Hillforest (Forest Hill)
|Location||213 Fifth Street, Aurora, Indiana|
|Architectural style||Renaissance, Italian Villa|
|NRHP Reference #||71000005|
|Added to NRHP||August 5, 1971|
|Designated NHL||October 5, 1992|
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, is owned and operated by Hillforest Historical Foundation. It is located in the Downtown Aurora Historic District.
- Staff (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- "Thomas Gaff House (Hillforest)". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-06-12.
- "National Historic Landmark Nomination: Thomas Gaff House / Hillforest" (pdf). National Park Service. , 19. Check date values in:
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- Official website
- Cincinnati tourism site's page
- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) No. IN-302, "Thomas Gaff House, 213 Fifth Street, Aurora, Dearborn County, IN", 4 photos, 1 photo caption page
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