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Governor's Mansion (Austin)

Austin, Texas
County of Travis.
1010 Colorado Street
National Register Number: 70000896
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling. The threat level was Emergency in
Congressional District: TX-21 Certified Local Government: NO
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Statement of Significance (as of designation - December 2, 1974):
Completed in 1856, this symmetrical Greek Revival structure has served continuously as Governor's residence and is among the oldest governor's mansion built and still in use.

On June 8, 2008, arson devastated the Governor’s Mansion. Even though the Mansion was empty and all its prized contents in storage, significant structural and architectural damage occurred. State leaders, concerned citizens, and preservationists were horrified and saddened by the damage to the historic Texas Governor’s Mansion. It will take several years and cost millions of dollars to restore the national historic landmark.

Fire to the building has caused a loss of integrity. Status will be changed to reflect damage while repair and restoration take place. Tours have been cancelled until the restoration has been completed.

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