Chicago Architecture Info

Chicago Marine Safety Station

Official name: Chicago Marine Safety Station
Formerly known as Chicago Police Marine Unit Headquarters
Chicago Coast Guard Station
108 North Streeter Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Basic Information
Type Government Building
Floors: 3
Neighborhood: The Loop
More Information
  • Floor space: 12,500 square feet
  • 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.
  • 1960's: The federal government sold this building to the city of Chicago for $800