Great Lakes in Lake County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Great Lakes History Trail Stop 9
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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
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. Marker is along the southern boundary of Ross Field. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Great Lakes IL 60088, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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 United States Naval Training Station (about 400 feet away); Rededication of Naval Training Center Great Lakes (about 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. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Great Lakes.
Also see . . .
1. National Museum of the American Sailor (formerly Great Lakes Naval Museum). Museum website homepage (Submitted on November 16, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Great Lakes Naval Training Station: A History. by Francis Buzzell, 1919. (Submitted on November 16, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 5, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 16, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 656 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 16, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 6. submitted on September 5, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.