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Oliver P. and Mary Alice Gaar Mansion
at Main and 13th Street, Richmond, Indiana

Photo taken April 15, 2004

Floorplan image Copyright 1991 Gaar Houses Richmond, Indiana by James P. Hartig and Gertrude L. Ward, Illustrated by Michael L. CougillThis Classic Revival style home was built circa 1903 as the home of Oliver P. and Mary Alice Gaar.  Stephen O. Yates of Richmond, Indiana is credited as the architect.

The first floor housed a double parlor, a sitting room and a receiving area, in addition to the dining room and kitchen. Woodwork consists of oak and cherry.  A large oak stairs leads to the 2nd floor bedrooms, all of which include gas-burning fireplaces.

A ballroom takes up over half of the third floor space.

Read more about this and other former Gaar homes in the book:

Gaar Houses, Richmond · Indiana
by James P. Hartig and Gertrude L. Ward, Illustrated by Michael L. Cougill
Copyright 1991, Neighborhood Preservation Services, Inc.
Centerville, Indiana
Morrisson-Reeves Library Call # 977.263 H32

In 2004 this house is home to the:
 
Lamb Funeral Home, Inc.
 
1307 East Main Street
  Richmond, IN  47374
  (765) 962-1536

Floorplan Image © 1991 Gaar Houses, Richmond · Indiana
by James P. Hartig and Gertrude L. Ward, Illustrated by Michael L. Cougill

 

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