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Palace Street Historic District Map

Palace Street Historic District

Aurora’s newest historic district includes the homes on Palace Street between the Riddle Highlands and Tanner Historic Districts. They feature examples of Victorian, Bungalow, Four Square, and Prairie style homes, and one Sears mail order home. They are an important part of Aurora’s history because they reflect the house type of the late 1800s and early 1900s in which the average Auroran lived. The current residents of the area petitioned for the historic designation to preserve these houses so that people 50 years from now would be able to see how Aurorans lived at the turn of the century.

518 Palace Street1. 518 Palace Street

Constructed in the early 20th Century, this two-unit apartment building reflects many of the characteristics of the Prairie style. This includes the low-pitched roof with widely overhanging eves, horizontal brick courses and groups of windows to allow nature indoors.

606 Palace Street2. 606 Palace Street

Constructed in the late Victorian era, this Queen Anne style house was significantly damaged by a fire. It was remodeled in the four-square style, but still retains some of the earlier Queen Anne features, such as the two-story corner bay windows, fishscale shingles, multi-paned front door with beveled glass, and the original chimney. The four square features include the hipped roof with dormer, and the full-width front porch.

3. 719 Palace Street

This is an excellent example of the Sears mail order house style named “The Crescent”.