Governor’s Mansion makeover: Work to cost $425K

The Mississippi Governor’s Mansion is getting a $425,000 face-lift.

The mansion is expected to be closed through April 15, as the Department of Finance and Administration works to make significant repairs and upgrades to the 170-year-old building.

Gov. Phil Bryant, who was sworn in Jan. 10, had been preparing to move his Rankin County family into the mansion after taking office.

“The Bryants are certainly looking forward to moving into this historic landmark once these critical repairs are made,” Bryant’s spokesman, Mick Bullock, said.

Former Gov. Haley Barbour has occupied the mansion for the past eight years.

Clarion Ledger
1/29/12