag Mtn
Height above sea level: 721 FT
Tower Structure Height: 60 FT
Latitude: 42-10-51
Longitude: 72-26-49
First date of operation: Apr 1, 1937
Type: Aermotor



Other Photos

Ludlow Tower ground view in 2016
(photo courtesy Jack Kelley)

Ludlow Tower in 1999
(photo courtesy Bill Cobb)

Ludlow Tower in 1989
(photo courtesy Henry Isenberg)



  • This is currently an active state tower
  • In 1936, the state purchased 50 acres on this site
  • A 60 FT Aermotor tower was then erected by the boys of the Brimfield CCC camp.
  • The tower was purchased with ECW funds
  • This tower was orginally planned to be erected on Mount Marcy in Wilbraham
  • The tower was purchased in 1934 and was stored for 2 years until it was build on this site
  • In 1947, a power line was built
  • In 1950, two-way radios were installed
  • In 1961, a new road was built to the site
  • In 1966, a chain link fence was built
  • In 1967, a 10 x 10 FT cab was built
  • In 2002, a new cab was built


Return to the Main Page