2014 Doheny Mansion Public Tours

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2014 Doheny Mansion Public Tours

Event Description - Doheny Mansion Public Tour

Experience the grandeur of early Los Angeles with a visit to the Doheny Mansion located on the downtown campus of Mount. St. Mary’s College on Chester Place. Chester Place was an exclusive gated community of Victorian mansions in the early 1900’s and home to oil baron Edward L. and Carrie Estelle Doheny for almost 60 years.


The Doheny home is a Gothic Renaissance style Victorian mansion and was designed by architects Theodore Augustus Eisen and Sumner P. Hunt in 1899. The mansion boasts a marble-pillared Great Hall, the Pompeian Room with imported Siena marble and a Tiffany iridescent glass dome. The home contains furniture copied by permission of the Italian government from Pompeian furniture in a Rome museum and many of the original furnishings in its other opulent rooms.


Docent-let groups are limited to 15 people. The tour starts in the former home of Edward Doheny's son, Ned, and includes the history of Chester Place, the Doheny family and other prominent residents of the neighborhood. Please wear comfortable walking shoes!


The cost is $20 per person. You must pay with check or credit card call to reserve your space . Please call to inquire about senior, group and MSMC affiliate discounts. Reservations are a must!

Space is limited. No children under 12 years of age.


If you are a prospective student who would like to take a tour of the campus, please contact 213-477-2561 for the Doheny campus, and 310-954-4250 for the Chalon campus.

Contact Information
Primary Contact
Debbie Ream
10 Chester Place
Los Angeles, CA 90007
(213) 477-2505
(213) 477-2763
 Secondary Contact
Date & Location
Location: The Doheny Mansion is located near downtown L.A.
DIRECTIONS:  From the Santa Monica Freeway (10), exit Hoover and turn right (south).  Go to Adams Blvd. and turn left.  Travel about 3 blocks to St. James Place and turn left.  Turn right on St. James Park and proceed into the campus. Your tour will begin in the light green mansion, number 10. 



From the Harbor Freeway (110), exit on Adams Blvd. offramp; go two blocks straight to Adams Blvd. and turn right (west).  Travel 1/2 mile, and go right on St. James Place.  Turn right onto St. James Park and proceed into the campus.  Your tour will begin in the light green mansion, number 10. 


Saturday, March 1, 2014
March 1, 2014

Saturday, May 24, 2014
May 24, 2013

Saturday, July 12, 2014
July 12, 2014

Saturday, October 18, 2014
October 18, 2014

Saturday, November 15, 2014
November 15, 2014

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Chalon Campus | 12001 Chalon Rd. | Los Angeles, CA 90049   Doheny Campus | 10 Chester Place | Los Angeles, CA 90007
Ph: (213) 477-2500