The Decorah Historic Preservation Commission’s annual Historic Preservation Award identifies individuals or organizations who have made a significant contribution to the identification, study, or preservation of Decorah’s historic built environment.
Five homes designed by local architect Charles Altfillisch between 1920-1960 were recipients of the 2018 award.
Norb Bohr, Pete Meyer, and the Decorah Street Department for their ongoing maintenance of the brick paving on Court St., now a contributing object to the National Register of Historic Places Decorah Commercial Historic District.
Hacker, Nelson & Co. accounting firm for the sensitivity and community spirit represented in the rehabilitation of their building at 123 West Water Street, particularly in their restoring of the elaborate stonework that graces their building’s corner turret.
Elizabeth Lorentzen and Ed Epperly for their research, fund-raising, organization, and commitment that led to the thirty signs included on the Decorah “Walk Into the Past".
David Wadsworth for historic window restoration and for public speaking in Iowa and surrounding states about the process.
Mike and Dominique Bockman for their sensitive rehabilitation of the T-Bock’s building at 206 W. Water Street, including refurbishing the original wooden double-hung windows.
Helen Basler for her leadership and generosity in impressively restoring the Hotel Winneshiek at 104 E. Water Street and her personal residence at 309 Upper Broadway.
Deborah Bishop for her work with Oneota Historic Futures Alliance and the Winneshiek County Home Caretaker’s House.
Kevin, Leslie, Daniel, and Carole Sand for their significant contribution to historic preservation through their work on the rehabilitation of the Hoeg House on Center Avenue.