Texas Governor's Mansion

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The Texas Governor's Mansion in 2006.
Location1010 Colorado St., Austin, Texas, USA
Coordinates30°16′21.72″N 97°44′34.79″W / 30.2727000°N 97.7429972°W / 30.2727000; -97.7429972Coordinates: 30°16′21.72″N 97°44′34.79″W / 30.2727000°N 97.7429972°W / 30.2727000; -97.7429972
Built1854
ArchitectAbner Cook
Architectural styleGreek Revival
NRHP reference No.70000896
TSAL No.613
RTHL No.13932
Significant dates
Added to NRHPAugust 25, 1970[1]
Designated NHLDecember 2, 1974[2]
Designated TSAL5/28/1981
Designated RTHL1962

The Texas Governor's Mansion, is a historic home for the Governor of Texas in downtown Austin, Texas. Designed by prominent architect Abner Cook, it was built in 1854 and has been the home of every governor since 1856. Governor Greg Abbott and First Lady Cecilia Phalen Abbott are the current residents.

On June 8, 2008, while midway through a major renovation, the mansion was badly damaged by an arson fire started with a Molotov cocktail.[citation needed]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. April 15, 2008.
  2. ^ "Governor's Mansion (Austin)". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-06-08.

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