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North Carolina's governor's mansion in Raleigh was completed in 1891, but little money was given to creating a landscape. When Daniel G. Fowle, the first governor to occupy the mansion, visited the Biltmore Estate, George Vanderbilt asked him how the house was coming. Fowle replied that the grounds were hopeless. Vanderbilt then dispatched Gifford Pinchot to Raleigh to work on the gardens. Silcox-Jarrett traces the development of the mansion's landscaping from Pinchot's early work to the present.
The government of North Carolina conducts business throughout 13 buildings constructed around Capitol Square, Raleigh. The government buildings have rich histories and exhibit designs from early 19th century through the present.
The Governor's Mansion on North Blount Street in Raleigh underwent some timely and very necessary renovations in 1975. Occupied since 1891, the home required improvements far beyond commonplace maintenance, most critical updating the electric. Work was supervised by members from the Mansion Fine Arts Committee, Department of Cultural Resources, and the governor's wife.