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Landmarks Illinois 2016 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Awards Announced

November, 2016

On October 22 Landmarks Illinois presented the 2016 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Awards Celebration. The award celebration will pay tribute to the people who went through extraordinary efforts to save, restore, rehabilitate and reuse historic places in Illinois.

Since 1994, the awards have recognized people throughout Illinois working to preserve historic places. In addition to the award, winners receive a $1,000 prize.

Preservation Project of the Year Award went Holsten Real Estate Development Corporation for its rehabilitation of the Strand Apartments, located at 6321 S. Cottage Grove Ave. in the Woodlawn neighborhood of Chicago. The former hotel built in 1914–15 was once a large part of Woodlawn’s vibrant jazz scene. The building, now restored to feature much of the original Classical Revival-style character, is an inspiring example of how historical preservation can spark positive redevelopment and reuse in Illinois communities.

The full list of the award winners is below. Visit Landmarks Illinois for more information and images.

CLARE AND KEN GOERLICH, QUINCY
Joe Antunovich Award for Leadership

CONN’S HOSPITALITY GROUP, SPRINGFIELD
Award for Leadership

GIBAULT HIGH SCHOOL, JUNIOR AMERICAN HISTORY PROJECT, WATERLOO
Award for Advocacy

GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC MEMORIAL MUSEUM, AURORA
President’s Award for Restoration

JAIL HILL INN, GALENA
Award for Adaptive Use

LONDONHOUSE, CHICAGO
Award for Adaptive Use

STONE AVENUE TRAIN STATION, LA GRANGE
Award for Restoration

STONY ISLAND ARTS BANK, CHICAGO
Award for Rehabilitation

STRAND APARTMENTS, CHICAGO
Project of the Year Award for Rehabilitation

Photo: Peter Holsten of Holsten Development Corporation with Driehaus Foundation executive director Kim Coventry

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