Pyramid Peak Aircraft Warning Service Lookout (NRIS 07000726)
3.5 miles up Pyramid Pk.trail at end of Camp David Jr. Rd.,
Washington. County/parish: Clallam.
Park name: Olympic.
1 contributing building.
Added to the National Register of Historic Places
July 13, 2007.
Part of Olympic National Park MPS
- Pyramid Peak Aircraft Warning Service Lookout
- The Pyramid Peak Aircraft Warning Service Lookout was built in the fall of 1942 in Olympic National Park to function as a spotter station guarding against intrusions by Japanese aircraft during World War II. The single-story frame structure is located on the southern side of Pyramid Peak. Funded by the U.S. Army, it was built by National Park Service employees Joe and Rena Shurnick as one of thirteen such sites within the present Olympic National Park. The 13-by-16-foot (4.0 by 4.9 m) shed is clad in wood shingles and has a simple pitched roof covered with wood shakes. A small woodshed is located just to the north. There are unglazed window openings on each side of the shelter. The lookout was used as an Aircraft Warning Service station until June 1944, when the AWS was abandoned. Pyramid Peak and Dodger Point Fire Lookout are the only such stations remaining in Olympic National Park.The Pyramid Peak Lookout was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on July 13, 2007. (read more...)
- Late 19Th And Early 20Th Century American Movements
National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/07000726