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Governor's Residence

  • Front St. (Riverfront Park) near Maclay St. Harrisburg, PA 17102

Located at 2035 North Front Street in Harrisburg, the Pennsylvania Governor’s Residence was designed by George Ewing of Philadelphia. Construction on the Georgian-style home began in 1966 and was completed in 1968. The residence replaces an earlier home located further south on Front Street known as Keystone Hall that served as the governor’s official residence from 1864 until the late 1940s. From the late 1940s until the completion of the current Residence, the governor’s official home was located at Fort Indiantown Gap. Owing to its proximity to the Susquehanna River, the Governor’s Residence has flooded several times including during Hurricane Agnes in 1972 when then-Governor Milton Shapp and his wife Muriel had to be rescued from the home by boat. Following Agnes, the residence underwent extensive repairs. It was flooded again in 2011 as a result of Tropical Storm Lee.