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Governor’s Residence at Boettcher Mansion

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    After Claude and Edna Boettcher died in the late 1950s, their mansion was offered to the State of Colorado as a governor's residence. After some hesitation because of the high cost of maintenance, Governor Stephen McNichols accepted the house at the end of 1959 and moved into it in 1961. The mansion continues to serve as the state's official executive residence.
    Governor's Residence at the Boettcher Mansion
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References: 

“Boettcher Mansion Becomes New Executive Residence,” Colorado Magazine 37, no. 3 (1960).

“History,” Governor’s Residence at the Boettcher Mansion, Colorado Official State Web Portal.

Thomas J. Noel and Barbara S. Norgren, Denver: The City Beautiful and Its Architects, 1893–1941 (Denver: Historic Denver, 1987).

Jean Walton Smith and Elaine Colvin Walsh, Queen of the Hill: The Private Life of the Colorado Governor’s Mansion (Denver: Volunteers of the Colorado Historical Society, 1979).

Additional Information: 

Mrs. James W. Allen, “Boettcher Cheesman Mansion (Governor’s Mansion),” Historic American Buildings Survey Inventory (May 1967).

Robert Fink, “Governor’s (Executive) Mansion,” National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form (October 23, 1969).

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