The 37th Annual Historic Elgin House Tour will be held on Saturday, and Sunday September 8th and 9th, 2018Here are the houses to be featured:
832 Douglas Ave.:
Built in 1906, prominent Elgin architects Postle and Mahler created a home brimming with stylistic touches sure to please. The home is an excellent example of the Shingle-style with a side-gabled gambrel roof and Colonial Revival details.
This eye-catching hipped roof Queen Anne delights all passers-by from its position at the corner of Douglas and Slade Avenues. Decorative wood detailing above the second-floor windows on the front elevation only add to the other stylistic elements like the ornamental piece in the pediment above the beautiful full-width porch.
802 Douglas is an excellent example of the High Victorian Queen Anne style. This large, beautiful, home was originally built in 1894 for famed Elgin grocery store owner August Scheele and his wife Martha and continues to exhibit a number of high-style features including curved glass windows in the prominent turret.
905 Brook Street:
The overall design of this 1956 beauty draws inspiration from the ranch and Prairie-styles. However, the architectural details, both inside and out, are a great representation on clean and fresh new look of the fabulous fifties.
1013 N. Douglas Ave.:
Built in 1951, this Colonial Revival-style home is one of the popular designs of American architecture. The home was recently updated with a new kitchen and baths making it as modern as today but with the tradition and eloquence loved by homeowners for two centuries.
1028 N. Spring
1028 Spring was once owned by D.A. McKenzie who was the business manager for the Daily News and The Courier newspapers. This beautiful, Arts & Crafts inspired Craftsman bungalow will enjoy its first year on tour and is replete with features like exposed rafter tails, decorative window trim.
1045 N. Spring
1045 N. Spring:
Constructed in 1884 this house features the half-timber sub-type of the popular Queen Anne-style. This home is a delight both inside and out with heavy turned porch posts and wood details throughout.
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