118 Tennyson Court was built in 1852
in a combination of Egyptian and Greek Revival styles.
Below is an old picture taken from Mike Alft's book entitled Old Elgin A Pictorial History
The old picture above shows the front of the house that faces Division. You cannot really see it from Tennyson Ct. today. Where the people are sitting there is a now a house on Tennyson Ct. and another one in front of it on Division where 118 Tennyson's front yard used to be. People now enter the house from Tennyson Ct. Below is a current picture of what used to be the front of the house which is now the south side of the house.
Below are the two houses that occupy what was the front yard of 118 Tennyson Ct.
114 Tennyson Ct.
396 Division
This tree is in the back yard of 118 Tennyson Ct. It is the biggest tree I have seen in Elgin.
Below is from Old Elgin A Pictorial History by E. C. Alft

In the absence of architects in Elgin's early years, builders used design books for which the prospective owners could make selections. David Whitney Bangs recalled that he "built the house in sement (sic) that Tuck lives in 1850 and finished it in 1852." The house is still standing at 118 Tennyson Court. A twin was constructed about the same time on the north side on what is now Big Timber Road. The original design was Greek Revival.

Below is from the National Register Application for Historic District status prepared by Bruce Dahlquist and Pat Andrews in 1980.

This is an unusual example of Greek Revival; mixed with Egyptian Revival built in 1852 with concrete exterior walls. There is a simple architrave band which wraps around the house top with 1 1/2 story tall double pilasters on the sides and recessed entryway on the original front of the house. The front entry exhibits a simple, almost primitive massiveness that suggest Egyptian architecture.

Below is from Historic Resources Survey of the Elgin Historic District Allen and Pepa Architects, 2009

This house, which has seen several additions, is a combination of Greek and Egyptian revival. The original entrance to the left of the photograph is reminiscent of the great Egyptian Pylon
(a monumental gateway to an ancient Egyptian temple formed by two truncated pyramidal towers) gateway of the Middle and New Kingdoms. The pilasters (rectangular columns projecting from the walls)are Doric reflecting Greek revival influence. The plan originally had bilateral symmetry. Built by David Bangs this home originally faced Division Street. In 1844 David Bangs bought 3 acres of land surrounding the site. In 1849 a portion of the acreage was sold to Edmund Gifford. 

Below is an example of Egyptian architecture in America. The Scottish Rite Temple in Mobile Alabama.
The Egyptian Revival movement became very popular in Europe and the United States between roughly the 1820s and 1840s.

The Washington Monument , designed in the 1830s, was based on the Egyptian obelisks Napoleon had brought back to Europe as trophies of his imperial conquests.