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Governor's House (Togus VA Medical Centra and National Cemetery)


The Governor’s House, currently known as the Director's Quarters, Togus Veterans' Administration Center, belongs to the Togus VA Medical Center in Augusta, Maine. The structure was initially built by the National Home for Disabled Volunteers established in 1866, and it is the only surviving building of the organisation as well as the oldest facility for veterans in the United States. Initially built to provide a space for any veteran of the Civil War who suffered any degree of disability, the Governor’s House was opened in 1869 and served disabled veterans for over a century. The house is a 2.5 story building with 22 rooms and is currently part of a Veteran Affairs site of approximately 506 acres comprising of heavily wooded areas, a medical complex with historic residential, hospital, and supportive buildings, along with two historic national cemeteries. The Governor’s House entered the National Historic Landmark Program in May 1974.

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