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Hayes Mansion

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 30, 2012
1. Hayes Mansion Marker
Inscription. Mary Hayes Chynoweth, matriarch of the Hayes family, built this 65 room, 41,000 square foot Mediterranean Revival-Style mansion to replace an earlier Victorian one which had been destroyed by fire. While she did not live to occupy the mansion herself, her two sons and their families lived in the house for four decades.

Everis Anson Hayes and Jay Orley Hayes were two of San Jose’s most influential and illustrious citizens. E.A. Hayes served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1904 to 1918. J.O. Hayes was founder and president of the California Prune and Apricot Growers Association, which later became known as Sunsweet Growers. Together the two brothers owned and published the San Jose Mercury and the San Jose Herald Newspapers.

The Edenvale Estate was a center of social and political activity for the Santa Clara Valley and was visited by many distinguished public figures.

The Hayes Mansion was designed by architect George Page and completed in 1905. Renovation and remodeling was completed in 1994 by the public/private partnership of the City of San Jose and the Renaissance Conference Company.
 
Location. 37° 15.754′ N, 121° 49.245′ W. Marker is in San Jose, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker can be reached from Edenvale
Hayes Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 30, 2012
2. Hayes Mansion Marker
Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 Edenvale Avenue, San Jose CA 95136, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Hayes Mansion (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Frontier Village (approx. ¼ mile away); Keesling’s Shade Trees (approx. 0.9 miles away); New Almaden Quicksilver Mine (approx. 2 miles away); The Bernal Adobe Site and Bear Tree (approx. 2.9 miles away); George Donner, Jr. (approx. 3.1 miles away); Dr. John Towsend (approx. 3.2 miles away); Jean Jacques Vioget (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Jose.
 
Also see . . .  Eden Vale. This Hayes family home was built in 1905. Mary Hayes Chynoweth never lived in it because she died just before it was finished. She was 79. Her sons, Jay Orley and Everis Anson lived in it with their families." (Submitted on August 30, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
The Hayes Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 30, 2012
3. The Hayes Mansion
The Hayes Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 30, 2012
4. The Hayes Mansion
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 440 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 30, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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