Historic Preservation Awards

The Village of Wilmette’s Historic Preservation Commission annually recognizes property owners, architects, contractors, and local organizations for their contribution to maintaining and enhancing the architectural, historical, and cultural heritage of the Village of Wilmette. Each year, the Historic Preservation Commission solicits nominations for projects that are significant in the following award categories:

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.

Rehabilitation Awards acknowledge projects in which repairs and alterations to a building, garden or landscape are sensitively designed to retain the property’s historic character.

Landscape Conservation Awards acknowledge homeowners who have made thoughtful efforts to protect and retain legacy, canopy trees during construction.

Sensitive 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.

Completed nominations must be submitted by Friday, April 29, 2022. For more information, please contact Kate McManus at 847-853-7522 or email mcmanusk@wilmette.com.    

2022 Award Nomination Packet


2019 Historic Preservation Award Recipients


2018 Historic Preservation Award Recipients