Catsup Bottle Wins Award from Landmarks Illinois! PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 14 November 2012 12:26


Catsup Bottle Wins Award from Landmarks Illinois!


Judy DeMoisy and Michael Gassmann accept on behalf of World's Largest Catsup Bottle, Inc. the 2012 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Award for Advocacy from the Landmarks Illinois organization, the state's leading voice for historic preservation. The annual program honors innovative preservation projects, dedicated organizations, and uplifting success stories from across the state of Illinois. The ceremony was held October 27th at the Intercontinental Hotel in downtown Chicago.


DeMoisy lead the volunteer Catsup Bottle Preservation Group that saved and restored the landmark in 1995. She and Gassmann created the nonprofit World's Largest Catsup Bottle, Inc. which continues to preserve, protect and promote the Brooks catsup bottle water tower today.


The award itself is a small-scale replica of the entrance arch from Louis Sullivan's Chicago Stock Exchange Building which was demolished in 1972. The unfortunately unsuccessful fight to save this building led to the founding of Landmarks Illinois.

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