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America's Castles: The Governors' Mansions [DVD]

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America's Castles: The Governors' Mansions
Almost every state in America maintains a governor's mansion. Many of them reflect the outstanding architectural and interior design skills of those employed when they were first constructed. During this A&E program, viewers are introduced to several of these mansions. Drumthwacket, the New Jersey governor's home, was erected in 1835. Built in the Greek Revival style, it derives its name from two Scottish words translated as "hill" and "woods." Missouri's governor's mansion features a Great Hall with 12-branch chandeliers, a library containing a handsome Renaissance Revival table, and a large ballroom. Both of Kentucky's governors' mansions are featured. The newer one was built in 1914 and serves as the current governor's residence while the older one is located in downtown Frankfort. Built in 1797, this latter house currently serves as the lieutenant governor's home. ~ Elizabeth Smith, Rovi

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