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Table of Contents

Section 1

Introduction
1
3D Tour
2
Preface
3
History
4
Allen Era
5
Construction
6
Hubbell Era
7
Iowa Governor's Residence
8
Iowa's Historical Timeline
9
Governors
10
Checkpoint: Interactive
11
Exterior
12
North
13
East
14
South
15
West
16
Interior
17
Drawing Room
18
Reception Room
19
Music Room
20
Dining Room
21
Main Hall
22
East Hall
23
Sitting Room
24
Library
25
Grand Staircase
26
NW Bedroom
27
NE Bedroom
28
SW Bedroom
29
SE Bedroom
30
Third Floor Residence
31
Grounds
32
Pool
33
Carriage House
34
Gardens
35
Checkpoint: Interactive
36
Future
37
Historical Context
38
3D Virtual Tour
39
Schedule a Visit
40
Summary: Interactive
41

Section 2

Conclusion
43
History: Terrace Hill - preview

Section 1: Iowa Governor's Residence Page 8

The Iowa Governor's Residence and National Historic Landmark 

1971-present day
▲North Lawn, 2019

1971

After 15 years of the Hubbell Trust caring for the property, Terrace Hill was donated to the State of Iowa to help meet the need for a more spacious governor's residence.

1976

After many use considerations and improvements, the third floor of Terrace Hill became the official first family residence. 

1978

The first and second floors are open for tours and used for official functions. Two of the second ­floor bedrooms were converted into offices for the first spouse and the governor. The remaining two bedrooms are used, as needed, for overnight visits by dignitaries and other guests of the first family.

1984

The former stables of the carriage house were renovated to become the Terrace Hill Visitor's Center.

2003

Due to the prominence of its first two owners, and its architect and architecture, Terrace Hill was designated as a National Historic Landmark.
Present Day

 

 

Terrace Hill is governed by the Terrace Hill Commission and supported by fundraising from the Terrace Hill Partnership. It hosts ~30,000 visitors/year. Terrace Hill has held official receptions for honored delegations from China, Japan, the Soviet Union, and Germany, as well as many distinguished political figures from throughout the United States.

The total renovation cost of Terrace Hill was ~$3.5 million. Half of this was covered by the fundraising efforts of the Terrace Hill Partnership, while the other half was state-funded.

The legislature appropriates its annual operating budget.

 
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