37th Annual Historic Elgin House Tour

 

Saturday September 8th & Sunday September 9th 2018

Registration: 8:30am-3:00pm
Tour: 9:00am-4:00pm

The Historic Elgin House Tour is an annual event presented by the Gifford Park Association. Now in it's 37th year, the tour has opened the doors to more than 229 homes across Elgin since it's inception. This 2-day open format architectural event allows you to tour the interiors of historic homes normally off-limits to the general public. Experience Elgin's rich heritage of historical architecture, meet your neighbors, and explore Elgin. 

 

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Tour Location

Spring Douglas Historic District

"Douglas Avenue was called “Elgin’s Fashionable Avenue” by a local newspaper in 1884 and it was home to many of the city’s leading citizens."

Homes On The Tour

832 Douglas Avenue

Gambrel Style
832 Douglas Avenue

802 Douglas Avenue

High Victorian
802 Douglas Avenue

1045 N.Spring Street

Stick Style
1045 N.Spring Street

1028 N.Spring Street

Craftsman
1028 N.Spring Street

903 Douglas Avenue

Queen Anne
903 Douglas Avenue

905 Brook Street

Mid-Century Modern
905 Brook Street

1013 Douglas Avenue

Colonial Revival
1013 Douglas Avenue

Tour Testimonials

2016 Tour Attendee

“Saw people touring a house that had previously owned it from 1970s to 1990s. Fun to see them take a stroll down memory lane and hear how they took the house forward and to see how subsequent owners built upon their work. Great community event”

2016 Tour Attendee
2016 Tour Attendee

“We chose to buy a house in Elgin because this house tour showed us what beautiful, unique, and affordable homes are here. Many thanks to the volunteers who put this event on, and the homeowners who open their doors to hundreds of strangers, all in the interest of promoting Elgin as a hidden gem of the Chicago suburbs!”

2016 Tour Attendee
2017 Tour Attendee

“The beauty and craftsmanship of these houses in Elgin are second to none”

2017 Tour Attendee

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