The Gaar House Museum
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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
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.
Hardcover 9 x 11, 412 pages with color pictures. Prinit Press
1999. Written by Joanna Hill Mikesell and Annette S. Warfel.