28 N. Gifford
Catherine Guildford House, 1885
 28 N. Gifford Catherine Guildford House, 1885
Photo Courtesy of the Gifford Park Association
This is an example of a worker's cottage, a common building found in Elgin. It refers to homes built for workers at the Elgin National Watch Factory, and is typically a small frame home of  one and one half to two stories, simple, yet not lacking in quality architectural detail, both inside and out. This particular home was a successful Gifford Park Association rehab project, which began a turn-around of the entire block.

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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