The Grosse Point Lighthouse is located in Evanston, Illinois. It was built by the United States Government in 1873 as the lead lighthouse marking the approach to Chicago after several shipwrecks demonstrated its need. The lighthouse belongs to the National Register of Historic Places and the National Historic Landmark.
Height: 113 ft (34 m)
Focal Height: 119 ft (36 m)
Intensity: 68,000 candlepower
Range: 18 nautical miles; 34 kilometres
Note: The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) is the United States federal government’s official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects deemed worthy of preservation.
A National Historic Landmark (NHL) is a building, district, object, site, or structure that is officially recognized by the United States government for its outstanding historical significance. Of over 85,000 places listed on the country’s National Register of Historic Places, only some 2,500 are recognized as National Historic Landmarks.