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Governor's Mansion

Creator: WTTW (Television station : Chicago, Ill.)

Date: December 3, 1964

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Motion Picture Film

Call Number: Unavailable

Unit ID: 303015

Summary: This is a motion picture film titled Governor's Mansion, and it is a visual history of the governor's mansions in Topeka, Kansas. The film shows Governor Anderson and family riding horses at Cedar Crest located at One SW Cedar Crest Road in Topeka, Kansas, and Mrs. John Anderson giving a guided tour of the mansion. Also, the film contains footage of the Bennett house, the former governor's mansion located at 801 Buchanan Street.

Cedar Crest was built in 1928 and bequeathed to the state in 1955, it became the governor's residence in 1962. The house sits on a hilltop west of Topeka overlooking the Kansas River, and was designed by the architectural firm of Wight and Wight in 1928 for Topeka State Journal and Emporia News newspaper publisher Frank P. MacLennan. MacLennan died in 1933. When his widow died in 1955, she bequeathed Cedar Crest to the state of Kansas with the condition it be utilized as a home for the governor of Kansas. The gift included 244 acres of surrounding land to be used as a park. Since 1962 it has been used as the governor's residence.

Space Required/Quantity: 1 motion picture film, 28:03, black & white, sound 2 DVDs (transferred by KTWU)

Title (Main title): Governor's Mansion

Part of: John Anderson, Jr. Collection.

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Locator Contents
000-00-00-00  digital file transferred to SAD nas07. 
084-02-02-00  Film 

Index Terms


    Cedar Crest (Topeka, Kan.)
    WTTW (Television station : Chicago, Ill.)
    Topeka (Kan.)
    Mansions -- Kansas -- Topeka
    Motion picture film

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