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Doheny Mansion

1899-1900

 
 
Doheny Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, 2020
1. Doheny Mansion Marker
Inscription.  
Declared Historic Cultural Monument No. 30 by the Cultural Heritage Board, Municipal Art Department, City of Los Angeles.
 
Erected 1965 by City of Los Angeles. (Marker Number 30.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the City of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments series list.
 
Location. 34° 1.846′ N, 118° 16.63′ W. Marker is in Los Angeles, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Chester Place, 0.1 miles north of Adams Boulevard, on the right when traveling north. Located on the Mount Saint Mary’s University Doheny Campus. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10 Chester Pl, Los Angeles CA 90007, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Automobile Club Headquarters (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. John's Episcopal Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Second Church of Christ, Scientist (approx. 0.3 miles away); Los Angeles Trade-Technical College (approx. 0.4 miles away);
Doheny Mansion image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, 2020
2. Doheny Mansion
The marker is in the doorway, to the right of the door.
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Adlai Stevenson (approx. half a mile away); Patriotic Hall (approx. half a mile away); Shrine Auditorium & Expo Center (approx. 0.6 miles away); Public Service (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Los Angeles.
 
Regarding Doheny Mansion. Edward L. Doheny was an American oil tycoon who drilled the first successful oil well in Los Angeles in 1892. His success set off a petroleum boom in Southern California, and made him a fortune. He purchased the mansion in 1901. Built in 1899 in the French Gothic architectural style, the three-story, twenty-two-room residence was designed by Theodore Eisen and Sumner P. Hunt. It is within Mount Saint Mary's University's Doheny campus, where it houses college offices, has occasional docent-led tours, and hosts chamber music concerts.
 
Also see . . .
1. Doheny Mansion. Downtown LA website entry (Submitted on September 27, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. Greystone (aka Doheny) Mansion. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on September 27, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Stimson House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, 2020
3. Stimson House
Located nearby, at 2421 S Figueroa St, built in 1891. Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument No. 212, designated in 1979.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 10, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 132 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 10, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.

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Jun. 26, 2022