1998 Award Recipients


Read about our 1998 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Award Recipients below. You can see all years of award recipients here.

Elks Tower Apartments, Litchfield

Preservation Project of the Year

Submitted by Farr Associates Architecture and Urban design, the project served two important purposes: it revitalized a viable historic downtown property and did so without significantly altering the historic character of the building through additions or wholesale removal of architecturally significant features.

Lake Forest City Hall; City of Lake Forest and David Woodhouse Architects

Restoration/Rehabilitation Award

Carl Schurz High School, Chicago

Restoration/Rehabilitation Award

Restoration of the exterior, especially the notable restoration of the original windows. Commission initiated by Chicago Public Schools, the Public Building Commission and completed by Ross Barney & Jankowski Architects.

Humboldt Park Receptory and Stable, Chicago

Restoration/Rehabilitation Award

Despite a disastrous mid-project fire and funding challenges, this represents another example of the historic preservation work initiated by the Chicago Park District. A project of the architectural and engineering firm McClier.

Hotel Baker, St. Charles

Outstanding Public/Private Leadership in Preservation

The rehabilitation of the Hotel Baker on the banks of the Fox River in downtown St. Charles was initiated by co-owners Craig Frank and Neil Johnson with support of the City of St. Charles.

Aurora Hotel, Aurora

Outstanding Public/Private Leadership in Preservation

The rehabilitation and adaptive reuse for senior housing of the once vacant Aurora Hotel placed the preservation-minded developers Harold Rider and Brad Mathes in the role of community preservation activists and won the support of the City of Aurora.

Walden-Bluff’s Edge Bridge, Lake Forest

Outstanding Preservation Advocacy

The City of Lake Forest, through preservation advocacy, hired the services of Wiss, Janney, Elstner and Associates to restore this historic bridge located on the former McCormick Estate.

Apple River Historic Foundation, Inc., Elizabeth

Outstanding Preservation Advocacy

Composed of the Galena Rotary Club and the Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce, the foundation raised private funds and formed a volunteer corps to locate the site of the Black Hawk War-era fort, preserve the site through archeological investigation and reconstruct a replica fort.

Kane County Board and the Kane County Regional Planning Commission, Kane County

Leadership Resource Protection and Planning

Kane County used innovative and unparalleled county-wide rural resource planning that is represented in its 2020 Land Resource Management Plan. The plan serves as a model for managed growth and rural preservation.

R. Gail White, AIA, Carbondale

The Founders Award

Through his architectural firm, commission seat and board memberships, White has influenced the path of preservation in southern Illinois and the state.

Tim Martin, Chief of Operations, Chicago Board of Education; and Barry Bauman, Director- Painting Conservator, Chicago Conservation Center

The President’s Award

This award if given to persons not meeting the standard categories but deserving of recognition.

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