Hillforest

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For Thomas T. Gaff House, in Washington, D.C, see Thomas T. Gaff House.
Hillforest (Forest Hill)
Thomas Gaff House (Hillforest).jpg
Hillforest is located in Indiana
Hillforest
Location 213 Fifth Street, Aurora, Indiana
Coordinates 39°3′13.9″N 84°54′6.02″W / 39.053861°N 84.9016722°W / 39.053861; -84.9016722Coordinates: 39°3′13.9″N 84°54′6.02″W / 39.053861°N 84.9016722°W / 39.053861; -84.9016722
Built 1852
Architect Isaiah Rogers
Architectural style Renaissance, Italian Villa
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 71000005
Significant dates
Added to NRHP August 5, 1971[1]
Designated NHL October 5, 1992[2]

The Hillforest Mansion, also known as Thomas Gaff House, is located at 213 Fifth Street, in Aurora, Indiana. It is built on a bluff above the Ohio River.

Built in 1855 in the Italian Renaissance architectural style, the two-story home's design by Isaiah Rogers reflected Gaff's involvement in the shipping industry; its full-width frontal porch is reminiscent of a steamboat's deck. The mansion, which was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1992,[2][3] is owned and operated by Hillforest Historical Foundation.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ a b "Thomas Gaff House (Hillforest)". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-06-12. 
  3. ^ "National Historic Landmark Nomination: Thomas Gaff House / Hillforest" (PDF). National Park Service. , 19.  Check date values in: |date= (help) and Accompanying eight photos, exterior and interior, from c. 1940, 1991, and 1992 PDF (32 KB)

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