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470 E. Chicago
Arwin E. Price House, 1887
 470 E. Chicago Arwin E. Price House
Photo Courtesy of the Gifford Park Association
This is a finely detailed stick style house, characterized by the steeply pitched projecting gable, lattice work, and multi-color ornamentation. Arwin E. Price was a stone cutter by trade, and former mayor of Elgin. He was elected and defeated for the post more than anyone else in Elgin history, and is known as the "drunken mayor" as his antics were a source of entertainment for decades.

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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