Mount Washington Fire Tower at Mount Everett
US 431, MA 2

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 431, MA 2 (view other lookouts in United States, Massachusetts)
Date Registered August 28, 2002
Nominated by Henry Isenberg
Location Mount Everett State Reservation
Berkshire County, Massachusetts
Coordinates N 42° 06.136' W 073° 25.966' (view using Google Maps)
N 42° 06' 08" W 073° 25' 58"
N 42.102265° W 073.432761°
Elevation 2,605 ft (794 m)
Removed 2003
Former Fire Lookout Sites Register US 49, MA 49
Administered by Massachusetts Bureau of Forest Fire Control
Cooperators Massachusetts Bureau of Forest Fire Control, District 12


The first lookout on this site was a 38' tower with 10' x 10' cab erected in 1915. The states of Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York contributed to its funding, as did the town of Great Barrington with a $150 contribution. The tower was rebuilt in 1945 and a new 40' tower constructed in 1970. It was staffed until 1972.

This tower was removed in 2003 due to disputes with the town officials. The tower was sold to a private landowner in the same town.


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