377 Fulton
Thomas Salmon Martin House, c. 1845
 337 Fulton Thomas Salmon Martin House
Photo Courtesy of the Gifford Park Association
The lot for this house was owned by James Gifford, who sold it to Martin for $50.00. Thomas Martin was a bricklayer and stone mason from Scotland, he built this unusual concrete house, one of the few cement structures in Elgin.

It has undergone drastic alterations over the years, including the exterior cladding, which hides the cast-in-place concrete walls. It is currently a tastefully presented, two-unit, with spacious, bright and modern interiors on both the upper and lower units. The restoration of this house was complete in the 1980s by Al Berg, the founder of Elgin's popular Al's Cafe & Creamery.

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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