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Richmond, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Virginia’s Executive Mansion

 
 
Virginia’s Executive Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 3, 2014
1. Virginia’s Executive Mansion Marker
Inscription. Designed by renowned Boston architect Alexander Parris and completed in 1813, Virginia’s Federal-style Executive Mansion is the oldest purpose-built residence for governors and first families in the United States still serving that function. Until 1902, the governor had his office here. A garden designed by prominent landscape architect Charles F. Gillette in the 1950s complements the house. This mansion, which stands as a survivor of war, changing politics, and a symbol of the endurance of the Old Dominion, was listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register in 1968 and the National Register of Historic Places in 1969. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1988.
 
Erected 2012 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number SA 104.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 37° 32.322′ N, 77° 25.957′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Capitol Square east of North 9th Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VA 23219, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Executive Mansion of Virginia (a few steps from this marker); John Tyler
Virginia’s Executive Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 3, 2014
2. Virginia’s Executive Mansion
(within shouting distance of this marker); Virginia Civil Rights Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Hunter Holmes McGuire, M.D. (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas J. Jackson, General CSA (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); William Smith (about 400 feet away); Governor Edmund Randolph (about 400 feet away); Freedmen's Bureau Freedman's Bank (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Richmond.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 313 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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