Gaar Mansion and Farm Museum

Gaar MansionListed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Gaar Mansion was built in 1876 for Abram and Agnes Gaar.

Original cost to build the mansion was $20,000. It was completed in 8 months. Complete interior/exterior restoration of this Victorian style mansion boasts hand-painted ceilings, parquet wood floors, and features many original furnishings with their actual bills of sale.

Advanced for its day, the home has many unique features, including central heating, indoor plumbing, gas, electricity, and an intercom system throughout the residence.

Wedding at the Gaar House - Click for larger view.

Jonas Gaar and his sons, Abram and John Milton Gaar, and Jonas' son-in-law, William G. Scott were founders of Gaar-Scott and Company, the leading manufacturer of threshing machines and steam engines from 1842 to 1911.

This Second Empire style mansion is open for tours of 10 or more by appointment and may be rented for special events.

To learn more, visit thegaarhouse.com.

House - Back View
View of back side of the home.
Original Blueprints and Elevations.
Original house plans.
Gaar-Scott Steam Engine
Gaar-Scott Steam Engine
Kitchen
Kitchen
Foyer
Foyer
Formal Dining Room
Formal Dining Room
Bedroom
Bedroom
Hand-painted Ceilings
Hand-painted Ceiling

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