Annual Historic Preservation Commission Awards

The Glen Ellyn Historic Preservation Commission supports homeowners and builders who help preserve our Village's historic character. Nominations are accepted January 1 through April 30 of each year. The Glen Ellyn Historic Preservation Awards program honors projects in four categories.

Restoration of the Year Award

The Restoration of the Year Award is presented annually by the Glen Ellyn Historic Preservation Commission in recognition of an outstanding effort (completed within the prior calendar year) to restore the exterior of a home or building in a manner fitting its historic character while adhering to Glen Ellyn's restoration guidelines and contributing to the preservation of Glen Ellyn history. In order to qualify for this award, a home must be 50 years or older. Entries are judged on the extent to which the exterior restoration is in keeping with the home's historic character.

Remodeling Project of the Year Award

The Remodeling Project of the Year Award is presented annually by the Glen Ellyn Historic Preservation Commission in recognition of an outstanding effort (completed within the prior calendar year) to remodel the exterior of a home or building in a manner maintaining or improving the architectural integrity and contributing to the preservation of Glen Ellyn history. In order to qualify for this award, a home must be 50 years or older. Entries are judged on the extent to which the exterior remodel is in keeping with the home's character.

Streetscape Compatibility Award

The Streetscape Compatibility Award is presented annually by the Glen Ellyn Historic Preservation Commission in recognition of an outstanding effort (completed within the prior calendar year) to construct a new home or building in an architectural style and scale that contributes to the preservation of Glen Ellyn's historic streetscapes. A home can be of any age to qualify for this award. Entries are judged on their compatibility with the existing streetscape, in terms of architectural style and scale.

Architectural Details Award

The Architectural Details Award is presented annually by the Glen Ellyn Historic Preservation Commission in recognition of an outstanding effort (completed within the prior calendar year) to restore an exterior detail element of a home, building or property in a manner fitting its historic character, and contributing to the preservation of Glen Ellyn history. Examples of exterior detail elements would include but not limited to porches, cornice work, leaded glass windows, or decorative fencing. In order to qualify for this award, a home must be 50 years or older. Entries are judged on the compatibility of the element with the historic character of the home or building.

Entries

Entries are accepted for residential (single-family and multi-family), commercial and institutional buildings. Glen Ellyn residents are encouraged to nominate projects of special interest in their neighborhoods; homeowners or builders interested in applying for awards may also self-nominate. 

To nominate a structure, complete the nomination form below with photos attached. For more information about this program, please contact the Community Development Department at 630-547-5250. Download the Historic Preservation Awards Program Nomination Form (PDF).

2018 Award Winners 

Entries were accepted for residential (single-family and multi-family), commercial and institutional buildings. The Commission discussed the merits of each application and selected the following recipients for their projects completed in 2018:

  • Restoration of the Year Award: Tim & Kaci Snyder (485 Hawthorne Boulevard) and Steven & Carrie Morris (478 Phillips Avenue).
  • Remodel of the Year Award: Ian & Elizabeth Dawson (869 Hillside Avenue) and Monica & Timothy Dunneback (413 Cottage Avenue).
  • Streetscape Compatibility Award: Charles Chejfec (732 Crescent Boulevard) and Eric & Maryanne Deaton (667 Highland Avenue).
  • Architectural Details Award: William & Marta Webb (419 N. Park Boulevard)
  • Certificates of Appreciation: Jeff & Cindy West (228 Forest Avenue), Michael & Ursula Bryant (906 Roslyn Road) and Kevin & Abby Doyle (366 Turner Avenue).

 For a full description, including photos, of the 2018 award winners, please visit here.