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LucyParsons Donating Member (938 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-08-08 10:59 AM
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8. I think the Mansion was pretty much empty, due to the ongoing renovations
And the Governor doesn't really have an office in there, at all. He has two offices in the Capitol building, across the street, and a smaller area and security detail based out of the carraige house, out back.

I am worried about the staircase, though:

http://www.governor.state.tx.us/about/mansion/tour#entr...

"An important feature original to the house is the grand half-turn staircase. Governor James Hogg, the first native-born Texan to be governor, and his family occupied the house from 1891 to 1895. The Hogg children were very active and loved to slide down the banister. According to Miss Ima Hogg, after her brother Tom fell and was injured, Governor Hogg hammered tacks down the railing of the stairs to prevent any further mishaps. The filled nail holes are still visible."
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