Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Fact of the Day: Governor House

Currently there is no official mansion for the Governor of California. Ronald Reagan was the last Governor of California to live in the old one, which still exists but the building and the land around it is now a state park. Reagan lived there for a few months before moving to a more lavish place to serve as its replacement. When Jerry Brown succeeded Reagan as Governor, he refused to live there. A tradition that was carried by every Governor since then. 

20 comments:

Theresa Mahoney said...

Well, hell. If nobody else wants to live there, I'll take it!

Cloudia said...

Another interesting fact, Adam!


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Kay said...

More lavish than that? Wow!

Christine said...

interesting.

DeniseinVA said...

What a great old building with a very interesting history. If only walls could talk.

Unknown said...

I really love this house and I think could be a great Governor house!!
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Pilar Domínguez said...

But is is a lovely house! why do they refuse to live there? Kisses:)

stephen Hayes said...

My understanding is that Reagan and future governors didn't live there because the property was difficult to secure and protect, not because it wasn't lavish enough.

CiCi said...

Why do the politicians have the notion they should receive so many benefits anyway. It is a job, they are subjects of the people, they should be out and about the people. Gads.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

A mansion that none of the governors want to live in...maybe it's haunted!!

Margaret D said...

That looks to be a lovely house, I like it.

Linda said...

Beautiful house!

Pat Hatt said...

Hmmm has to be something wrong with it if they don't want it

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

That's a pretty BIG house!

bj said...

That's a beauty of a house but, boy, I sure would hate to climb those stairs and to clean the whole house. Course, it you lived in something like it, I'm sure you could AFFORD to have a full time maid.

the chilicool said...

what a pity there's no mansion, it's so beautiful!

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Al Penwasser said...

So, where do they live? Motel 6?

Mama Zen said...

But it's beautiful!

Caro * said...

Marvelous house !

The Happy Whisk said...

Pretty but I would not want to clean it.