Empty Mansions - Chapters 8-10 Summary & Analysis

Bill Dedman
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Chapter 8: Bellosguardo

W.A. Clark bought the seaside estate in Santa Barbara, Bellosguardo, in 1923, two years before his death. Then in 1933, eight years after a devastating earthquake, Anna had the original house razed and built a new one that would better survive natural disasters. From the time the house was finished, Anna and Huguette routinely visited the home until the early 1950s when Anna became too frail for the long journey.

The house was beautifully decorated by Anna, with rooms filled with her musical instruments and favorite art work. There were also many portraits of both Andree and Huguette. In the backyard, there was a small cottage named for Andree. It was a cottage that was never entered, never used. Huguette also made her own tribute to her sister when, in 1928, she gave money to the city to create the Andree Clark Bird...

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