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Great Lakes in Lake County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Building One

Great Lakes History Trail Stop 9

 
 
Building One Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2010
1. Building One Marker
Inscription.
Building one, with offices for the base commander and staff, was originally known as the Administration Building. Designed as the focal point of the base, its 155-foot tower overlooks the parade field and was the tallest structure on the original Training Station. The tower was designed with two additional features, a sixty-thousand gallon water tank and a clock on all four sides of the tower to give visual time checks to all in sight and to regulate clocks throughout the base.
 
Erected by Naval Station Great Lakes.
 
Location. 42° 18.678′ N, 87° 50.138′ W. Marker is in Great Lakes, Illinois, in Lake County. Marker is on Decatur Avenue near Mahan Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is along the southern boundary of Ross Field. Marker is in this post office area: Great Lakes IL 60088, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Great Lakes Football Team (here, next to this marker); "Brick Row" (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); United States Naval Training Station (about 400 feet away); Rededication of Naval Training Center Great Lakes (about
Photo on Building One Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2010
2. Photo on Building One Marker
Photo dated October 1, 1908.
400 feet away); LT John Philip Sousa Bandstand (about 400 feet away); Building Four (approx. 0.2 miles away); Original Architectural Design (approx. 0.2 miles away); Women at Great Lakes (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Great Lakes.
 
Also see . . .
1. Naval Station Great Lakes. (Submitted on November 16, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Great Lakes Naval Museum. (Submitted on November 16, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Great Lakes Naval Training Station: A History. by Francis Buzzell, 1919. (Submitted on November 16, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

4. Great Lakes Naval Training Station NRHP Listing. (Submitted on November 16, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Building One and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2010
3. Building One and Marker
Building 1 image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2010
4. Building 1
Looking east
Building 1 Tower image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2010
5. Building 1 Tower
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 491 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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