Poet's Seat Tower
Poet's Seat Tower is a 1912 sandstone observation tower, located in Greenfield, Massachusetts. It was so named to honor a long tradition of poets being drawn to the spot, in particular, the local poet Frederick Goddard Tuckerman. By 1850, the location was referred to as "Poet's Seat" by Tuckerman in a surviving herbarium entry for November 10th of that year.
An earlier wooden tower was erected at the site on June 3, 1879. This first structure was built, along with a public drinking fountain and a road accessing the site, under the auspices of The Greenfield Rural Club.
- History of Greenfield, Massachusetts (1879) Franklin County, Massachusetts. County website cited Dec. 22, 2007.
- England, Eugene (1991). Beyond Romanticism: Tuckerman's Life and Poetry. Provo: SUNY Press. p. 70.
- Thompson, Francis M. (1904). History of Greenfield, Vol. 1. Greenfield, Mass.: Press of T. Morey & Son.p. 397
- Thompson, Francis M. (1904). History of Greenfield, Vol. 2. Greenfield, Mass.: Press of T. Morey & Son. p. 1049
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