June 1936: Proposed projects: "Another 100-foot tower and guard station will be constructed on Tope Creek in the Wallowa district." (The Forest Log)
November 15, 1936: A 100-foot creosoted ring connected tower with a 7 x 7 cab completed, was started October 1, 1936. The construction required 204 man days of labor and a total cost of $1,948.20. (Investment Record - Structural Improvements - ECW)
June 13, 1938: Panorama photos taken
July 30, 1938: A 14' x 18' plan 71 S.D.A. R6 #2-0-3 one room living quarters completed, was started June 1, 1938. The construction required 226 man days of labor and a total cost of $732.08. (Investment Record - Structural Improvements - ECW)
1950's: Utilized as a combination fire observation and Ground Observer Corps station.
1958: Six miles of old phone line to the lookout was removed and a new garbage pit dug.
1965: Metal roofing was installed on the lookout buildings.
1977: "The Tope Creek lookout was sold to Zella Guyness for $5312.00." (Northeast Oregon District - Oregon Department of Forestry Annual Report - 1977)