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
Courtyard, Rising Sun
River Views Could Belong to You

A collection of buildings adapted for commercial and residential uses, Rising Sun’s Courtyard property occupies a prime half-block in the city’s historic downtown. All it needs is the right buyer.

Christmas in the Country on Dec. 3 in Aurora
Press Releases

Event features two historic homes decked out in Victorian style.

Upcoming Events
Sunday, December 3, 2017
Veraestau Christmas in the Country
Christmas in the Country

Visit two historic homes on the Ohio River, Hillforest and Veraestau, decked in their finest holiday splendor.

Veraestau Historic Site & Hillforest
Friday, December 1, 2017
Holiday Open House at Veraestau

Enjoy the sights and sounds of the holidays at our historic country estate overlooking the Ohio River, including holiday decor by the Aurora Garden Club.

Veraestau Historic Site
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