Governor's Mansion, Charleston

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Government Building · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
The West Virginia Governor's Mansion is a historic residence located next to the Kanawha River in Charleston, West Virginia and is the official residence of the Governor of West Virginia.
The Colonial Revival building was completed in 1925 by Charleston architect Walter F. Martens and is part of the West Virginia Capitol Complex, which also includes the West Virginia State Capitol. The building itself has a red brick exterior, with a columned portico at the entrance. The foyer was inspired by the White House, with checkered black-and-white marble flooring and dual staircases. The first floor of the mansion includes the drawing room, ballroom, state dining room, library, and a sitting room. The second floor houses the governor's own rooms, as well as those of his family, while additional bedrooms are on the third floor. In all, the structure has 30 rooms. The mansion also features walled gardens, a separate garage, and servant quarters.
The total cost of the mansion, including land, construction, and furnishings, was approximately $203,000 at the time of its construction.
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  • Short tour of a pretty building that sits overlooking the river. You will see five rooms and see some beautiful woodwork and a remarkable staircase. Tour is short, maybe 15 minutes tops, so worth...  more »
  • Located next to the capitol building. Easy access for visitors at posted visiting hours.
  • Really nice house

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