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

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200 North Blount Street