Azure Mountain Fire Observation Station

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Azure Mountain Fire Observation Station
Azure Mountain Fire Tower.jpg
Azure Mountain Fire Tower, August 2008
Azure Mountain Fire Observation Station is located in New York
Azure Mountain Fire Observation Station
Location Azure Mountain, Waverly, New York
Coordinates 44°32′48″N 74°29′0″W / 44.54667°N 74.48333°W / 44.54667; -74.48333Coordinates: 44°32′48″N 74°29′0″W / 44.54667°N 74.48333°W / 44.54667; -74.48333
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 # 01001036[1]
Added to NRHP September 23, 2001

The Azure Mountain Fire Observation Station is a historic fire observation station located on Azure Mountain at Waverly in Franklin County, New York. The station and contributing resources include a 40-foot-tall (12 m), steel-frame lookout tower erected in 1918, a jeep trail now used as a hiking trail, which extends from the base of the mountain to two former observers' cabins, and a foot trail from the cabins to the summit. The tower is a prefabricated structure built by the Aermotor Corporation to provide a front line of defense in preserving the Adirondack Forest Preserve from the hazards of forest fires.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.[1]

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