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Doheny Mansion Opens for September Public Tours

Aug. 25, 2010 -- The Doheny Mansion at Mount Saint Mary’s University, former estate of early-1900s oil baron Edward L. Doheny, opens for public tours at 9:45, 10:30 and 11:15 a.m. on Sept. 18, 2010. The College continues its ongoing restoration of the home, and visitors will be able to see this work up close.

Home to the Doheny family for nearly 60 years, the mansion was designed by Theodore Augustus Eisen and Sumner P. Hunt in 1898. Doheny and his wife, Carrie Estelle Doheny, frequently remodeled the mansion. Public tours cost $25 a person. Tours include the first floor of the mansion and surrounding grounds. Some discounts apply. Call 213.477.2962 for tour information, or go to for tour information and other mansion news. The mansion is located near downtown Los Angeles at No. 8 Chester Place, Los Angeles, CA 90007.

To support restoration efforts, the College continues to expand its group Friends of the Doheny Mansion.

To learn more about the Dohenys, read the book "The Doheny Mansion: A Biography of a Home," by mansion Curator MaryAnn Bonino. All proceeds from book sales go toward mansion conservation. The book is available for purchase through


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