Italianate (1855-1890)
 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
 decorative brackets.

 Second Empire (1860-1885)
 236 Main Street (Old Thuermer’s
 Store),
 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),
 Italianate Style

 Though the storefronts have been altered,
 the building retains its bracketed cornice
 and elaborate window hoods.

 

 423-417 Third Street
 commercial-residential (1850),
 Greek revival-Italianate

 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),
 Greek Revival

 This former residence of George Schipper
 housed a machine shop that produced
 the famous Schipper sander.