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21 N. Porter
Almina Tuck House, 1888
 21 N. Porter Almina Tuck House
Photo Courtesy of the Gifford Park Association
George Tuck worked in his family business, R. Tuck & Son, which dealt in coal and wood. He married Almina Perry in 1865, but after his death in 1883, Almina purchased the lot at 21 Porter and had a small frame house built on it. She lived here with her daughter Myrtle and son-in-law, Melvin.

Over the years, this quaint victorian sported several additions, was cloaked in aluminum siding, and fell into disrepair. It was purchased in 1987 by the Gifford Park Association as their first rehab project. The next owners added the picket fence and a sensitive kitchen and master bedroom addition in the rear. It remains a single-family home today.

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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