Historic Governor's Mansion undergoes third floor restorationLoading
  • One of a pair of gas lanterns that is being refurbished with LCD lighting is placed on top of a pole outside the Historic Governor's Mansion Wednesday October 30, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif. The mansion will reopen on Monday with restoration of the third floor to its original 1877 glory, outdoor lighting and an irrigation system.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • One of a pair of gas lanterns that is being refurbished with LCD lighting frames Michael Sestak as he prepares the electric line and pole it will sit on top of in front of the Historic Governor's Mansion on Wednesday October 30, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif. The mansion will reopen on Monday with restoration of the third floor to its original 1877 glory, outdoor lighting and an irrigation system.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • Tim Gellinck, left, a restoration specialist with California State Parks and G. Albert Howenstein, Jr. , right, Chairman of the board of directors of the Historic Governor's Mansion discuss the newly refurbished 1877 ballroom on the third floor on Wednesday October 30, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • This original painting of billiard cues from the 1870's can be viewed on the ceiling of the billiards room of the Historic Governor's Mansion that has been restored to it's original 1877 glory on Monday. Photo was taken on Wednesday October 30, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • Clay Vryens of California State Parks works on sweeping debris in the newly refurbished Billiards room on the third floor of the Historic Governor's Mansion on Wednesday October 30, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif. The third floor will open to the public on Monday with a newly refurbished 1877 restoration.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • A piece of ceiling dating back to the 1870's original glory can be viewed in the ballroom on the third floor of the refurbished Historic Governor's Mansion. Photo taken on Wednesday October 30, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • Robert Esparza of the California State Parks works on a refurbished door on the third floor of the Historic Governor's Mansion on Wednesday October 30, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif. The Mansion will open to the public on Monday with it's refurbished 1877 glory on the third floor, outdoor lighting and a irrigation system.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • Robert Esparza of the California State Parks takes a picture of a 1879 painted crown top gas shade on loan from Quality Lighting in Grass Valley for the opening of the Historic Governor's Mansion on Thursday October 31, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif. The refurbished third floor will be open to the public on Monday.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • An 1881 chandelier lent by Quality Lighting in Grass Valley is installed by owner Paul Ivazes, left, and Daniel Alger, right, in the refurbished ballroom of the Historic Governor's Mansion on Thursday October 31, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif. The newly refurbished third floor will open to the public Monday.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • The detail of one of the 1879 crown top gas shades that was loaned from Quality Lighting in Grass Valley to the Historic Governor's Mansion glows on Thursday October 31, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif. The mansion opens on Monday.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • Paul Ivazes, owner of Quality Lighting in Grass Valley adjusts an 1879 four light aesthetic gas fixture made by Mitchell Vance in NYC that he loaned for the opening of the refurbished third floor of the Historic Governor's mansion on Thursday October 31, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif. The mansion will open on Monday.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • Paul Ivazes, owner of Quality Lighting in Grass Valley, adjusts an 1879 painted crown top gas shade on Thursday October 31, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif. , in the refurbished ladies card room of the Historic Governor's Mansion. The official opening of the third floor will be on Monday.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • An 1881 chandelier lent from Quality Lighting in Grass Valley for the opening of the third floor of the Historic Governor's mansion was installed on Thursday, October 31, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif. The refurbished third floor will open to the public on Monday.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • G. Albert Howernstein, Jr. pointed out all the entrances to the ballroom have a sculpted gold leaf devil. "To invite the devil to the party, that way people would not be in trouble for not inviting him," said Howenstein the Chairman of the board of directors to the Historic Governor's Mansion on Wednesday October 30, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • This original paint on the ceiling of the third floor ballroom was used as a guide for the1877 restoration of the Historic Governor's Mansion on Wednesday October 30, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif. It will remain on view for the public on Monday.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • Daniel Alger of Quality Lighting in Grass Valley adjusts a pendent lamp in the third floor stairway of the Historic Governor's Mansion on Thursday October 31, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif. The refurbished third floor will open on Monday.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • California State workers walk the stairway to the refurbished third floor of the Historic Governor's Mansion that has new carpet with an 1870s pattern on Thursday October 31, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
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