July 11, 1957: "Last week George Hendryx with the State cat started work on Nestor's Peak, opening logging roads and building a road to the top of the peak for a proposed lookout site." (Mt. Adams Sun)
1958: A 40-foot tower was erected.
1956-58: A lookout was completed on Nestor Peak during the biennium. (1st Biennial Report of the Washington Department of Natural Resources)
1977: A two-story lookout building replaced the earlier tower.