A VENUE WITH HISTORY
Purchased in 2002, the Law Firm of Eymann Allison Hunter Jones P.S. restored the mansion to preserve this historic Spokane landmark. Kirkland Cutter, the renowed 19th century architect, was told to spare no expense in designing the home of mining magnate Patrick “Patsy” Clark in 1889. Pictures and words cannot begin to reveal
the minute detail and architectural craftsmanship given this beautifully restored mansion.
The mansion was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.
When the 12,000 sq ft home was completed in 1889, it was the talk of the town. The 3 ½ story extravaganza, suggesting Spanish and Moorish influences, included rounded corner towers and arched loggias. The exterior sandstone was imported from Italy and the brick was made in St. Louis, Missouri. The interior included custom made Tiffany lamps and chandeliers made in New York, onyx fireplaces, 14-foot stained glass windows, golden lined chairs, silk curtains, and a grandfather clock that was said to have cost $17,000. Behind the mansion was a combination of carriage house and stable. Sparing no expense, the mansion and its furnishing cost $13,000,000. For roughly the first fifty years after the Clarks passed on the Mansion was used as a private residence. The Mansion was then converted into the Francis Lester Inn and finally to Spokane’s cherished Patsy Clarks’ Restaurant from 1982-2001.