Hillforest, 401 5th St.,
216 Main St., 327 2nd,
323 2nd St. Opera House
Predominant style in Indiana during the
late nineteenth century, loosely derived
from Italian villas. Vertical composition.
Tall, narrow, slightly arched windows
with segmental or round arched hoods
Low-pitched hipped roof supported by
Second Empire (1860-1885)
236 Main Street (Old Thuermer’s
315 Third St.,
316 2nd St.
Americanization of nineteenth-century
French Renaissance Revival style.
Typified by mansard roof, usually of
slate, with elaborate brackets and
projecting dormers. Polychromatic
ornamentation. Often features central
pavilion or tower.
Romanesque Revival (1880-1900)
Aurora City Hall,
218 Third Street
Adapted from European medieval
architecture. Characterized by the
large, half-round arches with trim of
contrasting color or texture. Windows
of varied size and shape. Steeply
pitched roof. Towers and turrets
common. Most often used
for large public buildings.
511 Third Street
United States Post Office (1935),
Georgian Revival Style
The post office was built on the site of a
19th century chair factory and a tobacco
warehouse. The round-arched entrance is
flanked by round-arched windows with
keystones.The interior remains
425 Third Street
Marsh’s Bowling Alley (1880),
Though the storefronts have been altered,
the building retains its bracketed cornice
and elaborate window hoods.
423-417 Third Street
The simple storefront/offices at the first
floor remain largely intact with some
lintels and sills, and with sidelights and
transoms around the several entrances.
Note the cornice brackets and metal
window hoods matching that of the
neighboring building to the north.
11 Third Street
Schipper residence (1860),
This former residence of George Schipper
housed a machine shop that produced
the famous Schipper sander.