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MSMU to Host Summer Public Tours of Doheny Mansion

June 13, 2008 -- 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 July 12, 2008.

Home to the Doheny family for almost 60 years, the Gothic Renaissance-style Victorian mansion was designed by Theodore Augustus Eisen and Sumner P. Hunt in 1898. Doheny and his wife, Carrie Estelle Doheny, frequently remodeled the mansion and added 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 go to www.dohenymansion.org for tour information and other mansion news.

Reporters and editors interested in touring the mansion or speaking with the mansion curator should contact Marie Blakey in the Public Relations Department at 213.477.2505 or mblakey@msmu.edu. The mansion is located near downtown Los Angeles at No. 8 Chester Place, Los Angeles, CA 90007.

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