Letters to ...

Lawrence Tower

... correspondence between Ted Barrett and Steve Johnson

from Steve Johnson

On Apr 27, 2013, at 3:47 PM, "Ted Barrett" wrote:

There used to be a high oberservation tower in the Middlesex Reservation that my dad took me to quite
often (60 or so years ago). I think it was called the Lawrence Tower. However in doing a Google search
I can find no mention of it.

Do you know anything about this tower?


Ted Barrett

On May  Steve Johnson replied:

Hi Ted:

I'm Steve Johnson, one of the Melrose Mirror stringers. I now live in Arizona but grew up in Melrose. I
was born in 1937. In the late 1940s, all of us kids did a lot of exploring in the woods west of Melrose
on foot and on our bikes. One of the places we discovered was the Lawrence Observatory in the Middlesex
Fells Reservation. I actually have a few photographs of the tower when my friend Frankie Cahoon and I
spent an afternoon there. My pictures are in an old album around here somewhere and I'll have to go
look for them. Give me a day or two to dig them up and I'll e-mail them to you. I promise!


Steve Johnson
The Arizona Stringer

June 7, 2013

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