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Renovations in store for historic Utah Governor's Mansion

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The historic Utah Governor's Mansion will undergo $1.7 million in renovations to repair windows and replace the roof. (KUTV)

When you next walk by the historic Governor's Mansion in downtown Salt Lake City, expect to see some scaffolding.

It's going up on Monday in order for the mansion to undergo some "much needed repairs," the governor's office announced.

Windows throughout the 17,000-square-foot home will be repaired and the roof will be replaced. The copper roof was last repaired after a fire in 1993, according to mansion manager Lynda Horne.

On the first, second, and third floors, 105 windows are part of the original building. Those will be restored, Horne said.

The governor's mansion was donated to the state in 1937 by U.S. Sen. Thomas Kearns, who built it with his wife Jennie in 1902.

It's estimated the renovations, done by Entelen Design Build, LLC, will cost $1.7 million and should be completed by fall of 2021, the governor's office stated.

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