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Water Tower, Building 49 - Ft. Sheridan, IL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn
N 42° 12.990 W 087° 48.723
16T E 432976 N 4674133
Quick Description: Water tower for Ft. Sheridan site, designed by Holabird & Roche from Chicago in 1891.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 5/18/2008 6:56:25 AM
Waymark Code: WM3TXB
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 9

Long Description:
See (visit link) for extensive history. Also see my waymark WM3TX7 for synopsis.

The imposing tower was originally designed with a more pitched roof and provided a dramatic opening at the base large enough to accommodate a platoon of soldiers marching to the adjoining parade ground. Connected structurally to barracks buildings on the east and west sides, the tower structure formed the commanding centerpiece to the historically significant complex. The tower was reduced to its current 168 foot height in 1949 to address structural problems.

Street address:
Leonard Wood Ave.
Ft. Sheridan, IL USA


County / Borough / Parish: Lake County

Year listed: 1974

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1875-1899

Historic function: Defense, Industry/Processing/Extraction

Current function: Domestic

Privately owned?: yes

Season start / Season finish: From: 1/1/2008 To: 12/31/2008

Hours of operation: From: 9:00 AM To: 5:00 PM

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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