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Annual Joliet Historic Preservation Award

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The City of Joliet bestows an Annual Joliet Historic Preservation Award that 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.

Applications for this award are available January 1st through March 15th. Nominations for this award are due March 15th.

Nomination forms can be picked up in the Community Development Department or downloaded here:
Annual Historic Preservation Award Nomination Form [Word]
Annual Historic Preservation Award Nomination Form [PDF]

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

Past Award Recipients:

 2018 The Cathedral of Saint Raymond Nonnatus (604 North Raynor Avenue) for their front façade Restoration of the Neoclassical Style Cathedral of St. Raymond Church
 2018 The Property Owners of 318 South Midland Avenue for their interior restoration of a 1924 Sears Model and Craftsman Style Bungalow
 2018 MyGrain Brewery for their adaptive reuse of the Beaux Arts Style Joliet Union Station Located at 50 East Jefferson Street
 2018 The Property Owners of 310 Bridge Street for the exterior preservation of the Castellated Romanesque Style Sehring Mansion
 2017 University of St. Francis for renovation of the St. Clare campus/former Guardian Angel Home
 2016 Joliet Township High School for the Fieldhouse addition and new Student Center @ Galleria addition to the Central Campus
 2015 University of St. Francis for adaptive reuse of the Motherhouse
 2015 University of St. Francis for the rehabilitation of the former Mode Theatre into the Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center
 2014 Joliet West High School American Studies Team for their "Joliet Limestone" historical exhibit
 2013 Joliet Junior College Foundation for relocation and restoration of the Cronin School
 2013 Blackhawk Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society for their celebration of the 100th anniversary of Union Station
 2012 Oakwood Cemetery Association Volunteers for their care of the historic Oakwood Cemetery
 2011 Karl and Rebecca Darley for their extensive renovation of 506 Buell Avenue
 2010 Voyager Group for the renovation and adaptive reuse of the Morris-Niver Farmhouse
 2009 Senior Suites for adaptive reuse of the former Joliet YMCA
 2008 Jeff Bussean for the relocation of the John D'Arcy home on south Center Street