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North Carolina Executive Mansion

210 N. Blount Street
Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, 27601

North Carolina Executive Mansion
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The North Carolina Executive Mansion (also referred to as the North Carolina Governor's Mansion) is the official residence of the Governor of North Carolina and his or her family.
Building began in the year 1883 and it was designed by architects Samuel Sloan and A.G. Bauer. The first occupants, Governor Daniel G. Fowle and his family, moved into the unfinished building in January 1891. It is an example of Queen Anne style architecture.

The bricks for the house were made from Wake County clay and molded by prison labor. Many of these bricks, particularly in the sidewalks surrounding the house, still bear the inscribed names of the men who made them. The sandstone trim came from Anson County. The marble steps in front (later moved to the north side) came from Cherokee County, and oak and heart pine were shipped from all across North Carolina for use in the building.

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