This year’s 26th Historic Preservation awards was part of the “HP150” celebrations for the City's 150th Anniversary. The timing of our sesquicentennial provided a unique opportunity to reflect on the rich architectural history of the City.
The City of Highland Park and the HPC would like to thank this year’s judges who volunteered their time to make these awards a success: Carlos Ruiz, the Preservation Coordinator and Senior Planner for City of Evanston, and Jason Berry, the Director of Economic and Community Development for Village of Lemont and former planner and preservationist for Highland Park. Without these judges generously donating their time to review the nominations, these awards wouldn’t be possible.
This year we had five nominations that were awarded either within the Rehabilitation or New Addition/Construction categories. After a tour of the properties with the jurors in early-November, deliberations resulted in a unanimous decision to honor each project with a 2019 Preservation Award. The awards program was held Monday, December 2, 2019 at Highland Park's local art gallery, The Arts Center.