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Suntop Lookout, Forest Road 510, Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National For, Greenwater, Pierce County, WA



B&W Photos

HB1216974
June 1988 South Front, Storage Shed To Right And Below

HB1216975
June 1988 Northeast Corner And Flagpole

HB1216976
October 1989 Northeast Corner And Flagpole, After Rehabilitation

HB1216977
June 1988 Storage Shed, Northeast Corner Of Lookout

HB1216978
June 1988 South Front

HB1216979
October 1989 South Front, After Rehabilitation

HB1216980
June 1988 East Side

HB1216981
June 1988

HB1216982
June 1988 Southwest Corner

HB1216983
October 1989 West Front, Storage Shed

HB1216984
June 1988 Lookout Step Detail, East Side

HB1216985
June 1988 Interior, Southwest Corner; Showing Firefinder (foreground), Lightning Stool And Bed (both To Right Of Firefinder)

HB1216986
June 1988 Interior, Northeast Corner, Showing Firefinder And Table

HB1216987
September 1989 View To South From Lookout, Mt

HB1216988
September 1989 View To Southwest From Lookout, Mt

HB1216989
September 1989 View To West From Lookout, Into Huckleberry Creek Drainage

HB1216990
September 1989 View To Northwest From Lookout

HB1216991
September 1989 View To North From Lookout

HB1216992
September 1989 View To North, From North Of Flagpole

HB1216993
September 1989 View To Northeast, Storage Shed In Foreground, Parking Lot In Middle Ground And To Right

HB1216994
September 1989 View To East, Into White River Drainage

HB1216995
September 1989 View To Southeast, Also Showing White River Drainage

HB1216996
Photocopy Of Photograph (4 X 5 Inch Enlargement Of 1940 3-1/4 X 4-1/4 Inch Print By R

HB1216997
Photocopy Of Photograph (4 X 5 Inch Enlargement Of 1986 35mm Negative By Chapin H

HB1216998
Photocopy Of Photograph View To North From Roof Of Lookout; Storage Shed, Probable Outhouse Under Construction

HB1216999
Photocopy Of Photograph View To Southeast From Roof Of Lookout

HB1217000
Photocopy Of Photograph View To Southwest From Roof Of Lookout

HB1217001
Photocopy Of Drawing Standard Plan L-4, Sheet 1 Of 8; Foundation, Sills, Joists And Floor

HB1217002
Photocopy Of Drawing Standard Plan L-4, Sheet 2 Of 8; Front Side And Rear Elevations

HB1217003
Photocopy Of Drawing Standard Plan L-4, Sheet 3 Of 8; Roof

HB1217004
Photocopy Of Drawing Standard Plan L-4, Sheet 4 Of 8; Elevation Cross Sections, Door Sill And Window Details

HB1217005
Photocopy Of Drawing Standard Plan L-4, Sheet 5 Of 8; Anchor And Shutter Details

HB1217006
Photocopy Of Drawing Standard Plan L-4, Sheet 6 Of 8; Cross Section, Front Elevation With Shutters, Fire Finder

HB1217007
Photocopy Of Drawing Standard Plan L-4, Sheet 7 Of 8; Chimney, Bunk And Table

HB1217008
Photocopy Of Drawing Standard Plan L-4, Sheet 8 Of 8; Catwalk


Data Pages


Photo Caption Pages


Item Title


Location
Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National For, Greenwater vicinity, WA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS WA-190
Building/structure dates: 1933 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1966 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1978 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1988 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1989 subsequent work
Significance: Suntop Lookout is an element of a National Register thematic group, "USDA Forest Service Fire Lookouts on the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest." This group of eight lookouts is associated with the historical development of the Forest Service, as a component of a comprehensive forest fire detection system which protected forest resources for over 25 years. The establishment of a network of elevated lookout stations between 1915 and 1940 significantly increased the area of forest which could be routinely observed for signs of fire, and speeded the dispatch of suppression forces. Lookouts in the thematic group also embody the distinctive characteristics of a building type designed for and constructed in challenging mountain environments. Suntop Lookout is an example of the 1932 revision of the Pacific Northwest Region L-4 lookout plan. It is one of five in the thematic group constructed according to this plan. The plan featured short pre-cut structural elements, to facilitate transport by pack string, and uniform millwork and finish materials, to facilitate construction by crews of variable ability. Suntop is also one of three lookouts in the thematic group utilized by the World War II-era Army Aircraft Warning Service and is thus associated with the war effort. The Aircraft Warning Service staffed lookouts around the clock, 365 days a year, posing challenges to the logistical and communications systems of the Forest Service.

Subjects
War (World War II)
Fire Prevention
Wooden Buildings


Related Names
Banks, K. E.


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. June 1988 SOUTH FRONT, STORAGE SHED TO RIGHT AND BELOW
2. June 1988 NORTHEAST CORNER AND FLAGPOLE
3. October 1989 NORTHEAST CORNER AND FLAGPOLE, AFTER REHABILITATION
4. June 1988 STORAGE SHED, NORTHEAST CORNER OF LOOKOUT
5. June 1988 SOUTH FRONT
6. October 1989 SOUTH FRONT, AFTER REHABILITATION
7. June 1988 EAST SIDE
8. June 1988. NORTH SIDE
9. June 1988 SOUTHWEST CORNER
10. October 1989 WEST FRONT, STORAGE SHED
11. June 1988 LOOKOUT STEP DETAIL, EAST SIDE
12. June 1988 INTERIOR, SOUTHWEST CORNER; SHOWING FIREFINDER (FOREGROUND), LIGHTNING STOOL AND BED (BOTH TO RIGHT OF FIREFINDER)
13. June 1988 INTERIOR, NORTHEAST CORNER, SHOWING FIREFINDER AND TABLE
14. September 1989 VIEW TO SOUTH FROM LOOKOUT, MT. RAINIER TO RIGHT
15. September 1989 VIEW TO SOUTHWEST FROM LOOKOUT, MT. RAINIER TO LEFT
16. September 1989 VIEW TO WEST FROM LOOKOUT, INTO HUCKLEBERRY CREEK DRAINAGE
17. September 1989 VIEW TO NORTHWEST FROM LOOKOUT
18. September 1989 VIEW TO NORTH FROM LOOKOUT
19. September 1989 VIEW TO NORTH, FROM NORTH OF FLAGPOLE
20. September 1989 VIEW TO NORTHEAST, STORAGE SHED IN FOREGROUND, PARKING LOT IN MIDDLE GROUND AND TO RIGHT
21. September 1989 VIEW TO EAST, INTO WHITE RIVER DRAINAGE
22. September 1989 VIEW TO SOUTHEAST, ALSO SHOWING WHITE RIVER DRAINAGE
23. Photocopy of photograph (4 x 5 inch enlargement of 1940 3-1/4 x 4-1/4 inch print by R. Nevan McCullough; in Cultural Resource files, Supervisor's Office, Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest) SOUTH FRONT
24. Photocopy of photograph (4 x 5 inch enlargement of 1986 35mm negative by Chapin H. Krafft, in possession of Chapin H. Krafft, Seattle, Washington) SOUTH FRONT
25. Photocopy of photograph VIEW TO NORTH FROM ROOF OF LOOKOUT; STORAGE SHED, PROBABLE OUTHOUSE UNDER CONSTRUCTION
26. Photocopy of photograph VIEW TO SOUTHEAST FROM ROOF OF LOOKOUT
27. Photocopy of photograph VIEW TO SOUTHWEST FROM ROOF OF LOOKOUT
28. Photocopy of drawing STANDARD PLAN L-4, SHEET 1 OF 8; FOUNDATION, SILLS, JOISTS AND FLOOR
29. Photocopy of drawing STANDARD PLAN L-4, SHEET 2 OF 8; FRONT SIDE AND REAR ELEVATIONS
30. Photocopy of drawing STANDARD PLAN L-4, SHEET 3 OF 8; ROOF
31. Photocopy of drawing STANDARD PLAN L-4, SHEET 4 OF 8; ELEVATION CROSS SECTIONS, DOOR SILL AND WINDOW DETAILS
32. Photocopy of drawing STANDARD PLAN L-4, SHEET 5 OF 8; ANCHOR AND SHUTTER DETAILS
33. Photocopy of drawing STANDARD PLAN L-4, SHEET 6 OF 8; CROSS SECTION, FRONT ELEVATION WITH SHUTTERS, FIRE FINDER
34. Photocopy of drawing STANDARD PLAN L-4, SHEET 7 OF 8; CHIMNEY, BUNK AND TABLE
35. Photocopy of drawing STANDARD PLAN L-4, SHEET 8 OF 8; CATWALK


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