Plenty of colorful trees surround the tower of the Grosse Point lighthouse in Evanston, Illinois. Just a few short minutes from the Chicago lakefront, the noise and pace of the big city disappear as you walk the shady grounds of this historic lighthouse. One of only five lighthouses on the Great Lakes to receive a second order Fresnel lens - the largest order on any lighthouse of the Great Lakes.
A major restoration of the lighthouse and keeper's house took place in 2013, giving new life to this historic structure.
Posted by Tom Gill at Wednesday, October 29, 2014