Washington Tower Site
US 46, MA 46

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 46, MA 46 (view other lookout sites in United States, Massachusetts)
Date Registered September 3, 2008
Nominated by Henry Isenberg
Location October Mountain
Berkshire County, Massachusetts
Coordinates N 42° 22.121' W 073° 12.947' (view using Google Maps)
N 42° 22' 07" W 073° 12' 57"
N 42.368680° W 073.215780°
Elevation 1,984 ft (605 m)


The 90' stone tower was built in 1896 by the Whitney Family on their estate. The tower was staffed as a fire detection station for only a few years and only up until 1914 when a new tower was built in a different location. The original tower remained as a public viewing spot until 1946 when it was deemed unsafe and taken down. The estate is now the October Mountain State Forest. A 2005 survey by New England FFLA Members located this former tower site. Four very large footings are still on site. The site is still in a clearing on land owned by the State of Massachusetts.


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