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Elgin House Tour 2008

12 September 2008 RS No Comment

The Gifford Park Associaton’s Annual Historic Elgin Housewalk is Saturday. This is the 27th year:

Each year, the GPA picks a different area of the city to spotlight.

This time around, it’s a northeast part of Elgin, also known as the “Gold Coast” because many of the town’s early, wealthier families erected large homes there as the city grew.

Eight homes are featured and all can be seen inside and out between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13….

Over the years, the tour has become a labor of love for volunteers. It also is a fundraiser for the GPA, which funnels proceeds back into community groups and charities.

“Every tour, we have somebody who ends up moving to Elgin because of the house tour,” said Fran Cela, GPA member and former chair of the event. “We keep doing it. It’s really a lot of work. Less resilient people probably would have taken a year off by now.”

Tickets are $15 in advance for adults or $20 that day. The cost is $10 for children under 12 and seniors 65 and older. For information, call (847) 741-8533.

Read the whole article on the Daily Herald site. It also shows which houses are on this year’s tour.

Details are also available on the GPA site.

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