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 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.
Date Approved by DHR: December 13, 2012
Date Installed-Dedicated: March 16, 2013
Year On Marker: 2012
Original Sponsor: The Executive Mansion
Geographic Location: Richmond (City)
Physical Description of Location: Outside the Mansion Gate, 1111 East Broad Street, Richmond VA 23219. Marker is on the Capitol grounds on the right side of the entrance gate to the Mansion.
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