Fire Bell Tower
Fire Bell Tower Review
Set high along the bayside bluffs, the tower is recognizable by its pyramid shape and red paint job. Built in 1890 to hold a 1,500-pound brass alarm bell, the 75-foot wooden structure was once the key alert center for local volunteer firemen. A century later it's considered one of the state's most valuable historic buildings. Inside are firefighting equipment and regional artifacts from pioneer days, including a 19th-century horse-drawn hearse. Reach the tower by climbing the stairs at Tyler Street. The tenth-of-an-acre plot also holds a park bench and five parking spots.