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490 Park
Oscar Fabrique House, 1904
 490 Park Oscar Fabrique House
Photo Courtesy of the Gifford Park Association
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The original home of Elgin Watch Factory employee Oscar L. Fabrique, this american foursquare was built in 1904 for $5,000. Falling somewhere between a worker's cottage and a grand mansion, this style of house epitomizes the turn-of-the-century need for an economical and comfortable house, with simplicity of design and concern for space.

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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