Oat Mountain Lookout - 1926
|Registry Numbers||US 1787, CA 33 (view other lookout sites in United States, California)|
|Date Registered||November 3, 2019|
|Nominated by||Brad Eells|
|Location||Los Angeles County, California|
N 34° 19.791' W 118° 36.058' (view using Google Maps)
N 34° 19' 47" W 118° 36' 03"
N 34.329848° W 118.600962°
|Elevation||3,748 ft (1,142 m)|
|Administered by||Los Angeles County Fire Department|
Oat Mountain Lookout was completed in 1923, a 30 foot X-Brace steel tower with an 8x8 observation cabin. It is unknown if a residence cabin was built on the site.
The original structure was eventually replaced by a telephone relay tower with a lookout cabin built on top. The lookout continued in use through at least 1968. KABC-TV has installed a Doppler 7000 weather radar dome on top of the former lookout cabin.
Lookout on top of telephone relay building - 1963
Spiral staircase used to access the lookout cabin
Oat Mountain today with KABC Doppler 7000 radar atop the cab structure
Los Angeles County fire detection system article - 1928