Cheyenne, Wyo. - Each autumn, in recognition of exemplary historic preservation efforts, the City of Cheyenne Historic Preservation Board awards a non-residential business or entity for its contribution in preserving Cheyenne’s commercial built heritage and their significant efforts to preserve, restore, or reconstruct the structure.
This year, the LeClercq Jones Award will be presented to The Paramount Building and Jon and Renee Jelinek. The Historic Preservation Board votes on the winner every year based on commercial buildings that show exceptional preservation work, either being maintained or having recent renovations done.
This year marks the sixth annual awarding of the LeClercq Jones Award. LeClercq Jones was President of Frontier Printing for 35 years and is most recognized for his tireless efforts in documenting Cheyenne in pictures, newspaper clippings, historic research, and oral histories.
The main goal of the Historic Preservation Board is the preservation of its historic places and spaces in order to continue remembering, learning from, and having pride in the city’s past and well into the future. The CHPB also undertakes multiple events throughout the year. In addition to the LeClercq Jones Award, they award a prestigious residential homeowner with the Dubois Award in May. The Board also hosted the fifth annual Tour the Legend in September, a historic homes tour, which allowed citizens to tour historic homes that have been graciously opened up by the owners.
This year’s award will be presented on Tuesday, November 28th, 2017, at 5:15 p.m. at 1607 Capitol Avenue, Cheyenne, during a semi-private ceremony. If you’re interested in seeing the building, please call (307) 634-9945.