Northwestern Elevated Railroad, Interlocking Tower, Wilson Avenue, Chicago, Cook County, IL
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Wilson Avenue, Chicago, IL
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER IL-2
Building/structure dates: 1900 initial construction
Significance: A surviving example of an elevated railroad interlocking tower which is similar in design to the original towers used around the Union Loop by the Union Elevated Railroad in downtown Chicago.
Northwestern Elevated Railroad Company
Chicago Transit Authority
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
1. VIEW OF WILSON AVENUE UPPER LEVEL INTERLOCKING TOWER. DESIGN SIMILAR TO THAT WHICH WAS ON LOOP.
2. GENERAL VIEW IN SWITCH ROOM OF TOWER SHOWING MECHANICAL INTERLOCKING LEVERS.
3. VIEW OF LOCKING BED AND LEADOUT CRANKS ON FIRST FLOOR OF TOWER.
4. VIEW OF MECHANICAL INTERLOCKING LEADOUT FROM TOWER.
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