19. Tanner Mansion, 1856

A large house with columns and stairs in the front.
Constructed in 1856 in the Italianate style, the Tanner mansion is listed on the National Register of Historic places and located in the Tanner Historic District. The Tanner family came to the area in 1837, and built this home with 8 bedrooms for their 9 children. The showplace of the Aurora Historical Society, the Tanner Mansion features an octagon cupola and ornate wooden brackets. On the interior, period Victorian room settings are on display. It is open to the public and there is a fee.


Aurora Historical Society
Oak Avenue/Cedar Street
Aurora, IL 60505