Governor’s mansion gets added security following Pence’s V. P. nomination

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INDIANAPOLIS – It’s been one week since Indiana Governor Mike Pence was tapped by Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump to be his running mate.

People walking and driving past the north side governor’s mansion in the 4700 block of North Meridian Street, will notice a few changes in security.

Most notably are the nearly one dozen large concrete barriers that have been placed along the Meridian street side of the residence at the edge of the lawn near the sidewalk.

A number of security guards are also visible on the lawn surrounding the residence.  The changes came almost immediately after Governor Pence’s vice presidential nomination became official at the Republican National Convention.

The last security upgrade made at the governor’s mansion came nearly two years ago when security gates were added to the 86-year-old home.

The 6-foot tall, 24-foot wide wrought –iron gates were added to prevent unwanted vehicles entering the residence grounds from either Meridian Street or 46th Street.

The governor’s mansion, built in 1928, is situated on 6.5 acres.

It is the sixth official governor’s residence.

The Pence’s have lived there nearly four years.  The home was unoccupied eight years prior to that.

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