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Location submitted by: sdonley on 01/17/2018
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The Greystone Mansion, also known as the Doheny Mansion, is a Tudor Revival mansion on a landscaped estate with distinctive formal English gardens, located in Beverly Hills, California, United States.

905 Loma Vista Dr.
Beverly Hills , CA 90210
Phone: (310) 285-6830
Open to the public: Yes

Lat: 34.0921765
Lon: -118.4014507

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Demographic Rank: 6
History: 2
Stories: 2
Claims: 7
Evidence: 0
Resources: 12
Retrievals: 15029
Vistor Rating: 0.0
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History information is some background and history about the location. This is meant to be a basic summary. Below the history records you will find sources in which you can click on to find out more information. There may be multiple history records per location.

The Greystone Mansion, also known as the Doheny Mansion, is a Tudor Revival mansion on a landscaped estate with distinctive formal English gardens, located in Beverly Hills, California, United States. Architect Gordon Kaufmann designed the residence and ancillary structures, and construction was completed in 1928. The estate was a gift from oil tycoon Edward L. Doheny to his son, Edward "Ned" Doheny, Jr., and his family. Following the purchase of the estate by the city of Beverly Hills in 1965, the property became a city park in 1971, and was subsequently added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976 as Doheny Estate/Greystone. The house and grounds are often used in filmmaking and television production. The house's descending staircase is one of the most famous sets in Hollywood.

On February 16, 1929, four months after Ned Doheny, his wife Lucy and their five children moved into Greystone, Doheny died in a guest bedroom in a murder-suicide with his secretary, Hugh Plunkett. The official story indicated Plunkett murdered Doheny either because of a "nervous disorder" or inflamed with anger over not receiving a raise. Others point out that Doheny's gun was the murder weapon and that Doheny was not buried in Los Angeles' Calvary Cemetery, a Catholic cemetery, with the rest of his family, indicating that he had committed suicide. Both men are buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, within a few hundred yards of each other. Both were involved in the trial of Doheny's father in the Teapot Dome scandal.

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Stories are just that. Stories and personal accounts that have been reported about the location.

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Lots of mystery and unanswered questions surround the murder-suicide of a secretary and his employer, Ned Doheny, son of wealthy oil influencer Edward Doheny. While the official report claims the secretary either had a nervous breakdown, or killed his boss over not receiving a raise, multiple conspiracy theories have surfaced since. The homicide detective who arrived at the scene later wrote an autobiography called "Me, Detective," detailing the errors within the investigation. The case was declared solved by the District Attorney's Office the following day, but rumors say Ned and his secretary Hugh still roam the halls of the mansion today.

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3087 08/04/2019 sdonley The apparition of a man in black has been reported.
3088 08/04/2019 sdonley Cold spots throughout the building and especially in the murder room.
3089 08/04/2019 sdonley Reports of nail holes in the walls bleeding have been made.
3090 08/04/2019 sdonley Strange pools of liquid that looks like blood have appeared and disappeared.
3091 08/04/2019 sdonley The apparition of a women has been reported.
3092 08/04/2019 sdonley The smell of lilac perfume has been detected.
3093 08/04/2019 sdonley The apparitions of butlers and cooks have been seen.

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5 Paranormal Places In Beverly Hills: Lucille Ball's Home; Beverly Hills Hotel; Greystone Mansion
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Greystone Mansion
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The Greystone Mansion is on the Doheny Greystone Estate in Beverly Hills. The fabulous design is English Gothic Revival from renowned Southern California Architect Gordon B. Kaufman. Completed in 1928 for the prominent Doheny family who made their fortune in oil.
Two Bodies in the Bedroom: The Greystone Mansion Murder Mystery
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Greystone Mansion
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.905 Loma Vista Drive (north of Sunset Blvd.), Beverly Hills, CA. / (310) 285-6830 The largest home ever built in Beverly Hills, Greystone manor, wasn't built by a movie star, even though many movies have been filmed at this spectacular estate.
Greystone Mansion and Gardens: The Doheny Estate
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Built in 1928 for the son of a prominent oil baron, the majestic Greystone Mansion & Gardens is surrounded by 18.5 acres of lush, city-owned parkland. Formerly known as the Doheny estate, it is now a registered historical landmark in Beverly Hills.
Greystone Mansion and Park (Beverly Hills, CA): Top Tips Before You Go - TripAdvisor
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Greystone Mansion & Gardens - The Doheny Estate
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A permit is required for all photography at Greystone. Non-commercial photography (such as wedding, engagement, family, graduation, quinceañera photos) can apply for a permit up to two weeks in advance by contacting our main office at 310-285-6830.
Money, Murder, and Mystery: One Afternoon Inside Beverly Hills's Beautifully Creepy Greystone Mansion
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Greystone Mansion was paid for with oil. Its value endures because of a murder. The estate's original 429 acres, resting at the actual crown of Beverly Hills, were purchased by oil baron EL Doheny...
Greystone Mansion
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Beverly Hills has no shortage of famous estates, but Greystone Mansion ranks among the most instantly recognizable and historically notorious of all.
Welcome to The Friends of Greystone
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Historic Doheny Greystone Estate is owned by the City of Beverly Hills and is operated through the Department of Community Services - Recreation and Parks Division. Park grounds are usually open to the public daily, but may occasionally be closed for holidays, filming or special events.
Haunted Designer Showcase: Greystone Mansion
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This weekend, the legendary Greystone Mansion of Beverly Hills will open its gates and welcome visitors to the annual Greystone Mansion Designer Showcase House (Nov.
Greystone Mansion
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The Greystone Mansion, located in Beverly Hills, California, comes with a haunted reputation based on the following story and information gathered from Wikipedia. Paranormal investigators from all walks of life continue to visit this historic landmark:

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