Coming soon: a new name for a new era

Indian Hill Manor will be rebranded to

Esta Barrett Manor & Gardens in mid-2024.

Designed for Charles and Esta Barrett by architect Charles Bradley and landscape gardener O. C. Simonds, the Manor stands majestically above the Rock and Kishwaukee rivers.

Indian Hill Manor and Farm is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Manor and Farm is an example of a “country gentleman’s farm,” a rural retreat from the city that was popular among wealthy families during the early 1900s.

Charles Cook Barrett (1855-1918)
Esta Asher Barrett (1868-1947)
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Wild Lupine, Lupinus perennis.

Wild Lupine, Lupinus perennis. ...

This black swallowtail caterpillar was spotted in our conservation area. It is feeding on the golden Alexander, Zizia aurea.

This black swallowtail caterpillar was spotted in our conservation area. It is feeding on the golden Alexander, Zizia aurea. ...

Iris garden in bloom.

Iris garden in bloom. ...

Jerry Paulson planting the urns.

Jerry Paulson planting the urns. ...

Jacob's Ladder, Polemonium reptans

Jacob`s Ladder, Polemonium reptans ...

Lilac

Lilac ...

Farmhouse.

Farmhouse. ...

Bittersweet at the gate. The entrance to the Manor is seen in the background.

Bittersweet at the gate. The entrance to the Manor is seen in the background. ...

Steel and tile silos at the Farm.

Steel and tile silos at the Farm. ...

Esta Barrett Manor and Gardens     |    6901 Kishwaukee Road, Rockford, IL 61109     |     815-964-6464

The entrance to the estate can be found on South Bend Road.