Fire Bell Tower

319 Tyler Street, Port Townsend, WA

Photo 

Fire Bell Tower

Photo taken by Richard Doody in 1982

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Description 

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

Sources 

  • Richard Doody