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 10 & 11 - 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? A wrap up meeting will be held soon.


Elgin History Museum | 360 Park Street

GPA Monthly Meeting

Every third Thursday of the month. Standing committees (Historic District, Membership & Publicity) meet at 6pm, General Meeting at 7 pm. Everyone is invited to come to any meeting.

Elgin History Museum | 360 Park Street

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!