Meanwhile the family was enjoying the new house at 710 West Adams Street, part of a growing high-end neighborhood, with families such as the Dohenys mere blocks away, Stephen Dorsey a few doors to the east, and William Kerckhoff second house to the west. The house as it looked in 1906:
|710 W. Adams Street|
In early 1912 it was decided that Walter and Virginia would travel out of the country and return on the maiden voyage of the world's soon-to-be most famous ship. Walter filled out the passport paperwork in January, 1912 and all was set to travel.
|J.Ross Clark witnesses son Walter's signature on his passport application Jan. 31, 1912|
|Ross Clark and grandparents J. Ross |
and Miriam--courtesy of UNLV Collections
In 1913, Homes and Gardens of the Pacific Coast Volume II Los Angeles had this to say about the Clark house on West Adams:
"The home of Mr. Clark shows many interesting English features, notably the brick and half timber construction. The training of the vines over a large portion of the exposed surface, the placing of the small trees and shrubs, and the fine old palms, give the home an air of quiet seclusion. The grounds are well laid out, and are enclosed with wrought iron fences supported by heavy cement posts, over which vines have been trained in a very pleasing manner."
|Clark Mausoleum |
(Note Date on steps at left)
Reference: William Andrews Clark; PBS profile
710 West Adams Boulevard