Alabama Governor's Mansion

Alabama Governor's Mansion (HMGVP)

Location: Montgomery, AL 36104 Montgomery County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 21.696', W 86° 18.42'

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Built 1907

For almost the first century of statehood, Alabama's governors lived in private homes or hotels while in office. In 1911 the state acquired the Moses Sable home on South Perry Street for the governor's residence. Lined with fine houses, Perry was regarded as "the Fifth Avenue" of the Capital City.

In 1950, Gov. Jim Folsom favored buying a Neo-Classical Revival mansion six blocks south. This residence, designed by architect Weatherly Carter in 1907 for Adjutant General Robert Fulwood Ligon, was regarded as "one of Montgomery's finest homes." A state commission purchased the 17-room residence from the Ligon heirs for $100,000.
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HM NumberHMGVP
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Placed ByAlabama Historical Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 10:35pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 565200 N 3580728
Decimal Degrees32.36160000, -86.30700000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 21.696', W 86° 18.42'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 21' 41.76" N, 86° 18' 25.20" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1166-1198 S Perry St, Montgomery AL 36104, US
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