I read this in the Sacramento Bee newspaper this morning:
“Sacramento’s lavish Victorian-style Governor’s Mansion will remain open as a state park…”
The mansion had been scheduled to close on July 1, 2012 due to state budget cuts. It was saved as a state park by donations, totaling $100,000, from Raley’s grocery and the Church of Scientology.
The California Governor’s mansion is located at 1526 H Street in downtown Sacramento. It was used as the home for 13 California governors during a period of 64 years. The last governor to live there was Ronald Reagan, who stayed there for 3 months, before Nancy Reagan insisted on moving to the Fabulous Forties, which is Sacramento’s most beautiful downtown subdivision.
The donations will allow the mansion to remain open to visitors Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for at least one more year.
The large tree with the pink flowers is a magnolia tree; the large bush on the right side of the photo is a camellia bush. The photo below shows a close-up of the pink flowers on the magnolia tree.