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Springfield's Union Station receives Victorian Society's Preservation Award

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[March 22, 2007]  SPRINGFIELD -- The Victorian Society in America has honored Union Station in Springfield with a prestigious Preservation Award for 2006. This award recognizes projects of outstanding merit in the preservation or restoration of significant artifacts of Victorian material culture.

The rebirth of Union Station was accomplished through the combined efforts of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, White & Borgognoni Architects of Carbondale, and the Illinois Capital Development Board. The nomination for the award was submitted by the Victorian Society's Greater Chicago Chapter. The completed restoration cost $12.5 million and was the result of over six years of planning and construction.

In making the award, the Victorian Society praised "the rehabilitation of this 1898 Romanesque Revival train station designed by architect Francis Bacon, and in particular for the reconstruction of its 150-foot tower and for its adaptive reuse as the Visitors Center for the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum."

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The Preservation Award will be formally presented at the society's annual meeting in Mobile, Ala., on April 28.

The Victorian Society is the only national organization dedicated exclusively to the study and interpretation of the Victorian era. With 16 chapters across the country, the society organizes symposia on various topics in different locations; operates summer schools in Newport, R.I., and London, England; publishes the quarterly Nineteenth Century magazine; and offers a variety of study tours and events throughout the year.

[Text from news release from Victorian Society in America, Greater Chicago Chapter, received from the Illinois Office of Communication and Information]

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