Hillforest

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Hillforest (Forest Hill)
Thomas Gaff House (Hillforest).jpg
Hillforest is located in Indiana
Hillforest
Hillforest is located in the US
Hillforest
Location213 Fifth Street, Aurora, Indiana
Coordinates39°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
Built1852
ArchitectIsaiah Rogers
Architectural styleRenaissance, Italian Villa
NRHP reference #71000005
Significant dates
Added to NRHPAugust 5, 1971[1]
Designated NHLOctober 5, 1992[2]

The Hillforest Mansion, also known as Thomas Gaff House, is located at 213 Fifth Street, in Aurora, Indiana. It has also been dubbed by local children as the "haunted house". 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. It is located in the Downtown Aurora Historic District.

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ a b "Thomas Gaff House (Hillforest)". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Archived from the original on 2011-06-06. 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 (32 KB)

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