1938: "Recommendations: The warden station in section 3 T24S R7W should be moved to the top of Old Blue Mountain, in section 5 T24S R8W, where it can be used as a fireman-lookout station. In order to give the station proper communications it will be necessary to built about seven miles of telephone line from Bateman Lookout in section 5 T25S R8W to Old Blue Mtn. This will give a very excellent coverage for this district." (Douglas FPA - Oregon Department of Forestry Annual Report - 1938)
1955: "A new 14 x 14 foot lookout house on a 50 foot treated tower was constructed on Old Blue at a cost of $3,841.43." (Douglas FPA - Oregon Department of Forestry Annual Report - 1955)
June 2007: The lookout declared unsafe for occupancy and removed, to be replaced by a camera detection system.