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. Next Tour: September 2024.

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, Architectural Grant program, Enclosed porch reopening, Paint reimbursement, Chain link Fence Removal

Upcoming Meetings & Events

Neighborhood Spring Clean Up

Even the neighborhood needs a spring cleaning from time to time! Join your neighbors to pick up litter and we’ll come back together for a quick lunch and the free giveaway of a magnolia tree.  We will have clean up supplies like grabbers and buckets, but feel free to bring your own. Grab your gloves and join in making a positive impact.

St Mary's Church | 397 Fulton Street, North Parking Lot

GPA Monthly Meeting

Every third Thursday of the month, meet at Elgin History Museum, 360 Park Street, second floor. All are welcome!

GPA Events for 2024

APRIL 20 – Spring Clean Up

JULY 20- Picnic in the Park

AUGUST 6 – National Night Out

SEPTEMBER 7 & 8  – Historic Elgin House Tour

OCTOBER 19 – Fall Fest

DECEMBER 13 – Holiday Party

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!