Fire Bell Tower

319 Tyler Street, Port Townsend, WA


Fire Bell Tower

Photo taken by Richard Doody in 1982



Port Townsend's Fire Bell Tower is a 75-foot wooden structure built in 1890 to hold a 1,500 pound brass bell and the city's new $900 fire engine. The ringing bell rallied the community to fight fires, providing a coded signal as to the location and severity of the blaze.

Update Log 

  • February 6, 2019: New photo from Richard Doody
  • February 6, 2019: Added by Richard Doody


  • Richard Doody