Gaar Mansion and Farm 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 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-Scott Steam Engines

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25 h.p. Gaar Scott

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18 HP Double

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Gaar & Gage Ertel on Harold Stark's 1/2 model Gaar Scott

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25 HP Gaar

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40 Gaar-Scott (Tylers 1958)

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Gaar 18 HP (Owned by Mike McKight)

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Big - 40 HP Gaar

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Big-40 HP Gaar (Owened by Jerred Ruble of Iowa)

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1870 Gaar Portable owned by the Gaar House. (Ertel boys firing up)

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Gaar Scott and Gage Ertel

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Noel Ertel's 18 h.p. Gaar in 1960

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Gaar Dealership

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Gaar postcard

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Gaar outfit in Oldenburg Indiana.

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Jake Holp's 20 h.p. Gaar

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The Ertel Family Gaar

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Tiger Pull

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Jerred Ruble's "Big 40 HP Gaar"

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Jerred Ruble's "Big 40 HP Gaar"

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Gaar & Gage Ertel "first fire in new Gaar Scott boiler!"

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H.R. Holp & Son's delivering 18 h.p. Gaar Scott to Ertel Farm.

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The Ertel Family "Gaar" at first parade.

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Vic Johnson's 22 h.p. double cyl.

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Vic Johnson's 25 h.p. single cyl.

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32 h.p. Gaar Scott

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20 h.p. Gaar Scott

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Ertel's 30-60 Gaar Threshing Machine

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1/2 scale model of an 18 double Gaar built by Harold Stark.

 

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