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First Families of Florida

A Family Album

Photo 001

The first governor to live in the Governor's Mansion was Napoleon B. Broward. He and his wife, Annie Douglass Broward, sit on the mansion's front porch with their children, circa 1907-09.


In an age before air conditioning, shady porches were a welcome relief from the Florida sun. Governor Park Trammell and his grandmother, Mrs. E. M. Park, sit outside the front entrance to the Governor's Mansion in 1914.

Photo 002

Photo 003

Governor Doyle Carlton used this image on his family Christmas card, circa 1929-33. The location is probably the front parlor of the Governor's Mansion.


The family of Governor Spessard L. Holland on the steps of the Governor's Mansion on morning of his inauguration, January 7, 1941.

Photo 004

Photo 005

Mary Groover Holland and her youngest child, Ivanhoe, sit in the downstairs parlor of the mansion in January 1941.


The Lawton Chiles family in front of the Governor's Mansion, circa 1992.

Photo 006