The Gaar House Museum

Gaar Mansion

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The Abram Gaar House and Farm or known as the Gaar Mansion is a Second Empire Victorian home located in Richmond, Indiana, built in 1876 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The home was built by industrialist Abram Gaar, president of Gaar-Scott and Company, manufacturers of steam engines and threshing machines from 1842-1911. Total construction cost of the home was $20,000 it took eight months to build. The house is situated on a rise overlooking the city of Richmond from the north. Gaar hired John A. Hasecoster, the area's leading architect of the day to design the house and his original plans drawn on linen sheets are on display at the house today.


>>> Gaar House Museum staff <<<

Director - Sarah Mikesell Bradley     (E-mail)

Assistant to the Director - Margaret Mikesell Wotherspoon      (E-mail

 Tour Guide - Robert Wotherspoon (E-mail)

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Agnas and Abram Gaar Foundation


President - Steve Brockman

Vice President - Sarah Bradley

Secretary/Treasure - Thomas P. Alberts

Attorney - Douglas B. Oler, Esq.

Board Member - Robert Wotherspoon

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