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City of Joliet 2019 Historic Preservation Award Winners Announced

Post Date:05/29/2019

In recognition of May as Historic Preservation Month, the City of Joliet bestowed four area homes with Historic Preservation Awards at the May 21, 2019 City Council Meetings. The Joliet Historic Preservation Commission sponsors this annual award program, which recognizes properties that have undergone recent exterior and/or interior preservation, restoration, rehabilitation, adaptive use, or sympathetic additions, as well as people who exhibit dedication to the field of historic preservation. The 2019 Historic Preservation Award winners are: 

 The Old Joliet Prison Preservation Coalition for their dedication in preserving, stabilizing, promoting, and revitalizing the old Joliet Prison.

  • the Old Joliet Prison Burnt District Artists for their dedication in reinterpreting prison history through their multi-faceted and creative adaptive reuse of garbage, debris and/or salvage located at the abandoned prison.
  • 708 Western Avenue for the exterior preservation work on the 1888 Queen Anne style home, which had sat vacant for over fifteen years.
  • 513 Western Avenue for the exterior preservation work on the 1896 Queen Anne style home.

For more information, please contact Jayne M. Bernhard, Staff Liaison to the Joliet Historic Preservation Commission (815) 724-4052 or email


 Martin J. Shanahan Jr.

Interim City Manager