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Governors Mansion

Tennessee Governors Mansion

Wold | HFR worked with the State Of Tennessee to preserve and restore the historic Governor’s Mansion located in Nashville, Tennessee. In 2008, this project encompassed 17,444 sf and included architectural, structural, mechanical, and electrical design services for both the interior and exterior. At the time, the First Lady enlisted charitable donations to fund this project, allowing the first renovation in the 70-year life of the building. The First Lady also played a key role in determining what the state wanted to do with the structure.


The exterior renovations included masonry cleaning and tuckpointing, stone repair, roof replacement, shutter replacement, window restoration and re-glazing, installation of interior storm windows, lead paint abated, and the installation of a ramp on the entry porch for better accessibility. The interior renovations included the addition of accessible restrooms, elevator access, lead paint and radon abated, HVAC replacement, installation of geothermal system, electrical power and lighting replacement, and communications and data systems installed.

The sense of history was palpable at the Governor’s Residence. One could almost feel the presence of a host of historical figures who lived and visited there long before. Along with all of Tennessee’s governors who lived there since 1949, the residence’s visitors included Presidents Kennedy, Johnson, Reagan, and Clinton. Other Distinguished guests included Elvis Presley, Billy Graham, and Minnie Pearl. Wold | HFR is honored knowing we helped restore a landmark so important in Tennessee’s history and provided renovations that will assure its strength for years to come.
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