The Old Governor's Mansion: Georgia's First Executive Residence

The Old Governor's Mansion: Georgia's First Executive Residence

by James C. Turner
     
 

The Old Governor's Mansion served as the home of Georgia's governors from 1839-1868. Considered to be one of the finest examples of High Greek Revival architecture in the United States, the mansion was the stage on which the myriad complexities of politics and culture played out within the Empire State of the South. This book focuses on this history of the mansion,

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Overview

The Old Governor's Mansion served as the home of Georgia's governors from 1839-1868. Considered to be one of the finest examples of High Greek Revival architecture in the United States, the mansion was the stage on which the myriad complexities of politics and culture played out within the Empire State of the South. This book focuses on this history of the mansion, its occupants both freed and enslaved, and the recent preservation work that has fully restored this National Historic Landmark Building. Lovers of history and historic preservation will enjoy this look at one of the nation's truly important sites.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780881464443
Publisher:
Mercer University Press
Publication date:
04/30/2013
Pages:
100
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.20(d)

Meet the Author

James C. Turner is the director of the Old Governor's Mansion and has served as an instructor of History at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, Georgia. He holds an MA in History from Georgia College.

Matthew S. Davis is the curator of the Old Governor's Mansion and has served as an adjunct professor at Georgia College and State University, Georgia Military College, and Macon State College. He holds an MA in Public History from Georgia College.

Travis Byrd served as the graduate assistant of the Old Governor's Mansion and completed work on his MA degree in 2012.

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