Terry Branstad evicted from Iowa governor's mansion — by black mold
Photo: Terrace Hill Foundation
Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and his wife have fled their third-floor residence in Iowa's governor's mansion, Terrace Hill, for the relative safety of their Boone County acreage after Mrs. Branstad became ill and air tests revealed a severe black mold problem.
The lower floors remain open for tours.
In 2007, dozens of visitors to Terrace Hill contracted histoplasmosis after attending an American Lung Association event. The malady is caused by airborne fungi from bat or bird droppings.