Illinois Executive Mansion

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Executive Mansion
Illinois Executive Mansion is located in Illinois
Location: Springfield, Illinois
Coordinates: 39°47′47.85″N 89°38′59.86″W / 39.796625°N 89.6499611°W / 39.796625; -89.6499611Coordinates: 39°47′47.85″N 89°38′59.86″W / 39.796625°N 89.6499611°W / 39.796625; -89.6499611
Built: 1855
Architect: John Murray Van Osdel
Architectural style: Italianate
Governing body: State
NRHP Reference#: 76000728
Added to NRHP: July 19, 1976

The Illinois Executive Mansion is the official residence of the Governor of Illinois. It is located at 410 E. Jackson Street in Springfield, Illinois[1] and is open to tours on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings, free of charge. The Georgian style Mansion was designed by Chicago architect John M. Van Osdel. It recently underwent a three million dollar renovation. The Mansion was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.

The 16-room manor was completed in 1855 and was first occupied by governor Joel Aldrich Matteson, who held the official grand opening on January 10, 1856. It is the oldest historic residence in the state of Illinois and one of the three oldest continuously-occupied governor's mansions in the United States.

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