365 ELM STREET
365 Elm Street was built in 1929 for Walter A. and Helen Broeker for $5,300. Walter was a native of Elgin being born here in 1902. He was an operator of a janitor supply business for 35 years and was a member of the Moose Lodge 799, Fox River Council of the Royal Arcanum and First Evangelical United Brethren Church. Walter passed away in 1967 leaving the home to his wife, Helen and their daughter Marlene. Helen and Marlene sold the home in 1974 ending the 45 year ownership of the Broeker family.
365 Elm Street was designed as a Tudor Revival style cottage. Some characteristics of this style that can be seen on this home is its asymmetrical plan, cross gabled, steeply pitched roof, and half-timbering seen on the second story with clad brick found at its first floor.
Sources: 2010 Heritage Plaque Application; Audio: TextAloud