The Sawyer Mansion May Become Historic Landmark
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According to the Farquhars' research, the Sawyer Mansion was built in 1893 and was the residence of William Sawyer, a local business executive who served on the Kane County board of supervisors and the Elgin Board of Trade. The house was designed by architect W.W. Abell, who gave the house a distinctive look with its curved exterior walls and a giant wrap-around porch. Nancy and Dann Farquhar bought the home in 1999. "It's such a prominent intersection, Elginites for the last 100 years know this house, so we are very proud this house is being landmarked," said Jennifer Fritz-Williams, historic preservation planner for the city, to the TribLocal.