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467 E. Chicago
John Webb House, 1872
 467 E. Chicago John Webb House
Photo Courtesy of the Gifford Park Association
This italianate house was built for John Webb, an immigrant from England and supervisor of the Dial Department at the Elgin Watch Factory. He platted the lots for Rugby and Warwick, and named the two streets. In 1893, his home was sold to Walter and Hattie Hemmens, who had no children. In 1957, Hattie left an estate of more than $1.25 million to be used to provide the city of Elgin with the Hattie P. Hemmens Community Building and Auditorium. The project was complete in the 1970s and still remains as the home to the Elgin Symphony Orchestra.

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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