De Pere Historical Society

Awards


Annual Awards

Honors Received

Historic Preservation and Volunteer Awards

In honor of our first Curator, the Max Franc Business and Residential Awards are presented for the outstanding efforts to restore or preserve historic buildings in and around the City of De Pere. The Nan Workman Award is bestowed to the individuals that unselfishly donate their time or skills to help support and continue our mission as a society. These awards are presented at the Society's annual dinner each October.

The following is a listing of our most recent honorees :

2015 Historical Preservation Award Winners
  • Max Franc Business Historic Preservation Award, IT Connectxx, Brain O'Shaughnessy 313 Main Avenue
  • Max Franc Residential Historic Preservation Award, Josh and Carrie Bressers, 529 North Broadway
  • Nan Workman Award, Richard "Dick" Smits
  • Special Recognition, McKim Boyd, For his tireless hours of putting on the Photo shows and the work that went into the Majestic Theater Movie Night.
  • Special Recognition, Joe Seroogy, For his tireless hours of putting on the Photo shows and the work that went into the Majestic Theater Movie Night.
2014 Historical Preservation Award Winners
  • Max Franc Business Historic Preservation Award, Owners of S.A.L.T., 401 Main Avenue, De Pere
  • Max Franc Business Historic Preservation Award, Owners of Landscape Artisans, 317 Main Avenue
  • Max Franc Residential Historic Preservation Award, Patricia Tiedemann, 603 S. Michigan St.
  • Nan Workman Award, Gerry and Anne Mattern
  • Nan Workman Award, Rod Kowalczyk/Carolyn Jahns
  • Nan Workman Award, Marlin and Kathy Huppert
2013 Historical Preservation Award Winners
  • Max Franc Business Historic Preservation Award, Rick Nell, Nell and Associates SC, Restoration of 380 Main Ave De Pere.
  • Max Franc Residential Historic Preservation Award, Jennifer L Johnson, At 601 N Superior Street.
  • Nan Workman Award, Dr C.J. and Kathi Van Sistine
2012 Historical Preservation Award Winners
  • Max Franc Business Historic Preservation Award, De Pere Auto, for renovation of their building at 705 George St. (The original Cuene Buick garage).
  • Nan Workman Award, Fran Dimmer
2011 Historical Preservation Award Winners
  • Max Franc Business Historic Preservation Award, Old Ford Square, at 421 George Street. Owners Tony and Mary Gilles
  • Max Franc Residential Historic Preservation Award, Gerald and Peggy Brey, for their work on 403 South Michigan Street.
  • Nan Workman Award, Mark Reinhart
2010 Historical Preservation Award Winners
  • Max Franc Business Historic Preservation Award, Ameriprise Financial, 113 S. Broadway, owned by Scott Hemauer and Sue Zurawski
  • Nan Workman Award, McKim Boyd
2009 Historical Preservation Award Winners
  • Max Franc Business Historic Preservation Award, Saltbox Lighting, 126 S Broadway
  • Nan Workman Award, Bob Phillips
2008 Historical Preservation Award Winners
  • Max Franc Business Historic Preservation Award, Wildroot Salon, 114 N. Michigan St., owned by Sue Fritsch, and De Pere Auto Center, 705 George St., buildings owned by Lawrence Fisette.
  • Max Franc Residential Historic Preservation Award, Richard and Mary Annen's, 515 N. Broadway
  • Nan Workman Award, Ben Steiner
  • Nan Workman Award, Doug Sommer
2007 Historical Preservation Award Winners
  • Max Franc Business Historic Preservation Award, Steve and Carey Danen, northeast corner of Michigan and George Streets.
  • Max Franc Residential Historic Preservation Award, Robert and Beth Moeller, 908 South Seventh Street
  • Nan Workman Award, Mae Kocha


Gustav Pratsch Jr., Leland Pratsch, Fred Pratsch in side their father's hardware store on Broadway.