Memories of the Mansion: The Story of Georgia's Governor's Mansion
Designed by Atlanta architect A. Thomas Bradbury and opened in 1968, the mansion has been home to eight first families and houses a distinguished collection of American art and antiques. Often called “the people’s house,” the mansion is always on display, always serving the public. Memories of the Mansion tells the story of the Georgia Governor’s Mansion—what preceded it and how it came to be as well as the stories of the people who have lived and worked here since its opening in 1968.
The authors worked closely with the former first families (Maddox, Carter, Busbee, Harris, Miller, Barnes, Perdue, and Deal) to capture behind-the-scenes anecdotes of what life was like in the state’s most public house. This richly illustrated book not only documents this extraordinary place and the people who have lived and worked here, but it will also help ensure the preservation of this historic resource so that it may continue to serve the state and its people.
Published in cooperation with the University of Georgia Libraries and Kennesaw State University
University of Georgia Press
Other American Studies | United States History
Deal, Sandra D.; Dickey, Jennifer W.; Lewis, Catherine M.; and Sanders, Betty Foy, "Memories of the Mansion: The Story of Georgia's Governor's Mansion" (2015). 2015 Faculty Bookshelf. 4.