Blue Mountain Fire Observation Station

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Blue Mountain Fire Observation Station
Blue Mountain Fire Observation Tower.jpg
Blue Mountain Fire Observation Tower, August 2009
Blue Mountain Fire Observation Station is located in New York
Blue Mountain Fire Observation Station
Location Blue Mountain, Indian Lake, New York
Coordinates 43°52′2″N 74°25′50″W / 43.86722°N 74.43056°W / 43.86722; -74.43056Coordinates: 43°52′2″N 74°25′50″W / 43.86722°N 74.43056°W / 43.86722; -74.43056
Area 14.6 acres (5.9 ha)
Built 1917
Architect Aermotor Corporation
Governing body State
MPS Fire Observation Stations of New York State Forest Preserve MPS
NRHP Reference # 01001035[1]
Added to NRHP September 23, 2001

The Blue Mountain Fire Observation Station is a historic fire observation station located on Blue Mountain at Indian Lake in Hamilton County, New York. The station includes a 35-foot-tall (11 m), steel frame lookout tower erected in 1917, an observer's cabin built in 1975, the remains of three observer's cabins, remains of a radar station built in the 1960s, and remnants of telephone lines along the foot trail. There are four contributing resources: the tower, trail, remnants of a 1949 observer's cabin, and 1890s stone benchmark. 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 added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.[1]

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