• Open Elgin architectural tour returns April 21

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    April 10, 2018

    The encore edition of Open Elgin, a free, self-guided architectural tour presented by the Elgin Area Chamber and the Elgin Development Group's Enhancing Elgin committee, returns on Saturday, April 21 from 1-5pm.

    Last year's highly successful, inaugural event saw more than 400 people descend on the City in the Suburbs from over 50 different zip codes spanning five different states. This year's Open Elgin tour will feature more than 35 unique spaces and places that showcase Elgin's historic and architectural beauty. Many of last year's most popular tour stops are returning, including:

    - U-46 Planetarium and Observatory
    - Professional Building/Elgin Art Showcase (164 Division St)
    - Kresmery Lofts (1 Douglas Avenue)
    - Old Main/Elgin History Museum
    - Elgin Public Museum
    - Nancy Kimball Cobblestone House
    - First United Methodist Church
    - First Congregational Church
    ...and more!

    There will also be several new stops on this year's tour, including:

    - 2nd District Appellate Court
    - Elgin Academy/Sears Theater
    - Oak Crest Residence
    - Healy Building
    - Elgin Fire Barn Museum
    - Waverly Stable
    ...and more!

    Stay tuned to www.openelgin.com for the complete list of 2018 participating sites as well as images and unique historic and architectural details about each tour stop.

    Carol Gieske, President CEO
    (847) 741-5660
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