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
Speakman House, Rising Sun
New Owner Steps Forward to Rescue Endangered House
News, Saved

After a stint on our 10 Most Endangered list, one of Indiana’s great historic houses is headed toward salvation. A new owner plans to revive Ohio County’s Speakman House, a Greek Revival standout.

Grant Funding Available for Humanities-Based Programming
Press Releases

Indiana Humanities announces 2018 deadlines for three grant programs.

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