Wakely Mountain Fire Observation Station

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Wakely Mountain Fire Observation Station
Wakely Mountain Fire Observation Station is located in New York
Wakely Mountain Fire Observation Station
Location Wakely Mountain, Lake Pleasant, New York
Coordinates 43°43′50″N 74°28′25″W / 43.73056°N 74.47361°W / 43.73056; -74.47361Coordinates: 43°43′50″N 74°28′25″W / 43.73056°N 74.47361°W / 43.73056; -74.47361
Area 11 acres (4.5 ha)
Built 1916
Architect Aermotor Corporation
Governing body State
MPS Fire Observation Stations of New York State Forest Preserve MPS
NRHP Reference # 03000998[1]
Added to NRHP October 3, 2003

The Wakely Mountain Fire Observation Station is a historic fire observation station located on Wakely Mountain at Lake Pleasant in Hamilton County, New York. The station and contributing resources include a 70-foot-tall (21 m), steel-frame lookout tower erected in 1916 and a 3-mile (4.8 km) foot trail that leads down the mountain. The tower is a prefabricated structure built by the Aermotor Corporation. It is one of the initial ten towers purchased by the State Commission to provide 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 2003.[1]

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