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NYC Watch Towers
Fri Aug 29, 2014 10:51

I actually have images of several of them in my upcoming book, "New York City Fires and Firefighters: Illustrations from 19th Century Newspapers"

  • NYC fire towersJosiah Wagener , Fri Aug 29 10:19
    It is my understanding that New York City had some fire watch towers in the late 18th to mid 19th centuries where a watchman would look for signs of a fire breaking out in the city and ring a bell to ... more
    • NYC Watch Towers — FDNYhistory, Fri Aug 29 10:51
      • Fire Tower ImageSusan C, Fri Sep 5 10:33
        Hi, I am specifically looking for a wooden type tower that might have been around in the 1800's. some of the early 1900's towers might have been wooden and might work, it just depends. The size of... more
        • Re: Fire Tower ImageFDNYhistory, Fri Sep 5 11:57
          Please send email to so I have your return address to send anything I can to you.
          • Fire Watch TowerSusan C, Fri Sep 5 12:37
            Hi, thank you for the help. I will send you my email address.
        • Re: Fire Tower ImageFDNYhistory, Fri Sep 5 10:48
          Again, as asked by others; what "tower" are you looking for? Hose Tower, Watch Tower? You have yet to say.
          • Fire Watch towerSusan C, Fri Sep 5 11:48
            Hi, sorry, I am looking for a Fire Watch tower or Lookout tower. Not a specific tower so much as one that is from the time period of the late 1800's or early 1900's. it needs to be wooden and not... more
            • Re: Fire Watch towerFDNYhistory, Fri Sep 5 11:53
              OK great, I'll check my files. I believe I have some that I can send to you.
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