Poke-O-Moonshine Mountain Fire Observation Station

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Poke-O-Moonshine Mountain Fire Observation Station
A small metallic shed with windows atop a sloping steel latticework. There is rock and shrubbery in the foreground
Tower in 2008
Poke-O-Moonshine Mountain Fire Observation Station is located in New York
Poke-O-Moonshine Mountain Fire Observation Station
Location Poke-O-Moonshine Mountain, Chesterfield, New York
Coordinates 44°23′16″N 73°30′29″W / 44.38778°N 73.50806°W / 44.38778; -73.50806Coordinates: 44°23′16″N 73°30′29″W / 44.38778°N 73.50806°W / 44.38778; -73.50806
Area 3.6 acres (1.5 ha)
Built 1917
Architect Aermotor Corporation
Governing body State
MPS Fire Observation Stations of New York State Forest Preserve MPS
NRHP Reference # 01001034[1]
Added to NRHP September 23, 2001

The Poke-O-Moonshine Mountain Fire Observation Station is a historic fire observation station located on Poke-O-Moonshine Mountain at Chesterfield in Essex County, New York. The station and contributing resources include a 40-foot-tall (12 m), steel-frame lookout tower erected in 1917, a jeep trail that extends from the base of the mountain to a point below its summit, the remains of an observer's cabin possibly built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1936, and a spring house. 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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