204 ELM STREET
204 Elm Street was built in 1914 for Edward Cannan and his wife, Catherine Kane. Edward was born in Illinois in 1869 to Robert E. and Adelia Sterriccker Cannon who also lived in Elgin. Edward married Catherine Kane who was born in Cherry Valley, Illinois to Thomas and Catherine Ford Kane in 1873. Edward passed away in 1935 leaving the home to Catherine. However, by 1940, Catherine moved out of the home and was living at 276 Morgan Street before her death in 1941.
204 Elm Street is an excellent example of a Craftsman Style Bungalow. This home is considered a contributing structure to the historic significance of the neighborhood. Key characteristics and significant features of this home include its wood clapboard siding, hipped roof with hipped dormers, wide overhanging eaves, and 3-over-1 windows with transoms.
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