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The Gifford Park Association: A Historic Home Tour

The Gifford Park Association: A Historic Home Tour

Did you know there are over 600 homes in the Elgin community that are historically registered? In fact, there are neighborhoods with so many historic homes that they’ve caught the eyes of Hollywood. Directors, actors and crews have come to our community to film over the years. Our historic neighborhoods have made the perfect background for TV shows and movies that take place in a different time period. You have to see it for yourself. Hop in the car, and take a trip through time as you explore some of Elgin’s most historic homes. And be sure to click the name of each home to hear an audio recording of the history behind each home and its owners.

Gifford Park Association

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James & Sarah Palmer – 1897

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Dickinson Flats – 1892

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Andrew & Caroline Magnus – 1885

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 John Newman – 1887

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Edmund & Lucy Gifford – 1850

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Patrick And Mary Jones – 1861

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Edward & Cordelia Barclay – 1887

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Henry Yarwood – 1854

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Wesley T. & Eliza Corron – 1882

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James L. & Mary Sheehan – 1886

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Oscar L. & Katherine Fabrique – 1904

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Edward A. & Bertha Metcalf – 1888

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James & Mary Jacobson – 1922

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Thomas W. & Mabel Plant – 1885

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Fred H. & Christie Ackemann – 1892

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Charles & Belle Cornell – 1899

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Frank & Emma Cornell – 1892

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David E. Postle – 1903

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Joseph & Anna Child – 1890

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George B. Richardson – 1892

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Charles T. & Hannah Van Gorder – 1888

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Almina Tuck – 1888

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Aaron T. & Elizabeth Ashbrook – 1891

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William B. Long – 1890

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Thomas Mackey – 1883

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Ellen Wayne – 1880

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Catherine Guilford – 1885

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Delos & Harriet Leonard – 1870

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Jonathan Force – 1848

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Asahel B. & Harriet A. Hinsdell – 1845

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John & Mary Webb – 1876

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Arwin E. & Martha A. Price – 1887

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Katheryn Ryan – 1904

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Charles W. & Alice M. Glover – 1905

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Henry & Frederike Jensen – 1888

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Oliver A. & Harriet Hinsdell – 1888

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Julius & Laura Nolting – 1920

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Edward L. & Julia Bishop – 1891

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John Spire – 1871

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George Cook House – 1899

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Joseph & Hattie Rendell – 1902

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Dr. Henry & Della Gahagan – 1902

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Fred B. & Rosalie E. Allen – 1891

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Increase Child & Mary Bosworth – 1875

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Calista & Holmes Slade – 1870

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Thanks to the City of Elgin Heritage Commission!

If you’re interested in learning more about Elgin’s history visit the Elgin History Museum‘s website to browse pictures and more historical resources!

If you liked this tour you’ll want to check out our Elgin Commercial Historic District Driving Tour!

Did you take some awesome photos during your tour? We would love to see them! Show us by posting them and using the hashtag #ExploreElgin like our local canine tourist Bowdon!

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