Walker Bank Building Lookout Site
US 1171, UT 3

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1171, UT 3 (view other lookout sites in United States, Utah)
Date Registered December 8, 2011
Nominated by Kent Argow
Location Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
Salt Lake County, Utah
Coordinates N 40° 45.925' W 111° 53.458' (view using Google Maps)
N 40° 45' 56" W 111° 53' 27"
N 40.765418° W 111.890970°
Elevation 4,299 ft (1,310 m)
Administered by U.S.Forest Service


This lookout in Salt Lake City was on the top of the 15-story Walker Bank Building. There was no enclosure, just a three-legged map/alidade table. The lookout was first established in 1939 by the Wasatch National Forest and the Salt Lake City water department, and used until about 1948. Its purpose was the protection of the surrounding city watershed and the detection of fires before they could attack the city itself. The lookout was usually staffed from late morning until dark. In those days the Bank building was the tallest in the City.


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