|MARYCLIFF HIGH SCHOOL AND UNDERCLIFF MANSION
It was with great pleasure that I accepted the commission for Marycliff/Undercliff mansion. After photographing the current modern business
park version of the school grounds, my inspiration came from a yearbook inside cover page from the 70’s found in the Spokane Dioceses’
records vault. It was important to confirm the Madonna in the grotto, which I felt compelled to include in the painting.
MARYCLIFF High School first opened its doors in 1929 and graduated its first class in 1933, consisting of 46 women. The school closed in
1979. The Marycliff site was recorded in the National Register of Historic places in 1980. The “Undercliff” mansion (donated to the Diocese
of Spokane by B.L. Gordon’s widow in 1929 for use as a Catholic girls’ school) was built in 1896 by Spokane pioneer F. Lewis Clark. The
mansion was designed by famed Spokane architect Kirtland K. Cutter. Marycliff Hall, a classroom building was built in 1930.
8 X 10 = 25.00
12 X 18 = 65.00
14 X 20 = 125.00
14 X 20