Executive Mansion, Burke Square

Located on one of the five public squares provided in Raleigh's initial city plan of 1792, the governor's home is an unusually symmetrical Queen Anne dwelling designed by architect Samuel Sloan of Philadelphia and his assistant Gustavus Adolphus Bauer. The mansion, home of North Carolina governors since 1891, features extensive Eastlake verandahs. Prisoners hand-made the bricks for the house and the sidewalk that surrounds the block; some bricks bear the signature of their makers. Tours available.

Date: 1883-1891

Images

Executive Mansion, 2009.

Executive Mansion, 2009.

Image courtesy of D. Strevel, Capital City Camera Club. View File Details Page

Executive Mansion, 2009

Executive Mansion, 2009

Image courtesy of D. Strevel, Capital City Camera Club. View File Details Page

Executive Mansion, 1917

Executive Mansion, 1917

Group in Front of Mansion. Image courtesy of Arch. and Hist. View File Details Page

Executive Mansion, 1980

Executive Mansion, 1980

Image by Michael Zirkle Photography, copyright Raleigh Historic Development Commission. View File Details Page

Executive Mansion, 1883-1891

Executive Mansion, 1883-1891

Image courtesy of Preservation North Carolina Historic Architecture Slide Collection. Front view, Executive Mansion, Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina. Preservation North Carolina Historic Architecture Slide Collection, 1965-2005 (PNC slides). Preservation North Carolina. July 29, 2014. http://d.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/catalog/bh2070pnc002. NCSU Libraries’ Digital Collections: Rare and Unique Materials. View File Details Page

Executive Mansion, 1883-1891

Executive Mansion, 1883-1891

Image courtesy of Preservation North Carolina Historic Architecture Slide Collection. View, Executive Mansion, Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina. Preservation North Carolina Historic Architecture Slide Collection, 1965-2005 (PNC slides). Preservation North Carolina. July 29, 2014. http://d.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/catalog/bh2070pnc001. NCSU Libraries’ Digital Collections: Rare and Unique Materials. View File Details Page

Executive Mansion, 1960-1969

Executive Mansion, 1960-1969

Image courtesy of Raleigh (N.C.) and the Triangle area. North Carolina Governor's mansion. Raleigh (N.C.) and the Triangle area. Raleigh (UA023.026.020). Special Collections Research Center at NCSU Libraries. July 31, 2014. http://d.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/catalog/0012801. NCSU Libraries’ Digital Collections: Rare and Unique Materials. View File Details Page

Street Address:

200 North Blount Street [map]

Cite this Page:

RHDC, “Executive Mansion, Burke Square,” Raleigh Historic, accessed June 23, 2017, http://raleighhistoric.org/items/show/58.
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