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Governor's Mansion, Jefferson City
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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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  • The Missouri Governor's mansion is a beautiful building with the acting Governor and family having a residence on the second floor. 
  • Nice place to have to live if you are lucky enough to be elected governor The mansion is well planned and is a treasure. The portraits of the first ladies are somewhat gaudy me but do show the differe...  more »
  • Interesting short tour. Women giving tours dressed in 1800s period clothing. Knowledgeable guides. Tour only covered main floor.