College Purchases West Adams Parcel Adjacent to Doheny Campus
Sept. 2, 2009 -- Mount Saint Mary’s University has purchased a significant property from the Maryknoll Fathers at 745 W. Adams Blvd. that includes a century-old home reflecting the neighborhood's historic charm.
"For the Mount, this is a long-term strategic move that will support our mission of offering high-quality Catholic higher education in Los Angeles," says College President Jacqueline Powers Doud.
The parcel is 27,000 square feet and has a 6,200-square-foot home built in 1910 on the premises, along with smaller structures. "We are in the process of discussing best uses of the property that will contribute to advancing our strategic, educational, and master plans," Doud adds.
"I am confident that this addition will further enhance the already outstanding quality of education at Mount Saint Mary’s University," says Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.
"This is terrific news for Mount Saint Mary’s University, the neighborhood and historic preservation," says Jim Robinson, president of the West Adams Heritage Association, which advocates for preservation of the unique historic homes surrounding Mount Saint Mary’s University. "The Doheny Campus holds one of the finest collections of landmark buildings in the city, and the Adams Boulevard residence is an impressive addition. We congratulate the Mount, and are pleased that this fine, historic building will spend its future in such capable hands."
The University Park area which includes the Doheny Campus contains one of the highest concentrations of city historic-cultural monuments of any Historic Preservation Overlay Zone in Los Angeles.