If Walls Could Talk 

Through fire, a mob attack, years of remodeling and 58 governors, Virginia's Executive Mansion endures after 200 years.

Its brick walls have withstood pummeling by a rock-throwing mob. Bottles were smashed against it by a governor's daughter practicing swings for a battleship's christening. Another first child set the place afire while playing with sparklers, threatening a house that had…

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