Mount Tremper Fire Observation Station

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Mount Tremper Fire Observation Station
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The Fire Observation Station
Mount Tremper Fire Observation Station is located in New York
Mount Tremper Fire Observation Station
Location Mount Tremper, Shandaken, New York
Coordinates 41°15′50″N 74°18′36″W / 41.26389°N 74.31000°W / 41.26389; -74.31000Coordinates: 41°15′50″N 74°18′36″W / 41.26389°N 74.31000°W / 41.26389; -74.31000
Area 9.1 acres (3.7 ha)
Built 1917
Architect Aermotor Corporation
Governing body State
MPS Fire Observation Stations of New York State Forest Preserve MPS
NRHP Reference # 01001032[1]
Added to NRHP September 23, 2001

The Mount Tremper Fire Observation Station is a historic fire observation station located on Mount Tremper at Shandaken in Ulster County, New York. The station and contributing resources include a 47-foot-tall (14.3 m), steel frame lookout tower erected in 1917 and a jeep trail that extends from the base of the mountain to a point below its summit. The tower is a prefabricated structure built by the Aermotor Corporation to provide a front line of defense in preserving the Catskill Park from the hazards of forest fires.[2]

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

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