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Pere Marquette rehab being recognized

Efforts to rehabilitate a more than 85-year old local hotel are being recognized by a statewide organization. Landmarks Illinois announced the Pere Marquette Hotel will receive its President’s Award at a ceremony in November. The group advocates for the protection of historic properties in Illinois.

The historic Pere Marquette underwent more than 40-million dollars in renovations and included the restoration of original spaces within the building, including the ballrooms and presidential suite. The project was partially paid for through the creation of a state historic tax credit. It is also now linked to the recently opened Marriott Courtyard Hotel.  

The Pere will receive 500-dollars and a trophy November 1st in Chicago along with eight other winners.

The other winners include:

Apple River State Bank in Warren for rehabilitation 

Arcade Building in Riverside for restoration

Charleston Historic Preservation Commission in Charleston for advocacy

The Fortnightly of Chicago in Chicago for stewardship

Illinois State Capitol in Springfield for project of the year

Indian Boundary Park Field House in Chicago for restoration

Walker and Carolyn Johnson for lifetime achievement

Wrigley Building in Chicago for rehabilitation