15. Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall, 1877

A stone building with a court yard in front of it.
The Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) Memorial Hall was built in 1877 and is one of Aurora's most widely recognized historic landmarks. The building was built as a library and meeting place to commemorate Civil War veterans. Constructed with locally quarried limestone, it is in the Gothic Revival style. The side tower was added in 1904. This building is a copy of a brick G.A.R. building in Foxboro, Massachusetts.

Restoration of the building is planned for the future. Contact 630-264-INFO for information on when the building will be open to the public.


23 E Downer Place
Aurora, IL 60505