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364 Division
Alfred B. Church House, 1887
 364 Division Alfred B. Church House
Photo Courtesy of the Gifford Park Association
Background
This home was built in 1887 for Alfred B. Church, a real estate subdivider. His home was converted to a funeral parlor in 1940, but it has not been altered substantially from its original look.

History
Alfred and his brother Samuel, were stepsons of Gail Borden, who became famous after establishing a local plant in Elgin for canning milk. The brothers donated a downtown building to Elgin Township for use as a library, with the stipulation that it be named the Gail Borden Public Library. Elgin's current library, now in a new location, still carries this name.

Gifford Park Department

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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