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|Landmark Commission Honors Retiring Member
|A Galesburg man who's been a member of the city's Landmark Commission is stepping down from that role after 21-years, and is being honored for his service.
The commission and the Galesburg City Council honored retired Knox County Judge Harry Bulkeley -- one of a number of people honored at last Monday's council meeting.
Bulkeley -- who's served as chair of the Landmark Commission for a good portion of that term -- lives in a historic home that's a part of the Chambers Street Historical District with his family, and says he'd like to see more historical districts formed in town.
"Chambers Street is the only historic district now and that affords protection from encroaching structures and destruction of historically significant buildings so any neighborhoods are thinking about it, is not that burdensome and I would encourage continued efforts on behalf of the Landmark Commission to get some more historic districts in town."
The Landmark Commission says Bulkeley was instrumental in helping form the Historical District he lives in, and also help design a walking tour of the district -- to say nothing of the restoration work he's done on his own home.
William and Debra Franckey were honored for working to restore a number of homes over the years, as were Mike Bond and Johan Ewalt for their work on the Fahnestock House bed and breakfast they own along with Innkeepers Coffee.
And Doctor Mark and Shari Meeker received praise for building an addition on to their historical home that is consistent with the look of the rest of the home.
(Retired Knox County Judge Harry Bulkeley, right, speaks after receiving his "Paver Award" from Mayor Sal Garza at the May 18th Galesburg City Council Meeting. WGIL News Story and Photo by Will Stevenson.)
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