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.
For Gaar House Rentals, Tours and Special
Events. Contact Sarah Bradley at 765-966-1262 for details
Let us schedule your Wedding, Garden Party or Family Reunion.
Narrated guided tours.
One of the major stops on a guided Wayne County tour. "Hear the
sounds of a real steam tractor"