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

Original Architectural Design

Great Lakes History Trail Stop 3

 
 
Original Architectural Design Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2010
1. Original Architectural Design Marker
Inscription.
Unlike many military complexes where troops occupied the site before construction, the Great Lakes project was designed and built before training operations began. The architect, Jarvis Hunt of Chicago, varied the design of individual buildings based on function and size. A common bond throughout the Italian Renaissance design was achieved by using terra cotta ornamentation, arches and vaults to unit the buildings into one common theme.
 
Erected by Naval Station Great Lakes.
 
Location. 42° 18.735′ N, 87° 50.367′ W. Marker is in Great Lakes, Illinois, in Lake County. Marker is at the intersection of Sampson Road and Farragut Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Sampson Road. Click for map. Marker is in the Historic District of Naval Station Great Lakes. 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. Origins of the Base / Construction (within shouting distance of this marker); The Golden Thirteen (within shouting distance of this marker); Black and White (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Recruit / Original Historic Structures
Photo on Original Architectural Design Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2010
2. Photo on Original Architectural Design Marker
Building 1 in distance.
(within shouting distance of this marker); World War I / Between the Wars (within shouting distance of this marker); World War II (within shouting distance of this marker); Great Lakes Athletics (within shouting distance of this marker); Women at Great Lakes (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Great Lakes.
 
Regarding Original Architectural Design. See nearby related markers.
 
Also see . . .
1. Naval Station Great Lakes. (Submitted on November 18, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Great Lakes Naval Museum. (Submitted on November 18, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Great Lakes Naval Training Station. (Submitted on November 18, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Jarvis Hunt, Architect. (Submitted on November 18, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Original Architectural Design Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2010
3. Original Architectural Design Marker
Building 1 at left distance; east across Sampson Road and Ross Field
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 542 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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