On the evening of April 6, twenty-five members of the Bismarck-Mandan Young Professionals Network toured the Former North Dakota Governor’s Mansion.
This historic site was built in 1884 by Asa Fisher, a wealthy liquor distributor and bank president. Once considered one of the most elegant houses between Seattle and Minneapolis, the mansion was purchased by the State of North Dakota in 1893. It served as the Governor’s residence from then until 1960, with twenty Governors having lived in the famous residence.
The building served as a mental health clinic from 1960-1972 and was later transferred to the ND Historical Society. Surprisingly, several original items from the 1890’s are still in the house today. A remarkable 6500 people toured the mansion in 2016 and several events are hosted at the famous mansion throughout each year.
The YP Network would like to thank tour guide, Johnathan Campbell for the very fascinating tour of one of Bismarck’s most historic residences.