Sunday, February 19, 2012

Governor's Mansion Frankfort, Kentucky

While we were in touring Frankfort, we went by the Governor's Mansion. Sitting on the east lawn of the capitol is the Beaux Arts style mansion that was modeled after Marie  Antoinette's summer villa in France. It was constructed, trimmed, and finished with native stone produced from quarries in Kentucky. Although it has housed 24 governors since Governor James McCreary moved in during his 1914 term, most of the lighting fixtures, ornamental plaster, and mantels are original.
This is a very beautiful house.
If you are in Frankfort and would like to check it out it is located at 704 Capital Ave.
The website is http://www.governorsmansion.ky.gov/

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