Alaska Governor's Mansion

The Alaska Governor's Mansion, located at 716 Calhoun Avenue in Juneau, Alaska, is the official residence of the Governor of Alaska, the First Lady or Gentleman of Alaska, and their families. It was designed by James Knox Taylor. The Governor's Mansion was first occupied in 1912 by Territorial Governor Walter Eli Clark.

Alaska Governor's Mansion
Alaska Heritage Resources Survey
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The Alaska Governor's Mansion, 1991
Alaska Governor's Mansion is located in Juneau
Alaska Governor's Mansion
Alaska Governor's Mansion is located in Alaska
Alaska Governor's Mansion
Location716 Calhoun Avenue, Juneau, Alaska
Coordinates58°18′10″N 134°24′54″W / 58.30272°N 134.4149°W / 58.30272; -134.4149Coordinates: 58°18′10″N 134°24′54″W / 58.30272°N 134.4149°W / 58.30272; -134.4149
Arealess than one acre
Built1912 (1912)
Built byWilliam N. Collier
ArchitectJames Knox Taylor
NRHP reference #76000359[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPNovember 7, 1976
Designated AHRSJuly 9, 1973


Office and residence of Alaska's governor, 1909
A different view of the Alaska Governor's Mansion, 2009. A totem pole is next to the building, on the right side.

The original budget for the 2½-story 12,900-square-foot (1,200 m2) frame structure and furnishing was $40,000 and included planned servants quarters and a territorial museum on the third floor which were never built.[2]

The first floor includes a reception hall, drawing room, library, dining room, office, kitchen, two pantries, and a conservatory. The second floor contains four large bedrooms, a sewing room and three bathrooms.

In 1936 the wood finish of the exterior was plastered over and painted white.

In 1967-68 two guest suites and one large bedroom were added to the third floor.

In 1983 a $2.5 million renovation that restored the interior decor to its original 1912 design also included new heating, electrical, plumbing and security systems.

In its current configuration the number of rooms in the mansion, excluding great halls, garages, closets, and bathrooms, is twenty-six. There are ten bathrooms, six bedrooms, and eight fireplaces, amounting to a total area of 14,400 square feet (1,340 m2).

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "FAQ ALASKA - Frequently Asked Questions About Alaska". Archived from the original on 2008-09-15. Retrieved 2008-08-30.

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