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Governor's Mansion, Jefferson City

Categories: Government Buildings, Tourist Spots
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The Missouri Governor's Mansion is a historic U.S. residence in Jefferson City, Missouri. It is located at 100 Madison Street. On May 21, 1969, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.The current site on a bluff overlooking the Missouri River was the vicinity of the first Jefferson City Missouri State Capitol building from 1825 to 1837 after the capitol was relocated from St. Charles, Missouri to Jefferson City. The capitol burned in 1837 and was rebuilt at its current site a block to the west.The current Neo-Renaissance structure was built in 1871 at a cost of $75,000 and has served every governor since. It was renovated extensively during the administration of Governor Kit Bond in the 1980s.HistoryFirst mansionPrior to the relocation of the state capital to Jefferson City, the first governors who were from the St. Louis, Missouri/St. Charles, Missouri area lived in their private homes and if the need arose they rented homes in St. Charles.The first Jefferson City governor's mansion also doubled as the home for the Missouri General Assembly, with the Missouri House of Representatives meeting on the ground floor, the Missouri State Senate on the second floor and the governor living in two rooms.
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  • Docents provide guided first floor tours of the mansion. A clear explanation of history and furniture tract back of its construction in 1871. Still used by current first family on second floor, the ma...  read more »
  • The Governor's Mansion was built in the 1800"s. The three story house is steeped in history! On the first floor,you enter into the Grand Hall,to your left there's a small library. To your right are tw...  read more »
  • Watch for special children's and student's tours and events of this working Governor's Mansion built in 1871. If the home is not open to the public during your visit, the gardens are worth your attent...  read more »
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