Lynn Fire Alarm Boxes

Lynn, the city I live in and grew up in used to have a Gamewell fire alarm box system. The system was taken offline around 2017.

Box 41 Associates, the fire buffing group from Lynn, kept a handy list of all the boxes in the city. Unfortunately, their website is offline and has been since 2014. It can be viewed via the Internet Archive. I grabbed the list from their former website and I am re-hosting it here even though the system no longer exists.

For the layout of the system, it seems to me be based on Lynn's seven political wards. For example, 1x boxes correspond to Ward 1, 5x boxes to Ward 5, 7x boxes to Ward 7 and so on with any special boxes getting numbers above 7x. For example, the General Electric factories in Lynn received 9x boxes.

Alas, the list was also dated, since some of the locations listed no longer exist. For example, Lynn Police HQ is now a block over on Washington Street and has been for about a decade and a half. St. Jean's Church is now a housing project of the same name.

Also, if you wondering why it's called Box 41 Associates, it has to do with the box in the list at Washington and Munroe Streets. That is where the First Great Lynn Fire's alarm was struck.

Lynn Fire Alarm Box Locations

112 Fair Oaks Ave. @ Clifton St.
113 Severance St. @ Bailey St.
114 Pickering School, Conomo Ave.
115 Broadway near Euclid Ave.
116 Broadway @ Peabody City Line
117 Saunders @ Glenwood
118 Mayfair@Woodside Terr.
12 Lynnfield St. @ Great Woods Rd.
121 Trevett @ Park Rd.
122 Lynn Woods School, Trevett Ave.
123 Range Ave. @ Longwood
124 Jenness St. @ Louise Lane
125 Grant Rd. near Ellen
126 Lynnfield St. @ Casco Rd.
127 Grant Rd. @ Arvidson
128 Commonwealth opp. Gail Rd.
129 B Street Pl. opp. #34
13 Lynnfield St. @ Bacheller
131 Lynnfield St. @ Allston
132 Springvale @ William
133 Great Woods Rd. @ Great Woods Terr.
134 Kernwood @ Clarner
135 Lynnfield @ Harris
136 Cumberland @ York
137 Judge Rd. @ Quinn Rd.
138 Crooker Dr. @ Hycliff Terr.
139 Briarcliff Lodge, Kernwood Dr., AUX.
14 Wyoma Square
141 Shoemaker School, 26 Regina Rd., AUX
142 Standish @ Bradford
143 Range Heights @ Southview
144 Millard Ave. @ Durgin Rd.
145 Den Quarry Rd. @ Betty Terr.
146 Cedar Brook Rd. @ Ladd Rd.
147 Colonial Ave. @ Park Rd.
148 Cedar Brook Rd. @ Den Quarry Rd.
15 Douglas @ Newbern
151 500 Lynnfield St.
1512 Union Hospital, Lynnfield St., AUX
152 280 Broadway, AUX
153 Woodland South @ Sheila's Way (Phantom Box)
154 Woodland North @ Anchor Rd. (Phantom Box)
16 Broadway @ Hudson St.
161 Lake Shore Church, Bay State Rd., AUX
162 Graves Rd. @ Spring Pond Rd. (Phantom Box)
163 Longwood Ave. Extension @ Spring Pond Rd. (AUX)
18 Broadway @ Lummus Ct.
181 Meadow @ Lummus
1812 Meadow Ct. Bldg. 50, AUX
1813 374 Broadway, (Blank Door) AUX
19 Richardson Rd. @ #63
21 Chestnut St. @ Maple St.
211 St. Pius Church, 215 Maple St., AUX
212 Boston St. @ Ford St.
213 Lynngate Plaza Shopping Ctr., Boston St.
214 Western Ave. @ Bayview
215 Western Ave. @ Chestnut St.
216 Broadway @ Boston St.
217 St. Pius Church, 25 Bowler St., AUX
218 Chestnut St.@ Locust St.
219 Ford St. @ Rand St.
221 Glenwood @ Clarendon
223 Graves @ Rowell
224 Lexington @ Gertrude
225 Buchanan Cir. @ Coolidge Rd.
226 Victory Rd. @ Waitt Ave.
227 Eastern Ave. @ Glenwood St.
228 Linton Rd. @ # 42
229 Coolidge Rd. @ Westview Rd.
23 Western Ave. @ Chatham St.
231 Fays Ave. @ Edgemere Rd.
232 Western Ave. @ Graves Rd.
233 Maple St. @ Euclid Ave.
234 Verona @ Atkins
235 Euclid Ave. @ Sylvia
236 Sheehan @ Beliveau Dr.
237 Carter Rd. @ #45
238 Fay St. @ Saratoga St.
239 St. Pius Rectory, 215 Maple St., AUX
24 Bowler @ Lake
241 Western Ave. @ Manning Rd.
242 Western Ave. @ Bellaire
243 Edgemere Rd. @ Fellsmere
244 Falls @ Valley
245 Manson @ Briar Hill Dr.
246 Bellaire @ #37
247 Maplewood Rd. @ #5
248 Lockwood Rd. @ # 41
25 Western Ave. @ President St.
251 Fays Ave. @ McCann Way
252 Bulfinch Rd. @ Brook Rd.
253 Springview Dr. @ Ledgemont Lane
254 93 Euclid Ave., Church, AUX
26 Euclid Ave. @ Clayton
27 Edgemere Rd. @ Fays Ave.
28 Chatham St. @ Goodridge St.
29 Chestnut St. @ Clough St.
31 Essex St. @ Fayette St.
311 Christ Church, Chestnut St. @ Olive St., AUX
312 Essex St. @ Jackson St.
313 Chestnut St. @ Olive St.
3132 Olive St. Housing Project
314 Lewis St. @ Chatham St.
315 Michigan Ave. @ Seymour Ave.
316 Jefferson St. @ Sheridan St.
317 Ocean St. @ New Ocean St.
318 Lewis St. @ Merill Ave.
319 Autumn St. @ Stephen St.
32 Essex St. @ Mt. Pleasant St.
321 Eastern Ave. @ Columbia St.
322 Sanderson Ave. @ Burrill Ave
323 Empire St. @ Brookline St.
324 Chatham St. @ Parrott St.
325 Essex St. @ Chatham St.
326 Timson St. @ Brook St.
327 Webster @ Rust
328 Fayette St. @ Marianna St.
329 Ingalls School, Collins St. Terr., AUX
331 Union St. @ Shorey St.
332 Sheridan St. @ Lily St.
334 English High School, Goodridge St., AUX
335 English High School, Goodridge St., Sprinklers
336 Marianna @ Fiske
337 Tracy Ave. @ #65
338 Brickett School, 123 Lewis St., AUX
34 Chestnut St. @ Adams St.
341 Lafayette Park @ Chestnut St.
342 Lewis St. @ Cherry St.
343 Garland St. @ Red Rock St.
345 Eastern Ave. @ Pacific St.
3452 Aborn School, 409 Eastern Ave., AUX
346 Ocean St. @ Prescott
347 Ocean St. @ Kimball
348 Lynn Shore Dr. @ Greystone Park
349 Lynn Shore Dr. @ Prescott
35 Chatham @ Collins
351 Eastern Ave. @ Archer St.
352 Harvest St. @ Boylston
353 Jackson St. @ Ingalls
354 Eastern Ave. @ #307
355 Thurgood Marshall Middle School, 19 Porter St., AUX
356 Thurgood Marshall Middle School, 19 Porter St., AUX
3562 Thurgood Marshall Middle School, 19 Porter St., AUX
36 Chatham St. @ Eutaw
361 Alden @ East Park Av.
362 Holy Family Church, Bessom St., AUX
37 Hood School, 24 Oakwood Ave., AUX
371 Essex St. @ Bessom
372 Melvin Ave. @ Mudge St.
373 Sewall St. @ Coburn St.
374 Marianna @ Morris Terr.
375 Eastern Ave. @ Huron St.
376 Williams St. @ Dana
38 Eastern Ave. @ Alden
39 Chestnut St. @ Ashton Square
41 Washington St. @ Munroe St.
411 Washington St. @ Oxford St.
412 Oxford St. @ Mulberry St.
413 Sagamore St. @ Newhall St.
414 Washington St. @ Broad St.
415 Essex St. @ Rockaway St.
416 Central Square (Junction of Exchange and Union Sts.)
417 Bayview @ Hawthorn
418 High Rock St. @ Circuit Ave.
419 Allen Ave. @ Rock Ave.
4121 Heritage State Park Bldg., Washington St. @ Union
42 Broad St. @ Liberty Square
421 37 Green St., AUX
422 Tudor St. @ Harvard Pl.
423 Broad St. @ Green St.
424 Green St. @ #37
425 Ridgeway @ Mt. Pleasant
426 Grant St. @ Carlton
427 Bayview Ave. @ Hamilton Ave.
428 Mulberry St. @ Blake St.
429 Hutchinson Ct. @ Essex St.
43 Washington Square
431 Nahant St. @ Ocean St.
432 Washington St. @ Lynnway
4322 Commuter Rail Station, Market St. @ Broad St.
433 125 Green St., AUX
434 Baltimore St. @ #48
435 Broad St. @ Exchange St.
436 Lynn Shore Dr. @ Wave St.
437 Lynnway @ Tudor St.
441 Central Ave. @ Andrew St.
442 Market St. @ Liberty St.
443 Market St. @ Munroe St.
445 Ocean St. @ Atlantic Terr.
447 Breed St. opp. Mace Pl.
45 Howard St. opp. Estes St.
451 Cook St. opp Hollingsworth St.
452 Washington St. opp. Sagamore St.
453 Surfside Rd. @ Beach Rd. (Phantom)
46 Liberty St. @ High St.
461 Union St. @ Silsbee St.
462 Silsbee St. opp. Mt. Vernon
463 Union St. @ Burchstead Pl.
464 Harrington School, 30 Friend St., AUX
465 Harrington School, 30 Friend St., AUX
466 St. Joseph's Church, 115 Union St., AUX
467 Parish Center, St. Joseph's, 29 Green St., AUX
47 Essex St. @ Stewart St.
471 Liberty St. @ Willow St.
472 Highland School, Hollingsworth St., AUX
473 Highland School, Hollingsworth St., Sprinklers
474 Post Office, 51 Willow St., AUX (Blank Door)
48 Rockaway @ Jefferson St.
49 Adams St. opp. Prince St.
51 Tapley @ Pine Grove Ave.
511 Boston St. @ Congress
512 Washington St. @ Lloyd St.
5121 Lynn Voc. Tech., 80 Neptune Blvd., AUX (Radio Box)
5122 Welcome School, 176 Franklin St. (Blank Door)
513 Marine Blvd.
514 Western Ave. @ Arlington St.
515 Franklin St. near Cobbett School
5152 40 Franklin St., AUX
52 Hancock St. @ Everett
521 City Hall Square
522 State St. near #22
523 Pleasant St. @ Bond St.
524 Pleasant St. near Wheeler St.
525 Lynnway @ Pleasant St.
526 Neptune Blvd. @ Wheeler and Tremont Sts.
5262 Lynn Community Ctr., 10 Church St.
527 Pleasant St. @ Alley St.
528 Neptune Blvd. @ Blossom St.
529 St. Francis Church, 130 Blossom St., AUX
53 Franklin St. @ Boston St.
531 Neptune Blvd. @ Lynn Voc. Tech. Institute
532 Washington School, 58 Blossom St., AUX
533 St. Mary's Church (Rear) Tremont St., AUX
534 Lynn City Hall, 3 City Hall Sq., AUX
535 Police Headquarters, 18 Sutton St., AUX
536 Lover's Leap Ave. @ Everett
537 Pleasant St. @ Tremont St.
538 Lynnway opp. Pleasant St. (Phantom)
539 St. Stephen's Church, 74 So. Common St. AUX
54 St. Jean's Church, 129 Franklin St., AUX
541 Lawton Ave. @ Hamilton Ave.
542 Franklin St. @ Fire Station (Station Closed)
543 Allen Ave. @ Beede Ave.
544 Hanover St. opp. Whittier St.
545 89 Laighton St. AUX
546 Henry M. Wall Plaza, 18 Bond St., AUX
547 St. Mary's Convent, 32 City Hall Sq., AUX
548 St. Mary's High School, 35 Tremont St., AUX
549 St. Mary's Grammar School, AUX
55 Classi Middle School, Franklin St., Sprinkler AUX
551 Western Ave. opp. Lawton Ave.
5512 Cobbet Elementary School, 42 Franklin St., AUX
552 Woodlawn St. @ Winthrop St.
553 Johnson St. opp. #66
554 Western Ave. @ Franklin St.
556 Cardinal Cushing Ctr., 65 Tremont St.
557 St. Mary's Science Ctr., Tremont St. (Blank Door Door)
558 St. George's Greek Orthodox Church, 54 So. Commont St. (Blank Door Door)
56 Alley St. @ Blossom St.
561 Lynnway @ Bubier St.
568 Blossom St. @ Railroad Bridge (Phantom)
569 Lynnway @ Blossom St.
57 Western Ave. @ Park St.
571 Classi Middle School, Hanover St., AUX
572 Essex County District Court, 580 Essex St.
573 So. Common St. @ Shepard St.
574 Shepard St. opp. #55
5741 Shepard Gardens, 39 Shepard St.
578 Salvation Army, 1 Franklin St. (@City Hall Sq.) (Blank Door Door)
58 Washington St. @ Laighton St.
581 Hurd St. @ Prudence Rd.
582 25 Pleasant St., AUX
583 103 Johnson St., AUX (Blank Door)
59 Baker St. @ Brimblecom St.
61 Western Ave. @ Federal St.
611 Centre St. @ Tacoma St.
612 Cooper St. opp. River St.
613 Boston St. @ Bridge St.
614 Flint St. opp. Bowley
615 Federal St. @ Marion St. (Agganis Square)
616 Walnut St. @ Robinson St.
617 Summer St. @ Aborn Place
618 Lynnway @ Gas Wharf Rd.
619 Christ Child Nursery, 37 N. Federal St., AUX
62 End of Commons @ Market Square
621 Cottage St. opp. Waterhill St.
622 Cottage St. @ Linden St.
623 Linwood St. @ Woodlawn St.
624 Summer St. @ Commercial St.
625 Commercial St. @ Bennett St.
626 Caggiano Plaza, 170 So. Common St., AUX
627 Alley St. opp. #175
629 Sacred Heart Church, 579 Boston St., AUX
63 George St. @ Warren St.
631 W. Neptune St. @ Elmwood Ave.
632 Western Ave. @ Summer St.
633 Linwood St. opp. Ontario St.
634 Orchard St. near Bennett St.
635 W. Neptune St. @ Minot St.
636 Neptune St. @ Lowell St.
637 Summer St. @ Orchard St.
638 Western Ave. opp. # 1069
639 Neptune Blvd. @ Commercial St.
6391 LVTI Annex, Neptune Blvd., (Radio Box)
64 Salem St. @ Grove St.
641 Summer St. @ So. Elm St.
642 Summer St. @ South St.
643 Light St. opp. Ray St.
644 Bellevue Rd. @ Spruce Rd.
645 Tracy School, 35 Walnut St., Sprinkler AUX
646 Walnut St. @ Carnes St.
647 Fallon School, 100 Robinson St., AUX
648 Sacred Heart School/Parish Ctr., Wyman St., AUX
65 No. Common St. opp. Park St.
651 Summer St. @ Burns St.
652 Western Ave. opp. MBTA Garage, 985 Western Ave.
653 Western Ave. @ Spencer St.
654 Woodman St. opp. Fuller St.
6542 Woodman St., Bldg. 32, AUX (Blank Door)
655 Drewicz School, 34 Hood St., Sprinkler AUX
656 Hood St. @ #37
657 St. Michael's Church, 567 Summer St., AUX
658 Connery School, 50 Elm St., AUX
66 Western Ave. @ Mall St.
661 985 Western Ave. MBTA Garage, AUX
662 Western Ave. @ Breed Sq.
663 Connery School, 50 Elm St., Sprinkler AUX
665 Bellevue Rd. @ Larch Rd.
667 25 Ontario St., AUX
67 Boston St. @ Mall St.
671 Lynnway opp. Commercial St. (Phantom)
672 Lynnway @ Day St.
673 Lynnway @ #730
674 Lynnway @ Revere City Line (#830 Lynnway)
675 Lynn DPW Garage, Commercial St. Ext. AUX
6751 Sewer Plant, 2 Circle Ave., AUX
68 New Park St. opp. Rhodes Ave.
681 St. Patrick's Church, 27 Light St., AUX
69 Forest St. @ New Park St.
71 Boston St. @ Hesper St.
711 Lynn Convalescent Home, 655 Boston St., AUX
712 Lynn Public Medical, 179 Holyoke St., AUX
713 Boston St. opp. Myrtle St.
714 Myrtle St. @ Holyoke St.
7142 Thompson School, 115 Gardner St., AUX
715 Walnut St. @ O'Callaghan Way
716 Walnut St. @ Washington Ave.
717 Greenhouse, #99 Pennybrook Rd.
718 Walnut St. @ Harmon St.
719 Tranfaglia Rd. @ Tranfaglia Ave.
72 Boston St. @ Summer St. (Austin Square)
721 Parkland Ave. @ Linwood St.
7211 Water Treatment Plant, 390 Parkland Ave. (Blank Door)
7213 685 Boston St., AUX
722 Walnut St. Opp. Oak St.
7221 Water Treatment Plant, Walnut St. (Blank Door)
723 Perkins St. @ Sadler St.
724 Greenwood Ave. @ Cliff St.
725 106 Pennybrook Rd., AUX (Blank Door)
73 Summer St. @ Ames St.
731 Winnepurkit Ave. opp. Holyoke St.
732 Laurel St. @ Belle Ave.
733 Gardiner St. @ Florence St.
74 Summer St. @ Dearborn Ave.
741 Dearborn Ave. @ Reed St.
742 Keslar Ave. opp. Curran Rd.
743 Farrell Rd. @ Starrat Rd.
744 Holyoke St. @ Thorpe Rd.
75 Boston St. opp. Tower Hill Fire Station (Engine 9/Squad 2)
751 O'Callaghan Way @ Osborne St.
753 King's Hill Dr. @ Magner Rd. (Phantom)
754 Garfield Ave. near Catalina Rd.
76 Wilfred St. @ Perley St. (Phantom)
761 Curwin Circle opp. Rear of Boiler Room (Phantom)
762 Curwin Circle opp. Front of Boiler Room (Phantom)
763 O'Callaghan Way opp. Callahan School
7631 Classical High School, O'Callaghan Way, AUX (Radio Box)
764 Breed Middle School, 90 O'Callaghan Way, AUX (Blank Door)
771 Callahan School, 200 O'Callaghan Way, AUX
82 Fire Headquarters, 725 Western Ave.
91 General Electric, Federal St., West Side, AUX
92 General Electric, Federal St., Sprinklers, AUX
93 General Electric, River Works
94 General Electric, Gear Plant, Lynnway, AUX
95 General Electric, Factory of the Future, Federal St., AUX
96 Lynnway @ General Electric Gear Plant

This list is copyright of Box 41 Associates.

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