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.
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.