Snowy Mountain Fire Observation Station

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Snowy Mountain Fire Observation Station
Snowy Mountain Fire Observation Station is located in New York
Snowy Mountain Fire Observation Station
Snowy Mountain Fire Observation Station is located in the US
Snowy Mountain Fire Observation Station
Location Snowy Mountain, Indian Lake, New York
Coordinates 43°42′7″N 74°20′6″W / 43.70194°N 74.33500°W / 43.70194; -74.33500Coordinates: 43°42′7″N 74°20′6″W / 43.70194°N 74.33500°W / 43.70194; -74.33500
Area 14.2 acres (5.7 ha)
Built 1917
Architect Aermotor Corporation
MPS Fire Observation Stations of New York State Forest Preserve MPS
NRHP reference # 01001031[1]
Added to NRHP September 23, 2001

The Snowy Mountain Fire Observation Station is a 45 feet (14 m) steel-frame fire lookout tower on Snowy Mountain at Indian Lake in Upstate New York.[2]

It was built in 1917 as a 22 feet (6.7 m) prefabricated LS40 tower made by the Aermotor Windmill Company. Following the growth of surrounding trees, four more flights of stairs were added in 1933. With the advent of aerial detection, this tower was closed in 1971. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.[1]

It has been restored by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and local volunteers, and open to the public.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Podskoch, Martin, 2003. Adirondack Fire Towers: Their History and Lore, The Southern Districts, Purple Mountain Press, Fleischmanns, NY, ISBN 978-0-9794979-2-6, pp. 179-184.
  3. ^ "The Fire Towers of New York". The New York State Forest Rangers. Archived from the original on 7 July 2015. Retrieved 17 August 2015.