Gardner (Mount Tam) Lookout
|Registry Numbers||US 1115, CA 108 (view other lookouts in United States, California)|
|Date Registered||September 21, 2015|
|Nominated by||Don Keylon|
Mount Tamalpais State Park
Marin County, California
N 37° 55.745' W 122° 34.669' (view using Google Maps)
N 37° 55' 45" W 122° 34' 40"
N 37.929079° W 122.577822°
|Elevation||2,572 ft (784 m)|
|Administered by||Marin County Fire Department|
The lookout is located within Mount Tamalpias State Park on East Peak.
The war veterans of CCC Company 1920V built this lookout between 1934 and 1936. In addition to hauling the materials for this sturdy stone structure up the mountain by hand and by cable system, the CCC members also built a water system, ran electric, and installed phone lines. According to a history of the Marin County Fire Department, "equipped with electricity, hot and cold running water, and telephone, this lookout was acclaimed 'The Deluxe Lookout Station of California'."
Gardner Lookout continues to be actively used by the Marin County Fire Department as of 2019.
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Photo courtesy of Ron Kemnow
Marine Exchange Observatory
The Locator - Circa 1900