Germania Club, Chicago

Germania Club

The Germania Club in Chicago is located at 1536 N. Clark Street. It was designed by the architectural firm of Adison and Fielder in 1888. The building was constructed in 1889. Its style was a blend of Romanesque Revival and Classical Revival. It is five stories. There is a 2 story limestone base. There is a portico and arched doorway on the south end. In the upper stories, there are arched windows capped by pediment and a pilaster supporting the cornice at the top of the building.

The building includes the grand ballroom and a banquet room. There is a restaurant and a bar.

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on 10/22/1976.

In 2008, the Germania building was sold to KIMCO Realty for 9.3 million dollars. 6 years later, the building was sold to an affiliate of Buffalo Grove based Svigos Asset Management for 7.8 million dollars.

Rotary Park Glover Bight Trail Cape Coral

Rotary Park Glover Bight Trail Signage

Entrance Signage

Boardwalk Trail

Boardwalk Trail

View of Mangroves from the Tower

View of Mangroves from the Tower


Boardwalk Trail

Boardwalk Trail

Stairs to Nowhere

Glover Bight

Glover Bight

Glover Bight

This is a 6/10 of a mile boardwalk trail in Rotary Park in Cape Coral. It passes through mangrove wetlands. It ends at Glover Bight a branch of the Caloosahatchee River. The bight has oyster bars and shallow flats.

Perley Hale, Architect

Perley Hale is an American architect. He was originally from Michigan. He primarily designed homes, but he also commercial projects.

Some of his projects include:

Anheuser Busch Warehouse (1908) abutting IC tracks at 72nd and Kimbark Chicago.

DesMoines County Courthouse (1882) in Burlington, Iowa. 4 story building built of sandstone and brick.

Home built in 1904. 1866 S. Lawndale Ave. Chicago. Style Queen Anne

Home built in 1912 10919 S. Prospect. Chicago.

Home built in 1909. 1501 N. Bosworth Avenue Chicago.

Home built in 1909

1324 N. Bosworth Avenue Chicago Style Palladian

Home built in 1912. 1970 Evergreen Ave. Chicago. Style Italianate.

Home built in 1905. 1818 S. Ayers Chicago. Style Romanesque.

Home built in 1909. 1744 W. 18th Chicago. Style Flemish

Anton E. Hanson house built in 1912. 7610

Four Mile Cove Ecologic Preserve, Cape Coral

View of Caloosahatchee River

This preserve is the second largest preserved green space in Cape Coral. It is located at the east end of SE 23rd Terrace

View of Caloosahatchee River from the Preserve

It consists of 365 acres of brackish water wetlands along theIt features a walking trail, a visitor’s center, a Veterans Memorial Area and kayak rentals.

View of the Caloosahatchee River from the Preserve

View of the Caloosahatchee River from the Preserve

View from 4 Mile Cove Ecologic Preserve

Iwo Jima Memorial

Signage Page 2

Signage Page 1

Iraq War Memorial

Vietnam Memorial

Gold Star Mother Memorial

Merchant Marine Memorial

4 mile Cove Ecologic Preserve Boardwalk

Tidal Creek

View from 4 mile cove Ecologic Preserve

Same as above

Southport Lanes to close

Southport Lane on the north side of Chicago at 3325 N. Southport Avenue has been during its history a speak-easy, brothel, gambling house and a bowling alley. Unfortunately, it will close for good on September 27. 2020 after 98 years of business. The cur6 owners paid $461,335 for the establishment in 1991.

Southport Lanes

Entrance Southport Lanes

Southport Lanes

Same as above

Aerojet Dade

Located at the edge of the Florida Everglades, Aerojet Dade is a deserted rocket testing and manufacturing facility.

In 1963, the Air Force awarded a 3 million dollar contract to Aerojet General. This was a major rocket and missile propulsion manufacturer. Aerojet was to build a rocket manufacturing and testing site near Homestead, FL. Aero jet acquired land for the plant less than 5 miles from EvergladeNational Park. They signed a lease for the property. Multiple buildings were constructed in addition to two rocket silos. A canal was built from the facility to Barnes Sound in the Atlantic. This was called Aerojet Canal. This was used to transport fuel and rocket parts.

The facility was closed in 1968 after NASA decided to use liquid fuel in its rockets.

Parts of the facility scrapped. Doorways to the buildings have been covered with mounds of dirt. SWFWM dismantled the shed over the silo in 2013. The silo was covered by concrete.

The Aerojet Road which ran from the facility south to the test firing site is now a nature trail.

Aerojet Road

Rocket in Silo


Same as above

Six Mile Cypress Fort Myers

Six Miles Cypress Slough

Signage Six Mile Cypress Slough

Six Mile Cypress Slough

Entrance Six Mile Cypress Slough


Wetland and Turtles


Ibis on Fence

Wetland Site

Pond Site

Pond Site

Pond Site


Wet land

Fungus on tree

Exit Six Mile Cypress Slough