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Old Governor's Mansion - early 1930's
Built in 1930 at a cost of $150,000, for Governor Huey P. Long. The Georgian style building was designed to look like the White House in Washington D.C. so he would feel at home when he was elected president. Many of the details of the four-story structure do resemble the White House, including an East room or Ballroom and a West wing for offices. The mansion served as the official residence for the following nine governors: Huey Long, Alvin O. King, O. K. Allen, James A. Noe, Richrad W. Leche, Earl K. Long, Sam H. Jones, Robert F. Kennon and Jimmy Davis. In 1962 the present "new Governor's mansion" was built near the state capital. Today, after a multi-million dollar restoration, the old Governor's mansion is operated by the Foundation for Historical Louisiana.