Massachusetts Fire Towers
Princeton Tower
Massachusetts State Tower #30

Tower in 1999
(photo courtesy Bill Cobb)


Town: Princeton
County: Worcester
Mountain or Hill: Wachuset Mtn
Height above sea level: 2006 FT
Tower Structure Height: 68 FT
Latitude: 42-29-21
Longitude: 72-53-03
First date of operation: Jul 1, 1966
Type: Steel Tower




Other Photos

Princeton Tower in 1990
(photo courtesy Henry Isenberg)



  • The previous lookout, the summit house hotel, burned down around 1970.
  • Prior to this, the observatory was becoming an unsafe structure, so it was retired as a lookout in 1966
  • The present tower was erected on this site in 1966
  • Two way radios were installed here in 1938
  • The current tower has a chain link fence around it
  • This tower resides inside of the Mount Wachusett State Reservation


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