On October 17th seven Illinois Landmarks will be honored with awards for their efforts in preservation of national landmarks.

Two establishments in Rockford made the list of recipients.

WREX reports that the  Prairie Street Brewhouse and the Laurent House Foundation "will receive awards, along with five others, based on their efforts to honor Illinois' heritage and preserve its history."

"The Laurent House Foundation are being awarded for their efforts to preserve the Laurent House, which was designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright for a paraplegic World War II veteran and his wife in 1949."

"The Prairie Street Brewhouse is being awarded for rehabilitation efforts to the building, which was constructed between 1857 and 1922 near the Rock River. The brewhouse started as home for the Rockford Brewing Company."

Congratulations to both establishments for their hard work. I have been to Prairie Street Brewhouse, and it is a great place to go to. With tasty unique foods and even tastier varieties of craft brews.

The Laurent House, I have yet to visit but I want to. I love the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright. I wrote a paper on his work when I was in college for one of my art classes and I fell in love with his design of bringing the outside in and use of nature and natural light throughout his structures.

To see the complete list of the award honorees and to learn more about Landmark Illinois and the Richard H. Dreihaus award, click here.

To read about the Laurent House here in Rockford, click here and the to see all that the  Prairie Street Brewhouse has to offer, click here.