Granville Tower Site
US 8, MA 8

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 8, MA 8 (view other lookout sites in United States, Massachusetts)
Date Registered September 3, 2008
Nominated by Henry Isenberg
Location Sweetman Mountain
Hampden County, Massachusetts
Coordinates N 42° 06.360' W 072° 53.290' (view using Google Maps)
N 42° 06' 22" W 072° 53' 17"
N 42.106000° W 072.888170°
Elevation 1,455 ft (443 m)


The 65' wooden tower with 10'x10' cab, was first operated in 1931 and was staffed until 1962. The tower was only the second tripod type in the state. The tower was built on land owned by the Springfield and Westfield Water Company at their expense.
The first tower, a 40' Aermotor with 8'x8' cab, was built in 1915. Two miles of phone line was laid. That tower was the former Becket Mountain tower in Becket. In 1934, a new 60' Aermotor tower was built by the the CCC boys from camp 64 in Chester. The tower was built with ECW funds. In 1958, a new road and a power line were built. In 1961, two-way radios were installed. This tower was sold on eBay in 2003. A 2005 survey by New England FFLA Members confirmed that only footings remain of this tower.


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