Oregon Department of Forestry - North West Oregon FPA 3N-6W-12
August 1934: "A small detachment located on the slopes of Round Top mountain under the supervision of Ed Conklin, forester, were settled and began work on a pack trail to a lookout to be constructed to the top of the 3003 feet high peak. The lookout will tower 100 feet above the mountain top." (The Forest Log)
June 1935: "The small side-camp at Round Top officially celebrated completion of the major portion of its work with the burning of five acres of slashing near the Round Top lookout. Timber was felled near the lookout to provide greater visibility." (The Forest Log)
September 17, 1936: Panorama photos taken BY S.L.M.
July 19, 1941: "Tom Seth, ranger at the Round Top lookout station, near Timber, was knocked out for a time Thursday night, but recovered and finished his shift, district ranger officers reported." (lightning strike) (The Oregonian)
Activated: September 9, 1942. Portland Filter Center.
June 1946: "Northwest Oregon state unit has a 50-foot tower with 14 by 14 cabin under construction on Round Top which is to be completed in a short time." (The Forest Log)
1946: At a cost of $2261.15, a timber tower with a 14x14 cab was constructed.
1955: 30 broken windows panes were replaced, repaired shutters and painted inside and out.
1965: The last season the lookout was staffed.
The NGS Data Sheet
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1941 (ANS) STATION IS ABOUT 16 MILES NW OF FOREST GROVE, 15 MILES SW OF VERONIA AND ABOUT 2 MILES W OF STATE HIGHWAY 2. IT IS ON ROUND TOP MOUNTAIN, A PROMINENT MOUNTAIN WITH THREE SIDES BURNED OVER AND A SMALL AMOUNT OF TIMBER ON THE NW SIDE. THE TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN HAS BEEN CLEARED OF TIMBER. ROUND TOP LOOKOUT TREE IS A 100-FOOT FIR TREE, TOPPED AND GUYED, WITH A LOOKOUT HOUSE BUILT ON THE TOP. THE TREE IS ABOUT 250 FEET WSW OF THE HIGHEST PART OF THE MOUNTAIN AND 35 FEET S OF A BOARD-COVERED CABIN. THE HOUSE IS PAINTED WHITE AND THERE IS AN IRON LADDER ON THE N SIDE OF THE TREE. ROUND TOP IS 15.81 METERS NNE OF THE LOOKOUT TREE.