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NEW! STORYLINE
Looking for some fun the whole family will enjoy and even learn a few facts about Aurora in the process? Jump in your car and take a drive through history with Story Line. The Aurora History Museum and the Historic Sites & Preservation Office are proud to announce the launch of Story Line, an audio tour resource for Aurora residents and visitors.

Story Line includes recorded stories told interestingly through personas related to the site and developed by museum staff. To access the Story Line program, call 303-739-6681 and follow the instructions. Each historic site has a narrative that will tell the listener information about the location. Use the Historic Sites brochure below as a guide.

Current Historic Sites Brochure (Large PDF)

View Map of Historic Sites Locations

List of Aurora Historic Landmarks & Districts by Region

DELANEY FARM REGION
  
Gully House
John Gully Homestead House
DeLaney Farm Historic District
200 S. Chambers Road
Built: 1870-1871
Aurora Historic Landmark #3
Landmarked: 1986
National Register of Historic Places
  

Round Barn
DeLaney Round Barn
170 S. Chambers Road
Built: 1902
Aurora Historic Landmark #9
Landmarked: 1989
National Register of Historic Places
  


Coal Creek Schoolhouse
Coal Creek Schoolhouse
Near intersection of 1st Avenue & Chambers Road
Built: 1928
Aurora Historic Landmark #18
Landmarked: 2001
  



DeLaney Farm Historic District Color
DeLaney Farm Historic District
Chambers Road & Alameda Parkway
Aurora Historic District
Landmarked: 1997
  




ORIGINAL AURORA REGION
  
William Smith House
William Smith House
412 Oswego Court
Built: 1910
Aurora Historic Landmark #2
Landmarked: 1986
National Register of Historic Places
  


Historic William Smith School
Historic William Smith School
10000 E. 13th Ave.
Built: 1931
Aurora Historic Landmark #4
Landmarked: 1986
  



Aurora Fox
Aurora Fox Arts Center
9900 E. Colfax Ave.
Built: 1946
Aurora Historic Landmark #5
Landmarked: 1987
  



Milliken House
H.M. Milliken House
1638 Galena St.
Built: 1891
Aurora Historic Landmark #6
Landmarked: 1987
  



Italian Villa
Italian Villa
1785 Hanover St.
Built: 1925
Aurora Historic Landmark #8
Landmarked: 1988
  



Gilligan House
Thomas F. Gilligan House
1455 Beeler St.
Built: 1925
Aurora Historic Landmark #10
Landmarked: 1990
  



Centennial House
Centennial House
1671 Galena St.
Built: 1890
Aurora Historic Landmark #11
Landmarked: 1993
National Register of Historic Places
  



2027 Galena
Fuller House
2027 Galena St.
Built: 1892
Aurora Historic Landmark #17
Landmarked: 2001


  


Marshall Cowing House
Marshall Cowing House
1580 Dallas St.
Built: 1892
Aurora Historic Landmark #19
Landmarked: 2004
  



Hornbein Building
Hornbein Building
9901 E. 16th Ave.
Built: 1953
Aurora Historic Landmark #20
Landmarked: 2005
  



Robidoux House
Robidoux House
1615 Galena St.
Built: 1913
Aurora Historic Landmark #25
Landmarked: 2011
National Register of Historic Places
  


St. Therese School
St. Therese School
1200 Kenton St.
Built: 1956
Aurora Historic Landmark #23
Landmarked: 2007
  



St. Therese
St. Therese Parish Historic District
12th & Kenton Streets
Built: 1956
Aurora Historic District
Designated: 2012




MILITARY LANDMARKS
  
Red Cross Building
Red Cross Building and Memorial 525
12862 E. Montview Blvd.
Built: 1918
Aurora Historic Landmark #15
Landmarked: 1999
  



Lowry Building 880
Lowry Building 880
1016 Boston St.
Built: 1942
Aurora Historic Landmark #12
Landmarked: 1995
National Register of Historic Places
  


Fitzsimons Guardhouses
Guardhouses at Fitzsimons General’s Park
Colfax Avenue and Peoria Street
Built: 1919
Aurora Historic Landmark 13
Landmarked: 1999
  



General's Pond Fitz
Fitzsimons General’s Pond - Water Fowl Preserve
1561 Quentin St.
Built: 1901
Aurora Historic Landmark #14
Landmarked: 1999
  



American War Mothers Memorial House
American War Mothers National Memorial Home
1601 Peoria St.
Built: 1924-1926
Aurora Historic Landmark #7
Landmarked: 1988
  



SMOKY HILL REGION
  
Melvin School
Melvin School
4950 S. Laredo St.
Built: 1922
Aurora Historic Landmark #1
Landmarked: 1986
National Register of Historic Places
  


Toll Gate Creek Archaeological Site Marker
Toll Gate Creek Archaeological Site
2141 S. Kittredge Way
Aurora Historic Landmark #21
Landmarked 2003
  




Smoky Hill Trail Site Marker
Smoky Hill Trail Historic Marker 
24000 Smoky Hill Road
Aurora Historic Landmark #22
Landmarked: 2006
  




EASTERN AURORA
   
KOA Building
KOA Building
18500 E. Colfax Ave.
Built: 1934
Aurora Historic Landmark #16
Landmarked: 2001
  



Trolley Trailer No 610
Trolley Trailer No. 610
Restored and Installed in Growing Home exhibit at Aurora History Museum
Built: 1913
Aurora Historic Landmark #24
Landmarked: 2008
  



Bicentennial Art Center Landmark
Bicentennial Art Center
13655 E. Alameda Ave.
Built: 1938
Aurora Historic Landmark #26
Landmarked: 2012




List of Aurora Cultural Heritage Sites
 
Victory Grange
Victory Grange
2025 Tower Road
Built: 1951
Aurora Cultural Heritage Site #1
Named: 2011




Friend Furniture
Friend Furniture
9605 Colfax Street
Built: 1917; Renovated: 1951, 1968
Aurora Cultural Heritage Site #2
Named: 2014
City of Aurora Colorado -- 15151 E. Alameda Pkwy -- Aurora, CO 80012            Access Aurora: 303-739-7000