Massachusetts Fire Towers
Phillipston Tower
Massachusetts State Tower #34

Phillipston Tower in 2016
(photo courtesy Jack Kelley)


Town: Phillipston
County: Worcester
Mountain or Hill: Prospect Hill
Height above sea level: 1383 FT
Tower Structure Height: 68 FT
Latitude: 42-32-40
Longitude: 72-10-19
First date of operation: Oct 20, 1928
Type: Steel Tower



Other Photos

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

Phillipston Tower in 1995
(photo courtesy Henry Isenberg)


  • This is currently an active state tower
  • In 1928, a 68 FT tower costing $2,000 is built
  • The towns of Athol, Barre, Dana, Petersham, Phillipston, New Salem, and Templeton each contributed $100 toward the cost of the tower
  • In 1938, this tower was destroyed in the great hurricane of 1938
  • In October of 1938, a temporary wooden tower was built
  • In 1939, a new 68 FT tower was built along with a new phone and power line
  • Also in 1939, two-way radios were installed
  • In 1966, a new fence was constructed
  • In 1967, a new cab was built


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