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Renovation Work Closes Historic Governor's Mansion

  

The historic California Governor's Mansion in Sacramento is closed for repairs.

The mansion was built in 1877 and turned into a museum by Governor Ronald Reagan in the late 1960's.

Vicky Waters with the Department of Parks and Recreation says $2.5 million was set aside in this year's state budget for repairs.

"We're doing some upgrades to the electrical, the plumbing, the air conditioning and heating systems and also doing some level of fire-suppression. This is being done in conjunction with other preservation work that has already been done to the mansion in order to extend the life of it."

Most of the pictures and artifacts in the mansion have been moved to another state parks facility during renovation.

Last year, the state renovated the third floor of the mansion, which had been closed to the public.

The Parks and General Services departments say this  renovation might be completed by the end of the year.