This lavish Italianate style home was built in 1876 for John Reising, an early Aurora settler and prominent businessman. The locally quarried limestone was carved by Isaac Edwards, while carpentry work was done by Minium and Sons.
The paired brackets, elaborately detailed cupola and rope edged molding make this one of the city's grandest residences. U.S. Congresswoman Charlotte T. Reid was a later owner. Reid served as U.S. Representative from Illinois' 15th District from 1963 to 1971.