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. . . HISTORIC HOMES . . . (Click on an image to see the actual notecard size)
The Virginia Governor's Mansion
Richmond, Virginia

#NC-06265-HM - Notecards
Also available in Assortment Pack #AST-840

Designed in simplified early Federal style by Alexander Parris, this is the oldest continuously occupied governor's house in the country. Completed in 1814, it replaced a four-room makeshift governor's residence, which was dubbed "The Palace." The residence sits next door to the Virginia Capitol.

While serving as a member of Virginia's state legislature, John Tyler mounted the campaign to replace the original building with a more appropriate one. Tyler later lived in the house as governor in 1825, before being elected to the U.S. Senate in 1826.

During more expansive eras, a huge bowl on the ground floor was kept full of toddy throughout legislative sessions. Among the notables who have been entertained here were Winston Churchill and several Presidents of the United States. Although it originally was criticized for being too expensive, the two-story, white-painted brick house has proved to be one of Virginia's best investments.

Text © 2000 Terry White, Drawing © 2000 Bill Harrah

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