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Newspapers
Elgin Daily Courier
The Elgin Daily Courier published an annual review of local construction, which is useful for discovering the date of some of the 19th and 20th century homes. The buildings were sometimes grouped under the architect or contractor name. The name of the street usually follows the name of the property owner.

The papers are on microfilm at the Gail Borden Public Library. The listings were published on:
  • December 24, 1886
  • December 20, 1887
  • December 14, 1889
  • December 13, 1890
  • December 19, 1891
  • December 31, 1892
  • February 6, 1900 (includes 1899)
  • January 4, 1902 (includes 1901)
  • December 31, 1903
  • December 10, 1904
  • November 28, 1905
  • August 27, 1908
  • January 29, 1909
  • July 19, 1909
  • August 5, 1909

Construction Review Packages
There are construction review packages kept in a locked case at the library for years 1899, 1901, 1902 (covers 1900 year in January), 1907, and 1910 through 1914. Reviews of new construction were discontinued after 1914.