Historic Preservation Awards

The Village of Wilmette Historic Preservation Commission is requesting nominations for its 24th Annual Historic Preservation Awards Program. Nominations are open to residential, commercial, public and religious buildings as well as landscapes within the village limits.

Nomination categories are:

Stewardship Awards acknowledge property owners of five years or longer who have retained the historic appearance of their property.

Restoration Awards acknowledge projects in which a building, garden or landscape has been returned to its historic appearance. The restoration of an interior space will also be eligible.

Sympathetic Addition Awards acknowledge alterations or additions to existing structures which are sensitive to their historic character.

Streetscape Compatibility Awards acknowledge exceptional examples of new construction which are sympathetic to the historic character of their neighborhoods or settings.

The nominated sites will be judged by a panel of preservation professionals and the winners will be honored at a special award ceremony co-sponsored by the Wilmette Historical Museum in May. Nomination forms are available here and at Village Hall.

Completed nominations must be submitted by Friday, March 30, 2018. For more information, please contact Kate McManus at 847-853-7522 or email mcmanusk@wilmette.com.