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Smyth Tower

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Built  1888 (1888)
Opened  1888
Added to NRHP  24 July 1978
NRHP Reference #  78000215
Area  2,000 m²
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Location  718 Smyth Rd., Manchester, New Hampshire
Similar  Northeast Delta Dental St, Gill Stadium, Valley Cemetery, Daniel Cragin Mill, Ste Marie Church

The Smyth Tower is a folly located on the grounds of the VA Medical Center at 718 Smyth Road in Manchester, New Hampshire. The fieldstone tower was built in 1888 by Frederick Smyth, who owned an extensive estate, part of which became the VA facility. Smyth built it as a replica of a tower he saw while visiting Scotland. The tower is 40 feet (12 m) high, with walls 2 feet (0.61 m) thick. Its outside diameter is 28 feet (8.5 m). It has a basement level 8 feet (2.4 m) high, and three floors topped by a parapet. The building materials were locally gathered. The tower was given to the city by Smyth's widow in 1939, and it was used to house radio facilities during World War II.

The tower was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.

References

Smyth Tower Wikipedia


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