Bunker Tower

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Bunker Tower
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Bunker Tower atop Mount Cheaha
Former names Bunker Observation Tower
General information
Type Observation tower
Architectural style Rustic architecture
Location Cheaha Mountain, Alabama
Coordinates 33°29′08″N 85°48′33″W / 33.485556°N 85.809167°W / 33.485556; -85.809167Coordinates: 33°29′08″N 85°48′33″W / 33.485556°N 85.809167°W / 33.485556; -85.809167
Construction started 1933
Completed 1934
Owner State of Alabama
Technical details
Structural system rubble masonry
Designated: December 15, 1989

Bunker Tower is a native rubble stone building serving as an observation tower on Cheaha Mountain in Cleburne County, Alabama's Cheaha State Park. The tower is located on Cheaha's tallest peak. At 2,407 feet (734 m) above sea level, it is the highest point in Alabama.[1] The tower, built in a rustic architectural style, was completed in 1934 by the Civilian Conservation Corps.[2] Park offices and a gift shop originally occupied the first floor wings connected to either side of the tower.

The tower is immediately adjacent to a tall Alabama Public Television WCIQ transmitter tower which aids as a landmark among the trees and foliage atop Mount Cheaha. Bunker Tower was added to the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage on December 15, 1989.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Baker, Mark D. (June 5, 1999). "Cheaha park built with sweat and fun". The Anniston Star. 
  2. ^ Truett, Tammy Freeman (September 5, 2002). "CCC legacy includes Cheaha State Park". The Cleburne News. 
  3. ^ "Properties on the Alabama Register of Landmarks & Heritage". Alabama Historical Commission. www.preserveala.org. Retrieved October 25, 2012.