August Community Blue-Ribbon Award recognizes the home of Ed and Tammy Weaver

The City of Galesburg has announced August’s recipient of the Galesburg Community Blue-Ribbon Award. This month’s recognition goes to the home of Ed and Tammy Weaver at 1138 North Cherry Street. The property was nominated and selected by Galesburg on Track and the city’s Community Development Department for its beautiful curb appeal that presents a welcoming image of Galesburg and its historic neighborhoods. The award was announced by Council member Larry Cox during Monday’s City Council meeting. A certificate will be presented to the Weavers at the August 15th council meeting. The house was erected in 1920. The Weavers purchased the property in 2016. According to a press release, the Weaver’s grandson has labeled the Craftsman-style house with English Tudor influences the “bush with a roof” for its ivy-covered brick walls that cool the house in summer and retain heat in the winter. A prairie plot of flowers, bushes, and trees provides intentional asymmetry and organized diversity to the landscape, giving the feel of an English Cottage Garden throughout the property. Citizens are urged to nominate properties through the city website or a Galesburg on Track member. Given that all city wards have been recognized this year, the award will expand to a city-wide focus for the remainder of 2022.