|The Senator Clark Mansion on Fifth Avenue & 77th Street. The Childhood home of Heiress Huguette Clark.|
|View from 77th Street of the Senator Clark Mansion.|
The phenomenal mansion of Senator William Andrews Clark at Fifth Avenue and Seventy Seventh Street.
Considered to be the largest and most opulent mansion along New York' Fifth Avenue, " Millionaires Row".
Here is a little pun about the Clark mansion written at the time of it's construction.
"Senator Copper of Tonopah Ditch made a clean billion in minin' and sich. Hiked for New York, where his money he blew, bildin' a palace on Fift' Avenoo. 'How,' says the Senator, 'kin I look proudest? Build me a house that'll holler the loudest. None of your slab-sided, plain mossyleums! Gimme the treasures of art 'an museums! ...
Build it new-fangled, scalloped and angled, fine like a weddin' cake garnished with pills. Gents, do your duty, trot out your beauty. Gimme my money's worth, I'll pay the bills.' Pillars Ionic, eaves Babylonic, doors cut in scallops resemblin' a shell. Roof was Egyptian, gables caniptian. Whole grand effect when completed was — hell." — Wallace Irwin, 1912
Click HERE for the history of the Mansion and family.
Floor Plans of the Clark Mansion
Interiors of the Clark Mansion at the Museum of the City of New York
Read MORE on New York Social Diary
960 Fifth Avenue today
Early Exterior of the Mansion
Completion of the Mansion
Demolition of the Clark Mansion