Fort Hill Tower


Revolutionary War Image

American Revolutionary War Memorial, Roxbury, Boston, Massachusetts

During the Revolutionary War, Fort Hill was known for the Roxbury High Fort that stood there. The colonial army fought a significant battle there which ended in a rare victory for them. The colonial army was on Fort Hill and the British were stationed across a small valley on Mission Hill in Jamaica Plain. In commemoration of this mostly forgotten event, there was built during the mid 1800s, a mysterious-looking memorial, a brick water storage tower with a roof that looked like a witch’s hat. Around this tower was a small park, and around that were rows of houses and small apartment buildings, facing the tower from several adjoining streets. Fort Hill Tower


The image, Fort Hill Tower, was originally uploaded by Kingdafy. It is posted here from Neddy’s flickr favorites posted at “The Revolution Flickred”.

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One Response to Fort Hill Tower

  1. Lizzy says:

    you have no idea how much help this is to me…
    i can see the tower from my school’s library and have always wondered what it is.
    and i’ve finally found out! YAY!

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