James Clark Mansion

Browne's Addition Tour - Story 6

The James Clark Mansion is a private residence. Please observe the residents privacy by observing this historic property from the sidewalk.

The James Clark mansion is located at 2308 W 3rd Avenue and was built in 1896 and designed by Albert Held. The mansion was constructed in the "Georgian Revival," style. James Clark was the brother of Patrick Clark, whose mansion lies across Coeur d'Alene Park. James Clark was a miner throughout various mines in the West until moving to Idaho to become involved in mine management. James Clark became the superintendent of the quite prosperous War Eagle mine in British Columbia, Canada.

James Clark only lived in the mansion until August 8th 1901 when he died at 53 years of age from cancer of the stomach. His wife, Charlotte, remained living in the mansion until 1920.

This mansion is an example of a large house that has been converted to apartment units. In 1921 the house was converted for use as the Isabella Club, an affordable home for young ladies. Currently the New Horizon Care Center Inc. as the Isabella House, which helps women who are pregnant or have children and are struggling with alcohol and other addictions. Adaptive re-use of historic buildings in Browne's Addition is not a new phenomenon. Beginning in the middle of the 20th Century it became common for large mansions to be divided into apartments in order to fill the need for apartment living, which was close to the downtown core.

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Image from: Nelson Wayne Durham, History of the City of Spokane and Spokane County, Washington: From Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time, vol. 2 (S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1912), 39.

Image from: Nelson Wayne Durham, History of the City of Spokane and Spokane County, Washington: From Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time, vol. 2 (S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1912), 39.

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James Clark Death Certificate.  Image courtesy of Washington State Archives, Digital Archives Spokane County Death Returns 1888-1907. ONLINE: 2005. Washington Secretary of State. Transcribed by Eastern Region Branch Archives staff and volunteers.

James Clark Death Certificate. Image courtesy of Washington State Archives, Digital Archives Spokane County Death Returns 1888-1907. ONLINE: 2005. Washington Secretary of State. Transcribed by Eastern Region Branch Archives staff and volunteers.

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James Clark Mansion 2001. Image Courtesy of: Yeomans, Linda, and Spokane City / County Historic Preservation Office. Historic Resources Inventorya€'�: Browne's Addition Historic District. Spokane, Washington: Spokane City/County Historic Preservation Office, 2001.

James Clark Mansion 2001. Image Courtesy of: Yeomans, Linda, and Spokane City / County Historic Preservation Office. Historic Resources Inventorya€': Browne's Addition Historic District. Spokane, Washington: Spokane City/County Historic Preservation Office, 2001.

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James Clark Mansion, 2013.  Image Courtesy of Zachary Wnek.

James Clark Mansion, 2013. Image Courtesy of Zachary Wnek.

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James Clark Mansion, Side, 2013. Image Courtesy of Zachary Wnek.

James Clark Mansion, Side, 2013. Image Courtesy of Zachary Wnek.

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James Clark Mansion, Carriage House, 2013. Image Courtesy of Zachary Wnek

James Clark Mansion, Carriage House, 2013. Image Courtesy of Zachary Wnek

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Clark Mansion

Clark Mansion

This early photograph of the Clark Mansion shows the original roofline. | Source: Image courtesy of a Spokane Historical user. View File Details Page

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Voice and research Courtesy of Zachary Wnek.

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Zachary Wnek, “James Clark Mansion,” Spokane Historical, accessed June 23, 2017, http://spokanehistorical.org/items/show/313.

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