Grosse Point Light

"Evanston, Illinois"


Built: 1873
Automated: 1935
Decommissioned: 1941

This 90-foot-tall light tower was originally made of brick but its walls were covered with 4 inches of concrete in 1914 to prevent further deterioration. It is connected by an enclosed brick passageway to a two-story double keepers' dwelling which is made of yellow brick. It was relighted in 1946 and is still maintained as a private aid to navigation. It is located next to Northwestern University and is currently operated as a nature center and maritime museum by the City of Evanston.



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