Located on one of the five public squares provided in Raleigh's initial city plan of 1792, the governor's home is an unusually symmetrical Queen Anne dwelling designed by architect Samuel Sloan of Philadelphia and his assistant Gustavus Adolphus Bauer. The mansion, home of North Carolina governors since 1891, features extensive Eastlake verandahs. Prisoners hand-made the bricks for the house and the sidewalk that surrounds the block; some bricks bear the signature of their makers. Tours available.

Photo by David Strevel, Capital City Camera Club
courtesy of Preservation North Carolina

200 North Blount Street (Burke Square)
Queen Anne


Samuel Sloan
Gustavus Adolphus Bauer

Local/National Designations
Raleigh Historic Landmark
National Register of Historic Places


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