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Record 59/746
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Collection Edwin B. Worthen Collection
Date of photo 1944
Description Five photos and negatives of panoramic views of Lexington taken from "plane-spotting" observation tower, located at Robinson's Hill, North Lexington, opposite the Golf Club, off Hill Street. Photos taken April 19, 1944 by Edwin B. Worthen, Sr.

1. Facing approximately North, extreme left of golf club fairways and Bedford in distance, Bedford Street middle distance, and Parker School to the right.
2. Facing approximately North/Northeast, toward Bedford Street
3. Facing approximately Northeast, houses on top of Granny Hill at extreme right

4. Facing South toward standpipes
5. Facing East towards Lexington Center, church steeple and Town Hall roof beyond. Boston is dip in horizon just to right of church but the buildings (Custom House tower, etc.) did not photograph.

This is a folder-level record in Series 17. Lexington History Resources.
Object ID Worthen.17.100.004
Object Name Print, Photographic
Search Terms Robinson's Hill
Hill Street
Granny Hill
North Lexington
Subjects World War II
Civil defense
Observation towers
Panoramic views
Title Views from observation tower, April 1944
The Edwin B. Worthen Collection, Cary Memorial Library

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