Twin Cities Architecture

Governor's Mansion of Minnesota

Official name: Minnesota State Ceremonial Building
1006 Summit Avenue
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105
Basic Information
Designed by William Channing Whitney
Type Government Building
Neighborhood: Summit-University
More Information
  • Even though this is the official residence of the governor of Minnesota, Jesse Ventura declined to live there during his term. Instead, he stayed at his farm in a Minneapolis suburb.
  • The governor's mansion has eight bathrooms.
  • The governor's mansion has nine fireplaces.
  • 1974: The mansion is placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • 30 April, 2002: Governor Jesse Ventura shuts down the mansion. It comes in retaliation for the legislature slashing his budget for security. The staff who once worked at the mansion become the real victims.