Massachusetts Fire Towers
Wakefield Tower

Wakefield Tower
(photo courtesy Henry Isenberg)


Town: Wakefield
County: Middlesex
Mountain or Hill: Harts Hill
Height above sea level: 230 FT
Tower Structure Height: 48 FT
Latitude: 42-29-40
Longitude: 71-03-97
First date of operation: Apr 24, 1913
Type: Iron Tower



Other Photos

Tower Footings in 1991
(photo courtesy Henry Isenberg)



  • The first tower was 48 FT with spiral stairs
    and a 10 x 10 FT cab
  • The tower was built on town park land
  • The town of Wakefield contributed $350 to the costs of this tower
  • In 1958, a new cab was built
  • In 1964, the tower closed at the end of the fire season
  • In 1968, the tower was dismantled


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