This year’s Evanston preservation awards were announced at tonight’s City Council meeting.

Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl congratulates life achievement award winners Mary McWilliams and Anne Earle.

This year’s Evanston preservation awards were announced at tonight’s City Council meeting.

The winners are:

  • Award for Sensitive Alteration/Adaptive Reuse — 629 Colfax St. – Complete interior and exterior rehabilitation of the property owned by Northwestern University. The jurors said the project kept the overall style of house while successfully achieving the new use as an office.
  • Award for Sensitive Alteration/Rehabilitation — 2829 Sheridan Place – Exterior masonry restoration and dormer additions. Owner Bernard Black.
  • Award for Proper Rehabilitation/Alteration — 2648 Lawndale Ave. – Replaced iron porch columns with new architectural columns, added architectural pilasters at the brick wall, added crown molding at thempediment and replaced iron railings. Owner: Steve & Kate Newman.
  • Award for Proper Rehabilitation/Restoration — 1814 Wesley Ave. – Complete exterior rehabilitation and restoration over a 22-year period. Jurors praised the appropriate replacement of porch stairs to align with front door. Owner: Keith & Ann Sarpolis.
  • Award for Adaptive Reuse — 1200 Davis St.  — Complete renovation of the dated former General Board of Pensions building by Roycemore School including all interior and exterior walls and finishes, mechanical systems, new roof system and addition of new gymnasium.
  • Award for Sensitive Addition/Alteration — 1041 Judson Ave. – Replaced the 1980’s wood deck with wood and masonry porch at south and rear of house. Masonry piers designed to resemble character, pattern and dimension of existing original brick corner pilasters. Owner: Debora de Hoyos.
  • Award for Sensitive Alteration — 1014 Michigan Ave. – Replaced all existing first and second floor original aluminum windows, sliding doors and main entry door with new aluminum windows and sliding doors and main entry door to match the existing as close as possible. Owner: Thomas H. and Gail Hodges.
  • Award for Sensitive Addition/Alteration — 618 Emerson St., the Delta Gamma Sorority House – New accessible ramp and terrace. New decorative metal railing match closely with the existing metal railing.
  • Award for Proper Rehabilitation/Restoration — 630 Dartmouth Place – Comprehensive exterior rehabilitation/restoration including repointing brick and stone, window restoration, slate roof and front door restoration. The juors said it was a good example that no original windows are beyond repair. Owner: Northwestern University.
  • Life Achievement/Preservationist of the Year. The jury has recognized two Evanston residents — Anne O. Earle and Mary B. McWilliams have both worked in the historic preservation movement in Evanston for 40 years. They are associate members of the Preservation Commission and most recently conducted comprehensive research of all structures within the Evanston Lakeshore Historic District as part of the resurvey of the district, now available on line.

This year’s jurors for the awards were architect July Liska, historic preservation consultant Susan Benjamin and Village of Wilmette planner Erika Fabisch.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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