Historic Preservation Commission Award


The Villa Park Historical Preservation Commission became the recipient of the prestigious "Historic Preservation Commission Award" given by the Illinois Association of Historic Preservation Commissions, comprised of over 75 communities, at the state-wide preservation conference held in Quincy in September, 2009.

This award was given for the Commission's creative project that celebrated the 100th Anniversary of the original subdivision of Villa Park. Project deliverables were the development of a self-paced Walking Tour & Survey Form, Historic Signs identifying the boundaries of the original subdivision, display boards exhibited at the Villa Park Library and the Historical Museum, related publicity and its website links. Other preservation efforts and advocacy support were noted.

Commissioners Jose Castillo, Robert Dollinger, Adam Klintworth, Carol Marcus (Chair), Jeff Prenta, Ellen Stortz, and Jan Stortz are delighted and feel very honored to receive this recognition. The Commission is appreciative of the support and cooperation that they received from the Village Board, Parks and Public Works departments, and the Village webmaster while working on this project.

Photo taken of the Villa Park Historic Preservation Commission at the historic Lincoln @ Ovaltine Court rental lobby: Jose Castillo, Robert Dollinger, Ellen Stortz, Jan Stortz, Adam Klintworth, Carol Marcus (Chair) and Commissioner Jeff Prenta (not shown).

"Our mission is to preserve, protect and promote the Village of Villa Park through preservation, public education, community partnerships, and heritage tourism. It is so fantastic that Villa Park is now recognized for its preservation efforts by preservation groups, organizations and individuals throughout the state and Midwest," comments Carol Marcus, "and the commission is appreciative of the support that they received from Village staff during this project and for its continued support on other Village preservation projects."

Visit other pages listed here for information on the Historic Plaquing Program, Local Historic Buildings, Green Technology Information, and other educational material. A small Preservation Resource Library is housed at the Historical Museum.