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2008 Public Tours of Doheny Mansion Announced

Dec. 21, 2007 -- Public tours of the historic Doheny Mansion at Mount Saint Mary’s University near downtown Los Angeles will be given at 9:45, 10:30, and 11:15 a.m. on Jan. 12, March 1, and Sept. 13, 2008.

The Gothic Renaissance-style Victorian mansion was designed by Theodore Augustus Eisen and Sumner P. Hunt in 1898 and was home to the Doheny family for almost 60 years. Frequently remodeled by oil baron Edward L. and Carrie Estelle Doheny, the mansion boasts the famous Pompeian Room with iridescent Tiffany glass dome and imported Siena marble.

Public tours, which cost $25 a person, include the first floor of the mansion and surrounding grounds. Seniors are $15, and other discounts apply. Call 213.477.2962 for tour information or visit the newly-created web pages for information on tours and other mansion news at Reporters and editors interested in touring the mansion should contact Marie Blakey in the Public Relations Department at 213.477.2505, or by email at The mansion is located at 10 Chester Place, Los Angeles, Calif. 90007.

Note: The Doheny Mansion is not to be confused with Greystone Mansion, which was built in Beverly Hills for Doheny's son, Edward L. Doheny Jr. (known as "Ned"), and where the 2007 film "There Will Be Blood" starring Daniel Day Lewis was recently filmed.

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