Massachusetts Fire Towers
Warwick Tower
Massachusetts State Tower #32

Warwick Tower in 2016
(photo courtesy Jack Kelley)


Town: Warwick
County: Franklin
Mountain or Hill: Mount Grace
Height above sea level: 1617 FT
Tower Structure Height: 68 FT
Latitude: 42-41-31
Longitude: 72-21-19
First date of operation: May 1, 1912
Type: Steel Tower



Other Photos

Warwick Tower 2nd view in 2016
(photo courtesy Jack Kelley)

Warwick Tower in 1997
(photo courtesy Bill Cobb)

Warwick Tower circa 1930
(photo courtesy Henry Isenberg)



  • This is currently an active state tower
  • The original tower constructed at this site in the fall of 1911 was a 40 FT Windmill Style with ladder and a 6 x 6 FT cab.
  • At the same time of contruction, 1.5 miles of phone line is also constructed
  • In 1920, the original tower is replaced with a 68 FT tower
  • In 1921, a small ground cabin is built at the base of the tower
  • This tower is eventually destroyed by the huricane of 1938
  • A temporary wooden tower is constructed in the fall of 1938
  • A new steel 68 FT tower is contructed in 1939
  • In 1949, the first powerline is brought to the site
  • In 1950, two-way radios were installed
  • In 1966, a new cab (current one) and a chain link fence are constructed


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