Massachusetts Fire Towers
West Brookfield Tower
Massachusetts State Tower #27

West Brookfield Tower in 2016
(photo courtesy Jack Kelley)


Town: West Brookfield
County: Worcester
Mountain or Hill: Ragged Hill
Height above sea level: 1227 FT
Tower Structure Height: 70 FT
Latitude: 42-17-16
Longitude: 72-11-03
First date of operation: Apr 1, 1919
Type: Aermotor



Other Photos

West Brookfield Tower in 2016 #2
(photo courtesy Jack Kelley)

West Brookfield Tower in 1990
(photo courtesy Henry Isenberg)


  • This is currently an active state tower
  • In the fall of 1918, the original 48 FT tower with ladder is built
  • 3 miles of phone line are constructed to the tower
  • In 1929, stairs are built to replace the ladder
  • In 1938, this tower was destroyed in the great hurricane of 1938
  • In 1939, a 60 FT Aermotor replacement tower is built
  • In 1947, a replacement phone line is constructed
  • In 1948, 2-way radios are installed
  • In 1959, a new road to the tower is constructed
  • In 1966, a new cab and a chain link fence was built


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