52 VINE STREET
52 Vine Street was built around 1917 for Charles Frautnick and his wife, Ernestina. Charles and Ernestina were immigrants of Germany arriving in Elgin in 1882. Charles and Ernestina were both born in Germany in 1854. They had three children including two daughters, Minnie and Emma and one son, Edward. Ernestina passed away in 1925 leaving the home to Charles. Charles passed away three years later.
52 Vine Street is a one-and-a-half-story vernacular gable front structure with Colonial Revival details such as the front gable with turned eaves to produce a simplistic pediment. The home also exhibits a dormer with similar characteristics of the front gable, found at the north elevation. The full-width front porch appears to be enclosed however, the windows, front door and sidelights are intended to be removed during the summer months and reinstalled during the winter months. This home is a mirrored copy of the adjacent property at 58 Vine Street.
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