Thursday, April 30, 2015

Good Fences-Governor of Minnesota's Official Residence

 The house was designed by Minneapolis architect William Channing Whitney for Saint Paul lumber businessman Horace Hills Irvine and his family. The 20 room English Tudor house has nine bedrooms, eight bathrooms, and nine fireplaces. The Irvine family lived in the home from 1912 until 1965, when the Irvines' youngest daughters, Clotilde Irvine Moles and Olivia Irvine Dodge, donated it to the people of Minnesota to serve as the official residence of the First Family.


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19 comments:

  1. Good morning, the governor has a beautiful house. Pretty fence and entrance.. Have a happy day!

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  2. True craftsmanship - love the gate.

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  3. Lucky governor of Minnesota! Nice place to live.

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  4. What an impressive edifice. Looks like it can withstand the cold of a northern winter quite well.

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  5. wow, that's gorgeous! truly impressive!

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  6. Isn't that a lovely building... as are all the homes on Summit Avenue.

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  7. Love everything about it, the grand entrance, the wrought iron decorative fencing, the Tudor architecture. What a wonderful gift to the people of Minnesota. There probably aren't too many governor's residences that are this stately.

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  8. The gate and fence to this mansion are truly beautiful!

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  9. A place that grand needs a nice fence.

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  10. A very impressive building and entrane gates

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  11. Well, I must say you have a great governor who deserves a place like this in which to reside! What a difference between Minnesota and Wisconsin, most of which is due to the governors or the states.

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  12. Super fancy mansion and a wonderful entryway gate.

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  13. Lovely place and fence!

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  14. There's something that really interests me in the English Tudor design. Large or small; it's a good look.

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  15. This is quite a fine place, most suitable for the Governor's mansion.

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  16. This is one of my favorite house on Summit, Kate. By the way, have you read THROUGH NO FAULT OF MY OWN by Coco Irvine and Peg Meiers? I think you'd enjoy it.

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