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Summer Tours Scheduled of Doheny Mansion

May 3, 2006 -- Two tours of the legendary Doheny Mansion at Mount Saint Mary’s University near downtown Los Angeles will be offered this summer on June 17 and July 15, 2006. The tours will be given at 9:00; 9:45; 10:30; and 11:15 a.m.

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 (213) 477-2962 to book reservations or for further information. Proceeds will benefit the preservation of this historic residence.

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