CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale Preservation Commission is honored to sponsor the 19th Annual Historic Preservation Awards. Any property located within Carbondale city limits is eligible for a Historic Preservation Award. Carbondale residents are invited to submit nominations for any property that they feel is deserving of an award. Historic Preservation Award nominations are due Wednesday, April 30.

Property nominations are accepted in one of four categories:

  • Preservation – This includes buildings that have been kept in their original architectural style and are being used for their original purpose.
  • Restoration – Properties that have been restored to their original style or appearance.
  • Sympathetic Addition – Construction of an addition to an existing structure that is consistent with the original architectural style of the structure.
  • Compatible New Construction – Any new structure that is consistent with the original architectural style of the neighborhood or that utilizes historic building materials and techniques.
  • Adaptive Reuse – Reusing an existing building for a purpose other than which it was originally built or designed for

Anyone can nominate a property; however owners are encouraged to nominate their own property. The award winners will be recognized at a City Council meeting in May in association with National Preservation Month. Nomination forms are available in the Planning Services Division Office in City Hall or can be found online at Please submit all applications by Tuesday, April 30.

For further information on the Historic Preservation Awards or any other activities of the City of Carbondale Preservation Commission, contact the Planning Services Division at 618-457‑3248.