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552 E. Chicago
Christian Wuestenfeld House, 1891
 552 E. Chicago Christian Wuestenfeld House
Photo Courtesy of the Gifford Park Association
Background
This flemish renaissance style dwelling was built in 1891 for Christian Wuestenfeld. Before moving to Elgin, he worked for Thomas Edison. Wuestenfeld installed the street car distribution line and power plant in Elgin, and was superintendent of the Elgin City Railway Company. One interesting feature of this house is its catstep, or corbiestep roof line, resembling a castle wall.

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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