155 S.Gifford
Increase C. Bosworth House, c. 1875
 155 S. Gifford
Photo Courtesy of the Gifford Park Association
This stately italianate home has come full circle. Once camouflaged in pale green stucco, with hulking, inappropriate prairie style porches, its intricate details have been fully restored to their original splendor. The italianate design is evident in the projecting bale, paired brackets, arched narrow windows with ornamental hoods, and the decorative proches. Increase Child Bosworth, the original owner, was president of the First National Bank.

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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