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Arizona governors do not have a mansion for themselves

Georgia’s governor’s mansion is a 30-room, Greek Revival-style dwelling on practically 20 acres in Atlanta.

New York’s Executive Mansion is an imposing 1856-era brick dwelling in Albany. 

And California’s governor’s mansion is a white Victorian in downtown Sacramento. 

In all, 45 states present properties for their governors. Count Arizona within the minority, together with Idaho, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Vermont.

Arizona’s cause is seemingly fairly easy: Most governors already lived within the Phoenix space.

“One of the theories, though it’s really just a theory, is that almost every one of the governors was from Phoenix, so it wasn’t necessary,” Marshall Trimble, Arizona’s official state historian, mentioned.

In many states, the capital metropolis is not the biggest metropolis, or there are a number of massive metros throughout the state, so the necessity for a centralized dwelling for the governor is extra apparent.

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A governor from Tucson wanted a dwelling

The lack of a designated home for a governor did convey some awkward moments, and a short-term governor’s mansion, when Raul Castro, who was from Tucson, took office in 1975.

“When he took office, he was living in a motel complex, which wasn’t befitting for a governor who had to entertain,” Trimble mentioned. Castro hosted a global delegation out of his lodge quickly after taking office.

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