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Landmark Commission Honors Palmer House Restoration
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The Commission on Chicago Landmarks has awarded The Palmer House Hilton a 2009 Chicago Landmark Award for Preservation Excellence for the exterior and interior restoration of its 85-year-old building. Built in the 1920s, the Palmer House is the third hotel to carry the name of real estate magnate and hotelier Potter Palmer. It is an excellent example of early 20th century classic French revival architecture.  Full Article 

The Commission on Chicago Landmarks, whose ten members are appointed by the Mayor and City Council, was established in 1968 by city ordinance. It is responsible for recommending to the City Council the individual buildings, sites, objects, and districts worthy of being designated a Chicago Landmark. The Commission is also responsible for reviewing any proposed alteration, demolition, or new construction affecting individual landmarks or properties in landmark districts. The award was one of seventeen announced at the annual Preservation Awards ceremony held September 3, at the Palmer House Hilton.