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Allen House (Terrace Hill; now the Governor's Mansion)
Terrace Hill perfectly fits everyone's idea of a Victorian mansion such as one might
The entrance to the dwelling is at the base of its principal 90-foot-high tower. This leads into a vestibule, and then into a large reception hall. At the far end of the hall is a freestanding staircase that ascends to a landing from which a pair of returning stairways brings one to the second floor. Marble fireplaces, wood overmantels, paneled walls, round arches, and stenciled ceilings and walls are found throughout the first floor. During the years 1972 through 1983 the house was extensively restored under the direction of the architect William Wagner (Wagner, Marquardt, Wetherell, Ericsson). The house now serves as the Governor's Mansion; tours of the house are available.
Scherrie Goettsch, Terrace Hill.
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