The historic Silver Peak fire lookout tower in Coronado National Forest was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in 1938.
NRHP Nomination Form: “This lookout house, an L-4 type located on the Douglas Ranger District, was erected in 1938 by a CCC crew. It is situated on top of a rocky knob. This wood frame construction measures 14 ft by 14 ft. There are associated buildings including an outhouse and storage shed, both are wood frame construction with tongue and groove exterior. There also is a water cistern with a catchment drain extending from the roof of the lookout house. This lookout complex has suffered no modern intrusion and has retained remarkable integrity of original design, construction, workmanship, materials, location, setting and association. The entire complex is recommended for National Register eligibility. The boundary of the Silver Peak lookout complex is a rectangle measuring 110 ft N-S by 80 ft E-W with the storage shed located in the southeast corner of the property. The area surrounding the complex 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 pages 30-1 of 115; accessed Mar. 2018)
Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on March 1, 2018.
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