The Original Governor’s Mansion – Series Begun

I’m going to start a little mini-series on the Original Governor’s Mansion in Helena, Montana. Taken from visitmt.gov, “This stately Queen Anne style mansion has enjoyed both public and private roles in the history of Montana and its capital city. The history of the mansion is as much a history of the people who resided here as it is of a building. Montana’s Original Governor’s Mansion, built in 1888 by Helena entrepreneur William Chessman as a symbol of his wealth and influence throughout the Helena community. The next two owners, the Larsons and the Conrads, continued the pattern of affluent living. In 1913 the State of Montana acquired this handsome brick mansion as the first official governor’s residence for nearly half a century. Between 1913 and 1959, it was home to nine Montana governors and their families.”

This shot was taken in the dining room. This building has 13 fireplaces! (If memory serves me correctly). The woodwork is oak and the “Anglo-Persian” pattern fireplace tiles were manufactured by the Low Art Tile Co. What caught my eye was the green walls and ceiling. It really was a spectacular pattern.

Note: As is going to be the case in all future posts, I’ve included the before image as well. Please use the slider to change from before to after and let me know if you run into any problems.

Dining Room FireplaceDining Room Fireplace

Canon 50D, Canon 10-22mm, 10mm, ISO 100, HDR, 9 Exposures

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January 30, 2011 - 5:34 am

Jim Denham Awesome fireplace! 13! How could anyone keep up with that many! Nice work here Chris!
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January 30, 2011 - 9:21 pm

Chris @Jim Denham – Thanks, Jim! I know… I think there was a fireplace in every room except the bathroom!
@Chris DeAngelis – Thanks, Chris! Have a safe trip and see you when you get back!

January 30, 2011 - 8:48 am

Chris DeAngelis Great image. I’ll be away for awhile, but cant wait to see the rest of the series when I get back!

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