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117 Tennyson Court
Edmond Gifford House, c. 1850
117 Tennyson Court Edmond Gifford House
 Photo Courtesy of the Gifford Park Association
Background
This is the original home of Edmund Gifford, an attorney who brought the first law library to Elgin in 1845. He was the city attorney and superintendent of city schools. He and his wife Lucy raised nine children in this second empire style home. The third floor was added in the late 1800s, along with the mansard roof and dormers.

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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