|The Louisiana Governor's Mansion is the official residence of the Governor of Louisiana and his or her family. The Governorís Mansion was built in 1963 when Jimmie Davis was Governor of Louisiana. The Mansion overlooks Capital Lake near the Louisiana State Capitol in Baton Rouge. This period marks a distinct departure from earlier Louisiana architecture.
The Mansion was designed by the architectural firm of Annan and Gilmer of Shreveport, Louisiana. The final construction cost for the building was $893,843.00. The inspiration for the exterior design was Oak Alley Plantation in Vacherie, Louisiana. Like many plantation homes built between 1830 and 1860, Oak Alley was designed with a second story veranda that was typical of many Louisiana houses.
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Category: Buildings: Government
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