Designed by Virginia Capitol architect Henry Cary, the Governor's Mansion was originally built in c. 1706-1710 and completed in 1722, in Williamsburg, Virginia. Edmund Jenings oversaw construction of what was at the time one of the grandest houses in America. It burned in 1781 and was reconstructed in 1934.
Alexander Spotswood (c. 1676-1740), was Lieutenant Governor of Virginia from 1710 to 1722. He was the first official resident of the Governor's Palace and is known for exploring the Rappahannock and Shenandoah Valleys, developing Virginia's ironworks industry in Germanna (later Spotsylvania County), and reducing Indian raids on the Shenandoah Valley.
The front room served as an entrance hall. Its walls are lined with muskets and swords meant to symbolize the power of the crown in Virginia.
Colonial Williamsburg Website for Governor's Palace: https://www.history.org/almanack/places/hb/hbpal.cfm
Virtual Tour: https://www.google.com/maps/uv?hl=en&pb=!1s0x89b0890ede476d21:0x20f58a903c314b9c!2m19!2m2!1i80!2i80!3m1!2i20!16m13!1b1!2m2!1m1!1e1!2m2!1m1!1e3!2m2!1m1!1e5!2m2!1m1!1e4!3m1!7e115!4s/maps/place/governor%27s%2Bpalace%2Bwilliamsburg%2Bvaemail@example.com,-76.7020909,3a,75y,3.45h,90t/data%3D*213m4*211e1*213m2*211sCQOkkcoWbPaGE1TnF1A5xQ*212e0*214m2*213m1*211s0x0:0x20f58a903c314b9c!5sgovernor%27s+palace+williamsburg+va+-+Google+Search&imagekey=!1e2!2sCQOkkcoWbPaGE1TnF1A5xQ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj0jtOMg7PTAhUILSYKHeICCaMQpx8IyAEwDg
Colonial Williamsburg Architectural Report: http://research.history.org/DigitalLibrary/View/index.cfm?doc=ResearchReports%5CRR0133.xml
Popular Archeology Article: http://popular-archaeology.com/issue/03012014/article/unearthing-the-opulence
Bio of Alexander Spotswood: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Spotswood