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Historic Houses of Charleston

Governor’s Mansion


The West Virginia Governor’s Mansion, facing the Kanawha River near the southwest corner of the State Capitol Complex, was built in 1924–25. Charleston architect Walter F. Martens consulted closely with Cass Gilbert, architect of the state Capitol, which was then under construction nearby. The Neo-Georgian-style residence is constructed of red Harvard colonial brick and is fronted by a central, two-story portico. Inside, the reception rooms are on the first floor, and the family rooms are upstairs. The mansion was built during the term of Governor Ephraim Morgan who moved his family into the house only a few days before leaving office.

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