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205 N. Gifford
Wesley T. Corron House, 1882
 205 N. Gifford Wesley T. Corron House, 1882
Photo Courtesy of the Gifford Park Association
Background
In his younger days, Wesley Corron was a breeder of Percheron Norman Draft horses. He decided that for his retirement, he wanted a haven in the city, and he purchased the lot at Gifford and Park streets in 1882. He died in 1889.

Detail
His house was of the High Victorian style, with chamfered columns, bracketing, handrails, and overhead beams typical of the Italianate style. This home was covered in asphalt siding for many years. It was sensitively restored in the late 1980s, and is now a single family home.

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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