Chickatawbut Observation Tower – Quincy MA

Description

The Chickatawbut Observation Tower is a historic tower on Chickatawbut Road in Quincy (MA) within the Blue Hill Reservation. Unfortunately it is not open to the public. The tower was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930s (I don’t know the exact year). Though I’m not 100% positive, I’d guess that the shelter structure at the tower’s base was part of the same 1930s project.

Source notes

1. Seeing the tower first hand along with the CCC historic marker/sign situated nearby.
2. Wikipedia and other on line sites (though admittedly they all pretty much repeat the same thing).

Note: There is an "Eliot Observation Tower" which you DO have cataloged on your site, which is also located in the Blue Hills Reservation. This Chickatawbut Tower is a different/second tower with the Reservation.

Project originally submitted by Dana Smith on August 8, 2017.

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Location Info


Chickatawbut Road
Quincy, MA 02169

Coordinates: 42.21371123578428, -71.09882944130857

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