march, 2019

09mar7:00 pm8:00 pmEvening Lecture: Saving the 1911 Kendrick Mountain Fire Lookout CabinRiordan Mansion State Historic Park

Event Details

The historic 1911 Kendrick Mountain Fire Lookout Cabin

The historic 1911 Kendrick Mountain Fire Lookout Cabin

Neil Weintraub and David McKee will discuss recent herculean efforts by multiple partners to rehabilitate the historic 1911 Kendrick Mountain Fire Lookout Cabin. The Cabin was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988. It is one of only two fire lookout cabins left from this time period in the Southwest Region, and the only one that is located in a designated wilderness area. In winter 2016/2017 a Douglass Fir tree fell and crushed the cabin’s roof. Further complicating preservation work, it is a 2400 foot ascent over four miles to access the cabin at 10,200 ft absl,  The restoration work first had to be postponed due to the June 2017 Boundary Fire. With crews set to do the work in early October 2018, Hurricane Rosa further delayed the project. With a small window at the end of October 2018, crews, undaunted by a snowstorm and subfreezing temperatures completed most of the cabin rehabilitation work. Kaibab National Forest employees, Dr. Marty Lee’s Wilderness Class, American Conservation Experience crews, and local cabin rehabilitation specialist David McKee partnered to help preserve the cabin for the public to enjoy for at least the next hundred years.

Free event.


(Saturday) 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Riordan Mansion State Historic Park

409 W Riordan Rd.

Arizona Historical Society