Chicago in Cook County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Waveland Clock Tower
Originally known as the Lincoln Park Fieldhouse and Carillon Tower, the Waveland Clock Tower was constructed in 1931. The English Gothic style building was designed by Edwin H. Clark and the chimes were from the Deagan Company of Chicago.
The Waveland area of Lincoln Park is part a landfill extension project which had begun in 1916, but progressed slowly. Completed in the late 1920s, the landfill enlarged the park from Cornelia Ave. northward to Montrose Ave., and included a golf course by the noted designer, E.B. Dearie. As the types of active recreation were growing in popularity at this time, tennis courts and athletic fields were also included in the extension.
The fieldhouse provided park patrons with shower, locker and rest rooms, club and craft rooms. A separate small refreshment stand building, also designed by Edwin H. Clark, was originally operated by the Brauer Co. While the field house was being designed, the Commissioners received a $50,000 bequest for the carillon towner from the estate of Mrs. Annie M. Wolforth, who died in 1926. The donation was made in memory of her husband, Jacob A. Wolforth, a
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Parks & Recreational Areas • Sports.
Location. 41° 57.106′ N, 87° 38.479′ W. Marker is in Chicago, Illinois, in Cook County. Marker can be reached from North Recreation Drive near West Addison Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3650 North Recreation Drive, Chicago IL 60657, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kwanusila (approx. 0.2 miles away); John A. "Jack" Johnson (approx. one mile away); Graves Family Monument (approx. one mile away); Joseph R. Scott (approx. one mile away); Allan Pinkerton (approx. 1.1 miles away); Louis Henri Sullivan Earl Seymour Wharton Reebie (approx. 1.1 miles away); Claude Seymour Reebie (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chicago.
More about this marker. The Waveland Clock Tower is in Lincoln Park.
The marker is duplicated on both sides of the sign.
Also see . . . Details of the Deagan tubular chime. (Submitted on September 5, 2020, by Carl Scott Zimmerman of Kirkwood, Missouri.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 3, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 730 times since then and 12 times this year. Last updated on September 5, 2020, by Carl Scott Zimmerman of Kirkwood, Missouri. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 3, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.