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College Announces New Public Tours for Doheny Mansion

August 26, 2005 -- After two years of sold-out tours of the Doheny Mansion, a new season has been announced for tours during 2005 and 2006 of the legendary residence at the Mount's Doheny Campus. The tours will be given at 9, 9:45, 10:30, and 11:15 a.m. on the following Saturdays in 2005: Oct. 8 and Nov. 5, 2005; and on the following Saturdays in 2006: Jan. 28, March 18, April 22, June 17, July 15, Oct. 14, and Nov. 11, 2006.

The home of oil baron Edward L. and Carrie Estelle Doheny for almost 60 years, the Gothic Renaissance-style Victorian mansion was designed by architects Theodore Augustus Elsen and Sumner P. Hunt in 1898. This well-maintained home boasts a marble-pillared great hall, the Pompeian Room with imported Siena marble and a Tiffany iridescent glass dome, furniture copied by permission of the Italian government from Pompeian furniture in a Rome museum, and much of the original furnishings in its other opulent rooms. Visitors will step back in time as they learn the history of this fascinating family, and the lifestyle of rich and famous Angelenos more than 100 years ago.

Docent-led groups limited to 20 people will visit the first floor of the Mansion and outside surroundings. The cost of the tour is $25 per person and reservations are a must. No children under 12, please.

Contact Angelic Rome at (213) 477-2962 to book reservations or for more information.

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