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Guide to the Hayes Mansion Papers 1993.122
1993.122  
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Description
Papers document efforts circa 1979-1981 to preserve the Hayes Mansion in San Jose, California. Includes grant proposals and related documents, background on the mansion and Mary Hayes Chynoweth, City Council minutes and City Ordinances, records of the Association to Save Hayes Mansion, and many photographs of the exterior and interior of the mansion.
Background
According to The Gem of Edenvale, by Nancy L. Newlin, the Hayes mansion was originally build in 1905 to replace a Queen Anne Victorian on the same site in the Edenvale neighborhood of San Jose, California. It served as a the residence for the Hayes family, whose matriarch, Mary Hayes Chynoweth, was a community healer and spiritual guide. Both the original Victorian home, built in 1891, and the later Meditteranean-inspired mansion, completed in 1905, were designed by architect George Page.
Extent
1.0 Linear feet
Restrictions
Property rights reside with History San Jose. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact History San Jose Research Library.
Availability
Materials are open to the public for research by appointment.