Gov. Phil Bryant and his wife, Deborah, have started living in the renovated Governor's Mansion, months after he took office.
The house in downtown Jackson underwent $465,000 worth of work, mostly in the residential wing. The heating and air conditioning system was repaired, duct work was cleaned, sewer vent pipes were replaced and damaged plaster was repaired.
Two gazebos outside also were rebuilt.
The state Department of Archives and History says Mississippi has the second-oldest continuously occupied governor's residence in the nation. The Greek Revival-style home was designated a National
Historic Landmark in 1975.
The state spent about $50,000 to build the mansion starting in 1839, and Gov. Tilghman Tucker and his family started living there in 1842.
The residential wing, at the back, was added in 1908 and 1909.
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