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. It is located in the Missouri State Capitol Historic District.
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.
First 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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  • Mansion is extra special when decorated for Christmas. The big tree in the yard and the holiday decorations give it a nice touch. It is nice to visit in all seasons but the Christmas holiday is extra....  more »
  • There's very little doubt the architect was a fan of Versailles, right down to the formal gardens and ironwork. The mansion's dark mansard is the finishing touch. The result is weird enough to be...  more »
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  • This Mansion is very historic and knowing the history behind it makes it all the more interesting. Located just a quick walk from the Capitol Building so you can do both in the same day. They have recently done some work to the grounds so hopefully there is no snow when you are there so you can enjoy the entire landscape. Fun fact the governor is not home very much 🤣
  • Stunningly beautiful and the Parsons are wonderful hosts.

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