El Caso Lookout – Gila National Forest NM

Description

“Early in the 1930s there was a CCC camp in [the] area and they built the El Caso firetower …”

NRHP nomination form: “This Aermotor MC-24 lookout tower is located on the Quemado Ranger District and was built in 1934. The tower is 30 ft high and has a 12-ft by 12-ft wooden cab. The associated cabin and privy were also built in 1934. This lookout tower is unchanged from its initial construction. It represents one of the best examples of an Aermotor MC-24 tower and cab in the Southwestern Region. Because the lookout tower, cabin and privy retain excellent integrity of original design, construction, workmanship, materials, location, setting and association and are over 50 years of age, both are recommended for National Register eligibility.”

Source notes

Public Art and Architecture in New Mexico 1933-1943: A Guide to the New Deal Legacy, compiled by Kathryn A. Flynn (pg. 106)

National Register of Historic Places nomination form:
"National Forest Fire Lookouts in the Southwestern Region. USDA Forest Service"
https://npgallery.nps.gov/pdfhost/docs/NRHP/Text/64000046.pdf
(accessed Feb. 2018)

National Historic Lookout Register:
http://www.nhlr.org/lookouts/us/nm/el-caso-lookout/

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on February 19, 2018.

We welcome contributions of additional information on any New Deal project site.

SUBMIT MORE INFORMATION OR PHOTOGRAPHS FOR THIS SITE

Location Info


Gila National Forest, NM

Coordinates: 34.103081, -108.495394

Leave a Reply

Before leaving a comment, please note:

  • Comments allow viewers to share information with others or alert us to errors or changes in a New Deal site.
  • We are not involved in the management of New Deal sites and have no information about visits, hours or rentals.
  • This page shows all the information we have for this site; if you have new information or photos to share, click below.

SUBMIT MORE INFORMATION OR PHOTOGRAPHS FOR THIS SITE

We welcome contributions of additional information on any New Deal project site.

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.