Arab Mountain Fire Observation Station

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Arab Mountain Fire Observation Station
Mount Arab.jpg
Arab Mountain Fire Observation Station, May 2007
Arab Mountain Fire Observation Station is located in New York
Arab Mountain Fire Observation Station
Location Arab Mountain, Piercefield, New York
Coordinates 44°12′47″N 74°35′48″W / 44.21306°N 74.59667°W / 44.21306; -74.59667Coordinates: 44°12′47″N 74°35′48″W / 44.21306°N 74.59667°W / 44.21306; -74.59667
Area 3.7 acres (1.5 ha)
Built 1918
Architect Aermotor Corporation
Governing body State
MPS Fire Observation Stations of New York State Forest Preserve MPS
NRHP Reference # 01001039[1]
Added to NRHP September 23, 2001

The Arab Mountain Fire Observation Station is a historic fire observation station located on Mount Arab at Piercefield in St. Lawrence County, New York. The station includes a 40-foot-tall (12 m), steel frame lookout tower erected in 1918, an observers cabin built about 1948, a trace of the foundation of the original cabin, a structure probably used as a root cellar in the 1940s, and the foot trail. The tower is a prefabricated structure built by the Aermotor Corporation and provided a front line of defense in preserving the Adirondack Forest Preserve from the hazards of forest fires.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.

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