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. Image courtesy of D. Strevel, Capital City Camera Club.
Executive Mansion, 2009 Image courtesy of D. Strevel, Capital City Camera Club.
Executive Mansion, 1917 Group in Front of Mansion. Image courtesy of Arch. and Hist.
Executive Mansion, 1980 Image by Michael Zirkle Photography, copyright Raleigh Historic Development Commission.
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.
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.
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.

Location

200 North Blount Street

Metadata

RHDC, “Executive Mansion, Burke Square,” Raleigh Historic, accessed February 5, 2023, https://raleighhistoric.org/items/show/58.