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Fort Sheridan Historic District

Fort Sheridan, Illinois
County of Lake.
25 miles north of Chicago along shore of Lake Michigan
National Register Number: 80001379
Resource type: District.
Property type: Defense - military facility. The threat level was Satisfactory in
2006.
Congressional District: IL - 10 Certified Local Government: NO
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Statement of Significance (as of designation - April 20, 1984):
Constructed between 1889 and 1908, Fort Sheridan's importance lies in its unusual associations with notable architectural firms and the integrity and number of surviving buildings. The 230-acre historic core area within modern Fort Sheridan contains 66 buildings designed by the firm of Holabird and Roche and 26 buildings constructed from standardized plans of the Quartermaster General, and was landscaped by O.C. Simonds.

Condition:
The Landmark Preservation Council of IIlinois holds easements on a number of the properties. There is a lot of rehabilitation and new construction occurring.

No change since the last reporting period (2004)

Recommendation/Change since last report:
Ft. Sheridan can use an updated resource count, in light of rehabilitation and new construction, as well as updated documentation on the significance of the landscape.


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