Photographer's Note

The Stage Office was built by the Summit Stage Company in the 1908, and served as the first home of the Mount Washington Observatory from 1932 to 1937. It was in this two-story, rectangular building that observers recorded the world's highest wind speed in a great storm on April 12, 1934. At the height of the furious strom, the anemometer atop the northeast end of the gable roof clocked a peak gust of 231 MPH (372 km/h)!
The building was replaced in 1976 with today's Stage Office, a very close likeness of its predecessor. Owned and operated by the Mount Washington Auto Road, the facility is now open to the public. Inside, visitors can purchase a multitude of Mount Washington gifts and novelties. Outside, people often wonder at the giant chains securing the building's roof, a reminder of the fierce conditions that often prevail on Mount Washington.

Source : www.mountwashington.org/about/visitor/history/

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