Virtual Tour: Historic Governor’s Mansion

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Address: 1526 H Street, Sacramento, California.

The State of California purchased the house from Joseph Steffens, a local businessman and father of the famous journalist and author Lincoln Steffens, in 1903 for $32,500. The Victorian was then already somewhat out of style, but the house was suitably impressive, conveniently located, and comfortable. A small wing was added to the house and the Governor's Office and the home was furnished, bringing the total cost to $56,000.
California Governor's Mansion (Credit: Daderot / Flicker) Address: 1526 H Street, Sacramento, California. The State of California purchased the house from Joseph Steffens, a local businessman and father of the famous journalist and author Lincoln Steffens, in 1903 for $32,500. The Victorian was then already somewhat out of style, but the house was suitably impressive, conveniently located, and comfortable. A small wing was added to the house and the Governor's Office and the home was furnished, bringing the total cost to $56,000.
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The State of California purchased the house from Joseph Steffens, a local businessman and father of the famous journalist and author Lincoln Steffens, in 1903 for $32,500. The Victorian was then already somewhat out of style, but the house was suitably impressive, conveniently located, and comfortable. A small wing was added to the house and the Governor's Office and the home was furnished, bringing the total cost to $56,000.
California Governor's Mansion 2 (Credit: Daderot / Flicker) The State of California purchased the house from Joseph Steffens, a local businessman and father of the famous journalist and author Lincoln Steffens, in 1903 for $32,500. The Victorian was then already somewhat out of style, but the house was suitably impressive, conveniently located, and comfortable. A small wing was added to the house and the Governor's Office and the home was furnished, bringing the total cost to $56,000.
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The house was built in 1877 for Albert Gallatin.
California Governor's Mansion Hall (Credit: Daderot / Flicker) The house was built in 1877 for Albert Gallatin.
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Upon leaving the entry hall, you come to the Formal Parlor.
California Governor's Mansion Formal Parlor (Credit: Daderot / Flicker) Upon leaving the entry hall, you come to the Formal Parlor.
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On the right of the main hall is Music Room.
California Governor's Mansion Music Room (Credit: Daderot / Flicker) On the right of the main hall is Music Room.
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The Dining Room has moldings of fruit, vegetables, fish and chickens. Originally painted in their natural colors, Gov. George Pardee’s wife had them painted white; and later, Gov. Hiram Johnson’s wife had everything painted gray.
California Governor's Mansion Dining Room (Credit: Daderot / Flicker) The Dining Room has moldings of fruit, vegetables, fish and chickens. Originally painted in their natural colors, Gov. George Pardee’s wife had them painted white; and later, Gov. Hiram Johnson’s wife had everything painted gray.
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The Dining Room has moldings of fruit, vegetables, fish and chickens. Originally painted in their natural colors, Gov. George Pardee’s wife had them painted white; and later, Gov. Hiram Johnson’s wife had everything painted gray.
California Governor's Mansion Dining Room 2 (Credit: Daderot / Flicker) The Dining Room has moldings of fruit, vegetables, fish and chickens. Originally painted in their natural colors, Gov. George Pardee’s wife had them painted white; and later, Gov. Hiram Johnson’s wife had everything painted gray.
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The state constructed this side addition to give the governor an easy access office.
California Governor's Mansion Breakfast Room (Credit: Daderot / Flicker) The state constructed this side addition to give the governor an easy access office.
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Gov. Goodwin Knight’s wife planned it out as a Scandinavian kitchen.
California Governor's Mansion Kitchen (Credit: Daderot / Flicker) Gov. Goodwin Knight’s wife planned it out as a Scandinavian kitchen.
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The décor was selected for Gov. Edmund G. "Pat" Brown in the 1960’s. He often used it as an office and bedroom.
California Governor's Mansion Blue Room (Credit: Daderot / Flicker) The décor was selected for Gov. Edmund G. "Pat" Brown in the 1960’s. He often used it as an office and bedroom.
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The east corner bedroom, the birthplace of Leta Gallatin, is now referred to as Mrs. Knight’s room or the Guest Bedroom.
California Governor's Mansion Guest Bedroom (Credit: Daderot / Flicker) The east corner bedroom, the birthplace of Leta Gallatin, is now referred to as Mrs. Knight’s room or the Guest Bedroom.
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Address: 1526 H Street, Sacramento, California, USA. The former governor's mansion, built in 1877 for Albert and Clemenza Gallatin. Photography was permitted without restriction.
California Governor's Mansion Bedroom (Credit: Daderot / Flicker) Address: 1526 H Street, Sacramento, California, USA. The former governor's mansion, built in 1877 for Albert and Clemenza Gallatin. Photography was permitted without restriction.
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The room was refurbished for Dorothy Warren, daughter of Gov. Earl Warren. Her picture hangs on the back wall of the room.
California Governor's Mansion Children's Room (Credit: Daderot / Flicker) The room was refurbished for Dorothy Warren, daughter of Gov. Earl Warren. Her picture hangs on the back wall of the room.
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The last person to use the room was Governor Edmund “Jerry” Brown. During most of the eight years that his father was governor, Brown was attending college or law school. When he came home to visit, this was his room.
California Governor's Mansion Hall Bedroom (Credit: Daderot / Flicker) The last person to use the room was Governor Edmund “Jerry” Brown. During most of the eight years that his father was governor, Brown was attending college or law school. When he came home to visit, this was his room.
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A battery-powered generator in the basement operated the water system. The water was pumped to a cast-iron holding tank on the third floor. From here on, gravity flow made the water system function.
California Governor's Mansion Master Silver Bathroom (Credit: Daderot / Flicker) A battery-powered generator in the basement operated the water system. The water was pumped to a cast-iron holding tank on the third floor. From here on, gravity flow made the water system function.
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A battery-powered generator in the basement operated the water system. The water was pumped to a cast-iron holding tank on the third floor. From here on, gravity flow made the water system function.
California Governor's Mansion Bathroom (Credit: Daderot / Flicker) A battery-powered generator in the basement operated the water system. The water was pumped to a cast-iron holding tank on the third floor. From here on, gravity flow made the water system function.
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