Midway Peak Lookout - Circa 1945
|Registry Numbers||US 1854, CA 49 (view other lookout sites in United States, California)|
|Date Registered||December 15, 2019|
|Nominated by||Brad Eells|
|Location||Kern County, California|
N 35° 09.876' W 119° 37.087' (view using Google Maps)
N 35° 09' 53" W 119° 37' 05"
N 35.164595° W 119.618121°
|Elevation||3,665 ft (1,117 m)|
|Administered by||Kern County Fire Department|
Midway Peak Lookout was constructed for the Kern County Fire Department, circa 1945 according to the Thornton survey. The design was unique to Kern County and was shared by Annette Lookout and perhaps others. The structure was 3 stories with an engine shed on the ground floor, living quarters on the second floor, the third floor was the glass enclosed observation room with a small crow's nest atop the cabin that may have been used for heliograph communication prior to radios becoming the norm.
The removal date is unknown.