My Dumb Friends BenchDonated 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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|Series||This marker is part of the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series|
|Placed By||Native Sons of the Golden West|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, February 27th, 2017 at 1:01am PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||10S E 566477 N 4179390|
|Decimal Degrees||37.75941667, -122.24530000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 45.565', W 122° 14.718'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 45' 33.9" N, 122° 14' 43.08" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||510, 415|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2531 San Jose Ave, Alameda CA 94501, US|
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