Huguette Clark, the daughter of U.S. Senator William A. Clark who founded Las Vegas, left public life in 1930’s and permanently retreated to her private Fifth Avenue New York apartment. Her mansions across the U.S. were left empty and unused.
She left a fortune of $300 million when she passed away at 104 years old in 2011. Her multiple homes are still uninhabited and are documented in the book, Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune.
To see photographs of Clark’s reclusive life and her many estates, scroll below:
Huguette Clark in a costume with her father, W.A. Clark, a railroad and mining tycoon.