- Crane Flat Fire Lookout
Crane Flat Fire Lookout
Nearest city: Aspen Valley, California Coordinates: Coordinates: Built: 1931 Architect: National Park Service Landscape Div.; Wosky, John Architectural style: Other Governing body: National Park Service MPS: Historic Park Landscapes in National and State Parks MPS NRHP Reference#: 96000354 Added to NRHP: April 04, 1996
The Crane Flat Fire Lookout in Yosemite National Park was built in 1931. An example of the National Park Service Rustic style, the lookout is a two-story structure with a lower storage or garage level and an upper observation level, with an overhanging roof. Design work was carried out by the National Park Service Landscape Division.
The lookout was the first in Yosemite, and was still in use in the 1980s. It was designed in the National Park Service Rustic style, and is one of only four similar structures in California, with the Henness Ridge lookout being the only other in Yosemite. These lookouts were specifically designed to blend with their surroundings, in contrast to the metal towers used by the U.S. Forest Service. The Crane Flat lookout was included in an influential portfolio of park structures assembled by Thomas Chalmers Vint, chief landscape architect of the National Park Service to be used as prototypes for general use.
- ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. http://nrhp.focus.nps.gov/natreg/docs/All_Data.html.
- ^ "Crane Flat Fire Lookout". List of Classified Structures. National Park Service. 2008-12-10. http://www.hscl.cr.nps.gov/insidenps/report.asp?STATE=CA&PARK=YOSE&STRUCTURE=&SORT=&RECORDNO=287.
- ^ Jamie M. Donahoe (November 8, 1995). PDF (180 KB). National Park Service
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Acting Superintendent's Headquarters | Camp 4 | Crane Flat Fire Lookout | Glacier Point Trailside Museum | Great Sierra Wagon Road | Hetch Hetchy Railroad Engine No.6 | Hodgdon Homestead Cabin | Chris Jorgenson Studio | Mariposa Grove Museum | McCauley Cabin | McCauley and Meyer Barns | McGurk Cabin | Merced Grove Ranger Station | Soda Springs Cabin | Tioga Pass Entrance Station | Track Bus No. 19 | Tuolumne Meadows | Tuolumne Meadows Ranger Stations and Comfort Stations | Wawona Covered Bridge | Yosemite Transportation Company Office | Yosemite Valley Chapel | Yosemite Valley Railroad Caboose No. 15
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