The Kid Zone
Images of the
A postcard featuring the Governor's
Reception Room, circa 1911, looking west. This area is shown as it looks today in the
lower three rows of images on the right.
Views of the fireplace in
the Governor's private office on the northeast side of the 2nd floor and the
ceiling above it.
The left photo is of
the State Library, viewed from the Governor's office. Center: A
view of the 2nd floor balcony, facing north. Next is a photo of
the fireplace in the office directly west of the one pictured above.
It is visible through the door in the center photo at the bottom of
The image on the left
is of one of the doors leading to the offices on the south side of
the Governor's suite. This area is now used by the Governor's
Chief of Staff, but when the Statehouse first opened, these offices
were occupied by the Secretary of State. Pictured are the
ceiling and fireplace in the old Secretary of State's office.
The above photos are of
both sides of the doors leading into the Governor's public office, which,
when open, allow a partial view of these grand
These pictures show the
ceiling and the Governor's desk. Note the Robert Root painting of
Lincoln-Douglas debate at Charleston, Illinois hanging behind the desk.
The photo on the left is of
the mural in the center of the ceiling. The last two are of the door
leading to the Governor's private offices, pictured above.
Photos: Copyright 2006 D&D
Thank you to those on the staff of Governor Blagojevich and the Illinois
Senate who assisted us.