GALESBURG — The only-family residence at 1547 Florence Ave. in Galesburg has been chosen to obtain the Neighborhood Blue-Ribbon Award for the month of January. The house is at present owned by Amy Morris and is within the metropolis’s First Ward.
The Blue-Ribbon Award, facilitated by the Stewardship Crew of Galesburg on Observe and town’s Neighborhood Growth Division, acknowledges exterior enhancements to residential properties that mirror a constructive city picture. The nomination was submitted by Gary Nelson of Galesburg and introduced by First Ward Alderman Bradley Hix on the Jan. 3 metropolis council assembly.
The 1937 residence was bought by Terry and Susan Woolsey of Woolsey House Enhancements in 2013. They utterly renovated the deteriorating construction. New home windows, doorways, and siding have been put in underneath a rebuilt roof, a deck was constructed on the again, and a transformed entrance porch and landscaping added to the curb enchantment from the road. A freshly tuckpointed basis offers practical and aesthetic worth.
After award choice, it was discovered that in depth enhancements have been additionally executed on the within of the house. This included new electrical, plumbing, and HVAC methods. Hardwood flooring harvested from a neighborhood farmhouse demolition and a repurposed door from the outdated Silas Willard Faculty give the property a way of Galesburg historical past.
Galesburg on Observe is in search of nominations from town’s second ward for the month of February. Nomination kinds may be accomplished by way of town’s web site or by contacting a Galesburg on Observe member.
This text initially appeared on Galesburg Register-Mail: Neighborhood Blue-Ribbon Award acknowledges enchancment to Galesburg residence