The Illinois Executive Mansion is the official residence of the Governor of Illinois since 1855. The Georgian style Mansion recently underwent a three million dollar renovation. The Mansion was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. The third oldest continuously occupied Governor's Mansion in the nation, it is a museum, a home, and a treasure.Our friends, George and Suzanne Foster live in Macomb, Illinois and spend a few months in Mexico during the winter. When we mentioned our trip to Harrisburg for Phil's high school reunion, they invited us to visit. George arranged for us to stay in the Governor's Mansion in Springfield for two nights.
This is a reading corner of the Lincoln Bedroom. I kept thinking about all the people who have spent the night here.
Our stay in the Illinois Governor's Mansion with Suzanne and George Foster will always be a "treasured memory".