1995 Award Recipients


Read about our 1995 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Award Recipients below. You can see all years of award recipients here.

Holy Family Church Restoration, Chicago

Preservation Project of the Year

For the extraordinary efforts of the Holy Family Preservation Society in rescuing the church, restoring its exterior and interior and use providing human services to the community.

The Schoenhofen Brewery Powerhouse, Chicago

Bricks and Mortar

For the leadership of the Observers Investment Co., in renovating this significant industrial building and reusing it as a water bottling plant.

J. Thomas Alves & Robert Burcenski, Lockport

Preservation Leadership

For their commitment to the revitalization of Lockport through public service and private restoration efforts.

Pouley Road Preservation Society, Elburn


For the Society’s multi-year campaign to preserve the rural character of Pouley Road by finding alternatives to widening the road for a new housing subdivision.

Nan Greenough, Winnetka

Advocacy – Individual

For her tireless efforts to enact a preservation ordinance in Winnetka and for her activities as the first Chairman of the Winnetka Preservation Commission.

Chippiannock Cemetery, Epitaphs Brought to Life, Rock Island

Education Program

For a fascinating guided tour of Rock Island’s landmark Victorian cemetery – a novel lesson in community history.

Candee Ferguson & Harold Krewer, Daily Times, Ottawa

Media Coverage

For their extensive coverage of the preservation and re-use of Illinois Power’s Marseilles Hydroelectric Power Plant.

Illinois Heritage Association, History in Postcards


For an innovative, educational and entertaining presentation of the history and architecture of Champaign, Urbana and the University of Illinois campus.

Pattington Condominium Association, Chicago

Special Recognition

For the meticulous restoration of the windows, roof and gutters of the Pattington Apartments, a prominent Chicago Landmark.

Richard Cahan, author They All Fall Down

Special President’s Award

For the absorbing biography of Richard Nickel, who ultimately gave his life in his crusade to save historic structures. This outstanding book details the birth of the preservation movement in Chicago.

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