c.1918: Mr. and Mrs. Bill Elkins were the first lookouts to staff this station. The original structures amounted to a fire finder mounted on an open stand.
September 1, 1932: "J.W. Ferguson, district warden of the Clackamas-Marion Counties unit, was a visitor in Salem a few days ago. He states that the new lookout house on Pechuck will soon be completed and it will be one of the best in the state. It is being constructed entirely of rock. It is 14 by 14 feet with walls 12 inches thick." (The Forest Log)