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

Building Four

Great Lakes History Trail Stop 5

 
 
Building Four Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2010
1. Building Four Marker
Inscription.
The original Drill Hall, now a gymnasium, was designed with battered walls to give the massive building a military, fort-like appearance. Above the main entrance, the architects provided a large ornamentation of the bow of an ancient sailing ship, oars in oarlocks and surmounted by a large spread eagle to serve as a masthead. In times of war the Drill Hall has served variously as a storehouse, barracks, hospital ward and, during WWII, housed a Protestant chapel at one end and a Catholic chapel at the other.
 
Erected by Naval Station Great Lakes.
 
Location. 42° 18.776′ N, 87° 50.324′ W. Marker is in Great Lakes, Illinois, in Lake County. Marker is on Dewey Avenue near Sampson Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch 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. Original Architectural Design (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); World War I / Between the Wars (about 400 feet away); The First Recruit / Original Historic Structures (about 400 feet away); Black and White
Photo on Building Four Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2010
2. Photo on Building Four Marker
(about 400 feet away); Origins of the Base / Construction (about 400 feet away); The Golden Thirteen (about 400 feet away); World War II (about 600 feet away); Great Lakes Athletics (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Great Lakes.
 
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.)
 
Categories. EducationPatriots & PatriotismWar, World IWar, World II
 
Photo on Building Four Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2010
3. Photo on Building Four Marker
Building Four and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2010
4. Building Four and Marker
Building Four Main Entrance image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2010
5. Building Four Main Entrance
Building Four Frontispiece image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2010
6. Building Four Frontispiece
Building Four image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2010
7. Building Four
Looking northwest
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 18, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 481 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on November 18, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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