Restoring the Virginia Governor's House Preserving a Historic Home for a New Century

Roxane Gatling Gilmore

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Synopsis: The restoration of a historical home is a difficult and costly undertaking. Everyone involved must strive to remain true to the original intent and design, while bringing the home into the 21st century. This account explains the use of countless experts, artisans and craftsmen to make the house, designed by Alexander Parris and extensively altered by Duncan Lee and many of the residents and their families, comfortable and functional for both the public and private needs of a Governor's residence. As is normally true of a project such as this one, it expanded well past its original plan to include the grounds and outbuildings of the entire compound. All of this is told to us with an insider's' knowledge of the behind the scenes problems and their solutions. Beautifully supported with illustrations from historical archives, as well as pictures detaining the actual restoration, we can see the before and after of the delicate transformation of the oldest, continuously used state residence.

About the Author: Roxane Gatling Gilmore was born in Suffolk, Virginia and is married to James S. "Jim" Gilmore, III, 68th Governor of Virginia. She earned a B.A. in 1976 and an M.A. in History in 1978 from the University of Virginia. She is the only First Lady of Virginia to maintain her career while serving as First Lady, maintaining her position as Assistant Professor of Classics at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia. Her love of history and learning grew from frequent trips to Williamsburg and Jamestown while growning up. As First Lady she worked to promore tourism and education in Virginia. She created a website where teachers could share ideas called "A Commonwealth of Learning" and she traveled around the country and the world encouraging people to visit Virginia historical sites. She was asked to chair the Committee for the Restoration of the Governor's House and she agreed to be a working committee member, actively participating in all aspects of the restoration project. She and Jim live in Henrico, Virginia.

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