September 1923: "A tower was completed by the first of July." (Six Twenty-Six)
February 1928: "A glass enclosed cage was constructed on the Churchill Mountain lookout tower in the Orient District last fall. Mr. Hougland was the head carpenter, Ed Smith packed the lumber and materials to the point, and everybody helped how and where they could. This job lasted into November in spite of extremely bad weather. If you think doing carpenter work on top of a tower on the highest point of the highest mountains in your district in October and November, is a pleasant job--try it some stormy fall. The boys deserve a lot of credit for finishing the job. The lookouts, who sit there in comfort next season instead of hanging on by their eye teeth in the winds, will, no doubt, appreciate it fully." (Six Twenty-Six)
1955: The lookout was moved to Quartz Mountain.
National Geodetic Survey
DESIGNATION - CHURCHILL LOOKOUT TOWER PID - TP0912 STATE/COUNTY- WA/STEVENS COUNTRY - US USGS QUAD - CHURCHILL MTN (1992)