Rock Rift Fire Observation Tower (NRIS 100003231)
New York. County/parish: Delaware.
Added to the National Register of Historic Places
December 07, 2018.
- Rock Rift Fire Observation Tower
- Rock Rift Fire Observation Tower, also known as the Rock Rift Fire Tower, is a historic fire observation station located in the Town of Tompkins, Delaware County, New York. The tower stands at the summit of Tower Mountain at an elevation of 2,376 ft (724 m) and rises above the Cannonsville Reservoir, part of New York City’s extensive water supply system. It was built in 1934 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places # 100003231 in 2018. The Rock Rift Fire Tower is also listed on the National Historic Lookout Register of the [Forest Fire Lookout Association.] Its listing numbers are US 1183, NY 41. The tower was transferred to the Town of Tompkins from New York State Department of Environmental Conservation in 2017. The land that the tower rests on is owned by New York City as part of their West of Hudson Watershed. The tower was decommissioned from active use in 1989. (read more...)
National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/100003231