The Illinois Governor's mansion is an amazing building. However, years of disrepair began to show in 2015 - splintered wood, peeling paint, structural damage.
A $15 million construction project started in 2015 and is set to be completed very soon!
The grand mansion is scheduled to open to the public on July 14 and is scheduled to be open seven days a week for visitors.
ABC 7 reported on the mansion's disrepair a few years ago. Watch the video below:
Structural changes include a new facade and landscaping.
New features include the following, according to the association:
-Full ADA accessibility for the first time in history
-Professionally trained docents on-site for guided tours
-An all-new visitor center and short orientation video-Rooms dedicated specifically to historic events, including the Columbian Exposition and Past Illinois Governors and families