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Located at Chambers & Alameda in Aurora, this historic district includes a 1910 round barn, 1860s homestead house, 1920s schoolhouse & walking trails.

DeLaney Farm

DeLaney Farm Historic District is an original homestead representing early rural life on the Eastern plains of Colorado. The City of Aurora preserves DeLaney Farm as a locally designated historic district and an open space property. The historic district includes the 1900s Round Barn, 1860s Gully Homestead House, and 1920s Coal Creek Schoolhouse. Share your stories about early rural life in Colorado and your experiences at DeLaney Farm.

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Mary Hogan Delaney

Mary Ellen Hogan, daughter of Michael Hogan and Bridget Meagher came to Aurora to teach school at Toll Gate.  Miss Hogan's mother and Mrs. Bridgit Delaney were 1st cousins, their mothers Elizabeth Powell Meagher and Temperance Powell Gully were sisters.  Mary Ellen Hogan ended up marrying John Delaney, Jr. After her marriage she invited her cousin, Elizabeth Clifford to come to Aurora to take her place as the teacher.  Elizabeth Clifford was the daughter of Patrick J.Clifford and Mary Anne Meagher.   Elizabeth eventually married John H.  Read more »

Gully Homestead Certificate

John Gully received this Homestead Certificate in 1887 for 160 acres of land in what is now Aurora. A few years later he inherited the original Gully family property, which he grew to 1120 acres for grazing and rasiing draft horses and cattle.

Gully Rodeo Poster

The Gully family hosted a rodeo on their ranch from the late 1920s to the mid-1950s. This poster advertises for one of the rodeos and was discovered in the Gully Homestead House attic after the City of Aurora took ownership in the late 1970s.

Walter Scott and the DeLaney Round Barn

The Delaney family sold their land to the State of Colorado and the Toll Gate Reservoir and Irrigation Company in 1910, after which time tenant farmers and ranchers rented the property. The Delaney Round Barn, constructed in 1900, was converted from a grain silo to a milking barn about 1910. Tenant farmer Walter Scott is shown here in front of the barn with his cows in 1918.

Thomas and Temperance Gully

Thomas and Temperance Gully  Read more »

Mary Hogan Delaney

Mary Ellen Hogan, daughter of Michael Hogan and Bridget Meagher came to Aurora to teach school at Toll Gate.  Miss Hogan's mother and Mrs. Bridgit Delaney were 1st cousins, their mothers Elizabeth Powell Meagher and Temperance Powell Gully were sisters.  Mary Ellen Hogan ended up marrying John Delaney, Jr. After her marriage she invited her cousin, Elizabeth Clifford to come to Aurora to take her place as the teacher.  Elizabeth Clifford was the daughter of Patrick J.Clifford and Mary Anne Meagher.   Elizabeth eventually married John H.  Read more »

Gully Homestead Certificate

John Gully received this Homestead Certificate in 1887 for 160 acres of land in what is now Aurora. A few years later he inherited the original Gully family property, which he grew to 1120 acres for grazing and rasiing draft horses and cattle.

Gully Rodeo Poster

The Gully family hosted a rodeo on their ranch from the late 1920s to the mid-1950s. This poster advertises for one of the rodeos and was discovered in the Gully Homestead House attic after the City of Aurora took ownership in the late 1970s.

Walter Scott and the DeLaney Round Barn

The Delaney family sold their land to the State of Colorado and the Toll Gate Reservoir and Irrigation Company in 1910, after which time tenant farmers and ranchers rented the property. The Delaney Round Barn, constructed in 1900, was converted from a grain silo to a milking barn about 1910. Tenant farmer Walter Scott is shown here in front of the barn with his cows in 1918.

Thomas and Temperance Gully

Thomas and Temperance Gully  Read more »

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