Ever since I read this story about the Greystone Mansion on the @kcet website, it intrigued me.
I’ve always loved the Old Hollywood stories. Remember the old @enews show, “Mysteries and Scandals”? One of my faves. This story reminded me of that, but it didn’t involve a Hollywood starlet. It involves a famous local family with a famous name and a murder.
“Beautiful terraced gardens, more akin to the palaces of Europe than L.A., were filled with outstanding views, trickling fountains, towering trees and overgrown paths leading to cozy nooks. The house itself was silent, its grey walls of Indiana slate glimmering like an exotic pearl, slightly darker than the overcast sky. I peered into the windows of the mansion, trying to imagine which ground floor room was the guest bedroom where, on February 16, 1929, Ned Doheny and his best friend Hugh Plunkett died -- each man killed by a single bullet to the head.”
It is free to access the park’s grounds, which provides an amazing view of the Los Angeles skyline. This is a great place to take kids, they can roam and burn off some energy. .
Copy and paste this link to read the full story: https://www.kcet.org/history-society/we-shall-never-know-murder-money-and-the-enduring-mystery-of-greystone-mansion