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Illinois Executive Mansion 

410 E. Jackson, Springfield

Home to every Illinois Governor since 1855, the Illinois Executive Mansion was designed by famed architect John M. Van Osdel at a cost of $50,000. Built in the Georgian style with a Greek interior, it is designed in the shape of an H and houses 16 rooms, including a ballroom, library, state dining room and several parlors. There are four bedrooms including what is called the Lincoln Bedroom after Illinois’ favorite son Abraham Lincoln. It is believed that seven U.S. Presidents including Lincoln visited the Executive Mansion and some slept in the Lincoln Bedroom.

Mansión Ejecutiva de Illinois (PDF)

In 1971, the Executive Mansion was painstakingly preserved to how it looked in the 19th Century. The Mansion was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976 and is one of the oldest historic residences in Illinois.

Upon moving in to the Executive Mansion, Governor Quinn installed solar panels, rain barrels, LED lighting and a sustainable vegetable garden as part of his commitment to green solutions. The Illinois Executive Mansion is the first in the nation with an electric vehicle charging station.