Beautification Projects

Gifford Street High School Sign and Beautification Project

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21 N. Porter

Purchased in 1987 for $36,379.04
Sold in 1988 for $87,000
Subsequently resold in 1994 for $165,000

28 N. Gifford

Purchased on 12/29/88 for $34,600
Sold on 4/29/92 for $78,000 (net loss of $50,000)
Sold on 7/1/2005 for $149,000
Sold on 5/1/2014 for $55,000

396 Division

396 Division before396 Division after
NHS purchased in 1995 for $75,000
Sold in 1996 for $122,000
GPA contributed $27,000 and reimbursed $16,000 (net loss of $11,000)

40 N. Gifford

40 N Gifford before40 N Gifford after
Purchased for $70,000 in 1996
Sold in 2000 for $139,000 (net loss of $52,964)

132 N Channing

132 N Channing before132 N Channing after
Rehab costs of $185,000, $40,000 in city grants, sold for $205,000.
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Other Gifford Park Association Volunteer Rehab Efforts


Old Main – 360 Park

Old Main (before)Old Main after
GPA volunteers helped clean up after the fire and held a fundraiser to help restore it.

326 E. Chicago

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GPA members volunteered time to rehab the interior.
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National Street Train Station

Train Station beforeTrain Station after
The Gifford Park Association donated $10,000 to this restoration. Dan Miller made a lot of the fancy details, including the battens, brackets, pendants and window shown, as a volunteer.