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Purchased by the state of New Jersey in 1966, Drumthwacket (Gaelic for "wooded hill") has served as the governor's mansion ever since. Strange coincidence, too, as the residence was built in 1835 by Charles Smith Olden, who would himself become the 19th governor of New Jersey. In between those years, the Greek Revival-style mansion had been reinvented several times, including as an impressive estate (complete with aviary, bowling green, and even a monkey house) and as an official residence for the engineering staff of the International Playtex Corporation, who developed several patents in the music room.
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