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Public can nominate historic preservation projects for awards

The Kendall County Historic Preservation Commission invites applications for recognition of historic preservation in Kendall County.

Awards will be given for structures that have undergone exterior or interior preservation, restoration, rehabilitation, adaptive reuse, landscape restoration or sympathetic additions. Awards will also be give to a person or group that exhibits dedication to the field of historic preservation or for a site that possesses importance to the history of Kendall County, the state of Illinois, or the United States. The Historic Preservation Commission reserves the right to grant multiple awards in the same category or zero awards within a category.

Applications may be found on the Kendall County website at co.kendall.il.us/wp-content/uploads/PBZ-Award-Application.pdf. Completed applications are due by March 1 at 4 p.m. and can be submitted by mail to the Kendall County Historic Preservation Commission, 111 W. Fox St., Yorkville, IL 60560, or by email at masselmeier@co.kendall.il.us.

The Kendall County Historic Preservation Commission will review applications at the April meeting and the awards will be distributed at a County Board meeting in May as part of Kendall County’s celebration of Historic Preservation Month.

The Kendall County Historic Preservation Commission was established to influence comprehensive historic preservation planning within the county and to recognize, support and protect the quality of life enjoyed by the residents. The Historic Preservation Commission uses the technical standards issued by the Department of the Interior, which produces reliable, understandable and up-to-date information for decision-making related to the identification, evaluation and protection/treatment of historic resources.

The Historic Preservation Commission is composed of five volunteers appointed by the County Board chairman and normally meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Monday of the month in the County Administration Building on Fox Street in Yorkville. Meetings are open to the public. More information can be found at co.kendall.il.us/transparency/planning-building-zoning/historic-preservation-commission.

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