Clarke Estate History

The Estate

The Clarke Estate was built as the home of Chauncey and Marie Rankin Clarke in 1919. A wealthy, socially prominent couple, they hired architect Irving Gill to build their country home on 60 acres of citrus groves in Santa Fe Springs. Gill build this elegant house...Read More

The Clarkes

Chauncey Clarke was born in 1858 in Peoria, Illinois, where his family made a fortune by developing the Clarke Distilleries. In the 1890's, Chauncey moved to Phoenix, Arizona, for his health, and there he purchased hundreds of acres of desert land...Read More

The Architecture

Most of the buildings in which we work and live have been influenced in some way by Irving Gill's architecture. Although he had little formal architectural education. Gill pioneered innovations such as tilt-up concrete construction, un-decorated wall surfaces, sky-lit bathrooms,...Read More

The Clarke Estate is located at 10211 Pioneer Boulevard, Santa Fe Springs, CA
Call (562) 946-6476 or E-Mail Clarke Estate
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