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

United States Naval Training Station

Great Lakes, Illinois

 
 
United States Naval Training Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2010
1. United States Naval Training Station Marker
Inscription.


Land donated, 1905,
by
The Commercial Club of Chicago,
Theodore Roosevelt, President,
Paul Morton, Secretary of the Navy,
F. A. Delano, President, Commercial Club, Chicago,
Graeme Stewart, Member, Commercial Club, Chicago.



Station Dedicated 1911.
William H. Taft, President,
George Von L. Meyer, Secretary of the Navy,
George C. Perkins, Chairman, Senate Naval Committee,
George E. Foss, Chairman, House Naval Committee,
Albert Ross, Rear Admiral, U.S.N., Commandant,
George A. McKay, Civil Engineer, U.S.N.
Clinton D. Thurber, Civil Engineer, U.S.N.
Jarvis Hunt, Architect.

 
Erected 1911 by Naval Station Great Lakes.
 
Location. 42° 18.725′ N, 87° 50.091′ W. Marker is in Great Lakes, Illinois, in Lake County. Marker is on John Paul Jones Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is near the entrance to Building 1, 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. "Brick Row" (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Building One
United States Naval Training Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2010
2. United States Naval Training Station Marker
At entrance to Building 1
(about 400 feet away); The Great Lakes Football Team (about 400 feet away); Rededication of Naval Training Center Great Lakes (about 600 feet away); LT John Philip Sousa Bandstand (about 600 feet away); Building Four (approx. 0.2 miles away); Original Architectural Design (approx. mile away); World War II (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map 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. The Great Lakes Naval Training Station: A History. by Francis Buzzell, 1919. (Submitted on November 16, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. Military
 
Building 1, Naval Station Great Lakes image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2010
3. Building 1, Naval Station Great Lakes
Anchor at Flagpole west of Bldg 1 image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2010
4. Anchor at Flagpole west of Bldg 1
Looking WSW across Ross Field toward Sousa Bandstand
Entrance Sign for Naval Station Great Lakes image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2010
5. Entrance Sign for Naval Station Great Lakes
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 16, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 779 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 16, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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