Frances Strickland

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Our First Family’s Home · The Ohio Governor's Residence and Heritage Garden
Edited by Mary Alice Mairose · Foreword by Ted Strickland and Frances Strickland · Afterword by Hope Taft · Photography by Ian Adams

This richly illustrated volume tells the story of the home that has served as Ohio’s executive residence since 1957, and of the nine governors and their families who have lived in the house. Our First Family’s Home offers the first complete history of the residence and garden that represent Ohio to visiting dignitaries and the citizens of the state alike. Once in a state of decline, the house has been lovingly restored and improved by its residents.

“The book is filled with gorgeous photographs, mostly in color, of the Residence and grounds.... This is a book you may pick up to view the pretty pictures, but don't ignore the text.”

Mansfield News Journal