Governor's Residence

Horace H. Irvine house, 1006 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, c. 1912

The Minnesota Governor's Residence, also known as the Governor's Mansion or the Executive Mansion, is located at 1006 Summit Avenue in St. Paul, part of a long stretch of stately historic homes. The home was built in 1910-1912 for lumberman and lawyer Horace H. Irvine and his family at a cost of $50,000. It was designed by Minneapolis architect William Channing Whitney with 20 rooms and a total of 14,706 square feet and was later expanded to 16,000 square feet.

Irvine's daughters gave the home to the State of Minnesota in 1965; the legislature designated the building as a governor's residence and public ceremony site. Karl Rolvaag was the first governor to live there, from 1966-1967. The house and the 1.5 acre property, now on the National Register of Historic Places, are currently managed by the Minnesota Department of Administration.

Photographs of the Governor's Residence

The Minnesota Governor's Residence website

Governor's Residence Council records, 1874-1999 (bulk 1979-1989)

1006 Summit Avenue Society