Clark Memorial Bench Historical

Clark Memorial Bench Historical (HM1X1A)

Location: Alameda, CA 94501 Alameda County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 45.565', W 122° 14.718'

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My Dumb Friends Bench

Donated to the city of Alameda in 1920 by Park Avenue resident Isabella Derby Clark, this concrete bench was designed by Myrtle Maillot. Mrs. Clark was a proponent of animal welfare. The inscription "In memory of my dumb friends" is a reference to animals and their inability to speak. A pet watering fountain was originally attached to the bench's east side. The bench was damaged when a palm tree fell on it during a 2013 storm. Citizens, in cooperation with city officials and non-profit organizations raised funds to repair and restore the bench and to place a street lamp at the site. Poet, songwriter and lead singer of The Doors, James Douglas "Jim" Morrison (1943-1971) was a frequent visitor to the bench while a student at Alameda High School.
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Details
HM NumberHM1X1A
Series This marker is part of the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series
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Year Placed2016
Placed ByNative Sons of the Golden West
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, February 27th, 2017 at 1:01am PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 566477 N 4179390
Decimal Degrees37.75941667, -122.24530000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 45.565', W 122° 14.718'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 45' 33.9" N, 122° 14' 43.08" W
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Area Code(s)510, 415
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2531 San Jose Ave, Alameda CA 94501, US
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