Massachusetts Fire Towers
Princeton Tower

Summit House Tower in 60s
(photo courtesy Henry Iselberg)


Town: Princeton
County: Worcester
Mountain or Hill: Wachuset Mtn
Height above sea level: 2006 FT
Tower Structure Height: 50 FT
Latitude: 42-29-21
Longitude: 72-53-03
First date of operation: Aug 14, 1911
Type: Top Room of Summit House




Other Photos

Summit House Tower in the 40s
(photo courtesy Henry Isenberg)

Inside the Summit House Tower
(photo courtesy Henry Isenberg)



  • This site was the first MA state fire lookout.
  • The first tower was the top observation room of the summit house hotel. This was from 1911 - 1965
  • The summit house hotel burned down around 1970


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