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The one of a kind wind storm that battered Evanston on Oct. 31 downed a large silver maple tree adjacent to the Grosse Point Lighthouse museum. The tree careened off the main roof of the building and landed squarely on the north wing which contains an office and public exhibit area. There is significant damage to the structure.

“This is a big setback to our large scale building preservation efforts completed by the Lighthouse Park District earlier this year and in 2013,” said District director, Donald J. Terras. The District was recently recognized with awards from the Evanston Preservation Commission for  work in preserving and interpreting the lighthouse structures, a National Historic Landmark and widely used symbol for Evanston.