Hyde Mountain Lookout
The historic Hyde Mountain fire lookout tower was [most likely] built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC).
NRHP Nomination Form: “This 12 ft by 12 ft wood L-4 lookout house was built probably by a CCC crew in 1936 and is located on the Chino Valley Ranger District. The lookout is accessible only by a two mile trail. This L-4 type of lookout house is the only one of its style on the Prescott National Forest. Despite modification to the windows, the Hyde Mountain lookout retains much of its integrity of original design, construction, materials, workmanship, setting and location and is recommended for National Register eligibility. A storage shed located northwest of the lookout house is of more recent construction and is not eligible. The boundary of the Hyde Mountain lookout tower is a square which measures 40 ft by 40 ft with the tower at the center. The area surrounding the tower within the boundary is not considered a “buffer area,” but is integral to the setting of the property.”
National Register of Historic Places nomination form:
"National Forest Fire Lookouts in the Southwestern Region. USDA Forest Service"
(.pdf page 44 of 115; accessed Mar. 2018)
National Historic Lookout Register:
Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on March 1, 2018.
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