Santa Monica Conservancy Offers Special Tours Of Marion Davis Guest House

Sunday, 21 Oct 2012, 2:32:00 AM

Mitch James

Santa Monica Conservancy docents will be offering special tours of the Marion Davies Guest House today, Oct. 21 as part of Julia Morgan 2012 - a state-wide festival celebrating the life and work of California's first licensed female architect.

The former estate of Marion Davies and William Randolph Hearst was one of Miss Morgan's important projects in Southern California, and the guest house and pool stand as testimonials to her design talents.

The special Julia Morgan-themed tours, which require no reservations, will be offered between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Sunday Oct. 21, and will continue on Saturday, Nov. 4 from 11 a.m. to 2p.m. and Sunday Nov. 11, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Monday Nov. 12 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

As part of the Beach House celebration of Julia Morgan 2012, a gallery exhibition presenting a series of biographical/interview panels featuring local woman architects, created in collaboration with the Association for Women in Architecture + Design, Los Angeles, will be on display through Oct. 31.

For more information on the Julia Morgan 2012 activities at the Beach House, visit

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