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    Default Texas Governor's Mansion on fire

    I was looking at the News and saw that the Texas Governor's Mansion
    was on fire. looks like a complete loss for this old building. news indicated work was underway with the old building. Sad to see a building like that on fire. I love to inspect old structure like that.

    Got this info off the texas weekly.web-site.
    Rick Perry is vacating the Governor's Mansion. But he'll return in about 18 months, after workers repair, re-plumb and repaint the 8,290-square-foot, 21-room Greek Revival home on 11th and Colorado Streets in downtown Austin.
    Spokesman Robert Black said the Perry family will probably reside in a private home during the $7 million-$10 million renovation, which includes ripping out and replacing calcified water and sewer lines (some of which date back to 1914), installing grease traps for the kitchen, expanding the basement, removing and restoring all the windows and shutters, improving electrical and lighting systems, installing smoke detectors and fire sprinklers, eliminating lead and asbestos, stripping peeling paint from the south wall of the Mansion, repainting the exterior and redoing the interior walls of the house.

    Looks like they should have installed the fire systems first.

    Rick if you get any local info in the fire or just what was going on with old building. please post.

    Best

    Ron

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    • June 8: The front porch of the historic Texas Governor's Mansion is shown in Austin, Texas, after a fire swept through it earlier in the morning. The fire left much of the 150-year-old home charred and inflicted damage that state officials described as 'bordering on catastrophic.'
    • June 8: The historic Texas Governor's Mansion is shown in Austin, Texas, after a fire swept through it earlier in the morning.
    • June 8: The historic Texas Governor's Mansion is shown after a fire swept through it earlier in the morning. No one was inside at the time and the cause of the blaze is unknown.
    • June 8: The front porch of the historic Texas Governor's Mansion is shown after a fire swept through it earlier in the morning. The mansion had been undergoing a $10 million renovation.
    • June 8: The historic Texas Governor's Mansion is shown after a fire swept through it earlier in the morning and severely damaged the roof.

    "Due to the older construction and size of the building, they'll be able to salvage some of this," she said.

    Jim Luttrall
    www.MrInspector.net
    Dallas, Texas

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    Default Re: Texas Governor's Mansion on fire

    Looks like a lot of damage hit the old place.

    Best

    Ron


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