West Peak Lookout – Coronado National Forest AZ

Description

The historic West Peak fire lookout tower in Coronado National Forest was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in 1933.

NRHP Nomination Form: “Located on the Safford Ranger District, this 45 ft high Aermotor HC-40 steel lookout tower has a 7 ft by 7 ft steel cab and was erected in 1933 by a CCC crew. The original log cabin associated with this lookout was removed in 1959 and replaced by a modern structure which is not eligible for the National Register. Study of historic photographs reveals that no major structural changes have occurred to the tower, This tower is over 50 years of age, retains its integrity of 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 West Peak 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 page 29 of 115; accessed Mar. 2018)

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

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

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Location Info


Coronado National Forest, AZ

Coordinates: 32.737422, -110.038628

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