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Governor's Mansion, Montgomery

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The Alabama Governor's Mansion is the official residence of the Governor of Alabama and the governor's family in Montgomery, the capital city of Alabama. The current Governor of Alabama, Kay Ivey lives at the governor's mansion. The original governor's mansion for Alabama was occupied from 1911 until 1950, when the current mansion was acquired. The current mansion was added to the National Register of Historic Places on July 3, 1972.
The first official residence for Alabama's governor was acquired in 1911. Prior to that time, governors of the state lived in private homes or local hotels during their terms of office. The first residence was built by Moses Sabel in 1906. The house, a Beaux Arts brownstone, was located on the southwest corner of South Perry and South Streets in Montgomery. It was purchased for use as an executive mansion by a special state commission, formed by an act of the Alabama Legislature. This commission was authorized to contract for the construction, purchase, or improvement of a residence and the acquisition of grounds. The former Sabel home cost the state $46,500. Governor Emmet O'Neal was the first to occupy the mansion and Jim Folsom was the last. The state relocated the official residence from this house to the former Robert Ligon, Jr. house in 1950. The old residence was then used as state offices for the Adjutant General and the Military Department until May 1959, when the property was sold to Montgomery Academy, a private secondary school. It was subsequently condemned and demolished in 1963 as part of the construction of Interstate 85.
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  • We had the opportunity to tour Governors house in Alabama which was very interesting great guide made us know more then we did about the past and presented governor only allowed to see first floor...  more »
  • A beautiful, historic old home which houses the Governor of Alabama. You can see the downstairs living quarters ( upstairs is off limits). They have one room with all the past First Ladies...  more »
  • My family and I visited the Governor’s Mansion on a field trip. There were quite a few people on our tour but the guide did a great job of discussing the history and keeping the information exciting.....  more »
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  • High crime area.robbeys and shooting are the norm for this area. Seems to have a large gang presence in the area.
  • I do not support the abortion law reforms that have been proposed. How will they make sure that the undesirables don't reproduce. I say mandatory abortions
  • Very few Christmas decorations .. No lights on the outside trees. We were on our way home..got off interstate to see Christmas lights..disappointed.
  • I told Kay ivy about the Alexander city police department refusing to prosecute a police officer who conspired with several people in the community to kill me and neither the governor or the attorney general did anything about it if y'all are going through Alabama and you aren't their favorite color or gender be careful cause they are very crooked people
  • Very nice well kept mansion in a nice setting.

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