Historic preservation awards nominees sought in Wilmette
Updated: August 13, 2012 7:04AM
The Wilmette Historic Preservation Commission is seeking nominations for its 20th Annual Historic Preservation Awards Program. Nominations can include residential, commercial, public and religious buildings as well as landscapes within village limits.
The nominations categories are:
1) Stewardship Awards, available to property owners of five years or longer, recognize owners that have retained the historic appearance of their property.
2) Restoration Awards which acknowledge projects in which a building, garden or landscape has been returned to its historic appearance. The restoration of an interior space is also eligible. 3) Sympathetic Addition Awards which acknowledge alterations or additions to existing structures which are sensitive to their historic character.
4) Streetscape Compatibility Awards which acknowledge exceptional examples of new construction which are sympathetic to the historic character of their neighborhoods or settings.
Special mention will be given to those projects which have used environmentally sensitive or “green” materials in their restoration or construction.
The winners will be honored at a special Award Ceremony co-sponsored by the Wilmette Historical Museum Nov. 4.
To nominate a property, download a nomination form at www.wilmette.com, or pick one up at the Village Hall. Completed nomination forms must be submitted July 24. For more information, contact Erika Fabisch at (847) 853-7522 or e-mail FabischE@wilmette.com.