Jackson Park Station Site

Chicago, IL

Also known as Chicago (1893-1902); Jackson Park (1903-1963)

The Jackson Park Station Site site was established in 1893


This is not an active site. It was active 1893-1908


This site was closed (in) 1908 (at this site, 1963 at new [2nd] site)


This is the original site location


Designation number: 290 (279)

Station closed in 1908 at this site and moved to a new location. 1893 station house does not survive.

Station Site Notes:

1892 being constructed to take the place of the Old Chicago Station; 1907 new station being constructed in new location (USLSS Annual Reports). Station Built 1892; station was originally located on south side entrance to Chicago River, at north end of main inner breakwater, about 7 miles south by east of Chicago River Light, Lake Michigan. A new location was acquired in 1904.; Coast Guard Lifeboat Station Jackson Park in Chicago, Illinois was established in 1890. On January 20, 1904 and ordinance was passed by the South Park Commissioners to erect a new station at a different site. That new station was operational in 1905. The station was disestablished on July 1, 1963. The property was disposed of in March 1964 by a Quitclaim Deed to the Chicago Park District (USCG Historian's Website).

Buildings at this Station Site

There are no surviving station houses at this site.

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