New Hampshire Fire Towers
Beech Hill Tower

Beech Hill Tower
(Photo courtesy Iris Baird)




Town: Keene
County: Cheshire
Mountain or Hill: Beech Hill
Height above sea level: 1040 FT
Tower Structure Height: 35 FT
Latitude: 44-55-62
Longitude: 72-15-34
First date of operation: 1911
Operating Agency: NH Forestry Comm.
Type: Horatian Tower

Other Photos



  • 1911, temporary.
  • It is described as an "Horatian Tower" 35 ' tall, built after 1890. This was one of the early stations, placed in service because it overlooked a wide area.
  • The temporary station was only in service for a very short time.
  • The Octagon Reservoir seems to have been on the east side of Keene and was a prominent viewpoint. It is suspected that the ornamental structure was the lookout station.


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