600 E. Chicago
George Richardson House, 1892
 600 E. Chicago George Richardson House
Photo Courtesy of the Gifford Park Association
This is a well preserved example of shingle style architecture, and probably the best-known house in the Elgin Historic District, due to its location and visibility. It was designed by Turnbull and Postle and built for George Richardson, Superintendent of the David C. Cook Publishing Company and President of the Elgin Hydraulic Company. The round tower is a wonderful feature of this home, with a witch's cap crowning the peak.

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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