Elgin Historic District

A Great Place to Live

Established in 1979, the Gifford Park Association advocates for the preservation of the Elgin Historic District.

Preservation & Restoration

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Historic Elgin House Tour

The GPA's signature event established in 1982. Tour the interiors of the finest Elgin homes. September 9 & 10, 2023 - Save the Date!

Walk to Amenities

Restaurants, shopping, the award-winning Gail Borden Public Library the Edward Schock Centre of Elgin, and the Metra.

Grant Programs

Great Unveiling, historic plaque reimbursement and the NEW Architectural Grant program.

Upcoming Meetings & Events

House Tour Steering Committee

Want to be a part of one of Elgin’s signature events? The Historic Elgin House Tour is always looking for volunteers. Final site selection for this years tour is underway.


Elgin History Museum | 360 Park Street

GPA Monthly Meeting

Meet at the Historical Society Museum, second floor at 360 Park

Architectural Restoration Grant Program

Preserve the beauty of your historic home.

The new Architectural Grant is a 50/50 matching grant up to $2,000. Click for details…

PO Box 928

Elgin, IL 60120

[email protected]

Join the Gifford Park Association

Joining the Gifford Park Association is free and open to anyone who appreciates historic preservation!