Two Pullman Projects Among Landmarks Illinois’ 2021 Preservation Award Winners
Two projects on Chicago’s Far South Side are among the recipients of the 2021 Landmarks Illinois Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Awards. The nine award-winning preservation projects and people who made them possible will be honored at an in-person and virtual ceremony the evening of Oct. 22 at the historic Davis Theater in Chicago.
“Our 2021 award-winning projects are models for what preservation can and should be: the creative, inclusive and sustainable reuse of our built environment promoting local job creation and community driven economic development,” said Bonnie McDonald, landmarks Illinois’ president and CEO.
The two South Side projects are the Pullman Artspace Lofts, which won an award for rehabilitation; and the West Pullman School Senior Community, which received the award for adaptive reuse.
Also honored in Chicago were the restoration of Chicago Union Station and the adaptive reuse of an 1885 church into the Epiphany Center for the Arts.
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