He used it as a shelter for painting during the winter or when it rained.After Porter died, the small structure fell into total disrepair.The War Memorial Tower is 72 feet (22 m) high, resting on solid rock. Bronze tablets bearing the names and inscriptions of three branches of the United States military - Army, Navy and Marine Corps - are fixed to the walls.The tower is now part of Henry Park (named after E.My room was immaculate, great TV reception and mini frig. Dunkin Donuts directly across the street from motel. When we got home we had bumps all over her body very disgusting tell the front desk what happened and all they said was we're sorry we will talk to them I would never stay there again the only thing nice was the pool and the restaurants would like to have my money back.. We will not use this place again if we can avoid it.
In colonial times, when Native Americans still controlled the area, the Podunk used the hill as a lookout.
It was 20-feet-square at the base and extended sixty feet (18 m) upward; a ten-foot-square (10 m²) platform was constructed at the top.
The walls of the ground floor were enclosed, and ice cream and refreshments were sold. A telescope was available and a 15¢ admission fee was charged to climb the tower and use the 'spy glass.' Jeffrey's Tower was very popular.
On February 3, 1880, a severe blizzard destroyed the structure.
It was not rebuilt and the broken timbers became overgrown with vines and bushes. The noted still life painter Charles Ethan Porter, brother-in-law of Jeffrey, used it as his studio around 1889.