Mansion on Capitol Grounds To Be Restored

The state is moving forward with a project to renovate a historic mansion on the West Virginia Capitol grounds. Holly Grove Mansion has been vacant since the Bureau of Senior Services moved its offices to the Charleston Town Center Mall in October 2004. This week the Capitol Building Commission approved an architectural firm's plans to renovate the 2,300-square-foot mansion, with plans including stabilizing the building, restoring the exterior and interior to their original appearance and making the first floor accessible. The mansion was built in 1815 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.