Open Elgin Self-Guided Tour
Walk, Pedal, or Drive . . .
The Open Elgin Architectural Tour invites you to embark on a self-guided tour of some of Elgin's most diverse and interesting architecture. The Open Elgin Architectural Tour consist of several historically, definitive building and sites to the modernist Geo-Thermal applications used in Award Winning LEED buildings. You'll simply look at Elgin with a whole different perspective!
You can sample all the buildings on our tour by selecting "All Buildings" from the menu above - on the right. Some highlights of the tour include: School District's U-46 iconic Observatory Planetarium, Advocate Sherman Hospital's Geo-Thermal Lake - used to heat and cool the entire hospital, Elgin Professional Building, and the charming, storybook, English Tutor which once was the Elgin Elk's Lodge now home to Demi & Cooper Advertising. Oh, and don't forget to include the Ranstead Building on your tour for a true taste of Elgin. It houses Al's Cafe and Creamery and their malts are beyond Elgin famous!
See one or see them all! Attendees can plan their self-guided tour utilizing our Google® Open Elgin Map.
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