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Aurora, Missouri

  • City Hall

    City HallThe City Hall was built in 1918 of brick over tile and partly from rubble from the previously burned building. The ground was raised about 3 feet before the new building was built....
    City Hall
  • Bank of Aurora

    Bank of AuroraThe Bank of Aurora was organized in 1887. It was robbed in the 1930s as a thief jumped through one of the windows to the right of the front door....
    Bank of Aurora
  • Old National Guard Armory

    Old National Guard ArmoryThe National Guard Armory was built in Art Deco style during WWII during which it was the evacuation point for Ft. Leonard Wood officers....
    Old National Guard Armory
  • Elsey-Hemphill Carriage Co.

    Elsey-Hemphill Carriage Co.The Elsey-Hemphill Carriage Company built and sold Studebaker Wagons and Carriages, harnesses, and repaired horse drawn equipment....
    Elsey-Hemphill Carriage Co.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Aurora Carnegie Library

The Carnegie library was built in 1917-18 for $18,000

Aurora, MO Carnegie Libraries


W.H. Scott Home

The Scott home was built in 1906 for $38,000 taking 20 laborers and two years to build. The light fixtures are attached to gas and electric lines.

Aurora, MO Historic Homes

Old Catholic Church

The Catholic Church was built in 1905 from bricks said to have come from Verona.

Aurora, MO Historic Churches

First Presbyterian Church

When the First Presbyterian Church was completed in 1916, the congregation started the service that day in the old church located at 129 E. Church and walked to the new Church to end the service. The interior woodwork and 1916 San Francisco World'

Aurora, MO Historic Churches

Things to do near Aurora, MO

Civil War Action in Mt. Vernon

The Confederate Army kept a garrison at Mr. Vernon after the battle of Wilson's Creek (August 10, 1861), but Union Colonel...