Located in Asheville, North Carolina, the Reynolds Mansion is the family home of Senator Robert Reynolds who served in the US Senate from 1932 - 1945. While in Washington, Senator Reynolds became acquainted with Evalyn Walsh McLean, owner of the Hope Diamond, and eventuall married her daughter Evalyn (Evie) Washington McLean After the sudden and tragic death of Evie and Evalyn, the heir to the Hope Diamond came to the daughter of Robert and Evie, Mamie Reynolds. In 1949 the famous necklace was sold by the Reynolds to jeweler Harry Winston. Harry Winston donated the Hope Diamond to the Smithsonian Museum in 1958 where it is still on permanent display today.
Coordinates with 6000643 "Trekking the Backcountry".