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History & Preservation

Over the last 100 years, the Minnesota Governor's Residence has played an important role in Minnesota history. Today, preservation efforts ensure it remains a historic and iconic property for years to come.


Original construction of the Minnesota Governor's Residence was completed in 1912, with the building first serving as the family home for Horace Hills Irvine. Learn all about the building's history here.


As a historic property that was first built over 100 years ago, the Residence requires a commitment to preservation. More information about what's been done to preserve the Residence can be found here.

2013 Restoration

The Minnesota Department of Administration is currently leading efforts to repair, restore and preserve the Minnesota Governor's Residence. Keep up to date with current restoration activity here. 

Support the Residence

The Minnesota Governor's Residence counts upon support from many organizations and individuals. Are you interested in supporting the Residence? Find out how you can get involved here.