Council Honors Friends of Greystone

The historic preservation group receives a proclamation recognizing its efforts to improve and maintain the park and mansion.

The Beverly Hills City Council on Tuesday praised a group dedicated to preserving historic Greystone Mansion.

Nearly 20 Friends of Greystone stood at the front of the Council Chamber with Mayor William Brien and Councilman Barry Brucker, who read an official city of Beverly Hills proclamation recognizing the organization's

"The dedicated volunteers of Friends of Greystone have increased public awareness of this historic treasure through innovative programming and have raised funds for important restoration projects," Councilman Barry Brucker read from the city's offical proclamation.

Some recent restoration projects include the mansion's minstrel gallery, formal dining room, breakfast room and "the installation of 38 framed historical room photos," Brucker said.

"We are volunteers who work tirelessly to make Greystone Mansion the gem of the city," said Friends of Greystone President Susan Rosen.

"It's a wonderful place to do events, to have tours, to see the wonderful history that exists in the city of Beverly Hills," Mayor William Brien said.

The nonprofit Friends of Greystone aims "to preserve, protect, promote and enhance Greystone Mansion, as well as promote ongoing activities for the enjoyment and enrichment of the public," according to the organization's website.

The 46,054-square-foot mansion was built in 1928 and sits on an 18.3-acre lot at 501 Doheny Road.

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