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: