2017 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Awards: Press Release

Landmarks Illinois Will Honor Nine Statewide Preservation Projects at Sept. 16 Awards Ceremony


August 1, 2017


Media Contact:

Kaitlyn McAvoy
Communications Manager, Landmarks Illinois


CHICAGO, IL – Landmarks Illinois will honor nine exceptional historic preservation projects at the Landmarks Illinois 2017 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Awards Celebration. Taking place on Saturday, September 16, 2017, at Venue SIX10 in Chicago, the award ceremony will pay tribute to inspiring individuals and organizations that put forth extraordinary effort to elevate historic preservation practice and advocacy in Illinois.

“Our 2017 award recipients demonstrate dedication, creativity and passion for preserving places that are special to the local community and to our state’s cultural heritage,” said Bonnie McDonald, President & CEO of Landmarks Illinois. “The people who made these projects a reality deserved to be recognized and modeled for their efforts in ensuring future generations can enjoy and experience Illinois’ historic places.”

The full list of our Landmarks Illinois 2017 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Award winners is below. Visit our website to view details on each award-winning project.

About the Awards

Landmarks Illinois’ annual awards program began in 1994 and is generously funded by the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation. The 2017 awards ceremony at Venue SIX10, 610 S. Michigan Ave. in Chicago, is open to the public. The full event schedule follows:

  • 5 – 6 p.m.: Award Winner Panel Discussion
  • 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.: Awards Ceremony, Cocktails and Hors D’oeuvres Reception

Tickets for the Landmarks Illinois 2017 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Awards Celebration are $45-$50 for Landmarks Illinois members and $60 for non-members. Register by visiting our Events page on our website, www.Landmarks.org. You can also register by calling Landmarks Illinois at 312-922-1742.


About Landmarks Illinois

Landmarks Illinois is a membership-based nonprofit organization serving the people of Illinois. We inspire and empower stakeholders to save places that matter to them by providing free guidance, practical and financial resources and access to strategic partnerships. For more information, visit www.Landmarks.org.


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