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The Nevada Governor's Mansion is the official residence of the Governor of Nevada and his family. Reno architect George A. Ferris designed this neo-classical mansion.
The Governor's Mansion of the State of Nevada was built between 1908 and 1909. Until that time, Nevada's governors and their families found lodging where they could in or near the Carson City, the Capital. State Assembly Bill 10, the "Mansion Bill," was passed in 1907 to secure a permanent site and residence for a Governor's Mansion. Mrs. T.B. Rickey sold the land where the mansion now stands to the State of Nevada for the princely sum of $10 and George A. Ferris, a Reno architect, designed the mansion with Classical Revival features and Georgian and Jeffersonian motifs and a construction bid was awarded for $22,700. Acting Governor Denver Dickerson and his family were the first residents when they occupied the mansion in July 1909 which was first opened to the public during an open house New Years' Day, 1910. The governor's daughter, June Dickerson, was born in the mansion in September 1909, and was the only child ever born in the home.
The mansion is at the center of a legal dispute stemming from the pending divorce case of Governor Jim Gibbons and his estranged wife, Dawn. Several months before filing a divorce petition in May, 2008, the Governor moved out of the mansion returning to the couple's private residence in Reno. Upon filing for divorce, he filed a petition seeking his wife's eviction from the mansion, citing state law which requires that Governor maintain his home and office in the state capital. Mrs. Gibbons has challenged that petition citing a desire to continue fulfilling her duties as First Lady instead offering to live in the mansion's guest house, which would allow her husband to live separately in the main house. Furthermore, her attorney has also cited state law which allows divorcing couples to equally divide anything of value enjoyed by both parties until the divorce is finalized.
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