Applied for designation as a local Historic District.
Hosted the first Historic Elgin House Tour.
Purchased and rehabbed five properties, restoring them to single family.
Coordinated efforts for the erection of a gazebo in Gifford Park.
Applied for a Neighborhood Improvement Grant to have historically designed street signs added to the neighborhood. Also coordinated perennial flower plantings at several key intersections.
Begin a tree planting program which resulted in the addition of more than 100 new street trees.
Completed a Neighborhood Master Plan to be incorporated into the City of Elgin Master Plan.
Received the National Trust for Historic Preservation Award.
Listed in the National Register of Historic Places
Held the first architectural salvage (70 more since)
Historic District entryway signs erected.
Obtained funding for historic street lights in the neighborhood using an IDOT grant.
Held the first Great Unveiling event.
Acquired a vacant corner parcel and transformed it into a small neighborhood Pocket Park.
Received Landmarks Illinois prestigious Richard H. Driehaus award.
Elgin was recognized by This Old House magazine s one of the best places to buy a “fixer-upper” home.
Supported the creation of a the Eastside Neighborhood Garden at the corner of Channing and North Streets.
Joining the Gifford Park Association is free and open to anyone who appreciates historic preservation!