1914: "One new mountain station was constructed during the year. It is located on Azure Mountain, near Gile, in western Franklin county. This mountain station covers a large area, nearly all of which has been lumbered. These are the areas in which large fires often occur, and the station commands a range of this territory." (Fourth Annual Report of the Conservation Commission)
1918: A 35-foot steel tower was purchased and erected. (8th Annual Report of the Conservation Commission)
August 26, 1946: "Harry J. Fournier, 47, fire observer on Azure Mountain, about 12 miles from St. Regis Falls, for the past five years, was found dead in the cabin which he occupied atop the mountain Tuesday afternoon. The body was found by Albert Farmer and Peter Arcadi, friends of the deceased who went to the cabin to investigate after being unable to get a response to their telephone calls. Death was attributed to a cerebral hemorrhage. Mr. Fournier was born Sept. 10, 1898, the son of Eva and the late Joseph Fournier, St. Regis Falls. Besides his mother he is survived by a brother, Roy, Greenwich, N.Y.; two sisters, the Misses Bessie Fournier, Saranac Lake and Bernice of Port Chester. Funeral was held Thursday at 10 A.M., with the Rev. F.C. McMahon, pastor of St. Ann's Church, St, Regis Falls, officiating." (Syracuse Herald-Journal)
October 27, 2013: "10 years ago ---- October 27, 2003: A long-closed Adirondack fire tower has been reopened formally -- by the last man to work there. Michael J. Richards, St. Regis Falls, late last month cut the ribbon that signified the end of a two-year effort to save, restore and reopen the Azure Mountain fire tower. He spent two seasons -- 1977 and 1978 -- atop the tower, watching for fires that threatened the vast Adirondack forests." (Watertown Daily Times - Online)
National Geodetic Survey
DESIGNATION - AZURE MOUNTAIN LOOKOUT TOWER PID - PH1746 STATE/COUNTY- NY/FRANKLIN COUNTRY - US USGS QUAD - LAKE OZONIA (1964)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1963 (VBM) STATION IS THE CENTER OF THE BASE OF THE TOWER. IT IS A 4 LEGGED STEEL STRUCTURE WITH AN ENCLOSED OBSERVING ROOM AT THE TOP. THE OVERALL HEIGHT OF THE STRUCTURE IS ABOUT 50 FEET.
LOCATED ON TOP OF AZURE MOUNTAIN ABOUT 4 MILES EAST OF THE FRANKLIN-ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY LINE, 6-1/2 MILES SOUTH SOUTHWEST OF SANTA CLARA AND ON STATE OWNED PROPERTY.