2009 Award Recipients


Read about our 2009 Richard H. Driehaus Preservation Award Recipients below. You can see all years of award recipients here.

Deere & Company World Headquarters, Moline

Award for Stewardship

Situated on 1,400 acres of land and spanning a man-made ravine, the Deere & Company World Headquarters in Moline was designed by architect Eero Saarinen and is an icon of the Modern movement.

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Garrison School Lofts and Town Homes, Rockford

Award for Rehabilitation

This 1887 brick Italianate, located in the Signal Hill neighborhood, is the oldest surviving schoolhouse in Rockford. Designed by local architect George Bradley, the main building, an 1892 addition, and a 1920 gymnasium (Peterson & Johnson, architects) sat vacant for 12 years before the Morrissey family purchased the complex for redevelopment in 2001.

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Heimbach Residence, Blue Island

Award for Restoration

Designed by Bertrand Goldberg in 1939, this small-scale building is an early example of the architect’s work. Commissioned by Dr. Aaron Heimbach, the house featured both residential living space and an office for the owner’s medical practice.

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Father George Lane, Chicago

President’s Award

Father George Lane, the President and Publisher of Loyola Press and a founding member of the Holy Family Preservation Society, has been one of the most dedicated advocates for church architecture and preservation in Chicago.

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Overton Hygienic Building, Chicago

Award for Rehabilitation

Located within Chicago’s Black Metropolis – Bronzeville Landmark District and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this 1922 building was designed by architect Z. Erol Smith and built using funds raised by the local African-American community.

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Pacesetter Gardens, Riverdale

At the time of its construction in 1960, Pacesetter Gardens signified a new era of suburban homebuilding. These attached row houses, designed by architect and developer Harry M. Quinn, received national media attention upon their completion and helped spark a new trend in home design.

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Preservation Partners of the Fox Valley, Geneva

Award for Advocacy

A gift from Norway during the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, this Viking ship replica sailed across the Atlantic and served as a major attraction during the fair.

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Pullman House Tour & Façade Assistance Program, Chicago

Award for Education

The Historic Pullman House Tour has been a collaborative effort between the Historic Pullman Foundation and the Pullman Civic Organization for over 35 years.

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Sears, Roebuck and Co. Power House, Chicago

Project of the Year

Located in Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood, this industrial power house was completed in 1905 as one of four main buildings designed by the architectural firm of Nimmons & Fellows for the Sears, Roebuck and Company world headquarters.

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