Chicago Marine Safety Station in Chicago

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Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
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Chicago Marine Safety Station
Official name:Chicago Marine Safety Station
Formerly:Chicago Police Marine Unit Headquarters
Formerly:Chicago Coast Guard Station

108 North Streeter Drive, Chicago, Illinois, The Loop 60611
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Quick Facts
Statistics
  • Floor space: 12,500 square feet
Timeline
  • 1960's: The federal government sold this building to the city of Chicago for $800
Notes
  • This building's architecture is especially noteworthy because it is an example of original Cape Cod architecture so seldom seen outside of New England and the Canadian Maritime provinces.
  • This building was an abandoned Coast Guard station. After 9/11 it was reactivated and renovated in 2005.
  • This building is used by the U.S. Coast Guard, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and the Chicago Police.
Green Things
  • This was the first public building in Chicago to have geothermal heating and cooling.
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  It is a beautiful building that is overlooked by thousands each day and they pass it on Lake Shore Drive.

Tim - Wednesday, October 29th, 2008 @ 2:13pm  

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