8. Sky Blue Tour - E. Hill Turnock Architectural Tour

Welcome to the iSpy Elkhart Architectural Tour, featuring residences and public buildings designed by Elkhart’s own E. Hill Turnock. Turnock was born in London, England, in 1857. He and his family traveled to the United States in 1872 and settled in Elkhart. In 1884, at the age of 30, Turnock studied at the Art Institute of Chicago. He worked under architect William LeBarron Jenney until opening his own private architectural practice in Chicago. In 1907, Turnock returned to Elkhart, planning to retire due to his failing health. Instead, he was commissioned for numerous homes, factories, and public buildings. He later became president of the City Plan Commission, president of the Indiana Society of Architects, and a member of the American Institute of Architects. Turnock died in July 1926, though his legacy still lives on today with many of his surviving structures throughout Indiana and Illinois. The iSpy E. Hill Turnock Architectural Tour is sponsored by St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Elkhart, an E. Hill Turnock structure. Begin your tour at Ruthmere, tour stop 800.

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