Webb Peak Lookout – Coronado National Forest AZ

Description

The historic Webb Peak fire lookout tower in Coronado National Forest was built [most likely] by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in 1933.

NRHP Nomination Form: “Located on the Safford Ranger District, this ‘Aermotor MC-40 steel tower is approximately 45 ft high and has a 7 ft by 7 ft steel cab. It was erected in 1933, possibly by a CCC crew. The existing cabin was constructed in the early 1960s and is not eligible for the Register . The original cabin was removed in 1968. Historic photographs indicate that no major structural changes have occurred to the lookout tower since it was erected, This lookout is over 50 years old, retains its original design, construction, workmanship, materials, setting, location and association and is recommended for National Register eligibility. A more recent privy of unknown date is not eligible, The boundary of the lookout tower is a square measuring 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.”

Source notes

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
(.pdf pages 28-9 of 115; accessed Mar. 2018)

National Historic Lookout Register:
http://nhlr.org/lookouts/us/az/webb-peak-lookout/

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on March 1, 2018.

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Location Info


Coronado National Forest, AZ

Location notes: Approx. location

Coordinates: 32.710930, -109.923100

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