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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  • We were not able to go inside but the building is worth a look. The grounds are very well cared for and the flower beds were prepared for Fall with gourds and pumpkins among the many Mums and other Fa...  more »
  • Governor's Mansion near Capitol building. Well kept grounds with adjacent garden. When renovations completed the tours are limited to Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  more »
  • This Mansion was designed by 1815 Nottingham, England born George Ingham Barnett. Barnett died in 1898 in St. Louis, Missouri. His sons and son in law formed an architeural company in the late 1890s which ended in 1922. Barnett was a architeural big name in St. Louis, Missouri.
  • Enjoyable SHORT tour that primarily highlights the past governor's wives and main level furniture. FREE TOUR

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