Hurricane Mountain Fire Observation Station

The Hurricane Mountain Fire Observation Station is a historic fire observation station located on Hurricane Mountain at Keene in Essex County, New York. The station and contributing resources include a 35-foot-tall (10.7 m), steel frame lookout tower erected in 1919, two trails leading up the 3,694-foot (1,126 m) summit, and the ruins of a lean-to style observers cabin. The tower is a prefabricated structure built by the Aermotor Corporation to provide a front line of defense in preserving the Adirondack Park from the hazards of forest fires.[2]

Hurricane Mountain Fire Observation Station
Hurricane Mountain fire tower.jpg
Hurricane Mountain Fire Observation Station, May 2008
Hurricane Mountain Fire Observation Station is located in New York
Hurricane Mountain Fire Observation Station
Hurricane Mountain Fire Observation Station is located in the United States
Hurricane Mountain Fire Observation Station
LocationHurricane Mountain Summit, Keene, New York
Coordinates44°14′06″N 73°42′38″W / 44.23500°N 73.71056°W / 44.23500; -73.71056Coordinates: 44°14′06″N 73°42′38″W / 44.23500°N 73.71056°W / 44.23500; -73.71056
Area19.3 acres (7.8 ha)
Built1919
ArchitectAermotor Company
MPSFire Observation Stations of New York State Forest Preserve MPS
NRHP reference No.06001145[1]
Added to NRHPJanuary 29, 2007

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ Steven C. Engelhart and Linda M. Garofalini (February 2005). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Hurricane Mountain Fire Observation Station". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2010-02-20. See also: "Accompanying five photos".

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