Haystack Mountain Tower

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Haystack Mountain Tower
Haystack Mountain Tower is located in Connecticut
Haystack Mountain Tower
Location 43 North St., Norfolk, Connecticut
Coordinates 42°0′17″N 73°12′31″W / 42.00472°N 73.20861°W / 42.00472; -73.20861Coordinates: 42°0′17″N 73°12′31″W / 42.00472°N 73.20861°W / 42.00472; -73.20861
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1929
Architect Rossiter, Erick Kennsett; Rossiter & Muller
Architectural style Late 19th and 20th Century Revivals, Jacobean Revival
Governing body State
NRHP Reference # 93001244[1]
Added to NRHP December 2, 1993

The Haystack Mountain Tower in Norfolk, Connecticut is a stone tower on Haystack Mountain designed by Erick Kennsett Rossiter and Rossiter & Muller. It was built in 1929 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1993.[1]

It is a 34-foot (10 m) high tower at the summit of the 1,716 feet (523 m) elevation mountain, which "allows visitors to see Long Island Sound, the Berkshires, and peaks in Massachusetts and New York."[2]

It cost approximately $50,000 and was made from stone cut from the mountain. It was donated by Mrs. Ellen Battell Stoeckel, in memory of Carl Stoeckel.[3]

It is a 50 foot high tower with a 22 foot diameter, built primarily of dark grey granite that was quarried at the site.[4]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "Haystack Mountain State Park". 
  3. ^ Citizen Reader, "Haystack Mountain," The Hartford Courent, 1929
  4. ^ David F. Ransom (June 1, 9993). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Haystack Mountain Tower". National Park Service.  and Accompanying 7 photos, from 1993 (see captions page 9 of text document)

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