Hurricane Mountain Fire Observation Station

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Hurricane Mountain Fire Observation Station
Hurricane Mountain fire tower.jpg
Hurricane Mountain Fire Observation Station, May 2008
Hurricane Mountain Fire Observation Station is located in New York
Hurricane Mountain Fire Observation Station
Location Hurricane Mountain Summit, Keene, New York
Coordinates 44°14′06″N 73°42′38″W / 44.23500°N 73.71056°W / 44.23500; -73.71056Coordinates: 44°14′06″N 73°42′38″W / 44.23500°N 73.71056°W / 44.23500; -73.71056
Area 19.3 acres (7.8 ha)
Built 1919
Architect Aermotor Company
Governing body State
MPS Fire Observation Stations of New York State Forest Preserve MPS
NRHP Reference # 06001145[1]
Added to NRHP January 29, 2007

The Hurricane Mountain Fire Observation Station is a historic fire observation station located on Hurricane Mountain at Keene in Essex County, New York. The station and contributing resources include a 35-foot-tall (10.7 m), steel frame lookout tower erected in 1919, two trails leading up the 3,694-foot (1,126 m) summit, and the ruins of a lean-to style observers cabin. The tower is a prefabricated structure built by the Aermotor Corporation to provide a front line of defense in preserving the Adirondack Park from the hazards of forest fires.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.[1]

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