Forest Preserve District of Cook County records
MSFPDC09series6

 An inventory of the collection at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Summary Information

Repository
Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives
Creator
Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Illinois (Ill.).
Title
Forest Preserve District of Cook County records, Series VI: Construction Blueprints and Other Large Blueprints,
ID
MSFPDC09series6
Date [inclusive]
1915- ca. 1995
Extent
331.25 Linear feet
Language
English
Abstract
The Forest Preserve District of Cook County was created in 1914 with a mandate to “protect and preserve” the forests of Cook County. By 2004, the district had acquired more than 67,000 acres of forest lands. This collection contains the records of the district and other records that are relevant for the district’s history.

Preferred Citation note

Forest Preserve District of Cook County records, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Illinois at Chicago

Return to Table of Contents »


Scope and Contents

This series contains over one thousand (1,000) blueprints generated by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County (FPDCC), by other entities on the district's behalf, or by the National Park Service or other organizations. Researchers interested in building and construction projects might also wish to consult Series V, "Planning, Construction, and Development records," and Series 0 (zero), "Photographs and Illustrations."

This series includes five (5) sub-series:

Sub-series 1: Master Plans and Control Plans, ca. 1930-1975, bulk 1941

Sub-series 2: Flood Control Project, Skokie Lagoons, 1920s-1930s

Sub-series 3: Projects, 1930- ca. 190, bulk 1960-1985

Sub-series 4: National Park Service and State of Illinois Projects, ca. 1930 – ca. 1940

Sub-series 5: Unidentified Blueprints, dates vary or are undetermined

Return to Table of Contents »


Administrative Information

Publication Information

Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives

801 S. Morgan Street
Chicago, Illinois, 60607
312.996.2742

Restrictions on Access

None.

Restrictions on Use

Some items in this Series are currently being digitized to ensure broader access and may not be immediately available. Patrons are advised to call ahead to ensure that the boxes they would like to consult will be available.

Processing Support

Processing and encoding of this collection was made possible by a generous grant from the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation (http://www.gddf.org).

Return to Table of Contents »


Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Illinois (Ill.).
  • Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Illinois (Ill.). -- Archives

Personal Name(s)

  • Morrill, John Barstow

Subject(s)

  • County forests -- Illinois.
  • Forest reserves -- Illinois -- Cook County.
  • Natural areas.

Return to Table of Contents »


Collection Inventory

Series VI: Construction Blueprints and Other Large Blueprints, 1915 - ca. 1999 

Sub-series 1: Master Plans and Control Plans, ca. 1930-1975  (Bulk, 1941)   20.0 envelopes

Scope and Contents note

This sub-series contains a large collection of the FPDCC's Master Plans and Control Plans. Most of these plans were drawn and dated in 1941, although some are dated as early as 1937 and one is dated as late as 1975.

Oversize

[guide to Forest Preserve District recreational holdings; picnic areas and other spots], undated 

Folder VI-1

Key to master plans, undated 

Folder VI-1

Keys to master plans, 1941 

Folder VI-1

Master Plans, [sheets 1-20], 1941 

Folder VI-2

Master Plan, [sheets 21-27, #9100-27, sheets 28, 30, #9100-34, sheet 37, unidentified sheets], 1941 

Folder VI-3

Master Plans, [sheets 38-40, #9100-40, #9100-42, sheets 43-53], 1941 

Folder VI-4

Master Plans, [sheets 1, 2, 3], 1941 

Folder VI-5

Master Plans, [sheets 4-7], 1941 

Folder VI-6

Master Plans, [8-13], 1941 

Folder VI-7

Master Plans, [sheets 14-18], 1941 

Folder VI-8

Master Plans, [sheets 18-23], 1941 

Folder VI-9

Master Plans, [sheets 23-47], 1941 

Folder VI-10

Master plans [unidentified sheets], 1941 

Folder VI-10

Master plans [sheets 48, 49, 51, 52, 53], 1941 

Folder VI-11

Master plans [stapled packet of sheets 2, 3, 5 through 19, and 21 through 24], 1941 

Folder VI-12

Master plans [stapled packet of sheets 1 through 13], 1941 

Folder VI-13

Keys to Control Plans, undated 

Folder VI-13

Control plans [sheets 2A, 2B, 3, 4, 5], ca. 1941 

Folder VI-13

Control plans [sheets 6 through 17], ca. 1941 

Folder VI-14

Control plans [sheets 18 through 32], 1941 

Folder VI-15

Control plans [sheets 33 through 44], 1941 

Folder VI-16

Control plans [sheets 49 through 55], 1941 

Folder VI-17

Master plans [sheet 42], 1937 

Folder VI-18

Master plans [sheet 45], 1938 

Folder VI-18

Master plans [sheet 21], undated 

Folder VI-18

Control plans [sheets 17, 22, 25, 45 through 49], 1949 

Folder VI-18

Control plans [sheets 2A, 2B, 3, 13, 14, 15, 33, 38A, 39A, 40A, 43, 45, 46A, 48], ca. 1957 

Folder VI-19

Control plans [unidentified sheets], ca. 1957 

Folder VI-19

Control plans [sheets 1.2 and 2], 1960 

Folder VI-19

Control plans [sheet 1.13], 1975 

Folder VI-19

Control plans [sheets 14, 16, 23, 44], undated 

Folder VI-20

Control plans [unidentified sheets], undated 

Folder VI-20

Master plans [unidentified sheets], undated 

Folder VI-20

Sub-series 2: Flood Control Project, Skokie Lagoons, 1920s-1930s   1.0 envelopes

Scope and Contents

The Skokie Lagoons project was a massive endeavor to develop the marsh areas around the Skokie River of northern Cook County, on FPDCC land. During the 1930s, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), one of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal programs, cooperated with the Forest Preserve District to employ thousands of young men to work on this project, which involved creating seven lagoons to re-beautify the landscape and alleviate seasonal flooding.

This sub-series includes nine (9) sketches done of the Skokie Lagoons Project. The size of these sketches ranges from 44 inches by 12 inches to 56 inches by 12 inches.

Researchers interested in other blueprints that deal with the Skokie Lagoons Project might wish to consult other sub-series in this collection, especially Series V, sub-series 6, "Bids and Blueprints"; Series VI, sub-series 1, "Master Plans and Control Plans"; and Series VI, sub-series 3, "Projects."

General Processing Note

These images are part of an ongoing (as of July, 2012) project to digitize and upload to Content-DM images from the Forest Preserve District of Cook County records.

Oversize

Flood Control Project, Skokie Lagoons, 1920s-1930 

Folder VI-21

Sub-series 3: Projects, 1930- ca. 1990  (Bulk, 1960-1985)   40.0 envelopes

Scope and Contents note

This sub-series contains blueprints of several projects undertaken on FPDCC property. They have been organized according to the named location of the project, when available, or by kind of project. The range of blueprints for most of the projects is incomplete, and most of the projects are missing one or more blueprints.

Restrictions on Use

Some items in this sub-series are currently being digitized to ensure broader access and may not be immediately available. Patrons are advised to call ahead to ensure that the boxes they would like to consult will be available.

Oversize

State of Illinois--Department of Transportation--Division of Waterways--Detail Plans for Busse Woods Reservoir, Phase 2 Construction, Lateral Drives, Cook County, sheets 1-20 of 93 sheets, 1974 

Folder VI-22

State of Illinois--Department of Transportation--Division of Waterways--Detail Plans for Busse Woods Reservoir, Phase 2 Construction, Lateral Drives, Cook County, sheets 21-40 of 93 sheets, 1974 

Folder VI-23

State of Illinois--Department of Transportation--Division of Waterways--Detail Plans for Busse Woods Reservoir, Phase 2 Construction, Lateral Drives, Cook County, sheets 41-60 of 93 sheets, 1974 

Folder VI-24

State of Illinois--Department of Transportation--Division of Waterways--Detail Plans for Busse Woods Reservoir, Phase 2 Construction, Lateral Drives, Cook County, sheets 61-80 of 93 sheets, 1974 

Folder VI-25

State of Illinois--Department of Transportation--Division of Waterways--Detail Plans for Busse Woods Reservoir, Phase 2 Construction, Lateral Drives, Cook County, sheets 81-93 of 93 sheets, 1974 

Folder VI-26

Bode Lake Parking Area and Drive, undated 

Folder VI-27

Busse Woods Proposed Driveway, undated 

Folder VI-27

Busse Reservoir--Fishing Wall, ca. 1975 

Folder VI-27

Camp Reinberg--Bus Turnaround, undated 

Folder VI-27

Camp Reinberg--Staking Plan, undated 

Folder VI-27

Crabtree Farm Overflow Structures, 1970 

Folder VI-28

Crabtree Farm Nature Center Demolition Plan, ca. 1969 

Folder VI-28

Crabtree Farm Walks and Service Drive, undated 

Folder VI-28

Camp Reinberg--Bus Turnaround, ca. 1970 

Folder VI-29

Northwestern Golf Course--Parking Area and Drive, ca. 1970 

Folder VI-29

Crabtree Farm Utilities, Septic and Drainage Plan, ca 1970 

Folder VI-30

Cummings Square Concrete Terrace, Ramps and Steps, undated 

Folder VI-30

Dundee Road, ca. 1966 

Folder VI-30

Northwest Highway and Dundee Road Interchange (Federal Aid Highway Project), ca. 1967 

Folder VI-31

Northwest Highway and Dundee Road Interchange (Federal Aid Highway Project) [continued], ca. 1967 

Folder VI-32

Deer Grove Parking Areas, 1962 

Folder VI-33

Deer Grove Toboggan Slides, 1962 

Folder VI-33

Deer Grove Drainage, ca. 1969 

Folder VI-33

Deer Grove Parking Area, 1968 

Folder VI-33

Deer Grove Horse Trail, ca. 1970 

Folder VI-33

Deer Grove Parking Area Turnaround, undated 

Folder VI-34

Deer Grove Proposed Entrance Drive, 1967 

Folder VI-34

Deer Grove Entrance Drives and Service Yards, 1972 

Folder VI-34

Deer Grove Parking Driveway, undated 

Folder VI-35

Deer Grove Proposed Parking Area, ca. 1967 

Folder VI-35

Deer Grove Maintenance and Service Area, undated 

Folder VI-35

Headquarters Buildings and Septic System, ca. 1977 

Folder VI-36

Headquarters Entrance Drive and Service Yard, ca. 1981 

Folder VI-36

Ned Brown Preserve Boat Dock and Launches, 1977 

Folder VI-36

Ned Brown Preserve Driveways and Parking Areas, 1970s 

Folder VI-36

Ned Brown Preserve Sanitary Sewers for Toilet Stations, 1970s-1980s 

Folder VI-37

Ned Brown Preserve Sanitary Sewers for Toilet Stations, 1970s-1980s 

Folder VI-38

Ned Brown Preserve Fishing Access Walls, 1976 

Folder VI-39

Ned Borwn Preserve Concrete Sidewalk, undated 

Folder VI-39

Ned Brown Preserve Sewers, undated 

Folder VI-40

Northwest Division Headquarters Sewers, 1970s-1980s 

Folder VI-40

Northwest Division Golf Course Projects, 1950-1968 

Folder VI-40

"Chick" Evans Golf Course--Tee Construction, July, 1989 

Folder VI-41

[Dundee Road at Smith Road] Septic System and Water Supply, ca. 1970s? 

Folder VI-41

Highland Woods Golf Course--Gravel Service Yard and Gravel Service Drive, 1975-1984 

Folder VI-41

Highland Woods Golf Course--Bituminous Surfacing: Golf Cart Paths and Service Drives, ca. 1989 

Folder VI-41

Highland Woods Golf Course--Bituminous Surfacing: Golf Cart Paths and Service Drives, 1989 

Folder VI-42

Lake-Cook Road Improvement and Preliminary Plans, ca. 1982 

Folder VI-42

Lake-Cook Road--Pllans for Proposed County Highway--Bidding Plans, 1970s-1980s 

Folder VI-42

Lake-Cook Road--Plans for Poposed County Highway--Building Plans (continued), 1970s-1980s 

Folder VI-43

Lake-Cook Road--Plans for Poposed County Highway--Building Plans (continued), 1970s-1980s 

Folder VI-44

Paul Douglas Preserves--Parking Area and Drives (multiple projects), 1980s 

Folder VI-45

[West Side of Barringont Road at Old Higgins Road Area] Driveway and Parking Areas, ca. 1972 

Folder VI-46

Deer Grove East--Driveway and Parking Areas [as built], 1970s-1980s 

Folder VI-46

Deer Grove East--Driveway and Parking Areas [as built] (continued), 1970s-1980s 

Folder VI-47

Paul Douglas Preserve--Parking Area and Drives, 1980s 

Folder VI-47

Ned Brown Preserve--Parking Area and Drives, 1970s 

Folder VI-47

Ned Brown Preserve Driveway and Parking Areas (continued), undated 

Folder VI-48

Ned Brown Preserve Driveway and Parking Areas (continued), undated 

Folder VI-49

Ned Brown Preserve Driveway and Parking Areas (continued), undated 

Folder VI-50

Construction Plan; Skokie Valley Project, 1930s 

Folder VI-50

Bicycle Trail; Bridge Project, undated 

Folder VI-50

Nature Center Building and Caretaker's Cottage (Des Plaines Division; River Trail Nature Center), ca. 1957 

Folder VI-50

Bicycle Trail; Deer Grove, ca. 1987 

Folder VI-51

Bicycle Trail; Deer Grove East, ca. 1990 

Folder VI-51

Bicycle Trail; Deer Grove East (continued), ca. 1990 

Folder VI-52

Bicycle Trail; Ned Brown Forest Preserve, 1980s 

Folder VI-52

Bicycle Trail; Ned Brown Forest Preserve (continued), 1980s 

Folder VI-53

Bicycle Trail; Ned Brown Forest Preserve (continued), 1980 

Folder VI-54

Bicycle Trail; Ned Brown Forest Preserve (continued), 1980s 

Folder VI-55

Bicycle Trail; Ned Brown Forest Preserve, undated 

Folder VI-56

Bicycle Trail; Ned Brown Forest Preserve (continued), undated 

Folder VI-57

Bicycle Trail; Ned Brown Forest Preserve (continued), undated 

Folder VI-58

Bicycle Trail; Skokie Division, ca. 1973 

Folder VI-58

Bicycle Trail; Skokie Division (continued), ca. 1973 

Folder VI-59

Bicycle Trail; Skokie Division, 1970s-1980s 

Folder VI-59

Bicycle Trail; Skokie Division (continued), 1970s-1980s 

Folder VI-60

Bicycle Trail; Skokie Division, ca. 1980 

Folder VI-60

Bicycle Trail; Skokie Division (continued), ca. 1980 

Folder VI-61

Bicycle Trail; Skokie Division, undated 

Folder VI-61

Bicycle Trail; Skokie Division, 1984 

Folder VI-61

Salt Creek; Outfill Sewers, ca. 1983 

Folder VI-61

Sub-series 4: National Park Service and State of Illinois Projects,  ca. 1930 - ca. 1940   7.0 envelopes

Scope and Contents note

This sub-series contains several blueprints from projects done under the auspices of the National Park Service, in cooperation with the State of Illinois. Almost none of these projects deals directly with the FPDCC, and most of them are for the development of state parks in Illinois counties other than Cook County.

Restrictions on Use

Some items in this sub-series are currently being digitized to ensure broader access and may not be immediately available. Patrons are advised to call ahead to ensure that the boxes they would like to consult will be available.

Oversize

50 Car Parking Area, Black Partridge Woods, SP 44, 1935 

Folder VI-62

Addition to Towpath Walker's House, Illinois and Michigan Canal, 1936 

Folder VI-62

Caretaker's Cottage, Joliet, SP 3, 1935 

Folder VI-62

Charcoal Stoves, Camp McDowell, SP 51, undated 

Folder VI-62

Drinking Fountain, Marseilles, SP 4, 1935 

Folder VI-62

Entrance Drive, Marseilles, SP 4, undated 

Folder VI-62

Foot Bridge, Joliet, SP 3, 1935 

Folder VI-63

Foot Bridge, Aux Sables River, SP 3, 1935 

Folder VI-63

Food Bridge, Aux Sables River, SP 3 (Illinois and Michigan Canal), 1936 

Folder VI-63

Foot Bridge, Cantigny Woods, SP 3 (Illinois and Michigan Canal), 1936 

Folder VI-63

Foot Bridge, Gebhard Woods, SP 3 (Illinois and Michigan Canal), 1936 

Folder VI-63

Foot Bridge, Pine Creek, SP 3 (Illinois and Michigan Canal), 1935 

Folder VI-63

Foot Bridge, Marseilles, SP 4, 1936 

Folder VI-64

Foot Bridge, Horseshoe Canyon, SP 23, 1936 

Folder VI-64

Foot Bridge, Tonti Canyon, SP 23 (Starved Rock), 1936 

Folder VI-64

Foot Bridge (proposed), Camp Fullersburg SP 34, ca. 1935 

Folder VI-65

Foot Bridge, Spring Creek, SP 31, ca. 1930s 

Folder VI-65

Foot and Horse Bridge Over Salt Creek, Fullersburg Camp, SP 34, 1936 

Folder VI-66

Proposed Foot Bridge, Camp Fullersburg, SP 34, 1935 

Folder VI-66

Foot Bridge over Deer Grove, West of Dam, SP 38, [FPD project], 1936 

Folder VI-66

Foot Bridge, Camp McDowell, Napierville, SP 51, ca. 1936 

Folder VI-66

Foot Bridge and Reconstruction of Existing Dam, Camp McDowell, Napierville, IL, SP 51, 1936 

Folder VI-67

Garage Building, adjacent to Caretaker's Cottage, Gebhard Woods, SP 3, 1935 

Folder VI-67

Latrines, Hinsdale, Illinois, SP 34, 1935 

Folder VI-67

Log Shelter, Camp Fullersburg, SP 34, 1936 

Folder VI-67

Picnic Table, Camp Romeo, SP 2 (Illinois and Michigan Canal), 1936 

Folder VI-67

Pump House, Mareilles, SP 4 (Illinois and Michigan Canal), 1935 

Folder VI-67

Reconstruction of Aqueduct over Nettle Creek (Illinois and Michigan Canal), SP 43, 1937 

Folder VI-68

Refectory Concession Wing, White Pines SP 31, 1935 

Folder VI-68

Shelter No. 2, Marseilles, IL, SP 4, 1934 

Folder VI-68

Shelter, Marseilles, SP 4, 1935 

Folder VI-68

Shelter, White Pines Forest, SP 31, 1935 

Folder VI-68

Shelter and Pergola, Camp McDowell, SP 51, 1936 

Folder VI-69

Street Bridge, 119th Street, Over Mill Creek, undated 

Folder VI-69

Trail Side Shelter, SP 3, 1935 

Folder VI-69

Two Car Garage and Storage Room, Camp McDowell, SP 51, 1935 

Folder VI-69

Vehicle Bridge, North Parkway, Illinois State Highway NO. 64, SP 35, 1936 

Folder VI-69

Vehicle Bridge, Fox Canyon--LaSalle County, SP 54, 1937 

Folder VI-69

Sub-series 5: Unidentified Blueprints varies   2.0 envelopes

Scope and Contents note

This sub-series contains blueprints that were unidentified either because they had been separated from the original project they belonged to or because they had not been numbered or otherwise named. The blueprints of this sub-series are of two types. The first has some notation concerning the approximate area the blueprint was designed to cover; these are the "Unidentified Blueprints with Known Locations." The second type lacks such a notation; these are the "Unidentified Blueprints without Known Locations."

Oversize

Unidentified Blueprints with Known Locations, varies 

Folder VI-70

Unidentified Blueprints without Known Locations, varies 

Folder VI-71

Return to Table of Contents »