Southeast Field Office

Helping neighbors save buildings and other places that matter in Dearborn, Ohio, Ripley, and Switzerland counties.

Southeast Veraestau color
Office Details
Veraestau Historic Site 4696 Veraestau Lane
 Aurora, IN 47001-9406
Jarrad Holbrook, Director
Southeast Territory

Where We're Located

The Southeast Field Office serves four counties, working with individuals and groups to save historic places and offering restoration advice.

The office occupies a portion of Veraestau, a historic country estate perched high on a bluff above the Ohio River. The property spans 200 years of Indiana history, beginning when Jesse Holman built the first simple log cabin on the site.

Indiana Landmarks received the 116-acre property as a gift from the Cornelius and Anna Cook O’Brien Foundation in 2004. The house is open for tours by appointment and as a rental venue. Learn more about Veraestau and its grounds for weddings and events.

Recent News
Elizabeth Lea towboat, Dearborn County
Dearborn County’s Newest National Register Landmark is a Historic Tugboat

The Elizabeth Lea, a towboat constructed in 1939, earns National Register status on the merit of its engineering attributes and its contribution to maritime history.

A Tour 200 Years in the Making
Events, Rehabs & Renovations

Just in time for the city’s bicentennial, the Historic Downtown Aurora Tour on October 19 showcases landmarks in the Ohio River town.

Upcoming Events
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Historic Downtown Aurora Tour

Just in time for the city’s bicentennial, a Historic Aurora Downtown Tour showcases landmarks in the Ohio River town.

Aurora City Building, 235 Main Street, Aurora
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