2019 Award Recipients

Read about our 2019 Landmarks Illinois Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Award Recipients below. View a full list of 2019 winners here. Read our press release announcing the 2019 award recipients here. You can also look back at previous award winners here.

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Ford House, Aurora

Award for Stewardship

Owner Sidney Robinson is recognized for his more than 30 years of stewardship and maintenance of the iconic, Bruce Goff-designed Ford House and for his dedication to its preservation.

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Rise Above It Bakery & Café, Carterville

Award for Rehabilitation

Jennifer Spence has restored and transformed a downtown Carterville building into a thriving bakery, sparking a new sense of pride in the historic downtown area.

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Eris Brewery and Cider House, Chicago

Award for Adaptive Use

A dedicated team turned the long-forgotten 110-year-old former Masonic Temple in Chicago’s Irving Park neighborhood into a lively brewery and restaurant.

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Lofts on Arthington, Chicago

Award for Rehabilitation

The commendable rehabilitation and reuse of the 111-year-old former Catalogue Printing building at the old Sears, Roebuck & Co. headquarters has turned a vacant space into 181 affordable housing using for residents in need.

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Turner Hall, Galena

Award for Rehabilitation

The City of Galena and The Galena Foundation worked since 2013 to rehabilitate the interior and exterior of Turner Hall, returning it into a community space once again.

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Stellwagen Farm, Orland Park

Award for Restoration

The Village of Orland Park and the Stellwagen family led a meticulous restoration of numerous outbuildings at the farmstead, returning it closely to its 1860 original appearance and reopening it as a educational public space for the community.

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Denkmann-Hauberg Estate, Rock Island

Award for Advocacy

The Friends of Hauberg Civic Center Foundation restored the 1911 Spencer and Powers Prairie Style Mansion and adjacent gardens on the estate, which has resulted in increased accessibility to the site so integral with Rock Island’s local history.

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Illinois Governor’s Mansion, Springfield

Award for Rehabilitation

Former First Lady Diana Rauner and the Illinois Governor’s Mansion Association spearheaded the much needed rehabilitation of one of Illinois’ most visible and significant landmarks.

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Illinois Historic Preservation Tax Credit Advocacy Effort, Statewide

Award for Advocacy

Illinois now has a statewide historic preservation tax credit program thanks, in large part, to the nearly decade-long efforts of AIA Illinois’ Mike Waldinger, his board and a significant number of volunteer lobbyists.

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