Department of Natural Resources > Private 4N-16E-27
1954: "Lorena Butte Lookout in Klickitat County has a 14x14 ground house on concrete floor foundation. The lookout is equipped with a new type cab designed and engineered by the Division Engineer and prefabricated in the shop during the winter. This new design has reduced by 40 per cent the number of sizes and pieces on the prefabricated building. It is more weather tight and is equipped for cooking and heating with bottle gas. The latter feature eliminates the fire hazard created by use of wood-burning stoves and chimneys in the old type cab." (Biennial Report of the Forestry Division)
December 15, 2005: "Nine windows have been broken out of the Lorena Butte Lookout near Goldendale, according to a man who reported it to the Klickitat County Sjheriff's Office. Matt LeFever, 21, believes the damage may have been caused by kids who told him they are in sixth grade. LeFever, who lives next to the lookout, told police that he drove two kids to the Goldendale Library at approximately 4:15 p.m. Monday from near the lookout. He said he gave them a ride because they appeared to be 'freezing' on the roadside. He said he passed two other kids on the outskirts of town. He also said four sets of tracks were visible in the snow going to and from the lookout. LeFever said he learned of the broken windows from the kids, who told him they were broken out of the structure. Now on private property, the lookout was erected in 1953, said LeFever, who has been restoring it for several years." (The Goldendale Sentinel)
2007: Moved one-half mile to a spur ridge for use by a private party. A 14x14 DNR style ground house.