AKA: Clark, William Andrews, Jr., Mausoleum, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA

Structure Type: built works - religious structures - cemeteries; built works - social and civic buildings - monuments

Designers: Farquhar, Robert D., Architect (firm); Robert David Farquhar (architect); Sherry Edmundson Fry (sculptor)

Dates: constructed 1922

5950 Santa Monica Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90038-2043

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Robert D. Farquhar designed the Clark Mausoleum for the Hollywood Cemetery, Los Angeles, CA; small in size, it had a peripteral templar form with engaged Ionic columns. According to a publication dating from 1927, this was one of the most costly mausoleums in the U.S. at the time. Its exterior was composed completely of white Georgia marble. This also included the sheathing of the roof. Each column was carved from a single piece of marble. Sculptor Sherry Fry designed the pediment sculpture.

Clark's made several cultural contributions to the City of Los Angeles; first he helped to found the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra in 1917; second, he donated his vast collection of rare books to the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1934 after his death.

PCAD id: 7054