Crossroads Fire Tower
US 641, AR 8

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 641, AR 8 (view other lookouts in United States, Arkansas)
Date Registered June 29, 2005
Nominated by Mayor Gordon Hennington and Judith Myers
Location City of Hamburg
Arkansas
Coordinates N 33° 13.834' W 091° 55.500' (view using Google Maps)
N 33° 13' 50" W 091° 55' 30"
N 33.230560° W 091.925000°
Elevation 164 ft (50 m)
Built 1935
Administered by City of Hamburg, Arkansas
Cooperators City of Hamburg, Arkansas

Description

Crossroads Fire Tower was constructed in 1935 by the Arkansas Forestry Commission. It was a 100' Aermotor tower with 7'x7' metal cab. In ca. 1940 the cab was raised when an additional 20' vertical section was added, making it one of the highest towers in the state. Decommissioned in 1985, it is now owned by the City of Hamburg.

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Photos

May 12, 2008 First day of cab restoration (photo courtesy Judith Myers, City of Hamburg)

May 12, 2008 First day of cab restoration (photo courtesy Judith Myers, City of Hamburg)

Windows being cleaned for restoration (photo courtesy Judith Myers, City of Hamburg)

Windows being cleaned for restoration (photo courtesy Judith Myers, City of Hamburg)