18 N. Chapel
Andrew Magnus House, c. 1885
 18 North Chapel Andrew Magnus Home
Photo Courtesy of the Gifford Park Association
This residence was probably constructed by its owner, who was a contractor and mason. The structure has italianate proportions, rusticated native stone foundation, intricate brick work patterns stepped in different planes, and stepped brick beneath a prominent gable.

Besides being a contractor, Andrew Magnus was president of the Elgin Ice Company, and vice president of the Elgin Brick and Tile Company and the South Elgin Stone Company.

Gifford Park Association
If you would like additional information about this or other historic homes in the Elgin Historic District, please contact the Gifford Park Association;
P.O. Box 928
Elgin, IL 60121

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