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Jenny Lind Tower

Jenny Lind Tower

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The Jenny Lind Tower is a stone tower located in North Truro, Massachusetts. It is named after the 19th-century opera singer Jenny Lind, who is rumored to have climbed the tower when it was located in Boston to prevent a riot among people who were unable to attend her concert. The tower was originally located at the Fitchburg Railroad Station on Causeway Street. The railroad and the station were sold in 1900 to Boston & Maine Railroad.

The new owners planned to tear down the building in 1927. But, Boston lawyer Henry Aldrich stepped in and purchased it because he was an admirer of Lind. He purchased the tower where the ‘Swedish Nightingale’ had purportedly sung during her 1850 concert. The 72-foot tower was deconstructed and moved, brick by brick, to Aldrich’s property in North Truro, Cape Cod. It has sat abandoned for many years now and can be accessed via a short walk through dense woods.

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